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Title: Tanzania Safari Tours


1
Kenya Safari
A travel guide for Kenya, giving you a quick
rundown of the destination, famous sightseeing
points as well as customized itineraries to suit
every traveler type.
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Kenya Map
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General Information
Climate
  • Full Name Republic of Kenya
  • Currency Kenyan Shilling ( KSH)
  • Time Difference 1 hour 30 minutes behind India
    time
  • Capital Nairobi
  • Airport Jomo Kenyatta Intl.
  • Language Swahili is the local language.
    However English is widely spoken by locals.
  • Electricity 220 by 240 walts
  • Water Bottled water is recommended

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General Brief
  • East Africa is the ultimate destination for
    wildlife lovers.
  • Home to famous Big five" (Lion, Elephant,
    Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo)
  • The national parks, game reserves and private
    sanctuaries in this part of the world are a
    marvel to behold.
  • You will find an incredible array of
    ecosystems, each home to its own unique range of
    species open savannah, deep forest, freshwater
    lakes, alpine meadows, coral reef, caves,
    beaches, river deltas and more come and
    experience a land like no other. Beauty and
    variety."
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination is required before you
    enter the country.
  • Malaria exists throughout the year in Kenya.
  • Indian Nationals get obtained Kenya visa on
    arrival at a fee of USD 50/-

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Lets Go Safari
  • You must recommend the following to be
    carried by your clients.
  • Binoculars, Sun glasses, Safari Hat, Casual Wear
    (Jeans, T-shirt), Cad Shoes, Mosquito repellent,
    sun block cream, First Aid medicine, Torche,
    Camera, Video Cameras, Extra battery, Camera
    Rolls, Liquor as its expensive to buy in lodges.
  • Its Illegal to hunt in Kenya.
  • Safari drives are rough roads which runs
    averagely for 4 to 5 hrs daily.
  • Safaris are done in non- air conditioned
    vehicles.

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Lets Go Safari
  • Before the start of the Safari, driver/guide
    gives entire brief of Safari, DOs and DONTs
    during the safari etc.
  • Driver / Guides has indebt knowledge on roads,
    best view point to see the game, they are
    connected with Radio phones with their offices
    and other drivers on road, in case of any
    unforeseen events.
  • You can recommend Air Kenya charter flights to
    various Game Parks. There are air strips in Masai
    Mara, Amboseli, Samburu which can be used to
    avoid travel through rough roads.

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Lets Go Safari
  • Generally for an Indian client its recommended
    to go for a 6 night Kenya Safari, which has
    adventure, variety and comfortable for a family.
    NBO MASAI NAKURU ARK MT KENYA
  • If the trip is combined with South Africa a
    short 4-night safari is recommended to give a
    good safari experience. Example NBO NAKURU
    MARA.
  • For a seasoned traveller AMBOSELI SAMBURU can
    be recommended as these 2 parks are quite far to
    travel and are expensive.
  • The right time to travel on safari is Jul-Aug,
    where one can see the Migration.
  • Apr-May-Jun are the low months of travel as it
    rains in Kenya, safari is still recommended and
    appreciated.

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Shopping
  • Kenya has excellent shopping facilities for
    almost everything you need particularly
    souveniors.
  • You'll find a wide range of local products that
    make ideal souvenirs or gifts to capture memories
    of your Kenya safari.
  • What to buy Traditional artefacts, jewellery,
    beautiful carvings, the world's best coffee,
    precious stones, furniture, cloth, excellent
    local music, wonderful modern art and so much
    more to be found.

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Meals
  • On your Safari all the meals are included. i.e.
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its FULL BOARD,
    except Nairobi which is on bed and breakfast
    basis.
  • Its a buffet meal served at all the lodges.
  • Kenya having a host of Indian population can
    offer variety of Indian cuisine. Though its
    cooked by a Kenyan chef. You get fair choice of
    vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian food.
  • Your safaris and drives are completed in such a
    manner that you do not miss your meals.

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Nairobi
  • Nairobi is the capital of Kenya.
  • A commercial city all Safari starts and end in
    Nairobi.
  • Generally 1 night is preferred to stay before
    the start or after the safari.
  • Malaria exists throughout the year in Kenya but
    Nairobi is safer.
  • There are plenty of Indian restaurants available
    in Kenya.
  • Non-vegies can experience different types of game
    meat at CARNIVORE RESTAURANT.
  • Nairobi is famous for crimes. Some Safety tips
    for clients.
  • Its important never to walk alone anywhere in
    night in Nairobi.
  • Recommend not to wear any jewelery, keep a firm
    grip on your bag if you have to carry one.
  • Do not take any strangers invitation and enter a
    building.
  • Always keep your belongings in lock and key, use
    safe deposit facilities at the hotel.

