DAY 1 – NAIROBI
Arrival into Nairobi where your Safari Spots tour manager will welcome and escort you to your hotel. A short safari briefing at your hotel, before embarking on your sightseeing tour. Your first stop will be Daphne Sheldrick’s Wildlife Trust, where you get to play with the orphaned baby elephants and rhinos. Continue to Giraffe Center, where you have the opportunity to feed the endangered Rothschild giraffe.
NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL
DAY 2 + 3 - SAMBURU
Breakfast and morning departure for the Samburu Game Reserve. Your drive crosses the Equator as you continue through the Kenya Highlands and onto Isiolo. Enter the reserve and commence game viewing on your way to the lodge. Arrive at Samburu Lodge for lunch, with the afternoon at leisure. Late afternoon game viewing drive in Samburu; the attraction lies in the beauty of the landscape and the concentration of wildlife, including several species not found outside this region; the gerenuk, beisa oryx and reticulated giraffe. A second day in Samburu; the best place for a leopard sighting. The fallen doum palm trees provide them with the ideal perch.
SAMBURU LODGE Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4 - OLPEJETA
Breakfast and morning departure for Sweetwaters Tented Camp, situated between the foothills of the Aberdare mountains and Mount Kenya. Your camp is located in Ol Pejeta, a private 90,000 acre wildlife reserve in luxurious tents with en suite bathrooms, facing Mount Kenya and overlooking a floodlit waterhole. Afternoon game viewing drive, including a visit to Dr. Jane Goodall’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only one in Kenya. The facility was initially established to receive and provide life-long refuge to orphaned and abused chimpanzees from west and central Africa. Visit Max, a tame orphaned black rhino. Here you will have the opportunity to get your picture taken with Max.
SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5 - LAKE NAKURU
Today you descend onto the floor of the Great Rift Valley, as your drive takes you to Lake Nakuru, home to thousands of flamingo. Lunch followed by an afternoon game viewing drive around the lake. Both the white rhino and the black rhino can be found here, as well as the endangered Rothschild giraffe.
LION HILL LODGE Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6 & 7 - MASAI MARA
Continue this morning to the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Masai Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti, and is Kenya’s most popular wildlife reserve. This landscape of gentle hills and majestic acacia woodland, is ideal for Africa’s predators. This is one of the places in Africa where you can see great animal herds roaming the plains in vast numbers. Millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate through here annually in one of the greatest wildlife shows on earth. Enjoy a second day of game viewing with early morning and late afternoon game drives.
MARA SERENA LODGE Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8 - DEPART
Final morning game drive, followed by a scenic hippo pools breakfast by the river. Your breakfast starts with a glass of sparkling wine, as your Masai hosts, escort you to the dining area. A full breakfast spread is laid out on the river banks, including a chef who will cook your breakfast to order. Transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi. Your Safari Spots representative will meet and escort you to your hotel where dayrooms have been provided. Farewell dinner this evening at the Carnivore restaurant, before transferring to the airport for your flight home.
NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL (dayroom) Breakfast, Dinner
Please note that soft sided luggage is required for the small aircraft flights. A maximum of 30 pounds per person is permitted.