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7 Days 6 Nights
Availability : Jan 1’ - Dec 31’
Nairobi
Nairobi
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 33
Tour Details

This 7 Days Meru Samburu and Reteti Conservation Safari involves two (2) ecosystems that are known for their amazing wildlife such as the special five that inhabit the Northern hemisphere. Starting with Meru National Park which is ideal for travelers searching for something off the beaten track. The park is one of the less visited yet most scenic park in Kenya with Mt. Kenya visible in the far distance. It is also known for its elephant herds and the rare Gerenuk antelope. The park is also renowned for its successful rhino conservation efforts. You’ll see rhinos in the enclosed rhino sanctuary in the park. The park is truly a bird watchers paradise with over 400 species recorded. This Safari gives you a chance to view a rich variety of wildlife including the big five – elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and lion as well as cheetah, hippo, zebra, giraffe, hartebeest, oryx, oribi, water-buck and abundant bird life. Enjoy the lush riverine forests, coursing rivers and in contrast the vast dry open plains dotted with baobabs. Meru is a totally unspoilt part of Kenya, revel in the remote and rugged atmosphere found here.
At
Samburu National Reserve you will marvel at wildlife found only north of the equator such as long necked Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Somali Ostrich. The Ewaso Nyiro River dotted with doom palms, acacia and giant fig trees meanders through the reserve.
The highlight of this 7 Days Meru Samburu and Reteti Conservation Safari package will be a visit to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary where you’ll appreciate the elephant conservation initiative that is run by the local people. When visitors arrive at the sanctuary, there is an introduction by one of the keepers and an opportunity to witness one of the feeding sessions from a shady, elevated platform looking down into the main enclosure. The baby elephants are bottle-fed individually by the care-givers, up close to the viewing platform.

Departure & Return Location

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

In the morning

Price Includes

  • All Meals
  • Accomodation as per the itinerary
  • Professional Safari Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Extra Activities
  • Tips to porters, waiters and safari guide
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
What to Expect

The 7 Days Meru Samburu and Reteti Conservation Safari involves two (2) ecosystems that are known for their amazing wildlife such as the special five that inhabit the Northern hemisphere package takes you to the north of Kenya and the visit helps you explore an area that is less crowded but very unique in terms of wildlife.

  • Meru National park
  • Samburu Special Five
  • Feeding of Elephants babies
  • Nyambene Hills
  • Equator
Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi - Meru National Park

Depart after breakfast and drive through the rich agricultural central Kenya passing Embu and meander through the hilly Meru area to reach Meru National Park. You will enjoy the beautiful sceneries en route such as views of snowcapped Mt Kenya. The road meanders through deep valleys especially after Embu town where you can make several stopovers for sightseeing.
In the afternoon enjoy your game drive in the untamed wilderness. Drive through the extensive rhino sanctuary and at the animal rich National Park while enjoying the breathtaking view of the hills surrounding the Park.
Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Rhino River Camp or similar : FB

Day 2Meru National Park

Spend the full day in the Meru National Park with morning and afternoon game drive. Meru was made famous by the book and film Born free that recounted the story of the lives of George and Joy Adamson, and the lioness, Elsa. Wild animals to be spotted in Meru National Park include; large herds of Buffalo, Bushbuck, Eland, Duiker, Elephant, Gazelle, Giraffe, Genet, Hartebeest, Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck and Gravy Zebra.
You will also spot the Baboons, Jackal, Hyena, Kudu, Lion, Oryx, Mongoose, Oribi, Vervet
Monkeys, and Warthogs. In addition, you may see Wild dog, Caracal, Bushbaby, Cheetah, Dik-dik, Civet, Leopard, Bushpig, Otter, Porcupine, Black, and White Rhino.
Along the rivers, you will see abundant Hippo and Crocodiles. Birdlife includes Peter’s fin foot which inhabits the Murera and Ura Rivers, the Pel’s Fishing Owl, Rollers, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Starlings, and numerous Weavers.
Dinner and overnight at Rhino River Camp or similar

Day 3Meru National Park

After breakfast we will spend the entire day in Meru National Park which was made famous through the story of Elsa the lioness of Born Free fame. She was raised and released by George & Joy Adamson in this region.
Explore the area, enjoying memorable wildlife encounters on your guided game drives.
Enjoy the lush riverine forests, coursing rivers and in contrast the vast dry open plains dotted with baobabs. Meru is a totally uncharted part of Kenya, revel in the remote and rugged atmosphere found here.
Dinner and overnight at Rhino River Camp or similar

Day 4Meru - Samburu

After breakfast we will depart Meru National Park for Samburu National reserve, the whole day will be spent exploring this amazing game reserve, with lunch at your lodge. Here, we have a great variety of wild animals. Its home to the big five, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Gerenuk, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, Grevy’s Zebra, Besia Oryx, Endangered Wild Dog as well as Pun cake Tortoise – Endangered. There are over 450 species of birds identified and aquatic species in the Waso Nyiro River including, vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others.
Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Lodge or similar

Day 5Samburu Game Reserve

Full day in Samburu Game Reserve with morning and afternoon game viewing drives, in search of animals found only north of the equator such as long necked Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Somali Ostrich. The Ewaso Nyiro River dotted with doom palms, acacia and giant fig trees meanders through the reserve.Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Lodge or similar

Day 6Reteti Elephant Sanctuary

After an early breakfast depart for a day trip to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary.
Reteti elephants sanctuary serves to provide rescue and care for orphaned elephant calves. Once here, the keepers provide 24-hour care until the elephant calf is fit to be released back into the wild – a process which takes several years to achieve depending on the age of the orphan when first rescued.
You’ll also take part in this noble initiative before returning back to samburu in the late afternoon period with game-viewing en route.
Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Lodge or similar

Day 7Samburu - Nairobi

After breakfast we will a game drive enroute to nairobi. we will also have a short stopover at the Equator Marker where you will have a chance to cross both north and south hemisphere. We will later on drive to Nairobi where you will be dropped at your booked hotel.

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