Day 1: Nairobi-Aberdares National Park
Early breakfast ,checkout and head to Aberdares National Park. We will make a stop for lunch at Aberdares Country Club,Or OUTSPAN HOTEL, the base hotel for the Ark lodge. Later in the afternoon transfer to the Ark Lodge -oR TREE TOP HOTEL, the transfer is done by the lodge using their own vehicle. Any excess luggage can be left at Aberdares Country Club to be picked when checking out the next day.
The Ark lodge, as its name sounds, resembles Noah's Ark. The lodge is set within Aberdare National Park overlooking a waterhole and salt lick which attract several animals as they come to drink water in the evenings and mornings. Game viewing is mostly done from the viewing areas/balconies/decks located within the lodge which provides excellent view of the game as they come to drink at the waterhole. There is also an underground bunker which offers great views especially for wildlife photographers.
Aberdares National Park has a diverse ecosystem, hosting such unique species as the bongo antelope which is found only within Mount Kenya region. Others include: buffalo, rhinos, elephants, warthog, leopard, serval cat, waterbuck, reedbuck, hyenas, and dikdik. The forest and thicker areas are home to elephants, bush duiker, monkeys, bushbuck, leopard and black rhino. Apart from game viewing, you can also engage in other activities such as guided bush walks or nature walks, bird watching, and even golfing during your stay at Aberdares,.
Overnight at The Ark OR TREETOP HOTEL (lunch, dinner and breakfast)
Day 2: ABERDARES - Meru national park .
Early morning game drive, breakfast and drive towards meru national park. Safari photo upto noon, check in at Meru mt kenya lodge or any lodge/camp of your choice, have lunch and relax upto 4 pm.
Game drive upto 6:30 pm , back to your hotel/camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3; Meru National park -Samburu game reserve.
Early morning break fast, early gamedrive and then depart for Samburu national reserve where you will arrivein time for lunch.
Check in at the lodge and after short relaxation, we will proceed for an afternoon game drive which starts from 1600hrs till sunset.
Samburu National Reserve lies in Northern Kenya. The reserve is rich in flora and fauna and is famous for its unique game which includes: Beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, and gerenuk. The reserve is part of the ecosystem that includes the neighbouring Shaba and Buffalo Springs national reserves.
Apart from the unique species, other game found in this region include: elephants, buffalo, rhino, lion, leopard, wild dog, eland, the endangered pancake tortoise, crocodile, among many others. Over 450 species of birds reside here including the water species in Uwaso Nyiro River. The reserve's surrounding is inhabited by semi-nomadic Samburu tribe, whom we will have chance to interact with during a visit to a nearby local village if time permits.
Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge,Samburu Serena,Sarova shaba,Funan special campsite, Samburu Interprids, Samburu lodge, Ashnil Samburu camp,Elephant Bedroom camp, OR Joys camps (lunch, dinner and breakfast included)
Day 4 ; Samburu exploration
Enjoy early morning after breakfast , Enjoy your full day safari game drive in samburu game reserve, lunch in picnic at the Buffalo springs. Back to your hotel by 6 in the evening for dinner and overnight.Day 5; Samburu Nairobi.
Early morning breakfast , game drive upto 9 am, Check out of the park direction Nairobi. Lunch in Nyeri town before we proceed to Nairobi city.
Back by 3pm or 4pm depending on the traffic jam in the city.