KENYA – Flamingoes at Lake Nakuru – 6 Days

This safari is subject to availability, and its price may vary.  Prices are per person, sharing a double room. Single supplement applies.

Day 1: Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi to Mount Kenya

Day 3: Mount Kenya to Lake Nakuru

Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara

Day 5: Masai Mara

Day 6: Masai Mara to Nairobi

DESCRIPTIVE ITINERARY

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Day 1: Nairobi

Depart Nairobi in the morning, drive towards the slopes of Mount Kenya. Arrive at The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club in time for lunch. Spend your afternoon in total relaxation by the pool. Activities include golf, tennis, horseback riding, and swimming in the heated swimming pool at night.

Overnight Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

Day 2: Mount Kenya

After breakfast, depart for the small town of Nyeri. Arrive in time for lunch at Nyeri. After lunch, in the early afternoon, depart for The Ark Hotel. Upon arrival at The Ark Hotel, spend your afternoon watching the arrival of antelope at the waterhole and salt lick. As the evening sets in, animals including the elephant, and possibly the rhinoceros may join the procession to the waterhole. Get nocturnal, stay up all night viewing the waterhole. Tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are served throughout the night.

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Overnight The Ark Hotel

*Please note: You are required to pack an overnight bag when you transfer to The Ark Hotel.

Day 3: Lake Nakuru

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. After lunch, you will proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park to enjoy the unforgettable sight of the thousands of flamingos on the alkaline lake. The park also includes the rare white rhinos. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives. You will end your day with dinner at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge which is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park.

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Overnight Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

 Day 4: Masai Mara

There is time after breakfast to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the lake before leaving for Masai Mara National Reserve. The Maasai Mara is one of the world’s most famous wildlife frontiers, where massive herds of wildebeest, buffalo, and zebra still roam free and lions retain their ancient post at the top of the animal food chain. An afternoon game drive should make it possible to locate the black-manned lion for which the reserve is famous. You will end your day with dinner at the Mara Serena Sentrim Lodge.

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Overnight Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 5: Masai Mara

A full day’s game viewing of Kenya’s array of wildlife in their natural habitat. More than 60 species of animals are found here as well as a myriad of birds. The vegetation is generally savanna type with clumps of trees near water holes. These supply shade as well as foliage to elephants. The rivers are lined with gallery forest. The acacias supply the Maasai giraffe with their favourite food. The tourist who wishes to take an early morning game drive before breakfast is kept well supplied with hot tea and hot coffee before departure. This trip could be very rewarding as one is most likely to see lion enjoying a kill. The game reserve is noted for its black manned lion.

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Overnight Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 6: Nairobi

After breakfast, return to Nairobi via the Great Rift Valley. After a relaxing lunch in the Valley, you continue on to Nairobi, with a last breathtaking view of the Great Rift Valley at Mount Longonot. You will depart from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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COST FROM $2,450 USD

INCLUDED FEATURES:

  • Meet and greet service by our local representatives at the airport upon your arrival
  • Round trip, private transportation to and from airport and hotel
  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, denoted by B, L, D)
  • 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari in a KWT vehicle.
  • Transportation by specially equipped non-air-conditioned  4×4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roofs
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
  • Game drives, sightseeing, and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation
  • Temporary membership to Emergency Medical Evacuation Service whilst on safari

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International or domestic airfare, airport taxes, and security-related fees unless mentioned above
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide; hotel/camp and restaurant staff; room service etc…
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages, etc…
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

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