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Kenya and Victoria Falls

 

Kenya and Victoria Falls

11 days from $5,095
Departing Every Sunday

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What an amazing combination - Kenya and Victoria Falls. From game viewing across the plains of Kenya to the sound of millions of gallons of water crashing over Victoria Falls, this 11-day safari does not disappoint.

Start your adventure in Kenya where your first stop is the incomparable Masai Mara. Don't be surprised if you see the Big Five on your game drives, as they are all here! Then, it's on to the Lakes Region and your luxury tented camp at Lake Elementaita. Birdlovers, keep your binoculars handy as birdlife is prolific. Then, it's to Amboseli, where the views of towering Mt. Kilimanjaro are actually better here than from Tanzania! Amboseli is known for its herds of elephants and you may be able to snap your own iconic photo of an ele walking across the grass with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background.

Then, take the flight directly to Livingstone, Zambia, where a short transfer takes you across the border into Zimbabwe and the "grand dame" of the Falls, the Victoria Falls Hotel. Spend three glorious days in Victoria Falls - walking through the rain forest to see the Falls as well as enjoying a delightful dinner on your sunset cruise. We packed in a day in Chobe National Park - where you game view by both water and land. And, as a final treat, enjoy a gourmet dinner on a vintage steam train as it crosses the famous Victoria Falls Bridge.

Are you ready? Let's go!

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Day 1  SUN ARRIVE NAIROBI
Welcome to Kenya. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Nairobi Serena Hotel. The evening is at leisure.

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Peacefully set in landscaped gardens, the five star Nairobi Serena Hotel overlooks Central Park and is five minutes walking distance from the city center.

Each room has satellite TV, minibar, electronic safe, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, private bath and shower, telephone in bathroom, hair dryer and shaving mirror. All bedrooms and halls are newly renovated. All suites fitted with facsimile.

The hotel is renowned for efficient, personalized and attentive service. Dining: Mandhari Restaurant offers fine a la carte dining with modern contemporary cuisine. Cafe Mahred is an all day restaurant with theme buffets and a la carte menu.

A residents lounge and pool bar are also available. Sports: Maisha Health and Fitness Center with sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gymnasium and massage. Fresh water swimming pool. Complimentary golf facilities nearby.

Additional features: business center with PC, facsimile and meeting room. Conference rooms for 10 to 250 people, audio visual equipment, boutiques, hair salon, car rental, free parking, 24 hour room service, free courtesy bus to and from town.

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Day 2  MON NAIROBI-MASAI MARA | Meals: BLD
Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara and your lodge in time for lunch. There will be an afternoon game drive.

Mara Serena Lodge

An interpretation of a traditional Masai Manyatta village of domed huts, Mara Serena Safari Lodge is set on the saddle of a hill where it overlooks the 1,800 square kilometers of rolling plains, woodlands and rivers that make up the Masai Mara Triangle - one of the world's richest wildlife sanctuaries. No other lodge has such a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape or the game and birdlife that inhabit it. It is on this very terrain stretching endlessly before the lodge where the annual migrations take place, where millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle traverse the landscape to feed on the rich new grass and give birth to their young.

74 Guest Rooms

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Day 3  TUE MASAI MARA | Meals: BLD
After an early breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive and stop to visit a Masai village. urning to the lodge for lunch and perhaps a siesta before setting off for an afternoon game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.

Mara Serena Lodge

An interpretation of a traditional Masai Manyatta village of domed huts, Mara Serena Safari Lodge is set on the saddle of a hill where it overlooks the 1,800 square kilometers of rolling plains, woodlands and rivers that make up the Masai Mara Triangle - one of the world's richest wildlife sanctuaries. No other lodge has such a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape or the game and birdlife that inhabit it. It is on this very terrain stretching endlessly before the lodge where the annual migrations take place, where millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle traverse the landscape to feed on the rich new grass and give birth to their young.

74 Guest Rooms

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Day 4  WED MASAI MARA-LAKE ELEMENTEITA | Meals: BLD
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, stop enroute for a picnic lunch. Keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. 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. Late afternoon continue to your camp situated in Soysambu Conservancy.

