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Samburu Safari

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The Samburu Safari is a superb introduction to the splendours of Kenya, following a classic safari circuit. Visit key national parks and game reserves including Samburu in northern Kenya, Aberdare National Park and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley before finally exploring the vast plains of the Masai Mara. Stay in memorable locations including a special overnight stay at Treetops. This lodge sits on high stilts overlooking a water hole and salt lick in the Aberdare National Park and features open balconies and decks that are ideal for spotting game such as elephants. The Samburu Safari offers a wonderful holiday experiences and great value for money .

  • Experience a night in treetops Treetops is kenya's most famous lodge, rising straight out of the ground on stilts. Here guests can enjoy an ideal vantage point for viewing and photographing game.
  • Perfect introduction to the splendours of Kenya a sumburi safari with The Holiday Place includes key national parks and game reserves, including samburi in northern kenya, aberdare national park, the lakes of the great rift valley and masai mara.
  • Balloon flight over Mara followed by a bubbly breakfast for a little extra, guests can enjoy the amazing experience of a balloon flight over mara, followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast. For those who prefer to stay on land, there is an early morning game drive, followed by breakfast at the Lodge.

Samburu Safari Highlights

  • Samburu National Park
  • Aberdare National Park
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Lake Nakuru
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 1 Friday or Sunday - Fly to Nairobi

Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

Day 2 Saturday or Monday - Nairobi

On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure or choose from a selection of optional excursions (book and pay locally).

  • Overnight Nairobi Holiday Inn

Day 3 Sunday or Tuesday - Samburu

Drive 360 km north across the equator to the Samburu National Reserve and check in to your lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Samburu Game Lodge

Day 4 Monday or Wednesday - Samburu

Enjoy both a morning and late afternoon game drive in this open savannah which is traversed by the Uaso Nyiro River. The river is populated by hippos and crocodiles, whilst the park is home to a host of animals including several species which are rarely seen in numbers elsewhere including Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffes and long-necked gerenuks. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Samburu Game Lodge

Day 5 Tuesday or Thursday - Aberdare

Drive 220 km south into the Aberdare National Park and take lunch at the Outspan Hotel before transferring to Treetops. This lodge rises straight out of the ground on stilts, and open balconies are the ideal vantage points for viewing and photographing game. Please limit your luggage to an overnight bag - the remainder can be stored at Outspan. Bathroom facilities are shared. (b,l,d)

  • Treetops Mountain Lodge

Day 6 Wednesday or Friday - Lake Nakuru or Naivasha

Take an early morning transfer to Outspan Hotel for breakfast and to collect your luggage. Descend into the Great Rift Valley and continue on to Lake Nakuru for an afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Lake Naivasha Lodge

Day 7 Thursday or Saturday - Masai Mara

Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve (320 km). An afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Keekorok Lodge Masai Mara

Day 8 Friday or Sunday - Masai Mara

Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over the Mara* followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Relax by the pool overlooking the endless panorama stretched out before you. Afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Keekorok Lodge Masai Mara

Day 9 Saturday or Monday - Kenya Holiday Extension or Fly Home

After breakfast, return to Nairobi (300 km), proceed with your chosen beach holiday extension or fly home. (b)

Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi or Mombasa on day 9 (includes lunch in the Mara) and 15 kg baggage allowance - prices on request.

Please Note: Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.
*The Masai Mara balloon flight is an additional optional excursion.

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