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Known as the safari capital of the world, Kenya is synonymous with the safari experience, and this tour delivers just that. Journey to iconic locations, such as the Maasai Mara, home to a diverse ecosystem. Head out on game drives for a chance to see the ‘big five’ and a host of other wildlife roaming the open grassland or grazing by the lakes. The expert drivers are filled with anthropological knowledge to enrich your safari experience and will guide you to the best places to spot your favourite animals.
Experience heart-stopping moments such as seeing a lioness feed her cubs or a leopard sleeping in the shade of an acacia tree; come face to face with some of Africa’s most iconic animals on our curated tour. This holiday is everything you imagine a safari to be – ideal for wildlife and birdwatching enthusiasts and travellers looking for an authentic safari experience.
– 6 nights in 3 to 4-star accommodation
– Daily breakfast, 6 lunches & 6 dinners
– Up to 9 game drives
– 6 visits
– Expert Tour Manager & driver guides
– All local accommodation taxes
– Return flights & transfers (inc. taxes)
– Checked Luggage
– Explore Maasai Mara Game Reserve
– Visit a giraffe environmental conservation centre
– Take a boat ride on Lake Naivasha
Day 1 – Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive in the evening and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay
Day 2 – Journey to Lake Nakuru
Today you’ll meet your driver guide who will accompany you for the next six days. You’ll travel in comfortable 4×4 land cruisers. The first stop of the day is the Giraffe Centre where you’ll be introduced to some Rothchild Giraffes. Arrive at your lodge in Lake Nakuru National Park in time for lunch and then enjoy the tour’s first game drive. In the evening, you have time to relax, have dinner and get a debrief from your Tour Manager and guide.
Day 3 – Lake Nakuru National Park & Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
In the morning, you’ll have the choice to explore the national park with a game drive in the morning and an afternoon at leisure. If you choose to, you can enjoy an afternoon boat ride on Lake Navaisha and a nature walk at Crescent Island Game Park.
Day 4 – Journey to Maasai Mara
Venture through the Great Rift Valley, admiring the stunning Kenyan countryside. You’ll arrive at the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve, your base for the next day, in time for lunch. In the afternoon, take a game drive of Maasai Mara, home to the ‘Big Five’. Look out for giraffes, elephants, lions, hyenas and many more. Plus, if you visit from late July to October, you may be able to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration.
Days 5 & 6 – Maasai Mara
Enjoy two full days in Maasai Mar, with a range of activities on offer. Join game drives, relax in the lodge or take an optional excursion to the village of the Maasai. On day 5, end an afternoon game drive with a stop to watch the sunset, and tuck into drinks and nibbles.
Day 7 – Return flight
After breakfast, start the return journey to Nairobi, stopping in the area of Narok for lunch. After a final dinner in Nairobi, transfer to the airport for an overnight flight home.
Day 8 – Arrive back home
Arrive back in the UK
Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi – 4*
Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi is located within a 20-minute drive from the airport.
Each individually decorated room is air-conditioned and is equipped with a tv, mini-bar and tea and coffee-making facilities.
The hotel features two restaurants, a bar and swimming pool, and massage and wellness treatments. The open terrace restaurant offers an à la carte menu for lunch and dinner and has an open terrace overlooking the city.
Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lake Nakuru National Park – 3*
Lake Nakuru Lodge is a beautiful eco-lodge unobstructed views of the lake and wildlife. The large pool has panoramic views of the national park; watch zebra visit the nearby watering hole from the comfort of the partially open area lounge seats.
The rooms are spacious with wooden furnishings with a sliding french window, a balcony, shower, safe, ceiling fan and air-conditioning.
Mara Simba Lodge – 4*
This is a haven for wildlife spotting and a sanctuary to relax after a day’s game drive. There is a spacious restaurant and bar. The air-conditioned, spacious rooms are well equipped with a mini-fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, shower room, in-room safe, mosquito net (on request from reception) WiFi in rooms public areas and a balcony that overlooks the reserve
Overnight in Maasai Mara
Stay overnight at the Maasai Mara in a luxury tent.
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• Currency: Kenya Shilling, USD dollars accepted
• Flight time: Approx.
• Languages: Swahili, English
• Time zone: GMT+3, BST+2
• Country: Kenya
Please be advised, when driving through parks, reserves and conservancy, the terrain is ‘off-road’, and in some locations, you’ll encounter lots of natural bumpy tracks along the way, described locally as ‘The African Massage’.
Hotels and lodges have wi-fi; signal can be limited due to rural location of lodges in national parks and reserves.
Is at one’s discretion.
Arrival – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi: 30 minutes approx.
Departure – Samburu to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport: 4 hours* approx.
*Please note: During your 4-hour journey, there will be a stop in Narok for lunch, then followed by a stop in Nairobi for dinner, before a 30-minute transfer to the final departure airport.
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