3 Days Driving Safari – Tawi Lodge

Information

3 Days / 2 Nights

Reference No: 03D02NDS – 03 Days Driving Safari

 

Pricing

Mid season
01 Jan – 31 Mar/01 -30 June/01 – 20 Dec
2 PAX – USD. 2065 per person
3 PAX – USD. 1845 per person
4 PAX – USD. 1735 per person
5 PAX – USD. 1670 per person
6 PAX – USD. 1625 per person
*** 01 Mar – 31 Mar, 01 -30 Jun and 01 – 20 Dec will attract a surcharge on the Park Entrance Fee

Low season
01 Apr – 31 May / 01 – 30 Nov
2 PAX – USD. 1755 per person
3 PAX – USD. 1535 per person
4 PAX – USD. 1425 per person
5 PAX – USD. 1360 per person
6 PAX – USD. 1315 per person
*** 01 Nov – 30 Nov will attract a surcharge on the Park Entrance Fee

High season
01 Jul – 30 Sep/01 – 31 Oct/21 Dec – 05 Jan
2 PAX – USD. 2425 per person
3 PAX – USD. 2200 per person
4 PAX – USD. 2100 per person
5 PAX – USD. 2030 per person
6 PAX – USD. 1985 per person

Included

2 Nights of accommodation on a full board basis at Tawi Lodge

Transport in a 4×4 cruiser – exclusive use

Daily Game Drives in Private 4×4 Land Cruiser

Drinking water, Drinks (house wine, beer, soft drinks & selected spirits) and refreshments during game drives

Sundowners, Camel rides and Bush walks.

AMREF Emergency medical evacuation insurance

Park Entrance fee in Amboseli National Park

Excluded

Cultural village visit – $30 per person

Bush meals and extra lunch or picnic lunch – $55per person

Night game drives – $45per 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

Trip Summary

START DATE
ACCOMMODATION
DESTINATION
BASIS
NIGHTS
Day 1 ATawi Lodge Amboseli National Park FB 2 Nights
Key

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

Transport Summary

Transfers

DATE
TYPE
PICK UP
DROP OFF
Day 1 Transfer Nairobi Central Tawi Lodge
Day 3 Transfer Tawi Lodge Nairobi Central

DAY 1-3 Amboseli National Park

Located in the southern reaches of Kenya, the Amboseli National Park is renowned for its excellent variety of wildlife such as Maasai giraffe, elephant, lion and cheetah and not surprisingly it is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the majestic snowcap of Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as open plains, acacia woodland, swamps and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. The birding is excellent, especially closer to the lakes and swamps. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and soak up spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Where you will stay: Tawi Lodge

Tawi Lodge is located on a private conservancy of 3,000 acres just five minutes from Amboseli National Park. The lodge is an eco-friendly operation, set overlooking a waterhole, with fantastic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. An oasis in the dry landscape of the Amboseli region, relax in the cool, lush gardens of the lodge.
Driving from Nairobi is approximately a 3.5 hour drive, directions are available on request. Scheduled flights are available from Nairobi to AmbsoeliAirstrip. Charters can land at TawiAirstrip

This is a community-run conservancy, working together with African Wildlife Foundation, promotes and maintains a harmonious development for the wildlife and the Maasai people along the corridor between Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills.

 

Your Stay

2 Nights

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Your Rooms

1x Double Room

DAY 1

Day Notes

Drive to the Amboseli National Park

0600 Wake Up !
0700 – Our representative will pick you up from your residence/hotel and transfer you to Amboseli National Park, the drive is approximately 4.5 hours from Nairobi.
1200 – Check into Tawi Lodge in time for lunch. Settle into the lodge Or
Optional Activities : – Bush walks 
Enjoy a bush walk; a chance to stretch your legs, learn along the way the different traditional uses of the various plants and shrubs, the different animal tracks and signs, birdsong, trees, wild flowers and insects. A chance to smell and hear the natural world.
1500 – Have an afternoon to sunset game drive. Expect to see a herd of elephants overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro
1800 – Transfer back to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

Optional Activities – Sundowner 
1800 – A sundowner is a firm favorite on any safari and a lovely way to end the day. We have lovely spots dotted over the conservancy to watch the sunset in a spectacle of colour. Camp chairs are set, a fire lit and chilled drinks are served, all with Mt. Kilimanjaro as your background.
1845 – Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.

DAY 2

Day Notes

Game drives in Amboseli National Park

0500  – Wake Up call!
0600 – Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Amboseli and return to the lodge for breakfast.
1100 – Spend mid-morning at leisure or have a guided bush walk safari Or

Optional Activities: – Camel walks
Explore more in a camel walk, a gentle way to see the conservancy in a different light. Up, high on the backs on our friendly 4-legged friends. Up close to the wildlife and feel the fresh Amboseli air.
1300 –  Enjoy your scrumptious lunch at the lodge
1500 – Afternoon to sunset game drive . Expect to a herd of elephants and variety of bird life.

Optional Activities – Masai Village visit at an extra cost
The local Maasai community welcome guests to visit their authentic, traditional village. You learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Maasai. The local community nursery & primary school is also a fun spot to pay a visit.
1900 – Drive back to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight

***Optional – You can opt for a full day game drive with lunch.

DAY 3

Day Notes

Departure – End of safari
0600 Wake Up call!
0700 – Enjoy a scrumptious last breakfast before leaving for Nairobi
0830 – After your check out, our representative will drive you back to Nairobi with a game drive en route. Exit the reserve by 1000 hours.  Lunch and dinner on own arrangement.

End of Safari

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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