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Kenya Romantic Safari


Nairobi | Masai Mara Game Reserve | Kenya Coast

Enjoy the Romance of Wildlife and Beach Vacation on the Indian Ocean Coast.

Our Kenya Romantic Safari to the Masai Mara is a private departure flying to the Masai Mara Game Reserve and thence onward to the Kenya Coast. This private journey reminds us that Kenya is home of the safari and romance.

Tour Length: 11 days

Land from $2,995 per person sharing

Kenya Romantic SafariWhen you think about safaris you first think of Kenya – the home of the African safari. Kenya is an amazing land, rich in wildlife and culture. Kenya has game parks filled with an incredible variety of animals year round, including more than a million and a half wildebeest which visit the Masai Mara during the annual migration. The Kenya Romantic Safari game viewing is  in modern 4 x 4 safari vehicles, with each client enjoying a window seat for viewing a panorama of wildlife.

The Kenya Coast all inclusive resorts, Neptune Paradise Beach Resort & Spa or the Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, are the perfect finale to a Kenya Romantic Safari experience.

More time to explore? Consider adding a Tanzania extension, or a thrilling gorilla trek in Rwanda.

Kenya Romantic Safari Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Nairobi 

The Kenya Romantic Safari excitement begins when you touchdown in Nairobi, Kenya. On arrival at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, after clearing customs and immigration formalities, you are met by a representative of Great Safaris representative and transferred to the Tamarind Tree Hotel for your stay.

Day 2 Nairobi

Kenya Romantic SafariFull day at leisure (with optional activities), overnight at the Tamarind Tree Hotel.

Day 3 Nairobi /  Masai Mara

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Masai Mara enjoying the magnificent scenery on your flight.  Upon arrival, it’s onto the Sentrim Mara Camp (Classic level) or Sarova Mara Game Camp (Luxe level) for lunch and a afternoon shared game drive, followed by dinner and overnight in the Masai Mara full board.

Day 4 – 6 Masai Mara

Set out on early morning game-drives, experiencing breathtaking vistas and panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland, returning for breakfast. Mid-morning is spent at leisure and lunch at the camp.

Enjoy morning and afternoon shared game drives in the Masai Mara, where wildlife is abundant.  Have your camera ready!

Day 7 – 10 Masai Mara / Kenya Coast

Kenya Romantic SafariAfter breakfast transfer, your Kenya Romantic Safari continues as you bid farewell to Masai Mara as you are transferred to the airstrip, with a picnic lunch, for a scheduled flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport; connecting with another scheduled flight to Mombasa Ukunda. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Kenya Coast and your beach resort for four nights on all-inclusive basis in a superior ocean front room.

Day 11 Kenya Coast / Nairobi /  Departure

Departure day and transfer to Mombasa Ukunda airstrip for your scheduled  flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport and thence transfer to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight home with warm memories of your Kenya Romantic Safari.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure

Kenya & Tanzania

Ensuring an unbelievable wildlife experience, our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure safari travels by 4 x 4, 7-seater Safari Cruiser to the best highlights of East Africa. A must for anyone who wants the widest experience of wildlife viewing in Africa.

Tour Length: 13 days

Nairobi | Aberdares | Lake Nakuru | Lake Naivasha | Masai Mara | Amboseli | Lake Manyara  | Serengeti | Ngorongoro

Departures weekly with arrivals Nairobi on Fridays

Land cost from: $5,395 per person

Explore the plains of East Africa on our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure safari. Wildebeest, zebra and a host of other migratory wildlife await you in the amazing Serengeti – Mara ecosystem, stretching from Kenya’s Masai Mara in the north, south across great rivers, and into Tanzania’s great Serengeti plains.  And, where the herds go, so do the predators… and you on our Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Lake NakuruCovering a diverse number of locales, our Kenya & Tanzania Overland  Adventure aims to showcase what these places have to offer. Starting in Nairobi, Kenya, we travel to the Aberdares National Park.   The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker. Next, it’s off to Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha on the floor of the Great Rift Valley surrounded by wooded and bushy grasslands.  Crowds of flamingos famously line these lakes’ shores and are often joined by other larger wildlife, attracted to the cooling breezes of the lakes.

Next up, decamp and continue on to the world famous Masai Mara, home to the Maasai people and the Big Five game; be ready for some truly incredible game drives.   After this, it’s on to Amboseli National Park for more fantastic, up-close game viewing and thence it’s off to Tanzania.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure tree-climbing lionOur first stop in Tanzania is Lake Manyara National Park, located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views.

Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay a visit to this park. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park.

In addition to the lions, Lake Manyara National Park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that accounts for interesting game viewing of large families of these primates.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Next up, enjoy a true “Out of Africa” experience on the plains of the Serengeti. The fabled Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequaled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game, wildebeest and zebra, in Africa. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive.

Continuing your experience, see the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa at Ngorongoro Crater, and enjoy a descent into the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world and home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa for wildlife viewing and a picnic lunch.  Complete your Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure as you depart for Arusha and thence onward to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home.

