4 Days - Amazing Aberdares Mt. Kenya and Lake Naivasha Safari
Like mos of out Africa tour packages, this safari in Kenya will leave you with tears of joy. The trip will flag off with a tour of Aberdare National Park, a phenomenal place to absorb the wildlife wonders of our planet. This 767 sq kms paradise is found high in the clouds, at an altitude from 1829m to 4001m above sea level, between Mt Kenya and the Rift Valley in Kenya’s Central Highlands. There is a 99% chance that you will treasure your visit to Mountain Kenya till your last day on earth. It features snow caped peaks, stunning scenery and a well-balanced ecosystem. The tour ends with a boat ride and bird watching in Lake Naivasha.
Arrival in Nairobi and drive to Aberdares National park
Drive from Aberdares to Mount Kenya
Drive from Mt Kenya to Lake Naivasha
Departure- Out bound flight
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi and drive to Aberdares National Park.
On your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will Meet our Umoja Motherland tours driver-guide and after the safari briefing, drive to Aberdares National Park.
Well known to the world as the home of succession where in came a princess and out went the Queen of England while at Treetops lodge, Aberdares is a land of fortune and diversity. The Park got its name from Lord Aberdares, one of the founder members of the Royal Geographical Society. Located in the central highlands, west of Mount Kenya and 160kms from Nairobi, the foothills of the Aberdares National Park is covered with huge trees, which, as you go higher, gradually give way to bamboo forests. From about 3, 000 meters upward the landscape consists primarily of alpine moorland which gives way to an area of grass land with, from time to time, Giant lobelias presenting an attractive contrast. Try this destination of fortunes.-and who knows? You might be the next one queen or king! Enjoy your afternoon and evening watching wildlife from the hotel terrace as they come to drink water at the waterhole.
Dinner and overnight at The Ark Lodge, Luxury 5Star Hotel.
One of the most exhilarating features of this colonial styled hotel is the sweeping view of the waterhole from the large balcony on each of its three floors. The view of wildlife from here is up front and personal, with sightings impressive sightings of buffalos, warthogs, waterbucks and hyenas. You will face over 20 elephants literally under your nose. You won't have any interruptions as you watch them drink, eat, play, snuggle and bathe in a natural comfortable environment.
The lodge is well laid out and surrounded by a jungle. Its rooms are exquisitely decorated. They are not that spacious but certainly clean and cozy. The same applies to the bathroom. The lodge has an elevated walkway for watching the birds at close range. While there, the manager will give you an gripping enlightenment about the park and its animals. You can ask him as many questions as time allows.
At night, you will be given hot water bottles to save you from the chilly weather of Aberdares.
Day 2: Aberdares to Mount Kenya National Park
After breakfast drive to Mount Kenya National Park. Along the way, we shall have panoramic views of coffee farms and tea farms before arriving at the lodge around mid-day and in time for lunch. Enjoy the afternoon and evening watching wildlife from the hotel terrace as they come to drink water at the waterhole.
Dinner and overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge
This award winning estate of luxury sits at 2,134 metres above sea level, in the forest zone of Africa's second highest Mountain, Mountain Kenya. It offers endearing panoramic views of the flora and fauna that can't imagine staying any where else apart from this snow caped sanctuary. These include forest elephants and buffalos that come to it to quench their thirst. At night, you will hear sounds of all nocturnal mammals, reptiles and birds that you can imagine of an African Mountain lying in the tropics.
All rooms at Serena have a viewing balcony and comfy seats where you can unwind as you watch animals gather at the salt lick by the water hole.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3: Mount Kenya National Park to Lake Naivasha
After breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha arriving for lunch, check in to your hotel. After lunch enjoy afternoon boat ride and bird watching in Lake Naivasha. Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels in Naivasha.
Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Great Rift Valley Lodge
There's something for everyone at this luxurious lodge built on the Eburru, a mountain in Masai land that sits at about 7,000 feet above sea level. This high elevation affords it spectacular views Lake Naivasha, Mount Longonot-a jagged volcanic crater and ranges of Aberdare Mountains.
The quality of its 18 hole golf course is superb.It's one of the only three places on earth where you can tee off with zebras standing a stone throw away.
Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Lake Naivasha Country Club.
This 55-acre property, it is found on an escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, less than one hours drive from Nairobi city. It is perfect for honeymooners, family travelers and holiday seekers. The was established in 1930s but thanks to an incredible transformation, it looks like an establishment of 1990's.
It has an eye-catching wooden entry, with a priceless view of the splendid Crescent Island which is home to zebras, giraffes and wildebeest. The bonus is Lake Naivasha Lake.
The room in which you will stay has a giant window that looks toward the lake a backdrop of Aberdare mountains.
Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Fish Eagle Inn
The rooms here are nice and clean. They have a refrigerator and a coffee maker for your refreshment. Each room has an air conditioner to keep temperatures from over shooting.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.
Day 4: Departure
Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Nairobi, Optional lunch at a city restaurant (own arrangement-Pay direct).
Transfer to airport in time for your home bound flight.
Meals: Breakfast Only.
- Arrival and departure airport transfers in Nairobi.
- 1 night stay in Aberdares National Park on Full Board Basis.
- 1 nights stay in Mount Kenya National Park on Full Board Basis.
- 1 night stay in Lake Naivasha on Full Board Basis.
- Custom-made 4WD Safari Vehicles.
- All activities as per the program
- We offer Safari game drivesas per the itinerary.
- National Parkand Game Reserve entrance fees are covered.
- English-speaking driverswill guide and inform you during the safari.
- Throughout the safari, we ensure you have drinking water.
- Exclusive private useof the vehicle for each group.
- Exclusive private safari English speaking guide
- We offer 24 hour support throughout the safari, should you need anything