Samburu N.R. Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 537

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Local market

Day 1: Nairobi

Welcome to Kenya! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. Transfer to the Karen area of Nairobi where you will visit The giraffe Center and Karen Blixen Museum, followed by lunch at Karen Blixen Museum. Overnight and breakfast at your Nairobi Safari Club.

Masai boy

Day 2: Nairobi - Samburu N.R.

After breakfast drive to Samburu National Park, arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Reaching for leaves

Day 3: Samburu N.R.

Morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu Reserve. Samburu National Reserve is well known for its peaceful atmosphere. Due to the river Uaso Nyiro running through the reserve a great deal of wildlife is attracted to the area including all three big cats - lions, cheetahs and leopards - as well as elephants, buffalo, hippopotamus, zebra, impala and gazelle and a huge population of crocodiles.

Zebra in Samburu National Reserve

Day 4: Samburu N.R. - Lake Nakuru

Depart after breakfast to Lake Nakuru National Park, with picnic lunches. Stop at Thomson’s Falls to admire the view before proceeding to the park arriving in the late afternoon, and enjoy a game drive before check in at the camp. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for the thousands of lesser and greater flamingos that flock to this soda lake’s edge. The numbers vary depending on the water level, and when it’s low, the lake almost turns pink. A truly spectacular sight! The park was established as a sanctuary for black and white rhino, which are often seen.

Flamingos fishing for food

Day 5: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara N.P.

Depart after breakfast and drive to Masai Mara arriving for lunch at your lodge. For your stay in Mara you will be at the Mara Simba Lodge. Afternoon game drive in the Mara Reserve followed by a sundowner (without drinks).

Lion in the Masai Mara

Day 6: Masai Mara N.P.

Morning and afternoon game drives in the Mara. The Mara is technically an extension of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park, but it’s rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments equals to an endless amount of game viewing. Home to a wide variety of animals, the Mara is also famous for its Big Five.

Masai warrior jumping

Day 7: Masai Mara N.P.

The day sees more game viewing both in the morning and late afternoon. For the bird lovers there are over 450 species that have been identified in the Maasai Mara Ecosystem.

Safely across the river during the migration

Day 8: Masai Mara N.P.

Breakfast at the lodge. It may be the last day of safari however your game viewing does not stop. After breakfast, experience an on-route game drive out of the Mara and onto Nairobi. You will arrive in Nairobi late afternoon and transferred to the Carnivore Restaurant for lunch. After lunch, you will be dropped off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for onward flight.

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