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Safari Haven - Kenya

The Kenya road safari wraps up, leaving behind memories of lion roars and the vibrant Maasai Mara palette. I'll miss the excitement of exploring extensive landscapes, immersing in local cultures, and the panoramic views stretching from Mount Kenya to the Rift Valley. The significance of adopting eco-friendly practices lingers, filling me with appreciation for the unforgettable expedition where the beauty of nature, culture, and conservation seamlessly merged on Kenya's open highways.

Highlights

    • Enjoy a unique overnight stay at The Ark Lodge, featuring viewing decks, lounges, and a ground-level bunker for close encounters with wildlife at the floodlit waterhole.
    • Experience the natural beauty of Lake Naivasha, surrounded by rich wildlife, including hippos, buffalos, giraffes, and over 400 bird species.
    • Immerse yourself in the World Cup of Wildlife at Masai Mara, known for the big five, stunning landscapes, and diverse wildlife.
    • Opt for optional early morning game drives, full-day explorations, and an evening safari to witness the reserve's awakening wildlife and exceptional animal populations.
    • Conclude your journey in Nairobi, the 'Green City in the Sun,' with a COVID-19 swab test and an optional stopover at an Indian restaurant for lunch, showcasing the city's unique blend of nature and urban charm.

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Day By Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Peace Amidst Nature

  • Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for a friendly welcome by our driver guide, kicking off your Kenyan adventure. Depart for the Aberdares region, a stunning mountain range in Kenya's central highlands, reaching the Kenya Road Safari for a delightful lunch.
  • Transfer to The Ark Lodge for an overnight stay, where you can enjoy watching wildlife from the comfort of your lodge. The Ark features viewing decks and lounges, providing excellent game views of the floodlit waterhole and salt lick and a ground-level bunker for safe, up-close animal sightings.
  • Conclude your day with a satisfying dinner and a peaceful overnight stay at The Ark Lodge, surrounded by the natural beauty and wildlife of the Aberdares region.

Day 2: From Breakfast Bliss to Serene Evenings

  • Begin your day with a tasty breakfast at the resort, gearing up for the next leg of your adventure.
  • Check out from the resort and drive down the Great Rift Valley towards Lake Naivasha, known for its high elevation and pristine waters. Explore the lake's rich wildlife, home to hippos, buffalos, antelopes, giraffes, warthogs, and various birds, with over 400 species.
  • Arrive at the lodge in time for a delicious lunch, followed by a leisurely afternoon enjoying the lodge's amenities. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner and a peaceful overnight stay surrounded by the natural beauty of Lake Naivasha.

Day 3: Mesmerizing Moments in Masai Mara

  • Begin your day with a filling breakfast, preparing for an exciting journey to the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve.
  • Check out from your accommodation and drive to Masai Mara, part of the vast Serengeti plains, famous for the great wildebeest migrations and the presence of the big five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, and Rhino. Enjoy a break at Narok en route before reaching the park for a satisfying lunch at the lodge.
  • Indulge in an afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara, renowned as the World Cup of Wildlife with over 95 mammal species and 570 bird species. Witness the breathtaking landscapes of picturesque grasslands, woodlands, and marshes against the magnificent backdrop of stunning sunrises and sunsets. Conclude the day with a delicious dinner and a cozy overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 4: Feathers and Fur

  • Opt for an optional early morning game drive before breakfast, providing a chance to witness the reserve's awakening wildlife.
  • After a delightful breakfast, embark on a full-day game drive with a picnic lunch, exploring the reserve in search of rhinos, elephants, leopards, lions, and other plains game. Discover the reserve's fame for exceptional populations of lions, African leopards, cheetahs, and elephants, boasting Africa's largest population of black rhinos.
  • Have a look at the reserve's diverse birdlife, featuring over 450 species, including vultures, secretary birds, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, and the vibrant lilac-breasted roller, Kenya's national bird. Enjoy game viewing until late afternoon, concluding the day with a satisfying dinner and a cozy overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 5: Wildlife Sunrise, Urban Sunset

  • Begin your day with an optional early morning game drive before breakfast, offering a chance to observe the reserve's wildlife at the break of dawn.
  • After a delightful breakfast, check out and drive back to Nairobi, the only city with a game park, earning its nickname 'The Green City in the Sun.' Arrive in Nairobi and proceed for a COVID-19 swab test at a PCR testing facility, ensuring safety measures. Consider a stopover at an Indian restaurant for lunch (payable directly) before being transferred to the hotel for the night.
  • Explore Nairobi's unique blend of cityscapes and nature, and enjoy an evening at the hotel with dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.


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