AJT063 - KENYA ADVENTURE FAMILY SAFARIS

HIGHLIGTS

Highlights……….

·         Experience safaris in the unparalleled Masai Mara Game Reserve

·         Enjoy scenic variety from Laikipia plateau

 

More to explore…………….

Activities: Game drives, boat ride.

Accommodation: 7 nights in tourist class hotels and lodges.

Transport: Fully equipped custom built safari minivan or 4x4 Land Cruiser

Escort: Kenya Professional Safari Guide rated driver guide or on special request safari guide

Suggest: Beach or Rwanda Gorilla extension or Mount Kilimanjaro extension

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

 

Day Location Accommodation Board Activity
1 Nairobi House of Waine LDBB Arrival trsf, at leisure
2 Masai Mara Nat G.R Siana Intrepids Camp L-DBB Excursion, Flight, P
3 Masai Mara Nat G.R Siana Intrepids Camp LDBB A, P
4 Masai Mara Nat G.R Siana Intrepids Camp LDBB A, P
5 Laikipia Sabuk Lodge - Laikipia LDBB P
6 Laikipia Sabuk Lodge - Laikipia LDBB A, P
7 Laikipia Sabuk Lodge - Laikipia LDBB A, P
8 Departure     Dept trsf


 

L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, Trsf-Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, H/D-Half Day Disposal, F/D-Full Day Disposal.

 

 

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1 - NairobiQ JKIA – INTERNATIONAL ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi you will be met and assisted by an Africa Journeys representative for transfer to the House of Waine, a quaint private house in a quiet suburb of Nairobi. Depending on your arrival schedule you may opt for some of the excursion that we offer or relax at the pool and lovely living areas.  Meals and overnight will be at the House of Waine (LDBB)

 

Day 2 Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast you will visit the nearby Giraffe Center for endangered Rothschild giraffe, followed by the Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (as featured in BBC's Elephant Diaries). After lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant you will be transferred to the Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival you will be met at the airstrip for transfer to your camp. You will have an introductory nature walk with a naturalist is followed by an off-road game drive before returning for dinner and overnight at the Siana Intrepids Camp (L-DBB)

 

Day 3 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Breakfast at the lodge followed by morning and afternoon game drives.

 

{Today you also have an opportunity to go on a spectacular Optional balloon ride across the Masai Mara.  The BALLOON SAFARI ADVENTURE begins in the pre-dawn hours and the magnificent view over the park is thrilling. Towards the end of the flight, you rise to a height of 1500 feet for a panoramic view of the twisting Mara River and the savannah below. After an hour or so in the air, your safari finishes with a flourish: a champagne breakfast in the bush, cooked on the balloon's burners! Please note that this is an optional extra not included in the main tour package price – In the event of unfavourable weather a full refund will be given if the balloon does not take off}.

 

This is your full day to explore the Mara a ravishingly beautiful place that also offers long, undisturbed views and utterly dramatic panoramas.

 

Lunch, dinner and overnight will be at the Siana Intrepids Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 4 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Breakfast at the lodge followed by morning and afternoon game drives. You will have the services of a professional Driver / guide will introduce you to the magnificent birds of Kenya.

 

Return to camp before sunset for an exhilarating bush dinner (arrange for a minimum 6 persons in the group).

 

Meals and overnight will be at the Siana Intrepids Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 5 Laikipia /Sabuk

Today, you will be transferred to the airstrip after breakfast to board a charter flight to the Laikipia region, facing Mt. Kenya. Here, perched high above the Ewaso Nyiro River lies a most delightful lodge with only 5 exquisite cottages open to the wilderness. Other activities include game drives, nature walks, river swims, fishing, sundowners, village visits and just chilling out.

Lunch, dinner and overnight will be at Sabuk Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 6 Laikipia /Sabuk

Breakfast before a full day for you to spend in Sabuk with morning and afternoon game drives. Sabuk Lodge is a fun place for families, with lots of wilderness activities on offer and a great host to look after you. It specializes in guided camel treks led by the Masai, which allow you to experience the real African wilderness where Elephants, Buffalo and Lion roam freely. You may stay in fly camps by the river, great for bonding, or return to the lodge for the night.  Lunch, dinner and overnight will be at Sabuk Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 7 Laikipia /Sabuk

Full day in Sabuk with morning and afternoon game drives with other activities. Sabuk is a superb family retreat that offers great variety and relief to the children after the daily intensive game drives of the Masai Mara. In our opinion, this family safari combined with a beach holiday provides just about the most perfect family holiday in Kenya. Lunch, dinner and overnight will be at the Sabuk Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 8 Depart

After breakfast, take a charter flight to Nanyuki airstrip where and connect with a scheduled flight to Nairobi, or tonight you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. AFRICA JOURNEYS representative will reconfirm your flights and assist at check-in. An optional dayroom can be arranged in Nairobi before transfer to the airport for your onward international flight recommended. (This Family safari is best extended with a beach holiday)

 

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

The Package Includes:

Arrival and departure airport transfers

1 Night accommodation at House of Waine

3 Nights accommodation at Siana Intrepids Camp

3 Nights accommodation at Sabuk lodge

Excursion to Giraffe Centre and Daphne Sheldricks Orphanage

Lunch Carnivore restaurant on day 2

All game drives as per itinerary

All park entrance fees

Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide

Transport in 1 x 7 Seater Minibus for Masai Mara Safari + 4 x 4 vehicle in Sabuk

Hal a litre bottle of mineral water per person per day for while on a road safari in an Africa Journeys vehicle (Masai Mara Safari)

The Package Excludes:

All International Flights + Taxes

Visas

Travel & Personal accident insurance

Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls…etc.

Excursions not detailed in above program

Included flights:

One way scheduled flight Nairobi – Masai Mara

Charter flight Masai Mara – Sabuk

Charter flight Sabuk - Nanyuki

Scheduled flight Nanyuki - Nairobi

Added Value:

Complimentary Africa Journeys pen
Complimentary Africa Journeys Safari Hat

Complimentary 30 days Flying Doctors’ membership within East Africa

Complimentary Africa Journeys 500ml mineral water 

Optional services:

Hot air  balloon ride in Masai Mara  (prices quoted on request)

USD 25.00 per person for cultural visit to a Masai village in the Mara

 

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