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7 Day Kenya Safari Meru Ol Pejeta Nakuru & Masai Mara | 7 Day Meru Sweetwaters Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safaris | 2 Nights Meru National Park, 1 Night Ol Pejeta Conservancy, 1 Night Lake Nakuru National Park &  2 Nights Masai Mara National Reserve Safari | 7 Days Kenya Safaris

Masai Mara National Reserve

This exciting 7-day 4×4 road safari itinerary combines adventure in four different wildlife areas of Kenya – Meru National Park, Sweetwaters/ Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara.

Travel north and begin in Meru National Park, lying at the foothills of the Nyambene Mountain Range. Meru is a remote area where Joy and George Adamson reared and maintained a friendship with the lioness Elsa, made famous by the movie Born Free.

Game to view includes: lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard black rhino, zebra, gazelle, oryx and some of the rarer antelope, Lesser Kudu and duiker, also the more common dik dik, one of Africa’s smallest antelope.

Large prides of lion can be seen and some of Kenya’s largest herds of buffalo. The rivers abound with hippo and crocodile, fishing for barbus and catfish is permitted at camp sites and along the Tana River.

Over 300 species of birds have been recorded, including: Red-necked falcon, Heuglins courser, brown-backed woodpecker, sunbirds Peter’s Fin foot, inhabiting the Murera and Ura Rivers; Pel’s Fishing Owl, kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters, starlings and weavers.

Then travel to Sweetwaters Game Reserve (Ol Pejeta Conservancy), a sumptuous ranch once a private domain of famed multi-millionaire, Adnan Kashoggi.

We visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimps, and the specially protected and fenced refuge of black rhino with its stunning forty specimens!

Whether it’s day or night game drives, camel trekking, lion tracking, al fresco dining, or relaxing by the pool, Sweetwaters is bound to delight.

Continue with the safari to Lake Nakuru, arguably the most renowned among Kenya’s Rift Valley lakes and one of the best-known African parks in the entire world, with its alkaline waters fringed at times by more than one million flamingos.

Nakuru is also the big success story for rhino. There are some 60 black rhinos here, as well as 40 white, though it is the white that you see mostly as the black is much more reclusive.

End this epic safari adventure with two nights in the legendary Masai Mara, best known for its large concentrations of big cats. Even the dramatic arrival of the Annual Wildebeest Migration (June/July – October/November) merely adds to an already abundant resident wildlife.

The Masai Mara is Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary. It offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will most likely see the Big Five – lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, and elephant. Not to mention numerous plain animals.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Meru National Park
Day 2: Explore Meru National Park
Day 3: Meru National Park – Drive to Sweetwaters (Ol Pejeta Conservancy)
Day 4: Sweetwaters (Ol Pejeta) – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 6: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive to Nairobi

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Meru National Park

We depart Nairobi for Meru National Park after breakfast by road taking the Nyeri-Nanyuki-Meru or via Embu all-weather roads. The park is located 348 km from Nairobi.

Upon arrival at our camp, we enjoy lunch followed by some leisure time before we depart for the afternoon game drive. The main attraction in the park includes the former home of Joy and George Adamson and Elsa the lioness, views of Mt Kenya, Rivers and riverine habitats, Tana river, and Adamson’s falls.

Meru National Park is mainly thorny bushland in the North, wooded grasslands in the West, and open grassland elsewhere. Wildlife likely to see during our game drive includes Grevy’s Zebra, Elephants, Eland, Bush Pig, Waterbuck, Cheetah and Leopard, Reticulated Giraffe.

There are also Hippopotamus, Bohor Reedbuck, Hartebeest, Python, Puff Udder, Cobra, and Buffalo The Park has more than 427 recorded species of birds.

Overnight Accommodation: Elsa’s Kopje Boutique Safari Lodge, Ikweta Safari Camp or Rhino River Camp
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Explore Meru National Park

Spend a full day in the Meru National Park in the morning and afternoon game drive. Meru wildlife includes large herds of Buffalo, Bushbuck, Duiker, Eland, Elephant, Gazelle, Genet, Giraffe, Hartebeest, Impala, Kudu, Waterbuck and Gravy Zebra.

You may also see Wild dog, Bushbaby, Caracal, Cheetah, Civet, Dik-dik, Leopard, Otter, Bushpig, Porcupine, Black, and White Rhino.

The rivers abound with Hippo and Crocodile. Birdlife includes Peter’s fin foot which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers, the Pel’s Fishing Owl, Kingfishers, Rollers, Bee-eaters, Starlings, and numerous Weavers.

Overnight Accommodation: Elsa’s Kopje Boutique Safari Lodge, Ikweta Safari Camp or Rhino River Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Meru National Park – Drive to Sweetwaters(Ol Pejeta)

After breakfast, depart for Ol Pejeta Game Sanctuary to arrive in time for lunch at the camp. After lunch, you will have time to relax followed by an afternoon game drive. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000-acre wildlife conservancy situated between the foothills of the Aberdare and the magnificent snowcapped Mount Kenya.

The Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals including the non-indigenous chimpanzees and the big 5 (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and lion). The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.

It is the only place in Africa that offers the opportunity to see both chimpanzees and the big 5. The Conservancy is home to over 40 chimpanzees, 73 endangered black rhino, 5 endangered white rhinos, elephants, lion, leopard, buffalo, Grevy zebra, giraffe, cheetah, Thomson’s gazelle, black-back jackals, ostrich, grant’s gazelle, baboons, waterbuck, oryx, eland, and several hundred bird species.

Overnight Accommodation: Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp, Kicheche Camp or Porini Rhino Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4: Sweetwaters (Ol Pejeta Conservancy) – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart Sweetwaters/ Ol Pejeta after breakfast for Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving at your lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon a ‘Spice’ game drive is planned. Besides the flamingos that Lake Nakuru is famous for, there are approximately 400 other species of birds found there.

In addition, a large variety of games can be found in the Park including the introduced Rothschild’s Giraffe, Black and White Rhino, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Baboon, and many species of plains game.

Overnight Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Lake Nakuru Lodge or Lake Nakuru Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve

After a leisure breakfast at your lodge, depart overland to the Masai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park. This enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, and Cape Buffalo.

After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening ‘Spice’ game drive.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 6: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses in the world. Morning and afternoon ‘Spice’ game drives are planned. Large mammals are varied, abundant, and easy to see. Residents among the park’s mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles.

Optional hot Air Balloon rides are available on this day at an additional cost. On this final day in the Mara, you also have an opportunity to visit an authentic Masai village.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive to Nairobi

Begin today with an early morning ‘Spice’ game drive followed by a complete English breakfast at your lodge. Mid-morning drive to Nairobi.

The balance of the day is at leisure for last minute assisted shopping and sightseeing.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

7 Day Kenya Safari Meru Ol Pejeta Nakuru & Masai Mara Prices

7 Day Kenya Safari Meru Ol Pejeta Nakuru & Masai Mara Prices Include;

Extensive 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 + Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari + Finest accommodations in Meru, Olpejeta, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara + Round trip transport from Nairobi to Meru, Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara & Multi-lingual Professional Safari Driver Guide

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7 Days Meru Sweetwaters Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Prices Exclude;

* International Airfare
* Accommodation in Nairobi
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver-guide
* Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
* Christmas, New Year, and Easter Supplement
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps, and airports
* Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
* Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 500 US Dollars), Nature walks, etc
* 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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