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8 Days Best of Safari Tour in Kenya

Samburu National Reserve, Samburu District, Kenya

Exquisite Kenya Safari

Experience the most famous and impressive game parks in Kenya with Flight & Safaris International! This safari tour will take you to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, and the great Masai Mara Game Reserve. Be prepared to see an abundance of wildlife, hundreds of bird species, and breathtaking landscapes, and go home with lots of unforgettable memories.

Highlights

  • Daily game drives
  • Explore the world-famous Masai Mara
  • Watch birds and pink flamingos at Lake Nakuru
  • Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Spot the big five at Samburu National Reserve
  • See the scenic Thompson Falls
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Sumptuous meals

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7 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
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Accommodation

During the safari, you will stay in comfortable lodges and camps for seven nights. Wherever possible, Flight & Safaris International books rooms with private baths and showers on the basis of two people sharing a double room. Single rooms are available at a supplementary cost, but they do not guarantee either single rooms or private bath and shower.

Program

Day 1: Nairobi - Samburu

You are met at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), briefed, and thereafter depart for Samburu National Reserve via the scenic pineapple countryside of Thika. There will be a brief stopover at the equator, and you will proceed to arrive in time for a sumptuous lunch at the lodge, followed by leisure time.

Your evening game drive will begin at 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in search of the big five among the unique species in this game reserve, the Beisa Oryx, the Grevy's zebra, the reticulated giraffe, the Somali ostrich, and other small animals. Dinner and overnight will be at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge or a similar lodge.

Day 2: Samburu

You will start your day with an early-morning game drive from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., followed by breakfast and leisure time, with an optional visit to the Samburu community for a cultural update. This will be arranged by your driver and guide. After lunch, you will enjoy another free time, and then proceed to another evening game drive from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Dinner will be at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge or a similar lodge, where you will also stay overnight.

Day 3: Samburu - Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After breakfast, you will drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the host to the chimpanzee sanctuary and a shelter to some rare and endangered species. Then you will arrive in time for lunch, leisure, and your evening game drive at 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. After the game drive, enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night at Sweetwaters Serena Camp or a similar camp.

Day 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Lake Nakuru

Have breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and then depart for the famous ornithological lake of Nakuru. En route, the breathtaking Thompson Falls is worth a stopover. You will proceed to arrive in time for lunch, and you can spend the afternoon at leisure.

Your evening game drive will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in this spectacular park with big cats, black and white rhinos, Rothschild giraffe, and herds of cape buffaloes. Have dinner and stay overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or a similar lodge.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha

After having a hefty breakfast, enjoy a game drive enroute as you exit the park and head to Naivasha. Upon arrival, check in at your lodge which will be followed by lunch. Afternoon leisure time at the lodge or you can as well do other Optional Activities in Naivasha at an extra cost:

 Visit Hells gate National Reserve: (USD 30 Per Person) The only Park in Kenya where you can enjoy game viewing while on a Bicycle

 Boat ride: (USD 30 per person)

 Visit to Crescent Island: (USD 40 Per Person)

Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or a similar lodge

Day 6: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara

After breakfast, depart for the majestic Mara and arrive in time for lunch at the lodge or camp. After lunch, you can spend the time as you wish before your evening game drive at 4:00 in search of black-maned lions, herds of elephants, elusive leopards, and cape buffaloes, among other wildlife. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Mara Sopa Lodge or a similar lodge.

Day 7: Maasai Mara

Start your day with a morning game drive from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., followed by a hearty breakfast, rest, lunch, and more time to relax until your evening game drive at 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. After the game drives, enjoy a filling dinner and spend the night at Mara Sopa Lodge or a similar lodge.

Day 8: Maasai Mara - Nairobi

After breakfast, depart for Nairobi to arrive at about 1:30 p.m. You will be dropped at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in time for your outbound flight.

Location

This safari holiday will take place in various destinations in Kenya, including Samburu National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, and the renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Samburu National Park

Samburu National Reserve is a rugged and semi-desert park located in Samburu District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The park neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture and pastoral and nomadic way of life.

Due to its remote distance and the fact that it was inaccessible for many years, the park has retained a naturally serene and quiet feeling. Besides the numerous wildlife found in this game reserve, the park is also a bird haven.

Lake Nakuru National Park

On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for birdwatching, hiking, picnic, and game drives.

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a “must see” for any visitor traveling on safari in Kenya. It is on the to do list of most Kenyan visitors because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wild life and birds. Masai Mara is the best place to see all of the big five animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) together. The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara.

Masai Mara National Reserve (also known as Masai Mara or The Mara) is situated within the Great Rift Valley in the southern part of Kenya. Measuring approximately 1,510 square kilometers (approximately 938 square miles) in size, this unfenced savanna grassland is roughly 150 miles southeast of Nairobi.

Maasai Mara derives its name from the indigenous people of Kenya, the Maasai tribe, and the Mara River that cuts through the park.The Masai Mara provides the best view of the famous wildebeest migration as the animals cross the Mara River between July and August.

The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the big five (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles, and others. The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion.

Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at the Masai Mara, which boasts over 400 different birds species. The park experiences a hot and dry climate with a regular rainfall season twice a year. The reserve’s topography is mainly open savanna (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees along the southeastern area of the park.

The Mara and Talek rivers grace the rolling plains of the reserve. Myriad seasonal rivers appear during the rainy season but dry out once the rains are gone. Maasai Mara National Reserve does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Instead, it is managed by the local county council of Narok District.

Food

The price includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the 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)

You can enjoy optional activities on the second day of your safari, such as visiting and interacting with the Samburu community.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation on full board basis
  • 8 days ground transportation in a safari van with open roof hutch
  • Extensive daily game drives
  • Exemplary services of our English speaking driver/guide
  • Transfer to and from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Driver/ vehicle park fees

What's not included

  • Pre or post safari accommodation in Nairobi
  • Park Entrance Fees for clients ( Total Park Fees per person for all the parks in the itinerary= $450)
  • Drinks and laundry
  • Guide’s tip
  • Personal expenses
  • All optional activities mentioned above
  • All other expenses not mentioned above

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Flight & Safaris International will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Pricing information

Published prices are based on costs at the time of publication. Flight & Safaris International reserves the right to change published prices at any time before your booking is made. Prices are subject to availability and exchange rate fluctuations.

Seasonality

Low season – 1 / 4 / 2020 – 30 / 6 / 2020

High season – 1 / 1 / 2020 – 31 / 3 / 2020, 1 / 9 / 2020 – 15 / 12 / 2020

Peak season – 1 / 7 / 2020 – 31 / 8 / 2020

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