7 Day Magical Kenya Luxury Safari

Created with the explorer in mind, this affordable 7-day safari will take you through Kenya’s most popular safari circuit. You will see everything from the Pink Lesser Flamingo of Lake Nakuru National Park to the Lions of the Masai Mara and the famous “Tusker” Elephant of Amboseli National Park.

Information

7 Days / 6 Nights

Reference No: 07D06NEKS

Group Size: Minimum 2 pax

 

Pricing

High season
01 Jul – 31 Oct/22 Dec – 01 Jan
2 PAX – USD. 3,215 per person
3 PAX – USD. 2,835 per person
4 PAX – USD. 2,645 per person
5 PAX – USD. 2,535 per person
6 PAX – USD. 2,455 per person

Mid Season
02 Jan -31 Mar/01 Jun – 30 Jun/01 Nov – 21 Dec
2 PAX – USD. 2,695 per person
3 PAX – USD. 2,315 per person
4 PAX – USD. 2,125 per person
5 PAX – USD. 2,020 per person
6 PAX – USD. 1,935 per person

*Bookings from 01 Nov – 21 Dec will require a $200 Supplement Per Person due to High Season Park Fees

Low season
02 Apr – 31 May
2 PAX – USD. 2,500 per person
3 PAX – USD. 2,125 per person
4 PAX – USD. 1,935 per person
5 PAX – USD. 1,820 per person
6 PAX – USD. 1,745 per person

Included

1 Night accommodation on Full board basis at Lake Nakuru Sopa

2 Nights accommodation on Full board basis at Masai Mara Sopa

1 Night accommodation on Full board basis at Lake Naivasha Sopa

2 Night accommodation on Full board basis at Amboseli Sopa

Transport in a 4 x 4 LandCruiser – Exclusive use

Service of an English- Speaking guide

Amref Flying Doctors Medical Evacuation Cover

Park Entrance and Conservation Fees

Excluded

Drinks consumed at the camp and any extra meals not mentioned

Expenses of personal nature e.g Laundry

Any extra incurred at the camp

Tips and porterage

Any extra not in the inclusions

Any deviation in the itinerary

Extra Activities

Journey Details

DAY 1-2: NAKURU

Nakuru is a fascinating city on the shores of western Kenya’s Lake Nakuru. The capital of Nakuru County located in the Great Rift Valley, about ten kilometres from the massive Menengai Crater. A hiking trail leads up to the rim of this ancient caldera, offering bird’s eye views over the lake and surrounds, and then plunges 400 metres down to the floor below, where visitors can walk among ancient forests. Lake Nakuru National Park, surrounding Nakuru, is home to exceptional birdlife, as well as over 50 varieties of mammals including lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, rhino, antelope and various primates. History and culture enthusiasts should make sure to visit the incredible Hyrax Hill prehistoric site.

Where you will stay: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Lake Nakuru Sopa lodge is located on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s great Rift valley, the Lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of lake Nakuru and its surrounding National Park.

Your Stay

1 Night

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Your Rooms

1x Standard Rooms

The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos and other water birds being the major attraction of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white and black rhino, buffaloes and others.

DAY 1 : Drive to the Lake Nakuru National Park

0600 Wake Up !
0700 – Our representative will drive you to Nakuru, the drive is approximately 3.5 hours from Nairobi with a stopover at the viewpoint. The viewpoint provides a wide view of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment.
1300 – Check into Lake Nakuru Sopa in time for lunch.  Settle into the lodge
1500 – Have an afternoon to sunset game drive. The Park is abundant with wildlife such as endangered rhinos and birdlife featuring flamingoes.
1800 – Transfer back to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

DAY 2-4: Masai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, herds of elephants, as well as giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Where you will stay: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Located on the slopes of Oloolaimitia Hills, this is one of the first lodges to be built in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Guests are drawn to the ethnic design of this Lodge, which itself is surrounded by a landscape rich in flora, from wild olive, bitter aloe vera, croton and Mexican trees.

The Lodge has 50 round buildings , each with two rooms. Eight of the 50 cottages have interconnecting rooms. The honeymoon suite is situated at the top of the property providing an uninterrupted view.

Your Stay

2 Nights

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Your Rooms

1x Standard Rooms

DAY 2: Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve

0600 Wake Up !

0700 – Early morning game drive followed  by breakfast and check-out

0830 – Our representative will pick you up and transfer you to Masai Mara National Reserve, the drive is approximately 4 hours from Lake Nakuru

1230 – Check into Masai Mara Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Settle into the lodge

1500 – Have an afternoon to sunset game drive. Expect to see the Big five

1800 – Transfer back to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

DAY 3: Game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve

0500  – Wake Up call!
0600 – Enjoy an early morning game drive in the mara and return to the lodge for breakfast
Optional Activities – One hour early morning balloon safari with a bush breakfast at an extra cost
1100 – Spend mid-morning at leisure, enjoying the lodge’s facilities
1300 –  Enjoy your scrumptious lunch at the lodge
1500 – Afternoon to sunset game drive . Expect to see the Big five
Optional Activities – Masai Village visit at an extra cost
1900 – Drive back to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight

***Optional – You can opt for a full day game drive with packed lunch.

DAY 4-5: Naivasha

Located in the beautiful Kenya Rift Valley basin, Naivasha is a compact market town northwest of Nairobi, best known as a stopping point for spellbinding Lake Naivasha. Aspiring wildlife photographers and nature lovers will marvel at Lake Naivasha and its abundance of wondrous wildlife. Here visitors can spot wallowing hippo pods, clouds of vibrant birdlife, zebra and various other game. The nearby Lake Oloiden and Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary are great spots for those passionate about wild wonders. Shopping in the bustling town ensures unique souvenirs for mementoes as well as restaurants offering delicious local dishes with every taste in mind. Accommodations ranging from lodges to bed and breakfasts provide great conveniences for travellers looking to explore the area.

Where you will stay: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

Naivasha is a Masai name given to the area, denoting the characteristics of the lake. 21 cottages are built in a crescent shape, and each has four rooms, totaling 80 standard rooms and Two suites. Two of these rooms are suitable for the physically challenged. Six of the 21 cottages have interconnecting rooms on the ground floor.

Your Stay

1 Night

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Your Rooms

1x Standard Rooms

DAY 4: Drive to Lake Naivasha

0800 Wake Up !
0900 – Check out from the lodge and begin the drive to Lake Naivasha, approximately 3 Hours from the Masai Mara
1200 – Check into the lodge in time for lunch.
Optional Activities at the hotel
Crescent Island boat ride and walking safari
Dinner and Overnight at the hotel

DAY 5-7: Amboseli National Park

Located in the southern reaches of Kenya, the Amboseli National Park is renowned for its excellent variety of wildlife such as Maasai giraffe, elephant, lion and cheetah and not surprisingly it is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the majestic snowcap of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as open plains, acacia woodland, swamps and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. The birding is excellent, especially closer to the lakes and swamps. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and soak up spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Where you will stay: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Nestled in 190 acres of wooded Masai land, the Lodge sits on the foothills of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Mature wooded gardens with a variety of trees and plants thrive in these surroundings. Different species of birds, monkeys and squirrels dart through the gardens. There are 83 rooms in total, some with interconnecting doors – ideal for families – and 24 rooms can be turned into triples on request.

Your Stay

2 Nights

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Your Rooms

1x Standard Rooms

DAY 5: Drive to the Amboseli National Park

0600 Wake Up!
0700 – Our representative will pick you up from your residence or hotel and transfer you to Amboseli National Park, the drive is approximately 6 Hours from Naivasha
1300 – Check into Amboseli Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Settle into the lodge
1500 – Have an afternoon to sunset game drive. Expect to see a herd of elephants overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro
1800 – Transfer back to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

DAY 6: Game drives in Amboseli National Park

0500  – Wake Up call!
0600 – Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Amboseli and return to the lodge for breakfast
1100 – Spend mid-morning at leisure
1300 –  Enjoy your scrumptious lunch at the lodge
1500 – Afternoon to sunset game drive . Expect to a herd of elephants and variety of bird life.
1900 – Drive back to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight

***Optional – You can opt for a full day game drive with lunch.

DAY 7: Departure - End of safari

0600 Wake Up call!
0700 – Enjoy a scrumptious last breakfast before leaving for Nairobi
0830 – After your check out, our representative will drive you back to Nairobi with a game drive en route. Exit the reserve by 1000 hours.  Lunch and dinner on own arrangement.

End of Safari

Trip Summary

START DATE
ACCOMMODATION
DESTINATION
BASIS
NIGHTS
Day 1 Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Nakuru FB 1 Night
Day 2 Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Masai Mara FB 2 Nights
Day 4 Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort Naivasha FB 1 Night
Day 5 Amboseli Sopa Lodge Amboseli National Park FB 2 Nights
Key

FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Transport Summary

Transfers

DATE
TYPE
PICK UP
DROP OFF
Day 1 Transfer Nairobi Central Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Day 2 Transfer Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 4 Transfer Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
Day 5 Transfer Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Day 7 Transfer Amboseli Sopa Lodge Nairobi Central

1.Booking
In order to make your booking, please make sure that you have the correct names, nationalities and date of birth of all travellers as per their passports. Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will hold an option of 7 days from the time we have confirmed a tour before the cancellation rules apply. If our service or a tour is booked less than 7 days prior to the date when the service is rendered or the tour commences, cancellation rules will apply immediately. If you need more time please let us know. If a hotel is fully booked Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will try to offer you an alternative property of a similar standard and location. .
A booking is binding for both the customer and travel agency once the deposit has been paid.

 

2.Conditions of payment
The following rules apply unless other conditions are stipulated in the tour itinerary or practical information relating to the specific tour on our website.
At the time of booking, a deposit on 30% of the total tour price per person, though no less than USD 1,000 must be paid. The remaining payment must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to departure. If the deadline for the remaining payment is exceeded, Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will be unable to confirm the booking for the client. Please note that some tours have different conditions of payment which may entail stricter conditions for cancellation, e.g. tours utilising luxury trains, flights and certain safari camps and lodges and Group Tours.

