This safari covers the Samburu partn of Northern Kenya where we will get to see the Samburu special five comprising of: Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich. After a day in Samburu we will head to the Great Riftvalley starting with the Fresh Water Lake Baringo, then proceeding to L. Nakuru. Our safari will end in the Majestic plains of the Mara where we will be able to witness the great migration if we are lucky. Accommodation on this safari is based on your budget, thus it can be a luxury or a mid-range safari.
Day 1: Nairobi-Samburu
Picked From your hotel at 0900 hours and drive North to Samburu. Arrive at 1300 hours and check in at Sentrim Samburu lodge/Similar in time for lunch. Have a relaxing afternoon then go for a game drive from 1600 hours till dusk in the reserve, then back to the lodge to prepare for dinner.
Ewaso Nyiro River which runs along the southern boundary is home to crocodiles with the many animals visiting to drink during the heat of the day. In Samburu you are likely to spot buffalo, leopard, lion, cheetah, Grevy's zebra, the rare Beisa Oryx and the long neck Generuk, reticulated giraffe and other plains game.
Day 2: Samburu - L.Baringo
After breakfast we will head to Baringo crossing the Lerochi plateau arriving in the afternoon. We will check in at Soi safari lodge/ Tumbili cliff/Similar, take our lunch then proceed to enjoy a boat ride at the Lake and a visit to the several islands in the Lake.
The Lake is one of the two fresh water lakes in the Rift valley with over 470 species of birds and other species as crocodiles and hippos, with several hot springs.
We return to our lodge at dusk, enjoy the dinner and call it a day.
Day3: L. Baringo - L.Nakuru
After breakfast, we leave for Lake Nakuru National park. Arrive in time for lunch and check in atL. Nakuru lodge. Evening game drive starts at 1600 Hrs. Spot the white rhinos, black rhinos, elephants, lesser and greater kudus and tens of thousands of flamingos & other pelicans which make it an ornithological bird’s paradise. Go to the baboon cliff to have a bird’s eye view of the lake. Game drive ends at dusk, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day4: L.Nakuru - Masai Mara
Early morning breakfast followed by a departure with Game viewing enroute to the exit. Drive to Masai Mara arriving in time for late lunch. After a bit of relaxing head for an evening game drive in this paradise of animals. Dinner and overnight at Mara River camp/Sentrim Mara/similar,
Day 5: Masai Mara
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the big 5 trailing the wildebeest migration.
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, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Masai Mara - Nairobi
This is our last day of our safari and we will have an optional early morning game drive before breakfast. After breakfast leave Masai Mara and drive back to Nairobi with lunch en-route. Arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon & transfer to your resident hotel or to the airport for your onward flight back home.