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Kenya Safari

  • Where?

    Kenya

  • Altitude

  • Duration

    4 days

  • Weather

  • Physical

    P1

  • Technical

    T1

  • P1 - Gentle walking over relatively flat terrain. A light day sack up to 4kg may be required to be carried. Suitable for those with minimal exercise experience.

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  • T1 - No technical skills are needed.  A good steady walking ability only is required.

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  • Overview

  • Date & Prices

  • Pics & Vids

  • Itinerary

  • Kit List

  • FAQ's

Overview

If you can squeeze a few extra days onto your expedition we do very much suggest you bolt this on to your Mount Kenya climb.

It is an exciting action-packed safari that is fully explained in the itinerary so please whiz over to the next tab to read about what you could be enjoying.

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Date & Prices

Departure & Return

Duration

Price (excl. flight)

Price (incl. flight)

Start: 17 March 2019
End: 20 March 2019

Price without flights:  £860

17 March 2019

20 March 2019

4 days

£860

N/A

Start: 30 September 2019
End: 03 October 2019

Price without flights:  £860

30 September 2019

03 October 2019

4 days

£860

N/A

Included

  • Safari cost based on minimum group size of 6
  • 2 Nights full board, based on 2 sharing at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp in Ol Pejeta Ranch
  • Ground transportation in a custom safari mini with a pop-out roof hatch on an exclusive basis with services of a driver guide (4×4 Safari Land Cruiser also available at additional charges)
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Boat ride in Lake Naivasha
  • Crescent Island nature walk
  • All park fees
  • All meals as described in the itinerary
  • 4 bottles of water (300ml) per person per day in the vehicle

Not Included

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Items of personal nature e.g.  laundry, room service
  • Extra/outdoor activities offered by the individual lodges or hotels and any other service not mentioned above
  • Staff and guide gratuities
  • Accommodation on day 3, if there are no night flights back to the UK
  • Any additional costs associated with leaving the expedition early including any airline surcharges as a result of changing return airline tickets

Pics & Vids

Itinerary

DAY 1 : Arrive at Ol Pejeta Ranch

After having had a few beers the night before, there’s no rush this morning and after a leisurely breakfast we will be picked up by a Land Cruiser or minivan and taken to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy just west of Nanyuki, about 3 hours’ drive along good roads. Ol Pejeta is not a national park but a large ranch conservancy (in common with several similar systems across Kenya) that seeks to integrate wildlife conservation and wildlife tourism with sustainable farming. It is financially self-sustaining and doesn’t rely on any government handouts. It is East Africa’s largest black rhino conservancy, the only place in Kenya to host chimpanzees, and has one of the highest big predator densities in Kenya. The vast ranch maintains a very small number of camps of various levels, of which Sweetwaters Camp is one and which will be home for the next 2 nights.

Sweetwaters sits on a natural waterhole at the centre of the 110,000 acre conservancy and has a small number of permanent tents most with views of the waterhole so you can kick back and watch the giraffes and rhino visiting the waterhole from the comfort of your bed! The former colonial farm manager’s house also has a laid back bar and restaurant, a pool and for those of you with aching legs after your efforts on the mountain, you can also grab a massage. After we have settled in we will head out for an afternoon game drive and with the cool evening air we hope to spot quite a few of the famous big five.

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DAY 2 : Safari at Sweetwaters

We’ll be woken early for the pre-breakfast morning game drive and can watch the sun rise over Mount Kenya as we search for game. The drives are dictated by the movement of the animals but the guides are always in contact with each other and share locations of the game. Elephants, giraffe, buffalo, leopards and rhinoceros and lions all wander freely through the reserve and there will be plenty of opportunities to get some great photographs. We’ll be back for a late breakfast and then have time to relax – as the heat kicks in the animals retreat into the shadows and disappear until it begins to cool down once more.

Sweetwaters is also home to a Chimpanzee Sanctuary, initially established to receive and provide lifelong refuge to orphaned and abused chimpanzees from West and Central Africa, the Sanctuary is now home to 42 chimpanzees being carefully nursed back to health so they can enjoy the rest of their days in the safety of a vast natural enclosure, this is a great place to visit during the daytime whilst the majority of the game are taking a siesta. Late afternoon we will again head off on safari before we crack open the Tusker beers and relax into dinner.

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DAY 3 : Naivasha Park and transfer to Nairobi

Another early start for a final game drive, exploring a different area of the conservancy before a late breakfast.

After we have eaten and packed we head to Naivasha where we will have an early lunch in the country park and an afternoon visit to the Crescent Island game park.

Naivasha is one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya situated on the shores of the fresh water Lake Naivasha. The lake is 18 metres at its deepest and attracts huge amounts of wildlife. Crescent Island is actually a peninsular accessible by boat – the lake is home to many hippos that will clearly be visible as we cross the lake – before taking a a leisurely walk and getting seriously up close and personal with zebra, giraffe and impala in this predator-free park. The shores of the lake abound with birdlife especially huge numbers of pelicans, cormorants and fish-eagles with their haunting cry. We plan to depart at Naivasha around 6:00pm for our transfer back to Nairobi so as to catch the late night flight back home arriving into the UK the next day.

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DAY 4 : Arrive UK

Today you arrive back in the UK early AM.

On some occasions, there are no night flights and if that’s the case you will leave early this AM on a day flight and arrive back in the UK later this evening.

These are subject to minor changes depending on flight arrival and departure times, weather, group dynamics and fitness and so on, but the itinerary outlined provides an excellent indication of the trek and what you will experience.

Kit List

No additional kit list is needed.

FAQ's

Please get in touch with the office as these are yet to be updated on the website.

Straight from the start when we were met from the airport everything seemed to just flow, and if there were any problems they were dealt with quickly, and to mutual satisfaction by all involved. Overall 360 Expeditions staff were first class.

Lee Stacey, General, 2015
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