This Samburu Nakuru Masai Mara safari is a great tour to see the big five animals and landscapes of central and northern Kenya. Below is an 8 days Samburu Nakuru Masai Mara safari itinerary including the attractions and things to see.
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Samburu is a land of contrasts with its dramatic mountains, intricately curved and Rocky River banks, dry patched acacia grasslands and green Doum palm lifeline along the Ewaso Ngiro River. There are also some interesting and rare animals including the horse like and highly endangered gravy zebra, Somali ostrich, Gerenuk giraffe antelope, Beisa Oryx, greater Kudu, the beautiful reticulated giraffe among others.
Lake Nakuru national park is a germ of wildlife on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and is popular as the largest bird spectacle in the world. The Nakuru national park is known for its large population of flamingos, rhino sanctuary, easy to see leopards, tree climbing lions and the rock antelope klipspringer.
Masai Mara game reserve is Kenya’s most popular national park due to its great abundance of wildlife including the large prides of lions, many leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas. The park is popular for the easy viewing of the big five animals including lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants, and rhinos among many other herbivores, reptiles crocodiles, snakes and amphibians like hippos.
Here are Best 8 attractions of an 8 Days 7 nights Samburu Nakuru Masai Mara safari itinerary
The shortened Itinerary for this 8 days 7 nights Samburu Nakuru Masai Mara safari is as below:
DAY 1: Arrival
DAY 2: Nairobi
DAY 3: Samburu National Reserve
DAY 4: All Day in Samburu
DAY 5: Nakuru National Park
DAY 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve
DAY 7: All Day in Masai Mara
DAY 8: Nairobi
The main 10 highlights of 8 Days Samburu Nakuru Masai Mara safari include the viewing of wildlife, landscapes and people as below:
Here are 8 Day Itinerary of the 8 Days Samburu Nakuru Masai Mara Trip
A representative from Sojourn safaris will meet you on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to your Nairobi Hotel for an overnight stay on Bed and Breakfast basis.
Today, you will have some excursions in Nairobi starting with a tour to the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage near the Nairobi national park. Listen to the public lecture and see the baby elephants being fed and also touch them. Later you will drive towards Ngong hills and go to the Karen Blixen Museum which was home of the famous author of the book ‘Out of Africa’ and relive the colonial era history inside her former house. Later our drive guide will take you to feed, hug and take selfies with Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Centre.
Later you will drive to a local restaurant and enjoy lunch before returning to your Nairobi hotel for dinner and overnight on bed and breakfast basis.
After breakfast you will depart Nairobi driving through the central Kenya highlands where you can watch tea and coffee plantations along the way. See the distant Mt Kenya peaks on the right, the second highest mountain in Africa and drop into the Northern Frontier District of Kenya past Isiolo town and into Samburu.
Samburu is a dry patched land of contrast with dramatic hills, rugged terrain, acacia grasslands and Doum palms lining up the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River. Samburu is known for its unique and rare animals and bird life. The rare animals include the Beisa Oryx, the blue necked Somali ostrich, the gerenuk, gravy zebra, reticulated giraffe and the Greater Kudu.
The Samburu national reserve is a great place to watch the elephants and big cats especially when they come to the river Ewaso Ngiro daily for their drink. Arrive in time for lunch and afternoon game drive at 1600hrs. Dinner and overnight stay at your camp / lodge on full board basis.
Have a full day at Samburu with morning and afternoon game drives searching for more animals.
Grab a hot buffet breakfast and depart Samburu for Lake Nakuru national park. This 177sqkm park was created to protect the huge flocks of over 1 million lesser and greater flamingos and the huge bird life in the park.
The huge flamingo population has given Lake Nakuru a pink rim until recently when the flamingo population has drastically reduced. You will make a schedule stop over at the Thompson falls for scenic and rest stop. Drive on to Nakuru driving on the eastern escarpment of the Great Rift Valley arriving in time for lunch.
Go for an afternoon game drive around the lake to see the endangered white and black rhinos, lions, flamingos, buffalos, leopards, zebras, hippos, hyenas, among other animals. Look out for the endangered Rothschild giraffe aka white socks giraffe. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner and overnight stay at a lodge / camp on a full board basis.
After your breakfast, head out south westwards towards Masai Mara game reserve arriving in time for lunch at your camp or lodge. Go for an afternoon game drive in masai Mara to look for the large prides of lions, cheetahs, leopards, cerval cat and the herbivores like elephants, buffalos, zebras, topi, hartebeests, wildebeests, Oribi and browsers like the black rhino, giraffes and reptiles and amphibians species.
Enjoy a buffet dinner at your camp or lodge and overnight stay on a full board basis.
Spend a full day at Mara in search for more game including an opportunity to spot the big five: Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant. Game drives are flexible, with optional visits to a local Masai village where you can interact with local people and learn of their culture and traditions.
After breakfast, return back to Nairobi arriving early evening and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.
END OF TOUR
Here are 8 Days Samburu Nakuru Masai Mara Safari prices for different categories
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|Children above under 18 yrs||75% of adult rate|
|Children below 3 yrs||Free of charge|
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