Kenya Sampler including Airfare from $2,699

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Round trip economy class airfare
  • Air taxes & fees
  • Meet and greet services
  • Airport Arrival Transfers in safari minibus or mini coach on shared basis
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4×4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English speaking driver-guide on shared basis
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Meals as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • 1/2 litre bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives
Kenya sampler including Airfare

 

 

This 9-day Kenya vacation takes you to the capital of Nairobi and several game reserves within the country, including the famous Masai Mara.

Your trip to Kenya begins in the capital, Nairobi, a bustling city that is at the forefront of African technology and innovation. Head to the Nairobi National Museum to learn about the country’s history before sampling the incredible food and nightlife in the evening.

From Nairobi, head across the Great Rift Valley to enter world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Staying at the environmentally-friendly Masai Mara Sopa Lodge, you’ll spend a few days heading on game drives to see the incredible wildlife within the park. Rise early in the morning to catch the Big Five in the midst of their feeding rituals or spot cheetah racing across the African savannah. After lunch, head back into the wild to follow hyenas on their hunt or elephants crossing the plains. During your stay, you’ll also visit a local Masai village to meet with villagers and learn about their traditional ways of life.

From the Masai Mara, head across the bread basket of Kenya to Lake Nakuru, a soda lake in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. Check into Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge before heading on a game drive at sunset to see the flamingos cover the waters of the lake. During your game drive, you may also spot rare black rhinos or Rothschild giraffes running across the horizon.

Continue to Amboseli National Park, taking a boat ride on Lake Naivasha along the way, for the final portion of your trip to Kenya. Settle into Amboseli Sopa Lodge and bask into the breathtaking landscape set against the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the continent. Head on a full-day game drive in the shadow of the mountain to spot elephant families bathing in waterholes, lions dazing in the sun, or cheetahs sprinting after prey. The next day, savour the final views of Kilimanjaro as you head back to Nairobi for your onward journey.

 

Journey to Kenya’s most picturesque regions on this small group safari. Head to the open plains of Masai Mara, the shimmery pink waters of Lake Nakuru, and the swamps of Amboseli. Stay in eco-friendly game lodges and head on daily game drives to see the Big Five and other animals.

 

 

 

VIEW ITINERARY

Day 1  North America to Nairobi

Board your overnight flight to Nairobi.

 

Day 2  Arrive Nairobi

On arrival into Nairobi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

 

Duration              1 Night

Accommodation

Safari Park Hotel

 

Day 3  Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment on the road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. On the way, spot the charming chapel built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok. Continue your travels across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching the Masai Mara in time for lunch. After lunch, set off on your first game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

 

Meal Plan            Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Duration              2 Nights

Accommodation

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

 

 

 

Day 4  Masai Mara National Reserve

Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive in this most iconic of game reserves. Home to an impressive population of wildlife, even outside of the great migration, there is always something to see. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive and a visit to a Masai Village, returning to the lodge as the sunsets.

 

Meal Plan            Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 5  Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru

Today, leave the Masai Mara after breakfast and travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape. Head north to Narok and then travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle. Arrive at Lake Nakuru around midday. Once in the park, view game en route to the lodge. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes. It is also home to Black and White rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. It’s also a bird-watchers’ paradise.

 

Meal Plan            Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Duration              1 Night

Accommodation

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

 

Day 6  Lake Nakuru to Amboseli National Park

After an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Then leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on road conditions) and continue south towards Amboseli, arriving at your lodge by late afternoon.

 

Meal Plan            Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Duration              2 Nights

Accommodation

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

 

 

Day 7    Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, depart for a full day game drive. Set against the backdrop of Africa’s best views of Mount Kilimanjaro, you’ll have the most spectacular views of the mountain if the weather is clear. The park is home to hundreds of big-tusked elephants, plains game as well as lions, cheetah and hyena. It’s also excellent for bird watchers. After a picnic lunch, return to the lodge in the afternoon, giving time to unwind in your room or lounge, or even take a quick dip in the pool before dinner.

 

Meal Plan            Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day 8  Depart Nairobi

After an early breakfast, catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. From here turn north across the beautiful and seemingly never ending Athi Plains, arriving in Kenya’s bustling capital city of Nairobi by mid-day. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward travel plans.

 

Meal Plan            Breakfast

 

Day 9   Arrive North America

Arrive back in North America today with fond memories of your trip

 

Pricing & Departures

DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

Mondays and Wednesdays from North America

Departure Dates
Prices in CAD
From:
Toronto/
Montreal

From:
Vancouver/
Calgary

From:
Halifax
1 Nov – 15 Dec 2019 $3,799 $4,099 $3,949
3 Jan – 31 Mar 2020 $3,999 $4,299 $4,149

 

Departure Dates
Prices in USD
From:
New York

From:
Chicago

From:
Miami
From:
Houston
From:
Los Angeles
18 & 25 Nov’19 $2,699 $2,999 $2,799 $3,199 $3,099
4, 6,11,13,20, 27 Nov & 2 Dec, 4 Dec’19 $2,899 $3,099 $3,199 $3,299 $3199
7 Dec – 15 Dec’19 $3,199 $3,199 $3,299 $3,299 $3,299
3 Jan – 22 Mar 20 $3,199 $3,249 $3,399 $3,399 $3,399

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Notes:
  • International round-trip airfare is included
  • Airline taxes & fees included
  • Package includes domestic flights per itinerary
  • Prices in US dollars unless otherwise noted
  • We have limited space on this package and it is subject to availability and prior sale
  • All package prices are per person based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted
  • Prices reflect cash discount
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