Kenya & Tanzania Overland Adventure Itinerary

Day 1  (Fri) Arrive Nairobi 

On arrival at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by a representative of Great Safaris and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2  (Sat) Nairobi  /  Aberdares  National Park

Depart after breakfast from your hotel in Nairobi. drive to Mount Kenya region, arriving for lunch and check in at Outspan Hotel with a later transfer to  Treetops Lodge.  Rest of the day game viewing from the balcony, floodlit by night. Dinner  at the lodge.

Day 3 (Sun)  Aberdares / Lake Nakuru National Park /  Lake Naivasha

Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. Lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. Afternoon game drive as you exit the park and onwards to Lake Naivasha where you will enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 4 (Mon)  Lake Naivasha  / Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, enjoy the scenic drive to Masai Mara National reserve. Afternoon game drive in the reserve with inner and overnight in your luxurious tented accommodations.

Day 5 (Tue) Masai Mara National Reserve 

Full day spent in the reserve with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and activities included.

Day 6 (Wed)  Masai Mara National Reserve / Lake Naivasha

Following breakfast in camp, drive to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch.   Enjoy an afternoon boat ride, followed by dinner at your resort.

Day 7 (The) Lake Naivasha / Amboseli National Park

Breakfast at the lodge, then depart on the overland journey to scenic  Amboseli National Park. After lunch, depart on an afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 (Fri) Amboseli National Park 

Full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. If the weather is fair, you may see Mt. Kilimanjario!

Day 9 (Sat) Amboseli / Namanga / Lake Manyara National Park

Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to Namanga border and pass through customs and immigration, meet your Tanzania driver-guide and drive to Arusha for lunch. This afternoon drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive.

Day 10 (Sun)  Laka Manyara / Serengeti National Park

Breakfast at your Manyara Lodge, then depart on a drive to the incomparable Serengeti – spotting wildlife along the way.

Day 11 (Sat) Serengeti National Park 

Enjoy a full day spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. This is home to the famed wildebeest migration!

Day 12 (Sun)  Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area 

Farewell to the Serengeti after breakfast, and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descend into the crater for a game drive with lunch boxes. Later today, arrive at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 13 (Mon)  Ngorongoro / Arusha / Departure

Breakfast at the lodge then transfer to Arusha and onward to Kilimanjaro International Airport to commence your departure flight.

Ol Tukai Lodge

Ol Tukai Lodge is located in Amboseli National Park and features 80 luxury chalet-style twin rooms, all with an uninterrupted view of the wetlands or Kilimanjaro. Stylish and comfortable, the rooms have private bath rooms and individual terraces. There are rooms allocated for special needs visitors.

At Ol Tukai Lodge, exquisite dinners are accompanied by true African hospitality and entertainment.  Guests should not miss magical Elephant bar.

The best place in the world to watch elephants and the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ol Tukai Lodge’s guests may participate in bird walks, game drives, lectures and relax in the swimming pool.

Ol Tukai Lodge

Sarova Mara Camp

Sarova Mara Camp is located in Masai Mara National Reserve and features spacious luxurious “tents” attractively constructed in light beige canvas with large “windows”, wooden flooring and a permanent roof. All have en-suite bathrooms with large mirrors, WC, hot and cold running water and showers, and are equipped with a fully stocked mini bar, shaver outlets for 110v and 200v and hairdryers.  Sarova Mara Camp has 51 standard tents, 20 Club tents and 2 family tents (can take 2 adults + 3 children).

Sarova Mara Camp’s Isokon Restaurant offers buffet counters and live cooking stations. By virtue of its location and layout, Sarova Mara Camp offers an unparalleled plethora of activities and experiences from luxury tented living to bird-watching, mini golf, sport fishing and a unique insight into the Masai culture at the adjoining Masai village.

Sarova Mara Camp

Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

The Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi is conveniently situated in the Westlands suburb of Nairobi. The hotel’s 171 en-suite rooms are spacious, modern and well-appointed with a host of facilities to ensure the comfort of our guests. In-room amenities include DStv, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, air-conditioning.

The Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi’s Oasis Bar and Restaurant offers exquisite breakfasts and dinners, and is open for meals and snacks throughout the day. Guests at the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi can also enjoy meals at the Golden Spur Steak Ranch, a family restaurant situated within the grounds of the hotel, which serves a selection of steaks, delicious burgers and other steakhouse fare.

Facilities and amenities include a health club with sauna, swimming pools, a fully-equipped business centre and restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast and exquisite dinner buffets daily.  The hotel’s tropical gardens add to the feeling of peace and calm.

Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

Enashipai Resort & Spa

Located in Naivasha, 1.5 hours by road from Nairobi, Enashipai Resort & Spa has large, spacious grounds situated on the edge of Lake Naivasha;  lake activities are offered. 87 Executive African-inspired, elegant executive rooms are decorate with chic decor and provide you with a flat-screen TV, fan and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The private bathrooms have a bath and a shower and are fitted with bathrobes.

