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Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Samburu Safari – 6 Days

Daily Private Safari Tour

Fly & drive tour from / to Mombasa, Diani, Kilifi, Bamburi beach resorts

This 6 days safari tour is by flight to Nairobi where you connect with your pop up top safari minivan for a road safari with stops at Class A game reserves and National parks of the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu.

Tour explores varied Kenya wildlife ecosystems, experiences different climatic regions, and encounters diverse cultures and magnificent landscapes.

The safari pace is easy with short but dramatic country drives connecting you  to the main safari attractions of Kenya.

On the evening of day 6 you shall fly back to Mombasa where tour ends.

Accommodation is in a choice of economy,standard or luxury safari lodges / tented camps depending on your safari budget.

Tour transport is in private pop up safari minivan.

You can upgrade to pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser jeep at extra cost

So that you may know…

  • tour can be modified to include more days
  • tour can be modified to finish in Nairobi
  • tour can be modified to include connecting flights to National parks
  • driving time in Kenya is approximate and depends on road traffic/state

Tour Highlights:

  • Masai Mara game reserve-one stop shop for wildlife spotting in the region
  • Lake Nakuru National park-few flamingoes,other bird species and guarantee Rhino sightings
  • Samburu game reserve-unique wildlife species
  • Cross section of Kenyan cultures and local life styles
  • A glimpse of the capital city Nairobi.
  • The Great Rift Valley escarpment,
  • Mount Kenya-a glimpse
  • Kenya farming cultures, tea, coffee, subsistence farming
  • Unlimited game viewing drives with private safari vehicle & guide
  • Varied climatic and vegetation zones
  • The big five & hundreds of other wildlife and bird species.

Daily Private Safari Tour

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
  • MOMBASA fly NAIROBI drive to MASAI MARA
  • FULL DAY AT THE MASAI MARA
  • MASAI MARA - LAKE NAKURU
  • LAKE NAKURU - SAMBURU
  • SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
  • SAMBURU - MT. KENYA – NAIROBI (Samburu to Nairobi
  • Drop Off

MOMBASA fly  NAIROBI drive to  MASAI MARA (Nairobi to Masai Mara – 265kms – Approx. 5/6kms)

Early pick up from your  Kenya Coast beach resort for a transfer to Mombasa airport.
 

0800hrs: Depart on Kenya Airways to Nairobi (1 Hour)
0900hrs: On arrival at Nairobi airport you are met by our safari driver guide and vehicle.

Proceed  to the Masai Mara on a scenic drive via the central highlands of  Kenya with views of local homesteads and  subsistence crop farming.

You shall stop  to view at the Great Rift Valley escarpment and other scenic attractions.

Drive is through Masai country along the floor of the Rift valley

Afternoon game viewing drive at the Masai Mara game reserve.

Overnight at your Masai Mara safari lodge / tented camp.

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

FULL DAY AT THE 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 hosts to  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, 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  drives 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 our Masai Mara safari lodge/ Tented camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

MASAI MARA – LAKE NAKURU (280 kms, Appx. 6/7 hrs)

Early morning game spotting drive to catch the sunrise and wildlife and scenery.

Later depart  Masai Mara and proceed to Lake Nakuru national park.

There shall be stops to view the fresh water Lake Naivasha and the alkaline Lake Elmenteita.

Game and bird watching drives around the Lake Nakuru national park.

Hundreds of thousands of  flamingoes canopy the shallow edges of the Lake Nakuru while pelicans and other bird species will be seen.

The national park hosts both the black and white rhino togeher with warthog, antelope, baboon and many more animal species.

Overnight at your Lake Nakuru safari lodge / tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

What to see at Lake Nakuru national park ……………………….

Flamingo ( Lesser and Greater ), White Rhino, Zebra, Waterbucks,  waterfalls: Makali, unique vegetation about 550 different plant species, Mammals 56 different species and terrestrialbirds numbering 450 species in total.

