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Escorted Tours

Kenyan Safari including

Mombasa Beach Stay


Route:
  • UK
  • Nairobi
  • Aberdare National Park
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Lake Naivasha National Park
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Nairobi
  • Mombasa
  • UK

4 NIGHTS from £569pp

Tour Highlights
  • Relax on the white sand beaches of Kenya's East Coast
  • Embark on 6 fascinating game drives in a 4x4 in search of the Big Five
  • Enjoy one of the best high teas in Kenya at Elsamere Museum
  • Witness Thomson Falls, Kenya's most beautiful waterfall
  • Visit a traditional village and learn about the Masai tribe
  • Visit to David Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre and enjoy a up close encounter with young orphans.
  • Embrace the private island sanctuary of Crescent Island Game Conservancy
  • Sample freshly brewed coffee, Kenya's finest exports on a coffee plantation tour.
  • Observe a variety of animals gather in the evening at a watering hole whilst staying at the rustic Treetops Lodge.

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Mombasa Beach Stay

A fascinating place steeped in history, the true heart of Mombasa is found in the exotic old town, among the narrow winding streets and Arab architecture.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Nairobi

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Nairobi, via Doha.

2
Nairobi

On arrival in Nairobi, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel, located in the heart of Kenya's bustling capital. Re-join your group later tonight for a welcome dinner that marks the beginning of your safari adventure.

  • Dinner
3
Nairobi to Aberdare National Park

This morning, a short journey takes you from the urban energy of central Nairobi into the contrasting greenery of the outlying coffee-growing region. The area produces much of Kenya's 'black gold' - the robust coffee beans that are its greatest export. Tour a local plantation and learn more about its cultivation and harvest processes before sampling some freshly brewed coffee. After lunch nearby, embark on a four-hour drive to the Aberdare Highlands, passing open plains and vast stretches of grassland before ascending into the verdant, tropical forests of Aberdare National Park. Check into the Treetops Lodge, located next to a watering hole, and observe animals gathering for a drink at dusk before you end the day with a hearty dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Aberdare National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, set out on a guided bush walk along one of the many trails winding across this wildlife-rich region. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through lush vegetation in search of elephants, buffalo, rhinos and the unique, red bongo antelopes which inhabit the park. At the end of your trail and a morning of wildlife spotting, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Stop en route at Thomson Falls where you'll witness the mighty roar of this waterfall as it cascades down over 74 metres. Arriving into Lake Nakuru National Park, check into your hotel before embarking on a late afternoon game drive through the wetlands. This bird lover's paradise, located in the Rift Valley region, is one of Kenya's finest safari areas. Amongst others, it boasts white rhinos, the endangered Rothschild giraffe, lions and it's best-known residents - vast flocks of pink flamingos perched in a central lake.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Lake Nakuru National Park to Lake Naivasha National Park

Observe the park's wildlife stirring from their sleep on today's early morning game drive. Return to your hotel for breakfast, then depart for Lake Naivasha. Enjoy a scenic drive, with the chance to spot animals dotted along the passing landscape, before arriving at your final destination in time for lunch. Lake Naivasha is the Rift Valley's highest lake, renowned for its shimmering expanse of water and the multitude of animals residing along its tree-lined shores. An afternoon at leisure allows you to relax and soak in the beauty of your natural surroundings.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Lake Naivasha National Park

This morning, journey to the private island sanctuary of Crescent Island Game Conservancy, located in the middle of Lake Naivasha. With its flat topography, a dense concentration of wildlife and unique island location, the reserve is often referred to as Naivasha's best-kept secret. Travel into the heart of the island as you search for animals and over 200 species of bird life. Return to the lake's shores and continue onward to Elsamere Lodge Conservation Centre. Refresh yourself with one of the best high teas in Kenya then visit the adjoining Joy Adamson Museum, dedicated to conservation heroes Joy and George Adamson. Browse through the museum exhibits which depict the Adamsons' conservation efforts and their experience raising the orphaned lion cub which later inspired the book and movie 'Born Free'. Later this afternoon, return to the main lake area for a game drive to spot hippos, buffalo, giraffes and colobus monkeys in picturesque Lake Naivasha National Park.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Lake Naivasha National Park to Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, depart on a 5.5-hour drive through the savannah as you make your way to Masai Mara Game Reserve. One of Africa's most famed wildlife reserves, Masai Mara is home to a fantastic year-round concentration of wildlife and the annual Great Migration, where over two million wildebeest stampede across the plains. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch before an afternoon game drive carries you into the depths of the reserve. Go in search of the Big Five and over 450 species of birds and wildlife; the rolling grasslands allow for easy viewing, and the reserve offers some of the highest odds for spotting big cats

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Masai Mara Game Reserve

Witness the Kenyan landscape bathed in an early morning glow as you set out on a sunrise game drive. Sunrise is one of the most picturesque and rewarding times to spot wildlife, who congregate around waterholes in large herds. Enjoy breakfast al fresco in the bush, surrounded by the pink hues of the rising sun and the tranquillity of your surroundings. Return to your lodge for the remainder of the morning at leisure, giving you time to sit outdoors and take in your settings. After lunch at your lodge, re-join your group for the last game drive of your trip.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Masai Mara Game Reserve to Nairobi

Depart Masai Mara Game Reserve in the morning as you travel back to Nairobi. Along the way, stop at a traditional village where you'll gain insight into the longstanding traditions of the Masai tribe. Immerse yourself in the song, dance, colourful robes and everyday activities of the local villagers, then continue onwards to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre. Enjoy an up-close encounter with young orphaned elephants and giraffes at the most successful elephant rescue and rehabilitation programme in the world; the centre helps vulnerable animals with the aim of re-introducing them to the wild. Travel onward to Nairobi for your overnight stay, and tonight's farewell dinner, which brings your memorable travel experience to a close.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Nairobi to UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK via Doha or continue on to your chosen destination.

