Highlights: Maasai Mara
Accommodation: Standard Tented Camp.
Type of Safari: Wildlife Safari
Departure: Jan 2020

Itinerary at a glance
Day        Location Accommodation Meal plan Activity.
1. Nairobi La Maison Royale Hotel BB Lei
2. Maasai Mara Zebra Plains Tented Camp BBLD P
3. Maasai Mara Zebra Plains Tented Camp BBLD AP
4. Nairobi BB

BB -Bed & Breakfast, BBLD – Bed and breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, TRSF– Transfer, Crescent – CR LEI – Leisure A – Morning game drive, P – Afternoon game drive

“I never knew of a morning in Africa, when I woke up and was not happy.” Ernest Hemingway

SAFARI OVERVIEW

We live in an era of unprecedented technology. The world has been shrunk, studied, made safe. Transcontinental travel, perilous a century ago, is now a day’s travel where the most uncertain thing is the airline dinner. From Blue Legged Somalia Ostrich to Black Rhinos, all the world’s mysteries are a YouTube video away. Our surroundings are secure, under control, predictable. Some of us feel that in the bargain, what our lives have lost is a sense of wonder. The fundamental human freedom of being able to venture into the unknown. Getting close to nature give us the means to temporarily reclaim that in a controlled fashion. In these moments with nature, we transcend our mundane, predictable existences, and become the adventurers and explorers who wrote the book of human progress.

Includes

  • Meet and greet services with assistance at the airport or hotel
  • All transport and game drives on road safaris will be in a 4×4 Landcruiser (with a pop up roof for game viewing).
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide on private basis
  • Flying Doctors (AMREF) Emergency evacuation cover
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • 2 bottles of 0.5 litre mineral water per person per day on game drives

Excludes

  • Visas, international flights and Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
  • Driver-guide gratuities, drinks, dining room’s tips, porterage
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance

Extra Expenses you should budget For:

  • Flights
  • Visa’s (between $ 50).
  • Extra drinks and meals that are not mentioned on the package.
  • Tips (Please see a separate attachment with guideline for tipping)

TERMS & CONDITIONS

TERMS OF PAYMENTS

  • After issuance of invoice, 30% deposit to be received so as we can secure the booking.
  • 70% of the amount to be received 30 days before clients’ arrival.
  • All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars and must be paid in U.S. dollars in cash or wire transfer.
  • Where credit cards (visa, mastercard) are used, we impose a 3.5% charge as bank suffices charges.
  • For wire transfer we do not impose any charges but bank charges must be sufficed by you.
  • All the payments should be FREE FROM BANK CHARGES.

TERMS OF CANCELLATION

Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in numbers are subject to Cancellation fee. Any cancellation of a reservation must be in writing, and shall only be effective upon its receipt and acknowledgment.

The following cancellation fee will be subject to cancelled bookings:

  • More than 60 days prior to arrival date: 30%
  • 60 days to 30 days prior to arrival: 50%
  • 30 days to 15 days prior to arrival: 80%
  • 15 days to No show prior to arrival: 100%

 

No refund will be given to the following:

  • Itinerary Amended After Departure.
  • There will be no refunds from African Adventure Specialists for any unused portions of the tour.
  • Lost Travel Time or Substitution of Facilities.
  • No tour refund is available should you fail to join a tour or join it after departure or leave it prior to its completion.

We strongly recommend that you secure trip and cancellation insurance.

 

SPECIAL NOTE

  • We may have to reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non- availability.
  • Prices may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you for park fees and government taxes.

 

PASSENGER INFORMATION

  • Passengers should bring soft sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space.
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for any internal flights.
  • Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
  • Passengers arriving in Kenya will be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.

 

KWA HERI – GOOD BYE

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Day 1: Arrival Nairobi

On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will clear with immigration and proceed to the exit where an African Adventure Specialists representative will be waiting for you. You will proceed to La Maison Royale hotel for overnight.

  • Destination: Nairobi
  • Accommodation: La Maison Royale Hotel
  • Meal Plan: B
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Day 2: Nairobi – Maasai Mara National Reserve

You will wake up at 0700 o’clock for a buffet breakfast at the hotel. A short safari briefing will be conducted by your guide before you begin your safari adventure to the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. You will drive through the spectacular Great Rift Valley and Maasai Country. You will arrive at your camp in time for lunch. In the afternoon, proceed for your first game drive in the Mara in search of the ‘big five’ – Elephants, Buffalos, Rhinos, Lions & Leopards. Return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Destination: Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Zebra Plains Tented Camp https://zebraplainscollection.com/mara-camp
  • Meal Plan: B, L & D
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Day 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Today shall be a game viewing extravaganza! Maasai Mara game reserve remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system. It is a host to the highest and most varied concentration for wild animals than any other wildlife park in the region. The scenic appeal of the tree-studded savanna plains; the moderate climate and diversity of wild game species make it a one-stop-shop for game viewing activities. We shall traverse the Maasai Mara on a full day unlimited game viewing encountering the big five and more of the lesser game. Picnic lunch shall be by the Mara river as we watch Hippos and Crocodiles. Return back to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.
  • Destination: Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation: Zebra Plains Tented Camp https://zebraplainscollection.com/mara-camp
  • Meal Plan: B, L & D
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Day 4: Maasai Mara – Nairobi

Early Morning Game drive in the reserve and drive back to the camp for breakfast. After checking out proceed to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch at Carnivore; afterward drop off at the airport for your onward flight back home.
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