The Great Rift Valley is part of an intra-continental ridge system that runs through Kenya from north to south. It is part of the Gregory Rift, the eastern branch of the East African Rift, which starts in Tanzania to the south and continues northward into Ethiopia. It was formed on the "Kenyan Dome" a geographical upwelling created by the interactions of three major tectonics: the Arabian, Nubian, and Somalian plates.In the past, it was seen as part of a "Great Rift Valley" that ran from Madagascar to Syria. Most of the valley falls within the former Rift Valley Province.
|Day 1 ||Mt. Kenya||Serena Mountain Lodge|
|Day 2 ||Mt Kenya||Sweetwaters Serena Lodge|
|Day 3||Lake Nakuru||Sarova Lion Hill Lodge|
|Day 4||Masai Mara||Sarova Mara/Mara Simba/Mara Sopa|
|Day 5|| Masai Mara ||Sarova Mara/Mara Simba/Mara Sopa|
|Day 6 ||Homebound|
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
- Day 1, Welcome to Kenya and our Rain Forest
A warm welcome awaits you upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our company representative. Thereafter you will depart north driving through lush, tea and coffee estates to the lovely Mountains arriving at the Serena Mountain Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game viewing from the comfort of your balcony at the lodge followed by dinner and overnight at the Serena Mountain Lodge
- Day 2. The rain forest to the plains
A Lazy rise followed by breakfast and departure for the Sweetwaters Camp. Here we arrive at the Ol Pejeta game ranch in time for lunch. After lunch we will be taken for an afternoon game drives where we will see animals such as Rhino, Lions, Elephants and giraffes. We will also visit the chimpanzee sanctuary to see mans closed Ape relatives. Return to the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters tented camp
Accommodation: Sweetwaters Tented Camp.
Facilities: Luxuries Tents on raised platforms with a private balcony, Swimming Pool,Extensive ground Private Waterhole and a Bar
Driving time: + 2 Hrs from Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Optional Activities: Camel Treks, Nature Walks, Bird Spotting, Cultural Dance and Music
- Day 3, Aberdares to the Great Rift Valley
This morning after breakfast you will depart for Lake Nakuru and the Great Rift Valley. We will today descend about 3500 ft into the floor of the Great Rift Valley arriving into the Lake Nakuru National Park where we arrive in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. After lunch we depart for our first game drive as we visit the beautiful Park to see Lion, Rhino, the elusive Leopard, Zebra, Giraffe and of course lots of pink lesser flamingo. Lake Nakuru is famous for its huge flamingo populations due to the alkaline state of the lake. Enjoy Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill lodge.
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Facilities: Chalet style rooms with private patios with panoramic views of the Flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru
Driving Time: + 5 Hrs from Samburu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Optional Activities: Bird Watching, Nature Walks and Cultural Performances
- Day 4, The Great Rift Valley Masai Mara
After a hearty breakfast you will depart for the fabled Masai Mara National Reserve. The enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migrations and its home for the big five Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Arrive in time for lunch at your chosen Lodge/Camp. After a lovely lunch now we will depart for an afternoon game drive to see the game of savannah. Dinner and overnight at your chosen Lodge/Camp.