7 days 6 nights safari from Nairobi
DAY 1 NAIROBI – SAMBURU GAME RESERVE. Pick up from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta international airport or Nairobi city hotel and depart for Samburu Game Reserve. Proceed to your safari camp or safari lodge for lunch After lunch, relax until 15:30hrs, time for the evening game drives. samburu national reserve derives its name from the Samburu people of Kenya who have lived in the area for many years. The Uaso Nyiro River cuts through this reserve, drawing a big population of Kenya animals to the park. The river bustles with activity from its huge population of Nile crocodile. The reserve's topography is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees, forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation. Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie "Born Free".The game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx. The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings. Other Kenyan wildlife present in the park includes cheetahs and lions, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos. Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches. Proceed back to your safari lodge or safari camp for diner and overnight stay.
DAY 2: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE.
Morning game drive before breakfast. After late breakfast relax until lunch. After lunch proceed on an evening game drive. Proceed back for diner and overnight stay at your safari camp or safari lodge.
DAY 3: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE TO ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK.
Depart after early breakfast for Aberdare National Park, arriving in time for lunch at lodge. Relax until 15:30hours time for afternoon game drives you will appreciate the topography which is quite diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. Animals easily observed in the park include; the Black Rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo- an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Animals like the eland and spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands. Proceed back to the safari lodge or safari camp for dinner and overnight stay
DAY 4: ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK.
Early morning breakfast, game drive then drive to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving around 12.00am proceeds to the safari lodge for lunch and check in. After noon game drive from around 1530 hrs in lake Nakuru national park.The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species. At around 1830hrs proceed back to camp/lodge of choice for diner and overnight stay.
DAY 5: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK TO MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE.
Early morning game drive before breakfast then drive along the Great Rift Valley, passing by the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot en route to Masai Mara Game Reserve. proceed to the safari camp/lodge for check in and lunch. After lunch, Afternoon game viewing in this fascinating wildlife paradise. You have a chance to spot; giraffes, elephants, monkeys, leopards, lions, gazelles and different bird’s species. Dinner and Overnight at your safari camp or safari lodge. DAY 6 MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE. Spend a whole day viewing wildlife in Masai Mara Game reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. Diner and overnight stay at the safari lodge or safari camp of choice.
DAY 7: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE - NAIROBI AIRPORT/ NAIROBI HOTEL/FLY TO MOMBASA.
An early morning game drives before breakfast then depart for Nairobi.