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Taste of Kenya

By Helen Austin
Purchasing Manager for Alfred&

Head into the heart of Kenya on this compact wildlife itinerary. Discover Lake Nakuru’s birdlife and rhino herds, before venturing deep into the world’s most famous wildlife reserve. The Maasai Mara is home to warriors, the Big Five and hot air balloon rides. This safari is a wonderful introduction to this wild country and a cost-effective way to fulfil a bucket-list dream.

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Length
6 days
Best months to go
January to March, June to October
Guide price range
£2,070 - £2,910pp
Small Group Safari including international flights

Top Experiences
Itinerary Highlights

Kenya

Seek out Africa's headlining wildlife on an escorted group safari

Share the experience of your safari adventure with a small group...

Great Rift Valley Lakes

Enjoy a birdwatching bonanza at Lake Nakuru

Birds aren’t the only wildlife you’ll spot on a day trip to Lake Nakuru, the park is also home to rare black and white rhinos...

Maasai Mara

Explore the Maasai Mara - an African icon

Home to the one of the world’s highest concentrations of wildlife, the Maasai Mara is Africa's most famous national reserve ...

Day by day
Itinerary in detail

1

Arrival in Nairobi

Welcome to Kenya. Upon arrival in Nairobi, a local representative will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to your comfortable hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax ahead of your safari adventure. Overnight at Eka Hotel (or similar).

Things to do:

2

Nairobi & Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, drive for 2-hours to Lake Nakuru in the famous Great Rift Valley. Lake Nakuru National Park is a haven for birdlife, with over 400 colourful African species found here, including spoonbills, storks and pelicans. But perhaps the most famous visitors are the flocks of pink flamingos who gather here attracted by the blue-green algae that they feed on. On arrival there will be time for a relaxed lunch, before heading out on an afternoon game drive to explore the incredible surroundings. Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge (or similar).

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3

Lake Nakuru

Spend a second day exploring Lake Nakuru National Park. As well as an opportunity for more bird spotting, the park also provides habitat for lion, leopard, buffalo and Rothschild giraffe, as well as white rhino and the endangered black rhino. Returning from your game drive, there’ll be time to relax and enjoy the panoramic lake views from the lodge. Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge (or similar).

4

Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara

After an early breakfast, drive for 7-hours to the most famous wildlife reserve in the world – the incredible Maasai Mara. Home to one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the world, the endless wide-open savannah and rolling grasslands truly epitomise Kenya. On arrival, there’ll be time to relax at your luxury lodge and enjoy the wildlife and uninterrupted views from the large viewing deck. Overnight at Mara Engai Lodge (or similar).

Things to do:

5

Maasai Mara

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable day, beginning with a highly recommended optional hot air balloon safari. Drift upwards as the sun rises across the vast savannah, offering an endless panorama and completely new perspective on the wildlife roaming far below. Afterwards, head out on morning and afternoon game drives into the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The reserve offers fantastic chances of seeing the Big Five and other wildlife including giraffe, hyena and impala. Look out for lions basking in the shade or an elusive solo leopard - there are few places better for viewing big cats. Overnight at Mara Engai Lodge (or similar).

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6

Maasai Mara & Departure

After an early breakfast, begin the 7-hour drive back to Nairobi for your return flight to the UK or onward travel.

Another stop?

We recommend finishing your African adventure with a beach stay on the white sands of Diani or Mombasa, or the marine reserve of Malindi and Watamu on the Kenyan Coast.

Extensions

Extensions

Holiday Budget
Guide price information

Low Season

Small Group Safari
2022: 24 May, 07 Jun, 21 Jun
2023: 02 May, 06 Jun, 20 Jun

£2,070

Mid Season

Small Group Safari
2022: 20 Sep, 04 Oct, 25 Oct, 08 Nov, 06 Dec
2023:14 Feb, 19 Sep, 03 Oct, 17 Oct, 21 Nov

£2,310

High Season

Small Group Safari
2022: 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 09 Aug, 16 Aug, 06 Sep
2023: 11 Jul, 25 Jul, 08 Aug, 22 Aug, 05 Sep

£2,910

Private Itinerary

This itinerary is also available as a private departure, on the dates of your choice. This option is ideal for families or groups of friends, as the price per person reduces as the size of your group increases.

£2,575

Alfred & Helen Austin

Helen was fascinated by travel from an early age, avidly watching holiday programmes and dreaming of future travel plans. Fantasy became reality when she joined Kuoni just over 20 years ago, and she has continued to explore ever since. She fell in love with Africa on her first safari experience in Zambia, watching an elephant herd meander across a dusty track as the sun set dramatically. Subsequent trips to South Africa, Namibia, and Kenya have further fuelled her passion for the wildlife, diverse cultures, and beautiful landscapes of her favourite continent.

Plan your holiday withAlfred&

Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Paul, who's travelled extensively in Kenya. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife in the Mara, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot for your sundowner.

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