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Wildebeest during Migration - Photo Courtesy Bjørn Christian Tørrissen
Giraffes in Masai Mara - Photo Courtesy Paul Mannix
Bird watching at Abardare National Park
Mackinder Valley (Photo Courtesy: Doron)
Nairobi National Park - Photo Courtesy Mangnus Manske
Mt Kenya Safari Club
Naivasha Lake
Dusk at Lake Naivasha (Photo Courtesy: McKay Savage)

This tour takes you through the most scenic wildlife circuit of Kenya. Admire and explore the ‘Big Five’ on standard safaris while enjoying your stay at jungle lodges. Explore the unique flora and fauna of Africa while we take you through rift valley lakes like Lake Nakura, Lake Naivasha, etc.

Highlights
  • 01 Nights in Nairobi with meal plan mentioned in itinerary
  • 01 Night in Aberdare with all meals
  • 01 Night in Mt. Kenya with all meals
  • 01 Night in Lake Naivasha with all meals
  • 02 nights stay at Masai Mara all meals
Route

Nairobi(1) - Aberdare National Park(1) - Mount Kenya National Park(1) - Lake Naivasha(1) - Maasai Mara(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Nairobi Arrival
  • Day-2 Travel to Aberdare (4 hours drive approx.)
  • Day-3 Aberdare – Mt. Kenya (2 hours drive approx.)
  • Day-4 Mt. Kenya – Lake Naivasha (3 hours drive approx.)
  • Day-5 Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara (3 and half hours drive approx.)
  • Day-6 Masai Mara
  • Day-7 Departure
Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Nairobi Departure - Nairobi
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Distances
  • Nairobi to Aberdare National Park -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Aberdare National Park to Mount Kenya National Park -78 kms (2 hrs)
  • Mount Kenya National Park to Lake Naivasha -126 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara -228 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Maasai Mara to Nairobi -270 kms (7.5 hrs)
Route

Nairobi(1) - Aberdare National Park(1) - Mount Kenya National Park(1) - Lake Naivasha(1) - Maasai Mara(2) - Nairobi

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Nairobi Arrival Arrive JKIA, you will met by our representative and briefed about your safari. You are then transferred to your city Hotel. Dinner and Overnight at Amber Hotel HB

Day-2 Travel to Aberdare (4 hours drive approx.) After breakfast, drive to Aberdares region, arrive in time for lunch at Aberdares Country Club. After lunch you will be transferred in the lodge vehicles to The Ark Lodge. This tree-lodge is uniquely shaped to resemble the actual Ark, designed with decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for viewing the animals visiting the salt-lick and waterhole. A ground-level bunker at The Ark provides excellent photographic opportunities, and the Yasabara waterhole is floodlit by night to enable all-night viewing of game. Dinner and Overnight at the Ark Lodge FB *You will need to pack an overnight bag before heading to The Ark

Day-3 Aberdare – Mt. Kenya (2 hours drive approx.) After breakfast, drive to Mt Kenya and arrive in time for lunch and check in at Mount Kenya Safari Club. With magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort's 120 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms, set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, offer a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. It’s no wonder the resort emerged a winner in the 2013 Travellers Choice Awards and that Travel & Leisure Magazine often positions it in the 'World's Top 50' List. Originally the retreat of movie star and Club founder, William Holden, the Club's illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby. Dinner and overnight at Mount Kenya Safari Club FB

Day-4 Mt. Kenya – Lake Naivasha (3 hours drive approx.) After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park where lunch will be served and then proceed for an Afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park not only boasts one of the world's greatest ornithological spectacles, with over 450 species of birds, but is also sanctuary to the greatly endangered white rhino. The lake hosts thousands of flamingoes which create a breath taking shimmering pink hue over the lake. In the evening, drive to Lake Naivasha for overnight Dinner and Overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club or similar FB

Day-5 Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara (3 and half hours drive approx.) Breakfast will be served at the Lodge. Morning proceed to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve via the Great Rift Valley. En route enjoy the beautiful scenery. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and check in at the lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy an enthralling game-viewing drive. Spotting lions, cheetahs and other spectacular predators is the highlight of your day. This evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at your lodge Dinner and Overnight at Mara Leisure or similar FB

Day-6 Masai Mara After breakfast, proceed on a full-day game-viewing drive to search for the myriad species of game that make this reserve their home. If you are lucky, you can witness the kill in action, moment by moment, right in front of your unbelieving eyes! After a sumptuous lunch at your lodge, proceed for another exciting game drive, where you can expect to see the famous 'Big 5'. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at your lodge Dinner and Overnight at Mara Leisure or similar FB

Day-7 Departure On this day after breakfast at the lodge then you will drive back to Nairobi to reach in time for lunch at an Indian Restaurant. There after head to the airport for you flight 3hrs prior to flight departure time.

Destination Overview

Nairobi - Nairobi is capital of Kenya and typical arrival point for any Kenya Wildlife holiday / getaway Nairobi is also preferred arrival point due to its better connectivity for destinations of neighboring Tanzania.

Aberdare National Park - The Aberdares are the third highest range of mountains in Kenya, reaching a summit of just over 4000m. This massive range is well known for its thick salient forests, and their prolific game.

Mount Kenya National Park - At 5,199 m above sea level, Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa and highest in Kenya. Considered as one of the most beautiful mountains in Africa, Mount Kenya is listed under both the UNESCO World Heritage Site and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Mount Kenya is an extinct volcano located within close proximity of the equator, famous for its snow-clad alpine peaks. Batain (5199 m), Nelion (5188 m) and Point Lenana (4985 m) are three peaks of Mount Kenya and draw trekkers from across the world. The mountain’s unique evolution, location, and afro-alpine character makes it extremely popular among trekkers, ecologists, and nature lovers. In 1949, the Mount Kenya National Park was established in the area encircling Mount Kenya to protect the region’s pristine wilderness and unique flora and fauna.

Lake Naivasha - Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley outside the town of Naivasha, to the north-west of Nairobi. The lake is located at the highest point in the Kenyan part of the Great Rift Valley amidst a complex geological combination of volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits from an ancient Pleistocene period lake. The Lake has a surface area of 139 sq. km. and an average depth of around 5 meters. Lake Naivasha is home to a wide variety of wildlife especially a large number of Hippos, zebras, impalas, giraffes, flamingos and over 400 species of birds. Today, the area around the lake is also popular for its flourishing floriculture industry. Lake Naivasha has direct road access from Nairobi.

Maasai Mara - Maasai Mara Game Reserve is widely considered to be Africa's greatest wildlife reserve. Maasai Mara Game Reserve comprises 200 sq miles of open plains, woodlands and riverine forest. Maasai Mara Game Reserve is contiguous with the plains of the Serengeti, the Mara is home to a breathtaking array of life.

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageNairobi
Prefered Departure : No ImageNairobi
Distances
  • Nairobi to Aberdare National Park -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Aberdare National Park to Mount Kenya National Park -78 kms (2 hrs)
  • Mount Kenya National Park to Lake Naivasha -126 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara -228 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Maasai Mara to Nairobi -270 kms (7.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Nairobi to Aberdare National Park -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Aberdare National Park to Mount Kenya National Park -78 kms (2 hrs)
  • Mount Kenya National Park to Lake Naivasha -126 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara -228 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Maasai Mara to Nairobi -270 kms (7.5 hrs)

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