SEVEN-DAY SAMBURU/ABERDARE/LAKES NAIVASHA & NAKURU/MASAI MARA NATIONAL PARKS –

FULL WEEK SAFARI IN AFRICA

Starting from/returning to Nairobi area hotels, airport, or location of your choice.

We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Seven days, six parks – from the cool northern mountains of Aberdare National Park to the southern savannahs of world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, this safari will immerse you in Kenya’s brilliant canvas of wildlife, landforms, and native cultures.

We’ll start this full-week adventure at a unique reserve filled with elephants and arrays of unusual species. Samburu National Park is a lightly touristed park with lots of room to spread out and enjoy the wildlife. Also in the northern country, Aberdare Park will offer you cool upcountry rainforests, waterfalls, black rhinos, and giant antelopes.

Heading back south we’ll visit two high-elevation Rift Valley lakes featuring grazing wildlife on their shores and colorful flocks of birdlife all about. Lake Nakuru National Park is a peaceful treasure of acacia forests, impressive cliffs, meandering Rothschild’s giraffes, and sometimes dazzling pink flamingoes set upon its shores. At nearby Lake Naivasha, we’ll set sail, gliding past curious hippos, cormorants, and kingfishers.

And then it’s on to the king of Kenya’s parks, the Masai Mara Reserve where you’ll encounter the richest ecosystem in the region – prides of lions, cheetahs, and leopards, plus rhinos, elephants, and more than 95 other mammals. So get ready for seven big days of Africa safari adventure!

What’s Cool About These Parks?

You’ll find species at Samburu not easily seen elsewhere – Grevy’s zebra, the reticulated giraffe, and Beisa oryx – to name a few. At Aberdare, you’ll view the elephants and buffalo below as you relax in your treehouse lodge!

Lake Nakuru features rhinos, leopards, and flamingoes, along with pelicans, ostrich, herons, and eagles – a very diverse and pretty park.

If you know about the Masai Mara then surely you’ve heard of the Great Migration – here’s where it happens. This yearly trek of tens of thousands of wildebeests, zebras, gazelle, and more stream across the Mara River from the Serengeti on their timeless drive for survival. And waiting for them are crocodiles and all kinds of big cats.

Fast & Flexible

At AKS you write the rules. Travel and explore at your own pace in you own way. We’re fast, flexible, and always ready to respond to your requests. Book in advance or even the day before. We’ll get you out on safari – pronto!

The Extras

Depending on your choice of accommodation you can enjoy extras like a bush breakfast/lunch/ dinner, traditional dances around the boma, massage, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, special dietary menus, dinner at a Maasai homestead, game walks, overlook a natural watering hole, and more.

Stay Connected or Not. Your Choice.

We realize you’re on safari to get away from the usual. Still, there are times you may want to go online… perhaps to share your photos and adventures with friends. Our safari vehicles connect with Wi-Fi, about 75% of the time so you can usually connect when you want.

The Details

No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At Africa Kenya Safaris, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.

You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.

We give you more at AKS – customization, flexibility, and lots of choices. Your safari includes park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations, and meals. Plus, we always offer economy, comfort, superior comfort, or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your personalized safari adventure for yourself, your family, and your friends.

Check Out Your Ride

Experience your Africa Kenya Safari in a customized pop-top roof 4x4x Safari Jeep that features: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, AC 230 V Power Outlets, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats (on request), Side steps (on request) and most importantly an expert multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an incredible safari experience.

Day 1

Nairobi – Samburu

6 Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

7:30 am  Ready to safari? Your adventure begins as your Africa Kenya Safari driver/guide pulls up to your hotel, residence, or place of your choosing in a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Hop aboard and we’ll begin our journey passing through Kenya’s scenic central highlands with stops at a local market and to mark our crossing of the equator.

Samburu is a wide-open place – popular for a northern park but still lightly touristed. Here you’ll find plenty of elephants and Africa’s other “Big Five” game. And also some unusual species like the Somali ostrich.

We’ll spend our first night on safari at our lodge or tented camp.

Day 2

Full-Day at Samburu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Elephants, zebra, buffalo, warthog, antelope, and the reticulated giraffe – these are just some of the wildlife waiting to be discovered in this expansive park. Of course, we’ll be tracking for the larger predators as well like lion and cheetah.

This is a big arid park, bisected by the refreshing waters of the Ewaso Nyiro River where the wildlife come to quench their thirst and we’ll head over there to observe them.

We’ll also take side trips to the nearby and much greener Shaba and Buffalo Springs reserves to view the wildlife there.

