04 Days Flying Safari – Ngare Serian

Information

4 Days / 3 Nights

Reference No: 04 Days Flying Safari – Ngare Serian

Pricing

High season
01 Jul – 30 Sep /15 Dec – 05 Jan
USD. 6800 per person

Green season
06 Jan – 30 Jun/ 01 Oct – 14 Dec
USD. 5590 per person

Included

03 Nights accommodation on Full board basis at Ngare Serian

Walking, sundowners, picnic and bush meals

Return Airstrip transfer

Photographer in residence (Seasonal)

Exclusive use of 4WD vehicle, private guide and spotter and unlimited game drives

A night in the Nest (Our Treehouses – Subject to availability)

AMREF flying doctor evacuation cover

All conservancy fees (per 24 hrs)

Excluded

Late departure fees and extra lunch on departure day

Balloon Safari at USD. 530 per person

Drinks consumed at the camp and any extra meals not mentioned

Expenses of personal nature e.g laundry

Any extra incurred at the camp

Tips and porterage

Any extra not in the inclusions

Any deviation in the itinerary

Personal Travel insurance

Journey Details

DAY 1-4 Mara North Conservancy

Situated in southwest Kenya, the Mara North Conservancy is a beautiful private wilderness area spanning more than 30 000 hectares. It is home to a spectacular array of plants, reptiles, birds and mammals; including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and large concentrations of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other migratory wildlife. Leopard Gorge, in the heart of the conservancy, is famous as the setting of countless BBC Big Cat Diaries and National Geographic documentaries. Neighbouring the well-known Maasai Mara National Reserve, this conservancy is vital for sustaining the famous Serengeti wildebeest migrations as well as the endangered African wild dog and black rhino.

Where you will stay: Ngare Serian

‘Ngare’ translates to ‘by the river’ in the Masai language, and the idea behind this snug little camp was to transport the serenity of the original Serian camp to the water’s edge. Hugging the banks of the Mara, Ngare Serian is cosy and intimate. It can only be reached on foot, over a narrow rope bridge – and in a way the crossover is symbolic: a call to step out of touch and out of time, and give yourself over to the natural charm of the place. There’s something special about being on the water’s edge – the water slipping and sloshing over the stones sets a soothing soundtrack, but at the same time its energy and movement lends lightness and life – green shoots, verdant growth and glossy rocks that metamorphose into hippos.

Ngare Serian consists of only 4 tents, and this intimacy makes it perfect for hosting a family holiday, or gathering a group of friends. The tents are dotted along the riverbank, decked out in style with Zanzibar four-poster beds and open bathrooms overlooking pods of hippo. Take a leaf out the hippos’ book: lounge languidly, soaking up the sights and sounds of the bush from the bathtub built into your veranda decking.

Your Stay

3 Nights

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Your Rooms

1x Marquee Tents

DAY 1

Fly  to the Mara North Conservancy

0700 – Wake Up!
0830 – The guest will organize their transfer to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport for your AM flight to Mara North Airstrip; the flight takes approximately one hour.  On arrival, you will be  transferred  to Ngare Serian approximately 1 hour drive with game drive en route.
1300 – Check into Ngare Serian in time for lunch.  Settle into the camp.
1500 – Have an afternoon to sunset game drive. Expect to see the Big Five
1800 – Transfer back to the camp for Dinner and Overnight.
Optional Activities : – Sundowner or  a bush dinner 

DAY 2

Game drives in Mara North Conservancy

0500  – Wake Up call!
0600 – Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Mara North Conservancy and return to the camp for breakfast.
1100 – Spend mid-morning at leisure
1300 –  Enjoy your scrumptious lunch at the camp
1500 –  Have a guided afternoon to sunset game drive Or
Optional Activities : – Guided Short walks
1500 – Enjoy a nice hike within the conservancy, the pace is set by you, and is punctuated by plenty of stops along the way to discover, learn and marvel at the infinite fascinations you will chance upon. And at the day’s end, creature comforts await: cosy beds, warm bucket showers, and a hearty meal around the campfire as you gaze up at the stars.
Optional Activities : – Use of the Nest treehouse
1800 – Enjoy ‘The Nest’, perched out on a limb in a lone Warburgia tree overlooking the Mara River. A mere meander away from Serian, it’s the perfect picnic spot after a trek through the bushes, and doubles as a romantic overnight tryst for two: think soup under the stars to the sounds of harrumphing hippo…

DAY 3

Game drives in Mara North Conservancy

0500  – Wake Up call!
0600 – We make an excellent picnic breakfast and lunch, tasty enough to justify eating out anyway – but early-morning starts tend to catch the daily activity that takes place before the sun climbs high and renders the animals lethargic. After a few hours of exploring to work up your appetite, your guide will pick a scenic spot under a tree and lay out a feast for you that will alter your concept of al fresco dining forever.
1100 – Spend mid-morning at leisure
1300 –  Enjoy your scrumptious lunch at the camp
1500 – Afternoon to sunset game drive . Expect to see the Big Five.
1800 – Dinner and Overnight at the camp

***An all-day drive can also be well worth a try: it unfolds the possibility of roaming further afield, and covering some of the diverse landscapes around and about. You can stay out from dawn til dusk, or simply see where the day takes you and come home when you’re ready – the choice is always yours.

DAY 4

Departure – End of safari

0500 Wake Up call!
0600 – Enjoy a scrumptious last breakfast before leaving for Nairobi
0700 – After your check out, you will be transfered to Mara North Airstrip for your AM flight back to Nairobi with a game drive en route.   Lunch and dinner on own arrangement.

