This extended tour will take you to Ol pejeta – A home to the big 5, which includes the endangered black and white rhino, buffalo, lion, elephant, and leopard as well as a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees, located within the proximity of Mt Kenya national Park.
Afterwards to Samburu game reserve – a spectacular safari destination- known for its rugged vegetation in a desert. It offers both wildlife and birding adventures.
Thereafter to Lake Nakuru National Park – nicknamed the ‘Birds Paradise’ – from the flocks of flamingos to pelicans and others, there are more than enough species to keep even the most dedicated twitcher pleased.
Before heading down the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara Game Reserve – a home to the lions of ‘Big Cat Diary’, temporary residence of the ‘Great Migration’- nicknamed the 8th wonders of the World.
With sprawling savannahs, rolling hills, dramatic river crossings and to ice-sugar it well… uncountable wildlife and pure adventure, than any movie could ever portray.
And lastly, this tour will take you to Amboseli National Park – Known for its large herd of over 900 free-ranging Elephants. The elephant population in here includes 58 families and close to 300 independent adult males. It is the best place for viewing and filming Elephants and it was a home of “Echo” the most researched elephant in the world, which is athe subject of many books – like Echo of the elephants, Elephant memories, and Portraits in the wild all by Cynthia Moss an American researcher.
And ends in Tsavo west National Park – A visit here will take you to the spectacular Mzima Springs; an impressive sight of a million gallons of crystal clear water gushing out of the under parched lava rocks forming the most welcoming and amazing scenes from Africa’s rolling jungle. Painted on emerald hills, a sprawling canvas of endless skies, liquid lava flows, palm fringed rivers, teeming wildlife and sparkling oasis set against the impressive backdrop of mile upon mile of cloud shadowed African savannah
Day 1: Drive from Nairobi to Ol pajeta sanctuary.
This is a 360 km2 not-for-profit wildlife conservancy. It is situated on the equator west of Nanyuki, between the foothills of Mt. Kenya and Aberdares. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes, and generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development.
Feed the chimpanzees at 3pm. Proceed for a light game drive till 6:3opm. Full board at Sweetwaters tented camp.
Day 2: After an early breakfast, proceed for a morning game drive enroute to nanyuki town. After collecting the necessary provisions, we drive to Sirimon park gate where we will begin our Mt Kenya adventure. We will hike for 3hours to Old Moses camp where we will spend our night in tents.
Day 3: We wake up at 6:30am foe our breakfast. We hike for 14km to Shiptons camp with lunch en-route. We camp in front of these majestic peaks with the views of the remaining glaciers shinning on your eyes.
Day 4: We wake up at 2:00am. After some tea and snacks, we attempt Pt. Lenana (4985m) for the African sunrise. We will descend to Mackinder’s Camp (4300m) for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: After breakfast, we will go down through the moorland filled with peculiar plans to Met Station (3048m) for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Descend to Naro Moru Park Gate. We proceed to Samburu Game Reserve. Full board at Samburu Sopa Lodge.
Day 7: Full day at Samburu Game Reserve in search of the Big Five. Full board at Samburu Sopa lodge
Day 8: After breakfast, we head for a morning game drive en route to Lake Nakuru Lodge. Full board in the lodge.
Day 9: Early breakfast followed by a morning game drive in this Christianized Pink- Lake because of the millions of flamingos found here.. Proceed to Masai Mara game reserve. Stay in our permanent campsite.
Day 10: We wake up for the breakfast and afterwards embark on a full day game drive in Maasai Mara. Depending on the season of travel, the wildlife population found here is unbelievable. Return to the camp for the night.
Day 11: After and early breakfast, we tighten our safety belts for the long drive to Amboseli National park on the foot of Kilimanjaro. We stay at Amboseli Sopa lodge.
Day 12: An early breakfast will allow us to go for a full day game drive in Amboseli in search of the big 5. We return to the lodge for the overnight stay.
Day 13: Today we drive to Tsavo West National Park. We explore the Mzima Springs and Shetani caves on foot. We later go for a game drive en-route to KWS bandas where we will spend our last night.
Day 14: With a sunrise breakfast in this amazing park, we drive to Diani beach / Nairobi where the tour ends
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