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Turkana Luxury Adventure Travel, Lake Turkana Safari Expedition, Lake Turkana Luxury Tour, Ethiopia Kenya Safari Adventure, Marsabit, Samburu Safari

Great Trans-African Private Safari, 7 Days and 6 Nights

(Ethiopia - Moyale Border Crossing, Marsabit National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve, Mt. Kenya National Park)

Highlights

This is an exciting and fascinating road trip which takes Clients from Ethiopia - the horn of Kenya  - Moyale to central Kenya for game viewing, scenery viewing, photography and cultural visits to some of the best wildlife sanctuaries and attractions in Kenya. You will visit the above mentioned destinations and will have an opportunity to spot a wide variety of wildlife including the rare wildlife species found only in Samburu National Reserve. You will travel with our experienced German-speaking tour guide/driver in 2 private 4x4 safari land cruisers and spend the nights in luxury lodges and a 4-star hotel in Nairobi.

Itinerary

Day 1: Moyale Border Crossing – Marsabit National Reserve
Upon arrival at Moyale border, you will find the tour guide/driver waiting for you and welcome you to Kenya. After a briefing about your safari and immigration formalities, depart to Marsabit National Reserve where you will spend the night. Lunch will be en route.

The Marsabit National Park lies in northern Kenya, about 560 km north of Nairobi in Marsabit district. The park comprises of densely forested mountain and three crater lakes that are the only permanent surface of water in the region and that provide habitat for a variety of bird life. Major wildlife species include the African elephant, the endangered Gravy’s zebra, lion, leopard, buffalo, bush buck, large herds of greater and lesser kudus, common zebra, grant gazelles and many other small antelopes. The park is famous for its elephant named Ahmed that was provided with 24 hr security surveillance by presidential decree in the 70's, to demonstrate Kenya's commitment to wildlife conservation.

  • Lodge: Marsabit Lodge
  • Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 2: Marsabit National Reserve
Spend the full day within the reserve enjoying game drives within the beautiful reserve. Carry packed picnic lunch to eat during the lunch break and continue with game drives till evening when you will be transferred back to the lodge for rest, dinner and overnight.

Marsabit National Reserve consists of a forested mountain that rises like an oasis in the middle of the desert wilderness and is the only source of permanent surface of water in the region. The three spectacular crater lakes provide habitat for a variety of bird life One of the lakes, Lake Paradise, is most scenic and famous from early films and writings of Martin Johnson and Vivien de Wattville. Ahmed, who boasted some of the biggest tusks ever recorded, died at age 55, and his body was preserved and is now on display in Nairobi National Museum.

  • Lodge: Marsabit Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Marsabit National Reserve – Samburu National Reserve 
After breakfast, you will drive to Samburu National Reserve with lunch en route. You may stop on the way for photography or scenery viewing as you stretch your legs and arrive at Samburu in the evening. Upon arrival, check in to the lodge for rest and dinner.

Samburu National Reserve is a wildlife haven. Here you will spot Africa's big cats-lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopard. Some animals are unique to this northern Kenya Park; gravy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, kudus and gerenuk. The Ewaso Nyiro River, which is the boundary with the neighboring Buffalo Springs National Reserve, is where the elephant buffalo and other animal species gather for a drink. You will find the scenic semiarid landscape quite dramatic. The reserve is located within the lands of the colorful semi-nomadic Samburu tribesmen.

  • Luxury lodge: Samburu Serena Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Samburu National Reserve
You will spend the day viewing wildlife such as the mighty elephant, lion, and the rare northern specialties such as the Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx, Somali Ostrich and Gravy’s Zebras. You may also see the crocodile getting some sun on the sandbank or snapping their jaws during their feed. You will enjoy a picnic lunch and later on in the evening, be transferred back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

In addition to Kamunyak, the renowned lioness famous for adopting Oryx calves, the Samburu National Park boasts of some several species of animals which are considered unique to the region, including its unique dry-country animal life. All three big cats, Lion, Cheetah and Leopard can be found here, as well as Elephants, Buffalo and Hippos. Other mammals frequently seen in the park include Gerenuk, Grant's gazelle, Kirk's Dik-dik, Impala, Water buck, Gravy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and Reticulated Giraffe. Rhinos are no longer present in the park due to heavy poaching. There are over 350 species of birds which include Somali Ostrich, Kingfisher, Sunbird, Bee-eater, Marabou Stork, Tawny Eagle, Bateleur, Guinea fowl and Vultures. The Ewaso Nyiro River contains large numbers of the Nile crocodile.

