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Magical Kenya Luxury Safari

Sunset on the Maasai Mara, Kenya

Safari Overview

This 13 night, 14 day Luxury Safari, which provides a selection of the very best of Kenya in luxurious camps / lodges / hotels.



Accommodation is in seven hotels/lodges/camps; staying first at the House of Waine in Nairobi, followed by Ol Tukai Lodge in Amboseli, then Serena Mountain Lodge in Mount Kenya National Park, Elephant bedroom Camp in Samburu, Sweetwaters Tented Camp in Ol Pejeta, Lake Elementaita Serena Luxury Camp and finally at Entumoto Private Safari Camp in the Masai Mara.

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival (Nairobi)

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International (JKI) Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by our customer care representative and transferred to the House of Waine for check in and overnight stay.

House of Waine is a family owned and run property and this is reflected in the name Waine which is made up of the initials of the family members.

Originally a family house, it was lovingly converted to a boutique hotel and eventually opened in 2004.  The interior design takes its cue from the Matriarch of the family and is imbued with a timeless elegance much like her.

House of Waine is the realisation of a generations long dream that all started with our maternal Grandfather, an entrepreneur who started a “mkahawa” or coffee shop in Mwiria Village in Meru in the 1950’s.

Overnight: House of Waine - Meal Plan: Half Board


Day 2 - Nairobi

This morning drive to Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage at the edge of Nairobi National Park, which is a nursery and rehab centre for infant elephants that have lost their families as well as rhino and occasionally zebras and other wildlife.  Proceed for lunch at Blixen’s Cottages and later visit the Karen Blixen Museum & the AFEW Giraffe Centre near Giraffe Manor where you may hand-feed the Rothschild giraffe that live there.  At 16:00 return to House of Wain and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: House of Waine - Meal Plan: Half Board


Day 3 - Nairobi / Amboseli National Park

At 07:30 and after your breakfast, you will depart for the Amboseli National Park to arrive in time for check in and lunch at the Ol Tukai Lodge. You will then spend the afternoon at leisure before going for an evening game drive till dusk when you return to your lodge.

Ol Tukai Lodge is one of the best spots in the world to watch elephant with the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.  Writers have described Ol Tukai and the surrounding Amboseli National Park ‘as a home for the Gods’.  Ol Tukai is an Eco-rated lodge having excellent outdoor and indoor facilities with its unique collection of African art.

Overnight: Ol Tukai Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 4 - Amboseli National Park

Today, you will spend the whole day in the Amboseli National Park with both morning and evening game drives.  In between, you will have an option of visiting local Maasai villages that will enable you get the chance to interact and learn about the colourful culture of this nomadic pastoralist community.

Amboseli sits on the lower slopes of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, whose peak lies across the border in Tanzania.  It is quite an experience to see Kilimanjaro hovering above the clouds in an early morning.

Overnight: Ol Tukai Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 5 - Amboseli National Park / Mount Kenya National Park

After your breakfast, you will depart for Mount Kenya National Park via Nairobi, where you will have lunch at the Nairobi Safari Park Hotel before proceeding with the drive.  Arriving in time for check in at the Serena Mountain Lodge then spend the rest of the evening at the bar or restaurant as you watch wild animals come to drink water and lick salt from the nearby floodlit water holes.

Sailing like an ark amid the primeval forests of Kenya's highest mountain, Mount Kenya, this timbered tree hotel offers champagne-clear mountain air, sweeping views across the tree-canopy, sparkling trout streams, and gentle forest walks.  Located at 2,134 metres above sea level, on the lower slopes of the mountain, the lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-sightings.  The open-air viewing-deck looks down on to its own water hole and salt-lick, which attracts numerous herds of elephant and buffalo.  There is also a tunnel leading to a photo-hide, which offers spectacular viewing and photographic opportunities just metres away from the wildlife at the water hole.

