This 8 day road safari sees the highlights of Kenya, covering Nairobi, Samburu National Reserve, the Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara. Includes comfortable lodges and transport by 4x4 safari vehicle. Operates weekly starting in Nairobi on a Friday.
Samburu Game Reserve – game viewing and culture; Aberdare and time at hide; Lake Nakuru famed for flamingos; Masai Mara and final chances for game driving and culture.
|Group size||Min: 2|
|Minimum Age||No age restrictions
yes – activity restrictions
|Day 1 Tribe the Village Market Hotel Nairobi
Day 2&3 Samburu Sopa Lodge Samburu National Park
Day 4 The Ark Lodge Aberdare National Park
Day 5 Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge Lake Nakuru
Day 6&7 Keekorok Lodge Masai Mara
Day 8 Return to Nairobi – end
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|Price Per Person (based on twin share)|
Please Note: 2020 Per person: Prices vary according to season
3Jan– 31 March US$2600
1April–30 June US$2447
1Nov–15 Dec US$2570
|Single Supplement||Yes - From: Low season US$280|
You’ll have a meet and greet at the international airport and from here transfer to your hotel in Nairobi where the remainder of the day is free
Drive north to Samburu National Reserve and we spend our time enjoying morning and afternoon game drives exploring Samburu National Reserve making the most of our opportunities to see some of the wildlife on offer including elephants, Big Cats, and some of the more unusual species that Samburu is noted for including Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. This reserve offers breathtaking sun baked landscape surrounded by mountains – to the west, the sheer sided slopes of majestic Ol Olokwe Mountain form a perfect back drop to any photograph. Animals commonly seen are elephants, lions, cheetahs, grevy zebras, reticulated giraffes, gerenuks, buffalos, oryx, grants gazelles, dikdiks and waterbucks. The reserve is also home of the Samburu tribe, cousins of the Maasai, who share the same nomadic, cattle–herding existence and a strict adherence to their age–old rites and customs
Today we drive to Aberdare National Park, in the afternoon you will be transferred to The Ark Tree Lodge to spend the evening observing wildlife from the lodge as the animals come to the nearby saltlick and waterhole. Covering an area of 767sq km, the topography is quite diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. Animals easily observed in the park include black rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rare sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo– an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest.
Continue down the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park with an en route game drive, arriving at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, we join an afternoon game drive in the park returning later for dinner. Lake Nakuru was crowned a national park in the sixties and – in addition to its attractive lakeland scenery – it offers opportunities to see lion, leopard, black rhino, hippos, giraffe, reedbuck, waterbuck, hundreds of species of bird and much more
Our destination today takes us to Masai Mara National Game Reserve. We head out on an afternoon game drive and the following day is spent in Masai Mara National Game Reserve with early morning, mid–morning and afternoon game drives in a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries, and punctuated by marshes and forests. This reserve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere considering its size. During the seasonal migrations, the reserve is home to up to a million wildebeest and an equally impressive number of zebra that move into the area from the neighbouring Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania. The reserve is home to all the “Big Five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat–eared fox, jackal, and the rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles
After breakfast, we depart the Mara arriving back early/mid afternoon where you are dropped at the airportedit me