DAY 1: ARRIVE NAIROBI
On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Two-nights at FAIRMONT THE NORFOLK HOTEL where you will be met by Richard Ruskin.
DAY 2: NAIROBI
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, and the Giraffe Centre, with lunch at Tamambo Restaurant. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (B, L, D)
DAY 3: NAIROBI – LAKE ELMENTAITA
This morning you will be met at reception and begin your safari with a drive to Lake Elmentaita, locatetd in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. Overnight at LAKE ELMENTAITA. (B, L, D)
DAY 4: LAKE ELMENTATIA
Today you will be taken on a morning and afternoon game drives to Lake Elmentatia National Park, home to amazing aquatic birdlife including flamingos. (B, L, D)
DAY 5: LAKE ELMENTAITA – SAMBURU
After breakfast, you will continue your safari driving to Samburu. Two nights at SAMBURU INTREPIDS. (B, L, D)
DAY 6: SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
Today, you will be taken on morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu National Park. It is here you will have the opportunity to see the ‘Special 5’ – the Reticualted Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk and Beisa Oryx, as well as other varities of game. (B, L, D)
DAY 7: SAMBURU – KILIMANJARO
After breakfast, you will fly back to Nairobi for your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred by road to the FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON ARUSHA for your overnight stay. (B, L)
DAY 8: KILIMANJARO – LAKE MANYARA – NGORONGORO CRATER
This morning, you will be driven to Lake Manyara for a game drive, followed by lunch at Lake Manyara Serena. In the afternoon you will travel y road to Ngorongoro Crater. For the next two
nights you will stay at NGORONGORO SERENA SAFARI LODGE. (B, L, D)
DAY 9: NGORONGORO CRATER
This morning you will descend into the crater for a full day of game viewing and a picnic lunch. In the late afternoon you will visit a Masai Village. (B, L, D)
DAY 10: NGORONGORO CRATER – SERENGETI NP
Today is a long but exciting day with most of the time spent driving through the Serengeti to MBALAGETI SERENGETI, which is located in the western corridor. You will have a picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive en route to the lodge. Many clients say this is one of the highlights of the safari. (B, L, D)
DAY 11: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you will be taken on morning and afternoon game drives. This park is known as one of the world’s last great wildlife refuge, home to 35 species of plains game and 500 birds. Overnight at MBALAGETI SERENGETI. (B, L, D)
DAY 12: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – MASAI MARA
This morning you will be transferred to the Grumeti Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Tarime. On arrival you will be taken by road to Migori connecting with your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival, you will be met and transferred a short distance to Kichwa Tembo in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. For the next three nights, you will stay at KICHWA TEMBO TENTED CAMP. (B, L, D)
DAYS 13 – 14: MASAI MARA
Two days spent in the Masai Mara game viewing with the option of taking a balloon safari (additional cost). The Masai Mara is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife with 320 square kilometres of open savannah, woodlands and treelined rivers creating an eco-system which supports huge numbers of bird and mammal species. It is here that the Wildebeest Migration should be in full swing, providing opportunities to see them amassing as well as crossing the river. (B, L, D)
DAY 15: MASAI MARA – NAIROBI
After breakfast, you will board your scheduled flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport. On arrival you will be transferred back to FAIRMONT THE NORFOLK HOTEL for your overnight stay. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)
DAY 16: DEPART NAIROBI
After breakfast you will be transferred to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your onward flight. (B)
• 15 nights in 4 and 5 star luxury accommodation on a twin share or single basis
• All airport transfers
• Meals as indicated (B, L, D)
• Specialist guiding by Richard Ruskin
• Services of English speaking driver/ guides
• Game Park and National Park fees
• Internal flights and transfers
PLEASE NOTE: There has been an increase in park fees as of 01 January 2024 and there is now an additional payment of $809.*
* The Kenya Government introduced large increases to Park Fees effective for all travel to National Parks, Game Reserves, Visits to Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage etc for all visitors entering parks from 01 January 2024, which is the additional cost listed above. Not all parks have increased in price, and ongoing discussions are continuing as to whether they will increase or not. There is also talk of introducing a mandatory concession fee levy on all lodges and accommodation in and around the parks. Should these be introduced, as they are out of our control, these will need to be added to the above costs.
Subject to change without notice.
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Tucked among golden-barked acacia trees, under the shadow of ancient volcanoes, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is a truly magical holiday setting with a small, immaculately maintained tented upscale safari camp on the shores of Lake Elmenteita, a flamingo filled Lake in Kenya’s Soysambu Conservancy. Just a two-hour drive from Nairobi, Elementaita Serena Camp offers modern comforts of a five-star facility blended seamlessly with the rich history and culture for which Soysambu is famous. Activities include easy undisturbed game drives in the conservancy, nature walks, archery, horse riding, and note least birdlife too.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is set on a crater rim overlooking the Ngorongoro crater described as the eighth wonder of the world. The lodge is built from local river stones and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape. Strung around the Crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony, the 75 rooms feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and stylised prehistoric cave paintings. Each room enjoys uninterrupted views over the Crater’s unmatched splendour.
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp is in the lush forests of the Oloololo Escarpment and golden plains of the Masai Mara. This stunning safari camp features 40 “Hemingway – style” safari tents with beautifully furnished African furniture and art objects. Each one is spacious with panoramic views over the plains or the bush. Treat yourself to a holistic massage or take a dip in the rim-flow swimming pool which is literally on the edge of the Mara and boasts extraordinary views.
Mbalageti Serengeti is in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. This lodge offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama view of the Serengeti Plain lands and the Mbalageti River, where one of the main attractions is the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Accommodation is offered in tented chalets, family suites or lodge rooms.
Conveniently located in the city centre of the safari capital of Tanzania is Four Points by Sheraton. This hotel offers 106 air-conditioned rooms and suites with modern African-style decor. Hotel amenities include four restaurants, an outdoor pool, a coffee lounge, a garden, a fully equipped gym and massage services.
Samburu Intrepids is on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River located in Samburu National Reserve. This luxurious tented lodge offers 28 newly refurbished luxury tents spread along the river with raised decks for unsurpassed views of the wildlife that come down to the river to drink. The tents are set under a thatched roof and are perfect to unwind in after a day on safari.
Fairmont The Norfolk has played a leading role in Kenya’s colourful history. It opened its doors in 1904 and has changed and improved with the growth of Nairobi. The finest and the best-known luxury hotel in town, enjoy beautiful traditionally furnished guest rooms and suites in a colonial style. The hotel is still the traditional starting point for safaris, and the Lord Delamere Terrace is modern Nairobi’s most famous meeting place, for drinks and light meals.