Tour Title : 7 Days Samburu Lake Nakuru Masai Mara migration Group safari
Start : Nairobi
End : Nairobi
Tour Duration: 7 Days – 6 nights
Highlights : Samburu game reserve .,Masai Mara ,Hot air Balloon safari ,Lake Nakuru National park
Description : An adventure wildlife safari to the scenic scrubland of Samburu – this safari gives a great insight into Kenya’s diverse landscapes then to the worlds famous Bird Sanctuary of Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara- Kenya’s most popular game park, with the possibility of seeing all the big five and many other species of game. This is where the great wildebeest migration is a spectacle to behold for any would be visitor to Kenya mainly in July to October of each year
Accommodations: Eco budget Tented camps/Budget hotel
Transportation ; Custom made 4×4 Tour Vans
Group Size: Small group safari maximum 6 pax per vehicle – guaranteed window seat
Departures: Every Friday
NOTE : Guaranteed private departures for a family or a group of 4 traveling together
Day 1 : Nairobi- Samburu Game Reserve
Pick up from your hotel at 0700 hrs and passing the majestic Mt. Kenya en route to the open savannah of Samburu Game Reserve. Lunch at a camp then proceed for afternoon game drives .Dinner and overnight stay at samburu Sopa Lodge
Day 2 : Samburu National reserve.
Full day spent exploring the vast samburu savanna. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge
The highlights of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries.
Day 3 : Lake Nakuru National park.
We break the camp soon after break fast and proceed to Lake Nakuru National park. Game is viewed as we exit the park. Lunch enroute followed by an afternoon game drives as the pick lake. Dinner and overnight at a Hotel
Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake on the edges of Nakuru town and lies a distance of 160 kilometers from Nairobi. The lake is world famous as home to millions of flamingoes. The number of flamingoes depends on the water level which determines the quantity of algae on which the birds feed. Flamingoes are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes whenever the water level is low. The National Park surrounds the lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingoes as well as provide sanctuary for endangered species such as the rhino. There are about 25 white and black rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country. Predators are also residents to this park while Rothschild’s giraffe have been trans-located into the park for safety
Day 4 : Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Game Reserve
We break the camp soon after breakfast and travel south through the beautiful savannahs and plains of the Rift Valley and reach our base camp site, where we enjoy another evening out bush under the far-reaching African sky. Game is viewed as we proceed to Mara a Tented Camp for Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 & 6 Masai Mara Game Reserve
Spend the next two days on game drives exploring the Masai Mara. The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife and the awesome, annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope is the highlight of any visit to Africa from July to October . Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person.
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to October. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded.
Day 7 Masai Mara – Nairobi
Morning game drives then return to the camp for breakfast , exit the park and proceed to Nairobi where the safari ends.
Tour cost per person joining a group US$ 1650.00
Safari price Includes:
-Transport on custom made 8 seater tour van ideal for game viewing and photography
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari
-Accommodation in double/twin share room
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
Complimentary return airport transfers
-Bottled water whilst on safari
-Start and end in Nairobi.