Day 01: Nairobi – Samburu National Park
On Arrival you will be met by our Driver Guide and office representative who will give you a Safari briefing and transfer you to the airstrip for a flight to Samburu Game Reserve. On arrival, you will be met by the camp driver for a transfer to your camp for lunch with an en route game drive. Later in the afternoon, you will have a game drive from 1600hrs until sunset.
Meals and Overnight: Elephant Bedroom (FB)
Day 02: The Painted Desert
0630hrs depart for a shared early morning game drive, return to the camp for breakfast. You will have time at leisure until lunch time. Later in the afternoon at 1600hrs, depart for an evening game drive until dusk. Optional activities include a visit to the Samburu village (at an extra cost)
Samburu National reserve; is an arid, hilly region with riverine forests, doum palms, acacia woodland and scrubland offering a dramatic and rugged landscape on northern region of Kenya along the Ewaso Nyiro River. The river’s permanent waters abound with crocodile, hippo and plenty of wildlife including the peculiar Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx and the comical Somali Ostrich, unique to these northern parts this semi-arid area is well known for its variety of game species.
Meals and Overnight: Elephant Bedroom (FB)
Day 03: Samburu Masai Mara Game Reserve
Early morning breakfast and thereafter you will be transferred to the airstrip for a flight to Maasai Mara. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your camp for lunch with an en route game drive. After lunch, you will have an evening game drive from 1600hrs until sunset.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve covers 700 Square miles of magnificent wilderness. It is the Africa of the imagination; endless reaches of acacia-dotted grasslands studded with hazy hills. It’s the land of African legend: Lion are abundant throughout the park, as are the elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, less commonly, rhino. The annual wildebeest migration, one of nature’s few remaining wildlife spectacles, occurs in the Mara where the big animals and their predators are to be present in abundance. Several species of Bee-Eater, the flying rainbow that heads the list of the Mara’s birds, occur in the reserve. As well as wildlife, the Masai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Maasai tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park – Morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing matters of the day.
Meals and Overnight: Mara Ngeche Camp or Similar (FB)
Day 04: Masai Mara Game Reserve
You will explore the Mara with a morning game drive and an afternoon game drive at 1600hrs. All meals at the camp with leisure time between the game drives. In one of these days in Mara, you can decide to take a Maasai Village Visit (at an extra cost) or take an early morning balloon flight that’s end with a champagne breakfast on landing (at an extra cost).
Balloon Safari: Depending on where you are staying, you will be picked up very early in the morning and transferred by a 4×4 jeep to the launching site at 0500hrs. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon. It’s a dawn take off, rising as the sun rises and floats in whichever direction the winds of the morning take you. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times he will ascend to 1000ft or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Maasai Mara. From time to time the pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below. Upon landing, you can observe the complete deflation of the balloon envelope and be ready for a full bush breakfast. Out of Africa Breakfast: This is a lifetime treat you get after the Balloon Safari, usually the balloon safari cost includes it as well. Imagine sitting at a table under the shade of a classic umbrella tree on the Maasai Mara Plains. The table is laid with bone china and king’s silver cutlery.
Meals and Overnight: Mara Ngeche Camp (FB)
Day 5: Depature
You will have a morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast and time at leisure. Later after lunch, you will be transferred to the airstrip for a flight to Nairobi. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the international airport for your flight back home or back to your Nairobi hotel.
- All Park fees.
- Full board accommodation while on safari.
- Meals as stated.
- Game drive as stated in the itinerary.
- A professional English speaking driver guide.
- Exclusive use of a 4×4 safari van with a pop-up roof / 4×4 Safari land cruiser.
- 1 litre bottle of mineral water per person per day.
- 24hrs emergency evacuation services.
- Travel insurance.
- International flights.
- Drinks and beverages.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Any item of personal use.
- Balloon flight USD 450.00 per person.
- Maasai Village Visit USD 35.00 per person.
- Other items not specified under inclusions above.
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