5 Days Samburu Wildlife Reserve & Lake Nakuru Out of Africa Safari
Samburu is the most popular reserve in northern Kenya. Wildlife viewing is good, and most big safari animals are easily spotted. The arid environment is home to a variety of north Kenya specials – both birds and mammals. Samburu offers great wildlife viewing and four of the Big Five are present. Rhinos are absent, but big herds of elephant cross the reserve. Of the big cats, leopards are very rewarding with some habituated individuals giving high-quality sightings. Most interesting are the northern Kenya specials including beisa oryx, lesser kudu, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and the odd-looking gerenuk. Other parks that you will sample the adventure are Lake Nakuru, Lake & Africa’s leading national reserve – Masai Mara. Perhaps worth of mention here is the wildebeest migration that occurs between July & October annually.
Day 1. Nairobi Airport/CBD Hotel to Samburu National Park
- Pick up from Jomo Kenyatta airport or Nairobi accommodation and proceed to Samburu National Reserve
- Drive in Samburu National Reserve with a game drive en-route.
- Lunch in the lodge.
- Afternoon game drive in the reserve.
- Samburu is home to some of the rare wildlife species e.g. Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Masai Ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. Lions, Cheetah, Leopard, etc. can be seen with luck.
- Dinner and Overnight at Samburu Sopa lodge or similar – FB
Samburu is the most popular reserve in northern Kenya. Wildlife viewing is good, and most big safari animals are easily spotted. The arid environment is home to a variety of north Kenya specials – both birds and mammals. Samburu offers great wildlife viewing and four of the Big Five are present. Rhinos are absent, but big herds of elephant cross the reserve. Of the big cats, leopards are very rewarding with some habituated individuals giving high-quality sightings. Most interesting are the northern Kenya specials including beisa oryx, lesser kudu, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and the odd-looking gerenuk.
Day 2. Full day game-drive at Samburu National Park
- 06:30 – 07:30 Hrs. Breakfast
- 07:45 – 11:30 Hrs – Morning and Mid-morning game drive
- Lunch at the lodge
- After lunch, enjoy a short siesta.
- Afternoon game drive in the reserve ( 16:00 – 18:30 Hrs )
- Dinner and Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar – FB
Day 3. Samburu National Park & Lake Nakuru
- Breakfast in the lodge. Depart for Lake Nakuru national park by 07.15 Hrs.
- Lunch on the way, visit Thomson Falls. Enter Lake Nakuru National Park and begin game drive en-route to Lake Nakuru Lodge.
- Check- in. Afternoon game drive in the park to visit the Baboon Cliff, Makalia Falls and the Lake itself with millions of Flamingos, Pelicans and Ducks. You may find other animals relaxing on the shore of the Lake or drink water.
- Dinner and Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar – HB
Lake Nakuru is a beautiful wildlife haven” – On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park.
Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives.
Day 4. Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara
After breakfast, drive to Masai Mara arriving in time for lunch at Sentrim Mara Lodge. In the afternoon at 4pm, embark on another game drive until sunset whereby you will go back to your lodge.
- Dinner and overnight at Sentrim Mara Lodge
Masai Mara – he Masai Mara is one of Africa’s most famous parks. The wildlife viewing is superb throughout the year. The grassy plains and regular rainfall supports a huge population of herbivores, in turn attracting many predators. All three big cats are relatively easy to see. The yearly wildebeest migration coming through the park is one of the world’s most amazing wildlife spectacles.
The Wildebeest Migration – The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is home to the annual wildebeest migration where 2.5 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelles follow the rains in search of new grass. They make their way from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara somewhere around July and August, and usually arrive in September. The crossing of the Mara River along the way is one of the highlights of this spectacular event. They slowly head back into Tanzania around October.
Day 5. Masai Mara – Nairobi
Early morning game drive before breakfast. Breakfast and then return to Nairobi
JAN – MAR
APR – JUN
JUL – DEC 22
- Park fees or conservation fees
- All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All Taxes/VAT
- Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water(On all days in the bus during game drives)
- *AMREF Flying Doctor Service in the event of a serious incident or accident *only if need and details of Travellers provided.
- International flights(From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Serena Samburu Lodge
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Lake Nakuru Lodge
Mara Sopa Lodge
Lake Naivasha Country Club
Naivasha Crescent Camp