Overnight: Serena Mountain Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 6 - Mount Kenya National Park / Samburu National Park

At 08:00 and after your breakfast, you will depart for the Samburu National Park to arrive in time for check in and lunch at the Elephant Bedroom Camp.  Spend the afternoon at leisure before going for an evening game drive until dusk when you return to your camp.  Spend the rest of the evening leisurely at the bonfire as you are entertained by local Samburu dancers.

Elephant Bedroom Camp offers luxury in a setting of breathtaking beauty.  It is set along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and shaded by doum palms and other trees that make up this green belt of riverine forest.  The surrounding Samburu National Reserve is an area of spectacular scenery; its dry plains bisected by the meandering river, with the backdrop of Africa's dramatic mountains, including Mt Kenya.

Overnight: Elephant Bedroom Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 7 - Samburu National Park

Wake up before sunup and have some muffins and coffee, before you take a morning game drive.  You'll see how still and quiet the Bush is at dawn and watch it begin to stir as the sun comes up.  Keep a look out for Burchell’s Zebra and Gerenuk, a species that may make you think of ET.  You'll return to camp for a late brunch; then you'll have the option to take a safari, on-foot, to a local Samburu Village, where you'll be exposed to Samburu traditions and nomadic culture.  Head back to camp for lunch followed by a siesta, and finish up your day on an evening game drive, taking in another African sunset.

Overnight: Elephant Bedroom Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 8 - Samburu National Park / Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Depart for the privately-owned 24,000 acre reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where your drive ends and another adventure begins at your luxurious tented camp with magnificent views of Mount Kenya.  Arrive in time for check in and lunch at the Sweetwaters Serena Camp followed by an afternoon at leisure before going for an evening game viewing drive.

Overnight: Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 9 - Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Morning and afternoon game viewing drive within the conservancy.  One of only four private wildlife reserves in Kenya, your under canvas experience includes wildlife drives in search of the ‘Big Five’.  Watch a parade of elephant, giraffe, zebra and impala come to drink at the camp’s floodlit waterhole and salt lick.  Optional activities abound, you may choose to go on a night drive in search of nocturnal species, go on a nature walk or join a rhino patrol with experienced armed rangers to find and monitor black rhino.

During your stay here, you will also visit the 200-acre Chimpanzee sanctuary that has been set up here.  Although chimps are not indigenous to Kenya, the aim of the project, which was an agreement with the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute, was to set up a colony where chimps could be introduced, rehabilitated and taught to fend for themselves in an area similar to their natural living conditions.  Priority is given to orphaned and abused chimps.  The Sanctuary currently has 42 chimpanzees, including babies born in the Sanctuary. There is also a new Visitor's Information Centre at Morani's Boma.  While here, you will be treated to a guided walking safari.  At an optional cost, you can enjoy camel safaris and horse-back riding.

Overnight: Sweetwaters Luxury Luxury Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 10 - Ol Pejeta Conservancy / Lake Nakuru

Following breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru which is one of the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes and home to a shifting population of over one million flamingos.  On arrival, you will check in at the Flamingo Hill Camp for lunch before embarking on an evening game drive around the lake until dusk when you will proceed to Lake Elementaita Serena Luxury Camp for your overnight stay.

Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here.  The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley.  The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular.  From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink.  The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino.  Lion, water buck, buffalo and baboon are all residents here.

Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita, where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate, the small and exclusive Lake Elmentaita Serena Camp opened in July 2011. This area of breathtaking beauty, also home to many rare species of animals.

Overnight: Lake Elementaita Serena Luxury Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 11 - Lake Elementaita / Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, depart to Maasai Mara arriving in time for check in and lunch at lunch at Entumoto Safari Camp.  Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive before returning to your lodge later as the sun sets for dinner and overnight.

