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On a fascinating safari adventure, explore the scenic vistas and magnificent wildlife of Kenya. During your exploration, discover the thriving culture and natural wonders that make this one of the most popular African countries to visit. Numerous safari game drives bring you in search of the “Big 5”- lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros.

Inclusions:
  • 12 night guided vacation
  • 12 nights accommodation in hand picked hotels, lodges and safari camps (or similar)
  • 33 Meals – 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • Services of a qualified English Speaking Travel Director, Driver Guide
  • Sedan service to and from hometown airport (restrictions apply)*

Must See Inclusions

  • Numerous game drives in search of lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards & rhinos.
  • View wildlife up-close from your treetop lodge, The Ark.
  • Explore the farmhouse of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa.
  • Pause at the Equator.
  • See Rothschild giraffes up-close as you feed them from a platform.
  • Learn about the culture and traditions of the Samburu people.
  • Make a stop at a Masai village to get to know the people.
Jul 2, 2024 from $8479 tax included
Aug 8, Sep 8,12, 2024 from $8779 tax included
Oct 31, Nov 7,14, 2024 from $7579 tax included
Jan 9,30,Feb 13,Mar 13, 2025 from $7579 tax included
Single Room Supplement from $1600 more

Airfare to and from Nairobi additional, but can be added once available!

Plus add air & roundtrip airport transfers and sedan service to and from hometown airport is included (restrictions apply)
Note:  Visas are required for travel to Kenya and Tanzania. KENYA: Canadian passport holders can obtain an e-Visa approx. U$51pp prior to departure online at subject to change. HTTP://EVISA.GO.KE/EVISA.HTML

Note: Soft duffel bag luggage is required for this tour with maximum weight of 15 kgs. (approximately 33 pounds).

Day 1 – Overnight Flight 

Get ready for an amazing safari adventure as you explore Kenya’s wildlife and stunning natural vistas.

Day 2 – Nairobi, Kenya – Tour Begins

Arrive in Nairobi for an overnight stay at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, the city’s first luxury hotel.
Accommodation: The Sarova Stanley (or similar)

Day 3 – Nairobi – Aberdare National Park (B/L/D)

Today we set off for the mountainous region of Aberdare National Park. This ecologically diverse area boasts lush valleys and peaks reaching 14,000 feet. Arrive at your hotel situated on the slope of Mweiga Hill overlooking the park. Keep an eye out for the giraffes that welcome you to the lodge. The afternoon is yours enjoy the amenities of the lodge; perhaps you’ll take a nature walk or enjoy a round of golf!
Accommodation: Aberdare Country Club (or similar)

Day 4 – Aberdare National Park-Buffalo Springs Reserve-Shaba National Reserve (B/L/D)

We begin our journey at the Shaba, Samburu and Buffalo Springs reserves, home to some of Africa’s most exotic wildlife including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra, two species only found north of the Equator. Arrive at Shaba National Reserve, your home for the next two nights. After lunch, it’s on to Buffalo Springs for a game drive to begin your search for the “Big 5.” Tonight, learn about the culture and traditions of the Samburu – an ethnic group related to the Masai.
Accommodation: Sarova Shaba Lodge (or similar)

Day 5 – Shaba Reserve – Samburu National Reserve – Shaba Reserve (B/L/D)

Bring your camera as you continue searching for the elusive “Big 5” on a morning game drive through the rugged Samburu National Reserve. The striking contrast of sand, sky and bush will leave you breathless. After lunch at the lodge, continue on an afternoon game drive in Shaba. Watch for the spectacular local birds; over 350 species of birds are known to inhabit the reserve. Look for the desert rose plant, splashing colour against its natural surroundings. Your day comes to a close on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River. Sit back and relax as the sun sets on the horizon, partaking in a traditional Sundowner.
Accommodation: Sarova Shaba Lodge (or similar)

Day 6 – Shaba Reserve – Aberdare National Park (B/L/D)

Return to Aberdare for an unforgettable experience in a treetop lodge. This national park received its name from Lord Aberdare, one of the founding members of the Royal Geographical Society. Your lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife all night long. Get an up-close look at the wildlife from the four viewing decks that provide an unmatched opportunity for game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. Sit back and let the animals come to you!
Accommodation: The Ark (or similar)

Day 7 – Aberdare National Park – Lake Nakuru (B/L/D)

Drive past the mountains via the spectacular Nyahururu waterfalls. Then, make a photo stop at the Equator. Arrive at the floor of the Great Rift Valley and continue your search for the “Big 5” during your time at Lake Nakuru.
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill (or similar)

Day 8 – Lake Nakuru (B/L/D)

