9 Days & 8 Nights starting from usd $2,015*

Highlights:

  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Masai Mara National Reserve

Overview

Samburu is home to the special 5; the rare Reticulated Giraffe (only found in the Northern parks), blue-legged Somali Ostrich, Grevy zebras, the long-necked Gerenuk gazelle, and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx antelope. Ol Pejeta conservancy boasts excellent game viewing with the largest wildlife to area ratio. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place; the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from Serengeti in search of water and pasture.

Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi

Meet and greet upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight stay on Bed and Breakfast.

Day 2: Nairobi - Smaburu National Reserve (320 km approx. 5 - 6 hrs)

After Breakfast, we drive north of Nairobi passing through the Equator and the majestic Mount Kenya en-route to the open savannah of Samburu National Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch at Samburu Sopa Lodge. After lunch, you will have some time to relax before you go for an evening game drive. Come back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

The highlights of Samburu game reserve are the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers, and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage.

The reserve have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopards, hippos, elephants, lions, Grevy zebras and crocodiles in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the reserve

Nairobi City

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve Full Day Game Drives

Full day in Samburu National Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives.

An optional cultural visit to the Samburu Village at USD 20 per person is available later in the day.

Samburu is home to a third of Kenya’s giraffe species – the rare Reticulated Giraffe (only found in the Northern parks). This is also where you see the blue-legged Somali Ostrich, the long-necked Gerenuk Gazelles, and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx Antelope.

All meals and overnight stay at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Day 4: Samburu - Ol Pejeta Conservancy (180 km approx. 3 hrs)

After breakfast, we drive to the Ol Pejeta. The conservancy is located on the equator, between the foothills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya. The conservancy boasts excellent game viewing with the largest wildlife to area ratio compared to any other Kenyan National Park. You will get to the ranch in time for a morning game and also early lunch at Sweetwaters Tented Camp

A game drive in Ol Pejeta will include a visit to Chimpanzee Sanctuary which provides a haven for orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimpanzees and Rhino Sanctuaries which provides a home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos, and a sanctuary for over 110 critically endangered black rhinos. Ol Pejeta is home to the “Big Five” and more than a thousand different mammals and bird species roam the wild.

A hippo in L. Naivasha

Day 5: Ol Pejeta - L. Naivasha (230 km approx. 4 hrs)

Rise early for a game drive and then return for breakfast and check out. Depart for Naivasha, stopping on the way for views of the beautiful Thomson Falls. Arrive in Lake Naivasha just in time for lunch. Enjoy boat rides at Lake Naivasha where you will spot hippos as well as a variety of birds common to this area. Visit Crescent Island which is about 15 minutes by boat away from the shores of Lake Naivasha and is one of the few places where you can enjoy a nature walk alongside wild animals Proceed to your Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lake Naivasha is one of the freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley. The lake has a dense population of hippos and birds. Other attractions include a visit to the Hell’s Gate National Park to explore gorges, climb rocks, view wildlife, and enjoy nature walks; Ol Karia Geothermal Spa which has naturally heated water and is a great recreation spot among many other activities.

Day 6: L. Naivasha - Masai Mara Game Reserve (240 km approx. 4 - 5 hrs)

After breakfast, depart Lake Naivasha for the Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge. Relax in the lodge after lunch till 1600hrs for a late afternoon game drive returning before dusk for dinner and your overnight stay.

The Maasai Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to comprehend – indeed, over 450 species of animals have been recorded here! You will easily spot lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.
It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna – lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures.

A cheetah in the Masai Mara
Wildebeest crossing a river in the Masai Mara

Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve Full Day Game Drives

Enjoy a full day game viewing with picnic lunch on the Mara River over-looking the Hippo Pools and the savannah.
In addition to the game drive offerings, you can also decide to take an optional hot air balloon ride (US$420 per person) or visit a local Maasai village (US$20 per person). Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. A visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.

Day 8: Masai Mara - Nairobi (265 km approx. 5 - 6 hrs)

Before breakfast take part in your last game drive. Come back for breakfast, check out and depart for Nairobi. You will make a lunch break stop at the Great Rift Valley for some African BBQ at a local restaurant. Visit a souvenir market (if time allows). Later in the afternoon arrive in Nairobi.

Optional activity: Dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant for game meat at USD $35.

Nairobi City

Day 9: Drop-off at the airport

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure and doing last-minute shopping. Later transferred to the airport for your international departure flight.
This marks the end of the safari full of unforgettable memories.

Featured Lodges

Pricing:

Low Season (1st April 2020 – 30th June 2020)

  • 1 pax – $2,465
  • 2 pax – $2,375
  • 3 pax – $2,225
  • 4 pax – $2,105
  • 5 pax – $2,070
  • 6 pax – $2,015

High Season (2nd January 2020 – 31st March 2020)

  • 1 pax – $2,900
  • 2 pax – $2,545
  • 3 pax – $2,480
  • 4 pax – $2,275
  • 5 pax – $2,290
  • 6 pax – $2,185

Peak Season (1st July 2020 – 31st October 2020 and 22nd December 2020 – 1st January 2021)

  • 1 pax – $3,225
  • 2 pax – $2,795
  • 3 pax – $2,755
  • 4 pax – $2,520
  • 5 pax – $2,555
  • 6 pax – $2,430
*Prices quoted in USD per person.
 

What’s included:

  • Nairobi airport hotel pick up/drop off transfers
  • Transport in a customized minivan with a pop-out rooftop
  • Services of an experienced English speaking safari tour guide/driver.
  • Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodges/tented camps
  • Park entrance fees
  • Private game viewing drives
  • All meals on safari
  • Bottled drinking water in the safari vehicle
  • The flying doctors medical, emergency, and rescue cover
  • Government taxes and local levies.