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Hotel Inter-continental Nairobi
  • The popular Inter-continental is an ideal
    business cum leisure hotel offering high
    international standards of service and
    accommodation that are the hallmark of all
    Inter-continental hotels worldwide.
  • Overlooking the city, the Nairobi Uhuru Gardens
    and the Kenyan Parliament, it is only 10 minutes
    walk minutes from the city centre and 20 minutes
    from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
  • The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms,
    excellent restaurants, conference and meeting
    rooms, shops, swimming pool, casino and a host of
    other facilities.

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Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • South Western Kenya is the Maasai Mara Game
    Reserve, widely considered to be Africas
    greatest wildlife reserve. The Mara comprises
    200 sq miles of open plains, woodlands and
    riverine forest.
  • The worlds greatest natural spectacle, the
    Great Wildebeest Migration from Serengeti, begins
    from July to October, the promise of rain and
    fresh life giving grass in the north brings more
    than 1.3 million Wildebeest together into a
    single massive herd.

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Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • At the Mara River they mass together on the
    banks before finally plunging forward through the
    raging waters, creating a frenzy as they fight
    against swift currents and waiting crocodiles.
  • Getting their A 3 hour drive from Nairobi.
    You can fly to Mara, which is serviced by 2
    airstrips.
  • Activities Game viewing, Ballon rides, bird
    watching

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Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Luxuriously bedrooms, swimming pool, a boutique
    and gift shop.
  • The lodge has 77 rooms, 12 suites and 1
    Presidential suite.
  • Every room and suite has a private, elevated
    verandah with splendid views across the valley.
  • The lodge has direct-dial telephone facilities
    as well as satellite television.
  • In addition to all these modern facilities there
    is a well-stocked shop selling curios, clothing,
    jewellery, general accessories and personal
    requisites and toiletries.
  • The lodge has spacious conference facilties for
    up to 120 guests and is an excellent venue for
    special occassions.
  • The Sopa has all the facilities that a modern
    traveller could wish for and more - a stunning
    location in one of the greatest wildlife havens
    in the world.

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Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Nakuru provides the visitor to view Thousands
    of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe
    the shores of this soda lake.
  • Nakuru has more than just flamingos. This is a
    major National Park and an important sanctuary
    for Rhino. Both Black and White Rhino are found
    here.
  • There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra,
    buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and
    more.
  • This is one of your best chances of seeing
    Leopard in Kenya, and there are several large
    prides of Lion.
  • Getting their Nakuru is a 2 hour drive from
    Nairobi. There is an airstrip in Nakuru which
    charter flights can use.

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Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Both black and white rhino are being given a new
    lease of life in this 188 sq km, fully-fenced
    park and they are carefully protected. The
    present rhino population is 53 and continuing to
    multiply.
  • he Rothschilds giraffe is another rarity and the
    park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard,
    wild dog, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion.
  • Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east
    ecological niche of the park, with commanding
    views of the lake and both the lesser and greater
    flamingos for which it is justly famous.
  • There is a good programme of activities and
    evening entertainment. The Mama Nikki Bar, the
    shimmering blue pool and the cocktail bar are
    particularly inviting after a day's game viewing!

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Aberdare National Park
  • The Aberdare National Park is part of the
    Aberdare Mountain Range, a fascinating region of
    Kenya.
  • There is a variety of accommodation. Treetops
    and the Ark, a lodge built in the shape of Noahs
    Ark.
  • Night game viewing is provided by the lodges in
    the Salient area of the Park with excellent
    sightings of elephant, buffalo, lion and rhino,
    drawn to the waterholes and saltlicks each
    evening.
  • Activities Night game viewing, trout fishing
    in ice - cold rivers, camping, hiking, nature
    tails.

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The Ark Lodge
  • Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park,
    this unique game lodge overlooks a floodlit
    waterhole and salt lick which attracts a host of
    wildlife.
  • Resembling, and named after, Noah's Ark, the Ark
    comprises three decks from which numerous
    balconies and lounges provide superb vantage
    points for game viewing.
  • A ground level bunker provides excellent
    photographic opportunities and takes you closer
    than you would believe possible to the animals.
  • Comfortable en suite cabins are fitted with
    buzzers to announce the arrival of one of the Big
    Five at the water hole.
  • Before embarking on the half-hour drive to The
    Ark, lunch is served at the charming nearby
    hotel.

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Treetops
  • Treetops is the original tree lodge, legendary
    for its historical royal connection, for the
    animals it attracts and for the sheer joy of
    exploring a tree house.
  • The lodge rises dramatically out of the ground
    on stilts and overlooks a water hole and salt
    lick. It has four decks and a rooftop viewing
    platform. Solely dedicated to game viewing, the
    accommodation is compact and cosy.
  • At 6450 feet above sea level it is chilly at
    night at all times of the year and during the
    Kenyan winter, from June to September, you will
    need sweaters and hats for comfort and warmth.
  • The fifty twin bedded rooms are small and neat
    and cosy, like cabins on board ship.

