7 Day Kenya Safari Samburu Nakuru Naivasha & Masai Mara

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Samburu Game Reserve

This 7-day road safari begins and ends in Nairobi, and includes a round trip by road through three of Kenya’s iconic and game-rich areas: Samburu, Nakuru and Masai Mara. The tour also includes a visit to Lake Naivasha – a beautiful freshwater lake located in the Great Rift Valley.

Begin with a road trip to Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya. The reserve consists of hot, dry plains and scrub-lands fringed by mountains, including the tall Ol Olokwe Mountain.

Some of the most remarkable species of Samburu are the Somali ostriches, long-necked gerenuk antelopes, Grevy’s zebras and Somali giraffes. Cheetahs, elephants, lions and buffalos are frequently sighted, along with various antelopes, including striking-looking gemsbok, gazelles, waterbuck and tiny dikdiks.

In Samburu you get the chance to encounter the traditional Samburu tribe, and gain insight into their customs and culture. 

Continue to Lake Nakuru National Park, one of the Great Rift Valley’s most famous soda lakes and home to hippos, baboons, rhinos (black and white) and a variety of antelope species. Other wild inhabitants include leopards and lions, giraffes, zebras and buffalos.

The shallow soda lake attracts a diverse abundance of bird species, numbering over 400 different species, and as such is a birder’s paradise and a Ramsar Wetland Area. When conditions are right, Lake Nakuru is visited by large flamingo flocks – an incredible sight.

We then visit Lake Naivasha and enjoy a boat ride and visit Crescent Island Game Sanctuary where we take a nature walk to see wild animals on foot. There are impalas, wildebeests, giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, and elands.

We end the safari off with 4×4 game drives in what is arguably the finest wildlife viewing destination in Africa – Masai Mara National Reserve. The Masai Mara is known to have excellent wildlife viewing all year round. This world-famous reserve in home to the Big Five of Africa – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant.

However, for those looking for an opportunity to watch as the great wildebeest migration unfolds the best time to visit the Mara is from July to October.

After 2 nights we drive back to the city where you are dropped off at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or at your accommodation in Nairobi at about 13:00, bringing our wildlife adventure to a close.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Samburu Game Reserve
Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve
Day 3: Samburu – Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 4: Nakuru – Lake Naivasha
Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Drive Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 6: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 7: Masai Mara – Drive to Nairobi

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Samburu Game Reserve

Depart Nairobi heading north past pineapple and banana plantations and the Tana River to the fertile Mt Kenya region. You will pass tea and coffee farms, citrus orchards and many regional towns bustling with day-to-day activity.

Stop on route for photos at the Equator, and then lunch and refreshments before proceeding to Samburu National Reserve. After check in, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park. Return to accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Samburu National Reserve is part of three small adjoining reserves that lie on either side of the Northern Ewaso Ngiro River. The semi-arid landscape is spectacular and the vegetation is made up of palms, woodland along the river, acacia woodland and dusty scrubland.

Not only can you see some of the big five, but also other species which are not present in Kenya’s southern parks including the oryx, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra.

Bird life is also abundant here with different species of eagles, pygmy falcons, sand grouse and large flocks of crazy guinea fowl. Be prepared for hot temperatures, as they regularly reach 40 centigrade in the day, even if it rains.

Overnight Accommodation: Larsens Tented Camp or Samburu Intrepids Camp
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve

Get an early start on day three, embarking on a 4×4 game drive in Samburu National Reserve after breakfast. We may see large predators and some rare big mammals on our game drive, as well as some of the over 350 bird species found here.

Some of the most remarkable species of the park are the Somali ostriches, long-necked gerenuk antelopes, Grevy’s zebras and Somali giraffes. Cheetahs, elephants, lions and buffalos are frequently sighted, along with various antelopes, including striking-looking gemsbok, gazelles, waterbuck and tiny dikdiks.

Return to the shaded camp for lunch and a break, before setting off on our afternoon 4×4 game drive in the arid Samburu Reserve. The afternoon game drive is followed by free time to nap or dip into your plunge pool, and enjoy dinner at the safari camp.

Overnight Accommodation: Larsens Tented Camp or Samburu Intrepids Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Samburu – Lake Nakuru National Park

Rise early for a game drive, then return for breakfast and check out. Depart for Nakuru, stopping for picnic lunch en-route. On the way you can stop for views of the beautiful Thomson Falls. Arrive late afternoon in Nakuru for dinner and overnight.

Lake Nakuru is famous for the thousands of flamingo that seasonally inhabit the shores of the lake. The park has been successful habitat for introducing endangered species including black rhino, white rhino, Rothchild giraffe and the elusive leopard – all of which are frequently seen on game drives.

You can spot these along with buffalo, lion, zebra, waterbuck, gazelle, impala, hyrax and hippo.

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


Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Drive to Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, depart for a morning game drive exploring Lake Nakuru National Park, before departing for Lake Naivasha. Arrive at Elsamere in time for lunch, home to the late Joy and George Adamson, of ‘Born Free’ fame.

This is now a conservation centre and a museum where you will enjoy a delicious lunch in their beautiful gardens. You may even have the pleasure of the company of a family of black and white colobus monkeys, as well as a variety of birds – who also have a sweet tooth!

After lunch you will enjoy an hour-long boat ride on Lake Naivasha (or Lake Olodian) where you can spot hippos as well as a variety of birds common to this area. Proceed to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Overnight Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Naivasha Simba Lodge
Meals: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Days 5: Lake Naivasha  – Drive Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, depart Lake Naivasha for the Masai Mara. Initially you will head around the lake, and then turn west along the floor of the Great Rift Valley.

After a stop in the Maasai town of Narok for fuel, supplies and lunch, proceed to the Masai Mara Game Reserve where you will enjoy an afternoon game drive before returning to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

And don’t forget the Masai Mara is not fenced and that you can look out for animals not long after departing Narok.

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


Days 6: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve

Enjoy a full day game viewing with picnic lunch on the Mara River over-looking the Hippo Pools and the savannah. One of Kenya’s premier reserves, the Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and world famous for the spectacular migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra during the months of July to October.

The Mara is also rich in resident game with over 95 species recorded including the ‘Big Five’ – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino – as well as giraffe, cheetah, hyena and numerous species of antelope.

The Reserve is also rich in birdlife with over 480 species. Return to accommodation for dinner and overnight.

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


Days 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive to Nairobi

On the final day of our Kenya Lodge Safari, we leave the magnificent Masai Mara behind, after breakfast at Camp/ lodge. We drive back to the city where you are dropped off at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or at your accommodation in Nairobi at about 13:00, bringing our wildlife adventure to a close.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

7 Days Samburu Lake Nakuru Lake Naivasha Masai Mara Safari Prices

7 Day Kenya Safari Samburu Nakuru Naivasha & Masai Mara Prices Include;

Extensive Game drives + All meals included while on safari + All applicable Game Park entrance fees +  Finest accommodations in Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara Game Reserve + Professional Safari Driver Guide & Round trip transport from Nairobi to Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara

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7 Day Kenya Safari Samburu Nakuru Naivasha & Masai Mara 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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