Vacation Itinerary: Travel to conquer space and time
Destinations: Nairobi City, Samburu Game Reserve, Mount Kenya Region,
Lake Nakuru National Park & Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Private Dates: Departs daily – Inquire for availability.
DAY ONE: EN ROUTE
Depart Home – En route to Kenya
DAY TWO: NAIROBI CITY
Welcome to Kenya, you will be met upon arrival at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our safari representative. Thereafter you will be transferred to your city hotel irrespective of the airline and time of arrival.
The Boma Hotel (B.B)
DAY THREE & FOUR: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
Early morning breakfast will be served followed by safari de-brief by our concierge and/or owners of DK Grand Safaris at the city hotel, thereafter depart by road crossing the equator line from southern to the northern hemisphere to Kenya’s northern frontier, wild and rugged Samburu Game Reserve which is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. Arrive at the camp which is strategically located overlooking the Uaso River in time for lunch. For the next two days, you are entitled to a morning and an afternoon game viewing in the reserve which is famous for its rare species of fauna known as the ‘Samburu five’ which includes the long necked Gerenuk, the Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, the Beisa oryx and the Somali ostrich among other wildlife and over 350 different birds species at the vast, open landscapes. You can combine you game viewing with an optional complimentary visit to Samburu Cultural village who are neighbors to the reserve and are famous for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life and you will have an opportunity to purchase some traditional Samburu souvenirs, art and collectibles.
Larsen’s Tented Camp or Similar (B.L.D)
DAY FIVE: MOUNT KENYA REGION
Breakfast will be served at the camp then depart by road to the famous Mount Kenya Safari Club. The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort’s is strategically located along the equator line with a magnificent view of majestic Mount Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa. The club was retreat for movie star and club founder Mr. William Holden. The club’s illustrious former members have included Mr. Winston Churchill and Mr. Bing Crosby. It has a unique blend and combination of comfort, relaxation and adventure. You have several options recreation activities available within the club: horseback riding, golf, croquet, a bowling green, table tennis, swimming, nature walks, mountain bike rides and an animal orphanage.
Mount Kenya Safari Club or Similar (B.L.D)
DAY SIX & SEVEN: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at the club, depart by road to the famous Lake Nakuru National Park which is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species and it’s an excellent park for wildlife viewing. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. For the next two days, you are entitled to a morning and afternoon game viewing in the park. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake which supports the blue-green Cyanophyte Spirulina Platensis, which is the main food source for the brilliant pink flamingoes that can be found wading on the lake’s edge. At times, there can be up to two million greater and lesser flamingoes and tens of thousands of other birds hence the park is referred to as the ‘Birds Paradise’. No elephants in the park though but other big four can be spotted including tree climbing lions and both black and white Rhino’s. Large animals which strive in the dry land surrounding the lake such as Rothschild giraffe, Cape buffaloes, waterbucks, gazelles, leopard, and several species of primates can be spotted as well in the park.
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or Similar (B.L.D)
DAY EIGHT: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
After breakfast, you will check out and processed by road along the basement of the Great Rift Valley to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve which is one of the great wonders of the world in terms of animal migrations, As per Abc news “Good Morning America’s show”. It’s also considered as a “must see” by almost all visitor going on safari. It is on the “to do” list for many because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and birds. Game viewing en-route to the camp/lodge followed by lunch. You will have some time to relax by the sun heated pool before you depart for an afternoon game viewing within the Mara North Conservancy or Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Karen Blixen Tented Camp or Similar (B.L.D)
DAY NINE & TEN: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Morning and afternoon game viewing for the next two days in the magnificent and private Mara North Conservancy which is part of the Masai Mara Game Reserve have been scheduled for you, the reserve and the conservancy are regarded as the most spectacular wildlife viewing areas in Kenya with over 95 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds. You can decide in one of the two days to book an Optional balloon ride over the plans of the Masai Mara which takes you over the diverse habitats of the Masai Mara Reserve; fly over the great Mara River, swamps, forests, wildlife & the African Savannah. The quiet, relaxing ride allows you to view an amazing assortment of wildlife from a unique bird’s-eye view. Surprise bush champagne breakfast is served upon landing. Afternoon game viewing has been scheduled as well on this day, or you can decide to book an Optional walking tour, viewing the animals on foot and getting closer to nature as you discover more rather than the obvious big five.
Karen Blixen Tented Camp or Similar (B.L.D)
DAY ELEVEN: DEPART
Breakfast will be served at the camp followed by check out; you will depart by road back to Nairobi with game viewing en-route. Farewell meals have been organized by our concierge team in a Nairobi restaurant. Later you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight back home.
(An optional schedule flight can be arranged from Masai Mara to Nairobi at an extra fee, please enquire with your guide and/or when booking)
DAY TWELVE: ARRIVE BACK HOME
Mostly probably this is the day you will arrive back home.