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Iconic Samburu

Samburu National Reserve located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro flowing through the palm groves and riverine forests creating a magnificent landscape for the best wildlife photography, is your perfect destination for nature travel. This arid and semi-arid terrain in Northern Kenya is homeland to over 50 species of wild animals including Grevy zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx Its also one of the two wildlife conservation areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness, made famous in the best-selling book and award winning movie, Born Free and its sequels.

  1. Lake Elementaita: located in the Soysambu Willife conservancy between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru is a salt water lake. It is a haven for birds and wildlife and breeding and feeding ground for many threatened bird species. The area was declared a Ramsar site in 2005 The lake is the paradise for bird lovers with over 450 species including migratory birds.

  2. Masai Mara- The Mecca of wildlife located in the southwest of Kenya spreading to 1510 square Km Those beautiful Documentaries on BBC and Nat Geo its all here

  3. Home to abundance of wildlife, the Big 5- Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants, Cape Buffalo’s, thousands of Giraffes, Zebra, Hippos, Cheetah, hyena, antelopes many more including seasonal wildebeest migration- The greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth when over a million wildebeest cross plains, valleys, and rivers in search of fresh pasture

  4. Lion King Movie: pride land in the ecosystem of Masai Mara

Itinerary Details

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Iconic Samburu Itinerary
  • Met on arrival at JKIA, transfer to hotel for stay on Bed & Breakfast. (B&B)

  • Breakfast, depart by 7:00 am for Samburu National Reserve, arrive in the afternoon by lunch. Game drive 3:30-6:30 PM. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)

  • Morning game drive 6:30-8:30 am, return for breakfast. Afternoon at leisure. Lunch. Evening game drive 3:30-6:30 PM. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)

  • Morning game drive at daybreak. Depart after breakfast for Aberdare country club arriving in time for lunch. Relax and enjoy the beautiful property. Dinner & overnight stay at the Club. (B, L, D)

  • After breakfast, drive to Lake Elementaita. Arrive for lunch. Drive to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride on the Lake. Afterwards, drive back to Lake Elementaita for dinner. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Elementaita (B, L, D)

  • Breakfast, depart by 6:30 am for Masai Mara, arrive in the afternoon by lunch. Game drive 3:30-6:30 PM. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)

  • Morning game drive 6:30-8:30 am, return for breakfast. Afternoon at leisure. Lunch. Evening game drive 3:30-6:30 PM. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)

  • Morning game drive 6:30-8:30 am, Breakfast, depart for Nairobi. Transfer to JKIA to board the late evening/night flight back home. (B)


  1. Boat Ride at Lake Naivasha

  2. Game drives at Masai Mara

Possible Extensions

  1. Masai Village visit

  2. Sundowner

  3. Bush Dinner

  4. Traditional Dance

  5. Balloon safari

What’s Included

  1. Nairobi stay on bed & Breakfast basis

  2. Full board accommodation at safari lodges

  3. Transport & game drives in non-AC safari minivans or Safari Landcruiser as per quote

  4. Services of certified driver guides

  5. Park entry fees

  6. All Government Taxes & service charge in Hotel accommodation

Things to Carry

  1. Travel documents

  2. Yellow Fever Certificates

  3. Highly recommended Travel Insurance

  4. Woollens for chilly mornings and evenings

  5. Protection from cold air, sun, rain during game drives - weather is cool, with bright equatorial sunshine

  6. Hats which can be secured to the head during game drives/ Stoles & Sunglasses

  7. Comfortable shoes - preferably water-proof walking shoes

  8. Insect repellent

  9. Binoculars & Camera – you will need extra storage for digital photos with good zoom lens

  10. 3-way adapters – we use 220 volts and rectangular pins

  11. Medication and toiletries (lodge provides basic toiletries)

  12. Snacks and drinks for the journey


With EarthyHues, the best experience has always been the ease of communication, smooth booking experience and proactive coordination along with a very good documentation. The itinerary has always been the key part and am very happy with the ones planned for me. The suggestions have always been the key to a successful trip as that has to cover the recent changes in the region, or the latest information on sighting etc. Have always loved the clarity of the details provided by them. In addition to her, the guides are polite, have good knowledge of the region and tour they operate. Also, at times guide selection were accepted which is a big plus at times due to prior rapport with the guides. In respect to pre-travel instructions… the tour was planned very well each time with clear instructions, documentation shared prior to the tour in digital form. And also, the physical copy of the booking details was provided at a later stage. With EH, I have traveled alone, with colleagues, with friends and with photography group as well. The experience has been amazing as per the feedback from friends, colleagues and photography group tours. Specially the trip was organised keeping in mind that most of them were first time visitors to those places.
Team at EarthyHues doesn't leave's anything to chance. From explaining the tour, hotel facilities, the extra bits all the way until one departs Kenya, they are meticulous. They make certain that we knew what we were paying for and genuinely wanted us to have a great trip. I could see that the team member was calling the driver to be sure that we were being looked after and having fun. The itineraries planned for us were more than sufficient and good value for money. In addition to the travel planner, I must say that the guides are well behaved and very punctual. As a tourist you can decide to relax, it’s your prerogative but not the guides. They will go with your flow but at the same time make sure that you are reminded what you may miss. Very patient specially with noisy kids around. We were given all the prior information about weather forecast, clothes to carry, tips to be paid, where to stop and other do's and dont's. There’s also a pre-trip briefing that Bhavana does all the time. Through EH, we have traveled extensively with friends and family and always had a great time. Overall, I can strongly recommend anyone to EH. The experience is just Awesome.
Team at EarthyHues have been very Professional, Reasonable and all comforts kept in mind for me as a Traveler. In-fact, the itineraries have been planned considering our likes and dislikes, pocket friendly and as directed. All our travel through them were very apt, no hidden costs involved, very personalized itinerary made for all my trips by the Company. I along with my husband (that time Fiancee) enjoyed the diversity we had while we traveled with different groups. We had different countries / continents / regions / colours / creed people travelling with us thru the Company. Apart from the memories we made - we did make some great friends globally thru these trips. The guides have been very Friendly and Professional, Informative and Knowledge based. We always have had splendid experiences whenever traveled with EarthyHues!

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