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8 Days Majestic Kenya Safari

Duration

8 Days

Program

Majestic Kenya Safari

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – Arrive Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a representative from Treehouse Safaris & events who will greet you and assist with the transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 2 – Drives to Shaba National Reserve   

Enjoy breakfast and depart for Sarova Shaba arriving in good time for check in followed by lunch. Later in the afternoon proceed for an evening game drive to Shaba National Reserve and return later to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

 Shaba National Reserve is a protected area in northern Kenya to the east of the Samburu and Buffalo Springs national reserves. The Shaba reserve has dramatic scenery including river-side forests, scattered woodlands and dry grasslands dominated by the Shaba Hill volcano. The plentiful wildlife relies on waterholes and marshes scattered throughout the reserve. Shaba is home to the endangered Grevy’s zebra and the rare Williams’s lark. Shaba was the setting for the book and film Born Free, for the film Out of Africa and for the reality show Survivor: Africa.

Shaba National Reserve1
Shaba National Reserve2

DAY 3 – Drive to Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast at the lodge this morning you will depart with lunch boxes for a full day game drive at Samburu National Reserve.Later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Drive to Sweetwaters

After breakfast, you will check out and drive to Sweetwaters, arriving in good time for check in followed by lunch. Later in the afternoon proceed for an afternoon game drive at the conservancy and return later to for dinner and overnight.

Embrace the awe-inspiring natural beauty of your surroundings, and set the stage for a visit you won’t soon forget. Located within the sprawling Ol Pejeta Conservancy, one of Kenya’s most noteworthy conservancies and home to the ‘Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers a holiday experience unlike any other.

Samburu National Reserve1
Samburu National Reserve2

Day 5: Lake Nakuru.

Enjoy breakfast and depart for Lake Nakuru national Park, arriving in good time for check in followed by lunch. Later in the afternoon proceed for an afternoon game drive at Lake Nakuru National park and return later to your lodge for dinner and overnight

DAY 6 drive to Masai Mara

Shortly after breakfast you will depart for Maasai Mara, Arrive in good time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive in the park. Maasai Mara is classic savannah grasslands, where animals are plentiful and the vistas spectacular. Here Maasai tend their cattle in concert with free roaming wildlife – all sharing the same land with minimal conflicts.

You will have one more day of wildlife-viewing opportunities in the Maasai Mara Reserve, also known as the “Jewel of Africa,” inhabited by many of Africa’s most popular wild animals, including lion, cheetah, elephant, leopard, black rhino and hippo. There are over 500 resident species of birds in the park including ostrich, larks and sunbirds as well as the lovely Lilac-breasted Roller.

The area is famous for rolling grassland and for the Mara River, which runs through the reserve from north to south. The reserve covers an area of 700 square miles and forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem, hosting the world famous spectacle of the annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands of zebra and an escort of carnivores as they follow the rains and succulent new grass. A costly trek as many of the lame, laggard and sick will fall prey to ravenous packs of predators and many more will die crossing the swirling flood waters of the Mara River.

Lake Nakuru
mara river2

DAY 7 – full days in Masai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential

 Day 8: End of Itinerary

After breakfast you will be transferred to Keekorok airstrip where you will board your flight back to Nairobi. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your flight back home.

hot-air ballooning
Keekorok Airstrip, Masai Mara