Kenya Safari & optional Victoria Falls – November 2024

There is something mysterious and compelling about Africa, it’s a destination on almost everyone’s bucket list. It’s a massive continent composed of 54 countries with a population of 1.2 billion people. It is bigger than China, India, the United States and most of Europe combined and there are more than 2,000 separate languages spoken in Africa. It has a rich cultural heritage that varies from region to region as does the landscape.

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Your safari in Kenya will be an eye-opening journey through breathtaking scenery populated by diverse and exotic wildlife. Absorb the rich cultural heritage of Kenya’s 42 tribes, relax in deluxe hotels and luxurious tented camps, and dine on delicious Kenyan and international cuisine.

Daily Itinerary  – November 3 – 11, 2024

Day 1 – Arrival & Welcome

We will be met upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our tour company representative who will transfer us and our luggage to the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Our representative will assist with check-in formalities so you can relax and recharge after
your journey.

Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel.

Day 2 – Nairobi Excursions

After breakfast, you’ll head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where you will interact with the elephants and enjoy a briefing about the program and its efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and reintroduce elephants and rhinoceros in East Africa. You will be introduced to both infants and adolescent elephants rescued by the organization.  Afterwards, tour the Karen Blixen Museum, the former home of the renowned author of the inspired autobiography Out of Africa before enjoying lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden.

Karen Blixen home

Next, head to the National Giraffe Centre to feed giraffes from a face-to-face vantage point. A resident expert will present a briefing on the Centre’s work to save the endangered Rothschild giraffe. When you have had enough, your driver will transfer you to your hotel to prepare for tomorrow’s safari.

Overnight at the Nairobi Serena Hotel

Day 3 – Sweetwaters & Ol Pejeta

This morning, we drive to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a private game sanctuary situated on the Laikipia Plains near Mount Kenya with a game viewing drive in time for lunch at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Built on the grounds of a colonial-era farm inside the conservancy
itself, Sweetwaters is the perfect base for exploring Ol Pejeta. After settling into your accommodations, set out into the bush for your first game-viewing drive.

Elephants in Ol Pejeta

Later this afternoon, you will tour Sweetwater’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only facility of its kind in Kenya. Upon your return to camp, you can relax on your private verandah overlooking the camp’s water hole, take a dip in the pool, or catalog the day’s haul of wildlife photographs. After dinner, relax by the fire or retire to the wonderful ambiance of your tent. The camp’s luxurious tents all feature comfortable beds, electricity, hot/cold running water, and full in-suite bathroom with shower.

Grey Crowned Crane – Ol Pejeta

Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp.

Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 4 – Ol Pejeta

Enjoy the entire day in Sweetwaters with morning and afternoon game drives through the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Boasting an incredible density of wildlife within its borders, the conservancy is also home to a host of endangered species. Ol Pejeta is especially known for its populations of black and endangered northern white rhinoceros. We return to camp for dinner and another pleasant evening.

Rhino – Ol Pejeta

All meals are included with overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp.

Day 5 – Lake Elmenteita

This morning, you may find yourself awakened by the trumpeting of elephants who have come for their morning visit to the water hole. After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp arriving in time for late lunch. Tucked among golden-barked acacia trees, under the shadow of ancient volcanoes, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is a truly magical setting for your next safari holiday in Kenya. You will find the small, immaculately maintained safari camp on the shores of glittering Lake Elmenteita in Kenya’s Soysambu Conservancy. Here, the modern comforts of a five-star hotel blend seamlessly with the rich history and culture for which Soysambu is famous, resulting in an ambiance that is at once invitingly rustic and utterly sophisticated.

Lake Elmenteita

Overnight Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

Lake Elmenteita Safari Camp

Day 6 – Maasai Mara

Setting out again after breakfast, we drive across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara, arriving in time for lunch at Mara Serena Safari Lodge. Set high on a hilltop above the Mara, the lodge is blessed with sweeping views of the savannah below. In the distance you can see the meandering coils of the hippo-filled Mara river. The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is widely considered to be one of Africa’s greatest reserves, where the Maasai community co-exists in harmony with the local fauna. The co-existence of man and wildlife makes this one of the world’s most unique wilderness regions. The Mara is home to a breathtaking array of life. The vast grasslands are teeming with herds of zebra, giraffe, gazelle, and topi.

Wildebeest Migration – Maasai Mara

The acacia forests abound with monkeys and bird life. Elephants and buffalo wallow in the wide Musiara Swamp while the Mara and Talek rivers brim with hippos and crocodiles. The Mara is famous for playing host to one of the greatest spectacles on the planet as millions of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and topi head north from Tanzania into Kenya.  Enjoy an afternoon game drive in this natural paradise, returning to the lodge for dinner, relaxation around the fire pit, and overnight.

