The Mara Samburu Adventure Program
Mara Samburu Adventure Program in Kenya is an amazing two-week
program incorporating about six days of Africa volunteer service,
and 6 days of touring breathtaking sceneries in the Kenya, East
Africa. The Mara Samburu Adventure Program builds on the Maasai
Mara Adventure Program by adding three days of jungle safari
In addition to the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve and the
international bird and white rhino sanctuary of Lake Nakuru
in the Kenyan Great Rift Valley, this excursion includes two
days in the Samburu national reserve. In addition to a breathtaking
view of snowcapped Mount Kenya, Kenya’s tallest mountain,
Samburu, although part of the Kenya Rift Valley, is less visited
and more serene. It has a different climate, topography, vegetation,
animal species and varieties and a completely different but
most superb feel.
The Samburu game reserve section can be replaced with Amboseli
national park on request at the time of application; an additional
USD 100 will be charged to cater for extra cost of Amboseli
This page provides information about the Kenya Mara Samburu Adventure option.
For information about our other Kenya
Adventure options, please click here.
A sample schedule of our International Volunteer
Travel Mara Samburu Adventure program in Kenya is provided below:
Day 1: Arrival and pick up from
the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, in Nairobi,
Kenya and transfer to host family home.
Day 2: Morning: Registration
and start of orientation: International
volunteers and interns abroad have
about 4 hours lecture at the home of
your host. Topics covered during orientation
lecture will include East African culture,
history, customs, politics, geography,
and necessary health precautions,
and various other topics, such as the
diversity of Kenyan life. Afternoon
is free - explore Kenyan life and get
to know your host family.
Day 3: Volunteers
leave for project early in the morning
after breakfast. Introductions held
with project staff, and the host family.
Day 3-6: Volunteer or internship work. Volunteers
are free to explore the surrounding areas in their
Day 6: End volunteer work. Farewell to the project
and evaluation of the program.
Day 7-12: Kenya Mara-Samburu Adventure Safari
International volunteers and interns abroad on this
program visit the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve,
Lake Nakuru national park, a special internationally
protected bird and white rhino sanctuary and end with
a tour of the Samburu game reserve all part of Kenya’s
Great Rift Valley.
7: Maasai Mara Game Reserve: Depart Nairobi
in the morning with picnic lunch enroute to most famous
Maasai Mara Game Reserve ranked among the worlds top
50 dream destinations. Spend the afternoon and the
following day on game drives in Maasai Mara. This
Great Rift Valley reserve is home to thousands of
wild animals including rhino, buffalo, lion, elephant,
giraffe, zebra, cheetah and leopard and thousands
of wildebeests. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 8: Maasai Mara Game Reserve: Continue
with the jungle tour of this Kenyan Rift Valley wilderness
reserve. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 9: Maasai Mara/Nakuru: Leave
Maasai Mara after breakfast and drive to Nakuru past
lake Elementaita on the Great Rift Valley floor. Dinner
and overnight in a budget hotel.
10: Lake Nakuru/Samburu Game Reserve: Take
and early morning game drive/safari of lake Nakuru
national park and International Bird Sanctuary. Lake
Nakuru Park has been described as the World’s
Greatest Bird Spectacle”. This Kenyan wildlife
sanctuary has 450 bird species including the lesser
and greater flamingo, more than 56 animal species
including the nig five. Depart Nakuru after the morning
game drive/safari and head North towards Mt. Kenya
with picnic enroute.
Day 11: Samburu Game Reserve: Spend
the day on game viewing with meals and overnight at
camp. This pristine and less visited game reserve
abounds with animal and plant species not seen in
southern Kenya’s parks. You will come across species
such as the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe,
kudu and gerenuk almost exclusive to the reserve.
Other animals include lions, cheetahs and leopards.
Day 12: Samburu-Nairobi: Early
morning game drive in Samburu then drive South
to Nairobi via the wind ward side of Mt Kenya and
via Nairobi, viewing nature along the road that winds
through amazingly diverse geographical landscape and
human activities including coffee and tea farming.
Day 13: End of Adventure Portion of Program.
Evaluation of the Mara Samburu Adventure Program.
14: Beginning of volunteer abroad and internship
overseas work placement for those staying
for more than two weeks. Departure for the rest.
This schedule is subject to change by the country coordinator to suit local
circumstances. The program requires a minimum signup time of 2 weeks. Please
read the special highlights and requirements for Kenya safari,
beach holiday and adventure programs, including how to combine
adventure with internship abroad or volunteer Kenya programs
- click here
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