Explore hidden gems of Nairobi, magical Naivasha and the expansive Maasai Mara.

Day 1: Pick up from your hotel/ residence and drive to David Sheldrick orphanage. The centre takes care of vulnerable orphaned elephants and later reintroduced back to the wild. They are assigned personalised care for 24 hours a day. They are fed with special milk and heard of picking the natural foliage. Every individual has its own story, the narration goes hand in hand with the feeding. The public interaction takes about an hour. This paves way for our next destination Mamba village. This is an establishment rearing crocodiles. Here you learn more about Nile crocodiles. Lunch will be served at their restaurant. After lunch, we drive to the Giraffe Centre. This is run by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W. Kenya). The plight of the Rothschild Giraffe is championed here. How is it to feed the giraffe some pellets from your palm or getting a kiss?  Take to nature trail down to the river enjoying birds’ melodies. Wind up by 5:00 pm to drop you at your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2:  Pick up after breakfast at 7:30 am and drive towards Nakuru. We use Mai-Mahiu road with a stopover at the viewpoint. The scenery includes Suswa, Mt. Margret, Eburu hills, Mt. Longonot, Lake Naivasha. Drive to Hell’s gate national park, after registration, we embark on the game drive. We take a nature trail and descend to “Ol Njorowa” the famous gorge. Momentarily you will come across hot and cold waterfalls, hot water springs and very beautifully coloured rock striations and formations. Lunch will be served at the spa cafeteria. Experience the natural geothermal spa at OlKaria, probably the largest in Africa. Refresh and revitalise your body and mind by swimming in the naturally heated swimming pool. Drive to our home for the next two nights – Cray Fish camp. Dine and overnight at the camp.

Day 3: Soon after breakfast, we drive to Cresent Island sanctuary with picnic lunch for a game drive. This is a peninsula and taunted as the most rewarding parks with the highest number of animals per acre. These include giraffes, wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, waterbucks, hippos among much more. The avian life includes pelicans, fish-eagles, cormorants just to name a few. There is an observation hill where you can have a 360º panoramic view. We drive back to Cray Fish camp for the night. { Optional boat ride for sunset can be arranged privately.}

Day 4: Leave the camp after breakfast to Maasai Mara. We check in Mara Springs Safari camp by lunch hour. Our first evening game drive starts at 16:00hrs. It is a thrilling one, searching for the elusive predators while the prey plays alert. Returning back at 18:00hrs for dinner and overnight. The nightfall will be characterised by various choruses of the wild game.

Day 5: With picnic lunch, we leave the camp just after breakfast for a full day game drive. We explore the rolling savanna grasslands dotted with acacia in search of Africa’s finest game. All the big five can be spotted here hand in hand with the unsung ones that complete the diversity. Resident animals include elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, baboons, impalas, warthogs, elands, hartebeest, wildebeest, topi, zebra, jackals just to name a few. The avian population is also wide with over 450 species recorded. Lunch boxes will be opened while viewing crocodiles and hippos at the Sand river. We return to the camp for a deserving shower, dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Our last game drive will be a pre-breakfast one at 6:00 am. Early mornings are the best time to witness hunting. This will bring us back to the camp at 9:00. We shall be served breakfast and head back to Nairobi, dropping you at your hotel in the late afternoon after the unforgettable safari.