9 Day Kenya Safari, small group, many departure dates from US$4,134.-

Immerse yourself in Kenya’s jaw-dropping landscapes and spectacular fauna on an exploration of three of the country’s protected natural areas. Set out on safari in Masai Mara National Reserve, driving through acacia-dotted plains teeming with wildlife; learn about rhino conservation from a representative of the Kenya Wildlife Service; and spot wading hippos and hundreds of species of birds on the shores of Lake Nakuru.

Highlights:

Safaris in Masai Mara National Park and Lake Nakuru National Park

Boat Trip on Lake Naivasha with wildlife talk on Crescent Island

Visit project that trains and employs local women with disabilities

AccommodationDestinationBasisRoom TypeDuration
Jacaranda HotelNairobiB&B1x Double / Single Room2 Nights
Lake Nakuru LodgeNakuruFB+1x Standard Room2 Nights
Lake Naivasha Crescent CampLake NaivashaB&B1x Standard Room1 Night
Fig Tree CampMasai MaraFB+1x Safari Tent2 Nights
Jacaranda HotelNairobiB&B1x Standard Room1 Night

Price

US$5,034.p July, August 2022

US$4,834.- Sep 2022

US$4,434.- Oct, Nov 2022

US$4,734.- Dec 2022

US$4,344.- Jan 2023

US$4,134.- Feb, March, April, May 2023

US$4,734.- June, July, August 2023

US$4,434.- Sep, Oct 2023 

Single supplement: US$1,174, There is no charge if you are willing to share room with another person of the same sex. 

Prices valid until August 31,  2022. 

Included

Accommodation and meals as per package, activities as per package;  dedicated group leader, National Park entrance fees, 

Meals:  8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners (allow US$100-130 for meals not included)

Small group )max 6 persons, average 5 persons with many 5-9 departures a month depending on season. 

Excluded

International flight to/from Nairobi. Optional activities not part of the itinerary. 

Day 1:            Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi            

Kenya

Resting in the magnificent Great Rift Valley and presided over by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya is characterised by hauntingly beautiful natural landscapes of forested hills, patchwork farms, wooded savanna and vast forests brimming with an extraordinary abundance of wildlife. The nation’s diverse range of traditional African cultures is influenced by over 70 unique ethnic groups from the Maasai, Samburu, Kikuyu, and Turkana tribes to the Arabs and Indians that settled on the coast. Add to this: an exquisite tropical coastline fringed with breathtaking golden sand beaches; gorgeous coral gardens providing excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities; and a slew of lively beach resorts, and it is easy to see why so many visitors flock here from around the world to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations.

Nairobi

Situated along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place to be. There are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably, just 20 minutes from the city centre, wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve. Make sure you pay a visit to the elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for a once in a lifetime experience.

Day Itinerary

Arrive in Kenya and be met by our representative for transfer to your hotel. 

Overnight: Jacaranda Hotel   

Jacaranda hotel has a seasoned history of hosting international and local business as well as leisure travelers dating back in the early 1960’s when it was popularly known as the Agip Motel.
It later went through a major renovation while under the management of Block Hotels (Landmark hotel) and was in the year 2003 re-branded under the now Jacaranda Hotels Kenya.

Jacaranda Hotels is a Kenyan landmark hotel group and has been a symbol of quality and elegance over the years. The Jacaranda Nairobi hotel, located at the heart of Westlands, has been the first choice hotel of celebrities, business travelers and leisure travel since it’s opening in 1964.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 2:            Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi            

Day Itinerary

Optional Tours, extra charge: 

Bomas of Kenya:

 Situated a few kilometres from Nairobi city centre and past the main entrance of the Nairobi National Park, Bomas of Kenya features the beautiful diversity of cultures that make up the country. The word Bomas is derived from Boma, a Swahili word for an enclosed homestead. There are now many different Bomas, each one representing one of Kenya’s major ethnic groups. At Bomas of Kenya different aspects of the Kenyan culture is displayed including lifestyles, crafts, music and dancing.

Karen Blixen Museum

The Karen Blixen Museum was once the home of the Danish author Karen Blixen. The renowned author made famous by the release of the Oscar winning movie ‘Out of Africa’, based on Karen’s autobiography of the same title. The museum displays many pieces of the author’s furniture and has a splendid view of the Ngong Hills, immortalized in Karen Blixen’s opening line, “I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills.”

The Karen Blixen Museum is open to the public every day, with guided tours on offer. The museum shop features handicrafts, posters, postcards, the movie ‘Out of Africa’, as well as books and other Kenyan souvenirs

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Founded in 1977 by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E, in honour of the memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the DSWT claims a rich and deeply rooted family history in wildlife and conservation. Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and it’s wilderness, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

To date the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 244 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in care.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 3:            Lake Nakuru Lodge, Nakuru       

Nakuru

Nakuru is a fascinating city on the shores of western Kenya’s Lake Nakuru. The capital of Nakuru County located in the Great Rift Valley, about ten kilometres from the massive Menengai Crater. A hiking trail leads up to the rim of this ancient caldera, offering bird’s eye views over the lake and surrounds, and then plunges 400 metres down to the floor below, where visitors can walk among ancient forests. Lake Nakuru National Park, surrounding Nakuru, is home to exceptional birdlife, as well as over 50 varieties of mammals including lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, rhino, antelope and various primates. History and culture enthusiasts should make sure to visit the incredible Hyrax Hill prehistoric site.

