7 Days Kenya Safari tour - Samburu, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara

7 DAYS, 6NIGHTS SAMBURU, ABERDARE, LAKE NAKURU & MASAI MARA WILDLIFE SAFARI BY ROAD:

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu

This morning you will be picked up from the airport or your Nairobi hotel and depart for Samburu Game reserve to arrive in time for lunch. You will have time at leisure before an evening game drive from 1600hrs until sunset.
Dinner and overnight at your safari lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board basis.
Meals:  Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Full Day Samburu Game Reserve

You will have a full day in Samburu with a 0630hrs morning game drive, return to the camp for breakfast. You will have time at leisure after lunch then afterwards at 1600hrs, depart for an evening game drive till dusk. Optional activities include a visit to a Samburu Cultural Village at an extra cost.

Dinner and overnight at your safari lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Samburu – Aberdare National Park

You will have breakfast and thereafter depart for Aberdare National Park arriving in good time for lunch at Aberdare Country Club the base hotel for The Ark Lodge. After lunch you will be transferred to The Ark for game viewing and overnight with the lodge vehicle. In the afternoon, you will have time at leisure game viewing from the balcony of the lodge for the animals that comes around the waterholes until evening. Note- you only need a soft bag with overnight essential. The other bags will be left at the Aberdare Country Club. You will also say goodbye to your guide since you will not be seeing them until next morning as the lodge driver guides take charge.
Dinner and overnight at your safari lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Aberdare – Lake Nakuru

You will have morning tea at 0630hrs before being transferred to the base hotel for breakfast and thereafter connect with your driver guide for Lake Nakuru National Park. En route you will have picnic stop over at the Thomson Fall and the Equator before proceeding to the park and arriving in time for lunch. Later after time at leisure, you will have an evening game drive form 1600hrs returning to the Lodge after sunset.
Dinner and overnight at your safari lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

0730hrs, after breakfast, you will depart to Maasai Mara driving further through the Great Rift Valley to arrive in time for lunch. You will proceed with an evening game drive from 1600hrs until sunset en route to your overnight lodge.
Dinner and overnight at your safari lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Full Day Masai Mara Game Reserve

You will explore the Mara with a morning game drive and an afternoon game drive at 1600hrs. All meals at the lodge with leisure time between the game drives. Optional extra cost activities include a visit to the Maasai Boma for their culture, an early morning balloon flight than ends with a champagne breakfast on landing and or a night game drive.
Dinner and overnight at your safari lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board basis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Masai Mara – Nairobi

You will have breakfast and thereafter have a leisurely drive to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. On arrival you will have lunch (own arrangement) before being dropped off at your pick up point or transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

 

SAFARI PACKAGE COSTS:
HIGH SEASON: 03JAN – 31MAR

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NB:

·         Rates are Per Person Sharing in a double / Twin room.

·         Christmas / Festive/ New Year rates available on request.

·         East holiday rates available on request.

·         Children / Infant rates available on request.

·         The safari program can be customized to meet your needs i.e. you can always add an extra night at a discounted rate.

·         Optional safari extras are available at a discounted rate. Kindly liaise with us.

·         Clients staying at hotels located in private wildlife conservancies will pay extra park fees to do game drives at Masai Mara Game Reserve (Please inquire with us)

·         Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Please consult with us prior to making your booking.

 

Tour Package Includes

·         6 nights Full Board Accommodation and meals on safari

·         7 Days Ground transportation in a clean customized Safari vehicle with open roof hutch for game viewing.

·         Services of an English-speaking driver / guide

·         Extensive Game drives in Kenya

·         Pick-up and drop-off in Nairobi.

·         Park Entry Fees.

·         Mineral water during game drives.

·         Exemplary services of our driver/guide.

 

Tour Package Excludes

·         Drinks & Laundry

·         Items of personal nature

·         Pre and Post safari accommodation in Nairobi which can be arranged at an extra cost.

·         All Items of personal nature.

·         Lunch on the last day.

·         Tips

 

 

SAMBURU, BUFFALO SPRINGS, AND SHABA NATIONAL RESERVES

(An oasis of wildlife):

On the banks of the palm-lined Ewaso Nyiro River, Samburu National Reserve, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba Reserves lie in an arid region in the remote north of Kenya.

Shaba National Reserve is one of two areas where George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the lioness, made famous in the film Born Free. The wildlife in all three reserves depends on the waters of the river to survive, and many species are specially adapted to the parched conditions, Special Five of Samburu: Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy zebra; Somali ostrich; Beisa Oryx, and gerenuk,

A top attraction in Samburu National Reserve are the Sarara Singing Wells, local watering holes where Samburu warriors sing traditional songs while hauling water for their cattle to drink.

