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Kenya Adventure: Enter Your African Safari

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*Prices are per person in a double room. Single supplement prices are available below
*Prices are not valid during Blackout dates

7 days Covering some of the most amazing parks in Kenya

Visiting 1 country: Kenya

 

Kenya, the safari capital of the World. If you’re looking for excitement, diverse wildlife, endearing culture, and a journey that will leave you with fascinating, warming recollections, you’re in the right place. We’ll take you on a voyage to the island of Ndere, a National Reserve in the Gulf of Lake Victoria. In the local language, Dholuo, Ndere translates to ‘meeting place’, and it’s more than fitting; here you will embrace the iconic plains of Kenya, seek out some of the most revered animals on the Planet, and engage with local Maasai Tribes people and their culture. Experiences can’t be more unique than this!

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Day 1: Arrival Nairobi

Welcome to Nairobi – it’s the beginning of a wild adventure and an exciting time lies ahead.

Upon your arrival, our triumphant tour reps will greet you with the warmest of welcomes. Bizarre questions? They’ve got you. Interesting requests? They’ve got you. Weird personal demands? Yeah…they’ve got you! After we all become friends, we’ll take you to your humble abode to check-in and start the evening. Hopefully your appetite for adventure is as big as, well…your appetite! A complimentary meal is served at the famous Carnivore Restaurant.)

Day 2: Nairobi – Kisumu (Lake Victoria)

Today is the day your African escapade begins!

We can’t blame you if you’re more than a little excited! Our first item is a morning flight from Nairobi to Kisumu. Don’t worry, we’ve got transfers prior to departure and after arrival sorted for your convenience and peace of mind. Once you’re settled in the hotel, next up is some exquisite cuisine for lunch and a chat on the day’s activities – and you can expect lots of glorious animals in their natural habitats!

Lake Victoria

Get ready to embrace the wilderness as we hit the road to the Impala Sanctuary and Hippo Point, where we inspect these two marvelous species in their habitat, leaving you in your element . Cast your eyes over an African icon, Lake Victoria; take in the rippling waters of the largest freshwater lake on the continent… You can even take a meander on the water by way of glass-bottomed boat (though this costs just a little extra) and reflect on the first proper day of your trip.

Day 3: Ndere Island National Park

Today is a big one, and we know you’re up for it. So pack your bag, grab your camera, guzzle a cup of coffee and let’s go! Walking, hiking, ornithology, predators (yes, we’ll tell more in a bit), and breathtaking views, are all in the itinerary as we conquer the gorgeous Ndere Island. Our conquest to “The Island of Serenity and Beauty” promises a joyous day, and a quick heads up, today we will be commuting by foot. We can hear you internally screaming ‘WHAT?!’ because sure you’ll probably get a blister or two, but wait, we’ll tell you why it’s worth it.

Ndere homes some of the World’s most intriguing animals, with a multitude of exotic birds, providing you with some glorious shots for your Instagram. If that’s not enough to whet your inner adventurists, we’ve got a better reason.

Beware The Croc

We previously mentioned predators, remember? There’s a beauty here on Ndere that will really catch your eye. The Nile Crocodile. Yes, Ndere counts the World’s most dangerous crocodilian species as a resident, and you get to witness this apex predator doing its thing – which includes tactfully hunting their next snack, or having their teeth cleaned by local birds. And you thought going to the dentist was scary!

After a day of animal spotting, we head back to camp for dinner and a relaxing evening after an eventful day.

Day 4: Kisumu – Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Oh yes, another busy day is on the cards. Everyone rested, excited, and good to go? Perfect!

We devour breakfast and hit the high road early, making moves towards the Maasai Mara Reserve – a World famous nature park in The Great Rift Valley. Set against astonishing open plains, and home to one hundred species, including ‘The Big Five’ – The African Elephant, The African Lion, Cape Buffalo, The African Leopard, and The Black Rhino. Soon you’ll see why Maasai Mara is known as the ‘Jewel’ of Kenya’s wildlife tourism. Furthermore, you may have ‘herd’ of the great Wildebeest migration from various nature documentaries? Well, travel with us between July and October and you may be lucky enough to see one of Earth’s greatest sights.

Day 5: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Maasai village visit

Animals take a backseat today, as we give you a thrilling and unique cultural experience.

