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Established in Kenya in 2004, Arch Treks & Safaris is a reputable company offering the following services in Kenya and other East African countries;

  • Mountaineering Adventures
  • Tours & Safaris
  • Escorted Walking Safaris
  • Hotel & Lodge Bookings
  • Car Hire Services
  • We are fully committed to our clients, offering caring and personalized service that begins from the time you contact us to arrange the safari of your dreams, through the moment you set foot in Africa, upto when we wave you goodbye.
    Arch Treks and Safaris is managed by James Kariuki, a graduate of NOLS (American National Outdoors Leadership School), a veteran, seasoned professional mountain and adventure safari guide (see guide's profile).

    Backed by years of experience and a dedicated team of professional staff, Arch Treks & Safaris guarantees client satisfaction through professional, reliable and personalized services.

    The choice of destinations, type of accommodation, mode of travel and length of stay though, is as endless as the activities, experiences, learning opportunities and discoveries that await you. With our help we guide you in crafting the safari of a life time.
    Established in Kenya in 2004, Arch Treks & Safaris is a reputable company offering the following services in Kenya and other East African countries;

  • Mountaineering Adventures
  • Tours & Safaris
  • Escorted Walking Safaris
  • Hotel & Lodge Bookings
  • Car Hire Services
  • Arch Treks and Safaris is managed by James Maina Kariuki, a graduate of NOLS (American National Outdoors Leadership School), a veteran and professional mountain guide and a seasoned adventure safari guide (see profile). Backed by years of experience and a dedicated team of professional staff, Arch Treks & Safaris guarantees client satisfaction through professional, reliable and personalized services.
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    MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
    EAST AFRICAN MOUNTAINS
    The main East African mountains are Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare Range which are located wholly within Kenya to the north of Nairobi. Mt. Elgon lies astride the Uganda-Kenya border. Mt. Kilimanjaro extends along Tanzania's northern boundary with Kenya while Mt. Meru is in northern Tanzania. The Ruwenzori range stretches between Lakes Edward and Albert on the Uganda-Congo border, and farther south the Virunga mountains extend along the continuous borders of Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo.

    Arch Treks and Safaris will provide you with some thrilling opportunities to experience the best of an African mountain climbing adventure . The diverse range of vegetation types, wildlife habitats, amazing terrain and stunning sceneries one encounters will create a sense of awe. The cheerful and seemingly superhuman porters, the sweat and tears that go into a successful trek to the summit form part of the extraordinary sense of achievement one experiences while standing on the summit and watching the sun rise over Africa.
    Our formula for success is the use of professional guides, well paid porters and crew, going slower, giving enough rest between stages and acclimatization time. What you eat and where you sleep is also very important. You can discover a great deal about yourself through these adventures, but only if the experience is of extremely high quality and professionally organized. As such, we do what we know we are good at; delivering superb results. You don't need to be super human. Average fitness and determination is all it takes. Itineraries can be tailored to suit ones treks and climbs.

    Our trips have personalized itineraries without set departure dates. We organize tailor-made walking safaris on East African mountains for groups and individuals who are looking for mountain wilderness adventure. We have an experienced mountain team who will do their best to ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable as possible. The team helps you experience high altitude trekking amongst rugged peaks and glaciers safely.
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    MT. KENYA ROUTE OPTIONS
    ABOUT MT. KENYA
    4 DAYS:  SIRIMON ROUTE UP AND DOWN
    4 DAYS:  SIRIMON ROUTE UP - CHOGORIA ROUTE
    6 DAYS:  SIRIMON ROUTE OUT CHOGORIA ROUTE WITH PEAK CIRCUIT
    5 DAYS:   CHOGORIA - SIRIMON
    7 DAYS:  POPULAR TECHNICAL CLIMBING NORMAL, SOUTH EAST FACE ROUTE (DECEMBER - MARCH)
    7 DAYS:  BATIAN TECHNICAL CLIMBING NORTH FACE
    ABOUT MT. KENYA
    Mt. Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian at 5,199 metres (17,057 ft), Nelion at 5,188 metres (17,021 ft) and Point Lenana at 4,985 metres (16,355 ft). Mt. Kenya is located in central Kenya, just south of the equator and 150 kilometers from Nairobi. Batian was climbed in 1899 by the British mountaineer, Halford Mackinder, the first man known to have been done so. Mackinder named the three peaks after Maasai leaders. Nelion, the second highest peak but a much harder climb, was not ascended until 1929 by Eric Shipton.

    There are several routes up the mountain. A team of guides, porters and cooks will accompany you and perform any menial tasks, allowing you to enjoy the experience free from the burden of carrying heavy gear, gathering water, finding your way up the mountain and making meals.

    Itineraries can be tailored to suit ones requirements with varying durations of between 3 and 5 days trekking to the summits with camping or banda accommodation options along the way.
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    4 DAYS:  SIRIMON ROUTE UP AND DOWN
    This is a spectacular climb that is gentle and much more scenic than through Naro Moru route and is on the drier side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking. The route starts from the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki, climbing up through forest into a wide ridge approaching to the summit area.
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - SIRIMON GATE - OLD MOSES CAMP (3,300m), 3-4hrs, 9km, 680m ASCENT
    After pick up in Nairobi, drive to Nanyuki town for lunch crossing the equator en route to the Sirimon Park gate (2,660m). From the gate, trek through magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp 3,300m) for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 - 4hrs gaining an elevation of 680m.

    DAY 2:  OLD MOSES - SHIPTON'S CAMP (4,200m), 7hrs, 14km, 900m ASCENT
    After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the moorland and crossing Liki North River. Continue uphill to Mackinder Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the SHIPTON'S CAMP. This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier. Residents are rock hyrax and sun birds.

    DAY 3:  SHIPTON'S- PT. LENANA (4,985m) - OLD MOSES CAMP (3,300m), 11-12hrs, 23km, 785m ASCENT, 1,585m DESCENT
    Kick off early (2.30am) and get served with tea and biscuits. Leave at 3.00am to reach Pt. Lenana in time for the African sunrise. The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. Hike for about three hours up to Pt. Lenana (4,985m), the hiker's summit, arriving there in time to watch the African sunrise. Descend to Shipton's camp for breakfast.

    After breakfast, begin a 5 hour descent via Mackinder Valley to the Old Moses camp (3,300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses camp

    DAY 4:  OLD MOSES CAMP - SIRIMON PARK GATE - NAIROBI, 2hrs, 650m DESCENT
    After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours to the Sirimon Park gate to get a vehicle for transfer to Nairobi, arriving late in the afternoon.
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    4 DAYS:  SIRIMON ROUTE UP - CHOGORIA ROUTE
    This program is designed to suit people with very little time, i.e. only 3 nights on the mountain. This creative climb joins two of the most scenic routes up the mountain i.e. Sirimon and Chogoria, producing a remarkably diverse and spectacular trek. Sirimon, coming off the west of the mountain, passes through the dry side of the mountain with its giant trees and rocky terrain, while the descent onto the Chogoria path, is remarkably different, with its lush bamboo and highland forests. The final night time ascent of Pt. Lenana can be as difficult as any ascent in East Africa, but the rest of the trek is generally considered easier than either Kilimanjaro or Ruwenzori.
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - SIRIMON GATE - OLD MOSES CAMP ( 3,300m), 3-4hrs, 9km, 680m ASCENT
    After pick up in Nairobi, drive to Nanyuki town for lunch crossing the equator en route to the Sirimon Park gate (2,660m). From the gate, trek through magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp 3,300m) for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 - 4hrs gaining an elevation of 680m.

    DAY 2:  OLD MOSES - SHIPTON'S CAMP (4,200m), 7hrs, 14km, 900m ASCENT
    After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the moorland and crossing Liki North River. Continue uphill to Mackinder Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the Shipton's Camp. This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier. Residents are rock hyrax and sun birds.

    DAY 3:  SHIPTON'S- PT. LENANA (4,985m) - MT KENYA BANDAS (2,800m), 11-12hrs, 29km, 785m ASCENT, 2,085m DESCENT
    Kick off early (2.30am) and get served with tea and biscuits. Leave at 3.00am to reach Pt. Lenana in time for the African sunrise. The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. With a good moon, you barely need a torch. Without a moon, then the pollution-free sky bangs on the ground, giving you as good a view of the stars as almost anywhere else on earth. The climb takes 3-4hrs and to add to the exhilaration, Mt. Kilimanjaro is also visible on the horizon. Descend to Minto's hut for a full breakfast. After a short rest, descend to Mt. Kenya Bandas along the Gorges Valley where you can enjoy good views of The Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom Rocks and Giant Billiards Table.  Dinner and overnight at the bandas. You can enjoy log fires, hot showers and bed at the bandas.

    DAY 4:  MERU BANDAS - CHOGORIA TOWN - NAIROBI, 3hrs, 10km
    After breakfast, descend through a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet a vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town and further to Nairobi arriving by 5.00pm.
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    6 DAYS:  SIRIMON ROUTE OUT CHOGORIA ROUTE WITH PEAK CIRCUIT
    Traverse the mountain from North to East via the Sirimon and scenic Chogoria routes. Climb Pt. Lenana, the highest trekking peak on Mt. Kenya. Descend via the quieter and most dramatic Chogoria route
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - OLD MOSES (3,300m)
    Leave Nairobi at 6.30am by private transport to reach Nanyuki at 10.00am. Link up with the guide, cook and the porters in Nanyuki. Leave Nanyuki at 10.30am for Sirimon Gate 2,650m. Check in and start hiking through the rain forest to Old Moses Camp at 3,300m. Picnic lunch will be served at along the way. If you are lucky, you will see big game like buffalo, elephant, water buck and other animals. The distance is 9km and takes 3hrs.  While at the Old Moses camp at 1600hrs, you may take a short 1hr walk just to acclimatize. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

    DAY 2:  OLD MOSES (3,300m) TO SHIPTON'S CAMP (4,200m)
    After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the moorland and crossing Liki North River. Continue uphill to Mackinder Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley. Walk through the picturesque views of the Sirimon and the Mackinder Valley arriving at Shipton's Camp (4200m). Lunch is served on the way.  This is a relatively long day, the distance to Shipton's Camp from Old Moses camp is 16kms takes 6hrs. Shipton's Camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier, with amazing views of the Northern side of the mountain. Dinner and overnight at the Shiptons  Camp.

    DAY 3:   PEAK CIRCUIT, ACCLIMATIZATION DAY / SHIPTONS TO AUSTRIAN HUT (4,790m)
    Breakfast is served at 8.00am. At 09.00am, start the peak circuit, from Shipton's camp through the trail that leads to Kami Camp below the north face of Batian. Continuing southwest, the trails climbs up to the ridge 4,600m. Hike through the scree before reaching Hausberg Col at 4,590m. Later descend into the upper Hausberg Valley and rest at the aptly named Oblong and Hausberg tarns. Ascending to the crest of a ridge known as Arthur's Seat, you can see the trail winding along a beautiful series of rock ledges. You can to see Mackinders, Teleki Lodge, Two Tarn, Nanyuki Tarn and American Camp. Proceed to Austrian camp as you see Pt. Peter, Daton and other beautiful scenes. Picnic lunch is served along the way.

    DAY 4:   AUSTRIAN HUT - PT. LENANA (4,985m) - CHOGORIA MERU BANDAS (2,800m) 8hrs, 24km, 195m ASCENT, 2,085m DESCENT
    At 4.30am, wake up and have tea & biscuits. Proceed to the summit, Pt. Lenana (4985m) and take photos with the African sunrise. You can to see Mt. Kilimanjaro's Kibo and Mawenzi peaks if the weather is clear, especially at dawn and the views are spectacular. Descend down to Mintos Hut for a full breakfast. Thereafter descend to Chogoria Bandas as you see Lake Ellis, Mugi hills, Vivien Falls and the Giant Billiards Table at a distance. Picnic lunch is served along the way as you head to and arrive at the bandas in the early evening for a long deserved hot shower, dinner and overnight.

