7 Days Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara

7 Days Samburu, Ol Pejeta Naivasha and Masai Mara

Samburu, Ol Pejeta and Masai Mara

This 7 days 6 nights safari features Samburu National Park in the north of Kenya, Ol Pejeta and Masai Mara National Reserve.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu

Today you will be picked up from your hotel in Nairobi by one of our safari representatives, who will give you a short introduction and briefing on your upcoming safari. After your safari briefing you will head north through an agricultural region that is rich with coffee, wheat and various other crops. You will cross the equator at Nanyuki and continue north before descending from the cool highlands into the wildlife rich savanna woodlands. Arrive at Samburu National Reserve in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. The Samburu is one of the lesser-known Kenyan national parks, but is nevertheless teeming with wildlife. Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty here to attract animals from the surrounding savanna plains. The reserve is home to an abundance of rare northern species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as the “Samburu Special Five”). Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Ashnil Samburu Camp.

Day 2: Samburu

Enjoy an early morning game drive in Samburu. The morning is the most ideal time for game viewing, and your guide will make certain to search for the elusive leopards and lions along the way. Return to your lodge for breakfast and then spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. In the evening, you will go on another game drive early evening in search of the abundant wildlife at Samburu. Alternatively you can depart after breakfast with picnic lunch and do a full day game drives , returning to the camp later afternoon. You will encounter and learn more about the wildlife species roaming this reserve. On a typical game drive you are bound to come across Leopards, Elephants, Lions, Giraffe, among other wild species. After your evening game drive, you will return to your lodge for evening rest and dinner. Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Ashnil Samburu Camp

Day 3: Samburu - Ol Pejeta

After breakfast, depart from Samburu with a game drive en route driving to Nanyuki. Arrive at the Comfort Garden O Pejeta in time for lunch and afternoon rest. Ol Pejeta is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees. You will have an early evening game drive around the Ol Pejeta Conservancy returning to your camp in time for dinner. Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Day 4: Ol Pejeta - Lake Naivasha
After breakfast you will depart form the foot of Mt Kenya and trace your way along the fringes of the Aberdare Ranges towards the Rift Valley. You will drive into the rift valley arriving on the shores of Lake Naivasha in time for lunch. The Lake Naivasha ecosystem is comprised of the saltwater lake, savannah grasslands and acacia forest. The lake supports a wide variety of water birds and different species of mammals including the giraffe, hippo, antelopes and others. You will enjoy a cycling at Hells gate National park before returning to your lodge for dinner and your overnight stay. Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Day 5: Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara
After an early breakfast you will head out for a boat ride on lake Naivasha and later depart for Masai Mara National Reserve. You will drive into Masai land, tracing the Rift Valley escarpment and wild open plains before stopping at the Masai town of Narok. From here you will make your way into the park, arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. This is one of Kenya’s most visited reserves due to its extraordinary wildlife density, including the “big five” and many other varieties of plains game. The Mara River cuts through the Mara and Serengeti ecosystems, giving life to the both reserves before finally pouring out into the Lake Victoria. Impressive and most notable are the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle that migrate by instinct from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This journey is coupled by numerous obstacles, which makes it even more magnificent. Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp.
Day 6: Masai Mara
Today you will be treated to a full day game drive within this expansive Reserve teeming with wildlife. The area we will visit today is one of the richest predator areas of the Mara and will be our focus. You can also expect to see lots of elephants, hippos, Masai giraffe, common zebra, wildebeest, impala, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles, topi, black-backed jackal, spotted hyena and more. You will be treated to a bush picnic lunch and then return to the camp (continuing your game drive en route). Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp.
Day 7: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Early morning game drive in the Mara returning to your camp for breakfast. After breakfast, check out and bid the camp goodbye as you enjoy extra game viewing en route to Nairobi as you drive through the plains of the Mara and wildlife dispersal areas. Once you arrive in Nairobi in the early afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport, your residence or your hotel of choice.

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