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Defining the Classic African Experience

Magical Sights Safaris

Vintage Kenya Wildlife Safari and Beach Holiday

A black-maned lion on the Maasai Mara

Safari Overview

This 14 night, 15 day Safari and Beach combination takes you on a classic safari followed by a short beach extension, which provides a selection of the best of Kenya.



Accommodation is in seven hotels/lodges/camps/resorts; staying first at the Ol Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, followed by the Ark Lodge in Aberdares National Park, then Flamingo Hill Camp at Lake Nakuru, Ashnil Mara Camp in the Masai Mara, Amboseli Serena Lodge, Kilaguni Serena Lodge in Tsavo West and finally at Pinewood Beach Resort on Mombasa’s South Beach.

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 Ole Sereni Hotel for check in and an overnight stay.

Situated 160 km south of the equator, Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and boasts one of the finest climates in the world.  This modern, cosmopolitan city has modern hotel facilities and the vast array of fascinating options available throughout the city.  This ‘City in the sun’ is relatively young by global standards.

Overnight: Ole Sereni Hotel - Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast


Day 2 - Nairobi / Aberdares National Park

After your breakfast, you will depart for the Aberdare Country Club in the Aberdares National Park.  Relax at the Aberdare Country Club before lunch is served at 13:00.  At 15:00 you are transferred in a lodge vehicle to Ark lodge, one of the two famous tree hotels in the Aberdares National Park.  You will then spend the evening leisurely from the comfort of your rooms or bar/restaurant as you watch wild animals come to drink water and lick salt from the floodlit watering hole.

Overnight: Ark Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 3 - Aberdares National Park / Lake Nakuru National Park

After your breakfast, you will depart for Lake Nakuru National Park to arrive in time for check in and lunch at the Flamingo Hill Camp.  You will spend the afternoon at leisure before going for an evening game drive around the lake until dusk when you return to your camp.

There are over 400 species of birds found here, including the Greater and Lesser Flamingo.  The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley.  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, leopard, water buck, buffalo, colobus monkey and baboons are all residents here.

Overnight: Flamingo Hill Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 4 - Lake Nakuru National Park / Maasai Mara National Reserve

At 08:00 drive to via the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara, arriving in time for check in and lunch at Ashnil Mara Camp.  After lunch, spend the afternoon at leisure before going for an evening game drive until dusk when you return to your camp.

The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here.  You can easily see lion, rhino, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, warthog, hyena, jackal, wild dog, leopard, elephant and many kinds of antelope.  It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place.  This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture.  Following on their heels are the predators; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

Overnight: Ashnil Mara Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 5 - Maasai Mara National Reserve

At 06:30 take an early morning game drive in the Mara, returning to the camp for breakfast.  Spend the rest of the morning at leisure or have this opportunity to visit a local Maasai village where you will be able to interact with the local people and learn about the colourful culture of this nomadic pastoralist community.  This is optional and is at an extra cost of US$ 20.00 per person.  After lunch at the lodge you’ll have an afternoon game drive from 16:00 until dusk.

Overnight: Ashnil Mara Camp - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 6 - Maasai Mara National Reserve / Nairobi

Have a morning game drive, or take the opportunity to have an optional ride over the Mara in a hot air balloon at extra cost.

After lunch return to Nairobi arriving in the evening for check in at the Ole Sereni Hotel and freshen up.  Thereafter, you will be transferred to the renowned Carnivore Restaurant for dinner (included) and afterward return to your hotel for overnight.

Overnight: Ole Sereni Hotel - Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast


Day 7 - Nairobi / Amboseli National Park

After your breakfast, you will depart for the Amboseli National Park arriving in time for check in and lunch at the Amboseli Serena Lodge.  You will then spend the afternoon at leisure before going for an evening game drive, or at an extra cost, visit a local Maasai village.  Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 8 - Amboseli National Park

Today, spend the whole day in the Amboseli National Park with both morning and evening game drives.

