9 Days Samburu Aberdare Amboseli Nakuru Mara
Experience great wildlife adventures as you witness the big five of the north and the big five of the south in this classic wildlife safari.
9 Days Samburu Aberdare Amboseli Nakuru Mara | Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1 | Nairobi - Samburu
You will be picked up from your hotel or airport and depart with a scenic drive across the Equator via the central Kenya highlands to the dramatic semi-arid scrubland of the Northern Frontier comprising of Buffalo Springs, Shaba and Samburu game reserves. Arrive in time at your camp/lodge for check in, lunch and some rest. Later you will depart for afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at your camp/lodge.
Day 2 | Samburu
Today, the full day is dedicated enjoying the unique beauty of the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives along the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River. It is the home to the unique rare species only found north of equator that include the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebras, Beisa oryxes, giraffe necked gazelle (gerenuk), and the Blue-necked Somali Ostrich and it is also home to the big five, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Endangered Wild Dog and others. After exploring the park visit the Samburu village. Dinner and overnight at your camp/lodge.
Day 3 | Aberdare
Rise early for breakfast and do enroute morning game drives as you leave heading south to the Aberdare National Park. You will arrive at your base hotel for check-in followed by lunch and transfer to your tree lodge. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. The tree hotels have viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. Game is attracted by the waterholes and salt licks around the lodge. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. NB: - Only overnight bags are allowed at the tree hotel
Day 4 | Amboseli
After breakfast transfer back to your base hotel and proceed driving via Nairobi to Amboseli National Park with lunch on the way. Amboseli lies at the floor of the Mount Kilimanjaro, the Africa’s highest mountain at 5,896m whose snow-caped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rises above of the clouds and dominates every aspect of Amboseli. The park is famous for its big game – Elephants, Lions, Cheetah and for its great scenery beauty. Dinner and overnight at your camp/lodge.
Day 5 | Amboseli
Enjoy early morning breakfast then leave for full day game drives in the park. Weather permitting; there shall be awesome views of the Mount Kilimanjaro snow-capped peaks. Mount Kilimanjaro offers an awesome background for wildlife photography. Your thrilling extensive safari experience covers the swamp areas, the Amboseli viewpoint, and the plains of Amboseli in search of great African wildlife. Break for picnic lunches at the base of mount Kilimanaro. After exploring the park return to the camp/lodge with an option of visiting the Masai village. Dinner and overnight at your camp/lodge.
Day 6 | Lake Nakuru
Walk up early for morning game drive to see the sunrise, track wildcats and experience the final safari drive. Weather permitting; there shall be awesome views of the Mount Kilimanjaro snow-capped peaks. Return to the camp/lodge for a full breakfast, checkout and drive via Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park with lunch on the way and a stopover at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint to see the escarpment wall. Arrive at Lake Nakuru National Park for afternoon game drives to see the black and white Rhinoceros, buffalos, lions, leopard, Flamingos, Pelicans, baboon Monkeys, Impalas, Gazelles among other animals and a number of birds species. If time permits visit the baboon viewpoint cliff. Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge.
Day 7 | Maasai Mara
Enjoy breakfast then check out and depart for Masai Mara arriving in time for check in, lunch and some rest. Later you will depart for afternoon game drives through the savanna grassland in search of the great African wild animals for up-close encounters that it hosts. Transverse the reserve till late evening to witness the sunset. Return back to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 | Maasai Mara
Enjoy early morning breakfast then leave for full day Game drive in search of the Big Five with packed lunches to enable extensive exploration of this reserve. Some of the animals you must see include: Lions, Wildebeest, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffalos, Elephants, Hippos, Crocodiles, hyenas, Antelopes. Break for picnic lunches near the Mara River and continue building your African safari tour memories with up-close encounters with several wild animals. Enjoy each moment as you transverse the Masai Mara game reserve from one point to another. After exploring the park visit the Masai village. You have an optional hot-air balloon ride that starts at 06.00 am and ends with a Champagne breakfast on the plains. What an exhilarating experience! Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge
Day 9 | Departure - Nairobi
Early morning enjoy game drive in Masai Mara, return to the camp/lodge for full breakfast then check out and drive back to Nairobi with a stopover for lunch at Narok town arriving late afternoon and dropped off at your hotel or at the airport.