Oct 06, 2010

Kenya Family Holiday Tour 9 days

This is a family fun safari to Kenya that takes visitors to the famous national park in Kenya and an experience of riding on top of an ostrich. Slow safari that would take guests to the wild inside the backyard of the big five animals in Kenya.

SKELETON ITINERARY

Day 1. Nairobi Red Court Hotel
Day 2. Amboseli Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Day 3. Amboseli Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Day 4. Lake Naivasha Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge (Fun at Ostrich Farm)
Day 5. Lake Nakuru Lake Elementaita Lodge
Day 6. Masai Mara Mara Sentrim
Day 7. Masai Mara Mara Leisure
Day 8. Masai Mara Mara Leisure
Day 9. Depart

FULL ITINERARY

25 NOVEMBER 2016 NAIROBI
On arrival Jomo Kenyatta International airport meet and assist at airport. Transfer to Red Court Hotel. Check in time is from 1200 Hrs. Rest of the day spend at leisure. Overnight at Red Court hotel.
Accommodation: Red Court Hotel
Meals : None
Hotel Information - http://www.redcourt.co.ke/standardroom.php

26 NOVEMBER 2016 AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
0830 Hrs. After breakfast, check out and depart for Amboseli National park. Arrive in time for lunch at Amboseli Sopa Lodge. Lunch and later in the afternoon game drive will be provided in the park till late in the evening. Return to your lodge for overnight.
Accommodation : Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Meals : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel Information - http://www.sopalodges.com/amboseli/home.html

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK: Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, 5895m Kilimanjaro. It is a popular kenyan national parks. Situated 250 Kms from Nairobi on the southern part of Kenya close to Tanzania border. The peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro is above a saucer of clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli. The park covers 392 sq km. It is smaller in size and has a fragile ecosystem it supports a wide range of mammals over 400 species of birds and 50 large species.
The park supports most spectacular displays of wildlife - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and hosts of plains' game, creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. Amboseli provides best game drives all year round this is because it is supported by the swamps and there is a fine lookout on Observation Hill which offers views over the whole of the Park.


27 NOVEMBER 2016 AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
0800 Hrs. After breakfast depart with packed lunch 900 Hrs. Pick up from Aberdares and drive to Samburu National reserve to arrive in time for lunch at Samburu Serena Lodge. Lunch and early afternoon at leisure. Later in the evening an afternoon game drive will be provided in the reserve.
Accommodation : Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Meals : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel Information - http://www.sopalodges.com/amboseli/home.html


28 NOVEMBER 2016 OSTRICH FARM / LAKE NAIVASHA
0700 Hrs. After breakfast depart Lake Naivasha. Arrive in late morning at Ostrich farm. This day you will be provided with Ostrich Ride and more fun. Later lunch will be provided at Ostrich farm. In the late afternoon drive to Lake Naivasha and check in at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa lodge.
Accommodation : Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Meals : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel Information - http://www.sopalodges.com/naivasha/home.html

29 NOVEMBER 2016 LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Morning breakfast and depart with packed lunch to Lake Nakuru National park. Have a full day game drive in the park. Lunch will be provided at the picnic site. Later in the evening drive to Lake Elementaita Lodge for overnight.
Accommodation : Lake Elementaita Lodge
Meals : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel Information - http://www.jacarandahotels.com/main-site/Home/Lake-Elementaita-Lodge/Lake-Elementaita-Lodge
LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK: Lake Nakuru is a very shallow strongly alkaline lake 62 km2 in extent. It is set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland next to Nakuru town. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest on the eastern perimeter. The lake catchment is bounded by Menengai crater to the north, the Bahati hills to the north east, the lion hill ranges to the east, Eburu crater to the south and the Mau escarpment to the west. Three major rivers, the njoro, makalia and enderit drain into the lake, together with treated water from the town's sewage works and the outflow from several springs along the shore. Lake Nakuru was first gazetted as a bird sanctuary in 1960 and upgraded to National Park status in 1968. A northern extension was added to the park in 1974 and the lake was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990. The foundation of the parks food chains is the cyanophyte spirulina platensis which can support huge numbers of lesser flamingo.

30 NOVEMBER 2016 MASAI MARA
After breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. (350 Kms). It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago.

Check in at your Luxurious Tented Lodge. Lunch and afternoon game drive in the reserve till late in the evening.
Accommodation : Mara Sentrim
Meals : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel Information : http://www.sentrim-hotels.com/maasai_mara_accommodation_sentrim.html
MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE: Probably the most famous of the reserves, the Masai Mara, in Kenya's south western corner, boasts an astonishing amount of game. Unfenced, the Mara is bounded in the east by the Ngama Hills and in the west by the Oloololo or Siria Escarpment. Gazelle, wildebeest and zebra graze in large numbers and where prey is found so are predators. Not only is this a great place in which to find game, but the wide greeny-gold savannahs spotted with thorn trees make it ideal for photography. The Mara, as it is known in Kenya, is ravishingly beautiful and also offers long, undisturbed views and utterly dramatic panoramas. The weather really means something here. The sun may beat down un forgivingly, huge clouds in fabulous shapes may sweep across the widest of skies, the wind ripples the grasses as though they are stroked by a giant hand. The landscape is stunning. Famously, the Mara is the northerly end of the Great Migration, that great primeval surge of wildebeest, zebra and antelope that sweeps in from Tanzania's Serengeti to Kenya's Masai Mara as the Tanzanian grass starts to fail.

01 DECEMBER 2016 MASAI MARA
0630 Hrs. Have an early morning game drive in the park. Later return for late breakfast and check out. Another game drive will be provided enroute to Mara Leisure Tented Camp. Check In at Mara Leisure. Lunch and relax at Leisure. Late afternoon game drive will be provided in the reserve.

Accommodation : Mara Leisure
Meals : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel Information : http://www.maraleisurecamp.co.ke/index.php?id=3

02 DECEMBER 2016 MASAI MARA
Morning and afternoon game drive in the reserves. All meals and overnight at Mara Leisure.

Accommodation : Mara Leisure
Meals : Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel Information : http://www.maraleisurecamp.co.ke/index.php?id=3


03 DECEMBER 2016 MOMBASA
After breakfast, check out and drive to Nairobi. Arrive Nairobi mid day and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your onward international flight.
Meals : Breakfast

COST PER PERSON FROM USD 4,299

ABOVE INCLUDES
- On arrival meet and assist at Jomo Kenyatta International airport
- Nairobi hotel is based on bed and breakfast basis.
- Full board accommodation while on Safari (3 Meals a day)
- Game drive as per the Itinerary
- Park fee for 4 adults, driver and vehicle.
- Evacuation Insurance cover incase of any emergency.
- Unique Ostrich Ride experience
- Complimentary bottle of drinking mineral water throughout the safari.
- Service of English speaking driver guide
- Gofan Safari welcome kit
- Guaranteed window Seat while on safari.

ABOVE EXCLUDES
- Extras at the Lodges I.e. Laundry, telephone
- Tips to driver guide and porter
- Items not included on the Itinerary
- Boat Ride at Naivasha, visit to Masai Village
- Visa entry fee. Can be obtained on arrival at Nairobi USD 25 Per person