Places to visit: Nairobi, Samburu and Masai Mara
This Luxury flying package takes you to two of Kenya’s best game sanctuaries- Masai Mara Game Reserve & Samburu National Reserve. It is designed for the busy safari enthusiast, who must have the best game viewing experience and stay at top-drawer accommodation.
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here, including the Big Five- lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, and elephant. It is in the Mara where that most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti in search of water and pasture.
Samburu, in Kenyas semi arid north is another wildlife haven. Here you will spot Africa’s big cats – lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. Some animals are unique to this northern Kenya park: Grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk. You will find the scenic semi arid landscape quite dramatic.
Day 1: NAIROBI – SAMBURU
0645 hrs – You will be picked from your Hotel and transferred to the Wilson Airport. Flight to Samburu takes off at 0800 hrs. On arrival Samburu airstrip you are met at the airstrip and enjoy a game drive en-route to Samburu Game Lodge. After lunch at the lodge, you have an early afternoon free, before going for an afternoon game drive, from 1530 hrs till dusk.
Then to Samburu National Reserve – a wildlife haven on the banks of the ever-flowing Ewaso Ng’iro river with a scenic semiarid landscape. Here you will spot Africa’s big cats – lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. Some animals are unique to this northern Kenya park: grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk. Also, it is here that Kamunyak, the lioness famous for adapting oryx calves, lived. Discover over 350 bird species including Verreaux’s eagle, secretary bird, lilac-breasted roller, marabou stork, Somali ostrich and others. The reserve is located within the lands of the colourful semi-nomadic pastoralists Samburu tribesmen who are distinct though related to the Maasai. Feel at home as you view the circular ’nkang’ Samburu family settlements. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge
Day 2: SAMBURU
0630 hrs early morning game drive in a safari vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing. Late breakfast to follow. Lunch will be provided at your lodge. You spend early afternoon at leisure, until 1530 hrs when you go for your afternoon game-drive till dusk. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Game Lodge
Day 3: SAMBURU – MASAI MARA
After breakfast at 0730 hrs, prepare for transfer to airstrip from where you depart to Masai Mara Game Reserve at 0915 hrs. You arrive at 1045 hrs and en-route to Mara Serena Lodge you enjoy a game drive. After lunch at the lodge you relax at leisure until 1530 hrs when you set off for a game drive till dusk.
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge
Day 4: MASAI MARA
On this day, you will enjoy a morning game drive at 0930 hrs and an afternoon game drive at 1530 hrs in the Masai Mara. The game viewing activity will be broken by lunch at the lodge at 1300 hrs. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge
Day 5: MASAI MARA
0630 hrs – early morning game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast.
Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience.
You will at 1015 hrs be transferred with a game drive en-route to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi departing at 1100 hrs. You arrive at Wilson Airport Nairobi 1215 hrs. Here our driver guide will meet you ready to transfer you to your Nairobi hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International airport.
– Scheduled flights as follows :- Nairobi – Masai Mara, Samburu – Nairobi
– Local departure taxes.
– Transfer to and from Wilson Airport, Nairobi and in the Masai Mara and Samburu
– Park entry fee for Samburu & Masai Mara
– Full board Accommodation in Masai Mara and Samburu
– Lunch at Carnivore Restaurant on the last day
– Service of an English speaking driver guide
– Game drives as per the Itinerary
– Any applicable Government taxes
– Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara – US$ 550 per person extra
– Extras at the lodges
– Tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
– Visa Entry fee in Kenya
– Holiday supplements
**PLEASE NOTE: The tour can be upgraded to a higher standard accommodation at an extra cost. It can also be cheaper if less expensive (but still good quality) accommodation is used. The final cost of the tour depends on your budget and preference.