Lake Elementaita Serena Camp

Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate sits the small and exclusive Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp. This area of breathtaking beauty, also home to many rare species of animals, is less than two hours’ drive from Nairobi and just a short distance to the famous Flamingo filled Lake Nakuru.

Each of the luxury tents have a private verandah, perfect to soak in the gorgeous views of Lake Elementaita. Your tent is outfitted with a mini-bar, electronic safe, telephone and WIFI. When you are not relaxing in your tent, why not take a dip in the pool or pamper yourself with a massage.

Soysambu Conservancy, where Elementaita is set, is a 48,000 acre Wildlife Conservancy, also a RAMSAR site - a wetland of international importance. The alkaline lake’s rocky islands are the only East African nesting site for great white pelicans, while its algae and plankton provides food for vast flocks of flamingos and a multitude of other waterfowl, many of them rare. The Conservancy protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. Rothschild giraffes have found a safe haven for breeding here, while a diverse variety of terrain shelters many species - from herds of giant elands to tiny dik-diks and cliff-dwelling klipspringers. Night game-drives offer a unique opportunity to spot nocturnal creatures including the curious-looking aardvark and elusive leopard. Walking is also allowed, with chances to experience the miracles of the bush close-up. Atmospheric bush dinners beneath the stars and spectacular sundowners over this geologically fascinating part of the Great Rift Valley are a few more of the camp’s exciting activities. Lake Nakuru National Park and Kariandusi prehistoric site are also nearby.

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Day 5  THU LAKE ELEMENTAITA-AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK | Meals: BLD
Following an early breakfast, 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.

Amboseli Serena Lodge

In the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, beside a copse of giant Acacia trees and a gently flowing natural spring, stands Amboseli Serena - one of Africa's finest safari lodges. All around the lodge roams the big game that have made East Africa legendary - lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle and wildebeest. More wild elephant can be seen in Amboseli National Park than almost anywhere else on the continent.

With Kilimanjaro's 6,000 meter snow-capped peaks presiding over the landscape, the setting is unrivalled. Influenced by native Masai architecture, the lodge is in perfect harmony with its environment. Beautifully landscaped gardens, unique guest services and exceptional amenities enhance the distinctive ambience.



96 Guest Rooms

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Day 6  FRI AMBOSELI | Meals: BLD
Rise early to get the first glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro as the cloud cover lifts. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives today.

This is Ernest Hemingway country. Amboseli provided Hemingway and writer Robert Ruark with the inspiration to write their magnificent tales of the big game hunting in the wilds of Africa. This is also Maasai country, where the Maasai and their cattle graze freely alongside wildlife. It is not unusual to see manyattas (Maasai villages) scattered across the open country.

Among the big game you might encounter are buffalo, lion, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, warthog, Maasai giraffe, zebra and baboon. There is also a good chance of seeing black rhino.

But Amboseli is perhaps most famous for its huge herds of elephant, which lumber silently across the open plains. There is perhaps nothing as memorable a sight in Africa as one of these mighty giants silhouetted against a glorious sunset, with snow-capped Kilimanjaro in the background.

Amboseli Serena Lodge

In the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, beside a copse of giant Acacia trees and a gently flowing natural spring, stands Amboseli Serena - one of Africa's finest safari lodges. All around the lodge roams the big game that have made East Africa legendary - lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle and wildebeest. More wild elephant can be seen in Amboseli National Park than almost anywhere else on the continent.

With Kilimanjaro's 6,000 meter snow-capped peaks presiding over the landscape, the setting is unrivalled. Influenced by native Masai architecture, the lodge is in perfect harmony with its environment. Beautifully landscaped gardens, unique guest services and exceptional amenities enhance the distinctive ambience.



96 Guest Rooms

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Day 7  SAT AMBOSELI-NAIROBI | Meals: BL
Leave Amboseli after breakfast and return to Nairobi. Stop for lunch before a visit to 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. As you walk through the home and stroll the grounds, you might see some replicas that appeared in the famous movie, “Out of Africa”.

