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MAASAI MARA, SAMBURU & ABERDARE

  • Watch wildlife at a floodlit waterhole in Aberdare
  • Admire the Maasai Mara's ‘Big Five’ from the air
  • Visit Meru, home of Born Free's Elsa the lioness
  • Spot Samburu's rare northern plains game
  • 11 DAYS
    11 DAYS
  • TAILOR-MADE OR GROUP TOURS
    TAILOR-MADE OR GROUP TOURS

Trip Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Watch wildlife at a floodlit waterhole in Aberdare
  • Admire the Maasai Mara's ‘Big Five’ from the air
  • Visit Meru, home of Born Free's Elsa the lioness
  • Spot Samburu's rare northern plains game

KEY DETAILS

  • Duration
    11 days
  • Travel style
    Tailor-made or Group Tours

Itinerary & Accommodation

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DAY 1
Nairobi
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Heron Portico Hotel
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Tamarind Tree Hotel
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Fairmont The Norfolk
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DAY 2
Meru National Park
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Ikweta Safari Camp
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Ikweta Safari Camp
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Elsa’s Kopje
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DAY 3
Meru National Park
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Ikweta Safari Camp
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Ikweta Safari Camp
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Elsa’s Kopje
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DAY 4
Samburu National Reserve
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Samburu Sopa Lodge
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Samburu Intrepids Camp
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Elephant Bedroom Camp
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DAY 5
Samburu National Reserve
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Samburu Sopa Lodge
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Samburu Intrepids Camp
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Elephant Bedroom Camp
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DAY 6
Aberdare National Park
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Treetops Lodge
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Treetops Lodge
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The Ark Lodge
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DAY 7
Lake Nakuru National Park
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Lake Nakuru Lodge
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Flamingo Hill Camp
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Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
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DAY 8
Maasai Mara Game Reserve
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Sentrim Mara Camp
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Mara Intrepids Camp
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Little Governors' Camp
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DAY 9
Maasai Mara Game Reserve
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Sentrim Mara Camp
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Mara Intrepids Camp
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Little Governors' Camp
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DAY 10
Maasai Mara Game Reserve
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Sentrim Mara Camp
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Mara Intrepids Camp
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Little Governors' Camp
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DAY 11
Nairobi
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Heron Portico Hotel
Heron Portico Hotel

Close to the centre of Nairobi, the Heron Portico Hotel offers 108 rooms and suites conveniently located for exploring Kenya’s capital city.

Property Facilities: Bar / LoungeElectricity (24 Hours), Gym, Pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air ConditioningBathroom (Private), Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Iron / Ironing Board (on request), Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

Ikweta Safari Camp
Ikweta Safari Camp

Close to the Murera Gate at Meru National Park, Ikweta Safari Camp features 10 safari tents conveniently located for exploring the national parks of Meru and Kora.

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Electricity (24 Hours), Pool, Restaurant, TV Room, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Balcony / Deck, Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer (on request), Laundry (Fee), Room Service, Safe

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Samburu Sopa Lodge
Samburu Sopa Lodge

With panoramic views across the vast Samburu shrublands, Samburu Sopa Lodge consists of 60 cottage rooms located within national reserve.

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Electricity (Timed), Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Balcony / Deck, Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Fan, Hair Dryer (on request), Laundry (Fee)

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Treetops Lodge
Treetops Lodge

Positioned along and ancient elephant migratory route, Treetops lodge has 32 rooms and has views over a natural watering hole.

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Electricity (24 Hours), Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Disabled Rooms (on request)Electrical OutletsHair Dryer (on request)Laundry (Fee)

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Lake Nakuru Lodge
Lake Nakuru Lodge

Enjoying uninterrupted views of the lake and passing wildlife, Lake Nakuru Lodge offers 90 rooms and suites located within Lake Nakuru National Park.

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Electricity (24 Hours), Pool, Safety Deposit Box, TV Room, WiFi (Complimentary), Wellness Treatments

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer (on request), Iron / Ironing Board (on request), Laundry (Fee), Tea / Coffee (on request), WiFi (Complimentary)

Sentrim Mara Camp
Sentrim Mara Camp

With scenic view of the Ngama Hills, Sentrim Mara Camp offers 60 tented units inside the Maasai Mara Game Reserve near the Sekenani Gate entrance.

Property Facilities: Activities, Bar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Electricity (Timed), Pool, Restaurant, Safety Deposit Box, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Fan (on request), Hair Dryer‎ (on request), Laundry (Fee), Room Service, Tea / Coffee

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Tamarind Tree Hotel
Tamarind Tree Hotel

Found in the Nairobi suburb of Karen, the Tamarind Tree Hotel has 160 rooms and suites closely located to Nairobi National Park.

Property Facilities: Bar / LoungeElectricity (24 Hours), Gym, Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Ikweta Safari Camp
Ikweta Safari Camp

Close to the Murera Gate at Meru National Park, Ikweta Safari Camp features 10 safari tents conveniently located for exploring the national parks of Meru and Kora.

