Green Tourism Summit Tours

 
BEST OF MOUNT KENYA, LAIKIPIA AND SAMBURU

THE GREEN TOURISM SUMMIT AFRICA PRE & POST TOURS

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UNIGLOBE LET’S GO TRAVEL

Mount Kenya Safari Walk

Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain and the sitting place of the Agikuyu God “Ngai”. The mountain is an ancient volcano lying astride the equator, its ragged icy summit 5,199m above sea level overlooking the wonder that is magical Kenya.

All of the Mountain above the 3,200m contour forms the Mount Kenya National Park a UNESCO World Heritage sites and home to unique wildlife. Its ascent takes takes you through several distinct vegetation zones-the game rich forest cover the lower slopes; above this is the bamboo belt; then the parklands that lead to alpine moorlands with their distinctive vegetation of giant groundsels and lobelias. At this point your  journey opens up to crystal clear waters welcoming you to the glaciated summits of Mount Kenya. Many rivers flow from the perpetual snows, feeding the mighty River Tana, which is Kenya’s longest river.

Where you will eat: SERENA MOUNTAIN LODGE-Eco-Label Silver

The Serena Mountain Lodge runs an ambitious afforestation program “Plant A Tree Africa, that involves their guests and community. To date some 2.5 million seedlings have been planted. The lodge also offers seedlings free of charge too local communities, schools and individuals.

The lodge also has a program called “Light Up A Life” that supports the less fortunate in the local community.  Serena under the program, buy shoes, bags and exercise books to help the community children to access quality education. The guest are encouraged to join the program.

In terms of its own ecological ‘foot’ print, the lodge abides by a code of responsible practice in relation to: energy conservation (inverter systems have recently been installed so as to reduce the lodge’s use of diesel-fuelled generators), waste recycling (glass, plastics, ‘wet waste’ and the distribution of food-waste to local pig-farmers), sewage disposal, air emissions, non-CFC use, pesticide-use, noise reduction and visual pollution. Wherever possible, local produce is featured on the menus.

Itinerary

Depart White Rhino Hotel, The Green Summit Africa Venue, at 1400 hrs and drive to Serena Mountain Lodge

The Two hour safari walk commences at 1500 hrs from the lodge

Drop off The White Rhino Hotel in the evening

Cost

KES. 5,700 per person (minimum 7 persons)

Includes: Transport from/to Nyeri( We will try and take individual bookings to make up a group of 7), guided 2 hour bird/nature walk

Excludes: Park entry fees payable directly by credit card or Mpesa, tips, meals, any other extras not mentioned as included.

Paula Okello
Email: Paula@letsgsafari.com
Direct Line: (254) 020 5293230
Mobile: 0722 472223
Skype: paulalgt

Aberdares Adventure

The Aberdare National Park is a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, blck and white Colubus Monkeys, Buffalos, Warthogs and Bushbucks among other fascinating wildlife.

The rare and the strange are also found here like the Giant forest hog, Mountain bongo, Golden cat, Serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and The Blue duiker, if you are luck enough to spot them. 

Bird viewing is highly rewarding with over 250 species of birds in the park such as the sunbirds, eagles, Jackson’s Francolin and plovers. The waterfalls add beauty to the Aberdares National Park, with the main one being Karuru.

The park’s lanscapes comprises of a wide variety of terrains 4,300 m high Aberdare Mountain Range peak to deep v-shaped valleys intersected by streams, rivers and waterfalls. If you fancy being exploring the mountain grasslands and forests, the moorland, bamboo forest and rainforest can be found at the lower altitudes on the park.

 

Supporting the protection of the park is Rhino Ark. Rhino Ark is a charity deveoted to the protection of this critical habitat area. The organization was established in 1988 as a charitable trust to help save Kenya’s Black Rhino population in the Aberdare Ecosystem. The Rhino was threatened from rampant poaching for their highly valued horn.

Rhino Ark’s formation was specifically to assist the Kenya Wildlife Service to build an electric fence along sections of the Aberdare National Park on its eastern salient which had the highest concentration of wildlife boarders directly onto farm land. Over Years, Rhino Ark’s work has evolved and expanded to include support for various community based conservation initiatives susch as the Bongo Surveillance Program designed to offer long-term solutions to the conservation of mountain forest ecosystems.

Itinerary

Depart The White Rhino Hotel, venue of the Green Tourism Summit Africa, at 1400 hrs for the 20 minute drive to Aberdare National Park.

