Our 9 days Northern Rift trip brings you the highlights of Kenya. Expect to see the best of wildlife in the less explored National Parks and Game Reserves in northern Kenya, including the unique Solio Rhino Sanctuary, hiking in the Aberdare ranges and relaxing at the lodges’ swimming pools.

This trip specifically includes the most important and well-known national parks and other places of interest of Northern Kenya: Meru National Park, Samburu Game Reserve, Buffalo Springs Reserve, Solio Rhino Sanctuary and Aberdare National Park.

Buffalo Springs

The trip includes:

2.4×4 Safari Car
3.Park Entry Fees
4.Qualified driver

5.English Speaking Guide

Nairobi Airport - Nairobi

Day 1

Arrival at Nairobi airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to your accommodation. Included: airport transfer
Nairobi - Meru National Park

Day 2

After your breakfast, you will drive through Nairobi city as you depart to Meru National Park. In the afternoon you will do your first game drive where you will catch a glimpse of this enormous area with a diversity of animals and plants. Meru is a huge park with a multitude of wildlife. In addition to large numbers of elephants, this well-protected area also offers lions, leopards and buffalo herds that are among the largest herds in Kenya. The landscape is characterized by savannahs, marshy areas alternating with acacia trees. Definitely worth a visit! Included: game drive
Meru National Park

Day 3

Today you will have a full day of game drive. You can choose to have lunch in the lodge, or bring a packed lunch from the lodge and enjoy a picnic lunch in the park. Included: game drive
Meru National Park - Samburu Game Reserve / Buffalo Springs Reserve

Day 4

After breakfast, leave the Meru National Park and set off for the dry north. During the drive north you will notice that the land becomes drier and the temperature will rise. In the afternoon you will arrive in Samburu / Buffalo Springs National Reserve, in time for lunch. After lunch you can relax at the lodge before your game drive in the afternoon. Samburu / Buffalo Springs Reserve is one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, in terms of its natural beauty. Apart from the Big 5, Samburu also has the ‘Samburu special 5’ which makes it a unique park to visit. Samburu / Buffalo Springs Game Reserve is one area, separated by the shallow Ewaso Nyiro River. Included: game drive
Samburu Game Reserve / Buffalo Springs Reserve

Day 5

Early morning game drive after a cup of coffee / tea. After the early morning game drive, head back to the camp for a delicious breakfast. When the animals crawl away in the shade, you have time cool off by the pool until the afternoon game drive that will take place. At sunset you return to the camp for dinner and overnight. The landscape is dry with mostly small rocky hills that are covered with Acacia trees and dry bushes. Included: game drives
Samburu Game Reserve / Buffalo Springs Reserve – Solio Rhino Sanctuary

Day 6

After breakfast leave Samburu and head to Solio Rhino Sanctuary (Solio Ranch). Arrival for lunch and afternoon game drive at Solio Ranch. Solio Ranch has a very high concentration of Rhinos and is one of the best places in Africa to see them. Included: game drive
Solio Rhino Sanctuary - Aberdare National Park

Day 7

After breakfast we drive to the Aberdare Ranges, a fairly unknown and unexplored safari area! The park offers numerous beautiful waterfalls, bamboo forests, wetlands and beautiful ranges. Arrive in the lodge for lunchtime. After the lunch it is time to enter the park itself. Park rangers will take you to one of Kenya's most unique safari destinations. During the short game drive through the park you have a chance of seeing elephants, buffalo, lions and even leopards. The park also offers a unique opportunity for bird lovers to spot many species! According to the official estimates, more than 250 different species can be found here! Included: game drive
Aberdare National Park

Day 8

After breakfast embark on full day activities with picnic lunch. Take an option between game drives as well as guided hiking/walking tours during which you can visit some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kenya. Included: game drives
Aberdare National Park – Nairobi Airport

Day 9

A peaceful morning where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings. After breakfast it’s time for departure. The driver will take you to the airport, for your return flight home (depending on your flight departure time). Included: airport transfer
Elephants at Aberdare National Park

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