5 Days Samburu,Nakuru & Mara

5 Days Samburu | Nakuru | Masai Mara

Best Safaris in Kenya

5 Days Samburu | Nakuru | Masai Mara Camping

Best Safaris in Kenya

In the southern part of Samburu, you are guaranteed to see most of the Kenyan animals. These would be cheetah, lion, leopard, impala, buffalo, hippo, and dik-dik, as well as the native gerenuk, Grevy' zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa Oryx. You are likely to see the most animals during the dry season as they converge at the Usaso Nyiro River, their main source of water during the long dry weather. Elephants are also spotted during this time of year and the Nile crocodiles swim in the river.

Day 1: Nairobi | Samburu Game Reserve 

You will be picked up from Nairobi Airport or Nairobi Hotel in the morning and depart for Samburu National Reserve via Mt. Kenya and the Equator. You will begin a game drive en-route to the lodge. Check in and have lunch upon arrival. Later in the afternoon, go for a game drive across the park and looking out for the unique resident wildlife species like the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy Zebra, Beisa Oryx, and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich. The game drive will last until sunset when you will return to Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight. On the southern part of Samburu Game Reserve, you are guaranteed to see most of the Kenyan animals found in Samburu.

Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve | Lake Nakuru National Park

Early in the morning, go for a sunrise game viewing in search of wildlife that wanders in this park in the morning hours before the sun gets hot. Return to the lodge for a full breakfast. You will leave Sumburu and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, have lunch at the base of Mount Kenya. After lunch, the journey will continue through Nyahururu Waterfall to Lake Nakuru National Park. Since your accommodation is located inside the park you will have an evening game drive as you drive to the lodge. Lake Nakuru National Park is well known for its great masses of flamingos, the famous white and black rhino, and the endangered Roth's child giraffe species with five horns. Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Nakuru. 

Day 3: Lake Nakuru | Masai Mara Game Reserve

We will begin the day again with a morning game viewing in this park until lunch time. We will depart soon after lunch and drive safely along the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara Game Reserve which forms the northern part of Serengeti National Park in good time. If time allows, we will have an evening game viewing upon arrival. Otherwise we recommend relaxation at the camp after the long drive. Masai Mara Game Reserve is famous for its lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, and other members of the big five. Dinner and overnight will be at Miti Mingi Eco Camp.

Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve

We recommend an early breakfast at the camp and heading out for a full day of game viewing until late in the evening. You will return to the camp for refreshment and overnight stay at the camp. Masai Mara is famous for its large number of lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, and buffalo that make up the "big five". Luck is essential for spotting the rhino and leopard which are rather shy and elusive. The park’s animal concentration and abundance is second to none. You will have time for a picnic lunch at the hippo pool where you might be lucky enough to spot crocodiles basking on the rocks. Numerous plains game that lives in this park include antelope, wildebeest, zebra, Masai giraffe, hyena, and vulture. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Masai Mara to Nairobi

Early in the morning you will go out for game viewing in Masai Game Reserve. After which you will set off for a journey back to Nairobi where the safari will end in the late evening. Then we will transfer you back to the hotel in good time.

What's included in this package

  • Transportation in a custom safari minibus with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing.
  • Services of a professionally trained and experienced English speaking driver/guide
  • Full board accommodation in the lodges as mentioned
  • Bottled water for use during the safari
  • Game drives and all park entry fees

What's not included in this package

  • Your International Flight transportation to and From Nairobi
  • Personal expenses like visa fees, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
  • Christmas, New Year and Easter supplements