Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu :On arrival at the airport, you will be received and start your journey north to Samburu National Reserve. You will arrive in time for lunch, after which you will proceed to have an afternoon game drive in the park famous for the Samburu semi-nomadic tribesmen, the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy's zebra gerenuk, beisa oryx and a host of the big game including elephant and lion. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp.
Day 2: Samburu:Full day spent in Samburu with early morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu Game Reserve, which covers 40 square miles (104 square kilometers). Ololokwe Table Mountain forms a dramatic backdrop to our game viewing. Samburu is also home to the third of Kenya's giraffe species - the rare Reticulated Giraffe (only found in the Northern parks). This is also where you see the blue-legged Somali Ostrich, the long-necked Gerenuk gazelle and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx antelope. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp.
Day 3: Samburu - Lake Nakuru:Breakfast at the lodge. Depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive before lunch for a quick game drive, have lunch then proceed and have an afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru has best been known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. Also of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes and black rhinos. The park now has more than 25 rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country, so the chances of spotting these survivors are good. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara:Early morning game, come back to have breakfast, freshen up and depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve. Lunch En Route. Arrive in the afternoon, check in then proceed for a game drive in this world famous game reserve. At dusk return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 5 & 6: Maasai Mara:Early morning balloon safari is available as an option at USD 450 per person. The Balloon launches at 0600hrs and takes one hour. On landing you will be welcomed with a champagne bush breakfast.
Full day game viewing whereby you leave the camp after breakfast with picnic lunch. The Mara is the land of African legend: Lion are abundant throughout the park, as are the elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, less commonly, rhino. The annual wildebeest migration, one of nature’s few remaining wildlife spectacles, occurs in the Mara from July to September where the big animals and their predators are to be present in abundance during the time frame of this trip. Several species of Bee-Eater, the flying rainbow that heads the list of the Mara’s birds, occur in the reserve. As well as wildlife, the Maasai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Maasai tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park – Morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing matters of the day. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.