Highlights in Northern Kenya
This safari trip takes you to the highlights in Northern Kenya. You start with a visit to the Samburu National Reserve - not only home to many wild animals, but also to the Samburu tribe, which you can visit during your stay there. Your way continues to Lake Nakuru national park, famous for its countless flamingos (especially in January and February). The world-famous Masai Mara concludes with unforgettable game viewing and game drives.
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Arriving at Jomo Kenyatta Airport - Welcome to Kenya
Today you arrive at the airport in Nairobi. You have already purchased your visa online in advance and are collecting your luggage. At the exit you will be met by your driver and after a short briefing you will be taken to your accommodation in Nairobi.
From Nairobi to the Samburu National Reserve
Today you leave Nairobi after breakfast and continue to the north of Kenya to the Samburu Sopa Lodge - the drive takes about 6 hours. You will arrive here for lunch in the early afternoon. Samburu National Reserve is home to lions and leopards - a great area for afternoon game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Explore the Samburu National Reserve
Use today for your game drives in the Samburu National Reserve. The area is characterized by a spectacular landscape. Arid plains, which are crossed by a river and in the background Mount Kenya and other impressive mountains of Africa. If you want we can make a stop at a Samburu village. This tribe is very similar to the Maasai and a visit here will always be remembered. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
From the Samburu to the flamingos on Lake Nakuru
After breakfast you will leave the Samburu National Reserve and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. Your way leads you through smaller villages and the typical Kenyan landscape. The journey time is approximately 6 hours, so you will arrive in the early afternoon for lunch. Use the afternoon for a first game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. This is particularly famous for its flamingo population. You can see these well in January and February during the breeding season. There is also a lot to discover for the rest of the year and Lake Nakuru is definitely worth a visit. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
From the flamingos on Lake Nakuru to the Masai Mara
After breakfast you will leave Lake Nakuru and drive to the Masai Mara. The travel time is approx. 4-5 hours. You will arrive at your accommodation in time for lunch. In the afternoon you will go on your first game drive in search of the inhabitants of the Masai Mara. Zebras, wildebeest, buffalo, warthogs and one or the other lion will cross your path. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Game drives in the Masai Mara
You start your first game drive through the Masai Mara early in the morning - the animals are particularly active here. You return to the accommodation for breakfast and relax there until after lunch. In the afternoon you can visit a Maasai village (not included in the price) before the next game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
From the Masai Mara back to Nairobi
Today your journey is drawing to a close. After a final morning game drive in the Masai Mara and a hearty breakfast, you will return to Nairobi. The journey time is approx. 5 hours (lunch not included in the price). We will be happy to drop you off at the hotel or airport and say goodbye to you.
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The Eka Hotel is a modern hotel, which offers good comfort for the discerning traveller. It is located perfectly in Mombasa Road in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. It is only a few minutes from the international airport Jomo Kenyatta, 5km from Wilson airport and 5km from Nairobi's business district. The hotel has 170 rooms. Each room has air condition and is furnished with a flatscreen TV, satellite TV, telephone, free WiFi, minibar, electronic safe, tea and coffee maker and hair dryer. Iron and ironing board are available on request. For the guests' convenience there are restaurants, a bar, a fitness room, a swimming pool, lush gardens and conference and event locations. All attractions in Nairobi can easily be reached from the hotel: The Nairobi National Park, the Karen Blixen Museum, the National Museum, the Bomas of Kenya and the Giraffe Center. The most important sights, restaurants and entertainment venues are conveniently situated.
Built upon the line of hills, which mark the Western border of the African Great Rift Valley, the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge offers a spectacular view over the African vastness. The lodge oversees the Lake Nakuru und it's surrounding National Park. It is paradise for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The Nakuru National Park is a mainly bushy and tree-covered grassland with a large ecological variety.
The Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is located on the hillsides of the Oloongams Hills and it was one of the first lodges built in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The bungalows were modelled on the Maasai huts. The landscape surrounding the lodge is lush and from desert cactuses to jasmin blossoms many different kinds of plants are growing there. From here you can explore the Masai Mara reserve.
The Samburu Sopa Lodge in the Samburu National Reserve in North Kenya was built upon a hill and you have a wonderful panoramic view over the Samburu land. The bungalows are built in the Samburu style. There are 15 in total with 2 rooms each. They are located around a water hole, but with enough space for the animals, so they can access this source of water without interruption.
The Samburu National Park is situated in the north of Kenya and covers an area of 165 km². 350 km north of Samburu County at the Uaso Nyiro river, you can observe oryx antelopes, gerenuks, grant gazelles, dik-diks and zebras. Reticulated giraffes are also typical for the region. Amongst the carnivores you can find leopards, lions, cheetahs and striped hyaenas. Ostriches and great elephants complement the large variety of animals in the Samburu National Park.
Masai Mara is the conservation area with the most animal species in Kenya and is located at the border to Tanzania, as part of the Serengeti. Covering an area of 1510 km², this is the place to observe the great migration of gnus and zebras from September until November.
The Lake Nakuru National Park is situated about 160 km northwest of the capital Nairobi at Lake Nakuru. This national park is famous especially for its flamingo population. Here you can also marvel at other mammals such as antelopes, waterbucks, monkeys, buffaloes and giraffes. The park is also a protected area for rhinos, featuring a population of more than 60 black and white rhinos.
4x4 Safari Auto (Toyota Landcruiser) - unlimited mileage
English speaking guide
All admissions and fees
Accommodation and meals as described
1 liter of water per person per day during the safari
Flying Doctors Insurance - in the event of an accident or sudden illness, you will be picked up by the Flying Doctors at the nearest landing site and flown to a hospital in Nairobi. From then on, your international health insurance should cover payment for the treatment.
Visa to Kenya
Tips: Recommendation: Guide: 15-20 US per day per group
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International travel health insurance
Travel cancellation insurance