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A safari to take you from highlight to highlight – an abundance of wildlife in beautiful landscapes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group to join: 13th of October 2019 - 24th of October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date / day

Place / Activity

Accommodation

 

 

 

1

Nairobi
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be welcomed and taken to the hotel for overnight and dinner if you wish (at own cost).

Hotel Boulevard, D/breakfast

 

 

 

 

2

Nairobi – Samburu
Quite a bit a long but scenic drive to the North and along Mount Kenya through the corn chamber called “White Highlands”. At lunch time you will have arrived at the lodge on the bank of Ewaso Ngiro River. Later in the afternoon you will experience your first game drive and stay out in the field until the light will get softer and golden. This is also the time animals come out from the shade.

Elephant Bedroom Lodge, D/FB

 

 

 

 

3 + 4

Samburu / Buffalo Springs National reserves
Depending on the animal’s whereabouts you undertake morning and afternoon game drives in either of the reserves. Lunch and heat rest will be in the lodge. The Ewaso Ngiro River with its beautiful gallery forest is the boundary. Many animals like spending time in the gallery forest while some prefer to be up on the hills.

Typical animals to find: Grevy Zebra, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx antelopes, reticulated giraffes, Greater Kudu, Somali Ostrich and many more. Elephants, lions, leopards and cheetahs are surely some of the highlights.

Elephant Bedroom Lodge, D/FB

 

 

 

 

Leopard Samburu

 

Esaso Ngiro River

 

Photo by Lorenzo Barelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Samburu – Shaba National reserve
After breakfast and checking out you shift to Shaba. If you like you can have the luggage dropped at the lodge which is just 1 kilometer from the entrance before you start the game drive. Lunch is at the lodge and the afternoon is spent out in the field searching for antelopes and elephants.

Shaba is the largest of the 3 bordering reserves. Embedded along the Ewaso Ngiro River in-between tall mountains which the sun colours orange in the evening so you can experience “Alpengluehen” in Africa.

Sarova Shaba Lodge, D/FB
Standard rooms

 

 

 

 

Shaba_Berge
GrevyPortrait

 

 

6

Shaba – Ol Pejeta Conservancy
The road takes you up from 1.200 m above sea level to the foot of Mount Kenya at 1.800 m above sea level. You will arrive later in the morning and see already some game on the way to the camp where you check in for lunch and heat rest. Ol Pejeta is home to white and Northern Black Rhinos as well as lions, cheetahs and leopards. Furthermore they have a chimpanzee orphanage where in collaboration with Jane Goodall they found a home.

Serena Sweet Waters Camp, D/FB

 

 

 

 

7. + 8

Ol Pejeta Conservancy
During the morning and afternoon game drives you search for the animals that occur here and spend time taking pictures and observing them with Mount Kenya in the back ground. Believe it is never boring here - Mt. Kenya has different faces and the variety of game is just great. You will also spend time with the chimpanzees.

Serena Sweet Waters Camp, D/FB

 

 

 

 

Mount Kenya early morning

 

Breitmaul morgens

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Ol Pejeta – Aberdare National park
After breakfast you leave the foot of Mount Kenya and shift to the foot of the Aberdare Range. This Range consists of extinct volcanoes and is at the same time the rim of the Great Rift Valley.
Lunch is served in the colonial style house of the Aberdare Country Club. Have a stroll in the beautiful garden with old tree, bush bucks and many birds. In the afternoon you will be driven with a game drive to The Ark which is built in the middle of the mountain forest. While driving to The Ark through the park you might come across the impressive, black, large Giant Forest hogs, elephants, leopard, various monkeys and  antelopes from small to large.

Aberdare Country Club
The Ark, D/FB

The Ark is a night observation lodge and you
can watch who is coming for water and salt
even at night in the spot light

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ark L

 

Bushbuck

 

 

 

 

 

10

Aberdare – Nakuru National park
While driving up the Aberdare Range you pass different vegetation belts – mountain forest – bamboo, rose wood / Hagenia / Podocarpus until you reach the moorland with heather, erica, tussock grass and St. John’s Wort flowering yellow. Keep looking out for black and white Colobus monkeys, bushbucks, reedbucks, waterbucks, black-fronted duikers, buffaloes, elephants and many more.
On foot you walk down a short but steep distance to see the Karuru Falls from platforms. Enjoy your picnic lunch before descending through vegetation belts into the Great Rift Valley starts. Later in the afternoon you will reach Lake Nakuru National park and stop if you spot interesting animals on the way to the lodge on a hill inside the park.
Should there be a lot of rain you will drive on the tarmac road around the escarpment.

Lake Nakuru Lodge, D/FB

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Nakuru National park
An early breakfast before you are heading to the lake to see some flamingos, pelicans and other water birds. Then search for white and black rhinos, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, jackals and others. The Rothschild Giraffe, an endangered species was introduced here and is successfully breeding.

Return to the lodge for lunch and heat rest. Around 4 p.m. your afternoon game drive starts.

Lake Nakuru Lodge, D/FB

 

 

 

 

 

Great white pelican

 

Flamingos L

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Lorenzo Barelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Nakuru – Nairobi
Drive to Nairobi. From the edge of the Great Rift Valley you will look down and to the volcanoes Suswa and Longonot. Then proceed to Nairobi and enjoy lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. If you wish you can have a dayroom at Eka Hotel up to 18.00. Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

We hope you had a great time with us in Kenya’s beautiful wilderness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price per person from/to Nairobi international airport
High season July - October 2019
with 6 participants
with 4 participants
with 2 participants
Single room supplement



US$ 3.960.-
US$ 4.280.-
US$ 5.200.-
US$     900.-

 

 

Low season April and May 2020
with 6 participants
with 4 participants
with 2 participants
Single room supplement

 


US$ 3.230.-
US$ 3.560.-
US$ 4.495.-
US$     185.-

Any other month’ price is ranged inbetween these 2 seasons

 

 

Included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Safari in Land cruisers with experienced, licenced English speaking driver/guides
  • Extended game drives, no limit of kilometres on game drives, time limit within park rules
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Overnights and meals according to program
  • All park and conservancy entrance fees
  • 1.5 liter mineral water per person per safari day in the car
  • Flying Doctor evacuation insurance

 

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Visa, personal insurances (mandatory)
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Not as included declared services
  • Swift transfer fees
  • Tips