Duration: 11 Days and 10 Nights
Price: Please Contact us about the price of this Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi
Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be meet by your Kimbla-Mantana driver/guide and taken to the historic Norfolk Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Samburu National Reserve
This morning you depart for the arid northern areas of Kenya, driving through the fertile areas of Thika and the slopes of Mount Kenya. Afternoon game drive to your Private Mobile Camp BLD
Day 3: Samburu National Reserve
Unlimited game drives. Spend the next two days exploring Samburu’s unique scenery and wildlife. Visit a Samburu village and school. Private Mobile Camp BLD
Day 4: Samburu National Reserve
(see day 3)
Day 5: Sweetwaters Game Reserve
After arrival at Sweetwaters Game Reserve, enjoy a day of game drives along with visits to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Morani, the tame black rhino who refuses to be released into the wild. Sweetwaters Tented Camp BLD
Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. Afternoon game drives. Lake Nakuru Lodge BLD
Day 7: Masai Mara Game Reserve
After an early morning game drive to see the flamingo as they really do look much pinker in the morning light, a scenic drive across the Rift Valley floor brings you to Masai Mara Game Reserve. You will be greeted with chilled drinks and a cheerful welcome back from your camp staff. Afternoon game drive. Private Mobile Camp BLD
Day 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Spend the next two days exploring the vast savannahs of the Masai Mara and viewing wildlife. Your guide will explain the animal behavior – and because of his expertise and experience, will take you to the best locations for the season to maximize your safari experience. Unlimited game drives. Private Mobile Camp BLD
Day 9: (see day 8 )
Day 10: (see day 8 )
Day 11: Nairobi
Bid a sad farewell to your camping team before your last game drive leaving Masai Mara and returning to Nairobi. A day room is reserved for you at the Norfolk Hotel until 6:00PM. Enjoy a farewell dinner before your transfer to the airport for your international flight out this evening. BD
Details: Samburu National Reserve is situated north of Mount Kenya on the banks for the Ewaso Nyiro River, which means plenty of water, trees and shade to attract wildlife like elephant, lion, giraffe, and zebra from the surrounding plains. This is an excellent reserve of scrub desert, thorn bush, riverine forest, and swamps along the river. The reserve is renowned for a range of rare game – Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, the long-necked gerenuk, and the Beisa oryx. There are also over one hundred species of birds found here, including the Somali ostrich. Leopard are often seen here. Your private mobile camp is set next to the river, a truly magical setting.
Sweetwaters Game Reserve, a 24,000-acre game sanctuary, has magnificent views across the plains to the snow capped peaks of Mount Kenya. It is home to all the big five game and has the highest ratio of game-to-area of any park or reserve in Kenya. Other wildlife found at Sweet waters includes giraffe, zebra, eland, oryx, waterbuck, Grant’s gazelle, Thompson’s gazelle, cheetah, silver-backed jackal, hartebeest and baboon. The reserve also boasts several hundred bird species. You’ll find the Sweet waters Chimpanzee Sanctuary here, which was established with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute. Here you will have the unique opportunity of taking a boat ride on the Ewaso Nyiro River, which flows through the center of the sanctuary where 26 orphaned chimps enjoy the peace and harmony of their natural environment. Additionally, you will also find a tame warthog by the name of “Carol” and a tame black rhino by the name of “Morani” – both rescued from the wild.
Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its massive numbers of greater and lesser flamingo. Lake Nakuru is one of the alkaline Rift Valley lakes and is a fantastic bird sanctuary, its shores populated at times by more than one million flamingos. This park has 56 different species of mammals, including black and white rhinos. Other wildlife here includes lion, leopard, Rothschild’s giraffe, waterbuck, reedbuck, hippo, baboon, pelican, and cormorant. The lake is an important stopover for thousands of migratory wading birds that head to and from Europe each year.
Masai Mara Game Reserve is one of the best known and popular reserves in the whole of Africa and undoubtedly the finest wildlife area in Kenya. Seasoned safari travelers, travel writers, documentary makers, and researchers often admit that the Masai Mara is one of their favorite places. All of the big five game is here: elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino. Other commonly sighted species include: cheetah, zebra, wildebeest, Thompson’s gazelle, Defassa waterbuck, eland, Maasai giraffe, and topi. From approximately July to October, you will be privy to the great migration occurring in Maasai Mara, where two million wildebeest, half a million zebra, and a quarter million gazelle roam the plains with all the big predators in tow. Masai Mara is home to over one hundred species of mammals and more than 450 species of birds. Your private mobile camp in the Koiyaki Concession area is situated next to the Mara River and offers an abundance of cool shade and bird life.