Sample Kenya’s top attractions in a single trip. Enjoy game drives in Kenya’s wildlife-rich Maasai Mara and Samburu game reserve. Unwind in Lake Nakuru National park spotting the rhinos and thousands of flamingoes at the shore.
The best of Kenya is a highly recommended showcase package for Kenya. We start off in Nairobi at 7.00am driving north of the capital city towards the Samburu Game Reserve. We pass through the rich farmland of central province, past the majestic Mount Kenya before arriving at the lodge/camp just in time for lunch. In the afternoon we embark on our first game drive along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. As the sun sets, we return to the lodge/camp for our dinner & overnight stay.
After an early breakfast we go on another game drive. Samburu is very rich in wildlife. Besides unique and rare species such as the Grevy Zebras, the Reticulated Giraffes and the Somali Ostrich we find Oryx and Gerenuks next to the giants such as Buffaloes and Elephants. Predators such as Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs are also very common. As the temperatures rise and the wildlife hide under the shades of acacia trees we return to the camp for lunch. After lunch we can relax at the pool, have a siesta or visit a Samburu Village before we head for another exiting late afternoon game drive. Dinner and the overnight stay will be at the lodge/camp.
Today we leave Samburu and drive back past the shadows of Mount Kenya and the Nyahururu water falls (Thomson falls) where we will have a stop for lunch break and take photos. After lunch we pass on the Slopes of the Menengai crater down to the Rift valley floor and check in in the early afternoon at lodge/camp. Before the sun sets we take a game drive on the lake shores where we find numerous water birds, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, gazelles and if lucky a leopard resting in the acacia trees. Dinner and the overnight stay will be at the Lodge/camp.
We take an early breakfast and start off the day’s adventures at 7.00 am with a drive to the Lake Nakuru National Park. Game drives here reveal the abundant birds and wildlife. Most pronounced are the flamingoes on the lake shores. Nakuru is also a Rhino Sanctuary with a population of over 100 white and black rhinos. The fenced park hosts all the Big Five except elephants. From the baboon cliff we have a good view over the whole park and Nakuru town in the backdrop. We return to the Lodge for a late lunch and a relaxing afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay will once again be at the Lodge.
Today we drive to the Maasai Mara. Depending on the road conditions we will use the Mau Narok route or the Mai Mahiu route. Narok is a colorful Maasai town on the way where we can opt for a short stop before we proceed to the Maasai Mara. We arrive at the Camp/Lodge for late lunch. After a short rest we embark on our first evening game drive in the vast game reserve, recently classified as the latest “Wonder of the World”. The Mara is an extension of the Serengeti in Tanzania. All the “Big Five” are found here. With some luck we may spot some of them today. We return to the camp/lodge at sunset for our dinner and overnight stay.
This day we can spend the day on a game drive with packed lunch or have an early morning and evening game drive with lunch at the camp. The wealth of wildlife at the Maasai Mara is unrivalled in Africa, particularly during the migration of wildebeests from July to October when thousands of Wildebeests and Zebras enter the Maasai Mara from the Serengeti followed by the predators. Dinner and the overnight stay will once again be at the lodge/camp.
After our last breakfast in the Maasai Mara, we will have our last game drive en-route out of the Mara to Nairobi with a lunch break in Narok. Depending on the departure time for our international flight we may opt for a dinner in one of the restaurants in Nairobi before being dropped off at the airport to catch our flight.