Governor's Safari - Kenya
This safari includes light aircraft flights between Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara and back to Nairobi to reduce travelling time.
Prices include breakfast in Nairobi; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Safari, at Lake Victoria (extension) and from dinner on Day 9 to breakfast on Day 11 in Rwanda (extension).
Alternative Governors’ lodges may be used according to local availability and road conditions. Family tents sleeping up to five are also available at Governors' Camp. Please call for more details.
Pack warm and light clothing in soft bags (maximum 15kg).
DAY 1 - LONDON to NAIROBI
Kenya Airways overnight flight from Heathrow to Nairobi.
DAY 2 - NAIROBI
On arrival transfer to the Nairobi Serena in a Standard room for one night.
DAY 3 - NAIROBI to LAKE NAIVASHA
Drive north to the four star Loldia House on the shores of one of Kenya's most stunning lakes, Lake Naivasha. This beautiful colonial house has eight rooms and its style is synonymous with early colonial Kenya. You will see magnificent views of the dormant volcano Mount Longonot and you can take the opportunity to relax, bird watch or enjoy walking. Hippo often graze on the lawn here at night! (approx. 56 miles).
DAY 4 - LAKE NAIVASHA
Remain at Loldia House or visit Lake Nakuru National Park. Here, due to an abundance of algae in the lake, flamingos gather for much of the year. Often you can see a moving mass of pink! (seasonal) Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the lake and this spectacular area where other birds also flock, as well as baboons and warthogs. Return to Loldia for the night (approx. 50 miles).
DAY 5 - LAKE NAIVASHA to MAASAI MARA
After a relaxing morning and delicious lunch overlooking the lake, fly by Safarilink light aircraft to the Maasai Mara. Enjoy three memorable nights under canvas at four star Governors’ Camp in a Standard tent by the Mara River. The main dining area and bar are also tented – a great spot for watching elephants, hippos or crocodiles! You may upgrade to the smaller, more intimate Little Governors’ (shown as Governors’ Safari 2 in the price box). Afternoon game drive in the Mara escorted by professional rangers, dinner and overnight.
DAY 6 - MAASAI MARA
Two full days to enjoy the Mara with morning and afternoon game drives searching out the Marsh Pride or Shakira the cheetah in probably the best location in all of the reserve, where all the BBC 'Big Cat Diaries' are filmed.
DAY 8 - MAASAI MARA to LONDON
Morning game drive before your flight back to Nairobi, where you are taken to the Serena hotel for the afternoon (you may wish to prebook a day room here) before your Kenya Airways overnight flight to Heathrow.
Morning game drive then fly by light aircraft to the remote and beautiful Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria (small holdall bag per person only). Enjoy a short boat ride to the beautiful Mfangano Island Camp. This tranquil haven has six rooms with breathtaking lake views and four-poster beds. Enjoy two nights relaxing, marvelling at the bird life, fishing and traditional culture.
Return to Nairobi via the Mara, by light aircraft. Kenya Airways overnight flight to Heathrow.
Morning as per main itinerary then overnight at the Nairobi Serena in a Standard room.
Fly Kenya Airways to Kigali and the Kigali Serena Hotel for overnight.
After breakfast drive to the Volcanoes National Park for your mountain trek to see the magnificent gorillas. Remember to bring walking boots and waterproofs. Overnight at the Governors’ Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.
A second chance to see the gorillas before lunch and return to the Kigali Serena.
Kenya Airways overnight flight from Kigali via Nairobi to Heathrow
Minimum age of 16 in Rwanda. Gorilla Trekking is at high altitude and arduous. Good fitness required. Due to limited Gorilla permits, bookings are on request and approx. £800 per person and is non-refundable
Reference : KTM