Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru And Masai Mara Safari

7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Overview

CountryKenya
Duration7 Days 6 Nights
RoutingNairobi – Samburu (2) – Ol Pejeta (1) – Lake Nakuru (1) – Masai Mara (2) – Departure
TransportationPrivate 4WD Safari minibus OR 4 x4 land cruiser with an expert safari guide
Accommodation3 – 4 star safari lodges or tented camps

 

Summary Itinerary

DAYLOCATION MEALSACTIVITY
Day 1Samburu National ReserveL, D
  • Pick up from Nairobi Airport (JKIA) or city hotel
  • Drive to Samburu
  • Game Viewing
Day 2Samburu National ReserveB, L & D
  • Morning and Afternoon Game Viewing
  • Spot the ‘Samburu Special Five’
  • Samburu cultural village tour (Optional activity)
Day 3Ol Pejeta ConservancyB, L & D
  • Drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Game Viewing
  • Visit Morani Center and Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Day 4Lake  Nakuru National ParkB, L & D
  • Drive to Lake Nakuru
  • Game Viewing in Lake Nakuru
  • Visit Out of Africa Look Out
Day 5Masai Mara Game ReserveB, L & D
  • Drive to Masai Mara
  • Game Viewing
Day 6Masai Mara Game ReserveB, L & D
  • Full day on safari in Masai Mara
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari (Optional activity)
Day 7Masai Mara to NairobiB
  • Early morning game viewing
  • Maasai Tribe cultural tour (Optional activity)
  • Drive to Nairobi
  • Drop off at the airport or city hotel
B – Breakfast / L – Lunch / D – Dinner

Tour Itinerary

Welcome to Kenya!

 

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and assisted by a representative from KAYLAN TOURS & TRAVEL. After a short safari briefing on the events ahead, meet our expert safari guide. Start exploring this beautiful country as you travel to Samburu National Reserve which lies 320 km north of Nairobi on the arid fringes of the vast northern region of Kenya. En route, you will have lunch at Trout Tree Restaurant. Arrive at Samburu in the afternoon and embark on a game viewing drive before later being transferred to your safari camp set on the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River.

 

The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species, including Gerenuk, the Reticulated Giraffe, and Grevy’s Zebra. The forests along the river banks are home to many birds, including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vinaceous Dove. These forests are also home to many Leopards, often seen at dusk. The sight of one of these beautiful and elusive creatures is always a rare treat. Lions are also frequently seen on the riverbanks, and Cheetah can be found on the open plains. On rare occasion, packs of African Hunting Dogs are sighted passing through the reserve.

 

Overnight – Samburu National Reserve    

Meals Included – Lunch and Dinner

Today discover the rugged, unending scenes of Samburu, the raw beauty and diverse ecosystem, where enormous herds of elephant traverse the vast, arid landscape and leopard den in the rocky outcrops. Start with an early morning game drive into Samburu National Reserve to seek out the ‘Samburu Special Five’: the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy zebra, the beisa oryx, the Somali ostrich and the gerenuk; all rare species that occur only in this part of the country. Look out for its well-known larger wildlife including elephants, lion and leopard. Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to the lodge to relax for the afternoon.

 

Overnight – Samburu National Reserve    

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Your journey now takes you to Ol Pejeta Conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares. On arrival, embark on a game viewing drive as you are transferred to your safari lodge or tented camp for lunch. Relax at leisure enjoying the hotel facilities before venturing to the park for a game viewing drive until sunset.

Find yourself in this land of the Big Five as you explore 90,000 acres of pure wild with an experienced guide who will share his expert knowledge with you. You will encounter elephants, wild dog, lion, hyena, buffalo, cheetah, rhino, and all the plains herbivores. Ol Pejeta Conservancy has some of the highest predator densities in the region, and aside from the big cats, there is a chance of seeing wild dogs. Other endangered species here include the Beisa Oryx, Jackson's hartebeest and Grevy's zebra. The highlights include the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa; a population of southern white rhino; a refuge for the last two northern white rhino left in the world; and Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, housing orphaned and abandoned chimpanzees.

 

Overnight – Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Exit Ol Pejeta Conservancy and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, where a leisurely drive will take you through the Great Rift Valley. Arrive and embark on a game viewing drive en route to your safari lodge or tented camp offering panoramic views of Lake Nakuru. Following lunch, you will have some time to relax, before heading out for an afternoon game viewing drive. Lake Nakuru National Park is Kenya's first and largest rhino sanctuary where sightings of both black and white rhino are almost guaranteed. The park is also well known for its bird life and offers a possibility to view flamingos. It is also home to the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Other wildlife includes; leopard, lion, hippo, Colobus monkey, and numerous plains game.

 

Your drive now takes you to the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. Arrive and embark on a game viewing drive en route to your safari lodge or tented camp for lunch. Relax at leisure this afternoon before venturing to the reserve for a game viewing drive until dusk.

Masai Mara is regarded as one of the premier wildlife sanctuaries in Africa due to its abundant wildlife. A visit to the Mara almost guarantees visitors to see lions, elephants, cheetah, leopard, cape buffalo, and rhinoceros, as well as giraffes, hippos, hyenas, Nile crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, antelopes, and more.

 

Overnight – Masai Mara

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This day you will have an early start at 6am with a wake-up call. Tea and biscuits are served at sunrise as you head off on your early-morning game-drive. This is generally the best time to spot the wildlife, as the temperature is cool and the animals are still very active, including the big cats, which will be returning from a night of hunting. After about two hours, return to your lodge / tented camp for a hearty breakfast.

