With fresh breezes to greet you every morning, all the sounds of nature just outside your windows and ambiance of your amazing accommodation to comfort you, The Hemingway Express Safari is the perfect 6-day getaway. On this Kenyan Safari, visit places such as the Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru, it promises to be a good introduction to first-time safari seekers.
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- Pickup Location
- Jomo Kenyatta Airport
- Physical rating
Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by our representative who will greet you and assist with the transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton
- No Meals
You will be picked up and start your journey through the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve. Embark on a game viewing drive enroute to the lodge and arrive in time for lunch.
The Maasai Mara is arguably Kenya’s most popular game reserve. It is most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film “Out of Africa” was made to a great extend in this sanctuary. There is a profusion of all types of wildlife including the big five. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeests, zebras, and the gazelles from the Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara river to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The game reserve abounds with birdlife since close to about four hundred and fifty two odd species have been recorded. Over 700 square miles of lush, sun-drenched plains encircle Keekorok Lodge, the first property in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in southwest Kenya. The lodge was opened in 1962 and is ideally situated in the direct path of the spectacular animal migration that occurs every year from July to October. Guests can experience unparalleled safari adventures, and morning and evening game drives are a must for anyone visiting the reserve.
As your plane lands at the Keekorok airstrip, you will find yourself in the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. You will be picked up in your own 4x4 Land Cruiser at the airstrip and, after passing a family of elephants or a herd of zebras on the short drive to the lodge, Keekorok Lodge will welcome you with open arms.
Overnight: Keekorok Lodge
Enjoy your second day at the Maasai Mara indulging in its wonders, from the grasslands to the rivers.
Overnight: Keekorok Lodge
Optional Tour (Not included in the cost)
This can been undertaken during your second or third day in Masai Mara. Kindly find here below a brief itinerary: Pick up from your lodge at 05. 30 Hrs and your will be transferred to the launching grounds. Embark on a 1-hour ride over the Masai Mara National Park to enjoy magnificent birds’ eye view of the wild game in this reserve. The mighty Mara remains one of Kenya's best loved reserves habouring miles of wide savannah, rolling hills and riverine forest with huge grazing herds, bountiful birdlife and one of Africa's largest population of lions.
After an hour of awe-inspiring views, you will land to the welcome of a sumptious champagne breakfast in the wild. Thereafter, you will be transferred to your camp, game drive enroute. End of Balloon Safari
Price: US$. 490.00 per person
Continue with your journey this morning as you drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, a shallow alkaline lake that is world-renowned for its huge concentration of flamingos; at times, hundreds of thousands of these birds give the lake a pink shimmering glow. The park boasts a huge variety of animals, including leopard which is often found snoozing on the branches of the magnificent yellow-barked acacias, lion, buffalo, hippo, waterbuck, warthog, baboon, the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe only found in this park in Kenya, white rhino and the rare black rhino which is protected and guarded here.
Overnight: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
After breakfast, bid farewell to Lake Nakuru National Park and depart to Aberdare National Park. Picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland characterise the Aberdare National Park. The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker. Visitors can indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson's Francolin, Sparrow hawks, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.
Overnight: The Ark
After breakfast at the Ark, bid farewell to the Aberdare as you set on your journey back to Nairobi. You will arrive in Kenya's bustling capital city Nairobi in the early afternoon where you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your departure flight back home.
Say good bye to the wonderful country and promise to join us on another expedition
5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
- Transportation in a chauffeur driven minivan or 4 x 4 land cruiser with a pop up roof for game viewing & photography.
- Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
- Services of an English speaking driver-guide
- All game viewing drives
- All parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
- All Government taxes and levies.
- Complimentary 500 ml mineral water per person per game drive in the safari vehicle.
- All meet and greet services.
- All arrival and departure transfers.
- 24 hours stand-by contact number.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.
- On safari accessories in each vehicle: First-aid kit, wildlife books, a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher.
- All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
- Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s). Budget approx. $ 5.00 – $ 10.00 per person per day for lodge and hotel staff, $ 2.00 per bag for porters and $ 30.00 per day for driver- guides).
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- International flight and departure taxes.
- Laundry services.
- Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.
- Visa fees
May to Sep:
Oct to April:
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Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)
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