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KENYA & TANZANIA

K E N YA S A FA R I S TA N Z A N I A S A FA R I S MOMBASA ZANZIBAR

2009 – 2010

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Welcome to Kenya & Tanzania 2010 Welcome to the UK's biggest choice of holidays to East Africa! This brand new brochure from Somak Holidays is packed with good value and an African holiday to suit everyone. Along with classic safari choices, there are also two new safaris and three new beach resort hotels. We hope that you will enjoy one or more of these holidays in the coming months.

Why go to Kenya & Tanzania > Kenya offers extremely good value for money. It is the best place on earth for your first safari. Because the welcome is so warm many visitors return time and time again, and bring friends and family along too. > You are guaranteed to see lots of wildlife on daytime safaris. There is also the opportunity to get over the plains in the early morning in a hot air balloon, and sometimes you will be invited on a night safari. > In Tanzania you will find plenty of more exclusive, remote camps and lodges in the vast parks of the country. > Zanzibar and Mombasa offer exceptional beach holidays, and you can even get married in these exotic locations.

Why go now? > It is a great time to go to East Africa. The pound retains its strength against Kenyan and Tanzanian shillings. > The people of East Africa are very keen to welcome tourists to their country. They will show you their stunning landscapes, their wildlife close up, and invite you to enjoy their delicious food. > It is easier than ever to travel to East Africa. There is a choice of quality airlines and the option of travelling overnight or during the day.

Award-winning Somak Holidays Best Specialist Operator to Africa 2007, 2008 & 2009 Travel Weekly

Best Tour Operator to Africa 2006 Travel Trade Gazette

Best Eco-friendly Company 2007 Selling Long Haul

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Top Independent Operator to Africa 2006 & 2007 Travel Bulletin

Best Tour Operator to Africa 2006, 2007 & 2008 Selling Long Haul


Contents

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Responsible Tourism

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Upgrades

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Weddings in Paradise

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Somak in Kenya

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Somak Driver/Guides

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Kenya Map

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Kenya Game Parks

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Kenya Safaris

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Tanzania Map

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Tanzania Game Parks

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Tanzania Safaris

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Tailor-made

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Beaches of East Africa

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Airline Partners

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Holiday Guide

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Booking Form

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Booking Conditions

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Ashnil Aruba Lodge

The unmissable highlights of this new brochure

NEW SAFARI TASTER OPTION Flying Safari from Zanzibar – see page 45

From £769 per person Includes transfers from Zanzibar to Selous, 2 nights full board on safari and return to Zanzibar. It is easier than ever to try a safari, if you are staying at the beach in Zanzibar. This is a fantastic idea to try out a safari in one of the best parks in Tanzania. Stay at the Selous Riverside Camp for a unique experience.

ZANZIBAR Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar – see page 86

From £1415 per person Includes return scheduled flights, transfers and 7 nights all inclusive. This offers incredibly good value and will be extremely popular.

TANZANIA SAFARI 5 Serena Serengeti Safari – see page 36

Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro from £1585 per person Includes return scheduled flights, transfers, safari and 6 nights accommodation with 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners. A classic safari through contrasting landscapes with excellent opportunities for game viewing.

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KENYA SAFARI 5 Cheetah Safari with wedding option – see page 14

Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara From £1619 per person Includes return scheduled flights, transfers, safari and 7 nights accommodation with 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners. Two nights are spent at the Ashnil property deep in animal wilderness. Game drives will be thrilling with plenty of opportunities to see the big five, colourful birdlife and more. For those looking for an unusual wedding venue, it is possible to get married at Ashnil Samburu.

MOMBASA connoisseur collection AfroChic – see page 72

South Mombasa Fom £1679 per person Includes return scheduled flights, transfers and 7 nights full board. An exquisite new boutique property which will be very popular. Superb dining options and a lovely swimming pool.

KENYA 5 Heritage Flying Safari – see page 31

Samburu, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara From £2069 per person Includes return scheduled flights, transfers, safari and 7 nights full board (except Nairobi). Why drive when you can fly across Kenya to give you extra time on safari? This is an exciting safari taking in key areas for game viewing and offers accommodation in stunning lodges and camps.

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Responsible Tourism

Doing our best to protect the environment and to invest in local development projects

At Somak we take our responsibility towards the environment and to local communities seriously. Throughout our 41 year history we have been mindful of the actions of hotel management, and of the welfare of our staff and the locale in which we operate. Here are our pledges: > We recognise that the cultures, environments and economies we visit are fragile, requiring our sustained involvement for the future; > We prefer to use locally-owned and run services and to purchase food and equipment from a local source; > We provide financial support for local economic, environmental and conservation projects; > In our offices, we aim to reduce the levels of energy used and we recycle where possible.

Ashnil Aruba Lodge

We are active members of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), who place great emphasis on their members’ responsible tourism policies. For more information visit www.aito.co.uk Where can you go to ensure you have a memorable holiday and are kind to the environment? There are so many choices but here are three options for you. For more information please contact our team on 020 8423 3000.

The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses

the environment. They work very closely with the local communities to offer employment. In addition, profits are ploughed back into projects to provide education and water. See the following pages for Porini Camps: 32, 54, 56 and 60. Turtle Bay, Watamu, Kenya Turtle Bay – see page 80, is the first hotel to be awarded a ‘Silver Eco-rating’ by EcoTourism Kenya in recognition of their efforts to further sustainable tourism through the preservation of Kenya’s environmental and cultural heritage. At Turtle Bay the staff have been caring for the local community and environment for many years. In March 2004, this became an official policy of the hotel. The Cove Collection, Mombasa, Kenya The team behind The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses (page 76), The Gazi Retreat (page 77) and Sable Valley Treehouses (page 77) is committed to the local community. Their principle ideology is twofold: > The encouragement of local community participation in the running of the retreats wherever possible; > The preservation of the Cove as a natural area.

Ashnil Aruba Lodge, Kenya The team at Ashnil Aruba (page 71) encourage tree-planting in a bid to re-green the area, just one of many activities designed to promote responsible tourism and sustainable development within and outside Tsavo.

If you wish, you can engage with the local tribes, some 200 families from the Digo Tribe, in a number of ways: > A guided, interactive village visit > A guided visit to nearby mangrove forests > A trip in a small wooden canoe to the reef

Porini Camps, Kenya We are pleased to work with Porini Camps in Kenya. The company has an excellent reputation for establishing camps which have little impact on

Close by, the Kaya Forest has become an attraction, offering walks and a small education centre.

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Upgrades

Tempting ways to perfect your holiday

The Perfect Hotel It is often well worth paying a little extra to ensure you secure the best view, the best décor, the best room facilities or the best location within a hotel or lodge. We can advise you on the room upgrades available.

Choosing a hotel To assist you in selecting the accommodation that is most suitable for you, we have devised a ratings system based on our opinions and those of our customers, rather than local or international ratings. CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

Upgrade your flight for maximum comfort For a more enjoyable and comfortable flight, why not pay extra to fly business or first class? See page 95 for more information.

Upgrade to All Inclusive A selection of hotels offer an all inclusive option. All inclusive is a popular choice because you are in control of your spending, and there are no nasty surprises at the end of your holiday. The Southern Palms and Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa in Mombasa offer all inclusive options.

The Somak Connoisseur Collection is a selection of the finest hotels and tours featured in our portfolio. The holidays within this brochure bearing the Connoisseur Collection logo, offer a level of quality and exclusivity, which is likely to exceed the expectations of even the most discerning traveller. Sun Ratings Somak’s ‘Sun’ ratings give an overall view of a property and take account of factors such as accommodation, food, facilities and service.

 First-class standards

Executive Suite at Hemingways

of accommodation and service, usually with an excellent range of facilities.

 Good standards of accommodation and a range of facilities.

Upgrade your ‘Extras’ To smooth your way through the airport, why not upgrade to use an airport lounge? Withdraw from the crowds at Heathrow and enjoy some space, peace and free snacks and drinks. Newspapers and magazines and TV screens are there to keep you occupied. Somak Holidays offer a full range of extras, contact us for full details or see our website.

 Comfortable

accommodation offering medium-

class facilities.

 Simple accommodation offering basic facilities. 

Properties that are above average in a particular category. As standards of accommodation vary from country to country, Somak’s ‘Sun’ ratings reflect the standards to be expected within one particular country or region. It is generally not appropriate to compare ratings from one country to another.

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Kenya Airways Premier World


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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Weddings in Paradise

Get married in idyllic and exciting locations in East Africa

Ideal destinations for any occasion, Kenya and Tanzania are excellent choices for a wedding or renewal of vows. With palm-fringed beaches and dramatic scenery, a ceremony and celebration in East Africa always proves to be a breathtaking experience. Weddings can be informal and relaxed, barefoot on the beach or in tropical gardens, or completely formal, with black ties and wedding gowns in the bush, with wildlife for witnesses! A cocktail of formality and wilderness which evokes an era of adventure and romance.

Bluebay Beach Resort, Zanzibar

The most important point we can make is that getting married abroad is almost certainly more straightforward than you may think. We will advise you on all the necessary arrangements to make. One member of our team will liaise with you or your travel agent about all the details. We work closely with wedding co-ordinators at each hotel to confirm every detail, from the specific venue you require, musical arrangements and any extra personal touches which would make your day extra special. A number of our hotels in Kenya and Zanzibar offer wedding packages designed to be great value, easy to organise, romantic and enjoyable! For example at Mara Intrepids, Kenya (page 31), there is a choice of venues at the lodge for the ceremony. The wedding can take place at the side of the hippo pool, in a typical Masai manyatta or in the gardens. Traditional Masai warriors are on hand in their bright robes to add colour to the photographs, and a game drive is an unusual option for the afternoon of the wedding!

Pinewood Village Beach Resort, Mombasa

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On the coast at Serena Beach Hotel & Spa (page 75), there are lots of lovely touches included in the wedding package. A spa treatment and hair care is included for the bride, together with a special turndown service and an exclusive bubbly beach breakfast. A welcome addition is a fast-track check in, perfect after a long flight. In Zanzibar it is all about getting married and having the wedding breakfast on the beach. At Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach (page 90), local flowers and palm decorations make the venue smell and look romantic, dancers add drama at the ceremony, and couples benefit from a complimentary upgrade to a suite on their wedding night (subject to availability). We can also arrange 'Renewal of Vows'. For example this can be arranged at Pinewood Village Beach Resort, Mombasa (page 78), where a church choir can attend and really bring the ceremony to life! Your wedding guests may wish to assist you in paying for your wedding or honeymoon. This is becoming a popular wedding gift. Once you have made your booking with us and have a six-figure booking reference, then your guests can contribute as much as they like to the value of the holiday. Once they have contacted Somak Holidays and made a contribution, they will receive a personalised confirmation voucher to give you. Full information is contained in our Weddings in Paradise brochure which is available online at www.somak.com.


Mara Explorer

Safari Chat

Background information to help you choose the right safari

Game Drives: A safari promises both excitement and the unexpected – close encounters with wild animals, bumpy roads and helping out when the odds are down. Game drives normally take place early morning and evening and last between one and two hours. At some lake lodges game drives are not provided, optional excursions may be purchased locally. Game drives are not included at tree lodges, as they overlook waterholes and salt licks. Game viewing is not an exact science and sightings of particular species cannot be guaranteed. On The Road: Safaris often cover long distances on rough and uneven roads and may be dusty or muddy. Drives between game parks and lodges are made at a relatively high speed in order to make the journeys as comfortable as possible. Occasionally vehicles may become stuck in mud or even break down, but help is normally available nearby. Safari vehicles are not air-conditioned. Approximate distances are shown between points on each itinerary, these should be used as a guideline only, as travel may take longer than expected due to poor road conditions. Changes to itineraries and camps or lodges are sometimes unavoidable, e.g. due to rainfall, and it may be necessary to drive greater distances. It can be cool in the early morning and in the evening; please bring a light jacket or fleece. Three different Types of Safari: Classic Safari is a fixed itinerary with set departure days, shared with a small group of travellers in a Somak microbus in Kenya and a 4-wheel drive vehicle in Tanzania (guaranteed window seat). As there is generally good availability on classic safaris, they are easy to book and confirm. There is the option to pay for the exclusive use of a safari vehicle. Suggested Itinerary: An itinerary suggested by us that operates on any day of week. Game drives are usually conducted in the lodge’s or camp’s own vehicles and will be shared with other guests. There may be the option to pay for exclusive use of

safari vehicles. Booking and confirmation may take longer than the ‘classic safari’ as each element has to be confirmed separately. Tailor-made Holiday: A personalised itinerary suggested by you or your travel agent, to create your dream holiday. These may be adaptations of our ‘classic’ or ‘suggested itineraries’. Ballooning: Optional hot-air balloon flights can be arranged in Amboseli, the Masai Mara and Serengeti. This exhilarating experience starts at dawn, with approximately one hour in the air, followed by a bush breakfast complete with sparkling wine. The direction and duration of the flight is dependent on the weather. The balloon trip takes the place of the early morning game drive. Please note that adverse weather conditions, or other factors, may lead to the cancellation of the balloon flight, especially during the rainy season. Usually children under the age of 12 are not permitted; height restrictions apply. Children: Children are welcome on selected safaris. On overland safaris, we recommend that families with children book their own safari vehicle, to avoid concerns about disturbing fellow passengers. Children under the age of seven are not permitted at some lodges. Safaris By Air: A number of our itineraries include air transfers. Flights are in light aircraft and the baggage allowance is strictly 15 kg per person. Where possible, additional luggage can be left at your hotel or at the Somak Lounge and retrieved after the safari. Transfers and game drives will be provided by the lodge or camp. For other Kenya safaris you can fly rather than drive from the Masai Mara back to Nairobi for a supplement from £145 or from the Masai Mara to Mombasa for a supplement from £240. (Note: When flying from the Masai Mara to Mombasa entire luggage must be restricted to 15 kg.)

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4-wheel drive

Premier Safari Bus

Standard Safari

Driver Driver No access to viewing hatch

Driver

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Your Safari Vehicle Safari vehicles are driven by expert driver/guides. Somak microbuses in Kenya have game viewing hatches (only accessible from the rear seats, and not accessible from the front passenger seat), and are equipped with a cool box in which you can store your drinks. All Kenya safaris, unless otherwise indicated, use a maximum of seven seats, thus guaranteeing you a window seat. Four wheel drive vehicles are available for a supplement and seat up to five or seven passengers. If you wish to book a vehicle exclusive to your party, a supplement is payable. If party size is under four the vehicle will normally be a Premier microbus. Tanzania safaris operate using 4-wheel drive vehicles accommodating five or seven passengers.


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Somak Safari Lounge

Somak in Kenya

Established more than 40 years

Caring for you Somak is a family-run business that offers a ‘personal touch’. Founded in 1968 by Suresh Sofat and still run as a family business, the company had its origins in Kenya, carrying school children to and from England on what became known as the ‘Lollipop Specials’. Today Somak is the leading tour operator to East Africa. With highly experienced staff, the largest fleet of safari vehicles, and the most modern office complex in Nairobi, Somak is a gem in the country's tourism industry. With four decades of experience in organising holidays, Somak’s pedigree is unrivalled. In 2008 Somak was awarded the ‘Superbrand’ status, given to companies that outperform other companies in areas such as: > Customer loyalty > Goodwill > Longevity > Overall market acceptance Somak House, Nairobi

On arrival in Kenya With our staff of over 175 experienced professionals, all guests are safe in our hands. Our staff meet and greet you with a friendly smile. In fact what most people say when they arrive and see the Somak brand on uniforms and buses, is that they did not realise how big Somak is. A friendly, informative briefing is given to take you through your itinerary, and to provide background information and answer questions.

Workshop

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Somak’s unique lounge Guests can relax and recuperate in the comfortable Safari Lounge, the only one of its kind in East Africa. It is available to all Somak guests passing through Nairobi (time permitting), and is the perfect place to enjoy refreshments, an air-conditioned rest area and showers. Many guests consider this a huge benefit and comment on the welcome hot food and refreshing drinks. Safari Vehicles Somak microbuses are a common sight on a safari in East Africa. Each vehicle is driven by expert driver/guides, with extensive knowledge of the region and wildlife. Somak’s seven-seat microbus fleet now includes 100 microbuses, all providing a first-rate safari experience. In a development designed to offer an even better safari experience, Somak introduced its Premier Safari microbuses. You will enjoy one of these if you book an exclusive vehicle for a party of 4 or less. Your safety Somak’s workshop is headed up by a chief mechanic who was trained in Japan by Nissan, and who leads a dedicated support team. Together they maintain the fleet of 100 vehicles, all of which are fitted with HF radio.


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Somak Driver/Guides

We are delighted to receive feedback from guests. Often praise we read is for our driver/guides on safari in East Africa. Most have been in their role for many years, and repeat guests often ask for the same person each time they visit. The depth of their knowledge is remarkable; their passion for the work is great. Here are just five members of the team. We regret that we are not able to guarantee which driver/guide will be allocated to your safari, but all driver/guides are trained to the same very high standard.

Popular, friendly and knowledgeable team members to bring your safari to life

Simon Murage Wangai

Your feedback 53 year old Simon is a top class driver/guide who joined Somak in 1992. He is often on the go from 6.30am to late at night ensuring that each day's itinerary is carefully planned, and his vehicle is in good condition.

John Kabetu Kinuthia

Benedict Kilonzo Mutua A 'gentle giant' who has worked for Somak since 1995. He loves to answer questions about birdlife and wildlife and has plenty of stories about Kenya to tell.

Peter M. Gathanga Peter is 52 years old and is tremendously enthusiastic about tour guiding. He has been employed by Somak since 1993. He has a huge number of repeat guests who choose to return to Kenya to go on safari with him. Peter goes the extra mile and turns good safaris into exceptional ones.

Also affectionately know as ‘Big John’, Kinuthia has been in employment with Somak Travel since 1995. In addition to tour guiding, John is also a qualified mechanic and has rescued many safari vehicles that have experienced breakdowns! Richard Konana Massey Richard hails from Narok District and joined Somak in 1994. His knowledge of the diverse ethnic cultures in Kenya is legendary. Richard specialises in our Masai Safari where he can share his extensive knowledge of the culture, flora and fauna along the safari circuit.

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“My wife and I have just completed a Kenya Safari holiday with Somak. We would like to pass on our thanks to our driver, Benedict for the holiday. His extensive knowledge during game drives gave us an in-depth insight to all animals and birds which made the experience all the more enjoyable. He always placed our safari bus in the best places for photography. Nothing was too much trouble for him, which made our holiday a very memorable experience.” “I have never before felt the necessity to write to a travel company in praise of an employee. However, my family and I, and indeed all the other travellers in our particular vehicle, were so impressed with our driver Benedict, that I felt I should write this time.” “In the past we have had some excellent safaris but this year was truly outstanding! Our driver/guide Peter Gathanga is a pure genius and we cannot commend him highly enough in his ability.” “Thank you for arranging our driver, who helped to make the occasion so special.” “Our driver made the safari for us – so knowledgeable, cheerful and adaptable – also a good joke teller. He liked a good laugh and we felt as if he became a friend in that week.” “Excellent vehicle and driver/tour guide. On safari the driver went above and beyond to ensure our dream holiday came to life.”


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Kenya Map

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Flight box Kenya Airways fly daily, overnight, to Nairobi from Heathrow. Return daily, overnight.

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British Airways fly daily, daylight, to Nairobi from Heathrow. Return daily, overnight.

Currency: The Kenyan Shilling.

Virgin Atlantic fly daily, overnight, to Nairobi from Heathrow. Return daily, daylight, requiring a night in Nairobi before the flight.

Visas: British passport holders require a visa for Kenya, which can be arranged either before departure or on arrival. Non-British passport holders should check with the Kenyan High Commission.

Domestic flights are with local carriers.

Vaccinations: Vaccinations are recommended, please consult your doctor.

Flying time: Non-stop flights to Nairobi take approximately 9 hours. Time difference: Kenya is three hours ahead of GMT. Passports: Your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your date of return.

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Game Parks in Kenya

Kenya offers a whole host of fantastic national parks and reserves where you can enjoy the thrills of watching Africa’s outstanding game. The best known is undoubtedly the Masai Mara, but others such as Samburu, Tsavo and the lakes are also well worth a visit.

Aberdares National Park The park includes parts of the Aberdares Mountain Range, an area of exceptional natural beauty. In the lower foothills, leopards, bongos, buffaloes, elephants and black rhinos roam through the forests. Amboseli National Park Dominated by the imposing backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is home to an abundance of mammals and over 400 species of birds. Plains game, lions, cheetahs and vast herds of elephants wander freely. Lake Naivasha Over 450 species of birds have been recorded in and around this freshwater lake with the highest concentrations between October and March, when migrant birds from Europe are resident. Lake Nakuru National Park This fenced park provides sanctuary to one of the largest populations of rhinos in Kenya, plus Rothschild’s giraffes, leopards and lions. The alkaline lake often attracts concentrations of flamingoes, pelicans, cormorants and terns. Masai Mara National Reserve One of the world’s most enthralling wildlife theatres. The reserve plays host to countless species, including the ‘big five’ (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and the incredible spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration. Meru National Park Meru is just seven miles from the equator and to the north east of Nairobi. Meru is famous as the area where George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa, the lion cub and cared for orphaned cheetahs.

Mount Kenya National Park Kenya’s highest mountain sits astride the equator, its snow-capped summit rising to nearly 5,200 metres. The vegetation alters dramatically, from bamboo jungle and mountain forests to an alpine zone of strange, giant plants and finally, glaciers and snowfields. Samburu National Reserve 325 km north of Nairobi lies a dramatic and rugged landscape, the home of the colourful Samburu people. Game includes species rarely seen elsewhere such as Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes and Somali ostriches. Shaba National Reserve Close to Samburu, Shaba has reserved its place in the history of conservation as the area where Joy Adamson experimented with the release of handreared leopards. Shaba is a rugged wilderness featuring bubbling springs, rolling savannah, miles of scrub and desert and the Ewaso Nyiro River which supports a variety of wildlife. Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks Together these parks cover an area the size of Wales, forming one of the world’s largest game sanctuaries. Tsavo East is a biodiversity stronghold, whilst Tsavo West offers a dramatic landscape of mountains, plains, river forests and extinct volcanoes. Tsavo is famed for its elephant herds. The majestic Masai giraffe is also numbered among the park’s impressive array of wildlife. There is an excellent chance of seeing impalas, buffaloes, greater kudus, defassa waterbuck, lions, cheetahs and other predators. The famous Aruba Dam provides a strong draw for wildlife.

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Cheetah Safari 

From £1624

1 night Nairobi (Holiday Inn Hotel) – 2 nights Samburu (Ashnil Samburu Camp) – 1 night Lake Nakuru (Lake Nakuru Lodge) 3 nights Masai Mara (Mara Simba Lodge)

This 7-night safari includes accommodation in Samburu at the Ashnil Samburu Camp. It offers wonderful hospitality together with great game viewing experiences and good food.

Samburu • Nakuru •

Mt Kenya

• Nairobi • Masai Mara

Samburu is home to some of the most unique wildlife in Kenya and a host of birds. Deep in this animal wilderness lie the 24 deluxe tents of Ashnil Samburu Camp, spread out along the shady banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, under a thick stand of doum palms and acacia trees that are a feature of the area. The lovely swimming pool is a welcome place to cool off after, perhaps, a guided walk. To relax, there is a massage tent and refreshing sundowners are offered at night. Next stop is Lake Nakuru where thousands of pink flamingoes tint the horizon. Around the lake a game reserve has been created where the endangered black rhino is protected and may be seen along with antelopes, giraffes, lions and hyenas. Finally, the magnificent Masai Mara, famed for its vast numbers of plains game and the spectacular big cats. This safari operates every Sunday, plus from 3 July 2010 – 30 October 2010 it also operates on Fridays.

Ashnil Samburu Camp

Day 1 Friday or Sunday Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

world's finest game reserves. Overnight: Mara Simba Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 2 Saturday or Monday Nairobi Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and transferred to the Holiday Inn Hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure, or choose from a selection of optional excursions (book and pay locally). Overnight: Holiday Inn Hotel. Alternative hotels in Nairobi can be booked – please call for price and availability.

Day 7 Thursday or Saturday Masai Mara An early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed by a bubbly bush breakfast (optional extra) or take an early morning game drive. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Mara Simba Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 3 Sunday or Tuesday Samburu After breakfast drive north through rich farming areas and across the equator to the semi-arid and rugged landscape of the Samburu (360 kms). After lunch proceed on a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d) Day 4 Monday or Wednesday Samburu Early morning and late afternoon game drives enable you to see wildlife unique to this arid yet beautiful part of Kenya. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d) Day 5 Tuesday or Thursday Lake Nakuru After an early breakfast drive into the Great Rift Valley to the Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch (375 kms). Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park, host to flamingoes and the endangered rhinos among other big game species along the lake's shore. Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 6 Wednesday or Friday Masai Mara After an early breakfast drive to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch at the lodge (315 kms). Enjoy a late afternoon game drive in one of the

Lake Nakuru Lodge

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Day 8 Friday or Sunday Masai Mara An early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed by a bubbly bush breakfast (optional extra) or take an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Mara Simba Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 9 Saturday or Monday Extension or Heathrow After breakfast return to Nairobi (300 kms) and proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b) Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi on day 9 – £145 or from the Mara to Mombasa – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9. Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.

Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways. Alternative flights: British Airways – outbound daytime on Saturday or Monday Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Friday or Sunday; inbound daytime on Sunday or Tuesday with an additional night in Nairobi before returning to Heathrow.


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The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses

Top: Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa Bottom: Hilton Seychelles

Extensions MOMBASA Cheetah Safari & Mombasa

ZANZIBAR Cheetah Safari & Zanzibar

Day 9 Saturday or Monday – Return to Nairobi (300 km). Transfer to the airport for flight to Mombasa, transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

Day 9 Saturday or Monday – Return to Nairobi (300 km). Overnight: Holiday Inn.

Day 15 Friday or Sunday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

HIGHLIGHTS • • • • •

Day 10: Sunday or Tuesday – Transfer to the airport for the flight to Zanzibar, transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

WHAT’S INCLUDED • Driver/guide throughout • Includes 7 breakfasts (b), 6 lunches (l) & 6 dinners (d) • Guaranteed window seat

Day 16 Saturday or Monday – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

SEYCHELLES Cheetah Safari & Seychelles

EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES

MARA BALLOONING OPTION The Seychelles extension only operates when the safari departs Heathrow on a Sunday.

per person supplement Passengers 2 3 Premier 285 125 Standard n/a n/a 4x4 735 430

£265

Day 9 Monday – Return to Nairobi and transfer to the Holiday Inn for one night.

Excellent value Up to 5 game drives in the Masai Mara Lodges in prime positions Tent upgrades available in the Mara Pools at all lodges

per person

4 50 n/a 280

5 n/a 40 185

6 n/a 30 125

7 n/a 30 80

when pre-booked Day 10 Tuesday – Transfer to the airport for Kenya Airways flight to Seychelles. Met on arrival and transferred to your chosen hotel for next five nights.

MUCH MORE

in the UK

TENT UPGRADE: Pay £80 supplement per person to upgrade to a tent at Mara Simba Lodge for 2 nights and get 3rd night upgrade free.

Call 020 8423 3000

Day 15 Sunday – Fly Seychelles to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

HONEYMOONERS: Whilst staying at Ashnil Samburu Camp honeymooners receive wild flowers, a bottle of sparkling wine, a cake presented by staff (with a song and dance) plus one meal in private on tent balcony, weather permitting.

for conditions

Extensions to Lamu, Mauritius and Rwanda are possible – please call for details. CHEETAH SAFARI – 7 nights

2009 01 Oct10 Dec

11 Dec13 Dec

14 Dec

15 Dec

16 Dec17 Dec

18 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec28 Dec

2010 29 Dec27 Feb

28 Feb29 Mar

30 Mar31 Mar

01 Apr

02 Apr11 Jun

12 Jun16 Jul

17 Jul18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug

20 Aug30 Oct

31 Oct30 Nov

1830 1826 1822

1765 1891 1757

1884 1945 1876

2302 1945 1876

2328 2220 2177

2418 2336 2266

1983 2044 1975

1910 1965 1902

1827 1876 1807

1661 1762 1641

1624 1694 1815

1755 1779 1785

1824 1878 1855

1824 2039 2016

2398 2159 2135

1944 2159 2135

1944 1998 1974

1814 1867 1844

02 Oct06 Dec

11 Dec

13 Dec

18 Dec

20 Dec

25 Dec

27 Dec28 Feb

07 Mar21 Mar

28 Mar

04 Apr11 Apr

18 Apr23 May

30 May06 Jun

13 Jun

20 Jun

27 Jun18 Jul

23 Jul15 Aug

20 Aug24 Oct

29 Oct28 Nov

+ Southern Palms + Serena Beach Hotel & Spa + The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses

2016 2121 2281

2148 2379 2463

2248 2512 2592

2939 3186 3917

2992 3240 4096

2496 2572 2865

2371 2486 2651

2178 2364 2356

2030 2111 2139

1905 1962 1983

1875 1932 n/a

1944 2001 n/a

2036 2093 2115

2086 2208 2115

2206 2392 2184

2779 2965 2922

2311 2511 2468

2174 2368 2361

Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 14 nights Kenya Airways

02 Oct18 Oct

23 Oct06 Dec

11 Dec13 Dec

18 Dec20 Dec

25 Dec

27 Dec

03 Jan14 Mar

21 Mar

28 Mar

04 Apr23 May

30 May06 Jun

13 Jun20 Jun

27 Jun11 Jul

16 Jul18 Jul

23 Jul15 Aug

20 Aug24 Oct

29 Oct14 Nov

21 Nov28 Nov

+ Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach + Royal Zanzibar

2419 2460 2518

2419 2460 2332

2742 2785 2584

3422 3486 3271

2835 2970 2846

2699 2826 2793

2574 2652 2711

2436 2565 2430

2266 2322 2286

2140 2197 2170

2305 2236 2200

2397 2415 2292

2467 2549 2587

2593 2593 2587

3166 3166 3160

2616 2647 2706

2466 2539 2599

2383 2457 2328

01 Nov15 Nov

22 Nov06 Dec

13 Dec

20 Dec

27 Dec

03 Jan24 Jan

31 Jan21 Feb

28 Feb14 Mar

21 Mar

28 Mar

04 Apr23 May

30 May06 Jun

13 Jun27 Jun

04 Jul18 Jul

25 Jul15 Aug

22 Aug05 Sep

12 Sep17 Oct

24 Oct

3964 3053 n/a

4763 3766 n/a

3468 3139 n/a

3358 3029 2731

3415 3087 2788

3358 3029 2731

3328 3053 2701

3280 2963 2653

3155 2826 2528

3194 2866 2567

3309 2980 2682

3355 3027 2729

4221 3738 3385

3684 3200 2848

3624 3140 2788

3351 3022 2724

Kenya Airways British Airways Virgin Atlantic Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights Kenya Airways

Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Seychelles – 13 nights Kenya Airways

+ Hilton Seychelles + Paradise Sun + Coco De Mer Single supplements on request. Child Price:

3155 3155 2862 2862 2528 2587 on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Ashnil Samburu Camp

Kenya Royal 

From £2033

1 night Nairobi (Fairmont Norfolk Hotel) – 1 night Aberdares (The Ark) – 2 nights Samburu (Ashnil Samburu Camp) 1 night Mount Kenya (Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Fairmont Mara Safari Club)

A safari fit for royalty, following a classic route through some of Kenya's finest game reserves. Flights to and from the Masai Mara make short work of the long distances, whilst accommodation is in exclusive lodges in outstanding locations.

Samburu • • Mt Kenya • Aberdares • Nairobi • Masai Mara

One night is spent at the uniquely-shaped tree lodge, The Ark, designed with decks from which balconies provide superb vantage points for viewing the animals visiting the salt lick and waterhole. In Samburu, accommodation is in the Ashnil Samburu Camp. In a perfect position on the river bank this is a wonderful choice for a stay in Kenya. The camp is home to just 24 luxury tents, all circular, and carefully spread throughout the lush grounds. Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers 120 rooms and suites, and provides a wonderful base for a short stay with activities including swimming, walking and horse riding. The restaurant here offers an excellent variety of cuisine. Fairmont Mara Safari Club sits on an ox-bow bend of the River Mara. All 51 en suite tents have views of the hippo and crocodile filled river. Day 1 Monday Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Tuesday Nairobi On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure. Overnight: Fairmont Norfolk Hotel. Day 3 Wednesday Aberdares Drive to the highlands of the Aberdare range (180 km) and the Aberdare Country Club. The lodge's own transport will take you to The Ark. Please limit your luggage to an overnight bag (the remainder can be stored at The Aberdare Country Club). Afternoon at leisure or game viewing from the lodge’s viewing platforms. Overnight: The Ark. (b,l,d)

The Ark

Day 4 Thursday Samburu Depart for the Samburu National Reserve, stopping en route to collect your remaining luggage at the Aberdare Country Club (225 km). After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d) Day 5 Friday Samburu Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)

Day 7 Sunday Masai Mara Transfer for your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara (approximately 1.5 hours). An afternoon game drive by 4-wheel drive vehicle (a window seat cannot be guaranteed, and this part of the safari cannot be in an exclusive vehicle). Overnight: Fairmont Mara Safari Club. (b,l,d) Day 8 Monday Masai Mara An early morning balloon flight over the Mara, followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Fairmont Mara Safari Club. (b,l,d) Day 9 Tuesday Extension or Heathrow Light aircraft flight to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour), then proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b) Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 9 – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9. Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg. Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.

Day 6 Saturday Mount Kenya Drive to the slopes of Mount Kenya (170 km) arriving in time for lunch. The remainder of the day is free to relax. At Mount Kenya Safari Club the dress code is smart casual and no children are permitted in the dining area after 7pm. Overnight: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. (b,l,d) Fairmont Mara Safari Club

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways. Alternative flights: British Airways – outbound daytime on Tuesday Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Monday; inbound daytime on Wednesday with an additional night in Nairobi before returning to Heathrow.


1

Kiwayu

Top: The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses Bottom: The Z Hotel

Extensions MOMBASA Kenya Royal Safari & Mombasa

ZANZIBAR Kenya Royal Safari & Zanzibar

Day 9 Tuesday – Light aircraft flight to Wilson airport, Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for flight to Mombasa, transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

Day 9 Tuesday – Light aircraft flight to Wilson airport, Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Overnight: Fairmont Norfolk Hotel.

Day 15 Monday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

HIGHLIGHTS • Stay in beautiful Fairmont properties • Light aircraft flight to and from the Masai Mara

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Day 10 Wednesday – Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for the flight to Zanzibar, transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

• Driver/guide throughout • Includes 7 breakfasts (b), 6 lunches (l), & 6 dinners (d) • Guaranteed window seat (except days 7 & 8)

Day 16 Tuesday – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change). LAMU Kenya Royal Safari & Lamu

EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES

MARA BALLOONING OPTION

Day 9 Tuesday – Light aircraft flight from Masai Mara to Wilson airport, Nairobi and connect with onward flight to Lamu. Spend the next five nights at your chosen accommodation.

per person supplement Passengers 2 3 4 Premier 175 80 30 Standard n/a n/a n/a 4x4 460 270 175 Only applicable on days 3 – 6.

£265 per person

5 n/a 25 115

6 n/a 20 80

7 n/a 20 50

when pre-booked

Day 14 Sunday – Light aircraft flight from Lamu to Wilson airport, Nairobi. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for your overnight flight to Heathrow.

in the UK Call 020 8423 3000 for conditions

Extensions to Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible – please call for details.

KENYA ROYAL – 7 nights

2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec-

16 Dec17 Dec

18 Dec23 Dec

24 Dec-

25 Dec30 Dec

31 Dec-

2010 01 Jan29 Mar

30 Mar31 Mar

01 Apr-

02 Apr26 Jun

27 Jun16 Jul

17 Jul18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug-

20 Aug26 Oct

27 Oct29 Oct

30 Oct30 Nov

2271 2322 2289

2702 2332 2302

2775 2620 2655

2924 2842 2805

2879 2731 2759

2479 2540 2497

2357 2503 2375

2310 2359 2316

2104 2182 2098

2033 2133 2238

2182 2174 2243

2291 2345 2353

2291 2506 2514

2864 2626 2634

2411 2626 2634

2411 2464 2473

2245 2359 2289

2195 2256 2251

05 Oct26 Oct

02 Nov23 Nov

30 Nov07 Dec

14 Dec

21 Dec

28 Dec22 Mar

29 Mar

05 Apr12 Apr

19 Apr

26 Apr24 May

31 May21 Jun

28 Jun

05 Jul12 Jul

19 Jul16 Aug

23 Aug18 Oct

25 Oct

01 Nov22 Nov

29 Nov

+ Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa + The Sands at Nomad + The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses

2518 2561 2920

2337 2380 2738

2440 2483 2841

3099 2898 3000

3544 3428 3536

2695 2793 3039

2392 2485 2807

2263 2356 2678

2263 n/a 2631

2263 n/a 2535

2334 n/a 2607

2484 2625 2756

2622 2691 3002

3195 3265 3575

2724 2771 3121

2637 n/a 3038

2385 n/a 2786

2491 n/a 2892

Safari + Lamu – 12 nights Kenya Airways

05 Oct19 Oct

26 Oct07 Dec

14 Dec

21 Dec

28 Dec

04 Jan15 Feb

22 Feb22 Mar

29 Mar

05 Apr12 Apr

19 Apr21 Jun

28 Jun

05 Jul12 Jul

19 Jul16 Aug

23 Aug13 Sep

20 Sep

27 Sep18 Oct

25 Oct

01 Nov29 Nov

+ Kiwayu + Manda Bay + Kipungani Explorer

4081 3976 3328

4048 3942 3182

4410 4207 3457

4940 4764 4051

4216 4449 3371

3950 4384 3305

3512 4384 3305

3335 4206 n/a

n/a 4077 n/a

n/a n/a n/a

n/a 4497 3332

n/a 4564 3399

4247 5137 3972

3794 4683 3518

3837 4544 3458

3991 4424 3458

3967 4400 3322

3821 4255 3176

Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 14 nights Kenya Airways

05 Oct07 Dec

14 Dec

21 Dec

28 Dec

04 Jan22 Mar

29 Mar05 Apr

12 Apr17 May

24 May14 Jun

21 Jun

28 Jun

05 Jul12 Jul

19 Jul

26 Jul16 Aug

23 Aug11 Oct

18 Oct

25 Oct

01 Nov22 Nov

29 Nov

2782 3063 3254 4078 3252 4045 on request.

