July 2023 – 8 days/ 7 nights
GROUP 12 PEOPLE
Samburu Reserve Sweetwaters
Camp Lake Naivasha
Sweetwaters Camp Lake Naivasha
Meeting with the guide and departure to the Samburu Reserve. Arrival and accommodation at Lion's Cave Camp(https://lionscavecamp.com/).Safari until sunset, lunch and dinner included.
Arrival in Nairobi by international flight (to be defined).
Meeting with the Tribe, transfer to the Hotel Panafric (BB treatment).
TheSamburu National Reserveis a game reserve on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro River in Kenya. Across the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The park is 165 km² in size and is located 350 kilometers from Nairobi. It extends in altitude from 800 to 1230 m above sea level. In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ng'iro flows through doum palm groves and thick riparian forests. It provides water, without which game in this arid region could not survive. Samburu National Reserve was one of two areas where conservationists George and Joy Adamson bred the lioness Elsa, made famous in the best-selling book and award-winning film Born Free. The Elephant Watch Camp, of which Saba Douglas-Hamilton is director, is located within the park. There is a wide variety of animals and birds in the Samburu National Reserve. Several big game species common to the northern Kenyan plains can be found in abundance here, including the following dry-field fauna: gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, oryx, and reticulated giraffe. The three big cats, the lion, cheetah and African leopard can also be found here, as well as the elephant, Cape buffalo and hippopotamus. There are more than 350 species of birds. These include the grey-headed kingfisher, sunbirds, bee-eaters, marabou stork, tawny eagle (...) The Ewaso Ng'iro River contains a large number of Nile crocodiles.
Since 2005, the protected area is considered part of a Lions Conservation Unit.
Breakfast and departure for the Safari, lunch
and then afternoon game drive until sunset.
We will discuss with our guide, based on local weather and conditions, how to structure and schedule the safari route.
Breakfast and departure to the Camp of the Stables, arrival late in the morning. Lunch included. Safari until sunset. Dinner and accommodation.
The Laikipia region, in the Great Rift Valley, offers a truly unique sight!
There is a small and private Conservancyeco-sustainable at the foot of Mount Kenya, the only place in the country where chimpanzees can be seen, as well as the largest refuge for black rhinos in East Africa. The chimpanzees are not native to Kenya, but the refuge was established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. It is also home to three of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos. When you go on safari in Ol Pejeta, you don't just pay a visit, you have a unique experience. Here you can help preserve the future of big cats by following the radio-collared lions, you can follow the tracks and marks left in the bush by the animals for the deepest and most comprehensive safari of your life. You'll also have the chance to get up close and personal with the mighty rhinos once in a lifetime and hear their amazing stories from their keepers throughout the day. Ol Pejeta began as a breeding ranch in the early 1940s, established by Lord Delamere, known as one of Kenya's early and influential English settlers. In the late 1960s, poaching in Kenya by European hunters led to a severe loss in animal numbers. Elephant and rhino numbers plummeted, and despite elephant hunting being outlawed in 1973, their numbers continued to decline. This involved one of Ol Pejeta's early owners, who founded Sweetwaters Game Reserve in 1988 as a refuge for black rhino and other animals. After that, the Reserve expanded to cover 90,000 acres, today Ol Pejeta. Ol Pejeta now uses agriculture and tourism to create surpluses that are fully reinvested in animal conservation and community development such as education, health and infrastructure for the new generation of rangers. The IUCN Green List aims to recognize excellence in the management of natural spaces and in 2014 it awarded Ol Pejeta.
Breakfast and departure to Lake Naivasha. Overnight at Dove Nest Lodge (http://dovenestlodge.com/index.php/en/).Afternoon with boat safari to see hippos and various species of African birds. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay included.
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake, part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai'posha, which means "troubled waters" due to the sudden storms that can arise. Lake Naivasha sits at the highest elevation in the Kenyan Rift Valley at 1,884 meters (6,181 ft) in a complex geological combination of volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits from a larger lake from the Pleistocene Era. There is no visible outlet, but since the lake's water is relatively fresh, it is assumed that it has an underground outlet.
The lake had a normal area of 139 square kilometers before 2010 and had increased to 198 square kilometers in 2020. It is surrounded by a swamp that covers an area of 64 square kilometers (25 square miles), but this can vary greatly depending on of rain. It is located at an altitude of 1,884 meters. The lake has an average depth of 6 meters with a maximum of 30 meters. The lake is home to a variety of types of wildlife, including over 400 different species of birds and a sizeable population of hippos. The fish community in the lake has been highly variable over time, influenced by changes in climate, fishing effort, and the introduction of invasive species.
Breakfast and departure to the Masai Mara Reserve, where accommodation is planned in the renovated Fisi Camp (https://www.fisicamp.com/).Safari until sunset, with lunch and dinner included.
The Maasai Mara is one of Africa's most famous and important wilderness and wildlife conservation areas, recognized worldwide for its exceptional populations of lions, leopards, cheetahs and African bush elephants. It is also home to the Great Migration, which secured it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of
Africa. The Masai Mara is located within the Great Rift Valley, in the southern part of Kenya, about 280 km southeast of Nairobi towards the Tanzanian border, at an altitude between 1500 m. and the 2000 m. above sea level. The Reserve typology is mainly open savannah (grassland), with clumps of acacias along the southeastern area of the Reserve. The Mara and Telek rivers bathe the Reserve's plain. The Miriade stream is a seasonal stream that appears only during the rainy season and disappears when summer arrives.
The Masai Mara Reserve is considered a "MUST SEE" for all travelers crossing Kenya. The Reserve has the ideal characteristics to house a wide variety of animals and rich vegetation. The territory with the highest concentration of wildlife: in addition to the "Big Five" (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes), zebras, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles and many other animals can be found in large numbers. There are several varieties of birds including vultures, ostriches, white-headed sea eagles, honey crested buzzard, pygmy falcons, secretary birds, turaco, red-winged marabou, guinea suspect, and many more. The Reserve has the highest concentration of African lions, including black-maned lions.
The Masai Mara is one of the best places in Africa for the wonder of wild fauna and flora. Here the show is guaranteed.
Breakfast and day dedicated to the safari.
You can agree with your guide which areas of the park to visit. All meals and accommodation at the Fisi Camp, on a full board basis.
Breakfast and departure for Nairobi, crossing the Rift Valley. Arrival in Nairobi in the afternoon, departure flight to home. Lunch included.