6-Day Maasai Mara Lake Nakuru and Samburu Big Cat Safari

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Enjoy a fantastic lodge safari in Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Samburu National Reserve in Kenya. These are the best of Africa’s best game viewing destinations. This safari will start off with a journey to the beautiful Masai Mara via the Great Rift Valley which offers spectacular views, then proceed to Lake Nakuru and finish in Samburu. Masai Mara and Samburu are especially famous for their large cat population and also the fact that they play an integral role in the wildebeest migration.

Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve

Our safari guide will pick you up from your hotel and depart by road driving through the rich Kikuyu farmlands to the edge of the Rift Valley. Descend the escarpment and drive via Narok to Masai Mara National Reserve with a picnic lunch served en route. The Masai Mara is classic African savannah, and the sheer density of wildlife is amazing. Masai Mara is famous for its black manned lion and yearly migrations of wildebeest and zebra. Elephant, buffalo, rhino, gazelle, leopard, and giraffe are also found here. Have an afternoon game drive. Dinner and your overnight stay are at a safari camp or lodge.

Day 2

Full Day in Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, you will go for a full day spent viewing and exploring this spectacular national park. Wherever you go in the Mara, you will see an astonishing amount of wildlife. Of the big cats, lions are found in large prides everywhere. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still fairly common. Return to your safari camps or lodge in the evening for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 3

Masai Mara National Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, depart Masai Mara for Lake Nakuru with a picnic lunch en route. On arrival, check-in at Lake Nakuru Lodge and have lunch. A short nap will be followed by an afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru is famous for its pink flamingos and many other types of birds. There are rare species of animals, the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe among a wide variety of game. Dinner and your overnight stay are at Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Day 4

Lake Nakuru National Park to Samburu National Reserve

Depart Nakuru after breakfast proceeding to Samburu National Reserve on the fringes of the semi-arid northern frontier district of Kenya. A picnic lunch will be hosted at Thomson Falls. The scenic Nakuru-Nyahururu road passes through the hub of Kenya’s food basket and an insight into the living situation of the local population is visible. Arrive in Samburu in the late afternoon. Enjoy game viewing en-route to your lodge for check-in. Have dinner and your overnight stay in a lodge or luxury camp.

Day 5

Full Day in Samburu National Reserve

The whole day will be spent in Samburu National Reserve. The arid conditions have provided a habitat for distinct animal survival. Here we will find animals resident to this park only such as the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy zebra, the gerenuk, Somali ostrich, lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo and crocodile at the Ewaso Nyiro River which is the lifeline of the Samburu National Reserve. Other species of game are also found here. All meals and your overnight stay are in the same lodge or luxury camp.

Day 6

Samburu National Reserve to Nairobi

Have an early morning game drive and later come back to the lodge for breakfast. Have an optional game drive before the return journey to Nairobi with lunch en-route. After lunch, take a leisurely drive admiring tea, coffee, sisal and pineapple plantations. You will arrive Nairobi in the early evening. You’ll be dropped off at your resident hotel or airport.

Tour Inclusions

Park fees
All activities
All accommodation
A professional driver/guide
All transportation
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer

Tour Exclusions

International flights
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Personal items
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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6-Day Maasai Mara Lake Nakuru and Samburu Big Cat Safari

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