4 Nights 5 Days
Experience the beauty of the shadow of Mt Kenya, we explore Laikipia County. Laikipia is special for its panoramic scenery with views of Mount Kenya and several of northern Kenya’s mountain ranges. On a fine day, the brilliance of Laikipia is best savoured at dawn, The big 5 and other plains game can be seen as well as stunning views north of the Lolldaiga Hills and sublime views south of Mt Kenya. On clear days, the full Aberdare mountain range is also visible
The freedom of this place means you can discover Africa in a more connected way than just witnessing it out of a moving vehicle. Explore rocky outcrops, walk along the rivers that carve their way through the vivid landscapes of Laikipia.
Transfer from Nairobi to Mount Kenya National Park, a high altitude park, we shall begin our trek/ride at Naro Moru Gate, 2600m, we shall follow the road up through the forest and follow the ridge between the Northern and Southern Naro Moru valleys. The challenging ascent is worth it as you will get to soak in views down into the Northern Naro Moru valley. The trek ends at Met station at an altitude 3,000m.
Fun fact: According to Local folktales, Mt. Kenya is where God “Ngai” resides and Naro Moru route is also the shortest route to the trekking peak at Point Lenana, so in theory this is the fastest way to paradise ☺.
Expected distances: (10km, 400m ascent)
Sleep - Narumoro River Hotel
Ngare Ndare forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site is an indigenous forest and a critical part of the elephant corridor protected by the Ngare Ndare Forest Trust,
Walking through the lush forest you will discover the series of waterfalls and “blue pools” all the way through the forest nourished by ice melt water from Mount Kenya. These pools form natural swimming spots. You can spend your day exploring the waterfalls, swimming and diving off cliffs. Top all this off with a high canopy walkway suspended in the air above the forest floor. At the end of this walkway is a viewing point over a swamp with truly awe inspiring indigenous trees.
Sleep - Embori Farm
We shall begin our 40km Ride, going through the Borana Conservancy, if we are lucky we shall see a wide variety of wildlife passing through before you arrive at the Mukgodo Forest conservancy, with views of mountain ranges and beautiful winding roads leading to the view point.
The Mukogodo Forest is a large, wild and beautiful indigenous forest. The far end of the forest is set up on a series of bluffs and cliffs and the views here are breath-taking overlooking northern Kenya and its mountains – looking due north over the back of Lewa, Samburu, the Mathews mountain and Mount Ololokwe.
There are campsites in the forest and a couple of spectacular view points which are especially good for bush breakfasts and lazy mornings, or sundowners.
Sleep - Narumoro River Hotel
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a montage of grass plains, wooded grassland, Acacia woodland and evergreen thicket extending 364sq km wildlife conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares. Ol Pejeta boasts an astounding variety of animals and its game-to-area ratio tops the Kenyan park and reserve, The Big Five (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo & lion) and a wide variety of grazers. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.
Cycle or horse ride through the reserve or opt to trek across the grasslands with the rangers with their antipoaching dogs and learn how to track animals while you identify plants and watch the wide variety of birds found in this eco system. Visit the chimpanzees that now call Ol Pajeta home and even watch a black rhino browsing from a safe distance. The fees for these activities help fund conservation initiatives.
Sleep - Savage Wilderness Campsite
Rafting in Tana River; Take an unforgettable outdoor adventure with friends and family off the beaten path, paddle down Kenya's longest river and one of Africa's most famous and scenic stretches of rapids. Start by exploring mild class II rapids that leads to more challenging and fun grade v rapids on the Tana River, Then take a ride or walk through trails teeming with fantastic birdlife immersed in spectacular scenery. Other activities bungee jumping, wall climbing, ziplining and archery. Drive down to Nairobi