The Ark
Samburu National Reserve
3-DAYS SAMBURU RESERVE SAFARI
Leopard
Lake Nakuru Sopa
Cranes
Lilac breasted roller
Hippo

10 DAYS PRIVATE WILDLIFE SAFARI ADVENTURE

$2,700.00$4,500.00

Get ready to dive into a 10-day rollercoaster of wild escapades through Kenya’s most enchanting wildlife havens—Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Nakuru, Naivasha, and the world-renowned Masai Mara. Ever dreamed of meeting the fabulous five in Samburu? How about gaping at the incredible critters in Ol Pejeta and Aberdare ranges? Fancy yourself a bird whisperer? Then Lake Nakuru’s avian paradise is calling your name! Put on those walking boots for a thrilling safari stroll through Hell’s Gate and cap it all off with heart-pounding days in Masai Mara. Buckle up for an unparalleled safari adventure that’ll leave you spellbound!

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SUMMARY OF THE 10 DAYS PRIVATE WILDLIFE SAFARI ADVENTURE

Embark on a wild 10 days private wildlife safari adventure through the magical wildlife sanctuaries of Samburu, Ol Pejeta, Nakuru, Naivasha and Masai Mara in Kenya. Encounter the fabulous five animals in Samburu, marvel at the diverse wildlife in Ol Pejeta and Aberdare ranges , explore the bird watcher’s paradise at Lake Nakuru, walking safari at Hell’s gate and have a blast with thrilling days at the iconic Masai Mara. Get ready for a safari experience like no other!

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SAFARI

⦁ High chance of seeing all the big five
⦁ Visit Ol Pejeta where you can view the only two remaining northern white rhino in the world and also the only       place in Kenya chimpanzees are found.
⦁ View wildlife found only on the Northern Hemisphere, above the equator line in Kenya. Also known as the  special 5, they are Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy Zebra, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk, and Somali Ostrich .
⦁ Walking safari among grazing animals at Hell’s gate national park.
⦁ Private safari with your safari vehicle and personal driver guide.
⦁ Visits the renowned Masai Mara
⦁ Midrange accommodation facilities
⦁ Private safari with own safari vehicle and driver guide
⦁ Safari hats
⦁ Complimentary lunch on the last day
⦁ Optional Boat ride at Lake Naivasha
⦁ Optional Balloon ride in the Mara

 

Brief Safari itinerary

Day 1. Depart early in the morning to Samburu national reserve where you will have a
late afternoon game drives.
Day 2. Morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu national reserve.
Day 3. Drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy where you will have afternoon game drives.
Day 4. Drive to Aberdares for afternoon game drives.
Day 5. Drive to Lake Nakuru where you will have after noon game drives.
Day 6. Drive to Lake Naivasha for walking safari at Hell’s Gate National Park
Day 7. Drive to Masai Mara where you will have afternoon game drives.
Day 8 & 9. Full days game drive in Masai Mara with packed lunch. A balloon can be planned on one of this days.
Day 10. Departure.

DETAILED ITINERARY OF THE 10 DAYS PRIVATE WILDLIFE SAFARI ADVENTURE

DAY 1: NAIROBI – SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

We’ll have our guide pick you up bright and early at 7AM (or even earlier!) from the airport or your Nairobi hotel, for a scenic drive to Samburu National Park, passing through lush tea, coffee and sisal plantations. Don’t forget to stop and admire the majestic Mount Kenya with its snow-capped peaks! When you arrive at Samburu National Reserve, get ready for an unforgettable experience. It is home to some of the most unique wildlife found anywhere on Earth! Plus, thanks to the Ewaso Nyiro River running nearby, you’ll find plenty of shady trees and water sources that attract these amazing animals. You will be crossing into the Northern Hemisphere as you enter Samburu. This is sure to be a memorable moment too! After lunch, you’ll set off on your afternoon game drives inside this pristine wonderland. When evening arrives, you’ll return back to the lodge for dinner and a good night’s rest.
Accommodation at Samburu Sopa Lodge
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

DAY 2: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

After breakfast, you’ll be ready to explore all the wonders of Samburu National Reserve, a rugged and striking landscape fed by the gorgeous Ewaso Nyiro River. This special area north of the equator is home to some unique wildlife like oryx, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Gravy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. Make sure to bring out your inner nature photographer! You will take a break for lunch and a little rest once the sun’s cooled off before heading back out again for more game drives. Once evening approaches, you’ll return to cozy up at your lodge with dinner and sweet dreams until the morning comes around again.
Accommodation at Samburu Sopa Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 3: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE TO OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

