Drive to Ole Pejeta Conservancy, where you’ll see amazing views of Mount Kenya, Kenya’s highest mountain. In Ol Pejeta, we’ve arranged for you to have four game drives. Watch out for Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, giraffe, and more. You’ll also visit a chimp sanctuary where orphaned and abused chimpanzees have found a home. And Ol Pejeta is not the only place where you will enjoy game drives. We have also arranged for you to have two game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park, where you have a chance to pink flamingo, white rhino, waterbuck, giraffe, and impala. Finally, we’ll take you to Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area, where we’ll be on the lookout for elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, gazelle, and many others on your three game drives here.
Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Today, drive to OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY, the largest black rhino sanctuary in all of East Africa. After lunch, embark on your first GAME DRIVE in search of the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo.
Rise early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE with beautiful Mount Kenya as the backdrop. Beyond the “Big 5,” you may spot cheetah, zebra, gazelle, and more. If you are lucky, you might even spot rare wild dogs. After lunch, enjoy a GAME DRIVE in the conservancy, including a stop at the CHIMP SANCTUARY. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary was established to provide a long-term home for orphaned and abused chimpanzees. Here, see the chimps and learn more about their plight.
A final GAME DRIVE in the conservancy before driving to the Lake Nakuru area. The journey takes you through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa, where farmers grow crops such as corn, wheat, coffee, and tea. Stop for lunch at Aberdare Country Club.
Today, explore LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The park is home to a variety of animals including giraffe, impala, Cape buffalo, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here. Relax at your lodge or camp between game drives.
Note: If staying at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, you may opt for an afternoon game drive closer to camp in Soysambu Conservancy.
Drive to MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. Stop for lunch en route before embarking on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.
Today, your Driver/Guide pilots you on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the “Mara,” as it is called by the locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally between August and early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena.
Note: The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.
Further explore this magical place during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. Watch for elephant, rhino, topi, cheetah, and much more. Between game drives, take advantage of leisure time to relax.
This morning, fly back to Nairobi, where your vacation ends. We have reserved a day room at the Ole Sereni Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm.