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Taste of Kenya offers a wonderful introduction to this wild country. Travel to the Eastern Rift Valley’s scenic lakes, best known for their birdlife and large rhino herds. Then head deep into the world’s most famous wildlife reserve, the Maasai Mara, where there’s the opportunity to take to the skies on an optional hot-air balloon ride. This shorter safari is a cost-effective way to fulfil a bucket-list dream.

• Nairobi: 1 night
• Lake Nakuru: 2 nights
• Maasai Mara: 2 nights

6nights Safari
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CULTURE
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ITINERARY

Stay longer

Mombasa 3 nights
Kenya's tranquil coast offers an affordable extension to a Kenya safari. The vibrant city of Mombasa is the gateway to the coast, where there are over 300 miles of palm-fringed beaches with glistening white sands and warm, clear waters excellent for snorkelling and diving.

Zanzibar 3 nights

Just a short flight from Nairobi, the exotic ‘spice island’ of Zanzibar is the perfect post-safari tonic. UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stone Town is a mix of labyrinthine alleyways, Sultan’s palaces, historic buildings and vibrant markets, while the ‘stay longer’ reason is Zanzibar’s palm-fringed sands, which are regularly voted among the world’s best beaches.

Uganda gorilla trekking 4 nights (2020/2021 departures)
Day 1: Entebbe
Fly from Nairobi to Entebbe and transfer to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park There’s an early start this morning as you are picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight to Kisoro airstrip in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The dramatic landscape of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of the best places in the world for gorilla sightings.

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park After an energising breakfast, head out on your gorilla trek.

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Today you’ll visit a Batwa pygmy community. Return to the lodge for lunch and a relaxed afternoon.

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Fly to Entebbe for your return flight to the UK.

Combine with Tanzania

Selected 2019 and 2020 Taste of Kenya departure dates connect with our Taste of Tanzania itinerary to form an extensive Kenya & Tanzania Safari.

Day 1: UK to Nairobi Depart the UK on your flight to Nairobi. On arrival, transfer to your hotel to relax ahead of your safari. Stay: Eka Hotel (or similar).

Day 2: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru, arriving in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive until sunset. Approx. journey time: 2 hours. Stay: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.

Day 3: Lake Nakuru Today you’ll head out to explore Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is a haven for bird lovers, with over 400 species of bird – although be aware that the number of birds here fluctuates dependent on water level, so it’s best to check with the park if this is your primary reason for visiting. Lake Nakuru National Park also provides habitat for lion, leopard, buffalo and Rothschild giraffe, as well as white rhino and the endangered black rhino. Stay: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara After an early breakfast, drive to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The most famous reserve in the world, the Maasai Mara is what safari dreams are made of – rolling grasslands and wide open savannah, rich in African wildlife. Here is the place to see the incredible annual wildebeest migration between July and October as over a million animals thunder across the plains in search of water and grazing – but the Mara has mass appeal all year round. Spot lions basking in the shade or seek out an elusive solo leopard. Approx. journey time: 7 hours. Stay: Mara Engai Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.

Day 5: Maasai Mara A full day in the Mara awaits, with the option of a pre-bookable hot-air balloon ride this morning. Take flight and drift upwards as the sun rises for an entirely different perspective of the Mara, when the bright pink-orange haze is visible for miles across the vast savannah and wildlife becomes distinguishable from their silhouette forms below. Afterwards, you’ll head out on morning and afternoon game drives. The reserve offers fantastic chances of seeing the Big Five – and even better opportunities for viewing big cats. Other wildlife to spot includes elephant, giraffe, hyena, impala, wildebeest and buffalo. Stay: Mara Engai Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.

Day 6: Maasai Mara to Nairobi After an early breakfast, you’ll begin the long drive back to Nairobi. Approx. journey time: 7 hours. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK, arriving the following day. B.


Stay longer

Mombasa 3 nights
Kenya's tranquil coast offers an affordable extension to a Kenya safari. The vibrant city of Mombasa is the gateway to the coast, where there are over 300 miles of palm-fringed beaches with glistening white sands and warm, clear waters excellent for snorkelling and diving.

Zanzibar 3 nights

Just a short flight from Nairobi, the exotic ‘spice island’ of Zanzibar is the perfect post-safari tonic. UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stone Town is a mix of labyrinthine alleyways, Sultan’s palaces, historic buildings and vibrant markets, while the ‘stay longer’ reason is Zanzibar’s palm-fringed sands, which are regularly voted among the world’s best beaches.

Uganda gorilla trekking 4 nights (2020/2021 departures)
Day 1: Entebbe
Fly from Nairobi to Entebbe and transfer to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park There’s an early start this morning as you are picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight to Kisoro airstrip in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The dramatic landscape of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of the best places in the world for gorilla sightings.

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park After an energising breakfast, head out on your gorilla trek.

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Today you’ll visit a Batwa pygmy community. Return to the lodge for lunch and a relaxed afternoon.

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Fly to Entebbe for your return flight to the UK.

Combine with Tanzania

Selected 2019 and 2020 Taste of Kenya departure dates connect with our Taste of Tanzania itinerary to form an extensive Kenya & Tanzania Safari.

ABOUT THIS SAFARI

Is this for you?

This safari offers an excellent introduction to Kenya and its most famous national reserve – a classic taster safari that can be combined with a beach stay.

Good to know

• For guests over 7 years old
• A maximum of 6 guests per vehicle
• Luggage must be in soft bags – try to pack lightly.

What to expect

• Time to get to know your group and guide

• Journeys of between 2 and 7 hours on bumpy roads

• A relaxed and informal environment; casual, comfortable clothing is fine even in the evenings
• Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

Single travellers

Sole-use room from £2350

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Excursions

Day 5: Balloon Safari from £440 per person

Day-use room Pre-book a day-room to relax and freshen up on arrival or before your return flight from £74 per person

Tour dates

2020 Feb 17; Apr 13; May 25; Jun 08, 22; Jul 13, 27; Aug 03, 17; Sep 21; Oct 05, 26; Nov 09
2021 Jan 25; Feb 01, 15; Apr 12; May 24; Jun 07, 21; Jul 12, 26; Aug 02, 10, 16; Sep 06, 13, 20, 27; Oct 04, 18, 25; Nov 01, 08, 15

Included in price

• Quality accommodation
• Insightful local driver/guides
• Hand-picked itineraries
• Flexible arrival times
• 4x4 safari vehicles exclusively for Kuoni customers, with guaranteed window seats
• Park fees
• Guide tips
• Meals where most convenient (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
• All specified flights.

Upgrade your tour

Private tour Upgrade to a private tour with a local tour leader on the same itinerary, departing on the date of your choice from £2730 per person.

Taste of Kenya

Kuoni highlights

Kuoni highlights

On this shorter safari, we’ve chosen to include the world-famous Maasai Mara for a classic, wildlife-rich safari experience. We’ve offered plenty of departure dates, with a great choice during August in particular – ideal for summer honeymoons and for chances of seeing the Great Wildebeest Migration.