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Day 1.Arrrival Nairobi – Samburu National reserve
Upon arrive in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Meet and greet by Tanzania Tour and Safaris Ltd Guides. you will be briefed about the safari by your guide. Drive drive to Samburu arriving in time for check in and lunch. You will have some rest before you embark on the evening game drive in the famous Samburu game reserve, which is known for its “special 5”. If lucky you will be able to see them as they include; Reticulated Giraffe, gravy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Baisa Oryx. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa lodge (meals plan. Full board).
Day 02.Samburu National reserve
Wake up call at 0600 hrs, tea / coffee and cookies at the lobby. Set off for the early morning game drive in the reserve. Return to the lodge for breakfast at the lodge and thereafter, rest of the morning will be at leisure. Lunch will be served at the lodge, and in the evening, set off for the late evening game drive.
The landscape of the Samburu area is beautiful - arid and scrubby with magnificent mountains in the background. An unusual forked palm; the doum palm, grows along the banks of this river and adds striking beauty to the panorama. Wildlife is surprisingly abundant for such a dry place and includes several species, which are unique to the area such as; gerenuk gravy’s zebra, beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe and Somali ostrich. Not to be overlooked are the hundreds of species of birds to be found here. This is home to the Samburu people, “cousins” to the Maasai and the young warriors’ colorful dress and ornamentation distinguishes them from other members of the tribe
Meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa lodge (meals plan. Full board)
Day 03. Samburu National reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park
Waken by marching elephant and sounds of birds. Have breakfast at your lodge. Check out and drive through
the cool Rift Valley environment towards Nakuru. Drive through the park and arrive at your camp in time for lunch. Have an afternoon game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park.
L. Nakuru is a small park with over 50% of its area covered by the Lake. Located in the middle of the Rift valley, L. Nakuru has a wide variety of animals which includes the Rothschild Giraffe, Lions, White and Black rhinos as well as the Leopard. All these can be spotted depending on your luck. The park is also considered by birdwatchers as an ornithological paradise! A myriad of both Greater and lesser flamingoes has made this lake their home.Meals and overnight at Flamingo hill tented camp (full board)
Day 04.Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha.
After your breakfast, depart to Lake Naivasha for boat ride and fishing. After fishing return to the lodge for the lunch, after lunch depart to Hell’s gate National park, visit the towers and geysers waters, devil’s kitchen and bedroom. You have an option of hiking using bare foot or do biking. Later afternoon drive back to the lodge for your dinner. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha sopa lodge (full board)
Day 05. 30TH Sept 2014, Lake Naivasha
You will have a full day exploration of Lake Naivasha & lke elemeitaita, the lakes are considered as bird paradise. With all your meals and overnight at Lake Naivasha sopa lodge (full board).
Day 06. Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast at the lodge, head southwards to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch, relax. Have an afternoon game drive in the reserve.
An exploratory drive around the 1,792 sq. km game park with its low hills and savannah type rolling
grasslands, gallery forest on the Mara River and its tributaries. Get introduced to the herbivores; elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the variety of antelopes, the Masai giraffe and the Burchell zebra. The carnivores are the black mane lion, cheetah and leopard. Also to be seen are the largest bird, the Masai ostrich, the Secretary bird, the crested crane and saddle-bill stork. Crocodiles and hippos share the river. Return to your lodge by sunset. Meals and overnight at Mara sopa camp (full board).
Day 07-8. Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Optional Early Morning balloon safari rideus (US$450.00 per person ) across the Maasai Mara plain. Breakfast at the lodge then enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti ecosystem to the south. Game abounds here; The Mara is noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black maned males. See the great Migraton where over 1.5 million wildebeest and other antelopes crossing the mighty Mara River. Experience the battle between survival and hunger. You are also likely to see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as – if you're lucky leopard, cheetah and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents. You're sure to see the African buffalo. Get the cameras ready, stock up on film/tapes and enjoy yourselves! In the evening visit maasai village.
Day 09.Maasai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi
After breakfast at the lodge. Check out and depart to Nairobi. You will be transferred to the Airport for your home flight. Which will end 8 days of Kenya birding safaris
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