3570 4332 4581

3091 3612 3689

2892 3346 3495

2654 2806 2914

n/a 2677 2785

2644 2749 2857

2688 2749 3047

2864 2916 3252

2931 3332 3401

3504 3988 4055

3504 4153 4055

3050 3452 3439

2938 n/a 3379

2896 n/a 3337

2644 n/a 3085

2763 n/a 3204

Kenya Airways British Airways Virgin Atlantic Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights Kenya Airways

+ The Z Hotel + Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski + Diamonds La Gemma Dell’est Single supplements on request. Child Price:

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Masai Safari 

From £1558

1 night Nairobi (Nairobi Serena Hotel) – 2 nights Samburu (Samburu Serena Safari Lodge) – 1 night Aberdares (Serena Mountain Lodge) – 1 night Lake Nakuru (Lake Nakuru Lodge) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Mara Serena Safari Lodge)

Travelling through some of the richest game areas in the world, the Masai Safari presents excellent opportunities for viewing the ‘big five’. It includes the Masai Mara, home to the greatest wildlife show on earth. Samburu • Aberdares• Mt Kenya Nakuru • • Nairobi • Masai Mara

The Samburu Reserve, home to the colourful Samburu people, is a dramatic and rugged landscape. A host of plains game along with the ‘big five’ are accompanied by a variety of exotic birds including eagles, falcons and bateleurs. As you approach Lake Nakuru, you may be fortunate enough to witness a pink cloud on the horizon which gradually reveals its source, thousands of pink flamingoes, a magnificent sight of immense beauty. Around the lake a game reserve has been created where the endangered black rhino is protected and may be seen along with antelopes, giraffes, lions and hyenas. With the exception of Lake Nakuru, accommodation is at the beautifully designed Serena Lodges. This safari operates every Sunday, plus from 3 July 2010 – 30 October 2010 it also operates on Fridays.

Day 2 Saturday or Monday Nairobi On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure or choose from a selection of optional excursions (book and pay locally). Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel.

Day 7 Thursday or Saturday Masai Mara After an early breakfast, descend to the floor of the Great Rift Valley and into the Masai Mara (370 km). Lunch will be taken en route to your lodge. A late afternoon game drive in one of the world's richest wildlife reserves will prove to be an exhilarating experience. Overnight: Mara Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 3 Sunday or Tuesday Samburu Travel to the Samburu National Reserve (360 km) and check in to your lodge for lunch. A late afternoon game drive with possible sightings of species which are seldom seen elsewhere, including Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes and blue-legged Somali ostriches. Overnight: Samburu Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 8 Friday or Sunday Masai Mara An opportunity to enjoy an early morning balloon flight over the Mara and a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Time to relax by the pool and marvel at the endless panorama which stretches out before you. A second game drive will take place this afternoon. Overnight: Mara Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 4 Monday or Wednesday Samburu Morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight: Samburu Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 9 Saturday or Monday Extension or Heathrow Return to Nairobi (360 km), then proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)

Day 5 Tuesday or Thursday Aberdares Drive to the slopes of Mount Kenya and check in to Mountain Lodge (240 km) where lunch has been arranged. Spend the afternoon viewing game from the lodge. Overnight: Serena Mountain Lodge. (b,l,d)

Option to fly on day 9 from the Mara to Nairobi – £145 or Mara to Mombasa – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.

Day 1 Friday or Sunday Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

Samburu Serena Safari Lodge

Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg. Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.

Day 6 Wednesday or Friday Lake Nakuru After breakfast continue to Lake Nakuru (240 km). Lunch at the lodge, which enjoys spectacular views of the lake and often a flamboyance of flamingoes. An afternoon game drive with possible sightings of the endangered black rhino. Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge. (b,l,d) Mara Serena Safari Lodge

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways. Alternative flights: British Airways – outbound daytime on Saturday or Monday Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Friday or Sunday; inbound daytime on Sunday or Tuesday with an additional night in Nairobi before returning to Heathrow.


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Garden Room, Serena Beach Hotel & Spa

Top: Fairmont Zanzibar Bottom: Coco de Mer

Extensions MOMBASA Masai Safari & Mombasa

ZANZIBAR Masai Safari & Zanzibar

Day 9 Saturday or Monday – Return to Nairobi (360 km). Transfer to the airport for flight to Mombasa, transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

Day 9 Saturday or Monday – Return to Nairobi (360 km). Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel.

Day 15 Friday or Sunday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

HIGHLIGHTS • • • •

Day 10 Sunday or Tuesday – Transfer to the airport for the flight to Zanzibar, transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

WHAT’S INCLUDED • Driver/guide throughout • Includes 7 breakfasts (b), 6 lunches (l) & 6 dinners (d) • Guaranteed window seat

Day 16 Saturday or Monday – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

SEYCHELLES Masai Safari & Seychelles

EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES

MARA BALLOONING OPTION

The Seychelles extension only operates when the safari departs Heathrow on a Sunday.

per person supplement Passengers 2 3 Premier 305 135 Standard n/a n/a 4x4 815 475

£265

Day 9 Monday – Return to Nairobi and transfer to the Nairobi Serena Hotel for one night.

‘Bubbly’ breakfasts at luxury Serena lodges Hippo pool breakfast in the Masai Mara Game-watch in the famous Masai Mara Fabulous bird spectacle at Lake Nakuru

4 55 n/a 310

5 n/a 40 205

6 n/a 30 140

7 n/a 30 90

per person MUCH MORE

when pre-booked

Day 10 Tuesday – Transfer to the airport for Kenya Airways flight to Seychelles. Met on arrival and transferred to your chosen hotel for next five nights. Day 15 Sunday – Fly Seychelles to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

in the UK

ALL SOMAK GUESTS: Receive a free hippo pool breakfast in the Masai Mara.

Call

HONEYMOONERS: Receive a bottle of wine and fruit platter in room on arrival at the Samburu Serena Safari Lodge and the Mara Serena Safari Lodge.

020 8423 3000 for conditions

Extensions to Lamu, Mauritius and Rwanda are possible – please call for details. MASAI SAFARI – 7 nights

2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec

16 Dec17 Dec

18 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec30 Dec

31 Dec

2010 01 Jan25 Jan

26 Jan26 Mar

27 Mar31 Mar

01 Apr

02 Apr23 Jun

24 Jun16 Jul

17 Jul18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug

20 Aug25 Oct

26 Oct31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

1759 1820 1773

2099 1742 1696

2207 2056 2078

2325 2242 2196

1879 1940 1894

1759 1854 1772

1705 1724 1706

1779 1828 1780

1649 1698 1650

1620 1674 1833

1602 1674 1654

1719 1773 1771

1719 1934 1932

2293 2054 2051

1839 2054 2051

1839 1893 1890

1690 1787 1741

1558 1612 1610

02 Oct25 Oct

30 Oct06 Dec

11 Dec

13 Dec

18 Dec20 Dec

25 Dec

27 Dec

03 Jan21 Feb

28 Feb21 Mar

28 Mar

04 Apr11 Apr

18 Apr23 May

30 May13 Jun

20 Jun

27 Jun18 Jul

23 Jul15 Aug

20 Aug24 Oct

29 Oct28 Nov

+ Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas 2638 + Serena Beach Hotel & Spa 2147 + Indian Ocean Beach Resort 1992

2476 1952 1802

2860 2176 1919

3070 2309 1995

3799 3121 2724

3106 2468 2146

2865 2382 2060

2735 2346 2024

2626 2238 1915

2595 1994 1858

2497 1880 1758

-1 1850 1728

2558 1940 1819

2558 2055 1819

2675 2287 1964

3292 2860 2537

2838 2406 2084

2599 2174 1859

Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 14 nights Kenya Airways

02 Oct18 Oct

23 Oct25 Oct

30 Oct06 Dec

11 Dec13 Dec

18 Dec20 Dec

25 Dec

27 Dec

03 Jan24 Jan

31 Jan21 Feb

28 Feb21 Mar

28 Mar13 Jun

20 Jun

27 Jun

02 Jul18 Jul

23 Jul15 Aug

20 Aug24 Oct

29 Oct31 Oct

07 Nov28 Nov

+ Ocean Paradise + Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel + Fairmont Zanzibar

2507 2590 2433

2507 2491 2433

2346 2393 2323

2571 2532 2405

3317 3321 3104

2758 2971 2636

2617 2917 2583

2382 2551 2390

2490 2660 2499

2382 2551 2390

2127 2483 2304

2251 2483 2275

2400 2569 2361

2442 2600 2487

3069 3173 3060

2583 2719 2607

2354 2524 2315

2204 2439 2271

01 Nov29 Nov

06 Dec

13 Dec

20 Dec

27 Dec

03 Jan24 Jan

31 Jan07 Feb

14 Feb21 Feb

28 Feb14 Mar

21 Mar28 Mar

04 Apr18 Apr

25 Apr23 May

30 May20 Jun

27 Jun18 Jul

25 Jul15 Aug

22 Aug05 Sep

12 Sep17 Oct

24 Oct

3067 3062 2417 2650 2500 2494 on request.

3784 3095 n/a

4667 3890 n/a

3385 2675 n/a

3223 2530 2596

3331 2710 2704

3331 2621 2704

3223 2512 2596

3193 2572 2566

3094 2473 2467

3064 2353 2437

3155 2444 2528

3272 2651 2645

4137 3307 3302

3600 2681 2764

3540 2621 2704

3267 n/a 2640

Kenya Airways British Airways Virgin Atlantic Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights Kenya Airways

Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Seychelles – 13 nights Kenya Airways

+ Hilton Seychelles + Le Meridien Barbarons + Coco De Mer Single supplements on request. Child Price:

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Samburu Safari 

From £1514

1 night Nairobi (Holiday Inn) – 2 nights Samburu (Samburu Game Lodge) – 1 night Aberdares (Treetops) 1 night Lake Nakuru or Lake Naivasha – (Lake Nakuru Lodge or Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Keekorok Lodge)

A superb introduction to the splendours of Kenya, visiting a variety of key national parks and game reserves along a classic safari circuit. Accommodation in memorable locations includes an overnight stay at Treetops.

Samburu • Aberdares • Mt Kenya Nakuru • Naivasha • Nairobi • Masai Mara

Treetops is one of the most famous game viewing lodges in the world. It overlooks a waterhole and salt lick high in the Aberdare National Park. The lodge rises straight out of the ground on stilts, and open balconies are the ideal vantage points for viewing and photographing game. This itinerary takes in either Lake Nakuru or Lake Naivasha where a variety of birds including numerous bright pink flamingoes often entertain. Keekorok Lodge was the first lodge built in the Masai Mara and is in a prime position to enjoy the wildebeest migration. A hippo pool in the grounds provides hours of entertainment. Crocodiles also inhabit the water, and buffalo might meander nearby. Hot-air balloons take off a few minutes drive from Keekorok, so this is a fantastic ‘optional extra’.

Day 1 Friday or Sunday Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Saturday or Monday Nairobi On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure or choose from a selection of optional excursions (book and pay locally). Overnight: Holiday Inn. Day 3 Sunday or Tuesday Samburu Drive north across the equator to the Samburu National Reserve (360 km) and check in to your lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Samburu Game Lodge. (b,l,d)

Treetops

Day 4 Monday or Wednesday Samburu Morning and late afternoon game drives in this open savannah which is traversed by the Ewaso Nyiro River. The river is populated by hippos and crocodiles, whilst the park is home to a host of animals including several species which are rarely seen in numbers elsewhere including Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffes and long-necked gerenuks. Overnight: Samburu Game Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 5 Tuesday or Thursday Aberdares Drive south into the Aberdare National Park (220 km) and take lunch at the Outspan Hotel. Transfer to Treetops (please limit your luggage to an overnight bag – the remainder can be stored at Outspan. Bathroom facilities are shared). Overnight: Treetops. (b,l,d) Day 6 Wednesday or Friday Lake Nakuru or Lake Naivasha An early morning transfer to Outspan Hotel for breakfast and to collect your luggage. Descend into the Great Rift Valley and continue on to Lake Nakuru for an

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

afternoon game drive. Overnight at Lake Nakuru or Lake Naivasha. Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge or Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 7 Thursday or Saturday Masai Mara Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve (320 km). An afternoon game drive. Overnight: Keekorok Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 8 Friday or Sunday Masai Mara Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over the Mara, followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Relax by the pool overlooking the endless panorama stretched out before you. Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Keekorok Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 9 Saturday or Monday Extension or Heathrow After breakfast, return to Nairobi (300 km), proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b) Option to fly on day 9 from the Mara to Nairobi – £145 or Mara to Mombasa – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9. Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg. Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.

Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways. Alternative flights: British Airways – outbound daytime on Saturday or Monday Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Friday or Sunday; inbound daytime on Sunday or Tuesday with an additional night in Nairobi before returning to Heathrow.


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Rwanda

Top: Fumba Beach Lodge Bottom: Southern Palms

Extensions MOMBASA Samburu Safari & Mombasa

RWANDA Samburu Safari & Rwanda

Day 9 Saturday or Monday – Return to Nairobi (360 km). Transfer to the airport for flight to Mombasa, transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

This option is taken before the Samburu Safari.

Day 15 Friday or Sunday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

HIGHLIGHTS • Combination of a lake and parks • Overnight at Treetops • Masai Mara

Day 1 Tuesday or Thursday – Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight flight to Kigali (via Nairobi, plane change).

WHAT’S INCLUDED • Driver/guide throughout • Includes 7 breakfasts (b), 6 lunches (l), & 6 dinners (d) • Guaranteed window seat

Day 2 Wednesday or Friday – Met and transferred (approximately 2 hours) to Ruhengeri in the northwest part of Rwanda, the main base town for gorilla tracking. Overnight: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge.

ZANZIBAR Samburu Safari & Zanzibar Day 9 Saturday or Monday – Return to Nairobi (360 km). Overnight: Holiday Inn. Day 10 Sunday or Tuesday – Transfer to the airport for the flight to Zanzibar, transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights. Day 16 Saturday or Monday – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

MARA BALLOONING OPTION £265 per person

Day 3 Thursday or Saturday – Gorilla Trekking. Transfer to the Park Office for all the gorilla trekking formalities before starting your trek, which will vary in length depending on which gorilla group you are assigned to. After locating your assigned gorilla group you will spend one hour in their company before heading back down the volcano slopes. Overnight: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge. (b,l,d)

EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES per person supplement Passengers 2 3 Premier 285 125 Standard n/a n/a 4x4 755 440

4 50 n/a 285

5 n/a 40 190

6 n/a 30 130

7 n/a 30 85

When travelling in an exclusive vehicle you can upgrade to Larsens Camp (page 55) on days 3 and 4, please call for details and prices.

Day 4 Friday or Sunday – Opportunity to trek another gorilla family (optional extra). After lunch drive back to Kigali. Overnight: Kigali Serena Hotel. (b,l) Day 5 Saturday or Monday – Fly Kigali to Nairobi and start the Samburu Safari as per itinerary.

when pre-booked in the UK

Extensions to Lamu, Mauritius and Seychelles are possible – please call for details.

Call 020 8423 3000 for conditions SAMBURU SAFARI – 7 nights Kenya Airways British Airways Virgin Atlantic Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights Kenya Airways

2009

2010

01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec

16 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

01 Jan28 Mar

29 Mar31 Mar

01 Apr

02 Apr03 Apr

04 Apr

05 Apr24 Jun

25 Jun27 Jun

28 Jun16 Jul

17 Jul18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug

20 Aug06 Sep

07 Sep31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

1700 1761 1692

2118 1761 1692

2236 2154 2085

1836 1897 1828

1713 1766 1693

1645 1694 1625

1620 1674 1812

1584 1674 1615

1514 1602 1544

1521 1538 1551

1602 1620 1632

1662 1716 1692

1662 1877 1853

2235 1996 1973

1782 1996 1973

1782 1835 1812

1722 1776 1752

1622 1675 1652

02 Oct06 Dec

11 Dec

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01 Jan19 Mar

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26 Mar28 Mar

02 Apr

04 Apr20 Jun

25 Jun27 Jun

02 Jul18 Jul

23 Jul15 Aug

20 Aug05 Sep

10 Sep31 Oct

05 Nov28 Nov

+ Southern Palms + Voyager Beach Resort + Sun ‘n’ Sand Beach Resort

1848 1927 1899

1878 1880 1871

1979 1925 1957

2718 2632 2725

2709 2580 2717

2240 2097 2283

2152 2080 2195

2008 2016 2016

1896 1946 1921

1827 1927 1870

1779 1875 1822

1729 1829 1752

1897 1948 1840

1957 2007 1921

2530 2580 2494

2062 2108 2041

1974 2010 2003

1874 1909 1902

Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 14 nights Kenya Airways

02 Oct06 Dec

11 Dec

13 Dec

18 Dec20 Dec

25 Dec

27 Dec

01 Jan03 Jan

08 Jan19 Mar

21 Mar

26 Mar28 Mar

02 Apr16 May

21 May30 May

04 Jun20 Jun

25 Jun11 Jul

16 Jul18 Jul

23 Jul15 Aug

20 Aug24 Oct

29 Oct28 Nov

+ Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach + Fumba Beach Lodge

2337 2379 2272

2463 2486 2407

2559 2601 2428

3234 3297 3045

2665 2800 2618

2565 2692 2601

2371 2449 2449

2403 2482 2304

2291 2419 2143

2192 2238 2075

2101 2157 2027

2063 2057 2074

2126 2144 2074

2304 2387 2252

2430 2430 2252

3003 3003 2825

2454 2484 2372

2318 2391 2278

Rwanda + Samburu Safari – 10 nights Kenya Airways

01 Oct22 Oct

27 Oct10 Dec

15 Dec24 Dec

29 Dec31 Dec

05 Jan21 Jan

26 Jan25 Feb

02 Mar25 Mar

30 Mar

01 Apr17 Jun

22 Jun22 Jun

24 Jun

29 Jun15 Jul

20 Jul17 Aug

19 Aug02 Sep

07 Sep21 Oct

26 Oct28 Oct

02 Nov25 Nov

Rwanda Safari Trek + Samburu Safari

3032

2992

3612

3146

3080

3112

3050

2983

2913

2956

3001

3061

3718

3180

3121

3087

3020

Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Karibu Kenya 

From £2296

1 night Aberdares (Serena Mountain Lodge) – 2 nights Samburu (Ashnil Samburu Camp) 1 night Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Sweetwaters Tented Camp) – 3 nights Masai Mara (Kicheche Mara Camp)

Four unique camps offering excellent opportunities to see wildlife, sometimes even without leaving camp. All but one night is spent under canvas, but these are no ordinary tents. Each is luxuriously decorated and has modern facilities. Samburu • Ol Pejeta •• Aberdares • Nairobi • Masai Mara

Highlights are hard to pick, there are so many, but at Aberdares you are on the slopes of the magnificent Mount Kenya; at Samburu enjoy Ashnil’s prime location and hospitality; at Sweetwaters see chimpanzees and try camel-trekking in addition to gazing at the waterhole, and at Kicheche, enjoy the location – a prime wildlife area of the northern Mara plains. The 9-day itinerary includes light aircraft transfers (days 6 and 9) to make short work of the distances between camps. An excellent choice for discerning safari-lovers.

Day 1 Friday Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight flight to Nairobi. Day 2 Saturday Aberdares Transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge, where you can freshen up before departing for the slopes of Mount Kenya and to Mountain Lodge (180 kms). After lunch, afternoon is spent viewing game from the lodge. Overnight: Serena Mountain Lodge. (l,d) Day 3 Sunday Samburu After breakfast depart for the Samburu National Reserve (240 kms). After lunch, proceed on a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)

Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 4 Monday Samburu Early morning and late afternoon game drives enable you to see wildlife unique to this arid yet beautiful part of Kenya. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight at the Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d) Day 5 Tuesday Ol Pejeta After breakfast, depart for the Ol Pejeta Conservancy (190 kms) and to the Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive in the Conservancy and a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp. (b,l,d) Day 6 Wednesday Masai Mara After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip at Nanyuki for your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara (approximately 1.5 hours). An afternoon game drive by 4 wheel drive vehicle (a window seat cannot be guaranteed, and this part of the safari cannot be in an exclusive vehicle). Overnight: Kicheche Mara Camp. (b,l,d)

Kicheche Mara

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

Day 7 Thursday Masai Mara An early morning balloon flight over the Mara, followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra), or a morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Kicheche Mara Camp. (b,l,d) Day 8 Friday Masai Mara An early morning balloon flight over the Mara, followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra), or a morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Kicheche Mara Camp. (b,l,d) Day 9 Saturday Extension or Heathrow Light aircraft flight to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour), then proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b) Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 9 – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9. Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg. Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.

Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways. Alternative flights: British Airways – outbound daytime on Friday with night in Nairobi. Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Friday; inbound daytime on Sunday with an additional night in Nairobi before returning to Heathrow.


2

Pinewood Village Beach Resort

Top: The Z Hotel Bottom: Kipungani Explorer

Extensions MOMBASA Karibu Kenya & Mombasa

LAMU Karibu Kenya & Lamu

HIGHLIGHTS

Day 9 Saturday – Light aircraft flight to Wilson airport, Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for flight to Mombasa, transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

Day 9 Saturday – Light aircraft flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi Wilson airport and connect with onward flight to Lamu. Spend the next five nights at your chosen accommodation.

• Light aircraft flights

Day 15 Friday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

Day 14 Thursday – Light aircraft flight from Lamu to Wilson airport, Nairobi. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for your overnight flight to Heathrow.

• Luxury tented accommodation • Big five plus chimpanzees and camel-trekking • Superbly located camps and lodges

WHAT’S INCLUDED • 7 nights accommodation • Game viewing as specified • 7 breakfasts (b), 7 lunches (l) and 7 dinners (d) • Guaranteed window seat

ZANZIBAR Karibu Kenya & Zanzibar

MARA BALLOONING OPTION

Day 9 Saturday – Light aircraft flight to Wilson airport, Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel.

EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES

£265

per person supplement Passengers 2 3 4 Premier 240 150 60 Standard n/a n/a n/a 4x4 650 390 250 Only applicable on days 2 – 5.

per person

Day 10 Sunday – Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for the flight to Zanzibar, transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

when pre-booked in the UK

Day 16 Saturday – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

5 n/a 40 175

6 n/a 30 120

7 n/a 30 80

Call 020 8423 3000 for conditions

Extensions to Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible – please call for details.

KARIBU KENYA – 7 nights

2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec

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20 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan28 Feb

01 Mar24 Mar

25 Mar26 May

27 May29 May

30 May25 Jun

26 Jun16 Jul

17 Jul18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug

20 Aug25 Oct

26 Oct28 Oct

29 Oct31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

2586 2736 2601

3017 2749 2614

3030 3036 2902

3121 3127 2992

2681 2830 2695

2543 2679 2544

2447 2583 2448

n/a n/a n/a

2296 2437 2347

2430 2571 2481

2549 2690 2601

2549 2851 2762

3122 2971 2881

2669 2971 2881

2669 2810 2720

2530 2671 2582

2454 2595 2505

2338 2479 2389

02 Oct23 Oct

30 Oct27 Nov

04 Dec

11 Dec

18 Dec

25 Dec

01 Jan22 Jan

29 Jan26 Feb

05 Mar19 Mar

26 Mar21 May

28 May

04 Jun18 Jun

25 Jun

02 Jul16 Jul

23 Jul13 Aug

20 Aug22 Oct

29 Oct

05 Nov26 Nov

+ Pinewood Village Beach Resort + Indian Ocean Beach Resort + Tented Beach Retreat Gazi Bay

2857 2771 2743

2705 2611 2611

2702 2553 2553

3101 2824 2671

3651 3451 3222

3261 2947 2914

2814 2730 2730

2888 2788 2788

2770 2691 2691

n/a n/a n/a

2541 2477 2505

2639 2567 2596

2754 2646 2675

2873 2794 2794

3468 3367 3367

3014 2914 2914

2777 2670 2699

2662 2554 2583

Safari + Lamu – 12 nights Kenya Airways

02 Oct16 Oct

23 Oct

30 Oct04 Dec

11 Dec

18 Dec

25 Dec

01 Jan12 Feb

19 Feb

26 Feb19 Mar

26 Mar18 Jun

25 Jun

02 Jul09 Jul

16 Jul

23 Jul13 Aug

20 Aug17 Sep

24 Sep22 Oct

29 Oct

05 Nov26 Nov

+ Kiwayu + Manda Bay + Kipungani Explorer

4399 4293 3646

4399 4293 3556

4268 4162 3402

4550 4330 3462

5156 4953 4331

4820 4754 3676

4183 4617 3538

3920 4617 3538

3708 4580 3501

n/a n/a n/a

n/a 4702 3537

n/a 4822 3656

3932 4822 3656

4505 5395 4230

4052 4941 3776

4249 4682 3716

4094 4527 3449

3978 4411 3333

Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 14 nights Kenya Airways

02 Oct16 Oct

23 Oct

30 Oct04 Dec

11 Dec

18 Dec

25 Dec

01 Jan26 Feb

05 Mar19 Mar

26 Mar21 May

28 May

04 Jun18 Jun

25 Jun

02 Jul16 Jul

23 Jul13 Aug

20 Aug22 Oct

29 Oct

05 Nov19 Nov

26 Nov

3352 3166 3293 3293 3090 3090 on request.

3034 3162 2959

3223 3394 3217

3902 4117 3777

3566 3689 3412

3391 3333 3120

3295 3236 2975

n/a n/a n/a

2818 2854 2837

2909 2989 2945

3063 3154 3059

3333 3339 3178

3906 3912 3751

3452 3393 3297

3237 3178 3030

3121 3062 2915

2889 3055 2907

Kenya Airways British Airways Virgin Atlantic Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights Kenya Airways

+ Royal Zanzibar + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach + The Z Hotel Single supplements on request. Child Price:

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Thorn Tree Safari 

From £1267

1 night Aberdares (Treetops) – 1 night Lake Naivasha (Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Mara Simba Lodge)

This is one of Somak’s most popular short safaris because it offers a wonderful combination of mountain scenery, lake birds and plains dotted with game. En route there are thorn trees: flat-topped, umbrella trees, where traditionally, travellers would post messages for each other! This itinerary starts in Aberdares National Park, an area of exceptional natural beauty. Your stay here is at Treetops, one of the most famous game viewing lodges in the world. Naivasha •

Onto Lake Naivasha where over 450 species of birds have been recorded in and around this freshwater lake, with the highest concentrations between October and March.

• Aberdares • Nairobi

Finally, the safari ends in the world-famous Masai Mara, home to the ‘big five’. Accommodation is at Mara Simba Lodge. The lodge sits overlooking a bend on the bank of the Talek, a tributary of the Mara River, gently blending into the surrounding wilderness.

• Masai Mara

Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar and Seychelles and Mauritius are available. This safari operates every Monday, plus from 03 Jul 2010 - 30 October 2010 it also operates on Fridays. Day 4 Thursday or Monday Masai Mara Drive to the Masai Mara (250 km). Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Mara Simba Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 1 Monday or Friday Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Tuesday or Saturday Aberdares Transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge, where you can freshen up before departing for lunch at the Outspan Hotel (180 km). Transfer to Treetops. (Limit your luggage to an overnight bag, the rest can be stored at Outspan. Bathroom facilities are shared). Overnight: Treetops. (l,d) Day 3 Wed or Sun Lake Nakuru–Lake Naivasha Drive to Lake Nakuru (180 km), collecting luggage en route. Enjoy a game drive in the Lake Nakuru National Park, sanctuary to one of the largest populations of rhinos in Kenya, plus Rothschild’s giraffes, leopards and lions. Drive to Lake Naivasha (80 km). Overnight: Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge. (b,l,d) THORN TREE SAFARI – 4 nights

Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari. Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.

Day 5 Friday or Tuesday Masai Mara Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over the Mara, followed by a bubbly bush breakfast (optional extra – £265), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. A second game drive will take place in the late afternoon. Overnight: Mara Simba Lodge. (b,l,d)

Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways. Alternative flights: British Airways – outbound daytime on Monday or Friday with night in Nairobi. Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Monday or Friday; inbound daytime on Sunday or Thursday with an additional night in Nairobi before returning to Heathrow.

Day 6 Sat or Wed Extension or Heathrow Return to Nairobi (300 km), then proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b)

EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES per person supplement Passengers 2 3 Premier 195 85 Standard n/a n/a 4x4 515 300

Option to fly on day 6 from the Mara to Nairobi – £145 or Mara to Mombasa – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.

4 35 n/a 195

5 n/a 30 130

6 n/a 20 90

7 n/a 20 60

2009 01 Oct13 Dec

14 Dec

15 Dec

16 Dec19 Dec

20 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec29 Dec

30 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan28 Feb

01 Mar30 Mar

31 Mar

01 Apr

02 Apr16 Jul

17 Jul18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug

20 Aug06 Sep

07 Sep31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

1331 1453 1322

1448 1570 1440

1866 1570 1440

1893 1876 1741

1975 1958 1823

1557 1684 1549

1504 1631 1496

1391 1506 1371

1344 1459 1324

1287 1402 1267

1319 1439 1511

1337 1457 1367

1337 1618 1529

1910 1738 1648

1457 1738 1648

1457 1576 1487

1397 1517 1427

1302 1421 1332

02 Oct30 Oct

02 Nov07 Dec

11 Dec

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25 Dec

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04 Jan22 Feb

01 Mar29 Mar

05 Apr07 Jun

14 Jun28 Jun

02 Jul16 Jul

19 Jul16 Aug

20 Aug23 Aug

27 Aug06 Sep

10 Sep29 Oct

01 Nov29 Nov

+ Indian Ocean Beach Resort + Voyager Beach Resort + Pinewood Village Beach Resort

1564 1607 1650

1475 1546 1624

1513 1546 1848

1806 1747 2083

2300 2256 2500

2379 2357 2579

1924 1883 2191

1823 1840 2137

1632 1690 1733

1589 1640 1669

1426 1508 1533

1513 1642 1620

1582 1683 1661

2155 2256 2256

1702 1802 1802

1702 1745 1802

1642 1685 1742

1518 1589 1625

Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 11 nights Kenya Airways

02 Oct23 Oct

26 Oct07 Dec

11 Dec

14 Dec

18 Dec21 Dec

25 Dec

28 Dec

04 Jan22 Mar

29 Mar

05 Apr07 Jun

14 Jun21 Jun

28 Jun

02 Jul16 Jul

19 Jul16 Aug

20 Aug18 Oct

22 Oct01 Nov

08 Nov22 Nov

29 Nov

+ Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort + Fairmont Zanzibar + Ocean Paradise

2117 1978 2052

1931 1978 2052

1875 2009 2094

2182 2241 2435

2808 2737 2949

2420 2346 2561

2420 2291 2413

2214 2086 2077

1839 1954 1849

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1826 1940 1855

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2100 2084 2027

2673 2657 2666

2219 2203 2212

2159 2112 2087

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2247 2046 2241

2904 2703 2898

2331 2158 2361

2277 2127 2361

2218 2068 2301

n/a n/a 2301

Kenya Airways British Airways Virgin Atlantic Safari + Mombasa – 10 nights Kenya Airways

Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Seychelles – 10 nights Kenya Airways

+ Le Meridien Barbarons + Coral Strand + Coco De Mer Single supplements on request. Child Price:

2092 2092 1942 1942 2116 2175 on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


2

Kili Safari 

From £1305

2 nights Amboseli (Amboseli Sopa Lodge) – 1 night Lake Naivasha (Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Mara Sopa lodge)

A short itinerary packed with interest providing an exciting overview of Kenya and her wildlife. There are no age restrictions for children at the lodges, which makes this an ideal choice for families. Exclusive buses for sole use of families are available at a reasonable supplement. Amboseli is home to an abundance of mammals and over 400 species of birds. Plains game, lions, cheetahs and vast herds of elephants wander freely. The area is dominated by the stunning spectacle of Mount Kilimanjaro. Naivasha •

• Nairobi • Masai Mara • Amboseli

At Lake Naivasha there is plenty for all the family to do. Not only can you go horse riding or cycling, but the main attraction are the 450 species of birds which have been recorded in and around this freshwater lake. Finally into the world-famous Masai Mara, one of the world's most enthralling wildlife theatres. The reserve plays host to countless species, including the 'big five' (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and the incredible spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration. Extensions to Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar, Seychelles, Mauritius and Rwanda are available.

Day 1 Saturday Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

at Naivasha Sopa Lodge (book and pay locally). Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 2 Sunday Amboseli Transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge, where you can freshen up and store any additional luggage. Depart for Amboseli (250 km). Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Amboseli Sopa Lodge. (l,d)

Day 5 Wednesday Masai Mara Depart early for your journey to the Masai Mara Game Reserve (270 km). Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Mara Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 3 Monday Amboseli Enjoy an early morning balloon flight in Amboseli, followed by a bubbly bush breakfast (optional extra – £225), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Later, take an afternoon game drive. Overnight: Amboseli Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 6 Thursday Masai Mara Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over the Mara, followed by a bubbly bush breakfast (optional extra – £265), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Later, take an afternoon game drive. Overnight: Mara Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 4 Tuesday Lake Naivasha After breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha (350 km). The rest of the day is at leisure. Outdoor activities can be arranged

Day 7 Friday Extension or Heathrow Return to Nairobi (300 km), then proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b)

KILI SAFARI – 5 nights Kenya Airways British Airways Virgin Atlantic Safari + Mombasa – 11 nights Kenya Airways

2009

Option to fly on day 7 from the Mara to Nairobi – £145 or Mara to Mombasa – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9. Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.

Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways. Alternative flights: British Airways – outbound daytime on Saturday with night in Nairobi. Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Saturday; inbound daytime on Saturday with an additional night in Nairobi before returning to Heathrow.

EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES per person supplement Passengers 2 3 Premier 235 105 Standard n/a n/a 4x4 630 370

4 40 n/a 240

5 n/a 30 160

6 n/a 20 110

7 n/a 20 70

2010

01 Oct13 Dec

14 Dec

15 Dec

16 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec30 Dec

31 Dec

01 Jan31 Mar

01 Apr

02 Apr04 Apr

05 Apr10 Jun

11 Jun14 Jun

15 Jun30 Jun

01 Jul16 Jul

17 Jul18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug

20 Aug31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

1493 1469 1479

1555 1588 1546

1973 1588 1546

2092 1903 1940

1636 1686 1628

1568 1618 1560

1485 1524 1465

1440 1478 1631

1414 1452 1444

1305 1343 1335

1380 1419 1410

1445 1483 1475

1445 1564 1475

1445 1726 1636

2018 1845 1755

1564 1845 1755

1564 1684 1594

1398 1518 1428

01 Oct13 Dec

14 Dec

15 Dec

16 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec30 Dec

31 Dec

01 Jan31 Mar

01 Apr

02 Apr04 Apr

05 Apr10 Jun

11 Jun14 Jun

15 Jun30 Jun

01 Jul16 Jul

17 Jul18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug

20 Aug31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

+ Southern Palms + Travellers Beach + Turtle Bay

1690 1675 1883

1632 1618 1826

1683 1618 1983

2506 2306 2635

2077 1804 2148

1780 1666 1938

1723 1608 1881

1603 1588 1860

1500 1478 1705

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1593 1571 1693

1702 1580 1702

1740 1647 1758

1740 1647 1847

2313 2220 2420

1852 1759 1967

1757 1699 1907

1650 1593 1801

Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 12 nights Kenya Airways

03 Oct31 Oct

07 Nov05 Dec

12 Dec

19 Dec

26 Dec

02 Jan20 Mar

27 Mar

03 Apr

10 Apr29 May

05 Jun12 Jun

19 Jun

26 Jun10 Jul

17 Jul

24 Jul14 Aug

21 Aug04 Sep

11 Sep23 Oct

30 Oct

06 Nov27 Nov

+ Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach + Ocean Paradise

2100 2220 2213

2042 2162 2113

2270 2283 2367

3022 3086 3013

2508 2646 2514

2175 2254 2175

1989 2046 1976

1904 1960 1837

1821 1878 1808

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2040 1993 1933

2087 2148 2135

2171 2213 2135

2786 2786 2773

2253 2278 2298

2177 2207 2194

2098 2172 2159

2027 2101 2056

Safari + Rwanda – 9 nights Kenya Airways

06 Oct20 Oct

27 Oct

03 Nov08 Dec

15 Dec

22 Dec

29 Dec

05 Jan19 Jan

26 Jan23 Feb

02 Mar30 Mar

06 Apr01 Jun

08 Jun

15 Jun22 Jun

29 Jun13 Jul

20 Jul17 Aug

24 Aug31 Aug

07 Sep19 Oct

26 Oct

02 Nov30 Nov

Rwanda Safari Trek + Kili Safari

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2923

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2770

2811

2871

2909

3566

3029

2969

2933

2863

Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Flying Safaris

Speed across Kenya and enjoy the thrill of travelling in a light aircraft.

More and more visitors to East Africa are choosing a 'Flying Safari', which includes internal transfers by air, instead of by road. This option is usually more expensive, but there are many benefits from travelling in this way. Most obviously you can save time travelling between parks and increase time relaxing on holiday and enjoying game drives. In their own right the light aircraft flights are exhilarating and exciting. Often you are one of only a handful of people in the aircraft flying over the varied African landscapes. Game drives are conducted in the lodge’s/camp’s own 4x4 vehicles. You can visit just one park or combine parks. Our recommended options are below. If you fly you can easily see both Kenya and Tanzania in one holiday. On the following six pages we offer safaris by air, including a new itinerary on page 33. Please bear in mind that all of the itineraries shown can be adapted to suit your personal requirements. Simply contact us for your tailor-made quotation. We can easily arrange to charter a light aircraft to fly any route within Kenya. Ideal if you are travelling as a group making it convenient and at your own pace. Luggage allowance on light aircraft is 15 kg per person. Extensions to Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Seychelles and Mauritius are available.

FLYING MARA

FLYING SAMBURU

From £1303

From £1420

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

Day 2 Masai Mara Fly by light aircraft to Masai Mara Game Reserve (approximately 1 hour) and transfer to your lodge. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive in the reserve which is the northern extension of the Serengeti ecosystem. Overnight: Keekorok Lodge. (l,d)

Day 2 Samburu Fly by light aircraft to Samburu National Reserve (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes) and transfer to your camp. After lunch at the camp enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (l,d)

Day 3 Masai Mara Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive followed by breakfast. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Keekorok Lodge (b,l,d) Day 4 Masai Mara Early morning game drive followed by breakfast. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Keekorok Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 5 Extension or Heathrow Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b) We offer accommodation in the Mara at Main/Little and Il Moran Governors, Mara Intrepids, Cottars Camp, Fairmont Mara Safari Camp, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Mara Serena Lodge and Rekero Camp amongst others. For a full selection of accommodation available, please visit our website – www.somak.co.uk

Day 3 Samburu Early morning and late afternoon game drives enable you to see wildlife unique to this arid, yet beautiful part of Kenya. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d) Day 4 Samburu Early morning and late afternoon game drives enable you to see wildlife unique to this arid, yet beautiful part of Kenya. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d) Day 5 Extension or Heathrow Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b) We offer accommodation in Samburu at Larsens, Samburu Intrepids, Joy’s Camp and Elephant Bedroom, amongst others. For a full selection of accommodation available, please visit our website – www.somak.co.uk “We had a fantastic itinerary which really made the most of our short time there.” Karen Thornton, Peter Goord Travel, Plymouth. 'Beautiful lodge, amazing safaris and setting. Definitely worth flying in to the airstrip.” Melanie Hammond, Travel Counsellor, Dorking.

An additional non-refundable deposit may be required at the time of booking – please ask for details.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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FLYING SAMBURU & MASAI MARA

FLYING MERU, SAMBURU & MASAI MARA

FLYING LAIKIPIA & MASAI MARA

FLYING MASAI MARA & SERENGETI

From £2200

From £3329

From £2500

From £2980

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

Day 2 Nairobi Overnight in Nairobi at Macushla House.

Day 2 Nairobi Overnight in Nairobi at Holiday Inn.

