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Giraffe Adventure
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Gnu Adventure Mt. Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kenya
6 Days / 5 Nights
Samburu (2 nights) ~ Mara (3 nights)

Packed into 6 memorable days, you explore two of Kenya’s best parks: the fabled Masai Mara (the northern range of the annual Great Migration) with its rolling grasslands, magnificent vistas and the chance to spot all the “Big 5” PLUS the arid northern desert of Samburu, the only place to see Grevys zebra and reticulated giraffe. Guaranteed to entrance, enthrall – and make you want to return.

You are not herded around in a large group, straining to hear the guide or see the animals. You are guaranteed a window seat. 
You are not herded around in a large group, straining to hear the guide or see the animals. You are guaranteed a window seat. 
You will never have to compromise with a group’s majority rule decision.
You will never have to compromise with a group’s majority rule decision.
The attention you receive is totally personal, from an escort committed to your complete satisfaction.
The attention you receive is totally personal, from an escort committed to your complete satisfaction.

This Safari starts and ends at the Nairobi Airport.

You will be met at the Nairobi airport by your Driver/Guide and personal Safari Manager.  All of our safaris start first thing in the morning so if your flight is scheduled to arrive after 10:00 AM (after 6:00 AM if you have the Air Option) we will take you to your hotel in Nairobi for a free day, with your safari starting tomorrow.  Don't worry if your flight is late – they will be there when you arrive and will have made any necessary adjustments to your safari schedule.

Day 1.
Your safari starts with the drive or a flight (with the Air Option) to Samburu National Park where you will be taken to your Lodge in time for lunch.  In the afternoon you will enjoy your first private game drive in this reserve famous for it's grevy zebra, reticulated giraffe, somali ostrich, hornbills and many leopards.  You will return to the Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.  (LD)

Day 2.
A full day of game viewing in Samburu.  Your Driver/Guide knows how to find the elusive species and, being in constant contact with other safari drivers, will learn where special sightings are happening and will often make a beeline there.  Overnight in Samburu.  (BLD)

Day 3.
If you are traveling by Road, the entire day will be fascinating as you drive past Mount Kenya, across the Kenya Highlands and into the Great Rift Valley on your way to Masai Mara.  A picnic lunch will be provided and your Driver/Guide will make several stops along the way at various places of interest.  Depending on which Lodge in Masai Mara and the roads you may be able to squeeze in a game drive on your way.

If you have the Air Option, you will enjoy a game drive in either Samburu or Masai Mara, depending on the time of your flight, which does vary from day to day.

However you arrive, you will be taken to your Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.  (BLD)

Day 4.
A fascinating full day game drive (with a picnic lunch) in the awesome Masai Mara.  Depending on the time of year you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, cheetah, leopards, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, eagles and many birds and other species.  As in Samburu your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals.  Overnight in Masai Mara.  (BLD)

Day 5.
Another full day game drive (with a picnic lunch) in Masai Mara.  Your Driver/Guide, having consulted overnight with the other Driver/Guides will head out in whatever direction will bring you to animals you haven't yet seen, including the amazing hippo pools.  Overnight in Masai Mara.  (BLD)

Day 6.
One final morning game drive before either leaving by road or air for Nairobi.  If by road a picnic lunch will be taken along and if by air, you will enjoy lunch back at the Lodge.  Whichever mode of transportation, upon arrival in Nairobi you will be taken either to the airport for your departing flight or to your hotel for an overnight stay.  If you will be staying the night, transfers to the airport the next day are included.  (BL).

The Air Option for the Giraffe Safari includes all flights:
Nairobi/Samburu     Samburu/Masai Mara     Masai Mara/Nairobi

Plus, all Safaris depart daily, require a minimum of two guests and include:
  • English speaking Professional Driver/Guide throughout.

  • Complete sightseeing program as stated including all park entrance fees.

  • Double or twin bed rooms with private bath or shower, breakfast daily "in town."

  • All meals on safari, when outside of Nairobi and Arusha.

  • All airport transfers and ground transportation by Safari Van or FWD.

  • No more than 5 guests per Safari Van on safari (capacity 9).

  • No more than 4 guests per FWD on safari (capacity 5).

  • All hotel taxes and service charges.

  • Services and assistance of our offices in Nairobi and Arusha.

Not included are:

  • Meals not mentioned.
  • International airfare. Departure taxes. Entry visas.
  • Gratuities.
  • Extras and items of a personal nature.

Lodges Air
Comfort, amenities and value appreciated by seasoned travel veterans. Not offered      
A cut above – graceful living in the “bush.” Samburu Serena
Mara Serena
  $1875 $ 310
The exceptional experience demanded by the discriminating. Samburu Intrepids
Mara Intrepids
  $2225 $ 385

LAND ONLY PRICES.  All prices are in US dollars and are per person, double occupancy.  Extra nights can be added and include accommodation, meals and game drives.  All prices good through 15 December 2006 with the exception of Christmas, New Years and Easter holiday periods (contact us for prices for those times).

LOW SEASON DISCOUNT.  For trips between 15 April and 15 June (any year), deduct 15%.

PRE- and POST-SAFARI NIGHTS AND EXTENSIONS.  If you arrive one or more days before your safari or depart one or more days after it ends we can provide excellent accommodations in Nairobi.  We also have an excellent selection of Extensions to your safari.  After all, you've come all this way, you may as well see and do more.

DEPARTURE DAY ROOM.  If your departure flight is in the evening, we offer a day room at the Grand Regency and later transfer to the airport for US$95.

CHILDREN (12 years old and under) The above prices are for adults (those over 12 years old).  For one child, sharing the parents' room, deduct 40%.  For two children, sharing the parents' room, deduct 15% for each.

BALLOON SAFARI One of the greatest experiences in the Serengeti and/or Masai Mara is a Balloon Safari.  Starting at dawn you silently float over the herds for an experience never to be forgotten.  $425 per person.

FLYING DOCTORS The Flying Doctors provide emergency evacuation and other services throughout the region.  If you do not have Travel Insurance we recommend you join them for the duration of your safari.  $50 per person.

TRAVEL INSURANCE.  We strongly recommend the purchase of Travel insurance.  This coverage protects you financially if you should have to cancel or interrupt your trip due to an unforeseen circumstance or if you need to seek medical attention while traveling.  The price is approximately 6% of the total 

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS.  Flights To and From Nairobi are not included in our prices.  We have tour inclusive fares to Nairobi with major air carriers and can provide the lowest possible fare for your holiday.

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