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The price is per person (Double occupancy) and subject to change for custom detail.

DURATION  : 12 days
AREA             :
Kenya
TRIP              : PRIVATE
PLACES TO VISIT: Nairobi, Laikipia, Masai Mara and Chyulu Hills
ACCOMODATION TYPE:
Luxury (FULL BOARD)
TRANSPORT TYPE: Private car/Flight               
ASSISTANCE: Guide / Local Guide
AVAILABILITY: ALL YEAR

LUXURY KENYA EXPEDITION TOURS PACKAGES

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL TIME TO NAIROBI

Arrival at Naerobi International Airport. You will be welcomed by HT Agency Tours Staff. Once you have cleared customs formalities, our Guide will smooth through the rest of the arrivals process. You will be transferred directly to your hotel for dinner.

Night at Ole Sereni Lodge

DAY 2: NAEROBI - LAIKIPIA

Settle in for a flight from Nairobi with direct service to Laikipia. The approximate flight time is 55 minutes. Please note that strict baggage restrictions apply to this flight: A maximum allowable weight of 32 lbs “15kg” is permitted per person; Luggage must be soft shell; Additional baggage allowance can be arranged at an additional cost, please ask your destination expert for more information. A representative from your lodge will pick you up and transfer you between the lodge and the airstrip. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in and around the Laikipia region. With more endangered mammals within its borders than any other region in East Africa, it is a precious land of black rhinos, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostriches, beisa oryx, gerenuks and reticulated giraffes. While every outing is unique, you are almost certain to spot an incredible diversity of wildlife in this nature lover’s paradise, so be sure to have your camera ready! Throughout the safari, your expert guide will help you track elusive species and provide you with insights gained during your life in the Kenyan bush.

Night at LOISABA TENTED CAMP

DAY 3: LAIKIPIA

Loisaba is huge: more than ten entire nations of the world. One could spend months exploring this land and never encounter the same sight twice. In all likelihood, you won’t meet anyone else as you explore the region’s extraordinary natural wonders – spectacular mammals, a kaleidoscopic variety of birds, both endemic and migratory. In other words, Loisaba is ideal for intrepid adventurers. Enjoy complete freedom and choose how you spend your time; trekking through the bush on camel back, downhill mountain biking on the escarpment, rafting, horseback riding or driving through the wild canyons of the two great rivers that span the vast property.

Night at LOISABA TENTED CAMP

DAY 4: LAIKIPIA

Explore the wildlife of Loisaba on an action-packed safari. Whether you set off early in the morning or late in the afternoon, an informative guide will take you in an open vehicle through the plains, through the bush, or along the river banks observing the wide variety of game, d birds, plants and trees. Loisaba is a true Big 5 destination with access to the Mugie Rhino Sanctuary, where sightings of leopards, lions, and wild dogs are quite common. Fishing can also be organized in the river and dams all year round. Equipment, both modern and traditional, can be provided as well as drinks and a picnic. A great way to see the incredible diversity of Loisaba is on foot. You will be accompanied by traditional Samburu guides whose knowledge of the local flora, fauna, culture and history is unmatched. For a unique cultural experience, spend an afternoon in the traditional Masai village. Get the opportunity to see how the Maasai live, watch them dance, and see some of their beautiful beadwork, a deep immersion in the authenticity of Africa.

Night at LOISABA TENTED CAMP

DAY 5: LAIKIPIA – MASAI MARA

A representative from your lodge will pick you up and transfer you between the lodge and the airstrip. Enjoy a short flight from Laikipia with service to the Masai Mara, Kenya. The approximate duration of the flight is 45 minutes. Please note that strict baggage restrictions apply to this flight: A maximum allowable weight of 32 lbs “15 kg” is permitted per person; Luggage must be soft shell; Additional baggage allowance can be arranged at an additional cost, please ask your destination expert for more information. A representative from your lodge will pick you up and transfer you between your accommodation and the nearby airstrip. This afternoon, go on an exciting safari with your guide, keeping your eyes peeled for the giraffes. Giraffes generally inhabit savannas, meadows and woods. They prefer areas with lots of acacia trees, an important food source, and can graze at heights that most other herbivores cannot reach. While adults are almost invulnerable to predation, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, and wild dogs’ prey on baby calves. Giraffes typically congregate to eat or socialize for a few hours, then roam to graze separately. Males establish social hierarchies through “neckings”, which are fights where the neck is used as a weapon. On the basis of these displays, the dominant males obtain mating rights with the females, who then assume sole responsibility for raising their young.

