Discovery Journey to Kenya with Serena Hotels and Lodges
I wanted to do was get back to Kenya,” said Ernest Hemingway. You will
feel the same way too! Join the vibrant club of those intoxicated with
Africa’s magic, from its beautiful landscapes and sunsets, to animals
and people whose lives have changed little over the centuries. “Do lunch”
at Mount Kenya Safari Club before setting off for exciting wildlife viewing
in Samburu, Tree Hotel, Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara. After sundown,
return to luxury lodges pampered by all the modern amenities, yet still
immersed in the magic of your natural surroundings.
Arrival at Nairobi .Your East African Shuttles & safari professional
naturalist and driver/guides will escort you to your luxurious hotel.
NAIROBI Serena luxury Hotel. (Meals,D)
Day 2 /3.Drive to Amboseli National Park, located at the foot of
Africa's highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. All around the lodge roams
the wildlife that has made East Africa legendary: lion, buffalo, cheetah,
giraffe, baboon, gazelle, and wildebeest.Each room enjoys a view of either
majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro or the expansive Amboseli plains with its herds
of elephant feeding on acacia trees. AMBOSELI SERENA SAFARI LODGE.
4/5 - Mount Kenya Safari Club/Samburu Reserve
Begin your exploration of this magnificent country as you drive on its
rugged roads, through rich farmland, en route to Samburu Reserve. Stop
for lunch at the legendary Mount Kenya Safari Club, set on the slopes
of Africa’s second highest mountain. Continue past the equator to Samburu
which lies on the hot and arid fringes of the vast northern region of
Kenya. The Reserve is within the lands of the
colorful Samburu people and home to a number of wildlife species rarely
found elsewhere in Kenya: Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk
and Beisa oryx. Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife viewing and at night
the rhythmic performance of Samburu dancers as they leap high into the
air. Learn about the research at Save the Elephants, founded by renowned
conservationist and elephant researcher Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, from
one of the researchers, and relax poolside at your beautiful lodge situated
on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River. SAMBURU Sopa SAFARI LODGE.
6 - Tree Hotel
A tree hotel is your destination today, standing at 7,200 feet on the
slopes of snow-capped Mount Kenya. Your comfortable rooms overlook a waterhole
frequented by a myriad of wildlife throughout the day and night, including
elephant, buffalo, rhino, giant forest hog, waterbuck and possibly even
a leopard or a lion. Enjoy a guided nature walk by the lodge naturalist
through the forest, where you’re likely to see rare forest birds, as well
as colobus monkeys, bushbuck and often-times elephant and buffalo. SERENA
MOUNTAIN LODGE. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Lake Nakuru/Lake Naivasha National Park
Drive to the Great Rift Valley, a geological fault-line that stretches
round one-sixth of the Earth’s circumference and is visible from outer
space. Over 2,000 feet deep and 30 miles wide with bubbling springs and
geysers, the landscape is spectacular. First stop, Lake Nakuru, the shallow
alkaline lake that is world-renowned for its huge concentration of flamingos
– at times hundreds of thousands of these exotic birds give the lake a
pink shimmering glow. Enjoy a picnic lunch and wildlife run. Continue
on to your luxurious lodge on the southern shore of beautiful Lake Naivasha,
the highest of the Rift Valley lakes that supports a thriving bird population
of over 350 species. Duties permitting enjoy a lecture by Mary Wykstra
from the Cheetah Conservation Fund Kenya, who will also join you for dinner.
LAKE NAIVASHA SOPA. (B,L,D Daily)
8/9/10 - Maasai Mara/Northern Serengeti
Set out early this morning on a boat ride on Lake Naivasha to see hippo,
freshwater lilies and a plethora of birds. Continue to the Maasai Mara
enjoying a picnic lunch along the way to Kenya’s most famous reserve,
with its classic savannah grasslands, plentiful animals and spectacular
vistas. You have three days to experience exciting wildlife viewing across
the dreamlike endless plains, home to lion, cheetah, elephant, leopard,
rhino, giraffe, zebra and hippo. There are also over 500 resident species
of birds including larks, sunbirds and the Lilac-breasted Roller. The
drama of the migration unfolds here, as each year up to two million wildebeest
and thousands of zebra with an escort of carnivores cross the plains searching
for succulent new grass, best to viewed in the Mara between late July
and mid October. MARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE. (B,L,D Daily)
11/ - Maasai Mara/Nairobi
Photograph the vibrant sunrise before driving back to Nairobi. you are
escorted to the airport for your return flights home. (B, Meals )
person sharing 2 per room (US$)
1. Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
2. All meals as provided in the itinerary.
3. Transportation in a chauffeur driven minivan with pop-up roof for easy
game viewing & photography.
4. Services of an English speaking tour/guide driver
5. Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
6. All Government taxes and levies.
7. Mineral water during game drives only
8. All arrival and departure transfers
9. 24 hours stand-by contact number
10. Guaranteed window seat in the minivan
11. Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each minivan
12. On safari accessories in the minivan: - First-aid kit, wildlife books,
binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher
1. Domestic, international airfares and departure taxes.
2. All items of personal nature such as telephone calls, fax, email etc.
3. Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s)
4. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
5. Laundry services.
6. Holiday supplement over Christmas and New Year.