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5 DAYS ARK- SWEETWATERS -SAMBURU

TRIP SUMMARY

The trip today takes you to very beautiful areas within our lovely country, They are places visited as you are enroute to different areas but in this instance we shall take our time visiting the Aberdare National Park, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and finally the Samburu National Reserve. Transport will be within a luxury vehicle and your driver guide will be knowledgeable and ever ready to answer any of your flora and fauna related questions.

DAY ONE

NAIROBI TO ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

APPROX.DISTANCE: 177KM TIME: 2HRS 30MINS

Depart from your hotel and take a drive that will take you to the central highlands of Kenya passing through maize and coffee plantations to reach Aberdare Country Club, which is nested on a slope of Mweiga hill. Aberdare National Park is a picturesque piece of heaven with steep forested ravines and is home to beasts such as the elephants, the black rhinos, the spotted hyenas, bushbucks among others. You will arrive in time for lunch at the country club. This captivating site was the homestead of an English couple that decided to settle in Kenya. Almost a half-century later, their home, “The Steep”, was renamed the Aberdare Country Club and opened for guests. After lunch, transfer to the Ark Lodge, which is built in the shape of Noah’s Ark and overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick that attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Your afternoon will be spent viewing wildlife at the lodge.

Dinner and Overnight at the Ark Lodge

Meal Plan (Lunch and Dinner)

DAY TWO

ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK TO OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

APPROX. DISTANCE: 60KM TIME: 45MINS

Depart from your hotel and head to the Ol Pejeta conservancy which is located on the equator west of Nanyuki between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare’s. It contains over 10,000 large mammals and is the only park where the big 5 and chimpanzees can be seen. It is also serves as a haven for the fastest growing population of rhino in Africa. You will arrive in time for lunch at the camp after which you will embark on a game drive within the conservancy. Aside from the big five you will also be privileged to see a considerable number of Jackson’s hartebeest and the Grevy’s zebra. You will then retire to your camp in the evening.

Dinner and Overnight at Sweet waters Serena

Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

DAY THREE

OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY TO SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

APPROX.DISTANCE: 137.7KM TIME: 3HOURS

After having breakfast you will drive to the Samburu National Reserve. This fierce beauty is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River in Kenya. This means plenty of water, trees, and shade which attract wildlife like the elephant, the lion, the leopard, the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebras, Beisa oryxes, Gerenuk gazelle and the greater and lesser kudu from the surrounding savannah plains to come and quench their thirst. This provides first hand and up close viewing of these creatures. Cheetahs are also regularly spotted.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY FOUR

FULL DAY SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Have full day game drive in this wild and rugged, Samburu which is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Ewaso Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebras, Beisa oryxes, Gerenuk gazelle and Greater and lesser kudu.

Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY FIVE

DEPARTURE

You shall rise and have your breakfast before proceeding to Nairobi. You will arrive in time either for your international flight homebound or be dropped off at your hotel residence.

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TOTAL COST OF THE TOUR

Low Season:

2-3pax: USD 1300 per person

4-5pax: USD 1000 per person

6pax: USD 996 per person

Peak Season

2-3pax: USD 1446 per person

4-5pax: USD 1110 per person

6pax: USD 993 per person

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES;

  • Full board accommodation on the entire safari
  • Meals as stipulated within the itinerary
  • All park entry fees.
  • Game drives
  • Vehicle park entry fees
  • Transport based on a luxury vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottle of water during safari
  • Government Taxes
  • Emergency air evacuation cover

PACKAGE EXCLUDES;                                         

  • Tips and gratitude
  • Laundry
  • Personal effects
  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Extra deviations from itinerary
  • Soft drinks and local beers

 

 

 

 

 

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