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.

9 Days Samburu Sweetwaters Aberdare Nakuru Naivasha Maasai Mara
Tour Inclusions

  • Nairobi airport or hotel pick up/ drop off
  • Transport in a spacious 4 x 4 WD safari land cruiser jeep with pop up roof for easy game viewing and photography
  • Full board accommodation while on safari
  • Stay in your preferred Budget/Midrange/Luxury tented camps/lodges
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Game viewing drives
  • All game drives as specified in the itinerary
  • One liter of mineral drinking water in a day while on safari only
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • The flying doctors emergency medical evacuation / rescue insurance cover

9 Days Samburu Sweetwaters Aberdare Nakuru Naivasha Maasai Mara
Tour Exclusions

  • International and local flights
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s). Camping approx. $ 2.00 – $ 4.00 per person per day for lodge and hotel staff, $ 1.00 per bag for porters and $ 5.00 - $ 10.00 per person per day for driver-guides. For hotels/lodges/tented camps, please do not tip individual staff members, but instead use the ‘Tip Box’, which you should find at the reception of your accommodation.
  • Hot-air balloon safari (Per Adult - US$ 450, Per Child - US$ 330)
  • Easter and Christmas holiday Supplements
  • Visa
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Day room use to relax and freshen up before your return flight
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. telephone, drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
  • Optional Masai village visit - arrange with your safari driver guide ($15-$20 per person)
  • Drinks and any other item not specified above.

  • This safari tour departs daily-you may set and book according to your own scheduled safari dates
  • Indicated driving time between national parks / places are estimates and may vary due to prevailing road conditions, weather and traffic density
  • Safari tour price is indicated in US$ -you may also request estimates in other currencies.
  • If you are not keen on driving safari, you can opt for a flying option so that you can minimize on driving time (extra cost)
  • This safari tour is private for your party and in own safari van and dedicated tour driver/ guide- (for both road travel & game viewing drives)
  • You are free to choose your specific camp/lodge in Camping, Budget, Midrange, luxury accommodation options provided - (this is subject to availability). We may have to reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
  • This amazing Kenya safari can also include a hot air balloon safari in Masai Mara (extra cost).
  • Government taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

This safari package can be tailored around the below mentioned accommodation options depending on your budget and travel preferences. Our experienced tour consultants will assist provide various pricing options to aid you make an informed choice.

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Budget - Sentrim Samburu Lodge

Midrange - Samburu Sopa Lodge

Luxury - Samburu Game Lodge / Samburu Simba Lodge / Sarova Shaba Game Lodge / Ashnil Samburu Camp

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Budget - Kongoni Camp

Midrange - Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Luxury - Ol Pejeta House / Serena Sweetwaters Morani Wing

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Budget - The Ark Hotel

Midrange - The Ark Hotel

Luxury - Treetops Lodge

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Budget - Lake Nakuru Lodge / Merica Hotel

Midrange - Lake Nakuru Lodge / Sarova Woodlands Hotel / The Pelican Lodge / Sentrim Elementaita

Luxury - Sarova Lion Hill Lodge / Lake Nakuru Sopa lodge / Flamingo Hill Camp/Lake Elementaita Serena Camp

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Budget - Kongoni Lodge

Midrange - Sawela Lodge / Crescent Camp / Elsamere Lodge

Luxury - Kiboko Luxury Camp / Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort / Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge / Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge / Enashipai Resort / Lake Naivasha Country Club

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Budget - Enkorok Mara Camp / Elangata Olerai / Ol Moran / Mara Chui Camp / Jambo Mara Safari Lodge / Explore Nature Mara Lodge / AA Mara Lodge

Midrange - Osero Camp / Base Camp Explorer / Losokwan Luxury Tented Camp / Sentrim Mara Camp / Siana Springs / Mara Sun lodge / Azure Mara Haven / Mara Sopa Lodge, / Mara Leisure Camp / La Maison Royale (LMR) Mara Camp / Sekenani Camp / Ilkeliani Camp / Loyk Mara Camp / Zebra Plains Mara

Luxury - Keekorok Lodge / Tipilikwani Mara Camp / Mara River Camp / Spirit of Mara Lodge / Mara Simba Lodge / Mara Serena Safari Lodge / Ashnil Mara Camp / Mara Sarova Game Camp / Fig Tree Camp-Ngamboli Tents