10 Days / 9 Nights Into Kenya Wilderness

Arrive/Amboseli National Park – Aberdare – Olpejeta Conservancy – Lake Elmenteita – Masai Mara /Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destination

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Kilima Safari Camp Amboseli National Park Day 1 Day 3 FB         2 Nights
Nyeri Outspan Hotel Aberdare + Game Drive Ol Pejeta Day 3 Day 5 FB         2 Nights
Sunbird Lodge Lake Elmenteita Day 5 Day 7 FB+         2 Nights
La Maison Royale Mara Camp Masai Mara National Reserve Day 7 Day 10 FB         3 Nights
No Included Transfer for International departure Day 10 Day 10 Breakfast  No Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

FB: Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch.

FB+: Full Board Plus: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 1: KILIMA SAFARI CAMP, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Amboseli National Park

Located in the southern reaches of Kenya, the Amboseli National Park is renowned for its excellent variety of wildlife such as Masaai giraffe, elephant, lion and cheetah and not surprisingly it is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the majestic snow cap of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as open plains, acacia woodland, swamps and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. The birding is excellent, especially closer to the lakes and swamps. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and soak up spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Day Itinerary

Early morning flight Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Meet and greet and assisted by a AMA Safaris Ltd representative. Depart and drive southwards of the country to Amboseli National Park, journey takes 3hrs to 4hrs. In the early afternoon arrive for Lunch, and relax as you wait for your afternoon game drive at 1600hrs.

Dinner and Overnight at Kilima Safari Camp.

A luxurious tented camp with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Kilima Safari Camp is located in the Kimana area in Amboseli National Park, next to the Kimana Gate Park Entrance. The camp is set out on a 360 acre site with Spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Kimana area of Amboseli is famous for its large elephant population. Clients can enjoy great viewing from their tents which face the Animal water pools and all public areas and guest rooms are set towards Mount Kilimanjaro.

Basis

Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 2: KILIMA SAFARI CAMP, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Day Itinerary

This is your full day to explore the Amboseli National Park. Famous for its large herds of elephants and in particular their big tusk, a day in Amboseli is surely a highlight of your safari.

Amboseli is an enormous volcanic plateau, almost totally eroded and dry, and is dominated by the majestic peaks of the eternally snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, with a height of almost 6000metres above sea level, earning itself the name “The rooftop of Africa”. Curiously, and somewhat due to the good filtration of the volcanic rocks, this arid landscape contains several marshes and swamps, whose waters attract an extensive assortement of wildlife: gazelles, impalas, gerenuks, zebras, wildebeest, buffalos and lions, among others, finding solace in this harsh country. However, the biggest attraction of the park is the elephants, ambling along in huge herds with the incomparable Mt. Kilimanjaro as a backdrop.

Meals and Overnight at the Kilima Safari Camp or similar category.

Basis

Full Board:- Dinner,Bed,Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: NYERI OUTSPAN HOTEL, ABERDARE         

Aberdare

Situated in the magnificent Aberdare Highlands, northeast of Nairobi, Aberdare is an amazing highland safari area featuring mountains, lush forests and steep ravines teeming with the best of Africa’s varied wildlife including the majestic elephant and rhino. This area is made up of the Aberdare Mountain Range, which forms part of the eastern side of the Great Rift Valley as well as a vast savannah covered moorland plateau. The sheer natural beauty of Aberdare has placed it on the UNESCO World Heritage list and draws visitors from all corners of the globe.

Day Itinerary

Early morning breakfast. At exactly 0700hrs. Depart for your route to Aberdares National park via Nairobi for Lunch at the Safari Park Hotel and Casino. Proceed for a 2hrs -3hrs Northeast of Nairobi. The Outspan is nestled in the Aberdares Highlands, part of Great Rift Valley. This captivating site was the homestead of an British couple that decided to settle in Kenya, almost half a century later, their home. Arrive in the late afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure in the hotel. Meals and overnight at the lodge.

