Maasai Mara!!

Mara is a Maasai word for “spotted”. From the air, the visual effect of the Mara thickets looks like spots hence the name of Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Maasai Mara is one of its kind as this is the home of all the big five – rightly named big five – not because of their size but because of each of these animals were highly poached. Some for their horns believed to be aphrodisiac whilst others for their skin. Whatever the reason, the Maasai Mara has continued to be a safe haven for these animals. The Masai Mara boasts more than 450 species of birds which includes raptors. This park is home to astonishing number of animals, umbrella shaped trees, the beautiful sunsets (always at the same time every day of the year), the winding Mara River and the rugged Ololoolo Escarpment.

 

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Sweetwater’s Game Reserve, also known as Ol Pejeta Ranch is located in an expansive 24,000 acres of a privately owned ranch, famous for its non-indigenous chimpanzees.

The Jane Goodall Institute established a Chimpanzee Sanctuary at the site. The sanctuary does not encourage breeding but it recognizes the importance of raising baby chimpanzees to adulthood. A walk around the Chimps Sanctuary will give you an opportunity to spot the orphaned chimps. It’s also the largest Black Rhino Sanctuary in East Africa. Apart from the chimps and the black rhinos, you have a chance to view the amazing variety of wildlife such as the zebras, lions, leopards, Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, Oryx, eland, baboons, elephants and various species of birds.

 

Samburu Game Reserve

This is Kenya’s semi-arid region characterized by vast, open landscape, dried river beds, red volcanic soil, rock outcropping, river acacia trees and palm trees. Here you have the opportunity to see the five unique wildlife found only in the northern frontier i.e. Gerenuk, Grevy’s zebras, Oryx, Reticulated Giraffes and the Somali Ostrich in addition to the mammals. Samburu is a name of Masai origin, “Samburr” which means a traditional bag for carrying honey and meat. It lies 325 km (205 miles) from Nairobi in the hot and arid fringes of the vast northern region of Kenya. It’s located in what is known as the Northern Frontier District approximately 40miles north of the equator on the northern side of River Ewaso Nyiro which means “brown water”.’ Buffalo Springs is found on the southern side of the river. River Ewaso Nyiro has no outlet hence disappears into the vast Lorian Swamp downstream of Samburu. The reserve is within the land of the Samburu pastoralists who are related to the Maasai people in the south

 

Aberdare National Park

Located in the Central province of Kenya, Aberdare is a volcanic mountain range with dense forests, deep ravines, clear streams, waterfalls, alpine plants and misty moorlands. The range forms the eastern wall of the Rift Valley stretching for about 100km. Ol Donyo Lesatima (3,999m) and Kinangop (3,906m) are the two main peaks, and between them is the long saddle of alpine moorland at over 3,000m.The park covers an area of 766km2 and is an important water catchment’s area, which also provides water to the several rivers and drainage basins. Besides the peaks, some of the major attractions here include; The Tree Lodges (Queen Elizabeth learned of her accession to the throne at Tree-tops). The park hosts a large population of black rhino and features most endangered species comprising: the rare bongo, giant forest hog and wild dogs. Others include: Leopard, Serval cats, endemic bird species and reptiles

Carnivore Experience!!!

Considered “Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience”, the Carnivore Restaurant is legendary for its massive assortment of delicious meats which are roasted over a spectacular charcoal fire and carved at your table. With its exciting atmosphere and outstanding service, your ‘beast of a feast’ will be one to remember. Situated only 6 kilometres from the city Centre, The Carnivore opened its doors in September 1980 to instant success. The food, service and atmosphere are strikingly different from anything ever seen in Kenya. The atmosphere of The Carnivore combines the rustic feel of a rural environment with the feeling of a medieval banqueting hall. This was accomplished by the use of streams and tropical gardens throughout the restaurant, and by using rough-hewn beams and local woods. Another famous feature to set the tone of the Carnivore experience is the house cocktail The ‘Dawa’ (which means medicine or magic potion in Swahili).

Day 1                                                                          Arrival Nairobi/Transfer.

