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7 day Safari - from £2095

This safari takes you through some of Kenya’s most scenic and wildlife rich regions, staying in deluxe Serena hotels and lodges. You will see the open plains of Masai Mara, scenic Great Rift Valley lakes and the iconic Mt Kilimanjaro.

Highlights:

  • Big 5 of Masai Mara
  • Rift Valley lakes of Nakuru and Elementaita
  • See rhino and endangered Rothschild giraffe
  • Mt Kilimanjaro scenery
  • Elephant herds of Amboseli
  • Serena Lodge accommodation
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Nairobi

Upon arrival, transfer to the Nairobi Serena Hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Nairobi Serena HotelA member of the Leading hotels of the World, this luxury hotel is located on the edge of the Central Park and the City Centre. Shaded by the glorious Jacaranda, Bougainvillea and Acacia trees and surrounded by lush manicured gardens, the hotel provides a peaceful and luxurious retreat to travellers.

Meals: None

Day 2 - Masai Mara

After breakfast, travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment on the road built by Italian prisoners during World War II. Pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok, before reaching the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Later, set off on a game drive into the park to seek out the famous wildlife, before returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Located in the famed Mara Triangle, Mara Serena Safari Lodge offers a magnificent setting perched high on a bush-cloaked hill with sweeping views of the savanna and the meandering Mara River. Designed in the style of a traditional Maasai ‘Manyatta’ village, the lodge offers rooms with  every modern comfort, neatly positioned with uninterrupted views from their private balcony.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - Masai Mara

Depart this morning on a game drive to seek out the diverse wildlife of Kenya’s most famous park. On your return, enjoy a special ‘Bush Breakfast’ by the Mara River Hippo Pool where the chef and Masaai warriors will welcome you with a breakfast buffet. Alternatively, this morning it is possible to book a magical Balloon ride – speak to your consultant about adding this.

The Big 5 are all present here as well as cheetah who thrive on the open grassy plains. If you are here between August and October, you may catch the annual zebra and wildebeest migration, but at any time of year this park offers reliable sightings. After lunch back at the lodge and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive which will include a visit to a Masaai Village.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Lake Nakuru and Elementaita

Leaving the Masai Mara behind, travel through the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya with its acres upon acres of wheat and barley, before travelling across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley where there will be a picnic lunch stop. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai –Mahiu road, before arriving in Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. There is the possibility of seeing flamingoes along the shoreline and the park is also home to both Black and White rhinos as well as endangered Rothschild Giraffe. In the late afternoon, drive to your overnight lodge which is located in the adjacent Soysambu Conservancy.

Lake Elementaita Serena Camp is located in the Soysambu Conservancy on the shores of Lake Elementaita. The camp comprises of 25 luxury tents, a dining and lounge area, spa and swimming pool enjoying magnificent views of the Lake. Soysambu Conservancy is home to a broad range of wildlife and bird species including East Africa’s only breeding ground for the Great White Pelican.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - Amboseli National Park

This morning for early risers there is a complimentary bird walk led by an experienced naturalist to seek out some of the 450 species found here. After breakfast, leave the Rift Valley behind as you proceed to Nairobi for lunch. Continue south towards Amboseli, arriving at the lodge by late afternoon.

Lying in the shadow of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is surrounded by a forest of acacia trees and exquisite gardens. Brightly decorated in an African style, the lodge’s 96 rooms emulate the architecture of a Maasai village. In the late afternoons and evenings, relax on the beautiful lounge terrace and watch wildebeest, antelope, elephant and other animals coming into graze.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Amboseli National Park

Today, enjoy a morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli National Park. Much of the park’s  magic is derived from the towering snow-capped peak of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro. However, the park is also famous for its great herds of elephant that can be often seen half-submerged in the swamps amongst the papyrus grasses. Bird life is also abundant, with over 425  species recorded including rarities such as the Taita falcon and the southern banded harrier eagle. As an added experience guests are encouraged to plant a tree as part of the lodge’s commitment to the environment.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 7 - Nairobi and farewell

Catch your last view of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli, travelling north across the Athi Plains. Arrive in bustling Nairobi by mid-day where you will be dropped off at the  airport.

Meals: Breakfast

7 day Safari - from £2095

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Prices are per person based on 2 sharing and include en suite accommodation, game drives and most meals. Flights not included. Discounted flights available from most UK airports.

 

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Your Safari Experience

Discover amazing wildlife and sample the local culture on a real African adventure.

Your safari includes:

  • Comfortable lodges
  • Most meals
  • Arrival/ departure airport transfers
  • Expert guide throughout tour
  • 4WD vehicles
  • Max 7 passengers
  • Park fees

Departure dates:

Safari departs on Sundays.

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