8 Days  – 7 Nights Executive Grand Sky Safari Kenya

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destination

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Hemingways Nairobi Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B 1 Night
Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli Amboseli National Park Day 2 Day 4 FB+ 2 Nights
Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru Meru National Park Day 4 Day 6 FB+ 2 Nights
Elewana Sand River Masai Mara Masai Mara National Reserve Day 6 Day 8 FB+ 2 Nights
Not Included Fly to Nairobi for your International  departure flight Day 8 Day 8 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Scheduled activities

TBA:-To be advised.

Internal Light Aircraft / Charter Flight

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 2 Charter flight TBA Wilson Airport [WIL] TBA Amboseli TBA
Day 4 Charter flight Amboseli Airstrip Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru
Day 6 Charter flight Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru Keekorok Airstrip Masai Mara
Day 8 Charter flight Keekorok Airstrip Masai mara Wilson Airport [WIL]

DAY 1: HEMINGWAYS 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

Welcome to Kenya!You shall arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where upon arrival, you will be welcomed and met by our AMA Safaris representative and chauffeured to your hotel in Nairobi.

Dinner and Overnight: Hemmingway’s Nairobi:  

Hemingways Nairobi, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the world, is an elegant boutique hotel situated in Nairobi’s Karen residential area with magnificent views of the nearby Ngong hills. Sensitively designed for the discerning business and leisure traveller, Hemingways Nairobi offers the full facilities expected in a modern day luxury boutique hotel. The hotel offers forty-five luxury suites which include the Hemingways suite, The Blixen suite, 19 Executive rooms and 24 deluxe rooms. The Hemingways Nairobi Brasserie serves classic dishes and the very best of local and international cuisine and is open everyday for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: ELEWANA TORTILIS CAMP AMBOSELI, 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

Breakfast at Hemmingway’s Nairobi.

Check-out and transfer to Wilson Airport Nairobi, gateway to the flying safaris in Kenya. Time to board the Executive Charter Flight which will now take to the Air! Flight to Amboseli National Park.

After a scenic 45 minutes flight, you will land in the middle of the Park, where  our driver guide or the team from Tortilis Camp will warmly welcome you. Enjoy your first game drive en- route to the camp, where you will arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive.

Your stay at Tortilis Camp is for 2 nights in an en-suite Safari Tent, and is on All-Inclusive Basis (Includes all Meals, Bush Activities and Drinks – Excluding premium drinks).

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight: Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli

Amboseli is best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and the local elephant population. There are over 1000 elephants in the park’s eco-system, featuring some of the largest in Africa. Elewana Tortilis Camp is situated in one of Amboseli’s areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland, with the majestic backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, and the World’s highest free-standing mountain, snow-capped Kilimanjaro. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the park, and within a private 30,000 acre game concession. The tents are all spacious, with king or twin beds and elegant ensuite bathrooms. There is a main lounge, bar and dining area, all exquisitely built with natural materials and thatched roofs.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 3: ELEWANA TORTILIS CAMP AMBOSELI, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Day Itinerary

Rise early to watch the African plains game wake up on a game drive and stop for a bush breakfast.
Hot lunch will be served at the lodge. If you feel like stretching your legs and seeing the wilderness from a different perspective this afternoon there is a walking safari.

Alternatively you can have another game drive, with both activities culminating in cocktails watching the sunset, before returning to camp for dinner.

All meals and overnight ElewanaTortilis Camp Amboseli.

All-Inclusive Basis (Includes all Meals, Bush Activities and Drinks – Excluding Premium Drinks).

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 4: ELEWANA ELSA’S KOPJE MERU, MERU NATIONAL PARK         

Meru National Park

Situated east of Meru, in beautiful Kenya, Meru National Park is one of the most popular parks in Kenya. Covering over 800 square kilometres, this park is wild and beautiful featuring diverse scenery with lush swamplands, thick jungle, vast savannah, and no less than thirteen rivers. Game to view includes some of the less regularly sighted animals like oryx, lesser kudu, duiker, dik-dik and over 300 species of birds have been recorded. It is here that Else the famous lion from the book and movie ‘Born Free’ lived out the latter part of her life and is buried. Visitors can soak up the spectacular views of Mount Kenya, spot game along the Tana River and view the cascading Adamson’s Falls.

Day Itinerary

Rise early for a game drive, back in time to the camp for breakfast. Check out, and transfer back to the Amboseli airstrip. The plane will now take you to Meru National Park located in the region of Mount Kenya.

