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5 DAYS ABERDARE, OLPEJETA & SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE SAFARI

Created with Sketch. Samburu National reserve
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Duration

5 days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

This tour gives you a chance to visit these three amazing and magnificent National parks in five days and four nights. We start off to the Aberdare National Park which is in central Kenya located east of the East African Rift Valley. Dominated by a large number of elephants as well as black rhinos, Aberdare National Park lures those who want more than just a safari. With dense forests, 300m-high waterfalls and amazing hikes, this park is as much about the flora as it is the fauna. While trekking and game viewing, keep an eye open for bush pigs, rare black leopards, and buffaloes. Olpejeta conservancy is situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and Aberdares ranges and is Kenya’s best-kept conservation havens towards the North of Kenya. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is one of the only wildlife protection areas that are home to very high numbers of endangered species. Aside from the big 5, more than a thousand different mammals and bird species roam the wild. Samburu National Reserve is Samburu National Reserve is situated at the southeastern corner of Samburu District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It is bordered to the south by Ewaso Nyiro River, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The reserve covers an area of 165 Km² and is located around 345Km from Nairobi. 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). The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard, and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adapted the baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve). Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aberdare National park
  • Olpejeta conservancy
  • Samburu National Reserve

Itinerary

DAY 1: NAIROBI TO ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

You will be picked up from your respective hotel/airport within Nairobi by your guide from as early as 8.00 am and proceed to Aberdare National park which takes an approximate of 4 to 5hrs drive from Nairobi. On arrival at Aberdare National park, you will be checked in for lunch. Thereafter enjoy afternoon game views from the hotel balconies overlooking floodlit watering holes of the elephants and salt licks with the background of the Aberdare Mountain ranges. Thereafter proceed for dinner.

DAY 2: ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK TO OLPEJETA CONSERVANCY

After breakfast at 6.30am is you will be picked up by your guide and proceed for a game drive with the rooftop of the car open for great views and photography. Enjoy morning game drive In the Olpejeta with a view of the famous Chimpanzee sanctuary where these species are rehabilitated. A guide will take you through a session on the chimpanzee breed and theory. Thereafter will head for the rhino sanctuary where the black rhino is rehabilitated too and the white rhino and enjoy feeding of the animals. (White rhino sanctuary is not included since need an early reservation and extra fees). Thereafter exit at 10.30 am and start the drive back to Aberdare National park you will be checked in for lunch. Thereafter enjoy afternoon game views from the hotel balconies overlooking floodlit watering holes of the elephants and salt licks with background of the Aberdare Mountain ranges. Thereafter proceed for dinner..

DAY 3: OLPEJETA CONSERVANCY TO SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

After breakfast at 6.30 am is you will be picked up by your guide and proceed for a game drive with the rooftop of the car open for great views and photography. Enjoy morning game drive In the Olpejeta with a view of the famous Chimpanzee sanctuary where these species are rehabilitated. A guide will take you through a session on the chimpanzee breed and theory. Thereafter will head for the rhino sanctuary where the black rhino is rehabilitated too and the white rhino and enjoy feeding of the animals. (White rhino sanctuary is not included since need an early reservation and extra fees). Thereafter exit at 10.30 am and start the drive to samburu national reserve which takes and approximate of 4 to 5 hrs drive. On arrival proceed to lodge to check-in and have lunch thereafter enjoy afternoon time enjoying game drives of the wide-open grass plains and, scattered acacia bush that are a host to a wide variety of wildlife of the BIG FIVE such as white and lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and elephants with the rooftop of the car opened for great views and photography till the afternoon. Thereafter proceed to lodge for dinner and relaxation

DAY 4: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE GAME DRIVES

After breakfast depart for sunrise game drives to enjoy morning game drives in the park to mid-day. with your open roof wide open for great views and photography. Thereafter, drive back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation and enjoy hotel amenities such as swimming under the hot sun. Proceed again for an afternoon game drive to sunset and head back to the lodge to have dinner and relax as you enjoy looking at pictures and recordings you took while on game drives.

DAY 5: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE TO NAIROBI

Wake up call at 6.00 am to depart for a sunrise game drive till 8.00 am where you return back to lodge and have breakfast. After breakfast drives back to Nairobi arriving at around 4.00 pm and be dropped back at the respectful hotel or airport.

Included/Exclude

  • Transport in an open roof tour vehicle
  • Meals on full board basis (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast)
  • Service of a professional driver/ guide.
  • Park fees to the stated park.
  • Unlimited water in the car.
  • Game drives as scheduled.
  • 4 Nights of accommodation at respectful hotel.
  • Tips to guide (Highly recommended)
  • Medical and travel insurance covers.
  • Visa and international flights
  • Anything else not included.
  • Masai cultural village @ $20 per person

Tour's Location

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FAQs

What to carry?
Passports
Pocket money.
Camera and recorders with extra batteries.
A few photocopies of all personal documents such as passports, visas, flights, travel insurance, vaccination card, international debit cards, (Master Card, Visa credit cards, etc.) driving license.
Fuller clothes for evenings at the hotel and lodge, such as long pants and long-sleeved shirts to protect you against mosquitoes after sunset and, if necessary, against the sun.
A jacket/sweater, as it can be cool in the early morning and evening
Summer Footwear (e.g. sports shoes and cotton socks). Avoid walking on bare feet and or leaving your legs naked at night due to mosquitoes.
A mosquito/insect repellent for example.
Personal medicine and toiletries.(incase)

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