Day 1: Safari Park Hotel & Casino, Nairobi
Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief there are some fascinating attractions: its café culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably just 20 minutes from the city centre wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve.
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi; our representative will transfer you to the hotel for check in with the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening proceed for dinner at the Nyama choma ranch with entertainment by the Cat Show dancers. Overnight at the Nairobi Safari Park
Overnight: Safari Park Hotel & Casino
Safari Park Hotel and Casino is a destination in a world of its own. A five-star luxury hotel located 15 minutes drive from the City Centre, Nairobi. The Hotel stands in 50 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and offers a selection of 205 rooms, decorated and tastefully furnished with a taste of Africa with private rear and front balconies.
Day 2: Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, Lake Elmenteita
Elmenteita is a small soda lake which attracts many visiting flamingos. This is where Kenya’s most famous settler Lord Delamere lived and he was responsible for much of Kenya’s early agricultural experimentation in the fertile area. The shores are often alive with wildlife and the surrounding forests are perfect for long walks and birding.
After breakfast drive to Lake Elmenteita Serena arriving in time for check in. In the afternoon proceed for a close view game drive at the expansive Soysambu Game Reserve .Spend the rest of the evening at leisure with local activities available booked and paid locally. In the evening sample a sumptuous dinner with overnight at Serena Elmenteita Luxury Tented Camp (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner included) –
Overnight: Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate, the small and exclusive Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp opened in July 2011. This area of breathtaking beauty, also home to many rare species of animals, is less than two hours’ drive from Nairobi. Evocatively styled to echo the area’s rich history, the camp blends aristocratic elegance with modern luxury and will offer cuisine and service of fittingly high standards.
Day 3: Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, Lake Elmenteita
After an American breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland next to Nakuru town armed with picnic lunches. After a sumptuous packed lunch, we proceed on an exciting game- drive including a visit to Baboon cliff. You have a chance to see the white rhino and sighting of leopards at Lake Nakuru. You can get a close view of the pink flamingos and other water birds – a total of 450 varieties. Later drive back to Lake Elmenteita Serena for dinner and overnight at the Lake Elmenteita Serena Luxury tented Camp.
Day 4: Governors' Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential and you can even do a horseback safari.
A late breakfast served on the lawns of Serena. After breakfast there is the opportunity to take an exciting boat ride at Lake Naivasha or a guided bird along the lake shore at an extra cost. Lunch will be served on the lawn overlooking Lake Elmenteita. After a delicious lunch you will be taken to the Loldia airstrip for a scheduled flight to Masai Mara departing at 1500hrs. Arrival at Musiara airstrip at approximately 1600hrs. Short shared game drive en route to the camp. Dinner and overnight at Main Governors Camp (L-DBB)
Overnight: Governors' Camp View iBrochure
The setting is magical. So much so that almost a century ago it was reserved, exclusively, for Kenya’s colonial Governors. Governors’ Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it’s waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. Some of the tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. Created in 1972 Governors’ Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp. Today it’s still Africa’s best. Everything is under canvas, all tents have en-suit bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River and dinning tent with views over the plains. Governors Camp has just been awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco- Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in place in camp.
Day 5: Governors' Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve
Rise before dawn for a spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride followed by a bubbly bush breakfast (optional at extra cost). OR proceed for an early morning game drive. Return to the camp for lunch then later, set out on a late afternoon game spotting safari in the reserve and the opportunity to spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Overnight in Main Governors Camp (LDBB)