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Experience Kenya - AAA Exclusive Safaris

Kenya

11 days from $5,699 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

1 Night Nairobi 1 Night Mount Kenya 2 Nights Ol Pejeta Conservancy 6 Nights Maasai Mara

This trip combines a luxury safari in Kenya’s storied Maasai Mara with a ME to WE cultural experience where you will be immersed in the daily life of a local community. Visit Kenya’s most popular game parks and private conservancies, rich in wildlife, and magnificent scenery. Then, dive deeper into Kenya's vibrant culture on an unforgettable community experience in the northern Maasai Mara.


Highlights

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 everyday life of a local community. Roll up your sleeves on a new school build, fetch water with the women of the village, and participate in discussions around shared meals.

Enjoy a safari breakfast on the banks of the world-famous Mara River, where Maasai warriors greet you with a welcoming “Jambo”.

Accommodations

1. Nairobi Serena Hotel

Kenya, Nairobi

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. Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

Kenya, Mount Kenya

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers a snapshot of Africa from a bygone era. Originally the retreat of movie star and club founder, William Holden, illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby. Under the watchful eye of the mountain, guests can stroll throughout the hotel’s tranquil grounds and relax in the refined elegance of the club-like interior. The guest rooms, suites and cottages are imbued with tradition and charm, but equipped with modern-day amenities. All rooms feature a fire place, in room safe, a fully stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee facilities and en suite bathroom. The signature restaurant boasts a menu abounding with the incredible variety of foods that are farmed in Central Kenya. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this elegant setting features terrace and indoor dining around the original grand fireplace. The adjacent Zebar is a great spot to unwind after a day of adventure, while the pool bar is perfect for a tranquil rendezvous. Recreational activities available: horseback riding, golf, croquet, a bowling green, table tennis, swimming, a beauty salon, an animal orphanage and much more.

3. 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.

 

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. 

 

5. Bogani Tented Cottages and Camp - Tent

Kenya, Maasai Mara

Bogani is located to the north of the Maasai Mara, surrounded by open countryside and local villages. There are 5 large family cottages and 18 safari tents. The camp's traditional safari tents are spread over a large area and have stone flooring and fully screened doors and windows. The tents are well furnished using local fabrics and traditional Kenyan decor. Each tent has comfortable twin or double beds, a private veranda with comfortable chairs, plenty of storage space, standing fans, electrical sockets and a safe. All tents are en-suite, with hot running water, basins, and flush toilets.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Jambo na Karibu! After a warm welcome, you’ll be transported to the elegant Nairobi Serena Hotel. Relax and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Nairobi Serena Hotel

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Day 2. Nairobi / Mount Kenya

This morning drive north and up into the foothills of Mount Kenya to the world-famous Mount Kenya Safari Club. Arrive in time for lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy the club’s outstanding impeccable facilities which include the adjoining William Holden animal orphanage where a large variety of animals can be seen.

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

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Day 3. Mount Kenya/ 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

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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. It is also home to Kenya's only chimpanzee sanctuary, established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. (BLD)

Sweetwaters Serena Camp

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Day 5. Ol Pejeta Conservancy / Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, check out and transfer to the local airstrip in time for your scheduled flight to the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. Discover the Kenya of your dreams, a vast, gently rolling landscape of acacia-specked grasslands. (BLD)

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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Day 6. Maasai Mara National Reserve

Set out early for your morning game drive, keeping an eye out for the prides of lions, and matriarchal elephant herds. Crown your game viewing experience with breakfast on the banks of the Mara River! The chefs will welcome you with a charming 'Jambo' (hello), while the hippos keep you company, and bid you 'Kwaheri' (good-bye) when you leave.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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Day 7. Maasai Mara National Reserve

The Mara is one of the finest wildlife destinations in the world. All the "Big Five" - lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard - are here, as well as cheetah, hippo, hartebeest, gazelle, topi, antelope, zebra and many other animals.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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Day 8. Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast travel overland to Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp. Meet your ME to WE representative, and enjoy lunch, followed by an orientation of ME to WE's sustainable development model. Learn how ME to WE works with rural communities to break the cycle of poverty and achieve long-term community development.

The five pillars of the model are: quality primary education, clean drinking water and sanitation, health care services, agriculture and alternative income projects

After lunch, go on a guided walking tour of a local primary school, and see the difference between an old school structure and a new working school built by WE Villages. After dinner, rest up for tomorrow's day of volunteering. (BLD)

Bogani Tented Cottages and Camp - Tent

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Day 9. Maasai Mara National Reserve

Join the mamas at Emori Joi for a special walk through the community. Learn more about how the Kipsigis organize their homes and lives. Fetch water with the mamas, a task the women perform daily. Share a meal and participate in a discussion about the changes taking place in the community regarding gender and culture.

In the afternoon, roll up your sleeves and work alongside Maasai and Kipsigi community members as you help to build a new school. After dinner, relax and reflect on this invigorating day. (BLD)

Bogani Tented Cottages and Camp - Tent

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Day 10. Maasai Mara National Reserve

Visit an authentic Kenyan market and learn about the economic environment in which the community members live. Continue working on the school-building site, perhaps trying a different role.

In the afternoon, visit the Baraka Medical Clinic and Medicinal Garden. The clinic serves over 30,000 community members, promoting healthy living and providing preventative, curative and rehabilitative services to the most vulnerable segments of the Kenyan population. Learn about the medicinal plants grown in the shamba (garden), including moringa, aloe vera, thyme, spider plant, and many more. This shamba supplements the food program in local schools, as well as helps to decrease malnutrition in the communities by providing supplements to both pregnant mothers and their children. (BLD)

Bogani Tented Cottages and Camp - Tent

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Day 11. Maasai Mara National Reserve / Depart

Go on a sunrise hike with the Maasai before bidding your new friends a fond Kwaheri. Take a short flight back to Nairobi. Enjoy a farewell lunch and visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where you'll get the chance to experience these fascinating animals up close. This may be the end of your adventure trip, but it is also the beginning of your personal journey to carry your experience forward. (BL)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Mar 3, 2019 - Mar 13, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $5,999
Single Room Supplement From $500
Departure Dates May 5, 2019 - May 15, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $5,699
Single Room Supplement From $500
Departure Dates Aug 19, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $6,699
Single Room Supplement From $500
Departure Dates Oct 6, 2019 - Oct 16, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $6,699
Single Room Supplement From $1,200
Departure Dates Dec 8, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $5,899
Single Room Supplement From $500

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Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

No internal air is required for this itinerary

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