This safari features the arid beauty of Northern Kenya, the waters of Lake Nakuru – home to millions of flamingos, visit to Sweetwaters sanctuary and open plains of the Masai Mara, famous for its annual migration of wildebeest & zebra. Lake Naivasha offers excellent outdoor activities like boating. A perfect opportunity to spot the Big-5 and visit 5 completely different & unique areas. There is much to see in all this places from wildlife to fauna.
- Meet and greet services with assistance
- Complimentary authentic safari hats
- Transfers specified
- Exclusive use of Transport in a 4×4 Land Cruiser
- Meals as stated in the itinerary
- All park entry fees
- Complimentary bottled water in the vehicle
- Unlimited game viewing drives per day whilst on safari
- Services of English – Speaking safari driver guide
- All government taxes and levies where applicable
- Airfares and airport taxes
- Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions
- Drinks and all items of a personal nature
Day 1: Nairobi to Samburu Game Reserve
Pick up from Nairobi Hotel at around 0700hrs and drive to Samburu Game Reserve to arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game-viewing drive in the stark countryside which is an amazing sanctuary for Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, and other plains game. Meals and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp.
Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve
Depart for an early morning game-viewing drive returning for breakfast. The Samburu Game Reserve offers some of the finest game viewing opportunities. Rare animal species like the eland thrive and are in abundance in this region. Samburu is home to some fascinating wildlife, like the long necked gerenuk, which can reach a height of two metres by standing on its hind legs and elongating its neck. Mid-morning at leisure. Lunch is followed by another game –viewing drive returning for dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp.
Day 3: Samburu to Ol Pejeta Sweetwaters Conservancy
We will have breakfast and then go on a game drive as we exit the park and drive to the Mount Kenya region. Lunch will be at Sweetwater’s tented camp before we proceed on an afternoon game drive in Sweetwaters sanctuary. Sweetwaters is the only sanctuary for the rehabilitation of chimpanzees in Kenya. Two groups of these primates live in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. This is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area. Meals and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp.
Day 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. Lake Nakuru is famous for its seasonal pink Flamingoes and other aquatic birds. As well as seeing many large game animals such as Zebras, and gazelles, this is one of our best chances of seeing rhinos. Lake Nakuru National Park was the first place in Kenya selected as a rhino reserve. Here is one of the few places where we can see Rothschild’s giraffes. Meals and overnight at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha
Early morning game viewing drive. Have breakfast at our leisure before driving to Lake Naivasha. Boat rides can be organized by our guide within Lake Naivasha at a minimal cost payable directly. Meals and overnight will be at the Lake Naivasha Country Club.
Day 6: Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara Game Reserve
Drive via the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara Game Reserve, arriving in time for lunch. After refreshing, we will take an introductory game drive. Spend the afternoon on a game drive, returning before dusk for dinner and our overnight stay at Mara Serena Lodge, which is situated in an excellent location within the reserve. Full Board
Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Spend the full day exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big Five. Over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. We will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, elephants, and many kinds of antelopes. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the great migration. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna – lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas, and vultures. (Optional excursions available: hot air balloon or visit a Masai tribal village). Meals and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge or similar.
Day 8: Masai Mara to Nairobi
Enjoy our early morning game drive at Masai Mara National Reserve. Proceed to Nairobi, and then transfer to the airport for our onward flight.