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6 Days Samburu and L.Nakuru Masai Mara Big 5 Safari in Kenya

Samburu Larsens Camp, Uaso Nyiro River, Samburu National Reserve, Samburu County, Kenya

Exciting Safari Kenya

Be ready for a thrilling and exciting lifetime safari in Kenya! This is an adventure safari visiting Samburu National Reserve and the Samburu community, Lake Nakuru National Park, and summarizing the safari with a visit to the most famous game reserve which is Maasai Mara and the Maasai people. Get to know the culture and see the animals in their wildlife habitat. There will be no regrets once you come here and see them with your own eyes.

Overview

  • Starting point and ending point: Nairobi
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: birds, white and black rhinos, elephants, hippo
  • Children policy: children under 12 years old need to be supervised

Highlights

  • 2 game drives and 2 game viewings
  • Opportunity to encounter with hippos and rhinos
  • Full day exploring Samburu National Reserve and Maasai Mara Game Reserve
  • A huge concentration of bird life
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • 5 nights' lodging
  • Tasty meals

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6 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
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Accommodation

During this safari, you will be staying at Samburu Larsens camp for two nights, Eagle Palace Resort for one night, and AA Lodges for two nights, provided by African Breeze Tours.

Program

Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu

Pick up at 08:00 from your hotel in the morning and drive north of Nairobi passing through the Equator and the majestic Mount Kenya en route to the open savannah of Samburu Game Reserve. Lunch is taken en route and arrive in the afternoon whereby you check in to your camp and proceed for a late afternoon game drive.

  • Dinner and overnight: Samburu Larserns Camp or similar

Day 2: Samburu

Full day spent exploring the park. The highlights 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. Therefore a visit to the village of the Samburu community in the late afternoon is optional.

  • Dinner and overnight: Samburu Larserns camp or similar

Day 3: Samburu - Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, depart Samburu Game Reserve, game viewing en route via Thompson Falls, where, you will take lunch and drive to the Great Rift Valley. Arriving in the late afternoon for a restful evening or choose to have an evening walk in town.

  • Dinner and overnight: Eagle Palace Hotel or similar

Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara

After breakfast, proceed for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru National Park is known for its huge concentration of bird life, the white and black, rhinos and a number of wild animals. After lunch, depart Nakuru for Masaai Mara arriving late in the evening. The evening is spent at your leisure.

  • Dinner and overnight: AA Lodges or similar

Day 5: Mara River

After breakfast with picnic lunch which is taken at the hippo's pool by the Mara River, spend a full day exploring this unique park which really forms the northern part of the famous Serengeti National Park in such of plains game animals. It is here that the seventh wonder of the world (wildebeest migration) takes place every year. Later in the late afternoon, visit to Maasai Village to learn about their culture and enjoy their dances. The visit is optional.

  • Meals and overnight: AA Lodges Mara or similar

Day 6: Maasai Mara - Nairobi

A wake-up call for early morning game drive, After breakfast depart Maasai Mara with lunch taken at Narok Town. Arrive in Nairobi late afternoon. Approximately at 16:00, you will be dropped off at the airport to catch your flight or at your city hotel where the safari ends.

Included excursions

  • Visit Samburu village
  • Visit Maasai village

Location

This safari will take place in Kenya, including Samburu Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Maasai Mara.

Animals and wildlife

It's only in this region that you find over 5000 species of mammals and over 10,000 of birds. One experiences the thrill of sighting the Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo, vast herds of wildebeest, and zebra migrating across the Maasai Mara. Crocodiles, long-necked gerenuk, Gravy's zebra and reticulated giraffe, the elusive bongo, giant forest hog, black leopard and Columbus monkey the dik-diks, reedbucks, duikers, grantee and Thompson gazelles, Maasai giraffe, hippos, warthogs bat-eared foxes. There are also millions of strong flocks of flamingos, Cranes and other multitudes of bird life which keep on migrating from Europe to the region in March to May flooding national parks and reserves with beauty that can't be ignored.

Cultural attractions

You will be able to appreciate the un-interfered with culture especially of the Maasai, the Swahili at the coast, the Rendille, Borana, Pokot, Samburu and their ways of dressing, building of houses called 'Manyattas', various festivals like food festivals, Christmas, Idd-ul-fitr and Ramathan, the drummers (traditional) and traditional songs, way of dressing, eating and dancing. All these cultural attractions are combined in Bomas of Kenya where you can see Kenya's diversified culture that makes it fascinating. Here, various aspects of Kenya culture are displayed including their crafts.

Tourist attractions

East Africa has a lot of attractions to offer and your better option for this. Due to its diversified topography, this is a land of contrast ranging from the snow-capped Mount Kenya in Kenya and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. There is an opportunity for you to conquer these highest mountains in Africa with a height of 19,340 feet with various extinct volcanoes, trek through rainforests, meadow, moorlands, and high altitude alpine deserts.

Food

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during this safari.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

African Breeze Tours has a variety of car-hire services to offer depending on your needs i.e. where you are and where you would like to use the car; be it within the city center or outside. The offer of these cars ranges from Toyota Rav4, Nissan nine-seater, Toyota nine-seat 4x4, 25 seater coach, Pajero intercooler to four-wheel drive in case of rainy seasons.

Various forms of sporting activities are organized which includes; balloon safaris which can be organized on request and can be arranged on safari in the Maasai Mara as side-excursion or prior to the main tour, mountain climbing on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mount Kenya in Kenya - Africa's highest and second highest mountains respectively. Water sports like; rafting, goggling, swimming, fishing, cruise expeditions. There are also safari rallies being special sports in East Africa.

What's included

  • 2 game drives and 2 game viewings
  • Full day exploring Samburu Game Reserve and Maasai Mara Game Reserve
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Visit to the village of the Samburu community
  • Visit to Maasai Village
  • A professional driver / guide
  • All taxes / VAT
  • Transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Roundtrip Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) transfer

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Tips (tipping guideline 5 USD per person and per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and / or park fees
  • Drinks

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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