DAY 1: NAIROBI-SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
This morning depart by road from to buffalo spring game reserve Samburu Game Reserve – the Kenya’s rugged, semi-arid of the Northern Eastern Province. Lunch will be served on your way to Samburu., afternoon game viewing drives in the game reserve. Dinner and overnight stay at Umoja Camp (L, D),
Samburu National Reserve
A place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, Samburu National Reserve lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana and beyond. Physically dramatic, the 104 sq kilometre landscape of the Reserve features rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry river beds and fallen boulders rising out of the thorn scrub against a backdrop of the far-distant hills and the great red table mountain known as Lololokwi. As for wildlife, Samburu provides one of the few sanctuaries in Kenya for the endangered Grevy’s zebra, the rare beisa oryx and the blue-shanked Somali ostrich whilst large herds of elephant roam the gaunt hills during the day before returning to bathe on the banks of the river in the evening.
DAY 2: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
After breakfast morning and afternoon game viewing drive in the Samburu game reserve. The surrounding terrain is renowned for rare game, -long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and the Beisa Oryx. Leopard is the frequent passer-by. Game drives and bird watching safaris are the ideal way to experience the native wildlife in its natural splendor. Meals and overnight stay at Umoja Camp (B, L, D),
DAY 3: SAMBURU TO NAIVASHA
Breakfast at the lodge/camp. This morning depart by road from Samburu to Lk. Naivasha passing via the Nyahururu Water Falls (Thompson Falls – commonly known as the T-falls!) stopping briefly. -Naivasha is a Masai name given to the area where the resort is located, denoting the characteristics of the lake including size and its tendency to roughness when windy. The history of the area has always been important as it formed the main route of the slave trade from Uganda and the highlands of Kenya, including in 1884, the Scottish explorer Joseph Thompson’s epic journey through Masai land – where he writes in his journals of his time in Naivasha. All meals and overnight at Taphe guest house Resort (B, L, D),
DAY 4: NAIVASHA –MASAI MARA
Today, around the shores of either of the Rift Valley Lakes NaivashaVisit the lake optional activities like boat ride are done here. After lunch proceed to Masai Mara afternoon game drive is guaranteed here.Dinner and overnight stay Echoro wildlife camp (B, L, D),
DAY 5: MASAI MARA FULL DAY
The Masai Mara is the Jewel in the Crown of East Africa, forever to be associated with vast numbers of game – the greatest wildlife experience of all. Year round the Masai Mara Reserve is host to an enormous concentration of animals, boosted by the famous wildebeest and zebra migration during July/August/October.
All the Big Cats, Elephant, Black Rhino and thousands of plains game spread out before you – it’s better than the Discovery Channel because you are part of the spectacle. The birds are fantastic – from the giant Martial Eagle, to the ground Hornbill and a myriad of other diverse species. The Mara is undoubtedly Hollywood Africa, grass plains interspersed with Migunga and Croton thickets, rolling hills and small kopjes, islands in the sea of grass abound. Small rivers feed massive fig trees on their banks. This is the northernmost extension of the Serengeti ecosystem and is a microhabitat in its own right.
Here during the months of July to December you witness the spectacle of the migration of a million and a half Wildebeest and Zebra, with all their attendant carnivores, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena and possibly Wild Dog. The rest of the year is no less exciting as the Lion and Leopard remain resident and are commonly seen hunting plains game that include Thompson and Grants Gazelle, Coke’s Hartebeest, Topi, Eland, Waterbuck, great herds of Wildebeest and groups of the chestnut coated Impala.
On this morning, you will leave the lodge/camp with your packed lunch after a hot breakfast. Spend the full day game viewing and exploring the park in search of the Big 5 with a picnic lunch with the hippos and crocodiles at the Hippo Pool i.e. the Mara River famous for the great migration. Dinner and overnight stay at Enchoro wildlife camp Meal Plan (B, L, D),
DAY 6: MASAI MARA TO NAKURU
Early breakfast at the Hotel/lodge later leave masai mara for Nakuru National Park The landscape surrounding Lake Nakuru includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a euphorbia forest on the eastern perimeter. Arriving late in the evening.
Lake Nakuru National Park is also home to the Kenyan Rhino Conservation Project – and so is an excellent place to see rhino. The best view of the lake is from Baboon Cliffs. Set on a plateau in the Rift Valley, overlooking one of the world’s greatest ornithological spectacles. The panoramic view from the hill reveals a shimmering pink glow across the Lake, created by millions of flamingos, pelicans and marabou storks; the landscape blossoms natural foliage and a startling variety of flower gardens. Dinner and overnight stay at Lanet matt fam resort
DAY 7: LAKE NAKURU TO AMBOSELI
Early Morning breakfast followed by gamedrive at the Lake, late after lunch leave Nakuru for Amboseli National Park via Nairobi for lunch. After lunch proceed with your journey driving through the magnificent scenery and herds of wild animals to Amboseli National Park. The park lies at the base of snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro and is renowned for its large population of huge red/elephants. Amboseli is in the centre of Masai land. Arriving late in the evening . Dinner and overnight stay at Kimana tented camp
DAY 8: AMBOSELI -NAIROBI
Morning breakfast, proceed for game viewing drive en route back to Nairobi , Drop you at the airport to catch your flight to Zanzibar or connect a public bus to Mombasa or go to Mombasa by train on your own
KEY: (B.L.D): B: Breakfast, L: Lunch & D: Dinner
Included in the Safari Package:
• Experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable driver-guides
• Return-airport-transfers plus “meet and greet” services on arrival (JKIA)
• All the game drives (morning $ evening) picnic lunches
• Transport by 4×4 full time wheel drive
• All park Entry fees and special events as noted in the itinerary
• The unbeatable and cumulative experience of our staff
• Full board 7nights 8Days’ accommodation on safari
• All the park entrance fees everywhere + the game drive as per safari itinerary
• Drinking mineral water throughout the safari
• Emergency flying doctors evacuation cover up to a radius of 1000-km ex-Nairobi
• All applicable taxes & government tolls
• Tips to the driver/guide
• Expenses of personal nature…alcohol drinks, laundry etc