7 Days – Aberdares, Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari
The highlights for this Kenya Safari from Nairobi include
- Game viewing in the comfort of your Lodge in Aberdares National Park (Treetops Lodge or The Ark Lodge).
- Breathtaking views of savannah grasslands, and wildlife including the “Big Five” and other plain games in Masai Mara and Samburu Game Reserves.
- A huge variety of bird species including hundreds of thousands of pink flamingoes in Lake Nakuru National Park.
- Vast herds of Elephant by the mighty Ewaso Nyiro River and a chance to see the rare gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, and the Majestic Beisa Oryx in Samburu National Reserve.
Nairobi - Hotel or Airport
Please arrive by 7:00 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.
Approximately 4:30 PM.
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Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu
Depart from Nairobi in the morning and drive to Samburu National Reserve. The drive takes approximately 6 hours. Arrive in Samburu in the afternoon and check into your lodge. Have lunch and proceed for an afternoon game drive in the reserve till evening. Head for dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 2: Samburu
Early morning and afternoon game drive at Samburu in search of the rarely found species like the l reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra, the long-necked gerenuk antelopes, beisa oryx, and blue flanked Somali ostrich. In between meals, there is an optional visit to the Samburu villages if clients so wish. All meals and overnight at camp or lodge
Day 3: Samburu - Aberdare
Depart Samburu after breakfast and proceed to Aberdares through the ranchland before reaching the foothills of Mt. Kenya. Lunch at Outspan Hotel. Afternoon game drive is taken with chances to see the elusive Bongo among others. Dinner and overnight at your Lodge.
Day 4: Aberdare to Lake Nakuru
Depart Aberdare after breakfast and proceed to Lake Nakuru. Arrive in the afternoon, check in, have lunch and proceed for afternoon game drives. In the evening, head to your lodge/camp for dinner and overnight
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Wake up early, have tea or coffee, and depart for an early morning game drive to enjoy seeing the big numbers of flamingoes, pelicans, and many other bird species. There are also lots of animals i. e. buffaloes, waterbucks, impalas, giraffes, and if lucky leopards and lions. Return for breakfast, check out, and depart with a picnic – lunch boxes, heading towards Masai Mara. Arrive late in the evening, check-in and have dinner at the lodge/camp.
Day 6: Masai Mara
You will have two options. Have an early morning breakfast and leave with your packed lunch to spend the whole day viewing games and exploring maasai mara and come back early in the evening at around 4:00 PM. Or have an early cup of coffee and leave for an early morning game drive. Come back at around 8. 30 AM for a full breakfast then leave your camp/lodge with your packed lunch to spend the whole day viewing games and exploring Mara then come back early at around 4 PM. In between game drives, there is an optional visit to the Masai villages if clients so wish.
Day 7: Masai Mara – Nairobi
Early morning drive in the reserve and then return for Breakfast. After breakfast, check out and depart for Nairobi to arrive in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Aberdare National Park, an enchanting realm of lush forests and misty moorlands in Kenya, is a place where nature reveals its most mysterious facets. As dawn broke, a group of intrepid travelers embarked on an expedition into this captivating wilderness. Their journey led them through dense bamboo forests, where elusive mountain bongos, Africa's largest forest antelope, silently roamed. In the heart of the moorlands, they encountered herds of buffaloes, their massive frames shrouded in morning mist. Aberdare's highland rivers cascaded down the slopes, creating picturesque waterfalls that whispered tales of time. But it was high in the treetops that the travelers found the park's most elusive resident — the African leopard. A glimpse of this majestic predator, draped across a branch with piercing eyes, was a rare and awe-inspiring sight. As daylight waned, the group retreated to the comfort of a rustic lodge, perched on the slopes of the Aberdare Range. Here, they gazed out over the sprawling forests and valleys, enveloped by the park's mystical aura. The night came alive with the sounds of the jungle, a symphony of hooting owls and chirping frogs. Gathered around a warm fireplace, the travelers shared stories of their day's encounters, grateful for the chance to witness Aberdare's enchanting secrets. Aberdare National Park had unveiled its hidden treasures, leaving an indelible mark on those who ventured into its captivating embrace.