DAY 01: Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya’s Bustling Capital
Once you arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), you’ll be warmly received by HTT Operations Manager, who will give you a short brief of your safari. You will then be transferred by private vehicle to Movenpick Hotel located in the heart of West-lands, Nairobi's commercial, retail and entertainment suburb about 20 kilometers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Movenpick Hotel and Residences provides easy access to the city center and diplomatic district a perfect base to explore Kenya’s capital while staying for business or leisure in 276 spacious rooms, suites and residences.
Depending on when you arrive, you may have time to explore the city and its attractions. ( optional )
Some of the most popular excursions are:-
- Visit to the Karen Blixen Museum (once home to the author of the evocative “Out of Africa” book).
- Giraffe Centre; which protects the highly endangered Rothschild's giraffe.
- David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust; an orphanage for young elephants.
- Nairobi National Park; the only wildlife national park in the world that is located within a city.
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
Lunch and dinner on own basis.
Overnight at Movenpick Hotel or Similar in Nairobi
DAY 02: Maasai Mara Game Reserve, 8th Wonder of the World
06:30 hrs: Wake up to an early buffet breakfast at Movenpick Hotel & Residences and then check out.
07:30 hrs - Depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is also known as the “Jewell of Kenya. On your way to Maasai Mara National Reserve, you will enjoy different array of views which are just priceless. The drive passes via the great rift escarpment where a brief stopover will be made for photography and then continue driving. The view is just out of this world!
12:40 hrs appx: Arrive at Masai Mara National Reserve; you will have game drive enroute to your lodge which is Mara Sopa Lodge. You’ll have a sumptuous Lunch at the lodge.
15:30 hrs -Enjoy your first game drive in this amazing game reserve.
A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeests, zebra, and gazelles from the Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed early June to August. The Mara has got also thousands of species of bird life and plant life. Wildlife viewing in the mara is year round with plenty of species to be seen.
18:30 hrs: Return to the lodge for dinner and then overnight Meal included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
DAY 03: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
06:30 hrs: Wake up for a refreshing hot cup of coffee or tea. Then depart for a morning game drive to explore the Mara plains and its intriguing wildlife.
Alternatively:- You can opt for a Hot Air Balloon Safari instead of a morning game drive. This is truly a fun and exciting way to see Africa’s landscapes and wildlife.
The trip is magical: spend about one hour floating over the Mara plains. You float in the sky, drift with the whim of the wind, overlooking the plains, just in time to experience a breathtaking sunrise and catch a bird’s eye view of the reserve.
Note:For a seamless experience, we recommend that you book your Balloon Safari
BALLOON SAFARI IS BOOKED AT EXTRA COST AS SHOWN BELOW IN OUR EXTRAS. The cost includes Balloon Safari + Out of Africa Bush Breakfast. A certificate will be presented by the pilot after the ride.
08:30 hrs: Return to the lodge for a full buffet breakfast and spend the morning at your own leisure.
12:30 hrs: Enjoy a scintillating buffet lunch at the lodge. Afternoon spent at leisure. You can relax by the swimming pool or you can visit a traditional Maasai Village where you’ll get insight into the vibrant and traditional way of life of the Maasai.(optional)
16:00 hrs: Depart for an evening game drive.
18:30 hrs Return to the Lodge for dinner and then overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
DAY 04: from Mara to Scenic Shores of Lake Naivasha
Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the lodge before departing for the scenic Lake Naivasha. You’ll arrive at Lake NaivashaSopa Resort at approx. 1300 hrs and spend your afternoon at leisure.
Lake Naivasha is a serene freshwater lake and a superb oasis for wildlife, birds and plants. Just beyond the lake's shore are papyrus swamps, acacia woodlands and forests. There are more than 450 species of birds; from spectacled weavers, grey-backed fiscals, red-billed fire finches, little grebe, yellow billed stork, pelicans and African fish eagles among others.
The lake is one of the primary drinking spots for a host of wildlife including zebras, buffaloes, impalas, elands and water bucks. It is also a favorite place for hippos to cool themselves during the day.
A highlight of a visit here is a boating excursion around the lake or visit to the nearby Crescent Island. Some other exciting activates around Lake Naivasha include nature walks, horseback riding, flower farm trips, community visits. You can also opt for day excursions to Hell's Gate.
This time can be used doing a boat ride or a visit to Crescent Island – see rates below.
Dinner and then overnight at the Resort.
DAY 05: Departure Enjoy an early morning buffet breakfast at the resort and then proceed to check out. At approx. 07:30 hrs, you’ll depart for Nairobi city. You’ll have lunch on own arrangements before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your home bound flight.