DAY 1:
Arrival / Nairobi 

Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by one of our representatives and they will assist you with the transfer to Karen Blixen Cottages for overnight.

The Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages is located in Karen, a beautiful, peaceful suburb approximately 20 miles from the centre of Nairobi. The area was the original estate of the Swedo African Coffee Company and Swedo House, built c.1908, which now houses the Garden’s restaurant and lounge, was the plantation manager’s house.

The spacious cottages provide accommodation for up to 34 guests and are elegantly appointed with hi-beam ceilings, fireplaces and wood and mazeras stone floors. Each bedroom has a large bathroom with its own shower and bath. Internet connections and phones are available in all rooms. All cottages have a verandah for relaxing while enjoying the birds, butterflies and flowers of the garden. Eight of the cottages have two bedrooms with a common sitting room and large fireplace and dining table. Eight cottages have two private suites with a separate dressing room. A large “honeymoon” cottage with two fireplaces and a sitting room are available for special events. This is delightful accommodation and is highly recommended.

Overnight: Karen Blixen Cottages     
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2:
Nairobi – Naivasha

After breakfast this morning, you will be met and driven through the scenically beautiful Great Rift Valley down to Loldia House, nestling on the shores of Lake Naivasha. A two hour drive from Nairobi. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the lawn overlooking Mt Longonot.

Afternoon at leisure on the farm, with the option of a late afternoon walk with Loldia’s resident naturalist or a boat ride on Lake Naivasha, witnessing the prolific variety of bird-life on the lake and the lake shore. Dinner in the traditional dining room hosted by Peter and overnight Loldia House.

At Loldia House you’ll experience the life of Kenya’s early settlers. Loldia House is an ideal spot to relax, taste the pleasures of Kenyan country life and explore the Great Rift Valley. There are beautiful views of the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot. Wild animals roam free on the farm and in the evenings hippo munch quietly by the waterside. Loldia House is only a two hour drive from Nairobi and within easy reach of Nairobi’s International Airport. It is a perfect place from which to begin your exciting safari holiday around Kenya. It is also conveniently located for day trips to the famous Lake Nakuru National Park. There are now also daily flights on Safari Link Aviation direct from Loldia House to the Masai Mara.

Overnight: Loldia House 
Meal Plan: Full Board     

DAY 3:
Lake Nakuru National Park

Early breakfast before departing to Lake Nakuru National Park. Morning game drive around Lake Nakuru, famous for its abundance of flamingos and large variety of water birds. Lake Nakuru is also one of Kenya’s Rhino Sanctuaries and large numbers of Rhinos are regularly seen, along with good sightings of Leopard. Lunch is served under the Acacia trees overlooking the lake. Returning to Loldia in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Loldia House.

Overnight: Loldia House 
Meal Plan: Full Board     

DAY 4:
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Breakfast served on the lawns of Loldia House. After breakfast, there is the opportunity to take a boat ride or an exciting bird walk along the lakeshore with our resident naturalist. Lunch is served at 12.30 at 14.45 you will be transferred to the Loldia airstrip to catch the direct Safari link flight direct to the Mara. Arriving at the Governors’ airstrip at approximately 4:00pm. You will enjoy a short game drive en route to the camp. Pre dinner drinks around the campfire, a candlelit dinner in the dining tent and overnight at Little Governors’ Camp.

Overnight: Little Governors Camp 
Meal Plan: Full Board 

DAY 5 & 6:
Maasai Mara National Reserve  

(Balloon ride at an extra cost)
Depart the camp at 5.15am to the Balloon Safari take off site at Little Governors’. A fabulous I hour Hot Air Balloon safari across the plains of the Masai Mara. On landing enjoy a champagne bush breakfast, freshly cooked in the middle of the Mara plains. Game drive back to camp. Spend the morning relaxing before lunch at the camp, afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at Governors Camp.

On the second day you will have morning and afternoon game viewing drive.

Little Governors’ is intimate in character, with just 17 luxury en-suite tents tucked around a large watering hole that teems with both birds and wildlife. The camp is approached by a boat ride across the Mara River, then an escorted walk through the riverine forest. Vehicles are left on the far river bank, and the camp is therefore quiet and undisturbed. The guest tents at Little Governors’ have recently been renovated and now have great wooden decks with large verandahs for guests to enjoy the constant game activity that takes place around the watering hole at the camp.

Optional extras available activities in addition to the three daily game drives, are:- Guided Big Game walking safaris with one of the Camps’ resident professional guides, followed by a full cooked champagne bush breakfast. Afternoon walking safaris with sundowners are also available. Exciting flying safaris to Lake Victoria for fishing and bird watching at Mfangano Island Camp can also be arranged. All these at an extra cost.

DAY 7:
Nairobi

After a last game drive in the Masai Mara, at 10h00 you will be transferred to the airstrip to catch the 11h00 flight back to Nairobi. Arriving at 12h15, you will be met and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight back home. 

Say good bye to the wonderful country and promise to join us on another expedition.  


NET PRICE GUIDE

 

 

 

 

1 APR – 30 JUN 2013 – 31 DEC 2013

 

 

 

Per Person rate from:

USD 3,285

USD 2,990

USD 2,895

SRS from:

USD 110

USD 110

USD 110

 

 

 

 

1 APR – 30 JUN 2013 – 31 DEC 2013

 

 

 

Per Person rate to:

USD 4,575

USD 4,275

USD 4,170

SRS to:

USD 740

USD 740

USD 740

 

 

 

 

Extra and optional activities

  • Maasai village visit @ USD 35 pp
  • Balloon ride @ USD 495 pp
  • Mfangano Island day trip @ USD 495 pp

Included in the quote:

  • Road transfer to Loldia house
  • Conservation fees at Loldia  House
  • Full board accommodation at Loldia House for 2 nights
  • Visits to Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Drinks at Loldia House – soft drinks, beers and house wines
  • Extra lunch at Loldia House
  • Schedule flight from Loldia house to Maasai Mara
  • Airstrip transfers in the Mara
  • Full board accommodation at Little Governors Camp for 3 nights
  • Park fees in the Mara
  • Park fees in Nakuru
  • 3 game drives per day 
  • Laundry at Loldia House and Little Governors Camp
  • Bottled water at Loldia House and Little Governors Camp
  • Schedule flight from Maasai Mara to Nairobi
  • Transfer from Wilson airport onto JKIA for international flight.

Not included in the quote:

  • All personal expenses
  • All drinks at Little Governors Camp
  • Activities such as balloon ride, Maasai village visit, Mfangano island tour.
  • Any other extras not mentioned above
  • All gratuities

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