5 Days Aberdare, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara Safari
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This 5-day adventure safari takes you to Aberdares National Park a high altitude national park set in the central highlands of Kenya and is a part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. It is home to elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white Columbus monkeys, buffaloes, warthogs, and bushbucks among others. Then proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park, located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley bird watchers as the greatest World ornithological spectacle on the Earth because it is one of the locations with the greatest bird spectacle that feeds on the algae thriving in the lake’s warm water. It is famous for the rhino sanctuary (black and white) and home to other wildlife such as buffaloes, giraffes, baboons among others then the Last Stop to the world’s famous reserve – Masai Mara Game Reserve.
🏁 Tour Itinerary: 5 Days Aberdare, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara Safari
Days 1: Nairobi – Aberdare National Park (B, L, D)
Distance: 180 km (3 hrs.). Depart Nairobi at 0830hrs. Cross the Kenyan Highlands, through pineapple and coffee plantations, to your “base hotel” in time for lunch at Aberdare Country Club. Afternoon transfer into The Ark Lodge for bird watching and overnight floodlit game viewing from the lodge viewing decks. Ark Lodge, set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, is a unique tree lodge with a veranda that overlooks a floodlit waterhole and saltlick allowing undisturbed views of wildlife visiting the waterhole. Elephant, rhino, leopard, bushbuck, and occasionally an elusive bongo and giant forest hog have been sighted.
The 60 guest rooms are all en-suite. All cabins have private bathrooms with showers and are comfortably furnished with bedside lamps and carpeted floors to ward off the evening and morning chill. Resembling and named after Noah’s Ark, The Ark Tree Lodge is designed with ‘decks’ from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for game viewing. A ground-level bunker provides excellent photographic opportunities and takes you closer than you would believe possible to the wildlife.
🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight at The Ark lodge.
Day 2: Aberdare National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park (B, L, D)
Today we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley. After lunch, an exciting game run is planned for the afternoon. The game in this park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. The Park is home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The birdlife here is world-renowned and over 400 bird species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets, and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the white Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.
🏚️ Accommodation: Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lion Hills Lodge.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Safari (B, L, D)
After breakfast picks up from your hotel between 7 am- 8:00 am and drive west for Maasai Mara Game Reserve with lunch en-route arriving in time for the evening game drive, upon arrival if time allows you can pass by your Accommodation place and have coffee if time does not allow proceed directly for your evening game drive in Masai Mara game reserve which is Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary. Including Wildebeest Migration and well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. July, August, and September are the months the wildebeest and zebra Migrate from Serengeti to Masai Mara, there is also resident wildlife throughout the year. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
🏚️ Accommodation: Mara Sarova Tented Camp.
Day 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve Full Day (B, L, D)
After breakfast, your guide will pick you from your Lodge / Camp at 7:45 am or early and proceed on a full-day game viewing within the reserve. The landscape here is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills. The reserve is the best park for game in Kenya as it has an extensive road and track network which allows for close-range viewing of the animals. Break for your picnic lunch at the hippo pool, looking out for hippos and crocodiles. After the evening game drive optional visit the Masai Village at an extra fee payable direct. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
🏚️ Accommodation: Mara Sarova Tented Camp.
Day 5: Masai Mara – Drive to Nairobi (B)
Begin today with an early morning game drive followed by a complete English breakfast at your lodge. Depart for Nairobi with a game drive en-route.
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1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY
When you make a booking and pay a deposit, or pay in full (if you are booking within 8 weeks of departure), a contract will exist as soon as we issue you with a confirmation invoice. It is your responsibility to check this confirmation invoice, and to advise us if there are any errors or omissions. The Company will try and arrange for special requests to be met but these cannot be guaranteed. The Company will not be liable if any special request is not met. If you arrange your holiday direct with the Company all correspondence will be forwarded to the lead passenger on the confirmation invoice unless otherwise stipulated. If your booking is made through a travel agent all communications by the Company will be made to that address.
