7-Day Karen Blixen Kenya Safari – Deluxe

7-Day Karen Blixen Kenya Safari – Deluxe

Spend 6 Nights on the Classic Kenya Safari Circuit, You will spend 1 Night in Nairobi before going to Lake Nakuru National Park for 1 Night, the Masai Mara for 3 Nights and ending at Lake Naivasha for 1 Night.

7 Days / 6 Nights

Group Size: 2 PAX minimum

High Season

U$D 4,775 Per Person

Low Season

U$D 4,050

*Please contact us for exact pricing based on travel dates and group size (all prices are based on 2 people sharing)

Included

Half Board Accommodation at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages in Nairobi

Full Board Accommodation at Sarova Lion Hill, Lake Nakuru

Full Board Accommodation at Karen Blixen Camp, Mara North Conservancy

Visit Maasai Village

Sundowners in the Maasai Mara x1

Bush Dinner in the Maasai Mara x1

All-Inclusive Accommodation at Chui Lodge, Naivasha

Return Airport Transfers in Nairobi

Park Entrance and Conservation Fees

Private Game Drives in Lake Nakuru National Park and The Masai Mara National Reserve in a 4×4 Landcruiser

English Speaking KPSGA certified Driver-Safari Guide

VAT and Taxes

Amref Flying Doctors Medical Evacuation Cover

Excluded

International Flights

Drinks

Personal Travel Insurance

Tips and Gratuities

Extra Activities

Journey Details

DAY 1: NAIROBI

Situated along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place to be. There are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably, just 20 minutes from the city centre, wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve. Make sure you pay a visit to the elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for a once in a lifetime experience.

Where you will stay: Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages

The reception at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Ltd. is the Historic Swedo House which was the original hunting lodge/farmhouse, built between 1906 and 1908. It is located approximately half a mile from the Karen Blixen Museum (Bogani House from the film “Out of Africa”) and is a 30-minute drive from downtown Nairobi.

The luxury hotel cottages were built in 2001, and are adjacent to the Karen Golf and Country Club where guests can enjoy a host of leisure activities, including golf, tennis, and squash.

DAY 1: Karen Blixen Cottages.

Upon arrival in Nairobi, you will be met at the airport by your guide who will transfer you to Karen Blixen Cottages. Check in to the hotel and rest before the start of your safari. Dinner and overnight at Karen Blixen Cottages.

DAY 2: Lake Nakuru National Park

Located in the Great Rift Valley surrounded by yellow acacia woodlands and bushy shrublands, the Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the Lake and its large flocks of Lesser Flamingo, which are drawn to the algae that flourish in the saline waters of this soda lake. The national park is inhabited by over 50 mammal species including hippo, black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and eland. Known as a bird watcher’s paradise, the park is home to over 450 bird species. Visitors can look forward to hiking through the scenic landscape, picnicking next to this magnificent lake, and spotting an array of wildlife on a game drive. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful Makalia Waterfall.

Where you will stay: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is set along “The Lion Hill” in Lake Nakuru National Park. Concealed amidst lush vegetation, the safari lodge features a classic aesthetic and timeless design with a sense of calm and relaxation. It offers the most scenic and spectacular views of the Lake and the National Park from 67 chalet-style rooms, each with its own terrace. Beyond the stunning views and amazing wildlife, the lodge offers world-class cuisine, a panoramic bar terrace, an organic garden, a swimming pool, an outdoor spa and several activities ideal for the family.

DAY 2: SAROVA LION HILL GAME LODGE • NAKURU

Breakfast followed by check-out, transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park (3 Hours 40-minute drive). Check in to Sarova Lion Hill Lodge and have lunch before an afternoon-sunset game drive. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill.

  • Your Stay: 1 Night, Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
  • Your Rooms: 1x SAROVA LION HILL STANDARD ROOMS

DAY 3-6: 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: Karen Blixen Camp

Karen Blixen Camp, Mara North, Masai Mara is permanent luxury tented Camp located in the exclusive Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara. The Camp has 22 ensuite luxury tents each strategically placed on the bank of the famous Mara River facing an open natural habitat inhabited by many species of animals.

A Four to Five star Camp set on the controlled and well managed Mara North Conservancy where game viewing quality is guaranteed.

The Camp gives a feeling of the early 1920’s era with beautiful and comfortable furniture. You will find that Karen Blixen Camp is a step back in time with the luxury of today. The Camp is accessible by both Road and Air.

  • Your Stay: 3 Nights, Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
  • Your Rooms: 1x Double Riverside Tents

DAY 3

Early morning game drive followed by breakfast and check-out, transfer to Mara North Conservancy (4 Hours 10-minute drive). Check in to Karen Blixen Camp and have lunch before an afternoon-sunset game drive and a visit to a Maasai Village. Dinner and overnight at Karen Blixen Camp.

DAY 4

Full day in the Masai Mara with morning and sunset game drive and Sundowner. All meals at Karen Blixen camp.

Optional activities: Hot Air Balloon Safari

DAY 5

Full day in the Masai Mara with morning and sunset game drive and Bush Dinner. All meals at Karen Blixen camp.

Optional activities: Hot Air Balloon Safari

DAY 6 -7 : NAIVASHA

Located in the beautiful Kenya Rift Valley basin, Naivasha is a compact market town northwest of Nairobi, best known as a stopping point for spellbinding Lake Naivasha. Aspiring wildlife photographers and nature lovers will marvel at Lake Naivasha and its abundance of wondrous wildlife. Here visitors can spot wallowing hippo pods, clouds of vibrant birdlife, zebra and various other game. The nearby Lake Oloiden and Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary are great spots for those passionate about wild wonders. Shopping in the bustling town ensures unique souvenirs for mementoes as well as restaurants offering delicious local dishes with every taste in mind. Accommodations ranging from lodges to bed and breakfasts provide great conveniences for travellers looking to explore the area.

Where you will stay: CHUI LODGE • NAIVASHA

Chui Lodge is situated just above the shores of Lake Naivasha within the Great Rift Valley -one of the true Natural Wonders of the World. It is set in the privately owned 18,000 acre Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking a waterhole with the dramatic Mau Escarpment as a back drop.

There are eight individual well-spaced luxurious cottages, each with an en-suite bathroom and delightful verandah. All 8 bedrooms have magnificent four poster king size olive wood beds, roaring log fires, artistically decorated artwork and hand crafted furniture made in our onsite workshop.

  • Your Stay: 1 Night, Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
  • Your Rooms: 1x Standard Rooms

DAY 6

Early morning game drive followed by breakfast and check-out, transfer to Naivasha (4 Hour Drive) and check-in to Chui Lodge. Lunch, followed by a sunset boat ride on the lake and Night Game Drive on the conservancy. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort.

DAY 7

Bush Breakfast followed by check-out, transfer to Nairobi (2 Hour drive) for the return flight home. End of Safari

START DATE
ACCOMMODATION
DESTINATION
BASIS
NIGHTS
Day 1 Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages Nairobi B&B 1 Night
Day 2 Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge Lake Nakuru National Park FB 1 Night
Day 3 Karen Blixen Camp Mara North Conservancy FB 3 Nights
Day 6 Chui Lodge Naivasha FB+ 1 Night
Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast

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

FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Transfers

DATE
TYPE
PICK UP
DROP OFF
Day 1 Transfer Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [NBO] Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages
Day 2 Transfer Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Day 3 Transfer Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge Karen Blixen Camp
Day 6 Transfer Karen Blixen Camp Chui Lodge
Day 7 Transfer Chui Lodge Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [NBO]

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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