9 Days Sopa Expedition

Nairobi - Samburu - Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara - Nairobi

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9 Days Sopa Expedition

Nairobi - Samburu - Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara - Nairobi

Day One - Two

Arrival Nairobi

Transfer to the Ark

Upon arrival in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, you will be met by our tour representative who will help you get on board your transfer to the Ark - a two hour drive to the aberdare mountain range. You will check in at the delightfully placed Aberdare Country Club for lunch in glorious surroundings that oozes colonial Kenya. The place reeks of the old colonial days with atmospheric rooms and a stunning garden. Later, you will have a drive safari through the aberdares forest as you head out to the stylish tree-top - Ark Hotel, which offers different and exciting experiences directly from the lodge balcony or a secret that lies at the end of an underground walk from the lodge. You will have your dinner and stay at the hotel.

the ark hotel

Days Three - Four

Samburu National Reserve

Samburu Sopa Lodge

After breakfast, the safari will continue north to the Samburu National Reserve. After vigor in the highlands, it is now time to experience the very dry and beautiful areas of Samburu and buffalo’s spring. You will arrive in time for lunch at Samburu Sopa Lodge, located with a dazzling view of the breathtaking scenery. The area you are in now is noticeably warmer than they were at Aberdare, and many veteran African travelers called this area as the “real” Africa, where the great species variation provides ample opportunities for incredible experiences. In the afternoon after lunch, you will have your first large animal experiences, maybe you will meet some of the animals rarely seen elsewhere, for example the narrow-striped Grévy's zebra, the beautiful reticulated giraffe and Somali ostrich.

samburu sopa lodge

Days Five

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

After breakfast, you will drive from the dry north and head through the lush highlands to the west to grave lowering the Great Rift Valley and the beautiful Lake Naivasha. En-route you will stop at the beautiful waterfall, Thomson’s Falls, where you will enjoy hot lunch from Thomson’s Falls Lodge. The tour continues to Lake Naivasha for dinner. Your accommodation will be at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, located in a beautiful park. The park is often visited by giraffes, antelopes, zebras and water bucks that come to graze, and at night comes hippos on land to satisfy your hunger. When hippos often come right up to the rooms and grasses, you are not allowed to go out in the dark hours without guard. Included is both a boat ride on the lake, where you do not at least get close to hippos and a hike on the small Crescent Island, where you can see giraffes, zebras, antelopes and gazelles as well as a great bird life.

lake naivasha sopa lodge

Days Six - Eight

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Mara Sopa Lodge

After early breakfast, you will depart to the famous Maasai Mara. The trip is varied and gives a new and excellent impression of the savanna embossed part of Kenya’s landscapes. The shift from the Great Rift Valley velo-park and lush fields to the often somewhat drier savanna area is marked. The colorful, bustling, and dusty “capital” of Narok brands immediately that you are in Maasai. Tribal people are frequently seen along the road with their cattle and goats, and savanna landscape turns up. On Maasai Mara plains you get to see herds of wildebeest, zebras, antelopes, giraffes and gazelles as well as a large and diverse number of different birds. Actually, there are more than 450 different bird species registered in the Maasai Mara, of which 53 species are birds of prey, which all thrive.
The Maasai Mara is also home of the largest concentration of lions in Kenya, just as leopards and cheetahs are very well represented. In the period from July to October there is great opportunities to experience the great wildebeests and zebra migration, which has arrived from the Serengeti and the amount of the many predators are extra-large.

mara sopa lodge

Day Nine

Transfer to Nairobi

Karen Blixen Museum

After several days with large and unforgettable nature experiences, you are heading back toward Nairobi. On the way, you will enjoy the packed lunches before the visit of Karen Blixen Museum. In the evening, you will fly back home.

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