Kenya Panorama 2017
10 days from $5,475* per person
* Prices are in US dollars, Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply
The Highlights of Kenya Panorama
Join this classic overland safari visiting Kenya’s most popular game parks and private conservancies, rich in wildlife, magnificent scenery and captivating culture.
*All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes, departure taxes and September 11th Security Fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists. CST # 207144-20.
Explore the grand Maasai Mara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Kenya’s top wildlife destination.
Discover the wilderness of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, well known for its pioneering conservation projects.
Experience a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, home to Black and White rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.
Enjoy a safari breakfast on the banks of the world-famous Mara River, where Maasai warriors greet you with a welcoming “Jambo”.
1. Nairobi Serena Hotel
The Nairobi Serena Hotel offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa's most vibrant capital cities. The interior décor reflects an entirely pan-African theme featuring art and inspiration from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satellite TV, minibar, telephone, hair dryer, in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Offering a wide range of dining experiences, the hotel is renowned for its Mandhari Restaurant, universally acknowledged as one of Kenya's finest. Other amenities include a variety of eateries, bars, a lounge, a heated swimming pool and sundeck and the exclusive ‘Maisha' Health Club and Spa.
2. Sweetwaters Serena Camp
Kenya,Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Sweetwaters Serena Camp is a sheltered oasis, set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The canvas interiors and solid wood floors create the charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. All of the tents have private verandas overlooking the water hole and each has an ensuite bathroom, with hot shower and flush loo. All the tents are equipped with bathrobe, slippers, tea and coffee making facilities. Electricity is provided by a 24 hour generator. Hairdryers and safe are available at the reception desk. The camp is clustered around a water hole and the main areas are designed to take full advantage of the views. The central dining room and bar features floor to ceiling windows and a blazing log fire. The dining room serves both regional and international cuisine. The Water Hole Bar is located in a traditional ‘hide' which overlooks the water and offers unique opportunities for wildlife viewing.
3. Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Kenya, Soysambu Conservancy
Exuding breathtaking beauty that echoes the area’s rich history, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp lies on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate. The small and exclusive camp is within the Soysambu Conservancy, a unique wildlife sanctuary and home to the Rothschild giraffe and a breeding ground for the Great White Pelican. Each of the luxury guest tents offer views of the lake and are tastefully furnished with its own private veranda. Tent amenities include telephone, wireless internet access, mini bar, electronic safe, tea & coffee making facilities, a bathroom with his & hers showers, bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer. Laundry service is available. Camp amenities include a 24 hour power supply, a swimming pool, massage and beauty services. Meals are served at the beautiful restaurant.
4. Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Kenya, Masai Mara
Set high on a bush-cloaked hill with views over the savannah and down to the hippo-filled Mara River, Mara Serena Safari Lodge stands center stage to one of Africa's most dramatic wildlife arenas, offering a ringside seat for the “greatest wildlife show on earth”, the legendary migration of the wildebeest. Designed after a traditional Maasai manyatta, the lodge blends international sophistication with raw African beauty. Each uniquely-presented room is accommodated in its own stand-alone modular unit, with uninterrupted views of the Mara River, a private balcony and spacious seating area. All rooms feature a bathroom with bathtub and shower, mini-bar, satellite TV, hair dryer and safety deposit box (available in the reception area), wireless internet access, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities. Laundry service is available. The central bar and dining areas enjoy spectacular views, as does the swimming pool and sundeck.
Day 1. Washington Dulles / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Today you will begin your Kenya journey as you depart on Ethiopian Air for Nairobi, via Addis Ababa.
Day 2. Addis Ababa / Nairobi, Kenya
Jambo na Karibu! After a warm welcome, you’ll be transported to your lovely, centrally-located hotel. Relax and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Nairobi Serena Hotel
Day 3. Nairobi / Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Begin your journey to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, one of East Africa's largest rhino sanctuaries. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy sweeping views of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya. Meet your ranger for an afternoon game drive into the reserve and be ready to photograph a wealth of wildlife. (BLD)
Sweetwaters Serena Camp
Day 4. Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Today enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in one of Kenya's best conservation havens. Ol Pejeta is a refuge to several endangered species, including the few remaining northern white rhino in the world. You’ll also have the chance to visit Sweetwaters Chimp Sanctuary, established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. (BLD)
Sweetwaters Serena Camp
Day 5. Ol Pejeta Conservancy / Lake Elmenteita
Awaken with birdsong as you leave Ol Pejeta Conservancy for Nyahururu, still referred to as “Thomson's Falls” for its stunning 237-foot-tall cascade. Travel on to the Soysambu Conservancy and your luxury camp on the shores of Lake Elmenteita. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon at leisure.
Hidden Gems: With over 450 bird species on the Soysambu conservancy, enjoy a birdwalk led by an experienced resident naturalist. (BLD)
Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Day 6. Lake Elmenteita
After breakfast, you’ll meet your expert ranger and set out for a game drive along the shores of Lake Nakuru, renowned for its phenomenal birding. The shallow alkaline lake serves as the seasonal feeding ground for lesser and greater flamingo, and is home to many water birds including the white pelican, greater cormorant and sacred ibis. Your ranger will also seek out the bigger animals around the lake’s grasslands and rocky outcroppings, including waterbuck, baboons, and even the endangered white rhino. (BLD)
Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Day 7. Lake Elmenteita / Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Enjoy an early breakfast before heading out for Maasailand and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. After stopping for lunch, continue with an afternoon game drive in the park, arriving at your lodge just as the sun sets. Gather for dinner under a blanket of stars. (BLD)
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Day 8. Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Set out early for your morning game drive. The Mara's grasslands are frequented by huge herds of plains game; prides of lions, leopard and cheetah; herds of elephants and prolific birdlife year-round. Tonight, take in your last African sunset and join your fellow travelers in a toast to your unforgettable adventure.
Hidden Gems: 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 Maasai warriors as they welcome you to a 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. (BLD)
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Day 9. Masai Mara / Nairobi / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Enjoy breakfast, before traveling back to Nairobi’s bustling city center. Arrive in the afternoon in time for lunch, and the transfer to the international airport for your departure flight. (BL)
Day 10. Washington Dulles
Arrive home with a lifetime of memories!
Land Arrangements (Price per person)
**Surcharges Apply Jan 01, Apr 14-17, Dec 24-31 .
Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)
International Airfare from Washington DC is included in Land Arrangements. Based on space availability.
Currently there are no add-ons for this tour