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In The Shade of Kilimanjaro

7 days from $2,495 - Land Only
Departing Monday, Thursday & Saturday

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The Mara, Amboseli and Lake Nakuru all combine to make this a really outstanding safari!

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Day 1  Arrive Nairobi
Upon arrival into Nairobi this evening, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Nairobi Safari Park

Day 2  Nairobi-Masai Mara (BLD)
Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then on to the Masai Mara for a 2-night stay. Enjoy lunch and then head out on your first game drive in Kenya's most famous reserve. Keep your eyes open, as there is always something to discover.
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, a reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature. All the buildings follow the design of traditional African round houses with conical roofs, and these stretch along the line of the hills with the impressively large public area buildings and the swimming pool at their center.

Accommodation

The lodge has fifty guest cottages divided into two wings to either side of the main public areas. Each of these house two spacious guest rooms with queen and king size beds; mosquito nets; electronic safes; dressing tables; en-suite bathrooms and sheltered verandas that all have views over the gardens and the game reserve beyond.

Six of the cottages each contain two suites with larger bedrooms and bathrooms, and both indoor and outdoor seating areas.

In addition to all of the above, the honeymoon suite has an extremely large, luxuriously appointed bedroom with a king size bed; dressing table and indoor seating area. Its lavishly appointed bathroom contains both a shower and a sunken bath; and its sheltered veranda offers some of the most magnificent views available over the African landscapes below.

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Day 3  Masai Mara (BLD)
Enjoy both morning and afternoon game drives today.
Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, a reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature. All the buildings follow the design of traditional African round houses with conical roofs, and these stretch along the line of the hills with the impressively large public area buildings and the swimming pool at their center.

Accommodation

The lodge has fifty guest cottages divided into two wings to either side of the main public areas. Each of these house two spacious guest rooms with queen and king size beds; mosquito nets; electronic safes; dressing tables; en-suite bathrooms and sheltered verandas that all have views over the gardens and the game reserve beyond.

Six of the cottages each contain two suites with larger bedrooms and bathrooms, and both indoor and outdoor seating areas.

In addition to all of the above, the honeymoon suite has an extremely large, luxuriously appointed bedroom with a king size bed; dressing table and indoor seating area. Its lavishly appointed bathroom contains both a shower and a sunken bath; and its sheltered veranda offers some of the most magnificent views available over the African landscapes below.

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Day 4  Masai Mara-Great Rift Valley (BLD)
Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast with a picnic lunch, you'll travel across the 'breadbasket' of Kenya, past Narok and on to the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley. Watch for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at Lake Nakuru. The waters here are often coloured shimmering flamingo pink, from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in Nakuru National Park before continuing to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Situated in the south east ecological niche of the Lake Nakuru National Park is the Lake Nakuru Lodge, an oasis of comfort and excellent service, with commanding views of the Lesser Flamingo dotted with the Greater Flamingo, for which Lake Nakuru is justly famous. It is another world for the visitor, one where a person easily forgets the hustle and bustle of the city. The lodge blends well with it's surroundings and the animals often browse peacefully close to the lodge and environs, much to the fascination of the visitors.

The Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in a wonderland which lies in the heart of one of Kenya's most densely animal populated wetland National Parks (Ramsar Site), only two hours leisurely drive - on first class roads - from Nairobi, through some of the most exciting scenery to be seen anywhere in Africa. The 156 Km Nairobi-Nakuru road gives the visitor an unrivalled view of the majestic Great Rift Valley, winding through a series of Lakes and forested uplands all the way to the bustling market town of Nakuru. The views are equally impressive for the visitor who uses a charter aircraft for the 25 minute flight to the Lake Nakuru National Park airstrip situated at the Southern side of the park at the Rhino Sanctuary Headquarters - Naishi.

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Day 5  Great Rift Valley-Amboseli (BLD)
Leaving Lake Naivasha behind, enjoy the spectacular views as you travel out of the Great Rift Valley and on through Kenya's highlands. Stop for a picnic lunch in Nairobi before heading southeast to Amboseli National Park. The park sits at the foot of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, and is probably most well known for its elephants. Game drive enroute to your lodge.
Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, the lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at almost six thousand metres, is Africa’s highest and most famous snowcapped mountain. It was this region of Kenya that, in the 1930s, inspired Ernest Hemingway’s unforgettable stories ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’ and ‘The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber’ which were turned into more than successful feature films in the late 1940s due to their renowned actors. All forms of wildlife still abound in this wilderness which continues all the way to the Amboseli National Park, an easy twenty minute drive away from the lodge.

