8Nights 9 Days Big Five and cheetah Safari tours -Wildrace Africa safaris -tours and travel

Big Five and cheetah Safari tours combined – Wild Race Africa Safaris – tour and travel ltd.

This safari takes you to lots of different places in order to make the most of your game viewing. You travel from Laikipia to Lakes Nakuru and Naivasha before heading to the Masai Mara where you stay in two different areas. You will spot the famous Big Five as well as many other types of wildlife. You also have a good chance of seeing the annual migration with millions of animals all on the move if you travel between July and October.

This classing big five kenya safari, you will visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi to meet the elephants and learn about their vital conservation work. When staying in Ol Pejeta Conservancy you will get a chance to see the rare black rhino and a chimpanzee colony.

During this journey you have the opportunity to visit the pioneering Sheldrick Trust elephant orphanage in Nairobi where dozens of baby elephants have been rescued and rehabilitated.

Abardares round up and it’s attraction:

Game animals easily seen in the park during Wildrace Africa game viewing include; African Elephant, black rhino, leopard, spotted hyena, olive baboon, black and white colobus monkey, sykes monkey, cape buffalo, warthog, common zebra (North Aberdare), bushbuck, reedbuck. Rare sightings include those of Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat, blue duiker.

Very beautiful sceneries of Aberdare include magnificent waterfalls with the main ones being Karuru waterfalls which fall in three steps, 1st step 117M, 2nd step 26M and 3rd 130M, making a total of 273M, Chania waterfalls and may other smaller ones.

Adding to the beauty of Aberdare are many ridges and river valleys which attract mountain scenery photographers.

A recent marked attraction in Aberdare is the 400Kms electric fence which was completed – final post on 28th August, 2009. The fence protects the whole Aberdare ecosystem from human pressures and contains wildlife, preventing human/wildlife conflict.

Visitors can also indulge in picnics, trout fishing (in the past the rivers were stocked with brown rainbow trout) in the rivers and camping in the Moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding with about 290 recorded bird species, including the Aberdare Cisticola that is critically endangered and the Jackson’s francolin, which is regionally endemic, sparry hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers

Day 1 Aberdares National Park safaris

Arrive at the Sarova Stanley courtesy of Wildrace Africa safaris – tour and travel with pick up from airport and freshen up before heading for the Aberdares National Park on norther kenya frontier safari tours. We will be arriving at the Ark safari lodge in good time for lunch, have lunch and then you can choose to spend the afternoon relaxing after your journey or take a nature walk with the resident naturalist in Abardares National Park.

The Aberdare National Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Range of central Kenya and the Aberdare Salient to their east. Rhino Ark is a charity devoted to the protection of this critical habitat area.

The park is located about 100 km north from Nairobi and stretches over a wide variety of terrains. It covers altitudes from about 7,000 feet (2,100 m) to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level.

Aberdare National Park covers an area of 766 square kilometers and forms part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. The park contains a wide range of landscapes – from the mountain peaks that rise to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level, to their deep, v-shaped valleys intersected by streams, rivers, and waterfalls. Moorland, bamboo forests and rainforests are found at lower altitudes.

Wildlife of Abardares National park.

Animals easily observed include the leopard, elephant, East African wild dog, giant forest hog, bushbuck, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, Cape buffalo, suni, side-striped jackal, eland, duiker, olive baboon, black and white colobus monkey, and sykes monkey.

Rarer sightings include those of the African golden cat and the bongo – an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest, the eland as well as spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands.

The Aberdare National Park also contains a large eastern black rhinoceros population. Visitors can also indulge in walking, picnics, in the rivers and camping in the moorlands.

It is a traditional belief of the Kikuyu that the Aberdare Mountain Range, where this park is located, is one of the homes of Ngai, or God. In order to protect the bongo antelope the lions of Aberdare have been moved to other national parks.

Abardares round up and it’s attraction:

Game animals easily seen in the park during Wildrace Africa game viewing include; African Elephant, black rhino, leopard, spotted hyena, olive baboon, black and white colobus monkey, sykes monkey, cape buffalo, warthog, common zebra (North Aberdare), bushbuck, reedbuck.

Rare sightings include those of Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat, blue duiker.

Very beautiful sceneries of Aberdare include magnificent waterfalls with the main ones being Karuru waterfalls which fall in three steps, 1st step 117M, 2nd step 26M and 3rd 130M, making a total of 273M, Chania waterfalls and may other smaller ones.

Adding to the beauty of Aberdare are many ridges and river valleys which attract mountain scenery photographers.

A recent marked attraction in Aberdare is the 400Kms electric fence which was completed – final post on 28th August, 2009. The fence protects the whole Aberdare ecosystem from human pressures and contains wildlife, preventing human/wildlife conflict.

Visitors can also indulge in picnics, trout fishing (in the past the rivers were stocked with brown rainbow trout) in the rivers and camping in the Moorlands.

Bird viewing safaris is rewarding with about 290 recorded bird species, including the Aberdare Cisticola that is critically endangered and the Jackson’s francolin, which is regionally endemic, sparry hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers

Day 2 Samburu kenya safaris – wildrace Africa kenya Safaris – tours and travel

After breakfast you will drive north to the Samburu National Reserve. Stop for lunch before enjoying a late afternoon game drive. Spend the evening at Ashnil Samburu Camp in luxurious tented accomodation with excellent views of the Ewaso Nyiro River.

Day 3 Samburu Safari tours – Wildrace Africa Kenya safari tours and travel to Samburu National Park

Enjoy morning and late afternoon game drives in the open savannah which the Ewaso Nyiro River runs alongside. Spot hippos and crocodiles sunbathing along the river. The park is home to a wide variety of animals including Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffes and long-necked gerenuks.

Day 4 Samburu/ Sweet waters Safaris /Abardares mountain lodge – Wildrace Africa norther /central kenya tours

After breakfast you will begin the drive to Serena sweet waters safari lodge/ Abardares mountain lodge for dinner and overnight.

Spend your afternoon spotting wildlife from the comfort of the lodge or join a nature walk lead by a local guide.

5 Sweeters /mountain lodge- Nakuru/Naivasha safaris

After a bush breakfast you will head into the Great Rift Valley and onto the Lake Nakuru Lodge to stop for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive in the park before heading onto Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Day 6 lake Nakuru/ Masai Mara Safari tours – Wildrace Africa safari -Tours and travel ltd

In the morning begin your journey to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch and head out on an exciting afternoon game drive.

Day 7 and 8 Masai Mara safari tours – wildrace Africa kenya tours.

Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast back at the lodge. Another option is to take an early morning balloon flight over the Masai Mara followed by a bush breakfast.

After lunch spend some time relaxing at the lodge before heading out on an afternoon game drive.

Day 9: Masai Mara to Nairobi- End off wildrace Africa safari tours

After breakfast return to Nairobi by road or flight.

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