Tracks with Serena

Welcome to our unique African safari camps. As we say in Kenya, Welcome Home or Karibu Nyumbani!

As you enjoy the warmth of our hospitality you will feel you have truly come home. And as each perfect day unfolds – while you feast on our delicious camp meals, breathe the African air and experience the wonders of the natural world – you can relax on a safari of a lifetime!

Overview

Day 1, 2: Nairobi Serena Hotel – Nairobi
Day 3, 4: Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge – Tsavo West National Park
Day 5, 6: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge – Amboseli National Park
Day 7: Serena Mountain Lodge – Mount Kenya National Park
Day 8: Sweetwaters Serena Camp – Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Day 9, 10, 11: Mara Serena Safari Lodge – Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 12: Transferred for Departure

​This Safari is 100% Customizable and Vehicle is private for you and your party only.

Day 1: Nairobi
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by CAT Safaris representative and transferred to Nairobi Serena Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 2: Nairobi
This morning drive to Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage at the edge of Nairobi National Park, which is a nursery and rehab center for infant elephants that have lost their families as well as rhino and occasionally zebras and other wildlife.

Proceed for lunch at Karen Blixen’s Cottages and later visit Karen Blixen Museum & the AFEW Giraffe Center near Giraffe Manor where you may hand-feed the Rothschild giraffe that live here. Return to your Nairobi Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight. Nairobi Serena Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Tsavo West National Park
After breakfast, begin your drive to Tsavo West National Park, at just over 8,000 square miles; Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world.

Arrive in time for lunch at Kilaguni Serena Lodge the first lodge ever to be built in a Kenyan National Park. The lodge is superbly situated on the leeward side of Mount Kilimanjaro, encircled by volcanic splendor. Later on proceed for an afternoon game viewing drive returning in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4: Tsavo West National Park
Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drive in the park. Apart from Tsavo’s predominant elephant population there are many lion –some undoubtedly the descendants of the infamous and feared “Man-eaters of Tsavo” popularized in the film Ghost in the Darkness. Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, drive to Amboseli National Park, located at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and later proceed for an afternoon game viewing drive returning in the evening for overnight. Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6: Amboseli National Park
Full day in the Amboseli National Park with two game drives. You drive through across this vast lake bed, often dry but swampy in some areas. We have a lot of game here like cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, gazelles and herds of elephants all set against the amazing back drop of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro showing all its glory.
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Mount Kenya National Park
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch and drive to Mount Kenya region arriving at the Serena Mountain Lodge the only ‘tree hotel’ ever to be built on the slopes of Kenya’s legendary Mount Kenya.

Serena Mountain Lodge offers game viewing opportunities while combining a glorious panorama of mountain vistas with the primordial splendors of an ancient rain forest. Guests can awake to the trumpeting of elephant, fall asleep to the symphony of the African night or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals as they arrive to drink, bathe, spar and forage around the water hole.

Arrangements can be made for forest walks, game sightings, and even hikes for the daring and adventurous to the top of Mount Kenya.
Serena Mountain Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8: Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Drive to Sweetwaters Serena Camp, a camp that lies in the heart of the privately owned 22,000 acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy enjoying magnificent views across the bush to the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya, Kenya’s highest point at 16,900 feet above sea level. Involve in activities such as visits to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, night game drives, guided bush walks and camel-trekking across game-teaming plains. Sweetwaters Serena Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Masai Mara
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the local airstrip for your flight to the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve. You will be transferred with a game drive en route to Mara Serena Safari Lodge, a lodge that has been styled to mirror the circular motif of a traditional Maasai Manyatta village of domed huts. Proceed for an afternoon game drive and later on return to your lodge for overnight. Mara Serena Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10, 11: Masai Mara
You will have two days morning and afternoon game drives, possibly taking a picnic lunch in the reserve.

Optional activities abound while you’re in the Masai Mara. You can try a balloon safari for an exhilarating experience over the Savannah as the early sun rises and the animals are more active. If you wish, for a nominal fee, you can also visit a Maasai Village to experience this nomadic tribe’s way of life and see their colorful culture.
Mara Serena Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: Depart
Get a last chance to photograph that awesome sunrise before flying back to Nairobi. This afternoon, you may opt to shop in town. Soon you are escorted to the airport for your home bound flight. Bid farewell to Africa until the next time.

Arrive home with memories of a Trip of a Lifetime!

(Optional Activities Available)

Transport in a chauffeur driven minivan with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.Transport upgradable to 4×4 Land Cruisers with a pop up roof for game viewing

2016 Rates from $3,250 (Single Room Supplement $1,800).

Please contact us for more info and Reservations

 

Included

  • Accommodation with all meal plans as per the itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Transport in a chauffeur driven minivan with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide, game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • Complimentary 500 ml mineral water per person per game drive in the safari vehicle.
  • All meet and greet services.
  • All arrival and departure transfers.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • 7 pax guaranteed window seat in each vehicle.
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.
  • On safari accessories in each vehicle: – First-aid kit, wildlife books, a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher.

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc. Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s).
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks,
  • Any local or international flight and departure taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.
  • Visa fees
  • Flying Doctors coverage: Optional @ $40 dollars per person which covers you within East Africa for a period of 14 days. In the eventuality of a medical emergency, you will be airlifted to Nairobi where you will be taken to a good hospital. Hospital bills are born by the patient.