7 Days Nairobi/Nanyuki/Samburu/Mount Kenya
DAY 1: ARRIVAL NAIROBI (BB)
Upon arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International airport, you are met and transferred to the Nairobi Serena for an overnight stay. Check in at your room followed by safari briefing and overnight in Nairobi. Accommodation: NAIROBI SERENA -BB
DAY 2: NAIROBI- NANYUKI (SWEETWATERS) -165 KM, 1 ¼ HRS -L, B
Breakfast at the Nairobi Serena Hotel. 0900 hrs, depart by road, heading North through lush agricultural farmlands and homesteads and passing the Equator to Nanyuki’s Sweetwater’s Luxury Tented camp. Lunch at the Camp followed by afternoon game viewing drives in the Sanctuary. Dinner and overnight at the SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP
DAY 3: SWEETWATERS. -B, L, D
Breakfast at the Sweet Waters tented Camp. Morning and afternoon game viewing drives in the Sanctuary. One of the four private game reserves in Kenya, Sweetwaters excels in the provision of privileged seclusion and private game viewing. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP.
A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of its own private reserve, Sweetwaters Tented Camp is in a class of its own. Abounding with wildlife, unfettered by the more rigorous strictures of the Kenyan National Parks and designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury, it has long been the preferred retreat of wilderness and safari lovers alike.
One of only four private game reserves in Kenya, Sweetwaters excels in the provision of privileged seclusion and private game viewing. Thanks to its private status it also allows such unforgettable pleasures as night game drives, guided bush walks and both horse or camel riding across its game-teaming plains.
DAY 4: SWEETWATERS-SAMBURU. 155 KM, 1 HR - B, L, D
Breakfast at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp, followed by a farewell drive further north to Samburu game reserve. Game drive en route to your lodge. Check in at Samburu Serena lodge, followed by an early lunch. It’s a siesta before an introductory afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Accommodation: SAMBURU SERENA LODGE.
Situated on the fertile banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, in the centre of the Samburu Game Reserve in Kenya's rugged, semi-arid Northern Province, Samburu Serena Safari Lodge echoes the robust rhythms of riverfront life. This beautiful and serene lodge was inspired by the architecture of the indigenous Samburu tribe and blends into the verdant environment by making full use of native materials. Thatched cabins built using exotic African woods create an escapist atmosphere. The lodge has a spacious swimming pool for cooling down in the heat of the day and a special game-viewing verandah.
DAY 5: SAMBURU GAME RESERVE. – B, L, D
Breakfast at the lodge. Today, you have a full day to explore this ruggedly beautiful nature reserve. A morning and afternoon game drive in the reserve should reveal the unique wildlife found only in this northern frontier reserve. Return to the lodge later in the evening 1830hrs for dinner and overnight stay. Accommodation: SAMBURU SERENA Lodge
Samburu and Shaba National Reserves are hot and dry, a classic example of arid habitat - a semi desert region of scattered scrub vegetation traversed by rivers, which are often little more than a wide sand bed. Only the Ewaso Nyiro River provides a year round source of water and it is here that the game eventually gathers into concentrations that make good game viewing. Elephants are the main attraction and there are buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah as well as reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, Oryx and other species of arid habitats
DAY 6: SAMBURU-MT. LODGE. 215 KM, 3 HRS - B,L,D
Breakfast at the Samburu Serena. We game drive as we exit Samburu Reserve further south to reach Serena Mountain Lodge in time for lunch. The balance of the day is spent at leisure, after days of thrilling game viewing drives. Here, you view game as they come to quench their thirst from the lodge’s water hole, from a specially constructed bunker. Overnight at SERENA MOUNTAIN LODGE.
Located at 2,194 meters on the slopes of Mount Kenya, Serena Mountain Lodge is surrounded by a dense rainforest that comes alive at dusk with a myriad of sounds that make the African bush so special and exhilarating. Considered the most spectacular forest waterhole in the Aberdares, the lodge’s waterhole presents a constant ballet of wildlife.
This stunning area is towered over by the rocky peaks of Mount Kenya and prides itself in having one of the most consistently high records of big game ‘visits’ and sightings. Elephant, buffalo, rhino and waterbuck are regular sights on the evening and day game drives.
At any other time of the day you can spot game in the specially-constructed viewing bunker that is connected to the lodge by a short tunnel. Here you will get spectacularly close to the animals that feed at the waterhole. A spacious verandah also overlooks the waterhole where there is never a dull moment.
Arrangements can be made for forest walks that are a unique experience with their on-foot sightings of game and bird life. These walks can even be prolonged to the top of Mount Kenya for the very daring and sporty.
DAY 7: MT. LODGE-NAIROBI - 165 KM, 2 ¼ hrs - B
Breakfast at the lodge followed by departure drive to Nairobi. Arrive Nairobi in the early afternoon. The balance of the day is at your disposal. You can do your final shopping or just a city walk. Later in the day, you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Please note that day room/ lunch is not included today!
BB –Bed & Breakfast, B, L, D – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Safari Cost includes:
-return airport transfers in Nairobi
-01 night accommodation in Nairobi (BB)
-Ground transport in a custom safari van while on safari
-All park and reserve entry fees
-Accommodation with meals as specified while on safari
-Game drives as per itinerary
-Services of an English speaking driver guide
-Complementary 500 ml bottled mineral water for the safari
-Emergency evacuation cover
-Authentic branded safari hat
International flights, visa fees, travel insurance and all items of personal nature
Tips to guides, porters and loaders
Any deviations from or anything not mentioned in the itinerary
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