Here are the highlights of our tour package. More details to come.
- Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed by Gate 1 Travel – we had nine in our tour. We split into two vehicles: five plus guide in one, four plus guide in another.
- Round trip flight from Tampa to Nairobi arranged through Gate 1 Travel. Airline taxes & fuel surcharges included.
- 8 nights accommodations
- 2 nights Nairobi – definitely first class. A five star stay at the Radisson Blu at the beginning of the tour and at the Crowne Plaza at the end for a few hours until our plane departed.
- 2 nights Samburu National Reserve – a taste of “glamping.”
- 1 night Aberdare National Park at The Ark – nowhere near first class.
- 1 night Lake Naivasha – more glamping.
- 2 nights Masai Mara National Reserve – glamping.
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges included
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates. Our extra day cost us an additional $50 airport transfer.
- 22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners – buffet style.
- Game drives 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers with free bottled water.
- Services of English-speaking driver-guide throughout
- National Park Fees included.
- Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, the world’s most successful orphan elephant rescue center
- Giraffe Centre, hand-feed elegant Rothschild giraffes from an elevated platform
- personal game drive experiences in safari vehicles that seat no more than seven
- Samburu National Park, known for its unique wildlife
- Game viewing at one of Kenya’s iconic tree lodges – The Ark
- Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its birdlife especially flamingos
- Masai Mara National Reserve
Is This Trip Right for You?
This is an active trip.
- Our guide explained after a grueling day on a horrible road: “This is not a vacation, this is a tour.” We laughed at the time and still do chuckle.
- The group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spent most of our time driving over roads that are often rough and bumpy in safari vehicles that are not air conditioned. There are no “facilities” during game drives.
- Early morning game drives starting with breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Electricity for camps is provided by generator and may not be available 24 hours a day.
- Check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour. Our tour require walking or there were stairs to enter tents. Safari vehicles have high ground clearance and require agility to embark and disembark.
- Small Group program. For more information, click here.
UPDATE: a vertically-challenged person (like Nancy) asked if getting in and out of vehicle was a problem. It wasn’t – because they provided auxiliary steps we all used. We weren’t in and out of the vehicle a lot. Nancy decided after the first day, that climbing up on the seats so she could see out the top wasn’t worth the pain. She was happy to peer out the big open slider window.
More African Safari details to follow including
- The people we met
- The food we ate
- The places we stayed
- The animals we saw
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