Tree Hotel, Flamingos and Masai Mara

Nairobi to Nairobi

       

Tree Hotel, Flamingos and Masai Mara

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: US$ 2,070 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Nairobi

Safari Ends: Nairobi Number of Days: 5
Countries visited: Kenya
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: AFL4

Safari Price Includes:

Meals
4 Breakfasts
4 Lunches,
4 Dinners
Escorted Tour
Local English Speaking Driver Guide All Activities
Sightseeing and Entrance Fees as per Itinerary
All Tolls and Taxes

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions and meals unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, Visas
Pre- and post-tour accommodation.

Tree Hotel, Flamingos and Masai Mara Safari

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 Park.

Tree Hotel, Flamingos and Masai Mara Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Tree Hotel, Mt Kenya Tree Hotel Lunch, Dinner

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.


Day 2: Mt Kenya to Lake Nakuru Lodge 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


Day 3: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara Lodge 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.


Day 4:

Masai Mara

Lodge 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.


Day 5: Masai Mara to Nairobi   Breakfast

After breakfast we will return to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 1pm, where the tour ends.


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