Five Day Royal Tree Safari

Five Day Royal Tree Safari

Short Overview

"She went up a tree as a princess and came down as a queen"

Named for its connection to the British Monarchy, the Royal Tree Safari takes you to the same Treetops Hotel where Queen Elizabeth II was staying when she found out she had become Queen of the British Commonwealth.

In addition to spending a night in this luxurious hotel and enjoying its view of Aberdares National Park, you'll also go on game drives in Lake Nakuru and on the Maasai Mara.

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Details of Five Day Royal Tree Safari


Departing from Nairobi after breakfast. Along the way, you'll pass through the pineapple plantations of Thika before arriving in the town of Nyeri for lunch at the Outspan Hotel.

After lunch, you'll transfer to the world-famous Treetops Lodge in the hotel's own safari vehicle. You'll take only an overnight bag to the Treetops, as the rest of your belongings are put under lock and key at the base hotel.

Built at the head of an ancient elephant migration trail that stretches from the Aberdare Ranges to Mt. Kenya, the Treetops Hotel is afforded a spectacular view of an active waterhole regularly visited by elephants, rhinoceros, buffalos, bushbucks, waterbucks, and more. You'l have a leisurely afternoon to relax on the deck and observe the waterhole. Even the evening provides you with game-viewing opportunities, as the waterhole is lit by floodlights.

You'll enjoy dinner at the lodge and overnight there.


You'll be transferred back to the base hotel to collect your belongings after breakfast, and then it's time for a drive down into the Great Rift Valley for your visit to the Lake Nakuru National Park.

Once famous for its flamingo population, Lake Nakuru National Park is now the place to see both black and white rhinoceros, large herds of Cape Buffalo, rowdy troops of baboons, and both leopards and lions.

You'll get to experience the park after lunch at your lodge, with a leisurely afternoon to evening game drive taking you on a tour of the park's highlights.


It wouldn't be a safari in Kenya without a visit to its most famous park, and you'll depart for the world-renowned Masai Mara immediately after breakfast.

Part of the vast Serengeti plains, the Maasai Mara plays host to a chapter of the famous Wildebeest Migration each year as 1.7 million wildebeest and more than 500,000 zebras and antelopes cross the swollen Mara River in hopes of finding safety on the Masai Mara's sweeping plains. Even when the Wildebeest Migration is not occuring, you'll still have the chance to see the entire Big Five as well as Kenya's largest variety of animal life.

After lunch at your lodge, you'll head out for an afternoon and sunset game drive in search of big cats, elephants, giraffes, and more.


Wake before the dawn for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a Maasai Mara sunrise. After a quick cup of coffee, you'll head out into the park to watch as the sun sets fire to the savannah and the big cats take advantage of the morning cool to search for a meal.

Alternatively, you can take to the skies with a hot air balloon safari that will see you soar above all of the action before setting down on the plains for a champagne breakfast among the wildlife. Ask your safari expert about adding a hot air balloon adventure to your safari.

You'll then return to your lodge for a late breakfast before packing a picnic lunch and heading back out into the park for a day-long exploration of the Maasai Mara. You may also opt to relax at your lodge in the morning, enjoy lunch on site, and then head out again in the afternoon once the weather has cooled off a bit.


You'll bid farewell to the Masai Mara as you return to Nairobi. You'll then be transferred to the airport or to your hotel.


Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1 - NAIROBI - ABERDARES Lunch at Outspan Hotel, overnight in Treetops Lodge. (L,D)

  • DAY 2 - ABERDARES - LAKE NAKURU Game drive. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3 - LAKE NAKURU - MAASAI MARA Game drive. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 4 - MAASAI MARA Full day game drive, optional balloon safari. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 5 - MAASAI MARA - NAIROBI Transfer. (B)

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner


  • Overnight in the world-famous Treetops Hotel.

  • See rhinos and buffalo at Lake Nakuru National Park.

  • Big 5 and Wildebeest Migration at Maasai Mara.

  • Full day in the world-famous Maasai Mara.

  • Optional hot air balloon safari.

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World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
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We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.