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April/May 2018 Special (9 days)

Abercrombie & Kent Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya To Nairobi, Kenya

Valid for Departures Now Through: 09 May 2019

April/May 2018 Special (9 days)

Day 2

Nairobi, Kenya →Laikipia, Kenya

Day 3

Laikipia, Kenya

Day 4

Laikipia, Kenya

Day 5

Laikipia, Kenya

Day 6

Laikipia, Kenya→ Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Nairobi, Kenya
Tamarind Tree Hotel None

Upon arrival please clear with immigration and customs and collect your luggage. Visa can be obtained at the international Airport on arrival.

Proceed through to the International Arrivals Hall where an Abercrombie & Kent representative meets and transfers you to Tamarind Tree Hotel Nairobi for check in.

Located minutes away from both of Nairobi's airports, Tamarind Tree Hotel is a new 4-star hotel located in Langata, Nairobi. The hotel features 160 guest rooms and suites that include 12 inter-connecting rooms. Meals are served at the Tamambo a la carte restaurant while the Duka Coffee Shop offers the best of Kenya's coffee. Its two heated pools are perfect for a quick dip and the state of the art gym is just right for fitness enthusiasts. Tamarind Tree is a five-minute walk from the iconic Carnivore Restaurant and close to the popular Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre. The hotel works well for first night arrivals and dayrooms prior to departure.

Day 2
Nairobi, Kenya
Laikipia, Kenya
Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast and check out.

Meet your A&K representative at the hotel reception and transfer to Wilson Airport for your schedule flight to Laikipia. On arrival, at the airstrip, you will be met by Ol Lentille lodge representative.

Enjoy lunch and an afternoon game drive.

Dinner at leisure.

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is a very special conservation project in fashionable Laikipia. Four fabulous houses are set in rolling forested hills 90 minutes’ drive from Nanyuki. These houses are unabashedly luxurious. Each house has its own chef, staff, four-wheel drive and a highly trained Maasai guide from the local area. All completely separate from each other; the houses can be rented together or individually.

There's a swimming pool, library and broadband internet access at the main house, a jogging track, boules court and a wide range of other activities. Guests can go quad biking, horseback riding or on guided walks in the bush. The less active can spend a relaxing afternoon at the spa. One of the excellent extras at Ol Lentille is an exciting bush skills course taught by Maasai guides who are full partners in the conservation project that is financed by your visit.

Day 3
Laikipia, Kenya
Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

There are a myriad of activities to take part in at Ol Lentille including:

• Day and night game drives

• Private game drives as standard

• Walking safaris

• Camel safaris

• Horse riding (chargeable extra and only for experienced riders)

• Mountain and quad biking

• Conservation initiatives first hand

• Authentic community experiences

• Maasai and Samburu culture

• Unlimited spa treatments

• Bush meals in stunning locations

Day 4
Laikipia, Kenya
Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Another day to enjoy the activities offered at the lodge.

Day 5
Laikipia, Kenya
Sanctuary at Ol Lentille Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Another day to take advantage of the lodge's facilities.

Day 6
Laikipia, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Mahali Mzuri Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast and check out.

Transfer to the airstrip for your schedule flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve. You are met at the airstrip and transferred to Mahali Mzuri your base for the next three nights.

Mahali Mzuri (Swahili for a good place) is Virgin's Limited Edition safari camp in the Maasai Mara. Located in the Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem, Mahali Mzuri comprises of 12 tented suites able to accommodate a maximum of 24 guests at any one time. Each tented suite rests on a raised platform and features a spacious bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub, a sitting area and a terrace with views over the Mara Plains.

Motorogi conservancy is a great location to spot big cats and a diverse range of other wildlife. Apart from morning and evening game viewing, guests can go on walking safaris and hot air balloon safaris. A dip in the infinity pool and a relaxing spa treatment will ensure a rested vacation.

Day 7
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Mahali Mzuri Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend full day exploring the Masai Mara with game viewing activities.

The Maasai Mara plays host to the most spectacular array of wildlife. 1,500 square kilometers (580 square miles) of broad biscuit-colored savannah sprawls as home to huge numbers of birds (almost 600 species) and animals and is adjacent to the enormous expanse of the Serenegeti; the two make up the most diverse ecosystem on the continent.

