Ol Pejeta was traditionally a cattle ranch, but completely changed its business model in the late twentieth century by developing a successful safari product. Now it is privately owned and known as one of the most successful conservancies! In addition to the classic car safari, you can do numerous other safari-related activities here.
Samburu Wildlife Reserve
Remote and therefore not yet totally overrun by tourists: Samburu Wildlife Reserve. This park has a serenity you can’t say no to. In peace and quiet, you will spot the most diverse wildlife and explore the beautiful landscapes. Samburu National Park is home to large predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs as well as some rare northern Kenyan species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali ostrich and Gerenuk. In addition, it is the place to be for bird lovers!
The Butterfly People
Raw, diverse and colorful! Join Samburu warriors on an adventurous hike through the rainforest with stunning views. The Samburu is a nomadic tribe in northern Kenya, closely related to the Masai. They live mainly on livestock: cattle, goats, sheep, as well as camels. The people are also known as “The Butterfly People” because of their brightly colored clothing and jewelry.
3 to 5 days of hiking
The Samburu Trek is a 3-5 day adventure where you trek through the rainforest towards Kirisia. Magnificent views of vast plains as far as you can see and special camping spots. Keep your eyes open, because in the forest you have a chance to see wildlife! From a rock towering out of the jungle you can see an insane Lion King sunset before you pitch your tent.
The trek can be extended with a ride on the back of a moped towards Lewaso Conservancy, where you will spot lots of wildlife! Then you can wash the dust off your body with a tubing adventure on a motorcycle tire in Kenya’s Ewaso Ng’iro River. The Ewaso River flows through several cork-dry landscapes, making it a fundamental water source for both wildlife and local communities.
Meru National Park
Located 348 km from Nairobi, Meru National Park’s relative unfamiliarity makes it unlike the crowded Masai Mara. It has diverse landscapes: from wide-open plains to many rivers and lush forests. Like Samburu National Park, you’ll find the big predators and an awful lot of bird species here.