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A Magical Safari in Kenya

11 Day Tour

A Magical Kenya Safari

September 21 – October 1, 2022

Featuring nature at its finest viewing the animals in their natural habitat.

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We invite you on a once-in-a lifetime luxury African Safari to Kenya, the regional hub for the quintessential safari experience.

A photographer’s dream, this is the perfect small group tour for women who want awe-inspiring game drives, unparalleled wildlife, enchanting landscapes and cultural interaction with local villagers. Pamper yourself on this unique and memorable journey, made extra special with incredible accommodations, offering a refined and serene setting to relax after each remarkable day.

We begin our adventure in Nairobi with an unforgettable experience visiting baby elephants at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage then on to the Karen Blixen House made famous as the movie set for “Out of Africa”.

Our luxury safari adventure will feature game drives in diverse game reserves including Samburu National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and world renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve. Experience nature at its finest, viewing the animals in their natural habitat. The “Big Five” which include the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard and the lion can all be found here as well as a plethora of other wildlife including impala, zebra, crocodile, giraffe, bird species and others. While the timing of the “Great Wildebeest Migration” can never be guaranteed, we may have the opportunity to witness this annual natural phenomenon.

Cultural interaction with local villagers and hands-on activities will all be part of this extraordinary journey.

We welcome you to immerse yourself in this luxury African safari, a trip of a lifetime! Space is limited, don’t delay!


Please note that an average/moderate level of fitness is required to enjoy the various activities of this tour. Trip activities include walking, sometimes on uneven ground, climbing stairs and getting on and off buses etc. Participants should acknowledge that the conditions in Kenya are not as advanced as in North America. As a courtesy to fellow travellers all Broad Escapes tours are considered non-smoking in that smoking will not be permitted during group activities or on board the vehicles. There are some long travel times/early mornings in this itinerary, and that is because of the nature of the destination – but the travel days are also part of the adventure and an opportunity to witness life in the rural regions of Kenya. For your own safety as well as the safety of other passengers and the communities that we visit, we require that all travellers in this journey are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to departure.

Welcome aboard this once-in-a-lifetime safari!

What’s Included?

  • Private group arrival/departure transfers (based on group air arrival/departure times)
  • Private transportation in 6-seater custom-made 4×4 Safari Land-cruisers as per the itinerary
  • 10 nights luxury accommodation based on twin
    (2 nights Nairobi, 2 nights Samburu, 2 nights Ol Pejeta, 4 nights Masai Mara)
  • Daily breakfast, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Domestic air: Nanyuki – Masai Mara, Masai Mara – Nairobi
  • Sightseeing of Nairobi including visits to: Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen House, Kazuri Beads, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
  • Samburu community visit
  • Visit to Nanyuki spinners & weavers
  • Rhino & Chimpanzee sanctuary visit
  • Masai Mara boma and community visit
  • Game drives at Samburu National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and Masai Mara Game Reserve including park fees
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guides
  • Service of a Broad Escapes Tour Manager throughout
  • Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation Service
  • Applicable taxes and services charges as per booking date

Not Included:

  • International airfare – inquire with us about group space
  • Visas (Kenya e-visa available online in advance of travel – approx. $50.00 USD)
  • Passport photos, government processing fees
  • Vaccinations
  • COVID tests, if required at time of travel
  • Luggage handling
  • Beverages
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities

Optional:

  • Additional taxes, fuel surcharges or service charges levied by the governments or our suppliers
  • Sunrise hot air balloon ride $595.00 CAD
  • A designated group flight will be available from Toronto. We would be pleased to book your flights to meet this tour from Toronto or any other departure gateway.
  • Manulife Insurance Protection
  • Arrival and departure transfers – for those not arriving & departing on group flights.

Please Note: Proof of medical insurance coverage is mandatory to participate in this tour. Broad Escapes strongly recommends the purchase of Manulife Insurance coverage for Cancellation and Interruption Insurance, and Comprehensive Assistance, Health Coverage, Individual Accident Coverage and Baggage and Personal Effects Insurance. Contact your agent for rates and complete details.

DAY 1 | Wednesday, September 21
ARRIVE NAIROBI
Independent arrival to Kenya. Welcome to East Africa and Nairobi, the capital and largest city in Kenya! Upon arrival we will be met by our English-speaking local guide and transferred to our hotel. After check-in at the beautiful hotel, the remainder of our day is at leisure.

