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KENYA LODGE SAFARIS Aberdares | Sweetwaters |Mt Kenya | Masai Mara Safaris

MKCL601: 06 Days: Aberdares | Sweetwaters | Mt Kenya | Masai Mara Safaris
Day 01: Nairobi - Aberdares
Distance: 180 km. (2 hrs. 30 min.). Drive North to Mweiga for lunch at Aberdare Country Club. Afternoon transfer to The Ark for bird and game watching during the rest of your stay. Dinner & overnight at The Ark, L,D.

 

Day 02: Aberdares - Sweetwaters
Distance: 90 km (1 hr. 30 min). Breakfast and departure north through the Equator to this private game sanctuary. Afternoon is free for optional activities as game viewing, walking safaris or night game drives. Lunch, dinner & overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp, B, L,D.

 

Day 03: Sweetwaters - Mount Kenya Safari Club
Distance: 50 km. (1 hr.). After breakfast short drive to Mount Kenya Safari Club. Day at leisure. Lunch, dinner & overnight at the Club, B, L,D.

 

 

Day 04: Mount Kenya Safari Club - Masai Mara
Distance: 145 miles (1 hr.). Breakfast and transfer to Nanyuki airstrip for spectacular flight over the Rift Valley to the magnificent Masai Mara Reserve. Lunch. Afternoon game viewing drive in this well-known game reserve situated in the North of the Serengeti Plains and famous for its abundance of wildlife. Dinner & overnight at Mara Safari Club, B, L,D.

 

Day 05: Masai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drive. Sunrise and sundown are the greatest moments for game viewing in these mystic plains, a time where the soft red hues of the sun will give your photographs the clarity of the actual African savannah. Full board at Mara Safari Club, B, L,D.

 

Day 06: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Distance: 125 miles (50 min.). Breakfast and transfer to the airstrip for flight back to Nairobi. Arrival at noon and transfer to your Nairobi hotel, B

 

Remarks
Only a small overnight bag is permitted, storage facilities are available at the "base hotel". Children below 7 are not admitted. Tie & jacket for gentlemen and evening gown for ladies are required after sundown at Mount Kenya Safari Club from 18.30 hrs, children under 12 are not permitted in public areas at Mount Kenya Safari Club. Only 15 kg is permitted on light aircraft.

 


 
     

 
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Mt.Kenya

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.

Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro stands on featureless part of the East African plateau, on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya border near Moshi, side by side with the smaller Mount Meru. These mountains are extinct volcanoes, with Kilimanjaro actually being the agglomeration of three distinct volcanoes, Kibo (5896m/ 19,340 ft), Mwenzi (5,149 / 16,896 ft) and Shira (3,962m / 13,000 ft). whose violent creation is geologically associated with the creation of the Great Rift Valley, 100km to the West.

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.