LAKE NAKURU – SAMBURU (320 kms – Approx. 5 hrs)

Day begins with  an early short game and bird viewing drive

Proceed to Samburu game reserve located at the arid frontier district of Kenya.

This is the most scenic and dramatic day of our Kenya safari journey.

The drive is via  the edges of the Rift Valley escarpment,past the central highlands and on to the arid region  of Northern Kenya.

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

Afternoon game viewing drive at the Samburu game reserve.

Overnight at your Samburu game reserve safari lodge / tented camp .

Meal Plan:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

What you may  see at samburu game reserve …………..

Elephants, Giraffe, Zebras, Warthog and Antelopes .

SAMBURU GAME RESERVE

Day spent at the Samburu game reserve!.

Start the day on an early morning game viewing  drive.

Game spotting shall be concentrated along the Ewaso Nyiro River,which is the lifeline of this semi-arid game reserve.

We shall look out for  Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra,Somali ostrich, Lion, Elephant, Buffalo and many more.

Overnight at your Samburu game reserve safari lodge/ tented camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SAMBURU – MT. KENYA – NAIROBI (Samburu to Nairobi 320 km, Appr. 6 hrs with lunch stop)

Depart Samburu after an early morning game viewing drive.

The drive shall be via  the arid areas, the highlands and to Mount Kenya.

Proceed to Nairobi with views of  tea, coffee and pineapple plantations en -route

Arrive Nairobi in the afternoon.

Transfer to Nairobi Airport.

 

1830hrs: Depart NairobiAirport

1930 hrs: Arrive Mombasa airport.

Met at the Mombasa airport for  transfer to your Kenya coast  beach hotel.

What you could see on a 6 day Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Samburu safari tour.

  • White Rhino
  • Flamingo ( Lesser and Greater )
  • Zebra
  • Waterbucks
  • Warthog
  • Baboon
  • Antelope
  • Lion
  • Elephant
  • Leopard

Accommodation

Safari accommodation options for each location
Masai mara game reserve  
Luxury level lodge /tented camp option Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Serena Lodge, Mara Eden Camp, Ashnil Mara Camp, Keekorok Lodge, Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Mara Safari club, Mpata Safari Club, Mara Siria Camp, Loyk Mara Camp, Mara Engai camp, Mara River Camp, Mara Simba Lodge, Ilkeliani Camp, Matira Camp, Kandili Camp, Base Camp Explorer, Olumara Camp, Olkeri Camp, Aruba Camp, Mara Simba Lodge
Standard level lodge / tented camp option Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, AA Camp, Osero Camp, Azure Mara Haven, Mara River Lodge, Mara Sun lodge
Economy level lodge/ tented camp option Elangata Olerai Camp, Olmoran tented camp, Sentrim Mara Camp, Enkorok Mara Camp, Nyumbu Camp, Mara Chui Camp
Lake Nakuru National park  
Luxury level lodge /tented camp option Sarova Lion hill, Lake Nakuru sopa lodge, Flamingo camp
Standard level lodge / tented camp option Lake Nakuru Lodge
Economy level lodge/ tented camp option Lake Nakuru Lodge
Samburu game reserve  
Luxury level lodge /tented camp option Ashnil Samburu, Samburu lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge, Sarova
Standard level lodge / tented camp option Samburu Sopa lodge
Economy level lodge/ tented camp option Sentrim Samburu camp

Tour Price Includes

  • Air ticket: Mombasa-Nairobi-Mombasa.
  • Transfers: Hotel-Airport-Hotel.
  • Transport in a customized pop up top safari mini-van.
  • Services of an english / other language speaking driver/ guide.
  • Accommodation at economy, standard or luxury lodges / tented camps (please choose).
  • 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 Mombasa or Kenya coast beach hotel.

Additional Extras

Pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep Supplement:

2 pax per person: $180
4 pax per person: $90
6 pax per person: $60

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