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Savannah, Safari & Maasai Mara

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A show-stopping safari through Kenya's most emblematic and wildlife-rich national parks, including Aberdare, Lake Naivasha and the eternal Maasai Mara!

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Aberdare National Park
Amboseli National Park
Lake Naivasha
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Nairobi
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
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Experience an incredible safari adventure as you explore the most captivating landscapes in Kenya! From Nairobi, venture through the plains of Amboseli, famed for its elephant herds, and discover the Central Highlands in Aberdares. Soak up the views of the Great Rift Valley from the shores of Lake Naivasha before spotting the Big 5 in the legendary Maasai Mara!

 

10 days trip including flights*

8 days and 7 nights in destination

1

YTO - NBO

2

YTO - NBO

Nairobi

3

Amboseli National Park

4

Aberdare National Park

5

Lake Naivasha

6

Maasai Mara

7

Maasai Mara

8

Nairobi

9

NBO - YTO

10

NBO - YTO

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

Arrive at your Canadian departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Nairobi.* Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Nairobi

Arrive, meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Nairobi. Kenya's capital and largest city, Nairobi is nicknamed the 'Green City in the Sun' and is a vibrant place where you can really get to grips with Kenya's diverse culture. This cosmopolitan capital is a great place to sample the delights of Kenyan cuisine or to hit the local bars or cafes to soak up the atmosphere of the place. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing or exploring at your leisure, ready to set off on your safari adventure in the morning. Overnight stay in Nairobi. 

3rd Day: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

Early breakfast at the hotel before heading southwards out of the city as you watch the landscape slowly change from urban metropolis to vast wilderness. Catch sight of distant Mount Kilimanjaro as you journey for around 4-hours through typical African savannah and past local homesteads and Maasai communities. Arrive at the lodge in Amboseli in time for lunch. Get settled before embarking on your first game viewing drive of the trip! Amboseli National Park is famed for its large herds of elephants and its dramatic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Experience captivating landscapes and get up close to incredible wildlife before returning to the lodge. Spend the evening relaxing at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Amboseli.

Included
Game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park
4th Day: Amboseli - Aberdare

Start the day early with breakfast at the lodge before packing up your luggage and departing for a sunrise game drive through Amboseli National Park. Afterwards, continue towards the Central Highlands and enjoy the rural scenery along the approx. 6.5-hour journey. Arrive at your lodge in Aberdare in time for lunch and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, soaking up the captivating landscapes or enjoying the activities on offer at the lodge such as nature walks, horseback riding or mountain biking (to be arranged at the lodge). Alternatively, why not opt for an afternoon of wildlife-spotting with an optional Game Drive at Solio Ranch?* Dinner and overnight stay in Aberdare.

* Optional Game Drive at Solio Ranch: Discover the wildlife of the Central Highlands area with a game drive through Solio Ranch. Founded in the 1970s it is an important conservation area for the protection of both white and black rhinos.

Optional
Afternoon Game Drive at Solio Ranch
5th Day: Aberdare - Lake Naivasha

Breakfast at the lodge. Depart for the papyrus-fringed shores of breathtaking Lake Naivasha today, stopping along the route to visit beautiful Thompson Falls in Nharururu. Continue the 5.5-hour journey as you descend into the dramatic landscapes of the Great Rift Valley before arriving at the lodge at Lake Naivasha in time for lunch. Enjoy the remainder of the day enjoying some time at your leisure to relax, take an optional excursion to Crescent Island or head out on an afternoon game drive to Lake Nakuru.* Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Naivasha.

* Optional Crescent Island Walking Safari: Not actually an island, but a tranquil peninsula, explore this biodiverse area on foot! Home to rare wildlife, the peninsula was famously used as the filming location for a number of memorable scenes in the movie ‘Out of Africa’! 

* Optional Game Drive at Lake Nakuru: Take your lunch with you as you head out on an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park with a picnic. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this soda lake is known for its large populations of flamingos and rhinos. 

Included
Brief stop at Thompson Falls in Nyahururu
Optional
Crescent Island Walking Safari
Optional
Afternoon Game Drive at Nakuru National Park
6th Day: Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Awake to the sounds of nature and enjoy breakfast at the lodge. Afterwards, depart for the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, journeying along the floor of the Great Rift Valley and passing through the charming towns of Mai Mahiu and Narok, the latter of which is the Maasai capital. Arrive at the lodge/camp in time for lunch and soak up the breathtaking views of the surrounding savannah. In the mid-afternoon, head off on a game drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, considered the world’s finest game viewing area! Keep your eyes peeled for the legendary Big Five: lions, rhinos, buffalos, elephants and leopards as you venture through the wild landscapes and watch in awe as the dramas of everyday life in the animal kingdom unfold before you! Head back to the lodge at sunset for dinner. Overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

Included
Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
7th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Breakfast at the lodge. Embark on an unforgettable day of wildlife-spotting as you set off on a full-day game-viewing drive with a packed lunch on the go. This extra time will allow you to greater explore the vast reserve and discover the spectacular and diverse landscapes of the Maasai Mara. Tick the Big Five off your list as you enjoy some of the best game-viewing on earth and enjoy an authentic Kenyan safari experience! As this magical day draws to a close, return to the lodge and unwind at dinner as you retell the stories of today’s adventures! Overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.



