Samburu national reserve is the most popular park in northern Kenya, Samburu’s dominant feature is the Ewaso Ngiro River, which slices through the otherwise dry county. The river acts as a magnet for thirsty animals, and large numbers of elephants, Grevy’s zebras, giraffes and lions gather along the riverbanks.
Also featured is Mt Kenya, which is Africa’s second-highest mountain and might just be its most beautiful. Here, mere minutes from the equator, glaciers carve out the throne of Ngai, the old high god of the Kikuyu. To this day the tribe keeps its doors open to the face of the sacred mountain, and some still come to its lower slopes to offer prayers. Besides being venerated by the Kikuyu, Mt Kenya and Mt Kenya National Park have the rare honour of being both a Unesco World Heritage Site and a Unesco Biosphere Reserve.
This tour also features Lake Nakuru which is among Kenya’s finest national parks. Flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of acacia forest and at least one waterfall, the park is gorgeous year-round and is home to both black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, hippos and endangered Rothschild’s giraffes. You will have an opportunity to see the flamingos in Lake Nakuru.
The climax of this safari is the masai mara game reserve. When you dream of Africa, chances are that you dream of the Masai Mara. This huge expanse of gently rolling grassland – specked with flat-topped acacia trees and trampled by massive herds of zebras and wildebeest – is the ultimate African cliché.
But for once the reality lives up to the image and the Masai Mara, which comprises not just the famous reserve but also around a dozen community conservancies, several group ranches and numerous Maasai villages, is for many people not just the highlight of their Kenyan adventure but the very reason they came in the first place.
Pick up at 0630am after early breakfast from your hotel in Nairobi and drive to the rich agricultural area of Mount Kenya region. You will have an opportunity to cross the equator just before you arrive in Famous Nanyuki town for the mountain climbers. (This package also offers flight option to Samburu – travel by light aircraft to avoid lengthy overland drives)
Upon arrival check in the Elephant bedroom Camp and there after proceed for the game drive which will bring you to the elephant bedroom tower. The game drive will run for about 3 hours and there after you will return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Other accommodation options – Ashnil Samburu Camp, Samburu Intrepids
Luxury Options: Saruni Samburu and Saasab Lodge
The whole day will be spent exploring this amazing game reserve, it gives you the refreshment of your mind as the park is not populated. Its home to the big five, Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, Gerenuk, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Grevy’s Zebra, Besia Oryx, Endangered Wild Dog as well as Pun cake Tortoise – Endangered.
There are over 450 species of birds identified and aquatic species in the Ewaso Nyiro River including, vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others. Dinner and overnight in The Camp or Lodge
Morning drive south towards Mt Kenya National Park. Check into the Fairmont Mt Kenya safari club for relaxation and views of Mt Kenya. Lunch at Mt Kenya safari club. Afternoon walk in the forest is optional. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Option of staying at Sweetwaters Serena Camp or OlPejeta house
Morning drive south towards Lake Nakuru National Park. You will be staying at L.Nakuru Sopa Lodge where you will arrive on time for lunch. You will have time to rest and enjoy evening game drive in the park.
The Lake Nakuru National Park also has a Rhino sanctuary. Other animals to be seen here are lions, buffalo, waterbuck, warthog and hippos.Dinner and overnight at the lodge
After breakfast leave for Masai Mara National Park,arriving in time for lunch. The Masai Mara is Kenya’s most famous and most visited game reserve it offers not only breathtaking views but also an extraordinary density of animals including the “big five” lion, elephant, rhino leopard and buffalo.
Enjoy the afternoon game drive in Kenya’s finest wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena
Other accommodation options – Mara Sarova Game Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Keekorok Lodge
6.00am – Wake up call. Grab a cup of hot tea, coffee and cookies. 6.30am – Set out for an early morning game drive in the reserve. This is usually the most popular game viewing time. During the early hours temperatures are low, thus providing a favorable atmosphere both for the game and the viewer. Lion, Cheetah and Leopard roam the vast grasslands in search for their next meal, it may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like the warthog. Whatever the players, the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awe inspiring!
Today you have an option for early morning drive or late morning game drive en route Nairobi. After breakfast and check out , you may also visit the famous Masai Village ,our driver will organize for you. You will be entertained with Masai Moran dance as well as the visit of the Manyatta. Inside the Manyatta take as many photos as you can as a memory of Africa Cultural visit.
Our journey back to Nairobi will be scenic and adventurous