This 8 days / 7 nights kenya wild Safari, wildlife safari tour features the following National Parks: Samburu Game Reserve, Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara and Aberdare National Park in Kenya, packed with a bunch of activities…
Pick up from your hotel in time – 0600 hours and drive to Samburu Game reserve through lush coffee and tea plantation to Mt. Kenya region. Drive north to the dramatic semi-arid scrubland of the Northern frontier.
Arrive in time for lunch. After lunch an afternoon game drive to sight resident wildlife species like the reticulated giraffe, gravy zebra, Beisa Oryx & the blue necked Somali Ostrich that are rare elsewhere in the country
Overnight at Samburu Game Lodge
Prepare yourself for an amazing region along the Ewaso Nyiro River; Samburu is home to some of Africa’s rarest game species. The river’s permanent waters abound with crocodile and hippo and attract plenty of wildlife including the shy Beisa Oryx, Grevy’s zebra, the long necked gerenuk antelope and the Somali ostrich. Cheetah, Leopard and lion are also found in the reserve too.
You will spend your morning game viewing which commences morning after breakfast when the animals are most active. Get ready for photo shooting and coverage as your game spotter leads you in search of the animals and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to photograph your sightings. Retire to the lodge for lunch and relax. In the evening, go forth on additional game viewing.
Overnight at Samburu Game Lodge
Rise early and drive to the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Begin your wildlife viewing right from your luxurious tented camp - its waterhole attracts a wide variety of game day and night. This afternoon, hop aboard an opentopped safari vehicle with your knowledgeable safari guide to spot both the endangered black and northern white rhino and their fellow brethren of the Big Five.
The density of wildlife here is greater than any of Kenya’s national parks. While further tracking the rhinos, your guide will point out other rare species including Grevy's zebra and the Jackson's hartebeest. Visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only sanctuary for chimps in Eastern Africa, and learn about its mission to provide lifelong refuge to orphaned and abused chimpanzees from central and Western Africa. In the evening gather for sundowners and take in the stunning views of Mount Kenya.
Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Early morning game drive and the followed by breakfast at the camp. Enjoy your mid- morning leisure time within the camp. Lunch at the camp before proceeding for a afternoon game drive in the conservancy.
Depart from Aberdare to Nakuru National Park with enroute views of Lake Elementaita before arriving at your destination, Lake Nakuru. The waters here are often coloured sparkling flamingo pink, from thousands of the attractive birds lining its shores. The park is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard.
White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you will find white rhino at the southern end. The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. On arrival relax and rest at the lodge.
Overnight at Sarova Lionhill Game Lodge
After breakfast drive to Masai Mara west and down the Great Rift Valley escarpment, you will then turnoff on the main road across the Great Rift Valley and head towards Narok gateway to the Maasai Mara and district headquarters' of this part of Maasai Land.
You'll travel across the "breakfast" of Kenya, covered with acres of wheat and barley, before you reach your destination, Mara by lunchtime. After lunch enjoy free time till 1600hrs where you start your first game viewing drive in the reserve regarded as the most magnificent natural theatre in the world. Set in the heart of Africa's Great Plains, the Maasai Mara boasts 1'672 square kilometers of unspoilt wilderness. It is home to the highest concentration of animals and birds anywhere on the continent.
Overnight at Mara Ashnil Camp
Early morning tea or coffee and thereafter enjoy a full day in the Mara with game drives included. It is a reserve of breathtaking vistas, panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland groves, well watered by the lovely Mara River, which bisects the Reserve from north to south. The Mara is home to the largest population of lions in Kenya, these magnificent beasts spending most of the day sleeping in the shade of acacia trees. Vast herds of buffalo, zebra and wild beast roam the plains. Impala, gazelle, giraffe and hartebeest grace the landscape, and the cautious topi may also seen standing sentinel on earth mounds on constant lookout of predators.
The waters of the Mara River are home to crocodiles and pools of hippo, the acacia woodlands and riverine forests favoured by leopard and elephant, and the open savannah and dry bush areas play host to the plains game and their attendant predators such as lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal.
Overnight at Mara Ashnil camp
Early morning game drive at the Park before breakfast. Return to the lodge for breakfast & depart for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. The driver will drop you at your hotel for an overnight stay thus ending the wonderful safari.
- Transportation in a safari equipped 8 seater minivan on shared basis
- Services of an experienced and knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide
- Accommodation with en-suite shower/toilet
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Game drives as per itinerary
- Park entrance fee for vehicle, driver & yourselves
- Drinking mineral water while on safari
- Extra meals.
- Items of personal nature such as beverages, tips to drivers & camp staff, laundry, telephone calls
- Activities such as visits to Maasai cultural villages (manyattas), sundowners, bush dinner / breakfast, balloon safari, etc and any other activities not mentioned above.
- Travel and evacuation insurance including damage or loss of luggage and/or personal injury