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Day 01. Arrival Nairobi – Aberdare National Park.
Upon arrival in the Jomo Kenyatta international Airport. Meet and greet by Tanzania Tour and Safaris Ltd. You will be done safari briefing and depart to Aberdare national park. Where you will arrive in time for lunch. Which will be at aberdare country club (base serving hotel for the Ark). After lunch enter the national park for game drive,
The Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Range of central Kenya. The topography is diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. Animals easily observed in the park include; the Black Rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Columbus monkey and sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo- an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Animals like the eland and spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands. Visitors can also indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson's Francolin, sparry hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plover. You will be able to see a lot of animals coming to lick the salt at the watering point. meals and overnight at the Ark (meals plan. Full board) http://www.thearkkenya.com/
Day 02. Aberdare National Park – Samburu National Park.
After your morning breakfast drive to Samburu with enroute game drive in Aberdare national park. arriving in time for check in and lunch. You will have some rest before you embark on the evening game drive in the famous Samburu game reserve, which is known for its “special 5”. If lucky you will be able to see them as they include; Reticulated Giraffe, gravy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Baisa Oryx. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
meals and overnight at Samburu Ashnil camp (meals plan. Full board) http://www.ashnilhotels.com/ashnil-samburu/
Day 03. Samburu National Park.
Wake up call at 0600 hrs, tea / coffee and cookies at the lobby. Set off for the early morning game drive in the reserve. Return to the lodge for breakfast at the lodge and thereafter, rest of the morning will be at leisure. Lunch will be served at the lodge, and in the evening, set off for the late evening game drive.
The landscape of the Samburu area is beautiful - arid and scrubby with magnificent mountains in the background. An unusual forked palm; the doum palm, grows along the banks of this river and adds striking beauty to the panorama. Wildlife is surprisingly abundant for such a dry place and includes several species, which are unique to the area such as; gerenuk gravy’s zebra, beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe and Somali ostrich. Not to be overlooked are the hundreds of species of birds to be found here. This is home to the Samburu people, “cousins” to the Maasai and the young warriors’ colorful dress and ornamentation distinguishes them from other members of the tribe
meals and overnight at Samburu Ashnil camp (meals plan. Full board)
Day 04. - Samburu National Park.-Lake Nakuru National Park
Waken by marching elephant and sounds of birds. Have breakfast at your lodge. Check out and drive through the cool Rift Valley environment towards Nakuru. Drive through the park and arrive at your camp in time for lunch. Have an afternoon game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park.
L. Nakuru is a small park with over 50% of its area covered by the Lake. Located in the middle of the Rift valley, L. Nakuru has a wide variety of animals which includes the Rothschild Giraffe, Lions, White and Black rhinos as well as the Leopard. All these can be spotted depending on your luck. The park is also considered by birdwatchers as an ornithological paradise! A myriad of both Greater and lesser flamingoes has made this lake their home. All meals and overnight at Sarova game lodge (meals plan. Full board) www.sarovahotels.com/lionhill/
Day 05. -Lake Nakuru National Park – Maasai mara National reserve
After breakfast at the lodge, head southwards to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch, relax. Have an afternoon game drive in the reserve.
An exploratory drive around the 1,792 sq. km game park with its low hills and savannah type rolling grasslands, gallery forest on the Mara River and its tributaries. Get introduced to the herbivores; elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the variety of antelopes, the Masai giraffe and the Burchell zebra. The carnivores are the black mane lion, cheetah and leopard. Also to be seen are the largest bird, the Masai ostrich, the Secretary bird, the crested crane and saddle-bill stork. Crocodiles and hippos share the river. Return to your lodge by sunset. All meals and overnight at Mara intrepid camp (meals plan. Full board) http://www.heritage-eastafrica.com/tented-camps/mara-intrepids/
Day 06. Maasai mara National reserve
Optional Early Morning balloon safari rideus (US$450.00 per person ) across the Maasai Mara plain. Breakfast at the lodge then enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti ecosystem to the south. Game abounds here; The Mara is noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black maned males. See the great Migraton where over 1.5 million wildebeest and other antelopes crossing the mighty Mara River. Experience the battle between survival and hunger. You are also likely to see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as – if you're lucky leopard, cheetah and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents. You're sure to see the African buffalo. Get the cameras ready, stock up on film/tapes and enjoy yourselves! In the evening visit maasai village.
. All meals and overnight at Mara intrepid camp (meals plan. Full board)
Day 7. Maasai mara National reserve - Nairobi
After breakfast in the morning , you will have game drive in the park, departure from Maasai mara national reserve with packed lunches. and be driven to Nairobi where you arrive in your hotel in the evening. Check inn , refresh and relax while awaiting your dinner.
Meals and overnight at Serena hotel (meals plan. BB) http://www.serenahotels.com/serenanairobi/default-en.html
Day 8. Nairobi- depart
Enjoy your breakfast at leisure, you will be transferred to the airport for your home flight. Bring to an end of Kenya wildlife and big five safaris.
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