Samburu Game Reserve

Samburu Game Reserve

This is Kenya’s semi-arid region characterized by vast, open landscape, dried river beds, red volcanic soil, rock outcropping, river acacia trees and palm trees. Here you have the opportunity to see the five unique wildlife found only in the northern frontier i.e. Gerenuk, Grevy’s zebras, Oryx, Reticulated Giraffes and the Somali Ostrich in addition to the mammals. Samburu is a name of Masai origin, "Samburr" which means a traditional bag for carrying honey and meat. It lies 325 km (205 miles) from Nairobi in the hot and arid fringes of the vast northern region of Kenya. It’s located in what is known as the Northern Frontier District approximately 40miles north of the equator on the northern side of River Ewaso Nyiro which means "brown water".’ Buffalo Springs is found on the southern side of the river. River Ewaso Nyiro has no outlet hence disappears into the vast Lorian Swamp downstream of Samburu. The reserve is within the land of the Samburu pastoralists who are related to the Maasai people in the south

 

 

Day 1                                      Arrival Nairobi

  • Upon arrival and after clearing with immigration and customs you will be met by our safari director for meet and greet.
  • Board your Safari vehicle and transfer to your hotel for check-In and overnight.
  • Optional dinner at your hotel will be on own cost

 

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Hotel Upperhill

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 2                                      Nairobi/Samburu N. Reserve

  • Wake up and enjoy breakfast
  • Check out from your hotel and embark on your journey north of Kenya past the equator and Thika plantations.
  • Arrive in the early afternoon at your camp for lunch and check in.
  • Spend the early afternoon at leisure/relaxing
  • Embark on your first afternoon game drive in Samburu National Reserve which is famous for the Samburu special five, birds and other game animals.
  • Return for dinner and overnight.

 

Overnight: Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 3                                     Samburu National Reserve Full day

  • Optional honey moon bush breakfast with guided Nature walk (At an Extra Cost)
  • Enjoy full day game drive giving you a chance to see rare species of game which include Grevy's zebra, long naked gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Beisa Oryx, among other wild not forgetting many bird species.
  • Enjoy honeymoon private site dinner at Shaba Game Lodge
  • Return for overnight

 

Overnight: Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4                                      Samburu National Reserve/Ol Pejeta Conservancy

  • Wake up call enjoy breakfast
  • Check out with game drive Enroute and depart to Ol Pejeta Sanctuary
  • Ol Pejeta Sanctuary: Ol Pejeta Ranch is located in an expansive 24,000 acres of a privately owned ranch, famous for its non-indigenous chimpanzees. The sanctuary does not encourage breeding but it recognizes the importance of raising baby chimpanzees to adulthood. It’s also the largest Black Rhino Sanctuary in East Africa and home to the only remaining northern white Rhino
  • Enjoy mid-morning game drive giving you a chance to see the non-indigenous chimpanzees 
  • Depart to Fairmont safari club for lunch and check in.
  • Depart for your afternoon game drive in the sanctuary then return for dinner

 

Overnight: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

Meal plan: Full Board

 

Day 5                                      Mt. Kenya /Naivasha

  • Wake up call enjoy breakfast
  • Optional equator ceremony with issuance of certificates (At an extra cost)
  • You will enjoy horse ride and breakfast on the slopes of the snow-capped Mount Kenya. You will be picked up by Fairmont horses in front of your room between 7am and 7.30am, ride up the slopes on Mount Kenya and have a champagne and smoked salmon Breakfast facing the snow caped peaks.
  • After refreshing, check out and depart for Naivasha arriving in good time.
  • Check in and enjoy lunch with afternoon at leisure
  • Optional boat ride with visit to crescent island (at an extra cost)
  • Depart to Hells Gate National Park; the only park in Kenya one can explore on foot and enjoy afternoon swim at Ol Karia Natural Spa which is inside the park
  • Check out for dinner and overnight.

 

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa

Meal plan: Full Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6                                      Naivasha/Masai Mara

  • Wake up call and enjoy buffet breakfast.
  • Check out and depart to Masai Mara Reserve past the Great Rift Valley and Narok town arriving in good time for check in.
  • Enjoy a sumptuous lunch and spend the early afternoon relaxing.
  • Proceed for your late afternoon game drive in the reserve described as the 7th wonder of the world due to Annual Migration of the wildebeest.
  • Return for dinner and overnight

 

Overnight: &Beyond Kichwa Tembo (Superior View Tents)

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 7                                     Masai Mara Full Day

  • Optional Early morning balloon safari ride (At an Extra Cost)
  • Embark on your morning game drive.
  • Optional bush breakfast at Mara Savannah (At an Extra Cost)
  • Optional Mara Hippo Trail/Kichwa Nature Trail (At an Extra Cost)
  • Return to your camp for breakfast with early morning at leisure.
  • Enjoy lunch and enjoy the camp facilities.
  • At 1600Hrs embark on your evening game drive.
  • Return to your camp for dinner and overnight

 

Overnight: &Beyond Kichwa Tembo (Superior View Tents)

Meal Plan: FB

 

Day 8                                      Masai Mara/Nairobi

  • Wake up call and enjoy breakfast.
  • Refresh and check out with game drive enroute back to Nairobi.
  • Enjoy lunch at a fine restaurant in Narok town enroute to Nairobi.
  • Check in at your hotel, refresh with early evening relaxing.
  • Dinner will be served before you retire for bed rest
  • Optional night life activity at our selected lounge & Clubs

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Hotel Upperhill

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

 

 

 

 

Day 9                           Nairobi/Amboseli     

  • Wake up call and enjoy breakfast
  • Check out and drive to Amboseli National park arriving in good time for check in
  • Enjoy lunch at your lodge with afternoon for relaxation.
  • Enjoy afternoon game drive with the back drop of Mt Kilimanjaro; the highest free mountain in Africa.

 

Overnight: Ol Tukai Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 10                         Amboseli Full Day    

  • Enjoy full day in Amboseli National Park with Morning and Afternoon game drive. All meals served in your camp.
  • Enjoy couples massage, candle lit dinner with a bottle of wine

 

Overnight: Ol Tukai Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 11                                    Amboseli/Nairobi/Depart                            

  • Wake up call and enjoy breakfast.
  • Check out and depart to Nairobi and transfer to Carnivore restaurant or Pamper Grill Restaurant for lunch.
  • Enjoy Afternoon city tour of Nairobi with free time for shopping.
  • Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be dropped off for your outbound flight.