Mzungu Safari - Kenya Extension
About this trip
On this exhilarating five-day safari experience, you’ll see distinctive species as you travel from one game park to another. Enjoy high-altitude game viewing in Aberdare National Park, marvel at the abundant birdlife at Lake Nakuru, and try to spot the Big 5 at the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
- Go bird watching at Lake Nakuru N.P.
- Spot unique animals on Aberdare’s mountain slopes.
- Travel to Kenya’s most famous game park, the Masai Mara.
Depart Nairobi after breakfast for Aberdare National Park, stopping for lunch at The Aberdare Country Club, nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill. After lunch, set off for the Ark Tree Lodge, located in the forest on the slopes of the Aberdare Mountains at 7,000 feet. This outstanding lodge offers high altitude game viewing, including animals that are rarely encountered elsewhere: Giant forest hog, Bush Pig, Tree Hyrax, Large Spotted Genet, and the elusive Bongo Antelope.
Wildlife can be observed from different locations – from outside where you can see, hear and smell everything and from inside where you can sit with a cup of tea and stay warm and cozy. You can put in a request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of elephants might be just feet away and if you are lucky, a leopard or large male lion might put in an appearance.
In the morning, depart Nairobi by road and proceed to Lake Nakuru Park, regarded by avid birders as the greatest World ornithological spectacle on Earth. The Park is famous for its millions of pink flamingoes lining on the lake shore. Arrive mid-morning at Lake Nakuru for a game drive, before checking in at your lodge/camp for lunch. A spectacular afternoon game drive is planned. The Park is also sanctuary to the Black Rhino, White Rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. Bird life is plentiful as well and include common species like the Lesser and Greater Flamingoes, African fish Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Green Wood Hoopoes, Cliff Chat, Great White and Pink Backed Pelicans plus other intra-African Migrants.
The Masai Mara is home to the amazing Wildebeest Migration where 1.7 million wildebeest and more than 500,000 zebras and antelopes cross the swollen Mara River in hopes of finding safety on the sweeping plains in Masai Mara National Park.
After having breakfast, travel overland to the Masai Mara Game Reserve– a jewel of Kenya’s Game Parks. This enormous Reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains and is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration. It is also home to the big five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo. After lunch, explore the Reserve on an evening game drive.
The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Morning and afternoon game drives are planned today. Large mammals are diverse, abundant, and easy to see. Residents among the park include Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles.
*Optional* Hot Air Balloon rides are available on this day at an additional cost. On this final day in the Mara, you also have the opportunity to visit an authentic Masai village (optional).
Go on an early morning game drive followed by a complete breakfast at your lodge/camp. Then depart for Nairobi. The rest of the day is at your leisure for last-minute shopping and sightseeing.
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