The Aberdare National Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Range of central Kenya and the Aberdare Salient to their east. Rhino Ark is a charity devoted to the protection of this critical habitat area.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Aberdares
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
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Day 1

Nairobi – Aberdares
0800 hrs – From Nairobi, take a 2.5 hour drive to the Aberdares Country Club. You pass through the industrial town of Thika and the intensely cultivated farms of the central Kenya. You relax at the Club before lunch is served at 1300 hrs. At 1500 hrs you are transferred in a lodge vehicle to The Ark, one of the two famous tree hotels in the Aberdares National Park.
Aberdares National Park has a diverse topography that includes icy rivers, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests. The flora and fauna is quite unique and is not found elsewhere in the country, expect on Mount Kenya. Leopard, elephant, waterbuck, reedbuck, dikdik, rhino and the rare bongo can all be found here. You are sure to see elephants, buffalos and some other animals at the floodlit waterholes of The Ark. Birdlife is also plentiful, including the monkey eating crowned eagle.
Dinner and overnight at The Ark
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Day 2

Aberdares –Lake Nakuru
After breakfast at the Ark, transfer back to the Aberdare Country Club. Then drive to Lake Nakuru in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. At 1530 hrs proceed for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge
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Day 3

Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara
After breakfast we depart Lake Nakuru to arrive at Maasai Mara in time for lunch at Mara Sarova Camp. 1530 hrs- go for an afternoon game drive till dusk.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Sarova Camp
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Day 4

Maasai Mara
0630 hrs – early morning game drive in the vast plains of the park. Return to the lodge for breakfast. You spend the rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch at the lodge you proceed at 1500 hrs for an afternoon game drive till dusk. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sarova Camp
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Day 5

Maasai Mara – Nairobi
0630 hrs- Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.
After breakfast return to Nairobi arriving around 1300 hrs.