Beautiful Kenya... October 16th to October 29th 2021
The Pearl of Africa, land of Savanah, lakes, mountains, valleys... Kenya is an amazing place to be discovered.
This tour, led by Danilo & Barbara van Woerden, is limited to 20 participants.
Part of the group will be French speaking, the other part English speaking. This will not be a problem as we will be travelling in 4x4 Landcruisers (with open roof, each participant will have a window seat). Your chauffeur-guide will be English speaking.
Check out the itinerary below: we have set it up with excellent hotels and sufficient time to appreciate the hotels and the parks. Landscapes change as we travel, never a dull moment, only awe and enchantment!
Barbara and Danilo have been leading tours evers since 1985 all over the world and also in Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, etc.) but this time, Kenya will be an amazing new adventure for all of us, a authentic country with a most welcoming people and of course, nature at its best.
We do look forward to welcoming you "on board". We are convinced that sharing the tour with some French speaking folks (who often also speak English) will be a very enriching experience for all.
For you how will come from Canada or the US, we will let you book your own flights to Nairobi. If you wish to add a few days on the beach, book your return flight out of Mombasa and aim on a few days in one of Kenya's beautiful beach resorts.
Please dont hesitate to email us if you have any questions.
Danilo & Barbara van Woerden
Tél. +41 24 423 00 10
Saturday October 16th 2021
Arrive in NAIROBI
The swiss group will fly either Kenya Airways or Air France to Nairobi, arriving in Nairobi at 09:00pm (21h55).
For our canadian friends, your English speaking guide will meet you at the time of your arrival and transfer you to the hotel.
Hotel Sarova Panafric Hotel
Sunday October 17th
NAIROBI – ABERDARE (190km)
After breakfast enjoy game drive en-route departing to the Aberdare National Park. Arrive for lunch at Aberdare Country Club then you’ll be transferred to the tree house for dinner and overnight. Game is viewed
while relaxing at the lodge cabins and the balcony as they frequent the water-hole. Animals that may be sighted from the lodge include rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion, bushbuck, waterbuck and other species.
Hotel The Ark Lodge/Hotel
Monday octobre 18th
ABERDARE National Park
On this day after breakfast, you will leave the lodge with a packed picnic lunch accompanied by an armed ranger for a whole day trekking tour. You will trek through the moorland, viewing the beautiful hills, valleys, waterfalls, and the wildlife (elephants, black rhinos, leopards, hyenas, etc. etc.)
2nd night in The Ark Lodge/Hotel.
Tuesday 19th + Wednesday octobre 20th
ABERDARE – SAMBURU National Reserve (220km)
After breakfast, transfer to the Outspan for onward journey north to Samburu National Reserve. Game viewing drives in Samburu land for the next wo days. The Samburu area harbours a number of wildlife species rarely found elsewhere, the unique Samburu Five - Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, long-necked gerenuk and the Somali ostrich. Other animals to be seen wildlife include elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalos, Grant's gazelle, dik diks and waterbuck.
2 nights in Samburu Sopa Lodge
Wednesday 20th (continuation)
2nd day to discover Samburu. There are over 350 varieties of birds including kingfisher, humming birds, eagles, vultures, hornbills, falcons, Egyptian geese and guinea fowl. The entire Samburu region is a place of breath-taking and magical beauty, a place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the Ewaso Nyiro River. Other optional activities include: camel walks, guided bush walks, bird watching, river bed walks and cultural village visits.
2nd night in Samburu Sopa Lodge
Thursday 21st + Friday October 22nd
SAMBURU – OL PEJETA SWEETWATERS (160 km)
After breakfast depart to Ol Pejeta Conservancy for two days game viewing drives, short game viewing enroute to your Sweetwater’s Serena Tented Camp arriving in time for lunch then relax until afternoon tea is served. Later in the afternoon, proceed on an afternoon game viewing drive within the reserve. Upon returning to camp join other guests for a drink around the campfire or in the cosy lounge tent where you will join your hosts for dinner. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy with 90,000 acres of wilderness is home to Kenya’s largest population of Black Rhino, large numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard, African wild dog and plentiful plains game.
2 nights in Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp
Friday 22nd (continuation)
2nd day for discovering this amazing area. There are also a number of the rarer Northern species such as Grevy’s Zebra, Jackson’s Hartebeest and Beisa Oryx. While in Ol Pejeta, you can visit the Morani Center and the endangered species enclosure with the last remaining Northern White Rhinos on the planet, the chimpanzee’s sanctuary, or pay a visit to the anti-poaching dogs (some activities at a fee).
2nd night in Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp
Saturday October 23rd
OL PEJETA SWEETWATERS – LAKE NAKURU (220 km)
After breakfast at your camp depart with game drive en route to Lake Nakuru National Park, a great ornithological spectacle on earth and a home to thousands of flamingoes. Arrive in time for lunch at the Lake
Nakuru Lodge, which enjoys sweeping views across the lake followed by an afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park provides a sanctuary for the endangered black and white rhino as well as the Rothschild's Giraffe. Other animals include eland, lion, warthogs, zebras, leopard, grants, gazelle, waterbuck, impala, hyena, dik dik, buffalo, giraffe, aardvark and baboon, numerous plains game and 450 species of birds.
2 nights in the Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Sunday October 24th
LAC NAKURU – LAKE BOGORIA – LAKE NAKURU (2 x 100km)
After breakfast depart Lake Nakuru to Lake Bogoria for a day excursion arriving in good time to explore on the foot the natural lake, the hot springs geysers, caution must be observed while walking close to the hot springs as these are super-hot and the park is also known for the viewing of Flamingos in their thousands. Later you will return back to Nakuru town and overnight.
2nd night in Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge.
Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th
LAKE NAKURU – MASAI MARA (200 km)
Enjoy an early breakfast and depart for the Maasai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. You will arrive at the Mara Sopa Lodge in time for lunch and rest. This afternoon you will depart for an exciting game viewing drive. You will spend the next two days with morning & afternoon game drives on the rolling plains and grasslands, stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see.
2 nights in Mara Sopa Lodge.
Tuesday 26th (continuation)
MASAI MARA National Reserve
2nd day discovering Masai Mara with a morning safari, and a second one in the afternoon. Maasai Mara National Reserve is home to the black-manned lion, the savannah elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeests, the elusive leopard, cheetah, the spotted & stripped hyena, the rhino, topi, burchelle’s zebra, the Masai giraffe among many others. In this area, the Masai tribes still live as they did for centuries.
2nd night in Mara Sopa Lodge.
Wednesday 27th + Thursday 28th
MASAI MARA – LAKE NAIVASHA (230 km)
After breakfast, we depart for Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure. A walking hike will be suggested to thos interested.
2 nights in Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Thursday 28th (continuation)
Today, boat ride on Lake Naivasha where we explore the fresh water rift valley lake witnessing the prolific variety of bird-life on the lake and the lake shore. In the afternoon, guided walk around the Crater lake. Please note that the boat ride will depend on the tides at the time. Please also wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, suncreen and a hat or cap.
2nd night in Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
Friday October 29th
LAC NAIVASHA – NAIROBI (100 km)
This morning after breakfast it will be a guided walking safari at the Crescent Island and then come back in time for buffet lunch at Elsamere Gardens then drive back to Nairobi. In the evening you will enjoy dinner at the famous Carnivore restaurant. We will then transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) for your departure flight back home or continuation to Mombasa
The Swiss group takes off at 11:50pm (23h50) to Geneva.
Saturday October 30th
NAIROBI - GENEVE
The Swiss group arrives in Geneva at 06:45am. End of the journey.