11 Days Migration Trail Safari

One day longer on trek, climbing a natural, rather than manmade path, the Machame Route is a more demanding but much quieter and scenic route up the mountain. Overnights are spent camping in tents which are carried and pitched by the accompanying porters. Highlights of this route are the Shira Plateau, Barranco wall and the Karanga Valley reaching the summit via Stella Point. Because this route is more taxing it is recommended that trekkers should be physically fit and with the additional day on trek to assist with acclimatisation there is a good chance of reaching the summit.

Day 1: Nairobi

Accommodation: Nairobi Safari Club

Arrival at Nairobi airport, meet and assist service. You will be transferred to The 5-Star Nairobi Safari Club is Kenya’s only all suite hotel, offering luxury accommodation to Business visitors, Safari Adventurers and Conference Delegates.

Day 2: Nairobi - Sweetwaters

Accommodation: Sweetwaters Tented Camp

After breakfast, drive to Sweetwaters Tented Camp via Nairobi. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of its own private reserve, Sweetwaters is in a class of its own. Abounding with wildlife, unfettered by the more rigorous strictures of the Kenyan National Parks and designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury, it has long been the preferred retreat of wilderness and safari lovers alike. One of only four private game reserves in Kenya. Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in cooperation with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute. The 1 km sq sanctuary is a non-profit-making venture and the only sanctuary of its kind in Kenya. It offers visitors the unique opportunity of taking a boat ride on the Ewaso Nyiro River, which flows through the centre of the sanctuary where 26 orphaned chimps enjoy the peace and harmony of their natural environment. SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP, B,L,D.

Day 3: Sweetwaters - Samburu

Accommodation: Samburu Serena Lodge

Distance: 210 km (3 hrs). Drive further north past the equator to the northern frontier district and on to Samburu National Reserve. Afternoon game drive in this reserve famous for its exclusive game viewing. Dinner and overnight at SAMBURU SERENA LODGE, B,L,D.

DAY 4: Samburu Game Reserve.

Accommodation: Samburu Serena Lodge

Full day of game viewing drives in this dry semi-arid park with its striking background view of the Mathew's Range. The gently flowing Uaso Nyiro River which traverses this Park provides evergreen vegetation for the rare gerenuk, Grevy zebra and reticulated giraffe found in this park. All meals and overnight at SAMBURU SERENA LODGE, B, L,D.

DAY 5: Samburu - Aberdares.

Accommodation: The Ark Lodge

Distance: 210 km (3 hrs). Soon after breakfast at the Lodge, retrace your route to Nyeri. A country style lunch at Aberdare Country Club. In the afternoon transfer into the Aberdare National Park to The Ark for an evening and night of game watching. Overnight accommodation at THE ARK LODGE, B, L,D.

DAY 6: Lake Nakuru National Park

Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Distance: 175 km (2.5 hrs. Depart to Lake Nakuru, via Nyahururu Falls, for a remarkable game drive that includes Flamingos as well as the rare white rhino in this world famous ornithological paradise with over 450 species of birdlife. Lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Dinner and overnight at SAROVA LION HILL LODGE, B,L,D.

Day 7: Lake Nakuru National Park - Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Accommodation: Mara Simba Lodge

Distance: 300 km. (5-6 hrs). Morning drive west past extinct Mount Longonot into the magnificent Masai Mara Game Reserve. Afternoon game viewing drive. Lunch, dinner & overnight at MARA SIMBA LODGE, B, L,D.

Day 8: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Accommodation: Mara Simba Lodge

Full day of game viewing. Sunrise and sundown are the greatest moments for game viewing in these mystic plains, a time where the soft red hues of the sun will give your photographs the clarity of the actual African savannah. Meals & overnight at MARA SIMBA LODGE, B, L,D.

Day 9: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Accommodation: Mara Serena Lodge

After breakfast, enjoy game drive as you are transferred to Mara Serena Lodge for lunch. Afternoon leisure by the poolside or sightseeing. There will be an early evening game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight, MARA SERENA LODGE, B,L,D.

DAY 10: Maasai Mara.

Accommodation: Mara Serena Lodge

Another full day in the Mara witnessing the annual wildebeest migration. All meals and overnight at MARA SERENA LODGE, B,L,D.

DAY 11: Maasai Mara - Nairobi.

Accommodation: N/A

Distance: 300 km. (5-6 hrs.) Breakfast and drive back to Nairobi for lunch at The Carnivore Restaurant. Transfer to the airport for flight back home. B,L.