18 Jun Samburu Northern Kenya Expedition
If you’re looking for an adventure-filled trip for your travel squad and the whole family, it’s time to turn your sights towards Northern Kenya. Samburu is the perfect destination if you’re looking for the thrill of adventure travel and leisure time to unplug to soak it all in and get your blood pumping at the same time. Are you up for some bush adventure? Experience luxury in the wild with Turnup.Travel for 2nights- 3 days over Easter weekend! Our package gives you the best of leisure from – accommodation, dining experiences, an infinity pool in a luxury tented camp, epic adventure, excursions and game viewing opportunities to make the trip memorable! Why Turnup.Travel’s Easter Expedition? We design personalized and customized experiences to give you full exposure. Our Easter package gives you three full days exploring Samburu, excellent game viewing opportunities including elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard and of course the plains’ game. It’s unbeatable.
Activities and Excursions:
Game Drives, Guided Nature & Bush Walks, Bird Watching, Rhino Tracking, Bush Dinners, Sundowner, Hike up to Mt. Ololokwe and professional photoshoot.
6am: Meet at Bata Hilton and depart
8:30 am: Quick pit-stop and shopping at Nanyuki
9:00 am: Proceed to Isiolo
11 am: Arrive at Archer’s Post
1 am: Late lunch enroute – Samburu Intrepids will provide packed lunch and refreshments
2pm: Sera Rhino Sanctuary visit – Nature walk and rhino tracking
5pm: Head back to camp
7pm: Bush dinner
7am: Bush breakfast
8am: Game drive and head to Mt. Ololokwe
Full game drive, nature walk, hike up to Mt. Ololokwe and bird watching
1 noon: Lunch is served in the wild.
2pm: Descent of Mt. Ololokwe
4pm: Sundowner in the bush on the way back to camp
8pm: Bush Dinner
Pool Party till late
9 am: Bush breakfast
10 am: Departure
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES;
- Transport to and from Nairobi in a 4 WD Toyota Land Cruiser with A/C.
- Accommodation on full basis at The Samburu Interprids Luxury Tented Camp
- Game drives
- Mt. Ololokwe climb
- Rhino sanctuary visit
- A bottle of 1L mineral water (on the way to Samburu)
THE PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
- Park fees are Kshs 500/night for citizens; Kshs 1,000 Residents and $70 for Non-Residents.
- Alcoholic drinks (except for Sundowner)
- Lunch on the way back
- Tips and gratuities
ABOUT SAMBURU INTREPIDS CAMP
Samburu Intrepids is renowned as a pioneer of luxury camping in one of the world’s last truly great wilderness areas. Situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve, Samburu Intrepids looks out over riverbanks where herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra come daily to drink — together with the rarer ‘northern species’ of reticulated giraffe, Beisa’s Oryx and long-necked gerenuk antelope. Samburu Intrepids will show you this dramatic wilderness from a world of fascinating perspectives: through stirring early morning game drives, walking safaris with skilled Samburu guides to sedate camel rides. Samburu Game Reserve is unique, lying on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana and beyond. Physically dramatic, the 104 sq kilometre landscape of the Reserve features rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry river beds and fallen boulders rising out of the thorn scrub against a backdrop of the far-distant hills and the great red table mountain known as Ololokwe.
ABOUT SERA RHINO SANCTUARY
Sera became the first community conservancy in East Africa to own and operate a sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of the critically endangered black rhino. In May 2015, the Kenya Wildlife Service, NRT and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy partnered to move 20 black rhino into the new Sera Rhino Sanctuary. The move saw the critically endangered animal reintroduced to Samburu ranges 25 years since the last individual was poached in the area. Read more at http://www.nrt-kenya.org/sera/
About Mt. Ololokwe hike
This mountain is one of the easiest to access in Northern Kenya. It is only 1 1/2 hrs from Nanyuki, the same from Meru and only 45min from Isiolo Town. Mount Ololokwe, also known as Ol Donyo Sabache, is located on Namunyak Conservancy not far from Samburu Game Reserve. It rises out of the Samburu plains to around 2000m above sea level at its highest point and takes about 3-4 hours to hike up the mountain. The mountain is a pillar of cultural significance to the Samburu community. The exciting three hour climb to the table top of mountain is characterized by steep rocky elephant trail.
Difficulty level: Moderate
ACTIVITIES DURING THE HIKE
- Hike spectacular Mt. O’lolokwe with experienced guides
- Bush lunch
- Track and trace black rhinos – actively engage rangers monitoring endangered rhinos and other animals in the conservancy
- Exceptional bird watching and flora & fauna exploration
- Guided bush walk
- Visit ancient cycad forest and singing wells
- Learn about the flora, fauna and land formation processes https://thekenyancamper.com/2015/02/05/camping-ololokwe-samburu-kenya-2/