Included
Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
8th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

Awake early for breakfast and enjoy your last moments in the Kenyan wilderness at your leisure or set off on an optional Hot Air Balloon Safari, a morning game drive or a visit to a local Maasai Village.* At mid-morning it’s time to head back to Nairobi, arriving back in the capital in the afternoon. Get settled in at the hotel, ready to spend your final evening in Kenya at your leisure, perhaps shopping for souvenirs or indulging in the local cuisine in Nairobi’s many eateries. Overnight stay in Nairobi. 

* Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari: Experience the majesty of the Maasai Mara from the sky on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari. Ascend at dawn and experience the most unforgettable sunrise imaginable as the savannah and its wildlife spring to life in the soft morning light.

Optional Morning Game Drive in the Maasai Mara: Watch in awe as the savannah comes to life on this morning game drive. The wildlife of the Maasai Mara are particularly active during the morning so this is a great opportunity for spotting animals!

* Optional Maasai Village visit: Discover the local culture with a visit to a Maasai Village. The Maasai people are known for their brilliant artisan crafts and colourful clothing.

 

Optional
Hot Air Balloon Safari
Optional
Morning Game Drive in Maasai Mara
Optional
Visit to a local Maasai village
9th Day: Nairobi - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the use of your room until 10:00 a.m. before checking out and transferring to the airport at the indicated time (usually 3/4 hours before your departure flight) for your flight back to Canada. Night on board.

 

10th Day: Canada

Arrive back in Canada, filled with amazing memories of your unforgettable journey through Kenya!

Accommodation: 7 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 3

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park

Embark on a game drive in Amboseli National Park, known for its large herds of elephants, rich biodiversity and stunning backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Included

Included activity for day 5

Duration 00:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Brief stop at Thompson Falls in Nyahururu

En route to Lake Naivasha, make a brief stop at Thompson Falls in Nyahururu. Admire this beautiful 74m high waterfall, located on the Ewaso Ng'iro River.

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Included

Included activity for day 6

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Head out for your first game viewing drive in the spectacular Maasai Mara Reserve for a taste of the captivating landscapes and wildlife of this world-famous reserve.

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Included

Included activity for day 7

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Choose either a full-day game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve or a combination of morning and evening game viewing drives to observe the largest concentration of wildlife in the world.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 4

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Afternoon Game Drive at Solio Ranch

Discover the wildlife of the Central Highlands area with a game drive through Solio Ranch. Founded in the 1970s it is an important conservation area for the protection of both white and black rhinos.

more information
Optional

Suggested activity for day 5

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

Crescent Island Walking Safari

Not actually an island, but a tranquil peninsula, explore this biodiverse area on foot! Home to rare wildlife, the peninsula was famously used as the filming location for a number of memorable scenes in the movie ‘Out of Africa’!

more information
Optional

Suggested activity for day 5

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Afternoon Game Drive at Nakuru National Park

Take your lunch with you as you head out on an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park with a picnic. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this soda lake is known for its large population of flamingos and rhinos.

more information
Optional

Suggested activity for day 8

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: 03:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Experience the majesty of the Maasai Mara from the sky on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari. Ascend at dawn and experience the most unforgettable sunrise imaginable as the savannah and its wildlife spring to life in the soft morning light.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights Canada - Nairobi - Canada.
  • 7 nights in Charm, Superior and Luxury accommodation.
    See hotels included
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners.
  • Transfers and Safaris with an English-speaking guide.
  • Game drives and park entry fees.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
  • Transportation & Safaris in a Mini-van.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Visa (required)*, vaccines,** drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html 

** Vaccination against Yellow Fever is recommended. Carry your international immunization card.

* Passengers should bring only soft side bags on safaris.

** Roads in Kenya can be quite bumpy and are not in great condition, particularly those found in the country’s national parks. People who suffer with back problems should consider this before participating in a trip of this nature.

*** During your stay at Aberdares National Park, warm clothes will be required as the nights can be particularly cold in this region of Kenya. Please note that rooms at The Ark may be smaller in size than those in other accommodations included in this trip.

  • Entry requirements
    Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Kenya.
  • Visa
    A visa is required. This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html.
  • Currency
    Kenyan Shilling.
  • Language
    Swahili and English.
  • Electricity
    An adapter is needed. 240V
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 03:00.
  • Other useful information
    In Kenya, they drive on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://www.magicalkenya.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Children: 3 - 11 Years.

 

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