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Overview

This new safari incorporates a visit to Samburu in the North, Nyahururu Falls the Central highlands and Rift Valley and the Masai Mara, to the south. With lodges located in excellent spots, game-viewing is consistently good, and landscape varied.

Samburu Reserve, located in the ‘northern frontier’ is home to the Samburu Special 5 - mammals found only north of the equator – the Gerenuk, Grevy’s Zebra, Besia Oryx, reticulated Giraffe and the Somali Ostrich.

Nyahururu, located in the Central Highlands in Laikipia county, is an idyllic stop for nature enthusiasts, who enjoy a bit of gentle hiking with a visit to the falls and hippo pools, as well as a stop at the equator. The falls can be visited from above for those that do not want to hike down.

Lake Nakuru, famous for its prolific birdlife and home to the Rothschild giraffe and rhino is an ideal stop as you cross the country north to south.

Finally end your safari in the Masai Mara, home of the big 5 and host to the awesome spectacle known as The Great Migration, generally occurring between July and October.

Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to their hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at Emara Ole Sereni Hotel in a Superior room on a bed and breakfast basis.

Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions for Early morning arrivals Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Excursion , Out of Africa Excursion
(Rates for local excursion and other Nairobi local excursions available on request).

Emara Ole Sereni Hotel
Situated at the heart of the vibrant city life and the majestic Nairobi National Park, discover the only urban escape surrounded by exquisite wildlife on one side and the hustle of the city r and airports on the other. Capturing the authentic essence of Kenya, the hotel’s opulent rooms & suites in Nairobi are transformed to the highest possible standards.
Floor-to-ceiling windows for exceptional views of the city and park, hardwood floors, warm hues, and designer furnishings exude style and sophistication that makes everyone feel like a privileged insider. Being one of the prominent hotels in Nairobi, all accommodation features modern amenities such as high-speed Wi-Fi access and LCD Smart TVs, as well as premium products, plush robes, and slippers in the bathroom for a restful and pleasurable stay.

Heading north after an early breakfast, you pass near Thika and continue north through some breathtaking scenery dotted with rushing mountain streams and fields of tea and coffee. After Nanyuki town, continue north, eventually reaching a dusty outpost known as Isiolo, the last major stop on the journey into the remote northern frontier district. From here it's a fairly short hop to Samburu, arrival at the lodge in time for lunch and then depart for an afternoon game drive arriving back at the lodge as the sunsets.
Overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge in a Standard room on a full board basis.

Samburu Simba Lodge
Samburu Simba lodge overlooks Buffalo springs and the Uaso Nyiro River. From your room you have a fantastic view over the stunning plains, where elephants are grazing. Nearby rare game – reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx and long-necked Gerenuk can be seen.

There are seven blocks of ten rooms each – six on the ground floor and four on the first floor of which two rooms are interconnected. The lodge also has 2 swimming pools with a pool side bar.

Early morning game drive followed by breakfast. Then for the remainder of the morning, one can relax by the pool or terrace, overlooking the river. After lunch another game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge in a Standard room on a full board basis.

Leaving Samburu behind, travel south through Isiolo, crossing the northernmost foothills of Mount Kenya, until you get to the town of Nanyuki. Head north-west towards Nyahururu, located close to the equator and home to Nyahururu Falls, a 74-meter-high falls on the Ewaso Nyiro river. Visit the equator for a photo stop, before continuing to your hotel located near the Falls. Following lunch, depart on an escorted walk of the hotel grounds, before continuing your walk to the falls and a visit to the Hippo Pools. Return to your lodge in the late afternoon.

Overnight at The Panari Resort Nyahururu in a Standard room on a full board basis.

The Panari Resort Nyahururu
Escape to a luxury hideaway waiting for you in the heart of 20 acres of tranquil forest.

The Resort offers views of the Thompson Falls gorge and the Marmanet Forest.

The Standard Rooms are located in the main building, and spacious accommodation in twin and double occupancies. These are ideal for families as interconnecting rooms are possible.

Tastefully furnished with polished wood, these rooms are adorned with portraits of Joseph Thompson’s adventures and wildlife that once roamed free.

Room amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, safe deposit box, plasma screen, direct dial telephone, and free wi-fi. The rooms are closely situated near the dining and bar area for your convenience.

Following an early breakfast, drive in a southerly direction to your next destination, the spectacular Lake Nakuru. Once in the national park, embark on a game drive followed by lunch at a lodge. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes (in season). It is also home to Black and White rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.

After lunch, view game enroute to the park gate and continue to your next stop for the night Naivasha, arriving late afternoon. Following check in formalities, depart on a 1 hour Boat ride on Lake Naivasha.

Overnight at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge in a Standard Room on a full board basis.

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge is an enchanting setting where contemporary comfort blends stylishly with nature to offer an environment where guests can refresh their senses, rekindle their love of travel and reconnect with the world around them.

Each room is blissfully private; you can sit on your balcony and watch our resident wildlife, take a nap and wake up to stunning bush views. Cocoon yourself in this exclusive hideaway and let your heart start to beat to the rhythm of Africa.

Following an early morning breakfast, leaving Lake Naivasha behind, begin your drive to Masai Mara ascending first up over the top of the Mau Escarpment; then, heading due south, towards Narok, the gateway to the Maasai Mara and district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Travel across the "breadbasket" of Kenya, covered with acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Mara in time for lunch.
Following lunch and a siesta, an afternoon game drive returning to the camp as the sun sets.

Overnight at Mara Simba Lodge in a Standard Room on a full board basis.

Mara Simba Lodge: Whether you want a boost of rejuvenation or simply escape for the weekend to unwind, check into Mara Simba Lodge to achieve your wellness goals.
Indulge in exceptional culinary experiences and entertain yourself at the bar, revive yourself as you surrender to the pleasures of life at this truly alluring destination.

The luxurious accommodation affords supreme privacy and luxury accommodations to make the most of the bush environs.

Early morning and afternoon game drives. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari at a supplementary cost)

Overnight at Mara Simba Lodge in a Standard Room on a full board basis.

Early morning and afternoon game drives. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari at a supplementary cost)

Overnight at Mara Simba Lodge in a Standard Room on a full board basis.

Following breakfast depart the Masai Mara and head across acres of rolling wheat and barley farms to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. From here cross the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, before heading up the rift escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners during World War II. Arrive in Kenya’s bustling capital around mid-day. Once in the city, clients will be dropped off at the airport or Panari Hotel or 2.5.4 Ole Sereni Hotel for ongoing travel arrangements. End of our services.

Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions on return to Nairobi ex- Safari
Lunch or Dinner at one of the many Nairobi restaurants with a variety of cuisines
Out of Africa Excursion
Shopping trips
(Rates for local excursion and other Nairobi local excursions available on request).

Inclusions
  • Landside meet and greet services
  • Transfers as specified 
  • Transport for safari sector in 4x4 vehicles on a Private basis with maximum 7 passengers per vehicle
  • Guaranteed window seats
  • Services of experienced bilingual English-speaking driver-guides (languages including Spanish, French, German and Italian are available on request and subject to availability) 
  • Game drives and activities as specified in the itinerary
  • All accommodation and meals as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes (except Zanzibar Infrastructure Tax where applicable)
  • Filtered water will be provided in safari vehicles.
  • Travellers should bring reusable water bottles
  • Internal flights (if applicable) as specified in the itinerary inclusive of all airport taxes
Exclusions
  • International and regional flights (except where specified)
  • Airport taxes except on tickets we issue 
  • Passport and visa fees 
  • Zanzibar Infrastructure Tax (where applicable)
  • Hot air balloon safaris
  • Driver-guide gratuities 
  • Dining rooms tips and porterage 
  • Personal travel, baggage, and medical insurance 
  • Drinks, Laundry, Telephone bills and any items of a personal nature (except where specified) 
Notes

Hotels Envisaged OR Similar
Nairobi - Emara Ole Sereni Hotel in a Superior room
Samburu Game Reserve - Samburu Simba Lodge in a Standard room
Nyahururu - The Panari Resort Nyahururu in a Standard room
Naivasha - Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge in a Standard Room
Masai Mara National Reserve - Mara Simba Lodge in a Standard Room

Easter Supplement: AUD 100-00 per person per night from 29 Mar 2024 to 01 April 2024 inclusive.
Christmas Supplement: AUD 100-00 per person per night from 24 Dec 2024 to 01 Jan 2025 inclusive

Cost of Extra Night in Samburu Game Reserve – Samburu Simba Lodge, Nyahururu – Panari Nyahururu Hotel (no activities), Lake Naivasha (incl. gamedrive in Lake Nakuru National Park ) – Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge and Masai Mara National Reserve - Mara Simba Lodge available on request.

