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7 Days Samburu, Nakuru, Mara

Day 01 Depart from Nairobi for The Ark or similar lodge. The Ark is situated in the Aberdare , National Park, deep in the mountain. This unique lodge resembles a ship, overlooking a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which is visited by a variety of animals. Often seen here are the elephant, rhino, and bushbuck. Occasionally a leopard or giant forest hog may be seen.
Before driving to The Ark/Mountain Lodge, lunch is taken at The Aberdare Country Club. Dinner and breakfast at The Ark or similar lodge.

Day 02 Leave The Ark after breakfast, to drive into Samburu passing through Isiolo, the gateway to “George Adamsons” land of lions, reaching Samburu Sopa , of similar by lunch time. Samburu is an open savannah plain and in the vicinity of the Uaso Nyiro River. One can find the Dik Dik, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephants, Cheetah, Leopard and Lion, Unique to this area are the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, the long necked Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx, of course not forgetting the Hippos and Crocodiles in the river and a hundred different species of birds including the Somali Ostrich. Dinner and overnight at your lodge or in camp.

Day 03 Full day spent in SAmburu Game Reserve

Day 04 After breakfast, depart for Pelican Lodge or Lion Hill camp of similar. The Pelican Lodge is situated on the shoreline of Lake Elementaita, in the Great Rift Valley. The Soysambu Wildlife Sanctuary is a private sanctuary, hosting thousands of lesser and greater flamingoes and the only Great White Pelicans, plus a variety of other beautiful water birds. In Soysambu, one has the opportunity to view game while on foot and to watch undisturbed birds from strategically placed points. Night time game drives are available too, giving one the opportunity to view Aardvark, African Wild Cat, Civet, Leopard and white tailed Mongoose. All meals at the camp.

Day 05 Leave after breakfast and drive to the Sarova Mara camp or Oltome Mara Magic Resort or similar, situated in Masai Mara, the richest game park in Kenya. Set up very naturally between two streams, the Sarova Mara camp gives you the opportunity to view a wide selection of wildlife such as Lion, Elephant, Cheetah, Leopard, Rhino, Giraffe and Buffalo. Sarova Mara Camp is surrounded by beautiful gardens and lawns, with an abundance of exotic colorful flowers, truly a sight for sore eyes. All meals are taken at the Sarova Mara Camp or Oltome Mara Magic Resort.

Day 06 Thjs day is spent exploring the Mara plains for predators and a visit to the Hippo pool, of course not forgetting a view into the Serengeti plains across the Kenya/Tanzania border. All meals are taken at Oltome Mara Magic Resort or similar

Day 07 After an early morning game drive and a hearty breakfast we depart for Nairobi arriving erly afternoon

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