Then it's on to feed the giraffes at the Giraffe Center. Originally founded in 1979 by the late Jock Leslie-Melvile (a Kenyan of British descent) and his wife the late Betty Leslie Melvile (an American), the center is now called the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya with a goal of becoming the leading wildlife conservation education organization for the youth of Kenya. At the Giraffe Center you will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the giraffes by feeding them from a specially built elevated platform. When the giraffes hear the familiar sound of pellets being poured, they will quickly stick their head in to be first in line. Watch out, those long tongues are quick to grab a pellet!

Continue to the Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport hotel where you spend the night.
Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel

Day 8  SUN NAIROBI-LIVINGSTONE-VICTORIA FALLS | Meals: BD
Take the hotel shuttle on the very short ride to the airport terminals for your early morning flight to Livingstone, Zambia. Your transfer will be waiting to take you across the border into Zimbabwe and the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel, your home for the next three nights. Spend the day at leisure, enjoying the amenities at the hotel. You might want to take a stroll on the hotel's private path to the Falls.

Later this afternoon, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Zambezi river, complete with dinner.

Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a grand Edwardian-era hotel that was built in the early 1900’s ,during the time when Cecil Rhodes famously attempted to link Cape Town to Cairo by rail. A ten-minute stroll, via a private footpath, leads to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World: the Victoria Falls. The hotel is surrounded by carefully tended tropical gardens, lily ponds and century-old shade trees. The guestroomsare traditional in style. The panoramas also figure prominently during afternoon tea, which is served on Stanley Terrace, overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zimbabwe to Zambia.

Facilities in each room include:

  • Digital satellite television
  • A safety deposit box
  • Bath, basin and shower
  • Bar fridge (in deluxe rooms and suites only )
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
  • Telephone
  • Shaver socket
  • Complimentary early morning tea & coffee
  • En-suite bathroom ( toilet, bathtub and shower)


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Day 9  MON CHOBE DAY EXCURSION | Meals: BL
An exciting day awaits as you travel to Chobe National Park for game viewing by land and by water. Your first game sighting is from The Chobe River, teaming with animals, game viewing from the relaxing vantage point of a boat. You're on the mighty Chobe River which flows through the renowned Chobe National Park providing a haven for herds of grazing animals and bird life. Just sit back, relax, and keep those binoculars handy. When we disembark, we join our open safari vehicle for a drive through the Chobe Game Reserve with the chance of seeing more wildlife and birdlife, and a delicious lunch at a lodge awaiting us. Return to Victoria Falls later today.

Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a grand Edwardian-era hotel that was built in the early 1900’s ,during the time when Cecil Rhodes famously attempted to link Cape Town to Cairo by rail. A ten-minute stroll, via a private footpath, leads to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World: the Victoria Falls. The hotel is surrounded by carefully tended tropical gardens, lily ponds and century-old shade trees. The guestroomsare traditional in style. The panoramas also figure prominently during afternoon tea, which is served on Stanley Terrace, overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zimbabwe to Zambia.

Facilities in each room include:

  • Digital satellite television
  • A safety deposit box
  • Bath, basin and shower
  • Bar fridge (in deluxe rooms and suites only )
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
  • Telephone
  • Shaver socket
  • Complimentary early morning tea & coffee
  • En-suite bathroom ( toilet, bathtub and shower)


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Day 10  TUE VICTORIA FALLS | Meals: BD
An exciting day begins with a visit to the "smoke that thunders", amazing Victoria Falls. Stop at various lookout points to try and take that perfect photo - but watch out for the spray from the Falls. You will quickly see what this is one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. Your walking tour takes you through the misty rain forest which flanks the Falls. Stop and listen to the power of millions of gallons of water crash into the gorges below. Continue on to a nearby village to learn about customs that have been carried on generation to generation. You will have an opportunity to visit an actual homestead in the village and talk to those who live and work there. As you leave, you can browse the village curio shop filled with a wide variety of homemade crafts.

A special treat awaits this evening as you dine on the Bushtracks Express Steam Train. Settle back in the vintage car, beautifully restored and pulled by a 14a Locomotive 512. The train jaunts onto the Victoria Falls Bridge where in stops to soak in the views. Then, continue on, as you enjoy a gourmet meal and drinks.

Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a grand Edwardian-era hotel that was built in the early 1900’s ,during the time when Cecil Rhodes famously attempted to link Cape Town to Cairo by rail. A ten-minute stroll, via a private footpath, leads to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World: the Victoria Falls. The hotel is surrounded by carefully tended tropical gardens, lily ponds and century-old shade trees. The guestroomsare traditional in style. The panoramas also figure prominently during afternoon tea, which is served on Stanley Terrace, overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zimbabwe to Zambia.

Facilities in each room include:

  • Digital satellite television
  • A safety deposit box
  • Bath, basin and shower
  • Bar fridge (in deluxe rooms and suites only )
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
  • Telephone
  • Shaver socket
  • Complimentary early morning tea & coffee
  • En-suite bathroom ( toilet, bathtub and shower)


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Day 11  WED VICTORIA FALLS-DEPART | Meals: B
All too soon this magical journey ends as you are transferred to the airport for your departure flight.


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Departs Every Sunday
 
01 NOV 18 - 10 DEC 18$5,095$7,695
11 DEC 18 - 05 JAN 19$5,695$8,495
06 JAN 19 - 31 MAR 19$5,295$7,995
01 APR 19 - 25 MAY 19$5,095$7,495
26 MAY 19 - 31 OCT 19$5,895$8,795
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Discovery

Visiting

  • Victoria Falls
  • Lake Elementaita
  • Amboseli
  • Masai Mara
  • Nairobi

This Tour Includes

  • Deluxe accommodations with private facilities
  • Full breakfast daily; lunches and dinners as outlined in the itinerary by L=lunch and D=dinner.
  • Game-viewing in Kenya by 4WD safari vehicles with English speaking driver-guide and guaranteed window seats on a shared basis
  • Tour of Victoria Falls and visit a local village
  • Sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Full day excursion to Chobe National Park
  • Gourmet dinner on board the Bushtrack Express as you cross Victoria Falls Bridge
  • Personalized itinerary booklet and Take Me With You Kit
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What an amazing combination - Kenya and Victoria Falls. From game viewing across the plains of Kenya to the sound of millions of gallons of water crashing over Victoria Falls, this 11-day safari does not disappoint.

Start your adventure in Kenya where your first stop is the incomparable Masai Mara. Don't be surprised if you see the Big Five on your game drives, as they are all here! Then, it's on to the Lakes Region and your luxury tented camp at Lake Elementaita. Birdlovers, keep your binoculars handy as birdlife is prolific. Then, it's to Amboseli, where the views of towering Mt. Kilimanjaro are actually better here than from Tanzania! Amboseli is known for its herds of elephants and you may be able to snap your own iconic photo of an ele walking across the grass with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background.

Then, take the flight directly to Livingstone, Zambia, where a short transfer takes you across the border into Zimbabwe and the "grand dame" of the Falls, the Victoria Falls Hotel. Spend three glorious days in Victoria Falls - walking through the rain forest to see the Falls as well as enjoying a delightful dinner on your sunset cruise. We packed in a day in Chobe National Park - where you game view by both water and land. And, as a final treat, enjoy a gourmet dinner on a vintage steam train as it crosses the famous Victoria Falls Bridge.

Are you ready? Let's go!

Discovery

Visiting

  • Victoria Falls
  • Lake Elementaita
  • Amboseli
  • Masai Mara
  • Nairobi

This Tour Includes

  • Deluxe accommodations with private facilities
  • Full breakfast daily; lunches and dinners as outlined in the itinerary by L=lunch and D=dinner.
  • Game-viewing in Kenya by 4WD safari vehicles with English speaking driver-guide and guaranteed window seats on a shared basis
  • Tour of Victoria Falls and visit a local village
  • Sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Full day excursion to Chobe National Park
  • Gourmet dinner on board the Bushtrack Express as you cross Victoria Falls Bridge
  • Personalized itinerary booklet and Take Me With You Kit
Day 1  SUN ARRIVE NAIROBI
Welcome to Kenya. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Nairobi Serena Hotel. The evening is at leisure.
Nairobi Serena Hotel

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Peacefully set in landscaped gardens, the five star Nairobi Serena Hotel overlooks Central Park and is five minutes walking distance from the city center.

