“A wonderful introduction to the beauty and wildlife of Kenya, this private eight day safari visits Amboseli National Park, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve with multiple optional excursions.”

Seasonal Prices

November 1st – December 14th

Per person adult (4): $3,199 Children: $2,399

Single supplement: $500

January 6th – April 10th

Per person adult (4): $3,499 Children: $2,625

Single supplement: $600

June – October

Per person adult (2): $4,299 Children: $3,110

Per person adult (4): $4,099 Children: $2,970

Per person adult (6): $3,899 Children: $2,825

Single supplement: $750

Destination

Location

Kenya

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Tour Type

Private Safari

Time

Duration

8 Days

Calendar

Departure Dates

At your discretion!

airfare

International Airfare

Not included

Group

Max people

18

Summary of Wildlife:  Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Kudu, Thompsons Gazelle, Topi, Ostrich, 400+ species of birds
What’s Included
All accommodation
Transport in a luxury 4×4 safari landcruiser
Unlimited game drives in parks and reserves
Meals as noted (3 meals daily on safari (B,L,D)
All national park and conservation fees
All transportation including airport transfers
Complimentary bottled water daily
Enrollment in AMREF emergency air evacuation
 What’s not Included
Visas
International flights
Driver/guide/cook/porter gratuities
Telephone bills, laundry, and any items of a personal nature
Cost associated with activities not listed on the itinerary
Travel insurance service

DETAILED ITINERARY

Private Highlights of Kenya Serena Safari

Day One

Depart home


Day Two

Arrive Nairobi

Following your flight Odyssey Safari staff will greet you at the airport and load your bags for transport to the Nairobi Serena Hotel.

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Once you are checked in and settled, you may select an optional activity or simply relax at the camp for the trip ahead.

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Some of the possible optional activities include: Bomas of Kenya, Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Karen Blixen Museum, Tour of Downtown Nairobi, National Museum, or Langata Giraffe Center.

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Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel


Day Three

Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, our adventures in the bush begin in the spectacular Amboseli National Park. Romantically situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is famous for its tremendous variety of big game. We will arrive just in time for lunch.

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After lunch, we will conduct a game drive on your way to the lodge.

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Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife, including everything from lions, cheetah, wildebeest, and giraffes to baboons.

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Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge

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Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day Four

Explore Amboseli National Park

The day starts with breakfast followed by a morning game drive in the park. Amboseli offers opportunities such as viewing Large Herds of Elephants, nearly every vista within the park is framed by majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.

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After lunch a game-drive follows. Optional visit to a Masai village is available as this is the home of the Masai people. Here you learn about their tribal social systems, customs and the place of the Masai in today’s Africa.

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The residents live in their Manyatta, or village, much as they have for centuries and a visit gives you the opportunity to see the interior of these mud-hut homes, spotless and unadorned, contrasted with the Maasai themselves, bedecked with brilliantly colored beads and cloths.

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Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge

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Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day Five

Amboseli – Lake Naivasha

Today our adventures begin with a morning game drive to finish exploring the majestic wildlife within Amboseli National Park. Upon finishing your game drive, enjoy a delicious breakfast and prepare to depart for Lake Naivasha, arriving in time for an afternoon lunch.

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There are a wide range of optional activities to choose from to finish out your day.

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Maybe a boat ride on the lake? How about an informative nature walk at Crescent Island discovering the unique wildlife that roams within it? Or you may wish to lounge by the pool admiring the view of zebras, giraffes ad waterbuck just outside the fence.

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Overnight at Lake Elementeita Serena Camp

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Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day Six

L .Naivasha – L. Nakuru-Lake Naivasha

Today we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley. After lunch an exciting game run is planned for the afternoon. The game in this park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant.

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The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lake shores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the white Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.

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Overnight at Lake Elementeita Serena Camp

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Evening game drive – 3.00 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.

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Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day Seven

Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve

This morning we drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino.

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The Mara Game Reserve-one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see. Residents among the Parks are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousands of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.

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Take your first glimpses of the vast savannah and wildlife on your way to the camp. Lunch at the camp and then depart on an afternoon game run. The Mara Game Reserve is one of the greatest wilderness areas of the world where large mammals are varied and easy to see.

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Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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Evening game drive – 3.30 p.m. to 6.45 p.m.

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Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day Eight

Discover Masai Mara

The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today during extensive game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs.

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Wake up to the sights and sounds of one of the world’s premier wildlife destinations. In the Masai Mara Reserve live 95 species of mammals and 570 species of birds; an impressive number, making this area an unique destination for game safaris, one of the best places in all of Africa.

