AfricaTours Inc.

Best of Kenya - Semi Customized

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See the elephants of Amboseli, cheetahs in the Masai Mara, Samburu warriors, experience the sounds of the African night in a tented camp this and more of the best that Kenya has to offer.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1 Depart on British Airways from your gateway city.

Day 2 Nairobi: Norfolk Hotel
Arrive into London in the morning and connect with your British Airways flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival into the Nairobi Airport, you will be met by an AfricaTours representative and escorted to your hotel. Since its opening on Christmas Day 1904, this hotel has delighted and impressed generations with its service, luxurious style and unfailing high standards. The hotel’s immaculate gardens, rickshaw, oxcart, and vintage car recall an earlier, more elegant age. The restaurants, bars and dining room are rich in history, enhanced by up-to-the-minute facilities and amenities. The Norfolk is located in downtown Nairobi opposite the National Theater and is close to some of the most exclusive shops and restaurants in East Africa. All rooms have color TV, central video systems, Reuters Newswatch and CNN International broadcasts, telephone, minibar, and 24-hour room service and en-suite facilities. The hotel’s facilities include heated swimming pool, health club (fully equipped gym, aerobics room, and sauna & steam rooms), hair salon, bookshop & newsstand, and gift & souvenir shops.

Day 3 Amboseli National Park: Tortillis Camp (BLD)
After breakfast, drive to Amboseli National Park. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive in the environs of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro on the southern border of Kenya. At dusk, you’ll return to your camp. Tortillis Camp is a welcoming blend of rustic style and modern comfort. Named after the local Tortillis Acacia trees, the luxury-tented camp is designed to make the international traveler feel comfortable in Africa. This new lodge is the brainchild of Stefano and Max Cheli and Liz Peacock who have made their reputation in high quality, tailored safaris for visitors seeking a personal view of Kenya. Guests at the camp will be transported off the beaten track to enjoy the camp’s totally unspoiled setting. Sheltered to the south by a grove of umbrella trees, it faces out over unrivaled views of Africa’s most spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro. The camp sits on the edge of the park itself, on the plains owned by the Masai people. This unique setting provides the double advantage of ready access to the herds of game that live outside the park as well as game drives within the park itself. The camp offers 15 specially designed luxury tents. Each tent has an extra large semi-circular verandah allowing each guest a breathtaking view from the privacy of their own tent.

Day 4 Amboseli National Park: Tortillis Camp (BLD)
In the morning you will enjoy two game drives, followed by an additional afternoon game drive.

Day 5 Aberdares National Park: The Ark Country Club (BLD)
After a morning game drive and breakfast, you’ll depart for Nairobi. Following lunch at the Carnivore restaurant, you’ll make the drive to Aberdares Country Club. In the afternoon, drive to a ‘tree hotel' where game can be watched all night from the terrace facing the floodlit waterholes. Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park this unique “tree-lodge” overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt-lick which attracts a host of wildlife — elephant, rhino, leopard, bushbuck and occasionally the rare and elusive bongo or giant forest hog. Named after Noah’s Ark, the Ark is designed with “decks” from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing. Guests stay overnight in “cabins” fitted with en-suite facilities and buzzers to announce the arrival of one of the “Big Five” at the salt lick.

Day 6 Samburu Game Reserve: Samburu Intrepids Club (BLD)
After breakfast, drive to the Samburu Game Reserve and Samburu Intrepids Club. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive and return to your tented camp with comfortably furnished twin-bedded tents. Spend the night under the star-lit skies with the sounds of nature just outside your tent. Samburu Intrepids Club is a new luxury tented lodge set deep in the Samburu National Reserve. It lies under a canopy of giant fig and acacia trees along the banks of the cool and inviting Uaso Nyiro River. A spacious deck surrounds the public rooms, the dining room, lounge and bar, where al fresco eating and relaxing are the order of the day. Sleeping accommodations are in regal tents, with luxurious and elegant furniture crafted in African mahogany. The large and airy en suite bathrooms have a marble finish and are fitted with flush toilets, a shower and double wash-hand basins. Each tent has a private terrace. Activities include swimming, game drives and walking. The ruggedly beautiful Samburu National Reserve is famed for the variety of its wildlife and the splendor of its bird. This is the place to see the reticulated giraffe, the beisa oryx, gerenuk and Grevy’s zebra, animals rarely found south of the equator.

Day 7 Samburu Game Reserve: Samburu Intrepids Club (BLD)
Enjoy a full day of game viewing with TWO morning game drives and one afternoon game drive. This unique reserve is not only geographically different, but it’s also unique in the wildlife to be seen, including the long-necked gerenuk, Grevy's zebra and the reticulated giraffe.

