Day 2: Kenya Highlands; B,L,D
Depart on safari after breakfast. Leave Nairobi, heading north through a patchwork of coffee plantations and small farms towards the Aberdare mountains located in the Kenya highlands. Gaining altitude, the scenery becomes more lush, the air cooler and the roadside becomes a fascinating ribbon of small shops and stallholders. Stop en route at Karatina market. Continue deep into the forests of the Aberdares for overnight at The Ark forest lodge. Safe in the comfort of the lodge, guests can observe the animals gathering to drink at the floodlit waterhole until well into the night. with luck, it may be possible to see elephant and rhino vying for the same piece of salt deposit while Buffalo, water buck, wart hog, bush buck, dik-dik and perhaps the rare kudu wait their turn.