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SAMBURU – SWEETWATERS – LAKE NAKURU – MAASAI MARA- 8 DAYS. TOUR CODE: AO/18

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“Enjoy our carefully handpicked selection of top hotels and camps”

Each of African Outback Wildlife Safaris carefully chosen hotels, camps and lodges add to the flavor of your program. They are comfortable and very luxurious. On safari we will encounter a variety of accommodations. Rustic lodges blend nicely with the landscape and have rooms with all amenities you would expect from a good hotel.

Tented camps are on permanent foundations and have en-suite bathrooms. The amenities can include hot water bottles to warm your bed before you go to sleep and coffee, tea or hot chocolate served in your tent as part of your early morning wake up call. Except the tree lodges, all other lodges and camps have swimming pools.

In general they include mobile tented camps, large commercial lodges (similar to hotels), intimate eco-camps and up market camps / lodges with luxurious tents, some with plunge pools and spas with Boutique Lodges at the top end and Adventure Camps the cheapest option.

With such a wide variety of our safari tours available, making the right choice is an essential part of your safari experience and the information from the list of the accommodation we have provided will help you to choose the best options for your ideal safari holiday.

Overview

Samburu – 2 Nights: Samburu Ashnil Camp/Sarova Shaba Game Lodge/Samburu Intrepids
Sweetwaters – 1 Night: Sweetwaters Tented Camp/Morani Wing
Lake Nakuru – 1 Night: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge/Mbweha Safari Camp
Maasai Mara – 3 Nights: Mara Serena Lodge, Mara Sarova Camp or Fairmont Mara.
Activities: Game viewing, birding, photography & sight seeing.

Itinerary

DAY 1; Nairobi - Samburu

You will be picked from your Nairobi hotel at 7am and depart for Samburu passing through the equator to the northern hemisphere. Arrive with a short game drive en route to the lodge/camp for lunch. After lunch, relax before a game drive at 4p.m. Samburu Game Reserve has unique residents including the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx,Gerenuk and the Blue legged Somali Ostrich.Overnight at Ashnil,Sarova or Intrepids.

DAY 2; Samburu

Enjoy a full day with morning and afternoon game drives in search of unique northern Kenya species such as the reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, and the gerenuk. Much of the reserve consists of desert landscape; dusty red plains broken by thorny scrub, featuring dramatic views of table top Mt Ol Olokwe on the horizon. All meals at the lodge/camp. Overnight at Ashnil,Sarova or Intrepids.

DAY 3; Samburu – Sweetwaters

Depart Samburu after breakfast arriving in time for lunch at Sweetwaters, Olpajeta Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a beautiful private game reserve and home to rare species such as Beisa oryx, Rothschild’s giraffe and black and rhino. Game drives here reveal the full range of African wildlife including lion, cheetah, elephant and hippo. Enjoy a private visit to the tame rhino at the wildlife orphanage. Observe chimps at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary as well. Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp.

DAY 4; Sweetwaters – Lake Nakuru

Have breakfast then depart for Lake Nakuru arriving before lunch time. Later in the afternoon have a game drive in one of the finest wildlife viewing areas to see Flamingo and a variety of other wildlife not forgetting the famous white and black rhino found in this park. Overnight at Sarova or Mbweha.

DAY 5; Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara

After breakfast depert for Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch. You will have a game drive as you head to the camp for lunch. Another game drive will be at 4p.m to look for Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo and other wild game. Overnight at Sarova, Serena or Fairmont.

DAY 6 & 7; Maasai Mara

These 2 whole days spent in this wildlife paradise with morning and afternoon game drives observing some of Africa’s largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. You may opt to have picnic lunch along the banks of Mara River. Overnight at Sarova, Serena or Fairmont.

Tour Pricing

Option 1:

Samburu Sopa Lodge. Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp/Lake Nakuru Lodge & Mara Sopa Lodg3
In a 4×4 Land Cruiser: $2900
In a Minivan: $2395

Option 2:

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge & Sarova Mara Game Camp
In a 4/4 Land Cruiser: $3,360
In a Minivan: $3,000

Option 3:

Samburu Ashnil Camp, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge & Mara Serena Safari Lodge
In a 4/4 Land Cruiser: $3,519
In a Minivan: $3,159

Option 4:

Samburu Intrepids Camp, Sweetwaters Tented Camp (Morani Wing), Mbweha Safari Camp and Fairmont Mara Camp
In a 4/4 Land Cruiser:
In a Minivan: $4,091

On booking and confirmation the following will apply for the itinerary.

• Price calculation is subject to the availability of space in the accommodations listed or their equivalent.
• Price is per person sharing double, twin/triple room/tent.
• Single- Supplement per person shall apply where necessary.
• Child price 3 – 17 years is 50%.
• Mode of transport; Safari van. Safari jeep available on request.
• Price is for the number of days in itinerary only.
• Meal Plan as per above package itinerary.
• Park Entrance Fees, Accommodation as per itinerary, transport and game drives.
• All Government taxes and levies.
• Drive in a Safari van with English/French speaking Tour driver/guide.
Itinerary Excludes:
• International air transport.
• Visa fees (currently US$50 per passport holder for Kenya. Tanzania visa fee ranges from US$50 to US$200 depending on the nationality).
International departure tax of US$40 per person in Kenya and US$30 in Tanzania unless included in international air ticket.
• Travel insurance.
• Tips to hotel/lodge staff (budget approximately US$2 – US$4 per person per day),
• Gratuity to tour driver/guide (Guideline US$5 upwards to 10$ per person per day.
• Tips and gratuity are not a must.
• All items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks.
• Extras such as Maasai village fees, Boat ride, Nature walk, tips etc.
NOTE:
– Prices only apply if a safari takes place and is completed within the specified price periods. Specific prices will be provided for any safaris or services that extend into next price period.
– Accommodation is subject to availability and similar lodges or camps will be suggested as replacement.
– Safari is for a minimum of 2 people, Solo Traveler, Solo Traveler with 1 or 2 Child/Children has to request for price/availability.
– All quotes are subject to availability and change due to: airfare increases, hotel rate increases, currency exchange fluctuations and any other unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

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