Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Wilderness View of Masai Mara Safari, Kenya

8-Days Maasai Mara, Naivasha, Samburu safari

Elite Luxury Kenya
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
5 days
From: $ 3,250 $ 650 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Samburu, head out for a game drive and see many animals graze
  • See the massive Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa made famous in the best-selling book
  • Visit Maasai Mara is one of unique reserve in Kenya
  • Experience wildlife, bird life, nature and culture of Maasai community

Short Description

This is a world classic adventure safari featuring Kenya's premium safari destinations. Masaimara is home to the eighth wonder called the great migration whereby millions of wildebeest and others cross the Maasai mara from Serengeti national park in Tanzania to Kenya Masaimara game reserve in Kenya. It also combines with Nakuru national park a UNESCO world heritage site featuring the pink birds (Flamingos). This day can be substituted by Naivasha in Absence of the migratory bird. Naivasha has epic birds for birding adventures. After this you travel to the Ol-Pajeta conservancy for chimpanzee and rhino sanctuaries.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Nairobi
End City Nairobi

Trip Includes

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned Land Cruiser

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Itinerary

Day 1: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Sopa Lodge Mara.

Morning departure from Nairobi, across its vast floor to the MaasaiMara Game Reserve, with its gently rolling grasslands, abundant wildlife and prolific birdlife. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and in the afternoon (4pm), a game drive in the conservancy where you might spot great herds of shuffling elephants, zebras clustered in geometric confusion, and sleepy lions resting in the shade of acacia trees.

Dinner and overnight stay

Day 2: MaasaiMara – Whole Day

Meals: Break fast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Sopa Lodge Mara.

Morning Breakfast then proceed to the reserve for a full day game drive and will carry packed lunch. Maasai Mara is one of unique reserve in Kenya. Its offer wildlife, bird life, nature and culture of Maasai community.

Dinner and Overnight stay.

Day 3: MaasaiMara – Whole Day

Meals: Break fast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Sopa Lodge Mara.

Morning Breakfast then proceed to the reserve for a full day game drive and will carry packed lunch. Maasai Mara is one of unique reserve in Kenya. Its offer wildlife, bird life, nature and culture of Maasai community.

Dinner and Overnight stay.

Day 4: Maasai Mara – Naivasha

Meals: Break fast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Sopa Lodge Mara.

Wake up for an early morning breakfast. Check out of the lodge and embark on your journey to Naivasha, Lake Naivasha is among the only two fresh water lakes in the rift valley and this lake is known for its great number of bird species. You will check at your hotel, freshen up and in the afternoon take a boat ride in the lake, then in the evening relax at hotel

Day 5: Naivasha- Ol-Pajeta

Meals: Break fast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Early morning breakfast and set of towards Olpajeta conservancy in Laikipia, this is a world renowned conservancy due to its effort to conserve the Rhino species and every year there is a marathon dubbed Lewa which raises money for the conservancy. Here too is home to a chimpanzee sanctuary hence you will have a lot to see. Spend your night in the conservancy.

Day 6: Ol-Pajeta _Samburu

Meals: Break fast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Samburu Game Lodge.

The Samburu National Reserve is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river in Kenya. On the other side of the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The park is 165 km² in size and is situated 350 kilometres from Nairobi. It ranges in altitude from 800 to 1230m above sea level.[1] Geographically, it is located in Samburu County.

This is a premium safari destination in Kenya for lovers of authentic game safaris and wildlife not forgetting bird watching paradise.

The Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa made famous in the best-selling book and award winning movie Born Free.

The Samburu National Reserve is also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting Oryx calves.

You will be able to view the sisal and pineapple plantations en-route. You will arrive just in time for lunch at Samburu safari lodge tented camp after checking in. Take an afternoon game drive in the park and view several animals including a third of Kenya’s giraffe species and the rare reticulated giraffe which is only found in the northern parks, gravy’s zebra blue shanked Somali ostrich, beisa Oryx, vulture, and guinea fowls among others. Meals and overnight stay are at the Lodge.

Day 7: Samburu Whole day

Meals: Break fast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Samburu Game Lodge.

You will have a full day in Samburu with morning and evening game drives. After breakfast we will head out for a game drive and see many animals graze. This is a semi-arid park and has got lots of trees, water, and shades which entice wildlife. You will also get to see the famous “Big Five” that is lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes, and many more. Meals and overnight stay will be at the Lodge.

Day 8: Samburu- Nairobi

Meals: Breakfast

Have an early morning breakfast check out of hotel and start your journey back to Nairobi.

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Optional Activities

This trip provides you optional activities at extra cost

Please note: The prices mentioned below are based on USD dollars

  • Maasai Village- $30
  • Balloon Safari- $450
  • Boat ride- $30

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 24

Accomodations

Value - 3 start level accommodations - “Value” fall into a mid-range budget and the accommodations can range from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Sopa Lodge Mara

Sopa Lodge Naivasha

Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Samburu Game Lodge

Additional Information:

Departure/Return Location – Nairobi

Departure Time – Please Ready by 6: 30 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM

Return Time-  Approximately 2:30 PM.

Wear – Comfortable clothing, boots, hat, jacket, Camera, Binocular and sunscreen.

Availability All through the year

Pricing Per person

Minimum Travellers: 2

Departure location: From the airport or your place of stay

Trip ID#:

MasMatKen

Trip Excludes

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Laundry
  • International flights

Meals Included:

4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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