Kenya is one of Africa’s most exciting countries. There are over 30 game reserves as well as large private ranches teeming with buffalo, elephant, giraffe, rhino, gazelle, wildebeest, big cats, and numerous other species. There are lakes lush with flamingos and a myriad of colorful birds – an ornithological paradise.
The Great Rift Valley straddles the heart of the country with its spectacular scenery and silent volcanoes, while the east coast is fringed with the white beaches and marine parks of the Indian Ocean. There are steep mountains (Africa’s highest), deep forests, arid deserts, and turquoise lagoons. The country lies astride the equator but the climate is pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 12 to 27 °C at the higher altitudes and from 22 to 35 °C at sea level.
This safari begins and ends in Nairobi. It is for 7 nights and 8 days. The safari takes you to the central Kenya to the Aberdares National Park, then to the Great Rift Valley where you get to see some of the Rift Valley lakes, Lake Bogoria and Lake Naivasha. You finish your safari with the famous Maasai mara game reserve and back to Nairobi for your flight back home.
7 Nights And 8 Days Adventure Safari
Day 1: Nairobi-Treetops
After your breakfast at 0800 hrs. our tour driver will pick you and you embark for your trip to the Abardare National Park. Your trip will be through the industrial town of Thika and the intensely cultivated farms of the central Kenya.
You are expected to arrive at the Out Span hotel, Nyeri in good time for your lunch. You will then be transferred to the Treetops hotel where you will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure as you watch the scenery and the animals within the park.
The Aberdares ranges lie at an altitude of 2,134 to 4,268 meters. It is home to the first tree hotel in Africa and harbors significant memories in world history. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II learnt of her accession to the British throne while she was a guest at Treetops lodge following the death of her father, King George II. Accommodation on Full board basis.
Day 2: Treetops-Bogoria
You will enjoy your breakfast at this tree hotel and later embark into your tour van and drive to Lake Bogoria. You will arrive in good time to check in. The lake is a shallow soda lake set amidst beautiful scenery. Like the other Kenyan soda lakes, it has no outlet and the intense evaporation leads to high levels of salt and minerals, which flamingos love and from a distance the surface of the water appears bright pink. Next to the lake are steaming hot springs and geysers, but don’t be tempted to put your hands into the water if you are at all fond of your skin! Accommodation on full board basis
Day 3: Bogoria-Naivasha
On this day, we are again visiting another Rift-valley Lake and this in Naivasha. You will depart immediately after breakfast drive to Naivasha town and Down to the Lake. You are expected to arrival at Lake Naivasha Lodge in good time for Lunch.
You will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure where you can choose going on a nature walk, hiring a boat to take you the famous Crescent Island, or simply relaxing and enjoying the amenities at the hotel like the swimming pool. Accommodation on Full board basis
Day 4: Naivasha –Maasai Mara
Depart in good time for your safari to the famous Maasai Mara Game reserve. You are expected to arrive in good time for lunch and check in then take an afternoon game drive that will take you till dusk. Return to the lodge in good time for dinner then have the rest of the evening at leisure. Accommodation on Full Board
Day 5: Massai Mara
This day, you will take a full day exploring the park in search of the Big 5 and other wild game. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. Accommodation on Full Board
Day 6: Maasai Mara-Nairobi
After breakfast, you embark on your tour van for your trip back to Nairobi. You are expected to arrive in good time and be taken to your hotel for the rest of the evening at leisure. Accommodation on Bed and Breakfast
Day 7: Departure
Once you check out of the hotel you will be picked by our driver to transfer you to the hotel for your flight back home.