KE1 KENYA TOURSEARCH TOUR
The 'Out of Africa' Experience
Daily guided game drives through Africa's best game parks Lake Nakuru: ornithologist's paradise Maasai Mara's endless plains Meeting local tribal groups Karen Blixen "Out of Africa" Museum
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Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Mon 21 Dec 2015||Tue 29 Dec 2015||$3570|
|Fri 15 Jan 2016||Sat 23 Jan 2016||$3470|
|Fri 12 Feb 2016||Sat 20 Feb 2016||$3470|
|Thu 26 May 2016||Fri 03 Jun 2016||$3570|
|Fri 01 Jul 2016||Sat 09 Jul 2016||$3570|
|Thu 15 Sep 2016||Fri 23 Sep 2016||$3470|
|Fri 28 Oct 2016||Sat 05 Nov 2016||$3470|
|Wed 21 Dec 2016||Thu 29 Dec 2016||$3570|
Optional Single Supplement: $680 (number of singles limited).
This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of $340, if twin-sharing accommodation is unavailable.
A land of glacier-coated mountains, arid plains and thick rainforest, Kenya lays claim to a spectrum of diversity that few countries can rival. Indeed, Kenya's natural environment earns worldwide acclaim both for its exceptional beauty and its profusion of exotic wildlife and our nine-day adventure through this remarkable East African country showcases the reasons why. Via the 'White Highlands' -- so named due to the large numbers of Europeans who settled there -- we travel past the slopes of the continent's highest mountain (Mount Kenya) and on to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where we have the chance to see buffalo, cheetah, leopard and lion and almost guaranteed close-up sightings of elephant, giraffe and gazelle. Maasai Mara National Reserve is among the country's, and indeed the world's, most famous safari areas and here we catch glimpses of yet more animals that can be seen elsewhere only in zoos. Our exploration of Kenya's stellar landscapes includes visiting the Great Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru.
Ailleen M. (Sarnia, ON, CA)
The safaris were beyond expectations. The visit to the Samburu village also was informative and real. I particularly enjoyed the karen museum as it was one of the prime reasons I chose this particular tour.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Set on a plateau above Lake Nakuru, the lodge has 67 chalets all overlooking the lake. It is the perfect ... to experience one of the world's largest ornithological spectacles, the pink flamingo, or a rich concentration of wildlife including black and white colobus monkey and black and white rhino. Private shower, verandah, tea / coffee making facilities.
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Maasai Mara Sopa Lodge
Location: Maasai Mara
Located on the slopes of Oloongams Hills, it is one of the first lodges to be built in the Maasai ... Game Reserve. Guests are drawn to this lodge built in an ethnic design, surrounded by a rich landscape, covered in fauna, from huge desert cacti to sweet smelling jasmine flowers, all within the fabled Maasai Mara game reserve. 50 traditional round buildings with thatched roofs, each with 2 rooms with private bath.
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All meals but one lunch are included (local restaurants and hotels). All transport, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Two bottles of bottled water per person daily. Gratuities for driver-guides, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Tour Leader gratuities, one lunch, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international (if applicable) air taxes, visa fees, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping and visas.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered throughout the year except during the "long rains" in April and May when travel and game viewing can be less than optimal. Nov - Jan "short rains" when landscapes are green and many animals are giving birth. Feb / Mar post-short rains with many migratory birds from Europe though high grass can make game spotting a challenge. June - August coincides with the coolest and driest period, though also the busiest and most expensive due to European holiday period. Sept / Oct is often hot and dusty though game viewing is excellent due to short grass and animals congregating around water sources. Wildebeest herds usually present before annual trek south to Tanzania.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Some road journeys are very long and very rough, possibly dusty. We travel via well-maintained, rugged minivan with six passengers each. The same vehicles, with roofs that pop up, will be used for our game drives in parks and reserves. Please note that air-conditioned safari vehicles are non-existent in East Africa.
Hotels and lodges used are 4-5 star properties with hot water, electricity, mosquito netting, dining areas, bar, swimming pools. Remote lodges are not air-conditioned though many are at higher elevations where heat is not a factor.
Hotel porter service is available throughout (see 'Inclusions'). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins. Many lodges are quite spread out and you will need to be able to walk up to 10 minutes from public areas to your room.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, local driver-guides.
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)
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