7 Days, Meru National Park – Samburu National Reserve– Lake Nakuru

(Meru National Park, Samburu National Reserve & Lake Nakuru)

Trip Highlights:  This is an exciting 7 Days, Meru National Park, Samburu National Reserve & Lake Nakuru. You will be able to enjoy the best of game viewing, and any other appealing activity that may excite you in your lodge that you will spend the nights in on a full board basis. 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Meru National Park

After breakfast, you will depart for Meru National Park. This achieved worldwide fame with its association to Joy Adamson’s Born Free. A wide range of wildlife including elephant, hippopotamus, lion, leopard, cheetah, reticulated giraffe, and zebra. The bird life is also impressive and there are roughly 280 recorded species. After lunch you can spend some time on your hill view verandah, before enjoying an extended afternoon game drive.

Hotel:  Elsa Kopjes

Day 2: Meru National Park – Samburu Game Reserve

In the morning, we travel by road to Kenya’s northern frontier. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe to Grevy’s zebras and Beisa Oryxes. We also enjoy Larsens Tented Camp or Samburu Intrepids Camp, our luxurious hostelry set beneath a canopy of acacia trees along the banks of the river.

Camp: Samburu Intrepids Camp

Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve

Dawn breaks in golden bands as we start our day in the bush by scanning the river from our tent’s veranda with a cup of steaming coffee in hand. Before the dew is off the grass, we’re off in pursuit of the elephants, lions, leopards, and cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands. And so the day is spent in alternating pursuits of exploration in the bush and relaxation in our cozy camp.

Camp: Samburu Intrepids Camp

Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve

In the morning after breakfast, you will be picked up from your Camp and head to Aberdare National Park or Mt. Kenya National Park. We travel overland south from Samburu to The Aberdare Country Club, nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill. After lunch and high tea, set off for the Ark tree lodge, located in the forest on mountain slopes of the Aberdare Mountains at 7,000 feet. This outstanding lodge offers high altitude game viewing, including animals that are rarely encountered elsewhere: giant forest hog, bush pig, tree hyrax, large spotted genet, and the elusive bongo.

Wildlife can be observed from different levels – and from outside where you can see, hear and smell everything and inside where you can sit with a cup of tea and stay warm and cozy. You can put in a request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of Elephants might be just feet away and if you are lucky, a Leopard or large male Lion might put in an appearance.

Hotel: Ark or Treetops Hotel

Day 5: Samburu Game Reserve – Nakuru National Park

In the Morning, we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley. After lunch an exciting game run is planned for the afternoon. The game in this park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renowned and over 400 bird’s species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the white Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.

Lodge: Sarova Lion hill Lodge

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Day 6: Lake Nakuru

This morning we drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon game run.

Lodge: Sarova Lion hill Lodge

Day 7: Lake Nakuru –Nairobi

Enjoy an early morning pre breakfast game viewing. If lucky you may witness some predators doing their hunt for the day.  Return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and enjoy your last extended morning game drive for an opportunity to spot some animals which you never spotted the previous day.  After the morning game drive, you will be transferred to Nairobi and then be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound departure flight to your next destination.

End of Safari

Package Includes:

– Transport based on a private safari minivan with pop up roof for game viewing

– Park entry fee

– Accommodation and all meals in lodge and Camp.

– Service of an English-speaking driver guide

– Game drives as per the itinerary

– Government taxes

Package Excludes:

-International flight fees

– Tips to driver guides and porter.

– Extras at the lodge – tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc

– Items of personal expenses.

 

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