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8 Day Top Samburu Savannah Safari

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An 8 Day Top Samburu Savannah Safari giving you a wonderful safari experience in Kenya’s true wilderness taking you through Samburu, Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. Can be extended to 14 days if one wishes to visit a rural village and enjoy Kenya’s cultural and Beach experience in Diani, Mombasa.

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya: Mvuli House Hotel

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi where you will be received by your local tour guide followed by a transfer for your overnight accommodation at Mvuli House situated a few kilometres from the airport. Relax while at the same time getting ready before your 8 Days Top Samburu Savannah Safari adventure begins tomorrow morning.

Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu: Samburu Sentrim Safari Lodge

8 Days Top Samburu Savannah Safari, a better way to discover Kenya. Depart after breakfast for Samburu National Reserve, Kenya’s most unspoiled and less crowded safari destination you should visit now before the masses. We will arrive in time for check-in and lunch at Samburu Sentrim Safari Lodge, a 4-star accommodation spectacularly nestled along the banks of the seasonal Ewaso Nyiro River giving you the possibility to watch game over the river from your private veranda. Relax and later proceed for an evening safari game drive with the privilege of seeing both the Big Five and the Northern Five thriving in their endemic environments. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Samburu – Aberdares: Treetops

We depart after breakfast for Aberdares National Park, a historic and one of the most scenic parks in Kenya. We will arrive in time for check-in and lunch at Outspan Hotel and transfer to Treetops, your tonight’s accommodation overlooking a salt lick and floodlit waterhole providing spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. It’s all about 8 days of Top Samburu Savannah Safari at unique Treetops, famous and historic property as it is the place where Princess Elizabeth ascended to the British throne in 1952. It has recently been completely renovated in celebration of its 80th anniversary. Game can be viewed 24 hours from your viewing deck and a rooftop platform, an ideal place to capture incredible close-up photographs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Aberdares – Lake Nakuru: Waterbuck Hotel

We depart after breakfast for Lake Nakuru National Park, a birdwatcher’s paradise and its shores are home to over a million flamingos and other wildlife species including the black and white rhinos. We will arrive in time for check-in and lunch at Waterbuck Hotel followed by an afternoon safari game drive along the shores of the lake. Top Samburu Savannah Safari dinner and overnight Waterbuck Hotel.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara: Mara Sidai Safari Camp

We depart after breakfast for the glorious Masai Mara National Reserve, probably one of the world famous reserves in Africa giving you unique opportunities to watch all kinds of wildlife including the Big Five and the spectacular wildebeest migration, usually between July and October. We will arrive in time for check-in and lunch at Mara Sidai Safari Camp. Enjoy an afternoon safari game drive. Top Samburu Savannah Safari dinner and overnight at Mara Sidai Safari Camp.

Day 6: Full Day Masai Mara: Mara Sidai Safari Camp

We have a full day in Masai Mara game reserve, an opportunity to enjoy two safari game drives, one in the morning and another in the evening. You can choose to lose yourself in the Mara plains with a break for a picnic bush lunch if you so wish. The evening game drive further gives you the chance to seek out for game you may not have previously spotted. Explore every corner of this magnificent reserve, the park of parks where wildlife freely wander across these pure African savannah plains. Most likely to spot lions basking in the shade, and may even be able to find an elusive solo leopard and many other wildlife species. Top Samburu Savannah Safari dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Airport Transfer

Depart after breakfast back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Welcome to Nairobi which was once a swampy area. It was founded in 1899 and once on the hands of British authorities during the colonial period is today Kenya’s capital and East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. Nairobi has been nicknamed as the world’s safari capital in the sense that it is the only place in the world with a wildlife park within its boundaries. From kissing giraffes, shopping, art and culture, dining, parks and green spaces to sport activities, Nairobi is a beehive of activities. Time for optional lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant or drive straight to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your flight back home.

Day 8: Arrive Home

Arrive back home with the best memories of a safari in Kenya.

Mombasa Beach, Rural Village and Culture Extension – Optional

Day 7: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Mombasa

After breakfast bid goodbye to the camp attendants and proceed to Nairobi. We will arrive in time for an optional lunch at Nairobi’s famous Carnivore Restaurant, before we transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight to Mombasa. Dinner and overnight at Castle Royal Hotel.

Day 8 – 11: Mombasa – Tsunza Village

After breakfast we will go shopping and thereafter depart for this coastal rural village, Tsunza. Here begins another journey, a cultural trip into Tsunza village, the heart of a true African village in the outskirts of Mombasa. Welcome and discover the other side of Kenya as you spend your days mingling with the local villagers and doing everything as they do.

Cultural Experience and Other Activities in Tsunza Village

  • Mingle with the local villagers in their homesteads
  • Learn about the local culture and traditions
  • Learn how to play and dance to traditional music of the Duruma community
  • Take part in day-to-day activities: fishing, grazing, farming, etc.
  • Enjoy open air picnic lunch under palm trees
  • Watch tradition palm wine tapping or even test it while still fresh
  • Meet, greet and play with children at Makuti Children’s Home
  • Bonfire and Barbeque sessions

Day 11 – 13: Tsunza Village – Diani Beach Ukunda

Finally we bid goodbye to the villagers and depart Tsunza village heading out to the beach arriving in time for lunch at Rongai Restaurant. Welcome to the famous south coast beaches where the crystalline Indian waters and sparkling white sands invite you for relaxing moments after your safari. Overnight at Pride Inn Hotel for the rest of your stay in Diani Beach Ukunda.

Day 13: Diani Beach – Airport Transfer

Today we have come to the end of our stay in Kenya. After breakfast bid goodbye and proceed to Moi International Airport for your flight back home.

Day 14: Arrive Home:

Arrive back home with the best memories of a safari in Kenya.

This Safari Itinerary Includes:-

  • Wildlife entrance park fee
  • Sightseeing and game drives as mentioned
  • Full-board accommodation while on safari (drinks not included)
  • Transport on a safari van during your safari adventure
  • A 1/2 L bottle of water per person per day during safari

Does Not Include:-

  • Flight tickets
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Comprehensive insurance, cancellation and repatriation
  • Anything else not mentioned in the travel contract


24 hour emergency phone number
Local swahili language intro to boost your experience
20-minute orientation talk on arrival
Airport transfer on arrival & departure
Masai village visit & advice*

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