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5 day Central Kenya Fly-in Safari

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This 5 day Safari combines mostly flights with a brief road trip to visit two of the more interesting locations in the North & Central part of Kenya - the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a real success story for wildlife conservation in Africa, and the Samburu Reserve, in the semi-arid mid North of Kenya. A superb, short trip for the Safari connoisseur.



Highlights


- Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy (2 nts) and Samburu Game Reserve ( 2 nts):
- See the magnificent wildlife with the chance of seeing not just the ‘Big 5’, but the ‘Big 9’ .
- Spectacular Scenery - see the snow capped Mount Kenya, the lush central highlands of Kenya, contrasted against the rugged semi-arid landscapes of Samburu Reserve. Excellent chance of seeing the snow capped Mt Kenya.
- Embark on 07 Safari game drives provided in 4x4 Safari Vehicles with expert Driver-Guides.
- All Ground transfers are included, such as airport transfers in Nairobi, Nanyuki & Samburu
- Optional of adding activities such as visiting a traditional Maasai Village or booking a Hot Air Balloon flight [ optional activities are at additional cost].

itinerary


Day 1

We will collect you from your hotel or the International airport and transfer you to the domestic , Wilson airport for your 09.15am flight [ subject to schedule changes]. You will be brought to the airport at least 1 hour prior to the flight. Board your flight to Nanyuki Airstrip, a small town near Mount Kenya and close to Ol Pejeta Sanctuary – flying time approx 45 mins -1 hour:

Upon arrival you will be received and transferred from the airstrip to you’re the nearby Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp by the Camp’s Driver guide, in a 4x4 safari vehicle.

The camp is an acclaimed, luxury property which offers beautiful views of the conservancy and features a nearby watering hole for wildlife.

Check into your luxury tents and enjoy some leisure time before a delicious buffet lunch in the camp’s restaurant. In case you want to enjoy a brief siesta, now is the time ! Mid afternoon , approx 3.30pm, you embark on a two to three hour Safari Game drive during which you explore the surrounding parts of the famous Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which at at the forefront of wildlife conservation in East Africa. The conservancy has seen much success and is a great place to spot everything from the Big Cats to Rhino, Elephant and much more. However Ol Pejeta is famous for being one of the few places in East Africa to have a Chimpanzee Sanctuary – in fact we rate it as the best place in Kenya to see the delightful and cheeky chimps in their natural habitat.

Return to the camp by evening [ typically 6pm] in time for dinner.

Overnight stay at Sweetwaters Tented Camp:

Day 2

Today you have an early rise for your estimated 6.15am Safari gamedrive during which you will see more of the conservancy’s diverse wildlife. Early morning, and late afternoon are considered the best times to spot animals at their most active.

Return to the Camp for a relaxed breakfast – rest of the morning at leisure. The camp overlooks a watering hole where animals frequently visit, and also offers a variety of add-on activities, such as nature walks { optional activities are a extra cost}.

After the sumptuous lunch, take a late afternoon safari game drive before returning to the Lodge by evening [ typically 6pm] in time for a relaxed evening which may be enlivened by entertainment provided by the lodge, followed by dinner.

Overnight stay at Sweetwaters Tented Camp:

Day 3

After a morning game drive and a relaxed breakfast, you now head further north to Samburu by road [ driving time approx 3 hours]: Stop briefly at places of interest to stretch your legs or to take photos of the interesting scenery. Upon arrival check in to Samburu Game Lodge:

Samburu Game Lodge is one of the long established lodges here, with an enviable location, right besides the Ewaso Ngiro River.

After a buffet lunch at the lodge and some time at rest, embark on a mid afternoon [ estimate 3.30pm] safari game drive in the Samburu Reserve. Samburu is what you might call a ruggedly beautiful reserve, set in semi-arid but colorful landscapes, complete with ever green shrubs, trees and often bright blue skies.

You will likely spot a variety of game during your drive. Return to the lodge by dusk, typically 6 to 6.30pm: Freshen up and proceed to a sumptuous dinner:

Overnight Samburu Game Lodge.

Day 4

Today you have an early rise for your estimated 6.15am Safari game drive during which you will see more of the Samburu’s wildlife. [ This game drive timing is flexible and you may chose to move the timing to mid morning]. Early morning, and late afternoon are considered the best times to spot animals at their most active.

Return to the Lodge for a relaxed breakfast – rest of the morning at leisure. The lodge has a swimming pool and also offers a variety of add-on activities, such as nature walks { optional activities are a extra cost}.

After the sumptuous lunch, take a late afternoon safari game drive before returning to the Lodge by evening [ typically 6pm] in time for a relaxed evening which may be enlivened by entertainment provided by the lodge, followed by dinner.

Overnight Samburu Game Lodge.

Day 5

Your final day on Safari – you may take it ‘easy’ today and enjoy a lie in, without a game drive, and head for a lazy breakfast, followed by check out. Our Driver-guide will then drop you off at the nearby airstrip for your 11am [ estimated] flight to Nairobi, arriving at Wilson airport approx 12.15pm:

Upon arrival in Nairobi, we’ll have our Driver-guide waiting for you at the Wilson Airport for onward transfer to your hotel or to the International airport.



Notes:


Gamedrives:

At Ol Pejeta Sanctuary, these will be non-exclusive, meaning other guests from the lodge may also be in the Safari vehicle during the gamedrive. At Samburu Reserve, the gamedrives will be Private and Exclusive, as you will have our Safari Tour Van at your disposal – same vehicle in which you will be transferred by road from Ol Pejeta to Samburu Reserve:
There is a strict Baggage Limit of 15 kgs per person on all domestic flights in this itinerary: [ Nairobi – Nanyuki & Samburu – Nairobi]:



Accomodation during the Safari


Day 1 : Sweetwaters Tented camp

Day 2 : Sweetwaters Tented camp

Day 3 : Samburu Game Lodge

Day 4 : Samburu Game Lodge



photos


wildlife at sweetwaters
serena sweetwaters camp
lion kill
samburu game lodge rooms

price & dates


Travel Dates Per Person Sharing (US $)
03 Jan - 31 Mar 2018 2200
01 Apr - 31 May 2018 1975
1 Jun - 30 Jun 2018 2150
01 July - 31 Oct 2017 2400
01 Nov - 15 Dec 2017 2100



Tour Price Includes:
- Accommodation as specified in the itinerary on Full board basis* (Meals Included)
- Domestic One Way Flight Nairobi - Nanyuki & Samburu to Nairobi, including taxes.
- ALL Park Entry Fees for yourselves, Vehicles and Driver-Guides.
- 04 Safari Game drives in Ol Pejeta Sanctuary provided by the Camp Lodge in their 4x4 Vehicles.
- 04 Safari Private Game drives in Samburu Reserve in a Safari Tour Microbus.
- Services of Professional English speaking Driver-guides during the gamedrives.
- 02 Transfers in Nairobi ex-Wilson airport.
- 24 hour Back Up support if required.
* Full Board basis includes 3 meals per full day starting with Lunch , ending with Breakfast.


Tour Price Excludes:
- International flight tickets and visa costs.
- Tips, drinks, laundry, calls, and all such costs of a personal nature.
- Credit Card Surcharge of 4% or Bank Transfer Fees of USD 30.

NOTE: Flight Baggage Limit is 15 kgs per person.

To Enquire about this Safari, tell us How many you are [ Adults / Children], required Room Plan, and your Dates of Travel - we shall reply promptly, usually before 12 hours: In case of Children please state the age at the time of Travel: