6 Day 5 Night Safari - Samburu | Lake Nakuru | Masai Mara

Head to the Northern Hemisphere through the Great Rift Valley towards the famous Maasai Mara Reserve. This tour samples all of the Big 5 areas, an awesome combination for nature, wildlife, history and great tales from the locals of the old days. Cross the Equator and experience an awesome view of Mount Kenya!

Things to Consider
  1. Luxury tour
  2. Medium group tour
  3. Can depart any day
  4. Can be customized
  5. Suitable for solo travelers
  6. Min age of 3 years
Activities & Transportation
  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • Getting around: pop-up roof minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
Accommodation and Meals

 

Day: 1-2
Sarova Shaba Lodge Luxury lodge inside Samburu Nat. Reserve
Day: 1 Lunch & Dinner Included

Day: 2 All Meals Included
Day: 3
Sarova Lion Hill Lodge Luxury lodge inside Lake Nakuru NP
All Meals Included
Day: 4-5
Mara Sopa Lodge Luxury lodge inside Masai Mara NR
All Meals Included
Day: 6
End of tour (No accommodation)
Breakfast & Lunch Included
Arrival (See The Journey for more details)

Day 1

Nairobi – Samburu Nat. Reserve

At 07:30 am we depart Nairobi in the morning and drive south along the Central Kenya Highlands and arrive in Sarova Shaba Lodge in time for lunch. You can spend the afternoon swimming and relaxing before we set off for an evening game drive, your first taste of wildlife encounter. Trivia: Have you watched the british drama film, Born Free? It’s interesting to know that the 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 later on made into this movie which gathered various awards. The Samburu National Reserve is also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting oryx calves. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Shaba or Similar.

Main Destination:
Samburu National Reserve
Best Time to Visit June to September and January to February
High Season December to March and July to October (Busy)
Best Weather June and December ( Cool and fresh after rain)
Accommodation:
Sarova Shaba Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Samburu Nat. Reserve
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Samburu Full Day

After breakfast, we will depart for another morning game drive and return to the lodge for lunch followed by swimming, games, and relaxation. Late afternoon, we will set off this time, for an evening game drive until sunset to witness the serenity of this reserve. Samburu National Reserve exudes a peaceful aura that attracts animals and greatly because of the Ewaso Ng’iro river (meaning brown water) that runs through it and surrounded by acacia, riverine forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation. The Ewaso Ng’iro flows from the Kenyan highlands and empties into the famous Lorian Swamp. The natural serenity that is evident here is due to its distance from industry and the inaccessibility of the reserve for many years. Diner and overnight at Sarova Shaba or Similar.

Main Destination:
Samburu National Reserve
Accommodation:
Sarova Shaba Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Samburu Nat. Reserve
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Samburu Nat. Reserve – Lake Nakuru NP

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge and then head out for an early morning game drive on your journey (approximately 4-5 hours) to Nakuru town. Stop off at Nyahururu for lunch, enjoy the scenery along the way. After check-in at Sarova Lion Hill, go on an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight overnight at Sarova Lion Hill or Similar.

Main Destination:
Lake Nakuru National Park
Best Time to Visit June to March best for wildlife viewing (Little rain)
High Season July to March (The park gets very busy)
Best Weather June to March (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:
Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

Enjoy breakfast and then check-out of the lodge. Experience a morning game drive as we travel approximately 3-4 hours to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Along the way have a chance to stop and visit Lake Naivasha. Arrive and check in at Sopa Lodge for lunch, relax, freshen up and then head out for an evening game drive. Dinner and your overnight stay at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Best Time to Visit June to October and September to October
High Season June to October and December to March
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Accommodation:
Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Masai Mara Full Day

After breakfast depart for a full day spent, viewing the great predators and explore the parks amazingly high concentration of wild animals. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. During the stay we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Main Destination:
Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation:
Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
End of tour (See The Journey for more details)

Note:

We can arrange your full trip from home and back. If not, we’ll pick you up from the airport and take care of all further transportation, in most cases. All you’ll have to do is book the flight yourself using a website like Skyscanner.com. Please be sure to contact us first to confirm availability, dates and pick-up service.
 
  • This tour starts and ends in Nairobi
  • We can book your international flights help
  • Fly to/from Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO – Check price) in Nairobi
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
Included
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the itinerary section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the itinerary section)
 Excluded
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the itinerary section)

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Rating:
4.2/5