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A Taste of Kenya

10 Days Safaris
  • Nairobi Masai Mara
  • Lake Nakuru
  • Amboseli
  • Nairobi

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An exciting lodge-based safari taking you from the foothills of Kilimanjaro to the dramatic Rift Valley lakes and the rolling plains of the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday

Depart the UK on the overnight Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi.

Day 2: Monday

This morning will be met at Nairobi airport on arrival by our uniformed staff from Rhino Safaris and transferred to the Jacaranda Hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the day at leisure, or we highly recommend the optional excursion to the Rothschild Giraffe Centre or the Sheldrick Elephant Orphange with a delicious lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden.

Day 3: Tuesday

After breakfast, head for the Masai Mara (approx 4 hours), Kenya’s premier wildlife reserve. The Masai Mara is picture-book Africa, endless plains punctuated by flat-top acacia trees and home to an array of wildlife. Check in to the Mara Sopa Lodge for the next 2 nights. After lunch, relax before embarking on an afternoon game drive. (B/L/D)

Day 4: Wednesday

Another day for more wildlife adventures with morning and afternoon game drives. (B/L/D)

Day 5: Thursday

After breakfast, head through the Kenyan countryside towards Lake Naivasha (approx 4 hours) to the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge situated on the southern shore of the lake for your 2 night stay. Lunch and afternoon at leisure to enjoy the surroundings of this lakeside lodge. (B/L/D)

Day 6: Friday

After breakfast continue to Lake Nakuru entering the park around 9:00am for a morning game drive. Lake Nakuru has a large population of protected black and white rhino, it is also home to leopard, buffalo, giraffe and over 300 species of bird. Lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge overlooking the lake followed by a further short game drive. Around 4:00pm we will leave the park and return to Lake Naivasha. Dinner and overnight Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. (B/L/D)

Day 7: Saturday

After breakfast set out on a 1 hour boat trip on Lake Naivasha. Great opportunities for spotting the resident hippo and the abundant birdlife that inhabit the lake shore. The safari returns to Nairobi stopping for an early lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. Later we will continue to Amboseli (approx 4 hours 30 minutes) for dinner and an overnight stay at Amboseli Sopa Lodge. (B/L/D)

Day 8: Sunday

Morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli, for a chance to see the famous herds of elephant that frequent this park and, if the weather is clear, we may glimpse the snow-capped summit of Kilimanjaro that gazes down on this park. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the Amboseli Sopa Lodge. (B/L/D)

Day 9: Monday

Alas, your adventures are over and it is time to head back to Nairobi arriving around lunch time (approx 5 hours). From Nairobi catch the evening Kenya Airways flight back to the UK. We highly recommend combining this tour with the Tanzania Discovery. For those who choose this option, you will be dropped at the Namanga border crossing where they will be met by our uniformed staff from Rhino Safari’s to continue to Arusha. Alternatively why not extend your stay with a few nights on the beautiful island of Zanzibar. (B) Please note: If you needed to leave any luggage in Nairobi your driver will stop and collect it today from the Jacaranda hotel.

Day 10: Tuesday

Arrive in the UK this morning.

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Prices are described as Guide prices on this website and may be higher or lower due to availability, flights (if included) and date of departure.

Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-UK and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated, not tour only. Single room and flight upgrade prices are available at a supplement.

Please note some tours are subject to minimum numbers, please call our travel experts or visit your local retail store for full details as well as our latest prices.

Tour information

Please click here to download a pdf of the tour itinerary and additional tour notes.

Pre/Post Tour Options

The first day of the tour is at leisure but if you wanted to arrive earlier extra nights are available at the Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi. We recommend a beach stay in Zanzibar or Mombasa after this safari.

Time difference

GMT +2 hours (summer) +3 hours (winter).

Tour inclusions

  • International flight with Kenya Airways in economy class, including all UK and overseas airport taxes and applicable fuel surcharges
  • Shared vehicle transport throughout in a 7 seat safari land cruiser with a driver/guide
  • Sightseeing as detailed including entrance fees, park fees and game drives
  • Road taxes, parking fees and fuel surcharges.

Tour exclusions

  • Flight upgrades and airport transfers in the UK
  • Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry or tips & gratuities
  • The required Kenyan visa
  • Anything not detailed on the itinerary.

Dining inclusions

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners.

Included activities

Tours and game drives listed in the itinerary.

Optional activities (not included and bookable locally)

  • Rothschild Giraffe Centre
  • Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Accommodation

Occasionally we may need to substitute one or more of the lodges with that of a similar standard, also adverse weather conditions could mean a lodge or itinerary needs to be altered.

Transportation

We use specially designed and strengthened, modern 4x4 safari land cruisers which have large pop-up roofs for extended wildlife viewing and photography. Safari vehicles have seven seats, all of which are window seats, so you are guaranteed a great view.

Journey times

Kenya is a vast country and hence journey times between resorts/towns can at times be long. Journey times are listed in the itinerary and are approximate.

Luggage

We recommend taking soft sided holdalls as this can be transported more easily in the 4x4 vehicles. Excess luggage can be left in Nairobi (a local nominal charge may apply). We recommend packing one bag between you for the safari and a second for your beach stay which can remain in Nairobi to be collected on return.

Group size

There is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 people per vehicle.