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8-Day Best of Kenya Samburu, Olpejeta, Aberdares, Nakuru, Maasai Mara Trip

8 Days


The 364-square-kilometer Ol Pejeta Conservancy is located between the slopes of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountains, and its game-to-area ratio is the highest in Kenya’s park and reserve league. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya is home to over 10,000 large animals and is the only place in the world where you can witness the Big Five and chimps. It also happens to be home to Africa’s fastest-growing rhino population. There are southern white rhinos, around 80 endangered black rhinos, and two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos in a unique reserve.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before departure
Extensive Game drives Pre-tour itinerary document All meals included while on safari
All applicable Game Park entrance fees Guaranteed window seating with an open-top Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water
Finest accommodations Round trip transport in 4×4 safari jeep Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/ Driver
Communication expenses
Guide gratuity


Day 1: Nairobi-Samburu National Reserve
You will be picked up from your Nairobi hotel by your guide/drive at 7:00 am where you will travel by road to the northern part of Kenya. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uwaso Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe to Grevy’s zebras and Beisa Oryx, Somali Ostrich, and Gerenuk. Arrive on time for lunch at the Ashnil Tented Camp, set beneath a canopy of acacia trees along the banks of the river. Game drive starts at 4:00 pm till dusk where you will return to the camp for dinner and overnight
Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Samburu National Reserve
Wake up at first light have a cup of coffee and leave the camp as day breaks to start your day in the bush before the dew is off the grass, you will have an adventurous morning in search of elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands. And so, the day is spent in alternating pursuits of exploration in the bush and relaxation at the luxury camp.
Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Samburu – Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Have an early morning game drive from 0630am till 9:00 am where you will return to the camp for a full breakfast. Check out thereafter and depart Samburu National Reserve for Ol Pajeta Conservancy. Situated between the foothills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of wildlife, including all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and lion). Spend the afternoon exploring this pristine wilderness in a game drive. Dinner & overnight stay at Sweet Waters Tented Camp.
Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Camp Luxury tented camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Ol Pajeta Conservancy – Aberdares National Park
Wake up early for an early morning game drive starting at 6:30 am till 9:00 am in search of a big game. Return to the camp for a full breakfast and later check out for a short drive to Aberdares Country Club for lunch. After lunch, you will be driven to Aberdares National Park to your tree hotel; Ark Lodge where you will have a chance to see animals from the comfort of your balcony.
Overnight at The Ark Tree lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Aberdares National Park–Lake Nakuru
Depart Aberdares National Park after breakfast where you will join your guide at the base hotel for an amazing drive to Lake Nakuru. You will have a stopover at Thompson Falls at 1145hrs and later proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive on time for lunch at the Flamingo Hill Camp. Relax after lunch and thereafter go for an evening game drive starting at 1600hrs to 1830hrs. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Overnight at Flamingo Hill Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6: Lake Nakuru-Maasai Mara National Reserve
Have an early breakfast followed by check-out from the camp. Enjoy a short game drive as you exit the park. Depart Lake Nakuru thereafter and drive through the floor of the Rift Valley to the world-famous game reserve, the Maasai Mara National Reserve arriving at Mara Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Later, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the reserve from 1600hrs to 1830hrs. Dinner and overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge.
Overnight at Mara Sopa lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 7: Maasai Mara National Reserve
You may spend the entire day exploring the park after breakfast with packed picnic lunch or enjoy the usual early morning and late afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s most famous park with an extraordinary density of animals, including all the Big Five. In July – October, it’s also the scene of the great annual Migration, when hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, plus smaller numbers of zebra and antelope, arrive in search of fresh grazing from Tanzania’s Serengeti National park in the south. The predators follow the herds, so this is the best time to witness plenty of animal action, especially if you get the opportunity to see the wildebeest cross the Mara River, where they have to dodge crocodiles, too. Return to your Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Overnight at Mara Sopa lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 8: Maasai Mara National Reserve-Nairobi
Enjoy a full breakfast at the lodge and later check out for a long and easy drive to Nairobi. Should you be interested in visiting a Masai village, you can do so as you exit Masai Mara. Arriving in Nairobi in the early afternoon where you will be dropped at a Nairobi Hotel or at the airport.

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