Tours in Africa, East Africa, Nairobi & Kenya

The Plains of Africa - Kenya Wildlife Safari - 13 days

Save $500 pp on selected dates!

Get ready for an amazing safari adventure as you explore Kenya’s wildlife and stunning natural vistas. During your exploration, discover the thriving culture and natural wonders that make this one of the most popular African countries to visit.

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$5,444PP
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DURATION
12 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Day tours
  • Selected meals
  • Daily breakfast
  • Selected entry fees

About this holiday

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Read on for the amazing day-by-day itinerary...

Numerous safari game drives bring you in search of the “Big 5”- lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros.

You’ll also visit the Rothschild Giraffe Sanctuary. Your stay inside the beautiful Masai Mara Game Reserve features a traditional bush dinner with Masai dance performance and full day game drive. See all the stunning sights and gorgeous beauty of Kenya on this unforgettable adventure.

For a full breakdown of this amazing holiday, scroll down to the "itinerary" section below.

Inclusions

  • 33 meals - 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Savour a traditional dinner in the African bush with Masai entertainment
  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the bush, surrounded by nature
  • See Rothschild giraffes up-close as you feed them from a platform.
  • Learn about the culture and traditions of the Samburu people.
  • Make a stop at a Masai village to get to know the people.
  • Set out on numerous game drives in search of lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos.
  • View wildlife up-close from your treetop lodge, The Ark.
  • Explore the farmhouse of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa.
  • Pause to take photos as you cross the Equator

Accommodation

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Elephants outside The Ark, Kenya
  • Aberdare Country Club
  • Sarova Shaba Lodge
  • The Ark
  • Sarova Lion Hill
  • Sarova Mara Tented Camp
  • The Sarova Stanley
  • Ol Tukai Lodge

Travel dates

Land only pricing:

07-19 Jun 2019 - $5444 pp twin / $5894 Solo (was $5944 pp twin / $6394 solo - save $500 pp)

09-21 Aug 2019 - $7444 pp twin / $9744 Solo

16-28 Aug 2019 - $6944 pp twin / $9244 Solo (was $7444 pp twin / $9744 solo - save $500 pp)

30 Aug-11 Sep 2019 - $7444 pp win / $9744 Solo

06-18 Sep 2019 - $7444 pp twin / $9744 Solo

13-25 Sep 2019 - $7444 pp twin / $9744 Solo

20 Sep-02 Oct 2019 - $7444 pp twin / $9744 Solo

25 Oct-06 Nov 2019 - $7444 pp twin / $9744 Solo

01-13 Nov 2019 - $6744 pp twin / $8344 Solo

04-16 Nov 2019 - $6744 pp twin / $8344 Solo

08-20 Nov 2019 - $6744 pp twin / $8344 Solo

15-27 Nov 2019 - $6744 pp twin / $8344 Solo

06-18 Dec 2019 - $6744 pp twin / $8344 Solo

17-29 Dec 2019 - $6744 pp twin / $8344 Solo

Call our friendly team on 1300 414 198 to book your seat and don't forget to ask about airfares and travel insurance too!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi
The tour begins in Nairobi Kenya Arrive in Nairobi, the safari capital of 
Africa, for your overnight stay. The Sarova Stanley Hotel launched into Kenyan history in 1902 as Nairobi’s first luxury hotel and was home to the beginning of Nairobi’s first and only stock exchange. 

Accommodation:The Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi

Day 2: Nairobi -Aberdare National Park 
Today we set off for the mountainous region of Aberdare National Park. This ecologically diverse area boasts lush valleys and peaks reaching 14,000 feet. Arrive at your hotel situated on the slope of Mweiga Hill overlooking the park. Keep an eye out for the giraffes that welcome you to the lodge. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the amenities of the lodge; perhaps you’ll take a nature walk or enjoy a round of golf!

Accommodation: Aberdare Country Club, Aberdare National Park

Day 3: Aberdare National Park- Buffalo Springs Reserve - Shaba National Reserve
Begin your adventure at the Shaba, Samburu and Buffalo Springs reserves - home to some of Africa’s most exotic wildlife including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra, two species only found north of the equator. Arrive at Shaba National Reserve, your home for the next  two nights. After lunch, it’s on to Buffalo Springs for a game drive to begin  your search for the “Big 5.” Tonight, learn about the culture and traditions of the Samburu – an ethnic group related to the Masai.

Accommodation: Sarova Shaba Lodge, Samburu National Reserve

Day 4: Shaba Reserve  - Samburu National Reserve - Shaba Reserve
Bring your camera as you continue searching for the elusive “Big 5” on a morning game drive through the rugged Samburu National Reserve. The striking contrast of sand, sky and bush will leave you breathless. After lunch at the lodge, continue on an afternoon game drive in Shaba, watching for the spectacular local birds; over 350 species of birds are known to inhabit the reserve. Watch for the desert rose plant, splashing colour against its natural surroundings. Your day comes to a close on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro River. Sit back and relax as the sun sets on the horizon, partaking in a traditional Sundowner.

Accommodation: Sarova Shaba Lodge, Samburu National Reserve

Day 5: Shaba Reserve - Aberdare National Park
Return to Aberdare for an unforgettable experience in a treetop lodge. This national park received its name from Lord Aberdare, one of the founding members of the Royal Geographical Society. Your lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife all night long. Get an up-close look at the wildlife from the four viewing decks that provide an unmatched opportunity for game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. Sit back and let the animals come to you!

Accommodation: The Ark, Aberdare National Park

Day 6: Aberdare National Park - Lake Nakuru 
This morning, drive past the mountains via the spectacular Nyahururu waterfalls, then make a photo stop at the Equator. Arrive at the floor of the Great Rift Valley and continue your search for the “Big 5” during your time at Lake Nakuru.

Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill, Nakuru

Day 7: Lake Nakuru 
After your morning game drive, Savour a traditional breakfast in the bush. Then, enjoy some time to relax and enjoy the amenities at the lodge. Your exciting afternoon game drive returns to the lodge before sunset.

Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill, Nakuru

Day 8: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve 
This morning, travel to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Masai Mara – an extension of the great Serengeti Plain – is considered the most stunning game viewing spot in all of Kenya: lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants and other wildlife reside here. Your tent provides all the deluxe amenities of a lodge, complete with the adventure of the wild. Visit a Masai village prior to your game drive. Tonight, enjoy a traditional bush dinner featuring a Masai dance performance.

Accommodation: Sarova Mara Tented Camp, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 9: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Further enjoy the Masai Mara with both morning and afternoon game drives. Pause along the way to rest and enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to your hotel to watch the sun set.

Accommodation: Sarova Mara Tented Camp, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 10: Masai Mara to Nairobi 
After breakfast, return to Nairobi and travel to Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi to visit the farmhouse of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Experience the local wildlife firsthand as you have the opportunity to feed the endangered Rothschild giraffes from a raised platform at the Giraffe Sanctuary.

Accommodation: The Sarova Stanley, Nairobi

Day 11: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park
This morning we depart Nairobi for Amboseli National Park, famous for its open plains where lions and elephants roam. The breathtaking snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro dominates the landscape. Enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Ol Tukai Loge, Amboseli

Day 12: Amboseli National Park
Further explore Amboseli National Park with two game drives – your final chance to see the “Big 5.” 

Accommodation: Ol Tukai Loge, Amboseli

Day 13: Amboseli National Park - Nairobi 
Return to Nairobi where a day room* has been reserved for you to freshen up prior to your departure for home.

Pre- and post-tour accommodation can also be arranged if you'd like to extend your African experience!

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