Here is the Africa of your imagination, where the plains represent “endless space” as the elephants, wildebeest, zebras and giraffes, among others, migrate en masse as far as the eyes can see. Located on the East Coast of Africa, astride the Equator, Kenya is truly a land of contrasts comprising arid desert, rich savannah land, mountains, large lakes and dense forests. Kenya is best known for its wildlife sanctuaries and has established forty game parks and reserves which occupy an area about the size of Switzerland. No one park is a replica of another - they all have their own distinctive scenery and vary in the diversity and abundance of wildlife, climate and altitude.
Explore the best of Kenya, Africa, with visits to Nairobi, Mount Kenya National Park and the Maasai Mara National Park. Your Kenya safari adventure package includes:
- 2-night stay at Fairmont The Norfolk in Nairobi.
- 2-night stay at Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club.
- 3-night stay at Fairmont Mara Safari Club.
- Dayroom use on final day at Fairmont The Norfolk in Nairobi.
- Daily breakfast at all properties, plus lunch and dinner at both Safari Clubs.
- Meet and greet service upon arrival at Nairobi airport.
- Round-trip airport transfers.
- All game drives per itinerary, 4x4 vehicle for game drives in Maasai Mara, and park fees.
- Domestic flights Nanyuki/Maasai Mara and Maasai Mara/Nairobi.
- International round-trip coach class airfare from New York (JFK) to Nairobi, Kenya (NBO).
NOTE: Your complete itinerary will encompass nine (9) total days, including two nights used during international flights.
Day 1 - Depart USA:
Depart from New York (JFK) for Kenya.
Day 2 - Nairobi:
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel.
Fairmont The Norfolk – Enjoy a two-night stay including daily breakfast. A landmark in the city since opening its doors in 1904, the hotel continues to provide a sophisticated respite from the bustle of the business downtown district. Amidst tranquil surroundings in the bustling, cosmopolitan city-center of Nairobi, this boutique hotel will provide a peaceful haven for travelers – its history reflected in the heart of Kenya’s Capital. Guest rooms are located in individual wings situated in the inner courtyard and gardens. The spacious and well-appointed rooms all enjoy unique characteristics, from the relative simplicity of the original 1937 wing, to the contemporary elegance of the Acacia wing, with its charming deluxe rooms.
Day 3 – Nairobi:
After breakfast, optional excursions are available at a supplement cost. Visit the National Museum, The National Park, Giraffe Centre or the Karen Blixen Museum. For those who love shopping, a visit to the weekly Nairobi Maasai Market on Tuesdays and Sundays will be a must to get artifacts and gifts for family and friends.
Overnight stay at Fairmont The Norfolk.
Day 4 - Mount Kenya National Park:
After an early breakfast, you will be taken on a two-hour drive down to the world famous Mt. Kenya Safari Club founded by William Holden. Arrive for lunch at your lodge and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Optional excursions (available at a supplement cost) through the Club are horse riding, golf, bird walks, fishing and nature walks.
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club – Enjoy a two-night stay including daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at this club sprawled on the slopes of Mt. Kenya and along the equator. The club offers the traveler the ultimate in refined elegance and luxury. On a clear day, you will see the magnificent mountain in its full splendor. The Club has hosted renowned members and guests including Sir Churchill, The Duke of Manchester, numerous American presidents and Lord Mountbatten have enjoyed the pleasures along side founding members William Holden, Clark Gable and John Wayne. The Club offers glorious views of the mountain and forest, delightful gardens, a 9-hole golf course and a splendid colonial-style ambience with roaring log fires.
Day 5 - Mount Kenya National Park:
After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure admiring the magnificence of the mountain or visit the William Holden Animal Sanctuary where you will be greeted by a variety of animals roaming around freely. Take advantage of the on-site activities like swimming, bowling green and golf across the equator while being surrounded by the magnificent Mt. Kenya.
You may choose an optional excursion (available at a supplement cost) to The Sweetwater’s Wildlife Sanctuary for a morning game drive. The reserve is home to the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya. Other optional excursions from the Club include an equator ceremony, horse riding, bird walks, fishing and nature walks.
Overnight stay at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club.
Day 6 - Maasai Mara National Game Reserve:
After breakfast, transfer to the Nanyuki Airstrip for your morning scenic scheduled flight over the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago and is now famously known as the eighth wonder of the World due the annual wildebeest migration. You will be met on arrival and transferred to Fairmont Mara Safari Club. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game viewing in a luxurious open-roof 4x4 vehicle.
Fairmont Mara Safari Club – Enjoy a three-night stay including daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at this Safari Club, the epitome of tented luxury. The main lodge at the center of camp hosts an indoor restaurant, bar and library with Internet access to keep the relatives up to date with safari adventures. A spacious outside deck overhangs the river and leads to a heated pool, complete with bar and private massage tents. With four poster, pillow-top beds and a veranda overlooking the hippo and crocodile-filled river, each of the 50 tents at Fairmont Mara Safari Club is superbly furnished with its own private, three-piece bathroom, including a number of “outdoor showers” in select tents.
Day 7 - Maasai Mara National Game Reserve:
After an early morning game drive, return to the club for breakfast. After breakfast, drive to a Maasai village and have a first-hand experience of the livelihood of a traditional Maasai community. Return back to the club for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive.
Overnight stay at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club.
Day 8 - Maasai Mara National Game Reserve:
Your day will be spent game viewing in the reserve with morning and afternoon shared game drives. This is one of the richest wildlife sanctuaries. This is the area that the annual migration takes place when millions of zebras, wildebeest and gazelle cross the plains below, on their way to the rich new grasses of the Serengeti. This is the spectacle that should be witnessed at least once in a lifetime. Experience the livelihood in the National Reserve by visiting the Maasai village.
Overnight stay at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club.
Day 9 – Nairobi:
After breakfast, transfer to the Ngerende airstrip for a morning flight to Nairobi. Once in Nairobi, you will be met on arrival at Wilson Airport and transferred to Fairmont The Norfolk where you will be provided with a hotel room for use during the day prior to your evening flight.
Spend the afternoon at leisure within the hotel or enjoy various optional activities around town.
Transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international flight connections back to New York.
This package includes international round-trip coach class airfare from New York (JFK) to Nairobi, Kenya (NBO), valid one year from date of purchase and subject to availability.
NOTE: Purchaser of this package is responsible for their transportation or airfare to New York (JFK).
Any airport departure taxes, fees or fuel surcharges (if charged) are the responsibility of the purchaser.
The purchase of this package includes a complimentary booking service. Travel must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost stolen or destroyed. Flights may not be upgraded with miles. All packages are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Suggested retail value is calculated using tariff air rates and rack room rates. Ground transportation is not included in this package unless where specified.