7 days—Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Samburu

Safari summary

The big five Safari derives its name from the big 5 animals that one is expected to see during this safari. It is so fascinating to see the endangered rhinos roaming freely at Lake Nakuru National Park and Flamingos at the shore of the lake. A visit to Samburu National Reserve makes it almost certain to see Lions and Leopards without much of a struggle and with a visit to Masai Mara Game Reserve; one has an opportunity to see what was not seen in the other parks.


Nairobi – Masai Mara Game Reserve

Pick-up from your hotel / airport and drive to Masai Mara with a stop-over at the edge of the escarpment to marvel at the fall of The Great Rift Valley; a geological phenomena emanating from the Red Sea to Mozambique in southern part of Africa. Game drive in the reserve en route to Sopa Lodge, arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Full Day Masai Mara

Whole day spent at the Masai Mara with game drives. Explore this vast tree studded reserve in search of lions, elephants, Giraffe, Cheetah, buffalo’s, Antelopes, Zebra etc. Wildlife in the Masai Mara is found in prolific numbers and the game reserve has highest wildlife concentration per square kilometer than any other park in Africa. All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Full Day Masai Mara Game Reserve

Morning and afternoon game drives in this game reserve famous for annual wildebeest’s migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania in the month of July. Optional visits to a Masai Manyatta [village] can be arranged at an extra cost. All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru Park

Depart Masai Mara for Lake Nakuru National park. Check-inn at Nakuru Sopa in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive around the lake & into the national park. The lake Nakuru hosts the world’s largest concentration of Flamingos, which canopy the edge of this alkaline Rift valley lake. Pelicans and other bird species are abundant and the park hosts lions, leopard and other wild animals .There is a Rhino sanctuary in this park so Rhino sighting is almost guaranteed. Overnight at Nakuru Sopa Lodge.

Lake Nakuru – Samburu Game Reserve

Depart Nakuru after breakfast. Proceed to Samburu game reserve on the fringes of the semi-arid northern frontier region of Kenya. Picnic lunch will be served at the Thomson falls. The scenic Nakuru – Nyahururu road passes through the hub of Kenya’s food basket and an insight of the living situation of the local population is visible. Arrive Samburu in the late afternoon .Game viewing en-route to your lodge for check-in, dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Full Day Samburu

Whole day spent in Samburu game reserve. The arid conditions have provided habitat for distinct animal survival peculiarities. Traverse the reserve to wonder at the reticulated Giraffe, the Gravy’s zebra, the Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, lion, elephants, cheetah, buffalo and crocodiles at the Ewaso Nyiro River which is the lifeline of the Samburu game reserve. Other species of game are also found. All meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Samburu -Mount Kenya -Nairobi

Early morning game drive and later return to the lodge for breakfast. An optional game drive before the return journey to Nairobi with lunch scheduled at the base of Mt. Kenya. After lunch take a leisurely drive admiring tea, coffee and pineapple plantations to arrive at Nairobi in the early evening. Drop-off at your hotel or airport.


Accomodation levels:

High level Lodges/Luxury camps:

  • Masai mara game reserve:- Mara serena,Mara Sarova,Ashnil mara,Keekorok lodge,Mara simba lodge
  • Lake Nakuru national park: –Sarova lion hill , Lake nakuru lodge
  • Samburu national park:- Ashnil samburu camp ,Sarova shaba ,Samburu simba lodge

 Standard level lodges/Luxury camps

  • Masai Mara:Mara sopa lodge,Fig tree camp,Mara leisure camp
  • Lake Nakuru national park:- Flamingo hill camp, Nakuru sopa lodge
  • Samburu national park:– Samburu lodge,Samburu sopa lodge

Mid level lodges /Luxury camps:-

  • Masai Mara:Sentrim mara,Olumara camp, Elengata olerai
  • Lake Nakuru national park:– Lake nakuru lodge,
  • Samburu national park:– Samburu sentrim camp

Tour package price:Safari Van

 Cost per person sharing Low SeasonMid SeasonPeak Season
High Level Accomodation2 pax $ 3428 $ 3766 $ 4518
 4 pax $ 2942 $ 3280 $ 4025
 6 pax $ 2777 $ 3121 $ 3861
Standard Level Accomodation2 pax$3064$3246$3409
 4 pax$2572$2757$2923
 6 pax$2408$2596$2757
Mid Level Accomodation2 pax$2908$3019$3090
 4 pax$2419$2526$2604
 6 pax$2263$2369$2445

Tour package price:Land Cruiser

 Cost per person sharing Low SeasonMid SeasonPeak Season
High Level Accomodation2 pax $ 3778 $ 4116 $ 4868
 4 pax $ 3117 $ 3455 $ 4200
 6 pax $ 2894 $ 3238 $ 3978
Standard Level Accomodation2 pax$3414$3596$3759
 4 pax$2747$2932$3098
 6 pax$2525$2713$2874
Mid Level Accomodation2 pax$3258$3369$3440
 4 pax$2594$2701$2779
 6 pax$2380$2486$2562


High Season – 1st Jul – 31st Oct 2022 & 23rd Dec 2022- 1st Jan 2023

Mid-Season – 4th Jan 2022 – 31st March 2022. 

Low Season – 1st Apr – 30th June 2022


  • Prices are based on per person sharing. Prices for solo traveller or groups can be requested.
  • Children between 12 to 18 years: 75% of adult price
  • Children between 3 to 11: 50% sharing with parents 

Other Information:

  • Single room supplement will apply in all categories except on safaris taken during the low season.
  • The pick up time will be provided at at the time of this safari confirmation.
  • Landcruiser usage available at an extra cost of usd.60 per day per group

Tour price includes

  • Pick up and drop off to Hotel/ Airport.
  • Accommodation while on Safari
  • Meals and Mineral Water while on safari
  • Services of literate English driver/guide Or other language speaking Drivers Guide of your request
  • National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • Safari transport by safari van/Jeep with a roof hatch that ‘pops up’ to enable easy viewing and photography
  • Excursions & activities as per itinerary with a request

Tour price excludes:

  • Visas and related costs.
  • Personal Taxes.
  • Drinks, Beverages, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.
  • International flights.
  • Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary like Balloon safari, Masai Village walks etc. 

What to bring:

  • Insect repellent;
  • Light clothes for day wear & warm jacket/pullover for the chilly evenings and mornings
  • Sneakers, walking boots or sandals.
  • Enough film or memory cards for your cameras.
  • Things of personal nature

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