8 Days Cheetah Safari: Aberdares, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Naivasha & Masai Mara

6 - 9 Days
TYPOLOGIES

Wildlife

DIFFICULTY

MIN. AGE

A traditional seven-night safari visiting Samburu, home to unique wildlife, followed by the Rift Valley Lakes. The final destination is the Masai Mara where vast numbers of plains game and spectacular big cats abide.
This adventure starts in the Aberdares Range followed by Samburu, home to some of the most unique wildlife in Kenya and a host of birds. Your stay is at the deluxe Ashnil Samburu Camp, spread out along the shady banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, under a thick stand of doum palms and acacia trees that are a feature of the area.
Safari route takes you to Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. Around Lake Nakuru a game reserve has been created where the endangered black rhino is protected and may be seen along with antelope, giraffes, lions and hyenas.
Finally, the magnificent Masai Mara, famed for its vast numbers of plains game and the spectacular big cats. Here you stay in the luxury Ashnil Mara Camp, which offers an unrivalled position for wildlife spotting, and is close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration.

Summary: 2 Nights Aberdare | 2 Nights Samburu | 1 Night Naivasha | 2 Nights Maasai Mara
Price: From $2,662 per person
 
Includes: Excludes:
  • Transport in Land cruiser jeep
  • English speaking Driver/guide
  • Game drives
  • Accommodation in lodges
  • Meals on Full Board
  • Mineral water
  • All Park Entrance Fees,
  • Soft & alcoholic drinks
  • Things of personal nature
  • International Airfares, Visa Fees
  • Optional activities unless specified as included
  • Tips and other gratitude
NOTE: All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated.

Day by Day Program

Day 1: Nairobi - Aberdares: .

On arrival in Nairobi, you can freshen up and store any additional luggage at Global Star Tours Offices before departing for the Aberdares (180 km). Arrive in time for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing, or on a nature walk with the resident naturalist (weather permitting). Overnight : Aberdare Country Club. Meals : Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Aberdares - Samburu

Drive north across the equator to the Samburu National Reserve (190 km). Lunch before a late afternoon game drive. Overnight : Ashnil Samburu Camp. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Samburu

Morning and late afternoon game drives in this open savannah which is traversed by the Ewaso 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. Overnight : Ashnil Samburu Camp. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Aberdares

Drive to your lodge in time for lunch (240 km). Spend the afternoon viewing game from the lodge, or join a nature walk led by a local guide (payable locally and weather permitting). Overnight : Serena Mountain Lodge. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru/Naivasha:

After breakfast, descend into the Great Rift Valley and continue to Lake Nakuru Lodge (240 km). Lunch. Afternoon game drive in the national park. Drive to Lake Naivasha (80 km - approximately 1 hour). Overnight : Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara:

Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve (320 km). Arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: Masai Mara:

Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Alternatively, take an early morning balloon flight over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra). After lunch, relax before a late afternoon game drive. Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Depart to Nairobi

After breakfast, return to Nairobi by road (300 km), or fly from the Masai Mara to Nairobi: morning flight (price on request); lunch in the Masai Mara and afternoon flight (price on request). Meals : Breakfast.

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