|Amboseli ||Amboseli Porini ||2 nights |
|Masai Mara ||Porini Lion Camp ||3 nights |
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6 days from £1795excluding international flights
An authentic Kenya safari staying in the exclusive Porini Camps in Amboseli and the Mara
At the Porini Camps you will enjoy game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles (not vans) with excellent guides. Other highlights include walks with Maasai warriors, the opportunity for night game drives, and access to exclusive wilderness areas with no tourist minibuses. This gives you an authentic safari experience, staying in small exclusive camps with spacious guest tents, comfortably furnished with private bathrooms, solar lights, and located in attractive unspoilt natural settings. At the camps all meals, drinks (wine, gin & tonic, beer, sodas, mineral water), and activities like game drives, walks, night drives and sundowners are included in the price.
Recommended flight from London: Kenya Airways from London Heathrow (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.
DAY 1 - Arrival in Nairobi. Drive to Amboseli.
On arrival in Kenya's capital Nairobi you will be met by a representative of World Discovery outside immigration and customs. You will then be taken by road to the Amboseli Porini Camp, located in the Selenkay Conservancy in view of Africa's iconic highest mountain, the permanently snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. The Selenkay Conservancy is a 15,000 acre private game reserve within a vast tract of land owned by the Kisonko clan of the Maasai people. It is well off the beaten track and the animals are truly wild and tend to behave more naturally than those in the nearby national park.
Meals included: Lunch, dinner.
STOPOVER IN NAIROBI'S ONLY TENTED CAMP
For those who prefer a more relaxing start to their safari holiday, before heading off to Amboseli, there is now the option of staying overnight at the excellent 8-bedroom Nairobi Tented Camp, the only accommodation in Nairobi National Park (opened in 2012). Please ask for a quote.
DAY 2 - Amboseli Porini Camp.
In addition to the better-known game like elephant, lion, cheetah, giraffe and zebra, there are several less common species such as caracal, African wildcat, civet, gerenuk, lesser kudu and striped hyena. The camp's four-wheel-drive track links the Selenkay Conservancy to the Amboseli National Park so that you have the advantage of game drives in the park as well as in the exclusive private reserve.
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch, dinner.
DAY 3 - Return to Nairobi. Fly to the Masai Mara.
In the morning return to Nairobi and have lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant before driving to Wilson Airport for your flight to Kenya's premier wildlife location - the Masai Mara National Reserve. Transfer to the Porini Lion Camp
in the exclusive Olare Orok Conservancy, a small 20,000 acre
conservancy which borders the Masai Mara and which is home to an
abundance of animals including the Big Cats for which the Mara is
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch, dinner.
DAYS 4 AND 5 - Porini Lion Camp.
Enjoy two full days of activities, including a full day in the Masai
Mara with picnic lunch. Activities at the camp include escorted walks
with Maasai guides, sundowner drinks to watch the sunset from scenic
viewing points, and evening and night game drives in the Olare Orok
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch, dinner each day.
THE MARSH LIONS
by Brian Jackman with Jonathan and Angela Scott. Reissued by Bradt in
February 2012 (originally published in 1982), this is the classic
account of life in the Masai Mara. Thoroughly recommended.
DAY 6 - Morning activities. Depart.
Morning activities. In the afternoon transfer to the Ol Kiombo Airstrip for the flight to Nairobi's Wilson Airport. You will be met and taken to Nairobi's international airport for your homeward flight.
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch.
EXTEND YOUR STAY
At the end of a busy schedule of gameviewing on safari, why not spend a few days of relaxation at one of our selected beach resorts?
MOMBASA, THE SWAHILI COAST
Mombasa on the shores of the Indian Ocean offers you swaying palm trees and pristine white sand beaches - perfect for taking it easy or trying your hand at a variety of watersports. We recommend the excellent Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa.
Or perhaps the exotic island of Zanzibar?
ZANZIBAR SERENA HOTEL
Located in historic Stone Town, the Zanzibar Serena Hotel, a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a haven of tranquillity and opulence.
BREEZES BEACH CLUB & SPA
For sheer indulgence beside the pristine white sand beaches of Zanzibar's east coast, the excellent Breezes is the perfect choice.
We recommend the direct services of Kenya Airways from London Heathrow. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Nairobi. Depart at 20.00; arrive Nairobi at 06.30 (next morning)
Nairobi/Heathrow. Depart at 23.45; arrive Heathrow at 06.45 (next morning)
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic also operate daily flights between London and Nairobi, but due to their timings an overnight stay in Nairobi may be necessary.
Kenya Safari Holidays: Maasai Safari (Tour Reference: WDKE005)
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:
|Jun to Oct ||£2260 |
|Nov, Dec* ||£2150 |
|Jan to Mar ||£2150 |
|1 to 15 Apr ||£1795 |
|Jun to Oct ||£2330 |
|Nov, Dec* ||£2190 |
The camps are closed from 16 Apr to 31 May.
* Supplements will be applied during the Christmas and New Year period.
Single Room Supplement on request.
The price includes:
- Flights by scheduled domestic aircraft within Kenya, including airport taxes
- Camp accommodation as listed above in twin-bedded tents with ensuite facilities.
- 5 full breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners as shown in the itinerary.
- Soft drinks, beer, house wine and selected spirits at both Porini camps.
- All gameviewing as shown, in custom-built 4x4 safari vehicles.
- Conservancy and National Park entrance fees.
Not included in the price:
- International flights (see our recommendation above). We are happy to discuss the flights with you and give you further guidance.
- International airport taxes.
- Tipping. We will be pleased to give guidance in this often sensitive matter.
- Your Kenyan Visa. A Single Entry Visa for UK passport holders currently costs £30. The application form can be downloaded from the Kenya High Commission's website. You can either obtain the visa in London prior to departure (a passport-size photo is required and there is a 3 day turnaround), or you can pay for the visa on arrival in Nairobi (recommended) at the start of your holiday for the same price (you will need to take the form but no photo is needed).
A deposit of 20% of the selling price is required at the time of booking. The balance of the price for your Kenya safari holiday must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date.