Holaa Safari Kenya

5 Days: Black Rhino Safari

Ol Pejeta - Meru National Park - Samburu

Hooklipped Rhinoceros, Hooked-Lip, Hand-Reared, Reintroduction to the wild, Conservation, Black Rhinoceros, Rhino, Endangered Species, Big 5, Lewa Conservancy, Kenya; East Africa; June 2009, Diceros bicornis,

Safari Highlights

Ol Pejeta Conservancy:
  1. Rhino Conservation: Ol Pejeta is famous for its successful rhino conservation efforts, particularly for the critically endangered northern white rhinos.
  2. Big Five Safari: Experience thrilling encounters with the Big Five – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos – amidst the stunning landscapes.
  3. Chimpanzee Sanctuary: Visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for rescued chimpanzees, and observe these fascinating primates in a natural setting.
  4. Night Safari: Embark on a unique nocturnal adventure to witness the nocturnal wildlife, including elusive predators and creatures of the night.
  5. Scenic Landscapes: Enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare mountain ranges while traversing the vast plains and acacia woodlands.
Samburu National Reserve:
  1. Unique Wildlife: Encounter rare and unique species such as the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, and Beisa oryx, which are endemic to the region.
  2. Samburu Culture: Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Samburu people with visits to their villages, where you can interact with locals and learn about their traditional way of life.
  3. Ewaso Ng’iro River: Explore the lush vegetation along the Ewaso Ng’iro River, a vital water source that sustains the diverse wildlife population, including crocodiles and hippos.
  4. Birdwatching: Discover over 450 bird species, including the vibrant Somali bee-eater and the rare Pel’s fishing owl, making Samburu a paradise for birdwatchers.
  5. Scenic Beauty: Marvel at the rugged beauty of the semi-arid landscape, characterized by dramatic cliffs, savannah grasslands, and acacia woodlands, against the backdrop of Mount Ololokwe.
Meru National Park:
  1. Untamed Wilderness: Experience the raw beauty of one of Kenya’s least visited parks, offering a sense of exclusivity and unspoiled wilderness.
  2. Adamson’s Falls: Visit the picturesque Adamson’s Falls, named after George Adamson of “Born Free” fame, and enjoy a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear pools surrounded by lush vegetation.
  3. Big Cat Conservation: Explore the park’s thriving population of big cats, including lions, cheetahs, and leopards, and learn about ongoing conservation efforts to protect these iconic predators.
  4. Bisandi Reserve: Discover the secluded Bisandi Reserve within Meru, renowned for its pristine landscapes and diverse wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, and a variety of bird species.
  5. Bush Walks and Game Drives: Embark on guided bush walks or game drives led by experienced rangers, offering intimate encounters with Meru’s rich biodiversity, from majestic elephants to elusive leopards.

Safari Itinerary

Pick up at 0630hrs from your hotel in Nairobi and depart for Olpejeta conservancy (360square km)is a private Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary situated between the Aberdares and Mount Kenya. The sanctuary hosts birdlife, exotic flora and wildlife including the two remaining northern white rhino.

Arrive with game drive towards the Serena Sweet waters for Lunch and relax until 1600hrs.

Head for an evening game drive that includes a visit to the orphaned chimpanzees. Game drive continues until sunset.

Dinner and overnight at the Camp with a superb view of drinking animals (elephants, giraffes among others) from the best waterhole in the area.

Check out at the lodge after breakfast and depart for Meru National Park, covering an area of 870kms and hosts a wide range of wildlife such as the elephant, leopard, black rhino, grevy zebra, kudu, hartebeests and hippopotamus among others.

Check in just in time for lunch at the lodge; relax until 1600hrs for an evening game drive.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Check out the lodge and depart for Samburu with game en-route.

Samburu National Reserve, situated along the Ewaso nyiro. The reserve has plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains. The reserve hosts over 450 species of birds such as the Somali ostrich, D`Arnauds Barbet, Somali bee-eater and the golden pipit among others not forgetting that it’s also rich in wildlife such as the grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx.

Arrive at the reserve and head towards the lodge arriving just in time for lunch. Relax after lunch until 1600hrs.

Embark on an evening game drive in search of

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Embark on a full day game drive in the reserve at 0730hrs after breakfast.

Return to the lodge for a sumptuous lunch buffet and relax until 1500hrs before another game drive until sunset.

You will have the chance to visit the Samburu village and interact with the colorful Samburu people in their traditional cultural setting. (optional at an extra cost).

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


Check out the lodge 0700hrs after breakfast and depart for Nairobi.

Arrive Nairobi at Carnivore restaurant for a sumptuous farewell lunch and transfer back to your hotel.


Safari Price Includes

Safari Price Excludes

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