8 Days Explorer’s Safari (Samburu, Mt. Kenya, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara)

8 Days Samburu, Mt. Kenya, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara safari

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1675 - $3200
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
6 days
Best months:
February - April, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Romantic safaris Romantic Camping safaris Camping Cultural safaris Cultural
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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This exceptional safari takes you to some of the best national parks and reserves in Kenya. It is a safari that is meant for those who dream and want to explore and discover what Kenya has to offer. The itinerary includes Samburu National Reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals including the long necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa Oryx, Mt Kenya National Park known for its herds of elephants and of course Kenya’s highest mountain, Lake Nakuru National Park famous for its flocks of flamingos and the world most famous Masai Mara National Reserve with its highest concentration of wildlife and the great wildebeest migration. You will spend your nights in luxurious lodges or tented camps in the parks and reserves. You will be accompanied by our seasoned guides to ensure that you safari is not only memorable but comfortable as well.

Day 01 Nairobi

Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be met and welcomed by a Beacon Safaris representative. Our representative will transfer you to a city hotel for an overnight on a bed and breakfast basis. You may opt to relax in your hotel or have a city tour depending on your time of arrival.

Day 02 Nairobi-Samburu National Reserve

Have an early breakfast and leave Nairobi and head to Samburu National Reserve driving through the scenic central highlands. Arrive on time for lunch in the lodge or tented camp and relax getting ready for your first afternoon game drive. Samburu National Reserve offers distinctive vistas of rugged hills and undulating hills. The mix of grassland and wood with a swamp and a riverine forest makes the reserve home to a variety of animal and birdlife. Game viewing in the reserve is excellent due to its visibility. Return to your lodge or camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 03 Samburu National Reserve

Spend your entire day in the reserve with an early morning and late afternoon game drives. You will have a chance to spot the rare Oryx, Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated giraffe, Somali Ostrich, crocodiles, hippos, herds of elephants, buffalos, lions, hyena, cheetahs and if you lucky enough the elusive leopard. You may also opt to spend the entire day exploring the reserve with packed picnic breakfast and lunch. A visit to a cultural village may be organized if you are interested. Return to your camp or lodge for dinner an overnight. 

Day 04 Samburu National Reserve- Mt Kenya National Park

Have an early breakfast and leave Samburu headed to Mt Kenya National Park, arrive early enough to explore Mt Kenya. You may opt to go on a game drive or have a guided walk through the forest or go trout fishing in the clear mountain streams. Lunch is served at your lodge where you can easily spot wildlife from the balcony of your room as they come to the salt lick. Relax in the lodge or go for a late afternoon game drive in the park where you will enjoy seeing elands, bushbucks, white tailed mongoose, tree hyrax, herds of elephants and endangered species such as bongo, rhino and giant forest hog. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 05 Mount Kenya National Park- Lake Nakuru National Park

Have an early breakfast and depart Mount Kenya for Lake Nakuru National Park driving through the scenic Great Rift Valley. Have a stop-over at Nyahururu and head to Thomson Falls one of the stunning waterfalls in Kenya and proceed to Rift Valley view point at Subukia where you get incredible views of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive on time for lunch at a lodge in the park and later proceed for a late afternoon game drive. Here you will have a chance to see thousands of pink flamingos that color the lake pink, buffalos, pelicans, water bucks and endangered white and black rhino. Return to your lodge after the game drive for dinner and overnight.   

Day 06 Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve  

Depart from your lodge after an early breakfast and drive through the scenic Rift Valley to Masai Mara. You will have breathtaking views of hills, grasslands, extinct volcanoes and wheat plantations. Arrive on world’s famous game reserve on time for lunch in a lodge or tented camp and relax getting ready for a late afternoon game drive. Your game drive will definitely make you understand why Masai Mara is the most famous national reserve in the world. You will be surprised by the concentration of wildlife in this reserve. Return to your lodge or tented camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 07 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Spend the entire day exploring this world famous game reserve. This reserve is not only the most popular game reserve in the country, it is probably why people visit Kenya. The reserve is set on a classic African savannah and the huge density of wildlife is astounding. Zebras, wildebeest and gazelles graze in large herds and as a matter of fact where prey is in plenty so are the predators. The reserve covers an area of approximately 1510 sq km of open grassland waters by the Mara River and Talek which is a tributary of the former. Here it is very common to see the big cats hunting; they are also in their numbers. The leopard is the hardest to spot of the famous Big Five, but in Mara it not as hard to see it relaxing on a tree. Hippos, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes also exist in large numbers. Return to the camp for overnight (NB: You may opt to forego one of your game drives for a visit to a Masai village for an amazing cultural experience. Balloon Safaris over the reserve are also available at an extra cost) 

Day 08 Masai Mara Game Reserve- Nairobi

Rise up early for your last morning game drive before returning to your camp for breakfast. Later leave this great game reserve and drive back to Nairobi with picnic lunch en-route. Arrive in Nairobi at around 1600hrs. Should there be time before your home flight you might be interested in city tour.  If not you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your flight bringing to an end what we hope is a safari of your lifetime.

Included in the price of the Safari

Airport transfers in Nairobi

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Days 02-07.

Breakfast and lunch on Day 08

Transport in our 4*4 safari vehicles

Seasoned English speaking driver/guide

Unlimited game drives in the above mentioned parks and reserves (No night game drives)

Park entry fees to the above mentioned national parks and game reserves

Mineral water while on game drive

Not included in the price of the safari

International flights and visa fees or any domestic flight

Laundry, souvenirs and telephone calls


Change in itinerary

Additional food / beverage such as liquor whiskey or gin

Medical, travel or cancellation insurance

Maasai Village Visit,

Hot Air Balloon Safari in Masai Mara

Important Note: Your home flight from Nairobi should be booked so that it doesn’t depart earlier than 6pm 18hrs on your last day (day 10). Don’t forget to carry enough sunscreen, mosquito repellant, sun glasses, enough clothes and other personal belonging. You may carry up to 25 kilos of luggage per person.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Serena Mountain Lodge
  • Mt Kenya Safari Club
  • Samburu Sopa Lodge
  • Ashnil Camp
  • Samburu Saruni
  • Lion Hill Lodge
  • Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
  • Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Kicheche camp
  • Keekorok Lodge
  • Mara Serena
  • Sentrim Mara '

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