– Accommodation at Luxury Lodges including all meals
– All game drives
– Private airport transfers
– Park entry fees and reserves
– Transportation in a 6 seater safari minivan with English speaking driver/guide
You’ll explore the best of Kenya on this 7-day tour
All of the must-do activities
Explore the animals and adventure of Kenya, and so much more
Samburu National Reserve: Elephant Bedroom Camp
Resting on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River and neighboring the Buffalo Springs National Park, Samburu National Reserve is remote, hot and arid. The reserve spans over 165 square kilometers of the spectacularly scenic landscape featuring rugged hills, undulating plains, and riverine forests. The park is home to abundant wildlife including a variety of rare species such as the reticulated giraffe, the long necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s Zebra and Beisa Oryx. Samburu was one of the homes of ‘Elsa the Lioness’, star of the best selling book and award-winning movie ‘Born Free’. Visitors can enjoy viewing over 900 elephants, a variety of predators, and over 450 bird species.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy: Sweetwaters Serena Camp
Resting at the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain Range, in central Kenya’s Laikipia County, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. It is also home to the last three remaining northern white rhino in the world. Originally a working cattle ranch in colonial Kenya and now a pioneering wildlife conservancy, Ol Pejeta works to protect wildlife and provide a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees. The Conservancy is a popular safari destination and is home to the renowned ‘Big Five’ as well as a wide selection of other African animals including zebra, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, jackal, serval, hyena, vervet monkey and many more. Visitors can enjoy an assortment of outdoor activities such as horse rides, game walks, and nocturnal game drives.
Lake Naivasha: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and despite having no outlet, it is one of only two Rift Valley freshwater lakes. This beautiful lake is fringed by papyrus and acacia trees, a unique geologic landscape and supports a vast array of over 450 bird species. It serves as the main drinking hole for wildlife in the area such as zebra, eland, hippo, waterbuck, buffalo and much more. Visitors can look forward to excellent game viewing, intriguing night safaris, boating excursions around the lake as well as to Crescent Island for spectacular bird watching opportunities. Other popular activities include guided nature walks, horse riding, village visits and tours to neighboring national parks.
Masai Mara: Sarova Mara Game Camp
The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomizes Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles, and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.
Day 1 – Samburu National Reserve
Arrival Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve
On your arrival at Nairobi, after customs and immigration formalities, you will meet your safari driver-guide and start your journey to Northern Kenya, passing via Thika, which boasts the world’s third largest pineapple plantation. Enjoy your lunch en-route at the Trout Tree Restaurant and continue to Samburu National Reserve in the early afternoon. Enjoy a game drive in the park on the way to your lodge arriving in the early evening. Check into your rooms and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner will be served at the lodge.
Day 2 – Samburu National Reserve
Samburu Game Reserve
Today is filled with morning and afternoon game viewing drives.
Animals commonly seen are elephants, lions, cheetahs, Grevy’s zebras, giraffes, gerenuks, buffalos, Oryx, grants gazelles, dik-diks, and waterbucks. There are over 350 varieties of birds. These include the famous Somali Ostriches (distinguished by their unique purple/blue legs during mating season), kingfishers, hummingbirds, eagles, guinea fowls, and vultures. All meals will be served at the lodge.
Day 3 – Ol Pejeta Conservency
Samburu National Reserve – Ol Pejeta Sanctuary
Breakfast at the lodge. Thereafter depart for Ol Pejeta Sanctuary.
Upon arrival, lunch is served and afternoon game drive in the sanctuary with a visit to the chimp sanctuary.
The Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established with an agreement between the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute. The aim – to provide lifelong refuge to orphaned and abused chimpanzees from West and Central Africa. Over the last decade, Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary has been compelled to keep accepting chimpanzees rescued from traumatic situations – bringing the total number of chimpanzees in the Sanctuary to 38. Many are confiscated from cramped and unnatural living conditions, and many arrive with horrific injuries sustained from abuse at the hands of humans. Here at Sweetwater’s, they get a chance to start over. Dinner is served at the lodge.
Day 4 – Lake Naivasha
After an early breakfast, depart and drive to Nyahururu Falls for a photo-stop. Still known to many as Thomson’s Falls, its waters fall 237-feet making it the country’s highest. Continue in a south-westerly direction on into Lake Nakuru National Park for a morning adventure. Explore Lake Nakuru National Park very well known for its numerous bird species. Besides the greater and lesser flamingos, the park is home to many other bird species including, the great crested grebe, the black-necked grebe, little grebe, pelicans, cormorant, African darter, Egyptian geese, night heron, fish eagle, grey heron, Marabou stork, Sacred and hadada ibis. Animals including waterbuck are usually sighted along the lakeshore. This park is a contented home for the Rothschild giraffe. Baboon, impala, buffalo, monkeys, warthog, impala, reedbuck and eland are also resident here. However, one of the main attractions is the rhinos. The park is a designated rhino sanctuary and it is one of the best places in Kenya to observe them. Both black and white Rhinos thrive here. A delicious lunch will be served at Lion Hill Lodge and later continue with game drives. In the late afternoon, you will depart the park and drive to Lake Naivasha arriving in the early evening. Proceed to your lodge, check in and have the rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner will be served at the lodge.
