Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
Arrival in Nairobi and met by our airport rep and driver guide for a transfer to Zehneria Hotel for overnight.
Accommodation options: Laico Regency Hotel, Westwood Hotel, Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi Serena Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Safari Park Hotel, Windsor Golf Hotel
Day 2: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, our driver guide will meet you by 0730 for a short safari briefing. Depart by 0800 to begin your 4hr journey on a tarmacked road to Amboseli National Park. Arrival and check in at Amboseli Sopa Lodge. Lunch then afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options: Amboseli Serena Lodge, AA Amboseli Lodge, Sentrim Amboseli Camp, Tortilis Camp, Satao Olerai Camp, Kilima Safari Camp, Tawi Lodge
Day 3: Day in Amboseli National Park
Sunrise game drive before breakfast. This is the perfect time to view Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear morning. Get back to the lodge by 0900 for late breakfast. Mid-morning at leisure or at swimming pool or visit a Masai village for some cultural interaction (usd30 per person extra). After lunch, go out for an afternoon game drive that continues until sunset. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4: Amboseli to Lake Nakuru National Park
After early breakfast, depart for a 6hr journey on a tarmacked road via Nairobi to Lake Nakuru. En route, stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint. Arrival and check in at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge for late lunch. Afternoon at leisure or game drive. Dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options: Flamingo Hill Camp, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Sentrim Elementaita Lodge
Day 5: Day in Lake Nakuru National Park
Sunrise game drive before breakfast. Most predators are active at this time before the sun is too hot. Mid- morning at leisure or visit Menengai crater or Hyrax Hill prehistoric site or Lord Egerton Castle (Note mid-morning could also be spent in the park viewing wildlife). After lunch, an evening game drive is scheduled to further explore this scenic park and see more animals. Visit the Out of Africa Lookout for a breathtaking panoramic view across the lake. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 6: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, depart to drive for 6hr across the Masai plains to Masai Mara (2.5hr is on rough road which is currently under construction). Arrival and check in at Mara Sopa Lodge. After lunch, go out for an afternoon game drive until sunset. Return to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Day in Masai Mara
Rise early and go for a dawn game drive, returning to the camp/lodge by 0900 for late breakfast. Rest at the camp in the mid-morning or visit a Masai village to return to the camp in time for lunch. A late afternoon game drive is scheduled to further explore the wilderness looking for the animals. (Alternatively, have a full day game drive with picnic lunch). Return to the camp/lodge in time for a shower, followed by time round the bonfire, exchanging stories of the day with the other guests. Candlelit dinner completes the day, after which you will be escorted to your room.
Options this day:
Dawn balloon safari with champagne style bush breakfast upon landing
Masai village tour
Day 8: Masai Mara to Nairobi
After breakfast, depart for the 6hr journey back to Nairobi (2.5hr is on rough road which is currently under construction). Arrive Nairobi by 1400. Lunch & dinner can be arranged. Time permitting, take a city centre tour to see the landmarks, tour the Giraffe Centre, National Museums, Karen Blixen Museum or the Bomas of Kenya. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or hotel in Nairobi.