A game drive in Samburu Game Reserve reveals a variety of wildlife such as elephants, lions, reticulated giraffes and the Somali ostrich. Lake Bogoria, renowned for its spectacular hotsprings and flamingoes is a delight for birdwatchers.
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Pick up 8.00am from your hotel in Nairobi by our driver/guide and drive to Samburu game reserve. The drive takes us through the fertile central highlands from where we can get a glimpse of the snow capped Mount Kenya Peaks, the second highest mountain in Africa before we descend to the semi arid areas of the Isiolo and Samburu District. We will have lunch on the way. A game drive en-route after passing the park gate, takes us to our fly camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. In the evening we can opt to visit the lodge while our cook prepares dinner.
After an early breakfast, we proceed for another game drive. Samburu is very rich in wildlife. Besides unique and rare species such as the Grevy Zebras, the Reticulated Giraffes and the Somali Ostrich we find Oryx, Gerenuks, Buffaloes and Elephants. Predators such as Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs are also very common. As the temperatures rise and the wildlife hide under the shades of the acacia trees we return to the camp for lunch. After lunch we relax, have a siesta or visit a Samburu Village before we head for another exciting late afternoon game drive. Dinner and the overnight stay will once again be at the fly camp.
We start the day early with a drive to Maralal. Maralal is a northern frontier town. The town is a thriving centre for the local Samburu people and the capital of Samburu County. We have a late lunch in a town restaurant and spend the afternoon taking a camel ride combined with a Samburu Village visit. We pitch our tents today at the Ngari Hill campsite.
After breakfast we descend the escarpment and drive past and arrive at the Soi Lodge for lunch at around 12.00 noon. After lunch we drive to Lake Bogoria, a spectacular lake with geysers and hot springs. On the Lake shore we find several species of plains game and in the shallow waters are thousands of flamingoes and other water based birds. We set up our camp at the Fig Tree campsite on the southern end of the lake. Here we watch the sun set as we enjoy our dinner at the campfire.
After breakfast, we return with lunch on the way to Nairobi.