Two nights with flights – USD 960 per person sharing.

The cost include: 

  • pickup from Airport to Wilson & return
  • Full board accommodation
  • Return flights from Nairobi to Mara
  • Airstrip transfers in Mara
  • Shared game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Visits to our community projects
  • Masai Mara & Naboisho Conservancy park fees.

Additional activities in Naboisho Conservancy include guided walking safari by the Maasai, night game drives in Naboisho Conservancy.

Valid for bookings made by 30 November 2019

Here is the Dropbox link to our Camps photos and safari experinces: Basecamp Explorer Kenya Images



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Two nights with flights – USD 850 per person sharing.

The cost include: 

  • pickup from Airport to Wilson & return
  • Full board accommodation
  • Return flights from Nairobi to Mara
  • Airstrip transfers in Mara
  • Shared game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Visits to our community projects
  • Masai Mara & Naboisho Conservancy park fees.

Additional activities in Naboisho Conservancy include guided walking safari by the Maasai, night game drives in Naboisho Conservancy.

Valid for bookings made by 30 November 2019

Here is the dropbox link to our Camps photos and safari experinces: Basecamp Explorer Kenya Images



Fill out the form below to reach us now:







Two nights with flights – USD 1,060 per person sharing.

The cost include: 

  • pickup from Airport to Wilson & return
  • Full board accommodation
  • Return flights from Nairobi to Mara
  • Airstrip transfers in Mara
  • Shared game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Visits to our community projects
  • Masai Mara & Naboisho Conservancy park fees.

Additional activities in Naboisho Conservancy include guided walking safari by the Maasai, night game drives in Naboisho Conservancy.

Valid for bookings made by 30 November 2019

Here is the dropbox link to our Camps photos and safari experince: Basecamp Explorer Kenya Images



 Fill out the form below to reach us now:







Two nights with flights – USD 860 per person sharing.

The cost include: 

  • pickup from Airport to Wilson & return
  • Full board accommodation
  • Return flights from Nairobi to Mara
  • Airstrip transfers in Mara
  • Shared game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Visits to our community projects
  • Masai Mara & Naboisho Conservancy park fees.

Additional activities in Naboisho Conservancy include guided walking safari by the Maasai, night game drives in Naboisho Conservancy.

Valid for bookings made by 30 November 2019

Here is the dropbox link to our Camps photos and safari experinces: Basecamp Explorer Kenya Images



 Fill out the form below to reach us now:







At a distant, the Aberdare Ranges present a picturesque silhouette that is simply breathtaking; earning her the nickname Nyandarua _ “the dying hide”. 

 

Located in Central Kenya, the Aberdare is an isolated volcano range that forms the wall of the Great Rift Valley to the East of the Laikipia/Kinangop plateau. It runs 160 km long from North to South with two main peaks; Ol Donyo Lesatima (3, 999M) and Kinangop (3, 906M). The small peak Kipipiri (3,349) joins the two main peaks forming the Aberdares Ranges alias, the Aberdare National Park. 

The Aberdares is known for its deep forests and vast moorlands that demonstrate an exceptional and diverse ecological system. It holds 52 of Kenya’s 67 Afro tropical Highlands’ species, providing a home to thousands of animals including African elephants, black rhinos, leopards, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, spotted hyenas, buffalos, bushbucks and warthogs among others. 

You will be rewarded with the perfect animal viewing experience on the balconies of the Ark Hotel, situated at the heart of the Aberdares.  Designed and named after Noah’s Ark, this hotel overlooks a natural waterhole and salt lick where thousands of animals bring the action to you daily. The Ark has three decks from which several balconies and lounges provide you with a perfect and safe location for animal sighting. In this intimate spot, you can almost pat the animals and experience their magical songs as they sing to the moon gods of the night. There is also a ground bunker, offering a perfect spot for a discerning photographer. From here, you can take photos of animal’s just yards away but at the safety of the hotel. 

