|Tour Code||DKWA 22849|
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Day 1 - Starting: Nairobi & Finishing: Nairobi
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2 - Starting: Nairobi & Finishing: Samburu Game Reserve
Depart Nairobi and drive north through the farmlands of the Kikuyu people, passing Mt Kenya, Africa's second highest mountain (5199m/17,060ft). Just outside the national reserve, visit a local Samburu village. Similar in appearance to the Masai but less known, the Samburu are a proud warrior tribe. Watch traditional Samburu dancing, and learn about Samburu tribal life and customs. The walk within the village is run by Samburu tribesmen for the benefit of the community. Continue to Samburu National Reserve, a wildlife haven to many species rarely found elsewhere. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in search of the northern species of game that are not seen south of the equator, such as the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, beisa oryx and Somali ostrich.
Day 3 - Starting: Samburu Game Reserve & Finishing: Samburu Game Reserve
Head out in search of the Big Five— elephant, lion, black rhino, leopard, and buffalo — as well as the long-necked gerenuk, a graceful antelope that stands upright on its hind legs to feed on tall bushes.
Day 4 - Starting: Samburu Game Reserve & Finishing: Lake Nakuru National Park
Nakuru, meaning “dusty place” in the Masai language, is a cheerful and vibrant agricultural town with a variety of colourful local markets. Camp outside the town at the edge of Lake Nakuru National Park, the area’s principal highlight and best natural attraction. Time and weather permitting, there may be an opportunity to visit a local tea farm and see how the tea is grown, picked and produced.
Day 5 - Starting: Lake Nakuru National Park & Finishing: Lake Nakuru National Park
Embark on a safari within Lake Nakuru National Park, in search of the resident black rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.
Day 6 - Starting: Lake Nakuru National Park & Finishing: Masai Mara
Depart for the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit to this reserve. Arrive in the afternoon and get settled at the permenant tented camp, the base for exploring the Mara. Head into the reserve for an afternoon game drive.
Day 7 - Starting: Masai Mara & Finishing: Masai Mara
Rise early for a game drive during the best time to spot wildlife and criss-cross the rolling hills of the African savannah. With a full day to explore the area, we can cover a lot of ground. With time, visit the Mara River area. Opt to go for a balloon safari for a new perspective over the beautiful landscape.
Day 8 - Starting: Masai Mara & Finishing: Nairobi
Enjoy one last opportunity to spot the Big Five before heading back to the capital city. In Nairobi there's some time to buy local handicrafts or check out a bit of the city.
Day 9 - Starting: Nairobi & Finishing: Nairobi
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