Kenya Driving Safari

11 Days: Nairobi, Samburu, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Elementeita, Maasai Mara

Combining 1 night Eka Hotel, 2 nights Elephant Bedroom, 2 nights Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, 2 nights Lake Elementeita and 3 nights Encounter Mara

Game Drive jeep going across a river

Day 2: Overnight at Elephant Bedroom, Samburu

After a delicious breakfast, you will be collected by one of our representatives and begin your approximately 5-hour journey through the Kenyan countryside, traveling northwards to Samburu National Reserve.

You will be spending the night at Elephant Bedroom Camp which offers luxury in a setting of breathtaking beauty. It is set along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and shaded by doum palms and other trees that make up this green belt riverine forest in Samburu National Reserve. Booked on full board basis.

Day 3: Overnight at Elephant Bedroom, Samburu

Wake up early and go on a game drive to catch the morning action. Enjoy a picnic breakfast out in the bush then return to camp to freshen up and have a hot lunch. Enjoy a well- deserved siesta in the afternoon or a dip in the plunge pool to cool off.

You then go off on another game drive at around 16h30 to see how many of the special northern animals you can find, enjoy the sunset and make your way back to camp for dinner. Booked in on a full board basis.

Scenic view of the Samburu National Reserve

Day 4: Overnight at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After a hearty breakfast in camp, you check out and head for Ol Pejeta Conservancy which is a 3-hour drive away from Samburu. Upon arrival at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, you will be shown to your tents to freshen up and later enjoy a hot beverage with a small snack during tea time.

There is another moment for you to enjoy a quick snooze before the evening activities commences. Evening game drives in the Conservancy offer lots of action. Booked in on a full board basis.

Day 5: Overnight at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Another early start to explore more of what Ol Pejeta offers or enjoy a lie in and have breakfast in camp. Take part in one of the activities that Ol Pejeta has to offer by either visiting the chimps in the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary or go and see Baraka the blind Rhino, or even visit the endangered enclosure which protects the last 2 Northern white Rhinos in the world.

You are also able to partake in Lion tracking with an esteemed professional guide, please note: this comes at a small fee. Activities can be pre-booked and paid for in advance to avoid disappointment. Returning to camp in time for pre-dinner drinks and dinner. Booked on full board basis.

Day 6: Overnight at Lake Elmenteita Serana Camp, Elementeita

Time for another early breakfast in camp, check out followed by a 4-hour drive from Ol Pejeta Bush Camp to Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp – Elmenteita. Enjoy the scenic route, perhaps catching a view of Mount Kenya en-route.

You have the opportunity to settle in and take in your new surroundings on arrival. Have a lazy afternoon and enjoy the lodge and its facilities. There will be time for another evening game drive which offers the unique opportunity to spot nocturnal creatures including the curious-looking aardvark and elusive leopard. Night time allows for dinner and drinks. Booked in on a full board basis.

Lake Elmenteita Serana Camp Accommodations

Day 7: Overnight at Lake Elmenteita Serana Camp, Elementeita

You can have an early breakfast and explore the surroundings as there are a lot of places to visit nearby. The Conservancy protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. Rothschild giraffes have found a safe haven for breeding here, while a diverse variety of terrain shelters many species – from herds of giant elands, to tiny dik-diks, and cliff-dwelling klipspringers.

Walking is also allowed, with chances to experience the miracles of the bush close-up. Atmospheric bush dinners beneath the stars and spectacular sundowners over this geologically fascinating part of the Great Rift Valley are a few more of the camp’s exciting activities. Lake Nakuru National Park and Kariandusi prehistoric site are also nearby. Arrive in time for dinner. Booked in on a full board basis.

Day 8: Overnight at Encounter Mara, Maasai Mara

Wake up early as usual and enjoy breakfast in camp, you will check out and head on another 4-hours trip from Elementaita to Maasai Mara, sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery en- route. Arrive in time for afternoon tea at your new home for the next few days – Encounter Mara Camp, a well-deserved afternoon nap awaits you thereafter.

Enjoy some early evening coffee and cake and head out to capture the beautiful Mara sunsets as well as some wildlife action. Return to Camp to freshen up followed by drinks and dinner.

During pre-dinner drinks, the manager will discuss the various activities on offer: hot air ballooning, night game drives, walking safaris, a village visit, or perhaps visiting the MAA Trust ladies who make beautiful jewelry, or perhaps opt for a full day inside the Reserve (please note: activities may incur an additional cost). Booked in on a game package basis.

Day 9 – 10: Overnight at Encounter Mara, Maasai Mara

Depending on what activities you have opted for, you will most likely be waking up early and heading out on a game drive with a picnic breakfast.

There is a lot to see in Naboisho Conservancy and knowing that as a guest you are helping to conserve it and its surroundings, makes it even more special. You are welcome to enjoy a full day out on game drive if you wish. Arrive in time for pre-dinner drinks and dinner.

Encounter Mara Accommodations

Day 11

After breakfast in Camp, check out and make your way to the lounge tent for your transfer to Mara Ol Seki Airstrip. You will then catch your SafariLink flight ETD 11h00 ETA 12h15 to Nairobi Wilson. An Asilia representative will await you upon arrival for your transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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