Safaris

There are so many safaris that you can pick and choose from, or bolt together to form your complete holiday.

7 Day Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara

Destinations: Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Crater Lake Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve
Highlights: Scenery of northern Kenya, Rift Valley Lakes, big five, northern five, wildebeest migration (July - October), birdlife


Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve
Depart Nairobi heading north past pineapple and banana plantations and the Tana River to the fertile Mt Kenya region. You will pass tea and coffee farms, citrus orchards and many regional towns bustling with day-to-day activity. Stop on route for photos at the Equator, and then lunch and refreshments before proceeding to Samburu National Reserve. After check in, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park. Return to accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Samburu National Reserve is part of three small adjoining reserves that lie on either side of the Northern Ewaso Ngiro River. The semi-arid landscape is spectacular and the vegetation is made up of palms, woodland along the river, acacia woodland and dusty scrubland. Not only can you see the some of the big five, but also other species which are not present in Kenya’s southern parks including the oryx, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra. Bird life is also abundant here with different species of eagles, pygmy falcons, sand grouse and large flocks of crazy guinea fowl. Be prepared for hot temperatures, as they regularly reach 40 centigrade in the day, even if it rains.

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Day 2: Samburu National Reserve
Depart on an early game drive to try to spot the early risers in the park before returning for breakfast. After breakfast you can choose to relax at your accommodation or undertake a full day game drive in Shaba or Bufallo Springs. Return to accommodation for meals and overnight.

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Day 3: Samburu National Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park
Rise early for a game drive, then return for breakfast and check out. Depart for Nakuru, stopping for picnic lunch enroute. On the way you can stop for views of the beautiful Thomson Falls. Arrive late afternoon in Nakuru for dinner and overnight.

Lake Nakuru is famous for the thousands of flamingo that seasonally inhabit the shores of the lake. The park has been successful habitat for introducing endangered species including black rhino, white rhino, Rothchild giraffe and the elusive leopard - all of which are frequently seen on game drives. You can spot these along with buffalo, lion, zebra, waterbuck, gazelle, impala, hyrax and hippo.

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Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, depart for a morning exploring Lake Nakuru National Park, before departing for Lake Naivasha. Arrive at Elsamere for in time for lunch, home to the late Joy and George Adamson, of ‘Born Free’ fame. This is now a conservation centre and museum where you will enjoy a delicious lunch in their beautiful gardens. You may even have the pleasure of the company of a family of black and white colobus monkeys, as well as a variety of birds – who also have a sweet tooth! After lunch you will enjoy an hour-long boat ride on Lake Naivasha (or Lake Olodian) where you can spot hippos as well as a variety of birds common to this area. Proceed to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

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Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, depart Lake Naivasha for the Masai Mara. Initially you will head around the lake, and then turn west along the floor of the Great Rift Valley. After a stop in the Maasai town of Narok for fuel, supplies and lunch, proceed to the Masai Mara Game Reserve where you will enjoy an afternoon game drive before returning to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. And don’t forget the Masai Mara is not fenced and that you can look out for animals not long after departing Narok.

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Day 6: Masai Mara
Enjoy a full day game viewing with picnic lunch on the Mara River over-looking the Hippo Pools and the savannah. One of Kenya’s premier reserves, the Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and world famous for the spectacular migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra during the months of July to October. The Mara is also rich in resident game with over 95 species recorded including the ‘Big Five’ - elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino - as well as giraffe, cheetah, hyena and numerous species of antelope. The Reserve is also rich in birdlife with over 480 species. Return to accommodation for dinner and overnight.

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Day 7: Masai Mara Reserve – Nairobi
Wake for breakfast and enjoy the mornings’ game drive. Mid morning depart for Nairobi stopping for lunch enroute. You will arrive in Nairobi around 17:00.

Meals: breakfast, lunch
Options1 PAX2 PAX3 PAX4+ PAX
 Camping2370 1430 1120 970 
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 Park Fees410 410 410 410 


* Prices are Per Person in (USD). Add the price and the fees.

  • Countries: Kenya
  • Days: 7
  • Nights: 6
  • Transport: Drive
  • Code: KS703
  • Included: Transport to/from Nairobi, park entry fees, campsite fees and accommodation, guide, meals while on safari, 1 hour boat ride.
  • Not Included: Personal insurance, visas, sleeping bag, items of a personal nature, tips, drinks.
  • Don't Forget: Sleeping bag, sunhat, sunscreen, insect repellent, warm fleece, torch, camera, binoculars, swimming items and drinking water.
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