Best of Kenya Safari – 6 days

SAMBURU | LAKE NAKURU | MASAI MARA | NAIROBI
By Bernard 6 months ago
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Best of Kenya Safari – 6 days

Day 01 & 2: Samburu
Day 03: Lake Nakuru
Day 04: Maasai Mara
Day 05: Maasai Mara
Day 06: Nairobi

Day 01: Nairobi – Samburu

Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi. You will be met by our Safari representative for a short safari briefing and introduction to your Kenya safari.

Depart Nairobi heading north through the rich agricultural region with coffee, wheat and horticulture farms among other plantations. Cross the Equator at Nanyuki and proceed north before descending from the cool highlands into the wildlife rich northern savannah woodlands. Arrive at Samburu National Reserve in time for lunch and afternoon game drive.

The Samburu Reserve is one of the lesser-known national parks, but is nevertheless teeming with life. Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains. The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five).

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Lodge or Camp

Day 02: Samburu

Spend the full day in Samburu with morning and afternoon game viewing drive included. During the hot day you can choose to visit the local communities living adjacent to this game reserve or relax by the swimming pool.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Lodge or Camp

Day 03: Samburu – Lake Nakuru – Lake Elementaita

After breakfast, depart from Samburu driving into the scenic rift valley escarpment before finally checking into the Lake Nakuru National Park in time for lunch and your afternoon game drive.

The Lake Nakuru ecosystem comprises of the Saline Lake, surrounded by mainly savannah grasslands and acacia forest. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) among other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem also provides for different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.

Exit the park and drive to the lake Elementaita for your overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Lodge or Camp

Day 04: Lake Elementaita – Maasai Mara

Early breakfast and depart your camp heading for the Maasai Mara National Reserve. You will drive into Maasai land passing through the Kedong and Suswa plains making a stopover at the Maasai town of Narok. Continue towards the Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.

This is probably one of Kenya’s most visited game reserve with an extra ordinary density of animals including the Big five and many other varieties of plains game. The Mara River cuts through the Mara Serengeti ecosystem giving life to the two game reserves finally pouring out into the Lake Victoria.

Impressive and most notable is the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle instinct led migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya. This journey is coupled by numerous obstacles which makes it even more magnificent.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Lodge or Camp

Day 05: Maasai Mara

Depending on the wildlife migration patterns and the weather, you could either opt for Morning and evening game drives or alternatively venture out for a full day.

Other optional activities on this day would be an early morning balloon safari over the Masai Mara plains or a visit to the nearby traditional Maasai communities.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Lodge or Camp

Day 06: Maasai Mara – Nairobi

Breakfast and leave the Maasai Mara. Enjoy extra game viewing in and out of the park as you drive through the Loita plains and the floor of the Great Rift Valley arriving in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi early afternoon.