Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Samburu & Mara June 2025

Spend 13 days discovering the highlights of Kenya and its incredible wildlife, highlighted with 3 nights at Ol Pejeta Conservancy!

 

Experience Nairobi National Park with a chance to view four out of the five big 5 species and the famous David Sheldrick elephant orphanage and Nairobi giraffe center.

Crossing the equator, you’ll be driven north to Buffalo Springs National Reserve, bordering the Samburu National Park, home to the ‘Samburu Special 5’ species.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy will be your next location, a small game reserve rich in biodiversity. Here you can track lion, go on bush walks, be introduced to critically endangered northern white rhino species and view nocturnal wildlife on a night game drive.

Head towards the great rift valley and Masai Mara National Park where you’ll stay in an award winning tented camp experiencing many of the prides of lions, cheetah, giraffe, elephants and all it has to offer on numerous game drives in this beautiful part of Africa.

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Have you always wanted to explore Africa?

Enjoy an amazing 3 days in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, one of the many highlights of this 12 day Kenya safari.  Join experienced Africa travel guide Brady Mountford on an excursion across the most impressive wildlife parks of Kenya. 

This trip will include multiple sightings of lions, elephants, hyenas, buffalo, rhinoceros and other African animals. 

You’ll stay in comfort and style, dine on delicious meals and be assured of your safety. 

Stop dreaming about Africa and book your Kenyan safari tour today, or book a call to find out if this tour is right for you.

TOUR DEPARTS JUNE 2025
PRICE PER PERSON SHARING: TBC
PRICE FOR SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: TBC 

 

MAXIMUM OF 9PEOPLE

 *Itinerary is subject to change*

What’s included? 

  • All transport in a 4×4 safari land cruiser with a pop up roof
  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers complimentary to all our clients
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Accommodation per itinerary
  • One double deluxe room or Single deluxe room
  • Meals as per itinerary Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Services of English-speaking drivers/guides
  • National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Recommended Mineral Water while on safari

Things Excluded 

  • Visa and related costs
  • Personal Taxes Drinks
  • Tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
  • International flights
  • Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary

Nairobi

When you arrive at the Nairobi International airport, I will be there to give you a very warm welcome. 

 

With our competent driver on the scene, we will transport you to our first night’s luxury accommodation at the Boma Hotel. This grand hotel is equipped with all the requirements you’ll need for a pleasurable and satisfying rest. 

 

Despite your high excitement levels for your awe-inspiring Kenya safari over the next 12 days it is expected that you will need to recuperate from the flight so there are no scheduled activities for the first afternoon/evening so that you have sufficient time to recuperate. 

 

You can take advantage of the many conveniences at the hotel to help unwind. Whether you choose to relish a massage at the spa. Unwind by the swimming pool or have a drink at the bar, you can be sure that you have a pleasurable resting experience. 

 

Dinner is not included in the plan. For dinner, there are many options you can explore. You could decide to eat in the Boma Nairobi’s in-house restaurant Johari restaurant, you could take a taxi to find a fantastic restaurant in Nairobi or relax in your room and enjoy room service which is available 24 hours. 

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Nairobi

 

After a delicious buffet breakfast, at approximately 7:00 am, I know you will be anxious to go see the animals so our drivers will pick us up from The Boma Hotel and depart for our first game drive at Nairobi National Park for our fist Kenya safari.

 

This unique wildlife sanctuary is the only National Park in the world located in a capital city. Despite being located on the edge of Nairobi’s bustling city center, many different species of mammals are found in the park. 

 

Of the ‘big 5’, only elephants are absent from this park. There is a large number of both black and white rhino, which are both rare to see in most African national parks. 

 

Also found in this park is an abundance of Cape Buffalo, Zebra, Masai Giraffe and Ostrich. Lions can also be seen sometimes posing on stone blocks scouting the plains for prey. Some of the less common animals found in Nairobi National Park include leopard, serval cats, black-backed jackals, hippopotamus and very rarely cheetah and hyena. 

 

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

At 10:30, we will transfer to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Here we will spend an hour watching and photographing rescued baby elephants as they receive their morning feed and play in the mud pools. A handler will give a speech on the elephants and the story behind each calf’s rescue, as well as the history of the Elephant Orphanage. 

 

Nairobi Giraffe Center

At 12 pm, we will take a short drive to Nairobi Giraffe Centre. Here, you get a chance to see the endangered Rothschild giraffes up close and even hand feed them on the platform or from ground level. 

 

There is a teahouse where you can relax and have a drink while watching the giraffes, and a large souvenir shop. All proceeds at the Giraffe Centre go to charities which either help conservation or the underprivileged. 

 

At 1:30pm, we transfer to a nearby restaurant for lunch before returning to The Boma Hotel.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Samburu/Buffalo Springs

After an early morning breakfast, we check out of The Boma Hotel and head north to Samburu. We stop midway at Nyahururu, which is famous for being located on the equator. 