Afternoon game drive is scheduled to depart at 1430 hrs for a 3 hour game drive.

Drop off The White Rhino Hotel in the evening.

Cost

KES. 2,500 per person (minimum 7 persons)

Includes: Transport from/to Nyeri, 3 hour game drive ( We will try and take individual bookings to make up a group of 7)

Excludes: Park entry fees payable directly by credit card or Mpesa, tips, meals, any other extras not mentioned as included

Paula Okello
Email: Paula@letsgsafari.com
Direct Line: (254) 020 5293230
Mobile: 0722 472223
Skype: paulalgt

El Karama Lodge; Eco Warrior Award Winner 2017

Sandwiched between Mount Kenya and the northern deserts, Laikipia is where Kenya’s wild and semi-arid northern frontier country begins. The region is made up of privately owned and community ranches centred around the Laikipia National Reserve. Known as one of Kenya’s best safari areas, the high plains of Laikipia feature vast open stretches of African savanna scattered with abundant game including: Grevy’s zebras, black rhino, lion, leopard, wild dogs, buffalo and thousands of elephants. Visitors can enjoy a luxury safari experience at a private lodge or stay in the worthwhile community-run lodges which support the local Samburu and Ilaikipiak and Mokogodo Maasai communities.

Green Footprint 

The lodge operates a sustainable and holistic approach to fostering positive and mutually beneficial relationships in the region. We consider small businesses with long-term strategies to have the power to act as economic drivers in our communities, by creating opportunities through conservation, employment, development, local procurement strategies and educational initiatives.

Itinerary

Day 1

Pick up from the White Rhino Hotel at 1000hrs and drive north to the Northern Frontier District and into Samburu Game Reserve.

Enjoy lunch and game viewing in the afternoon returning to the camp at dusk.

In addition to the ‘big five’, the harsh and arid plains of Samburu are home to certain species of game which are unique, in Kenya, to the northern parks – Beisa Oryx, long necked gerenuk, Gravy zebra, blue-shanked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe.

Day 2

An early morning game drive and thereafter depart after breakfast. Drop off in Nyeri / Nairobi.

End of tour

PRICES

Non-resident

Per person sharing USD 570

Per person in a single USD 670

**minimum 7 persons

Resident

Per person sharing Kes.19,300/=

Per person in a single  Kes.24,300/=

**minimum 7 persons

 Includes: Transport in a safari minivan with open roof hatch for game viewing (we will try and take individual bookings to make up a group of 7), services of an English speaking driver/ guide, full board accommodation and bush meals, accompanied walking activities, game drives, park entry fees

Excludes: Tips, drinks, laundry, personal and medical insurance which we can assist with, Nairobi hotel and airport transfers which we can assist with, Any item of a personal nature, Optional activities such as cultural visits, walk, etc. Any other extras not mentioned as included

For more information on this trip please view the digital itinerary here

Paula Okello
Email: Paula@letsgsafari.com
Direct Line: (254) 020 5293230
Mobile: 0722 472223
Skype: paulalgt

Ol Pejeta Conservancy; Eco Warrior Multi-Award Winner 2017

Olpejeta conservancy is a host to all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), the conservancy has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya. At the forefront of the Kenyan conservancy program, the conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species.

Other rare animals that can be found on Ol Pejeta include the endangered African wild dog, oryx, Jackson’s hartebeest, Grevy’s zebra, serval, cheetah and bat-eared fox. The more common African wildlife can, of course, be found here too, including giraffes, vervet monkeys, baboons, hippos, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, dik-dik, plains zebra, silver backed jackal, hyena. There are also over 300 bird species on the Conservancy.

Green Footprint

Sustainable Tourism, supporting People and the Planet

Comprising 90,000 acres in central Kenya, it is the largest sanctuary for black rhinos in East Africa, as well as home to elephants, zebras, lions, the world’s last white rhinos, and many more animals. The Conservancy team also rehabilitates chimpanzees rescued from the exotic pet trade.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is doing fantastic work to preserve wildlife and using the tourism money it generates from its pristine habitat to benefit the local community.

