9 Days Samburu Sweetwaters Aberdare Nakuru Naivasha Maasai Mara
Experience the best of the wilderness on these two northern frontiers that are teeming with wildlife and abundant birdlife. have close encounters with the habituated chimps as you visit sweetwaters.
9 Days Samburu Sweetwaters Aberdare Nakuru Naivasha Maasai 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 | Sweetwaters
Early morning after breakfast you will check out, do enroute game drive as you leave for Sweetwaters arriving in time for check in, lunch and some rest. In the afternoon you will visit the rhino and chimpanzee sanctuary and then go on afternoon game drive.
Day 4 | Aberdares
After breakfast, early morning game drives at Sweetwater’s then leave for 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 5 | Lake Nakuru
After breakfast transfer back to your base hotel and then depart to Lake Nakuru National Park with a stopover to view the scenic Thompson falls. Arrive in time for lunch and rest followed by an 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 6 | Lake Naivasha
Early breakfast at the hotel then check out for a great thrilling adventure to see the black and white Rhinoceros, buffalos, lions, leopard, Flamingos, Pelicans, baboon Monkeys, Impalas, Gazelles among other animals a number of birds species. Visit the baboon viewpoint cliff; later at around 11.00am leave Lake Nakuru and then depart for Naivasha arriving Lake Naivasha arriving in time for check in, lunch. After lunch enjoy boat ride at the freshwater lake Naivasha to watch birds, hippos and guided walking safari at the Crescent Island sanctuary. This is one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amidst wild animals – there are no predators or optional you may visit the nearby Hell’s Gate National Park where you can explore this park on game drive with your guide or you may decide to take a short bicycle safari amid gracefully wild animals and then hike through imposing gorges. Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge.
Day 7 | Maasai Mara
Enjoy breakfast depart to 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.