Days 3–5 Meru Light aircraft flight from Nairobi Wilson airport to Meru. Three nights at Elsa’s Kopje on full board with game drives.

Days 3–5 Laikipia Light aircraft flight from Nairobi Wilson airport to Nanyuki. Three nights at Kicheche Laikipia Camp on full board with game drives.

Days 2–4 Masai Mara Light aircraft flight from Nairobi Wilson airport to the Masai Mara. Three nights at Main Governors’ Camp on full board with game drives.

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Samburu Fly by light aircraft to Samburu National Reserve (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes) and transfer to your chosen accommodation. After lunch at the camp enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (l,d) Days 3–4 Samburu Two further nights at Ashnil Samburu Camp on full board with early morning and late afternoon game drives. Days 5–7 Masai Mara Light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara. Three nights at Main Governors’ Camp on full board with game drives. Day 8 Extension or Heathrow Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)

Days 6–8 Samburu Light aircraft flight from Meru to Samburu. Three nights at Ashnil Samburu Camp on full board with game drives. Days 9–11 Masai Mara Light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara. Three nights at Kicheche Mara Camp on full board with game drives. Day 12 Extension or Heathrow Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)

Days 6–8 Masai Mara Light aircraft flight Nanyuki to Masai Mara. Three nights Kicheche Mara Camp on full board with game drives. Day 9 Extension or Heathrow Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b) Why not upgrade in the Mara to the Kicheche Bush Camp from only £25 per person per night? Also available from Kicheche Bush Camp is fly camping (based on minimum 2 passengers) – from £65 per person. Or why not opt for sole use of vehicle on game drives at £175 per vehicle per day?

An additional non-refundable deposit may be required at the time of booking – please ask for details.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

Day 5 Arusha Light aircraft flight back to Nairobi Wilson airport where you will connect for onward light aircraft flight to Kilimanjaro Airport. Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge on bed and breakfast. Days 6–8 Serengeti Light aircraft flight from Arusha to Serengeti. Three nights at the Migration Camp on full board with game drives. Day 9 Extension or Heathrow Fly by light aircraft to Arusha (approximately 2 hours). Proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)


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Giraffe Manor

Out of Africa – Flying Safari

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £2888

1 night Nairobi (Giraffe Manor) – 2 nights Samburu (Ashnil Samburu Camp) 3 nights Masai Mara (&Beyond Bateleur Camp)

This safari offers an incredible journey into the more remote parts of Samburu and the Mara, and includes unique lodges with great character inspired by travellers of old. On arrival in Kenya you will stay in Giraffe Manor which is thirty minutes from the centre of Nairobi and surrounded by 140 acres of its own park and forest. Here you can feed and photograph giraffes at close range.

Samburu •

Samburu is home to some of the most unique wildlife in Kenya and a host of birds. Deep in this animal wilderness lie the 24 deluxe tents of Ashnil Samburu Camp, spread out along the shady banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, under a thick stand of doum palms and acacia trees that are a feature of the area. The lovely swimming pool is a welcome place to cool off after, perhaps, a guided walk. To relax, there is a massage tent and refreshing sundowners are offered at night.

Mt Kenya • Nairobi • Masai Mara

Onto the Masai Mara and stay at &Beyond Bateleur Camp. The camp offers full board, soft drinks, beer, house wine and laundry plus refreshments on game drives.

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Nairobi On arrival transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge or directly to Giraffe Manor (check in from 11am onwards) for a day at leisure. Overnight: Giraffe Manor. (l,d) Day 3 Samburu Fly by light aircraft to Samburu National Reserve (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes) and transfer to Ashnil Samburu Camp. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d) Day 4 Samburu Early morning and late afternoon game drives enable you to see wildlife unique to this arid, yet beautiful part of Kenya. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d) Day 5 Masai Mara Fly by light aircraft to Masai Mara Game Reserve (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes) and transfer to your camp. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: &Beyond Bateleur Camp. (b,l,d)

&Beyond Bateleur Camp

MARA BALLOONING OPTION £265

Day 6 Masai Mara Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: &Beyond Bateleur Camp. (b,l,d)

per person when pre-booked in the UK Call 020 8423 3000 for conditions

Day 7 Masai Mara Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: &Beyond Bateleur Camp. (b,l,d) Day 8 Extension or Heathrow Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b) Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 11 – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9. Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg. This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best available alternative. At &Beyond Bateleur Camp children under 5 are not permitted on game drives, (shorter game drives can be arranged locally). A non-refundable deposit of £550 per person is required at the time of booking. Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lamu, Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.

OUT OF AFRICA – 6 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct26 Oct

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4245

3791

3528

3325

3121

2888

SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Elsa’s Footsteps – Flying Safari

Elsa’s Kopje CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £3533

1 night Nairobi (Macushla House) – 3 nights Meru (Elsa’s Kopje) – 2 nights Samburu (Ashnil Samburu Camp) 3 nights Masai Mara (Cottars 1920’s Camp)

This breathtaking 9-day flying safari combines the dry and savagely beautiful bush country of Meru National Park and Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya with the open rolling grasslands of the Masai Mara plains.

Samburu •

The hand-picked accommodation included in this itinerary is full of character. Your stay at Elsa's Kopje is a real treat. Hidden away amongst the rocky crags, the camp is built very near to the site of George Adamson's original campsite. There is a sense of space and style which encourages pure relaxation. The ultimate ‘pool with a view’ looks out across the plains, perfect for chilling out after a game drive or guided walk in the bush.

• Meru Mt Kenya

• Nairobi • Masai Mara

Your time at Samburu is spent in the delightful Ashnil Samburu Camp where service is a priority. Your safari ends in the Masai Mara with a stay at the unique Cottars 1920's Camp. Situated in an exclusive and extensive concession. The camp recalls an era of romance and adventure. Book early to secure one of only a handful of tents, each made of authentic white canvas and luxuriously furnished. A stay here is truly a unique experience.

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Nairobi On arrival transfer to Macushla House for a day at leisure or choose from a selection of optional excursions (book and pay locally). Overnight: Macushla House. Day 3 Meru Early morning light aircraft flight to Meru National Park (approximately 1 hour) and transfer to Elsa’s Kopje for a late afternoon game drive and overnight. (b,l,d) Days 4 – 5 Meru Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight: Elsa’s Kopje. (b,l,d) Day 6 Samburu Depart after breakfast by light aircraft to Samburu National Reserve (approximately 40 minutes) and transfer to your lodge. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d) Day 7 Samburu Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)

Day 9 Masai Mara Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Cottars 1920’s Camp. (b,l,d) Day 10 Masai Mara Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight: Cottars 1920’s Camp. (b,l,d) Day 11 Extension or Heathrow Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b) Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 11 – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.

Cottars 1920’s Camp

Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kgs

MARA BALLOONING OPTION £265

This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best available alternative.

per person when pre-booked in the UK Call 020 8423 3000 for conditions

A non-refundable deposit of £550 per person required at the time of

Day 8 Masai Mara Fly by light aircraft to the Masai Mara Game Reserve (approximately 11/2 hours) and transfer to Cottars 1920’s Camp. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

booking. Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lamu, Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.

ELSA’S FOOTSTEPS – 9 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct13 Dec

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SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Governors’ Camp

Governors’ Flying Safari 

From £2105

2 nights Lake Naivasha (Loldia House) – 3 nights Masai Mara (Main Governors’ Camp)

Governors’ Camps, set in some of the most beautiful parts of Kenya, offer an old-fashioned pace of life, with the best of 21st century comfort, in the heart of some of East Africa’s prime wildlife areas. Light aircraft bring you to your camp effortlessly, and ingredients for gourmet meals are flown in daily. Accommodation is in huge tents in the Masai Mara, in traditionally-designed luxury rooms constructed in banana thatch and natural clay at Mfangano, and in the old settler farmhouse at Loldia. Mt Kenya

Lake Naivasha •

Service is personal, attentive and friendly. Governors’ Camps have consistently been recognised with many travel awards and accolades. A Governors’ Safari will introduce you to the thrilling pleasures of some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife spectacles, pampered in luxury, but in tune with the simple rhythms of life.

• Nairobi • Masai Mara

Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lamu, Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Lake Naivasha Transferred to the Somak Safari Lounge. Freshen-up before departing by road through the Great Rift Valley to Loldia House, on the shores of Lake Naivasha (2 hour drive). Enjoy lunch overlooking Mt Longonot. Afternoon at leisure, optional evening walk with Loldia’s resident naturalist or a boat ride on the lake. Overnight: Loldia House. (l,d) Day 3 Lake Naivasha Early breakfast before departing to Lake Nakuru National Park. Morning game drive in search of the local wildlife. A picnic lunch is served. Overnight: Loldia House. (b,l,d) Day 4 Masai Mara Breakfast on the lawns of Loldia House, with the option of an early morning boat ride on Lake Naivasha, or a guided nature walk. After lunch fly by light aircraft to the Masai Mara Game Reserve (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes). Met on arrival at the airstrip and transferred to the Main Governors’ Camp with a short game drive en route. Overnight: Main Governors’ Camp. (b,l,d)

Loldia House

MARA BALLOONING OPTION £265

Day 5 Masai Mara Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. The rest of the morning is at leisure. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight: Main Governors’ Camp. (b,l,d)

per person when pre-booked in the UK Call 020 8423 3000 for conditions

Day 6 Masai Mara Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. The rest of the morning is at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Main Governors’ Camp. (b,l,d) Day 7 Extension or Heathrow Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b) Optional Extension to Mfangano Island, Lake Victoria Day 1 – An early morning flight by light aircraft from Masai Mara to Mfangano Airstrip (approximately 30 minutes). At Mfangano Island take a boat trip to Mfangano Island Camp, in time for breakfast. The Camp has six double rooms, all offering spectacular views across the lake. Spend the day exploring this great Lake – the world’s second largest fresh water lake, fishing, birdwatching, boat rides or walks to the local villages, or enjoy the prolific birdlife in the camp’s indigenous garden. Overnight: Mfangano Island Camp. (b,l,d). Day 2 – Full day at leisure. Overnight: Mfangano Island Camp. (b,l,d) Day 3 – Return to the Masai Mara by light aircraft.

GOVERNORS’ FLYING SAFARI – 5 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct27 Oct

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SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Heritage Flying Safari 

From £2069

1 night Nairobi (Nairobi Serena Hotel) – 2 nights Samburu (Samburu Intrepids Club) 2 nights Lake Naivasha (Great Rift Valley Lodge) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Mara Intrepids Camp)

With some of the best game viewing locations in East Africa, Intrepids camps offer a unique combination of stunning views, superb accommodation, and fantastic game viewing adventures. With expert safari guides and an array of cultural, sporting and family activities. Samburu •

Samburu Intrepids is renowned as a pioneer of luxury camping and is situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River. The acclaimed Adventurers’ Club offers a uniquely educational safari experience for children.

• Mt Kenya Naivasha •

• Nairobi • Masai Mara

Perched on the Eburu escarpment, overlooking the waters of Lake Naivasha and the sweeping floor of the world’s largest valley, the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort enjoys incredible views and also offers an Adventurers’ Club for children. The Mara camp enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the Mara and also has an Adventurers’ Club for children. Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lamu, Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.

Naivasha, tennis, a driving range and an 18-hole golf course (book and pay locally). Overnight: Great Rift Valley Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Nairobi On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure or choose from a selection of optional excursions (book and pay locally). Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel. Day 3 Samburu Fly to the Samburu National Reserve (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes) and transfer to your lodge for lunch. Samburu Intrepids Club looks out over the riverbank where herds of elephants, buffaloes and zebras come to drink, together with the rarer species of reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx and long-necked gerenuk antelope. A late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Samburu Intrepids Club. (b,l,d)

Day 7 Masai Mara Boat trip on Lake Naivasha. After lunch transfer to the airstrip for a light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara (approximately 45 minutes). An afternoon game drive. Mara Intrepids camp sits above a sweeping bend in the Talek River. Overnight: Mara Intrepids Camp. (b,l,d) Day 8 Masai Mara An early morning balloon flight, followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Mara Intrepids Camp. (b,l,d)

Day 4 Samburu Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight: Samburu Intrepids Club. (b,l,d)

Day 9 Extension or Heathrow Light aircraft flight to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour), then proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)

Day 5 Lake Naivasha Light aircraft flight to Wilson airport (approximately 1 hour) to connect with the flight to Loldia airstrip (approximately 20 minutes). Transfer to the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort at Lake Naivasha for overnight. (b,l,d)

Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 9 – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.

Day 6 Lake Naivasha Half day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park. Leisure activities at the lodge include boating and fishing on Lake

Great Rift Valley Lodge

MARA BALLOONING OPTION £265 per person when pre-booked in the UK Call 020 8423 3000 for conditions

Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg. This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best available alternative.

HERITAGE FLYING SAFARI – 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

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SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Amboseli Porini Camp

Porini Camps Safari 

From £2120

2 nights Amboseli (Amboseli Porini Camp) – 4 nights Masai Mara (2 Mara Porini Camp and 2 nights Porini Lion Camp)

This tour provides a wonderful opportunity to stay in Porini Camps’ exclusive accommodation. We combine unforgettable safari experiences, where you can walk with Masai warriors and guides whilst you explore the wilderness areas. Amboseli Porini Camp is set in the Selenkay Conservancy, and is owned and run by the Masai community, which is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife. Mara Porini Camp is in the wildlife conservancy of Ol Kinyei, one of the most beautiful areas in the region. The conservancy hosts a variety of animal species including a pride of lions.

Mt Kenya • Nairobi • Masai Mara

Onto Porini Lion Camp, which is located in the Olare Olok Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve and is home to an abundance of animals, including big cats.

• Amboseli

Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lamu, Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Amboseli Drive to Selenkay Conservancy and to Amboseli Porini Camp (160 km), arriving before lunch. Following afternoon tea, Masai warriors will escort you on a walk to a village to get an insight into their fascinating culture and way of life. Then take a game drive in the conservancy followed by a sundowner at a scenic spot overlooking Kilimanjaro. Night game drive and return to camp. (l,d) Day 3 Amboseli After breakfast, drive through the bush on a private track into Amboseli National Park, for a full morning of game viewing. After a picnic lunch, return to Porini Camp later in the afternoon. In the evening enjoy a game drive in Selenkay Conservancy, stopping for a sundowner at a scenic viewpoint, followed by a night game drive to look for nocturnal animals such as aardvarks, serval cats, caracals, bat-eared foxes, African wild cats, and other species. Overnight: Amboseli Porini Camp. (b,l,d)

MARA BALLOONING OPTION £265

Day 4 Masai Mara After an early breakfast, drive through Amboseli Park to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Masai Mara via Wilson Airport, Nairobi (change of plane). Met on arrival and transferred to the Camp for lunch. Afternoon game drive, followed by a sundowner and night game drive on the way back to Mara Porini Camp. (b,l,d)

per person when pre-booked in the UK Call 020 8423 3000 for conditions

Day 5 Masai Mara Optional early morning balloon flight over the Mara. A full day game viewing in the Masai Mara including a picnic lunch. A sundowner and night game drive. Overnight: Mara Porini Camp. (b,l,d) Day 6 Masai Mara Morning walk in the conservancy. After breakfast drive across the Mara to Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy adjacent to the Mara Reserve, arriving before lunch. Afternoon game drive followed by a sundowner. (b,l,d) Day 7 Masai Mara Morning and afternoon game drives in the Olare Orok Conservancy. Overnight: Porini Lion Camp. (b,l,d) Day 8 Heathrow or Extension Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approx 1 hour). Proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b) Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 9 – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9. Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg. Children aged 8 and below are not permitted on this safari.

PORINI CAMPS SAFARI – 6 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct30 Oct

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2150

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2120

SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Tembo Safari 

From £3402

2 nights Mount Kenya (Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club) – 3 nights Laikipia (Loisaba Lodge – optional 1 night at Loisaba Star Beds) 3 nights Masai Mara (Elephant Pepper Camp)

Remote, camps, very close to wildlife make this safari magical. The itinerary begins in Laikipia, an area of beautiful wilderness where protected game roams freely and safely. You are invited to stay in one of only seven rooms at Loisaba Lodge, perched high on the edge of the plateau looking south towards Mount Kenya. One night can be spent in a Star Bed. Your bed is pulled out, under the stars where you spend the night. You might wake up to find elephants swimming in the pool below, with warthogs and gazelles waiting at the side of the pool!

• Laikipia

• Mt Kenya

Your stay here is inclusive of soft drinks, beer, house wine, non-luxury spirits, day and night game drives, guided bush walks, mountain biking, horse riding, camel riding, tennis, croquet and laundry service. Quad biking available (extra charges apply).

• Nairobi • Masai Mara

Onto Elephant Pepper Camp, named after a tree! There are just 8 tents in this camp which is packed up annually, without leaving a trace of its existence on the environment. Evenings are spent by the campfire and dinner is taken under the stars. Your stay here includes soft drinks, beer, house wine, non-luxury spirit, guided bush walks, sundowners and laundry service. Elephant Pepper Camp is closed in November 2009 and April-mid June 2010, during which time we recommend Fairmont Mara Safari Club or any of the Governors’ properties – please call for details.

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow overnight flight to Nairobi. Day 2 Mount Kenya On arrival transfer to Wilson airport for your flight by light aircraft to Nanyuki (approximately 1 hour). Met and transferred to your lodge. The remainder of the day is free to relax. Overnight: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. (l,d) Day 3 Mount Kenya Full day at leisure to enjoy the activities offered by the club. Overnight: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. (b,l,d) Day 4 Laikipia After breakfast, transfer to Nanyuki airstrip for your chartered light aircraft flight to Loisaba. Met on arrival and transferred to the lodge. Afternoon game activity. Activities include day and night game drives, guided walks, horse, camel and mountain bike rides. Also included are sundowners, bush meals and laundry. Overnight: Loisaba Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 5 Laikipia Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight: Loisaba Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 6 Laikipia Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight: Loisaba Lodge. (b,l,d) We recommend a 1-night stay in a Star Bed, these are raised wooden platforms with 4 poster beds on wheels that can either be under the stars or the thatched roofs.

Day 7 Masai Mara Transfer to Loisaba airstrip for the flight to the Masai Mara (approximately 1 hour 10 minutes). Met and transferred to your lodge. Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Elephant Pepper Camp. (b,l,d) Day 8 Masai Mara Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive followed by breakfast. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Elephant Pepper Camp. (b,l,d) Day 9 Masai Mara Take an early morning balloon safari over the Masai Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive followed by breakfast. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Elephant Pepper Camp (b,l,d) Day 10 Extension or Heathrow Light aircraft flight to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour), then proceed with chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b) Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 10 – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.

Loisaba Star Bed

MARA BALLOONING OPTION £265 per person when pre-booked in the UK Call 020 8423 3000 for conditions

Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg. Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lamu, Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.

TEMBO SAFARI – 8 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct23 Oct

24 Oct04 Dec

05 Dec13 Dec

14 Dec

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SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Tanzania Map

Bukoba Lake Victoria

Grumeti Lake Natron

Serengeti Mwanza

Mt Kilimanjaro Ngorongoro Arusha

Lake Manyara Kigosi

Arusha National Park

Tarangire

Moyowosi

Pemba

Ugalla Muhesi Mahale Mountains

Dodoma

Zanzibar

Kizigo Katavi

Rungwa

Lake Tanganyika

DAR ES SALAAM Mikumi Ruaha • Mafia Island

Lake Rukwa

Rufiji River

Selous

Lake Malawi

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Flight box Kenya Airways fly daily, overnight to Kilimanjaro/Dar es Salaam via Nairobi from Heathrow. Return daily, overnight. Domestic flights are with local carriers. (Plane change in each direction).

Flying time: Flights to Kilimanjaro/Dar es Salaam take approximately 11 hours (including stop in Nairobi). Time difference: Tanzania is three hours ahead of GMT. Currency: The Tanzania Shilling. Passports: Your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your date of return. Visas: British passport holders require a visa for Tanzania, which can be arranged either before departure or on arrival. Non-British passport holders should check with the Tanzanian High Commission. Vaccinations: Vaccinations are recommended, please consult your doctor.

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Game Parks in Tanzania

Vast areas to explore, alive with game and birdlife

Katavi National Park: Katavi National Park, one of

Ruaha National Park: About the size of Belgium and

Tanzania’s most westerly and isolated parks is remote in

relatively remote, with an unusual combination of East

the extreme, and with relatively few visitors a year, is the

and Southern African wildlife and birds. The park is

ultimate in off the beaten track safari destinations. Two

noted for large numbers of greater kudu as well as

enormous plains dominate the park, surrounded by

lesser kudu, sable and roan antelope, buffaloes,

varied woodlands. Katavi is at its best in the dry season

elephants, lions and African wild dogs.

(April to December), when the plains fill with thousands of zebras, topis and impalas.

Selous Game Reserve: Relatively untouched, Selous is said to be the largest game reserve in Africa and to

Lake Manyara National Park: A tapestry of woodland,

contain the world’s largest concentration of elephants.

grassland and swamps – tall trees in the ground-water

There are large numbers of buffaloes, crocodiles and

forest and baobabs on the escarpment’s slope. The

hippos as well as relatively high numbers of lions and

park’s most famous residents, the tree-climbing lions,

rhinos. The best time to travel to Selous is considered to

may be spotted in the umbrella trees. Over 380 species

be July to March. Generally reached by air.

of birds have been recorded. Serengeti National Park: ‘Serengeti’ is derived from a Mahale National Park: Mahale is one of the best

Masai word meaning ‘endless plains’, a fitting title for

locations in the world for viewing chimpanzees in the

Tanzania’s most famous national park. During the

wild. One of the most remote and beautiful national

annual migration over a million animals undertake the

parks in Africa, located about half way down the

treacherous journey to the western Serengeti and the

eastern shore of the enormous Lake Tanganyika. The

Masai Mara.

only access is by boat along the lake. All safaris inside the park are on foot through the forests.

The park is broadly divided into three distinct areas, the central Seronera Valley which is incredibly rich in wildlife

Mikumi National Park: Mikumi is conveniently located

throughout the year; the Western Corridor, which is a

west of Dar es Salaam. A typical game drive may reveal

prime area in which to view the migration, and the

elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, warthogs,

northern reaches, the ultimate paradise for keen safari

wildebeest and impala all in impressive numbers. Other

buffs.

wildlife includes lions, hyenas, jackals and eland. The bird life at Mikumi is exceptional.

Tarangire National Park: Immense baobabs, acacias and mixed woodland punctuate the plains and the

Ngorongoro Conservation Area: This area includes

Tarangire River attracts wildebeest, zebras, elephants,

the Ngorongoro Crater, an incredible microcosm of the

eland and oryx. The park also boasts a rich bird life,

East African savannah and a natural wonder unique in

including a variety of raptors.

the world. The crater floor now plays host to wildebeest, zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, elephants, rhinos and Africa’s big cats.

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Mt. Kilimanjaro


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Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Serena Serengeti 

From £1586

1 night Arusha (Arusha Mountain Village) – 1 night Lake Manyara (Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge) 2 nights Serengeti (Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge) – 2 nights Ngorongoro (Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge)

An extraordinary journey through contrasting landscapes with excellent opportunities for game viewing. • Nairobi Serengeti • Ngorongoro •

• Arusha • Manyara

Dar es Salaam •

Lake Manyara features early in the itinerary. This unusual park lies in the shadow of the Great Rift Valley whose reddish brown escarpment wall looms on the eastern horizon. The park is particularly known for its tree-climbing lions, who may be seen sleeping off the heat of the day on a branch instead of a shady spot on the ground. Then onto the world-famous Serengeti National Park. Serengeti means ‘endless plain’ in the Masai language. Here there are vast open savannahs dotted with acacia trees and a few rocky hillocks. The Serengeti is Tanzania's largest and bestknown national park, with a massive concentration of migratory animals who move around the park according to the availability of food. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest unbroken volcanic caldera whose steep sides form a natural enclosure for a wide variety of wildlife. An estimated 25,000 animals, including the ‘big five’ inhabit the interior of the crater.

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Day 1 Sunday Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to Nairobi.

early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Later enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 2 Monday Arusha On arrival connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro airport, near Arusha. Transfer to the lodge which offers a haven of calm and serenity just outside the hustle and bustle of Arusha. Overnight: Arusha Mountain Village.

Day 6 Friday Ngorongoro Travel to the Ngorongoro Crater (200 km) via Olduvai Gorge, and check in to your lodge which is perched on the jagged rim of the crater. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 3 Tuesday Lake Manyara After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park (150 km), famous for its tree-climbing lions. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge stands high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff, and commands panoramic views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley. Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 7 Saturday Ngorongoro Drive down into the crater for a half-day of game viewing. This extinct volcano plays host to wildebeest, zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, elephants, rhinos and big cats. Visit a local Masai Village. Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 4 Wednesday Serengeti Drive to the world-famous Serengeti National Park (235 km). Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, set high on a ridge commanding panoramic views, draws its inspiration from the circular ‘rondavel’ dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Masai village. An afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 5 Thursday Serengeti Take an early morning balloon flight over the Serengeti and a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra) or an

Tree-climbing lion at Lake Manyara

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

Day 8 Sunday Extension or Heathrow Return to Arusha (200 km) and fly to Nairobi, then proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b) On days 4 and 5 why not upgrade to Kirawira Tented Camp from £400 per person – see page 67 for details. Note: Itinerary may be amended locally. Number of game drives and timing of game drives may vary depending on time of year and location of animals.


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Serena Beach Hotel & Spa

Top: Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel Bottom: Ocean Paradise

Extensions MOMBASA Serena Serengeti & Mombasa

ZANZIBAR Serena Serengeti & Zanzibar

Day 8 Sunday – Return to Arusha (200 km). Fly to Mombasa via Nairobi. Transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

Day 8 Sunday – Return to Arusha (200 km). Fly to Zanzibar on Precision Air. Transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

Day 14 Saturday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

Day 14 Saturday – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

HIGHLIGHTS • Excellent accommodation • Three varied parks • ‘Bubbly’ breakfasts • Bush breakfast at Lake Manyara

WHAT’S INCLUDED • Driver/guide throughout • 4-wheel drive safari vehicle • Includes 6 breakfasts (b), 5 lunches (l) & 5 dinners (d)

LAMU Serena Serengeti & Lamu

SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION

Day 8 Sunday – Return to Arusha and fly to Nairobi. Met on arrival and transferred for overnight stay at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.

• Guaranteed window seat

EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES

£280

per person supplement Passengers 2 3 4x4 335 180

per person when

Day 9 Monday – Transfer to Wilson airport, Nairobi for light aircraft flight to Lamu. Spend the next five nights at your chosen accommodation.

5 80

6 60

7 50

pre-booked in the UK

MUCH MORE

Call

Day 14 Saturday – Light aircraft flight from Lamu to Wilson airport, Nairobi. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for your overnight flight to Heathrow.

ALL SOMAK GUESTS: Receive a free bush breakfast at Lake Manyara.

020 8423 3000

HONEYMOONERS: Receive a bottle of wine and fruit platter in room on arrival at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge and the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.

for conditions Extensions to Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.

SERENA SERENGETI – 6 nights

4 100

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2010

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01 Nov13 Dec

20 Dec

27 Dec

03 Jan21 Feb

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07 Mar21 Mar

28 Mar

04 Apr

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30 May

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22 Aug05 Sep

12 Sep24 Oct

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28 Feb14 Mar

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28 Mar

04 Apr18 Apr

25 Apr23 May

30 May

06 Jun20 Jun

27 Jun04 Jul

11 Jul18 Jul

25 Jul15 Aug

22 Aug24 Oct

31 Oct28 Nov

+ Indian Ocean Beach Resort + Serena Beach Hotel & Spa + The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses

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2349 2475 2843

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2836 3134 3290

2682 3004 3112

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2594 2792 2909

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2622 2945 3088

3195 3518 3661

2742 3064 3207

2356 2671 2850

Safari + Zanzibar – 12 nights Kenya Airways

04 Oct18 Oct

25 Oct

01 Nov06 Dec

13 Dec

20 Dec

27 Dec

03 Jan21 Feb

28 Feb14 Mar

21 Mar

28 Mar

04 Apr23 May

30 May

06 Jun27 Jun

04 Jul18 Jul

25 Jul15 Aug

22 Aug24 Oct

31 Oct14 Nov

21 Nov28 Nov

+ Ocean Paradise + Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort + Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel

2861 2926 2943

2861 2739 2845

2616 2495 2600

2876 2624 2791

3739 3597 3702

3205 3211 3417

2950 3087 3148

2653 2790 2822

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2890 2812 3060

2890 2963 3060

3529 3536 3633

3042 3082 3179

2653 2725 2822

2528 2553 2762

Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Lamu – 12 nights Kenya Airways

04 Oct25 Oct

01 Nov06 Dec

13 Dec

20 Dec

27 Dec

03 Jan14 Feb

21 Feb

28 Feb21 Mar

28 Mar

04 Apr

11 Apr18 Apr

25 Apr20 Jun

27 Jun11 Jul

18 Jul

25 Jul15 Aug

22 Aug19 Sep

26 Sep24 Oct

31 Oct28 Nov

+ Kiwayu + Manday Bay + Kipungani Explorer

4086 3953 3305

3841 3708 2948

4125 3894 3081

4969 4738 4116

4384 4490 3412

3966 4372 3294

3528 4372 3294

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Kenya Airways Safari + Mombasa – 12 nights Kenya Airways

Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

07 Nov28 Nov

1903


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Sopa Serengeti 

From £1565

1 night Tarangire (Tarangire Sopa Lodge) – 2 nights Serengeti (Serengeti Sopa Lodge) 2 nights Ngorongoro (Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge)

• Nairobi Serengeti • Ngorongoro •

• Arusha •Tarangire

Dar es Salaam •

In addition to abundant game to view in the renowned Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, we include a visit to the Tarangire National Park. Tarangire's river attracts numerous game and this park has a particularly dense wildlife population between June and October. There are always a fantastic number of colourful birds. Sopa Lodges are notable for their grand, visually stunning public areas, excellent dining and large, well-appointed rooms. Each lodge offers a swimming pool, nightly wildlife films, an opulent bar and lounge area and a wide variety of cuisine. Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is an architectural marvel built on the rim of the collapsed volcano, with magnificent views over the crater floor. In short, high quality safari lodges in truly breathtaking locations which offer spectacular wildlife. Long distances are more than compensated for by magnificent panoramas dotted with game.

Day 1 Monday Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Tuesday Tarangire Connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro airport, near Arusha. On arrival drive to Tarangire National Park (160 km), arriving in time for lunch. Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location. Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Tarangire Sopa Lodge. (l,d)

Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Day 3 Wednesday Serengeti Drive to the Serengeti National Park (350 km). The Serengeti's far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. A vast amount of animals have made the Serengeti their home, including lions, cheetahs and leopards. An afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 4 Thursday Serengeti Enjoy an early morning balloon flight, followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Free time and lunch at the lodge before your late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

Day 5 Friday Ngorongoro Early morning game drive. A brief visit to Olduvai Gorge which is often referred to as ‘The Cradle of Mankind’ and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Continue to the Ngorongoro Crater (200 km). Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 6 Saturday Ngorongoro Drive down into the crater for a half-day of game viewing. This extinct volcano plays host to wildebeest, zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, elephants, rhinos and big cats. Visit a local Masai village. Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 7 Sunday Extension or Heathrow Return to Arusha (200 km) and fly to Nairobi, then proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b) TIME TO RELAX – If you would like time to relax after your flight to Nairobi, why not depart from Heathrow on Sunday and stay in either Nairobi or at Serena Mountain Lodge (other lodges are also available), near Arusha. Please ask for details. Note: Itinerary may be amended locally. Number of game drives and timing of game drives may vary depending on time of year and location of animals.


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Rwanda

Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach

Extensions RWANDA Sopa Serengeti & Rwanda

MOMBASA Sopa Serengeti & Mombasa

This option is taken before the Sopa Serengeti.

Day 7 Sunday – Return to Arusha (200 km) and connect with flight to Mombasa via Nairobi. Transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

Day 1 Thursday – Fly from Heathrow on overnight flight to Kigali (via Nairobi, plane change).

HIGHLIGHTS • Ngorongoro Conservation Area • Large populations of wildlife • Good quality Sopa lodges • Visit a local Masai village

Day 13 Saturday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

Day 2 Friday – Met and transferred (approximately 2 hours) to Ruhengeri in the northwest part of Rwanda, the main base town for gorilla tracking. Overnight: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

ZANZIBAR Sopa Serengeti & Zanzibar

Day 3 Saturday – Gorilla Trekking. Transfer to the Park Office for all the gorilla trekking formalities before starting your trek, which will vary in length depending on which gorilla group you are assigned to. After locating your assigned gorilla group you will spend one hour in their company before heading back down the volcano slopes. Overnight: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge. (b,l,d)

• Driver/guide throughout • Guaranteed window seat

Day 7 Sunday – Return to Arusha (200 km). Fly to Zanzibar with Precision Air. Transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

• Includes 5 breakfasts (b), 5 lunches (l) & 5 dinners (d)

Day 13 Saturday – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES per person supplement Passengers 2 3 4x4 335 180

SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION

Day 4 Sunday Opportunity to trek another gorilla family (optional extra). After lunch drive back to Kigali. Overnight: Kigali Serena Hotel. (b,l)

4 100

5 80

6 60

7 50

£280 per person when pre-booked in the UK Call 020 8423 3000 for conditions

Day 5 Monday Fly Kigali to Kilimanjaro. Overnight: Kibo Palace Hotel. Day 6 Tuesday Start the Sopa Serengeti as per itinerary.

We then travelled to Tarangire and stayed at a Sopa Lodge. This has to be one of the most beautiful lodges I have stayed in over the years. We then went to Whitesands...well, what can I say...top rate and top rate food and service.

Mark Burgess

Extensions to Lamu, Mauritius and Seychelles are possible.

SOPA SERENGETI – 6 nights 2009

2010

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Kenya Airways Safari + Mombasa – 11 nights Kenya Airways

2013

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14 Dec

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1958

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2613

28 Dec

04 Jan22 Feb

2164

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1833

29 Mar

05 Apr24 May

31 May12 Jul

1565

1953

1730

19 Jul16 Aug

2527

23 Aug06 Sep

13 Sep25 Oct

2073

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01 Nov29 Nov

1809

05 Oct26 Oct

02 Nov30 Nov

07 Dec

14 Dec

21 Dec

28 Dec

04 Jan22 Feb

01 Mar15 Mar

22 Mar

29 Mar

05 Apr19 Apr

26 Apr24 May

31 May21 Jun

28 Jun12 Jul

19 Jul16 Aug

23 Aug06 Sep

13 Sep25 Oct

01 Nov29 Nov

+ Tented Beach Retreat Gazi Bay + Southern Palms + Pinewood Village Beach Resort

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2232 2225 2325

2232 2225 2437

2351 2494 2781

3010 3299 3435

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2435 2442 2535

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Safari +Zanzibar – 11 nights Kenya Airways

05 Oct26 Oct

02 Nov07 Dec

14 Dec

21 Dec

28 Dec

04 Jan15 Feb

22 Feb

01 Mar22 Mar

29 Mar

05 Apr

12 Apr24 May

31 May

07 Jun21 Jun

28 Jun12 Jul

19 Jul16 Aug

23 Aug06 Sep

13 Sep25 Oct

01 Nov29 Nov

+ Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach + Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa + Z Hotel

2703 2583 2500

2529 2409 2326

2821 2798 2643

3648 3584 3308

3108 2973 2830

2775 2697 2582

2775 2697 2523

2601 2523 2340

2335 2290 2238

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2569 2595 2526

2656 2595 2561

3295 3295 3134

2776 2745 2680

2716 2686 2620

2512 2438 2364

Safari + 1 nt Arusha + Rwanda – 9 nights Kenya Airways

01 Oct22 Oct

29 Oct

05 Nov10 Dec

17 Dec24 Dec

31 Dec

07 Jan18 Feb

25 Feb

04 Mar18 Mar

25 Mar

01 Apr

08 Apr20 May

27 May

03 Jun15 Jul

22 Jul12 Aug

19 Aug02 Sep

09 Sep21 Oct

28 Oct

04 Nov25 Nov

Rwanda Safari Trek + Sopa Serengeti Safari 3501

3357

3327

4070

3591

3510

3366

3336

3258

3125

3069

3415

3457

4072

3576

3516

3372

3312

Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Tarangire Treetops

Elewana Safari

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £3230

1 night Arusha (Arusha Coffee Lodge) – 2 nights Tarangire (Tarangire Treetops) – 2 nights Ngorongoro (Manor at Ngorongoro) 2 nights Serengeti (Serengeti Migration Camp)

A truly ‘Out of Africa’ experience through contrasting landscapes with stays in some of the finest accommodation Tanzania has to offer. • Nairobi Serengeti • Ngorongoro •

• Arusha • Manyara • Tarangire

Dar es Salaam •

Arusha Coffee Lodge lies cradled in the endless acres of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation. This exclusive boutique lodge radiates the warmth of the old colonial plantation homes. Then onto Tarangire where you will stay at Tarangire Treetops, perched high up in the age-old baobab and marula trees. The Manor at Ngorongoro, with its 20 luxurious guest cottage suites, is a luxury safari experience fusing East African safari hospitality with old world Afro-European architecture, and décor. The Manor is located adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area within the 1500 acre Shangri-La Estate. Onto the world-famous Serengeti National Park, which will include a stay at the Serengeti Migration Camp. Richly furnished throughout, the spacious tents have been carefully placed to provide privacy and blend into the natural environment, overlooking the Grumeti River and its resident hippos.

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Arusha On arrival in Nairobi connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro. Met on arrival at Kilimanjaro airport and transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge. (l,d) Day 3 Tarangire After breakfast drive to Tarangire Treetops arriving in time for lunch (160 kms). After lunch travel into Tarangire National Park for a game drive. (b,l,d)

Serengeti Migration Camp

Day 4 Tarangire A full day in the Tarangire National Park to enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. Optional activities such as game walks and night game drives are available at an extra cost. Overnight: Tarangire Treetops. (b,l,d) Day 5 Ngorongoro After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park. (120 kms). Enjoy a picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive along the lake shores. Continue to Manor at Ngorongoro arriving in time for dinner (40 kms). (b,l,d) Day 6 Ngorongoro After breakfast drive into the crater for a half-day visit followed by a visit to a local Masai village. Overnight: Manor at Ngorongoro. (b,l,d)

Arusha Coffee Lodge

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

Day 7 Serengeti After breakfast drive to the Serengeti National Park for a picnic lunch. A brief stop is made at the Olduvai Gorge. Continue to Serengeti Migration Camp arriving in the late afternoon with a game drive en route. (b,l,d) Day 8 Serengeti A full day in the Serengeti to enjoy game drives in this world-famous reserve. Overnight: Serengeti Migration Camp. (b,l,d) Day 9 Beach or Heathrow After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for a scheduled flight by light aircraft to Arusha (approximately 1 hour). Met on arrival and transferred to a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight to Nairobi, then proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b,l) Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg. A non-refundable deposit of £650 per person is required at the time of booking. Note: Itinerary may be amended locally. Number of game drives and timing of game drives may vary depending on time of year and location of animals.


