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Kenya Royal Safari

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A wildlife safari of distinction, the Kenya Royal Safari follows a classic route through some of Kenya's finest game reserves. This safari is fit for royalty with flight transfers and luxury accommodation in exclusive lodges and outstanding locations. Visit the stunning Abedares National Park and spend a night at the uniquely shaped tree lodge, The Ark. See the imposing Mount Kenya and explore the Samburu National Reserve before flying to the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Kenya Royal Safari shows you the very best of Kenya.

Kenya Royal Safari Highlights

  • Aberdare National Park
  • The Ark Mountain Lodge
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Mount Kenya
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 1 Monday - Fly to Nairobi

Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

Day 2 Tuesday - Nairobi

On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure. Alternately, you can choose from a selection of optional excursions to explore the nation's capital (book and pay locally).

  • Overnight Fairmont Norfolk Hotel

Day 3 Wednesday - Aberdares

Drive 180 km to the Aberdare Country Club in the highlands of the Aberdare Range. This range is well known for its thick forests, and prolific game and offer sstunning views of the Rift Valley and the peak of Mt Kenya. The lodge's own transport will take you to The Ark Mountain where you can spend the afternoon at leisure and watch wildlife from the lodge's viewing platforms. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight The Ark Mountain Lodge

Please limit your luggage to an overnight bag the remainder can be stored at The Aberdare Country Club.

Day 4 Thursday - Samburu

Depart for the Samburu National Reserve, stopping en route to collect your remaining luggage at the Aberdare Country Club (225 km). Samburu National Reserve is situated on the banks of the Uaaso Nyiro River in the dry northern reaches of Kenya. Enjoy an afternoon game drive through this unique region. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Samburu Intrepids Camp

Day 5 Friday - Samburu

Early morning and late afternoon game drives. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Samburu Intrepids Camp

Day 6 Saturday - Mount Kenya

Drive 170 km to the slopes of Mount Kenya arriving in time for lunch. The remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy the Safari Club's facilities and take in the views of Mount Kenya. This now extinct volcano, is the highest mountain in Kenya reaching 5199m at its summit. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Mount Kenya Safari Club

Mount Kenya Safari Club - dress code is smart casual and no children are permitted in the dining area after 7pm.

Day 7 Sunday - Masai Mara

Transfer for your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara (approximately 1.5 hours). Enjoy an afternoon game drive by 4 wheel drive vehicle. The Masai Mara is widely considered to be Kenya’s greatest wildlife reserve and features 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 grass waiting to strike. Please note this part of the safari is not in an exclusive Somak vehicle so a window seat cannot be guaranteed. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Day 8 Monday - Masai Mara

Enjoy an optional early morning balloon flight* over the Mara, followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. There is free time today to enjoy the facilities of the Fairmont Mara Safari Club before a late afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Day 9 Tuesday - Kenya Holiday Extension or Fly Home

Take a light aircraft flight to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour), then proceed with your chosen Kenya holiday extension or return to Heathrow. (b)

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

Please Note: Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari. 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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