 

Also overlooking a natural waterhole and salt lick is the Treetops Lodge, providing you with a perfect game viewing experience. The Lodge lies on an Ancient Elephant migration path connecting the Aberdare Ranges and Mt Kenya National Park, swiftly blending your leisure with nature. Built-in 1932, the Treetops Lodge is internationally famous as the place where the ruling United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II walked in a princess and walked out a Queen.

Vacationing at the Aberdare National Park will be an enchanting experience. In the day, the herbivores rule the undergrowth while the colobus monkeys and birds dominate the forest canopy. In the night, the symphony comes to life with leopards echoing and lions roaring.

The foothills of the ranges make a perfect horseback exploration for a family day out. It is adorned with crystal clear streams that have plenty of Trout for those who love fishing. 

Bird watching is extremely rewarding with over 250 species recorded in the park, including African eagles, plovers, sparrow hawks, Jackson’s Francolin, sunbirds and goshawks. 

For those planning a vacation in the Aberdares, you are in for a treat. Make a romantic display with a wild picnic, camp in the moorlands, enjoy a back horse trek with your soulmate, have a game drive for a closer view of the animals or enjoy a quiet fishing moment in the crystal fresh rivers. Whatever makes your day wildly memorable, the Aberdares got you!

Fact Files

Key Attractions:

Game Viewing: Easy sighting of game animals including; black rhino, African elephant, olive baboon, sykes monkey, black and white colobus monkey, leopard, spotted hyena, reedbuck, bushbuck, cap buffalo, zebra and warthog. 

Endangered rare sighting: Giant forest hog, African Civet cat, blue duiker, bongo, African wild cat, the golden cat and serval cat. 

Scenery and Photography: Beautiful ridges and river valleys adorned with magnificent waterfalls like Karura falls, falling in three heavenly steps,  step 1, 130M, step two 26 M and step 3 117 M, totalling 273M, Chania Falls and over 10 smaller falls. 

Bird Watching: Over 250 bird species recorded including the endangered Aberdare Cisticola, Jackson’s Francolin, goshawks, eagles, plovers, sunbirds and sparrow harks.

Accommodation

KWS Self Catering: Fishing Lodge- Aberdare

Hotels Inside the Park: The Ark Hotel (Aberdare Country Club), The Treetops Lodge,

Camping and Campsites:  Reedbuck, Honi Campsite, Price Charles, Shamata campsite, Kifaru, Bill Woodley campsite, Queen Beatrix, P.C Haji’s Campsite, Nyati, Muringato and Bongo.  

Park Access

By Road: The Park can be accessed on road from Nyeri and Naru Moru, 150 Kms Eastern from Nairobi. There is a road that cuts across the park connecting the Moorlands to Naivasha to the west, 87 Kms from Nairobi. The Headquarters are located 15kms from Nyeri town, along Nyeri- Nyahururu road. 

By Air: Mweiga Airstrip, along Nyeri-Nyahururu road provides the nearest airstrip to the park. 

Park Entry Fees: The prices vary for citizens, residents and non-residents. Your Shajoy tours trip consultant will be able to guide you on your bookings and packing ideas. 

Located on the equator west of Nanyuki Laikipia County, in the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Ranges, lies an unspoilt wilderness of Ol Pejeta. Famously a refuge for the last surviving white rhinos in the world, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is also home a mind-blowing array of game including the African Big Five. 

 

Ol Pejeta is a 365Km2 not-for-profit wildlife conservancy with a great composite bio-diversity like one other in East Africa. Providing food and shelter for wildlife and domesticated grazers, the Ol pejeta habitat boasts a unique and diverse ecosystem. In some parts, it has massive   grasslands, benefiting the grazers; the open bushlands are dominated by the whistling thorn acacia trees which provide food for the giraffes and the black rhinos; the dense bushlands are a perfect hiding place for the carnivores; the riverine is dotted with the yellow fever trees that provide food and shelter to hundreds of herbivores including elephants, giraffe and vervet monkeys and lastly the marshlands a haven for birds, insects and herbivores. 

