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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve

Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve

Once we’ve picked you up from the airport, hotel, or residence, we will drive you north through central Kenya. The picturesque countryside will be a lovely introduction to the country as you watch everyday life played out in the towns and villages that line the roads.

Upon entering Samburu, you will immediately have the opportunity to start spotting the stunning animals you have come to visit. This short game drive will take you to your accommodation in the park, and after lunch, a more extensive game drive will be undertaken.

Samburu boasts riverine forests and a landscape you won’t encounter again as you progress through your safari. This is your first chance to explore and become acquainted with the fauna of these grasslands.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge.

Main Destination:
Samburu National Reserve
Best Time To Visit June to September and January to February
High Season December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather June and December (Cool and fresh after rain)

Wildlife in Samburu NR

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
ZebraCommon
LionOccasional
LeopardOccasional
BuffaloOccasional
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HippoOccasional
HyenaOccasional
Accommodation:
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Samburu NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Full-Day Samburu National Reserve

Full-Day Samburu National Reserve

Enjoy breakfast and head out for a full-day game drive in Samburu National Reserve. Samburu’s landscape is dominated by the volcano of the same name, which will be the backdrop to your exploration of this park.

The neighboring park of Shaba will also form part of your day’s game drive, with a challenging landscape that will add to the genuine African safari experience. The rugged park, dotted with trees and characterized by rolling grasslands, hosts beautiful landscapes where nature plays out her cycles.

Lunch will be served picnic style to ensure you get as much of the day within the parks as possible.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge.

Main Destination:
Samburu National Reserve
Accommodation:
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Samburu NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Samburu National Reserve - Aberdare National Park

Samburu National Reserve - Aberdare National Park

Your day will start early with a game drive through Samburu before breakfast. You will have the chance to see the transition from darkness to daytime across the savanna, with the animals of the day awakening while the nocturnal creatures return to their slumber. As you leave Samburu, you can say farewell to the reserve as you take a game drive toward the exit. You will arrive at Aberdares National Park in time for lunch, preceded by another game drive.

Your afternoon will consist of a trip across the park to Ark. The decks and balconies of this place overlook a watering hole and salt lick, so there is plenty of wildlife to watch. There are over 250 bird species in this park, many on display here, along with elephants, hippos, waterbuck, and plenty more.

To round off the day, you will return to the Ark Lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Aberdare National Park
Best Time To Visit June to September and December to February (Driest months)
High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather June to September and December to February (Less rain)

Wildlife in Aberdare NP

ElephantCommon
BuffaloCommon
HyenaCommon
LionVery Rare
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ZebraNone
HippoNone
Accommodation:
The Ark
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Aberdare NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Aberdare National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park

Aberdare National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park

Another early start will again allow you to hear the dawn chorus as day breaks over the plains of Africa and awakens the animals. After breakfast, you will head out through the Great African Rift Valley and make your way to Lake Nakuru National Park. Here, you have high chances of seeing both white and black rhinos, critically endangered yet making their homes and continuing their species’ legacy in the park.

An afternoon game drive will also take in the lake this park is named for. Massive flocks of flamingos feed and nest here; they arrive in such numbers that the water becomes obscured by the shades of pink and magenta of the animals displayed across the water.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.

Main Destination:
Lake Nakuru National Park
Best Time To Visit June to February (Best for wildlife viewing; little rain)
High Season July to February (The park gets very busy)
Best Weather June to February (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Nakuru NP

GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
Black RhinoOccasional
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LionOccasional
LeopardOccasional
HyenaOccasional
WildebeestVery Rare
Accommodation:
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara National Reserve

Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara National Reserve

On this safari day, you will wake up for early morning breakfast, check out, and set off for Masai Mara National Reserve, which is approximately a 4-5 hour drive. You'll arrive in time for lunch and check-in. Later in the afternoon, You'll head out for an afternoon game drive at the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, home to the eighth wonder of the world, the Great wildebeest migration. Here, we'll be looking for many animals, such as lions, leopards, Masai giraffes, lions, cape buffalos, cheetahs, Elephants, and many more.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Sarova Mara Camp.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Best Time To Visit June to October (For general wildlife viewing) and August to October (For wildebeest migration)
High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Masai Mara NR

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
CheetahCommon
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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BuffaloCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Sarova Mara Game Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located inside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Full-Day Masai Mara National Reserve

Full-Day Masai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy an early morning breakfast, as today shall be a game-viewing extravaganza! We shall traverse the Masai Mara reserve on a full day of unlimited game viewing, encountering the big five and more of the lesser game. Masai Mara Game Reserve remains the most exciting wildlife ecosystem in the Natural world. It hosts the highest and most varied concentration of wild animals than any other regional wildlife park. The scenic appeal of the tree-studded savannah plains, the moderate climate, and the diversity of wild game species make it a one-stop shop for game-viewing activities.

Picnic lunch shall be by the Mara River as we watch hippos & crocodiles or maybe the great migration (July – October)

Dinner and overnight stay at the Sarova Mara Camp.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation:
Sarova Mara Game Camp
  • Luxury tented camp located inside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

After a leisurely breakfast at your lodge/camp, your dedicated driver guide will assist you with the checkout process and proceed to Nairobi – Kenya’s colorful capital city. On the way, your guide will point out the Longonot extinct volcano, a strato volcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. It is thought to have last erupted in the 1860s, and its name is derived from the Maasai word Oloonong’ot, meaning “mountains of many spurs” or “steep ridges. “

You can drive via Naivasha for lunch/excursions at an extra cost, go straight to Nairobi, or go back to the capital and later transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your back home.

Main Destination:
Nairobi (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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