DAY1 SAMBURU: Depart from Nairobi 9.30 a.m., travel through the rich agricultural farmland on the slopes of Mount Kenya to the open Savannah plains and scrub lands of Samburu Game Reserve. The Ewaso Nyiro River which flows from Mount Kenya waters these arid plains and supports a wide variety of game among them Elephant, Buffalo, Cheetah, Leopard, Lion, Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Oryx and the Long necked Gerenuk. Dinner and overnight camping in the park.
DAY 2 SAMBURU: Enjoy this lively park with morning and evening game drives. It is here in the Samburu Game Reserve that a Lioness adopted a total of 6 Oryx calves in succession, a spectacle that left wildlife experts amazed. Dinner and overnight camping.
DAY 3 BARINGO: Leaving Samburu in the early morning, we make a scenic drive to the west across the Lerochi Plateau and later descend to the floor of the Great Rift Valley (lunch en route). We arrive in the afternoon at Lake Baringo, a fresh water lake and home to over 500 species of birds including the African Darter, Pink-backed Pelicans, African Spoonbill, White-faced Scops owls, Hemprich's Hornbills and a good variety of Weavers as well as Hippos and Crocodiles. Indeed, the lake is reputed to be the bird-watching centre of Kenya and is internationally recognised as an Important Birding Area. Take a boat ride to see the hippos and crocodiles. Dinner and overnight camping.
DAY 4 LAKE NAKURU: Early in the morning we head south via Lake Bogoria which, a shallow soda lake with a beautiful scenery and home to a massive flocks of Lesser Flamingos, Black Necked Grebe and other species of birds. The highlight of Lake Bogoria, however, is its boiling hot springs and geysers – hot enough to boil eggs! After lunch we will proceed to Lake Nakuru in the south - another shallow soda lake that has been described as "an ornithologist’s paradise and one of the world's most magnificent sights". Here you have an opportunity to see up to two million flamingos and is the best place to spot the rare Grey-crested Helmet-shrike and the colourful Rupell's Long tailed Starlings. Lake Nakuru also has rhino sanctuary and harbors Lions, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Buffaloes, Hippo and many other animals. Dinner and overnight in a campsite near the lake.
DAY 5 MAASAI MARA: We head further south to Narok in south-west Kenya, and into Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving by afternoon. Evening game drive followed by dinner and overnight camping.
DAY 6 MAASAI MARA: We take one full day to experience the Mara magic! The Maasai Mara is the most popular reserve in Kenya and it is famed for its astounding concentration of game. From the base camp, we explore the Mara region, teeming throughout the year with Elephant, Zebra, Rhino and all kinds of game. This is also the place to witness Africa's greatest wildlife spectacle, the spectacular wildebeest migration from Serengeti (which straddles North Western Tanzania and South Western Kenya) occurring mainly in the months of July and August. The Maasai Mara is “the New York of the natural world” according to some authorities. Here you will have the best opportunities of seeing all the “Big Five”. Dinner and overnight in a camp.
DAY 7 NAIROBI: One last early morning game drive in the Mara will be followed by breakfast, taken at leisure, before breaking camp and driving back north, through Narok town where we stop to buy souvenirs or to have a cup of tea. We continue our drive back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel.
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