Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu National Reserve
This morning, you will start your 7 Days Samburu Nakuru Maasai Mara Safari and travel by road to Kenya’s northern frontier. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Ewaso Ng'iro 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. You will also enjoy Larsens Tented Camp or Samburu Intrepids Camp, the luxurious hostelry set beneath a canopy of acacia trees along the banks of the river.
Day 2: Samburu National Reserve
Dawn breaks in golden bands as you start our day in the bush by scanning the river from your tent’s veranda with a cup of steaming coffee in hand. Before the dew is off the grass, you’re off in pursuit of the elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands. And so the day is spent in alternating pursuits of exploration in the bush and relaxation in your cozy camp.
Day 3: Samburu National Reserve - Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart in the morning and drive to the floor of the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls. Arrive at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Sarova Lion Hill in time for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will conduct a game drive. The lake is famous for flamingos as well as over 400 other species of birds. In addition, many species of game 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.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park - Maasai Mara National Reserve
Breakfast at the lodge then drive via the Great Rift Valley to arrive in Maasai Mara in time for lunch at your lodge or camp. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe. Over 450 species of animals have been recorded here.
You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, and jackals, wild dogs, buffalos, leopards, and a variety of antelopes.
It is in the Mara that the most spectacular event of the natural wonders of the world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Behind their heels are predators of the savanna such as lion, cheetah, and wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. Depart for an afternoon ‘breezy’ game drive until dusk.
Day 5 and day 6: Maasai Mara National Reserve
You will spend two full days in the Maasai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives. The trees in the distance might turn out to be a family of giraffes. Those clump of bushes a pride of lions, and the rock that moves a rhino lumbering out of your way.
With diligence and some luck, you may encounter a family of cheetahs or a herd of elephants crossing the path in front of you. Large animals are not the only entertainment, a family of warthogs may amuse you, running as fast as their little legs will carry them, until they forget why they are rushing and stop to regroup.
Day 7: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi
Another early morning game drive in Mara, then depart after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving early afternoon. Drop at your hotel or transfer to the airport for onward flight home. End of your 7 Days Samburu Nakuru Maasai Mara Safari.