5-days tour Aberdare –Rift valley Lake -Masai Mara
From Nairobi / return to Nairobi -Kenya
Tour Kenya in 5 -day,4- night with visit to the Aberdares and an overnight stay at a tree hotel / lodge, Lake Nakuru National park in the Rift valley & the ultimate Masai Mara game reserve.
At the Aberdare,game viewing into the late night is from the balconies of your Tree hotel
Tour accommodation is either optional economy, standard, luxury safari lodges or tented camps.
Choose your safari lodging category depending on your safari budget or style
Safari transport and game viewing drives are in a customized pop up top safari minivan..
You can upgrade to pop up top 4 x 4 land cruiser jeep
Private safari tour
Set own safari dates
• Overnight at a Tree lodge with night game viewing from the balconies
• 1 day & night at Aberdare national park.
• Lake Nakuru national park.
• Masai Mara game reserve
• Awesome scenery including the great rift valley views along the safari route.
• Blend of local cultures and tribes people including the Masai etc.
• Elephant,Buffallo, Gazelle, dikdik, Giraffe, Lion, Ostrich, Cheetah, Warthog, Flamingoes, Pelicans etc.
• Optional Masai village visit at Masai mara (please arrange with your driver guide)
• Option hot air balloon excursion at Masai Mara
Day 1: Nairobi- Aberdare National Park: (160 km.3hours)
0800am: Pick up from your Nairobi hotel/Nairobi Airport . Proceed to the Aberdare national park
The drive is scenic via the central Kenya highlands with stops to view tea and coffee plantations.
There shall be a further stop to see and experience the largest open air market in East Africa at Karatina
Afternoon and evening spent game viewing from the balconies of your Tree lodge
The Aberdare national park is home to elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker
Overnight at a Tree hotel-note only overnight bags are allowed at the tree hotel
Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.
What to do at Aberdare…
Wildlife viewing,bird watching.
Day 2: Aberdares- Lake Nakuru National Park: (240 km: 4 Hrs.)
Transfer to your base hotel ( either the Aberdare country club or Outspan hotel).
Proceed to the lake Nakuru national park. There shall be a stop to view the scenic Thompson falls at Nyahururu.
The drive via farming country and local homesteads via the Great Rift Valley escarpment floor is scenic.
Afternoon bird watching and game viewing drive.
Enjoy the diverse ecology and varied habitats that range from the Lake itself to the surrounding areas.
Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching easy hikes and game viewing drives
The lake is home to hundreds of thousands of flamingoes and other bird species.
Lake Nakuru hosts in its sanctuary the black and white rhinos.
Overnight at your lake Nakuru lodge or tented camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
What you may see at lake Nakuru national park ….. Flamingo, different terrestial bird species, unique vegetation of about 550 different plant species, Waterfalls, White Rhino, Black Rhino, waterbucks.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara: (285 km: 5.5 Hrs.)
Morning bird and game viewing drives . Depart for the Masai Mara game reserve with stops at scenic points along the safari route. Afternoon game viewing drive at the Mara
Overnight at your Masai Mara safari lodge or tented camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Full Day – Masai Mara
Today shall be a game viewing extravaganza! Masai Mara Game reserve remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system. It is host to the highest and most varied concentration of wild animals than any other wildlife park in the region.
The scenic appeal of the tree studded savannah plains, the moderate climate and diversity of wild game species makes it a one stop shop for game viewing activities. We shall traverse the Masai Mara reserve on a full day of unlimited game viewing encountering the big five and more of the lesser game.
Picnic lunch shall be by the Mara river as we watch hippos & crocodiles or maybe the great migration (July – October)
Overnight shall be at our Masai Mara safari lodge/ Tented camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Masai Mara – Nairobi (265 kms- 5 hrs)
A morning game viewing drive at the Masai mara. An extra game drive as you depart the reserve.
Proceed to Nairobi. Arrive Nairobi in the late afternoon.
Drop off at your Nairobi hotel / Nairobi airport
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch.
Just so that you may know
- Safari is flexible and can be modified as per your specifications
- Safari can be modified to visit Lake Bogoria or Lake Naivasha instead of Lake Nakuru
- safari can be extended for extra day/days at the Masai Mara
- Driving times in Kenya are estimates and can vary due to road traffic and state of road
- Safari can include local flights to cut on driving time if required (extra price)