On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a Safari-DMC representative and transferred to Nairobi Serena Hotel for overnight.
The 5* Nairobi Serena Hotel, member of the exclusive Leading-Hotels-of-the-World, has been one of Nairobi’s most iconic hotels in the last 40yrs. Situated in Nairobi’s Uhuru Park overlooking the CBD, barely 30mins from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, it is Serena Hotels’ flagship property in Kenya and renowned for high standards of accommodation as well as superior service and hospitality. The hotel comprises 183 luxurious and en-suite rooms in a variety of categories from deluxe rooms, superior rooms, garden suites, business suites, executive suites, bateleur suite and two presidential suites on five floors. Room amenities include comfortable King size bed or Twin Beds, luxurious Bathroom facilities, Mini Bar, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities, Satellite TV, in-room Telephone, in-room Safe, Air-Conditioning, and Free Wi-Fi. Other hotel amenities include Café Maghreb, the popular Mandhari fine-dining Restaurant, Aksum Bars, the Poolside Bar, and extensive lounge areas, an Olympic size swimming pool, health and wellness center including a gym, sauna and spa; meetings and conference facilities and free WiFi throughout.
Balance of the day spent at leisure with lunch under own arrangements/on own account. NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Wilson airport (30mins) for your scheduled domesticflight to Maasai Mara National Reserve (1000/1045hrs).
Maasai Mara Game Reserve is one Kenya’s most iconic and arguably the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa. Her 1,510km² of grassland and acacia studded plains are home to the Big-5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) as well as many other species of wild mammals. It is also home to the famous and majestic Maasai people who can often be seen herding their cattle on the periphery of the park or in their cultural manyattas (boma) just outside. Their age old culture, customs, traditions and demeanor are a marvel for locals and visitors alike. Between July and October, it is scene of the phenomenal annual wildebeest migration, considered the 8th wonder of the natural world, when over 2 million wildebeest accompanied by over 200 thousand Zebra and opportunistic predators make their yearly sojourn from southern Serengeti in Tanzania to Maasai Mara in search of food. When they scatter all over the plains in an endless rib to rib push and shove; galloping, grazing and galloping further north again, it is the most amazing wildlife spectacle ever seen. But their most incredible moments remain the Mara river crossings where columns upon columns of wildebeest scamper into the river to satisfy this genetic hibernation. In the meantime, massive crocodiles lie in their wait craving for an easy feast; and yes, many do fall victim while others drown, although the population never seems to wane. It is a magical time when everyone wants to be there.But the Mara is an all year destination where the wildlife drama never ends; multitudes of resident game including elephants, prides of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, large herds of buffalo, rhinos, an occasional leopard, warthogs, several species of antelopes including eland and wildebeest and many other species of mammals as well as birds (the secretary birds, ostrich, Kori bustard and many others) can be seen all year round; it never gets dull.
On arrival at the local airstrip, you will be met by a Serena guide and transferred to the lodge.
Mara Serena Lodge is situated in the heart of Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve and home of the majestic Maasai people, with extensive views over the savannah and down to the winding coils of the hippo-filled Mara River; at the right time a ringside seat to the legendary wildebeest migration that is reputed as the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth'. Smack in the in the celebrated ‘Mara Triangle' and designed in the style of a Maasai homestead the lodge combines international sophistication with raw African architecture.Accommodation facilities comprise 74 well-appointed, non-smoking and en-suite guest rooms (28 Doubles with king size beds, 38 Twins, 8 Triples (on request), 8 pairs of Connecting Rooms and 1 Suite) in modular units, with a spacious seating area, private balcony and uninterrupted views to the wildlife filled savannah and the Mara River below. Other lodge amenities include central Dining Room, internal and external Bar, Swimming pool and sundeck, Maisha Safari Spa and Gym, Gift shop, Business Centre, Satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, an on call Doctor, Conference Centre and-canvas Events Facilities and an own airstrip (at 2kms). Activities include daily game drives, bush ‘sundowners', breakfast by the hippo pool, lunch in the wilderness, bush dinners, balloon safaris or relaxation and reinvigoration in the panoramic new.
After lunch and a siesta, you will enjoy an introductory evening game viewing drive before returning to lodge for dinner and overnight. MARA SERENA LODGE–BLD
Full day spent in Maasai Mara with early morning and late afternoon game viewing drives; or an all-day game viewing drive with picnic lunches; search for the Mara’s wild creatures and mammals including elephants, prides of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, antelopes, gnus - even the elusive leopard or rhino if lucky; the reserve has reputedly the highest concentration of wild mammals in Africa before returning to camp for dinner and overnight.
There is so much to see and do in Maasai Mara: Optional Activities at Extra Charge:
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi (1100/1215). On arrival at Wilson Airport, you will be met and transferred to Carnivore Restaurant for lunch. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenya International Airport for your flight Mombasa.
Mombasa is Kenya’s second largest and oldest city, marked on maps as long ago as the 2nd century by Greek cartographer Claudius Ptolemy. With its deep natural harbor ideally situated for the lucrative Indian Ocean trading routes, the city has long been a coveted prize of men and many wars have been fought for its possession, right until Kenya achieved independence in 1963.Today, Mombasa is one of Kenya’s major tourism destinations with many coming to enjoy the sun, sea, Swahili culture and white sandy beaches in her north and south coast.
