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12-Day Kenya Safari Adventure | Samburu, Masai Mara & More - Pita Safaris


Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli
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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi - "Welcome to Nairobi - Gateway to the Safari Experience"

Upon touching down in Nairobi, Kenya's vibrant capital, you'll be whisked away to your hotel where a restful night awaits. As you acclimate to the rhythm of this lively city, anticipation builds for the adventure that lies ahead.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Ibis Styles Westlands, Lower Mid-Range: Muthu Silver Springs Hotel, Mid-Range: Prideinn Azure Hotel Nairobi, Semi-Luxury: Panafric Hotel, Luxury: Hamingways Nairobi

Day 2: Samburu National Reserve - "Discovering Samburu's Arid Beauty"

Your journey into the wild commences with a scenic drive north to the rugged terrains of Samburu National Reserve. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by the reserve's distinctive landscape, characterized by arid grasslands and acacia-dotted plains. A thrilling afternoon game drive offers the first opportunity to spot the unique species that call Samburu home, including the rare Grevy's zebra and the long-necked gerenuk.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Samburu Simba Lodge, Lower Mid-Range:  Samburu Sopa Lodge, Mid-Range:  Ashnil Samburu Camp, Semi-Luxury: Sarova Shaba Game Camp, Luxury: Elephant Bedroom Camp

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve - "Unveiling the Secrets of Samburu"

Awaken to the sounds of the wilderness as you set out at dawn for a game drive bathed in the soft morning light. Samburu's riverine forests, thorny scrub, and the Ewaso Ng'iro river provide a lifeline for its diverse wildlife. Spend the day exploring further, as each turn brings the potential for new encounters—from lion prides lazing in the shade to herds of elephants bathing in the river.

Following an exciting day of game drives, your driver will drop you off safely to your Samburu accommodation for another restful night (see above). Enjoy a drink, unwind, eat, and sleep while in the Samburu wildness. How could it get any better?

Day 4: Ol Pejeta Conservancy - "Conservation and Wildlife at Ol Pejeta"

Bid farewell to Samburu as you journey to the renowned Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This gem of conservation offers an unrivaled sanctuary for rhinos, among other wildlife. Your afternoon arrival is marked by an insightful game drive that showcases the conservancy's successful efforts in protecting and sustaining populations of both black and white rhinos.

Accommodation Options:

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Day 5: Ol Pejeta Conservancy - "Encounters with Endangered Species"

Dedicate another day to the wonders of Ol Pejeta, where the conservation of endangered species is palpable. Visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, engage with the keepers, and learn about the vital work being done here. The conservancy's holistic approach to conservation includes integrating community development and wildlife protection, a philosophy you'll come to appreciate deeply.

Following an exciting day of game drives, your driver will drop you off safely at your Ol Pejeta accommodation for another restful night (see above). Enjoy a drink, unwind, eat, and sleep while in the Ol Pejeta wildness. How could it get any better?

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park - "Lake Nakuru's Flamingo Spectacle"

The journey continues as you descend into the Great Rift Valley towards Lake Nakuru National Park. Celebrated for its flamingo-lined shores, the park's alkaline lake is a magnet for these vibrant birds. An afternoon game drive offers panoramic views and the chance to spot the park's diverse array of wildlife, including the endangered Rothschild's giraffe and tree-climbing lions.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lower Mid-Range: Flamingo Hill Camp, Mid-Range: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Semi-Luxury: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Luxury: The Cliff

Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve - "Entering the Iconic Masai Mara"

Travel to the fabled Masai Mara, Kenya's most renowned game reserve. An afternoon game drive along the Mara's seemingly endless plains presents the iconic African safari scene. Here, the quest to spot the Big Five—lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino—becomes reality against a backdrop of sweeping grasslands and acacia woodlands.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Sentrim Mara Camp, Lower Mid-Range: Zebra Plains Camp, Mid-Range:  Mara Maisha Camp, Semi-Luxury: Sarova Mara Camp, Luxury: Elewana Sand River Camp

Day 8: Masai Mara National Reserve - "A Full Day in the Majestic Masai Mara"

Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the Mara with a day filled with game viewing. Your guide expertly navigates the reserve, bringing you to the heart of the action—whether it's a pride of lions on the hunt or a solitary leopard resting in the boughs of a fig tree. The Mara's rich tapestry of fauna, from the thundering herds of wildebeests to the stealthy cheetah, ensures an unforgettable experience.

