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Best of Kenya Itinerary Safari

7 Days Kenya lodge safari to Samburu - Mount Kenya - Masai Mara Reserve. This is Private Safari departing with a minimum of 2 person 

This 7 days safari features three major reserves in Kenya; namely Samburu National Reserve,Lake Nakuru National Park and Maasai Mara Game Reserve, and gives you the opportunity to stay overnight in a tree hotel at Mount KenyaArea - the Serena Mountain Lodge.

The Samburu National Reserve, located about 220 miles north of Nairobi is relatively small, covering an area of only 104 square km with a unique landscapes of rounded and rugged hills and undulating plains. Small herds of elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and plains game are present but a special feature of this Reserve are the various species of game unique to these northern parks - Beisa oryx, the long necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and the blue shanked Somali ostrich. The leopard is often seen.

Lake Nakuru is one of the greatest worlds famous bird spectacles with over 400 bird species besides the flamingoes that carpet the lake. Many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschilds giraffe, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game.

Masai Mara Game Reserve on the other hand is Kenya's most spectacular of all Kenyan parks and reserves, and here you have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. The Reserve covers an area of 700 square miles and forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem and hence hosts the world famous spectacle of the annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands of zebra and an escort of carnivores from the Serengeti plains, following the rains and succulent new grass.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi/Samburu
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through central Kenya and north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve arriving Samburu Serena Lodge in time lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge.
Approx Transit time: 5 hrs
Meal plan:

Day 2: Samburu
Full day in Samburu, with an early morning and late afternoon game drive. Samburu is a beautiful and and game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Grevy's zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. Optional activites include a visit to a local Samburu village, camel riding and guided nature and bird walks. All meals and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge.
Meal plan:

Day 3: Mountain Lodge
Depart Samburu after breakfast and drive to the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya arriving Serena Mountain Lodge (tree hotel) in time for lunch. Relax the afternoon away as you watch game from the balcony with an optional guided nature walk. Overnight floodlit game viewing - Mountain Lodge rightfully boasts of having the highest record of animal visits and sightings in the area. Dinner and overnight..
Approx Transit time: 3 hrs
Meal plan:

 

Day 4: Lake Nakuru

Depart Mountain Lodge in the morning and drive to the floor of the Rift Valley - to Lake Nakuru National Park making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls. Arrive Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive.

Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild\'s giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Approx Transit time: 3 hrs

Meal plan:

Day 5: Masai Mara

Depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Masai Mara arriving Mara Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Approx Transit time: 6 hrs

Meal plan:

Day 6: Masai Mara

Spend the day in Masai Mara, Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant.

Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend entire day in the park, or you can choose to have early morning and late afternoon game drives. You will also have the option of visiting a local Masai village (US$20 per person).

All meals and overnight Mara Sopa Lodge.

Meal plan:

Day 7: Nairobi

Another early morning game drive in Mara, then depart after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving approx 13:00hrs. Drop at your hotel or transfer to the airport for onward flight home.

End of services.

Approx Transit time: 5 hrs

Meal plan:

Rates include

  • Ground transport in a comfortable safari vehicle for game viewing, photography and touring
  • Full board accommodation, meal plan as mentioned in itinerary
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • 6 litres of bottled water each for the Safari.
  • Start and end of Safari in Nairobi.
  • Airport Transfers between the airport and your hotel in Nairobi

Rates exclude

  • Tips & gratitude
  • International flights from home and back
  • Money for tips,
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic drinks/Beverages,
  • Optional activities like visit to the Masai village

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