ARK, SWEETWATERS & SAMBURU KENYA SAFARI

ARK, SWEETWATERS & SAMBURU KENYA SAFARI TRIP SUMMARY

This Safari with kichaka tours takes you to some of the best parks and reserve in Kenya.This 5 days Ark, Sweetwaters & Samburu tour will indeed be an amazing safari for you. First place to visit will be Aberdare National Park. Picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland characterize the Aberdare National Park.

The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, black and white colobus monkeys, buffaloes, and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, and the blue duiker. Visitors can indulge in activities such as picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is in fact rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s Francolin and Sparrow hawks.

Later we visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a 90,000 acre private wildlife conservancy. Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the Big Five (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion), Grevy’s zebra, Jackson’s hartebeest, cheetah and chimpanzee. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. As a safe and secure private sanctuary, Ol Pejeta Conservancy can guarantee a hassle-free safari experience with amazing wildlife viewing.

Finally we will visit Samburu National ReserveSamburu National Reserve is situated at the southeastern corner of Samburu District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The reserve is rich in wildlife with fame for abundance in rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special).

Transport will be within a luxury vehicle with a knowledgeable driver guide on your Ark, Sweetwaters & Samburu Safari.

ARK, SWEETWATERS & SAMBURU KENYA SAFARI ITINERARY

DAY ONE: NAIROBI TO ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

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

The Ark Lodge - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya      The Ark Lodge - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal Plan (Lunch and Dinner)

 

DAY TWO: ABERDARE TO OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

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 Camp

Sweetwaters Serena Camp - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya       Sweetwaters Serena Camp - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

 

DAY THREE: OL PEJETA TO SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

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

Samburu Sopa Lodge - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya      Samburu Sopa Lodge - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

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 

Samburu Sopa Lodge - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya      Samburu Sopa Lodge - Kichaka Tours and Travel Kenya

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY FIVE: SAMBURU TO NAIROBI

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

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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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