The conservancy is famously known as the largest northern white rhino sanctuary in the world. It is home to Najin and Fatu, the last surviving northern white rhinos in the world and both relatives of late Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, making them the most treasured mammals here. Najin and Fatu are cared for in a special 2.8Km2 enclosed area within the conservancy with 24-hours armed security to guard them against poachers. Their caregivers ensure they get a nutritious diet supplemented with fresh vegetables to preserve their health and wellbeing. Ol Pejeta conservancy also provides a safe home for over 105 critically endangered black rhinos and Chimpanzees housed at the sweetwaters chimpanzees’ sanctuary. 

For those interested in up-close game viewing, Ol Pejeta makes games walks, cycling and drives extremely rewarding.  Here you are sure to have an almost finger-touch view of the African Big Five including African Elephant, Black and White rhinoceros, Lion, Cape buffalo and Leopard.  Besides the big five, you will also get an easy sighting of cheetah, African wild dog, Grevy’s Zebra and Jackson’s hartebeest. There are over 300 birds species recorded in the Conservancy. With a great shanjoy guide bringing you to the wild action, wildlife photography has never been so exceptional. You will document your memories in ways many only dream of. It is simply incomparable!

 

The Ol Pejeta conservancy is dedicated to educating their visitors on wildlife conservation and has an environmental and conservation centre that welcomes over 100 Kenya schools annually. The centre has a special focus on teaching culture ecology and sustainable wildlife management to safeguard its future and reduce animal-human conflict. A visit to the surrounding communities makes a great opportunity to learn the local culture and traditions of the Maasai, Pokot, Turkana and Samburu people.  

 

Fact Files:

Climate: the average temperature ranges between 280C in the day and 120C at night. It is also the dry season in December to March (Hot) and July to October (cool). The rainy season comes in April to June (long rains) and November (short rains). The wettest season is in May. Please note that the conservancy has an altitude of 1800 meters, making it cold at night and early mornings.  

Activities: Game drives, night drives, game walks, cultural and community visits, endangered species enclosure, wildlife photography, bird watching, lion tracking, behind the scenes chimpanzees, cycling safari, and guided tours. Horse and camel riding game tracks are also available.

Some of the greatest sightings include Northern white rhino, Southern white rhino, Black rhino, Cheetah, Lion, African wild dog, Elephant, Grevy’s Zebra, Leopard and Jackson’s hartebeest.

You also get an extraordinary experience at the Sweetwaters chimpanzees’ sanctuary with our closest wild primates.  

Accommodation: You can find good and luxurious accommodation in Sweetwaters Serena Camp, Ol Pejeta House, Comfort Gardens Sweetwaters, Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, Abbas House Laikipia, and other tented camps and lodges inside the conservancy and its suburbs.  

Access: the Ol Pejeta Conservancy can be accessed by road, a 3-4 hours’ drive from Nairobi. You can also use air via the Nanyuki Airstrip, which is a 45 hours’ drive from Ol Pejeta. Shanjoy Tours and Safaris can arrange for transfers for both air and road from the airstrip across the country.  

Park Entry Fees: The park charges an entry fee to all visitors which goes to the wildlife management and conservation efforts in the park. Your Shanjoy travel expert will be able to guide you on the amounts needs and any other charged escapes available in the conservancy. 

 

Ewaso Nyiro, a river so divine meandering through the rocks from the Mount Kenya and Aberdares Ranges in what used to be Central province, to the deserts of the north, with it a silver ring of life and beauty. Wildlife is so abundant in the Samburu reserve; your exploration will be simply magnificent.  

North of Laikipia, in the vast northern semi-deserts and deserts, lies the land traditionally of the Samburu communities, a people known for their remote culture and nomadic pastoral way of life, drawn here by the Ewaso Nyiro; one of the biggest rivers in Kenya. Flowing from central Kenya, the Mount Kenya and Aberdare Ranges, the Ewaso Nyiro River brings life to this ecosystem, with it, an abundance of wildlife.

