8-Day Safari to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Soysambu Conservancy and Masai Mara
Join this classic overland safari visiting Kenya’s most popular game parks and private conservancies, rich in wildlife, magnificent scenery and captivating culture.
*All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes and departure taxes fees are included. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists on +254724245950.
1. Nairobi Serena Hotel
The Nairobi Serena Hotel offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa’s most vibrant capital cities. The interior décor reflects an entirely pan-African theme featuring art and inspiration from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satellite TV, minibar, telephone, hair dryer, in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Offering a wide range of dining experiences, the hotel is renowned for its Mandhari Restaurant, universally acknowledged as one of Kenya’s finest. Other amenities include a variety of eateries, bars, a lounge, a heated swimming pool and sundeck and the exclusive ‘Maisha’ Health Club and Spa.
2. Sweetwaters Serena Camp
(Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya)
Sweetwaters Serena Camp is a sheltered oasis, set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The canvas interiors and solid wood floors create the charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. All of the tents have private verandas overlooking the water hole and each has an ensuite bathroom, with hot shower and flush loo. All the tents are equipped with bathrobe, slippers, tea and coffee making facilities. Electricity is provided by a 24 hour generator. Hairdryers and safe are available at the reception desk. The camp is clustered around a water hole and the main areas are designed to take full advantage of the views. The central dining room and bar features floor to ceiling windows and a blazing log fire. The dining room serves both regional and international cuisine. The Water Hole Bar is located in a traditional ‘hide’ which overlooks the water and offers unique opportunities for wildlife viewing.
3. Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
(Soysambu Conservancy, Kenya)
Exuding breathtaking beauty, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp lies on the shoreline of the sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita. The small and exclusive camp is within the Soysambu Conservancy, a unique wildlife sanctuary, home to the Rothschild giraffe and a breeding ground for the Great White Pelican. Styled to echo the area’s rich history, the camp blends elegance with modern luxury. Each of the luxury guest tents offer views of the lake with its own private veranda. Tent amenities include telephone, wireless internet access, mini bar, electronic safe, tea & coffee making facilities, a bathroom with his & hers showers, bathrobe, slippers and hairdryer. The central dining area overlooks the swimming pool and the waterhole, while the bar has views of the lake. Laundry service is available.
4. Mara Serena Safari Lodge
(Maasai Mara, Kenya)
Set high on a bush-cloaked hill with views over the savannah and down to the hippo-filled Mara River, Mara Serena Safari Lodge stands center stage to one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife arenas, offering a ringside seat for the “greatest wildlife show on earth”, the legendary migration of the wildebeest. Designed after a traditional Maasai manyatta, the lodge blends international sophistication with raw African beauty. Each uniquely-presented room is accommodated in its own stand-alone modular unit, with uninterrupted views of the Mara River, a private balcony and spacious seating area. All rooms feature a bathroom with bathtub and shower, mini-bar, satellite TV, hair dryer and safety deposit box (available in the reception area), wireless internet access, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities. Laundry service is available. The central bar and dining areas enjoy spectacular views, as does the swimming pool and sundeck.
Day 1 – Nairobi, Kenya. Jambo na Karibu! After a warm welcome, you’ll be transported to your lovely, centrally-located hotel. Relax and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 2 – Nairobi / Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Begin your journey to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, one of East Africa's largest rhino sanctuaries. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy sweeping views of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya. Meet your ranger for an afternoon game drive into the reserve and be ready to photograph a wealth of wildlife. (BLD)
Day 3 – Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Today enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in one of Kenya's best conservation havens. Ol Pejeta is a refuge to several endangered species, including the few remaining northern white rhino in the world. You’ll also have the chance to visit Sweetwaters Chimp Sanctuary, established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. (BLD)
Day 4 – Ol Pejeta Conservancy / Lake Elmenteita. Awaken with birdsong as you leave Ol Pejeta Conservancy for Nyahururu, still referred to as “Thomson's Falls” for its stunning 237-foot-tall cascade. Travel on to the Soysambu Conservancy and your luxury camp on the shores of Lake Elmenteita. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. Hidden Gems: With over 450 bird species on the Soysambu conservancy, enjoy a birdwalk led by an experienced resident naturalist. (BLD)
Day 5 – Lake Elmenteita. After breakfast, you’ll meet your expert ranger and set out for a game drive along the shores of Lake Nakuru, renowned for its phenomenal birding. The shallow alkaline lake serves as the seasonal feeding ground for lesser and greater flamingo, and is home to many water birds including the white pelican, greater cormorant and sacred ibis. Your ranger will also seek out the bigger animals around the lake’s grasslands and rocky outcroppings, including waterbuck, baboons, and even the endangered white rhino. (BLD)
Day 6 - Lake Elmenteita / Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Enjoy an early breakfast before heading out for Maasailand and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. After stopping for lunch, continue with an afternoon game drive in the park, arriving at your lodge just as the sun sets. Gather for dinner under a blanket of stars. (BLD)
Day 7 – Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Set out early for your morning game drive. The Mara's grasslands are frequented by huge herds of plains game; prides of lions, leopard and cheetah; herds of elephants and prolific birdlife year-round. Tonight, take in your last African sunset and join your fellow travelers in a toast to your unforgettable adventure. Hidden Gems: Crown your game viewing experience in the Mara with a “Bush Breakfast” by the Mara River Hippo Pools! With a charming 'Jambo', the chefs welcome you to a wonderfully set breakfast buffet of cold cuts, fruits, cereals and hot dishes with eggs made to your specifications as you wait. The hippos keep you company and only say 'Kwaheri' (good-bye) after you have had enough. (BLD)
Day 8 - Masai Mara / Nairobi / Depart. Enjoy breakfast, before traveling back to Nairobi’s bustling city center. Arrive in the afternoon in time for lunch, and the transfer to the international airport for your departure flight. (BL)