On arrival at Mombasa’sMoi International Airport, you will be met by a SafariDMC representativeand transferred to Serena Beach Resort & Spa for dinner and overnight.
The Serena Beach Resort & Spa is set in extensive tropical gardens on Shanzu Beach on the edge of the Indian Ocean in Mombasa’s north coast, fringed by white sandy beaches and shaded by coconut palms; the silver ribbon of the Swahili coastline for the ultimate tropical paradise. Situated just 27kms/1hr from Mombasa International Airport, her architecture is a replica of the winding lanes and colorful market places of a traditional 13thcentury Swahili town; it is a member of The Leading Hotels Of The World. Guest accommodation comprises 164 Air conditioned rooms (32 Village rooms, 18 Village sea-view rooms, 8 Sea-view Superior rooms, 48 Garden rooms, 2 Lamu suites, 6 Zanzibar Suites, 2 Sheila/Tundwa Suites, 6 Family Rooms, 2 Family Sea-View Rooms, 40 Prime Rooms/Village Superior Rooms and 2 interconnecting rooms. Room amenities include en-suite facilities, satellite TV, free WiFi and a private balcony with eitherviews to the Ocean or the Courtyard Gardens. Other hotel facilities include a central Restaurant, Jahazi Grill Seafood Restaurant on the beach, a selection of Bars, the Arabic Coffee Terrace, Ice-cream Parlour, Live Music, free form Swimming Pool and swim-up bar, the ‘Maisha' Spa and Health Club, extensive Water Sports center and PADI Dive School, animation program, Butterfly Centre and Turtle Watch program, world-class Events & Conference Centre, a Business Centre and Gift Shop, a beach front, extensive gardens and grounds, Palm tree lawns and nature trails.SERENA BEACH RESORT & SPA (Village Room)– BLD
Full day spent at leisure to enjoy the beach, the ocean and a variety of water sports on offer some at extra charge, as well the resort’s own amenities including a swimming and free WiFi.
You will have breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight accommodation at the resort.SERENA BEACH RESORT & SPA (Village Room)– BLD
After breakfast, pick up from the hotel a SafariDMC representative for a City Tour of Mombasa.
Our tour begins with a stop beneath the arch of enormous elephant tusks (metal not ivory), erected to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 when Kenya was still a British colony. We will marvel at the ornately decorative HinduTemples and the intricate minarets of the many mosques. A visit will be made to the massive Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in 1593. A short walk through the maze of narrow streets in the Old stone town, peering through studded, heavy wooden doors and snatching tantalizing glimpses of the Old dhow harbour will conjure up images of swash-bucking seafarers and silk-clad merchants. At the bustling Mackinnon Market, we will absorb the kaleidoscope of sights, scents and colors in the spice shops, whilst our guide points out the many visible features of Mombasa’s diverse history. We will then proceed to the west mainland to visit the Akamba woodcarving factory where we can watch the craftsmen at work, still hand carving their wonderful arte-facts in time-honored tradition.
You return to the resort for lunch and an afternoon spent at leisure on the beach and the ocean, or just relaxing and enjoying resort’s own amenities including a swimming and free WiFi. SERENA BEACH RESORT & SPA (Village Room)– BLD
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport for your flight back to Nairobi. Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, transferred to the Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi where day rooms are reserved for your comfort and convenience until 1800 hrs. Balance of the day spent at leisure with lunch and dinner at the hotel.
In evening, you transfer back to Jomo Kenyattainternational Airport for your departure flight.
END of Safar-DMC’s service – BL – safirisalama, kila la kheri!
Tour Price in USD
Net and Non-Commissionable
It also depends on Month of Travel and Number of Participants.
Children Under 16yrs and Under 12yrs sharing get discounted rates.
Kindly email us for the specific rates for your group and we will advise.
OPTIONAL Supplement for Sea View Rooms in Mombasa: US$ 65 per person sharing per day, total US$ 195 per person
Meet and greet services, Airport transfers in towns using 7-seater 2WD Toyota Hiace Minivans, Scheduled flights Nairobi/Maasai Mara/Nairobi and Nairobi/Mombasa/Nairobi (price shown separately), all Park entrance fees, Accommodation as shown, Meals as shown (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch and D = Dinner), Game viewing drives using shared, lodge based, safari-customized 4WD Toyota Land Cruisers, with fuel, Services of trained, courteous & professional English speaking Driver/guide(s), Bottled mineral water in the vehicle, Lunch at Carnivore Restaurant, Mombasa City Tour, Medical emergency evacuation cover (to Nairobi, does not include hospitalization) and applicable taxes.
International Airfares, Excessive baggage charges, Entry Visa fees, International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations, Items of a Personal Nature such as Room service, Beverage, Communication charges (telephone, fax, and internet). Laundry, Curios/craft shop purchases, Optional activities unless specified as included, Porterage fees, Tips and gratuities for your Driver/guide and hotel and restaurant staff, International airport departure taxes, any other items not expressly shown as included.