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4 days Sweetwater & Samburu - Combined Safari: Landcruiser 4x4 & Flight Safari

ABERDARE RANGES AND NATIONAL PARK.

The Aberdare National park was established in may 1950 and covers an area of 766km on the Aberdare Mountain range between 7,000ft(2,100m)to14,000ft(4,300m)above sea level. The park has stunning landscapes-from the mountain peaks to deep valleys with streams, rivers and waterfalls. The mountains have moorland, bamboo and rainforests.
The two highest peaks are Ol Donyo Lesatima (13,120ft)and Kinangop at 12,816ft) The park is 100km north of Nairobi. The Aberdare range was named J.J Thomson in 1884 in honour of Lord Aberdare, who at that time was president of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Historical society.The Rhino charge is an annual fund raiser to cater for fencing the Aberdare National park as a means of protecting East Africa largest indigenous forest from destruction.

 

Enjoy your Kenya Safari in the wildest and most beautiful National Park in Kenya - Samburu
 

SAMBURU GAME RESERVE

Located on the banks of the Ewaso Ngi’ro River and neighbours Buffalo springs national Reserve on the opposite bank. It covers 165km and 350km from Nairobi. In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ngi’ro flows through doum palm groves and thick riverine forest that provide water without which the game in the reserve would not survive. The samburu National reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raise Elsa the lioness, made famous in the best-selling book and award winning movie, Born Free and its sequels.
The Samburu Reserve is also the home of kamunyak (the blessed one)a lioness who adopted six Oryx calves between 2002 and 2003.


BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVE
Buffalo Springs national Reserve is separated from the Samburu National Reserve by the Ewaso Ngiro river. It is less hilly and less dense than Samburu but equally attractive. Buffalo Springs takes its name from n oasis of clear water at the western end of the sanctuary.
The reserve is 131km and lies on the leeward side of Mount Kenya, rarely receiving rain. During the struggle for independence in Kenya, Mau mau freedom fighter hid in the park. The legendary Mau Mau general Mathege passed through when fleeing to Ethiopia. There is a pool of spring water caused by bombing during the 2nd World War by European forces.


Activities.
Bird watching, Hiking, Camping, Game drives.

SHABA NATIONAL GAME RESERVE.
The remote reserve in northern Kenya is a rugged wilderness featuring hot spring, rolling savannah, miles of scrub desert , a waterfall and the Ewaso nyiro which supports a diversity of wildlife. this reserve was established in 1968.A solitary mountain rises to 2,145m from an otherwise flat area.


Attractions.
Gravy zebra,Somali ostrich,gernuk,the Reticulated giraffe,gazelles,lesser kudus,leopard,lion,elephant and birds life.
Activities: Bird watching. Game drives, Hiking, Camping.

 

NANYUKI
The Equator passes through the southern part of Nanyuki. Climbers and backpackers visit Nanyuki on their way to or from Mount Kenya along the Sirimon and Burguret routes and many other tourists pass through the town.


Attractions.

Tourists can visit a number of parks and reserves around Nanyuki.The most popular is mount Kenya National park, others are Ol pejeta conservancy,Lewa wildlife conservancy, Samburu National Reserve, buffalo Hills national Reserve and Shaba National Reserve.

Visit Sweetwaters Private Reserve at Mount Kenya. Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is the only sanctuary of its kind in Kenya. A gentle and charming diversion for children and adults alike, it offers visitors the unique opportunity to visit where 26 orphaned chimps enjoy the peace and harmony of their natural environment. After staying overnight at Sweetwater Tented Camp you will continue your safari at Samburu National Park. There will be 2 nights at the Samburu Serena Lodge under the clear African sky. Each cottage has a private verandah overlooking the river so that the crocodiles can be seen feeding. Game drives are extra special at Samburu as nature reserve is renowned for a range of rare game Reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, the long-necked gerenuk and the Beisa oryx. There are also over a hundred species of birds including the Somali ostrich.
 
Accommodation:
Sweetwaters Tented Camp - 39 tents with a view of a water hole, swimming pool

Samburu Ashnil Camp - 24 tents, swimming pool
 
Price per person in a double room: per request €
children under 12 years: 70% of the adult rate

Please ask about special offers for more guests.
 

Price includes:
- park entry fees
- full board accommodation
- all game drives
- maximum of 6 guests in one Landcruiser
- hotel transfer
- extra lunch on the last day
- flight Mombasa - Nairobi - Mombasa
- 2 bottles of water per person
- Flying Doctors Insurance

Additional costs:
Drinks, sodas, beers, wines, personal expenses

You can extend your safari individually or visit more National Parks (Aberdares, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara)