During this 7 Days Maasai Mara Samburu & Lake Nakuru Safari, you will explore the diverse scenic landscape of the Magical Kenya through multiple game drives as you search for the Unique Mammal species in its National parks.
Samburu National Reserve is located in Northern region of Kenya on the banks of Ewaso Ng’iro River which is also the main water distributor in this region. The reserve was established in 1985 and covers an area of 165sqkm. The park is home to various mammal species including Lions, Leopard, Cheetah, Gravy Zebra, wild dogs, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, grant gazelles, impalas, water bucks, hippos, dik-diks, warthogs, cape Bufaloes, elephants, elands, jackals, fox, hyena, aardvark klipspringer, mongooses and Bats. The reserve is also home to about 450 bird species including golden breasted starling, white-headed moosebird, Sulphur breasted bush shrike, blue-necked Somali ostrich, Kori bustard, martial eagle, secretary bird, Egyptian vulture, vulturine guinea fowl, yellow-billed hornbill, golden pipit, palm nut vulture, chestnut weaver, lanner falcon among others.
Lake Nakuru National Park also known as a “Beautiful bird Haven” is located in the West Central Kenya and it is one of the saline lakes of the lake system lying within the Great rift valley of Eastern Africa. The park boosts of over 400 bird species including vast numbers of pink flamingoes, Abyssinian thrush, large flocks of pelicans, Bateleur, Arrow-marked babbler, and also mammals like waterbucks, impalas, warthogs, elands, lions, leopards, hippopotamus, giraffes, black and white rhinos, African wild dog, vervet monkeys, olive baboon, colobus monkeys and many more.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is located in the South Western region of Kenya along the Great Rift Valley area in Norok County Kenya adjacent to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Maasai Mara National Reserve was established in 1961 as a wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 520 sqkm of the current Mara Triangle. Later it was converted into a Game Reserve and by 1984 the park had a total area of 1510sqkm. The park is dotted with acacia trees, shrubs and bushes and has 2 draining rivers which are Maasai Mara River and Talek River. The park is a unique wildlife conservation haven famous for its Natural diversity of wildlife like the Big 5 mammals which are Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes and Rhinos in large numbers as well as other mammals like Cheetahs, zebras, wildebeests, crocodiles, hippos, giraffes, duikers, impala hartebeests, roan antelopes, topi, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelles. The park also boosts of over 500 bird species like Bateleur, Secretary bird, Schawlow’s turaco, Abdim’s stork, Hammerkops, Temminck’s courser, Southern ground hornbill, Usambiro barbet, Saddle-billed stork, Giant kingfisher, Woolly-necked stork, Black-headed heron, Giant kingfisher, African jacana, Crowned lapwing, Malachite kingfisher, Grey-headed kingfisher among others. Maasai Mara National Reserve is also famous for its annual Wildebeest Beast Migration where Millions of these creatures migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park which occurs between July and October making it one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
Day 1: Arrival and Pick up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – Drive to Samburu National Reserve – Evening Game Drive
The 7 Days Maasai Mara Samburu & Lake Nakuru Safari will begin with a pick up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or your Hotel. Our Professional driver guide will meet and greet you, he will then brief you about the Safari and thereafter embark on about 6 hours drive to Samburu National reserve located in the Northern region of Kenya. With a bit of luck, you will enjoy an early morning sunrise over Mount Kenya as you drive through the lush farmlands to Samburu National Reserve. Upon arrival, you will check into your accommodation for lunch and relaxation. Later you will have an evening game drive which will enable you view mammal species like grant gazelles, impalas, water bucks, warthogs, cape Bufaloes, elephants, elands, jackals, fox, hyenas among others and then return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight.
Day 2: Samburu National Reserve – Full day Game Drive
Day 2 of your Safari will begin with an early morning breakfast and thereafter you will head out to the park for an exciting encounter with Samburu’s wildlife offerings. You will catch sights of different wildlife species like grant gazelles, impalas, water bucks, hippos, dik-diks, warthogs, cape Bufaloes, elephants, elands, jackals, lions, leopards, cheetahs. Your guide will also be on the watch out for the rare and endangered species of Samburu National Reserve like Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, Somali Ostrich, Gravy Zebra and wild dogs. You will then return back for a delicious lunch at your lodge. You will spend your entire afternoon relaxing as you await a unique evening game drive which will enable you spot some of the cats you failed to see during your morning game drive, you will as well continue to the Ewaso Nyiro river where you will see hippos and crocodiles . You will then return back for your dinner and an overnight.
Day 3: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Reserve
Day 3 of your Safari Tour and Holiday will start with a delicious morning breakfast and thereafter you will check out of your accommodation and go for a morning game drive as you exit Samburu National Reserve to proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park. This drive will take about 7 hours including a lunch stopover. You will drive to your accommodation while enjoying sights of various mammal species like elephants, giraffes, waterbucks, black and white rhinos, buffalos among others. Later you will have your dinner and an overnight.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Morning Game drive – Transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve
Day 4 of your 7 Days Maasai Mara Samburu & Lake Nakuru Safari will begin with a delicious breakfast and thereafter proceed for short game drive around Lake Nakuru to watch the eye-catching flocks of the Greater and the lesser flamingos which color the shores of Lake Nakuru pink, you will take various memorable pictures and then later proceed to the Rhino sanctuary which is a home to about 100 white rhinos and 50 black rhinos. You will return to your lodge for lunch and then drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve which is about 4 hours drive. Upon arrival you will check into your accommodation and then go on a relaxed scenic drive until sunset in the rosy grassy hills in search for African wildlife like Elephants, Buffaloes, giraffes, duikers, impala hartebeests, roan antelopes, topi, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelles. Later you will return for your dinner and an overnight.
Day 5: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Full day Game Drive
After your delicious breakfast, you will embark on a full day game drive with your packed lunch which will give you an encounter with mammal species like zebras, wildebeests, hippos, giraffes, duikers, impala hartebeests, roan antelopes, topi, wildebeest and Thomson’s gazelles, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and if lucky you will as well spot leopards, lions, hyenas. Later in the evening hours, return back to your lodge with an amazing evening game drive with an armed park ranger as well as spotlight torches to help you easily spot the nocturnals in the night as they hunt and feed on their prey for example the lions, leopards, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs among others. You will then return back for your dinner and an overnight.
Day 6: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Morning Nature walk – Afternoon Maasai Community Encounter
On waking up on this day of your Safari, you will delight on your breakfast and then later go for a 2 hour Nature walk with a local Maasai guide who will share his experience and expertise with you. He will teach you about the hidden secrets of the African savannah, how the Maasai people track wildlife and birds, and also how they find medicine in the bush. You will then return back to your lodge for a mouth-watering lunch. In the late afternoon, you will head out to the Maasai Community living near the park for a rich encounter which will give you the definition of a true African Culture. You will then return back for your dinner as well as an overnight.
Day 7: Morning Game Drive – Drive back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or your Hotel
Your final day of the 7 Days Maasai Mara Samburu & Lake Nakuru Safari will begin with an early morning lovely breakfast, check out of your lodge and thereafter you will head out for your final encounter with the magical wildlife species of Maasai Mara as you exit the park. You will then proceed to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in order to catch up with your flight or drive to your Hotel for another night in Nairobi. Thank you so much for specifically choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations on the 7 Days Maasai Mara Samburu & Lake Nakuru Safari, we hope to see you again!!!