Kenya Safari

May 16 – 23, 2024

$3599 per person, double occupancy





Explore the Natural and Cultural Beauty of Kenya

Soak in the spectacle of Kenya’s vast plains and wild grasslands on an eight-day Premium adventure. Get among the massive herds and their predators from the comfort of four-wheel drive Landcruisers, with an expert local leader at the helm. From Nairobi, travel to the waters of lakes Naivasha and Nakuru, then take in quintessential Africa in the Masai Mara, filled with spectacular landscapes and rich wildlife. Meet Maasai warriors and learn about their way of life during a visit to a traditional village. With cultural experiences and magnificent wildlife right on your doorstep, it’s easy to fall in love with this enchanting corner of the world.

Day 1 | May 16, 2024 | Nairobi, Kenya
Welcome to Kenya! Your adventure begins in the capital city, Nairobi. You will be collected from the airport for a short transfer to your hotel, where you will meet your local leader and small group for a 6pm welcome meeting.
Nairobi Serena Hotel for overnight in Deluxe Rooms on bed and breakfast basis (1 night)


Day 2 | May 17, 2024 | Ol Pejeta Conservancy – 4.5 hour transfer
After breakfast transfer to Sweetwaters Serena Camp located in a private conservancy with a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any of Kenya’s national parks making this camp one of the most exclusive tented safari camps in Kenya. A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Serena Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and Kenyan safari luxury. The tents are spacious with exquisite design and furnishings complemented by fantastic views of Mount Kenya. All tents come complete with modern amenities including an ensuite bathroom, WIFI connectivity and safes.

Africa’s most iconic species hunt, graze, breed and fight for survival on the plains of Ol Pejeta every day, in an ecosystem that has the highest densities of wildlife in Kenya outside of the Maasai Mara. Using the latest technology to monitor species populations, and smart fencing techniques that allow free movement of migratory wildlife, Ol Pejeta prides itself on being at the cutting edge of conservation innovation. As the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, Ol Pejeta is also safeguarding some of the most vulnerable wildlife in the world, and advocating for change.

Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Camp. Accommodation will be in a standard tent. Upgrade to a Morani tent is possible on a limited basis. Cost is $190 per person double and $380 per person single. (2 nights)

Day 3 | May 18, 2024 | Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy including a visit to the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Day 4 | May 19, 2024 | Lake Nakuru National Reserve – 4 hour game drive/transfer
This morning you will visit Lake Nakuru National Park by four-wheel drive vehicle (4×4) – the park’s lake is its stunning centrepiece. Mornings can be cold here so it’s important to bring warm clothes. You might see why this great soda lake has been described as the world’s greatest ornithological spectacle; great seas of flamingos often turn the landscape a sweeping shade of pink. Flooding in recent years has unfortunately caused a decline in birdlife, however the park boasts substantial numbers of other species, including waterbuck, reedbuck and gazelle. Leopards are also to be found here, and the chances of sighting one are significant. Return to the lodge and take some time out for lunch, then head back out for another afternoon game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for one of Africa’s most endangered creatures, the elusive black rhinoceros. While white rhino sightings are fairly common, spotting a black rhinoceros is a real treat. 
Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge in Standard Rooms on full board basis  (1 night)

Day 5 | May 20, 2024 | Masai Mara National Reserve – 4.5 hour transfer
Head southwest to the Masai Mara, one of the finest game reserves in Africa. Cross the Great Rift Valley and pass by the remote region of Loita Hills, home of the Maasai people. This is one of few places where they still practice their traditional way of life with little influence from the western world. Stop at Tepesua Village where you’ll be welcomed by Maasai Warriors through traditional song and dance. Meet your Maasai hosts, take a walk to the community village and enjoy a fascinating talk full of insights into this ancient culture. The village offers support, safety and economic growth through the ‘Tepesua Widows Income Project’, where widowed women sew eco-friendly handicrafts to sell to visitors and locals. Learn about village life and be shown around a traditional Maasai home and cattle enclosure. Move on to Mara Serena Lodge, your Feature Stay accommodation for the next three nights. Here you can watch blazing sunsets and share stories over the bonfire – or cocktails in the plush lounge area – before retiring to your luxury digs. Rooms feature ensuite bathrooms, large, comfortable beds and private verandas offering fabulous views of the plains.
Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge in Standard Rooms on full board basis  (3 nights)


