Safari Kenya with a Difference

Tour Highlights

Sample Kenya’s top attractions in this tour. From Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to the last Northern white rhino to the spectacular Thomson falls and the flamingo-covered Lake Bogoria. Unwind at the quiet Rusinga Island and spot the Big 5 in Maasai Mara.

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Itinerary Details

Day 1
Upon arrival, we will be met by a representative of Kibo Slopes Safaris and after the “meet and greet” we are transferred to Silver Springs hotel for bed and breakfast, dinner will be own arrangement.

Day 2
After breakfast, we drive via Uplands to the Aberdares National Park. We arrive at the self-catering Fishing Lodge for lunch. While the cook prepares our lunch we take a stroll around the beautiful alpine area. In the afternoon, we take a guided walk with an armed ranger to the highest waterfalls in the region. The Aberdare are a range of volcanic mountain range with up to 4000m. There is plenty of wildlife ranging from elephants, buffaloes, lions and rhinos and plains game. To protect the park from encroachment by human activities and protect the neighboring farmers from the wildlife, a 400km long fence has been erected. In the late afternoon just before sunset we return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
After breakfast our trekking adventures in the Aberdare continues, this time ascending the Aberdare’s highest peak - the Oldonyo La Satima (4001m). On the way back to the starting point, we may spot Elephants, Buffaloes, plains game and with some luck even Leopards or Lions. On clear days we can capture the magnificent view of the snowcapped Mount Kenya Peaks-the second highest mountain in Africa. After conquering the summit (3hours), we descend to the Road Head (2 hours) for a hot cup of tea and a snack. We finally leave the park for dinner and overnight stay at the Aberdare Country Club.

Day 4
Today we drive to Olpajeta conservancy after breakfast. The conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals including all the “Big Five” (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion). The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. We will have lunch at Sweetwaters, after lunch continue with game drives. We get back to Aberdare Country Club in the early evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5
Today we leave early and drive via Nyahururu and the Rift Valley View point in Subukia to Hannington view point overlooking Lake Bogoria. We pack our lunch boxes and plenty of water in our day bags and descend the steep escarpment to the shores of Lake Bogoria (3 hours). After a short walk on the Lake shores we meet our car again at the hot springs and proceed with game drives en-route to the Bogoria Spa Resort for dinner and overnight stay. On our game drive we spot Flamingoes, Pelikans and on the Lake shores we see zebras, giraffes and gazelles.

Day 6
After breakfast, we drive to Kakamega Forest. The route takes us through Karbarnet to the scenic Kerio Valley. After traversing the valley we climb up another escarpment and pass Iten town where most of Kenya’s long distance runners come from. Here we stop for lunch and might see some runners practising. In the late afternoon, we arrive at Kakamega and check-in at the Rondo Retreat a unique establishment with colonial character for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7
Today we spend the day at the Kakamega Forest Reserve. The Kakamega Forest is the last indigenous forest in Kenya which was part of the rainforest in Congo. A local eloquent guide escorts us through the forest and answers all our questions. The morning hike takes us to Buyango Hill, the highest point in the forest where we can see the impressive canopy of the indigenous trees in the forest reserve. We return to the Resort for lunch and in the afternoon, take another hike in the reserve. The reserve offers unique wildlife and scenic beauty. It supports more than 350 species of trees and 7 primate species including the endangered DeBrazza Monkey, Black and White Columbus monkey and Velvet Monkey and a rich birdlife. Dinner and overnight stay will once again be at the Rondo Retreat.

Day 8
After breakfast we drive through the densely populated areas of western Kenya to Bondo on the shores of Lake Victoria. We take a ferry to Rusinga Island. We arrive in time for lunch at the Rusinga Island lodge. Rusinga is a place of infinite beauty that calms the mind and rejuvenates the body. Rusinga's grounds and exotic trees are a haven for a myriad of bird species – many of which are unique in this small corner of Kenya. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Rusinga Island Lodge.

Day 9
Today we spend the day as we please. We can just relax at the pool and spa or have optional activities such as fishing, bird watching, biking, taking hikes or visit the local community. The friendly Luo community fish along the shores of the lake in their colorful canoes and sailing dhows. Guests are welcomed with open arms at their villages where the night’s catch is set out to dry in the sun while larger fish are smoked. You can visit the villages on a short walk or whilst exploring the lake by boat. All meals will be served at the Lodge.

Day 10
Today we have an early breakfast at 6.00 am. We have a long drive ahead of us. The drive takes us through the fishing town of Homabay, Rongo, and Kilgoris to the Maasai Mara. On the way, we stop at a local restaurant for lunch. We enter the Mara at the Ololo gate and with game drive en route and arrive at the Mara Ashnil Camp on the banks of the Mara River in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the camp.

Day 11
Today we venture with packed lunch on a full day game drive in search of the “Big Five”. The wealth of wildlife at the Maasai Mara is unrivalled in Africa, particularly during the migration of the wildebeests from July to October when thousands of Wildebeests and Zebras enter the Maasai Mara from the Serengeti followed by their predators. The Maasai Mara is indeed a Wonder of the World as termed by the New York Times and is renowned for its black-manned Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs but also contains numerous Elephant and some Black Rhinos. When the sun sets and we have seen all wildlife of rank and file we return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 12
With just a cup of tea we venture at 6.00am for an early morning game drive hoping to witness some hunting drills. We return to the camp for a late breakfast, check out and drive with packed lunch on the way to Naivasha for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 13
After breakfast, we take a boat ride to Lake Naivasha. The lake is home to a wide variety of wildlife including a large population of hippos. Being a freshwater lake, it has a healthy fish population including Black bass, Tilapia and Crayfish which attract a variety of fish-eating birds such as Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, Fish Eagles, Pelicans, Grey-backed fiscal and various types of Kingfishers. After lunch we drive back to Nairobi and transfer to the airport for the evening departure.

  • Tour Days: 13
  • Price Guide:
    No. of PeoplePrice (USD)
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    24356
    33872
    43630
    53485
    6 and more3389
  • Important:
    Hikers must be prepared to walk for up to 6 hours a day.
    Hikers must bring along their own personal hiking gear.

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