Following an exciting day of game drives, your driver will drop you off safely to your Masai Mara accommodation for another restful night (see above). Enjoy a drink, unwind, eat, and sleep while in the Masai Mara wildness. How could it get any better?

Day 9: Lake Naivasha - "Tranquil Retreat at Lake Naivasha"

Depart the untamed beauty of the Masai Mara for the peaceful shores of Lake Naivasha. Renowned for its birdlife and leisurely boat rides, Naivasha offers a serene haven for relaxation. Spend the day at leisure, perhaps opting for a boat tour to witness hippos lounging in the water or exploring the lush surrounds on a guided nature walk.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp, Lower Mid-Range:  Muthu Naivasha Country Club, Mid-Range:  Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort & Spa, Semi-Luxury: Enashipai Resort & Spa, Luxury: Chui Lodge

Day 10: Amboseli National Park - "Amboseli's Elephants and Kilimanjaro Views"

The adventure continues as you set off for Amboseli National Park, renowned for its thriving elephant population and stunning vistas of Mount Kilimanjaro. Arrive in time for an afternoon game drive where the majestic backdrop of Africa's highest peak will leave you breathless. The park's flat plains make it an ideal spot for game viewing, and you'll have ample opportunities to photograph the herds of elephants as they roam freely against this iconic landscape.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Amboseli Sentrim Camp, Lower Mid-Range:  Sopa Amboseli Lodge, Mid-Range:  Kibo Safari Camp, Semi-Luxury: Serena Amboseli Safari Lodge, Luxury: Elewana Tortilis Camp

Day 11: Amboseli National Park - "Exploring the Wilds of Amboseli"

With a full day in Amboseli, you're poised for an immersive experience in this wildlife-rich reserve. Your morning starts with an early game drive, catching the animals in their most active period. As the day progresses, you'll encounter various habitats within the park, from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli to the wetlands that attract a plethora of bird species. An additional afternoon game drive ensures that your camera and memory are both full of the sights and sounds of this unique ecosystem.

Following an exciting day of game drives, your driver will drop you off safely at your Amboseli accommodation for another restful night (see above). Enjoy a drink, unwind, eat, and sleep while in the Amboseli wildness. How could it get any better?

Day 12: Return to Nairobi - "Farewell to Kenya"

On your final morning, venture out for one last game drive in Amboseli, savoring the cool air and the stirring sight of wildlife against the dawn light. This is your chance for final glimpses of the park's inhabitants, completing your portfolio of safari experiences. As you journey back to Nairobi, you'll carry with you the memories of the land, the wildlife, and the people who have made your Kenyan safari not just a trip, but a transformative experience that will resonate for years to come.


- All accommodation as detailed in a double occupancy room, with private facilities.

- All meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, prepared by expert chefs.

- Park fees and conservation charges for all national parks and reserves visited.

- Expert safari drivers/guides who will accompany you throughout your journey.

- Game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, offering optimal wildlife viewing opportunities.

- Bottled water during game drives

- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.

- All government taxes and levies

- AMREF Flying Doctors insurance for emergency medical evacuation


- International flights and visas.

- Travel Insurance (highly recommended).

- Optional activities (hot air balloon rides, cultural village visits, etc.)

- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, laundry, items of a personal nature.

- Tips and gratuities for safari guide and camp/lodge staff.

Important to Know:

- Children aged between 0-2 years are free of charge.

- Children aged 3-12 years pay 50% of the adult rate when sharing the same room with adults

- Children between 3-12 years pay 75% of the adult rate when staying in their separate room from adults

- Children 13 years and above are recognized as adults