8 Days Cheetah Safari

8 Days Cheetah Safari

2 Nights Aberdare | 2 Nights Samburu | 1 Night Naivasha | 2 Nights Maasai Mara

8-Day Traditional Cheetah Safari Visiting Aberdares, Samburu, L. Nakuru/Naivasha and Masai Mara

A traditional seven-night safari visiting Samburu, home to unique wildlife, followed by the Rift Valley Lakes.

The final destination is the Masai Mara where vast numbers of plains game and spectacular big cats abide.

This itinerary starts in the Aberdares Range followed by Samburu, home to some of the most unique wildlife in Kenya and a host of birds. Your stay is at the deluxe Ashnil Samburu Camp, spread out along the shady banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, under a thick stand of doum palms and acacia trees that are a feature of the area.

Safari route takes you to Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. Around Lake Nakuru a game reserve has been created where the endangered black rhino is protected and may be seen along with antelope, giraffes, lions and hyenas.

Finally, the magnificent Masai Mara, famed for its vast numbers of plains game and the spectacular big cats. Here you stay in the luxury Ashnil Mara Camp, which offers an unrivalled position for wildlife spotting, and is close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration.

AccomodationWhere to stay

Aberdare Country Club

Aberdare Country Club

The Aberdare Country Club, only a two and a half hour drive northeast from Nairobi, is nestled on a slope of Mweiga Hill in the Aberdare Highlands, part of the Great Rift Valley. This captivating site was the homestead of an English couple that decided to settle in Kenya. Almost a half century later, their home, “The Steep”, was renamed the Aberdare Country Club and opened for guests.

Ashnil Samburu Camp

Ashnil Samburu Camp

Ashnil Samburu Camp is a luxury tented set in the spectacular backdrop drop of the Mighty Ol Olokwe mountain fronting Ewaso Nyiro River. The 30 exclusive luxury Tents are spread out along the shady banks of the river under a thick stand of doum Palms.

Serena Mountain Lodge

Serena Mountain Lodge

Your quest begins at 2,134 metres above sea level in the dense rainforest, draping the slopes of Mount Kenya. The panoramas surrounding Serena Mountain Lodge will delight you with their dramatic features. By day, cool, clear mountain air and sweeping views across the treetops beckon with opportunity for discovery and exploration.

L. Naivasha Sopa Lodge

L. Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the resort is not only home to our resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on our expansive lawns.

Ashnil Mara Camp

Ashnil Mara Camp

Set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the resort is not only home to our resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on our expansive lawns.

Itinerary

Aberdares: On arrival in Nairobi, you can freshen up and store any additional luggage at Global Star Tours Offices before departing for the Aberdares (180 km). Arrive in time for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing, or on a nature walk with the resident naturalist (weather permitting). Overnight : Aberdare Country Club. Meals : Lunch and Dinner.

Samburu: Drive north across the equator to the Samburu National Reserve (190 km). Lunch before a late afternoon game drive. Overnight : Ashnil Samburu Camp. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Samburu: Morning and late afternoon game drives in this open savannah which is traversed by the Ewaso Nyiro River. The river is populated by hippos and crocodiles, whilst the park is home to a host of animals including several species which are rarely seen in numbers elsewhere, including Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffes and long-necked gerenuks. Overnight : Ashnil Samburu Camp. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Aberdares: Drive to your lodge in time for lunch (240 km). Spend the afternoon viewing game from the lodge, or join a nature walk led by a local guide (payable locally and weather permitting). Overnight : Serena Mountain Lodge. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Lake Nakuru/naivasha: After breakfast, descend into the Great Rift Valley and continue to Lake Nakuru Lodge (240 km). Lunch. Afternoon game drive in the national park. Drive to Lake Naivasha (80 km - approximately 1 hour). Overnight : Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Masai Mara: Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve (320 km). Arrive in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Masai Mara: Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Alternatively, take an early morning balloon flight over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra). After lunch, relax before a late afternoon game drive. Overnight : Ashnil Mara Camp. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Depart: After breakfast, return to Nairobi by road (300 km), or fly from the Masai Mara to Nairobi: morning flight (price on request); lunch in the Masai Mara and afternoon flight (price on request). Meals : Breakfast.

PricingValue for Money

Validity Price Sharing (USD) Price Single (USD)
December 23, 2019 - January 4, 2020 2,850 576
January 5, 2020 - March 31, 2020 2,685 480
April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020 2,375 100
July 31, 2020 - October 31, 2020 3,260 784
November 1, 2020 - December 22, 2020 2,662 495
December 23, 2020 - January 4, 2021 2,965 630

Note:

*All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes and departure taxes fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists on +254724245950.