8 Days / 7 Nights Kenya Great Rift Valley And Mount Kenya Safari

Arrive/Nairobi – Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park – Mount Kenya – Nairobi/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Tamarind Tree Hotel Carnivore Nairobi Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 HB           1 Night
La Maison Royale Mara Camp Masai Mara National Reserve Day 2 Day 5 FB         3 Nights
Lake Nakuru Lodge Lake Nakuru National Park Day 5 Day 6 FB           1 Night
Serena Mountain Lodge Mount Kenya Day 6 Day 7 FB           1 Night
Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport Nairobi Day 7 Day 8 B&B           1 Night
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 8 Day 8 Breakfast  Not Included

Key
HB: Half Board:
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.

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

B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

DAY 1: TAMARIND TREE HOTEL CARNIVORE 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

Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport ex international flight met and assisted by a AMA Safaris representative.

Transfer to your hotel for check in, rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant & overnight at the Tamarind Tree Hotel – DBB

Overnight: Tamarind Tree Hotel Carnivore Nairobi        

Tamarind Tree Hotel Carnivore Nairobi is ideally located just 5km to the southwest of Nairobi within the spacious Carnivore grounds and it’s iconic Carnivore Restaurant. The hotel offers easy access to all parts of the city, it’s national park, as well as to the country’s many diverse attractions via the neighboring Wilson Airport and Southern Bypass. The nearby Langata and Karen suburbs are among the liveliest and most popular in Nairobi with world-class shopping malls and excellent restaurants. Tamarind Tree Hotel is perfect for both the business and leisure traveler. The hotel’s world-class amenities will ensure your meetings are effortless and successful, whilst their outstanding leisure facilities and genuine service ensure that all guests experience the very best of Tamarind hospitality.

Basis

Half Board:- Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: 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 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 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 an American 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 La Maison Royale Camp – FB.

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 Conservatory 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, deers 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 3: LA MAISON ROYALE MARA 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 La Maison Royale Camp or similar – 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 are balloons with a flying capacity of 16 passengers and of 12 passengers (all this is extra at US$450 – US$490 per person)

Basis

Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: LA MAISON ROYALE MARA 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!

After a sumptuous lunch at your lodge, proceed for another exciting game drive, where you can expect to see the famous ‘Big 5’.

Accommodation at Mara la Maison Royale Tented Camp – FB

Basis

Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: LAKE NAKURU LODGE, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK          

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.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru National park. The park is famous for its millions of pink flamingos lining on the lake shore.  Arrive in time for hot lunch at your lodge. In the afternoon proceed on an afternoon inside the park. The Park is also Sanctuary to the Black Rhino, White Rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. Bird life include common species like the lesser and Greater Flamingos, African fish Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Green Wood Hoopoes, Cliff Chat, Great White and Pink Backed Pelicans plus other intra- African Migrants.  Later drive back for dinner and overnight Lake Nakuru Lodge – FB

Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge      

Situated in the wonderland of Kenya. The Lake Nakuru Lodge provides quality and service that makes it one of the finest lodges in the world, and perfect relaxation getaway. The lodge blends in well with it’s environment, allowing for commanding views of the Lesser Flamingo Interspersed with the greater flamingo for which Lake Nakuru is justly famous. With an array of accommodation options, this is a getaway of a lifetime.

Basis

Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: SERENA MOUNTAIN LODGE, MOUNT KENYA    

Mount Kenya

Rising up from the heart of the Kenyan landscape, the snow-capped Mount Kenya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is Africa’s second highest mountain reaching an impressive 5199 metres in height, which is an awe-inspiring sight. Visitors can explore its surrounding forests, trout-filled streams and game reserve; or for the more adventurous, summit the peak. While Mount Kilimanjaro is an easier climb, Mount Kenya is more of a challenge as it has a higher technical difficulty, however, Point Lenana can be easily reached by a fit hiker. Visitors can look forward to a variety of wonderful activities such as: cave exploration, mountain climbing, camping, and game viewing. Commonly spotted wildlife include: elephant, mongoose, duiker, bushbuck, eland and over 130 bird species.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast at 0800hrs drive towards to Mount Kenya and check in at Mountain Lodge Serena based at the shadows of the world famous Mount Kenya. On a clear day, you will see the magnificent mountain in its full splendor. Sailing like an ark amid the primeval forests of Kenya’s highest mountain, Mount Kenya, this timbered tree hotel offers champagne-clear mountain air, sweeping views across the tree-canopy, sparkling trout streams, and gentle forest walks. Located at 2,134 metres above sea level, on the lower slopes of the mountain, our Mount Kenya lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-sightings. The open-air viewing-deck looks down on to its own water hole and salt-lick, which attracts numerous herds of elephant and buffalo.

There is also a tunnel leading to a photo-hide, which offers spectacular viewing and photographic opportunities just meters away from the wildlife at the water hole. Arrive at your Lodge in time for lunch and spend the rest of afternoon enjoying the wildlife as they come to drink at the water hole. Dinner and overnight at the Serena Mountain Lodge – FB

Overnight: Serena Mountain Lodge          

Sailing like an ark amid the primeval forests of Kenya’s highest mountain, Mount Kenya, this timbered tree hotel offers champagne-clear mountain air, sweeping views across the tree-canopy, sparkling trout streams, and gentle forest walks. Located at 2,134 metres above sea level, on the lower slopes of the mountain, the lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-sightings. The open-air viewing-deck looks down on to its own water hole and salt-lick, which attracts numerous herds of elephant and buffalo. There is also a tunnel leading to a photo-hide, which offers spectacular viewing and photographic opportunities just metres away from the wildlife at the water hole.

Basis

Full Board:- Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON NAIROBI AIRPORT, NAIROBI   

Nairobi

As previously described

Day Itinerary

After breakfast check out and drive via the Aberdares with a brief stop. Arrive Nairobi in time for lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed a city tour, visit Giraffe Center. Check in at your city hotel, dinner and overnight at the Four points by Sheraton Airport Hotel.

Overnight: Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport       

Conveniently located within the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Complex, The Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport hotel is the ideal stopover for travellers.  Whether on business and needing a functional space to work or schedule meetings, or a leisure tourist wanting a respite from the African heat before the next journey, the hotel offers a warm and invigorating space.

QUOTE/COST/RATE OF THIS

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS KENYA GREAT RIFT VALLEY AND MOUNT 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 03Jan – 31 March, June & Nov – 15 Dec 2022 01 July  – 31 Oct  & 16 Dec  – 02 Jan 2022 01 April – 31 May 2022
1 person  Per Person US$2,895.00 US$3,078.00 US$2,706.00
2 persons Per Person US$2,274.00 US$2,457.00 US$2,085.00
3 persons Per Person US$2,068.00 US$2,250.00 US$1,878.00
4 persons Per Person US$1,967.00 US$2,146.00 US$1,775.00
5 persons Per Person US$1,900.00 US$ 2,094.00 US$1,714.00
6 persons Per Person US$1,860.00 US$2,043.00 US$1,672.00

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 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 safari JEEP 4×4 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER or Safari JEEP 4×4 LAND ROVER (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 online
  • 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 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 duffel 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 endeavor 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, 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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