This Exclusive Safari starts in Nairobi and ends in the Masai Mara. It offers the ultimate luxury and comfort to the discerning traveler. The safari commences in the bustling city of Nairobi upon arrival at the JKIA and proceeds on the second date all the way to the Amboseli where the safari guests get to enjoy a timeless game drive at the Amboseli National Park – affording numerous deluxe sightings such as the gentle giants of Amboseli (elephants), the lions among other members of the ‘Big 5’ family ranging and prowling freely against a backdrop of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Well, we can go on and on recounting on the fourth day, the fifth or even the days ahead, but you can book this amazing Exclusive Safari, experience it by yourself and be the storyteller. The Exclusive Safari experience is so much than a regular safari. •
•Arrival and departure transfer Nairobi
•Meet & Greet on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta international Airport Nairobi
•Assistance on departure at Jomo Kenyatta international Airport Nairobi (up to security check Departure Hall)
•Accommodation and meals as specified in the itinerary
•Game drives as indicated in the itinerary (please be aware that due to unforeseeable weather and traffic circumstances not every game drive can be guaranteed)
•Park entry fees to all parks and reserves included in the itinerary for 24hrs each (fees are subject to change. )
•Visas, inoculations and personal insurance
•All International flights and departure taxes
•Optional activities, excursions and any services not mentioned in the program.
•Park fees for Kenyan citizen (also mentioned above)
•Drinks, tips, personal expenses and gratuities
•Any other item not mentioned in the program.
•Optional boat ride (please note this applies for programs going to Naivasha)
Day 1 Welcome to Nairobi Kenya’s Bustling Capital
Once you arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), you’ll be warmly received by Lazizi Operations Manager or a Company representative, who will give you a short brief of your safari. You will then be transferred by private chauffer to Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel or designated City Hotel.
Depending on when you arrive, you may have time to explore the city and its attractions.
Some of the most popular excursions include:-
Visit to the Karen Blixen Museum (once home to the author of the evocative “Out of Africa” book).
Giraffe Centre; which protects the highly endangered Rothschild’s giraffe.
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust; an orphanage for young elephants.
Nairobi National Park; the only wildlife national park in the world that is located within a city.
Day 2: Masai Mara Game Reserve 8th Wonder of the World
Wake up to an early buffet breakfast at
your designated hotel 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 valley 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 a sneak preview of the game drives that await you as you head to camp. 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 stay.
Day 3: Full Day in Masai 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.
Day 4: From Masai 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 your
hotel or Resort at approx. 1300hrs 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.
Day 5: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
Aberdares 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.
Day 6:Enjoy Panoramic Views of Mt. 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 attractions of the park include 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 1230hrs – Lunch will be on your own arrangement before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your home bound flight.