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Kenya Diversified Safari

9 Days from $ 2,900 / person sharing

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Embark on a captivating 9-day journey through Kenya’s diverse landscapes and wildlife havens, beginning with the unique wildlife encounters and cultural immersion in Samburu National Reserve. Witness the mesmerizing sight of birdlife at Lake Nakuru, explore the Rhino Sanctuary, and enjoy scenic drives. The adventure peaks at the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, where full-day game drives unveil the “Big Five” and, if timed right, the awe-inspiring annual migration. Throughout, stay in comfortable accommodations, and benefit from efficient transfers and friendly representatives. The itinerary offers a perfect balance of wildlife exploration, cultural experiences, and leisure time, ensuring an unforgettable journey through the beauty of Kenya.

Itinerary highlights:

1. Explore three of Kenya’s best safari areas: Samburu, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara
2. Very comfortable accommodation throughout
3. Samburu Special Five: Rare sightings of Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, Grévy’s Zebra, Maasai Ostrich, and Reticulated Giraffe
4. Enjoy game viewing from the balconies and lounge of your lodge
5. Full-day game drive in Masai Mara

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel

Itinerary Details:

Day 1: Nairobi

Upon your arrival at JKIA airport in Nairobi, you will be warmly greeted by one of our travel representatives who will provide you with a comprehensive briefing. Subsequently, you will be efficiently transferred to your hotel, where you have a reservation for check-in and an overnight stay. Your accommodation includes a delightful bed and breakfast arrangement.

Hotel Options in Nairobi:

Day 2: Drive to Samburu National Reserve (Appx 5Hrs)

An early start sees you leaving Nairobi after breakfast, embarking on a scenic drive to the enchanting Samburu National Park, a journey that takes around 4 to 5 hours. Upon arriving at Samburu Reserve, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the lodge staff, who will provide you with a refreshing welcome drink. After settling into your accommodation, you can indulge in a delectable lunch featuring a fusion of international and local cuisines. The afternoon presents an opportunity to embark on your first adventure – an afternoon game drive. Led by your skilled guide, you traverse the reserve’s rugged terrain in search of Samburu Special Northern Five (Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich & Grevys Zebra). As the sun sets, you’ll return to your accommodation for a wholesome dinner.
MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
ACTIVITIES:
Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast, setting the stage for a captivating exploration into the enchanting world of the Samburu people through an immersive Samburu Cultural Tour. This experience offers an authentic insight into the tribe’s traditions, way of life, and profound heritage. The journey commences with a heartfelt welcome from Samburu community members, attired in their distinctive traditional garments adorned with intricate beadwork. As you step into their realm, you’re greeted with the customary Samburu handshake, a symbolic gesture representing respect and camaraderie that marks the commencement of your cultural voyage. This opportunity to interact with members of this ancient and proud tribe unfolds as they graciously guide you through their manyattas, traditional homesteads. Gather in the central meeting area to witness the resilient Samburu warriors perform a traditional dance, showcasing their strength through everhigher leaps in a friendly competition. Delve into the captivating stories shared by the Samburu tribespeople, passed down through generations, as they elaborate on the significance of their stunning beaded necklaces and other cherished adornments. This hands-on engagement allows you to forge a deeper connection with their customs, fostering a profound admiration for their cultural legacy. After this immersive experience, return to your lodge for a delightful lunch. The remainder of the day is yours to savor moments of relaxation and introspection amidst the tranquil ambiance, enveloped by the harmonious sounds of the surrounding nature. You can also head out for your afternoon game drive.
MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
ACTIVITIES:
Samburu Cultural Tour & Game Drive.

Hotel Options in Samburu:

Days 4: Drive to Lake Nakuru Game Park (Appx 5Hrs)

After breakfast, bid farewell to Samburu Reserve and make your way to Lake Nakuru National Park, renowned for its incredible birdlife and rhino population. As you approach the park, the scenery transforms from arid landscapes to lush vegetation surrounding the lake. Arriving at your chosen lodge or camp, you’ll check-in and enjoy a satisfying lunch that rejuvenates you for the afternoon activities. The afternoon is dedicated to a game drive, where you’ll have the chance to witness the awe-inspiring sight of birdlife on the lake’s shores, as well as spot rhinos, giraffes, and other wildlife against the backdrop of the picturesque lake. As the sun sets, you’ll return to your accommodation for a wholesome dinner and a peaceful night’s rest.
MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
ACTIVITIES:
Afternoon Game Drive.

