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8-Day Samburu/Sweet Waters/Nakuru/Naivasha/Mara

8-Day Samburu/Sweet Waters/Nakuru/Naivasha/Mara

$2435 / per person
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Our eight day Kenyan safari takes you to the northern frontier country of Samburu, through the Great Rift Valley and finally through the Masai Mara, home of the Big Five. The Samburu Game Reserve is home to rare species such as the reticulated giraffe, the Somali ostrich and other animals that can withstand the hard, arid conditions. This is a tour for the entire family, including children and seniors!

  • Destination
  • Departure
    This tour starts and ends in Nairobi
  • Departure Time
    If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
  • Return Time
    Depending on your flight plans.
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable and light
  • Included
    A professional driver/guide
    All accommodation
    All activities
    All Taxes/VAT
    Drinking water
    Meals (As specified in the tour plan section)
    Park fees (For non-residents)
    Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Not Included
    Additional accommodation
    Increase of taxes
    International flights
    Personal items
    Tips

Tour Plan

1

Arrival

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
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Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu Game Reserve

You will be picked up from your hotel at 0800 hours and depart for the dramatic, semi-arid scrubland of the Northern Frontier. You will arrive in Samburu in time for lunch. After lunch you will embark on a game drive in search of resident wildlife species like the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, and the blue-necked Somali ostrich, all of which are rare elsewhere in the country. Your dinner and overnight will be at the spectacular Samburu Sopa lodge. Main destination: Samburu National Reserve Best Time to Visit June to September and January to February High Season December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather December to March and July to October (Busy)
 
Expect to see Elephants, Lion, Cheetah, Giraffe, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeast & the Hyena.
 
Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Samburu NR Meal & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve

You will spend the full day in Samburu National Park and participate in early morning and evening game drives. Your meals and overnight stay will be at Samburu sopa lodge. The highlights of Samburu Game Reserve include its scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserve has numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife, which includes leopards, hippos, elephants, lions, reticulated giraffes, Grevy’s zebras and crocodiles in the Ewaso Nyiro River. In addition, over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries. Main destination: Samburu National Reserve  
Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Masai Mara NR Meal & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 3: Samburu – Sweetwater’s Game Reserve

You will have breakfast and then go on a game drive as we exit the park and drive to the Mount Kenya region. Lunch will be at Sweetwater’s tented camp before we proceed on an afternoon game drive in Sweetwater’s sanctuary. Your dinner and overnight will be at Sweetwater’s Tented Camp. Sweetwater’s is the only sanctuary for the rehabilitation of widely abused chimpanzees in Kenya. Two groups of these primates live in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. This is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area. Main destination: Sweetwaters (Ol Pejeta) Best Time to Visit June to September (Dry season) High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather Jun to Sep and Dec to Feb (Less rain)
 
Expect to see Elephants, Giraffe, White Rhino, Black Rhino, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeast & the Hyena.
  Luxury tented camp located inside Ol Pejeta Meal & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 4: Sweetwater's – Lake Nakuru National Park

Have breakfast and then depart the lodge for Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. You have a full afternoon game drive followed by dinner and your overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge. Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingos and over 400 other species of birds that are also found there. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. It has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species – particularly the Rothschild’s giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are also all residents here. Main destination: Lake Nakuru National Park Best Time to Visit June to March best for wildlife viewing (Little rain) High Season July to March (The park gets very busy)
Best Weather June to March (Little rainfall)
 
Expect to see Giraffe, White Rhino, Buffalo, Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeast & the Hyena.
 
Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP Meal & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha

Have breakfast at your leisure before driving to Lake Naivasha. You can take this opportunity to visit Hells Gate National Park, which can be explored on foot or by bicycle. An optional boat ride to Crescent Island can also be arranged. Your dinner and overnight will be at Naivasha Country Club. Main destination: Lake Naivasha   Luxury hotel located in or near Lake Naivasha Meal & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 6: Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara Game Reserve

Drive via the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara Game Reserve, arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. After refreshing, we will take an introductory game drive. Spend the afternoon on a game drive, returning before dusk for dinner and your overnight stay at Ashnil Mara luxury camp, which is situated in an excellent location within the reserve. Main destination: Maasai Mara National Reserve Best Time to Visit June to October and September to October High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
 
Expect to see Elephants, Lion, Cheetah, Giraffe, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeast & the Hyena.
 
Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Masai Mara NR Meal & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Spend the full day exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big Five. You can also participate in an optional balloon safari for an extra cost of $450 US dollars per person. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that is is difficult to believe. Over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, elephants and many kinds of antelopes. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the great migration. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (in Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna – lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas and vultures. Main destination: Maasai Mara National Reserve Best Time to Visit June to October and September to October High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
 
Expect to see Elephants, Lion, Cheetah, Giraffe, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeast & the Hyena.
 
Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp
Luxury tented camp located inside Masai Mara NR Meal & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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Day 8: Masai Mara - Nairobi

After an early morning game drive you will return to the lodge for breakfast and then drive to Nairobi. You will arrive by 1400 hours, at which time your safari will conclude. Main destination: Nairobi  
Accommodation: No Accommodation (End of tour)
Meal & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) Drinks not included
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End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
  • This tour starts in Nairobi and ends in Mombasa, Kenya
  • This operator can help select your international flights, but you'll have to book them yourself
  • Fly to Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO - Check price) in Nairobi
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
 

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