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Samburu | Masai Mara




8 days

African Safari Overview

The Kenya Big 5 & Rhino Tracking Safari is an exhilarating 8-day expedition that takes adventurers through some of Kenya's most iconic wildlife reserves. Participants have the opportunity to spot Africa's renowned Big 5 game animals - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros - in their natural habitats. Additionally, the safari includes a special focus on rhino tracking, offering guests the chance to observe and learn about these magnificent creatures up close. Led by experienced guides, the journey immerses travelers in the breathtaking landscapes of Kenya's national parks and conservancies, providing unforgettable encounters with the country's diverse wildlife.


  • Its a 8 Days 7 Nights Safari
  • Destinations:-Samburu , Masai Mara
  • Type of transport:- Road using a 4×4 comfortable 8 seater Tour van / Jeep (Land Cruiser).
  • Best Time to Visit: All year round for wildlife enthusiasts
  • Tour Type-Private
  • Trip Extensions available on request.
  • Accommodation:- Description on Pricing and season Information

Safari Itinerary Day By Day

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Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

Nairobi to Amboseli National Park is a popular route in Kenya, spanning approximately 240 kilometers. The journey typically takes around 4-5 hours by road, passing through scenic landscapes and rural villages. Amboseli National Park is renowned for its breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, and abundant wildlife including elephants, lions, cheetahs, and various bird species. Visitors can enjoy game drives, guided safaris, and cultural experiences while exploring the park's diverse ecosystems, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

Full Day in Amboseli National Park

A full day in Amboseli typically involves waking up early to embark on a game drive through the vast savannah plains of the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Visitors have the opportunity to spot a wide array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and more, against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. The morning drive is often followed by a hearty bush breakfast enjoyed in the midst of nature. After breakfast, another game drive or optional activities such as guided nature walks or visits to Maasai villages may be available. Lunch is often served back at the lodge or camp, providing a chance to relax and refuel for the afternoon adventure. The afternoon may include another game drive to explore different areas of the park and observe wildlife behavior during different times of the day. As the sun begins to set, visitors return to their accommodations to enjoy a delicious dinner and share stories of their wildlife encounters before resting up for another exciting day in Amboseli.

Amboseli to Lake Nakuru National Park

Amboseli to Lake Nakuru National Park is a popular safari route in Kenya, known for its breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife. Amboseli National Park, located in the southern part of Kenya near the Tanzanian border, is famous for its large herds of elephants and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Visitors can enjoy game drives, nature walks, and cultural experiences with the Maasai people who inhabit the area.

Lake Nakuru National Park, situated in the Great Rift Valley, is renowned for its flamingo populations and diverse birdlife. The park is also home to numerous other animals including rhinos, giraffes, lions, and baboons. Visitors can explore the park through game drives, walking safaris, and boat rides on Lake Nakuru.

The journey from Amboseli to Lake Nakuru National Park takes travelers through picturesque landscapes, including savannah plains, acacia woodlands, and volcanic formations. Along the way, tourists can enjoy scenic views and encounters with Kenya's rich wildlife.

Lake Nakuru to Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Lake Nakuru to Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a journey that takes you from the shores of Lake Nakuru, a soda lake located in the Rift Valley of Kenya, to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a wildlife sanctuary and conservation area in central Kenya. The drive between these two destinations offers stunning views of the Kenyan landscape, including rolling hills, vast plains, and, if you're lucky, glimpses of wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, and antelopes along the way. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is particularly renowned for its efforts in rhino conservation, being home to a significant population of both black and white rhinos. Visitors to the conservancy can enjoy game drives, guided walks, and even the opportunity to visit the last two remaining northern white rhinos in the world, housed in a special enclosure. Overall, the journey from Lake Nakuru to Ol Pejeta Conservancy promises a memorable safari experience filled with natural beauty and wildlife encounters.

Full Day in Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a renowned wildlife reserve located in Kenya, East Africa. A full day in Ol Pejeta Conservancy promises an immersive experience in the heart of African wilderness. Visitors can embark on thrilling game drives to encounter a diverse array of wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as other iconic species such as giraffes, zebras, and cheetahs.

