7-Day Samburu Nakuru Naivasha Masai Mara Family Lodge Safari

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Samburu County, Kenya Kenya Tour Guide: 7-Day Samburu Nakuru Naivasha Masai Mara Family Lodge Safari

Tour Review

Be part of the cast and immerse yourself in one of the most dramatic safari holidays in Kenya. This 7-day Samburu Masai Mara family friendly lodge safari starts from the semi-arid but awesomely beautiful northern Kenyan park of Samburu game reserve. You will marvel at nature’s art with the intricate rock formations and small river beaches along the mighty Ewaso Ngiro River. Set up a dinner table for a sunset meal along the river banks as you watch distant blue mountain ranges. Stay in family friendly and children friendly lodges in Samburu, Masai Mara, Nakuru and Naivasha.

This 7-day Samburu Nakuru Naivasha Masai Mara family safe lodge safari takes you to two of the most popular national parks in Kenya to see the big five animals and, if in season, the great migration of 1.5 million wildebeests. The high drama at noon in Masai Mara will be at the Mara River crossing where you will witness the high octane stampede. Thousands of wildebeest attempt the river crossing and have to contend with the Nile crocodiles, raging currents and steep riverbanks.

Be part of it all, as you also visit the warrior-like Masai people on the fringes of the park with their colorful red clothes and braided hair. Dance to the Aduma jumping dance and feel the ecstasy of defeating gravity as they show you one of their most popular warrior dances.

This 7-day family friendly safari in masai Mara and Samburu is good for families with comfortable 4×4 jeep transport, large family rooms with adjoining doors, playground for children, kiddy pools, food for babies, high secure and safe family lodges, business centre, wifi in rooms, spa and health centres, gyms, including child minders and nannies and baby seats in car and at the dinner tables. We have taken great care to provide all necessary requirements for your family while on safari on these 7 days Samburu Nakuru Naivasha Masai Mara family and kid friendly lodge safari.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: 7-day Samburu Nakuru Naivasha Masai Mara family lodge safari starts from Nairobi

Day 1: View the central Kenya highlands expansive coffee and tea plantations

Day 1: 7-days Samburu Masai Mara safe family friendly lodge safari road trip scenes and sightseeing.

Day 1: View the picturesque snow covered peaks of Mt Kenya-the second highest mountain in Kenya

Day 1: View the iconic semi-arid valleys in Samburu and the mighty Ewaso Ngiro River snaking through the Samburu national reserve

Day 2: Track the big five in Samburu national reserve with your family and watch them drink from the river

Day 3: View the millions of flamingos on Lake Nakuru

Day 3: Watch the tree climbing lions of Lake Nakuru and the lazy rhinos in the park

Day 4: Your family and kids will Ride a bike or hike in hells gate national park to see the wildlife and geysers and hot water springs

Day 4: Go on a family boat ride in one of the most beautiful rift valley lakes on Lake Naivasha

Day 5-7:  Explore Masai Mara game reserve to view the big five animals and the wildebeest migration

Day 7: 7-days Samburu Nakuru Naivasha Masai Mara safe family lodge safari ends with a visit to Masai market.

Day 1:  Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve

Distance:  332km

Time:  6hrs

Your driver will pick you from your Nairobi hotel at 0730hrs after your buffet breakfast. Drive through central Kenya highlands and marvel at the coffee, tea and pineapple plantations enroute. View MT Kenya on your right near Nanyuki down. You will pass by the equator and drop into the arid north of Kenya.

Arrive in Samburu national park at 1330hrs and check into your lodge. Take a buffet lunch and relax in the lodge in the afternoon. Track the wildlife in the evening game drive at 1600hrs until sunset. Animals to see here include gravy zebra, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, lions, elephants, leopards, crocodiles, hippos, gazelles, Beisa Oryx, blue necked ostriches among others.

Diner and overnight at the Simba/Samburu/AA/Ashnil/Serena lodge.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 2:  Samburu National Reserve

Game Drive: 120km

Time: 4hrs

Depart the Samburu family lodge after breakfast for a game drive in Samburu national reserve. You will look for the big five animals here including the unique ones like the gerenuk giraffe antelope, reticulated giraffe, blue-necked Somali ostrich, Beisa Oryx, gravy zebra among others.

Drive to the Ewaso Ngiro River and wait for the wildlife as they come to drink water. Here you will see kinds of animals in the park as they come to quench their thirst in this hot region.

