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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. Added Values included: Mara Serena Lodge Hippo Pool Breakfast & Lake Elementaita Serena Camp Bird Walk. 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

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
(Please refer to separate local excursion rate sheet for pricing and other Nairobi local excursions).

Nairobi Serena Hotel
The Serena group is renowned for offering excellent hotel facilities throughout East Africa, and the Nairobi Serena is no exception. A member of the Leading hotels of the World, the Nairobi Serena enjoys a location on the edge of the Central Park and the City Centre. Shaded by the glorious Jacaranda, Bougainvillea and Acacia trees and surrounded by lush, manicured gardens, the hotel provides a peaceful and luxurious retreat to travellers, business people and famous dignitaries in a bustling city.

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.

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 Maasai 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)
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, arriving for a late lunch at you camp, located on Soysambu Conservancy. Afternoon, depart on a game drive in the conservancy. The conservancy is home to more than 450 bird species (28% of the world's population of Lesser Flamingo) and 10,000 mammals of over 50 species including 90+ Rothschild's Giraffe (10% of the world's population of this endangered species). End your game drive with a sundowner
Overnight at Lake Elementaita Serena Camp on a full board basis.

Lake Elementaita Serena Camp
This Luxury Camp is located on the Soysambu Conservancy, right on the shores of Lake Elementaita. Offering a blend of exclusivity and adventure, the new camp will comprise 25 luxury tents, a dining and lounge area, spa and swimming pool enjoying magnificent views of the Lake. Soysambu Conservancy is a wildlife sanctuary that offers uniqueness whilst boasting a broad range of wildlife and bird species, it is also home to the Rothschild giraffe and is East Africa’s only breeding ground for the Great White Pelican.

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 the drop off point in the city center for onward 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

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

Child supplement is available on request

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 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.  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

Trip Highlights

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

Departure Period
01 Jan, 2023 to 28 Feb, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 3,898 P P twin share
AUD 4,665 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 3,320 P P twin share
AUD 4,087 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 3,097 P P twin share
AUD 3,864 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Mar, 2023 to 31 Mar, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 3,818 P P twin share
AUD 4,585 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 3,239 P P twin share
AUD 4,006 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 3,017 P P twin share
AUD 3,784 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Apr, 2023 to 25 May, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 3,619 P P twin share
AUD 4,044 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 3,040 P P twin share
AUD 3,466 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,818 P P twin share
AUD 3,244 P P single
AVAILABLE

26 May, 2023 to 24 Jun, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 3,828 P P twin share
AUD 4,608 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 3,250 P P twin share
AUD 4,030 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 3,028 P P twin share
AUD 3,807 P P single
AVAILABLE

25 Jun, 2023 to 31 Oct, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 4,763 P P twin share
AUD 5,824 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 4,184 P P twin share
AUD 5,246 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 3,962 P P twin share
AUD 5,023 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Nov, 2023 to 15 Dec, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 3,731 P P twin share
AUD 4,487 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 3,153 P P twin share
AUD 3,909 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,930 P P twin share
AUD 3,686 P P single
AVAILABLE

16 Dec, 2023 to 01 Jan, 2024

2-3 guests
AUD 4,710 P P twin share
AUD 5,797 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 4,131 P P twin share
AUD 5,218 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 3,909 P P twin share
AUD 4,996 P P single
AVAILABLE

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