Kenya Safari – the Grand Tour

We wanted to experience as much safari as Kenya could offer in 10 days. This is the route we finally decided upon which provided three different safari experiences finishing up in Nairobi. We considered finishing with a beach on the east coast or Zanzibar but felt instead that we wanted to maximise the safari time and we were well rewarded!

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London Heathrow to Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport)

Days 1-3: Samburu National Park (Samburu Game Lodge)

  • A morning pickup from the airport and a 5 hour drive to Samburu
  • Twice a day private safari drives around Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserve (lions, leopard, cheetah, elephants, giraffe, zebra, various game and birds)

Day 4-5: Lake Naivasha National Park (Loldia House)

  • 6 hour drive to Lake Naivasha, evening sundowners
  • Day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park (flamingos, white and black rhino, lions, zebra, hippos, cape buffalo, giraffe, various game and birds)
  • Night safari around Loldia House (bat eared fox, armadillo, hyena)

Day 6-10: Masaai Mara National Park (Governors Il Moran)

  • Flight from Loldia House airstrip to Maasai Mara
  • Twice daily safari’s around the park (we saw every animal and bird we could think of including the famous Marsh Pride Lions, large herds of elephant and game, hundreds of hippos, leopards and cheetahs!)
  • Balloon ride along the Mara River
  • Visit to a nearby local school (Mararianda Primary School)

Day 11: Nairobi (Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel)

  • One last early morning safari before taking a 1 hour flight to Nairobi and transfer to the hotel for an evening meal

Morning flight from Nairobi’s international airport back to Heathrow

 

 

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