Wonders of Kenya Safari Holiday Vacation - 8 Days

Maasai Mara Lion Cubs Playing 

 Wonders of Kenya is a new safari that offers an in-depth look at an extraordinarily diverse range of animals and scenery Kenya has to offer. From the great flying raptors of the Mara, to the Pink Flamingos in the Rift Valley and the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro in Amboseli, this safari is exhilarating.

Overview

8 Day / 7 Nights Wonders of Kenya Safari Masai Mara Game Reserve - Lake Nakuru National Park - Mount Kenya National Park - Amboseli National Park Holiday Vacation Trip Highlights

Nairobi City – Masai Mara Game Reserve - Lake Nakuru National Park - Mount Kenya National Park - Amboseli National Park


Day 1: Nairobi City

Day 2: Nairobi City – Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 5: Lake Nakuru Lodge National Park – Mount Kenya National Park

Day 6: Mount Kenya National Park – Amboseli National Park

Day 7: Amboseli National Park

Day 8: Amboseli National Park - Nairobi City Departure


One More Reason To Book This Safari Experience

  • Stay at a fine hotel on the edge of Nairobi's Central Park and the City Centre the Nairobi Serena Hotel
  • See and head down the Great Rift Valley Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during the second world war on your way to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
  • Conduct game drives and spot the Big File, the Big cats and other wildlife found in the Masai Mara
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of the Mara plains, their abundant wildlife while relaxing, sipping Fresh fruit juices, cocktails, wines, spirits or liqueurs or even Swimming at the lodge's pool in between game drives.
  • Visit Lake Nakuru one of Kenya's most densely populated wetland National Parks and a Ramsar site.
  • See the thousands of flamingoes lining the Lake Nakuru shores feeding painting the lake shimmering flamingo pink.
  • Spot the endangered black and white rhino now protected at the Lake Nakuru National Park from poachers.
  • View wildlife at the comfort of your lodge on a veranda overlooking a water hole at the Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya National Park.
  • View wildlife drinking water up-close at a specially constricted bunker overlooking a waterhole the Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya National Park.
  • View and photograph the majestic peaks of Mount Kenya snow caps at Mount Kenya National Park.
  • View ‘the roof of Africa’ and Africa’s highest Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro snow capped peaks at the Amboseli National Park.
  • Visit the best place to see and view the Mount Kilimanjaro snow caped peeks The Amboseli National Park.
  • See the large herds of wild elephants that congregate on Lake Amboseli and the surrounding swamps, natural springs and mash land at Amboseli National Park.
  • Enjoy the scenery and landscapes of Amboseli set in the back drop of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Itinerary

The Detailed Luxury Safari Holiday Vacation Itinerary


Day 1: Nairobi City

Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Nairobi Serena Hotel

The Serena group is renowned for offering excellent hotel facilities throughout East Africa, and the Nairobi Serena is no exception. A member of the Leading hotels of the World, the Serena enjoys a location on the edge of the Central Park and the City Centre.

Shaded by the glorious Jacaranda, Bougainvillea and Acacia trees and surrounded by lush manicured gardens, the Nairobi Serena hotel provides a peaceful and luxurious retreat to travelers, business people and famous dignitaries in a bustling city. The Serena is one of the finest hotels to stay in when in Nairobi City.


Day 2: Nairobi City – Masai Mara Game Reserve

Leaving Nairobi after an early breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment.

You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara and your lodge in time for lunch. There will be an afternoon game drive.

Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

A masterful interpretation of a traditional Masai village, Mara Serena Lodge seemingly floats on a sea of savannah. A beautiful pool looks out over the wide plains. The rooms are Masai-influenced in style yet extremely comfortable.

The main dining room, where delicious meals are served, has three large domes and three small ones depicting Maasai manyattas (villages). Occasionally an African al fresco barbecue is served by the pool overlooking the Mara plains. Fresh fruit juices and cocktails, wines, spirits or liqueurs are available at the bar until late in the evening.

At Mara Serena, the views are stunning. It is on this very terrain, stretching endlessly before the lodge, that the annual migrations take place. Millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle pass through on their way to and from their alternative feeding grounds in Tanzania.


Day 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Early morning and afternoon game drives.

Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.


Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you'll 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 Maasai land.

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 Mau Escarpment, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday.