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Electricity (24 Hours), Pool, Restaurant, TV Room, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Balcony / Deck, Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer (on request), Laundry (Fee), Room Service, Safe

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Samburu Intrepids Camp
Samburu Intrepids Camp

Set within Samburu Game Reserve, Samburu Intrepids offers 27 thatch-roofed tents stretched along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Electricity (Timed), Fan, Pool, Restaurant, Safety Deposit Box, TV Room, WiFi (Complimentary), Wellness Treatments

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Laundry (Fee)

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Treetops Lodge
Treetops Lodge

Positioned along and ancient elephant migratory route, Treetops lodge has 32 rooms and has views over a natural watering hole.

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Electricity (24 Hours), Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Disabled Rooms (on request)Electrical OutletsHair Dryer (on request)Laundry (Fee)

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Flamingo Hill Camp
Flamingo Hill Camp

Named after the many flamingos who visit Lake Nakuru, Flamingo Hill Camp offers 29 tents located on the edge of the national park.

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Electricity (24 Hours), Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary), Wellbeing Treatments

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer (on request), Laundry (Fee)

Mara Intrepids Camp
Mara Intrepids Camp

Overlooking the Talek River, the Mara Intrepids Tented Camp has 30 tents and is situated in a spectacular wilderness location within the Maasai Mara.

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Electricity (24 Hours), Pool, Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Balcony / DeckDisabled Rooms (on request)Electrical Outlets, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Tea / Coffee

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Fairmont The Norfolk
Fairmont The Norfolk

Dating back to 1904, Fairmont The Norfolk offers 170 rooms and suites set within tropical landscaped grounds in the heart of Nairobi.

Property Facilities: Bar / LoungeElectricity (24 Hours), Gym, Pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (Private), Balcony / Deck (on request), Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Iron / Ironing Board, Laundry (Fee), Mini Bar, Room Service, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Elsa’s Kopje
Elsa’s Kopje

Named after the lioness made famous by George and Joy Adamson, Elsa’s Kopje offers 11 cottages and suites offering splendid views over the vast plains of Meru National Park 

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / LoungeElectricity (24 Hours), Pool, Restaurant, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Laundry (Complimentary), Room Service, Safe, WiFi (Complimentary)

Elephant Bedroom Camp
Elephant Bedroom Camp

Shaded by doum palm trees on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, Elephant Bedroom Camp has 14 tents set within Samburu National Reserve.

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Battery Charging Point, Electricity (Timed), Restaurant, WiFi (Complimentary), Wellness Treatments

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Balcony / Deck, Fan, Pool (Private)

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The Ark Lodge
The Ark Lodge

Overlooking a floodlit watering hole, The Ark features 59 guest rooms and offers unique wildlife viewing opportunities from the numerous viewing areas.

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Electricity (24 Hours), Restaurant, Safety Deposit Box, TV Room, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Disabled Rooms (on request), Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer (on request), Laundry (Fee), Room Service

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Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Perched on an elevated plateau with views of Lake Nakuru, the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge offers 67 rooms within beautifully landscaped gardens.

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Electricity (24 Hours), Pool, Restaurant, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Hair Dryer, Laundry (Fee), Mini Fridge, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Television, WiFi (Complimentary)

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Little Governors' Camp
Little Governors' Camp

Permanently based inside the Mara, Little Governors' Camp offers 17 luxury tents situated around a large watering hole that teems with both birds and wildlife. 

Property Facilities: ActivitiesBar / Lounge, Electricity (24 Hours), Power: Solar, Restaurant, Spa, WiFi (Complimentary)

Room Facilities: Bathroom (Private)Balcony / Deck, Electrical Outlets, Laundry (Complimentary), Room Service, Safe

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Essential Info
3 STAR
4 STAR
5 STAR
    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Vehicle transfers as specified
    • English speaking guide(s)
    • Activities as per itinerary
    • Entrance / Admission fees as per itinerary
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a group basis
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified 
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a private basis
    General Information

    Climate

    • Kenya is generally warm all year round with temperature fluctuations mainly determined by altitude. One of the most popular times to visit Kenya is from July to September, which coincides with the Great Migration. A good time to see baby animals and migratory bird species is typically from December to February.
    • The approximate seasons are January to March, short dry season; April to June, long wet season; July to October, long dry season and November to December, short wet season. During rainy seasons there are fewer tourists and the landscape is strikingly green and lush.

    Language & Currency

    • Kiswahili and English are the official languages of Kenya. Kiswahili is spoken by most Kenyans, with English fluency varying outside of major towns and cities. There are over 65 languages spoken throughout Kenya which mainly belong to the various Bantu and Nilotic tribal populations.
    • The local currency is the Kenyan shilling, which divides into 100 cents. US dollars are often accepted; local currency is best for tipping and small purchases. Hotels in tourist areas generally accept credit cards; however, surcharges are commonplace. Remote lodges often accept cash only. Access to cash machines is available in most major towns, and exchanging currency can be done in banks and foreign exchange bureaus.

