9 Days Safari, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara Lodge Safari
This safari will take you from the hectic city life to several serene environments where you will be able to relax. The safari will begin at Samburu Game Reserve after which we will proceed to the pink lake, Lake Nakuru. It is given this name because of the presence of thousands of flamingos found here. The safari will end at Masai Mara National Reserve, which contains one of the seven wonders of the world, The Wildebeest migration.
1 Day Nairobi Excursion Tour
Arrival transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International airport and transfer to Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel where you will be booked for one night stay on bed & breakfast basis. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 2 Nairobi – Samburu Lodge Safari
After breakfast pick up by our driver/guide at approximately 6.30a.m and depart for Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu (approx 5.5 hrs drive) where you will be booked for two nights stay on full board basis. Arrive at the lodge in time for a late lunch and thereafter relax until evening after which you will depart for a game drive in to the Samburu National Reserve. Samburu National Reserve is one of the lesser-known national parks, but is nevertheless teeming with life. Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains. The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five). The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the miracle lioness that adopted the baby oryx is a resident in the reserve). Return back to the lodge in time to freshen up for dinner. Dinner & Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar.
Day 3 Full Day Samburu Lodge Safari
After early morning tea/coffee depart for a game drive returning back in time for breakfast. After breakfast spend the entire day at own leisure until lunch. After lunch depart for another game drive returning back to the lodge for dinner. Dinner & Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar
Day 4 Samburu – Aberdares Lodge Safari
After breakfast check out from the lodge and depart for The Ark Lodge, Aberdares (approx 4 hrs drive) where you will be booked for one night stay on full board basis. Upon arrival you will have lunch at the Aberdare restaurant and thereafter proceed to the Ark lodge in their vehicle. You will be able to view animals from your room at the Ark since they have a water hole in the compound. Dinner & Overnight at The Ark Lodge or similar.
Day 5 Aberdare – Lake Nakuru Lodge Safari
After morning breakfast check out from the lodge and proceed to Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Nakuru (approx 4 hrs drive) where you will be booked for one night stay on full board basis. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. The park is home to not just the lesser flamingo but over 400 species of birds and one of the few places to see the endangered white rhino. Other wildlife at the park includes lions, leopards, zebra, gazelles, eland, giraffe and the hyrax. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. After lunch depart for an afternoon game drive in to the Nakuru national park where you will also be able to view the world famous flamingoes. Return back to the lodge in time for dinner. Dinner & Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or similar.
Day 6 Full Day Lake Nakuru Lodge Safari
After early morning tea/coffee depart for a game drive returning back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast spend the day taking advantage of the facilities at the lodge. After lunch depart for another game drive returning back to the lodge in time for dinner. Dinner & Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or similar.
Day 7 Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Lodge Safari
After breakfast check out from the lodge and proceed to Mara Sarova Camp, Mara (approx 5 hrs drive) where you will be booked for two nights stay on full board basis. Arrive at the camp in time for lunch. “The Magical Mara” is one of Kenya’s best loved reserves. It is an extension of the Serengeti ecosystem to the south. Each year, Mara is the staging ground for the “Great Migration”, one of the awe-inspiring natural events of the world. After lunch depart for an afternoon game drive where you shall have the opportunity to view the “Big Five” namely the Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and the Leopard. The Mara is also known for the abundance of lions. Return back to the camp in time for dinner. Dinner & Overnight at Mara Sarova Camp or similar.
Day 8 Masai Mara – Nairobi Lodge Safari
We depart from our safari camp and take a morning game drive through the Maasai Mara Reserve. Then we return to bustling Nairobi, arriving at about 14:00 in the afternoon. Head to Ruiru Rainbow Resort for late lunch. After the late lunch and a bit of relaxing, we shall head to the spa for a soothing and relaxing massage. This will take the better part of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the resort.
Day 9: Departure
After breakfast depart to the airport for your return journey.
THE PRICE OF THE SAFARI
-Transport based on customized seven-sitter safari Van with specially modified suspension. Seats designed with seat belts.
_ All applicable game Park Entrance fees.
– Finest accommodation as indicated in the itinerary.
– Three meals a day while on Safari.
– Airport picks up on arrival in Nairobi.
– Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
– Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari.
– Round trip transport from Nairobi to the designated National Park.
– Pre–tour itinerary document.
– Extensive and unlimited Game drives.
THE PRICE EXCLUDES
– Personal expense such as communication charges like emails, faxes, and phone calls
– Drinks like sodas, water, beer and wines
– Gratuity for the driver guide, waiter
– The cost of obtaining visa
– Pre- tour accommodation which can be arranged on request.
– Optional activities i.e. visit to masai village
– Optional Nairobi dinner
– Balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person
– Optional Nairobi city tour and excursion
– insurance cover