01.01. - 31.12.2023
Day 1: NAIROBI / SAGANA
Pick up early morning at arrival from the airport in Nairobi for drive to Sagana. Sagana is a small commercial metropolis in Kirinyaga District, Central, Kenya. It is along the Nairobi-Nyeri dual carriageway, 100 kilometres north of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Its name comes from Kenya's 2nd longest river, Sagana River which is also called Thagana. The metropolis also inspired the rhumba song "Afro mtoto wa Sagana". It´s situated at the threshold of a big undeniable at the southern foot of Mt. Kenya. Soils had been formed on volcanic rocks from Mt. Kenya latest Pliocene to Pleistocene basalts, phonolites, and pyroclastics. In regions with unfastened drainage conditions on mild to steep slopes, lateritic and crimson to reddishbrown soils are present. Some regions with black cotton soils indicate that the soils have fashioned underneath restricted drainage situations, which might be the end result of low rainfall and the presence of stage to slight slopes. The metropolis and its environment has a developing hospitality industry alongside the riverline of the River Sagana with cottages, water sports and different tourist sights being mounted. Today you will be active with ziplining, kayaking or rafting. Meals and overnight at Getway Resort FB
Day 2: SAGANA / MERU NATIONAL PARK
Meru National Park. The morning drive takes you across the Central highlands and through local farmlands – if time allows enjoy impromptu stops for close viewing of pineapple farmlands, coffee plantations as well as rice farms on your way. The drive crosses the mighty Tana river as it snakes its way from the Aberdares to the Indian Ocean. Drive over the picturesque Nyabene hills with it’s winding roads and wonderful scenery before descending towards Maua town and to the lovely Ikweta Safari Camp. Enjoy lunch and a game drive. Brilliant on a magnificent scale, the Meru and Kora sister parks feature luxuriant jungle, coursing rivers, verdant swamp, khaki grasslands and gaunt termite cathedrals all under the sky’s great blue bowl. Little visited and utterly unspoilt, few places are comparable to the remote and rugged atmosphere found here. Visitors can see Grevy's zebras, elephants, Bohor reedbucks, hartebeests, pythons, puff adders, cobras, buffalos and more than 427 recorded species of birds. Dinner and overnight at Ikweta Safari Camp FB
Day 3: MERU NATIONAL PARK
Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast before heading out for a full day game drive with picnic lunch out in the park. Meru National Park features luxuriant vegetation and over 12 rivers crisscrossing the expanse of the park. This park is rarely visited and utterly unspoilt with its wonderful and rugged terrain adding to the intrinsic beauty of the park. Dinner and overnight Ikweta Safari Camp FB
Day 4: MERU / SAMBURU
You will continue today to the Samburu Game Reserve, home to a number of species north of the equator, in the land of the colorful Samburu, thecloserelativesoftheMaasai. It offers a unique view of rounded and rugged hills and undulating plains. The mix of wood and grassland with the forest and wetlands is home to a variety of animals and birds. Lunch is served at the lodge, and later in the afternoon, you go on an observatory until sunset. Overnight and dinner at Samburu Intrepids FB
Day 5: SAMBURU
Spend the day in the National Reserve with unforgettable impressions of game viewing. The relief Samburu's comes from the Ewaso Ng'iro River, which rises at the foothills of the Aberdares a few hundred kilometers to the west and disappears over Samburu in the recess of the Lorian swamp. The birdlife is very diverse with more than 380 recorded species and you can also see giraffes, Grevy's zebras, elephants, oryx, Somalis, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. The long-necked giraffe gazelle is a graceful antelope that has adapted to the savannah and covers its water needs solely through food intake. All meals and overnight at Samburu Intrepids FB
Day 6: NGARE NDARE
After breakfast you will drive with picknick lunch to Ngare Ndare Forest. The forest forest is a lush indigenous forest at the northern foothills of Mt. Kenya. Azure pools glisten at the bottom of waterfalls and 200 years old trees stretch into the canopy supporting a rich variety of bird and animal life. The forest is a vital corridor that links the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Northern Kenya to Mount Kenya forest reserve, and one which elephants have been using for centuries. The forest boasts of over two hundred species of birds, some being migratory. Rare spectacular birds like Hurtlabs turaco and the Narina trogon can be found here. We also have all the big five and other small animals like bushbucks, waterbucks warthogs and hyenas. It is a home to the most elusive monkey, the colobus monkey! A 450 m long bridge suspended 30 feet above the ground, longest in East Africa. Visitors walk to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the forest, which ends on a high platform where one can view elephants and other wild animals drinking water from the swamp below. For those with height phobia, this is the place to face your fears. Then you will take the hiking trail in the forest, ending at the waterfalls and azure pools. There are some areas that are quite steep, but manageable. You can rest and swim here. Return to Nanyuki. Dinner and overnight at Le Rustique FB.