    DAY 5:   CHOGORIA BANDAS - NAIROBI
    After breakfast, descend for a 10km through the bamboo forest and get transport to Chogoria and then Nairobi arriving at 3pm.
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    5 DAYS:   CHOGORIA - SIRIMON
    Traverse the mountain from East to North via the Sirimon and scenic Chogoria routes. Climb Pt. Lenana, the highest trekking peak on Mt. Kenya. Descend via the Sirimon route. Chogoria route is arguably the most magnificent ascent route to the summit area. It is the driest route up the mountain and the walk beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular. Accommodation on this hike is 2 nights in mountain huts and 2 nights camping. Nonetheless, if you prefer to camp you can do so on all nights on the mountain.
    DAY 1:   NAIROBI- MT KENYA BANDAS (2,900m) 3hrs, 10km, 650m ASCENT
    Depart from Nairobi at 6.30am arriving at Chogoria for lunch. Thereafter use 4×4 vehicle and drive up to the edge of the dense bamboo forest where you start trekking through the forest for a distance of 10 km to the Mt. Kenya Bandas. Dinner and overnight at the Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas.

    DAY 2:   MT KENYA BANDAS - LAKE ELLIS CAMPSITE (3,600m) 3hrs, 9km, 700m ASCENT
    After breakfast , set off up the mountain at an easy pace. Visit the Nithi waterfalls and get back on the trail for a slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis giving way to scenic views of Mugi, Ithanguni and the Giants Billiards Table. If you follow the river near roadhead and upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly beautiful. Have lunch on the banks of a stream, then cut up the left hand hillside to the camp at about 3,600m.

    DAY 3:   LAKE ELLIS - MINTO`S CAMP (4,200m) 4hrs, 12km, 600m ASCENT
    Start early on a well beaten track to follow a ridge up the mountain for about 3 hours to eventually join the tourist track on the normal Chogoria route at an altitude of about 4,100m. See breathtaking views over the Gorges Valley and back over towards Ithanguni and the Northern Moorlands. Lunch is served at a small stream crossing, before continuing for a further hour to the Mintos Hut at 4,200m for a night's rest. Afternoon is spent relaxing at camp, though a 10 minute walk to the “Temple” is well worth the effort. This is a 150 meters vertical cliff that gets its name from the position visitors often adopt when peering over the edge - they look as if they are praying. An early night is recommended as you will attempt to summit next day.

    DAY 4:   MINTO'S – PT. LENANA (4,985m)- OLD MOSES CAMP, 11-12hrs, 785m ASCENT, 1,685m DESCENT, 24km
    Pre-dawn attempt of the summit starts at 3.00am and you hike for about three hours up to Pt. Lenana (4,985m), the hiker's summit, arriving there in time to watch the African sunrise. Descend to Shipton's Camp for breakfast. After breakfast, begin a 5 hour descent via Mackinder Valley to Old Moses camp (3,300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses camp.

    DAY 5:   OLD MOSES CAMP - SIRIMON PARK GATE – NAIROBI, 2hrs, 650m DESCENT
    After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours to the Sirimon Park gate to get a vehicle for transfer to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.
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    7 DAYS:  POPULAR TECHNICAL CLIMBING NORMAL, SOUTH EAST FACE ROUTE (DECEMBER - MARCH)
    DAY 1: NAIROBI - MET STATION
    Depart Nairobi in the morning at 8.30am and drive to Naromoru, the base for climbing Mt. Kenya arriving in time for early lunch. Transfer to the Mt. Kenya Naromoru park gate and start hiking to Met Station (3,300m). Hiking takes about 3hours. Dinner and overnight at the Bandas.

    DAY 2:  MET STATION - MACKINDERS CAMP
    After breakfast, proceed to Teleki valley with a picnic lunch en-route arriving at Mackinders Camp (4,300m) in the early evening. The distance is 14kms and takes 6 hours. Dinner and overnight at Teleki Lodge.

    DAY 3:  MACKINDERS - AUSTRIAN HUT
    Depart Mackinders after breakfast and walk along a steep scree and alpine desert to Austrian Hut (4,700m) taking about 3hrs. You will have a chance to view the Southern side of the this beautiful mountain. Dinner and overnight at the Austrian Hut.

    DAY 4:  SUMMIT DAY - BATIAN PEAK
    Wake up early to a hot cup of tea and then cross the Lewis glacier where you start your technical climbing for about 7hrs to the summit (Batian), then return to Austrian Hut for dinner and overnight.

    DAY 5:  EXTRA DAY
    If you would do both peaks, Nelion(5188m) and Batian (5,199m), please allow allow 5 hours for the ascent of Nelion and a further 3 hours for reaching Batian and returning to Nelion. It is advisable to spend a night to the Howell Hut on the summit of Nelion. Hence, this call for an extra day. However, depending on the experience of the climber and with the help of our technical guide, you can summit and be back by evening.

    DAY 6:  PT. LENANA, SHIPTONS AND DOWN TO OLD MOSES CAMP
    Wake up early (5.30am) and climb to Pt. Lenana which is approximately 1.5kms away for 1 hour and 15 minutes. After a photo session on Pt. Lenana, descend to Shipton's Camp for full breakfast then futher down along Mackinder Valley to Old Moses for late lunch. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp.

    DAY 7:  OLD MOSES - NAIROBI
    After breakfast, descend for 9km to Sirimon Gate to get transport back to Nairobi, with a lunch stop at Nanyuki at you own cost. Overnight at the Lotos Inn and Suites Hotel in Nairobi.
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    6 - 7 DAYS:  BATIAN NORTH FACE TECHNICAL CLIMBING (JUNE TO OCTOBER)
    DAY 1: NAIROBI - NANYUKI TOWN - SIRIMON GATE - OLD MOSES CAMP
    Leave Nairobi at 6.45am for a 3.5 hour trip to Nanyuki where you will link up with the porters and make final preparations and continue with the journey to the mountain park gate. With porter support, trek for 3hrs to Old Moses Camp at 3,300m. Diner and overnight at the Old Moses Camp or you may opt to sleep in bandas.

    DAY 2:  OLD MOSES TO SHIPTON'S CAMP (4,200m)
    After breakfast proceed across Ontulilli River straight to Liki North River, to the top ridge and down to Mackinder Valley and Shipton's Camp at 4,200m. This is a 17kms walk which takes 6 - 7hours, with picnic lunch served on the way. You have the option of staying in the hut, or sleep in your own tents. The tents offer a bit of privacy and quiet from the often busy hut. Either way, our cook will use the hut's facilities and we will take our meals at tables and benches inside the hut. This night you will be joined by the technical guide/s who will do a briefing and a kit/technical gear check.

    DAY 3:  SHIPTONS CAMP 4,200m
    Early morning after breakfast you have an acclimatization walk to Pt. Lenana (4895m). Rest after lunch and at 3pm, climb a short route on either Pt. Peter (this is also technical) or Pt. Dutton. You can also opt to rest and spare the energy. In either case, you also prepare for the climb of Batian the following morning.

    DAY 4:  SUMMIT ATTEMPT - ASCENT OF BATIAN (5,199m) BY THE NORTH FACE STANDARD ROUTE
    Starting before dawn, usually between 4 and 5am, you may climb the first couple of pitches by headlamp.  The route initially follows a wide contour which you ascend for some 7 pitches, never harder than 5.7. A bit of easy scrambling brings you to the amphitheater, a small basin of easy rock partly way up the route. Ideally you arrive here by about 7.30am and enjoying a late breakfast and a short break. Above this is the crux of the route, Firmin's Tower. There are about 3 difficult pitches, all fairly short, but all in the 5.8 to 5.9 range. Above this, easier terrain leads to a few more pitches and finally, the west ridge. From this point, you continue on easy, but still exposed, rock to Shipton's Notch, a prominent gash in the summit ridge. Another pitch, then mixed 4th and easy 5th class rock leads to the airy summit of Batian. Descent is by the same route, with a few minor variations. If you are quick, you can arrive back in Shipton's Camp before evening dusk. If slow, you might not be able to go up and down the same day. Hence, you may overnight at the Top Hut about 5188m (Nelion).

    DAY 5:  SHIPTONS CAMP TO CHOGORIA  BANDAS
    After Spending the night at Shipton's, you take the scenic Chogoria route. The trek begins with a climb to Simba Col (where porters once swore they saw a lion, hence the name), then a quick descent to the Hall Tarns. You then follow the backbone of a ridge overlooking the beautiful Gorges Valley. Loosing elevation, you leave the high moorlands and enter into the forest belt which surrounds Mt. Kenya. As you approach the rustic cabins of Meru Mt. Kenya Lodge (our destination for the night, you are likely to see cape buffalo, as well as bush buck or water buck and tracks of other wild animals. The bandas, as the cabins are called, are a welcome luxury after your stay on the mountain. With hot shower (after the water is wood-fire heated) and a fine evening fire, you enjoy dinner and the thick, fragrant air of the jungly lower elevations. In the evening, you can make a short hike with your Kenyan guide, looking for additional wildlife and exploring the immediate area around the cabins.

    DAY 6:  CHOGORIA BANDAS - NAIROBI
    There is a rough road which leads up to the lodge. You may choose to hike the first hour or so, enjoying the thick bamboo forest. You often see elephant tracks and signs of many other wild animals. After a bit of time, a 4x4 rough road vehicle catches up with you. You use the vehicle to drive to Chogoria town on the east side of Mt. Kenya. Once on the main road, you switch to a more comfortable vehicle, for an additional 4 hour drive to Nairobi. Please plan for seven days in case you spend the night at the Top Hut.
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    ABOUT MT. KILIMANJARO
    Mt. Kilimanjaro was formed during the most recent faulting of the Rift valley two to three million years ago, an event that also led to the formation of Mt. Kenya. Kilimanjaro was certainly an active volcano 100,000 years ago when the the crater below Kibo Peak was formed. The glaciers around the peak probably began to form some 11,700 years ago. However, it is thought that due to global warming they will have melted within another 20 years. In the sixth century, Chinese sailors returned home with tales of a great inland mountain, but Kilimanjaro remained something of an enigmatic legend to non-Africans well into the nineteenth century.

    In 1848, the German missionary, Johannes Rebmann, while venturing inland in a bid to convert the local tribes to Christianity, sighted the snow-capped mountain from Tsavo but his report was met with ridicule.
    It was not until 1861 when Dr. Otto Kersten and Baron Karl Klaus von der Decken scaled the mountain to a height of 4,300m. The first Europeans to reach the summit were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. Mawenzi peak was first climbed in 1912.

    The mountain has retained a legendary and almost mystical aura throughout the twentieth century. Mt. Kilimanjaro's huge snow-capped summit dome, rising high above the surrounding savanna, is one of Africa's all time classic images.

    It is the highest free standing volcano in the world and the tallest in Africa, at an attitude of 5,895m (19,340ft). While it is acknowledged that to summit the “mountain of greatness” is not easy, it is very achievable.

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    THE ABERDARES ROUTE OPTIONS
    ABOUT THE ABERDARES
    5 DAYS:  THE ABERDARES
    ABOUT THE ABERDARES
    This is a 90 km long ridge that lies between Mt. Kenya and the Great Rift Valley and rises to a height of 4,001 metres. It was named by the Scottish explorer, Joseph Thompson in 1884 after Lord Aberdare, then president of the Royal Geographical Society.

    Dense mountain forests cover the middle reaches of the mountains. The highest point is Satima at 4,001m and home to Kenya's highest waterfall, the Karuru Falls highest and tallest in Kenya, Other major waterfalls are Chania and Gura. The Aberdares, declared a national park in 1950 offers exceptional hiking terrain and stunning views.

    The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range, a fascinating region of Kenya which, according to traditional Kikuyu folklore, are one of the homes of Ngai (God). The Aberdare rain forest is a vital water catchment area that feeds the entire local and Nairobi water supply needs. Deep ravines cut through the forested inclines, through which hidden trout streams flow and waterfalls cascade down hundreds of feet of rock face. Mountain ranges and peaks soar to around 12,900ft (4,001meters), giving way to deep V-shaped valleys with streams and rivers cascading over spectacular waterfalls.
    Karuru Falls is the highest and tallest in waterfall in Kenya and plunges in three steps to a total drop of 273m. The sight breathtaking. Other major waterfalls are Chania and Gura. These are a must see for landscape and nature lovers.

