6 Days Aberdare Sweetwaters Lake Nakuru Mara

6 Days Aberdare Sweetwaters Lake Nakuru Mara
April 30, 2016 Viola

Day 1   Nairobi- Aberdares

On Arrival at Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative, who will escort you to the waiting vehicle and proceed northwards passing through the industrial town of Thika, and the intensely cultivated subsistence farms in central Kenya, to Aberdare national park. Lunch will be at the base hotel (Outspan hotel) before being transferred to the Treetops Lodge.
Treetops is situated at the Aberdares National Park, Treetops overlooks the water hole and a salt lick that provides the visitors with the closest possible views of wild animals. It is famous as the place where the then-Princess Elizabeth ascended to the British Throne. The father King George VI died on 5th Feb 1952 the night she spent at Treetops while on honeymoon. Stay overnight at Treetops Lodge. (Lunch and dinner included)
Day 2   Ol pejeta /Sweetwaters.
After breakfast proceed to Mt. Kenya region to Ol Pejeta Conservancy which is situated on the equator, in Kenya’s Laikipia District, between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mt.Kenya. It boasts an astounding variety of animals including all the “Big Five” (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion) as well as a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees, the only one in Kenya. Game drives at The Conservancy and a visit to Sweetwater’s game ranch. Stay overnight at a camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary is the only sanctuary in Kenya for rehabilitation of the abused chimpanzees where they live in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. The site is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area.

 

Day 3  Lake Nakuru National park
Depart Ol pejeta after breakfast for Lake Nakuru National park arriving in good time for lunch. You will then go for an afternoon game drive at the park. Stay overnight at a lodge/camp.

Lake Nakuru’s stake in fame is anchored on its masses of flamingo’s and the over 400 of birds species found here. It’s a soda lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The panorama of millions of flamingos from afar the lake appears ringed in pink which is quite a spectacular. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here.

Day 4 Maasai Mara
Depart Lake Nakuru for Maasai Mara in the morning via the Great Rift Valley to arrive at Maasai Mara in time for lunch. After lunch, relax in the camp/lodge. An afternoon game drive at the park will follow. Here you are bound to see some of the beautiful creations of nature – Lions, Cheetahs, Warthogs, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Thompsons Gazelles, Leopards, Zebras, Hippos and if you are lucky Rhinos. Stay overnight at a lodge/camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Day 5: Maasai Mara
Early morning and afternoon game drives in search for the myriad species of game that make this reserve their home. If you are lucky you may see the famous ‘Big 5’. (African elephant, Black rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, Lion, and Leopard) Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Masai Mara grazing fields from late June.

In the afternoon, you will go for another exciting game drive, where you can enjoy more of the wild. Stay overnight stay at a lodge/camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 6: Masai Mara- Nairobi

Early morning game drive before breakfast is recommended, this being the best time to see the nocturnal animals when they are still active and in their natural habitat especially the cats. 0800hrs return to the lodge for breakfast.Travel back to Nairobi ,drop you off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, for your International flight or at a hotel in Nairobi.(Breakfast included)

 

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