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Kensington Wilderness Safari

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Just like the royal borough of Kensington in London, this wildlife safari is fit for royalty. It combines three of the world’s best game reserves with intimate camps and personalised service. This safari departs from Nairobi and travels by light aircraft to the grasslands of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. The safari then moves south to the great plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania which are home to large concentrations of wildlife including Africa's 'big 5' - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The final stop is at the Ngorongoro Crater where you can see the world’s largest volcanic caldera and one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. The Kensington Wilderness Safari combines the breathtaking beauty and incredible wildlife of Africa, with the remote settings and elegant accommodation of Kensington Tented Camps. This safari can also be tailor-made to create your own unique safari holiday.

Kensington Wilderness Safari Highlights

  • Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Olduvai Gorge
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 1 - Fly to Nairobi

Fly overnight from Heathrow to Nairobi.

Day 2 - Masai Mara

On arrival in Nairobi transfer to Wilson Airport where you will connect with your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara Game Reserve (approximately 1 hour). Transfer to Kensington Mara Camp for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. This elegant tree-lined camp is nestled in to a bend on the Talek River on the boundary of the Mara Reserve in a pristine 80 acre reserve. Each of the camp's eight Suswa Tents are carefully spread out along the riverbank where the sound of hippos grunting in the river or the sight of elephant and giraffe wandering by provide the perfect welcome to ‘wild’ Africa. (l,d).

  • Overnight Kensington Mara Camp

Day 3 - Masai Mara Game Reserve

Take an optional early morning balloon safari* over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or enjoy a game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Spend the rest of the morning at leisure at the camp before taking an afternoon game drive or even a guided bush walk with a Masai Warrior. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Kensington Mara Camp

Day 4 - Serengeti - Western Corridor

After breakfast, transfer to the Kenya/Tanzania border at Isebania. After passing immigration control, you will be met by your Tanzanian driver/guide and change vehicles to continue on to Kensington Serengeti Camp stopping for a picnic lunch and game viewing en route. The camp is located in the Kirawira area of the Grumeti Corridor, on the western side of Serengeti National Park; it offers the chance to experience the raw beauty of the Serengeti plains. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Kensington Serengeti Camp

Day 5 - Serengeti - Western Corridor

Take an optional early morning balloon safari* followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Take the rest of the morning to relax at camp before afternoon game drive on the stunning plains to the Serengeti. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Kensington Serengeti Camp

Day 6 - Serengeti - Western Corridor

Today you have a full day to enjoy game drives in the Serengeti National Park. This vational park is one of the most incredible wildlife areas in the world and is home to Africa’s big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Kensington Serengeti Camp

Day 7 - Ngorongoro

After breakfast, depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area stopping for a picnic lunch at the Serengeti Ecology Centre. On the way, make a brief visit to the Olduvai Gorge to hear about our prehistoric ancestors. Kensington Ngorongoro Camp is a tented wilderness camp set close to the rim of the Ngorongoro caldera. The exclusive camp is set in the cool and crisp air of the mountains and has just eight Suswa tents. The tents are spread out across a forested grove and have been designed to preserve the harmony and intimacy of their natural surrounding. Each tent is comfortably furnished and offers spectacular view across the plains. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Kensington Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Day 8 - Ngorongoro Crater

Drive down into the crater for a half day of game viewing. This massive volcanic crater’s towering tree lined walls drop thousands of feet to a verdant crater floor which is teeming with wildlife. No where else in Africa can such a diversity of wildlife be seen in such a short period of time. In the afternoon visit a local Masai village to gain an insight into their traditional culture and customs. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Kensington Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Day 9 - Beach Holiday Extension or Fly Home

Depart after breakfast and drive to Arusha for lunch. Later transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for a flight back to Heathrow via Nairobi. For those who want more out of their Tanzania holiday, why not extend your holiday with a beach break to any of our Mombasa or Zanzibar hotels?

Each camp features just a handful of tents, so you must book early to avoid disappointment. This safari is offered on a daily basis and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
*Masai Mara & Serengeti Balloon Flights are an additional optional excursion - please call for details and prices.
Light aircraft baggage allowance: 15kgs

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