16 Days Kenya hiking and wildlife safari

Day 1 Nairobi - Naro Moru park gate-Met station
After breakfast, you will drive from Nairobi to Naromoru Park Gate for registration and where the hike starts, 2600m from the gate, keep to the park track, which follows the crest of a board ridge between the Northern and Southern Naromoru valleys. The trek ends at Met station 3,000m where dinner and overnight

Day 2: Met Station-Mackinders Camp 5-6 hrs, 1200m ascent
Breakfast ascend to Mackinders camp. The trek runs into a path that reaches the end of the forest belt where you will enter the moorland. This is the vertical bog conditions range from damp to glutinous depending on when it last rained. Continue through until you reach a fork overlooking Teleki Valley to reach Mackinders Camp, 4,200m. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp



Day 3: Mackinders Camp-Point Lenana-Met Station 8-10 hrs, 785m ascent
The normal approach is to start at 2 am in order to reach point Lenana taking about 4 hr walk by sunrise at 6:30am. After sunrise, descend down to Mackinders Camp for breakfast, 2hrs and walk further 4hrs, way back to Met Station for dinner and overnight

Day 4: Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi 3hrs, 9km, 400m
After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi

Day 5: Mount Kenya to Aberdare National Park
After breakfast you will drive to Aberdare national park. It covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges of Central Kenya.  It’s a home to over 250 species of birds and some animals. On arrival you will go for an afternoon Horse riding. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 6: Full day game viewing
After breakfast you will for a game drive where you will spot animals like the Black Rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey, sykes monkey, lions, the golden cat, bongo, forest antelope, eland and spotted and melanistic serval cats, African Elephant, spotted hyena, cape buffalo, warthog, zebra, bushbuck, reedbuck, Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, African wild cat, African civet cat, blue duiker,red Duiker and Suni. Some birds might be spotted during the game drive like the Jackson's Francolin, sparry hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and Aberdare Cisticola , plovers Tacazze sunbird,Golden-winged sunbird, emerald green Malachite Sunbird, the tiny double collared Sunbird , Scaly Francolins , Ayres' Hawk Eagles, Mountain Buzzard, Rufous-breasted Sparrow Hawk and African Goshawk ,Mountain or Hill Chat, Augur Buzzard, Slender-billed Chestnut-wing Starling and White-naped Raven. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 7: Aberdare National Park to Lake Nakuru
After breakfast you will transfer to Lake Nakuru. In the afternoon visit the lake and see the pink flamingoes. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 8: Full day game viewing
After breakfast you will go for a game drive where you will spot animals like lions , leopards, Rothschild's giraffes, black rhinos, elands, hyena, mongooses , African wild cats, civet cats, silver-backed jackals ,bat-eared foxes , Defassa waterbucks, ,impalas, buffalos, zebras, warthogs, dik-diks, duikers , klipspringers, bushbucks , reedbucks , hippo , rock hyrax, baboons, vervet monkeys , black and white colobus and Cheetahs and birds like the flamingoes , white pelicans, cormorants , African fish eagles, white winged black tern, avocet, black winged stilt, cattle egret, great white egret, ducks, hammerkop, yellow billed stork, sacred and Hadada ibis, Egyptian goose, blacksmith plover, sandpipers, grey heron, African spoonbill, African snipe, king fishers and African Jacana, ostrich, secretary bird, marabou stork, ground hornbill, Guinea fowls, starlings, ox pecker, bee eaters, fiscal shrike, Kori bustard, martial eagle, European roller, drongo, mourning dove, augur buzzard, yellow necked spurfowl and tawny eagle. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 9: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara.
After breakfast drive back to Masai Mara national Park. In the afternoon after lunch you can visit the Masai community. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 10: Full day game viewing
After breakfast you will go for a full day of game viewing where you will spot animals like the wildebeests, zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson's gazelle, leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetah, jackal, bat-eared foxes, Black rhino and bat-eared foxes and birds like lilac breasted roller, eagles, vultures, ostriches, storks and vultures. You will have picnic lunch. You can also take a hot air balloon but this is optional. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 11: Amboseli national park
After breakfast drive back to Nairobi where you will have lunch and later transfer to Amboseli national park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 12: Full day game viewing
After breakfast you will for a game drive where you will spot animals like the Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, Nocturnal Porcupine, Lions, gazelle, hyena, jackal, wildebeest, baboon buffalo, wildebeest, impala and warthog,  caracal, black faced vervet monkey and yellow baboon. Some birds might be spotted during the game drive like the pelicans, bee-eaters, kingfishers, crakes, hammerkops, Yellow-throated, chestnut-bellied and black-faced, Taita falcon, yellow weaver bird, Taveta golden weaver and superb starling. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 13: Amboseli National Park to Tsavo west National Park. 150km 3hours
After breakfast you will drive to Tsavo West National Park. On arrival you will go for a game drive where you will spot animals like the leopard, cheetah, buffalo, black rhino, elephant, giraffe, lesser kudu, waterbuck, eland, gerenuk, impala, zebra, lion, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik dik , lion, bush baby, hippo, hartebeast, impala, klipspringer, fringe eared Oryx, steinbok, suni, aardwolf and baboons and birds like the duller Fischer's starling, hornbills bustards, sunbirds , weaver-birds parrots, barbets , eagles, vultures, ostriches, storks ,vultures, Kori bustard, crested francolins, yellow-necked spurfowls ,vulturine, Red-billed hornbills, marabou storks ,superb starlings ,eagles, owls, kites, goshawks, sparrow hawks, pelicans, herons, hamerkops and  kingfisher. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 14: Tsavo West National Park- Tsavo East National Park
After breakfast you will have a game drive and later transfer to Tsavo East National Park. On arrival you will have lunch and later relax the rest of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 15:  Full day game viewing Tsavo East National Park
To day you will have a morning and afternoon game drive. During the game drive you will spot animals like the lion, black rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard cheetah, zebras, giraffes, serval, antelopes, kongoni, lesser kudu, oryx, klipspringer, impala, stripped hyena, water buck, kudu, gerenuk, hunters’ hartebeest, gazelles, black rhinos. And birds like the black kite, crowned crane, lovebird and the sacred ibis, ostrich, kestrels, buzzards, African skimmers, goshawks, red and yellow bishops, palm nut vultures and the white-headed buffalo weavers. Ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, starlings, weaver birds, kingfishers, hornbills’ secretary birds and herons amy be spotted. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 16: Transfer back to Nairobi
Breakfast and the drive back to Nairobi

 

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