05 NIGHTS/06 DAYS – HEART OF KENYA-SAFARI Package PACKAGE CODE : OB0043 Routing: NAIROBI-MAASAI MARA-LAKE NAKURU-LAKE NAIVASHA-NAIROBI ITINERARY DAY 01: NAIROBI AIRPORT -NAIROBI CITY Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport - Nairobi and after clearing customs, you will be met by our representative who will welcome you and assist you with your luggage as you are escorted to minivan. As bags are loaded you shall be offered chilled cold towels to freshen up with and complimentary chilled mineral water. Your bags shall be tagged by our staff and loaded into the vehicle and drive to your hotel for check in. Along the way you can enjoy a brief insight into the city of Nairobi and its people. Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city has risen in a single century from a brackish uninhabited swampland to a thriving modern capital. frontier town no more, Nairobi has become one of Africa’s largest, and most interesting cities. Nairobi is a city that never seems to sleep. Afternoon at Leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel DAY 02: NAIROBI - MAASAI MARA 0700 hrs: Breakfast at the hotel. 0830 hrs: After breakfast depart and head towards The Maasai Mara, Kenya's most famous Game Reserve. Masai Mara (Masai Mara) is known as Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserve, situated in southwest Kenya. Famous for the abundance of lion, the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Masai people, well known for their distinctive custom and dress, it is without a doubt one of Africa’s most famous safari destinations. Masai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. The terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland and riverine forest with clumps of the distinctive acacia trees. 1230 hrs: Approximate arrival into the lodge / tented camp to a welcome cold towel and a welcome drink as you check in. The lodge / camp porters will show you to your tents and assist you carrying the luggage. Lunch will be in the lodge’s / tented camp’s dining room terrace overlooking the rolling hills that characterize the Mara. After lunch you will have an hour to rest from the drive. 1600 hrs: Your driver/guide will take you for your first game viewing drive in this magnificent reserve. The greatest attraction in the Mara is watching the animals in their natural element: a lion’s roar, a cheetah making a kill, the herds of wildebeest majorly known for migration, an elephant trumpeting in anger and lots of other animal activities are all very fascinating events. 1830 hrs: Return to the lodge’s / tented camp after your game drive. Overnight at the lodge/tented camp. Meals: Full Board Basis - Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast included from the second day. DAY 03: MAASAI MARA 0600 hrs: You will be woken up this morning to a lovely African sunrise and at the lobby coffee, tea and cookies will be ready for you. 0630 hrs: Drive off to another adventurous safari drive in search of wild animals. The early mornings and evenings are the best times to watch the big cats hunt - the lion, the cheetah and the leopard. At these times the most glorious sunrise can be observed. 0830 hrs: Return to the lodge / tented camp for a full buffet breakfast. Morning at leisure 1230 hrs: Lunch will be served in the restaurant after which the guests will have time to rest before the evening safari.1600 hrs We will take you for another exciting evening safari in search of the "big five" The big five are the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and the buffalo. 1830 hrs After the game drive you will be driven back to the lodge / camp. Overnight at the lodge/tented camp. Meals: Full Board Basis - Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast included DAY 04: MAASAI MARA - LAKE NAKURU 0600 hrs: Breakfast at the lodge / tented camp. 0730 hrs: Depart towards Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru provides the visitor with one of Kenya’s best known images. Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the flamingo are a breathtaking sight. The lake has become world famous for these birds, who visit the lake to feed on algae that forms on the lake bed. They move back and forth, feeding and occasionally and spectacularly taking to flight, filling the sky over the lake with colour. This is a major National Park and an important sanctuary for Rhino. Both Black and White Rhino are found here, and are often seen resting under acacias by the Lake shore. The park abounds with game. There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more. This is one of your best chances of seeing Leopard in Kenya, and there are several large prides of Lion 1230 hrs: Approximate arrival into the lodge /tented camp to a welcome complimentary drink then checked into the lodge. 1300 hrs: A buffet lunch will be ready at the lodge’s dining room. Rests of the afternoon spend at leisure 1600 hrs: This afternoon, you will leave for an afternoon game drive across the Park. 1830 hrs: Drive back to the lodge. Overnight at the lodge/tented camp. Meals: Full Board Basis - Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast included . DAY 05: LAKE NAKURUÂ - LAKE NAIVASHA 0700 hrs: Breakfast at the Lodge 0900 hrs: After breakfast depart for Lake Naivasha 1230 hrs: Approximate arrival at the lodge/tented camp Lake Naivasha: - This is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13 kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres. Lake area varies greatly according to rainfall, with an average range between 114 and 991 sq kms. At the beginning of the 20th Century, Naivasha completely dried up and effectively disappeared. The resulting open land was farmed, until heavy rains a few years later caused the lake to return to existence, swallowing up the newly established estates. 