Kenya North & South Safari

A low-cost 7 day safari by road covering many of Kenya’s key areas including Mount Kenya, Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and the famous Masai Mara. Travel is by private vehicle just for your group (minimum 2 people) and with an expert driver-guide. Flexible departures (any day).

This one week Kenya safari is perfect for those wanting to see the best of Kenya but on a budget. Starting from Nairobi, this itinerary heads to the rugged landscape surrounding Mount Kenya, then to the open plains of Samburu, through the lakeland interior to Lake Nakuru National Park before ending in the Masai Mara, an area renowned for its big cats.

 

Summary:

1 night at Serena Mountain Lodge in the foothills of Mount Kenya, overlooking a waterhole visited by elephants, buffalo and other forest animals.

2 nights at Samburu Sopa Lodge with 3 game drives in the Samburu National Reserve giving the chance to see a wide variety of big game including some less common species not seen elsewhere.

1 night at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge in Lake Nakuru National Park with a game drive along the lake shore where there is an excellent chance of seeing rhino as well as a rare species of Giraffe and other wildlife.

2 nights at Keekorok Lodge with 3 game drives in the Maasai Mara, famous for lions, cheetahs and leopards.

Itinerary

Kenya North & South Safari: 7 days / 6 nights

Day 1

Morning pick up from Nairobi and head towards the beautiful and rugged scenery surrounding Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain. Check in to Serena Mountain Lodge in Mount Kenya National Park – an important area of protected ancient forests and a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site with diverse plant and animal life. Serena Mountain Lodge is a timbered tree hotel set on Mount Kenya’s lower slopes with wonderful views over a flood-lit water hole and salt-lick which attract many animals including elephant and buffalo. Afternoon at leisure to relax overlooking the waterhole. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge. (L, D).

 

Day 2

After breakfast at the lodge we continue to the Samburu National Reserve – a relatively remote and less-visited area away from the crowds and one that offers excellent game viewing. Check in to Samburu Sopa Lodge where we will spend 2 nights (Full Board basis). Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon Game drive in the Samburu Reserve. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge. (B, L, D).

 

Day 3

Early breakfast at the lodge followed by morning and afternoon game drives exploring Samburu National Reserve on the look-out for elephants and big cats as well as the unusual animals for which Samburu is noted such as the endangered Grevy’s Zebra and the Reticulated Giraffe. Lunch is at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge. (B, L, D).

 

Day 4

After breakfast we set off towards the stunning scenery of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, arriving at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon we head out to explore Lake Nakuru National Park. The woodland and grassland surrounding the lake are home to an abundance of wildlife including black rhino, white rhino, hippo, leopard, lion and the rare Rothschild giraffe. After a sundowner at a scenic point we head back to Sarova Lion Hill Lodge for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D).

 

Day 5

After an early breakfast we continue our safari by heading to the world-famous Maasai Mara, arriving for lunch at Keekorok Lodge where we will stay for 2 nights (Full Board). At the lodge you can observe wildlife from the Elephant Deck or at the Hippo Bar which overlooks a waterhole. Alternatively, enjoy the swimming pool or other optional activities (payable locally) such as the spa or nature walks. In the afternoon you will have a game drive in the Mara Reserve. Dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge. (B, L, D).

 

Day 6     *Optional Balloon Safari and Champagne Breakfast.

Early breakfast at the lodge followed by a morning game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve returning to the lodge for lunch. In the late afternoon you will take another game drive in the Mara Reserve. You can expect to see a wide variety of Kenya’s animals – great and small – such as elephants, buffalo, giraffe and plains game and we will go in search of the big cats for which the Mara is famous. Dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge. (B, L, D).

 

Day 7

After breakfast we transfer back to Nairobi. Drop off at the international airport for your flight home. Alternatively, fly direct from the Masai Mara to the Kenya coast to relax on the beach for a few days before flying back to Nairobi (optional and at a supplement). (B)

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KENYA NORTH & SOUTH SAFARI 6 NIGHTS DRIVING PACKAGE:PRICES IN US$ [MINIMUM 2 PAX]

Itinerary: Pick up JKI Airport in our 6 seater minivan safari vehicle and drive towards the central parts of Kenya arriving at Serena Mountain Lodge for check in and lunch. Afternoon is at leisure then later observe wildlife from your balcony as they salt lick then dinner and overnight. After breakfast drive to Samburu National Reserve arriving at Samburu Sopa Lodge for check in and lunch, afternoon game drive returning for dinner and overnight. Morning and afternoon game drives with all meals and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge. After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge for check in and lunch, afternoon game drive returning for dinner and overnight. After breakfast drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving at Keekorok Lodge for check in and lunch, afternoon game drive returning for dinner and overnight. Morning and afternoon game drives with all meals and overnight at Keekorok Lodge. Last day after breakfast drive back to Nairobi city and proceed to JKI Airport to board your departure flight back home. END OF SAFARI.

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TRAVEL DATES PRICE PER PERSON (SHARING ROOM) BASED ON GROUP SIZE: SINGLE SUPPLEMENT & CHILD RATES:
FROM TO 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 or 6 pax SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (PACKAGE) ONE CHILD 3 TO 11 YEARS| SHARING
02-Jan-19 31-Mar-19 2005 USD 1720 USD 1575 USD 1490 USD 365 USD 615 USD
01-Apr-19 15-Jun-19 1820 USD 1535 USD 1395 USD 1305 USD 115 USD 525 USD
16-Jun-19 30-Jun-19 1870 USD 1585 USD 1440 USD 1355 USD 190 USD 545 USD
01-Jul-19 15-Oct-19 2305 USD 2020 USD 1880 USD 1790 USD 565 USD 765 USD
16-Oct-19 31-Oct-19 2060 USD 1770 USD 1630 USD 1545 USD 410 USD 640 USD
01-Nov-19 21-Dec-19 1960 USD 1675 USD 1530 USD 1445 USD 340 USD 590 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

Rates provided are per person based on the number of passengers traveling in the vehicle.

Child policy:

  • Children aged 2 years and under stay free of charge but do not count towards Group Size
  • One child aged 3 to 12 years and sharing with 2 adults pays child price shown but do not count towards Group Size
  • Reductions are also available for 2 children sharing a room, or for 1 child sharing with 1 adult – please contact us for a quotation

Festive Supplements:

Serena Mountain – 24, 25, 26 & 31 Dec and 1 Jan is $43 per person per night

Samburu Sopa – 24, 25, 26 & 31 Dec and 1 Jan is $44 per person per night

Keekorok Lodge – 24, 25, 26 & 31 Dec and 1 Jan is $56 per person per night

Easter Supplements:

Serena Mountain – April 19th to 22nd (both inclusive) is $38 per person per nigh

Samburu Sopa – April 19th to 22nd (both inclusive) is $37 per person per night

Sarova Lion Hill – April 19th to 22nd (both inclusive) is $48 per person sharing per night and $124 single room supplement

Keekorok Lodge – April 19th to 22nd (both inclusive) is $50 per person per night

4X4 vehicle upgrade: UPGRADE TO 4×4 SAFARI VEHICLE on safari: $105 per vehicle per day

Extra night rate:

Extra nights can be added at any location – please contact us for a tailored quotation.

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