Kenya Private Safari(IQK)

8 Day Package from Nairobi to Nairobi

Lion King fans…what does Hakuna Matata mean? Yep, it’s Swahili for “no worries,” and with Monograms, you’ll be singing Hakuna Matata full force. Why? Because Monograms handles all the details of your Africa vacation for you, so you will have “no worries.” On this 8-day private safari (how cool is that?), we’ve arranged your choice of accommodations, almost all of your meals, game drives, and ground transportation between destinations. We’ve also arranged for you to have a professional Driver/Guide throughout your vacation, a local who is knowledgeable about the wildlife, and will help spot game. Plus, the vehicles we use feature a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Nairobi, as we can pick you up at the airport, so you don’t have to deal with the hassles of getting to your hotel. The next day, after your included breakfast, we’ll drive you to Ole Pejeta Conservancy, where you’ll see amazing views of Mount Kenya, Kenya’s highest mountain. In Ol Pejeta, we’ve arranged for you to have four game drives. Watch out for Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, giraffe, and more. You’ll also visit a chimp sanctuary where orphaned and abused chimpanzees have found a home. And Ol Pejeta is not the only place where you will enjoy game drives. We have also arranged for you to have two game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park, where you have a chance to pink flamingo, white rhino, waterbuck, giraffe, and impala. Finally, we’ll take you to Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area, where we’ll be on the lookout for elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, gazelle, and many others on your three game drives here.

And did we mention we have secured a day room for you at a local hotel in Nairobi at the end of your vacation, so you can be comfortable before transferring to the airport for your late-evening flight? Between the game drives we’ve included, the accommodations we’ve booked, and the private safari vehicle with professional Driver/Guide we’ve arranged, the only thing left for you to do is sit back, enjoy, and capture photos of the amazing wildlife you’ll see on this vacation. With the time saved, the hassles gone, and the comfort of knowing you’ll have a knowledgeable local who can spot game and share stories about day-to-day life in Kenya, you’ve got yourself one amazing vacation!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

Nairobi
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Lake Nakuru National Park Area
Maasai Mara National Reserve Area

Meals Included

American breakfast daily; 6 lunches; 6 dinners

Sightseeing & Activities

Private sightseeing and game drives, as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2019

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

This Kenya safari includes 9 game drives with your own private safari vehicle and Driver/Guide, so you can spend time looking for the animals you want to see the most!

DAY
1
ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA

Welcome to Africa! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY
2
NAIROBI–OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

Today, drive to OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY, the largest black rhino sanctuary in all of East Africa. After lunch, embark on your first GAME DRIVE in search of the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo.

DAY
3
OL PEJETA

Rise early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE with beautiful Mount Kenya as the backdrop. Beyond the “Big 5,” you may spot cheetah, zebra, gazelle, and more. If you are lucky, you might even spot rare wild dogs. After lunch, enjoy a GAME DRIVE in the conservancy, including a stop at the CHIMP SANCTUARY. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, the sanctuary was established to provide a long-term home for orphaned and abused chimpanzees. Here, see the chimps and learn more about their plight.

DAY
4
OL PEJETA–LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK AREA

A final GAME DRIVE in the conservancy before driving to the Lake Nakuru area. The journey takes you through the beautiful Kenyan highlands, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa, where farmers grow crops such as corn, wheat, coffee, and tea. Stop for lunch at Aberdare Country Club.

DAY
5
LAKE NAKURU AREA

Today, explore LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK during MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The park is home to a variety of animals including giraffe, impala, Cape buffalo, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here. Relax at your lodge or camp between game drives.

NOTE:
If staying at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, you may opt for an afternoon game drive closer to camp in Soysambu Conservancy.

DAY
6
LAKE NAKURU AREA–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE AREA

Drive to MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. Stop for lunch en route before embarking on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

DAY
7
MAASAI MARA AREA

Today, your Driver/Guide pilots you on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the “Mara,” as it is called by the locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally between August and early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, leopard, and hyena.

NOTE:
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

DAY
8
MAASAI MARA AREA–NAIROBI–HOMEBOUND FLIGHT

This morning, fly back to Nairobi, where your vacation ends. We have reserved a day room at the Ole Sereni Hotel for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm.

Transportation

Between destinations and for all game drives: private safari mini-bus carries up to six people, and features a pop-up roof for easy game viewing/photography; private transfers to/from airport for all intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights and taxes are not included.

Included Hotels

Nairobi
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Lake Nakuru National Park Area
Maasai Mara National Reserve Area

Eka Hotel Nairobi

Check-in Time: 12:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Address:
Along Mombasa Road
Nairobi, Kenya

Ideally located along Mombasa Road, this stylish hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi hot spots, two restaurants, two bars, laundry and concierge services, a gym, and an outdoor swimming pool set in lush gardens.

Location & Highlights

Eka Hotel is ideally located along Mombasa Road, just minutes away from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the Karen Blixen Museum, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and the bustling central business district.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room

Room Amenities

Warm, welcoming guestrooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi hot spots, minibar, in-room safe, coffee-making facilities, flatscreen TV, and more.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Nairobi
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Lake Nakuru National Park Area
Maasai Mara National Reserve Area

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Check-in Time: 12:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Address:
Kenyatta Ave.
Nairobi, Kenya

Despite its central location, the Nairobi Serena hotel is a quiet sanctuary amid the bustle of one of Africa's most dynamic cities. The interior décor reflects an entirely pan-African theme featuring art and inspiration from Ethiopia, the Maghreb, West Africa and East Africa. Offering a wide range of dining experiences, The Nairobi Serena is renowned for its 'Mandhari' fine-dining restaurant, which is universally acknowledged as one of Kenya's finest.

Location & Highlights

Located in central Nairobi, just moments from most of the cities attractions including art & cultural institutions, shopping, nightlife and entertainment.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

The 183 guestrooms are presented in a fusion of international and pan-African design. All rooms include internet access, safes, minibars, LCD TVs with satellite, complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer

Hotel Amenities

Activities & Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following activities & excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Activities and Excursions are available for purchase on our MyMonograms site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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Insider

Kenya

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Meet Joseph, one of your Driver/Guides in Kenya, AfricaMonograms provides a private Driver/Guide throughout your safari, so you will always have an expert with you on game drives to provide insight and answer questions pertaining to the fascinating wildlife and diverse ecosystems in Tanzania. Each game drive is an adventure and with your own private safari vehicle and Driver/Guide the adventure is yours alone! No worrying about what other people in the vehicle want to see. Simply work with your Driver/Guide to make the most out of each day. Plus, your Driver/Guide will be with you when you drive between parks and reserves and at each overnight destination, ensuring you create lasting vacation memories.

Meet a Driver/Guide

A true safari man, Joseph is committed to delivering the best safari experience. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and looks forward to showing you all that Kenya has to offer. Karibu!


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