Each room has satellite TV, minibar, electronic safe, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, private bath and shower, telephone in bathroom, hair dryer and shaving mirror. All bedrooms and halls are newly renovated. All suites fitted with facsimile.

The hotel is renowned for efficient, personalized and attentive service. Dining: Mandhari Restaurant offers fine a la carte dining with modern contemporary cuisine. Cafe Mahred is an all day restaurant with theme buffets and a la carte menu.

A residents lounge and pool bar are also available. Sports: Maisha Health and Fitness Center with sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gymnasium and massage. Fresh water swimming pool. Complimentary golf facilities nearby.

Additional features: business center with PC, facsimile and meeting room. Conference rooms for 10 to 250 people, audio visual equipment, boutiques, hair salon, car rental, free parking, 24 hour room service, free courtesy bus to and from town.

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Day 2  MON NAIROBI-MASAI MARA | Meals: BLD
Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara and your lodge in time for lunch. There will be an afternoon game drive.
Mara Serena Lodge

Mara Serena Lodge

An interpretation of a traditional Masai Manyatta village of domed huts, Mara Serena Safari Lodge is set on the saddle of a hill where it overlooks the 1,800 square kilometers of rolling plains, woodlands and rivers that make up the Masai Mara Triangle - one of the world's richest wildlife sanctuaries. No other lodge has such a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape or the game and birdlife that inhabit it. It is on this very terrain stretching endlessly before the lodge where the annual migrations take place, where millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle traverse the landscape to feed on the rich new grass and give birth to their young.

74 Guest Rooms

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Day 3  TUE MASAI MARA | Meals: BLD
After an early breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive and stop to visit a Masai village. urning to the lodge for lunch and perhaps a siesta before setting off for an afternoon game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.
Mara Serena Lodge

Mara Serena Lodge

An interpretation of a traditional Masai Manyatta village of domed huts, Mara Serena Safari Lodge is set on the saddle of a hill where it overlooks the 1,800 square kilometers of rolling plains, woodlands and rivers that make up the Masai Mara Triangle - one of the world's richest wildlife sanctuaries. No other lodge has such a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape or the game and birdlife that inhabit it. It is on this very terrain stretching endlessly before the lodge where the annual migrations take place, where millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle traverse the landscape to feed on the rich new grass and give birth to their young.

74 Guest Rooms

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Day 4  WED MASAI MARA-LAKE ELEMENTEITA | Meals: BLD
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, stop enroute for a picnic lunch. Keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving Lake Nakuru National Park for a game drive. 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. Late afternoon continue to your camp situated in Soysambu Conservancy.
Lake Elementaita Serena Camp

Lake Elementaita Serena Camp

Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate sits the small and exclusive Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp. This area of breathtaking beauty, also home to many rare species of animals, is less than two hours’ drive from Nairobi and just a short distance to the famous Flamingo filled Lake Nakuru.

Each of the luxury tents have a private verandah, perfect to soak in the gorgeous views of Lake Elementaita. Your tent is outfitted with a mini-bar, electronic safe, telephone and WIFI. When you are not relaxing in your tent, why not take a dip in the pool or pamper yourself with a massage.

Soysambu Conservancy, where Elementaita is set, is a 48,000 acre Wildlife Conservancy, also a RAMSAR site - a wetland of international importance. The alkaline lake’s rocky islands are the only East African nesting site for great white pelicans, while its algae and plankton provides food for vast flocks of flamingos and a multitude of other waterfowl, many of them rare. The Conservancy protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. Rothschild giraffes have found a safe haven for breeding here, while a diverse variety of terrain shelters many species - from herds of giant elands to tiny dik-diks and cliff-dwelling klipspringers. Night game-drives offer a unique opportunity to spot nocturnal creatures including the curious-looking aardvark and elusive leopard. Walking is also allowed, with chances to experience the miracles of the bush close-up. Atmospheric bush dinners beneath the stars and spectacular sundowners over this geologically fascinating part of the Great Rift Valley are a few more of the camp’s exciting activities. Lake Nakuru National Park and Kariandusi prehistoric site are also nearby.

