Set Departure Safari

Kenya Classic – 6 Night Budget Safari

“Weekly Set-departure safari – Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Amboseli! “

Price $2075 USD
Country
Kenya
When to Go
Every Sunday
Duration
6 Nights
Safari Type
Lodge
Location
Kids Min Age
7

From the open plains of Masai Mara, the shimmery pink waters of Lake Nakuru and the swamps of Amboseli, this safari takes in three of the most picturesque regions in Kenya. It also provides the perfect opportunity to spot the Big-5 and to capture some diverse scenery.

A weekly set-departure safari that showcases some of the most iconic locations in Kenya, including the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli. Travelling on group departures allows for couples or single travellers to make the most of group travel rates!

The safari starts with a comfortable night in Nairobi to relax after the international flights. The following day you then head to the famous Masai Mara where you will arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon drive. Explore the Masai Mara on wildlife packed game drives and also experiencing a visit to a local Masai village. Then you will head up to Lake Nakuru for some game drives and a night’s accommodation. The following day, continuing on to Lake Naivashi for a lovely boat ride, before proceeding back via Nairobi for lunch, to Amboseli National Park where you will spend the final two nights. You will have ample time here to explore scenic Amboseli on fantastic game drives!

Safari Rating

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highlights

  • Join a small group of like-minded travellers and enjoy group rates!
  • Outstanding wildlife sightings – bring your cameras!
  • Explore the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli!
  • English-speaking driver guides in 4×4 safari vehicles! (other languages on request!)
  • Weekly Departure dates, every Sunday – choose the one which suits you!

map and overview

1 Night Eka Hotel (Nairobi)

2 Nights Keekorok Lodge (Masai Mara)

1 Night Lake Nakuru Lodge (Lake Nakuru)

2 Nights Ol Tukai Lodge (Amboseli)

Safari Briefing: Day 02 at 0700hrs approx.

Departs on Day 02: 0730hrs approx.

Returns on Day 07: 1330hrs approx. (flights to be booked 1600hrs onwards)

start dates

This safari departs every Sunday.

The below dates are only a few of all the dates for 2020.

23 August 2020 - 29 August 2020
6 September 2020 - 12 September 2020
20 September 2020 - 26 September 2020
4 October 2020 - 10 October 2020
18 October 2020 - 24 October 2020
1 November 2020 - 7 November 2020
22 November 2020 - 28 November 2020
6 December 2020 - 12 December 2020
20 December 2020 - 26 December 2020

detailed itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi

Upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to Eka Hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the Eka Hotel in a Superior room on a bed and breakfast basis. (Check in time is 1400hrs approx. and will be adhered to. Clients arriving in the middle of the night must book a pre-night as they will not be permitted to wait in the hotel lobby for check-in at 1400hrs.)

Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions for Early morning arrivals (clients will be transferred to Eka Hotel on arrival for breakfast on own arrangements and then continue with the excursion).

Daphne Sheldricks Excursion   

Out of Africa Excursion  

Day 2: Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

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 lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve

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 lodge as the sunsets. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari at a supplementary cost)

Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 4: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

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, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday.  Once in the park, view game en route to the lodge. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the 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 Lake Nakuru Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park

Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on road conditions) and continue south towards Amboseli, arriving at your lodge by late afternoon.

Overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 6: Amboseli National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Overnight at Oltukai Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 7: Amboseli – Nairobi

Following an early breakfast, catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. From here turn north across the beautiful and seemingly never‑ending Athi Plains, arriving in Kenya’s bustling capital city of Nairobi by mid-day. Once in the city, clients will be dropped off at the drop off point in the city centre or at the airport for ongoing travel arrangements.

Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions on return to Nairobi ex- Safari

Lunch or Dinner at Carnivore

Out of Africa Excursion

Shopping trip to Utamaduni and Kazuri Bead Factory

Use of Pollmans Club Lounge

accommodation

Eka Hotel

A contemporary style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveler, Eka Hotel is ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, It is an ideal business or leisure hotel,  close to the International and domestic Airports as well as the city centre. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms, two restaurants, bar, conference facilities, swimming pool and a host of other facilities.

Keekorok Lodge

Keekorok Lodge was opened in 1965 and lies at the southern end of Masai Mara National Reserve, approximately 280 kilometres from Nairobi. It is sited in the direct path of the annual migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly need to go on a game drive. Keekorok’s charm lies in the liberal use of local building materials. Sand stone, cedar wood and other indigenous materials are used in all rooms and public areas. In front of the lodge there is a 300m elevated walkway that meanders through a small riverine forest to a small bar at one end. This overlooks a dam where resident hippo and other game are regularly seen. There are no fences around Keekorok and it is not uncommon to see elephant and buffalo on the perimeter of the grounds or even strolling in. Though there are watchmen on the constant look out!

