Jambo Kenya Safari
5 nights / 6 days
Mount Kenya, Ol-Pejeta Conservancy, Maasai Mara Game Reserve
by Road & Air
From the slopes of the lush green Mount. Kenya to the centre stage at nature’s most dramatic arena in the Masai Mara experience the classic African Safari.
From $ 3,922.00 per person
Duration: 6 Days
Nairobi to Mount Kenya
0800hrs After a Pre-Safari briefing, depart with your Safari Driver Guide and drive depart via the Great North Road, through the famed Kenyan highlands onto Mount Kenya National park. Drive on to the Serena Mountain Lodge – located at 2,134 meters on the slopes of Mount Kenya.
Serena Mountain Lodge - “Tree Hotel”
Sailing like an ark amid the primeval forests of Kenya's highest mountain, Mount Kenya, this timbered tree hotel offers champagne-clear mountain air, sweeping views across the tree-canopy, sparkling trout streams, and gentle forest walks. On the lower slopes of the mountain, the lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-sightings. The open-air viewing-deck looks down on to its own water hole and salt-lick, which attracts numerous animals. Elephant, buffalo and waterbuck are regular visitors to the waterhole. The surrounding dense rainforest comes alive at dusk with a myriad of sounds that make the African bush so special and exhilarating!
There is also a tunnel leading to a photo-hide, which offers spectacular viewing and photographic opportunities just metres away from the wildlife at the water hole. Activities include guided walks through the forest, trout fishing in the clear mountain streams, trips to the high moorlands of the mountain, and 5-day luxury climbs of the mountain.
Mount Kenya at 5,199 m is Kenya's highest mountain, a national icon, a climbers' Mecca, the nation's namesake, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and a wildlife stronghold. One of the world's highest National Parks, it is also an extinct volcano some three and a half million years old and the sacred home of Ngai, God of the Kikuyu people.
Lunch in the lodge followed by an afternoon at leisure
1500hrs Venture into the Mount Kenya Forest for a Guided Nature Walk to explore the rich Flora and Fauna the forest has to offer. Mount Kenya forest was the theatre of Kenya’s Freedom Struggle and your guide will be glad to enlighten you on this important piece of Kenya’s history!
Return to the lodge in time to freshen up for dinner.
Dinner and Overnight at the Serena Mountain Lodge.
Mount Kenya to Olpejeta Conservancy
0930hrs After breakfast in the lodge, depart and drive the Sweet Waters Tented Camp with a brief stopover at the Equator Crossing Point at Nanyuki.
After the “Equator Water Demonstration”, drive on to the 110,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which lies on the Laikipia plains. Enjoy a game viewing drive en-route to the Camp.
Sweetewaters Serena Camp
A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury.
Lunch in the Camp followed by and afternoon at leisure
1600hrs Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Host to all the members of the ‘Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), the conservancy has a higher wildlife-to-
area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya.
At the forefront of the Kenyan conservancy program, the conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species.
Crown your evening game viewing experience with a Bubbly Sundowner before returning to camp in time to refresh for dinner!!
Overnight at the Serena Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp
Full day in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy with morning and afternoon game viewing drives. Host to all the members of the ‘Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard), the conservancy has a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any Kenyan national park and is one of only four private game conservancies to have been founded in Kenya. At the forefront of the Kenyan conservancy program, the conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, hosts the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya, and shelters large numbers of rare and endangered species.
All meals and Overnight at the Serena Sweetwaters Serena Camp
Olpejeta Conservancy to Maasai Mara
0730hrs After an early breakfast in the Camp, transfer to Nanyuki Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Maasai Mara game reserve departing at 0915hrs. 1015hrs, You will be met on arrival by your Lodge Driver Guide and proceed to Mara Serena Safari Lodge for check in.
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Perched on the saddle of a hill, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge has one of the most spectacular views imaginable across the vast plains, forests and rivers that make up the Maasai Mara – one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. It is on this very terrain that the annual migration takes place when millions of zebra, wildebeest and gazelle cross the plains below, on their way to the rich new grasses of the Serengeti. This is a spectacle that should be witnessed at least once in a lifetime. (End of July/August is an ideal time to witness the spectacle though timings may vary depending on natural reasons i.e the rains).
The lodge has been designed to mirror a traditional Maasai village or Manyatta and all the guest rooms are located in individual domed huts grouped in a circular manner. The furnishings of each room have been inspired by traditional Maasai art and each one has a private balcony with views that stretch over the vast African landscape.
Lunch in the lodge followed by an afternoon at leisure.
1600hrs Depart for game viewing drives in the reserve.
Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Full day in the Mara with morning and afternoon game drives in the Reserve. Certainly the most frequented game reserve in Kenya, Masai Mara is a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the
Mara River and its tributaries, and punctuated by marshes and forests. This 650 sq kilometer reserve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere considering its size. During the seasonal migrations, Masai Mara is home to up to a million wildebeest and an equally impressive number of zebra that move into the area from neighbouring Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania. The reserve is home to all the “big five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal, Cheetah, and the rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles.