Overnight: Nyeri Outspan Hotel    

Outspan is located in Nyeri town, right in the heart of Kenya’s tea and coffee growing highlands. It is the nearest hotel to the spectacular Karuru Falls and is an Eden of vibrant gardens and verdant green lawns. Peacocks add to the charming ambiance as they roam at will. Outspan, the starting point for guests going to the world-renowned Treetops, has 3 cottages, 14 deluxe and 28 spacious standard rooms. Most of the rooms have fire place and garden access. It is also an idyllic corporate retreat with fully-equipped conference rooms, computer and internet access, and other business facilities. Meals are served in the dining room or on a wide verandah. On clear days, the verandah is the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of snow-capped Mt. Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa.

Basis

Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: NYERI OUTSPAN HOTEL, ABERDARE         

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, drive to The Ol Pejeta Conservancy for morning and afternoon game drive. Lunch will be served at the Serena Sweetwaters Camp. The conservancy is home to the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya. At 1700hrs drive back to Aberdare Outspan for your dinner and overnight.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Resting at the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain Range, in central Kenya’s Laikipia County, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in Sub Saharan Africa. It is also home to the last three remaining northern white rhino in the world. Originally a working cattle ranch in colonial Kenya and now a pioneering wildlife conservancy, Ol Pejeta works to protect wildlife and provide a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees. The Conservancy is a popular safari destination and is home to the renowned ‘Big Five’ as well as a wide selection of other African animals including: zebra, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, jackal, serval, hyena, vervet monkey and many more. Visitors can enjoy an assortment of outdoor activities such as horse rides, game walks, and nocturnal game drives.

Basis

Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: SUNBIRD LODGE, LAKE ELMENTEITA         

Lake Elmenteita

Elmenteita, meaning ‘place of dust’, is a small soda lake which attracts many visiting flamingos. It has been named as a World Heritage Site for its prolific birdlife. This is where Kenya’s most famous settler Lord Delamere lived and he was responsible for much of Kenya’s early agricultural experimentation in the fertile area, the area is still inhabited by some of his descendants. The shores are often alive with wildlife and the surrounding forests are perfect for long walks and birding. Visitors can look forward to visiting the Kekopey hot springs, spotting over 400 bird species and game viewing along the lake’s edge, which is abundant with eland, kudu, zebra, gazelle, and warthog families.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast at the hotel followed by the hotel check out. 0800hrs – you will be picked for the day’s drive taking you past the Aberdares mountain range to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, stop over at the Thompson Falls,then continue destination Soysambu Ranch, where the well – appointed Sunbird Lodge is located. The ecosystem, being part of the Great Rift Valley and with the presence of the alkaline lake of Elmentaita supports lots of bird life as well as lots of plans game. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon game drives in the Soysambu conservancy.

Meals and overnight at the Overnight en Sunbird Lodge

Sunbird Lodge, an eco-friendly luxury lodge is located in the Great Rift Valley, one of the natural wonders of the world. We are less than 127km (1 ½ hours) from Nairobi and a few minutes off the new and superb Nairobi – Nakuru highway on a very good, private access road at the shore of Lake Elementaita (RAMSAR Site – Convention of Wetlands of International Importance and declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site) and overlooking the vast, unspoilt plains. Located on private land there are no park or conservation fees in addition to our very competitive rates. On excellent roads it is only 20 minutes to the famous Nakuru National Park, approx. 30 minutes from Lake Naivasha and approx. 45 minutes from Hells Gate National Park.

Basis

Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 6: SUNBIRD LODGE, LAKE ELMENTEITA         

Day Itinerary

0800hrs -Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous as the home to thousands of lesser and greater flamingo. This park also provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe, leopard, tree climbing lions, black and white rhinos. 1230hrs – 1400hrs – Lunch at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp. After lunch you will proceed on afternoon game viewing drives.  After the game drive back to Lake Elementaita.

Lake Nakuru National Park

Located in the Great Rift Valley surrounded by yellow acacia woodlands and bushy shrublands, the Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the Lake and its large flocks of Lesser Flamingo, which are drawn to the algae that flourish in the saline waters of this soda lake. The national park is inhabited by over 50 mammal species including hippo, black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and eland. Known as a bird watcher’s paradise, the park is home to over 450 bird species. Visitors can look forward to hiking through the scenic landscape, picnicking next to this magnificent lake, and spotting an array of wildlife on a game drive. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful Makalia Waterfall.

