TTAND Exclusive Departure: Captivating Kenyan Safari

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    TTAND Exclusive Departure: Captivating Kenyan Safari

    Photo: Family meeting an elephant up close and personal

    Double Occupancy Rate:  $7,459.00 CAD (per person)        

    Single Supplement: ADD $1,340.00 CAD   

    Deposit Amount: $800.00 per person (Due at time of booking)


    Feature & Benefits: 

    • Airport transfers
    • Accommodation
    • All meals included on safari (Full board)
    • One bush dinner and one bush Breakfast
    • Park entry fees
    • Game viewing activities
    • Domestic flight Mara to Wilson
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Water on safari
    • 4 x 4 Landrover with pop up roof
    • Flying Doctors insurance while on safari

    Itinerary: 

    DAY 1: Saturday 13 March 2021
    Arrive Nairobi 
    Activity: Transfer to the hotel
    Accommodation: The Boma Hotel
    JAMBO - KARIBU!!

    Welcome to Kenya! You shall arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where upon arrival and after clearing customs and immigration; (Canadian passport holders need a visa to enter Kenya) you will be welcomed and met by a Tourcan Vacations representative and chauffeured to your hotel in Nairobi. 

    DAY 2: Sunday 14 March 2021 
    Nairobi  
    Activity: Daphne Sheldrick orphanage, Giraffe center, lunch at Tamambo restaurant, & Karen Blixen museum visit
    Accommodation: The Boma Hotel  
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

    Meet the guide in the hotel lobby then depart on a half day tour. 

    Visit Daphne Sheldrick orphanage. This visit takes place from 11:00am to 1200pm. Travel to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, also known as the Elephant Orphanage. It is widely known the damage that poachers have done, and keep doing, to the elephant population (as well as other animals, like rhinos).  In an effort to save the baby elephants that are orphaned due to poacher’s attacks, the Sheldrick Trust takes charge of being their “adoptive mother” and taking care of them 24/7 – feeding them, making sure they are warm enough, or cold enough if it is too warm, playing with them, and giving them lots of love! The only time that is possible to see the elephants is from 11am to 12 noon. This is the time when the keepers bring the elephants to a cordoned area to play, feed, and to show the public how well they are doing. While you don’t get to feed the elephants, if they get close to you, you can touch and pet them. But, just being there, watching them playing happily with each other and listening to their story, is quite a movie experience. Continue to visit the Giraffe center and get the opportunity to get up close and personal with these friendly giants. Established by Jock Leslie-Melville in 1979, the centre's main purpose is to protect and help in the breeding of the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. During a visit to the centre, you will be able to interact with and feed the Giraffes from a raised observation platform. These platforms allow the visitors to come eye-to-eye with the Giraffes. The centre also has a large auditorium where you can listen to talks about Giraffe conservation and a various activities the centre is involved in. As part of a community outreach program, the centre also displays a number of art pieces done by the local school children during the annual environmental competition. The funds from the purchasing of the artwork goes to funding an ecological trip programme for underprivileged children. Also found at the centre is a 95 acre nature sanctuary. The sanctuary consists of an indigenous forest comprised of Ngong and Ololua forest and a seasonal river; the Gogo River. Visitors can take a 1.5 kilometre (0.93 miles) wander through the thick forest and bushland and view the various animals including Warthogs, Monkeys, Squirrels and Bushbuck. The walk also offers excellent bird watching opportunities.

    After lunch at Tamambo restaurant, visit the Karen Blixen museum then return to the hotel.

    This evening we shall enjoy our welcome dinner at the hotel.

    DAY 3: Monday 15 March 2021 Nairobi 
    Samburu Game Reserve
    Approximate travel time: 380km – 5 ½ hrs
    Activity: Transfer to Samburu Game Reserve & afternoon game viewing drive
    Accommodation: Elephant Bedroom Camp
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Check out of the hotel after breakfast.
    Your guide driver will help you load your luggage into the safari land cruiser then proceed to Samburu. Arrival in time for lunch, short siesta then head for an afternoon game viewing drive.

    The waters of the great Ewaso Nyiro river, dotted with doum palms meanders through the reserve giving it an oasis setting and draws wildlife in great numbers to its banks. The verdant riverine forest is a stark contrast to the arid thorn studded plains. Samburu is visited by large herds of Elephants, drawn by the promise of water. In the dry season, the elephants use their tusks to dig deep into the dry river beds, unearthing precious water. These waterholes then become a focal point for other game. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species; including the Gerenuk (Twiga gazelle) due to her long neck, the beisa Oryx, the Reticulated Giraffe, the Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. Samburu is also an ornithological paradise, home to many birds including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vinaceous Dove. Leopards are often seen at dusk. The Samburu culture is a truly fascinating one, sharing a great deal of ancestral and linguistic ties to the Maasai. The entire Samburu region is a place of breath-taking and magical beauty, a place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the river as a leopard emerges to hunt brings the perfect end to a day on safari. 

    Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

    DAY 4: Tuesday 16 March 2021
    Samburu Game Reserve
    Activity: On safari in the reserve
    Accommodation: Elephant Bedroom Camp 
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    After an early breakfast enjoy a full day of game viewing drives in both Samburu and the nearby Buffalo Springs Game Reserves. The verdant riverine forest along the Ewaso Nyiro River is a stark contrast to the arid thorn studded plains. Packs of African Hunting Dogs are some of the animals you may see during your game viewing. Our driver guide will carefully select an amazing picnic site with a great scenic view where you will take your picnic lunches before venturing into the bush once again! Be on the look-out for the 'special five of Samburu', other wildlife and a large number of bird species. Return to your lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.
    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (Extra cost): Visit to a Samburu Manyatta to see how the tribe lives in this harsh surrounding.

    DAY 5: Wednesday 17 March 2021
    Samburu Game Reserve - Lake Nakuru National Park
    Approximate travel time: 294.6 km - 6 Hours 
    Activity: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park & afternoon game viewing drive
    Accommodation: Mbweha Safari Camp 
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru National Park with a brief stopover at Thompson's Falls named after Joseph Thompson who was the first European to walk from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the early 1880's. Proceed to the Lake Nakuru, famous as home to thousands of lesser and greater flamingo. This park also provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe, black and white rhino and the elusive leopard. Arrive in time for lunch at your preferred choice of accommodation and some leisure time, before later in the afternoon head out for game viewing drive in search of both the black and white rhino, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe (Twiga), the elusive leopard as well as a host of other plains game and with a chance to visit the shores of the lake where you may walk with millions of flamingos. Return for dinner and overnight.


    Photo: Elephant bedroom camp tented accommodations 
    DAY 6: Thursday 18 March 2021
    Lake Nakuru National Park
    Activity: Full day game viewing drive in the park
    Accommodation: Mbweha Safari Camp  
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Enjoy a full day of game viewing drives in the scenic national park. The likes of the Abyssinian black and white colobus monkeys among other animals make your game drive one of a kind. Our driver guide will identify a nice picnic site for your picnic lunches. Lake Nakuru boasts of the highest number of white and black rhinos and over 450 species of bird recorded. Night game drive returning for dinner and overnight.

    DAY 7: Friday 19 March 2021
    Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara Game Reserve
    Approximate travel time: 365km - 5 ½ hours
    Activity: Transfer to Masai Mara Game Reserve & afternoon game viewing drive
    Accommodation: Tipilikwani Luxury Mara Camp
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Enjoy an early breakfast and depart for the Maasai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in this vast and expansive reserve teaming with game. Be on the look-out for the 'big five' Mara is famous for and the most sought after in the early 20th century when Kenya was a hunters' paradise. Killing any of them game one some class, pride, heroism. These include the lion, Cape buffalo, the savanna elephant, black rhino and the elusive leopard. The vast savannah grasslands as far as the eye can see is home to impalas, Maasai giraffes, waterbucks, wart hogs, Thompson & grand gazelles, topis, the resident wildebeests among many others. Dinner and overnight at your camp. 

    DAY 8 & 9: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 March 2021
    Masai Mara Game Reserve
    Activity: On safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve 
    Accommodation: Tipilikwani Luxury Mara Camp 
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Full day in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game viewing drives in search of the 'big five'. Masai Mara is the northern most extension of the Serengeti Plains and one of the richest wildlife Game Reserves. It is home to the awesome black-manned lion, the elusive leopard, stately giraffes, and vast herds of elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other plains game. Return to your lodge/camp for meals and overnight.

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (Extra cost): 
    Today’s adventure begins just before dawn. Flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crew inflate their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies and the hot air balloon fills then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-coloured canopy, you're off for a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. Apart from the occasional hiss of the burners, a lion's roar, elephants crashing through the bush, baboons perched in the tips of the trees startled and screeching to see something above them, the flight above the Masai Mara plains is magically silent. At the end of the flight, the passengers are treated to a champagne breakfast in the bush, complete with flowers. China and crystal are set out on the table that is placed under a convenient acacia tree. The finishing touch to the flight is a game drive back to the camp, and the possibility of seeing the same pride of lions, or herd of elephants that had been viewed while ballooning. A flight certificate is issued on completion of the balloon safari. Back at Camp enjoy a sumptuous lunch and a well-deserved rest. And/or enjoy a visit to a traditional Masai Manyatta. Experience the culture of this world famous community - the Maasai still lives as they did for centuries; interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions. Continue with your afternoon game viewing drive before returning to your camp for dinner and overnight.

