November 11 ,2012
Larsens Tented Camp - Samburu
Larsens Tented Camp was opened in 1987, and is set in lush lawns on the bank of the Uaso Nyiro, a river in Samburu National Reserve, 320 km north of Nairobi, Kenya, on the border of the old Northern Frontier Province. Tranquility and nature embrace you the minute you enter Larsens with the river being the perfect stage for an endless pageant of wildlife - elephants rolling and trumpeting in the shallows, timid impala nervously drinking, baboons and vervet monkeys swinging through the canopy of trees. The only man made noise is that of the young Samburu flutist as he slowly makes his way along the river front. He unobtrusively doubles as a palm nut thrower when the monkeys become too bold.
Day 01 : Nairobi - Samburu
Pick from your Hotel or JKIA and transferred to Wilson Airport for the scheduled flight to Samburu National Reserve located in Kenya's arid northern semi-desert country. Samburu is home to the Samburu tribe and many species of wildlife not found in other parts of East Africa. Grevy's zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, long necked Gerenuk along with cheetah, Elephant, Monkeys and numerous birds are just a few of the species Samburu is famous for. The life-giving Uaso Nyiro river flows through the reserve providing a lush oasis where elephants and other wildlife come to drink.
Upon arrival at the Airstrip you will be by your driver/guide from LARSEN'S CAMP and enjoy a game drive on the way to camp. Situated along the Uaso Nyiro, the luxury tents are set on raised wooden decks, nestled under acacia trees and have comfortable beds with full linens and complete ensuite bathrooms. From the varandah you will enjoy great bird-watching and viewing the wildlife on the river. You will have an afternoon game drive and still have time to relax and enjoy the ambiance of the camp. At night you will sit around the campfire with the spectacular African sky above. Dinner and overnight at LARSEN'S CAMP.
Day 02: Samburu
This morning you will be awakened early and after some coffee or tea and biscuits, depart at dawn on an early morning game drive. After your drive you will return to camp for breakfast and then on a late morning game drive. After lunch and time to relax and do some serious bird-watching, you will depart on a late afternoon game drive when again the light is prefect for photography. Return to the camp early evening in time for drinks around the fire and dinner. Overnight at LARSEN'S CAMP.
Day 03 : Samburu - Nairobi
After breakfast you will be transferred to Samburu Airstrip and board the scheduled flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your Hotel or JKIA.