Day 1: Nairobi/ Masai Mara
After breakfast depart for Masai Mara game reserve stopping at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint and at Narok town for lunch. Arrive in time for a late afternoon game drive in this park which is essentially the northern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti National park as an artificial border separates the two. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 2: Masai Mara
Early breakfast followed by a full day of game drives within the reserve. The masai Mara is famous for its black manned lions, elephants and buffalo that make three out of the big five though luck is essential for spotting the other two namely rhino and leopard. The park animal concentration is second to none and numerous plains game including antelopes, wildebeest, zebra, and Masai giraffe can be seen as well as scavengers like hyena and vulture. Have a picnic lunch at the hippo pool where you can spot crocodiles and hippos basking on the rocks. Return to the campsite in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Masai Mara
After breakfast, have another morning of tracking game with your guide in this reserve. This is where the annual migration of close 800,000 zebras and wildebeest occurs between the two parks. Return to the campsite for lunch. In the afternoon there is a choice between a game drive and a nature walk escorted by our armed Masai guides or a visit to a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 4: Masai Mara/ Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, have your final game drive in this park before departing for Lake Nakuru National park with a stop for lunch en route. You will have scenic view of Lake Naivasha and Mt Longonot which are in the Great Rift Valley from afar on the main highway. Arrive in time for dinner and overnight
Day 5: Lake Nakuru/ Samburu
Leave for a morning game drive after breakfast in Lake Nakuru National park, which has a fantastic of bird life including flamingos, white pelicans and marabou stork. You may spot white rhino and the rare Rothschild’s giraffe that has five horns instead of the usual three and clear instead of spotted shanks (legs). A visit to baboon cliff offers a scenic view of the lake below and acacia forest. After game drive, depart for Samburu via the Thompson fall. Lunch and game en route to the campsite.
Day 6: Samburu
Morning and afternoon game-viewing sessions tracking the rare drought resistant animals species which can only be seen north of the equator; these animals are; the reticulated giraffe,grevy’s zebra, the gerenuk or giraffe –gazelle, beisa Oryx and the blue shanked Somali ostrich. The ewaso Nyiro River traverse this park, its source being the Aberdare ranges. There are therefore very high chances of spotting crocodiles in a natural environment though its water level varies seasonally. You will have lunch and leisure break in the mid afternoon. Rest of the meals and overnight at the campsite.
Day 7: Samburu/ Nairobi
After breakfast, depart samburu for Nairobi, Lunch en route, with scenic views of Mt. Kenya peaks if the weather permits. Very pleasant countryside with tea and coffee plantations will be by-passed en route to Nairobi. Arrive in the evening.