MAGICAL KENYA
MAGICAL KENYA
14 Day tour from $4,999
MASAI MARA • AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK • LAKE ELMENTEITA
INCLUDING FLIGHTS ON SELECTED DATES IN 2019

Vibrant cities bursting with life, a pride of lions stalking the grassy plains, the snow-capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro looming in the distance; Kenya is a photographer’s dream come true. From the wilds of the vast Masai Mara National Reserve to the serene beaches of Diani near Mombasa, this package will showcase the beauty, the history, and the culture of Kenya like never before.

Experience the magic, mystery and excitement of Kenya on this 14 day package visiting Nairobi, Mombasa, the Amboseli National Park, and beyond. Go in search of lions, elephants, buffalo and more on up to three game drives within the Masai Mara National Reserve. Witness an incredible array of birdlife at Lake Elmenteita, a UNESCO listed site renowned for its biodiversity. Experience the wonders of Amboseli National Park, with Mt Kilimanjaro looming in the distance.

View animals grazing within the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, plant a tree to leave a lasting mark on Kenya, and spend three days at leisure on the beaches of Diani near Mombasa. This once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan adventure includes return international flights; 11 nights in hotels, boutique lodges and tented camps; English-speaking tour leader and guides; 31 meals and so much more.

Tour Highlights
  • Discover the highlights of magical Kenya
  • Experience up to three safari drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Spot lions, giraffes, cheetahs, impala and more
  • Experience a full day game drive in the biodiverse Amboseli National Park
  • Witness the majesty of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting)
  • Spot wild animals on a game drive in Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Leave a lasting memory at the Sanctuary by planting a tree
  • Travel across the vast plains of the Rift Valley
  • Look for flamingoes at the UNESCO listed Lake Elmenteita
  • Learn about flora and fauna of Lake Elmenteita on a guided walk
  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Diani near Mombasa
  • Enjoy small group touring
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    MASAI MARA • AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK • LAKE ELMENTEITA

  • When
    :

    ON SELECTED DATES IN 2019

  • What
    :

    HISTORY AND CULTURE, NATURE AND WILDLIFE

Itinerary

Today depart Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth for Nairobi, Kenya. Fly with airlines such as Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Virgin Australia and Emirates to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Welcome to Nairobi. Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation.

Overnight: The Panari Hotel, Nairobi
Meals included: None

Today you will leave Nairobi and travel towards Narok and the Masai Mara National Reserve. Along the way you will pass the impressive Longonot Earth Station, a terrestrial terminal used to communicate with satellites. You will reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. This afternoon set off on your first game drive, returning to the camp as the sun sets.

Sentrim Mara Camp is located in a conservancy bordering the Masai Mara Game Reserve with game drives in both locations. The Mara Plains are teeming with wild animals such as lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo, as well as wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, impala and Thomson’s gazelle. The birdlife is also incredibly diverse, with a myriad of species including eagles, ostriches, storks, and more than 50 different birds of prey regularly sighted. It’s a nature lover’s paradise.

Overnight: Sentrim Mara Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Following an early breakfast, depart for a game drive, or take the opportunity to enjoy an optional early morning Balloon Safari (not included). Please note: guests choosing the optional activity will not receive the full game drive however they will be collected en route) before returning mid-morning to the camp.

After some down time, set off for another game drive in the afternoon. As the sun sets, return to the camp and settle back for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Sentrim Mara Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

After breakfast, leave Masai Mara National Reserve and travel across the ‘breadbasket of Kenya’ towards Narok, admiring the patchwork of wheat and barley fields that covers the landscape. Continue across the vast plains of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle.

Arrive at your lodge in Lake Elmenteita around midday. Following lunch, set off for a guided walk along the shores of this UNESCO World Heritage Listed lake. The lake is home to over 400 species of bird, including flamingoes which congregate en mass along its shores. Elmenteita also attracts zebra, gazelle, eland antelope, and families of warthog. Return to the lodge for dinner and an evening of leisure.

Overnight: Sentrim Elmenteita Lodge, Lake Elmenteita
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

After an early breakfast, proceed to Nairobi for lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on conditions) and continue south towards Amboseli, before arriving at your camp in the afternoon. Sentrim Amboseli is located on the border of Amboseli National Park, near the Kimana Gate. The luxurious and comfortable tents are evenly spread out with a fantastic view of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Frequently sighted species within the park include African bush elephants, Cape buffalo, impala, Masai lions, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Masai giraffes, plains zebras, and blue wildebeest.

Overnight: Sentrim Amboseli Camp, Amboseli National Park
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Head out for a full day game drive after breakfast, and enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, return to the lodge where you will have time to unwind in your room or enjoy a swim in the pool before dinner.

Overnight: Sentrim Amboseli Camp, Amboseli National Park
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

After an early breakfast, take in your last view of Mt Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. From here travel east past Tsavo National Park to the private Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary covers an area of 110 square km and is home to cape buffalo, African bush elephant, African leopard, Masai lion, Tanzanian cheetah, Masai giraffe, zebra, hartebeest, impala, waterbuck, Thomson’s gazelle, lesser kudu, and dik-dik – the world’s smallest antelope.

Arrive for lunch and then enjoy a game drive through the sanctuary. This afternoon take the opportunity to plant a tree and leave a lasting mark in the sanctuary. Continue to the lodge for dinner and enjoy game viewing over the watering hole with the flood lights.

Overnight: Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, Taita Hills Sanctuary
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

After an early breakfast, drive through the Sanctuary to the city of Mombasa – home to more than 1.2 million people. Continue with a ride on the Likoni Ferry to the idyllic beachside area of Diani, approx. 30km south of Mombasa.

Arrive at The Baobab Beach Resort & Spa in time for a late lunch. Set within 80 acres of tropical gardens, overlooking the vast Indian Ocean, the resort is a perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, Diani Beach
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Enjoy a free day at leisure. Simply kick back and relax, or take advantage of the range of activities offered by the resort.
Note: some activities may incur an additional cost, which is payable direct to the resort.

Overnight: Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, Diani Beach
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Today enjoy another day free at leisure.

Overnight: Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, Diani Beach
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Today enjoy another day free at leisure.

Overnight: Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, Diani Beach
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

After check out, be transferred to Mombasa Airport for your return flight back to Australia.

Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast can be arranged upon request for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Arrive in Australia

Please note: some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight scheduling.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inclusions
    FROM17 DAY TOUR
    $4,999

    INCLUSIONS

    • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/ BNE/PER
    • 5 nights hotel accommodation
    • 6 nights boutique lodge and tented camp accommodation
    • Enjoy 31 meals including all meals on safari
    • National park fees and government taxes
    • Qualified safari field rangers and trackers
    • English-speaking tour leader (day 3 to 9)
    • Airline taxes and surcharges
    • Transportation by A/C and open-air 4×4 vehicles
    • Return airport transfers
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