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Tour Details

A sweet Kenyan experience that spans eight days and includes a mesmerizing journey into its heartlands – especially Samburu and Masai Mara. Come, fall in love with Kenya, its abundant wildfile and its people!

Departure & Return Location

Nairobi

Validity

01/03/2018 to 15/12/2018

Price Includes

  • Private airport return transfers in Nairobi
  • Bed and Breakfast in Nairobi
  • Full-board on safari
  • Extra lunch in Nairobi on departure day
  • Park entrance fees
  • Safari transport and game drives in our custom-built MINIBUS with pop-up roof (maximum 7 pers)
  • LANDCRUISER 4X4 is available at an extra cost
  • The services of an English/ French speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees for the driver-guide and safari vehicle
  • Fuel and local accident cover
  • 500ml mineral water per person daily (Guests to carry own bottles to reduce the use of plastics)
  • Our assistance
  • All local taxes, unless specified other wise

Price Excludes

  • International and/or domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Visas
  • Festive supplements
  • Porterage, tipping and gratuities to staff and guides
  • Drinks, laundry, telephones and all other personal extras
  • Any sightseeing not mentioned on the program
  • International travel and medical insurance

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
Additional remarks:
  • We may have to reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar  lodges in case of non-availability
  • Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.
  • Please be advised that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the countries we take you on safari and beach stay.
Cancellation policy:
  • Cancellation policies and charges will be applicable as per the contractual terms and conditions provided by our suppliers.
  • Please ensure you request the same on confirmation of a reservation.
Passenger information:
  • Safari vehicles do not have air-conditioning because they have a large pop-up roof.
  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with  them for internal flights/hotel/lodge check in.
  • Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
  • Passengers arriving into Kenya and Tanzania will be asked to present a valid  Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.
Booking and payment details:

Once you will have decided to buy this safari product, you will need to contact us for a booking form, which will include details relating to deposits and final payments. Suggested hotels/ lodges/ Camps may change due to unavailability. Properties of same or similar category will be suggested.

Itinerary

Day 1Nairobi

Arrive in Nairobi, meet outside customs hall and transfer to your hotel in the city. Safari briefing. Day at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel (BB).

Day 2Nairobi - Aberdares National Park

07h30: Breakfast at the hotel, safari briefing and depart for the Aberdares, a beautiful mountain range in the central highlands of Kenya. Aberdares has high mountains, dense rain forest, and thickets of bamboo, rushing rivers, cascading waterfalls, abundant birdlife, rare monkeys, and the opportunity to spot elephants, leopards, and lions sipping water from a forest waterhole from a vantage-point high in the forest. Arrive at Aberdare Country Club/Outspan, check in and have lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to the Ark/Treetops, with an overnight bag. Suitcases are stored at the base hotel. Observation of small and large mammals at the lit water hole. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3Aberdares National Park - Samburu Game Reserves

Breakfast and check out, drive to the Samburu National Reserve. Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some of the best and most colourful game viewing in the country. Samburu is inhabited by a wide variety of animals, more so the rare species such as the long- necked gerenuk, gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa oryz. Other animals include the leopard, the mighty lion, elephants; crocodiles can be seen swimming in the Ewaso Nyiro River along with the hippo.Arrve for chech in and lunch. Afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight.

Day 4Samburu Game Reserves

Day spent in the reserve which provides some of the best and most colorful game viewing in the country. Morning and afternoon game drives in the reserve with arguably the most beautiful scenery in Kenya. At all times, your driver-guide will take the best approach possible to any sighting, to ensure that you are placed as close and safely to the sighting as possible. In the vehicle, everyone will have their own window seat. All meals and overnight at the lodge/ camp.

