$3,600 Includes Round-Trip Kenya Airways direct flights from JFK, 1 night Nairobi Serena Hotel, 2 nights Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, 3 nights Mara Serena Safari Lodge, All Meals while on safari, Game drives, Safari Driver/Guides, Park Fees, Bush Breakfast by the Hippo Pool and Star-lit Barbecue Dinner in the Mara, Airport Transfers, Experience of a lifetime!

Prices based on departure from New York (JFK). Prices may vary based on departure city.


Depart JFK on Friday, Saturday or Sunday

Details

Depart JFK on Friday, Saturday or Sunday

Day 1: Depart on Kenya Airways direct flight from JFK
Day 2: Nairobi Serena Hotel
Day 3 and 4: Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Day 5, 6 and 7: Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Day 8: Depart at night
Day 9: Arrive USA

Round-Trip Air-Inclusive from $3,600 per Guest sharing. Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for scheduled departures from New York, John F Kennedy (JFK)

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.

Full Itinerary

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

DAY 2: Nairobi
Upon arrival at Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at around 11 am, you'll clear passport control and customs before being met by your driver and transferred to the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Your afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast).

DAY 3: Lake Elmenteita
After breakfast you will be met by CAT Safaris representative and your dedicated Safari Driver Guide. After a pre-safari briefing, depart Nairobi driving down the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley, your driver guide will stop at strategic viewpoints for photography where you will come out and view the escarpment and take photos.

Lunch at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp in the Soysambu Conservancy followed by an afternoon at leisure. Enjoy afternoon game viewing drives in the Conservancy. 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 (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast).

DAY 4: Lake Elmenteita
After breakfast depart and drive to the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park. The park, colored by a shimmering flamingo pink from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores, the park is home to great numbers of the white and black rhinos and buffaloes.
After game viewing drives, exit the park and drive to Kariandusi Pre-Historic Site and Archaeological Museum. Kariandusi is an extensive archaeological site and amongst the first discoveries of Lower Paleolithic sites in East Africa. It is possibly the first Acheulean site to have been found in Situ in East Africa. Hundreds of Bolas and Acheulean hand axes and stone artifacts have been unearthed here.

Picnic lunch will be served at the site before returning to the Camp. Rest of the afternoon at leisure to relax and enjoy a swim the camp’s infinity pool. Overnight at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp (Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast).

DAY 5: 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.

Perched on the saddle of a hill, the Mara Serena Safari Lodge has one of the most spectacular views imaginable across the vast plains, forests and rivers that make up the Maasai Mara – one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries.

Lunch in the lodge followed by an afternoon at leisure.

A Serena Maisha Health Club and Spa featuring an exciting spa menu, steam, sauna and gymnasium is also now open – an opportunity to have an experience of tranquility and good health whilst on safari. 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. Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast).

DAY 6, 7: 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.

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 (3 Lunches, 2 Dinners & 2 Breakfasts).

DAY 8: Nairobi
Following an early morning game drive and breakfast and lunch, guests will be transferred to Mara Serena Airstrip for a scheduled flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival, guests will be met and transferred to Nairobi Serena Hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. Later in the evening you will be transferred to the International airport for your flight home.

DAY 9: 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 Air on Kenya Airways/KLM from JFK to Nairobi (NBO)
  • Internal Flight from Mara to Nairobi
  • Airport Transfers
  • Game Drives as per itinerary in Safari Cruiser
  • 1 Night Nairobi Serena Hotel
  • 2 Nights Lake Elmenteita Camp
  • 3 Nights Mara Serena Safari Lodge
  • All Meals while on safari
  • Services of English speaking Safari Driver Guides
  • All Park fees and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
    Visit to Kariandusi pre Historic Site/Museum
    Breakfast on the lawns in Lake Elmenteita
    Bush Breakfast by the Hippo Pools
  • Star-lit Barbecue Dinner in the Mara

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, Aug, Sept, Oct, Dec 2019
$4,380 per person sharing in a double/twin
$4,980 per person in single room

November 2019
$3,880 per person sharing in a double/twin
$4,350 per person in single room

January, February, March 2020
$3,980 per person sharing in a double/twin
$4,370 per person in single room

April, May 2020
$3,600 per person sharing in a double/twin
$3,950 per person in single room

June and November 2020
$4,150 per person sharing in a double/twin
$4,650 per person in single room

July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Dec 2020
$4,580 per person sharing in a double/twin
$5,150 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 June 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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