Ladies only departures / NO single supplement / Two departures
10 days from $5,495
16 June 2020 or 07 November 2020
Immerse yourself in 10 days of wildlife on this classic Kenya safari. Travel by rail to Tsavo East National Park to witness ochre-red elephants in their herds. Experience vast savannahs against the quintessential backdrop of Kilimanjaro in Amboseli, the spectacular scenery and birdlife of Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru and the iconic Masai Mara – one of the most wildlife-rich safari areas in Africa.
Ladies Only Locally Escorted Tour
Group Size: Based on a minimum 4 passengers
Hotel/Game Lodge/Tented Camp
9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches & 8 Dinners
Scheduled Train Trip
English Speaking Driver
English Speaking Female Guide
Bead Work Lesson
Your guide for the tour is Marriette Ngome – van der Velde.
“My name is Marriette van der Velde, originally from Netherlands, but living in Kenya for the last 7 and a half years. Married to a Kenyan, mother of 2 + 2 bonus-children, as I like to call them, I can say I am a happy, busy, life-enjoying lady.
In my life I always loved working in hospitality, be it in a restaurant or tourism. In Kenya I started organising small tours for friends and family when they were visiting, and everytime I fell more and more in love with this country and its nature. I started connecting with travelers through online travel forums, organising safari-routes and excursions for them. But I was missing something. I love sharing my passion with guests, as well as I love giving them a great experience by myself, that is when I decided to start working for Southern Cross as a tourleader, so that I could go with the guests and make sure their trip would be a trip to never forget again.”
Day 1 – Nairobi
On arrival at Nairobi Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel (approximately 17 KM / 0.5 – 1 hour).
The guide that will be accompanying you on your Kenya tour will meet you at the hotel this evening to introduce herself and provide a rundown of the scheduled and be available for any questions you may have.
Accommodation: 1 night Sarova Stanley Hotel.
Day 2 – Tsavo East National Park
An early start means that you will collect a breakfast pack from the hotel before being met at and transferred to Nairobi Train Station to start your journey to Tsavo East departing at 08h00 to Voi Train Station. At 12h05 you will be collected from Voi Train Station by a Southern Cross Safaris vehicle to begin your game drive in Tsavo East National Park enroute to Satao Camp. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Tsavo East National Park ending with a sundowner. (BLD)
Kenya Railway Journeys – Please be aware that there is limited assistance on the Kenya Railway for boarding, disembarking or help with luggage. At both Nairobi and Mombasa boarding is level, directly from platform to carriage, but at the country stops you are required to navigate narrow stairs down to the platform and can be tricky with baggage. Seating is reserved and a valid passport is required to book the service and you will need to show your identification when entering the main train stations prior to departing. The train is kept clean during the journey and you are welcome to take food and non-alcoholic beverages on board with you but there is a dining car for first class passengers to purchase refreshments.
Accommodation: 2 nights Satao Camp.
Day 3 – Tsavo East National Park
Enjoy a day of game drives in the Tsavo East National Park. (BLD)
Day 4 – Satao Elerai Conservancy
After breakfast you will drive to the Tsavo West National Park with a game drive enroute. You will visit Mzima Springs and continue to Kilaguni Serena Lodge for lunch. After lunch you will drive to the Satao Elerai Conservancy (approximately 350 KM / 6 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 2 nights Satao Elerai (or similar).
Day 5 – Satao Elerai Conservancy
Enjoy a full day in the Amboseli National Park with a picnic lunch. (BLD)
Day 6 – Lake Naivasha
Enjoy an early breakfast before driving via Nairobi to Lake Naivasha. After lunch relax by the swimming pool or enjoy a boat ride on the lake (at own expense) (approximately 350 KM / 6.5 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 1 night Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
Day 7 – Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast you will drive past the extinct Volcano of Mt Longonot and Suswa into the homelands of the Masai. The Masai Mara located on Kenya’s southern border with Tanzania, constitutes the northern stretch of the Serengeti and has the richest concentration of animals in Kenya. After lunch at the Mara Sarova Game Camp you will have the opportunity to observe the unique world of the Masai Mara (approximately 250 KM / 5 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 2 nights Mara Sarova Game Camp.
Day 8 – Masai Mara Game Reserve
Enjoy a full day game drive which will take you through the vast plains of the Masai Mara searching for the ‘Big Five’ (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo). You will return to your camp for lunch. (BLD)
Day 9 – Lake Nakuru National Park
Today your journey will take you straight to Lake Nakuru. The park boasts a good number of rhinos as well as a large population of leopards. Enjoy lunch at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge followed by an afternoon game drive in the park (approximately 350 KM / 8 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 1 night Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge (or similar).
Day 10 – End of Classic Kenya Safari
Your day will start with an early morning game drive through the Lake Nakuru National Park. After breakfast at Nakuru Sopa Lodge you will drive to Nairobi and end of safari (approximately 184 KM / 3 hours). (B)