Kenya Essence



Our Kenya Essence holiday captures the best parks and reserves of Kenya. Start at Aberdare National Park and then proceed to Nakuru, part of the Great Rift Valley and known for its over 400 species of birds. End your trip at Masai Mara National Reserve and get a glimpse of the Big Five.

  • On Day 1, drive to Aberdare National Park in central Kenya.
  • On Day 2, you will visit Thomspon Falls enroute to Lake Nakuru National Park, part of the Great Rift Valley.
  • On Day 3, you will drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve, where you can spot the Big 5.
  • On Day 4, spend the day on an enthralling game viewing drive around Maasai Mara, spotting animals.
  • On Day 5, prepare to depart.
  • Extend your trip with a stay in Nairobi for 1 Night or in the coastal city of Mombasa for 3 Nights.
Aberdare National Park (1), Lake Nakuru (1), Maasai Mara (2)
Arrival (Nairobi), Departure (Nairobi)



Aberdare National Park

You will be picked up from the Hotel / Airport and driven to Aberdare National Park. Arrive in time for lunch at the Aberdare Country Club.

In the afternoon, transfer in Club Vehicles to the Ark for a night of game viewing from the Lodge precincts.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Ark.


Aberdare National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast at the Ark, return transfer to Aberdare Country Club to rejoin your safari driver / guide, and proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park, with a brief stop-over at Thompson Falls, a 74 metres waterfall in Nyahururu. Arrive in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Proceed on an afternoon game viewing drive in the Park.

Dinner and overnight stay at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.


Lake Nakuru National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, depart for the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in the Reserve. It will be the highlight of your day if you are able to spot a lion, cheetah or any other splendid predators.

Dinner and overnight stay at Sarova Mara Camp.


Maasai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy a morning and late afternoon game viewing drive in the Park (or optional full day game drive with picnic lunches).

Dinner and overnight stay at Sarova Mara Camp.


Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

After breakfast, return drive to Nairobi. You will be dropped off at the respective City Hotel/Airport.


What is included

  • Accommodation on Full Board Basis (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on safari
  • Transport based on 4X4 Safari Landcruiser (5-7 Seaters)
  • Services of our Clients Relations Officers & Reps for meet, greet and safari briefings (& debriefings) in Nairobi
  • Registration with the AMREF Flying Doctors' Service for medical evacuation service in case of emergency
  • Game drives and Park Entrance Fees
  • Bottled mineral water - 1 litre per person per day
  • Safari hats, luggage tags and itinerary folders


What is excluded

  • Visa Fees
  • International and domestic flights
  • Gratuities
  • Vaccines and personal insurance
  • Accommodation and transfers in Nairobi
  • GST


Africa has been blessed with an abundance of wildlife and the best time for animal spotting is from late June to October which is the dry season. The Wildebeest migrates to Maasai Mara in July and remains here till October where it migrates back to the Serengeti in Tanzania which is a spectacle. One can also visit from the month of January to the end of March, as the climate is mild and game spotting is also possible.