Day 01: Arrive Nairobi
You begin your magical holiday today as you board your flight to Kenya – the heart of African safari!! On arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you are met by a KWT Airport Representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Nairobi.
Day 02: Nairobi – Tree Hotel
After breakfast, leave Nairobi in the morning to arrive the small town of Nyeri in time for a sumptuous lunch at the base hotel before leaving for the tree hotel in the early afternoon. The afternoon is spent watching the early arrival at the waterhole and salt lick, usually antelopes. As the evening progresses, larger animals like elephant and even rhino join the procession to the waterhole. Their appearance would be a signal for smaller animals to depart. The tourist is kept well supplied with hot drinks like tea, coffee or chocolate during the night. In the case of Mountain Lodge you arrive directly at the lodge for lunch. Meals and overnight at a Tree Hotel. (BLD) You are required to pack an overnight bag when you transfer to the Ark or Treetops for the night.
Day 03: Tree Hotel – Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
After breakfast a short drive brings you to the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, which is situated at the foot of Mount Kenya (17,058 feet). The elitist membership of this club would include movie stars, aristocrats and politicians, both local and international. Here you can have a day of total relaxation in the beautiful landscaped gardens. Activities include golf, tennis, horseback riding and swimming in the heated swimming pool. Meals and overnight at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. (BLD)
Day 04: Mount Kenya – Nakuru/Elementaita/Naivasha
After breakfast, the tour crosses over the top of the Aberdare range of mountains, stopping briefly to gaze at the 73m Thompson’s Falls, named after Joseph Thompson the Scots explorer, who was the first European to see the Falls in 1884. Continue to Nakuru for lunch. After lunch, drive around Lake Nakuru National Park for an unforgettable sight of the thousands of flamingos on the alkaline lake. The park also includes the rare white rhinos. The other large animal to be seen is the Rothschild’s giraffe. The vegetation is mostly savanna type with both the back (fever tree) and umbrella top acacia growing in abundance as also Euphorbia. Enjoy an afternoon game drive. Meals and overnight at a lodge in Nakuru/Elementaita/Naivasha. (BLD)
Day 05: Nakuru/Elementaita/Naivasha – Masai Mara
Breakfast at the hotel and time enough for some bird watching en-route to the Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch. An afternoon game drive during which it would be possible to locate the huge black-manned lions, for which the reserve is famous. Meals and overnight at a lodge/ camp in Mara. (BLD)
Day 06: Masai Mara
A full day of game viewing and exploring in this Kenya’s finest reserve or alternatively a morning game drive followed by an afternoon swim in the cool water of the hotel swimming pool followed by yet another game drive. You may witness the lion making a kill or a leopard enjoying the meal he had dragged up the tree with him. The vegetation is mostly savanna type with forested areas near the rivers and of course the dwarf acacias to cater for the giraffes. More than 60 species of animals are found here and countless bird species, this includes the Masai ostrich and the secretary bird. This is where the great migration of the wildebeest takes place Meals and overnight at a lodge/camp in Mara. (BLD)
Day 07: Masai Mara – Depart Nairobi
After breakfast it’s time to checkout and drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch on own. Later transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight. (B)