Arrival In Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve
Pick up from Nairobi airport / hotel where you are greeted by your guide / driver. We then depart for the spectacular Samburu national park.
We arrive at the luxury Sarova Shaba Game lodge where we check in and enjoy lunch, before heading out for our first afternoon game drive.
Famous home of the late conservationists George & Joy adamson, who raised Elsa the Lion. The Samburu people are also pastoral relatives of the Maasai people with their colourful clothing. The Samburu wilderness is raw and untouched and is home to the Maasai Lion, Tanzanian Cheetah, Leopard, Elephant, cape Buffalo, Hippos, Grevvy’s zebra and reticulated Giraffe and much more.
Samburu National reserve
Full day of game drive exploring the very best of this magnificent reserve.
The Samburu is very raw, peaceful and attracts major wildlife due to the Ewaso Ng’iro river which offers spectacular photo opportunites.
Samburu to Lake Naivasha
After a morning breakfast at Sarova Shaba Game lodge we leave Samburu and head to Lake Naivasha., Part of Kenya’s Rift Valley, the freshwater lake has over 400 bird species and a large population of hippo. After check in at Sopa lodge Naivasha, and some Lunch, We head to the Lake and take a boat ride past all the hippos and visit the stunning Crescent Island sanctuary . Here with our guides we walk amongst Giraffe, zebra and water buck. We then head back to Sopa lodge for dinner and a good nights rest.
Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara national park
After early morning breakfast we head to Africa’s premier Game Reserve, The Maasai mara. On route to the Mara we stop at the Great rift valley view point and take in the magnificent view over the plains before stopping briefly at the Maasai town of Narok for refreshments and a quick walk around.
We then drive through the Maasai villages toward Oldarpoi Mara camp located just 5 minutes from the Main gate of the great reserve. After check in we are treated to lunch by master chef Willy. After Lunch we head out for our first game drive in Maasai mara in search of the big cats and plenty of wildebeest! Before heading back for a buffet dinner and a chat around the fire to discuss the days adventure.
After breakfast we head out for a full day game drive and head to the Mara river Main crossing point in search of some action and some wildebeest crossing the river. We have lunch in the park and enjoy the sounds and sights of mother nature. We head back for a Sundowner and witness a true Maasai sunset which never fails to impress. Dinner @ oldarpoi in the main dining area.
Maasai Village tour and Afternoon Safari game drive
After morning breakfast we visit a Maasai village and experience the Maasai culture. Here we can see how these amazing people have survived for hundreds of years without all the western essentials we take for granted. We enter the Maasai homes and go deep into their customs and experience a full Warrior dance. After the village tour we head back for Lunch at Oldarpoi, before heading out for a full afternoon game drive. The Afternoon offers great viewing as the predators begin to wake after resting in the day. We finish the day with a sundowner and the possibility of an unforgettable sunset.
Maasai mara – Nairobi
After early morning breakfast we go for a walk to nearby School built through fund raisers from Real Masai Safari and Oldarpoi camp. For the fit traveler we have the option to climb a hill at the back of camp which overlooks the breathtaking Siana conservancy with Tanzania’s Serengeti in the background. Mid morning we head back for the road trip back to Nairobi where our 7 day Safari adventure ends.