Kenya: Safari and Savannah Sunsets

From £2,384.10
Duration 9 Days
Departures from Feb 2020 - Jun 2021
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From £2,384.10
Duration 9 Days
Departures from Feb 2020 - Jun 2021
Tour Overview

​This wonderful holiday first of all takes you to Samburu National Reserve, where you'll go in search of wildlife on three included game drives. The reserve is home to lion, elephant, giraffe and hippo, as well as a large population of Nile crocodile. Next, you'll head to Lake Naivasha, where the grounds of your overnight hotel are visited by many species of wildlife, including colobus monkeys. Your holiday continues as you drive to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve for a two-night stay. The reserve is home to an enthralling array of animals including the 'Big Five' – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, which you'll hope to spot on three unforgettable game drives. An overnight stay in Kenya's capital Nairobi rounds off this fabulous adventure.

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Kenya Airways
  • 7 nights in great quality lodges and luxury tented camps, plus 1 night in flight
  • 21 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners and welcome drink
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Overnight stay in the Aberdare Highlands with a local nature trek
  • Stay in tented accomodation in the Masai Mara
  • Journey through the Great Rift Valley
  • Six game drives in 6-seater 4x4 safari vehicles in Samburu National Reserve and Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Breakfast served in the Masai Mara
  • Post-safari sundowner out in the bush

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Nairobi

​Depart on your overnight flight to Nairobi today​.

Day 2 Nairobi - Aberdare Highlands

On arrival in Nairobi this morning, you'll embark on a wonderful journey through the city, out into the Great Rift Valley and on to the Aberdare Highlands. Your hotel is the former residence of an English couple and it has a lovely homely feel. You'll check in just before lunch, and an afternoon at leisure gives you time to settle in. Why not take a stroll around the gardens, laze by the pool or join your guide for a nature trek.​

Meals included: L,D

Day 3 Aberdare Highlands - Samburu National Reserve

This morning we're going to head to the Samburu district, where your lodge is situated close to Samburu National Reserve. There's time for lunch before you head off through the open savannah on your first game drive.
Wildlife is drawn to the park by the Uaso Nyiro River, which cuts through it, so you'll notch up plenty of spots. Residents include lion, elephant, cheetah, giraffe and hippo, as well as more than 350 types of bird. There's a huge population of Nile crocodile too, and look out for rare species including the long-necked gerenuk and Grevy's zebra. Your safari ends in great style, as you enjoy drinks and nibbles out in the bush watching the sun set over this sublime landscape.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Samburu National Reserve

You're up early today to head back into the reserve on a morning safari. After lunch back at the lodge, you can take it easy this afternoon. Why not laze by the pool or maybe watch for animals in the river from the viewing deck. Late-afternoon we head out for another game drive.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Samburu National Reserve - Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is our next destination, where your overnight lodge is located on the banks of the lake. Its grounds are visited by many species of wildlife, including colobus monkeys, whose distinctive black and white coats make them easy to spot in the treetops.
During a free afternoon, take in the views from your lodge, or perhaps settle by the pool.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara Game Reserve

Your day starts very early, but it's going to be worth it as you journey into the Masai Mara National Reserve. This famous park is home to an enthralling array of animals including the 'Big Five' – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. It's also the setting each year for the great migration, when thousands of wildebeest and zebra cross the Mara River to the greener pastures of the Serengeti. You'll arrive at your accomodation in time for lunch. The area is home to a large, and vocal, population of hippos, so your wildlife spots start soon after you've arrived. Settle in before your Local Guide takes you out on a thrilling game drive.
This evening, why not enjoy pre-dinner drinks round the bar's roaring campfire.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 7 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Sunrise is a great time to catch sight of wild animals, so we're going to head out into the reserve early today. Afterwards a truly magical experience comes in the shape of breakfast served al fresco out in the bush. When you get back to the lodge the rest of the day is free, until we get together for another game drive this afternoon.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 8 Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi

Today you're heading back to Nairobi, notching up more wildlife spots as you travel through the reserve. The long drive through Masai villages and shanty towns will reward you with fascinating snapshots of Kenyan daily life. Be sure to return the waves and smiles of children making their long treks to school!
Once in Nairobi, we'll have lunch before checking into our overnight hotel.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 9 Nairobi - UK

This morning we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.​

Meals included: B
  1. Favourite Moment

    End your first thrilling safari in style with drinks and nibbles out in the bush as you share the excitement of the day and what is yet to come with your fellow travellers.

Accommodation

Aberdare Country Club

This gorgeous property was originally the homestead of an English couple that decided to settle in Kenya. After almost half a century later their home was renamed the Aberdare Country Club and became open to guests. The hotel has retained the charm of a private home but with the comforts and amenities of a country club.

Asnil Samburu Camp

This stunning camp offers luxury tented accommodation in exceptional surroundings.

Each tent at the Ashnil Samburu Camp offers views of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Facilities at the camp include a restaurant, open-air bar, swimming pool and souvenir shop. Each comfortably furnished tent has en suite facilities, fan and terrace.

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

The Naivasha Simba Lodge is situated on the banks of Lake Naivasha, the cleanest lake in the Great Rift Valley. Hotel facilities include a solar heated swimming pool and poolside snack bar. Rooms are comfortably furnished with mahogany furniture.

Ashnil Mara Tented Camp

The 4-star Ashnil Mara Camp is situated in the Masai Mara National Park.

Camp facilities include a restaurant, bar, and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities and a sun deck.

Eka Hotel Nairobi

Eka Hotel is located on Mombasa Road in Nairobi and within easy reach of many of Nairobi''s attractions including: Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi National Park and the National Museum. There are two restaurants, the Galaxy which overlooks the pool and serves buffet breakfasts and all day snacks and the Spur as well as two bars. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a gym. All rooms have en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, flat screen TV, safe, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi is also available.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.