Exclusive Group – Family Oriented Activities – Education Program For Children – Exclusive Service of Rangers -Lake Boating – 4 Wildlife Safaris – Service of Guides, Botanists & Rangers – Hudson & Parker Tour Manager, Starting from AED 4990

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  Exclusive Group – Family Oriented Activities – Education Program For Children – Exclusive Service of Rangers -Lake Boating – 4 Wildlife Safaris – Service of Guides, Botanists & Rangers – Hudson & Parker Tour Manager 
from AED 4990 from AED 4990
Including
1. Return economy class air passage from Dubai to Nairobi
2. 3 nights’ accommodation in deluxe standard hotel
3. All meals & beverages as per program
4. Two bottles of mineral water per person per day.
5. All transfer & game drive by air-conditioned mini van
6.All game drives and wildlife activities as the program
7.Service of qualified/licensed guides, botanists and rangers
8.Service of Hudson & Parker Tour Manager
9.All collectable taxes & service charges

Excluding
1. All optional tours/activities
2. Anything of personal nature
3. Tips, Gratuities, and porter charges
4. Visa fees (US$ 50 per person), subject to change

Cancellation Charges
1.60 days before departure – 30% of tour cost
2.46-59 days before departure – 50% of tour cost
3.30-45 days before departure – 75% of tour cost
4.Within 29 days – no refund

 

                                             Passport & Visa

 Visa can be secured either from Kenyan Consulate in Dubai prior to departure or on arrival at Nairobi International Airport (US$ 50)

 Minimum validity of passport required  6 months from the date of return from Kenya.
Detailed ItineraryCosts (Per Person)Conditions
Day 1

Day’s Highlights:
– Assemble at Dubai Airport
– Pre-tour briefing
– Check-in/immigration formalities

11.00pm Assemble at Dubai International airport
After pre-tour briefing we will check-in at our exclusive group counter
After immigration and customs you will have enough time to buy buy your favourite duty free items.

Understand wildlife – Kenya, the pride of Africa – has one of the most diverse experience one can get from its wildlife, culture & topography. You are now entering into protected game reserves and kindly be aware of few things:
1. Animals are wandering free in wilderness and they are well camouflaged. At any given time, an average of 18 animals will sense your presence though you may not sense their presence.
2. All animals are territorial – they don’t like anyone entering their territory. Please keep distance with animals and respect their territories.
3. Animals hunt only when they are hungry but they are least interested in you. They look at you because of curiosity or you are a nuisance to them. So as long as you don’t disturb them, they wont disturb you.
4. Animals are highly sensitive to bright colours (some animals), smell and sound. Always avoid bright colours, perfumes and making sounds while on safari. Shady/light brown-green would be ideal.
5. While on game drive, never get out of vehicles at any time, unless instructed by your ranger.
6. Masai tribes are very sensitive to their culture and traditions. Please respect them, when you visit Masai Village.

Vehicles: All vehicles are specially designed Toyota mini bus (8 persons in each vehicle), with top openings for game viewing. All vehicles are fully insured, equipped with both wireless radios – both VHF & RTF and are in constant touch with centre control room wildlife department equipped with Each vehicle will have a licenced ranger cum driver who will be your point of contact during the entire trip. Rangers are well experienced with wildlife and you are requested to observe their instructions.

Day 2

Day’s Highlights:
– Fly Dubai Nairobi
– Visa on arrival formalities at Nairobi Airport
– Transfer to Lake Naivasha with stop at Rift Valley
– Check-in at hotel & lunch
– Evening Lake boating at Naivasha
– Exclusive wildlife program for children
– Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha

2.35 am Kenyan Airways flight KQ 311 departs from Dubai.The brand new Boeing 767 -200 aircraft features wider seats and excellent entertainment onboard. Once airborne hot dinner (veg/non-veg) will be served with alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages. During the rest of 5 hours journey, you may enjoy a selection of movies or music available on board and hot breakfast will be served before landing.

6.50 am Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Proceed to immigration for visa on arrival formalities (visa charge US$ 50 per person), After immigration/customs we will be met by our local tour executive who will guide you to the vehicles.

10.00 am Transfer to Lake Naivasha (92kms, – 1.5hrs) with enroute stop at Valley View point.