Day 6 | May 21, 2024 | Masai Mara National Reserve
Explore more of the park by 4×4 today with further game drives in the morning and afternoon. Witness the wonderful procession of wildlife that inhabits the area. Wildebeest, zebra and gazelle are plentiful, and you might even spot predators keeping a casual eye on their movements. Elephants, giraffes and elands are also commonly sighted, along with plenty of bird life. The area is known for its rolling green plains and riverine woodlands, and amongst the many species of game, a black-maned lion, leopard or cheetah might appear, with some luck. As the sun starts to set, stop and take a moment to soak it all in with a drink in hand – there’s few better ways to wrap up a day of wildlife spotting in one of the world’s most magical places. As dusk falls, a variety of animals might be visible in the vicinity of your camp also.

Day 7 | May 22, 2024 | Masai Mara National Reserve
The morning is yours to do as you wish. You may like to sit back with a cup of coffee on your private deck, keeping an eye out for animals in the reserve, or forgo a sleep-in in favour of an early morning game drive or walking safari. If you’d like to see the Masai Mara from a different perspective, an optional sunrise hot air balloon ride is a truly memorable experience. Balloon rides can be booked ahead of time or on the ground (subject to availability) and the suppliers are committed conservationists, with a portion of the profits from every flight going straight to worthy conservation projects within the park. You will be collected before dawn and glide through the sunrise, sometimes at tree height, making the most of the amazing photo opportunities. Sometimes you’ll ascend to get an overview of the enormity of the Masai Mara plains and the early-morning movements of the teeming herds. In the afternoon, regroup for another exciting 4×4 game drive in the park.

Day 8 | May 23, 2024 | Nairobi
Say goodbye to the Masai Mara and return to Nairobi. You can expect to arrive in the late afternoon, at which point your adventure will come to an end. Please do not book any international flights departing from Nairobi International Airport before 8pm this evening to allow for any unexpected delays. If you would like to extend your stay in Nairobi, additional accommodation can be booked in advance (subject to availability).



$3599 Per Person Double Occupancy

$4199 Per Person Single Occupancy



Meet and greet services (NBO Airside by Tradewinds Day 01)
Nairobi transfers as specified on private basis in safari minibus or coach
All transport for safari sectors will be in 4×4 vehicles with services of an experienced English-speaking driver-guide on private basis
Game drives and activities as specified in the itinerary
All accommodation and meals as specified
All park fees and government taxes
Filtered water will be provided in our safari vehicles
ARP Branded reusable water bottles
Accommodation (Nairobi Serena, Sweetwaters, Sarova Lion Hill & Mara Serena)
Meals as specified



AIRFARE (please call for help booking airfare)
Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation Cover (East Africa)
Passport and visa fees
COVID-19 testing and certification fees if required
Hot air balloon safaris (additional $525pp)
Driver-guide gratuities
Dining rooms tips and porterage
Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
Drinks (except where specified)
Laundry (except where specified)
Telephone bills and any items of a personal nature
Optional upgrade to Morani Tent at Sweetwaters – $190 per person – double, $380 – single

2 Night Dubai Pre-Stay $739pp

· 2 night accommodation at the 5 Star Kempinski Hotel Mall of Emirites
· 13 May 2024: Depart DFW
· 14 May 2024: Arrival Transfer from Dubai Airport to Hotel with Services of an English Speaking Representative
· 15 May 2024: Full Day Dubai Tour with English Speaking Guide, Abra Ride & Burj Khalifa Level 124
· 16 May 2024: Departure Transfer from Dubai Hotel to Dubai Airport with Services of an English Speaking Representative
· All present applicable government taxes

*$300 deposit  due with booking. If cancelled by Jan 10, 2024, a $150 fee is assessed. If canceled after Jan 10, 2024, payment is non-refundable.*


The deposit amount is $1100 per person.  Deposit amount for the optional Dubai pre-stay is $300 per person.

