Special Tsavo West- Mara Safari

Code: LMJUYH
7 DAYS
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Experience the natural beauty of a luxury Kenya safari. Get close and personal with Africa’s most sought-after wildlife and the annual Great Migration

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Nairobi
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
  • Meet and greet services.
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a safari minibus with pop-up
  • roof (maximum 7 passengers) with a Bi-lingual English speaking driver-guide on shared basis.
  • Guaranteed window seat.
  • Meals and accommodation as specified.
  • All park fees and government taxes.
  • ½ litre bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives.
NOT INCLUDED
  • Airport transfers.
  • Visas and international flights.
  • Airport taxes (clients pay direct).
  • Driver-guide gratuities.
  • Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage.
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance.
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature.
  • Balloon Safari.
  • Passenger Information.
  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags**.
  • The tour is modular and combines with other tours so there may be need for clients to change vehicles on occasion.
ITINERARY

Days of Operation – Daily
Duration – 7 Days
Vehicle – Safari Minibus (Scheduled)
Pick up Point
Sankara Hotel 0730h
Drop off Point JKIA l 1200h
Safari Briefing: Day 01 at 0700hrs approx.
Departs on Day 01: 0730hrs approx.
Returns on Day 08: 1200hrs approx. (flights to be booked)

 

Luggage

Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65×46 cm.
Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at time of briefing. It will be handed over to you on your return from safari. Additional costs may apply to pick up drop off luggage at specific points.

Additional remarks:-

– We may have to reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non- availability
– Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you

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Day 1: ARRIVAL/NAIROBI.

Arrival of your international flight into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. V.I.P meets and greet as you disembark from the plane. You will be assisted as you clear immigration formalities. Transfer to Hemingways Nairobi in Karen. On arrival, you will be met by Hemingways Nairobi staff and assisted for check-in on bed and breakfast. Spend 02 nights on bed and breakfast meal plan.

Set between Nairobi National Park and the foot of the Ngong Hills, Hemingways Nairobi is an exclusive luxury boutique hotel located in the peaceful suburb of Karen far from the bustle of central Nairobi. An all-suite property providing full butler service, a brasserie, a sunset bar and lounge and a spa, this plantation style property is perfectly placed for trips to Nairobi National Park, the David Sheldrick Wildlife trust and the capital.

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Hemingways Nairobi has a sophisticated and tranquil ambiance. Each of the 45 suites is a generous size, all with walk-in dressing rooms and a private terrace with magnificent views of the iconic Ngong Hills. Enjoy a light lunch in the brasserie overlooking the well-tended gardens and the heated swimming pool.

Karen is the site of Karen Blixen’s farm, as highlighted in the film Out of Africa. Her house is now a museum and worth a visit. Take an exhilarating trip to Nairobi National Park to see buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, baboon, zebra, wildebeest, rhino and cheetah. Return to Hemingways Nairobi for a sunset cocktail on the terrace.

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Day 2: NAIROBI/TSAVO WEST: B, L, D.

Breakfast at the camp. Transferred Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Tsavo West National Park departing at 07h30.

Arrive at 0830hrs, Met by Finch Hattons camp vehicle and driver. Transferred to the camp with game drives en-route. Arrive, check-in and rest of the morning at leisure. Afternoon game drives. Spend the next 2 nights at the camp inclusive of Accommodation, All meals, All drinks (excluding premium wines and spirits), Park fees (excluding when booked on exclusive use), Return Finch Hattons airstrip transfers, Scheduled activities (including game drives & sundowners), Use of spa (excluding treatments), Laundry (excluding dry cleaning), Exclusive use of vehicle, butler service & private chef for in suite dining (when booking the Finch Hattons Suite).

Their luxury tented camp is an eclectic blend of eco-friendly accommodation and world-class facilities, encapsulated in the enchanting surroundings of the Kenyan wilderness. Relax in your private suite or by the pool as you watch the resident Hippo pods wallow in the natural spring-pools that flow through the African camp. Savour some of the many culinary delights on our fine-dining and a la carte menus, or take full advantage of the range of activities and facilities we offer, from our renowned bird spotting experiences to private game drives.

