This 5 Days Safari Mount Kenya commence from Nairobi hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and end at Nairobi hotel or airport. On this five days safari visiting Aberdare National park,Samburu National Reserve and Meru National Park, Guests on this Safari have high chance of spotting different types wild animals and different species of birds. On this safari Guests will have a chance of viewing Mount Kenya.
A visit to Mount Kenya Safari is an enchanting experience that immerses you in the breathtaking beauty of Africa’s second-highest peak. Located in central Kenya, this majestic mountain offers a unique combination of wildlife, lush forests, and awe-inspiring landscapes that captivate the soul.
As you embark on your journey, the air becomes crisp and refreshing, welcoming you to the abundant wildlife that calls Mount Kenya home. The diverse ecosystem supports a myriad of species, including elephants, buffalos, leopards, and various species of primates. Safari drives and guided walks allow you to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, creating memories that last a lifetime.
The surrounding forests exude a sense of tranquility, enticing you to explore their hidden treasures. Venture into the dense canopies, where sunlight filters through the leaves, casting a mystical glow on the moss-covered ground. The melodious calls of colorful birds fill the air, adding to the symphony of nature that surrounds you.
For the adventurous souls, scaling Mount Kenya’s peaks presents an exhilarating challenge. The mountain offers a range of climbing routes, catering to both seasoned climbers and beginners alike. Ascending its snow-capped peaks rewards you with breathtaking panoramas, as the vast expanse of the African plains stretches out before you.
At night, the starlit skies above Mount Kenya reveal their splendor. Far from the city lights, the constellations shine brightly, as if painting a celestial masterpiece across the heavens. The serenity of the night is interrupted only by the distant calls of nocturnal animals, reminding you of the wild beauty that envelops this extraordinary place.
A visit to Mount Kenya Safari is an immersive experience that transports you into the heart of Africa’s natural wonders. It is a journey that connects you with the wild, ignites your sense of adventure, and leaves an indelible mark on your soul, forever reminding you of the untamed beauty that exists in the world.
This program can commence at the airport or from any city hotel as per your wish.
Pick up is usually early in the morning Aberdare National park. Approximately 2-hour drive arriving in time for lunch at lodge as well as check in. Afternoon at leisure with game viewing from the ark lodge .. or Tree top hotel.
Aberdare national park
Aberdare National Park is a high-altitude national park created to protect the slopes and moorland of the Aberdare Mountains.
The park is a perfect location for topography enthusiasts and for viewing Kenya’s animals and birds.
The topography ranges from high moorland, hills and peaks to indigenous forest, ravines, streams and waterfalls.
Due to its high altitude, the park is very rainy and misty, with roads that become impassable during the wet season.
The Kenya Wildlife Service and Rhino Ark, a charity dedicated to the protection of the area and its wildlife, run Aberdare National Park. Aberdare is home to the second largest herd of endangered black rhinos.
Dinner and overnight stay at The Ark Lodge or Tree Top hotel.
Early breakfast at the ark. Depart for Samburu National Reserve Arrive in time for lunch at Ashnil Samburu safari camp -situated on the banks on the Ewaso Nyiro river! After lunch depart for your first game drive in this magnificent game reserve
Animals expected to be spotted include; herds of elephants as they roam or bathe in the waters of the Ewaso Nyiro! Other big mammals comprise herds of buffalos, gazelles, impalas, Elands, Beisa oryxes among others.
You will also with a bit of luck, have a chance to see super predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals! In the evening drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Safari Camp
Tea or coffee. Early morning game drive. Breakfast at the camp. Relax in your accommodation until lunch time.
After lunch you will have your afternoon game drive in the game reserve until sunset. Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge of choice
Samburu national reserve
The 165 sq. km reserve is rich in wildlife with fame for abundance in rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as Samburu Special).
The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adapted the baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve).
Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Bird-life is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by several riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve.
Samburu special birds
Five species categorized as vulnerable have recorded in the reserve. These are African Darter, Great Egret, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle and the Yellow-billed Ox-pecker. Critically endangered species under CITES – Pancake tortoise ( malacochersus tornieri ) is found in the reserve.
Breakfast at the camp. Departure for Meru national park with a game drive en route.
Arrive in time for lunch. Lunch then relax at your lodge or camp until 0400 hours. Embark to the evening game drive.
Meru National Park
Meru National Park is wild and beautiful. Straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams, it is an especially beautiful area of Kenya.
Attractions of Meru national park
It has diverse scenery from woodlands at 3,400ft (1,036m) on the slopes of Nyambeni Mountain Range, north east of Mt. Kenya, to wide open plains with meandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms.
Wildlife of Meru
Game to view includes: lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard black rhino, zebra, gazelle, oryx and some of the rarer antelope, Lesser Kudu and duiker, also the more common Dik Dik, one of Africa’s smallest antelope. Large prides of lion can be seen and some of Kenya’s largest herds of buffalo.
The rivers abound with hippo and crocodile, fishing for barbus and catfish is permitted at camp sites and along the Tana River.
In the mid 1980’s, the Park suffered from poaching, however KWS armed wildlife security patrols have driven out the poachers and the elephant population has stabilized with breeding herds settling down.
Over 300 species of birds have been recorded, including: Red-necked falcon, Heuglins courser, brown-backed woodpecker, sunbirds Peter’s Finfoot, inhabiting the Murera and Ura Rivers; Pel’s Fishing Owl, kingfishers, rollers, bee-eaters, starlings and weavers
Return at around 1800hours for dinner and overnight stay at iKWETA Safari Camp
Breakfast at the camp before driving back to Nairobi with a game drive en route. Arrive at Nairobi around midday. Transfer to the airport or drop off at your Nairobi hotel.