Guided Kenya Wildlife Safaris

The Aberdare is a long ridge that lies between Mount Kenya and Great Rift Valley. It rises to a height of 4001 meters, this mountain range has a dense mountain forests cover the lower salient area, bamboo belt, and the moorland on the upper. Home to Kenya’s highest waterfalls, Karuru waterfalls the largest in Kenya. Chania and Gura waterfalls. The Aberdares, offer exceptional hiking terrain, stunning views, and big game.

Highlights

  • Hike to Mount Satima
  • A professional driver and guide
  • Game drive en route to Reedbuck Campsite
  • Daily meals and drinking water
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • 4 nights accommodation

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  • Wildlife Safaris

5 activity days
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Accommodation

During the hiking safari, you will be camping at the Aberdare National Park, Satima Peak and Wandare Gate, Kenya.

 

Program

Arrival

You will be collected from the airport or hotel. Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost.

Day 1: Nairobi to Aberdares Reedbuck Campsite

You will leave Nairobi in the morning by private transport to Nyeri town where a jeep will take you to Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters. After Registration, you will enter the park through treetops gate. You will have a game drive en route to the Readback Camp Site.

You will then spend the afternoon accompanied by an armed ranger as you visit the Karuru and Magura waterfalls, which is just four hours walking round trip to the waterfalls. Dinner and overnight in tents at the Reedbuck camp.

  • Main destination: Satima Peak
  • Accommodation: Budget camping in or near Satima Peak
  • Meals and drinks: All meals and drinking water are included. Other drinks are not included.

Day 2: Aberdare Reedbuck campsite to Honi River campsite

Break camp after breakfast and then proceed to trek through the moorland as you visit the Queens cave waterfalls and Chania waterfalls on the way. Be in awe with the amazing views. You’ll be viewing high altitude plant life. Elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, Elland water backs, Reedbucks, and various bird species can be encountered as you proceed towards Honi River campsite.

This is a long day walking for 18 kilometers, picnic lunch will be served on the way. Later, you will camp at the Honi campsite for dinner and overnight (the journey is around six to seven hours).

  • Main destination: Aberdare National Park
  • Accommodation: Budget camping inside the Aberdare National Park
  • Meals and drinks: All meals and drinking water are included. Other drinks is not included

Day 3: Honi River Campsite to Wanderis Roadhead Campsite

Break camp, breakfast, and start to hike through the Hagenia Forest to Wanderis Roadhead Campsite for lunch. Later, in the afternoon you will visit the waterholes and the Campsite Environs. Later in the evening, you will have dinner and overnight (approximately four hours) as you prepare for the summit hike early in the morning of the next Day.

  • Main destination: Aberdare National Park
  • Accommodation: Budget camping inside the Aberdare National Park
  • Meals and drinks: All meals and drinking water are included. Other drinks is not included

Day 4: Wanderis Roadhead Campsite to Satima Peak and to Park Gate

Wake up at 5:30h a.m. After a cup of coffee and biscuits, you will start the hike to the top of Satima Peak, 4001 meters, which is the highest point in the Aberdares overlooking the Great Rift Valley to the west and to the east, Mount Kenya. After reaching the summit, you will descend to the campsite for breakfast or lunch (the whole journey will take approximately five hours).

Walk down through the winding road, Giant Baboo tree majestically manning it, occasionally buffalos will be seen crossing the road. You will exit off the mountain via Wanderis Gate and camp there for the night.

  • Main destination: Wandare Gate
  • Accommodation: Budget camping in or near Wandare Gate
  • Meals and drinks: All meals and drinking water are included. Other drinks is not included

Day 5: Wandare Park gate to Nairobi

  • You will break camp early after breakfast. Later, a private transport will transfers you to Nairobi or the Airport. You will arrive in Nairobi by lunch hour.
  • Main destination: Nairobi
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals and drinks: Breakfast is included

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost. You will be dropped off at the airport or hotel.

Food

Daily meals and drinking water are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

 

What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • A professional driver and guide
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All taxes and VAT
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • Camping equipment (sleeping bag excluded)
  • Drinking water
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Park fees for non-residents
  • Roundtrip airport transfer

 

What’s not included

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Airfare
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and park fees
  • Personal items
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips (tipping guideline 10 USD per person per day)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa