8 Days Kenyan Tour – Samburu, Mt. Kenya, L. Nakuru, Mara & L. Naivasha

Special Tour 8 Days 7 Nights
Samburu Trails, Kenya Africa

This 8 days Kenyan tour features Samburu National Park, Mt. Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve and Lake Naivasha National Park.

 


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Nairobi

DEPARTURE TIME
Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.

INCLUDED
  • 2 bottles of Water
  • Game Reserve or Park fees
  • Meals on Full Board (DBB)
  • Van or Land Cruiser
  • Complementary Tea and Coffee at the Lodge

NOT INCLUDED
  • Laundry
  • Alcohol Drinks
  • Soft drinks
  • Drink/ Porters Tips
  • Personal Shopping

 

 

Day 1:  Samburu National Reserve

Arrival of Guests at JKIA Airport in the Morning Drive out to Trout Tree Restaurant in Nanyuki in time for Lunch. Leave Nanyuki for Samburu National Reserve. Game Drive in the afternoon. Overnight at the Samburu Sopa Lodge. The Samburu National Reserve is a game reserve on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river in Kenya. On the other side of the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The park is 165 km² in size and is situated 350 kilometers from Nairobi. It ranges in altitude from 800 to 1230m above sea level. Geographically. In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ng’iro flows through doum palm groves and thick riverine forests. It provides water, without which the game in this arid region could not survive. The Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness, made famous in the best-selling book and award-winning movie Born Free. The Elephant Watch Camp lies within the park. It is also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting oryx calves.
Day 2: Mount Kenya National Park

06:30AM Breakfast. 08:00AM Short Game Drive as we leave Samburu for Mount Kenya National Park. Mount Kenya National Park. It is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft)), Nelion (5,188 metres (17,021 ft)) and Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft)). Mount Kenya is located in central Kenya, the heart of Kenya, about 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) south of the equator, around 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-northeast of the capital Nairobi. Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of Kenya. Mount Kenya is a stratovolcano created approximately 3 million years after the opening of the East African rift. Before glaciation, it was 7,000 m (23,000 ft) high. It was covered by an ice cap for thousands of years. This has resulted in extremely eroded slopes and numerous valleys radiating from the center. There are currently 11 small glaciers. The forested slopes are an important source of water for much of Kenya. There are several vegetation bands from the base to the summit. Different types of forest cover the lower slopes. Many alpine species are endemic to Mount Kenya, such as the giant lobelias and senecios and a local subspecies of rock hyrax. An area of 715 km2 (276 sq mi) around the center of the mountain was designated a National Park and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Stop along the way for purchase of curios for those interested. Arrive in time for Lunch at Serena Mountain Lodge. A leisurely afternoon Nature Walk with a Guide through the Forest. Return to the lodge. DBB

 

Day 3: ) Lake Nakuru National Park

06:30AM Breakfast 08:00 AM Leave Serena Mountain Lodge for Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru National Park It is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff. Also of interest is an area of 188 km (116 mi) around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect giraffes as well as both black and white rhinos. The park has recently been enlarged partly to provide the sanctuary for the black rhinos. This undertaking has necessitated a fence – to keep out poachers rather than to restrict the movement of wildlife. Arrive at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge in time for Lunch. Afternoon Game Drive. Back to the Lodge. DBB

 

Day 4: The Maasai Mara National Reserve

06:30AM Breakfast. 08:00AM Depart and head to Narok Town for the Maasai Mara. The Maasai Mara National Reserve It is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, borders with the expansive Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: “Mara,” which is Maa (Maasai language) stands for “spotted,” an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area. It is globally famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration which is also the 7th World Wonder. Short Break along the way. Arrive at Mara Sarova Tented Camp in time for Lunch. Late Afternoon Game Drive. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Full Day at Masai Mara National Reserve

Optional (Balloon Ride and Breakfast with Balloon Pilot) – Early Morning Call. 06:30 – 08:30 AM Breakfast 09:00AMDepart and meet up with balloon group for a full day game drive with packed picnic lunches. Lunch in Nature. Back to the hotel at 4pm. Back in time for Lunch at Mara Sarova Tented Camp. Late Afternoon Game Drive. Overnight at the Camp.
Day 6: Full Day at Masai Mara National Reserve

06:30AM Breakfast 08:00AM Morning Game Drive. Return to Mara Sarova Tented Camp in time for Lunch. Late Afternoon Game Drive. Overnight at the Camp.
Day 7: Lake Naivasha National Park

06:30AM Breakfast 08:00AM Leave Maasai Mara for Lake Naivasha. Cultural Visit to the Maasai Community outside the Mara Reserve. Head out to Narok Town and drive for Naivasha Town. Short break along the way. Lake Naivasha National Park It is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise. The lake is home to a variety of types of wildlife including over 400 different species of bird and a sizeable population of hippos. Between 1937 and 1950, the lake was used as a landing place for flying boats on the Imperial Airways passenger and mail route from Southampton in Britain to South Africa. Arrive at Lake Naivasha. Boat ride to watch the Lake Naivasha diverse bird life. Arrive at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge for Lunch. Chill out in the afternoon. Overnight at the Lodge.
Day 8: Departure

06:30AM Breakfast 08:00AM Leave Naivasha for Nairobi City. City Tour. Supermarket Stop. Head to JKIA.

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