12 Days Samburu, Olpejeta, Aberdares, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli & Tsavo West Safari
This tour takes you to Amboseli, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara on a 12 days , 11 night safari. Its a mix of wildlife game viewing, bird watching and guided walking safari.
Amboseli is known as a major host of african Elephants and other wildlife sightings backed with the peak view of Mount Kilimajaro which borders the park to the south.
Lake Naivasha is known for the guided walking safari, boat ride and bird watching. We shall spend the first day here enjoying a boat ride while watching birds.
Masai Mara Game Reserve is Kenya’s popular tourist attraction because of its highest wildlife concentration per kilometer, Big Five and yearly wildebeest migration. Abundant Bird life over 450 species recorded.
Lake Nakuru is a birdlife life hub with a host of varieties of different birdlife and therefore provides for great picturesque experience and nice picnic environs.
Ol Pejeta wildlife conservancy has a great history of acting as an asylum for different endangered wildlife species, preserving the african wildlife culture and experience.
Tsavo West is a host to the famous big five which approves for a great game drive experience where they can be sighted at their water drinking points, even hunting preys or even grazing.
Nairobi – Samburu Game reserve
Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner
0730hrs: Pick up from your Nairobi hotel or Nairobi airport. Depart Nairobi and proceed to the Samburu game reserve. The scenic drive is via the Kenya highlands with views of tea, coffee and subsistence farmlands. You shall experience different climatic and vegetation zones on today’s drive including the highlands and semi arid desert conditions of northern Kenya. Afternoon game viewing drive at Samburu.
Overnight at your Samburu safari lodge or tented camp
Samburu Game Reserve
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Day shall be spent at the Samburu game reserve with game viewing drives. Options of combining the Samburu, Buffalo springs and Shaba reserves on game viewing drives. Game viewing concentrates along the Ewaso Nyiro River which is the lifeline of this semi desert environment.
Overnight at your Samburu lodge or tented camp.
Samburu Game Reserve – Ol Pejeta (180 km – Approx. 3 Hrs)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Early game viewing drive at the Samburu game reserve. Later depart for the cooler Mount Kenya and Laikipia region at the shadows of Olpejeta game sanctuary. Afternoon game viewing drives including opportunities to see Rhino and Chimpanzee. Overnight at your Olpejeta tented camp / lodge. What you may see / do around Ol Pejeta…..
Elephants, Tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, black fronted dicker, mole rat, bushbuck, water buck, Elands, rhino, chimpanzee.
Mount Kenya –Aberdare National park (80 km – Approx. 1 Hr)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Morning shall be spent with game viewing drives around the game sanctuary.
Later proceed to the Aberdares National park. Afternoon transfer to a tree hotel. Overnight at your tree lodge with game viewing from the balconies of your cabin.
What may see/do at Aberdare National park …………
..bird watching, game viewing and photography.
NB: Only small overnight bags are allowed at the tree hotels.
Aberdare – Lake Nakuru National Park (180 km – Approx. 4 Hrs)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Later proceed to the lake Nakuru national park. There shall be a stop to view the scenic Thompson falls at Nyahururu. The drive via farming country and homesteads via the Great Rift Valley escarpment edge is scenic. Afternoon bird watching and game viewing drive. Overnight at your lake Nakuru lodge or tented camp. What you may see at Lake Nakuru national park …….
Few Flamingoes, Zebra, Black Rhino, White Rhino, Waterbuck, Makalia waterfalls. The lake Nakuru national park is home to hundreds of bird species including a few flamingoes and other bird species.
The lake also hosts the black and white rhino population in its sanctuary
Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve (290 km – Approx. 6 Hrs)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Morning bird and game viewing drives
Proceed to the Masai Mara game reserves with stops at scenic points.
Afternoon game viewing drives.
Overnight at your Masai Mara safari lodge or tented camp.
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Today shall be a game viewing extravaganza! Masai Mara Game reserve remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the Natural world. It is host to the highest and most varied concentration of wild animals than any other wildlife park in the region. The scenic appeal of the tree studded savannah plains, the moderate climate and diversity of wild game species makes it a one stop shop for game viewing activities. We shall traverse the Masai Mara reserve on a full day of unlimited game viewing encountering the big five and more of the lesser game. We shall visit the Mara river as we watch hippos & crocodiles or maybe the great migration (July – October). Overnight shall be at our Masai Mara safari lodge/ Tented camp
Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha (240 km – Approx. 5 Hrs)
Meal plan: breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Game viewing drives at the Masai Mara. Later depart Masai Mara for lake Naivasha. Afternoon visit the Hell’s gate national park (Bicycle ride and hike). Overnight at your Lake Naivasha lodge / tented camp. What you may do at the Lake Naivasha….
Boat ride, bicyle riding, Hells gate tour.
Lake Naivasha – Amboseli National Park (340 km – Approx. 6 hrs)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Morning boat safari to explore Lake Naivasha while you view hippos,exotic birds and small game.
We shall also enjoy a guided walking safari at the Crescent Island. Later proceed to the Amboseli national park. Afternoon game viewing drive at the Amboseli.
Overnight at your Amboseli lodge or tented camp.
Amboseli National park
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This will be a full day of game viewing drives. Plenty of time to soak up the wildlife and the magnificent scenery. And we’ve allowed time for relaxation as well. There will be an early morning game drive. Then breakfast will be followed by a mid-morning drive. After a comfortable lunch we’ll set out on a later afternoon game drive.
Between the wildlife viewing sessions, relax at your Amboseli lodge or camp. They will provide meals and other activities.
As always, your safari vehicle and driver/ guide are at your disposal for even more game viewing drives. Overnight at your Amboseli safari lodge or tented camp.
Amboseli – Tsavo West National Park (100 km – Approx. 2 hrs)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Morning game viewing drive at the Amboseli-weather permitting there shall be awesome views of the mountain peaks
Later proceed to the Tsavo West National Park. Scenery and game viewing drives at the Tsavo west.
Overnight at your Tsavo west safari lodge or tented camp.
Tsavo West – Nairobi 250kms approx 4hrs
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch. Game viewing drives at the Tsavo west. Visit the Mzima springs to view hippos, crocodiles and exotic fish. Later depart for Nairobi.