End of Safari

Trip Summary

START DATE
ACCOMMODATION
DESTINATION
BASIS
NIGHTS
Day 1 Ngare Serian Mara North Conservancy FB 3 Nights
Key

FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Transport Summary

Flights

DATE
FLIGHT
DEPARTURE
ARRIVAL
Day 1 Scheduled Flight Wilson Airport [WIL] Mara North Airstrip
Day 4 Scheduled Flight Mara North Airstrip Wilson Airport [WIL]

Transfers

DATE
TYPE
PICK UP
DROP OFF
Day 1 Transfer Mara North Airstrip Ngare Serian
Day 4 Transfer Ngare Serian Mara North Airstrip

1.Booking
In order to make your booking, please make sure that you have the correct names, nationalities and date of birth of all travellers as per their passports. Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will hold an option of 7 days from the time we have confirmed a tour before the cancellation rules apply. If our service or a tour is booked less than 7 days prior to the date when the service is rendered or the tour commences, cancellation rules will apply immediately. If you need more time please let us know. If a hotel is fully booked Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will try to offer you an alternative property of a similar standard and location. .
A booking is binding for both the customer and travel agency once the deposit has been paid.

 

2.Conditions of payment
The following rules apply unless other conditions are stipulated in the tour itinerary or practical information relating to the specific tour on our website.
At the time of booking, a deposit on 30% of the total tour price per person, though no less than USD 1,000 must be paid. The remaining payment must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to departure. If the deadline for the remaining payment is exceeded, Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will be unable to confirm the booking for the client. Please note that some tours have different conditions of payment which may entail stricter conditions for cancellation, e.g. tours utilising luxury trains, flights and certain safari camps and lodges and Group Tours.

 

3.Cancellation
The following rules apply unless other conditions are stipulated in the tour itinerary or the practical information relating to the specific tour on our website.

Cancellation by the customer
If the customer cancels a tour up to 61 days prior to departure the deposit will be lost. If cancellation is made within 60-31 days prior to departure, a penalty fee of 65% of the total price of the tour will be levied. For any cancellation made within 30-16 days before departure, a penalty fee of 85% will apply. In the case of cancellations made less than 16 days before the start of the tour we are unable to offer any reimbursement. No refunds will be given by Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. for no-shows.
The payment of bank fees for credit card payments and/or bank transfers are the responsibility of the customer and are strictly non- refundable.
The trip may be cancelled with no penalty charge should war, a life-threatening epidemic, or any other natural catastrophe or similar event occur within 14 days prior to departure. This will however be on the condition that your government advises against travelling to the specific area, and that the situation in question has arisen after the booking of the tour was made.
Cancellations must be made in writing and delivered either by hand, post, fax or electronic mail.
In the case of death or serious illness, special cancellation terms can be negotiated if Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. is presented with an officially-approved death/sickness certificate.

Cancellation by the travel agency
In the unlikely event that Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. has to cancel a tour or a service for any reason, we will try to offer the choice of an alternative arrangement; otherwise you will receive a full refund. We will do our utmost to inform you about any cancellations at the earliest possible convenience and at the latest 14 days before the commencement of the tour.
The tour may also be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control and which neither our partners nor we could have foreseen (force majeure). In such cases customers will be refunded the price of the trip but will not be able to claim any extra expenses. Should one of the aforementioned emergency situations arise Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will always try to offer an acceptable alternative to the customer.

 

4. Travel documents
If travel documents other than an invoice are required, these will be emailed or posted to the booking party upon receipt of the full payment.
Additional travel documents could include detailed flight schedules (if included in the purchase), vouchers and an itinerary that includes pre-booked services for your destination. If you are participating in a tour with a guide or in an event described in the programme, you will not normally be given a voucher beforehand.

 

5. Passports and visas
Unless otherwise specified, obtaining a passport and visa for entry to the country/countries in which the tour takes place is the responsibility of the traveller.
The traveller must ensure that he/she has a valid passport and visa and has given the travel agency the correct information regarding his /her name and nationality, etc. We draw your attention to the fact that the processing of visas may take several weeks. The travel agency cannot be held responsible for travellers who for whatever reason may be denied entry at a border. Some countries require the traveller to be in possession of a suitable amount of currency, as well as a valid return ticket.

Please be aware that rules and regulations may change between the time of booking and the time of departure.

Also, please note that there may be visa requirements when in transit. Your passport must normally be valid for a period of at least six months after returning from your destination.

We are always happy to supply you with any relevant travel documents that may be needed to apply for a visa if you need one. Each country has different requirements that need to be met so please contact your local embassy or go to the following website to find out exactly what visa requirements and processes are applicable: www.projectvisa.com

 

6. Changes in prices
In accordance with legislation, tour operators may raise the agreed-upon price as a result of increased transportation costs (including increased fuel prices), altered taxes, tariffs and fees, as well as fluctuating exchange rates. Unfortunately, many sudden price increases occur as a result of fuel surcharges, and increased taxes and tariffs. Price increases will take place according to the following principles: All prices are based on costs at the time of publication. Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. reserves the right to change the prices at any time before your booking is made. Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will confirm price changes, if any, together with the confirmation of your booking. Some service prices, such as (but not limited to) park fees, government levies and airport taxes are not in the control of Designer Tours and Travel Ltd.. In the event of these prices being changed at any date Designer Tours and Travel Ltd. will charge the supplement to the client at cost.

 

7. Credit and Debit Card Payments
All Credit and Debit Card payments will be charged a 3.5% Surcharge which is the card processing fee charged by the card processing company.

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