Day 3: Mount Kenya - Lake Elementaita
Morning departure to Lake Elementaita arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire - blue Lake Elementeita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate, the small and exclusive Lake Elementeita Serena Camp opened in July 2011. This area of breathtaking beauty, also home to many rare species of animals, is less than two hours' drive from Nairobi. Evocatively styled to echo the area's rich history, the camp blends aristocratic elegance with modern luxury and will offer cuisine and service of fittingly high standards. The nomadic Maasai had passed through the area for centuries and the name Elementeita derives from the Maasai Ol muteita for place of dust. Then in 1897 one of the first pioneers arrived, after walking over 1,000 km south from Berbera on the coast of Somalia. This was the third Baron Delamere, who dedicated his foresight and fortune to pioneering farming methods in the Rift Valley. He moved to Elementeita in 1906, where he further experimented with sheep and cattle ranching, advised and assisted by the Maasai with whom he had a great rapport. He named his farm Soysambu, Maasai for "striated rock" Sambu is also a cow color. Today's Soysambu is a 48,000 acre Wildlife Conservancy, also a Ramsar site a wetland of international importance. The alkaline lake's rocky islands are the only . Dinner and Overnight at Lake Elementaita Serena.
Days 4 - 5 - 6: Lake Elementaita - Maasai Mara
Depart to the Maasai Mara enroute game dive arriving in time for lunch at the Lodge located at the very centre of the famous Mara Triangle' of the world - renown Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge is the ultimate safari destination. Set high on a bush - cloaked hill with long views over the savannah and down to the winding coils of the hippo - filled Mara River, it stands centre - stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas, with a ringside seat for the greatest wildlife show on earth', the legendary migration of the wildebeest. Styled to echo the circular motif of a traditional Maasai manyatta, the lodge blends international sophistication with raw African beauty, while featuring twin rows of individual rooms, each with its own view of the famous Mara River. The central bar and dining areas enjoy spectacular views, as does the rock - surround swimming pool. Each luxuriously - presented room is accommodated in its own stand - alone modular unit, with uninterrupted views, private balcony and spacious seating area. Activities include three daily game drives in custom - built traditional safari vehicles, sundowners' in the bush, breakfast by the hippo pools, balloon safaris and exotic Maasai bush suppers. Word renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of the greatest wildlife show on earth', the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya's most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania's renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire. Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world's most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas. Three days in Mara, with the option of visiting the Maasai village at an extra cost and get to learn their culture and be entertained with songs and dances. Dinner and Overnight at Mara.