MAGICAL KENYA EXPERIENCE

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Kenya embodies the classic African safari adventure. Its expansive savannahs decorated with acacia trees bring to mind imagery from famous films such as "Out of Africa" and "Born Free." Whether you're discovering Lake Nakuru National Park situated in the Great Rift Valley or delving into the renowned Masai Mara, tourists encounter plentiful wildlife all year round. Especially during the migration period, the Mara, fondly known by locals, becomes the stage for a stunning natural spectacle: millions of wildebeest and zebra courageously crossing rivers inhabited by crocodiles as they journey across the savannah terrain.

Price starting from $ 3499   Ex NEW YORK (JFK)

OVERVIEW

Embark on an unforgettable safari expedition across Kenya, commencing from the vibrant capital city of Nairobi and traversing the magnificent terrains of Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, and Amboseli National Park before concluding back in Nairobi. Commence your adventure with a trip to the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, celebrated for its expansive grasslands, diverse wildlife, and annual wildebeest migration. Marvel at panoramic vistas of the plains and encounter Africa's iconic animals like lions, leopards, elephants, and giraffes. to the tranquil Lake Naivasha, offering opportunities for a leisurely boat excursion, scenic hikes amidst picturesque landscapes, and birdwatching with a variety of bird species. The lake is a habitat for diverse wildlife including hippos and buffalos. Conclude your journey at Amboseli National Park, nestled at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Here, relish breathtaking views of the majestic mountain and observe herds of elephants roaming freely in their natural habitat. Guided by seasoned experts, you will gain insights into the local wildlife and culture throughout your safari experience. Luxuriate in comfortable accommodations that blend seamlessly with the natural splendor of the surroundings. This Kenyan safari presents an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and rich wildlife diversity that characterize this iconic African nation.

Itinerary

Prepare yourself! You are leaving today for Nairobi to start your exciting Magical Kenya experience.

Greetings and welcome to Nairobi! We will be eagerly awaiting your arrival at the airport to transport you to your hotel. (Standard check-in time is 3:00 pm) Once you've settled in and rested, you'll have the opportunity to explore this vibrant and captivating city, which boasts a diverse and lively commercial sector that provides a unique experience of contemporary African urban life. Nairobi is renowned as the safari capital of Africa and is surrounded by breathtaking national parks that are sure to leave you in awe. As you take in the sights and sounds of this modern capital, you are free to relax and unwind for the rest of the day.

Following your breakfast, begin your day by visiting the Giraffe Center, the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife's main base, renowned for 'Daisy Rothschild.' Engage in an unforgettable experience meeting giraffes eye to eye, offering a genuine feel for the immense size of these graceful creatures. Explore the education center, delving into extensive information about the breeding and conservation efforts focused on Kenya's rarest giraffe species. Gain insights into their behaviors, characteristics, and conservation practices while enjoying an up-close encounter from a raised observation platform.

Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Beads Factory, a pottery establishment renowned for crafting some of the world's most exquisite beads. Witness the entire bead-making process from its inception to the final product. What makes this factory distinctive is its employment of single mothers from underprivileged neighborhoods, providing them with an opportunity to earn a livelihood and support their families. This pottery, ceramic, and bead factory exclusively employs single mothers, creating beautiful gifts and souvenirs that are now exported globally. Explore their collection at the gift shop.

Subsequently, embark on a drive to the former colonial residence of Danish author Karen Blixen, now transformed into a museum. This property, set amidst the picturesque Ngong Hills, gained fame through the book and subsequent film 'Out of Africa.' It's a must-visit for Danes and enthusiasts of African history and romance.

Anticipate returning to your hotel by approximately 3 to 4 pm, granting you leisure time for the remainder of the evening. Spend the night in Nairobi.

Overnight in Nairobi

Embark on your journey in a custom-built 4x4 safari vehicle, heading northward to Samburu Game Reserve located in the Northern Frontier District. Along the way, indulge in a delightful barbecue fish meal beneath the Sacred Fig Tree at Trout Tree Restaurant in Nanyuki. In the afternoon, engage in a thrilling game drive within the Samburu Game Reserve. As evening falls, enjoy dinner and spend the night at the lodge positioned overlooking the mighty Ewaso Nyiro River. The name Ewaso Nyiro originates from the local community, translating to "the river of brown or muddy water." In the arid northern reaches of Kenya, water signifies life, and the presence of this river attracts abundant wildlife to its banks, forming a lush green oasis. Nestled amidst a rugged landscape along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, Ashnil Samburu is surrounded by doum palms and other native trees, offering stunning natural vistas. Situated south of the river in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, the camp provides unparalleled access to superb game viewing opportunities. Buffalo Springs derives its name from a clear water oasis and is distinct from Samburu Reserve due to its flatter, less densely vegetated terrain.