If you wish you can take an optional visit to the local Samburu tribe, closely related to the Maasai people. See their lifestyle and homes close-up and get to know these ancient and self-sufficient people.

While at Samburu, you can take as many game drives as you desire but also relax at your accommodation. Just discuss with your driver/guide.

Toward evening, we’ll retire at our lodge or tented camp for dinner and rest.

Day 3

Samburu – Aberdare

6 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll be up early for a final game drive through the park in case you missed any elephants or antelope.

Now we’ll head south to the highland reaches of Aberdare National Park, a cool spot of waterfalls and mountain streams.

Here you’ll stay in perhaps the most unique accommodation of the safari, and maybe anywhere – a treetop hotel – either The Ark or Tree Tops Lodge.

From either hotel, you’ll get spectacular views of the park and the wildlife below coming to visit the waterholes and salt licks. Look for elephants, black rhino, buffalo, and antelope emerging from the forest.

We will, of course, spend the night in our tree-top lodge.

Day 4

Aberdare – Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha

5 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After spending a night in the treetops, we’ll descend and continue on our Kenya safari. Hitting the trail, we’ll take the scenic drive to Lake Nakuru, stopping to view the impressive Thompson’s Falls, a spectacular plunge of cascading water.

Nakuru is a small but very impressive reserve with its acacia woods, dramatic escarpments, and acacia forests. The wildlife and birdlife here are impressive – giraffe and white rhinos grazing by the lakeshore, lots of baboons, and flamingoes, pelicans, ostrich, storks, and eagles. Plus, we can visit a special sanctuary for black rhinos. Here you’ll find a vibrant palette of moving colors, textures, natural sights, and sounds.

We’ll continue to nearby Lake Naivasha, to relax and enjoy dinner at our accommodation here.

Day 5

Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara

5 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll awake to the morning light and birdsong at this freshwater lake. Ready for an early morning sailing safari? We’ll take an easy sail past hippos, exotic birds, and grazing antelope nearby on the shore.

Neighboring Crescent Island Sanctuary beckons so let’s hop over for a quick guided walking safari past grazing zebra, impala, and giraffe. We’ll also spot lots of shorebirds on this peaceful, private peninsula.

But now it’s time to safari to the most vibrant park in the region if not all of Africa – the Masai Mara Reserve.

Its rolling hills and golden savannahs will greet us with an array of wildlife not seen elsewhere – great prides of lions, plus cheetahs, leopards, crocodiles, elephants, buffalo, giraffe, and rhinos.

The Mara is a great collection of predators and grazers, filling the land over its plains, savannahs, and woods.

We’ll take the first of many game drives upon our arrival.

Don’t miss the late afternoon sunset as we head to our Mara safari lodge or tented camp for dinner.

Day 6

Full Day at the Masai Mara

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We’ll be up early to take in the immense park in the soft morning light. Driving past the many iconic acacia trees you’ll feel as though you stepped into a familiar photo of this famous park.

As at Samburu, you can take as many game drives as you please… but you can also carve out relaxing time at your accommodation, the choice is yours.

If you should be at the park during the season of the Great Migration (July – October), you can’t help but observe the sea of wildebeests and zebras flowing into the park from the neighboring Serengeti.

We’ll have lunch down at the Mara River, site of the great crossing, and watch the drama of nature’s wildlife in all its quest for survival.

If you’d like to see this spectacle from above, we recommend an optional early morning hot air balloon safari. As the dawn’s light plays across the park, you’ll rise to view endless trains of wildlife stretching to the horizon – an unforgettable experience.

Here’s another opportunity to meet the indigenous people of the area – we offer an optional visit with the local Maasai in a nearby village. Learn about their lifestyle and culture, and perhaps pick up some beaded souvenirs of their handiwork.

As evening approaches, we’ll head back to our Mara accommodation for dinner and conversation about all we’ve seen this day.

Day 7

Masai Mara – Nairobi

5 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Let’s take a final game drive through the park, perhaps visiting your favorite spots for some last animal sightings.

Then we’ll turn north for the drive back to Nairobi.

We should arrive at about 4:30 pm and will bring you back to your hotel, residence, or place of your choosing.

From Kenya’s cool north to stunning Rift Valley Lakes to the vast sweep of the Mara, this has been a diverse and colorful safari experience. We hope you collected plenty of photos, memories… and maybe a deeper appreciation for the natural world. From the team at Africa Kenya Safaris, a big Asante! for your time and your trust.

