A Kenyan Safari: Kilimanjaro to Masai Mara

Classic Touring

8 Days from $4,199

Feb 2019 - Nov 2019 Departures

​Track Africa's most thrilling animals, including the 'Big Five', as you head off on safari across the vast savannahs of four national parks, including Amboseli and the Masai Mara. You'll also take in mesmerising views of Mount Kilimanjaro and relax in lodges where you're surrounded by wildlife and a touch of luxury.

Overview

What's included

​WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights full board in a shared room* in lodges of a good standard
  • All excursions included

PLUS…

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage

Included excursions

​INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

  • Journey through the Great Rift Valley
  • Game drives in Amboseli National Park with views of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara Game Reserve safaris
  • Sundowner and breakfast out in the bush

Itinerary

​Make your own way to Nairobi. On arrival, there's time to freshen up after meeting up with the rest of the group. We'll then travel by road through this bustling city and out into the peace of the Great Rift Valley. We'll arrive at our lodge, located inside Amboseli National Park, where we'll stay for two nights. After lunch we'll set off on our first included safari in this vast, wide-open landscape, which is one of the best places in the world to see elephants, as well as a host of other thrilling wildlife, not to mention fantastic views of Mount Kilimanjaro.​

​Sunrise is a great time to spot wild animals so stay alert as we head back into Amboseli for an early-morning safari. We'll then head back to the lodge for breakfast and a day at leisure. Why not laze around the swimming pool soaking up the sun and watching the monkeys that roam the grounds, or Amboseli National Park take in views of elephants, zebra and antelope from the garden terrace. Later this afternoon we'll take our second game drive of the day, where we can notch up more wildlife spots.​

​We'll enjoy an early breakfast before taking to the road and heading to the Aberdare Highlands, stopping en route for lunch in Nairobi. After checking in at our lodge, which is raised on stilts above Mount Kenya's forest canopy, the rest of the day is free. Make sure you head to the open-air viewing deck above the lodge's water hole and salt-lick, which attract a constant stream of wild animals.​

​Our tour continues on to Lake Nakuru today, where an overnight stay has been arranged in a lodge overlooking the shores of the lake and its surrounding national park. We'll enjoy lunch on arrival in this birdwatchers' paradise, which is home to around 450 different species. It is also where you'll discover one of the largest populations of rhino in Kenya – one of the 'Big Five', which also includes lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. We'll see how many we can spot on a late afternoon game drive.​

Today we have an early start, but the rewards come thick and fast as we drive south-west through the Great Rift Valley and into the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. It is home to an enthralling array of wildlife – and each year is the setting for the great migration, when thousands of wildebeest and zebras cross the Mara River to the greener pastures of the Serengeti. En route we will stop for coffee at Cafe Ubuntu, part of our Just You Cares project.
We'll arrive at our base for the next two nights, the Ashnil Mara Tented Camp, where our accommodation is in luxury tents. After an afternoon game drive, why not join your travelling companions for drinks around the bar's roaring fire before dinner. Overlooking the Mara River, the restaurant is a wonderful vantage point from which to see and hear a large, and vocal, population of hippos.​

​We'll head out into the bush early this morning to see even more of the Masai Mara's incredible sights. Afterwards we have a wonderful treat in store – breakfast set up in the open savannah. On arrival back at the lodge, spend the rest of the morning relaxing by the pool before a leisurely lunch and a late afternoon game drive.​

​After breakfast on day 7 we'll leave the Masai Mara and journey back to Nairobi, enjoying the sights as we travel through the reserve. The long drive will reward us with intriguing snapshots of daily life in Kenya as we pass through local villages – be sure to return the waves and smiles of children making their long treks to school. On arrival enjoy lunch in a peaceful garden restaurant before transferring to your Nairobi hotel for dinner and overnight stay.​

​At the end of the tour, you can join your fellow travellers for a transfer to the airport or make your own arrangements.

Accommodation

You will stay in lodges such as the Ol Tukai Lodge in Amboseli National Park, Mountain Lodge in the Aberdares, Lake Nakuru Lodge, located close to the lake, and the Ashnil Mara Tented Camp in the Masai Mara. Lodges feature a bar and restaurant as well as special wildlife viewing areas. Guest rooms have en suite facilities and balcony or terrace. Accommodation at the Ashnil Mara Tented Camp is in luxury tents. Hotel will be confirmed in your final documents.
Considered the most spectacular forest waterhole in the Aberdares, the lodge''s waterhole attracts a near constant stream of wildlife which makes the Mountain Lodge perfect for game viewing. The lodge is situated on the slopes of Mount Kenya and surrounded by a dense rainforest. The dining room serves internationally themed dishes and there is an array of leisure facilities include relaxing beauty treatments, manicures & pedicures, a shop, nature walks & a private waterhole & salt lick, which acts as a magnet for the region''s wildlife, especially elephants. The rooms are furnished with indigenous wood and African art and en suite bathrooms/showers.
The Lake Nakuru Lodge has a main restaurant, bar, outside dining, bush barbecues and sundowners. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool with panoramic views, gift shop, game drives, horseback safaris and bird watching. Rooms are furnished with rustic African furniture with modern en suite bathrooms.
The 4-star Ashnil Mara Camp is situated in the Masai Mara National Park. <br><br> Camp facilities include a restaurant, bar, and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities and a sun deck.
Eka Hotel is located on Mombasa Road in Nairobi and within easy reach of many of Nairobi''s attractions including: Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi National Park and the National Museum. There are two restaurants, the Galaxy which overlooks the pool and serves buffet breakfasts and all day snacks and the Spur as well as two bars. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a gym. All rooms have en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, flat screen TV, safe, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi is also available.

Ol Tukai Lodge

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

8 Days

$4,399

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 10 Sep 2019

8 Days

$4,749

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 15 Oct 2019

8 Days

$4,399

Available

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 19 Nov 2019

8 Days

$4,199

Available

CALL 1-800-280-1795