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6 Days Safari tour itinerary for Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara & Samburu: Explore Wildlife, Birdlife, And Local Culture Of Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, Samburu

Safari Tour
Camping Tour
Wildlife Tour

Visit Lake Nakuru National Park for its abundant flamingos,  the Masai Mara for a game drive through Kenya's most wildlife-populated park, and the traditional Masai village at Samburu to experience their preserved culture and heritage.

DAY 01

Nairobi- Masai Mara

  • Pick up from hotel by safari guide, followed by safari brief and introduction to other participants.

  • Depart by road, driving through the rich Kikuyu farmlands to the edge of the Rift Valley.

  • Descend the escarpment and drive via Narok to Masai Mara Game Reserve, with picnic lunch served en-route.

  • The Masai Mara is classic African savannah, and the sheer density of wildlife is amazing. The reserve is famous for its black-maned lion and the yearly migrations of wildebeest. Other animals like zebras, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, gazelles, leopards, and giraffe.

  • Upon arrival, go for an afternoon game drive. 

  • Dinner and overnight at a safari camp in Masai Mara.

DAY 02

Masai Mara

  • After breakfast, go for a full day game drive, viewing and exploring this spectacular National Park.

  • One can see an astonishing amount of wildlife at Masai Mara. Of the big cats, lions are found in large prides everywhere, while cheetahs and leopards, although fairly common, are harder to spot.

  • Return to safari camp in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 03

Masai Mara - Nakuru

  • After breakfast, depart Masai Mara for Lake Nakuru with lunch en-route. 

  • On arrival at Lake Nakuru park, go for an extensive game drive.

  • Lake Nakuru is famous for its pink flamingos and various other species of birds. The park is also home to rare species of animals like the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe, among a wide variety of game.

  • Dinner and overnight at budget hotel in Nakuru.

DAY 04

Lake Nakuru - Samburu

  • Depart Nakuru after breakfast, proceeding to Samburu game reserve on the fringes of the semi-arid northern frontier district of Kenya. 

  • Picnic lunch will be hosted at the Thomson falls.

  • The scenic Nakuru – Nyahururu road passes through the hub of Kenya’s food basket, and gives an insight on the living situation of its local population.

  • Arrive at Samburu during late afternoon.

  • Go for game viewing en-route to lodge for check-in ,dinner, and overnight stay in camp.

DAY 05

Samburu game reserve.

  • Spend the whole day viewing game in Samburu game reserve. The arid conditions have provided habitat for survival of distinct animals.

  • Find animals resident to this park only, such as the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy's zebra, the generuk, Somali ostrich, lion, elephants, cheetah, buffalo, and crocodiles at the Ewaso Nyiro river, which is the lifeline of the Samburu game reserve.

  • All meals and overnight stay in same camp.

DAY 06

Samburu - Nairobi

  • Go on an early morning game drive.

  • Return to camp for breakfast. 

  • An optional game drive can be done before return journey to Nairobi with lunch en-route in Mount Kenya, at Nanyuki town, the base of Mount Kenya.

  • The game drive also offers a spectacular view of the snow capped mountain, the second highest point in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro.

  • After lunch, take a leisurely drive admiring tea, coffee, sisal, and pineapple plantations before arriving at Nairobi in early evening.

  • Drop-off at residence, hotel, or airport.

End of tour.

  • 890 USD Per Adult (* An all inclusive standard camping package)
  • 1440 USD Per Adult (* An all inclusive on selected luxury tented camps safari)
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari.

  • Meal plan as described.

  • Clean & safe bottled water whilst on safari.

  • Accommodation in double/twin/triple tents, and hotel room where applicable on sharing basis.

  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes.

  • Service of an English-speaking professional driver/guide.

  • Extensive game viewing on a purpose-built safari vehicle with roof hatch and UHF radio.

  • Tips.

  • Laundry.

  • Drinks, beverages, and meals not indicated in the itinerary.

  • Items & expenditure of a personal nature.

  • Optional excursions that divert from the main itinerary, i.e. Balloon safari, Flight, guided nature walking, and visit to Masai or Ssmburu villages.

  • All charged at a fee payable direct.


  • The itinerary can be customized as a combination of Fly-in and Road packages.

  • The tour can either begin from Mara or Samburu, depending on departure schedule and the joining  group available.

  • For a tailor made package, kindly request for a quote.

Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, Samburu

Safari Tour
Camping Tour
Wildlife Tour

Contributed By

Nicholas Ndegwa

starting from
USD 890
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.

  • Monday 07:30
  • Tuesday 07:30
  • Wednesday 07:30
  • Thursday 07:30
  • Friday 07:30
  • Saturday 07:30
  • Sunday 07:07
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