Great SAFARI- Samburu, Baringo, Nakuru, Masai Mara
This safari ventures into the Northern part of Kenya. Samburu where the landscape is a mix of Savanna and arid, semi-desert, with sights of the peculiar doum palms following the Ewaso Nyiro river and taut thorn trees. Only here You can meet grevys zebra, long necked Gerenuk and the Samburu people in their vibrant dress.
Depart Nairobi in the morning heading north via the shoulder of Africa’s second largest mountain, Mt Kenya to the Samburu Game Reserve. Accommodation in our Gametrackers semi-permanent campsite is beautifully set under a canopy of trees or we may pitch tents by the edge of Uaso Nyiro (meaning Brown in Samburu) River. Cold showers are available which are amazingly refreshing in the hot, dusty climate.
DAY 2 SAMBURU
Day spent game viewing in the park appreciating the diverse landscape and variety of animal species. You may have the option of enjoying a swim or cold drink at a nearby lodge. Alternatively, visit a vibrant Samburu village (extra cost). Animals to look out for include lions, elephants, grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, dik diks, ostrich, oryx, waterbuck, hippos and crocodiles. The horn billed stork is a common sighting as well as various other birds.
DAY 3 BARINGO
Depart in the early morning (with lunch enroute) towards Lake Baringo one of the great Rift Valley Lakes. We arrive this fresh water lake in the late afternoon and depending on the conditions of the lake, we enjoy an evening boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile and numerous birds. A bird watcher’s haven but beware, this is malaria land so it is best to come prepared with plenty of mosquito repellent. We spend the night at a campsite. Optional nature/bird walk (extra cost)
DAY 4 LAKE NAKURU
A 30km drive south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria, also one of the Rift Valley Lakes, with hot springs and flamingos being the main attractions as well as spectacular scenery. Lunch and then proceed for an afternoon game drive at the Lake Nakuru National Park which is a small but equally rewarding park which is home to the black and white rhinos, flamingos, baboons, antelopes, the elusive leopard and numerous bird species. Set up camp at a campsite (cold night) outside the park.
DAY 5 LAKE NAKURU -MASAI MARA
Break up camp after breakfast then depart towards Mai Mahiu and Narok town with lunch en route before arriving at Masai Mara game reserve. View game en route towards our Talek campsite situated at the edge of the park (next to Talek gate). Here we set up tents for the night or us our small wood cabins (if available). Hot showers and toilets are available in the camp and meals are served in the dinning area.
DAY 6 MASAI MARA
The day is spent exploring the Mara magic through early morning and late afternoon game drives. Option to visit Masai village (extra cost) or local school. Alternatively spend the entire day on a game drive (with packed lunches) returning to the campsite in the early evening hours. (Recommended during July/ August during the annual wildebeest migration). Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers.
DAY 7 MASAI MARA -NAIROBI
Depart Camp and drive through the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the main Narok road where we stop to give you a chance to buy souvenirs, or just to have a cup of tea. We return to Nairobi by late afternoon.
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Different species of zebras, giraffes and a lot of other animals. View on the Mount Kenya. Not very popular park, so there is peace and quiet, and it’s ideal for people, who are looking for elite safari.
All year except April and May (rain season).
Park Samburu is located about 800 – 1200 m above sea level. It’s popular because of the book (and movie) „White Massai” – story about white woman who throws her previous life for love to the Masai. Samburu tribe represent nomadic lifestyle, their traditions and culture are unchanged for hundreds of years and they are very proud of it. Their simply life is fascinating. Samburu are related to the Maasai. Their clothes are colorful, highly decorated and they wear a lot of necklaces, bracelets and other jewellery. It is said, that Samburu is very proud and intelligent tribe.
Samburu game reserve is home to many animals. Some animal species are only found in the North such as the grevys zebra and long necked Gerenuk. You can meet here also elephants, giraffes, hippopotamuses. Park is very quiet, away from civilization, and that is why there is so many animals in here. This is the place where you have the unique opportunity to cross the equator.
Central Kenya. About 280 kms north of Nairobi, travel time: 5 – 8 hours.
450 species of birds (like pelicans, cormorants, herons), crocodiles, hippopotamuses and many others animals.
All year except April and May.
Lake Baringo is the most Northerly of Kenya’s small Rift Valley lakes. There is no commercial tourism. You can watch here a beautifull birds and their lives around the lake and on small islands. You can boating on the lake and watch crocodiles and hippopotamuses. You can go from here to the hot springs in Bogoria Lake (about 1 hour) and watch there great flamingos.
Lake Baringo is surrounded by mountains and rocky hills. There is also a dormant volcano.
Even if you are not passionate of bird watching, our guide will show you their fascinating life and awaken your new hobby.
You will never forget the silence, peace and birdsongs from Lake Baringo.
Kenya (about 1 hour drive from Nairobi, at the foot of the African Rift Valley).
Alkaline shallow soda lake, a lot of divers animals, a paradise for ornithologists.
All year except April and May (rain season).
Park is famous for its thousands of flamingos and hundreds of species of birds.
You can meet there also black rhinos, zebras, gazelles, Eland antelopes, lions and leopards.
The nearby cliff offering breathtaking views of the lake, the vast countryside and other Rift Valley lakes.
Southern Kenya (west of Nairobi)
Maasai village, balloon flights, gnu antelope migrations
All year except April and May (migrations: July – October)
Masai Mara is located in Kenya and it’s the northern part of the vast Serengeti ecosystem. Park is located approx. 1,500 meters above sea level. Masai Mara is famous for its spectacular phenomenon of animal migration (to find food).
Name MASAI MARA comes from Maasai who live here. Their living conditions and traditions have not changed for hundreds of years. Maasai live in clay houses or in huts, wear red decorated clothes for deterrent wild animals. Massai warriors wear a lot of jewelry: beads, necklaces, bracelets – it looks amazing!
Name MASAI MARA also comes from Mara river – the border beetween Kenya and Tanzania. This river is a place of spectacular animals migrations. You can see there thusend of gnu antalope, zebras, crocodiles and hippopotamuses on the endless sawannah background.
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