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Junior Suite, Black Parrot Suites

Top: Diamonds La Gemma Dell’est Bottom: AfroChic

Extensions MOMBASA Elewana Safari & Mombasa

ZANZIBAR Elewana Safari & Zanzibar

Day 9 – Return to Arusha (200 km) and connect with flight to Mombasa via Nairobi. Transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

Day 9 – Return to Arusha (200 km). Fly to Zanzibar with Precision Air. Transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

HIGHLIGHTS • A true 'Out of Africa' experience

Day 15 – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

• Unusual accommodation • Excellent game viewing

Day 15 – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

• Additional cultural visits

Extensions to Lamu, Mauritius and Rwanda are possible.

WHAT’S INCLUDED SEYCHELLES Elewana Safari & Seychelles

• 7 nights accommodation • Game viewing as specified

SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION

The Seychelles extension only operates when the safari departs Heathrow on Tuesday, Friday or Sunday.

£280

Day 9 – Return to Arusha and fly to Nairobi. Met on arrival and transferred for overnight stay at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.

• Guaranteed window seat

per person when pre-booked in the UK Call 020 8423 3000 for conditions

Day 10 – Transfer to the airport for Kenya Airways flight to Seychelles. Met on arrival and transferred to your chosen hotel for next seven nights. (b) Day 17 – Fly Seychelles to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

ELEWANA SAFARI – 7 nights

• 7 breakfasts (b), 8 lunches (l) and 7 dinners (d)

2009

2010

01 Oct27 Oct

28 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec17 Dec

18 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

01 Jan24 Feb

25 Feb24 Mar

25 Mar26 Mar

27 Mar26 May

27 May27 May

28 May

29 May

30 May18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug25 Oct

26 Oct29 Oct

3584

3441

4011

4307

3889

3706

3555

3342

3230

3249

3367

3487

3647

4220

3766

3630

01 Oct13 Dec

14 Dec

15 Dec19 Dec

20 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

01 Jan22 Feb

23 Feb23 Mar

24 Mar26 Mar

27 Mar29 Mar

30 Mar17 Apr

18 Apr25 May

26 May27 May

28 May29 May

30 May22 Jun

23 Jun18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug18 Oct

19 Oct30 Nov

+ The Sands At Nomad + Diamonds Dream Of Africa + AfroChic

4137 4581 4899

4275 4771 4880

4980 5546 5542

5085 5713 5665

4605 5252 5204

4283 4828 4998

4207 4752 4739

3952 4447 4317

3759 4108 4124

3565 3865 3930

n/a 3839 3904

n/a 4077 4143

n/a 4315 4381

n/a 4584 4938

4224 4703 4938

4797 5276 5511

4335 4758 5057

n/a 4665 4967

Safari + Zanzibar – 13 nights Kenya Airways

01 Oct11 Dec

12 Dec14 Dec

15 Dec18 Dec

19 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec27 Dec

28 Dec29 Dec

30 Dec31 Dec

01 Jan26 Feb

27 Feb24 Mar

25 Mar26 Mar

27 Mar27 May

28 May29 May

30 May02 Jul

03 Jul18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug18 Oct

19 Oct31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

+ Diamonds La Gemma Dell'Est + Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski + Diamonds Dream Of Zanzibar

4542 4646 4275

5017 5174 4462

5782 5695 5170

6013 5658 5401

5503 5139 4942

5197 5069 4789

5013 4987 4706

4865 4757 4559

4638 4488 4332

4306 4266 4097

4063 4070 3920

4255 4146 4144

4643 4306 4402

4805 4656 4499

5379 5476 5072

4816 4981 4554

4702 n/a 4461

4389 n/a 4148

01 Nov06 Dec

08 Dec

11 Dec13 Dec

15 Dec20 Dec

22 Dec

25 Dec

27 Dec29 Dec

01 Jan28 Mar

30 Mar20 Apr

23 Apr25 May

28 May13 Jul

16 Jul18 Jul

20 Jul17 Aug

20 Aug22 Aug

24 Aug14 Sep

17 Sep22 Oct

24 Oct31 Oct

02 Nov26 Nov

5277 5092 4885

5654 5092 5026

6519 5266 n/a

7435 6196 n/a

7166 6160 n/a

6298 5759 n/a

5892 5669 n/a

5745 5521 5421

5319 4851 4751

5048 4825 4606

5685 5462 5220

6013 5483 5361

6879 6194 6018

6342 5656 5481

6055 5656 5481

6282 5597 5421

5680 5457 5357

5367 n/a n/a

Kenya Airways Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights Kenya Airways

Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Seychelles – 15 nights Kenya Airways

+ Hilton Seychelles + Paradise Sun + Black Parrot Suites

Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

30 Oct30 Nov

3479


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Great Migration Safari 

From £2248

2 nights Ngorongoro (Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge) – 2 nights Serengeti (Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge)1 night Western Serengeti (Kirawira Tented Camp) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Mara Serena Safari Lodge)

Masai Mara • Serengeti • Ngorongoro •

• Nairobi • Arusha • Manyara

Dar es Salaam •

This magnificent safari follows the migration path between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara where hundreds of thousands of animals thunder past in search of greener pastures. The first class Serena properties have been specially selected for their locations, and you may even be lucky enough to witness one of nature's great events. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest unbroken volcanic caldera, whose steep sides form a natural enclosure for a wide variety of wildlife; an estimated 25,000 animals, including the 'big five' inhabit the interior of the crater. The Serengeti is Tanzania's largest and best-known national park, with a massive concentration of migratory animals who move around the park according to the availability of food. Finally, into the world-famous Masai Mara, one of the most enthralling wildlife theatres on earth. The reserve is host to countless species, including the 'big five' (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and, of course, the incredible spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration. This safari is conducted in 4x4 vehicles. Day 1 Monday Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Tuesday Ngorongoro On arrival connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro airport, near Arusha, where you will be met and driven to the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge for lunch. Later continue to the Ngorongoro (200 km) with a brief visit to the Olduvai Gorge, which is often referred to as 'The Cradle of Mankind' and is one of the most prehistoric sites in the world. Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. (l,d)

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 3 Wednesday Ngorongoro Drive down into the crater for a full day of game viewing (subject to change). This extinct volcano plays host to wildebeest, zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, elephants, rhinos and big cats. Visit a local Masai village. Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 4 Thursday Serengeti After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park (185 km). Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, set high on a ridge commanding panoramic views, draws its inspiration from the circular 'Rondavel' dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Masai village. Lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 5 Friday Serengeti Take an early morning balloon flight over the Serengeti and a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra – £280) or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Later enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

Day 6 Saturday Western Serengeti After breakfast, drive to the Western Corridor with game viewing en route to the Kirawira Tented Camp (120 km), the epitome of colonial-style safari luxury. Lunch and afternoon game drive. Overnight: Kirawira Tented Camp. (b,l,d) Day 7 Sunday Masai Mara After breakfast drive to the Kenya/Tanzania border at Isebania with a packed lunch. Change of vehicle, continue safari with game viewing en route to the Mara Serena Lodge (450 km). Overnight: Mara Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 8 Monday Masai Mara An opportunity to enjoy an early morning balloon flight over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Time to relax by the pool and marvel at the endless panorama which stretches out before you. A second game drive will take place this afternoon. Overnight: Mara Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 9 Tuesday Extension or Heathrow Return to Nairobi (360 km), then proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b) Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi on day 9 – £145 or from the Mara to Mombasa – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara). See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9. Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg. Note: Itinerary may be amended locally. Number of game drives and timing of game drives may vary depending on time of year and location of animals.


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Kiwayu, Lamu

Top: Pinewood Village Beach Resort Bottom: Fairmont Zanzibar

Extensions MOMBASA Great Migration Safari & Mombasa

ZANZIBAR Great Migration Safari & Zanzibar

Day 9 Tuesday – Return to Nairobi (360 km). Transfer to the airport for flight to Mombasa, transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

Day 9 Tuesday – Return to Nairobi (360 km). Transfer to the airport for the flight to Zanzibar, transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

Day 15 Monday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

Day 15 Monday – Fly Zanzibar to Nairobi. Later fly to Heathrow.

HIGHLIGHTS • Superb combination of Masai Mara and Serengeti • Hand-picked accommodation

WHAT’S INCLUDED • 7 nights accommodation • Game drives as specified

Extensions to Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.

LAMU Great Migration Safari & Lamu

• 7 breakfasts (b), 7 lunches (l) & 7 dinners • Guaranteed window seat

Day 9 Tuesday – Return to Nairobi and overnight stay at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.

MARA BALLOONING OPTION

Day 10 Wednesday – Transfer to Wilson airport, Nairobi for light aircraft flight to Lamu. Spend the next five nights at your chosen accommodation.

£265 per person when pre-booked in the UK Call 020 8423 3000 for conditions

Day 15 Monday – Light aircraft flight from Lamu to Wilson airport. Nairobi. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for your overnight flight to Heathrow.

GREAT MIGRATION SAFARI – 7 nights

2009

05 Oct19 Oct

Kenya Airways

MUCH MORE HONEYMOONERS: Receive a bottle of wine and fruit platter in room on arrival at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge and the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.

2010 26 Oct

02 Nov07 Dec

14 Dec

21 Dec

28 Dec

04 Jan25 Jan

01 Feb22 Feb

01 Mar22 Mar

29 Mar

05 Apr24 May

31 May21 Jun

28 Jun12 Jul

19 Jul16 Aug

23 Aug06 Sep

13 Sep18 Oct

25 Oct

01 Nov29 Nov

3046

2935

2629

2749

3625

3144

3042

3081

2653

2506

2248

2944

3021

3594

3140

3081

3030

2599

05 Oct19 Oct

26 Oct

02 Nov30 Nov

07 Dec

14 Dec

21 Dec

28 Dec

04 Jan18 Jan

25 Jan22 Feb

01 Mar22 Mar

29 Mar

05 Apr24 May

31 May21 Jun

28 Jun12 Jul

19 Jul16 Aug

23 Aug18 Oct

25 Oct

01 Nov29 Nov

+ Southern Palms + Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa + Pinewood Village Beach Resort

3366 3466 3488

3255 3355 3355

2949 3050 3050

2949 3050 3274

3320 3699 3506

4246 4491 4382

3586 3586 3686

3416 3452 3445

3493 3528 3543

3065 3101 3137

2818 2883 2947

2560 2625 2689

3323 3321 3371

3433 3469 3462

4006 4042 4056

3517 3570 3603

3400 3457 3471

2968 3026 3040

Safari +1 nt Nairobi + Lamu – 13 nights Kenya Airways

05 Oct19 Oct

26 Oct

02 Nov30 Nov

07 Dec

14 Dec

21 Dec

28 Dec

04 Jan22 Feb

01 Mar22 Mar

29 Mar

05 Apr24 May

31 May14 Jun

21 Jun

28 Jun12 Jul

19 Jul16 Aug

23 Aug18 Oct

25 Oct

01 Nov29 Nov

+ Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach + Ocean Paradise + Fairmont Zanzibaz

3772 3766 3692

3661 3655 3581

3355 3349 3275

3355 3338 3362

3762 3729 3563

4696 4623 4410

4033 3907 3872

3866 3788 3797

3439 3361 3370

3097 2974 3175

2839 2769 2917

3535 3465 3613

3622 3590 3613

3763 3729 3785

4380 4367 4358

3861 3859 3904

3751 3738 3699

3320 3307 3316

Safari + Zanzibar – 13 nights Kenya Airways

05 Oct19 Oct

26 Oct

02 Nov07 Dec

14 Dec

21 Dec

28 Dec

04 Jan15 Feb

22 Feb

01 Mar22 Mar

29 Mar

05 Apr12 Apr

19 Apr21 Jun

28 Jun12 Jul

19 Jul16 Aug

23 Aug13 Sep

20 Sep

27 Sep25 Oct

01 Nov29 Nov

+ Kiwayu + Manda Bay + Kipungani Explorer

5003 4870 4222

4892 4759 3999

4642 4453 3693

4989 4759 4073

5866 5690 4885

5098 5291 4213

4945 5210 4132

4469 5172 4094

4080 4783 3704

3933 4636 n/a

n/a 4378 n/a

n/a n/a n/a

n/a 5349 4184

5198 5923 4757

4744 5469 4304

4841 5290 4244

4945 5210 4244

4464 4729 3651

Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights Kenya Airways

Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Flying Safaris

Speed across Tanzania and enjoy the thrill of travelling in a light aircraft.

More and more visitors to East Africa are choosing a 'Flying Safari', which includes internal transfers by air, instead of by road. This option is usually more expensive, but there are many benefits from travelling in this way. Most obviously you can save time travelling between parks and increase time relaxing on holiday and enjoying game drives. In their own right the light aircraft flights are exhilarating and exciting. Often you are one of only a handful of people in the aircraft flying over the varied African landscapes. You can visit just one park or combine parks. Our recommended options are below. If you fly you can easily see both Tanzania and Kenya in one holiday. On the following two pages we offer safaris by air. On page 46 you will find our ever-popular 'Tanzania Royal Safari'. The itinerary includes Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. Accommodation is in &Beyond properties which really are amongst the best available camps. Please bear in mind that the itineraries shown can be adapted to suit your personal requirements. Simply contact us for your tailormade quotation. Luggage allowance on light aircraft is 15 kg per person. Extensions to Zanzibar, Mombasa, Lamu, Seychelles, Mauritius and Rwanda are available.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

“Taking a flying safari in Tanzania has huge benefits. It saves a lot of time travelling between the parks, allowing you more time to enjoy the various game on offer, and without the long road transfers, you can arrive in each area relaxed. The scenery that you get to see from the air, from the Serengeti to Mount Kilimanjaro, is absolutely breathtaking. I would definitely recommend this experience to our customers.” David Stock Tickets Travel Ltd, Bexley

“We

had a fantastic itinerary which really made the most of our short time there.'

Karen Thornton, Peter Goord Travel, Plymouth.

“Beautiful lodge, amazing safaris and setting. Definitely worth flying in to the airstrip.” Melanie Hammond, Travel Counsellor, Dorking.


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Selous Riverside Camp

FLYING SERENGETI

NORTH TO SOUTH FLYING IN TANZANIA

From £1759

From £2845

Day 1 Daily Heathrow-Kilimanjaro Fly from Heathrow overnight to Kilimanjaro airport via Nairobi (plane change). Day 2 Serengeti On arrival, met and transferred to the local airport at Arusha for your light aircraft flight to Serengeti National Park (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes). Met on arrival and transferred to your lodge. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. (l,d) Day 3 Serengeti Take an early morning balloon safari over the Serengeti followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 4 Serengeti Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 1 Daily Heathrow-Kilimanjaro Fly from Heathrow overnight to Kilimanjaro airport via Nairobi (plane change). Day 2 Serengeti On arrival, met and transferred to the local airport at Arusha for your light aircraft flight to Serengeti National Park (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes). Met on arrival and transferred to your lodge. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. (l,d)

Day 7 Selous Early morning game activity followed by breakfast at the camp. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Rufiji River Camp. (b,l,d) Day 8 Extension or Heathrow Fly by light aircraft to Dar es Salaam airport (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes). Proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change). (b)

FLYING SAFARI FROM ZANZIBAR From £769

Day 3 Serengeti Take an early morning balloon safari over the Serengeti followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)

Did you know it is easy to transfer from Zanzibar to mainland Tanzania to enjoy a safari? A 90-minute flight takes you to the bush where you can enjoy a memorable wildlife experience.

Day 4 Serengeti Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)

Day 1 Zanzibar–Selous Transferred to Zanzibar airport for your scheduled light aircraft flight to the Selous Game Reserve (approximately 1 hours 15 minutes). On arrival met and transferred to Selous Riverside Camp. Lunch followed by an afternoon game activity. Overnight at Selous Riverside Camp. (b,l,d)

Day 5 Extension or Heathrow Fly by light aircraft to Arusha airport (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes). Proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change). (b)

Day 5 Selous After breakfast, transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft flight to the Selous Game Reserve (approximately 4 hours, via various airstrips). On arrival met and transferred to your camp with a game drive en route. Overnight at Rufiji River Camp. (b,d)

We offer a selection of accommodation in the Serengeti from either a luxury camp/lodge or a mobile tented camp which moves with the migration. For a full list of accommodation available in the Serengeti, please visit our website – www.somak.co.uk

Day 6 Selous Early morning game activity followed by breakfast at the camp. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Rufiji River Camp. (b,l,d)

An additional non-refundable deposit may be required at the time of booking – please ask for details.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

Day 2 Selous Early morning game activity followed by breakfast at the camp. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Selous Riverside Camp. (b,l,d) Day 3 Selous–Zanzibar After breakfast, transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Zanzibar (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes).


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&Beyond Klein’s Camp

Tanzania Royal – Flying Safari

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £3343

2 nights Lake Manyara (&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge) – 2 nights Ngorongoro (&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge) 2 nights Serengeti (&Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp or &Beyond Klein’s Camp)

This breathtaking flying safari offers an unforgettable journey into Northern Tanzania with stays in some of Africa’s most exclusive lodges. • Nairobi Serengeti • Ngorongoro •

• Arusha • Manyara

Dar es Salaam •

At &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge there are ten stilted tree house suites with large windows, contemporary furnishings, overhead fans, mosquito nets and earthy understated features. &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa. &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is situated in a remote valley in the western corridor of the Serengeti. This flamboyant camp, of ten spacious tents under makuti canopies, overlooks a bywater of the Grumeti River. &Beyond Klein’s Camp is a small, elegant safari lodge set deep in the heart of Masai territory in the buffalo-rich northeastern Serengeti. Ten intimate rock and thatch cottages, with rich wooden floors and serene classic interiors.

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to Nairobi. Day 2 Lake Manyara On arrival connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro and transfer to a local restaurant in Arusha for lunch. Later transfer to Arusha airport for a flight by light aircraft to Manyara airstrip. Transfer to &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge with a game drive en route. (l,d)

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Day 3 Lake Manyara A full day in Lake Manyara National Park, with morning and afternoon game drives. The park’s most famous residents, the tree-climbing lions, may be spotted in the umbrella trees. Overnight at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 4 Ngorongoro After breakfast, continue to Ngorongoro and to the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Lunch followed by an afternoon at leisure. Overnight: &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. (b,l,d) Day 5 Ngorongoro After breakfast, travel into the crater for a game drive. This extinct volcano plays host to wildebeest, zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, elephants, rhinos and big cats. Overnight: &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. (b,l,d)

&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

Day 6 Serengeti After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip at Manyara for your light aircraft flight to the Serengeti. Met on arrival and transferred to either &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, situated in the western corridor, or to &Beyond Klein’s Camp, situated in northern Serengeti. Lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. (b,l,d) Day 7 Serengeti Take an early morning balloon flight over the Serengeti followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra) or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Later enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight: &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp or &Beyond Klein’s Camp. (b,l,d) Day 8 Extension or Heathrow After breakfast fly to Arusha. Met on arrival and transferred to a local restaurant for lunch. Later transfer to the airport for the flight to Nairobi, then proceed with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b,l) Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kgs This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best available alternative. &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, &Beyond Klein’s Camp and &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge are closed in April. A non-refundable deposit of £650 per person is required at the time of booking.


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Matemwe Main Lodge & Retreat

Top: Msambweni Beach House Bottom: Kipungani Explorer

Extensions MOMBASA Tanzania Royal & Mombasa

LAMU Tanzania Royal & Lamu

Day 8 – Fly to Arusha and connect with flight to Mombasa via Nairobi. Transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

Day 8 – Fly to Arusha and fly to Nairobi. Met on arrival and transferred for overnight stay at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.

Day 14 – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

Day 9 – Transfer to Nairobi Wilson airport for light aircraft flight to Lamu. Spend the next five nights at your chosen accommodation. (b)

HIGHLIGHTS • Light aircraft flights to Manyara and Serengeti to minimise travelling time • First-class accommodation in small, luxury camps • Three very different parks • Fabulous wildlife spotting opportunities

Day 14 – Light aircraft flight from Lamu to Wilson airport, Nairobi. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for your overnight flight to Heathrow.

ZANZIBAR Tanzania Royal & Zanzibar

WHAT’S INCLUDED • Expert driver/guides

Day 8 – Fly to Arusha and connect with flight to Zanzibar with Precision Air. Transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.

• Includes 6 breakfasts (b), 7 lunches (l) & 6 dinners (d)

SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION

• Guaranteed window seat Day 14 – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).

£280 per person when

Extensions to Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.

We have just returned from the most memorable, exciting, fantastic holiday we have ever been on. The hotels were excellent along with the food.

pre-booked in the UK Call 020 8423 3000

Pamela Cleaver

for conditions

TANZANIA ROYAL – 6 nights

2009 01 Oct30 Oct

Kenya Airways

2010 31 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec19 Dec

20 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

01 Jan06 Jan

07 Jan27 Feb

28 Feb30 Mar

31 Mar29 Apr

30 Apr30 May

31 May14 Jun

15 Jun29 Jun

30 Jun18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug30 Aug

31 Aug29 Sep

30 Sep09 Nov

10 Nov30 Nov

5225

3913

4331

5732

5369

5274

4494

3343

n/a

3748

4437

5201

5363

5936

5483

5321

4497

3813

01 Oct30 Oct

31 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec19 Dec

20 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

01 Jan06 Jan

07 Jan27 Feb

28 Feb30 Mar

31 Mar29 Apr

30 Apr24 May

25 May30 May

31 May14 Jun

15 Jun29 Jun

30 Jun18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug29 Sep

30 Sep09 Nov

10 Nov30 Nov

+ The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses + Tijara + Msambweni Beach House

6136 6208 6316

4848 5227 5634

5278 5873 6052

6679 7274 7453

6245 6579 6847

6125 6330 6406

5345 5550 5626

4195 4400 4476

n/a n/a n/a

4456 4642 n/a

4456 4642 4881

5145 5331 5570

5909 6448 6334

6251 6610 6496

6824 7183 7112

6370 6729 6659

5384 5553 5629

4700 4870 4946

Safari + Zanzibar – 12 nights Kenya Airways

01 Oct30 Oct

31 Oct13 Dec

14 Dec19 Dec

20 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec06 Jan

07 Jan27 Feb

28 Feb19 Mar

20 Mar30 Mar

31 Mar29 Apr

30 Apr24 May

25 May30 May

31 May14 Jun

15 Jun18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug30 Aug

31 Aug29 Sep

30 Sep09 Nov

10 Nov30 Nov

+ The Z Hotel + Matemwe Bungalows + Diamonds Dream Of Zanzibar

5712 6517 5915

4479 5086 4686

5056 5623 5425

6428 7024 6826

5997 6579 6409

5049 5626 5346

3851 4476 4196

3821 n/a 4166

n/a n/a n/a

n/a n/a 4405

4303 4881 4405

4992 5570 5094

5971 6661 6216

6544 7234 6789

6090 6780 6286

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Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.

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Southern Tanzania Explorer 

From £3420

1 night Dar es Salaam (Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel) – 2 nights Ruaha (Jongomero Camp) – 3 nights Selous (Selous Safari Camp)

Combining two remote, untouched, vast areas of Selous and Ruaha, this safari offers a great introduction to Southern Tanzania. Ruaha National Park is a remote bastion of spectacular wilderness, undisturbed wildlife, and breathtaking scenery. For the intrepid bush lover and the avid safari explorer, a trip to Ruaha is uniquely rewarding.

• Nairobi •Tarangire • Arusha

Ruaha •

• Dar es Salaam • Selous

Selous is Africa’s largest protected wildlife reserve. Due to its remote location, and because it is mostly easily accessible only by small aircraft, the Selous Game Reserve has remained one of the untouched gems of Tanzania’s national parks and game reserves. In short, a game-watcher’s ultimate holiday with intimate camps in superb locations. Electricity and hot water are powered by solar panels.

Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Dar es Salaam Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to Nairobi.

mighty Rufiji River. The tents, on raised wooden platforms, offer views of the lake or the river. Afternoon game activity. Overnight: Selous Safari Camp. (b,l,d)

Day 2 Dar es Salaam On arrival connect with your onward flight to Dar es Salaam. Transfer to Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel.

Days 6-7 Selous Game Reserve Morning and late afternoon game activities. Overnight: Selous Safari Camp. (b,l,d)

Day 3 Ruaha National Park Fly by light aircraft to Ruaha National Park (via Selous). On arrival transfer to your tented camp situated on the banks of the Jongomero River at the edge of Ruaha National Park. The camp is located at the heart of a pristine area with curious rock formations and rich vegetation. The spacious suites are furnished with comfortable, elegant furniture which allow guests to relax. Each of the eight roomy tents has an en suite bathroom and spacious front verandah ensuring maximum privacy with views. Afternoon game activity. Overnight: Jongomero Camp. (b,l,d)

Day 8 Beach or Heathrow After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for a scheduled flight by light aircraft to Arusha (approximately 1 hour). Met on arrival and transferred to a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight to Nairobi, then proceed with your chosen extension (as page 39), or return to Heathrow. (b,l)

Day 4 Ruaha National Park Morning and afternoon game activities. Overnight: Jongomero Camp. (b,l,d)

Light aircraft baggage allowance: 15kgs This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best available alternative. Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari. This safari does not operate from mid March to end of May.

Day 5 Selous Game Reserve After breakfast, light aircraft flight to the Selous Game Reserve. Transfer to your camp, set on the banks of the

A non-refundable deposit of £650 per person is required at the time of booking.

Selous Safari Camp

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SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

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Tailor-made

Flexible travel arrangements to suit your needs.

Staggering choice At Somak many East African holidays we sell are custom made by you, with help and advice from us. That way you can ensure that every day of your holiday is spent doing the things you want to do. In this brochure you will find a staggering choice of hotels, lodges and game parks. Highlights The choice of accommodation in Kenya and Tanzania is vast. We hope that we can help to 'narrow down' that choice for you, by bringing you our best selection within this brochure. Here are some of our favourites: At Giraffe Manor (page 50) you can feed and photograph giraffes at close range; it is an amazing experience. Or you may enjoy the unique Cottars 1920's Camp (page 52), which recalls an era of luxury and quality. There are panoramic views and endless opportunities to see game. Porini Camps (pages 54, 56 & 60) are popular because they have made a strong commitment to responsible tourism. Further south in Tanzania there is a range of appealing accommodation. Arusha Coffee Lodge (page 61) is found in the endless acres of Tanzania's largest coffee plantation and offers luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and roaring fires. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge (page 63) enjoys a spectacular setting on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment. Here the circular, closely thatched rooms were inspired by the traditional Masai 'boma' style of construction. Gibbs Farm (page 65) in the Ngorongoro is an old colonial farmhouse with heavily forested slopes of the highlands as a backdrop. A real chance to experience rural Africa. Create your own multi-centre holiday Most visitors to East Africa want to visit more than one of the many fascinating destinations and Somak makes this easy for you. Many opt for a safari and beach combination with either Mombasa (pages 72-82), Lamu (pages 83-84), Zanzibar (pages 84-94), Seychelles or Mauritius.

Private Journeys Unless highlighted as an ‘exclusive’ journey, the safaris and tours in this brochure are operated for groups, which means that you will be sharing the experience with other guests. However, all of our safaris and tours can be operated as private journeys, for any number of people, at an additional supplement. The itinerary will be the same as featured, and can normally be operated at a time of your choosing, subject to flight schedules and the opening/ closing times of game reserves or sites. Please call us for more details and prices. Tailor-made Holidays The possibilities Somak offer for luxurious escapes, adventure and cultural insights are not confined to the pages of this brochure. If you do not find your ideal holiday within these pages, we will be happy to draw on our experience of the countries in our portfolio to ‘tailor’ an itinerary to your individual needs. Wider choices The abundance of ideas in this brochure is sure to inspire you in designing your own holiday. Also, why not log on to our website – www.somak.co.uk – which showcases our ever-increasing portfolio of imaginative holiday options? If you are looking for something slightly unusual, such as a particular location, itinerary, activity or combination of countries which does not appear in our brochure or on our website, our tailor-made department will be happy to investigate the possibilities. Somak Holidays arranged a twin-centre holiday for Janet and Steve Humphreys who said:

We shall not hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family. What an excellent company. You took care of us from start to finish, and very professionally too. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday.

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Nairobi

Giraffe Manor

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £290 Giraffe Manor is an elegant, personally hosted, small and exclusive hotel, famous for its resident herd of giraffes. It offers a rich blend of comfortable accommodation and highly trained, friendly staff, as well as one of Nairobi’s finest kitchens. Giraffe Manor is surrounded by 140 acres of indigenous forest just outside Nairobi. As well as the giraffe, the property is also home to many species of birds, large families of warthogs and the elusive bushbuck. LOCATION: 12 miles from Nairobi city centre. FACILITIES: Enjoy the new Formal English Garden where guests can relax and enjoy some outdoor living. ACCOMMODATION: A limited number of guests can stay at Giraffe Manor, which is quite grand but not at all overwhelming. The house comprises six bedrooms, each named after resident giraffes (past and present). Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom, some are double, some are twin. The sixth room is a family suite which can sleep a family of five and is also suitable for the less mobile. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included, wine with lunch and dinner, laundry services and entrance to Giraffe Centre. Don’t miss breakfast, the ultimate theatre is revealed when the giraffes approach the sun room and interact with guests from the breakfast table. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 40 minutes from Nairobi airport. Please note check in time is strictly from 11.00am onwards and check out at 10.00am. Giraffe Manor is closed 15 April – 15 May.

House of Waine  From £136 The House of Waine blends the elegance of gracious living with the spirit of modern Africa in an exclusive and serene setting, in 2.5 beautiful acres of land. Personalised, friendly service and excellent cuisine is an added attraction of this small hotel. LOCATION: Situated in Karen, within easy reach of many of the local attractions such as Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and Nairobi National Park. FACILITIES: Meals are served in various locations on the property, the breakfast terrace, the dining terrace, dining room, a pool pavilion, lounge or in the garden. On request, traditional Kenyan food can be prepared for those wishing to sample local fare. There is a bar and a heated swimming pool. ACCOMMODATION: 11 individually styled, air-conditioned rooms with marble bathrooms (9 rooms have shower & bath, 2 rooms have bath only). All rooms have television, mini bar, safe, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary pastries daily (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Nairobi airport.

Macushla House  From £75 A welcome alternative to the city hotels, providing the amenities of a hotel yet the warmth and character of a private home. The lodge is set in the forested outskirts of Nairobi amongst natural gardens teaming with indigenous flora and bird life. The terrace and swimming pool is the ideal spot for guests to relax, or alternatively, take an excursion to one of the nearby attractions. LOCATION: Situated in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and excursions to the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and Nairobi National Park. ACCOMMODATION: 6 rooms with en suite bathroom. Standard rooms (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 40 minutes from Nairobi airport.

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Nairobi Nairobi Serena Hotel  From £76 Justly famed for its superlative standards of efficiency, service and hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World' and the proud flagship of the Serena Hotels' group of world-class hotels. LOCATION: Set amongst extensive tropical gardens, overlooking the gentle green avenues of Central Park and commanding a panoramic view over the glittering towers of central Nairobi, the Serena Hotel enjoys one of the finest locations in the city. FACILITIES: The Mandhari Restaurant offers a delicious choice of cuisine in fabulous surroundings. Café Maghreb is an all-day Moroccan-styled café and the three bars offer international labels, fine wines, local drinks and cocktails. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, health club, jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, gym, massage, hair salon & gift shop. Complimentary golf facilities are available nearby. ACCOMMODATION: 183 air-conditioned rooms with bathroom, satellite TV, mini bar, safe and tea/coffee making facilities (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Nairobi airport.

Fairmont Norfolk Hotel  From £76 Historic Tudor-style hotel in garden setting, renowned for personal service. The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel is part of Kenya's history. Built in the early 1900s, it has kept pace with the times and offers quiet, elegant comfort and cuisine of the highest standards. The Hotel has recently undergone a major refurbishment. LOCATION: Set in tranquil gardens, the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel is only a short distance from the city centre. FACILITIES: Offers two restaurants, two bars and a tea room. Leisure facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, health club, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms. ACCOMMODATION: 165 air-conditioned rooms and suites are luxuriously furnished with plush carpeting and marble en suite bathroom with separate shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, mini bar and safe. Fairmont rooms (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Nairobi airport.

Holiday Inn  From £65 Renowned for its traditional warmth and hospitality, The Holiday Inn offers a full range of services and facilities. Built in 1945, it has been extensively refurbished to provide modern facilities, yet retains the understated charm and elegance of yesteryear. LOCATION: Situated in a popular shopping and residential suburb close to the city centre. FACILITIES: Offers two restaurants and two bars. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, a health & fitness centre, sauna, beauty salon and gift shop. ACCOMMODATION: 171 air-conditioned rooms with private bath, TV, radio, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Nairobi airport.

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Masai Mara

&Beyond Bateleur Camp

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £370 Set on the fringes of a riverine forest, overlooking the vast, game-filled plains of the Mara, this tented camp offers world-class style in the African bush. In addition to an excellent year-round concentration of animals, Kichwa Tembo lies directly in the path of Africa's spectacular Great Migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti, Tanzania, to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This is indeed nature at her most theatrical, offering an unsurpassed African wildlife experience. LOCATION: Situated at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment on the western border of the Masai Mara Reserve in southwestern Kenya. FACILITIES: A butler will serve delicious Pan-African cuisine in the dining area, on the verandah or in a romantic setting under the stars. Bush breakfasts, sundowners and candlelit dinners offer an unforgettable experience of the African bush. Leisure facilities include a lap pool, curio shop, game drives, night game drives, guided nature walks, Masai community visits and lectures and hot air ballooning. ACCOMMODATION: 18 tents, 9 in each intimate camp, with a shower and a private deck. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits, beer, tea and coffee and laundry.

Cottars 1920s

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £340 Drawing on eighty years of safari service, the Cottar family provide guests with the highest standards of personalised and professional guiding. Recalling an era of luxury and quality, this camp returns to the original spirit and essence of 'safari'. It is reminiscent of a golden era – an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance, in a timelessly unspoiled setting with panoramic views and boundless game. LOCATION: Situated in an extensive and exclusive concession between the Masai Mara, Serengeti and Loliondo reserves where a few Purko Maasai clan roam. FACILITIES: Offers a dining tent, bush meals and sundowners. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, day & night game drives, guided bush walks, river swimming, river fishing and massage. ACCOMMODATION: 6 canvas tents which are spacious and luxuriously furnished, have private en suite bathroom, dressing room and verandah (2 adults). 4 family suites featuring 2 rooms with solid bathroom walls, running hot & cold water, a fireplace with cushioned seating and a private lawn are also available (4 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wines and non-luxury spirits. Champagne, special wines and luxury spirits are additional.

Governors’ Il Moran Camp

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £223

WEDDINGS

This camp is for those who are seeking that extra bit of luxury by adding touches that make it the top of the range safari accommodation. The atmosphere is of an original hunting camp that is hidden under ancient trees, deep in the forest. LOCATION: Situated in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve with tents strategically sited in the shade of old African fig trees, all overlooking the Mara River. FACILITIES: An elegant dining tent with views over the Mara River and an open bar. Leisure facilities include health spa, game drives, game walks, hot air balloon safaris and visits to the Masai village. ACCOMMODATION: 10 spacious tents with stunning beds that are handmade from specially selected wood taken from ancient olive trees. Large en suite bathrooms with lovely big showers and a Victorian bath and an extended verandah (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer and house wine.

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Masai Mara Rekero Camp  From £295 Amidst the teeming mass of wildlife, this mobile camp is ideally situated for the annual migration of wildebeest & zebra from the Serengeti through the Masai Mara in Kenya. Their team of professional Masai safari guides and camp crew have worked together for years, providing guests with an in-depth and truly memorable Masai Mara experience. LOCATION: Situated in the midst of the Masai Mara Conservation Area on Talek River. FACILITIES: Offers a large dining tent, sitting area, picnics and sundowners. Leisure facilities include game drives, guided bush walks, hot air balloon safari, day trip to Lake Victoria for fishing and scenic flights over Masai Mara. ACCOMMODATION: 7 tents with en suite bathroom with safari shower (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, house wines, beers and soft drinks included. Note: The camp is closed in April and May.

Kicheche Mara Camp/Kicheche Bush Camp  From £223 Choose from two luxury tented camps. Both are intimate bush camps, unfenced and offering stunning views. Here there is a world of majestic animals, dazzling birds, sweeping grasslands, flat-topped trees and breathtaking sunsets. LOCATION: Bush Camp: Olare Orok Conservancy (created from Koiyaki Group Ranch lands) bordering the Masai Mara Reserve. Mara Camp: On the Aitong Plains in the northern Koiyaki Lemek region of the famous Masai Mara. FACILITIES: Alfresco dining, lounge, dining tent and a bar. Leisure facilities include game drives and walking safaris. Village visits, school visits, hot air balloon flights and Lake Victoria excursions are offered. ACCOMMODATION: Bush Camp: 6 tents with en suite bucket shower, a private sitting area and a large bedroom (2 adults and 1 child). Mara Camp: 11 spacious tents with en suite bathroom with shower, verandah and hammocks (2 adults and 2 children). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner, drinks (wines, beers, sodas & local spirits – excluding Champagne); unlimited game-viewing drives and bush walks and laundry. Camps closed as follows: Bush Camp: 15 Nov-14 Dec 2009 and April and May 2010 inclusive. Mara Camp: April and May. MUCH MORE FREE NIGHTS: Stay 3 nights and get 1 night free, offer valid for all stays started and completed: 1-14 Dec 09.

Fairmont Mara Safari Club  From £214

Kicheche Bush Camp

A convenient base from which to discover the Masai Mara. The camp is tucked away peacefully in the northwest corner and surrounded on three sides by the Mara River filled with hippos and crocodiles. LOCATION: Set in the Ol-Choro Oiroua Conservation Area, bordering the Masai Mara Game Reserve, at the foot of the Aitong Hills. FACILITIES: Offers a main dining room, lounge, a pool bar and outdoor dining in the boma, with musical entertainment on selected nights. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, massage, nightly activities of wildlife lectures and traditional dancing.

