Jambo! Welcome to Kenya
On arrival at Nairobi International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Nairobi is also often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya.
Overnight in Nairobi.
Breakfast at the hotel . check out and your safari driver will pick you up and drive you to Aberdares Ranges. The distance from Nairobi to Aberdares is approximately. 180km and around 3:00 – 3.5 hours’ drive by road
Arrival at Aberdares Country Club a base hotel for your lunch. In the afternoon transfer to The Ark by the lodge shuttle.
The Ark is a unique concept whereby animals come to drink water at the water hole below the Ark Tree lodge and guests watch the animals from the comfort of their verandah. Note; there are no Game drives while staying The Ark
NB – Small luggage allowed at The Ark, rest is left at the base hotel and retrieved the following day! Children aged under 6 years are not allowed at The Ark without prior arrangements.
The Aberdare National Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Range of central Kenya and the Aberdare Salient to their east. Rhino Ark is a charity devoted to the protection of this critical habitat area.
Dinner at the lodge
Overnight in Aberdares.
After your breakfast depart and head to the base hotel to rejoin your safari driver guide then to the Rift Valley, Lake Elementaita. Drive via Thomson Falls Detour of the falls.
Upon arrival at Lake Elementaita lodge check in and freshen up before having your lunch
Rests of the afternoon spend at leisure to unwind in the lodge or you can do an optional game drive at nearby Lake Nakuru National Park. LakeN Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park.
Elmenteita meaning "dust place", a reference to the dryness and dustyness of the area, especially between January and March. The town of Gilgil is near the lake. In the south-to-north sequence of Rift Valley lakes, Elmenteita is between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. The major Nairobi-Nakuru highway runs along the nearby escarpment affording motorists a spectacular vista towards the lake. Today the lake is a protected area due to its birdlife fame and also it has been named as one of the heritage sites together with the Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria by UNESCO. At the southern end of the lake are the "Kekopey" hot springs, in which the Tilapia grahami breed. Very popular for bathing, the local Maasai claim that it can cure AIDS. The reed beds nearby are fishing grounds for night herons and pelicans.
Overnight in Lake Elementaita .
Breakfast at the lodge abd check out. Today you will go to the most famous game reserve the Masai Mara. The drive will be approximately 5 hours & 30minutes from Lake Elementaita. You drive via farmlands/settlements inhabited by the Masai community.
Arrival at the Masai Mara camp and check in into your lodge. Your freshen up and prepare yourself for your lunch. Ater your authentic Masai lunch relax before you go for your game drive in the plains of Masai Mara in search of wildlife and sunset views.
Return to the tented camp after game drive for your dinner.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with villages (enkangs) of Maasai people.
Overnight in Masai Mara.
Wake up to another delightful morning in the bush. Depart for an early morning game drive.
Early morning are lovely moments to see the nocturnal animals trying to get the last catches before they go to sleep. These will also be the best moments to see the glorious sun as it rises.
Return to the lodge for buffet breakfast. After breakfast relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Lunch will be serve in the camp, take a nap while you are getting ready for the afternoon game drive.
Return to the lodge, freshen up and get ready for your dinner
Or alternatively you can opt for a full day game drive to track the wildlife with packed lunches. Later on return to the camp at around 1700hrs to freshen
Breakfast at the camp. Check out at the camp. Your safari driver will drop you to Nairobi airport for your onward flight.
AED 5990/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights.
Destinations: Nairobi, Aberdares, Lake Elementaita, Masai Mara.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Nairobi / Dubai
1 night accommodation in Nairobi & Aberdares based on double room occupancy.
2 nights accommodation in Masai Mara based on double room occupancy.
Return transfers in Nairobi.
Game drives on seat on coach.
Daily breakfast in Nairobi & Full board meals in Masai Mara.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
Kenya-is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It's also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania's 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Trip Planning: The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options...and plenty to consider.
Entry and Exit formalities: Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months & beyond at the time of entering the country. Some nationalities can obtain visa on arrival and for nationalities who requires visa please refer to the Kenyan consulate website: www.evisa.go.ke
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Things to see & do:
Amboseli Safari Experience-Spot big game on this safari over the open plains of Amboseli National Park, returning in the evenings to the comfort of your own luxury tent. With the quintessential African landscape as your backdrop, head out in search of lions, elephants, rhinos and other large animals, and meet the famous semi-nomadic Masai. Enjoy Africa at its best, in one of Kenya's classic (and most breathtaking) parks.
