Luxury Safari Lodges and Safari Holiday Packages in Africa
Serena has a history of providing unique safari holiday packages in a choice of luxury tented camps and safari lodges in Africa’s most exciting destinations.
Family Safari Offer
Serena Hotels is happy to present to you its tailored safari product.
In addition to Serena city hotels, safari camps and resorts, Serena Hotels also prides itself in its newest addition to the safari camps- Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp in Naivasha and the undiscovered Selous Serena Camp in Tanzania, both offering a perfect combination of business and leisure, as well as luxury travel, weddings and honeymoons. With this exclusive product, the group’s portfolio is ready for the high end market channels.
Serena prides itself on the calibre of its cuisine, intuitive service and warmth of welcome, which has been refined over 40 years in the global hospitality industry. Additionally, the brand has expanded its product range by developing the concept of night game drives, romance, family travel and adventure which are now available at Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Sweetwaters Serena Camp and Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge. It also offers its own local and international guests a loyalty program which offers exclusive benefits to the members under Serena Prestige Club.
The safari itineraries are specifically designed to give the Serena traveller an all- inclusive safari experience that encompasses adventure, leisure, and business.
From $2011.00 per person sharing
Day 1- Arrival Nairobi
Met on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, by a Serena Representative and transfer to Nairobi Serena Hotel where you have been booked on a bed and breakfast basis.
The Nairobi Serena Hotel
Justly famed for its exceptional standards of efficiency, service and five-star hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group and is consistently voted “Best Hotel” in Nairobi by airlines and international travel magazines alike. Despite its pivotal central location, the Serena remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa's most vibrant capital cities.
Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel
Day 2- Nairobi to Tsavo West National Park
07:30hrs after breakfast in the hotel, with your dedicated Safari Driver Guide, departand driver to Tsavo West National Park to arrive at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in the early afternoon.
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
Superbly situated in the lee of Mount Kilimanjaro and sheltered by the volcanic splendor of the Chyulu Hills, this classic stone-built lodge overlooks its own water hole, which is visited daily by elephants, buffalos and a wide variety of plains game. One of the first lodges ever to be built in a national park, the lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-viewing. It is also ideally placed for visits to all the park's prime attractions.
Lunch in the lodge followed by an afternoon at leisure to enjoy a swim in the lodge pool or marvel at the animal activity at the lodge’s watering hall.
16:00hrs afternoon game viewing drives in the park returning to the lodge in time to refresh for dinner.
Dinner and Overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
Day 3- Tsavo West National Park
Full day in Tsavo with morning and afternoon game viewing drives in the park at 06:30hrs and 16:00hrs respectively. Tsavo West National Park offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world with large herds of dusty-red elephants, hippopotamus, giant crocodiles, black rhinoceros and African buffalos. The park includes also the lion, the cheetah, the leopard. The "big five" can be seen in Tsavo. Other animals commonly seen in the park are the zebra, the antelopes and gazelles, the mongoose, the hyrax, the dik-diks and the lesser kudu. Birdlife is abundant as more than 600 species of bird have been recorded
Some of the interesting areas to be visited are the Mzima springs, Roaring rocks, Chaimu and Shetani Lava sites to mention a few.
Discover some of the highlights of the magnificent TsavoWest!
“Mzima”, meaning alive in Kiswahili is a peaceful oasis at the heart of red-dusty Tsavo and this magical place is not to be missed. The pure water of the three Mzima’ s pools filtered by the porous sponge-like soil of the Chyulu and the Shetani lava flow brings life to an unique ecosystem at only 40 km away from the Chyulu Hills. With a daily supply of more than 250 million litres of fresh water, the pool provides an oasis of green, an heaven for fishes, birds, monkeys, crocodiles and hippos. The main attractions are the two nature trails leading to an underwater viewing tank build to allow visitors to watch hippos!
Once climbed, the Roaring Rocks will give you magnificent panoramic views, usually only seen by the eagles and buzzards that fly around these cliffs, over the plain called Rhino valley and the Ngulia The Roaring rocks, located near the Rhino Sanctuary, has been for long an observation point for the protection of black rhinoceros and the fight against poaching. The eerie Roaring Rocks are named after the buzz of cicadas that inhabit them and the howl of wind that hits the bare rocks by producing a roaring sound.
The Shetani flow
A black lava flow of 8 km long, 1.6 km wide and 5 meters deep, is the remain of volcanic eruptions which were subject of tales among local communities who named the flow "shetani" meaning evil in Kiswahili after it spewed from the earth just 240 years old. Climbing the flow is not an easy task as the thick black soil is composed of uneven chunks of solid magma.
This morning, crown your morning game drive with a “Bush” Breakfast
Lion Rock Breakfast
Not many experiences are more memorable, or as typically Kenyan, as breakfast on the “Lion Rock”. One cannot resist the charming “Jambo” from the chefsas they welcome you to our wonderfully set breakfast buffet of cold cuts, fruits, cereals and hot dishes with eggs made to your specifications as you wait. The animals keep you company and only say “Kwaheri” (good bye) after you have had enough.
