An amazing walking safari that tracks rhino in the wild, undiscovered frontier of Northern Kenya. Not only is this a thrilling adventure, but it allows you to actively participate in the protection of this iconic species. The Saruni Rhino Lodge is located just outside the Sera Rhino Sanctuary, a vast, untouched wilderness of more than 350,000 hectares and the first community conservancy in East Africa to own and operate a conservancy dedicated to the conservation of the black rhino.
The following is included in the tour:
Day 1: Met on arrival at the international airport and transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to an airstrip in the Samburu National Reserve or the Kalama airstrip in Kalama Conservancy. Met on arrival and transferred to the lodge. Afternoon game drive in Kalama Conservancy with sundowners and an enthralling view. Dinner and overnight at Saruni Samburu Lodge.
Day 2: Early morning game drive and bush picnic breakfast in Samburu National Reserve, looking for the rare and distinctive species of game found here, which include Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, long necked gerenuk and Somali ostrich. Head back to the lodge for a light lunch and an afternoon relaxing by the pool or enjoying the complimentary massage offered by the lodge. In the evening, head out to the Conservancy for a game drive, followed by an exciting bush dinner under the stars, and a final night game drive back to the lodge. Overnight at Saruni Samburu Lodge.
Day 3: Breakfast at the lodge, after which you will depart for Saruni Rhino Lodge located just outside the Sera Conservancy, accompanied by Samburu guides. Lunch is taken at the lodge within view of the waterhole which is visited by wildlife throughout the day. After a short relaxation on your private veranda, you will depart for your Rhino Tracking experience. Your Saruni guide and a highly trained Sera Community Conservancy ranger will accompany you - the ranger will have a transmitter correlating to the whereabouts of the 11 rhino located in the Conservancy. The transmitter which is operational only for certain hours in the day for maximum protection, will allow you to drive close to where the rhino are grazing. Leaving the vehicle, you will then proceed lightly on foot until you are just metres away from the rhino. Being in such close proximity to the rhino is a thrilling & exciting experience. You can track as many rhino as you can in the allotted time. Return back to lodge for a lantern-lit bush dinner on the dry river bed, before retiring for the night.
Day 4: Depart with a picnic breakfast and drive out to the Fifty Wells to see the pastoralists bringing their livestock to the wells, or to the Singing Wells where they sing songs to their cattle, encouraging them to come and drink. Game drive into the Sanctuary from a different entrance, possibly spotting more rhino and then return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you can choose to visit the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (entrance is payable) in the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy located in the Mathews range, or you could have another rhino tracking experience (fee is payable), before returning to the lodge for a bush 'lugga' dinner. Overnight at Saruni Rhino Lodge.
Day 5: Breakfast and drive back to Samburu National Reserve for your flight to Nairobi
Day 1: Saruni Samburu Lodge
Day 2: Saruni Samburu Lodge
Day 3: Saruni Rhino Lodge
Day 4: Saruni Rhino Lodge
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