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Kenya in Depth

Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,212

FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Bring your safari dreams to life on this journey through some of the best safari parks in Africa. Travel throughout Kenya and head on game drives in Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Tsavo West, and Amboseli to spot elephants, leopards, rhinos, and other beloved animals.


This 13-day Kenyan vacation takes you to some of the best safari parks in the country, including Samburu, Masai Mara, Tsavo West, and Amboseli. It features first-class accommodations and small group tours. 

Your journey begins in the capital, Nairobi, one of the continent’s busiest capitals and a place that gives you an unforgettable taste of urban Africa. Your day is at leisure to explore as you see fit, whether that means joining an excursion to the Karen Blixen Museum to learn about the life of the Out of Africa author, or heading to the Giraffe Manor to enjoy high tea alongside friendly giraffes who like to share your snacks by popping their heads in through the open windows. After getting acclimated in Nairobi, head to your first game park, Samburu National Reserve. Located in the country’s north, Samburu is known for its large animal population. Based at Samburu Intrepids Camp for two nights, you’ll head on morning and afternoon game drives to spot ostriches running across the park, gerenuks strolling next to termite mounds and oryx cross the muddy rivers. 

Continue along to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, renowned for its rhino conservation program, and former home of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino before his death in 2018. You’ll spend one night here and head on an afternoon game drive to see the large population of black rhinos as well as other members of the Big Five. You’ll also have the option of heading on an evening game drive where you’ll search for nocturnal predators. Next stop is Lake Nakuru, one of the country’s famous soda lakes that has long attracted pink flamingos, which cover the waters of the lake. You’ll also have a chance to spot warthogs and baboons on a game drive before continuing to Lake Elmenteita where you’ll spend the night.

The next day, you’ll reach the most popular park in the country and one of Africa’s most celebrated reserves, the Masai Mara National Reserve. Located in the heart of the Great Rift Valley and one part of the Great Migration of zebra and wildebeest each year, Masai Mara is a place like no other. Stop by a Masai village to learn from these traditional hunters along the plains and take part in local traditions. Continue to Mara Serena Safari Lodge, where you’ll be based for two nights in the park. Spend a full day on morning and afternoon game drives through the expansive reserve, with a break for breakfast alongside a hippo pool. The Masai Mara gives you the best chance of experiencing the quintessential African safari. Spot the Big Five, relax in the shadow of acacia trees, and watch the herds traverse the tranquil grassland. 

After savouring the beauty of the Masai Mara, connect back to Nairobi for a night before continuing on to Tsavo West National Park by train. The park is a diverse array of swampland, rocky outcrops, and open plains. Head on an afternoon game drive after arriving in the park and spend the next day exploring its distinct environments in search of red elephants, leopards, and impala. If you’re a birder, you’re also in luck as the park is home to over 500 unique species. 

The final spot on your Kenya tour is Amboseli National Park, sitting along the southern border with Tanzania. The park is in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro and so the largest mountain in Africa will serve as the perfect backdrop to your exploration of the park. Spend two nights in the park, heading on game drives during the day to spot the large population of big tusker elephants as well as big cats such as cheetahs and lions. 

At the end of your safari, you’ll connect back to Nairobi by train to head to the airport and return home. 


 

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Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,212

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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
Accommodation

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

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After breakfast, check out and drive to your camp situated at the famous Ol Pejeta conservancy, well known for Rhino protection. After lunch at your camp, depart on your afternoon game drive until sunset. This evening, there is the option of a night game drive (at additional cost).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Sweetwaters Serena Camp

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    Sweetwaters Serena Camp



    It's location in a private conservancy with a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any of Kenya's national parks makes Sweetwaters Serena Camp one of the most exclusive tented safari camps in Kenya. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm …

    It's location in a private conservancy with a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any of Kenya's national parks makes Sweetwaters Serena Camp one of the most exclusive tented safari camps in Kenya. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and Kenyan safari luxury. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole.

    Facilities

    • Baby-Sitting(on request)
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Room
    • Doctor on Call
    • Gift Shop
    • Reception
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • WiFi

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Day 5

Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Elementaita

You will have a bush breakfast provided by the camp. After breakfast, you will drive to the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park,one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. The lake's algae attract flamingos that one might have a chance of spotting them line the shores of the lake. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Black and white rhinos have also been introduced. Nakuru means "Dust or Dusty Place" in the Maasai language. After lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge and a game drive in the park, continue to Lake Elmenteita for your overnight stay.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

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    Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp



    Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is an exclusive camp set among golden barked acacias with breathtaking views across the sapphire-blue lake to a backdrop of ancient volcanoes. Evocatively styled to echo Soysambu's rich history, the camp combines the magnificent accessories of a bygone era with unadulterated …

    Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is an exclusive camp set among golden barked acacias with breathtaking views across the sapphire-blue lake to a backdrop of ancient volcanoes. Evocatively styled to echo Soysambu's rich history, the camp combines the magnificent accessories of a bygone era with unadulterated luxury and an enticing range of activities.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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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 Sarova Mara Camp. This afternoon you will visit a traditional Masai Village and get to learn about their culture.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

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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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 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.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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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 9

Nairobi to Tsavo West National Park

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be met and transferred to the Railway Station for your train journey to Mtito Andei on board the Madaraka Express departing at 0820 am. You will be met on arrival at approximately 1030 am by a representative from your lodge and transferred to your lodge in Tsavo West National Park. The park is a vast expansion of African savanna with a more diverse array of habitats which include open plains, semi desert scrub, woodland, Chyulu Hills and rock outcrops. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. This afternoon, depart on a game drive in the park.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Kilaguni Serena Lodge

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    Kilaguni Serena Lodge



    Located on a ridge that commands magnificent sweeping views of the Chyulu hills at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, Kilaguni was the first lodge ever to be built in a National park way back in 1962. The Lodge is located in the middle of the …

    Located on a ridge that commands magnificent sweeping views of the Chyulu hills at the
    foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, Kilaguni was the first lodge ever to be built in a National park way
    back in 1962. The Lodge is located in the middle of the world renowned Tsavo National Park
    halfway between Nairobi and Mombasa and boasts a huge population of elephants.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Mountain Viewing
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Turn down service
    • WI-FI

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Day 10

Tsavo West National Park

Today is spent in Tsavo West National Park enjoying morning and afternoon game drives. Tsavo West is one of the largest national parks in Kenya and due its vast size it covers a variety of landscapes ranging from swamps, natural springs and rocky peaks to extinct volcanoes, rolling plains and sharp outcrops dusted with greenery. The park has one of the largest populations of Red Elephants in East Africa as well as a diverse variety of wildlife featuring Buffalos, Bushbuck, Elands, Giraffes, Hartebeest, Impala, Leopards, Lions, Oryx, Wildebeest and many more. Over 500 bird species habitat to the area, making Tsavo a bird spotters paradise.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Tsavo West to Amboseli National Park

Enjoy breakfast this morning at your lodge before departing Tsavo West National Park for Amboseli National Park, lying below the famous symbol of Africa - Mt Kilimanjaro. Enjoy lunch at your lodge before you set off on an afternoon game drive in the park.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

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    Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge



    Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the lodge looks out over the golden savannah …

    Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. At the centre of 'Maasailand', the lodges' décor reflects the brilliant primary colours and iconic shapes representative of these legendary warriors. At the heart of the lodge, shaded by palm trees, is a free-form swimming pool; to either side of which stretch the rooms. Each room is housed in a single storey building opening directly on to the grounds, each reflecting a Maasai manyatta theme: each with its own hand-painted wall frescos. The central dining area is reached by a timbered bridge over a melt-water stream, while the lounge and bar feature a broad terrace and a blazing fire-pit where evening cocktails can be enjoyed.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Secretarial Service

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Day 12

Amboseli National Park

Today enjoy a full day in Amboseli National Park with scheduled morning and afternoon game drives. Amboseli is home to large herds of elephants as well as lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo and more.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 13

Amboseli to Nairobi

Enjoy an early breakfast at your lodge. After checking out, you will be transferred to the Emali Railway Station with picnic lunches for your train back to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi at approximately 1:45 pm, you will be met and transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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DEPARTURES:

Monday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Private transfer Nairobi hotel to Nairobi Rail Station
  • Shared transfer Tsavo West to Amboseli
  • One Way Madaraka Express Rail From Nairobi To Mtito Andei
  • One Way Madaraka Express Rail from Emali to Nairobi
  • 2 nights in first-class accommodation in Nairobi
  • 2 nights in first-class accommodations in Samburu National Reserve
  • 1 night in first-class accommodation in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • 2 nights in first-class accommodations at Lake Elmenteita
  • 2 nights in first-class accommodations in Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • 2 nights in first-class accommodation in Tsavo West
  • 2 nights in first-class accommodation in Amboseli
  • Services of English-speaking driver / guide on safari
  • Shared morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu National Reserve (max 7 guests)
  • Shared afternoon game drive in Ol Pejeta Conservancy (max 7 guests)
  • Shared afternoon game drive in Soysambu Conservancy (max 7 guests)
  • Shared full day game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park (max 7 guests)
  • Masai Village visit
  • Shared morning and afternoon game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve (max 7 guests)
  • Hippo Pool breakfast experience in Masai Mara
  • Shared morning and afternoon game drives in Tsavo West (max 7 guests)
  • Shared morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli National Park (max 7 guests)
  • All park entrance and conservancy fees
  • 1-Litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on safari (days 2-7)
  • Temporary membership to Emergency Medical Evacuation service while on safari.
  • 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 10 Dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

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 inquire.

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22 Nov 2021
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