THE CHIMP EXPERIENCE IN KENYA-8 Days lodge/luxury tented camp safari

8 Days Samburu/Ol Pejeta/Subukia/Lake Elementaita/Maasai Mara

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1745 - $2265
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
8 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Night drive safaris Night drive Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
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You will have a chance to cross the equator where you will stop for photo and demonstration then proceed to Samburu, home to the Samburu people who are cousins to the Maasai before you get a chance to see the Chimp and if the weather permits you might also have a chance to see Mount Kenya. You will also have a chance to stop at Thomsons falls which plunges some 72m on the Ewaso Narok River on the far northern end of the Aberdare Ranges. You will also visit the magnificient dormant Menengai Crater en route to Lake elementaita which is home to different species of birds and finally you will proceed to the world famous Maasai Mara game reserve to crown your Kenyan safari visit

Day 1:  Nairobi/Samburu
In the morning you will either be picked from the airport or your hotel then depart from Nairobi via Nanyuki where you will have a stopover at the equator for a demonstration and photo en route to Samburu game reserve arriving in time for lunch at Samburu Sopa lodge followed by late afternoon proceed for game drive. Return to Samburu Sopa lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Samburu
Full day game viewing with a chance to see the Grevy's Zebra, Reticulated giraffe, long necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich among other wild and optional visit to samburu cultural village. All meals will be served followed by overnight at Samburu Sopa lodge.
Day 3: Samburu/Ol Pejeta sanctuary
After breakfast depart from Samburu for Ol Pejeta game sanctuary where you will arrive in time for game drive en route to Sweetwater’s tented camp for lunch. Late afternoon depart for the Chimp sanctuary followed by game drive with chances of seeing giraffe, zebra, elephant, rhino, lion, cheetah, spotted hyena, wild dog among other wild not forgeting views of Mount Kenya on a clear day. Return to Sweet Waters tented camp to wait for dinner with optional night game drive before you retire to bed at Sweet Waters tented camp.

Day 4: Ol Pejeta/Subukia Farm
Early morning game drive followed by breakfast then leave Ol Pejeta with game viewing en route as you depart for Nyahururu via Thompson's fall where you will have a stopover before you proceed to Subukia farm where you will arrive for lunch at Farm house followed by a guided bird-watching walk and a visit to the tea and coffee processing operations before you return to Farm house to wait for dinner followed by overnight.

Day 5: Subukia/Lake Elementaita
After breakfast you will depart from Subukia via the spectacular Menengai volcanic crater, where you will make a stopover  for the picturesque crater. Later proceed  to Jacaranda Lake Elementaita lodge where you will arrive for lunch. You will have a chance to walk to the lake shores with chances of seeing different species of birds then return to the lodge with optional horse ride as you wait for dinner followed by overnight.

Day 6: Lake Elementaita/Maasai mara
After breakfast depart for maasai mara arriving in time for lunch at Osero lodge (luxury tented camp) followed by late afternoon game drive exploring the plains of Maasai mara game reserve. Dinner and overnight at Osero lodge (luxury tented camp).

Day 7: Maasai Mara
Optional hot air balloon ride. Full day spent in search of Elephant, Zebra, Wildebeest, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and other plains game with a visit to the mara river where you might have a chance to see hippo and crocodile. All meals served and overnight at the Osero lodge (luxury tented camp)

Day 8: Maasai Mara/ Nairobi
Early morning game drive followed by breakfast then leave maasai mara with an optional visit to maasai cultural village en route as you depart for Narok and continue with your safari via the Great Rift Valley where you will have a stopover to admire the scenic views of the escarpment then later proceed to Nairobi where you will arrive in time to be dropped off for your onward journey connections

* Accommodation on full board basis during safari in safari lodges/luxury tented camps
* Park entry fees, visit to coffee and tea farm at Subukia and Menengai crater
* Transport in 4X4 safari minibus fitted with HF Radio with pop up roof for that eye-catching view for 2 people
* Bottled drinking water-1 liter per person per day
* Services of Knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide

Return international & domestic flights, visa fees, optional excursions (e.g. guided nature walk-U.S.D 25 PER PERSON, hot air balloon ride-U.S.D 450, visit to cultural villages-U.S.D 25 PER PERSON, Night game drive, horse ride etc), drinks, tips, medical/luggage/personal insurance and all items of personal nature


Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Samburu Sopa lodge: It is situated inside the Samburu National Reserve and its set atop high ground allowing panoramic views of the vastness of Samburu shrub land and the hills beyond.
  • Sweet waters Tented camp: It is set inside the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which is home to the Chimps in Kenya and its location gives you a chance of seeing views of Mount Kenya on a clear day
  • Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury.
  • Mugunda Farmhouse: It is located in the midst of tea and coffee farm providing uninterrupted view of the Great Rift Valley and it commands an unforgettable sunset experience
  • Jacaranda Lake Elementaita Lodge: It is set in the vast landscaped gardens with breathtaking views of lake Elementaita and it still maintains the features and atmosphere of the early colonial home, Kekopey Ranch, originally built by an early settler, Lord Galbraith Cole, in 1916.
  • Osero Lodge: This is a luxury tented camp situated outside the Maasai mara game reserve but without fence so animals roam freely next to the lodge

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African buffalo
African buffalo
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African caracal
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Horseback riding
Horseback riding
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