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Kenya Grand Safari - Stay at Treetops

9 days from £2299*
Departing: November 2018 - November 2019
* Price shown: 28 May 2019 from London Heathrow - LHR
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Set off in search of Kenya's Big Five

Enjoy close-up encounters with some of the world's greatest wildlife on this small group tour of Kenya. Beginning in Nairobi, you'll travel to a quartet of protected national parks and reserves, passing through the beautiful forested highlands and the Great Rift Valley along the way. You'll get to spend a night at famous Treetops, go on game drives in the Samburu National Reserve and the world-famous Maasai Mara, and visit a local Maasai village, all while looking out for East Africa's 'Big Five' on this once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday.

Kenya Tour Highlights

  • Searching for the 'Big Five' - elephant, black rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard
  • Staying in famous Treetops game lodge
  • Journeying through the Rift Valley to renowned Lake Nakuru National Park - a giraffe and rhino sanctuary
  • Spending two nights in the famed Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Visiting a Maasai village
  • Visiting historic Nyahururu - formerly 'Thompson Falls'
  • Exploring Nairobi - Kenya's engaging capital

What does the price include?

  • Seven nights' carefully chosen accommodation, with full board arrangements at game lodges, and bed and breakfast plus lunch in Nairobi
  • Three game drives in the Samburu National Reserve and three game drives in the famed Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • A boat ride on Lake Naivasha
  • Return flights to Nairobi
  • Travel by six-seater safari minibuses throughout
  • Fully escorted by friendly, experienced drivers and safari guides

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One: Travel to Kenya

Travel to the airport today for your overnight flight from the UK to Nairobi.

Day Two: Journey to Samburu National Reserve

After arriving in Nairobi early this morning, travel north on a scenic journey past the soaring twin peaks of Mount Kenya and into the high plain, an area of rolling grasslands dotted with market towns. We'll then cross the equator and take in the magnificent panorama of the northern Laikipia plateau, before continuing to Samburu National Reserve.

Enjoy lunch, and take in the beauty of rugged Samburu, home to an array of wildlife including elephant, cheetah, leopard, crocodile, reticulated giraffe, blue-legged Somali ostrich and the 'giraffe-necked' gerenuk gazelle. Go in search of these local residents on your first game drive this afternoon, then return to the lodge in time for dinner and a first night under the starlit Kenyan sky.

Day Three: Enjoy game drives in Samburu

Enjoy a day exploring the reserve. Set off on morning and afternoon game drives, choosing either to return to the lodge for lunch or to spend the full day out and take a packed lunch with you.

Day Four: Travel to Treetops lodge in Aberdare National Park

Our journey today takes us back across the equator as we head towards Nyeri, resting place of Lord Baden-Powell, and the eastern fringes of the Aberdare National Park. Here, you'll enjoy an afternoon and overnight stay at Treetops, a stilted lodge that has welcomed the British Royal Family in its past and is regarded as one of the most atmospheric game-viewing locations in the world. Head to the lodge's impressive viewing platform to see animals visit the watering hole at night.

Day Five: Travel through the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park

Settle in for a spectacular journey today, as we travel via Kenya's highest town, Nyahururu (formerly Thompson's Falls), en route to the Great Rift Valley. By lunchtime we'll arrive in Lake Nakuru National Park, set around the picturesque shores of the soda lake. Look out for grazing black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and leopard, as well as an array of colourful birdlife on this afternoon's game drive, then enjoy a relaxing evening at Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Day Six: Continue through the Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara

As we continue our journey through the Rift Valley, we'll make a call at Lake Naivasha for a boat cruise on its rippling waters. Marvel at wallowing hippos on the shores and spot countless bird species circling the lake, then re-join the safari vehicle and continue south towards the Maasai Mara.

Considered the ultimate safari destination, the Mara is hailed as one of the greatest spots in the world for game viewing. From July to September it becomes the stage for the great wildebeest migration, a phenomenal spectacle that takes place annually, but even outside these months the wildlife viewing opportunities are unparalleled. Look out for giraffe, zebra, hippo, buffalo, elephant, ostrich, lion, cheetah and much more on our afternoon game drive, then continue to the Keekorok lodge for a two-night stay.

Day Seven: Game drives in the Maasai Mara

Spend the day exploring the reserve, setting off on morning and/or afternoon game drives in the Mara's vast grasslands. We'll also pay a visit to a Maasai village for the chance to meet locals and perhaps buy handmade souvenirs. This evening, spend a final night in the bush as you enjoy dinner and share memories of the trip with your fellow travellers.

Day Eight: Travel back to Nairobi

After breakfast, we'll travel back to Nairobi. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at the famous Carnivore restaurant (vegetarian options are available), then pay a visit to the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife's Giraffe Centre, which houses protected Rothschild giraffes. Your final night will be spent at the sumptuous, five-star Fairmont Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, where you'll be treated to some last-minute luxury at the end of your safari adventure.