  • Upon arrival after clearance from immigration and customs you will be met by our safari director for meet and greet.
  • Board your Safari vehicle and transfer to your hotel for check-In and refreshments. Early check in subject to room availability
  • Lunch/Dinner will be on own arrangement from the hotel menus

Overnight: Park Inn by Radisson

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 2                                                                          Nairobi/Aberdare National Park.

  • Wake up call.
  • Enjoy breakfast and check out.
  • Embark on your journey to Aberdare National Park in the central part of Kenya.
  • Arrive in good time for check in and lunch.
  • Spend early afternoon at leisure relaxing.
  • At 1600Hrs you will embark on your afternoon game drive in Aberdare National Park characterised by heath and moorland.
  • Return for dinner and overnight.

 

Overnight: Treetops Lodge

Meal Plan: FB

 

Day 3                                                  Aberdare National Park /Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

  • Wake up call enjoy breakfast
  • Check out and depart to Ol Pejeta Sanctuary arriving in good time for your mid-morning game drive.
  • Ol Pejeta Sanctuary: Ol Pejeta Ranch is located in an expansive 24,000 acres of a privately owned ranch, famous for its non-indigenous chimpanzees. The sanctuary does not encourage breeding but it recognizes the importance of raising baby chimpanzees to adulthood. It’s also the largest Black Rhino Sanctuary in East Africa and home to the only remaining northern white Rhino. Other species of wildlife include zebras, lions, leopards, Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, Oryx, eland, baboons, elephants and various species of birds.
  • Enjoy lunch at your camp.
  • Depart for your afternoon game drive in the sanctuary.
  • Enjoy dinner and overnight

 

Overnight: Sweet Waters Serena Camp

Meal plan: FB

 

Day 4                          Ol Pejeta Conservancy /Samburu National Reserve.

  • Wake up and enjoy breakfast
  • Check out from your club and embark on your journey north of Kenya
  • Arrive in your lodge for a sumptuous lunch.
  • Spend the early afternoon at leisure/relaxing
  • Embark on your first afternoon game drive in Samburu National Reserve which is famous for the Samburu special five.
  • Return for dinner and overnight.

 

Overnight: Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: FB

 

Day 5                                                              Samburu National Reserve

  • Enjoy full day game drive giving you a chance to see rare species of game which include Grevy’s zebra, long naked gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Beisa Oryx, among other wild not forgetting many bird species.
  • All meals served and overnight at your lodge.
  • Optional visit to the Samburu Community (cost indicated separately)

 

Overnight: Samburu Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: FB

 

Day 6                                      Samburu National Reserve / Mt Kenya National Park

  • Enjoy breakfast in the morning
  • Refresh, check out and depart for Mt Kenya region arriving in good time for check in
  • Upon arrival you will be given non-alcoholic cocktail with hot eucalyptus scented towels.
  • Check in before lunch is served.
  • The rest of the afternoon will be spent at leisure with dinner and overnight at your club.

 

Overnight: Serena Mountain Lodge

Meal Plan: FB

 

Day 7                                                             Full Day in Mt. Kenya.

  • Full day will be spent at leisure enjoying the club facilities with all the meals and drinks served.
  • Optional traditional kikuyu dancers on site ( Group cost indicated separately)
  • River Likii bush dinner in Mt Kenya Safari Club in presence of Kikuyu traditional dancers (cost indicated separately)
  • Equator crossing ceremony with certificates and experience the Coriolus effect (cost indicated separately)

 

Overnight: Serena Mountain Lodge

Meal Plan: FB

 

Day 8                                                             Mt. Kenya / Lake Naivasha.

  • Wake up call enjoy breakfast
  • After refreshing, check out and depart for Naivasha arriving in good time.
  • Check in and enjoy your sumptuous lunch
  • Optional boat ride with visit to crescent island (cost indicated separately)
  • Depart to Hells Gate National Park and enjoy an afternoon swim at Ol Karia Natural Spa which is inside the park
  • Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa

Meal plan: FB

 

Day 9                                      Lake Naivasha /Masai Mara National Reserve

  • Wake up call and enjoy breakfast.
  • Check out and depart to Masai Mara past the Great Rift Valley and Narok town arriving in good time for check in.
  • Enjoy a sumptuous lunch and spend the early afternoon relaxing.
  • Proceed for your late afternoon game drive in the reserve described as the 7th wonder of the world due to Annual Migration of the wildebeest.
  • Enjoy sundowner cocktail served with cold canapes
  • Return for dinner and overnight

