Explore the highlights of Kenya in this air-inclusive package. Enjoy safari in world famous Masai Mara, gaze upon Mount Kilimanjaro, view flamingos and white and black rhinos at Lake Nakuru.
Depart from New York (JFK) on your South African Airways flight to Johannesburg.
Upon arrival at Johannesburg, you will connect for your flight to Nairobi. At Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you'll clear passport control and customs before being met by your driver and transferred to the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Your evening is at leisure.
Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.
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 Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.
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 sun sets.
Please note: It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning balloon safari on this day at additional cost. Please speak with your Africa Specialist for details and pricing.
Overnight at Mara Serena Lodge on a full board basis.
Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley cover 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, stopping en route for a picnic lunch. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingos. It is also home to black and white rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Late afternoon depart to your camp situated in Soysambu Conservancy.
Overnight at Lake Elementaita Serena Camp on a full board basis.
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Following an early breakfast, leave the Rift Valley behind and proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on road conditions). Then continue south towards Amboseli, arriving at your lodge by late afternoon.
Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.
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 midday. Once in the city, you will be dropped off at Nairobi Serena Hotel for rest of day at leisure. On return from the Masai Mara you also have a choice to book optional excursions such as lunch at Carnivore Restaurant or an Out of Africa Excursion (or combine both excursions) before proceeding to your hotel.
Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
Check out after breakfast and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta InternationalAirport for onward flight to Johannesburg with connecting flight to New York JFK. Time permitting, take an optional excursion to Daphne Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage prior to transferring to the airport. Please speak with your Africa Specialist for excursion options and pricing.
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Arrive at New York JFK International Airport
Round-trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg (JNB); Regional coach air (Johannesburg - Dar es Salaam - Johannesburg); Regional coach air (Dar es Salaam - Kilimanjaro - Dar es Salaam); Charter flight(s) as per the itinerary; Accommodations and meals as per the itinerary; Transport in a 4x4 adapted exclusive safari vehicle with photo roof and guaranteed window seat; All park fees and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
Add on air from other US cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Any items of personal expense - i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry, etc; Gratuities for rangers / guides / drivers