ACCOMMODATION: 51 tents all with four poster beds, en suite bathroom, hairdryer, safe and verandahs overlooking the river. Riverfront tent (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

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Masai Mara

Karen Blixen Camp  From £198 Offering an authentic 'yesteryear' experience for visitors wishing to gain that little extra from their safari. Set on the banks of the Mara River where zebras, elephants and hippos come to drink throughout the day. Long gone are the days when staying in a tented camp meant roughing it. You will find that the Karen Blixen Camp experience is a step back in time with the luxury of today. LOCATION: Situated on the border of the Masai Mara Reserve, in the exclusive Mara North Conservancy, with the great Mara plains behind the camp. FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant and an open home style bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, wellness treatments offered by the resident masseuse and day and night game drives. ACCOMMODATION: 22 spacious tents (2 adults and 2 children) set on large mahogany platforms – each with outdoor shower and verandah from which one can enjoy an afternoon siesta or take in the wonderful surroundings. The tents are comfortably furnished for the ultimate camping luxury. 19 tents are placed along the riverbank, whilst 3 units are situated on raised platforms offering incredible views of the area. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Main Governors’ Camp/Little Governors’ Camp  From £172

WEDDINGS

The setting is magical. So much so that almost a century ago it was reserved, exclusively, for Kenya’s colonial governors and their royal visitors. The camp is nestled along the winding banks of the Mara River, home to substantial herds of elephants, hippos and buffaloes, whilst also providing home for the herds of migrating zebras and wildebeest. The nearby plains are the classical image of savannah Africa, dotted with acacia trees and fringed by the inspiring Siria escarpment. LOCATION: Situated in the west of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. FACILITIES: Offers a dining tent and open bar. Leisure facilities include health spa, game drives, balloon safari, game walks, visits to the Masai village or local school, curio shop, day excursions to Mfangano Island Camp and Lake Victoria. ACCOMMODATION: Main Governors’ Camp consists of 37 tents and Little Governors’ Camp consists of 17 tents. Both feature en suite bathrooms with showers and private verandahs. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Little Governors’

Porini Lion Camp  From £250 This eco-friendly camp is located in an exclusive 20,000-acre conservancy. There are no minibuses allowed and the number of vehicles are controlled, giving you an authentic safari experience, away from the crowds. This expansive conservancy is home to an abundance of animals including the big cats for which the Mara is famous, and is the ideal base from which to view the wildebeest migration. LOCATION: Situated near the Masai Mara game reserve in the Olare Orok Conservancy. FACILITIES: Offers a central mess tent, which serves as the dining and lounge area. In the evenings clients can enjoy a drink with hors d'oeuvres on the verandah or around the camp fire. Home baked bread, fresh salads and high quality meals are prepared and served by the camp chef. Leisure facilities include day and night game drives in open-sided 4x4 vehicles with quality guides, a day in the Masai Mara National Reserve, escorted walks and sundowners. ACCOMMODATION: 10 tents with en suite bathroom with safari shower (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water, soft drinks, gin & tonics, beer & house wine.

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Samburu Ashnil Samburu Camp  From £185

WEDDINGS

In a perfect position on the river bank, this camp is a wonderful choice for your stay in Kenya. Set south of Ewaso Nyiro River, in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Samburu, a stay here gives you unrivalled access to game viewing. The waters of the great Ewaso Nyiro River draw wildlife in great numbers to its banks, creating an oasis of green. This is spectacular country, set against a backdrop of the mighty Mount Ol Olokwe. The camp is home to just 24 luxury tents, all circular, and carefully spread throughout the lush ground. A lovely pool is a welcome place to cool off. LOCATION: In Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Samburu along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant, bar and a verandah deck overlooking the river. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, guided nature walks and massage. ACCOMMODATION: 24 twin/double tents with fan, private shower room, safe and terrace. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. MUCH MORE HONEYMOONERS: Receive wild flowers, a bottle of sparkling wine, a cake presented by staff (with a song and dance) plus one meal in private on tent balcony – weather permitting.

Larsens Camp  From £183 Larsens Camp, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is set on lush lawns on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Larsens Camp is a boutique tented camp with casual colonial elegance and a surprising degree of comfort. Embraced by tranquillity and nature, the river is the perfect stage for an endless pageant of wildlife – elephants rolling and trumpeting in the shallows, timid impalas nervously drinking and baboons and vervet monkeys swinging through the canopy of trees. LOCATION: Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve, and on the border of the old Northern Frontier Province. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room serving sumptuous dinners, a river front deck for breakfasts & lunch and a bar lounge. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, game drives, Samburu dancing, bird walks, Eseriani Spa and a gift shop. ACCOMMODATION: 20 airy tents decorated in chic style, with en suite bathroom with a shower (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Elephant Bedroom Camp  From £170 Surrounded by doum palms and other beautiful indigenous trees and shrubs, sits this small and exclusive camp, all furnished in rustic African style while offering all the comforts expected of a luxury Camp. Huge herds of elephants, prides of lions or the solitary leopard, amongst other game, are regular visitors around the camp providing excellent game viewing in a spectacular scenic background of rugged rolling hills. LOCATION: Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve. FACILITIES: Offers a dining area and lounge serving alfresco breakfasts, candlelit gourmet dinners set either under the African sky or inside the well appointed dining area. Leisure facilities include game drives, bush walking safari, lecture by Samburu Naturalist, sundowners, bush breakfast and lunch. ACCOMMODATION: 12 tents with en suite bathroom and large verandah (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & afternoon tea/coffee included. Drinks package available at a supplement.

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Amboseli

Tortilis Camp  From £215 Tortilis Camp is named after the tortilis acacia tree and is a charming rustic tented camp built into the side of a hill, facing the foothills of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. The friendly staff, drawn from the local Masai community, are dedicated to offering a truly memorable stay. LOCATION: Situated on the edge of Amboseli National Game Reserve, on the southern border of Kenya. FACILITIES: Offers a dining area, bush breakfasts, hilltop sundowners and delicious recipes taken from the family cookbook, served with fresh salads and herbs grown in the camp. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, bush walk and massage. ACCOMMODATION: 17 spacious tents each with an en suite bathroom with shower and large verandah (2 adults and 1 child). A family tent (4 adults) is also available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine & non-luxury spirits included.

MUCH MORE FREE MASSAGE: Receive 1 complimentary, 30 min massage per room per stay. Valid until 19 Dec 2009.

Amboseli Porini Camp  From £184 In the heart of Masailand, Selenkay Conservancy is an important dispersal area for wildlife moving in and out of Amboseli, which holds a wide diversity of species. The eco-friendly camp is small and purposefully built on the lines of a traditional safari camp, offering the opportunity to get close to nature and away from the crowds. LOCATION: Situated in the private 15,000 acre Selenkay Conservancy, near the northern boundary of Amboseli National Park. FACILITIES: Offers an outdoor dining area and a central mess which also serves as the lounge area. In the evening clients can enjoy drinks with hors d'oeuvres around the camp fire, taking in the starlit African sky. Activities include day and night game drives in open sided 4x4s with high quality guides, a day in Amboseli National Park, escorted bush walks, visits to a traditional Masai village and sundowners with views of Mount Kilimanjaro. ACCOMMODATION: 9 spacious tents with en suite bathroom with safari shower (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water, soft drinks, gin & tonics, beer & house wine included.

Amboseli Serena Lodge  From £55 Framed against the glorious backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, surrounded by miles of rolling grasslands, patrolled by vast herds of elephants, this traditional, yet luxurious lodge is a safari destination of a lifetime. LOCATION: Nestled in the foothills of Kilimanjaro, hidden beneath a copse of giant acacia trees and beside a gently flowing natural spring, lies this magnificent lodge. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room with a selection of international menus, buffets and barbeques, a bar and lounge. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, sundowners, traditional feasts, tribal dancing and visits to the traditional manyattas of the Amboseli Masai. ACCOMMODATION: 92 beautifully appointed rooms with bath/shower facilities (2 adults and 1 child). Also on offer are family rooms and suites. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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Rift Valley Chui Lodge  From £240 The lodge, set in the privately-owned 20,000 acres Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary, is an elusive and exquisite paradise, nestled in a grove of euphorbia trees, overlooking a waterhole with the dramatic Mau Escarpment as a backdrop. The sanctuary plays host to a diverse number of mammalian and avian species including white rhino, leopard, caracal, buffalo, lesser kudu, cheetah, grevy's zebra, oryx and a large number of plains game. LOCATION: Just above the shores of Lake Naivasha within the Great Rift Valley. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, lounge bar, sundowners and bush breakfasts. Lunches can be arranged on the lawn outside. Leisure facilities include a heated swimming pool, day and night game drives in the sanctuary exclusive to guests, bush walks on the lake shores, boat trips and fishing on the hippo-filled lake, bird watching or a visit to the Oserian Flower Farm, one of the largest growers and producers of 'cut flowers' in the world! ACCOMMODATION: 5 exclusive luxury cottages with en suite bathroom and verandah, and 3 luxury suite cottages with en suite bathroom and verandah (2 adults and 2 children). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, mineral water, house wines & beer included. Champagne, spirits and special wines are not included.

Loldia House  From £195 Nestling under the acacia and wild fig trees on the green western shores of Lake Naivasha, the present Loldia House was constructed by Italian prisoners of war from stone quarried on the farm. Built around a courtyard, its main archway frames a stunning view of the dormant volcano Mount Longonot. LOCATION: An old farmhouse on a ranch in the northwestern part of Lake Naivasha. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room in old colonial style and a lounge. Leisure facilities include golf, tennis, day and night game drives, horse riding, boat rides on Lake Naivasha, boat rides to Crescent Island, fishing, walking safaris, bird watching, cultural visits and day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park. ACCOMMODATION: 8 rooms with en suite bathroom with shower. A double room in the top cottage features an outside bathroom (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Mbweha Camp  From £123 Comfortable, authentic and unique, the camp is hidden in a grove of euphorbia cactus with over 300 species of birds and is home to the majority of plains game such as elands, warthogs, zebras, leopards, gazelles, waterbucks, impalas, hyenas, dik diks, buffaloes, giraffes, aardvarks, baboons and flamingoes. Mbweha Camp renders one of the most fascinating experiences with its natural sanctuary of fauna and great variety of wildlife. LOCATION: Set in the private Congreve Conservancy next to the Nakuru National Park. FACILITIES: Offers a lounge, a sunken bush restaurant serving a choice of tasty, freshly prepared meals. The bar stocks a variety of cocktails and offers regular entertainment. Leisure facilities include day and night game drives, educational bush and nature walks, bike ride, hiking, bush dinners, bush sundowners, hot air balloon rides and gliding. ACCOMMODATION: 10 cottages, which are made of local materials with an en suite shower and a private verandah. The comfortable cottages are decorated in an unusual fusion of Swahili and colonial décor. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Drinks package available at a supplement.

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Borana Lodge  From £422 Rustic yet luxurious, this family run lodge is set on a vast, wildlife rich, working cattle ranch on the edge of Laikipia Plateau with panoramic views of Mount Kenya. Due to its location and altitude this lodge is close to a wide diversity of wildlife including lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, cheetahs, antelopes, wild dogs and bird species. LOCATION: Situated on a working 35,000 acre ranch in the Laikipia region of northern Kenya, just north of the equator, and not far from Mount Kenya. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game viewing, horse riding, guided walks, biking, lake fishing, bird watching, curio shop and resident masseuse. ACCOMMODATION: 8 large tastefully furnished thatched cottage rooms with a private bath, fireplace and verandah (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, house wines, beers & soft drinks included. Note: People with walking difficulties could find Borana hard to cope with as it is on quite a steep incline. The Borana Lodge is closed during November.

Lewa Wilderness  From £305 A delightful home amidst the natural beauty of the Lewa Conservancy, Lewa Wilderness has been providing luxury and hospitality to its guests for 30 years. With Mount Kenya in the background and mysterious Ol Olokwe on the edge of the Samburu to the north, Lewa Wilderness is beautifully situated on the edge of the wildlife rich Lewa Conservancy. LOCATION: Situated within one of Kenya's major private conservation successes, Lewa Downs, which can be found at the foot of Mt Kenya. FACILITIES: Offers an open-air dining room with a long banqueting table and a cosy sitting area. Leisure facilities include a salt water swimming pool, tennis, day and night game viewing on horseback or on camels, escorted bush walks, bird watching, visits to prehistoric sites, cultural visits with local communities and farm and craft tours. ACCOMMODATION: 9 comfortable, thatched cottages with en suite bathroom, fireplace and verandah (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wines & bottled water with meals included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 45 minute flight from Wilson airport.

Note: The ranch is closed during November.

Loisaba Lodge & Star Beds  From £258 A working cattle farm, in untamed bush, boasting views that extend for hundreds of miles – to Mount Kenya, the Lolldaiga Hills and the Mathews Range. The Loisaba Lodge is situated at the edge of an escarpment overlooking the Laikipia Plateau. A twenty minute drive from Loisaba Lodge are the ‘Star Beds’, which provide a unique opportunity to sleep out on thatched platforms under the stars, and are hosted by local Masai. LOCATION: Situated on the border of Laikipia and Kenya’s rugged Northern Frontier District and only a few miles from the equator. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, sundowners and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool with poolside bar, tennis court, croquet, spa and massage room, day and night game drives, guided bush walks, horse and camel riding, mountain biking, cultural visits, river rafting and river fishing (seasonal), quad biking, helicopter excursions and hot air balloon trips. ACCOMMODATION: 7 rooms with en suite bathrooms, set on the escarpment with a private deck. Kiboko Star Beds are located among a kopje of rocks in one of the eastern valleys overlooking the ‘Kiboko’ waterhole. Koija star beds are situated over the river and are reached by footbridge from the opposite bank. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wines, non-luxury spirits, horse and camel rides, night game drives and laundry are included. Champagne, special wines & luxury spirits are payable locally. Note: The Loisaba Lodge is closed during May. The Star Beds are closed during May and November.

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Aberdares/Laikipia Sabuk Lodge  From £258 A remote luxury lodge in Laikipia overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River at a picturesque gorge. An entrancing haven set in 1500 acres, which is home to a variety of wildlife including dik-diks, giraffes, zebras, leopards, elephants, antelopes and wild dogs. LOCATION: Sabuk Lodge is perched high on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, in the Northern Frontier District, overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. FACILITIES: Offers a main living area, dining room with excellent cuisine, a lounge and mezzanine library, with a dramatic deck overlooking the river below. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, game drives, horse riding, camel safaris, fly camp, fishing, nature walks guided by the local Laikipia Masai, bush breakfast, a hill top sundowner, or picnic lunches on the Ewaso Nyiro River. ACCOMMODATION: 6 open sided cottages (2 adults), each one unique in design and décor, have en suite bathrooms, with private verandahs facing out over the river gorge 150 feet below. Eagle cottage (4 adults) featuring a private pool, is also available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. NOTE: Sabuk is closed in May. MUCH MORE SINGLE SAVER: No single supplement, valid until 19 December 2009.

Elsa’s Kopje

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From £242

For many years Kenya's best kept secret, the untamed wilderness of Meru National Park is best explored from its hidden jewel – Elsa's Kopje. Made famous by the film 'Born Free' and George Adamson's lions, the lodge is invisible to the eye as you approach the kopje. Each of the 10 individually built cottages are luxuriously appointed, and here you'll find the ultimate 'room with a view'. LOCATION: Situated in Mughwango Hill, in Meru National Park. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, lounge and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, massages, day & night game drives, bush walks, day excursions to the Tana River, line fishing and visits to the local Taraka village. ACCOMMODATION: 10 open-plan cottages with en suite bathrooms (2 adults and 1 child). Elsa's Private House (4 adults) features 2 double rooms with a shared sitting room, verandah and private swimming pool. The honeymoon suite (2 adults) features a 3-level room with a double bed. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wines, non-luxury spirits, guided walks, night game drives and laundry. Champagne, special wines and luxury spirits are at an additional cost. MUCH MORE FREE MASSAGE: Receive 1 complimentary, 30 min massage per room per stay, valid until 19 Dec 2009. SINGLE SAVER: No single supplement, valid until 19 Dec 2009.

Kicheche Laikipia Camp  From £223 This high quality eco-camp overlooks a small waterhole in the centre of the conservancy. Guests are hosted by an experienced resident management couple. LOCATION: Situated in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. FACILITIES: Excellent meals are prepared on site using an array of locally sourced produce. Dine alfresco during the day and in the evenings a fire is lit in the inter-connected lounge and dining tent. Leisure facilities include day/night game drives in a 4X4 vehicle, sundowners, guided bush walks, lion tracking, chimpanzee visits and optional horse riding excursions. ACCOMMODATION: 6 luxurious tents, all with en suite bathroom.(2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also included is mineral water, soft drinks, house wines, beer and laundry. The camp is closed during April and May.

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Porini Rhino Camp  From £180 The Camp is hidden in a secluded valley set amongst shady acacia trees on the banks of a seasonal river. The Camp is very environmentally-friendly with solar powered lighting and no generators. LOCATION: Situated in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. FACILITIES: Offers outdoor dining where excellent food with home-baked bread, fresh salads and high quality meals are prepared by the camp chef, and served by the hospitable staff. Leisure facilities include day/night game drives in a 4X4 vehicle, sundowners, guided walks and visits to a chimpanzee sanctuary. ACCOMMODATION: 6 spacious tents, all with en suite bathroom. All tents have solar electric lights (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also included is mineral water, soft drinks, house wines, beer and gin.

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club  From £103 With magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya, and set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, offering a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Set in manicured lawns, ornamental ponds, flowerbeds, this famous retreat exudes quiet elegance against a dramatic backdrop. LOCATION: Situated high on the slopes of Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest mountain. FACILITIES: Offers the main restaurant Tusks and two bars. Bush breakfasts and dinners can be arranged on the slopes of Mt Kenya at extra cost. Leisure facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, horseback riding, 9-hole golf course, lawn bowling and croquet, mountain biking and hiking, fishing excursions, bird walks, nature walks and white water rafting excursions. ACCOMMODATION: 120 rooms and suites all with en suite bathroom with separate rain shower, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities, a fully stocked mini bar and wood-burning fireplaces. Fairmont rooms (2 adults), deluxe rooms (2 adults and 1 child). The suites (3 adults) feature a lounge, TV and private balcony or verandah and the William Holden Cottages are ideal for families or friends travelling together and offer a large lounge with fireplace, 2 bedrooms with private terrace and lawns BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Afternoon tea is also included. Note: Dress code is casual for breakfast and lunch. For dinner it is strictly smart casual, no shorts, mini-skirts, no sports gear or T-shirts. Long trousers are mandatory. Children can be served an early supper from 6.30pm on request.

Sweetwaters Tented Camp  From £50 A sheltered oasis, designed to offer a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury, these tented camps are in a class of their own. This private reserve is set in the extensive savannah grasslands and riverine forests that border the Ewaso Nyiro River, offering the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya. Due to its private status, it also allows unforgettable pleasures such as night game drives, guided bush & bird walks and camel riding across its game-teaming plains. LOCATION: Situated within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in the Laikipia plains, with views of Mount

Kenya. FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant with a combination of European, African and Asian dishes and two bars. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, gift shop, massage & beauty room, internet access, guided bush walks, night game drives, lion tracking, camel trekking cultural tours of local multicultural village (The Ereri) and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. ACCOMMODATION: 39 luxuriously appointed tents with en suite bathroom, power outlet for hairdryer & private verandah with views over the waterhole (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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Arusha Arusha Coffee Lodge

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From £86

Arusha Coffee Lodge lies cradled in the endless acres of Tanzania's largest coffee plantation. This exclusive boutique lodge has been designed around the farm's original plantation homes, radiating the warmth and invitation of a bygone era. Luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine, and roaring fires, beckon the most seasoned traveller. LOCATION: Situated on the western edge of Arusha town. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room which overlooks the pond and gardens. A casual pub-like bar and lounge with a fireplace is also available. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and game drives in Arusha National Park. ACCOMMODATION: 18 plantation houses with split level lounge areas, en suite bath/shower, hairdryer,

safe, ceiling fan, mini bar, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. 12 new plantation suites which opened in January 2009 are also available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.

TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Arusha airport.

Arusha Mountain Village  From £48 Hidden in the depths of a tree-shaded coffee plantation, wreathed in multi-coloured tresses of tumbling bougainvillea, cooled by mountain streams and strung like a necklace around the shores of an idyllic wooded lake, Mountain Village offers a haven of calm and serenity just outside the hustle and bustle of Arusha, Tanzania's premier 'Safari Town'. Set in the flowered gardens of a coffee planter's farm house and surrounded by rolling groves of wax-green coffee bushes, Mountain Village offers wide timbered decks with panoramic views over Lake Duluti, and a selection of ethnically-styled 'Rondavel' village-cluster rooms, each one neatly thatched with 'Makuti' stems, lavishly embellished with 'Makonde' carvings and comfortably furnished in traditional safari style. LOCATION: Situated on the outskirts of Arusha. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, bar and lounge areas in the old colonial farmhouse. Leisure facilities include morning bird walks around Lake Duluti, nature trails, mountain biking, jogging, trips to the crater lakes and forest, visits to Masai villages, beauty treatment, massage and gift shops. ACCOMMODATION: 42 rooms with en suite bath/shower and verandah. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Arusha airport.

Kibo Palace  From £45 Kibo Palace Hotel offers a range of elegant guestrooms and suites stylishly designed and luxuriously furnished. Whether buffet or à la carte, the Kilimanjaro Restaurant and terrace offers a wide variety of African and international cuisine. The Lounge Bar is a perfect place for aperitifs or after dinner drinks. The Pool Bar is located near the swimming pool and is ideal for sundowners. In addition, there is a 9-hole golf course and four tennis courts situated three minutes drive from the hotel. LOCATION: Situated on the outskirts of Arusha. FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant and two bars. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, fitness room and massage room. ACCOMMODATION: 65 rooms and suites all with en suite bathroom with a shower, mini bar, satellite TV, safe, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facility. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Arusha airport.

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Ras Kutani  From £163 A beautiful beach hideaway designed in a simple style. This romantic hideaway is perched on a cushion of tropical forest on the banks of a wide freshwater lagoon and a deserted beach. The spacious bandas extend through a scented hillside of tropical forest to the powder white beach below. Soft furnishings with colourful cushions create a refreshing atmosphere in which to enjoy the appetising cuisine and the friendly, attentive service. Ras Kutani provides an escape from the hustle and bustle, a dreamy environment for guests to relax on their private bamboo verandah, in the bar, or on the beach – it is one of Tanzania's finest beach retreats. LOCATION: Situated on the south coast of Dar es Salaam. FACILITIES: Dining and lounge area. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, nature walks and massage. Water sports include snorkelling, boogie boards and kayaking. ACCOMMODATION: 9 cottages with en suite bath/shower and verandah with hammock. Standard cottages (2 adults and 1 child). Also available are 4 suites (2 adults), which are located on the hills with sweeping views and feature a private plunge pool. There is also a hill house which comprises 2 rooms joined by a verandah, perfect for families. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes from Dar es Salaam airport by road. Light aircraft flights are available – please ask for details.

Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel  From £95 The Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel is a Tanzanian landmark and has been a symbol of luxury and elegance over the years. A magnificent setting of lush tropical gardens, combined with superb accommodation, fine cuisine and personalised service, are just some of the pleasures on offer when visiting this luxurious hotel. As a guest at this superb property, every effort will be made to fulfil your wishes eagerly and promptly. LOCATION: Perfectly located in the heart of Dar es Salaam, central to the exciting shopping, nightlife, culture and dining experiences. FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants, a bakery and a bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, children's activities, health club, massages and sauna. Tennis, squash and an 18-hole golf course are available nearby ACCOMMODATION: 230 air-conditioned rooms with en suite bath/shower, hairdryer, internet access, mini bar, safe, telephone, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Standard rooms (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Dar es Salaam airport.

Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski  From £90 The iconic ‘Kili’, as the hotel is fondly known, is testament to the finest in East African hospitality with European flair. Crowning the city’s historical harbour, this landmark property boasts 180 contemporary rooms and suites that are elegant and welcoming, complemented by the dramatic ocean and harbour front views. LOCATION: Situated in the centre of Dar es Salaam with panoramic views over the city port and harbour. FACILITIES: Offers a choice of two restaurants, two bars and lobby lounge. Leisure facilities include an infinity swimming pool, Anantara Spa, casino and shopping arcade. ACCOMMODATION: 180 air-conditioned rooms with en suite bath/shower, hairdryer, mini bar, safe, TV, telephone, internet access and tea/coffee making facilities. Standard rooms (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Dar es Salaam airport.

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Lake Manyara &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

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From ÂŁ410

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers bush luxury at its finest. The lodge is a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance, offering privacy and exclusivity in cool, leafy surroundings. The lodge merges seamlessly into the green forest, providing a very exclusive and extravagant experience. Each tree house suite features large windows to view the lush forest. The elegant rooms are fitted with contemporary furnishings in neutral colours and textures. Bedrooms have overhead fans, mosquito nets and earthy, understated features. The interiors of the tree houses are a sumptuous combination of natural fibres, pure cotton linen and contemporary furnishings. There is an exhilarating outdoor shower while the private verandahs have comfortable furniture and offer extensive views of the lovely forest environment. An interactive kitchen allows guests to observe the preparation of delicious Pan-African cuisine which may be enjoyed in the boma, on dining decks, or on your private viewing deck with spectacular forest views. Breakfasts and picnics are also served on the lakeshore. LOCATION: Situated on the remote southern tip of Lake Manyara National Park, in the heart of a mahogany forest. FACILITIES: Offers an intimate dining area, picnic lunches, private dining and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, bird watching, game viewing deck overlooking the forest, a safari shop and culinary experiences with the chef. ACCOMMODATION: 10 stilted treehouse suites with an en suite bath and alfresco shower, overhead fans and a private verandah (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee, refreshments on game drives and laundry included. Note: The lodge is closed in April.

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge  From ÂŁ60 Welcome to this unique lodge in its spectacular setting on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment overlooking the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara. Not only is this area known for its tree-climbing lions, but also pink flamingoes and great birds of prey. As a result the lodge has a bird theme, shown in such touches as stylish murals which depict bird migration patterns. A spirit of tranquillity pervades the site. The circular, closelythatched rooms were inspired by the traditional Masai 'boma' style of construction. LOCATION: Standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracottastreaked cliff, above the flamingo-covered expanse of Lake Manyara's gleaming alkaline waters. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, canoeing, boat trips, visits to the local village day trips to nearby Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, mountain biking, nature and bird walks, wildlife lectures and visits to the lodge's botanical gardens. ACCOMMODATION: 67 rooms with en suite bath/shower and a verandah (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

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Tarangire

Tarangire Treetops

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From £245 Tarangire TreeTops sits alone in the private game reserve bordering Tarangire National Park and the Masai Steppe amid rolling, baobab-studded hills, with views to Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley wall. The exclusive lodge has a magical, adventurous and exotic feel, whilst exuding a timeless essence, which will take you back to days gone by. The suites are perched high up in the age-old baobab and marula trees. LOCATION: On the border of Tarangire National Park and the Masai Steppe. FACILITIES: Offers a dining area overlooking a waterhole often frequented by game. A bar and lobby with comfortable seats, which are scattered around a fire pit. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, walking safari, night game drives, local Masai cultural experience and bush dining. ACCOMMODATION: 20 luxury tree houses with en suite bath/shower, hairdryer, fan, telephone and private deck. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee, refreshments on game drives and laundry included. MUCH MORE Stay 3 nights or more and receive a night game drive, guided game walk and a Masai Village Experience.

Oliver’s Camp  From £240 Oliver's Camp has one of the most wonderful settings one could imagine and offers an unparalleled bush experience. From the camp a much wider eco-system can be overlooked: the Ngorongoro highlands, the Great Rift Valley, the Lake Manyara region and of course Tarangire National Park itself. There is no better location from which to understand the breathtaking beauty and at the same time the complexity and ultimate fragility of this unique eco-system. Walking safaris are the speciality here, and the guides make the experience unforgettable. LOCATION: Situated in the heart of Tarangire, further southeast from the main entrance to the park than most other camps and close to the Tarangire River. FACILITIES: Offers a dining, lounge and library tent. Leisure facilities include game drives, bird watching, walking safaris, fly camping and picnics. ACCOMMODATION: 8 tents with en suite outdoor showers. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. All drinks included except cellar wines, premium brand Champagne and spirits. Note: The lodge will be closed during April and May.

Swala Sanctuary  From £194 Sited in a copse of majestic acacia trees at the edge of the Gurusi wetlands and the unfurling savannah beyond. This picturesque safari hideaway provides guests with private game viewing, wilderness luxury, and a privileged glimpse of an Africa relatively unexplored by tourists. Ancient baobab trees, large family herds of elephants, prolific bird life and dry season concentrations of wildlife make Tarangire an exceptional destination. LOCATION: Nestled in the southwest corner of Tarangire National Park. FACILITIES: Offers a dining, lounge and library tent. Leisure facilities include game drives, a visit to the village school and walking safaris. ACCOMMODATION: 12 luxury tents with en suite bath/shower, comfortable furnishings and a terrace which overlooks a game-rich waterhole. Each tent is attended by a personal butler. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner teas/coffees, soft drinks, beers, local brand spirits and house wines included. Note: The lodge will be closed during April and May.

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Ngorongoro &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge  From £430 High on the southwestern rim stands Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, commanding views of this natural wonder that often moves onlookers to reverential awe. Inspired in design by the Masai mud-and-stick manyatta (homestead), Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa. LOCATION: Perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. FACILITIES: Offers a domed dining room, serving delicious Pan-African cuisine, which may also be enjoyed on the outdoor dining deck. Leisure facilities include game drives, guided bush walks and visits to Masai villages. ACCOMMODATION: North and South Camp have 12 suites each, while intimate Tree Camp has six suites. All have an en suite bathroom and chandelier-lit bathtub and shower. Each sumptuous suite (2 adults) is discreetly tended by a personal butler, who will bring tea in bed, stoke the fireplace and draw the bath, scattering the water with rose petals, ready for enjoyment. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee, refreshments on game drives and laundry included.

Manor at Ngorongoro

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £215

One of the first German-Dutch settler farm homes in the Ngorongoro highlands, has been totally and lovingly rebuilt, and introduced as The Manor at Ngorongoro. Accommodation is in luxurious cottages, each commanding fantastic views of the landscape and surrounded by flower gardens and age-old trees. LOCATION: Ngorongoro highlands, adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the 1500 acre Shangri-La Estate. FACILITIES: Offers a dining conservatory serving continental and African cuisine, a lounge and bar area with access to outdoor decks and fire pits, intimate, formal and casual dining areas and a wine cellar. Fireplaces and comfortable seating areas feature throughout the living areas. Leisure facilities include a snooker room, safari boutique and art gallery, library/study with wi-fi internet access, tennis courts, horseback riding, adult and children's bicycle trail, swimming pool, sauna and steam room. ACCOMMODATION: 20 guest cottages (3 adults) featuring private courtyard and deck, en suite bathroom with bathtub and rain shower, indoor & outdoor fireplaces and hairdryer. Two bedroom family cottages (2 adults and 3 children or 4 adults) feature separate entrance to each bedroom, private dining area, home entertainment centre, private courtyard and large living area with indoor & outdoor fireplaces. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee, refreshments on game drives and laundry included. MUCH MORE Stay 3 nights or more and receive a Champagne hamper lunch for your full day in the Crater. Coffee tasting and tour of the estate and an escorted tour to the market at Karatu.

Gibbs Farm  From £138 An old colonial farmhouse, built by German settlers in 1929 and still a working African Farm. Resident artists, traditional healers, naturalists, guides, chefs and farmers provide a respite from the rigours of safari. Superbly located at the head of a beautifully fertile valley and backing up against the heavily forested slopes of the Ngorongoro highlands, this simple farmhouse sits in lovely flower filled gardens. A real chance to experience that red-road rural Africa. LOCATION: Ideally located, the farm lies half way between Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater and provides a welcome base from which to explore parks, health & culture. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, which serves fresh, home-cooked meals, plus a sitting room and bar which are situated in the old farmhouse. Leisure facilities include tour of the coffee fields, tour of the farmyard, cultural visits, visits to a local primary school and an African Living Spa experience. ACCOMMODATION: 20 cottages with en suite bathrooms set amongst the gardens (2 adults and 1 child). The cottages are spacious with panoramic windows, private verandah and wraparound fireplace; indoor and outdoor shower; generous bathtub and garden fireplace and multiple choices for reading, dining, and to receive wellness treatments. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

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Serengeti

Faru Faru Lodge

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From £550 Singita Faru Faru Lodge is built in an iconic, ground breaking blend of traditional building materials used to create a stunning feel of retro-modernism. Here, the local influence is ever present, inspired by rock formations said to have been left behind by prehistoric people. The elevated viewing decks over the waterholes provide privileged views over dry river beds and riverine forest. The beach offers the opportunity for some quality rest and relaxation. LOCATION: An intimate property that overlooks a watering hole and the Grumeti River. FACILITIES: All activities take place within 340,000 acres of pristine, exclusive-use wildlife reserve. Faru Faru offers a dining room, elevated viewing deck, bar, lounge with satellite television and DVD player. A library, and the Singita Shop are also available. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools, game drives, bush walks and a spa complete with a fully equipped gym. ACCOMMODATION: 9 air-conditioned suites with an en suite bath, outdoor shower, hairdryer, safe, telephone, wireless internet and a viewing deck. There is a dedicated family suite suitable for a family of four and the Villa Suite is ideal for couples travelling together as it can accommodate 4 adults. The Villa Suite is made up of two identical double bedrooms and a large shared open space lounge/dining area. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, tea, coffee, all drinks, including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding Champagne and vintage wines) are included.

&Beyond Klein’s Camp

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £410 The camp enjoys a fabulous location, set on the edge of the Kuka Hills, commanding breathtaking views of the valley through which hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate, in addition to excellent year-round game viewing. Action-packed night game drives and extensive bush walks into the Serengeti are an absolute highlight. LOCATION: Situated deep in the heart of the game-rich northern Serengeti in Tanzania, this camp is right off the beaten track. Its 10,000-hectare wilderness concession is leased from the Masai landlords. FACILITIES: Offers a main dining area, which is graced by a large open fireplace, bush dinners in a spectacular clearing in the African bush, a sitting area and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, African safari shop, day and night game drives, guided bush walks, cultural visits and bush banquets. ACCOMMODATION: 10 spacious cottages with en suite bathroom with shower and a private verandah with spectacular views (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee, refreshments on game drives and laundry included. The camp is closed in April.

&Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £410

In the untouched seclusion of a remote, idyllic valley in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, east of Lake Victoria, lies the tented &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp. Flanked by two hillsides, this blissful camp nestles beneath tall riverine trees on the banks of an oxbow tributary of the Grumeti River. LOCATION: Situated in the remote western corridor of the Serengeti National Park. This unspoilt wilderness is not only famous for its river, but also for the thousands of animals that wade across it every year during the 'Great Migration'. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, open front sitting area, a bar and boma serving delicious Pan African gourmet meals prepared on traditional stone ovens. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, local safari shop, game drives, sundowners, bird watching, excursions to Lake Victoria – the second largest lake in the world, community visits and a reading room. ACCOMMODATION: 10 spacious tents, which are intimate and distinctive with en suite bathroom with shower, which is open to the stars. Each flamboyant tent perches on a raised platform. Lie under the cool shade of African thatch grass, stirred by an overhead fan (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee, refreshments on game drives and laundry included.

The camp is closed in April.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


Serengeti Serengeti Migration Camp

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £215

Hidden among the rocky outcrops or kopjes of the vast, internationally renowned Serengeti plains, is a camp that exudes decadence reminiscent of old Africa. Richly furnished throughout, the camp provides a haven of sumptuous indulgence among the raw splendours of the surrounding bush. Its spacious tents have been carefully placed to provide privacy, and blend into nature’s architecture, overlooking the Grumeti River and its resident hippos. Surrounded by a verandah deck with a capacious 45 square metre internal floor space, each guest tent is a private sanctuary. LOCATION: Serengeti Migration Camp is in the far north of the Serengeti National Park in the north of Tanzania, bordering on Kenya's Masai Mara. FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant overlooking the Grumeti River, wrap around balconies, lounge overlooking the hills and the river, sundeck and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, pool deck, sunset deck, gift shop and game drives. ACCOMMODATION: 20 tents with en suite bathroom with shower, fan, hairdryer and a private verandah with views of the Serengeti (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee, refreshments on game drives and laundry included. MUCH MORE Stay 3 nights or more and receive a Champagne hamper lunch for your full day game drive and a guided game walk by the Grumeti River.

Kirawira Tented Camp

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

From £189

Standing high on a bush-cloaked ridge, commanding panoramic views over the endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of the Serengeti National Park, Kirawira Camp is the epitome of colonialstyle safari luxury. LOCATION: Situated in the western Serengeti, Kirawira is the perfect location for an exclusive executive retreat, special anniversary or an unforgettable honeymoon. FACILITIES: Offers a lavish tented area for dining, bush lunches and a bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, fishing, sailing on Lake Victoria and crocodile safaris by the Grumeti River. ACCOMMODATION: 25 tents with en suite showers and private verandah (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp  From £70 A place of infinite calm, surrounded by untamed majesty, Mbuzi Mawe offers a timeless blend of classical safari rusticity and the world-class professionalism of Serena Safari Lodges, Resorts and Hotels. LOCATION: Lies at the epicentre of the Serengeti, within easy reach of the prime wildlife theatres of Lobo, the Western Corridor of the Grumeti River, the southern grass plains and the Seronera Valley. FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant, lounge and bar. Leisure facilities include a shop, game drives, bush walks, balloon flights, sundowners and a massage service. ACCOMMODATION: 16 luxurious, very spacious tents with en suite bathroom and a verandah (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

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Selous

Selous Safari Camp  From £384 Offering exclusive safari accommodation in the heart of the magnificent Selous Game Reserve – a World Heritage Site. Raised on wooden platforms and well spaced for privacy, each safari tent has lovely water views of Lake Nzerakera. LOCATION: Set on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, in Selous Game Reserve. FACILITIES: Offers a dining, sitting and bar area. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives in open-sided 4-wheel drive vehicles, river safaris, boat trips, walking safaris, fishing and fly camping. ACCOMMODATION: 13 luxury tents with en suite bathrooms and two verandahs (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Drinks package available at a supplement. Note: The camp is closed from mid March to the end of May.

Mivumo River Lodge  From £354 Offering exclusive safari accommodation in the heart of the magnificent Selous Game Reserve – a World Heritage Site. The rooms are all spread out along the Rufiji River offering privacy. LOCATION: Set along the banks of the Rufiji River, in Selous Game Reserve. FACILITIES: Offers a dining area, lounge area and a library overlooking the river. Leisure facilities include a sundeck and a swimming pool, beauty treatments, game drives in 4-wheel drive vehicles, boat excursions and guided game walks, bush and sand bank picnics, bird watching excursions and night game drives. ACCOMMODATION: 12 superior rooms and 3 suites with en suite bathrooms, an outdoor shower, a lounge area, satellite TV, mini bar, safe and coffee/tea making facility. The rooms also have an intimate plunge pool. (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also included are tea/coffees, soft drinks, selection of fine wines, beers, spirits and laundry. Note: The camp is closed during April and May.

Selous Impala Camp  From £305 Selous Impala Camp enjoys a perfect location on the banks of the rippling Rufiji River, in Africa's oldest and most spectacular game reserve. This untouched and uninhabited area is home to a huge variety of game and some of the largest herds of elephants in the world. Set amidst shady palms and tamarind trees, Selous Impala Camp provides excellent comfort, superb wildlife and opportunities for dining under the stars. LOCATION: Situated in Selous Game Reserve on the banks of the Rufiji River. FACILITIES: Offers a dining, lounge and bar area. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, boat trips, walking excursions, fishing and fly camping. ACCOMMODATION: There are just 8 beautifully furnished tents (2 adults), including one family tent (4 adults) (which is two separate en suite tents on the same platform). All the tents are built on platforms, with an en suite shower and flush toilet, and are equipped with luxurious furniture, dressing area and a spacious verandah. These are set amidst borassa palms and tamarind trees and provide superb views of the Rufiji River and its wildlife. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Note: The camp is closed in April and May.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


Selous Selous Wildlife Lodge  From £289 Offering luxury safari accommodation in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve. All tents are well positioned offering clients optimum game viewing as well as privacy and exclusivity. LOCATION: Situated on the Zema River, a tributary of the Rufiji River, in Selous Game Reserve. FACILITIES: Offers a dining area, a lounge area with bar overlooking the natural watering hole, which is lit in the evening for night viewing, and a library. Leisure facilities include a viewing deck and a swimming pool, beauty treatments, game drives in 4-wheel drive vehicles, boat excursions and guided game walks. ACCOMMODATION: 12 luxury tents set on a wooden deck under a thatch covering with adjoining en suite bathrooms, a private verandah, mini bar, electronic safe and tea/coffee making facility (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also included are tea/coffee, soft drinks, selection of fine wines, beers, spirits and laundry. Note: The lodge is closed during April and May.

