An Excursion Through Kenya: 8 days and 7 nights

AREAS VISITED: Mt. Kenya / Aberdares / Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara / Amboseli

This safari option allows you to see the diverse terrain of Kenya without traveling to all the exceptional parks in Kenya. It is similar to The Magical Wonders of Amboseli except for Samburu National Park, situated in the northern part of Kenya, and the Sweetwater sanctuary are not visited in this option. This is a good itinerary to choose and then add a couple of days to the safari by adding an extension.

Activities: Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Cultural Activities
Activity Level: Easy – Moderate

Arrive Nairobi in the morning and drive through Kenya’s lush farmland, to Naro Moru village at the base of Mt. Kenya. You will get to the lodge in time for lunch. After lunch you have a few options of how to spend your time; visit Manyatta primary school, enjoy being at the Lodge which is a beautiful place to stroll and bird watch or relax by the pool with the spectacular views of Mt. Kenya in the background.

Lunch and dinner included.

Leave Naro Moru mid-morning and drive to the Aberdare mountain range. You will have lunch at the Aberdare Country Club and spend the afternoon riding horses amongst the giraffe, taking walks on the grounds of the country club, playing golf or spend a relaxing time by the pool. In the late afternoon you will take a bus up to The Ark where you will eat dinner and spend the evening watching the animals come to the salt lick and watering hole. It is a spectacular opportunity to watch during the day and nighttime the interactions and group behaviors of many different types of animals.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

After breakfast you will drive through spectacular scenic views of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park, home to thousands of flamingos that live on this shallow soda lake containing blue green algae. Birding is spectacular here because it is also home to over 400 species of birds! The park is a sanctuary for animals and it is a good place to see the rare white and black rhinoceros as well as the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Today you will drive to Masai Mara, which is an extension of the Serengeti Eco-system and is located at the Southwest corner of Kenya. It is Kenya’s most popular park and among the top game reserves in East Africa where the wildlife is abundant and where the great wildebeest migration occurs in the months of June and July. The accommodation is located in the game reserve and is an excellent location to depart on an early morning and late afternoon game viewing.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Today we shall spend a full day in Masai Mara and there will be two game drives, early in the morning and late in the afternoon. In between the game drives you will have lunch and then visit a Masai Boma village where you will get the opportunity to see how the Masai live and watch them dance and talk with the Masai about their culture and society. In the evening, after dinner we will enjoy traditional dancers by a bonfire.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

**** Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride Available on this day****
This is not included in the cost of the safari. We can organize a balloon ride for you if you are interested.

Today you will have another beautiful day in a different part of Masai Mara. After breakfast you will go for a long game drive across the plains of Masai Mara to the hippo pools in the Mara River. Here you will sit on the edge of the river and watch the herd of hippos and their babies all interact with each other while the crocodiles sunbathe across the river. The scene is truly spectacular!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Today fly to Nairobi and then to Amboseli National Park. Amboseli is another one of Kenya’s famous parks because of the spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. The beautiful snow capped mountain offers spectacular views. The streams from Kilimanjaro feed the swamps in Amboseli attracting a large variety of animals and are best known for the large herds of elephants.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Today you will drive to Nairobi in time to enjoy a farewell dinner at the Carnivore restaurant before your evening flight.

Breakfast and dinner included.