Travel to Kenya and encounter untamed African animals on early morning and afternoon game drives.
About Your Trip
Discover what being a DreamTrips™ Member is all about on this Welcome DreamTrip to Kenya. On your morning game drive in Tsavo West National Park, encounter free-roaming wildlife that lives on this vast nature reserve, including the “Big Five” — buffalos, elephants, leopard, lions and rhinos. Explore the Mzima Springs where hippos gather to drink from the crystal-clear water. Discover the large Shetani Lava Flow formed by a volcanic eruption only a few hundred years ago. Later in the day, you’ll start your second game drive, this time in the late afternoon for a different perspective of the landscape.
What we love: • One of the largest rhino sanctuaries in Africa is found at the Tsavo West National Park. • An underwater viewing gallery at Mzima Springs lets visitors see the hippos in action. • The Leviathan Cave within the Chyulu Hills is considered to be one of the longest lava tubes in the world.
• 3 days and 2 nights in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya. • 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners. • Morning game drive; includes transportation. • Afternoon game drive; includes transportation. • An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.
Given its abundance of natural attractions, from parks and mountains to beaches, Kenya has become a popular destination. Taveta is located approximately halfway between Nairobi and Mombasa, close to the Tanzanian border and within the Tsavo West National Park. Nearby Mount Kilimanjaro, vast grassy plains and volcanic hills make this town an ideal starting point for adventurers of all kinds. Kayak on the tranquil waters of Lake Chala, a crater lake fed by the mountain’s melting snow. Or, hike on the nature trails at the Chyulu Hills surrounded by grassland and endless sky. For a change of scenery, visit the busy market in town.
Check into the hotel any time after noon. 2-5 p.m.: Welcome table in the lobby. 6-7 p.m.: Welcome reception with snacks and alcoholic/nonalcoholic drinks. 7-9:30 p.m.: Welcome buffet dinner in the main restaurant.
7-9:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast in the main restaurant. 7-10:30 a.m.: Morning game drive, includes visits to Mzima Springs and Shetani Lava Flow; includes transportation. Free time at your leisure. 3-6 p.m.: Afternoon game drive to areas not visited during the morning game drive; includes transportation. 7-9:30 p.m.: Buffet dinner in the main restaurant.
7-9:30 a.m.: Buffet breakfast in the main restaurant. Check out of the hotel by 10 a.m.
Family-friendly Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge is located in the Tsavo West National Park, a popular place in Africa for safari-goers. A stone exterior and thatched roofs give it a distinctly Kenyan look. From the terrace, guests enjoy not only views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Chyulu Hills, but also the lodge’s own waterhole where elephants, buffalo and other game gather.
Featured hotel amenities: • 1 outdoor pool. • Beauty therapy and massage services. • 1 restaurant and 1 bar/lounge. • Complimentary parking.
Standard Room accommodations with 1 queen or 2 twin beds. • Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. • Ceiling fan. • Forex. • 24-hour, on-call medical services. • 240V/3-pin (square) sockets. • Minibar (consumption at an additional cost). • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
Check-in: noon. Check-out: 10 a.m. Minimum check-in age is 18.
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge Tsavo West National Park, Taveta, Kenya
Adult and children’s pricing may vary depending on the travel date. Click on BOOK IT to see detailed pricing information.
We base children’s pricing on their age at the time of travel. Their reservation has to be booked and paid for in order for you to check them in.
Please remember to book a reservation for everyone you’re bringing along on your DreamTrip before you travel. Otherwise, they’ll be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.
Gratuities are not included.
The average daytime temperature in central Kenya is 70-78 degrees Fahrenheit (21-26 degrees Celsius). It is generally dry during the month of August.
What to Bring: • Zippered rucksack (backpack). • Warm pullover or lightweight fleece. • Windproof/waterproof jacket. • Walking boots or shoes. • Long-sleeved shirt and long trousers. • Sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen and lip balm. • Insect repellent. • Camera and binoculars. • Guide books and travel literature. • Light reading. • Mobile phone charger.
Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.
Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel, as they’re not included in the trip price.
The distance from the airport to the hotel is approximately 296 kilometers (184 miles).
Cancellation Policy: Once booked, this trip is non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable. No cancellation or amendment is allowed.
Name Change Policy: If you change any name(s) on your booking 30 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll be charged a fee of US$50 per name change. Name changes are not permitted within 30 days of the start date of your trip.
Welcome DreamTrip Eligibility Policy: The new member rate is available for members that book within 90 days of joining the DreamTrips™ community. Members not in that window can book a Welcome DreamTrip for the higher, existing member rate, which can be viewed in the drop-down menu. If you book your Welcome DreamTrip at the new member rate but are outside of your 90-day window of eligibility, we will email you to collect the difference between the new member rate and the member rate. You must pay the difference within 72 hours or your reservation will be canceled.
Members can’t combine DreamTrips™ Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process. Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.
At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.
Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
As always, make sure that your passport/visa is up-to-date before you leave! It’s very important to double check that you have all the necessary identification required for the specific country you’re traveling to. Keep in mind that many countries require passports and/or visas to be valid for a minimum of six months after the end date of the trip.
Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.
Members with additional people in room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.
Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on two adults per room.
Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.