Detailed Itinerary

 

About Samburu National Park

The Park was established in 1948. It is located about 350 kilometers from Nairobi. This is the place to be if you want you would like to witness pure Kenyan culture as you enjoy the view of the animals. Animals like the Grevys’ zebra, Tanzanian cheetah, Masai lion, reticulated giraffe, elephants and buffaloes are in this Park. The Park contains over 50 species of animals. Bird life is also in plenty with over 450 species like the Grey-headed Kingfisher, Bee-eater, Sunbird, Marabou stork and the Horn-bill. Waso Nyiro River is also a major attraction to tourists as it holds numerous aquatic species like the crocodile and the hippos, as well as other animals coming to drink water.

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    There are over 20 plant species in samburu National Park but the dominant plant species include the Acacia Elator, Down Palms and the Salva Dora Pesica. 

    The Samburu people are purely cultural and very colorful. The samburu women usually have a neck that is encircled all round with beads and their chins are painted with red ochre. The samburu men  also wear a cloth that is often black and is wrapped around their waist. Tourists are well accommodated by samburu people in samburu national reserve, friendly people as they love visitors. They will dance with you some traditional folk songs and give you very sweet traditional Samburu food. 

 

Day 1: Nairobi Transfer to Samburu

6 Hours: Travel time to Samburu

You will be picked at 7a.m. by our tour guide/driver and immediately depart for Samburu to arrive by lunch time. Check in at the camp and have lunch then relax by the pool. Afternoon game drive is at 4p.m.

Overnight at the Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 2: Samburu Full day 

Spend the whole day with a game drive in search of the big five and many other wildlife that inhabits this land. There will be picnic lunch on the banks of Mara River.

Overnight at the Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

About Ol Pajeta Conservancy

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Sweetwaters) is one of the top tourists’ attractions in Kenya and is located between Mt. Kenya and the foothills of the Aberdares. It’s a non-profit wildlife conservancy on a 360 km square or 90,000-acre piece of land dedicated purely to the conservation of endangered species. In a nutshell, Ol Pajeta Conservancy (Sweetwaters) works to conserve endangered wildlife species and generate income through wildlife tourism for investment in conservation efforts and community development or services. The park is a home to numerous wild animals that you can enjoy watching as well as the few surviving endangered species including; The black and white Rhino Conservancy.

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    The truth is that there're very few black Rhino surviving on the face of the Earth, and Ol Pajeta Conservancy is the largest Black Rhino sanctuary. The conservancy also provides a rare opportunity to watch the few surviving White Rhinos on the entire globe. There is also Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary in the conservancy which is a haven for abandoned, rescued and orphaned chimpanzees. It’s the one of the few places not only in Kenya but also globally where these amazing apes are found. Visiting the conservancy provides a rare opportunity to watch the world-renowned big five wild animals. These are the Lions, Buffalos, Elephants, Leopard and the Rhinoceros. There is also a large selection of other African wild animals like the giraffe, wild dogs, Zebras, hippos among others making the conservancy a popular tourist destination. 

 

Day 3: Samburu Transfer to Sweetwaters

2 Hours: Travel time to Sweetwaters

0700 Hours: Pick up from your Nairobi hotel and depart for Sweetwaters. Arrive at 1100 hrs at the park and have a short game drive as you head to the camp for lunch.

1400-1600 hours: Relaxation by the pool area

1600-1800 hours: Game drive

Overnight at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

 

About Lake Nakuru National Park

There are millions of flamingoes and few wild animals such as white rhinos, gazelle, warthog, and lion among others. The Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the few Great Rift Valley attractions in Kenya that have the potential to hold a large number of birds. The place has alkaline water ecosystem that suits other bird species such as European winter, black winged stilts, and avocets in which can be great experience. During courtship, a group of upto 10 individuals hold their heads and neck high and call to one another.

