6 Days, Rift Valley Lakes Mara

The Big 5, stunning Great Rift Valley lakes, and the scenic scrubland of Samburu - this safari gives a great insight into Kenya's diverse landscapes.

Day 1, Samburu Game Reserve
From Nairobi, pass the majestic Mt. Kenya en route to the open savannah of Samburu Game Reserve. We camp in the narrow stretch of palms and woodland by the Ewaso Nyiro River which provides water for the animals and some relief from the equatorial sun.

Day 2, Samburu Game Reserve
Enjoy a full day of game viewing along the river banks and surrounding scrublands with time out from the midday sun for a refreshing swim at Buffalo Springs. This is a particularly good place to spot elephant and antelope.

Day 3, Lake Baringo, Great Rift Valley
Leaving Samburu, cross the Lerochi Plateau and descend to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, arriving at Lake Baringo by early afternoon. This fresh water lake supports an abundance of birdlife alongside hippos and crocodiles that languish on the lake shore.

Day 4, Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru
At the nearby Lake Bogoria visit an area of bubbling hot springs and steaming geysers, and admire the pink swathes of flamingos on the soda lake. Then at Lake Nakuru National Park enjoy an afternoon game drive, where we literally trip over the many rhino in the park, and if lucky might see a pride of lion languishing in the shade, or leopard in the Acacia trees.

Day 5 & 6 Masai Mara
Travel south through the beautiful savannahs and plains of the Rift Valley and reach our base camp site, where we enjoy another evening out bush under the far-reaching African sky. Spend the next day on game drives exploring the Masai Mara. The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife and the awesome, annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope is the highlight of any visit to Africa from July to September.

Day 7, Masai Mara, Nairobi
Heading north to Narok, we stop to browse in the bustling, vibrant Masai markets to buy curios and handicrafts before continuing to Nairobi where our safari ends.

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