Selous Riverside Safari Camp  From £230 Hidden amongst dense forest and on the banks of the Rufiji River, Selous Riverside Safari Camp provides the most breathtaking view as dawn rises and a whole new adventure is about to begin. Lavishly furnished, the camp provides not only comfort and luxury, but also a feel of, arguably, the most untouched bush anywhere on the African horizon. Attention has been paid to every detail to make sure you experience the true essence of an adventure safari of a lifetime. LOCATION: Overlooking the Rufiji River, only 6 km outside the entrance gate to the Selous Game Reserve. FACILITIES: Offers an indoor and outdoor dining area, providing the most sumptuous African cuisine and sundowners. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, boat safaris and walking safaris. ACCOMMODATION: 10 large tented chalets on raised platforms with an en suite bathroom, stand up fan, writing table, two lazy chairs and a verandah, all with commanding views of the river (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Note: The camp is closed during April and May.

Rufiji River Camp  From £218 Perfectly positioned on a low cliff above the Rufiji River, the camp offers wonderful views from the terrace of the bar overlooking the water below. There is a constant parade of animals coming down to drink at the River, offering a permanent show to visitors of the camp. The water is usually full of hippos as well as groups of crocodiles that laze in the sun on the sandbanks in the river. LOCATION: Situated in the northeastern part of the Selous on a high bank overlooking the mighty Rufiji River and the plains beyond. FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant, bar and library. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives and boat trips. ACCOMMODATION: 20 tents with en suite facilities (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Note: The camp is closed from mid March to end of May.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

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Ruaha

Jongomero Camp  From £310 Superbly isolated right in the heart of the Ruaha National Park lies Jongomero camp on the banks of a seasonal sand river which bears the same name. Blending in beautifully with its surroundings the camp is tucked away among some shady riverine vegetation not far from permanent water, therefore attracting a large amount of animals into the camp area. Being the only camp situated in this area of the park ensures unmatched privacy and a true wilderness experience. LOCATION: Situated on the banks of the Jongomero River in Southern Tanzania, at the edge of the Ruaha National Park. FACILITIES: Dining is an adventure: a combination of table d'hôte, alfresco dinners under the stars, campfire cooking and classic safari picnics. International cuisine is served with a truly East African flavour. The public area is beautifully located in the deep shade of an ancient African ebony tree with uninterrupted views of the Jongomero River bed. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, fly camping, safari walking, game drives and bird watching. ACCOMMODATION: 8 extravagantly spacious tents with en suite bathroom and spacious front verandah ensuring maximum privacy with views (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Drinks package available at a supplement. Note: The camp is closed from mid March to the end of May.

Mdonya River Camp  From £220 A small safari camp set in the western part of the second largest game park in Tanzania, Ruaha National Park. Although it is a little basic, it more than makes up for this by offering a true bush experience, by boasting a beautiful wilderness area, its proximity to game and welcoming atmosphere. The culinary emphasis is on tasty home-style cooking eaten beneath the stars, whilst allowing guests to get very close to nature. LOCATION: Located in the western part of the second largest park in Tanzania, Ruaha National Park, a few kilometres from the Mdonya Falls and an exciting 1-2 hour game drive from the airstrip, Old Mdonya River Camp, in its simplicity, lets you relax into bush life. FACILITIES: Offers alfresco dining and a dining and lounge tent, open-air sitting areas and library. Leisure facilities include game drives. ACCOMMODATION: 8 tents with en suite shower and verandah (2 adults). 3 family tents (2 adults and 2 children) are also available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Note: The camp is closed during April and May.

Ruaha River Lodge  From £185 The Ruaha River Lodge was the first camp built in the area, and must take credit for choosing one of the most spectacular locations imaginable. The lodge extends along the rocky shores of the Great Ruaha River, in an area where there is rarely a view without a dash of wildlife to colour it. LOCATION: Set around a series of rocky kopjes on a bend in the Great Ruaha River, in Ruaha National Park, blending seamlessly into its surroundings and affording views up and down the River. FACILITIES: Offers breakfast by the River, two dining rooms and a bar, each with stunning views. Leisure facilities include game drives and bush walks. ACCOMMODATION: 28 rooms with en suite bathroom with shower and verandah (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea included. Note: The lodge is closed from mid March to the end of May.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227


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Mombasa, Lamu & Zanzibar Lamu Island Watamu Diamonds Dream of Africa • • Hemingways Turtle Bay Beach Resort •

INDIAN OCEAN MOMBASA • Sun ’n’ Sand Serena Beach • Travellers Beach & Club •• Bamburi Beach Sarova Whitesands • • Voyager Beach Indian Ocean Beach Club • • Southern Palms Baobab Beach Resort • • Pinewood Village

Dreamy tropical beaches, warm sunshine and a relaxed pace of life

MOMBASA Somak offer an unparalleled choice of holidays to Mombasa. With its endless white beaches, coral reefs to explore, the variety of water sports and activities and an ancient and exotic culture, the coast offers unforgettable experiences. Beaches are open to the public and beach boys selling their wares are often encountered. You can combine any of our coastal hotels on pages 72-82 with any Kenya or Tanzania safari. Excursions available in Mombasa include: Ashnil Aruba Explorer – one night at Ashnil Aruba Lodge, Tsavo East plus meals & game drives. Tsavo East & West – one night in Tsavo East and one night in Tsavo West plus meals and game drives. Parks & Peaks – one night Tsavo, one night Amboseli and one night Taita Hills, plus meals and game drives.

LAMU ARCHIPELAGO Lamu is a peaceful tropical island off the north coast of Kenya. It is a beautiful place of endless beaches, where tiny villages hide among coconut and mango plantations. There are few vehicles on this island; instead the donkey and dhow provide the main forms of transport. Lamu is reached by flights from Nairobi and Mombasa to Manda Island Z Hotel • Pemba Island: followed by a boat transfer. Royal Zanzibar • • Ras Nungwi Fundu Lagoon Diamonds La • • Mnemba Island Gemma Del’lest • Matemwe MOMBASA Average Temperature (°C) Average Rainfall (mm) JAN

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• Fairmont Zanzibar Sandies Neptune Pwani • Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar •• Ocean Paradise • Zamani Zanzibar Kempinsk • Bluebay Beach Resort

ZANZIBAR ZANZIBAR Zanzibar is visually stunning, with beautiful beaches, unique forest reserves and plantations with fruit, vegetables and spices. Somak offer a choice of hotels in historic Stone Town, on the popular east coast, or on the quieter and more exclusive neighbouring island of Pemba. Many combine a stay in this idyllic location with a safari in either Tanzania or Kenya’s exciting game parks. See pages 84-94 for hotels. Zanzibar is a quiet island with limited entertainment outside the hotels, and entertainment within the hotels is low key. Beaches are open to the public and beach boys selling their wares are often encountered. At low tide on many beaches the sea can recede a considerable distance. Excursions available in Zanzibar include: Spice Tour – pick, smell and savour exotic fruits and spices – guaranteed to stimulate the senses. Jozani Forest Tour – the forest sustains a wide variety of wildlife and birds, including the rare red colobus monkey. Prison Island – a short boat ride to this small island, perfect for swimming and snorkelling or relaxing. Watch out for the giant old tortoises!

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

Stone Town •

Bawe Tropical Airport Chumbe & • Fumba Beach Lodge Chapwani Islands

Stone Town Hotels: Zanzibar Serena Inn Tembo House Hotel 236 Hurumzi


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Mombasa

Hemingways

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

WEDDINGS A member of the 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World' group, Hemingways Resort is a luxury property in Watamu Bay, an unrivalled Kenyan setting. The white sands of the Bay and its crystal waters form Kenya's finest stretch of beach make it an area of great beauty and interest. There are coral reefs to marvel at, the ruins of ancient Gede to be explored, marlin and sailfish to be caught and, of course, Hemingways resort in which to be indulged. The ambience of the hotel is relaxed sophistication, coupled with the facilities and standards of an international resort. Distinguished for its outstanding cuisine, guests will also appreciate the attentive service and the staff's courtesy and friendliness. LOCATION: Situated on the beachfront, within the world-famous Watamu National Marine Park. FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include two outdoor freshwater pools, tennis, gym & TV/video room. Water sports include snorkelling trips, scuba diving and big game fishing. Complimentary shuttle to Malindi for shopping, Gede ruins and snake farm excursions. ACCOMMODATION: 74 air-conditioned rooms with private shower, fan, mini bar, safe, tea/coffee making facilities & a terrace or patio. Prices based on superior rooms (3 adults) which overlook the ocean, pool or gardens. Deluxe family rooms (2 adults and 2 children) which offer the easiest access to the hotels gardens & beach, are also available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included plus afternoon tea. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2 hour 30 minutes from Mombasa airport. Note: The hotel is closed 1 May-14 June. Water sports are not available May to July, please also note that the beaches at Watamu are subject to seaweed and tidal variances from May to September. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers & a tailored shirt at dinner.

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1408 2142 2654 2941 2290 1741 1330 n/a 1115 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

AfroChic

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CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

AfroChic is a new addition to the Elewana brand. The feel at the hotel is open and airy throughout with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. The décor is elegant with an exotic touch of tropical African landscape. LOCATION: Situated south of Mombasa island. FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant, dining deck and a bar. Guests may wish to dine privately on their own verandah or on the beach all at their own pace. Leisure facilities include swimming pool with massage jets, spa, TV lounge and library. ACCOMMODATION: 10 boutique style rooms and suites, each with its own private balcony. Each room is individual in style with air-conditioning, TV with DVDs, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, telephone, hairdryer and safe. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 60-minute drive from Mombasa airport plus a short ferry transfer.

MUCH MORE FREE NIGHTS: Stay for 6 nights and get 1 night free, valid for stays started and completed 1 Nov20 Dec 2009, 1 Mar-14 Jun 2010 and 01 Nov-30 Nov 2010. HONEYMOONERS: Stay for 6 nights and get 1 night free and receive a fruit basket, flowers, sparkling wine and a romantic dinner for two alongside the ocean.

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2038 1681 1795 1945 2676 2258 2056 1873 1996 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

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Mombasa The Funzi Keys

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

Tucked away on an unspoilt island in the Indian Ocean, The Funzi Keys´ unique appeal is its luxurious seclusion and beautiful natural scenery. Surrounded by water and superbly located on a west-facing beach with glorious views of the African sunset, this remote and exclusive hideaway is the perfect place to escape from the outside world in style. LOCATION: Funzi Island lies off the Kenya coast at the mouth of the Ramisi River, between Diani & Shimoni. FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant & bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool. Water sports include sailing, creek fishing, windsurfing, canoeing, boat trip on the Ramisi River or Funzi Creek, deep-sea fishing and scuba diving in the Pemba Channel. ACCOMMODATION: 17 spacious cottages set along the high water line and constructed of stone and thatch with large netted windows open to the balmy sea breezes. Each of the individually designed rooms has a hand carved king-sized four-poster bed and is furnished with local wooden artefacts and colourful fabrics. All cottages are provided with fans, safes and beach accessories. In front of each cottage is a private sitting area where guests can enjoy a drink and watch the sun go down in total privacy. Prices based on Sea view cottage (2 adults and 1 child). Deluxe beachfront cottages & Deluxe family beachfront cottage with jacuzzis are also available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & house drinks included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes drive from Mombasa airport and then a 15-minute boat ride to the hotel. Note: The hotel is closed from mid April to end of June.

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1810 2154 2792 3024 2606 2187 1851 n/a 2069 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

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Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

Msambweni meaning ‘the land of sable antelope’ is set in a quiet, unique setting on a stretch of completely unspoilt sandy beach surrounded by 28 acres of natural land. The property has 700 feet of private beach along a four mile stretch of coastline dotted with palm trees. It offers peace and tranquillity, where guests can really be at one with nature while enjoying a luxurious stay with attentive service in beautiful surroundings. LOCATION: Situated on the south coast of Kenya. FACILITIES: Offers alfresco dining and a bar. Leisure facilities include an infinity pool with sun lounging area, complimentary massage, beach volleyball, croquet, badminton, 18-hole golf course nearby, visits to local village, walks through the jungle and tropical rainforest and mountain biking. Water sports available at the hotel are snorkelling and fishing using a local boat. Water sports available nearby include windsurfing, scuba diving, kite surfing and deep-sea fishing. ACCOMMODATION: 9 rooms and a tent with en suite bath/shower. Prices based on Msambweni Main House features 3 air-conditioned rooms, mini bar, satellite TV, DVD, large living and dining room and a large terrace with open verandah. The Msambweni Luxury Tent features a verandah and use of the Msambweni Main House swimming pool and sun lounging area. Msambweni Lamu Villas features 2 air-conditioned sea view villas. Villa 1 has two rooms, a private 30-metre swimming pool and a jacuzzi, villa 2 has two rooms, a private 15-metre swimming pool and jacuzzi. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water, soft drinks, tea, beer, house wines, nonluxury spirits and an introductory massage per person included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 2 hour drive from Mombasa airport plus a short ferry transfer. MUCH MORE HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives 10% discount on the accommodation. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct13 Dec

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1777 2599 2809 3019 2601 2153 1965 n/a 1811 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

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For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

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Mombasa

Diamonds Dream of Africa  Dream of Africa, a member of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, is tucked away in pretty gardens, steps from the Indian Ocean on the northern shores of Malindi. It is also close to the centre of the town. From here it is easy to explore the exotic coral gardens of the nearby marine park. The hotel was designed in Indo-Arab style with arches and turreted roofs adorning coral pink façades. The atmosphere is one of laid-back relaxation with tastefully furnished, spacious rooms and private terraces surrounded by lush lawns and flowers. There is a pretty outdoor pool. In the evening enjoy freshly caught fish and seafood in the Italian restaurant. LOCATION: Along the silver sand beach of Malindi. FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant, and an à la carte restaurant (at extra charge), and two bars. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and the Dream Spa. Table tennis, beach volleyball and archery are available at nearby sister hotel Tropical Village. Water sports include catamaran, windsurfing, canoes, sailing and PADI diving – all available at nearby sister hotel Tropical Village. ACCOMMODATION: 33 air-conditioned junior suites and 2 suites all with en suite facilities and a jacuzzi bathtub, dressing table, mini bar, safe, hairdryer, TV and a balcony/terrace with sun loungers. Prices based on junior suites. Suites are spacious with a separate lounge area. (2 adults and 2 children). BOARD BASIS: All Inclusive prices include. MEALS & SNACKS: Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner. Afternoon tea, coffee & pastries, morning fruit. DRINKS: Soft drinks, water, local beer and spirits, house wines, juices, tea & coffee. Bar open until midnight. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2 hour 30 minutes from Mombasa airport. MUCH MORE FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or pay for 12 nights and get 2 nights free – valid for stays started and completed 5 April – 30 June 2010. HONEYMOONERS: Receive fruit basket and flowers in room on arrival, sparkling wine and an à la carte romantic dinner – valid if staying minimum of 5 nights. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct13 Dec

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1650 2228 2440 2652 2234 2075 1902 1779 1682 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

The Sands at Nomad 

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WEDDINGS A unique fusion of hand-carved polished mahogany, soaring sail-work, classic Venetian 'stucco' and traditional Swahili architecture. The Sands nestles in 25 acres of indigenous coastal forest. LOCATION: Set on the South Coast of Mombasa. FACILITIES: Offers one restaurant and two bars. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, four open-air massage huts, an 18-hole golf course is nearby, exclusive marine safaris, visits to the nearby Shimba Hills National Park. Leisure facilities include windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, kite surfing, pedaloes, kayaks & a diving school. ACCOMMODATION: 37 air-conditioned rooms and suites all with en suite bathrooms, mini bar, safe, hairdryer, telephone & satellite TV and internet connection. Price based on Forest view rooms (2 adults and 1 child) which are in the main building. Sea breeze rooms (2 adults and 1 child) offering a traditional coastal feel. Inter-connecting rooms are available in the forest view and sea breeze rooms. Ocean view rooms are available, which offer either one or two bedroom option, making it ideal for families. Beach cottages are also available which are directly along the beachfront. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included with option for half board and full board. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 2 hour drive from Mombasa airport plus a short ferry ride. Note: The hotel is closed from 1 May – 10 July 2010.

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1149 1800 1980 1562 1471 1338 1222 n/a 1163 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

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Mombasa Tijara  Tijara Beach is an exclusive retreat set on a seaside bluff in 5 acres of colourful gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. At the foot of the cliffs, on which the resort perches, is its own private beach. A magnificent fresh water pool and alfresco dining area complete this enchanting resort. This secret hideaway provides upmarket service and personal attention. LOCATION: Situated in south Mombasa. FACILITIES: Offers alfresco dining and a relaxation area. Guests may also wish to dine privately on their own verandah or romantically on the cliff above the beach. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, bird watching, reef walks, cave walks, snorkelling, in-house beauty therapy and masseuse. Within close proximity there are golf courses, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and dolphin watching. Trips to Shimba Hills Game Reserve, visits to Mombasa Island, the Old Town & Fort Jesus can be arranged. ACCOMMODATION: 4 palm-thatched cottages with authentic Swahili furniture, and both bedroom and bathroom open up to a spacious private deck. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water, soft drinks, beer, house wines & nonluxury spirits included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 45-minute drive from Mombasa airport plus a short ferry transfer. MUCH MORE Stay 7 nights and receive a bottle of sparkling wine per couple plus one half hour body massage per person. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec 17 Dec

18 Dec19 Dec

20 Dec21 Dec

22 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec27 Dec

28 Dec29 Dec

30 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan18 Jul

1979 2652 2804 2956 3108 2690 2505 2321 2178 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug28 Sep

29 Sep30 Nov

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2298

2010

Serena Beach Hotel & Spa 

WEDDINGS

Designed to resemble a 13th century Swahili town, complete with winding lanes, carved balconies, fountains and market squares, this property, part of the respected Serena group, provides an oasis of tranquillity. In addition there is a good mix of water sports, world-class cuisine and evening entertainment. The hotel is set back from the powder-white sands and shimmering waters of the Mombasa National Marine Park in lush gardens. The extensive grounds with their coconut palms offer an exotic mix of tropical trees and bright blossoms and centre on a swimming pool with a thatched 'swim-up' bar and crystal waters that cascade into the tiled coolness of the market square below. LOCATION: Situated on Shanzu Beach, north Mombasa, set amongst lush tropical gardens. FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants, two bars, a lounge and an ice cream parlour, plus regular evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool with swim-up bar, tennis, gym, mini-golf, squash, beach volleyball, Maisha Spa. Water sports include scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, snorkelling, glass-bottom boat and catamaran sailing. A complimentary shuttle is provided to Mombasa town. ACCOMMODATION: 164 air-conditioned rooms with private bath, hairdryer, mini bar, safe, satellite TV, patio or balcony. Prices based on village rooms (3 adults). Village sea view rooms (3 adults) & garden rooms (3 adults) which which are larger & have a separate bath & shower, are also available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Mombasa airport.

MUCH MORE FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or pay for 12 nights and get 2 nights free – valid for stays started and completed 3 Jan – 31 Mar 2010 and 1 Jul – 15 Dec 2010. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec18 Dec

19 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec28 Dec

29 Dec30 Dec

31 Dec

2010 01 Jan28 Mar

29 Mar26 Jun

27 Jun18 Jul

1197 1988 2205 1788 1662 1545 1421 1250 1308 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug31 Oct

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Mombasa

Roughly 12km south of Diani are two retreats in very remote locations away from the hub of tourism within a tranquil and calm environment. The surroundings are delightful with each location offering a different setting with nothing to disturb the serenity of each day. These retreats are perfect for those who need little or no entertainment; the emphasis here being personalized service. Do not expect the usual hotel amenities such as receptionist and restaurant. Meals are served to your time and liking. After your time spent on the coast it will be a delight to travel less than an hour away into Sable Sanctuary for a night or two at Sable Valley Treehouse. There are just two Tree Houses located in the sanctuary (similar to Cove Tree Houses) offering a special night away – arguably the highlight of your African Adventure. Sleep under the stars and let this small piece of African paradise enchant you. Occasional sightings of wildlife can also be expected. This adventure may be linked to any hotel in south Mombasa and is not exclusive to guests staying at Gazi or Cove Retreat.

The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses 

WEDDINGS

The Cove Retreat - The Tree Houses are each unique in their own way and are nestled amongst the famous African Baobab Trees dotted along the beach and natural forests. A breathtaking retreat within a natural setting. LOCATION: Situated in its own private cove, alongside the fishing community, on the shores of Kinondo Beach, south of Diani Beach, Mombasa. FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant and a bar. Leisure facilities include an outdoor infinity pool and health and beauty treatments. Eco-friendly local excursions provided by the local community in dug out canoes and local outriggers for snorkelling and sailing, as well as bush walks and village visits. Scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, dhow trips and sunset cruises can be arranged. Payable locally. ACCOMMODATION: 6 Tree Houses (2 adults), partially open bathroom with private shower, air conditioned bedroom, 4-poster bed, jaccuzzi, mini bar, lounge and dining area with stunning sea view. BOARD BASIS: All Inclusive Hotel: Price includes: Meals & Snacks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner all on à la carte. Drinks: Local drinks including wine, beer, cocktails, soft drinks & water. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2hours 30 minutes drive from Mombasa airport plus a short ferry transfer. Note: Children aged 18 and below are not permitted to stay at the Tree Houses. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct06 Dec

07 Dec14 Dec

15 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan31 Jan

01 Feb10 Jul

11 Jul12 Jul

13 Jul18 Jul

19 Jul20 Jul

1531 1555 2080 1662 1549 1471 1465 1525 1979 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

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21 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

2050

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Mombasa The Gazi Retreat 

WEDDINGS

This Eco Retreat enjoys a breathtaking natural location and is a perfect haven of relaxation. Here you can leave the rest of the world behind, simply relax, eat whenever you want, and do as much or as little as suits you. Gazi Retreat offers an 'under the canvas' experience rarely found on the coast of East Africa. Accommodation is in Bedouin-style tents which sit near a fresh water swimming pool. LOCATION: On the remote and deserted shores of Gazi Bay, south of Mombasa, close to excellent deep sea fishing and dive sites and a paradise for bird watchers. FACILITIES: Leisure facilities include seaview bar and restaurant, an outdoor pool and health and beauty treatments. The beach is a short walk from your tent through the lush gardens. Walks to the sandbanks, a visit to the mangrove board walk and the village are provided. Deep-sea fishing, inshore fishing, Scuba Diving, sunset cruises and boat trips to the mangrove for bird watching can be arranged. Payable locally. ACCOMMODATION: 8 safari style luxury air-conditioned tents (2 adults), large bathroom with shower, with 4-poster king size bed, dressing table and a separate lounge area leading onto the patio overlooking the pool. BOARD BASIS: All Inclusive hotel – price includes: MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, on on à la carte. DRINKS: Local drinks including wine, beer, soft drinks & water. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes from Mombasa airport plus a short ferry transfer. Note: Children aged 18 and below are not permitted.

7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct31 Oct

01 Nov13 Dec

14 Dec

15 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan28 Feb

01 Mar04 Apr

05 Apr18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

1241 1211 1330 1748 1364 1292 1262 1232 1805 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

19 Aug06 Sep

07 Sep31 Oct

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Sable Valley Treehouses  About forty minutes from south Mombasa, way up in the Shimba Hills, we offer just two tree houses, perfect for an overnight stay. From here there are breathtaking views of the valley to enjoy, plus the occasional sable herd passing close by, and an elephant family coming to graze. Sable are only found here and nowhere else in Kenya. Here there are only two tree houses each of which has a balcony with a view of the African night sky. The four-poster bed can be safely wheeled forward beneath the panorama and star gazing accomplished in comfort! Relax in the jacuzzi whilst sipping a sundowner and listening to nothing but the sounds of Africa. BOARD BASIS: breakfast, lunch & dinner, plus local wine, spirits, beers, cocktails, water and soft drinks, are all included.

Itinerary Details From £110 per person (sanctuary fees included) Day 1: Depart early afternoon from your hotel and drive approximately 40 minutes to the Sable Valley Treehouse. Welcome drinks await your arrival before being shown around the property. Dinner is served around 7.00 pm or at your own pace in your private Treehouse. Overnight, with the option to roll your bed out onto the deck for a night under the stars. Day 2: Breakfast, followed by a guided walk. Depart mid morning for your drive back to your hotel. This excursion can be taken from any south coast hotel.

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Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa 

WEDDINGS

A large, well-established hotel, set in 22 acres of tropical gardens. The resort is a memorable property offering high standards of service. LOCATION: On Bamburi Beach in north Mombasa. FACILITIES: Offers a choice of four restaurants, three bars and a disco with regular live entertainment. Leisure facilities include five swimming pools, kids' pool and water slide, children's club (aged 4-12 years), teens club, tennis, gym, beach volleyball, games room & spa. Water sports include glass-bottom boat, scuba diving, jet-skiing, pedaloes, windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking and catamaran. ACCOMMODATION: 338 air-conditioned rooms with private bath/shower, hairdryer, mini bar, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, safe & balcony or verandah with pool or sea view (some standard rooms have partial sea view). Prices based on standard rooms (3 adults). Palm rooms (3 adults) which are larger & have a mini bar, and sea front rooms (3 adults), are also available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included. ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION AVAILABLE MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner in main restaurant. Snacks 10am-11pm. DRINKS: Beer, wine, selected spirits, cocktails, soft drinks & fresh juices 11am-midnight. WATER SPORTS: Snorkelling, 1 glass-bottom boat trip per stay plus 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 40 minutes from Mombasa airport. MUCH MORE FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or pay for 12 nights and get 2 nights free – valid for stays started and completed 6 April – 15 July 2010. HONEYMOONERS: Couples receive fruit/flowers on arrival, bottle of house wine for two at the Lido Seafood Grill, mineral water daily in room and upgrade to palm room, subject to availability. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec16 Dec

17 Dec18 Dec

19 Dec20 Dec

21 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec27 Dec

28 Dec29 Dec

30 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan01 Apr

1087 1747 1924 2100 2189 1771 1601 1432 1197 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

Pinewood Village Beach Resort 

02 Apr18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug30 Nov

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WEDDINGS A small boutique hotel set in a lush forest landscape with great views of the glorious turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Pinewood Village is a great resort for an all-round holiday, offering guests a variety of things to do and a relaxed atmosphere with a very personal feel. Savour fine food prepared using fresh local ingredients from the hotel's vegetable garden or straight from the bountiful ocean. Indulge your appetite during the daily changing delectable evening themed dinner feasts, or be pampered in the suites with your very own personal chef. LOCATION: Situated on the beautifully secluded Galu Beach, just 25 miles south of Mombasa. FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant, a beach restaurant serving dinner twice a week and a grill & bistro serving lunch, plus there are three bars. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool with a pool bar, gym, kids’ club, tennis, golf, squash, table tennis, camel rides, beauty salon, bike tour, boutique and spa. Water sports include a dive centre which offers, scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, kite surfing and banana boat rides. There is also a gift boutique. ACCOMMODATION: 58 air-conditioned rooms and suites with en suite shower, hairdryer, ceiling fan, safe and balcony. Prices based on deluxe rooms (3 adults). The suites (3 adults) which are more spacious & feature a kitchen with services of a personal chef for dinner, living room and a large verandah, and executive suites (3 adults) which are located on the sea front, are also available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included with afternoon tea by the pool area. All Inclusive option is available. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Mombasa airport. Note: Pinewood Village Beach Resort is closed from 4-28 May 2010. MUCH MORE HONEYMOONERS: Stay 10 nights or more and receive a bottle of wine on arrival and half an hour massage for bride and groom. LONG STAY BONUS: Stay 14 nights or more and receive a free private beach dinner and one free half hour massage per room per stay. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct06 Dec

07 Dec10 Dec

11 Dec12 Dec

13 Dec14 Dec

15 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan02 Jan

03 Jan04 Jan

05 Jan18 Jul

1088 1143 1255 1367 1963 1545 1372 1265 1157 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

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19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

1624

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Mombasa Baobab Beach Resort & Spa – Maridadi Wing



This resort includes three separate properties. In 2008 the new wing, Maridadi was opened, and we have secured excellent rates here. The three properties share the leisure facilities which are numerous. This is a large and friendly resort with high standards of service. LOCATION: Situated on Diani beach on the south coast of Mombasa. FACILITIES: A selection of restaurants, bars and lounges offering an extensive variety of food and drinks. Leisure facilities include a 3-tier swimming pool in the Maridadi Wing and the main pool at Baobab, tennis courts, table tennis, beach volleyball, archery, shuffle board, boccia game and a TV lounge. A host of water sports are available including windsurfing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, big game fishing, glass bottom boat trips and snorkelling. The Afya Bora Wellness Club & Spa offers a huge range of relaxing treatments including massages, vichy shower, steam bath & hydro bath, manicure & pedicure, hairdressing, open-air jacuzzi and a gym. The Porini Amphitheatre hosts live evening entertainment including animation, acrobatic shows and traditional Masai dances plus a late night disco. ACCOMMODATION: 56 air-conditioned rooms with en suite shower, telephone, mini fridge, electronic safe, hairdryer, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities with balcony or terrace. Prices based on Maridadi Wing superior rooms which have a partial seaview (2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults). Maridadi Wing Deluxe rooms (2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults) which include a fruit basket and a gift on arrival, are also available. BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL – price includes: MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner (at selected restaurants) & snacks (10am-5pm) DRINKS: Local soft drinks & local alcoholic drinks (10am-11pm). TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Mombasa airport. MUCH MORE FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights & get 1 free, Pay 12 nights and get 2 free, valid from 1 Nov-15 Dec 2009 & 12 Apr-15 Jul 2010. HONEYMOONERS: Receive fruit basket & flowers in room on arrival, room upgrade (subject to availability), 20% discount on meals at the à la carte restaurants & 20% discount on 2 spa visits each. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct30 Oct

31 Oct13 Dec

14 Dec

15 Dec16 Dec

17 Dec18 Dec

19 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec28 Dec

29 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan02 Jan

1460 1339 1459 2022 2167 2386 1968 1859 1625 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

03 Jan18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug24 Oct

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Indian Ocean Beach Resort 

WEDDINGS

A stylish property set on a superb beach. Its secluded setting makes for a laid back, peaceful atmosphere. The Indian Ocean Beach Resort is an exclusive resort built on the site of a 16th century mosque. The Kenyan coast was once ruled by the rich Sultans of Zanzibar, hence the architecture is Arabic. The resort is spaciously set among more than 25 acres of swaying coconut palm groves and magnificent old baobabs, overlooking the powder white sands of Diani beach and the Tiwi estuary. LOCATION: Set in delightful gardens with some ancient baobab trees on Diani Beach on the south coast. FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants & four bars – one with regular evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, three plunge pools, kids' playground, kids' club (aged 2-12), tennis, volleyball & beauty salon. Golf is available nearby. Water sports include diving, deep-sea fishing, glass-bottom boats, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking and pedaloes. ACCOMMODATION: 100 air-conditioned rooms with bath, ceiling fan, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, hairdryer and patio or balcony. An in-room safe is available (payable locally). Prices based on club rooms (3 adults) which have partial sea views. Ocean front rooms (3 adults), which overlook the beach, are also available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes drive from Mombasa airport plus a short ferry transfer. A dress code for dinner applies: no shorts, vests, caps or beachwear permitted.

7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct31 Oct

01 Nov06 Dec

07 Dec14 Dec

15 Dec18 Dec

19 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec29 Dec

30 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan18 Jul

19 Jul20 Jul

988 912 1016 1653 1729 1311 1177 1045 1435 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

21 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

1507

1053

936

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Southern Palms 

WEDDINGS A thoughtfully designed hotel which combines traditional style with modern service. LOCATION: Situated on the stunning Diani Beach in south Mombasa. FACILITIES: Offers a choice of five restaurants and two bars – one with regular evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include two outdoor pools with two swim-up bars, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, squash, pool table, fitness room and children's club (aged 4-12 years). Water sports include deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, catamaran sailing, snorkelling and windsurfing. ACCOMMODATION: 300 air-conditioned rooms with private shower, safe & balcony or terrace overlooking the pool. Prices based on standard rooms (3 adults). Sea view rooms (3 adults) are also available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included. ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION AVAILABLE MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner. Snacks from 10.30am-5.30pm DRINKS: Soft drinks, beers, local spirits, house wine & cocktails (10am-11.30pm). WATER SPORTS: Non-motorised water sports including windsurfing for certified windsurfers and scuba dive check in swimming pool. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 2 hour drive from Mombasa airport plus a short ferry transfer.

7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec16 Dec

17 Dec18 Dec

19 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec30 Dec

31 Dec

2010 01 Jan04 Jan

05 Jan18 Jul

19 Jul20 Jul

970 1503 1604 1804 1386 1315 1213 1070 1494 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

Turtle Bay 

21 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug08 Sep

09 Sep30 Nov

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1020

WEDDINGS A well-established popular hotel, set within ten acres of tropical gardens. LOCATION: Situated on spectacular Watamu beach, on the edge of Watamu National Marine Park FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants, and three bars – one with regular evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include 2 pools one of which only allows over the age of 18, jacuzzi, children’s pool & kids’ club (aged 4-12 years), table tennis, volleyball, tennis, cycling and water aerobics. Water sports include windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, catamarans, snorkelling, boogie boards, pedaloes and canoeing. ACCOMMODATION: 145 air-conditioned rooms with private bath/shower, ceiling fan, tea/coffee making facilities, safe and balcony or patio. Prices based on super club rooms (2 adults and 2 children using fold-away beds) which have partial ocean view. Lamu rooms (2 adults) which are cottage-style units, offer a ceiling fan and some overlook the ocean, and ocean front rooms (2 adults and 1 child using fold-away bed) which have direct beach access, are also available. BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL: price includes: MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner – all buffet style in main restaurant or the pizzeria for lunch & dinner. Daytime & midnight snacks. Guests can eat at the Blue Turtle restaurant, and receive 20% off their bill. DRINKS: Local wines, South African wines, beers, spirits & soft drinks. WATER SPORTS: Basic & intermediate windsurfing and catamarans (first lesson chargeable). Introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2 hours from Mombasa airport. Please note that from May-August scuba diving is only available inside the marine park and the beaches at Watamu are subject to seaweed and tidal variances from May to September. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and a tailored shirt for dinner at the Blue Turtle Restaurant. MUCH MORE HONEYMOONERS: Couples receive fruit basket, flowers and a bottle of sparkling wine. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct06 Dec

07 Dec14 Dec

15 Dec16 Dec

17 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec30 Dec

31 Dec

2010 01 Jan23 Jan

24 Jan13 Apr

14 Apr18 Jul

1171 1274 1837 1955 1537 1348 1251 1254 1160 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request. Ocean Front Room

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19 Jul20 Jul

21 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug30 Nov

1619

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Mombasa Voyager Beach Resort 

WEDDINGS

This nautically themed resort, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, is superbly located overlooking the white sands of Nyali Beach. It offers one of the region's finest water sports centres, and an endless array of exciting family activities, making it a great choice for couples seeking a fun-filled holiday and for families with children – the children's entertainment programme is comprehensive. Just like a cruise ship, this place is all about taking it easy. Whether you're sitting at the seaside lookout bar, or just chilling out by one of the pools, life here moves at a gentle pace. LOCATION: Situated on Nyali Beach, north Mombasa. FACILITIES: The resort offers three restaurants, three bars (one open 24 hours), cyber café, an evening entertainment programme and family shows. Leisure facilities include three pools: a fun pool with whirlpool, waterfall, children's section and waterslide, plus a sports pool and a quiet pool overlooking the beach. There is also the Adventurers' Club for children, a games room, lawn tennis, table tennis, a shopping arcade and hair salon. Water sports include scuba diving, big game fishing, windsurfing, sailing, canoes, aquacycles, pedal boat and glass-bottom boat rides. An 18-hole golf course is available at the nearby Nyali Golf & Country Club. ACCOMMODATION: 233 spacious air-conditioned 'cabins'. All cabins have a shower, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, safe and balcony. Prices are based on garden view cabins (2 adults and 1 child). Garden view plus cabins (2 adults) have a TV, superior garden view cabins (2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child) and superior sea view cabins (2 adults) also have a mini bar and hairdryer. Junior garden view suites (2 adults) and junior sea view suites (2 adults) offer butler service and internet access. BOARD BASIS: All inclusive MEALS and SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and selected snacks (excluding à la carte dining and cyber café). DRINKS: Local alcoholic and soft drinks (chargeable after midnight). TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 25 minutes from Mombasa airport. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct31 Oct

01 Nov06 Dec

07 Dec14 Dec

15 Dec19 Dec

20 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec28 Dec

29 Dec30 Dec

2010 31 Dec18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

1038 996 1062 1613 1704 1265 1179 1136 1624 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

19 Aug08 Sep

09 Sep31 Oct

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Sun ’n’ Sand Beach Resort 

WEDDINGS

A lively and informal hotel that offers a wide variety of activities and facilities. LOCATION: Situated on Kikambala beach in north Mombasa. FACILITIES: Offers a choice of four restaurants, a snack bar and three bars – one with regular evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include three pools (two are salt water), two children's pools, tennis, volleyball, TV room, football, table tennis, darts, snooker, pool tables, bicycles, basketball, kids' club (aged 4-11 years), daily animation programme, beauty salon and boutique shops. Swahili lessons and accompanied local school visits are available. Water sports include glass-bottom boats, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, paddle boats and kayaking. ACCOMMODATION: 300 air-conditioned rooms with private bath, safe, satellite TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, mini fridge and balcony. Prices based on standard rooms (3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children) which have a garden or pool view. Deluxe rooms, which have an ocean view (3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children) are also available. BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL: price includes: MEALS & SNACKS: Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner in the main restaurant. Snacks from 10am-6pm. DRINKS: Local beer, local spirits, house wines, cocktails, soft drinks & tropical juices 10am-11pm. WATER SPORTS: Snorkelling from the beach at high tide, trial diving lesson in pool including instruction & equipment. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Mombasa airport. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec17 Dec

18 Dec19 Dec

20 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan04 Jan

05 Jan31 Jan

01 Feb18 Jul

19 Jul20 Jul

1028 1555 1641 1813 1395 1257 1114 1037 1452 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

21 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

1524

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1011

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Bamburi Beach Hotel 

WEDDINGS A perennial favourite of British travellers, set in a popular location with good standards of accommodation. The hotel is set amid lush tropical gardens and on a white sand beach overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. There are many activities here including a wide selection of water sports. Children have their own play area. Days are quickly filled with aerobics, beach and pool games, squash, the gymnasium and beach volleyball. There are two large fresh water, free-form swimming pools. One with a jacuzzi and the other with an adjacent baby pool and children's Adventure Centre. After dinner, the nightly entertainment includes disco dancing, live music, traditional dancers, cabaret shows, acrobats, sketches, bingo and crab racing. The all inclusive package provides great value for money. LOCATION: On the north coast of Mombasa on Kenyatta/Bamburi beach. FACILITIES: Offers three restaurants, a snack bar and three bars. Leisure facilities include two outdoor pools, squash, darts, table tennis, fitness room, kids' club (aged 4-12 years) and beauty salon. Water sports include scuba diving, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, creek safaris, pedaloes, rowing boats, windsurfing and canoeing. ACCOMMODATION: 150 air-conditioned rooms with private shower, hairdryer, TV with DVD player, coffee/tea facilities, mini bar, safe and balcony or terrace. Prices based on standard rooms (3 adults) which have a pool or ocean view. BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL: price includes: MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner – all buffet style. Supplement payable for à la carte service. Daytime snacks served from 10.00am-5.30pm. DRINKS: Soft drinks, beer, juices, local spirits & house wine – all by the glass – 10.00am-11.30pm. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Mombasa airport. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct06 Dec

07 Dec14 Dec

15 Dec16 Dec

17 Dec18 Dec

19 Dec20 Dec

21 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan04 Jan

05 Jan18 Jul

979 1003 1518 1580 1642 1704 1286 1156 1070 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug08 Sep

09 Sep30 Nov

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1003

Travellers Beach/Travellers Club  Travellers Beach provides a wide range of facilities within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and represents some of the best value accommodation in its category. LOCATION: On Bamburi Beach – the very heart of Mombasa's north coast. FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants and two bars – one offers regular traditional African shows, outdoor disco, live music and local cabarets. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, kids' pool, kids' club (aged 3-12 years), tennis, squash, fitness/beauty centre with a jacuzzi, gym, sauna, steam bath, massage and hair salon. Water sports include scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, glass-bottom boat, banana boat, paddle boat, canoeing, kayaking and snorkelling. ACCOMMODATION: 128 air-conditioned rooms with private bath/shower. Each room has one double & one single bed, satellite TV, hairdryer & a balcony or terrace. Prices based on standard rooms (3 adults) which have views of the gardens, pool or ocean. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included. We also offer Travellers Club, which shares facilities with Travellers Beach, and offers 158 rooms on an all-inclusive basis. MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner buffet-style, served in the main restaurant. A la carte restaurants at the neighbouring Travellers Beach Hotel may be used for a supplement. Snacks 10am-6pm. DRINKS: Soft drinks, fruit juices, purified water, local beers, spirits & selected house wines. All drinks served by the glass, 10am-midnight. WATER SPORTS: Trial diving lesson in pool – equipment is included but any lessons are payable locally. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 40 minutes from Mombasa airport. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct31 Oct

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2010 01 Jan18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

929 887 953 1494 1570 1152 1066 936 1457 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

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19 Aug08 Sep

09 Sep31 Oct

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Lamu Kiwayu Safari Village

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

A natural, simple but luxurious and secluded retreat. The dining room, lounge and bar are built with palm-thatched roofs and woven matted floors with bright, colourful scatter cushions on the seats. Kiwayu is nestled between the Kiunga Marine National Reserve, to the east and the Dodori and Boni Game Reserves to the west. LOCATION: Situated on the Kenyan coast, fifty kilometres north of Lamu, nestled amongst sand dunes facing the Indian Ocean and Kiwayu Island. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, lounge and bar. Leisure facilities include picnics at Kitangani or Kongoli beach, bird watching, guided dune walks, Mangrove boat trips. Water sports include laser sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, dhow sailing, water-skiing (free for the first two hours only), deep-sea fishing and reef and creek fishing. ACCOMMODATION: 18 spacious, thatched cottages with en suite bathrooms and a hammock strung verandah offering privacy and panoramic views over the lagoon. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes from Nairobi & then a short drive from Kiwayu airstrip. Note: Kiwayu is closed from mid April until the end of July.

