From the open plains of Masai Mara, the shimmery pink waters of Lake Nakuru and the swamps of Amboseli, this safari takes in three of the most picturesque regions in Kenya. It also provides the perfect opportunity to spot the Big-5 and to capture some diverse scenery.
Day 1. Nairobi
Upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to the Sentrim Boulevard hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Safari Club on a bed and breakfast basis. Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions at extra costs, for Early morning arrivals (clients will be transferred to Eka Hotel on arrival for breakfast on own arrangements and then continue with the excursion). • Daphne Sheldricks Excursion • Out of Africa Excursion
Day 2. Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve
Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment on the road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. On the way spot the charming chapel built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok; continue your travels across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch set off on your first game drive, returning to the camp as the sun sets. Overnight at Sentrim Mara Camp on a full board basis.
Sentrim Mara Camp
Sentrim Mara is located in Maasai Mara Game Reserve, 3 km after Sekenani gate. The entire 31 tents are spread out in serene surroundings amongst Acacia trees that surround the camp. The main guest area consists of the reception, lounge area, restaurant and bar. Each of the spacious tents has a modern ensuite bathroom, hot and cold showers, writing desk and an elevated private balcony for spectacular views of the sunsets and the hills, which have abundant wildlife. The tents have personal closets, flush toilets and sockets for battery charging for cameras. There is power for lighting in every room, a bathroom and flushing toilets.
Day 3. Masai Mara National Reserve
Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp mid morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive and visit to the Masai Village, returning to the camp as the sunsets. (It is possible to prebook an optional early morning Balloon Safari) Overnight at Sentrim Mara Camp on a full board basis.
Day 4. Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru – Lake Elementaita
Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving at your lodge at Lake Elementaita around midday. Following lunch, depart for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, returning to your lodge as the sun sets. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingos. It is also home to Black and White rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Overnight at Sentrim Elementaita Lodge on a full board basis
Sentrim Elementaita Sentrim
Elementaita Lodge is located on the shores of flamingos/pelicans fringed Lake Elementaita, which is situated about 120 Kilometres from Nairobi. If you are a bird lover and in search of African safari lodges, then the country lodge is the perfect place for you to experience one of the world’s largest ornithological spectacles.
Day 5. Lake Elementaita – Amboseli National Park
Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on road conditions) and continue south towards Amboseli, arriving at your camp by late afternoon. Overnight at Sentrim Amboseli Camp on a full board basis.
Sentrim Amboseli Camp
Sentrim Amboseli is located on the border of Amboseli National Park, right near Kimana gate. The entirely new 60 luxurious and comfortable deluxe ensuite tents are evenly spread out with fantastic view of Mt Kilimanjaro. The main guest area consists of reception, lounge area, restaurant and bar lounge and gift shop.
Day 6. Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, depart for a full day game drive; later enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to the lodge by 1600hrs, giving time to unwind in your room or lounge, or even take a quick dip in the pool before dinner. Overnight at Sentrim Amboseli Camp on a full board basis.
Day 7. Amboseli – Nairobi
Following an early breakfast, catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. From here turn north across the beautiful and seemingly never ending Athi Plains, arriving in Kenya’s bustling capital city of Nairobi by mid-day. Once in the city, clients will be dropped off at the drop off point in the city centre or at the airport for ongoing travel arrangements.
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