6-Day Samburu, Lake Nakuru, and Masai Mara Safari

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Nairobi,Kenya to Nairobi,Kenya

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Head to the Northern Hemisphere through the Great Rift Valley towards the famous Maasai Mara Reserve. This tour samples all of the Big 5 areas, an awesome combination for nature, wildlife, history and great tales from the locals of the old days. Cross the Equator and experience an awesome view of Mount Kenya!
Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu NR (L/D)We depart Nairobi in the morning and drive south along the Central Kenya Highlands and arrive in Sarova Shaba Lodge in time for lunch. You can spend the afternoon swimming and relaxing before we set off for an evening game drive, your first taste of wildlife encounter.The Samburu National Reserve is also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting oryx calves. • Accommodation: Sarova Shaba LodgeDay 2: Samburu Full Day (B/L/D)After breakfast, we will depart for another morning game drive and return to the lodge for lunch followed by swimming, games, and relaxation. Late afternoon, we will set off this time, for an evening game drive until sunset to witness the serenity of this reserve. Samburu National Reserve exudes a peaceful aura that attracts animals and greatly because of the Ewaso Ng'iro river (meaning brown water) that runs through it and surrounded by acacia, riverine forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation. The Ewaso Ng'iro flows from the Kenyan highlands and empties into the famous Lorian Swamp. • Accommodation: Sarova Shaba LodgeDay 3: Samburu NR - Lake Nakuru NP (B/L/D)Enjoy breakfast at the lodge and then head out for an early morning game drive on your journey (approximately 4-5 hours) to Nakuru town. Stop off at Nyahururu for lunch, enjoy the scenery along the way. After check-in at Sarova Lion Hill, go on an evening game drive. • Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill LodgeDay 4: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara (B/L/D)Enjoy breakfast and then check-out of the lodge. Experience a morning game drive as we travel approximately 3-4 hours to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Along the way have a chance to stop and visit Lake Naivasha. Arrive and check in at Sopa Lodge for lunch, relax, freshen up and then head out for an evening game drive. • Accommodation: Mara Sopa LodgeDay 5: Masai Mara Full Day (B/L/D)After breakfast depart for a full day spent, viewing the great predators and explore the parks amazingly high concentration of wild animals. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. During the stay we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. • Accommodation: Mara Sopa LodgeDay 6: Masai Mara - Nairobi (B/L)After breakfast have a morning game drive exiting the park. Lunch will be served en route. You will also visit a souvenir market (if time allows). Later in the afternoon arrive in Nairobi where your safari will end.

What’s included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Driver/guide
  • All activities
  • All game viewing activities in a van with pop-up roof
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Breakfast on the first day of the tour
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu NR (L/D) We depart Nairobi in the morning and drive south along the Central Kenya Highlands and arrive in Sarova Shaba Lodge in time for lunch. You can spend the afternoon swimming and relaxing before we set off for an evening game drive, your first taste of wildlife encounter.The Samburu National Reserve is also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting oryx calves. • Accommodation: Sarova Shaba Lodge
Day 2: Samburu Full Day (B/L/D) After breakfast, we will depart for another morning game drive and return to the lodge for lunch followed by swimming, games, and relaxation. Late afternoon, we will set off this time, for an evening game drive until sunset to witness the serenity of this reserve. Samburu National Reserve exudes a peaceful aura that attracts animals and greatly because of the Ewaso Ng'iro river (meaning brown water) that runs through it and surrounded by acacia, riverine forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation. The Ewaso Ng'iro flows from the Kenyan highlands and empties into the famous Lorian Swamp. • Accommodation: Sarova Shaba Lodge
Day 3: Samburu NR - Lake Nakuru NP (B/L/D) Enjoy breakfast at the lodge and then head out for an early morning game drive on your journey (approximately 4-5 hours) to Nakuru town. Stop off at Nyahururu for lunch, enjoy the scenery along the way. After check-in at Sarova Lion Hill, go on an evening game drive. • Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara (B/L/D) Enjoy breakfast and then check-out of the lodge. Experience a morning game drive as we travel approximately 3-4 hours to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Along the way have a chance to stop and visit Lake Naivasha. Arrive and check in at Sopa Lodge for lunch, relax, freshen up and then head out for an evening game drive. • Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 5: Masai Mara Full Day (B/L/D) After breakfast depart for a full day spent, viewing the great predators and explore the parks amazingly high concentration of wild animals. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. During the stay we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. • Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 6: Masai Mara - Nairobi (B/L) After breakfast have a morning game drive exiting the park. Lunch will be served en route. You will also visit a souvenir market (if time allows). Later in the afternoon arrive in Nairobi where your safari will end.
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