  • Luxury lodge: Samburu Serena Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Samburu National Reserve – Mt. Kenya National Park
Enjoy an early morning pre breakfast game driver for a chance to spot the animals when they are most active before sunrise. After breakfast you will depart Samburu National Reserve for Mt. Kenya National Park arriving in time for lunch at the lodge or camp. After lunch and rest, you will set out to explore the pristine wilderness, lakes, tarns, glaciers and peaks of Mount Kenya. You will be able to view some of the rare and endangered species of animals and some species of endemic plants.  These are of great beauty and are the major attractive features of the region.  On a very clear day, mountain climbers on top of Mount Kenya are able to see Mount Kilimanjaro to the south, Mount Elgon to the west, Marissa Mountain to the north and the Indian Ocean to the east.

The local communities surrounding Mount Kenya are mainly the Kikuyu, Meru, and Embu. The Kikuyu communities believe that their God lived on Mount Kenya when he came down from the sky. That mountain was God's throne on earth.  Mt. Kenya dominates the southern and western sides of the mountain where agriculturalists are highly favored by the fertile volcanic soil on the lower slopes. The Meru communities dominate the East and North of the Mountain, and are known to keep livestock. The Embu people, like the Kikuyu believe that the mountain is the home of their God and they therefore dominate the windward side of the Mountain. Because of this, all the communities around the region believe that Mount Kenya is Sacred.

  • Luxury lodge: Serena Mountain Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: Mt. Kenya National Park – Nairobi
After breakfast, check out of the lodge and depart to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. After lunch, be treated to a complimentary tour of Nairobi city excursion before being transferred to a hotel for rest, dinner and overnight.

Mt. Kenya is the largest mountain in Kenya and is a dome-shaped central volcano.  Several types of volcanic rocks make up the mountain.  There are ten glaciers covering the volcano peaks. The National Park around Mt Kenya is very different from all others. For one thing, the protected area only starts at a height of 3,300meters above sea level and because of the rough mountain country is unsuitable for a motor safari. Although many animals live here (e.g. Elephants, Buffaloes) you do not see many of them except at the water hole by the "mountain lodge" where particularly at night many animals can be observed. The unique vegetation and fantastic scenery attract mountaineers and botanists who can plunge through mountain forests draped with lianas, bamboo and fields of giant heather before coming to the Alpine moorland, bizarre volcanic formations and finally, the eternal ice and glaziers of the summit region.

  • 4-star hotel: Fairview Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7: Nairobi – Departure – Zurich
Have a whole day at leisure and shopping on your own. In the evening, you will be met at the hotel and transferred to Carnivore Restaurant for your evening dinner and consequently transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch the flight back to your next destination.

  • 4-star hotel: Fairview Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

End of Safari

Cost of safari

Please request for the safari cost by filling in your details after clicking on the Reservations Button below. The price depends on season of travel, class of accommodation and the size of the group.

Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation based in double rooms/twin rooms (single room supplement indicated)
  • All meals as indicated in itinerary 
  • Transport in 2 private 4x4 safari land cruisers with pop up roof for game viewing and photography
  • Pick up from the Moyale Border
  • Complimentary Nairobi city excursion
  • Airport transfers on your departure days
  • Services of an experienced German speaking tour driver/guide
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All applicable Government taxes and levies

Cost Excludes:

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to lodge staff and driver/guide
  • Optional cultural visit to Samburu villages
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Any local or international flights and departure taxes
  • Laundry services
  • Any other item not included in our itinerary
  • Personal Travel Insurance

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