Night at MARA SERENA LODGE

DAY 6: MASAI MARA

An early morning departure to meet other people for your sunrise hot air balloon flight. Soar into the sky and watch the sun rise over the plains. The balloon will float for a wide view of the park, then descend almost to the treetops so you can see the animals up close, sometimes falling a few inches above the animals and the ground. This ability to climb and descend leisurely allows you to get up close and personal with the animals, providing some of the most incredible views of the game and the park. Then, enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast in the middle of the game park, accompanied by champagne. It is one of our most popular activities. Today you will go on an early morning game drive with your expert guide. The Masai Mara is home to a wide variety of animals. The Park is home to the Big Five (Lion, Rhinoceros, Elephant, Ox and Leopard) and many other species, including Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, impalas, Topics, hartebeests, zebras and Maasai giraffes. It is also home to over 450 species of birds; among them are vultures, marabout storks, secretarial birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, crested eagles and African pygmy falcons. In between game drives, there are plenty of activities to make sure your free time is filled with engaging or relaxing activities. Host a boma-style dinner and dine by the fireside, chat with other guests in the common areas and share your adventures, relax in the grounds of the property and watch the wildlife go by before your eyes, have a refreshment and relax with a good book and sip cocktails as the sun sets to welcome the starry sky; the choice is yours! Alternatively, a range of optional (for a fee) activities are also available, including hot air balloon safaris and interactive school tours.

Night at MARA SERENA LODGE

DAY 7: MASAI MARA

This day is dedicated on a rewarding safari, this is the moment to check if you can spot the elusive leopard. The smallest of the four ‘big cats’, the leopard was once found in East and South Asia and Africa, from Siberia to South Africa, but its range has declined considerably due to the hunting and hunting. hunt. loss of habitat. It is found today mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Compared to other members of the feline family, the leopard has relatively short legs and a long body with a large skull. It looks like the jaguar in appearance, but it is smaller and lighter. The species’ success in the wild is in part due to its opportunistic hunting behavior, its adaptability to a variety of habitats, its ability to run at speeds approaching 36 miles per hour, its unmatched ability to climb trees; even when carrying a heavy carcass, and its famous stealth ability. Always elusive, these animals are one of the Masai Mara’s most prized sightings. Your expert guide will meet you at your lodge for an afternoon game viewing in and around the Masai Mara, with a focus today on the lions. Usually found in the savannah and grasslands, lions live on average between 10 and 14 years and are exceptionally sociable compared to other felines. A pride of lions consists of related females, their offspring, and a small number of adult males. Groups of female lions usually hunt together, while the very distinctive male lion is easily recognized by its mane and large face; one of the most recognized animal symbols in human culture. 

Night at MARA SERENA LODGE

DAY 8: MASAI MARA – CHYULU HILLS

A representative from your lodge will pick you up and transfer you between your accommodation and the nearby airstrip. Board a flight to Masai Mara with service to Chyulu airstrip via Nairobi. Please note that strict baggage restrictions apply to this flight: A maximum allowable weight of 32 lbs “15 kg” is permitted per person. Luggage must be soft shell. Additional baggage allowance can be arranged at an additional cost, please ask your destination expert for more information. A guide from your lodge will pick you up and transfer you between your accommodation and the nearby airstrip. Weather permitting, this expert guide will take you on a safari before dropping you off. Imagine a seemingly endless expanse of picturesque Africa, a place where the “Big 5” can be found free and wild, with no minibus tourists or a set schedule. Imagine traveling through the archetypal savannahs of East Africa in an unlimited open 4×4 play vehicle, feeling the rhythm of Africa beneath your feet as you walk with expert trackers, or go horseback riding with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Imagine exploring this paradise, then returning home to one of East Africa’s most luxurious little lodges where a hot tub, indoor or outdoor shower, or private pool awaits – all with an inspiring view; on the plains filled with wild animals, delicious food and the kindness and attention of the hosts. This is Ol Donyo Lodge, where days in the Chyulu Hills are characterized by world-class hunting viewing, exceptional hospitality and the beautiful Kenyan landscape.

