9-day Highlights of Kenya

For those looking for a slightly different tour, this safari starts with 2 nights in Nairobi including sightseeing, before taking you to the stunning views of Mount Kenya, featuring Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the glorious and world-renowned Masai Mara Reserve and the freshwater Lake Naivasha, this road safari makes the ideal choice. It offers optimum game-viewing options visiting the highlights of Kenya’s safari destinations and the opportunity to view ‘The Big Five’ against a vivid selection of exceptionally varied backdrops.

Highlights

  • Lake Naivasha
  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Kenya
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Ole Sereni Hotel.   Dinner (not included) can be taken at the hotel or at any of the cities many restaurants.
Overnight at Ole Sereni Hotel-Superior room- (Bed and Breakfast included)

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Day 2 : Nairobi

After breakfast at the hotel, set off for a day tour(sightseeing) in Nairobi including visits to The Giraffe Center, David Sheldrick Orphanage (11.00-12.00), and finally Kazuri Bead Factory.  In between these excursions, our guide will stop at Tamambo Blixen’s Coffee Gardens where you have the option of buying lunch (self-paid). Transfer back to Ole Sereni Hotel in the afternoon to freshen up before pick up transfer for "welcome to Africa" dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant.
Overnight at Ole Sereni Hotel-Superior room- (Dinner, Bed and Breakfast included)

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Day 3 : Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After an early breakfast, drive north travelling to Nanyuki onto Ol Pejeta Conservancy.  Check-in to Sweetwaters Tented Camp. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters offers a charming blend of under canvas ambience and safari luxury. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine luxury tents, each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole. The central Rhino Restaurant, housed in the former manager's house of this once colonial farm offers both regional and international cuisine. Also, within the house is the Khashoggi Bar and lounge, which centres on a blazing log fire. The Waterhole Bar, built in the style of a game-viewing hide, overlooks the waterhole and offers unrivalled wildlife-watching
Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Camp-Standard Tent LDBB
Distance/drive time: 216 km / 3½ hours

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Day 4 : Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp. Visit the local Rhino and Chimpanzee Sanctuaries in the course of your game drives.
Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Camp-Standard Tent-LDBB

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Day 5 : Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, drive south to Lake Naivasha in time for lunch at the charmingly located Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. The lodge stands in 120 acres of lakeside land, most of which is covered in green riparian meadows, which sweep down to the shores of the lake, one of the most beautiful in the Great Rift Valley. A jetty has been built out onto the lake, from where guests can watch the antics of the hippos in the lake and experience 360-degree views, which include Crescent Island, Mount Longonot, the Mau Escarpment and the misty outline of the Aberdares. The grounds are alive with a colourful selection of birds, and the trees with monkeys.  Afternoon crescent Island walk & boat ride in Lake Naivasha (included in this safari). Alternatively, you may choose to just chill out at the lodge
Overnight at Naivasha Sopa Lodge-Standard room-LDBB
Distance/drive time: 240 km / 3½ hours

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Day 6 : Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving the lodge after breakfast, continue up the floor of Rift to arrive in the famous Masai Mara National Reserve, and at the Ilkeliani Camp.  Enjoy lunch at camp located on the edge of Talek River.  In the afternoon, enjoy your first game-drive in the Mara. World-renowned for the breath-taking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife shows on earth’, the awe-inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya’s most visited protected area. Technically an extension of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park, the Mara constitutes only 4% of the entire Serengeti ecosystem but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer one of the world’s most rewarding and evocative wildlife arenas. Returning to the camp, enjoy some relaxation on your private veranda, sundowners and dinner in the central restaurant.
All meals and overnight at Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara-Standard room-LDBB
Distance/drive time: 365 km / 5½ hours

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Day 7 – 8 : Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend all day on safari in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp.  When it comes to game-viewing, there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara. A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the ‘Big Five’ in one morning.
All meals and overnight at     Ilkeliani Camp, Masai Mara-Standard room-LDBB

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Day 9 : Departure

Breakfast at the camp before we pack up and depart for our last morning game drive in the Mara to catch our last glimpses of the resident wildlife.  Packed/box lunch en route (depends on your departure flight arrangements and that of other participants within the group).  Based on your international departure flight, time permitting have a farewell dinner at the world-famous Carnivore Restaurant, rated among the top 500 restaurants in the world.
Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight

Included

All meals as specified in the itinerary, one litre of mineral water per day
Game drives
Park fees
English speaking driver guide

Excluded

Mandatory park fees
Optional Sundowner cocktails and other activities not included in the package price