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 8 Day Kenya Safari Tour

This 8-day Kenya safari tour offers ample time to explore some of the country’s most iconic wildlife destinations and natural wonders. With Maasai Mara National Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park being the highlight in a safari itinerary . All destinations in this 8-day Kenya safari tour offer unique wildlife experiences and diverse landscapes, providing an unforgettable safari adventure.

Here’s what you can expect from each destination:

Maasai Mara National Reserve:
  • Key Attraction: The Great Wildebeest Migration is the highlight of Maasai Mara. Witnessing the vast herds of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles crossing the Mara River is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • Wildlife: Maasai Mara is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros). You can also spot cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species.
  • Maasai Culture: Interact with the Maasai people and learn about their traditional way of life and unique customs.
Lake Nakuru National Park:
  • Key Attraction: Lake Nakuru is famous for its massive population of pink flamingos that gather along its shores, creating a breathtaking pink spectacle. The park is also known for its white and black rhino populations.
  • Wildlife: Apart from flamingos and rhinos, Lake Nakuru National Park is home to other wildlife, including lions, leopards, buffalos, giraffes, and various antelope species.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy:

a prominent wildlife conservancy located in Laikipia County, Kenya. It is one of the largest and most diverse private wildlife conservancies in East Africa. Ol Pejeta also renowned for its conservation efforts and commitment to protecting endangered species.

Key features of Ol Pejeta Conservancy:

  • Location: Ol Pejeta Conservancy is situated about 217 kilometers (135 miles) north of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. It covers an area of approximately 360 square kilometers (90,000 acres).
  • Wildlife: The conservancy is home to a vast array of wildlife. Such as the “Big Five” – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros. Additionally, Ol Pejeta is famous for its important role in rhino conservation. It hosts a significant population of both black rhinos and southern white rhinos, making it one of the best places to see these critically endangered species.
  • Chimpanzee Sanctuary: Ol Pejeta is also known for its Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which is the only place in Kenya where you can see rescued and orphaned chimpanzees. The sanctuary provides a safe and natural environment for these intelligent primates to live and thrive.
  • Northern White Rhino Conservation: The conservancy is home to the last two remaining northern white rhinos on the planet – both females named Najin and Fatu. Despite the challenges of saving this subspecies, Ol Pejeta is at the forefront of efforts to try and ensure their survival through assisted reproductive technologies.
  • Safari Activities: Ol Pejeta offers various safari activities, including game drives, guided bush walks, and night drives, allowing visitors to experience the incredible wildlife and landscapes up close.
  • Accommodations: Furthermore, there are several lodges and camps within or near the conservancy that offer comfortable and luxurious accommodation options for visitors.  Thus staying within the conservancy allows for immersive wildlife experiences and maximizes your time with the animals.
  • Community and Conservation:  However, Ol Pejeta  committed to community development and conservation education, working closely with local communities to support their livelihoods and foster a positive relationship with wildlife.
Samburu National Reserve:

commonly referred to as Samburu Game Reserve, is a prominent wildlife reserve located in the northern part of Kenya. It is part of the larger Samburu-Buffalo Springs-Shaba ecosystem, which is known for its unique and diverse wildlife, as well as its striking landscapes.

Key features of Samburu Game Reserve:
  • Landscape: Samburu is characterized by arid savannah, acacia woodlands, and thorny scrub, creating a rugged and captivating landscape. The Ewaso Ng’iro River flows through the reserve, providing a vital water source for wildlife.
  • Unique Wildlife: The reserve is renowned for its unique and rare wildlife species not commonly found in other parts of Kenya. Some of the notable species include the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, gerenuk (giraffe gazelle), and the endangered Samburu “Special Five,” which includes the Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, and gerenuk.
  • Birdlife: Samburu is a haven for birdwatchers, with over 450 bird species recorded in the reserve. The Ewaso Ng’iro River attracts various waterbirds and provides excellent birdwatching opportunities.
  • Cultural Experience: The Samburu people, a semi-nomadic ethnic group, inhabit the region around the reserve. Visitors have the chance to learn about their traditional way of life, customs, and culture.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Samburu offers exceptional game viewing opportunities, with chances to spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. Additionally, you can encounter cheetahs, hyenas, crocodiles, hippos, and various antelope species.
  • Buffalo Springs and Shaba Reserves: Samburu Game Reserve is contiguous with Buffalo Springs and Shaba Reserves, forming a larger protected area. These reserves are connected by the Ewaso Ng’iro River, and each offers unique wildlife experiences and landscapes.

Hightlights;

Day 1: arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport

Day 2:  Nairobi Masaai Mara Game  Reserve

Day 3: Masaai  Mara Game Reserve

Day4: Masaai Mara Game Reserve-Lake Nakuru National Park

Day5: Lake Nakuru -Samburu Game Reserve

Day6:  Samburu Game Reserve

Day7: Transfer To OlPejeta  Wildlife protection

Day8: OlPejeta Wildlife Conservancy -Nairobi

 Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport

On arrival at the Airport, you will firstly met by a professional guide from Bonobos African Safari Holidays. He will welcome you meanwhile,  to this friendly and hospitable county. You will  then transfer to your hotel.

Day 2:  Nairobi Masaai Mara Game  Reserve

Secondly drive past the extinct volcano of Mt. Longonot and Suswa into the homelands of the Maasai. The Maasai Mara make up in northern straight of the Serengeti  and In fact has the richest concentration of animals in Kenya. In the afternoon, you have the chance to see specifically the unique world of the Maasai Mara.

Day 3: Masaai  Mara Game Reserve

Basically  a whole day’s game drive through the game reserve’s greatness fauna  offers you a chance to search “Big Five”: (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard).

Day4: Masaai Mara Game Reserve-Lake Nakuru National Park

Shortly Your journey takes you straight to Lake Nakuru, which is known for  its  amazing flamingos and pelicans. The park  also boasts  over 30 rhinos as well as a large population of leopards. Then after lunch you will  enjoy  an afternoon game drive.

Day5: Lake Nakuru -Samburu Game Reserve

Drive across the Great Rift Valley,  and then past Mount Kenya to Shaba Game Reserve. This reserve situated in the dry area of Northern Kenya, where the nomad tribes, the Samburu, the Rendilles and the Borana live. After lunch you will encounter the amazing landscape of the Samburu Game Reserve.

Day6:  Samburu Game Reserve

Similarly full day game drives in this beautiful area known for its  greve zebras and the gerenuk gazelles. You then take a game drive along the Ewaso Nyiro River, the only source of water for this dry park.

Day7: Transfer To OlPejeta  Wildlife protection

After breakfast, mean while depart and drive past Mt. Kenya towards Nanyuki.  Enter  OlPejeta protection for game drive on route to Sweet waters Tented Camp. Lunch followed by afternoon game drive and visit to Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Day8: OlPejeta Wildlife Conservancy -Nairobi

Finally, move to Nairobi in the morning and drop in time to catch your flight back home

Price Includes:

Transportation in a 4×4 WD safari Land Cruiser

Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary

Park entrance fees.

Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda

Game drive

Ranger guide

Services on an English speaking guide

Community walk Bwindi

Enroot lunches

 

Price Excludes:

International flights

Hire / purchase of Hiking Gear

Personal Travel insurance

Visa Fees, Drinks, Cigarettes

Tips, Souvenirs

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