Western Kenya privately guided safari
FROM PRICE: $ 4000 | ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY: $ 2700
Laikipia Plateau, Lake Bogoria, Lake Baringo, Mt Elgon National Park and Kakamega Forest Reserve - 11 days/10 nights
The cost is per person plus US$1200.00 conservation fees and transfer costs. The trip will depart with a minimum of 2 guests. The special price is for the same itinerary with more light weight camping nights.
Start with a relaxing big game ranch stay before hitting the trail visiting millions of greater and lesser flamingoes on Lake Bogoria. Black-necked Grebe, Steppe Eagles, fish eagles and other raptors are commonly seen. 470 species of birds are found in the Lake Baringo area, many specific to the Rift Valley and northern Kenya. Mt Elgon offers volcanic lava tube caves and is home to cave dwelling elephants, forest birds and unusual mammals such as the bongo, giant forest hog and African golden cat.
The little known Kakamega Forest Reserve is the only remmant piece of the Congo forest in Kenya and here are found 350 species of forest tree and 300 species of birds. Flying squirrels, forest duikers, potto and many types of monkey are also found in Kakamega.
Where is it?
3 nights on a big game ranch on the Laikipia Plateau staying in a beautiful farmhouse. The 24000 hectare conservancy offers big herds of game including elephants, zebra, buffalo, big cats. Birdlife is spectacular with many northern Kenyan species seen here.
1 night camping on Lake Bogoria famous for huge flocks of lesser flamingo and greater flamingo. Scenically breathtaking and almost free of tourists.
1 night in cottages on Lake Baringo, less spectacular but famous for the variety of birdlife found on the shores. Known as a top birding spot in Africa with 470 species.
2 nights camping in Mt Elgon National Park, second highest mountain in Kenya where the scenery is very dramatic. A 200m deep cave is home to elephants and waterfalls, gorges, mesas, calderas, hot springs are all discovered on foot.
3 nights in cottage in Kakamega Forest reserve. Walking is the focus here with trail through the forest being very rewarding and include night walks to see potto, bush-babies and red-chested owlets.
What is the best time of year to go?
This is a set date scheduled trip departing on two specific dates each year with highly experienced professional safari guides.
How to get there
You'll fly on the scheduled flight from Nairobi to Nanuki where you'll be picked up and driven to the Laikipia Plateau (1.5hrs). This is a beautiful route passing Mt Kenya amongst other mountains and very scenic areas en route.
Tips and Notes
Accommodation is 7 nights in cottages/chalets, 3 nights light-weight camping, all food, local drinks and laundry, flights from Nairobi to Nanyuki, Kisumu to Nairobi, road transfers in between.
The special price variation of the trip is availalble with 6 nights light-weight camping and 4 nights in chalets.