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Kenya Highlights - 2016

Kenya HighlightsDay 1: Nairobi

On arrival at JKIA, you are met by a Nature Expeditions representative for transfer to Panafric Hotel. The evening is yours to relax, allowing your mind and body time to adjust to different time zone.  Dinner on own arrangements. Overnight at Panafric Hotel(bed & breakfast) – www.sarovahotels.com
Nairobi City – www.nairobi.com

Day 2: Nairobi / Tsavo West (Approx 5½hrs drive)

After breakfast, set out for the drive along the Nairobi/Mombasa highway to Tsavo West National Park. At 20, 807 sq Kms, Tsavo is the largest park in the country. Tsavo West is famed for the notorious “Man Eaters of Tsavo”. The man eating lions preyed on the railway linesman building the great Uganda Railway. The park offers remarkable views with a variety of habitats ranging from mountains, river forest, lakes and wooded grassland. All meals and overnight at Voyager Safari Camp (full board) – www.heritage–eastafrica.com
Tsavo West National Park – www.kws.org/parks/parks_reserves/TWNP.html

Day 3: Tsavo West

Spend a further day in the park on game viewing drives. The Park features the Shetani & Chaimu Lava Flows, excellent bird watching with over 600 species. Apart from elephant population there are many lions – some undoubtedly the descendants of the famous Man–eaters of Tsavo! Among the less common animals to be found are the fringed–eared Oryx, the gerenuk and lesser kudu. The carnivores in addition to lion include serval, hyena, leopard, cheetah and caracal. Mzima Springs is yet another feature whose source is the Chyulu Hills. There is an observation platform and an underwater glass tank which provides a special vantage point to view this remarkable oasis. All meals and overnight at Voyager Safari Camp(full board).

Day 4: Tsavo West/ Amboseli  (Approx 3hrs drive)

After breakfast morning drive via Chyulu Hills to Amboseli National Park, one of the most popular parks on the Tanzania border offering unique spectacle; the backdrop is  the snow–capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain proudly standing at 19,344ft, and sometimes known as the “ROOF OF AFRICA”. Lunch will be served at Kibo Safari Camp. Afternoon game drive until sunset. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp (full board)www.kibosafaricamp.com
Amboseli National Park – www.kws.org/parks/parks_reserves/AMNP.html

Day 5: Amboseli/ Lake Nakuru/ Lake Naivasha (Approx 7hrs drive)

After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru via Nairobi with picnic lunch and drive down the floor of the Great Rift Valley escarpment to Lake Nakuru National Park, a protected game sanctuary for endangered species such as the Black/ White rhino, Rothschild Giraffe among other usual game such as the leopard and Lion. The park is world–renowned for its millions of pink Flamingoes found around the lake. Afternoon game drive. Late afternoon transferred to Lake Naivasha area for dinner and overnight at Elsamere Lodge (full board) – www.elsamere.com
Lake Nakuru National Park – www.kws.org/parks/parks_reserves/LNNP.html

Day 6: Lake Naivasha

Spend a further day at Elsamere, a haven for lovers of nature, set in Acacia forest on the banks of Lake Naivasha. It is the former home of the late Joy Adamson who, together with her husband George, became world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with lioness Elsa, as told in her best selling book ‘Born Free’. This morning you will explore the extensive birdlife around Lake Naivasha by taking a boat trip on the Lake. After lunch, visit the Elsamere Conservation Centre. This centre is now a museum and conservation facility where you watch a video and have a lecture on conservation. The late afternoon and evening can be spent in the lush garden often visited by Colobus monkeys and at night occasional hippos. After dinner retire early to one of the comfortable cottages set around the main house. Meals and overnight at Elsamere Lodge (full board).

Day 7 & 8: Lake Naivasha/ Masai Mara (Approx 5½hrs drive)

After early breakfast, morning drive across the Rift Valley escarpment to Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch at Nyumbu Camp.  During your two days, you have the opportunity to explore this great reserve in depth. You will have the chance to see elephant, giraffe, prides of lion, and thousands of impala, topi, grants and Thomson's gazelle.  The Mara is the scene of annual migration of millions of wildebeest up from the Serengeti plains in search of water and grasses.  While in Mara, you will have the option to float above the Mara–Serengeti ecosystem on board a hot air balloon followed by a gourmet champagne breakfast.  There is also an optional day–trip to the second largest fresh water lake in the World– Lake Victoria where you can fish for giant Nile Perch. You can also visit a Maasai tribal village and enjoy entertainment by Maasai dancers. All meals and overnights at Nyumbu Camp (full board) – www.maasaimara–nyumbu.comMaasai Mara Game Reserve – www.maasaimara.com

Day 9: Masai Mara/ Nairobi/ Depart (Approx 6hrs drive)

After breakfast morning drive back to Nairobi and transferred to JKIA for your outbound flight.

Rates

Our net costs in US$:

Please refer to (Cost Includes & Excludes):

SeasonsEach of 2Each of 3Each of 4Each of 5Each of 6SRS
01.01.16 – 31.03.16 $2,320 $2,060 $1,930 $1,852 $1,800 $407
01.04.16 – 30.06.16 $2,280 $2,020 $1,890 $1,812 $1,760 $397
01.07.16 – 31.10.16 $2,320 $2,060 $1,930 $1,852 $1,800 $407
01.11.16 – 19.12.16 $2,320 $2,060 $1,930 $1,852 $1,800 $407
20.12.16 – 31.12.16 $2,330 $2,070 $1,940 $1,862 $1,810 $417

Costs includes:

  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Transportation in a chauffeur driven minivan with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
  • Services of Multi-Lingual driver-guide.
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • Free safari hat.
  • Free mineral water during game drives only.
  • All meet and greet services.
  • All arrival and departure transfers.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Guaranteed window seat in the vehicle (unless specified by agent).
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in the vehicle.
  • On safari accessories in the vehicle: - First-aid kit, wildlife books, beanbags for easy photography, a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher

Costs excludes:

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s).
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Any local or international flights and departure taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Holiday supplements over Christmas and New Year.
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary
  • Insurance and visa fees.

 

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