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7 Days 6 Nights Wings over Amboseli, Samburu and Maasai Mara

7 Days 6 Nights Wings over Amboseli, Samburu and Masai Mara

  • Duration: 7 DAYS | 6 NIGHTS
  • Countries: Kenya
  • Starting Point: Nairobi
  • Ending Point: Nairobi

Highlights

A truly unrivalled adventure that offers so much more beyond that of your regular safari. Wildlife galore and breathtaking scenery are but one facet of this safari – this safari offers you the sights and sounds of a refreshing Africa which brings out the excitement and fascination that makes this continent come ALIVE!

Tour Number  ATTA005
Tour Name  Wings over Kenya
Prices From   USD 4300
Country Kenya
Capital City Nairobi
Validity 03/01/2019 to      15/12/2019

Itinerary

1 Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

JAMBO – KARIBU!! Ashford Tours representatives will warmly meet you upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport with our traditional, unique & special welcome (bubbly, wet towels and presentation of authentic safari hat and a beautiful authentic canvas pouch filled with safari essentials). Our guide driver will help you transfer you to the Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to the Amboseli National Park. The lodge/camp’s driver guide & vehicle will meet you at their local airstrip; transfer you to your lodge/camp for check-in, short game viewing enroute, then lunch.

This afternoon depart in the lodge/camp’s 4×4 customized safari vehicle with driver guide for game viewing to introduce you to the game in the area in the backdrop of Africa’s tallest mountain; Kilimanjaro. Later return to you luxury camp/lodge for dinner and overnight. (Tortilis Camp)

2 Full day in Amboseli National Park

Enjoy your scheduled morning and afternoon game viewing drives within the park.

Amboseli offers some of the most breath-taking views in Africa. Her scenery – one of the best places for a photogenic view of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting) is next to none. This is best seen on a clear day. Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. The park is famous for her large herds of giant elephants. Common wild-game here includes lions, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo and wildebeest among many others. It is also an ornithological paradise with over 400 species of birds, flora and fauna and some of the most soul-searing views in Africa. Enjoy meals and overnight at your luxury camp/lodge.

3 Amboseli National Park – Samburu

After breakfast, the camp guide drivers will drop you at the airstrip for your morning scheduled flight to Samburu via Nairobi. You will be warmly met by the camp guide driver & land cruiser at the airstrip in Samburu, enjoy an enroute game viewing drive to intimate 12-tent Elephant Bedroom Camp to a warm welcome then lunch, short siesta before heading for an afternoon game viewing drive. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species; including the Gerenuk (Twiga gazelle) due to her long neck, the beisa Oryx, the Reticulated Giraffe, the Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. Samburu is also an ornithological paradise, home to many birds including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vivacious Dove. Enjoy dinner and overnight at our camp.

4 Samburu Game Reserves

After breakfast, the camp guide drivers will drop you at the airstrip for your morning scheduled flight to Samburu via Nairobi. You will be warmly met by the camp guide driver & land cruiser at the airstrip in Samburu, enjoy an enroute game viewing drive to intimate 12-tent Elephant Bedroom Camp to a warm welcome then lunch, short siesta before heading for an afternoon game viewing drive. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species; including the Gerenuk (Twiga gazelle) due to her long neck, the beisa Oryx, the Reticulated Giraffe, the Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. Samburu is also an ornithological paradise, home to many birds including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vivacious Dove. Enjoy dinner and overnight at our camp.

5 Samburu Game Reserves – Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, the camp guide drivers will drop you at the airstrip for your morning scheduled flight to Masai Mara. The Camp guide driver & vehicle will meet you at the Ole Kiombo airstrip; transfer to the intimate, 20-tent Tipilikwani Camp to a very warm welcome, check-in then lunch. This afternoon is the moment we have been longing for – we depart with the camp’s guide driver & vehicle an exciting game viewing drive. The Rolling plains and grasslands, stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see is home to the black-manned lion, the savannah elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeests, the elusive leopard, cheetah, the spotted & stripped hyena, the rhino,topi,burchelle’s zebra, the Masai giraffe among many others. The Mara game reserve is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve….. For a long time, Mara Game Reserve has stubbed her authority as the ‘granary’ of wildlife in Kenya. We return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

6 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives & adventure. Be on the look-out for the big five that Masai Mara is famous for. These include the lion, savannah (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino. We may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY:
e) Balloon Safari over the Mara plains
f) Visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY:
c) Balloon Safari over the Mara plains
d) Visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community.

7 Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi

This morning we enjoy our breakfast then check-out. Unbelievable but true, our good bush moments have come to an end. We bid farewell to our wonderful lodge manager and his team then transfer to the Ole Kiombo airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi. Not empty handed though. With us are photographs – a capture of the special moments we have had on this tour to immortalize the experience. Ashford Tours guide driver will meet you at the Wilson Airport, transfer to the Carnivore restaurant for lunch (depending on time availability before your next flight) then on to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your onward flight.

Tour Accommodation

Amboseli – Tortilis Camp
Samburu – Elephant Bedroom Camp
Masai Mara – Tipilikwani Mara Camp

What’s included

·         Arrival & departure transfer from/to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

·         Domestic Flights : Wilson – Amboseli – Wilson – Samburu – Masai Mara – Wilson

·         Arrival and departure airstrip transfers

·         Park fees as per programme

·         Full board accommodation

·         Shared game drives using camp’s 4×4 safari vehicle & guide driver

Inclusions at Tortilis Camp

·         Laundry, Selection of local beverages, Bush picnics, Guided bush walk

Inclusions at Elephant Bedroom Camp

·         One Sundowner

EXCLUSIONS

·         International flight, passport & visa fees

·         All personal expenses –Telephones, extra drinks not mentioned in above inclusions etc

·         Tips to Camp Staff and gratuity to Guide/Driver

Any expenses not expressly specified above

TOUR COST

Validity 2 Nights
per pax
Single
Supplement
04/01/2019 – 31/03/2019 USD 5250
01/04/2019 – 30/05/2019 USD 4300
01/06/2019 – 30/06/2019 USD 4914
01/07/2019 – 31/10/2019 USD 5564
01/11/2019 – 15/12/2019 USD 4915

 

Payment Policy

Booking fee: 30% within 7 days after confirmation of the booking
Balance and full payments to be paid 25 days prior to safari starting date.
Booking confirmed within 25 days to the tour starting date should be paid in full.

Ashford Tours is not liable for the progress of any booking incase of non-compliance of the above payment conditions. We recommend that you secure your booking with a deposit of 30% of the tour fees within 7 days of confirmation. The balance of payment is due 25 days prior to the tour starting date. Upon receipt of full payment, Ashford Tours will issue all relevant travel documents.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel a confirmed booking, a cancellation fee will apply. A cancellation is only possible if communicated in written form. If you cancel a trip:
• At any time but over 45 days after your booking has been confirmed Ashford Tours and Travel retains 5% non-refundable deposit as administration costs on all services booked with us. We advise you to sign cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation fees.

  • Any monies paid will be refunded less the cost of cancellation fees levied by hotels or food expenses and administrative costs as indicated here below;
No of days to travel date Percentage forfeited of tour price
Over 45 days 5% Administration cost
25 – 45 days to arrival date 30% of tour price
24-15 days 50% of the tour price
7-14 days 70% of the tour price
Less than 6 days and no show No refunds. We retain 100% of the tour fee

• If you leave a tour for any reason after it has commenced we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services.

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