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Kenya Safari Experience

8 Days, Nairobi to Nairobi
Kenya Safari Experience

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An African safari is one of the ultimate experiences every traveller should have, and this eight-day adventure in Kenya is the ideal introduction. Ride on daily game driv read more...

What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 07 nights accommodation (Hotels (07 nts)).
  • 07 breakfasts, 06 lunches, 5 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (7-seat 4x4 safari van).
  • Arrival transfer.
  • Entrance and game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli National Park.
  • Lecture from Kenya Wildlife Service.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
  • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 100-130 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Nairobi
Day 2 Nairobi/Masai Mara
Day 3 Masai Mara
Day 4 Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 5 Lake Nakuru National Park/Amboseli National Park
Day 6 Amboseli National Park
Day 7 Amboseli National Park/Nairobi
Day 8 Nairobi
Departures
  • Aug
    2017
  • Sep
    2017
  • Nov
    2017
  • Dec
    2017
  • Jan
    2018
  • Feb
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Jun
    2018
  • Jul
    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Sep
    2018
  • Oct
    2018
  • Nov
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Jan
    2019
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sun, 13 Aug '17
  • Sun, 20 Aug '17
  • Sun, 20 Aug '17
  • Sun, 27 Aug '17
  • Sat, 02 Sep '17
  • Sat, 09 Sep '17
  • Sat, 18 Nov '17
  • Sat, 25 Nov '17
  • Sat, 25 Nov '17
  • Sat, 02 Dec '17
  • Sat, 02 Dec '17
  • Sat, 09 Dec '17
  • Sat, 16 Dec '17
  • Sat, 23 Dec '17
  • Sat, 23 Dec '17
  • Sat, 30 Dec '17
  • Sat, 06 Jan '18
  • Sat, 13 Jan '18
  • Sat, 13 Jan '18
  • Sat, 20 Jan '18
  • Sun, 14 Jan '18
  • Sun, 21 Jan '18
  • Sun, 21 Jan '18
  • Sun, 28 Jan '18
  • Sun, 28 Jan '18
  • Sun, 04 Feb '18
  • Sun, 04 Feb '18
  • Sun, 11 Feb '18
  • Sat, 10 Feb '18
  • Sat, 17 Feb '18
  • Sun, 11 Feb '18
  • Sun, 18 Feb '18
  • Sun, 18 Feb '18
  • Sun, 25 Feb '18
  • Sun, 25 Feb '18
  • Sun, 04 Mar '18
  • Sun, 04 Mar '18
  • Sun, 11 Mar '18
  • Sun, 11 Mar '18
  • Sun, 18 Mar '18
  • Sat, 16 Jun '18
  • Sat, 23 Jun '18
  • Sun, 17 Jun '18
  • Sun, 24 Jun '18
  • Sat, 23 Jun '18
  • Sat, 30 Jun '18
  • Sat, 30 Jun '18
  • Sat, 07 Jul '18
  • Sun, 01 Jul '18
  • Sun, 08 Jul '18
  • Sat, 07 Jul '18
  • Sat, 14 Jul '18
  • Sun, 08 Jul '18
  • Sun, 15 Jul '18
  • Sun, 15 Jul '18
  • Sun, 22 Jul '18
  • Sat, 21 Jul '18
  • Sat, 28 Jul '18
  • Sun, 29 Jul '18
  • Sun, 05 Aug '18
  • Sat, 04 Aug '18
  • Sat, 11 Aug '18
  • Sun, 05 Aug '18
  • Sun, 12 Aug '18
  • Sat, 11 Aug '18
  • Sat, 18 Aug '18
  • Sun, 12 Aug '18
  • Sun, 19 Aug '18
  • Sat, 18 Aug '18
  • Sat, 25 Aug '18
  • Sun, 19 Aug '18
  • Sun, 26 Aug '18
  • Sat, 25 Aug '18
  • Sat, 01 Sep '18
  • Sun, 26 Aug '18
  • Sun, 02 Sep '18
  • Sat, 01 Sep '18
  • Sat, 08 Sep '18
  • Sun, 02 Sep '18
  • Sun, 09 Sep '18
  • Sat, 08 Sep '18
  • Sat, 15 Sep '18
  • Sun, 09 Sep '18
  • Sun, 16 Sep '18
  • Sat, 15 Sep '18
  • Sat, 22 Sep '18
  • Sun, 23 Sep '18
  • Sun, 30 Sep '18
  • Sun, 30 Sep '18
  • Sun, 07 Oct '18
  • Sat, 06 Oct '18
  • Sat, 13 Oct '18
  • Sat, 13 Oct '18
  • Sat, 20 Oct '18
  • Sat, 27 Oct '18
  • Sat, 03 Nov '18
  • Sat, 24 Nov '18
  • Sat, 01 Dec '18
  • Sat, 15 Dec '18
  • Sat, 22 Dec '18
  • Sat, 22 Dec '18
  • Sat, 29 Dec '18
  • Sun, 23 Dec '18
  • Sun, 30 Dec '18
  • Sun, 30 Dec '18
  • Sun, 06 Jan '19
  • Sun, 06 Jan '19
  • Sun, 13 Jan '19
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara
  • Lake Nakuru
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Nairobi to Nairobi Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Nairobi

    Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

    Our trips throughout Kenya and Tanzania have a maximum group size of six travellers in addition to a CEO and a driver who are both trained safari guides. That means everyone gets a window seat and twice the insight about the astounding wildlife all around you.

    Private Vehicle
    Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - Nairobi
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your
    CEO will review the details of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Nairobi/Masai Mara

    Travel to our comfortable tented camp located in the heart of the wildlife reserve. Enjoy a game drive this evening, then settle back at the camp and enjoy views overlooking the plains of the game reserve.

    After breakfast, we depart for the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. With its vast open plains and flat-topped acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here. In the afternoon, we will arrive in the area, and get settled at our safari camp, our base for our time here. Then we'll make our way into the reserve for an afternoon game viewing drive, with excellent chances of seeing the Big Five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino.

    Safari vehicle
    Nairobi - Masai Mara 6h386km
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.

    Masai Mara Game Drive
    Masai Mara
    Masai Mara is one of the world's top safari destinations, known for its abundance of big cats - cheetahs, leopards, and lions - as well as the two million wildebeest, Thomson's gazelles, and zebra that migrate annually across the vast grasslands in search of water. Set off on safari with our driver/guide and keep your eyes and ears peeled for movement and memories. See hyenas feast on a recent kill, watch elephants and giraffes graze, and look for the endangered black rhino. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Masai Mara

    Enjoy an early morning game drive. The day continues with more game viewing as you cross the rolling hills of the African savannah.
    Also enjoy a late afternoon/evening game drive.

    Safari vehicle
    Masai Mara
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.

    Masai Mara Game Drive
    Masai Mara
    Masai Mara is one of the world's top safari destinations, known for its abundance of big cats - cheetahs, leopards, and lions - as well as the two million wildebeest, Thomson's gazelles, and zebra that migrate annually across the vast grasslands in search of water. Set off on safari with our driver/guide and keep your eyes and ears peeled for movement and memories. See hyenas feast on a recent kill, watch elephants and giraffes graze, and look for the endangered black rhino.

    Free Time
    Masai Mara
    In the evenings, settle back at the camp with a cool drink and enjoy sweeping views of the plains of the game reserve.

    Optional Activities
    Masai Village Visit

    Masai Mara
    Experience the rare opportunity to visit a Maasai village. Step inside a hut made of cow dung and sticks, let your eyes adjust to the dark, and imagine living in such a small space. Admire the exquisite beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings worn by both the men and women. Marvel at the athletic ability of the young men who jump and bob in greeting. Learn about the traditions of these nomadic people, who seek sustenance from both the blood and milk of their cows. Have your camera ready for some fantastic photo opportunities.

