8-Day Safari in Kenya Featuring Masai Mara and Samburu

This 8-Day safari introduces you to Kenya’s finest national parks. You will visit the famous rugged Samburu National Reserve to see the “Samburu special five”, Ol Pejeta Conservancy for rhinos, Lake Nakuru National Park home to flamingoes and crowning your holiday with the visit to the world renown Masai Mara National Reserve.
DETAIL
YOUR 8 DAY ITINERARY

Join this Big 5 safari in Kenya. Upon arrival at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will perform clearance at the immigration. Proceed to collect your luggage and then move out to the area where guides and others await their guests. There, you will notice a Home to Africa representative (Tour Driver-guide) holding a placard bearing your names and the Home to Africa logo. You will be received and transferred to the booked accommodation to rest. *Optional (extra cost): In case you have arrived early and interested, you may choose to visit; the Giraffe Center, Masai Market, Karen Blixen Museum or the National Museum of Kenya among others.

Accommodation: (Ibis styles Nairobi: 3-Star) | Meals: Dinner | Transfer time: Approx. 30-40 minutes.

Day 2 on this safari in Kenya takes to explore the remote Samburu NP. You will be picked from your hotel in Nairobi and depart for Samburu Game Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch. At 1600hr, you will head out on a game drive in the semi-arid park that showcases the unique wildlife that Samburu is home to.

In addition to more ‘conventional’ safari animal sightings, you’ll also have the chance to spot the Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, long-necked Gerenuk and Grevy’s Zebra that form the famous Samburu ‘Special Five‘. The park is also home to large herds of elephants as well as lions, leopards, zebras, and more. After your game drive, you’ll return to the camp and rest.

Accommodation: (Ashnil Samburu Camp: 3.5-Star) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 6 hours.

Today we rise up early and enjoy our breakfast and by 6:30am we set out in the park in search of rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long-necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx. These are the “special 5” on this safari in Kenya. Before it is hot, we return to the camp for lunch. Samburu is hot and it is at times not advisable to have a full day game drive.

We head out for our evening game drive between 1600hrs to 1830hrs. Other wildlife present in the park includes cheetahs and lions, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos. Besides, the park is a bird haven and boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others. Finally, we will return for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: (Ashnil Samburu Camp: 3.5-Star) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: n/a

Depart Samburu for Ol Pejeta Conservancy. We will arrive at camp with enough time to settle in before lunch with a little time to relax before we head out for our evening game drive. Host to all the members of the ‘Big Five, the conservancy has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya.

At the forefront of the Kenyan conservancy programme, the conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species. Dinner and overnight at the conservancy. *Optional: If interested, night game drive can be arranged at an additional cost.

Accommodation: (Sweetwaters Serena Camp: 4-Star) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Drive Time: 3-4 hours.

We will have breakfast and then depart Ol Pejeta for Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru National Park offers you a rare insight into Kenya’s most diverse flora, fauna and wildlife and is famous for its huge flocks of pink flamingos. The birds’ throng on Lake Nakuru and the lake itself, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes that comprises almost a third of the park’s area is amazing. More than 450 species of birds have been recorded here as well as a rich diversity of other wildlife.

Lake Nakuru is surely a special destination on this safari in Kenya. Lions, leopards, warthogs, waterbucks, pythons, and white rhinos are just some of the animals you might see, and the landscapes range from sweeping grasslands bordering the lake to rocky cliffs and woodland. The park also protects the largest euphorbia candelabrum forest in Africa. After a satisfying encounter, we will head to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: (Lake Nakuru lodge: 3.5-Star) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer time: Approx. 5 hours.

A safari in Kenya is simply incomplete without a visit to famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Rise up early for breakfast, check out and depart Lake Nakuru National Park for Masai Mara Game Reserve. We anticipate to arrive at the camp with enough time to settle in before lunch with a little time to relax before we head out for our evening game drive between 1600hrs to 1830hrs.

Masai Mara is one of the lushest reserves in Africa, and is globally renowned for the Great Migration when thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle travel to and from the Serengeti, from Late July through October. In the Mara River, throngs of hippos and crocodiles lurk awaiting their unsuspecting prey.

Accommodation: (Zebra Plains Mara Camp: 3-Star) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 5 hours.

Rise early today for breakfast. As the cool, fresh air fills your lungs, you will feel invigorated and rejuvenated, ready for a great full day game drive on this safari in Kenya. Roll down the windows or stand up through the customized pop up roof hatch and enjoy this unhindered 360 views, and the possibilities for what lies ahead.

Masai Mara Game Reserve is known for providing excellent predator sightings in their natural habitats thanks to its relatively large populations of lion, cheetah, and leopard. We will also anticipate to see lots of Elephants, Masai giraffe, common zebra, impala, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles, Topi, Hartebeest, Black-backed jackal, spotted hyena and more. Return to the safari camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: (Zebra Plains Mara Camp: 3-Star) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. n/a

*Optional: At an additional cost towards park entry, you may choose to have another morning game drive in the reserve before setting off to Nairobi. You may also opt to have a Masai village visit at USD 20 per person. Otherwise, after a relaxed breakfast, depart the camp for Nairobi with lunch en route and arriving Nairobi in the afternoon. You will be dropped off at your Nairobi hotel or at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight back home bringing to an end what could be a lifetime experience. This safari in Kenya has come to an end. Thank you for travelling with Home To Africa.

Accommodation: Recommended on request | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch | Transfer Time: Approx. 5-6 hours.

PRICE PER PERSON

1 pax

USD 4,970

2 pax

USD 3,420

3 pax

USD 3,200

4 pax

USD 2,990

5 pax

USD 2,860

6 pax

USD 2,710

Price Includes

Park entry fees to the above-mentioned National Parks and Game Reserves.

All activities (unless labeled as optional).

Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section).

Drinking water during the safari.

Accommodation in safari camps and lodges.

Roundtrip transfer.

A professional and experienced Tour driver-guide.

Transport in open roof 4×4 safari land-cruiser.

All Taxes/VAT.

Price Excludes

Accommodation on the last day.

International flights (from/to home).

Extra meals, soft and alcoholic drinks etc.

Increase in park fees, hotel prices etc.

Driver guide’s gratuity (recommended).

Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Optional activities such as hot air balloon safari in Masai Mara, Samburu village visits, night game drive in Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Other special arrangements that you may ask.

YOUR TOUR ROUTE
safari in Kenya

WHAT ARE THE BIG 5 SAFARI ANIMALS?

The “Big Five” safari animals are the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo.

Originally a hunting term that referred to the difficulty in stalking these dangerous African mammals, it was considered a trophy hunters’ feat to bring them home.

That’s not a view we share, and our team are passionate about their conservation. On our big 5 safari in Kenya, you’ll get to see the magnificence of these animals in their natural habitat. Take a look at what’s in store on this incredible adventure.

Safari Package Info

Duration: 8 days & 7 nights
Price P/P (2pax): $3,420
A 60% deposit is due upon booking this tour.
Kenya
Private, family-friendly safari.

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