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    $1335 p/p in USD
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Classic Journeys Africa

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Kenya,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Mid Range

Tour Overview

Visit Aberdares National Park where you stay at The Ark which offers fantastic game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. You’ll also go on game drives to search for the wealth of wildlife as well as soak up the scenic landscapes and waterfalls. Next stay at Lake Nakuru National Park where you explore the park and see the majestic flamingos, before heading to Masai Mara National Reserve, home to plenty of wildlife and widely known for the fascinating annual wildebeest migration. All accommodation is carefully selected for maximum comfort.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Romantic Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Aberdare National Park
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Gerenuk, Topi, Eland, Beisa Oryx, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hippo, Crocodile, Hyena, Cheetah, Jackal, Warthog
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Game Viewing, Hot Air Balloon, Nature Walk, Optional Activities, Village Visit, Birding, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    Game Viewing Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Nairobi

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 1590 July- September / 21 Dec- 31 December 2 From USD $ 355
USD 2390 July- September/ 21 Dec- 31 December 1
USD 1430 October 2 From USD $ 230
USD 2110 October 1

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 2020 March- June/ November- 20 December 1
USD 1335 March - June/ November- 20 December 2 From USD $ 240

What's Included

  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Transportation in a private chauffeur-driven custom-made safari minivan throughout the safari (supplement for 4×4 Land Cruiser quoted separately)
  • Exclusive use of vehicle
  • Services of an English- or Spanish-speaking driver/guide
  • Game viewing drives
  • Parks entrance fees
  • Complimentary 1500 ml mineral water per person per day in the safari vehicle
  • All meet and greet services
  • All arrival and departure transfers
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number
  • Two-way long-range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle
  • On safari accessories in each vehicle: First-aid kit, wildlife books, pair of binoculars, cool box
  • Flying doctor’s coverage which covers you within East Africa for a period of 14 days. In the eventuality of a medical emergency, you will be airlifted to Nairobi where you will be taken to a good hospital. Hospital bills are born by the patient

What's Excluded

  • International and local flights and departure taxes
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Optional hot air balloon ride and village visit (extra fees)
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities (budget approx. $2-4 per person per day for lodge and hotel staff, $1 per bag for porters, $10-15 per person per day for driver-guides)
  • Laundry services
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary
  • Visa fees
  • Easter and Christmas supplements

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Classic Journeys Africa
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Classic Journeys Africa‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

JAMBO! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or Nairobi hotel, you will be met by Classic Journeys Africa Customer Care Representative who will brief you on your program ahead and introduce the Driver Guide who will be with you throughout the safari. Then set off for Aberdares National Park.

Called the ‘majestic moorland’, Aberdares National Park is characterized by picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland. You will be able to see elephants, black rhinos, leopards, hyenas, olive baboons and much more. Your driver guide will do his best to show you all the animals which are living in this park but he will also take you to the most beautiful waterfalls. You will enjoy a great picnic lunch at Aberdares Country Club then have a shuttle transfer to your Lodge. At the end of the afternoon he will bring you back to The Ark where you can relax before having dinner.

Accommodation: The Ark Lodge
Meals: Full Board

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This morning head to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive at a camp in good time for lunch and after a refreshing stop, set off on an afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru, a soda lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, is rich in bird life and home to over 400 different species.

The sight of flamingoes making the lake appear ringed in pink is spectacular. In addition to the abundant bird life, it is also an important haven for the endangered species of Rothschild’s giraffe and both black and white rhino. Lake Nakuru is rich in wildlife giving you and your family the chance to spot lions, waterbuck, buffalo, baboons and much more. The park boasts a huge variety of animals.

Accommodation: Flamingo Hill Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board

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After breakfast and a short briefing by your driver guide, drive to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, backdrop to ‘the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth’, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. Arrive in time for lunch at your camp.

For an extra fee visit the Masai local villages. The Maasai have lived on these plains for centuries and your guide will share his experience and expertise with you. Learn about the fauna and flora of the region and the way that the Maasai people use the plants. Your guide will teach you the hidden secrets of the African savannah, like how to find medicine in the bush and how to track wildlife and birds.

After this thoroughly informative and fascinating excursion, visit the Maasai manyattas. At this local village, a Maasai guide will give you an intriguing account of the Maasai people and their age-old traditions. You will have the opportunity to see first-hand an ancient way of life that still survives on the plains of Mara today. Finally, participate shoulder-to-shoulder in some local Maasai traditional dance.

Overnight: Zebra Plains Camp Mara
Meal Plan: Full Board

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Your day will be spent on safari in Africa’s richest wildlife viewing arena. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara hosts Kenya’s largest lion prides and elephant herds. Other predators include leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena while in the Mara River you will see fat pods of hippo and vast Nile crocodiles. Other highlights include giraffe, gazelle, zebra, buffalo and over 550 species of birds.

At an extra amount have the chance to take an unforgettable hot air balloon safari above the wildlife with a well-prepared champagne breakfast awaiting your landing. As the sun sets on a fulfilling day, return to your scenic tented camp for dinner and a relaxing overnight surrounded by nature.

Overnight: Zebra Plains Camp Mara
Meal Plan: Full Board

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After breakfast bid farewell to the Masai Mara as you set on your journey back to Nairobi. Drive back down the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi, passing the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot, and lakes Elementaita and Naivasha on the way. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle and head up the escarpment. You will arrive in Kenya’s bustling capital city Nairobi in the late afternoon. Spend time doing last minute shopping then drop off airport and bid farewell to your driver guide until the next time.

Say good bye to the wonderful guide and promise to join us on another expedition!

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