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 4x4
NATURE
CULTURE
ACTIVE

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 4x4
NATURE
CULTURE
ACTIVE
 
 
ITINERARY

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, followed by an afternoon game drive. 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. Approx. journey time: 2 hours. Stay: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.

Day 3: Lake Nakuru After breakfast, head out to explore Lake Nakuru National Park and later return for lunch. 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 witness 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 3 nights

Day 1: Entebbe Fly from Nairobi to Entebbe and transfer to your hotel for the night. Stay: The Boma Hotel (or similar).

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. This 32,000-hectare national park in south-eastern Uganda has a remarkable biodiversity, with more than 160 species of tree and over 100 types of fern. It’s home to many endangered species, from rare birds and butterflies to the majestic mountain gorilla. Your base here is the peaceful Chameleon Hill Lodge – a quirky and bright boutique hotel with 10 en-suite rooms. Stay: Chameleon Hill Lodge (or similar). B, L, D

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park After an energising breakfast, head out on your gorilla trek. Register at the ranger station for a briefing before heading out into the undergrowth in search of mountain gorillas. Your permit to enter the park is one of a limited number and a non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place. After being assigned a gorilla family to visit, you’ll enter the park’s dense rainforest in search of these magnificent creatures, accompanied by experienced guides. Your trek could last anywhere from half an hour to seven hours, depending on the location of the gorillas. You might spot young gorillas climbing and playing, or a mother with a tiny wide-eyed baby. And just being close to a huge silverback is enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. All precautions are taken to protect the gorillas. Viewing times are limited to one hour, there’s a maximum of eight people per group, and only one visit to each gorilla family per day. This makes the experience not only exclusive; it offers peace of mind too. This afternoon you'll visit a Batwa pygmy community and learn about the ways they depend on the forest for survival, like harnessing honey, using shrubs for medicine and constructing huts from trees, leaves and climbing plants. Return to the lodge for lunch and a relaxed afternoon. .Stay: Chameleon Hill Lodge (or similar). B, L, D

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Fly to Entebbe for your return flight to the UK.

Combine with Tanzania

Selected 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, followed by an afternoon game drive. 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. Approx. journey time: 2 hours. Stay: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.

Day 3: Lake Nakuru After breakfast, head out to explore Lake Nakuru National Park and later return for lunch. 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 witness 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 3 nights

Day 1: Entebbe Fly from Nairobi to Entebbe and transfer to your hotel for the night. Stay: The Boma Hotel (or similar).

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. This 32,000-hectare national park in south-eastern Uganda has a remarkable biodiversity, with more than 160 species of tree and over 100 types of fern. It’s home to many endangered species, from rare birds and butterflies to the majestic mountain gorilla. Your base here is the peaceful Chameleon Hill Lodge – a quirky and bright boutique hotel with 10 en-suite rooms. Stay: Chameleon Hill Lodge (or similar). B, L, D

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park After an energising breakfast, head out on your gorilla trek. Register at the ranger station for a briefing before heading out into the undergrowth in search of mountain gorillas. Your permit to enter the park is one of a limited number and a non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place. After being assigned a gorilla family to visit, you’ll enter the park’s dense rainforest in search of these magnificent creatures, accompanied by experienced guides. Your trek could last anywhere from half an hour to seven hours, depending on the location of the gorillas. You might spot young gorillas climbing and playing, or a mother with a tiny wide-eyed baby. And just being close to a huge silverback is enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. All precautions are taken to protect the gorillas. Viewing times are limited to one hour, there’s a maximum of eight people per group, and only one visit to each gorilla family per day. This makes the experience not only exclusive; it offers peace of mind too. This afternoon you'll visit a Batwa pygmy community and learn about the ways they depend on the forest for survival, like harnessing honey, using shrubs for medicine and constructing huts from trees, leaves and climbing plants. Return to the lodge for lunch and a relaxed afternoon. .Stay: Chameleon Hill Lodge (or similar). B, L, D

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Fly to Entebbe for your return flight to the UK.

Combine with Tanzania

Selected 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.

Solo travellers

Sole-use room from £2350

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.

Solo travellers

Sole-use room from £2350

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Tour dates

2020 Sep 21, 28; Oct 05, 26; Nov 02

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.

Excursions

Day 5: Optional Balloon Safari

Tour dates

2021 Feb 02, 16; May 25; Jun 22; Jul 13, 27; Aug 10, 17; Sep 07, 21; Oct 05, 26; Nov 08
2022 Feb 01, 15; May 24; Jun 21; Jul 12, 26; Aug 09, 16; Sep 06, 20; Oct 04, 25; Nov 07

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.

Excursions

Day 5: Optional Balloon Safari or
Day 5: Mara Engai vantage point breakfast (adults only)

Taste of Kenya

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.

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.