*Park and Reserve fees used in these rates are based on current information. Should there be increases in park and/or Reserve fees, these will be passed along for all existing and future bookings.

Extra transfer requests applicable as per below:
Please refer to transfer document for list of hotels within or outside city center
Clients booking a pre-night in Nairobi at the same base hotel, NO additional arrival transfer will be charged
On return from safari, drop off at Airport or a city centre hotel is include.
Clients requiring a SEPARATE evening or later departure transfer once the safari returns will be charged transfer cost as per transfer document.

Child and Triple Sharing rates available on request.

Extra transfer available on request.

Arrival Information
Earliest check-in at the arrival hotel is 14h00. Travellers arriving on early morning flights are urged to book a pre-night at the arrival hotel (at an additional cost) to avoid delays in accessing the hotel rooms on arrival.

Departure Information
This safari returns to Nairobi at 1330 hrs.
Travellers departing from JKI Airport on a domestic or international flight should book a flight departing later than 1630 hrs.
Travellers with a long layover before their departure flight should consider booking a day room (at an additional cost) to refresh and repack before their international journey.

IMPORTANT Luggage Information
Travellers should only bring soft sided bags on safari. Luggage space in safari vehicles is limited. These bags should measure no more than the following: Height 66 centimetres Length 42 centimetres Width 28 centimetres. Soft sided bags with wheels are permitted.

If travelling on internal flights during your safari, luggage allowances are strictly enforced to 15 kilograms per person including carry-on bags.

If arriving and departing from the same city, bags can be stored in our offices for a one-time fee of AUD 89.00 (per booking, not per bag or per person) to transfer and store the bags and reconnect them with the travellers for departure.

Additional remarks
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 for existing and new bookings.

Flight times mentioned for internal flights are based on published schedules but are subject to change depending on the airline’s load factors and airstrips visited.

Program Touring / Guide

Escorted Experience

Trip Highlights

Nairobi - Samburu Game Reserve - Nyahururu - Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi

Periodic Departure
02 Jan, 2024 to 01 Apr, 2024

2-3 pax
AUD 7,315 P P twin share
AUD 8,816 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 pax
AUD 5,867 P P twin share
AUD 7,368 P P single
AVAILABLE

6 plus
AUD 5,384 P P twin share
AUD 6,885 P P single
AVAILABLE

02 Apr, 2024 to 23 Jun, 2024

2-3 pax
AUD 6,713 P P twin share
AUD 7,177 P P single

4-5 pax
AUD 5,264 P P twin share
AUD 5,729 P P single

6 plus
AUD 4,782 P P twin share
AUD 5,246 P P single

24 Jun, 2024 to 08 Jul, 2024

2-3 pax
AUD 8,372 P P twin share
AUD 10,149 P P single

4-5 pax
AUD 6,924 P P twin share
AUD 8,701 P P single

6 plus
AUD 6,441 P P twin share
AUD 8,218 P P single

09 Jul, 2024 to 31 Aug, 2024

2-3 pax
AUD 8,844 P P twin share
AUD 10,968 P P single

4-5 pax
AUD 7,395 P P twin share
AUD 9,520 P P single

6 plus
AUD 6,913 P P twin share
AUD 9,037 P P single

01 Sep, 2024 to 31 Oct, 2024

2-3 pax
AUD 8,198 P P twin share
AUD 9,846 P P single

4-5 pax
AUD 6,749 P P twin share
AUD 8,398 P P single

6 plus
AUD 6,267 P P twin share
AUD 7,915 P P single

01 Nov, 2024 to 01 Jan, 2025

2-3 pax
AUD 7,949 P P twin share
AUD 9,411 P P single

4-5 pax
AUD 6,501 P P twin share
AUD 7,963 P P single

6 plus
AUD 6,018 P P twin share
AUD 7,480 P P single

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