Guided Kenya Safari

Adventure Holidays invites you to join them in this incredible safari that will take you exploring Kenya's best national parks. This safari will allow you to go to places where few other travelers have been before and give you the opportunity to view its awesome landscapes. Exciting game drives await you in this safari. Come and be immersed in its breathtaking beauty you can't find anywhere else!

Highlights

  • Exciting game drives
  • A chance to spot Kenya's wildlife
  • Professional safari guide and driver
  • Including park fees, government taxes, and hotel levies
  • Transportation in 4x4 land cruiser
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals

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6 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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Accommodation

Rock House Guest House (1 night)

Rock House Guest House is a memorable home-stay opportunity, only 40 minutes from the center of Nairobi, yet a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the city. Rock House beautiful interior design and the complementing natural wood furniture are as gratifying as the friendly welcome you’ll receive.

Guests are hosted by the owners and supported by a friendly team who are just like family. Fresh homemade meals are served in generous portions and the more inquisitive are welcome to our kitchen to get hints on how to prepare Kenyan delicacies. Wireless internet connection is available throughout the Rock House compound. Rock house has one single room, one quadruple, and five twin rooms totaling to 15 guests.

Sweetwaters Tented Camp (2 nights)

Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant is housed in the former manager's house of this once colonial farm and offers both regional and international cuisine. Also within the house is the Kashoggi Bar and lounge, which centres on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching.

Samburu Sopa Lodge (1 night)

Located inside the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya, Samburu Sopa Lodge is built atop high ground allowing panoramic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land and the hills beyond. The lodge is built to reflect the architectural heritage of the local communities whose sons and daughters make up the majority of the workforce at the lodge. Fifteen cottages, each with two bedrooms are built in an arch formation on either side of the public areas to surrounding the waterhole but leaving a wide gap to allow the animals free movement to the water.

Serena Mountain Lodge (1 night)

Sailing like an ark amid the primeval forests of Kenya's highest mountain, Mount Kenya, this lodge hotel offers champagne-clear mountain air, sweeping views across the tree canopy, sparkling trout streams, and gentle forest walks. Located at 2,134 meters above sea level, on the lower slopes of the mountain, our Mount Kenya lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-sightings.

The open-air viewing deck looks down on to its own water hole and salt lick, which attracts numerous herds of elephant and buffalo. There is also a tunnel leading to a photo-hide, which offers spectacular viewing and photographic opportunities just meters away from the wildlife at the water hole.

Raised on stilts above the forest canopy, a timbered drawbridge leads from the Mount Kenya forest and up on to the wooden ‘decks' of their hotel. Inside, the impression of having boarded a ship is perpetuated by a combination of log paneled walls, timbered game-viewing decks and winding stairs leading to a selection of snugly comfortable, cabin-styled rooms.

Adventure Holidays Safaris in Kenya Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Depending on your flight, you might arrive in the afternoon while others might arrive at night. Adventure Holidays will meet and welcome you upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Usually, most people arrival will be at night and you will have had dinner on the flight. After the pick-up, you will be transferred to the reserved hotel for an overnight stay. Your accommodation will be a bed and breakfast at Rock House Guest House.

Day 2: Nairobi to Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary

You will leave Nairobi early and drive through the agricultural rich country heading north towards Mount Kenya. You will arrive at Sweetwaters Tented Camp in time for lunch after a three hours drive from Nairobi. After lunch, you will proceed for an afternoon game drive. Lunch, dinner, and overnight at a safari lodge inside the park.

  • Driving distance: 190 kilometers.
  • Climate: Warm and dry. Maximum daytime temperatures vary between 26-degree Celsius to 30-degree Celcius.
  • Activities: Afternoon and morning game drives.
  • Attractions: Game drive in the sanctuary accords you the chance of seeing giraffes, zebras, and other herbivores as well as the Sweetwaters’ specialties which include the Chimpanzee sanctuary as well as Rhino.

Day 3: Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary to Samburu Game Reserve

Today, you will have an early morning game drive. After the game drive, you will depart after your breakfast and drive on to Samburu. Samburu national reserve is a semi-arid ecosystem which teams with a host of wildlife endemic to the northern part of Kenya chief among them being the reticulated giraffe, the gravy 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. You arrive in Samburu in time for lunch before the evening game drive. You will return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Samburu Game Reserve

Morning and evening game drive in the park where expert guides and drivers will take you to different locations of the Samburu and the nearby Buffalo Springs Reserves where you will have spectacular chances of spotting wildlife. You break off during the midday heat for a swim at the lodge before another late afternoon game-drive. Lunch, dinner, and overnight will be at a Safari lodge.