7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct13 Dec

14 Dec

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Manda Bay

28 Feb07 Apr

08 Apr21 Jul

22 Jul30 Nov

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3042

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

Manda Bay is situated by miles of soft sand beaches, fascinating creeks and small islets to explore, this resort is located on an unspoilt, idyllic island found in the romantic Lamu archipelago. A perfect place for relaxation and revitalisation. LOCATION: Situated on the northern peninsula of Manda Island surrounded by miles of palmfringed, silky sandy beaches and intriguing creeks. FACILITIES: Offers an informal dining room, sundowner cocktails and candlelit dinners under the stars. Leisure facilities include bush walks, cultural visits and excursions to Lamu, bird walks and boating trips in the mangrove creeks. Water sports include windsurfing, waterskiing, laser sailing, snorkelling, tubing, kayaking, deep-sea and salt water fly fishing, scenic flights, private dhow charters, whether for sundowners or overnight, and massage facilities. ACCOMMODATION: 11 beach front cottages (2 adults and 1 child) and 5 sea view cottages with ceiling fans, en suite bathroom and verandah. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner, included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 20 minutes by boat from Manda. Note: Manda Bay is closed from mid April to mid July.

7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct13 Dec

14 Dec

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2010 29 Dec04 Apr

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3061 3186 3821 3486 3569 3453 n/a 3731 4304 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

19 Aug24 Sep

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29 Sep30 Nov

3851

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Lamu/Zanzibar Stonetown

Kipungani Explorer  Located on the ancient Arabian island paradise of Lamu, Kipungani is one of Africa’s most remote, relaxing and richly romantic coastal hideaways. Perched on the edge of Kipungani Bay, where the protected mangroves of the creek meet the end of a deserted beach, this resort offers rustic simplicity. After a 90-minute flight from Nairobi, you will be met at Manda Island and transported by boat to the lodge, which is located two degrees south of the equator, on the edge of a near-deserted 12-kilometre beach. 14 spacious bandas sit at one end of Kipungani Bay, which is Swahili for ‘the place of fresh air’. Shaded by the palm trees that line the 600-metre beachfront, the bandas are constructed entirely from local materials, with mkeka palm floors and makuti thatch roofs woven by the residents of neighbouring Kipungani village. LOCATION: Overlooking Kipungani Channel, on the remote southwestern tip of Lamu Island, located two degrees south of the equator, on the edge of a deserted 14 kilometre beach. FACILITIES: Offers a dining room and bar. Leisure facilities include an infinity swimming pool, bird walks and excursions to ancient ruins, historic mosques, markets and museums. Water sports include snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing and sailing on Arab dhows. ACCOMMODATION: 14 bandas (2 adults and 1 child) with fresh water showers, daily laundry service and ocean-facing verandah. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes by boat from Manda. Note: This hotel will be closed from mid April to end of June. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec19 Dec

20 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec28 Dec

29 Dec30 Dec

31 Dec

2010 01 Jan29 Mar

30 Mar29 Jun

30 Jun18 Jul

2154 2695 2950 2532 2278 2150 2003 n/a 2100 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

19 Jul18 Aug

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2673

2220

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Zanzibar Serena Inn  Idyllically situated on the seafront of ancient Stone Town, washed by the aquamarine waters of the Zanzibar channel, the Serena Inn is a haven of tranquillity and opulence amongst the bustle of Zanzibar. It is flanked by an exotic mix of sultans’ palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow harbours and bright bazaars. Faithfully restored and lavishly embellished the interior design concept is a fusion of authenticity and opulence that reflects the very essence of Zanzibar. Each bedroom is cool, white and constructed to the traditional design of a Swahili house. On offer is a selection of dining options including The Baharia Restaurant, the Mdele Coffee Shop, the Masahani Bar and the exclusive Mangapwani Beach Facility. LOCATION: Situated on the sea front of ancient Stone Town, on the western side of Zanzibar. FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant, bar and evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, a gift shop, boutique and beauty therapy parlour. A tour of Stone Town and trips to Jozani Forest can be arranged. Water sports can be organised on request and are available at the nearby beaches, these include diving, snorkelling, sunset boat trips. Complimentary shuttle is provided to/from Serena Mangapwani Beach Club. ACCOMMODATION: 51 air-conditioned rooms with bath, hairdryer, mosquito net, mini bar, safe, satellite TV and a private balcony. Prices based on standard rooms (2 adults) which have a partial ocean view. Prime view rooms, (2 adults) which have a hammock and a full ocean view, are also available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 20 minutes from Zanzibar airport. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct27 Oct

28 Oct31 Oct

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15 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan28 Mar

29 Mar30 Mar

31 Mar27 May

28 May29 May

1602 1510 1410 1994 1689 1548 1429 1383 1466 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

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19 Jul18 Aug

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Zanzibar Stonetown Tembo House Hotel  Tembo House Hotel is a unique and fascinating hotel located at the heart of Zanzibar's Stone Town, surrounded by historical buildings and the seafront looking out to the islands and the harbour. All rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with Oriental and traditional Zanzibari ornaments, antiques and furniture. The hotel's swimming pool allows you to cool off during the heat of the day. LOCATION: Positioned on the picturesque seafront amongst the bustle of the Shangani district, on the western side of Stone Town. FACILITIES: Offers the Bahari Restaurant featuring local and international cuisine. Leisure facilities include a large swimming pool. There is also a souvenir shop offering a range of gifts. Water sports and picnics can be arranged by the friendly reception staff. ACCOMMODATION: 36 air-conditioned rooms with an en suite bathroom, hairdryer, mini bar, satellite TV & telephone. Prices based on standard rooms (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & lunch included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 15 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct31 Oct

01 Nov14 Dec

15 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan18 Jul

19 Jul20 Jul

21 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug08 Sep

09 Sep31 Oct

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1067

1037

1091 1061 1568 1150 1037 1491 1562 1108 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

236 Hurumzi  A beautifully restored palace in the heart of the legendary Stone Town, with fabulous views of the Indian Ocean from the Tower Top restaurant on its roof. A historical building which once belonged to a powerful Swahili merchant. LOCATION: In a central location in Stone Town, blending exotic style with artistic detail. FACILITIES: Offers two main restaurants and evening entertainment plus a fine jewellers and a boutique. ACCOMMODATION: 13 air-conditioned rooms including 7 suites plus 3 semi-open rooms with private bath and shower. The North room is adorned with beautiful latticework in African hard wood, which also separates this room from its verandah that offers a splendid view of the Indian Ocean and Zanzibar Stone Town. The large bathtub and shower are incorporated into the verandah and enclosed by lattice screens and tropical plants framing the stars and the view for a very romantic bath. The South room is accessible only by way of a wooden bridge from the top floor. A large birdcage across the bridge is home to local birds that welcome guests. There is a bedroom and a bathroom separated by a garden verandah where the open-air shower and bath offer tropical freedom. The East room is spacious and faces the east with a beautiful view and cooling breezes. The West room is located on the top floor; this room has an intimate atmosphere with a lovely kidney shaped bath. The Ballroom is quite possibly the grandest hotel room in Zanzibar. This room features two beds with room to spare and is excellent for families with small children or for those who just want to indulge in grandeur and a sultan-style bath. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 15 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

Note: Closed during May. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct31 Oct

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25 Dec26 Dec

27 Dec28 Dec

29 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan18 Jul

19 Jul20 Jul

21 Jul18 Aug

1313 1284 1791 1356 1321 1286 1138 1592 1663 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

19 Aug08 Sep

09 Sep31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

1210

1168

1138

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Zanzibar Beach

Matemwe Main Lodge & Retreat

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION

Matemwe lies on a coral rock, surrounded by the best beaches, and is right opposite the Mnemba Atoll, which offers spectacular diving and snorkelling. The friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, lush tropical gardens, fine white sand, intimate swimming pools, massages, and magnificent food, make Matemwe Main Lodge the ultimate tropical paradise on the intriguing island of Zanzibar. We also offer Matemwe Retreat, which comprises three villas, just north of the main lodge. Each villa has a private butler. Villas have en suite bathroom with shower and large romantic bath overlooking the Indian Ocean. Each villa also features a plunge pool on the private roof terrace. All meals and drinks are delivered to the room, or to the beach in front of the Retreat. Drinks are included except cellar wines, premium brand Champagne and spirits. All of the facilities below are available to those staying at the Retreat. LOCATION: Situated on the rural north east coast of Zanzibar Island. FACILITIES: Offers an open-air restaurant serving seafood as a speciality and a mix of African and European flavours. A lounge and bar are also available. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool with poolside bar, guided reef and village walks, dhow boat trips, cycling, spice tours and visits to Stone Town, Prison Island and Jozani Forest. Massages and beauty treatments are also available. Water sports include snorkelling, diving and kayaking. ACCOMMODATION: 12 beautiful bungalows, built from local materials and surrounded by a beautiful garden. Each suite features an en suite bath/shower and a private verandah with hammocks and couches overlooking the Indian Ocean. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Zanzibar airport. Note: Closed April & May. 7 nights Matemwe Main Lodge – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct27 Oct

28 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan04 Jan

05 Jan24 Mar

25 Mar30 May

31 May26 Jun

27 Jun18 Jul

2119 2009 2596 2179 1983 1873 n/a 1955 2065 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug29 Oct

30 Oct30 Nov

2590

2137

1930

Matemwe Retreat

Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar  This new, luxury property exudes a majestic air. It offers all inclusive accommodation amongst tropical gardens, full of colour and scent. It is found right on the beach front and offers a good choice of water sports and other activities. The feel is both exotic and modern with the interior décor by an Italian designer and the architecture hinting at both African and Arabic influences. This is a special resort, with every detail thought of, and promises pampering and relaxation to discerning guests. LOCATION: Situated in Kiwengwa, on the north eastern coast of Zanzibar. FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants and a pizzeria (open for dinner only) and an à la carte restaurant (at extra cost), two bars. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools, fitness centre, a spa, tennis, beach volleyball, beach soccer, darts, table tennis. Water sports include catamaran, windsurfing, canoes, dive centre and deep-sea fishing. ACCOMMODATION: 157 air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer, TV, DVD and CD player. Prices based on deluxe garden room (2 adults and 1 child). Deluxe sea facing rooms and Junior Suites are also available. BOARD BASIS: All Inclusive prices include. MEALS & SNACKS: Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner in the main restaurant. Afternoon tea, coffee and pastries. DRINKS: Soft drinks, water, local beer, house wines, juices, tea & coffee. Bar open until 1.00am. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 50 minutes from Zanzibar airport. MUCH MORE FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or pay for 12 nights and get 2 nights free – valid for stays started and completed 5 April – 30 June 2010. HONEYMOONERS: Receive fruit basket and flowers in room on arrival, sparkling wine and an à la carte romantic dinner – valid if staying minimum of 5 nights. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec16 Dec

17 Dec18 Dec

19 Dec20 Dec

21 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan04 Jan

05 Jan29 Mar

30 Mar18 Jul

1417 1962 2097 2231 2366 1948 1752 1587 1481 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

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19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug08 Sep

09 Sep30 Nov

2071

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Zanzibar Beach Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski  A striking and contemporary hotel which is nestled in 30 acres of lush tropical gardens overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. With over a kilometre of ocean front, Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski redefines luxury on the mystical island of Zanzibar. LOCATION: Situated on the northeast coast, by the ocean front, set in 30 acres of gardens. FACILITIES: Boasting two restaurants, three bars and a variety of private dining options. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools, gym, male & female saunas, tennis, games room, bike rental, fitness centre, direct beach access to the Zamani Beach Club 5 minutes drive by golf cart, and the Anantara Spa. Water sports include sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaking. ACCOMMODATION: 110 luxuriously appointed air-conditioned rooms and suites. 7 private villas each with their own infinity pool and sundeck, set in several cluster buildings, with deluxe bath amenities, en suite shower and an outdoor shower, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar and satellite TV. Garden rooms (3 adults) and Terrace rooms (2 adults) are contemporary and spacious. All the bathrooms feature a deep soaking tub, indoor and outdoor showers, separate toilet, his and hers basins and floods of natural light. The stunning bedroom (terrace room) has a king-size bed, opens onto a private balcony and an internal staircase leads to your very own private roof-top sun terrace. Zamani Suites (2 adults and 2 children) which are more spacious and feature two large spacious rooms, one being the living and dining area and the other the master bedroom with en suite bathroom. The suites feature two private balconies, one off the living/dining area and the other off the master bedroom. Internal stairs lead to a very large private roof-top sun terrace. The Zamani Suite is perfect luxury. Prices based on garden rooms. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast buffet and dinner at Cloves Restaurant included. The half board package includes selected house wines, local beer and soft drinks during dinner. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Zanzibar airport. MUCH MORE HONEYMOONERS: Receive flowers and a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec16 Dec

17 Dec20 Dec

21 Dec23 Dec

24 Dec

25 Dec30 Dec

2010 31 Dec

01 Jan04 Jan

05 Jan18 Jul

1702 2120 2384 2558 2728 2299 1992 1814 1583 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug31 Oct

01 Nov30 Nov

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Diamonds La Gemma Dell’est 

WEDDINGS

An enchanting, luxurious and environmentally friendly resort, designed and constructed to blend in with its magnificent surroundings. The hotel is set in the midst of exotic and colourful tropical gardens inviting you to enjoy the pristine and relaxing view over the Indian Ocean. LOCATION: Located on the northwestern shores of Zanzibar, at Nungwi only 55 minutes from Stone Town, the Island Capital. FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants, one café, three bars and evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include a large salt-water swimming pool with a children’s area, beach volleyball, football, outdoor gym, fitness activities & jacuzzi. Water sports include windsurfing, canoeing, & a water sport centre with an international diving centre. ACCOMMODATION: 138 air-conditioned rooms with a walk-in shower, hairdryer, tea/coffee making

facilities, satellite TV and terrace. Prices based on deluxe rooms (2 adults and 1 child). Villas & suites are also available. All rooms are sea facing. BOARD BASIS: All Inclusive prices include. MEALS & SNACKS: Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner at 'The Pavilion' restaurant. Dinner at Coral Cove serving fresh pizzas, salads & snacks throughout the day at the 'Beach Bar'. DRINKS: Soft drinks, water, local beer, house wines, juices, tea & coffee at 'The Pavilion', 'Beach Bar', Coral Cove, the 'Sunset Lounge & Bar' & 'Sea Breezes' à la carte restaurant. Long drinks & cocktails are also included at the 'Beach Bar'. Spirits & aperitifs at the 'Sunset Lounge & Bar. NOT INCLUDED: Dinner at 'Sea Breeze' à la carte restaurant & snacks at 'Café Moressco'. Premium drinks are not included at any restaurant or bar. Drinks at Café Moressco not included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Zanzibar airport. MUCH MORE FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or pay for 12 nights and get 2 nights free – valid for stays started and completed 1 Nov-22 Dec 2009 & 5 Apr – 30 Jun 2010. HONEYMOONERS: Receive fruit basket and flowers in room on arrival, sparkling wine and an à la carte romantic dinner – valid if staying minimum of 5 nights. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec18 Dec

19 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan04 Jan

05 Jan29 Mar

30 Mar02 Apr

03 Apr26 Jun

27 Jun18 Jul

1729 2581 3080 2662 2364 1995 1773 1561 1767 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

19 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug08 Sep

09 Sep30 Nov

2428

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Zanzibar Beach

Fairmont Zanzibar 

WEDDINGS This beautiful hotel has benefitted from $10 million in renovations, boasting comfortably appointed rooms and suites, which spread throughout the lush tropical gardens of the resort. It offers rustic exclusivity and luxury and is fringed by 400 metres of powder white sand beach, spectacular coral reef and an incredible diversity of marine life. LOCATION: Situated on the northeast coast of Ungunja, Zanzibar's main island. FACILITIES: A wide selection of dining options including Tradewinds the all day dining restaurant, The Zama Lounge à la carte restaurant, Mchanga and Mwanga Poolside bar. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools, fitness centre, volleyball, bike riding, miniature golf, yoga, pilates, aqua aerobics, massages, manicures and pedicures in beachfront treatment rooms and swimming with dolphins. Water sports include kayaking, wind surfing, snorkelling and a dive centre. ACCOMMODATION: 109 air-conditioned rooms with en suite shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a verandah with views of the grounds or ocean. Prices based on island cottages (2 adults and 1 child). Island cottages with sea views (2 adults and 1 child), deluxe garden villas (3 adults) and superior cliff rooms (3 adults).. BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL price includes: MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner in the main restaurant. DRINKS: Local soft drinks, local beers, house wine – red or white and local spirits. Served from 10.00am to 10.00pm daily. Daily cocktail at the Nahoda bar from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 55 minutes from Zanzibar airport. MUCH MORE SOMAK GUESTS: Receive an upgrade to the next room category, subject to availability, and a cocktail for two once during your stay. HONEYMOONERS: Honeymooners receive the above plus a special welcome cocktail and flowers on arrival. Candlelit dinner on the beach including a bottle of house wine and a complimentary 30-minute massage on the beach for the couple, subject to a minimum of 7 nights stay. FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 5 nights & get 2 nights free – valid 16 Sep-19 Dec 2009. Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free, valid 4 Jan – 15 Jul 2010 and 1 Nov – 30 Nov 2010. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct11 Dec

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18 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan13 Jul

14 Jul18 Jul

19 Jul20 Jul

21 Jul18 Aug

1251 1395 1930 1984 1565 1390 1422 1876 1947 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

Ocean Paradise 

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09 Sep27 Oct

28 Oct30 Nov

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1388

WEDDINGS A unique and enchanting resort, reflecting the traditional styles and charm of Zanzibar. LOCATION: Situated in Kijangwani, on the north east coast of Zanzibar, within the unspoiled beauty of a palm grove and fronted by a spectacular beach. FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants, three bars and regular evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include a lagoon-style pool, volleyball, dolphin tours and a health & fitness centre. Water sports include scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling and kayaking. ACCOMMODATION: 98 air-conditioned bungalows with shower, hairdryer, mini bar, safe, satellite TV and balcony. Prices based on superior rooms (3 adults). Junior suites (3 adults) which have a separate living room, are also available. All rooms are sea facing. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 50 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

MUCH MORE FREE NIGHT: Pay for 6 nights & get 1 night free valid 1 Nov-20 Dec 2009, 15 Jan31 Mar 2010, 1 Jun-30 Jun 2010 & 1 Nov-19 Dec 2010. Pay for 5 nights & get 2 nights free, 6 Apr-31 May 2010. Offer applicable for superior rooms only. HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives 20% discount on the accommodation, valid 1 Sep30 Nov 2009, 6 Apr-30 Jun 2010 & 1 Sep-30 Nov 2010. Couples also receive a fruit/flower basket, bottle of sparkling wine and a lobster dinner for two, all subject to availability. Offer valid for superior rooms only. ANNIVERSARIES: Celebrate 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th or 50th wedding anniversary and receive a fruit and flower basket and a celebration cake. Offer valid for superior rooms only. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct29 Nov

30 Nov12 Dec

13 Dec14 Dec

15 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan04 Jan

05 Jan04 Apr

05 Apr23 May

24 May18 Jul

1410 1230 1412 2209 1791 1530 1356 1031 1356 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

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21 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug30 Nov

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Zanzibar Beach Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa 

WEDDINGS

Carefully and tastefully decorated in a Zanzibari style with a wide range of facilities and impeccable service, the Bluebay is a first-class resort with a fine beach. LOCATION: Nestled within 25 acres of tropical gardens, on a white sand beach, near Kiwengwa village on the east coast of Zanzibar. FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants and three bars – evening entertainment available. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool with jacuzzi, kids' pool, kids' club (aged 212 years), tennis, fitness centre and the Oasis Spa. Water sports include scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and snorkelling. ACCOMMODATION: 112 air-conditioned rooms with shower, hairdryer, mini bar, satellite TV, ceiling fan, terrace, balcony or verandah. Prices based on garden rooms (2 adults). Also available are superior rooms (3 adults) which are larger with partial sea views, junior suites (3 adults) have partial sea views and separate seating area, sultan rooms (3 adults) are on the beach, have butler service and an 8 foot 'sultan-size bed'. Club rooms (3 adults) have partial sea views, an exclusive area and use of a private swimming pool which is shared with guests staying in the junior suites. A restaurant for exclusive use of guests staying in club rooms, junior suites and sultan rooms only, is available. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 50 minutes from Zanzibar airport. MUCH MORE FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 5 nights and get 2 nights free – valid for stays started and completed 1 Oct – 15 Dec 2009. HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives a 25% discount on the accommodation – valid 1 October – 15 December 2009. Offers are not combinable. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec18 Dec

19 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec30 Dec

31 Dec-

2010 01 Jan04 Jan

05 Jan28 Mar

29 Mar18 Jul

19 Jul20 Jul

1369 2038 2217 1799 1679 1524 1356 1300 1796 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

21 Jul18 Aug

19 Aug08 Sep

09 Sep30 Nov

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Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort 

WEDDINGS

This attractive addition to Zanzibar's unspoilt beaches offers a lively and friendly atmosphere. The area is home to some excellent diving sites. LOCATION: Situated in Nungwi, in the northern region of Zanzibar. FACILITIES: Two restaurants, bars, snack bar, evening entertainment, 4 swimming pools, kids' club 10.00am-6.00pm (aged 4-12 years), gym, table tennis, beach football, pool table, darts, beauty salon and massage, plus shopping facilities. Water sports include deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, dhow cruises and dolphin tours. ACCOMMODATION: 100 air-conditioned rooms with en suite bath and shower, TV, telephone, internet connection, mini bar, safe, coffee maker, hairdryer and terrace/balcony. Prices based on superior rooms (3 adults). Junior suites are also available (3 adults) which have a sitting area and large terrace/balcony with day bed and sea view. BOARD BASIS: All Inclusive MEALS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner in the main restaurant. SNACKS: Daytime snacks from the Snack Bar from 10.00am-6.00pm (6.00pm-11.00pm drinks only). DRINKS: Local spirits, selected red and white wine by the glass, local beer, selected cocktails and soft drinks in the Main Bar, 7.00am-11.00pm, the beach bar 10.00am-11.00pm and the pool bar 10.00am-6.00pm. A half litre of bottled water per person per day in room. WATER SPORTS: Non-motorised water sports including windsurfing and canoeing. LEISURE FACILITIES: Fitness Centre, table tennis, darts, pool table, a scuba diving trial in the pool. Note the hotel also caters for guests on different meal plans and with different entertainment programmes. It is popular with Italian guests. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 55 minutes from Zanzibar airport. MUCH MORE HONEYMOONERS: Couples receive flowers, fruit basket and a bottle of white wine. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct27 Oct

28 Oct30 Oct

31 Oct14 Dec

15 Dec18 Dec

19 Dec24 Dec

25 Dec31 Dec

2010 01 Jan25 Mar

26 Mar18 Jul

19 Jul18 Aug

1486 1390 1268 1875 2047 1629 1516 1440 1966 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

19 Aug23 Nov

24 Nov27 Nov

28 Nov30 Nov

1512

1403

1252

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Zanzibar Beach

Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach 

WEDDINGS Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach Resort lies on the northeast coast of Zanzibar on the Kiwengwa shoreline, a perfect destination for those looking to 'get away from it all'. The resort has been meticulously created, emulating traditional Zanzibar style, using the best in local design, interiors and furnishings, meeting high international standards. Rooms are well appointed with a comfortable sitting area for two people, a balcony, bathroom with walk-in shower and fine toiletries. There are two large swimming pools, including the largest in Zanzibar. The Mvua Spa, is run by a team of skilled therapists. LOCATION: Situated on the eastern coast of Zanzibar in Kiwengwa. FACILITIES: Offers one main restaurant, one à la carte restaurant, one pool bar and a lounge bar. Leisure facilities include two pools, Mvua Spa, beach and water volleyball and table tennis, plus day and evening animation. Water sports include windsurfing, kayak, catamaran, diving and snorkelling. ACCOMMODATION: 154 air-conditioned rooms with shower, TV and balcony or terrace. Prices based on sea view rooms and sea side rooms (2 adults and 1 child). VIP suites have two private balconies, plasma TV, jacuzzi and lounge. BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL: price includes: MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Snacks from 10am-6pm. DRINKS: Local soft drinks & local alcoholic drinks (10am-midnight). TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Zanzibar airport.

MUCH MORE FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or pay for 12 nights and get 2 nights free – valid for stays started and completed 1 Nov – 22 Dec 2009 & 5 Apr – 30 Jun 2010. HONEYMOONERS: Receive fruit basket and flowers in room on arrival, sparkling wine and an à la carte romantic dinner – valid if staying minimum of 5 nights. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

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Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel  The hotel is hidden amongst rich tropical gardens, its cluster of whitewashed and palm-thatched cottages overlook the Indian Ocean's calming, iridescent waters. Myriad pathways, shaded by elegant palms, create soft sun-dappled walkways between beach, banda, balcony and bar. Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy all that this extraordinary part of the world has to offer. The lush gardens drop down onto one of the finest and most unspoilt beaches on the island, which in turn is fringed by a wide and thriving coral reef. LOCATION: The northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar Island, infused with the laidback, exotic yet ultimately natural spirit of Zanzibar. FACILITIES: A main restaurant, bar, beach bar and live music 2-3 times a week. Leisure facilities include a fresh water swimming pool, mountain bike hire, gift shop, TV room and a games area which features a pool table, tennis, table tennis and a small library. Peponi Spa and visits to Nungwi village, Zanzibar's dhow-building capital, home to a turtle sanctuary and several bars & restaurants. Water sports include an on-site water sports centre which includes a PADI dive centre featuring snorkelling, dhow cruises, water skiing, windsurfing, kayaking and deep-sea fishing. ACCOMMODATION: 32 air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathroom, hairdryer, electronic safe and balcony with garden views. Prices based on lodge rooms which have garden views. Superior chalet rooms offer sea views and feature a mini bar. Superior deluxe chalet rooms feature a music system, deluxe bathroom amenities and fruit basket on arrival plus extras. The ocean suite offers the ultimate in privacy and luxury. With over 140 square metres of living space including a private plunge pool & sun deck, this suite is Ras Nungwi's flagship accommodation unit. Guests in the Ocean Suite enjoy its magnificent roof terrace and open-air sitting room. Just beyond the private terrace a path meanders down to the stunning white sand beach and dazzling turquoise lagoon. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from Zanzibar airport. MUCH MORE FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 5 nights and receive 1 night free, valid from 1 Nov-20 Dec 2009. HONEYMOONERS: Receive a bottle of sparkling wine, a beach dinner, flowers & a basket of spices. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct30 Oct

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Zanzibar Beach The Z Hotel 

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An elegant, boutique hotel which blends contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari features. Set in tropical gardens with direct access to a white sand beach and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, a perfect place to relax and de-stress. LOCATION: Situated in Nungwi on the northern tip of Zanzibar. FACILITIES: An alfresco style à la carte restaurant, a bistro and a cocktail bar, both open and airy and positioned on the beach. Infinity swimming pool with massage jets, mini spa and reading room with computer and internet access. Wi Fi is available throughout the hotel. Water sports include PADI dive centre, water-skiing, kayaking, and deep-sea fishing. There is also an excursion office, to cater for all your day trips and a gift boutique. Events: Saruche, the main restaurant, has an African beach BBQ and dance nights in addition to Zanzibar nights where you sample traditional Zanzibari cuisine and music. Yoga sessions and private lessons are also available, when possible. ACCOMMODATION: 35 air-conditioned rooms including 3 rooftop suites and 2 ocean front cottages all with en suite bathroom, telephone, mini bar, safe, 4 poster beds and French doors leading onto large balconies or terraces if in one of the suites. Most of the rooms have sea views. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included TRANSFER TIME: Approximately one hour from Zanzibar airport. Note: Children under 12 years are not permitted. Z Hotel is closed from 23 Apr – 31 May 2010. MUCH MORE FREE NIGHT: Pay for 4 nights and receive 1 night free – valid 1 Oct-21 Dec 2009. HONEYMOONERS: Stay 3 nights and receive a fruit platter, a bottle of sparkling wine in the room on arrival, a private lobster dinner for 2 and a departure gift. Stay 5 nights or more and also receive either sunset cruise on a local dhow or a 30-minute couple's massage for two. All offers are subject to availability and a copy of a marriage certificate will be required in resort to be eligible for the extras. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

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Fumba Beach Lodge  Situated on one of Zanzibar’s most beautiful and secluded beaches, Fumba Beach Lodge is a luxurious and peaceful hideaway, offering a perfect blend of casual elegance and friendly, first class service. Set in 40 acres of exquisite wilderness with three naturally sheltered beaches, Fumba Beach Lodge has only 26 rooms to ensure your privacy. The whitewashed Zanzibari-style bungalows are scattered along the beach ensuring private views of the ocean. The comfortable open-air restaurant serves a tantalizing array of expertly prepared dishes including local specialties, the freshest seafood and traditional international cuisine in a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. Staff provide a friendly, professional service and take the greatest care to look after all guests. The spa has been built around a majestic African baobab tree boasting a six metre high platform with a jacuzzi in the tree itself overlooking the gardens and the Indian Ocean in the distance. You can choose to have your massage either inside the tropical garden or on the roof-top terrace catching the breeze. LOCATION: Located in the southwest of Zanzibar. FACILITIES: An open-air restaurant, beach bar, swimming pool, a tour of Stone Town, spa, PADI dive centre offering snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing. ACCOMMODATION: 26 rooms and suites with en suite shower, fans, safe and terrace. Prices based on deluxe garden view rooms (2 adults and 1 child). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner are included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Zanzibar airport. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

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&Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge

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The pristine white beaches of Mnemba, surrounded by the deep blue ocean, combine to make this intimate island your own private tropical paradise. This exquisite private island with its white coral sand beaches and spectacular reefs is renowned as one of the world’s most romantic ocean destinations, offering seclusion and rustic exclusivity. While the dazzling sands and brilliant sunshine invite you to spend idle hours on shore, magnificent coral reefs create an underwater wonderland that lures you to explore the warm, crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Scores of snorkelling and diving sites form a gateway to a world of incredible sea creatures. Set back into the fringes of the pine forest at the island centre, and built onto wooden platforms over the sand, Mnemba's rooms are carefully located to ensure absolute privacy. Detailed woodcarvings and the scrolled headboards adorning the beds are created by some of Zanzibar's most skilled artisans. LOCATION: Situated on an exclusive island just 2.8 miles off the northeastern tip of Zanzibar in the azure Indian Ocean. FACILITIES: Offers a thatched dining, sitting and bar area. Leisure facilities include a range of pampering massages and therapeutic treatments, bird-watching, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, fly fishing, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing. ACCOMMODATION: 10 romantic beachside bandas with an en suite bathroom, overhead fan and a verandah. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, plus teas, coffees and laundry included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes drive from Zanzibar airport followed by a 15-minute boat ride. Note: The lodge will be closed in April and May. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

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This unique resort offers outstanding beauty and exceptional levels of service for those wanting the ultimate, tranquil holiday experience. LOCATION: Situated on a remote & beautiful beach on the southwestern side of Pemba Island, the sister island to Zanzibar. FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant and three bars. Leisure facilities include an infinity pool, a games room, TV room, massage & treatment room. Water sports include scuba diving, canoes, dolphin safari, guided village tours, sunset dhow cruises, fishing trips, snorkelling and kayaking. ACCOMMODATION: 18 en suite bungalows with canvas walls, fans, safe, fridge, indoor & outdoor seating area with ocean views. Prices based on hillside rooms with fantastic views of the Indian Ocean. Beachfront rooms are located on the beach. Beach suite which features a deck & plunge pool, jungle suite as beach suite but slightly set back from the beach among the mangroves and superior suites which feature a relaxation area. All rooms accommodate 2 adults. BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL: price includes: MEALS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. DRINKS: All drinks & beverages, except Champagne, branded cognacs & liqueurs. LAUNDRY: Included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 35-minute flight from Zanzibar to Pemba island, followed by a 20-minute road transfer to Mkoani Port & a 25-minute speedboat ride to the lagoon. Note: Children under 12 are not permitted. Fundu Lagoon is closed from mid April to mid June. MUCH MORE FREE NIGHTS: Stay 5 nights and get 2 nights free: valid 1 Oct 2009 – 15 Apr 2010, hillside rooms only. Stay 5 nights and get 1 night free: valid 1 Oct – 14 Dec 2010 (except peak season), beach front room and all suites only. HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives 20% discount, valid 1 Oct 2009 – 15 Apr 2010. Couples receive a bottle of champagnoise and a private dinner – valid for hillside rooms only. Bride receives 20% discount, valid 15 Jun – 30 Nov 2010. Couples receive a bottle of champagnoise and a his and hers massage – valid for hillside rooms and beachfront rooms only. Bride receives 20% discount, valid 15 Jun – 30 Nov 2010. Couples receive a bottle of champagnoise and a his and hers massage and a private beach dinner – valid for suite and superior suite only. A minimum of 5 nights stay is required. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct14 Dec

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Zanzibar Islands Bawe Tropical Island  The hotel, built on the tiny Bawe Tropical Island, in this lost corner of the world is something truly unforgettable. Escape from your hectic lifestyle, as this is a no television, no shoes, no news, barefoot paradise. If you like romantic, unspoilt beaches, Bawe is definitely the place for you. LOCATION: Lies in the Indian Ocean, just 5 miles off Stone Town. FACILITIES: A restaurant, bar, swimming pool, massage and day trips to Stone Town and Prison Island. ACCOMMODATION: 15 magnificent cottages are discreetly scattered along the beach, all of them with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, ensuring maximum privacy and seclusion. Cottages have en suite bath, two outdoor showers and private verandah. Prices based on standard cottage (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 30-minute boat ride from Stone Town, Zanzibar. Note: Children under 16 years are not permitted at this property. Bawe Tropical Island is closed during April and May.

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Chumbe Island Lodge  Chumbe Island Coral Park is an award-winning project boasting one of the most spectacular coral reef gardens in the world. Here you will find a lovingly tended and beautifully designed eco-lodge, designed to minimize all human impact on the pristine surroundings, providing both privacy and high standards of service to our guests. Chumbe is an ideal escape for honeymooners.

LOCATION: Situated southwest of Stone Town, just off the coast of Zanzibar. FACILITIES: A waterfront dining room with spacious lounge areas; guided forest reserve trails; historic lighthouse with stunning views; dolphin watching or sunset ngalawa sailboat safaris. Water sports include guided snorkelling trips in the Chumbe Reef Sanctuary and intertidal explorations. ACCOMMODATION: 7 eco-bungalows with Japanese style mattresses, en suite shower and living room. Standard bungalow (2 adults). BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 10 minutes to Stone Town and then a 45-minute boat ride. Transfer to Chumbe can only be before 3.00pm and the return transfer to Zanzibar is only in the morning at 9.30am. Note: Closed from 12 April – 7 June 2010.

