MAGICAL KENYA SAFARI
7 Nights/8 Days Safari – Nairobi City, Mount Kenya, Lake Elmenteita & Maasai Mara
Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our Representative and transfer to the newly refurbished Nairobi Serena Hotel, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. You have been booked on a bed and breakfast basis for the night.
Package cost includes the following services: -
- Airport transfers as per itinerary with Meet and Greet services
- One night at Nairobi Serena Hotel on bed and breakfast
- Four nights on full board basis at Sweetwaters and Lake Elmenteita Serena Camps
- Two nights on full board basis at Mara Serena Safari Lodge
- Safari transport and Game drives in custom made 4x4WD Safari Land Cruiser on exclusive use
- Services of Professional Safari Driver guides
- Park and Conservancy entrance fees
- Farewell lunch at Café Maghreb Restaurant compliments of Serena Hotels
Package cost excludes the following services
- International Flights and Visa entry charges to Kenya
- All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips/gratuities, personal travel insurances- etc.
*Minimum, 2 pax
Day 1 – Arrival Nairobi
Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our Representative and transfer to the newly refurbished Nairobi Serena Hotel, a member of the Leading Hotels of the world. You have been booked on a bed and breakfast basis for the night.
The Nairobi Serena Hotel
The flagship of Serena Hotels and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, is newly refurbished with renovated guest rooms, new facilities including an Executive Lounge, banqueting and meeting rooms and a new Asian fusion restaurant that is an addition to the elegant Mandhari restaurant for fine dining and the Café Maghreb, the all-day restaurant. Other facilities include the Maisha (which means 'life' in Swahili) Health Club and Spa, and Aksum, the Ethiopian themed bar. The hotel is well known for preserving the rich Pan-African inspired culture expressed through its interiors and unique décor accents.
Enjoy the hotel facilities that include the celebrated Maisha Spa & Health Club.
Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel.
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Day 2 – Drive to Mount Kenya/Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy
Breakfast in the hotel and check-out.
09:00hrs Meet up with your dedicated Safari Driver Guide at the Hotel Lobby. After introductions and pre-safari briefing, depart and drive to Kenya Central Highlands with a brief stopover at the Equator Point just after Nanyuki Town. Here, the locals perform a water demonstration to qualify the position of the Equator and for a small tip, you will be awarded an ‘Equator Certificate’. Drive on to Ol Pejeta Conservancy with game viewing drive en-route to the Camp.
Lunch in the Camp followed by an afternoon at leisure to enjoy the facilities at the Camp that include a swimming pool. 16:00hrs enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in the Conservancy.
All meals and Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Camp
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Day 3 – Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Full day in the 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 Sweetwaters Serena Camp.
Day 4 – Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Lake Elmenteita
After an early breakfast in the camp, check-out and drive to Lake Elmenteita skirting the Aberdare Mountain ranges to Nyahururu falls for a photo-stop. Still known to many as Thomson's Falls, its waters fall 237‑feet making it the country’s highest water fall. Enjoy magnificent views of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment en-route to your camp, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp in the Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy to arrive in the early afternoon for check-in and lunch.
Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp "Where history meets the wild kingdom"
Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate, is the small and exclusive Camp. This area of breathtaking beauty, is also home to many rare species of animals.
Afternoon at leisure to relax and enjoy a swim in the camp’s affinity pool overlooking the lake! Other optional activities available in the camp include: - Water Colour painting, Recurve Target Archery activities, Jogging/Walking, Horse riding, Sundowners, swimming among others.
16:00hrs enjoy game viewing drives in the conservancy. The Conservancy protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. Rothschild giraffes have found a safe haven for breeding here, while a diverse variety of terrain shelters many species - from herds of giant elands to tiny dik-diks and cliff-dwelling klipspringers.
All meals and overnight at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp.
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Day 5 – Lake Elmenteita/ Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy
A full day in the Conservancy. The unique status of this private conservancy ensures that our guests enjoy a range of iconic safari experiences not permitted in the national parks. Our portfolio includes wilderness walks, ornithological outings, al fresco dining, atmospheric sundowner cocktails and active diversions ranging from horse-riding to mountain-bike riding. Our safari spa also offers a carefully crafted range of treatments.