Amboseli sits on the lower slopes of the 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.  Pictures of animals against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain will thrill the photography enthusiast.  Amboseli is renowned for its huge elephant herds.  You can also see buffalo, black rhino, zebra, wildebeest and other plains animals and birds.

Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 9 - Amboseli National Park / Tsavo West National Park

After your breakfast, you will depart for the Tsavo West National Park to arrive in time for check in and lunch at the Kilaguni Serena Lodge.  You will then spend the afternoon at leisure before going for the evening game drive until dusk when you return to your lodge.

At Tsavo West you can see elephant, crocodile, vervet monkey, antelope, baboon, giraffe, hippo and lion.  The park is a marvel in terms of geo-physical character and plant diversity. Mzima Springs, the source of Mombasa’s water, is located here.  These springs are recharged daily with hundreds of millions of litres of crystal clear water by underground streams emanating from the Chyulu Hills.  At Mzima, all sorts of animals gather for a drink particularly in the dry season.  You may also be able to view hippo and crocodile from the underwater glass tank.

Overnight: Kilaguni Serena Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 10 - Tsavo West National Park / Mombasa (South Beach)

You will have a very early morning game drive that will provide you with an opportunity of seeing animals not usually encountered on a daytime game drive such as spotted and striped hyena, mongoose, jackal, civet, genet, porcupine and bush baby.  You will then return to the lodge for breakfast and then spend the midmorning at leisure.  You will depart for Mombasa after lunch with brief stops along the way to arrive in time for check in at the Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa.

Overnight: Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa (Deluxe Room) - Meal Plan: Half Board


Days 11, 12, 13 & 14 - Mombasa (South Beach)

You will spend these days leisurely at your beach hotel with optional water sports activities and Mombasa excursions available at an extra cost.

Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa is a multi award-winning boutique hotel, where natural beauty and inspired design are merged to create the perfect romantic destination. Situated on the unspoiled shores of the wonderfully warm Indian Ocean, this intimate and stylish beach resort prides itself on exceptional personal service and attention. Savour fine food prepared using fresh local ingredients from their very own vegetable garden or straight from the bountiful ocean. Indulge your appetite during our daily changing delectable evening theme dinner feasts, or be pampered in your suite with your very own personal chef who caters to your every whim.

Classy colourful cocktails in the cool ocean breeze ... Pinewood’s peace and serenity let your mind escape whilst in a true paradise. Once in a lifetime memories happen at Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa ... every time.

Overnight: Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa (Deluxe Room) - Meal Plan: Half Board


Day 15 - Mombasa / Nairobi

After an early morning breakfast, take a domestic flight from Mombasa to Nairobi where you will catch your International 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 Mar to 31st Mar






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,922

US$ 3,595

US$ 3,432

US$ 3,332

US$ 3,275

Single Room Supplement

US$ 1,030

US$ 1,030

US$ 1,030

US$ 1,030

US$ 1,030







1st Apr to 30th Apr






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,640

US$ 3,310

US$ 3,147

US$ 3,050

US$ 2,985

Single Room Supplement

US$ 580

US$ 580

US$ 580

US$ 580

US$ 580







1st May to 30th Jun






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,536

US$ 3,208

US$ 3,044

US$ 2,946

US$ 2,880

Single Room Supplement

US$ 530

US$ 530

US$ 530

US$ 530

US$ 530







1st Jul to 31st Jul






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 4,204

US$ 3,876

US$ 3,715

US$ 3,614

US$ 3,549

Single Room Supplement

US$ 1,172

US$ 1,172

US$ 1,172

US$ 1,172

US$ 1,172







1st Aug to 31st Oct






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 4,275

US$ 3,948

US$ 3,784

US$ 3,685

US$ 3,620

Single Room Supplement

US$ 1,218

US$ 1,218

US$ 1,218

US$ 1,218

US$ 1,218







1st Nov to 22nd Dec






Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 3,804

US$ 3,476

US$ 3,312

US$ 3,214

US$ 3,148

Single Room Supplement

US$ 885

US$ 885

US$ 885

US$ 885

US$ 885

Safari Price Guide (2015) for a minibus with pop-up roof