(Click on each description box below to see detailed information about the activities and lodging.)
Days 1-3: Depart the USA; Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Sept 9: Depart the USA
- Depart Denver on Delta 1816 at 1045 arriving Atlanta at 1540. Depart Atlanta on Delta 72 at 1753 arriving Amsterdam at 0805 on Sept 10. Depart on Delta 9585 (KLM 565) at 1115 arriving Nairobi at 2010.
Sept 10-11: Ole Sereni, Nairobi, Kenya
- Sept 10: Upon arrival Patrick (right) meets you just outside baggage for the transfer to the hotel – only about a 15-minute drive. He will be standing behind the hordes of people and slightly off to your right. At least that’s where he usually is. (Visas, currently $50, are available upon arrival at the airport.) Relax on the deck while having a drink and a snack, then get a good night’s sleep and recuperate from the long flight.
- Sept 11: After a huge breakfast, spend the day with Patrick visiting the sights and sounds of Nairobi. This is the perfect day to visit the Masai Market and Lady Gemini. Remember that at the Market US dollars are accepted. Lady Gemini will take a personal check or cash – no credit cards or travelers’ checks. Tonight, experience the wonderful world of the Carnivore Restaurant – be sure to have a Dawa (special drink).
- Remember to have exact change ($50) for visa – it will save time as they do not “make change”
- Lunch not included
Located just minutes from the international airport and bordering the Nairobi National Game Park, Ole Sereni offers views of animals in their natural surroundings at the waterhole from the restaurants, bar, roof-top swimming pool, and other parts of the hotel. Once home of the American Embassy, Ole Sereni combines the best features of a modern hotel and a traditional wildlife lodge offering world-class facilities and personalized service. Each of the 134 rooms is exquisitely furnished and air-conditioned.
The Carnivore Restaurant
Considered “Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience,” this open-air meat specialty restaurant has strikingly different food and atmosphere. All types of meat imaginable, including four choices of wild game, are roasted on traditional Masai swords over a huge, visually spectacular charcoal pit that dominates the entrance of the restaurant. The waiters then carry these meat-laden swords around the restaurant, carving unlimited amounts of the prime cuts onto sizzling, cast iron plates in front of you. A wide selection of salads, vegetable side dishes, and a variety of exotic sauces accompanies the meat feast. Dessert and coffee follow the meal. The Carnivore is also the home of the Simba Saloon, Nairobi’s most popular nightclub and disco. The informal outdoor atmosphere, exceptional snacks, and outstanding entertainment ensure a vibrant and exciting night out.
Because Lady Gemini educates visitors on the history of beads (a fascinating learning experience), this unique gallery is often compared to a museum. The specialty here is remarkable jewelry ranging from ancient trade beads to the dazzling new trends of the 21st century.
Days 4-5: Tortilis Camp, Amboseli National Park
Sept 12-13: Tortilis Camp, Amboseli National Park
- Sept 12: After a leisurely, but early, breakfast, another driver transfers you to the airport for your flight to Amboseli National Park. Patrick will drive and be there to meet you when you arrive at your camp in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. This afternoon you have your first “real” game drive. Back at camp, relive the day with others, enjoy an amazing dinner, and have a good-night cocktail beside the fire. Your first night in the bush – the sounds are always so amazing!
- Sept 13: After an early breakfast, enjoy a full day’s game drive with picnic lunch or return to camp for lunch and do another drive late afternoon. You arrive back at your camp in time to relax a bit before dinner. You might want to do another optional camp activity or just sit and listen to the night sounds.
- On one of the afternoons, you will have a sundowner on a hilltop to watch the sun set over Mt. Kilimanjaro.
- There is a Masai Boma visit available. It has been my experience that this is one of the more “pushy” bomas so I would recommend skipping this. You will have an opportunity to visit a Boma at Lewa AND on the Mara. Both of these are much better. The one at Lewa is particularly fun. It would be of interest to visit both Lewa and Mara bomas as they are quite different.
This 17-tent camp, named after the Acacia Tortilis tree, is renowned for its delicious cuisine, high standards of service, and truly memorable sunsets over Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. You can enjoy nature walks, bush breakfasts, hilltop sundowners, and game drives. Alternatively, you can laze around the pool enjoying drinks and the stunning view.