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    They then move the head side to side. Over the next several minutes, the rhythm increases and other members join in the frenzy, which can reach up to 50 individuals. It is one of the magnificent displays that everyone needs to experience. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, and the habitats around the lake systems attract a wealth of large mammals like rhino, elephant, buffalo, and leopard and provides one of the best areas in Kenya for bird watching.

 

Day 4: Sweetwaters Transfer to Lake Nakuru

5 Hours: Travel time to Lake Nakuru

0700 Hours: Depart for Lake Nakuru after breakfast to arrive at lunch time.

1400-1600 hours: Relaxation by the pool area

1600-1800 hours: Game drive

Overnight at the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge/Lake Nakuru Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

About Masai Mara

Located only three hundred Kilometers from Nairobi, the iconic Maasai Mara offers no less than one thousand five hundred and ten square kilometers of wild open savanna. It plays host to one of the modern day wonders of the world. All of the big five call the Maasai Mara home. Lions are easily spotted at the Mara. The beautiful Maasai people continue to graze their livestock in the wilderness ñ right alongside the wild beasts they have lived with for thousands of years. The Maasai Mara is part of an extensive eco system made up of eight large group ranches.

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    Mornings in the Maasai Mara are punctuated by the songs of more than 450 species of birds. Best of all, Maasai Mara can be enjoyed at any time of the year. There is more than one way to experience Maasai Mara. Visitors choose between a game drive, a guided walk, a hot air balloon ride, a visit to a Maasai village, and even a wilderness Marathon. With Go Kenya Holiday you can drive guests from Nairobi to the park. We also offer flying as an option to driving.

 

Day 5: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara 

5 Hours: Travel time to Maasai Mara

0700 Hours: Depart for Maasai Mara to arrive in time for lunch at the camp or lodge

1400-1600 hours: Relaxation by the pool area

1600-1800 hours: Game drive

Overnight at the Ol Moran Camp/Mara Sopa Lodge/Mara Sentrim Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 6: Maasai Mara Full day 

Spend the whole day with a game drive in search of the big five and many other wildlife that inhabits this beautiful savannah plains. There will be picnic lunch on the banks of Mara River.

Optional activities: Hot air balloon, a visit to Maasai village & guided nature walks

Overnight at the Ol Moran Camp/Mara Sopa Lodge/Mara Sentrim Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

About Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha has an average depth of 6 meters. A gorge along the lake forms an entrance to Hell’s Gate National Park, which contains some spectacular examples of water and weather-worn rock features as well as a great variety of flora and fauna. There is plenty of wildlife in the lake such as hippos, crocodiles as well as over four hundred different species of birds including cormorant, pelican, fish eagles. It has a healthy population of fish, which includes Tilapia, Black bass, and Crayfish which attract a variety of fish-eating birds.

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    The landscape around this lake is quite beautiful, make a trip to the place and expect one of the best touring experiences in a lifetime. You can have a boat ride for hours enjoying the close lake view of hippos and birds; ride along the island to see the different types of wildlife such as giraffes grazing. The crater game sanctuary provides a peaceful and quiet environment. There are several high-end resorts on the shores of the lake, delicious meals are served here and the traditional style high teas remain the best in Kenya. You can also try out fishing for fun at a very economical cost. Swimming is also allowed in some private as well as public beaches. At Hell's Gate National park one can have fun doing bike riding and rock climbing.

 

Day 7: Lake Nakuru Transfer to Lake Naivasha

1 Hour: Travel time to Lake Naivasha

0700 Hours: Depart for Lake Naivasha after breakfast to arrive at lunch time. Have lunch and spend the afternoon with a boat ride to Crescent Island. Enjoy a nature walk before riding back to the shore.

Overnight at the Lake Naivasha Sopa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

About Amboseli National Park

With the various attractions that everyone wants to experience the thrill that comes from the game drives and watching animals in their territory, Amboseli National Park is a great place to visit. The National Park offers the one of the best African wildlife adventure experience when it comes to the wide range of wildlife species, as well as the spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is renowned for its large herds of elephants. Other animals in the park are; giraffes, buffalos, zebras, hyena, lions, cheetahs, impala and even jackals among others.

