9 Days Samburu – North Laikipia

9 Days /8 Nights: Samburu – North Laikipia – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara

This exciting 9 Days / 8 Night Safari is a delightful journey for travelers with limited time away from home yet who desire an in-depth safari experience. Devoted exclusively to Kenya, in less than two weeks we touch upon nearly all of the region’s highlights :- Samburu National Reserve, North Laikipia, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara Game Reserve while enjoying exceptional wildlife throughout.

Day 1 Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve

This morning we travel by road to Kenya’s northern frontier. Wild and rugged, Samburu 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, from the reticulated giraffe to Grevy’s zebras and Beisa oryxes. We also enjoy Larsens Tented Camp or Samburu Intrepids, our luxurious hostelry set beneath a canopy of acacia trees along the banks of the river.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

Day 2 Samburu Game Reserve

Dawn breaks in golden bands as we start our day in the bush by scanning the river from our tent’s veranda with a cup of steaming coffee in hand. Before the dew is off the grass, we’re off in pursuit of the elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands. And so the day is spent in alternating pursuits of exploration in the bush and relaxation in our cozy camp or Lodge.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3 Samburu – North Laikipia, Northern Frontier District

Overland drives are a pleasure in themselves and we drive to another legendary safari setting where the vast ecosystem plays host to the planet’s most awesome wildlife spectacle. Arrive in time for lunch at Sabuk. Unpack, relax, maybe swim in the river or just enjoy the uninterrupted view across the Laikipia plains towards the distant mountains. Enjoy an early evening bush sundowner a short walk from camp, high on rocky crags watching the sun set behind the hills. Sabuk is an alluring haven on the edge of the Northern Frontier District offering stunning views of the Laikipia plains. This intimate lodge is a unique community experience offering a wealth of safari activities.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4 North Laikipia, Northern Frontier District

Set off in the cool early morning for a morning’s walk with camels. Or you can ride a camel if you feel tired or want an even better view! Led by a professional safari guide and his team of trained Laikipia Masai warriors, the walk takes you across the hills with glimpses of the Ewaso River as it twists and tumbles its way across the highland plains. A picnic brunch under the thorn trees is a treat or picnic lunch on the river banks and a swim as the waters tumble into a natural rock pool. Laze by the river or in the airy mess or your own cottage for the afternoon before campfire sundowners.

Overnight at Sabuk Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5 North Laikipia – Lake Naivasha

Depart after breakfast, descending from the Laikipia Plateau onto the Rift Valley floor, heading for Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch. After lunch enjoy a guided walk or drive across this beautiful private ranch with views across to Lake Naivasha and Longonot, an extinct volcano on the ranch border. Horse riding is available at the ranch – a great way to get up close to the Zebra, Giraffe and other plentiful plains game here.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6 Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve

Depart Lake Naivasha for Masai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park. This enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for it’s spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo. Upon arrival, lunch will follow. After lunch, explore the reserve on a late evening ‘Spice’ game drive. In the evening, we relax around the camp/Lodge fire before an excellent dinner.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 7 & Day 8 Explore Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. We spend the next two days on morning and afternoon ‘Spice’ game drives. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see. Residents among the Parks mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles. The best *Hot Air Balloon rides are available on this day at an additional cost.

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 9 Masai Mara – Nairobi

Begin today with a complete English breakfast at your lodge, followed by ‘Spice’ game drive en_route to Nairobi. The balance of the day is at leisure for last minute assisted shopping and sightseeing.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

Overnights at Lodges or Camps

Included Safari Features

  • Round trip transport from Nairobi, through the sites mentioned in the above itinerary and back to Nairobi.
  • Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
  • Recommended accommodation.
  • Guaranteed departures for at least two (2) guests for Private trips, at least four (4) guests on Luxury trips and at least six (6) or more guests for budget booking.
  • Complimentary Mineral Water in the Safari Minibus whilst on Safari.
  • Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue.
  • Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water.
  • Guaranteed window seating with open top/ roof.
  • All meals included while on safari.
  • Pre–tour itinerary document.
  • Extensive Game drives.
  • 100% of the total sum of the trip to be paid before the day of the Safari.
  • Government Levy, VAT and Service charges are included.
  • Guaranteed clean, well serviced & well conditions cars.

Excluded Safari Features

  • Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that includes, emails, faxes, cell phones, airtime and phone calls, beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • All applicable Game Park entrance fees.
  • Optional Night Game drives, Bird watching, Nature walks, evening outings etc.
  • Gratuity for Porte rage, waiters at hotels, camps and airports.
  • Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplements.
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide.
  • Sundowner bush cock tails, balloon Safaris, Horse Rides, Chopper trips, Yatch trips, Drown recorded trips and bush dinner. Although they can be provided on request.
  • Cost of obtaining passport and visas while crossing borders.
  • International/ Local / Flying Doctors Airfares.

Kindly note: We considerately advocate for M-Pesa payment for your safari using our TILL NUMBER.

 

 

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