Samburu’s little desert safari surprises you with worldwide wonders like Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Elephants, Lions, and Cheetahs. Kingfisher, Sunbird, Bee-eater, Marabou Stork, Bateleur, Palm-nut Vulture and long-necked gerenuk will craft your delightful holiday while splendid Mount Ol Olokwe spills stunning colours in it. Sweetwaters welcome you for a private visit with the tame animals like chimps at the wildlife orphanage while Lake Nakuru hosts a flamingo party for your holiday! Its black and white rhinos wave you farewell before you enter the Masai Mara’s region of the big five kings of African wildlife. Summon your luck for a crocodile’s wink at your Mara River’s picnic.
Day 1: Nairobi – Transfer to Samburu
You will be picked from your Nairobi hotel by our driver. Immediately depart for Samburu passing through the equator line to Samburu land. Arrive with a short game drive en route to the lodge/camp for lunch. After lunch, relax before a game drive at 4:00 p.m. Samburu Park has unique residents including the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich.
Overnight: Ashnil/Sarova/Intrepids Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Samburu – Full day
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of unique northern Kenya species such as the reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, and the long-necked gerenuk. Much of the reserve consists of a desert landscape; dusty red plains broken by thorny scrub, featuring dramatic views of tabletop Mt Ol Olokwe on the horizon. All meals are taken at the lodge/camp. Overnight: Ashnil/Sarova/Intrepids Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Samburu – Transfer to Sweetwaters
Depart Samburu after breakfast arriving in time for lunch at Sweetwaters Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a beautiful private game reserve and home to rare species such as Beisa oryx, Rothschild’s giraffe and black rhino. Game drives here reveal the full range of African wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and hippo. Enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage. Observe chimps at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary as well. Overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4: Sweetwaters – Transfer to Lake Nakuru
Have breakfast then depart for Lake Nakuru arriving before lunchtime. Later afternoon game drive to see one of the largest ornithological spots, Flamingo, and a variety of wildlife not forgetting the famous white Rhino and black rhino found in this park. Overnight: Sarova/Mbweha Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Transfer to Masai Mara
After breakfast leave Lake Nakuru for Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch. You will have a game drive as you head to the camp for lunch. Another game drive will be at 4 p.m. Look out for Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo. Overnight: Sarova/Serena/Fairmont Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 & 7: Masai Mara – Full day game drives
These 2 whole days will be spent with morning and afternoon game drives that lead one to some of Africa’s largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. In between game drives, there will be picnic lunch along the banks of Mara River. Overnight: Sarova/Serena/Fairmont Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8: Maasai Mara – Transfer to Nairobi
Have breakfast at the lodge depart for Nairobi to arrive by lunchtime. Upon arrival, you will be driven to the Carnivore Restaurant for lunch. Afterwards, drop off at airport for flight back home or hotel of your choice.
Alternatively, spend the afternoon visiting Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen or Kazuri Beads to buy souvenirs. All these are optional. Later, you can have dinner which is followed by a drop off at the airport for your flight back home or hotel of your choice.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
The Tour Safari Package Price Includes:
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari.
- Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
- Accommodation in double/twin/triple room sharing.
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes and service of English, French or Spanish speaking professional driver/guide.
- Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
- Exclusive transport in a safari tour mini bus 4 x 4 with a game viewing roof
- International flights from home and back
- Tips & porterage
- Visa fees (if applicable)
- Travel insurance
- Other personal