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Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge

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Full day game drive: 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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Meal Plan Breakfast, Box Lunch & Dinner


Day Nine

Masai Mara – Nairobi

Enjoy an early breakfast at the camp, checkout and conduct a game drive en-route with an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Maasai people to witness the singing and dancing that is part of their daily lives and sacred rituals.

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A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Transfer to Nairobi and connect with your international flight.

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Meal Plan Breakfast and Box lunch


Day 10

Arrive Home

ACCOMMODATIONS

Highlights of Kenya Serena Safari

The common operating philosophy at all Serena properties is attention to even the smallest details, exceptionally personal service and a continuous effort to meet and even foretell customer requirements. In addition, each property celebrates and reflects its area’s artistic idioms and cultural expressions with a view to giving clients a unique experience in every Serena. These values are central to Serena’s ethos and are the key elements that contribute to the strength and uniqueness of the brand.


Nairobi Serena Hotel

Beyond the bustle of Kenya’s most cosmopolitan metropolis, experience a haven of elegance and calm nestled among lush gardens at the edge of Nairobi’s Central Park. The Nairobi Serena Hotel merges business and leisure, art and gastronomy and five-star style and service.

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The warmth of a friendly smile, a superlative eye for detail and gracious service at our Nairobi hotel envelop you from the moment you arrive. While the Nairobi skyline glitters just beyond your windows and the Central Business District is just a stroll away, you’ll feel worlds removed from urban distractions in this peaceful setting.


Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge was created for adventurers with an African dream. With Mount Kilimanjaro soaring majestically just beyond the golden, acacia-specked savannah, the safari lodge offers a graceful blend of stark beauty and lavish comfort in the heart of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.

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Nestled in an acacia grove by a gentle mountain spring, our hotel, comprising a Maasai-inspired design, a garden restaurant and a palm-shaded swimming pool and sundeck, provides uninterrupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding landscape. In every detail, the ambience captures the essence of Maasai culture, warmth and indomitable spirit. The setting is breathtakingly beautiful, the wildlife abundant and the cuisine, hospitality and amenities unrivalled.

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Mornings bring stirring views of Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peaks. Whether embarking on a safari to see “The Big Five” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino), planting your very own tree as part of their Re-Forestation Programme, or enjoying a bush dinner and glass of wine as the bonfire cinders waft into the indigo night, your stay will be infused with unforgettable moments.


Lake Elementeita Serena Camp

Tucked among golden-barked acacia trees, under the shadow of ancient volcanoes, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is a truly magical setting for your safari in Kenya. You’ll find a small, immaculately maintained safari camp on the shores of glittering Lake Elmenteita in Kenya’s Soysambu Conservancy, just a two-hour drive from Nairobi and a short distance from the flamingo-filled Lake Nakuru. Here, the modern comforts of a five-star hotel blend seamlessly with the rich history and culture for which Soysambu is famous, resulting in an ambiance that is at once invitingly rustic and utterly sophisticated.

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Airy, environmentally friendly safari tents offer British Colonial décor, plush bedding with mosquito nets, bathrooms with double vanities and hot water, a large private veranda and free Wi-Fi. The stunning Flamingo Suite is tailor-made for honeymooning couples, and offers a separate bedroom, a lounge with a television and a Jacuzzi with breath-taking lake views.

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Sample the bounty of the area in the peaceful dining room, or plan an unforgettable meal in the bush, and dine amidst the conservancy’s 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. Embark on a captivating game ride, relax poolside, spoil yourself with a spa treatment or participate in one of the many activities offered within the camp.


Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Discover the Kenya safari of your dreams, a vast, gently rolling landscape of acacia-specked grasslands darkened by migrating wildebeest herds. Mara Serena Safari Lodge invites you to a world where dramatic sights and experiences are enhanced by gracious service and five-star amenities. As the only safari lodge in the famed Mara Triangle, they offer a setting matched by few other hotels in the world: perched high on a bush-cloaked hill with sweeping views of the savannah and the meandering shoreline of the Mara River.

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The lodge is designed in the style of a traditional Maasai Manyatta while offering every modern comfort. Neatly arranged rows of rooms and suites are positioned to offer uninterrupted river views from private balconies. Equally breathtaking sight-lines can be enjoyed from the restaurant and bar and rock-enclosed swimming pool.

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Enjoy exhilarating excursions deep into the Masai Mara Game Reserve with activities and adventures as intrepid as you choose to be during your stay. Savor superb chef-prepared cuisine in our onsite restaurant and with unforgettable “Bush Dining” and “Sundowner” experiences. Rediscover how special a vacation  can be with game drives, breakfasts by the hippo pool and visits to an authentic Maasai village.

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