Explore Kenya | Escorted Ladies Tour
Attention, fearless females! It’s time to take a walk on the wild side on this all ladies escorted safari in Kenya!
The expert team at Bench Africa has curated an exclusive small group tour with women in mind – an immersive 10-day safari escape incorporating wildlife, culture and adventure, and welcoming women of all ages. What's more, there's no single supplement for anyone travelling solo!
Immerse yourself in 10 days of wildlife on this classic Kenya safari. Travel by rail to Tsavo East National Park to witness ochre-red elephants in their herds. Experience vast savannahs against the quintessential backdrop of Kilimanjaro in Amboseli, the spectacular scenery and birdlife of Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru and the iconic Masai Mara – one of the most wildlife-rich safari areas in Africa.
Your Fly & Tour Package Includes:
- $2500 flight credit per person
- 9 night Explore Kenya – Escorted Ladies Tour with Bench Africa, Nairobi return
- Hotel/Game Lodge/Tented Camp Accommodation
- 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches & 8 Dinners
- 4X4 Vehicle
- Scheduled Train Trip
- English Speaking Driver
- English Speaking Female Guide
- Game Drives
- Game Walks
- Cooking Class
- Bead Work Lesson
Pricing is based on single occupancy for travel 03-12 June 2024
No single supplement!
Alternative departures available, seasonal surcharges apply
- Travel by rail to Tsavo East National Park to witness large herds of ochre-red elephants
- Experience vast savannahs against the quintessential backdrop of Amboseli’s Kilimanjaro
- Enjoy the spectacular scenery and birdlife of Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru
- Journey to the famed Masai Mara – one of Africa’s most wildlife-rich safari regions
- Travelling with women on a safari offers a unique opportunity to connect with other adventurous, passionate travellers while experiencing Africa's incredible wildlife and landscapes. With a female guide, you'll have the chance to gain new insights into local culture and traditions and travelling with women can create a sense of camaraderie and support that enhances the entire experience. Whether watching a stunning sunset over the savannah or sharing stories around the campfire, you'll create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
- So whether you're a solo traveller looking for new connections or a group of friends seeking an unforgettable adventure, consider joining us on this female-led safari. You'll create memories and experiences that will stay with you forever.
Day 1 – Nairobi
On arrival at Nairobi Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel (approximately 17 KM / 0.5 – 1 hour).
The guide that will be accompanying you on your Kenya tour will meet you at the hotel this evening to introduce herself and provide a rundown of the scheduled and be available for any questions you may have.
Your guide for the tour is Marriette Ngome – van der Velde.
“My name is Marriette van der Velde, originally from Netherlands, but living in Kenya for the last 7 and a half years.
Married to a Kenyan, mother of 2 + 2 bonus-children, as I like to call them, I can say I am a happy, busy, life-enjoying lady.
In my life I always loved working in hospitality, be it in a restaurant or tourism. In Kenya I started organising small tours for friends and family when they were visiting, and everytime I fell more and more in love with this country and its nature. I started connecting with travelers through online travel forums, organising safari-routes and excursions for them. But I was missing something. I love sharing my passion with guests, as well as I love giving them a great experience by myself, that is when I decided to start working for Southern Cross as a tourleader, so that I could go with the guests and make sure their trip would be a trip to never forget again.”
Accommodation: 1 night Sarova Stanley Hotel or similar.
Day 2 - Tsavo East National Park
An early start means that you will collect a breakfast pack from the hotel before being met at and transferred to Nairobi Train Station to start your journey to Tsavo East departing at 08h00 to Voi Train Station. At 12h05 you will be collected from Voi Train Station by a Southern Cross Safaris vehicle to begin your game drive in Tsavo East National Park enroute to Satao Camp. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Tsavo East National Park ending with a sundowner. (BLD)
Kenya Railway Journeys – Please be aware that there is limited assistance on the Kenya Railway for boarding, disembarking or help with luggage. At both Nairobi and Mombasa boarding is level, directly from platform to carriage, but at the country stops you are required to navigate narrow stairs down to the platform and can be tricky with baggage. Seating is reserved and a valid passport is required to book the service and you will need to show your identification when entering the main train stations prior to departing. The train is kept clean during the journey and you are welcome to take food and non-alcoholic beverages on board with you but there is a dining car for first class passengers to purchase refreshments.
Accommodation: 2 nights Satao Camp.
Day 3 - Tsavo East National Park
Enjoy a day of game drives in the Tsavo East National Park. (BLD)
Day 4 - Elerai Conservancy
After breakfast you will drive to the Tsavo West National Park with a game drive enroute. You will visit Mzima Springs and continue to Kilaguni Serena Lodge for lunch. After lunch you will drive to the Elerai Conservancy (approximately 350 KM / 6 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 2 nights Elerai Camp (or similar).
Day 5 - Amboseli National Park
Enjoy a full day in the Amboseli National Park with a picnic lunch. (BLD)
Day 6 - Lake Naivasha
Enjoy an early breakfast before driving via Nairobi to Lake Naivasha. After lunch relax by the swimming pool or enjoy a boat ride on the lake (at own expense) (approximately 350 KM / 6.5 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 1 night Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
Day 7 - Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast you will drive past the extinct Volcano of Mt Longonot and Suswa into the homelands of the Masai. The Masai Mara located on Kenya’s southern border with Tanzania, constitutes the northern stretch of the Serengeti and has the richest concentration of animals in Kenya. After lunch at the Mara Sarova Game Camp you will have the opportunity to observe the unique world of the Masai Mara (approximately 250 KM / 5 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 2 nights Mara Sarova Game Camp.
Day 8 - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Enjoy an early morning game drive before breakfast. After breakfast you will visit a Masai village for a bead lesson with the Masai ladies. You will return to Sarova Mara Camp for lunch. This afternoon enjoy a cooking class. (BLD)
Day 9 - Lake Nakuru National Park
Today your journey will take you straight to Lake Nakuru. The park boasts a good number of rhinos as well as a large population of leopards. Enjoy lunch at your lodge followed by an afternoon game drive in the park (approximately 350 KM / 8 hours). (BLD)
Accommodation: 1 night Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (or similar).
Day 10 - End of Classic Kenya Safari
Your day will start with an early morning game drive through the Lake Nakuru National Park. After breakfast at the Lodge you will drive to Nairobi and end of safari (approximately 184 KM / 3 hours). (B)
Terms & Conditions
Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 30 October 2023 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.