7 Days Mara Aberdares Amboseli Lake Nakuru Parks

Safari Summary: 2 nights – Samburu, 1 night – Lake Nakuru, 3 nights – Masai Mara

Day 1: Nairobi – Samburu National Reserve

We take a morning drive from Nairobi through Nyeri town and across the equator into Samburu. Our stay here will be in a select lodge on full board basis and after check in and lunch, we will go for afternoon game drives. We will later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast, we will proceed to Samburu National reserveSamburu national reserve has a mix of wood and grass lands with riverine forest and a permanent water supply that lures the abundant species of wildlife found here. Visibility is excellent making game viewing most enjoyable. and experience a whole day of exciting game viewing in this beautiful and rugged terrain as the vast array of wildlife frequents the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River. You also have the option to make a cultural visit to a Samburu Manyatta to sample some of the customs of the people at their homes.

Day 3: Samburu – Lake Nakuru

After breakfast in Samburu, we drive around the Aberdares mountain ranges into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru national parkLake Nakuru National Park covers 180 sq km and is home to many wildlife species as well as being an omithologist's delight with more than 400 bird species. It provides one of Kenya s best-known images where thousands of flamingoes are joined into a massive pink swathe of life carpet.. We will check in at a select lodge and after lunch, proceed on a game drive in the National park and the shores of the lake. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge.

Day 4: Nakuru – Masai Mara

After breakfast, we will have an exit game drive and depart Nakuru for Masai Mara game reserveThe Mara Reserve is 1510 sq km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland with a mass of amazing wildlife. This is one of a few places left in the world where animals can be seen in the same abundance and variety as existed centuries ago.. Stay in the Mara will be in a select lodge on full board basis and today we will have lunch on arrival and enjoy afternoon game drives.

Days 5 & 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Opportunities to enjoy early morning game drives followed with breakfast at the lodge; or a morning balloon flight over the Mara, which includes a champagne breakfast in the bush on any of the days. Enjoy uninterrupted afternoon game drives within Mara game reserve, or take a break any time it suits you and go on a nature walk, make a cultural visit to a Masai Manyatta or go horse riding in a facility nearby.

Day 7: Masai Mara – Nairobi

After breakfast, say good bye to Masai Mara and the animals and set out for Nairobi. The afternoon is either at leisure or shopping ending with a good bye dinner at a speciality restaurant. After dinner, transfer to your hotel or to the airport for your flight home after the 7-days-mara-aberdares-amboseli-lake-nakuru-parks safari.

University of Nairobi