Day 1:Nairobi – Aberdares

Early arrival at Jomo Kenyatta airport, clients will be met and drive north to Nyeri, one of Kenya’s major towns and provincial headquarters and then on to the Aberdare Country Club. Here you’ll enjoy a bounteous buffet lunch amidst the beautiful gardens before you are transferred (around ½ an hour) to your night’s destination at the Ark, a uniquely‑shaped lodge tucked away in the Aberdares National Park. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the Ark on a full board basis.

The Ark

Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, this unique lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick that attracts a host of wildlife, including elephant, rhino, leopard, bushbuck and occasionally an elusive bongo or giant forest hog. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, the Ark comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing. A ground level bunker also provides excellent photographic opportunities. Comfortable en suite cabins are fitted with buzzers to announce the arrival of one of the ‘big five’ at the water hole!

 Day 2:Nairobi – Naivasha 

After breakfast, the journey will take you north‑west heading towards Nyahururu followed by travel in a southerly direction to your next destination, Lake Naivasha, arriving at the lodge in time for lunch and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge on full board basis

Lake Naivasha Sopa

Set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the resort is not only home to our resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on our expansive lawns. With Sopa’s traditional and conscientious care for the environment, we carefully positioned all the buildings on our property so we did not have to fell any of the many trees there. As a result of this, we had to come up with a radically innovative and artistic design for the main public area building which now snakes its way between the trees with long and graceful curves. It is also why you might well ask just why our two swimming pools with a children’s section and a pool complex with its bar, snack kitchen, pizzeria and health spa; our tennis court; our two conference halls with their four differently sized meeting areas, and our stables are so widely set apart.

Day 3:Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve

After an early breakfast, you’ll travel across the bottom of the rift escarpment and head southeast, passing the dormant Longonot volcano on your right. Then you’ll turn off the main road across the Rift Valley and head towards Narok, district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. After Narok you’ll travel across the “breadbasket” of Kenya, covered with acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Mara and your lodge, home to some of the greatest concentrations of game in Africa. Afternoon game drive. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge on full board basis.

 Mara Sopa Lodge

The lodge is set in the Oloolaimutia Valley and built into the surrounding hillside landscape. The accent around the lodge is on the indigenous Masai people and the fabulous wealth of wildlife, birdlife and natural flora seen in every direction. The lodge is luxuriously appointed with all the mod cons one would expect from a Sopa styled lodge in the bush. The bedrooms are spacious, the large pool has wonderful views and there’s evening wildlife films and CNN to enjoy during the down-time. All this ensures that your stay will be blissfully comfortable. 

Day 4:Masai Mara Game Reserve

Today will be spent exploring the vast plains of the Masai Mara, starting early with a game drive before breakfast, and returning to the lodge for meals. This reserve is an extension of the Serengeti ecosystem to the south. Game abounds here, particularly when the migration is on, and millions of wildebeests and zebras make their way back and forth across the Mara River on their annual trek. The Mara is also noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black manned males. You’ll see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as, if you’re lucky, leopard, cheetah and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents. You’re sure to see the African buffalo. The huge expanse of grassland covers 320 sq km and is dotted with distinctive flat-topped acacia trees are watered by two rivers, Mara River and Talek River. It is also home to the nomadic Maasai people, who can be see grazing their cattle, usually brightly dressed in red chequered capes. Get the cameras ready, stock up on film and enjoy yourselves!

Two game drives (morning & afternoon) OR full day game drive with picnic lunch. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge on full board basis.

Day 5:Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi 

After breakfast depart the Masai Mara and head across acres of rolling wheat and barley farms to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. From here cross the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley whilst keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle before heading up the rift escarpment. Arrive into Kenya’s bustling capital in the early afternoon. Once in the city, clients will be dropped off at Eka hotel. Afternoon at leisure (lunch and dinner at own expense). Pre-dawn/morning game drive. Overnight at Eka Hotel in a superior room on bed & breakfast basis

Day 6:Depart

After breakfast, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for onward flight (booked by agent) End of our services.
















Day 6:Depart

After breakfast, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for onward flight (booked by agent) End of our services.