Samburu - Lake Baringo - Maasai Mara (8 Days)

DAY 01: NAIROBI - SAMBURU GAME RESERVE

08:30 am: Depart Nairobi in the morning passing through the rich agricultural farmland on the slopes of Mt. Kenya to the mainly dry scrubland and open Savannah plains of Samburu Game Reserve. Here the Ewaso Nyiro River supports a wide variety of game among them elephants, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, lion, grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, long necked gerenuk and the Oryx. Set up tents with dinner and overnight at the campsite. [Picnic lunch en route].

DAY 02: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE 

Morning and afternoon game drives with all meals at the campsite.

DAY 03: SAMBURU - LAKE BARINGO

Depart Samburu after an early breakfast and drive through the scenic areas to the west across the Lerochi Plateau, picnic lunch en route later descend to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, arriving Lk. Baringo in the afternoon. This is a fresh water lake, which supports a great variety of birds as well as hippos and crocodiles. Indeed the lake is reputed to be the bird-watching center of Kenya.

DAY 04: LAKE BARINGO - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Early morning we head south via Lake Bogoria, which is a shallow soda Lake with a beautiful scenery and also home to a sizable number of flamingos and other species of birds. The highlight however is the boiling hot springs and geyser, which also contributes to the beauty of the lake. After lunch we proceed to Lake Nakuru in the South – another shallow soda lake that is described as an ornithologist paradise and one of the world’s most magnificent sights. Here one has an opportunity to see up to millions for flamingos besides tens of thousands of others birds.   Lake Nakuru is a rhino sanctuary and also harbors lions, warthog, waterbuck, buffalo, hippo and many other animals. Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse or hostel located inside the park.

DAY 05: LAKE NAKURU - MARA 

We head further south to Narok arriving at a basic campsite located near Sekenani gate, which is at the edge of the park. Here we have walk-in tents with beds & mattresses. Showers are available at the camp and meals are served in the dinning mess.

 DAY 6 & 7: MASAI MARA 

From the base camp we explore the Mara region which is packed with the elephants, zebras, rhinos and all kinds of game throughout the year with the spectacular wildebeest migration from Serengeti occurring mainly in July and August. All meals at the campsite.

DAY 08: MASAI MARA - NAIROBI 

Early morning game drive, return for breakfast and there after proceed to Nairobi via Narok where Masai souvenirs can be bought, picnic lunch en route.

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