$7,470 Includes Round-Trip Kenya Airways Direct Flight from JFK, Internal Flights, 2 nights Kilaguni Serena, 2 nights Amboseli Serena, 2 nights Sweetwaters Serena, 2 nights Lake Elmenteita Serena, 1 night Nairobi Serena, 1 night, 1 night Mountain Lodge, 3 nights Mara Serena, 3 nights Serena Beach, Park fees, Lake Nakuru, Bush Breakfast and Star-lit Barbecue Dinner, Mombasa

Depart JFK on Saturday, Monday or Wednesday

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Depart JFK on Saturday, Monday or Wednesday

Day 1: Depart on Kenya Airways direct flight from JFK
Day 2, 3: Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
Day 4, 5: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Day 6: Nairobi Serena Hotel
Day 7: Serena Mountain Lodge
Day 8, 9: Sweetwaters Serena Camp
Day 10, 11: Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Day 12, 13, 14: Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Day 15, 16, 17: Serena Beach Resort & Spa
Day 18: Depart at night
Day 19: Arrive USA

Air-Inclusive from $7,470 per Guest. Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for scheduled departures from New York, John F Kennedy (JFK)

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: Overnight Travel
Depart from New York (JFK) on your Kenya Airways direct flight to Nairobi.

DAY 2: Kilaguni
After a pre-safari briefing, depart with afternoon flight to Tsavo West National Park. Upon landing into the park, enjoy a game viewing drive en route to the Lodge to arrive in the early afternoon for check-in followed by lunch.

Depart for an afternoon game drive in the park returning to the lodge in time to refresh for dinner. Overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge on Full Board basis.

DAY 3: Kilaguni
Full day in the Park with morning and afternoon game viewing drives. The park offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world with large herds of dusty-red elephants, hippopotamus, giant crocodiles, black rhinoceros and African buffalos. The park includes also the lion, the cheetah and the leopard. The "big five" can be seen in Tsavo. Other animals commonly seen in the park are the zebra, the antelopes and gazelles, the mongoose, the hyrax, the dik diks and the lesser kudu. Bird life is abundant as more than 600 species of bird have been recorded

Some of the interesting areas to be visited are the Mzima springs, Roaring rocks, Chaimu and Shetani Lava sites to mention a few. Overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.

DAY 4: Amboseli
Depart after breakfast in the lodge and drive to Amboseli National park to arrive in the early afternoon for check-in and lunch at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge.

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park. Shaded by palm trees, is a free-form swimming pool; to either side of which stretch the rooms. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive. Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Camp on a full board basis.

DAY 5: Amboseli
Full day in Amboseli National Park with morning and afternoon game viewing drives. Elephant are a dominant presence in Amboseli; they are tracked almost constantly by researchers thus, the reason they have largely escaped the ravages of 1980's poaching. Here, you are able to spot some of the older “tuskers” lumbering almost delicately before the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis

DAY 6: Nairobi
After an early breakfast, depart and drive to Nairobi to arrive at the Nairobi Serena Hotel in the early afternoon in time for lunch at Maghreb Restaurant.

Justly famed for its exceptional standards of efficiency, service and five-star hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group and is consistently voted ‘Best Hotel” in Nairobi by airlines and international travel magazines alike. Despite its pivotal central location, the Serena remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa's most vibrant capital cities. Overnight at Nairobi Serena Safari Hotel on a full board basis.

DAY 7: Mount Kenya
After breakfast in the Hotel and a pre safari briefing, depart with your Safari Driver Guide and drive via the Great North Road, through the famed Kenyan highlands onto Mount Kenya National park. Drive on to the Serena Mountain Lodge – located at 2,134 meters on the slopes of Mount Kenya. In the afternoon depart for a Guided Forest Walk through the forest, accompanied by the Resident Naturalist. Overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge on a full board basis.

DAY 8, 9: Ol Pejeta
After a leisurely breakfast in the lodge, check-out and embark on a scenic drive through the Central Highlands to the Equator Point just before Nanyuki Town for a brief stopover. Here, the locals perform a water demonstration to qualify the position of the equator and for a small tip you will be awarded an ‘equator certificate’. Drive on to the nearby 110,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy, which lies on the Laikipia plains. Enjoy a game viewing drive en-route to Sweetwaters Serena Camp.

Lunch in the Camp followed by an afternoon at leisure to enjoy the facilities at the Camp that include a swimming pool. Afternoon game viewing drive in the Conservancy. Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Camp on a full board basis.

DAY 10, 11: Lake Elmenteita
Depart Ol Pejeta after breakfast and drive to Soysambu wildlife conservancy to arrive in time for lunch at the Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, “Where history meets the wild kingdom”

Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in the Conservancy. The Conservancy protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. Rothschild giraffes have found a safe haven for breeding here, while a diverse variety of terrain shelters many species - from herds of giant elands to tiny dik diks and cliff-dwelling klipspringers. Overnight at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp on a full board basis.

DAY 12: Maasai Mara
After an early breakfast in the Camp, depart and drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve to arrive at Mara Serena Safari Lodge in the early afternoon for check in.

There is a swimming pool and the new terrace gives you an opportunity to enjoy the sweeping views of the of the expansive Maasai Mara plains. Enjoy an evening game drive in the reserve. Certainly the most frequented game reserve in Kenya, Maasai Mara is a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries, and punctuated by marshes and forests. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.

