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8 Days, 7 Nights: Samburu Game Reserve, Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha Area Attractions & Masai Mara Game Reserve Tour<br /><small>5 National Parks, “Kenya Explorer”, from Nairobi to Nairobi</small>

8 Days, 7 Nights: Samburu Game Reserve, Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha Area Attractions & Masai Mara Game Reserve Tour
5 National Parks, “Kenya Explorer”, from Nairobi to Nairobi

Daily Private Safari Tour

Departs from / returns to Nairobi airport / Nairobi area hotels

Safari tour in pop up top 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep

Explore the breath of Kenya on an 8 day Kenya explorer tour and discover Samburu Game reserve, rift valley Lakes Naivasha & Nakuru  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.

Lake Nakuru National Park, the 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.

Tour progresses to Lake Naivasha where we spend a night and enjoy a boat ride to view hippos, exotic birds and small game.

We also enjoy a guided walking safari at the Crescent Island.

Tour visits the Hell’s Gate National Park on a short hike and bicycle ride that brings you closer to Nature.

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, comfort 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

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Tour Highlights:

  • Samburu Game Reserve
    - Local cultures, subsistence and commercial farming activities
    - Snow capped Mount Kenya
    - Different climatic and vegetation zones
    - Orynx, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Elephant etc
    - Samburu tribes & culture
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
    - Hundreds of bird species including few flamingos, pelicans and others
    - Rhino sanctuary
    - The Great Rift valley escarpment - Awesome scenery
  • Lake Naivasha
    - Boat ride
    - Guided walking safari at Crescent Island
    - Bird watching (A few flamingoes, pelicans and other bird species -season permitting)
    - Hell's Gate visit with bicycle ride
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve
    - Unlimited game viewing drives
    - Tree studded typical savannah terrain and a multitude of Wild animal species.
    - Colorful Masai tribesmen
  • Masai village visit - (arrange with your driver guide) = $ 20 per person - Optional
  • Hot air balloon ride at Masai Mara (enquire with us ) = $ 420 per person - Optional

8 Day Samburu - Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
  • Collection
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Overnight
  • Safari
  • Drop Off

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 Nakuru – (250 km – Approx. 4-5  hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. 

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

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

Proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park, a birdlife heaven, at the floor of the Great Rift Valley.

Birdlife abounds with few flamingos seen together with pelicans and other bird species.

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

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

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Early morning game viewing drives as you exit Lake Nakuru for Lake Naivasha.

Visit the Hell’s Gate national park.

Take a bike and cycle to the nearby Hell’s Gate national park where you explore on foot this canyon as you spot small game.

Later go for a boat ride at Lake Nakuru with views of pods of hippopotamus, exotic birds and fish.

Proceed to Crescent Island for guided walking safari.


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 – Masai Mara (285 km – Approx. 5-6 hrs.)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Exit the lake Naivasha and proceed to the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Arrive Masai Mara and go for 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.

We shall visit 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.

Masai Mara – Nairobi (265km – Approx. 5 – 6 hrs)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

Early pre-breakfast game viewing drive

Depart Masai Mara with an exit game viewing drive.

Proceed to Nairobi to arrive approximately 4:30 pm.

Drop off at a Nairobi hotel / Nairobi airport

What you could see and do on 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
  • Waterbuck
  • Giraffe
  • Terrestrial Birds (Up to 450 species)


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, Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort
Comfort level lodge / tented camp accommodation Elsamere Lodge, Naivasha Crescent Camp
Economy level lodge / tented camp accommodation Naivasha Kongoni Lodge
Lake Nakuru National Park  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp accommodation Sarova Lion hill, Lake Nakuru sopa lodge, Flamingo camp
Comfort level lodge / tented camp accommodation Lake Nakuru Lodge, Sarova Woodlands, The Pelican Lodge, Sentrim Elementaita
Economy level lodge / tented camp accommodation Lake Nakuru Lodge
Masai Mara Game Reserve  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp accommodation Royal Mara, Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Ashnil Mara Camp, Mara Siria Camp, Mara Sarova Game Camp, Kandili Camp, Mara Engai camp, *Karen Blixen, Eagle View Camp, Leopard Hill Camp
Superior Comfort level Lodge/Tented Camps Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Mara River Camp, Keekorok Lodge, Sekenani Camp, Matira Camp, Emayian Luxury Camp Mara Simba Lodge, Ilkeliani Camp, Loyk Mara Camp, Olengoti Eco Safari Camp
Comfort level lodge / tented camp accommodation Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, AA Lodge, Osero Camp, Azure Mara Haven, Mara River Lodge, Mara Sun lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp, Siana Springs, Losokwan Luxury Tented Camp, Zebra Plains Mara, Base Camp Explorer
Economy level lodge / tented camp accommodation Enkorok, Elangata Olerai, Ol Moran, Mara Chui Camp, Jambo Mara Safari Lodge, Explore Nature Mara Lodge, La Maison Royale (LMR) Mara Camp
Samburu Game Reserve  
Luxury level lodge / tented camp accommodation Samburu Game Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge, Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, Ashnil Samburu Camp
Comfort level lodge / tented camp accommodation Samburu Sopa Lodge
Economy level lodge / tented camp accommodation Sentrim Samburu Lodge

Tour Price Includes

Not Included In the Tour Price:
- Bottled & Soft Drinks
- Items and services of a personal nature
- Tips & Gratuities.

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