8 Days South and Northern Parks by Road

8 Days

Overview

An 8 Days, 7 nights luxury safari to Kenya’s southern and northern parks like Aberdares National Park, Samburu National Park, Lake Naivasha and Mara Game Reserve.

Trip Highlights

  • Nairobi is East Africa's most cosmopolitan city, and only one in the world with a National Park in the city's southern suburbs.
  • Nyeri hosts the tomb of Robert Baden Powell, the founder of the Scout movement, located at the Aberdares foothills.
  • Samburu is home to the special 5 are the gerenuk, the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy's zebra, the Somali ostrich and the common Beisa oryx.
  • Naivasha’s Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary set on 18,000 acres lodge is built from simple bush stone.
  • Maasai Mara is well renowned and World famous for hosting the epic Great Migration, Masai Mara Ecosystem has been classified among the 'Seven Wonders of the World”.

Itinerary

Met on arrival from your international flight at the JKIA airport by one of our representatives to your luxury City hotel of choice from our partner hotels. Subject to flight arrival, day spent at leisure with options of excursions as selected.

Lunch is on own account, you will be picked and transferred to the famous Carnivore Restaurant along Langata Road known as the ‘beast of a feast’ a meat lovers’ den indeed. Return to your hotel for overnight in preparation for your adventure tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner. Overnight Hemingways Nairobi.

After breakfast, assisted to check out by our driver guide and drive approx. 153kms on a tarmac road all the way to Nyeri and Naro Moru on the eastern side using the Naivasha/Nyahururu road through beautiful slopes and a quick stop at the Thomson falls. Arrive at the Aberdare Country Club, only a two-and-a-half-hour drive northeast from Nairobi, nestled on a slope of Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands.

Arrive in time for lunch at the Aberdares Country Club before proceeding to the Ark where you will have dinner and overnight, the lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife.

Afternoon game viewing drive in the Aberdare National Park includes Lions, Leopards, African Elephants, African Hunting Dogs, Giant Forest Hogs, Bushbucks, Mountain Reedbucks, Waterbucks, Cape Buffalos, Side-striped Jackals, Eland Antelopes, Duikers, Olive Baboons, Black and White Colobus Monkeys and Sykes Monkeys).

Meals: Breakfast, lunch dinner. Overnight The Ark Lodge

You have the option of a full day game drive or a morning and afternoon game drive at the Aberdares National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch dinner. Overnight The Ark Lodge

An early morning game viewing drive within the park returning for breakfast, check out and have a morning game drive with packed lunch enroute to Saruni Camp in Kalama Conservancy approx. 3 hr. 44 min (153.7 km/95.5mi). Check-in and have a siesta before your late afternoon game viewing drive in the conservancy.

This conservancy is large, privately-owned reserve bordering with Samburu National Reserve with the Lodge is just a 20-minute drive away from the Samburu National Reserve which is known for its many Elephants. Morning and afternoon game viewing drives including a night game drive with the aid of a spotlight on the Kalama Conservancy and see the stripped Hyena, Leopard, and birds like the owl.

Activities for two days in the conservancy include guided nature walk, visit of a Samburu village, spa treatment at the camp to mention a few. See the northern famous five Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy's Zebra, Gerenuk and Somali ostrich all endemic to Samburu ecosystem and the three big cats, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Saruni Camp or similar.

After breakfast, check-out depart for Lake Naivasha approx. 2hr25min drive (119.6km/74.3mi) to Chui Lodge set in a private 18,000-acre wildlife conservancy Chui Lodge is a veritable oasis in the dry escarpment country of the Rift Valley. The sanctuary is nestled in an indigenous candelabra forest overlooking Mau escarpment, Naivasha’s best kept secret lies Chui Lodge.

Built from simple bush stone, Acacia, Olive & Leleshwa wood sustainably sourced from within the sanctuary. Erect in the mid-1990s with the sole purpose of giving the resident wildlife a place of safety and refuge. With over 30 mammal species, including leopard, Masai Giraffe, the endangered Grevy’s zebra, Cape buffalo, Aardvark, Serval cat, Somali Ostrich and Lesser Galago.

Naivasha is the main stop of many migratory birds all year round with over 400 species indeed a bird’s paradise, commonly sightings are Klass’s Cuckoo, Tacazze Sunbird, Long-crested Eagle, Coqui Francolin, Black Egret and Malachite Kingfisher. Activities include day & night game drives, trips to Hell’s gate, Day trip to Nakuru National Park, Horseback riding safari, Visit the flower farm at Oserian, Hiking & Longonot climb and many more.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight Chyulu Lodge.

You have the option of a full day game drive or a morning and afternoon game drive at the Oserengoni Wildlife Conservancy.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight Chyulu Lodge.

Early morning game viewing drive in the conservancy, return for breakfast and check-out. The drive south west takes you to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve through Sekanani gate approx. 3 hr. 42min (165.7km/102.96mi).

Home to the ‘Big Five ‘namely lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo and black rhino, also found are cheetahs, Jackals, Hyenas, along the Mara and Talek rivers Hippos and Nile Crocodiles in large number.

