Arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, meet your driver-guide and be transferred to Mount Kenya National Park. Along the way, we shall have panoramic views of coffee farms and tea farms before arriving at the lodge around mid-day and in time for lunch
Located within Mount Kenya National Park, approximately 193 kilometers and a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Nairobi, the Serena Mountain Lodge, nestled in a woody area of the Mount Kenya National Park at a height of 2134 meters above sea level. The lodge towers over the mountainous peaks of Mount Kenya where you can view the spectacular game, regularly viewed at the waterhole daily. The panoramas surrounding Serena Mountain Lodge will delight you with their dramatic features. By day, cool, clear mountain air and sweeping views across the treetops beckon with opportunity for discovery and exploration.
The African night is enlivened by the sounds of the forest animals. You can view the game even closer as they feed at the water hole, by visiting the specially built and constructed viewing bunker connected to the lodge from a short tunnel. An open-air deck gazes down to a water hole bustling with elephant and buffalo Herds. Enjoy your afternoon and evening watching wildlife from the lodge terrace as they come to drink water at the waterhole.
OVERNIGHT:At the Lodge in the Park
After breakfast drive to Samburu Game Reserve arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drives in Samburu Game Reserve. Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award- winning movie "Born Free". Samburu National Reserve is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River in the dry northern Kenya and neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life.
The presence, of the Ewaso Ngiro River - and its shady trees - attracts plenty of wildlife. Giraffe, large herds of elephants, buffalo, gerenuks, gazelle, waterbuck and zebra (including the endangered Grevy's zebra) from the surrounding savannah plains trek to the water, Lion, leopard and cheetah are also quite easy to spot, thanks in part to the lack of grass cover.
OVERNIGHT:At the Lodge in Samburu Game Reserve
Breakfast in the lodge and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon. Alternatively, enjoy game drives in Samburu Game Reserve with lunch break in between the game drives.
OVERNIGHT: At the Lodge in Samburu Game Reserve
After breakfast drive to Aberdare national Park arriving for lunch. Well known to the world as the home of succession where in came a princess and out went the Queen of England while at Treetops lodge, Aberdare is a land of fortune and diversity. The Park got its name from Lord Aberdares, one of the founder members of the Royal Geographical Society.
Located in the central highlands, west of Mount Kenya and 160kms from Nairobi, the foothills of the Aberdares National Park is covered with huge trees, which, as you go higher, gradually give way to bamboo forests. From about 3, 000 meters upward the landscape consists primarily of alpine moorland which gives way to an area of grass land with, from time to time, giant lobelias presenting an attractive contrast. Try this destination of fortunes.-and who knows? You might be the next one queen or king!
Attractions:The major physical attractions: Le satima and Kinangop peaks, numerous waterfalls, Twin & Elephant hills, Table Mounts, black rhinos, elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog, lion, leopard, baboon, black & white colobus and Sykes monkeys are abundant. Bird viewing is incredible with over 250 species of birds recorded.
Activities: Include Night viewing of wildlife at the Ark & Treetops, Game Drives, Trout fishing, and visit to the Kimathi hideout used by the legendary Mau Mau General. Have lunch at the lodge and enjoy your afternoon and evening watching wildlife from the lodge terrace as they come to drink water at the waterhole.
OVERNIGHT: At the Lodge in Aberdares National Park
Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park heading straight for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru national Park: Established in 1961 and gazette in 1968 as a National Park, the park has Kenya’s largest population of rhinos. The park is home to Lion Hills, Makalia waterfalls, unique vegetation, Picturesque landscape, yellow acacia woodlands and a wide range of birds most famous being Flamingoes and Pelicans
Located in the Great Rift Valley Lake System, the park is also as an ecologically significant region having been named a RAMSAR Site and Important Bird Area. Covering 73 square miles (188 square kilometers), Lake Nakuru is world famous for flamingos, and was created a National Park to protect, its stunning flocks of lesser flamingo which literally turn its shores pink. These are the millions of flamingoes seeking their food in the salty deep-green waters of Lake Nakuru. The park is indeed a birds’ paradise hosting over 500 species.
Animals include: Thomson gazelles, Grants gazelles, impalas, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes or even black rhino, leopards and about 450 birds species in total. Buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild Giraffe, White and Black Colobus monkey are plentiful in the forest. The bush lands offer eland, Steenbok, impala, Chandler’s Reedbuck and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment.
OVERNIGHT: At the Lodge in Nakuru
After breakfast drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, have lunch at your lodge and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Reserve.
Optional Afternoon Visit to a Maasai Cultural Village: This afternoon, join the Maasai dancers donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve: The Land of Big Cat Diary and Disney’s African Cats, is considered a "must see" for any new and repeat visitor traveling on a safari to Kenya. It is on the "to do" list for many Kenyans and visitors alike because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and birds. Maasai Mara is the best place to see the "Big Five" animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo).
Home of the Great Wildebeest Migration: The location of the ’Annual Great Wildebeest Migration’ – one of the natural wonders of the world – is a gloriously beautiful, wildlife-rich savannah landscape. The annual wildebeest migration from June to October consists of over 1.5 million wildebeests, gazelles gnus and Zebras roar converge at the border of Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Maasai Mara making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon, before finally plunging wildly into the raging waters of the Mara River, creating a frenzy as the fight against swift currents and waiting hungry crocodiles takes priority. Those that survive crocodiles and raging waters cross over to the patiently waiting predators such as hyenas, jackals, leopards and lions for another survival battle.
Wildlife: The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat- eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s etc.
OVERNIGHT: At the Lodge in the Park
Breakfast in the lodge and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Maasai Mara Game Reserve with lunch break in between the game drives.
Optional Maasai Mara Balloon Ride : for those going for the balloon safari, you will be going for the early morning balloon, you will be picked at the hotel by the Balloon Company at 5.30am and drive to the balloon launch site where you will gather for takeoff. Enjoy early morning ballooning over the plains, getting a bird’s eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon.
After approximately one hour aloft, the balloon lands while a breakfast is being prepared for us nearby. The smell of bacon, sausages and eggs drift on the breeze as we sample exotic Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries and, if you wish, glasses of bubbly to toast our flight, a tradition
OVERNIGHT:At the lodge in Maasai Mara
Breakfast in the lodge and later drive to Nairobi with your optional lunch at a city restaurant. Later on be transfer to the airport for your home bound flight.
End of Safari
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