10 Days
Air-Inclusive

Overview

From the open plains of Masai Mara, the shimmery pink waters of Lake Nakuru and the swamps of Amboseli, this safari takes in three of the most picturesque regions in Kenya.


Itinerary

Day 1

TRAVELING

Depart from New York JFK on your South African Airways flight.

Day 2

NAIROBI

In Johannesburg, connect to your flight to Nairobi.

Upon arrival into Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to the Safari Park Hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Safari Park Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 3

NAIROBI - MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment on the road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. On the way spot the charming chapel built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok; continue your travels across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch set off on your first game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 4

Masai Mara National Reserve

Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp mid-morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive and visit to the Masai Village, returning to the lodge as the sunsets. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning balloon safari at a supplementary cost.)

Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 5

Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. Once in the park, view game en route to the lodge. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes. It is also home to black and white rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 6

Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park

Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on road conditions) and continue south towards Amboseli, arriving at your lodge by late afternoon.

Overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 7

Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, depart for a full day game drive; later enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to the lodge early evening, giving time to unwind in your room or lounge, or even take a quick dip in the pool before dinner.

Overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 8

Amboseli – Nairobi

Following an early breakfast, catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. From here turn north across the beautiful and seemingly never ending Athi Plains, arriving in Kenya's bustling capital city of Nairobi by mid-day. Once in the city, clients will be transferred to Eka Hotel. Lunch and dinner on own arrangements. Rest of afternoon on own arrangements.

Overnight Eka Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 9

DEPARTURE

After breakfast, you will be transferred and transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg and connecting flight to the United States.

Day 10

TRAVELING

Arrive at New York JFK airport.


Includes

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York JFK to Johannesburg; regional coach air in Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg – Nairobi – Johannesburg); Meet and greet services; Airport transfers in safari minibus or mini coach on shared basis; All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English/Bilingual (French, German, Italian or Spanish) speaking driver-guide on shared basis; Guaranteed window seat; Meals and accommodation as specified; All park fees and government taxes; ½ litre bottle water per person per day on game drives


Excludes

Visas; Airport taxes (clients pay direct); Driver-guide gratuities; Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage; Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance; Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature; Balloon safari