8 Days / 7 Nights Kilimanjaro & Great Rift Valley Safari 

Arrive/Nairobi – Amboseli National Park – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara – Nairobi/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation  preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

 Duration

Jacaranda Hotel Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B     1 Night
Amboseli Sopa Lodge Amboseli National Park Day 2 Day 4 FB   2 Nights
Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort Lake Naivasha Day 4 Day 6 FB   2 Nights
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Masai Mara National Reserve Day 5 Day 7 FB   2 Nights
Not Included Transfer for International departure Day 7 Day 7 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

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

LDBB: Lunch, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

DAY 1: JACARANDA HOTEL, 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

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will clear with customs and immigration procedures. Met by a AMA Safaris representative outside the arrivals lounge for transfer to your hotel, you will be assisted with check in formalities. Dinner on own arrangement. Overnight at the Jacaranda Hotel – BB

Overnight: Jacaranda Hotel            

Jacaranda hotel has a seasoned history of hosting international and local business as well as leisure travelers dating back in the early 1960’s when it was popularly known as the Agip Motel.

It later went through a major renovation while under the management of Block Hotels (Landmark hotel) and was in the year 2003 re – branded under the now Jacaranda Hotels Kenya. Jacaranda Hotels is a Kenyan landmark hotel group and has been a symbol of quality and elegance over the years. The Jacaranda Nairobi hotel, located at the heart of Westlands, has been the first choice hotel of celebrities, business travelers and leisure travel since it’s opening in 1964.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

DAY 2: AMBOSELI SOPA LODGE, 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

After breakfast, you will be picked up at 0730hrs and start your drive to Amboseli National Park. Arrive in time for lunch, have an   afternoon game drive in this expansive park which is home to Elephants, buffalos, Wilde beast, zebra, giraffes, impalas and several predators, return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge – LDBB.

Overnight: Amboseli Sopa Lodge  

Nestled in 190 acres of wooded Masai land, the Lodge sits on the foothills of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.  Mature wooded gardens with a variety of trees and plants thrive in these surroundings.  Different species of birds, monkeys and squirrels dart through the gardens. There are 83 rooms in total; some with interconnecting doors – ideal for families – and 24 rooms can be turned into triples on request.  Two rooms are suitable for the physically challenged, and one room is a honeymoon suite.  The rooms are constructed as individual huts, and they are all spacious, with en-suite bathrooms and verandahs.  Local materials and colours are used for furnishings, maintaining the African theme.  The totally private and spacious honeymoon suite has an ornamental fireplace and kitchenette.  A spacious verandah surrounds the suite, ideal for viewing the mountain in its glory.

Basis

Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: AMBOSELI SOPA LODGE, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK          

Day Itinerary

Spend a full day game drive with picnic lunch or After breakfast, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives at Amboseli national park.

All meals and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge – LDBB

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 6000 metres 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 assortment 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.

Basis:

Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: 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 boat excursions around the lake as well as to Crescent Island for spectacular bird watching opportunities. Other popular activities include: guided nature walks, horse riding, village visits and tours to neighbouring national parks.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast you will be collected for the day’s drive taking you to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, destination Lake Naivasha,   you have lunch at Carnivore restaurant  then proceed to Naivasha , later on you will enjoy 1 hour boat ride Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge  – LDBB.

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 5: LAKE NAIVASHA SOPA RESORT, LAKE NAIVASHA

Day Itinerary

Enjoy your breakfast at Naivasha Sopa Resort, then you will depart to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch to be served at a Lake Nakuru Lodge in the Park.

Enjoy game viewing at Lake Nakuru National park. In the evening, return to your lodge for

Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge – LDBB

Basis

Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: MASAI MARA SOPA LODGE, 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

After breakfast, 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 lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drives until sunset. Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge – LDBB

Overnight: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge         

Located on the slopes of Oloongams Hills, it is one of the first lodges to be built in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Guests are drawn to this lodge built in an ethnic design, surrounded by a rich landscape, covered in fauna, from huge desert cacti to sweet smelling jasmine flowers, all within the fabled Masai Mara game reserve.

Basis

Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7: MASAI MARA SOPA LODGE, MASAI MARA        

Day Itinerary

{Early morning optional balloon ride with champagne-style breakfast at EXTRA COST}

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$450.00 – US$475.00 per person)

Whole day in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives.

Meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge -LDBB

Basis

Full Board: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

After breakfast and check out, you will be driven back to Nairobi. You will be dropped off at Wilson airport for your flight optional to Diani Beach South Coast Mombasa or Zanzibar or Gorrilla Trekking in Rwanda/Uganda

Basis

Breakfast

QUOTE/COST/RATE OF THIS

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS KILIMANJARO & GREAT RIFT VALLEY 

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 2022

01 April – 31 May 2021
1 person  Per Person US$2,970.00 US$3,200.00 US$2,790.00
2 persons Per Person US$2,245.00 US$2,475.00 US$2,065.00
3 persons Per Person US$2,006.00 US$2,236.00 US$1,824.00
4 persons Per Person US$1,882.00 US$2,115.00 US$1,704.00
5 persons Per Person US$1,810.00 US$2,040.00 US$1,630.00
6 persons Per Person US$1,762.00 US$1,992.00 US$1,582.00

Optional Services while on Safari

  • Visit to a Maasai village at: US$35.00 Per Person in Masai Mara
  • 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
  • Lake Naivasha Boat Ride + Visit to the Crescent Island subject to weather conditions.
  • 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:

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