Ever been to Kenya’s lion filled Scotland? This 5 day Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara and Aberdares road safari gives you that opportunity.

Aberdares National Park has the moniker ‘Scotland with lions’ due to its subtropical to polar climate that is synonymous with Europe.

Its high moorland, peaks, dense rainforests, V-shaped valleys, bamboo, and waterfalls contrast heavily with the vast savannah of Masai Mara and the flamingo lined Lake Nakuru.

As you can imagine, it gets really chilly at night, so plan your Aberdares road safari with warm clothing in mind. Keep the lighter items of clothing for when you get to the Mara.

This 5 day Aberdares road safari will allow you to watch the largest herd of endangered black rhinos, the Big Five at Masai Mara and countless birds on Lake Nakuru.

Expect to see the escarpment, mountain ranges, rolling hills and wild animals from the moment you start your Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara and Aberdares road safari to the very end.


Rates include:

  • The rates are per person sharing
  • Accommodation on full board basis at the hotels mentioned in the itinerary
  • Return transport from Nairobi with airport transfer where required
  • Daily game drives
  • Services of a professional guide
  • Bottled water during safari
  • Rates are in USD and apply to non-residents


Rates exclude:

  • Park entry fees
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Local or international flights
  • Rates are subject to change depending on availability


Season Rate per person sharing (USD)
2 pax 4 pax 6 pax
01 July – 31 Oct 975 815 765
01 Nov – 15 Dec 845 690 635
16 Dec – 22 Dec 865 705 655
23 Dec – 02 Jan 975 815 765


You will spend your Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Aberdares road safari at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge and the Ark Lodge.


The Ark Lodge

You will get a chance to reenact Noah and the ark as you stay at this tree lodge.

It is indeed shaped like a mammoth ark and the only distinguishing factor is that the animals don’t get to come in.

Animals congregate around the ark alright, but only because there is a floodlit watering hole and salt lick, which guarantees uninterrupted views of wild animals.

So that you don’t miss out, the night guard will buzz your cabin when elephants, buffalo, and other animals visit the watering hole day or night.

Alternatively, you can view wild animals from the three viewing decks available.


Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Set on a hill, this lodge delivers spectacular views of Lake Nakuru and the Lake Nakuru National Park.

Its rooms are spacious and exquisite and you are bound to wake up to beautiful sunrises over the lake (which you can see thanks to the full-length windows)

You can then spend the rest of your Lake Nakuru Aberdare safari relaxing at the outdoor pool, going on a nature walk or visiting the park only a few minutes away from the lodge.

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

This will be your accommodation on the last destination of your 5 day Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara and Aberdares road safari.

Rooms on this lodge have sunken baths, electronic safe and sheltered verandahs with light safari chairs.

Animals at the Masai Mara Game Reserve are plenty so your game watching will be something to remember.

You can swap stories of your safari as you down your cocktails with other travelers at the Ol Murrani Bar.


Day 1: Nairobi – Aberdares National Park

Depart Nairobi for the Aberdares National Park.

You will arrive at the Aberdare Country Club (located on the slopes of Mweiga Hill) at lunchtime.

After lunch, you will be transferred to the Ark Tree Lodge where you can view lions, elephants, African hunting dogs, giant forest hogs, bushbucks, waterbucks, baboons and other wild animals.

Rarer sightings include those of the Golden Cat and the Bongo – an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest.

Dinner and overnight at the Ark Lodge.


Day 2: Aberdares National Park – Lake Nakuru

Wake up to a delicious breakfast then depart Aberdare National Park for Lake Nakuru National Park which is regarded by avid birders’ as the greatest World ornithological spectacle on the Earth.

Arrive mid-morning at Lake Nakuru for a game drive en route to your lodge for lunch.

Go out for an afternoon game drive where you are set to see black rhino, white rhino, and the Rothschild giraffe and as well as bird life such as flamingoes, African fish eagle, Tawny eagle and other intra- African migrants.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.


Day 3: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

After a leisure breakfast at the lodge, depart overland to the Masai Mara Game Reserve – the jewel of Kenya’s game parks.

This enormous reserve is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo.

After lunch, explore the reserve on a late afternoon game drive.

Dinner and overnight at lodge.


Day 4: Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Morning and afternoon game drives are planned. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see.

Residents among the park’s mammals are; Masai giraffe, buffalo, impala, zebra, topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles.

On this day, you will have an opportunity to take an optional hot air balloon ride (at an additional cost) or visit an authentic Masai village.

All meals and overnight at the lodge.


Day 5: Masai Mara – Nairobi

Begin with an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at your lodge.

Depart back to Nairobi.

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel or international airport or agreed destination ending your Kenya safari with us.


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