Saraova Fly-Drive Safari PDF Print E-mail

Number of Days:        6 Days
Days of operation:      Daily on Request

Using the imaginative and well recognised Sarova Lodges, this safari has a consistently comfortable standard of accommodation, including stylish tents in Masai Mara. With lodges located in excellent spots, game-viewing is consistently good. En route, guests will enjoy some fine outdoor meals and sundowners.

Day 1    Nairobi - Nakuru
This morning you will be collected from your Nairobi City Centre Hotel or Jomo Kenyatta airport and depart Nairobi, you travel west through the Kenya's fertile highlands, where rolling tea and coffee estates abound. Then suddenly to your left, the trees part to reveal a spectacular view of the Great Rift Valley, with dormant Longonot volcano taking centre stage. Your panoramic journey will then take you past Lake Naivasha, with its Crescent Island and onto Lake Nakuru. The lake is often coloured by a shimmering flamingo pink from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores.  Once in the park, there will be a game drive en route to the lodge. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge on a full board basis.

Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Overlooking one of the world's greatest ornithological spectacles, Lake Nakuru and its surrounding national park, the lodge is set high on a plateau and offers panoramic views of the shimmering lake in the distance. Here, what feels like millions of flamingos, pelicans and marabou storks always gather and the landscape seems to blossom as natural foliage and a variety of wild flower continually bloom. There are only 65 modern en suite bedrooms here, and meals are excellent and served inside the lodge, by the pool or under a forest of towering acacia trees. The Rift Valley bar is always a great watering spot and is located on the ground floor with great views of the lake.

Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Day 2    Nakuru - Shaba Game Reserve
After breakfast, you head north up the main road to Nyahururu, still known to many as Thomson's Falls for its 237foot cascade.  Then travel due east to Nanyuki town, where you'll cross the northernmost foothills of Kenya's highest mountain, Mount Kenya and start heading in a more northerly direction.  You'll pass through the busy outpost of Isiolo before reaching Shaba in time for lunch and then depart for an afternoon game drive arriving back at the lodge as the sunsets.
Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge on a full board basis.

Sarova Shaba Lodge

Shaba Game Reserve was made famous by the late Joy Adamson and her lioness Elsa and is often referred to as ‘Born Free Country’. Located on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, Sarova Shaba offers a luxury seldom found in a large African bush lodge. There are 80 chalet rooms, or for those looking for a little extra luxury, 4 junior suites and one honeymoon suite. The tranquil flow of sparkling spring water throughout the grounds creates an atmosphere of peace and serenity as it collects and cascades and attracts a great variety of birds. There is also a large pool to enjoy, crocodile feeding and evening entertainment is provided by local Samburu dancers.

Shaba Sarova Lodge

Day 3    Shaba Game Reserve
Early morning game drive followed by breakfast. Then for the remainder of the morning, one is able to relax by the pool or terrace, overlooking the river. After lunch there will be another game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at Sarova Shaba Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 4    Shaba Game Reserve – Masai Mara
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your schedule flight to the Masai Mara. Flight departs Shaba at 09h10 and arrives into the Masai Mara at 11h00. On arrival in the Mara you will be collected from the airstrip in the camps vehicle and taken to the camp. After lunch and perhaps a chance for a siesta, depart for an afternoon game drive returning to the camp as the sun sets.
Overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp on a full board basis.

Sarova Mara Game Camp
Sarova Mara Game Camp is located inside the eastern section of the Masai Mara and hidden in a wonderful little forested valley away from sight of other Mara visitors. The 75 tents are luxurious with a permanent roof and floor, zip-up fronts, attached bathroom, running hot water supply and electricity. Wooden walkways link the tents and manicured lawns with the main dining / bar areas, and are built over wide lily ponds. Bird life is abundant, with kingfishers a speciality. The impressive main building consists of a high thatched lobby, Oloip bar with its cosy log fireplace, a big dining area and outdoor terrace with side-angle views. Food and service are excellent and there is a small private area by the pond for private meals if needed. There is also a sparkling swimming pool surrounded by sun lounges for those who want an alternate activity?


Mara Sarova Camp

Day 5    Masai Mara Game Reserve
Shared early morning and afternoon game drives.
Overnight at Sarova Mara Game Camp on a full board basis.

Day 6    Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi
After an early morning game drive return back to the camp for breakfast and then transfer to the airstrip for your schedule flight to Nairobi. Flight departs Masai Mara at 11h00 and arrives back into Nairobi at 12h15. On arrival in Nairobi you will be met and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta airport or your city centre hotel. End of our services

Child Rates

  • One child aged under 2 years free sharing with 2 adults
  • One child aged 2-11 years sharing with 2 adults pays 75% of safari cost

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services with assistance at the airport or hotel
  • All transport and game drives on road safaris will be in a modern safari cruiser (with seven window seats) with an English speaking driver-guide on private basis
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • ½ litre bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives
  • flights at specified

Cost Excludes

  • Visas and international flights
  • International Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
  • Driver-guide gratuities
  • Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature

Additional remarks

  • Cancellation policy as per agent’s agreement or as per our printed Price Guide if no fixed contract is in place. Please request any further information on this if required.
  • We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
  • Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.
  • In order to qualify for the low season rates, the tour must start and finish within the specified dates. If any safari starts in low season and ends in high season, we will pro rata the cost accordingly.

Passenger Information

  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris.
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
  • Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
  • This is a seat in bus programme and may form part of other programmes, other clients may therefore be joining or departing the safari at any time