Experience Kenyan wildlife right in front of your eyes!
Visit Masai Mara - home to the Big Five - elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard!
African safari lodges
Relax in style at fine African safari lodges
Enjoy a spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli
If you’re an intrepid traveller trying to track down the best African safari, look no further; our Kenya safari adventure is what an explorer’s dreams are made of. 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!
Welcome to fabulous Kenya! Upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport, we’ll proceed through immigration, collect our luggage and transfer to our hotel.
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 a welcome drink and dinner with other Solos guests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After an early breakfast at the lodge we will drive to Nairobi. On arrival we will 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 the Carnivore restaurant for a farewell dinner.
After breakfast at the hotel we will have a day at leisure before our late evening flight home. We can leave our bags at our partner’s lounge where we can relax and buy refreshments before our early evening transfer to the airport.
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
Hotel Name/s: Amboseli Serena Lodge 4*
Address: Amboseli National Park, Kajiado, Kenya
Telephone: +254 732 123333
Hotel Name/s: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge 4*
Address: Nakuru, Kenya
Telephone: +254 704 300301
Hotel Name/s: Keekorok Lodge 4*
Address: Masai Mara, C14 – Masai Mara Natl Reserve, Keekorok, Kenya
Telephone: +254 20 4450636
Hotel Name/s: Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Address: Off Malindi Road, Mombasa County, Mombasa, Kenya
Telephone: +254 709 111000
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.
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.
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.
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.
A sightseeing programme is included in your touring package.
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.
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.
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.
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January||26 °C||16 °C|
|February - March||27 °C||16 °C|
|April - May||24 °C||15 °C|
|June||23 °C||14 °C|
|July - August||22 °C||13 °C|
|September||25 °C||13 °C|
|October||26 °C||15 °C|
|November - December||24 °C||16 °C|
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