The Mara is also noted for its abundance of lions - particularly the superb black manned males. You'll see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as - if you're lucky - leopard, cheetah and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents. You're sure to see the African buffalo. Get the cameras ready, stock up on Film and enjoy yourself!
This morning, crown your game viewing experience with a “Bush Breakfast” by the Mara River Hippo Pools! A 15 minutes drive gets you to a hearty welcome; one cannot resist the charming “Jambo” from the chefs as they welcome you to our wonderfully set breakfast buffet of hot dishes made to your specification as you wait. The hippos keep you company and only say “Kwaheri” after you have had enough.
All meals and Overnight at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Masai Mara to Nairobi & Departure
Breakfast at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge.
1000hrs Transfer to the Mara Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi departing at 1015hrs to arrive at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport 1145hrs. Met on arrival at the airport and transfer to the Nairobi Serena Hotel or to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home.
You will be met on arrival and transfer to the Nairobi Serena Hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you can opt for an extension trip to our fabulous Serena Beach Resort and Spa, on Kenya’s stunning Indian Ocean coastline.
Serena Mountain Lodge - “Tree Hotel”
The package cost offer will include following services
- 3 nights on full board basis at the Mountain & Mara Serena Safari Lodges
- 2 nights on full board basis at Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp
- Ground transportation in custom made Safari 4x4WD Land Cruiser on exclusive basis and “seat in vehicle” basis in Maasai Mara
- Nanyuki/Mara/Nairobi scheduled flights
- Services of English speaking driver guides
- Park & Conservancy entrance fees
- Airport/Airstrip transfers as per the itinerary
The package excludes the following
- International & Local Airfares, and Visa entry charges to Kenya
- All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, personal travel insurances- e.t.c
3rd Jan - 31st March 2013
US $ 3,486.00* per person sharing
US $ 3,884.00* per person in a single room
1st April - 31st May 2013
US $ 3,279.00* per person sharing
US $ 3,279.00* per person in a single room
1st June - 30th June, 1st Nov - 22nd Dec 2013
US $ 3,421.00* per person sharing
US $ 3,759.00* per person in a single room
1st July - 31st Oct. 2013
US $ 3,922.00* per person sharing
US $ 4,366.00* per person in a single room
*Minimum 2 pax
US $ 40.00 per person per day applicable on 24th , 25th , 26th & 31st Dec 2012/2013 – 1st Jan 2013/2014
US $ 35.00 per person per day
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Terms & conditions
Rates: All rates are quoted on a per person basis unless otherwise stated and are inclusive of all relevant taxes, levies, surcharges and service charges. Tour costs are based on all known costs and rates of exchange as at the 01st July 2012. Should these be subject to change in the interim (due to reasons beyond the control of Serena Hotels), they will be passed on to the client. Serena Hotels retains the right to alter any arrangements (as outlined above), which may become necessary due to prevailing local conditions/and/or events beyond our control.
Confirmations and deposits: Upon confirmation of your safari details, we will require a 25% non-refundable deposit on the total cost of the tour, the balance of which must be paid 30 days prior to your arrival. We regret that in the absence of the above, we will be unable to confirm your safari; and in the absence of our receipt of full payment as indicated, your reservation will be cancelled (with the forfeit of the 25% deposit indicated).
Cancellations: All cancellations must be made in writing to Serena Hotels at the address indicated below. Cancellations will be incurred as indicated below:
Between 30-45 days prior to date of commencement of tour:no refund of deposit.
Below 30 days prior to the date of the commencement of the tour no refund of the remaining tour costs.
Refunds/cancellation levies: We regret that in the event that any portion of your safari is unused (after the safari has commenced) no refunds regarding the unused portion will be possible. Note: these cancellation terms do not include the cancellation penalties levied on airfares (locally or internationally).
Payment: We accept payment via the following credit cards: Visa, Access/Master Card, American Express, JCB, Senator, Diners Club International. We also accept proprietary traveller’s cheques. We regret that we are unable to accept personal cheques in the absence of prior clearance.
Child policy: Children under the age of two sharing a room with one or two adults are accommodated on a complimentary basis. Children between the ages of two and twelve sharing a room with one or two adults will be charged 50% of the adult rate or 75% of this rate if they are accommodated in a separate room. Young adults between the age of 13 and 17 years of age will be charged 75% of the adult rate regardless of whether they are sharing a room with their accompanying adults, or occupying a room of their own.
Tour completion preclusion: Serena Hotels retains the right to deny completion of the stated tour (as outlined above) to any person who, for whatsoever reason, is deemed to have caused undue hazard or inconvenience to his/her fellow travellers.