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Kenya Special Value

6 days from $1,795 - Land Only
Departing Wednesday

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Day 1  Wed Arrive Nairobi
Jambo! Welcome to Kenya. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport and assisted with check-in at your hotel. Sleep well.
Nairobi Safari Club

Nairobi Safari Club

Set in Nairobi's city center, the Nairobi Safari Club is an all-suite hotel. Each suite offers a seperate lounge and a private bathroom, along with a balcony. Other facilities include three telephones with voice messaging and direct dial facility, mini-bar, personal safe and satellite TV.

The Safari Terrace provides guests with quiet environment to enjoy a cool drink and light bar snacks. Tropical cocktails and snacks are served all day and in the evening. The Safari Restaurant features an upscale atmosphere with relaxing evening entertainment and international cuisines interspersed with local fare.



The Health Center has a heated swimming pool, sauna, steam Bath, massage parlor and a gymnasium.

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Day 2  Thu Nairobi (BD)
You can sleep a bit late this morning and have a leisurely breakfast. Shortly after lunchtime, drive out to the suburbs of Karen to visit the former home of author, Karen von Blixen. The movie, "Out of Africa" brought Blixen's most famous novel to life and this afternoon you can wander through her home and imagine what life must have been like in Kenya in the early 1900's. Then continue to the Giraffe Center for a fun and educational encounter with the exquisite Rothschild giraffes. When the center was founded in 1979, only 120 of the Rothschild giraffe remained in Kenya - and they were on the verge of losing their "home" to a subdivision of property. Through careful breeding and reintroduction to the parks, there are about 300 Rothschild giraffes in Kenya today. In fact, you might see them again when you visit Lake Nakuru, one of the four parks in Kenya chosen to have a relocated herd. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Nairobi Safari Club

Nairobi Safari Club

Set in Nairobi's city center, the Nairobi Safari Club is an all-suite hotel. Each suite offers a seperate lounge and a private bathroom, along with a balcony. Other facilities include three telephones with voice messaging and direct dial facility, mini-bar, personal safe and satellite TV.

The Safari Terrace provides guests with quiet environment to enjoy a cool drink and light bar snacks. Tropical cocktails and snacks are served all day and in the evening. The Safari Restaurant features an upscale atmosphere with relaxing evening entertainment and international cuisines interspersed with local fare.



The Health Center has a heated swimming pool, sauna, steam Bath, massage parlor and a gymnasium.

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Day 3  Fri Nairobi-Masai Mara (BLD)
The Masai Mara is arguably Kenya's most famous game park. As you leave the city behind and drive past the escarpment and into the Masai Mara, you will quickly see why a trip to the Masai Mara is a must on any Kenya journey. After settling into your lodge, an afternoon game drive awaits. The Masai Mara is home to the Big Five - who were so named not because of their size, but rather their value in the days of the big hunters. Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo are all found on the plains of the Masai Mara. The keen eyes of your driver-guide will constantly scan the plains in search of these animals and much more.
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  Sat Masai Mara (BLD)
Morning and afternoon game drives are on tap today. In addition to the Big Five, the plains of the Mara might reveal scores of antelopes like the Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, impalas, elands and Coke's hartebeests. Large herds of zebra and wildebeest also dot the plains. If you are a bird-watcher, the Mara offers more than 470 species of birds. Many of the birds are migrant birds and more than 60 species are raptors. Watch for vultures, marabou storks, hornbills, crowned cranes and the dainty lilac-breasted roller, the national bird of Kenya.
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 5  Sun Masai Mara-Lake Nakuru (BLD)
Bid farewell to the Masai Mara today as your drive takes you to into the Great Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru is one of the soda lakes in the Rift Valley and it is probably most well known for the stunning photos of hundreds of thousands - perhaps even millions - of pink flamingoes gathered on its shores and in its waters. Lake Nakuru National Park was created around Lake Nakuru and is now one of the best places to see both black rhinos and white rhinos. And, you can also see the Rothschild giraff, if you are lucky. The lake and park attract other birdlife such as the fish eagle, goliath heron the hamerkop and the verreaux eagle. Watch for all of this and more on your afternoon game drive.
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 6  Mon Lake Nakuru-Nairobi-Depart (BD)
Our journey comes to an end this morning as we drive back to Nairobi, arriving around midday. You can relax and catch up on the news in our partner's Club Lounge until leaving for a farewell dinner. Tonight you'll be treated to a variety of meats, all carved at your table (vegetarian choices are available as well). Then, it's off to the airport for your departure flight.
Club Lounge

Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Wednesday
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
01 OCT 14 - 31 OCT 14$1,995$2,595
01 NOV 15 - 13 DEC 14$1,895$2,295
14 DEC 15 - 06 JAN 15$1,950$2,250
07 JAN 15 - 31 MAR 15$1,895$2,195
01 APR 15 - 24 MAY 15$1,795$1,895
24 MAY 15 - 31 OCT 15$1,895$2,250
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 3-6.
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