KENYA CLASSIC SENTRIM

KENYA CLASSIC SENTRIM: 2015 – 2016

 

TOUR CODE:                                        PT 3301 D                    

 

Number of Days:                                  7 Days

Days of Operation:                               SATURDAY – REVISED DAY OF DEPARTURE

 

OPERATING IN SAFARI MINIBUS ON SHARED BASIS

 

Safari Departure and Arrival timings:

Safari Briefing:              Day 02 at 0715hrs approx.

Departs on Day 02:       0745hrs approx.

Returns on Day 07:        1330hrs approx. (flights to be booked 1600hrs onwards)

Pick up point Day 02:    Sentrim Boulevard Hotel

Drop off point:              Intercontinental Hotel or JKI Airport

 

From the open plains of Masai Mara, the shimmery pink waters of Lake Nakuru and the swamps of Amboseli, this safari takes in three of the most picturesque regions in Kenya. It also provides the perfect opportunity to spot the Big-5 and to capture some diverse scenery.

Tour Details

also provides the perfect opportunity to spot the Big-5 and to capture some diverse scenery.

 

Day 1                            Nairobi

Upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to the Sentrim Boulevard hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Sentrim Boulevard hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions for Early morning arrivals (clients will be transferred to Eka Hotel on arrival for breakfast on own arrangements and then continue with the excursion).

Daphne Sheldricks Excursion    

Out of Africa Excursion   

(Please refer to separate local excursion rate sheet for pricing and other Nairobi local excursions).   

 

Day 2                            Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment on the road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. On the way spot the charming chapel built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok; continue your travels across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch set off on your first game drive, returning to the camp as the sun sets.

Overnight at Sentrim Mara Camp on a full board basis.

Sentrim Mara Camp

Sentrim Mara is located in Maasai Mara Game Reserve, 3 km after Sekenani gate.  The entire 31 tents are spread out in serene surroundings amongst Acacia trees that surround the camp.  The main guest area consists of the reception, lounge area, restaurant and bar. Each of the spacious tents has a modern ensuite bathroom, hot and cold showers, writing desk and an elevated private balcony for spectacular views of the sunsets and the hills, which have abundant wildlife. The tents have personal closets, flush toilets and sockets for battery charging for cameras. There is power for lighting in every room, a bathroom and flushing toilets.

 

 

Day 3                            Masai Mara National Reserve

Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp mid morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive and visit to the Masai Village, returning to the camp as the sunsets. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari)

Overnight at Sentrim Mara Camp on a full board basis.

 

Day 4                            Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru – Lake Elementaita

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, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving at your lodge at Lake Elementaita around midday. Following lunch, depart for a gamedrive in Lake Nakuru National Park, returning to your lodge as the sun sets. 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.

Overnight at Sentrim Elementaita Lodge on a full board basis.

Sentrim Elementaita

Sentrim Elementaita Lodge is located on the shores of flamingos/pelicans fringed Lake Elementaita, which is situated about 120 Kilometers from Nairobi. If you are a bird lover and in search of African safari lodges, then the country lodge is the perfect place for you to experience one of the world’s largest ornithological spectacles.

 

Day 5                            Lake Elementaita – Amboseli National Park

Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. 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 camp by late afternoon.

Overnight at Sentrim Amboseli Camp on a full board basis.

 

Sentrim Amboseli Camp

Sentrim Amboseli is located on the border of Amboseli National Park, right near Kimana gate. The entirely new 60 luxurious and comfortable deluxe ensuite tents are evenly spread out with fantastic view of Mt Kilimanjaro. The main guest area consists of reception, lounge area, restaurant and bar lounge and gift shop.

 

Day 6                            Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, depart for a full day game drive; later enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to the lodge by 1600hrs, giving time to unwind in your room or lounge, or even take a quick dip in the pool before dinner.

Overnight at Sentrim Amboseli Camp on a full board basis.

Day 7                            Amboseli – Nairobi

Following an early breakfast, catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. From here turn north across the beautiful and seemingly never‑ending Athi Plains, arriving in Kenya’s bustling capital city of Nairobi by mid-day. Once in the city, clients will be dropped off at the drop off point in the city centre or at the airport for ongoing travel arrangements.

 

Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions on return to Nairobi ex- Safari

Lunch or Dinner at Carnivore

Out of Africa Excursion

Shopping trip to Utamaduni and Kazuri Bead Factory

Use of Pollmans Club Lounge

Extra transfer requests applicable as per below (min 2 pax):

Please refer to transfer document for list of hotels within or outside city centre

 

  • Arrival transfer included strictly for clients arriving on day 01 of the programme as indicated.  For clients arriving on any other day, a separate transfer cost will apply as per transfer document.
  • For clients not staying at the featured pick up hotel, supplementary cost applicable:
    • Day 02 Pick up from a city centre hotel  No extra charge
    • Day 02 Pick up hotel outside city centre USD 30.00 NETT per person
  • For clients requiring drop off post safari at alternate hotel:
    • Drop off at hotel within city centre  No extra charge
    • Drop off at hotel outside city centre  USD 19.00 NETT per person
  • Separate evening departure transfer cost as per transfer document
  • Single traveler joining a scheduled departure will need to pay a sole traveler transfer supplement  USD 23.00 NETT per person

 

Child and Third Adult Policy

  • One child aged 6-11 sharing with 2 adults pays 55% of safari cost
  • Children aged 6-11 in own room pay 75% of safari cost
  • Third Adult sharing pays full per person sharing rate
  • Children under 12 pay 50% of festive supplements
  • Transfer Supplements – children under 12 travelling with 2 Adults pay 50%

 

Children younger than six are discouraged from joining seat-in-vehicle safaris however, we would be pleased to provide a private safari for families with young children.

 

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • Airport Transfers in safari minibus or mini coach on shared basis
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a safari minibus with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with a Bi-lingual English speaking driver-guide on shared basis
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • ½ litre bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives

 

Cost Excludes

  • Visas and international flights
  • Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
  • Driver-guide gratuities
  • Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Balloon Safari

 

Additional remarks

  • Cancellation policy as per agent’s agreement or as per our printed Price Guide if no fixed contract is in place. Please request any further information on this if required.
  • We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
  • Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

 

Passenger Information

  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags**
  • The tour is modular and combines with other tours so there may be need for clients to change vehicles on occasion

 

**Luggage

Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65×46 cm.

 

Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at time of briefing.  It will be handed over to you on your return from safari.  Additional costs may apply to pick up drop off luggage at specific points.

 

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