- Experience the world-famous Maasai Mara
- Discover the magic of the Big Five as well as spotting other amazing wildlife
- Visit the Lake Nakuru National Park where you can spot over 400 different species of birds
- Facilities includes two swimming pools, tennis courts, a spa and a restaurant.
If you are looking for an introduction to Kenya and the world famous Maasai Mara, then this Kenyan adventure has to be top of your list. What could be more inspiring than looking out for the Big Five as you drive through the Maasai Mara National Reserve passing through rolling grasslands and the open savannah?
Imagine hearing the roar of a lion or spotting the elusive leopard as it races along the plains. A safari will create memories that will stay with you forever.
About this trip
For a classic, wildlife-rich safari experience, the stunning landscape of the Kenyan Maasai Mara reserve has it all. From seeing a herd of wild elephants close up or watching a pride of lions basking under the shade of a tree in the Kenyan sun, this safari experience is the best way to see the Big Five in all their glory.
You will be staying at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, which is set within 150 acres of grasslands, on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Take advantage of the extensive facilities which includes two swimming pools, tennis courts, a spa and a restaurant.
Home to around 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species, the Masai Mara has to be one of the ultimate places to see wildlife and is one of the best places to see the big five which includes the lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino)
The reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise providing ample opportunity to see not only the big five but other intriguing wildlife such as the migratory wildebeest, cheetahs and zebra.
- Quality accommodation
- Insightful local driver/guides
- Hand-picked itineraries
- Flexible arrival times
- 4x4 safari vehicles exclusively for Kuoni customers, with guaranteed window seats
- Park fees
- Guide tips
- Meals where most convenient (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- All specified flights
When can I go?
This offer is based on departing 10th November. For alternative dates please speak to your Personal Travel Expert.
Are you ready to book your Kenyan adventure? Get in touch with your Personal Travel Expert today.
Day 1: UK to Nairobi
Depart the UK on your flight to Nairobi. On arrival, transfer to your hotel to relax ahead of your safari. Stay: Southern Sun Mayfair (or similar).
Day 2: Nairobi to Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, drive to Lake Naivasha, arriving in time for lunch. This afternoon, there’s the option to take a boat ride or relax at your lodge, the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. Set in 150 acres of grasslands, this sprawling Sopa lodge sits on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Extensive facilities – including two swimming pools, tennis courts, a spa and main restaurant – are dotted throughout the grounds, sensitively designed to have minimum impact on the natural environment.
84 rooms are housed in 21 characterful cottages built of local stone and set close to charming rock gardens and colourful plants with birds and playful monkeys flitting through the shade of the acacia trees above. You might even be lucky enough to see a giraffe wandering through the gardens. Approx. journey time: 2 hours. Stay: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (or similar).
Day 3: Lake Naivasha
Today you’ll head out on a day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is a haven for bird lovers, with over 400 species of bird – although be aware that the number of birds here fluctuates dependent on water level, so it’s best to check with the park if this is your primary reason for visiting.
Lake Nakuru National Park also provides habitat for lion, leopard, buffalo and Rothschild giraffe, as well as white rhino and the endangered black rhino. After enjoying game drives and a picnic lunch, you’ll return to the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight. Stay: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (or similar).
Day 4: Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara
After an early breakfast, drive to the Maasai Mara National Reserve with lunch en route at the Sarova Mara Game Camp. The most famous reserve in the world, the Maasai Mara is what safari dreams are made of – rolling grasslands and wide open savannah, rich in African wildlife.
Here is the place to witness the incredible annual wildebeest migration between July and October as over a million animals thunder across the plains in search of water and grazing – but the Mara has mass appeal all year round. Spot lions basking in the shade or seek out an elusive solo leopard. Your accommodation here is the Mara Serena Safari Lodge, spectacularly located high on a hill with amazing views over the Mara River in one of the best locations for game viewing.
Created to echo the feel of a traditional Maasai manyatta – a cluster of domed huts encircled by a boma of brushwood – this is a unique lodge, with twin rows of individual rooms and a rock-surround swimming pool.
Soak up the views by day, and in the evening take a seat around the campfire for post-dinner drinks. The lodge’s ‘modular’ style rooms blend seamlessly into the landscape and offer uninterrupted views across the Mara from their private terraces.
Inside, you’ll find earthy tones and swirling patterns, to echo the colours and shapes of the bush. Outside your room you might spot mongoose, warthogs and baboons, with bigger wildlife in the distance. Approx. journey time: 7 hours. Stay: Mara Serena Safari Lodge (or similar).
Day 5: Maasai Mara
A full day in the Mara awaits, with the option of a hot-air balloon ride this morning. Take flight and drift upwards as the sun rises for an entirely different perspective of the Mara, when the bright pink-orange haze is visible for miles across the vast savannah and wildlife becomes distinguishable from their silhouette forms below.
Afterwards, you’ll head out on morning and afternoon game drives. The reserve offers fantastic chances of seeing the Big Five – and even better opportunities for viewing big cats. Other wildlife to spot includes elephant, giraffe, hyena, impala, wildebeest and buffalo. Stay: Mara Serena Safari Lodge (or similar).
Day 6: Maasai Mara to Nairobi
After an early breakfast, you’ll begin the long drive back to Nairobi. Approx. journey time: 7 hours. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK, arriving the following day.
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