The word 'mara' comes from the local dialect, Maa, as spoken by the Maasai and means 'spotted'; certainly the vast grasslands here are dotted by the shadows of small clouds which scud across a huge sky above. Every year this special place witnesses the most incredible animal phenomenon on the planet - the wildebeest migration. The mass of plains game moving north from the Serengeti in search of fresh pasture returning south around October, a heaving line of grunting, snorting life that stretches for miles. At the Mara River they mass together nervously on the banks before plunging onwards; their pursuit of food overwhelming their fear of the crocodiles that lie in wait for the annual feast. This incredible spectacle involves the movement of over a million wildebeest and their fellow travelers, half a million Thomson's gazelle, half a million zebra as well as smaller herds of topi and eland all operating on the principle of safety in numbers. They are followed, inevitably, by predators, primarily lions and hyena.

Day 8
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Mahali Mzuri Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You have the opportunity to go on an early morning balloon safari - payable locally.

As the balloon is inflated against the first rays of sunrise your pilot will go through safety procedures. Once aloft, the balloon floats gently over the plains, giving a bird's eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon. After around one hour the balloon lands as breakfast is already being prepared and, of course, enjoy a glass or two of bubbly to toast your flight in a tradition initiated by the Montgolfier brothers.

Enjoy game viewing back to the camp.

Later go on an afternoon game drive.

Dinner at the camp.

Day 9
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Lazizi Premier Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a morning game drive and transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nairobi. You will be met by an A&K representative at Wilson Airport and transferred to Lazizi Premier Hotel for day use room.Conveniently located at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Lazizi Premier is Kenya's first airport hotel. Lazizi comprises 144 guest rooms spread over four floors. All around the hotel are touches of contemporary art and from its ceiling hangs an exquisite solar-powered ring chandelier that lights up beautifully at night. Meals at Lazizi are served at the Aroma and Kitchen 9 restaurants while guests can sip on the drink of their choice at the Velocity bar. Being less than five minutes away from the airport terminals, Lazizi Premier offers timely convenience in a comfortable setting. Later meet your A&K driver guide at the hotel reception and transfer to the departure terminal for your departure flight.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

A safari through the exclusive 40,000 Ol Lentille Conservancy in Laikipia and the game rich Masai Mara National Reserve.

About Us

Abercrombie & Kent Kenya pioneered their first safari in 1962 and, more than 50 years later, they are still a leader in innovative travel. Due to their wealth of experience this onsite can offer your clients unique journeys across Kenya on a variety of budgets – from mid-range to ultraluxury. A&K Kenya is constantly looking for the newest activities throughout the country to ensure that each of their tailor-made trips has a selection of exciting inclusions, guaranteeing your client a vacation like no other. With an online payment option, and dedicated Virtuoso tour consultants, A&K Kenya make your life as easy as possible.

Insider Tip

Helicopter day trips to Mount Kenya or Turkana are a worthwhile safari addition.

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By: Murf


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2014

Abercrombie & Kent Kenya, especially Fiona and Benton, ensured that our trip to Kenya was an unforgettable experience.  My sister and I went to Kenya to visit animal orphanages. Abercrombie & Kent Kenya met us at the Nairobi airport and made the entire trip a seamless experience.   Abercrombie & Kent Kenya staff drove us to our destinations, took us on game drives and delivered us to our flights. Abercrombie & Kent Kenya's staff brought a wealth of information including knowledge about the animals, history and culture.  I would not hesitate to recommend Abercrombie & Kent Kenya.  The company and staff ensured that our trip was amazing.    
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By: laurarobi


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2014

Thank you for a wonderful vacation! I feel like I attended a semester in college, I learned so much on safari. Our guides were great, accommodations were excellent and connections flawless. Patricia, in Nairobi, was especially fun and extremely helpful. You have a real gem in her! I will recommend your company any time!
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By: Jim H


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2017

A&K put together, along with my Travel Advisor, a custom 8 week long tour of Africa for me involving 8 countries. It was a great trip. It covered everything I had wanted to see and more, providing great variety. The travel arrangements all worked smoothly, The accommodations, guides, excursions provided were all first rate. I've used A&K on many trips before. This was probably the most complicated one they have organized for me and I am delighted with how smoothly it went.
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