8 DAYS INTREPID LUXURY SAFARI
Day 1: Nairobi
Jambo! Karibu Kenya. Your journey begins at 6 pm with a lovely gathering. You can arrive at any moment since there are no activities scheduled. Please ask the reception of the hotel where the gathering be. If you are unable to arrange a flight for this so as to arrive in time, consider arriving early one day so you can participate. Please inform the hotel reception if you are going to be late. At this conference, your insurance details and next kin data will be collected, so kindly make sure that you have the details to give to your leader. If you arrive early, visit the Kenya National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum or the highly recommended Ken Bomas.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park
Drive past the beautiful views of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha and Elementaita to Lake Nakuru National Park (about 3–4 hours) away. Located in the core of the Great Rift Valley, the tiny and compact region of Lake Nakuru National Park is a great place for wildlife spotting. Lake Nakuru is home to rhinos, along with the other members of the Big Five game, and there will be a nice opportunity to spot and photograph one of these gorgeous creatures. Outside the park, your exclusive camp is well located with flush toilets and showers. There are no upgrades to accommodation and WiFi.
included activities are
- Lake Nakuru – Overland Vehicle Game Drive
Day 3: Lake Naivasha
Head to your guide’s neighboring village. Get a wonderful chance to communicate with local folk here and get a sense of daily life. Then drive to your camp close Lake Naivasha (about 3 hours) from Lake Nakuru. One of the few freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha has papyrus reed floating islands and a flat-topped acacia border. It is also home to a good hippo population and a huge range of birds. There will be a chance to access an ATM and visit today’s market to shop up for the rest of the journey.
Day 3: Lake Naivasha
Enjoy some free time. You have a variety of activities to choose from. Maybe you heading to Hell’s Gate National Park, which features lovely cliffs, gorges, rock towers, volcanoes and a variety of geothermal events. Another excellent option is a boat journey across Lake Naivasha–maybe the best way to get into this lush area’s environment. If you’re searching for something interesting, you might want to hire a bicycle for the day and discover some of your own, venturing beyond the cactus and olive trees.
Day 4: Loita Hills Maasai Village
Leave Lake Naivasha and make a short stop for a food shopping place in Narok. Continue to Loita Hills (about 5–6 hours) and stop on the way for dinner. Today’s drive crosses the Great Rift Valley, the huge and spectacular big divide in Africa, and takes you to the distant Loita Hills region. This is the traditional home of Maasai. You will visit the Maasai, renowned for their vibrant red dress and elaborate jewelry, and gain insight into this proud East African community’s culture and ancient methods. Reach out to your Maasai hosts after you set up your tent. A local elder will give an intriguing talk about the Maasai and their history and culture.
Day 5: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Travel Masai Mara from Loita (about 1–2 hours). When dry, the highway is dusty, and when wet, it could be slippery and smooth, so exercise caution. The Masai Mara is Africa’s quintessential experience, with sparse open plains, spectacular skies and some of the most tremendous animals in the world. Enjoy your dinner after setting up your camp. Then it’s time to jump into the amazing 4WDs and go through the Mara’s wilderness for a game drive. You camp tonight has flush toilets and showers outside the national reserve. Depending on accessibility, there is an upgrade option. However, there is no WiFi accessible here.
Day 6: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Join the Masai Mara National Reserve for a full-day 4WD game ride. You’re going to explore this varied ecosystem and see a variety of wildlife most probably. An optional sunrise balloon ride across the Mara is an unforgettable experience. If you have pre-booked this activity, you will be picked up before dawn and driven to your pilot’s starting point for a safety briefing. Then you glide through the dawn, at tree height sometimes, which offers incredible photo opportunities. Sometimes you’re going to ascend, get an overview of the plains ‘ enormity and the teeming herds’ early morning movements. You will be treated with a bush breakfast then be returned to your camp.
The balloon ride is provided as a pre-booked service to ensure a location for you. If you’d rather wait and attempt booking this locally on the floor to get a better price, you’re welcome to, but maintain in mind that this is a common activity and locations are restricted. If you participate in this activity, half of the included game drive will be missing in the morning.