1300 hrs: Lunch at the Lodge Optional Activities [at an extra cost] - Boat Ride to Crescent Island. Crescent Island is a private game sanctuary, which is home to zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, vervet monkeys, hares, genet cats, waterbuck and giraffe. There are no fences and no predators and it is one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amongst wild animals Overnight at the lodge/tented camp Meals: Full Board Basis - Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast included DAY 06: LAKE NAIVASHA - NAIROBI – DEPART 0700 hrs: Breakfast at the Lodge 0800 hrs: After breakfast you will be assisted to check out and your professional driver/guide will drive you back to Nairobi. 1200 hrs: Approximate time of arrival into Nairobi and straight way dropped at the JKI Airport for your home bound flight. ……………...........................…END OF THE TOUR ……………….....………………………….. Inclusions • Pick up and drop off at JKIA - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. • Bed & Breakfast in Nairobi. (Note :Breakfast will be on Day 02 ) • Full Board on Safari. • All transport in designed safari Minivan (Non A/C - Shared with other guests) with a pop up roof for maximum game viewing comfort with a professional English speaking driver/guide. • All park entrance fees • Meet & greet services by our staff at JKI Airport. • All hotel taxes and service charges. Exclusions • The cost of obtaining visas: Kenya visa can be got at ease at JKI Airport for USD 50 - no photos required. HOWEVER PLS CHECK EXACT VISA PROCEDURE AS THIS VARIES FOR SOME NATIONALITIES WHO CANNOT GET ON ARRIVAL. • Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, tips, porterage etc. • International flights. • International departure taxes. • Travel and medical insurance. • All other expenses that are purely of a personal nature. • All other items that are not mentioned in 'our price includes'. Optional Tours • Boating & visit to Crescent Island in Lake Naivasha including entry fee to the island • Carnivore Restaurant Special Dinner on Day 01 inclusive of transfers to hotel. TOUR COST : USD 1120 per pax on twin sharing basis (Selected 03 Star Hotels) USD 1250 per pax on twin sharing basis (Selected 04 Star Hotels) TERMS AND CONDITIONS : • Rate quoted for minimum 02 passengers traveling together .Itinerary is subject to change without any prior notice . • All passports should be valid for more than 07 months from the date of travel • All the above package costs are quoted as per the current rate of USD as on OCT 31st 2016,(01 USD = 68). if any fluctuation comes at the time of making the payment, customer has to pay the difference in amount • Peak Season / Weekend Surcharges may be applicable at the time of confirmation.This will be intimated at the time of booking.However we will not be able to get this information prior. • GST of 4.50% will be applicable extra • Child below 2 years is considered as infant and 2 years to 11 years are considered to be child. • All the services included in the package are compulsory and no refund will be given if any of the services are not taken. • Transfers are operated on Scheduled Timings in SIC [Seat in Coach] Basis. Passengers who are not willing to wait for Scheduled Transfers need to book Private Transfers at supplement cost. • Flights arriving Early Morning or Late Evening & departing Early Morning or Late Evening, passengers needs to book Private Transfers if Schedule Transfer is not operational • Check-in time of the hotels starts from 15.00 hrs and check out time will be 12.00 hrs.Early Check in/late check out will be subjected to availability of rooms.However Hotel has the right to change the timing without any prior notice • Company will not be liable for any claims due to accidents, food poisoning, medical illness or other natural calamities arising during the tour/travel. Passenger will have to ensure themselves and company will not entertain any claims in this regard. • At the airport driver will be holding placard under the main passenger name.If you do not locate the driver please call the emergency no and trace out the same . We would recommend to BUY SIM card before leaving the country. • For transfers and tours please be ready on time and wait at the hotel reception.If you miss the same no refund.Please carry all your documents safely. All valuables, cash, traveler cheque, air ticket,Visa copy passport etc. should be carried in your handbag for easy access. • Hotels may collect security Deposit at the time of check in.If the payment made through cash it is clients responsibility to make sure that the payment paid has been taken back while check out.If the payment made is through Credit card it should be reversed as per Hotel's Policy and clients should ask the Hotel to understand the normal policy regarding the same . • If the passenger faces any service issues during tour it should be intimated to UAE Exchange staffs immediately and we will try to sorted out the issues.No claims should be entertained in India .Itinerary and timings mentioned are subject to change.However we will try to inform the changes.in advance.The success of any group is in direct relation to the co-operation amongst its members. We therefore request you to follow the rules and etiquette of the country that you will be visiting, which will ensure that the arrangements go smoothly and that your tour will be successful and enjoyable. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you required any further clarifications. …....………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..