Depending on traffic, we will arrive at the luxurious Ashnil Tented Camp between 1pm and 2pm. Ashnil Tented Camp is located at Buffalo Springs National Reserve along the Ewaso Ng’iro River, which borders Samburu National Park

Buffalo Springs and Samburu is a semi desert. It is quite hot here and you can often see wildlife drinking from the Ewaso Ng’iro River from the comfort of the restaurant or even your own private veranda. 

At 4pm, we take a game drive in search of elephants, giraffes, zebras, oryx, lions, leopards and cheetahs. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Samburu/Buffalo Springs

Today you will take two game drives, a mid-morning drive from 8.00 – 12:00 and a late afternoon drive from 3:30 – 6:30. 

 

After breakfast, we will cross the river into the famous Samburu National Park, which is home to five unique species which are known as “The Samburu Special 5”; Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk (also known as giraffe gazelle) and the Beisa Oryx. 

 

Also the world’s smallest antelope dik-dik (standing 60cm tall) are very common in Samburu. Samburu is also one of the best places to see elephants in East Africa with over 900 elephants calling Samburu home.

 

Large predators such as lions and cheetahs are found in Samburu and it is also one of the best places in East Africa to see leopards and African wild dogs, which both are not often seen in East Africa. 

 

Other common species include African elephant, thomson’s gazelle, grant’s gazelle, Nile crocodile, warthog, impala, waterbuck and silver back jackals. Samburu is also home to 350 bird species.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After breakfast, we check out and depart for Ol Pejeta Conservancy with a short game drive through Buffalo Springs on the way. Along the way you will stop at a large African curio shop. This is a great place to buy souvenirs and gifts such as paintings, wood carvings, jewelry, clothing and much more. 

 

We will arrive at the luxurious 5-star Sweetwaters tented camp (my personal favorite accommodation in Africa) which will be home for the next three nights. 

In front of the restaurant there is a large grassed area overlooking a large waterhole (separated by an electric fence) which is a busy drinking place for all animals. Elephants, Cape buffalo, rhinoceros, zebra, warthog, Rothschild giraffe and crowned crane are commonly seen at the waterhole. If you are lucky, you may see lions, cheetahs, leopards or even African wild dogs at the waterhole. Around the camp there are also many bird species which can be found searching the camp’s green grasses for insects. 

 

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is only a small game reserve however it is very rich in wildlife. It is home to a large variety of animals and has the highest wildlife to land ratio out of all parks and reserves in Africa. 

 

At 4pm take a short drive to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. This is home to over 30 orphaned chimpanzees, most of which were rescued from the illegal pet trade. Later we continue with a game drive until 6:30, when we return to camp for drinks and a buffet dinner.

 

Read our blog – What to expect during a visit to Ol Pejeta Conservancy

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Over the next two days we will split into groups and enjoy some of the incredible activities only available at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

 

Lion Tracking 

Feed your imagination by learning more fascinating facts about this vulnerable big cat, and help us protect them, by going lion tracking on Ol Pejeta. 

A few of Ol Pejeta’s lions have been fitted with radio collars, and you can accompany one of the specialized lion trackers as he searches for their signal. 

When a pride is found, you can help identify individual lions by recording whisker patterns, scars, ear tears and other characteristics. The data you collect goes straight to the ecological monitoring department and helps us find solutions to the challenges facing Ol Pejeta’s lions. 

 

Dog Tracking 

Visit Ol Pejeta’s anti-poaching dog unit. Interact with the dog keepers and learn about what it takes to look after the highly trained canine team.

After a tour of the kennels, clients are encouraged to try and evade the sniffer dogs. Run, jump, twist, turn and find somewhere to hide within the confines of the Morani Information Center area and see if the bloodhounds can seek you out. 

Not only is this great fun for you, but you will also help in keeping the skills of the dogs in sharp shape. 

 

Bush Walk 

Few things will awaken your animal instinct like following the fresh tracks of an elephant through the African bush on foot. 

Touch, smell, see and hear nature as you explore Ol Pejeta with an experienced armed ranger. 

Learn to identify different animal tracks and spoors, as he shares his expert knowledge of the birds, insects, mammals and plants of the area. All senses alert – get ready to experience the wilderness like never before. 

 

Meet the critically endangered Northern White Rhinos 

In 2009, Ol Pejeta Conservancy welcomed four of the world’s last remaining seven northern white rhinos from the Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic. 

Suni unfortunately died of natural causes in October 2014 and Sudan died of age-related complications on March 19th 2018, leaving only two northern white rhinos left in the world – both females. 

The two remaining rhinos now live in the 700-acre rhino enclosure. Here, visitors have a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet these remarkable animals up close and personal and to hear their amazing story from the keepers that look after them 24/7. 

All proceeds from the Meet the Northern White Rhinos experience are reinvested into the continuing efforts to pull the species back from the verge of extinction.

 

Night Game Drive 

Supersize your safari experience with a night game drive guided by the park rangers on Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This opportunity is not available in most wildlife conservancies, so wrap up warm and let loose that intrepid explorer inside you. 

