Womens’ Adventures: 11 days and 10 nights
AREAS VISITED: Mt Kenya area/ Samburu Game Reserve /Laikipia/ Lake Naivasha /Hell’s Gate National Park
Activities: Walk, Wildlife Viewing, Cultural, biking, Yoga, Horse riding
Activity Level: Moderate/Strenuous
Arrive into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKA) in Kenya and then transfered to your hotel in Nairobi.
Today we shall begin a safari by visiting the elephant orphanage that was started in honor of David Sheldrick by Daphne Sheldrick and then drive 21/2 -3 hrs to Mt Kenya.The journey takes you north from Nairobi towards Mt Kenya, a massive snow capped mountain astride the equator. En route we pass through Kenya’s lush farmland of the Kikuyu people and arriving at our safari lodge on the slopes of Mt Kenya.
After breakfast you will drive 45 minutes to 1 hour to Eastern slope of Mt Kenya. The day is a fun-filled day, kicking off with a bike ride in the afternoon through the lush area on the slopes of Mt Kenya, cultural interaction, horse riding (Optional) walks.
Today there will several activities to choose from mainly—-game viewing on horseback, nature walks,and sturdy hike on the slopes of Mt. Kenya.
Yoga and walks learning plants and their useful and medicinal value. Enjoy evening Yoga and dinner on the camp.
You take a morning game drive and practice Yoga whilst watching the sunrise. After breakfast, you discover the hidden caves and the nearby hippopotamus. You arrive back at camp in time for lunch and set out in the late afternoon for a Game Drive and Yoga on the open plains at dusk. Dinner is served back at camp followed by a camp bonfire.
Today you will drive 21/2 – 3 hours to Samburu game reserve. From the cool mountain forest, our routes passes through the equator skirting by Mount Kenya to the vastness of the northern Frontier District.The road descends to arid plains to the famous Samburu Game Reserve. We will have dropped 5,500 feet in elevation and traveled through incredible habitats today. Our home in Samburu will be the modern Samburu Serena Lodge, which is built amidst river line woodland. We will spend 2 days driving through this beautiful terrain of Samburu National Park looking for the unique animals to this region.
Today we will have a full day exploring this arid but incredibly rich Eco-system look for unique wildlife and birds. We shall also interact with the Samburu tribe, who are cousins to the Masai tribe and enjoy seeing their traditional way of life utilizing camels as a nomadic tribe.
Today You will drive 4-5 hrs to Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha will be our next two days home. Lake Naivasha is one the fresh lakes in the Great Rift valley and a popular spot for bird watching and game viewing on crescent island . It is also home to George and Joy Adamson, author of ” Born Free” . During our stay at lake Naivasha, we shall visit George and Joy Adamson former house. The house contains a small collection of Joy Adamson’s painting and artifacts, memorabilia from the Born Free film and a range of photos documenting their work on conservation and the relationship with the lioness Elsa . We shall also explore the Hell gate national park. The park is famous for it’s sheer vertical cliffs that are popular with rock climbers, trekking enthusiast and birders. Walks and biking (for rent) are offered at the park, an incredible way to experience and enjoy wildlife up close.
Another fun-filled day biking through Hell’s Gate National Park an incredible way to experience and enjoy wildlife up close on a bike. Boat riding on Lake Naivasha and wallking on cresent Island and cultural interaction.
Today in early afternoon we shall drive back to Nairobi and fly back home in the late evening.