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Ultimate Tsavo and Masai Mara Safari

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 6,679

DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the beauty of Southern Kenya on this safari to two famous game reserves. After connecting from Nairobi, explore Tsavo West, home to Africa’s largest population of big tusker elephants, and then the Masai Mara, staying in deluxe safari camps in both parks.


This 8-day Kenyan vacation takes you to Tsavo West and the Masai Mara for full days of safari game drives. It features deluxe accommodations and small-group tours.

Your journey begins in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, where you’ll spend a night in a 4-star hotel conveniently located near Central Park in Downtown Nairobi. After getting a taste for the city, fly south to Tsavo West, one of Kenya’s largest game parks. Located on the southern border with Tanzania, Tsavo West is home to Africa’s largest population of Red Elephants, with over 12,000 elephants in the park. Staying at the exquisite Finch Hattons Luxury Camp, which boasts intimate experiences in the heart of the bush, you’ll spend two full days on game drives throughout the park to see the big tusker elephants as well as lions, leopards, giraffes, buffalo, and wildebeest. Birders are also in luck as the park is home to over 500 exotic species.

Fly back to Nairobi and connect onwards to the Masai Mara, the most famous park in Kenya and arguably one of the world’s greatest safari parks. Stay at Cottar’s 1920 Camp in the Olderkesi Conservancy, a refined luxury camp with 10 gorgeous safari tents promising unfettered views of the African bush. You’ll spend three nights at the camp and take part in a variety of safari activities, such as game drives and night walking safaris to see predators in the midst of the hunt. You can also visit a local Masai village or school to get in touch with local traditions, and even book an optional hot air balloon ride in the early morning for the best views of the savannah.

At the end of your stay in the Masai Mara, fly back to Nairobi for onward travels.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 6,679

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Day 1

Jomo Kenyatta Airport to City Centre Hotels

Duration0 Minutes

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
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

Nairobi to Tsavo West National Park

You will be transferred to Wilson Airport for your morning scheduled flight to Tsavo West. On arrival at the local airstrip, you will be met and transferred to Finch Hattons Luxury Camp which is set around natural fresh water springs within 9,065 square kilometres of pure untouched wilderness, surrounded by views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the magnificent Chyulu Hills. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before dinner at the lodge.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Finch Hattons Luxury Camp

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    Finch Hattons Luxury Camp



    Situated below the pink haloed peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, in the magnificent southern region of Tsavo National Park, Finch Hattons is a luxury tented camp, rich in history and committed to conservation. The location and luxury tented camp is an eclectic blend of eco-friendly accommodation …

    Situated below the pink haloed peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, in the magnificent southern region of Tsavo National Park, Finch Hattons is a luxury tented camp, rich in history and committed to conservation. The location and luxury tented camp is an eclectic blend of eco-friendly accommodation and world-class facilities, encapsulated in the enchanting surroundings of the Kenyan wilderness. Relax in your private suite or by the pool as you watch the resident Hippo pods wallow in the natural spring-pools that flow through the African camp. Savour some of the many culinary delights on fine-dining and a la carte menus, or take full advantage of the range of activities and facilities we offer, from renowned bird spotting experiences to private game drives.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Fitness Centre
    • Spa and Wellness Centre
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 3

Tsavo West National Park

The next 2 days are spent in the Tsavo West National Park enjoying game activities as offered by the lodge. 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, with a resident herd of over 12,000 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 4

Tsavo West National Park

Enjoy another full day exploring Tsavo West National Park.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Tsavo West to Masai Mara Game Reserve - Olderkesi Conservancy

Today fly from Tsavo West via Nairobi to the Olderkesi Conservancy where on arrival at Cottar's Private Airstrip you will be met by a camp driver guide for your transfer to the camp in a shared vehicle. The abundant wildlife is quite simply jaw dropping and you need not to drive to far from the camp to see unforgettable wildlife. The area is privileged to have a number of lion prides. Being a private conservancy, there is a sense of privacy and you enjoy long spells all alone in the wilderness. After enjoying lunch at your Camp, head out on your afternoon shared game drive in the Conservancy before returning to your camp for a delicious dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Cottar's 1920 Camp

