Witness the annual spectacle of nature you’ll see only in Africa. At a scale so grand that the memories will be cherished for a lifetime. Book your 7-day vacation of a lifetime with African Quest Safaris any time during July to October!
01/03/2018 to 15/12/2018
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.
Arrival of your international flight. Met by our representative and transferred to a hotel.
Check-in and overnight stay on BB at the hotel.
07h30: After breakfast, depart to Masai Mara National Reserve via Narok Town.
Arrive, check-in and lunch.
15h30: Depart for your first game drive in this world famous reserve which is an extension of Serengeti National Park of Tanzania.
Dinner and overnight at the selected/available lodge or tented camp.
2 full days game viewing following the migration herds of gnus and zebra in the Masai Mara. An amazing spectacle of nature!
Masai Mara offers an absolutely unique variety of animals, thanks to its hilly topography, humid and fertile soil, watered by perennial Mara and Talek rivers, full of crocodiles and hippo. The banks of the rivers are covered in thick forest, which gradually makes way for bush and grassland. The abundance of water and excellent availability of food are the reasons why the Masai Mara, which in fact is a continuance 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 November, 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.
Fullboard stay at the lodge or tented camp.
08h00: After breakfast, drive to the Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch on arrival at the lodge. 15h30: Game drive around the park.
Lake Nakuru National Park, the world famous haunt for pink flamingos, is a shallow alkaline lake in Kenya’s Rift Valley and some 62 km2 in extent. The road passes down the Kikuyu escarpment with fine views of the Kedong Valley and Mounts Suswa and Longonot. The landscape is picturesque, areas of sedge, marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrop. In late 80′s the park also became Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and is today home to both the White and Black Rhinos. Lions, leopards, hippos, giraffes, waterbucks are equally at home in this unique park.
Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Breakfast at the lodge; last photo opportunities and then drive to the White Highlands and the Mount Kenya Region.
Arrive and check-in at a club
The rest of the day spent at leisure to enjoy the various activities on offer.
Fullboard stay at the club.
8h00: Breakfast and return to Nairobi.
Lunch at the local pre-selected restaurant.
Afternoon transferred to the airport for your homebound flight.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.