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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years
Series: Odyssey
Location: Kenya
Length: 7 Days
Accommodation Comfort: High Comfort
Priced From: $4076





 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Palacina Hotel
Tortilis Camp
Leleshwa Camp
or Serian Camp
or Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp


AREAS VISITED:
KENYA
Nairobi
Amboseli Game Reserve
Masai Mara Game Reserve




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THE BEST OF KENYA

Deluxe Wing Tented Lodge Value Safari

Overview

If you have a short amount of time for your safari, or if you wish to combine Kenya with another destination, the Best of Kenya Safari is ideal. This safari can certainly stand on its own, as it features the best that Kenya has to offer, from the classic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Amboseli to the migratory herds, lions and elephants of the vast Mara Plains. Not only will you go on exciting game drives, but you’ll also night drives and game walks, plus a visit to an authentic Masai village. Select from our recommended deluxe tented lodges in the Masai Mara: Kichwa Tembo, Leleshwa Camp, or Serian Camp; or we will gladly listen to your preference. Our Safari Coordinators will assist in combining the Best of Kenya Safari with extensions to Tanzania, gorilla trekking in Rwanda, South Africa, Egypt, Victoria Falls or anything else you can imagine. Whatever you decide, this safari promises to deliver the experience of a lifetime!



Visit the best of Kenya’s National Parks

Stay in eco-sustainable properties

Take exciting night game drives

Visit authentic villages on cultural excursions

Go on off-the-beaten-path walking safaris

Optional hot air balloon safari


Day 01: Nairobi
Day 02: Amboseli Game Reserve
Day 03: Amboseli Game Reserve
Day 04: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 05: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 06: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 07: Nairobi / Your Journey Onwards

Full Itinerary


 
 

DAY 1 Nairobi, Kenya

Touch down in magical Kenya! A warm welcome awaits after you make your way through customs and immigrations. Our Born Free host will escort you to the hotel and prepare you for your upcoming adventure!

Palacina Hotel

DAY 2 & 3 Amboseli Game Reserve – Mt. Kilimanjaro

Enjoy a grand buffet breakfast at the hotel, and then you are off on safari! Fly to the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Amboseli Game Reserve. Amboseli is a place of stark contrast, the name meaning “salty dust” in Masai. Despite its sometimes dry and dusty appearance, the reserve has an endless supply of water filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Mt. Kilimanjaro’s snow melt. These underground streams converge into clear fresh water springs in the heart of the park. The powder like dust is volcanic ash, which was thrown from Kilimanjaro millennia ago. The main attraction of Amboseli is its vast herds of elephant; the bull elephants here have some of the largest tusks in Kenya. Other game includes the rare black rhino, herds of zebra and wildebeest and their predators, and more than 300 species of birds.

The early morning and late afternoon photographic opportunities here are incredible, with plentiful game and Mt. Kilimanjaro (the highest freestanding mountain in the world) providing an impressive and majestic backdrop.

Accommodations are in Tortilis Camp, an exclusive tented lodge on the edge of the Reserve. Enjoy the luxury of going out with a Maasai expert for a guided game walk outside the park. Take a game drive in an open-sided vehicle. Watch elephant families close by as they forage just outside camp. Relax in the lounge and gaze at the awe-inspiring view of Africa’s highest mountain: Kilimanjaro. Eat a delicious home style meal, made with vegetables and herbs grown in camp. Take in the view from your tent verandah. At night, the sounds of the bush lull you to sleep.

Amboseli Tortilis Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4-6 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Watch the sunrise over Kilimanjaro before flying on to the Masai Mara. The Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania. The annual migration of wildebeest moves from the Serengeti into the Mara, and behind the wildebeest follow the predators. The Mara has fabulous resident game all year round and never fails to disappoint. In one sweep of binoculars you can see a hundred elephants, lion, cheetah, impala, zebra, and wildebeest. Become a part of the life in the Mara – birth, feeding, death and life – an incredible experience that you will never forget.

