Short Tour Description
An adventure wildlife safari to the scenic scrubland of Samburu – this safari gives a great insight into Kenya’s diverse landscapes then to the worlds famous Bird Sanctuary of Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara- Kenya’s most popular game park, with the possibility of seeing all the big five and many other species of game. This is where the great wildebeest migration is a spectacle to behold for any would be visitor to Kenya mainly in July to September of each year.
Day 1: Nairobi-Samburu National Reserve
The 7-Day Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari starts with collection from your pre-tour hotel in Nairobi at 7:30 in the morning.
Your guide tells you more about the journey ahead before we set off. Leaving Nairobi we head north via the shoulder of Africa’s second largest mountain, Mount Kenya, making our way to the Samburu Game Reserve. Arriving at our first lodge we have lunch and embark on our first wildlife adventure – an exciting afternoon game drive in Samburu.
Day 2: National Reserve
Full day spent exploring the park. Dinner and overnight at samburu Sopa Lodgelion1
The highlights of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries.
Day 3: Nairobi-Samburu National Reserve
We depart the lodge soon after break fast and proceed to Lake Nakuru National park. Game is viewed as we exit the park. Lunch enroute followed by an afternoon game drives as the pick lake. Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented camp
Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake on the edges of Nakuru town and lies a distance of 160 kilometers from Nairobi. The lake is world famous as home to millions of flamingoes. The number of flamingoes depends on the water level which determines the quantity of algae on which the birds feed. Flamingoes are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes whenever the water level is low. The National Park surrounds the lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingoes as well as provide sanctuary for endangered species such as the rhino.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru-Maasai Mara
We depart from the lodge after breakfast and travel south towards the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, in southwest Kenya.
We drive through beautiful savannah grasslands and plains of the Great Rift Valley making our way to our next overnight accommodation, in a private conservancy near Masai Mara. Arriving at our luxury tented camp on the banks of a river, we settle in for a peaceful night under starry African skies.
Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve
The next two days are spent embarking on exhilarating game viewing drives in Masai Mara.
On clear days, the Masai Mara offers fantastic orange-tinged sunsets worth capturing on camera. The Mara reserve covers 1510km² of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodlands, following the meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal as an iconic savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife.
An optional hot-air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost.
After our action-packed day of wildlife sightings on the scenic plains of Africa, we return to our tented camp for dinner. Fall asleep in the comfort of your tented room, listening to the sounds of nature.
Day 6: Masai Mara Reserve
We spend another full day exploring the spectacular Masai Mara Park. Wherever you go in the Mara Reserve you will see an abundance of wildlife, such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat-eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, and wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos. It is common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but are still reasonably common.
Day 7: Maasai Mara- Nairobi
Morning game drive then return to the campsite for breakfast. We drive back through the Masai town of Narok and stop for some souvenir shopping, before continuing across the plains to Nairobi where the safari ends.