Your Holiday Itinerary - The Plains of Africa

Day 1: Nairobi

Your tour starts in Nairobi.

Day 2: Nairobi - Aberdare National Park

Today you set off for the mountainous region of Aberdare National Park. Keep an eye out for the giraffes that welcome you to the lodge. The afternoon is at leisure.

Day 3: Aberdare National Park - Buffalo Springs Reserve - Shaba National Reserve

Journey to Shaba National Reserve, home to some of Africa’s most exotic wildlife including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra. After lunch, it’s on to Buffalo Springs to take a game drive to begin your search for the “Big 5.” Tonight, learn about the culture and traditions of the Samburu.

Day 4: Shaba Reserve - Samburu National Reserve

Today you’ll take a morning game drive through the rugged Samburu National Reserve and look out for African wildlife. After lunch at the lodge, continue on an afternoon game drive in Shaba. Watch for the spectacular local birds as over 350 species of birds are known to inhabit the reserve. Your day comes to a close on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro River. Sit back and relax as the sun sets on the horizon, and enjoy a traditional Sundowner

Day 5: Shaba - Aberdare National Park

Return to Aberdare for an unforgettable experience in a treetop lodge. Your lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife all night long. You’ll have the opportunity to observe the wildlife from the four viewing decks which are ideal for game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. Sit back and let the animals come to you!

Day 6: Aberdare National Park - Lake Nakuru

This morning, drive past the mountains via the spectacular Nyahururu waterfalls, then make a photo stop at the Equator before arriving at Great Rift Valley. Continue your search for the “Big Five” during your time at Lake Nakuru.

Day 7: Lake Nakuru

After your morning game drive, savour a traditional breakfast in the bush. Your exciting afternoon game drive returns to the lodge before sunset.

Day 8: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve

This morning you’ll travel to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The Maasai Mara – an extension of the great Serengeti Plain – is considered the most stunning game viewing spot in all of Kenya. Your tent provides all the deluxe amenities of a lodge, complete with the adventure of the wild. Visit a Maasai village prior to your game drive. Tonight, enjoy a traditional bush dinner featuring a Maasai dance performance.

Day 9: Masai Mara

Further enjoy the Maasai Mara with both morning and afternoon game drives. Stop along the way and enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to your hotel to catch the sunset.

Day 10: Masai Mara - Nairobi

After breakfast, travel to Karen and visit the farmhouse of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. This afternoon, visit the Giraffe Sanctuary and feed the endangered Rothschild giraffes.

Day 11: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

Today travel to Amboseli National Park for its open plains where lions and elephants roam and the breath-taking snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro dominates the landscape. Enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Day 12: Amboseli

Explore Amboseli further with two game drives.

Day 13: Nairobi

Your tour ends in Nairobi where a day room has been reserved for you to freshen up.

Departure Dates 2018/19 The Plains of Africa (13 Days) - 7% discount on all dates

Collette brochure price from £2804

Travel 55 discount price from £2608

Telephone Collette Holidays on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 code NYC2

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices only and do not include flights. To check the latest up to date tour prices and to check availability call Collette reservations on 0800 804 8700. Don't forget to quote the Travel 55 code NYC2 to receive your 7% discount that is availably on all Collette tours.

January 26 - 2018

June 15, 22, 29

November 2, 5, 16

February 9, 23

July 6, 13, 20, 27

December 17

March 9, 16

August 3, 10, 17

January 18, 25 - 2019

April 6, 20

August 24, 31

February 8, 15

May 18, 25

September 7, 14, 21

March 1, 8

June 1, 8, 11

October 12, 15, 19, 26

April 12, 19

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates are subject to availability. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking.

NOTE: • On some dates alternate hotels may be used. • Highest elevation is 7,800 feet. • Due to tour scheduling, return flights should not be scheduled prior to 9:00 p.m. • An eVisa is required for Kenya at a cost of approximately £80 GBP including handling fees. • Each guest is responsible for proper documentation and inoculations that may be required and/or recommended to participate on this tour. Please contact your local travel clinic • Soft duffel bag luggage is required for this tour with maximum weight of 15 Kgs.

The Plains of Africa

13 Day Holidays - 7% Discount

Prices from only £2608

Explore the scenic vistas and magnificent wildlife of Kenya. Discover the culture and natural wonders as well as safari game drives in search of the “Big 5”. You’ll also visit the Rothschild Giraffe Sanctuary and stay inside the beautiful Masai Mara game reserve. During your exploration, discover the thriving culture and natural wonders that make this one of the most popular African countries to visit

This exciting The Plains of Africa holiday comes with a 7% discount saving. To book this wonderful once in a lifetime tour call Collette Holidays direct on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 ref: NYC2.

Tour Highlights - The Plains of Africa

  • Experience 11 included game drives in search of the “Big Five”
  • Learn about the traditions of the Maasai people
  • Feed Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Sanctuary
  • View wildlife up-close from your treetop lodge, The Ark

What's Included In Your Tour

  • MEALS: 33 meals (12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches & 10 Dinners)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi. Aberdare Country Club, Nyeri. Sarova Shaba Lodge, Shaba Reserve. The Ark Hotel, Nyeri. Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Lake Nakuru. Sarova Mara Camp, Maasai Mara. Ol Tukai Lodge, Amboseli.


  • Complimentary Private Airport Transfers*
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • Services of local expert guides
  • Luggage porterage throughout the tour
  • Complimentary WIFI on tour
  • TRANSPORT: Coach and 4x4 vehicle
  • GROUP SIZE: Max. 24
  • SOLO TRAVELLERS: From £3,144

Traveling in style

At Collette, we believe your holiday starts as soon as you leave your front door. So, when you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, you’ll be able to start your holiday in style with our exclusive private door to door service. Getting to the airport can often be one of the most stressful parts of your holiday, but don’t worry, we have it all in hand.

Bon Voyage

Your driver will collect you from your home and take you directly to your chosen UK departure airport. Your driver has access to the latest satellite navigation technology, to ensure that you have the most convenient, traffic free journey to the airport. Your transfer is
exclusively for you and no one else!

Welcome Home

When you return from your holiday, your driver will meet you as you come through into the arrivals hall after you have collected your luggage. You will then be whisked away from the airport and taken straight back home, without any diversions, in the comfort you have been accustomed to on your Collette tour.

Your Preference

If you prefer to drive yourself to the airport, you could take advantage of our complimentary hotel stay and airport parking at the airport of your choice. If you have an early morning flight, or you could extend your holiday for an extra night if you have a later flight back. Just let us know your preference at time of booking.

Booking flights is easy

...and we can be as flexible as you need to be. We can organise fl ights from most of the UK’s regional airports, with our preferred airline partners. We can advise you on the best airlines for each tour and the best routes, and you can choose who you’d prefer to travel with. We’ll fi nd the best price for you based on your chosen departure date and local airport.

More Convenient

From Exeter to Inverness, we can fly you from your local airport to join our tours around the world minimising the need to travel to London. Let us find the best priced and most convenient fl ight for your holiday choice and your UK location.

More Comfort

We can also organise to upgrade your flight to premium economy, business or first class and arrive refreshed and ready for an adventure. We have great partnerships with many airlines and often have access to exclusive flight upgrade fares. Just let us know your preference at time of booking, and we will find the best priced flight for you.

More Peace of Mind

When you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, if your tour itinerary changes for any reason, or the flight schedule changes, we will manage all the changes for you. Your holiday will also be fully bonded under our ATOL licence giving you full protection for your holiday. If you choose to book your own flight, if anything does change you’ll be liable for any flight changes required.


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