Seven day comprehensive wildlife trail Kenya safari to Samburu, Lake Nakuru lodge safari, Masai Mara wildebeest migration, a lodge wildlife safari to the scenic scrub land of Samburu (gives a great insight into Kenya’s diverse landscape), then to the world famous Bird Sanctuary of Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game park, with the possibility of seeing all the big five and many other species of game. This is where the great wildebeest migration is a spectacle to behold for any would be visitor to Kenya (mainly in July to October of each year).
Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve
Pick up from your hotel at 7:30 a.m and depart for the dramatic semi-arid scrub land of the Northern Frontier. Arrival in Samburu will be by lunch time. After lunch embark on a game drive to sight resident wildlife species like the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue-necked Somali Ostrich that are rare elsewhere in the country. Dinner and overnight will be at the spectacular Samburu sopa Lodge.
Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve
Full day spent exploring the park. Dinner and overnight stay at Samburu sopa Lodge. The highlight of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries.
Day 3: Samburu – Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru. Arrival will be in time for lunch at your lodge, located inside the Lake Nakuru National Park. In the afternoon you will embark on a game drive where you will have the opportunity to spot leopards, rhino and the famous pink flamingos as well as a variety of other wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Flamingo hill Tented lodge.
Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru- Maasai Mara
After breakfast depart for Maasai Mara – the land of vast migrating animals. Arrival will be in time for lunch. After lunch embark on a game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Tented camp or Elangata olerai Tented lodge
Day 5 /6: Maasai Mara
Full day in Masai Mara with early morning and evening game drive. You will explore one of the most famous and beautiful National Parks in the world. You will have the opportunity to spot the Big Five with their associated predators, including the Buffalo, Rhino, Hippopotamus, Oribi, Warthogs, Thompson’s Gazelles, Zebra, Hartebeest among many others. All meals and overnight at Mara Leisure Tented camp or Elangata olerai Tented lodge.
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.
Day 7: Maasai Mara – Nairobi
After a leisurely breakfast, return to Nairobi where the safari ends.