10 Days Nairobi, Baringo, Nakuru, Masai Mara, Mombasa

Summary Of  10 day kenya  Safari: 1 night – treetops hotel, 2 nights – Samburu , 1 night – mount Kenya , 1 night – lake Baringo , 1 night – lake Nakuru , 3 nights – Masai Mara

Day 1: Nairobi – Aberdares National Park

Drive North to Kenya’s central highlands through pineapple, coffee and sisal plantations to the lower slopes of the Aberdares, arriving at a base hotel for lunch and subsequent transfer to The ArkThe base hotel for the Ark is the Aberdares Country Club. After lunch, you take a 45-minute game drive through the Aberdares forest to reach The Ark Hotel. or TreetopsThe base hotel for Treetops is the Outspan Hotel in Nyeri town. After lunch, drive through the Aberdares forest and enjoy game viewing en route to Treetops Hotel. hotels in the Aberdares National Park.

Day 2: Aberdares – Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast and transfer to the base hotel, continue north across the Equator to the semi-desert region of Samburu, arriving at the lodge for lunch. Our stay here will be in a select lodge on full board basis where, after check in and lunch, we will go for afternoon game drives. We will later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast, we will proceed to Samburu National reserve Samburu national reserve has a mix of wood and grass lands with riverine forest and a permanent water supply that lures the abundant species of wildlife found here. Visibility is excellent making game viewing most enjoyable. and experience a whole day of exciting game viewing in this beautiful and rugged terrain as the vast array of wildlife frequents the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River. You also have the option to make a cultural visit to a Samburu Manyatta to sample some of the customs of the people for whom this is home.

Day 4: Samburu – Mt. Kenya

After breakfast, proceed south across the Equator to the luxurious Mt. Kenya Safari Club to enjoy its many facilities and scenic beauty. You can also opt for a tour of the nearby Sweet Waters reserve. Dinner and overnight will be at Mt. Kenya Safari Club.

Day 5: Mt Kenya – Lake Baringo via Lake Bogoria

We start in the morning and drive via the Nyahururu fallsThe Nyahururu falls also known as Thomson Falls are shaped by the waters of the Ewaso Narok River and plunge some 72mt into a rift, spraying the dark forest below. and down to Lake BogoriaIn the spectacular lake Bogoria; hot springs and geysers are major attractions. The lake has been called the new home of the flamingo, with a nomad population of up to two million of these birds. For the bird enthusiasts, Kesubo swamp located north of the park is home to more than 200 species of birds arriving in time for lunch at Lake Bogoria hotel. After lunch, we proceed to the beautiful Lake Baringo, where we enjoy an evening bird walk. Dinner and overnight stay are at Lake Baringo club.

Day 6: Lake Baringo – Lake Nakuru, Nakuru National Park

We enjoy a morning boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile, and fish eagle at Lake Baringo. We return to the club then drive along the floor of the rift valley to Lake Nakuru and the Nakuru national parkLake Nakuru National Park covers 180 sq km and is home to many wildlife species as well as being an omithologist's delight with more than 400 bird species. It provides one of Kenya s best-known images where thousands of flamingoes are joined into a massive pink swathe of life carpet. for lunch at a select lodge and an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight are at the select lodge.

Day 7: Nakuru – Maasai Mara

After breakfast, we will have an exit game drive and depart Nakuru for Masai Mara game reserve.The Mara Reserve is 1510 sq km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland with a mass of amazing wildlife. This is one of a few places left in the world where animals can be seen in the same abundance and variety as existed centuries ago. Stay in the Mara will be in a select lodge on full board basis and today we will have lunch on arrival and enjoy afternoon game drives.

Day 8 - 9: Masai Mara National Reserve

These two days can be spent enjoying uninterrupted morning and afternoon game drives within the Mara game reserve, or take a break any time it suits you and go on a nature walk, make a cultural visit to a Masai Manyatta or go horse riding in a facility nearby. On one of the days, you have the option to enjoy an early morning game drive followed with breakfast at the lodge or take a balloon flight over the Mara that includes a champagne breakfast in the bush [optional extra].

Day 10: Maasai Mara – Nairobi

We enjoy a final early morning game drive then return to the lodge for breakfast. We depart from the Mara reserve after lunch for Nairobi to arrive late afternoon. We enjoy a farewell dinner at a speciality restaurant. After dinner, transfer to your hotel or airport for your flight home.

End of Tour Options

Leave Masai Mara after breakfast and spend the afternoon either shopping in Nairobi or watching cultural dances and other displays at Bomas of Kenya before dinner at the  end the 10 day kenya safari.

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