4 days (not including travel)

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A classic safari experience, off-the-beaten-path and hassle-free. Feel the thrill of big game spotting in three of Kenya’s quietest and best-preserved areas – Solio Game Reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Aberdare National Park. Take a game drive through rhino breeding grounds; keep your eyes out for leopards, lions, giraffes, antelopes and all kinds of bird species and watch elephants underfoot from the heights of a legendary stilted “tree hotel.”

Day 1: Nairobi-Solio

Drive to Solio Game Reserve for lunch and afternoon game drives. Solio is a private wildlife sanctuary with a large population of black rhinos. This is the best place in the world to watch rhinos and leopards. There are also many other animals including zebra, lion, cheetah, hyena, as well as two northern species, the reticulated giraffe and the beisa oryx. The area is also a bird watcher’s paradise with over 100 species of birds recorded so far.

Accommodation: Rhino Watch Safari Lodge

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Ol Pejeta

Transfer to Ol Pejeta Conservancy for a whole day of game drives. This is the perfect place to watch wildlife in a less crowded environment against the iconic backdrop of Mount Kenya. The conservancy hosts the largest population of black rhino in Kenya. There are also elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard, zebra, hartebeest and many others. In the afternoon we will visit the chimpanzee sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Kenya.

Accommodation: Rhino Watch Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Aberdares

Leave at 1000 for transfer to the Aberdares mountain range for lunch. We’ll stay at the Ark Lodge, a unique “tree hotel” that offers an unrivalled wildlife viewing experience. You will watch animals come to drink at a floodlit watering hole and salt lick located below the lodge.

Accommodation: The Ark Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Nairobi

Leave after breakfast for transfer back to Nairobi.

Meals: Breakfast

Please Note: Accommodation is in a 3-star standard safari lodge and unique “tree lodge”. The lodges mentioned in this itinerary are only indicative and can be substituted with your preferred accommodations.

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