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Day 3: TSAVO WEST B,L,D

Full days spent in the park with morning and afternoon game drives. Tsavo is Kenya’s largest national park and comprises two halves, West and East, divided by the main road from Mombasa to Nairobi. The park has historical significance beginning with the building of the “Iron Snake” railway from Mombasa to Uganda over 100 years ago. It was here that the man-eating lions of Tsavo preyed upon the railway workers and held up construction until they were eventually hunted down by Colonel Patterson. The remote Southern part of Tsavo West was the site of several World War 1 battles. More recently in the 1960s and 70s, Tsavo contained enormous numbers of elephant and rhino until poaching took its toll and reduced their presence dramatically. Nowadays, while Tsavo West has outstandingly beautiful landscapes with diverse wildlife habitats, Tsavo East has generally better game viewing as the animals are less spread out. From Kilaguni, great expanses of open plains stretch in all directions with Mount Kilimanjaro, the Chyulu hills, the Taita hills and Ngulia Mountains on different horizons. The views from Roaring rocks and Poacher’s lookout are truly spectacular. Elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino and most common species of plains game and smaller mammals are present so wildlife viewing is varied but requires some patience. A visit to Mzima Springs where crystal clear water bubbles up from underground may reveal hippo and crocodile, seen from an underwater viewing hide. Bird life is extraordinarily colourful and diverse with the Ngulia Mountains hosting many migratory species at certain times of the year. All meals and overnight stay will be at Finch Hattons Tented Camp.

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Day 4: TSAVO/NAIROBI/MASAI MARA: B, L, D.

Breakfast at the camp. Transferred to the Airstrip for your scheduled Safarilink flight to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport departing at 08h30.

09h50: Arrive and connect to another scheduled Air Kenya flight to Masai Mara National Reserve departing at 10h30.

11h15: Arrive, met by Angama Mara Camp vehicle and driver. Transferred to the camp. check-in and lunch. Afternoon game drives. Spend the next 3 nights at Angama Mara Camp inclusive of All safaris into the Mara Triangle, Walking safaris on the Escarpment, All meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne), Laundry service, Emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT and levies, – Child minding.

On the rim of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, overlooking the Mara Triangle, with vast amounts of animals, and most spectacularly the iconic wildebeest migration, lies Angama Mara. A place where the light never sits still. The sun shining through the clouds creates chaotic shadows, ever on the move across the Mara plains. The sky – ‘anga’ in Swahili – melts into the horizon, and it is hard to define where it ends and the earth begins. The lovely Swahili word ‘angama’, meaning ‘hanging or suspended in midair’, inspired the name Angama Mara. The site completely speaks to this, as each tented suite and guest area hangs on the edge of the Rift Valley, with views that quite simply take your breath away.

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Day 5-6 : MASAI MARA-ANGAMA: B, L, D.

Full days spent in the reserve with scheduled safari activities. Elephant and Buffalo abound in the riverine forests, while out on the grasslands Impala and Thompson’s gazelle can be seen together with their attendant predators such as lion, Cheetah, Hyena and Jackal. The Mara is, in fact, the northern part of the Serengeti ecosystem and plays host to the vast herds of migratory wildebeest and zebra during the months of July to October. Lesser known species such as topi, hartebeest, waterbuck Eland and many small mammals create a kaleidoscopic picture of wildlife. All meals and overnight stay will be at Angama Mara Camp.

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Day 7: MASAI MARA/NAIROBI/DEPART: B, L,.

Breakfast at the camp. Transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled Air Kenya flight to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport departing at 11h30

13h00: Arrive, met by our representatives and transferred to Hemingways Nairobi. Dayroom use/Lunch will be provided.

18h00: Met and transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international flight out.

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