    Above the forest is a belt of bamboo, a favourite haunt of the Bongo, a rare and elusive forest antelope. At 10,000ft the bamboo gives way to moorlands, home to eland, spotted and melanistic serval cats. This is an ideal place for walking, picnics, camping and trout fishing in the rivers. The moorlands thickets are home of Bush Duiker and the Black Rhino. In the forest are red Duiker, Suni, Bushbuck, Elephants, Buffalo, Giant Forest Hog, Leopard and Colobus Monkey. Bird life is abundant and varied. Perhaps the most conspicuous group is the Sunbirds, Crowned Eagles and Silver Checked Hornbills. Birds of prey are specially interesting and crowned.
    There is also a variety of accommodation including the famous Treetops Lodge where princess Elizabeth visited in February 1952 and and left as Queen Elizabeth II of the British Empire.

    Others are camp and picnic sites, bandas and the Ark, a lodge built in the shape of Noah's Ark. Night game viewing is provided by the lodges in the salient area of the park with excellent sightings of elephant, buffalo, lion and rhino, drawn to the waterholes and saltlicks each evening.
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    5 DAYS:  THE ABERDARES
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI TO ABERDARES FISHING LODGE CAMPSITE

    Leave Nairobi in the morning by public transport to Nyeri town where a jeep will take you to Kiandongoro Gate. Walk to the fishing lodge for a night at the campsite. Spend the afternoon accompanied by an armed ranger as you visit the Karuru and Magura waterfalls (4 hours walking round trip to the waterfalls.)
    DAY 2:  ABERDARES FISHING LODGE CAMPSITE TO HONI RIVER CAMPSITE

    After breakfast, trek through moorland, viewing high altitude plant life. Elephants, lions, buffaloes, antelopes and various bird species can be encountered as you proceed towards Honi River campsite for dinner and overnight (6-7 hours).
    DAY 3:  HONI RIVER CAMPSITE TO WANDERIS ROADHEAD CAMPSITE

    After breakfast, hike through the Hagenia Forest to Wanderis Roadhead Campsite for dinner and overnight (5 to 6 hours).
    DAY 4:  WANDERIS ROADHEAD CAMPSITE TO SATIMA PEAK

    Hike to the top of Satima Peak (4001mtrs) which is the highest point in the Aberdares overlooking the Great Rift Valley to the west and to the east, Mount Kenya. Later descend to the campsite for overnight (5 hours).
    DAY 5:  BACK TO NAIROBI

    After breakfast walk down to meet the vehicle off the mountain via Wanderis Gate and then proceed back to Nairobi.
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    TOURS & SAFARIS
    TOURS & SAFARIS
    Safari is a Swahili word for journey and there are few experiences that rival a journey through the wilderness, watching wild animals in their natural habitats in the worlds most famous game parks, game reserves and private sanctuaries in Kenya and the rest of East Africa.

    Arch Treks & Safaris will help you to organize your safaris and have a chance to follow the wild game, from the spectacular wildbeest migration to the thousands of pink flamingoes in some Kenyan lakes; from the big five to the endangered African wild dog and the rare Hirora among others and also experiencing the cultural practices of the Masai and Samburu people.

    Kenya boasts more than 80 major species of animals and over 1,000 species of birds. The country has a great variety to offer even for the most demanding visitor making it one of Africa's leading safari destinations.

    CAMPING SAFARIS
    These cover a variety of discounted safaris and have a lower price tag because accommodation is in a rustic camp in designated campsites with some modern conveniences, such as a bed, and hot showers as our basic safari accommodation. Food is prepared by an experienced cook over an open fire. These camps allow you to enjoy the outdoors and get a perfect night's sleep. For the true african adventure experience, camping under a blanket of a million stars, listening to the distant roar of a lion around the campfire is an absolute must.

    LODGE AND LUXURY SAFARIS
    For those travelers who would rather see Africa in comfort and luxury, more expensive options are available and while accommodation is either in up-market lodges and luxury tented camps, transport can either be in four by four custom built land cruisers, in comfortable safari minibuses or by Flying. We promise you value for money and an experience to cherish and remember.
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    CAMPING SAFARIS
    3 DAYS:  MASAI MARA
    3 DAYS:   AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
    5 DAYS:   AMBOSELI - TSAVO WEST & EAST NATIONAL PARKS
    4 DAYS:   LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - MASAI MARA
    6 DAYS:   LAKE BARINGO, LAKE BOGORIA, LAKE NAKURU & MASAI MARA
    8 DAYS:   SAMBURU, LAKES BARINGO, BOGORIA, NAKURU & MASAI MARA
    3 DAYS:  MASAI MARA
    The safari takes you directly to Masai Mara, one of Kenya 's most visited parks due to it's abundance in wildlife. You will experience nature at its best especially during the annual migration of wildebeests. This will make your tour to Kenya a really memorable one. Do not forget that the journey takes you through the Great Rift Valley which is famous for its scenic views most notably the escarpment and the numerous lakes which are renowned for their extensive bird species.
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - MASAI MARA

    Depart from your hotel and drive through the beautiful landscape of the Kikuyu farmlands before descending to the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley past the extinct volcanoes of Longonot and Suswa, to Narok for picnic lunch. After lunch continue across the Loita Plains pasts occupied and abandoned manyattas [the nomadic Masai villages] plastered with cow dung. On arrival in Masai Mara proceed on for a game drive, Dinner and overnight, at a campsite.

    DAY 2:  MASAI MARA
    A full day is spent game viewing across the rich tree studded grassland and rolling hills. The famous Masai Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game, black manned lion, leopard, cheetah & elephants, all the meals at the campsite.

    DAY 3:  MASAI MARA – NAIROBI
    Early morning game drive, return to the campsite for breakfast and leave for Nairobi (enjoying a picnic lunch en route) to arrive by 4 pm.

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    3 DAYS:   AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
    Amboseli national park is second famous after the Maasai Mara in Kenya, mainly because of the spectacular back drop of Africa's highest Mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro also known as "The Roof of Africa" which broods the southern boundary of the park. At 392 sq km, Amboseli is a small park and it lacks the profusion of animal species found in Masai Mara providing good chance of seeing some of the lager predators. Watching the elephant herd at dawn at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Amboseli national park is one of the Highlights.
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

    Depart Nairobi early in the morning for Amboseli game reserve via Namanga on the Tanzania border, picnic lunch en route. On arrival, proceed on for an afternoon game drive, Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

    DAY 2:  AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

    Early morning game drive when Mt. Kilimanjaro usually appears from its mantle of clouds, return for breakfast and proceed on for another game drive, lunch followed by a siesta and an afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at the campsite. (Optional visit to the Masai Villages - at an extra extra cost).

    DAY 3:  AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK - NAIROBI

    After breakfast depart Amboseli for Nairobi, With a game drive en-route Arriving at the carnivore Restaurant for Lunch, and later to your Hotel.
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    5 DAYS:   AMBOSELI - TSAVO WEST & EAST NATIONAL PARKS
    Amboseli national park is second famous after the Maasai Mara in Kenya, mainly because of the spectacular back drop of Africa's highest Mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro also known as "The Roof of Africa" which broods the southern boundary of the park. At 392 sq km, Amboseli is a small park and it lacks the profusion of animal species found in Maasai Mara providing good chance of seeing some of the lager predators. Watching the elephant herd at dawn at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Amboseli national park. Visiting one of the communities and privately run wildlife sanctuaries between Amboseli & the Tsavo national park.
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

    Depart Nairobi early in the morning for Amboseli game reserve via Namanga on the Tanzania border, Picnic lunch en route. On arrival, proceed on for an afternoon game drive, Dinner and overnight at the public campsite.

    DAY 2:  AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

    Early morning game drive when Mt. Kilimanjaro usually appears from its mantle of clouds, return for breakfast and proceed on for another game drive, lunch followed by a siesta and an afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at the campsite. (Optional visit to the Masai Villages - at an extra extra cost).

    DAY 3:  AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK - TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK

    After breakfast depart Amboseli for Tsavo West National Park crossing the now extinct dramatic lava flow at the park boundary, picnic lunch followed by a game drive in this Kenya's largest park, noted especially for its enormous elephant population. Visit Mzima Springs - an oasis where hippo and crocodile can be seen. Dinner and overnight at a public campsite.

    DAY 4:  TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK - TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK

    Breakfast and proceed on a morning game drive. Lunch, dinner and overnight at a campsite.

    DAY 5:  TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK – NAIROBI
    Early morning game drives, there after break up camp and drive back to Nairobi with picnic lunch en- route to arrive in the Nairobi City Hotel by 4.00 p.m. (The safari can end in Mombasa - at an extra cost).

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    4 DAYS:   LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - MASAI MARA
    A memorable journey through the Great Rift Valley will take you to the world famous Lake Nakuru National Park which is renowned for its wide selection of bird species-more than 400. This tour also takes you to the Maasai Mara, one of the most visited parks in Kenya due to its abundant wildlife, both flora and fauna and especially the annual migration of wildebeests.
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

    Depart Nairobi early in the morning for Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive the park at around 10.30am for a game drive in this park described as the world's bird's spectacle. You will see thousands of the pink flamingos and many other types of birds. Waterbuck, buffalos, lions & the rhinos are commonly seen here. Lunch is in the hotel at the park, Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse or hostel outside the park.

    DAY 2:  LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - MASAI MARA

    Depart after breakfast for Masai Maraarriving in time for lunch at a basic campsite. There after proceed on for an evening game drive in search of the black manned lion, elephants, leopard, cheetah, buffalo and other plains game, Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

    DAY 3:  MASAI MARA

    Full day game drives, exploring these vast plains, picnic lunch by the hippo pool and thereafter return to the campsite for dinner and overnight,(Optional visit to the Masai Villages - at an extra cost).

    DAY 4:  MASAI MARA – NAIROBI

    A morning game drive, after breakfast proceed on back to Nairobi , picnic lunch on the way & stop over for panoramic view of the Great Rift Valley to arrive Nairobi by 4 pm.
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    6 DAYS:   LAKE BARINGO, LAKE BOGORIA, LAKE NAKURU & MASAI MARA
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - LAKE BARINGO
    Depart Nairobi and later descend to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, for Lake Baringo arriving in time for lunch, Lake Baringo is a fresh water lake which supports a great variety of birds as well as hippos and crocodiles. (An evening boat ride, optional at an extra cost) Indeed the lake is reputed to be the bird-watching center of Kenya. Overnight at Mrs. Robert's Campsite.

    DAY 2:  LAKE BARINGO - LAKE BOGORIA

    Early in the morning we head south via Lake Bogoria, which is a shallow soda Lake with a beautiful scenery and also home to a sizable number of flamingos and other species of birds. The highlight however is the boiling hot springs and geyser, which also contributes to the beauty of the lake. After lunch a visit to the pokot or Jemps traditional village later proceed to Nakuru for dinner and overnight in a guesthouse or hostel located outside the park.

    DAY 3:  LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

    We proceed to Lake Nakuru National park after breakfast – another shallow soda lake that is described as an ornithologist paradise and one of the world's most magnificent sights. Here one has an opportunity to see up to millions of flamingos besides tens of thousands of others birds. Lake Nakuru is a rhino sanctuary and also harbors lions, warthog, waterbuck, buffalo, hippo and many other animals, Lunch at a hotel in the park, Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse or hostel located outside the park.
    DAY 4:  NAKURU - MASAI MARA

    We head further south to Narok, camping in semi-permanent camp located near the gate at the edge of the park. Walk-in-tents with beds & mattresses, hot & cold showers are available at basic campsite and meals are served in the dinning mess. Game drive early in the evening.

    DAY 5:  MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

    Equipped with picnic lunch, from the base camp we explore the Mara region which is packed with the elephants, zebras, rhinos and all kinds of game throughout the year, with the spectacular wildebeest migration from Serengeti occurring mainly in July and August. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

    DAY 6:  MASAI MARA – NAIROBI

    Morning game drive & return to the campsite for breakfast, thereafter proceed on to Nairobi via Narok where Masai souvenirs can be bought - Picnic lunch en- route, arriving early evening.
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    8 DAYS:   SAMBURU, L. BARINGO & L.BOGORIA, L.NAKURU & MASAI MARA
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
    Depart Nairobi in the morning passing through the rich agricultural farmland on the slopes of Mt. Kenya to the mainly dry scrubland and open Savannah plains of Samburu Game Reserve. Here the Ewaso Nyiro River supports a wide variety of game among them elephants, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, lion, gravy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, long necked gerenuk and the Oryx. Set up tents with dinner and overnight at the campsite.
    DAY 2:  SAMBURU GAME RESERVE

    Morning and afternoon game drives with all meals at the campsite.

