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KENYA LODGE SAFARIS Samburu | Treetops Safaris

MKCL402: 04 Days: Samburu | Treetops Safaris

Day 01: Nairobi - Samburu

Distance: 360 km (5 hrs, 30 min.) Drive north through cultivations of sisal and pineapple to the northern frontier district and on to Samburu National Reserve. Afternoon game drive in this reserve famous for its exclusive game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge, L,D.

Day 02: Samburu

Full day of game viewing drives in this dry semi-arid park with its striking background view of the Mathew's Range. The gently flowing Uaso Nyiro river which traverses this Park provides evergreen vegetation for the rare gerenuk, Grevy zebra and reticulated giraffe found in this park. All meals and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge, B, L,D.

Day 03:  Samburu - Treetops

Distance: 210 km (3 hr.) Soon after breakfast at the Lodge, retrace your route to Nyeri. A country style lunch at Outspan Hotel. In the afternoon transfer into the Aberdare National Park to Treetops for an evening and night of game watching. Overnight accommodation at Treetops, B, L,D.

Day 04:  Treetops - Nairobi

Distance: 180 km (2 hrs. 30 min.) Transfer to Outspan Hotel for breakfast and to rejoin your safari driver for the onward transfer to Nairobi, B

Remarks:

Only a small overnight bag is permitted, storage facilities are available at the "base hotel". Children below 7 are not admitted.

 


 
     

 
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Mt.Kenya

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.

Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro stands on featureless part of the East African plateau, on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya border near Moshi, side by side with the smaller Mount Meru. These mountains are extinct volcanoes, with Kilimanjaro actually being the agglomeration of three distinct volcanoes, Kibo (5896m/ 19,340 ft), Mwenzi (5,149 / 16,896 ft) and Shira (3,962m / 13,000 ft). whose violent creation is geologically associated with the creation of the Great Rift Valley, 100km to the West.

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.