    DAY 10: Monday 22 March 2021
    Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi 
    Activity: Return to Nairobi & Depart Nairobi
    Day room: Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel
    Included meals: Breakfast  

    Amka! Wake up early with coffee/tea and head off on your last trail of the African savannah – hopefully, you’ll see some big game. Return to the Camp for breakfast. Unfortunately, all good experiences must come to an end and sadly you must say Kwaheri to your wonderful Camp Manager and his team. You are then transferred to the Ole Kiombo airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi. Not empty handed though. With us are photographs that have captured the special moments we have had on this safari to immortalize the experience. On arrival in Nairobi we transfer to our hotel where day rooms will be booked for your convenience. This evening you will be transferred from the hotel to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, using the hotel shuttle for your homebound flight.

    Photo: Rhino spotted on tour in Kenya
      • What’s included:
        • Transfer from/ to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
        • Full Board Accommodation while on safari. 
        • One Bush Dinner
        • One Bush Breakfast
        • Dinner at the Stanley
        • Park entry fees while on safari
        • Domestic flight: Masai Mara – Wilson (15kgs maximum)
        • Services of professional English Speaking guide-driver
        • Bottled mineral drinking water in the safari vehicle while on safari
        • Game viewing drives as per program
        • Use of a custom designed pop-up roof Safari Land Cruiser while on safari.
        • Complimentary Flying Doctors cover while on safari

        What’s not included:
        • All other airfare and related fees
        • Kenya Visa and Visa fees.
        • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
        • Optional activities such as balloon safari, etc.
        • Drinks.
        • Insurance.
        • Items of a personal nature such as room service, telephone calls, tips/gratuities, etc.
        • Any item not listed under included.
    Important information: 
    1. A visa is required to enter Kenya. This can obtained on-line
    2. Visit your health clinic or doctor to determine if any inoculations are required.
    3. Anti-malaria protection required. Consult your health clinic or doctor.
    4. Travel Insurance is essential.

    OPTIONAL – MOMBASA BEACH 

    DAY 10: Monday 22 March 2021
    Nairobi / Mombasa 
    Activity: Flight to Mombasa & transfer to the resort
    Accommodation: Leopard Beach Resort - Deluxe Terrace / Sands at Nomad - Sea Breeze Room
    Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    On arrival at Ukunda airport, you will be met, assisted with your luggage then transferred to your beach hotel for check-in. 
    Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

    DAY 11 & 12: Tuesday 23 March 2021
    Mombasa 
    Activity: At Leisure
    Accommodation: Leopard Beach Resort - Deluxe Terrace / Sands at Nomad - Sea Breeze Room
    Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner
    These days are at leisure for you to enjoy the white sandy beach and sunshine at your beach resort. You may also partake in optional beach activities from Scuba diving, snorkeling to deep sea fishing which can be arranged at an extra cost.

    DAY 13: 
    Mombasa / Wilson
    Activity: Return flight to Nairobi and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport  
    Included meals: Breakfast  
    Enjoy a leisurely morning at your beach hotel. Check out of the hotel and you will be transferred to Ukunda airport to board the flight back to Nairobi. On arrival you will be met then are transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to check in for your homebound flight. 

      • What’s included:
        • Domestic flight: Wilson - Ukunda – Wilson 
        • Transfer from/ to Ukunda Airport
        • Half Board Accommodation while on the beach
        • Services of professional English Speaking guide-driver
        • Bottled mineral drinking water in the safari vehicle while on safari

        What’s not included: 
        • All other airfare and related fees
        • Kenya Visa and Visa fees.
        • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
        • Optional activities such as balloon safari, etc.
        • Drinks.
        • Insurance.
        • Items of a personal nature such as room service, telephone calls, tips/gratuities, etc.
        • Any item not listed under included.

      Optional Tours:

      Masai Manyatta: $80 CAD per person

      Balloon Safari: $740 CAD per person

      Extension to Mombassa (3-day/4-night)

      Leopard Beach Resort: $1,249.00 Per Person

      Single Supplement ADD: $185.00 CAD 

      Sands at Nomad

      $1,595.00 CAD per person sharing

      $595.00 CAD single supplement


      Photo: Leopard enjoying a beautiful Kenyan Day 

      Be completely captivated by the beauty of Kenya. Book today! Advance booking savings offer ends: November 19, 2020

      Terms & Conditions: Deposit of CA $800 per person at time of booking. Deposit is non-refundable unless safari is cancelled. Final payment due 60-days prior to departure.  Note: **Package cost is based on minimum 10 paying passengers. If we have less than 10 we will need to reprice the package as the pricing will definitely increase.** Group Reservation Number:  TTAND120321 

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