Depart from Nairobi to the Aberdares National park via Mutubio gate. This is one of the most pristine and less visited national parks in Kenya. This park hosts the third highest mountain range in Kenya, rising up to 4001m above sea level. With its spectacular waterfalls, lichen-hung forests, churning pools and trout-filled streams, this park is a haven for wilderness lovers, hikers, mountain climbers and walkers alike. Elephants could be seen roaming this forested park as well as other animals like buffalo, giant forest hog, duiker, bushbuck, black rhino, leopard, serval cat, among others. Elands occur on the open moorlands. Bird life is abundant and varied as well as different floral species. You visit some of the spectacular waterfalls that are a hallmark feature of this park Overnight at Kiandogoro campsite inside the park.
Morning game drive around the Salient area of the park to see some of the big game of the Aberdare national park. After lunch you will visit some of the spectacular waterfalls that are a hallmark feature of this park. Later you drive to Mountain Rock Lodge. Mountain Rock Lodge is a comfortable country-style resort nestled in the forested slopes of Mt. Kenya. After Lunch you have the option of walking or taking a horse ride to the Mau Mau caves, a hideout of the pre-independence local warriors who resisted the British rule in Kenya. Overnight at Mountain Rock Lodge.
Day trip to the Sweetwaters game sanctuary for game drives and observation of the Chimpanzees. Sweetwaters game sanctuary is home to the endangered chimpanzees that are rescued from the war torn Great Lakes region. This is through a project founded by Jane Goodall Institute. It is also a sanctuary to the endangered rhinos as well as other animal species. Later in the evening you return back to Mountain Rock Lodge for overnight.
Early morning visit the local Kikuyu farmlands and homesteads to get close perceptions of the way of life of Bantu speaking people inhabiting the slopes of Mt. Kenya. The visits are coupled with nature walks in the Mt. Kenya forest reserve to learn about the medicinal plants and look out for the black and white colobus monkeys. Later depart to Samburu National Reserve. Samburu national reserve is a semi arid ecosystem that teems with a host of wildlife endemic to the northern part of Kenya chief among them being the reticulated giraffe, the grevy zebra, the Oryx, the Somali ostrich, and the gazelle with the longest neck called the gerenuk, the vulturine guinea fowl among others. Apart from the above species, elephants, buffaloes, gazelles, crocodiles, impalas and dik-diks are seen in plenty as well as the elusive lions, cheetahs and leopard. On arrival you proceed for an evening game drive. Overnight at Samburu Sentrim Camp – a midrange tented lodge inside the park.
Full day of game drives in Samburu National Reserve where our expert guides and drivers will take you to different locations of Samburu and the nearby Buffalo Springs reserves where you will have spectacular chances of spotting wildlife. After lunch we set off to the base camp of Ololokwe Mountain in the Namunyak conservation area – the magnificent land of endless hills. On arrival we meet our local hosts, the Samburu tribesmen who will give us a detailed overview of their land and culture. Our bush camp today is at Kirish Camp site, the base of the Olololokwe Mountain. This mountain is sacred to the Samburu sub tribe of northern Kenya who apparently are related to the Maasai found in the southern part of Kenya. We use this evening to sort out logistics of guides, security and donkeys for the next day’s trek. Dinner and overnight at Kirish bush Camp.
Start the hike of the Olololokwe with the donkeys carrying provisions for two days. You hike up the steep slope through the high altitude forest comprsing of acacia trees, pencil cedar, cycad palms and podo carpus arriving at the campsite after about 4 hours for a picnic lunch. You set camp then hike to the Mt. Olololokwe summit (2000m) and explore the various viewpoints. The views from these viewpoints are awesome. On one side is Mathew ranges with its Warges Peak (2600) majestically standing out. On the other are expansive plains extending to Nyambene Hills in the southeast. Namunyak Conservation area is a Samburu community run conservancy that acts as a dispersal area for the wildlife from Samburu and Meru parks. Our visit to this conservancy goes along way to help the local people and consequently encourage them to conserve and protect the environment. Dinner and Overnight at Bush Camp at the top of Ololokwe.
Drive back to Nairobi with stopover at Mountain Rock Lodge for Lunch.
Facilities : 24-Hour Front Desk, Bar/Lounge, Beauty Parlour, Conference Facilities, Currency Exchange, Laundry Services, Restaurant, Security Guard, Swimming Pool, Self-Catering, Wakeup Services
Description : Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in a natural oasis in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve or Born Free Country that Joy and George Adamson called home for many years. The Lodge is 314 Kilometers from Nairobi, a 45 minute flight from Nairobi to Shaba or Samburu airstrip or a picturesque 5 hour drive through the curving roads around Mt. Kenya crossing the equator at Nanyuki.
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is set along the bank of the Uaso Nyiro River laid out around the natural springs that flow into the river. The Lodge has a virtual mini forest of indigenous trees, a fish pond and a large free form swimming pool.
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge has a presidential suite, 4 executive suites, and 80 standard rooms, all with en suite bathrooms. The rooms are chalet style, on two storey thatched roof wooden structures. In addition there is the Main Restaurant, Bar and numerous bush and alfresco dining options. The free form swimming pool has its own Pool Bar.
There are meeting rooms available. Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is surrounded by a 24 hour double electric fence. Activities include Samburu Culture and Cultural Talks, massage therapies, game drives and Bird watching with a record of over 350 different birds species.
Sarova Shaba Game Lodge lends itself naturally to the ideal exotic wedding flavored with the culture and traditions of the Samburu People. The weddings are held at the landscaped greens at the lodge, with a Samburu elder blessing the marriage.
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