It was an uninhabited swamp until 1899 when a supply depot of the Uganda Railway was built in, which soon became the railway's headquarters. The city was named after a water hole known in Maasai as Ewaso Nyirobi, meaning "cool waters". It was completely rebuilt in the early 1900s after an outbreak of plague and the burning of the original town. Nairobi continued to grow under the British rule. Almost all of the colonial-era buildings were replaced by modern office buildings following uhuru (independence) in 1963. But few we just renovated and stand to this day; The National archives, The Stanley Hotel, The Standard Chartered House on Moi Avenue, Kipande House on Kenyatta Avenue, MacMillan Library, The Hilton Hotel among others.
Other animals commonly seen in samburu and Shaba national reserves include the leopard, Cheetah, Elephant, eland and small number of Lions. There are over 100 species of birds. Large flocks of Guinea fowls are a common sight.
ABERDARES, LAKE NAIVASHA, MASAI MARA.
Day 1: Aberdare National Park
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by Heri Africa Safari representative who will brief you on your safari. Drive through north the Kikuyu highlands to the Outspan Hotel in Nyeri in time for lunch. At 1400 hrs, transfer to your ‘tree hotel’ located in the heart of the Aberdare National Park .The Tree Hotel has game viewing hideouts and a floodlit water hole and salt lick which provide all night game viewing from the comfort of your lodge. Dinner and overnight at The Treetops
Day 2: Lake Naivasha
Breakfast. At 0800 hrs drive south to Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake found in the Great Rift Valley. This is a haven for bird watchers, over 600 species of birds have been located here. Take a walk along the lake to see the area’s hippo and waterbuck. Dinner and overnight at the Naivasha Country Club.
Day 3 & 4: Masai Mara National Reserve
Breakfast then drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most popular game park and home to the big five-buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander the Mara grasslands; their numbers increase during the annual migration. Lunch, short siesta and at 1600 hrs have an afternoon game viewing drive. On day two, a full day in the Mara plains with morning and afternoon game drives allow maximum opportunity to view and photograph the abundant wildlife in this seemingly limitless game reserve. The optional dawn hot air balloon safari will give you a bird’s eye view of the Mara plains and the winding Mara and talek rivers before landing to a champagne breakfast. Full board accommodation at Keekorok Lodge
Day 5: Nairobi- Departure
After breakfast, depart the Mara for Nairobi. Enroute, visit a masai cultural village. The masai have preserved their culture for a relatively long time. Colourful and elaborate beadwork characterize their jewelry. The morans, huts, dresses and their way of life are an interesting bit. Continue with the drive to arrive Nairobi, at the Carnivore Restaurant for a sumptuous lunch. After lunch drop off to the Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your homebound flight.
The above costs include the following :-
Park entrance fees in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Naivasha, Aberdare National Park and cultural village
Experienced English Speaking driver-guides
All airport transfers
All road Transportation and Game drives with our 4x4 Safari microbuses complete with pop – up roof for enhanced game viewing
The costs exclude:-
Additional sightseeing or deviation from the itinerary
All items of a personal nature such as tobacco; laundry; phone calls, etc
Tips and drinks/beverages.
Any Other Items not mentioned above
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