KENYA WILDLIFE SAFARI

KENYA WILDLIFE SAFARI
6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS

DAY 1:
JANUARY – JULY 2018
NAIROBI – MOUNT KENYA (Approximately 3 ½ hours drive)
After breakfast, we travel past Karatina and drive to your lodge for check in. Your tree Lodge Nestled deep in Mount Kenya National Park, this world-renowned rustic treehouse is dedicated to game viewing. Tonight observe game as they come to the lodge’s flood-lit waterhole to drink water. Dinner and overnight stay at Serena Mountain Lodge (D) http://www.serenahotels.com/serenamountainlodge/default-en.html

DAY 2:
JANUARY – JULY 2018
MOUNT KENYA – OLPEJETA (Approximately 2 hours drive)
After breakfast, depart for the shoulders of Mt. Kenya, drive through rich farmlands where coffee is grown among other crops enjoy the scenery as you explore the great rift valley on your drive to arrive at Sweetwaters for lunch at your camp. Later on, proceed with an afternoon 1500hrs game drive at the conservancy which is nestled between Mt. Kenya to the east and the Aberdares Mountains to the west. Your tents are adjacent to a waterhole, which provides for a constant procession of animals taking their turn at the precious resource. The conservancy boasts a plethora of wildlife – over 400 species of birds, lion, elephant, rhino and cheetah among others. Dinner and overnight at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp (B/L/D) http://www.serenahotels.com/serenasweetwaters/default-en.html

DAY 3:
JANUARY – JULY 2018
OLPEJETA – LAKE ELEMENTAITA (Approximately 4 hours drive)
After breakfast, proceed to Lake Elementaita in the Rift Valley Region. From the North to the South of Kenya the valley is lined with a series of freshwater and soda based volcanic lakes. Arrive, check-in your Camp and have lunch. Enjoy an afternoon 1600hrs game drive in Soysambu Conservancy. Dinner and overnight at Lake Elementaita Serena Camp (B/L/D) http://www.serenahotels.com/serenaelmenteita/default-en.html Soysambu is a 48,000 acre Wildlife Conservancy, also a RAMSAR site – a wetland of international importance. The alkaline lake’s rocky islands are the only East African nesting site for great white pelicans, while its algae and plankton provides food for vast flocks of flamingos and a multitude of other waterfowl, many of them rare. The Conservancy protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. Rothschild giraffes have found a safe haven for breeding here, while a diverse variety of terrain shelters many species – from herds of giant elands to tiny dik-diks and cliff-dwelling klipspringers. Night game-drives offer a unique opportunity to spot nocturnal creatures including the curious-looking aardvark and elusive leopard.

DAY 4:
JANUARY – JULY 2018
LAKE ELEMENTAITA – MASAI MARA (Approximately 7 hours drive)
After breakfast, depart for the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Arrive at your lodge for check-in and have lunch. The lodge blends in perfectly with its surrounding hillside landscape. The accent here is on the Masai people and the wealth of wildlife, birdlife, and natural flora to be found in the fabled Masai Mara Game Reserve. Enjoy an afternoon game drive at 1600hrs around the world famous Mara. Dinner and overnight stay at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge (B/L/D) http://www.serenahotels.com/serenamara/default-en.html

DAY 5:
JANUARY – JULY 2018
MASAI MARA
Full day spent in the Mara with early morning 0630hrs and afternoon 1600hrs game drives. All meals and overnight stay at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge (B/L/D) Masai Mara offers an absolutely unique variety of animals. The reason is that this hilly region is both humid and fertile, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers, full of crocodiles and hippos. The abundance of water and excellent availability of food are the reasons why the Masai Mara, which in fact is a continuation of the Tanzanian Serengeti National Park, has the greatest population of wild animals in the whole of Africa. There is a particularly dramatic “spectacle” from July to October, the annual migration of huge herds of Gnus and zebras. Predators such as Hyenas, Jackals, Leopards and Lions of course, closely follow these herds. Gigantic herds of over 200 buffaloes can also be observed. Plenty of food is available for elephants, giraffes, and the many species of antelopes.

OPTIONAL (hot air balloon taking off in the beautiful early morning, you drift above the browsing game and have tremendous opportunities for unusual photographs. What could be more uplifting than an early morning safari in a hot air balloon flying over the vast plains of Africa? Witness an African sunrise as a plethora of wildlife roam the land beneath you. At the end of the flight you land on the plains, in the midst of this enchanting savannah a champagne breakfast is laid out with the mouthwatering aroma of sausages, eggs, and bacon, sizzling over a charcoal fire. Drive in a leisurely fashion with game viewing on your way back to your camp).

