Highlights of Kenya

Aeight day wildlife-rich safari taking in three national parks and staying in comfortable safari lodges along the way. Journey through the world’s most famous wildlife park, the Maasai Mara, the smaller Amboseli National Park set in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and the spectacular Lake Nakuru National Park, home to pink flamingos, white rhinos and the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe. 

9 days/8 nights | Prices from £2,565 per person

Including international return flights with Kenya Airways, private transfers, the services of English-speaking representatives and guides, and accommodation mainly on a full board basis.

Highlight of the trip

The game drives through the Maasai Mara. Time your trip to coincide with one of the natural wonders of the world, the annual Great Migration when more than two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles, with predators in pursuit, move through the Serengeti and Maasai Mara. 

Route

 

  • Nairobi for 1 night 
  • Maasai Mara for 3 nights 
  • Nakuru for x 1 night 
  • Kimana 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

Arrive early morning. Be met by our English-speaking representative at Nairobi airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Stay at Tamarind Tree Hotel for 1 night on a room only basis.

Day 3 – Nairobi to Maasai Mara 

Leave Nairobi for the journey to the awe-inspiring Maasai Mara, travelling down the impressive Rift Escarpment and passing the Longonot earth satellite station, arriving in time for lunch and a siesta at your lodge. Later, enjoy the first game drive and begin to explore the African wildlife before returning to your lodge for dinner as the sun starts to set. Stay at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge for 3 nights on a full board basis.

Day 4 – Maasai Mara 

Maasai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, and today you will embark on a further two game drives, trying to spot as many as you can of Africa’s Big Five; the lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo and black rhino. There is an optional* morning visit to a Maasai village after breakfast.

Day 5  Maasai Mara 

Enjoy breakfast before setting out on a morning game drive and return to camp for lunch, with a further drive in the afternoon; try to spot the mighty buffalo amongst the large herds of zebra, giraffe, antelope and gazelle which graze in the reserve.

Day 6 – Maasai Mara to Nakuru 

Travel across the vast plains of the floor of The Great Rift Valley, watching out for giraffes and gazelles as you leave the Maasai Mara behind and head for Lake Nakuru National Park where a great number of flamingos line its shores. Surrounded by escarpments and ridges this beautiful national park enjoys a wide ecological diversity with bushy grassland, acacia woodlands and the largest euphorbia forest in Africa. Settle in to your lodge and after lunch set off on a game drive through the park where the wildlife include lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, rhino, antelope and various primates together with an exceptional variety of birds. Stay at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge for 1 night on a full board basis.

Day 7 – Nakuru to Kimana 

An early breakfast before setting out for an optional boat ride* on Lake Naivasha, seeing a wide range of birds and the occasional hippo. Back at camp pick up a packed lunch and set off for Amboseli National Park, arriving late afternoon. Check-in to your lodge surrounded by trees and wildlife at the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro and a twenty minute drive from the national park. Stay at Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Kimana for 2 nights on a full board basis.

Day 8 – Kimana 

Today you will set out on a morning and an afternoon game drive, returning to the lodge for lunch. Lying in the shadow of Tanzania’s snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is one of Kenya’s smaller game parks and as it is mainly savannah with unusually sparse vegetation it makes it ideal for spotting the wildlife. Look out for giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species with the western section dominated by a vast swamp where you can spot a variety of water birds including egrets, herons, pelicans and cranes.

Day 9 – Return to the UK 

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

 

  • Porterage and tips paid locally
  • We recommend travelling light with no more than one piece of hold luggage and a day bag
  • Average game drive lasts 3h30min
  • Game drive vehicles are 7-seater minivans without air-conditioning
  • Complimentary bottle of water per person each day
  • Road surfaces in Kenya can be very rough
  • Single travellers – please call for prices if you wish to book a single room or twin for sole use

Price includes:

 

  • Return international economy flights and domestic transfers
  • Meet and greet upon arrival in Keyna
  • Accommodation on Full Board Basis in safari lodges, and bed and breakfast at selected hotels in Nairobi
  • 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 bottled water per person per day in safari vehicle
  • Flying doctor’s evacuation cover

We Recommend 

Optional Excursions

Day 3  Masai Mara 

  • Masaai village visit

 Day 6 – Kimana 

  • Boat rideon Lake Naivasha

Beach Extensions

Add a beach stay to your tour and make the most of Kenya’s white sandy beaches.