Kenya Under Canvas Safari
Day 1: Nairobi-Samburu
On arrival your driver/guide will give a brief on your safari. Later proceed to Samburu Game Reserve. The Samburu Game Reserve is popularly known as “Born Free Country”, made famous by the world-renowned conservationist and artist, the Late Joy Adamson and her lioness, Elsa. The area is inhabited predominantly by the Samburu people, a proud and fierce warrior tribe from the Maa speaking people, the most famous of whom are the Maasai. The Reserve, and particularly the oasis like areas on the banks of the river, is home to a wide variety of bird life. Dinner & overnight at Samburu Intrepid
Day 2: Samburu
Embark on an early morning game drive. Animals that abound in the park include the lion, elephant, giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, crocodile, cheetah, buffalo and rhino among other species. Later return for breakfast and relaxation. At 1600hrs embark on an afternoon game drive.
Dinner & overnight at Samburu Intrepid
Visit a cultural Samburu Village
Day 3: Samburu-Nakuru
After an early breakfast, check out of the lodge your next destination is the Lake Nakuru National Park, a true ornithological paradise with hundreds of bird species on record, the most famous being the long legged pink flamingo. The park is a sanctuary for the endangered white and black rhino and other species of big game are also to be found in abundance. These include the lion, leopard, giraffe, zebra, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelles, warthog, etc Arrive in time for lunch; after a short rest embark on an afternoon game drive around the lake. Later return to the lodge. Dinner & overnight stay at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
Day 4: Nakuru-Masai Mara
Check out of the lodge and proceed on to the world renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve. A visit to this magnificent Safari Country would be incomplete without taking a safari to what is often described as the big game reserve on the continent. Masai Mara abounds with big game that can be sighted everywhere on the golden savannah plains. The Mara also enjoys a proliferation of birdlife with over 400 species on record, and is a photographers and naturalist’s paradise. The famous ‘Big Five’ i.e. lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino are found in abundance. Other species include hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, zebras, elands, and cheetahs, various species of gazelles, wildebeests, kongonis, and topis among many others.
On arrival at the Mara, check in at the camp in time for lunch.
At 1600 hrs embark on an afternoon game drive. Later return to the camp. Dinner & overnight stay at Sekenani Camp
Day 5: Masai Mara
Full day spent in the Mara with morning and afternoon game drives.
Other optional activities include:
Cultural visit to a Masai Village
Dinner & overnight stay at Sekenani Camp
Day 6: Masai Mara-Nairobi
Check out of the camp after breakfast. Start your journey to Nairobi this is a six hours drive. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure with last minute shopping. In the evening transfer to the airport for your home bound flight.
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