9 Days / 8 Nights Dazzling Kenya Safari

Arrive/Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve – Nakuru – Amboseli National Park – Tsavo West National Park – Tsavo East National Park – /Depart & fly back home or drop off Coast/Beach Mombasa

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Tamarind Tree Hotel Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B    1 Night
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Masai Mara National Reserve Day 2 Day 4 FB  2 Nights
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Lake Nakuru National Park Day 4 Day 5 FB    1 Night
Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli National Park Day 5 Day 7 FB  2 Nights
Severin Safari Camp Tsavo West National Park Day 7 Day 8 FB    1 Night
Satao Tented Camp Tsavo East National Park Day 8 Day 9 FB    1 Night
Not Included Transfer for International departure out Day 9 Day 9 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

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

DAY 1: TAMARIND TREE 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 ex international flight ETA .., you will clear with customs and immigration procedures. You will then be met by a AMA Safaris representative outside the arrivals hall for transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Tamarind Tree Hotel – BB

Overnight: Tamarind Tree Hotel   

Tamarind Tree Hotel is ideally located just 5 km 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 neighbouring 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 traveller. 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

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: 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 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

Breakfast at the hotel followed by check out. Depart Nairobi and drive over to the famous Masai Mara. Arrive at your lodge well in time for lunch. Afternoon game drives in Masai Mara.

Overnight: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge          

Located on the slopes of Oloolaimutia Hills, this is one of the first lodges to be built in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.  Guests are drawn to the ethnic design of this Lodge, which itself is surrounded by a landscape rich in flora, from wild olive, bitter aloe vera, croton and Mexican trees.

The Lodge has 50 round buildings, each with two rooms. Eight of the 50 cottages have interconnecting rooms. The honeymoon suite is situated at the top of the property providing an uninterrupted view.  This very spacious suite has a king-size bed, a shower and a sunken bath.  A spacious verandah is perfect to watch the sunset or enjoy private meals.

There are 12 suites, each with a large living area, spacious bedroom with either one l king size bed or two queen-size beds, mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom with shower, coffee table with chairs and a mini-bar on request .  The standard rooms equally have a choice of one king size bed or two queen size beds with mosquito nets and en-suite bathrooms with shower.  Each has a verandah with two safari chairs.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: MASAI MARA SOPA LODGE, MASAI MARA        

Day Itinerary

The early morning calm air of the Masai Mara has made possible the introduction of Hot Air Balloon flights, available as an optional tour of a hot air balloon ride to see the park from a bird’s eye view, from leading lodges and camps in the reserve. (Please reserve early to avoid disappointment for this adventure!). Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve.  After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. Lunch and late afternoon game viewing drive.

OPTION: A full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes (full day game drive including visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and a great chance to view the “Big Five”. You will have picnic lunch at Hippo Pool. Return to your lodge late in the afternoon). Later just relax or visit the nearby Masai village as an optional excursion

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: LAKE NAKURU SOPA LODGE, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK         

Nakuru

Nakuru is a city on the shores of western Kenya’s Lake Nakuru, within a reserve that sprawls across almost 200Km². It is the capital of Nakuru County, located in the Great Rift Valley.

Ten kilometres from town lies the massive Menengai Crater. A hiking trail leads up to the rim of this ancient caldera, offering bird’s eye views over the lake and surrounds then plunges 400 metres down to the floor below, where you will find ancient forests. Lake Nakuru National Park, surrounding Nakuru, is home to exceptional birdlife, as well as over 50 varieties of mammals. These include lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, rhino, antelope and various primates.

Day Itinerary

Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the Lodge. Depart Mara and drive over to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrival in time for lunch, afternoon game drive, later return to the lodge for dinner and

Overnight: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge         

Lake Nakuru Sopa lodge is located on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley; the Lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of Lake Nakuru and its surrounding National Park.

The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos and other water birds being the major attraction of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white and black rhino, buffaloes and others.

The Lodge is 20km from the park main gate and 15 minutes drive from Naishi airstrip. Lodge accommodation consists of 60 rooms which include 2 inter-connecting rooms, 2 rooms accessible on wheel chair. Rooms are grouped into single, twin or triple rooms. All rooms have a clear view of the lake and you are able to view the sun rise from the balcony. All rooms have safe box, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar is stocked on request and telephone extension is also provided in all rooms.

Basis:

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5: OL TUKAI 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, drive to Amboseli National Park, via Nairobi for early lunch to arrive late in the afternoon for game drive. Enjoy afternoon game drive, and the beautiful views of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Overnight: Ol Tukai Lodge  

Ol Tukai Lodge is one of the best spots in the world to watch elephants with the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Writers have described Ol Tukai and the surrounding Amboseli National Park as ‘a home for the gods’. A place of rugged beauty, abundant water, lush green grass and forest, set like an oasis in the surrounding savannah shrubland. To crown it all, this is where you get one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights – dawn breaks and the sunsets over the 19,000-foot snow-capped dome of Africa’s highest mountain!

