5 Days Aberdare, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari
This is a 5 days, 4 nights tour heading to Aberdare, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. Tour is on a 4×4 custom roof-top safari landcruiser for comfort and ease of spotting wildlife.
Aberdare National Park is known for the Bongo Antelope which can only be sighted in Aberdares. Other wildlife common are elephants, impala, warthog, leopard among others. You can sight wildlife while at your lodge.
Lake Nakuru is world’s popular attraction site for bird watching with rhino sanctuary and big cats like lion and leopard.
Masai Mara Game Reserve is Kenya’s popular tourist attraction because of its highest wildlife concentration per kilometer, Big Five and yearly wildebeest migration. Abundant Bird life over 450 species recorded.
Nairobi – Aberdare National Park
Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.
08:00 hrs. Your driver/guide will pick you up from your Nairobi area hotel, Nairobi airport or Nairobi area residence and head out in our 4 x 4 Jeep for Aberdare.
We’ll head out over the highlands of central Kenya and take breaks to see coffee and tea plantations.
There will also be a special treat – a stop at Karatina – the largest open-air market in East Africa.
The look of Aberdare Park is deep green, anchored by forested mountains and wild moorlands. You’ll be staying in a Tree Hotel with balcony views of the park and a nearby watering hole.
Look there for sightings of elephants, spotted hyenas, baboons and monkeys, buffalo, and warthogs.
Further afield the park boasts sighting of the giant forest hog, golden cat, and the bongo, a large antelope.
Enjoy your evening with a treetops’ view of the wildlife below in this very different African wildlife park.
We’ll spend our first safari night at your choice of Treetops Lodge or The Ark. Note: only overnight bags are allowed at your tree hotel.
Aberdares – Lake Nakuru National Park
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
We’ll set out early for the scenic drive to Lake Nakuru Park, stopping to take in the towering majesty of Thompson’s Falls along the way at Nyahururu.
We’ll continue, viewing farm country and driving through the dramatic landscape of the Great Rift Valley.
Lake Nakuru Park will bring us up close to a bright assortment of birdlife, including flamingoes, cormorants, pelicans, and kingfishers.
But this park offers so much more – a large population of black rhino, endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, plus zebra, hippo, baboon, waterbuck, hyena, and sometimes lion and cheetah.
We’ll overnight here at your choice of safari lodge or tented camp.
Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Lake Nakuru is known for its robust birdlife so let’s rise early to enjoy the morning birdsong and the wildlife emerging from the night.
We’ll breakfast and depart for the Masai Mara, with stops at scenic vistas along the way.
You can always request your driver/guide to make special stops… or not, depending on your preferences.
We’ll get to the Masai Mara in time for our first game drive over its rolling hills, with picturesque acacia trees adorning the landscape.
While at the Mara, we’ll have plenty of time to track its seemingly endless array of wildlife – keep an eye out for lion as sightings are not uncommon.
This will be the first of two nights your Masai Mara accommodation.
Full Day – Masai Mara
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Why is the Masai Mara so special? Lots of reasons – the beauty of the landscape with its golds and greens, the great density and variety of wildlife said to be the highest in the region, but also because it’s home to the Great Migration.
During the months of July through October, vast herds of gazelle, wildebeest and zebra invade the park over the Mara River searching for sustenance. The numbers of wildlife pouring in over a migrating season can be astonishing – up to 2 million!
We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch down at the Mara River, viewing hippo and crocodile, while in the hills, various predators lie in wait, acting out the timeless cycles of life.
Along with game drives and animal sightings, we offer other optional activities to make your experience here even richer. Meet the local Maasai people at their village and learn about their culture and their crafts. Perhaps purchase some of their brightly beaded souvenirs.
For a view that few on the planet have experienced, take an early morning hot air balloon safari over the park. You’ll see the dawn breaking on the savannah and hear the first calls of birds and wildlife as the park comes to life. Not to be missed! Just ask your driver/guide to make the arrangements.
Our final safari night will be spent at your Mara accommodation.
Masai Mara – Nairobi
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch.
It’s day 5 of our safari so let’s get up early to enjoy the wildlife as it seeks out the new day.
We’ll enjoy breakfast at our accommodation and then hop into our 4 x 4 for a final game drive through the park as we head back to Nairobi.
We should arrive early evening.
We’ll drop you off at your Nairobi hotel, residence or the airport.