DAY 13: Maasai Mara
Two full days in the Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. This 650 sq. kilometer reserve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere considering its size. The reserve is home to all the “big five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal, Cheetah, and the rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles.

Hippo Pool Breakfast. On one of the mornings, crown your game viewing experience with a “Bush Breakfast” by the Mara River Hippo Pools! One cannot resist the charming “Jambo” from the chefs and Masai warriors as they welcome you to our wonderfully set breakfast buffet of cold cuts, fruits, cereals and hot dishes with eggs made to your specifications as you wait. The hippos keep you company and only say “Kwaheri” (good bye) after you have had enough. Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.

DAY 14: Maasai Mara
On the last night in the Mara, you will be hosted to a “Star Lit” Bush Barbecue Dinner: The Star Lit Bush Dinner. Nothing is quite so essentially ‘Safari’ as the traditional ‘bush dinner’, especially when it is enlivened by the presence by a group of scarlet-clad Maasai Morans (warriors). Your Star-lit dinner begins with cocktails around the campfire. Dinner will then be cooked on a blazing BBQ, accompanied by a wide range of salads and vegetables. While dessert and coffee is served, the Maasai Traditional Dancers will entertain you with songs, chants and dance displays. After dinner, you will be driven back to the lodge. Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis.

DAY 15: Mombasa
After breakfast, Check-out and transfer to Mara Serena Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport. Met on arrival by our representative and transfer to Nairobi Serena Hotel for a lunch in Café Maghreb Restaurant.

Later transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your home flight to Mombasa. On arrival at Moi International Airport you will be met by our representative and transfer to Serena Beach Resort & Spa where you have been booked on a half board basis (Bed, Breakfast and Dinner) for the next three nights. Overnight at Serena Beach Resort and Spa on a full board basis.

DAY 16, 17: Mombasa
Two full days in Mombasa at leisure to enjoy the beach and resort’s facilities. At its heart lies the coral-built ‘Fortress of Tranquility' of the exquisite ‘Maisha' Mind, Body and Spirit Spa. On the last evening, you will be hosted to a farewell dinner at our renowned Seafood Restaurant, Jahazi Grill - An Arabian Dhow-themed restaurant. Alluring ocean views and the gentle sounds of the surf complement the seafood menu that makes Jahazi Grill the best Mombasa! Enjoy an array of dishes that use only the finest and freshest local ingredients, including fresh fish caught daily. Overnight at Serena Beach Resort and Spa on a full board basis.

DAY 18: Nairobi
Breakfast in the resort. Later transfer to Moi International Airport for your scheduled flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi for onward connection to your home bound international flight.

DAY 19: End of Itinerary
Arrive at New York JFK International Airport

NOTE: This tour can begin in SFO, LAX or SEA instead of JFK, however, this would necessitate earlier travel time at the beginning of the journey. Please contact us for prices for this option.

WHAT"S INCLUDED

  • Round-Trip flight from JFK to Nairobi with Kenya Airways.
  • Scheduled flight from Mara to Nairobi
  • 2 nights on Full Board at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
  • 2 nights on Full Board at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
  • 2 nights on Full Board at Sweetwaters Serena Camp
  • 2 nights on Full Board at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
  • 1 night at Nairobi Serena Hotel and Serena Mountain Lodge
    3 nights on Full Board at Mara Serena Safari Lodge
  • 3 nights on Full Board at Serena Beach Resort & Spa
    Safari transport in custom made Safari Land Cruisers
  • Services of English speaking driver guides
    Park & Conservancy fees
    Pick up from Nairobi
    Round-Trip scheduled flights from Nairobi to Mara
    Airstrip/airport transfers with meet and assist services as per itinerary
    Lunch at Café Maghreb Restaurant as per itinerary
    Breakfast on the Lakeside at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
    Excursion to Lake Nakuru National Park and Kariandusi pre-historical site.
    Bush Breakfast by the Hippo Pools and Star-lit
    Barbecue Dinner in the Mara
    Seafood Dinner at Jahazi Grill Restaurant in Mombasa
    First aid kit in the vehicle.
    24 hour backup service.
    Drop off either at the Airport or within Nairobi and its environs.
    Park Fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • Add on air from other US cities
  • Any meals or services not mentioned above
  • Balloon Flight in the Mara @ $450 per person
  • All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, personal travel insurances etc.

July, August, September, October 2019
$9,280 per person sharing in a double/twin
$10,780 per person in single room

November 2019
$7,470 per person sharing in a double/twin
$8,180 per person in single room

December 2019
$9,380 per person sharing in a double/twin
$10,880 per person in single room

January, February, March 2020
$8,450 per person sharing in a double/twin
$9,540 per person in single room

April, May 2020
$7,770 per person sharing in a double/twin
$7,940 per person in single room

June 2020
$8,350 per person sharing in a double/twin
$9,400 per person in single room

July, August, September, October 2020
$9,880 per person sharing in a double/twin
$11,280 per person in single room

November 2020
$8,350 per person sharing in a double/twin
$9,400 per person in single room

December 2020
$9,880 per person sharing in a double/twin
$11,480 per person in single room

Above offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid for travel between July 1, 2019 and December 10, 2020

Prices are in US Dollars and are per person based on double occupancy accommodations and include fuel surcharges, Government taxes, departure fees and September 11th Security Fee.

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