7 days Kenya safari – Samburu, Aberdares, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara

Safari overview of  the  7 days Kenya safari – Aberdare, Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Wildlife in masai mara national reserve

Wildlife in Masai Mara

Brief Itinerary: 7 days Kenya safari

  • Day 1: Nairobi to Samburu
  • Day 2: Gamedrives in Samburu Game Reserve
  • Day 3: Samburu- Aberdares
  • Day 4: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Day 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Day 7: Return to Nairobi

Detailed Itinerary: 7 Days Kenya safari

Aberdare National ParkAberdare National Park Wildlife viewing

Day 1: Pick up from your hotel after breakfast and pass through Thika town home of  pineapples to arrive in Nanyuki in time for lunch, later proceed with our drive to arrive in Samburu for the evening gamedrive and later dinner and overnight at your lodge or campsite/

Day 2 : Today we have a full day of gamedrives in Samburu National Park known for the Rothschild giraffes and Grevy Zebra’s. Here you will also meet with the Samburu tribe. Just like the Masai they are a Nilotic people of north-central Kenya. Samburu are semi-nomadic pastoralists who herd mainly cattle but also keep sheep, goats and camels. The Samburu sub tribe is the third largest in the Maa community of Kenya and Tanzania, after the Kisonko (Isikirari) of Tanzania and Purko of Kenya and Tanzania. You will have lunch in the park, dinner and overnight follows at the campsite/ lodge.

Day 3: Leave Samburu after breakfast en-route via Nyeri where Lord Baden Powell the founder of International Boy Scouts died and was buried to arrive  in time for lunch. Afternoon is spent in the Abedares park which provides habitat for elephants, Black rhino Leopards and spottted hyena and monkeys among others. In addition, there are a number of local markets and handicraft workshops en- route; where you can stop and see the local produce and handicrafts produced locally. Lunch at the accommodation in Aberdares.  After lunch, your guide will take you on a game drive through the Aberdare Forest. Dinner and overnight at your lodge/campsite

Day 4: Leave after breakfast towards Thomson Falls which is 74km water fall on the Ewaso Ngiro river in central Rift Valley. This fall was discovered in 1883 by Joseph Thomson a Scottish geologist and explorer who played an important part in the Scramble for Africa. Proceed with our drive to arrive in Lake Nakuru in time for lunch. Later proceed to the park which is known for it s flamingoes white rhino and other wild animals. Dinner and overnight the lodge/ budgethotel.

Day 5: Leave Nakuru via Naivasha to arrive in Narok for lunch . After lunch proceed with your drive to arrive in the Maasai Mara with en- route gamedrive to be  in your camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 : After breakfast spend the full day exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big Five. ( optional you can book a hot air balloon ride for the early morning ) You will have picnic lunches in the park as you scale the Mara beauty from the banks of Mara river. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the great migration. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (in Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna – lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas and vultures. Dinner and overnight at the lodge or campsite.

Day 7:  After breakfast leave the Mara with en-route gamedrive to arrive in Narok for lunch. After the lunch we continue our drive to Nairobi. Once in Nairobi we can drop you of  at the airport for your next destination or drop off at your hotel in Nairobi for dinner and overnight.

 

Samburu National Game Reserve SafariSamburu National Game Reserve 

Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability.

Package include:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • Transport in a safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water (2 bottles per day)
  • All meals included till dinner

Package exclude:

  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees