KENYA

7-Day Essential Kenya Safari

This compact 7-day safari, contrasts the cool green of the forests of Mount Kenya, with the strikingly arid beauty of the northern Samburu National Reserve, before allowing for two whole days on safari in the magnificence of the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve.

Major Destinations:

Masai Mara National Reserve,
Mount Kenya National Park,
Samburu National Reserve

Activities:

Game Drives





DAY 1: MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK

Arriving at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and introduced to your dedicated driver/ guide. Heading north of Nairobi, you will drive through the green valleys that skirt the foothills of Mount Kenya before winding up her forested slopes to arrive in the private wilderness that surrounds your lodge. One of the world's highest National Parks, Mount Kenya is an extinct volcano some three-and-a half million-years-old, which sits astride the equator, and is uniquely capped with tropical ice. It is also a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site and the sacred abode of Ngai, the God of the Kikuyu people. Lunch will be served at the lodge while in the afternoon you are free to relax.

DAY 2: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

After breakfast, continue your journey north to the Samburu National Reserve arriving in time for a relaxed lunch at your lodge. In the afternoon, take your first game drive through this remote, arid, and beautiful reserve. Gloriously dramatic, the Samburu National Reserve feature rocky battlements, tumbling scarps, palm-fringed rivers, and mile upon mile of dry thorn scrub, which provides sanctuary for an exclusive range of essentially northern wildlife.

DAY 3: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Take an early-morning game drive: this is the best time to view the animals, which tend to be more active in the cool of the day. Return to camp for breakfast and a little relaxation before lunch. In the afternoon explore another area of this exceptionally varied reserve before returning to camp for dinner.

DAY 4: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

After breakfast in camp, drive to Samburu Airstrip for your flight to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by your driver guide who will take you on your first game drive in this famous reserve, arriving at your luxury camp in time for lunch. In the cool of the afternoon take another game-drive amid the rolling savannah of the Mara, which offers the ideal hunting ground for Kenya's famous "big cats," hosting Kenya's largest population of lions.

DAY 5 & 6: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

With two full days on safari in the magnificent Mara and morning and afternoon game drives, you have ample time to discover all that this globally famous wilderness has to offer. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of viewing with all the members of the "Big Five" (lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) in one morning.

DAY 7: NAIROBI

After breakfast in camp, enjoy a short game drive to the airstrip where you will connect with your return flight to Nairobi and your onward connection.

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