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of one of Kenya’s most densely populated wetland National Parks, (Ramsar site) only two leisurely hours’ drive from Nairobi, through beautiful forested uplands and passing a series of lakes. On the outskirts of the bustling market town of Nakuru lies a truly remarkable national park which has achieved international fame. Both black and white rhino are being given a new lease of life in this 188 sq km, fully-fenced park – and they are carefully protected. The present rhino population is over 50 and continuing to multiply. The Rothschild giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion. Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and the flamingos for which it is justly famous. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottages. There is a good programme of activities and evening entertainment.

Ol Tukai Lodge

Ol Tukai lies at the heart of Amboseli National Park and is set at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The cottage style accommodation spreads out on either side of the main lodge, where the architecture is unobtrusive. Each room is built out of gum trees and other indigenous building materials, with the use of beige and cream slate. Each room has uninterrupted views of either the wetlands or of Mount Kilimanjaro. There is a great swimming pool shaded by acacia trees, library, bars, gift shop and spacious gardens to enjoy.

price

Dates 16 DEC 2019

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03 JAN 2020

04 JAN 2020

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29 FEB 2020

01 MAR 2020

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31 MAR 2020

Currency USD USD USD
Per person sharing 2425.00 2280.00 2220.00
Single room supplement 615.00 500.00 450.00
Christmas Supplement: US$ 45-00 per person per night from 24 Dec 2019 to 01 Jan 2020 inclusive
Easter Supplement: US$ 45-00 per person per night from 10 April 2020 to 13 April 2020 inclusive

Minimum 02 pax required to operate tour (single pax on request)

 

Dates 01 APR 2020

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24 JUN 2020

25 JUN 2020

to

31 OCT 2020

01 NOV 2020

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15 DEC 2020

Currency USD USD USD
Per person sharing 2075.00 2460.00 2150.00
Single room supplement 185.00 600.00 315.00
Christmas Supplement: US$ 45-00 per person per night from 24 Dec 2019 to 01 Jan 2020 inclusive
Easter Supplement: US$ 45-00 per person per night from 10 April 2020 to 13 April 2020 inclusive

Minimum 02 pax required to operate tour (single pax on request) 

On this program, the accommodation on Day 1 cannot be changed as program is based on a Circuit. Breaking the circuit will entail supplementary costs.

Extra transfer requests applicable as per below (min 2 pax):

Please refer to transfer document for list of hotels within or outside city center

Arrival transfer included strictly for clients arriving on day 01 of the program as indicated. 

For clients arriving on any other day, a separate transfer cost will apply as per transfer document.

For clients not staying at the featured pick up hotel, supplementary cost applicable:

  • Day 02 Pickup from a city center hotel = No extra charge
  • Day 02 Pickup hotel outside city center = USD 30.00 per person

For clients requiring drop off post safari at alternate hotel:

  • Drop off at hotel within city center = No extra charge
  • Drop off at hotel outside city center = USD 19.00 per person

Separate evening departure transfer cost as per transfer document

Single traveler joining a scheduled departure will need to pay a sole traveler transfer supplement of USD 23.00 per person

Child and Third Adult Policy

  • Children under 7 not permitted.
  • One child aged 7-11 sharing with 2 adults pays 55% of safari cost
  • Children aged 7-11 in own room pay 75% of safari cost
  • Third adult sharing pays per person sharing cost
  • Children under 12yrs pay 50% of festive supplements
  • Transfer Supplements – children under 12yrs travelling with 2 Adults pay 50%

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • Airport Arrival Transfers in safari minibus or mini coach on shared basis
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4×4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English / Bilingual (French, German, Italian or Spanish) speaking driver-guide on shared basis
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • ½ litre bottle water per person per day on game drives

Cost Excludes

  • Visas and international flights
  • Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
  • Driver-guide gratuities
  • Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Balloon Safari

additional information

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.
  • Specific language speaking guides must be requested at time of requesting booking and are subject to availability at time of confirmation.

Luggage

  • Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65×46 cm.
  • Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at time of briefing for storage in Nairobi.  Additional costs of USD 40.00 per booking will apply to handle excess luggage until your return to Nairobi from the safari. This service can be pre-booked alternatively clients can pay for this directly on the ground.

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