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    Cottar's 1920 Camp



    The Camp has its own 6,000 acre private conservancy and is situated one kilometre from the Masai Mara game reserve. The location provides easy access for day and night game drives to the Masai Mara game reserve. The camp has 10 tents in total (one …

    The Camp has its own 6,000 acre private conservancy and is situated one kilometre from the Masai Mara game reserve. The location provides easy access for day and night game drives to the Masai Mara game reserve.

    The camp has 10 tents in total (one unique honeymoon tent, five double tents and four family suites), all with ensuite bathrooms. The family tents have living rooms with fireplaces. The entire camp is situated to ensure that tents are private and quiet whether for honeymooners or families with young children.

    The camp has two main mess tent areas for fine dining, drinking, reading and relaxing. An exciting new addition is an amazing pool and spa area where guests can relax after a game drive.

    Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Massage Treatments
    • Spa Services
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 6

Mara Game Reserve - Olderkesi Conservancy

The next 2 days are spent in the Olderkesi Conservancy enjoying the game activities as offered by Cottar's 1920s Camp including game drives, night drives walking safaris and more. You can also visit one of the local schools or Maasai villages in the local area to get a flavour for daily life in the Mara and to learn about the local Maasai Tribe whose traditional pastoralist customs are still very much in practice.

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Day 7

Mara Game Reserve - Olderkesi Conservancy

Enjoy a second full day to explore the conservancy with your included safari activities and spot that extra special sighting. Alternatively, why not head out early this morning and enjoy an optional hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara Game Reserve (additional costs apply).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Departure

After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airstrip for your morning scheduled flight to Wilson Airport. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the international airport for your onward flight.

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EPARTURES & PRICES:

2022 Departure Dates

US$

CA$

11 Jan. to 31 May $6,679 $7,629
1 to 14 Jun. $8,175 $9,299
14 to 31 Oct. $8,175 $9,299
1 Nov. to 12 Dec $6,679 $7,629

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private transfer Jomo Kenyatta Airport to your Nairobi Hotel

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    Private transfer from your Nairobi hotel to Wilson Airport
  • Private transfer Wilson Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Shared arrival and departure airstrip transfers to/from Tsavo West
  • Shared arrival and departure airstrip transfers to/from Cottar's Private Airstrip
  • 1 night first-class accommodation at Nairobi Serena Hotel
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodations at Finch Hattons Luxury Camp
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodations at Cottar's 1920s Camp
  • Services of a qualified English-speaking professional driver/guide at Finch Hattons
  • Shared morning and afternoon activities while at Finch Hattons including game drives (max 6 guests)*, excursion to Shetani Lava Flow, OldonyoLarami volcano hike, Yoga, nature walks, bush breakfast & bush sundowners
  • Services of a qualified English-speaking professional driver/guide at Cottar's 1920s Camp
  • Shared morning and afternoon game drives while at Cottar's 1920s Camp (max 6 guests)*
  • Masai village visit from Cottar's 1920s Camp
  • Visit local school from Cottar's 1920s Camp
  • 30-minute beading session with Mamma NashiroBatian per person per stay at Cottar's 1920's Camp
  • 1-hour massage per person/per stay at Cottar's
  • All park and conservancy fees
  • Laundry (except while in Nairobi)
  • Emergency medical evacuation cover
  • Light aircraft scheduled flights Nairobi - Tsavo West - Cottar's Camp - Nairobi including air taxes
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and alcoholic beverages (excluding premium brands except in Nairobi)
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

* Maximum vehicle capacities subject to change without prior notice

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare and airfare taxes
  • Meals not explicitly listed as included
  • All beverages in Nairobi
  • Premium brand beverages at Finch Hatton's and Cottars Camp
  • Laundry in Nairobi
  • 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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