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Kenya Up Close

8 days  |  Starts/Ends: Nairobi  |  from USD $5,195

Combining Kenya's rugged north, the beautiful Rift Valley, Samburu National Park, Lake Nakuru and the legendary Masai Mara, go in search of where the wild things are on a comfortable safari that packs in culture and excitement in one fell swoop.

Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Inclusions

Itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi

Welcome to Kenya! Morning arrival into Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After check in you will be taken on an excursion to visit the Karen Blixen museum and the Giraffe Centre. After which you will enjoy lunch at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden. Karen Blixen was famous for writing several books but arguably her most well known piece of work is 'Out of Africa', her memoirs of living in Africa.
Overnight: Nairobi  |  Lunch

Day 2

Samburu National Reserve

Nairobi - Samburu National Park. After breakfast drive north to Samburu National Reserve. As you enter the reserve, two beautiful mountains, Koitogor and Ololokwe present themselves forming the perfect background to your safari. Large herds of elephants, plentiful big cats, reticulated giraffes, buffalo and gerenuks also form part of the reserve’s large and diverse wildlife population. Ewaso Nyiro River is the main attraction for wildlife, but many animals are also found in the various habitats such as acacia, river forest, thorn trees and grasslands. You will arrive at your lodge for lunch, and in the afternoon, go on your first safari drive in Samburu.
Overnight: Samburu National Park   |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Samburu National Reserve

Sleep in or rise early, but we recommend getting out into bush first thing to experience prime wildlife activity. As you continue with your game drive through this scenically and wildlife dramatic reserve, watch out for the unique Grevy’s zebra or Beisa Oryx, both species only found north of the equator. Find relief from the hot African sun back at the lodge as you chill-out in the afternoon. As the day cools, you shall return to the reserve for one last game drive.
Overnight: Samburu National Park   |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 4-5

Lake Nakuru

Samburu National Park - Lake Nakuru. This morning after breakfast you depart for Lake Nakuru National Park with a stop for lunch and to admire the views at Thompson's Falls. Arriving at Lake Nakuru National Park late afternoon, enjoy a game drive before checking into your accommodation. The following day enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the park. The park was established as a sanctuary for black and white rhino, which are often seen.

Please note: Deluxe accommodation is at Lake Elementaita and a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park is included on the morning of day 5.
Overnight: Lake Nakuru/Lake Elementaita   |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 6

Masai Mara

Lake Nakuru/Elementaita - Masai Mara. This morning, after breakfast you will set off for what is possibly Africa's and the world's most famous game park, the Masai Mara.Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge after which you will take an afternoon game drive. Then return to your lodge in the late afternoon, in time to enjoy a relaxing sun downer.
Overnight: Masai Mara National Park  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Masai Mara

Rise early if you'd like to enjoy the option of a balloon safari across the Masai Mara. Take off in the crisp morning air, only to experience a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. As you silently float across the plains, forest and rivers for approximately an hour, your journey comes to end back on land but accompanied with a fully cooked champagne breakfast.

Today enjoy more game viewing in the morning and late afternoon. The Masai Mara is most famous for its large population of big cats. All members of the big five are also present in the Masai Mara and other species from hippos, zebra, antelope, gazelle, giraffe, impala, hyena and more.
Overnight: Masai Mara National Park  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Masai Mara

Masai Mara - Nairobi. After breakfast game drive through the Masai Mark en route Nairobi, arriving in time for lunch at the aptly named Carnivore Restaurant before your onward transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where tour arrangements end.

Please note: Our deluxe accommodation package includes a flight from the Mara to Nairobi.
Breakfast, Lunch

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

 
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Kenya Up Close - 8 days
USD $5195
USD $1680

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Superior Accommodation
USD $5865
USD $570
Deluxe Accommodation
USD $7455
USD $1330

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Prices are indicative and based on travel in low season in standard, superior or deluxe accommodation.

Discounts will apply if there are more 4 our more people in your travelling party, since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.

Please note that inclusions such as game activities, park fees and meals may vary dependent upon the accommodation chosen. Prices dependent upon time of travel, room availability and standard of hotels.

Trip Highlights

Nairobi - The Karen Blixen Museum
Nairobi Giraffe Centre
Lake Nakuru National Park and its spectacular flamingos
The famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi, where you can enjoy a meat feast!
Samburu National Park - renowned for its rare species of animals
Masai Mara Game Reserve - considered to be Africa’s greatest game reserve
The Great Rift Valley

Included

Arrival and departure transfer from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on day 1 and day 8
7 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 6 dinners
Deluxe package includes a domestic flight from the Masai Mara to Nairobi. Travel by road on the standard and superior package with option to upgrade to a flight.
Game drives in Nakuru National Park
Government taxes and levies
Game drives in Samburu National Park
7 nights accommodation (standard, superior or deluxe)
Transportation in a safari minivan
Services of an experienced local guide/driver
Game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve
Park entrance fees

Not Included

International flights and visas
Drinks and items of a personal nature
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Tour Details
Starts
Nairobi
Ends
Nairobi
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Standard, superior or deluxe (dependent upon your chosen itinerary)
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide/driver
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 8, Dinner: 6
Extra Tour Info
Spotting Africa's Big 5
Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5
The Great Migration
The best places and times to see the great migration
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