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7 days Aberdares - Samburu - Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara

Kenya Under Canvas

 

Day 1: Nairobi – Aberdares

Depart from Nairobi for The Ark or similar lodge. The Ark is situated in the Aberdare National Park, deep in the mountain. This unique lodge resembles a ship; overlooking a floodlit waterhole and saltlick which is visited by a variety of animals. Often seen here are the elephant, rhino and bushbuck. Occasionally a leopard or giant forest hog may be seen. Before driving to The Ark, lunch is taken at The Aberdare Country Club.

Dinner and breakfast at The Ark or Campsite.


 

Day 2:  Aberdares - Samburu

Leave The Ark after breakfast, to drive into Samburu passing through Isiolo, the gateway to "George Adamson's" land of lions, reaching Larsen's Tented Camp or similar by lunch time. Samburu is an open Savannah plan and in the vicinity of the Uaso Nyiro River.

One can find the dik dik, rhino, buffalo, elephants, cheetah, leopard and lion. Unique to this area are the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, the long-necked gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx, of course not forgetting the hippos and crocodiles in the river and a hundred different species of birds including the Somali ostrich.

Dinner and overnight at a lodge / camp.


 

Day 3: Samburu

Full day in Samburu National Reserve, with leisure break after lunch.

Dinner and overnight at a lodge / campsit.


 

Day 4: Samburu - Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, depart for Delamere camp, Lion Hill camp or similar. The Delamere camp is situated on the shoreline of Lake Elementaita, in the Great Rift Valley. The Soysambu Wildlife Sanctuary is a private sanctuary, hosting thousands of lesser and greater flamingos and the only Great White Pelicans; plus a variety of other beautiful water birds. In Soysambu, one has the opportunity to view game while on foot and to watch undisturbed birds form strategically placed points. Night time game drives are available too, giving one the opportunity to view aardvark, African wildcat, civet, leopard and white-tailed mongoose.

All meals at a lodge / campsite.


 

Day 5: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara

Leave after breakfast and drive to the Sarova Mara camp or Sekenani or similar, situated in Masai Mara; the richest game park in Kenya. Set up very naturally between two streams, the Sarova Mara camp gives you the opportunity to view a wide selection of wildlife such as lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard, rhino, giraffe and buffalo. Sarova Mara Camp is surrounded by beautiful gardens and lawns, with an abundance of exotic colourful flowers; truly a sight for sore eyes.

All meals are taken at a lodge / campsite.


 

Day 6: Masai Mara

This day is spent exploring the Mara plains for predators and a visit to the Hippo Pool; of course not forgetting a view into the Serengeti plains across the Kenya / Tanzania border.

All meals are taken at a lodge / campsite.

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Day 07: Masai Mara - Nairobi

Depart after breakfast, reaching Nairobi by lunchtime.


Please note that this is a guideline program that maybe customized according to travelers’ needs and preferences. The variations are normally made to improve the tour and your experience

The Tour includes:

  • Transportation from the meeting to the departure point
  • 1 Expert, English-speaking local driver/guide
  • All accommodations while on tour
  • Meal as indicated in the itinerary
  • Park Entrance fees
  • 1 litre of water per person per day

Tour excludes:

  • International flight
  • Visa and personal insurance.
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodations in Nairobi
  • Gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package.
  • A visit to a Maasai  Village

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