Go on an exhilarating safari to Kenya’s wildlife hotbeds: Mt Kenya, Samburu, Nakuru, Samburu and Masai Mara. You will also have captivating cultural interactions and dramatic game viewing in Samburu and Masai Mara, where the wildebeest migration awaits. This safari can only leave you with colorful memories from the pink flamingoes at Lake Nakuru and numerous herds of elephant and buffalo at Mt Kenya National Park.
Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara National Park
After breakfast depart for Masai Mara game reserve stopping at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint to take a few photos of the valley and a bit of explanation in its formation then proceed to Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch. After lunch game drive is planned in the afternoon in this park which is essentially the northern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti National park as an artificial border separates the two. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sidai Camp or Enchoro wildlife camp or similar meal plan lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Masai Mara
Early breakfast followed by a full day of game drives within the reserve. The Masai Mara is famous for its black manned lions, elephants and buffalo that make three out of the big five though luck is essential for spotting the other two namely rhino and leopard. The park animal concentration is second to none and numerous plains game including antelopes, wildebeest, zebra, and Masai giraffe can be seen as well as scavengers like hyena and vulture. Have a picnic lunch at the hippo pool where you can spot crocodiles and hippos basking on the rocks. Return to the campsite in time for dinner and overnight Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Masai Mara
After breakfast, have another morning of tracking game with your guide in this reserve. This is where the annual migration of close 800,000 zebras and wildebeest occurs between the two parks. Return to the campsite for lunch. In the afternoon there is a choice between a game drive and a nature walk escorted by our armed Masai guides or a visit to a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight at the campsite Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, have your final game drive in this park before departing for Lake Nakuru National park with a stop for lunch en route. You will have scenic view of Lake Naivasha and Mt Longonot which are in the Great Rift Valley from afar on the main highway. Lake Nakuru National park has a fantastic of bird life including flamingos, white pelicans and marabou stork. You may spot white rhino and the rare Rothschild’s giraffe that has five horns instead of the usual three. A visit to baboon cliff offers a scenic view of the lake below and acacia forest. Arrive in time for dinner and overnight at our budget Hotel Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Lake Nakuru - Samburu
After breakfast, we drive to Samburu national Park passing through the Equator arriving in time for lunch. After lunch game drive is planned in this park coming back to the camp in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the Samburu camp meal plan breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
Day 6: Samburu National Park
Morning and afternoon game-viewing sessions tracking the rare drought resistant animals species which can only be seen north of the equator; these animals are; the reticulated giraffe, Gravy zebra, the gerenuk or giraffe –gazelle, Beisa Oryx and the blue shanked Somali ostrich. The Ewaso Nyiro River traverse this park, its source being the Aberdare ranges. There are therefore very high chances of spotting crocodiles in a natural environment though its water level varies seasonally. You will have lunch and leisure break in the mid afternoon. Rest of the meals and overnight at the campsite.
Day 7: Samburu - Mount Kenya
After breakfast, depart Samburu for Mt Kenya for Lunch at the campsite on the foothills of the mountain with scenic views of the snowcapped peaks – if the weather permits. Afternoon trek to the Mau Mau caves with folklore on how these famous caves gave the freedom fighters sanctuary from the colonial British Army. Return to the camp site in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Mount Kenya - Nairobi
Depart Mt Kenya for Nairobi in the mid-morning and enjoy a scenic drive back to Nairobi arriving in the Kenyan capital in time for lunch at Safari Park Hotel. After lunch you will be driven to the airport to catch your international flight back home.