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Best of Kenya

From $4999 $728 taxes

Within the borders of a single country, you will find savannahs rich with big game, timeless cultures unchanged by the modern world, endless opportunities for adventure and discovery, relaxation. More than you would ever expect…

Travel Best Bets Package Includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Canada to Nairobi
  • 7 night guided vacation
    Highlights: Samburu National Park, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara National Park
  • 7 night accommodation in 4 lodges (Listed below in itinerary)
  • 20 meals (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners)
  • Roundtrip transfers, transport in private minibus
  • Bottled water during game drives, English speaking local guides
  • Max 6 per vehicle
April 17-May 31 Double Occupancy
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton $4999 + $728 tax
Kelowna $5229 + $675 tax
Toronto $4799 + $661 tax
Single Supplement Add $1850

Not included: Kenya Visa $50USD (Obtain Prior to departure), Optional excursions, beverages items of a personal nature and gratuities to hotel personnel, guides and driver

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 NAIROBI
Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be welcomed by our local representative and assisted for your transfer to your hotel in Nairobi. Rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation: Southern Sun Mayfair / Norfolk
DAY 2 SAMBURU
Early breakfast at your hotel. Drive across the Equator to Kenya’s rugged north eastern region with lunch enroute at a restaurant. This is a semi-arid country with the great Ewaso Nyiro River flowing through that draw wildlife in great numbers. As you drive to your lodge watch out for herds of impalas, Grant gazelles, and African buffalo as you enter Samburu National Reserve with a game drive enroute to your lodge. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Sarova Shaba Lodge / Larsens Camp for 2 nights
DAY 3 SAMBURU
Breakfast. Today you will go on a morning and afternoon game drive staying close to the Ewaso Nyiro River, where vast herds of plains game come to water, braving lions in the grass, leopards in the trees, and giant crocodiles. Stars of Samburu not easily seen elsewhere are the liver-red reticulated giraffe, the long-necked gerenuk antelope, and the elegant Grevy zebra. A village visit during one of your game drives. (B/L/D)
DAY 4 ABEDARE
Breakfast. Drive south toward Mt Kenya to arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Transfer in the lodge vehicle to your overnight game viewing Treehotel, to watch wildlife drinking at the floodlit waterhole. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: The Ark
DAY 5 LAKE NAKURU
Drive via Nyaururu Falls down the eastern escarpment of the magnificent Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park best known for its flamingos. It is a home to many animals including waterbuck, leopards and Rothschild giraffe. The park is also a sanctuary for black rhinos. Afternoon game drive. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Flamingo Hill Camp / Lion Hill Lodge
DAY 6 MASAI MARA
After breakfast traverse the Rift Valley and ascend its western rim into the Masai land. Red-clad, with spear Masai warriors tend their herds of cattle among the wildlife, admirably unmoved by the presence of large predators. You find the Masai giraffe in this park. Afternoon game drive in the Mara, famous for the Wildebeest and Zebra migration and its abundance of wildlife. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Mara Fig Tree Camp / Mara Safari Club for 2 nights
DAY 7 MASAI MARA
Morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The “big five”–elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino are quite common. A village visit during one of your game drives. (B/L/D)
DAY 8 MASAI MARA – NAIROBI – CANADA
Depart for Nairobi where you have dayroom. Transfer to Carnivore restaurant for dinner. After your delicious meal, transfer to airport for your return flight. (B/D)
Accommodation: Southern Sun Mayfair / Norfolk (Day use)

ANIMAL MIGRATION
Tanzania and Kenya
The Seronera Plains, which lie in the southeast of the National Park and extend into the western Ngorongoro Conservation Area, form the main ungulate calving grounds of the Serengeti. The wildebeest typically disperse into the Seronera plains during the short rains, which fall in late November or early December, before calving in January, and staying put until the end of the long rains from January to early May. Towards the end of April the wildebeest start to congregate on the southern plains in the preparation for the 800km northward migration. The major obstacle faced by the wildebeest on this migration is the crossing for the Grumeti River through the western corridor, which typically occurs from June into early July. From July to October, the ungulates disperse again, with about half of them crossing the Mara River into Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve and the remainder spreading out through the northern and western Serengeti. By late October the animals have generally started to plod back southward to the Seronera Plains, to arrive there in late November when the cycle starts all over again.

Important details about taking this adventure

YELLOW FEVER
A Yellow Fever certificate is required if you are traveling to Kenya from a Yellow Fever endemic country. These certificates are required not only for passengers coming from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission but also those who may have transited through such countries. Incoming passengers who do not have the Certificate and are required to have it will be vaccinated at the Airport if they wish to enter the country. The cost of the vaccination is 1,000 Kenyan Shillings.

VISAS
All countries require travellers to have a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Please note that upon arrival by air to Nairobi, Kenya, you can obtain a visa for US$50. This visa is valid for up to 3 months with multiple entries/exits permitted to Tanzania and Uganda only (the “single entry” part means single entry within the East African Community). A transit visa, which is valid for 6 nights / 7 days within Kenya, for one entry into Kenya only, costs US$10 OR 10 GBP OR 10 EUR or 10 SWF. Please note that Kenya is now strictly enforcing a “blank pages, condition of entry”. All those requiring a visa on arrival must have at least two blank pages available in their passports. Failure to meet this requirement could mean that entry will be refused. This information is accurate at the time of writing. Though as fees and policies can change, we highly recommend that you contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation.

ELECTRICITY
The power supply in Kenya and Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.



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