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7 Day Safari Itinerary

Treasures of Kenya

Kenya's Hidden Gems

The Treasures of Kenya safari provides a luxurious standard of accommodation in unique camps and lodges that make up the Atua Enkop Collection. Strategically located in and around key National Parks and Reserves, the Atua Enkop Collection of camps and lodges offer a great range of activities and game drives to ensure fantastic game viewing with the chance to spot the 'Big Five' and more. You can add on a beach stay afterwards on the Kenyan Coast or on the nearby islands of Zanzibar & Pemba off Tanzania. Call our Destination Specialists for more information.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Kenya
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Nairobi

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
7 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double bed with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of year).
  • Meals as stated.
  • Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle.
  • Services of a qualified English-speaking local driver/guide.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Park entrance fees and government taxes.
  • One bottle of water per person per day on game drives.
Not included
  • International flights.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tips for the guide or driver.
  • Visa fees.

Itinerary Breakdown

Upon arrival into Kenya's bustling capital Nairobi, you will be met by your driver/guide and then depart for the Samburu National Reserve at approximately 08h00. Heading north, you'll pass Thika and continue through some breathtaking scenery dotted with rushing mountain streams and fields of tea and coffee. After Nanyuki town, you'll continue north and eventually reach a dusty outpost known as Isiolo, the last major stop on the journey into the remote northern frontier district. From here, it's a fairly short hop to Samburu. Arrive at your camp in time for lunch before departing for an afternoon game drive; returning to the camp as the sun sets.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Elephant Bedroom Camp or similar

An early morning game drive is followed by breakfast and time to relax by the river's bank. After lunch, there will be a further game drive and a sundowner before returning to the camp.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Elephant Bedroom Camp or similar

Leaving Samburu behind, you'll travel south through Isiolo, crossing the northen most foothills of Mount Kenya, until you get to the town of Nanyuki. Here, you'll head west to Nyahururu, still known to many as Thomson's Falls for its 237-foot cascade. Now travel in a southerly direction to Lake Nakuru, arriving at your camp in time for lunch. After lunch, enjoy an escorted walk on the grounds of the camp.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Mbweha Camp or similar

After breakfast, depart with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, returning to the camp as the sun sets.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Mbweha Camp or similar

After an early breakfast, you head for Njoro town, where you begin your ascent up over the top of the Mau Escarpment. Then, heading due south, travel towards Narok, the gateway to the Masai Mara and district headquarters of this part of Masailand. You'll travel across the 'breadbasket' of Kenya, covered with acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Mara in time for lunch. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, before returning to the camp as the sun sets.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Tipilikwani Mara Camp or similar

Early morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Tipilikwani Mara Camp or similar

Again, after an early breakfast, you'll depart the Masai Mara and head across acres of rolling wheat and barley farms to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Masailand. From here cross the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley whilst keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle before heading up the rift escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners during World War II. You'll arrive into Kenya's bustling capital around mid day. On arrival in Nairobi, you will be dropped of at a city centre hotel or the airport for your onward connection.

  • Samburu National Reserve

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Unique ecosytem where animal species differ to anywhere else in Kenya.
  • Nakuru National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Breeding ground of the flamingo.
    • Good place to see Rhino.
    • Home of the endangered Rothschild giraffe.
  • Masai Mara

    Itinerary Highlights

    • One of the most popular game reserves.
    • Big Five spotting
    • Wildebeest migration (Jul-Sep).