Day 5 – Masai Mara
Breakfast will be served at the lodge.
Leaving the lakes area behind; begin your ascent up over the top of the Mau Escarpment. Then, heading south, you travel towards Narok, gateway to the Masai Mara and district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. You’ll travel across the “breadbasket” of Kenya, covered with acres of wheat and barley before you reach your destination arriving in time for lunch.
After lunch, enjoy a game drive. Masai Mara is a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries and punctuated by marshes and forests. Certainly the most frequented game reserve in Kenya, this 650 sq kilometer reserve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere. During the seasonal migrations, Masai Mara is home to up to a million wildebeest and an equally impressive number of zebras that move into the area from neighboring Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania. The reserve is home to all the “big five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal, and cheetah. The rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles.
Return to your lodge at dusk. Dinner is served and the rest of the evening is left at leisure.
Day 6 – Masai Mara
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Wake up call to be followed by early morning tea and coffee. 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 favorable atmosphere both for the game and the viewer. Lion, cheetah, and leopard roam the vast grasslands in search of their next meal, it may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like the warthog…whatever the players and the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awe-inspiring! Return to the lodge for breakfast, thereafter mid-morning at leisure to be followed by lunch. Afternoon game drive will follow, dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Departure
Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi- Depart
After your breakfast you will be driven to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at The Carnivore Restaurant, later you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home.
Day 8 – Departure
After breakfast and a choice of your activity, you will be picked up at Sussi Lodge and transferred to the Livingstone Airport for your flight home (not included).
|Departs Daily||$3,900 per person
Samburu National Reserve: Elephant Bedroom Camp
Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve surrounded by doum palms and other beautiful indigenous trees and shrubs sits this small and exclusive camp of 12 luxury tents – all furnished in rustic African style while offering all the comforts expected of a luxury Camp (hot & cold running water, electricity and herbal products).
The lounge and dining area offer vibrant safari colors with original oil paintings, soft intimate lighting designed to relax guests returning from an exciting game drive. Huge herds of elephant, prides of lion or the solitary leopard amongst other game are regular visitors around the camp providing excellent game viewing in a spectacular scenic background of rugged rolling hills.
Dining is a culinary experience with al-fresco breakfast, 3-course lunch and 4-course candlelit gourmet dinner set either under the African sky or inside the well-appointed dining area.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Sweetwaters Serena Camp
A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Tented Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury.
Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the waterhole. The central Rhino Restaurant is housed in the former manager’s house of this once colonial farm, and offers both regional and international cuisine. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centers on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivaled wildlife-watching.
Lake Naivasha – Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the resort is not only home to our resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on our expansive lawns.
With Sopa’s traditional and conscientious care for the environment, we carefully positioned all the buildings on our property so we did not have to fell any of the many trees there. As a result of this, we had to come up with a radically innovative and artistic design for the main public area building which now snakes its way between the trees with long and graceful curves.
The lodge features two swimming pools with a children’s section and a pool complex with its bar, snack kitchen, pizzeria, and health spa; tennis court and two conference halls with their four differently sized meeting areas.
Masai Mara – Sarova Mara Game Camp
Nothing quite captures the true spirit of East Africa like a safari in Kenya’s richest game reserve, the Maasai Mara. Sarova Mara Game Camp offers front seats to nature’s most breathtaking show – the wildebeest migration. The endless plains of East Africa are the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle where, from the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne coloured hills of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras and gazelle, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass.
Sarova Mara Game Camp is well positioned to enjoy this unique phenomenon. The rolling plains around the Camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration months, and the Camp is situated right in the center of their migration path. A wildlife safari puts you right in the middle of all this action. Get a first-hand account of this epic phenomenon and live to tell the tale. A safari also helps you acquaint yourself with the landscapes of this beautiful African setting.
Sarova Mara Game Camp is also the ideal choice for those seeking a richer experience of the Maasai Mara that goes much beyond just game drives. By virtue of its location and layout, the Camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from luxury tented living to bird-watching, mini golf, sports fishing and a unique insight into the Maasai culture at the adjoining Maasai village.
Note: Limited Availability, some hotels may not be available. Prices are per person.