    DAY 3:  SAMBURU – LAKE BARINGO

    Depart Samburu after an early breakfast and drive through the scenic areas to the west across the Lerochi Plateau, picnic lunch en route later descend to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, arriving at Lake Baringo in the afternoon. This is a fresh water lake, which supports a great variety of birds as well as hippos and crocodiles. Indeed the lake is reputed to be the bird-watching center of Kenya.

    DAY 4:  LAKE BARINGO - LAKE BOGORIA

    Early in the morning we head south via Lake Bogoria, which is a shallow soda Lake with a beautiful scenery and also home to a sizable number of flamingos and other species of birds. The highlight however is the boiling hot springs and geyser, which also contributes to the beauty of the lake. After lunch a visit to the pokot or Jemps traditional village later proceed to Nakuru for dinner and overnight in a guesthouse or hostel located outside the park.
    DAY 5:  LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

    We proceed to Lake Nakuru National park after breakfast – another shallow soda lake that is described as an ornithologist paradise and one of the world's most magnificent sights. Here one has an opportunity to see up to millions of flamingos besides tens of thousands of others birds. Lake Nakuru is a rhino sanctuary and also harbors lions, warthog, waterbuck, buffalo, hippo and many other animals, Lunch at a hotel in the park, Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse or hostel located outside the park.

    DAY 6:  NAKURU - MASAI MARA

    We head further south to Narok, camping in semi-permanent camp located near the gate at the edge of the park. Walk-in-tents with beds & mattresses, hot & cold showers are available at basic campsite and meals are served in the dinning mess,Game drive, early in the evening.

    DAY 7:  MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

    Equipped with picnic lunch, from the base camp we explore the Mara region which is packed with the elephants, zebras, rhinos and all kinds of game throughout the year, with the spectacular wildebeest migration from Serengeti occurring mainly in July and August, Dinner & overnight at the campsite.

    DAY 8:  MASAI MARA – NAIROBI

    Morning game drive & return to the campsite for breakfast, thereafter proceed on to Nairobi via Narok where Masai souvenirs can be bought - Picnic lunch en- route arriving early evening.
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    LODGE & LUXURY TENTED CAMP SAFARIS
    3 DAYS:  MASAI MARA
    5 DAYS:  MASAI MARA - LAKE NAKURU PARK - AMBOSELI SAFARI
    3 DAYS:  AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
    7 DAYS:  PRIVATE LODGE SAFARI
    4 DAYS:  AMBOSELI - TSAVO WEST & EAST NATIONAL PARKS
    4 DAYS:  MASAI MARA - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
    11 DAYS:  BEST OF KENYA LODGE SAFARI
    9 DAYS:  COMBO SPECIAL
    3 DAYS:  MASAI MARA
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - MASAI MARA
    Depart from your hotel at 7.30am and drive through the Central Province farmlands before descending into the Great Rift Valley through the spectacular escarpment with scenic views of the valley floor and the extinct volcanoes of Longonot and Suswa. Proceed to Narok for a short break and refuelling. Continue across the Loita Plains past Masai manyattas (nomadic Masai villages) and arrive at Masai Mara Ilkeliani Tented Camp for late lunch. Later at 3.00pm, proceed for a game drive. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Meal plan - Lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 5 to 6 hours
    Host camp - Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara

    DAY 2:  MASAI MARA FULL DAY

    Carrying picnic lunch, leave the camp at 7.30am and brace yourself for a full day which is spent viewing game across the rich, tree studded savannah grassland and rolling hills. The famous Masai Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game, black maned lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant. Have lunch at Hippo Pool. Proceed with the search of great predators and perhaps even cubs during extensive game runs. Masai Mara is the place where visitors come to follow the great wildebeest migration. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. Masai Mara remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the world. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Host camp - Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara

    DAY 3:   MASAI MARA – NAIROBI

    Start very early in the morning for the last game drive in Masai Mara. This is the best time to view the predators hunt, it’s also the best time to see the sun rise over the African savannah. Return to the camp for breakfast and leave at around 10am for lunch at Narok and thereafter proceeding to Nairobi arriving at 4pm.
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    $1,050
    per person
    Package includes;
  • Transport in a private custom made tour van / or Land Cruiser Jeep with a pop up roof
  • Services of professional English speaking guides
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Game parks or national parks entry fees
  • Accommodation in the stipulated camp
  • Meals as stipulated
  • Drinking Water, 1 Ltr per person per day
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Price excludes;
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tipping of the guide
  • Personal effects
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after safari
  • Personal travel insurance
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    5 DAYS:  MASAI MARA - LAKE NAKURU PARK - AMBOSELI SAFARI
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - MASAI MARA
    Depart from your hotel at 7.30am and drive through the Central Province farmlands before descending into the Great Rift Valley through the spectacular escarpment with scenic views of the valley floor and the extinct volcanoes of Longonot and Suswa. Proceed to Narok for a short break and refuelling. Continue across the Loita Plains past Masai manyattas (nomadic Masai villages) and arrival at Mara Sarova Game Camp for lunch. Later at 3.00pm, proceed for a game drive. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Meal plan - Lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 6 hours
    Host camp - Sarova Mara Game Camp

    DAY 2:  MASAI MARA FULL DAY

    Carrying picnic lunch, leave the camp at 8.00am and brace yourself for a full day of viewing game across the rich, tree studded savannah grassland and rolling hills. The famous Masai Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game, black maned lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant. Have lunch at Hippo Pool. Proceed with the search of great predators and perhaps even cubs during extensive game runs. Masai Mara is the place where visitors come to follow the great wildebeest migration. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. Masai Mara remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the world. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Host camp - Sarova Mara Game Camp

    DAY 3:  MASAI MARA TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise over the African savannah. Return to the camp for breakfast and thereafter leave for Lake Nakuru National Park. It will take at most 4.5 hours to drive to the gates of Lake Nakuru National Park. Take a game drive en route to Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge for lunch. Later, proceed on an evening game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park is dominated by a gentle undulating terrain with open bush and woodlands, typical of the dry rift valley vegetation. 27% of the park is composed of the Lake Nakuru waters. Lake Nakuru was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1983. The Rhino stocking program which ensued received white rhinos from South Africa. Currently the sanctuary has approximately 45 black and 31 white rhinoceros. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    Meal plan - Lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 5 hours
    Host camp - Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

    DAY 4:  LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK TO AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

    After Breakfast, leave the lodge for the gate with a game drive en-route. Drive to Nairobi for lunch at the Pampa Grill - Panari Sky Center. Thereafter, proceed to Amboseli National Park and arrive at 3.00pm for the evening game drive. Amboseli National Park, despite its small size (392 sq.km) and a fragile ecosystem, supports a wide range of animals (over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). The waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swamp land amidst dusty plains. Amboseli lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so you have a better chance of seeing some of the larger Animals. Elephant, buffalo, lion, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, warthog, giraffes, zebra, baboon and waterbuck are all present in the park. Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.

    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 6 hours
    Host camp - Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

    DAY 5:  AMBOSELI - NAIROBI

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise against the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Go back to the lodge for breakfast and later drive to Nairobi with an optional Nairobi restaurant dinner experience at the Carnivore Restaurant at your own cost .You will then be transferred to your hotel for the night or the airport for a flight out.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch
    Driving time - 3.5 to 4 hours
    End of safari
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    $1,150
    per person
    Package includes;
  • Transport in a private custom made tour van / or Land Cruiser Jeep with a pop up roof
  • Services of professional English speaking guides
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Game parks or national parks entry fees
  • Accommodation in the stipulated camp
  • Meals as stipulated
  • Drinking Water, 1 Ltr per person per day
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Price excludes;
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tipping of the guide
  • Personal effects
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after safari
  • Personal travel insurance
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    3 DAYS:  AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - AMBOSELI
    Get picked up from your Nairobi hotel in the morning and drive to Amboseli National Park which is renowned for its scenery with a backdrop of the snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro dominating the landscape and open plains. Arrive in time for lunch at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. Amboseli National Park, despite its small size (392 sq.km) and a fragile ecosystem, supports a wide range of animals (over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). The waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swamp land amidst dusty plains. Amboseli lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so you have a better chance of seeing some of the larger Animals. Elephant, buffalo, lion, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, warthog, giraffes, zebra, baboon and waterbuck are all present in the park. Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.
    DAY 2:  AMBOSELI FULL DAY

    Take an early morning game drive and return back to the lodge for breakfast. Thereafter, with packed lunch, spend a full day in the park in search of its popular residents like the well-known predators and their prey like the zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, hippo etc., and with a view of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    DAY 3:  AMBOSELI - NAIROBI

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise against the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise against the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Go back to the lodge for breakfast and later drive to Nairobi with an optional Nairobi restaurant dinner experience at the Carnivore Restaurant at your own cost .You will then be transferred to your hotel for the night or the airport for a flight out.

    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch
    Driving time - 4 to 5 hours
    End of safari
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    $1,000
    per person
    Package includes;
  • Transport in a private custom made tour van / or Land Cruiser Jeep with a pop up roof
  • Services of professional English speaking guides
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Game parks or national parks entry fees
  • Accommodation in the stipulated camp
  • Meals as stipulated
  • Drinking Water, 1 Ltr per person per day
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Price excludes;
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tipping of the guide
  • Personal effects
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after safari
  • Personal travel insurance
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    7 DAYS:  PRIVATE LODGE SAFARI
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY
    Depart from your hotel at 7.30 am and drive through the Central Province farmlands to Sweet Waters Serena Camp. The camp is at the heart of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy that also houses the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimpanzees, and the specially protected and fenced refuge of the black rhino. Proceed on a game drive in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals including all the “Big Five” (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion). The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. Lunch will be at the camp. An evening game drive starts from 3.00pm to 6.30pm. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Meal plan - Lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 3 hours
    Host camp - Sweet Waters Serena Camp

    DAY 2:  OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY - THE ARK, ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise over the African savannah. Return to the camp for breakfast and leave for the Aberdare National Park at 10am. Drive to the Aberdares in 1.5 hours and check in at Ark Country Club for lunch. After Lunch you will be transferred to the Ark Lodge. This Facility is set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, iconic and yes, quirky. The Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome large and small Game. The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range, a region of stunning and diverse landscapes where jagged peaks soar up to 3,930m and deep ravines cut through the forested slopes. The area is ideal for game viewing. The rain forest is a vital water catchment area with attractive streams and rivers supporting a broad range of wildlife. Bird watching is very good here with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s Francolin, sunbirds and plovers. The birds of prey are of particular interest and include African Goshawks, Ayres’ Hawk Eagles, Rufous Breasted Sparrow Hawk and Mountain Buzzard. Dinner and overnight at either of the facility.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 4 hours

    Host camp - Aberdare Country Club or The Ark

    DAY 3:  ABERDARE COUNTRY CLUB – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

    After Breakfast at 9.00am, you will be transferred from the Ark Lodge to the Country Club where you will link up with your driver again for the safari continuation. Proceed to the Thomson Falls for a brief view the magnificent water falls and later leave for Lake Nakuru National Park with a short stop at the escarpment to watch views of the rift valley. This is a 2.5 hours drive to the gates of Lake Nakuru National Park. Have a game drive en route to Flamingo Hill Tented Camp for lunch. Later have mid-evening and evening game drives. Lake Nakuru National Park is dominated by a gentle undulating terrain with open bush and woodlands, typical of the dry rift valley vegetation. 27% of the park is composed of the Lake Nakuru waters. Lake Nakuru was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1983. The Rhino stocking program which ensued received white rhinos from South Africa. Currently the sanctuary has approximately 45 black and 31 white rhinoceros. Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 4 hours
    Host camp - Flamingo Hill Tented Camp

