Set out to an emotional and enjoyable tour of Nairobi's animal conservation centers, walk and ride a horse alongside the wildlife in Crescent Island, and finish off with a tour of what Mount Kenya region has offer while residing in the splendid mountain lodge. This tour perfect for a pair of couples or small group, and will make you leave your heart in Kenya.
During this safari, you will stay at Tune Hotel on your first night, at Nakuru Sopa Lodge on your second night, at Sanctuary Farm on your third night, and at a hotel in Lake Elementaita on your fourth night. Meanwhile, you will spend the fifth to seventh night of the safari at Castle Forest Lodge in Kerugoya.
Your tour begins in Nairobi, where you meet your tour manager at the airport. After time to settle in and refresh, you head to the Carnivore Restaurant for an all-you-can-eat meat dining experience. After which, you shall return to Tune Hotel.
At 9:30 a.m., depart for a day of up-close memorable experiences with some of Kenya’s beautiful animals and people. An emotional tour this will be. First of all, you will come face to trunk with some of the youngest nursery inmates, covered in blankets to protect them from the fierce African sun, and hear their stories from the keepers.
The hungry infants get their bottled milk feed and will even interact with visitors if they are feeling brave that day. One of the things that touch the hearts of visitors to the orphanage is the intelligence and human quality of the elephants.
After the elephants have finished with their antics, playing together, rolling in mud pools, and showing their gentle nature, it is time to return to the entrance. You can adopt an elephant for 50 dollars for a year, and this goes back directly to sustain the project.
There are also some souvenirs on sale that directly support the work of the orphanage and make a great memento of your visit. The orphanage has also taken in rhino orphans and successfully raised them. You may see one or two during your visit, as well as a large blind female rhino.
Have you ever been kissed with an 18-inch tongue? Once almost extinct, you can now hand feed the endangered Rothschild giraffes. It is quite an experience being eye to eye with a giraffe. You can get a real sense of the size of these gentle giants. There is also an education center with lots of information about the breeding and conservation of the rarest Kenya’s three giraffe species.
Depart from Nairobi after lunch heading north, stopping for spectacular views over the Great Rift Valley. On the way, you will see Mount Longonot, Lake Naivasha, road-side markets, and Lake Elementiata. Arrive in Nakuru at the Sopa Lodge and get ample time to relax and refresh for dinner.
After breakfast, take a boat to Crescent Island and Sanctuary Farm for a day of activities. Riding at Sanctuary Farm is an experience beyond belief, where you can get even closer to the game as they do not seem to recognize you as a person and they only see the four legs carrying you.
Guides are extremely professional at looking after everyone from complete beginners to professional riders. You can be led or ride on your own, but you will always be accompanied on an adventure you will never forget.
Crescent Island is a stunning location within walking distance of the farm elevated with magnificent views across the lake. The island is linked to Sanctuary Farm by a causeway. No vehicles are permitted on the island, and walks with wild animals are guided (no barriers, but with an armed guide).
The Naivasha Owl Centre was started by Sarah Higgins who has the most enchanting rehabilitation center for injured birds of prey. She and her team lovingly nurse the birds back to health operating when necessary and releasing them back into the wild when possible. If not, they become permanent residents. There is no fee, but Sarah relies entirely on donations to keep her trust going. So please donate generously.
Enjoy an early-morning breakfast at the hotel. Head out by 9:00 a.m. for a visit to Lake Elementaita for a number of activities. Because most of the Elementaita Lake is part of the Soysambu Conservancy on private lands, you have a range of tour activities for your bush holiday in Kenya.
You may enjoy day and night game drives, walking safaris, birding excursions, hiking, visits to geological sites, and many more. This unique soda lake is a sanctuary for over a dozen threatened bird species and home to the highest bird diversities in the world.
Supporting over 450 bird species that include approximately 80 waterfowl species, it regularly hosts migrant waders and other migratory birds such as the Eurasian marsh harriers when they stop over during their migration.
Some of the bird species you will see are the ubiquitous flamingos, pelicans, and an assortment of other water birds, such as ducks, geese, spikes, and cormorant. The wildlife around the lake include buffaloes, zebras, Grants and Thomsons gazelles, Sykes monkeys, waterbucks, and warthogs among others.
After breakfast, depart for Kerugoya for a three-day stay at the Castle Forest Lodge. Surrounded by the lush green tropical forest on the slopes of snow-capped Mount Kenya, Castle Forest Lodge is a rare tropical paradise.
Your stay will bring back memories of unspoiled splendor and nature as it was intended to be. Merely a hundred meters from the lodge, you will find the crystal-clear waters of the twin waterfalls simply hypnotic. Enjoy your time by going on nature walks, horse rides, or fishing.
Travel back to Nairobi for a preparation back home after this wonderful and memorable tour!
This safari tour will take place in various destinations in Kenya, including Nairobi, Nakuru, Crescent Island, Lake Elementaita, and Kerugoya.
This is Kenya’s capital city. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve which houses more than 50 species of mammals, including the rare black rhino and over 400 species of birds. Also inside the national park is the Nairobi Animal Orphanage, where orphaned or wounded animals are taken care of and nursed back to health.
Near the Nairobi National Park is the Karen Blixen Museum, which offers visitors a chance to see and feed its beautiful giraffes, an endangered species in Kenya, and to visit the home of the famous author of “Out of Africa.”
Next to it is the giraffe manor associated with the Giraffe Center. It serves as a home to a number of endangered Rothschild giraffes and operates a breeding program to reintroduce breeding pairs back into the wild to secure the future of the subspecies.
Nairobi is often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya. It is a home to the famous Masai Market and the Bomas and also known for its lifestyle, cuisines, and more.
The price includes three daily meals and daily drinking water throughout the safari tour.
Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).
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