Kenya

Ol Pejeta Safari

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Explore Ol Pejeta Conservancy - famous for the big five game, and home to the last two remaining North African White Rhino.

Itinerary

Day 1: Game drive of Ol Pejeta Conservancy

You'll be collected by your guide at 10 am and drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy - the home of the last two remaining Northern White Rhino's. After lunch, you can enjoy a game drive as you search for elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and Cape buffaloes. You can also expect many chimpanzees getting up to mischief along the way. As the sun begins to set, you'll head back to your camp for dinner and relaxation.

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Day 2: Sunrise game drive

After a light breakfast, you’ll be taken out before sunrise. Africa’s dazzling birdlife will be serenading you, and many of the big game will just be waking up. You'll experience a whole new perspective from the day before, and your guide will take you to all the best spots. On your way back to the airport, you'll have a brief stop at Nanyuki - where you can stand on the equator crossing.

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Rated 5.0

1 verified review

Richard
Richard

(Jan 2024)

John (our guide) and Sammie (our guide/driver) went above and beyond to make this a very memorable safari. From the moment we entered the park we were lucky enough to see an elephant which kick things off nicely. Our campsite was situated next to the river and was frequently visited by some amazing birds. On our afternoon game drive we were so blessed to see a variety of animals including two lionesses stalking warthogs. Our guides were so kind in the evening coming for us in an absolute down pour, they looked after us so well. Our morning drive started with the most stunning sunrise behind Mt Kenya, we then went on to see even more animals including giraffe and hyenas (baby ones as well). Our final treat was a visit to the chimpanzee sanctuary (they are doing some amazing work there) then the icing on the cake was a visit to the resident 29 year Black Rhino Baraka who was recused from the reserve after he lost an eye in a fight, to be able to see this incredible animal so close is something I will treasure forever. Another great tour.

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FAQs

Included

  • Guide and driver
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Hotel/airport transfers from Nairobi
  • Park fees and taxes

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Visa (if applicable)

If you have booked the Mt Kenya trip through Skyhook, then you can start your safari on day 5 of this itinerary. The pickup for the safari is at the park gate, at the bottom of Mt Kenya.

Start: Your guide will collect you from Sirimon Park Gate at 10 am (perfect if you are doing Mt Kenya first). Alternatively, you can be collected from Jomo Kenyatta International airport.

End: Your guide will drop you back off at Jomo Kenyatta International airport at 6 pm.

You'll be camping on this trip. The tents are 2 person tents. 

The following upgrades are available:

Camping single supplement: $15

Glamping accommodation: $150

Glamping with single supplement: $200

Any upgrades can be requested on your Skyhook form after booking and paid directly to your guide upon arrival. 

Day 1: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch

Your host can arrange most dietary requests. 

Clothes to wear on safari

Warm clothes for the evening

Sleeping bag (available to rent for $10)

Towel

Toiletries

Insect repellent

Sun protection e.g. sun cream, sun hat, sunglasses

You may want to bring a small amount of money for tips and any souvenirs.  

Mt. Kenya can be hiked all year round, as it is very close to the equator, so it doesn't matter that much when you choose to hike the mountain. The drier seasons, however, are January - March and June - October, so we recommend picking these months if they work well for you. Expect temperatures of 25-30 C (77-86 F) at the bottom, and as cold as -20 C (-5 F) on the summit. 

You will be travelling with experienced and qualified guides, and this safari is very safe. However, it is important to abide by the rules set by the National Park and always follow the advice of your guides. 

The safari is family-friendly, with a minimum age of 6.  

We recommend you check with your travel doctor, and you can find more advice at http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx. 

Your head guide is James

All trips on Skyhook are run by small, hand-picked local guiding companies. For this trip your guides run Savage Wilderness, based in Nairobi.

By booking through Skyhook you'll be joining a small-group trip. This can make it nice and sociable (you'll be added to a group chat after booking), and guarantees great value for money!

James