Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya’s Bustling Capital
Once you arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), you’ll be warmly received by HTT Operations Manager, who will give you a short brief of your safari. You will then be transferred by private vehicle to Movenpick Hotel located in the heart of Nairobi.
Depending on when you arrive, you may have time to explore the city and its attractions.
Some of the most popular excursions include:-
a). Visit to the Karen Blixen Museum (once home to the author of the evocative “Out of Africa” book).
b). Giraffe Centre; which protects the highly endangered Rothschild's giraffe.
c). David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust; an orphanage for young elephants.
d). Nairobi National Park; the only wildlife national park in the world that is located within a city.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve, 8th Wonder of the World
Wake up to an early buffet breakfast at Movenpick Hotel & Residences and then check out.
Depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is also known as the "Jewel of Kenya". On your way to Maasai Mara National Reserve, you will enjoy different array of views which are just priceless. The drive passes via the great rift escarpment where a brief stopover will be made for photography and then continue driving. The view is just out of this world!
Arrive at Maasai Mara National Reserve; you will have game drive enroute to your lodge which is Mara Sopa Lodge. You’ll have a sumptuous Lunch at the lodge.
In the afternoon, you'll enjoy your first game drive in this amazing game reserve known for its wildlife. Later, return to the lodge for dinner and then overnight.
Full Day in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Wake up for a refreshing hot cup of coffee or tea. Then depart for a morning game drive to explore the Mara plains and its intriguing wildlife.
Alternatively:- You can opt for a Hot Air Balloon Safari instead of a morning game drive. This is truly a fun and exciting way to see Africa’s landscapes and wildlife.
The trip is magical: spend about one hour floating over the Mara plains. You float in the sky, drift with the whim of the wind, overlooking the plains, just in time to experience a breathtaking sunrise and catch a bird’s eye view of the reserve.
You can also opt for a full day game drive in the reserve with picnic lunch boxes.
Return to the lodge for a full buffet breakfast and spend the morning at your own leisure.
Enjoy a scintillating buffet lunch at the lodge. Afternoon spent at leisure. You can relax by the swimming pool or you can visit a traditional Maasai Village where you’ll get insight into the vibrant and traditional way of life of the Maasai.
Depart for an evening game drive and return later for dinner and overnight stay.
from Maasai Mara to the Shores of Lake Naivasha
Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the lodge before departing for the scenic Lake Naivasha. You’ll arrive at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort at approx. 1300 hrs and spend your afternoon at leisure. The lake is one of the primary drinking spots for a host of wildlife including zebras, buffalos, impalas, elands and waterbucks. It is also a favorite place for hippos to cool themselves during the day.
A highlight of a visit here is a boating excursion around the lake or visit to the nearby Crescent Island. Some other exciting activities around Lake Naivasha include nature walks, horseback riding, flower farm trips, community visits. You can also opt for day excursions to Hell's Gate.
This time can be used doing a boat ride or a visit to Crescent Island. Dinner and then overnight at the Resort.
The Scenic Aberdares National Park
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the lodge, and then depart for the scenic Aberdares National Park. You’ll arrive at the Aberdare Country Club, which is the base hotel for The Ark Tree Lodge. In the afternoon, you’ll be transferred to The Ark.
Note: (Pack small overnight bags for the Ark). Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, iconic and yes, quirky. The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Modeled after Noah's Ark, The Ark has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. The animals come to you! Dinner and then overnight at The Ark.
Enjoy Panoramic Views of Mount Kilimanjaro at Amboseli
Wake up to a hearty buffet breakfast at the Ark. Later, you’ll be transferred to Aberdare Country Club to rejoin your driver guide before departure for Amboseli National Park with picnic lunch boxes to enjoy on the way.
The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attraction of the park includes opportunities to meet the Maasai people and also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Upon arrival at the gate enjoy your game drive until evening hours as your reach your lodge. Check in at the lodge for dinner and then overnight.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the lodge, check out and depart for Nairobi. Arrival by 1230 hrs - Lunch will be on your own arrangement before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your home bound flight.