Night at OL DONYO LODGE

DAY 9: CHYULU HILLS

Large populations of wildlife find their habitat in and around the area surrounding Ol Donyo Lodge. While the “Big 5” are here – rhino, elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo – most of this group is pretty elusive. That being said, cheetahs, elephants, fringe-eared oryxes, gerenuks, and giraffes are commonly spotted. The variety of birds and plant species, combined with the wildlife, creates an incredible experience. The true exclusivity of Ol Donyo Lodge is evident when exploring the land. The whole area is reserved exclusively for Ol Donyo Lodge guests – no other tourists, no mini-bus fleets – it’s private, pure, and wild. While it may be tempting to lounge in the pretty rooms and bask in the sun by the pool, the various activities at Ol Donyo Lodge are equally alluring. There is arguably no other lodge in Africa with this wide array of options for the avid safari. Day and night safaris are offered in open 4×4 vehicles. Early evening walks are especially appealing for those who wish to spot the more elusive nocturnal species. As Ol Donyo is not located in a game reserve, vehicles can go off the road and follow wildlife from a respectful distance over any terrain possible. The Masai at Mbirikani Group Ranch are a part of the region as naturally as the wildlife. After years as partners in the field, Richard and Tara Bonham have a very unique “second home” with the Maasai. Guests can visit the Maasai villages of the ranch, without any sense of voyeurism. It is an authentic experience, which gives guests an insight into Maasai culture and traditions, and for most guests it is a very enriching experience. Please note that the Masai charge guests for taking photos.

Night at OL DONYO LODGE

DAY 10: CHYULU HILLS

The Chyulu Hills and its diverse ecosystem are ideal for horseback safaris. From misty forests to open plains to dense forests, a horse crosses the landscape gracefully. The team of 20 horses – of different sizes – takes you safely through the ranch with excellent prowess. Many people who have had excellent horseback safaris elsewhere in Africa have said, “This is Africa’s best riding country. The staff take pride in the training and care of the horses and organize game drives for all skill levels. For lodge guests, horseback safaris are a full or half-day activity. Imagine being at eye level with one of Ol Donyo Wuas’ huge tusked elephants, or staring at a giraffe’s gnarled knees, while sitting peacefully and absorbing the privacy of this precious moment; it is a privilege that few will have the opportunity to experience. This is Ol Donyo Wuas’ “padding” skin, a mass of large logs stacked about five feet high and three feet thick, where guests can safely view wildlife from a distance. exceptionally close to the lodge’s water point. After a viewing tour, guests learn about wildlife – elephants in particular – as they can observe interactions and movements up close. It’s almost like being part of the herd briefly. The ‘traffic jam’ lookout, located a short walk from the main lodge, can be a short mid-day activity or a half-day experience.

Night at OL DONYO LODGE

DAY 11: CHYULU HILLS – NAIROBI

Today, you board a flight in the Chyulu Hills with service to Nairobi. The approximate journey time is 1 hour and 20 minutes. Please note that strict baggage restrictions apply to this flight: A maximum allowable weight of 32 lbs “15 kg” is permitted per person. Luggage must be soft shell. Additional baggage allowance can be arranged at an additional cost, please ask your destination expert for more information. A local guide and private vehicle will accompany you as you explore Nairobi. 

Night AT OLE SERENI 254 HOTEL

DAY 12: DEPARTURE

This last day is dedicated to transfer you from the hotel to the Naerobi JKIA international airport.

END OF THE TOURS

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TRIP INFORMATIONS
SAFETY (Covid19)
  • English speaking guide and driver Trip can be offered in French, Spanish Italian and Chinese
  • Accommodation according to the programs
  • Meals on full board and soft drinks
  • Morning and Evening game drives
  • Entrance fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water every day
  • Airport Transfers
  • AMREF rescue insurance
  • Horseback ridding
  • All domestic flight tickets

International flight tickets

Tips

Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees )

  • Your guide will manage all programs’ timing
  • During the trip, the following dietary requirement(s) are served: Regular (typically includes meat, fish, milk, sea food, …). If you have special dietary requirements, it’s a good idea to communicate it to us
  • Please note that the feasibility of the tour will depend on the availability of the proposed accommodations
  • We do not take responsibility for any airline schedule changes that may occur after quoting or booking. We will do everything we can to alleviate any disruption of your itinerary or holiday but cannot be held responsible for any loss of funds, bookings, missed connections or other prebooked/paid services.

