5 Day Kenya Safari Samburu Aberdare Nakuru

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Ark Tree Lodge

This is a unique 5-day safari covering the best parks and reserves in Kenya. Beginning and ending in Nairobi this safari holiday combines Samburu National Reserve, Aberdare National Park, and Lake Nakuru National Park.

The safari begins with a drive out of Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve situated at the southeastern corner of Samburu District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It is bordered to the south by Ewaso Nyiro River, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve.

The reserve is reach in wildlife with fame for abundance in rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special). Other animals include elephants lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, and hippos.

Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches, and others.

After Samburu we travel to the Aberdare National Park, and stay at the Ark Tree Lodge or Tree Tops Lodge. Watch the animals that frequently visit the lively waterhole beside the lodge, from a series of viewing decks and areas at different levels.

Spotting animals at the floodlit salt-lick and watering hole into the night, with common visitors including elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, elusive bongo and giant forest hog and even leopards. Wind down with dinner and drinks in the bar, overlooking the active waterhole.

After a night at the three lodge, we proceed by road to Lake Nakuru National Park, one of the top tourist destinations in Africa, famed for the Flamingos, both lesser and greater. The Park is one of the few places in Kenya you are sure to see endangered Rhino and is a RAMSAR site with over 450 species of birds making it a great stop for birders.

The park is also home to over 56 different species of mammals which include black and white rhinos, cape buffalo, African wild dog, zebra, eland, waterbuck, lion, elands, leopard Rothschild’s giraffe, warthogs, impalas, and hippo.

After a night in Lake Nakuru National Park we journey back to the bustling city of Nairobi city arriving mid-afternoon where you can get dropped off at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or at your hotel.

5 Day Kenya Safari Samburu Aberdare Nakuru Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Samburu Game Reserve

0800 Hours: This morning we travel by road to Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River.

It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe to Grevy’s zebras and Beisa oryxes.

1200 Hours: We arrive at our lodge/ camp and check-in. Lunch follows.

1530 Hours: In the afternoon we explore the park in search of Lions, Leopard, Cheetah, Buffalos, etc.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Larsens Tented Camp, Elephant Bedroom Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lion King Bush Camp Samburu

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Full Day in Samburu National Reserve

These two full days in the Samburu Game Reserve will be spent searching for the big five, the Samburu five, and observing the vast unspoiled scenery during morning and afternoon game viewing drives.

Samburu game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long-necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa onyx.

The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings. Other Kenyan wildlife present in the park includes cheetahs and lions, as well as elephants, buffalo, and hippos.

Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches, and others.

A camel-back safari is a specialty in Samburu, as well as a cultural visit to the Samburu people who depend on their cattle, goat, sheep, and donkey can be arranged.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Larsens Tented Camp, Elephant Bedroom Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lion King Bush Camp Samburu

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve – Drive to Aberdare National Park

0800 Hours: Our safari departs after breakfast by road to the Aberdare National Park located 185 km.

The driving time is approximately 4 hours. Our drive takes us south via Nanyuki and past Mount Kenya to The Aberdare Country Club, nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill.

1200 Hours: Enjoy lunch at the Aberdare Country Club.

1430 Hours: Set off for the Ark tree lodge, located in the forest on mountain slopes of the Aberdare Mountains at 7,000 feet.

This outstanding lodge offers high altitude game viewing, including animals that are rarely encountered elsewhere: Giant forest hog, Bushpig, Tree Hyrax, large Spotted Genet, and the elusive Bongo Antelope.

Wildlife can be observed from different levels – and from outside where you can see, hear and smell everything and inside where you can sit with a cup of tea and stay warm and cozy.

You can put in a request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of Elephants might be just feet away and if you are lucky, a Leopard or large male Lion might put in an appearance.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Ark Tree Lodge, Treetops Lodge Aberdare

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4: Aberdare National Park – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park

0800 Hours: Depart the Aberdare National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park located 160 Kilometers away.

1100 Hours: Arrive in Lake Nakuru National Park and proceed directly on a game-drive.

1300 Hours: Enjoy your lunch at the lodge/ camp.

1530 Hours: After lunch proceed on another game drive. Lake Nakuru birdlife is world-renowned and offers over 400 species of both aquatic and terrestrial birds.

Lake Nakuru animals include Black and White Rhino, buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild’s giraffe, White and Black Colobus monkey, eland, steenbok, impala, Chandlers Reedbuck, dik-dik, rock hyrax, klipspringer, hippo, and clawless otter.

1830  Hours: Return to your lodge/ camp.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Lake Nakuru Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge, Merica Hotel Nakuru, Jumuia Resort Nakuru

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park – Drive to Nairobi

0630 Hours: Our day starts with an early breakfast followed by a game drive where we can see hundreds of thousands of flamingos canopy the shallow edges of Lake Nakuru.

Pelicans and hundreds of other bird species will be seen. Possible to see includes both the black and white rhino, lions, warthogs, antelopes, baboons, and many other animals.

1000 Hours: We return to the hotel to freshen up, check-out, and depart for Nairobi by road.

1100 Hours: A leisurely scenic 3-hour drive brings us to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon (between 1500-1600 Hours). We transfer you to your hotel or residence.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 Day Kenya Safari Samburu Aberdare Nakuru Prices

5 Day Kenya Safari Samburu Aberdare Nakuru Rates Includes:

Multiple Game drives + All meals included while on safari + All applicable Game Park entrance fees + Guaranteed window seating with open top + Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water + Choice of accommodation in Samburu, Aberdare and Lake Nakuru National Park + Round trip transport from Nairobi to Samburu, Aberdare and Lake Nakuru National Park & Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/ Driver. (Professional Safari Escort is available upon request)

Dates From Dates To Price Per Person Children Aged 8 to 12 Years
1st January 2021 31st December 2021   Request for rates Request for rates

Notes
* Departs and ends in Nairobi
Transportation is in open safari mini-van. There is an option for an open roof 4×4 Land Cruiser at an extra cost


5 Day Kenya Safari Samburu Aberdare Nakuru Rates Do Not Include:

* International Airfare
* A visit to a Samburu Village
* Accommodation in Nairobi
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver-guide
* Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps, and airports
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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