Three giants

Join us on a holiday to ‘the’ land of safaris that takes you to national parks and sanctuaries teeming with Kenyan wildlife. Admire Mount Kilimanjaro from afar while keeping your eyes peeled for the elusive Big Five and soak up the sunshine at Mombasa Beach!

Zebras at Maasai Mara parkland located on the border of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. See my other photos from Kenya:  http://…

Why go?

  • Experience Kenyan wildlife right in front of your eyes!
  • Enjoy a spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli
  • Visit Masai Mara - home to the Big Five - elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard!
  • Relax in style at fine African safari lodges
  • Soak up the sunshine at Mombasa Beach
  • Read our blog post to find out why you should visit Kenya in 2020!

Itinerary

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  • Accommodation
  • MEALS No meals included

Welcome to fabulous Kenya! Upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport, we’ll proceed through immigration, collect our luggage and transfer to Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden for lunch. After lunch, we will visit Karen Blixon’s  house and the Giraffe Centre before later transferring to our hotel in Nairobi. Dinner at Carnivore restaurant. Overnight Nairobi

  • Accommodation 4 * Tamarind Tree Hotel
  • MEALS Lunch & Dinner included

After breakfast at our hotel we will drive to Amboseli National Park, a park that’s famous for its breath-taking views of Kilimanjaro. The park also shelters over 420 species of birds. We will enjoy lunch at the lodge before setting off on an afternoon game drive. Afterwards we will return to the lodge and enjoy  dinner with other Solos guests. Overnight Amboseli National Park

  • Accommodation 4 * Amboseli Serena Lodge
  • MEALS All meals included

Today we’ll rise early to witness spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro before the clouds build up over the summit. In the morning, we’ll set off for a game drive; Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife, including everything from wildebeest to giraffes to baboons. Midday finds us at our lodge for lunch and an afternoon rest, followed by another game drive. In the evening, we will gather together for dinner. Overnight Amboseli National Park

  • Accommodation 4 * Amboseli Serena Lodge
  • MEALS All meals included

After an early breakfast we will drive to the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha, arriving at the lodge in time for lunch. Afterwards we will enjoy an afternoon boat ride in Lake Naivasha with a magnificent view of Mount Longonot, hippos and over 400 species of birds on the island – a perfect photo opportunity! The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight Naivasha

  • Accommodation 4 * Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
  • MEALS All meals included

After an early breakfast we will depart and drive overland to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve - Kenya's finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary, where gentle rolling grassland ensures animals are never out of sight. The climate here is gentle and rarely too hot with well spread rainfall all year round. We will arrive in time for lunch at our lodge. Afterwards we will enjoy an extensive game drive in the reserve. Overnight Masai Mara

  • Accommodation 4 * Keekorok Lodge
  • MEALS All meals included

Today we can enjoy an optional (extra cost) early morning hot air balloon flight over the Mara Plains followed by a bubbly bush breakfast, or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Mid-morning we will enjoy a game drive in the reserve followed by lunch at the lodge. Come late afternoon, we will head out for an extensive game drive in the reserve. Overnight Masai Mara

  • Accommodation 4 * Keekorok Lodge
  • MEALS All meals included

After an early breakfast at the lodge we will drive to Nairobi (picnic lunch boxes are included). On arrival we will transfer to Nairobi Train Station for transfer to Mombasa. Overnight Mombasa

  • Accommodation 4 * Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & SPA
  • MEALS All meals included

Today is free for you to spend how you wish. You can chill with a refreshing drink by the sea or pool. Choose from our hotel's themed superb restaurants, the trendy and chic Lido lounge or the exclusive Cocos Beach Bar, overlooking the serene Indian ocean beach. There are also five outdoor swimming pools with water slides, springboard and diving boards as well as a variety of exciting water sports and SPA (additional cost).

  • Accommodation 4 * Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & SPA
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast we will have some free time before check out. After lunch we will transfer to the Mombasa airport for our flight back to the UK. Arriving London the next day.

  • Accommodation 4 * Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & SPA
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included
  • Accommodation
  • MEALS No meals included

More to explore

  • Choose to fly on hot air balloon over the Mara Plains followed by a bubbly bush breakfast!
TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 3 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Temperature:
Nairobi 22°C Jan- April, 20°C May, 19°C Jun-Aug, 20°C Sep-Dec

Approx. Flight Time

12 hours

What’s included:

  • Scheduled return flights from London/Nairobi; Mombasa/London & transfers
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels and lodges
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Full Board: 11 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 11 dinners
  • A welcome drink 
  • All transfers and game drives conducted in exclusive 4x4 WD Land cruisers
  • All park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Services of professional English speaking driver guides
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day while on safari
  • Boat ride in Lake Naivasha
  • First Class train ticket Nairobi - Mombasa 
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

 What’s extra:

  • Insurance - see here
  • Expenses of a personal nature e.g. tips, laundry, tobacco and drinks
  • Tips and porterage
  • Any extras incurred at the lodges/hotels
  • Kenya visa currently $51 (recommended to apply before travel)

Useful Information

Visa
You need a visa to enter Kenya. You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. To minimise time spent queuing at the airport, get a visa before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the evisas website. You can also apply for these, and other types of visa, at the Kenya High Commission in London. For more information, see the website of the Kenya High Commission. More info.

Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your sole responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant embassies and/or consulates of the countries in which you are planning to travel.

HOTEL(S) CONTACT DETAILS
Hotel Name/s: Tamarind Tree Hotel 4*
Address: Langata Road/Near Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Telephone: +254 709 240000
Website: http://tamarindtree-hotels.com/
Email: Central.reservations@tamarind.co.ke

Hotel Name/s: Amboseli Serena Lodge 4*
Address: Amboseli National Park, Kajiado, Kenya
Telephone: +254 732 123333
Website: https://www.serenahotels.com/serenaamboseli/en/default.html
Email: amboseli@serena.co.ke

Hotel Name/s: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge 4*
Address: Nakuru, Kenya
Telephone: +254 704 300301
Website: http://www.sopalodges.com/lake-naivasha-sopa-lodge/overview
Email: info@sopalodges.com

Hotel Name/s: Keekorok Lodge 4*
Address: Masai Mara, C14 – Masai Mara Natl Reserve, Keekorok, Kenya
Telephone: +254 20 4450636
Website: http://www.keekorok-lodge.com/
Email: info@sunafricanhotels.com

Hotel Name/s: Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Address: Off Malindi Road, Mombasa County, Mombasa, Kenya
Telephone: +254 709 111000
Website: https://www.sarovahotels.com/whitesands-mombasa/
Email: centralreservations@sarovahotels.com

Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Kenya. Make sure you have two blank pages in your passport on arrival.

Yellow fever certificate requirements
Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Nairobi Airport to your hotel in Nairobi is approximately 30 minutes, depending on the traffic.The transfer time from Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & SPA to Mombasa Airport is approximately 1 hour, depending on the traffic.

Currency
Kenyan shilling (KES)

US Dollars and Kenya Shillings are accepted widely. However if you have GBP and EUR they will be accepted too. Lots of places change currency. The bills at the lodges can also be paid by credit cards.

The price was always more favourable in the local currency and it was necessary to have small notes – 100 or 200 KES for tipping of porters, housekeeping etc. The best way to get the local currency is using one of the ATM’s at the airport.

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of £60.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.

Included Programme
A sightseeing programme is included in your touring package.

Optional Excursion
Full details of all the excursions available will be advised at the Information meeting. Prices may vary, depending on numbers etc and are only a guideline. Your Tour Leader will be happy to arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you. Please also note that prices are dependent on minimum numbers and may cost more if the minimum is not reached.

Hot Air Balloon flight over the Mara Plains followed by a bubbly bush breakfast £400 per person if booked before departure and approx. $450 if booked locally.

You can also visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant orphanage before our late evening flight home. It costs approx $30 per person (entrance fees + transfer) and has to be booked locally. Prices may vary, depending on numbers etc and are only a guideline.

Dress Code
The emphasis is on casual clothing for throughout. Comfortable shoes or walking boots are recommended. Dressing in layers and waterproofs to allow for changes in the weather is recommended. Please bring some warm clothing for example a fleece and warm outer jacket for the evenings and early mornings. On safari, it is advisable to wear long sleeves and trousers to provide protection against insect bites. On safari avoid clothes with very bright colours as this may irritate the animals, preferably wear clothes with brown, khaki or beige colours. Binoculars are also recommended. A cap or wide brimmed hat to protect from the sun and sunglasses are recommended.

Please note
The journeys in the jeeps are long and some approx 6 hours long but with 2 stops.
You have to be fit and agile to get in the jeeps and be able to travel for a long time.
A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/travelling, some with early starts.
The order of the itinerary and events may be subject to change
Plastic bags are banned in Kenya they are not to be brought in or carried
Hairdryers were available in all lodges except the Keekorok Lodge in Masai Mara. This is also the only lodge where the power is switched off at night. A torch is useful.
Traditionally, between the months of July and October it is thought to be the best time to witness the great migration, although this is very much dependent on the rainfall and is never guaranteed. The price difference on our September trip is reflective for this time of year.

Travel distances
Nairobi to Amboseli National Park +/- 250kms, 4 hours drive approx.
Amboseli National Park to Lake Naivasha +/- 350kms, 6 hours drive approx.
Lake Naivasha to Keekorok Lodge +/- 260kms, 5 hours drive approx.
Nairobi Train Station to Mombasa Train Station +/- 500km, 5 hours approx.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From regional flights available COMMENTS  
10 Sep 2021 23 Sep 2021 13 All Ages £4,375 BOOK

What’s included:

  • Scheduled return flights from London/Nairobi; Mombasa/London & transfers
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels and lodges
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Full Board: 11 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 11 dinners
  • A welcome drink 
  • All transfers and game drives conducted in exclusive 4x4 WD Land cruisers
  • All park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Services of professional English speaking driver guides
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day while on safari
  • Boat ride in Lake Naivasha
  • First Class train ticket Nairobi - Mombasa 
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

 What’s extra:

  • Insurance - see here
  • Expenses of a personal nature e.g. tips, laundry, tobacco and drinks
  • Tips and porterage
  • Any extras incurred at the lodges/hotels
  • Kenya visa currently $51 (recommended to apply before travel)

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