Day 8: Nairobi
Say farewell to the African bush’s open expanses and return to Nairobi city (about 5–6 hours). Tonight there is no accommodation available, but this can be arranged–kindly ask when you book this journey. Upon arrival in Nairobi, you may be dropped at your hotel.
TOUR INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
Included in this Tour:
- All game drives as per itinerary
- All park entrance fees
- Meals (Breakfast, lunch dinner)
- Accommodation except of the 8th day
Excluded in this Tour:
- All your climbing gears
- Personal insurance
- Personal spending money
- Tips for guide, potter and cook.
Booking Terms And Conditions
ELIDA TOURS & SAFARIS BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR TOURS & SAFARIS
The Booking Terms:
A minimum of 40 % of the total cost of the tour has to be paid at the time of booking confirmation and the balance is payable at/or before the start of the safari.
Any tour and safari deposit paid shall be refunded less the cost of cancellation fees levied by hotels and administrative costs as follow.
No. of days Percentage forfeited of tour price.
More than 40 days full refund less 5% of the administration fee
14-40 days 20% of tour price
6-14 days 30% of the tour price
Less than 5 days and now show No refunds.
Please note that refunds will be done within 30 days after cancellation of the tour/safari.
Modification of tour
If you choose to modify the arrangements after the commencement of the tour i.e. change accommodation or the duration of your stay, the company shall accept no liability for any loss or additional expense and no refunds will be made.
Tour prices include:
– All expenses for drivers and vehicles appropriate for the itinerary as set out. i.e. for transfers, game drives, drivers allowances unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.
– Government hotel taxes, training levy and service charges, all park entry fees except where specifically indicated separately.
Tour price exclude:
– Personal insurance,
– Airport taxes, landing fees for charters and visas,
– Gratuities to drivers and porters (other than hotel service charge),
– Beverages (unless otherwise indicated),
– Laundry, other personal expenses of tour members (i.e. telephone calls etc),
– Any other tour services requested that do not appear in the itinerary.
Safari booking and accommodation.
– Our safari package are based on two persons sharing in a twin room tent.
– Single rooms are provided at an additional cost (single room supplement – (SRS).
– Hotels/lodges/tented camps are named as an indication of the category of accommodation and if the need arises may be reserved at same standard of hotel/lodges/tented camps. In the event that this happens we undertake to notify you of any changes to your safari accommodation in advance.
i. The Company is insured against legal liability arising from injuries that might be received by passengers while inside vehicles.
ii. The Company and its agents act only as agents of the passenger in all the matters relating to hotel accommodation, sightseeing, tour and transport whether by aircraft, rail, motor vehicle, boat or any matter howsoever except when the passenger is being carried in transport owned by the Company.
iii. The Company’s obligations apply to those services, which they agree to provide on your behalf. We cannot be held liable for any third party arrangements you arrange in conjunction on your own. For instance, the Company will not be held liable if you miss your tour departure because you fail to arrive at the departure point at the agreed time.
iv. The Company’s liability to passengers carried in its own vehicles is governed by the laws of the respective country in which services are provided and no other country, and all the claims are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the respective country in which the services were provided.
v. The company reserves the right to employ subcontractors to carry out all or part of the services agreed to be supplied and in the event of such right the terms to the clause iii relating to the company’s liability shall apply
vi. Whilst every care is taken, the company cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage of baggage. It is therefore advisable to effect separate baggage insurance.
vii. In the event that a claim is made against the travel agent or the tour operator in respect of any loss or damage occasioned by the breach of contracts, negligence or other fault of the company, the Company shall be liable to indemnify the tour operator (as the case may be) in the courts of the country in which services were provided if the Tour Operator (as the case may be) had submitted jurisdiction in the said courts.
viii. In respect of any such claim mentioned in sub clause (ix) of this clause, the Company shall be under no liability expressly assumed in this clause.
ix. For the purpose of this clause, the Company shall be deemed to include its servants and agents and shall be deemed to contract on behalf of such servant and agent.
Passports and Visas
The client is required to ensure that their passport and travel documentation is in order and that they have obtained the necessary visas for their journey.
It is a condition of booking one of our tours that the traveler is adequately insured for the full duration of the tour in respect of illness, injury, death, loss of baggage and personal items, cancellation and curtailment. The choice of insurer is the sole discretion of the client.