North Kenya Explorer Safari - 6 Days

North Kenya Explorer Safari - 6 Days

Short Overview
This great safari itinerary offers you an experience of a lifetime and is ideal for those who wants to truly enjoy a great taste of Kenya. You will Visit and experience amazing Amboseli National Park, Tsavo National Park and a Whitesands of the longest seafront on the North Coast of Mombasa!
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Unlimited game drives with expert guides
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AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Bid farewell to the Masai Mara and return to Nairobi in time for lunch and your onward travel.


Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1 - NAIROBI - SAMBURU Game drive. L,D

  • DAY 2 - SAMBURU Full day game drive. B,L,D

  • DAY 3 - SAMBURU - LAKE NAKURU Game drive. B,L,D

  • DAY 4 - LAKE NAKURU - MASAI MARA Game drive. B,L,D

  • DAY 5 - MASAI MARA Full day game drive. B,L,D

  • DAY 6 - MASAI MARA - NAIROBI Transfer. B

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner


  • Big 5 and Wildebeest Migration on Masai Mara

  • Special 5 in Samburu

  • Flamingoes and game drive in Lake Nakuru

  • Two full-day game drives.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
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With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
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We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.