8 Days/7 Nights – Kenya Safari

 

Overview

  • Samburu – 2 Nights: Samburu Ashnil Camp/Sarova Shaba Game Lodge/Samburu Intrepids
  • Sweetwaters – 1 Night: Sweetwaters Tented Camp/Morani Wing
  • Lake Nakuru – 1 Night: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge/Mbweha Safari Camp
  • Maasai Mara - 3 Nights: Sarova Mara Game Camp/Mara Serena Safari Lodge/Fairmont Mara Camp

Activities: Game viewing, birding, photography & sight seeing

Detailed Itinerary

About Samburu

The Samburu Game Reserve has a few animal varieties which are thought to be extraordinary to the region. Samburu Game Reserve is arranged north of Nairobi, is just 40 square miles in size, and is a piece of the Northern Frontier District. You will have a shot of spotting creatures such as the Grevy's Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, and Elephant, Lion, and Cheetah. There are also more than 350 types of the winged creature which incorporates Kingfisher, Sunbird, Bee-eater, Marabou Stork, Bateleur, Palm-nut Vulture.

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Day 1: Nairobi – Transfer to Samburu

You will be picked from your Nairobi hotel by our driver. Immediately depart for Samburu passing through the equator line to Samburu land. Arrive with a short game drive en route to the lodge/camp for lunch. After lunch, relax before a game drive at 4p.m. Samburu Park has unique residents including the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy's Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich.

Overnight: Ashnil/Sarova/Intrepids Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Samburu – Full day

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of unique northern Kenya species such as the reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Grevy's zebra, and the long-necked gerenuk. Much of the reserve consists of desert landscape; dusty red plains broken by thorny scrub, featuring dramatic views of table top Mt Ol Olokwe on the horizon. All meals are taken at the lodge/camp. Overnight: Ashnil/Sarova/Intrepids Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

About Sweetwaters

Located in Laikipia county in Kenya which is adjacent to Nanyuki town, the scenic Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 360 km? (90,000 acre) is a non profit wild life conservancy. It is a relatively uncrowded area and home to a variety of wildlife and provides excellent game viewing. It was initially established as a game ranch in 1988 but in 2004, it was transformed into a wildlife conservancy

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Day 3: Samburu – Transfer to Sweetwaters

Depart Samburu after breakfast arriving in time for lunch at Sweetwaters Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a beautiful private game reserve and home to rare species such as Beisa oryx, Rothschild's giraffe and black rhino. Game drives here reveal the full range of African wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and hippo. Enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage. Observe chimps at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary as well. Overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

About Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru National Park is flamingo land. It is home to a huge number of lesser flamingos. At any given time, every flamingo in the world seems to be at this beautiful shallow alkaline lake, just south of Nakuru town. The lake is a spectacular ocean of pink surrounded by forest and plains that are home other wildlife too. With a total area size of 368 square kilometers and home to more than 450 different kinds of birds, Lake Nakuru park is one of the finest ornithological sights in the world. The Lake is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth.

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Day 4: Sweetwaters – Transfer to Lake Nakuru

Have breakfast then depart for Lake Nakuru arriving before lunch time. Later afternoon game drive to see one of the largest ornithological spots, Flamingo, and a variety of wildlife not forgetting the famous white Rhino and black rhino found in this park. Overnight: Sarova/Mbweha Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

About Masai Mara

The Maasai Mara National Reserve or the Mara as its popularly known, boasts for sheltering various wild animals like the lion, cheetah and other animals that annually migrate to and from Tanzania to the Masai Mara like the Gazelles, wildebeest and zebras and many more. During a game drive, you are likely to view the big 5 which is something most tourists coming to Kenya hope to see. Rainy seasons usually start from November all through to May with December being the peak. As for the dry seasons, expect them anywhere from June to November.

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Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Transfer to Maasai Mara

After breakfast leave Lake Nakuru for Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch. You will have a game drive as you head to the camp for lunch. Another game drive will be at 4p.m. Look out for Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo. Overnight: Sarova/Serena/Fairmont Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

8 Days Kenya Safari

Day 6 & 7: Maasai Mara – Full day game drives

These 2 whole days will be spent with morning and afternoon game drives that lead one to some of Africa's largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. In between game drives, there will be picnic lunch along the banks of Mara River. Overnight: Sarova/Serena/Fairmont Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Maasai Mara – Transfer to Nairobi

Have breakfast at the lodge depart for Nairobi to arrive by lunch time. Upon arrival, you will be driven to Carnivore Restaurant for lunch. Afterwards drop off at airport for flight back home or hotel of your choice.

Alternatively, spend the afternoon visiting Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen or Kazuri Beads to buy souvenirs. All these are optional. Later, you can have dinner which is followed by a drop off at the airport for your flight back home or hotel of your choice.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
End of safari!

Costs:

  In a 4/4 Land Cruiser In a Minivan
Option 2:-
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge & Sarova Mara Game Camp
$3,360 $3,000
Option 2:-
Samburu Ashnil Camp, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge & Mara Serena Safari Lodge
$3,519 $3,159

Option 3:-
Samburu Intrepids Camp, Sweetwaters Tented Camp (Morani Wing), Mbweha Safari Camp and Fairmont Mara Camp
$4,091 $3,731


Notes:-

  • Above rates are per person in USD
  • Accommodation is subject to availability

Inclusive of; - All government taxes/VAT

  • Park entry fees
  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the tour description
  • Drinking water
  • Transportation in a 4*4 Land Cruiser or Minivan all with pop-up roof to facilitate game viewing and photography
  • All game drives as mentioned in the tour description - Services of professional tour driver/guide (s)
  • Pick up and drop off in Nairobi
  • Lunch on the last day at Carnivore Restaurant

Exclusive of;

  • International flights from home and back
  • Tips & porterage
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • Other personal

 

 

 

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