Northern Kenya is an expansive spectacular semi-arid region. Most parts of Northern Kenya are sparsely populated with savanna grasslands providing a good habitat for many wild animals.
Situated in northern Kenya, covers an area of 870 square kilometers. It straddles the equator about 370 kilometers northeast of Nairobi. Thirteen permanent rivers originate from the high hills fringing the western boundary of the Park. Such an abundance of water flowing through a predominantly arid part of Kenya creates a mosaic of different habitats making Meru one of the most diverse Parks in the whole Africa. Meru National Park is home to species typical of northern Kenya such as reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Oryx, lesser kudu, which are not to be found in many other National Parks or areas in Kenya. Not to mention the classic African icons such as lion, cheetah, elephant, and hippo. Birdlife is particularly abundant with more than 400 different species recorded. A specific mention has to be made for the Rhino Sanctuary which is at the doorstep of Rhino River Camp. The area devoted to the protection and population increase of rhinos is today about 50 square kilometers and is located on the Western boundary of the Park. Here 40 white and 20 black rhinos roam freely.
Is one of the most exciting in East Africa and is made of several national reserves, private ranches and communally-owned group ranches that are more and more interconnected. Famous for its large population of elephants, Samburu stands out for the abundance of northern species that cannot be found in other areas of Kenya.
Kalama Conservation area, the wildlife sanctuary bordering with Samburu National Reserve where we are located, has an abundance of other rare species, like the leopard, the striped hyena, the civet. You will be taken to our secret spots, especially for bush dinner, or to the river for a picnic lunch that allows us to be with elephants, waterbuck, lion, impala, giraffe and all the Samburu species that go and drink water. If you are passionate about birds, Samburu is your preferred park: not only the species are abundant, but the birds are very tame and can be easily spotted and photographed.
These rugged plains and lush woodlands are home to some of the richest diversities of wildlife on the continent including the big five with the endangered black rhino.
Upon arrival at Nairobi’s JKI Airport, you will be met by our Safari Team. Your guide will transfer you to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
From Nairobi you will be flown to Meru National Park. You will be Picked up at airstrip and transferred to the hotel by our Safari team. You will have a mid-morning game drive before you take your lunch. After lunch you go for an afternoon game drive or participate in activitieslike bush walking, hiking, biking, fishing, guided bird-watching, visit villages, massages, or just relax at swimming pool.
Morning and afternoon game drives discovering the lush rivers of Meru and its dry areas, among large populations of elephant and other species.
After an early morning game and breakfast, you will be flown from Meru National Park to Samuburu. You will be picked at the airstrip by our Safari team and transferred to the hotel. You will have a full day game drive with exciting picnic lunch by the Uaso Niro River.
Early morning game drive into Samburu National Reserve and Buffalo Springs National Reserve, with picnic lunch, discovering the Special Five of Samburu: the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy zebra, the Oryx, the Somali ostrich and the gerenuk, all rare species that occur only in this part of the country; in the evening game drive in Kalama conservancy, a 200,000 acres private conservancy.
You will be driven to the neighboring Lakipia ecosystem. You will enjoy day and night game drives in the Mugie Sanctuary, Wildlife conservancy activities (Rhino Sanctuary and Laikipia Predator Project), Join in with day to day ranching activities, Bush breakfast, Sundowner, Camel walks, Fishing.
After breakfast transfer to airstrip for scheduled flight to Nairobi Wilson. You will be picked up by your driver guide for a tour that will take you to the Nairobi Animal Orphanage and the Nairobi Safari walk. After Lunch you will be driven to the Karen Blixen Museum and giraffe Centre. In the evening you will enjoy your farewell dinner with your driver guide and our Safari Team.