7 Day Samburu, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru and Mara Safari

This is a safari for those who enjoy animals. This is the trip for you if you want to see a lot of game! When visiting Kenya's famous national parks, such as the Aberdare, Samburu, and Masai Mara, you can expect to see plenty of wildlife.

Tour Summary

Wildlife

  •   Occasional
  •   Common
  •   Very Rare
  •   Rare
  •   None
  • Giraffe

      Common
  • Elephant

      Common
  • Zebra

      Common
  • Hippo

      Rare
  • Leopard

      Rare
  • Buffalo

      Common
  • Hyena

      Occasional
  • Lion

      Occasional
  • Cheetah

      Occasional
  • White Rhino

      Common
  • Wildebeest

      Common

Day by Day

Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve

Depart Nairobi as early as 0800 hours for Samburu Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Take a swim in the pool or have a short rest before your afternoon game drive starts. Explore the park and see elephants, as well as other game animals like zebras, giraffes, and with a bit of luck also lions and leopards.

Main Destination:

Samburu National Reserve

Accommodation:

Ashnil Samburu

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full Day Samburu National Reserve

This day will be spent touring this amazing game reserve, with game drives in the morning and afternoon. You can also choose to go on cultural excursions in the surrounding area. Samburu Game Reserve has a variety of attractions. The Samburu tribe, who are also pastoralists, live there. The Ewaso Nyiro River, which flows along the southern boundary, is home to crocodiles and hippo, as well as a variety of other species that come to drink during the day. Buffalo, leopard, lion, cheetah, Grevy's zebra, Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe, and other plains wildlife are common in Samburu.

Main Destination:

Samburu National Reserve

Accommodation:

Ashnil Samburu

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Samburu - Aberdare Ranges

Enjoy the last game drive at sunrise and depart after breakfast for Aberdare mountain range. Arrive for lunch at Aberdare Country Club which overlooks the Aberdare Ranges as you relax and enjoy your meal. Later in the afternoon, you’ll be transferred to the Ark Lodge. This lodge is built entirely of wood resembling and named after Noah’s Ark. The lodge overlooks a waterhole and salt lick that attracts a host of awesome wildlife which you’ll be able to observe from the four decks with numerous balconies and lounges within the lodge. So that you don’t miss any animal sightings, the night guard will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole.

Main Destination:

Aberdare Ranges

Accommodation:

The Ark Lodge

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Aberdare Ranges - Lake Nakuru National Park

After your morning breakfast, you will check out of your lodge and depart for Lake Nakuru driving past Nyahururu town. There is an optional opportunity to experience the Thompson falls at Nyaruhuru town ($5pp). This cascade plunges 75 meters and it is a pretty area to walk around and enjoy the beautiful view of the waterfall from the multitude of viewing areas along the rim of the gorge. Proceed to Lake Nakuru where you’ll arrive just in time for lunch and check-in at your lodge. After lunch, you will go to Lake Nakuru for an evening wildlife drive till sunset, where you will have the opportunity to see and photograph a variety of animals. You'll also go to the scenic observation hill, commonly known as the baboon cliff, from which you can overlook the lake from a vantage position. Following the game drives, you will be returned to camp for rest and dinner.

Main Destination:

Lake Nakuru National Park

Accommodation:

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara Game Reserve

Have your morning breakfast and check out of your lodge as you exit Lake Nakuru and make your way for the Masai Mara where you’ll arrive early in the afternoon and check-in at your lodge. Enjoy your lunch and spend your afternoon relaxing before departing for your afternoon game drive.

Main Destination:

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Accommodation:

Oldarpoi Wageni Camp

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full Day Masai Mara Game Reserve

With your lunch already packed for you, depart the lodge for a full-day game drive. This day is dedicated to the exploration of Masai Mara Driving across the plains in search of the big cats (black manned lions, Cheetahs, and leopards with a picnic lunch served at the Mara River site. You will have a chance to see all the Big Five Animals which include Lions, Leopard, elephants, Rhino, and Buffalo. You will also have a chance to view other wild animals such as Zebra, Antelope, Warthog, Wildebeest, Cheetah, and Topi. After lunch, drive along the river to see the hippos and crocodiles thereafter continue with game drive and return to the lodge late afternoon.

Main Destination:

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Accommodation:

Oldarpoi Wageni Camp

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Masai Mara - Nairobi

This day will begin with an early morning game drive, followed by a return to the lodge for breakfast. Later, check out and travel for Nairobi, with a lunch break along the road, arriving in the late afternoon. Drop off at the hotel or airport for your trip back home.

Main Destination:

Nairobi (Departure)

Accommodation:

No Accommodation

Meals & Drinks:

Full Board basis: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Getting There

This tour starts and ends in Nairobi

International flights to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta international airport

No domestic flights for this tour

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

Inclusions

  • A Professional Driver Guide
  • All Transportations in a 4x4wD Vehicle
  • All Accommodations
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • All Park Fees
  • All Game Drives
  • All Taxes and VAT
  • All Bottled Water

Exclusions

  • Visa entry to Kenya
  • Personal Items of Nature
  • International Flights
  • Accommodation before and after the end of the Tour
  • Drinks
  • Tips (Tipping at 10$ per day)

Rates Per Person

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