The parks and reserves visited on this safari are Aberdares, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, and Maasai Mara. Go on an adventure to the great plains of Samburu and Masai Mara, as well as Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley. Explore Samburu National Park in search of the rare Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffes, and glossy zebras. Lake Nakuru is home to both white rhinos and the Rothschild giraffe. Visit a Samburu or Maasai village and learn about their fascinating culture (Manyatta)
- Airport transfers
- Park fees/charges
- Pick and Drop Services
- Drinking Water During the Safari/Tour
- Outdoor activities (as per the itenerary)
- Accommodation (as per the itenerary)
- A professional driver/guide
- Transportation; 4*4 Jeep, Van, or by air (as per the itenerary)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Meals; full board or half-board (as per the itenerary)
- ** Any other inclusion as indicated in the itenerary
- Insurance (where applicable)
- International flights charges and fares
- Tips and gifts to service providers
- Any personal item that you may need during the tour
- Additional government imposed taxes and/or park fees
- Drinks and meals outside the tour package
- Visa charges
- Additional accommodation (as you may choose)
- Any other charges that may arise in due time
In the morning, you'll be picked up from your hotel or the airport in Nairobi and driven to Aberdares National Park. The Ark Hotel's home base, Aberdares Country Club, approximately 3.5 hours away by car. First, we recommend checking in and then having lunch. You'll be transferred to The Ark lodge in the late afternoon, where you may enjoy the lodge's four balconies, sitting areas, and decks looking out over a drinking hole frequented by wild animals. From the safety of the lodge, you'll get excellent chances of seeing wild animals. Animals are more likely to approach you rather than the other way around.
Accommodation: The Ark Lodge
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast, head out of Aberdares and toward Isiolo and the Samburu Game Reserve. When you check in at the lodge, you can eat lunch and go on a game drive. You can take it easy until the evening game drive begins at 16:00, after which you can get ready for it. Look for the Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Somali Ostrich, and the gravy Zebra. Several types of birds call Samburu home. After the day's activities, retire to the comfort of Ashnil Samburu camp or Sarova Shaba Lodge for supper and the night.
In the morning and afternoon of day two, you'll go on game drives in Samburu National Reserve in search of the rare Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, and striped Zebra. Many types of birds call Samburu home. In the evening, you can either have dinner in the Ashnil Samburu camp or stay the night at the Sarova Shaba Lodge.
Breakfast first thing in the morning. Leave Samburu Game Reserve and head to Lake Nakuru National Park, stopping for a wildlife drive along the way. After you arrive at Lake Nakuru National Park at around 14:00, you can have an afternoon game drive to the lake to see flamingos and pelicans. White and black rhinos, the Rothschild giraffe, and waterbucks can also be seen. Several species of birds flock to the Lake Forest. In the evening, you can enjoy dinner at the Flamingo Hill Tent Camp or Sarova Lion Hill Resort, where you will spend the night.
On Day 2, you'll wake up to a hearty breakfast. Breakfast time is a good time to head out of Lake Nakuru and into Masai Mara. It will take you 5 hours to drive to the front gate. You'll travel via Narok, a well-known Masai settlement. You'll make it in time for lunch. Get checked in at Camp. The Big Five—lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard—as well as herds of wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, impalas, and Masai giraffes, as well as other species of African wildlife can be spotted on a nighttime game drive, so kick back and relax till then. A night of rest and supper in the Ashnil Mara camp or the Sarova Mara game camp.
Morning and afternoon game drives will allow you to see as much of the Masai Mara Game Reserve's animals as possible in a single day. See the "BIG FIVE" animal species: lions, elephants, rhinoceroses, buffalo, and leopards. You can see wildebeests, zebras, cheetahs, and gazelles all over Africa. The annual migration of wildebeests (Gnu) and zebras from the Serengeti (Tanzania) to the Maasai Mara (Kenya) is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and it takes place between July and September. There is a big gathering of animals every year in Masai Mara called the Great Migration. This is a gathering of 1.5 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras, and 350,000 gazelles that are on a 1,200 mile journey in search of water and grass to feed. It would be great to spend more time in the afternoons doing game drives in this beautiful Kenyan park. We will have supper and spend the night at either the Ashnil Mara camp or the Sarova Mara game camp.
After a quick breakfast at the camp, pack up, and get on the road to Nairobi. Getting there just in time for lunch. The plan is to eat at Carnivore for lunch and then drop everyone off at their separate hotels or airports around 3 p.m.
If you have an evening flight, you have the option of staying out on safari until lunchtime, packing a lunch to take with you, and then driving to Nairobi. The time you land in Nairobi is between 5 and 6 p.m., and you will be taken either to the airport or back to your hotel.