Tour Kenya

Stunning views of Kilimanjaro, the most famous of the Rift Valley lakes and the jewel in the crown - the majestic Masai Mara. An amazing opportunity to tour Kenya with a group of safari enthusiasts.

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The stunning views of Kilimanjaro, the most famous of the rift valley lakes and the jewel in Kenya`s crown the majestic Masai Mara. An amazing opportunity to tour Kenya with a group of safari enthusiasts and share experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime.

The uniquely designed Simba Lodges as well as the luxury of both the Eka Hotel and the Ol Tukai lodge make this safari comfortable and enjoyable. Value for money you can’t beat the Tour Kenya Safari.

Itinerary

Day 1 - NairobiMeals:
Giraffe's Kenya
Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the East Africa safari hub of Nairobi. Be met by a smile and an English speaking driver guide and whisked off into Nairobi and the elegant Eka Hotel. The perfect start to any safari Eka has all the modern conveniences to relax you before you start your journey or ‘Safari’ the next day.

Accommodation: The Eka Hotel
Day 2 - Amboseli National ParkMeals: B L D
Elephants in Amboseli
As the sun rises so should you, your first day on safari starts with a drive to the Amboseli National Park. The park is famous for its large herds of Elephants and stunning views of Kilimanjaro. Ol Tukai lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this green and marshy park. After lunch under the acacia trees you can explore for yourself what makes Amboseli so special, arriving back at the lodge in time to enjoy your first refreshing drink of the evening watching as Kilimanjaro disappears behind the sunset…your first day in Kenya couldn’t end any better.

Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge
Day 3 - Lake Naivasha Meals: B L D
One of Kenya’s most famous assets is the Great Rift Valley. Running through Kenya the valley is home to many lakes and today you will arrive at the first after stopping en route in Nairobi for some lunch at the Karen Blixen Coffee gardens. Lake Naivasha has a long history of flower farming and the lake shores are alive with activity, with beautiful flowers growing everywhere and wildlife in no short supply, the Lake is a tranquil safari setting often a highlight on visitors trips to Kenya. Naivasha Simba lodge sits in the middle of lush green gardens with views down to the lake. After enjoying a garden lunch explore the grounds before high tea, followed by dinner.

Accommodation: Naivasha Simba
Day 4 - Lake Naivasha (Daytrip to Lake Nakuru)Meals: B L D
Zebra's in Lake Nakuru
The second great lake you will visit is Lake Nakuru. An hour’s drive from Naivasha the lake is situated in the middle of the National Park. Teaming with wildlife the park has so much to offer. Flamingos (seasonal depending on water levels), buffalos as well as many rhino call this corner of Kenya home. After a game packed day you will arrive back at the Naivasha Simba lodge in time to enjoy an evening boat ride exploring the lake shore in more detail (at additional cost). Home to large pods of hippo the lake is the perfect end to the day.

Accommodation: Naivasha Simba
Day 5 - Masai Mara National ReserveMeals: B L D
Lion Cub - Masai Mara
Leaving the great rift behind, today you will drive to the jewel of Kenya, the famous Masai Mara. Home to the great migration, countless wildlife documentaries and of course hundreds of animals, the Masai Mara is the highlight in this ‘Tour Kenya’ safari. Mara Simba, the sister lodge to Naivasha Simba will play host to you over the next couple of days while you experience the magic of the Masai Mara for yourself. The adventure begins as soon as you arrive at the park gates and go straight into your first game drive as you make your way to the lodge. After lunch and an afternoon siesta an evening game drive followed by a drink watching the Mara’s famous sunset rounds off a fabulous day.

Accommodation: Mara Simba
Day 6 - Masai Mara National ReserveMeals: B L D
Get up at sunrise and stand the best chance to see as many of the Mara’s animals as you can. Fingers crossed for leopard, always elusive and so hard to find. Breakfast is served on your return overlooking the gardens and the game. After breakfast spend the morning relaxing or choose to visit a local Masai Village (at an additional cost) to get a better understanding of their culture and way of life before lunch and your last game drive of your safari. As its your last, spend a little longer out there, find a spot facing the sunset and toast your Kenyan adventure.

Accommodation: Mara Simba
Day 7 – DepartMeals: B
Your last African sunrise shouldn’t be missed, and is best enjoyed with a cup of steaming coffee…after breakfast you will drive back toward Nairobi stopping on the edge of the rift valley for one last photo before you are back where it all began, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home. Safari Njema…
Additional information

DEPARTURES ARE EVERY SUNDAY STARTING FROM 17 FEBRUARY 2013.

WE ALSO HAVE A EASTER DEPARTURE ON THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2013

WE ALSO HAVE A CHRISTMAS DEPARTURE ON SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER 2013 (rate to be released)

 

 

PRICES START FROM $1530 PER PERSON SHARING (BASED ON A MINIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE SHARING)

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THESE DEPARTURES REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 2 PEOPLE TO OPERATE

PLEASE NOTE THAT RATES MAY VARY SHOULD A DEPARTURE CROSS INTO ANOTHER SEASON – PLEASE CONTACT US ON Tours@albatros.co.ke.

