6 Days Samburu Private Adventure Safari

This private adventure budget safari takes you to Samburu National Reserve 165 km² located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro river in Kenya. On the other side of the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best selling book and award winning movie Born Free.

Safari tour package:
A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Price per person*:
$1109 - $1301
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
6 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Camping safaris Camping Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu  

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to your city hotel for overnight. Our rep will take you through a brief pre-safari orientation before embarking on your dream safari adventure of Kenya. Then commence drive via Karatina and crossing the equator at Nanyuki, en route to Samburu National Reserve. Lunch at the respective Lodge. Late afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner and overnight at SAMBURU SOPA LODGE or similar

www.sopalodges.com/samburu/home.html   

Distance: Approx. 350 kms – 7  hrs drive

Meal plan: {Lunch, Dinner}

 

Day 2: Samburu - Aberdare National Park

 

Breakfast then proceed on to Aberdares National Park and arrive at Aberdare country club for lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to the Ark where you spent the whole day and night watching animal come down at the waterhole to drink. Dinner and overnight at THE ARK or similar http://www.thearkkenya.com/   Distance: Approx. 200 kms - 3 hrs drive

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

 

Day 3: Aberdare - Lake Nakuru National Park

 

Breakfast and shuttle transfer to Aberdare Country Club. Rejoin your driver/guide and depart for Lake Nakuru national park to arrive for lunch. The afternoon game drive is included and you will return to your lodge as the sun sets! Dinner and overnight – JACARANDA ELEMENTAITA LODGE Distance: Approx. 200 kms - 3 hrs drive

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

 

Lake Nakuru is a shallow soda lake, renowned for its huge concentration of flamingos.  It is also a Rhino sanctuary. You embark on a game drive which includes a walk on the shores of the lake to view flamingoes from close range. Keep your eyes open for the elusive Leopard or the Tree climbing lions of this park.  

 

 

 

 

Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve

 

After breakfast climb the Western Escarpment of the Rift Valley and head towards Masai Mara.  With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. Enjoying views of the picturesque Masai tribesmen herding cattle on the way, you arrive in time for lunch and a well deserved rest! Afternoon game drive includes searching for the Big Five, elephants, Buffalos, lions, Rhinos and leopards, before returning to your lodge as the sun sets! Dinner and overnight at OL – MORAN TENTED CAMP or similar.

www.olmorantentedcamp.com  Distance Approx. 310 kms – 6 hrs drive

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

 

Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve  

The early morning calm air of the Masai Mara has made possible the introduction of Hot Air Balloon flights, available as an optional tour of a hot air balloon ride to see the park from a bird's eye view, from leading lodges and camps in the reserve. (Please reserve early to avoid disappointment for this adventure!). Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve.  After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. Lunch and late afternoon Game viewing drive.

 

OPTION: A full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes (full day game drive including visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and a great chance to view the "Big Five". You will have picnic lunch at Hippo Pool. Return to your lodge late in the afternoon). Later just relax or visit the nearby Masai village as an optional excursion. Dinner and overnight at

OL – MORAN TENTED CAMP. 

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

  Day 6:  Masai Mara – Nairobi & Depart  

Depart after breakfast and journey back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Later transferred to the Airport for your departure flight. Distance 270 kms - 5hrs drive.

Meal plan: {Breakfast}

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

  • Sanburu Sopa Lodge
  • Aberdares Ark Hotel
  • Jacaranda Elementaita Lodge
  • Ol Moran Tented Camp

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Campofrio Safaris

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Since: Aug 2007

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Activities you can do

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
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