7 Days Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Samburu & Aberdare
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara Game
This morning we pick up clients from their hotel and we depart from
Nairobi at 8.30 am and drive through the view point of the Great Rift
Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is
actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its
spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five:
Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Lunch at the Lodge/camp and
relax before departing for the afternoon game drive. The Mara Game Reserve
one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied,
and easy to see. The wild animals found in the Park's are: Masai Giraffe,
Buffalo, Eland and thousands of plain game including Impala, Zebra, both
Thomson's and grants Gazelles.
Day 2: Full day exploring Masai Mara Game Reserve
Full day spent for viewing the great predators and explore the parks
amazingly high concentration of wild animals. On the plains are enormous
herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding
amidst acacia boughs. During the stay we also have an optional opportunity
to visit a village of the Masai people to witness 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. Dinner and
overnight at the lodge/camp.
Day 3: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park
Early morning game drive. Then return to the camp for the breakfast and
depart for lake Nakuru National park located in the Great Rift Valley.
After lunch an exciting game drive until 6.30 in the evening. The Park is
a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally
turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here
is world renown and over 400 bird’s species exist here, White Pelicans,
Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places
in Africa to see the White and Black Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Samburu Game Reserve
After breakfast we depart from Lake Nakuru at 8.30 am and we travel by
road to Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. Wild and rugged, Samburu is
fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso
Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to
species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe,
Grevy’s zebras, Beisa oryxes, Gerenuk gazelle and Greater and lesser kudu.
Day 5: Full day exploring Samburu National Reserve
Full day in Samburu national park. Get good opportunity to watch the
elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s
grasslands and acacia woodlands. And so the day is spent in alternating
pursuits of exploration in the bush. Dinner and overnight at the camp
Day 6: Samburu - Aberdare National park
We enjoy an early morning game drive and return to the lodge or camp for
breakfast and then we depart by road to Aberdare National park. We have
lunch en route. The rest of your afternoon is at leisure. The Aberdare
National parks are an isolated volcanic range that forms the eastern wall
of the rift valley, running roughly 100km north south between Nairobi and
Thomsons Falls. Soils are red and of volcanic origin, but rich in organic
matter. There are two main peaks, Ol Donyo Lesatima (3,999m) and Kinangop
(3,906m) separated by a long saddle of alpine moorland at over 3,000m. The
topography is diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested
eastern and western slopes and there are many clear streams and
waterfalls. The unusual vegetation, rugged terrain, streams and waterfalls
combine to create an area of great scenic beauty in the National Park. The
park is surrounded by a predominantly indigenous forest. Spend the rest of
the afternoon watching wild life at the flood lit Saltlick Water hole.
Dinner and overnight in the Ark Lodge or similar lodge.
Day 7: Aberdare National park – Nairobi
After the morning breakfast we depart to Nairobi arriving in the
mid-afternoon where the safari ends with the wonderful memories.