Day 1: Nairobi-Masai Mara
We will pick you from your Nairobi hotel after breakfast; thereafter depart for Masai Mara game reserve stopping at the view point of the Great Rift Valley and at Narok town for lunch. Arrive in time for a late afternoon or early evening game drive in this park that is essentially the northern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti national park as an artificial border separates the two. This park animal concentration is second to none and the big five can be spotted here. The Mara’s landscape is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills which enables the reserve to attract sufficient rainfall to maintain and support a large population of herbivores, together with the predators that follow. Proceed to the Kichwa Tembo for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Masai Mara
After breakfast have a full day of game viewing with a picnic lunch at the Hippo pool where you will have a good opportunity of spotting Hippos and crocodiles basking in the sun at a close distance. Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game and virtually every type of wildlife to be found in Kenya. This is also where the annual migration of close 800,000 zebras and wild beast takes place between the two parks in early July to September. The animals’ move as a great mass across the savannah in a follow the leader fashion in search for food and water. Return to the luxury tented camp in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Masai Mara
After breakfast, another morning of tracking game with your guide and a lunch break at the campsite or Lodge. In the afternoon there is a choice between a game drive or at extra cost you can have a nature walk escorted by our armed Masai guides, visit to a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; the Masai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years. All meals and overnight at the luxury tented camp.
Day 4:Masai Mara-Nakuru
After breakfast, leave Masai Mara for Nakuru with a stop for lunch enroute, with scenic views of Lake Naivasha and Mt. Longonot, which are in the Great Rift from afar on the main highway. Dinner and overnight at the Crater Lake Camp.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru-Samburu
After breakfast a morning game drive will follow in Lake Nakuru National Park, the abode of various water birds that breed in the lake’s salty water including flamingos, white pelicans and marabou stork; white rhino may be seen as well as the rare Rothschild’s giraffe, cape buffalo and other plains game in this park that is 188 square kilometers. Depart for Samburu Game Reserve for dinner and overnight at the lodge via the Thompson Falls, which are named after Joseph Thompson, one of the first European explorers who walked from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the 1880’s. Lunch and game drive enroute.
Day 6: Samburu
Morning and afternoon game-viewing sessions tracking the rare, drought resistant animals species which can only be seen north of the equator; these are: the reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra, the gerenuk or giraffe-gazelle, Beisa Oryx and the blue shanked Somali ostrich. The Ewaso Nyiro River traverses this park, its source being the Aberdare ranges. There are therefore very high chances of spotting crocodile in a natural environment though its water level varies seasonally. You will have a lunch and leisure break in the mid afternoon. Rest of meals and overnight at the Samburu Larsen’s camp.
Day 7: Samburu -Nairobi
After breakfast, depart Samberg for Nairobi, lunch enroute, with scenic views of Mt. Kenya’s peak if the weather permits. Very pleasant countryside with ADS and coffee plantations will be by-passed enroute to Nairobi. Arrive in the evening.