    DAY 4:  LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise over the African savannah and the beautiful Lake Nakuru. Get back to the lodge for breakfast. Later proceed the Masai Mara, past the extinct volcanoes of Longonot and Suswa having a brief stop Narok for final refuelling. Proceed to Narok for a short break and refuelling. Continue across the Loita Plains past Masai manyattas (nomadic Masai villages) and arrive at Masai Mara Ilkeliani Tented Camp for late lunch. Later at 3.00pm, proceed for a game drive. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 5 to 6 hours
    Host camp - Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara

    DAY 5:  MASAI MARA FULL DAY

    Carrying picnic lunch, leave the camp at 8.00am and brace yourself for a full day of viewing game across the rich, tree studded savannah grassland and rolling hills. The famous Masai Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game, black maned lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant. Have lunch at Hippo Pool. Proceed with the search of great predators and perhaps even cubs during extensive game runs. Masai Mara is the place where visitors come to follow the great wildebeest migration. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. Masai Mara remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the world. You will visit a Masai Village at about 4.00pm or opt to do it in the morning. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Host camp - Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara

    DAY 6:  MASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK TO AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

    After Breakfast, leave the camp for the gate with a game drive en-route. Drive to Nairobi for lunch at the Pampa Grill - Panari Sky Center. Thereafter, proceed to Amboseli National Park and arrive at 2.30pm for the evening game drive. Amboseli National Park, despite its small size (392 sq.km) and a fragile ecosystem, supports a wide range of animals (over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). The waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swamp land amidst dusty plains. Amboseli lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so you have a better chance of seeing some of the larger Animals. Elephant, buffalo, lion, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, warthog, giraffes, zebra, baboon and waterbuck are all present in the park. Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 6 hours
    Host camp - Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

    DAY 7:  AMBOSELI - NAIROBI

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise against the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise against the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Go back to the lodge for breakfast and later drive to Nairobi with an optional Nairobi restaurant dinner experience at the Carnivore Restaurant at your own cost .You will then be transferred to your hotel for the night or the airport for a flight out.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch
    Driving time - 4 to 5 hours
    End of safari
    from
    $1,200
    per person
    Package includes;
  • Transport in a private custom made tour van / or Land Cruiser Jeep with a pop up roof
  • Services of professional English speaking guides
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Game parks or national parks entry fees
  • Accommodation in the stipulated camp
  • Meals as stipulated
  • Drinking Water, 1 Ltr per person per day
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Price excludes;
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tipping of the guide
  • Personal effects
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after safari
  • Personal travel insurance
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    4 DAYS:  AMBOSELI - TSAVO WEST & EAST NATIONAL PARKS
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
    Depart from your hotel at 7.30am and drive through the beautiful landscape of the Athi Plains via Emali and to Amboseli Game Reserve arriving at the the Kibo Safari Camp in time for lunch. Later at 3.00pm, proceed for the evening game drive. Amboseli National Park, despite its small size (392 sq.km) and a fragile ecosystem, supports a wide range of animals (over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). The waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swamp land amidst dusty plains. Amboseli lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so you have a better chance of seeing some of the larger Animals. Elephant, buffalo, lion, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, warthog, giraffes, zebra, baboon and waterbuck are all present in the park. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 5.5 hours
    Host camp - Kibo Safari Camp

    DAY 2:  AMBOSELI NATIONAL. PARK - TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK

    After breakfast, depart Amboseli for Tsavo West National Park crossing the now extinct dramatic lava flow at the park boundary. Arrive at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in time for lunch. Take a short rest followed by a game drive in this Kenya’s largest park, noted especially for its enormous elephant population. Also visit Mzima Springs, an oasis where hippo and crocodile can be seen. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 4 hours
    Host camp - Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

    DAY 3:  TSAVO WEST NATIONAL- TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK

    Depart from the lodge after an early breakfast and take a morning game drive en-route to the Tsavo East National Park. Picnic lunch will be served while visiting the Luggard Falls, a part of amazing landscapes in this park. Take afternoon and evening game drives in this vast and least explored national park. The enormous northern region of Tsavo East was closed to the public for many years and, although it is now open again, distances are vast. In practice, it's an area for adventurous explorers, not game drives. Tsavo East is mostly a vast flat plain of sandy soil, split by the shallow trough of the Galana River. Nearly all visits take place south of the Galana, where seasonal streams form tributaries that run into the river, their banks lined by small areas of thicker bush. Another watercourse, the seasonal Voi River, runs east through this part of the park, feeding the shallow Aruba dam and then meandering to the coast. The Galana River, which rises in the central highlands and whose upper reaches are known as the Athi, is one of Kenya’s biggest rivers. Its valley, rocky in much of its western course, sandy and doum palm fringed further east, is one of Tsavo East National Park’s defining physical features. You will be back to your lodge at 6.30pm. Dinner and overnight at the Ashnil Aruba Lodge.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 4 hours
    Host camp - Ashnil Aruba Lodge

    DAY 4:  TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK - BACK TO NAIROBI

    After Breakfast proceed for a final game drive as you exit the park and then proceed to Nairobi arriving by 5pm.
    from
    $1,100
    per person
    Package includes;
  • Transport in a private custom made tour van / or Land Cruiser Jeep with a pop up roof
  • Services of professional English speaking guides
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Game parks or national parks entry fees
  • Accommodation in the stipulated camp
  • Meals as stipulated
  • Drinking Water, 1 Ltr per person per day
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Price excludes;
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tipping of the guide
  • Personal effects
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after safari
  • Personal travel insurance
  • 2017  ●  ARCH TREKS & SAFARIS  ●  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
    POWERED BY KIMADONIS
    4 DAYS:  MASAI MARA - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - MASAI MARA
    Depart from your hotel at 7.30am and drive through the Central Province farmlands before descending into the Great Rift Valley through the spectacular escarpment with scenic views of the valley floor and the extinct volcanoes of Longonot and Suswa. Proceed to Narok for a short break and refuelling. Continue across the Loita Plains past Masai manyattas (nomadic Masai villages) and arrival at Sarova Mara Game Camp for lunch. Later at 3.00pm, proceed for a game drive. The first sight of this Park (Masai Mara) is breathtaking. The combination of a gentle climate, scenic splendor and untold numbers of wildlife makes the Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya's most popular inland destination. Masai Mara remains the most exciting wildlife Eco-system in the world. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Meal plan - Lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 5 to 5.5 hours
    Host camp - Sarova Mara Game Camp

    DAY 2:  DAY 2:  A FULL GAME WATCHING DAY IN MASAI MARA

    Spend the day in Masai Mara, Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the big five - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes and spend entire day in the the park, or you can choose to have early morning and late afternoon game drives. If you opt for the lunch boxes. A full day is spent game viewing across the rich tree studded grassland and rolling hills. The famous Masai Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game, black maned lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant. Have lunch at Hippo Pool. Proceed with the search of great predators and perhaps even cubs during extensive game runs. Masai Mara is the place where visitors come to follow the great wildebeest migration. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. You will also have the option of visiting a local Masai village. Meals and overnight at Mara Sarova Game Camp.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Host camp - Sarova Mara Game Camp

    DAY 3:  MASAI MARA - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise over the African savannah. Return to the lodge for breakfast and thereafter leave for Lake Nakuru National Park. It will take at most 4.5 hours to drive to the gates of Lake Nakuru National Park. Take a game drive en route to Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge for lunch. Later, proceed on an evening game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park is dominated by a gentle undulating terrain with open bush and woodlands, typical of the dry rift valley vegetation. 27% of the park is composed of the Lake Nakuru waters. Lake Nakuru was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1983. The Rhino stocking program which ensued received white rhinos from South Africa. Currently the sanctuary has approximately 45 black and 31 white rhinoceros. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 4 hours
    Host camp - Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

    DAY 4:  NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - LAKE NAIVASHA CRESCENT ISLAND - NAIROBI

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise over the African savannah. Return to the lodge for breakfast and thereafter leave for Lake Naivasha. It will take at most 1.5 hours. Get a 1 hour boat ride to Crescent Island and a guided game walk. After the boat ride, have lunch at the Sopa Resort. Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake which is also inhabited by birds and other game while Crescent Island Game Sanctuary is a peninsula or island on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha. Crescent Island was created in 1988, when Lake Naivasha level dropped sufficiently to allow Crescent Island to become part of the mainland. The terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers of all abilities to enjoy themselves. After Lunch You will leave for Nairobi to arrive at 4pm. You may opt to visit the Carnivore restaurant at your own cost for a Nairobi restaurant experience. Later you will then be transferred to your hotel for the night or the airport for a flight out.
    from
    $1,100
    per person
    Package includes;
  • Transport in a private custom made tour van / or Land Cruiser Jeep with a pop up roof
  • Services of professional English speaking guides
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Game parks or national parks entry fees
  • Accommodation in the stipulated camp
  • Meals as stipulated
  • Drinking Water, 1 Ltr per person per day
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Price excludes;
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tipping of the guide
  • Personal effects
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after safari
  • Personal travel insurance
  • 2017  ●  ARCH TREKS & SAFARIS  ●  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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    11 DAYS:  BEST OF KENYA LODGE SAFARI
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI - SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
    Depart from your hotel at 7.00am for the dramatic semi-arid scrub land of the Northern Frontier and arrive at the Samburu Sopa Lodge by lunch time. After lunch, embark on a game drive to see the resident wildlife species like the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy's Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue Necked Somali Ostrich that are rare elsewhere in the country. The Samburu National Reserve is located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. On the other side of the river is the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. The park is 165 km² in size. The reserve is a rugged and semi-desert park located in Samburu district in the Rift Valley province of Kenya. The park neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe, known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life. Due to its remote distance and the fact that it was inaccessible for many years, the park has retained a naturally serene and quiet feeling. Besides the numerous wildlife found in this game reserve, the park is also a bird haven. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.
    Meal plan - Lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 4.5 hours
    Host camp - Samburu Sopa Lodge

    DAY 2:  SAMBURU GAME RESERVE FULL DAY

    You will spend the full day in the Samburu National Park. You will have early morning and evening game drives. All your meals and overnight will be at your Samburu Sopa Lodge. The highlights of Samburu game reserve are the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries. Dinner and Overnight at the Samburu Sopa Lodge.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Host camp - Samburu Sopa Lodge

    DAY 3:  SAMBURU NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise over the African savannah. Return to the lodge for breakfast and thereafter proceed for another game drive. Come back to the lodge in time for lunch where you will relax until 3pm then take a final game drive in this park. Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.

    DAY 4:  SAMBURU GAME RESERVE - LAKE NAKURU

    After an early breakfast depart from the lodge at 7.00am and drive to Nakuru National park. You will have a brief view stop at the Thomson falls and later. Procee to the escarpment for spectacular views of the Great Rift Valley then proceed to The Flamingo Hill Tented Camp for lunch. Lake Nakuru is famous for its pink Flamingos and many other types of birds. There are rare species of animals the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe among a wide variety of game. This park is dominated by a gentle undulating terrain with open bush and woodlands, typical of the dry rift valley vegetation. 27% of the park is composed of the Lake Nakuru waters. Lake Nakuru was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1983. The Rhino stocking program which ensued received white rhinos from South Africa. Currently the sanctuary has approximately 45 black and 31 white rhinoceros. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 5 hours
    Host camp - Flamingo Hill Tented Camp

    DAY 5:  LAKE NAKURU - LAKE NAIVASHA

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise over the African savannah and the beautiful Lake. Return to the camp for breakfast and thereafter exit the Lake Nakuru National Park and drive to Lake Naivasha to arrive by 11.30am. Here get a boat ride to Crescent Island and a guided game walk. Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake which is also inhabited by birds and other game. From the top of a small hill at the Crescent Island, the scenery is magnificent. There is a 360 degree view across Lake Naivasha and one can see Mt. Longonot, Hells gate, the Mau Escarpment and the Aberdares in the distance. Walking along the ridge in the golden hour before sunset whilst watching the animals grazing with the water shimmering beyond, is what Africa is all about. Crescent Island is one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, and is Naivasha’s best kept secret. Lunch will be at the Lake Naivasha Crescent Tented Camp from 1pm. Later leave at 2.00pm for Hells Gate National park. Take a game drive to the gorge where you will take a 1.5 hours walk to the magnificent Ol Njorowa Gorge. Exit the park at 6.30pm and get back to Naivasha Crescent Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 2.5 hours
    Host camp - Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp

