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Kenya Wildlife Safari

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Kenya

11 days from $5,499* per person

* Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply.

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

2 Nights Nairobi 2 Nights Samburu National Reserve 1 Night Lake Nakuru 3 Nights Maasai Mara National Reserve

Your love affair with Kenya begins on this journey to Nairobi, Samburu, Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara. Explore some of the most prolific game viewing locations in all of Africa. See endangered animals up close as your expert guides take you on daily game viewing drives to all their favorite spots. Every detail is taken care of including international flights from New York to Nairobi on Kenyan Airways.

 

How Your Trip Matters

This adventure brings to life Kenya's diverse range of habitats and wildlife. The safari also introduces you to Kenya's many cultures and helps communities that are most in need of support.


Highlights

Explore the grand Maasai Mara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Kenya’s top wildlife destination.

Discover the scenic splendor of Samburu National Reserve, known for its rare northern species such as the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx.

Experience a day visiting our favorite “Make Travel Matter” sights in Nairobi including the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, best known for its orphaned elephant project.

Enjoy panoramic views of the lake and picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park right from your lodge.

 

 

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have both on their communities, and on those who experience them: our guests. You can identify these experiences across our trips by locating the MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience seal.

 

*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. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists.

Accommodations

1. Sarova Stanley Hotel

Nairobi, Kenya

Sarova Stanley launched itself into Kenyan history in 1902 by becoming the first luxury hotel in Nairobi and the gracious host of prominent world leaders, renowned authors, and international celebrities. Guest rooms offer a blend of Victorian elegance and comfort, combined with all the practical, amenities of the modern age. The hotel offers an eclectic mix of dining options, from delectable Thai specialties, an Al fresco dinner with a city view, to an open air bistro café. The bar, with a refined ambiance, set in early 19th century décor, creates an elegant environment ideal for consuming any brew.

2. Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

Samburu National Park, Kenya

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge is located in the heart of the Shaba Game Reserve along the bank of the Ewaso Nyiro River, laid out around the natural springs that flow into the river. The lodge has a virtual mini forest of indigenous trees and a fish pond.  The chalet-style rooms feature private balconies with close views of the river and game park. Supported by the lodge’s own vegetable and herb garden, all meals are served ‘al fresco’.  Raised on stilts, the restaurant offers breathtaking views of the lush gardens and the Ewaso Nyiro River. The bar is located along the river bank with natural spring water channels where guests can unwind. The swimming pool offers a relaxing spot, further enhanced with an elaborate pool bar that serves refreshing fresh juices, a variety of cocktails, beers and light beverages. Relax and unwind at the spa while listening to the trickling natural streams and sounds of the African jungle.

3. Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. The location offers an ideal place for panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park. The lodge is a natural haven for bird life and attracts over 50 species of birds among the 400 species that inhabit the park. Each chalet offers private patios with panoramic views of Lake Nakuru, ensuite bathrooms with showers, running hot and cold water, razor outlets, beds with mosquito nets, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The Flamingo restaurant serves buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The rift valley bar is just the right spot for that magical sundowner. The bar opens into an amphitheater where cultural dancers entertain visitors each evening. An inviting swimming pool & sauna facilities are also available. Guests can also enjoy outdoor massage treatments.

4. Sarova Mara Game Camp

Kenya, Masai Mara

Sarova Mara Game Camp is set amidst wide gardens of manicured lawns and exotic plants. The camp offers spacious luxurious tents attractively constructed in light beige canvas with large “windows”, wooden flooring and a permanent roof. All have ensuite bathrooms with hairdryers, shaver outlets for 110v and 200v and fully stocked mini bar. Large wooden decks offer a place to relax outside your tent. Enjoy the wonderful view while listening to the orchestra of rasping cicadas, croaking tree frogs and the intermittent call of birds and monkeys - a memorable symphony. All meals are served at the Isokun Restaurant overlooking the main pool, with a backdrop of the beautiful forest cover that surrounds the camp. The camp is uniquely laid out over the sprawling grounds that include rolling manicured greens, a virtual mini forest of indigenous shrubs and exotic trees, a large pond stocked with fish, mini bird sanctuary and an authentic Maasai village adjoining the Camp.

 

Itinerary

Day 1. New York/Nairobi, Kenya

Depart New York on your Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi. Sit back, relax, and prepare for an exhilarating adventure.

