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Latitude Zero
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Olpejeta Conservancy is a gem that should be on every safari goer’s bucket list. Straddling the Latitude Zero- The Equator against the backdrop of Mount Kenya and foothills of lush green Aberdare offers memorable safari experiences, striking natural beauty and large-scale conservation success. A short stopover at the Equator for pictures and a short demonstration on Northern and southern hemispheres is not to be missed.

  1. The privately-owned conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa, and home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a Sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market

Itinerary Details

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Latitude Zero Itinerary
  • Met on arrival at JKIA, transfer to hotel for stay on Bed & Breakfast. (B&B)

  • Depart from Nairobi after breakfast by 8:00 am for Sweetwaters with short stopover at the Equator for pictures and a short demonstration on Northern and southern hemispheres. Lunch at the camp. During the game drive 3:30-6:30 PM you can visit the Chimp sanctuary and continue watching the plentiful game. Late enjoy the night game drive -an excellent way to seek the elusive nocturnal wildlife and predators stalking their prey. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp. (B, L, D)

  • Morning game drive 6:30-8:30 am. Return for breakfast to the camp. Check out and depart for Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club sprawled on the slopes of Mt. Kenya and the Equator. Enjoy the elegance and luxury of the beautiful property. Lunch & dinner at Fairmont included. Some of the optional activities at additional cost are – visit to animal orphanage, horse riding, golf, bird walks, fishing, nature walk, mountain biking and golf. (B, L, D)

  • After breakfast by 7:00 am drive to Lake Elementaita. Lunch. Optional drive to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride on the lake which is haven for birders. Afterwards, drive back to Lake Elementaita for dinner. Dinner and overnight at lodge in Elementaita. (B, L, D)

  • After breakfast, you drive to the Masai Mara National reserve. Arrive in time for lunch at your camp. After lunch, check in and freshen up. Relax then at around 3:30pm, go for an evening game drive. Drive back to the camp as the sun sets for dinner and overnight at camp/lodge. (B, L, D)

  • Wake up at dawn for the game drive in search of lazy ions, elusive leopards, majestic elephants, sprinting antelopes, chirping birds. Return for breakfast to the camp by 8:30 am. Rest of the day at leisure. Lunch. Evening game drive 3:30 – 6:30 PM. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D).

  • Morning game drive 6:30-8:30 am, after your last breakfast, depart for Nairobi by 10:00 am. Transfer to JKIA to board the late evening/night flight back home. (B)

Activities

  1. Stop over at Latitude Zero-The Equator

  2. Game drives

  3. Chimp sanctuary visit

  4. Night game drive

  5. Visit to Morani information center


Possible Extensions

  1. Guided Safari walks

  2. Lion tracking

  3. Visit to animal orphanage

  4. Horse riding

  5. Mountain biking and hiking


What’s Included

  1. Nairobi stay on bed & Breakfast basis

  2. Full board accommodation at safari lodges

  3. Transport & game drives in non-AC safari minivans or Safari Landcruiser as per quote

  4. Services of certified driver guides

  5. Park entry fees

  6. All Government Taxes & service charge in Hotel accommodation

  7. Night game drive at Olpejeta Conservancy (weather permitting)


Things to Carry

  1. Travel documents, Travel insurance, Yellow Fever Certificate

  2. Woolens for chilly mornings and evenings

  3. Protection from cold air, sun, rain during drives - bright sunshine

  4. Hats which can be secured to the head during game drives/stoles

  5. Sunglasses & comfortable shoes

  6. Insect repellent

  7. Binoculars & Camera – you will need extra storage for digital photos with good zoom lens

  8. Medication and toiletries (lodge provides basic toiletries)

  9. Snacks and drinks for the journey


Testimonials

Team at EarthyHues doesn't leave's anything to chance. From explaining the tour, hotel facilities, the extra bits all the way until one departs Kenya, they are meticulous. They make certain that we knew what we were paying for and genuinely wanted us to have a great trip. I could see that the team member was calling the driver to be sure that we were being looked after and having fun. The itineraries planned for us were more than sufficient and good value for money. In addition to the travel planner, I must say that the guides are well behaved and very punctual. As a tourist you can decide to relax, it’s your prerogative but not the guides. They will go with your flow but at the same time make sure that you are reminded what you may miss. Very patient specially with noisy kids around. We were given all the prior information about weather forecast, clothes to carry, tips to be paid, where to stop and other do's and dont's. There’s also a pre-trip briefing that Bhavana does all the time. Through EH, we have traveled extensively with friends and family and always had a great time. Overall, I can strongly recommend anyone to EH. The experience is just Awesome.
Thanks for your support in arranging booking to Ol Pajeta on such a short notice. It was a pleasant stay rather I will say one of the best so far in Kenya and my family can remember it for entire lifetime. We didn’t face any issues during our stay. I would like to share my experience of Ol Pajeta with this post.... Serena tented camps are placed very well inside the conservancy. We reached Ol Pajeta at 1:00 pm and on the first day while having lunch we spotted African Bull Elephants (a herd of 15) just 10 feets away from the dining hall near the watering hole. Imagine taking a selfie with African Bull Elephant, I did.. Weather was awesome, clear sky, the temperature here in day rises a bit due to the altitude (6800+ ft from sea level) as compare to Nairobi. We did 3 game safaris and in all of them we spotted Big 4 (only leopard was missing). Just after finishing our dinner, while waiting for our guide to take us to Night game drive we spotted 2 White rhinos near the water hole, close to dining hall. The one white rhino was huge with very big front horn (really big almost 25 to 30 inch) and second rhino was much smaller (might be male and female). What else you want, no need to go for game drive in OL Pajeta animals comes near to your tents and pays back your money worth. Our night game drive started from 9-11 pm and we were the only one in the forest, Just after 10 min we started our game drive a big male bull elephant which was hiding behind the trees came close to our car and threatened us to go away….was a scary event.
Team at EarthyHues have been very Professional, Reasonable and all comforts kept in mind for me as a Traveler. In-fact, the itineraries have been planned considering our likes and dislikes, pocket friendly and as directed. All our travel through them were very apt, no hidden costs involved, very personalized itinerary made for all my trips by the Company. I along with my husband (that time Fiancee) enjoyed the diversity we had while we traveled with different groups. We had different countries / continents / regions / colours / creed people travelling with us thru the Company. Apart from the memories we made - we did make some great friends globally thru these trips. The guides have been very Friendly and Professional, Informative and Knowledge based. We always have had splendid experiences whenever traveled with EarthyHues!

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