Samburu – Solio – Aberdare – Masai Mara
Kenya’s juwels: Samburu, Solio, Aberdare and Masai Mara
- Gerenuk-Antelope and Grevy Zebras at Samburu Nationalpark
- Rhinos at close range at Solio Sanctuary
- Safari in the Aberdare-highlands up to 3.200 Meters above sealevel
- Masai Mara and it’s diversity of species
- Tourcode: SAM-MARA
- Duration: 8 days
- From: Nairobi
- To: Nairobi
- Minimum number of guests: 2
- Maximum number of guests: 7 per car
- Price: starting from 2.000 USD per person plus 462 USD park fees
- Lodge Safari as per itinerary
- Safari in a 4×4 Safarijeep
- Professional guide
- Overnights as per itinerary or equivalent
- Fullboard during the Safari
- Drinking water during the Safari
- Optional activities
- Travel insurance
- Excluded meals and drinks
- Visa costs
- Personal expenses
1st day: Karibu Kenya, Welcome to Kenya!
Yoo will be picked up in the morning by your safari guide and start your adventure, straight to to Samburu National Park. Sitting in the comfort your safari vehicle, you can experience the first glimpse of African life, from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi’s capital city, to small villages, to the stunning Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain. You will pass the equator and finally reach the impressive Samburu Valley. Rocky hills, dry savanna and the palm-fringed Ewaso Ng’iro River – the landscape of the park is uniquely varied. The river has water almost all year-round, and is used by many animals for drinking. With high probability you will encounter wildlife like elephants, giraffes and antelopes. Overnight at the Samburu Game Lodge.
2nd day: Samburu Nationalpark
In order to discover and explore the Samburu National Park you will have a full day game drive today! The Grevy’s zebra, which is much finer striped than the traditional zebra, reticulated giraffes, which are distinguished by a particularly high contrast coloring, the oryx antelope and the gerenuk, a giraffe-like gazelle, which stands on its hind legs to eat, are only a part of the inhabitants of the dry savanna. Leopards, cheetahs and lions are also native to this dreamlike setting. Both nights at the Samburu Game Lodge.
3rd day: Between mountain tops and rainforest
After breakfast your journey continues: inbetween the Aberdare Mountains and Mount Kenya: snow-capped peaks on the equator, alongside lush green mountain forests and nearly impenetrable rainforest. The destination is Rhino Watch Lodge, which offers breathtaking views of this diverse landscape. Overnight at the Rhino Watch Safari Lodge.
4th day: Solio Reservat
Just a 10 minutes drive from Rhino Watch Lodge you will find the private Solio Reserve. In addition to the world’s largest population of white rhinos that live here, almost one hundred black rhinos also call Solio home. While the white rhinos graze contentedly and undisturbed by visitors in the savannah and let themselves be observed up close, the sightings of the rare black rhinos requires some patience. The black rhinos are extremely shy and live secluded in the thickets. In the middle of the reserve, an extensive acacia forest runs along a river that partially turns into a swamp. This biotope is a paradise for birds: crowned cranes, blue reeds, beechnuts, eagle owls and black buzzards and more than 300 other bird species are at home here. The Solio Reserve is therefore also an ideal place for extensive bird watching. Overnight at the Rhino Watch Safari Lodge.
5th day: Aberdare National Park
Today the safari in the Aberdare National Park leads you to great heights. The lush green highlands are between 2000 to 3999 meters in altitude. The landscape offers a strong contrast to the other national parks. Rain forest and moorland, waterfalls and an impressive flora with fire lilies and bamboo forests. You will meet buffaloes and bushbucks as well as Colobus monkeys that often sit in the trees and dangle their white, bushy tails. You are leaving the park on the western side descending into the East African Rift Valley. On an idyllic crater lake lies your next accommodation, the “Crater Lake Camp”. After dinner, a night game drive awaits you with the rare opportunity to spot nocturnal animals. Overnight at Crater Lake Camp.
6th day: Rift Valley
Your day begins with a hike on the crater lake. Whilst walking in the early morning hours, you can discover many species of birds such as flamingos and pelicans. In the morning, there is a special atmosphere when the fogs slowly dissolves away from the surrounding mountains. Afterwards you drive through the impressive Rift Valley to Masai Mara, another highlight of your journey! It forms – together with the Serengeti – a huge nature reserve, where herds of zebras, wildebeest, topis and Thomson gazelles move around. Wide savannas, decorated with umbrella acacias, as far as the eye can see. Lions, cheetahs and leopards live here all year round. At the legendary Mara River, huge Nile crocodiles sunbathe while hippos splash around in the river. Overnight at Mara Big Five Camp.
7th day: Masai Mara
Today an entire day of wildlife watching is on program. Let the seemingly not ending vastness impact you. Enjoy Kenya’s Park with the highest abundance of animals and its unique biodiversity. Overnight at Mara Big Five Camp.
8th day: East African Rift Valley
On the way back to Nairobi the ride goes up the rift valley again, passing Kenya’s everyday life. Kwaheri! Goodbye!
Prices are per person in USD and additionally 462 USD park fees
price per person
Elizabeth Kendi Kinge-Wirth, Director Apasio Safari
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