This introductory tour to Kenya's most beautiful and varied wildlife areas begins on the slopes of Mount Kenya National Park, one of the world's highest national parks. Continue to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy with its 'Big Five' wildlife; Lake Elmenteita, where thousands of birds congregate; and the Masai Mara, where you will stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge, a ringside seat to the annual wildebeest migration between July and October. Finish the tour at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the incredible 'smoke that thunders'.
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Overnight flight from London to Nairobi with
Kenya Airways. (N)
Early morning arrival. Drive north to Mount
Kenya and arrive in time for lunch at Serena
Mountain Lodge. Stay 1 night. Set high on
the slopes of Mount Kenya, this lodge offers
stunning mountain views. Afternoon and
evening at leisure for wildlife viewing over the
lodge’s floodlit waterhole. (L, D)
Drive north to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and stay 2 nights at Serena Sweetwaters Tented
Camp. Morning and afternoon wildlife drives.
(B, L, D)
Drive south-west to Lake Elmenteita, arriving
in time for lunch. Afternoon wildlife drive. Stay
overnight at Serena Lake Elmenteita Tented
Camp. (B, L, D)
Continue south-west to the Masai Mara, arriving
in time for lunch. Stay 2 nights at Mara Serena
Lodge. Morning and afternoon wildlife drives.
(B, L, D)
After breakfast, return to Nairobi. Overnight at
the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Afternoon at leisure
or optional excursions such as a visit to Daphne
Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage or
an ‘Out of Africa’ tour visiting the
Karen Blixen Museum, the Giraffe Centre and
Kasuri, a jewellery and ceramic-making
Fly to Livingstone (Zambia) and cross the border
to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Stay 3 nights at
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Standard Room) /
Victoria Falls Hotel (Deluxe Room)*. Afternoon
guided visit to Victoria Falls. (B)
Day at leisure or optional excursions. (B)
Check out of your hotel (day room available at
extra cost). Afternoon flight to Nairobi. (B)
Fly to London with Kenya Airways. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
in Nairobi until arrival back in Nairobi on day 8.
Upgrade to the Victoria Falls
Hotel (deluxe room) for 3 nights from £175 per
person twin room sharing, or from £550 single
Based on a 7- or 9-seater 4x4 popup
roof safari vehicle in which each passenger
has a window seat. A 4x4 vehicle will be
provided for those taking the tour on a private
basis and you will be accompanied by an expert
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Situated on a hill overlooking the Mara river, Mara Serena Safari Lodge is a good base from which to explore the Masai Mara National Reserve. The 74 guestrooms at the lodge are built to resemble a cluster of domed, mud-coloured huts. Each guestroom has its own balcony and views of the grassy plain below. Activities on offer at the lodge include breakfast by the hippo pool, game drives, beauty therapy and massage services and cultural entertainment.
Features: Dining room, bar, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, library, satellite television in lounge area.
Room amenities: Wi-Fi, hairdryer, complimentary mineral water, 24-hour room...
Considered by many to be Nairobi’s finest hotel, the Serena stands amidst lush tropical gardens with panoramic views over Nairobi’s Central Park and the glittering downtown skyline. Despite its pivotal central location, the Serena also remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa’s most vibrant capital cities. Sensitively constructed from ecologically sympathetic materials, the interior decor of the hotel reflects a kaleidoscope of cultural influences blending Moroccan mystique and a breadth of African heritage into one elegant and harmonious...
Serena Lake Elmentaita Tented Camp is located on the private 195 sq km Soysambu Conservancy , former home to Baron Delamere, an early settler who dedicated his life to pioneering farming methods in the Rift Valley during the early 20th century. The Conservancy protects more than 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals, including a healthy population of the endangered Rothschild giraffe.
The camp has 24 luxury tents, all of which are styled in traditional colonial fashion. All tents feature a large private veranda, en suite bathroom, telephone, wireless internet, minibar, electronic safe and 24-hour electricity. In addition, the Flamingo suite features a spacious lounge, jacuzzi and prime lake view. The central areas comprise a communal lounge, bar and restaurant, gift shop, swimming pool and beauty parlour.
Wildlife on the conservancy is varied. Daytime wildlife drives offer...
Located at 2,194 metres on the slopes of Mount Kenya, Serena Mountain Lodge is surrounded by a dense rainforest that comes alive at dusk with a myriad of sounds. The lodge's waterhole presents a constant ballet of wildlife. At any time of the day you can spot game in the specially-constructed viewing bunker that is connected to the lodge by a short tunnel. Here you will get spectacularly close to the animals that feed at the waterhole. The lodge has 42 attractive bedrooms furnished with indigenous wood and African art, each with private bathroom. A spacious verandah also overlooks the...
