DAY 01: Nairobi
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and greeted by our customer service representative and transferred to the luxurious NAIROBI SAFARI CLUB HOTEL where you will relax in your air-conditioned suite. Nairobi Safari club, formerly a private club for members only is the ideal place to be. All the rooms in the hotel are suites, six of which are Presidential Suites. Here you can enjoy the clubs sauna, gym, swimming pool, various bars and other amenities. Spend the afternoon at your own leisure.
Overnight at Nairobi Safari Club or Similar.
DAY 02: Nairobi – Amboseli
After an early breakfast we begin your safari by driving you south to Amboseli National Park. At an altitude of about 1200m – 1400m and beautifully situated beneath the foot of Africa’s highest mountain (5895m), the majestic snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli has Large herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, giraffes, lions, and a variety of other animals and birds all of which are attracted to this park due to its permanent supply of water that filters through the volcanic rock from Mt. Kilimanjaro’s melting snow. The park is also home to the Masai people, those tall, brave, and proud nomads who live in close harmony with the environment and the wildlife that surrounds them. Amboseli was the location around which such famous writers like Sir Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark tailored their stories of big game hunting in the wilds of Africa
Lunch will be served at Ol -Tukai Lodge, situated deep in the heart of the world famous Amboseli National Park.
The lodge is camouflaged in a forest of fever trees, yellow barked acacia trees and palms and well designed cottage style accommodation, which spread out on either side of the main lodge. Each room offers a breathtaking view of the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro and the surrounding wetlands. Ol -Tukai lodge blends perfectly well into the African savannah and it will bring out your natural instincts. After your afternoon game drive, you can take a swim in the Acacia tree shaded swimming pool, or for those of you reading enthusiasts, you can read the day away in the well-stocked library with a relaxing view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The lodge also boasts an open-air bar, which is open until the last guest retires, so if you’re the “night owl type” this is the perfect opportunity for you to stay up all night.
Dinner & overnight at Ol -Tukai Lodge (BLD).
DAY 03: Amboseli
A dawn game drive will be the perfect time for photographing the humbling and magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro the highest peak in Africa. We return to the lodge for breakfast and some R&R “rest and relaxation”, sunbathing, swimming or for those of you reading enthusiasts, you can read the day away in the well-stocked library with a relaxing view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, before heading out for an afternoon game drive.
All meals and overnight at Ol -Tukai Lodge (BLD).
DAY 04: Amboseli – Lake Nakuru
Soon after an early morning breakfast, you will depart Amboseli to Lake Nakuru via Nairobi affectionately known as the “City Under The Sun.” Located in the Rift Valley 1750 meters above sea level, Lake Nakuru is known as an ornithological paradise by birdwatchers because the lake is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth which boasts any where between one and two million lesser and greater pink flamingos that feed on the abundant algae thriving in the lakes warm waters. It is one of the few parks that have been specifically established (Gazetted) for the protection of birds specifically flamingoes, more than 450 species of birds have been recorded here. The park has also been established for the protection of endangered species such as the rhino and is also home to Columbus monkeys, Leopards, Giraffes, and a variety of plain antelope.
Lunch will be served at Lake Nakuru Lodge, which, is situated in the south ecological niche of the park. The lodge with its friendly and competent staff is an oasis of comfort that provides first class customer service and offers commanding views of lesser flamingoes dotted with the greater flamingoes. It blends in perfectly well with its natural surroundings and animals often patrol peacefully close to the lodge adding to its captivating magic. For some R&R (Rest and Relaxation), the spacious logged and inviting Mamma Nikki’s bar, the cool upstairs Rhino Paddock Cocktail bar overlooking the Lake and the enticing blue pool can be tremendously inviting.
An afternoon game drive around the lakeshore will be the main feature for the afternoon, dinner & overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge (BLD).
DAY 05: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Today our safari will take us to the jewel of Kenya’s parks, the world famous Masai Mara Game (Wildlife) Reserve. This is Kenya’s number one park and is always on every tourist’s “Must see list”. Full of life with various types of animals and birds, Masai Mara crown’s the climax of every safari in Kenya. Its rolling grasslands and acacia savannah have time and again been captured on film with the movie “Out Of Africa” being the most famous. Masai Mara is home to the “Big Five” (Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Rhino) and over 450 bird species. Apart from the big five, the Masai Mara is most famous for the spectacular annual migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle etc from the Serengeti in northern Tanzania crossing the Mara River into Kenya in search of fresh feeding grounds, which takes place in late July or August. During this crossing, hundreds of animals are swept away by the first moving Mara River and others are killed by the ferocious African Crocodiles. This crossing gives true meaning to the phrase “Survival of the fittest”.
Lunch to be served at the luxurious Mara Sarova Tented Camp set in the African bush, on an elevation between two streams, the camp is a combination of luxury and adventure. After lunch you can take time out to read a book, novel, sunbathe, take a refreshing dip in the pool, or simply sit back and relax under the tent. All luxurious tents have permanent roofs, electricity, and en-suite bathroom facilities. The grounds are beautifully laid out with trees and flowers inhabited by a collection of exotic birds and butterflies.
In the afternoon head out with your driver guide in search of the shy and elusive leopard, other wild animals and over 450 species of birds of which 57 species are birds of prey. As the sunset starts to edge dip into the African horizon it will be the perfect opportunity for you to capture the beautiful Mara landscape on film. After dinner, enjoy the warmth of the roaring log fire before going to bed under the star filled African sky.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Sarova Tented Camp (BLD).
DAY 06: Masai Mara
The day will start with an early morning game drive before dawn followed by breakfast upon your return to the camp. After breakfast you can go swimming in the pool under the African sun or simply relax for the rest of the late morning. Later, late afternoon return to the wilderness in search of wild game, such as Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelle, elephants, lions, and the solitary and ill-tempered Rhino, among others
( All meals and overnight at Mara Sarova Luxury Tented Camp (BLD ).
DAY 07: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Airport
After breakfast, we drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at Pampa Grill where you can enjoy some good food. Later early in the evening, dinner will be at the world famous Carnivore restaurant considered “Africa’s greatest eating experience” (if you love barbecue it doesn’t get better than this), and home to the “Simba Saloon” one of the cities most popular night clubs.
Thereafter you will be transferred to the airport in time for your International departure flight.