Overnight in Samburu

Accompanied by your safari guide, delight in game drives across the vast expanse of Samburu Game Reserve. Samburu is renowned for its abundant elephant herds, while also offering frequent sightings of other unique wildlife species within this untamed wilderness. The region is inhabited by the Samburu tribe, pastoral relatives of the Maasai, adding cultural depth to the landscape. Characterized by rugged and dramatic terrain against a backdrop of volcanic mountains, stark hills, and sparse, withered scrub trees, the scenery is striking. The Ewaso Nyiro River serves as the lifeblood of the area, flowing along the southern boundary to separate Samburu Game Reserve from Buffalo Springs Reserve. This river is a focal point of interest for both visitors and wildlife alike. In the dry season, the river becomes vital as many animals rely on it to quench their thirst. Elephants, using their tusks, dig deep into the dry river beds to access precious water. This water source creates a verdant oasis, attracting a multitude of wildlife to its banks. Crocodiles and hippos share the river with small herds of elephants, indulging in bathing and playful activities in the muddy waters during the heat of the day before returning to graze on the lush vegetation of the riverine forest later on

Overnight in Samburu

Start your day with an early breakfast before embarking on a scenic drive into the Great Rift Valley. You'll reach your Lodge in time for lunch, situated within Lake Nakuru National Park. This exquisite game lodge is perched atop Lion Hill, providing stunning vistas of the iconic flamingo pink-rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its strategic location offers sweeping panoramas of both the lake and the picturesque national park. The lodge's layout is designed to maximize these breathtaking views, ensuring that most rooms and sitting areas provide guests with captivating scenery. Spend the afternoon on a thrilling game drive within Lake Nakuru National Park, renowned globally for its vast flocks of flamingos and a diverse array of over 400 bird species, including both migratory and indigenous varieties. Lake Nakuru, a soda lake nestled on the floor of the Rift Valley, is often home to millions of flamingos, creating a mesmerizing spectacle as the lake takes on a pink hue from a distance. Additionally, the lake has gained international recognition as a crucial sanctuary for endangered wildlife species, notably the rare Rothschild giraffe and black and white rhinos. Other residents of the park include tree-climbing lions, zebras, gazelles, waterbucks, buffaloes, and baboons, adding to the park's rich biodiversity.

Overnight in Lake Nakuru 

After enjoying breakfast and admiring the breathtaking vistas of the Great Rift Valley, set off towards the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, renowned as the most celebrated wildlife sanctuary and Kenya's premier game reserve. The Maasai Mara boasts the highest concentration of wildlife globally, housing the iconic "Big 5" and hosting the awe-inspiring seventh wonder of the world, The Great Wildebeest Migration. Following lunch, embark on an afternoon game drive in the Mara, renowned for its breathtaking scenery of vast open plains intersected by the Mara River and its tributaries, adorned with marshes and forests. Situated in the Great Rift Valley, this world-renowned reserve primarily features open grasslands and is esteemed as the crown jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing destinations. Nowhere else in Africa is wildlife more abundant, ensuring visitors rarely miss encountering the "Big 5" (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhinoceros)..

Evening enjoy dinner at the lodge

Overnight in Masai Mara 

Embark on a full-day game drive in the Maasai Mara, complete with a picnic lunch. The Maasai Mara stands as Kenya's most renowned safari destination, boasting a rich diversity of wildlife with over 450 species recorded. Here, sightings of lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, buffaloes, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, leopards, various antelope species, and elephants are common. Explore the Mara River, a pivotal site where thousands of wildebeests and zebras brave attacks by crocodiles while crossing during the annual "Great Migration" between Tanzania and Kenya. This migration ranks among the natural world’s most awe-inspiring phenomena. Each year, nearly two million wildebeests, accompanied by large numbers of zebras, Grant's gazelles, Thompson's gazelles, elands, and impalas, journey from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara and back in search of fresh grazing. Following closely are the savannah's predators: lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas, and vultures. The migration typically occurs from July to late October, involving over 1.5 million animals. Witnessing these vast herds in motion is an unforgettable experience, often rated as one of the most spectacular natural events.

Overnight in Masai Mara

Early in the morning, experience the breathtaking sunrise over the expansive plains of the Maasai Mara as you depart from the lodge and begin a morning game drive. This presents a final opportunity to witness lions, cheetahs, or leopards hunting in the early hours of the day before dawn. The Mara's wildlife diversity, variety, and abundance are truly enchanting and astonishing. Following breakfast, return to Nairobi. After arriving in Nairobi, catch an afternoon train to Mombasa, soaking in scenic views along the way. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and unwind on the picturesque beaches or explore local attractions like Fort Jesus and Old Town Mombasa.