    DAY 6:  LAKE NAIVASHA - MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

    Depart from the camp at 7.30am and drive through the beautiful landscape of the Great Rift Valley with a brief stop to see the scenic views, past the extinct volcanoes of Longonot and Suswa, to Narok for a short break and refuelling. Continue across the Loita Plains past Masai manyattas (nomadic Masai villages) and arrive at Masai Mara Ilkeliani Tented Camp for late lunch. Later at 3.00pm, proceed for a game drive. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Meal plan - Lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 5 to 6 hours
    Host camp - Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara

    DAY 7:  MASAI MARA FULL DAY

    Carrying picnic lunch, leave the camp at 8.00am and brace yourself for a full day of viewing game across the rich, tree studded savannah grassland and rolling hills. The famous Masai Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game, black maned lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant. Have lunch at Hippo Pool. Proceed with the search of great predators and perhaps even cubs during extensive game runs. Masai Mara is the place where visitors come to follow the great wildebeest migration. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. Masai Mara remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the world. Our mid-day meals will be picnic. You will visit a Masai Village at about 4.00pm or opt to do it in the morning. Dinner and overnight at the camp (Masai Mara Ilkeliani Tented Camp).
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Host camp - Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara

    DAY 8:  MASAI MARA - AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

    After Breakfast, leave the lodge for the gate with a game drive en-route. Drive to Nairobi for lunch at the Pampa Grill - Panari Sky Center. Thereafter, proceed to Amboseli National Park and arrive at 3.00pm for the evening game drive. Amboseli National Park, despite its small size (392 sq.km) and a fragile ecosystem, supports a wide range of animals (over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). The waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swamp land amidst dusty plains. Amboseli lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so you have a better chance of seeing some of the larger Animals. Elephant, buffalo, lion, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, warthog, giraffes, zebra, baboon and waterbuck are all present in the park. Dinner and overnight at the Kibo Safari Camp Amboseli.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 6 hours
    Host camp - Kibo Safari Camp

    DAY 9:  AMBOSELI - KILAGUNI TSAVO WEST

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise against the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Go back to the camp for breakfast. Later, depart Amboseli for Tsavo West National Park crossing the now extinct dramatic lava flow at the park boundary. Arrive at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in time for lunch. Take a short rest followed by a game drive in this Kenya’s largest park, noted especially for its enormous elephant population. Also visit Mzima Springs, an oasis where hippo and crocodile can be seen. Dinner and overnight at the lodge (Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge).
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 3 hours
    Host camp - Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

    DAY 10:  TSAVO WEST NATIONAL - TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK

    Depart from the lodge after an early breakfast and take a morning game drive en-route to the Tsavo East National Park. Picnic lunch will be served while visiting the Luggard Falls, a part of amazing landscapes in this park. Take afternoon and evening game drives in this vast and least explored national park. The enormous northern region of Tsavo East was closed to the public for many years and, although it is now open again, distances are vast. In practice, it's an area for adventurous explorers, not game drives. Tsavo East is mostly a vast flat plain of sandy soil, split by the shallow trough of the Galana River. Nearly all visits take place south of the Galana, where seasonal streams form tributaries that run into the river, their banks lined by small areas of thicker bush. Another watercourse, the seasonal Voi River, runs east through this part of the park, feeding the shallow Aruba dam and then meandering to the coast. The Galana River, which rises in the central highlands and whose upper reaches are known as the Athi, is one of Kenya’s biggest rivers. Its valley, rocky in much of its western course, sandy and doum palm fringed further east, is one of Tsavo East National Park’s defining physical features. You will be back to your lodge at 6.30pm. Dinner and overnight at the Ashnil Aruba Tented Camp.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 4 hours
    Host camp - Ashnil Aruba Lodge

    DAY 11:  TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK - NAIROBI

    After Breakfast proceed for a final game drive as you exit the park and then proceed to Nairobi arriving by 5pm.
    from
    $1,500
    per person
    Package includes;
  • Transport in a private custom made tour van / or Land Cruiser Jeep with a pop up roof
  • Services of professional English speaking guides
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Game parks or national parks entry fees
  • Accommodation in the stipulated camp
  • Meals as stipulated
  • Drinking Water, 1 Ltr per person per day
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Price excludes;
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tipping of the guide
  • Personal effects
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after safari
  • Personal travel insurance
  • 2017  ●  ARCH TREKS & SAFARIS  ●  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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    9 DAYS:  COMBO SPECIAL (5 DAYS MT. KENYA TREKKING AND 4 DAYS SAFARI)
    Highlights
    This package combines mountain climbing and game viewing safari adventures. You start by traversing the Mt. Kenya from north to east via the Sirimon and the scenic Chogoria routes, climbing to Pt. Lenana, the highest trekking peak on Mt. Kenya and descending via the quieter and most dramatic Chogoria route. Thereafter, proceed on a game viewing safari through Ol Pejeta Conservancy and ending up in the Masai Mara National Reserve.
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI (1,795m) - OLD MOSES (3,300m)

    Leave Nairobi 7.00am to reach Nanyuki at 10.00am and link up other crew, cook and the porters and then drive to Sirimon Gate 2,650m. Check in and start hiking through the rain forest to Old Moses Camp at 3,300m. Picnic Lunch will be served along the way. If you are Lucky you will see big game like buffalo, elephant, water buck and others. The distance is 9kms and takes 3hrs. While at the Old Moses Camp at 4.00pm, you may take a short 1 hour walk just to acclimatize. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Meal plan - Lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 3.5 hours
    Host camp - Old Moses Camp

    DAY 2:  OLD MOSES (3,300m) - SHIPTON'S CAMP (4,200m)

    After breakfast, start the relatively easy hike of the moorland vegetation on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right, contouring through the moorland and crossing Liki North River and continue uphill to Mackinder Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valleys. Walk through the picturesque views of the Sirimon and the Mackinder valleys arriving at Shipton's Camp at 4,200m. Lunch is served on the way. This is a relatively long day. The distance to Shipton’s Camp from Old Moses Camp is 16kms and takes 6 hours. Shipton’s Camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier with amazing views of the Northern side of the Mountain. Dinner and overnight at the Shipton’s Camp.
    Meal plan - Lunch and dinner
    Walking time - 3.5 hours
    Host camp -Shipton’s Camp

    DAY 3:  PEAK CIRCUIT, ACCLIMATIZATION DAY / SHIPTONS - AUSTRIAN HUT (4,790m)

    Breakfast is served at 8.00am. At 9.00am, start the peak circuit along the trail leading to Kami Camp below the north face of Batian. Continuing southwest, the trail climbs up to the ridge at 4,600m. Hike through the scree before reaching Hausberg Col at 4,590m. You will later descend into the upper Hausberg Valley and rest at the aptly named Oblong and Hausberg tarns. Ascending to the crest of a ridge known as Arthur’s seat, you see the trail winding along a beautiful series of rock ledges. You will be able to see Mackinders Teleki Lodge, Two Tarn, Nanyuki Tarn and American Camp. You then proceed to Austrian Camp and having seen Point Peter, Daton and other beautiful scenes. Picnic lunch will be served along the way. Dinner and overnight at the Austrian Hut, 4,790m.
    Meal plan - Lunch and dinner
    Walking time - 6 hours
    Host camp - Austrian Hut

    DAY 4:   AUSTRIAN HUT - PT. LENANA (4,985m) - CHOGORIA MERU BANDAS (2,800m) 8hrs, 24km, 195m ASCENT, 2,085m DESCENT

    At 4.30am, wake up and have tea & biscuits. Proceed to the summit, Pt. Lenana (4985m) and take photos with the African sunrise. You can to see Mt. Kilimanjaro’s Kibo and Mawenzi peaks if the weather is clear, especially at dawn and the views are spectacular. Descend down to Mintos Hut for a full breakfast. Thereafter descend to Chogoria Bandas as you see Lake Ellis, Mugi hills, Vivien Falls and the Giant Billiards Table at a distance. Picnic lunch is served along the way as you head to and arrive at the bandas in the early evening for a long deserved hot shower, dinner and overnight.
    Meal plan - Lunch and dinner
    Walking time - 8 hours
    Host camp - Chogoria Meru Bandas

    DAY 5:  CHOGORIA BANDAS - SWEET WATERS SERENA CAMP (OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY)

    After breakfast descend for a 10km walk through the bamboo forest and get picked up by private transport to Chogoria. Later from Chogoria, you bid farewell to the porters and drive to Sweet Waters Serena Camp located within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and arrive by 1.00pm for lunch. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 364sq.km wildlife conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares and its game-to-area ratio tops the Kenyan park and reserve league. Ol Pejeta has over 1,000 large mammals and it is the only park where the big five and chimpanzees can be seen. It is also where the fastest growing population of rhino in Africa can be found. There are southern white rhino, about 80 endangered black rhino and in a special sanctuary, there are three of the world's last four remaining northern white rhino. Ol Pejeta Conservancy also houses the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimpanzees, and the specially protected and fenced refuge of the black rhino. At 3.00pm proceed on a game drive until 6.00pm in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 3 hours
    Host camp - Sweet Waters Serena Camp

    DAY 6:  OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise over the African savannah. Go back to the camp for breakfast and later depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Drive through the rich Central Province plains that boarder the Aberdare Ranges on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Take a brief view stop of the Thomson Falls and later another one for a panoramic view of the Great Rift Valley. Descend the escarpment to Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru is world famous as the feeding grounds of both lesser and greater flamingos and also as a sanctuary for both black and white rhino. Both lesser and greater flamingos can be distinguished by size and color. Besides that, more than 400 species of birds can be seen in the park. Between the lake and the cliffs on the west, large pythons inhabit the dense woodland, and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees. You will arrive in time for lunch at the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge. Later, take an evening game drive within the park. Other animals to be seen are lions, leopards, buffalos, impala and gazelles to name but a few. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the camp.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Driving time - 3.5 hours
    Host camp - Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge


    DAY 7:  LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK - MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
    Depart very in the morning for a game drive and back to camp for breakfast. Later at 9.00am, leave and drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is home to the big five i.e. lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino. Lunch at Mara Springs Tented Camp and relax before departing for the evening game run. The first sight of this park is breathtaking. There is nowhere else on earth that compares to this wildlife marvel. The combination of a gentle climate, scenic splendour and untold numbers of wildlife makes Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya's most popular inland destination and the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the world. Dinner and overnight at Mara Springs Tented Camp.
    Meal plan - Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Host camp - Mara Springs Tented Camp

    DAY 8:  FULL DAY IN THE MASAI MARA RESERVE

    Carrying picnic lunch, leave the camp at 7.30am and brace yourself for a full day which is spent viewing game across the rich, tree studded savannah grassland and rolling hills. The famous Masai Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game, black maned lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant. Have lunch at Hippo Pool. Proceed with the search of great predators and perhaps even cubs during extensive game runs. Masai Mara is the place where visitors come to follow the great wildebeest migration. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. Masai Mara remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the world. Later, proceed to Masai Mara Ilkeliani Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.
    Meal plan - Lunch and dinner
    Host camp - Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara

    DAY 9:  MASAI MARA - NAIROBI

    Start very early in the morning for a game drive. This is the best time to view the predators hunt. It’s also the best time to see the sun rise over the African savannah. Go back to the camp for breakfast and later leave for Nairobi as you have a game drive en-route. You will arrive in Nairobi in the evening 4.30pm. You can either opt for a night in Nairobi and or fly out.
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    Package includes;
  • Transport in a private custom made tour van / or Land Cruiser Jeep with a pop up roof
  • Services of professional English speaking guides
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Game parks or national parks entry fees
  • Accommodation in the stipulated camp
  • Meals as stipulated
  • Drinking Water, 1 Ltr per person per day
  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Airport transfer on the last day after safari
  • Price excludes;
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tipping of the guide
  • Personal effects
  • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after safari
  • Personal travel insurance
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    LUXURY SAFARIS
    3 DAYS:  MASAI MARA
    3 DAYS:  SAMBURU OR SHABA NATIONAL PARK
    4 DAYS:  SAMBURU OR SHABA NATIONAL PARK & 2 DAYS AT MASAI MARA
    6 DAYS:  NAIROBI - MT. KENYA SAFARI CLUB - SWEET WATERS SERENA CAMP - MASAI MARA
    3 DAYS:  MASAI MARA
    DAY 1
    You are picked from your city hotel and transferred to Wilson Airport for your private chartered or regular flight to Masai Mara National Reserve. On arrival at the airstrip, met by our English Speaking driver guide and transferred to the lodge or tented camp. Lunch at the tented camp/lodge. Enjoy evening game drive in this reserve, in camp/lodge vehicle. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge.

