8 Days of Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara

Tour Plan

The safari begins with a visit to the Samburu Game Reserve, home to several unique wildlife species such as the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, and Somali ostrich. From there, the safari proceeds to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where visitors can view endangered species such as black and white rhinos and chimpanzees in their natural habitats.


Next, the safari takes visitors to Lake Naivasha, where they can take a boat ride on the lake, go birdwatching, or hike in Hell's Gate National Park. The safari culminates with a visit to the Maasai Mara, one of Africa's most famous wildlife reserves and home to the annual wildebeest migration. Visitors can witness large herds of wildebeest, zebras, and other wildlife.


Start/End: Nairobi

Status:Open All year

Vehicle used: 4/4 Land Cruiser

Accommodations: Tented Camps/Lodges

Samburu– 2 Nights, Ol Pejeta – 1 Nights, Lake Naivasha – 1 Nights & Maasai Mara – 3 Nights

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


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

Be picked from your Nairobi hotel at 6.30a.m. and immediately depart for Samburu passing through the equator line to Samburu land. Enjoy views of different plantations along the way, it is a scenic route. You will have a game drive en route to the camp. Afternoon game drive is at 4p.m. for 2 hours. Samburu Park is home to Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy Zebra, Beisa Oryx, long-necked gerenuk and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich. 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.

Overnight: Samburu Ashnil Camp/Elephant Bedroom Camp

Meals: Lunch & Dinner


Day 2: Samburu – Full day

Spend this day with morning and afternoon game drives with the rest of the time spent at the camp. All meals are taken at the camp.

Optional Activities: Cultural visit

Overnight: Samburu Ashnil Camp/Elephant Bedroom Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 3. Samburu – Transfer to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Approx. 3 hrs

Have breakfast and depart for Sweetwaters to arrive before lunch time. After lunch, enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage. You will also visit a Chimp sanctuary.

Optional activities -walking safaris escorted by a local ranger, bird watching, horseback riding and night game drives.

Overnight: Sweetwaters Serena/Jambo Mutara/Ol Pejeta Bush Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 4: Ol Pejeta – Transfer to Lake Naivasha, Approx. 4 hours

Have breakfast and immediately depart for Lake Naivasha to arrive by lunch time. Afternoon is spent with a boat ride to Crescent Island.

Overnight: Loldia House/Chui Lodge/Lake Naivasha Resort

Meals: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner


Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Transfer to Maasai Mara, Approx. 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 4 o’clock.

Overnight: Zebra Plains or Basecamp/Sarova Mara Game Camp/Entim or Mara Bush Camp/Kichwa Tembo Camp

Meals:Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner


Day 6 & 7: Maasai Mara – Full day game drives

On these 2 days, have breakfast then depart for full-day game drives in search of the big five and many other wildlife. There will be picnic lunch along Mara River or a good spot chosen by your guide.

Alternatively, have morning and afternoon game drives with the rest of the day spent at the camp.

Optional activities: Hot air balloon, a visit to Maasai village & guided nature walks

Overnight: Zebra Plains or Basecamp/Sarova Mara Game Camp/Entim or Mara Bush Camp/Kichwa Tembo Camp

Meals:Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner


Day 8: Maasai Mara – Transfer to Nairobi, Approx. 5 hours

Have breakfast, then depart for Nairobi to arrive in time for lunch. After lunch be dropped off at the hotel.

Meals:Breakfast & Lunch

  • All government taxes/VAT
  • Park entry fees
  • 7-Night Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the tour description
  • Drinking water
  • Game drives in a 4*4 Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof to facilitate game viewing and photography
  • Boat ride in Lake Naivasha + guided walk in Crescent Island
  • Services of professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch on the last day
  • International flights from home and back
  • Tips & porterage
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Other personal items
  • Optional Activities: Balloon ride ($450 per person), Maasai Village visit and any other activity not in the tour description above
Rates depend on:
  • Number of people traveling
  • Date or month (hotels have different rates throughout the year)
  • Any other special request i.e. children and their ages and students

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