Discover the amazing sights that Kenya has on offer with this 7-day safari. Visit Samburu Game Reserves, Mount Kenya National Park, the sparkling pink waters of Lake Nakuru and the iconic Masai Mara Game Reserve. What more could you ask for? Discover wildlife as you’ve never seen it before in world-renowned settings while enjoying luxury accommodations and facilities.
Highlights Of Kenya
• Visit the game rich areas of Kenya
• Starts and ends in Nairobi
• Includes all road and air transfers
• Experience the migration in the Masai Mara
Valid for travel 01 April – 30 June 2018 (other dates available on request)
Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu Game Reserves
JAMBO - KARIBU!! You will be warmly met upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport with a traditional, unique & special welcome (champagne, hot/cold towels and presentation of authentic safari hat and souvenirs). Your guide driver will help you load your luggage into the safari land cruiser then proceed to Samburu.
You will arrive at the intimate 12-tent Elephant Bedroom Camp to a warm welcome then lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species; including the Gerenuk (twiga gazelle) due to her long neck, the beisa Oryx, the Reticulated Giraffe, the Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. Samburu is also an ornithological paradise, home to many birds including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vivacious Dove. Enjoy dinner and overnight at your camp.
Day 2: Samburu Game Reserves
Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing in both Samburu and Buffalo Springs game reserves. Leopards are often seen at dusk. The Samburu culture is a truly fascinating one, sharing a great deal of ancestral and linguistic ties to the Maasai. The entire Samburu region is a place of breathtaking and magical beauty, a place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the river as a leopard emerges to hunt brings the perfect end to a day on safari...... Enjoy meals and overnight at our camp.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Visit to a Samburu Manyatta to see how the tribe lives in this harsh surrounding.
Day 3: Mount Kenya National Park
After breakfast we set off to Mount Kenya National Park arriving at our ‘tree lodge’ for lunch. Serena Mountain Lodge is situated in the shadow of Mt Kenya, Kenya's highest mountain. It is the only ‘tree hotel’ ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya’s legendary Mount Kenya. It offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the ancient splendors of the rain forest. You can awake to the trumpeting of elephant, fall asleep to the symphony of the African night or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interactions of the animals as they arrive to drink, bathe, spar and forage around the water hole. From inside the secret viewing hide by the water’s edge, you will experience the awesome thrill of being only meters away from some of the most massive beasts on earth - the Savannah elephants. Enjoy dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park
This morning after breakfast, we drive to Lake Nakuru national Park. After a brief stop at the Thompson's Falls for a breath-taking view of the great scenery, we arrive for lunch. This afternoon we enjoy a game viewing drive. The environment here is welcoming, one of the best places to relax, to unwind, to enjoy nature’s beauty. The scenery is breath-taking; a sight of the virgin forest is re-assuring. Some of the interesting places to visit include the baboon cliff, the lion hill and the Mau escarpment. The park is one of the best game viewing parks with various animal species including prides of lion, Cape buffalo, waterbucks, wart hogs, the endangered Rothschild giraffes, the black & white Rhino, the Burchell’s zebra, impalas, and the elusive leopard among many others. Over 300 bird species have been recorded here too. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best places to see the endangered black and white Rhino. Enjoy dinner and overnight at our Lodge.
Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve
After an early morning breakfast you'll drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. We arrive at the intimate, 20-tent Tipilikwani Camp to a very warm welcome for lunch, some leisure. This afternoon is the moment we have been longing for – we depart on an exciting game viewing drive. The Rolling plains and grasslands, stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see is home to the black-manned lion, the Savannah elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeest, the elusive leopard, cheetah, the spotted & striped hyena, the rhino, topi, Burchelle’s zebra, the Masai giraffe among many others. The Mara game reserve is one that can never disappoint. We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve
Sumptuous breakfasts then we depart for a full day adventure. Be on the look-out for the big five that Maasai Mara is famous for. These include the lion, savannah (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino. In the early 20th century, Kenya was a famous hunting destination. Killing any of the big five game one pride, a sense of class, a feeling of heroism. We may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! Tonight we will enjoy some private garden dinner. Overnight at the camp.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Safari over the Mara plains followed by a champagne breakfast or visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community. The Masai still live as they did for centuries -interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions.
Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi
This morning we enjoy our breakfast then check-out. Unbelievable but true, our good bush moments have come to an end. We bid farewell to our wonderful lodge manager and his team then depart to Nairobi. Not empty handed though. With us are photographs – a capture of the special moments we have had on this tour to immortalize the experience. Your guide/driver will drop you at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your onward flight.