Focusing on the riverine, a dry bush on either side of the river with doum palm groves, wild figs and riverine forests, hosts an ecosystem with forbiddingly beautiful fauna and flora.  On one side of the Ewaso Nyiro river banks lies the Samburu National Park.  Stretching about 104 Km2, it is one of the most loved national reserves in Kenya. On the other side, the Buffalo Springs National Reserve sits 131 Km2 South of the river. Downstream across the highway lies Shaba National Reserve, 239 Km2. The Samburu-Buffalo-Shaba complex is so well interconnected that you can explore it all in one visit, roughly in one or two days.    

 

Scrubby, open bushy areas are the dominant theme of the reserve with a twist of fringing riverine acacia forest, figs and palms extending not more than 200M from the riverbanks. This open savannah makes the Samburu National reserve perfect for game drives. The reserve is famed for its abundance in rare northern specialist species including the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy Zebra, Gerenuk, Somali Ostrich and the Beisa Oryx. Samburu is also a sanctuary to over 900 African Elephants as well as large herds of Cape Buffalo and Hippopotamus. All the African big cats comprising Leopards, Cheetah and Lions as well as the endangered African Wild Dogs are easy sights in the reserve.  You might be lucky to meet Kamunyak, the lioness famous for adopting six Oryx calves. The Pancake tortoises, listed under Appendix II of CITES as critically endangered species are also inhabitants of Samburu National Reserve.  Your Shanjoy tour consultants and guides are experts in tracking these animals to ensure your journey is most rewarding. 

The Samburu National Reserve came to international stardom as the set of the best- selling book and award-winning movie Born Free which focuses on the real-life of Elsa, an orphaned lioness rescued, raised and released to the wild in Samburu National Park by George and Joy Adamson.  The Elephant Watch Camp, headed by Saba Douglas Hamilton is also located inside the Samburu National Reserve

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Away from the river, the landscape is dominated by rocky gaunt ridges running from north to south. The knife-edged Koitogor forms the masterpiece of the escarpment with a magical transformation to a pyramid as you drive around it. About 20 km away from Koitogor to the north lies an impressive Ol Olekwe mesa, majestic like something from a mystical movie. It forms the gateway to Northern Kenya and routes up to Marsabit. You will enjoy perfect animal photography in this gaunted yet bouncing with life ecosystem.  

 

Bird-watching is a sensational experience at the Samburu Reserve. This river oasis has over 450 birds species recorded including the vulnerable Great Egret, African Darter, Martial Eagle, White-headed Vulture, Superb Starling, the Yellow OX-pecker, Kori, Heuglin’s, buff-crested bustards and the distinctive Somali Ostrich. 

 

Fact Files

Climate: The climate in the reserve is hot and dry during the day (around 300C) and cool in the nights (around 200C). 

Attractions: In Samburu, you guaranteed to sight the northern specialist species including the Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe, native gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, as well as Kenyan lions, leopards, cheetahs, Elephants hippos, buffalo, impala and dik-diks.  

Bird-viewing: There are over 450 recorded bird species in the reserve including the Somali Ostrich, White-headed Vulture, Superb Starling, the Yellow OX-pecker, Kori, Heuglin’s, buff-crested bustards among others. 

Samburu Cultural Tours: Visiting and interacting with the colourful Samburu people in their native traditional setting is transformational. You also get to purchase art and souvenirs.  

Accommodation: inside and reserve suburbs, you can find comfortable lodging at: Samburu Game Lodge, Elephant Bedroom Camp, Sarova Shaba Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge, Lion King Bush Camp, Samburu Sopa Lodge, Sentrim Samburu Lodge and Joys camp.

Access: The Samburu National Reserve is located 400KM northeast of Nairobi, in what is now Samburu County. It can be accessed through road through Isiolo and Archer’s Post and by Air through Nairobi-to Samburu flights available daily.  Private charter flights are also allowed entry. Our Shanjoy tour consultant will guide you on the best route for the most superb experience. 