Amboseli National Park
At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, Amboseli is one of the most popular of Kenya’s national parks. The snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro, rising above a saucer of clouds, dominates every aspect of Amboseli. Despite its small size and its fragile ecosystem, Amboseli supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species), birds (over 400 species), and gigantic herds of elephants. Years ago this was the locale around which Ernest Hemingway spun his stories of big-game hunting in the wilds of Africa.
Days 6-7: Lewa Safari Camp, Lewa Downs Conservancy
Sept 14-15: Lewa Safari Camp, Lewa Downs Conservancy
- Sept 14: Today you fly from Tortilis to Lewa Downs airstrip where you are met by camp staff for the mini game drive to your tent. After lunch there is time for game drives and other activities of your choice. Simply arrange this with the staff.
- Sept 15: Another early start for a game drive before the “official” breakfast. Then game drives and activities of your choice for the rest of the day. Listen to the wonderful African bush tonight.
- Patrick will drive back to Nairobi
Lewa Safari Camp
An unforgettable combination of spectacular scenery, hospitality, privacy and abundant wildlife surrounds Lewa Safari Camp’s twelve discreetly situated, luxury tents, each with en-suite bathrooms. The camp’s excellent chefs produce delicious, freshly-cooked home fare with an emphasis on locally available ingredients. Adjoining the dining area is a warm and cozy lounge which overlooks a floodlit waterhole where wildlife comes to drink, and in the evening guests sit around a campfire under the stars. A wide variety of activities is available at the property, including game viewing, night and day game drives, bush walks, lion tracking, horse and camel riding, and game viewing from blinds.
One of Kenya’s original ranches, Lewa Downs has been in the Craig family since 1924, when the Craigs’ grandparents first started to raise cattle. Now a part of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, which includes Anna Merz’s highly respected Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary, the area is committed to the conservation of the wildlife and diverse habitats found on these northern slopes of Mount Kenya, thereby combining wildlife protection with benefits to the local community (such as schools, clinics and employment). The original farmhouse and its guest cottages are the center of this private ranch and serve as a base for game walks, horse riding expeditions, or day and night drives to explore this fascinating area. The experienced naturalist guides provide thorough information throughout the day while the evening brings delicious food and safari tales swapped around a roaring log fireplace.
Day 8: Mt. Kenya Safari Club
Sept 16: Mt. Kenya Safari Club
- After breakfast, you meet Patrick for the very short drive to Mt. Kenya Safari Club. If you are interested, there may be time to visit Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers before going to the Club. If time permits, ask Patrick to stop for the Equator demonstration. Yes, it is really hokey, but fun. I still do it every time I am in the area. The day is at leisure to enjoy the many activities, walk around the garden, visit the Animal Rehabilitation facility, and/or do some shopping. So much to do here. You will feel you are in an era long past.
- One of my favorite shops is at the tiny Nanyuki airstrip. It is small and not cheap, but does have things I see nowhere else.
- Great shops at Safari Club
- Native dance presentation at bar in the afternoons/evening. Check with staff for timing.
Mount Kenya Safari Club
High on the slopes of Africa’s second tallest mountain, the Mount Kenya Safari Club straddles the equator in a glory of luxurious cottages and elegant buildings set amid manicured lawns and decorative ponds. Ever since the Club’s founding in 1959 by the late film star William Holden, eccentric American Ray Ryan, and Swiss financier Carl Hirshmann, it has been a Mecca for the international jet-set. With renovations completed in 2008, all rooms have a telephone, log fireplace, and a private bathroom with shower. There are two restaurants and two bars, and the on-site orphan animal petting zoo can be visited at a minimal cost. The gallery of contemporary art and traditional artifacts and the excellent gift shop tempt everyone.
Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers
Because the Kenyan highlands area around Nanyuki is a major center for sheep and wool production, the Presbyterian Church of East Africa conceived the idea of training women to become self-sufficient. Started in 1977, the women have been able to card, spin, dye, and weave sheep’s wool to make rugs and blankets to generate income for their families. Today over 100 women rely on their income from this project.
Mount Kenya National Park
At an elevation of 5,199 meters, Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain. To the Kikuyu tribes-people it is the home of the Supreme Being, Ngai. Part of the mountain’s fascination is the variation in flora and fauna at various elevations. These forest belts are host to many different animals and plants, with at least eleven unique species. Game to view includes monkeys, bushbucks, elephants, black rhinos, duikers, leopards, and bongos (a rare type of forest antelope). A number of other rare or endangered species, such as the sunni buck, Mount Kenya mole shrew, skink (a kind of lizard), and a variety of owls, can be found here.
