Package Type: Multi-city
Prime Destination: 68
Duration: 7 days
Base Price: 1675.00
Day 1 Nairobi:
Upon arrival into Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to The Sarova Stanley Hotel. Afternoon
at leisure. Overnight at The Sarova Stanley hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.
The Sarova Stanley Hotel Situated in the city centre, it was where the travelers, including Earnest
Hemingway, gathered for a drink at the legendary Thorn Tree Café before or after a long safari.
The 220 room hotel has been refurbished to a high standard and still retains the original Victorian
charm. Bedrooms with private bathrooms are very comfortable while the restaurants serve
excellent international cuisine. The gym is excellent, pool large and conference facilities extremely
Day 2 Nairobi – Shaba Game Reserve:
Heading north after an early breakfast, you’ll pass near Thika and continue north through some
breathtaking scenery dotted with rushing mountain streams and fields of tea and coffee. After
Nanyuki town, you’ll continue north, eventually reaching a dusty outpost known as Isiolo, the last
major stop on the journey into the remote northern frontier district. From here it’s a fairly short hop
to Shaba, arrival at the lodge in time for lunch and then depart for an afternoon game drive
arriving back at the lodge as the sunsets. Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge on a full board basis.
Sarova Shaba Lodge Shaba Game Reserve was made famous by the late Joy Adamson and her
lioness Elsa and is often referred to as ‘Born Free Country’. Located on the banks of the Uaso
Nyiro River, Sarova Shaba offers a luxury seldom found in a large African bush lodge. There are
80 chalet rooms, or for those looking for a little extra luxury, 4 junior suites and one honeymoon
suite. The tranquil flow of sparkling spring water throughout the grounds creates an atmosphere of
peace and serenity as it collects and cascades and attracts a great variety of birds. There is also
a large pool to enjoy, crocodile feeding and evening entertainment is provided by local Samburu
Day 3 Shaba Game Reserve:
After a breathtaking game drive experience in the Shaba Game Reserve “born free land” enjoy a
private sumptuous breakfast by the pool as you listen to the sounds from the resident birds within
the lodge. Then depart for a nature walk with the resident naturalist who will educate you on the
on flora and fauna. Remainder of the morning, one is able to relax by the pool or terrace,
overlooking the river. After lunch there will be another game drive returning to the lodge as the
sun sets. Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge on a full board basis.
Day 4 Shaba Game Reserve – Lake Nakuru:
Leaving Shaba behind, you’ll travel south through Isiolo, crossing the northernmost foothills of
Mount Kenya, until you get to the town of Nanyuki. Here you’ll head west to Nyahururu, still known
to many as Thomson’s Falls for its 237‑foot cascade. Now travel in a southerly direction to Lake
Nakuru. The lake is often coloured by a shimmering flamingo pink from thousands of the beautiful
birds lining its shores. Once in the park, there will be a game drive en route to the lodge.
Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun
sets. This evening enjoy the performance of traditional dancing at the Rift Valley Bar terrace.
Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge on a full board basis.
Sarova Lion Hill Lodge Overlooking one of the world’s greatest ornithological spectacles, Lake
Nakuru and its surrounding national park, the lodge is set high on a plateau and offers panoramic
views of the shimmering lake in the distance. Here, what feels like millions of flamingos, pelicans
and marabou storks always gather and the landscape seems to blossom as natural foliage and a
variety of wild flower continually bloom. There are only 65 modern en suite bedrooms here, and
meals are excellent and served inside the lodge, by the pool or under a forest of towering acacia
trees. The Rift Valley bar is always a great watering spot and is located on the ground floor with
great views of the lake.
Day 5 Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Game Reserve:
After an early morning breakfast leave the flamingo‑fringed Lake Nakuru behind and head for
Njoro town, where you begin your ascent up over the top of the Mau Escarpment. Then, heading
due south, travel towards Narok, the gateway to the Maasai Mara and district headquarters of this
part of Maasailand. You’ll travel across the “breadbasket” of Kenya, covered with acres of wheat
and barley, before you reach the Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an
afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. Overnight at Sarova Mara Game
Camp on a full board basis.
Sarova Mara Game Camp is located inside the eastern section of the Masai Mara and hidden in a
wonderful little forested valley away from sight of other Mara visitors. The 75 tents are luxurious
with a permanent roof and floor, zip-up fronts, attached bathroom, running hot water supply and
electricity. Wooden walkways link the tents and manicured lawns with the main dining / bar areas,
and are built over wide lily ponds. Bird life is abundant, with kingfishers a speciality. The
impressive main building consists of a high thatched lobby, Oloip bar with its cosy log fireplace, a
big dining area and outdoor terrace with side-angle views. Food and service are excellent and
there is a small private area by the pond for private meals if needed. There is also a sparkling
swimming pool surrounded by sun lounges for those who want an alternate activity.
Day 6 Masai Mara Game Reserve:
Early morning and afternoon game drives with a visit to the Isokon Masai cultural village onsite.
Tonight a spectacular dining experience set up in the privacy of the Camp’s ‘Lion Paw’ pool side,
and under the star-studded skies of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Enjoy a very special evening
of international and local cuisine along with interval entertainment by our resident guitarist.
Overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp on a full board basis.
Day 7 Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi:
After breakfast you’ll depart the Masai Mara and head across acres of rolling wheat and barley
farms to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. From here cross the vast
plains on the floor of the Rift Valley whilst keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle
before heading up the rift escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners during World War II.
You’ll arrive into Kenya’s bustling capital around mid day and be dropped off at the airport of a city