Timken Tours & Safaris

3 Days Aberdare national park & Ol Pejeta wildlife sanctuary

Pickup Nairobi Airport | Nairobi Hotel |

Safari Overview

Ol Pejeta Wildlife Sanctuary – home to endangered chimpanzees and rhinos. The landscapes and wildlife at these two reserves are rich and unique from most national parks. And we can have you exploring this distinctive part of Kenya with just a call or email – no long lead time necessary.

Aberdare National Park is unique amongst Kenya’s wildlife reserves with its rainforests, waterfalls, green mountainous terrain and rugged moorlands. Here you’ll find amongst the bamboo groves and high alpine foliage buffalo, antelope, elephant, antelope – even baboon and monkey. The park also hosts a large herd of black rhino and some of the big cats like lion and the black leopard

Tour Plan

You will  be picked up from your Nairobi hotel, residence, or Nairobi airport.

Safari

Our journey will take us over the central Kenya highlands, and we’ll make stops to visit local coffee and tea plantations.

One special stop we’ll make is at Katrina, to visit and explore the largest open-air market in East Africa.

The deep greens of the forests at Aberdare National Park will greet your arrival as will the cool climate and mountain breezes.

Here you’ll have your choice of the park’s Tree Hotels for your overnight stay. From your balcony, you can relax as you watch the wildlife below, drawn to the saltlick/waterhole located there.

The park hosts a variety of animals – elephants, rhinos, hyenas, baboons, monkeys, buffalo, warthogs, and the elusive leopard.

If you’re lucky you might spot a rare giant forest hog, a bongo (large antelope), or African wild cat.

Overnight

You’ll spend the night at your tree hotel – either The Ark or Treetops Lodge.

After breakfast, we’ll exit Aberdare Park and head north with views of Mt. Kenya, the country’s highest peak.

As we journey to Ol Pejeta we’ll travel through the farmland of central Kenya, passing local homesteads.

There are six resident prides of lions at Ol Pejeta and many of our guests are lucky to spot them.  The park also hosts several cheetah and leopards. Also, unique here, packs of African wild dogs.

You’ll also find giraffe, impala, gazelle, zebra, hippo, monkey, and baboon throughout the sanctuary.

But of special note, Ol Pejeta hosts and harbors a uniquely large population of black rhinos in a specially

protected game corridor.

And perhaps one of the most unique facilities in East Africa is the park’s Sweet water’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Here you’ll view rescued chimps being nourished back to health and living freely in their natural habitat. It’s the only place in Kenya where you can see and enjoy these lively creatures.

Overnight

You’ll stay at Ol Pejeta at the safari lodge or tented camp of our choice.

The early morning light is beautiful at Ol Pejeta, and we’ll take advantage of the time and the moment, with a game drive viewing the stirring wildlife. We’ll enjoy breakfast and then it’s time for our drive back to Nairobi.

Drop off

We should arrive in Nairobi in the late afternoon. We’ll drop you off at your hotel, residence, or the airport

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What's Included

Not Included