A special offer for a safari to Kenya’s lakes and premier game reserves, the Mara and Amboseli following the 2020 Amboseli elephant baby boom
27 April 2021
Nairobi - 1 night
Amboseli National Park - 2 nights
Lake Elementaita - 1 night
Masai Mara - 2 nights
2021 is a good time for Kenya for two good reasons: firstly visitor numbers have fallen and the country needs tourism to support its people and its animals; secondly it is an amazing country and currently not crowded with visitors with 2021 likely to remain quiet for improved game viewing. Jules Verne would like to play their part by offering to our regular travellers first option for an exceptional tariff including two of Kenya’s best game reserves.
Amboseli National Park is a green swampland at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest Mountain in Africa which is fed by the ancient volcano’s underground streams and dotted with acacia trees and expanses of seasonal green or dry plains. The park has a large concentration of wildlife, particularly in the dry season (Jul-Oct). There are thousands of elephants, including some of the largest in Africa and 2020 has seen a baby boom due to good rains and less visitors; catch sight of buffalo and lions in the open savannah, rolling hills and swamplands. Other wildlife inhabiting the grasslands includes cheetah, rhino, waterbuck, zebra and warthog.
‘The Mara’ is a Big Five reserve and a Big Cat haunt. Along with the incredible sights of thousands of animals is a virtually unrivalled variety of birdlife. It will be quieter and best value in early 2021, the green season when most young animals are born, but it might also be a year to pay a bit more to visit Kenya’s greatest game reserve, the Masai Mara in the period of the world’s greatest natural spectacle, the Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti (normally August to September), the promise of rain and fresh life giving grass in the north brings more than 1 million Wildebeest together as they pour across the border into the Mara). Home to thousands of animals, the Masai Mara game drives are a real highlight.
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Guaranteed Window Seat
New Special Offer
No Single Supplement
Solo Group Departure
UNESCO Site: Great Rift Valley
Small Group Size: 2 - 4
Day 1 Fly direct from Heathrow to Nairobi. Overnight at the Tamarind Tree hotel.
Day 2 Travel to Amboseli National Park (4 hrs) for two nights at Amboseli Sopa Lodge. Afternoon at leisure or enjoy an optional game drive in Amboseli National Park (£40 Apr-Jun; £65 Jul-Nov pre-bookable). (B, L, D)
Day 3 Full-day game drive in Amboseli National Park offering stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro with opportunities to see elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo and more. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Drive to Lake Elementaita (6 hrs) for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Optional visit to Lake Nakuru National Park for an evening game drive (£40 Apr-Jun; £65 Jul-Nov pre-bookable). Overnight at Sentrim Elementaita Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Travel to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve situated in the south-eastern corner of Kenya via the stunning Great Rift Valley (6 hrs). Enjoy an afternoon game drive through the reserve. Stay at Azure Mara Haven for two nights. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Full-day game drive in search for the myriad wildlife that make the Mara their home. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Enjoy your last early morning game drive before heading to Nairobi (7 hrs) for dinner and the flight home. (B, D)
Some travel is on unmade, bumpy roads and it may be necessary to ‘climb’ into the safari vehicle.
1 x 6 seater safari minibus exclusive to Jules Verne for a maximum of 4 guests.
This modern and centrally located hotel offers easy access to all parts of the city. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 160 air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer.
This rustic lodge in Masai style is set in wooded gardens adjoining Amboseli National Park with views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Restaurant, lounge, terrace, bars including Hemingway’s Bar with 360 degree views, shop and pool. 83 rooms with mosquito nets, private facilities and hair dryer.
A new lodge Located in a tranquil surrounding and on the shores of Lake Elementaita. Restaurant, bar, shop, pool and WiFi (free). 84 rooms with private facilities, tea/coffee making facility, mini-fridge, safe and TV.
Surrounded by spectacular views of the endless savannah with abundant wildlife, this property is located along the banks of River Talek at the edge of the Mara. Restaurant, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 30 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, tea/coffee making facility, minibar and safe.
per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow
27 April 2021
Supplements per person
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
2021: Apr 6, May 18, Jun 22
Solo Group Departures
(No Single Supplement)
2021: Apr 27
Single Supplement £325
(Nov £225; Apr-Jun £125)
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £495
British Airways Club World from £1895
Afternoon Game Drive (Amboseli National Park) £40 (Apr-Jun); £65 (Jul-Nov)
Evening Game Drive (Lake Nakuru National Park) £40 (Apr-Jun); £65 (Jul-Nov)
Add £175 per person (2 people)
Add £75 per person (3 people)
No Privately Guided supplement for 4-6 people
Arrival transfer add £35
Departure transfer with group included
Air travel and taxes, park entry fees, transfers, 6 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, visa procurement fee, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
Please complete this form and a member of our sales department will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your booking and take payment. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm