Samburu, Baringo and Nakuru

SVAC 003: 5 Days Samburu, Baringo & Nakuru

Kenya camping safari to Samburu/Great Rift Valley Lakes

A safari to the north via the high shoulder of Mt. Kenya to the Game Reserve of Samburu, then the world famous Bird Sanctuaries of the Great Rift Valley Lakes of Baringo, Bogoria and Nakuru.

Day 1: Samburu

Depart Nairobi in the morning passing through the rich agricultural farmland on the slopes of Mountain Kenya to the mainly dry scrub land and open Savannah plains of Samburu Game Reserve.

Here the Ewaso Nyiro River supports a wide variety of game among them elephant, buffalo, cheetah leopard, lion, gravy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, Oryx and the long necked gerenuk. Dinner and overnight camping.

Day 2: Samburu

Day spent game viewing in this Northern Kenya park. Dinner and overnight camping.

Day 3: Baringo

Leaving Samburu in the early morning, we make a scenic drive to the west across the Lerochi Plateau, (lunch enroute) and later descend to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, arriving at Lake Baringo in the afternoon. This is a fresh water lake which supports a great variety of birds as well as hippos and crocodiles. Indeed, the lake is reputed to be the bird-watching center of Kenya. Dinner and overnight camping.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru

Early in the morning we head south via Lake Bogoria which is a shallow soda lake with a beautiful scenery and also home to a sizeable number of flamingoes and other species of birds. The highlight, however, is the boiling hot springs and geysers – hot enough to boil an egg – which also contribute to the beauty of the lake. Don't fall in! After lunch, we proceed to Lake Nakuru in the south – another shallow soda lake which has been described as “an ornithologists paradise and one of the world's most magnificent sights". Here one has an opportunity to see up to two million flamingoes besides tens of thousands of other birds. Lake Nakuru is a rhino sanctuary and harbors lions, warthogs, waterbucks, buffaloes, hippo and many other animals. Dinner and overnight in a campsite .

Day 5: Nairobi

After breakfast, we proceed to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon