7 days – Samburu – Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara

Tour Samburu National Park, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara
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Samburu National Reserve is situated at the southeastern corner of Samburu District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It is bordered to the south by Ewaso Nyiro River, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The reserve covers an area of 165 Km² and is located around 345Km from Nairobi.
The Reserve lies within ecological zone V- which is classified as arid and semi- arid with moisture index of 42 to 57, which indicate that evapo-transpiration is greater than available moisture. The days are extremely hot while the nights are cool. The annual mean temperatures range between 18ºC and 30ºC, while the mean annual rainfall is 354mm with peaks in November and April. The dry season starts in late May, and goes up to early October during when large concentration of wildlife is found in the reserve due to availability of lush vegetation along the Ewaso Nyiro River, the main source of water to the Reserve and the nearby communities.
The reserve is reach in wildlife with fame for abundance in rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special). The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adapted the baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve). Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve.  Five species categorized as vulnerable have recorded in the reserve. These are African Darter, Great Egret, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle and the Yellow-billed Ox-pecker. Critically endangered species under CITIES – Pancake tortoise (malacochersus tornieri) is found in the reserve.
Lake Nakuru National Park lies on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with villages (enkangs) of Maasai people.

Available dates

  • Above cost based on two 4WD vehicles on exclusive basis
  • July/August are Peak periods for Safaris in Kenya and booking need to be confirmed early with a 50% deposit
  • Price is for adult and child rate applies from 2 – 11.99 yrs
  • Cost Includes: Meet and greet services, All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4×4 Vehicle with pop-up roof with an English-speaking driver-guide on exclusive basis, Guaranteed window seat, Meals and accommodation as specified, All park fees and government taxes, Filtered water will be provided in our safari vehicles. Travellers must bring their own reusable water bottle that can be refilled in the vehicle during the safari
  • Cost Excludes: Arrival and Departure transfers, Visas and international flights, Airport taxes (clients pay direct), Driver-guide gratuities, Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage, Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance, Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature

Additional remarks
We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of nonavailability. Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you. Specific language speaking guides must be requested at time of requesting booking and are subject to availability at time of confirmation. Return by direct flight from Maasai Mara possible with an extra charges.