10-Day Unique Kenyan Wildlife & Cultural Experience
Kenya is a country that beckons with rich culture, breathtaking landscapes and some of the most exciting wildlife encounters in the world. Whether you want to search for the Big Five, learn how to do the jumping dance with the Massai people, or eat traditional Kenyan food. From the snow-capped peak of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro, To the golden, Grassy plains of Lake Nakuru, And the savanna grassland of Masai Mara. Kenya does the great outdoors like nowhere else. Kenya is waiting for you to explore.
Day 1 : Nairobi To Samburu
You will be picked by our company representative from the airport or your accommodation facility in Nairobi City for a scenic drive to Samburu National reserve. Drive North through the fertile highlands of Kenya where a vibrant agricultural economy of tea and coffee is the source of livelihood. Pass through the equator and arrive at Samburu in good time for lunch.
Embark on your first game drive this afternoon to Experience this wildlife conservation haven famous for an abundance of rare species of animals such as the Gravy Zebras, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffes, Gerenuks and the beautiful Oryx plus a cultural heritage of the Samburu people (the butterfly people). Retreat to the camp at Sunset.
Day 2 : Samburu- Samburu
Depart for an early morning game drive in search of the (Samburu big five) in this reserve whose breath-taking panorama, Flora and Fauna is unique and endemic to Kenya’s Northern hemisphere and return for your late breakfast.
Then spend the middle of the day relaxing just like the animals do, Read your favorite book or write your journal, head out again at (16:00hrs) as the day begins to cool. Spot the Samburu special five before retiring back to the Hotel/Lodge/camp late in the evening.
Day 3 : Samburu To Ol Pajeta
After a leisurely breakfast, You will drive south of Samburu arriving in Serena sweet waters camp in good time for lunch. After lunch, get to familiarize yourself with the camp which has a waterhole adjacent to the bar area.
Embark on an afternoon game drive starting with the chimpanzee sanctuary and later to this gorgeous park that is known to have the biggest concentration of the white and black rhinos. Other animals around here are giraffes, gazelles, elephants, lions cheetahs and many others. Ol Pejeta is also known to be the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and home to two of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market.
Day 4 : Ol pejeta to lake nakuru
Today after breakfast, drive southwards for another scenic drive to Lake Nakuru national park through the fertile highlands of Kenya where a vibrant agricultural economy of tea and coffee is the source of livelihood.
Pass through the equator again to the highlands of Nyahururu arriving at Lake Nakuru in good time for lunch. You check in to your lodge and later depart for an afternoon game drive in the park Returning back at sunset for an overnight stay
Lake Nakuru is among Kenya's finest national parks. The Park is gorgeous all year-round park, and boasts of rocky escarpments, patches of yellow-barked acacia forest and a waterfall. It is home to flamingos, both black and white rhinos; lions, leopards, buffaloes, hippos and the endangered Rothschild's giraffe. The southern end of the lake is the best place to see wildlife. The forested area below the rhino’s cliff is a favourite lion-spotting point where lionesses love to sleep in the trees; and leopards frequent the same area.
Day 5 : Lake nakuru to lake bogoria
Today after a leisurely breakfast, you will drive to lake Bogoria national reserve which lies south of lake Baringo (Approximately 2hrs drive from Lake Nakuru) arriving in good time. Check in and familiarize yourself with the lodge facilities before departing for your first game drive in the afternoon as the day begins to cool returning back at sunset
Lake Bogoria is a beautiful lake backed by the bleak siracho escarpment, famed for the highest concentration of true hot water geysers in Africa, and huge population of pink lesser flamingos which come to feed on algae. The lake surrounding is also host to the rare greater kudu, klipspringers, and many other herbivores.
Day 6 : Lake bogoria to lake naivasha
Depart for lake Naivasha after breakfast which lies south east of Lake Nakuru. it is a fresh water lake located in the great rift valley and has the highest elevation of 1,884 meters.
You will arrive in good time for lunch and thereafter embark in the afternoon for a boat ride and a walking excursion at lake Naivasha game sanctuary.
Boat rides on Lake Naivasha are refreshing experiences that take you on the breezy lake waters as you explore the diverse birdlife and wildlife on the lake and its surroundings. You will have a brief nature walk on the sanctuary, which is a great opportunity to appreciate the nature at the sanctuary. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7 : Lake Naivasha To Loita Hills
Depart Lake Naivasha through the Rift Valley floor Making a short stop in Narok town also known as the capital city of the Masai people. Continue driving southward to the home of the Maasai people, stopping for lunch on-route at Tepesua Maasai Village, which is known for championing Maasai women’s health and education.
Arrive and be welcomed by traditional Maasai warrior song and dance, after lunch, your host will explain the details of Maasai warrior training. Take a walk to the community village which was founded to alleviate the poverty of Maasai widows, who traditionally are not allowed to inherit property.
The village offers support, safety and economic growth through the ‘Tepesua Widows Income Project’. Spend the evening around a campfire and learn more about their age-old culture and traditions as you share stories with Maasai warriors into the night. NOTE- You can choose to spend the night at the village (bomas) or proceed to a nearby Mara Simba lodge while booking this Trip.
Day 8 : Loita Hills To Masai Mara
After a leisurely breakfast, you will visit a local school and learn the alphabets in Swahili and Maasai languages before driving through the Rift Valley floor again to Masai Mara National Reserve arriving in good time. Take a hot shower in a nice modern room (40 min from the village) Then have lunch. Embark on your first game drive in this famous reserve in search of the big five and other animals that call this place home before returning back to the lode at sunset
The Masai Mara ecosystem which means ''spotted'' in Maa language comprises of the famous reserve, community conservancies, group ranches and many Maasai villages. The reserve expanse of gently rolling grassland dotted with flat-topped acacia trees and trampled by massive herds of zebras and wildebeest.
Day 9 : Masai Mara -Masai Mara
This is a full day spent game viewing across the rich tree studded grassland and rolling hills of the famous "Eighth Wonder of the animal World". The Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game animals like leopards, Cheetahs & Lions. It also has numerous Elephants and virtually every other type of wildlife to be found in Kenya. You will have a full-day game drive in Masai Mara National Reserve.
Your lunch today is picnic lunch boxes in the savannah under a flat-top acacia tree while watching the animals grazing. Continue with the game viewing on-route to your camp, arriving at your late in the afternoon after thoroughly exploring this massive grassland savannah measuring 1,500sq km.
You have an option of booking a balloon ride today which takes off early in the morning. After landing, the crew helps you out of the basket and escorts you to a lovely setting for a bush breakfast. It is a lifetime experience and worth the price.
Day 10 : Masai Mara To Nairobi
Today after a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred back to Nairobi, proceed to carnivore restaurant for a celebratory lunch/Dinner and later be dropped at your hotel in Nairobi or at the airport to mark the end of your safari.
Note- We can also arrange for an internal flight or a Train from Nairobi to the coastal beaches of Kenya (Diani or Mombasa) if you wish to extend your trip to the beaches when booking this trip.