    DAY 2

    Full day of game viewing drives in camp/lodge vehicle. All meals and overnight at the camp/lodge.

    DAY 3

    Final dawn, game viewing in the reserve, prior to breakfast in the camp/lodge. Transferred to the airstrip for your return flight to Nairobi. On arrival at Wilson Airport, met and transferred to the City hotel.
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    3 DAYS:  SAMBURU OR SHABA NATIONAL PARK
    DAY 1
    You are transferred from your Nairobi Hotel / residence to the Wilson Airport to Catch the 0900 hrs flight to Samburu / Shaba. Met at Airstrip, take a game drive enroute to the Lodge / Tented Camp for Lunch. Evening game drive at 1600hrs. Overnight Samburu / Shaba.

    DAY 2

    Morning game drive. Return for breakfast at the lodge or tented camp. Lunch at the lodge or tented camp. Evening game drive. Overnight Samburu / Shaba.

    DAY 3

    Morning game drive. Return for breakfast. Transferred for the 1050hr flight back to Nairobi.
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    4 DAYS:  SAMBURU OR SHABA NATIONAL PARK & 2 DAYS AT MASAI MARA
    DAY 1
    You are transferred from your Nairobi Hotel / residence to the Wilson Airport to catch the 0745 hrs flight to Samburu / Shaba. Arriving 0845 .Met at Airstrip, take a game drive enroute to the Lodge /Tented Camp. Lunch. Evening game drive at 1600hrs .Overnight Samburu / Shaba.

    DAY 2

    After breakfast, morning game drive enroute to the Airstrip to catch the 0915 flight to the Maasai Mara arriving 1045 hrs. Met at Airstrip, game drive enroute to the Lodge /Tented Camp. Lunch. Evening game drive at 1600 - 1820.Overnight at a Maasai Mara lodge.
    DAY 3

    Full day game drive at tha Maasai Mara , lunch, dinner and overnight at the tented camp or Lodge.

    DAY 4

    Morning, game drive. Return for breakfast. Option for 1050 or 1600 flight back to Nairobi.

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    ESCORTED WALKING SAFARIS
    ESCORTED WALKING SAFARIS
    5 DAYS:  LOITA HILLS
    1 DAY:  HELL'S GATE
    1 DAY:  MAU MAU CAVES
    ESCORTED WALKING SAFARIS
    Unlike a vehicle-based safari, a walking safari allows the traveller to enjoy a more intimate insight into Kenya's animals and its people.

    Kenya with its startling contrasts of landscapes and outstanding natural beauty has much to boast for in culture too. With 42 tribes, Kenya has very many traditions and cultures, coming along with this is music, religion, food, dress and lifestyles.

    By spending time with Kenya's various indigenous people a lot will be gained. Learn about traditional medicine, hunting techniques, legends, lifestyles and beliefs. From the Maasai and Samburu to the Swahili of coastal Lamu; from Kikuyus and the mountain spirits of Mt. Kenya to the western lowlands of Victoria Nilotes; from Rendille of north eastern deserts to the endangered El Molo, to mention but a just a few. Eat, sleep and live like the indigenous do.

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    5 DAYS:  LOITA HILLS
    This walking safari will take you into the heart of Masai land. While here, you will see the Maasai manyatta, people in their traditional way of life and some wild animals before reaching the Nguruman Escarpment and Lake Magadi.
    DAY 1:  NAIROBI TO MANYATTA

    Leave Nairobi at 10am and drive through farmland at the edge of the Rift Valley and descend the escarpment via the viewpoint with vehicle to Narok town for lunch. After a 30 minute drive from Narok, disembark from the vehicle at Maji Moto and proceed to Ndarara Manyatta for dinner and overnight.

    DAY 2:  NDARARA MANYATTA TO MORINJO SAFARI CAMP

    Leave Ndarara Camp early in the morning for an enjoyable walk before the sun is too hot. Pass through Narosora for lunch. After spending a short while in this modern town, proceed to Morinjo Safari Camp for dinner and overnight.

    DAY 3:  MORINJO SAFARI CAMP TO ENKUTOTO

    After breakfast, leave Morinjo and walk through the forest. This is one of the few remaining true-forested wilderness areas in East Africa. The walk will take 5 to 6 hours. Dinner and overnight at Enkutoto.

    DAY 4:  ENKUTOTO TO NGURUMAN

    Leave Enkutoto early in the morning passing along the left side of the Great Rift Valley to the viewpoint for lunch. After lunch descend via the escarpment to Nguruman town for a hot shower, dinner and overnight.

    DAY 5:  NGURUMAN TO NAIROBI VIA MAGADI

    After breakfast depart for Nairobi via Magadi to see the fauna. Arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon.
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    1 DAY:  HELL'S GATE
    The best expedition in the Naivasha area is the hike through the spectacular Njorowa Gorge, also known as Hell's Gate. Thought to have been formed by a river spilling out of Lake Naivasha in the past, this magnificent gorge with sheer cliffs rising to 150m and renowned for its wildlife is designated a National Park. The cliffs have deservedly become famous for their hard and serious climbing. Fischer's Tower, the small pinnacle at the entrance to the gorge, provides a variety of short fine climbs on good rock.

    As a sanctuary, special care must be taken not to disturb nesting birds; this rarely poses any problems. The main cliffs face east, so climbing in the morning is not recommended unless the day is cool; climbing on Fischer's Tower, or exploring the lower section of the gorge, would be a pleasant alternative. Pegs are generally not needed. A wide selection of chocks should be carried, including a few of the larger hexentrics or Friends. Protection is generally excellent except in the rotten bands.

    Hell's Gate provides one of the few remaining places in Kenya where you can walk among the herds of plains game. Buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson's gazelle and baboons are usually seen. Lion and leopard, hardly ever but you might just see a cheetah. In addition to abseiling on the cliffs of the gorge, we also organize walking and bicycle safaris. Camping is permitted in here and there is a campsite (minimal facilities) left of the main wall.
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    1 DAY:  MAU MAU CAVES
    The caves are a historic site which were used as a hideout by freedom fighters at the time of colonial struggle in Kenya. The caves are located 18 km south of the equator, inside the thick Mt. Kenya forest, which pose themselves from overhanging rock outcrops. The cool and calm environment provides favourable conditions for touring this place under organized nature walks.
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    HOTEL BOOKINGS
    We can arrange for a suitable hotel for your stay while in town. We have a wide selection of carefully selected 10+ chain and independent Nairobi hotels, holiday resorts and guest houses. Our choice of Nairobi hotels can cater to any possible budget, taste, interest or preference of business and leisure travellers. We promise you;

  • Personalised attention to your interests and requests
  • Discounted hotel rates
  • Reservations for hotels in most locations
  • A wide range of hotels for leisure and business travellers
  • Detailed scrutiny to every little detail in your booking or enquiry
  • Professional suggestions and advice on the best quality of products and services to you
  • Quality services as a full package
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    CAR HIRE
    We offer car hire services to our esteemed clients. Clients who prefer to use a private car for tours and safaris can hire a vehicle from us at very competitive rates. We have a wide range of vehicles that can withstand all terrain. Vehicles include;

  • Mini-vans with top hatch for easy game viewing
  • 4 x 4 all terrain vehicles (Escudo, Vitara, RAV4, Pajero, Land Rover)
  • Small saloon cars ranging from Toyota Corollas & Nissans Sunnies
  • Mini buses for groups
  • All our vehicles are fitted with high frequency long range radio for communication and are in top shape to ensure that no break downs occur while our clients are on safari. Arrangements can be made for hire as we plan your safari.
    TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR HIRING
  • A valid (international for foreigners) driving license
  • Age of 25 years and above but not beyond 70 years
  • Payments can be made in cash, travelers cheques or in foreign currency
  • Special types of vehicles are available at competitive rates
  • Hirers are bound to take good care of their personal effects at all times because theft insurance is not included
  • The hired vehicles at no time should they be left unattended in public areas
  • Any cancellation will lead to 50% penalty of the paid amount
  • Our Rates are based on limited mileage .The price is inclusive of all taxes, exclusive of fuel and any entrance fees
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    GUIDE PROFILE
    I, James M. Kariuki is a licensed professional guide who is a native of Kenya, born and raised at the foothills of Mt. Kenya. I am able to show you Mt. Kenya and Kenyan touristic sights like no outsider can.

    Growing up as member of the Kikuyu tribe which calls the foothills of Mt. Kenya and Aberdare Ranges home, I first climbed Mt. Kenya while I was only 16 years, then a high school student. I later climbed again at the age of 18 and reached point Lenana for the first time.

    My love for the mountain and nature was short lived when I joined the Kenya Air Force and worked as an Air Force officer and left as a Sergeant in 1995 after 12years.This love made me go back to Mt. Climbing.

    While in the military, I learnt various safety procedures like First Aid, Day and Night Navigation, Compass and Map Reading. I also did a Junior Leadership & Management course. All these proved very useful during my climbing and customer/clients relationship. Further to this, I joined the American National Outdoors Leadership School (NOLS) where I attained a Diploma in National Outdoor Education Programme 5 (NOEP).

    I have a love and understanding of my country's beauty. My expertise will make every trek and safari memorable. Learn about the flora, fauna, geography, history, people and culture of our country which has over 42 tribes and dozens of religions and beliefs. As a guide, I carefully plan each detail of your trip, offer proper advice and briefing to ensure that all your dreams come true as you experience the wonders of Kenya.
    My hobbies are mountaineering, biking, traveling & reading. I am widely traveled in East Africa, Europe and USA through the courtesy of my clients. I was invited in the USA as guest speaker to give lectures on African cultures, mountain climbing and safaris. Here, I trekked part of the Appalachians Trail (Vermont-Maine), climbed Mt. Cube (New Hamshire, USA), Mt.Tom (Woodstook, Vermont, USA), visited Mark Twain and Merramec Caves (Missouri, USA) among other places.

    I have done more than 200 ascents to date on Mt. Kenya summit and 28 on Mt. Kilimanjaro's Uhuru peak, not to mention Mt. Elgon, Aberdare Ranges, Mt. Meru in Arusha, Tanzania among others.Other than being a NOLS and Mt. Kenya National Park certified guide, I am also a member of;

  • The East African Wildlife Society
  • The St. John's
  • The Eco-Tourism Society
  • Honorary member of the Rotary Club of Woodstock, Vermont-USA

  • You may view some photos about me in our gallery.
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    GENERAL INFORMATION, TERMS & CONDITIONS
    RESERVATIONS
    A deposits of 40% is required at the time of booking and the balance before the tour begins. Deposits can be paid through swift wire transfers from your bank to ours. Details for transfer are provided when you are ready to confirm your booking.

    CANCELLATION
    Any monies paid will be refunded less the cost of cancellation fees levied by hotels, food purchases and any other relevant expenses.

    TRANSPORTATION
    Cars, minibuses, land rovers, coaches or trucks will be provided depending on the route and the number of participants. The right is reserved to employ the services of sub-contractors. English speaking drivers/guides are provided.

    ACCOMODATION
    Based on two persons sharing a double room/tent. Where possible rooms with private baths are provided. Single rooms are available at an additional cost but cannot be guaranteed. Hotels/lodges are named as an indication of category and rooms can be reserved at similar hotels/lodges.

    ALTERATION OF TOURS
    The company reserves the right to alter the arrangement or cancel the operation of a scheduled tour should conditions so necessitate. It also reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of any tour at any time, in which case an equitable amount will be refunded. Prices are based on tariffs and other costs prevailing at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.

    VISA & PASSPORT
    A valid passport is required for all foreigners entering Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Visa requirements vary according too country of origin. Most nationality however, require visa to enter Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. We advise that you check with the nearest Consulate of Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda, if traveling to the respective country. Visa can be processed at the airports upon arrival but this can be very slow. We therefore advise clients to purchase them from their countries of origin before traveling.

