KENYA GIVEBACK SAFARI

Nairobi . Masai Mara . Lake Nakuru . Amboseli
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PRICE INCLUDES:

Airport transfers
Safari transportation in a pop-top safari vehicle
1 night accommodation Nairobi Serena Hotel

2 nights accommodation Mara Serena Safari Lodge

1 night accommodation Lake Elementeita Serena Camp
2 nights accommodation Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Orphan elephant / rhino adoption fee

Giveback - Sheldrick, Giraffe Center, Kazuri Beads & Blixen Museum

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

 

NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare; tipping; personal expenses

 

GRACE NOTES:
Giveback: Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary - baby elephant/rhino adoption


ITINERARY:

This amazing journey comprises unparalleled wildlife viewing in Kenya's three most popular national parks as well as visits to two fascinating and fun philanthropic enterprises.  

Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya's most iconic, game rich park. You'll enjoy spectacular game viewing and have the opportunity to add a hot air balloon safari over the savannah. Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its prolific birdlife and home to the Rothschild giraffe and rhino is an ideal stop as you cross the country south to north. Finally, visit Amboseli, famous for its large populations of elephant, and stunning views of Kilimanjaro.

This journey benefits, and includes visits to,  two worthwhile philanthropic programs. The first is the orphan elephant or rhino adoption program at David Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary, where you will meet your adopted baby, was started by the late Dame Daphne Sheldrick in honor of her conservationist husband, David. 

The second, Kazuri Beads, was started by the late Lady Susan Wood who wanted to create employment for local single mothers so that they could support their families. The bead 'factory' now creates such quality beads and beaded products that they are sold at Harrods of London. 
 

Your visits support these two worthwhile organizations, and provides you with pleasant memories, the satisfaction of having contributed...and maybe some exquisite souvenirs.

from $2999
per person sharing

7
days

DEPARTURES:

Mixed group safaris - weekly, year round
Women's-only group safari  - March, 2022 & March 2023

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Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi International Airport, you will be met and transferred to our accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure. 
 

Stay: Nairobi Serena Hotel (B) 

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Day 2: Masai Mara

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, we travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch, set off on our first game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

 

Stay: Mara Serena Safari Lodge (B,L,D)  

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Day 3: Masai Mara

Following a bush breakfast by a hippo pool, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp for lunch and perhaps a siesta. Set off on another game drive and a visit to a Maasai village, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. (It is possible to book an optional sunrise balloon safari at a supplement, this would replace the bush breakfast and morning game drive)

Stay: Mara Serena Safari Lodge (B,L,D)  

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Day 4: Nakuru & Elementeita

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast travel across the breadbasket of Kenya and the Rift Valley, stopping for a picnic lunch. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as we arrive at Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes.  It is also home to Black and White rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Late afternoon. depart to your camp situated in Soysambu Conservancy.

 

Stay: Lake Elementaita Serena Camp (B,L,D)

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Day 5: Amboseli

Following an early breakfast, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch, depending on road conditions) and continue south towards Amboseli, arriving at your lodge by late afternoon.
 

Stay: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (B,L,D)

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Day 6: Amboseli

Early risers may see viewsof Mt Kilimanjaro - Africa's highest mountain, before it is covered in clouds. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. As a farewell, take part in a tree planting program.

Stay: Amboseli Serena Lodge 

(B,L,D)

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Day 7: Nairobi departure

After a last game drive as we exit the park, we return to Nairobi and a visit to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to meet our adopted orphan elephants and learn about this amazing conservation program. 

Transfer to the airport for departure. 

Stay: Amboseli Serena Lodge 

(B,L,D)