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Crescent Island Naivasha Day Tour from Nairobi

1. Crescent Island Naivasha Day Tour from Nairobi

Start your day of adventure at your accommodation in Nairobi. After a short meet and greet with your friendly and professional driver, you will set-off for Crescent Island, stopping at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint along the way for some amazing holiday pictures.  Here, a speedboat will be waiting for you to ferry you to the Island. Along the way, you will be able to witness thousands of Birds, animals grazing by the banks of the lake and the snoring heads of huge hippopotamus. You will be accompanied for the duration of this trip with a knowledgeable guide who will you lead you through the vegetation. After your 30-minute animal watching spectacle, you will arrive at the island and enjoy a welcoming from your friendly guides. You will be lead through the island and shown an abundance of animals and vegetation. From the top of the hill, there is a 360-degree view across the Lake from Longonot to Hell’s Gate to the Mau Escarpement to Eburu and onto the Aberdares. This location boasts more animals per acre than any other Kenyan Park. The park is not fenced to allow the wildlife on the mainland to come in as they lose their habitat to development and the ever-increasing population. Throughout your day, you will be able to spot hippo grazing and sleeping, giraffes and their young ones, Hyena that appear at night to hunt, many Pythons, and groups of Buffalo. You will also get a chance to stop and enjoy lunch with amazing views in the park. After spending some time on the island, your boat will pick you up once again and take you back to the mainland, setting off for Nairobi with lots of memories.

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From Nairobi: Mount Kenya Overnight Safari

2. From Nairobi: Mount Kenya Overnight Safari

Day 1: Depart from Nairobi at 9 AM and set off for the Mount Kenya Nature Reserve. Admire the breathtaking scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site. See pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game and unique montane and alpine vegetation. Check in to your accommodation at the Serena Mountain Lodge located at 2,194 m on the slopes of Mount Kenya. Lunch will be served here and you may spend the afternoon as you please, relax at your lodge on the viewing deck and spot animals at the waterhole. The lodge is surrounded by a dense rainforest that comes alive at dusk with a myriad of sounds that make the African bush so special and exhilarating. Its wildlife viewing deck provides superb vantage points for game viewing. Your dinner and overnight accommodation will be here. Day 2: After breakfast, return to Nairobi and get dropped off at your Nairobi hotel or Airport.  Please note safaris return between 2 PM and 5 PM, therefore we recommend if you are departing Nairobi the same day you do not book a flight any earlier than 8 PM.

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Nairobi: Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour

3. Nairobi: Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour

Get an early start on the day with 6:00AM pickup from your centrally-located Nairobi hotel. From there, you will begin your 3.5-hour drive to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, passing through a scenic landscape of coffee and tea estates. Make the first stop at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a refuge for chimpanzees from around West and Central Africa. Learn about some of the 38 chimpanzees that live in the sanctuary’s natural enclosures, and see the primates as they approach a feeding platform. Later, continue into the Ol Pejeta Conservancy for a game drive across the open plains, which are home to a remarkable population of rare animals including wild dogs, zebras, cheetahs, and hartebeest, as well as the “Big Five” (lions, cape buffalo, African elephants, leopards, and rhinoceros). You can also later choose to visit one of the lodges within the game sanctuary for lunch. Following your meal, visit a rhino homestead and a manyatta, a reproduction of a traditional Kenyan homestead, where you can learn about Maasai, Polot, Turkana, and Samburu cultures. Meet village residents, see traditional-style homes and dances, and shop for unique souvenirs, and in the mid-afternoon, begin the return trip to Nairobi where your tour concludes with drop-off to your accommodations at around 6:30PM.

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy Full Day Tour From Nairobi

4. Ol Pejeta Conservancy Full Day Tour From Nairobi

Get an early start on the day with a 5:00 am pickup at your accommodation in Nairobi. Then begin the trip to Nanyuki Town, where you’ll stretch your legs by the official equator line. On the way, enjoy panoramic views of the green vegetation and the beauty of the Kenyan coffee farms. Continue for another 15 minutes to Ol Pejeta Conservancy for the first game drive of the day. Explore the park’s northern area, which is home to a plentiful population of chimpanzees, and keep watch for some of the Big Five that live within the conservancy: lions, cape buffalo, African elephants, leopards, and rhinoceros are all spotted here - including the very rare white rhino. Visit the chimpanzee sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Kenya that rescues and takes care of orphaned chimpanzees. You will enjoy a hot lunch at the Sweet Waters Serena Camp and 30 minutes of relaxation before going back to the park for more game drives. You will depart the park at around 4.30pm heading back to Nairobi. You can expect to arrive at 8.00pm with a lot of memories following a great tour.

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