8 Days Aberdares, Samburu, Sweet Waters, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara

 Day 1: Nairobi – Aberdares

Penfam pick you from your Nairobi hotel or JKI Airport upon arrival early morning. Starting with the safari briefing and after depart from Nairobi for Aberdares National Park. This is a 3 hours drive to arrive at the Aberdare Country Club hotel in time for lunch. Afterwards take a brief nature walk within the club as you wait to be transferred to The Ark lodge in the afternoon for overnight stay.

The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts awesome wildlife including huge Elephants and Buffaloes. It has four viewing decks with balconies and lounges to provide superb game viewing from the comfort of the lodge.

Dinner and overnight stay at The Ark hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Aberdares National Park – Samburu National Reserve.

Starting with an early breakfast at the Ark and after leave for Samburu. This is a 4 hours drive with a brief stop at the Equator crossing line. Afterward proceeding to arrive Samburu Game Reserve with enroute game drive, check in and have lunch at Samburu Wilderness Lodge or similar.

The Afternoon game drive across the game Reserve in search for the big five except the Rhino. This includes other unique wildlife species includes Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich not found any where else.

Return to the Samburu Wilderness lodge /similar for Dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

Early morning game drive, return back to the lodge/similar for breakfast,mid day at leisure or visit Samburu village. In the afternoon, a game drive followed by dinner and over night at the Samburu Wildernes lodge/Similar.

Meals Plan: Breakfast ,Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Samburu National Reserve- Sweet Waters Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Early morning breakfast game drive en-route depart Samburu for Sweetwater a 3 hours drive arriving with game drive en-route in time for lunch,check in at Sweet waters Luxury Tented Camp, Sweet waters Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the only sanctuary for rehabilitation in Kenya of the chimpanzees with two groups living in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible.

The site is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area. Afternoon game drive across the Sanctuary. Dinner and overnight at Sweet waters Luxury Tented Camp.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Sweet Waters – Lake Nakuru National Park.

Early morning breakfast game en-route depart Sweet Waters for Lake Nakuru National Park. A 4 hours drive with a brief stop at the Thompson Falls and the Equator cross. Afterwards, proceed through the Great Rift Valley escarpment, arrive in time for lunch an check in at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.

In the afternoon, a game drive within the shores of the Pink Lake often referred so due to it’s Great masses of Flamingos. Currently due to climate change and high water level only few flamingos, Big Five except the Elephant can be easily spotted including the famous White and Black Rhino.

Afterwards, dinner and overnight stay at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge/similar.

Meal Plan:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park – Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Early morning breakfast depart Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara. This is a 5 hours drive and proceed to arrive in good time for lunch and check in at the Sarova Mara Game camp.

Later afternoon game drive, look for the Big Five Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Black Rhino, Buffalo, other rich game include Cheetah, Wildebeest, Zebra, among-est many.

Drive back to the Sarova Mara Game Camp for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve.

Starting with a morning breakfast and leave for a full day game drive with picnic lunch box to explore the magic Mara. The Masai Mara plains are full of wildebeest during migration season early July to end September.

Searching for the Big Five, namely; Lion, Elephants, Buffalo, leopard and the Black Rhino is very fulfilling and fun. Other wild animals in easy sight include the zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson’s gazelle, Hyenas, Cheetah, Jackal and Bat-eared Foxes.

Extend your drive to the Mara River where schools of Hippos and Nile crocodile are abundant in river. They lay in wait for a meal as the wildebeest cross on their annual quest to find new pastures.

Return to Sarova Mara game camp for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Masai Mara – Nairobi.

Early Morning game drive followed by breakfast at Sarova Mara camp, check out and depart for Nairobi. This again is a 5 hours drive back to Nairobi with en route lunch.

Drop off at your hotel or at the airport for your flight out to your next destination.

