Land Cost Per Person (double occupancy)
|Dates||4 pax||Single Supplement|
|10 Jan 2018 – 31 Mar 2018||$1,995||$468|
|1 Apr 2018 – 2 Apr 2018||$1,886||$290|
|3 Apr 2018 – 30 Jun 2018||$1,795|
|1 Jul 2018 – 31 Oct 2018||$2,295||$640|
|1 Nov 2018 – 15 Dec 2018||$1,976||$430|
When seasons overlap, rates will be re-quoted
- Accommodation is on full board basis on Safari
- Transport in 4×4 -(7seater land cruiser)
- Game drives as mentioned on the itinerary
- Park entrance fees for clients, drivers and vehicles.
- Bottled water on road safaris in the vehicle
- Tips, porterage, beverages, items of personal nature such as laundry, phone, fax, insurance etc.
- International and domestic flights, visas and airport taxes
- Any other item not mentioned on the itinerary
- Deviation from the itinerary
- Additional night in Nairobi before or after safari. Accommodation rates for the various hotels in Nairobi is on request.
Day 1 – Arrive in Nairobi and drive to Amboseli National Park
Upon your arrival at JKI Airport in Nairobi, you will be met, assisted and transferred at Amboseli National Park situated at the foothills of the impressive snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain: 19,340 feet high. After lunch at your camp, you will have a game drive in search of wildlife.
Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge on full board basis.
Amboseli Serena Lodge
In the shadows of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, beside a copse of giant Acacia trees and a gently flowing natural spring, stands Amboseli Serena Lodge.
Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, the lodge looks out over the golden savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. Close by are a series of emerald green swamps, which are fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. Being the only sources of water in this beautiful, but arid park,they attract huge numbers of wallowing elephants, hippos, buffalos and plains game.
Each of the 92 rooms of Amboseli Serena Lodge are equipped with ceiling fans, WFI connectivity, hair dryers and safes. At the heart of the lodge, shaded by palm trees, is a free-form swimming pool; to either side of which stretch the rooms. The central dining area is reached by a timbered bridge over a melt-water stream, while the lounge and bar feature a broad terrace and a blazing fire-pit where evening cocktails can be enjoyed. Activities include daily game drives in custom-built traditional safari vehicles, ‘sundowners’ on Observation Hill, bush breakfasts, bush dinners, Maasai dance performances, visits to Maasai
Day 2 – Full Day in Amboseli National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives to view wildlife against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. The park offers a wide variety of wildlife but the vast herds of elephant within the park are its main attraction. The bull elephants here have some of the largest tusks in Kenya. Other game includes: zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, leopard, caracal and serval cat. The park boasts of a rich bird life such as ibis, egret, avocet, common and saddle-billed stork, secretary bird, heron, vultures, ducks, and geese.
Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge on full board basis.
Day 3 – Drive to Lake Naivasha
Breakfast at your lodge and proceed to Lake Naivasha – the highest and purest of the Great Rift Valley lakes. Lunch at your lodge.This afternoon, you may go for an optional boat trip on the lake (at an additional cost). This area is famous for its birdlife – a breeding ground for pelicans, fish eagles, cormorants and more. You will also find other animals such as hippos, zebras, antelopes, colobus monkeys. Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge on full board basis.
Lake Naivasha Sopa
On the southern shores of Lake Naivasha, is Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. The lake is the only fresh water lake within Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Amidst bathing hippo, the lake teems with fresh water fish both for fishing and sport. This is the safari traveler’s place of relaxation and rejuvenation, a perfect blend of luxury and safari spirit. Here the avid bird watcher sees paradise in a vast array of exotic bird life. The lake region is host to distinctive herds of plains game and the elusive, black faced colobus monkey. Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge has a total of 21 cottages, consisting of 4 rooms each, total 84 rooms all with panoramic views of the lodge environs and the lake. Luxuriously appointed rooms feature spacious sunken lounges, while upper floor rooms have their own private balcony on which to relax, sunbathe or view game. All rooms are en suite. Non-smoking rooms are available.
Day 4 – Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast traverse the Rift Valley and ascend its western rim into the Masai land and to the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Afternoon game drive to view the “Big Five” and other wildlife in the magnificent scenery of the Mara, famous for the Wildebeest and Zebra migration and its abundance of resident wildlife. Overnight at Sarova Mara Camp on full board basis.
Sarova Mara Tented Camp
Spread over acres, Sarova Mara Game Camp is set on an elevation surrounded by two streams. The Camp is uniquely laid out over the sprawling grounds that include rolling manicured greens, a virtual mini forest of indigenous shrubs and exotic trees, a large pond stocked with fish, mini bird sanctuary and an authentic Maasai Village adjoining the Camp. The Camp includes 20 Club Tents, 51 Standard Tents, 2 Family Tents, a Main Restaurant, Bar and many bush dining options. The free form swimming pool has its own pool bar. The Camp has its own fleet of well equipped safari vehicles with excellent guides. There are meeting rooms and numerous outdoor venues for dining and leisure. The entire Camp is surrounded by a 24 hour electric fence. The climate is very pleasant with clear warm days and cool nights.
Day 5 – Full Day in Masai Mara Game Reserve
Morning and afternoon game drives in the MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s best and most scenic game park. At the northern extremity of the unique Serengeti ecosystem, blessed with a permanent water supply, the Maasai Mara has a thriving, permanent population of plains game, augmented in the dry season by the migration of two million gnus and zebras from the vast, parched Serengeti plains. Of the hunter’s “big five,” elephant, buffalo, lion, and leopard are quite common, while even the much rarer rhino might come out of the thicket for you. Hyenas are plentiful and the cheetah, a 60-miles-per-hour daytime hunter, is often seen. Besides being the setting for the ancient and often tragic spectacle of the Great Migration, other marvels of the Masai Mara include giraffe, elephant, red-tailed monkeys and a host of antelope. Twice-daily interpretive game-drives led by our highly trained and experienced rangers, bird watching with resident guides and naturalists reveal the wonders of the Mara. Optional excursions at an additional cost include: Maasai community visits, Fishing excursions to Lake Victoria and hot air ballooning.
Today you may opt for an early morning balloon excursion to experience the panoramic Masai Mara from a birds-eye view (The Hot Air Balloon excursion costs US$ 485.00 per person and this is not included in the tour package).
All meals and overnight at Sarova Mara Camp.
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Possibly the most famous of the reserves and arguably the greatest wildlife destination in Africa the Maasai Mara has become synonymous with the safari. Nature doesn’t recognize borders and the 700 square miles of the Masai Mara Reserve effectively continue the northern sweep of neighboring Tanzania’s Serengeti plains, thus forming one huge ecosystem. The Mara lands are famous for the annual Wildebeest migration which occurs from June to October when the Mara becomes host to an almost unimaginable half a million wildebeest seeking the grasses raised by the spring rains of April and May. Having exhausted the grazing in the northern Serengeti the wildebeest head north en masse. This is an awesome sight in the true meaning of the word which, when coupled with the sound of thousands upon thousands of hooves pounding the earth, makes it an unforgettable spectacle. The Wildebeest are not the only tenants of the land. The Mara is also home of zebra, elephants and big cats; cheetahs, lions and leopards. Hyena, jackal, buffalo, eland, impala, gazelle, warthog and the huge diversity of wildlife.
Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – Depart to Nairobi for your flight or overnight
Breakfast at your tented camp. Drive back to Nairobi for either an overnight or you will be dropped off at JKI Airport for your onward flight.