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Kenya Odyssey: Samburu, Lake Elmenteita, Masai Mara & More

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,143

FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: 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. 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$ 3,143

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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 Simba Lodge

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    Samburu Simba Lodge


    Samburu Simba lodge overlooks Buffalo springs and the Uaso Nyiro River. From the rooms you have a fantastic view over the stunning plains, where elephants are grazing. The lodge features seven villas with ten rooms each.

    Samburu Simba lodge overlooks Buffalo springs and the Uaso Nyiro River. From the rooms you have a fantastic view over the stunning plains, where elephants are grazing. The lodge features seven villas with ten rooms each.

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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
Accommodation

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
Accommodation

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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DEPARTURES:

2021/2022: Weekly on Mondays

PRICE INCLUDES:

 

  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 1 night 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
  • Transportation on safari in a 4x4 safari vehicle with guaranteed window seat (max 7 guests)
  • Services of a qualified English-speaking driver/guide
  • 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
  • All park entrance and conservancy fees
  • 1-Litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on safari (days 2-8)
  • Temporary membership to Emergency Medical Evacuation service while on safari.
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

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

OTHER INFORMATION

Four or more passengers travelling together can depart on any day on a private basis at no extra cost.
Maximum baggage allowance is 15kg in soft bags only.
No single supplements for the first two singles booked Jan - June and Nov to 01 Dec.

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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