A once-in-a-lifetime look at the world’s most naturally diverse continent
- Enjoy a tour of London and pub lunch
- All-inclusive 10-day safari to Kenya’s spectacular savannahs
- Observe and photograph exotic birds, mammals, and reptiles in their natural habitat
- Stay in luxurious lodges and tented camps
- Each day is an opportunity to spot elephants, lions, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and zebras with your personal driver/guide
- Visit a Masai village and school as the people welcome you with tribal dances and crafts
Depart for London on an overnight flight. Arrive in the morning with time to enjoy lunch at a traditional English pub and a relaxing London city tour before checking in to your airport hotel in the afternoon. This overnight layover is your opportunity to adjust to the new time zone and rest well before embarking on your Kenya adventure. Hilton Hotel London Heathrow (L)
Depart London on a direct flight to Nairobi and arrive in the evening where you will be greeted by your local host and transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight at the luxurious Serena Hotel, frequented by distinguished guests visiting the nearby United Nations Headquarters. Sleep well, your safari adventure begins in the morning! Nairobi Serena Hotel (FB)
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, meet your personal Kenyan guide who will warmly welcome you to his country as you drive north through pineapple and coffee farmlands. Cross the Equator before arriving at Sweetwaters, a lovely small camp overlooking an illuminated waterhole where you can see giraffe, warthogs, and gazelles coming in for a drink. Your comfortable tent has a full bath and its own private veranda in view of the watering hole. After lunch, embark on your first afternoon game drive that may include sightings of elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino, giraffe, and zebras. Sweetwaters Tented Camp – 2 nights (FB,L,D)
Today you will enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy with a lunch and rest break in the middle of the day. With magnificent views across the plains to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya, the Conservancy is host to some of the unique northern species found in the north of Kenya like the reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra. The Conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and shelters the three remaining northern white rhino in the world. Finish the afternoon drive with a visit to the chimpanzee sanctuary. (FB,L,D)
This morning, depart Sweetwaters for Lake Naivasha, a large freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon boat ride to Crescent Island, preserved as a wildlife sanctuary where you can go on a walk among impalas, wildebeests, zebras, and giraffe. At the luxurious Sopa Lodge, you can observe the hippos rise from the lake in the evening to trim the lodge’s lawn. Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge – 2 nights (FB,L,D)
After breakfast, take a one hour drive to Nakuru National Park for game viewing and lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. This is one of the few parks where you can get close-up views of rhinos, odd-toed ungulates, as well as a good chance to see elusive leopards and birdlife. Return to the lodge for dinner and more animal viewing from the comfort of your own private balcony or patio. (FB,L,D)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast for today you depart on a bumpy drive to the spectacular Masai Mara – home to large numbers of lion, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, impalas, and gazelles. Arrive in time for lunch and a rest before embarking on an afternoon game drive in this land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife, endless plains, and vital rivers. This vast protected landscape is one of the world’s richest wildlife sanctuaries. Ashnil Mara Lodge – 4 nights (FB,L,D)
Each day in the Mara will provide new opportunities to observe the richness and diversity of this unique wildlife area. You will visit the Mara River, known for its enormous crocodiles that lay in wait for a wildebeest or zebra to cross over to the other side. Over 450 species of birds call the Mara home and mammals move freely throughout the vast area, creating a constantly changing wildlife landscape. Optional morning and afternoon game drives are offered each day. Included one day is a visit to a Maasai village and a local school where you can interact with the Maasai people who proudly welcome you to their homes. A special event is planned for your last night on safari. (3FB,3L,3D)
After breakfast, take a short flight to Nairobi and return to the Serena Hotel in time for lunch at your leisure. Relax in your own “day” room, have a facial at the hotel spa, dine and relax by the pool as you prepare to say good-bye to Kenya. Depart Nairobi on a late evening direct flight to London. Nairobi Serena Hotel Day Room (FB)
After an early morning arrival in London, have time to stretch your legs before departing on your flight home.
Featuring Tioga Pass and Bodie State Historical Park
Featuring covered, reserved seating for the Grand Floral Parade
First offered as a holiday excursion in 2013, it has been often requested by our Christmas crowd ever since, so we are pleased to bring A Coos Bay Christmas back for a return engagement.
This is an all-coach trip. Travel north to Ashland/Medford the first day. There’s a lunch break in Redding and tonight you’ll partake in the annual Christmas Feast at the Winchester Inn. The six-course meal comes with carolers and costumed staff.
The next morning (Christmas Eve), before departing for the coast, make an early morning visit to Harry & David’s. As is our Christmas shopping tradition, we have negotiated a little gift card to get you started on your expedition. Travel to the coast, stopping in Bandon at Washed Ashore, a most unique place that makes art out of ocean trash. At Cranberry Sweets, your sponsored-shopping activities continue. Finish the day at The Mill Casino/Hotel in Coos Bay. Dinner tonight is a Crab Fest (other options available), as the Dungeness season will have just started.
Christmas Day brings our legendary White Elephant Gift Exchange, an ecological tour of the area and a visit to Shore Acres State Park. Not only is there an interesting story, there is a wonderful display of Christmas lights. A holiday feast is planned.
The trip home takes you down the Oregon Coast, with shopping stops at Misty Meadows Jams and the House of Myrtlewood. Spend the night in Eureka and head home through the redwoods.
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