North Eastern Safari

 Summary.

This is 8 days/07 night’s tour. This tour takes you to the Parks in the northern circuit of Kenya. The uniqueness with this tour is that you get to see Flora and fauna that is not on the southern of Kenya. Remember the equator crosses in Kenya and this gives you an opportunity to see something different. You will visit the Aberdares National Park, Meru National Park, Mt Kenya national park, Samburu National park and Nakuru National Park. The tour begins and ends in Nairobi. Come let us take this adventure together.

The tour begins and ends in Nairobi. Come adventure with us.

INCLUDED
Full board accommodation on safari
Transport based on a Safari vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driverComplimentary safari hat each per personPark entrance fees
Service of an English speaking driver guide

Game drives as per the Itinerary

 

One bottle of mineral water per person per day

 

Government taxes Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
International & Domestic flights
International & Domestic flights
Balloon Safari which can be arranged at a cost of US$ 410 per person subject to confirmation at the time of booking. (Price variation on the balloon safari depends on your lodge choice and the balloon carrier that operates in the lodge location)

 

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Day 1 Nairobi / Aberdare National Park

After your breakfast at 0800 hrs. Our tour driver will pick you and you embark on your trip to the Abardare National Park. Your trip will be through the industrial town of Thika and the intensely cultivated farms of the central Kenya, through lush tea and coffee estates to the base hotels. Lunch will be served at the base Hotels. After lunch you will be transferred to the tree hotel.
The tree hotels are nestled in the foothills between Aberdare and Mount Kenya National Park, the tree hotels are famous for high perches and balconies, overlooking a salt lick and waterhole. Boasting a remarkable record of wildlife sightings from their floodlit waterhole’s and salt licks, here we will enjoy the finest in high-altitude game viewing.

The Aberdare National Park is most famous as the place with significant memories in world history. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II learnt of her accession to the British throne while she was a guest at Treetops lodge following the death of her father, King George II. Since then this lodge has been popular with tourists on safari to Kenya. It is one of Kenya’s most unspoiled forest parks. It is also unique because of the tree hotels designed for guests to observe wildlife coming to the waterhole (or salt lick). Wildlife viewing from this elevated position is a remarkably rewarding way to see animals otherwise difficult to spot in the dense vegetation. Aberdare is best appreciated for its tangle of pristine forest and its inhabitants, not so much for the usual safari

Enjoy your afternoon in the tree hotel as you watch animals as they come to the waterhole to drink and to lick salt at the salt lick.

 Dinner and overnight at the Tree Hotel.

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Day 2: Aberdare National Park to Meru National Park

This day you will take early breakfast and depart the tree hotel as you do a game drive en route.  Now Seat back for a 6 hours’ drive as you enjoy the beautiful scenery as the closed vehicle wends its way through verdant agricultural land on the foothills of Mount Kenya.

You are expected to arrive  in time for a sumptuous buffet lunch, take  time for a siesta then later  an afternoon game drive to show you the very best of Meru National Park.

The Meru National Park was made famous through the book and film Born Free based on George and Joy Adamson’s work releasing hand raised Lions back into the wild.  Straddling the equator, Meru park is bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain fed streams, making it a green paradise compared to the dry savannah of Kenya’s other parks. It boasts diverse scenery from woodlands to wide open plains, meandering riverbanks, a landscape dotted by kopjes and rich volcanic soil deposits.

 Game viewing in Meru encompasses large herds of elephant, buffalo, gerenuk, lesser and greater kudu. Magnificent lions, leopard, black and white rhinos.  With so many rivers here you need to bring your fishing rod, there are plenty of catfish, tilapia and barbell to catch. Or if you are feeling more energetic you can go on a guided walk to the top of Mughwango Hill, where you can enjoy uninterrupted 360 degree views, with Mount Kenya in the west to the vast Meru plains in the east.

Part of the reserve has been fenced off to create a sanctuary for 40 White Rhino and 20 Black Rhino, making this one of the best places in Kenya to see these endangered animals.

What you can do while at the park: Views of Mount Kenya, Visit the grave of Elsa the Lion, a visit to the Rhino Sanctuary to See Black and White Rhino, visit the former home of Joy & George Adamson and Elsa the lioness, watch Rivers and riverine habitats and Adamson Falls

You are expected back to the lodge in good time for dinner then have the rest of the evening at leisure.

Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge.

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Day 3: Meru National Park

After Breakfast you will take a morning game drive around the park. You will then be back to the lodge and have the rest of the day at leisure as you enjoy the scenery and the facility offered by the lodge.

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

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Day 4:Meru National Park – Samburu National Park.

You will take an early morning game drive and later on be back to the lodge for a late breakfast. You will then embark on a journey further north to the Samburu Game Reserve, where an afternoon safari will reveal the elephants and unique northern species such as reticulated giraffe, oryx, grevys zebra and the long-necked gerenuk.

Samburu National Park is located on the beautiful Ewaso Ng’iro River and known for its large elephant populations. The muddy waters of the river are home to numerous hippos and crocodiles and birds flit about the riverine forest. Away from the river, plains are home to Kenya’s rarer northern species including the gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra as well as big game including buffalo, lion, leopard and more.

You are expected back to the lodge for dinner and enjoy the evening entertainment from local traditional dancers.

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Day 5: Samburu Game Reserve

On morning and afternoon game drives, see more of Samburu’s typical species, including the Somali ostrich, guinea fowl and, hopefully, the elusive leopard. Overnight at Samburu sopa Lodge

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Day 6: Samburu / Lake Nakuru

Drive from Samburu to lake Nakuru with a stop over at Thomson Falls Lodge for lunch. View famous Thomson falls and drive on to Nakuru. Have an afternoon game drive in lake Nakuru National Park, home of the famous flamingoes. Arrive at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

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Day 7: Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara

Take a morning road trip to the land of the Maasai, a cattle-herding people still proudly traditional in their daily lives, and continue to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, home to Kenya’s richest concentration of wildlife. Have lunch at the Mara sopa tented camp. In the afternoon have a game drive and get back to the Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.

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Day 8: : Masai Mara / Nairobi / Home

Drive back to Nairobi in time for lunch at the carnivore restaurant Nairobi and have a city tour in the afternoon. Leave for Airport on time for an evening flight home.