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Itinerary

Day 1 | November 15 | Nairobi, Kenya

Overnight flight to Nairobi, Kenya.

Day 2 | November 16 | Nairobi, Kenya

Your tour begins when you arrive in Nairobi for an overnight stay at the Sarova Stanley Hotel, the city’s first luxury hotel. Evening Accommodations at Sarova Stanley Hotel

Day 3 | November 17 | Aberdare National Park, Kenya

Today you set off for the mountainous region of Aberdare National Park. This ecologically diverse area boasts lush valleys and peaks reaching 14,000 feet. Arrive at your hotel situated on the slope of Mweiga Hill overlooking the park. Keep an eye out for the giraffes that welcome you to the lodge. The afternoon is yours to enjoy the amenities of the lodge; perhaps you’ll take a nature walk or enjoy a round of golf! Evening Accommodations at Aberdare Country Club in Aberdare National Park * Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4 | November 18 | Shaba National Reserve, Kenya

You begin our journey at the Shaba, Samburu and Buffalo Springs reserves, home to some of Africa’s most exotic wildlife including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra, two species only found north of the Equator. Arrive at Shaba National Reserve, your home for the next two nights. After lunch, it’s on to Buffalo Springs for a game drive to begin your search for the “Big 5.” Tonight, learn about the culture and traditions of the Samburu – an ethnic group related to the Masai. Evening Accommodations at Sarova Shaba Lodge * Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5 | November 19 | Shaba National Reserve, Kenya

Bring your camera as you continue searching for the elusive “Big 5” on a morning game drive through the rugged Samburu National Reserve. The striking contrast of sand, sky and bush will leave you breathless. After lunch at the lodge, continue on an afternoon game drive in Shaba. Watch for the spectacular local birds; over 350 species are known to inhabit the reserve. Look for the desert rose plant, splashing color against its natural surroundings. Your day comes to a close on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River. Sit back and relax as the sun sets on the horizon, partaking in a traditional Sundowner. Evening Accommodations at Sarova Shaba Lodge * Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 6 | November 20 | Aberdare National Park, Kenya

Return to Aberdare for an unforgettable experience in a treetop lodge. This national park received its name from Lord Aberdare, one of the founding members of the Royal Geographical Society. Your lodge overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of wildlife all night long. Get an up-close look at the wildlife from the four decks that provide an unmatched opportunity for game viewing from the comfort of the lodge. Sit back and let the animals come to you! Evening Accommodations at The Ark * Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 7 | November 21 | Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Drive past the mountains via the spectacular Nyahururu waterfalls, followed by a photo stop at the Equator. Arrive at the floor of the Great Rift Valley and continue your search for the “Big 5” during your time at Lake Nakuru. Evening Accommodations at Sarova Lion Hill * Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 8 | November 22 | Lake Nakuru, Kenya

After your morning game drive, savor a traditional breakfast in the bush. Then, enjoy some time to relax and enjoy the amenities at the lodge. Your exciting afternoon game drive returns to the lodge before sunset. Evening Accommodations at Sarova Lion Hill * Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 9 | November 23 | Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

This morning we travel to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Masai Mara – an extension of the great Serengeti Plain – is considered the most stunning game viewing spot in all of Kenya: Lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants and other wildlife reside here. Your tent provides all the deluxe amenities of a lodge, complete with the adventure of the wild. Visit a Masai village prior to your game drive. Tonight, enjoy a traditional bush dinner featuring a Masai dance performance. Evening Accommodations at Sarova Mara Tented Camp * Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 10 | November 24 | Masai Mara, Kenya

Further enjoy the Masai Mara with both morning and afternoon game drives. Pause along the way to rest and enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to your hotel to catch the sunset. Evening Accommodations at Sarova Mara Tented Camp * Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 11 | November 25 | Nairobi, Kenya

After breakfast, return to Nairobi and travel to Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, and visit the farmhouse of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. Experience the local wildlife firsthand as you have the opportunity to feed the endangered Rothschild giraffes from a raised platform at the Giraffe Sanctuary. Evening Accommodations at The Sarova Stanley * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 12 | November 26 | Amboseli National Park

This morning we depart Nairobi for Amboseli National Park, famous for its open plains where lions and elephants roam. The breathtaking snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro dominates the land- scape. Enjoy an afternoon game drive. Evening Accommodations at Ol Tukai Lodge * Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 13 | November 27 | Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Further explore Amboseli with two game drives – your final chance to see the “Big 5.” Evening Accommodations at Ol Tukai Lodge* Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 14 | November 28 | Home

Return to Nairobi where a day room has been reserved for you to freshen up prior to your departure for home. Breakfast Included

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Pricing Per Person

  • Cash Price: (With $300 Per Person Early Sign Up Discount)
    • Double – $7,685
    • Single – $8,935
  • Credit Card Price: (With $300 Per Person Early Sign Up Discount)
    •  Double – $7,759
    • Single – $9,049

Itinerary, Pricing and Availability are subject to change. Tour Price Includes: Roundtrip Airfare, Roundtrip Airport Transfers, Tour Package and Travel Protection. Deposit Due at Time of Booking. Tours are subject to energy surcharges and other factors beyond our control. This is a Small Group Tour Limited to 24 Travelers and Fills Quickly. This Tour Must be Booked by April 1, 2018.

Departure Date

11/15/2018

Return Date

11/28/2018

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Tour Highlights

  • Nairobi
  • Aberdare National Park
  • Shaba National Reserve
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Sundowner
  • Lake Nakuru
  • Masai Mara
  • Karen Blixen Home
  • Amboseli National Park
  • 11 Game Drives
  • Africa’s “Big 5”
  • Activity Level – Extremely Active
  • 12 Breakfasts * 11 Lunches * 10 Dinners

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