The Masai Mara is one of the best known and most visited reserves in Africa.  The park is surrounded by concession areas and tribal lands of the Maasai tribes people.  These are unfenced from the Mara and act as a buffer zone for the National Park and form part of the migration area.  The Masai Mara consists of open savannah, rolling grasslands and undulating hills.  July to September sees the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle coming from the plains of the Serengeti.  Driven by dry conditions in the Serengeti and led by the lightning and thunder to the north, huge herds of mammals cross the Tanzanian border and rivers to reach the Mara's grasslands.

Overnight: Entumoto Safari Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Days 12 & 13 - Maasai Mara National Reserve

You will spend the whole day in the Masai Mara National Game Reserve with both the morning and evening game drives.  In between, you can have an optional visit, at extra cost, to a local Maasai village where you will be able to interact and learn about the colourful culture of this nomadic pastoralist community.

If photography is your prime interest then an extension of your safari will mostly reward your quest for the perfect wildlife shot.  So captivating is the natural beauty of the savanna, scrubs, tree and cloud shadows not forgetting the Mara River and a myriad of seasonal rivulets, some hosting the Nile crocodiles and the hippopotami.  If you are lucky you can spot an endangered black rhino.  The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve in the surrounding local ranches.

Overnight: Entumoto Safari Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 13 - Lake Elementaita / Maasai Mara National Reserve

Early morning transfer to the balloon safari site, a highly-recommended optional excursion at extra cost.  You'll have the chance to see lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile and countless species of birds and the vast African plains from above.  Afterward you'll have breakfast and champagne in the middle of the Mara.  You'll then take a game drive back to the camp, where you'll have lunch.

Take it easy in the afternoon and then head out on a night game drive around your conservancy and take in some nocturnal wildlife.  Return to camp for sundowners, dinner and drinks around a campfire that looks out on the Mara.

Overnight: Cotter’s 1920’s Safari Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 14 - Departure

After your breakfast, you will depart for Nairobi, with a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley View point and arrive in time for a farewell lunch at the renowned Carnivore Restaurant.  The Carnivore is the ultimate 'Beast of a Feast’.  A variety of meat, including ostrich, crocodile and camel, is roasted over charcoal and carved at your table.  Delicious side dishes and an exceptional array of sauces complement this fixed price feast that also includes soup, a selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee.  Set in attractive tropical gardens, the service and the décor are outstanding.

Later in the evening you are transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your evening international departure flight back home.



“Safari Njema.  Kwaheri na urudi tena.” – End of Safari.  Goodbye and come back again.

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Please Note

Prices are subject to change without notice, so please ask for an up to date quotation before making commitments.

Confirmation is subject to availability at time of reservation.

In the event that the quoted accommodation is not available at the time of reservation, alternative accommodation of a similar calibre will be provided.

Number in party

2

3

4

5

6

1st Apr to 31st May






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 5,952

US$ 5,273

US$ 4,933

US$ 4,730

US$ 4,594

Single Room Supplement

US$ 529

US$ 529

US$ 529

US$ 529

US$ 529







1st Jun to 30th Jun






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 6,756

US$ 6,078

US$ 5,738

US$ 5,533

US$ 5,399

Single Room Supplement

US$ 1,205

US$ 1,205

US$ 1,205

US$ 1,205

US$ 1,205







1st Jul to 31st Oct






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 7,130

US$ 6,451

US$ 6,112

US$ 5,908

US$ 5,773

Single Room Supplement

US$ 1,354

US$ 1,354

US$ 1,354

US$ 1,354

US$ 1,354







1st Nov to 15th Dec






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 6,603

US$ 5,925

US$ 5,585

US$ 5,382

US$ 5,246

Single Room Supplement

US$ 1,173

US$ 1,173

US$ 1,173

US$ 1,173

US$ 1,173







16th Dec to 2nd Jan 2016






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 7,256

US$ 6,565

US$ 6,220

US$ 6,013

US$ 5,875

Single Room Supplement

US$ 1,379

US$ 1,379

US$ 1,379

US$ 1,379

US$ 1,379

Safari Price Guide (2015)