8 Days Samburu Little Desert.
Kenya’s Richest Concentration Of Wildlife
This 8 day is an exciting tour that takes you to the north where Samburu desert has unique and dense concentration of animals. It ends with a thrilling balloon flight in Masai Mara.
The Samburu’s little desert safari surprises you with worldwide wonders like Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Elephants, Lions, and Cheetahs. Kingfisher, Sunbird, Bee-eater, Marabou Stork, Bateleur, Palm-nut Vulture and long-necked gerenuk will craft your delightful holiday while splendid Mount Ol Olokwe spills stunning colors in it. Mount Kenya with hiking, forest walks and trout-fishing in luscious mountain streams followed by Lake Nakuru hosting a flamingo party for your holiday! It’s black and white rhinos wave you farewell before you enter Lake Naivasha and Hells gate for nature and transformation. Enter Masai Mara’s region of the big five kings of African wildlife. The balloon safari is the epitome of this trip with breakfast in the jungle. Summon your luck for a crocodile’s wink at your Mara river’s picnic.
Day 1: Nairobi – Transfer To Samburu Game Reserve
You will be picked from your Nairobi hotel by your Driver/guide early morning. Immediately depart for Samburu and drive north passing through towns and villages. Pass the equator line to Samburuland. Arrive with a short game drive en-route to the Lodge/Camp and you’re just in time for for lunch.
After lunch, relax before a game drive at 4p.m. Samburu Park has unique residents including the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich. Dinner and overnight at your Lodge/Campsite
Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve- Full Day
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of unique northern Kenya species such as the reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, and the long-necked gerenuk. Much of the reserve consists of desert landscape; dusty red plains broken by thorny scrub, featuring dramatic views of table top Mt Ol Olokwe on the horizon. All meals are taken at the lodge/camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3: Samburu – Transfer to Mt Kenya Mau- Mau Caves
After breakfast, check out and have a game drive en-route. Arrive Nanyuki and check in to your lodge/hotel, have lunch. Head out with your guide on trekking trails to get you to the Mau-Mau caves. Enjoy the spectacular waterfalls and hide out rocks. Take a hike into one of the most breathtaking wild sites you could ever visit in Kenya.
Dinner and overnight in your Lodge /Hotel in Nanyuki.
Day 4 Mt Kenya-Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, check out and drive south in the Rift Valley to Nakuru in time for Lunch. Check into your Lodge/hotel and go for a game drive at the lake Nakuru National Park. See spectacular parade of flamingoes and 400 other species of birds including the big land mammals saluting you. Enjoy the big party with hightened senses; fascinated by sight, hearing, smell and perception. Here is the home of the rare black and white rhino.
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Hotel
Day 5: Lake Nakuru –Transfer to Hell’s Gate & Lake Naivasha
Start this adventure with a bike ride for a stretch of 8 Km from the gate of the park to the gouges, or transfer in the van with your guide. Walk, climb and trek into the gouges with a local tour guide and scale the landscape with stunning geographical rock formations.
Leave the park and ride back to the gate. Join your tour guide, head for lunch and check in to your hotel.
Afternoon and evening have options to get to the Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. You can also relax in your hotel or walk around or go shopping in town.
Day 6: Naivasha- Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve Park
After breakfast, leave Naivasha for Masai Mara. Drive south along the floor of the rift valley arriving in time for lunch. You will have a game drive as you head to the camp for lunch. Check in to the lodge/Campsite. Another game drive will be at 4 pm. Look out for Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo on this introductory game drive.
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Campsite
Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve Park– Full day game drive
Start early this morning on a balloon flight. This is a one hour high above the park ride that gives you some wonderful panoramic views of the animals, the rolling hills and dotted plains, the animals, plus the Mara River, just to mention a few. The flight is dramatic and breakfast is served in the jungle.
The rest of today will be spent with morning and afternoon game drives that lead you to some of Africa’s largest lion prides, herds of elephants, zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas , just to name a few. In between game drives, there will be picnic lunch along the banks of Mara River. It is possible to see all the big five in this park.
Overnight at the Lodge/Campsite.
Optional: Visit to Masai village, Guided Nature Walk.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8: Masai Mara – Transfer to Nairobi
An early morning game drive Might reveal more surprises before breakfast.
Have breakfast at the lodge depart for Nairobi to arrive by lunch time.
Upon arrival, you will be driven to Carnivore Restaurant for lunch. Afterwards drop off at airport for flight back home or hotel of your choice.
Alternatively, spend the afternoon visiting The Bomas of Kenya, Animal Orphanage, Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen or Kazuri Beads or to the city market to meet traders & buy souvenirs. All these are optional. Later, you can have dinner which is followed by a drop off at the airport for your flight back home or hotel of your choice.
$1,960 to $5,150 pp (USD)