Safari Highlights:

  • Start/End: Nairobi
  • Status: Open all-year round
  • Samburu – 2 Nights: Samburu Sopa Lodge/Samburu Intrepids Camp
  • Sweetwaters – 2 Nights: Sweetwaters Tented Camp
  • Aberdares – 1 Night: The Ark Lodge
  • Lake Nakuru – 1 Night: Flamingo Hill Tented Camp/Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
  • Lake Elementaita – 1 Night: Lake Elementaita Serena/Sentrim Elementaita
  • Lake Naivasha – 2 Nights: Crescent Camp/Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
  • Maasai Mara – 3 Nights: Mara Leisure Camp/Ashnil Mara Camp

Activities: Game viewing, photography, nature walks sightseeing & birding

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Transfer to Samburu (Approx. 5 hours)

Be picked from your Nairobi hotel ay 7a.m. then depart for Samburu passing through the equator line to Samburu land. Arrive with a short game drive en route to the camp for lunch. After lunch, relax before a game drive at 4p.m. Samburu Park has unique residents including the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich.

Overnight: Samburu Sopa/Intrepids
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Samburu – Full day

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of unique northern Kenya species such as the reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, and the long-necked gerenuk. Much of the reserve consists of desert landscape; dusty red plains broken by thorny scrub, featuring dramatic views of table top Mt Ol Olokwe on the horizon. All meals are taken at the camp.

Overnight: Samburu Sopa/Intrepids
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Samburu – Transfer to Sweetwaters (Approx. 3 hours)

Have breakfast at the camp and immediately depart for Sweetwaters. This is a beautiful private game reserve and home to rare species such as Beisa oryx, Rothschild’s giraffe and black rhino. Game drives here reveal the full range of African wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and hippo. Enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage. Observe chimps at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Sweetwaters – Full day

Enjoy this day with a morning game drive after breakfast till lunch time where you come back to the camp for lunch. Enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage. Observe chimps at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and visit Rhino Sanctuary as well.

Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool area and later have another game drive at 4p.m.

Overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Sweetwaters – Transfer to Aberdares (Approx. 2 hours)

Have an early morning breakfast and immediately depart for Aberdares to arrive before lunch time. Lunch will be served at Aberdares Country Lodge. Later enjoy a joint game drive as you drive to The Ark lodge for dinner and overnight stay. At the lodge you will enjoy game viewing at a deck overlooking a waterhole.

Overnight: The Ark Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Aberdares – Transfer to Lake Nakuru (Approx. 2 hours)

Leave Aberdares for Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch at the camp. Relax by the pool area band later have a game drive at 4p.m. You will meet great masses of Flamingos not forgetting the endangered white and black rhino found in this park.

Overnight: Sarova Lion Hill/Flamingo Hill
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Lake Nakuru – Lake Bogoria (Approx. 1 hour, 30 minutes) – Transfer to Lake Elementaita (Approx. 2 – 3 hours)

Have breakfast then depart for Lake Bogoria. Have a guided walk as soon as you arrive at the lake. Lunch is served at Lake Bogoria Spa and resort. After lunch head to Lake Elementaita for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight: Serena/Sentrim

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Lake Elementaita – Transfer to Lake Naivasha (Approx. 1 hour)

Have a morning guided walk before you depart for Lake Naivasha. Afternoon is spent with a boat ride + guided walk in Crescent Island.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa/Crescent Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Lake Naivasha – Hells Gate

Spend this day with a guided walk in Hells Gate. You can also opt for a bicycle riding from the gate to where the gorges are. All meals are taken at the lodge/camp.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa/Crescent Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 10: Lake Naivasha – Transfer to Maasai Mara (Approx. 4 – 5 hours)

Have an early breakfast then depart for Maasai Mara to arrive for lunch at the camp. Have lunch then relax before an afternoon game drive at 4o’clock till 6 p.m.

Overnight: Ashnil/Mara Leisure

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 & 12: Maasai Mara – Full day game drives

Spend these 2 days with morning and afternoon game drives that lead one to some of Africa’s largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. Accommodations include en suite restroom facilities and secluded verandas.

Overnight: Ashnil/Mara Leisure

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Maasai Mara – Transfer to Nairobi (Approx. 5 Hours)

Have breakfast at the camp then check out park and drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch is served at Carnivore Restaurant or one of your choices. Have a short trip to Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen or do a little shopping for souvenirs at Kazuri Beads. Later be dropped at your Nairobi.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Rates: Contact Us

 

Accommodations

Option 1; Luxury

Samburu Intrepids Camp, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, The Ark Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Lake Elementaita Serena Camp, Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge & Ashnil Mara Camp

Option 2; Mid-range

Samburu Sopa Lodge, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, The Ark Lodge, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Sentrim Elementaita, Crescent Camp & Mara Leisure Camp

 

Notes:-

  • Rates are quoted in USD
  • Accommodation is subject to availability

Inclusive of;

– All government taxes/VAT
– Accommodation in Single/Double/Triple/family rooms while on safari on full board basis
– Drinking water
– Transportation in a customized 4/4 Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof to facilitate game viewing and photography
– All game drives as mentioned in the tour description
– Boat rides and guided nature walks in Lake Bogoria, Lake Elementaita, Hells Gate and Crescent Island
– Services of professional tour driver/guide
– Lunch on the last day at Carnivore Restaurant 

Exclusive of;

– International flights from home and back
– Tips & porterage
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Travel insurance
– Other personal items
– Cultural visit to a Maasai Village: $30 per person
– Hot Air Balloon ride $450 per person

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