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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: Nairobi – Scenic Helicopter Excursion to Northern Kenya – Overnight at

Mt Kenya Safari Club

Pick up from your residence early morning in a Limousine and transfer to Wilson airport. Board your helicopter flight for a scenic excursion towards Northern Kenya. You will first make a stop at Ol Malo fuelling after which you fly towards the Suguta Valley, Sand Dunes, Ash Rock, Lava Flows, Lake Logipi with Cathedral Rock (Flamingoes) onwards to the southern end of Lake Turkana for a stop-over with snacks (Nabyatom Crater), fly back to Ol Malo for Lunch.

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After lunch, you will be dropped off at airstrip near Mount Kenya Safari Club. Upon arrival at the Mt Kenya Safari Club, you will be welcomed and checked into the hotel. You will then be escorted to your room.  Later this afternoon, you will visit the Animal Orphanage. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

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Overnight Stay: Mount Kenya Safari Club

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 02: Scenic Helicopter Excursion to Lake Rutundu – Scheduled Flight to Masai Mara Game Reserve

Early morning Scenic helicopter excursion to Lake Rutundu where you will enjoy picnic breakfast at 3100metres above sea level. Some of the finest trout fishing in East Africa can be enjoyed on the equator on Lake Rutundu on the northern slopes on Mt Kenya (and the more remote Lake Alice, a further short 1-hour hike up the mountain). The lakes (often described as mountain tarns) are an ideal spot for fishermen and hikers alike, within an unusual equatorial-alpine setting and enjoying extensive views.

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Therafter you will drop off at Mount Kenya Safari thereafter where you will check out and board your helicopter flight back to Nairobi Wilson Airport. Upon arrival at Wilson Airport, you will board your scheduled flight to Masai Mara. Upon arrival in Masai Mara, you will be met and transferred to your camp with a game drive enroute. Arrive at the Lodge, Check in followed by lunch.  After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive.

The Maasai Mara is arguably Kenya’s most popular game reserve. It is most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film“Out of Africa” was made to a great exten in this sanctuary. There is a profusion of all types of wildlife including the big five. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeests, zebras, and the gazelles from the Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara river to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The game reserve abounds with birdlife since close to about four hundred and fifty two odd species have been recorded.

While on a game drive you will visit an Authentic Masai Village to experience this nomadic tribe’s way of life and see their colorful culture as you get to interact with the locals. As you arrive at the village, excited children and adults welcome you with song and dance, at certain times, one of the dancers will jump up and down gracefully. The jumps are several feet high!  You will be invited to try jumping – (dancing), too, and to your dismay you will be no match for their levitation act!! You will then be welcomed into one of the homesteads in the village, the village huts (called Manyatta) are made of cow dung and clay plastered over stick frames.

This is quite practical, the Masai maintain cattle herds, and the dung is always in generous supply, and it’s free. One of your host will give you an insight into Maasai life, some of them may not speak English but our guides will interpret for you and the elders so that stories may be exchanged. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history and lifestyle of these Maasai. You may ask as many questions as you like and take photographs, or but some of their art work.

Later in the Evening you will have a Sundowner at a special Location within the lodge. Later as the sun sets, you will be transferred back to your camp/ Lodge for dinner and overnight. All meals and overnight included

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Angama is a Swahili word which means “Suspended in mid-air” Situated on the north-west tip of the Mara Triangle, the stunning Angama Mara perches wistfully on the rim of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, offering impressive views over the Maasai Mara Reserve as the property sits high on the Rift Valley’s Oloolo Escarpment. More than just game viewing, staying at Angama will take your breath away as you soak in the incredible views of the Mara.

 Overnight Stay: Angama Mara

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 03: Masai Mara Game Reserve

This morning you will be picked up early in the morning and transfer to the balloon safari Launch area. Enjoy a one hour hot air balloon safari followed by a Champagne Bush Breakfast.

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After breakfast, transfer back to the lodge to freshen up and continue with the days planned activities.