A taste of Africa. After your morning game drive, savour a traditional breakfast in the bush. Then, enjoy some time to relax and enjoy the amenities at the lodge. Your exciting afternoon game drive returns to the lodge before sunset.
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill (or similar)

Day 9 – Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Game Reserve (B/L/D)

This morning we travel to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Masai Mara – an extension of the great Serengeti Plain – is considered the most stunning game viewing spot in all of Kenya: lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants and other wildlife reside here. Your tent provides all the deluxe amenities of a lodge, complete with the adventure of the wild. Visit a Masai village prior to your game drive. Tonight, enjoy a traditional bush dinner featuring a Masai dance performance.
Accommodation: Sarova Mara Tented Camp (or similar)

Day 10 –  Masai Mara (B/L/D)

Further enjoy the Masai Mara with both morning and afternoon game drives. Pause along the way to rest and enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to your hotel to catch the sunset.
Accommodation: Sarova Mara Tented Camp (or similar)

Day 11 – Masai Mara – Nairobi (B/L)

After breakfast, return to Nairobi and travel to Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, and visit the farmhouse of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Experience the local wildlife firsthand as you have the opportunity to feed the endangered Rothschild giraffes from a raised platform at the Giraffe Sanctuary.
Accommodation: The Sarova Stanley (or similar)

Day 12 – Nairobi – Amboseli National Park (B/L/D)

This morning we depart Nairobi for Amboseli National Park, famous for its open plains where lions and elephants roam. The breathtaking snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro dominates the landscape. Enjoy an afternoon game drive.
Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge (or similar)

Day 13 – Amboseli (B/L/D)

Further explore Amboseli with two game drives – your final chance to see the “Big 5.”
Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge (or similar)

Day 14 – Amboseli – Nairobi – Tour Ends (B)

Return to Nairobi for you flight home

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

$173 pp – Nairobi – Duration: 5 Hours, Your transportation is included Visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, an internationally renowned orphanage located in Nairobi National Park. Learn about their efforts to protect and rehabilitate elephants who have been orphaned by poachers or have lost their habitat due to human population. You may even choose to foster your own elephant! After lunch, visit Kazuri, which means “small and beautiful” in Swahili. This workshop creates handmade and hand-painted jewellery, ceramic beads and pottery. Please Note: In order to participate in this option, a pre-night is required in Nairobi. Guests who have purchased the Tsavo Pre-Tour Extension will not be able to participate in this option. This option is operated by a local guide. The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is open for 1 hour a day (from 11am to 12pm) to allow visitation with the elephants, but to also restrict the amount of human interaction.

3-Night Tsavo National Park Extension

$1,920 pp – Go where the elephants are during this very special, Tsavo National Park Extension. Begin your journey to Africa’s plains by exploring Tsavo West and Taita Hill sanctuaries. In Tsavo, look for members of the Big 5 while monkeys busy about the acacia trees.in Taita Hill, an unforgettable and secluded safari adventure waits for you across 28,000 acres of grassy plains and woodlands, where the inpalaas, elephants, lions and onyx roam. OR Would you like to begin your vacation with an additional night in Nairobi?

4-Night Tanzania Extension

$3,135 pp – How do you make an incredible experience even more incredible? Complete your African adventure with an additional 4-night Tanzania Post Tour Extension. This is your chance to explore Serengeti National Park, the famous wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy a full day game drive in the park’s pristine eco-system. Continue on with a safari in the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact caldera. You’ve come so far – go further. OR Would you like to extend your vacation with an additional night in Nairobi?

 

Note:  Visas are required for travel to Kenya and Tanzania.

KENYA: Canadian passport holders can obtain an e-Visa approx. U$51pp prior to departure online at subject to change. http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html A Kenya visa is required for this tour and must be obtained in advance. To apply for your visa in advance, please go to www.ecitizen.go.ke to submit an application and register yourself as a visitor. You will need a scanned copy of your passport as well as a passport photo to apply for the visa. Please allow for ample time as it may take up to a week or more to process. Bring a printed copy of your visa to present upon arrival in Kenya. The current cost of the single entry visa through this website is $50 USD, rates are approximate and can be changed at any time based on governing authority. Should you wish to use an alternate visa service provider, additional processing fees may apply.

*For guests continuing on the Tanzania extension, please note that the cost of the unused dayroom in Nairobi has been deducted from the price of your extension.

Health *When travelling outside Canada, you may be at risk for a number of vaccine preventable illnesses. You should consult a health care provider or visit a travel health clinic preferably six weeks before you travel.  Due to limited supply of selected vaccines,  consider visiting earlier.  Some countries require proof of immunization in order to enter. It is prudent to assess your personal health status with a travel clinic or your family doctor before booking vacation, some immunizations have restrictions.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287