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See the Big Five and stay in unforgettable accommodation on this Kenyan safari adventure

The Masai Mara in Kenya is one of the best places to experience the wonders and wildlife of Africa. On this exclusive nine-day trip, you will have the chance to get close to the Big Five - lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and Cape buffalo - and marvel at herds of giraffes and zebras, see hippos and crocodiles in the rivers and spot many species of birds.

You will be travelling with leading specialists Africa Travel and staying in the ultimate safari accommodation: the beautiful Loldia House on the shores of Lake Naivasha and the world-famous Governors' Camp, the best safari camp in the Masai Mara.

Now is the perfect time to experience this unforgettable adventure at a special price, with six days of safari activities all included. Plus, Red readers can extend their trip with an optional three-night luxury beach holiday on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

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Price includes

  • Travel on return direct British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Travel on internal flights between Nairobi and the Kenyan safari reserves.
  • Stay for three nights full-board at Loldia House on Lake Naivasha (including laundry service).
  • Stay for three nights full-board at the Governors' Camp in the Masai Mara National Reserve, (including laundry service).
  • Enjoy a one-night stay on a bed-and-breakfast basis at the Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport.
  • Take part in all safari activities while staying at Loldia House and the Governors' Camp.
  • Enjoy visits with the National Park and conservancy fees paid.
  • Relax with departure taxes paid.
  • Enjoy an optional safari balloon flight over the Masai Mara - from £345pp.
  • Book an optional three-night beach holiday extension staying on a bed-and-breakfast basis at Elewana AfroChic Diani on the shores of the Indian Ocean. See online or call the booking number for more details - from £1,080pp.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Night in Nairobi
    Nairobi, Kenya

    Depart London Heathrow on the direct daytime British Airways flight to Nairobi. On arrival transfer to stay overnight on B&B basis at the Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport.

    Accommodation - Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport
  2. Days
    2-4
    Loldia House
    Wilson Apt/Nairobi, Kenya

    This morning transfer to the domestic Wilson airport to depart on the light aircraft flight to Loldia to stay for three nights on full board basis, to include safari activities & laundry, at Loldia House.

    Loldia is an original Kenyan home set on an old farm on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Here guests can enjoy a gentle pace of life; relax by the pool, take in the views, head off on a game drive or indulge in a variety of treatments from the poolside spa room.

    Loldia House offers a choice of accommodation either in the old family house or in cottages in the grounds. In the main house, there is one en-suite double room. Close by are three other guest cottages (each housing two separate rooms, all en-suite), surrounded by pretty gardens and offering incredible views across the lake to the extinct volcano, Mount Longonot.

    The house has a dining room, sitting room and comfortable verandah with views over Lake Naivasha and Mount Longonot. There is also an infinity swimming pool set on an outcrop between two age-old fig trees with stunning views across the lake.

    Accommodation - Loldia House
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Days
    5-7
    Governor's Camp Masai Mara
    Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

    This morning transfer by light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara, and on arrival stay for three nights at Governors' Camp on full board basis, to include safari activities and laundry.

    Governors' Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it's waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. Created in 1972, Governors' Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp, and it is still Africa's best.

    Governors' Camp was the first permanent tented camp in the Masai Mara and it occupies the best wildlife viewing location in the Reserve. Today the camp enjoys the same prime location and is perfect for couples, families and friends wanting to experience the best of what a safari in the Masai Mara has to offer.

    The entire camp is under canvas with all of the comforts of a luxury hotel. Some of the 37 tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. The tents are big, bright and allow in lots of natural light. All tents are classic safari style each with en-suite bathrooms and a private verandah.

    There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River, a dining tent with views over the plains, and a spa tent which offers a range of treatments including facials, massages, manicures and pedicures.

    On offer are three game drives per day inside the Masai Mara National Reserve , departing from camp at sunrise, late morning and in the afternoon. Alternatively, guests can go for extended game drives with picnic meals.

    Accommodation - Governor's Camp
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    8
    Depart for UK or transfer for beach extension
    Wilson Apt/Nairobi, Kenya

    Either fly by light aircraft to Wilson airport and transfer to the international airport for the onward direct overnight British Airways flight to London Heathrow, or fly by light aircraft to Mombasa airport and on arrival transfer to stay for three nights on dinner, bed & breakfast basis at Elewana Afro Chic for an optional beach extension.

    Elewana Afro Chic sits on Diani Beach, in a beautifully landscaped garden on the shores of Kenya's Indian Ocean. The gardens have a lovely pool with jacuzzi and the majority of the rooms have balconies with views to the ocean. There are 10 guest rooms, all en-suite, and with private balconies with sun loungers for secluded relaxation. Rooms are equipped with telephone, TV and DVD player, iPod dock, minibar, tea and coffee station and digital safe.

    Activities on offer include diving and snorkelling, wind surfing, kite surfing, jet skis, dolphin boat trips, mangrove bird watching, deep sea fishing, island excursions, trips to Shimba Hills and Mwalugunje Elephant Sanctuary. Tennis, squash, gym and spa activities is also available locally.

    Dining here is a sumptuous affair with experienced chefs providing a mix of culinary styles including Indian, Swahili, Mediterranean and Italian. Guests can choose to eat what they want, when they want, where they want, as dining is very flexible!

    Afro Chic has indoor and outdoor lounges, a bar and a choice of dining areas including by the pool, on the sunny terrace and in the gardens. There is an attractive swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. Guest are welcome to browse through and borrow their choice from the selection of books and DVDs, and there is free Wi-Fi.

    Meals - Breakfast
  5. Day
    9
    Arrive home
    Heathrow Apt/London, United Kingdom

    Arrive in London Heathrow early this morning with fantastic memories for life.

Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport

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Nairobi, Kenya

New hotel conveniently located at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, a short distance from the terminal building

The hotel is the perfect option for guests arriving late into Nairobi or for those with an early morning departure. Just five minutes from the terminal building, guests can avoid Nairobi's rush hour traffic and the long queues and instead enjoy a more leisurely transfer between the hotel and airport with complimentary transfers.

There are three dining options including Kitchen 9 which offers global cuisine throughout the day, Aroma, a small coffee shop serving snacks as well as a cocktail bar. For those with more time on their hands between flights, there is also a gym, small spa and a roof top pool.

Loldia House

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Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Original Kenyan home set on an old farm on the shores of Lake Naivasha.

Loldia House offers a choice of accommodation either in the old family house or in cottages in the grounds. In the main house, there is one en-suite double room. Close by are three other guest cottages (each housing two separate rooms, all en-suite), surrounded by pretty gardens and offering incredible views across the lake to the extinct volcano, Mount Longonot.

The house has a dining room, sitting room and comfortable verandah with views over Lake Naivasha and Mount Longonot. There is also an infinity swimming pool set on an outcrop between two age-old fig trees with stunning views across the lake.

Governor's Camp

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Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Created in 1972, Governors’ Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp, and is still Africa’s best

Governors' Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it's waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. Governors' Camp was the first permanent tented camp in the Masai Mara and it occupies the best wildlife viewing location in the Reserve. Today the camp enjoys the same prime location and is perfect for couples, families and friends wanting to experience the best of what a safari in the Masai Mara has to offer.

The entire camp is under canvas with all of the comforts of a luxury hotel. Some of the 37 tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. The tents are big, bright and allow in lots of natural light. All tents are classic safari style each with en-suite bathrooms and a private verandah.

There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River, a dining tent with views over the plains, and a spa tent which offers a range of treatments including facials, massages, manicures and pedicures.

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