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Low Season Price: $2110

High Season Price: $2710

9day 8 nights Samburu game reserve,olpejeta,lake Nakuru,Maasai Mara,Naivasha safari takes you to one of the lesser-known national parks, but is nevertheless teeming with life. The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five), proceed to Olpejeta to see the chimpanzee and the big five,then to lake Nauru national park   the home of flamingos and it is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White and Black Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe. Then head to Maasai Mara where you cannot afford to miss the Big Five, Lastly to Naivasha where you can do boat ride, visit the crescent island walk and see animals at a glance, you can visit the Hells gate .Awesome experience within 9 days.

Itineraries

Day 1

Nairobi – Drive To Samburu Game Reserve

After breakfast pick up at your city hotel/ residence, a safari briefing will follow on the adventures ahead. After the briefing, your safari adventure will begin as you depart by road driving across the equator from the Southern to the Northern Hemisphere, and onwards to the semi-arid region of the Samburu Game Reserve.The name Samburu is of Maasai origin, a ‘samburr’ is a traditional leather bag the Masai use for carrying honey and milk. This region is characterized by vast, open landscapes, dried riverbeds (depending on the season of the year) and its red volcanic soil.Rock outcroppings contrast against the dense woodland vegetation along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, the river that gives life to the reserve. The area is home to the Samburu tribe, who are ‘cousins’ to the Maasai people with their own distinct cultural traditions.Arrive at the camp or lodge in time for lunch, followed by some leisure hours for a siesta or swim before you depart for an afternoon game viewing drive, and return back to the camp or lodge before sunset. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba lodge 4*/ a similar Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2

Explore Samburu Game Reserve

This full day in the Samburu Game Reserve will be spent searching for the big five, the Samburu five and observing the vast unspoiled scenery during morning and afternoon game viewing Drives.The Park is plentiful with crocodiles that bask on muddy riverbanks and velvet monkeys that frolic in the late afternoon sun. Samburu is renowned for its rare species of fauna known as the ‘Samburu five.These five particular animals are usually only found north of the equator – the long necked gerenuk, the reticulated giraffe which is characterized by its liver-colored geometric patches defined by narrow white lines, the Grevy’s zebra which is smaller than the common zebra and looks more like a horse, the beisa oryx with black horizontal stripe running across its lower flank and the Somali ostrich males which have blue-grey necks and thighs.A camel-back safari is a specialty in Samburu, as well as a cultural visit to the Samburu people who depend on their cattle, goat, sheep and donkey can be arranged. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba lodge 4*/ a similar Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3

Samburu – Olpejeta Concervancy

Have your breakfast followed by a depart to Olpejeta. You will arrive for lunch and relaxation and later proceed with afternoon game drive. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 364sq km wildlife conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares and its game-to-area ratio tops the Kenyan park and reserve league. Ol Pejeta has over 10000 large mammals and it is the only park where the big 5 and chimpanzees can be seen. It is also where the fastest growing population of rhino in Africa can be found. There are southern white rhino, about 80 endangered black rhino and in a special sanctuary there are three of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. Overnight at Sweetwater’s Serena Camp 5*.

Day 4

Olpejeta

Another full day at Olpejeta with game drives. Overnight at Sweetwater’s Serena Camp 5*.

Day 5

Olpejeta – Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru National park located in the Great Rift Valley to arrive in time for lunch. After lunch enjoy an exciting game drive. The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird’s species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White and Black Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe Meals: Lunch and Dinner All meals and Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge 4*/a similar

Day 6

Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara

After breakfast, proceed to Maasai mara game reserve via Narok town then enter the Maasai mara road and drive across the plains to the camp. Check in at the camp for lunch. The meals are buffet, enjoyed either in the dining or under the shade of indigenous trees. The culinary affair is indeed one to delight the senses, have a few minutes relaxing and enjoying the surrounding before you depart for an afternoon game drives. The big five is an experience you cannot afford to miss among other animals. All meals and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge 4*