We enter the park and introduce you to the locals… The Maasai Tribe. These folk are an indigenous people who have maintained a strong cultural heritage with their surroundings against a World that is rapidly modernizing. Offering an unparalleled and authentic insight into their lives, you will immerse yourself into Maasai culture by singing and dancing with the Tribe, touring their settlements, witnessing a “Eunoto” warrior initiation ceremony, and visiting a local school. This truly enchanting day will arouse memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 6: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

After a few lively days, we take it easy by enjoying a day spent observing the animals and stunning views of the Maasai Mara. However, if you’ve still got a craving for more excitement, we offer something a little classy, with the option of a hot air balloon safari over the park including a champagne breakfast (at an additional cost).

Day 7: Maasai Mara – Nairobi

Well rested and ready for the final stretch, we once again have options for you to round off your Kenyan excursion; choose from one last drive at the break of dawn around the Maasai Mara to witness predators hunting for their breakfast. Seeing these fantastic animals one last time is highly recommended. Or, if you prefer to start the day at a slower pace, we’ll take off after breakfast and bid “Kwaheri” (goodbye) to Maasai Mara, leaving this wondrous place with a head full of illuminating memories.

Nairobi last minute shopping

After arrival in Nairobi, you’ll get an opportunity to purchase some genuine souvenirs, such as Kazuri beads, from a local center that focuses on helping single women create, earn, and sustain themselves through crafting beads and pottery. Utterly inspiring.

That’s a wrap on your Kenyan journey. We hope the adventure shattered all your expectations, and will leave you with the fondest of memories. Maybe, with a little luck and some fire in your belly, we may see you back here someday soon.

Additional information

Country

Kenya

Travel Style

INTO THE WILD: ACTIVE/NATURE

Duration

1 Week +

Price Variation

PRICE OPTIONS: NET PER PERSON SHARING

Period: (July – October 2018)

EACH OF

(per person)

2 PAX 4 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX SRS
EUR 3,085 2,530 2,360 2,290 650
 

 

NOTE: “SRS” means Single Room Supplement which is applicable when staying in a room alone.

 

Period: (November – up to 20th December 2018)  

EACH OF

(per person)

2 PAX 4 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX SRS
USD 2,705 2,150 1,970 1,930 360

 

NOTE: Excludes 21 Dec – 03 January 2019 festive Holiday period

Inclusions

What’s included in this trip

  • Full board accommodation on safari i.e. 3 meals a day
  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Nairobi Hotel
  • All national park entry fees,
  • Transport in our custom safari vehicle throughout the safari,
  • Services of our professional English speaking safari Driver-Guide,
  • All game drives as per itinerary,
  • Government Taxes and Levies,
  • One way flight ticket NBO / KSM
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • All excursions as per itinerary
  • Water in the vehicle to use while on game drives
  • Emergency medical evacuation cover
  • Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant

What’s not included in this trip

  • International airfares and their corresponding departure taxes,
  • Visa fees into Kenya,
  • Travel/Baggage/Medical Insurance,
  • Tips to driver-guide, hotel staff etc,
  • Items of personal nature i.e. drinks in the lodges, telephone/fax bills, laundry etc,
  • Any other items not specified in the inclusions”

Highlights

  • Touring the famous Hippo point at Impala Sanctuary on the shores of the Lake Victoria
  • Bird and ‘Crocs’ watching at Ndere Island National Park
  • Going on an epic Wildlife Safari at Maasai Mara Game Reserve, exprect to see lions, zebras and 95 other species of of mammals, amphibians and reptiles.
  • Visiting and interracting with the authentic Maasai tribe at their village
  • Attending an elaborate “Eunoto” ceremony – A dancing and singing ceremony performed to transition the Maasai moran into warriors!
  • Having the option to go on a Hot Air Balloon Safari at Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Accommodation

We have identified and chosen a range of hotels, lodges, villas, resorts, and camps to offer you the best in class accommodations that range from simple to elegantly furnished alternatives in a variety of locations. Our selection of is imperative to creating a dream safari tour that’s perfect for you.

Your accommodations for this trip are:

1 night at Panari Hotel
2 nights at Kiboko Bay Resort
3 nights at Hammerkop Migration Camp

Meals

A welcome dinner will be offered at the famous Carnivore Restaurant this evening.

The remaining meals of your trip are:

1 Breakfast at Panari Hotel
2 Breakfasts, lunches and dinners at Kiboko Bay Resort
3 Breakfasts, lunches and dinners at Hammerkop Migration Camp

Additional Info

NB: Maasai Mara

  • Balloon Safari @ EUR 390 per person

Lake Victoria

  • Boat ride @ EUR $ 30 per person

What to Carry:

  • A digital Camera, its charger and a downloading cable
  • Torch, Tooth paste, warm clothing for the night, pain killers, drinks, snacks and Identifications card / passport for gate entrance
  • Pocket money for drinks and gift for the Maasai cultural visit