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Samburu National Reserve A place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, Samburu National Reserve lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana and beyond. Physically dramatic, the 104 sq kilometre landscape of the Reserve features rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry river beds and fallen boulders rising out of the thorn scrub against a backdrop of the far-distant hills and the great red table mountain known as Lololokwi.

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Day 1

DAY 1: NAIROBI/MASAI MARA  (L,D)Your Plan

After breakfast, we pick you up from your hotel at 08:00AM.At 09:00hrs, we depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve via the Great Rift Valley view point to view the Escarpment. Descend the escarpment and drive to Narok-town where you will stop for lunch. After lunch proceed to Masai Mara arriving in good time for game drive en-route to your self-contain camp Masai Mara is famous for its black manned lions and yearly migration of wildebeests. Game viewing in the afternoon is guaranteed. Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara jambo Lodge/ or Similar (Full board Accommodation) The Masai Mara is Kenya’s arguably the most famous reserve. It’s smooth grass carpeted hills and plains dotted with flat topped acacia trees are full of rich faunal diversity, fulfilling the expectations of any visitor searching the African landscape for the BIG 5. Located west of the Great Rift Valley, Mara is a natural extension of the Serengeti plains in the neighboring Tanzania. The Mara River, the reserve’s backbone traverses north to south. This course is the natural barrier crossed each year by large migratory heard of wildebeest and zebra which march across the two parks in search of pasture, crossing en route, the crocodile infested Mara River. Coupled with ever watchful predatory cats in the midst, the annual migration is a risky affair and fraught with peril. Morning and evening game drives through the Mara reserve gives you a chance of spotting a diverse array of wildlife including elephants, giraffe, black rhino, cheetah, gazelle, buffalo, hippo, various other herbivores and bird species.

Day 2

DAYS 2: MASAI MARA – WHOLE DAY (B,L,D)

A full day spent game viewing a cross the rich savannah grassland and rolling hills. The famous Mara is renowned for its great herds of plain game, black-manned lions, leopard and cheetah but also contains numerous elephants and virtually every type of wildlife to be found here in the Mara. All meals and overnight at Masai Mara jambo Lodge/ or similar (Full Board Accommodation - B, L, D)

Day 3

DAY 3: MASAI MARA/ NAKURU- (B, L, D)

Early morning breakfast followed by game drive en route to Lake Nakuru- a soda lake. Famously Lake Nakuru attracts vast numbers of fabulously colored pink flamingos to its shallow waters arriving late in the afternoon. Hippo, various animals, black rhinos, giraffe, lion, leopards and a profusion of birds are also present at the lake. Dinner and overnight at a Lake Nakuru lodge / Similar (Full Board Accommodation - B, L, D)

Day 4

DAY 4: NAKURU – SAMBURU (B, L, D)

Early morning breakfast followed by game drive at Lake Nakuru, later in the afternoon leave Nakuru for samburu. Dinner and overnight at the Samburu sopa lodge. Samburu National Reserve A place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, Samburu National Reserve lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana and beyond. Physically dramatic, the 104 sq kilometre landscape of the Reserve features rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry river beds and fallen boulders rising out of the thorn scrub against a backdrop of the far-distant hills and the great red table mountain known as Lololokwi. As for wildlife, Samburu provides one of the few sanctuaries in Kenya for the endangered Grevy’s zebra, the rare beisa oryx and the blue-shanked Somali ostrich whilst large herds of elephant roam the gaunt hills during the day before returning to bathe on the banks of the river in the evening.

Day 5

DAY 5: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE (B,L,D)

Breakfast at the umoja camp. After breakfast morning and afternoon game viewing drive in the Samburu game reserve. The surrounding terrain is renowned for rare game, -long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and the Beisa Oryx. Leopard is the frequent passer-by. Game drives and bird watching safaris are the ideal way to experience the native wildlife in its natural splendor. Dinner and overnight at the samburu sopa lodge

Day 6

DAY 6: SAMBURU –NAIROBI (B,L)

Early morning breakfast at your Camp later proceed for game drive in search of the wildlife Later in the afternoon leave lake Samburu for Nairobi. Drop you back to the air port to catch your flight back at home or extent your trip to Zanzibar /Mombasa or place of your choice

What’s included?

  • The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide
  • Full board accommodation  in self-contained-tents/camps + Meals on Safari (B.L.D)
  • Picnic-lunches at the Mara-River on the second day as indicated
  • All the Park entrance/ conservation fees
  • Transport in a safari Micro-Toyota 4×4 wheel-drive with a pop-up-roof for wildlife viewing and photography.
  • guaranteed window/and comfortable seats
  • 05nights/ 6days staying in the Masai Mara / Nakuru/Samburu
  • game viewing-drives as per safari program
  • bottled mineral water throughout the safari
  • Return transfer to your place of staying
  • All applicable taxes & government tolls

Cost excludes:

  • Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages taken with lunch/dinner
  • The optional visit to tribal villages e.g. visit to a Maasai village20 PP, its also negitiatable with the masai chiefBallon safari in the Mara $ 425 pp-bookable before departure.
  • Tip to driver/guide

 

 

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