8 Day Kenya Discovery Safari

8 Day Kenya Discovery Safari

This safari takes you throgh Amboseli National Park where you have a chance to see the “big five”, it also takes you through the nature trails of Ololua forest in Nairobi and then to Aberdare National Park in the highlands which has a diverse topography that includes icy rivers, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests.

  • Day 1: Arrival- Ol Donyo Orok-Amboseli National Park

    Upon reaching Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or at your pick up point, you will be met by your driver guide and our office representative who will give you a tour briefing. After that you will depart for Namanga for a trek at Ol Donyo Orok also known as Namanga Hills. You will have your lunch in Namanga then later depart for Amboseli to your overnight lodge or camp to relax and have a sumptuous meal.

    Ol Donyo Orok: the forest is a water catchment area for Namanga town where it is located. You will follow one of the trails up the hill which starts off near the entrance to Namanga River Lodge and go past an old bridge and an abandoned school before getting to a path running parallel to water pipes supplying the town with water from mountain streams. The more you go higher the Mountain, the more the vegetation gets thicker along Namanga River. You will encounter rocks that have been shaped due to water erosion over the years and caves which have carved into the river. At some places higher up, the trail opens up into clearings from where one can have spectacular views of the town below, the distant Mt Longido and Mt Kilimanjaro. Wild game that one can occasionally see in this area is Buffalos, Monkeys, Dik diks and Antelopes. It takes approximately 4-6 hours to do a round trip and it is advisable to be accompanied by a local Maasai guide.

    Amboseli National Park: is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to elephants among other wildlife species. The park offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro and has an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro ice cap, which funnel into two clear water springs in the heart of the park. It features wildlife such as the African elephant, Cape buffalo, Impala, and Giraffe, lion, hyena, zebra and wildebeests among other African animals. There is also a variety of birds, both large and small.

    Meals and overnight: Lodge or Tented Camp (FB)

    Day 2: Amboseli Safari

    You will have an entire day to explore the Park. You will have an early morning game drive at 0630 hours then return to your accommodation for breakfast. After having your lunch, you will have some leisure time till 1600 hours when you go for your afternoon game drive. You will return to your accommodation in the evening.

    Meals and overnight: Lodge or Tented Camp (FB)

    Day 3: Amboseli-Oloolua Nature Trail

    After having your breakfast, you will depart for Nairobi with picnic lunch boxes in Karen Area to Oloolua Nature Trail. You will have a walk on the forest and get to explore the wonders of nature. You will have your picnic lunch and some leisure time enjoying the fresh air and breeze. Later you will be driven to a city hotel for overnight. Dinner will be on own arrangement.

    Oloolua Nature Trail: it meanders through thick forest vegetation and in some places follows the course of the Mbagathi River that cuts through the forest. As you go further the trail near the river you will come across a cave which is home to a colony of bats and one can explore the inside of the cave. As you continue down the trail you will pass through a swamp and then the trail climbs up out of the river valley. There is also the presence of a waterfall which is near the forest entrance and enroute to the waterfall is a wooden tower that was constructed some years back by scientists to study the behavior of Crowned Eagles in its habitat. However the birds are no longer leaving in this area. The place provides a good picnic site with benches, trash bins and drop toilets and there is a secure campsite which has tap water, firewood for bonfire and drop toilets for those wishing to camp for the night.

    Overnight: City hotel (BB)

    Day 4: Nairobi-Aberdare National Park

    After having your breakfast, you will drive to Aberdare National Reserve. You will be met by your guide who will take you for a hike at Karuru Falls, the highest water fall in Kenya. Later on you will be taken back to the gate by the guide and transferred to your accommodation for lunch, dinner and overnight.

    Karuru Falls: It is located inside Aberdare National Park. It is a special waterfall as it is has been recorded to be the highest waterfall in Kenya. Unlike other falls which descend directly downwards, this particular fall drops in three steps. The first step is approximately 117 meters, the second step approximately 26 meters and the third step approximately 130 meters making a total of 273 meters. On both sides of the fall are leafy tall trees which are towering the sky so as to get as much light as possible. One is likely to encounter wildlife such as Bushbuck or Reedbuck while exploring this area. Also there are a number of bird species found in this area such as Aberdare cisticola, Abbot Starling, the African Green Ibis and the Jackson’s widow bird.

    Aberdare National Park: has a diverse topography that includes icy rivers, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests. The flora and fauna is quite unique and is not found elsewhere in the country and you are likely to see the elusive Leopard among other animals like the, Elephants, Serval Cat, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Dik dik, Rhino and the rare Bongo. Birdlife is also plentiful.

    Meals and overnight: Lodge (FB)

    Day 5: Aberdare-Samburu National Reserve

    You will depart for Samburu after breakfast. You will have your lunch and some leisure time. Later at 1600hrs, you will have an evening game drive along the Ewaso Nyiro River until sunset.

    The Samburu National Reserve is arid and largely semi-desert, but has a large concentration of game including some species not found elsewhere; such as the Oryx, Gerenuk, Reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s Zebra. Other Game includes Ostriches, Elephants and Leopards who are lured into the lodges with bait, so the tourists can get a glimpse.

    Meals and overnight:  Lodge or Tented Camp (FB)

    Day 6 and 7: Samburu Safari

    You will have two full days to explore what Samburu National Reserve has to offer. You will have a morning game drive at 0630hrs and an afternoon game drive at 1600hrs with leisure time in between the game drives and all meals at the Lodge. Alternatively, you could have after breakfast an entire day game drive at the Reserve with picnic lunch returning in the evening to your overnight accommodation.

    Meals and overnight:  Lodge or Tented Camp (FB)

    Day 8: Departure

    After having your breakfast, you will return back to Nairobi arriving during lunch hour (lunch on own arrangement. Then your driver guide will drive you to the airport in good time for your onward flight or transfer to your drop off point.

    • Cost includes
    •   Full board accommodation while on safari.
    • Bed and Breakfast in Nairobi.
    • Picnic Lunch in Oloolua Nature Trail.
    • Bananas for the hikes.
    • Glucose for the hikes.
    • All Park entrance fees
    • Oloolua Nature Trail entrance fee
    • Game drives as stated in the itinerary
    • A professional English speaking driver guide
    • Exclusive use of a 4×4 safari Van / Land cruiser with a pop up roof.
    • 01-litre bottle of mineral water per person per day.
    • 24hrs emergency evacuation services.

     

    Cost Excludes:

    • Travel insurance.
    • Tips and gratuities.
    • International flights.
    • Drinks and beverages.
    • Any item of personal use.
    • Other items not specified under inclusions above.

    FB-Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

    BB-Bed and Breakfast


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