During your stay, there will never be a lack of activities. Depending on your choice of hotel, you may choose to take traditional game drives in open vehicles; take a thrilling night game drive; ride a horse or camel; visit a traditional village; or give back to the local community through volunteer work.

Leleshwa Camp / Serian Camp / Kichwa Tembo (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

– ADVENTURE OPTION –
Hot Air Balloon Safari

DAY 7 Your Journey Onwards

Bid farewell to the bush and fly from the Mara back to Nairobi, where you will be transferred to a dayroom to unwind before your international departure.

(Breakfast)

Rates

Born Free Safaris 2013 Tariff
Rates per person, US dollars
Property Season Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Kichwa Tembo Jan 1 – March 31 $4076.00 $4648.00
  April 1 – May 31 N/A N/A
  June 1 – June 30 $4076.00 $4648.00
  July 1 – Oct 20 $4536.00 $5258.00
  Oct 21 – Dec 20 $4076.00 $4648.00
  Dec 21 – Dec 31 $4536.00 $5258.00
       
Leleshwa Jan 1 – March 31 $4356.00 $4748.00
  April 1 – May 31 N/A N/A
  June 1 – June 30 $4356.00 $4748.00
  July 1 – Oct 31 $4810.00 $5320.00
  Nov 1 – Dec 15 $5476.00 $4748.00
  Dec 16 – Dec 31 $4810.00 $5320.00
       
Serian Jan 1 – March 31 $4922.00 $5258.00
  April 1 – May 31 N/A N/A
  June 1 – June 30 $4922.00 $5258.00
  July 1 – Sept 30 $5146.00 $5544.00
  Oct 1 – Dec 20 $4922.00 $5258.00
  Dec 21 – Dec 31 $5146.00 $5544.00
Rates include land arrangements and internal air as specified:
Nairobi-Amboseli; Amboseli-Mara; Mara – Nairobi
International and internal airfare not included.

The Born Free Travel Desk will assist in the coordination of the most cost-effective air schedule.

If tour dates fall between seasons, the rate may vary.

Holiday surcharges may apply.

SAFARI DATES:
Contact the Born Free office for departure dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES:
All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 guests. Specialty properties are subject to final confirmation. Should the minimum number of guests not be met, we will offer one of the following options: offer an alternative date; modify services, if necessary, with the approval of the traveler; or an optional supplement will be offered. Should no alternative be acceptable, Born Free will offer a full refund of all monies received. IS THIS TRIP NOT EXACTLY AS YOU WISH?
Not to worry. Born Free will customize your trip. Custom does not mean more expensive – in some cases, it may even be less. Custom means doing what you want, when you want, in the style you want. A Born Free specialist will listen to your ideas and/or advise you of hidden gems that you may not be aware of. Call 800-372-3274.



Meet and greet services at the airport; All transfers to and from airports, hotels and lodges; Accommodations as specified in the itinerary (subject to confirmation); Meals as specified in the itinerary; All touring and game activities as specified in the itinerary; All entrance fees; Professional English-speaking guides; Hotel & local tourism taxes

Born Free is Fully Insured * U.S. Bank Account * Assistance with Visas and International Airfare

NOT INCLUDED:
International airfare; internal airfare (required from Durban – Port Elizabeth; travel insurance; passport and visa fees; airport departure taxes, unless noted; gratuities to dining room and room staff; gratuities to private guides; meals other then what is stated; beverages; excess baggage charges; personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges.

Gratuities are not included for local guides and are at the traveler’s discretion and should be based on the level of satisfaction of the services received. Recommended guidelines for each safari will be provided on the Born Free pre-tour documentation.

HOW TO JOIN A TOUR:
Call the Born Free office at 800-372-3274 to request space availability and departure dates. We will also assist in coordinating the best airfares or guiding you on how to use your points or mileage. If you are planning to make your own air arrangements please request a suggested flight schedule from us first.