7 Days Masai Best Of Kenya Safari to Masai Mara – Nakuru – Samburu

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This 7 days Kenya Safari is ideal for nature and wildlife lovers as it takes you to Kenya’s best parks in terms of nature and wildlife.

The Safari focuses on the following main elements:

  • Amazing wildlife – We have included the Samburu NP and the Masai Mara. Two of the best locations in Africa for seeing wildlife. In the Masai Mara, you have good chances to witness the awe-inspiring migration of close to two million wilderbeest and zebras at the time of the year, when thousands of them are crossing the crocodile-infested Mara/Grumeti River.
  • Spectacular locations – We have selected lodges and camps that will give you different perspectives of the breathtaking African nature and wildlife, ranging from intimate wildlife encounters in the plains, close-up views of hippos and crocodiles from riverbanks and lakeshores and dramatic views of the majestic landscapes from hilltops and escarpments.
  • Clean and comfortable lodges – we have personally experienced and tested all lodges, camps and hotels we suggest in our proposal to you and which meet western standards with respect to hygiene and comfort. You will surely be enchanted by the warm African hospitality that you will meet there

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Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 7:30 am

Nairobi - Masai Mara

Our driver guide will pick you up at 07:30 hrs after breakfast and drive to Masai Mara travel in a comfortable adapted mini-van with a pop-up roof for optimum scenic and wildlife viewing en-route to Masai Mara. The drive offers you an off-road experience, as well as a pleasant scenic ride through the Rift Valley. You are bound to marvel at the sceneries. From the winding roads and breathtaking escarpments of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley to the freshwater Lake of Naivasha. You will arrive in Masai Mara in time for lunch. After lunch, you have time to offload and relax before embarking on your first game drive at the spectacular Masai Mara game reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Camp/Lodge

Day 2

MASAI MARA

Rise early in the morning when the animals are most lively for a morning game drive with your guide. This is yet another bush experience that will surely create lifetime memories. One of the most sought-after safari experiences is coming across the big cats during a game drive. If you are fortunate enough, you will catch lions during one of their rare bouts of daytime activities. It can be fascinating to watch the social interaction between pride members, especially the playful ways of lion cubs under the watchful eye of their mothers which is particularly delightful scene. Listen to the low growls of a lioness and her cubs. Return to camp for a sumptuous breakfast.After Breakfast, your guide will take you to a nearby Maasai village where you will get a chance to see the Maasai way of life. Return to the camp for lunch before setting out for an afternoon game drive where you will drive over the rolling grassland dotted with a mixture of acacia trees and the plain game which includes large herds of elephants, zebras, topis, hartebeests, gazelles, impala’s not forgetting the well-known Wildebeests. Return to the camp/lodge for dinner. Later listen to your Maasai Guide tell stories about their culture as you sit around the campfire.

Day 4

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

On this day, you will have a very early game drive. Enjoy a cup of coffee and light snacks to warm you up for the morning game drive. This is the best time to view the animals as they more active during the cooler mornings and evening. You will later get back to the camp for a proper breakfast after which you will pack your personal belongings and check out to depart by road to Lake Naivasha. On arrival, its time to explore Lake Naivasha wildlife and on a 1-hour boat tour. Spot the hippos that linger just at the surface of the water, and see some of the diverse birdlife; African fish eagles, lesser flamingos, African spoonbill, and little grebe are all common here. You will have lunch in one of the lodges set up,along the shores of the lake before joining you driver guide to continue with your safari to lake Nakuru National park with a game drive around the park. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which turn the lake into a magnificent pink stretch. The park is also home to over 400 bird’s species. From White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets to Marabou Stork are some of the bird species. Lake Nakuru National Park is also a sanctuary for the White Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe. Check in for dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge/Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Day 5

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

We start with an early breakfast before departing for the Samburu game reserve on the most scenic and dramatic road journey of our safari through the Rift Valley, past the highland to the arid areas of Northern Kenya . En-route stop at the beautiful waterfalls Thomson’s fall, where you will enjoy water falls before proceeding to your safari. Arrive Samburu in the late afternoon.The game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx. The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings.Other Kenyan wildlife present in the park includes cheetahs and lions, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos. Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others.If you still have some energy left, you may opt for a game drive or go direct to the lodge/ camp for check in and relaxing.Dinner and overnight at the Camp/ Lodge

Day 6

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Wake up for an early cup of coffee before setting out to thewild and rugged, Samburu. The conservancy is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River.It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator. In the southern part of the park, you are guaranteed to see most of the Kenyan animals found in Samburu, namely: cheetahs, lions, leopards, impalas, buffalo, hippos, and dik-diks, as well as the native gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa Oryx. You are guaranteed to see most animals during the dry season as they converge at the Usaso Nyiro River, their main source of water during the long dry weather. Elephants are also spotted during this time, and you can watch the Nile crocodiles swim in the river.Depending on your choice of adventures, breakfast and lunch can be taken in camp, or enjoyed as a picnic in the wildDinner and overnight at the Camp

Day 7

END OF ITINERARY

Early morning game drive before returning to the camp for breakfast.After breakfast, pack your personal belongings and check out to depart by road through the arid areas, the highlands and on to Mt. Kenya where we stop for lunch at the base. Later we proceed to Nairobi with views of tea, coffee and pineapple plantations to arrive in the afternoon.Driver takes you back to your Hotel or Airport for you flight home marking the end of our Kenyan Safairi with us
  • Transport from Nairobi in a safari minivan
  • Full board accommodation
  • Game drives in a safari minivan with a pop-up roof 
  • Park entry and Conservancy fees
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Government Taxes
  • International flight/visa fees
  • Balloon Safari
  • Maasai village visit
  • Drinks, telephone calls, tips and any other incidental charges

This 7 days Kenya Safari is ideal for nature and wildlife lovers as it takes you to Kenya’s best parks in terms of nature and wildlife. […]

  • Group Size
    No Size Limit
  • Locations
  • Trip Duration
    7 Day(s) 6 Night(s)
  • Trip Includes
    • Transport from Nairobi in a safari minivan
    • Full board accommodation
    • Game drives in a safari minivan with a pop-up roof 
    • Park entry and Conservancy fees
    • Services of an English speaking driver guide
    • Government Taxes
  • Trip Excludes
    • International flight/visa fees
    • Balloon Safari
    • Maasai village visit
    • Drinks, telephone calls, tips and any other incidental charges
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