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Overview
This is a short but extremely rewarding safari as it allows visitors to gain a firsthand experience of the Great Rift Valley and the vast game-rich plains of the Masai Mara. The Rift Valley lakes are famous for their abundance of flamingos and other waterfowl, while Masai Mara is home to the country’s greatest concentration of wildlife. An ideal package for family and friends. This is a small group package tour with a minimum of 06 guests booking. Rates are available on request for a private tour for 02 guests as well

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Clients are met at their Nairobi hotel or Airport and 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.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge
A masterful interpretation of a traditional Masai village, Mara Serena Lodge seemingly floats on a sea of savannah. A beautiful pool looks out over the wide plains. The rooms are Masai-influenced in style yet extremely comfortable. The main dining room, where delicious meals are served, has three large domes and three small ones depicting Masai manyattas (villages). Occasionally an African al fresco barbecue is served by the pool overlooking the Mara plains. Fresh fruit juices and cocktails, wines, spirits or liqueurs are available at the bar until late in the evening. At Serena, the views are stunning. It is on this very terrain, stretching endlessly before the lodge, that the annual migrations take place. Millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle pass through on their way to and from their alternative feeding grounds in Tanzania.

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 enroute 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 continue to your camp situated in Soysambu Conservancy.
Overnight at Lake Elementaita Serena Camp on a full board basis.

Following an early breakfast, and an escorted Bird walk, leave the Rift Valley behind and proceed to Nairobi. Once in the city, clients will be dropped off at at the drop off point in the city centre or airport for ongoing travel arrangements.

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.

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 with assistance at the airport 
  • Airport transfers on private basis 
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4x4 Land cruiser with pop-up roof
  • English Speaking safari guide 
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All Park fees and government taxes
  • Filtered water will be provided in safari vehicles and clients will be provided with a reusable water bottle
Exclusions

  • Visas and international flights/regional flights
  • Driver-guide gratuities, drinks, dining rooms tips and porterage
  • Personal travel, baggage, and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry, and any items of a personal nature
  • Balloon Safari (quoted separately)
  • Any other services which are not mentioned in the itinerary

Notes

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.

Christmas Supplement & Easter Supplement will be added to the tour cost if applicable.

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 

Transfer Clarifications:

  • For clients booking a pre-night in Nairobi, No additional arrival transfer will be charged
  • Clients requiring a separate evening or later departure transfer once the safari returns will be charged transfer (shared basis) cost as per transfer document 
  • On return from safari, drop off at Airport or city centre hotel is included

PASSENGER INFORMATION

  • Passengers should bring soft sided bags on safaris. 
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
  • Due to limited luggage space in vehicles and internal aircrafts, hard suitcases are unsuitable for road-based safaris. We recommend soft sided suitcases and bags

**Luggage

Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled 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 for storage in Nairobi.  Additional costs of USD 45.00 NETT per booking will apply to handle excess luggage until your return to Nairobi from the safari. This service can be pre-booked alternatively clients can pay for this directly on the ground.

Trip Highlights

Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve – Lake Nakuru – Lake Elementaita -

Departure Period
01 Jan, 2023 to 28 Feb, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 3,530 P P twin share
AUD 4,097 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,951 P P twin share
AUD 3,519 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,729 P P twin share
AUD 3,297 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Mar, 2023 to 31 Mar, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 3,451 P P twin share
AUD 4,019 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,873 P P twin share
AUD 3,441 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,650 P P twin share
AUD 3,218 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Apr, 2023 to 25 May, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 3,252 P P twin share
AUD 3,477 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,674 P P twin share
AUD 2,898 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,451 P P twin share
AUD 2,676 P P single
AVAILABLE

26 May, 2023 to 24 Jun, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 3,462 P P twin share
AUD 4,040 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,883 P P twin share
AUD 3,462 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,661 P P twin share
AUD 3,239 P P single
AVAILABLE

25 Jun, 2023 to 31 Oct, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 4,396 P P twin share
AUD 5,256 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 3,818 P P twin share
AUD 4,678 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 3,595 P P twin share
AUD 4,456 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Nov, 2023 to 15 Dec, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 3,417 P P twin share
AUD 3,947 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,839 P P twin share
AUD 3,369 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,617 P P twin share
AUD 3,146 P P single
AVAILABLE

16 Dec, 2023 to 01 Jan, 2024

2-3 guests
AUD 4,396 P P twin share
AUD 5,256 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 3,818 P P twin share
AUD 4,678 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 3,595 P P twin share
AUD 4,456 P P single
AVAILABLE

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