7 days
All year round
On this safari you have a good chance of seeing the Big 5 and much more – and that off the beaten tracks.
From Laikipia Plateau you have a wonderful view to Mt. Kenya and experience the rare rhinos in the Solio Reserve close and in large numbers.
In Aberdare National Park you can go hiking and see wild animals in the mountain forest.
Samburu National Reserve is home to elephants, lions, reticulated giraffes and Grevy’s zebras. Leopards can also be easily tracked here.
Good mid-range accommodations sweeten your stay in nature.
START/END Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi
PICK UP TIME Depending on the time of arrival of your flight
all accommodations all mentioned meals
drinking water in the vehicle park fees
all game drives mentioned guided walk in Aberdare NP
all game drives mentioned professional driver
drinks optional meals
optional activities tips

Day 1: Nairobi

Upon arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be expected by your driver with a nameplate and taken to your hotel a bit outside the noisy and hectic city centre – 1 overnight at Hotel Rudi.


Day 2: Nairobi - Laikipia Plateau

After a delicious breakfast, head to the fertile region of Mt. Kenya. You will arrive at the lodge for late lunch.

In the afternoon you can either explore the surroundings of the lodge or take a stroll through the small town of Nyeri and visit the market3 overnights at Rhino Watch Lodge (B/L/D).


Day 3: Solio Reserve

After breakfast, full day game drive at Solio Ranch.

Over 100 black and white rhinos live in the private sanctuary and it is not uncommon to spot larger groups. One can discover also big cats as well as buffalo, zebras, giraffes, antelopes, gazelles and hyenas.

Picnic at lunchtime in the reserve.

In the evening you will return to the lodge (B/L/D).


Day 4: Aberdares National Park

After an early breakfast you drive to Aberdares National Park Gate, where you will be accompanied by an armed ranger to go on a guided hike (3-4 hours). You cross dense mountain forest and spot the animals of the forest. If you are a good hiker, come even about the tree line to high-level moors and waterfallsand take your picnic in the nature.

In the afternoon, explore the park on a game drive to spot elephants, warthogs, buffaloand various species of monkeys. You might even see the giant bush pig or a bongo.

You will come back to the lodge in the late afternoon (B/L/D).


Day 5: Laikipia Plateau - Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast on the sun terrace, head north to the Samburu National Reserve.
On your game drive to the camp you will spot the first animals such as elephants, zebras and reticulated giraffes.

After lunch, we go on another game drive in the afternoon to spot lions and a leopardin the evening light.

Return to your camp by the river after sunset – 2 overnights at Samburu Intrepids Camp (B/L/D).


Day 6: Samburu National Reserve

Even today you will discover the beauties of landscape and wildlife of the reserve. Your day starts with an early morning game drive along the Ewaso Ngiro River before sunrise. The crocodile, gerenuk, Beisa-Oryx and more enjoy the first sunlight.

You will be back at camp for breakfast. You will then go on another game drive until noon.

After lunch and some rest, you will go on afternoon game drive to spot Somali ostrich, cheetah and Grevy zebra, among many other animals.

After sunset, you return to the camp and enjoy your dinner (B/L/D).


Day 7: Samburu National Reserve - Nairobi

Once again you can enjoy the morning hours in the national reserve: After another early morning game drive and breakfast at the camp, you do a slowly game drive to the park exit and then drive back to Nairobi.

Stop at the equatorin Nanyuki and for picnic lunch on the way.

You will arrive in the capital in the late afternoon and be dropped off either at your accommodation or at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (B/L).

(B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)

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