Special Season Offer
The package includes the following services:
- Arrival and departure Airport transfers as per itinerary
- 01 night stay at Nairobi Serena Hotel on bed and breakfast
- 02 nights on full board basis at Lake Elmenteita Safari Camp
- Eco-Walk, Lakeside breakfast and Night Game drive at Lake Elmenteita
- 02 nights stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge on full board basis
- Bush Breakfast at the Mara River Hippo Pools
- Safari transport and game drives in custom made Safari 4x4WD Land Cruiser on exclusive
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Park/Conservancy entrance fees
The package excludes the following services:
- International and Visa entry charges to Kenya
- All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips/gratuities, personal travel insurances- etc.
Price from: $1,445 per person sharing in a double/twin room
Day 1 – Arrival Nairobi
Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by a Serena Hotels Representative and transfer to the newly refurbished Nairobi Serena Hotel, where you have been booked on a bed and breakfast for the night.
The flag-ship of Serena Hotels, is newly refurbished with renovated guest rooms, new facilities including an Executive Lounge, banqueting and meeting rooms and a new Asian fusion restaurant that is an addition to the elegant Mandhari Restaurant for fine dining and the Café Maghreb, the all-day restaurant. Other facilities include the Maisha (which means ‘life’ in Swahili) Health Club and Spa, and Aksum, the Ethiopian themed bar. The hotel is well known for preserving the rich Pan-African inspired culture expressed through its interiors and unique décor accents.
Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel
Day 2 – Drive to Lake Elmenteita/Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy
Breakfast at the Nairobi Serena hotel.
After a Pre-Safari briefing and introduction to your dedicated Safari Driver Guide, depart and drive down the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley. Your driver guide will stop at strategic view-points for photography where you will come out and view the escarpment and take photos. Drive on to Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp in the Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy to arrive in the early afternoon for check-in and lunch.
Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate, is the small and exclusive Camp. This area of breathtaking beauty, is also home to many rare species of animals.
Afternoon at leisure to relax and enjoy a swim in the camp’s affinity pool overlooking the lake! Enjoy a late afternoon game viewing drive in the conservancy. This exceptionally varied and utterly pristine landscape includes vast volcanic craters, acacia woodlands, lava outcrops and many miles of winding tracks upon which you are unlikely to encounter another vehicle. So sheltered from the intrusion of mankind has this conservancy been that the wildlife exists as it has always done; and unlike in any other park, can be viewed in all its primeval splendor!
Sightings may include those of: zebra, buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe (the conservancy is home to some 150 Rothschild’s giraffe, being 10% of the world’s remaining wild population of this endangered species), lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, bat-eared fox, warthog, colobus, vervet and syke’s monkey, waterbuck, olive baboons, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, eland, bush-buck, reedbuck, dik dik and duiker among others.
All meals and overnight at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Day 3 – Lake Elmenteita/Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy
A full day in the Conservancy. The unique status of this private conservancy ensures that our guests enjoy a range of iconic safari experiences not permitted in the national parks. Our portfolio includes wilderness walks, ornithological outings, al fresco dining, atmospheric sundowner cocktails and active diversions ranging from horse-riding to mountain-bike riding. Our safari spa also offers a carefully crafted range of treatments.
The Eco Walk – The glorious diversity of the Lake Elmenteita eco-sphere means that it is best experienced on foot. Led by a professional naturalist, this gentle stroll encompasses the shore line of this utterly unrivalled Ramsar and UNESCO World Heritage Site; it also meanders deep into the golden-barked acacia woodlands. The information shared includes fascinating insights into the local flora, fauna and avifauna; the secrets of traditional medicine; local Maasai folk lore and the area’s unique colonial history. The walk also delivers a glimpse into the massive geological forces that shaped one of the greatest natural formations on earth: The Great Rift Valley.
The highlight of this morning walk is a Lakeside Breakfast. Here, our safari team will set up an impromptu kitchen, a table and a breakfast buffet. Your bespoke cooked breakfast will then be served. When you have seen your fill of all that this uniquely atmospheric spot has to offer, your naturalist will walk you back to the camp.
