Kenya’s Safari – Samburu, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara Game Reserves

  • 7 Days , 3 Cities
  • From $2,350
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Kenya lies over the equator in East-Focal Africa, on the shore of the Indian Sea. Kenya imparts a portion of its travel industry assets to Tanzania (Masai Mara-Serengeti biological system) and with Uganda on Mount Elgon.
Countries Visited Kenya
Places Visited Nairobi,
Suggested Duration 7 days
Travel Styles African Safaris & Wildlife Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya!

    Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the evening. Meet safari driver-guide and transfer to your city hotel.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Samburu Game Reserve

    After breakfast drive to Samburu Game Reserve arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drives in Samburu Game Reserve.

    Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie "Born Free". Samburu National Reserve is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River in dry northern Kenya and neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life.

    The presence, of the Ewaso Ngiro River - and its shady trees - attracts plenty of wildlife. Giraffe, large herds of elephants, buffalo, gerenuks, gazelle, waterbuck, and zebra (including the endangered Grevy's zebra) from the surrounding savannah plains trek to the water, Lion, leopard, and cheetah are also quite easy to spot, thanks in part to the lack of grass cover. The reserve provides the opportunity to see wildlife that only lives in the dry north of Kenya; namely: the long-necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa onyx. The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings.

    Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches, and others. Visit a Samburu Cultural Village.

    Dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Samburu Game Reserve - Game drives continues

    Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon. Alternatively, enjoy game drives in Samburu Game Reserve with a lunch break in between the game drives. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Lodge.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Nakuru National Park - Enjoy Kenya’s largest population of rhinos

    Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park heading straight for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru National Park: Established in 1961 and gazette in 1968 as a National Park, the park has Kenya’s largest population of rhinos. The park is home to Lion Hills, Makalia waterfalls, unique vegetation, Picturesque landscape, yellow acacia woodlands, and a wide range of birds most famous being Flamingoes and Pelicans. Located in the Great Rift Valley Lake System, the park is also an ecologically significant region having been named a RAMSAR Site and Important Bird Area. Covering 73 square miles (188 square kilometers), Lake Nakuru is world-famous for flamingos and was created as a National Park to protect, its stunning flocks of lesser flamingos which turn its shores pink. These are the millions of flamingoes seeking their food in the salty deep-green waters of Lake Nakuru. The park is indeed a birds’ paradise hosting over 500 species.

    Animals include Thomson gazelles, Grants gazelles, impalas, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes, or even black rhino, leopards, and about 450 bird species in total. Buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild Giraffe, White, and Black Colobus monkey are plentiful in the forest. The bushlands offer eland, Steinbok, impala, Chandler’s Reedbuck, and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment.

    Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    The Maasai Mara Game Reserve - The Maasai Cultural Village

    After breakfast drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, have lunch at your hotel, and enjoy the afternoon game drive in the Game Reserve. Afternoon visit to a Maasai Cultural Village: This afternoon, join the Masai dancers donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats, and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed.

    Maasai Mara Game Reserve: The Reserve, the Land of Big Cat Diary , and Disney’s African Cats are considered a "must-see" for any new and repeat visitor traveling on a safari to Kenya. It is on the "to do" list for many Kenyans and visitors alike because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and birds. Masai Mara is the best place to see the "Big Five" animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos , and buffalo).

    Home of the Great Wildebeest Migration is the location of the ’ Annual Great Wildebeest Migration’ – one of the natural wonders of the world – is a gloriously beautiful, wildlife-rich savannah landscape. The annual wildebeest migration from June to October consists of over 1.5 million wildebeests, gazelles gnus, and Zebras roar converge at the border of Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon, before finally plunging wildly into the raging waters of the Mara River, creating a frenzy as they fight against swift currents and waiting hungry crocodiles takes priority. Those that survive crocodiles and raging waters cross over to the patiently waiting predators such as hyenas, jackals, leopards, and lions for another survival battle.

    Wildlife – The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s, etc.

    Dinner and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Maasai Mara Game Reserve - Full day game

    Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve with a lunch break in between the game drives.

    Recommended activity:
    Masai Mara Balloon Ride is for those going for the balloon safari. You will be going for the early morning, picked up at the hotel by the Balloon Company at 5.30 am, driving to the balloon launch site where you will gather for takeoff. Enjoy over the plains, getting a bird’s eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon. After approximately one hour aloft, the balloon lands for the breakfast. The smell of bacon, sausages, and eggs drifts in the breeze as we sample exotic Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries, and if you wish, glasses of bubbly to toast our flight, a tradition initiated by the Montgolfier brothers.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Nairobi Airport - Departure

    Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Nairobi. Take extensions or transfer to the airport in time for your homebound flight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $2,350 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on premium accommodation
Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 6 Nights stay in Luxury Accommodation
    1 night stay in Nairobi on a bed and breakfast basis
    2 nights stay in the Samburu Game Reserve on Full Board Basis
    1 night stay in Lake Nakuru National Park on Full Board Basis
    2 nights stay in the Masai Mara Game Reserve on Full Board Basis
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Nairobi
  • Custom-made Safari Vehicles
  • Transport using 4X4 Landcruisers 
  • Guaranteed a window seat with each car carrying a maximum of 6 people
  • Safari game drives as per the itinerary
  • National Park and Game Reserve entrance fees
  • English-speaking drivers  will guide and inform you during the safari
  • Have drinking water throughout the safari
  • 24-hour support throughout the safari

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Explore Ewaso Ngiro River
  • Discover the fascinating birdlife
  • Explore Samburu National Reserve with over 350 species of birds
  • Visit Lake Nakuru National Park which has Kenya’s largest population of rhinos
  • Discover Masai Mara Game Reserve the Land of Big Cat
  • Diary and Disney’s African Cats are considered a “must-see” for any new and repeat visitor
  • Visit The Maasai Cultural Village

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