Kenyan Highlights

7 Days from $2,448*pp twin share

From the famous Masai Mara, the setting for the Great Migration, the foreground to Mt Kilimanjaro and the inspiration for the epic film Out of Africa, Kenya has places that will imprint on your memory and heart forever. This trip sees you riding in an open-top vehicle through National Parks and vast plains by day, and sleeping in safari-style lodges at night. Not only will you have a chance to see big game in the parks, you'll get up close to giraffes and elephants for the ultimate African encounter.


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Inclusions

  • 1 night in Hotel, 4 nights in Luxury Safari Tent,
    1 night in African Lodge
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 dinners
  • Minivan + Safari Vehicles transfers
  • An experienced trip manager and local guides

Top Included Experiences

  • Game drive in the Masai Mara
  • See Lake Naivasha, the film location for 'Out of Africa'
  • Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary visit
  • Get close to giraffes

Travel Dates: Various departures dates available between 
December 2020 - January 2022



Itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrive Nairobi

Your Africa adventure begins as the plane touches down in red-earthed Nairobi. You'll be greeted by a transfer rep at the airport and driven to your accommodation for the night through the modern city centre in private transportation. Set your bags down at the hotel and feel the excitement build as your Trip Manager runs through the itinerary. This evening you'll have a chance to head out for some dinner at a local restaurant, a perfect time to practise your 'Jambo' (hello) and 'Asante-sana' (Thank you very much). Get to know your new mates over a hearty Kenyan meal before a big day tomorrow.

Stay: Jacaranda Hotel (or similar)


DAY 2 - Nairobi to Masai Mara 

We start the day with a hot breakfast at the hotel before meeting our local guides and loading up in the safari vehicles for the start of our great Masai Mara adventure.

We'll pass down and through the Great Rift Valley as we arrive at our classic African safari lodge, just in time for lunch in the famous Masai Mara. After lunch, you'll have time for a quick siesta or a dip in the pool. This afternoon will include your first game drive, seeing some of Africa's vast array of wildlife both big and small on the rolling hills of this magnificent nature reserve.

Included experiences:

  • Get close to the endangered Rothschild Giraffes
  • Afternoon Game drive in the Masai Mara

Free Time Add-ons:

  • Experience a Maasai Village as you partake in their daily lives

Stay: Sentrim Mara (or similar)



DAY 3 - Masai Mara

This morning you have the option for a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon Safari experience, or join the early morning game drive - one of the best times to see the wild animals as they relax in the cooler climate before the midday heat. In the late morning we'll all head back to the lodge for some lunch and lounging around the pool, before departing on an evening game drive in search of Africa's elusive big cats: the lion, leopard and cheetah. This reserve is the scene of one of nature's most incredible and humbling events: the Great Migration. During the right season, watch with your jaw open as millions of wildebeest and zebra risk their lives crossing crocodile-infested waters with lions lurking on the banks as they bravely press forward to greener pastures.

Included Experiences:

  • Morning and afternoon game drives in pop-top Safari vehicles

Free Time Add-on:

  • Masai Mara Balloon Safari

Stay: Sentrim Mara (or similar)


DAY 4 - Masai Mara To Lake Elementaita 

We'll treat ourselves to one last morning drive in the unforgettable Masai Mara before we head north. Make sure your camera is ready for your last glance of this extraordinary location.

This afternoon we're passing through Lake Naivasha, where some scenes from the epic 1985 film Out of Africa were shot. We end up on the shores of Lake Elementaita for the evening. There'll be time for a rest and revive before we sit down together for a buffet dinner.

Included Experience:

  • See Lake Naivasha, the film location for 'Out of Africa'

Stay:Sentrim Lake Elementaita (or similar)



DAY 5 - Lake Elementaita To Amboseli 

Before we reach our next destination of Amboseli, our route today takes us back past Nairobi where we have the chance to get up close to some of Africa's biggest land mammals. This includes a visit to the giraffe centre for selfies with the world's tallest animal, and a heartwarming trip to an elephant orphanage sanctuary, to see the amazing work being done rehabilitating baby elephants back into the wild.

We'll have a picnic lunch, and the afternoon will take us to our lodge on the edge of the Amboseli National Park with dinner included.

Included Experiences:

  • Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary visit
  • Get close to giraffes at the giraffe centre

Stay: Sentrim Amboseli (or similar)


DAY 6 - Amboseli 

After our morning's buffet breakfast, we will do a short safari walk to a Masai village, guided by Masaai warriors as they teach us about their culture and everyday lives co-existing with wild animals. After lunch we will head out to Amboseli National Park, famous for its iconic shots of elephants and wildlife feeding in the foreground while the peak of Africa rises in the background: Mt Kilimanjaro. It's a photographer's dream, and it's all yours. Our final dinner in Kenya will be included back at the lodge.

Included Experiences:

  • Game drive in Amboseli National Park
  • See the incredible work done at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Free Time Add-on:

  • Maasai Village Tour

Stay: Sentrim Amboseli (or similar)





*Terms and Conditions: Pricing correct as of 24 August 2020, available for new bookings only, per person, multi share. Valid for departure 20 December 2020. Additional dates and pricing are available. $99 per person deposit is vaild until 31 December 2020 secure your future travel with Contiki. Applicable for travel December 20, 2020 – 13 March, 2022. Contact your local italktravel & cruise agent for more.