Details of North Kenya Explorer Safari - 6 Days
You'll be absolutely delighted with your Kenya Delight safari. Paying visits to two of the country's best-known parks as well as one of its most underrated, your five day safari lets you chase the Big Five, the Special Five, and the world's largest flock of flamingoes.
DAY 1 - NAIROBI - SAMBURU RESERVE
After breakfast at your hotel, you'll hit the road to Samburu in Kenya's north. Along the way you'll drive past green coffee plantations and in the shadow of Mt. Kenya.
You'll arrive in the semi-arid Samburu Game Reserve in time for lunch, and then head out on a game drive that showcases the unique wildlife that Samburu is home to. In addition to more 'conventional' safari animal sightings, you'll also have the chance to spot the Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, and Grevy's Zebra - four of the so-called Samburu Big Five.
After your game drive, you'll overnight close to the reserve.
DAY 2 - SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
You'll have a full day to explore the park in search of its rarer inhabitants as well as the likes of leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, antelopes, and more. While Samburu is smaller than other Kenyan parks and reserves, its diverse wildlife tend to cluster closer together near the life-giving Ewaso Ng'iro River, making it an ideal place to set up camp and do some game-viewing.
DAY 3 - SAMBURU RESERVE - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
You'll depart for Lake Nakuru after breakfast.
Lake Nakuru is home to millions of brightly coloured pink flamingoes and is an ornithologist's dream, with a further 400+ species of bird calling the park home. It's not all birds however, with the park also home to elephants, black and white rhinos, hippos, lions, leopards, and more.
You'll get to see all of the above and more on your afternoon game drive in the park.
DAY 4 - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - MASAI MARA
You'll depart from Lake Nakuru after breakfast for the drive south to Kenya's most famous park, the Masai Mara.
You'll pass through the famous Great Rift Valley on your way as well as passing through the Masai town of Narok. Arriving in the park in time for lunch at your lodge, you'll then head out into the park for an afternoon game drive in search of lazy lions, tree-climbing leopards, majestic elephants, and more.
DAY 5 - MASAI MARA
Since the movements of the Wildebeest Migration can be unpredictable, we've budgeted for an extra day here in the Masai Mara to increase your chances of witnessing the famous river crossing.
Each year the entire herd must attempt the treacherous crossing of the Mara River, where they contend not only with strong currents, but also with the always hungry Nile crocodiles who call the river home. It takes a lot of patience and more than a little luck, but witnessing the dramatic river crossing is a bucket list worthy item.
DAY 6 - MASAI MARA - NAIROBI
Bid farewell to the Masai Mara and return to Nairobi in time for lunch and your onward travel.