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Aberdares – Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara tour – 5 days

Daily Private Safari Tour

From Nairobi / return to Nairobi -Kenya

Kenya safari in 5 days with visit to the Aberdares national park including a night stay at a tree hotel / lodge.

Tour proceeds to the Lake Nakuru National park in the Rift valley to view birdlife and wildlife including the endangered Rhino (you can choose to visit Lake Bogoria instead if you are more keen on viewing the flamingo.

At the Aberdare national park,game viewing into the late night is from the balconies of your Tree hotel

Tour accommodation is provided in optional economy, standard, luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

Choose your safari lodging category depending on your safari budget or style.

Safari transport and game viewing drives are in a customized pop up top safari minivan..

You can upgrade to pop up top 4 x 4 land cruiser jeep at an extra fee

Just so that you may know

  • Safari is flexible and can be modified as per your specifications
  • Safari can be modified to visit Lake Bogoria or Lake Naivasha instead of Lake Nakuru
  • safari can be extended for extra day/days at the Masai Mara
  • Indicated distances/hours are approximate and may vary with road traffic and conditions

Tour Highlights:

  • Overnight at a Tree lodge with night game viewing from the balconies
  • Lake Nakuru national park - Birdlife and Rhino viewing at the Lake Nakuru (flamingo population is low at the moment)
  • Masai Mara game reserve - unlimited game viewing drives
  • Awesome scenery including the great rift valley views along the safari route
  • Blend of local cultures and tribes people including the Masai
  • Elephant,Buffallo, Gazelle, dikdik, Giraffe, Lion, Ostrich, Cheetah, Warthog, Flamingoes, Pelicans etc.
  • Optional Masai village visit at Masai mara (please arrange with your driver guide)=$ 20 per person to village chief
  • Option hot air balloon excursion at Masai Mara (enquire with us) = $ 420 per person

Aberdares – Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara tour – 5 days

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Collection
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Drop off

Nairobi – Aberdare National Park: (160 km – Approx. 3 hours)

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.

0800 hrs: Pick up from your Nairobi hotel/Nairobi Airport or residence

Proceed to the Aberdare national park

The drive is via the central Kenya highlands with stops to view tea and coffee plantations.

There shall be a further stop to see and experience the largest open air market in East Africa at Karatina

Afternoon and evening spent game viewing from the balconies of your Tree lodge (animals come to the saltlick /waterhole)

The Aberdare national park is home to elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker

Overnight at a Tree hotel (note only overnight bags are allowed at the tree hotel)

Aberdares – Lake Nakuru National Park: (180 km – Approx. 4 Hrs)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Later proceed to the lake Nakuru national park.

There shall be a stop to view the scenic Thompson falls at Nyahururu.

The drive via farming country and local homesteads via the Great rift valley escarpment floor is scenic.

Afternoon bird watching and game viewing drive.

Enjoy the diverse ecology and varied habitats that range from the Lake itself to the surrounding areas.

Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching easy hikes and game viewing drives

The lake is home to hundreds of thousands of flamingoes (numbers low of late)and other bird species.

Lake Nakuru hosts in its sanctuary the black and white rhinos.

Overnight at your lake Nakuru lodge or tented camp.

Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve: (285 km – Approx. 5.5 Hrs.)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Morning bird and game viewing drives

Depart for the Masai Mara game reserve with stops at scenic points along the safari route

Afternoon game viewing drive at the Mara

Overnight at your Masai Mara safari lodge or tented camp.

Full Day – Masai Mara

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Today shall be a game viewing extravaganza!

Masai Mara Game reserve remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the Natural world. It is host to the highest and most varied concentration of wild animals than any other wildlife park in the region.

The scenic appeal of the tree studded savannah plains, the moderate climate and diversity of wild game species makes it a one stop shop for game viewing activities.

We shall traverse the Masai Mara reserve on a full day of unlimited game viewing encountering the big five and more of the lesser game.

Picnic lunch shall be by the Mara river as we watch hippos & crocodiles or maybe the great migration (July – October)

Overnight shall be at our Masai Mara safari lodge/ Tented camp

Masai Mara – Nairobi (265 kms – Approx. 5 hrs)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

A morning game viewing drive at the Masai mara.

An extra game drive as you depart the reserve.

Proceed to Nairobi

Arrive Nairobi in the late afternoon.

Drop off at your Nairobi hotel / Nairobi airport / residence.

What you could see on a 5 Day Masai Mara Safari...

  • Wildlife viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Flamingo
  • Unique vegetation of about 550 different plant species
  • Waterfalls
  • Different terrestrial bird species
  • White Rhino
  • Black Rhino
  • Waterbucks


Safari accommodation options for each location
Aberdare National Park  
Luxury level lodge option Treetops
Standard level lodge option The Ark
Economy level lodge option The Ark
Lake Nakuru National Park  
Luxury level lodge option Sarova Lion hill, Lake Nakuru sopa lodge, Flamingo camp
Standard level lodge option Lake Nakuru Lodge
Economy level lodge otpion Lake Nakuru lodge
Masai Mara Game Reserve  
Luxury level lodge/ tented camp option Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Serena Lodge, Mara Eden Camp, Ashnil Mara Camp, Keekorok Lodge, Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Mara Safari club, Mpata Safari Club, Mara Siria Camp, Loyk Mara Camp, Mara Engai camp, Mara River Camp, Mara Simba Lodge, Ilkeliani Camp, Matira Camp, Kandili Camp, Base Camp Explorer, Olumara Camp, Olkeri Camp, Aruba Camp, Mara Simba Lodge
Standard level lodge/ tented camp option Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, AA Camp, Osero Camp, Azure Mara Haven, Mara River Lodge, Mara Sun lodge
Economy level camp option Elangata Olerai Camp, Olmoran tented camp, Sentrim Mara Camp, Enkorok Mara Camp, Nyumbu Camp, Mara Chui Camp

Tour Price Includes

Not Included In the Tour Price: Items and services of a personal nature and tips & gratuities.

Additional Extras

2 persons in private jeep safari $150pp
4 persons in private jeep safari $75pp
6 persons in private jeep safari $50pp

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