A safari to the north via the high shoulder of Mountain Kenya to the Game Reserve of Samburu; Here the Ewaso Nyiro River supports a wide variety of game among them elephant, buffalo, cheetah leopard, lion, grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, oryx, and the long-necked gerenuk. This park is popular for the 3 cats.
Day 1. Nairobi – Samburu
Depart Nairobi and drive North past coffee plantations via MT. Kenya to Samburu National Park. Picnic lunch and game drive en route Dinner and overnight at the Samburu Sopa lodge www.sopalodges.com inside the park
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 2. Samburu Safaris Kenya
Full day spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight stay at Sopa lodge www.sopalodges.com
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The highlights of the Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers, and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries
Day 3: Samburu – Sweetwaters Adventures
Early morning breakfast game en-route leave Samburu for Sweet water arriving in time for lunch and check in at Sweet waters luxury Tented Camp, sweetwaters are the only sanctuary for rehabilitation in Kenya of these widely abused chimpanzees with two groups living in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. The site is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area. Afternoon game drives across the Park where you will be able to view the animals as very close range.
Later return for Dinner and overnight at Sweet waters Luxury Tented Camp.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy and its sumptuous ranch were once the private domain of famed multi-millionaire, Adnan Khashoggi. In fact, Sweetwaters boasts excellent game viewing with the highest ratio of game to area of any park or reserve in Kenya.
Moreover, the camp has its own Lion tracking; al fresco dining or relaxing by the pool, Sweetwaters is bound to delight.
At an extra cost, this is one of the few places here in Kenya where one can do a night game drive from 19:00hrs to 21:00 hrs for the viewing of the nocturnal wildlife and many others.
Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp
Meals included: lunch, dinner for this day 1.
Day 4; Sweet Water- Lake Nakuru Holidays
Early morning breakfast game en-route leave Sweet Water for Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch and check in at Chester hotel www.chesterhotels.co.ke. Afternoon game drive across the Pink Lake often referred so due to its Great masses of Flamingos not forgetting the famous white Rhino and black rhino found in this park. Dinner and overnight at Merica Hotel
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara Safaris
Early morning breakfast. After breakfast leaves Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch. Check in at mara wildebeest camp www.marawildebeestcamp.com and have lunch. Afternoon game drives through the park in search of the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo. Dinner and overnight at Mara wildebeest tented
Day 6 to day 8: Maasai Mara National Reserve;
Maasai Mara is Kenya’s most celebrated game park, it offers the possibility of seeing “the big five” and many other species of game. This is where the great wildebeest migration is a spectacle to behold for any who would be a visitor to Kenya mainly in July to October of each year.
The more time one takes in this park the higher chances of seeing the animals migration. Early morning game drives for a sunrise followed by a return to the camp for breakfast. after breakfast Full day spend in the park (timing the wildebeest to cross the river as the predators such lions wait to receive them) with packed lunch in search of its popular residents like the well-known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo and the dangerous Crocodiles with a visit to Mara river. Meals and overnight at www.marawildebeestcamp.com
Day 9: Masai Mara – Naivasha (Hell’s Gate National park)
Early Morning breakfast at your camp check out of the camp and park and Drive to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch.
The rest of the afternoon at leisure. Hell’s gate national park where you will enjoy evening game drive or cycling in the park passing through the grass eating animals such as zebra, antelopes, and wildebeest among others. An optional activity of boat ride in Lake Naivasha is also recommended though payable direct if you opt for.
An additional attraction is Crescent Island where the movie “out of Africa” was acted by the Danish lady Karen Blixen.
Naivasha is heaven on its own and its surrounds are rich in natural bounty, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya’s prime agricultural regions. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world-class birding destination. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo populations sleep the day out in the shallows.
The rest of the evening will be at Lake Naivasha Sopa the guest house.
Day 10: Naivasha (Hell’s Gate National park) – Amboseli national park.
Amboseli is the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro. The waters from melted snow drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains. Here, hippo, elephant and bird life can be seen against the backdrop of the magnificent snow-capped mountain.
Leave Naivasha and drive south through Maasai land to Amboseli via Nairobi for hot lunch. Afternoon game drive in Amboseli. Dinner and overnight at campsite.
Day 11: Amboseli National Park
Full day spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight at campsite
Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days.
Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos, and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plains game.
Day 12: Amboseli National Park – Tsavo West National Park.
Early morning game drives before breakfast then depart for Tsavo West National Park. See the volcanic formations (Shetani Lava Flow) on the way to Mzima Springs where Hippos, Fish, and Crocodiles are seen from the underwater hide, later proceed the lodge for check-in as well for lunch, relax until 15:00hrs, time to visit the Rhino Sanctuary. Spot Elephants, Giraffes, the varied bird life of Tsavo West, and of course the Rhino. Have a view of the beautiful mountains. Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Lodge, http://www.serenahotels.com/serenakilaguni/default-en.html
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Day 13 & 14: Tsavo West National Park – Nairobi
Early morning game viewing followed by a departure in good time back to Nairobi where the safari ends at the Nairobi Airport for your outbound flight or to your Nairobi