The Grevy's Zebra Safari
|SAMBURU - KENYA HIGHLANDS - LAKE NAKURU - MASAI MARA
|Scheduled road safari in minibus with guaranteed window seat
Day 1: NAIROBI – SAMBURU (Lunch, Dinner)
Pick up from a Nairobi hotel for a morning drive through ever changing landscapes to the dry and remote Northern country of Samburu. Lunch stop and cross the Equator en route. Late afternoon game drive in the reserve. Spend the next two nights at Samburu Sopa Lodge or similar.
Day 2: SAMBURU (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Morning and afternoon game viewing at Samburu/Buffalo Springs reserve. This dramatically beautiful area of arid bush country is brought to life by the Uaso Nyiro River on which the wildlife depend. It's unique and compelling features are the stunning landscapes and unusual species of animal such as the handsome Oryx, long-necked gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, grevy's zebra and Kudu. Along the river trails, marked by ancient doum palms, lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos, hippos and crocodiles may be found.
Day 3: KENYA HIGHLANDS (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Morning drive up to the highlands, past the peaks of Mount Kenya and on to the Aberdare mountains. Overnight at The Ark or Rhinowatch Safari lodge. The Ark is a rustic forest lodge deep inside Aberdares Park where guests can relax in comfort while observing the animals gather to drink at the floodlit waterhole in front of the lodge. Rhinowatch is a homely lodge with a mixture of tented bedrooms and chalets located close by to Solio ranch, one of the best places to see Rhino.
Day 4: LAKE NAKURU (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Morning drive via Thomson’s falls into the Rift valley and on to Lake Nakuru National park. Lunch and afternoon game drive beside the lake, seasonal home to over 450 bird species including great flocks of Flamingos lining the shore. Overnight at a lodge or camp near the lake.
Day 5: MASAI MARA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
A morning drive of great scenic beauty and contrast, crossing the Rift Valley en route to the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most spectacular game reserve. Lunch at a lodge and afternoon game drive at the Mara Reserve. Spend the next two nights at a lodge or camp at the Masai Mara.
Day 6: MASAI MARA(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Morning and afternoon game drives at the Masai Mara. Elephant and Buffalo abound in the riverine forests, while out on the grasslands Impala and Thompson's gazelle can be seen together with their attendant predators such as lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas and Jackals. The Mara is, in fact, the northern part of the Serengeti ecosystem and plays host to vast herds of migratory wildebeest and zebra during the months of July to October. Lesser known species such as topi, hartebeest, waterbuck Eland and many small mammals create a kaleidoscopic picture of wildlife.
Day 7: NAIROBI (Breakfast)
After breakfast drive back to Nairobi where the tour ends.