7 Days, 6 Nights: Samburu – Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara – Nairobi

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Our 7 days 6 nights safari takes you through the central part of Kenya enjoying the spectacular views of the Kikuyu settlements and coffee plantations. Driving further north across the equator travel to the rugged landscapes of Samburu National Reserve.

Day 1. Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve

This morning we travel by road to Kenya’s northern frontier. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe to Grevy’s zebras and Beisa oryxes. We also enjoy Larsens Tented Camp or Samburu Intrepids Camp, our luxurious hostelry set beneath a canopy of acacia trees along the banks of the river.

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2. Samburu Game Reserve

Dawn breaks in golden bands as we start our day in the bush by scanning the river from our tent’s veranda with a cup of steaming coffee in hand. Before the dew is off the grass, we’re off in pursuit of the elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands. And so the day is spent in alternating pursuits of exploration in the bush and relaxation in our cozy camp.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3. Samburu – Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart in the morning and drive to the floor of the Rift Valley – to Lake Nakuru National Park making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls. Arrive at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Sarova Lion Hill in time for lunch. Afternoon, conduct a ‘Spice’ game drive. The Lake is famous for flamingos as well as over 400 other species of birds. In addition, many species of game can be found in the Park including the introduced Rothschild’s giraffe, black and White Rhino, Waterbuck, Reed buck, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Baboon and many species of plains game.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4. Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve

Breakfast at the lodge then drive via the Great Rift Valley to arrive in Masai Mara in time for lunch at your Lodge or Camp. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe; over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see Lions, Rhinos, Hippos, Crocodiles, Giraffe, Wildebeests, Zebras, Buffalo, Warthogs, Hyenas, and Jackals, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Leopard and a variety of antelopes.

It is in the Mara that the most spectacular event of the natural wonders of the world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Behind their heels are predators of the savanna – Lion, Cheetah, and Wild dog, Jackal, Hyena and Vultures. Depart for an afternoon ‘Spice’ game drive until dusk.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5 & Day 6. Masai Mara Game Reserve

We spend two full days in the Masai Mara on morning and afternoon ‘Spice’ game drives. The trees in the distance might turn out to be a family of Giraffes. Those clump of bushes a pride of Lions, and the rock that moves a Rhino lumbering out of your way. With diligence and some luck, you may encounter a family of Cheetahs, or a herd of Elephants crossing the path in front of you. Large animals are not the only entertainment – a family of warthogs may amuse you, running as fast as their little legs will carry them, until they forget why they are rushing and stop to regroup.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 7. Masai Mara – Nairobi

Another early morning ‘Spice’ game drive in Mara, then depart after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving early afternoon. Drop at your hotel or transfer to the airport for onward flight home.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

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