 

Sunset is a game changer in the African wilderness – this is when the truly weird and wonderful come out to play, this is nature at its most raw. With the help of a spotlight and an expert Ol Pejeta guide, you stand the chance of spotting some of Kenya’s more unusual critters. 

 

Aardvark, zorillas, bat-eared foxes, leopard, and lion hunts are just some of the sights included in our guest’s campfire tales when they return. 

 

Game Drives 

We will take mid-morning game drives from 9:30 am until 12pm daily. 

All of Africa’s ‘big 5’ (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and cape buffalo) are present however leopards are rare and are more likely to be seen at night. Warthog, zebra, eland, gazelle, ostrich, topi, impala are all quite common in Ol Pejeta. 

Some of the rare species include cheetah, wild dog, spotted hyena, striped hyena, black backed jackal, hippopotamus, and much more.

 

Read our blog – What to expect during a visit to Ol Pejeta Conservancy

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, we depart Ol Pejeta Conservancy and drive south, passing the equator and arriving at lunch at Lake Naivasha Enashapai Resort, a multi award winning resort and spa. The afternoon can be spent however you choose whether it be at the lodge or enjoying some outdoor activities at your own expense such as golf, birding or biking. Enashpai Resort has an amazing 5-star restaurant the Senteu Restaurant as well as a coffee lounge, two bars and even a nightclub.  If you are up for an excursion, at reception you can book several activities at your own expense including fishing, nature walks, birding and boat rides in lake Naivasha.  You may even wish to relax at the spa or get a workout at the gym.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Masai Mara

After breakfast, we will take a scenic drive through the great rift valley to the world famous Masai Mara National Park. The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s best-known national parks and has had more wildlife documentaries filmed here than anywhere else in the world. 

 

Arrive and have a late lunch at award-winning Ashnil Tented Camp; a 5-star tented camp located on the Mara River. 

 

Later we take an afternoon game drive between 4:00 and 6:30. Later, return and enjoy dinner, drinks and cultural Masai dances. 

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is filled with wildlife which we will encounter over the next two days. This particular area has large clans of hyenas. The Masai Mara has approximately 36 prides of lions and is arguably the world’s best place to see lions.

 

The Talek and Mara rivers have many pods of hippopotamus and are home to the largest nile crocodiles in Africa. All of Africa’s ‘big 5’ are found here. As well as many zebras, wildebeest, topi, Thomson’s gazelle, masai giraffe, hartebeest and much more. 

 

On the 23rd, we will take a full day game drive from 8:00am until 4:00pm with a picnic lunch.

 

On the 24th, our game drives will be 8:00am to 12:pm and 3:30pm to 6:30pm 

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Masai Mara

After checking out and depart the Masai Mara with a short game drive along the way to the park gates. We then make our way back through the scenic Great Rift Valley and return to The Boma Hotel in Nairobi.

 

Lunch is not included. You may wish to enjoy lunch at The Boma hotels restaurant, order room service or uber eats, or even take a taxi to one of Nairobi’s fantastic restaurants.

 

There are no scheduled activities for this afternoon. You may wish to relax at the Boma Hotel or take an excursion around Nairobi at your own expense.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation: The Boma Hotel
  • Meal Plan: Only breakfast is included.

Departure

After breakfast we check out and depart for our final game drive in Nairobi National Park.

 

At about 11am we depart for a restaurant for lunch before heading to the airport for our departure flight. This concludes our amazing adventure on a 13-day Kenya Safari.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Meal Plan: Breakfast only, lunch is at your own expense.

TOUR DEPARTS:

PRICE PER PERSON SHARING: TBC

PRICE FOR SINGLE ROOM: TBC

MAXIMUM OF 9 PEOPLE
*Itinerary is subject to change*

By booking a tour, you confirm you have read and accepted the terms and conditions and cancellation policy. 

Please click here for the full terms and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can bring children on your safari tour of Kenya, however I recommend my tours for children aged 12 and over, due to the long days and unfamiliar conditions.

We recommend you bring the following on your tour: 

  • Strong, non-slip walking shoes
  • Hat (wide-brimmed is best)
  • Flynet
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Casual and comfortable clothing

We have a maximum of 14 people on the tour. You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

We are able to cater for one of the following special dietary requests upon request at time of booking: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free. 

If you have a food allergy (e.g. peanuts), please advise at the time of booking and carry any necessary medication with you on tour.

The longest you can expect to walk for on this African safari tour is 2 hours per walk, at a relaxed pace.

Meals are included but drinks and tips are not. You can pay for drinks with a credit card or cash in most locations.

Your safety is a top priority. All parks are guarded at entry and exit points. In terms of being safe near animals, you will be reminded never to leave a vehicle while on game drives. All accommodation is protected with electric fences and very safe.

By booking a tour, you confirm you have read and accepted the terms and conditions and cancellation policy. 

Please click here for the full terms and conditions.