Dining options at Enashipai Resort & Spa include Senteu Restaurant, Ol’Tepesi Bar and at the Lakeside Bar.  Enashipai Resort & Spa also features a coffee lounge and barbecue facilities.  Facilities and amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi access, 24-hour room service, laundry and valet services, house-doctor on call 24 hours, modem hook up for computer, tea/coffee making facilities, 24-hour duty manager, concierge and porter services.

Enashipai Resort & Spa

Treetops Lodge

Within Mount Kenya National Park and raised on stilts, Treetops Lodge is strategically located in front of a natural water hole and salt lick, making it the perfect place to view game. All rooms at Treetops Lodge have large windows that allow natural light and view of the animal water hole. Treetops Lodge has 35 rooms: 32 Standard rooms, 3 Suites and a disability friendly room, all en-suite. Ramp provides access to all lodge floors (no steep staircase).

Dining options:

  • Gallery dining room at tree-top level
  • Table-d’hote or cold/hot buffet service
  • Mini-chandeliers illuminate all the restaurant
  • Bar with central fireplace and viewing deck
  • Specialty coffee served at the Lounge Library

Facilities and amenities include free- Wi-Fi hotspots, photography hides close to the waterholes, a family room for our guests for watching television, and bird walks.

Treetops Lodge

Ashnil Samburu Camp

Ashnil Samburu Camp is a luxury tented set in the spectacular backdrop drop of the mighty Ol Olokwe mountain fronting the Ewaso Nyiro River.  The 30 exclusive luxury tents are spread out along the shady banks of the river under a thick stand of doum palms. Each tent features a decked terrace with views of the river. Every spacious tent consists of a dressing area, sitting area, luggage rack and en-suite facilities to provide a memorable stay close to nature.

The restaurant offers views of the river and serves a variety of menus comprising of Oriental, traditional and international cuisines. Picnic lunch boxes can be arranged. Facilities and amenities include game drives, guided nature walks, swimming pool, in-house cultural activities.

Ashnil Samburu Camp

Lands of the Great Migration

Ensuring an unbelievable wildlife experience, our Lands of the Great Migration – Kenya & Tanzania safari travels by both land and air to the absolute best highlights of East Africa. A must for anyone who wants the widest experience of wildlife viewing in Africa.

Kenya & Tanzania

Nairobi | Samburu | Masai Mara | Arusha | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti

Tour length:  11 days

From $7,495 per person

lands of the great migrationEnter a world of elegance, wild beauty, and the magical pages of living history on the plains of East Africa on our Lands of the Great Migration – Kenya & Tanzania safari. One of the world greatest natural wonders is the Great Migration of herds of wildebeest and zebra that travel the whole of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, from the north in Kenya’s Masai Mara, south across the great rivers, and into Tanzania’s great Serengeti plains. Annually, millions of the beasts follow thousands of years of instinct in their circular migration. And, where the herds go, as do the predators.

Lands of the Great Migration - Kenya & Tanzania mapDesigned to give you the best chance to see the herds in action, this adventure extends to the best of what the region has to offer. Starting in Kenya, in the dramatic and unique Samburu Game Reserve, it continues to the world famous Masai Mara, home to the Maasai people and the big five game. Continuing your ‘flightseeing’ experience, see the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa at Ngorongoro Crater, and enjoy a true “Out of Africa” experience on the plains of the Serengeti.

Staying in some of the finest lodges and tented camps that Africa has to offer, exploring the best and most prolific game reserves in Kenya and Tanzania, you will track one of the greatest of natural wonders while traveling over the Lands of the Great Migration

Lands of the Great Migration – Tour Itinerary

Day 1  Arrive Nairobi (1 night)
Welcome to Africa! Unwind at your hotel for your first relaxing night.

Day 2-3 Samburu (2 nights)
Wing north, where the colorful Samburu tribespeople, the rugged and dramatic terrain of volcanic mountains, gaunt hills, and the hardy desert rose provide a magnificent backdrop for your two days of game drives. Lion, buffalo, cheetah, the rare Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and more await.

Day 4-5 Masai Mara (2 nights)
Fly south to Kenya’s most famous reserve. Two days of prime big five and possible migration game viewing in the diverse habitat that includes awe inducing sights of predators and prey in their eternal dance of life and death. Enjoy magical evenings under the stars, reliving the day’s adventures.

Day 6 Arusha, Tanzania (1 night)
After a final Kenyan game drive, fly to Nairobi for you connecting flight to Tanzania. Tonight, enjoy some leisure time before your safari adventure continues tomorrow.

Day 7-8 Ngorongoro Crater (2 nights)
Drive to fabulous Lake Manyara to spot flamingos, famed ‘tree climbing lions’, and more on your first day in the area. Continuing your exploration on your second day, descend into the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world and home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa.

Day 9-10 Serengeti (2 nights)
Fly to the vast Serengeti, your ultimate safari destination. Another home of the spectacular wildebeest migration, the grass plains are a perfect habitat for big cats and grazers alike. Two days of game viewing and watching the sun set on the western horizon.

Day 11 Serengeti / Kilimanjaro – Departure
Wing you way back to Arusha and transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.  Bid “farewell” as you board your onward international flight.