8 Days Samburu to Masai Mara Safari
The Samburu / Buffalo Springs / Shaba and the Masai Mara offer two contrasting game viewing experiences. The Samburu is set in quintessentially African savannah against the backdrop of dramatic mountain ranges, with several animal species endemic only to this area. The Mara is deservedly the most famous park in Kenya, with unique opportunities to see one of the last Great Plains ecosystems. This safari includes flights from Nairobi to Samburu, from Samburu to Mara, and Mara back to Nairobi, for those who want the best but don't have much time.
Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival you will be picked from the airport and transferred to catch a schedule flight from Wilson airport to Samburu, normally leaves at 9am. If your overnight flight arrives after this time we can arrange a Charter flight to pick you up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at extra cost.
After landing in Samburu, you will be transferred from the airstrip back to our camp, just in time for 10 o’clock tea break or lunch. Later on an evening game drive will be in order.
Dinner and an overnight stay at our camp in Samburu
Day 2 - day 3: Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba Reserves.
Then next 2 days will be spent exploring Samburu National park and its neighbouring reserves, each with its own characteristics. All share River Ewaso N'giro as the boundary, with Mt. Ololokwe to the North, and Mount Kenya 80km to the South.
You will have the excellent opportunities to spot herds of elephant, Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy's Zebra, gerenuk, and Grant's gazelle, leopard, lion and cheetah.
Birding is also excellent in this area with many interesting and colorful species characteristic of the northern dry country. In addition you also go for nature walks and visit to local tradition nomadic Samburu villages.
Day 4: Flight to Masai Mara.
On this day you will be flown from the Samburu National Park to the heart of the vast world renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve. On landing you will be transferred our Masai Mara camp pitched on the banks of Ntiekntiek River which a seasonal river. Later on in the day after lunch in camp, you head out for evening game drive or nature walk or even sun downers.
Dinner and overnight stay at our camp in the Masai Mara.
Days 5, 6, and 7 Masai Mara.
You will have four full days at your dispose in the Masai Mara. While here you will have able time for nature walks in an area that is least frequented by tourists, exciting and extended game drives, photography sessions, bird-watching, bush-meals and picnics. When you are lucky you will be to catch the dramatic wildebeest migration across this treacherous crocodile infested river as part of their annual migration.
Day 8 Masai Mara - Nairobi
After breakfast you will have one more game drive, before flying out of the Masai Mara to Nairobi to proceed on with your travel arrangement back home.