Day 1: Nairobi To Mara. Pick up from your Nairobi hotel and drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch at the Mara Serena lodge. After lunch, either relax, take a guided nature walk, or take a game-drive in this world-famous reserve. Offering an abundance of herbivores, the Mara makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya's famous ‘big cats' and hosts her largest population of lions. It also offers the best chance of spotting a leopard in the wild. Other predators include cheetah and spotted hyena. All meals at the Mara Serena lodge.
Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve. Take Morning and afternoon game drives or take guided nature walks. Historically teaming with wildlife, the Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that meander its plains; also for the fat pods of hippo that wallow in its mud-brown rivers. Other stars include the distinctive Masai giraffe, plum-coloured topi, Coke's hartebeest, Grant's and Thomson's gazelle, zebra, impala, Kirk's dik-dik, bushbuck, waterbuck and red duiker. The Reserve also boasts plentiful Nile crocodile, monitor lizard, baboon, vervet, blue and red-tailed monkeys, nocturnal bush babies, and tree hyrax. There are over 550 resident and migratory species of birds. Meals at the Mara Serena lodge.
Day 3: Masai Mara. This day will be spent in the reserve with a morning and an afternoon of game viewing. all meals at the Mara Serena lodge.
Day 4: Masai Mara To Nakuru. After breakfast drive back to Nakuru to arrive in time for lunch at the Sarova lion hill lodge. After lunch go out game viewing the myriads of flamingoes and perhaps the rhinos grazing on the lake shore. Lake Nakuru is rhino sanctuary and you can also see other species like the zebras, buffaloes and the elephants. Dinner and over night at the lion hill lodge.
Day 5: Nakuru To Samburu. Have an early breakfast, then drive Samburu National Reserve, arrive in time for lunch at the Samburu lodge. After lunch take a game drive in the park. In this reserve you have chance to spot the elephant, lion, buffalo, the rare desert species of Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra. Dinner served at the Samburu lodge.
Day 6: Samburu Reserve. On this day you do your game in the Shaba game reserve which features rocky battlements, dry river beds, extensive thorn shrub and the backdrop of the distant hills of the Northern Frontier District. As for wildlife, the area provides one of the few sanctuaries in Kenya for the endangered Grevy's zebra, the rare Beisa oryx and the blue-shanked Somali ostrich, whilst large herds of elephant roam the hills. A visit to the Samburu village will be ideal. All meals at the Samburu lodge.
Day 7: Samburu To Nairobi. After breakfast drive to Nairobi, drop off either to a city hotel or direct to the international airport for your departure flight.
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