Great Rift Valley (Stop) – Passing through the Great Rift Valley Mountain we will stop at higher point to get an aerial view of the valley. The Great Rift Valley is a large trench that runs through Kenya from north to south. The Rift Valley of Kenya stretches from the Dead Sea in the Middle East, south through the Red Sea. The range of scenery in this area is mainly due to variety of landscape from semi desert in the north to lush hills in the west. We will see one of the most scenic parks in East Africa, a bird and rhino sanctuary and home to a wide range of animals such as lions, leopards, buffalo, giraffe and rhinos. The park is also a bird watcher’s paradise, with 400 known species having been spotted here. We will also find all kinds of vegetation from savannah to various indigenous forests in this world heritage site where pink flamingos made their home.

12.30pm Lake Naivasha (a pulsating carpet of 1.5 million flamingos)

Naivasha is a major Rift Valley lake, the first that one encounters when travelling out by road from Nairobi. It is at the highest elevation of the Kenyan Rift valley at 1,890 metres in a complex geological combination of volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits from a larger Pleistocene era lake. There are over 450 species in the immediate area including the highland escarpments which surround the lake to the south and west. From October to March the resident bird population is generously supplemented by Palaearctic migrants. On the water pelicans and cormorants are numerically superior but pride of place must go to the African Fish Eagle whose haunting call remains as significant to lake visitors as does the roar of a lion in the parks.

Check-in at Lake Naivasha Country Club (4 star) –  Perfect for both active and leisure travellers, Lake Naivasha Country Club offers an abundance of activities to please all visitors to Nairobi, Kenya. The resort dates back to the 1930s and has since been transformed into a sprawling 55-acre property with a variety of accommodations and guest facilities, including cottages, a swimming pool, and sumptuous
gourmet dining. You will see many antelopes and other animals grazing on hotel lawns.

Lunch at hotel

Lake Naivasha Boat Ride – 1 hour – After lunch we will set out on a relaxing boat ride on Lake Naivasha. An experienced driver will take you
along the lake where you will witness some of the unique water animals and birds in its natural habitat. There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, wildebeests, zebras and impalas. It is also a heaven for birds with 200+ species recorded. The lake has a lot of hippos, which you can easily spot from the island. Among the resident birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes and herons.

Educational Tour – Children – 1 hour (subject to rangers availability) –  Child will be take on a special educational walking tour by our rangers within the property. During the tour they will be taught about various animals – life cycle, habits and habitats, different birds, its nesting cycles, different plants and trees etc.

Dinner will be served at hotel

Overnight Lake Naivasha Country Club

Day 3

Day’s Highlights:
– Transfer from Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara
– Lunch at Keekorok Lodge
– Game drive
– Masai dance with dinner

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to Masai Mara – 240 kms (4 hrs) –  After breakfast we will check-out and proceed to Masai Mara. The drive will be entirely through Great Rift Valley, begin with savannah grassy land slowly fading into Mara Game reserve the home of African Wilderness. With two toilet stops, we will reach Masai Mara Game Reserve by noon. Crossing the gate, we will enter intothe reserve where our accommodation is arranged.

Masai Mara Game Reserve –  Maasai Mara (Masai Mara) is known as Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserve,famous for the abundance of lion, the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Maasai people. Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and the terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland and riverine forest with clumps of the distinctive acacia trees. The Maasai Mara Ecosystem holds one of the highest lion densities in world and this is where over 2 million Wildebeest, Zebra and Tomsons Gazelle migrate annually. Its hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).

Check-in at Keekorok Lodge – On arrival you will be welcomed by Masai warriors with their traditional dances. Proceed to collect your room keys as per the pre-checked list.

Lunch at hotel

Keekorok Lodge – Over 700 square miles of lush, sun-drenched plains encircle Keekorok Lodge, the oldest property in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in southwest Kenya. The lodge was opened in 1962 and is ideally situated in the direct path of the spectacular animal
migration that occurs every year from July to October. Guests can experience unparalleled safari adventures, and morning and evening game drives are a must for anyone visiting the reserve. Keekorok Lodge has everything possible; no matter who you are, Keekorok will help you feel at home. With the largest gift store in the game park, spacious grounds, countless activities, a sparkling pool, fantastic food and beverage options, and a rich history as the oldest lodge in the Maasai Mara, Keekorok is an unforgettable experience in the Maasai Mara.