    CURRENCY
    Kenyan currency is based on the decimal system. The unit of currency is the Shilling divided into 100 cents. Visitors are advised to check currency exchange rates regularly. Banks give slightly better rates of exchange than hotels. It is a serious offense to deface or knowingly damage Kenyan currency. Visitors are strongly advised to avoid street dealers and to transact all currency dealings through official dealers.

    BANKING
    Nairobi, Mombasa and most other principal centers in Kenya have banks with Bureau de Change. Banking hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, though some open between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the first and last Saturday of each month. Banks at Jomo Kenyatta and Moi International Airports operate a 24-hour service.

    LIABILITY
    The company and its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to hotels/lodge accomodation, tours, transport, etc. and shall not be liable for injury, delays, loss or damage in any manner. The company's liability to passengers carried in its own vehicles is governed by the laws of the country in which the tour takes place and no other country. All claims are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the country in which the actions arise. The company reserves the right to employ sub-contractors for all or part of the services.

    INSURANCE
    All expeditions involve an element risk and at times can be of a hazardous nature. Expedition members must accept this risk; we are not liable for any loss, damage, injury, expense, delay or inconvenience caused to you or your baggage as a result, whether directly or indirectly, or any matter of whatever nature, which is outside our control. All participants are advised to take out an insurance policy to cover personal accident and medical expenses. We can facilitate this at a low cost.

    THE PRICE IS INCLUSIVE OF:
  • Transfers with pick-up and drop-off at airport
  • Transfers from Nairobi to various safari/trek destinations
  • 3 meals per day while on safari/trekk – (vegetarian/non-vegetarian)
  • Meals are as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of a cook to prepare meals during the climb
  • Accomodation while on safari/trek
  • All park entrance fees and government levies
  • English speaking guides

  • EXCLUDES:
  • Extras at the hotel i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • International flight
  • Departure tax Tips to guides, porters and drivers
  • Climbing equipment and sleeping bags
  • RECOMMENDED TIPPING GUIDELINES
  • Porters USD $5 to $8 per porter per day
  • Guide, assistant guide, cook USD $12 to $15 per person per day
  • Please note that tipping depends on ones heart and is customarily recommended

  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT
  • Sleeping bag. (one rated to between -10 and 0 degrees centigrade should be fine). Bag should be a snug fit since if it is too large there will be more cool air for the body to warm
  • Sleeping mat, preferably insulated
  • Tent clothing
  • Hiking Boots: it is vital to have a comfortable, waterproof pair of boots. Make sure they have been broken in before you get on the mountain
  • Pair of sports shoes for wearing around camp
  • Gloves
  • Balaclava
  • Woolen hat
  • Sun hat or baseball cap
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Windproof jacket
  • Fleece
  • Lots of T-shirts
  • Lots of warm socks
  • Warm long trousers
  • Shorts
  • Jersey
  • Thermal underwear

  • ACCESSORIES
  • Head Torch
  • Large rucksack: for all the clothes and equipment (for the porter to carry!)
  • Small rucksack: for carrying water, snacks, camera, waterproofs on the day hikes
  • Drinking bottle: a metal thermos is ideal since this can double up as a hot water bottle at night
  • Sunglasses
  • Water purification tablets

  • OPTIONAL COMFORT ACCESSORIES
  • Walking poles: useful, especially going uphill for those with weak thighs and going downhill for those with weak knees or poor balance
  • Wet wipes: ideal for those who want to stay fresh but are unable to bear dips in freezing water
  • Travel pillow
  • High energy bars or sweets
  • Gaiters: to keep mud and stones from getting into your boots

  • NOTE
    *Climbing gear and equipment can be hired from our office.
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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THE TERM 'SAFARI'?
    Safari is a Swahili name that means adventure journey or travel. Initially, it was taken to be the hunting expeditions to Africa but has now become a more eco-friendly form of adventure for people of all ages and walks of life. For you traveling to Africa, Safari has become the dream vacation of a lifetime, combining adventure with total comfort to ever-increasing travelers. Visit Africa's most beautiful game reserves, seeing hundreds of rare birds and mammals from your chauffeured safari vehicle. Relax in comfortable lodges surrounded by scenic valleys and plains.

    Time takes on a new meaning as you learn to sit quietly listening to the sounds of Africa. The balance of nature will no longer be empty words you will see it daily in the drama of animals fighting for their survival and coexistence.

    WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO ON A SAFARI AND MT. CLIMBING?
    All Year Round! But it also really depends on the type of animals you wish to see. Certain reserves have good game viewing all year round but others will have particularly good elephant sightings or other migratory animals at different times of the year.

    It is generally felt that the African winter (June - August) is the best time to go on safari, as the grass is dry and vegetation sparse making game viewing easier. It is also the time when animals are on the move looking for food and water. In Kenya and Tanzania, you have the memorable opportunity of witnessing the migration of over two million animals. For mountain climbing it"s all the year round except during the long rains April- mid May.

    WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS CAN I EXPECT WHEN I TRAVEL WITH ARCH TREKS & SAFARIS?
    Our safari and mountain climbing packages include all accommodation and meals while on safari and or during the climb as per the itinerary, open roof tour minibus and or 4x4 vehicle with guaranteed window seats, airport transfers, park fees and services of Arch treks & Safaris guides and drivers. It is customary to tip your guide and driver, as well as the Cook or camp staff if you are camping during your safari.

    You will also need to pay for your beverages and personal items like laundry service and phone calls. Before you go, you are responsible for any passport and visa fees. We also highly recommend you purchase travel protection insurance. And finally, if you know yourself to be a big souvenir shopper you'll need to budget accordingly.

    CAN I VISIT AFRICA FROM ANY COUNTRY?
    Yes, we have an international clientele. We receive visitors from all-over the world! We can make all arrangements in Africa including transportation, accommodation and activities for anybody from any part of the world without any discrimination.

    However, we can only arrange international flights originating from selected countries where we have a representative office. Visitors from other areas not represented are requested to make own flight arrangements to Africa. Please Contact us for more!
    HOW DO I GET TO AFRICA?
    Africa can be reached by regular international flights to its major cites. Arch Treks & Safaris will ONLY arrange your international flights to Africa that originate from selected countries where it has a representative office. Visitors from other areas not represented are requested to make own flight arrangements to Africa.

    There are many airlines operating direct flights to Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) from Europe, United States and Asia. You can also get easy connections where there are no direct flights. You might choose to approach your local travel agent for assistance regarding the flight connections. Please Contact us for more details We however arrange flights within Africa. Trains and self-drive are convenient options for travel within East Africa.

    WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
    All visitors are required to carry a passport that is valid for six months beyond the intended length of stay. Nationals of certain countries do not require visas - this depends on the country you are visiting. It is advisable to check with the Consulate of the country that you intend visiting for the latest visa and entry requirements.

    WHAT SHOULD I PACK?
    Safari dress is comfortable and casual -layers are recommended. Keep it simple and bring things you don't mind getting dusty. After you have booked your safari, we send you apre-departure information through emails to help you prepare for your safari.

    Temperatures in winter are generally mild but can become considerably cooler in the evening, so pack multiple layers of clothing to ensure you stay comfortable on afternoon game drives and walks. It goes without saying that the standard safari gear must include a broad brim hat, sunscreen and mosquito repellent. In some areas malaria is prevalent. Before you go on safari, consult your doctor for the necessary anti-malaria medication.

    WHAT IF I WANT A CUSTOM SAFARI?
    We would be delighted to work with you to help you and your family, friends or organization plan the best possible safari to match your interests and budget. We organize custom safaris for professional photographers, honeymoon couples and families.
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    OUR GALLERY
    MT. KENYA
    MT. KILIMANJARO
    THE ABERDARES
    TOURS, SAFARIS & WALKS
    GUIDE
    VIDEOS
    MT. KENYA
    Austrian Hut
    Shipton's Camp
    Mackinder's Valley
    Lake Michaelson
    Teleki Valley
    Lewis Glacier
    Peaks View
    Batian Peak
    Sunrise View
    MT. KILIMANJARO
    Foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro
    Towards the peak
    Karanga Valley Camp
    Peak View
    Summit View
    Towards the Summit
    Summit Glacier
    Uhuru Peak view
    Uhuru Peak
    THE ABERDARES
    Aberdares Mountain Range
    Karuru Falls
    The Ark Lodge
    TOURS, SAFARIS & WALKING TREKS
    TOURS, SAFARIS &
    WALKING TREKS
    OlNjorowa Gorge at Hell's Gate
    Game drive in Samburu
    Mara river crossing
    Mara Serena lodge
    African bush elephant
    Samburu Mararal Valley view
    Th Great Rift Valley at William Hill
    Salt Lick lodge
    South Coast beach resort
    Giraffe Park in Nairobi
    Leopard fight
    Rhino and Wildebeest faceoff
    GUIDE
    At Kilimanjaro Machame Gate
    Starting Mt. Kenya climb
    On Mt. Kenya
    On Mt. Kilmanjaro
    With Braeburn School at Point Lenana
    With clients at Point Lenana
    With clients at Kilimanjaro Summit
    With Safaricom employees Mt. Kenya descent
    With other clients descent of Mt. Kenya
    Cycling in Woodstock, Vermont, USA
    At a Rotary Club meeting in Vermont, USA
    On a Mountain cable car at Suicide Six, USA
    On the Appalatian Trail, USA
    With Mrs. Maina
    Dancing with the Maasai
    On a Walking Safari
    At Lake Nakuru National Park
    Checking that all is ok
    Safari break stop
    At Fourteen Falls, Thika
    Visiting a refugee camp in 2008
    Supervising a camp setup
    VIDEOS
    Mt. Kenya Views
    Karuru Falls in the Aberdares
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    CREDITS
    "Thanks again for the lovely Safari, Especially Samburu and Mombasa, Second time with your company after the trek up top of Mt. Kenya in 2007, Wonderful."
    Rob van den Hoven: Amsterdam, (29th April- 9th May 2009)
    "Affordable and a very wonderful Masai Mara Safari, James was attentive, kind and was able to help me plan a very last minute Itinerary. I will definitely to others and use again. Thanks for everything”.
    Mary Ann: UNDP Sudan, Originally San Diego California (8th Oct 2009)
    “Thank you very much all. It was really a wonderful and amazing trip. Mt. Kenya was tough but you guys are the Best, James your cheer kept us alive that summit Night. Masai mara and Nakuru Safari was Excellent. God bless you".
    Erika and Barbara (MAF U.K) 11th – 20th June 2008
    “We had a fantastic trip in Kenya, James your Patience, knowledge and Good cheer helped all of us make it to the top of Mt. Kenya. I will return someday with my wife Cate and my sons Thomas and Kelly for another holiday. Take care best of luck".
    Remold James (USA) 30th July 2002
    “Thanks for being such a Great Guide Mt. Kenya was a unique experience with memories I will never forget!!! Hope to see you again in the future”
    Magdalena Svabova Czek Rep. 15th June 2005
    ”ASANTE SANA'' for spoiling us so much” Much appreciated”.
    Otto & Heike (South Africa) 25th July 2006
    “I think you guys have done the most professional job I have ever seen, thank you very much. I won't hesitate to recommend you to others. Thanks you and God bless you all”
    John (MAF, U.K) 12/03/06
    “Thanks for a memorable trip, I have never tried anything so difficult yet exhilarating”
    Beth (Belgium) 3rd Dec. 2005
    “It was probably the most amazing thing I've done so far, thanks James for being kind and keeping us from dying”
    Ed Collins 14yrs (Canada) 19th November 2003
    “Very nice landscape, a big challenge friendly people and amazing food; just a perfect time and place to celebrate my birthday, 70yrs”.
    Mr. Thierry (Belgium) 16th March 2005 on Mt. Kilimanjaro
    “We so appreciated all the excellent organization you have done to make this trip so successful. Thank you to porters cooks and guide. Thank you, James for helping me up and down the summit. You were fantastic”
    Krishna (U.A.E) 16th March 2004
    “Africa is a beautiful place when viewed from within” We Loved every Bit.
    Maggie & Jason Ed (Canada) 2006
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    Membley Park Estate, Nairobi
    Precious Court - Jacaranda Drive, House No. J 02
    P. O. Box 14236-00400 Nairobi, Kenya
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