Welcome to the real concrete jungle. Nairobi is a charming, cosmopolitan city, blessed with the most wildlife in the world, making it a great safari destination. Known as the ‘Green City in the Sun’, Nairobi is the largest city as well as the capital of Kenya. Furthermore, it is the most populated city in East Africa, and the fourth largest city in Africa.
July through September is the prime time to visit Kenya and its neighbour Tanzania. This is the dry season and the height of the great migrations which see thousands of wildebeest and other wildlife moving between the Mara in Kenya to the Serengeti in Tanzania. The season is dry, meaning more comfortable travel if travelling by road and wildlife will be easier to encounter as the flora is not as lush, allowing better viewing. January and February is the peak season in terms of tourism.
DAY 01: NAIROBI
Meet on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure or choose from a selection of optional excursions (book and pay locally).
DAY 02: ABERDARES
After breakfast drive north through the rich farming areas arriving at the Aberdare Country Club or similar in time for lunch (180 kms). After lunch transfer to the Ark or similar, in the lodges own vehicle with overnight bags (main luggage is stored at the Aberdare Country Club for collection the following day). The afternoon is free at leisure to enjoy excellent views of animals visiting the waterhole from the observation platforms of the lodge.
DAY 03: SAMBURU
After breakfast return to the Aberdare Country Club to collect left luggage and continue further north to the semi-arid and rugged landscape of Samburu National Reserve (220 kms). After lunch proceed on a late afternoon game-drive.
DAY 04: SAMBURU
Early morning and late afternoon game-drives enable you to see wild life unique to this arid yet beautiful part of Kenya.
DAY 05: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CRATER
After breakfast drive to the slopes of Mount Kenya arriving in time for lunch (170 kms). Rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the various facilities of the club.
DAY 06: MASAI MARA
After breakfast, transfer to the nearby Nanyuki airstrip for a scheduled flight by light aircraft to the Masai Mara Game Reserve (approximately 1 ½ hrs). On arrival at the airstrip, transfer to the Mara Safari Club or similar for lunch. In the afternoon, proceed on a game-drive through one of the worlds’ greatest game reserves. Dinner and overnight at the Mara Safari Club or similar.(Note : game-drives in the Mara are conducted by the resident driver/guides in the camps own 4X4WD vehicles and a window seat cannot be guaranteed)
DAY 07: MASAI MARA
Enjoy an exciting optional balloon safari (at extra charge) early this morning over the Mara followed by a bubbly bush breakfast or take an early morning game-drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Rest of the morning is at leisure at the camp. After lunch proceed on a late afternoon game-drive.
DAY 08: MASAI MARA – NAIROBI
After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for a scheduled flight by light aircraft to Nairobi to connect your onward flight.
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Nairobi: Norfolk Hotel or similar
Aberdares: Ark Hotel or similar
Samburu: Ashnil Samburu Camp or similar
Mount Kenya: Mount Kenya Safari Club or similar
Masai Mara: Mara Safari Club or similar