    Visa & Access

    • Most foreign nationals will require a visa for entry to Kenya. Please check with your local Kenyan Embassy or our travel team for further information. Tourist visas can often be obtained, on arrival, at most ports of entry. The Kenyan government has introduced an online ‘e-visa’ application system for obtaining tourist visas in advance of travel.
    • Kenya has three international airports; Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi (NBO), Moi International Airport in Mombasa (MBA) and Moi International Airport in Eldoret (EDL).

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks, such as malaria (where applicable). All travellers should ensure they have a valid travel insurance policy in place.

    For any further questions on Kenya or your holiday, contact our friendly travel team who will assist you with any information you require.

    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Vehicle transfers as specified
    • English speaking guide(s) 
    • Activities as per itinerary
    • Entrance / Admission fees as per itinerary
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a group basis
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified 
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a private basis
    General Information

    Climate

    • Kenya is generally warm all year round with temperature fluctuations mainly determined by altitude. One of the most popular times to visit Kenya is from July to September, which coincides with the Great Migration. A good time to see baby animals and migratory bird species is typically from December to February.
    • The approximate seasons are January to March, short dry season; April to June, long wet season; July to October, long dry season and November to December, short wet season. During rainy seasons there are fewer tourists and the landscape is strikingly green and lush.

    Language & Currency

    • Kiswahili and English are the official languages of Kenya. Kiswahili is spoken by most Kenyans, with English fluency varying outside of major towns and cities. There are over 65 languages spoken throughout Kenya which mainly belong to the various Bantu and Nilotic tribal populations.
    • The local currency is the Kenyan shilling, which divides into 100 cents. US dollars are often accepted; local currency is best for tipping and small purchases. Hotels in tourist areas generally accept credit cards; however, surcharges are commonplace. Remote lodges often accept cash only. Access to cash machines is available in most major towns, and exchanging currency can be done in banks and foreign exchange bureaus.

    Visa & Access

    • Most foreign nationals will require a visa for entry to Kenya. Please check with your local Kenyan Embassy or our travel team for further information. Tourist visas can often be obtained, on arrival, at most ports of entry. The Kenyan government has introduced an online ‘e-visa’ application system for obtaining tourist visas in advance of travel.
    • Kenya has three international airports; Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi (NBO), Moi International Airport in Mombasa (MBA) and Moi International Airport in Eldoret (EDL).

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks, such as malaria (where applicable). All travellers should ensure they have a valid travel insurance policy in place.

    For any further questions on Kenya or your holiday, contact our friendly travel team who will assist you with any information you require.

    Included
    • Accommodation based on twin room sharing
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Local beer, wine and spirits at Little Governors' Camp (excl. imported and premium brand drinks) 
    • Vehicle transfers as specified
    • English speaking guide(s)
    • Activities as per itinerary
    • Entrance / Admission fees as per itinerary
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a group basis
    Excluded
    • All flights: international, domestic or regional, unless otherwise specified
    • Airport or departure taxes
    • Personal insurances
    • Any visas or travel permits required
    • Single room supplement
    • Late check out at properties
    • All drinks, unless otherwise specified 
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Optional excursions and activities
    • Arrival and departure transfers on a private basis
    General Information

    Climate

    • Kenya is generally warm all year round with temperature fluctuations mainly determined by altitude. One of the most popular times to visit Kenya is from July to September, which coincides with the Great Migration. A good time to see baby animals and migratory bird species is typically from December to February.
    • The approximate seasons are January to March, short dry season; April to June, long wet season; July to October, long dry season and November to December, short wet season. During rainy seasons there are fewer tourists and the landscape is strikingly green and lush.

    Language & Currency

    • Kiswahili and English are the official languages of Kenya. Kiswahili is spoken by most Kenyans, with English fluency varying outside of major towns and cities. There are over 65 languages spoken throughout Kenya which mainly belong to the various Bantu and Nilotic tribal populations.
    • The local currency is the Kenyan shilling, which divides into 100 cents. US dollars are often accepted; local currency is best for tipping and small purchases. Hotels in tourist areas generally accept credit cards; however, surcharges are commonplace. Remote lodges often accept cash only. Access to cash machines is available in most major towns, and exchanging currency can be done in banks and foreign exchange bureaus.

    Visa & Access

    • Most foreign nationals will require a visa for entry to Kenya. Please check with your local Kenyan Embassy or our travel team for further information. Tourist visas can often be obtained, on arrival, at most ports of entry. The Kenyan government has introduced an online ‘e-visa’ application system for obtaining tourist visas in advance of travel.
    • Kenya has three international airports; Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi (NBO), Moi International Airport in Mombasa (MBA) and Moi International Airport in Eldoret (EDL).

    Health

    • At least 6-8 weeks before departure, please visit your local health care provider or travel clinic for any vaccination requirements and to discuss any other potential health risks, such as malaria (where applicable). All travellers should ensure they have a valid travel insurance policy in place.

    For any further questions on Kenya or your holiday, contact our friendly travel team who will assist you with any information you require.

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