A classic big game safari, with game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles (not vans), and an expert guide throughout. Exclusive wilderness areas and the most famous wildlife reserve in Kenya, excellent for lion and cheetah. It couldn’t be any more classic!
You’ll be met on arrival at Nairobi International Airport and transferred to the Southern Sun Mayfair hotel for an overnight.
After breakfast depart Nairobi and head north to Samburu National Reserve – checking in to Elephant Bedroom Camp for 2 nights. This exclusive camp of 12 luxury tents has a lovely setting within the reserve, on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro river surrounded by doum palms and indigenous trees and shrubs. After an afternoon game drive stop for drinks at a scenic point to watch the sun go down over the African wilderness. The following day (Day 3) enjoy morning and afternoon game drives to explore Samburu National Reserve and the animals for which Samburu is noted such as the endangered Grevy’s Zebra and the Reticulated Giraffe.
The surrounding Samburu National Reserve is an area of spectacular scenery; its dry plains bisected by the meandering river, with the backdrop of Africa's dramatic mountains, including Mt Kenya. Elephant, Monkeys, Impalas are amongst the camp's many regular wild visitors, whilst Samburu National Reserve has a good number of lions and leopards and offers the opportunity to see many species endemic to northern Kenya.
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Today set off towards the stunning scenery of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley and check-in to Mbweha Safari Camp for 2 nights. Mbweha is a high quality safari camp set on the 6 400 acre Congreve Conservancy near the southern border of Lake Nakuru National Park and it has spectacular views of the surrounding mountainous landscape.
Take a guided nature walk from Mbweha for a close-up view of the local flora and fauna. The following day explore the Lake Nakuru National Park which is famous for the spectacular pink flamingos that gather on its salt encrusted shores as well as for other bird species including African fish eagles and pelicans.
Best known for its millions of nesting flamingos, Lake Nakuru National Park is one of two Premium category parks in Kenya (along with Amboseli National Park). It is a true sanctuary for rare birds and animals, hosting 5 globally threatened species. It hosts one of the world's highest concentrations of Black rhino.
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Tucked away in the spectacular vastness of The Great Rift Valley on a private 6400 acre Congreve Conservancy, Mbweha Camp is nestled up against the southern border of Lake Nakuru National Park.
Continue your safari by heading to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, arriving at Tipilikwani Mara Camp for lunch where you will stay for 2 nights. Tipilikwani Mara Camp has 20 luxury riverfront tents located on the banks of the Talek River overlooking the iconic Mara plains. After lunch there will be a game drive for the first chance to see the wildlife of the Mara, followed by a full day (day 7) with morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara in search of the big cats for which the Mara is renowned. You will also see a wide variety of Kenya’s other species – great and small – such as elephants, buffalo, giraffe, plains game and much more...
Whilst not the largest, the Masai Mara is certainly the most famous nature reserve in Kenya, and for good reason. This world renowned nature reserve has forged a strong reputation for its large number of predators and excellent game viewing.
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TIPILIKWANI MARA CAMP
Overlooking the vastness of the Maasai Mara plains from the banks of River Talek you will find an exclusive, intimate yet vibrant Camp of 20 luxuriously appointed riverfront tents.
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|Nairobi > Samburu||± 6hrs|
|Samburu > Lake Nakuru||± 6hrs|
|Lake Nakuru > Masai Mara||± 5hrs|
|Masai Mara > Nairobi||± 5hrs|
|Note: These times are estimates and are dependant on flights and accommodation selections.|
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Camps and lodges used are of a good standard and relatively small (10-20 rooms), and not the 60-100 room lodges (hotels really) that are used on a lot of road safaris in Kenya.
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