This 8 day spectacle offers you Kenya’s kaleidoscope of unique vistas and an ever-changing landscape of natural beauty. Take in the peculiar wildlife of the north in Samburu Game Reserve, traverse the lush green highlands and the Great Rift Valley, one of the natural wonders of the world, and be bewildered by the phenomenon at the heart of the Mara eco-system - the annual migration (June – September) of over a million wildebeest from the Serengeti into Maasai Mara. No matter what time of the year you wish to travel, Kenya will not disappoint you.
Arrival / Nairobi / Fairview Hotel
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be welcomed by a member of Elyon Tours team, who will transfer you to the Fairview Hotel, for check in. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening you are free to dine on your own enjoying the hotel’s exceptional cuisine.
Samburu National Reserve / Samburu Sopa Lodge
This morning drive north of the Equator to Samburu Sopa Lodge, on the edge of Kenya’s semi-desert lands where you may encounter some of the animals and vegetation that are typical of this region such as the Grevy’s Zebra, the Reticulated Giraffe and the Somali Ostrich.
The best feature of Samburu is not the wildlife of the picturesque surroundings, but the fact that it is one of the lesser visited regions in Kenya. The peaceful atmosphere and the authentic wilderness experience set it apart from the better known wildlife reserves in Kenya, there is plentiful wildlife and the bird watching is especially good. The reserve is fairly hot and semi-arid, making for easy game viewing.
Enjoy 2 days full of game viewing in this harshly beautiful terrain where wildlife abounds along the Uaso Nyiro River, the park’s only source of drinking water.
Mount Kenya National Park / Serena Mountain Lodge
After breakfast depart the dry regions of northern Kenya to the lush green lands of the central highlands, home to the highest mountain in Kenya, the Mount Kenya National Park. The afternoon is spent at the Serena Mountain Lodge balcony, comfortably watching the forest animals that come to the waterhole and salt lick. In the early evening the waterhole is floodlit so that you can watch in silence as night falls, the place is crowded with large and small forest animals.
Lake Nakuru Ntional Park
After breakfast drive past the northern tip of the Aberdares to descend into the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park, one of the alkaline lake and the breeding ground for the algae on which the thousands of flamingos live. The park is home to a variety of buck and antelopes, the Burchell’s zebra, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and even leopard has been sighted here. It is now a sanctuary for the white rhino. Your overnight stay will be at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Mara National Game Reserve / Mara Sopa Lodge
Take a brief walk this morning to savour the beauty and tranquility of these waters. Then drive to Kenya’s most famous Maasai Mara National Reserve arriving in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge. An afternoon game drive will familiarize you with the variety of animals and bird life in this beautiful Park. The landscape will fill you with admiration for how the savannah sustains much life as you look out for black-maned lion for which the Maasai Mara is famous.
Enjoy an early morning game drive after a hot cup of coffee or tea. This may be the best time to see a predator make a kill or the sight of one relishing its meal. Breakfast and a leisurely morning spent at the lodge pool, or take another game drive later in the day.
Check out after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi for lunch then to The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward journey.
NOTE: Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris. Baggage on Domestic flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess cargo/baggage will be charged by the respective airlines at check-in counter at rate of $3.00 per 1kg