Cost Per Person Sharing USD 2,400 Using a Tour Van
Cost Per Person Sharing USD 2,900 Using LandCruiser
Day 1: Nairobi – Aberdares
You will be pick up after early breakfast from your hotel, drive to the rich agricultural area of Mount Kenya region via the famous Pineapple leading company Delmonte, you will also have an opportunity to cross the equator just before you arrive in Famous Nanyuki town for the mountain climbers. Aberdares national park might be small in size but it provides a vastly different experience to the country’s more famous savannah reserves. Created to protect the Aberdares Mountains of the Central Highlands, it comprises two ecosystems unusual to Kenya: a moorland plateau and a swathe of dense rainforest. The result is that visitors on an Aberdares safari can expect not only unique and spectacular landscapes but will also enjoy good game viewing particularly in the Salient, the eastern forested section.
Although harder to find than on the open plains of the Maasai Mara, lion elephant, rhino and buffalo are present in the park as are rare antelope species including the much sought-after bongo – an elusive antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Other forest species such as black and white Columbus monkey, giant forest hog, golden cat and leopard are seen regularly along with around 250 bird species. Dinner and overnight at Aberdares country club (FB).
Day 2: Ark
After breakfast it is time for a hike in the beautiful park. Here you will be able to see giraffes, zebras, eland antelopes, warthogs, impalas and baboons. After lunch you continue driving into the heart of the dense Aberdares forest to tree-top lodge, The Ark, which offers the best experiences of wildlife in Kenya’s lush Highlands. The Ark was recently stylishly renovated has now become not only a classic, but also a really good and atmospheric safari place in the often chilly highlands. From the lodge there is a direct view of a pond, which has elephants, buffaloes, and antelopes and with a little luck rhinos and leopards coming to drink water from the dense forest, giving you the first real safari experience in Kenya.
A warm sweater may be useful when The Ark is located at over 2000 meters altitude and the nights can sometimes be chilly. Dinner and overnight at The Ark (FB).
Day 3: Samburu
Depart after breakfast for the Aberdares country club and head to Samburu national reserve. Samburu National Reserve is a Kenyan less visited Game Reserve and is situated within the Rift Valley. The Reserve Measures approximately 104sq. Km (approx. 65sq. miles) in size, this unfenced Savannah grassland is roughly 350km (217 miles) from Nairobi. It is relatively small in size compared to other Kenyan parks, such as Tsavo but it has more to offer as well as several endangered species. You will arrive at Ashnil Samburu in time for lunch, after lunch proceeds for the game drive which will bring you to the elephant bedroom tower. The game drive will run for about 3 hours and there after you will return to the camp for dinner and overnight. Ashnil Samburu camp (FB).
Day 4: Samburu Safari Full Day
The whole day will be spent exploring this amazing game reserve, it gives you the refreshment of your mind as the park is not populated and not many people visits here, we have concentration of the Its home to the big five, Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, Gerenuk, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Gravy Zebra, Besia Oryx, Endangered Wild Dog as well as Pun cake Tortoise – Endangered. There are over 450 species of birds identified and aquatic species in the Ewaso Nyiro River including, vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others. The whole day will be spent exploring the park for the whole day game drive. Ashnil Samburu camp (FB).
Day 5: Samburu Safari Back – Nairobi
Samburu national reserve derives its name from the Samburu people of Kenya who have lived in the area for many years. Ewaso Nyiro River cuts through this reserve, drawing a big population of Kenya animals to the park. The river bustles with activity from its huge population of Nile crocodile. The reserve’s topography is mainly open Savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees, forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation. Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie “Born Free”. On this last day you will have a wakeup call at 0600am, then proceed for the early morning game drive, this gives you a chance to spot the early morning Kills from the big five, after the gem drive return to the camp for the main breakfast. Visit the local Samburu villages where you get a chance to interact with the colorful Samburu people in their traditional setting and experience their culture. This is a good opportunity to purchase traditional Samburu souvenirs, art and collectibles.
Thereafter leave and head back to Nairobi with a stopover in Nanyuki for lunch. Arrive Nairobi late afternoon with a drop off to the hotel or to the airport.
Transport with safari Van with pop-up roof or land cruiser
All park entrance fees
Accommodations in the Luxury tented self-contained camps
Full board, three meals per day while on safari
Pick up from the airport upon arrival
Drop off to the airport the last day
What’s Not Included
- Tips for the Crews
- Any other thing not included above
Dear Team, Just a quick note to thank you for the wonderful service. Our trip was flawless, perfect schedule and timing. ON SPOT!
I had a wonderful experience. Thrilled and satisfied. Amazing Kenya.