7 Days Kenyan Safari (Off the Beaten Path)

Take a step out of the track for 7 days Kenyan Safari. Go for 2 nights in the Samburu and prepare yourself for a rewarding cultural experience with the local tribes. Spend a night in the mountain range setting of Aberdare, with its exquisite primate wildlife.

As you come back south, ponder on what you’ve seen so far as you relax on the floor of the Great Rift Valley surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, gazing at lake Nakuru, freshened up, go on close your trip with 2 nights of classic big 5 action in Mara

7 Days Kenyan Safari highlights

Kenyan Safari

Masai Mara Safari Kenya (Hot Air Balloon Safari)

Detailed 7 Days Kenyan Safari

Day 1: Nairobi-Samburu Game Reserve

Early morning game drive to Samburu game reserve. Picnic lunch en-route and afternoon or evening game drive. Samburu game reserve stands as one of the most beautiful Kenya national parks in the Northern circuit.

It holds the most indigenous wildlife as well as the home of African Elephants and beautiful species of zebras and the Masai Giraffes. Dinner and overnight at campsite or lodge

Recommended accommodation

  • Samburu Sopa lodge
  • Ashnil Samburu tented camp
  • Samburu Intrepids
  • Elephant bedroom camp

Day 2: Samburu Game Reserve

The whole day will be spent exploring this amazing game reserve, it gives you the refreshment of your mind as the park is not populated and not many people visit here, and we have a concentration.

It’s home to the big five, elephant, lion, rhino, leopard, buffalo, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, gravy zebra, Besia oryx, and endangered wild dogs as we as pun cake tortoise.

There are over 450 species of birds identified and aquatic species in the Nyiro River including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostrich, and others.

The whole day will be spent exploring the park for the whole day’s game drive. Dinner and overnight at campsite or lodge

Recommended accommodation

  • Samburu Sopa lodge
  • Ashnil Samburu tented camp
  • Samburu Intrepids
  • Elephant bedroom camp

Day 3 of the 7 Days Kenyan Safari: Samburu Game Reserve – Aberdare National Park

An early morning transfer to Aberdare National Park, the drive is scenic via the central Kenya highlands with stops to view tea and coffee plantations.

There shall be a further stop to see and experience the largest open-air market in East Africa at Karatina.

Aberdare National Park is home to elephants, black Rhinos, Leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs, and bushbucks among others.

Rare sightings include those of the giant forest hog, bongo, golden cat, and the blue duiker. Dinner and overnight at the campsite of the lodge

Recommended accommodation

  • Aberdare cottages
  • The ark
  • Treetops lodge
  • Aberdare country club

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, we depart to Lake Nakuru National Park. Across the equator, southwards of Bogoria, lies the rift valleys most famous lake Nakuru, known all over the world for its flamingos, its alkaline and is recognized as being one of the natural wonders of the world.

Lake Nakuru is now a rhino sanctuary, harboring a population of over 40 black and over 60 white rhinos, but the flamingos, of course, have always been the main attraction.

At times there may be about 2 million flamingos in the residence, forming a stunningly beautiful deep pink band around the edge of the lakeshore.

Arrive in time for lunch then have an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at campsite or lodge

Recommended Accommodation

  • Ziwa Bush lodge
  • Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Sarova Lion Hill Nakuru
  • The Cliff

Day 5 of the 7 Days Kenyan Safari: Maasai Mara National Reserve

An early morning drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve, it holds on as one of the few places left on earth where wildlife still lives comparatively undisturbed, in the numbers that once roamed the plains and forests of Africa.

As the northern tip of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, the Mara hosts the spectacular seasonal migration of many thousands of wildebeests, zebra, and attendant predators.

Arrive in time for lunch then have an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at campsite or lodge

Recommended Accommodation

  • Julia’s River camp
  • Italian Camp
  • Amani Mara by the spirit of Kenya collection
  • Beyond Kichwa Tembo

Day 6: Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, we have a full-day game drive, with packed lunch provided. The reserve is well for its black-manned lion, as well as its abundant resident wildlife and it’s of the few places where it’s possible to see the big five during morning’s game drive.

Many of the cheetahs are so tame they seek shelter from the hot sun under one’s vehicle and several even climb onto the roof to get a better view of prospective prey.

For the bird enthusiast, almost 500 species have been recorded: among these 16 species of eagle, plus many hawks and falcons, 6 species of vultures, 8 species of storks 4 of bustard (including the Kori bustard, the world’s heaviest flying bird), and 9 species of sunbirds. Dinner and overnight at the campsite or lodge

Recommended Accommodation

  • Julia’s River camp
  • Italian Camp
  • Amani Mara by the spirit of Kenya collection
  • Beyond Kichwa Tembo

Day 7: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Morning game drive in Mara and later departure in the morning to Nairobi, arriving about 5 pm. Lunch en route

End of the 7 Days Kenyan Safari

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