After breakfast depart Samburu and drive to Ol Pejeta conservancy. On the way you can stop at the equator marker. You will arrive in time for lunch. After short rest you will proceed for a late afternoon game drive. Serena Sweetwater’s tented camp is located in a prime location in Ol Pejeta conservancy. The conservancy is one of the few places where you can have night game drives at an extra cost. Other optional activities include lion tracking, camel ride, bush lunch/dinner etc. Interaction with the only two remaining northern white rhinos needs to be arranged in advance.
Accommodation at Serena Sweetwater Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 4: OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY TO ABERDARES NATIONAL PARK

Arise early for a morning game drive and later have breakfast before departing for Aberdares National Park. On arrival, you will check in at Aberdare country club and have lunch. After lunch drive through the park, you may have a chance to spot various monkeys, such as the Colobus and Velvet monkeys, for whom the Aberdare National Park is an ideal habitat. Many birds are also found here. In the forest there are many animals like the Red Duiker, Suni, Bushbuck, elephants, buffaloes, leopards etc. The moorland thickets are the home of Bush Duiker and Black-fronted Duiker not forgetting the scenic view of Chania falls.
Accommodation at The Ark Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 5: ABERDARES NATIONAL PARK TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Depart Aberdares National Park after breakfast and head to Lake Nakuru national park. On arrival at lake Nakuru national park, you will enter and have en route game drive as you head to you lodge located inside the park. Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After a short period of relaxation, you continue with game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is famous for the flocks of the greater and lesser Flamingo that gather around the lake numbering around 2 million, which turns the lake pink. This has given the lake a nickname; the pink lake. The endangered rhino and Rothschild giraffe are found in the park. Other animals found in the park include African buffalos, zebras, impalas, olive baboons, velvet monkeys, waterbucks, hyenas, jackals, hippopotamus among many others. Back to the lodge in the evening.
Accommodation at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 6: LAKE NAKURU TO LAKE NAIVASHA (HELL’S GATE NATIONAL PARK)

Depart Lake Nakuru National Park after breakfast with an en-route game drive. After lunch and brief rest, you will be taken to Hell’s Gate National Park where you will have guided nature walk among wild life. You will also have options for a bicycle ride in the park and boat rides in the lake all at an extra cost. The park has a variety of wildlife. Giraffe, eland, hartebeest, buffalo and other small gazelles and antelopes are common in the grassy plains. Also available but rarely seen are lions, cheetahs and leopards. Back to the lodge in the evening.
Accommodation at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 7: LAKE NAIVASHA TO MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

You will leave Lake Naivasha in the morning after breakfast and drive to Masai Mara National Reserve. You will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch and a brief rest, you will embark on your afternoon game drive feasting your eyes on the marvels that Masai Mara has to offer. All members of the big 5 are found in this reserve. Other animals seen here include cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland among others. Different bird species are also found. They include eagles, vultures, ostriches, storks, little grebe, pelicans, cormorants & darter. In the evening you will retire to your lodge, have dinner and fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush.
Accommodation at Keekorok Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 8 & 9: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

For the two days, your morning game drive starts soon after breakfast when we again head deep into the wild in search of its thrills and spills. A balloon safari can be arranged one of days. Like the evening game drive, morning drives are very rewarding in terms of wildlife and riveting scenery. You can expect immense multitudes of the Big Five, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, gazelles, impalas, and wildebeests. The birds aren’t shy either as the kingfisher, hornbill, secretary bird, and Kori bustard are expected to appear. At noon, we gather under the signature acacia tree in the Mara for a delicious packed lunch from the Mara Serena. Afterward, our game drive continues with an afternoon to evening game drive. Every turn within the Mara reveals new sets of attractions to admire. If we are not fussing over the wildlife, sunburned savannah, or bird variety, then we are admiring the scenery. We return to the lodge in the evening.
Accommodation at Keekorok Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 10: MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE TO NAIROBI

Depart the Lodge after breakfast; depart for Nairobi with an en-route stop over at the great rift valley view point. Later proceed to Nairobi arriving with an en-route lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant before being dropped off at the Airport to catch your international flight.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch 

End of 10 Days Private Wildlife Safari Adventure

COST INCLUSIONS
⦁ Full board accommodation as per the itinerary and program
⦁ All road transports
⦁ Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
⦁ All airport/hotel transfers
⦁ Driver’s allowances and other vehicle expenses
⦁ Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
⦁ Game drives
⦁ Drinking water during safaris
⦁ Park entrance fees
⦁ Emergency evacuation cover by AMREF Flying Doctors
⦁ Meals as stipulated in the itinerary
⦁ A safari hat for each
⦁ Complementary lunch on your last day.

COST EXCLUSIONS
⦁ Visas
⦁ Personal items
⦁ Beers, sodas, wines &spirits
⦁ Tips and gratitude
⦁ International/local flights
⦁ Balloon ride safari

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