Discover the famous and lesser-known national parks of Kenya! In addition to the endless grasslands of the Masai Mara, travel to the lesser-known national parks and reserves where wildlife roam freely. In Meru, observe huge herds of elephants and discover an astounding variety of wildlife in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Samburu National Reserve, Aberdares National Park and Lake Nakuru National Park.
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Itineraries

Day 1

Nairobi – Aberdares National Park

We met at the airport or hotel, after breakfast proceed to the Aberdares National park. You will have
lunch at The Aberdares Country club. After gamedrive, you will be transfer to The Ark. The Ark has four
viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the
lodge. The animals come to you! Later dinner and overnight at The Ark lodge.

Day 2

Aberdares National park full day

After a nice breakfast at the lodge, you will go for a full day game in the park. Aberdare National Park is
called The Majestic Moorland. Picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland characteristic the
Aberdare national park. You will be able to see here elephants, black rhinos, leopards, hyenas, olive
baboons and much more.
Our tour guide will do his best to show you all the animals which are living in this park but he will also
take you to the most beautiful waterfalls. You will enjoy a great picnic lunch under the tree in the park
At the end of the afternoon he will bring you back to The Ark where you can relax a bit before having
dinner.

Day 3

Aberdares - Samburu National Reserve

Depart from Aberdares to explore both Samburu and Buffalo Springs Reserves. Arrive on time for lunch
at Lion’s Cave Camp Samburu and relax getting ready for your first afternoon game drive. Samburu
National Reserve offers distinctive vistas of rugged hills and undulating hills, you will have a chance to
spot the rare Oryx, Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated giraffe, Somali Ostrich, crocodiles, hippos, herds
of elephants, buffaloes, lions, hyena, cheetahs and if you lucky enough the elusive leopard. The mix of
grassland and wood with a swamp and a riverine forest makes the reserve home to a variety of animal
and bird-life. Game viewing in the reserve is excellent due to its visibility. Return to your camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Samburu National Reserve Full Day

You will have a full day in Samburu Game Reserve with a 0630hrs game drive returning to the lodge for
breakfast. Later leave your camp with packed lunch to explore both Samburu Reserves. You will have a
chance to spot the rare Oryx, Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated giraffe, Somali Ostrich, crocodiles,
hippos, herds of elephants, buffaloes, lions, hyena, cheetahs and if you lucky enough the elusive
leopard. You may also opt to spend the entire day exploring the reserve with packed picnic lunch. A visit
to a cultural village will be organized if you are interested. Return to your camp for dinner an overnight
stay.

Day 5

Buffalo Spring National Reserve Full Day

Full day spent exploring the park. Buffalo Spring is the twin sister of Samburu National Reserve, which
sits on the opposite, northern side of the river, Buffalo Springs has a wide variety of animals, including
lots of elephants, but surprisingly few safari-goers, which helps make it a joy to explore.
Dinner and overnight at Lion’s Cave Camp Samburu.

Day 6

Samburu - Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters

Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast. Check out and drive into Laikipia plains into Ol
Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy. On arrival, you will check in at Falcon Heights Hotel and have lunch. After
time at leisure, you will have an afternoon game drive. During your game drives, you will also visit the
Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Day 7

Ol Pejeta – Lake Nakuru

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge. This morning departs and drive into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru
National Park arriving in time for lunch at lake Nakuru lodge. Afternoon game-drive
Lake Nakuru, located is a soda lake that is famed for attracting millions of flamingos and pelicans that
come to feast on the abundance of algae. The sheer number of flamingos has led to Lake Nakuru being known as the scene of ‘The Greatest Bird Spectacle’ in the world. There are over 400 species of bird in
Lake Nakuru

Day 8

Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha

After breakfast at the hotel, have morning game drive as you proceed to Lake Naivasha. Surrounded by
grassy banks and dotted with floating reed islands, the lake is home to a healthy population of hippos
and tremendous variety of birds. Have lunch at lake Naivash crescent camp. In the afternoon enjoy a
boat ride on the lake in search of hippos. If we’re lucky we should also see giraffe and antelope grazing
on the shores of the lake. Overnight at Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp or similar

Day 9

Crescent Island Game Sanctuary

The Park Where You Walk with the animal
"Crescent Island Sanctuary" is only one. Located on Lake Naivasha, Kenya in the Great Rift Valley. It is
simply one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, often called Naivasha's best kept secret. It is private, secure and patrolled by Guides who can accompany anyone who wishes a for guided walk. Surrounded by water, it is actually a peninsular and is accessible by boat from East or West as well as by road, taking
under two hours on tarmac from Nairobi. Crescent Island Game Sanctuary shores host abundant birdlife especially huge numbers of pelicans, cormorants and fish-eagles with their haunting cry. There are more animals per acre than any other Kenyan Park; hence many film companies have been to the Island to film the herds of Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Zebra and Gazelle. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp or similar.

Day 10

Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara

This morning we journey south to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The drive takes approximately 6
hours but we have regular stops along the way. On arriving you will check in to the Mara Chui for
lunch. You will have time to familiarize yourself with the new environment before visiting Maasai Village to learn about the culture and the land of the Maasai tribe. The proud young Maasai warrior-nomads
with their plaited hair, red cloaks, and spears, challenge your curiosity. Dinner and overnight at the
lodge.

Day 11

Full day game drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Rising early this morning we embark on a full day game drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
During the course of the day we have a good chance of seeing a multitude of wildlife as we explore the Mara’s vast open plains. The Maasai Mara is one of the most famous ecosystems in the world and with good reason. This huge expanse of grassland is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, zebra, crocodile, ostrich, hyena, rhino, cheetah, leopard and lion. Between mid-August to late October one of the greatest spectacles on Earth takes place in the Maasai Mara – the annual wildebeest migration. Over one million wildebeest are joined by zebra and gazelle as they move into the reserve seeking fresh grazing. Nothing is guaranteed on safari, but with the help of our brilliant guides you should see and learn a huge amount about the resident wildlife as we game drive through the park this afternoon. Mara Chui or similar

Day 12

Optional Morning Game drive - Nairobi

There is one last chance to go into the reserve for optional morning game drive before we say goodbye
to the Masai Mara and return to the bustling metropolis of Nairobi. This is another 6-hour drive but we should arrive at the hotel with plenty of time to relax, freshen-up and enjoy the hotel’s facilities. In the
evening the driver will take you to have dinner at Carnivore Restaurant.
The carnivore is the ultimate 'beast of a feast’ a variety of meats including ostrich, crocodile and camel, are roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. Delicious side dishes and an exceptional array of
sauces complement this fixed price feast that also includes soup, a selection of desserts and Kenyan
coffee. Set in attractive tropical gardens, the service and the décor are outstanding. Return to hotel for
overnight.

Day 13

Airport Transfer

Morning After breakfast, Transfer to the Airport as you say goodbye to the open expanses of
the African bush and flight back home.

• Transportation in a Land Cruiser or Mini-Van 4x4 with pop-up roof for easy game viewing &
photography
• Nights’ accommodation in preferred camp/lodge or similar
• All meals as indicated on the itinerary
• Park entry fees
• Comprehensive game drives
• Services of professional tour guide driver
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Entry fees of the driver/guide and the vehicle
• Bottled mineral water while on safari
• Maasai Village visit

• Items of Personal Nature
• Drinks
• All international air transport to and from Nairobi