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Duration

8 Nights / 9 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

2 - 6 persons

Languages

English

Overview

OVERVIEW

This safari itinerary showcases the best of the Laikipia region in Kenya – a beautiful landscape
full of valleys, hills, ravines with the presence of Kenya’s highest mountain, Mt Kenya. Home to
large predators like lion, leopard and cheetah, the region also hosts many rare and endangered
species, as well as extraordinary birdlife.

This itinerary allows you to participate in activities like anti-poaching activities, empowering
women & local communities, schools & water projects, adopting an elephant orphan,
reafforestation, as well as taking in the beauty and solitude of the landscape.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend quality time with orphaned elephants, one-on-one
  • Horseriding in a 600-acre enclosure in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where the last 2 northern white rhinos are also present
  • A guided walk in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, followed by a bush breakfast by the river
  • Horseriding on the Laikipia plains, scattering seedballs to help in the regreening of Kenya
  • Meet East Africa’s first female ranger team, in Segera Conservancy
  • Take part in a foot patrol with the anti-poaching unit, in Segera Conservancy

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Nairobi and spend the day with giraffes and elephants
Day 01: Arrival Nairobi and spend the day with giraffes and elephants

Today it’s all about settling in and then visiting & feeding the Rothschild giraffe.
Later in the day, you will spend time with elephant orphans before retiring to your boutique hotel, Ololo Lodge, on the boundaries of the Nairobi National Park for dinner and overnight.

Day 02: Flight to the Ol Pejeta Rhino Conservancy
Day 02: Flight to the Ol Pejeta Rhino Conservancy

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa is where you will be spending the next 2 nights. This is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees. Enjoy a horse ride in a 600-acre predator-free enclosure which also has the last 2 remaining northern white rhinos in the world.
Nighttime brings the romance of a night game drive in the Conservancy, trying to spot genet & serval cats, porcupines, anteaters and if you are very lucky, lions, and leopards. Full board and overnight at Kicheche Laikipia

Day 03: Walking in the Conservancy
Day 03: Walking in the Conservancy

Spend the day in the Conservancy, which has some of the highest predator densities in the country. First a guided bush walk at 6.30 am learning about game trails, spoor identification, birds, insects and smaller mammals. 3 hours later a leisurely bush breakfast by the river. Later relax under the shade of a tree, or in the cool interior of your room.

An afternoon drive in the Conservancy incorporating a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Finally a cocktail by the bonfire before dinner and overnight in a warm, toasty bed. Full board and overnight at Kicheche Laikipia

Day 04: Horseriding adventures in Borana
Day 04: Horseriding adventures in Borana

Borana Conservancy with its amazing views of Mt Kenya is the next stop. Horseriding adventures are part of its DNA, and while galloping over the plains, you can scatter seedballs which help in reforestation, and the eventual greening of the planet. Day & night game drives in open-sided 4WD vehicles, and guided walks are also part of the adventure here. Full board and overnight at Borana Lodge.

Day 05: Conservation activities in Borana
Day 05: Conservation activities in Borana

Full day in Borana where you can immerse yourself in conservation activities like rhino tracking, joining deployments for anti-poaching activities, as well as visiting schools, a traditional Maasai village and the mobile clinic.

Adventurous activities you can also partake in include mountain biking, walking the canopy walkway at Ngare Ndare Forest, swimming in the crystal clear pools in the forest or visiting the largest permaculture project in East Africa. Full board and overnight at Borana Lodge.

Day 06: An oasis of luxury
Day 06: An oasis of luxury

For the next 2 nights, we will visit the Segera Conservancy – 50,000 acres of wild Kenyan savannah. With a very light footprint and magnificent views of the mountain, the lodge is a wonderful retreat to enjoy the next 2 nights. The Conservancy has opened migratory animal corridors by dropping fences, and now the Conservancy is filled with lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. Every year there are new generators of prey and predator and more elephants passing through the land. Full board and overnight at Segera Retreat.

Day 07: Game drives & much more
Day 07: Game drives & much more

Some of the activities available here in addition to game drives and guided walks, are visiting a women’s beading cooperative, visiting the Waterbank school with its unique water harvesting design, as well as the Laikipia Unity Football Academy, collecting wild honey from the beekeeping initiatives, taking part in a foot patrol with the anti-poaching unit, meeting with East Africa’s first female ranger team, a visit to a Samburu manyatta, as well as the local market or taking an art tour. Full board and overnight at Segera Retreat.

Day 08: Return to Nairobi
Day 08: Return to Nairobi

After breakfast, transfer to Nanyuki airstrip for your morning flight to Nairobi. Met on arrival and transferred to your boutique hotel on the edge of the Nairobi National Park for your last overnight in Kenya. Full board and overnight at Ololo Lodge.

Day 09: Departure flight home

Transfer to the airport where you will board your departure flight, carrying with you precious memories of the wildlife, and peoples of Kenya.

Included/Excluded

  • All airport and road transfer
  • All internal flights
  • Full board accommodation
  • Soft drinks, house wine, local beers, selected spirits
  • Laundry
  • Game drives
  • Park, conservancy and entrance fees
  • Visits to the Giraffe Centre and Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Night game drives and horseriding at Kicheche and Borana
  • Guided bush walks at Kicheche, Borana and Segera
  • Visits to the local communities at Borana and Segera
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Insurance
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities

Languages

English

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