Kenyan Safari – Kilimanjaro to Masai Masa

From£2939 Per Person
  • 8 nights  
Highlights
  • Hosted by Tour Manager
  • Excursions Included
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Amazing wildlife viewing opportunities

 

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  • Itinerary
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Kenyan Safari – Kilimanjaro to Masai Masa

A Kenyan Safari – Kilimanjaro to Masai Mara for the solo traveller! Track Africa’s most thrilling animals, including the ‘Big Five’, as you head off on safari across the vast savannahs of four national parks, including Amboseli and the Masai Mara. You’ll also take in mesmerising views of Mount Kilimanjaro and relax in lodges where you’re surrounded by wildlife and a touch of luxury.

 

              

 

Encompassing savannah, lakes, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands, Kenya is a truly captivating country. One-tenth of the country’s entire land area is designated as national parks and game reserves, such as the Masai Mara, Tsavo and Amboseli. Kenya is also home to a diverse array of wildlife, including lions, elephants and rhinos, and is celebrated for its annual wildebeest migrations. You’ll also have tantalising views of Mt Kilimanjaro to look forward to on your trip. No matter what your tastes, we take Kenya solo travel to the next level, providing a wealth of exceptional experiences for independent travellers to enjoy.

                  

 

Surrounded by nature, wildlife, and more than a touch of luxury, Just You is determined to make your solo holiday to Kenya extra special. Our handcrafted tours have everything you need for a truly fulfilling trip, and Kenya is no exception. Here you’ll get up close and personal with everything from the animals of the savannah to Kenya’s forest canopy, as well as local villagers who are only too happy to welcome interested visitors into their daily lives. The waves and smiles of children making their long treks to school is a sight you’ll treasure forever. If it’s adventure and excitement you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong travelling with Just You in a group of like-minded solo explorers.

             

Price Includes

  • Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Kenya Airways
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 7 nights full board in a shared room* in lodges of a good standard
  • All excursions included
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

 

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

  • Journey through the Great Rift Valley
  • Game drives in Amboseli National Park with views of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara Game Reserve safaris
  • Sundowner and breakfast out in the bush

 

 

Tour available May – November 2019. Price based on 28 May 2019 departure from London. Regional add-on flights available from £99pp, please call for full details

Kenyan Safari – Kilimanjaro to Masai Masa Hotels:

Day 2 - 3 : Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli National Park
Located in the heart of the Amboseli National Park and offering stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli offers a pool, restaurant and guest lounge.
Elegantly furnished and well-appointed, all rooms have fans and mosquito nets and offer great views of Mount Kilimanjaro or the wetlands. With luck, guests can view elephants from the comfort of their own terrace.
Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli offers a restaurant and 2 bars for snacks and drinks. The dining room opens onto a veranda in the garden.
Day 4 Mountain LodgeAberdare Highlands
Considered the most spectacular forest waterhole in the Aberdares, the lodge''s waterhole attracts a near constant stream of wildlife which makes the Mountain Lodge perfect for game viewing. The lodge is situated on the slopes of Mount Kenya and surrounded by a dense rainforest. The dining room serves internationally themed dishes and there is an array of leisure facilities include relaxing beauty treatments, manicures & pedicures, a shop, nature walks & a private waterhole & salt lick, which acts as a magnet for the region''s wildlife, especially elephants. The rooms are furnished with indigenous wood and African art and en suite bathrooms/showers.
Day 5 Lake Nakuru LodgeLake Nakuru
The Lake Nakuru Lodge has a main restaurant, bar, outside dining, bush barbecues and sundowners. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool with panoramic views, gift shop, game drives, horseback safaris and bird watching. Rooms are furnished with rustic African furniture with modern en suite bathrooms.
Day 6 - 7 : Ashnil Mara Tented Camp Masai Mara National Reserve
Ashnil Mara Camp, with 50 luxury tents, is located in the Masai Mara National Reserve and close to the Mara River, famous for the wildebeest migration.
The luxury Masai Mara Camp is arguably in one of the very best positions in the Masai Mara for game viewing and also provides the perfect setting to sit and relax at the end of a exciting day of game drives. The Ashnil Mara Camp is a 4 – 5 hour drive from Nairobi or there are daily scheduled flights from Nairobi to the Masai Mara which take just 45 mins. You may also fly from the Mombasa Coast to our luxury tented camp in just 2 hrs.
Day 8 - Eka HotelNairobi
Eka Hotel is located on Mombasa Road in Nairobi and within easy reach of many of Nairobi''s attractions including: Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi National Park and the National Museum. There are two restaurants, the Galaxy which overlooks the pool and serves buffet breakfasts and all day snacks and the Spur as well as two bars. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a gym. All rooms have en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, flat screen TV, safe, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi is also available.