Day Itinerary

Depart early for Lake Nakuru, known for harbouring flocks of pink flamingos and a rich variety of bird species. Arrive at our safari lodge inside Lake Nakuru National Park in time for lunch, and seek out the resident rhinos on a late afternoon wildlife drive.

Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge          

Situated inside Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Nakuru Lodge is an eco-lodge that provides peerless views of wildlife and Lake Nakuru. Each guest rooms features a Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a seating area. The lodge also includes an in-house restaurant and an outdoor pool. Guests can visit must-see sights such as Egerton Castle and Menengai Crater less than 50km away from the property.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 4:            Lake Nakuru Lodge, Nakuru       

Day Itinerary

Set out on morning and afternoon safaris through the picturesque park, searching for rhinos, buffalo, impalas, lions, and more; and drive along the salty shores of Lake Nakuru to discover a mind-boggling variety of birds. Later, hear from a representative of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)—a government institution dedicated to managing the country’s wildlife—about the issues surrounding poaching and rhino conservation.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 5:            Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp, Lake Naivasha         

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha, in Kenya’s Nakuru County, is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and despite having no outlet, it is one of only two Rift Valley freshwater lakes. Fringed by papyrus and acacia trees, this gorgeous setting is a unique geologic landscape that supports over 450 bird species. The lake serves as the main drinking hole for wildlife in the area such as zebra, eland, hippo, waterbuck, buffalo and many more animals, allowing for some superb game viewing. Visitors can look forward to intriguing night safaris, and boating excursions around the lake as well as to beautiful Crescent Island for spectacular bird watching. Other popular activities include horse riding, village visits and tours to several impressive neighbouring national parks.

Day Itinerary

Head south through the Great Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha, a large freshwater lake surrounded by grassy banks and olive trees. Cruise the lake on a boat, watching for hippos, crocodiles, and buffalo; and peer through your binoculars to spot lovebirds, ibis, and the African fish eagle. Step ashore at Crescent Island—a peaceful wildlife sanctuary located in the middle of the lake— and enjoy a guided stroll in search of wildebeest, zebras, and giraffes.

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp    

Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp is located on the shores of Lake Naivasha at the heart of the Kenyan Rift Valley and only a few minutes drive from Nairobi. The camp is constructed using canvas and has a capacity of 20 luxury tents. The tents are well furnished, have wooden floors, ensuite bathrooms with toiletries and adequate space generously created to allow free movement inside and outside at the guest’s comfort. Complimentary breakfast is offered at the luxury tent, and there is also a swimming pool for fun and relaxation.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 6:            Fig Tree Camp, Masai Mara       

Masai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, herds of elephants, as well as giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Day Itinerary

Travel to the legendary Masai Mara National Reserve and settle into our comfortable tented camp, located in the heart of the reserve. Head out for an afternoon safari through vast, acacia-dotted plains, driving past throngs of wildebeest, zebra, and giraffes; and keep an eye out for lions, elephants, and the rest of the African “big five.” In the evening, relax at the camp and enjoy scenic views of the rolling plains.

Overnight: Fig Tree Camp      

Fig Tree Camp enjoys an idyllic location on the banks of the Talek River in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Designed to be a haven of luxury amidst nature, the property is home to 48 Ngamboli tents and 32 garden lodge rooms that all offer a comfortable stay and are powered by a generator. When it comes to dining, the property offers a full board meal plan which includes a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, as well as refreshments before game drives. Leisure facilities include a gift shop, massage spa and swimming pool. During their stay, guests can enjoy activities such as game drives, nature walks and balloon safaris.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 7:            Fig Tree Camp, Masai Mara       

Day Itinerary

Venture out on an early morning safari to track the animals that traversed the savanna during the night. View ungulates like Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, topi and eland antelopes—as well as their stealthy predators—at one of their most active times of the day. Continue your exploration on a late afternoon safari, discovering the timeless landscapes of Masai Mara.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 8:            Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi            

Nairobi

As previously described

Day Itinerary

Witness a breathtaking sunrise over the savanna during your final safari in Masai Mara, and head back to Nairobi. Stop en route at Café Ubuntu, a  project that trains and employs local women and mothers of children with disabilities. Visit the craft centre to meet some of the women who create the wares sold there, then sit down for a delicious farm-to-table lunch.

Overnight: Jacaranda Hotel   

Jacaranda hotel has a seasoned history of hosting international and local business as well as leisure travelers dating back in the early 1960’s when it was popularly known as the Agip Motel.
It later went through a major renovation while under the management of Block Hotels (Landmark hotel) and was in the year 2003 re-branded under the now Jacaranda Hotels Kenya.Jacaranda Hotels is a Kenyan landmark hotel group and has been a symbol of quality and elegance over the years. The Jacaranda Nairobi hotel, located at the heart of Westlands, has been the first choice hotel of celebrities, business travelers and leisure travel since it’s opening in 1964.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 9:            End of Itinerary      

Day Itinerary

Depart Nairobi any time for the airport. 

Note: Should you flight depart in the evening and you prefer to explore Nairobi on this day prior your departure than your stay in Nairobi upon arrival can be reduced to one night if you wish. 

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Itinerary Terms and Conditions

Accommodations vary per departure and are subject to change until tour start date. They are not final and should be used as examples only.

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