DAY 6:
JANUARY – JULY 2018
MASAI MARA – NAIROBI (Approximately 7 hours drive)
Have breakfast at the lodge and depart to Nairobi. Kenyans most colorful city, from here you will proceed to your hotel where you will spend your overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel (B) http://www.serenahotels.com/serenanairobi/default-en.html

DAY 7:
JANUARY – JULY 2018
NAIROBI – DEPARTURE
After breakfast, a transfer will be arranged to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight (B)

B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

BON VOYAGE

VALID 2 JANUARY – 31 MARCH 2018
IF 2 PAX: USD 1685 PER PERSON SHARING
IF 4 PAX: USD 1445 PER PERSON SHARING
IF 6 PAX: USD 1365 PER PERSON SHARING
USD 350 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLMENT

VALID 1 APRIL – 31 MAY 2018
IF 2 PAX: USD 1495 PER PERSON SHARING
IF 4 PAX: USD 1255 PER PERSON SHARING
IF 6 PAX: USD 1180 PER PERSON SHARING
USD 170 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLMENT

VALID 1 JUNE – 15 JULY 2018
IF 2 PAX: USD 1655 PER PERSON SHARING
IF 4 PAX: USD 1420 PER PERSON SHARING
IF 6 PAX: USD 1340 PER PERSON SHARING
USD 315 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLMENT

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Arrival and departure transfers
05 Nights accommodation at Safari lodges/Camps on a FB Basis
01 Night accommodation at Nairobi Serena Hotel on a BB Basis
Transport in a safari minivan with pop up roof (Non A/C)
Game drives
Park entrance fees
Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide
01 litre mineral water per person per day while on safari

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
Meals not mentioned
Drinks
International and local flights
Tips/gratuities
Entry visas and fees
USD 480 Per Person Balloon Safari
USD 25 Per Person Masai Village Visit
Nature walk
Bird walk
Items of a personal nature and any other not mentioned above.

Optional Activities (Nett & Non-Commissionable, priced per person):
Hot Air Balloon Safari (Masai Mara only) 45 Minutes – 1 hour
Masai Village Visit (Masai Mara)
Supplement for a 4×4 safari land cruiser per vehicle per day $ 480
$ 25
$ 125

Other Important Notes:
• Passports should be valid at least 6 months beyond the period of stay
• It is the duty of the client to check passport requirements for travel
• Check-in at hotels is 1400 hours and check-out is 1000 hours
• Missed or delayed flights can lead to changes in itinerary and will be at the clients’ expense should the case arise
• Luggage limit of 1 soft bag maximum 15 Kilograms per person during travel in Kenya. Hard cases should be avoided as they cannot fit in safari vehicles/aircrafts.
• All prices given are subject to availability

Cancellation policy as below
Cancellation between 45 & 31 days 20% of the amount
Cancellation between 30 & 21 days 40% of the amount
Cancellation between 20 & 0 days 100% of the amount

NB: USD rates are nett and non-commissionable and could change without prior notice and offer is made subject to room availability at the time of booking.

Masai Village Visit – Masai Mara
The traditional Masai village is called a Manyatta and consists of a number of small cow dung made huts with thatched roofs. The huts are placed in a circle with livestock in the middle and a thick thorny fence for protection against the nightly predators. First, they welcome you with some chanting. They also proceed to show how high they can jump and get you try jumping higher than them. With the assistance of a local Masai chief, you take the informative tour around the “Manyatta”, building fires without matches, how to make bracelets and necklaces with beeds and other exciting innovative experiences.

Balloon Safari – Masai Mara
Hot air balloon taking off in the beautiful early morning, you drift above the browsing game and have tremendous opportunities for unusual photographs. What could be more uplifting than an early morning safari in a hot air balloon flying over the vast plains of Africa? Witness an African sunrise as a plethora of wildlife roam the land beneath you. At the end of the flight you land on the plains, in the midst of this enchanting savannah a champagne breakfast is laid out with the mouthwatering aroma of sausages, eggs, and bacon, sizzling over a charcoal fire. Drive in a leisurely fashion with game viewing on your way back to your camp