Tour Overview

The safari takes you to three beautiful parks in Kenya; Aberdare National Park where you sit back at the lodge deck and enjoy the succession of animals emerges from the surrounding forest for a drink at the watering hole. Lake Nakuru National park which has best been known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores and also rich wildlife including Rothschild giraffes and black rhinos, and The Mara, the land of African legend: Lion are abundant, elephants, giraffes. Cheetahs and leopards are also regularly seen.

Highlights

Aberdares National Park

  • 1 day with evening game viewing from the balcony of your tree hotel

Lake Nakuru National Park

  • 1 night at Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Spectacular flamingo population
  • Hundreds of bird species including few flamingos, pelicans and others
  • The Great Rift valley escarpment - Awesome scenery
  • Unlimited game-viewing
  • Black and white rhino sanctuary

 

Masai Mara Game Reserve

  • 2 nights Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Iconic world-famous game park – unlimited game viewing drives
  • The Big Five
  • Immense herds of wildlife
  • Tree studded typical savannah terrain and a multitude of Wild animal species
  • Colorful Masai tribesmen and culture

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Aberdares National Park (Drive time approx. 3 hours)

Pick-up at Nairobi and depart for a 2.5-hour drive arriving at Outspan for lunch and then afternoon transfer to Treetops. This is a tree lodge set in a forest glade with a waterhole that attracts all sorts of wildlife during the day and night. The waterhole is floodlit and there is an underground viewing platform. The night is spent on your comfortable perch, above the floodlit water hole and saltlick where, all night long, a procession of animals come to drink. Dinner and overnight at a Treetops Lodge

Day 2: Aberdares – Lake Nakuru National Park (Drive time approx. 4 hours)

Rise early for breakfast, check out and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, stopping on the way for views of the beautiful Thomson Falls. Arrive in Lake Nakuru Lodge in time for lunch. Relax at your accommodation after lunch till 1600hrs for a late afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge

Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake in the Rift Valley renowned for its spectacular flamingo population. The lake is famed as one of the world's greatest ornithological spectacles. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to zebras, gazelles, Rothschild giraffe, impala, black and white rhino sanctuary and other large mammals.

Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park – Maasai Mara Game Reserve (Drive time approx.  6 hours)

Depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving at in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge followed by an afternoon game viewing and later dinner and overnight at the lodge

The Maasai Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to comprehend – indeed, over 450 species of animals have been recorded here! You will easily spot lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna - lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures.

Day 4: Full Day at Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Enjoy a full day game viewing with picnic lunch on the Mara River over-looking the Hippo Pools and the savannah.
In addition to the game drives, you can also decide to take an optional hot air balloon ride (US$450 per person) or visit a local Maasai village (US$30 per person). Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. A visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.

Day 5: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi (Drive time approx.5.5 hours)

You will wake up today for breakfast check out and with a game drive leave the park for Nairobi. You will arrive at Kenya’s bustling capital in the afternoon and dropped off at a city hotel or at the airport for ongoing travel arrangements.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Comfort

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    Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a safari minivan with a pop-up rooftop, an English speaking driver-guide on & guaranteed window seat
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees
  • Government taxes
  • ½ litre bottled water per person per day on game drives

Visa & Health Information

Visa

Most nationalities do now require a visa for Kenya, including Britons, most EU nationals, Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, and Canadians.  At present single entry and transit visas are available online (see below) and soon all visas will have to be obtained online. Alternatively, visas are available in advance or on arrival. The Kenyan government is planning for all visas to be obtained online and may stop delivering visas on arrival on short notice. For the latest information please contact your local Kenyan High Commission or Consulate.   The cost of the visa is US$50 for a single entry visa and US$100 for an East Africa visa (valid to travel in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda – if the website still says coming soon please check with the Kenyan High Commission. You will need to first register to the e-citizens website (including needing a photo 500px x 500px) before you can start applying. For the application process itself, you will need details of the accommodation used (which we will send you) and itinerary as well as a photo 5.5cm x 5.5cm and a scanned or photographed copy of your passport’s bio/photo page. If after visiting Kenya you will also travel to Uganda and Rwanda, you may apply for East African Visa that will cover all three countries. This visa is currently available upon arrival in Nairobi. Please contact the Kenyan High Commission to obtain more information about the combined visa from Kenya.

Vaccinations

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis is essential and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    Starluck Travel requires a deposit of 30% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 65 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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