3 Day Aberdares and Sweet Waters Game Sanctuary

3 Day Aberdares and Sweet Waters Game Sanctuary

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Aberdare National Park and Sweet Waters Game Reserve (also known as Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary) are two popular wildlife destinations in Kenya. Visitors often combine these two locations into a 3-day safari experience to enjoy the diversity of wildlife and beautiful landscapes.

Day 1: Nairobi to Aberdare National Park

  • Depart from Nairobi in the morning and head towards Aberdare National Park, which is located about 150 kilometers north of Nairobi.
  • As you drive through the scenic landscapes, you might make a stop for lunch at one of the restaurants or lodges along the way.
  • Arrive at Aberdare National Park in the afternoon and check-in at your lodge or camp.
  • After some rest, embark on an exciting evening game drive to spot various animals like elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, and if you're lucky, leopards and hyenas.
  • Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Full-day Game Drive in Aberdare

  • Start your day early with a morning game drive to witness animals at their most active time. The park's diverse ecosystem supports a range of wildlife, including the rare bongo antelope and the giant forest hog.
  • Breakfast will be either packed or back at the lodge, depending on your preference and the sightings during the game drive.
  • You can also go for a guided nature walk to explore the Aberdare forest and learn about its unique flora and fauna.
  • In the afternoon, return to your accommodation for lunch and some leisure time.
  • Later, head out for another game drive to discover more of the park's hidden treasures.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge or camp in Aberdare National Park.

Day 3: Aberdare to Sweetwaters Game Reserve, Return to Nairobi

  • After breakfast, leave Aberdare National Park and make your way to Sweetwaters Game Reserve, located in the Laikipia region.
  • Sweetwaters is known for its conservancy efforts and is home to the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya.
  • Arrive at Sweetwaters and check-in at your lodge or camp.
  • Enjoy a morning game drive in the reserve, where you have a good chance of spotting the "Big Five" (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino) and other wildlife species.
  • Have lunch at your accommodation, followed by a visit to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Here, you can observe rescued chimpanzees and learn about their rehabilitation and conservation efforts.
  • In the afternoon, depart from Sweetwaters and head back to Nairobi, where your 3-day Aberdares and Sweetwaters safari comes to an end.

Included:

  1. Accommodation: Typically, your tour package will cover the cost of accommodation in selected hotels, lodges, or camps.
  2. Transportation: package include transportation to and from Nairobi or your starting point.
  3. Park Entry Fees: Entrance fees to national parks and attractions like Aberdare National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve included.
  4. Game Drives: Guided game drives in the national parks and reserves to spot wildlife.
  5. Meals: Full or partial board options, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  6. Bottled Water: Some package provide bottled water during your tour.
  7. Local Guides: Guided tours within the parks and attractions by experienced local guides.
  8. Activities: activities like boat rides included.
  9. Park Permits: Permits for activities like hiking.
  10. Cultural Visits: Some packages may include visits to cultural experiences.
  11. Park and Conservation Fees: Fees that contribute to wildlife and environmental conservation.
  12. Airport Transfers: Transfers to and from the airport in Nairobi.
  13. Taxes: Any applicable taxes, such as VAT, may be included.
  14. Travel Insurance: Some packages include basic travel insurance coverage.
  15. Snacks: Snacks and refreshments during activities or drives.
  16. Park Ranger Fees: Fees for park rangers accompanying you on hikes or walks.
  17. Safari Vehicle: Use of a safari vehicle for game drives.
  18. Camping Equipment: If your tour includes camping, equipment may be provided.
  19. Driver/Guide: Services of a driver/guide.
  20. Emergency Support: Access to emergency support and assistance.
  21. Itinerary Planning: Tour operators typically plan the itinerary for you.
  22. All Meals: Some packages include all meals, including packed lunches during game drives.
  23. 24/7 Assistance: Access to customer service or support around the clock.
  24. Park Regulations: Ensuring compliance with park rules and regulations.
  25. Accommodation Upgrades: Options for upgrading to higher-end accommodations at reasonable cost.
  26. Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari: Some packages may offer hot air balloon safaris as an add-on.
  27. Evening Entertainment: Cultural performances or entertainment at the lodges or camps.

Excluded:

 

 

  1. International Flights: Typically, international flights to and from Kenya are not included.
  2. Personal Expenses: Expenses like souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, and personal items are usually not covered.
  3. Visa Fees: Fees for obtaining a Kenyan visa, if required.
  4. Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance may not be included in basic packages.
  5. Vaccinations and Medications: Any required vaccinations or medications are usually not covered.
  6. Optional Activities: Any optional activities outside the planned itinerary may be at an additional cost.
  7. Laundry Services: Laundry services at the accommodation are typically not included.
  8. Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and staff are usually not included.
  9. Excess Baggage Fees: Fees for excess baggage on flights.
  10. Personal Health Expenses: Medical expenses incurred during the trip.
  11. Additional Meals: Meals outside of what is specified in the package.
  12. Airport Departure Taxes: Any applicable departure taxes.
  13. Personal Travel Documentation: Costs associated with obtaining passports or other travel documents.
  14. Travel Gear: Personal travel gear, such as clothing and accessories.
  15. Wi-Fi and Internet Access: Costs for accessing the internet at accommodations.
  16. Phone Calls: Charges for international or local phone calls.
  17. Single Supplement: Additional cost for travelers who want their own room in case of group tours.
  18. Alcoholic Drinks: Alcoholic beverages are usually not included in the package.
  19. Additional Transport: Transport outside the planned itinerary.
  20. Emergency Evacuation: Costs related to emergency medical evacuation.
  21. Extra Nights: If you want to extend your stay beyond the package.
  22. Travel Medications: Medications like malaria prophylaxis.
  23. Travel Gear Rental: Rental of items like binoculars or camping gear.
  24. Early Check-In/Late Check-Out: Fees for early check-in or late check-out.
  25. Changes in Itinerary: Costs associated with changing the tour itinerary.
  26. Travel Locks: Locks and security accessories for your luggage.
  27. Airfare within Kenya: Domestic flights within Kenya, if not included in the package.

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