Best of Both Worlds - 5 Days PDF Print E-mail

Number of Days:                             5 Days
Days of operation:                           Daily on Request

The ultimate way to visit Kenya’s wilderness areas is by air. Serena Lodges offer an extremely high-quality service in all of their stylish and imaginatively designed accommodation. The facilities are modern and the lodges are located in some of the national parks’ most sought-after areas.

Day 1        Nairobi - Sweetwaters
This morning you will be collected from your Nairobi city centre hotel or Jomo Kenyatta airport and transfer to Wilson airport fro your schedule flight to Nanyuki.   Flight departs Nairobi at 10h20 and arrives into Nanyuki at 12h20.Upon arrival at Nanyuki airstrip you will be met and transferred in the camp vehicle to Sweetwaters Tented Camp. After lunch depart for an afternoon game drive and visit to Chimp Sanctuary, returning back to the Camp as the sunsets.
Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp on full board basis

This beautiful tented camp lies in the heart of the private 24,000 acre Sweetwaters Game Reserve. Built in the early 70's, the main building was originally the residence of billionaire Adnan Kashoggi's ranch manager. The 30 luxuriously appointed en-suite tents have magnificent views across the plains to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya. Located in typical savannah grasslands, punctuated by the 'whistling thorn' shrubs and acacia trees, Sweetwaters really is an oasis. It offers guests the indulgence of a swimming pool, some of the finest tented accommodation in Kenya, with personalised service and attention to detail. At Sweetwaters there is plenty to see. Giraffe, zebra, eland, oryx, waterbuck, Grant's gazelle, Thompson's gazelle, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, lion, silver-backed jackals, ostrich, hartebeest, baboon and rhino are all present. There are also several hundred bird species to be observed. There is always a resident naturalist around to help you with your identifications. The private game reserve is also home to the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya. Most of the chimps came from the Jane Goodall Institute in Burundi and the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary now cares for them as a non-profit making venture. Most of the chimps were rescued from the most appalling conditions and it is truly heart-warming to see them living in the riverine forest and savannah grasslands here


Sweetwaters Camp


Day 2        Sweetwaters
Morning and afternoon game drives.
Overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp on full board basis

Day 3        Sweetwaters - Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast transfer to Nanyuki airstrip for your scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. Flight departs Nanyuki at 09h45 and arrives into the Masai Mara at 11h00. On arrival you are transferred to the Mara Serena Lodge for lunch. Following lunch and an afternoon siesta, there is a game drive that returns to the lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at Mara Serena Lodge on a full board basis.

Mara Serena Lodge
A masterful interpretation of a traditional Masai village, Mara Serena Lodge seemingly floats on a sea of savannah. A beautiful pool looks out over the wide plains. The rooms are Masai-influenced in style yet extremely comfortable. The main dining room, where delicious meals are served, has three large domes and three small ones depicting Maasai manyattas (villages). Occasionally an African al fresco barbecue is served by the pool overlooking the Mara plains. Fresh fruit juices and cocktails, wines, spirits or liqueurs are available at the bar until late in the evening. At Serena, the views are stunning. It is on this very terrain, stretching endlessly before the lodge, that the annual migrations take place. Millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle pass through on their way to and from their alternative feeding grounds in Tanzania.


Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 4         Masai Mara National Reserve
Shared early morning, morning and afternoon game drives.
Overnight at Mara Serena Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 5        Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi
Following an early morning activity and breakfast, you will catch the scheduled flight to Nairobi. Flight departs Masai Mara at 11h00 and arrives into Nairobi at 12h15. On arrival in Nairobi you will be met and transferred to JKI Airport or Nairobi City Centre for your onward arrangements. 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
  • Activities are on a shared basis in camp / lodge 4x4 vehicle with driver guides
  • Park fees and government taxes
  • Schedule flights: Nairobi /Nanyuki/ Masai Mara / Nairobi

Cost Excludes

  • Visas and international flights
  • 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.

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.