Wings Over The Rift Valley

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During the flights your pilot will give you information via headphones about the wildlife and the scenic highlights in the parks. Each seat has its own large window through which you can observe elephant herds, river hippos and the extensive Kenyan savannah from above. This combines to create what is truly a unique flying experience.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Nairobi - Loisaba Meals: L D
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. Join the flight north to Loisaba’s private wildlife conservation area. Your guide welcomes you at the airstrip and drives you to Loisaba Lodge. Loisaba Wilderness is outstandingly beautiful, the wildlife here is abundant and accommodation is comfortable beyond compare. Whether sleeping under the African sky on the lodge’s unique Star Beds, rafting down the majestic Ewaso Ngiro and Ng'are Narok rivers, or spotting the big five on a game drive, a visit to Loisaba will revive your mind, rejuvenate your body and revitalise your soul.

Accommodation: Loisaba Lodge
Day 2 - Laikipia Meals: B L D
Early morning game drive. After breakfast relax and enjoy one of the many activities Loisaba Lodge has to offer, including horse riding, camel riding, mountain biking, river rafting, fishing (seasonal) or game drives. In the late afternoon go out for an evening bush sundowner followed by a night game drive on which you have a very good chance of seeing the elusive leopard, a regular visitor to Loisaba’s waterhole.

Accommodation: Loisaba Lodge
Day 3 - Laikipia - Lake Naivasha Meals: B L D
After your early morning bush breakfast you will fly to Naivasha. On the way from the airstrip to Chui Lodge (or Kiangazi House) you can admire the beautiful scenery and the wildlife. The camp is located in the private Oserain Wildlife Conservancy, and after lunch here you can enjoy a game drive in the conservancy.

Accommodation: Chui Lodge
Day 4 - Lake Naivasha Meals: B L D
After breakfast, you will enjoy a morning boat ride on Lake Naivasha. You drive back to the lodge for lunch. Afterwards, you will have time to relax and enjoy the wonderful panoramic view from the lodge. In the afternoon go on a game drive through the conservation area. When the sun starts to go down enjoy a bush sundowner, and on your way back to the lodge, you will experience the Kenyan savannah at night – a unique experience.

Accommodation: Chui Lodge
Day 5 - Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara Meals: B L D
Enjoy a bush breakfast on the shores of the lake as you watch the hippos, birds and other animals around you. After breakfast you will take a connecting flight to the Masai Mara. Your guide will welcome you at the airstrip and drive you to the Karen Blixen Camp. Set on the bank of the Mara River, the camp consists of 22 luxurious tents. The location is spectacular, with the great Mara plains behind the camp and the impressive escarpment and river in front. After lunch at camp you will experience your first game drive here.

Accommodation: Karen Blixen Camp
Day 6 - Masai Mara Meals: B L D
During the day, you will be taken on a game drive through the Masai Mara. The game reserve is best known for its wildebeest and zebra migration, which tends to pass through the area between July and October, but many areas offer excellent game viewing year-round. Lunch will either be at the camp or will take the form of a picnic lunch in the park. We offer you the option to go on a balloon safari (for an extra fee) to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Masai Mara.

Accommodation: The Karen Blixen Camp
Day 7 - Masai Mara Meals: B L D
Spend the day exploring the vast wildlife-rich areas of the Mara North Conservancy. This is a beautiful private wilderness area of more than 30,000 hectares. It is a vital part of the Masai Mara ecosystem as it forms the north-western zone, bordering the Masai Mara National. Professional management ensures guests get a truly exclusive and private safari experience with a very low vehicle density. The Masai Mara is famed for its unique concentration of wildlife, birds, rich vegetation and open savannah. It is sometimes referred to as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Natural World’ due to the extraordinary annual migration (July - October) when over 1.3 million wildebeest and zebras cross from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in search of greener pastures. Less famous, yet impressive nonetheless, is the Loita Hills migration, in which thousands of wildebeest come to the Mara North Conservancy between December and May.

Accommodation: The Karen Blixen Camp
Day 8 - Masai Mara - Nairobi Meals: B
After returning from your early morning game drive you will have breakfast at camp. Afterwards your driver will take you to the airstrip from where you leave with your luxury aircraft for the flight to Nairobi. From Wilson Airport you will be transferred to your Nairobi hotel.
Included
  • Vehicle Transfers in Nairobi & airstrip transfers in camps
  • Accommodation on Fullboard Basis
  • Flights on Luxury Caravan as per schedule
  • Bush Sundowner and Bush Breakfast
  • All conservancy fees
  • Drinks on arrival at each airstrip
  • Soft Drinks, beer, house wine and water
  • Night game drives
Excluded
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Visa's and insurances

Tour starts/ends:

Starts: At your Nairobi hotel or Nairobi`s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at around 07:00

Ends: At Nairobi domestic airport (Wilson) at around noon.

Note: we can also pick you up or drop you off at the hotel of your choice in the greater Nairobi area if you notify us in advance. 

Expected group size:

On regular group tours the expected total group size is between 2 and 10 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 drives open-topped jeeps are 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 but 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 should be in Kenyan Shillings, as staff will find it difficult to use foreign currency. 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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