Hotel Options in Lake Nakuru:

Days 5: Drive to Masai Mara (Appx 4 Hrs)

After savoring a leisurely breakfast in the morning, it will be time to check out from your lodge and embark on a captivating journey to Masai Mara. The drive to this renowned game reserve will last approximately four hours, offering glimpses of breathtaking landscapes along the way. Upon arrival, you will check in at your camp, immersing yourself in the wild beauty that awaits. Lunch will be served at the open restaurant, providing a remarkable vantage point overlooking the vast plains of the Masai Mara. You will have the opportunity to relish your meal while marveling at the scenic surroundings. Afterward, take some time to unwind and recharge. In the afternoon, around 4:00 pm, prepare for an exhilarating game drive, venturing into the enchanting realm of the Mara. Keep a keen eye out for lions, cheetahs as well as other fascinating wildlife encounters, such as leopards, hyenas, and hippos. Around 6:00 pm, return to your camp, where you can freshen up or choose to join one of the camp’s captivating bonfires or lounges. Engage in lively conversations and share safari stories with our hospitable hosts or experienced guides, immersing yourself in the magical atmosphere of the African wilderness. Indulge in a delectable dinner, savoring the flavors of the region. As the night unfolds, you can either choose to retire to your camp for restful sleep or continue to relish the camaraderie and ambiance of the camp’s inviting spaces.
MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
ACTIVITIES:
Afternoon Game Drive.

Days 6: Full Day at Masai Mara

On this day you will have a morning game drive where you will drive across the plains in search of the big five and other wild animals before returning to the lodge for breakfast. The remainder part of the morning, you will get to enjoy an hour-long nature walk with the resident guide based at the camp. The walk allows you to closely observe and learn about the local flora and fauna within the vicinity of the property. (This walk will not be conducted into the main reserve so as to ensure your protection from wild animals}. Later return to your camp for lunch before heading out for your afternoon game drive at approximately 1600hrr returning to the lodge later in the evening for dinner.
MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
ACTIVITIES:
Morning & Afternoon Game Drive.
Nature Walk (1 hour)

Days 7: Full Day at Masai Mara

On the morning of your seventh day, your safari adventure continues with an exhilarating full-day game drive that promises to be a highlight of your journey. With your picnic lunch in tow, you’ll set out on your safari, ready to uncover the wonders that this iconic wilderness has to offer. Throughout the day, your expert guide will navigate the diverse landscapes of Masai Mara, guiding you in search of the renowned “Big Five” – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceroses. The Mara’s rich ecosystem also presents opportunities to spot other fascinating creatures, such as hippos lounging by the water’s edge and Nile crocodiles stealthily gliding through the river. As the sun climbs higher in the sky, you’ll find the perfect spot to enjoy your picnic lunch. Nestled under the shade of a Croton tree, you’ll have the chance to relax and dine while surrounded by the breathtaking panorama of the reserve. This serene moment allows you to absorb the natural beauty surrounding you, creating memories that will undoubtedly last a lifetime. Masai Mara’s allure extends beyond its resident wildlife. The reserve will captivate you with its diverse animal interactions and breathtaking vistas. It’s a realm where predators and prey engage in an ongoing battle for survival, creating a dynamic and captivating spectacle. As the day begins to wane, you’ll slowly return to your camp, your heart, and camera filled with the day’s awe-inspiring encounters.
MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
ACTIVITIES:
Full Day Game Drive

Days 8: Full Day at Masai Mara National Reserve

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast that fuels you for a day filled with immersive cultural experiences. Venture to a local Maasai community, an iconic indigenous group in Kenya. As you enter the village guided by your expert, villagers clad in vibrant red Shuka attire will gather, initiating joyful songs and spirited jumps. Feel welcomed to join this celebration, where Maasai men leap energetically to attract women, complemented by the melodious voices of women. Following this exhilarating start, delve into personal interactions with the Maasai. Villagers will guide you to their Manyattas, inviting conversations and questions, fostering genuine cultural exchange. Translations by your guide bridge language barriers. You can even try spear throwing and long jumps, traditional warrior practices showcasing their skill. Step inside houses to witness daily life, though you may find them cozy yet dim. After the village tour, explore shops offering Maasai jewelry and handicrafts. Prices might start high, but view these purchases as contributions to the Maasai community, supporting their livelihood disrupted by national parks and reserve. You will head back to the camp for lunch and afternoon rest. Your afternoon safaris start after high tea and head out on a thrilling afternoon safari as you look for what you will not have seen the previous day as the day comes to an end you will proceed to your camp for African bush stories at our campfire.
MEAL PLAN:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
ACTIVITIES:
Maasai Cultural Tour & Afternoon Game Drive.

Hotel Options at Masai Mara:

Zebra River Camp Zebra River Camp
Zebra Mara Plains Camp Zebra Mara Plains Camp

Days 9: Departure

Following your leisurely breakfast, it will be time to check out of your camp and journey back to Nairobi, a drive of approximately 5 to 6 hours. A farewell lunch at a local restaurant in Nairobi allows for a final taste of Kenyan cuisine and culture. Depending on your departure time, you might have the chance for some last-minute shopping or additional sightseeing. Finally, you’ll be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure, marking the end of an unforgettable Kenyan safari adventure.

Kwaheri (Goodbye)

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