Tree Hotel, Flamingos and Masai Mara
Safari Quick Facts
|Safari Price: US$ 2,070
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|Safari Ends: Nairobi
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|Countries visited: Kenya
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||Vehicles, Guides & Equipment
||Booking Code: AFL4
Local English Speaking Driver Guide All Activities
Sightseeing and Entrance Fees as per Itinerary
All Tolls and Taxes
All optional excursions and meals unless otherwise stated
in the itinerary, Visas
Pre- and post-tour accommodation.
This short lodge-based tour gives you a taste of some of the highlights
of Kenya. From Nairobi it is on towards Mount Kenya, the highest
mountain in Kenya, and second highest in Africa, located just south
of the equator. Mount Kenya National Park is a UNESCO site, and
here we take a guided nature walk before settling into our mountain
lodge, our “tree hotel” on the slopes of the legendary
mountain. Next stop Lake Nakuru, often a sea of pink due to the
millions of flamingos found there. On to the Masai Mara Game Reserve,
named after the Masai people, the traditional inhabitants of the
area, and the Mara River. It is world famous for its exceptional
population of game, which roam the vast plains, and the annual migration
of the wildebeest and zebra from the adjoining Serengeti National
Tree Hotel, Flamingos and Masai Mara Detailed Itinerary
||Nairobi to Tree Hotel, Mt Kenya
Leaving Nairobi early, we travel north through
the Central Highlands to Central Kenya. Weather permitting,
there will be good opportunities to see Mount Kenya, the highest
point in Kenya and the second highest mountain on the African
continent. We arrive at our tee hotel in time for lunch.
In the afternoon, enjoy a guided nature walk on the slopes
of Mt Kenya.
We return to the lodge for a well deserved shower before dinner.
||Mt Kenya to Lake Nakuru
||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast we proceed to Lake Nakuru National
Park, the famous flamingo sanctuary.
Lake Nakuru National Park is a designated Ramsar site and
home to black and white rhino, a sizeable leopard population,
lion, buffalo and famed for its abundance of pythons. The
more sociable white rhino is a common sight seen grazing on
the open plains. However, its less sociable cousin, the black
rhino, often remains hidden in the dense bush. Although not
native to this park, these animals were introduced since the
park offers good security from poachers. The rhinos are involved
in an active breeding program to maintain and improve gene
pool diversity. Lake Nakuru National Park is also famous for
a large population of pink flamingos, which featured in the
movie “Out of Africa”.
After lunch we take a game drive in the park before returning
to the lodge with its splendid views across the plains. Enjoy
the sunset whilst listening out for the laughing hyena or
the mighty lion staking his territory for the night
||Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara
||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today we have breakfast and then start for
our drive to the Masai Mara. We drop down into the Great Rift
Valley past the spectacular Volcano Mount Longonot and head
towards the rolling plains of the Masai Mara. The last one
and a half-hours of the journey find us on bumpy, dusty, dirt
road as we drive across the Loita Plains taking in the scenery.
The Masai Mara is the most famous and prolific game park in
Kenya covering an area of 1672 square kilometers. It is classified
as a Reserve as opposed to a National Park to allow the Masai
people to use the area to graze their cattle. A highlight
of the Mara is no doubt the annual wildebeest migration, when
literally millions of these beasts move north from the Serengeti
in search of grass for food, before turning south again. The
Masai Mara has one of the highest concentrations of lion in
Africa and is also a good place to try and spot the elusive
leopard and cheetah.
In most National Parks it is forbidden to drive at night so
all game viewing is done as early and as late as possible
to get the best conditions. The best time of the day to spot
hunting cats is just before sunrise and just after sunset
so we are up and away early. During the heat of the day we
return to the lodge for huge buffet breakfasts and a chance
to enjoy your superb hotel facilities, including a chance
to relax by the pool.
Game Parks are places where the enthusiastic use a lot of
film so it’s advisable to have some extra. Hopefully
we should be able to spot prides of lions, elephants, buffaloes,
zebra and hippo and other more common animals such as warthog,
giraffe, and baboon - almost every conceivable species of
East African wildlife can been spotted here.
After lunch, we take a game drive into the Masai Mara, returning
to the lodge for dinner.
||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today there is an opportunity
to try hot air ballooning. This is an amazing experience,
as you take off with the sunrise and float above the Game
Reserve, viewing the wildlife for approximately an hour before
landing in the reserve to enjoy a full breakfast with champagne
under the shade of a tree on the plains. The wildlife looks
on while you partake in this luxurious fare. Please note that
hot air ballooning is an optional excursion, and subject to
availability. We recommend early booking.
Alternatively enjoy an early morning game drive. The middle
part of the day will be free for you to rest at the lodge
and enjoy the sounds and smells of the bush. At the lodge
there are many optional activities to enjoy. Later in the
day we take another game drive before dinner back at the lodge.
||Masai Mara to Nairobi
After breakfast we will return to Nairobi,
arriving at approximately 1pm, where the tour ends.
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