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Shaba Safari

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The Shaba Safari travels through Kenya’s contrasting landscapes and provides excellent opportunities to view rare species as well as classic game. Spend a night on the slopes of Africa’s second highest peak Mount Kenya. Explore the tranquil wilderness of Shaba National Reserve in search of Rothschild's giraffe, leopard and the endangered black rhino. Travel through the Great Rift Valley stopping at the beautiful Lake Nakuru. The safari concludes with 2 days on the vast plains of the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. This spectacular wildlife area is home to Africa’s ‘Big Five’ - elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. The Shaba Safari is an unforgettable journey through Kenya.

Shaba Safari Highlights

  • Mount Kenya
  • Shaba National Reserve
  • Lake Nakuru
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 1 Saturday - Fly to Nairobi

Overnight flight from Heathrow to Nairobi

Day 2 Sunday - Mount Kenya

On arrival, transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge. There may be a wait in Nairobi before departing for Mount Kenya. (l,d)

  • Overnight Mount Kenya Mountain Lodge

Day 3 Monday - Shaba

After breakfast, travel 250 km north towards the arid Shaba National Reserve, where Joy Adamson experimented with the release of hand-reared leopards. Lunch at the Sarova Shaba Lodge is followed by an afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Sarova Shaba Lodge

Day 4 Tuesday - Shaba

Morning and afternoon game drives allow you to further explore this remote wilderness. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Sarova Shaba Lodge

Day 5 Wednesday - Lake Nakuru

Travel 375 km to Lake Nakuru, noted for its seasonal colonies of flamingos. Check in to the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge and enjoy an afternoon game drive in an area rich in wildlife, including Rothschild's giraffe, leopard and both black and white rhino. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Day 6 Thursday - Masai Mara

After an early breakfast, drive 315 km through the Great Rift Valley to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Check in to the Sarova Mara Camp, then take an afternoon game drive through this magnificent reserve in search of the 'big five'. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Sarova Mara Camp

Day 7 Friday - 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 lodge. The remainder of the morning is at leisure. Later, take an afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Sarova Mara Camp

Day 8 Saturday - Kenya Holiday Extension or Fly home

Return to 300 km Nairobi, then proceed with your chosen Kenya holiday extension or connect with your return flight to Heathrow. (b)

All distances and flight durations are approximate. Safari routings and/or lodges may vary for operational reasons. Guests flying with British Airways will depart Heathrow on the morning of day 1 and arrive in Nairobi on the evening of the same day. Overnight in Nairobi at your chosen hotel at an additional cost.
*The Masai Mara balloon flight is an additional optional excursion.

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