Day Nine: Travel back to the UK

After an early breakfast, we'll transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your return, and you'll arrive back in the UK late this afternoon.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 06 November 2018 £2799
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 15 January 2019 £2999
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 19 February 2019 £2949
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 02 April 2019 £2569
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 28 May 2019 £2499
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 18 June 2019 £2569
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 09 July 2019 £3199
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 10 September 2019 £3049
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 15 October 2019 £3199
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 12 November 2019 £2869
Belfast City
Belfast City 06 November 2018 £2799
Belfast City
Belfast City 15 January 2019 £2999
Belfast City
Belfast City 19 February 2019 £2949
Belfast City
Belfast City 02 April 2019 £2569
Belfast City
Belfast City 28 May 2019 £2499
Belfast City
Belfast City 18 June 2019 £2569
Belfast City
Belfast City 09 July 2019 £3199
Belfast City
Belfast City 10 September 2019 £3049
Belfast City
Belfast City 15 October 2019 £3199
Belfast City
Belfast City 12 November 2019 £2869
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 06 November 2018 £2799
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 15 January 2019 £2999
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 19 February 2019 £2949
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 02 April 2019 £2569
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 28 May 2019 £2499
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 18 June 2019 £2569
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 09 July 2019 £3199
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 September 2019 £3049
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 15 October 2019 £3199
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 November 2019 £2869
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 November 2018 £2799
Glasgow
Glasgow 15 January 2019 £2999
Glasgow
Glasgow 19 February 2019 £2949
Glasgow
Glasgow 02 April 2019 £2569
Glasgow
Glasgow 28 May 2019 £2499
Glasgow
Glasgow 18 June 2019 £2569
Glasgow
Glasgow 09 July 2019 £3199
Glasgow
Glasgow 10 September 2019 £3049
Glasgow
Glasgow 15 October 2019 £3199
Glasgow
Glasgow 12 November 2019 £2869
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 November 2018 £2599
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 January 2019 £2799
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 19 February 2019 £2749
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 April 2019 £2369
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 28 May 2019 £2299
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 June 2019 £2369
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 July 2019 £2999
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 September 2019 £2849
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 October 2019 £2999
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 November 2019 £2669
Manchester
Manchester 06 November 2018 £2799
Manchester
Manchester 15 January 2019 £2999
Manchester
Manchester 19 February 2019 £2949
Manchester
Manchester 02 April 2019 £2569
Manchester
Manchester 28 May 2019 £2499
Manchester
Manchester 18 June 2019 £2569
Manchester
Manchester 09 July 2019 £3199
Manchester
Manchester 10 September 2019 £3049
Manchester
Manchester 15 October 2019 £3199
Manchester
Manchester 12 November 2019 £2869
Newcastle
Newcastle 06 November 2018 £2799
Newcastle
Newcastle 15 January 2019 £2999
Newcastle
Newcastle 19 February 2019 £2949
Newcastle
Newcastle 02 April 2019 £2569
Newcastle
Newcastle 28 May 2019 £2499
Newcastle
Newcastle 18 June 2019 £2569
Newcastle
Newcastle 09 July 2019 £3199
Newcastle
Newcastle 10 September 2019 £3049
Newcastle
Newcastle 15 October 2019 £3199
Newcastle
Newcastle 12 November 2019 £2869

Kenya Safari Hotels 

The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.

Further Information

Small group tours

Group sizes on each departure of this tour are restricted to a maximum of 24 people. The usual group size is between 16 and 20, with most travel undertaken in smaller six-seater vehicles meaning you can enjoy experiences and encounters (and in some cases even stay in wonderful little places) that are denied to larger groups.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately five hours.

Passports and visas

British Citizens require a visa to travel to Kenya, which can be applied for online. We will send you details prior to travel. Passports must be valid for six months beyond your return date and have two adjacent blank pages available for arrival in Kenya.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made. In many developing countries access is sometimes not as easy as at home. Should you have walking difficulties, getting around monuments and attractions may be harder and, in some cases, impossible. Should you have any concerns whatsoever please do contact us prior to travel.

Travel vaccinations

Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or any other preventive measures.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Road Conditions

In developing countries road networks are continually being improved and expanded, which can mean that, from time to time, roadworks and rough road surfaces can extend journey times. Some journeys are made on winding mountain roads and passes, which may also make for slow travelling - although the scenery is usually worth it! Many roads do not have separate pavements or safety barriers, and great care should be taken when crossing or walking alongside roads.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

**Low deposit of £79pp applies to new bookings made between 30th March and 30th April (inclusive) 2018 only.. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.