Tour Highlights

– Samburu National Reserve
  • Views of snow-capped Mt. Kenya
  • The Samburu Five – Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, oryx, gerenuk, Somali ostrich
  • Visit the local Samburu people – see their homes and culture
  • 1000’s of elephants
– Aberdare National Park
  • Stay at a unique tree hotel – view game from your balacony
  • Waterfalls, mountains, and lush forests
– Lake Nakuru Park
  • Bird watching
  • Rhino sanctuary
  • Rothschild’s giraffes
  • Flamingoes, pelicans, and other birdlife
  • The Great Rift Valley escarpment – dramatic towering formations & scenery
– Lake Naivasha
  • Boat safari – view wildlife on the shore
  • Glide by hippos
  • Guided walking safari at Crescent Island Sanctuary – giraffes, zebras and more
– Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Unlimited game drives in your own comfortable Safari pop-up top vehicle
  • The Big 5 – elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo & leopard… plus zebra, cheetah and much more
  • Experience the Masai Mara, home to an ancient culture
  • Your choice of accommodations – from budget to luxury – stay in lodges or tented camps
  • Optional Masai village – Please arrange with your driver/guide – $20 per person
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride – please ask us about this unique opportunity – $420 per person
  • Private dedicated English or other language speaking driver/guide

Accommodations

Samburu

Luxury
Lodge/tented Camp options
Ashnil Samburu Camp, Sarova Shaba, Samburu Game Lodge
Comfort
Lodge/tented camp options
Samburu Sopa Lodge
Economy
Lodge/tented camp options
Sentrim Samburu Lodge

Aberdare

Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp accommodation
Treetops Lodge
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp accommodation
The Ark

Lake Naivasha

Luxury
Lodge/tented Camp options

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge.

Comfort
Lodge/tented camp options

Lake Naivasha Country Club.

Economy
Lodge/tented camp options

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge, Elsamere Lodge

Masai Mara

Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options

Ashnil Mara Camp, Mara Eden Safari Camp, Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Sarova Mara Game Camp, Mara Engai Lodge, Ilkeliani Camp.

Superior Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Mara River Camp, Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Matira Camp, Wilderness Camp, Keekorok Lodge

Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Zebra Plains Mara Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Losokwan Luxury Camp.

Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options

Enkorok Mara Camp, Mara Chui Camp, Elangata Olerai Camp.

ALL SAFARI PRICES ARE LISTED BY SEASON, NUMBER OF PERSONS, AND COMFORT TIER

Please check out our prices for these private safaris – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Prices are in USD per person for a double/twin en-suite room.

To view our tour prices for the 3 Safari Seasons, please click High, Peak or Low

High Season (3rdJan-15th Mar)  &  (1stNov-21st Dec)

No. Of PaxEconomyComfortLuxury
2USD1660USD1760USD1900
4USD1400USD1500USD1630
6USD1310USD1410USD1540
SRS*USD220USD265USD335

Peak Season (1st Jul-30th Sept.)  & (22nd Dec-2nd Jan). Xmas Supplement to apply on selected hotels on 24th -26th Dec & 31st Dec-1st Jan

No. Of PaxEconomyComfortLuxury
2USD1790USD1930USD2390
4USD1530USD1670USD2130
6USD1440USD1580USD2040
SRS*USD270USD360USD540

Low Season (16th Mar-30th June – excluding Easter weekend).

No. Of PaxEconomyComfortLuxury
2USD1600USD1650USD1670
4USD1330USD1390USD1400
6USD1240USD1290USD1310
SRS*USD0USD0USD0

*Safari price per person for 3 persons shall be 6% less the per person price of 2 persons.
*Safari price per person for 5 persons shall be 3% less the per person price of 4 persons.
*Solo person safari price: add 50% to per person price based on 2 persons.
*Easter Supplement: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.
*Christmas / New Year Supplement on Dec 25th, 26th, 31st and Jan 1st: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.

Your Tour Includes

  • Transport in a private 4 x 4 Landcruiser Jeep
  • Nairobi airport/hotel pick up and drop off
  • Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodge/tented camps (your choice)
  • Our experienced and friendly English speaking/other language guide/driver
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game viewing drives
  • All meals on safari
  • Government taxes and local levies
  • The Flying Doctors emergency medical evacuation/rescue insurance cover
Not Included In the Tour Price:

– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

Lots of Ways To Stay

Safari Lodge or Tented Camp?
Economy, Comfort, or Luxury?

We offer lots of ways to settle into your safari evening. Some people like the familiar four walls of a traditional lodge. Others go for the outdoors feel of a tented camp. Either way, both lodge or tented camp come in economy, comfort, and lux editions. Choose the accommodation style that suits your needs. And then, which level of service works for you.

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