Best of Kenya

This seven day escorted and small group safari will take in two of Kenya’s most popular and wildlife-rich national parks, the Maasai Mara and Amboseli, in addition to a night spent by the bird watcher’s paradise of Lake Elmenteita in the Eastern Rift Valley. Join a small group travelling by 7-seater safari minivan. 

8 days/7 nights | 2020 Prices from £2,235 per person (2021 prices now available)

Including international return flights with Kenya Airways, private transfers, the services of English-speaking representatives and guides, and all accommodation on a full board basis, with the exception of your hotel in Nairobi.

Highlight of the trip

Watching zebra, wildebeest, elephant and other wildlife come to drink at Oloirigynyisho River where your camp is set in Maasai Mara. After a day’s game drive enjoy sundowners whilst admiring the captivating sunset.

Route

 

  • Nairobi for 1 night 
  • Amboseli for 2 nights 
  • Lake Elmenteita for 1 night 
  • Maasai Mara for 2 nights 

 

 

Day 1– Flying from the UK to Nairobi, Kenya

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Nairobi.

Day 2 – Arrival into Nairobi

Be met by your English-speaking guide at Nairobi airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Stay at Ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands, or similar, for 1 night with breakfast include on Day 3.

Day 3-4 – Nairobi to Amboseli  

Depart from Nairobi after breakfast for the drive south to the Rift Valley province and to one of the most popular of Kenya’s national parks, Amboseli. Best known for its iconic views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro just across the border in Tanzania and large herds of elephants, the park’s large concentration of wildlife includebuffalo, lion, cheetah, rhino, giraffe and zebra amongst others. A landscape of largely open savannah with low vegetation ensures fairly easy wildlife viewing and the western section is dominated by vast swamplands fed by meltwater from Kilimanjaro attracting wallowing hippos and elephants as well as a rich birdlife. You will enjoy two full days of game drives and stay in comfortable deluxe tents at a lodge in the park; great for close encounters with the park’s free-ranging elephants. Stay at Sentrim Amboseli Lodge, or similar, for 2 nights on a full board basis.  

Day 5 – Amboseli to Lake Elmenteita 

Leave after breakfast for the drive to Lake Elmenteita, arriving in the afternoon to settle in to your accommodation on the lakeshore and enjoy time at leisure taking in the views across the lake. Surrounded by forestsLake Elmenteita is located between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru and is one of the Eastern Rift Valley’s alkaline, or soda, lakes. A birder’s paradise the lake is host to over 450 bird species, both resident and migratory, including the lesser flamingo and many endangered species, as well as being a nesting and breeding ground for the great white pelican. Wildlife also includes the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe and rare colobus monkey as well as gazelle, eland, zebra and families of warthog. Stay at Sentrim Elementaita, or similar, for 1 night on a full board basis. 

Day 6-7 – Lake Elmenteita to Maasai Mara 

After breakfast set off for the drive to Kenya’s flagship reserve arriving in time for lunch and a game drive in the afternoon. Maasai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park and the reserve offers great chances of seeing the famous Big Five; lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. You will spend two nights in the Mara enjoying game drives through a landscape of grassy plains and rolling hills in search of the Big Five in addition to cheetah, zebrahippohyena, impala, crocodile, birds and smaller mammals. Stay at Enkorok Mara Camp, or similar, for 2 nights on a full board basis.

Day 8 – Return to the UK 

Transfer to the airport in Nairobi for your return flight to the UK.

 

  • Porterage and tips paid locally
  • Game drive vehicles are 7-seater minivans without air-conditioning
  • Average game drive lasts 3h30min
  • Complimentary bottle of water per person each day
  • Road surfaces in Kenya can be very rough
  • This weekly tour departs from Nairobi on a Saturday, is guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests and is English-speaking only. Maxium group of 14.
  • This tour can be operated as a private tour for a supplement of £190 per person
  • Single travellers – please call us for prices if you wish to book a single room or twin for sole use

Price includes:

 

  • Group tour limited to a maximum of 14 passengers
  • Return international economy flights and domestic transfers
  • Meet and greet upon arrival
  • Accommodation in selected safari lodges on full board basis, and bed and breakfast in Nairobi at selected hotels
  • Ground transportation in a 7-seater safari Minivan safari vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking professional Driver Guide
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • Park entry fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Complimentary 1 litre bottle of water per person per day in safari vehicle
  • Flying doctors evacuation cover

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