Overnight in Mombasa. 

Enjoy a leisurely day to bask in the exquisite beaches of Mombasa. Spend your time unwinding on the shore or maximizing the exceptional amenities of your hotel. Please note that extra activities like watersports are not covered and will require direct payment at the hotel.

Overnight in Mombasa.

Yet another opportunity to revel in the pristine shores of paradise. We suggest experiencing snorkeling, taking advantage of the transparent waters that afford glimpses of vibrant marine ecosystems.

Overnight in Mombasa. 

Indulge in a relaxing day at your own pace, immersing yourself in beach activities, ocean adventures, and a selection of water sports. Unwind with a refreshing cocktail while witnessing the stunning sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Overnight in Mombasa

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Then, at the specified time, you'll be transferred to the airport for your journey back to Nairobi and onwards to home. Spend the night on board your flight.

Accommodation

Somerset Westview Nairobi
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With a stay at Somerset Westview Nairobi in Nairobi (Kilimani), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Prestige Plaza and Central Park. This 4.5-star property is 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from Nairobi National Park and 10.7 mi (17.3 km) from Thika Road Mall.  Make yourself at home in one of the 162 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks. Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional features at this property include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting (surcharge), and a television in a common area. Continental breakfasts are available daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self-parking is available onsite.

Tulia Amboseli Safari Camp
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Tulia Amboseli Safari Camp is an eco-friendly safari camp just outside of Kimana Gate in the southeast area of the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. As a small, tented camp, Tulia offers intimacy like no other camp in the area. Each tent opens to Mt Kilimanjaro and offers wonderful views of both sunrise and sunset. The welcoming restaurant and lounge overlook a very active waterhole where daily visits from elephant, giraffe, zebra, eland, cheetah, lion, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, gazelle, waterbuck, gerenuk among others, offer guests an up-close, intimate experience.

Enjoy the African Sunset during our daily sundowners at the campfire and reminisce about your day’s safari with other guests.

Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi
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Set in Nairobi, 6.4 km from Syokimau Railway Station, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport features an outdoor swimming pool and complimentary on site private parking. The property boasts a spa and wellness centre with a fitness centre and Jacuzzi.

The air conditioned units in the hotel are equipped with a flat screen TV with satellite channels, minibar, coffee maker and electric kettle. The rooms are fitted with a seating area. All the units have a shower and toilet and the property provides free toiletries.

Guests at Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport can enjoy continental, American, buffet, full English, Irish and vegetarian breakfast options. The property also features an onsite restaurant that specializes in local, American and Asian cuisines.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide advice on what to do in the area.

The nearest airport Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is situated 800 m from the property. Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport offers airport shuttle services to its guests

Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge
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Mara Engai Lodge is a luxury safari lodge situated in the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The lodge offers a unique and exclusive safari experience to its guests, with breathtaking views of the savannah and the wildlife that inhabits it.

The lodge features a total of 20 luxurious tents and suites, each of which is tastefully decorated with local materials and art. The tents and suites are spacious and equipped with modern amenities such as king-size beds, en-suite bathrooms, and private verandas with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

The lodge has a range of facilities for guests to enjoy, including a swimming pool, a spa, and a fitness center. The lodge also has a restaurant that serves a variety of African and international dishes, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

One of the unique features of Mara Engai Lodge is its location on a private conservancy, which means that guests can enjoy exclusive game drives and guided walks with experienced Maasai guides. The lodge also offers hot air balloon safaris, which provide a unique perspective of the Maasai Mara from above.

Overall, Mara Engai Lodge offers a luxurious and unforgettable safari experience, combining comfort and style with the natural beauty and wildlife of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Naivasha Sopa Lodge
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Naivasha Sopa Lodge is a hotel located in Naivasha, Kenya. It is situated on a hilltop overlooking Lake Naivasha, which is a freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley. The lodge is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary, and guests can see a variety of animals, including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, as they wander through the grounds.

The lodge features 84 guest rooms, each with its own private balcony and en-suite bathroom. The rooms are decorated in a contemporary African style and are equipped with modern amenities such as satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and minibars.

Facilities at the Naivasha Sopa Lodge include a swimming pool, spa, fitness center, and conference rooms. There is also a restaurant that serves a variety of international and local cuisine, as well as a bar and lounge area.

Activities available at the lodge include game drives, boat rides on Lake Naivasha, guided nature walks, and bird watching. The lodge can also arrange visits to nearby attractions such as Hells Gate National Park and Mount Longonot National Park.

Overall, Naivasha Sopa Lodge offers a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the stunning natural beauty of the Naivasha area.

