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6 DAYS SAMBURU, LAKE NAIVASHA & MASAI MARA SAFARI

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Duration

6 DAYS

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Samburu National Reserve is situated at the southeastern corner of Samburu District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It is bordered to the south by Ewaso Nyiro River, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The reserve covers an area of 165 Km² and is located around 345Km from Nairobi. The reserve is rich 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. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve.  Five species categorized as vulnerable have recorded in the reserve. Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies northwest of Nairobi. It forms part of the Great Rift Valley together with Hell’s Gate National Park which lies to the south of Lake Naivasha in Kenya, northwest of Nairobi. Hell’s Gate National Park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. These two are great destinations visited in Naivasha and you get to enjoy amazing and enjoyable activities to be featured in your safari. Thereafter proceed to Masai Mara National reserve which is an ecosystem on its own along the southernmost part of Kenya bordering Tanzania. Extending northeast from a shared border with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the 1,510 km2 Masai Mara is the most famous and popular safari destination in Kenya, if not anywhere in Africa. The appeal of the Masai Mara and adjacent private/community conservancies isn’t difficult to explain. It’s mosaic of rolling hills, open grassland, and acacia woodland supports a quite incredible profusion and variety of wildlife. Large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and Spotted hyena are easily seen at close quarters all year round, and the reserve truly blossoms between August and October, when the legendary wildebeest migration – perhaps the world’s most breathtaking wildlife spectacle – crosses into Kenya from Tanzania.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • This safari involves visiting Samburu National Reserve, Lake Naivasha National Park, and Masai Mara National Reserve for six days and five nights. At Samburu National reserve, you will be able to site 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. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve. Five species categorized as vulnerable have recorded in the reserve. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. It's enriched with birdlife and is known as a world-class birding destination. The waters of the lake draw a great range of games to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows. Masai mara Large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and Spotted hyena are easily seen at close quarters all year round, and the reserve truly blossoms between August and October, when the legendary wildebeest migration – perhaps the world’s most breathtaking wildlife spectacle – crosses into Kenya from Tanzania.

Itinerary

DAY 1: NAIROBI TO SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Pick up from the hotel/airport as early as 7.30 am to proceed to Samburu National Reserve that is approximate 5 to 6hrs drive. On arrival proceed to lodge to check-in and have lunch thereafter enjoy afternoon time enjoying game drives of the wide-open grass plains and, scattered acacia bush that are a host to a wide variety of wildlife of the BIG FIVE such as white and lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and elephants with the rooftop of the car opened for great views and photography till the afternoon. Thereafter proceed to lodge for dinner and relaxation

DAY 2: GAME DRIVES IN SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

After breakfast depart for sunrise game drives to enjoy morning game drives in the park to mid-day. with your open roof wide open for great views and photography. Thereafter, drive back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation and enjoy hotel amenities such as swimming under the hot sun. Proceed again for an afternoon game drive to sunset and head back to the lodge to have dinner and relax as you enjoy looking at pictures and recordings you took while on game drives.

DAY 3: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE TO LAKE NAIVASHA

After breakfast proceed to Lake Naivasha which takes an approximate of 5 to 6hrs drive. On arrival, you will check-in and have lunch. Thereafter proceed for an afternoon enjoyable Lake Naivasha Boat ride.

DAY 4: LAKE NAIVASHA TO MASAI MARA

After breakfast proceed to Masai Mara National Reserve which takes an approximate of 5 to 6hrs drive from Nairobi with an en-route lunch stopover. On arrival at Masai Mara National Reserve, you will enjoy game drives of the wide-open grass plains and, scattered acacia bush that is a host to a wide variety of the BIG FIVE such as lions, leopards, hyenas, buffaloes, elephants, and giraffes with the rooftop of the car opened for great views and photography till the African sunset.
Thereafter, proceed back to the lodge/camp and have dinner as relax for next day new activities.

DAY 5: GAME DRIVES AT MASAI MARA

After breakfast depart with picnic lunch boxes to enjoy full day game drives in the park from as early as 6.30 am to Late afternoon. Thereafter, drive back to the lodge/camp to have dinner and relax as you enjoy looking at pictures and recordings you took while on game drives.

DAY 6: MASAI MARA TO NAIROBI

After breakfast drives back to Nairobi arriving at around 4.00 pm and be dropped back at the respectful hotel or airport.

Included/Exclude

  • Transport in an open roof tour vehicle
  • Meals on full board basis (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast)
  • Service of a professional driver/ guide.
  • Park fees to the stated park.
  • Unlimited water in the car.
  • 5- Nights accommodation at respectful hotels.
  • Game drives as scheduled
  • Tips to guide (Highly recommended)
  • Medical and travel insurance covers.
  • Visa and international flights.'
  • Masai cultural village @ $ 20 per person
  • Hot air balloon safaris @ $ 450 per person with champagne breakfast.
  • Anything else not included.

Tour's Location

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FAQs

What to carry?
Passports
Pocket money.
Camera and recorders with extra batteries.
A few photocopies of all personal documents such as passports, visas, flights, travel insurance, vaccination card, international debit cards, (Master Card, Visa credit cards, etc.) driving license.
Fuller clothes for evenings at the hotel and lodge, such as long pants and long-sleeved shirts to protect you against mosquitoes after sunset and, if necessary, against the sun.
A jacket/sweater, as it can be cool in the early morning and evening
Summer Footwear (e.g. sports shoes and cotton socks). Avoid walking on bare feet and or leaving your legs naked at night due to mosquitoes.
A mosquito/insect repellent for example.
Personal medicine and toiletries.(incase)

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