In addition to game drives, visitors can also participate in guided nature walks, where they can explore the beautiful landscapes and learn about the flora and fauna of the region from experienced guides. For those interested in conservation efforts, Ol Pejeta Conservancy offers opportunities to visit its various conservation projects, including the Northern White Rhino Sanctuary, where efforts are underway to save the critically endangered northern white rhinoceros.

Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy stunning views of Mount Kenya, Africa's second-highest peak, which serves as a breathtaking backdrop to the wildlife-rich plains of the conservancy. With its abundance of wildlife, stunning scenery, and commitment to conservation, a full day in Ol Pejeta Conservancy offers an unforgettable safari experience.

Ol Pejeta to Maasai Mara National Reserve

The journey from Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes you through some of Kenya's most beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife habitats. Ol Pejeta Conservancy, located in Laikipia County, is renowned for its conservation efforts and is home to a variety of wildlife, including the "Big Five" (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros). From Ol Pejeta, travelers typically head south towards the Maasai Mara, passing through the Great Rift Valley with its stunning views and fertile landscapes.

As you continue towards Maasai Mara National Reserve, you'll enter the traditional lands of the Maasai people, known for their rich cultural heritage and distinctive way of life. The Maasai Mara is one of Africa's most famous safari destinations, renowned for its abundant wildlife, including the annual wildebeest migration, where millions of animals move between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

Along the way, travelers may encounter a variety of landscapes, from open savannah plains to wooded areas and riverine forests. Wildlife sightings are common, with opportunities to see a wide range of animals, including lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and numerous bird species.

Overall, the journey from Ol Pejeta to Maasai Mara offers an unforgettable safari experience, showcasing Kenya's natural beauty and incredible biodiversity.

Full Day in Maasai Mara

A full day in Maasai Mara, one of Africa's most famous wildlife reserves, typically involves an exhilarating adventure amidst the breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife. Visitors may start the day with an early morning game drive, venturing into the vast savannah in search of the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) and other iconic African animals like giraffes, zebras, and wildebeests. As the day progresses, travelers can enjoy a picnic breakfast in the bush or return to their lodge for a leisurely meal.

The midday hours are often spent relaxing at the lodge or camp, perhaps taking a dip in the pool or indulging in a spa treatment. In the afternoon, another game drive offers the chance to spot more wildlife and witness the spectacular Mara landscape bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. Some lodges also offer guided nature walks or cultural experiences with the local Maasai people, providing insight into their traditional way of life. As the day draws to a close, guests can gather around a campfire under the star-studded sky, sharing stories of the day's adventures before retiring to their comfortable accommodations for the night. Overall, a full day in Maasai Mara promises unforgettable encounters with nature and wildlife in one of Africa's most iconic safari destinations.

Masai Mara NR to Nairobi - Tailored Departure Plans and Optional Nairobi Excursions

Masai Mara National Reserve, located in Kenya, is one of Africa's most famous wildlife conservation areas, known for its vast savannahs and abundant wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros). Many visitors to the reserve start their journey from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Tailored departure plans refer to customized itineraries and travel arrangements that cater to the specific preferences and requirements of travelers departing from Masai Mara to Nairobi.

These tailored departure plans can include various options such as transportation options (e.g., flights, ground transfers), accommodation choices, and activities along the way. Travelers may opt for private transfers or join group tours, depending on their preferences.

Additionally, optional Nairobi excursions may be offered as part of the departure plans. Nairobi, being a bustling metropolis, offers a range of attractions and activities for visitors. Some popular excursions include visits to the Giraffe Centre to see and feed endangered Rothschild giraffes, exploring the Karen Blixen Museum, which celebrates the author's life and work, and taking a safari walk at Nairobi National Park, which is unique for its proximity to the city and the chance to see wildlife against an urban backdrop.

Overall, tailored departure plans from Masai Mara to Nairobi provide travelers with flexibility, convenience, and the opportunity to explore both the natural beauty of the Mara and the vibrant city life of Nairobi.

Safari Prices & Seasons

What’s Included/Excluded

  • All transfers
  • All accommodation during the tour
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and park entrance fees
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • Services of our professional driver guide
  • All game drives as noted in the itinerary
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • International flights and taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and Gratuity for driver/guide
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional

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