Aberdares to Samburu Safari

6 Days

If you’re looking for a route that encompasses all the sparkling, awe-inspiring highlights of Kenya – look no further. Aberdares to Samburu Safari a Bucket-list adventures? Iconic wildlife? Mesmerising landscapes and a plethora of activities? This epic route through some of Kenya’s most popular parks and reserves offers it all.

Aberdares National Park to a lush, highland park with grand hikes, dazzling waterfalls and unique flora and fauna.

Lying within easy striking distance of Nairobi, Aberdare Park is a world away from the wide savanna-lands of Kenya’s other protected areas. It’s an ethereal place of dense rainforest and lush grasslands cut through by wide rivers, ravines and 300-metre-high waterfalls. The park is one of the smallest on the continent, but don’t let that put you off. In its forests, colobus and vervet monkeys swing through the branches, and rare bongo, bushpig, giant hog and black rhino snuffle in the undergrowth. You’ll find Africa’s classics too – lion, buffalo and elephant.

Samburu National Park, discover the culture of the Samburu and traverse dramatic desert terrain on horse- and camel-back.

Wild, rugged and enticingly empty (of tourists that is, not wildlife) Samburu National Reserve is a place of baked red earth, extraordinary vegetation and unsurpassed beauty. Cleaved in half by the Ewaso Nyiro river, there’s more water around than you might think, given the stark landscape, and the ribbons of green that hug the winding waterway attract elephant, buffalo and zebra. Look a little bit harder and you’ll find lion reposing in the shade of the golden tamarinds and leopard darting amongst the acacias. This tour Aberdares to Samburu Safari is a desert wilderness that is absolutely worth discovering, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.


Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya! Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by your driver/guide and transferred to your hotel for overnight. The rest of the day is free, enjoy the accommodations tranquil natural setting as you settle in for your first night in Nairobi. Take a stroll, enjoy the sights and sounds. Get plenty of rest tomorrow will be huge!

Dinner and overnight at Macushla House.

Pick up Nairobi in the morning and drive via central Kenya Arrive at the Aberdare Country Club time for lunch ,After lunch you will be transferred to the Ark hotel ,where by will spend the rest of afternoon viewing the animal at the nearby water hole and the overnight floodlit game viewing.

Dinner and Overnight at The Ark Hotel.

After breakfast at The Ark, rejoin your safari driver at the Aberdare Country Club and continue further north to the semi-desert area of Shaba National Reserve. You arrive at Sarova shaba time for lunch.After lunch you proceed with game drive.

Dinner and Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge.

Depart After breakfast for Samburu Game reserve ,you will have enroute game drive ,then check in at Ashnil Samburu camp for lunch. Then proceed with afternoon game drive Samburu is famous for the animals refers as special five which are only likely to be found on northern part of Kenya , reticulated Giraffe ,Gravy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk and Beisa Oryx .

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu camp

Early Morning game drive then return to the camp for breakfast,afterwards depart for Nairobi with enroute game drive .you will have lunch on your way. ,then dropped at your respective hotel in Nairobi.

Dinner and overnight at Macushla House.

It’s the final day in mainland Kenya, depending with the time of your flight departure, be sure to grab any last minute souvenirs you may want and say one last goodbye to the the new friends you made in Kenya before. Our drive will come to the hotel to pick you up for trip to the Airport to catch a flight back home.

Or else a trip to the beaches at Lamu, Diani, Mombasa or Zanzibar is a good way to wind-uo your safari.

Kwa heri ya kuonana – (Good bye and see you again).


The Cost Includes

  • Local tourist taxes.
  • Binoculars for game drive viewing.
  • Bottled Water at all times while on safari.
  • Park or reserve entry fees – where applicable.
  • Driver’s salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver.
  • Game drives or sightseeing as detailed on the itinerary – where indicated.
  • All meals at hotels as mentioned in the itinerary – ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner ).
  • Ground transportation with an English-speaking driver/guide or naturalist guide.
  • Pick up from airport of arrival and drop off to the airport of departure while on safari.
  • Transport based on excellent 4X4 Vehicle (Landcruiser or Van) with open roof for game viewing.
  • Full board Accommodation and If accommodation is fully booked we’ll suggest a comparable alternative.

The Cost Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Your travel and medical insurance.
  • Tips and gratuities, which are optional.
  • Airport customs entry visas (currently US$ 50 per person.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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