Seven days of a refreshingly diverse Kenyan vista, from safaris and game drives to cultural hues to urban sightseeing. Includes exclusive safari experiences at Lake Nakuru National Park and the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The jewel in the crown is an unforgettable stay at Mt Kenya Safari Club, the globally acclaimed and renowned resort facing the mystical and majestic Mt. Kenya.
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Met on arrival in the morning and after the safari briefing 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 Lodge/ Outspam Hotel, 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.
After breakfast, transfer to the Aberdares Country Club to re-unite with your safari driver-guide, collect stored bags and proceed to the Laikipia region. Arrive, check in and have lunch at the hotel. Afternoon relaxation to enjoy the beautiful views of the montane countryside at the foothills of the second highest summit in Africa, Mount Kenya. Dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, check out and drive to the famous Great Rift Valley. Brief stop over at the equator and Thomson falls. Arrive at Lake Nakuru, check in and lunch then relax to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Afternoon game drive in the park and around the saline lake. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
07h00: Breakfast and check out. Drive via Narok to the Maasai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. Maasai Mara is blessed with a permanent water supply, Maasai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The “big five” – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino are quite common. Have a picnic lunch break on the way. Do an afternoon game drive in the reserve, arrive at the camp and check in. Dinner and overnight stay.
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.
07h30: Breakfast and check out. Depart from Maasai Mara back to Nairobi, Kenya’s wonderful capital city. Arrive and transfer to a selected restaurant for your lunch. In the afternoon, experience the bustling city of Nairobi with sightseeing and some shopping. Overnight in a city hotel on Bed and breakfast.
After breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport for your return flight. If time permits, nairobi has a variety of excursions that you can do including a visit to the Giraffe centre, Daphny Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum, the Nairobi National Museum, the nairobi Safari Walk, The Go Down Arts, The Bomas of Kenya, among others.
Or extend for a few days of sun, surf and fun to the Indian Ocean resort town of Mombasa.
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.
Laikipia has used tourism to address the quadruple bottom-line of economic development, social inclusion, conservation and sustainability. Laikipia has risen to become a tourism destination of unrivaled offerings, style, innovative environmental management and strong social responsibility. Being home to the highest concentration of endangered species in the country, and with Mt. Kenya as the backdrop, Laikipia offers some of the best safari experiences, wildlife and landscapes in Kenya.
Lake Nakuru National Park
The most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes, Lake Nakuru National Park is renowned for its magnificent birdlife. This 188sq. kms. park is a paradise for those who are particularly interested in ornithology and also offers the opportunity of seeing white rhino, the rare Rothschild’s giraffe, large herds of buffalo and an abundance of various plains game. Sightings of leopard resting in the branches of acacia trees are common. The 40sq. kms. alkaline Lake Nakuru lies within the park and has been given the conservation world’s Ramsar Site designation.
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).
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.
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.