This is a land only tour but Broad Escapes will designate group air from Toronto. Group transfers will be included for those arriving on the designated group flight. Flights from all gateways can be arranged through Broad Escapes and personal transfers can be arranged (additional cost).

Overnight in Nairobi – 2 nights – Nairobi Serena Hotel (or similar)

DAY 2 | Thursday, September 22 – B/L
NAIROBI
Our morning begins with a visit to the Kazuri Bead Factory. This all-woman craft co-operative enterprise was founded several decades ago by an Englishwoman who wanted to help single mothers become self-supporting. Continue to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to watch and interact with baby elephants at feeding time. Mid-day we’ll enjoy lunch at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant followed by a visit to the Karen Blixen House, once lived in by Karen, and made world famous as the movie set for “Out of Africa” with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. We suggest you watch the movie before our departure! Afterwards, enjoy a visit to the Giraffe Center for an opportunity to hand-feed the giraffes. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

DAY 3 | Friday, September 23 – B/L/D
SAMBURU
This morning the safari begins as we travel north to Samburu National Park. The drive from the urban center of Nairobi, through the fertile highlands, the semi-arid frontier of Kenya is breath-taking and a great way to see the countryside. Drive straight to our camp for check-in and lunch. After lunch, relax at the camp before we depart for the first, exhilarating afternoon game drive. Return to the camp to freshen up before dinner.

Overnight in Samburu – 2 nights – Asnil Samburu Camp (or similar)

DAY 4 | Saturday, September 24 – B/L/D
SAMBURU
This morning we join our skilled guides for an incredible morning game drive. One of the amazing things about Samburu is that we will likely see species that are unique to this region. The Grévy’s zebra, also known as the imperial zebra, is the largest species of zebra. It is found in the Samburu area as well as parts of Ethiopia. With luck, we’ll see some today! Return to camp for lunch followed by a Samburu Cultural Village visit in the afternoon. The Samburu people are some of the friendliest in Kenya. Originally a nomadic tribe, they are still very traditional, and have not parted with old customs. Here you will have a chance to see the Samburu women in their day-to-day life and have an opportunity to purchase some of their hand made jewelry. Later we continue with an afternoon game drive before returning to our luxury tented camp for dinner and a relaxing evening.

DAY 5 | Sunday, September 25 – B/L/D
OL PEJETA
This morning we say farewell to Samburu and drive to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Enjoy a game drive enroute to the camp as we enter the conservancy. This charming camp offers a blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury amidst a waterhole offering unrivalled wildlife-watching. Along the way we will visit the Nanyuki spinners and weavers (NSW), an organization that trains women from the surrounding villages who are living in poverty, widowed or single, the craft of spinning, knitting and weaving. Later we will have another exciting game drive then time to unwind and relax at our camp.

Overnight in Ol Pejeta – 2 nights – Sweetwaters Serena (or similar)

DAY 6 | Monday, September 26 – B/L/D
OL PEJETA
Awake for an early morning game drive. Africa’s most iconic species hunt, graze, breed and fight for survival on the plains of Ol Pejeta every day, in an ecosystem that has one of the highest densities of wildlife in Kenya. Using the latest technology to monitor species populations, and smart fencing techniques that allow free movement of migratory wildlife, Ol Pejeta prides itself on being at the cutting edge of conservation innovation. As the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, Ol Pejeta is also safeguarding some of the most vulnerable wildlife in the world and advocating for change. After lunch enjoy another incredible game drive in the conservancy.

DAY 7 | Tuesday, September 27 – B/L/D
MASAI MARA
Early this morning we will transfer to Nanyuki airstrip for our domestic flight (1 hr 30 mins) to the Masai Mara. Upon arrival check in to our luxury tented camp, followed by lunch. This afternoon we embark on our first game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Here our experienced guides will track the animals that roam the land. The eco-diversity and sheer size of the Masai Mara Game Reserve provides the habitat to house a wide range of animal species. The most recognized are known as the “Big 5”, which include the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard and the lion. Numerous other species of wildlife inhabit this area including hyenas, gazelles, impalas, giraffes, zebras, vultures, cranes, eagles, falcons and ostriches. Return to camp for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Overnight in Masai Mara – 2 nights – Mara West Camp (or similar)