Day 7: TWALA TENEBO
Twala-Tenebo is located in the semi-arid Laikipia plateau, near Mount Kenya in northern Kenya. There, a cooperative of over 200 women from six different Maasai groups coexist with the diverse wildlife and sustain themselves through aloe farming, beadwork, beekeeping and ecotourism— offering authentic Maasai cultural experiences and affordable eco-manyatta accommodations. Twala’ is a Maasai word for a bell. ‘Tenebo’ means come together. In 2007, the “bell rang” as a symbol of calling the Maasai women to action for their capacity enhancement. They joined hands and established a cultural center together. The centre works towards empowering women to work for themselves and preserve the rich cultural and historic heritage of the local Maasai people. The women of Twala are involved in agro-tourism as they plant Aloe secundiflora, which they do without using any chemical fertilizers so as to avoid soil and water pollution. They also keep bees for honey production. They use the aloe for production of natural beauty products and sell it to beauty firms. At Twala, all profits go directly to the community and are utilized for the benefit of poverty reduction and sustainable development. 10% of the income earned in the centre goes towards supporting girls’ education. The cultural centre also empowers women as they get to work and provide for themselves. Memorable baboon walks alongside troops to show that baboons and wildlife in general are a resource worth protecting; walks with the Maasai and their cattle to learn their authentic herding techniques; Landscape tours to learn about the medicinal plants and other importance of trees to the Maasai people. Learn how the people and their domestic animals as well as wildlife coexist in one environment in a sustainable manner. Dinner and overnight at Le Rustique FB.
Day 8: OL PEJETA
After breakfast, drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a beautiful private game reserve and home to rare species such as Beisa oryx, Rothschild's giraffe and black rhino. On the game drive, Africa shows you the whole range of African wildlife such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants and hippos. Visit the chimpanzees from the Jane Goodall Institute at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Other optional activities include bird walks, where you can observe several hundred species, horseback riding and camel riding (surcharge). All meals and overnight at Serena Sweetwaters FB
Day 9: OL PEJETA
From a working cattle ranch in colonial Kenya to a trailblazer of conservation innovation - the story of Ol Pejeta is as enchanting as it is inspirational. Today, Ol Pejeta is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. It has some of the highest predator densities in Kenya, and still manages a very successful livestock program. The conservation of the natural habitat, located in Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau, ensured the protection of existing rhino, elephant, and other wildlife populations in addition to captive chimpanzees living in a 300-acre sanctuary. Serena Sweetwaters FB
Day 10: OL PEJETA/DEPARTURE
After breakfast, drive through the park back to Nairobi and from there you will be escorted to the airport for your flight home.
Overnight stay and meals according to the itinerary.
Transport in a Land Cruiser with folding roof for sight and photography.
English speaking tour guide
Game drives and park fees according to the itinerary.
All taxes and duties.
mineral water during game drives.
All airport transfers.
24 hours stand by service for your questions.
Visa fees and travel insurance.
surcharges at Easter, Christmas and New Year.
Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.