8 Days Fantastic Kenya Safari

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This fantastic safari takes you to Samburu, home to the rare Reticulated Giraffe (only found in the Northern parks), blue-legged Somali Ostrich, Grevy Zebras, the long-necked Gerenuk Gazelle and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx Antelope. Lake Nakuru is renowned for its spectacular flamingo population and one of the world's greatest ornithological spectacles and Mara where the annual migration of millions of wildebeests and zebras from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture occurs.

This fantastic safari takes you to the following destination;

Samburu, home to the rare Reticulated Giraffe (only found in the Northern parks), blue-legged Somali Ostrich, Grevy Zebras, the long-necked Gerenuk Gazelle, and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx Antelope,

Lake Nakuru which is renowned for its spectacular flamingo population and one of the world's greatest ornithological spectacles, and Maasai Mara where the annual migration of millions of wildebeests and zebras from Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture occurs.

Highlights
  • 2 nights Samburu Game Reserve
    Rare species – Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, oryx, gerenuk, Somali ostrich
    Experience local cultures
    Views of snow-capped Mt. Kenya
    Experience multiple climate zones
    Visit with local Samburu tribes, view their homes & culture
  • Scenic Thompson falls at Nyahururu
  • 1 day at Lake Nakuru
    Spectacular flamingo population
    Unlimited game-viewing
    Black and white rhino sanctuary
  • 2 nights Masai Mara Game Reserve
    Iconic world-famous game park – unlimited game viewing drives
    The Big Five
    Immense herds of wildlife
    Unforgettable savannah vistas
    Maasai people and culture
  • We offer an optional visit to a Masai village at Masai Mara. Please arrange this with your driver/guide. Cost: $20 per person
  • Hot air balloon ride at Masai Mara. See vast wildlife herds and landforms below. An unforgettable experience. Please enquire with us. Cost: $420 per person.
Visa & Health Information

Visa

Most nationalities do now require a visa for Kenya, including Britons, most EU nationals, Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, and Canadians.  At present single entry and transit visas are available online (see below) and soon all visas will have to be obtained online. Alternatively, visas are available in advance or on arrival. The Kenyan government is planning for all visas to be obtained online and may stop delivering visas on arrival on short notice. For the latest information please contact your local Kenyan High Commission or Consulate.   The cost of the visa is US$50 for a single entry visa and US$100 for an East Africa visa (valid to travel in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda – if the website still says coming soon please check with the Kenyan High Commission. You will need to first register to the e-citizens website (including needing a photo 500px x 500px) before you can start applying. For the application process itself, you will need details of the accommodation used (which we will send you) and itinerary as well as a photo 5.5cm x 5.5cm and a scanned or photographed copy of your passport’s bio/photo page. If after visiting Kenya you will also travel to Uganda and Rwanda, you may apply for East African Visa that will cover all three countries. This visa is currently available upon arrival in Nairobi. Please contact the Kenyan High Commission to obtain more information about the combined visa from Kenya.

Vaccinations

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis is essential and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Destinations
  • Kenya
  • Africa
Tour Types
  • Family/Kids
  • Adventure
  • Cultural
  • Family
  • Wildlife
  • Safaris
  • Snow Activities

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi

Meet and greet upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our representative and transferred to the Panafric Hotel for overnight on Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Nairobi - Samburu Game Reserve (320km – Approx. 5-6hrs Drive)

After breakfast, we drive north of Nairobi passing through the Equator and the majestic Mount Kenya en-route to the open savannah of Samburu Game Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch at Samburu Sopa Lodge. After lunch, you will have some time to relax before you go for an evening game drive. Come back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserve has a wealth of wildlife which include leopards, hippos, elephants, lions, Grevy zebras and crocodiles in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the reserve.

All meals and accommodation at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve – Full Day Game Drives

Spend the whole day exploring the park with an optional visit to the Samburu Village at an extra US$ 20 per person later in the day.

Samburu is home to a third of Kenya's giraffe species; the rare Reticulated Giraffe (only found in the Northern parks). This is also where you see the blue-legged Somali Ostrich, Grevy zebras, the long-necked Gerenuk gazelle, and the straight-horned Beisa Oryx antelope.

All meals and accommodation at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve - Lake Nakuru National Park (250 km – Approx. 4-5 hrs. Drive)

Rise early for breakfast, check out and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, stopping on the way for views of the beautiful Thomson Falls. Arrive in Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Relax at your accommodation after lunch till 1600hrs for a late afternoon game drive. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake in the Rift Valley renowned for its spectacular flamingo population. The lake is famed as one of the world's greatest ornithological spectacles. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to zebras, gazelles, Rothschild giraffe, impalas, black and white rhino sanctuary and other large mammals.

All meals and accommodation at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara Game Reserve (300 km – Approx. 6 hrs. Drive)

Depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving at in time for lunch. Afternoon game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

The Maasai Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to comprehend – indeed, over 450 species of animals have been recorded here! You will easily spot lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, buffalos, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, leopards, many kinds of antelopes and elephants. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place; the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savannah; lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas, and vultures.

All meals and accommodation at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 6: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Full day game drives

Enjoy a full day game viewing with picnic lunch on the Mara River over-looking the Hippo Pools and the savannah.
In addition to the game drive offerings you can also decide to take an optional hot air balloon ride (US$420 per person); or visit a local Maasai village (US$20 per person). Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. A visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.

All meals and accommodation at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 7: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi (260 km – Approx. 5-6 hrs. Drive)

After breakfast leave lodge for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. You will be dropped to the Panafric Hotel for overnight.

Optional Activities

  • You may opt to have your dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant for Game Meat- GBP 25

Day 8: Drop off at the airport

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure and doing last-minute shopping.  Later transferred to the airport for your international departure flight.

This marks the end of the safari full of unforgettable memories.

 

 

 

  • Nairobi airport hotel pick up/ drop off transfers
  • Transport in a customized minivan with a pop out roof top 
  • Services of an experienced English speaking safari tour guide/driver. 
  • Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodges / tented camps
  • Park entrance fees
  • Private game viewing drives
  • All meals on safari
  • Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle
  • The flying doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover 
  • Government taxes and local levies

Dates Price Single Availability
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Touring with Starluck Travel

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Group Size:1 - 20
Suitable For: 6-75
Accommodation:Comfort
Difficulty:Moderate
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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