4 Days Samburu and Aberdare National Park




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This 4-day tour will take you to two of the most stunning parks in Kenya with two different ecosystems, i.e. Samburu National Reserve which has an arid and semi-arid ecosystem and Aberdare National park which is characterized by a mountain vegetation. Samburu’s vast expanse of remote pristine wilderness is inhabited by iconic wildlife and a tranquil ambiance blankets this wildlife haven. Located in the North of Laikipia, one of the less-visited regions in Kenya, this reserve promises an authentic wilderness experience. Aberdare National Park on the other hand is characterized by picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland. The park provides a habitat for numerous wildlife adaptive to the mountain vegetation.


  • 3 Nights’ accommodation at a Lodge/Camp
  • Meals on Full Board Basis
  • Ground Transport in a comfortable safari vehicle for game viewing and photography
  • All Park entrance fees
  • Comprehensive game drives as per the itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking Professional Driver Guide
  • Drinking Water
  • All taxes/VAT
  • Drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Cultural Samburu Village fees
  • Anything Not Mentioned Above

Tour Amenities

Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry service
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

Tour Plan

On this day, you will be met by our representative in Nairobi who will brief you on your safari, and thereafter you will depart Nairobi for a scenic drive to the North through the scenic Mount Kenya highlands to Samburu National Reserve. Arrive in time for check in and lunch. Relax then enjoy an afternoon game drive within the reserve. Return to your lodge/tented camp for dinner and overnight
Early breakfast followed by a full day of game drive within the reserve. Samburu is home to the rare northern special five species (Grevy zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx) this craggy, rugged region unfolds a romantic, awe-inspiring safari experience. Captivating Samburu elephant herds saunter over this game rich reserve and big cats prowl through thick acacia forest. The reserve also has numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro River. You will have a break for your picnic lunch in the middle of nowhere with an amazing view of the park. After this you will go back to the hotel for a few hours of relaxation as you enjoy the hotel facilities before embarking for the afternoon game drives. During your stay, you also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Samburu people to witness their culture which is an exceptional experience. Meals and overnight at your lodge/tented camp.
Early morning drive followed by a delicious breakfast before departing for a leisurely drive to the Aberdare National Park where you will be then transferred to The Ark lodge. You need a small overnight bag for your essentials of the night at The Ark Lodge, rest of the luggage will be left in safe custody at the Aberdare Country Club. You will be watching wildlife from the lodge balcony and under-ground bunkers. Occasionally you will receive alarms at night from your room when special animals come to the flood-lit water-hole. Enjoy dinner and overnight at The Ark Lodge. The Ark Lodge Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark comprises of three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide a superb location for wildlife to be seen. So that you don’t miss any animal sightings, the night guard will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole. There is also a ground level bunker – the perfect hideout for the discerning photographer. This is a circular pillbox-like structure, and it is from this vantage point that pictures of animals on the salt lick only yards away may be taken through the view holes in complete safety.
Enjoy an early morning breakfast and check out. You will enjoy a drive through the forest as you head back to the Aberdare Country Club and later depart for Nairobi. Arrive Nairobi late afternoon.

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