The waters at Lake Nakuru are often colored shimmering flamingo pink, from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch, depart for an afternoon game drive in Nakuru National Park.

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge on a full board basis.

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of one of Kenya's most densely populated wetland National Parks, (Ramsar site) only two leisurely hours' drive from Nairobi, through beautiful forested uplands and passing a series of lakes. On the outskirts of the bustling market town of Nakuru lies a truly remarkable national park which has achieved international fame.

Both black and white rhino are being given a new lease of life in this 188 sq km, fully-fenced park - and they are carefully protected. The present rhino population is over 50 and continuing to multiply. The Rothschild’s giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion.

The Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and the flamingos for which it is justly famous. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottages. There is a good programme of activities and evening entertainment.


Day 5: Lake Nakuru Lodge National Park – Mount Kenya National Park

Leave after breakfast and drive towards Mount Kenya arriving at Mountain Lodge for lunch. This is a tree lodge set in a forest glade with a waterhole that attracts all sorts of wildlife during the day and night. The waterhole is floodlit and there is an underground viewing platform. Overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge on a full board basis.

Serena Mountain Lodge

At 7,200 feet on the slopes of Mount Kenya, Mountain Lodge is ringed by a dense rain forest that comes alive at dusk with a myriad of sounds of creatures of all sizes. This is the adventure offered at the 42 room Mountain Lodge where animal sightings are fascinating and frequent.

A two and a half hour drive from Nairobi, Mountain Lodge is managed by Serena Hotels. The comfortable rooms have spacious verandas and private shower rooms. The game viewing is excellent. You can watch the waterhole next to the lodge throughout the day and at night. Local game includes elephant, buffalo, rhino and waterbuck and many birds. A specially constructed viewing bunker connects to the lodge that offers spectacular close-up views of the waterhole. Towering over the landscape are the majestic rocky peaks of Mount Kenya, providing some dramatic photographic opportunities.


Day 6: Mount Kenya National Park – Amboseli National Park

An early morning start takes you to Nairobi for lunch.  After Lunch continue to Amboseli for a game drive enroute to your lodge.

Overnight Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge on full board basis

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

In the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, beside a copse of giant Acacia trees and a gently flowing natural spring, stands Amboseli Serena - one of Africa's finest safari lodges. All around the lodge roams the big game that have made East Africa legendary - lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle and wildebeest. More wild elephant can be seen in Amboseli National Park than almost anywhere else on the continent.


Day 7: Amboseli National Park

Morning and Afternoon game drives.

Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.


Day 8: Amboseli National Park - Nairobi City Departure

After breakfast you’ll depart for Nairobi. You’ll arrive into Kenya’s bustling capital at midday. Once in the city, you will be dropped off at a city centre hotel or the airport for your ongoing travel arrangements.

Prices and Inclusions

Prices

Please treat the prices shown as a price estimate. Your final price might go up or down following seasonal prices in the different lodges, camps and resorts. All prices indicated are per person, based on 2 persons sharing a room, and on estimated high season rates.


Rates Include

  • Meet and greet services
  • All transport and game drives on road safaris will be in a modern safari cruiser (with seven window seats) with an English speaking driver-guide on shared basis
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • ½ liter bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives

Rates Exclude

  • Visas and international flights
  • Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
  • Driver-guide gratuities
  • Drinks, dining rooms tips, porter age
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature

 

How To Book

  1. Contact a destination specialist

Whether you wish to book this holiday vacation or wish plan your holiday trip around this itinerary idea or you have other ideas, please do get in touch by filling the booking form below or online contacts page. If using our booking form or online contacts page, an And Africa Travel safari destination specialist will contact you by email to discuss your requirements.

  1. Discuss your requirements

Our destination safari specialists have the first hand knowledge about Africa, required to put your holiday plans into action. They can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes, needs, likes and budget.

  1. Refine your tailor-made custom itinerary

Your safari specialist will carefully design your holiday trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive on email. Your safari specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.

  1. Confirmation

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 40% of the total cost of your trip.

  1. Staying in touch

Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call your safari specialist at any time. The same safari specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.

  1. The Online Booking Form

Please complete the enquiry form below in as much detail as possible and one of our safari specialists will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours (48 hours on a weekend) with free, no-obligation advice, or a quote if appropriate.

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