6 Days Aberdares - Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara Safari
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Safari Highlights: Kenya wildlife budget safari to the Masai Mara famed for wildebeest migration and the big 5 safari and Masai cultural experience and the Lake Nakuru and lake Naivasha which are bird watchers’ and naturalists’ paradise as well as the Aberdare National Park, which covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges of Central Kenya. This trip enables you explore the scenic lakes of the Great Rift Valley on the hunt for hippos, crocodiles and flocks of pink flamingos, Rothschild giraffe, hyena, white and Black Rhino, elephants, cheeters, Zebras, Buffalos, lions, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey and sykes monkey, the golden cat and the bongo- an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest in the Aberdare. Animals like the eland and spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands. Also fishing – the famous brown rainbow trout – rivers have been stocked with these species and horse riding – in designated areas in the Moorlands and open grades in Aberdare North. Accommodations is in comfortable hotels and tented camps.
Day 01. Nairobi - Aberdare National Park. After breakfast drive northwards with views of tea and coffee plantations around the Aberdare ranges and Mount Kenya to Outspan hotel - http://www.outspan.co.ke/ OR Aberdare Country Club for lunch - http://www.aberdarecountryclub.com After lunch, you are transferred to the Treetops lodge OR THE ARK by the lodges' own transport. Spend the night watching animals as they gather at the floodlit water hole. Night observation of animals at the lounge offers exiting animal viewing with easy photography and comfort. Night visitors expected are Rhinos, Elephants, lions, bushbuck, warthog and night birds. You will find this as a great way to introduce you to your safari. http://www.aberdaresafarihotels.co.ke/treetops/ ; http://www.thearkkenya.com/the-ark
Day 02: Aberdare - Lake Nakuru: After breakfast drive around the northern part of the Aberdare ranges to descend into the Great Rift Valley, with a brief stop over at the Thompson Falls in Nyahururu. Proceed to Lake Nakuru for a truly remarkable game drive that includes Flamingos as well as the rare white rhino in this world famous ornithological paradise with over 450 species of bird life. This Lake is famous for its million plus flamingos. A shimmering hot-pink glow emanates across the Lake, created by millions of flamingos which migrate along the Great Rift Valley Lakes. Pelicans, cormorants and Marabou storks also feed on the abundant algae in the warm, shallow alkaline water. All meals and overnight at Chester hotel . http://www.chesterhotels.co.ke/
Day 03: Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha: After breakfast, drive south along this scenic valley to Lake Naivasha. This is one of the Rift Valley's fresh water Lakes with different ecology from that of the soda Lakes. It is also home to a large variety of bird species. After lunch, take a boat ride on the Lake, viewing hippos and a wealth of bird life. All meals and overnight Fish Eagle Inn. http://www.fisheagleinn.co.ke/
Day 04: Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara: Depart after early break, climbing out of the Rift Valley, to enter the Masai Mara reserve, part of the Serengeti - Mara ecosystem. After lunch, be ready to experience some of the best game viewing in Kenya's most exciting game reserve. All meals and overnight at Manyatta camp. http://www.masaimaramanyattacamp.com/
Day 05: Masai Mara: Morning and afternoon game drives to view lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, topi, hartebeest, cheetah, gazelle, warthog, and abundant bird life. Sunrise and sun downer are the greatest moments for game viewing in these mystic plains, a time when the soft red hues of the sun will give your photographs the clarity of the actual African savannah. Accommodation at Manyatta camp.
Day 06: Masai Mara - Nairobi: Morning game viewing drives before breakfast. After breakfast drive back to Nairobi.
INCLUSIVES IN THE ABOVE PRICES
Shared transport while on safari
Excluded: park entrance fees ($272 per person payable direct), items of personal nature such as phone calls, faxes, meals not specified, bottled drinking water, gratuities/tips to driver guide, sodas and alcoholic drinks.
NB// Accommodation in other lodges and Luxury tented camps is also available on request.
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