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8 Days Kenya At A Glance Safari

This is an 8 Day Kenya Safari Experience that covers several of Kenya’s national parks and game reserves. Including Samburu, lake Nakuru and Masai Mara National Reserve.

Description

DAY 1: ARRIVE NAIROBI
Upon your arrival at The Jomo Kenyatta international Airport, you will be met by our Fairway Safaris representative for a warm welcome and a short briefing. You will then be transferred to The Boma Hotel.
A Boma is a traditional African enclosure. The Boma is designed to be a haven from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi and an ideal place for people from all over the world to come together. The ‘O’ in The Boma’s logo, is a circle to symbolise a group of people meeting together. It also suggests our holistic values. At The Boma Nairobi, you become part of a circle of humanitarian values and social responsibility. All profits fund the Kenya Red Cross Society’s Humanitarian activities. We call this inspiring concept ‘hospitality with a conscience’. Overnight at The Boma Hotel.
Meal plan {Bed and breakfast}

DAY 2: NAIROBI – SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
After breakfast depart north via Nanyuki and Mt Kenya for the Samburu Game Reserve set in the rugged semi-arid northern region with spectacular scenic landscape.
Arrival in time for lunch at Ashnil Samburu Camp, short siesta then head for an afternoon game viewing drive.
The water of the great Ewaso Nyiro river, dotted with doum palms meanders through the reserve giving it an oasis setting and draws wildlife in great numbers to its banks. The verdant riverine forest is a stark contrast to the arid thorn studded plains. Samburu is visited by large herds of Elephants, drawn by the promise of water. In the dry season, the elephants use their tusks to dig deep into the dry river beds, unearthing precious water. These waterholes then become a focal point for other game. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species; including the Gerenuk (twiga gazelle) due to her long neck, the beisa Oryx, the Reticulated Giraffe, the Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. Samburu is also an ornithological paradise, home to many birds including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vinaceous Dove. Leopards are often seen at dusk. The Samburu culture is a truly fascinating one, sharing a great deal of ancestral and linguistic ties to the Maasai. The entire Samburu region is a place of breathtaking and magical beauty, a place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the river as a leopard emerges to hunt brings the perfect end to a day on safari.
Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp.
Meal plan {Fullboard}

DAY 3: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
After an early breakfast at Ashnil Samburu Camp enjoy a full day of game viewing drives in both Samburu and the nearby Buffalo Springs Game Reserves. The verdant riverine forest along the Ewaso Nyiro River is a stark contrast to the arid thorn studded plains. Packs of African Hunting Dogs are some of the animals you may see during your game viewing. Our driver guide will carefully select an amazing picnic site with a great scenic view where you will take your picnic lunches before venturing into the bush once again! Be on the look-out for the ‘special five of Samburu’, other wildlife and a large number of bird species.
Return to your Camp for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan {Fullboard}

DAY 4: SAMBURU – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park to arrive for lunch at Sarova Lionhill Lodge.
Sarova Lion Hill overlooks the lake, offering a unique vantage point. Each of the 64 superbly appointed chalets has a separate lounge and secluded verandah with views over the lake and the distant hills. They offer a private toilet and shower, mosquito nets and electricity.

The lodge restaurant and bar open onto a large viewing deck with panoramic views. The lodge also has a swimming pool, sauna, laundry service, curio and gift shop, conference facilities and a medical clinic. Game drives in four wheel drive vehicles are offered and each night, guests are treated to a performance of traditional dance.

Afternoon proceed on a game viewing drive circumventing Lake Nakuru.
The lake is situated in the heart of the Rift Valley and is one Kenya’s most famous soda lakes. A major feature of this park is the bird life and it is world renowned as the home for millions of Flamingos. A rhino sanctuary also provides the opportunity to see the greatly endangered black rhino. Return to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lionhill Lodge
Meal plan {Fullboard}

DAY 5: LAKE NAKURU – MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
After breakfast depart for Kenya’s famous game reserve. You start the day venturing through the Great Rift Valley travelling to the northern most extension of the Serengeti Plains and one of the richest wildlife Game Reserves, the Masai Mara.
Arriva for lunch at Ashnil Mara Camp.

You will have a short rest after lunch before the afternoon gamedrive.
The Mara is home to the awesome black-manned lion, the elusive leopard, stately giraffes, vast herds of elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other plains game.
Dinner and overnight at the Camp
Meal plan {Fullboard}

DAY 6: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Wake up for an early morning breakfast and a full morning’s game viewing drive to return for lunch. Experience the friendly atmosphere where the Masai community lives in harmony with wild game. After lunch visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community. The Masai still live as they did for centuries – Interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions. Continue with the afternoon game viewing as you return to the Camp for dinner and overnight.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Safari over the Mara plains followed by a champagne breakfast.
Meal plan {Fullboard}

DAY 7: MASAI MARA – LAKE NAIVASHA
You will have an early breakfast and depart Mara for Lake Naivasha. Arrive for lunch at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. Afternoon optional boat ride and study a number of birds of the Lake.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa lodge.
Meal plan {Fullboard}

DAY 8: LAKE NAIVASHA – NAIROBI – DEPART
After breakfast drive to Nairobi. Have time for shopping in the Sunny city, lunch on your own arrangements. Later transfer to the Airport for your homebound flight.

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