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Overview

This is a short but extremely rewarding safari as it allows visitors to gain a firsthand experience of the Great Rift Valley and the vast game-rich plains of the Masai Mara. The Rift Valley lakes are famous for their abundance of flamingos and other waterfowl, while Masai Mara is home to the country’s greatest concentration of wildlife.

This program now operates with a Pre night in Nairobi, followed by lunch on the last day and departure transfer as standard.

Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to the Hilton Garden Inn Airport Hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in a Standard Room on a bed and breakfast basis. (Check in time is 1400 hrs approx. )

Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions for Early morning arrivals Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – Elephant and Rhino Orphanage Out of Africa Excursion.

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment on the road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. On the way spot the charming chapel built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok, continue your travels across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch set off on your first game drive, returning to the camp as the sun sets.

Overnight at Sentrim Mara Camp in a standard tent on a full board basis.

Sentrim Mara Camp is located in Maasai Mara Game Reserve, 3 km after Sekenani gate. The entire 31 tents are spread out in serene surroundings amongst Acacia trees that surround the camp. The main guest area consists of the reception, lounge area, restaurant and bar. Each of the spacious tents has a modern ensuite bathroom, hot and cold showers, writing desk and an elevated private balcony for spectacular views of the sunsets and the hills, which have abundant wildlife. The tents have personal closets, flush toilets and sockets for battery charging for cameras. There is power for lighting in every room, a bathroom and flushing toilets.

Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp mid-morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive and visit to the Masai Village, returning to the camp as the sunsets. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari at a supplementary cost).

Overnight at Sentrim Mara Camp in a standard tent on a full board basis.

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, arriving at your lodge at Lake Elementaita around midday. Following lunch, depart for a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, returning to your lodge as the sun sets. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes. It is also home to Black and White rhinos, as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.

Overnight at Sentrim Elementaita Lodge in a standard room on a full board basis.

Sentrim Elementaita Lodge is located on the shores of Lake Elementaita, situated about 120 Kilometers from Nairobi. If you are a bird lover, and in search of African safari lodges, then the country lodge is the perfect place for you to experience one of the world’s largest ornithological spectacles.

Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi arriving late morning. Once in the city, lunch is provided, followed by a departure transfer to the airport or drop off at city centre hotel for ongoing travel arrangements. End of our services.

Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions on return to Nairobi ex- Safari
Lunch or Dinner at Carnivore
Out of Africa Excursion
Shopping trips

Inclusions
  • Landside meet and greet services.
  • Transfers as specified.
  • Transport for safari sector in 4x4 vehicles on a Private basis with maximum 7 passengers per vehicle.
  • Guaranteed window seats.
  • Services of experienced bilingual English-speaking driver-guides (languages including Spanish, French, German and Italian are available on request and subject to availability).
  • Game drives and activities as specified in the itinerary.
  • All accommodation and meals as specified.
  • All park fees and government taxes (except Zanzibar Infrastructure Tax where applicable).
  • Filtered water will be provided in safari vehicles provided. 
  • Travellers should bring reusable water bottles.
  • Internal flights (if applicable) as specified in the itinerary inclusive of all airport taxes.
Exclusions
  • International and regional flights (except where specified).
  • Airport taxes except on tickets we issue.
  • Passport and visa fees. 
  • Zanzibar Infrastructure Tax (where applicable).
  • Hot air balloon safaris.
  • Driver-guide gratuities. 
  • Dining rooms tips and porterage. 
  • Personal travel, baggage, and medical insurance. 
  • Drinks, Laundry, Telephone bills and any items of a personal nature (except where specified). 
Notes

Hotels Envisaged OR Similar
Nairobi - Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in a Standard Room
Masai Mara National Reserve - Sentrim Mara Camp in a standard tent
Lake Elementaita - Sentrim Elementaita Lodge in a standard room

Christmas Supplement: AUD 58-00 per person per night from 24 Dec 2024 to 01 Jan 2025 inclusive.
Easter Supplement: AUD 58-00 per person per night from 29 Mar 2024 to 01 April 2024 inclusive.

Cost of Extra Night in in Masai Mara National Reserve – Sentrim Mara Camp and Nakuru National Park – Sentrim Elementaita Lodge available on request.

*Park and Reserve fees used in these rates are based on current information. Should there be increases in park and/or Reserve fees, these will be passed along for all existing and future bookings.

Extra transfer requests applicable as per below (min 2 pax):
• Clients booking a pre-night in Nairobi at the same base hotel, NO additional arrival transfer will be charged.
• On return from safari, drop off at Airport or a city centre hotel is included.
• Clients requiring a SEPARATE evening or later departure transfer once the safari returns will be charged transfer cost as per transfer document.

Child and Triple Sharing rate available on request.

Extra transfer rates available on request.

Rates for separate local excursion and other Nairobi local excursions available on request.

Arrival Information
Earliest check-in at the arrival hotel is 14h00. Travellers arriving on early morning flights are urged to book a pre-night at the arrival hotel (at an additional cost) to avoid delays in accessing the hotel rooms on arrival.

Departure Information
This safari returns to Nairobi at 1330 hrs.
Travellers departing from JKI Airport on a domestic or international flight should book a flight departing later than 1630 hrs.
Travellers with a long layover before their departure flight should consider booking a day room (at an additional cost) to refresh and repack before their international journey.

IMPORTANT Luggage Information
Travellers should only bring soft sided bags on safari. Luggage space in safari vehicles is limited. These bags should measure no more than the following: Height 66 centimetres Length 42 centimetres Width 28 centimetres. Soft sided bags with wheels are permitted.

If travelling on internal flights during your safari, luggage allowances are strictly enforced to 15 kilograms per person including carry-on bags.

If arriving and departing from the same city, bags can be stored in our offices for a one-time fee of AUD 89.00 (per booking, not per bag or per person) to transfer and store the bags and reconnect them with the travellers for departure.

Additional remarks
We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.

Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you for existing and new bookings.

Flight times mentioned for internal flights are based on published schedules but are subject to change depending on the airline’s load factors and airstrips visited.

Program Touring / Guide

Escorted Experience

Trip Highlights

Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve - Lake Nakuru – Lake Elementaita - Nairobi

Departure Period
02 Apr, 2024 to 25 Jun, 2024

2-3 guests
AUD 3,340 P P twin share
AUD 3,490 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,702 P P twin share
AUD 2,851 P P single
AVAILABLE

6 plus
AUD 2,456 P P twin share
AUD 2,606 P P single
AVAILABLE

26 Jun, 2024 to 31 Oct, 2024

2-3 guests
AUD 4,012 P P twin share
AUD 4,398 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 3,373 P P twin share
AUD 3,759 P P single
AVAILABLE

6 plus
AUD 3,127 P P twin share
AUD 3,513 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Nov, 2024 to 13 Dec, 2024

2-3 guests
AUD 3,871 P P twin share
AUD 4,021 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 3,233 P P twin share
AUD 3,382 P P single
AVAILABLE

6 plus
AUD 2,987 P P twin share
AUD 3,137 P P single
AVAILABLE

14 Dec, 2024 to 01 Jan, 2025

2-3 guests
AUD 4,012 P P twin share
AUD 4,398 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 3,373 P P twin share
AUD 3,759 P P single
AVAILABLE

6 plus
AUD 3,127 P P twin share
AUD 3,513 P P single
AVAILABLE

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