8 days in Samburu National Reserve, Mt Kenya, Aberdares National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$4000 - $6000
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
8 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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This safari begins with Samburu National Reserve a true wilderness and home to unique wildlife and plant life and onward continuation to The Aberdare National Park , an isolated range that forms the eastern wall of the rift valley and diverse topography with amazing views of wildlife night game viewing. Then proceed to the Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its birdlife especially flamingos that form a pink hue across the lake. The climax is the Most famous Reserve in Kenya, The Masai Mara National Reserve.

You are almost guaranteed to see all the big five. Lions abound throughout the Park as do leopards, cheetah and hyenas. Between July and October, when the great wildebeest migration is on in the Masai Mara , the Sensation is unparalled. From the end of June, drawn by the long rains of April and May, it is estimated that more than half a million wildebeests enter the Masai Mara National Reseve. These are in addition joined by another 100,000 from Loita Hills east of the Mara.

Day 1 - Samburu National Reserve
Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, briefed by a Destination Connect representative and drive  to Samburu National Reserve arrive at the Samburu Lodge  in time for Game drive at 1600hrs. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 2- Samburu National Reserve
Full day in the reserve with game drives at 0630hrs and 1600hrs respectively. Samburu is famous for its rare mammals that only survive north of the equator. These are the gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, beisa Oryx and grevy's zebra. Dinner and overnight at the Samburu Lodge. All meals and overnight at the Samburu Lodge/ Similar.

Day 3 - Mt Kenya 
After breakfast, depart and drive southwards to the luxurious Mount Kenya Safari Club. Lunch at the club and rest of the afternoon at leisure enjoying various optional activities offered by the club. Dinner and overnight at the club. CHILDREN UNDER 12YRS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE MAIN DINNING AREA.

Day 4- Aberdares National Reserve 
Depart after breakfast and proceed south to the Aberdare Country Club. The club  is the base hotel for your tree hotel - The Ark. Lunch at the club. At 1430hrs;  transfer to the Ark which is located in the Aberdare National Park,   with small  overnight bags as most of the luggage is left at the club. The Ark  has various decks and balconies for easy viewing and photography of wild   game. Dinner and overnight of game viewing at the lodge.

Day 5- Lake Nakuru National Reserve 
After breakfast, transfer back to the base hotel to retrieve rest of your luggage and drive towards the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving at Lake Nakuru Lodge / Similar in time for lunch. At 1600hrs, enjoy an afternoon game drive in park that also takes you to the shores of the lake famous for its birdlife especially flamingos that form a pink hue across the lake. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 6 - Masai Mara National Reserve 
Depart Nakuru after breakfast and drive through the floor of the Rift Valley to the world famous Masai Mara game reserve, arriving at Keekorok Lodge / Similar in time for lunch. At 1600hrs enjoy an afternoon game drive in the reserve. Dinner and  overnight at the lodge.

Day 7 - Masai Mara National Reserve 
Full day in the reserve with both morning and afternoon game drives at 0630hrs and 1600hrs respectively. The Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti and its rolling plains are home to hundreds of plains game together with predators that feed on them. All meals and overnight at Keekorok Lodge / Similar.

Day 8 - Depart 
Depart the Mara after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving early afternoon. Lunch at the famous Carnivore restaurant, justifiably referred to as Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience, having twice been voted amongst the worlds 50 best restaurants by UK based Restaurant magazine. Drop off at Jomo Kenyatta international Airport for your flight back home.

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

  • Samburu Lodge
  • Mount Kenya Safari Club
  • The Ark
  • Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Keekorok Lodge

Destination Connect

- We offer private/custom safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: 254-20-2430226
Since: Dec 2013

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
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Activities you can do

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Rock climbing
Rock climbing
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
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