3 Days Flying Safari – Porini Giraffe

Luxury & Comfort

Information

3 Days / 2 Nights

Reference No: 3 Days Flying Safari – Porini Giraffe

Pricing

Festive season
20 Dec – 02 Jan
USD. 2240 per person

Low season
03 Jan – 31 May
USD. 1850 per person

Shoulder season
01 Jun – 30 Jun/ 01 Nov – 19 Dec
USD. 2185 per person

High season
01 Jul- 15 Jul
USD. 3060 per person

Peak season
22 Jul – 30 Sep
USD. 3280 per person

Mid season
01 Oct – 31 Oct
USD. 3000

Included

2 Nights of accommodation on a full board basis at Porini Giraffe

Soft drinks, beer, house wine, gin & tonic, mineral water.

Day & night shared game drives in open-sided 4×4 vehicle with qualified guides.

Sundowners from scenic viewing points & walks with Maasai warriors.

Daily conservancy fees

Local airstrip transfers – Olseki Airstrip

Local flight to/from Olseki Airstrip

AMREF flying doctor emergency evacuation cover

Excluded

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 Mara Ripoi Conservancy

Encompassed by the golden grass and the flat-topped acacia trees of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, Mara Ripoi Conservancy features an abundant variety of wildlife – especially Maasai giraffes – for visitors to explore. Lions, cheetahs, elephants, herbivores and more roam freely from one wildlife area to the next. With only three small safari camps in residence at any given time, nature enthusiasts will have thousands of acres of conservation at their fingertips to enjoy in solitude. Local Maasai guides are available to share their extensive knowledge of what to see and do while visiting here.

Where you will stay: Porini Giraffe Camp

The small and intimate Porini Giraffe Camp is in a forested area of Camphor bush (African Wild Sage) and Yellow Bark Acacia along the Ripole River in the Mara Ripoi Conservancy. This exclusive game-rich 13,500 acre wildlife conservancy is comprised of beautiful hills, forests and open plains and is home to a large abundance of wildlife including the big cats. The conservancy connects onto Siana conservancy and then directly to the Mara Reserve and so allowing free movement of wildlife from the Reserve as well as through a wildlife corridor along the Ripole River to Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Guests will also have access to the Mara Reserve and also Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

Mara Ripoi Conservancy is home to only 3 small camps (including Porini as a founding member) and no other tourist vehicles are allowed into the Conservancy, so our guests have the thousands of acres in the conservancy to themselves.

 

Your Stay

2 Nights

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Your Rooms

1x Standard tent

DAY 1

Day Notes

Fly to the Mara Ripoi Conservancy

0700 – Wake Up!
0830 – The guest will organize their transfer to Nairobi’s Wilson Airport for your AM flight to OlSeki Airstrip; the flight takes approximately one hour.  On arrival, you will be  transferred  to Porini Giraffe approximately 35 minutes drive on an open sided land cruiser.
1300 – Check into Porini Giraffe in time for lunch. Settle into the camp.
1600 – Have an afternoon to sunset game drive in the Conservancy. On game drives you will encounter antelope, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and cheetah. The chance of getting the famous Big Five in front of your camera lens within one day is particularly good here. Have a stop at a scenic point for a sundowner.
1800 – Transfer back to the camp for Dinner and Overnight.

DAY 2

Day Notes

Game drives in Mara Ripoi Conservancy

0500  – Wake Up call!
0600 – Wake up at dawn and enjoy an early game drive in the conservancy, returning to camp for a late breakfast
0530 – Optional Activities – Hot Air balloon at an extra cost 
There is nothing that epitomizes the Masai Mara experience more than floating over the golden savanna dotted with animals in a hot air balloon.
1100 – Have an escorted nature walk and then lunch
1300 –  Enjoy your scrumptious lunch at the camp
1600 – In the afternoon enjoy another game drive in the Conservancy with a night drive as you head back to camp driving in the dark with a filtered spotlight for the chance to see the nocturnal animals.
1900 – Dinner and Overnight at the camp

DAY 3
Day Notes

Departure – End of safari

0500 Wake Up call!
0600 – Take an early morning walk in the Conservancy escorted by Maasai warriors and return for a scrumptious last breakfast before leaving for Nairobi
0900 – After your check out, you will be transfered to OlSeki 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 Porini Giraffe Camp Mara Ripoi Conservancy 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] Ol Seki Airstrip [OSJ]
Day 3 Scheduled Flight Ol Seki Airstrip [OSJ] Wilson Airport [WIL]

Transfers

DATE
TYPE
PICK UP
DROP OFF
Day 1 Transfer Ol Seki Airstrip [OSJ] Porini Giraffe Camp
Day 3 Transfer Porini Giraffe Camp Ol Seki Airstrip [OSJ]

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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