6 Day Kenya Safari Aberdare Bogoria Nakuru & Masai Mara

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Ark Lodge

Beginning and ending in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, this 6-day overland safari offers an amazing itinerary with an opportunity to explore two of the most famous Rift Valley lakes – Naivasha and Baringo – taking in their fabulous birdlife and range of animals.

The safari also includes two popular parks, Aberdare National Park and the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Your safari begins with a road trip to the Aberdare National Park situated about 180kms north of Nairobi and we stay at either the well-known Tree-Tops Lodge or Ark Lodge.

Both lodges overlook a salt lick and floodlit waterhole to deliver the park’s best from-your-chair game viewing. If you want, you can even be alerted at night in the event of a special sighting. The park is home to a rare antelope species – the bongo – an elusive antelope that lives in the bamboo forest.

Other forest species such as elephants, black rhinos, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white Colobus monkeys, buffaloes, warthogs, bushbucks and leopards are seen regularly along with around 250 bird species.

From the Aberdare we drive to Lake Bogoria with a brief stop at Thompson Falls in Nyahururu. Lake Bogoria is popular for its spectacular Flamingo populations; the surrounding bush and grassland are home to several animals.

The Reserve’s herd of rare Greater Kudu make it unique and other game to view includes buffalo (rare), zebra, baboon, warthog, caracal, spotted hyena, impala, dik-dik, and many small mammals.

Next, we visit Lake Nakuru National Park – Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and an important sanctuary for rhinos. The lake also offers you a chance to witness one of the world’s most spectacular wildlife sights: brilliant pink flamingos as far as the eye can see.

Game viewing is also good. It is home to warthog, baboon, waterbuck, endangered Rothschild Giraffe, zebra and large numbers of impala. Slightly shyer residents include buffalo, eland, the occasional leopard and hippo.

The tour finishes off with Kenya’s showpiece, the Masai Mara. The Mara is most famous for the annual Wildebeest Migration and remains an excellent wildlife destination at any time of year.

You have time for morning and afternoon game drives in search of big cats, wild dogs and heavyweight animals such as elephant, rhino and buffalo.

Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Aberdare National Park
Day 2: Aberdare National Park – Drive to Lake Bogoria
Day 3: Lake Bogoria – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 6: Masai Mara – Drive to Nairobi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Aberdare National Park

Depart Nairobi after breakfast. Our destination today is the Aberdare National Park. We travel overland through plantations of coffee and tea to The Aberdare Country Club, nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill.

After lunch and tea/coffee or Hot chocolate, set off for the Ark tree lodge, located in the forest on mountain 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.

Wildlife can be observed from different levels — and from outside where you can see, hear and smell everything and 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.

Overnight Accommodation: The Ark or The Treetops Hotel or Treetops Lodge
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Aberdare National Park – Drive to Lake Bogoria

After breakfast depart for Lake Bogoria with a brief stop at Thompson Falls in Nyahururu. Proceed to Lake Bogoria – the Jewel of the Great Rift Valley.

Lake Bogoria, also known for the hot sulfur water gushing out of the grounds, is the exact definition of nature’s version of bath and Sauna.

Here you will be able to see the Woodland Kingfisher, Northern white-headed buffalo weaver, Rufous-crowned roller, etc. Dinner and overnight by the lake.

Overnight Accommodation: Lake Bogoria Spa Resort
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner}

Day 3: Lake Bogoria – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, proceed to Lake Nakuru. Lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge. Afternoon game drives in the park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake.

Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon, and many species of plains game.

Overnight Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge or Flamingo Nakuru Tented Camp
Meal Plan:
{Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner}

Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast depart for Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge. Masai Mara Game Reserve has a high concentration of wildlife and outstanding scenic views.

Afternoon game viewing drives till the sunset. Optional evening visit to a Masai Manyatta Village to learn the dance and culture of the Masai tribe. (You’ll pay 40 US Dollars per person per visit directly to the village).

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Simba Lodge
Meal Plan:
{Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner}

Day 5: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve

The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today and tomorrow during extensive game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs.

During our stay, we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. You enjoy guided walks, day and night drives and the option of a hot-air balloon safari.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Simba Lodge
Meal Plan 
{Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6Masai Mara – Nairobi

After a sumptuous breakfast, drive back to Nairobi this morning, we may wish to visit shopping areas of Nairobi, revisit a favorite site or simply relax before proceeding to the airport, already fondly recalling the trip of a lifetime.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

6 Day Kenya Safari Aberdare Bogoria Nakuru & Masai Mara Prices

 6 Day Kenya Safari Aberdare Bogoria Nakuru & Masai Mara Prices Include;

Game drives + Mineral water during tour + All meals included while on safari + Professional experienced driver-guide + All applicable Game Park entrance fees + Guaranteed window seating with an open-top + Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water + Accommodations of your choice in Aberdare, Bogoria, Nakuru, and Masai Mara + Round trip transport from Nairobi to Aberdare, Bogoria, Nakuru & Masai Mara back to Nairobi

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6 Day Kenya Safari Aberdare Bogoria Nakuru & Masai Mara Prices Exclude:

* International Airfare
* A visit to a Masai Village
* Accommodations in Nairobi
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver-guide
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps, and airports
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such travelling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, and wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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