Our driverguide will welcome you and transfer to the Lodge, where lunch will be served. You will be offered a massage for pure relaxation, or alternatively go on a game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge. Your stay a t Elsa’s Kopje is for 2 nights in a Cottage Suite, and is on All-Inclusive Basis (Includes all Meals, Bush Activities and Drinks – Excluding Premium Drinks).

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru

Elewana Elsa’s Kopje remains one of the most elegant lodges in Africa, in one of the most spectacular settings. Every cottage has a spectacular view and is uniquely designed and crafted, incorporating the natural features of the rocky hillside. Elewana Elsa’s Kopje offers ensuite cottages, honeymoon cottages, a family cottage and a private house. Rooms feature standard amenities and come with spacious double or twin beds with elegantly appointed bathrooms.

Facilities include an open bar, lounge and dining room with an exceptionally inviting infinity pool overlooking the Meru plains. Elewana Elsa’s Kopje is renowned for its delicious cuisine. Guests can eat at their own individual tables and dinner is almost always outside, with candlelit tables laid out under the stars. Private romantic dinners can also be arranged. A wild and semi-arid landscape, dotted with doum palms and traversed by weaving green lines of the 13 life-giving rivers, Meru National Park offers wonderful game watching opportunities, and is one of the best locations to view rhino in their natural habitat.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 5: ELEWANA ELSA’S KOPJE MERU, MERU NATIONAL PARK         

Day Itinerary

Your best chance of spotting game is early in the morning or late afternoon, so rise early and head off into the wilderness.

After a morning filled with excitement return to the lodge to relax and to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Explore more of Meru National Park on a game drive with sundowner drinks served overlooking the park, before returning to the lodge in time for dinner.

All meals and Overnight Elsa’s Kopje and is on All-Inclusive Basis (Includes all Meals, Bush Activities and Drinks – Excluding Premium Drinks).

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 6: ELEWANA SAND RIVER MASAI MARA, 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 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 National 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

Enjoy a brisk nature walk and enjoy the views from up the hill which forms the Kopje (or small rocky outcrop) that Elsa’s is built on. Enjoy the rest of the morning at leisure before lunch will be served overlooking Meru National Park.

Your SkySafari pilot will be waiting to take you on a 90-minute flight to the world famous Masai Mara where you land in the middle of the reserve.

Our driver guide will welcome you at the Keekorok airstrip. You will be transferred to the camp with a game drive en-route. Dinner and overnight at the Camp. Your stay at Sand River Masai Mara is for 2 nights in a Luxurious Safari Tent, and is on All-Inclusive Basis (Includes all Meals, Bush Activities and Drinks – Excluding Premium Drinks).

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight: Elewana Sand River Masai Mara

Situated along the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Elewana Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya on a secluded and picturesque site. The camp enjoys stunning views over the Sand River and out to the neighbouring grassy hills and plains of Tanzania.

The camp sits on the migration route for the millions of wildebeest, zebra and Thompson’s gazelle that move between Serengeti and Maasai Mara every year. Guests enjoy the privilege of exclusive views of the plains and hills dotted with thousands of animals as well as being in the thick of the excitement of frenetic and famed river crossings, all from the comfort of camp.

Comprising of 16 tented accommodations, Elewana Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s. Divided into two separate but adjoining campsites of 10 and 6 tents, each area possessing its own designated dining and public areas, Elewana Sand River Masai Mara provides an atmosphere of exclusivity and class.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 7: ELEWANA SAND RIVER MASAI MARA, MASAI MARA          

Day Itinerary

Early breakfast, followed by a full day of game viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. A picnic hamper lunch will be served out in the wilds. Stop at an authentic Masai Village to interact and learn about the customs and culture of this colorful tribe.

Back to the Camp for a Farewell Dinner.

All meals and Overnight Elewana Sand River Camp Masai mara and is on All-Inclusive Basis (Includes all Meals, Bush Activities and Drinks – Excluding Premium Drinks).

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 8: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

Bush breakfast followed by game drive, back to Camp for lunch.

Mid afternoon, you will be transferred back to the Keekorok airstrip for your Charter flight to Wilson Airport Nairobi.

Our representative will welcome you upon arrival we will stop at one of Nairobi’s restaurants where dinner is served, then later you will be chauffeured to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your outbound International flight back home.

