Day 1: Nairobi- Samburu National Game Park
You will be picked up from the airport with a short briefing, thereafter you will be driven north past the equator to the northern frontier district. Continue to the semi-arid Samburu National reserve and check in to your campsite.
13.30pm - Lunch at the lodge. There will be time to settle in before your safari adventure.
4.00 pm - Set out for an afternoon game drive in the reserve. Return to the lodge before dark.
7.30 pm - Dinner in the Tented Camp.
Overnight: Samburu Game Lodge
Samburu National Reserve is situated about 350 km north of Nairobi in the semi-arid part of Kenya. Ewaso Nyiro River, the only water source in the dry season, bisects the reserve and apart from providing water to live, the river is home to some of the biggest Reptiles in the region and attracts a good number of birds. Some 300 different species have already been recorded.
An unusual forked palm, the doum palm, grows along the banks of this river and adds striking beauty to the panorama. Wildlife is surprisingly abundant for such a dry place and includes species such as Gerenuk, Dik-dik, Grant's and Thomson's gazelles, Elephant, Cheetah, Leopard and Lion. There are several species, which are unique to this area including; Gravy’s zebra, Beisa Oryx, Somali Ostrich and reticulated Giraffe"
Day 2: Samburu National Game Park
Set out for an early morning game drive in the reserve. This is usually the most popular game viewing time. During the early hours’ temperatures are low, thus providing a favourable atmosphere both for the game and the viewer. Lion, Cheetah and Leopard roam the vast grasslands in search for their next meal, it may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like the warthog.
8.30 am Back at the lodge, enjoy your sumptuous breakfast.
12.30 pm Lunch in the camp than its time at leisure to relax by the riverside watching crocodile
4.00 pm Afternoon game drive. Return to the campsite before dark.
7.30 pm Dinner in the camp
Overnight: Samburu Game Lodge www.wildernesslodges.co.ke/wildernessLodges.html
Day 3: Samburu - Nakuru (175km)
After early breakfast depart for a morning game drive in the reserve, en route to the gate. Drive a southerly direction to the equator for a brief stop. Here, the locals do a water demonstration to qualify the position of the equator and for a small tip you could be awarded an 'equator Certificate'
After the brief stop, Drive to the Thompsons falls for a photo-stop then down into the great rift valley. As you ascend the eastern wall of the rift Valley, lush coffee and tea plantations reveal themselves and your driver-guide will give you a brief talk about coffee farming in Kenya.
3.30 pm: After checking in at your lodge, lunch en-route.
7.30 pm: Dinner in the Hotel.
Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge
Day 4: Nakuru - Maasai Mara
Full buffet breakfast in the camp. Check out thereafter and drive via Narok town to Maasai Mara national reserve, the land of the Maasai tribe. The proud young Maasai warrior-nomads with their plaited hair, red cloaks, and spears, challenge your curiosity. The 700-square-mile Game Reserve is the Africa of your dreams, complete with wild animals grazing amid the superb rolling and scape of gentle hills and acacia woodlands. Check in to your lodge.
12.30 pm: Lunch in the lodge. There will be time to settle in before your first game drive.
4.00 pm: Afternoon game drive in the reserve. Return to the lodge before dark.
7.30 pm: Dinner in the Tented Camp.
Day 5: Maasai Mara
Wake up call. Tea, coffee and cookies will be served in the lodge. Set out for a game drive in the reserve. This is usually the most popular game viewing time. During the early hour’s temperatures are low, thus providing a favourable atmosphere both for the game and the viewer. Lion, Cheetah and Leopard roam the vast grasslands in search for their next meal, it may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like the warthog. Whatever the players, the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awe-inspiring! 7.30 pm: Dinner in the Mara Azure lodge.
Day 6: Maasai Mara - Lake Naivasha
Full buffet breakfast in the lodge then check out. Drive to Lake Naivasha where you will have your lunch en-route. After lunch in Mt Long’onot transit hotel, you will go on with the drive to Lake Naivasha which is the only freshwater lake in Great Rift Valley.05.00 pm: Arrive in the hotel, overnight, dinner at Elsamere
Day 7: Crescent Island
The Park Where You Walk with the animal. "Crescent Island Sanctuary" is only one. Located on Lake Naivasha, Kenya in the Great Rift Valley. It is simply one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, often called Naivasha's best-kept secret. It is private, secure and patrolled by Guides who can accompany anyone who wishes a for the guided walk. Surrounded by water, it is actually peninsular and is accessible by boat from East or West as well as by road, taking under two hours on tarmac from Nairobi. Crescent Island Game Sanctuary shores host abundant birdlife especially huge numbers of pelicans, cormorants and fish-eagles with their haunting cry. There are more animals per acre than any other Kenyan Park; hence many film companies have been to the Island to film the herds of Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Zebra and Gazelle. We are not fenced to allow the wildlife on the mainland to come in as they lose their habitat to development and the ever-increasing population. Hippo grazes all over us at night then sleep under the acacia or rest in the water by day. The giraffe who was born on the Island return to give birth; sometimes you see three generations at a time. Hyena comes to hunt at night but is not resident on the island, the many pythons that do live here can be seen occasionally with a kill. Groups of Buffalo come and go but they are always monitored. From the top of the hill, there is a 360-degree view across the Lake from Longonot to Hell's Gate to the Mau Escapement to Eburu and onto the Aberdare’s. Walking along the ridge in the golden hour before sunset whilst watching the animals grazing with the water shimmering beyond is what Africa is all about.
Day 8: Lake Naivasha- Amboseli.
You will take your early morning breakfast then you will be driven to the southern part of Kenya call Amboseli where you will pass the border of Kenya and Tanzania (note: please when you are passing to an Amboseli national park the visa is not needed because the park is on the side of Kenya.) You will arrive in the park in the late evening and the game drives en-route to your tented camp. Overnight and dinner at the Kibo Safari Lodge
Day 9: Amboseli
Early morning game drive returns to camp/lodge for breakfast. after breakfast, Proceed with more game drive in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents like the well-known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro. Later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Amboseli Kibo Camp, All-inclusive Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner www.kibosafaricamp.com/
Day 10: Amboseli National Park-Nairobi
Early morning breakfast then drives back to Nairobi airport for the further destination to Mombasa.