8 Days Aberdares - Samburu - L. Baringo - L. Nakuru - Masai Mara

KESAF016 : 8 Days Aberdare, Samburu, Lake Baringo, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara

Guaranteed departures with minimum order: 2 People 

Day 01: Nairobi - Aberdare National Park. http://www.kws.go.ke/content/aberdare-national-park Pick up from your hotel or airport and drive northwards with views of tea and coffee plantations around the Aberdare ranges and Mount Kenya to Aberdare Country club or Outspan hotel for lunch.  After lunch you are transferred to the Tree lodge. Spend the night watching animals as they gather at the floodlit water hole. You will find this as a great way to introduce you to your safari. Meal Plan: {L D}  

Accommodation : Treetops Lodge
A celebrity hotel located on the dense forest where the 50 rooms are either single or twin with shared bathroom facilities. However, private or ensuite bathrooms are available on request. All rooms overlook the two waterholes and the peaks of Mount Kenya. Guests under 7 years are not permitted. Night observation of animals at the lounge offers exiting animal viewing with easy photography and comfort.Night visitors expected are Rhinos, Elephants, lions, bushbuck, warthog and night birds.

Day 02: Aberdare National Park - Samburu. After breakfast, transfer to base hotel for onward journey to Samburu. After lunch, a game drive to sight the resident wildlife species like the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy's Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the blue-necked Somali Ostrich that are rare elsewhere in the country. Dinner and the night will be spent along the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River at one of the luxurious Campsite/lodge.

Day 03: Samburu. Enjoy two extensive game drives today. Explore and traverse over some of the world's most spectacular and exciting terrain. Overnight and meals at the Campsite/lodge.

Day 04: Samburu - Lake Baringo. After breakfast, depart for Lake Baringo, a fresh water lake in the Rift, is a peaceful oasis in the dry thorn country, bursting with birdlife and with a captivating characteristic of its own. Lake Baringo possesses two major ornithological attractions: the Gibraltar Island with the largest nesting colony of Goliath Herons in East Africa and the escarpment immediately west of Campi ya Samaki on the western side of the lake. It is the home of Verreaux's Eagle, rare Bristle crowned Starling and Hemprich's Hornbill. Apart from birds, the lake houses a sizable population of crocodile's and hippos. Meals and overnight at a spectacular Campsite/lodge situated by the lake.

Day 05: Lake Baringo. Lake Nakuru. After breakfast, depart for Nakuru. Lunch followed by afternoon game viewing drives. http://www.kws.go.ke/lake-nakuru-national-park The park provides a sanctuary for the rhino. Lake Nakuru has always been considered a flamingo lake par excellence. The contrast and apparent dislocation between the shallow soda lake with its primeval birds and the animated woods all around it give Lake Nakuru National Park a very distinctive appeal. Dinner and overnight at Chester hotel or lake Nakuru lodge. 

Day 06: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara. After breakfast, depart for Masai Mara - the land of vast migrating herds. Arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive to get a closer look at the Mara. Return to an archetypal Campsite/lodge camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 07: Masai Mara. Awaken to the sounds of the big game country and venture out to absorb the enormity of the Mara. In this country of breathtaking vistas, view its vast assemblages of plains game together with their associated predators: Buffalo, Black Rhino, Hippopotamus, Leopard, Cheetah, Common Zebra, Coke's Hartebeest, White bearded Gnu, Oribi, Warthog, and Thompson's and Grant's Gazelles. All meals and overnight stay at the Campsite/lodge.

Day 08: Masai Mara – Nairobi. Early morning game viewing drives from 06:30am before breakfast. After breakfast drive back to Nairobi where you arrive around 16:00pm. Meal plan: {B}  

Safari Inclusive:

Complementary airport transfer on arrival in Nairobi
Transport while on safari - with pop up roof safari vehicle
All park entrance fees and government levies
Full board accommodation in campsites/lodges -double room sharing
3 Meals per day while on safari- vegetarian & non vegetarian
English speaking professional driver guides
Bottled drinikng water - 1 litre per person per day

Exclusive / Extras:

Expenses of personal a nature,
Sodas and alcoholic drinks
Laundry services
Gratuities/tips
Optional travel insurance
Entry visa,
Health requirements (you are entering a Malaria area).
Also excluded is accommodation in Nairobi - can be arranged on request.

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