Basis

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

QUOTE/COST/RATE OF THIS

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS EXECUTIVE GRAND SKY SAFARI KENYA

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 05 Jan – 31 Mar, 01 June – 30 June, 01 Nov – 19 Dec 01 Jul – 31 Oct 2021

20 Dec – 04 Jan 2022

01 April – 31 May 2021           
1 person  Per Person US$ 7,777.00 US$8,408.00 US$7,025.00
2 persons Per Person US$6,656.00 US$7,283.00 US$5,900.00
3 persons Per Person US$6,277.00 US$6,908.00 US$5,525.00
4 persons Per Person US$6,090.00 US$6,721.00 US$5,337.00
5 persons Per Person US$5,977.00 US$6,608.00 US$5,225.00
6 persons Per Person US$5,902.00 US$6,533.00 US$5,150.00

These rates are NET

OPTIONS & ENHANCEMENTS

  • Exclusive use of game drive vehicle per vehicle for the entire Executive Grand Sky Safari itinerary : $2,058.00
  • Balloon Safari, per adult or child > 8 years : US$450.00
  • Children in own room (minimum 2 / maximum 3) : 75% of the per person adult rate
  • Children under 12 sharing with 1 adult. Child(ren) are paying under 12 child rate and the adult is paying adult single room rate

ABOVE MAIN TOUR COSTS INCLUDES

  • When booked, the Nairobi overnight is at Hemingways on Halfboard, drinks* included
  • All domestic flights in SkySafari’s executive aircraft (depending on schedule of international outbound flight)
  • All statutory taxes for the flights mentioned above
  • All Inclusive/Full board accommodation, drinks and laundry services at Amboseli Tortilis Camp – 2 nights, Meru Elsa’s Kopje – 2 nights, Sand River Masai Mara Camp – 2 nights
  • Shared daytime game drives in specially adapted Jeep 4×4 Landcruiser/Landrover game drive vehicles
  • Services of an English-speaking driver-guide. Multilingual guide on request on the day of booking.
  • Safari activities such as: bush breakfast, walking safari, scenic sundowners, massage, nature walk, authentic Masai village visit, farewell dinner.
  • All transfers, including to / from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
  • Medical Emergency Evacuation Insurance
  • Drinks include: mineral water, soft drinks, juices, tea/coffee, beer, house wines, selected spirits

OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE  

  • The cost of obtaining visas; Kenya visa can be got at ease online https://evisa.go.ke
  • Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone.
  • Gratuities for driver guides and porters during the safari i.e tips, porterage etc.
  • International flights i.e. airfare to and from destination
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • All other expenses that are purely of a personal nature.
  • All other items that are not mentioned in ‘our price includes’.

 Please note; 

  • Luggage limit of one soft bag per person during travel in Kenya.  Hard cases  should be avoided as they cannot fit in safari vehicles
  • This Itinerary can be combined with a beach holiday to Mombasa, Lamu, Watamu Zanzibar, Quirimbas, Anantara Medjumbe Island or Bazaruto

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Payment

On confirmation of booking, a 40% non – refundable deposit is required. Balance of 60% payment is due not later than 6 weeks (60 days) prior to departure

  • All prices are quoted NETT and exclude any bank charges related to the transaction.

Please note that you are responsible for the cost of any bank charges incurred in any of the payment processes and payments must be made in the currency in which the quotation was accepted, or in which the invoice is made out.

  • All payments should be made through electronic or telegraphic bank transfer (TT)
  • Please ensure that you advise your SWIFT code and the relevant reservation number when making payment.
  • Please email your payment confirmation to your dedicated consultant at Kenya.

Please note that in some circumstances, full payment is required to secure reservations of this type of tour to which you will be advised on confirmation of booking.

Cancellation Conditions

Cancellations are only effective on receipt of written notification.

Cancellation conditions vary from supplier to supplier and in certain cases stricter cancellation conditions may apply. Please enquire with our consultant for specific cancellation conditions pertaining to your booking.

To cover all variances Our General cancellation conditions are:

Confirmation – 91 days before travel:  20 – 25% (non-refundable deposit)

90 – 46 days before travel: 50% cancellation fee

45 – 0 days before travel: 100% cancellation fee

ALTERATION TO ITINERARY:

Unforeseen circumstances including but not limited to war, mechanical breakdowns, weather, riots and other unforeseen reasons beyond the control of the Company may cause delays or alterations to the tour. The Company shall not be held liable in any way for any of these possible occurrences or any consequences, which may arise as a result of these. Although every effort is made to adhere to the itinerary, we reserve the right to occasionally change routes as due to changing conditions. We reserve the right to alter itineraries after departure if it is in the Client’s interest to do so.

ACCOMMODATION:

This quotations are subject to availability at the time of confirmation. Once we receive your confirmation we will go ahead and make bookings with the establishments included in the quotation. In case of non availability an alternative accommodation of the same standard will be sourced and communicated to you in a booking update

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