Kenya Discovery Trail

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  • Lake-nakuru
  • Lake-nakuru-national-park

Brief description
This safari is good value and includes Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara with a wide variety of game viewing and landscapes.

This safari covers much of the regular northern circuit but excludes Samburu. With three widely varied habitats you will gain an excellent feel for the Kenya bush. The Mara is excellent for all year round game viewing and contrasts well with the forest glades of Mt. Kenya where the game come to your tree-lodge water hole. Lake Nakuru has flocks of colourful flamingo’s, a herd of protected rhino as well as Rothschilds giraffe to add wildlife viewing pleasure.

DEPARTURE TIME Morning after breakfast
Transport exclusively in private 4×4 (maximum 6 pax per vehicle)
Accommodation in double / twin standard
Entries parks
Game drive
Driver English speaking guide (French available with surcharge)
Transfers to and from the airport
Meals ( EXCEPT Nairobi)
Mineral water during game drive
international flights Visa
Drinks Tours / options in parks / on the coast
Tips for the staff The personal expenses
Insurance cancellation and baggage repatriation assistance



Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi

Arrive in the capital city of Nairobi and we will meet you and transfer you to your city hotel. Overnight the New Stanley Hotel.

Accommodation   New Stanley Hotel *****


Day 2: Nairobi to Mountain Lodge

Leaving Nairobi immediately after breakfast you drive north through coffee plantations and then through green wooded hills as you climb higher into the heart of up country Kenya. Close to the mountain you climb higher through the trees to Mountain Lodge on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. This tree lodge is in a forest glade with a floodlit waterhole for day and night game viewing. Lunch and dinner at the lodge. Overnight you may stay up late watching for game.

Meals : Fullboard    Accommodation: Serena Mountain Lodge


Day 3: Mountain Lodge to Lake Nakuru

After breakfast you depart by road across verdant woodland via Nyahururu Falls, often called its colonial name of Thomsons Falls, and drop down thousands of feet to the rift valley floor, a spectacular scenic drive, that takes you the Lake Nakuru National Park, home to migrating flocks of thousands of colourful flamingos. After lunch at your lodge you will have an afternoon game drive. The lake is home to rhino and the rare Rothschild giraffe. Dinner and overnight at your lodge/camp.

Accommodation : Punda Mlias Camp


Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara

After breakfast you travel by road leaving the flamingo fringed

shores of the lake behind as you head across the floor of the

Great Rift Valley and climb up the Mau escarpment before heading towards Narok and the Massai Mara. After enteringthe Mara reserve you will arrive at your lodge in time forlunch.In the afternoon you will have your first game drive to discover the magic of the Mara. Dinner, camp fire and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation: Ilkeliani Camp


Day 5: Masai Mara

The whole day is available for morning and afternoon game drives. During the annual wildebeest migration there are countless herds of plains game and spectacular river crossings. Take a lunch box and spend the entire day with the wildlife spectacle. There is plenty of good game viewing all year round. Dinner, camp fire and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation: Ilkeliani Camp.


Day 6: Masai Mara – return morning to Nairobi

After breakfast you will leave the Mara by road via Narok, the Masai main town in the area, crossing wheat farms and game on route with a chance to see more plains game including giraffe as you cross the valley floor before climbing the escarpment and then leading into the capital of Nairobi. Arriving in time for a late lunch at your hotel or direct to the airport at your convenience.


1 review for Kenya Discovery Trail

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    We stayed at the Olare Orok Conservancy, in Maasai Mara. The Maasai Mara one of the world’s last sanctuaries for wildlife. This is a big cat country which accounts for a lot of its popularity and overcrowding problems. However, as we discovered, apart from the migration summer period when overcrowding in the parks is a problem, the reserve is remains exceptional. The advantage of the adjoining private conservancies never have an overcrowding problem. Some actually enjoy permanent game including lots of big cats. The Olare Orak Conservancy is also very scenic with riverine woodland and has the Olare Orok and Ntiakitiak rivers, the Ntiakitiak Gorge and associated escarpment and acacia woodland. Mara North Conservancy lies above the Musiara marsh area of the main park, has the Mara river flowing through it and is surrounded by open acacia plains and riverine woodlands. Lots of wildlife but also high number of cattle in certain areas. We spent four nights and thank Ruth of World Escapes for organizing this safari.

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