A superb introduction to the splendours of Kenya, visiting a variety of key national parks and game reserves along a classic safari circuit. Accommodation in
memorable locations includes an overnight stay at Treetops.
This safari is offered with a choice of two different accommodations.
This itinerary visits the magnificent Samburu, followed by the Aberdares and Lake Nakuru. The lake is home to a variety of birds including
numerous bright pink flamingoes.
The final destination is the breathtaking Masai Mara which teems with a host of plains game plus the ‘big five’.
Treetops will be shutting for refurbishment from October 2011 - January 2012, during which time accommodation will be at the Serena Mountain Lodge.
Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.
Transfer to the Safari Lounge, where you can freshen up before departing for the Aberdares (180 km – approximately 4 hours). Arrive at Outspan Hotel where your luggage can be stored. Continue with an overnight bag to Treetops for lunch and overnight stay. Overnight: Treetops (lunch and dinner included).
Drive north across the equator to the Samburu National Reserve (220 km – approximately 4 hours) and check in to your lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Samburu Game Lodge (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Morning and late afternoon game drives in Samburu National Reserve. Overnight: Samburu Game Lodge (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
After breakfast descend into the Great Rift Valley, stopping en route for lunch at Thomson’s Falls (275 km – approximately 5 hours). Continue to Lake Nakuru with a game drive en route to the lodge (70 km – approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes). Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve (270 km – approximately 5 hours 30 minutes). An afternoon game drive. Overnight: Keekorok Lodge (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Or take an early morning balloon flight over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra). Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Keekorok Lodge (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Extension or Heathrow
After breakfast, return to Nairobi by road (300 km – 5 hours), proceed with your chosen beach extension, or return to Heathrow (breakfast included).
Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi - from £170
Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa - from £290
Flights are in light aircraft and the baggage allowance
is strictly 15 kg per person. Where possible, additional
luggage can be left at your hotel or at the
Safari Lounge in Nairobi and retrieved after the safari. When flying from the Masai Mara to Mombasa
entire luggage must be restricted to 15 kg as no luggage can be stored in Nairobi.
This itinerary operates with a maximum of 6
passengers, all guaranteed a window seat.
On occasion the itinerary may operate in a
different order, or different lodges used according to
availability and road conditions.
Travel times vary on road conditions
and game sightings.
Pack a mixture of warm and light clothing
in soft bags, plus sunglasses,
camera and insect repellent.
Minimum age 8 years.
at the magnificent Aberdare National Park, this world renowned
rustic treehouse is legendary for its historical royal connection,
for the animals it attracts and for the sheer joy of exploring
a tree house visited by rhinos, elephants, buffalos, bushbucks,
waterbucks and many others.
Placed in the path of an ancient
elephant migratory route between the Aberdare ridges &
Mt Kenya National Park, & strategically sited right in
front of a watering hole & salt lick. Facilities at Treetops include a restaurant,
lounge & two bars. Leisure facilities include viewing
points from the lodge, game drives, photographic hides, a
Treetops lecture & a full day trip to the moorlands.
Accommodation 50 rooms with communal showers
(2 adults). Suites with en suite showers also available (2
On safari at Samburu National Park. Against a backdrop of volcanic mountains, gaunt hills and withered scrub trees, this lodge blends in perfectly with the natural environment, using native materials and surrounded by lush gardens. Overlooking the Nyiro River, this purpose built lodge is in the heart of Samburu National park, & in the hot and arid fringes of Kenya's vast Northern Frontier District
Facilities at the Samburu Game Lodge include a dining room, a lounge & two bars. Leisure facilites include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, game drives, leopard & crocodile viewing, Samburu dancers & a shop.
Accommodation 67 rooms with en suite bathrooms with showers (2 adults and 1 child). Superior rooms (2 adults and 1 child) & cottages (2 adults and 1 child) are also available.
On safari at Lake Nakuru National Park. Situated in a wonderland which lies in the heart of one of Kenya's most densely animal-populated wetland national parks. The Lake Nakuru Lodge provides quality and service that makes it one of the finest lodges in the world, and the perfect relaxation getaway. The lodge blends well with it environment, allowing for commanding views of the lesser flamingo interspersed with greater flamingo for which Lake Nakuru is justly famous. Situated in the southeast ecological niche of the Lake Nakuru National Park.
Facilities at the Lake Nakuru Lodge include a main restaurant, bar, outside dining, bush barbecues and sundowners. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool with panoramic views, gift shop, game drives, horseback safaris and bird watching.
Accommodation 88 rooms that are wonderfully stylish with rustic African furniture to compliment the parks safari experience and at the same time offer a warm and cosy ambience. The beautifully furnished rooms offer modern en suite bathrooms (2 adults and 1 child). Private cottages (2 adults and 1 child) offering a more homely feel, and private suites (2 adults and 1 child) are also available.
On safari at the Masai Mara National Reserve. This lodge was the first of its kind to be built in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. It has recently been refurbished and attains the highest standard of comfort and luxury, yet still retains its intrinsic 40 years of history, tradition, character and charm. There's always plenty of activity around the waterhole but during the migration, the lodge is enveloped by the swarming mass of animals. Situated at the southern end of Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve.
Facilities at the Keekorok Lodge include a main restaurant serving international and local delicacies, three bars, café and TV lounge. Leisure facilites include an outdoor swimming pool, hot-air ballooning, game viewing, bird watching, culture safaris, Lake Victoria fishing expeditions and board games.
Accommodation 101 rooms with en suite baths and private balconies.
AIR BALLOONING ON THE MARA
a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara - a truly unforgettable
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