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Day 5  THU LAKE ELEMENTAITA-AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK | Meals: BLD
Following an early breakfast, 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.
Amboseli Serena Lodge

Amboseli Serena Lodge

In the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, beside a copse of giant Acacia trees and a gently flowing natural spring, stands Amboseli Serena - one of Africa's finest safari lodges. All around the lodge roams the big game that have made East Africa legendary - lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle and wildebeest. More wild elephant can be seen in Amboseli National Park than almost anywhere else on the continent.

With Kilimanjaro's 6,000 meter snow-capped peaks presiding over the landscape, the setting is unrivalled. Influenced by native Masai architecture, the lodge is in perfect harmony with its environment. Beautifully landscaped gardens, unique guest services and exceptional amenities enhance the distinctive ambience.



96 Guest Rooms

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Day 6  FRI AMBOSELI | Meals: BLD
Rise early to get the first glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro as the cloud cover lifts. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives today.

This is Ernest Hemingway country. Amboseli provided Hemingway and writer Robert Ruark with the inspiration to write their magnificent tales of the big game hunting in the wilds of Africa. This is also Maasai country, where the Maasai and their cattle graze freely alongside wildlife. It is not unusual to see manyattas (Maasai villages) scattered across the open country.

Among the big game you might encounter are buffalo, lion, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, warthog, Maasai giraffe, zebra and baboon. There is also a good chance of seeing black rhino.

But Amboseli is perhaps most famous for its huge herds of elephant, which lumber silently across the open plains. There is perhaps nothing as memorable a sight in Africa as one of these mighty giants silhouetted against a glorious sunset, with snow-capped Kilimanjaro in the background.
Amboseli Serena Lodge

Amboseli Serena Lodge

In the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, beside a copse of giant Acacia trees and a gently flowing natural spring, stands Amboseli Serena - one of Africa's finest safari lodges. All around the lodge roams the big game that have made East Africa legendary - lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle and wildebeest. More wild elephant can be seen in Amboseli National Park than almost anywhere else on the continent.

With Kilimanjaro's 6,000 meter snow-capped peaks presiding over the landscape, the setting is unrivalled. Influenced by native Masai architecture, the lodge is in perfect harmony with its environment. Beautifully landscaped gardens, unique guest services and exceptional amenities enhance the distinctive ambience.



96 Guest Rooms

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Day 7  SAT AMBOSELI-NAIROBI | Meals: BL
Leave Amboseli after breakfast and return to Nairobi. Stop for lunch before a visit to 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. As you walk through the home and stroll the grounds, you might see some replicas that appeared in the famous movie, “Out of Africa”.

Then it's on to feed the giraffes at the Giraffe Center. Originally founded in 1979 by the late Jock Leslie-Melvile (a Kenyan of British descent) and his wife the late Betty Leslie Melvile (an American), the center is now called the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya with a goal of becoming the leading wildlife conservation education organization for the youth of Kenya. At the Giraffe Center you will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the giraffes by feeding them from a specially built elevated platform. When the giraffes hear the familiar sound of pellets being poured, they will quickly stick their head in to be first in line. Watch out, those long tongues are quick to grab a pellet!

Continue to the Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport hotel where you spend the night.
Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport Hotel

Day 8  SUN NAIROBI-LIVINGSTONE-VICTORIA FALLS | Meals: BD
Take the hotel shuttle on the very short ride to the airport terminals for your early morning flight to Livingstone, Zambia. Your transfer will be waiting to take you across the border into Zimbabwe and the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel, your home for the next three nights. Spend the day at leisure, enjoying the amenities at the hotel. You might want to take a stroll on the hotel's private path to the Falls.

Later this afternoon, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Zambezi river, complete with dinner.
Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a grand Edwardian-era hotel that was built in the early 1900’s ,during the time when Cecil Rhodes famously attempted to link Cape Town to Cairo by rail. A ten-minute stroll, via a private footpath, leads to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World: the Victoria Falls. The hotel is surrounded by carefully tended tropical gardens, lily ponds and century-old shade trees. The guestroomsare traditional in style. The panoramas also figure prominently during afternoon tea, which is served on Stanley Terrace, overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zimbabwe to Zambia.

