Kenya Explorer 8 - day tour in 4 x 4 Land cruiser jeep

Samburu game reserve - Lake Naivasha & Lake Nakuru - Masai mara game reserve

From Nairobi / to Nairobi-Kenya 

Explore the breath of Kenya on an 8-day safari tour visiting Samburu game reserve,rift valley lakes Naivasha & Nakuru and culminating with a visit to Masai Mara.

Safari is with easy paced park connecting drives and well staggered safari overnights making it a friendly adventure safari for all

Safari leaves from Nairobi and spends 2 days at the Samburu game reserve in the Northern arid frontier district

Tour progresses to Lake Naivasha to spend a night and enjoy a boat ride and nature walks.

Tour visits the Hell's gate national park on a short hike and bicycle ride that brings you closer to Nature

Lake Nakuru national park and world famous bird haven is the next stop of the tour

Here you view different bird species including few flamingoes and pelicans

There shall be a guaranteed spotting of the endangered black and white Rhino.

The World famous Masai Mara game reserve is the last tour stop with 3 nights and days of wildlife viewing on rewarding game viewing drives in search of Big five.

Tour accommodation is in a choice of economy,standard or luxury safari lodges & tented camps depending on your budget & safari style.

Safari transport is in private pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser jeep

SO THAT YOU MAY KNOW

  • safari is flexible - you can extend safari tour by suggesting extra nights/days
  • safari is flexible - you can suggest to include local domestic flights to reduce on road drives
  • safari is flexible - you can customize tour by suggesting adjustments suitable to you
  • safari is also suitable for children
  • safari can visit Lake Bogoria to view flamingoes instead of Lake Nakuru or Naivasha - if you prefer

 

PRIVATE SAFARI TOUR-decide your safari dates

DAILY TOUR DEPARTURE

Kenya Explorer Safari Highlights

  • Samburu game reserve - 2 days with game viewing drives
  • Mount Kenya and the equator view stops ( highest mountain in Kenya).
  • Lake Naivasha (fresh water rift valley lake)
  • Bird spotting and hippo viewing on boat ride & Hell's gate visit (at the lake Naivasha)
  • Lake Nakuru National park - birdlife and Rhino sightings
  • The Great Rift Valley escarpment.
  • Thousands of bird species including few flamingoes and pelicans
  • Rhino sanctuary visit at the lake Nakuru.
  • Masai - Mara game reserve
  • Game and scenery viewing drives at the Masai Mara
  • Option of Masai village visit - (arrange with your driver guide) = $ 20 per person
  • Option of hot air balloon ride at Masai Mara (enquire with us ) = $ 420 per person

SAFARI  ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi- Samburu: (320 km:6 hrs drive)

0730hrs: You shall be collected from your Nairobi hotel or Nairobi airport

Proceed to the Samburu game reserve

The scenic drive to Samburu is via the central highlands of Kenya with stops at a large local market and the Equator crossing

Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in this semi-arid wildlife reserve.

Overnight at your Samburu safari lodge or tented camp.

What you may see at Samburu game reserve ......

Elephants, Zebra, Bufallo, Warthogs, Antelopes, Oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy's Zebra,Somali ostrich etc

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner


Day 2: Samburu game reserve - full day

Spend entire day at the Samburu game reserve with extended game viewing drives to Shaba and buffalo springs reserves

Much game viewing in this scenic and arid reserve is concentrated along the banks of the Ewaso ngiro river.

Elephants, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Cheetah, Buffalo, Oryx and other animal species may be seen.

Overnight at your Samburu luxury lodge or camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


Day 3: Samburu- Lake Naivasha - (340 km: 5-6  hrs)

Early morning game and scenery viewing drive as you exit the Samburu

Proceed to Lake Naivasha at the floor of the Great Rift Valley.

There shall be a stop to view the Thompson falls at Nyahururu

Afternoon boat ride at the Lake Naivasha where you view exotic birdlife and hippos amid the serenity of this freshwater rift valley lake.

Overnight at a Lake Naivasha resort / tented camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

What you may do at Lake Naivasha .......

Boat ride, bird watching, nature walks, visit to hell's gate

 

Day 4: Lake Naivasha Lake Nakuru: (80km:1 hr)

This morning we visit the Hell's gate national park

Take a bike and cycle to the nearby Hells gate national park where you explore on foot this canyon as you spot small game.

Later a short 1 hour drive takes us to the lake Nakuru national park.

Birdlife abounds with flamingoes seen in their thousands together with pelicans and other bird species.

The lake is host to the black and white rhino species, warthogs, lions, zebras, giraffe and many more.

Overnight at a lake Nakuru safari lodge / tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

What you may see at Lake Nakuru Nationa Park ..........

Flamingo , Makalia water falls, Unique vegetation, Lion . White rhino, Black Rhino, Giraffe, about 450 species of terrestial birds,waterbuck.