Days 9-10: Chui Lodge/Camp, Naivasha, Kenya
Sept 17-18: Chui Lodge/Camp, Naivasha, Kenya
- Sept 17: Today’s drive from Mt. Kenya to Naivasha takes you through some beautiful landscapes and interesting towns. A stop at Thompson’s Falls is a good place to stretch your legs and explore the local market. This afternoon enjoy the grounds or visit the town. Patrick and the vehicle are at your disposal.
- Sept 18: After breakfast, you drive a short distance to Lake Naivasha for the boat trip around the Lake and a game walk on Crescent Island. You will be back at your camp in time for lunch and a leisurely afternoon or a game drive in the private conservancy.
- Approximately a 4-hour drive
- When you go to Naivasha and if there is time, you might ask Patrick to stop for lunch at my favorite restaurant. It is a truly local restaurant, no plumbing, no electricity, and authentic Kenyan food. I have eaten there for 10 years or more, and it’s a great option if you want a truly Kenyan experience. You could stop here after the walk on Crescent Island before returning to Chui.
Located in the privately owned Oserian Sanctuary (which is itself in the Great Rift Valley), the exclusive Chui Lodge overlooks a waterhole with the dramatic Mau Escarpment as a backdrop. This setting epitomizes the Masai translation of the word Oserian (“place of peace”). The five well-spaced cottages and the main building are constructed of simple bush stone and local woods. Each cottage is uniquely designed with en-suite bathrooms, a private veranda, fireplace and a magnificent four-poster olive wood king-sized bed. With only five rooms, Chui Lodge is known for excellent service from staff and attention to detail like no other place ever visited. For the active guest, private game drives or walks with private guides through the sanctuary’s 20,000 acres or along miles of unspoiled lakefront are available. Other optional activities include sundowners, champagne breakfasts by the lake, boating trips on Lake Naivasha, climbing, swimming, bird watching, and trips to Hell’s Gate National Park.
Naivasha, the highest and only freshwater lake within Africa’s Great Rift Valley (and Kenya’s second largest freshwater lake), is unique in that it has no known outlet, normally a prerequisite for a lake. Teeming with freshwater fish and bathing hippos, the avid bird watcher sees paradise in a vast array of exotic bird life attracted by the large population of fish. The region also hosts distinctive herds of plains game and the elusive black-faced colobus monkey.
This partially submerged volcanic crater is a private game sanctuary with herds of wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, gazelle, and other plains game. Visitors can walk freely around the island among the herds of game. Crescent Island’s beauty is confirmed by the fact that much of Out of Africa was filmed here.
Days 11-13: Entim Mara, Masai Mara
Sept 19-21: Entim Mara, Masai Mara
- Sept 19: You leave this morning driving back to Nairobi (2 hours) for the flight to the Masai Mara and arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Patrick flies with you and is your personal guide on the Mara. Enjoy watching game from your tent and/or the camp common areas.
- Sept 20: You have an early game drive (or a full-day game drive) to witness the migration and other amazing wildlife so abundant on the Mara. One morning you have an early hot air balloon lift-off to watching the sunrise over the Mara and migration, Upon landing, feast on a full bush champagne breakfast followed by a game drive back to the camp. The rest of the day is at leisure for game drives and watching the migration. Watch for game at the Mara River from your tent and the public areas of the camp.
- Sept 21: Today is another full day at leisure to do game drives. You arrange with Patrick what you want to do – either a full-day with packed picnic lunch or return to the camp for lunch. If you are lucky you might witness a migration “crossing” the Mara River while on a drive, sitting on your veranda overlooking one of the crossing points, from the balloon, or maybe all of those.
- Approximately a 4-hour drive
- The balloon is scheduled for day two on the Mara. If the weather prevents flying that day, you will go the next morning. Always good to have a plan B.
Entim, meaning “forest” in Masai, was designed to be in the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara game reserve and for a few months of the year the migration is on its doorstep. Overlooking the Mara River only a short drive away from where the Talek and Mara rivers converge, the camp is positioned between major wildebeest crossings. At Entim you don’t have to drive for hours to get to the wildlife action because you are right there in the middle of it, nor do you have to leave the Park before gates close at 6.30 pm. You can continue to witness the wild’s most important and dramatic events, which often take place at dusk and dawn, from your tent or while sipping a cocktail.
