4 Days 3 Nights Aberdares / Samburu Luxury Safari

Itinerary Summary
This safari itinerary cover Aberdares National Park and Samburu Game Reserve, Stay overnight in a Tree Hotel in Aberdares enjoying Game viewing from your hotel terrace. At the plain of Samburu spot rare animals e.g. the gravy Zebras, the reticulated giraffes and Beisa Oryx roaming in Samburu National Park. Experience the rich culture of the Samburu people by visiting one of their Villages (Manyatta)

Day Destination Activities Accommodations Meals
1 Aberdare National Park Pick up from JKI Airport or from your hotel and drive to Aberdare National Park. Game viewing from Hotel Terrace The Ark hotel
Treetops Hotel
Serena Mountain Lodge
L, D
2 Samburu Game Reserve Drive to Samburu Game Reserve. Evening Game drive Sarova Shaba Lodge Samburu Sopa Lodge  Samburu Simba Lodge BB,L,D
3 Samburu Game Reserve Morning and Evening Game Drive in  Samburu Game Reserve. Sarova Shaba Lodge Samburu Sopa Lodge  Samburu Simba Lodge BB,L, D
4 Nairobi – Depart Drive to Nairobi. Drop off at Airport or your hotel   BB, LB

Abbreviations: BB – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, LB: Lunch Box

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Nairobi – Aberdares/Mt. Kenya National Park (Forest Tree Lodge)
Depart Nairobi after breakfast .Our destination today is the Aberdares National Park. We travel overland through plantations of coffee and tea to The Aberdares Country Club, nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill. After lunch, set off for the Ark tree lodge, located in the forest on mountain slopes of the Aberdares Mountains at 7,000 feet. This outstanding lodge offers high altitude game viewing, including animals that are rarely encountered elsewhere: Giant forest hog, Bush pig, Tree Hyrax, large Spotted Genet, and the elusive Bongo Antelope.

Wildlife can be observed from different levels – and from outside where you can see, hear and smell everything and inside where you can sit with a cup of tea and stay warm and cozy. You can put in a request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of Elephants might be just feet away and if you are lucky, a Leopard or large male Lion might put in an appearance.
Overnight at The Ark hotel or Treetops Hotel or Serena Mountain Lodge  Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2 – Forest Lodge – Samburu Game Reserve
This morning we travel by road to Kenya’s northern frontier. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe to Grevy’s zebras and Beisa oryxes.
Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge or Samburu Sopa Lodge or Samburu Simba Lodge  Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3 – Samburu Game Reserve
Dawn breaks in golden bands as we start our day in the bush by scanning the river from our tent’s veranda with a cup of steaming coffee in hand. Before the dew is off the grass, we’re off in pursuit of the Elephants, Lions, Leopards, and Cheetahs that thrive in the reserve’s grasslands and acacia woodlands. And so the day is spent in alternating pursuits of exploration in the bush and relaxation in our cozy camp or lodge.
Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge or Samburu Sopa Lodge or Samburu Simba Lodge  Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4 – Samburu – Nairobi
Depart our lodge after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi. Connect with one of our other exciting safari packages. Your choice of – the exotic Amboseli National Park, the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve (also known as the eighth wonder of the world), perhaps a climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro, or relax on the clean white sandy beaches of Mombasa Island along the warm Indian Ocean, are some of the wonderful options available. You can also choose to visit a children’s orphanage, explore the shops or simply relax before your departure tonight.

The tour includes

  • Transport by either Safari VAN or a 4×4 Landcruiser as per your choice
  • All applicable game Park Entrance fees.
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Ten meals (3 Breakfast, 4 lunches & 3 Dinner).
  • Airport picks up on arrival in Nairobi if required.
  • Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
  • Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari.
  • Round trip transport from Nairobi to the designated National Park.
  • Pre–tour itinerary document.
  • Extensive and unlimited Game drives.
  • Excursions & activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water while on board our safari Van/Jeep while on safari
  • All Government taxes and levies

The tour Excludes

  • Pre and post- tour accommodation which can be arranged on request
  • The cost of obtaining visa for Kenya.
  • Personal Taxes
  • Drinks like sodas, water, beer and wines at the hotels and lodges.
  • Gratuity for the driver guide, porters and waiter
  • Laundry costs, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
  • International flights
  • Optional excursions like a visit to Samburu Village

Tour Cost

HIGH SEASON – 15TH JUNE -1ST APRIL
 Safari vehicle of your choice Safari Van Safari Jeep
Price per person sharing twin/triple room/tent US$ 1084 US$ 1244
Single- Supplement per person US$ 198 US$198
Child price 2.5 – 12 years is 50% US$ 542 US$ 622
Christmas/New Year supplement per person per night; 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st December & 1st January. US$ 40 US$ 40
LOW SEASON- 2ND APRIL- 15TH JUNE
 Safari vehicle of your choice Safari Van Safari Jeep
Price per person sharing twin/triple room/tent US$ 915 US$1076
Child price 2.5 12 years is 50% US$ 458 US$ 538
Easter supplement per person per night US$ 40 US$ 40

Note// The tour is based on the stated lodges / Camp. You may request for other quotation based on other lodges of your choice

The cost may change if influenced by increment of park entrance fees, Government taxes

Payment Policy
– booking fee: 30% within 7 days after confirmation of the booking
– balance and full payments to be paid 25 days prior to safari starting date.
– Booking confirmed within 25 days to the tour starting date should be paid in full.

Ashford Tours is not liable for the progress of any booking incase of non-compliance of the above payment conditions. We recommend that you secure your booking with a deposit of 30% of the tour fees within 7 days of confirmation. The balance of payment is due 25 days prior to the tour starting date. Upon receipt of full payment, Ashford Tours will issue all relevant travel documents.

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel a confirmed booking, a cancellation fee will apply. A cancellation is only possible if communicated in written form. If you cancel a trip:
• At any time but over 45 days after your booking has been confirmed Ashford Tours and Travel retains 5% non-refundable deposit as administration costs on all services booked with us. We advise you to sign cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation fees.

  • Any monies paid will be refunded less the cost of cancellation fees levied by hotels or food expenses and administrative costs as indicated here below;
No of days to travel date Percentage forfeited of tour price
Over 45 days 5% Administration cost
25 – 45 days to arrival date 30% of tour price
24-15 days 50% of the tour price
7-14 days 70% of the tour price
Less than 6 days and no show No refunds. We retain 100% of the tour fee

• If you leave a tour for any reason after it has commenced we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services.

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