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Give your honeymoon new vibes with a safari experience. From the magnificent lions to the elusive leopards and fleet-footed cheetahs will make your honeymoon far from ordinary. This safari will take you to the Kenyan wilderness and the wildlife haven in Samburu National Reserve, Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Maasai Mara. Bond with your loved ones and feel the thrill rushing inside your body.
Samburu Sopa Lodge consists of 15 cottages, each with two bedrooms are built in an arch formation on either side of the public around the watering hole. The cottages, to a degree, mimic traditional Samburu style architecture.
Sweetwaters Serena Camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole.
Flamingo Hill Camp comprises of 25 tents furnished with the understated luxury required by the modern traveler. The camps are decorated in calming safari tones, natural woods, wrought iron, and crisp cotton.
Maasai Mara Sopa Lodge is built as an interpretation of a traditional Masai Manyatta village with domed huts, set on a saddle of a hill with spectacular view of the Mara Triangle, one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries, where the annual migration of the wildebeest takes place.
You will leave Nairobi after breakfast at 07:00, driving through the central highlands and into the northern plains with stunning views across the slopes of the Mt. Kenya arriving in Samburu National Reserve on time for lunch. Then, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive at the park which is home to the famous Samburu Special Five. It includes very rare species which is baisy oryx, Grevy's zebra, gerenuk, blue-necked Somali ostrich, and reticulated giraffe. The herds of elephants in this reserve will stun you. The Ewaso Ngiro River will provide an excellent spot for game viewing.
You will start your day in the bush by scanning the surroundings from the lodge's veranda with a cup of steaming coffee in hand. You will off in pursuit of the elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve's grasslands and acacia woodlands. The day will be spent in alternating pursuits of exploration in the bush and relaxation in the lodge.
You will depart from Samburu National Reserve after breakfast and travel to the exotic Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp in the secluded heart of Ol Pejeta Ranch and Rhino Reserve. Here, these magnificent beasts are given sanctuary from those who would take their lives to sell their horns. The Jane Goodall Institute operates a remarkable Chimpanzee Sanctuary where you will meet the primates face to- face and the camp also overlooks one of the busiest waterholes in the area and offers elephant, giraffe, and myriad plains game.
You will rise up early for your last game drive and return to the camp for breakfast. You will then leave Ol Pajeta Conservancy after breakfast and head to Lake Nakuru National Park with stopovers at the stunning Thompson Falls (Nyahururu) at 11:00 and Great Rift Valley View Point (Subukia) at 12:00, arriving on time for lunch. You will proceed for an afternoon game to view the millions of pink flamingos. Lake Nakuru is one of the Rhino sanctuaries in Kenya and therefore viewing rhinos in the wild is possible.
You will enjoy an early morning game drive at dawn, returning to your lodge for breakfast at 07:30. After your breakfast, you will depart Lake Nakuru National Park and drive south to reach the game abundant Masaai Mara in time for lunch. An afternoon game drive in this magical environment reveals the giant herds of plains game and the numerous predators that have made the reserve so famous.
You will visit Maasai Mara National Reserve to see a variety of wildlife. The wildlife in this reserve is abundant and the gentle rolling grassland ensures that animals are never out of sight. Birds too are prolific, including migrant birds and 53 bird of prey species. The first sight of this park is breathtaking. Here the great herds of shuffling elephants browse among the rich tree-studded grasslands with an occasional sighting of a solitary and ill-tempered rhino; thousands of plains herbivores such as Thompson's and Grant's gazelle, Topi, and eland offer a rich choice of food for the dominant predators: lion, leopard, and cheetah all hunt in this pristine wilderness.
You will wake up early and proceed for your last game drive at 06:30 in the reserve followed by a late breakfast at the lodge at 09:30. Alternatively, depending on your flight time, you may have breakfast, check out and enjoy a game drive en route departing for Nairobi with lunch en route arriving in Nairobi in the late afternoon. You will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) to catch your home flight.
This safari will take place in Samburu National Reserve, Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Samburu National Reserve is situated in the northern wilderness of Kenya. The Uaso Nyiro River cuts through this reserve, drawing a big population of wildlife in the reserve. The reserve's topography is mainly open savannah with clusters of acacia trees, forest, thorn trees, and grassland vegetation. 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 oryx.
The elusive Kenya leopard is a resident here. Other Kenyan wildlife presents in the park including 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.
The park lies in Central Kenya, 140 kilometers northwest of Nairobi. The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with the flamingos and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is regarded as the jewel of wildlife viewing in Kenya. Situated in the Great Rift Valley, the reserve is primarily open grassland. The annual wildebeest migration involving over 1.5 million animals arriving from Serengeti can be seen here. The migrating animals are tracked by predators: lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena, and circled by vultures as their journey unfolds. There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds’ species recorded on the reserve.