Each of the 10 guest tents overlooks the Mara River and is en-suite with flush-toilets and hot showers. There is a cozy lounge area with a small library and a separate bar and dining area that is open-fronted allowing guests the unmatched experience of eating meals while watching the animals move to and from the river to drink and forage for their food. Enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and a selection of house wines from the famous wineries of South Africa. Bread, cakes and pastries are all baked in camp, while fresh produce is flown in regularly. If you wish you can dine privately on your own verandah.
Local Masai driver-guides have an instinctive talent for spotting game and natural ability to read animal spoor, as well as signs of an impending natural event, be it a river crossing or a predator kill. The guides will be happy to share their cultural background with you and may even take you outside the reserve to visit their Masai homesteads, depending on your day’s game viewing schedule.
The Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara Game Reserve is widely considered to be Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve. The Mara comprises 200 square miles of open plains, woodlands, and riverine forest. Contiguous with the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania, the Mara is home to a breathtaking array of life. The vast grassland plains are scattered with herds of zebra, giraffe, gazelle, and topi, and the acacia forests abound with birdlife and monkeys. Elephants and buffalo wallow in the wide Musiara Swamp while the Mara and Talek Rivers brim with hippos and crocodiles. Each year the Mara plays host to the world’s greatest natural spectacle: the Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti. From July to October, the promise of rain and fresh life-giving grass in the north brings more than 1.3 million wildebeests together into a single massive herd. They pour across the border into the Mara, making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon. At the Mara River they mass together on the banks before finally plunging forward through the raging waters, creating a frenzy as they fight against swift currents and waiting crocodiles. The Mara has been called the Kingdom of the Lions, and these hunters dominate the grasslands. Cheetahs are also a common sight in the Mara, as are hyena and smaller predators such as jackals.
Day 14: Giraffe Manor, Karen, Kenya
Sept 22: Giraffe Manor, Karen, Kenya
- Bid farewell to the Mara and the magnificent migration and fly back to Nairobi. Giraffe Manor staff meets your flight and you’ll be at the Manor in time for lunch. This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the public giraffe center, visit the Karen Blixen Museum and then have cocktails as the giraffes come back to the Manor.
- I’ve listed some other places of interest around Giraffe Manor. You can get the staff to take you this afternoon, or Patrick can take you to any of these before your flight to Entebbe tomorrow.
Giraffe Center At Giraffe Manor
The Center provides a taste of the Africa most tourists come to Kenya to see. In addition to the short nature walk, the Giraffe Center offers the rare opportunity to be (safely) close enough to the animals to feed and touch them. The entrance fee to the Center supports the re-establishment of the Rothschild giraffes in Kenya.
Karen Blixen Museum
This museum was originally the home of Karen Blixen, who came to Kenya from Denmark in the early part of the 20th century. The present museum sits at the heart of the larger coffee plantation run by Blixen between 1914 and 1931. Upon Kenya’s independence, the Danish government donated the house and surrounding land to Kenya. The house was restored by the Danish government and was used during the filming of Out of Africa. Much of the original furniture is on display in the house and, combined with the beautifully landscaped gardens and encompassing view of the Ngong Hills, the Museum has continued to be a very popular destination for international and local visitors.
Kazuri Bead Shop
This workshop is located at the base of the Ngong Hills outside Nairobi, on a portion of the farm once owned by Karen Von Blixen of Out of Africa fame. Lady Susan Wood founded Kazuri (which means “small and beautiful” in Swahili, the language of Kenya) in 1975, after observing that many women in the villages around Nairobi were nearly destitute. She and two Kikuyu women organized a ceramic workshop and taught jewelry making to the poor, and the instruction continues to this day. Each bead that makes up a necklace or bracelet is shaped by hand, without the aid of molds or forms, by one of the 90 local women employed by Kazuri. The beads are then polished and kiln-fired, painted, and fired again before being strung. You will see the ladies making the beads at the shop.
This is a wonderful gallery with a large selection of handmade bronzes. There are pieces of all sizes and prices – everything from tasteful animal footprint ashtrays to jewelry, picture frames, and life-size sculptures.
Day 15: Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda
September 23: Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda
- After breakfast with the giraffes, Patrick is available for any last-minute shopping or stops you want to make. You might consider going to the Daphne Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage (open from 11am – 12pm only) before going to the airport for your 1620 (4:20 pm) non-stop flight to Entebbe. Upon arrival at 1735, obtaining your visas ($50) and collecting bags, your driver to the hotel will be waiting for you (your names on a sign) just outside of the baggage area. Dinner is not included tonight so that you can explore some of the local places and soak up some Ugandan hospitality or have a relaxing dinner at the hotel.
