This Safari starts and ends at the Nairobi Airport.
You will be met at the Nairobi airport by your Driver/Guide and personal Safari Manager. All of our safaris start first thing in the morning so if your flight is scheduled to arrive after 10:00 AM (after 6:00 AM if you have the Air Option) we will take you to your hotel in Nairobi for a free day, with your safari starting tomorrow. Don't worry if your flight is late – they will be there when you arrive and will have made any necessary adjustments to your safari schedule.
Your safari starts with the drive to the Highlands region of Kenya or a flight to Nanyuki (with the Air Option). You will be taken to your Lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon you will enjoy your first experiences with the game in the area. If you are staying at the Mountain Lodge (Traveler Level) you will have your choice of several nature walks and other activities such as a visit to the Mau Mau caves. If at one of the other Lodges your private game drive will be through one of the various parks and reserves in the area. You will return to your Lodge in time for dinner and overnight. (LD)
One of the great features of the Mountain Lodge (Traveler Level) is the overnight game viewing. Throughout the day, but mostly in the evening and night, many of the wild animals come to the waterhole. Many guests stay up all night enjoying the comfortable lounges, balconies and other viewing areas including the underground (and very close up) photography bunker. Others prefer to sleep, but are primed for the bell in their room which is rung to alert them to special happenings at the waterhole.
Guests on the Traveler Level safari will depart after breakfast across the Kenya Highlands to Lake Nakuru in time for lunch. In the afternoon you will enjoy a game drive in the Park where you will view millions of flamingoes. There are chances of seeing rhinos as this Park is also a rhino sanctuary. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge. (BLD)
Guests on an Adventurer or Explorer Level safari will enjoy a full day of game viewing in the Highlands. Your Driver/Guide knows how to find the elusive species and, being in constant contact with other safari drivers, will learn where special sightings are happening and will often make a beeline there. Overnight in the Highlands.
Guests on an Adventurer or Explorer Level safari have the option of upgrading one or both of their nights in the Highlands to The Ark. High up in Aberdare National Park, The Ark is one of the famous "tree hotels" with a large waterhole and fantastic overnight game viewing. Throughout the day, but mostly in the evening and night, many wild animals come to the waterhole. Many guests stay up all night enjoying the comfortable viewing lounges, open air areas and the photography bunker. Others prefer to sleep, but are primed for the buzzer in their room which is rung to alert them to special happenings at the waterhole. (BLD)
After breakfast you will start on your way to Masai Mara. If you are traveling by Road, the entire day will be fascinating as you drive into the Great Rift Valley on your way to Masai Mara. A picnic lunch will be provided and your Driver/Guide will make several stops along the way at various places of interest. Once in Masai Mara you will enjoy a game drive on your way to your Lodge.
If you have the Air Option, you will arrive at Masai Mara and be at your Lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon you will enjoy your first fascinating game drive in Masai Mara. (BLD)
A fascinating full day game drive (with a picnic lunch) in the awesome Masai Mara. Depending on the time of year you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, cheetah, leopards, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, eagles and many birds and other species. As in Samburu your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. Overnight in Masai Mara. (BLD)
Another full day game drive (with a picnic lunch) in Masai Mara. Your Driver/Guide, having consulted overnight with the other Driver/Guides will head out in whatever direction will bring you to animals you haven't yet seen, including the amazing hippo pools. Overnight in Masai Mara. (BLD)
One final morning game drive before either leaving by road or air for Nairobi. If by road a picnic lunch will be taken along and if by air, you will enjoy lunch back at the Lodge. Whichever mode of transportation, upon arrival in Nairobi you will be taken either to the airport for your departing flight or to your hotel for an overnight stay. If you will be staying the night, transfers to the airport the next day are included. (BL).