 

Accommodation options in Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba National Reserves:

·         Elephant Bedroom Camp

·         Samburu Game Lodge

·         Saruni Samburu

·         Samburu Sopa Lodge

·         Samburu Simba Lodge

·         Sarova Shaba Game Loge

·         Elephant Watch Camp

·         Larsens Tented Camp

·         Samburu Intrepids Tented Camp

·         Ashnil Samburu

·         Sentrim Samburu

 

ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

(Majestic Peaks, Moorlands and Intriguing Falls)

Picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland characterise the Aberdare National Park. The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker. Visitors can indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s Francolin, Sparrow hawks, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

Attractions

·         Game animals easily seen in the park during game viewing include; African Elephant, black rhino, leopard, spotted hyena, olive baboon, black and white colobus monkey, sykes monkey, cape buffalo, warthog, common zebra (North Aberdare), bushbuck, reedbuck.  Rare sightings include those of Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat, blue duiker.

·         Very beautiful sceneries of Aberdare include magnificent waterfalls with the main ones being Karuru waterfalls which fall in three steps, 1st step 117M, 2nd step 26M and 3rd 130M, making a total of 273M, Chania waterfalls and may other smaller ones.

·         Adding to the beauty of Aberdare are many ridges and river valleys which attract mountain scenery photographers.

·         A recent marked attraction in Aberdare is the 400Kms electric fence which was completed – final post on 28th August, 2009.  The fence protects the whole Aberdare ecosystem from human pressures and contains wildlife, preventing human/wildlife conflict.

·         Visitors can also indulge in picnics, trout fishing (in the past the rivers were stocked with brown rainbow trout) in the rivers and camping in the Moorlands.  Bird viewing is rewarding with about 290 recorded bird species, including the Aberdare Cisticola that is critically endangered and the Jackson’s francolin, which is regionally endemic, sparry hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers

 

Hotel Options at Aberdare National Park:

·         Aberdare Country Club

·         The Ark Lodge

·         Outspan Hotel

·         Treetops Lodge

 

 

 

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

(Ornithologist’s paradise):

LakeNakuruNationalPark, in Central Kenya, is famous for its rhinos, endangered Rothchild Giraffe, Out of Africa View point, flocks of pink flamingos (the numbers recently reduced due to water levels).

The park has more than 450 species of birds have been recorded here, as well as a rich diversity of other wildlife. Lions, leopards, warthogs, waterbucks, pythons, and white rhinos are just some of the animals you might see, and the landscapes range from sweeping grasslands bordering the lake to rocky cliffs and woodland.

The park also protects the largest euphorbia candelabrum forest in Africa. These tall, branching succulents are endemic to the region and provide an interesting textural element to the arid landscapes.

 

Accommodation options inside Lake Nakuru National Park:

·         Sarova Lionhill Game Lodge

·         Lake Nakuru Lodge

·         Flamingo Hill Tented Camp

·         Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.

 

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE:

Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a “must see” for any visitor traveling on safari in Kenya. It is on the “to do” list of most Kenyan visitors because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wild life and birds.

Masai Mara is the best place to see all of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together. The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara.

Masai Mara National Reserve (also known as Masai Mara or The Mara) is situated within the Great Rift Valley in the southern part of Kenya. Measuring approximately 1510sq. kilometers (approx. 938sq. miles) in size, this unfenced savannah grassland is roughly 150 miles southeast of Nairobi.

Maasai Mara derives its name from the indigenous people of Kenya – the Maasai tribe – and the Mara River that cuts through the park. The Masai Mara provides the best view of the famous wildebeest migration as the animals cross the Mara River between July and August.

The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others.

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion. Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at the Masai Mara, which boasts over 400 different birds species.

The park experiences a hot and dry climate with a regular rainfall season twice a year. The reserve’s topography is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees along the southeastern area of the park.

The Mara and Talek rivers grace the rolling plains of the reserve. Myriad seasonal rivers appear during the rainy season but dry out once the rains are gone.

 

What to see and Do:

The Masai Mara Game Reserve is one of the best places in Africa for wildlife viewing. Game drives are a great way to experience the park and they take place all year round. If the big cats are what you’re looking for on your Kenyan safari, you are guaranteed to spot them at the Mara.All of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) can be spotted here. However, the population of black rhinos is severely threatened with only 37 black rhinos left as of 2000.

