This popular road safari covers the varied landscapes of Kenya’s mountainous region, lakeland and iconic savannah plains all in one tour. See the beautiful scenery of the Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara with comfortable lodges and transport by 4×4 safari vehicle. The tour operates weekly – departing Nairobi on Mondays.

The tour first visits Aberdare National Park – an area of 767 Km2 covering the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges of Central Kenya. The topography is quite diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. Animals easily observed in the park include; the black rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rare sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo- an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Animals like the eland are spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s francolin, sparry hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

We then move on to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru was crowned a national park in the sixties and – in addition to its attractive lakeland scenery – it offers opportunities to see lion, leopard, black rhino, hippos, giraffe, reedbuck, waterbuck, hundreds of species of bird and much more.

The tour concludes at the Masai Mara National Game Reserve – a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries, and punctuated by marshes and forests. This reserve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere considering its size. During the seasonal migrations, the reserve is home to up to a million wildebeest and an equally impressive number of zebra that move into the area from the neighbouring Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania. The reserve is home to all the “Big Five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal, and the rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles.


Essence of Kenya Safari

Day 1 (Monday)

Pick up by our 4×4 safari vehicle with pop-up roof and start your safari with a drive to the Aberdare National Park, arriving at Aberdare Country Club for lunch. Later in the afternoon transfer to The Ark Tree Lodge where you will spend your evening observing wildlife as the animals come to the nearby saltlick and waterhole. Dinner and overnight at The Ark Tree Lodge.


Day 2 (Tuesday)

After a cup of tea or coffee check out of the Tree Lodge and board the transfer vehicle to the Aberdare Country Club for breakfast after which our driver will assist you to collect the rest of your luggage before continuing (by 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle) down the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park. Take a game drive en route to Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge for check in and lunch. Relax at the lodge, then proceed on an afternoon game drive in the park returning later for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 (Wednesday)

After breakfast, check out and drive Southwest in 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle to Masai Mara National Game Reserve arriving for check in and lunch at Keekorok Lodge. After relaxation, proceed on an afternoon game drive returning later for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 (Thursday)

Full day in Masai Mara National Game Reserve with early morning, mid morning and afternoon game drives in 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle. All meals and overnight at Keekorok Lodge.

Day 5 (Friday)

After breakfast, check out and drive back to Nairobi city in our 4×4 pop-up roof safari vehicle arriving in the mid afternoon. Drop off in Nairobi or at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. (Optional excursion and lunch at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden at an extra cost on request).



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Itinerary: Met on arrival at JKI Airport in Nairobi and start your tour to The Ark Lodge for 1 night on full board basis. Next day drive to Lake Nakuru National Park to arrive at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge for 1 night on full board basis. After breakfast, check out and drive to Masai Mara National Game Reserve to arrive at Keekorok Lodge for 2 nights on full board basis. Last day after breakfast, check out and drive back to Nairobi and proceed to JKI Airport to board your departure flight.

Prices include: Accommodation and meals as mentioned above, transport in a pop-up roof 4×4 safari vehicle with KPSGA silver guide on shared basis, park and reserve fees per person per day, game drives in lake Nakuru national park & Masai Mara national reserve, all Kenya government taxes.

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01-Jul-21 31-Oct-21 2064 USD 436 USD 564 USD
01-Nov-21 15-Dec-21 1723 USD 250 USD 431 USD
16-Dec-21 02-Jan-22 2170 USD 500 USD 615 USD
03-Jan-22 31-Mar-22 1755 USD 295 USD 450 USD
01-Apr-22 30-Jun-22 1630 USD 165 USD 385 USD
01-Jul-22 31-Oct-22 2065 USD 435 USD 565 USD
01-Nov-22 15-Dec-22 1725 USD 250 USD 430 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

CHILD POLICY: Child rates provided above are applicable for 2 – 12 year olds if sharing with 2 adults. 2 years and below stay free of charge.


The Ark (Dec 24th-26th, 30th-31st 2021 & Jan 01st 2022)

Supplement of US$ 55 per person

Keekorok Lodge (Dec 24th-26th, 31st 2021 & 01st Jan 2022)

Supplement of US$ 50 per person

EASTER SUPPLEMENT (April 15th – 18th 2022)  – Per Night:

The Ark

Supplement of US$ 55 per person

Sarova Lion Hill

Supplement of US$ 45 per person sharing / US$ 70 single room supplement

Keekorok Lodge

Supplement of US$ 45 per person


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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

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USA & Canada USA & Canada   Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya   Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

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