Karibu! We are warmly received in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. The Kiswahili language here is often easily understood as many people mix in English words, in fact more people in Kenya speak English than in any other African country.
Overnight: Pan Africa Hotel (1 night)
After breakfast we drive to Lake Naivasha, which is located north west of Nairobi. Lake Naivasha is part of the Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley*, home to 13 globally threatened bird species and some of the highest bird diversities in the world. It is the single most important foraging site for the lesser flamingo anywhere, and a major nesting and breeding ground for great white pelicans. The property features sizeable mammal populations, including black rhino, Rothschild's giraffe, greater kudu, lion, cheetah and wild dogs and is valuable for the study of ecological processes of major importance. We arrive just in time for lunch after which we enjoy a unique experience on a boat safari on Lake Naivasha. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows.
Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge (1 night)
After breakfast we continue on our 4x4’s to the incredible Masai Mara Game Reserve known for its game drives through rough and country side road and home to the Big Five and Big cats, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah. As we enter the Mara we start with a game drive before reaching our deluxe lodge.
Overnight: Mara Serena Lodge Lodge/Ashnil Lodge or Mara Sarova Camp (2 nights)
Morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The "big five" - elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino are quite common. We may take an early morning optional balloon excursion to experience a birds-eye view of the vast Mara.
Today we depart for Tanzania, home to the best game in the world. We cross the Isebania Border to Tanzania - also the home of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Game Parks as well as the spice island of Zanzibar. Our destination is Serengeti which literally means "endless plains".
Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge/Bilila Lodge Kempenski.
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