The Rhino Watch Safari Lodge provides an ideal base for safari game drives, hiking and nature observation in various parks and protected areas that surround the lodge. These areas, which weren´t renowned on the tourist map for a long time, are teeming with wildlife. These are one of the best places in Africa to see the Big Five. But also bird watchers will marvel at the amazing opportunities. A wildlife safari amidst unique, diverse landscapes and interesting cultures will make for a dream holiday. This specific program is developed for newcomers, families and Africa lovers looking for new locations to explore.
Day 1 Arrival in Nairobi
You will be welcomed at the international airport of Nairobi where you arrive in the evening. From here you will be transferred to your guesthouse for a good night´s rest.
Day 2 Transfer to the Rhino Watch Safari Lodge
After a leisurely breakfast, we will start our journey into Kenya´s central highlands. Several stops on our way to the Rhino Watch Lodge are planned for. We will enjoy lunch at the Tana River, where wild tilapia that is freshly caught by local fishermen will be prepared for us on the spot. We will also visit one of the numerous colorful fruit and vegetable
markets, where regional farmers offer their fresh produce. At the end of the day we will arrive at the Rhino Watch Safari Lodge, which will be your accommodation for the week. (B/P/D)
Day 3 Safari in the Solio Game Reserve
The Solio Game Reserve is a fenced, privately-owned wildlife conservancy geared towards rhino conservation.
The park plays a major part in the protection and breeding of black rhinos in Kenya. Breeding has been so successful that rhino from Solio have stocked wildlife reserves all over Africa with young animals. A full day safari allows you plenty of time to observe these magnificent animals up close. Other wildlife includes buffalo, zebra, giraffe, oryx, antelope, Thompson’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck and warthog. The park also offers some of the best leopard viewing in the country, and lion and cheetah can also be found. (B/P/D)
Day 4 Giraffe & bird watching
Located only 15 minutes from the Rhino Watch Lodge is a small private reserve which offers the opportunity to go on a game walk with giraffe, zebra and antelope. This is a truly wonderful experience to spend the morning. Back at the lodge you can spend the afternoon bird watching from a raised platform, allowing the observation of many bird species that enjoy bathing in the nearby pond. (B/L/D)
Day 5 The Aberdare National Park
The Aberdare National Park contains a wide range of impressive landscapes and is home to a great variety of wildlife.
The main ecosystems within the mountain range are rainforest, one of the last intact rain forest refuges in Africa, giving way to dense bamboo forests and then moorland. Some wildlife more easily observed is the forest elephant, buffalo, the giant forest hog and some of the big cats, including the leopard! . The park also contains a large population of black rhino. The crystal clear mountain streams are teeming with trout. And even the bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds observed. (B/P/D)
Day 6 Relax!
Today is a free day at the lodge to relax from a wonderful, but intensive few days and to spend at your own leisure.
Go for a nice stroll on the property, enjoy some bird watching, or read a book in our comfortable, quiet library while enjoying some refreshments on the veranda. (B/L/D)
Day 7 Safari in Ol Pejeta Game Reserve
Ol Pejeta is a mosaic of grass plains, wooded grassland, Acacia woodland and evergreen thicket extending for over 350 square kilometers. This extraordinary reserve is East Africa’s Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary. Besides black AND white rhino, the park boasts an astounding variety of wildlife including non-indigenous chimpanzees that can be visited in the Sweetwater chimpanzee sanctuary, the Big Five and some of the highest predator densities in Kenya. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains will guarantee you an unforgettable safari experience. (B/P/D)
Day 8 Departure
A week has gone by too fast. Today you will be transferred back to Nairobi to catch your flight back home.
Rates are inclusive of:
• All transfers.
• One night full board in a guest house in Nairobi.
• Six night’s full board in an exclusive safari tent at the Rhino Watch Safari Lodge.
• Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, P = picnic, D = dinner)
• All excursions as stated in the program above.
• All flights
• National Park entrance fees
• Visa fees
• Travel insurance
• Additional meals and beverages
• Personal expenses
Extension Samburu Plains
We offer various possibilities to extend your stay with. Join us for example to the Samburu Plains. The Samburu National Reserve is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River. It is one of the lesser-known national parks, but is nevertheless teeming with life, including large herds of elephants. Also Lake Bogoria and Baringo make for an exciting game safari. These are two of several lakes in the spectacular Rift Valley, which are home to a fascinating fauna. It is truly a bird watcher´s paradise with over 400 recorded bird species in the area.