- You can store bags at the hotel if needed.
Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Wife of the late David Sheldrick (founder and warden of Tsavo National Park), Daphne Sheldrick has been working with wild animals for over 60 years. In 1977 she opened the Elephant Orphanage at her home in Nairobi, where today her eight trained staff members virtually replace the baby elephants’ families. From 11 am to noon each day you can watch and pet the baby elephants while learning about their lives.
Lake Victoria Hotel
Rising above white-terraced rose gardens, which descend through water cascades and fountains almost to the shores of Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria, this tranquil hotel sits between the hazy blue of the lake and the encircling green of the Lweza Hills. Each of the 124 rooms has all the amenities one expects from a world-class hotel. There is a wide selection of restaurants, a cocktail bar, a 25-meter pool, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and cardio studio, and even a full spa.
Entebbe, located on a Lake Victoria peninsula, was the seat of government for the Protectorate of Uganda prior to independence in 1962. Entebbe is perhaps best known as the home of Entebbe International Airport, the scene of one of the most daring counter-terrorism operations in history. Soldiers from an elite unit of the Israeli army freed over 100 hostages following a hijacking by a group of Palestinian and German militia. It was also from this airport that Queen Elizabeth II departed Africa to return to England in 1952 when she learned of her father’s death. Today the President of Uganda has his official office and residence here. The National Botanical Gardens and Uganda Wildlife Education Center and Zoo are well worth a visit.
A. Whyete, the first curator, started the Botanical Gardens in 1898. They were originally a natural forest used as a research ground for the introduction of various exotic fruits and ornamental plants to Uganda. The gardens are home to a wide variety and large number of bird species. Trees that were already grown when the gardens were started can still be seen today.
Days 16-19: Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi
Sept 24-27 : Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi
- Sept 24: A very early morning transfer to the airport for your 0745 charter flight to the western side of Uganda. Upon landing at 0930, you are met by Gorilla Forest Camp staff (Ian, at right, is the Camp Manager.) for the road transfer to the camp high in the mountains. The rest of the day is at leisure to do hikes, walks, village visits, or any of the other camp activities.
- Sept 25: Today you have a hearty breakfast and prepare for the trek to find the endangered Mountain Gorillas. The guides know where the family slept the previous night and then you track from there. Depending on how long your trek lasts, there may be time to do other things once back in camp. There are walks on which you may see some of the many primates that live in the area.
- Sept 26: A day to visit the Batwa Pygmies. The rest of the day is at leisure to do camp activities and watch to see if the gorillas come into camp.
- Sept 27: Today you get to see the gorilla again. Depending on the trekking time, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, nestled deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, is one of the most remote and atmospheric camps in Africa. As the only luxury camp within the Forest, the Camp is the perfect base from which to track the park’s most famous resident – the mountain gorilla. The main area features a lounge, bar and main dining area. The Camp often receives regular visits from the gorillas themselves. For the lucky guests in camp at those times, they may have the chance for a gorilla encounter without even leaving camp. The eight spacious tents each feature two queen-sized beds and a huge bathtub that looks straight into the jungle canopy – ideal for soaking tired muscles after a day spent observing and meeting gorillas. Observe rare forest species while soaking in the tub, followed by a cocktail on the private viewing deck served by your personal attendant. The bar and dining cottage overlooks the rainforest and a raised natural platform is built for open-air dining. A full English and continental breakfast is served before your morning activity. Once back at the camp celebratory drinks and snacks will be served under the stars by the roaring campfire as you discuss your amazing adventure. Chef Jackson serves a silver service dinner with four to five courses each evening.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Bwindi is situated on Uganda’s extreme western border, very close to the geographical heart of Africa where the confluence of the Rift Valley and the Great Lakes have created an ecosystem that perhaps defines the very essence of the continent. Fittingly, Bwindi is one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an enduring pocket of a huge primeval forest that once stretched from the Virunga Volcanoes in the South to the Rwenzori Mountains in the North. The fertile 331 square kilometers of the park contain 113 species of mammals (including a herd of the rare forest elephant), 200 species of butterfly, over 360 species of birds and a prodigious 324 tree varieties (10 of which are endemic to the park). In addition to this incredible diversity, Bwindi is home to seven species of primates of which the most endangered is that elusive giant of Africa – the Mountain Gorilla. There are only 600 of these magnificent animals remaining in the wild worldwide, and Bwindi is home to just over half of them!