Lioness & Cub – Maasai Mara

Overnight Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Days 7 & 8 – Maasai Mara

Each morning, we set out after an early breakfast amongst the splendor of an African sunrise for a full day of game viewing. Negotiating the roads and tracks down from the lodge, you are transported into a world of timeless natural wonder; one where the sights, sounds, and pageantry of life continue just as they have for thousands of years. As the day progresses, your driver’s deep knowledge of the land becomes apparent as he leads you to one spot of outstanding beauty after the next, allowing you to observe the wildlife quietly and at your leisure.

Leopard chilling in the Maasai Mara

As the animals take refuge from the hot mid-day sun, we find a secluded spot to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch before pressing on. You arrive back at the lodge at dusk, pleasantly tired after an exhilarating day. After a well-deserved hot shower, you head to the main lodge for dinner. Take your after-dinner drink on your verandah if you wish, watching the wildlife grazing nearby. The atmosphere is remarkably peaceful as night falls, leaving you with dreams of this diverse and wonderful country.

Overnight Mara Serena Safari Lodge


A popular excursion among visitors, the Balloon Safari can be added to a safari that includes a night at any of the camps/lodges in the Mara. Meeting your pilot early this morning, you will receive a briefing and watch as the balloon is inflated. You lift-off at dawn, rising with the sun and gently float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take you. Below are the majestic plains of the African savannah, teeming with life. At times, your balloon will be piloted at treetop level, offering unique perspectives of the wildlife and many great photo opportunities. Other times, the pilot will ascend to nearly 1,000 feet, offering a breathtaking perspective of the Mara, allowing you to appreciate its profound size. On landing, enjoy a delicious champagne breakfast served in the bush under an acacia tree. Total flight time from lift-off until touch-down is approximately one to two hours

Balloon Rid in the Maasai Mara game reserve

Day 9 – Maasai Mara – Return to Nairobi

After breakfast, enjoy another game drive afterwards this you will be transferred the airstrip for your flight to Nairobi. Upon landing at the Wilson Airport, you will be transferred for a farewell lunch at the Carnivore restaurant. After lunch you will be transferred to the Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport Hotel where you will check in for an overnight stay. (Dinner under own account) The Carnivore Restaurant is renowned for its variety of exotic meats and famous “dawa” cocktails. A uniquely Kenyan take on the Brazilian churrascaria, an enormous variety of meat is roasted on huge metal spears over a hot coal fire and carved at your table onto piping hot plates. Fresh salads, unusual side dishes, and assorted sauces accompany beef, pork, lamb, goat, sausages, chicken, ostrich, and occasionally crocodile.


Optional Victoria Falls add-on – November 11 – 14, 2024

Day 1 – Transfer to Zimbabwe

Early this morning, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your flight to Livingstone, Zambia. You will purchase your dual Zimbabwe-Zambia Kaza Univisa upon arrival and your guide will meet you once you have left the secure portion of the airport. A short drive through Livingstone will bring you to the Zimbabwe border, across the historic rail bridge, and onwards into Zimbabwe and Ilala Lodge, adjacent to the national park. Check in, freshen up and, time permitting, try lunch at Dean’s in the next-door Elephant Walk shopping area. You will depart for a walking tour of the falls early this afternoon before returning to the lodge for an overnight.

Overnight Ilala Lodge

Day 2  – Victoria Falls

Enjoy the day at leisure exploring Victoria Falls. Later this evening you will be transferred upstream of the Zambezi River for your first glorious Zambezi Sunset Cruise. Sit back and sip your favorite drink as you enjoy a glorious African sunset! Apart from the great views of birds, hippos, and crocodiles, the sunset cruise will be a highlight of your safari. Remember to charge your camera batteries ahead of time! Once darkness set in, you will be transferred back to the hotel for an overnight.

Victoria Falls

Overnight Ilala Lodge

Day 3  – Victoria Falls

Enjoy the day at leisure. Our safari guide can assist with scheduling an activity for this day. Victoria Falls rests on the banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls and is popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travelers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the vast Victoria Falls. About two thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay

Victoria Falls

Overnight Ilala Lodge

Day 4 – Departure

After breakfast, depending on your flight departure, enjoy the day at leisure before your transfer to either Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) or Livingstone International Airport (LVI) for your scheduled flight home, Sadly, your African safari comes to an end but the memories will definitely live forever!

What’s Included


    • Exclusive use English-speaking chauffeur/guide
    • Exclusive use of a 4×4 Land Cruiser
    • Bottled mineral water while on safari
    • Transfers to/from airport upon arrival/departure
    • Full board accommodation while on safari
    • Overnight accommodation & breakfast in Nairobi
    • Nairobi Excursions as mentioned
    • Masai Village visit
    • All park entrance fees
    • Game drives as specified in the itinerary
    • All Kenyan government taxes & service charges
    • Flying Doctors evacuation service
    • Domestic flights: Mara> Wilson

Victoria Falls – Optional

    • Transfers to/from airport upon arrival/departure
    • Overnight accommodation & breakfast in Victoria Falls
    • Park entrance fees
    • Sunset cruise on River Zambezi
    • All Zimbabwe governments’ taxes on the services quoted above

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