While the park conserves over six hundred breeding species of birds as well a host of rare and wonderful wildlife, this is also home to the Maasai people, perhaps the world’s most renowned African tribe.

Accommodations

Rustic, well spaced cottages meander through the vast expanse of our mature gardens and house our eighty three guest rooms. These are all brightly decorated with Maasai themed wall murals, and each room has been purpose built to contain either one or two queen sized beds as well as a veranda.

We also have a luxuriously appointed, extremely spacious, two bedroom Presidential suite with a private dining room and an attached kitchenette, and also with a huge lounge and a quite simply vast veranda

83 rooms in total

  • 40 rooms with 2 queen size beds of which, 6 of them have interconnecting doors, ideal for families and 24 rooms can be turned to triples on request.
  • 21 rooms with one king size bed, of which 2 rooms are suitable for the physically challenged, and 1 room is a honeymoon suite.
  • 22 rooms have one queen size bed.
  • 6 of the rooms have interconnecting doors ideal for families.

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Day 6  Amboseli (BLD)
Rise early to get the first glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro as the cloud cover lifts. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives today.
Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, the lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at almost six thousand metres, is Africa’s highest and most famous snowcapped mountain. It was this region of Kenya that, in the 1930s, inspired Ernest Hemingway’s unforgettable stories ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’ and ‘The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber’ which were turned into more than successful feature films in the late 1940s due to their renowned actors. All forms of wildlife still abound in this wilderness which continues all the way to the Amboseli National Park, an easy twenty minute drive away from the lodge.

While the park conserves over six hundred breeding species of birds as well a host of rare and wonderful wildlife, this is also home to the Maasai people, perhaps the world’s most renowned African tribe.

Accommodations

Rustic, well spaced cottages meander through the vast expanse of our mature gardens and house our eighty three guest rooms. These are all brightly decorated with Maasai themed wall murals, and each room has been purpose built to contain either one or two queen sized beds as well as a veranda.

We also have a luxuriously appointed, extremely spacious, two bedroom Presidential suite with a private dining room and an attached kitchenette, and also with a huge lounge and a quite simply vast veranda

83 rooms in total

  • 40 rooms with 2 queen size beds of which, 6 of them have interconnecting doors, ideal for families and 24 rooms can be turned to triples on request.
  • 21 rooms with one king size bed, of which 2 rooms are suitable for the physically challenged, and 1 room is a honeymoon suite.
  • 22 rooms have one queen size bed.
  • 6 of the rooms have interconnecting doors ideal for families.

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Day 7  Amboseli-Depart (BD)
Following an early breakfast, you'll catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli viewing game en route to the border of the park and on to Nairobi. A stop at the Karen Blixen Museum provides time to walk the grounds and picture life in the days the famous author of "Out of Africa" lived here. Then it's on to feed the giraffes at the Giraffe Center. Enjoy dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant before transferring to the airport for your departure flight (airfare is not included.)

Save $400 Per Person on Select Dates!
Valid On New Bookings After October 6, 2014
Save up to $500 PER PERSON on select departures through March 2015! Saving is valid only on new bookings made and paid in full between October 6-November 30, 2014. See the price chart below for specific departures. Hurry, space is limited!
Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Monday, Thursday & Saturday
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
20 MAY 14 - 13 DEC 14$2,595$3,195
Per Person Special Prices for Nov. 10, 15, 20, 22, 27 and Dec. 8: $2,095 (twin) and $2,695 (single)
14 DEC 14 - 04 JAN 15$2,795$3,295
Per Person Special Prices for Dec. 11, 18, 27, 29 and Jan. 3: $2,295 (twin) and $2,895 (single)
05 JAN 15 - 31 MAR 15$2,695$3,195
Per Person Special Prices for Jan. 5, 8, 15, 29, Feb. 2, 9. 23 and Mar. 5, 7, 9, 26: $2,295 (twin) and $2,895 (single)
01 APR 15 - 25 JUN 15$2,495$2,695
26 JUN 15 - 31 OCT 15$2,695$3,295
All prices are based on a minimum of 2 people traveling together. Holiday supplement of $65 per night per person applies for travel between December 22-January 5 and April 15-22. (v1015)
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