TOUR PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • 07 Nights’ Accommodation in listed hotels or similar based on DBL / TWN sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Full board during your stay in Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli National park
  • Transport in a 4x4 safari Land cruiser jeep with an open roof modified for easy game viewing
  • Services of an English-Speaking driver guide
  • Water in the vehicle while on safari
  • All park entry fees
  • International Return Airfare ex New York ( Please check with us for pricing from other cities)
  • Air taxes and fuel surcharges
  • All local applicable taxes

TOUR PRICE EXCLUSIONS

  • All other meals & other sightseeing or Services
  • Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers
  • Visa fee & Travel Insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages during meals, telephone calls, and laundry
  • Any other services or Items not mentioned above as included

Planning a trip to Kenya ?

Visa requirements: Visitors to Kenya need a valid passport and a visa. You can apply for an e-visa online before you go or obtain a visa on arrival at the airport. Make sure to check the latest visa requirements before you travel.

Health precautions: Kenya is a country with a high risk of malaria and other tropical diseases. It's important to consult a travel health professional for advice on vaccinations and medications to take before you go.

Weather: Kenya has a tropical climate with two rainy seasons (March to May and October to December) and two dry seasons (January to February and June to September). Pack accordingly and check the weather forecast before you go.

Language: The official languages of Kenya are English and Swahili. It's a good idea to learn some basic Swahili phrases to communicate with locals.

Currency: The currency in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling. ATMs are widely available, but it's a good idea to carry some cash with you, especially if you're traveling to remote areas.

Food & Water: Food in Kenya is diverse and delicious, with a mix of traditional African dishes and international cuisine. Tap water in Kenya is not safe for drinking, so it's important to drink only bottled water or water that has been treated and purified. Be aware of street food: While street food can be delicious, it's important to be cautious when eating street food in Kenya. Look for vendors with clean and hygienic food preparation practices, and avoid food that has been sitting out for a long time.

Electricity: The standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The most common electrical outlets in Kenya are Type G, which has three rectangular prongs. If you are traveling from a country that uses a different type of electrical outlet, you may need to bring an adapter to be able to use your devices.

Time Zone: Kenya Standard Time (EAT) is the time zone used in Kenya. It is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+3)

Safety: Kenya is generally a safe country for travelers, but it's important to take precautions, especially in large cities. Avoid displaying valuables and be aware of your surroundings. It's also recommended to use a reputable tour operator for travel outside of major cities.

Wildlife: Kenya is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including large predators such as lions and leopards. It's important to follow the instructions of your guide when on safari and always keep a safe distance from wild animals.

Payment Policy

Deposit:               US$500 per person due to reserving the spot
50% Deposit:       By 145 Days before departure
Full Balance:       By 90 Days before departure

(Once the deposit is paid, the travelers can then pay any amount on any date. Travelers to ensure that the payment deadlines are met as above)

Insurance

We encourage everyone who books a VOYAGES HUB TOURS package, regardless of age or tour choice, to obtain a travel protection plan. While you intend to take that once-in-a-lifetime trip, illness, family emergencies, and other factors can derail your best-laid plans.

VOYAGES HUB TOURS has teamed up with Travel Guard to provide a Travel Protection Plan specifically designed for U.S. residents. Feel free to email us to receive a quote, without any obligation to commit.

Cancellation Policy

  • From the date of booking to 145 days before departure: $500 per person Non-Refundable / Non-transferrable Deposit + interruption insurance cost (if purchased) + Cost of Air ticket if issued
  • 144-90 days before departure: 50% of the cost per person
  • 89 days or fewer before departure: No refund is available.

Note:
A person becoming single because of the roommate’s cancellation must pay the single supplement
All payment cut-off dates are firm, and missing deadlines without approved extensions will result in cancellations without refunds being offered. 

PLEASE NOTE

Voyages Hub reserves the right to levy a surcharge commensurate to the fuel increase at the time of operation of this movement.

REVIEW

Overall the trip far surpassed my expectations. Everything from the people, food and wildlife experiences were amazing and so enjoyable. Have already recommended this trip to family and friends. Thank you

Tessa verified
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I recently had the pleasure of experiencing Magical Kenya with Voyages Hub and it truly exceeded my expectations. The wildlife was absolutely breathtaking and the landscapes were stunning. The people were also incredibly friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who loves adventure and nature."

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Magical Kenya was one of the best experiences of my life. The safari was amazing and I saw so many incredible animals up close. The lodges were luxurious and the food was delicious. I also loved learning about the local culture and meeting the Maasai people. I would do this travel with Voyages Hub again!

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Voyages Hub's Magical Kenya was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From the vibrant city of Nairobi to the vast savannahs of the Maasai Mara, every moment was unforgettable. The wildlife was incredible and the guides were so knowledgeable. The accommodations were also top-notch and the food was delicious. I can't recommend this trip enough!

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