Famed for its open plains are diverse wildlife and the Great Migration, a remarkable wildlife phenomenon of wildebeest in their millions, Thomson’s gazelle, Topi, Elands and Zebra’s in the hundreds of thousands. The antelopes here include Impalas, Duikers and Coke’s Hartebeests and many more. Staying in the conservancy gives you options not available in the main park.

Spend the two nights day and night game viewing drives, guided walking safaris, fly and bush camping, experience the Maasai culture by visiting a village learning about the culture, sundowners, bush meals and photographic safaris. Dinner and overnight at Naboisho Camp or similar.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight Naboisho Camp

After breakfast depart for and early morning game drive in the park or conservancy, returning for breakfast. Check-out with a game drive enroute existing the Mara, on you way to Nairobi via Narok.
You will be in Nairobi for late lunch, day room at the airport hotel. Our representative will be at the airport to see you off and to wish you a safe outbound flight home.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Day room at airport hotel.

Accommodation Options

Nairobi: City Tour, visit of sites close to your choice hotel. 

Nyeri / Aberdares: game viewing drives, bird watching, the scenery, Karura waterfalls.

Samburu: 

  • Unique wildlife north of the equator, Grevy zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk, and the Beisa Oryx, game viewing drives, Hot air balloon safari, Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, Visit the Samburu community, Guided walking safari, Horseback safaris, Bush meals and sundowners. 

Lake Naivasha:

  • Exclusive use of the Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary; day and night game drives in 4- wheel drive vehicles with professional local guides. Guided bush walks, boat trips & fishing on Lake Naivasha, Bird watching, Heated swimming pool, bush breakfast, 

Loldia House: 

  • day trip to Nakuru, guided walk and picnic on Crescent Island, Boat trip on lake Naivasha, day & night game drive in Loldia Conservancy, Eburu forest, Community Tourism, visit to Lake Elementatita, Nature walk on Loldia Ranch, Climbing Mount Longonot, Visit Lake Oloiden, Visit the flower farm, Kenya bird of Prey Trust, Horse riding, Golf at Great Rift Valley Lodge, Loldia House Spa, Trips to Hell’s Gate National Park.

Maasai Mara: 

maximum of two-day game drives in national reserve, conservancies have night game viewing drives, guided walking safaris, Cultural visit of the nearby community, between Mid Jul – Oct yearly experience the Great Wildebeest Migration, Sundowner, Hot Air Balloon safari, thrill of mobile camping/fly camping in specific locations, Bird watching, Photographic safaris, Horseback riding in the conservancies, scenic flights,

Inclusions / Exclusions

Trip Includes

  • Arrival and departure meet, brief and debrief services at JKIA, City Hotel and Wilson.
  • 8 days/ 7 nights road safaris as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Use of 4x4 wheel vehicle used on shared basis as per the itinerary, additional charge for private use.
  • Professional driver guide of Kenya Professional Guide Association levels Bronze and silver who are proficient in German, Spanish, Japanese and French.
  • Park fees & Conservancies fees as specified.
  • Activities as per itinerary, extra activities available at an additional charge.

Trip Excludes

  • International Flight tickets & visa costs.
  • Airport taxes on your international flight as clients will pay direct.
  • Flying Doctors services in Kenya.
  • All drinks at the Camp or lodge except indicated on the itinerary.
  • Driver Guide, Camp & Lodge Staff and Porterage gratuities.
  • Telephone bill, Laundry (except when indicated on itinerary), and all other items of personal nature.
  • Personal Travel, Medical & Baggage Insurance.

FAQs

How many hours by road from Nairobi to Nyeri, Samburu, Naivasha, Maasai Mara?

Nairobi to Aberdares National Park is 3hr 51min (153.2km/95.19mi)
Nairobi to Nyeri town is 2hr 45min (142.6km/88.6mi)
Nyeri to Saruni Samburu is approx. is 3hr 4min (186km/115.57mi)
Samburu to Naivasha’s Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary is 2hr 25min (119.6km/74mi)
Oserengoni Sanctuary to Sekanani gate Maasai Mara is 3hr 42min (165.7km/102.96mi)

Do I need to book any experience in advance?

For those on photographic safari, there is need for this as a private vehicle will be required at extra charge.
Hot Air Balloon safari both in Samburu & Maasai Mara, requires an advance booking and additional charge.
Fly camping requires advance booking and at an additional charge.
Other activities available in the parks, reserves or conservancies are at an extra charge ask for more activities in detail.

What should be carry on safari to East Africa?

Clothes in khaki, green, beige and neutral colours
Long-sleeved shirts that offer protection from the sun and mosquitoes
T-shirts, Shorts or a light skirt
Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days.
Jackets and sweaters for early morning and late afternoon game drives
A lightweight waterproof jacket in case of rainy season.
Swim wear where lodges and camps have a pool.
Comfortable walking shoes.
Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent, moisturizer and lip salve.
Binoculars and camera equipment.
Travel Adapters, Laptop if needed, and other personal effects.
Medication (if you are on any earlier prescribed)

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8 Days South and Northern Parks by Road

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Treasures Adventure House was founded as a result of passion, love of nature and conservation related issues and its support. Locally owned and managed by a small team who are dedicated with …

About Us

Treasures Adventure House is founded on passion, love of nature, conservation support, and related issues. Owned locally, and managed by a small team with …