Lewa, Naivasha & the Masai Mara
FURTHER JOURNEYS IN KENYA
Day 1 - Arrive Nairobi
On arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by your Red Savannah representative who will transfer you to Ole Sereni. Accommodation is booked for 1 night on a bed & breakfast basis.
Located just off Mombasa road Ole-Sereni is the only hotel in Nairobi adjoining the National Park. The title of the hotel is taken from the Maasai name for the area meaning 'place of tranquillity'. Ole-Sereni captures the essence of Nairobi, which is the only city in the world that boasts a natural game park within its environs. The hotel offers its visitors views of the game in their natural environment at the waterhole in the park from the restaurants, bar, swimming pool and other areas of the hotel. Ole-Sereni is advantageously positioned close to the Airport and the centre of Nairobi, offering personalized services to the guests.
Day 2 - 4 - Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
This morning you will be collected from Ole-Sereni hotel and transferred to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Lewa Downs. On arrival you will be met by a representative of Lewa Safari Camp who will transfer you to Lewa safari camp.
Lewa Safari Camp has a magnificent location within Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, with exceptional game viewing and remarkable views of Mt. Kenya. The camp has beautiful gardens with a large sunny veranda and swimming pool to enjoy during the day, and cosy log fires for the cooler evenings. Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is home to about 10% of Kenya's black rhino population and the largest population of Grevy's zebra in the world. Lewa re-invests all the profits made from tourism (including profits from Lewa Safari Camp) into its core programs. By visiting Lewa, you help thousands of people from different cultures improve their lives, and give their children a future, at the same time as enabling Africa's wildlife has a stable home.
Overnight: Lewa Safari Camp
Day 5 - 6 - Lake Naivasha
This morning you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Naivasha via Nairobi. On arrival you will be met by a representative of Serena Elementaita lodge and transferred to the Lake Elementaita Country Lodge in Naivasha.
Situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where thousands of birds gather together is the small and special Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp. This area of outstanding beauty, also home to many rare species of animals, is less than two hours' drive from Nairobi. Evocatively designed to resonate the area's rich history, the camp merges aristocratic elegance with contemporary luxury and offers cuisine and service of a high standard. In 1897 Baron Delamere arrived, after hiking over 1,000 km south from Berbera on the coast of Somalia. He moved to Elmenteita in 1906, where he further experimented with cattle and sheep ranching, advised and helped by the Maasai - with whom he had a great rapport. He named his farm Soysambu, Maasai for "striated rock" - Sambu is also a cow colour.
Overnight: Lake Elementaita Serena Camp
Day 7 - 9 - The Masai Mara
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for the scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival at the Mara North airstrip, you will be met by a safari guide from Elephant Pepper Camp who will transfer you to the camp with game viewing en route.
Elephant Pepper Camp is situated in the prime core of the protected Mara North Conservancy wilderness area. In the same position for 20 years, one of the original, small and exclusive tented camps, Elephant Pepper is situated away from other lodges, in the heart of the African bush. The roomy canvas tents are comfortably furnished, including ensuite bathrooms with flush loos and traditional safari showers. Nothing can beat sitting around the campfire listening to the sounds of the African night. Enjoying prolonged game drives in the best prepared 4x4 game drive vehicles, guests partake in the most exceptional wildlife experience in the world. Elephant Pepper Camp brings people back to nature, with no traffic, no permanent structures, just the sounds and sights of the African bush.
Overnight: Elephant Pepper Camp
Day 10 - Depart
After an early lunch, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi for your onward international flight.
From £3,795 / $6,388 per person for land arrangements only, based on two people sharing.
OPTIONAL BEACH EXTENSION
Day 10 - 13 Optional Beach Extension
After an early lunch, you will be transferred to the Mombasa Air scheduled flight to Ukunda departing at 14h00. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Kinondo Kwetu.
Home to Ida and Filip Andersson, a Swedish family related to the famed Baron Blixen, Kinondo Kwetu is often described as a 'home away from home' - a heaven for those wanting a more individual experience on the Kenyan coast. Located on a peaceful private beach south of Diani, Kinondo Kwetu is classified as a 'Kaya' area (protected by the National Museum) due to its surrounding holy forests and sacred land. Kinondo's range of accommodation are all surrounded by shady, lush gardens, and just a few steps from the beautiful white sandy beach. As well as swimming in the Indian Ocean and relaxing in the sun, Kinondo Kwetu can arrange a variety of activities- from land activities such as horse riding, game drives and Yoga Weeks to water-sports such as deep sea fishing, kite surfing, and scuba diving.
Overnight: Kinondo Kwetu
Day 14 - Depart
After lunch, you will be transferred to the airstrip for the Safarilink scheduled flight back to Nairobi. You will be met and transferred either for dinner before your international flight, or straight to the international airport for your international flight home.
PRICING - INCLUDING BEACH EXTENSION
From £5,550/ $9,342 per person for land arrangements only, based on two people sharing.
All of our itineraries are tailor-made according to the interests of our clients and the above itinerary is an example only. Please contact our Africa specialist, Chris Evans, for your own tailor-made holiday to Kenya on +44 (0)1242 787806.