 

Overnight: Mara Sarova Game Camp

Meal Plan: FB

 

Day 10 & 11                                       Masai Mara Full Day

  • Optional Early morning balloon safari ride with Bush Breakfast (cost indicated separately)
  • Embark on your morning game drive.
  • Return to your camp for breakfast.
  • Optional bush breakfast at the banks of Mara river (cost indicated separately)
  • Optional visit to a Masai village with Masai attire and Regalia (cost indicated separately)
  • Embark on your evening game drive.
  • Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Overnight: Mara Sarova Game Camp

Meal Plan: FB

 

Day 12                                                           Masai Mara / Nairobi

  • Wake up call.
  • Enjoy breakfast.
  • Check out and drive to Nairobi
  • Transfer to Carnivore Restaurant for your farewell dinner.
  • Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight.

 

 

USING 4 X 4 LAND CRUISER

 

Low Season

Per Person Sharing based on 2 pax                                                                         $2675

Per Person Sharing based on 4 pax                                                                         $2120

Per Person Sharing based on 6 pax                                                                         $2035

Per Person Sharing based on 8 pax                                                                         $1955

 

High Season

Per Person Sharing based on 2 pax                                                                         $3085

Per Person Sharing based on 4 pax                                                                         $2545

Per Person Sharing based on 6 pax                                                                         $2365

Per Person Sharing based on 8 pax                                                                         $2275

 

Peak Season

Per Person Sharing based on 2 pax                                                                         $3805

Per Person Sharing based on 4 pax                                                                         $3205

Per Person Sharing based on 6 pax                                                                         $3005

Per Person Sharing based on 8 pax                                                                         $2905

 

Low Season – April – June

 

High Season – 2nd Jan – March, November – 22nd Dec

 

Peak Season – July – October, Easter, 23rd Dec – 1st Jan

 

Rate Above Includes

  • Meet and greet at the airport.
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Accommodation as per the above programme and meal plan.
  • All Park fees in National park and Reserves.
  • Fare well dinner at Carnivore Restaurant Hotel on the last day.
  • Transportation using 4 X 4 Land Cruisers with an English speaking driver guide.
  • Complimentary 1 litre mineral water per person per day during the safari
  • Flying Doctor Coverage: All clients who are booking a safari in Kenya and Tanzania with Africa Safariland Tours are covered by AMREF Flying Doctor Service, Kenya. This coverage is subject to getting the clients’ Travel Insurance Details (Name of insurer and insurance policy number) prior to traveling.

 

 

Rate Above Excludes:

  • Christmas Supplement
  • Any domestic and International Air fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • All drinks & any meals unless stated in above.
  • All tips and porterage.
  • Value added services and other additional activities/Balloon services
  • Expenses of personal nature e.g. personal insurance, mini-bar, telephone and laundry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Booking Terms and Conditions:

30% deposit is required at the time of booking.

The balance should be sent at least 60 days prior to tour commencement.

 

Cancellation and No show charges.

Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in numbers (hereinafter collectively called a CANCELLATION) are subject to Cancellation and No Show fees.

Whenever such fees are charged by the supplier(s), either hotel/camp or agent, AST will forward the same to the respective tour operator.

Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in numbers (hereinafter collectively called a CANCELLATION) are subject to Cancellation:

  • 60 days to 46 days prior to arrival: 15%
  • 45 days to 35 days prior to arrival: 35%
  • 34 days to 15 days prior to arrival: 50%
  • 14 days and No Show: 100%

 

Single Rooms:

Accommodation in singles rooms will be charged up to a maximum of 3 rooms at the single room rate subject to availability. Additional rooms will be charged at double room rate.

Passenger Information

Baggage allowance for domestic flights is 15kgs per person including hand luggage. Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage for storage on safari vehicles within East Africa. Large suitcases of dimensions greater than 24″x 17″x 7″ are impossible to store in vehicles and on aircraft and should not be used. (Baggage and personal effects are at owner’s risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance for members is strongly advised)

 

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