We have planned for you an exciting itinerary that will see you stop over in the Great Rift Valley midway between the Samburu and Masai Mara reserves, where you can enjoy a round of golf and explore the landscapes of this geological wonder. Overnight at: Norfolk, Samburu Intrepids, Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort and Mara Intrepids.
The Intrepid Safari provides the ultimate ecological, cultural and family experience in Kenya. All of the hotels and lodges featured are extremely child-friendly with excellent facilities. Trained naturalists throughout the safari will constantly entertain the children. No other trip provides such an array of day-to-day activities to satisfy every member of a mixed group, be the inquisitive young child, an energetic parent or a grandparent wanting a little more relaxation. You are guaranteed an exciting and memorable vacation.
You will arrive in Nairobi and find our team waiting ready to transfer you to the luxurious Norfolk hotel to refresh after the long journey. The hotel offers delicious meals and beautiful sceneries. You will spent the night there waiting to start your adventure the following day.
You will wake up early in the morning and prepare to depart to Samburu. After breakfast, you will be driven to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Buffalo Springs Airstrip in Samburu. You will be met by our camp vehicle and taken to the lodge arriving mid-morning. After lunch you will begin your first game drive of your safari, opportunity to watch wildlife roaming around. In the evening you will return to Samburu Intrepids Camp for three course dinner and overnight stay.
Perched on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the heart of Samburu National reserve, Samburu Intrepids enjoys a unique perspective of one of Africa’s most celebrated wildernesses. The camp’s location deep inside the reserve guarantees close encounters with the region’s shier wildlife, including elephant, lion, leopard, and Samburu’s famous ‘unique five’ – the rare reticulated giraffe, long-necked gerenuk antelope, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra, and majestic Beisa Oryx. This luxurious tented lodge offers 27 modern tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich riverbanks. The spacious tents boast the very latest in luxury camping, with soft four-poster beds, handsome mahogany closets and writing desks, and en suite bathrooms with steaming hot showers. The bathrooms also offer twin washbasins, flush toilets, and sockets for shavers and battery charging. Because of the warm climate, Samburu Intrepids’ public areas are all palm-thatched and open to the elements, raised on stilts to catch the cooling breeze blowing off the river. The main dining room has a seating capacity of 60, and opens onto an outdoor dining terrace, where buffet breakfasts and lunches are served overlooking the river.
Wake up to the beautiful rising sunshine, after breakfast you will start your morning game drive. An opportunity to enjoy watching amazing wildlife and beautiful sceneries around. You will break for freshly prepared lunch before beginning your afternoon game drive. In the evening you will return to Samburu Intrepids for dinner and overnight stay.
You will wake up to the rising sunshine then go for your final game drive at Samburu. Return to the camp for breakfast before being transferred to the airstrip with a picnic lunch for your scheduled flight to Nairobi. On arrival connect to the scheduled flight to Naivasha. You will be transferred to the lodge followed by an afternoon boat trip to Lake Naivasha.
The Great Rift Valley Lodge
A short drive from the well-maintained Pan African Highway is the Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort. Its strategic location midway between the Samburu and Maasai Mara Reserves makes the lodge the perfect stopover between the country’s top safari destinations – and an ideal alternative to a night in a city hotel. The Great Rift Valley Lodge sits at about 7,000 feet above sea level, from which elevation it enjoys magnificent views to the west and east. The vistas stretch from the shimmering waters of Lake Naivasha, to the jagged volcanic crater of Mount Longonot and, beyond, the sloping shoulders of the Aberdare Mountains – Kenya’s most important watershed. The Great Rift Valley Lodge offers 21 twin and 9 double rooms, all with private balconies overlooking the spectacular valley floor with large four-poster beds, handmade wooden furniture, African prints, and modern en suite bathrooms. The social ‘heart’ of the Rift Valley Lodge is the clubhouse building, which offers fine dining and beautiful views from its panoramic restaurant and broad balconies. Range of activities include golfing, boat trips to Lake Naivasha, excursions to the Eburru escarpment on horseback, trekking at Hell’s Gate National Park in Naivasha, day trips to Lake Nakuru National Park, birding and nature walks within the lodge.
Wake up to the beautiful sunshine, after breakfast depart for a morning game drive to Lake Nakuru National Park and return back to the lodge for lunch and the remaining of the afternoon will be spent at your leisure to enjoy all the local activities offered. In the evening you will be taken to Great Rift Valley lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, you drive to the Naivasha Ebony Curio Emporium, the largest of its kind in the world, where one can watch expert craftsmen working. This is where some of the country’s best work can be purchased at factory prices. Return back to the lodge for lunch before being transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Olkiombo Airstrip in the Masai Mara National Reserve. You will be picked by an open-sided 4×4 vehicle which affords you your first game drive en route to the lodge. In the evening, after the exciting adventure you will be taken to Mara Intrepids Camp for three course dinner and overnight stay.
Sitting above a sweeping bend in the Talek River at the confluence of the Maasai Mara’s four game-viewing areas, Mara Intrepids enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the Maasai Mara ecosystem. The camp is a short drive from the Mara River, where more than a million wildebeest and zebra make their perilous migration crossing every July and August. For the remainder of the year, the camp offers some of the world’s finest game viewing, with large local populations of elephants, rhinos, buffalos, and many species of antelopes. The riverine woods are home to some of the famous cats in the Big Cat Diaries, including leopards, cheetah and lions.
30 newly refurbished luxury tents are widely spread across a large riverside site to ensure guests the optimum privacy and peace. Each tent is furnished in the classic style of the grand African safaris, with large four-poster beds and handsome reproduction furniture offset by modern en suite bathrooms with hot showers, flush toilets and all modern amenities. Each tent sits on a shady platform, with sweeping views over the riverbanks where a wide variety of animals come to drink. Mara Intrepids is divided into four distinct areas, each with its own open-air dining area and ‘mess tent’ where private meals and functions can be arranged. Dinner is usually served in a large dining room under a traditional makuti thatch roof, while breakfast and lunch are hosted on a breezy terrace beside the riverfront swimming pool. The main bar overlooks a suspension bridge, where our most exquisite residents make an appearance most evenings. Beside the bar is a fully equipped conference room, where our Maasai naturalists deliver evening slide shows on the local culture and wildlife – and where corporate groups can indulge in a spot of ‘bush business’.
Wake up to the beautiful rising sunshine then prepare for the morning game drive. You will then return to the camp for breakfast .Spent your morning hours relaxing whilst enjoying cool breeze and viewing beautiful sceneries around. After lunch your will embark on your game drive in the bush. In the evening you will be taken to Mara Intrepids Camp for dinner and overnight stay.
You will wake up early in the morning and go for your final game drive .Return to the camp for breakfast and to prepare to check out. After lunch you will be transferred to the airstrip to catch your flight to Nairobi. Upon arriving you will be transferred to a luxurious hotel for dinner and refreshing. In the evening you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your flight back home.
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