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Experience this popular safari combining extraordinary scenery with spectacular game viewing, travelling from Samburu, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara.
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seven nights accommodation, meals as indicated, scheduled game activities as specified, transport in a 4WD safari vehicle with pop-up roof, English speaking guide and park fees.
This journey takes you to some of Kenya’s most prolific wildlife reserves, Samburu, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara, each having its own unique features and varying flora and fauna. From gerenuk browsing vertically in the Samburu, to the resident hippos of the Mara River, this is an exhilarating safari taking in the best of Kenya.
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Enjoy a sundowner while watching a sunset on your stay at Samburu Lodge. Top it off by watching traditional dances of the Samburu warriors.
Marvel at the spectacular wildlife of Kenya on your morning and afternoon game drives.
Experience comfortable nights at the stylish and unique lodges featured in this itinerary to highlight the amazing array of accommodation in Kenya.
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Upon arrival into Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to the Intercontinental hotel. Afternoon at leisure. The popular Inter-continental overlooks the city, the Nairobi Uhuru Gardens and the Kenyan Parliament and is only 10 minutes’ walk from the city center and 20 minutes’ drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Leave Nairobi after an early breakfast for Samburu, heading north, you'll pass near Thika and continue north through some breathtaking scenery dotted with rushing mountain streams and fields of tea and coffee. After Nanyuki town, you'll continue north, eventually reaching a dusty outpost known as Isiolo, the last major stop on the journey into the remote northern frontier district. From here it's a fairly short hop to Samburu. Arrival at the lodge in time for lunch and then depart for an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. Overnight at Samburu Lodge. (B)(L)(D)
Early morning game drive is followed by breakfast, and time to relax by the lodge pool or the terrace overlooking the river. After lunch there will be another game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. Overnight at Samburu Lodge. (B)(L)(D)
Leaving Samburu behind after breakfast,clients will travel South through Isiolo, crossing the foothills of Mount Kenya. On the other side of the mountain is Nanyuki, where you turn south, passing though Naro Moru, where you'll reach Nyeri, one of Kenya's major towns and provincial headquarters and then on to the Aberdare Country Club. Here you’ll enjoy a bounteous buffet lunch amidst the beautiful gardens before you are transferred (around ½ an hour) to your night's destination at the Ark, a uniquely shaped lodge tucked away in the Aberdares National Park. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the Ark. (B)(L)(D)
An early morning start takes you north west as you head for Nyahururu, still known to many as Thomson's Falls for its 237 foot cascade. Now travel in a southerly direction to your next destination, the spectacular Lake Nakuru. This is often coloured a shimmering flamingo pink, from the beautiful birds lining its shores. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Following lunch there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge. (B)(L)(D)
After an early morning breakfast, drive to Narok town via Mai-Mahiu with a brief a rest stop and proceed on to Mara arriving in time for lunch at the Lodge. After lunch, depart for an afternoon game drive returning back to the lodge as the sun sets. Overnight at Keekorok Lodge. (B)(L)(D)
Early morning and afternoon game drives. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari) Overnight at Keekorok Lodge. (B)(L)(D)
After breakfast you’ll depart the Masai Mara and head across acres of rolling wheat and barley farms to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. From here cross the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley whilst keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle before heading up the rift escarpment. You’ll arrive into Kenya’s bustling capital in the early afternoon where your safari ends. (B)
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