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    Amboseli National Park also has a variety of birds. The Park offers one of the best sunset and sunrise views as it faces Mount Kilimanjaro. The view of the mountain is beautiful as it generates the water springs that makes the Park very attractive. The Amboseli National Park is surrounded by the Maasai community, who are known to embrace their culture which attracts many people into our country Kenya. The lodges are also beautiful and after the game drive one can enjoy their food and good services.

 

Day 8: Lake Naivasha Transfer to Amboseli

7 Hours: Travel time to Amboseli

0630 Hours: Depart for Amboseli to arrive late afternoon. Have lunch in Nairobi to allow an immediate game drive once you arrive in Amboseli.

Overnight at the Kibo Safari Camp/Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

 

About Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park is one of the largest national parks found in the coastal part of Kenya, and is also the largest in the country. The amazing Tsavo West is very mountainous hence, it is a home of many wild animals and birds. The weather is very conducive and excellent for wildlife. It also has swamps and lakes, for example the famous Lake Jipe and Mzima Springs.

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    In Tsavo West you will find large mammals like Maasai lion, elephants, leopards, black rhinos and of course the bigger birds such as ostriches. As our driver/guides drive you through the parks you will get observe how animals live and probably how they mate. In Tsavo West you can never complete a five kilometer ride without coming in contact with a lion or an elephant, of which you will be able to take clear photos.  You will also get to watch the strong waterfalls from Mzima Springs.

 

Day 9: Amboseli Transfer to Tsavo West

3 Hours: Travel time to Tsavo West

0700 Hours: Depart for Tsavo West to arrive at mid-morning. Have a game drive as you head to the lodge or camp for lunch.

1400-1600 hours: Relaxation by the pool area

1600-1800 hours: Game drive

Overnight at the Ngulia Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

About Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park is the largest part Tsavo, and with Aruba Dam in the middle, offers a pretty clear chance of seeing plenty of animals, in a very open environment. Tsavo National park has more than 500 species of birds. They include ostriches, buzzards, starlings, weaver birds, secretary birds. Others birds include herons kingfishers and hornbills.

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    Other known spots to visit in Tsavo East incorporate the Yatta level, one of the world's longest magma streams, the Lugards Falls on the Galana River, the Mudanda Rock a commonly dammed pool where creatures go to drink, and the Aruba Dam over the Voi River.

    On your way, you will see large herd of Elephant moving consistently with red dust, and also Lion, Buffalo, Eland, Giraffe Impala, Kudu and Rhinoceros. The closeness of Tsavo East to the coast views it as perfect safari destination for person's staying at the coast, or wishing to combine a safari and beach holiday.

 

Day 10: Tsavo West Transfer to Tsavo East

2 Hours: Travel time to Tsavo East

0700 Hours: Depart for Tsavo East to arrive at mid-morning. Have a game drive as you head to the lodge or camp for lunch.

1400-1600 hours: Relaxation by the pool area

1600-1800 hours: Game drive

Overnight at the Ashnil Aruba Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 11: Tsavo East Watamu/Mombasa (Drop off)

3 Hours: Travel time to Mombasa or Watamu

0700 hours: Have breakfast and depart for Watamu or Mombasa to arrive before lunch time. On arrival in Nairobi, you will be dropped off at a hotel of your choice.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

 

 COST

 Rates Per Person

 Minivan

 $3,466

 Land Cruiser

 $3,976

 

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Inclusive of;

  • All government taxes/VAT
  • Park fees
  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the tour description
  • Drinking water
  • Boat ride
  • Transportation in a customized safari minivan or Land Cruiser all with pop-up roof to facilitate game viewing and photography
  • All game drives as mentioned in the tour description
  • Services of professional tour driver/guide (s)
  • Lunch on the last day

Notes

  • Kids between 3-12 years pay 75% of adult rate
  • Cost for optional activities; balloon ride and visit to Maasai village is not included in the above rates