Evening Game drive – By evening we will set out on a game drive. Evening Safari at Masai Mara is a must, a very unique experience under the moonlit skies. The feeling and the smells of the savannah are completely different. Stronger. More quiet. With all plain game alert and watchful. One truly feels the dangers of the night as the big cat predators prepare themselves for the nightly hunts. We leave in the late afternoon and return to camp no later than 9pm for a late dinner. Stars in Masai Mara are amazingly bright and the night has this velvety blue darkness. Perfect for a gin & tonic at the outdoor fireplace; exchanging stories of the adventures of the day.

Night Game View – Some animals are nocturnal and cannot be sighted during the day making night safaris ideal. Hippos do come out of the river at night for grazing. Since Keekorok lodge is inside the conservancy area, it is not unusual that you may see a predatory chase in front of your lodge. Even Hyenas and jackals prefer to hunt during the night and sometimes the leopard, lion prides can be spotted just outside the lodge.

Dinner with Masai dance – Buffet dinner will be served with veg and non-veg options. You may have a rate chance to taste some of the wild meat too 9if you like). While having the dinner, traditional masai Dance or Adumu in Masai language will be performed by tribal men and women. You will be invited to participate in the dance program which is mainly moving with the loud drum beats.

Overnight at Keekorok Lodge.

Day 4

Day’s Highlights:
– Morning Game drive
– Children’s special Bow & Arrow practice
– Masai Tribal Village tour
– Walking tour (optional)
– Evening Game drive
– Masai dance with dinner

Morning Game Drive – The first step is to get into swing with the rhythm of nature. Rising with the dawn is a richly rewarding experience. Witnessing the start of the day in the African bush is like being invited to partake in a daily miracle. A dawn chorus of birdsong and the haunting calls of fish eagles, the air rich with the night flowers’ perfume and delightfully cool. Join that ever eventful early morning game drive at 04h30 fortified by our excellent private blend coffee. Today we drive to Mara plains, visiting Mara River. With a long drive to the Mara river where you will be able to view Hippos and Crocodiles. Picnic lunch and game drive at Mara plains, the land of African legend where Lions are abundant throughout the park, as are the elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, less commonly, rhino. In addition to this we will come across various birds, plants and different animals.

Breakfast will be served at hotel.

Children Bow and Arrow program – All children are free to attend a Masaai Warrior session – teach them the technics of bow and arrow. The hunting techniques and use of spears etc will be taught. Later they will join a botanist to explore he nearby areas, with tits flora and fauna.

Walking Safari (Optional – US$ 80 per person) – Walking safaris involves an adventurous trek in the Maasai Mara ecosystem giving you a chance to see the animals in close view. This however, is NOT allowed in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, but is permitted in the conservancies and group ranches that border the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The walks are conducted by specially trained Maasai guides who explain the way of the Maasai culture displaying their skills in animal tracking and sharing their immense knowledge on the wildlife. You will be totally exposed to the wilderness in the tour.

Balloon Safaris (Optional – US$ 400 per person) – Balloon Safari is a fantastic way to experience the Maasai Mara. You take off in the wee hours of the morning, float in the sky, drifting with the whim of the wind, overlooking the plains, just in time to experience a breathtaking sunrise and catch a bird’s eye view of the reserve. A balloon is the perfect safari vehicle able to glide silently across the plains without disturbing the herds below, and at the flick of a hot air burner the basket can be whisked from a high altitude viewpoint to skim low across the grasslands. For a truly unique perspective on this spectacular wilderness, dawn Balloon safaris, carried out daily from the hotel. This incredible once in a lifetime experience offers the visitor a fantastic view of Kenya’s scenic beauty, and the chance to drift unobtrusively over the wildlife below. After the flight, you will be treated to a luxurious breakfast to complete the experience as you relax and absorb the moment.

Masai Village Visit – The Maasai are a proud semi-nomadic cattle-rearing people with a fascinating culture. They have reputation as fierce warriors and a community with a colourful lifestyle. They have a very special relationship with cattle which are essential to their lifestyle. The Maasai have survived a troubled history but are under increasing pressure to conform to modern society. You will get a chance to experience the Maasai way of life. The Maasai eagerly welcome guests into their homes to show their lifestyle and culture. Visit the local school and meet pioneer teachers who struggle to bring education to the bush. Visit to manyatta – the Masai village – you will be greeted by the village head, Here you will see the life style of one of most ancient tribes in Africa. Their hunting skills, surviving skills, village life, herds, housing structure, culture and social life.

