Tour Package Overview
Itinerary at a GlanceDay 1: Nairobi – Samburu
Day 2: Samburu
Day 3: Samburu – Lake Nakuru
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Day 5: Masai Mara
Day 6: Masai Mara – Nairobi
Day 1: Samburu National Reserve:
We leave Nairobi and to Samburu National Reserve in the Northern Hemisphere in Kenya, driving through the agriculturally fertile central highlands. If we’re lucky and the skies are clear we’ll see the snow caped Mt.Kenya, Africa’s second highest. We then descend to the land of Samburu people, the Northern cousins of the Maasai.
Day 2: Samburu National Reserve:
A day with morning and afternoon game drive inside the park with also an opportunity to do a cultural visit to the Samburu village.
Day 3: Nakuru:
Early morning game drive in Amboseli before we depart for Lake Nakuru stopping for lunch in Nairobi and then proceed to Nakuru. On the way we stop at the rift valley view point and the town of Nakuru. We have an evening game drive in the scenic National Park.
Day 4: Maasai Mara:
We leave early morning and drive towards maasai countryside. On the way we see the ever changing landscapes, stop by Narok Town before we branch off to the Mara. Today we arrive at the campsite and then proceed to do a game drive in Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
Day 5: Maasai Mara:
Today we have a full day game drive and a picnic lunch by the famous Mara river where the wildebeest cross during the Migration encountering the Nile Crocodiles. Later in the evening we have an opportunity to visit the maasai village and sample their culture before we head back to our camp.
Day 6: Nairobi:
Today after breakfast we drive back to the City of Nairobi, arriving in time for lunch.
What you get and what you do not get in your safari expedition
Kindly take note of the following
How it works:
This is a group participatory trip whereby you are more than just a passenger. You’re part of the crew, pitching in to set up camp, shop for food, cook and generally help out. We operate a rota system, dividing the group into smaller units, so that these duties are shared equally amongst the group. These jobs will include things like loading the back locker, sweeping the truck, food stores etc. Even though we have a cook on board the truck who will organize and supervise the cooking, you will still be required to help prepare meals.
Participation is a key factor on a tour of this nature and everyone is expected to pull their weight and get involved with the daily duties. The most successful trips are those where people become involved. Naturally, amongst any group of people you will find a multitude of personalities, just remember that this is YOUR trip of a lifetime and don’t let other people’s quirks and habits bother you too much – take home your happy memories of Africa. On the flipside you may find your tent partner will become a lifelong friend, which is one of the joys of the internet & social networking sites!A typical camp breakfast might be toast with spreads, cereal and something hot such as eggs
or pancakes as well as tea and coffee. Lunch is almost always a sandwich heaped high with healthy salad and assorted fillings, with fruit to follow. Dinner might be a BBQ, risotto, pasta dish and there is always the chance to try some local cooking. Generally our passengers find the more they put into a trip, the more they benefit for it.
All passengers are required to obey all laws of the countries through which we pass. This particularly applies to the smuggling of contraband and possession of narcotic drugs, firearms, antiquities and ivory. Any passenger found contravening such laws or customs may be required to leave the trip immediately with no refund of the trip price.
NOTE: - The longer Jambo African Adventures trips are combinations of shorter tours. Passengers on our longer tours might therefore change crew and vehicles at either Nairobi, Lake Naivasha or Victoria Falls. These and other destinations are also pickup and drop-off points for passengers so new faces and personalities will join the tours.
Travel and security
One of the real advantages of overland travel is that the vehicle provides a very real level of security when traveling. There is no doubt that a properly equipped overland vehicle, with safes, fully lockable doors and windows is an obvious advantage when traveling in much of the world. We recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt whilst traveling for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items (although most of these can be locked in the safe whilst you are on the trip) and advise passengers to leave any valuable jewellery, watches etc at home.
Generally speaking, you will not be traveling on local public transport and will have the added security of traveling in a group with experienced crew on hand to offer advice.
Please note: Any personal effects that are left on the truck, even if they are stored in the safe, are left at your own risk and Jambo African Adventures cannot be held responsible for any damage or theft that may occur.
The safety of our passengers, leaders and operators is a major priority of Jambo African Adventures.
Issues on the trip
While we always endeavor to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local partner straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.