Day 1 upon arrival in Nairobi
A transfer by your driver/guide to the Boulevard Hotel for a welcome drink, briefing and overnight on Bed & Breakfast.
Day 2 Nairobi – Amboseli National Park After breakfast start the day to Amboseli National Park. With a game drive en route you arrive for lunch at Kibo Safari Camp. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attraction of the park includes opportunities to meet the Maasai people and also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. In Amboseli’s case it is big skies and far horizons combined with swampy springs and dry and dusty earth trampled by hundreds of animals.Amboseli has an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro’s ice cap, which funnel into two clear water springs in the heart of the park. Afternoon game drive followed by dinner & overnight stay at Kibo Safari Camp.
Day 3 Amboseli National Park Morning and afternoon game drives in the park with a multitude of wild: waterbucks, antelopes, Buffalo, wildebeest, zebras. The large herds of elephants that frequent daily to the Marsh for food and their ' bathing ritual ', are sure to Captivate. Exotic water birds, pelicans and Osprey make this park a must for birdwatchers. Meals and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp.
Day 4 Amboseli – Mount Kenya Early departure for a drive via Nairobi, (with a short lunch stop at the Blue Post Hotel in Thika or at castle forest lodge), after a lunch we proceed to castle forest lodge situated on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Check in and relax with dinner and overnight at castle forest lodge.
Day 5 Mount Kenya After breakfast set off for a full day hike on the flanks of Mount Kenya with a ranger and a guide. With a picnic lunch from the lodge. The less sporty, can go for half day walking or few hours or enjoy by renting fishing equipment to catch trout, to horse riding. The walk takes you to monkeys, exotic birds and maybe bushbucks or antelopes, encountering elephant or buffalo tracks and with luck see them, the guide are quite familiar with the surrounding and exactly know the do’s and don'ts. Late afternoon back at the Lodge. With a drink at the bar, analize your safari adventures of the day. A hot meal is served in the cosy dining room with open fire. Overnight at the Castle Forest Lodge.
Day 6 Mount Kenya – Samburu Breakfast and drive on the foot of Mount Kenya, to the dry North to arrive in Samburu game reserve. Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie "Born Free". Arriving in good time for lunch and check in. Your stay shall be for two nights at the Samburu Lodge in cozy cottages on the banks of the Uwaso Nyiro (Brown River), with private bathroom and veranda completely decorated in African style. After lunch, time to relax by the pool and at four o'clock a game drive (game tracking). Samburu’s beauty is of its own kind and with no comparison to any other park in regards to animal species found here namely, the oryx, Grevy zebras and Gerenuk giraffe gazelles. Herds of elephants with their daily bathing ritual in the river and many big cats are making the true safari experience complete! This Park has year-round temperatures between 20-35 degrees. Spotting the 'Big cats' as well as other game is mainly by the river line forest while the open plains are perfect hunting ground for the cheetah.. Afternoon game drive and back to the lodge to watch the sunset with a drink at the banks of Uso nyiro Crocodile Bar, dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge.
Day 7 Samburu-Buffalo Springs Reserve The day is spent with two game drives with all meals at the lodge and overnight at the Samburu Lodge.
Day 8 Samburu – Nakuru Check out and depart for Lake Nakuru with two stops on the way. One at the equator and the other one at the 75 metre high Thomson Falls in Nyahururu. Arriving for lunch at the Lake Nakuru Lodge, known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingoes along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff. Rothschild giraffes, black and white rhinos, Impala, Buffalo and Waterbuck. You might even spot the rare Colobus monkey and leopards if you are lucky. Dinner and overnight in the Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Day 9 Lake Nakuru National Park-Naivasha After an early breakfast, a game drive around the Lake and through the acacia forests, with the white and black rhino, which are under special protection in Nakuru. After a visit to the Baboon Cliff overlooking the Lake, a short drive to Naivasha follows in order to arrive before lunch. Check-in at the Naivasha Sopa Lodge. This lodge is situated on a beautiful location, where the garden is directly adjacent to the Lake. In the afternoon boat trip on the Lake in search of hippos and the many species of water birds. Dinner & overnight stay.
Day 10 Naivasha – Masai Mara Today the alternate drive to Masai Mara , You arrive for lunch at the Olumara Tented Camp, in a unique location. The tent camp has comfortable tents with private bathroom and wooden verandas overlooking a ' bushy ' gap along the narrow Olare River. Over an adventurous suspension bridge between the two banks to reach the camp. The tents have a warm African style and this accommodation has a capacity for more than twenty guests. Directly around the camp is a lot of game. After lunch you can explore the site and enjoy the nature and a short game drive directly around the tented camp. Then back to camp, in order to enjoy the sunset with a drink, dinner is served in the atmospheric restaurant. Overnight at the Tented Camp Olumara.
Day 11 Masai Mara Game Reserve Full day long game drives through the hills with vast savannas and deep, water-filled gorges, a reason why the wild flocks around here. In the Masai Mara, you will have a good chance of seeing the ' Big Five ' Buffalo-lion-Leopard-elephant and rhino. In work by your guide and some luck, you may see the great migration of thousands of wildebeest, who at a certain time of the year cross from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara. The ' migration ', a breathtaking sight that you shouldn't miss! Dinner and overnight at the Tented Camp Olumara.
* Visit to a Masai village is included, a nature walk with the Masai as guides is optional (excl.)
Day 12 Masai Mara – Nairobi On this last day an early 6:30 am game drive, the best time to catch the ' Big Cats ' in action. You leave the Masai Mara ' by road ' with picnic lunch on the go and drive to Nairobi. Then, a transfer to the airport for your return flight to your home country, a beach stay or other destination