The Great Migration – 6 Days Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu
The highlights for this Kenya Safari from Nairobi include:
- Breathtaking views of savannah grasslands, wildlife including the “Big Five” and other plain games in Masai Mara National Reserve
- A huge variety of bird species including hundreds of thousands of pink flamingoes in Lake Nakuru National Park
- Vast herds of Elephant and a chance to see the rare gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, and the 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- Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Depart Nairobi in the Morning and drive to Masai Mara. Pass through the dramatic Great Rift Valley stopping at the viewpoint for breathtaking scenery. Arrive in Masai Mara in the afternoon and check into your lodge. Have lunch and proceed for an afternoon game drive till evening. After the game drives, head to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight
Day 2: Maasai Mara National Reserve
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. Where to stay
- Enkorok Mara/Mara Duma/AA Lodge Mara
- Zebra Plains Mara Camp/Basecamp/Sekenani Lodge
- Mara Serena/ Sarova Mara Camp/Ashnil Mara Camp
Day 3: Maasai Mara-Lake Nakuru National Park
Early morning (before breakfast) game drive at Maasai Mara in search of any wild game you might have missed previously. Return to the lodge for breakfast and afterward depart for Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, proceed for game drives till evening. Return to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight. Where to stay
- Punda Milias/ Sarova Woodlands/ Ziwa Bush Lodge
- Flamingo Hill Tented Camp/Lake Nakuru Lodge/ Sarova Lion Hill
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Samburu National Reserve.
Early morning game viewing drive to savor the beauty of the park and go searching for any wild game you might have missed previously. Proceed for breakfast at the lodge, then check out and depart for Samburu. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge/camp. After lunch, proceed for afternoon game drives till evening then head to your lodge/camp for dinner and overnight Where to stay
- Samburu Sopa
- Ashnil Samburu/ Samburu Simba Lodge
- Elephant Bedroom/Elephant Watch Camp
Day 5: 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 6: Samburu – Nairobi
Breakfast and depart for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon/evening.
Samburu National Reserve, a hidden jewel in northern Kenya, is a realm of unique landscapes and wildlife encounters. At the break of dawn, a group of adventurous travelers embarked on a safari into this extraordinary wilderness. Their safari vehicle, guided by a local Samburu ranger, ventured deep into the arid beauty of the reserve. The Ewaso Ng'iro River, a lifeline in this parched land, attracted a stunning array of wildlife. Elephants, with their distinctive red-dusted hides, took center stage as they playfully splashed in the river's cool waters. Crocodiles watched from the riverbanks, a testament to the circle of life in this harsh yet vibrant ecosystem. As the sun climbed higher, the travelers encountered the "Samburu Special Five" — a group of rare and endemic species. The reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, and gerenuk, each more captivating than the last, showcased the unique biodiversity of this region. The day's adventure culminated in a visit to a Samburu village, where the local tribespeople welcomed the travelers with open arms. They shared their rich cultural traditions, from vibrant dances to age-old rituals, providing an intimate glimpse into their way of life. As evening descended over Samburu, the travelers retreated to their camp, nestled in the midst of this extraordinary landscape. Beneath the canopy of stars, they gathered around a crackling bonfire, recounting the day's remarkable encounters with the wild and the warm hospitality of the Samburu people. Samburu National Reserve had woven a tapestry of culture and nature, leaving an indelible impression on those who ventured into its uncharted beauty.