Built in the 1970s, Sweetwaters Tented Camp's main building was originally the residence of the ranch manager of Ol Pejeta Private Conservancy. Accommodation is in 39 luxuriously appointed tents, each with a thatched roof, an en suite bathroom and a verandah with views over the waterhole. The camp has a swimming pool and poolside bar. Activities include day and night game drives, nature walks in the company of a resident naturalist, bird watching and visits to the chimpanzee...
The historic Edwardian-style Victoria Falls Hotel is located amongst lush tropical gardens inside the Victoria Falls National Park, just a ten minute walk away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls. Established in 1904, this original railway hotel is full of nostalgia of a bygone colonial era and is noted for the splendid views across the manicured gardens to the Victoria Falls Bridge.
There are 161 en suite rooms, comprising 37 standard rooms, 58 traditional rooms, 48 de luxe rooms, seven junior suites, four honeymoon suites, six executive suites and the royal suite. The latter was occupied by Queen Elizabeth during a royal visit in 1947. The corridors to the rooms are lined with historical artifacts, with particular reference to the building of the railway from Cape Town to what is now Zambia. Inside, the rooms retain their old world charm, but are now fitted with...
Situated on a plateau, which forms the natural boundary to the 800 sq km Zambezi National Park, the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is only 4km from Victoria Falls, yet enjoys uninterrupted views and spectacular African sunsets over the African bush. The lodge also features its very own waterhole which is well frequented by buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, various antelopes and a plethora of birds.
The 72 thatched rooms all feature en suite bathrooms, wireless internet access and a balcony overlooking the national park. Suite rooms also feature a minibar, air conditioning and a separate lounge.
The lodge features two restaurants - Makuwa-Kuwa and Boma - the former serving fine a la carte African and international cuisine with prime views over the waterhole and the latter focusing on traditional Zimbabwean food. The separate Buffalo Bar also has its own wildlife viewing platform...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
Chobe National Park has a reputation for rich wildlife dating back to the earliest reports by explorer David Livingstone. Wildlife is particularly prolific along the northern waterfront.
Transfer across the border into Botswana and stay 3 nights in Chobe Elephant Camp on the Western fringes of the park. Afternoon safari activity. Guided walks, wildlife drives and boating safaris on the Chobe river are on offer. (B, L, D)
Safari activities. (B, L, D)
Transfer across the border to Victoria Falls airport (Zimbabwe) and fly to Nairobi. Overnight at Ole Sereni. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)
Hwange National Park has an extensive network of around 60 waterholes which sustain dense wildlife populations. Stay at Somalisa Camp, set alongside a waterhole which provides superb ‘armchair safari’ opportunities.
Transfer to Somalisa Camp for a 3-night stay. Afternoon wildlife drive. Activities include guided walks and day and night wildlife drives. (B, L, D)
Morning and afternoon safari activities. Elephant viewing at Somalisa can be exceptional as the local herds wander between the tents. (B, L, D)
Check out of your room in the morning. Transfer to Victoria Falls airport and fly to Nairobi. Overnight at Ole Sereni. (B, L)
Situated on Lake Kariba, Musango Safari Camp is an exclusive 16-bed, owner-run camp. Activities are run by experienced guides and include walking safaris, ‘Big Five’ wildlife drives, tiger fishing (Apr – Oct) on Lake Kariba and tracking wild black rhinos on foot within the park.
Fly to Lake Kariba and transfer to Musango Safari Camp for a 3-night stay. Afternoon safari activity. (B, L, D)
Morning and afternoon safari activities. (B, L, D)
Fly to Nairobi via Harare. Overnight at Ole Sereni. (B)
Day 16: Fly to London Transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)
Victoria Falls River Lodge is an ideal place to retreat after your tour. It is the first private wildlife lodge to be built in the Zambezi National Park and is situated so close to Victoria Falls you can see the spray in the distance.
Transfer to Victoria Falls River Lodge for a 2-night stay. Afternoon activity. Choose from wildlife drives, sunrise or sunset boat cruises, birdwatching and a tour of the falls (excluding park entry fees). (B, L, D)
At leisure or optional activities. (B, L, D)
Check out of your room in the morning. Transfer to Livingstone airport (Zambia) and fly to Nairobi. Overnight at Ole Sereni. (B, L)
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KVF2018: 11 Nights
The Masai Mara The Masai Mara is a unique area with a constant and unrivalled flow of...
The spectacular Victoria Falls were 'discovered' and named by David Livingstone in 1855...