 

Day 5: Lake Nakuru- Masai mara: (285 km:5.5 hrs.)

An early bird and game viewing drive as you exit the lake Nakuru national park.

Proceed to the Masai mara game reserve.

Arrive Masai Mara and proceed on an afternoon game viewing drive.

Overnight at a Masai Mara safari lodge or tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


Day 6: Full day -Masai mara 

Today shall be a game viewing extravaganza!

Masai Mara Game reserve remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the Natural world.

It is host to the highest and most varied concentration of wild animals than any other wildlife park in the region.

The scenic appeal of the tree studded savannah plains, the moderate climate and diversity of wild game species makes it a one stop shop for game viewing activities.

We shall traverse the Masai Mara reserve on a full day of unlimited game viewing encountering the big five and more of the lesser game.

Picnic lunch shall be by the Mara river as we watch hippos & crocodiles or maybe the great migration (July - October)

Overnight shall be at your Masai Mara safari lodge/ Tented camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


Day 7:Masai mara game reserve

Extra day shall be spent at the Masai mara with game viewing drives.

Overnight at your Masai mara safari lodge / tented camp.

Meal plan. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Optional Masai Mara excursions

-Masai village visit =$ 20 per person (consult your safari driver / guide while on safari)

-Hot air balloon ride =$ 420 per person (enquire with us)

Day 8: Masai Mara - Nairobi: (265km:5hrs)

Early pre-breakfast game viewing drive

Depart Masai Mara with an exit game viewing drive.

Proceed to Nairobi to arrive in the late afternoon.

Drop off at your Nairobi hotel / Nairobi airport

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch.


Chose economy, standard or luxury accommodation option depending on safari budget / style

Luxury lodge / tented camp accommodation

Samburu Game reserve:                       

Ashnil SamburuSamburu lodgeSamburu Simba LodgeSarova shaba

Lake Naivasha:   Lake Naivasha sopa  , Lake Naivasha country club

Lake Nakuru National parkSarova Lion hillLake Nakuru sopa lodgeFlamingo camp

Masai Mara: Mara simba lodge , Mara sarova campMara serenaAshnil MaraKeekorok lodge 

Standard lodge / tented camp accommodation

Samburu game reserve: Samburu Sopa lodge 

Lake Naivasha: Naivasha Sopa Lodge,  Elsamere Lodge

Lake Nakuru National Park: Lake Nakuru Lodge 

Masai Mara game reserve : Mara sopa LodgeMara Leisure camp , AA lodge/camp

Economy lodge / tented camp accommodation :

Samburu:  Sentrim Samburu camp

Lake Naivasha: Naivasha Kongoni Lodge  

Lake Nakuru National park: Lake Nakuru lodge

Masai Mara: Elangata Olerai Camp, Olmoran tented campSentrim Mara camp


Safari price is per person sharing in a private pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser jeep and in a double / twin room / tent

 High season: Nov -March
Economy Standard Luxury 
2 persons in private safari: per person: $ 1960
$ 2170
$ 2420
4 persons in private safari: per person: $ 1530
$ 1720
$ 1960
6 persons in private safari: per person: $ 1370
$ 1550
$ 1800
Single room extra $ 315
$ 420
$ 490
X-mas / New year extra : 21st Dec -3rd Jan: per person per day $ 35 $ 45 $ 60
Children below 3 years: Free
   
Children between 3-12 years 75% of adult rate:      
       
 Peak season: July -Oct
Economy Standard Luxury 
2 persons in private safari : per person: $ 2020
$ 2270
$ 2820
4 persons in private safari: per person: $ 1570
$ 1820
$ 2360
6 persons in private safari: per person: $ 1400
$ 1650
$ 2200
Single room extra $ 490
$ 490
$ 770
Children below 3 years: Free
   
Children between 3-12 years 75% of adult rate:      
       
 Low season: April -June
Economy Standard Luxury 
2 persons in private safari: per person: $ 1860
$ 1970
$ 2020
4 persons in private safari: per person: $ 1400
$ 1520
$ 1560
6 persons in private safari: per person: $ 1250
$ 1360
$ 1400
Children below 3 years: Free
   
Children between 3-12 years 75% of adult rate:      
 
Safari price includes:
Courtesy Nairobi airport-hotel pick up/drop off  transfers
Transport in a customized pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser jeep.
Services of an experienced English/ other language speaking driver/ guide.
Stay at economy, standard or luxury lodges / tented camps ( please choose )
Game viewing drives
Park entrance fees.
All meals on safari.
Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle.
The flying doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover.
Pick up/ drop off at Nairobi airport/ Nairobi hotel or  residence.
Boat ride at Lake Naivasha.
Government taxes and local levies 
 
Not Included in the safari price
Other bottled drinks.
Items and services of a personal nature.
Packing items on safari.
Tips or gratuities

 

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Masai Mara Game Reserve
Lake Naivasha

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