Taste of Kenya - Experience the Great Migration

Day 1:
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport, you will be met by our representative for safari briefing and thereafter transferred to the hotel for overnight. Overnight at the Fair View Hotel. 

Day 2 – Serena Mountain Lodge Game
Depart from Nairobi and proceed north to Serena Mountain Lodge. Nestled in the foothills between Aberdare and Mount Kenya National Park, these Tree lodge is famous for high perches and balconies, overlooking a salt lick and waterhole. Boasting a remarkable record of wildlife sightings from their floodlit waterholes and salt licks, here we will enjoy the finest in high-altitude game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge.

Day 3 - Serena Mountain Lodge
This day is spent in this Tree Hotel watching the animals as they visit the water hole. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru 
After breakfast travel by road to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley. After lunch an exciting game run is planned for the afternoon. The game in this park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 birds's species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the white Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe. Return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.
 
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha 
After early Morning game drives, enjoy your full English breakfast and then embark on your overland to papyrus-fringed Lake Naivasha. With over 400 species of bird, this freshwater lake is a birding Paradise. Along the lake's fabled waters, we are bound to see some of the area's more intriguing species—hippos, giraffes, buffalo and even the arboreal colobus monkey. Lake Naivasha lies in the Great Rift Valley and the name derives from the local Masai name Nai'posha, meaning "rough water" because of the sudden storms which can arise. After lunch we visit Crescent island — a private sanctuary, where you can walk beneath yellow-barked acacias (yellow fever trees) in search of giraffes, wildebeest , impala , dikdiks, Thompson's and grant's gazelles, elands, waterbucks and countless bird species. Oh, and there are some rather gigantic pythons too! We are allowed to walk with the animals since all were introduced during the filming of Out of Africa. An optional boat ride on the lake reveals many water bird species and schools of Hippos. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.

Day 6 -Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve
After early morning breakfast, depart overland to the Masai Mara National Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya's Game Park. The Masai Mara is Kenya's finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary where gentle rolling grassland ensures animals are never out of sight. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well spread rainfall year round. The sensation of the great wildebeest migration between July and October is unparalleled. The wildlife is far from being confined within the Reserve boundaries and an even larger area extends beyond the game Reserve. 
Centuries of close association with the wildlife has resulted in an almost symbiotic relationship where wildlife and Masai people live in peace with one another. After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening 'Spice' game drive. No matter how much you have thought about Africa, this is more than you expected—the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape buffalo are in abundance. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
 
Day 7 - Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day is exploring the vast eco-system of the Mara searching for the big five and much more. There are optional activities such Balloon safaris and a visit to Masai Villages at an extra cost. Many call it a once in a life time experience, once you are up, you won't want to come down, and once you land, champagne breakfast awaits you. Game viewing is great from the air with the opportunity for beautiful pictures. The annual wildebeest migration is expected in the Masai Mara between July and early November. Millions of animals migrate to the Mara from Serengeti in search for fresh green pastures and water. It's worth noting that every game drive is different from the other, and missing one is missing out on the fun. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 8 - Masai Mara – Nairobi 
After early game drive followed by full English breakfast before heading back to Nairobi by road. Transfer to your Hotel and enjoy a few hours of relaxation by the pool. Overnight at Hotel Boulevard for Bed and breakfast. 

 
Above Itinerary includes:
  • Transport to and from
  • Park entrance fees
  • Full board accommodation
  • 2 game drives per day
  • Fuel
  • Driver's allowance
  • Car and driver's expenses
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Sole use of the vehicle throughout the safari
Not included:
  • Tipping
  • Laundry
  • Things of personal nature
  • Drinks