Basis

Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 7: LA MAISON ROYALE MARA CAMP, MASAI MARA

Masai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara Game Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

Day Itinerary

0730hrs – Drive 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. Arrive for check-in and Lunch at the camp, evening at leisure and game drive at 1600hrs. Meals and Overnight at the Camp

Overnight: La Maison Royale Mara Camp

You might wonder what Mara means in the beautiful language of Maa (Masai Language)! Mara means “spotted” and in essence you can spot our 22-tented luxury camp, La Maison Royale Mara Camp (LMR Mara Camp) from a great distance in the adventurous kingdom. LMR Mara Camp is located in a private Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem in Kenya.

The camp is excellently located in a conservancy that covers 13,500 hectares of pure adventure in the heart of the jungle. It provides you with earth’s greatest live wildlife show of beautiful creatures in their personal habitats. Be prepared to meet lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and African buffalo wait a minute, did we just list the big five! The action adventure does not end with them. Giraffes, zebras, antelopes and many other exotic animals are in the action too. The 24-tented luxury camp is perfectly equipped to provide a peaceful experience to our guests.

Basis:

Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: LA MAISON ROYALE MARA CAMP, MASAI MARA      

Day Itinerary

Full day is spent in Masai Mara with scheduled morning and late afternoon game drives in the park.  Optional activities e.g Hot Air balloon ride, Safari in the bush and Maasai village visit at an extra cost. Meals and Overnight at the camp.

Basis:

Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 9: LA MAISON ROYALE MARA CAMP, MASAI MARA

Day Itinerary

Full day is spent in Masai Mara Game Reserve with scheduled morning and late afternoon game drives in the park.  Optional activities e.g Hot Air balloon ride, Walk in the bush and Maasai village visit at an extra cost. Meals and Overnight at the camp.

Basis:

Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 10: END OF ITINERARY        

Day Itinerary

Breakfast and check out. Depart at 0730hrs. Drive to Nairobi via stopover at the Rift Valley View point.  Proceed to Nairobi. Lunch at the Carnival Restaurant. Later transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.

Carnivore Restaurant

Situated 4km from the city centre of Nairobi, Kenya, the Carnivore is considered ‘Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience’. A variety of meats including a selection of exotic meat is roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. Delicious side dishes and an exceptional array of sauces complement this fixed price feast that also includes soup, a selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee. Set in attractive tropical gardens, the service and the décor are outstanding. The Carnivore is also home of the Simba Saloon, a delicious a la carte restaurant by day and Nairobi’s most popular nightclub. The informal indoor/outdoor atmosphere, exceptional snacks and the pulsating rhythms of Africa combine to ensure an exciting ambiance.

Basis

Breakfast and Lunch

QUOTE/COST/RATE OF THIS

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS INTO KENYA WILDERNESS

All quotes featured in the tour program are expressed in US Dollars.  US Dollars are freely accepted in most EAST AFRICAN places and are also freely exchangeable (legally) at foreign exchange bureau.  Most hotels and lodges also have facilities for foreign currency exchange.

Number of PAX 03 Jan – 31  March,  June  &  Nov – 15 Dec  2022 01 July  – 31 Oct  &           16 Dec  – 02 Jan 2023 01 April – 31 May 2022
1 person  Per Person US$4,085.00 US$4,392.00 US$3,774.00
2 persons Per Person US$3,153.00 US$3,460.00 US$2,842.00
3 persons Per Person US$2,842.00 US$3,150.00 US$2,532.00
4 persons Per Person US$2.690.00 US$2,995.00 US$2.376.00
5 persons Per Person US$2,594.00 US$2,902.00 US$2,283.00
6 persons Per Person US$2.532.00 US$2.840.00 US$2,195.00

These rates are NET

Optional Services while on Safari

  • Visit to a Maasai village at: US$35.00 Per Person in Masai Mara
  • Lake Naivasha Boat Ride + Visit to the Crescent Island subject to weather conditions at US$ 60.00 Per Person.
  • Balloon Safari with champagne breakfast at US$450.00 per person in Masai Mara, with price subject to change.
  • Carnivore restaurant Dinner on First /Last Day if required;   US$55.00 per person including return transfers.

