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 Samburu reserve just before lunch and enjoy our first game drive as we head to the Luxurious samburu intrepids lodge where we check in and enjoy some refreshments and 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 Spectacular 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 is amazing for landscape photography and offers diverse landscapes not seen in other reserves in Kenya. After a full day we head back to intrepids for dinner and a talk by one of the Samburu tribes men about their culture and the wildlife.
Samburu to Lake Naivasha
After a morning breakfast we leave Samburu with a quick morning game drive and head toward Lake Naivasha. Part of Kenya’s Rift Valley, the freshwater lake has over 400 bird species and a large population of hippo. After a long scenic drive we arrive at the luxurious 5 star Sopa lodge in Naivasha for a late Lunch. After lunch, we go for an afternoon walk in the stunning Sopa lodge grounds, where wild Zebra and waterbuck roam freely. We walk to the lake and spot the hippos. Fish eagles can be seen and heard. By dark we must head in doors as the hippos feed on the grass around the hotel. Hippos can be seen grazing from the safety of your hotel balcony. Evening dinner is served in the grand dining room with a magnificent buffet.
Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara national park
After early morning breakfast we head to Lake Naivasha for an early morning boat ride on the lake. Here we see the hundreds of different birds that reside in and around the lake. Big families of hippos can also be viewed sleeping.
After our 2 hour boat ride we depart for Africa’s premier Game Reserve, The Maasai Mara. stopping briefly at the Maasai town of Narok for lunch and a quick walk around.
After lunch we drive through the Maasai villages toward Oldarpoi Mara camp located just 5 minutes from the Main gate of the great reserve. After check in and some refreshments, we head out for our first afternoon and evening game drive in the Maasai Mara conservancy Nashulai. This amazing conservancy is part of the greater Mara packed with wildlife. Nashulai is exclusive for guests of Oldarpoi and Real Maasai safari tours. It is here we saw a Hyena make a kill and a giraffe give birth in the same day. We head back to oldarpoi for buffet dinner and chat around the fire.
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 possible wildebeest crossing the river. We have lunch in the park and enjoy the sounds and sights of mother nature. After a full day of adventure we head back for a Sundowner and witness a true Maasai sunset which never fails .
Maasai Village tour and Afternoon Safari game drive
After 6am morning breakfast we head out for an early morning game drive. These early morning game drives are especially good for seeing the predators in action before the sun becomes too hot for them. We head back to camp mid morning and have lunch in the beautiful Oldarpoi grounds.
After lunch we visit a local school and see how the local kids are being educated. We then head to 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.
Maasai mara – Nairobi
After breakfast we depart for Nairobi. On route we stop at the rift Valley view point and take in the spectacular scenery and some photos opportunities.
Our driver will then drop off our guests to their overnight accommodation or at the international airport for departing flights.
Nairobi airport transfers.
Transport in private safari land cruiser for the entire trip
Services of an English speaking professional safari guide
All park entry fees
Accommodation on full board basis ( all meals + bottled water)
Afternoon and mid morning Tea + Coffee / light meals
All Accommodation based on sharing double/twin room.
Daily Game drives as per the program
Bottled drinking water in the safari vehicle all the time
Does not include:
Nairobi hotel if required
Single room accommodation (extra cost)
Items of personal nature
overnight camping in marsh area ($100pp)
Maasai Village fees (optional)