Your family safari adventure begins with a warm welcome by our customer service representatives upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Your family is later transferred to a Nairobi hotel for overnight and you have a safari briefing later in the evening.
After breakfast, we check out the hotel and drive towards Samburu, arriving in good time for lunch. After
refreshing up, we head out for an evening game drive and later come back to the lodge for dinner and overnight
Day 3: Samburu/ Shaba
After breakfast, we drive further north to SAROVA SHABA LODGE which is located high above the banks of the life-giving Uaso Nyiro River in the Shaba Game Reserve.
The lodge beautifully incorporates the existing natural springs as one of its special features. The 1989 movie “Born Free”, a true-life story of George and Joy Adamson was shot in the Game Reserve and some of the scenes were shot at the lodge. An open-air restaurant over looking the river, swimming pool, curio shop, bars, and it’s location at an oasis make it a perfect base from which to explore the Shaba Reserve, as well as its sister reserve – Buffalo Springs to the west.
Apart from being the only location in Kenya where you will find Gerenuk, the reserve is renowned for its unique collection of other species of animals, such as Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Grevy Zebra, Cheetah, and Lions. After Enjoying an afternoon Game (wildlife) viewing in the reserve filled with scenic beauty, we return for dinner and overnight at SAROVA SHABA LODGE.
Day 4: Sweet waters
After breakfast, we check out the lodge and drive towards the exquisite SWEET WATERS TENTED CAMP in the secluded heart of the Ol Pejeta Ranch and Rhino sanctuary.
Built within a private ranch, the camp is a -Rhino heaven- which also supports a wide variety of other wildlife such as elephants, giraffes etc, it is only here that you can have a night game drive at an extra cost. 25 of the 30 luxurious tents overlook the water hole and some are built on stilts to offer you a better view. Each luxurious tent comes with en-suite facilities, a verandah and is set under a thatch roof. A visit to the Chimpanzee sanctuary should not be missed. Other features include; a swimming pool, table tennis, board games and satellite television.
Lunch, Dinner and overnight at luxurious SWEET WATERS TENTED CAMP.
Day 5: SWEET WATERS – LAKE NAKURU
After breakfast, we drive towards the Rift valley but we make a brief stopover at Thomson Falls and then drive southward to Lake Nakuru.
Lake Nakuru is known as an ornithological paradise by birdwatchers because the lake is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth which boasts any where between one and two million lesser and greater pink flamingos that feed on the abundant algae thriving in the lakes warm waters. The park has also been established for the protection of endangered species such as the rhino and is also home to Columbus monkeys, Leopards, Giraffes, and a variety of plain antelope.
Lunch will be served at LAKE NAKURU LODGE. An afternoon game drive around the lakeshore will be the main feature for the afternoon, dinner & overnight at LAKE NAKURU LODGE. End of day four of the African lion safari.
Day6: LAKE NAKURU – LAKE NAIVASHA
After an early breakfast, our safari will be destined for Lake Naivasha, the only freshwater lake in the Rift Valley. The lake is home to a large colony of hippos and it’s also a Mecca for bird watchers and researchers since over 400 different species of birds have been recorded here.
The lakes location and wildlife makes it an ideal place for an afternoon boat ride. A visit to the liberating Crescent Island, which is completely undeveloped, wild and free, is one of the few places on earth where you can walk among herds of zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, giraffe and dik diks. There are no predators and no fences so it will be quite a liberating and exciting feeling to walk among the wildlife.
Lunch will be served at Lake Naivasha. In the afternoon enjoy an unforgettable and memorable boat ride. Later enjoy your dinner prepared from the freshest lakeside produce and ingredients. Dinner and overnight at LAKE NAIVASHA COUNTRY CLUB.
Day 7: LAKE NAIVASHA – MASAI MARA
Today our safari expedition will take us to the jewel of Kenya’s parks, the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. This is Kenya’s number one park and is always on every `tourist`s Must see` list. Full of life with various types of animals and birds, Masai Mara crown’s the climax of every safari in Kenya. Apart from the big five, the Masai Mara is most famous for the spectacular annual migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle etc from the Serengeti in northern Tanzania crossing the Mara River into Kenya in search of fresh feeding grounds, which takes place in late July or August. Maasai mara the true home of the African safari
Lunch will be served at the excellent MARA SAROVA LODGE your new home for the next two nights. After lunch and some time for relaxation, or sunbathing and going for a dive in the pool, your driver/guide will take you for an afternoon game drive in search of the shy and elusive leopard, the solitary and ill-tempered Rhino, lions, buffalos, and many others. As the sun starts to edge its way dip into the African horizon it will be the perfect opportunity to capture the beautiful Mara landscape on a camera. Dinner & overnight at MARA SAROVA LODGE.
Day 8: MASAI MARA
An early morning game drive before dawn, followed by breakfast, is the perfect start of another unforgettable and memorable day in Africa. In between the morning and afternoon game drives you can take time out to swim in the pool or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the lodge and the natural flora and fauna surrounding it. All meals and overnight at, MARA SAROVA LODGE.
Day 9: MASAI MARA – NAIROBI
After breakfast we drive back to Nairobi with a game drive en-route arriving early afternoon and head to a Nairobi hotel or to the Airport. End of family safari