A deposit of US $ 1000 per person, plus insurance premium if applicable, is payable. Upon receipt of this the Company will forward a confirmation invoice. Payment of the balance is due not later than 8 weeks before departure. Please note that your accommodation, flights etc. will be requested once your deposit has been received. Your confirmation invoice will indicate the cost of your requested package and you will be advised of what is still on request and unconfirmed at the time the invoice is issued. If the booking is made within 8 weeks of departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. If the holiday is made through a travel agent, all monies paid by the client to the travel agent, under or in contemplation of a contract with Genesis Of Adventure are held by the travel agent as an agent of Genesis Of Adventure. If payment is not received on the due date the holiday or travel arrangements will be liable to cancellation which will lead to loss of deposit. Tickets and other documents will normally be forwarded 10-14 days before date of departure.
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4. CANCELLATION BY YOU
Any cancellation by the client must be advised in writing to the Company by the lead passenger. Cancellation will only come into effect on the day written advice is received by the Company. Recorded or Special Delivery is strongly recommended. Upon receipt the following charges (excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges paid) will be payable by the client, depending upon the number of days prior* to departure.
Days prior to departure date when written advice of cancellation
Percentage of holiday payable
Up to 56 Days prior
55-44 Days prior - deposit forfeit 30%
43-32 Days prior - deposit forfeit 60%
31-22 Days prior - deposit forfeit 75%
21- 0 Days prior - deposit forfeit 100%
We would strongly recommend that you take out full insurance which will in most cases cover against loss of deposit or cancellation charges.
5. CHANGES MADE TO A CONFIRMED BOOKING
Where changes are possible, an administration fee of US $ 60.00 (plus any communication charges) per alteration is applicable. Alteration of a booking within 8 weeks of departure date may incur additional costs. PLEASE NOTE: Most flight tickets cannot be changed without payment of cancellation charges and/or the cost of a replacement ticket.
6. ALTERATION TO A CONFIRMED BOOKING WHILST ABROAD
We regret that no credit or refund is possible for any unused services provided in the cost of your holiday. If you decide to alter your travel arrangements whilst abroad this is your own responsibility and Genesis Of Adventure or the Company's Agents are not responsible for any extras or difficulties that may arise with onward travel as a result of such alterations. No credit or refund is possible for any lost, mislaid, stolen or destroyed documents which could be the subject of a claim on your own insurance.
7. CANCELLATION OR ALTERATION BY US
We reserve the right to cancel your holiday at any time. In the event of the Company having to alter, amend or cancel the holiday on or before the date when the balance of payment becomes due, you will be offered a choice of an alternative holiday of at least comparable standard if available and if this is not acceptable, a full refund of all monies received by the Company will be due. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel or materially alter a holiday after the balance due date (always providing that the balance has been paid) but more than 14 days before the intended date of departure, compensation ofUS $ 20 per person per affected day will be paid to the client or US $ 40 per person per affected day in the event of cancellation or material alteration within 14 days of the intended departure date. Circumstances amounting to "force majeure" include any event which we or the supplier of the services in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid such as war or threat of war, civil strife, riot, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, sickness, bad weather, the acts of any Government or public authority and all similar events which are beyond our control. It is regretted that under such circumstances there will be no compensation payable
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In addition the Company accepts responsibility if you suffer death or personal injury as a direct result of the holiday arrangements failing to be as described and of a reasonable standard. However the Company will not accept responsibility if there has been no fault on the part of the Company or its suppliers and the loss, death or personal injury suffered is attributable to your own acts or omissions, to the acts or omissions of a third party not involved with providing the services which make up your holiday or to the unusual or unforeseeable circumstances whose consequences could not have been avoided or anticipated. If any client suffers death, illness or injury whilst overseas arising out of activity which does not form part of the inclusive holiday arrangements or excursion arranged through us, we shall, at our discretion offer assistance, provided we are advised of the incident within 90 days of the occurrence. Where legal action is contemplated, our authority must be obtained prior to commencement of proceedings and be subject to your undertaking to assign any costs recovered or any benefits received under an appropriate insurance policy to ourselves. All assistance is provided subject to a maximum total cost to ourselves of US $ 10,000 per booking form. All responsibilities and obligations in respect of carriage by air and sea are limited in the manner provided in the relevant International Conventions.
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10. AIRPORT DELAYS
We use the schedule services of the world's major international airlines. These are rarely subject to lengthy delays. In the unlikely event that this does happen, arrangements for meals, overnight accommodation, etc. should be met by your airline. Conditions of carriage are available on request.
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