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Samburu National reserve is home to some of the rarest animals species in Kenya. Encounter the beautiful gravy zebras, gerunuk antelopes, Masai ostriches and herds of elephants. Olpejeta conservancy has many species also that are on the verge of extinction.
The northern frontier also has a wonderful landscape ranging from mountains like the holy mountain of the samburu also known as Mt Olololokwe, the sandy rivers of Ewaso ngiro e.t.c.
The samburu people have a very rich culture and the are a very welcoming people by nature.
This trip will cover 2 amazing conservancies in Kenya. One of them being Samburu where you get to experience the culture diversity of the Samburu people as you enjoy nature and the perfect wild experiences of the reserve. Ol Pejeta is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, and home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. 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 programme.
Tour Highlights: Olpejeta wildlife sanctuary Snow peaked Mount Kenya (weather permitting) Samburu game reserve Coffee, tea, sisal, pineapple and subsistence farmlands. Distinct climatic zones of Kenya on way to Samburu game reserve
Tour Price Include:
Nairobi airport hotel pick up/ drop off transfers:
Transport in a customized pop up top safari mini-van.
Services of a experienced English/ other language speaking driver/ guide.
Stay in economy,standard or luxury lodge/ tented camps
Game viewing drives
Park entrance fees.
All meals on safari.
Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle.
Pick up /drop off at Nairobi airport,Nairobi airport or residence
Government taxes and local levies
Day 1NAIROBI – Samburu
Nairobi to Samburu
Depart from Nairobi after breakfast, pick up will be at your hotel/airport. Drive towards the Mount Kenya region and have lunch at Nanyuki at the trout tree restaurant. This a restaurant where you will enjoy the best trout Kenya has to offer on a tree top restaurant. Drive past the equator while enjoying the majestic views Mt Kenya. From Nanyuki drive to Samburu for the night.
Day 2Samburu Game Reserve
After Breakfast you will have the whole day to enjoy the abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Gravy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special). The reserve is also popular with a minimum elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adapted the baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve). Bird life is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel, Taita Falcon is a species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve. Five species categorized as vulnerable have recorded in the reserve. These are African Darter, Great Egret, White headed Vulture, Martial Eagle and the Yellow billed Ox pecker. Critically endangered species Pancake tortoise (malacochersus tornieri) is found in the reserve.
Day 3SAMBURU- Ol Pejeta
Samburu – Olpejeta
After Breakfast drive down to Nanyuki leisurely enjoying the sprawling wheat farms and the beautiful country side of the northern kenya. Olpejeta has pioneering conservation projects that have made it famous to spectacular sightings of black and white rhino and the Big Five. Ol Pejeta is the first choice for discerning safari veterans looking for a luxury bush camp and to understand and enjoy the very best of world-leading conservation practice. Arrive in time for a late date and an evening game drive. Settling in for a night at the exciting Nanyuki town night life.
Day 4SAMBURU- NAIROBI
An early morning game drives in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The Conservancy boasts of an astounding variety of animals including all the “Big Five” (the endangered black Rhino, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Lion). The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. After breakfast depart by road for Nairobi arriving early afternoon. You will be dropped off at your Nairobi city hotel after an exciting Ol Pejeta Tour.