This Safari takes you through off beaten tracks of Samburu, great culture and wildlife experience. Ol Pejeta Conservancy offers great wildlife; the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya, its home also to the endangered black rhino. The Ark in the Aberdares, stay in a tree hotel and let animals come to you. The Park is its natural form. The trip thereafter takes to you Tsavo West, its scenic with the Mzima Springs and Shetani Lava flow from a dormant volcano; see the home of or the famous Man eaters of Tsavo during the Kenya’s colonial era. After this road safari retire to Mombasa and enjoy kayaking, snorkeling and visit the famous Wasini Island for swimming and dolphins sightings weather allowing.
Day 01 - 1st Nov 2012
Arrival in Nairobi and transfer to the Pride Inn Hotel for dinner and overnight
Day 02 : 2nd Nov 2012
Nairobi / Samburu National Reserve
After breakfast we depart by road to Samburu National Reserve to arrive in Samburu in time for lunch at Samburu Simba Camp. The Afternoon will be at Leisure and an afternoon game drive is scheduled at 1630hrs.
Samburu game Reserve is a place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed river with rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry riverbeds and fallen boulders. The river Uaso Nyiro is the lifeline with a huge population of crocodiles. The game reserve is has rare species of animals that can only be found in this park, like the long necked gerenuk, Grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe, and the Beisa onyx. At 1930hrs Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge.
Day 03 : 3rd Nov 2012
Samburu National Reserve
An early morning game drive at 06300hrs, to try and locate the leopard which is a frequent visitor in this park. The park has an abundant species of birds and can turn even the most reluctant guest in to an avid bird watcher. Thereafter breakfast at 0830hrs and proceed for a Samburu cultural village visit. The rest of the morning at leisure followed by lunch at 1230hrs. The afternoon will be at leisure followed by an afternoon game drive at 1630hrs. At 1930hrs Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Camp.
Day04: 4TH Nov 2012
Samburu /Sweetwaters Tented camp
An early morning game drive at 06300hrs, thereafter breakfast at 0830hrs and proceed to Ol Pejeta Conservancy by Road to arrive in time for lunch at 1230hrs. The afternoon will be at leisure followed by an afternoon game drive at 1630hrs. Ol Pejeta Game Sanctuary hosts all the members of the ‘Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), the conservancy has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya. The conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species. At 1930hrs Dinner and Overnight Sweet Waters Tented Camp.
Day 05: 5th Nov 2012
Sweetwaters Tented camp /Aberdares National Park
An early morning game drive at 06300hrs, thereafter breakfast. We check out and depart for The Ark in Aberdares National Park by Road. We check in at Aberdare Country Club which is the base hotel for the Ark. Lunch at Aberdare Country Club and at1430hrs transfer by lodge transport to the Ark. The Ark overlooks the Yasabara waterhole, the largest salt-lick in the Aberdare Mountains This tree-lodge is uniquely shaped to resemble the actual Ark, designed with decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for viewing the animals visiting the salt- The Ark provides excellent photographic opportunities, and the Yasabara waterhole is floodlit by night to enable all-night viewing of game.
Aberdare National park is a major attraction and one of the best places visited and loved by many travelers. If you want to enjoy the nighttime wildlife viewing, the Ark is the best choice. Visitors can observe different animals, such as elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos etc from here. These animals come to the waterhole and can be seen from the comfort and secure places nearby.
Dinner and overnight at The Ark
DAY 06: 01ST NOV 2011
After breakfast, we transfer back to the base hotel. We check out and depart for Nairobi to arrive in the in time for lunch at the carnivore restaurant. In the afternoon, we visit the giraffe center to have an up-close and candid view of the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Later we check in at the pride inn hotel for dinner and overnight.
Nairobi-Tsavo West national Park
Depart Nairobi in the morning driving across the Athi River and Kapiti plains past Sultan Hamud to Tsavo West National Park reaching in time for lunch. Tsavo West, land of lions and lava, is painted on a sprawling canvas of endless skies, emerald hills, liquid lava flows, palm-fringed rivers, teeming wildlife and sparkling oases, where rafts of hippo wallow, snort and blow in the crystal clear melt-waters of Mount Kilimanjaro. Kenya's largest National Park supports all the members of the ‘Big Five' as well as the country's largest elephant population. Dinner and overnight at Ngulia Lodge.
Day08: 03RD NOV 2012
An early morning game drive followed by breakfast is provided in this park where birds are very common. Tsavo achieved notoriety in the 1900's when ‘the Man-eaters of Tsavo', a pair of rogue man-eating lions, preyed gruesomely on the builders of the Uganda Railway. Today the Park is more famous for the numerous prides of mane-less lion that patrol the plains and police the herbivore herds. After lunch, The rest of the afternoon will be spent at leisure with an afternoon game drive at 1600hrs.Dinner and overnight at Ngulia Lodge.
Day09: 04TH NOV 2012
An early morning game drive is provided in this park where birds are very common. Return for breakfast at your lodge and depart by road for the coastal town of Mombasa. Upon arrival in Mombasa, transfer to a Beach hotel. Rest of afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel.
Day10:05TH NOV 2012
You have a full day at Leisure after breakfast. Lunch is on own cost. A city tour of Mombasa to sample some of the Swahilli (local) cuisine. You can also visit the Old Arab Town, you will see the intricate hand carved doors, and balconies hanging over the narrow streets, unchanged for hundreds of years. You shall visit Fort Jesus which was built by the Portuguese over 400 years ago to protect their interest in East Africa against Omani Arabs. See how it went from a fort to a prison, to a tourist attraction.
The afternoon is at leisure.
In the evening enjoy dinner and overnight at Mombasa Serena beach hotel, a truly unforgettable night experience.
Day 11: 06TH NOV 2012
Day in Mombasa at Leisure.
Optional activity: Visit to Wasini Island - below at USD 130 includes lunch, snorkeling equipment, drinks, transport
This is the day of your ultimate pleasure and adventure. In the early morning after breakfast, you will leave for the small fishing village of Shimoni. The village is amongst the oldest town with some historical remains, is not far from Tanzania border Lunga Lunga.
A Swahili sailing dhow , now motorized, carries you leisurely through an enchanting seascape of islets and reefs to the wonderful marine sites of Kisite. Time means nothing here as you float in the world of marine fantasy.
Kisite marine park, being one of the best parks in the world, is where you will do your snorkeling, the coral garden, inhabited by thousands of different types of fishes and sea creatures. You will be able to experience one of the lasting memories of these beautiful marine species, which will fascinate you to the end.
After the experience of the snorkeling at the marine park, you shall sail with the dhow along the islands of archipelago. During the sailing you will be able to see armies and schools of dolphin which inhabits along the islands, if weather permits. Furthermore being accompanied by professional captain will definitely make the trip more fascinating.
Lunch will be at Wasini Mpunguti Lodge, which serves fascinating seafood with other Swahili cultural dishes like Giant Island Crab served on wooden plate, coral sea weeds cooked in coconut milk and many more.
After lunch you will be taken for an island tour where you will see the coral gardens and culture of the island people. You need to take sun protection kits, sandals or tennis shoes and cover up dresses, sarong or kikoi for a visit to the Muslim village of Wasini. A boardwalk on the mangroves bridge extends from the end of the village out through the fossil coral garden in to the fabulous world of mangroves and sea birds nesting areas.
After this return to Mombasa Serena beach hotel for overnight.
Day 12: 07TH NOV 2012
After breakfast, relaxation followed by checkout. Proceed to to Nairobi by road with a picnic lunch at Mtito Andei. Transfer to JKIA depending on timings of your outbound flight.