Visit one of the two areas where conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best-selling book and award winning movie Born Free, the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting Oryx calves.
Upon arrival at the airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a Beyond Safari Consultants professional driver guide and after a pre safari briefing; you will be transferred to your city hotel for you to relax for the night before your safari. Overnight is at the Boma Hotel or similar – Bed Breakfast.
After breakfast, you will start your safari and drive to the North of Kenya as you transverse through the rich agricultural highlands of Kenya. As you drive through these green agricultural lands, the highest mountain in Kenya Mt. Kenya stands majestically at the background. The terrain and topography changes as you cross the equator and enter the northern hemisphere and arid conditions spread on these lands. You will arrive at the game reserve and proceed on a short gamedrive en route to the lodge and arrive for lunch. Early afternoon will be at leisure followed by a gamedrive till dusk. Dinner and overnight is at Samburu Sopa Lodge or Similar – Full Board.
Samburu Game Reserve is well known for the ’’ special 5 ‘’of the North and is located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river in Kenya; In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ng’iro flows through doum palm groves and thick riverine forests and provides water without which the game in the reserve could not survive in the arid country. The Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best-selling book and award winning movie Born Free. The Reserve is also the home of Kamunyak, a lioness famous for adopting Oryx calves. There is a wide variety of animal and bird life seen in this Reserve. Several species are considered unique to the region, including its unique dry-country animal life. You will have gamedrives and overnight in this park.
This day will be spent in the reserve with options of both doing early morning and evening gamedrives or half day gamedrive or full day gamedrive with packed lunch. You can also participate in optional activities such as the Maasai Village Visit (EXTRA COST). All meals and overnight is at Samburu Sopa Lodge or Similar – Full Board.
As you transverse through the dry semi-arid conditions of the Northern Sahara to the rich agricultural highlands of Kenya you will arrive at the base of the most magnificent pistachio ever – The Mt. Kenya – and proceed to Mt. Kenya National Park. You will arrive in time for Lunch and thereafter you will have a relaxed afternoon at the Lodge’s patio or participate on a bush, nature and ornithology walk (EXTRA COST). Dinner and overnight is at the Serena Mountain Lodge – Full Board.
Mount Kenya National Park is located to the east of the Great Rift Valley and it is an important water tower in the country. It provides water for about 50% of the country’s population and produces 70% of Kenya’s hydroelectric power.
UNESCO inscribed Mount Kenya as a World Heritage Site and was described as one of the most impressive landscapes in Eastern Africa with its rugged glacier-clad summits, Afro-alpine moorlands and diverse forests that illustrate outstanding ecological processes. pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of great beauty, geological variety, forest, mineral springs, rare and endangered species of animals, High altitude adapted plains game, Unique montane and alpine vegetation with 11 species of endemic plants, various species of wildlife including the endangered Bongo Antelope and also home to a numerous species of birds. Various activities are offered in the park like Nature walks, horse riding and also a climb of Mt. Kenya can also be arranged. .
After breakfast you will depart for the town that lies at the equator – Nanyuki, you will arrive in time for a demonstration of the equator experience followed by check in and lunch at your hotel. After lunch have a gamedrive in the Ol Pajeta Conservancy that includes a visit to the chimpanzee sanctuary. At dusk you will return back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight at the Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp – Full Board.
The Ol Pajeta Conservancy is a 90,000-acre (360 km2) not-for-profit wildlife conservancy in the Laikipia district of central Kenya. It is situated on the equator west of Nanyuki, between the foothills of the Aberdare’s and Mount Kenya. The Ol Pajeta Conservancy works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development.
The Conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and also houses The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary which provides a haven for orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimpanzees. It is the only place in Kenya where these great apes can be seen. The Conservancy is host to the ‘big five’ among a large selection of other African animals, which makes it a popular safari destination. It also operates a successful livestock program, which serves to benefit local pastoralists and wildlife.
Through the conservancy’s community development programme, Ol Pajeta provides funding to surrounding communities to aid health, education, and water and infrastructure projects. They also support the provision of agriculture and livestock extension services and the development of community-based conservation tourism ventures. Because of their holistic approach, Ol Pajeta is largely seen as a role model for conservation.
After breakfast, you will depart south from the central highland to the floor of the rift valley; this is as evident as the drives are at the walls of the rift offering stunning views of the floor of the rift. After reaching the floor of the rift valley, the eco system changes from the dense forest canopies and you start to experience woodland and bushy grasslands that are yellow toned following the Yellow Barked Acacia that grow well here. Soon the pink colored lake appears getting its color from the thousands upon thousands of Flamingoes on the lake. Lunch will be served followed by gamedrive and enjoy the night in this park. Dinner and overnight at the flamingo Hills tented Camp – Full board.
After breakfast you will depart to Maasai Mara through the Great Rift Valley, you will pass through the vast plains of the savannah of Africa as you enter the spotted plains of the Maasai. You will have few brief stops on the way and later drive into the reserve. You will arrive in time for lunch followed by an early afternoon of leisure. Later you will depart for an evening gamedrive till dusk and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Basecamp Maasai Mara – Full Board.
This day will be spent in the reserve with options of both doing early morning and evening gamedrives or half day gamedrive or full day gamedrive with packed lunch. You can also participate in optional activities such as the Maasai Village Visit (EXTRA COST) or do the ever amazing Balloon Safari (EXTRA COST). All meals and overnight is at Basecamp Maasai Mara – Full Board.
Depart for an early morning gamedrive and return to the lodge for breakfast. Thereafter depart for Nairobi and arrive late in the afternoon for drop off at the airport in time for your flight back home.
|Season||Period||02 Pax||03 Pax||04 Pax||05 Pax||06 Pax||SRS|
|High||03.01.2015 – 31.03.2015||3,435||3,025||2,810||2,690||2,605||525|
|Low||01.06.2015 – 30.06.2015||3,255||2,850||2,635||2,510||2,430||370|
|Peak||01.07.2015 – 31.10.2015||3,555||3,150||2,930||2,810||2,730||565|
|Shoulder||01.11.2015 – 15.12.2015||3,265||2,865||2,645||2,520||2,445||415|
|Festive||13.12.2015 – 02.01.2016||3,555||3,150||2,930||2,810||2,730||565|
***Kindly Note Prices are quoted in UNITED STATES DOLLARS (USD)
Compulsory Additional Festive Season Supplements
Easter Supplement: Applicable on the nights of 03.04.2015 – 06.04.2015 USD 45 per person per night applicable
Christmas Supplement: Applicable on the night of 24th, 25th, 26th, 31.12.2015 and 01.01.2016.