Mount Kenya to the Masai Mara (mID price point) -asilia

9 days 8 night from - $4,881.50/ pps

A perfect first-time itinerary to Kenya which includes the dramatic landscapes of Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley lakes, as well as spectacular wildlife viewing in Lake Nakuru National Park and the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Travel by road in a 4x4 safari vehicle accompanied by a professional guide, and at the end of your journey, you’ll fly in to the Masai Mara to enjoy game drives, walks, and cultural visits.

Areas: Combining 1 night Nairobi (Ole Sereni), 2 nights Mount Kenya (Mt Kenya Safari Club), 2 nights Lake Nakuru (Mbweha Camp), 3 nights Mara Naboisho Conservancy (Encounter Mara)

 
 

Dunias Camp

Dunias Camp

Day 1:

Overnight: Ole Sereni BB basis

Arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport today, where an Asilia driver will meet you and transfer you by private vehicle to your overnight hotel. We can offer a range of activities in Nairobi if you have a full day or afternoon and wish to do some sightseeing – please ask your Asilia consultant for details.

Located on the edge of Nairobi National Park, and only a ten-minute drive from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, this is a comfortable international-style hotel with 134 rooms. There is a swimming pool, spa, and gym, as well as a restaurant and bar with terrace overlooking the park, so you can look out for rhinos while you enjoy your breakfast.

day 2:

Overnight: Mount Kenya Safari Club FB basis

Your Asilia safari guide will meet you after breakfast this morning, and you will depart in your private 4x4 safari vehicle for the lower slopes of Mount Kenya. The drive will take approximately 4 hours, depending on traffic in Nairobi, passing coffee plantations and farmland on the way. Arrive in time for lunch at Mount Kenya Safari Club where you’ll stay the next two nights. This afternoon, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and views of Mount Kenya, perhaps swimming in the pool before enjoying afternoon tea, or if you prefer, enjoying a birding walk with one of the resident guides

Part of the Fairmont Hotels group, this resort has 120 rooms and facilities including a swimming pool, spa, gym, tennis courts, and 100 acres of landscaped gardens. The resort is a popular starting off point for a safari, offering the chance to enjoy some spectacular scenery while recovering from longhaul flights in comfort and style.


 

Day 3:

Overnight: Mount Kenya Safari Club FB basis

There are plenty of activities to enjoy during your stay here (some at additional cost, payable locally). You can visit the William Holden Animal Orphanage nearby which is home to rare species such as mountain bongo and white zebra as well as cheetah, black and white colobus monkeys and more. Horse riding and mountain biking are also possible.

day 4:

Overnight: Mbweha Camp FB basis

Depart after breakfast with your driver-guide, driving through the Great Rift Valley and stopping on the way to enjoy a picnic lunch, reaching Lake Nakuru in the early/mid-afternoon. Settle into your accommodation and spend the rest of the afternoon unwinding at Mbweha Camp, enjoying drinks around the firepit in the evening before dinner is served.

Mbweha Camp sits on a wildlife conservancy that borders Lake Nakuru National Park and consists of ten rustic stone cottages, an open sided lounge with firepit, and overall has a charming, relaxed atmosphere. It’s a good value for money base for exploring Lake Nakuru and the surrounding area

day 5:

Overnight: Mbweha Camp FB basis

Taking a picnic lunch with you, head out with your safari guide in your private vehicle in the early morning to go on a full day game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is home to an impressive population of white and black rhino, the rare Rothschild giraffe, and of course plentiful flamingos and pelicans on the shore of the lake, an iconic East Africa sight.

Day 6:

Overnight Encounter Mara GP basis

Enjoy breakfast in camp before you depart for the Naivasha Airstrip, an hour away, where you will say goodbye to your driver-guide. From here, you will fly to the Masai Mara by light aircraft, a flight of approximately 45 minutes (soft bags required, 15kg luggage limit per person), arriving on the beautiful Naboisho Conservancy of the Greater Masai Mara where your safari concludes. A guide will meet you here, and drive you back to camp, stopping to enjoy any wildlife sightings on the way and arriving in time to enjoy some lunch in your new surroundings. There’s time for a siesta during the heat of the day before afternoon tea is served and you can go out on an afternoon game drive (these drives are operated by the camp, and are in open vehicles and are shared with other guests in camp). The Naboisho Conservancy is home to a spectacular array of wildlife including good populations of lion, leopard and cheetah, herds of elephant and buffalo, and much more.

An authentic safari camp tucked into the trees, with 10 spacious tents. The main area looks out at a salt lick which regularly attracts everything from big cats to plains game. Enjoy game drives and community visits, and short bush walks from here.

Days 7 & 8:

Enjoy morning and afternoon shared activities from your camp, exploring the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Game drives, short bush walks* and cultural visits to the local Maasai community are included and it’s also possible and really rewarding to visit one of the camp’s partner charities, the Maa Trust which works to empower local communities through various projects, and the Kenya Wildlife Trust which studies and conserves predators in the Greater Mara region.

Day 9:

There is time for a final morning game drive in camp before you transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Nairobi’s Wilson Aerodrome (soft bags required, 15kg luggage limit per person). Here, you will be met and transferred to the international airport, a drive of approximately 1 hour depending on traffic, by an Asilia driver and vehicle, drawing an end to an incredible Kenyan safari.

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Itinerary Specifics:

Inclusions: All Internal flights & transfers, lodging & taxes, food & beverage at all camps, day & night game drives with sundowner, park and reserve fees.

Exclusions: International flights, airport taxes and visa fees, all meals and drinks not specified, tips and gratuities, items of a personal nature.

Terms & Conditions: Our rates are per person sharing PPS unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Prices are seasonal by nature and camps fill up quickly so we will make other camp suggestions should the need arise. Single supplements may apply. Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available experts. Simply click on the banners below to get your safari journey started.


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