DAY 01: NAIROBI – SAMBURU GAME RESERVE (345kms)
After breakfast our driver to pick you from the hotel and drive north to Samburu game reserve at the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, downriver from Archers Post a distance of about 345 kms from Nairobi arrival by afternoon for lunch at the public campsite .North of the Equator some of the animals and vegetation are a little different from those commonly found south. Elephant, black rhino, lion, buffalo and cheetah and the usual buck and antelopes are common to both north and south of the equator. However unfamiliar animals are the Grevy‟s zebra, the reticulated giraffe and the Somali ostrich. There is also the long neck gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, and hunting dog. Crocodiles in the river can be seen from the lodge/tented camp. The vegetation is usually dry grass with a few swampy patches. There is some forest cover along the Uaso Nyiro River and an abundance of doum palms.
Dinner and overnight at Samburu public campsite – Full board.
DAY 02: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
After breakfast, early morning and afternoon game drive in samburu with more chance to spot the big five amongst other wild game.
This is a harsh but beautiful terrain where wildlife abounds especially near the river which is their only source of drinking water. The Uaso Nyiro River flows gently through the dry landscape sustaining life in this harsh land. Shaba National Reserve is where the famous conservationist George Adamson did his research on lions. In the Afternoon you will set out on another game drive and return to the camp site for dinner and overnight late at dusk.
Dinner and overnight at the Public camp site – Full board.
DAY 03: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE – LAKE NAKURU (240 kms)
After breakfast, early morning game drive in samburu as you depart to Lake Nakuru national park to arrive in time for lunch and afternoon game drive on the descent one is surprised to see just off the road, a panaromic view of Lake Elementaita. It should be mentioned here that this road from Nairobi to Nakuru was the first overland road to be surfaced with tarmac in Kenya Lake Nakuru is reached in time for lunch at the budget hotel.
This park was famous only as a bird sanctuary especially the lesser and greater flamingos. However, now it is home to the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe, besides the herbivores like buck and antelope. Leopard can also be seen in this park. The vegetation is of the drier type. The flat-topped acacia and the candelabra cactus are a feature of the landscape
Afternoon game drives in search of the game or bird watch.
Dinner and overnight – at the budget hotel..
DAY 04: LAKE NAKURU – MAASAI MARA (215 KMS)
After breakfast, a Morning game drive in Lake Nakuru as you depart to Maasai mara, for lunch and afternoon game drive full The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here.
You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place in the month of August to September.
This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
Return to the Big time tented camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 05: MAASAI MARA
After breakfast, a full day game viewing in Maasai mara in search of the wild game.
Afternoon , optional visit to the Maasai village at some extra cost of about US$ 20 – US$25.
Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Big time tented camp / similar – Full board.
DAY 06: MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI
After breakfast, morning game drive in Maasai mara as you depart to Nairobi on the way now with more familiar memories of the land scape, There is a ‘look out’ from where one can view this natural wonder. Here the road descends into the Great Rift Valley. On the descent one is surprised to see just off the road, a small Italian style chapel. It was built by the Italian prisoners of war, who constructed this fine road, the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Arrive in Nairobi late in the afternoon, driver to drop you at the place of your choice or transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.