The 9 Day Kenyan Adventure

Program

Day 1 – Aberdare National Park

Met on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Begin the The 9 Days Adventure by driving North of Nairobi to Aberdare National Park, situated in the central highlands region and one of Kenya’s only virgin forest reserves. Views in the park are spectacular and you may well see leopard, elephant, bongo, buffalo, rhino, serval, colobus monkeys, and a host of other animals. Have lunch at the Aberdare Country Club.

In the afternoon enjoy a guided hike or horseback riding excursion through a game sanctuary.

Late afternoon transfer to The Ark, a lodge situated beside a waterhole that is frequented by a wide variety of animals. Throughout the night, animals come out of the forest to drink; if you so choose, the staff will notify you when your preferred animal arrives at the hole.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 2- Samburu Walk

Morning game drives through Aberdares National Park enroute the Kikuyu Territory past the slopes of Mt. Kenya into Nanyuki.

Get a warm welcome with cool drink at the camp.

Miles away as you approach the camp, you will see a beautiful outcrop of stone that overshadows the camp. The rocks are called Nayasura, as named by the locals, the Laikipia Masai.The stone chippings suggest that they have been used as a camp for millennia. After lunch we will head out on a short walk looking for game and getting a feel for the country.

As the sun begins to set we will find ourselves at the crest of Nayasura and there a blanket with drinks and biting. As we enjoy our sundowners we will continue to spot game from our vantage and watch as the baboons come back to roost on the face of the rock. A short descent will find us back in camp for a delicious dinner.

Dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 3: Nyarara Camp

Depart after breakfast and head out to see as much game as possible on our walk north towards Nyarara Camp. Nyarara means Cheetah in Masai and the camp was given this name because of a large male that has been seen in the area.

Along our walk we will walk across large plains as well as mixed bush. Herds of Zebra, Oryx and Grant’s gazelle predominate on the large plains with smaller numbers of Jackson’s Hartebeest and Thompson’s Gazelle. In the mixed bush we find Dikdiks, Gerenuk, Impala and Lesser Kudu if we are lucky enough to see them.

Arrive at the camp in time for lunch. The pack camels with our camp will have made a more direct route than us and so they will have arrived before us and set up most of camp before Our arrival.

After lunch we will follow our routine of resting, reading or badminton for the energetic and later another walk in the evening to a pretty spot for sundowners.

Dinner and overnight at the camp

Day 4. Tumaren Ewaso Camp

Depart after breakfast and head toward the Ewaso Nyiro River, which runs along the eastern edge of the Laikipia Plateau and then turns eastward toward Samburu National Reserve. Along the way we will be looking for Eland, Steinbuck, Giraffe, and Waterbuck, Grevy’s Zebra as well as all the tough-to-see predators such as Wild Dog, Hyena, Lion, Leopard or Cheetah. Guests are able to see from high open points for Elephants. Arrive at the Ewaso Nyiro and you may want to take a quick swim before lunch.

After lunch, your rest and sundowners on a high rocky hillside. Take a return to our camp on the river for dinner and a toast to our adventure which will mark the end of the walk.

Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge

Day 5 – Sweetwater’s Game Reserve

Depart after breakfast and drive to Sweetwaters Reserve, a private 24,000 acre sanctuary for chimpanzees, the endangered rhino, leopard, elephant and zebra. The reserve is situated within the sprawling Ol Pejeta ranch with magnificent views across the plains to the peaks of Mount Kenya. A variety of plains game is found within the reserve and the big cats may also be seen. As Sweetwaters is a private reserve, it is possible for visitors to enjoy activities such as:

  • Escorted bush walks
  • Night game drives
  • Camel riding
  • Orphaned rhino and warthog (one of which was the model for Pumba, from the movie the Lion King),
  • Chimpanzee sanctuary.

In the afternoon, take a camel ride, game drive or bushwalk through the reserve for more wildlife viewing. After dinner you may want to enjoy a night game drive

Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge

Day 6- Lake Nakuru

After breakfast at the camp, you will drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, a small (220-sq. km) beautiful park with lakes fringed by swamps and surrounded by dry savannah. Lake Nakuru is noted for its rhino, leopards, and hundreds of thousands of flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch. Have an afternoon game drive.

Days 7 – Masai Mara National Reserve

Morning drive enroute to the Masai Mara, one of the finest game reserves in the world. An extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the Mara is famous for its vast herds and wide variety of animal species. Arrive in the parks in time for lunch. Have an afternoon game drive.

Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge

Day 8- Masai Mara National Reserve

Have full day game drive to explore this marvelous region in a private safari vehicle.during this day,you may have the following options:

  • A bushwalk along the Mara or Telek rivers to look for hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birds.
  • View the plains and wildlife from a hot air balloon.
  • Visit a Maasai Cultural Village to interact with the locals and experience their culture.

Each year, approximately two million wildebeest, gazelle, and zebra (as well as pursuing predators) move from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara as dry weather sets in. Migratory wildlife is concentrated in the Mara from July-October, and is found in the Serengeti from November-June. However, the plentiful quantity of resident wildlife makes the Masai Mara very special year round.

Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge

Days 9

Depart after breakfast to Nairobi. Have a stop at the view point to have a glimpse of the Great Rift Valley and the escarpment .Proceed and be transferred to catch the International flight.

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