A terrain of scrub desert and open savannah broken here and there is what make up Samburu National Park. Lake Nakuru the home of pink flamingoes and rhinos is a must see. We crown our safari with a visit to Maasai Mara the ultimate game premier.
Day 1: Nairobi – Aberdares. Depart Nairobi after breakfast and drive via the reach agricultural land inhabited by the “Kikuyu “the largest tribe in Kenya. A 2 hr drive will bring you to Nyeri town and then a short drive from here will find us at the Mweiga Park gate from where we enter Aberdare National Park. Start our walk after a picnic lunch in the park. Dinner and overnight at a campsite.
Day 2: Aberdare. After breakfast proceed on a walk. After lunch we proceed on a game drive to game view on the parts of the park that we did not visit while walking. Dinner and overnight camping.
Day 3: Aberdare – Meru National Park. Depart Aberdares after breakfast and drive to Meru National Park. Picnic lunch followed by a game drive. Meru National Park is known as the home of Joy & George Adamson. It is a park that is rarely visited and you will enjoy viewing elephants, lions, kudu, eland, waterbuck, buffalo, Thompson’s gazelle and reticulated giraffes. Dinner and overnight camping at the bandas.
Day 4: Meru. Full day at Meru National Park. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 5: Meru – Samburu. Depart Meru after breakfast and head to Samburu to the mainly dry scrub land and open Savannah plains of Game Reserve. Here the Ewaso Nyiro River 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.
Day 6: Samburu. Day spent game viewing in this Northern Kenya Park. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 7: Lake Nakuru. Early in the morning we head south via Lake Bogoria which is a shallow soda lake with a beautiful scenery and also home to a sizable number of flamingos and other species of birds. The highlight, however, is the boiling hot springs and geysers – hot enough to boil eggs - which also contribute to the beauty of the lake. Don’t fall in! After lunch, 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 besides tens of thousands of other birds if lucky. Lake Nakuru also has rhino sanctuary and also harbors lions, warthogs, waterbucks, buffaloes, hippo and many other animals. Dinner and overnight in a campsite.
Day 8: Maasai Mara. We head further south to Narok and into Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving by afternoon. Showers are available in the camp and meals are served in the dining mess or in the open. Dinner and overnight camping.
Day 9: Maasai Mara. One full day to experience the Mara magic! This 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, packed with the elephant, zebra, rhino and all kinds of game throughout the year with the spectacular wildebeest migration from Serengeti occurring mainly in July and August. Being at Maasai Mara is as if you found yourself in “the New York of the natural world” according to some authorities. Indeed, you have the best opportunity of seeing all the “Big Five”. Dinner and overnight in a camp.
Day 10: Nairobi. We break camp and drive to Narok where Maasai souvenirs can be bought or just for a cup of tea and then proceed to Nairobi to arrive by afternoon. Drop off at your hotel. End of safari.
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