Day 7

Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, a full day of game viewing with picnic lunch, exploration this part of the Northern Serengeti Ecosystem where the great wildebeest migration takes place at the beginning of August. Months before the actual migration the herds ‘assemble’ in Serengeti in readiness for the crossing into Masai Mara. The plain is literally covered with these animals. Grunts and other animal sounds are heard, and territorial fights are commonplace. The migration, now declared the Seventh Wonder of the World takes place from end July to September. Africa has a long history of capturing the imagination of travelers, a continent of dramatic contrasts that gives you an unforgettable and remarkable experience whether it’s in an amazement of watching thousands of wild beasts struggling across a rushing river that is littered with crocodiles waiting for their prey, makes the world’s premier wildlife spectacle. The afternoon is spent on a game drive in search of the black manned lions which the park is famous. Lion making a kill can be witnessed in the late afternoon or a leopard in a tree enjoying the meal he has dragged up to avoid disturbance and detection. This reserve has hilly savanna, rolling grasslands, gallery forest on the Mara River and its tributaries. The ‘big five’ are positively represented here. The large predators are the lion, leopard and cheetah. The smaller predators are the hyena and jackal. The large herbivores are the elephant, rhino, Burchell’s zebra, hippo, buffalo and giraffe. The smaller herbivores are the antelope and bucks. The Maasai ostrich, the world’s largest bird is found in the park. OPTIONAL AT AN EXTRA COST: (a visit to the maasai villages and hot air balloon taking off in the beautiful early morning, you drift above the browsing game and have tremendous opportunities for unusual photographs. What could be more uplifting than an early morning safari in a hot air balloon flying over vast plains of Africa? Witness an African Sunrise s a plethora of wildlife roams the land beneath you. At the end of the flight you land on the plains in the midst of this enchanting Savanah champagne, breakfast is laid out with the aroma of sausages, eggs and bacon sizzling over charcoal fire. Drive leisurely fashion with game viewing on your way back to your camp or lodge. All meals and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge 4*

Day 8

Maasai Mara - Naivasha

Early morning breakfast then leave Maasai Mara for Lake Naivasha . You will arrive in time for lunch, check in at Sopa Lodge Naivasha. Later in the afternoon in exploration of Naivasha with various activities at your cost. You can do any of the activities below but at your extra cost. Activity 1: Boat Ride Experience on a boat ride on the calm waters of Naivasha.Afternoon wind and storms can cause the Lake to become suddenly rough and produce high waves. For this reason, the local Masai christened the lake Nai'posha meaning ''rough water'', which the British later misspelled as Naivasha. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class birding. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleeps the day out in the shallows. The region surrounding the Lake is well worth exploring. There are two smaller lakes nearby, Oloidien, and Sonachi, a bright green cater lake. Activity 2: Visit the crescent Island A short boat trip from the mainland out into Lake Naivasha gives you access to the unique Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary. A wide variety of wildlife, birdlife and flora lives quite freely out there and as there are no predators to be found, quite happily as well. Spend some time wandering around at your own pace and enjoy the peace and quiet broken only by the sounds of the Islands wild inhabitants you cannot miss to see the Masai giraffe, zebra, dik diks, steenbok, impala and gazelles among other animals. Activity 3: Hells Gate You will proceed to hells gate .Once at the Park, you have the option of a game drive in a Safari vehicle or take bikes into the Park. Cycling in the Park is a great adventure as you get to ride the bikes for 7 Kilometers a midst wildlife before resting at a ranger's post. Enjoy the spectacular views of the gorge. The volcanic activity is very evident from the hot water streaming on the walls of the gorge. The guided gorge walk takes two hours. The hot springs and a fabulous scenic landscape besides the diverse wildlife are just incredible. See below the prices of Naivasha activities not included 1>Boat Ride is usd. 20 per person 2>Crescent Island is usd.30 per person 3>Bike is usd.7 per person and a guide at the Hells gate usd.35, Hells gate entry fees usd.26 per person. Meals and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge 4*

Day 9

Naivasha- Nairobi

Breakfast will be served at the lodge, after which you will depart to Nairobi. Driver to drop you at your hotel at Nairobi or transfer you at the Airport for your home bound flight. No lunch on the last day. END OF SAFARI
  • Accommodation in standard rooms with self-contained rooms as described (or similar) with Private en-suite Facilities, hot water showers and washrooms.
  • 3 Meals a day as described by B (Buffet Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
  • Transportation by specially equipped non-air-conditioned 4WD 7-seater safari minivans with pop-up roof Suitable for game viewing and photography, a land cruiser is available upon your request.
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
  • Game drives, sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary.
  • All park entry fees SAMBURU,NAKURU AND MAASAI MARA
  • I bottle of water per person per day
  • 2 Airport transfers –on arrival and return
  • International or domestic air fares, airport taxes and security related fees unless mentioned here
  • Meals not described in the itinerary above
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide; hotel/camp and restaurant staff; room service etc
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc
  • Any other optional tours or excursions not mentioned above
  • Accommodation at Nairobi upon arrival, WHICH CAN BE ARRANGED UPON YOUR REQUEST AT AN EXTRA COST.
  • All activities at Naivasha plus the hells gate entry fees
  • Balloon safari usd.450 per person and Visit to Maasai Village usd.25 Maasai Mara
  • All optional activities at Olpejeta like lion tracking, camel riding etc
  • Camel riding and Visit to the Samburu people.

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