Where To Stay: SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP-Ecolabel;SILVER

The camp hosts a number of eco-programs, all of which are designed to support and sustain the natural and human community of which we are a part and provide an eco-friendly tourist destination. Such programmes vary according to need.
The camp abides by a code of responsible practice in relation to: energy conservation (inverter systems have recently been installed so as to reduce the camp’s use of diesel-fuelled generators), waste recycling (glass, plastics, ‘wet waste’ and the distribution of food-waste to local pig-farmers), sewage disposal, air emissions, non-CFC use, pesticide-use, noise reduction and visual pollution. Wherever possible, local cuisine is featured on the menus.

Itinerary

Day 1
You leave White Rhino Hotel at 1000hrs and drive north crossing the equator at Nanyuki to Olpejeta Conservancy arriving in time for lunch at Sweetwaters.

Spend the afternoon at leisure, at 1530hrs you will be taken on an evening game drive. Return to the camp at dusk for dinner and overnight.

Day 2

Early morning drive or a visit to the chimps starting at 6.30 am. Return to the camp for breakfast. After breakfast check out and return to Nyeri/ Nairobi.

PRICE

Non-resident

Per person sharing USD 265 (Minimum 7 persons)

Per person in a single USD 335

**minimum 7 persons

Resident

Per person Kes.17,000/=

**minimum 7 persons

 Includes: Transport in a safari minivan with open roof hatch for game viewing (we will try and take individual bookings to make up a group of 7), services of an English speaking driver/ guide, full board accommodation in standard tents, game drives, conservancy fee

Excludes: Tips, drinks, laundry, Personal and medical insurance which we can assist with, Any item of a personal nature, optional activities such as walks, Lion Tracking etc. Any other extras not mentioned as included

For more information on this trip please view the digital itinerary here

Paula Okello
Email: Paula@letsgsafari.com
Direct Line: (254) 020 5293230
Mobile: 0722 472223
Skype: paulalgt

Samburu Intrepids; Eco label:Silver

Samburu Intrepids Lodge is located in Samburu National Reserve. There is a wide variety of animal and bird life seen at Samburu National Reserve. Several large game species common to Kenya’s northern plains can be found in abundance here, including the following dry-country fauna: gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, oryx and reticulated giraffe. All three big cats, Masai lions, Tanzanian cheetahs and leopards, can also be found here, as well as elephants, Cape buffaloes and hippo. Rhinos are no longer present in the park due to heavy poaching.

There are over 350 species of bird. These include grey-headed kingfisher, sunbirds, bee-eaters, Marabou stork, tawny eagle, Verreaux’s eagle, bateleur, vulturine guineafowl, yellow-necked spur fowl, lilac-breasted roller, secretary bird, superb starling, northern red-billed hornbill, yellow-billed hornbill, and various vultures including the palm-nut vulture.

Green Footprint

Samburu Intrepids lodge has a clear environmental policy that guides its operation. The policy emphasis on continued improvement on sound and sustainable management practices, social responsibility, commitment to environmental protection and conservation of resources such as water energy, and waste management, and compliance to relevant government regulations and legislations.

The lodge engages its guests to support the local community school  (Kiltamany Primary school) so that the children can have access to quality education. Furthermore, the lodge has also started a clinic for the community and has employed a full time nurse.

The lodge has a conservation awareness program program for local children where they are taught photography and conservation.

Itinerary

Day 1

Pick up from the White Rhino Hotel at 1000hrs and drive north to the Northern Frontier District and into Samburu Game Reserve.

Enjoy lunch and game viewing in the afternoon returning to the camp at dusk.

Day 2

An early morning game drive and thereafter depart after breakfast. Drop off in Nyeri / Nairobi.

End of tour

PRICES

Non-resident

Per person sharing USD 200

Per person in a single USD 225

**minimum 7 persons

 Resident

Per person Kes.13,495/=

**minimum 7 persons

 Price Includes: Transport in a safari minivan with open roof hatch for game viewing , (we will try and take individual bookings to make up a group of 7), services of an English speaking driver/ guide, full board accommodation, game drives, park entry fees

Excludes: Tips, drinks, laundry, personal and medical insurance which we can assist with, Nairobi hotel and airport transfers which we can assist with, Any item of a personal nature, Optional activities such as cultural visits, walk, etc. Any other extras not mentioned as included

For more information on this trip please view the digital itinerary here

**RATES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
CONTACT DETAILS TO BE USED ON ALL ITINERARIES
For bookings or enquiries, please contact;

Paula Okello
Email: Paula@letsgsafari.com
Direct Line: (254) 020 5293230
Mobile: 0722 472223
Skype: paulalgt