 

Nakuru National Park: Cycle with the Rhinos

A sanctuary of the Black and White Rhinos as well as Rothschild’s Giraffes, Lake Nakuru National Park will leave you throbbing for more.   

On the Floor of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, there, amid the wooded and bushy grassland lies a splendid soda lake popularly known as Lake Nakuru. Adore with ecological diversity, a variety of flora and fauna have made this beautiful escarpment their home. Now Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the most exquisite nature attractions in Kenya attracting both local and international tourists. 

Located South of Nakuru country but with close proximity to Nakuru town, the lake is elevated 5,755 ft. above sea level and lies about 164 kilometres north of Nairobi.  Its name Nakuru stems from the Maasai language meaning “Dust or Dusty Place”. The Lake Nakuru National Park connects to Lake Soysambu Conservancy to the southeastern border, representing the only remaining wildlife corridor to Lake Naivasha. 

 

The park has gained international stardom as the greatest bird spectacle on earth, with over two million flamingos docked at its shores. The abundance of algae attracts a vast number of Flamingos that famously give the lake a pinky grow. Apart from the famously large pink flamingos, over 450 bird species including the African fish eagle, Goliath Heron, Verreaux’s eagle, hamerkop, Pied Kingfisher among others. It is truly a haven for bird watchers. 

Other mammals including Eastern Rhinos, White Rhinos, hippopotamus, warthogs, baboons, waterbuck, and buffalos also flourish here. The common predators are lions, cheetahs and leopards, with the latter having increased sightings in recent years.   Also of interest if the fenced-off sanctuary to protect the endangered rhinos and Rothschild’s giraffes. The park also hosts large sized pythons found in the dense woodlands and can often be seen dangling on trees or crossing the road. 

As a visitor, the perfect spot to have a good lake view is on Baboon cliff. The park also makes perfect adventures in picnicking, game drives, wild photography, bird watching and nature walks.  You adventurous couples, this is a great place to honeymoon. And if you are lucky to visit in September, with will enjoy the Cycle with Rhino Event, a community biking event in the wild organized to raise funds for rhino conservation and protection.  

The Lake Nakuru National Park won’t only reward your wildest expectations, it will set you into an adventurous mood you have never known before, and maybe you will never experience again. 

It is a land of many wonders, each smoothing your spirits to nirvana as the waters of Makalia falls softly roars.  

Fact File

Climate: The Altitudes of the lake make the park colder than you would expect considering it is very close to the equator. The temperatures are mild during the day although the nights may be colder. Pack a warm suitcase. 

Attractions:

  • Flamingo: these are the greatest identifier of the part. But other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds, there are around 450 species in record. 
  • The Big Five: you have a high chance of sighting Lions, Leopards, White Rhinos, Hippos, and waterbuck among others. There are over 56 different species of mammals living here.  
  • Unique Vegetation: Lake Nakuru National Park boasts over 550 different flora species including the largest euphorbia forest in Africa, the yellow acacia woodlands and picturesque landscape
  • View-Points: Out of Africa, Baboon Cliff and Lion Hill.
  • Hills- Honeymoon, Lion Hill Ridge, Enasoit among others. 
  • Waterfalls: Makalia
  • Community and conservation Events: Cycling with Rhino annual event in September.  

Park Activities: Bird Watching, Camping, Game Drives, Photography, Scenic

Accessibility: Shanjoy Tours organises safari transfers by road or air. The most commonly used route is the Main gate locate 4 kilometres south of Nakuru town. 

You can also enter the park through Lanet Gate along Nairobi- Nakuru highway. Nderit Gate also offers access from Masai Mara and Elementaita parks. 

Accommodation:

  • KWS Self Catering: Naishi Guest House
  • Campsites: Back Packers, Makalia, Reedbuck, Naishi, Phino, Chui, Kambi Nyuki, Kambi Nyati, Soysambu, Acacia Picnic Site, Out of Africa, Baboon Cliff and Pelican Picnic Site
  • Privately Lodges: Lake Nakuru Lodge and Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

 

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Its was a fantastic experience with shanjoy .we enjoyed every minute of it.friendly guide and excellent service.