Above safari tour costs INCLUDE;

  • Per person rate (P/Pax): This is the cost of one client sharing in a twin or double room with another
  • Pick up and drop off at JKIA– Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
  • Full board on safari
  • All transport in designed Safari JEEP 4X4 LANDROVER or JEEP 4X4 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER (Non A/C – private usage) with a pop up roof for maximum game viewing comfort with a professional English speaking driver/guide.
  • All park entrance fees.
  • Meet & greet services by our staff at JKI Airport.

Complimentary from AMA Safaris Ltd:

  • Mineral Water in the safari vehicles during the safari, (2 bottles per person per day during the safari)
  • AMREF Emergency evacuation service only – no medical bills – full passport details required.

Our price does Not INCLUDE; 

  • The cost of obtaining visas; Kenya visa can be got at ease at JKI Airport for US$50 – no photos required
  • Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, porterage etc.
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Tips
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • Any internal flights and departure taxes (within East African Countries)
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, telephone, postage etc
  • Holiday (Christmas, Easter) and other seasonal surcharges – please consult us for the details.
  • All other expenses that are purely of a personal nature.
  • All other items that are not mentioned in ‘our price includes’.

Please note; 

  • Non A/C Vehicles are used for transfers in cities and on Safari in Kenya
  • Luggage limit of one soft bag per person during travel in Kenya. Hard cases should be avoided as they cannot fit in safari vehicles.
  • Baggage allowance for domestic flights is 15kgs per person including hand luggage. Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage for storage on safari vehicles and aircrafts used within East Africa. Large suitcases of dimensions greater than 24″x 17″x 7″ are impossible to store in vehicles and on aircraft and should not be used. (Baggage and personal effects are at owner’s risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance for members is strongly advised).
  • The rate includes accommodation based on the hotels and lodges mentioned in the program using standard rooms. Please be advised that the maximum singles the lodges can give is 4. The rest are charged as doubles.
  • ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION: In the case of a confirmed booking being re-routed for whatever reason we will endeavour to move guests to an equivalent level property subject to availability and with prior agreement with the operator/agent and we reserve the right to do so in the best interests of all concerned

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The costs mentioned above in this agreement are subject to change without prior notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government Taxes or Levies affecting the rates mentioned herein, AMA Safaris Ltd has the right to pass on any increases to our Partners or Clients.

Payment Policy

A deposit of 35% is required at the time of booking.  The balance of 65% is due 45 days before commencement of the tour program.  If the reservation is made within 45 days of departure the whole amount must be paid at the time of confirmation.

Children Policy:

Children between the age of 3 and 12 years

  • Pays 60% of the adult rate if sharing a room with two adults
  • Pays 80% of the adult rate if sharing a room with another children
  • Pays 100% of the adult rates if sharing a room with one adult
  • No discount on Holiday and other supplements

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. As all suppliers charge cancellation fees, they are in turn passed on to us.

Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in number of occupancy are subject to cancellation and no-show fees. Following is the scale for cancellation charges:

  • 35% if cancelled between 45 and 35days prior to arrival
  • 50% if cancelled between 34 and 15 days prior to arrival.
  • 100% if cancelled 14 days and 24hours prior to arrival

Itinerary Changes:

Although every effort is made to adhere to schedules, it should be noted that the hoteliers in East Africa may be obliged to occasionally change routes on safaris as dictated by changing conditions.

Such conditions may be brought about by seasonal rainfall on bush tracks, airfields and in game areas, by game migrations from one region to another, or airline or other booking problems, etc. AMA SAFARIS LTD will communicate with you for such tour itinerary/tour program or accommodation changes

NOTE: – Please note that some bookings might straddle between two seasons. Making the below seasonal quotations on accommodation NOT APPLICABLE. In such cases, please contact us for TAILOR-MADE QUOTATIONS cutting across seasons.

We thank you for the opportunity to present this program and trust that you will find it creative and exciting!!
Looking forward to organizing a memorable incentive for you!

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