6 Days Aberdares, Naivasha and Maasai Mara Adventure
6 Days Aberdares, Naivasha and Maasai Mara Adventure
Masai Mara offers fantastic chances of seeing the Big Five and viewing big cats. Other wildlife to spot includes elephant, giraffe, zebra, hyena, impala, wildebeest, topi and buffalo. The landscape is mainly open grassland, with areas of acacia woodland. The crocodile-infested Mara River is the focal point of the wildebeest crossing during the annual Great Migration. This tour departs every day from Nairobi.
Safari price is per person sharing in private pop up top 4×4 Tour van and double/twin room
|Solo Traveler||$ 2,590|
|2 persons||$ 1,700|
|4 persons||$ 1,500|
|6 persons||$ 1,350|
|Accommodations||The Ark, Lake Naivasha Crescent camp and Mara Simba Lodge|
- Park fees (For non-residents)
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (On all days)
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- The government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Day 1: Nairobi to Aberdares
Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or Hotel in Nairobi and drive north through the rich farming areas arriving at the Aberdare Country Club in time for lunch. After lunch transfer to the Ark Lodge. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy excellent views of animals visiting the waterhole from the observation platforms of the lodge. Overnight at the Ark Lodge
Day 2: Aberdares to Lake Naivasha
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge. This morning depart and drive into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon boat ride in Lake Naivasha.
This is an ancient freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley and is set at its highest point – 1,890 m (6,200 ft) above sea level. The outlet for this lake, called Njorwa Gorge, forms the entrance to the Hell’s Gate National Park which has spectacular examples of rock formations and an abundance of flora and fauna; including some extremely rare breeding pairs of Lammergeyers, also known as bearded vultures.
Lake Naivasha is home to a wide variety of wildlife including a healthy population of hippo, a variety of freshwater fish like black bass, tilapia and crayfish, and many fish-eating birds like fish eagles, pelicans, kingfishers and cormorants. Overnight at Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp
Day 3: Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara
After an early breakfast drive to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch at the Lodge. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive in one of the world’s finest game reserves
Situated in the southwest of Kenya, covering 583 square miles), the Masai Mara National Reserve is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife, and endless plains
The quintessential Masai Mara safari delivers many attractions, as the reserve is home to an excellent year-round concentration of game, including the more than two million wildebeest, zebras and other antelopes that make up the famous Great Migration
The reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra. Leopards are frequently encountered; endangered black rhino hide in the dense thickets and large rafts of hippo and enormous crocodiles are found in the Mara River. Overnight at Mara Simba Lodge
Day 4: Maasai Mara
An early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Rest of the morning at leisure at the lodge. After lunch proceeds to Visiting Maasai Village and learn about Maasai culture.
You’ve seen pictures of them – adorned with the brilliant red, blue and purple patterns of the shukas they wear. The men with their spears, tall and proud. The women bejeweled with bright beaded earrings and scarves. These are some of the oldest inhabitants of East Africa, the Maasai people.
They live in small mud-thatched villages, surrounded by their cattle and smaller livestock. For hundreds of years, the Masai have roamed these lands of Kenya and Tanzania, living a free, nomadic lifestyle. Their traditional lands now comprise much of Kenya’s national parks. Dinner and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge
Day 5: Maasai Mara
Wake up in pure bliss with spectacular views and capture stunning views of the Mara plains at daybreak. This day you’ll have full explore of the world’s greatest National Park. Lunch and another game drive in the late afternoon which promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with villages (enkangs) of Maasai people. Dinner and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge
Day 6: Maasai Mara to Nairobi
After your breakfast you will load your luggage into the van and depart to Nairobi by road (300km – approximately 6 hours), Light lunch/refreshments will be served before final transfer to the airport or drop off at a place of your choice in Nairobi