DAY 8 | Wednesday, September 28 – B/L/D
MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE – SAFARI
This morning starts with an early morning game drive in the famed Masai Mara National Reserve. Have your cameras ready for this spectacular game viewing. With any luck we’ll have a chance to view the famous wildebeest migration. This annual migration through the Serengeti and Masai Mara, the largest migration of wildlife in the world, is one of the safari highlights. Sightings cannot be guaranteed as herds move with the available food sources, but generally the wildebeest are in the Masai Mara from June/July through September/October before they return to the Serengeti. Return to camp for breakfast and a day filled with cultural immersion. Kenya is a magical country filled with outstanding wildlife and diverse landscapes, but what truly makes Kenya a special place are its inhabitants; people like the Masai who have lived in close harmony with the land for centuries. Today we have a special opportunity to be immersed in the local community with a visit to a local village, cultural interaction with village members, a visit to the medical clinic and maternity ward, hands-on opportunities to interact with school children and more. This truly will be an inspiring and memorable day for all.

DAY 9 | Thursday, September 29 – B/L/D
MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE – SAFARI
Today we transfer to another area of the mighty Masai Mara National Reserve. Here we’ll explore the diversity of this park with both a morning and afternoon game drive. This exciting day will end back at the camp for dinner, conversation and no doubt, some photo sharing with your fellow travellers.

Overnight in Masai Mara – 2 nights – Ashnil Mara Camp (or similar)

DAY 10 | Friday, September 30 – B/L/D
Masai Mara
Optional: Wake up very early for an exciting Hot Air Balloon Safari. This once-in-a lifetime experience includes an early morning flight over the famed Masai Mara Game Reserve, followed by a full champagne breakfast on the savannah.
(Optional Balloon Safari – additional cost)

Those who choose not to take the balloon safari will set out for a spectacular day of game viewing. The group will reconnect later in the morning, enjoy a picnic lunch, and continue to track the animals in a different area of the park. Return to camp in the late afternoon with time to freshen up before our final evening. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner to reminisce with fellow travellers about this magical journey.

Day 11 | Saturday, October 1 – B
Departure
This morning, we say our “good-byes” to the Mara and transfer to the air strip to board a short domestic flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival transfer to an artisan’s craft centre for one-of-a-kind pieces and last-minute souvenirs followed by a group transfer to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to connect to evening international departures.

Note: Broad Escapes will have group air to Toronto. Group transfer will be timed for the group flight. Personal transfers earlier or later than the group transfer can be arranged (additional cost).

B – Breakfast / L – Lunch / D – Dinner  

denotes meals included in tour cost 

Note: Travel times are based on averages and include the scheduled stops planned in the day’s itinerary.

 Please note that an average/moderate level of fitness is required to enjoy the various activities of this tour. Trip activities include walking, sometimes on uneven ground, climbing stairs and getting on and off buses etc. Participants should acknowledge that the conditions in Kenya are not as advanced as in North America. As a courtesy to fellow travellers all Broad Escapes tours are considered non-smoking in that smoking will not be permitted during group activities or on board the vehicles. There are some long travel times/early mornings in this itinerary, and that is because of the nature of the destination – but the travel days are also part of the adventure and an opportunity to witness life in the rural regions of Kenya. For your own safety as well as the safety of other passengers and the communities that we visit, we require that all travellers in this journey are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to departure.

Welcome aboard this once-in-a-lifetime safari!

**While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described above, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the tour. Due to traffic or other circumstances beyond our control, it may be necessary or desirable to make alterations. Broad Escapes reserves the right to change the itinerary when deemed necessary.**

$8,900 CAD
twin occupancy

Based on a minimum
10/maximum 16 passengers
Single Supplement $1,605 CAD
Deposit $700.00 & insurance due: at time of booking
Second Deposit $1500.00 due: January 20, 2022
Balance due: June 20, 2022

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (as accepted in Canada) is required at least 2 weeks prior to travel. If this can not be provided, full cancellation penalties will apply. Passengers will be asked to sign our ‘Commitment to Health’ form and comply with all health & safety protocols for the safety of our passengers as well as individuals in the communities we visit.

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