Through the Rift Valley, Serena Lodges

Through the Rift Valley, Serena Lodges

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Through the Rift Valley, Serena Lodges

4 Days Starting in Nairobi and ending in

Visiting: Nairobi, Kenya

Tour operator:

ARP Travel Group

Tour code:

26467

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

VERY_EASY

Age range:

Min age:7

Tour operated in:
English , French , German , Spanish
From:
$2911
$2780 Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$131

NB: Prices correct on 20-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

An African safari touches something deep within all of us, for it is an experience that will never be forgotten. This four-day adventure takes you through the Great Rift Valley and the vast game-rich plains of the Maasai Mara, covering one national reserve and one national park. The driver-guides are all skilled experts and will certainly make this safari feel special while the accommodation has been specifically chosen to enhance your experience. 

Highlights

  • Maasai Mara National Reserve: situated in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves, and where the world’s largest multi-species migration takes place

  • Lake Nakuru National Park: on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park

  • Across the vast plains of the Mara, visitors are able to witness lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, and an infinite variety of other species in their natural habitats

  • Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges

  • It is ideal for bird watching and game drives

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival Nairobi

Location: Nairobi

Upon arrival at Nairobi International Airport, you will be met by your tour representative and transferred to Nairobi Serena Hotel or similar for check-in. Enjoy an afternoon at your own leisure, perhaps taking advantage of the modern facilities, before you embark on your Kenyan odyssey. 

Overnight in Nairobi.

Day 2 : Arrival Nairobi – Maasai Mara National Reserve (280Km – 5 Hrs)

After breakfast, depart Nairobi, travelling towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners during World War II. Keep an eye out for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the futuristic Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok, and then travel through fields of wheat and barley, before reaching the Maasai Mara and Mara Serena Safari Lodge in time for lunch. Afterwards, it’s time for the first game drive of the tour, returning to the lodge at sunset. A masterful interpretation of a traditional Maasai village, Mara Serena Safari Lodge seemingly floats on a sea of savannah and the beautiful pool looks out over the wide plains, offering stunning views. The rooms are Maasai-influenced in style yet extremely comfortable. The main dining room, where delicious meals are served, has three large domes and three small ones depicting Maasai manyattas (villages). An African al fresco barbecue is occasionally served by the pool overlooking the Mara plains. It is on this very terrain, stretching endlessly before the lodge, that the annual migrations take place, where millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle pass through on their way to and from their alternative feeding grounds in Tanzania. Lunch and dinner included.

Overnight in Maasai Mara.

Day 3 : Maasai Mara National Reserve (5-6 Hrs On Game Drives)

Enjoy an early breakfast before departing for a morning game drive. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is home to millions of wild animals, including the fabled Big Five of lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and black rhinos as well as antelopes, gazelles and wildebeest among others. Return to the lodge for lunch and perhaps a siesta before setting off for an afternoon game drive and a visit to a Maasai village, heading back to the lodge as the sun sets. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


Overnight in Maasai Mara.



Day 4 : Maasai Mara – Lake Elementaita (210Km – 4 Hrs)

Bid farewell to the Maasai Mara after breakfast and travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley dot the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Continue across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, arriving for a late lunch at your camp, located on Soysambu Conservancy. Afternoon depart on a game drive in the conservancy. The conservancy is home to more than 450 bird species (28% of the world's population of Lesser Flamingo) and 10,000 mammals of over 50 species including 90+ Rothschild's Giraffe. End your gamedrive with a sundowner.  Located in the Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy, Lake Elementita Serena Camp is on the northern shore of the lake. It offers a blend of exclusivity and adventure, with luxury tents, a dining and lounge area, spa and swimming pool. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included.

Overnight at Lake Elementaita.

Day 5 : Lake Elementaita – Depart Nairobi (140Km – 3Hrs)

Following an early breakfast and an escorted bird walk, leave the Rift Valley behind and proceed to Nairobi. Once in the city, you will be dropped off at Ole Sereni Hotel in the city centre at 12:30 pm to continue with your individual travel arrangements. Flights to be booked 04:00 pm onwards.

What's Included

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with English-speaking local driver-guide throughout the tour (the assigned local driver-guide may change during the itinerary)
  • French, German, Italian or Spanish driver-guide subject to availability (airport transfers will be operated with English-speaking drivers)

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 4 night’s accommodation

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Nairobi:

Superior Hotel Category = Nairobi Serena Hotel or similar 4*

Day 2-3 Maasai Mara:

Superior Hotel Category = Mara Serena Safari Lodge or similar 4*

Day 4 Lake Elementaita:

Superior Hotel Category = Lake Elementaita Serena Camp or similar 4*

MEALS:

  • 4 Breakfasts 
  • 3 Lunches 
  • 3 Dinners

TRANSPORT:

  • 4x4 vehicle with a pop-up roof and guaranteed window seat during game drives and all transportation throughout the tour (maximum 7 persons per vehicle)

ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:

  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: 1 game drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve (Day 2); 2 game drives at game drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve (Day 3); 1 game drive at Lake Elementaita National Park (Day 3); Lake Elementaita escorted bird walk (Day 5)

OTHER:

  • Government taxes 
  • 1 bottle of mineral water (500ml) per person per day on game drives

What's Not Included

  • Visas
  • International flights 
  • Domestic flights 
  • International flights 
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage and gratuities  
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Requirements

Passengers should bring only soft-sided bags on safari. Passengers arriving to Kenya may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. Travellers’ cheques are generally not accepted in east Africa. US banknotes cannot be older than 2004 and must have the latest security markings (large portrait of the president). Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Please Note

  • Day 1, Check-in time is 02:00 pm. Clients arriving in the middle of the night must book a pre-night as they will not be permitted to wait in the hotel lobby
  • Day 5, the drop-off is at Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi at 12:00 pm approx. (flights to be booked 04:00 pm onwards)
  • Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft-sided bags not exceeding 15kg and 65x46 cm. Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at the time of briefing. It will be handed over to you on your return from the safari. Additional costs may apply to pick up drop off luggage at specific points
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed  
  • We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons
  • Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • This tour is a combination of regular tours and shared arrangements, clients may be required to change vehicles
  • Park fees may change without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will have to be covered by the client

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Nairobi:

  • Superior Hotel Category = Nairobi Serena Hotel or similar 4*

Day 2-3 Maasai Mara:

  • Superior Hotel Category = Mara Serena Safari Lodge or similar 4*

Day 4 Lake Elementaita:

  • Superior Hotel Category = Lake Elementaita Serena Camp or similar 4*

Check out our Q&As

  • What does the price include?

    What is included is stated specifically on the product Description. Gratuities are at your discretion. Prices do not include (unless stated otherwise) - gratuities to the guide, driver or tour manager.

  • Is there any option for solo traveller?

    Yes of course. Please note that the default selection shows the price per person per double room. For solo travellers, you will have to select a single room when available.

  • Do you offer any travel insurance?

    We do not offer Travel Insurance but would strongly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance Policy prior to departure. 

  • When are there specific hotel names confirmed?

    Confirmed hotel names are informed latest 10 days prior to client´s arrival

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Booking confirmation with Itinerary and confirmation vouchers

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You can change it by logging into your profile and click on Bookings. Please check your cancellation policy.

  • Are flights included in the tour?

    No, they are not included

  • Are Visa fees included in the price?

    No, visa fees are not included

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    ARP Travel Group requires a minimum deposit of 20% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of arp travel group charges.

    At 24 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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