Ashitha December 14, 2017

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With Mount Kilimanjaro as its backdrop, Amboseli National Park is a parade of extraordinaries. It is explosive with biota and reputed as a sanctuary for the big- tasked Elephants.

Siting only a stone throw to the Kenyan-Tanzanian border, Amboseli National Park is a parade of safari extraordinaries. Busting with bio-diversities and exclusive habitats, Amboseli is reputed as one of the best wild-viewing experiences in the world.

Amboseli comes from the Maasai word ‘Empusel’ which means “open plain with salty dust”. Despite its fame, Amboseli is a small park, measuring only 392 square km. It is positioned in southern Kenya, less than 5 kilometres from the ice-crowned Mount Kilimanjaro; Africa’s highest free-standing peak.

Nonetheless, don’t let the size fool you. With Kilimanjaro as its backdrop, dawn and sunsets are a spectacular vista here.

Due to its distinct biota, Amboseli National Park was declared a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve in 1991. Its habitats range from the savannah and woodlands to wetlands with sulphur spring. The park is encompassed within the dried up Pleistocene lake basin, created when volcanic lava erupting from Kilimanjaro blocked a significant course of Pangani River some hundred years ago. Yet, during the rainy season, the lake crops to life and the plains are turned to swamps.  In the dry season, the grassy savannah turns to ‘salty dust’.

Safari Expeditions and Activities

 

For the nature lover, the Amboseli bio-diversity is truly gratifying. You will explore the mostly flat topography of lake Amboseli, only broken by extinct volcano vents; Nomatior, Limberishari, Lemomo, Ositeti and Kitirua. Its signature attraction is the guaranteed sighting of African bush tusked elephants.  You also have a fair chance of sighting other animals including East African lions, cheetahs, leopards, blue wildebeest, Grant’s zebras, Cape buffaloes, Masai giraffes among others. All experienced in their natural habitats while dealing with their everyday hustles.  In addition, Amboseli National Park has over 400 recorded birds’ species including kingfishers, hammerkops, pelicans and raptors. The sparse vegetation and mosaic landscapes make sure you are rewarded with unparalleled safari experiences.

Apart from wildlife, the park is strategically situated in close proximity to the Maasai community where you will experience the most authentic and interesting cultural heritages in Kenya. If you are explorative enough, you will enjoy sleeping in their traditional Inkajijik and wearing their elaborate bead works.

To protect the wildlife, the park maintains a set of rules on game drives. Always keep to the tracks; never get out of the vehicle unless on specifically designated spots; always give the animals’ right of way and do not harass them in any way.

Whether dancing with the bird and trumpets or chasing with the lions, the Amboseli enchantments will craze you with pleasure. Its Sparkles will truly be extraordinaire.

Fact File:

Climate: The Park has relatively dry and warm weather. The roads are covered by loose volcano soil that makes them dusty during the dry season and impassable in the rain season.

Attractions:  – The Big Five, especially Large herds of elephants

  • Kilimanjaro
  • Observation Hill which gives you a spectacular view of the park especially the crystal swamps, elephants, buffaloes, Egyptian goose among others.
  • Maasai indigenous culture and lifestyle.

      Park Activities:  Bird Watching, Camping, Game Drives, Photography, Scenic

      Accessibility:  Shanjoy Tours  organises safari transfers either by road or air

  • By Road: The Amboseli National Park can be accessed by road from Nairobi- Arusha road (240km), through Meshanani Gate. Other routes include Nairobi – Mombasa road (228km) through Email. If from Mombasa, you can go through Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate via Tsavo West National Park.
  • By Air: the park has an Airstrip for light aircraft at Empusel gate. Planes can also land at Namanga Town or Kilimanjaro Buffalo lodge.

Accommodation:  If you choose to say on the park, Amboseli National Park is lined up with self-catering cottages, campsites and five-star lodges that strive to make your safari unforgettable.