This is a regular routing visiting all the main parks and staying at the imaginative and popular Sarova Hotels and Game Lodges.
Day 01: Nairobi BB
You are met on arrival and transferred to the Stanley Hotel, a city centre hotel and one of the main meeting places in Nairobi, especially the famous Thorn Tree Terrace. Arrangements are for bed and breakfast.
Day 02: Nairobi - Shaba Game Reserve
[4 hours approximately]
Depart Nairobi after breakfast and drive up to the Equator crossing for a short stop to see the "performing of the waters", where a local entrepreneur demonstrates the clockwise and anticlockwise properties of running water on each side of the Equator line. Continue to Shaba, where you arrive at the lodge of the same name for lunch. In actual fact there are three adjoining reserves, Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba, situated in arid country north of Mount Kenya, and watered by the Uaso Nyiro River and natural springs. It is very scenic, with craggy hills and everywhere Doum palms following the water courses.
Some unusual animal species can be found here; the Reticulated Giraffe, Oryx, Lesser Kudu, Grevy's Zebra, and the Gerenuk, known as the "Giraffe Gazelle". Afternoon game drive. Dinner and Overnight at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge.
Day 03: Shaba Game Reserve
Morning game drive followed by breakfast, spend the morning at leisure at the lodge pool or the terrace overlooking the river. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive. Overnight at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge.
Day 4: Shaba Game Reserve - Rift Valley Lakes
[5 Hours approximately]
Depart after breakfast and drive via Nyahururu Falls to Lake Nakuru, in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru is a soda lake often frequented by thousands of Greater and Lesser Flamingos lining the shore in a pink mass.
The Lake is famous for the various water birds that breed in the lake’s alkaline waters including flamingos, white pelicans and marabou stork can be seen. White rhino may be seen as well as the rare Rothschild’s giraffe, Cape buffalo and other plains game.
Dinner and Overnight Sarova Lion Hills Lodge.
Day 05: Lake Nakuru to the Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast depart for the Masai Mara arriving at the Mara Sarova Game Lodge for lunch. This Reserve is one of Africa's best known wildlife areas, and is part of the Serengeti ecosystem.
A land of undulating hills and rolling grasslands it supports a large animal population. Even a casual visitor is treated to the sight of lions in prides sometimes numbering more than thirty beasts with a handsome black maned male in dominance; a cheetah at great speed runs down its prey; a leopard in the lower branches with its kill. In the Mara river there are crocodiles sunning themselves on the banks, and hippos playing in the water. Overnight at Mara Sarova Game Lodge.
Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Topi, Gazelle are all in abundance, and during the months of July to September the great migration of Wildebeest and Zebras spill over from the Serengeti. The sight of these beasts legging it across the Mara River, avoiding both the crocodiles in the river, and the predators harassing them from behind is amazing, and the topic of some of the most spectacular photography ever seen. In the afternoon there is a game drive followed by dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Early morning and afternoon game drives. Overnight at Mara Sarova Game Lodge.
Day 7 Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi
[6 Hours approximately]
Depart after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi with a drop off in the city centre or at your hotel.
- Airport transfer
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- All meals
- Services of our Professional Guide/Driver
- All park entrance fees
- All game drives
- International Air fare
- Personal Insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Alcoholic & Soft drinks
- Tips & porterage