Day 1: Nairobi
- Samburu :
Arrive JKIA, you will be met by our representative and briefed on the safari. Depart
for Samburu National Reserve which lies on the vast semi desert lands of Northern
Kenya. Arrive in time for lunch. Proceed for an evening game drive which will introduce
you to the animals that are peculiar to this area. This includes reticulated giraffe,
Grevy’s zebra and the Somali ostrich.
Dinner and overnight at camp/lodge.
Day 2: Samburu
Another day of exploration of this harshly beautiful reserve where game abounds
especially in the forested fringes of the Uaso Nyiro River which flows gently through
the dry landscape. You have an option to visit the Samburu village (extra cost) to see
their way of living and learn more of their culture. Samburu is relatively small in
size compared to other Kenyan parks, such as Tsavo or Masai Mara. Samburu national
reserve derives its name from the Samburu people of Kenya who have lived in the area
for many years. The Uaso Nyiro River cuts through this reserve, drawing a big
population of Kenya animals to the park. The river bustles with activity from its huge
population of Nile crocodile. The reserve's topography is mainly open savannah
(grassland) with clusters of acacia trees, forest, thorn trees and grassland
vegetation. Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists
George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the
bestselling book and award-winning movie "Born Free”. Dinner and overnight at the
Day 3: Samburu
Breakfast the camp. Depart for Lake Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch. Enjoy an
afternoon boat ride to view the hippos. You have an option of visiting the Crescent
Island at an extra cost.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4: Lake
Naivasha – Maasai Mara:
Breakfast at the lodge. Depart Naivasha for a journey south along the floor of the
great rift valley then past Narok climb the western wall entering Hemingway's country
''Serengeti plans''. Arrive in time for lunch.
Afternoon enjoy a game drive in this famous reserve. Dinner and overnight at the
Day 5: Maasai
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 camp/lodge.
Day 6: Maasai
Mara - Nairobi - Amboseli (Note that this is a long drive):
Early breakfast. Depart for Amboseli National Park via Nairobi. A stopover is provided
at Narok Town to browse in the bustling, vibrant Masai markets to buy curios and
handicrafts. Lunch will enroute. Arrive in the evening. Time allowing short game drive
in the park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 7: Amboseli
National Park :
Breakfast at the lodge. Depart with picnic lunch for a full day game drive. There are
good chances to see Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day early in the morning. Arid looking
as Amboseli has historically supported both game and the Masai that kept their herds of
cattle here. It is thanks to the waters that run off Africa's greatest mountain that
the apparently dry Amboseli, Kenya's first game sanctuary is able to support its
wildlife. Mount Kilimanjaro broods high over Amboseli, generally cloaked by clouds but
appearing in all its snow-shrouded magnificence from time to time. The mountain now
provides water for the park, wonderful views and, of course, the most glorious
background for animal photography. You have an option to visit the Masai Village (extra
cost) to see their way of living and learn more on their culture. Dinner and overnight
Day 8: Aberdare
- Mombasa :
Early morning game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart for Mombasa with
On arrival drop off at the beach hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Beach:
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the beach. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Mombasa
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning. 1200hrs transfer to Train station departing at
Arrive Nairobi at 2000hrs, you will be picked and transferred to the AirBnB (own
Day 11: Nairobi
You will be picked up at 1000hrs for a city tour of Nairobi. Lunch at Carnivore
Restaurant. Visit the Bomas of Kenya. Kenya is the indeed the land of contrast and
diversity. It boasts of 43 tribes. There is not a better place that captures a bird's
eye view of the 43 tribes' cultures like the Bomas of Kenya does. Here you get to see
the recreated Kenyan villages with their traditional huts and depicting in great
details their original lifestyles. But even better you get to enjoy colorful stage
performances by dancers from different tribes and even sample some traditional dishes.
Transfer to the AirBnB for dinner and overnight (own booking).
Free day for shopping and any other place you would like to visit (vehicle available on
request at a small fee depending on movement). In the evening transfer to the airport
for final departure.