9 Days Wildlife Special : Aberdare, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Amboseli

Day 1: Nairobi - Aberdare National Park

Depart Nairobi in the morning for Aberdares National Park in the dense forest of the Rift Valley arriving in time for lunch at the Outspan Golf & Country club. Afternoon transfer to Treetops Lodge for floodlit game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Treetops Lodge.

"Aberdare National Park: The Aberdares are a range of mountains extending north-south, almost from Nairobi to Thomson's Falls; to the west they are bordered by the Great Rift Valley and to the east by a high fertile plateau which separates them from Mount Kenya . Between the two main peaks lies a moorland area and to the eastern slopes towards Nyeri, you will find the famous Treetops and Ark lodges. The wildlife in this area is abundant-in particular, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo , Leopard, Giant Forest Hog, Waterbuck and the shy Bongo antelope."

Day 2: Aberdare National Park - Samburu National Park

After breakfast proceed to Samburu National Reserve cross Equator, travel through changing landscapes to the rugged-semi region, though harsh but having unique species like the unusual reticulated giraffe, grevy's Zebra, Beisa, oryx, gerenuk. These species are rarely found elsewhere. The bird life is especially notable. Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at a lodge or tented camp.

Day 3: Samburu National Park

Full day with morning and afternoon game drive. Optional visit to Samburu villages. Meals and overnight at a lodge or tented camp.

Day 4: Samburu National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart Samburu after breakfast and proceed south to lake Nakuru, which is often referred to as the pink lake for it's great masses of pink flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch. Can also see water buck, leopards impala, Buffalo and is currently a rhino sanctuary. Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at a lodge.

"Lake Nakuru National Park: Lake Nakuru was the first National Park in Africa to be set aside primarily for the conservation of birdlife and the site of Kenya 's first Rhino Sanctuary. Famous world wide for its great flock of pink Flamingo which is estimated to number more than a million times, you can also see some 400 Species of birds. The lakes on the floor of the Great Rift Valley are fed by three seasonal rivers, The Njoro, the Makali and the Enderit, but has no outlet"

Day 5: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara

Leave Nakuru after breakfast and head for Maasai Mara National Reserve which is famous for it's great herds of wild game. All animals found in Kenya among the "big five" are found here. Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at a lodge or luxury tented camp.

Day 6: Maasai Mara

Full day with morning and afternoon game drive. Leisure at lodge or visit the Maasai villages- at a small fee paid separately. Meals and overnight at a lodge or luxury tented camp.

Day 7: Maasai Mara National Park - Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

Depart Mara after breakfast and proceed to Amboseli via Nairobi for lunch. Arrive to the park at the foot of the snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. Afternoon game drive is taken. Dinner and overnight at a lodge or luxury tented camp.

Day 8: Amboseli National Park

Full day with two game drive. Meals and overnight at a lodge or luxury tented camp.

"Amboseli National Park: The Amboseli National Park has earned a reputation for its great scenic beauty, with the majestic snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background, and for its big game. Four of the Big Five (Elephant, Buffalo , Rhino and Lion) are readily seen as well as the long-necked Gerenuk and the Fringe-eared Oryx. Named after a dry lakebed to the west, which only has surface water during heavy rains, Amboseli provides a visitor with a truly African experience"

Day 9: Amboseli National Park - Nairobi

Depart for Nairobi after breakfast, arriving late afternoon.