To reserve space, call Sharon Carr Travel 1/800-648-4856. Deposits can be mailed and reservations will be held for 1 week. Prices are based by paying with check or Zelle. Payments by credit card at 5% higher. We accept AX, MC and Visa. Final payment is required by Jan 10, 2024. Payments for air and additional hotel stays are due after reserved.

Final Payment is due January 10, 2024.

Africa now requires that all travelers have insurance. We will provide a quote after deposit.  Please read the quote carefully and email [email protected] to purchase.

If cancelled before Jan 10, 2024, a fee of $800 per person is assessed. If optional Dubai pre-stay is cancelled by Jan 10, 2024, a fee of $150 per person is assessed. If cancelled on or after Jan 10, 2024 package is totally non refundable for any reason. Air and pre/post hotels/packages are totally non refundable after reservations are made and payments are collected.

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NOTE TO TRAVELER: The traveler assumes and understands that there is a risk involved with travel and travel activities and/or excursions. The traveler is responsible for reading and abiding by all Health and Safety protocols of the vendor & the destination prior to travel, has reviewed the travel itinerary for accuracy, has been advised of all applicable fees imposed by Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House Travel and the suppliers, and has been offered the option of purchasing trip cancellation/interruption insurance. The traveler also understands that discounted fares and vacation packages typically involve restrictions and that changing any aspect of any travel arrangements may result in the payment of additional money.


Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year. The most practical items to pack are:

  • Khaki, brown, white and beige colors. ABSOLUTELY NO BRIGHT COLORS!
  • Light cotton tops and cotton trousers/shorts in summer.
  • Long sleeved blouses/shirts for game drives. They will protect you from the sun. Safari trousers for evenings and cooler days.
  • Fleece or sweater and a jacket for game drives.
  • Swimwear.
  • A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • The roads between Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti are notoriously bad, and a good travel tip for the ladies is to pack a sports bra.
  • The weather in Ngorongoro Crater is generally moderate and temperate,
  • The crater’s unique positioning and the permanent sources of water and grassland available on its floor means that – unlike most other African destinations – the weather doesn’t affect game viewing.


We will need a copy of the inside of your passport. Please understand that vendors are very strict with regard to cancellation. No exceptions can be made.


Passport must be valid 6 months after return date. Names on travel documents must match the name on your passport. If you are not an American Citizen, you are responsible to have proper documentation to enter another country. Failure to provide proper documentation could result in denied boarding. We will provide information on how to acquire the visa.

United States of America passport holders require a visa for Kenya. Contact the Kenya High Commission in Washington, DC:
Tel: (202) 387-6101 Website:

Visa fees are US$50.00 for Single Entry, US$100.00 for Multiple Entry and US$20.00 for a Transit Visa. Cash must be EXACT cash as no change is provided and must be in US bills printed after 2004

It is required that you obtain Anti-Malaria medication before entering East Africa. Please consult your physician or travel clinic for advice on which prophylactic to take.

Vaccination against yellow fever is required if arriving in Kenya within 6 days after leaving or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission, including Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. If continuing your travel to South Africa or Tanzania after visiting Kenya you will require a yellow fever vaccination for entry into those countries as well. Children under 12 months of age and people in transit not leaving the airport in the countries with risk of transmission are exempt from yellow fever vaccination.

As of this writing, proof of Covid-19 vaccination is not required. (Requirement subject to change.)

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