8 Days Safari Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru – Samburu – Amboseli
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The Samburu National Reserve is a game reserve on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river in Kenya. On the other side of the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The park is 165 km² in size and is situated 350 kilometers from Nairobi. It ranges in altitude from 800 to 1230m above sea level. Samburu National Reserve is one of a pair of much-loved reserves in northern Kenya, the other half being the 131km² Buffalo Springs National Reserve, on the south side of the river. Downstream, on the right bank and across the highway, lies the less well-known, 239km² Shaba National Reserve, with its gaunt scenery. A 24-hour entrance ticket to any one of the reserves entitles you to visit the others during the same period.

Accommodation rates 2 pax 4 pax 6 pax
Budget 1900 usd p.p 1600 usd p.p 1500 usd p.p
Mid-range 2220 usd p.p 1920 usd p.p 1820 usd p.p
Luxury 3096 usd p.p 2796 usd p.p 2696 usd p.p

 

Rates include

– Transportation in a custom safari minibus with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing.
– Services of a professional English/French speaking driver/guide
– Full board accommodation in the lodge/tented camp as mentioned
– Bottled water for use during the safari
– Park entrance fees

Rates exclude

– International flights
– Cultural visits
– Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.

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  • Destination:Samburu
  • Duration:8 days
  • DATES : Oct 07 - Oct 15
    • Hotel:4 Stars
    • Meals:Lunch, Dinner
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DAY 1 - Nairobi - Maasai Mara

Departure Maasai Mara

Leave Nairobi for Maasai Mara Game Reserve picnic lunch en-route. Game drive in search of black-manned Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Cheetah, Buffaloes and other plains game en-route.

Accommodation at the camp or lodge.

DAY 2 - Maasai Mara

Full day at Maasai Mara

Full day at the Mara with a with a game drive from sunrise and sundowner providing greatest moments for game viewing in these mystic plains, a time where the soft red hues of the sun will give your photographs the clarity of the actual African savannah.

Morning game viewing with drive to the Mara River where you will be able to view wildebeest migration as well as the resident hippos and crocodiles.

Accommodation at the Manyatta camp or lodge.

Optional visit to Maasai Village for a cultural tour can be arranged – $25 per person. Also optional hot air balloon ride can be arranged this morning, then proceed with your game drive – $450 per person.

DAY 3 - Maasai Mara - Lake Nakuru

Departure Maasai Mara

Early breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru with lunch enroute. Afternoon game viewing drives at Lake Nakuru national park. This is a soda lake and is home to the greater and lesser flamingos. At times you may see a lion crawling on the water’s edge, or if you are a bird lover you will spot different bird species.

Accommodation at the Chester Hotel or lodge.

DAY 4 - Lake Nakuru - Samburu

Departure Lake Nakuru

Early breakfast then drive north to Samburu where the climate is drier and the land is semi-desert. Spend the next two days exploring the Samburu Game Reserve. Keep your camera and binoculars ready, as the wildlife is plentiful. See the thin-striped Grevy’s Zebra, reticulated Giraffe, blue-necked Somali ostrich and Beisa Oryx, all species only found north of the equator. The long-necked Gerenuk, a graceful antelope, spends most of its time here in a bi-pedal stance seeking succulent leaves.

Accommodation at lodge/camp.

DAY 5 - Full Day Samburu

Full day Samburu

Full day spent in Samburu with early morning and afternoon game viewing in this reserve, which covers 40 square miles (104 square kilometers). Ololokwe Table Mountain forms a dramatic backdrop to our game viewing. Samburu is also home to the third of Kenya’s giraffe species – the Reticulated Giraffe. This is also our best chance to see the blue-legged Somali Ostrich, the long-necked Gerenuk gazelle and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx antelope.

Accommodation at camp/lodge.

DAY 6 - Samburu - Amboseli

Drive south via Nairobi to Amboseli

After breakfast, drive south via Nairobi to Amboseli national park, right on the border with Tanzania. This park affords everyone’s classic image of East Africa – herds of great animals moving across the dusty plains with the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising straight up in the background. Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain at 19,340 feet (5,895 meters). Although it is situated inside Tanzania, the best views of the mountain are from Amboseli on the Kenyan side of the border. Afternoon is spent game viewing in the majestic Amboseli.

Accommodation at Kibo Luxury Tent or AA Amboseli Lodge or Amboseli Sopa Lodge.

DAY 7 - Full Day Amboseli

Full day in Amboseli

Full day spent in Amboseli national park, famous for its wild game and spectacular backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Here you will have the chance to see the Big Five while enjoying the comforts of your game drive. The day is comprised of two game drives, one in the morning and one in the early evening. Your driver’s keen eyes will come in handy while exploring the countryside.

Accommodation at Kibo Luxury Tent or AA Amboseli Lodge or Amboseli Sopa Lodge.

DAY 8 - Departure To Nairobi

Departure back to Nairobi

Pre-breakfast game drive. After breakfast game drives back to Nairobi or drop off to Namanga border if you are proceeding on to Arusha – Tanzania.

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