Northern Paradise Plus
DAY ONE:Leave Nairobi and drive north climbing towards Nyeri. You pass a mosaic of small farms on fertile hillsides. You cross the Equator and drive further north to Samburu Game Reserve for lunch. This is an area of wild and stark beauty with thorn scrub, volcanic rock and dramatic rocky mesas. Doum palms grow on the banks of the meandering Ewaso Nyiro River which attracts the many wild animals of the region. Samburu is the home to many rare species of animals such as the Reticulated giraffe, grevy zebra, beisa oryx, and the long-necked gerenuk antelope. An afternoon game drive in the reserve is followed by dinner and overnight in a lodge.
DAY TWO: A full day to appreciate the wild beauty of the area and to enjoy an early morning and an afternoon game drive. Families of elephant come to the river to drink, herds of long horned oryx roam the plains and the Reticulated giraffe with their dark markings browse among the acacia. Fullboard in a lodge.
DAY THREE: After breakfast drive to Nyeri. Those travellers going to The Ark will have lunch at the Aberdare Country Club while those bound for Treetops lunch at Outspan Hotel. Those going to Mt.Lodge will go directly to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you will drive to a dramatic wooden lodge built deep within the forest. A floodlit waterhole and salt lick in full view of the comfortable lounge areas allow guests to watch animals at any time of night, rhino, lion, elephant and buffalo are regular visitors.
DAY FOUR:After breakfast drive to Mount Kenya Safari club founded by William Holden. This luxurious club is set at the foot of and facing Mt.Kenya. Afternoon free for relaxation in the beautiful gardens of the club, where peacocks and other exotic birds roam at will. For the more energetic there is riding, tennis, golf and swimming in the heated pool. Ladies & Gentlemen are required to dress smart/casual for a gourmet candlelit dinner.
DAY FIVE: After breakfast drive back to Nairobi arriving at approximately 1300 hrs.