Days 20-21: Lake Victoria Hotel; Ngamba Island/Boma Guest House
Sept 28: Lake Victoria Hotel
- After breakfast or lunch you fly back to Entebbe. The staff will let you know the exact time. There is a late morning and an early afternoon flight. If you have a preference, I can request that for you. Again, you are met and transferred to the Lake Victoria Hotel for the afternoon and evening. If you left any bags in storage, you can retrieve them this evening.
Sept 29: Ngamba Island/Boma Guest House
- After a leisurely breakfast and checking out of the hotel, you transfer to the dock for a boat ride across Lake Victoria to Ngamba Island. The guides will tell you about all the chimpanzees and the project that is protecting them. After your picnic lunch, a return trip across the Lake with a transfer to the Boma Guest house where you have use of a dayroom until the transfer to the airport for your Delta flight 9337 at 2330 connecting in Amsterdam to Delta 71, in Atlanta to Delta 2016. Arrive home on Sept 30 at 1615.
Ngamba Island, established in 1997 in part by the Born Free Foundation and the Jane Goodall Institute, provides orphaned chimpanzees with a secure home in which to live out their lives. A primary function is educating visitors and local communities about this remarkable species and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitat. Ngamba Island consists of approximately 100 acres, 98 of which are forested and separated from the visitors’ area by an electric fence. Ngamba Island was officially opened to visitors in October 1999 and is currently home to 40 orphaned chimpanzees.
Boma Guest House
The Boma is set in tropical gardens a few minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. The rooms combine modern comforts with the charm and character of the original 1940’s home. Each of the rooms is en-suite, has a private veranda, satellite TV, and Wifi. The residents-only restaurant serving mostly homemade European style meals, with a dash of Indian, Thai and Mediterranean choices is open from 6am to 10pm.
- Airport transfers
- Airstrip transfers
- All accommodation as listed
- Full board on safari
- Dinner Carnivore Restaurant, beverages not included
- Private vehicle and driver in Nairobi
- Exclusive use of Land Cruiser
- first aid kit
- wildlife books
- cool box with water
- fire extinguisher
- battery ports
- Private, English-speaking driver/guide
- Park entrance fees
- Government taxes
- Flying doctor service
- Internal flights:
- Nairobi to Amboseli
- Amboseli to Lewa
- Nanyuki to Nairobi
- Nairobi to/from Masai Mara
- Nairobi to Entebbe
- Entebbe to/from Kahini
- Private road transfers
- All game drives
- Ngamba Island Chimpanzee visit with picnic lunch
- Soft drinks, beer, house wines, non- luxury spirits
- Bush breakfast
- Guided bush walks
- Lewa Safari Camp:
- Soft drinks, beer, house wines, non- luxury spirits
- Bush breakfast
- Guided bush walks
- Laundry (hand washed; for cultural reasons ladies’ underwear cannot be included)
- Mt. Kenya Safari Club:
- Visits to Nanyuki Spinners /Weavers
- Equator Demonstration
- Animal Rehabilitation “zoo”
- Soft drinks, beer, house wines, non- luxury spirits
- Bush breakfast
- Boat trip on Lake Naivasha
- Game Walk on Crescent Island
- Fishing on Lake
- Game drive in Conservancy, Hell’s Gate
- Soft drinks, beer, house wines, non- luxury spirits
- Bush breakfast
- Masai Boma visit
- Hot-air Balloon safari
- Giraffe Manor:
- All beverages
- Visit to Giraffe Center
- Transportation to area shops
- Gorilla Forest Camp:
- Round trip road transfer from Kahini to Camp
- All beverages
- 2 gorilla treks
- Batwa cultural visit
- International airfare
- Items of a personal nature such as drinks, tobacco, laundry, phone calls. emails, etc
- Tips and gratuities:
- Budget $2.00-$4.00 per person per day for staff
- $1.00 per bag for porters
- $10.00 – $12.00 per person per day for drivers and other guides
- Optional activities at camps/lodges
- Any other item(s) not included in your itinerary
- Visa fees: currently $50 per person Kenya and
- Meals in Entebbe
- Champagne, luxury spirits
- Ole Sereni and Nairobi:
- Meals, drinks (breakfast included)
- Massage and spa
- Masai Village entrance fee*
- Elephant Research visit
- Mt. Kenya Safari Club:
- Additional Activities
- Lake Victoria Hotel:
- Lunch, dinner, beverages
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