Kenya Serena Classic Tour

6 Nights

Nairobi

Tour departs on Sundays only.

From the open plains of Masai Mara, the privacy of the Soysambu Conservancy located in the Rift Valley, 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.

Added Values included for 2022:
Mara Serena Hippo Pool Breakfast
Lake Elementaita Serena Bird walk
Amboseli Tree Planting

 

From £1723pp
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Highlights

  • Explore three of the most picturesque regions in Kenya
  • Morning and evening Game Drives in Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and Amboseli National Park
  • Spot the Big 5 and abundance of other wildlife
  • Admire the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain
  • Stay in Luxury Serena Hotels and Safari Lodges
  • Day 1 - Nairobi
  • Day 2 - Nairobi - Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 3 - Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 4 - Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru - Lake Elementaita
  • Day 5 - Lake Elementaita - Amboseli National Park
  • Day 6 - Amboseli National Park
  • Day 7 - Amboseli – Nairobi
  • Additional Information

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.

Please note - check in time is 2 pm 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.

Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions for Early morning arrivals Daphne Sheldricks Excursion    
Out of Africa Excursion   

Meals Included: Ro

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Justly famed for its exceptional standards of efficiency, service and five-star hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ group and is consistently voted ‘Best Hotel in Nairobi' by airlines and international travel magazines alike. Despite its pivotal central hotel location in Nairobi, Kenya; the Nairobi Serena remains true to its title and offers serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa's most vibrant capital cities.

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.

Meals Included: Full board

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! You wont be able to resist the charming “Jambo” from the chefs and Masai warriors as they welcome you to their 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.

Meals Included: Full board

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.

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.

Meals Included: Full board

Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

Property Location When you stay at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp in Lake Elementaita, you'll be on a lake and within the vicinity of Kariandusi Museum. This 4-star lodge is within the region of Gilgil Stadium and Lake Nakuru National Park.

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.

Meals Included: Full board

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

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.

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".

Meals Included: Full board

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

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, 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 at the drop off point in the city centre or at Ole Sereni Hotel or the airport for ongoing travel arrangements.

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

Pick up Point - Nairobi Airport    
Drop off Point - Ole Sereni Hotel / Airport at approximately 1.30 pm.

Safari Briefing: Day 02 at 7 am.
Departs on Day 02: at 7.30 am
Returns on Day 07: at 1.30 pm (flights to be booked from 4 pm onwards).

Cost Includes
Meet and greet services.
Airport arrival transfers in safari minibus or mini coach on shared basis.
All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with a Bi-lingual English speaking driver-guide on shared basis.
Guaranteed window seat.
Meals and accommodation as specified.
All park fees and government taxes.
Filtered water will be provided in the safari vehicle. Guests must bring their own reusable bottle on game drives.

Cost Excludes
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.  
    

Passenger Information
Passengers should bring only soft sided bags**
The tour is modular and combines with other tours so there may be need for clients to change vehicles on occasion.

**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.  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.

Children under the age of 7 are not permitted on this tour.

This tour is also available on a private basis (up to a maximum of 7 passengers) and the child age. Please call for details.