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Samburu game reserve – Lake Naivasha & Lake Nakuru – Masai mara game reserve – 8 Days
Kenya Explorer

Daily Private Safari Tour

From Nairobi to Nairobi – Kenya, in pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep

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

 

Tour 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 with bicycle ride / walking safari (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

Samburu game reserve – Lake Naivasha & Lake Nakuru – Masai mara game reserve – 8 Days
Kenya Explorer

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  • Overnight
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Nairobi – Samburu: (320 km – Approx. 6 hrs drive)

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner

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

Samburu Game Reserve – full day

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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.

Samburu – Lake Naivasha – (340 km – Approx. 5-6  hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. 

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.

What you may do at Lake Naivasha …….

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

Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru: (80km – Approx. 1 hr)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 

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.

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 terrestrial birds,waterbuck.

Lake Nakuru – Masai mara (285 km – Approx. 5.5 hrs.)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

Full day – Masai mara

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Masai mara game reserve

Meal plan. Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

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

Overnight at your Masai mara safari lodge / tented camp.

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)

Masai Mara – Nairobi (265km – Approx. 5hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

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 a Nairobi hotel / Nairobi airport

What you could see and do on an 8 Day Explorer Safari...

  • Elephants
  • Zebra
  • Bufallo
  • Warthogs
  • Antelopes
  • Oryx
  • Reticulated Giraffe
  • Grevy’s Zebra
  • Somali ostrich
  • Boat ride
  • Bird watching
  • Nature walks
  • Visit to Hells Gate
  • Flamingo
  • Makalia Waterfalls
  • Unique vegetation
  • Lion
  • White Rhino
  • Black Rhino
  • Giraffe
  • Terrestrial Birds (Up to 450 species)
  • Waterbuck

Accommodation

Safari accommodation options for each location
Lake Naivasha National Park  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp accommodation Lake Naivasha sopa, Naivasha Simba resort, Lake Naivasha Country club
Standard level lodge / tented camp accommodation Elsamere Lodge, Naivasha Cresent Camp
Economy level lodge / tented camp accommodation Naivasha Kongoni Camp
Lake Nakuru National Park  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp accommodation Sarova Lion hill, Lake Nakuru sopa lodge, Flamingo camp
Standard level lodge / tented camp accommodation Lake Nakuru Lodge
Economy level lodge / tented camp accommodation Lake Nakuru lodge
Masai Mara Game Reserve  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp accommodation 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 accommodation Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, AA Camp, Osero Camp, Azure Mara Haven, Mara River Lodge, Mara Sun lodge
Economy level lodge / tented camp accommodation Elangata Olerai Camp, Olmoran tented camp, Sentrim Mara Camp, Enkorok Mara Camp, Nyumbu Camp, Mara Chui Camp
Samburu Game Reserve  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp accommodation Ashnil Samburu, Sarova Shaba, Samburu Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge
Standard level lodge / tented camp accommodation Samburu sopa lodge
Economy level lodge / tented camp accommodation Sentrim Samburu camp

Tour Price Includes

Not Included In the Tour Price: Items and services of a personal nature and tips & gratuities

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