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Mt. Kenya National Park
  • AT 5,199m high, Mt. Kenya is East Africas
    second highest mountain.
  • Part of the mountains fascination is the
    variation in flora, including Giant Groundsel and
    Lobelia, and fauna as the altitude changes.
  • These forest belts are host to many different
    animals and plants with at least 11 unique
    species.
  • Game to view includes Black and White Colobus
    and Sykes Monkeys, bushbuck, Rock and rock Hyrax,
    Greater galago, white tailed, buffalo, elephant
    and lower down Olive Baboon, waterbuck, Black
    Rhino, black fronted duikers, leopard, giant
    forest hog, genet cat, bush pig and hyena.
  • The high altitude heath at the top (3,000
    3,5000m) is generally open, dotted with shrubs
    African Sage, protea and helichrysum.

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Mt. Kenya Safari Club
  • Mt.Kenya Safari Club was founded in 1959 by
    William Holden, the late film star, highly
    eccentric American Ray Ryan and Carl Hirschmann,
    a Swiss financier.
  • The Club still retains a strong sense of history
    and, unlike many hotels, has not swept away the
    old in favour of the new.
  • The William Holden cottages retain an ambience
    recalling the 1950's glamour.
  • The huge grounds at the Club are absolutely
    fabulous! Immaculately kept, abundant with
    beautiful blooming shrubs and trees, dotted with
    ponds and lakes, and alive with marabou storks,
    little egrets and peacocks, they stretch
    verdantly into the distance with the dramatic
    bulk of Mount Kenya behind.
  • A beautiful pool, has the mountain as its
    backdrop. Often wreathed in cloud it appears
    from time to time allowing the observer a sense
    of privilege.
  • The main club building is dotted with memorabilia
    - huge trophy heads from the days when hunting
    was permitted and photographs of famous actors,
    actresses, from the past up to the present day,
    adorn the walls.

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Amboseli
  • Amboseli is a land of giants.
  • Amboseli is renowned for its elephant
    populations and large herds, including some
    impressively tusked bulls are drawn to a series
    of large, lush swamplands.
  • But the most impressive giant of all is Mt
    Kilimanjaro. Africas largest mountain lies just
    over the border in Tanzania, but the most
    impressive views of its snow-capped peak are to
    be found in Amboseli.

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Amboseli
  • This area is home to many Maasai communities,
    centred around the Amboseli National Park.
  • The park is 400 sq kms, with its southern
    boundary along the Tanzanian border.
  • Getting there Amboseli is a 4 hour drive from
    Nairobi. Amboseli has a central airstrip. Private
    Charters also use this strip.
  • Activities Game Viewing, hiking, camping,
    picnic, visit to maasai homesteads

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Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
  • In the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, beside
    acacia trees and a natural spring, amidst more
    big game than almost anywhere else in Africa,
    stands
  • Amboseli Serena. Influenced by Masai Manyatta
    architecture, the lodge is in harmony with its
    environment.
  • Guest rooms are appointed with genuine Africana.
  • Unique guest services and exceptional amenities
    enhance the distinctive ambience.

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Samburu
  • In the North of Kenya, water means life. The
    waters of the great Ewaso Nyiro river draw
    wildlife in great numbers to its banks, creating
    an oasis of green.
  • This river flows through three great northern
    reserves, Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba.
  • Samburu is visited by large herds of Elephants,
    drawn by the promise of water.
  • Lions are also frequently seen on the
    riverbanks, and Cheetah can be found on the open
    plains.
  • Getting their Driving time from Nairobi is
    approximately 6 hours. There are airstrips in
    both Samburu with daily scheduled flights from
    Nairobi. Private charters can also use these
    strips.

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Samburu Serena Safari Lodge
  • Situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River,
    Samburu Serena Lodge captures the earthy rhythms
    of riverfront life.
  • The flavour is rustic but sophisticated.
  • Supremely comfortable guest rooms overlook the
    river, where the crocodiles feed in full view.
  • Delicious meals are taken under shady palm
    thatch.
  • In the evenings there may be entertainment or a
    wildlife lecture from a local expert.
  • Nearby lies rare game - long necked gerenuk,
    Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa
    oryx. Leopards are frequent passers-by.

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Distance of travel
NBO Apt to NBO City Approx. 20km Driving
Time Approx. 30mins Nairobi to Mara
Approx. 305km Driving Time Approx. 5½hrs Mara
to Nakuru Approx. 300km Driving Time Approx.
5hrs Lake Nakuru to Aberdare 200 kms
Driving Time Approx. 4hrs Mt. Kenya to The
Ark- 100km. Driving Time Approx. 1½hr
Nairobi to Samburu Approx. 330 Km Driving
Time Approx. 5½hrs Samburu to Aberdare
Approx. 250Km Driving Time Approx. 3½ hrs
Aberdare to Lake Nakuru Approx. 220Km
Driving Time Approx. 4hrs
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