A Kenyan Safari: Kilimanjaro to Masai Mara

From $4,399
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Feb 2020 - Nov 2020
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From $4,399
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Feb 2020 - Nov 2020
Tour Overview

​Spot the ‘Big Five’ in Amboseli and the Masai Mara, gaze at Mount Kilimanjaro and lap up the luxury in stunning lodges surrounded by wildlife.

  • Classic Touring
  • Full Board
  • All Highlights Included
  • Max Group Size 24

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide​​
  • 6 nights full board in a shared room* in lodges of a great standard, 1 night single accommodation in a great quality hotel
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners including welcome & farewell dinner
  • Scheduled group transfers, other transport & porterage
  • All excursions included

Included Holiday Highlights

  • 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

Days 1 & 2 Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

​Make your own way to Nairrobi where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. On arrival in Nairobi this morning there’s time to freshen up. 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. We’ll also enjoy fantastic views of Mount Kilimanjaro.​

Meals included: L,D

Day 3 Amboseli National Park

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 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. ​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Amboseli National Park - Aberdare Highlands

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.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Aberdare - Lake Nakuru

​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. ​


Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve

Today we have an early start, but the rewards come thick and fast as we drive through the Great Rift Valley and into the Masai Mara National Reserve. Each year it is the setting for the great migration, when thousands of wildebeest and zebras cross the Mara River to the Serengeti. En route we will stop for coffee at Cafe Ubuntu, part of our Just You Cares project.We’ll arrive at our next base, the Ashnil Mara Tented Camp, where our accommodation is in luxury tents. After an afternoon game drive, why not enjoy a drink 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.​



Meals included: B,L,D

Day 7 Masai Mara Game Reserve

​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.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 8 Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi

After breakfast, 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 an overnight stay.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Days 9 - 8 Nairobi/UK

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

Meals included: B

Additional Information

Please note: To make the most of this incredible destination, this tour features early starts and covers long distances on sometimes uneven roads. All transportation is in 4x4 safari vehicles.

​*Please note: Due to the nature of the small lodge-style accommodation on safari you will share a twin room on this tour (apart from the last night in Nairobi). You will be paired with another Just You traveller of the same sex. Limited single rooms are available at a supplement.

Accommodation

Ol Tukai Lodge

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.

Serena Mountain Lodge

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.

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge - Lake Naivasha

The 4-star Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge is located in Masai Mara National Reserve.

Hotel facilities include a restuarant, bar, special wildlife viewing areas and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities and a balcony.

Ashnil Mara Tented Camp

The 4-star Ashnil Mara Camp is situated in the Masai Mara National Park.

Camp facilities include a restaurant, bar, and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities and a sun deck.

Eka Hotel Nairobi

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.