3 Day Flying Safari – Surana Buffalo

Information

3 Days / 2 Nights

Reference No: 3 Day Flying Safari – Surana Buffalo

Group Size Minimum 2 Pax

Pricing

Peak season
15 Jul – 30 Sep
USD. 2425 per person

High season
21 Dec – 02 Jan/29 Mar – 01 Apr
USD. 2255 per person

Shoulder season
03 Jan – 28 Mar/16 Jun – 14 Jul 25/01 Oct – 20 Dec
USD.  2075 per person

Low season
02 Apr – 14 Jun
USD. 1910 per person

Included

02 Nights accommodation on Full board basis at Surana Buffalo

Drinks like soft drinks, local beers, non-premium wines and spirits

Shared daily Game Drives in Private 4×4 Land Cruiser

Return flight to/from Buffalo Springs Airstrip

Return airstrip transfers

AMREF flying doctor emergency evacuation cover

Conservancy fee

Service of an English-service KPSGA guide

Excluded

Cultural Visit US$ 35 per person

Late departure fees and extra lunch on departure day

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 1-3 Buffalo Springs National Reserve

Situated in northern Kenya, Buffalo Springs National Reserve is a protected area in the Isiolo County. Buffalo Springs, along with Samburu and Shaba make up a trio of adjoining reserves. Buffalo Springs National Reserve features wildlife viewing, and is renowned for its magnificent leopard sightings. This is a remote, hot and arid landscape boasting rugged hills and undulating plains. Forming the boundary with Samburu National Park, the Ewaso Ngiro River runs through the terrain flanked by riverine forests. Visitors can look forward to spotting reticulated giraffe, the long necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra.

Where you will stay: Surana Buffalo Springs

Surana Buffalo Springs is situated within Buffalo Springs National Reserve, overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River and Isiolo River confluence. The guest rooms are equipped with modern conveniences such as mosquito nets, ceiling fans and in-room safes. During their stay, guests can enjoy delicious meals and refreshing drinks at the on-site restaurant and bar. Other facilities include a swimming pool and spa services. The surrounding area offers activities such as walking safaris and game drives.

Your Stay

2 Nights

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Your Rooms

1x Standard room

DAY 1

Day Notes

Fly to the Loisaba Conservancy

0700 – Wake Up!
0830 – The guest will organize their transfer to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport for your AM flight to Loisaba Airstrip; the flight takes approximately 1 hour.  On arrival, you will be  transferred  to Loisaba Tented Camp approximately 15 minutes drive on a land cruiser.
1300 – Check into Loisaba Tented Camp in time for lunch.  Settle into the camp.
1500 – Have an afternoon to sunset game drive.
Optional Activities : – Camel or horse riding within the conservancy at an extra cost (minimum 2 pax)
Experience the unique exhilaration of riding on the plains with a herd of zebra, walking gently through a graceful forest of giraffe or past a herd of elephant. On horseback it is possible to get unusually close to wildlife and our stable of horses have all been reared from birth in the bush so are quite accustomed to its presence. We do, however, require a reasonable degree of riding skill.
1800 – Transfer back to the camp for Dinner and Overnight.
Optional Activities : – Sundowner at an extra cost at an extra cost (minimum 2 pax)
“Sundowners” are a safari tradition – after a day of safari; stop, watch the spectacular sunset; traditionally with a gin and tonic in hand!

DAY 2

Day Notes

Game drives in Loisaba Conservancy

0500  – Wake Up call!
0600 – Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Loisaba Conservancy and return to the camp for breakfast.
Optional Activities : – Bush breakfast at an extra cost (minimum 2 pax)
Bush breakfasts are a chance to enjoy a full breakfast, al fresco, in the middle of the plains, surrounded by wildlife.
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 Walking safari & a village visit at an extra cost (minimum 2pax)
A great way to view the stunning diversity of Loisaba is on foot. You will be accompanied by traditional Samburu guides whose knowledge of local flora, fauna, cultural and history is unmatched. For a unique cultural experience, spend an afternoon down at the traditional Samburu village – a great experience see how the Samburu live, watch them dance and view some of their beadwork.
1800 – Dinner and Overnight at the camp

DAY 3

Day Notes

Departure – End of safari
0500 Wake Up call!
0530 – Enjoy a scrumptious last breakfast before leaving for Nairobi
0600 – After your check out, you will be transfered to Loisaba 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 Surana Buffalo Springs Buffalo Springs National Reserve FB 2 Nights
Key

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

Transport Summary

Flights

DATE
FLIGHT
DEPARTURE
ARRIVAL
Day 1 Scheduled Flight Wilson Airport [WIL] Buffalo Springs Airstrip
Day 3 Scheduled Flight Buffalo Springs Airstrip Wilson Airport [WIL]

Transfers

DATE
TYPE
PICK UP
DROP OFF
Day 1 Transfer Buffalo Springs Airstrip Surana Buffalo Springs
Day 3 Transfer Surana Buffalo Springs Buffalo Springs 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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