Nairobi Hotel | Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Samburu National Reserve is reach in wildlife with fame for abundance in rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special). The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adapted the baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve). Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded.
Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is well known as one of the World’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries. Accommodation in most hotels found in the Masai Mara are of class, culture & Comfort with extensive spirit of service mix.
Depart Nairobi in the morning for Samburu National reserve crossing the Equator and driving through changing terrain to the rugged semi-desert regions in the northern Kenya. Though harsh, it is blessed with species rarely found elsewhere. Arrive in time for lunch at lodge. Afternoon game drive to search for the stars of Samburu. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge/ Samburu Serena lodge.
Full day in Samburu with game drives .Search for the rare liver red reticulated giraffe, Gravy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Blue flanked Somali Ostrich, Vulturine Guinea Fowl, Longneck Gerenuk. See braving lions on the grass, Cheetah, Leopards among plenty of other plains game. (Optional visits to Samburu villages). All meals and overnight at Samburu Serena lodge/Ashnil Samburu or similar.
Breakfast at the lodge and drive to the shoulders of Mt. Kenya via Thomson Falls arriving Lake Nakuru in time for lunch, afternoon game drive at the Pink lake referred so for it’s thousands of pink flamingos and other birdlife-it’s a Bird watchers paradise. It has a surprisingly number of animals, all the “big five” except the elephant. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge/Sarova lion Hill/Mbweha Camp.
Breakfast at the lodge and depart for Masai Mara crossing the Loita plains, see red clad Maasai warriors tend their multi-colored herds amongst plains game. Arrive Mara in time for lunch. Game viewing enroute to lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/Keekerok lodge.
Breakfast at lodge and leave with picnic lunches for a full day game drive inside the Park. Search for Wild game black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common, even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful. Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape. Between meals there is optional visit to the Maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish. Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa/Keekerok Lodge.
Breakfast at lodge and depart with gamedrive. Check out and drive to Nairobi arriving at around 1400 hours. Transfer to the airport for your flight back.