    Masai Mara Balloon Safari
    Masai Mara
    450USD per person
    Head off into the darkness of the very early morning and climb into the basket of a hot air balloon. Watch the pilot ignite the burners and take flight over the savanna of the Masai Mara. Spend an hour drifting over the grasslands; get a bird's eye view of wildlife grazing, as the sun rises. Bring a hat to protect your head from the heat of the burners. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Masai Mara/Lake Nakuru National Park

    Continue to our safari lodge, inside the Nakuru National Park. Enjoy an afternoon game drive and wildlife viewing in Lake Nakuru, paying special attention to the rare rhinos who make this area their home. Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding poaching and rhino conservation during a lecture by an accredited speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service.

    After breakfast, we embark to Lake Nakuru National Park for a hot lunch and an afternoon safari game drive in search of the resident black and white rhino, buffalo, impala, and the elusive leopard.

    Safari vehicle
    Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru National Park
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride.

    Lake Nakuru Game Drive
    Lake Nakuru National Park
    Search for rhinos, buffalo, impalas, hyenas, and even lions and leopards on the game drive in this renowned game park. Head to the shores of Lake Nakuru to see pelicans and cormorants. The park is also rich in other bird life, including grebes, white winged black terns, stilts, avocets, and ducks.

    Kenya Wildlife Service Conservation Talk
    Lake Nakuru National Park
    Gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding poaching and rhino conservation during a lecture by an accredited speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The KWS strives to sustainably conserve and develop Kenya's wildlife and its habitats, as well as create programs to enable communities living in wildlife areas to benefit from wildlife revenue. National Geographic has supported many research projects working jointly with KWS researchers in the field. The chairman of the KWS is renowned conservationist Richard Leakey, a long-time collaborator and multiple grantee of the National Geographic Society. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 5 Lake Nakuru National Park/Amboseli National Park

    After a morning game drive venture south to famed Amboseli National Park located at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of the mountain dominates every aspect of the park, providing the ultimate photo backdrop.

    Lake Nakuru Game Drive
    Lake Nakuru National Park
    Search for rhinos, buffalo, impalas, hyenas, and even lions and leopards on the game drive in this renowned game park. Head to the shores of Lake Nakuru to see pelicans and cormorants. The park is also rich in other bird life, including grebes, white winged black terns, stilts, avocets, and ducks.

    Safari vehicle
    Lake Nakuru National Park - Amboseli National Park
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 6 Amboseli National Park

    Enjoy morning and afternoon games drives today. During your down time relax at camp, enjoying views of Mt Kilimanjaro and gamewho visit the camps watering holes.

    Amboseli Game Drive
    Amboseli National Park
    Charge up your camera batteries and get ready to document the drama of Amboseli. Big sky. Big mountain. Big elephants. Visit with some of the 1,500 African elephants that roam the park. Look for other wildlife and meet the resident Masai along the journey. Marvel in the beauty of Mt Kilimanjaro, the world's highest free-standing mountain, as it reigns over the landscape of this uniquely African location.

    Safari vehicle
    Amboseli National Park
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 7 Amboseli National Park/Nairobi

    Enjoy the stunning African sunrise on our last game drive before departing back to Kenya's capital.
    Rise early for a final morning game drive, enjoying the African sun as it rises over the savannah of the Amboseli plain. Return to Nairobi in the late afternoon and opt to join the CEO in a farewell dinner.

    Amboseli Game Drive
    Amboseli National Park
    Charge up your camera batteries and get ready to document the drama of Amboseli. Big sky. Big mountain. Big elephants. Visit with some of the 1,500 African elephants that roam the park. Look for other wildlife and meet the resident Masai along the journey.
    Marvel in the beauty of Mt Kilimanjaro, the world's highest free-standing mountain, as it reigns over the landscape of this uniquely African location.

