7 Days / 6 Nights Kenya’s Great Migration Safari

Arrive/Nairobi – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara National Reserve- Nairobi/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 HB           1 Night
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort Lake Naivasha Day 2 Day 4 FB         2 Nights
Mara Leisure Camp Masai Mara National Reserve Day 4 Day 7 FB         3 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure out Day 7 Day 7 Breakfast  Not Included

Key

HB:Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

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

DAY 1: INTERCONTINENTAL NAIROBI, NAIROBI  

Nairobi

Situated in along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place, and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief, there are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum,Giraffe Centre and most notably just 20 minutes from the city centre wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve. Make sure you pay a visit to the Elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

 

Day Itinerary

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport ex your international flight, clear with customs and immigration, thereafter you will be greeted by your friendly AMA Safaris tour manager / local representative outside the baggage hall. Later proceed to your hotel for check in. Later the evening enjoy a sumptuous lunch and overnight at the Intercontinental Nairobi or Tamarind tree – DBB  

Overnight: InterContinental Nairobi        

InterContinental Nairobi is located near the parliament buildings and the Kenyatta International Convention Center. Guests are sure to enjoy comfortable, spacious rooms that are tastefully furnished and offer stunning views of the city. Guests can enjoy delicious meals at the onsite restaurant as well as unwind with a refreshing drink at the bar. The hotel also offers an outdoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Basis

Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: LAKE NAIVASHA SOPA RESORT, LAKE NAIVASHA     

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and despite having no outlet; it is one of only two Rift Valley freshwater lakes. This beautiful lake is fringed by papyrus and acacia trees, a unique geologic landscape and supports a vast array of over 450 bird species. It serves as the main drinking hole for wildlife in the area such as zebra, eland, hippo, waterbuck, buffalo and much more. Visitors can look forward to excellent game viewing, intriguing night safaris, and boating excursions around the lake as well as to Crescent Island for spectacular bird watching opportunities. Other popular optional activities include: guided nature walks, horse riding, village visits and tours to neighbouring national parks.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha which is a freshwater Lake. Lake Naivasha is on the floor of the East African Great Rift Valley. Birdlife is particularly abundant (over 460 species). It is a breeding ground for cormorants all year round. You might see pelicans and spoonbills perched on the dead trees and almost certainly the fish eagle. There are two species of fish breeding in this fresh water lake, black bass and tilapia.

Lunch is at the resort with the afternoon slated for a complimentary boat ride at the Lake whereby you can take close up pictures of the numerous schools of hippos that are resident here. . Dinner and Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort -FB

Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort     

Naivasha is a Masai name given to the area, denoting the characteristics of the lake. 21 cottages are built in a crescent shape, and each has four rooms, totalling 80 standard rooms and two suites.  Two of these rooms are suitable for the physically challenged.  Six of the 21 cottages have interconnecting rooms on the ground floor.

Rock gardens feature vibrantly coloured flowers, which give a beautiful contrast to the greenery of the well-manicured lawns.  Monkeys play on the lawns and different species of birds chip in the trees.  Pathways wind between the open lawns and frangipanis, with aloes and proteas growing in abundance.  The acacia trees are plentiful in this area and provide welcome shade.  The stone exterior walls of the cottages are carried into the rooms.  Ground-floor rooms have two queen-size beds and a sunken living room at the front, which opens out on to the beautifully manicured lawns.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: LAKE NAIVASHA SOPA RESORT, LAKE NAIVASHA     

Day Itinerary

This morning, at approximately 0830hrs. After breakfast depart for a day trip to the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park for a day game drive with lunch in a lodge inside park. Late afternoon return to Naivasha and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Meals and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: MARA LEISURE CAMP, MASAI MARA        

Masai Mara

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomizes 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 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

After breakfast at 0700hrs proceed to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve via the Great Rift Valley. En route enjoy the beautiful scenery. Arrive at your camp in time for lunch and check in. In the afternoon, enjoy an enthralling game-viewing drive. Spotting lions, cheetahs and other spectacular predators is the highlight of your day.  Later return to the Camp for dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Tented Camp – FB.

Overnight: Mara Leisure Camp       

Welcome to Maasai Mara – the most talked about destination in the world’s most talked about wilderness. Located along in the Talek River, at the confluence of the Maasai Mara’s four game-viewing areas on the northern boundary of the Maasai Mara, Mara Leisure camp is located around one of the most spectacular locations in the entire Mara Ecosystem.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: MARA LEISURE CAMP, MASAI MARA        

Day Itinerary

Rise before dawn for a spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride followed by a bubbly bush breakfast (optional at extra cost). OR proceed for an early morning game drive. Return to the Camp for lunch then later, set out on a late afternoon game spotting safari in the reserve and the opportunity to spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Overnight at Mara Leisure Tented Camp – FB

Balloon flights typically take off at 0630hrs. Passengers arrive in time to watch the balloon inflation as the pilots torch the colored fabric to life. The flight is for one hour, each one different path and following the days prevailing winds. A Balloon flight allows passengers to float over the world’s most spectacular game reserve, and offers a magical bird’s eye view of the wildlife the Mara is famous for. On landing, the balloon crew sets up a full champagne breakfast complete with “Bloody Mary’s” on the Mara plains. Each passenger then receives a certificate from their pilot as a special memoir of their flight.There is balloons with a flying capacity of 16 passengers and of 12 passengers ( All this is extra at USD 450.00 – USD 490.00 per person)

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: MARA LEISURE CAMP, MASAI MARA       

Day Itinerary

After breakfast proceed on a full – day game-viewing drive to search for the myriad species of game that make this reserve their home. If you are lucky, you can witness the kill in action, moment by moment, right in front of your unbelieving eyes! Picnic lunch will be at one of the designated sites.

Later proceed for another exciting game drive where you can expect to see the famous ‘Big 5’.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp – FB.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

Drive to Nairobi with a stop at the Great Rift Valley view point. Lunch will be arranged at a Nairobi restaurant (Carnivore or the Mama Nyama restaurant or any other.)

Then transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your flight departing evening back home.

Basis

Breakfast

QUOTE/COST/RATE OF THIS

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS KENYA’S GREAT MIGRATION SAFARI

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 2021 01 July  – 31 October  & 16 Dec  – 02 Jan 2022 01 April – 31 May 2021
1 person  Per Person US$3,575.00 US$3,762.00 US$3,196.00
2 persons Per Person US$2,665.00 US$2,854.00 US$2,285.00
3 persons Per Person US$2,363.00 US$2,549.00 US$1,982.00
4 persons Per Person US$2,210.00 US$2,397.00 US$1,830.00
5 persons Per Person US$2,119.00 US$2,306.00 US$1,739.00
6 persons Per Person US$2,062.00 US$2,247.00 US$1,982.00

These rates are commissionable to DREAMMAKERSTOUR by 15%

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 Day 1 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 JEEP 4X4 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER or Safari JEEP 4X4 LANDROVER (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 SIENTE AFRICA:

  • 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 see the details separately
  • 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:

Contract variations

The contractual 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, SIENTE AFRICA 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. SIENTE AFRICA 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 above 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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