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Day 2. Nairobi, Kenya

Jambo na Karibu! With a warm Swahili welcome, you will be met and transferred to the Sarova Stanley Hotel. Relax and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Sarova Stanley Hotel

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Day 3. Nairobi

Following a leisurely breakfast, it’s time to explore Nairobi. Today’s highlights include a visit to David Sheldrick’s Elephant and Rhinoceros Orphanage where you will see how orphaned elephants are cared for before being released back into the wild. After lunch a visit to the Karen Blixen House Museum, once the home of the Danish author of “Out of Africa” Isak Dinesen. Rounding out the afternoon are stops at the Giraffe Center and shopping at the Kazuri Beads Factory. (BL)

Today your visit helps amazing wildlife conservation efforts and supports local artisans. A highlight is a tour of the beautiful Kazuri Bead Factory that employs disadvantaged members of Kenyan society, especially single mothers. Kazuri means "small and beautiful" in Swahili, and that's exactly what kind of beads they produce. The mission of the factory is to provide sustainable jobs to the local woman of Nairobi and contribute to the fair trade market.

Sarova Stanley Hotel

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Day 4. Nairobi / Samburu

After breakfast, continue to the Samburu National Reserve, arriving in time for lunch. Later this afternoon set out on a game drive in search of the rare wildlife only found north of the equator. This region provides excellent year-round game viewing including a chance to encounter the ‘Samburu five’ – reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, gerenuk, Somali ostrich & Grevy's zebra. (BLD)

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

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Day 5. Samburu National Reserve

Spend the day game viewing in Samburu and Shaba Reserves with both morning and afternoon game drives. The Ewaso Nyiro River is the lifeline for the people and animals in the area and crocodile share the banks with elephant, lion, buffalo and even the elusive leopard. (BLD)

Sarova Shaba Game Lodge

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Day 6. Samburu National Reserve / Lake Nakuru

After an early morning breakfast, continue to Lake Nakuru which is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes and home to a shifting population of over one million flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Spend the afternoon on safari in search of both black and white rhino, and you have a higher than average chance of spotting a leopard. Other wildlife includes lion, hippo, the rare Rothschild's giraffe, Colobus monkey, numerous plains game and 450 species of birds. (BLD)

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

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Day 7. Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara

After breakfast, you will be driven to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, backdrop to the “greatest wildlife spectacle on earth”, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. The Masai Mara National Reserve is an extension of the Serengeti National Park. Named for the Maasai tribes people (the traditional inhabitants of the area) and the Mara River which divides it, it is famous for its exceptional population of wildlife. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge followed by an afternoon game drive on safari in Kenya's most popular reserve. (BLD)

Sarova Mara Game Camp

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Day 8. Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend the days on safari in one of Africa's richest wildlife viewing arenas with morning and afternoon game drives. The Masai Mara National Reserve offers wonderful scenery of breathtaking vistas, panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland groves. The Mara is home to the largest population of lions in Kenya; these magnificent predators spend most of the day sleeping in the shade of Acacia trees. (BLD)

Sarova Mara Game Camp

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Day 9. Masai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy breakfast before heading out on another game viewing activity. The waters of the Mara River are home to crocodile and hippo, while the woodlands and forests are favored by leopard and elephant. The open savannah areas play host to the plains’ game. You may choose an optional visit to a Maasai village, a fantastic cultural experience (own account). Spend the evening at the lodge where colorful Maasai dance and cultural performances are offered. (BLD)

Sarova Mara Game Camp

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Day 10. Masai Mara National Reserve / Nairobi / Depart

Enjoy a final game drive on the way to the airstrip. A short flight takes you back to Nairobi and on to your airport hotel. After lunch freshen up, repack and relax in your day room. This evening transfer to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with plenty of time to check-in for your onward arrangements. (BL)

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Day 11. New York

Arrive home with a lifetime of memories!

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 15, 2023 - Jan 25, 2023
Share Twin/Double From $5,899
Single Room Supplement Starting From: $799
Departure Dates Feb 19, 2023 - Mar 1, 2023
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Single Room Supplement Starting From: $799
Departure Dates Mar 19, 2023 - Mar 29, 2023
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Single Room Supplement Starting From: $799
Departure Dates Apr 16, 2023 - Apr 26, 2023
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Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates May 21, 2023 - May 31, 2023
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Departure Dates Jun 18, 2023 - Jun 28, 2023
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Single Room Supplement Starting From: $699
Departure Dates Jun 27, 2023 - Jul 7, 2023
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Departure Dates Jul 16, 2023 - Jul 26, 2023
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Departure Dates Aug 20, 2023 - Aug 30, 2023
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Departure Dates Sep 17, 2023 - Sep 27, 2023
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Single Room Supplement Starting From: $799
Departure Dates Oct 15, 2023 - Oct 25, 2023
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Departure Dates Nov 5, 2023 - Nov 15, 2023
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Departure Dates Dec 3, 2023 - Dec 13, 2023
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**Surcharges Apply Limited no single supplement on April 16 & May 21, 2023 departures. Departs with a minimum of 4 guests.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

International airfare from New York is included in Land Arrangements. Based on space availability.

No internal air is required for this itinerary

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