Itinerary

Kenyan Safari - Kilimanjaro to Masai Masa
Today you will depart on your overnight scheduled flight to Nairobi.
On arrival in Nairobi this morning there's time to freshen up after meeting up with the rest of the group. We'll then travel by road through this bustling city and out into the peace of the Great Rift Valley. We'll arrive at our lodge, located inside Amboseli National Park, where we'll stay for two nights. After lunch we'll set off on our first included safari in this vast, wide-open landscape, which is one of the best places in the world to see elephants, as well as a host of other thrilling wildlife, not to mention fantastic views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Sunrise is a great time to spot wild animals so stay alert as we head back into Amboseli for an early-morning safari. We'll then head back to the lodge for breakfast and a day at leisure. Why not laze around the swimming pool soaking up the sun and watching the monkeys that roam the grounds, or Amboseli National Park take in views of elephants, zebra and antelope from the garden terrace. Later this afternoon we'll take our second game drive of the day, where we can notch up more wildlife spots.
We'll enjoy an early breakfast before taking to the road and heading to the Aberdare Highlands, stopping en route for lunch in Nairobi. After checking in at our lodge, which is raised on stilts above Mount Kenya's forest canopy, the rest of the day is free. Make sure you head to the open-air viewing deck above the lodge's water hole and salt-lick, which attract a constant stream of wild animals.
Our tour continues on to Lake Nakuru today, where an overnight stay has been arranged in a lodge overlooking the shores of the lake and its surrounding national park. We'll enjoy lunch on arrival in this birdwatchers' paradise, which is home to around 450 different species. It is also where you'll discover one of the largest populations of rhino in Kenya – one of the 'Big Five', which also includes lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. We'll see how many we can spot on a late afternoon game drive.
Today we have an early start, but the rewards come thick and fast as we drive south-west through the Great Rift Valley and into the famous Masai Mara National Reserve. It is home to an enthralling array of wildlife – and each year is the setting for the great migration, when thousands of wildebeest and zebras cross the Mara River to the greener pastures of the Serengeti. En route we will stop for coffee at Cafe Ubuntu, part of our Just You Cares project.
We'll arrive at our base for the next two nights, the Ashnil Mara Tented Camp, where our accommodation is in luxury tents. After an afternoon game drive, why not join your travelling companions for drinks around the bar's roaring fire before dinner. Overlooking the Mara River, the restaurant is a wonderful vantage point from which to see and hear a large, and vocal, population of hippos.
We'll head out into the bush early this morning to see even more of the Masai Mara's incredible sights. Afterwards we have a wonderful treat in store – breakfast set up in the open savannah. On arrival back at the lodge, spend the rest of the morning relaxing by the pool before a leisurely lunch and a late afternoon game drive.
After breakfast on day 8 we'll leave the Masai Mara and journey back to Nairobi, enjoying the sights as we travel through the reserve. The long drive will reward us with intriguing snapshots of daily life in Kenya as we pass through local villages – be sure to return the waves and smiles of children making their long treks to school. On arrival enjoy lunch in a peaceful garden restaurant before transferring to your Nairobi hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

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