Safari in Kenya

6 Days Kenya Classic Tour

Routing:  (2 nights Amboseli,-  2 nights Masai Mara   - 1 night Lake Naivasha-Nairobi- Departure)

Day 1: Amboseli National Park
Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport at 13h35hrs, you will be met by our airport representative and embark on your safari. Leaving the city in the sun behind, drive south and join the Athi Plains  with amazing views of endless Savanna and Masai walking and herding their cattle endlessly on the way.  You will arrive at the Kenyan border post town of Namanga then turn left to Amboseli National Park.  On a good clear day, you will be watching the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro as you drive on just after one hour drive from Nairobi. You will arrive with an enroute game drive to the lodge.  Amboseli is renown for its highest concentration of elephants in Kenya in the background of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Distance Approx. 280kms (4hrs drive). Dinner and overnight: Amboseli Sentrim Tented Camp (www.sentrimhotels.com) D

Day 2: Amboseli National Park
Today pre- breakfast morning and afternoon game drives are included. A game drive through Amboseli takes you across this vast lakebed - often dry, but still very swampy in some areas.  Amboseli is best known for its great herds of elephant - you will often find many of them standing  knee-deep in the water, spraying themselves to keep cool.  But there is a  lot of other game here too - cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, many types of  gazelle and other plains game- and it is all set against the amazing  backdrop of majestic  Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters)showing all its glory. Dinner and Overnight: Amboseli Sentrim Tented Camp or similar  BLD

Day 3: Amboseli – Masai Mara
Drive back through Nairobi with packed lunch  and climb the Western Escarpment of the Rift Valley and head towards Masai Mara.  With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. Enjoying views of picturesque Masai tribesmen herding cattle on the way, you arrive in time for lunch and a well deserved rest! Afternoon game drive includes searching for the Big Five, elephants, Buffalos, lions, Rhinos and leopards, before returning to your lodge as the sun sets!  Dinner and overnight – Mara Sentrim Tented Camp (B,L,D). www.sentrim-hotels.com  Distance Approx. 450 kms - 6 hrs drive- (Poor road network- Half of the way roads are in poor state and with potholes and it may take more time than the


Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve.  After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. Later just relax till afternoon game drive or visit the nearby Masai Mara village as optional excursions. OR a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes  (full day game drive including  visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and a great chance to view the "Big Five". You will have your picnic lunch at Hippo Pool as you watch the crocodiles living in harmony with hippos. Return to your lodge late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight –Mara Sentrim Tented Camp (B,L,D).

Day 5: Masai Mara - Lake Naivasha
Begin your adventure safari to Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake in the Rift Valley through the base of dormant volcanoes and the vast wheat and barley farms to the breathtaking and stunning views of the endless plains. Pass through Narok town the major administrative town to the masai tribesmen further on to Naivasha, where you arrive in time for lunch and a short well deserved rest. In the afternoon you may choose (at an extra cost)a boat ride enroute to the crescent Island renown  for its beautiful views and remembered for the movie "Out of Africa" as part of it was filmed there. Enjoy the guided walk in the Island learning about traditional herbal medicine and getting up close to the animals resident in the island. You will meet face to face with among others, Giraffes, gazelles, zebras, wildebeest, African hare and the elusive Africa python snake. Return by boat to the main land. Dinner and overnight: Naivasha Country Club or similar www.sunafricahotels.com  (B,L,D). Distance - Approx 280 kms - 4hrs drive


Day 6: Lake Naivasha-Nairobi- Departure
Depart after breakfast,  and journey back to Nairobi, arrive transfer to airport for your outbound departure flight back home  B,L. Distance 110 kms 2hr drive

 

Cost per person in a double/Triple room

Season April - 30th June 2012

 

2 - 3 Pax = €1200

 

From 4 Pax - €1100

 

Single room supplement 50

Easter Supplement -  6, 7, 8 and 9th April– €30 per night

Season  1st July - 31st Dec 2012

2  - 3 Pax = €1250

 

From 4 Pax - €1150

Single room supplement 286

Christmas supplement: 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st Dec. 2012 & 1st Jan. 2013 = USD45 per night

Optional Excursions
Hot Air Balloon Safari - €450 per person
Masai Village visits - €25 per person

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES
-       All transfers to and from Airports/Airstrips
-       All park entry fee/charges
-       All transportation as mentioned in a special six sitter safari  minibus with window guaranteed seats and pop up roof for game viewing
-       Accomplished English speaking driver/guide
-       Drivers allowance/salary during the entire tour
-       Gift from Hirola Tours & Safaris
-       Accommodation in standards rooms and meals as mentioned in itinerary i.e  Breakfast Lunch, dinner, (B,L,D)
-       24/7 Flying Doctors emergency evacuation to the nearest hospital
-       A complimentary bottle of mineral water - 1 bottle per person per day during safari
-       All hotel and government taxes

NOT INCLUDED
-       International ticket
-       Telephone and/or Fax
-       Beverages excluding bottled water
-       Tips / gratuities for driver / hotel staff
-       Any extras that are not mentioned above.
-       Airport Departure Tax for International Flights
-       Items of personal nature i.e laundry, souvenirs etc
-       Travel insurance including damage or loss of luggage and/or personal injury
-       Extra cost incurred if change in DATE, reduction in number of Persons or deviation from  above  itinerary.

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