Day 5Samburu Game Reserves - Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast we shall transfer you to the airstrip. Direct flight to Masai Mara National Reserve.We will fly over the Great Rift Valley and Central Highlands before we land on the rolling grasslands and plains of the Mara!A natural extension of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, The Mara is world famous for its vast assemblages of plains game together with their associated predators.It is a country of breath-taking vistas, a panorama of vast rolling plains and rounded hills of intermittent groves of acacia woodlands and dense thickets of shrub.
The whole is bisected by the Mara river and its tributaries which are margined by luxuriant riverine forest.
On arrival, short transfer to your luxury-tented camp. Lunch. Afternoon game drive in open-sided Landrover seating 6 persons.
Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 6 & 7Masai Mara National Reserve

Full day spent game-viewing in the reserve. At all times, your driver-guide will take the best approach possible to any sighting, to ensure that you are placed as close and safely to the sighting as possible. In the vehicle, everyone will have their own window seat. Explore the plains and rolling hills for a chance to spot the images of your dreams ranging from beautiful scenery to fascinating views of wildlife, in a natural habitat. Morning and afternoon game drives or a full day game drive with packed lunches would take you closer to nature. All meals and overnight at the lodge/ camp.

Day 8Nairobi

Early morning game drive followed by breakfast. Late morning flight to Nairobi. Lunch at the famous Carnivore restaurant (recently voted one of the top 50 restaurants in the World and one of only 2 in Africa !)Afternoon visit the Karen Blixen Museum and some free time for shopping.
Evening transfer to the airport for your international flight home.
And we say Kwaheri ya Kuonana.
WE WISH YOU A MEMORABLE SAFARI EXPERIENCE!

Location and park information

Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. The largest and most populous city in East Africa, with a current estimated population of about 4.5 million, Nairobi started life as a railways depot in 1899. Today, the city skyline is dominated by modern high rise buildings and is a tourism and trade hub. Nairobi is now one of the most prominent cities in Africa politically and financially. A vibrant city with a mix of races and cultures, providing the visitor with several sightseeing options such as museums, a national park, golf courses, resorts and posh night clubs. Nairobi is one of the leading cities in Africa.

Aberdares National Park

The Aberdares National Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdares Mountain Range of central Kenya and the Aberdares Salient to their east. The park is located about 100 km north from Nairobi and stretches over a wide variety of terrains because it covers altitudes from about 7,000 feet (2,100 m) to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level. It covers an area of 766 square kilometers and forms part of the Aberdares Mountain Range. The park has a wide range of landscapes – from the mountain peaks that rise to 14,000 feet (4,300 m) above sea level, to their deep, v-shaped valleys intersected by streams, rivers, and waterfalls. Moorland, bamboo forests and rainforests are found at lower altitudes. Animals easily observed include the lion, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey, and Sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of the golden cat and the bongo – an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Animals like the eland and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands. The Aberdares National Park also contains a large population of black rhinos. Even the bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the endangered Aberdares Cisticola, Jackson’s Francolin, sparry hawk, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

Samburu Game Reserves

In the arid North of Kenya, water means life. The waters of the great Ewaso Nyiro river draw wildlife in great numbers to its banks, creating an oasis of green. This river flows through three great northern reserves, Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba. This is spectacular country, set against a backdrop of the mighty Mountain Ololokwe. The verdant riverine forest is a stark contrast to the arid thorn studded plains. Samburu is visited by large herds of Elephants, drawn by the promise of water. In the dry season, the elephants use their tusks to dig deep into the dry river beds, unearthing precious water. These waterholes then become a focal point for other game. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species, including Gerenuk, the Reticulated Giraffe, the Somali Ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra.

Masai Mara National Reserve

Covering an area of over 1,500 square km, the Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya. The reserve is located between the Great Rift Valley and Lake Victoria in primarily open grassland.The swampy land provides more access to water and less access to tourists. The eastern end is closest to Nairobi and hence easier to access by tourists.
The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 bird species recorded on the reserve. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).

Terms & Conditions

TERMS OF CANCELLATION 
The parties involved shall agree the specific terms of cancellation on each case.
Under the Kenyan Law, the Hotels and Caterers can legally levy the following cancellation charges: 
60-36 days prior to arrival: 10%
35-14 days prior to arrival: 25%
14-07 days prior to arrival: 33%
07-03 days prior to arrival: 50%
03 days-to no show : 100%

FORCE MAJEURE CIRCUMSTANCES 
In case either party suffers force majeure circumstances (which are unforeseen, inevitable and uncontrollable), such as strikes, closing of frontiers, ports and airports, bad weather, delays in departures and arrivals of the means of transportation, accidents and all services provided by a third Party, as a result of which the obligations under the present agreement cannot be fulfilled, the parties shall be exonerated from their obligations without having to pay compensation for the damage caused to the other party.

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