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Itinerary: Kenya - Meru, Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara

Kenya - Meru, Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara

Kenya Lodge Safari, experience Meru National Park amongst other major Game parks in Kenya with a true feeling of nature at it's best and wildlife in higher concentration. Tribal culture an added bonus

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Kenya - Meru, Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara

Day 01: Nairobi - Masai Mara
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel and thereafter depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve via the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley, lunch enroute. Arrive in time for an evening game drive in this pristine, unequalled ‘big game country’. Dinner and overnight at the Keekorok/Sopa Lodge.

Day 02: Masai Mara
This will be a day of tracking game with your guide, after an early breakfast. The Mara’s landscape is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills, which enables the reserve to attract sufficient rainfall to maintain and support a large population of herbivores, together with the predators that follow. Elephant, lion, buffalo can be seen with relative ease though luck is a necessary factor for spotting rhino and leopard that complete the big five as the two animals are very timid and sparsely numbered. Plains game like wildebeest, zebra and Masai giraffe abound as well as hippos and a wide variety of antelopes including impala, dik dik, hartebeest, Grant’s gazelle and Thompson’s gazelle among others. We will cater for a picnic lunch at the hippo pool. In the evening, return to the Lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 03: Masai Mara
After breakfast, another morning of tracking game with your guide in this reserve which borders Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and is the annual seasonal scene of the migration of close to 800,000 zebra and wildebeest that occurs between the two parks. Lunch at the Lodge. In the afternoon there is a choice between a game drive and a nature walk escorted by our armed Masai guides. At extra cost you may visit a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; the Masai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years. All meals and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 04: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, leave Masai Mara for Nakuru with a stop for lunch enroute, with scenic views of Lake Naivasha and Mt. Longonot, which are in the Great Rift from afar on the main highway. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Nakuru Lodge or Lion Hill Lodge.

Day 05: Lake Nakuru - Samburu
After breakfast a morning game drive will follow in Lake Nakuru National Park, the abode of various water birds that breed in the lake’s salty water including flamingos, white pelicans and marabou stork; white rhino may be seen as well as the rare Rothschild’s giraffe, cape buffalo and other plains game in this park that is 188 square kilometres. Depart for Samburu Game Reserve for dinner and overnight at the Samburu lodge via the Thompson Falls, which are named after Joseph Thompson, one of the first European explorers who walked from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the 1880’s. Lunch and game drive enroute.
(If you prefer to stay at Larsens Camp, there is a supplement cost applicable).

Day 06: Samburu
Morning and afternoon game-viewing sessions tracking the rare, drought resistant animals species which can only be seen north of the equator; these are: the reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra, the gerenuk or giraffe-gazelle, Beisa Oryx and the blue shanked Somali ostrich. The Ewaso Nyiro River traverses this park, it’s source being the Aberdare ranges. There are therefore very high chances of spotting crocodile in a natural environment though its water level varies seasonally. You will have a lunch and leisure break in the mid afternoon. Rest of meals and overnight at the lodge.
(If you prefer to stay at Larsens Camp, there is a supplement cost applicable).

Day 07: Samburu - Meru
After breakfast, depart Samburu for Meru National Park, with scenic views of Mt. Kenya’s peak if the weather permits. Very pleasant countryside with tea and coffee plantations will be by-passed enroute. Meru is located on the lowland plains east of Meru town, a complete contrast of Samburu where open bush is the norm. Abundant rainfall and numerous permanent water courses flowing down from the Mount Kenya massif support a luxuriant jungle of forest, bush, swamp and tall grasses which, in turn provide fodder and shelter to a wide variety of herbivores and their predators. Wildlife seen here is elephant, lions, antelopes, cheetah, lesser kudu,, eland, waterbuck, grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle and Oryx. Buffalo, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and impala are also commonly seen. Ura and Tana rivers on the southern boundary are most dramatic alongside watercourses are monkeys, crocodile and a plethora of bird species (including the palm nut vulture and Marshal eagle). Remember this is also historical with Joy and George Adamson having lived here where they raised and released orphaned lions and leopard cubs here. Lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 08: Meru-Nairobi
Morning breakfast and picnic lunch with a final game drive in search of the predators and herbivores. You will return to Nairobi to arrive early evening. Transfer to Nairobi City Hotel for your own arrangements.

This safari can also operate with stay in Serena, Sopa and Sarova Lodges only. It means, we are readily happy to book stay in a chain of Hotels subject to availability and at cost too on request.

Price Includes:
All game parks and National parks entrance fees
All game drives
Professional fluent English-speaking driver cum guide
Comfortable transport in our safari vehicles with hatch-roofs fitted with VHF radio
Three meals per day whilst on safari, (buffet/Ala-carte)
Lodge Accommodation as detailed

Price Excludes
International flights
Visas and travel insurance
Items of a personal nature
Items not mentioned above

We also specialise organizing safaris for large incentive groups at special rates

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