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. You’ll also visit the Rothschild Giraffe Sanctuary. Your stay inside the beautiful Masai Mara Game Reserve features a traditional bush dinner with Masai dance performance and full day game drive. See all the stunning sights and gorgeous beauty of Kenya on this unforgettable adventure.

Package Includes:
  • International Airfare to and from Nairobi
  • 13 night guided vacation
  • 13 nights accommodation in hand picked hotels, lodges and safari camps (or similar)
  • 33 Meals – 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 10 Dinners
  • Sightseeing highlights as listed
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Services of a qualified English Speaking Travel Director, Driver Guide
  • Sedan service to and from hometown airport (restrictions apply)*

Must See Inclusions

  • Set out on numerous game drives in search of lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and 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.

Culinary Inclusions

  • Savour a traditional dinner in the bush with Masai entertainment.
  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the bush, surrounded by nature.
Cultural Experiences
  • 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.
*Sedan Service to and from my selected airport († Not valid on group travel. Included in many U.S. cities within a 50 mile radius of more than 90 airport gateways. One transfer per room booking. Additional stops are not permitted on route. Other restrictions may apply; call for details.)
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Book by December 25 and SAVE! (price reflects savings)

Based on Double October 22, 2020
Vancouver, Toronto $6999 + $737 tax
Victoria, Kelowna, Edmonton $7399 + $737 tax
Calgary $7399 + $737 tax
Single Room Supplement add $1600

 

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
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!
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Aberdare Country Club (or similar)
Day 4 – Aberdare National Park-Buffalo Springs Reserve-Shaba National Reserve
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Shaba Lodge (or similar)
Day 5 – Shaba Reserve – Samburu National Reserve – Shaba Reserve
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Shaba Lodge (or similar)
Day 6 – Shaba Reserve – Aberdare National Park
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!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: The Ark (or similar)
Day 7 – Aberdare National Park – Lake Nakuru
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill (or similar)
Day 8 – Lake Nakuru
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill (or similar)
Day 9 – Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Game Reserve
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.
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Mara Tented Camp (or similar)
Day 10 –  Masai Mara
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Mara Tented Camp (or similar)
Day 11 – Masai Mara – Nairobi
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.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: The Sarova Stanley (or similar)
Day 12 – Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge (or similar)
Day 13 – Amboseli
Further explore Amboseli with two game drives – your final chance to see the “Big 5.”
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge (or similar)
Day 14 – Amboseli – Nairobi – Tour Ends
Return to Nairobi for you flight home. If flight is very late, a day room may be available to reserve for approximately $71 per person
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

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

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 TaitaHill,an unforgettable and secluded safari adventure waits for youacross 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?

 

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.

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