7 Nights | 8 Days
Day 1: WELCOME TO KENYA AND THE RAIN FORESTS OF AFRICA
A warm welcome awaits you upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our Moyo Guide. Thereafter you will drive through the lush green Coffee and Pineapple plantations of Thika into the Mt. Kenya Rainforest arriving at the Serena Mountain Lodge, a beautiful Forest Cabin lodge situated in a million year old Rainforest. Here the animals come to drink at the natural waterhole and Salt lick. You will see Elephant, Buffalo, Waterbuck, Hyena, Bushbuck, Bushbuck and other plains game. Dinner and overnight game viewing at Serena Mountain Lodge.
A Complimentary Nature Walk this afternoon with the resident Naturalist Ranger and Guides who will take you through the Rainforest as you learn about the Flora and Fauna of this area together with its full natural history which will end with a Jungle Tea.
Accommodation - Serena Mountain Lodge
Facilities - Lovely rooms with Private Balcony or Picture Windows Bar
Driving Time + 3 Hrs from Nairobi
Meals - Lunch and Dinner
Optional Activities - Tree Planting, Fishing and Mountain Hiking
Day 2: ABERDARES AND THE OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
After a hearty breakfast you will proceed to the Sweetwaters Tented Camp, home of the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary where you will enjoy a lovely lunch followed by our first game drive in Kenya. We will see Lion, Elephant, Buffalo and many other plains game and if we are lucky even Leopard. Dinner at the Camp followed by an optional Night Game drive which is bookable only at the camp. Overnight at the Camp
OPTIONAL TOUR RECOMMENDATION
We recommend that you take our optional tour, the Night Game Drive in the Ol Pejeta Sanctuary, one of the few places where this is indeed available.
Accommodation - Sweetwaters Serena Camp
Facilities - Swimming pool, extensive gardens and Luxury Accommodation
Driving time + 1 Hr from Mount Kenya
Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Optional Activities - Nature Walks, Night Game Drives, Camel Riding
Day 3: THE OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
A relaxed rise today as we will enjoy a lovely breakfast followed by a full morning of game driving in this beautiful region. We will also visit the Rhino Sanctuary where we will find Baraka the Blind Rhino and many other plains game. We will also visit the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya here during our game drive today. Return to the camp for lunch followed by a short siesta and thereafter an evening game drive to see more wildlife. Enjoy. Dinner and
Overnight at the camp followed by an optional Night Game drive which is bookable only at the camp.
OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
From a Working Cattle Ranch in colonial Kenya to a trailblazer of conservation innovation, the Story of Ol Pejeta is enchanting and inspirational. Today Ol Pejeta is the largest black Rhino sanctuary in East Africa and home to three of the world's last remaining Northern White Rhino. It is the only place in Kenya to see the Chimpanzee in a sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the Black market.
It has some of the highest predator densities in Kenya and yet manages a successful livestock programme. Ol Pejeta supports its neighbouring farms with wildlife conservation and education programmes, healthcare and infrastructure for the next generation of our young wildlife guardians.
Day 4: ABERDARES TO THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY
After a hearty breakfast you will depart for Lake Elmenteita, one of the soda ash lakes in the Great Rift Valley, which is the perfect home for tens of thousands of flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp. After a sumptuous lunch, have the afternoon at complete relaxation as you enjoy swimming or a walk around the lake shore followed by dinner and overnight at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp.
Accommodation - Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Facilities - Luxury tents enjoying magnificent views of the Lake
Driving time + 4 Hrs from Aberdares
Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Optional Activities - Balloon safaris nearby, Nature Walks and Hikes, Night Game Drive
Day 5: THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY TO MASAI MARA
After a hearty breakfast, you will depart for the fabled Masai Mara National Reserve. The enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migrations and its home for the big five Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Arrive in time for lunch at the beautiful Mara Serena Safari Lodge. After a sumptuous lunch, you will depart for an afternoon game drive to see the game of savannah.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.
Accommodation - Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Facilities - All rooms have views of the famous Mara River and Mara Plains
A relaxed rise followed by a hearty breakfast and thereafter a full day game drive with picnic lunch to see the varied game of the Masai Mara. This region is the Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). Optional visit to a local Maasai village.
Dinner and Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.
During your Safari we will enjoy a fantastic Champagne Breakfast by the Hippo Pools where you will enjoy an Al Fresco breakfast right on the banks of the mighty Mara River.
We most highly recommend the Hot Air Balloon Safari in the Masai Mara.
Day 7: MASAI MARA TO NAIROBI
After a hearty breakfast you will depart with for Nairobi. Upon arrival into Nairobi you are met and transferred to the lovely Nairobi Serena Hotel which is located in the heart of the City right opposite the Uhuru Park and on the Central Park. The Hotel boasts of the best French Restaurant in East and Central Africa. The Cafe Maghreb serves fine international and a choice of good quality Indian Cuisine for all meals. Lunch and Dinner at on your own.
This afternoon your driver guide will take you to the Masai Market for shopping should you wish.
Day 8: HOMEBOUND
A Hearty Breakfast at your hotel. If your flight is departing in the afternoon, we have some time to enjoy some excursions in and around the city. The information for Nairobi tours is available on the itinerary in Description.