25 November to 02 December 2017
8 Days 7 Nights
SGD 6899 per person (including international return flight, one internal Kenya flight and a hot air balloon safari)
Kenya’s commitment to wildlife conservation and anti-poaching practices has placed it as one of the world’s best places to view wildlife in their natural habitats. Explore the wilderness with spectacular safari drives through the vast savannah landscape of Masai Mara National Reserve. View the beautiful dancing pink flamingoes, black rhinos and a myriad of bird species at Lake Nakuru, a shallow soda lake located in the capital of the Rift Valley Province. Marvel at herds of elephants sweeping across a dusty plain below the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro at Amboseli National Park. Interact with diverse ethnic tribes through learning and revelling in their stories, as they grapple with weaving the demands of modern life and preserving traditions of yesteryears.
One and a half days safari drive in Masai Mara National Reserve, home to the Big 5
Visit a village inhabited by the Masai tribe people
Afternoon wildlife viewing in Lake Nakuru National Park where abundant birdlife, black and white rhinos, endangered Rothschild giraffe and flocks of flamingoes reside
Boat ride on Lake Naivasha to spot antelopes, birds and colonies of hippos
Morning and afternoon safari drive in Amboseli National Park where herds of elephants roam against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, and a chance to spot the Big 5
Round up your trip with visits to ‘Out of Africa’ Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi
Day 1 – Singapore – Nairobi
Upon arriving into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be transported to your hotel. Luggage can be kept at the hotel if rooms are not ready as check-in time is 1400hrs.
Take a trip to the Giraffe Centre where the highly endangered Rothschild giraffe resides. Get up close and personal with an elevated viewing-cum-feeding platform. Rest of afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Intercontinental Hotel; Bed and Breakfast
Day 2 – Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve
Head to Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Masai Mara. Flight departs Nairobi at 1000hrs and arrives approximately at 1100hrs. Upon arrival, guests will be met and transferred to the lodge. Following lunch, there will be an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. Overnight at Keekorok Lodge; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3 – Masai Mara National Reserve
Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp mid-morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive and visit to the Masai Village, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari). Overnight at Keekorok Lodge; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4 – Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru
Leave the Masai Mara after breakfast, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. Once in the park, view game en route to the lodge. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes. It is also home to black and white rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5 – Lake Nakuru to Amboseli National Park
Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi for an early lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on road conditions) and continue south towards Amboseli, arriving at your lodge by late afternoon.
Overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6 – Amboseli National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli, marvel at herds of elephants across a dusty plain. Return to the lodge at dusk, taking in views of the vast open savannah landscape softened by a reddish glow.
Overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7 – Amboseli to Nairobi
Following an early breakfast, catch your last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. From here turn north across the beautiful and seemingly never ending Athi Plains, arriving in Kenya’s bustling capital city of Nairobi in the afternoon. Check in to hotel, afternoon at leisure. Fit in a spot of shopping for souvenir and gifts.
Overnight at Intercontinental Hotel; Bed and Breakfast
Day 8 – Nairobi
After breakfast, depart to Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage situated on the outskirts of Nairobi. See orphaned animals cared for and rehabilitated by a team of passionate experts.
After visiting the orphanage, travel towards Ngong Hills as you follow in the footsteps of Karen Blixen. Feel immediately swept onto the film set of ‘Out of Africa’ the moment you arrive at the old colonial farmhouse and colourful gardens. Rest and refresh for evening flight back to Singapore.
A collaboration with Animal Encounter World Tour, embark on a wildlife-centric 8 Day trip to Kenya with professional photographer, Nicole Lim.
An avid animal photographer and a professional lifestyle photographer in Singapore, Nicole’s love for animals prompted her to start Animal Encounter Expeditions to support businesses that care about animal welfare.
Prices quoted are in Singapore Dollars per person on a twin sharing basis. Prices are based on a group size of 12 people. Prices will change if additional vehicles are required to accommodate a change in group size.
Prices, taxes, flight insurance, fuel surcharges are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, availability of hotels, other factors at time of confirmation and without prior notice. We will endeavour to notify travellers of any changes in prices, taxes and surcharges.
Difference in prices will be borne by the traveller even after full payment has been made. Any non-compliance may result in a cancellation of reservation and forfeiture of traveller’s payment.
Deposit and Payment
A 40% deposit payment is required upon booking. We will let you know in advance should additional deposit be required for air ticket issuance or land arrangements to avoid additional surcharges.
Full payment of the trip balance is due 90 days prior to departure. If you must cancel before departure, money will be returned less any cancellations fees plus plus any additional non-refundable cancellation fees and payments already advanced to airlines, hotels and local operators.