6 Days Samburu, Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara Holiday

Language English
Price 1820 USD for tour
Capacity Any number of people
Duration 6 days

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve

Depart Nairobi in the early morning after breakfast heading north through the rich agricultural area of Mount Kenya region past the famous Delmonte Pineapple Plantation. You will cross the equator just before you arrive at Nanyuki Town. The journey continues through Isiolo to arrive at the Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar in time for lunch. After lunch transverse the Samburu Game Reserve in search of the rare wildlife species that are found in this northern hemisphere. The game drive will run for about 3 hours and thereafter you will return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Samburu National Reserve was established in 1948. It is located about 350 kilometers from Nairobi. This is the place to be if you want you would like to witness pure Kenyan culture as you enjoy the view of the animals. Animals like the Grevys’ zebra, Tanzanian cheetah, Masai lion, reticulated giraffe, elephants and buffaloes are in this Park. The Park contains over 50 species of animals. Bird life is also in plenty with over 450 species like the Grey-headed Kingfisher, Bee-eater, Sunbird, Marabou stork and the Horn-bill. Waso Nyiro River is also a major attraction to tourists as it holds numerous aquatic species like the crocodile and the hippos, as well as other animals coming to drink water.

• Main destination: Samburu Game Reserve

• Accommodation: Mid-range accommodations. Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar

• Meal plan: Lunch and dinner included, drinking water during game viewing is included. (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Samburu National Park

Further exploration of this fascinating reserve awaits you. Early morning and afternoon game drives give a chance to travel over some of the world's most spectacular and exciting terrain.

• Main destination: Samburu Game Reserve

• Accommodation: Mid-range accommodations. Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar

• Meal plan: Lunch and dinner included, drinking water during game viewing is included. (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Samburu – Transfer to Lake Nakuru

Depart early in the morning for Lake Nakuru and partake of lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Lion Hill. Proceed for afternoon game drives at this park that is at the foot of the Great Rift Valley. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Water buck in Nakuru town

There are millions of flamingoes and few wild animals such as white rhinos, gazelle, warthog, and lion among others. The Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the few Great Rift Valley attractions in Kenya that have the potential to hold a large number of birds. The place has alkaline water ecosystem that suits other bird species such as European winter, black winged stilts, and avocets in which can be great experience. During courtship, a group of up to 10 individuals hold their heads and neck high and call to one another.

• Main destination: Lake Nakuru National Park

• Accommodation: Mid-range accommodations. Hotel Waterbuck, Nakuru town or similar

• Meal plan: Lunch and dinner included, drinking water during game viewing is included. (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara

Early morning breakfast. After breakfast leave Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara. The drive will be 5 hours to the main gate, arriving in time for lunch. Check in at AA Lodge, Ashnil Mara camp or Sarova Mara game Camp and have lunch. Afternoon game drive through the park in search of Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo, leopard etc. Later dinner and overnight at AA Lodge, Ashnil Mara Camp or Sarova Mara Game Camp.

Located only three hundred Kilometers from Nairobi, the iconic Maasai Mara offers no less than one thousand five hundred and ten square kilometers of wild open savanna. It plays host to one of the modern day wonders of the world. All of the big five call the Maasai Mara home. Lions are easily spotted at the Mara. The beautiful Maasai people continue to graze their livestock in the wilderness ñ right alongside the wild beasts they have lived with for thousands of years. The Maasai Mara is part of an extensive eco system made up of eight large group ranches.

• Main destination: Masai Mara National Park

• Accommodation: Mara AA Lodge or Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

• Meals and drinks: All meals are provided including drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Maasai Mara – Full day

This full day is spent exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big 5. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara AA Lodge or Mara Sopa Lodge or similar.

The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

• Main destination: Masai Mara National Park

• Accommodation: Mara AA Lodge or Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

• Meals and drinks: All meals are provided including drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6: Maasai Mara – Nairobi (Drop off)

Early morning breakfast at your lodge/camp, check out of the lodge/camp and drive to Nairobi, arriving in time for lunch. Lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant known for its wide variety of meat including giraffe, crocodile, ostrich, antelope and zebra; afterwards drop off at your respective hotel or at the Airport at around 3pm.

Optional to our clients with evening Flights back home - if you have an evening flight back home you can do more game drives in the Masai Mara on this day with packed lunch departing the Masai Mara at about midday to arrive in Nairobi at around 5 to 6 pm; if there is still time before check-in at the airport we proceed for dinner at the Carnivore before drop-off at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

• Main destination: Nairobi City

• Meals and drinks: Breakfast in the Masai Mara and Complimentary Lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant for first option and for those with evening flights breakfast and lunch en-route while Complimentary Dinner is taken at the Carnivore Restaurant including drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Price for this package is $ 1820 per person sharing based on minimum 2 people.

Included Are

Arrival & Departure airport transfers, Transportation as per itinerary

Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients

Meals as per itinerary B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.

Services of an English speaking driver/guide

National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary

Excursions and activities as per itinerary

Recommended Mineral Water while on safari

Complimentary Farewell Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant

Excluded Are

Visas and related costs

Personal Taxes

Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature International flights plus Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary like Balloon safaris, Masai Village and short Nairobi excursions

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