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Wings Over Kenya - 2016

Wings Over Kenya Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you are met by a Nature Expeditions representative for transfer to the hotel in the City. All meals are on own arrangements and overnight at Stanley Hotel (bed & breakfast)– www.sarovahotels.com
Nairobi City – www.nairobi.com

Day 2: Nairobi / Amboseli (approx 1hr flight)

After breakfast you are transferred to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Amboseli National Park, located to the south east of Nairobi. The Park is famous for its big game and scenic beauty with the landscape dominated by Mt. Kilimanjaro. It offers an interesting contrast in appearance with its dry and dusty appearance, which can be attributed to the volcanic ash that came out of Mt Kilimanjaro when it last erupted. In spite of the appearance, there is a continuous supply of water that gets filtered through volcanic rocks from Kilimanjaro's melted snow. These streams flow underground, creating lush green areas, and converge at two clear water springs in the park. On arrival, you are met by the camp representative for transfer with a game drive en route to arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in a shared vehicle until sunset.  Dinner and overnight at Tortilis Camp (package) – www.chelipeacock.com
Amboseli National Park – www.kws.org/parks/parks_reserves/AMNP.html

Day 3: Amboseli

Spend a further day in the park on morning and afternoon game viewing drives in a shared vehicle. Wildlife here includes the zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, caracal and serval cat, lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo among others. There are also over 400 species of birds, including the bee-eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle, martial eagle and pygmy falcon. Visitors mainly come to watch the huge herds of elephants. The bull elephants have some of the largest tusks in all of Kenya. Visitors can also enjoy excellent views of Mt Kilimanjaro and Meru. All meals and overnight at Tortilis Camp (package).

Day 4: Amboseli / Samburu (approx 2½hrs flight)

After breakfast, you are transferred to the airstrip for your schedule flight to Wilson Airport. On arrival, connect with your schedule flight to Samburu Game Reserve which is within the land of the colourful Samburu people, close relatives of the Maasai, and harbours a number of wildlife species found only north of the equator. On arrival, you are met by the camp representative for transfer with a game drive enroute arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game viewing drive in a shared vehicle until sunset. Samburu game reserve offers unique vistas of rounded and rugged hills and undulating plains. The mix of wood and grassland with riverine forest and swamp is home to a wide variety of animal and birdlife. Dinner and overnight at Larsen’s Camp (package) – www.wildernesslodges.co.ke

Day 5: Samburu

Spend the next day in the Reserve where game viewing and visibility is excellent. Bird life is superb with over 380-recorded species and game which includes reticulated giraffes, Grevy’s zebras, elephants, Oryx, Somali ostrich, hippos, crocodiles, gerenuk, buffaloes, lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. The long-necked gerenuk is a graceful antelope which spends much of its time in a bi-pedal stance seeking succulence among the withered scrub which dots this harsh terrain. Scenically, for most of the year Samburu is under the unsympathetic equatorial sun. Relief comes from the Ewaso Ng’iro River which rises some hundreds of kilometers to the west on the foothills of the Aberdares and which vanishes beyond Samburu in the recess of the Lorian swamp. All meals and overnight at Larsen’s Camp (package)

Day 6: Samburu / Maasai Mara (approx 1½hr flight)

After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your schedule flight to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, so named to mean the “spotted plains” in Maa language. This is home to the greatest concentration of large mammals and is widely recognized as Africa’s ultimate wildlife reserve. The park is the northern extension to the vast Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, famous for its annual migration of wildebeest. This is a spectacular place of breathtaking sceneries, never-ending plains and the most abundant variety of wildlife remaining anywhere in the world. The landscape is made up of rolling savannahs dotted with patchy shrubs and bush thickets. On arrival, you are met by the camp representative for transfer to the Camp arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon games drive in a shared vehicle until sunset. Dinner and overnight at Mara Intrepids Camp (package) – www.heritage-eastafrica.com
Maasai Mara Game Reserve – www.maasaimara.com

Days 7: Maasai Mara

During your stay, 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. Birds are prolific including immigrants, 450 bird species have been recorded among them 57 birds of prey. 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 have the option to float above the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem on board a hot air balloon followed by a gourmet champagne breakfast, you can also visit a Maasai tribal village and enjoy entertainment by Maasai dancers (Options at an extra cost). All meals and overnights at Mara Intrepids Camp (package)

Day 8: Maasai Mara / Nairobi / Depart (approx 1hr flight)

After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for your schedule flight to Wilson Airport. On arrival, you are met by a nature Expeditions representative for transfer 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
16.12.15 – 05.01.16 $4,659 $4,606 $4,579 $4,563 $4,553 $1,156

05.01.16 – 31.01.16 +

01.03.16 - 31.01.16

$4,065 $4,012 $3,985 $3,969 $3,959 $986
01.02.16- 28.02.16 $4,125 $4,072 $4,045 $4,029 $4,019 $984
01.04.16– 31.05.16 $3,559 $3,506 $3,479 $3,463 $3,453 $512
01.06.16 – 30.06.16 $3,729 $3,676 $3,649 $3,633 $3,623 $649
01.07.16 – 31.10.16 $4,777 $4,724 $4,697 $4,681 $4,671 $1,219
1.11.16 – 15.12.16 $3,905 $3,852 $3,825 $3,809 $3,799 $858

Above costs include:

  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Shared transport in a chauffeur driven vehicle with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide.
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • Schedule flights: Wilson/Amboseli/Wilson, Wilson/Samburu, Samburu/Mara & Mara/Wilson.
  • Free safari hat.
  • All meet and greet services.
  • All arrival and departure transfers.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary.

Above costs exclude:

  • Visa fees and travel insurance.
  • 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 flight and departure taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Holiday supplements over Easter, Christmas and New Year.
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.

 

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