ROUTE 9: SAFARI Nyati (BUFFALO) Duration: 11 days / 10 nights Nairobi (0 / 1) - Samburu (2) - Sweetwaters (1) - Lake Nakuru (1) - Masai Mara (2) - Nairobi (1) - Amboseli (2) - Nairobi (1 / 0)

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi
Jambo! Welcome to Africa! You will be met on arrival by our driver guide who will accompany you to one of the best hotels in the city where you will spend the night in Nairobi.
(If you arrive in the morning, you will depart directly to Samburu National Reserve without an overnight stay in Nairobi).

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Nairobi

Day 2: Samburu National Reserve
This morning, we head north across the Ecuator to the Samburu National Reserve. Stop at the famous poster|landmark of the Ecuator to take memorable photographs and see demonstrations of the Coriolis effect, whereby a stick in a bowl of water rotates in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction depending on the hemisphere in which we find.an be made from two bowls of water even just a meter away from each other. Lunch at a lodge followed by an afternoon safari drive. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Samburu is famous for several endemic species: the reticulated giraffe, the gerenuk long neck, colobus monkey, the beisa oryx and Grevy's zebra.

Accommodation: Lodge at the Samburu
 

Day 3: Samburu National Reserve
There will be an early morning safari drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. After lunch, there will be a second safari drive that allows us to further explore Samburu and the aforementioned endemic species. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Accommodation: Lodge at the Samburu

Day 4: Sweetwaters Reserve
In the morning we drive to Sweetwaters Tented Camp, situated in the heart of a pool of private property, the former cattle ranch Ol Pejeta, which have created a sanctuary for rhinos and other chimpanzees. Enjoy superb views across the plains to the peaks of Mount Kenya. Following the afternoon game drive we sucure accommodation and have dinner. All tents have a private terrace. In the picturesque village is the original dining room, bar and reception.

ACCOMMODATION: Sweetwaters Tented Camp


Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, we travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, described by American ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson as "the most fabulous bird spectacle in the world." The park and its famous lake is the ideal habitat for lesser flamingos, pink flamingoes, pelicans and other species of animals, including lions, leopards, buffaloes, conch water, giraffes, baboons, rhinos and hyenas. We enjoy an afternoon game drive along the lake shore and later have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge
ACCOMMODATION: Lake Nakuru Lodge

Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, about 8:30am we depart by road to the Masai Mara reserve. Today the Masai Mara National Reserve is the most famous reserve in Kenya and home to the "Big Five": buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. Great herds of wildebeest and zebra wander the Mara grasslands and their number is increasing during the annual migration. Lunch en route. We arrive at our lodge in Mara, check in and settle into our rooms. Afterwards we will have one afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

ACCOMMODATION: Lodge in Mara

Day 7: Masai Mara National Reserve
Today we have the opportunity to enjoy an early morning balloon safari (optional, so the cost is additional) on the plains of Mara, which includes a bubbly champagne breakfast upon landing, a show that will undoubtedly be unforgettable . In the case of not making the balloon safari, we will make an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. We will enjoy another game drive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnigh stay at the lodge.

ACCOMMODATION: Lodge in Mara


Day 8: Nairobi
After breakfast, we travel to Nairobi and stay at a hotel during lunchtime. In the afternoon, we will be free to relax in the hotel or use the time to visit the city. We offer the possibility of the Nairobi City tour or Walking tour (described in the section on optional excursions) in the company of our guide-driver. Dinner tonight will be at the famous Carnivore restaurant (although there are other options).

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Nairobi


Day 9: Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, we drive to Amboseli National Park making a short safari before registering in the Amboseli lodge. Lunch at the lodge. Amboseli lies at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, a few meters from the border between Kenya and Tanzania. This is the highest mountain in Africa (5,895 m.),it is in Tanzanian territory and is clearly visible from the Amboseli park. There will be a game drive in the afternoon visiting the wetlands of the park where wildlife is concentrated. Later we will have dinner and overnight stay at a lodge.

Accommodation: Lodge at Amboseli
 

Day 10: Amboseli National Park
At 6:30 a.m. we will begin a game drive through the park until 9:00 a.m. and return to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning will be used to relax and enjoy the lodge facilities until lunchtime. In the afternoon, at 16:00hrs we will start another game drive that will occupy much of the afternoon. Thanks to groundwater from the Kilimanjaro, a spring crop surrounded by green meadows, along with water, mountains and grasslands of the park-form a wonderful habitat for lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, cheetahs and buffalo. It is also a wonderful place for photography. One of the most sought photographs in Kenya is precisely what you will find in this area, that is, a  portrait of  a herd of elephants with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background in the hours around sunset. Later, we return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Lodge at Amboseli


Day 11: Nairobi
After breakfast we depart for Nairobi arriving for lunch. You can then use the afternoon for last minute shopping and finally transfer to the airport for your flight at night or stay overnight at a hotel in Nairobi and transfer to the airport for a morning flight the next day.

 ACCOMMODATION: Hotel in Nairobi (as appropriate)


NOTE:
- The hotels listed in the itinerary can be replaced by any other hotel of your choice (subject to availability on the same)
- In Nairobi, we will make the reservation for lunch or dinner at the famous Carnivore restaurant or any other of your choice (we can also advise other restaurants depending on your culinary tastes).

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