 

Included
  • Full board accommodation while on safari
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation at Eka Hotel
  • Park Entrance fees throughout
  • All game drives and site seeing as per the itinerary in a private safari minibus driven by a professional English speaking guide
  • Transfers as stated in the itinerary
  • Current Government taxes and levies
Excluded
  • International and domestic Airfares
  • All drinks while on safari
  • International  and domestic departure tax
  • Visas
  • Boat ride on Lake Naivasha
  • Visit to Masai Village in the Masai Mara
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Gratuities (tips) to your guide, hotel staff and porters
  • Any other items of a personal nature, such as drinks, laundry, telephone and postage.

Expected group size:

On regular group tours the expected total group size is between 2 and 12 travellers.

Type of vehicles used:

For transfers to and from the airport and long distance trips reliable and modern minibuses are used. Please note that we cannot guarantee air conditioning.

On safari minibuses will be used.

Food and drink:

The food prepared at the lodges and/or hotels on this tour will be of an international nature and suited to a broad range of visitors. If you have any specific dietary requirements please let us know in advance so that we can inform the lodges and hotels along the route. Alcoholic drinks, unless specifically mentioned in the itinerary, are not included in the price.

Baggage and what to bring:

Important note: If your itinerary includes a leg of the journey on a light aircraft then please be advised that the maximum TOTAL weight allowance including hand luggage is 15kg (approx 33lbs) and all luggage must be in a soft bag i.e. NOT a suitcase. 

We recommend that you do not forget to pack the following:

- Insect repellant cream/spray

- Camera and binoculars

- A torch (flashlight)

- A waterproof/dustproof bag

 

What to wear:

Although Kenya lies in the tropics it can get chilly in the evenings and early mornings. On this trip we recommend that you include the following in your baggage:

- A pair of sturdy lightweight shoes or boots

- Light coloured clothing with long sleeves and legs for the evenings and early mornings

- A hat to keep the strong sun off your head

Level of ability required:

Although there will be no special strength and fitness requirements, please note that safari lodges situated in remote areas are by their very nature lacking in many of the modern conveniences found in cities. For this reason please be prepared for uneven floors and sometimes challenging access.

You must be able-bodied and have the ability to move independently without help on this tour.

Health and vaccinations:

You should speak to your health provider about what vaccinations you will need for your trip to Kenya. In addition, most doctors recommend using anti malarial pills for your visit and taking measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitos, such as covering up exposed arms and legs. Lodges will provide mosquito nets over the beds.

If you take any medication, be sure to bring it with you, as well as details of your prescription. 

We advise all travellers to take out comprehensive travel insurance before their trip.

While you are away:

If you are away on holiday with Albatros Travel in Kenya and someone needs to get in touch with you urgently, they can call our emergency number, which is +254 722 521686

Bringing Electronic Equipment:

If you are bringing electronic equipment to Kenya, such as a digital camera, laptop computer, smartphone etc. and need to plug it into a wall socket then you should consider buying a voltage surge protector. Voltage in Kenya is set to 220v. Most (modern) electronic equipment can switch automatically to this voltage, but it is best to check the label on the power supply. Most lodges provide electrical power by way of a generator, so to protect your equipment against voltage surges it is advisable to buy a voltage surge protector. Plugs in Kenya are of the British 3 pin variety, so if you are coming from outside of the UK you will need to buy some adapters, which are readily available at airport stores.

Phones and Connectivity:

If you are planning on bringing your mobile phone and/or wifi enabled laptop to Kenya you should bear the following in mind. Kenya's phone system supports 3G, and this is how most telecommunications are managed. Furthermore, many safari lodges and hotels offer wifi to their guests, and there are numerous other hotspots around the country. If you want to stay in touch during your stay in Kenya the best course of action is to buy a credit-loaded sim card for your phone/mobile device in Nairobi, and then connect to the internet and make phone calls via this.

Getting to and from Kenya:

Many carriers fly directly to Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and, to a lesser extent, Moi International Airport in Mombasa. If you arrive a day or two before the start of your tour, we can help you to arrange hotel accommodation and book excursions for you. Please note that the price of this tour does not include international airfares.

Tipping and Other Costs:

Tips are expected in Kenya by anyone who provides you with a service. This could range from porters and waiters to drivers and local people whose photo you would like to take. As a general rule, it is polite to provide driver/guides with about $10 per day if they give a good service. Tips can be in either Kenyan Shillings or US dollars. We suggest that you change a small amount of your foreign currency into Kenya Shillings before the start of your safari. Other than money for tips we advise you to bring extra money on your trip to buy drinks and handicrafts.

Insurance:

Please note that travel insurance is not included in the price of this tour. We suggest that you take out a comprehensive policy from a reputable provider. If you want the peace of mind of knowing that you have an air ambulance available during your trip you could consider taking out temporary membership of the Flying Doctors.

Visa requirements:

Depending on your nationality you will probably need a tourist visa to enter Kenya for this tour. The current cost of a single-entry tourist visa is USD 50 per person and these can be purchased on arrival, for most nationals, in all major currencies.

For more comprehensive information visit the Project Visa website. 

Cancellations:

If you need to cancel your trip for whatever reason, please get in touch with as soon as possible.

For more information about cancellations and refunds please refer to our general Terms & Conditions.

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