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Essential Kenya Super Special

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,528

Kenya is often described as the African continent in microcosm. You will see some of the best parks in Africa from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara, home of the “Big Five” and the Masai people.


Sometimes described as Africa in miniature, Kenya is a land of dynamic contrasts. This 8 day round trip from Nairobi takes in breathtaking scenery, well preserved traditions and Masai Mara National Park.

Mt Kenya provides a spectacular backdrop to 3 nights exploring the surrounding region. You’ll take a morning game drive at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Home to a wide range of animals, the Conservancy is particularly known for its chimp and black rhino populations. Then drive to your lodge at the foot of Mt Kenya. This prime position offers a unique game watching experience, as the animals come to you – or at least, to a waterhole located just below the lodge’s terrace, offering a fantastic opportunity to photograph these majestic creatures.

Vast flocks of flamingos descend on Lake Nakuru, along with warthogs, baboons and other impressive mammals. More game drives await you after lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Try and spot some of the park’s introduced black and white rhinos. Leopard sightings have also increased in recent years.

The vast plains of the Serengeti cross the border into Kenya, becoming Masai Mara. This game reserve is famous for its large population of big cats and the colourful culture of the Masai people. This is one of the best preserved parts of Kenya, where life has changed little in the past century. You’ll enjoy game drives, visit a traditional Masai village, and savour a definitive Kenyan experience, breakfast overlooking hippos in the river. Or opt for a balloon ride at extra cost, for incredible views over the famous ‘endless plains’.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,528

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Day 1

Arrive Nairobi

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be met and assisted by a Goway representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Why not take in an optional excursion, a visit to the Daphne Sheldrake Orphanage, Giraffe Manor or Karen Blixen museum.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Nairobi Serena Hotel

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    Nairobi Serena Hotel



    Set amongst the lush-green abundance of extensive tropical gardens, looking out over the gentle green avenues of Central Park and commanding a panoramic view over the glittering towers of downtown Nairobi, the Serena Hotel enjoys one of the finest locations in the city. All rooms ...

    Set amongst the lush-green abundance of extensive tropical gardens, looking out over the gentle green avenues of Central Park and commanding a panoramic view over the glittering towers of downtown Nairobi, the Serena Hotel enjoys one of the finest locations in the city.
    All rooms are appointed to the highest international standards and have been individually interior designed along pan-African themes.
    Onsite there is a Moroccan-styled all-day cafe, The Aksum Bar which offers a broad range of international labels, the al fresco Pool Bar and the Mandhari Restaurant offering Indian Ocean seafood.
    Serena Hotel also offers access to the Maisha Health Club which boasts state-of-the-art facilities and opulent surroundings with a heated indoor pool, Moroccan jacuzzi, Turkish steam bath and a Swedish sauna.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Medical Services
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast, you will drive north via Nanyuki and Mt Kenya to the Samburu National Reserve. Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some the best and most colorful game viewing in the country. You will stop for lunch en-route at either Lilly Pond or Trout tree. Enjoy an afternoon game drive as you make your way to your lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Samburu Intrepids Camp

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    Samburu Intrepids Camp



    Samburu Intrepids is renowned as a pioneer of luxury camping in one of the world's last truly great wilderness areas. Situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve, Samburu Intrepids looks out over riverbanks where herds ...

    Samburu Intrepids is renowned as a pioneer of luxury camping in one of the world's last truly great wilderness areas. Situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve, Samburu Intrepids looks out over riverbanks where herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra come daily to drink. The camp offers just 27 luxurious tents overlooking the river. The open dining and lounge area create the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a meal, while viewing the stunning scenery. Enjoy a plunge in the camp's swimming pool or relax with a massage at the end of the day. Services the camp offer include a boutique with souvenirs and safari essentials, email, fax, telephone and postal service.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 3

Samburu National Reserve

You will spend the day in the Samburu National Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives in search of the plentiful wildlife the park has to offer.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Mount Kenya National Park

After breakfast you will drive to your lodge situated at the foot of Mt Kenya, arriving in time for lunch.

