Book 5 days aberdare sweetwaters chimpanzee orphanage Ol pejeta samburu national reserve. Booking 5 days aberdare sweetwaters chimpanzee orphanage Ol Pejeta sanctuary and samburu national park 4 night tour from Nairobi. Highlight of this 5 day aberdare sweetwaters samburu game park holiday are mountains, forests, big five game drives, elephants, ewaso nyiro, dramatic landscapes and unique animals like Oryx, Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffes, Somali ostrich, Gerenuk among others.
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The Aberdare Range is a 160 km long mountain range of upland, north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi with an average elevation of 3,500 metres. It is located in Nyandarua County, west central Kenya, northeast of Naivasha and Gilgil and just south of the Equator.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 364sq km wildlife conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares and its game-to-area ratio tops the Kenyan park and reserve league. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya has over 10000 large mammals and it is the only park where the big 5 and chimpanzees can be seen. It is also where the fastest growing population of rhino in Africa can be found. There are southern white rhino, about 80 endangered black rhino and in a special sanctuary there are two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino.
Safari by vehicle is not the only option at Ol Pejeta. Safari game walks, horse rides and even camel rides are available, as are safari night drives.
Since being established in 1988 Ol Pejeta has had a colourful list of previous owners including Lord Delamere, an early and influential settler from Britain, shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis’ father Roussel and the arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi. It was set up originally as a cattle ranch but herds of migrating elephant regularly destroyed the fenced enclosures making intensive cattle farming impracticable. Cattle still plays a role in Ol Pejeta today but as a managed livestock within the conservancy and is used to maximise the bio-diversity of the land making Ol Pejeta an integrated wildlife and livestock area.
The conservancy is keen to educate as well and has an Environmental and Conservation Centre that welcomes around 100 Kenyan schools through its doors annually. The Centre focuses on teaching ecology, culture and the importance of sustainable wildlife management to safeguard the future of the conservancy. Visitors can also learn about local culture and traditions by meeting the peoples of the Samburu, Turkana, Pokot and Maasai.
Samburu National Reserve is one of the lesser-known national parks, but is nevertheless teeming with life.
Situated alongside the Ewaso Nyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains.
The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five).
The reserve is also home to elephants and large predators such as the lion, leopard and cheetah. Kamunyak the miracle lioness that adopted the baby oryx was as a resident in the reserve.
Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded.
Book 5 days aberdare sweetwaters chimpanzee orphanage Ol pejeta samburu national reserve. Booking 5 days aberdare sweetwaters chimpanzee orphanage ol pejeta sanctuary and samburu national park 4 night tour from nairobi. Highlight of this 5 day aberdare sweetwaters samburu game park holiday are mountains, forests, big five game drives, elephants, ewaso nyiro, dramatic landscapes and unique animals like oryx, beisa oryx, reticulated giraffes, somali ostrich, gerenuk among others.
Our driver/guide will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel at 900 hours and drive you along the Thika Superhighway across central Kenya, as you enjoy the green scenery of the rising slopes towards the Aberdares, to arrive at the Aberdare Country Club in time for lunch. After lunch, you can enjoy swimming awaiting to be transferred to the Ark inside the Aberdare National Park where you will have a close-up view of the various wildlife and birdlife. The Ark is a tree hotel and they have a water hole and a salt lick as a bait for the animals for the visitors to view the animals from the verandah of the hotel. Dinner will be served at the Ark hotel.
You will have tea and snacks after which you will be driven to Aberdare Country Club where your breakfast will be served. You may have a view of the wildlife enroute. You will then drive to Nanyuki and to Serena Sweet Waters inside the Ol Pajeta Conservancy. Relax and have lunch after which you will have a chance of visiting the Chimpanzee sanctuary and the other wildlife within the sanctuary including the remaining Northern White Rhino in the world, and the big 5. Return to the Serena Sweet Waters for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast guests leave for Samburu at 900 hrs. They can have a magnificent view of the snow-capped Mount Keny enroute Samburu, to arrive at Samburu Serena Lodge in time for lunch. Relax till evening and view some of the animals like leopard or crocodiles as they emerge from their hind outs following baits placed on the banks of the river by the lodge to attract them. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Early morning breakfast and leave at 600 hrs for a whole day game drive at the Samburu National Reserve and the Shaba National Reserve, separated by Ewaso Nyiro River. Guests have to leave early so as to have a chance of viewing the Samburu special five, which include the Reticulated giraffe, the Grevy Zebra, the Oryx, Gerenuk(antelope) , Lion, Elephant and Cheetah, before they take cover from the heat. Guests will have a picnic lunch, and return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and depart at 900 hrs, after which you drive to Nairobi, where our driver will drop you off at a place of your choice within Nairobi City Centre.
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