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Acacia Safari

4.5 stars


The Acacia Safari visits a contrasting trio of national parks, the Shaba National Reserve, Lake Nakuru and finally the journey culminates with three nights in the world-famous Masai Mara. This Kenyan holiday allows you to explore stunning landscapes, spot unique wildlife and discover the raw beauty of the African bush. Staying in Sarova Hotels and Lodges you will enjoy friendly, personal service and superb accommodation.

Acacia Safari Highlights

  • Nairobi
  • Shaba National Reserve
  • The Great Rift Valley
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 1 Saturday - Nairobi

Fly from London Heathrow to Nairobi, Kenya's capital.

Day 2 Sunday - Nairobi

On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure or choose from a selection of optional excursions to discover the city’s attractions (book and pay locally).

  • Overnight Panafric Hotel

Day 3 Monday - Nairobi

After breakfast drive 360 km north to the rugged landscape of Shaba National Reserve, where Joy Adamson experimented with the release of hand-reared leopards. Much of Shaba's charm lies in the splendour of its deep gorges, waterfalls and open grasslands dotted with springs. After lunch at the lodge enjoy a late afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Sarova Shaba Lodge

Day 4 Tuesday - Shaba

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives in this arid but beautiful area. Have a swim in the hotel pool, indulge in a massage in the great outdoors or take advantage of the viewing deck along the river to watch and feed crocodiles. Bird and nature walks can also be arranged. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Sarova Shaba Lodge

Day 5 Wednesday - Lake Nakuru

Drive 375 km via the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru. The lake is a haven for pink flamingos the surrounding national park has one of the largest concentrations of rhinoceros in the country as well as a good population of leopard. After lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge enjoy an afternoon game drive. The lodge has an elevated position overlooking Lake Nakuru and is a great place to soak up the views. You can also choose to enjoy a massage in the great outdoors. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Day 6 Thursday - Masai Mara

After an early breakfast continue on to the Masai Mara (315 km) arriving in time for lunch. The Masai Mara is considered one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves. The Mara comprises 200 sq miles of open plains, woodlands and riverine forest. The vast grasslands are scattered with herds of zebra, giraffe, gazelle, and wildebeest, while large predators hide in the tall grass. Enjoy an afternoon game drive and return to Sarova Mara Camp which captures the true spirit of the Kenyan wilds. Bird watching and nature walks are also available. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Sarova Mara Camp

Day 7 Friday - Masai Mara

Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over the Mara* and a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. A second game drive will take place this afternoon. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Sarova Mara Camp

Day 8 Saturday - Masai Mara

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular wilderness area. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Sarova Mara Camp

Day 9 Sunday - Kenya Holiday Extension or Fly Home

Return to Nairobi (300 km), then proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b)

Option to fly on day 9 from the Mara to Nairobi or Mombasa (includes lunch in the Mara) - price on request.

Distances and durations are approximate. Safari routings and/or lodges may vary for operational reasons.
*The Masai Mara balloon flight is an additional optional excursion.

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