    Safari vehicle
    Amboseli National Park - Nairobi 4h30m-5h235km
    Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Nairobi

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 100-130 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 6 passengers, at an average there are 5 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. MIGRATION
    Tanzania and Kenya
    The Seronera Plains, which lie in the southeast of the National Park and extend into the western Ngorongoro Conservation Area, form the main ungulate calving grounds of the Serengeti. The wildebeest typically disperse into the Seronera plains during the short rains, which fall in late November or early December, before calving in January, and staying put until the end of the long rains from January to early May. Towards the end of April the wildebeest start to congregate on the southern plains in the preparation for the 800km northward migration. The major obstacle faced by the wildebeest on this migration is the crossing for the Grumeti River through the western corridor, which typically occurs from June into early July. From July to October, the ungulates disperse again, with about half of them crossing the Mara River into Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve and the remainder spreading out through the northern and western Serengeti. By late October the animals have generally started to plod back southward to the Seronera Plains, to arrive there in late November when the cycle starts all over again.


  10. COMBO TRIP
    DKTS passengers will be dropped at the Namanga border crossing en route to Nairobi on day 7 to continue their journey into Tanzania. All other passengers will return to Nairobi.
    This tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.


  11. TRAVEL DAYS
    This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, as long drives and poor road conditions are the rule as opposed to the exception in Kenya. A safari is about travelling to see animals, so we cover long distances crossing the country to visit different game parks. Once there, we spend the majority of the time viewing game while driving in the parks. This translates to a lot of driving. Despite this, the diversity and scenery of the African landscape, the local culture and abundant wildlife are all well worth the experience.


  12. ELECTRICITY
    All lodges will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times. The power supply in Kenya is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.


  13. YELLOW FEVER
    A Yellow Fever certificate is required if you are traveling to Kenya from a Yellow Fever endemic country. These certificates are required not only for passengers coming from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission but also those who may have transited through such countries. Incoming passengers who do not have the Certificate and are required to have it will be vaccinated at the Airport if they wish to enter the country. The cost of the vaccination is 1,000 Kenyan Shillings.


  14. LUGGAGE COMPLICATIONS
    It occasionally happens that luggage on international flights into Nairobi does not arrive, especially with, but not exclusive to, major airlines out of London-Heathrow or Schiphol (Amsterdam). Please be aware that this may happen, especially if you have a tight connection in either of these centres, are flying with different airlines with a connection, have a last minute flight change or re-route, or fly from or connect through another African centre. Please be prepared and keep all important documentation and valuables on your person. As well we recommend a change of clothes in your hand luggage. If unfortunately this does happen, and your luggage does not arrive, you should be entitled to a limited initial compensation from your airline. In Nairobi, the arrival of lost luggage normally takes between 48 and 72 hours after the initial plane's arrival. The airlines technically should be responsible to forward your luggage to you, to your hotel or elsewhere in Kenya. You may find that your tour will begin, and you still have not received your luggage. Considering that the customer service standards in Kenya are different from home, and that we find that the airlines are not always pro-active in helping luggage in its care be reunited with its owner, it is recommended that you purchase locally a few needed items, begin your tour, and hire someone locally to persist with the your airline to retrieve your luggage. Your CEO or local representative will be able to help you organize this, and once your luggage is retrieved, it should be able to be forwarded to you - depending where you are. Please note that any costs that you may incur for luggage retrieval or sending luggage are not the responsibility of G Adventures, though we will always strive to assist you in any way possible. You should always keep all receipts and documentation, and contact your airline or insurance provider for reimbursement.


  15. FLYING THROUGH LONDON - HEATHROW TO EAST AFRICA?
    Please note that regardless of the rules in other centres, travellers flying from, or connecting in, London-Heathrow are currently only permitted one carry-on piece of luggage and one small personal bag (purse, laptop-size bag, briefcase) on board on flights to Nairobi. If you arrive to the security gate with 2 pieces, you will be forced to check-in one of them, which may result in complications noted above. This policy is in place as of the time of writing, though local rules and regulations may indeed change. It is thus advisable to contact your airline directly for the most up-to-date information.


  16. ACCOMMODATION
    Please note all accommodation is not guaranteed, and is subject to change.


  17. EXTRAS
    Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.



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