Masai Mara Safari Experience-Travel through the Great Rift Valley on to our safari lodge in Kenya's premier wildlife reserve—the Masai Mara. Explore diverse wilderness crossing rolling plains spotted with famous acacia trees. Your wildlife safari drives are spread out over all three days, with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five—lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants and rhinos. The varied wildlife and natural environment, in addition to the culture of the local Masai people, come together to provide a spectacular private safari experience.
Maasai Mara National Reserve-is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with villages (enkangs) of Maasai people. Go deep into the African plains and set out on daily game drives across the park. All the Big five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino are here with many mammals and birds in this Masai Mara plain. Watch for the animals that emerge at dusk, see hippos and crocodiles along the banks of the Mara River, see the park’s stunning ‘Great Migration.
Hells Gate and Lake Naivasha- Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley.
Visiting Lake Naivasha for a walking/biking safari in the Hells gate National Park. Some people will opt to drive in the park and that is also allowed. Later on in the afternoon guests will be taken to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride on the shores of the lake. Here you will be able to view the big hippos on the shores of the lake and bird watching most notably the fish eagle.
Lake Nakuru National Park-is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park.
Lake Nakuru National Park, home to one of the most remarkable wild bird populations in all of Africa. Get up close with wildlife on a game viewing drive, and be on the lookout for the park's amazing flamingos. Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Naivasha.
Lake Elmenteita-also spelled Elementaita, is a soda lake, in the Great Rift Valley, about 120 km northwest of Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi National Park-Visit the Nairobi National Park that lies within Nairobi city. One has an option of either morning or afternoon with an extra option for the safari walk with lunch at a top 100 world famous restaurant.
Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen and Giraffes-Head to the leafy ex-colonial suburbs of Nairobi to visit two of the city’s most famous attractions: the Africa Fund for Endangered Wildlife’s Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage.
Nairobi: Farm to Feast-Explores the relationship between farming and food. You’ll deliver a supply of chickens and pigs to a local community and find out how a local non-profit is helping to alleviate poverty and malnutrition in Kenya, one chick and piglet at a time.
Nairobi Nightlife Experience-Trade Kenya’s wildlife for its nightlife on this 3-hour Nairobi by night tour. Discover a different side to Nairobi on this evening tour, and discover some of the city’s hotspots after dark with a local guide. Do as the locals do and unwind with a drink (or three in this case) as well as a dinner of hearty East African cuisine.
Shimba Hills National Park-See the wildlife of Shimba Hills National Reserve on safari trip from Diani Beach that includes round-trip transport from selected hotels, a game drive, a guided hike to a waterfall, and lunch at Shimba Hills Lodge. Visit one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa, which is home to sable antelopes, more than 100 bird species, and the highest density of African elephants in Kenya.
Local Tea and Coffee Farming Experience-Become a local farmer for 3 days and wear local gear of gumboots and overcoats to enable you enter the farms. Experience tea picking and coffee berry picking. Find out why they are so popular by experiencing the origin, process, production to the final product. Engage with the local farmers and see how lab our intensive it is so that the Kenyan coffee or tea can be enjoyed in other continents. Please note Coffee and Tea have seasons, depending on the month of travel you may be able to see one activity and not the other.
Mida Creek Mangrove Forest Glass-Bottom Boat Safari Through Watamu Marine National Park.Excursion recommended for those who want experience a single day with a mix between the sea and landscapes of protected marine reserve. You will see small islands and sandbanks that overlap with the landscape, and mangroves, stop for snorkeling at the marine park and then joined the Mida, a natural split in the deep costs about 5 km south of Watamu which is distinguished from nature for fauna and flora, creating a completely unique ecosystem.
Crater Lake Game Sanctuary-is located about 6 miles (10 km) from Naivasha and about 56 miles (90 km) from Nairobi. This small, private sanctuary is centered around a lake formed by a dormant volcano. The amazing jade green water attracts many flamingos, and the surrounding forests and plains have plenty of game. The nature trails in the sanctuary lead around the crater through vegetation with plenty of wildlife, including over 150 species of birds. Besides the impressive numbers of birds recorded here, zebras, giraffes, and other plains wildlife are also regular residents.