DAY 1: NAIROBI CITY – OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
After breakfast, your driver guide will be ready there to start your you journey towards the second highest mountain in Africa – Mount Kenya. Here, you will visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy which offers a stunning view of Mount Kenya if the weather permits. This conservancy is home to a considerable number of predators and plays an essential role in the conservation of the black rhino in East Africa. It is also the only place in Kenya where you can see chimpanzees. The sanctuary is home to abused and orphaned chimpanzees from West and Central Africa. To top it all off, at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, chances are high that you will spot the very rare African wild dog.
DAY 2: OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
After great breakfast, you will embark on a short game drive in the early morning before leaving the Mount Kenya region and heading towards the Great Rift Valley. On your way, you will stop in Nyahururu at Kenya’s largest waterfall, which is an impressive 72 meters high. After a short break, you continue to Lake Nakuru National Park. The alkaline lake attracts huge colonies of flamingos each year. The spirulina algae, the flamingos’ main food source, colors their feathers in the distinctive pink color. Millions of birds paint the shores of the lake in a pink and seeing them rise into the sky in their thousands is a sight you will never forget. The number of flamingos at the lake varies depending on the water levels and salt concentration. Another highlight of this national park are the black and white rhinos which consider Nakuru as home. You can also spot large herds of buffaloes, water bucks, hippos, and many types of gazelles in the park. The forest of yellow fever trees at the lakeside offers shade, making it the ideal hunting grounds for leopards.
DAY 3: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK – LAKE NAIVASHA
After breakfast, there will be enough time for one last game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park before you head towards Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha is one of the few freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley, while most lakes in this region are alkaline. The shores of the lake are green year-round and a refreshing change from dry savannahs. You can see zebras, small gazelles, and giraffes at the shores. Around noon you will make a trip to Crescent Island, a small private conservancy. You can go on a walking safari, a truly unique experience, watching wildlife from up close.
DAY 4: LAKE NAIVASHA – MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
In the early morning after breakfast, you will make your way to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. On your way, you will pass by the inactive volcanoes Mount Longonot and Mount Suswa, before you drive deeper into the land of the Masai. In the afternoon, you will have reached the Masai Mara and embark on your first game drive in Masai Mara the famous park in Kenya. The park in connection to Serengeti from Tanzania is known for its unique migration and large populations of wildlife as well as home to the Big Five. Since animals don’t adhere to border control, you can see plenty of wildlife even in the adjacent areas of the game reserve.
DAY 5: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE FULL DAY
Extensive game drives through the amazing Masai Mara are the order of the day. Scouting for wildlife in the wide savannah, you will also drive to the Mara River. The Masai Mara is known for the Great Migration: millions of wildebeest and zebras follow the rains from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the savannah of the Masai Mara in Kenya, in search of greener pastures. These large herds of animals also attract many predators. Lions, leopards, cheetah, and hyenas lurk in the shadows, waiting for their next meal. The “greatest show on earth”, as the Great Migration is also known as, reaches its peak between July and September, when wildebeests and zebras crossing the crocodile infested Mara River. Crossing the river is a matter of life or death for the animals and a great spectacle of nature to observe. However, many animals stay in the Masai Mara year-round which makes the game reserve an attractive safari destination any month of the year.
DAY 6: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE – NAIROBI CITY
Today after breakfast we will have a light game drive after early lunch you will start your drive out the park toward Nairobi city. On your entering the Nairobi city, you will be back on the city noisy and rough life as you will be missing them for all time of your safari.
Hotel: Bed and Breakfast