  • Driving distance: 180 kilometers
  • Traveling time: Two hours
  • Climate: Arid and semi-arid with hot days and cool nights. Annual mean temperature is between 18-degree Celcius and 30-degree Celcius. Annual mean rainfall is 345 millimeters with peaks in November and April.
  • Attractions: The main purpose of a wildlife safari is to see Kenya's wild animals in their natural habitat. Roaming the grasslands will be buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, giraffes, impala, and warthog. Visit the local Samburu villages where you get a chance to interact with the colorful Samburu people in their traditional setting and experience their culture.

Day 5: Samburu Game Reserve to Mount Kenya

Today, after breakfast you will depart for Mount Kenya. Departure will be at 9:00 a.m. and you will drive towards Nanyuki where you will stop for lunch. After lunch, you will proceed to Serena Mountain Lodge which is located within Mount Kenya National Park.

Situated at 2,134 meters above sea level, on the lower slopes of the mountain, the lodge is tranquil and hushed for optimum game-sightings. There is an open-air viewing deck looking down onto a water hole and salt lick, which attracts numerous herds of elephant and buffalo. Today meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Drive distance: 200 kilometers
  • Traveling time: Three hours
  • Activities: Game viewing decks just meters away from the wildlife at the water hole
  • Attractions: Tree Hotel on the slopes of Kenya’s highest mountain overlooking its own waterhole, which attracts a wide variety of game day and night.

Day 6: Mount Kenya to Nairobi

Relax and depart for Nairobi after lunch, arriving in the evening. Adventure Holidays will drop you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) to connect with your flight back home. Drive distance is 180 kilometers. Traveling time is two and a half hours. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Location

Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also form the Nairobi Province. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase “Enkare Nyirobi”, which translates to "the place of cool waters".

Founded in 1899 as a simple rail depot on the railway linking Mombasa to Uganda, the town quickly grew to become the capital of British East Africa in 1907 and eventually the capital of a free Kenyan republic in 1963. Nairobi is the most populous city in East Africa, with a current estimated population of about four million.

At 1,795 meters (5,889 ft) above sea level, Nairobi enjoys a moderate climate. Nairobi has a Subtropical Highland Climate. Nairobi is nicknamed the Safari Capital of the world and has many spectacular hotels to cater for safari-bound tourists.

Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary

Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary is a private game sanctuary that also doubles up as an orphanage for chimpanzees that were rescued from war-torn Great Lakes region. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary opened in 1993 in a negotiated agreement between the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Kenya Wildlife Service. The facility was initially established to receive and provide lifelong refuge to orphaned and abused chimpanzees from West and Central Africa.

Situated between the foothills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya, Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals including all the “Big Five” (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and lion) as well a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees, the only one in Kenya.

Samburu National Reserve

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 vegetation is classified as arid and semiarid. The climate in Samburu is hot and dry during the day, and cool during nights and evenings.

The annual mean temperatures range between 18-degree Celcius and 30-degree Celcius, while the mean annual rainfall is 345 millimeters with peaks in November and April. The dry season starts in late May and goes up to early October when a large concentration of wildlife is found in the reserve due to the availability of lush vegetation along the Ewaso Nyiro River, the main source of water to the Reserve and the nearby communities.

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).

Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park is located to the east of the Great Rift Valley, about 175 kilometers North-East of Nairobi. The ecosystem lies in Central and Eastern provinces of Kenya. At 5,199m the mountain is the second highest peak in Africa. UNESCO inscribed Mount Kenya as a World Heritage Site. It's described as one of the most impressive landscapes in Eastern Africa.

The Mountain’s original name was “Kirinyaga” from a Kikuyu word meaning a place with Ostrich. Legend has it that the Mountain’s original name was derived from the comparison of the patched peaks resemblance with the black and white plumage of a male Ostrich. The Kikuyu believed that this area of admirable beauty was their god’s domain.

It was due to this spiritual belief that they regarded the Mountain as a sacred place. It was also in this same perception that the Kikuyu glorified their God (“Ngai”) as “Mwene Nyaga” implying that they recognized him as the owner of the holy mountain. It was customary to build huts with the doors facing the direction of the mountain so as to face the mountain first thing every morning. As a religious belief, they faced the mountain when praying and offering sacrifice to their God.

Food

Meals as specified in the itinerary are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All activities and game viewing as per itinerary
  • All park fees as quoted
  • Government taxes and hotel levies
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Services of professional safari guide and driver
  • Transportation in 4x4 land cruises with pop up roof for game viewing

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Beverages
  • Entry visa fees 50 USD per person which can be obtained upon arrival
  • Gratuities for the Safari guide, driver, and hotel staff
  • Laundry
  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Telephones, e-mail, and fax bills

How to get there

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Adventure Holidays will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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