Explorers Kenya Adventure Safari
8 Days, from £3,795pp This Safari takes you to the next level of adventure, with a visit to Mt. Kenya, you can enjoy trout fishing, horse-riding, a night camping out under the stars and a chance to explore the traditions of the Samburu tribe.
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A wonderful experience offering you the chance to be as adventurous as you like on this 8 day Explorers Safari. Trout fishing in the Aberdares, horse riding in the bush and a night camping out underneath the Kenyan stars are just a few of the options available to you. Visit a Samburu village, before enjoying a camel ride to sunset. We can tailor this trip to your interests, so please ask us for more options.
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi
You will be bet on arrival at Nairobi Airport and transferred to your hotel for the night, the charming boutique Giraffe Manor neighbouring the Rothschild Giraffe Sanctuary.
Overnight: Giraffe Manor
Day 2: Mount Kenya / Solio Lodge (B/L/D)
Your guide will meet you for breakfast and transfer you to Wilson airport for your short flight to Solio Lodge. Upon arrival, have lunch on the terrace with views of rhino amidst a backdrop of Mount Kenya.
After an afternoon siesta, meet your guide for a game drive before dinner. The only lodge on this private game conservancy, you will discover black and white rhino in large numbers as well as other wildlife including lion, cheetah, leopard and giraffe to name a few.
Overnight: Solio Lodge
Day 3: Trout Fishing in the Aberdares
Test your skills at trout fishing in the rolling hills of the Aberdares, also known as ‘Scotland with Lions.’ Only a short drive from Solio Lodge you will find cool streams, dramatic waterfalls, thick forest, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and bushbuck in this stunning national park. Let your guide tell you the stories of Princess Elizabeth’s safari to the Aberdares in 1950 whilst learning all the techniques there are to know about catching trout. Return to Solio Lodge.
Overnight: Solio Lodge
Day 4: Horse Riding / Solio Lodge
Discover the bush on horseback with your guide who will set the pace of the ride according to your levels and preference. Canter amongst dik dik, Thomson gazelles and numerous birdlife. Sit round the fire before dinner with a glass of wine or cold beer listening to your guide telling you stories of all their adventures and all of yours to come.
Overnight: Solio Lodge
Day 5: Sambura / Sasaab
After a long breakfast to set you up for the day, your guide will take you to the airstrip for your private charter to Sasaab airstrip. Arrive at this stunning Moroccan lodge that overlooks the river where Elephants come to bathe. Relax in your private plunge pool and enjoy an afternoon siesta. Enjoy an evening game drive and watch the sun go down with drinks on the river bank.
Day 6: Camping under the Stars (B/L/D)
Meet your guide just after sunrise where your camels will be ready to walk along side you carrying all that you need for the day. Walk at a gentle pace, enjoying the sights and sounds of the cool, early morning in Samburu. In the evening, live like a true explorer and dine under the stars with a freshly cooked meal, with the sounds of the African bush all around you.
Star gaze to your heart’s content and fall asleep to these sounds with a clear, panoramic view of the night sky.
Day 7: Samburu Village (B/L/D)
Your guide will wake you at dawn for a cup of coffee before heading to a nearby Samburu village. See the village come to life this morning, a remarkable tribe whose way of life has changed so little in the modern world. Return to camp for breakfast.
Relax in the afternoon with a welcome massage or facial at SpaSaab before your guide takes you on a short walk or camel ride up to Sundowner Rock. A magnificent spot to watch the sun go down with 360 degree views of the Mathews Range.
Day 8: Departure
Indulge in your final breakfast of freshly prepared local fruits, yoghurt, muesli and a hearty cooked breakfast on the terrace before your guide takes you on a game drive on route to the airstrip. Take the short flight back to Nairobi.
• Accommodation as specified
• Private transfers throughout
• Meals and touring as specified in the itinerary
• B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Prices vary according to season and are per person based on two people sharing travelling together. Please ask us for more details and exclusions.