Get up close to the elephants in Chyulu Hills

Look for wildlife at Loisaba Conservancy on game drives

Discover the wildlife of the Masai Mara with an expert tracking guide

Includes private transfers and domestic flights

Luxury accommodation at Bed and Breakfast

 

  • Climate

Kenya is located on the equator and has a pleasant tropical climate, but there are large regional climatic variations influenced by several factors, including altitude. Daytime temperatures in Kenya average between 20 ° C / 68 ° F and 28 ° C / 82 ° F, but it is warmer on the coast.

  • Altutude
    • Naerobi : 1680m
    • Laikipia: 1500m to 2600m
    • Naerobi national park: 1533m to 1760
    • Masai mara : 1500m to 2180m
    • Chyulu hills: 2174m
  • Equipment

HT Agency Tours offers torches for nocturnal wildlife walks, a water bottle. Please bring camera film (and spare batteries), binoculars and a beach towel and swimwear. Lightweight walking bootshoes and trainers is recommended. Clothing should be lightweight, but a warm sweater or jacket is advisable as nights at altitude and under desert conditions can be very cold, even in summer and especially in July to September. Rainwear is highly recommended on all tours for the occasional shower. Warmer layers will be required during the winter months. 

  • Visa and Passport

Kenya: visa can be obtained simply by using the online application form. The cost of the Kenya visa is 50USD per person. The visa is sent by email as soon as it is approved. Kenyan government reopens borders to tourists and business travelers.

  • Insurance

It is a condition of booking with HT Agency Tours that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude, please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip.

  • Vaccinations

Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Kenya. The National Travel Health Network and Centre and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Kenya: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, rabies, meningitis, polio and tetanus. Yellow fever vaccination is a mandatory

  • Food

Kenyan breakfasts tend to be a fairly sparse meal compared to Western meals. Generally, most Kenyans start their day with Chai (Swahili word for tea), which is usually very milky and sweet. The chai is accompanied by a piece of bread (mkate in Swahili) and perhaps a piece of fruit. Ugali is undoubtedly the national food in Kenya. It looks like polenta (raw Italian cornmeal) and is on every Kenyan menu.

For safe operation

  • Given the fluid nature of local COVID-19 protocols, our itineraries are regularly reviewed and will be modified based on local requirements to ensure a safe experience. If a major change is necessary, we will let you know before departure.
  • Our guide will use their judgment during the trip to modify the itinerary if physical distancing cannot be achieved
  • Our guide will receive in-depth training on COVID-19 protocols and how to conduct our journeys in the “new normal”.
  • Our guide will brief you upon arrival on the use of face masks and physical distancing during the trip, based on local government guidelines.
  • Only restaurants with strict protocols that comply with local food hygiene and physical distancing requirements will be used. We will encourage outdoor dining areas where possible.
  • All of our staff and third party suppliers will be continually informed of new health and safety protocols.

Transportation Protocols

  • Our drivers will follow local protocols on the use of face masks and physical distancing required.
  • Our drivers will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer and tissues in the vehicle and encourage customers to wash their hands when getting into the vehicle.
  • All vehicles will be disinfected (seats, door handles, etc.) regularly throughout the day.

Protocols for Hotels

  • We will only offer hotels that have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with local government guidelines.
  • We will ensure that these measures include; improved room cleaning, ventilation, physical distancing, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in public areas, food safety, staff retraining and minimization of contact within properties

If You Get Sick

  • All of our leaders are trained to help any guest who becomes ill while traveling.
  • We also have an “action plan” in case of suspected COVID-19 cases within the group and are ready to seek medical support at any time.
  • Our guides are supported by our 24/7 based operations team and local partners across the country

Our recommendations

  • We recommend you to bring your own face masks (at least 2 reusable) and an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • We recommend you to check with the airline for their individual COVID-19 requirements prior to departure.
  • We recommend you to check your own government travel advice and meet entry requirements including, but not limited to, COVID-19 testing, pre-arrival health questionnaires, and tracking and traceability in the country, etc