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Number of Days: 8

Tour Summary Explore Kenya in this 8 day tour as you travel across the most breathtaking wildlife destinations in the world. Visit Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara in this classic Kenyan wildlife experience. Sight the Big five and capture them in your camera in this exciting Kenyan adventure!


Day of Travel Day 01

Nairobi

Day 02

Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

Day 03

Amboseli National Park

Day 04

Amboseli National Park to Lake Nakuru

Day 05

Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara

Day 06

Masai Mara

Day 07

Masai Mara

Day 08

Masai Mara to Nairobi

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Nairobi

Your trip starts on your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day at your leisure and relax. Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The city and its surrounding area also form the Nairobi Province. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyirobi, which translates to "the place of cool waters".

Meals – None Accommodation – Safari park Hotel

Day 2 – Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

Your day begins early as you enjoy breakfast and check out of your hotel. Today’s drive gives you the opportunity to view the beautiful Athi plains as you drive to your next destination - the Amboseli National Park. This drive gives you the opportunity to view the beautiful Shetani Lava as you drive out. Famous for its beauty and abundant wildlife, the Amboseli National Park is dominated by snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Although its peak is often shrouded in clouds, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of it during your stay. You will settle in and then go for an afternoon game drive. Once you return from the game drive you will have dinner at the lodge.

Meals – B, L,D Accommodation – Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Day 3 – Amboseli

Departing early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up on the summit, you will set off for an early morning game drive. The park is known for its felines: lion, leopard, cheetah, serval and civet cats. Herds of graceful impala thrive on the short grass in the woodlands, along with the black-faced vervet monkeys, if not olive or yellow baboons. Hippos live in the open waters and swampy channels where buffalo feed on the shoreline. This is the place to encounter large numbers of elephants, observing their complex greeting rituals and the way all the adult females protect and instruct the young. The Amboseli elephant population is one of the few in Africa that has not been ravaged by poachers. Amboseli is home to the legendary Masai tribesmen. Masai warriors are a famous and proud nomadic tribe, whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals is known across the world. You will return to the lodge for lunch and afternoon rest to be followed by a late evening game drive. Complete your perfect African day with a wonderful meal.

Meals – B,L,D Accommodation – Amboseli Sopa Lodge

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Day 4 – Amboseli National Park to Lake Nakuru

After breakfast at the lodge and a last game drive in the park you will embark for Nairobi where you will stop for lunch at Rain forest Restaurant. After lunch, continue drive to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for late afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru's claim to fame is anchored on its flamingos and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The sight of millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance, the lake appears ringed in pink. The lake has earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species, particularly the Rothschild Giraffe, the Black Rhino and White Rhino. Lions, Waterbuck, Buffalo and Baboons are resident here.

Meals – B,L,D Accommodation – Lake Nakuru Lodge

Day 5 –Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara

After breakfast, depart by road to the Masai Mara. This is the Africa of your imagination, where panoramas are vast. It is a country of rolling grasslands, dense thickets of scrub and groves of acacia woodland where predators hide. Luxuriant forests grow along the banks of the Mara River and hippos and crocodiles bask in the sun. The Mara is considered the finest game sanctuary in Kenya, home to an astonishing number and variety of animals. According to the season, hundreds of thousands of migratory Wildebeest, Gazelle and Zebra move back and forth between the Mara and the woodland plains to the south. You will reach the lodge and proceed on a game drive and return only at dusk.

Meals – B,L,D Accommodation – Mara Sopa Lodge

Day 6 & 7 – Masai Mara

You will spend two days in the Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives. You can sight several large animals here and the residents among the Park’s Mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Eland, Topi and thousands of plain Game including Impala, Zebra, both Thomson’s and Grant's Gazelles. Alternatively, you may choose to add a hot air balloon safari (at an extra cost of $ US Dollars 450 per person - NOT included in the tour package. Kindly book in advance) – the ultimate safari experience! You will leave camp before dawn – the sky is clear, the air is brisk and the conditions are perfect. As the sun rises over the Mara plains, your balloon lifts off, a bright splash of color rising into the blue. Watch as a stunning panorama unfolds below you when the balloon’s basket becomes your lookout post for a bird’s-eye view of Africa beauty. Upon landing, you celebrate your flight with a glass of champagne, after which the retrieve safari cruisers bring you back to your group.

Meals – B,L,D Accommodation – Mara Sopa Lodge

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Day 8 – Masai Mara to Nairobi

After a sumptuous breakfast, you will drive to Nairobi, arriving by 12.00p.m. Either farewell lunch or farewell dinner at the legendary Carnivore Restaurant is in the plans! No Day Room unless requested for. Afternoon is spent at leisure for last minute shopping, Nairobi City Tour-The City Tour takes you into Nairobi’s Central Business Zone, then cover landmark buildings, such as the Parliament, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Law Courts, City Hall, and the Holy Family Basilica. Drive to the look- out point, where a spectacular city view of Nairobi’s Skyline awaits you. In the evening, you shall be transferred to the airport for your home-bound flight. Asante Kwaheri!

Meals – B, L/D

Accommodation Safari Park Hotel

Safari Park Hotel and Casino is a destination in a world of its own. A five-star luxury hotel located 15 minutes drive from the City Centre, Nairobi. The Hotel stands in 50 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and offers a selection of 205 rooms, decorated and tastefully furnished with a taste of Africa with private rear and front balconies.

http://www.safaripark-hotel.com

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

The Samburu Sopa Lodge is built atop raised ground allowing panoramic views of distant Samburu hills to one side and El Ndono Keri ( Samburu name for Mt.Kenya) on the other. http://www.sopalodges.com/amboseli/home.html


Lake Nakuru Lodge

Situated in the South East Ecological niche of the park is Lake Nakuru Lodge, an oasis of comfort and excellent service, with commanding views of the lesser flamingo dotted with the Greater Flamingo for which Lake Nakuru is justly famous. It is another world for the visitor, where one easily forgets the hustle and bustle of the city. The lodge blends well with its surrounding and the animals often browse peacefully close to the lodge and environs, much to the fascination of the visitors. http://www.lakenakurulodge.com/

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Located on the slopes of Oloongams Hills, it is one of the first lodges to be built in the Masai mara Game Reserve. Guests are drawn to this lodge built in an ethnic design, surrounded by a rich landscape, covered in fauna, from huge desert cacti to sweet smelling jasmine flowers, all within the fabled Masai Mara game reserve. http://www.sopalodges.com/masai-mara/home.html

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Cost

USD Per Person (Twin Sharing) Single Supplement

EUR INR

GBP

2460

* Nocharge/ **50% of Adult rate/ ***75% of Adult rate/ ****85% of Adult rate January to March 2012

Child* Validity Above cost based on * no of travellers

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What’s Included & Excluded Included 1

Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary Transport in exclusive 7-seater 4X4 safari minibuses in Kenya with pop-up hatch roves for easy photography. Airport transfers Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary Park and Reserve entry fees Taxes Free mineral water (up to 1.5 litres per person per day OUTSIDE lodge).

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Excluded 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

International Airfares Gratuities All items of a personal nature Visas& Vaccinations Travel Insurance Meals and drinks not specified above Optional activities (if any) Any increase in taxes and emergency rescue costs. Please note that we have not asked hotel and domestic flight availability

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* Children under 3 years (sharing with 2 fully paid adults)

** Children 3-12 years (sharing with 2 fully paid adult)

*** Children 3-12 years (Occupying own room)

**** Children 3-12 years (sharing with 1 fully paid adult)

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