9 Days Kenya Luxury Safari
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9 Days Kenya Luxury Safari to Aberdare (the ark)/Ol pejeta conservancy (sweetwaters)/Meru national park/Samburu/Lake naivasha/Masai Mara.
Day 1:Nairobi to Aberdare National Park
A driver will pick you from a predetermined location in Nairobi then drive you to Aberdare National Park. You will arrive in three to four hours. After arrival, you will check-in at your accommodations then freshen up or enjoy some of the amenities.
You will have lunch; then, a driver will pick you for the afternoon game drive. Expect to see elephants, leopards, black rhinos, warthogs, buffaloes, and several wild cats before driving back to your accommodations.
Day 2: Aberdare to Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Sweetwaters)
You will have breakfast and check out of your accommodations near Aberdare. A driver will pick you and drive you to Nanyuki to visit the Ol Pejeta National Conservancy. It is located in sweetwaters, where you will stay for one night.
After arrival, you will check-in and have lunch. Then you can freshen up before a driver takes you for the afternoon game drive. In the conservancy, you will see the last two white rhinos in the world.
You will also get close encounters with lions, giraffes, hippos, zebras, wildebeests, and elephants. Additionally, you can learn about conservation efforts towards protecting the white rhino species.
Day 3: Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Sweetwaters) to Meru National Park
You will have breakfast then check out of your accommodations. A driver will pick and drive you to Meru National Park. You will arrive in three to four hours then check-in at your accommodations.
After lunch, you will have time to freshen up before a ranger collects you for the afternoon game drive. The park is home to elands, elephants, cheetahs, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, and Grevy’s Zebra. You will also find more than 400 bird species in the area. The drive should also introduce you to the stunning views of Mt. Kenya at a distance.
Day 4: Meru National Park to Samburu National Reserve
You will have breakfast, check out, and drive towards Samburu National Reserve. After arrival, you will check-in, freshen up, and have lunch while waiting for the afternoon game drive.
The driver will collect and take you around the reserve in the afternoon. You will see all three big cat predators of Kenya, the lion, leopard, and cheetah. They will likely be lounging atop trees or on the grasslands, enjoying the catch of the day.
You will also meet with herds of elephants and cape buffaloes. Additionally, you will meet with gazelles, dik-diks, impalas, hippos, and olive baboons.
Day 5: Samburu Exploration
You will go on a sunrise game drive around the reserve. Expect a thrilling encounter of predator vs. prey as these are the most active hours of the hunters. Grazers will be heading to pasture while other animals look for catering holes.
You will return for a full breakfast before leaving for the mid-morning and afternoon game drive. You will have a packed lunch to picnic on the grounds with a stunning view of wildlife at a distance. The day will end with a sunset drive back to your accommodations.
Day 6:Samburu to Lake Naivasha
You will have a sunrise breakfast and check out of your accommodations. Then you will leave with packed lunch for a scenic drive to Lake Naivasha. You will arrive, check-in, and freshen up before a scenic drive around the lake.
Expect an abundance of birdlife, including pink flamingos, goliath herons, jacanas, and saddle-billed storks. In addition, you will go on a boat ride across the lake to meet other birds, including pink-backed pelicans, fish eagles, and colorful kingfishers.
You will also see mammalian species such as hippos, buffaloes, antelopes, and warthogs.
Day 7:Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara
After breakfast and checking-out, you will move to the Masai Mara National Reserve. You will arrive and check-in at your accommodations. After lunch, you will freshen up before a driver picks you for the afternoon game drive.
Expect to meet lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, elephants, and wildebeests. You will also get stunning views and a nature-call-filled ambiance to enhance the experience. Afterward, you will return to your accommodations for rest and dinner.
Day 8: Masai Mara Exploration
You will go on a sunrise game drive after coffee or tea. This is the most active time for many mammals within the reserve. Therefore, you may see lions and leopards stalking prey while oblivious zebras and gazelles look for pasture.
Large herds of elephants will be around, heading to watering holes. You will also stop by the hot air balloon spot, where you can go on an optional hot air balloon ride at an extra cost. It is a fantastic opportunity to get a bird’s-eye-view of the reserve.
You will then head back for a full breakfast and leave with a picnic lunch to the mid-morning and afternoon game drive. Expect to see smaller creatures such as honey badgers and mongooses.
You will picnic on the grounds with a stunning view of the savannah, then head to the afternoon game drive. Then, it’s back to your accommodations on a scenic sunset drive.
Day 9: Return trip to Nairobi
On this day, you will have a lovely breakfast and check out of your accommodations. You will leave with packed lunch when the driver collects you for the return road trip to Nairobi. Be sure to hit the gift shops for a relevant handmade souvenir. Later drive back to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon.
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