Facilities in each room include:

  • Digital satellite television
  • A safety deposit box
  • Bath, basin and shower
  • Bar fridge (in deluxe rooms and suites only )
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
  • Telephone
  • Shaver socket
  • Complimentary early morning tea & coffee
  • En-suite bathroom ( toilet, bathtub and shower)


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Day 9  MON CHOBE DAY EXCURSION | Meals: BL
An exciting day awaits as you travel to Chobe National Park for game viewing by land and by water. Your first game sighting is from The Chobe River, teaming with animals, game viewing from the relaxing vantage point of a boat. You're on the mighty Chobe River which flows through the renowned Chobe National Park providing a haven for herds of grazing animals and bird life. Just sit back, relax, and keep those binoculars handy. When we disembark, we join our open safari vehicle for a drive through the Chobe Game Reserve with the chance of seeing more wildlife and birdlife, and a delicious lunch at a lodge awaiting us. Return to Victoria Falls later today.
Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a grand Edwardian-era hotel that was built in the early 1900’s ,during the time when Cecil Rhodes famously attempted to link Cape Town to Cairo by rail. A ten-minute stroll, via a private footpath, leads to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World: the Victoria Falls. The hotel is surrounded by carefully tended tropical gardens, lily ponds and century-old shade trees. The guestroomsare traditional in style. The panoramas also figure prominently during afternoon tea, which is served on Stanley Terrace, overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zimbabwe to Zambia.

Facilities in each room include:

  • Digital satellite television
  • A safety deposit box
  • Bath, basin and shower
  • Bar fridge (in deluxe rooms and suites only )
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
  • Telephone
  • Shaver socket
  • Complimentary early morning tea & coffee
  • En-suite bathroom ( toilet, bathtub and shower)


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Day 10  TUE VICTORIA FALLS | Meals: BD
An exciting day begins with a visit to the "smoke that thunders", amazing Victoria Falls. Stop at various lookout points to try and take that perfect photo - but watch out for the spray from the Falls. You will quickly see what this is one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. Your walking tour takes you through the misty rain forest which flanks the Falls. Stop and listen to the power of millions of gallons of water crash into the gorges below. Continue on to a nearby village to learn about customs that have been carried on generation to generation. You will have an opportunity to visit an actual homestead in the village and talk to those who live and work there. As you leave, you can browse the village curio shop filled with a wide variety of homemade crafts.

A special treat awaits this evening as you dine on the Bushtracks Express Steam Train. Settle back in the vintage car, beautifully restored and pulled by a 14a Locomotive 512. The train jaunts onto the Victoria Falls Bridge where in stops to soak in the views. Then, continue on, as you enjoy a gourmet meal and drinks.
Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls Hotel

The Victoria Falls Hotel is a grand Edwardian-era hotel that was built in the early 1900’s ,during the time when Cecil Rhodes famously attempted to link Cape Town to Cairo by rail. A ten-minute stroll, via a private footpath, leads to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World: the Victoria Falls. The hotel is surrounded by carefully tended tropical gardens, lily ponds and century-old shade trees. The guestroomsare traditional in style. The panoramas also figure prominently during afternoon tea, which is served on Stanley Terrace, overlooking the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zimbabwe to Zambia.

Facilities in each room include:

  • Digital satellite television
  • A safety deposit box
  • Bath, basin and shower
  • Bar fridge (in deluxe rooms and suites only )
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke detectors & sprinkler system
  • Telephone
  • Shaver socket
  • Complimentary early morning tea & coffee
  • En-suite bathroom ( toilet, bathtub and shower)


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Day 11  WED VICTORIA FALLS-DEPART | Meals: B
All too soon this magical journey ends as you are transferred to the airport for your departure flight.


Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Every Sunday
 
01 NOV 18 - 10 DEC 18$5,095$7,695
11 DEC 18 - 05 JAN 19$5,695$8,495
06 JAN 19 - 31 MAR 19$5,295$7,995
01 APR 19 - 25 MAY 19$5,095$7,495
26 MAY 19 - 31 OCT 19$5,895$8,795
Note: All prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together. Holiday supplement of $65.00 per day, per person applies 24 Dec-04 Jan and 19-22 Apr.
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