HIGH SEASON MID SEASON LOW SEASON
Period on Calendar 1st Jul – 31st Oct 2019, 23rd Dec 2019 – 1st Jan 2020 2nd Jan – 31st March 2019, 1st Nov – 22nd Dec 2019 1st Apr – 31st June 2019
Cost per person for Safari in 4×4 Pop up Land Cruiser USD-2,850 USD-2,440 USD-2,280

Similar itinerary staying at standard accommodation

Day-1 Nairobi to Aberdare overnight at The Ark Lodge

Day-2 Aberdare to Samburu overnight at Ashnil Tented Camp

Day-3 Samburu full day overnight at Sopa lodge

Day-4 Samburu to Sweet water overnight Sweet water Tented camp

Day-5 Sweet water to Lake Nakuru overnight at Flamingo Tented Camp

Day-6 Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara overnight at at Mara Leisure Camp /Azure Tented Camp

Day-7 Masai Mara full day overnight at Mara Leisure Camp /Azure Tented Camp

Day-8 Masai Mara to Nairobi.

HIGH SEASON MID SEASON LOW SEASON
Period on Calendar 1st Jul – 31st Oct 2019, 23rd Dec 2019 – 1st Jan 2020 2nd Jan 2019 – 31st March 2019, 1st Nov – 22nd Dec 2019 1st Apr – 31st June 2019
Cost per person for Safari in 4×4 Pop up Land Cruiser USD-2,530 USD-2,250 USD-1,900

Prices based on:

  • Prices based on Per Person in a group of 2 sharing in a double/twin. Request for individual traveler or groups.
  • Children between 12 to 18 years: 75% of adult price
  • Kids between 3 to 11: 50% sharing with parents
  • Toddlers below 3yrs Free.

TOUR COST INCLUDES

  • Pick up/drop off at the airport/Nairobi hotel.
  • Safari in a private pop up customized Safari Land cruiser 4×4 Jeep.
  • Accommodation as per itinerary or kindly choose from the option or your other choice
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide, request for other language speaking specialist
  • All National park and Game Reserves entry fees
  • Bottled drinking Water while on safari
  • Flying Doctors evacuation cover
  • All Government taxes and hotel levies.

EXCLUDED IN THE TOUR COST

  • International flights
  • Visas cost, Personal Insurance cover-commendable
  • Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplements
  • Soft/heavy/spirit drinks, tips or gratuities, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities like Masai Village fee $20 Per Person.

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Where to stay

Safari accommodation options for each location

Kenya Lodges / Aberdares National Park
Luxury level lodge / tented camp

Tree Tops Lodge

Comfort level lodge / tented camp

The Ark.

Economy level lodge / tented camp

The Ark

Kenya Lodges / Samburu National Reserve
Luxury level lodge / tented camp

Samburu Game Lodge Samburu Simba Lodge Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Ashnil Samburu Camp.

Comfort level lodge / tented camp

Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Economy level lodge / tented camp

Sentrim Samburu Lodge

Kenya Lodges / Camps ( Lake Nakuru National Park)
Luxury level lodge / tented camp

Sarova Lion Hill Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Flamingo Hill Camp.

Comfort level lodge / tented camp

Lake Nakuru Lodge Sarova woodLands The Pelican Lodge Sentrim elementaita.

Economy level lodge / tented camp

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Kenya Lodges / Camps (Maasai mara Game Reserve)
Luxury level lodge / tented camp

Mara Sarova Game Camp Ashnil Mara Camp Keekorok Lodge Tipilikwani Mara Camp

Loyk Mara Camp Mara Simba Lodge Ilkeliani Camp Base Camp Explorer Fig Tree Camp

Comfort level lodge / tented camp

Mara Sopa Lodge Mara Leisure Lodge AA camp Osero Camp Azure Mara Haven

Mara River Lodge Sentrim Mara Camp

Economy level lodge / tented camp

Enkorok Elangata Olerai Olmoran Tented Camp Mara Chui Camp Jambo Mara Camp

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