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A traditional seven-night safari visiting Samburu, home to unique wildlife, followed by the Rift Valley Lakes.

This itinerary starts in the Aberdares Range followed by Samburu, home to some of the most unique wildlife in Kenya and a host of birds. Your stay is at the deluxe Ashnil Samburu Camp, spread out along the shady banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, under a thick stand of doum palms and acacia trees that are a feature of the area. 

Itinerary
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Day 1 Monday Aberdares

On arrival at the Somak Safari Lounge, you can freshen up and store any additional luggage before departing for the Aberdares (180 km). Arrive in time for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing, or on a nature walk with the resident naturalist (weather permitting).
Overnight : Aberdare Country Club
Meals : Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 Tuesday Samburu

Drive north across the equator to the Samburu National Reserve (190 km). Lunch before a late afternoon game drive.
Overnight : Ashnil Samburu Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 Wednesday Samburu

Morning and late afternoon game drives in this open savannah which is traversed by the Ewaso Nyiro River. The river is populated by hippos and crocodiles, whilst the park is home to a host of animals including several species which are rarely seen in numbers elsewhere, including Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffes and long-necked gerenuks.
Overnight : Ashnil Samburu Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 Thursday Aberdares

Drive to your lodge in time for lunch (240 km). Spend the afternoon viewing game from the lodge, or join a nature walk led by a local guide (payable locally and weather permitting).
Overnight : Serena Mountain Lodge
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Friday Lake Nakuru/naivasha

After breakfast, descend into the Great Rift Valley and continue to Lake Nakuru Lodge (240 km). Lunch. Afternoon game drive in the national park. Drive to Lake Naivasha (80 km - approximately 1 hour).
Overnight : Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 Saturday Masai Mara

Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve (320 km). Arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. 
Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 Sunday Masai Mara

Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Alternatively, take an early morning balloon flight over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra). After lunch, relax before a late afternoon game drive.
Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 Monday Depart

After breakfast, return to Nairobi by road (300 km), or fly from the Masai Mara to Nairobi: morning flight (price on request); lunch in the Masai Mara and afternoon flight (price on request).
Meals : Breakfast
Alternatively, fly directly from the Masai Mara to Mombasa, including lunch in the Masai Mara (price on request).
Light aircraft baggage allowance - 15 kg.
Optional Activity
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Optional activities available in Masai Mara:
Hot Air Ballooning (payable in advance)

Extensions
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Extend your holiday to one of the hotels on the Kenyan Coast of Mombasa or to one of the fabulous Zanzibar beach hotels, for a relaxing end to this safari.

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