Places to Visit

Samburu and Lake Nakuru. This safari takes you through two very different game viewing experiences:

Shaba National Reserve has kept a low-profile with a relatively low game count in comparison to it's busy neighbour, Samburu but it has a harsh beauty and makes for a great escape from well-worn tourist routes. Wildlife is starting to move back in, however, and lion are spotted regularly.

Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. This soda lake on the floor of the Rift Valley is host to millions of flamingos and an important refuge for endangered species- particularly Rothschild Giraffe and black and white rhino.

DAY 1:
NAIROBI –SAMBURU/SHABA NATIONAL GAME RESERVE

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative for tour briefing before departing for the Samburu National Game Reserve. You will drive through the central Kenya highlands to arrive in time for check in and lunch at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge. Afternoon at leisure before going for the evening game drive in the Shaba National Game Reserve till dusk when you return to your lodge.

Shaba National Reserve has kept a low-profile with a relatively low game count in comparison to it's busy neighbour, Samburu but it has a harsh beauty and makes for a great escape from well-worn tourist routes. Wildlife is starting to move back in, however, and lion are spotted regularly.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge.

DAY 2:
SAMBURU/SHABA NATIONAL GAME RESERVE

0630 hrs early morning game drive in a safari vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing. Late breakfast to follow.  Lunch will be provided at your lodge. You spend early afternoon at leisure, until 1530 hrs when you go for your afternoon game-drive till dusk.
Samburu National Reserve is a wildlife haven. Here you will spot Africa’s big cats - lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. Some animals are unique to this northern Kenya park: Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudu and gerenuk. The The Ewaso Nyiro River, the boundary with the neighboring Buffalo Springs National Reserve, is where the elephants, buffalo and other animal species gather for a drink. You will find the scenic semi arid landscape quite dramatic. The reserve is located within the lands of the colourful semi-nomadic Samburu tribesmen.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Sarova Shaba Game Lodge.
DAY 3:
NAIROBI –SAMBURU/SHABA NATIONAL GAME RESERVE- LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

After your breakfast, you will depart for the Lake Nakuru National Park with a brief stop at the Thompson Falls before proceeding with the drive to arrive in time for check in and lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. You will then spend the early afternoon at leisure before going for the evening game drive around the lake till dusk when you return to your lodge.

Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, water buck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge.

   

DAY 4:
LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK – NAIROBI

0630hrs. You will go for the early morning game drive before returning to your lodge for breakfast. Then spend the midmorning at leisure until around 1130hrs when you will have lunch then depart for Nairobi to arrive late in the evening for check in at the Sarova Panafric Hotel. After freshening up, you will be transferred to the renowned Carnivore restaurant for a farewell dinner. Later return to your hotel for overnight stay.

   

DAY 5:
DEPARTURE

After your breakfast, you will be transferred back to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your departure flight back home.