When seeking the best value for your money, choosing the Samburu 7-night Kenya Safari will guide you through Nairobi sights one day, relaxing along the Ewaso Nyiro River for two nights, a night at “Treetops” in the Aberdares National Park, a night at either Lake Nakuru or Lake Naivasha plus two nights at the Keekorok Lodge in the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Sightseeing In Nairobi
Begin your 7-night Samburu Safari with accommodations at The Safari Holidays Inn Nairobi where you can easily access the Karen Bixen Giraffe Centre enjoying one of the few places in the world where visitors create exceptional memories hand-feeding the giraffes with specially made food pellets. Take the kids with you when visiting the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage just down the lane from the hotel and a four-star gotta-see for any animal lover, child or adult. Check out how orphaned and injured elephants are rehabilitated with loving care preparing them to return to the wild. You can dine on roasted crocodile and ostrich speared on traditional Masai Swords at the Carnivore Restaurant.
Relaxing Along The Ewaso Nyiro River
Next you’ll spend two days of your 7-day Kenya Safari at the Samburu Game Lodge in Samburu National Park where diners at the Lokrokushu restaurant that overlooks the river can catch wildlife sightings of birds, crocodiles, elephants and lizards. Every afternoon around 2:30 watch as Samburu men and women adorned in traditional costume display native music and dancing. Let the naturalist in you break loose at 10 a.m. each day on a guided bird walk. After returning from an exciting drive through the game preserve, cool off at the lodge’s shaded pool or watch the wildlife relaxing in a Jacuzzi on the viewing deck that overlooks the park.
Treetops Provides High Wildlife Viewing
Travel to the deep-treed forests of Aberdares National Park where you’ll find “treetop” accommodations right in the ancient elephant migratory path on the way to Mount Kenya National Parl. The lodge is built high up n the trees on stilts where guests can view the water holes below spying different game herds such as elephants, rhinos and buffaloes.
Spend a day at Lake Nakuru, a fenced sanctuary that is home to the largest concentration of black and white rhinos in Kenya. This is also home to more than a million pink flamingos, viewed far off in the distance as a faint pink mist. This is one of Kenya’s finest lodge facilities providing the perfect setting for relaxation and stunningly beautiful views of the lake.
Enjoy a two-day stay at the Keekorok Lodge that was one of the first built within the Masai Mara National Reserve. The lodge is surrounded by natural grasslands and permanent water springs attracting massive herds of animals during every annual migration. The word “keekorok” means “motley abundance” in the Masai language and is evident when enjoying the spectacular views in every direction from the lodge’s observation decks. Although the lodge has recently undergone extensive refurbishing to provide the utmost luxury accommodations, it has lost none of its 40-year rustic charm making it still one of Kenya’s most popular destinations.