Herds of plains zebras are found throughout the park, as well as Masai giraffes, common giraffes, jackals, white-bearded gnus, Oribis, warthogs, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, hartebeests, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, rare Topi antelope and beautiful rone antelope, as well as hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.

 

Accommodation options at Masai Mara game reserve:

(Please note some safari lodges / Tented Camps are located in Private wildlife conservancies where safari minivans are not allowed to do games. For such options we will use only 4×4 Safari Landcruisers /Jeeps)

  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge
  • Ashnil Mara Camp
  • Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge
  • Entim Mara Camp
  • Royal Mara Camp
  • Sarova Mara Tented Camp
  • Sarova Mara Club tent
  • Sprit of the Mara
  • Mara Siria Tented Camp
  • Kilima Camp Masai Mara
  • Keekorok Lodge
  • Zebra Plains Mara Camp
  • Mara River Camp
  • Mara Legends Safari Camp
  • Siana Springs Tented Camp
  • Karen Blixen Camp
  • Eagle View camp
  • Naserian Mara Camp
  • Mara Intrepids Camp
  • Mara Explorer Camp
  • Porini Lion Camp
  • Sand River Masai Mara
  • Topi Mara Bush House
  • Saruni Mara
  • Mara Intrepids Camp
  • Angama Mara
  • Cottar’s 1920s Camp
  • Rekero Camp
  • Naboisho Camp
  • Elephant Pepper Camp
  • Sanctuary Olonana
  • Main Governors Camp
  • Little Governors’ Camp
  • Olare Mara Kempinski
  • Governors Il Moran Camp
  • Basecamp Mara Camp
  • andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
  • andBeyond Bateleur Camp
  • Kandili Camp
  • Mara Bush Camp
  • Mara Bush Camp – Private Wing
  • Ilkeliani Mara Camp
  • Sanctuary Olonana
  • Mara Eden Safari Camp
  • Mara Ngenche Camp
  • Mara Explorer Tented Camp
  • Rekero Camp – Asilia Africa
  • Mpata Safari Club
  • Matira Bush Camp
  • Hammerkop Migration Camp
  • Ngerende Island Lodge
  • Ngerende in the Wild, Riverview
  • Mara Treetops Luxury Camp
  • Mara Siria Camp 
  • Mara Crossings Camp 
  • Fairmont Mara Safari Club
  • Sanctuary Olonana
  • Instinct of the Mara
  • Serian’s Nkorombo

 

LAKE NAIVASHA

(Deep blue lakes, rich acacia forests, extinct volcanoes, waterfalls, imposing towers and bottomless gorges):

Ever sailed past hippos? How about trekking amongst zebras and giraffe? Or bicycling past impalas and buffalo?

You can’t get any closer to the wildlife than this. Imagine riding alongside a gazelle – that’s a story you’ll never forget and love to share. So, get ready for a fun, animal-filled adventure.

At Hell’s Gate National park, you can Drive, Hike, Bike or Climb. The experience is sensational! Amazing scenery will surround you thanks to Fischer’s Tower, the Central Tower, and the park’s gorge.

And we’ll go on a cycling safari. Riding over the savannah, past towering cliffs we’ll look for giraffe, buffalo, zebra, hartebeest, gazelle and possibly hyena. What a fun way to experience the wildlife!

A scenic boat ride on Lake Naivasha is a golden opportunity to enjoy views of Hippos and the nearby wildlife grazing at the shore. Don’t be surprised to see buffalo, zebra, eland and impala look up as you sail by.

Not to miss in Naivasha is Crescent Island Sanctuary, a private game sanctuary where we’ll take a guided walking safari.

Crescent Island Sanctuary boasts more animals per acre than any other park in Kenya.

You are certain to trek by diverse herds of wildlife – wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe and gazelle amongst them.

 

Accommodation options at Lake Naivasha:

  • Enashipai Resort & Spa
  • Lake Naivasha Country Club
  • Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp
  • Lake Naivasha Resort
  • Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge
  • Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
  • Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
  • Great Rift Valley Lodge
  • Kiangazi House
  • Loldia House
  • Kiboko Luxury Camp
  • Lake Naivasha Kongoni Lodge
  • Burch’s Resort
  • Camp Carnelley’s
  • Chui Lodge
  • Crater Lake Camp
  • Elsamere Lodge
  • Fish Eagle Inn
  • Masada Hotel
  • Wileli House

 

 

 

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