The Eco Walk - The glorious diversity of the Lake Elmenteita eco-sphere means that it is best experienced on foot. Led by a professional naturalist, this gentle stroll encompasses the shore line of this utterly unrivalled Ramsar and UNESCO World Heritage Site; it also meanders deep into the golden-barked acacia woodlands. The information shared includes fascinating insights into the local flora, fauna and avifauna; the secrets of traditional medicine; local Masai folk lore and the area’s unique colonial history. The walk also delivers a glimpse into the massive geological forces that shaped one of the greatest natural formations on earth: The Great Rift Valley.
The highlight of this morning walk is a Lakeside Breakfast. Here, our safari team will set up an impromptu kitchen, a table and a breakfast buffet. Your bespoke cooked breakfast will then be served. When you
have seen your fill of all that this uniquely atmospheric spot has to offer, your naturalist will walk you back to the camp.
Lunch in the lodge with an afternoon at leisure to relax and immerse in the ambience of this delightful camp and location.
You may opt to sample our Spa & Wellness experiences. We offer a wide range of spa treatments to include a selection of massage options and wellness treatments ranging from facials to manicures. Enjoy the treatments in our dedicated spa tent or, if you prefer, in your room or on your terrace. A menu of spa options is provided in your tent.
Crown afternoon your late afternoon game viewing experience with a Sundowner Cocktail! Watch the spectacular descent of the sun from a panoramic vantage point on a cliff above the shores of atmospheric Lake Elmenteita. Typically, the experience features the provision of traditional safari chairs, warm wraps and a waiter-service. A safari-bar is set up and hand-crafted savories served against the dramatic backdrop of the immense extinct volcano known as The Sleeping Warrior. A uniquely memorable and photographic experience.
Return to the camp to refresh for dinner and a restful night!
- All meals and overnight at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp.
Day 6 – Lake Elmenteita to Masai Mara
Breakfast in the Camp. 07:30hrs Drive Masai Mara Game Reserve to arrive at your lodge, Mara Serena Safari Lodge for in the early afternoon for check-in.
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Perched on the saddle of a hill, the Lodge has one of the most spectacular views imaginable across the vast plains, forests and rivers that make up the Masai Mara – one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries.
Lunch in the lodge followed by an afternoon at leisure to relax and enjoy the lodge facilities that include: - Maisha Health Club and Spa featuring an exciting spa menu, steam, sauna and gymnasium to experience tranquility and good health whilst on safari, a swimming pool and a terrace that gives you sweeping views of the of the expansive Masai Mara plains.
16:00hrs Depart for an afternoon game drive in the reserve. 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, charge the batteries and enjoy yourself!
18:00hrs Return to the lodge to refresh for dinner.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.
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Day 7 – Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Full day in the Mara with morning and afternoon game viewing drives daily 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.
Hippo Pool Breakfast
This morning, crown your game viewing experience with a "Bush Breakfast" by the Mara River Hippo Pools! One cannot resist the charming "Jambo" from the chefs and Masai warriors as 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 hippos keep you company and only say "Kwaheri" (good bye) after you have had enough.
All meals and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 8 – Maasai Mara to Nairobi & Departure
07.30hrs, after breakfast in the lodge, check out and drive to Nairobi City to arrive at Nairobi Serena Hotel in time for lunch in the Café Maghreb Restaurant compliment of Serena Hotels. Later transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your home bound flight.
02 January 2024 – 31 March, 01 June – 30 June, 01 November – 22 December 2024
02 pax – US $ 3,997 per person sharing in a double/twin room
04 pax – US $ 3,342 per person sharing in a double/twin room
06 pax – US $ 3,111 per person sharing in a double/twin room
Single room supplement – US $ 700.00
01 April 2024 – 31 May 2024
02 pax – US $ 3,515 per person sharing in a double/twin room
04 pax – US $ 2,860 per person sharing in a double/twin room
06 pax – US $ 2,630 per person sharing in a double/twin room
Single room supplement – US $ 175.00
01 July 2024 – 31 October 2024 & 23 December 2024 – 01 January 2025
02 pax – US $ 4,611 per person sharing in a double/twin room
04 pax – US $ 3,956 per person sharing in a double/twin room
06 pax – US $ 3,725 per person sharing in a double/twin room
Single room supplement – US $ 870.00
The package quotes are net and Non commissionable