Lunch in the lodge with an afternoon at leisure to relax and immerse in the ambience of this delightful camp and location.You may opt to sample our Spa & Wellness experiences. We offer a wide range of spa treatments to include a portfolio of massage options and wellness treatments ranging from facials to manicures. Enjoy the treatments in our dedicated spa tent or, if you prefer, in your room or on your terrace. A menu of spa options is provided in your tent.
This evening, you will be hosted to an early dinner at 1900hrs before departing for a Night Game Drive. Traversing the moon-lit lake and exploring the acacia woodlands encircling the camp, a night game drive is the ultimate privilege, one that is not permitted in the majority of Kenya’s national parks. Our safari vehicle is equipped with a powerful spotlight operated by a skilled safari guide. Its beam captures sighting of such elusive creatures as aardvarks, spring hares, porcupines, white-tailed mongoose, bush babies, bush pigs, zorilla and honey badgers. Night hunters include lion and leopard but more likely sightings will include caracal, civet or serval cats. As for the bird life fluttering nightjars are prevalent and the occasional owl may be seen hunting for prey.
Return to the camp to refresh for a restful night!
All meals and overnight at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Day 4 – Lake Elmenteita to Masai Mara
Breakfast in the Camp. Early morning drive Masai Mara Game Reserve to arrive at your lodge, Mara Serena Safari Lodge for in the early afternoon for check-in.
Perched on the saddle of a hill, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge has one of the most spectacular views imaginable across the vast plains, forests and rivers that make up the Masai Mara – one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. The lodge has recently undergone a refurbishment and new facilities in operation include a new reception, bar lounge, an arrival lobby area and a gift shop. A Serena Maisha Health Club and Spa featuring an exciting spa menu, steam, sauna and gymnasium is also now open – an opportunity to have an experience of tranquillity and good health whilst on safari.
There is a swimming pool and the new terrace gives you an opportunity to enjoy the sweeping views of the of the expansive Masai Mara plains.
Lunch in the lodge and a free afternoon at leisure to enjoy a swim in the lodge’s swimming pool overlooking the sprawling savannah plains.Later depart for afternoon game viewing drive in the reserve. The Mara is also noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black manned males. You’ll see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as – if you’re lucky – leopard, cheetah and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents. You’re sure to see the African buffalo. Get the cameras ready, charge the batteries and enjoy yourself!
Return to the lodge to refresh for dinner.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Day 5 – Masai Mara
Full day in the Mara with morning and afternoon game drives in the Reserve at 06:30hrs and 16:00hrs respectively. Certainly the most frequented game reserve in Kenya, Maasai Mara is a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries, and punctuated by marshes and forests.
This 650 sq kilometre reserve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere considering its size. During the seasonal migrations, Maasai Mara is home to up to a million wildebeest and an equally impressive number of zebra that move into the area from neighbouring Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania.
Hippo Pool Breakfast
Crown your game viewing experience with a “Bush Breakfast” by the Mara River Hippo Pools! One cannot resist the charming “Jambo” from the chefs and Masai warriors as they welcome you to our wonderfully set breakfast buffet of cold cuts, fruits, cereals and hot dishes with eggs made to your specifications as you wait. The hippos keep you company and only say “Kwaheri” (good bye) after you have had enough.
All meals and overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Day 6 – Masai Mara to Nairobi and Departure
After an early breakfast in the lodge, depart and drive to Nairobi to arrive in the early afternoon for lunch at Café Maghreb Restaurant at Nairobi Serena Hotel compliment of Serena Hotels.
Later transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your home bound flight.
A memorable Safari experience!!
1st March – 31st March & 1st June to 30th June 2023
Each of (Per Person):
- 2pax = US$. 2,075.00 sharing in a double/twin
- 4pax = US$. 1,715.00 sharing in a double/twin
- 6pax = US$. 1,594.00 Sharing in a double/twin
- US$. 490.00 Single room supplement
1st April to 31st May 2023
Each of (Per Person):
- 2pax = US$. 1,925.00 per person sharing in a double/twin
- 4pax = US$. 1,565.00 per person sharing in a double/twin
- 6pax = US$. 1,445.00 per person sharing in a double/twin
- US$. 285.00 Single room supplement