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Somak Cheetah Safari

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A traditional seven-night safari visiting Samburu, home to unique wildlife, followed by the Rift Valley Lakes. This itinerary starts in the Aberdares Range followed by Samburu, home to some of the most unique wildlife in Kenya and a host of birds. Your stay is at the deluxe Ashnil Samburu Camp, spread out along the shady banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, under a thick stand of doum palms and acacia trees that are a feature of the area.

Day 1 Monday Aberdares

On arrival at the Somak Safari Lounge, you can freshen up and store any additional luggage before departing for the Aberdares (180 km). Arrive in time for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing, or on a nature walk with the resident naturalist (weather permitting).
Overnight : Aberdare Country Club
Meals : Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 Tuesday Samburu

Drive north across the equator to the Samburu National Reserve (190 km). Lunch before a late afternoon game drive.
Overnight : Ashnil Samburu Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 Wednesday Samburu

Morning and late afternoon game drives in this open savannah which is traversed by the Ewaso Nyiro River. The river is populated by hippos and crocodiles, whilst the park is home to a host of animals including several species which are rarely seen in numbers elsewhere, including Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffes and long-necked gerenuks.
Overnight : Ashnil Samburu Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 Thursday Aberdares

Drive to your lodge in time for lunch (240 km). Spend the afternoon viewing game from the lodge, or join a nature walk led by a local guide (payable locally and weather permitting).
Overnight : Serena Mountain Lodge
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Friday Lake Nakuru/naivasha

After breakfast, descend into the Great Rift Valley and continue to Lake Nakuru Lodge (240 km). Lunch. Afternoon game drive in the national park. Drive to Lake Naivasha (80 km – approximately 1 hour).
Overnight : Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 Saturday Masai Mara

Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve (320 km). Arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive.
Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 Sunday Masai Mara

Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Alternatively, take an early morning balloon flight over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra). After lunch, relax before a late afternoon game drive.
Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 Monday Depart

After breakfast, return to Nairobi by road (300 km), or fly from the Masai Mara to Nairobi: morning flight (price on request); lunch in the Masai Mara and afternoon flight (price on request).
Meals : Breakfast
Alternatively, fly directly from the Masai Mara to Mombasa, including lunch in the Masai Mara (price on request).

Ashnil Samburu Camp

In a perfect position on the river bank, this camp is a wonderful choice for your stay in Kenya.

Set south of Ewaso Nyiro River, in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Samburu; a stay here gives you unrivalled access to game viewing.

The waters of the great Ewaso Nyiro River draw wildlife in great numbers to its banks, creating an oasis of green. This is spectacular country, set against a backdrop of the mighty Mount Ol Olokwe.

Samburu is visited by large herds of elephants, drawn by the promise of water. In the dry season the elephants use their tusks to dig deep into the dry river beds, unearthing precious water. These waterholes then become a focal point for other game. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic northern species, including gerenuk, the reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra

Aberdare Country Club

Nestled on the slopes of Mwega Hill, Aberdare Country Club has the charm of a private home combined with the comforts of a country inn. A round of golf with an audience of warthogs is not out of the question.
The wildlife sanctuary is brimming with giraffes, zebras, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, plus it is home to the reclusive leopard. From the Club’s gardens and pool the setting sun with the Aberdare Mountains as a backdrop, is stunning.

Serena Mountain Lodge

This super lodge, part of the renowned Serena group, offers a matchless game viewing opportunity, whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendours of an ancient rainforest.
Considered the most spectacular forest waterhole in the Aberdares, the lodge’s waterhole attracts a near constant stream of wildlife.

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

An impressive property with a dramatic backdrop of Kenya’s most beautiful fresh water lake.
The lodge is set in beautiful grounds with green acacias surrounding the lake which is host to a variety of game including giraffes, buffaloes and the elusive black faced colobus monkey. In and around the lake many hippos can be seen wallowing in the water or grazing within the lodge grounds.

Ashnil Mara Camp

Welcome to Ashnil Mara Camp, perfectly positioned at the confluence of the Mara and Olkeju Rivers in the Masai Mara National Reserve.
This camp offers discerning travellers 44 superb tents which sit alongside the riverbank and offer luxurious accommodation. This is an unrivalled position for wildlife spotting, and is close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration.

Optional activities available in Masai Mara:

Hot Air Ballooning (payable in advance)

Extend your holiday to one of the hotels on the Kenyan Coast of Mombasa or to one of the fabulous Zanzibar beach hotels, for a relaxing end to this safari.

26 April 2020 – £2,150 per person
10 May 2020 – £2,195 per person
24 May 2020 – £2,195 per person

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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