  • Breakfast
11
Nairobi to Mombasa

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Mombasa. Upon arrival check in to your hotel.

  • Breakfast
12
Mombasa

Enjoy relaxing at your chosen beach hotel.

13
Mombasa

Enjoy relaxing at your chosen beach hotel.

14
Mombasa

Enjoy relaxing at your chosen beach hotel.

15
Mombasa to the UK

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK via Doha.


Your Meals

Breakfast is always western style and served in the hotel each morning. Lunch and dinner will be taken in local Kenyan restaurants or at the hotel. A variety of restaurants are visited giving you the chance to experience a range of dishes and flavours.

Important Information

Visas

A visa is required for entry into Kenya. British Citizen Passport Holders can pay for their visa on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. To minimise the time spent queuing at the airport, you can purchase your visa be-forehand; We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa for you on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote 'Mercury holidays'. We recommend that you apply for your visa 8 weeks before travel, however please be aware that your passport will be required for the application so make sure that you will not need it during this time. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry to Kenya. Visa requirements are subject to change and obtaining a visa is the responsibility of the traveller and not Mercury Holidays. We recommend you check with your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy prior to departure for the most up to date guidelines regarding visas and passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your initial flight is to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport via Doha with Qatar Airways (QR), departing from London Heathrow Terminal 4.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.
Each passenger is entitled to 30KG of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding (Max 7kg - 50cm/37cm/ 25cm) in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with a good level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves climbing of steep stairs and getting on and off coaches, boats and 4x4 vehicles. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 7, and the maximum will be 20. If in the unlikely event there are less than 7 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date, then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour meaning that you will be met by a local guide in each of the cities that you visit, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling. We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK. It is important that you budget carefully and ensure you have the right form of currency before you arrive in the country. Cash machines will also be available throughout the tour in order to withdraw money in your local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry, any meals not included in the itinerary as well as drinks and any additional snacks. We recommend you bring along a minimum of GBP £300-£400 per person to change to local currency. It is a good idea to try and maintain a supply of small notes and change in the local currency for tipping or small purchases.
It is customary to tip both your driver and guide approximately £2-£3 per person per day in total. Tips will be collected at the end of your tour. Tips are accepted in the local currency Kenyan Shillings.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2019 DATES
Voyager Beach Resort
23 Sep 201906 Oct 2019£579£2539£3118SOLD OUT
07 Oct 201907 Oct 2019£569£2649£3218SOLD OUT
21 Oct 201903 Nov 2019£579£2599£3178Book Now
04 Nov 201904 Nov 2019£579£2329£2908Book Now
2020 DATES
20 Jan 202002 Feb 2020£599£2639£3238Book Now
03 Feb 202016 Feb 2020£599£2539£3138Book Now
17 Feb 202001 Mar 2020£599£2489£3088Book Now
02 Mar 202015 Mar 2020£599£2429£3028Book Now
16 Mar 202029 Mar 2020£599£2389£2988Book Now
20 Apr 202003 May 2020£569£2229£2798Book Now
01 Jun 202014 Jun 2020£569£2129£2698SOLD OUT
15 Jun 202028 Jun 2020£569£2229£2798SOLD OUT
29 Jun 202012 Jul 2020£569£2329£2898Book Now
07 Sep 202020 Sep 2020£609£2679£3288SOLD OUT
21 Sep 202004 Oct 2020£609£2689£3298Book Now
05 Oct 202018 Oct 2020£609£2729£3338Book Now
19 Oct 202001 Nov 2020£609£2639£3248Book Now
02 Nov 202015 Nov 2020£609£2439£3048Book Now
2019 DATES
Swahili Beach Resort
23 Sep 201906 Oct 2019£649£2539£3188Please call to book
0800 781 4893
07 Oct 201907 Oct 2019£649£2649£3298SOLD OUT
21 Oct 201903 Nov 2019£649£2599£3248Book Now
04 Nov 201904 Nov 2019£649£2329£2978Book Now
2020 DATES
20 Jan 202002 Feb 2020£679£2639£3318Book Now
03 Feb 202016 Feb 2020£679£2539£3218Book Now
17 Feb 202001 Mar 2020£679£2489£3168Book Now
02 Mar 202015 Mar 2020£679£2429£3108Book Now
16 Mar 202029 Mar 2020£679£2389£3068Book Now
20 Apr 202003 May 2020£639£2229£2868Book Now
01 Jun 202014 Jun 2020£639£2129£2768SOLD OUT
15 Jun 202028 Jun 2020£639£2229£2868SOLD OUT
29 Jun 202012 Jul 2020£639£2329£2968Book Now
07 Sep 202020 Sep 2020£679£2679£3358SOLD OUT
21 Sep 202004 Oct 2020£679£2689£3368Book Now
05 Oct 202018 Oct 2020£689£2729£3418Book Now
19 Oct 202001 Nov 2020£689£2639£3328Book Now
02 Nov 202015 Nov 2020£689£2439£3128Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Itinerary Note:

The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. The schedules of the domestic airlines in country are subject to frequent changes. For this reason, we have indicated approximate times only. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction &/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times. Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Kenyan Shilling

Average Flying time

11 hours

Min/Max temperature

17 °C / 28 °C

Spoken languages

Swahili, English

When to go

Please see temperature charts below:

Nairobi

Mombasa

What to pack
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • A plug adaptor - the voltage in Kenya is 240 Volts with plugs and sockets having 3 rectangular pin connections
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Binoculars
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Small day pack for excursions
  • Waterproof, lightweight jacket
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Sweater and jacket for the winter months in Namibia
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