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Pole Pole Resort  Pole Pole means slowly or 'take it easy' in Swahili. This relaxing haven of rustic African charm, overlooks a beautiful marine reserve, which is home to a rich array of marine life. Pole Pole, considered one of the most eco-friendly resorts in the world, is renowned for its great cuisine, unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere and warm but discrete hospitality. Balancing luxury and respect for local culture and environment it is the perfect place to relax after a safari and the ideal base for exploring the underwater wonders of Mafia Island. LOCATION: Situated in the Chloe Bay area, on the southeast coast of the Mafia Island Marine Park. FACILITIES: Dining room, bar and library. The cuisine is a combination of diverse culinary traditions and cultures, with an Italian style touch of class. Swahili dinners are served once a week or on request. The activities in the marine park are scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and visiting the local villages. Boat excursions and picnics to isolated islets, sandbanks or islands are arranged every day, according to the tide. You can enjoy a relaxing body massage using essential oils in the peaceful massage centre overlooking the beach. A masseuse has been trained in lymphatic drainage style massage and aromatherapy. Manicure and pedicure are also available. Marine Park Fees of US$20 per day is to be paid by cash on arrival at the Park's entrance gate. ACCOMMODATION: 7 bungalow rooms, perfectly blend with the surrounding tropical garden, overlooking the infinite hues of blue of Chloe Bay. All rooms are furnished with carved and antique pieces. The large private verandahs are furnished with a Zanzibari bed, chairs, table and an armchair. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 30-minute flight from Dar es Salaam airport. Notes: During low tide it is not always possible to swim in the sea. The resort is closed in April and May. 7 nights – Kenya Airways 2009 01 Oct13 Dec

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Chapwani Private Island  From the west coast of Zanzibar, looking out over the Indian Ocean and towards the continent of Africa, the eye falls on a group of islands. One of these is known as Chapwani, a natural paradise. This is the perfect spot for those seeking a beautiful peaceful beach, with Stone Town and all its facilities just ten minutes away. On this private island, there are only five bandas each with its own terrace leading on to the beach. They are decorated with colourful African prints and furnished with local antiques. The restaurant, on the water's edge, serves sumptuous meals combining a blend of Oriental, African and Italian cuisine. The island covers an area of 4.8 hectares and is surrounded by small coves with white sand beaches and coral reefs, which are full of marine life. The thick tropical vegetation of baobabs, palm trees and passion fruit, harbours a small historic graveyard and rich wildlife including a herd of dik diks. LOCATION: The island is situated just over a mile from the coast to the northwest of Stone Town. FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and petanque balls. Water sports include canoeing, snorkelling and diving, which are available nearby. ACCOMMODATION: 10 rooms in 5 separate bandas with en suite bath/shower and ceiling fan. BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner included. FULL BOARD OPTION AVAILABLE. TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 20 minutes by boat from Zanzibar airport. Note: Chapwani Private Island is closed from 1 April-10 June 2010.

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British Airways is one of the world's leading airlines offering services to Africa. Customers can choose between World Traveller, World Traveller Plus, Club World and First.

– An ergonomically designed seat with footrest and adjustable headrest to support your head and neck

– The new seat is 25% wider, has a privacy screen and converts into a fully flat bed*

– Blankets, cushions, eyeshades, socks, toothbrush and toothpaste are also provided for your added comfort

– The new Club Kitchen is open between meals times with complimentary hot or cold snacks

– Enjoy tasty meals designed by leading chefs, as well as complimentary bar service, available throughout your flight – Priority boarding for families and activity packs for children – Personal video screens with a choice of movies and entertainment

– A la Carte menu inspired by the world’s top chefs with expertly sourced wine list – Complimentary treatments at the Elemis Travel Spa available at Heathrow and JFK T7 *Configuration of aircraft with the new Club World product is planned to be completed by January 2010, please check at time of booking.

– Personal ‘demi cabin’ space creates an exclusive, private environment – A separate quieter cabin with up to a maximum of 6 rows – Wider, more comfortable seats with 7 inches more leg room than World Traveller – Priority meal service offering fresh contemporary meals – Complimentary drinks from the bar (excluding champagne)

– Enhanced seat converts to a fully flat bed at the touch of a button – A la Carte dining with menus created by internationally acclaimed chefs – Complimentary bar service featuring the finest wines and champagnes – Complimentary sleeper suit and wash bag designed by Anya Hindmarch and filled with luxury skin care products – Access to Departures and Arrivals lounges, including the Elemis Travel Spa at London Heathrow Club World

History: Kenya Airways was established in 1977. More than three decades later the airline goes from strength to strength, adding to its fleet and attracting a number of awards. You can fly direct from Terminal 4 London–Heathrow or use our partner KLM from over 12 UK regional airports via Amsterdam. Onward flights from Nairobi are available to Mombasa and Zanzibar plus many other domestic and international destinations. Kenya Airways has recently launched a new online check-in which allows you to check-in and reserve your seat. Aircraft: The airline’s fleet consists of 23 Boeing planes and 3 Embraer 170 jets. Since 2001, Kenya Airways has spent over US$1.04 billion on modernising its fleet and upgrading its ground handling equipment and its technology. Services on board: On board there are two classes of service from Heathrow to Nairobi. Economy Class: Offers a seat pitch of 32" and an in-flight entertainment programme with eight audio channels and a seat-back screen, offering 12 video channels. A three course meal with a choice of main dish is served. Premier World: Those choosing Premier World will appreciate the exclusive check-in service. Every piece of Premier World baggage receives priority treatment, with a no-wait tagging system that guarantees that the luggage is first off the aircraft at the destination. Premier World’s menu consists of an array of fine wines and appetising cuisine. A favourite cocktail can also be created. There are just 28 seats with a pitch of 58", which convert into 76", horizontal flat beds. Passengers also benefit from an excellent range of in-flight audio and visual entertainment and lap-top power points.

For further information call Full Circle Travel on 01491 833227

Innovative Virgin Atlantic launched a new service to Kenya in 2007. Services: This daily Virgin Atlantic service from London Heathrow to Nairobi offers a choice of three classes of travel. Economy: Virgin Atlantic Economy is the best cabin choice if you are looking for fun and comfort in the air. This cabin offers seats with a pitch of 31" plus an adjustable headrest and lumbar support. Every seat has its own personal seatback TV. Premium Economy: When you fly Premium Economy you enjoy a dedicated check in desk, priority boarding and disembarkation. The cabin offers seats that are the biggest in its class with lumbar support, an adjustable headrest and a dual position footrest. New seats with up to 38" of seat pitch and width of 21" are being rolled out across the Heathrow fleet. Upper Class*: More than just a superb flight, Upper Class offers the ultimate door-to-door travel experience. Complimentary chauffeur driven car service is included at most destinations and with most Upper Class fares. The chauffeur will check in your bags at Drive Thru Check In, bypassing the check in desks in the terminal at Heathrow, Gatwick and Johannesburg. Relax in one of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses (facilities vary by destination). On board you will experience the revolutionary Upper Class Suite offering the longest fully flat bed in business class. Each seat comes with its own ottoman, which doubles as a seat for a guest. Enjoy the Freedom menu service, which allows you to eat what you want when you want. Indulge with an onboard massage from an in-flight beauty therapist (on most flights). On your return, check into the Revivals Lounge at Heathrow. When you are ready to depart, your chauffeur awaits. *The Upper Class Suite is available on all aircraft except one. Convenient regional departures: Whilst Virgin Atlantic flights are from London, we also offer domestic flights to connect to many other regions – please call for details. Online check in: You can now check in online 24 hours before you travel. On arrival at the airport you are free to go straight to the Bag Drop and avoid the queues. Terms and conditions apply.


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Holiday Guide When planning your travels it is easy to be swept away by the holiday spirit and overlook 'mundane' details which are not part of your holiday dream. However, the information on the following pages is very important, as it forms the basis of your agreement with Somak Holidays, and we ask you to read it carefully. In particular, the Booking Conditions detail our responsibilities to you, and yours to us, and provide guidelines to cover circumstances which may arise. When you sign the Booking Form, you are confirming that you have read the Booking Conditions and agree to be bound by them.

Please read the Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions and the information contained on the relevant individual destination introduction pages, as these, together with other information contained in our brochure, form the terms and conditions of the contract between you and Somak Holidays ('Somak'). We trust that you will thoroughly enjoy your holiday with Somak and sincerely hope that the experience will ensure that you will book with us again. The basis of a good holiday is the careful selection by you of your resort/hotel/itinerary. Space in our brochure is restricted, hence we strongly recommend you seek supplementary and independent information from the applicable tourist offices, libraries, guide books or the internet, rather than rely solely upon the necessarily limited presentation of brochure information. Whilst our staff are happy to advise you generally, the ultimate choice of holiday destination is yours. ACCOMMODATION – Unless otherwise stated, accommodation is in standard twin/double rooms, though double beds cannot be guaranteed. Specific room requirements cannot be guaranteed as the allocation of rooms is at the discretion of the hotel proprietor. Rooms are generally available between noon and 3pm, and are to be vacated between 10am and noon, irrespective of your arrival or departure times. Dayrooms, subject to availability and extra cost, may be available. A triple room is usually a twin/double room, with an additional bed of a folding, pull-out design, hence conditions may be cramped. The standard and location of single rooms is not always as good as twin/double rooms (even if a twin/double room is booked for sole occupancy). A supplement is payable whether the room allocated is a single or a twin room. Superior and deluxe rooms may have the same facilities and be the same size, it may only be the view or position of the room that is different. In the tropics, be prepared to encounter insects (e.g. cockroaches, mosquitoes, ants, etc.) in your hotel room, especially at beach resorts where they are a natural occurrence and do not reflect the standard of hygiene and cleanliness. 'Sea view' – means the sea can be seen from your room but may be partial or at an angle. AIRLINES – The airlines used for long-haul flights featured in this brochure is stated on the relevant pages of the price guide. All airlines for such flights use wide-bodied aircraft, e.g. Boeing 747, 767 and 777, Airbus A-300, A-310, A-330 or A-340. We reserve the right to substitute alternative airlines. Many airlines featured by us operate a code-share system, whereby partner airlines may operate flights on the stated airlines behalf. It is not possible to cancel travel arrangements without cancellation charges being applied because of this. Domestic connections within the UK or to Europe are generally on narrow-bodied aircraft, it is generally not possible for us to print specific information on these routes, as such details change regularly. AIRPORT TAXES – UK Air Passenger Duty and all UK Airport departure taxes are included in your holiday price. Foreign departure/airport taxes vary and may be payable locally, in cash, for each departure. If departure taxes need to be paid locally we have given details on the applicable pages, however, this information is subject to change. If you are travelling to more than one destination on your holiday, you may be required to pay a departure tax at each point. BAGGAGE – Your personal effects and baggage are the responsibility of the airline from check-in to baggage recovery at your destination airport. In accordance with the International Conventions that apply to the air travel industry, compensation for delay, loss of, or damage to baggage, from the airline (on international, or on domestic sectors ticketed as part of an international journey), is limited to up to 1200 Euros. However, if travel insurance is effected, the actual value of any loss (subject to any deductibles, limitations or exclusions of the policy) is normally payable. In order to obtain any compensation, you must complete a ‘Property Irregularity Report’ before you leave the airport, with a representative of the airline within the time limits specified on your air ticket. Baggage allowances will be shown on your air tickets. Please note that infants do not get a baggage allowance. Excess baggage is carried at the airline's discretion and may incur charges, payable directly to the airline. For all transfers, it is your responsibility to ensure that all your belongings are loaded onto the correct transfer vehicle. Somak will not be responsible for lack of insurance cover relating to the loss of, or damage to, baggage.

BALLOONING – Please note that balloon flights will only operate in the event that your pilot judges the conditions to be safe and appropriate for your flight. As on any aircraft, the pilot reserves all rights in respect of the carriage of passengers and their luggage/equipment. Somak will not pay any compensation for disappointment as a result of the cancellation of your balloon flight. A full refund of the cost of your balloon flight, if appropriate, will be provided in the event of cancellation as a result of matters beyond our control. Furthermore, it is your responsibility to ensure your holiday insurance covers activities such as ballooning as many insurance policies require the payment of an additional premium to cover ‘hazardous activities’. In the event of your ballooning being cancelled, we are unable to refund any such insurance premiums. Should an additional ballooning excursion be booked that coincides with a pre-arranged game drive, no refund for the latter will be available. BROCHURE ACCURACY – Every care has been taken to ensure that the information in this brochure is accurate at the time of printing. The facilities described at a hotel and of tour itineraries are those that are typically available. It is conceivable that hoteliers may, without notice, decide to change facilities which may then be temporarily, or even permanently, unavailable for e.g. maintenance purposes or during periods of low occupancy. As a result of local conditions e.g. weather, time of year etc., tours, excursions or cruises may change from those advertised in our brochure/advised in your itinerary. Occasionally it is also necessary to change a hotel or hotels on tours. Such changes are beyond our control but when we are advised of any significant or long-term changes prior to your departure, we will try to notify you if practicable and time permitting. BROCHURE PRICES – Please see Booking Conditions (clause 3). It is possible that some of the prices contained within the brochure may have changed since it was printed. You will be informed of any changes to the relevant prices contained within this guide at the time of booking. All prices are based on special contract rates with suppliers, and Somak will not make any adjustments should similar services be offered at a different price locally. Extra Night Prices: All per night prices shown are based on the actual dates that you occupy the accommodation, and not on the date that you leave the UK. Number of nights stated in the price grids indicate the actual number of nights spent in resort. CHILD PRICES – Children under 12, sharing a room with two full paying adults, receive a discount on their holiday. Child prices for all holidays are available on request. Clients are notified that children taking advantage of child reductions must be under 12 on the return date of your holiday to qualify, otherwise airlines have the right to deny boarding, without paying compensation or providing a refund. CLIENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS – Less developed destinations may lack even the simplest facilities e.g. ramps or lifts etc. We cannot guarantee that the correct apparatus and necessary modifications exist in any accommodation outlined in our brochure, and cannot be held liable should the pre-advised facilities change, or not be available. We do wish to provide every possible assistance, however, and request that you provide full details in writing at the time of booking, so that we may assist with the planning of your holiday. COMPLAINTS WHILST ON HOLIDAY – Please see Booking Conditions (clause 7). If you have reason to lodge a complaint whilst on holiday, it must be reported in writing to the representative for action to be taken in resort. Please retain a copy of the report lodged with the representative. It is unreasonable to take no action whilst on holiday and complain on return – when it is too late for us to rectify the situation. COMPULSORY DINNERS – Many resort hotels hold special dinners on 24th & 31st December. These are often compulsory. We have detailed the prices of all such dinners that we were aware of at the time this brochure went to print. This information is subject to change. Child reductions on these meals are usually applicable and are available on request. CREDIT CARDS – Please note that payments made by credit cards overseas, may be subject to a handling fee.

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CURRENCY & EXCHANGE – Some countries have restrictions on the importation and exportation of local currency. Please check with the relevant Embassy or High Commission. Never exchange money on the black market. Services paid for by credit card will be subject to the applicable rate of exchange at the time the voucher is presented to the credit card company, and may differ from the rate prevailing on the date that the service was provided. Certain local banks may levy an additional charge. Please ensure you have sufficient monies to cover all expenses whilst on holiday, as our local representatives are unable to help in the eventuality of having insufficient funds in resort. ELECTRICITY AND WATER SUPPLY – At times, the demands of tourists on the local supplies of electricity and water may exceed the supply, with resultant power cuts, water shortages and/or problems with plumbing and drainage. Items usually affected include air-conditioning, running water (hot and cold), lighting and mini bars. Please note that occasionally these shortages may be for extended periods and may be distributed unevenly throughout the hotel/resort. Power and water rationing imposed by the local authorities may also take place at various resorts. Whilst electrical wiring standards do always meet local safety standards, on occasion they may be lower than those applicable in the UK. This is simply a fact of life in many of the countries featured in our brochure. Tented accommodation on safari may utilise gas lighting and have basic bathrooms. EXCURSIONS – Any excursions booked and paid for at your resort are operated by the local handling company and subject to their booking conditions/cancellation charges. Refunds cannot be claimed from ourselves once you have returned to the UK as Somak is not party to the provision of the services. Local prices may vary. We strongly advise our clients only to book excursions from reputable and licensed local tour operators. Others may not be able to offer the same level of safety and security, and are often not adequately insured, or licensed. It should also be noted that some types of travel insurance do not cover claims arising from excursions/tours purchased in resort (in particular cancellation of such tours/excursions and losses suffered as a result of partaking in hazardous activities for which an additional premium was not paid). FLIGHTS – All flights are subject to government approval and may be withdrawn or amended at any time, without Somak incurring liability. All travel information including aircraft types, timings, days of operation and carriers are shown for guidance purposes only and are subject to change. We reserve the right to substitute alternative airlines. Any such change will not entitle you to cancel without penalty. Flights are often full, so your choice of seats may not be available and it may not be possible to obtain seats together. We strongly recommend that you check-in early (at least 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure). Somak has no control over the allocation of seats and provision of specific meal requirements as this is the responsibility of the airline. Please note that check-in desks close well before the scheduled departure time for your flight, and the carrier reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers not checking-in by the time specified. If you fail to check-in on time and miss your flight, we have no liability to you. Disabled and less mobile passengers and children, for safety reasons, will not be allocated emergency exit seats. Almost all airlines operate a total ban on smoking on their flights, if this is important to you please ask at time of booking. The Captain in command of your aircraft by law retains all rights pertaining to the carriage of passengers, cargo, flight routing, etc. Should the Captain of the aircraft refuse to carry you, or your baggage, Somak will not be liable for any inconvenience suffered, costs incurred or loss of enjoyment but would assist wherever possible in such circumstances. Flights that are described as direct are those that require no change of aircraft during the journey. Stops may, however, be made en route for refuelling or to embark/disembark passengers. Many airlines operate a ‘code share’ system whereby partner airlines may operate flights on the stated airlines behalf. FLIGHT DELAYS – Whilst these are regrettable, delays unfortunately may occur through technical problems, inclement weather or air-traffic control delays. Where long flight delays result in lost holiday time, no refunds are given by hotels/suppliers for unused accommodation/services, as these are held for delayed arrivals. If your flight is cancelled, delayed or boarding is denied by


Holiday Guide the airline, you must claim compensation under the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004 from the airline itself. Any payments received constitute your only rights of compensation arising from the cancellation, delay or denied boarding. Consequently Somak is not liable for any inconvenience suffered, costs incurred or loss of enjoyment suffered as a result of any such delay. We will, however, endeavour to assist in these circumstances. During any flight delay, the airline concerned may, at their entire discretion, be able to provide refreshments and other services and, in extreme conditions, overnight hotel accommodation. Somak Holidays itself, however, does not undertake to make any such arrangements. Recompense for such delays may be claimed through certain types of holiday insurance (please check to make sure your holiday insurance policy covers such losses).

speciality restaurants are at additional cost. Breakfast is usually simple English or continental style. ‘Half Board’ is normally breakfast and buffet/set menu dinner. Some hotels offer a buffet dinner up to a certain voucher value which is at the discretion of the hotel and can be topped-up locally. ‘Full Board’ means breakfast, buffet/set menu lunch and buffet/set menu dinner. ‘All Inclusive’ – sometimes not all bars & restaurants are included and supplements may be charged for certain brands of drinks, speciality meals/restaurants. Hotels which include main meals generally commence with dinner on the day of arrival at your hotel and terminate with breakfast (on half board) or lunch (on full board – except for safaris which normally have breakfast as the final meal) on the day of departure, dependent on flight times. Meal supplements at peak seasons are obligatory, whether meals are taken or not.

FLIGHT TIMES – Flight times are approximate and, unless stated, are from London.

MINIMUM/INSUFFICIENT NUMBERS – Tours may be subject to minimum numbers, and may be cancelled in the event that these are not met. You will then have the choice of booking an alternative holiday with us, though if the alternative is at additional cost the difference will be payable by you, or have a refund of monies paid. Such cancellations will be advised in writing a minimum of 8 weeks before departure.

HEALTH, SAFETY & SECURITY ABROAD – Whilst Somak only contracts with reputable suppliers abroad, it is important to note that some countries and/or suppliers do not conform to British health and safety standards. The applicable safety standards and regulations which apply overseas are those of the country concerned and as a result, general standards of safety, hygiene, fire precautions etc. can be different to those we take for granted in the UK. You are therefore requested to take great care when first venturing into unfamiliar buildings or surroundings. Upset stomachs are a common occurrence whilst abroad and can often be attributed to, for example, the change in climate or ice-cold drinks. Local hygiene and food preparation standards are not to blame as a mere change in diet and water can upset the stomach. Sensible precautions need to be taken especially with regard to raw food, drinking water and ice in drinks. We take the safety of our clients very seriously. Should the Foreign & Commonwealth Office advise that people should not visit a particular country, we will act upon this advice as appropriate. However, as media coverage indicates, many countries we feature are subject to political and economic instability. Crime against people and property are a fact of life throughout the world and hence it is important to be extra vigilant when visiting strange countries. You have the same responsibility for your personal safety and possessions abroad as you do at home. Avoid drawing attention to yourself by wearing expensive jewellery, carrying expensive camera equipment, publicly displaying large amounts of money etc. Do not leave valuables unattended and where possible store them in a safe. Always respect local customs, standards and sensibilities especially in areas of cultural and religious importance, as failure to do so may offend local inhabitants. HOLIDAY AND FLIGHT CHANGES IN RESORT – If you wish to change your flight details or accommodation in resort, subject to availability, payment is required whilst there. Should you decide to change your accommodation to another featured in our brochure, you will be charged the local rate and not as shown in our brochure. In addition, the original hotel may charge cancellation charges if you leave. Flights usually cannot be changed in resort except by buying new tickets, the cost may be recoverable from your insurers if there is a medical reason which necessitates the change. HOTEL FACILITIES – Please note that charges may be made for the use of hotel facilities such as golf, tennis, spa, water sports, children’s clubs, etc. Where possible we have indicated services which are chargeable, however, these are subject to change. LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE – For economy-class passengers, the majority of airlines have a strict limit of 20kg baggage allowance, plus 3kg for hand luggage. When on safari the allowance is lower, excess baggage will need to be stored. MAINTENANCE WORK – Necessary renovation and maintenance work may be carried out at any time, although this work is kept away from guests as far as possible, to minimise any disturbance or inconvenience. MEDICAL INFORMATION – You should ALWAYS consult your doctor before travelling for confirmation of inoculations and or medication recommended for travel in your chosen destination. Practical advice is available from the Hospital For Tropical Diseases Healthline: telephone 020 7950 7799 (calls cost 50p per minute and last 7-8 minutes on average). MEALS – The standard of meals and services varies immensely, usually in line with the standard of accommodation booked. Meals that are included in your meal plan are usually taken in the main restaurant and will be a buffet or set menu. ‘A la carte’ meals and

PHOTOGRAPHY – In many cultures it is polite to ask permission before taking a photograph of a person and you may be asked to pay to photograph persons. Do not take photographs of airports, bridges, government offices or military buildings. Always check with the guide/rep/driver. Some countries may require you to register or bond your video equipment with customs on entry. PREGNANCY – Most airlines will refuse permission for women to fly who will be 28 or more weeks pregnant on the date of return travel. Failure to comply with airline regulations may result in cancellation and denial of boarding, and we cannot be held liable for any such occurrence. PRIVATE FUNCTIONS – These can include conferences and weddings, which do sometimes take place in the hotels. PUBLIC AND RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS – Please note that services may be curtailed or limited during public holidays, and during certain religious holidays. Please also note that such public or religious holidays can be called at very little or no prior notice. REPRESENTATIVES – Somak employs the services of highly experienced local ground handling companies to oversee all aspects of your holiday as booked in the UK. They will be your first point of contact should you experience any difficulties whilst on holiday and will endeavour to help. RESORT DEVELOPMENT – Construction work can cause discomfort, vibration and noise at certain times in resorts. We have no control over building work and we are unable to anticipate the speed or extent to which such development may occur. Should we learn of specific developments at or close to your accommodation that are likely to affect the enjoyment of your holiday, then we will do our best to contact you before departure. If we are of the opinion that the building works may reasonably be considered to seriously impair the enjoyment of your holiday, we shall offer you the opportunity to transfer to an alternative holiday of comparable type. If the alternative offered is at additional cost, the difference will be payable by you, or Somak will give you the option to cancel with a full refund of all monies paid. ROADS – Conditions can be rough and journeys may be long and uncomfortable with infrequent breaks. We strongly recommend that clients conduct further research so as to satisfy themselves that they will be able to withstand the physical rigours involved. All distances quoted are approximate and may vary for operational reasons. Driving times may take a lot longer than you would expect. SCUBA DIVING – We strongly recommend that you only partake in this activity with a registered company that is affiliated to P.A.D.I., or a similar such organisation. It is dangerous to fly, or proceed to altitude, less than 48 hours after you have dived or diving within 48 hours of a flight. SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS – Special events and festivals may mean that accommodation is in short supply. During these periods whilst we may not be able to obtain rooms at the prices detailed in this brochure we may be able to get rooms at a higher price. You may also be required to spend a minimum number of nights at a property during these periods. Details of these special events (or their exact dates) are not always available in advance so cannot be published in this brochure.

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SWIMMING – Swimming along many coasts can be dangerous due to strong undercurrents and other elements. Please seek the advice of the local representative before venturing into the sea and avoid swimming in deserted areas. Do not let non-swimmers or children jump into a swimming pool without first checking the depth and means of exit. TICKETS & TIMINGS – Having received your payment, you will be sent your tickets and other documentation approximately two weeks prior to departure. As all airline tickets are issued by ourselves, for late bookings you may incur additional fees which will be advised at the time of booking. Check all details including names and initials carefully. Please note that flight timings may have been adjusted since your confirmation invoice was issued. Your itinerary will be sent with your tickets. Once issued, tickets are nontransferable, non-changeable and non-refundable. TOURS – SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS – The single supplements are applicable for single occupancy if travelling with at least one other person. All tours can be taken by a single person travelling alone, but will incur a higher supplement, which is available on request. TRAVEL ADVICE – We are working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to do all that we can to help British travellers stay safe overseas. Before you travel, we recommend that you visit the FCO website at www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo for up-to-date travel advice. FCO advice can also be found on BBC2 Ceefax page 470 onwards. Alternatively, telephone the advice unit on 0845 850 2829. VALUE ADDED OFFERS – All 'So much more' offers, are available for holidays started and completed within the periods specified and all nights must be consecutive. VISAS AND PASSPORTS – Visa information in this brochure is provided for British passport holders who are citizens and residents of the United Kingdom. Non-UK passport holders should consult the relevant Embassy, High Commission or Consulate for visa details. It is the responsibility of all passengers to ensure that they hold the correct and valid travel documents, including visas for all countries to be visited. Failure to do so may result in your intended travel being curtailed or terminated, and Somak will not accept liability for your loss in such circumstances. All UK passport holders travelling to any country featured in this brochure require a 10-year passport, valid for at least 6 months on the date of your intended return to the United Kingdom. All passengers must carry their own travel documentation. All children travelling must be in possession of their own passport. If you are travelling to more than one country on your holiday you may be required to hold multiple entry visas. Please note the visa details of the various countries featured in the destination introduction pages. The time taken to process a visa varies tremendously, however, you should allow at least four weeks by post and two weeks if using a visa service. Personal callers normally obtain their visas on a 'next-working-day' basis, however, during busy periods such as Christmas, Easter and school holidays, considerable delays may occur in processing your visa. Generally, three passport-sized photographs are required. Note: False declarations on your visa form may result in you being denied entry to the country you intend visiting. For UK passport holders resident in the UK, please see relevant destination introduction pages. Visas may be obtained via The Visaservice www.visaservice.co.uk/somak, Tel: 0870 8900 185, email somakinfo@visaservice.co.uk. Details will also be sent with your confirmation. Please note that the passport/visa requirements are for guidance only and are subject to change. Please check there have been no amendments. WEATHER – Weather information is purely a guideline. Temperatures are shown in Celsius, rainfall in millimetres. Somak Holidays also produce an ESSENTIAL HOLIDAY INFORMATION BOOKLET which is sent out with your travel documents. This contains important information that relates to your holiday, and we would strongly recommend that you read this carefully before departure. A copy of this booklet is available on request, if required earlier. Somak Holidays is a division of Somak Travel Limited, Registered Office Somak House, Harrovian Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex HA1 3EX. Registration No. 958261. Some Kenya photographs are courtesy of Malaika Photographic Safaris and some are courtesy of Roberto de Micheli.


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H O L I D A Y S

Somak Travel is a bonded tour operator with a licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority ATOL 2550 and are members of ABTA (V5319), AITO and IATA.

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Please return completed form to: to your travel agent SOMAK’S REFERENCE

AGENT’S REFERENCE

SOMAK HOLIDAYS KENYA & TANZANIA OCTOBER 2009 – NOVEMBER 2010

Lead Booking Name

Number of nights

Holiday cost per person

Hotel/tour

Departure Date

Meal plan/ room grade Optional excursion(s)

Departure Airport SURNAME (as shown on Passport) (CHILDREN under 12 years; INFANTS under 2 years of age)

FIRST NAME

TITLE Mr/Mrs

AGE

SPECIAL REQUESTS (not guaranteed):

MAILING ADDRESS or TRAVEL AGENT’S STAMP to which all correspondence and documents will be sent

ABTA Number

YOUR REF:

EMERGENCY CONTACT FOR NEXT OF KIN: Name: Telephone (day): (evening):

INSURANCE: All customers must have travel insurance. You are free to select your own policy. We have negotiated rates for travel insurance. Please see www.somak.co.uk. However you purchase your insurance you must check that your insurance policy is adequate for your needs, valid for the destination(s) you plan to visit, and, in particular, covers any activities you are contemplating during your holiday. Please complete the details opposite, to enable us to liaise with your insurers in case of emergency.

Insurance company: Policy number: Contact name: Telephone number:

REMITTANCE: Please reserve the holiday as detailed above, for all passengers listed, on behalf of whom, I enclose a payment for the following deposit/full price: Deposit:

£150/£

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per person X

passenger(s) –

Full price of holiday for all passenger(s) in the party – *If agreed deposit is more than £150, please write amount here.

£ £

Total amount enclosed

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We accept payment as follows: 1 By cheque (made payable to Somak Travel Ltd.)

ACCEPTANCE: I have received, read and understood the conditions of Booking and Insurance and Holiday Guide as shown in this brochure and accept them on behalf of all persons listed. I also accept that all persons listed are themselves responsible for seeing that Immigration and Health Requirements are fulfilled. All passengers are required to obtain their own Visa(s) and must be in possession of a valid passport.

Signature of person travelling. 18 years plus (not Travel Agent)

2 By credit/debit card – payments can only be taken online at www.somak.co.uk/payment – please note a 2% credit card fee will apply. 3 By bank transfer:

Account name: Somak Travel Ltd. Bank Name: Barclays Bank Sort Code: 20-65-63 Account number: 90865850

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Further copies of this booking form are available on our website www.somak.co.uk If you would like to receive special offers via email, please provide your email address Somak Holidays is a division of Somak Travel Limited, Registered Office Somak House, Harrovian Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3EX. Registration No 958261.

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Booking Conditions Your contract is with Somak Travel Limited, of which Somak Holidays is a registered trading division. 1. Your holiday contract: When you make a booking you undertake that you have the authority to accept and do accept these booking conditions on behalf of yourself and your party. A contract will exist upon the issue of our Confirmation Invoice. These conditions in conjunction with the information set out in our brochure form the entire agreement between Somak Holidays and yourself. Any advice/information given to you by your travel agent which is inconsistent with our brochure and these conditions will not form part of your contract with ourselves. 2. Your financial protection: We are a member of ABTA (No V5319) and hold ATOL No 2550 issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. £1 per person is added to the cost of this air holiday package and is paid to the Civil Aviation Authority to provide ATOL Protection to you. This means your money is fully protected. 3. Your holiday price: When you or your travel agent request a booking with Somak, if we are able to accept the booking, you must immediately pay a deposit of £150 per person together with any applicable insurance premium. Occasionally you may be required to pay a sum greater than £150, this is so that we can secure hotels or products on your behalf that must be paid for by Somak at the time we book them for you. The balance of the price of your travel arrangements must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date. If your booking is made within 8 weeks of departure, full payment including any insurance premiums is required at the time of booking. If the deposit is not paid on time, we reserve the right to cancel your travel arrangements. If the balance is not paid on time we shall retain your deposit and reserve the right to cancel your travel arrangements and levy the cancellation charges set out in clause 5 below. All monies you pay to the travel agent are held by them on our behalf at all times. We reserve the right to change our prices at any time before you book, including any special offers which we may have from time-totime, and which may or may not be the same as set out in our publicity material. 4. If you change your booking: If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example, your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes MUST be in writing from the person who made the booking or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of £25 per person per change, together with any further charges and/or supplements and/or costs we incur in making this alteration. You should be aware that these costs will increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should therefore contact us as soon as possible. We may not be able to make alterations to your holiday arrangements within 21 days of departure without you incurring cancellation charges. 5. If you cancel your holiday: You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. WRITTEN notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent must be received at our offices. The following scale of cancellation will be payable depending on when the notification of cancellation is received: 56 days or more 55 – 43 days 42 – 29 days 28 – 15 days 14 – 3 days Less than 3 days

Deposit only 30% of total holiday price 50% of total holiday price 75% of total holiday price 90% of total holiday price 100% of total holiday price

If some, but not all, party members cancel, additional charges may be payable by the remaining members (e.g. under occupancy charges). Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. 6. If we change or cancel your holiday: It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements. However, we do plan the arrangements many months in advance and occasionally, therefore, it may be necessary to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you or your travel agent of them if practicable and time permitting. Please note that carriers, timings and routings given in the brochure are for guidance only and may be subject to change. Such changes are deemed to be minor changes. Other examples of minor changes include alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same standard, or change of airports within the London area.

We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it. However, we will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 8 weeks before your departure date, except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance. If it is necessary for us to cancel your travel arrangements for reasons other than force majeure and non-payment of the final balance, we will pay compensation to you as set out in this clause. If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements from us, if available (with no amendment fee although subject to any difference in brochure price), or cancelling your booked holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid except for insurance premiums and/or amendment charges. In all cases, except where the major change arises due to reasons of force majeure, we will pay compensation as detailed below for the period before your departure within which the notice of cancellation or major change is notified to you: 56 days or more 55 – 43 days 42 – 29 days 28 – 15 days Less than 15 days

Nil £10 £20 £30 £50

'Force Majeure': This means any situation outside our control such as war or threat of war, riot, industrial dispute, technical or maintenance problems with means of transportation, re-scheduling or cancellation of flights by an airline or main charterer, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances that amount to force majeure. As we do not control the day-to-day management of your accommodation it is possible that the reserved accommodation may not be suitable or available to you once you have arrived in resort. If this happens we will endeavour to provide accommodation of at least the same standard in the same resort area. If only accommodation of a lower standard is available then we will refund the difference of the brochure price between the accommodation booked and that available, together with compensation of £50 per person. 7. If you have a complaint: If you have a problem during your holiday, you must, whilst in resort, inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier) and your resort representative as soon as possible and they will endeavour to put things right. You must also complete a Customer Report Form whilst in resort. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow it up within 28 days of your return home by writing to our Customer Services Department giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise, to the point and typed if possible. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. If you fail to report any problems whilst in resort we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were there and this may affect any rights you may otherwise have had under this contract. 8. What happens to complaints: It is unlikely that you will have a complaint that cannot be settled amicably either whilst in resort or following your return home. However, disputes arising from this contract which cannot be settled amicably may, if you wish, be referred to the low cost AITO Independent Dispute Settlement Service (see page 3 for AITO's contact details), the ABTA Arbitration scheme (see below) or to a court of law. The ABTA Arbitration scheme is arranged by The Association of British Travel Agents Ltd., but is administered quite independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The ABTA scheme provides a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone, with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. The scheme does not apply to claims for any amount greater than £5,000 per person or £25,000 per booking form. If you choose to proceed to Arbitration under this scheme, you must send a written notice of your decision to ABTA within 9 months after your scheduled date of return. Full details of the scheme are available from The Association of British Travel Agents Ltd. at 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ, www.abta.com 9. Our liability to you: (i) We accept responsibility for the negligent acts and/or omissions of our employees, agents and suppliers whilst acting in the course of their employment in the provision of your travel arrangements and for any deficiencies in the services we are contractually obliged to provide subject to the exceptions set out in this contract and relevant legislation such as The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, copies of which are available on request. Our liability in all cases shall be limited to a maximum of two times the cost of your travel arrangements excluding insurance premiums and taxes.

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(ii) We accept responsibility for death, injury or illness of any person taking one of our holidays caused by the negligent acts and/or omissions of our employees or agents, our suppliers and subcontractors, whilst acting within the scope of, or in the course of, their employment in the provision of your travel arrangements. (iii) Where a claim arises out of loss or damage suffered during air travel, rail travel, sea travel, or accommodation, the amount of compensation you receive will be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to the provision of the relevant International Convention, copies of which are available from us on request. This means we are entitled to have all the benefit of any limitations of compensation contained in any international convention applicable to your holiday. 10. Personal injury unconnected with your booked travel arrangements: If you, or any member of your party, suffer death, illness or injury whilst overseas, arising out of an activity which does not form part of your package travel arrangements with ourselves, we shall, at our discretion, offer advice, guidance and assistance. Where legal action is contemplated and you want our assistance, you must obtain our written consent prior to commencement of any proceedings. Our consent will be given subject to you undertaking to assign any costs and/or benefits received under any relevant insurance policy to ourselves. We limit the cost of our assistance to you or any member of your party to £5,000 per booking form. 11. Behaviour: Please note that your holiday arrangements will be terminated by ourselves or the suppliers concerned (e.g. airlines, hotels, tour leaders etc.) if you are behaving in such a way as to cause, or be likely to cause, danger or distress to others or damage to property. In this situation, Somak will not be liable to make any refund, pay any compensation, or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result of your behaviour. Please note that you are at all times subject to the laws of the country you are visiting and must respect local cultures and customs. 12. Conditions of carriage/accommodation: Each journey (whether undertaken or not) that you book by air, land or sea is governed by the conditions of the carrier which undertakes to provide that carriage. Some of these conditions limit or exclude liability and are often the subject of international agreements. Copies of applicable conditions are available for inspection at the offices of the carrier concerned or through ourselves. It is your own responsibility to reconfirm the onward or return sectors of any air journey with the carrier concerned or such carrier's duly authorised agents and according to such carrier's regulations. The outbound flight is reconfirmed by Somak Holidays prior to your departure. All accommodation booked by ourselves on your behalf is subject to the 'house rules' of the proprietor. 13. Insurance: It is imperative that you ensure that all of your party have adequate and appropriate insurance. You are free to chose your own policy but you must satisfy yourself that the policy is adequate for your needs, in particular for any activities you are contemplating during your holiday. 14. Documentation: Where travel and health documents are necessary to comply with the requirements of any country you may wish to visit, then it is your responsibility to procure them. If failure to obtain any such documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed upon us then you shall reimburse us accordingly. You must be aware, by consulting your own doctor if necessary, of specific health precautions deemed prudent for the country/resort you intend to visit and obtain the appropriate medication/inoculations. 15. By making a booking with us you agree to the use and disclosure of the information you provide for the following purposes: to enable us to process your booking (when it may be transferred abroad), for market research and analysis, to prevent fraud and to enable us to contact you by letter, telephone or email. 16. Law and jurisdiction: The contract between us, and these booking conditions, are governed by and construed in accordance with English law. All parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. SOMAK HOLIDAYS KENYA & TANZANIA 2009-2010 (Publication date: September 2009)

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