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7-Day Kenya Safari: Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara - Pita Safaris


Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara
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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi – The Gateway to Safari Dreams

Your Kenyan safari begins as you touch down in Nairobi, the capital city where modernity meets tradition. A Pita Safaris representative will greet you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and escort you to your hotel. Here, in the city known as the "Green City in the Sun," you'll have time to relax and acclimate to the African rhythm of life, preparing you for the adventures 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 the Samburu Special Five

As the morning sun rises over Nairobi, you'll embark on a journey north to the rugged wilderness of Samburu National Reserve. Arriving at your destination, you'll be treated to your first game drive, searching for the elusive 'Samburu Special Five'. Your guide will help you seek out these unique species, adapted to the arid environment. The night will be spent under the vast African sky, offering a peaceful end to an exhilarating day.

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 – A Day of Exploration and Cultural Insights

Your second day in Samburu starts with the cool dawn, perfect for a morning game drive when animals are most active. You'll spend the day exploring the reserve's varied landscapes, from riverine forests to thorny scrub, observing the wildlife that calls this place home. For those interested in cultural experiences, an optional visit to a Samburu village can be arranged, where you can learn about the local customs and traditional way of life.

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: Lake Nakuru National Park – A Sanctuary of Birds and Rhinos

Wave goodbye to Samburu as you journey to the world-renowned Lake Nakuru National Park, a birdwatcher's paradise. Famous for its flocks of flamingos and as a rhino sanctuary, the park offers an array of wildlife sightings against the backdrop of the shimmering lake. An afternoon game drive will provide opportunities to spot rhinos, giraffes, lions, and more. As dusk falls, you'll find solace in the comfort of your nearby accommodation.

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 5: Masai Mara National Reserve – In Pursuit of the Big Five

The adventure continues as you head towards the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, a jewel of Kenyan wildlife conservation. Here, the savannah comes alive with the sights and sounds of nature's most spectacular creatures. Spend the day on a thrilling game drive with your skilled guide, seeking out lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinoceroses. Your overnight stay in the heart of the Mara will be a highlight, surrounded by untamed beauty.

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 6: Masai Mara – The Quintessential Safari Experience

With another full day in the Masai Mara, you have ample time to delve deeper into the reserve. Opt for an early morning hot-air balloon safari to witness the breathtaking landscape from above, or join another game drive to catch glimpses of wildlife you may have missed. Engage with the Maasai people on a cultural visit to a local village, and learn about their coexistence with the land and animals. Your final night in the Mara is a time for reflection and appreciation of this unforgettable safari experience.

Following an exciting day of game drives, your driver will drop you off safely at 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 7: Farewell to the Mara and Return to Nairobi

On your last morning, soak in the beauty of the Masai Mara with a final game drive. Then, it's time to say goodbye to the bush as you make your way back to Nairobi. Depending on your flight schedule, you may enjoy a leisurely farewell dinner to share stories of your journey or be transferred directly to the airport. Departure may be bittersweet, but the memories of your Kenyan safari with Pita Safaris will linger long after you've returned home.


- 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.

- The Flying Doctors emergency evacuation cover.

- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.


- International flights and visas.

- Travel Insurance (highly recommended).

- Optional activities or experiences not mentioned in the itinerary.

- Hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara with a bush breakfast experience.

- Beverages, laundry, items of a personal nature.

- Tips and gratuities for safari guide and camp 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