4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS SAMBURU GAME RESERVE LAKE NAKURU SAFARI

4 Days 3 Nights Samburu Game Reserve Lake Nakuru Safari courtesy of the 4 Days Kenya Safaris from Nairobi is an ingeniously crafted holiday that combines Samburu Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park.

This 4 Days 3 Nights Samburu Game Reserve Lake Nakuru Safari offers spectacular wildlife game viewing and cultural activities in Samburu Game Reserve.

In  Lake Nakuru National Park you get to see huge flocks of flamingoes, Rothschild giraffes, endangered black and white rhino and if lucky leopards.

Your safari begins with a drive to Samburu National Reserve situated within the Rift Valley Province of Kenya.

Measuring approximately 104 square kilometers (approximately 65square miles) in size, this unfenced savannah grassland is roughly 350 km (217 miles) from Nairobi.

Samburu game drives offer excellent opportunities to see cheetahs, lions, leopards, impalas, buffalo, hippos, and dik-diks, as well as the native gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa Oryx.

A visit the local Samburu village offers a chance to interact with the colorful Samburu people in their traditional setting and experience their culture.

We also visit Lake Nakuru National Park which is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species, including huge flocks of flamingoes and many other water birds.

It is an excellent park for wildlife spotting and is home to many water-loving animals such as hippos and waterbucks.

Lake Nakuru National Park also offers sanctuary to huge numbers of native African animals including waterbucks, warthogs, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, elands, endangered black rhinos, white rhinos and, occasionally, leopards.

A large herd of hippos have a territory in the northern part of the lake, making for interesting game viewing.

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS SAMBURU GAME RESERVE LAKE NAKURU SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive To Samburu Game Reserve

0800 Hours: Samburu National Reserve is a rugged and semi-desert park located in Samburu district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya.

The park neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life.

1200 Hours: We arrive in time for lunch at our lodge. After lunch we relax before our afternoon game-drive.

1530 Hours: We enjoy an afternoon game drive in the reserve. Samburu is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx.

The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation:
 Elephant Bedroom Camp, Elephant Watch Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lion King Bush Camp Samburu

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Full Day In Samburu Game Reserve

Today we spend time exploring game reserve on morning and afternoon game drives. Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness.

Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie “Born Free”.

Animals seen include the long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx, leopard, cheetahs and lions, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos.

Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others.

Accommodation Options: 
Luxury Accommodation: Elephant Bedroom Camp, Elephant Watch Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lion King Bush Camp Samburu

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Samburu – Drive To Lake Nakuru National Park

0800 Hours: After breakfast we drive down to the floor of the Great Rift Valley into Lake Nakuru National Park, making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls.

Lake Nakuru National Park is located about 295 km from Samburu Game Reserve.

1200 Hours: Arrive at lodge in time for lunch. Relax after lunch and later enjoy a cup of tea/ coffee and hot chocolate.

1530 hours: The afternoon is spent on another exciting game run in Lake Nakuru National Park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approximate 400 other species of birds visiting the lake.

In addition, the wildlife to be found in the Park including the introduced Rothschild’s giraffe, Reedbuck, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Baboon, waterbucks, warthogs, impalas, elands and the endangered black rhinos, white rhino.

A large herd of hippos have a territory in the northern part of the lake, making for interesting game viewing.

Accommodation Options: 
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Jumuia Guest House Nakuru, Chester Hotel Nakuru

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Drive To Nairobi

0600 Hours: Enjoy an early morning game drive.

0930 Hours: Return back to the lodge/ camp for breakfast.

1100 Hours: Depart Lake Nakuru by road back to Nairobi arriving in late afternoon.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS SAMBURU GAME RESERVE LAKE NAKURU SAFARI PRICES

Notes

* Departs daily and upon request

4 Days 3 Nights Samburu Game Reserve Lake Nakuru Safari Rates Includes:

* Multiple Game drives
* All meals included while on safari
* All applicable Game Park entrance fees
* Guaranteed window seating with open top
* Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water
* Choice of accommodation in Samburu Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park
* Round trip transport from Nairobi to Samburu Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park
* Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/ Driver. (Professional Safari Escort is available upon request)

4 Days 3 Nights Samburu Game Reserve Lake Nakuru Safari Rates Do Not Include:

* International Airfare
* A visit to a Samburu Village
* Accommodation in Nairobi
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver guide
* Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
* Personal expenses, transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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