Kenya Orchid Society Show and Safari
October 7 – 20, 2018
Day 1: Sunday, Oct. 7, Depart USA
Depart Miami this evening for Nairobi, Kenya, We’ll fly nonstop to Doha overnight and connect to our nonstop flight to Nairobi.
Day 2: Monday, Oct. 8, Nairobi, Kenya
Late evening arrival in Nairobi. On arrival, after clearing customs and immigration, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight: Sankara Hotel
Day 3: Tuesday, Oct. 9, Nairobi
Breakfast at the hotel. The day is yours to relax and enjoy the amenities of the hotel. An optional afternoon visit to the Masai Market is available. Overnight: Sankara Hotel (B)
Day 4: Wednesday, Oct. 10, Nairobi
Breakfast at the hotel. Judging day for the Kenya Orchid Society Show. In the evening, enjoy the show’s opening cocktail party. Overnight: Sankara Hotel (B, D)
Day 5: Thursday, Oct. 11, Nairobi
Breakfast at the hotel. The day is yours to enjoy the orchid show. Overnight: Sankara Hotel (B)
Day 6: Friday, Oct. 12, Nairobi to Mara
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer overland through the scenic Kenyan landscape to Sarova Mara Camp, in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Your accommodations are a classic African “tent” camp with luxury amenities. Overnight: Sarova Mara Camp (B, L, D)
Day 7: Saturday, Oct. 13 Maasai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives from the camp. The Maasai Mara is one of Kenya’s richest wildlife areas, site of the annual wildebeest and zebra migration and much, much more! Visit the Isokon Maasai Culture Village. Overnight: Sarova Mara Camp (B, L, D)
Day 8: Sunday, Oct. 14 Maasai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives. The area is also famous for its populations of Maasai lions, cheetahs, and leopards. Overnight: Sarova Mara Camp (B, L, D)
Day 9: Monday, Oct. 15. Mara to Amboseli
Breakfast at the lodge. After a morning game drive and lunch, transfer to the airport for the short flight to Amboseli. You’ll be met and transferred to Ol Tukai Game Lodge in the heart of Amboseli National Park, with a game drive on the way. Majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro is on the horizon! Overnight: Ol Tukai Game Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 10: Tuesday, Oct. 16 Amboseli
Morning and afternoon game drives. Amboseli is renowned for its huge herds of elephants and views of Kilimanjaro. You’ll also see giraffe, cheetah, and the birding here is excellent. Overnight: Ol Tukai Game Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 11: Wednesday, Oct. 17 Amboseli
Morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli National Park. Overnight: Ol Tukai Game Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 12: Thursday, Oct. 18 Amboseli to Nairobi
Breakfast at the lodge. Return overland to Nairobi. In the evening, you’re invited to a barbecue dinner with members of the Kenya Orchid Society. Overnight: Sankara Hotel (B, D)
Day 13: Friday, Oct. 19 Nairobi
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a visit to Nairobi’s famed Giraffe Centre, in the heart of the city, and the Karen Blixen (“Out of Africa”) Museum. Lunch is included. Late checkout at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your late-night flight to Doha. (B, L)
Day 14: Saturday, Oct. 20 Return to USA
Depart Nairobi for Doha, connect in Doha to your nonstop flight to Miami.
Price: $7,995.00 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement: $1,899.00. Single accommodations are strictly limited to four. Requests for single accommodation above this limit will be subject to an additional $1,000.00 surcharge imposed by the lodges.
Price includes: Round trip airfare (coach) from Miami to Nairobi, Kenya, and return from Nairobi to Miami; internal airfare (coach) flight between Mara and Amboseli; deluxe hotel/game lodge accommodations as shown; meals as shown, including all breakfasts; sightseeing and excursions as shown, with English-speaking guide, park entrance fees, and transfers as shown.
Deposit and payments: A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 per person is required with reservation to hold space. 50% of the balance is due April 1, 2018, and full and final payment is due July 1, 2018.
Reservation deadline is June 1, 2018. Reservations submitted after that date are subject to higher charges for both air and land.
Price does not include: optional travel insurance; drinks with meals; personal expenses; any item not shown above; certain airport taxes; connecting flights to and from Miami (please contact us for a quotation). Business class airfare may be available at an additional charge; please contact us for a quotation. Also excluded: Kenya visa fee.
Although we do not anticipate any changes from the published itinerary, we do reserve the right to make changes, with or without notice, in activities and/or accommodations in the best interests of the tour.
Cancellations prior to departure are subject to the following penalties per person. Initial deposit is non-refundable:
120-60 days: $250.00 plus any other fees assessed by suppliers
59-30 days: 25% of total tour cost
29-15 days: 50% of total tour cost
14 days or less: 100% of total tour cost
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