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6: OL TUKAI 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 Ol Tukai 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 7: SEVERIN SAFARI CAMP, TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK          

Tsavo West National Park

Located in Kenya’s Coast Province, Tsavo West National Park stretches for over 9000km² and is one of Kenya’s most rewarding parks. Tsavo West is covered in fairly thick bush but has spectacular natural scenery which includes volcanic cones, swamps, rocky outcrops and lava flows, mountains, river forest, plains, lakes, natural springs and wooded grassland. Although the game is not as easy to spot as in Tsavo East, it’s all here. Natural attractions include: the Mzima Springs, the main source of water for the Tsavo River; the Chaimu Crater; and the Roaring Rocks, offering panoramic views. Visitors can soak up the dramatic scenery, stay at one of the many fine lodges and spot a variety of wildlife.

Day Itinerary

Breakfast and checkout, Game drive to Tsavo West National Park with game drive enroute, arrive in time for lunch. Thereafter, afternoon game drives in Tsavo West National Park with visit to Mzima Springs and Shetani Lava Floor. Later return to the camp for dinner and overnight

Overnight: Severin Safari Camp     

Being connected with the great Kenyan wild nature, experience the unique play of colours of dawn and dusk, listening to the voices of the wilderness, being at peace with yourself – all this and so much more is offered by Severin Safari Camp. Amidst Tsavo West National Park we have created a place that reflects the deep bond with the country like nothing else.

The camp welcomes our guests with a unique combination of adventure, relaxation and wellness, very personal service and culinary highlights amidst the African wilderness. Located between the famous Mzima Springs and the big Tsavo River you will find our unfenced Severin Safari Camp.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 8: SATAO TENTED CAMP, TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK          

Tsavo East National Park

Separating northern and southern Kenya, Tsavo East National Park features bushy grasslands, open plains dotted with baobabs alternating with semi-arid acacia scrub and lush woodlands. The arid environment with its unique red earth creates spectacular photo opportunities. This park is home to some of the largest elephant and buffalo herds in Kenya. Tsavo East boasts a rich biodiversity and is said to be one of the last remaining wildernesses. Visitors can enjoy many wonderful attractions including: Galana River and Lugard’s Falls; the magnificent Yatta Plateau; and Mudanda Rock, a natural viewpoint which overlooks a much visited and photographed drinking hole. The south of the park is busier, while north of Galana is a remarkably quiet wilderness where visitors can enjoy this unspoilt beauty.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast and check out, drive to Tsavo East National Park to arrive in time for lunch. Thereafter, afternoon game drives in Tsavo East National Park.

Overnight: Satao Tented Camp      

Satao Camp takes you back to the classical Out of Africa safari with green canvas tents, bush style showers and personal and friendly service; evoking a feeling of the true ‘Old African’ experience. Our location is indisputably unique; nestled beneath the shade of the old Tamarind trees, just in front of a very favoured waterhole, our guests are ensured breathtaking view to the many elephants coming daily for a drink and a refreshing wash.

Satao Camp consists of 20 classical canvas tents, dining room, reception, gift shop and an observation tower overlooking our waterhole. We have 4 luxury suites for honeymooners or guests who feel for a little extra luxury, 6 family tents and 10 standard tents. 1 tent has been carefully constructed to accommodate guests with physically challenges. The tents are all en-suite with unique African furniture, comfortable beds, electricity and a spacious bathroom with hand wash basins, flush toilets and bush style showers. Every evening or on request our staff will bring you hot water for the most wonderful safari shower experience. The luxury tents have solar heated showers. All tents are carefully positioned and have a private verandah from which one can enjoy the scenery and the many elephants that comes to drink, wash and groom each other during the day and the night.

Basis:

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 9: END OF ITINERARY       

Day Itinerary

Early breakfast followed by the final game drive. Leave the park through the Bachuma gate and you drive to Diani South Coast in Mombasa, lunch own arrangement. Or Depart back home from Nairobi. End of our services –

Basis

Breakfast

QUOTE/COST/RATE OF THIS

9DAYS / 8NIGHTS DAZZLING KENYA 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 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
2 persons Per Person
3 persons Per Person
4 persons Per Person
5 persons Per Person
6 persons Per Person

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 LAND CRUISER or Safari JEEP 4X4 LAND ROVER (Non A/C – private usage) with a pop up roof for maximum game viewing comfort with a professional English speaking driver/guide.
  • Internal flights Naivasha – Masai mara – Nairobi
  • 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 link
  • Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, porterage etc.
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Tips
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • 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 15 kgs 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 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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