Day 8 Mt. Kenya: Mt. Kenya Safari Club/Sweetwaters Tented Camp (BLD)
After an early morning game drive, drive to the famous Mount Kenya Safari Club. Spend the afternoon taking advantage of the facilities in this luxurious club — tennis, golf, horseback riding and much more. If you prefer more game viewing, then you may wish to choose Sweetwaters Tented Camp.

Day 9 Lake Nakuru: Lion Hill Lodge (BLD)
After a morning game drive and breakfast, you’ll drive to Lake Nakuru to enjoy an afternoon of game viewing. The Great Rift Valley, the world’s largest fault, is 2,500 feet deep, 30 kilometers wide and some 2,500 kilometers long. It is home to lakes such as Nakuru, Bogaira and Elementeita that have outflows and therefore accruable mineral salts that descend from the highland areas, creating an alkaline “soup” rich in algae. It is this “soup” that attracts millions of Lesser and Greater Flamingos. Other lakes with outflowing rivers such as Naivasha and Batunigo with resulting freshwater have their own diverse birdlife. Set on a plateau in the Rift Valley, overlooking one of the world’s greatest ornithological spectacles, Lake Nakuru, stands Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Beautifully landscaped with natural foliage and a startling variety of flower gardens, the Lodge offers luxurious accommodation complemented by delicious cuisine. The panoramic view from the lodge reveals a shimmering pink glow across the lake, created by millions of flamingo, pelicans and Marabou Storks. The park is also the sanctuary for the rare black rhino, leopard, waterbuck and other species of bird. Accommodation consists of 65 chalet type bedrooms facing the lake, all-offering porticos and private bathrooms. Other amenities include restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna and curio shop.

Day 10 Masai Mara National Park: Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp (BLD)
After a morning game drive and breakfast, drive to Nairobi for lunch. After lunch FLY to the Masai Mara. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive Kichwa Tembo, or as it would be called in English, Elephant’s Head Camp. This well-established permanent tented camp is situated at the foot of the Oloololo escarpment on the edge of the riverine forest in the magnificent Masai Mara game reserve. Your tent is stylish and spacious with twin beds with en suite bathroom with hot shower, toilet and electrical hurricane lamp. Best of all is your own shaded verandah with canvas camp chairs and a stunning view. Dawn and late afternoon are prime game viewing times but there is a lot to do between game drives. You can go on game walks with the resident ornithologist and see how many of the hundred resident species you can identify, take a swim in the pool or just relax in your tent.

Day 11 Masai Mara National Park: Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp (BLD)
Spend the day venturing deeper into the Mara with one morning game drive and one afternoon game drive. The Masai Mara is unrivaled in the abundance and variety of game. The vast plains are full of surprises — you may witness a kill by a big cat or playful lion cubs in the shade of an acacia tree alongside the dozing members of the pride.

Day 12 Masai Mara National Park: Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp (BLD)
Enjoy another full day of game viewing with one morning and an afternoon one game drive.

Day 13 Departure (B)
After a morning game drive and breakfast, FLY back to Nairobi. You will have the use of a hotel dayroom. In the evening, drive to the airport to board your British Airways flight to London.

Day 14
Arrive into London in the morning and connect with your flight to the USA.

Rates for the Best of Kenya - Semi Customized

Land, per person double occupancy

20 Dec '16 - 04 Jan '17 $7.970
05 Jan '17 - 15 Mar '17 $6,895
16 Mar '17 -30 Jun '17 $6,715
01 Jul '17 - 15 Jul '17 $7,605
16 Jul '17 - 15 Oct '17 $7,980
16 Oct '17 - 31 Oct '17 $7,715
01 Nov '17 - 15 Dec'17 $6,865
Single Supplement $420 - $1,895

Land and Air from New York, per person double occupancy

01 Nov '16 - 19 Dec '16 $8,525
20 Dec '16 - 04 Jan '17 $9795
05 Jan '17 - 15 Mar '17 $8,965
23 Mar '17 - 30 Jun '17 $8,585
23 Mar '16 - 30 Jun '16 $8,585
01 Jul '17 - 05 Sep '17 $10,560
06 Sep '17 - 30 Sep '17 $9,910
01 Oct '17 - 31 Oct '17 $9,545
01 Nov '17 - 19 Dec '17 $8,695

Christmas Supplement, per person double occupancy

24 Dec ' 16 to 01 Jan '17 $100

Easter Supplement, per person double occupancy

14 Apr '17 - 17 Apr '17 $100

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation for 11 nights, dayroom on last night
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Transport & Transfers
  • Game drives with a guaranteed window seat & Game park fees
  • Professional driver/guides
  • Round-trip flights Nairobi - Masai Mara
  • Flying Doctors Service


Price Excludes:

  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance
  • Airline Taxes
  • Kenya departure taxes (approximately $40 per person, to be paid locally in
  • US$)
  • Kenya Visa

 

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