• 8 Days from
    $1960 p/p in USD
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Starluck Travel

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Kenya,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

Samburu National Reserve is home to a third of Kenya’s giraffe species including the rare reticulated giraffe which is only found in the northern parks. Other rare wildlife present in the park include Grevy zebras, long-necked gerenuk gazelle, blue-legged Somali ostrich and straight-horned beisa oryx. Lake Naivasha is well known as a world-class birding destination as well as a shelter for large hippo populations that sleep the day out in the shallows and while here you’ll also visit Crescent Island where you can enjoy a nature walk alongside wild animals. The greatest wildebeest migration takes place in the Masai Mara National Reserve as the millions of zebras and wildebeest search for greener pastures.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Masai Mara National Reserve, Hell's Gate National Park, Samburu National Reserve, Lake Naivasha National Park, Crescent Island Game Park
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hippo, Crocodile, Hyena, Wild Dog, Cheetah, Jackal, Warthog
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Boat Cruise, Hot Air Balloon, Bicycle, Nature Walk, Optional Activities, Village Visit, Birding
  • Getting around:
    Game Viewing Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Nairobi
  • Minimum age:
    2 years

Highlights

  • 2 nights Samburu Game Reserve
    Rare species – Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, oryx, gerenuk, Somali ostrich
    Experience local cultures
    Views of snow-capped Mt. Kenya
    Experience multiple climate zones
    Visit with local Samburu tribes, view their homes & culture
  • Scenic Thompson falls at Nyahururu
  • 1 day at Lake Naivasha
    Boat safari
    Guided walking safari at Crescent Island
    Bird watching
    Optional visit to Hell’s Gate visit with hiking or cycling at an extra cost
  • 2 nights Masai Mara Game Reserve
    Iconic world-famous game park – unlimited game viewing drives
    The Big Five
    Immense herds of wildlife
    Unforgettable savannah vistas
    Maasai people and culture
  • We offer an optional visit to a Masai village at Masai Mara. Please arrange this with your driver/guide. Cost: $20 per person
  • Hot air balloon ride at Masai Mara. See vast wildlife herds and landforms below. An unforgettable experience. Please enquire with us. Cost: $420 per person.

High Season

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 2400 01 Jan - 31 March & 01 Nov - 21 Dec 2020 1
USD 2135 01 Jan - 31 March & 01 Nov - 21 Dec 2020 2
USD 2065 01 Jan - 31 March & 01 Nov - 21 Dec 2020 3
USD 1900 01 Jan - 31 March & 01 Nov - 21 Dec 2020 4
USD 1905 01 Jan - 31 March & 01 Nov - 21 Dec 2020 5
USD 1820 01 Jan - 31 March & 01 Nov - 21 Dec 2020 6

Low Season

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 1960 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2020 1
USD 1960 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2020 2
USD 1805 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2020 3
USD 1730 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2020 4
USD 1680 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2020020 5
USD 1650 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2020 6

What's Included

  • Stay in economy, comfort, and luxury lodges
  • All meals on safari
  • Nairobi airport hotel pick up/ drop off transfers
  • Transport in a customized minivan with a pop-out rooftop
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking safari tour guide/driver
  • Park entrance fees
  • Private game viewing drives
  • Bottled drinking water in the safari vehicle
  • The flying doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover
  • Government taxes and local levies

What's Excluded

  • Flights and visas
  • Extra nights accommodation
  • Tips, laundry, beverages, and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities
  • Any other extras not detailed in the itinerary

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Starluck Travel
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Starluck Travel‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Meet and greet upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our representative and transferred to the Panafric Hotel for the overnight stay.

Accommodation and breakfast at Panafric Hotel

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After breakfast we drive north of Nairobi passing through the Equator and the majestic Mount Kenya en route to the open savannah of Samburu National Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch at Samburu Sopa Lodge. After lunch, you will have some time to relax before you go for an evening game drive. Come back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. This is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage.

The reserve has numerous a wealth of wildlife which includes leopards, hippos, elephants, lions, Grevy zebras and crocodiles in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the reserve.

Accommodation and meals at Samburu Sopa Lodge

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Full day in Samburu National Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. An optional cultural visit to the Samburu Village at USD 20 per person is available later in the day.

Samburu is home to a third of Kenya’s giraffe species – the rare reticulated giraffe (only found in the northern parks). This is also where you see the blue-legged Somali ostrich, the long-necked gerenuk gazelles and the straight-horned beisa oryx antelope.

Accommodation and meals at Samburu Sopa Lodge

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Rise early for a game drive and then return for breakfast and check out. Depart for Naivasha, stopping on the way for views of the beautiful Thomson Falls. Arrive in Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge in the afternoon for lunch and afterward enjoy a boat ride on Lake Naivasha where you can spot hippos as well as a variety of birds common to this area.

Visit Crescent Island which is about 15 minutes by boat away from the shores of Lake Naivasha and is one of the few places where you can enjoy a nature walk alongside wild animals. Proceed to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Lake Naivasha is one of the freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley. The lake has a dense population of hippos and birds. Other attractions include a visit to the Hell’s Gate National Park to explore gorges, climb rocks, view wildlife, and enjoy nature walks. Ol Karia Geothermal Spa which has naturally heated water and is a great recreation spot among many other activities.

Accommodation and meals at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

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After breakfast, depart Lake Naivasha for the Maasai MaraGame Reserve arriving in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge. Relax in the lodge after lunch until 1600 hrs then head out on a late afternoon game drive, returning before dusk for dinner and your overnight stay.

The Maasai Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to comprehend – indeed, over 450 species of animals have been recorded here! You will easily spot lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savannah – lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures.

Accommodation and meals at Mara Sopa Lodge

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Enjoy a full day game viewing with picnic lunch on the Mara River overlooking the Hippo Pools and the savannah. In addition to the game drive offerings, you can also decide to take an optional hot air balloon ride (an extra US$420 per person) or visit a local Maasai village (an extra US$20 per person). Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. A visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.

Accommodation and meals at Mara Sopa Lodge

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After breakfast, you will leave the park with morning game en-route for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. You will be dropped to the Panafric Hotel for overnight. There’s an option to have dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant (GBP 25 per person). 

After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time and do any last-minute shopping. You will then be transferred to the airport for your international departure flight. This marks the end of the safari full of unforgettable memories.

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