 

3.Cancellation
The following rules apply unless other conditions are stipulated in the tour itinerary or the practical information relating to the specific tour on our website.

Cancellation by the customer
If the customer cancels a tour up to 61 days prior to departure the deposit will be lost. If cancellation is made within 60-31 days prior to departure, a penalty fee of 65% of the total price of the tour will be levied. For any cancellation made within 30-16 days before departure, a penalty fee of 85% will apply. In the case of cancellations made less than 16 days before the start of the tour we are unable to offer any reimbursement. No refunds will be given by Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. for no-shows.
The payment of bank fees for credit card payments and/or bank transfers are the responsibility of the customer and are strictly non- refundable.
The trip may be cancelled with no penalty charge should war, a life-threatening epidemic, or any other natural catastrophe or similar event occur within 14 days prior to departure. This will however be on the condition that your government advises against travelling to the specific area, and that the situation in question has arisen after the booking of the tour was made.
Cancellations must be made in writing and delivered either by hand, post, fax or electronic mail.
In the case of death or serious illness, special cancellation terms can be negotiated if Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. is presented with an officially-approved death/sickness certificate.

Cancellation by the travel agency
In the unlikely event that Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. has to cancel a tour or a service for any reason, we will try to offer the choice of an alternative arrangement; otherwise you will receive a full refund. We will do our utmost to inform you about any cancellations at the earliest possible convenience and at the latest 14 days before the commencement of the tour.
The tour may also be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control and which neither our partners nor we could have foreseen (force majeure). In such cases customers will be refunded the price of the trip but will not be able to claim any extra expenses. Should one of the aforementioned emergency situations arise Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will always try to offer an acceptable alternative to the customer.

 

4. Travel documents
If travel documents other than an invoice are required, these will be emailed or posted to the booking party upon receipt of the full payment.
Additional travel documents could include detailed flight schedules (if included in the purchase), vouchers and an itinerary that includes pre-booked services for your destination. If you are participating in a tour with a guide or in an event described in the programme, you will not normally be given a voucher beforehand.

 

5. Passports and visas
Unless otherwise specified, obtaining a passport and visa for entry to the country/countries in which the tour takes place is the responsibility of the traveller.
The traveller must ensure that he/she has a valid passport and visa and has given the travel agency the correct information regarding his /her name and nationality, etc. We draw your attention to the fact that the processing of visas may take several weeks. The travel agency cannot be held responsible for travellers who for whatever reason may be denied entry at a border. Some countries require the traveller to be in possession of a suitable amount of currency, as well as a valid return ticket.

Please be aware that rules and regulations may change between the time of booking and the time of departure.

Also, please note that there may be visa requirements when in transit. Your passport must normally be valid for a period of at least six months after returning from your destination.

We are always happy to supply you with any relevant travel documents that may be needed to apply for a visa if you need one. Each country has different requirements that need to be met so please contact your local embassy or go to the following website to find out exactly what visa requirements and processes are applicable: www.projectvisa.com

 

6. Changes in prices
In accordance with legislation, tour operators may raise the agreed-upon price as a result of increased transportation costs (including increased fuel prices), altered taxes, tariffs and fees, as well as fluctuating exchange rates. Unfortunately, many sudden price increases occur as a result of fuel surcharges, and increased taxes and tariffs. Price increases will take place according to the following principles: All prices are based on costs at the time of publication. Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. reserves the right to change the prices at any time before your booking is made. Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will confirm price changes, if any, together with the confirmation of your booking. Some service prices, such as (but not limited to) park fees, government levies and airport taxes are not in the control of Designer Tours and Travel Ltd.. In the event of these prices being changed at any date Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will charge the supplement to the client at cost.

 

7. Credit and Debit Card Payments
All Credit and Debit Card payments will be charged a 3.5% Surcharge which is the card processing fee charged by the card processing company.

What our clients say

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Each step of the trip planned in detail for a seamless premium experience. Clear communication before and during our journey.
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Excellent Safari organized by Alex at Designer Safari, everything was taken care of including fantastic lodge and camp selections and our great guide David. Would highly recommend
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I booked a 3 day flying package to the masai mara with designer safari. Everything went according to my itinerary
trustpilot
We went to Masai Mara safari with Mr Julius Ngure which is a man with extremely high social competence,and a none nonsence approach. Mr Ngure is a high educated person with a long experience of wild life and an network that showes his competence and the respect from his friends . We can only say that we highly recommend him as a guide in the national parks of Kenya.
Thank you very much to Alex who organised the whole trip to the Masai Mara including a comfortable stay at the Deerpark Luxury Hotel. Everything went smoothly! Fam.Karlsson from Sweden
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Mutuma and the team at Designer Safari could not have made the planning of this safari easier for us. The pricing and included aspects of the trip were clear and presented upfront; the communication was transparent and continous; and the chosen safari spot, &Beyond Kichwa Tembo was perfect. I couldn't recommend this team enough!
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Everything was handled, the overnight lodging was great, food fantastic, pace was our own and the locals made the trip, both human and animal kingdom

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