Return to lodge for buffet lunch and relax with a siesta in the afternoon. A second game drive at 1600hrs will reveal the elusive animals to you. Dinner and overnight at your lodge in Samburu.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 3: Samburu – Nakuru National Park

Distance: 324km

Time: 6 ½ hrs

Early morning departure from Samburu at 0630hrs with a breakfast. You will have an enroute game drive as you drive out of the park. Drive through the central highlands and around the Aberdare ranges to arrive in Lake Nakuru national park at 1300hrs.

Check into any of these family lodges in Kenya Lake Nakuru lodge/Sopa lodge/Sarova lion hill lodge inside the park. Take a sumptuous and fresh buffet lunch at the lodge. Option of swimming in the lodge pool is open as well as an afternoon relaxation in your room.

Afternoon game drive around the lake at 1600hrs to see the tree-climbing lions, the hippos, rhinos, leopards, buffalos, hyenas, gazelles, giraffes, cheetahs, baboons, among others. Lake Nakuru is also a magnet for birds and has over 500 species of birds to see including the millions of flamingos, the synchronized dancing great white pelicans and the blacksmith plovers among many others.

Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 4: Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha

Distance: 70km

Time: 1 ½ hrs

Depart from Lake Nakuru after a breakfast at 0700hrs for Lake Naivasha with an enroute game drive. Arrive in Lake Naivasha and drive direct to hells gate national park. Go on a hike in the parks deep gorges to see the devils bedroom and the many hot springs and steaming rivers in the park.

The family friendly guides will be happy to point out the scenes shot for the movies lion king and the tomb raiders-cradle of mankind. Watch the giraffes, buffalos, gazelles, zebras and many others on your walk. You have an option to ride a bike into the park.

Drive to the sopa/Simba/great rift valley resort lodge for check in and lunch. Afternoon optional boat rides to the hippo pools or Crescent Island or relax in the lodge.

Diner and overnight at the lodge.

Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 5:  Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve

Distance: 258km

Time: 5hrs

Early morning breakfast and depart for Masai Mara game reserve at 0730hrs. Cross the Great Rift Valley and get to Loita plains. Arrive in Masai Mara at 1300hrs and check into Sopa/Simba/Sarova/Serena lodge. Have a buffet lunch and relax at lodge in the afternoon.

Later go for an afternoon game drive at 1600hrs to see the big five animals in Masai Mara. Masai Mara is home to more than 3 million animals. Your family will track and follow the wildebeest migration in the plains of Mara. The migration of 1.5million wildebeests runs through 3,000km across Kenya and Tanzania in search of pasture. You will be able to follow them through the plains and at the Mara River crossing to witness one of the most dramatic adrenalin filled stampedes.

Afternoon game drives in the Mara and dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 6: Masai Mara

Distance: 200km

Time: 8hrs

You and your family will spend the whole day on a day long game drive through the plains and at the Mara River viewing the wildebeest river crossing with packaged lunch. You have an option of visiting a Masai village in the afternoon to learn the Masai culture and dance the jumping Aduma dance that defies gravity. Visit one of the Masai houses and learn to make fire with sticks or how to throw a spear.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 7:  Masai Mara – Nairobi

Distance: 280km

Time: 6hrs

You will depart Masai Mara after breakfast with an enroute game drive for Nairobi. You will carry a packed lunch to have enroute to Nairobi. Drive on to Nairobi arriving at 1400hrs.

Drop off at your Nairobi hotel or the JKIA airport for flight back home.

End of Tour.

Cost of Tour:  Usd 1,950 per person / Children at 74% of adult rate.

7 Day Samburu Masai Mara Tour Cost Includes

  1. Accommodation(on bed and breakfast in towns and on FB in lodges)
  2. Park entry fees
  3. Transport in a standard safari minivan with popup rooftop optional 4×4 land cruiser at extra Usd xxx per person
  4. All meals as per itinerary
  5. All taxes and levies
  6. Services of a professional driver guide
  7. comprehensive game drives
  8. Bottled drinking water.
  9. Accident evacuation cover

 

7 Days Samburu Nakuru Naivasha Masai Mara Safari Cost Excludes

  1. Laundry
  2. Beverages & drinks
  3. International flights
  4. Items of a personal nature
  5. Personal travel insurance
  6. Tips to drivers (not mandatory but recommended at Usd 10pppd)

 

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