Karibu !! Citrus Tours we will take you to this most popular short road safari which covers the varied landscapes of Kenya’s jewels namely the mountainous region, lakeland and iconic rolling savannah plains all in one tour. See the beautiful scenery of the Aberdare Ranges , Lake Nakuru national Park and the Masai Mara National Reserve with comfortable lodges and transport by 4×4 safari vehicle.
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 which 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 neighboring 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.
1: The Ark Lodge: Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, iconic and yes, quirky. The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide a superb location for wildlife to be seen. So that you don’t miss any animal sightings, the night guard will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole. The Ark has four viewing areas for observing the ever-present animal activity.
2: Lake Nakuru Lodge: The Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in a wonderland which lies in the heart of one of Kenya’s parks (Ramsar site),The lodge offers accommodation in 95, spacious deluxe rooms which have a glass sliding door- all with ensuite bathrooms with permanent showers, and also have great views of the park, garden or lake, and 2 suites with private veranda and a sitting room
3: Mara Serena Game Lodge: Located on the Mara triangle the lodge gives the best views of the Mara National Reserve. The lodge has state of the art facilities to make your stay luxurious
-Swimming pool and sundeck
-Maisha Safari Spa and Gym and extensive range of safari spa treatments
-Gift shop and business center
-Satellite TV in communal areas
-24-hour on-call medical services
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 Lodge.
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.
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 Serena Lodge. After relaxation, proceed on an afternoon game drive returning later for dinner and overnight.
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 Serena game Lodge.
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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