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Equator Safari in Kenya

This Kenya safari takes you to some of those extra sights often missed on a visit to East Africa, including a variety of game reserves, safari camps, and Kenya’s only chimpanzee sanctuary.

Spend a night in Nairobi to acclimatize and shake off any jet lag, before transferring to Aberdares National Park, in the foothills of the Aberdares Mountain Range. Check into The Ark, overlooking a waterhole and salt lick, which attracts the surrounding animals. The following day, go on to Samburu Game Reserve, joining your guide for game drives, morning and afternoon. This is one of the more remote reserves in Kenya, with plentiful wildlife and few tourist groups competing for photo opportunities.

Transfer to Mount Kenya Safari Club, where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the mountain, depending on conditions. Try your hand at some golf, or enjoy one of the club’s optional excursions. On your full day here, you’ll visit the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home of Kenya’s only chimp sanctuary.

Then it’s on to the Masai Mara, one of the most famous game reserves in Kenya, as it spills over into Tanzania’s Serengeti. You’ll take a scenic flight over the Great Rift Valley to appreciate the awesome scope of this land, before touching down and transferring for a game drive. These run morning and late afternoon throughout your stay, when the animals are at their most active.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes:

  • International Airfare from North America
  • Domestic flight Nanyuki to Masai Mara and Scheduled flight Masai Mara to Nairobi
  • 9 night guided vacation
  • 9 nights accommodation
    Nairobi: Fairmont Norfolk Hotel or similar
    Aberdares National Park: The Ark Lodge or similar
    Samburu Game Reserve: Ashnil Samburu Camp or similar
    Nanyuki: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club or similar
    Masai Mara Game Reserve: Fairmont Mara Safari Club or similar
  • 26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • All Park Entrance Fees
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Transport in a 7-Seater Minibus + a 7 Seater 4 X 4 for game drives in Masai Mara

Sightseeing highlights: Experience unique game viewing at the Ark in Abedares, stay in a luxurious tented camp in the Masai Mara on the banks of the Mara River, transfer in style to and from the Masai Mara by light aircraft.

Travel Best Bets Exclusive: Book by October 21!

DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

Vancouver, Calgary – departures
November 1 – 20, 2017 from $5799 + $380 tax
November 21 – December 5, 2017 from $6429 + $380 tax
January 11 – March 30, 2018 from $6099 + $380 tax
Victoria, Kelowna departures add $300 per person

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Depart North America

Depart North America on your flight to Nairobi, Kenya

Day 2 Enroute to Nairobi
 
Day 3 Arrive Nairobi

After arriving at Jomo Kenyatta Airport you will be met and assisted by Goways local representative. Transfer to your hotel, the rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation: Fairmont Norfolk Hotel (or similar)

Day 4 Nairobi – Aberdares National Park

After breakfast drive north towards the lush foothills of the Aberdares Mountain Range to the Aberdares Country Club for lunch. After lunch transfer to The Ark (children under 7yrs not permitted, light bags only) overlooking a waterhole and salt lick where the ‘Big Five’ occasionally gather for an exhilarating night of wild encounters. The Ark comprises three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing.
Accommodation: The Ark Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Aberdares – Samburu Game Reserve

Breakfast is followed by check out. This morning, you will be transferred to the Aberdares Country Club where you will rejoin your safari drive guide and today proceed to the Samburu National Reserve. Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some the best and most colorful game viewing in the country. Lunch is at Ashnil Samburu Camp. Enjoy an afternoon game drive en-route to your camp.
Accommodation: Ashnil Samburu Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 Samburu Game Reserve

All day spent in the Samburu Reserve with morning and afternoon game drive.
Accommodation: Ashnil Samburu Camp (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 Samburu Game Reserve – Nanyuki

After breakfast drive to the world famous Mt. Kenya Safari Club founded by William Holden. On a clear day you will see the magnificent mountain in its full splendor. The club offers glorious views of the mountain and forest, delightful gardens, a 9-hole golf course and a splendid colonial-style ambience with roaring log fires. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon at leisure with OPTIONAL excursions from the lodge (at extra cost).
Accommodation: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 Nanyuki – Olpajete Conservancy – Nanyuki

After breakfast, drive to The Ol Pejeta Conservancy for morning game drive. The reserve is home to the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya. Return to your lodge for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure admiring the magnificence of the mountain.
Accommodation: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 Nanyuki – Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, transfer to Nanyuki Airport for your morning scenic scheduled flight over the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your lodge. In the afternoon you have shared game drives.
Accommodation: Fairmont Mara Safari Club (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Full day is spent in Masai Mara Game Reserve with scheduled morning and afternoon game drives on a shared basis.
Accommodation: Fairmont Mara Safari Club (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Full day is spent in Masai Mara Game Reserve with scheduled morning and afternoon game drives on a shared basis. If you want to wake up early at 5am there is an optional balloon ride with champagne-style breakfast available (paid locally).
Accommodation: Fairmont Mara Safari Club (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 Depart Nairobi

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your morning scheduled flight to Nairobi. You will be met on arrival Wilson Airport and transferred to the famous Carnivore Restaurant for lunch. After lunch you will be dropped at your hotel or Jomo Kenya Airport for your onward arrangements. Goways local representative will reconfirm your flights and assist at check-in.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


Important Information:

Canadians must present a passport to visit Kenya, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of expected departure from that country. Prior to travelling, ask your transportation company about its requirements related to passport validity, which may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

Visas – Canadians must be in possession of a visa to transit through, visit or work in Kenya. You should obtain a visa in advance through the High Commission for the Republic of Kenya or via the Kenyan Department of Immigration Services’ eVisa website. Visitor’s visas are valid for up to three months and may be extended by contacting immigration authorities once you are in the country.

 


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