 

At around 10am you will have a mid-morning game drive followed by lunch. Afternoon is at leisure before setting out for the last game viewing drive of the day (starts at 4pm). Alternatively, taking packed picnic lunch box from the lodge / tented with you, explore Masai Mara on a full day game viewing drive. The yearly wildebeest migration (July to September) coming through the park is one of the world’s most amazing wildlife spectacles. In between the wildlife activities relax and take a swim in the lodge / camp’s pool providing uninterrupted views of the majestic African bush.

 

Overnight – Masai Mara

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Wake up at sunrise for your last game drive; who knows, you may see some wildlife that you had not seen before. Return to the lodge / tented camp for breakfast. After check out, bid farewell Masai Mara as you set on your journey back to Nairobi. On arrival in Kenya's bustling capital city this afternoon, our safari guide will transfer you back at your city hotel or to the airport for your onward international flight. 

 

Drop off – Nairobi Airport (JKIA) or Nairobi city hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast

 

Price Guide

HIGH SEASON (March & November – 14 December)
No. of guests3 star3 ½ star4 star
Each of 2USD 1,742USD 1,952USD 2,085
Each of 4USD 1,446USD 1,655USD 1,788
Each of 6USD 1,347USD 1,557USD 1,690
LOW SEASON (April – May)
No. of guests3 star3 ½ star4 star
Each of 2USD 1,682USD 1,816USD 1,824
Each of 4USD 1,385USD 1,521USD 1,529
Each of 6USD 1,287USD 1,422USD 1,429
PEAK SEASON (January – February, June – October & 15 December – 31 December)
No. of guests3 star3 ½ star4 star
Each of 2USD 1,960USD 2,241USD 2,644
Each of 4USD 1,664USD 1,946USD 2,348
Each of 6USD 1,565USD 1,846USD 2,249

Safari Lodges And Tented Camps Used For This Safari

3 STAR
DAYLOCATION ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS  (3 star)
Day 1 & 2Samburu ReserveSentrim Samburu, Samburu Sopa Lodge
Day 3Ol Pejeta ConservancyComfort Gardens Sweetwaters
Day 4Lake Nakuru ParkLake Nakuru Flamingo Resort & Spa
Day 5 & 6Masai MaraAA Lodge Mara, Aruba Mara Camp, Ol Moran Tented Camp, Mara Concord Game Lodge, Mara Chui Resort, Sentrim Mara Camp Siana Springs Tented Camp, Elangata Olerai Camp
Day 7Masai Mara to Nairobi 
3 ½ STAR
DAY LOCATION ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS  (3 ½ star)
Day 1 & 2 Samburu Reserve Samburu Simba Lodge, Samburu Lodge
Day 3 Ol Pejeta Conservancy Sweetwaters Serena Camp
Day 4 Lake Nakuru Park Lake Nakuru Lodge, Flamingo Hill Camp
Day 5 & 6 Masai Mara PrideInn Mara Camp, Mara Simba Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, Fig Tree Camp, Basecamp Masai Mara, Il Keliani Camp, Sekenani Camp, Mara River Camp, Mara River Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Matira Camp Mara Kimana Camp, Oldarpoi Mara Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Loyk Mara Camp, Jambo Mara Safari Lodge
Day 7 Masai Mara to Nairobi  
 
4 STAR
DAYLOCATION ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS  (4 star)
Day 1 & 2Samburu Reserve

Samburu Intrepids Camp, Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Ashnil Samburu Camp, Elephant Watch Camp

Day 3Ol Pejeta ConservancySweetwaters Serena Camp
Day 4Lake Nakuru ParkSarova Lion Hill Lodge or Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Day 5 & 6Masai MaraAshnil Mara Camp, Sarova Mara Game Camp, Tipilikwani Camp Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Eden Safari Camp, Mpata Safari Club, Mara Siria Camp, Hammerkop Migration Camp, Mara Crossings Camp, Mara Siria Luxury Camp, Mara Maisha Camp Royal Mara Safari Lodge, Zebra Plains Mara Camp, Kandili Camp Emayian Luxury Camp, Mara Treetops Luxury Camp, Mara Engai camp
Day 7Masai Mara to Nairobi 

Safari Inclusions

  • Meet and Assist on arrival in Nairobi by a representative from Kaylan Tours & Travel
  • All Nairobi airport transfers (pick up and drop off)
  • All park entrance fees
  • Private Transport in a safari minivan, (Upgrade to 4 x 4 safari land cruiser on request)
  • Complimentary Bottled water provided in the vehicle while on safari
  • Services of a professional safari guide
  • Transfers to Maasai village for cultural visits
  • Memorable game viewing drives in renown Kenyan parks
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in safari lodges or tented camps
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Free Wi-Fi in featured hotels
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number / support
  • All government taxes

Safari Exclusions

  • Kenya Visa
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Nairobi pre safari overnight (can be arranged on request)
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages
  • Other expenses of personal nature
  • Optional excursions while on safari
  • Easter, Christmas and New Year Eve supplements (quotation for Christmas period on request)

NOTE

Maasai Tribe Cultural Tour USD 25
Hot Air Balloon Safari USD 410
Upgrade to 4 x 4 safari land cruiser jeep Each of 2 – USD 240 Each of 4 – USD 120 Each of 6 – USD 80

NOTE

  • All prices based on the lowest priced accommodation in the hotel category chosen
  • All prices quoted above are based on per person sharing in a double or twin room
  • Single Room Supplement and Child Rates in Request
  • Transportation is using a customized safari minivan with an expert guide from Kaylan Tours & Travel
  • Upgrade to 4 x 4 land cruiser jeep is available on request
  • Contact our Kenya safari experts on sales@kaylantravel.com to help plan your holiday in Africa