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Overview
Days of Operation – Sunday (other days on request) Duration – 7 Days Vehicle– 4x4 From the open plains of Masai Mara, the shimmery pink waters of Lake Nakuru and the swamps of Amboseli, this safari takes in three of the most picturesque regions in Kenya. It also provides the perfect opportunity to spot the Big-5 and to capture some diverse scenery.
Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival, clients will be met and transferred to the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis. (Check in time is 1400hrs approx. and will be adhered to. Clients arriving in the middle of the night must book a pre-night as they will not be permitted to wait in the hotel lobby for check-in at 1400hrs.)

Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions for Early morning arrivals (clients will be transferred to Eka Hotel on arrival for breakfast on own arrangements and then continue with the excursion).
Daphne Sheldricks Excursion
Out of Africa Excursion

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment on the road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. On the way spot the charming chapel built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok; continue your travels across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch set off on your first game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.

Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp mid-morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive and visit to the Masai Village, returning to the lodge as the sunsets. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari at a supplement)
Overnight at Mara Serena Lodge on a full board basis.

Added value Mara Serena Hippo Pool Breakfast – (not available to clients doing a Balloon Safari – instead they will have a Bush breakfast as part of the Balloon Experience)
Crown your game viewing experience in the Mara with a “Bush Breakfast” by the Mara River Hippo Pools! One cannot resist the charming “Jambo” from the chefs and Masai warriors as they welcome you to our wonderfully set breakfast buffet of cold cuts, fruits, cereals and hot dishes with eggs made to your specifications as you wait. The hippos keep you company and only say “Kwaheri” (good bye) after you have had enough.

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, stop en route for a picnic lunch. Keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes. It is also home to Black and White rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Late afternoon depart to your camp situated in Soysambu Conservancy.
Overnight at Lake Elementaita Serena Camp on a full board basis.

Following an early breakfast, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on road conditions) and continue south towards Amboseli, arriving at your lodge by late afternoon.
Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.
Added Value Lake Elementaita Serena Camp Bird walk
With over 450 bird species on the Soysambu conservancy, enjoy a bird walk led by an experienced resident naturalist.

Morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge on a full board basis.
Added Value Amboseli Tree Planting
‘’Plant a tree for Africa and invest in the Earth’s future’’

Following an early breakfast, catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. From here turn north across the beautiful and seemingly never ending Athi Plains, arriving in Kenya's bustling capital city of Nairobi by mid-day. Once in the city, clients will be dropped off in the city centre or at the airport for ongoing travel arrangements.

Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions on return to Nairobi ex- Safari
Lunch or Dinner at Carnivore
Out of Africa Excursion
Shopping trip to Utamaduni and Kazuri Bead Factory
Use of Pollmans Club Lounge

Inclusions
  • Meet and greet services
  • Airport Transfers in safari bus on Private basis
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English/Bi-lingual (French, German, Italian or Spanish – must be requested at time of requesting booking) speaking driver-guide on Private basis
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Mineral water during game drives
Exclusions

  • Visas and international flights
  • Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
  • Driver-guide gratuities
  • Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Balloon Safari

Notes

Pick up Point                    City Centre or Nairobi Airport

Drop off Point                   City Centre or Nairobi Airport          1330h

Safari Briefing:                  Day 02 at 0700hrs approx.

Departs on Day 02:          0730hrs approx.

Returns on Day 07:          1330hrs approx. (flights to be booked 1600hrs onwards)

Christmas Supplement (24 Dec 2019 to 01 Jan 2020 inclusive) & Easter Supplement ( 10 April 2020 to 13 April 2020 inclusive) will be applicable during the said period.

On this program, the accommodation on Day 1 cannot be changed as program is based on a Circuit. Breaking the circuit will entail supplementary costs.

Child supplement is available on request

Child aged under 7 not permitted

We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.

Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

Passengers should bring only soft sided bags

Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65x46 cm.

Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at time of briefing.  It will be handed over to you on your return from safari.  Additional costs may apply to pick up drop off luggage at specific points.

 

Departure Period

25 Jun, 2020 to 31 Oct, 2020
AUD 5,727 P P twin share
AUD 6,954 P P single

01 Nov, 2020 to 15 Dec, 2020
AUD 4,721 P P twin share
AUD 5,612 P P single

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