The sheer profusion of life supported by the Masai Mara & Serengeti Ecosystem is beyond belief. It is home to many other species of mammals – Leopards, cheetah, hyena, rhino, families of elephant, herds of cape buffalo, the elegant giraffe, eland, various species of antelope and gazelle, monkey, families of warthog and a host of others. Masai Mara is also home to over 500 species of birds. Ostrich and secretary birds can be seen wandering through the grass, whilst the bizarre-looking and large marabou stork can be seen sitting in trees. Ruppell’s Griffon vultures and Egyptian vultures follow the Great Migration, gorging themselves on carcasses left behind in the Masai Mara black crested snake eagles and African fish eagles hunt from the air. Flocks of the bizarre-looking and large marabou stork can be seen sitting in trees. Ruppell’s Griffon vultures and Egyptian vultures follow the Great Migration, gorging themselves on carcasses left behind in the Masai Mara.

 Overnight Stay: Angama Mara

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 04: Masai Mara – Scheduled Flight to Nairobi – Diani

After breakfast, you will check out of you room, and transfer to the airstrip for your morning scheduled flight to Nairobi departing at 1100Hrs to arrive at 1215Hrs. Upon arrival at Wilson airport, you will connect onto your afternoon flight to Diani departing at 1400Hrsto arrive in Ukunda at 1515Hrs

Upon arrival at the Ukunda airstrip, you will have a VIP welcome reception before being transferred to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is spent at leisure and relaxation.

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Located south of Mombasa, Kenya on the east coast of Africa, Diani Beach rests between the crystal clear waters  of the Indian Ocean and open plains of the Shimba Hills National Reserve. Stretching 25 kilometres along the coastline, pearl white sands and lush green forests provide a backdrop of serenity that defines paradise

Overnight: Almanara Villas

Meal Plan: FullBoard

Day 05: Full Day Wasini Tour

Breakfast at the Hotel.  After breakfast, you will transferred to Wasini for full day excursion including snorkelling at Kisite Marine Park and lunch.

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Later in the evening you will be transferred back to the hotel for Dinner and Overnight stay.

 Overnight: Almanara Villas

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 06:  Diani – Scheduled Flight Back to Nairobi  – Hemingways Nairobi

Breakfast at the hotel.  Enjoy water sport activities available at the hotel. After lunch, you will be transferred to the Ukunda airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi departing at 1515Hrs.

Upon arrival at Wilson airport, you will get Official VIP reception and transfer to Hemingways Nairobi In a Luxurious Vehicle. Upon arrival at the Hotel, you will check into your room and enjoy a private dinner for 2. After Dinner you will retire to your room

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Overnight: Hemingways Nairobi

Meal Plan: Half Board (Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)

Day 07:  End of Services

After breakfast, check out of your Room by 1000hrs. You will be transferred back to your Residence in Nairobi in a Luxurious Vehicle

END OF SERVICES!

General Inclusions
Helicopter Scenic Excursion as per the itinerary

Scheduled flight Wilson – Mara – Wilson

Scheduled flight Wilson – Diani – Wilson

All airport transfers in Nairobi as indicated.

All government taxes

Park entrance fees for Masai Mara

VIP welcome / reception at the hotels and Lodges

Balloon Safari in Masai Mara

Visit to Masai Village in Masai Mara

All Airport Transfers as per the program

01 Bottle of Champagne at each destination.

Inclusions at Mount Kenya Safari Club
01 Night Accommodation on Full Board

A visit to the Animal Orphanage at Mount Kenya Safari Club

Inclusions at Angama Mara
01 Night accommodation on full board

All safaris into the Mara Triangle

Walking safaris on the Escarpment

All meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne)

Laundry service

Emergency medical evacuation

insurance

VAT and levies

Sundowner

Airstrip transfers

Inclusions at Almanara Villas
2 Night of Accommodation

Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and shower

Air-conditioning throughout with individual room controls

Full board and accommodation, (food and beverages, including water, soft drinks, beer, house wines – excluding: champagne, spirits and premium wines)

Personal chef, butler & maid services

Airport transfer to and from Ukunda / Mombasa (1 pick up and drop off per booking)

Chauffeur services within the Diani area

Full use of facilities – including; swimming pool, Jacuzzi, table tennis, table football, Surf Leo Water sports Centre (equipment rental)

Full day Wasini Excursion

Inclusions at Hemingways Nairobi
1 Night Accommodation on Half Board in a Deluxe / Executive Room

Exclusions
All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.

Gratuities and Tips to Hotels / Camps staff and Driver/Guide(s).

Laundry services unless where included

Extra Meals not included above

Any extra activities not included.

Drinks Except where Included

Please Note
Travel has to be completed before 01 June

Confirmation is subject to availability at the time of travel