Mid-morning at leisure to enjoy a swim and the lodge facilities.
All meals and Overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 4- Tsavo West to Amboseli National Park
08:00hrs Depart after breakfast and drive to the Amboseli National Park. On entry into the park, enjoy a game viewing drive en route to Amboseli Serena Safari Lodgeto arrive for lunch.
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro. The lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park.Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps, which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro
At the centre of ‘Maasailand', the lodge's décor reflects the brilliant primary colors and iconic shapes representative of these legendary warriors. At the heart of the lodge, shaded by palm trees, is a free-form swimming pool; to either side of which stretch the rooms.
Afternoon at leisure to enjoy a swim or magnificent views from the lodge before embarking on an afternoon game drive at 16:00hrs. Elephants flourish as well in Amboseli; they’ve been tracked by researchers for decades and therefore largely escaped the ravages of 1980s poaching.You can spot some of the older “tuskers” lumbering along before the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro – the ultimate African photo op! You’ll also be intrigued by the abundance of birdlife, from colourful little lilac-breasted rollers to comical guinea fowl to vicious hawks and eagles.
Bubbly Sundowner at Observation Hill
The ‘sun-downer’ is an essential part of safari life and dates back to the time of the great safaris of the 1920’s when elegant cocktails were always served while watching the spectacle of the African sunset. Timed to begin as the sun begins its descent, the Sun-downer begins with a gentle evening game drive, arriving at the sundowner site just as the evening sky turns gold-pink. As night falls, you will be driven back to the lodge in time for dinner. This is an experience not to be missed!
Dinner and Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Day 5 – Amboseli National Park
Full day in the Amboseli with morning and afternoon game viewing drives in the park. Look for the elusive kudu, a delicate antelope with long spiralled horns and a beautifully striped body that enables it camouflage among branches of acacia trees and other shrubs.
You may certainly see families of giraffe, herds of zebra and antelope — and if you are lucky, you may spot the rare Serval cat.
10:00 Visit a local Maasai “Manyatta” Village for a cultural experience!
Maasai Village visit
The Maasai are undoubtedly one of the most famous traditional cultures on earth.The Manyattas are usually a circular encampment of long, low, rounded houses, created by daubing cattle dung over a framework of sticks.Visiting a Manyatta is a good way to learn more about Maasai culture and everyday life. Many ceremonies involve the ritual slaughter of cattle or goats, with meat being distributed among the community according to social rank.
At other times, live cattle are bled by opening a vein on the neck or flank with the point of an arrow. The blood is collected in a gourd, and the wound closed with ashes. The blood is either drunk immediately while fresh or mixed with milk. Even at slaughter, blood is collected and mixed with milk to be drunk later. Sour milk is also considered a delicacy.
19:00hrs you will be hosted to a “Bush” Barbeque Dinner with Maasai Dancers!
Bush Barbeque Dinner
Nothing is quite so essentially ‘Safari’ as the traditional ‘bush dinner’, especially when it is enlivened by the presence by a group of scarlet-clad Maasai Dancers. The lantern-lit dinner begins with cocktails around the campfire. Dinner will then be cooked on a blazing BBQ, accompanied by a wide range of salads and vegetables. While dessert and coffee is served, the Maasai will entertain you with songs, chants and dance displays.Dine in the wild and taste safari-life at its best
All meals and Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Day 6- Amboseli to Nairobi& Departure
08:00hrs afterbreakfast in the lodge,depart and drive to Nairobi to arrive at Nairobi Serena Hotel in the early afternoon.Lunch at CaféMaghreb Restaurant. Later transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
A Safari Experience like no other!!
Note: Extensions to the Kenya Coast for a Beach Experience at our Serena Beach Resort & Spaor to the Great Rift Valley lakes staying at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp can be arranged on request.
Special Package Cost Offer:-
US$2,011.00 per person sharing in double/twin room
US$2,340.00 per person in single room
US$1,006.00 per child (Below 12 years) sharing room with 02 adults
Christmas Supplement of:-
US$ 40.00 per person per day will be applicable on 24th, 25th, 26th & 31st Dec 2014 – 01st January 2015.
Validity: 1st July 2014 - 31st March 2015
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Terms & conditions
The package includes the following services:
- 1 night on bed and breakfast accommodation at Nairobi Serena Hotel
- 4nights on full board accommodation at Kilaguni & Amboseli Serena Safari Lodges
- Game viewing drives in 4x4WD Safari Land Cruisers on exclusive use
- Guaranteed window seats for ease of game viewing and photography
- Services of professional Safari Driver guides
- Park entrance fees
- Meet and greet services
- Airport transfers as per the itinerary
The package cost excludes the following services
- International Airfares, and Visa entry charges to Kenya
- All items of personal use i.e. laundry, telephone calls, drinks, gratuities, personal travel insurances- etc. unless where specified in the itinerary.