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7 Days – Aberdares, Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari

7 Days – Aberdares, Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari

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7 Days – Aberdares, Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari

Experience the ultimate  Kenya safari tour with this 7-day adventure covering Aberdares, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, and Masai Mara. Begin your journey with game viewing in the comfort of your lodge in Aberdares National Park, staying at either Treetops Lodge or The Ark Lodge, where you can witness wildlife up close.

In Samburu Game Reserve, enjoy breathtaking views of savannah grasslands and spot the “Big Five” along with other plains game. The park is renowned for its vast herds of elephants by the mighty Ewaso Nyiro River and offers a chance to see rare species such as the gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, and the majestic Beisa oryx.

At Lake Nakuru National Park, marvel at the huge variety of bird species, including hundreds of thousands of pink flamingos that transform the lake into a sea of color. This Kenya vacation is perfect for bird enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike.

Finally, explore the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, famous for its abundant wildlife and stunning landscapes. Here, you will experience the thrill of a wildlife safari tour as you witness the dramatic interactions of the animal kingdom, including the opportunity to see the “Big Five” in their natural habitat.

Throughout your journey, you will stay in luxurious lodges, enjoy guided game drives, and savour delicious meals prepared by expert chefs. This comprehensive safari package offers an unforgettable adventure through some of Kenya’s most renowned national parks and reserves, making it an ideal safari vacation for nature enthusiasts and adventurers.

  • Departure
    Nairobi - Hotel or Airport
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 7:00 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 4:30 PM.
  • Included
    Accommodation
    All game drives
    Bottled drinking water
    Meals
    Park Fees
    Professional Guide
  • Not Included
    Airport Transfers
    Laundry
    Other personal items
    Tips
    Travel insurance
    Visa fees (Where Applicable)
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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.  
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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. Where to stay
  • Samburu Sopa
  • Ashnil Samburu/ Samburu Simba Lodge
  • Elephant Bedroom/Elephant Watch Camp 
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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. Where to stay
  • Punda Milias/ Sarova Woodlands/ Ziwa Bush Lodge
  • Flamingo Hill Tented Camp/Lake Nakuru Lodge/ Sarova Lion Hill
  • Cliff
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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. Where to stay
  1. Enkorok Mara/Mara Duma/AA Lodge Mara
  2. Zebra Plains Mara Camp/Basecamp/Sekenani Lodge
  3. Mara Serena/ Sarova Mara Camp/Ashnil Mara Camp
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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.
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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.
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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.

Location

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.
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