masai-mara

Destination

Kenya

Type

Camping

Accomodation

Hotel

Stars

Extensive Camping

You will start your safari and drive to the North of Kenya as you transverse through the rich agricultural highlands of Kenya. As you drive through these green agricultural lands, the highest mountain in Kenya Mt. Kenya stands majestically at the background.

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Day 01: Nairobi:

Upon arrival at the airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a Beyond Safari Consultants professional driver guide and after a pre safari briefing; you will be transferred to your city hotel for you to relax for the night before your safari.

Overnight is at the Boma Inn– Bed Breakfast.

Day 02:

Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve: After breakfast, you will start your safari and drive to the North of Kenya as you transverse through the rich agricultural highlands of Kenya. As you drive through these green agricultural lands, the highest mountain in Kenya Mt. Kenya stands majestically at the background. The terrain and topography changes as you cross the equator and enter the northern hemisphere and arid conditions spread on these lands. You will arrive at the game reserve and proceed on a short gamedrive en route to the lodge and arrive for lunch. Early afternoon will be at leisure followed by a gamedrive till dusk. Dinner and overnight is at Samburu Campsite – Full Board.
Samburu Sopa Lodge

Samburu Game Reserve is well known for   the ’’ special 5 ‘’of the North and is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river in Kenya; In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ng’iro flows through doum palm groves and thick riverine forests and provides water without which the game in the reserve could not survive in the arid country.

The Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best-selling book and award winning movie Born Free. The Reserve is also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting Oryx calves. There is a wide variety of animal and bird life seen in this Reserve. Several species are considered unique to the region, including its unique dry-country animal life. You will have gamedrives and overnight in this park.

Day 03:

Samburu Game Reserve: This day will be spent in the reserve with options of both doing early morning and evening gamedrives or half day gamedrive or full day gamedrive with packed lunch. You can also participate in optional activities such as the Maasai Village Visit (EXTRA COST).

All meals and overnight is at Samburu Campsite – Full Board.     

Day 04:

Samburu Game Reserve – Lake Baringo Game Reserve: Depart after breakfast through the impressive landscape of the semi-arid Samburu region to Lake Baringo. You will arrive in time for lunch and thereafter early afternoon at leisure. You can opt to do a boatride on the lake or participate in an ornithological experience around the lake.

Dinner and overnight is at a Camping site at the shores of the lake – Full board.

Lake Baringo is a critical habitat and refuge for more than 500 species of birds and fauna, some of the migratory water bird species being significant regionally and globally. The lake also provides an invaluable habitat for seven fresh water fish species. Lake fishing is important to local social and economic development.  Additionally the area is a habitat for many species of animals including the hippopotamus, Nile crocodile and many other mammals, amphibians, reptiles and the invertebrate communities.

The lake has several small islands, the largest being Ol Kokwe Island. Ol Kokwe, an extinct volcanic centre related to Korosi volcano north of the lake, has several springs and fumaroles, some of which have precipitated sulfur deposits. A group of hot springs discharge along the shoreline at Soro near the northeastern corner of the island

Day 05:

Lake Bogoria Game Reserve (Day Trip) After breakfast you will depart to lake Bogoria, a shallow soda lake that is home to thousands of the lesser and greater flamingoes. There is also one antelope – The greater Kudu that is found here. Enjoy picnic lunch on the shores of the Lake and boil eggs from the hot springs and geysers that spray the air creating a wonderful natural wet sauna.

You will return to Lake Baringo and arrive for dinner and overnight at the campsite – Full board  

Lake Bogoria is a saline, alkaline lake that lies in a volcanic region in a half-graben basin south of Lake Baringo, Kenya, a little north of the equator. Lake Bogoria, like Lake Nakuru, Lake Elmenteita, and Lake Magadi further south in the Rift Valley, and Lake Logipi to the north, is home at times to one of the world’s largest populations of Lesser Flamingos.

The lake is a Ramsar site and has been a protected National Reserve. Lake Bogoria is shallow (about 10 m depth), and is about 34 km long by 3.5 km wide, with a drainage basin of 700 km². Local features include the Kesubo Swamp to the north and the Siracho Escarpment to the east, both within the National Reserve. The lake is also famous for geysers and hot springs along the bank of the lake and in the lake. In four locations around the lake you can be observe at least 10 geysers, which erupt up to 5 m high. Geyser activity is affected by the fluctuations of lake level, which may inundate or expose some geysers.

Day 06:

Lake Baringo – Lake Nakuru National Park: After breakfast, you will depart south from the central highland to the floor of the rift valley; this is as evident as the drives are at the walls of the rift offering stunning views of the floor of the rift. After reaching the floor of the rift valley, the eco system changes from the dense forest canopies and you start to experience woodland and bushy grasslands that are yellow toned following the Yellow Barked Acacia that grow well here. Soon the pink colored lake appears getting its color from the thousands upon thousands of Flamingoes on the lake. Lunch will be served followed by gamedrive and enjoy the night in this park.

Dinner and overnight is at the camping site – Full board.  

Day 07:

Lake Nakuru National Park – Maasai Mara Game Reserve: After breakfast you will depart to Maasai Mara through the Great Rift Valley, you will pass through the vast plains of the savannah of Africa as you enter the spotted plains of the Maasai. You will have few brief stops on the way and later drive into the reserve. You will arrive in time for lunch followed by an early afternoon of leisure.

Later you will depart for an evening gamedrive till dusk and later return to the campsite for dinner and overnight – Full Board.    

Day 08:

Maasai Mara Game Reserve: This day will be spent in the reserve with options of both doing early morning and evening gamedrives or half day gamedrive or full day gamedrive with packed lunch. You can also participate in optional activities such as the Maasai Village Visit (EXTRA COST) or do the ever amazing Balloon Safari (EXTRA COST).

All meals and overnight is at the Camping Site – Full Board.     

Day 09:

Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi:  Depart for an early morning gamedrive and return to the lodge for breakfast. Thereafter depart for Nairobi and arrive late in the afternoon for drop off at the airport in time for your flight back home.

Season Period 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax 06 Pax SRS
All Year 03.01.2015 – 31.12.2016 3,110 2,705 2,485 2,365 2,290 100

***Kindly Note Prices are quoted in UNITED STATES DOLLARS (USD)

  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Park fees.
  • Transport in a Tour Minivan with pop up roof for excellent game viewing and photography.
  • Airport Transfers.
  • Chef Services.
  • Camping equipment.
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide.
  • 01 litre of bottled water per day per person.

  • Visas.
  • Items of Personal Nature.
  • Sleeping Bags.
  • Services offered by the lodge, hotel and camp e.g. Laundry, massage, drinks.
  • Balloon safaris.
  • Maasai village visits.
  • Tips and gratuities


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