Evening safari –  Spend another evening on game viewing in Mara – as many as 30,000 animals populate around Mara river. Lions, cheetahs, and jackals prey upon large herds of zebra, wildebeest, and antelope. The river banks supports wading hippos and a myriad
of birdlife. Elephants are around the river, though lone, nonbreeding bulls roam the region, their great tusks reaching out before them. Arrange to visit a local Maasai village and see how this proud, resourceful people live in harmony with the animals.

Dinner with Masai dance – Buffet dinner will be served with veg and non-veg options. You may have a rate chance to taste some of the
wild meat too 9if you like). While having the dinner, traditional maasai Dance or Adumu in Masai language will be performed by tribal men an women. You will be invited to participate in the dance program which is mainly moving with the loud drum beats.

Day 5

Day’s Highlights:
– Morning Game drive
– Transfer to Nairobi
– Shopping /City tour
– Fly back to Dubai

Breakfast will be served at hotel

Morning Game Drive – Another beautiful morning to enjoy the serenity and natural ambience of the wildest Africa. Morning game drives start at 5.00am giving you the best chance to see animals moving around as the sun comes up before the heat of the day drives them to shade. It is an excellent opportunity to see elephants going for an early morning drink and catch a hippo returning back to its pool. We may be lucky today it see a kill or a chase.

Transfer to Nairobi – 253 kms (5 hrs)

Lunch at Carnivore restaurant (Optional US$ 30 each) –  Carnivore is an open-air restaurant with a specialty of meat, and features an all-you-can-eat meat buffet. They serve a wide variety of meat and are famous for their game meat. It is a popular tourist destination. The game, including giraffe, wildebeest, ostrich and crocodile. The meat is skewered on Maasai swords and cooked on coals, and the meat is served on cast-iron plates. It does have a vegetarian option. It ranked 47th on the 2003 “The World’s best 50 restaurants” list by UK-based Restaurant Magazine.

Shopping – We will take short break at one of the shopping center for your last minute souvenir shopping.

7.00pm Transfer to airport for our flight back to Dubai. Our flight KQ 310 leaves Kenyan capital at 19.15pm. Hot dinner and breakfast will be served during the 5.5 hrs flight back to Dubai.

Day 6

Arrive Dubai 5.00am.

Adult Dhs 4990 (Double/Twin Sharing)

Adult Dhs 5990 (Single)

Child Dhs 3490 (below 12 years)

Hotel, Coaches and Services: Hudson & Parker, reserves the right to substitute hotels or coach operators or other services listed with others of a similar or higher category at no additional cost to the traveler, even after commencement of the tour. Should this be necessary, then you will be notified of the changes. No refunds will be made for no-shows, or any unused services irrespective of whether they form part of the basic inclusive tour price, or whether they are in respect of pre-booked optional arrangements.

Passport, Visas and Health regulations: It will be your responsibility to ensure that these are in order for entry, multiple entry and return. We will not take any responsibility in visa issuance as it is purely an immigration decision. However we are pleased to guide you the process at an admin fee of AED 100 per passport.

Responsibility: Neither Hudson & Parker Leisure nor the owners, nor any agent, supplier or person contracted, shall be liable for any loss whatsoever, damage to baggage and property, inconvenience, delay, cancellation, deviation, alteration, sickness, injury or death whether such loss be a result of negligence, weather, political or anything. Kindly take note of this before proceeding with the reservation of any program. We encourage you to purchase insurance against such eventualities.

Telecommunications: You may either opt for roaming facility on your home country cell phone or use local SIM card. Wifi facility is available in all hotels however is chargeable.

Tipping: Tipping is widely practiced in service industry world-wide. Restaurants & bars expect 10% of total bill, porters- US$ 2 per piece of luggage and guides/drivers expect US$ 5 per person per day as tip.

What to wear: We expect you to relax. So please be on casuals with good walking shoes and sun shades.

Vaccination: Though its not mandatory, we advise you to take vaccination against yellow fever.