The afternoon may be spent at leisure viewing game from the lodge's terrace.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Serena Mountain Lodge

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    Serena Mountain Lodge



    The only 'tree hotel' ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya's legendary Mount Kenya, Mountain Lodge offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendours of an ancient rainforest. The brightly renovated rooms feature ...

    The only 'tree hotel' ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya's legendary Mount Kenya, Mountain Lodge offers a matchless game viewing opportunity whilst combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendours of an ancient rainforest. The brightly renovated rooms feature thick-pile locally woven rugs and wall-hangings, whilst the decor has been designed to provide glowing warmth and fireside comfort against the evening chill of this unique tropical mountain environment.
    The traditionally timbered dining room is surrounded by windows and has been built on stilts so as to seemingly float above the liana-strung forest whilst commanding enchanting views over this primeval environment.
    The hotel also offers individually tailored forest trails, moorland hikes and mountain climbs, post mountain-climbing herbal massages, and relaxing beauty treatments, manicures and pedicures.

    Facilities

    • Express Check In/Out
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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Day 5

Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Elementaita

This morning you will drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous as the home to thousands of lesser and greater flamingo. This park also provides sanctuary for Rothschild Giraffe, rhino and leopard. Enjoy lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. After lunch you will proceed on a game drive before proceeding to Lake Elementaita.

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Duration1 Night
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Lake Elementeita Luxury Camp

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    Lake Elementeita Luxury Camp


    The Lake Elmenteita Luxury Camp is uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita within the Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy in the Great Rift Valley. It is here that hundreds of thousands of birds congregate every year. This area of breathtaking beauty is also home ...

    The Lake Elmenteita Luxury Camp is uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita within the Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy in the Great Rift Valley. It is here that hundreds of thousands of birds congregate every year. This area of breathtaking beauty is also home to many rare species of animals and is less than two hours' drive from Nairobi. Evocatively styled to echo the area's rich history, the camp blends aristocratic elegance with modern luxury and offers cuisine and service of fittingly high standards.

    Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • WiFi

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Day 6

Masai Mara National Reserve

Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. A Lunch stop is made at Keekorok. This afternoon you will visit a traditional Masai Village and get to learn about their culture.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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    Mara Serena Safari Lodge



    Mara Serena Safari Lodge is set high on a bush-cloaked hill, embraced by arcing vistas and washed by a sea of richly rolling grasslands, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas and has a ringside seat for the greatest wildlife show ...

    Mara Serena Safari Lodge is set high on a bush-cloaked hill, embraced by arcing vistas and washed by a sea of richly rolling grasslands, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas and has a ringside seat for the greatest wildlife show on Earth, the legendary migration of the wildebeest.
    The wide-spaced and secluded rooms have been sensitively designed so as to blend seamlessly into the landscape whilst offering magnificent Mara-vistas from their private verandas. As for the interiors, individually styled in exuberant bush colours they feature spacious bathrooms and the calm sophistication of a world-class hotel.
    The hotel serves breakfast by the Hippo Pool, a range of bush dinners, sundowners at one of the Mara's many vantage points, private picnics, lunch boxes and specialist cultural entertainments. Also there is beauty therapy and massage services, swimming pool, nature walks, bird watching, balloon safaris and game drives.

    Facilities

    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar(s)
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Doctor on Call
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Family Room
    • Free WiFi
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Medical Services
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 7

Masai Mara National Game Reserve

An early wake-up call this morning before you embark on a game drive and later proceed to the appointed site for Hippo pool breakfast. The rest of the morning is at leisure followed by lunch at your lodge. In the afternoon experience another game drive in the Masai Mara National Park.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Depart Masai Mara

After breakfast you will be driven to Nairobi, Kenya's colorful capital city. You will be transferred to your hotel or or Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your onward flight. Goway's local representative will reconfirm your onward flight, and assist you at check-in.

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Jan 22; Feb 26; Jun 4; Jul 30; Aug 20; Sep 24; Nov 5

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Qualified English-speaking driver guide
  • Nightly accommodation
  • Meals and game drives as per itinerary
  • Transport in 7 Seater 4x4 vehicle in Kenya
  • Park entrance fees
  • 1-Litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari
  • Temporary membership to Emergency Medical Evacuation service while on safari.
  • Masai Village Visit

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated in the itinerary 
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuites 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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