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Wildlife and Scenery

Example holiday

Wildlife and Scenery

We hope that this example holiday will give you give some inspiration to help you begin to plan your own dream holiday to Africa.

The next couple of pages show a summary of the itinerary, and then there is a page on each place that is included.

Important travel information for visitors to Kenya is included at the back of this document.

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Wildlife and Scenery

Example Itinerary

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Holiday Title: Wildlife and Scenery

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Kenya for 7 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

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Holiday Title: Wildlife and Scenery

Passengers: 2 Adults

Day 1

Arrive into Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport.

You will be met once you disembark from the plane and assisted through Immigration (including help if required with visa application and processing), luggage collection and Customs (luggage screening). You will then be accompanied to meet up with your driver/Customer Services representative.

You will then be transferred to Wilson Airport, where you will board your flight to Amboseli.

Safarilink 13 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) departing at 07:30 to Amboseli Airstrip, arriving at 08:55

You will be met and transferred to your safari camp. Satao Elerai Camp is located in a quiet, unspoilt, unique setting on a 5,000 acre private conservation area 12 km south east of Amboseli National Park at the foot of Africa's largest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The camp looks down onto the Amboseli National Park in one direction and up to Mount Kilimanjaro in the other direction, giving guests what is arguably the best location of any camp in Amboseli. One of the biggest advantages of Satao Elerai Camp is that being located on its own private conservation area guests staying here have the chance to view wildlife in private surroundings as well as on daily game drives into the Amboseli National Park itself. The camp also offers the chance to enjoy spectacular bush sundowners, night game drives and game walks on the conservancy, activities that are not available to the lodges located within the National Park.

Amboseli National Park

3 nights at Satao Elerai Camp


Day 4

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board your flight back to Nairobi.

Safarilink 012 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Amboseli Airstrip departing at 09:05 to Wilson Airport (WIL), arriving at 09:50

You will be assisted with boarding your onward flight to the Mara North Conservancy.

Safarilink 001 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) departing at 10:00 to Masai Mara Airstrip, arriving at 11:00

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your camp. Set in the private Mara North Conservancy, Kicheche Mara has stunning views down the valley and all tents overlook the Olare Orok stream. With only 8 tents, an intimate and relaxed atmosphere is assured. Early morning and late afternoon are the most productive hours for game drives and the safari customised 4WD vehicles give everyone a perfect view. A different perspective is gained through escorted walks on the savannah. The interpretive guides will point out the spoor of a leopard, the nest of a rare bird or signs of recent migration activity that would otherwise have pass unnoticed from a game vehicle.


Day 8

You will be transferred back to the airstrip this morning, where you will board your flight back to Nairobi's Wilson Airport.

Safarilink 002 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Masai Mara Airstrip departing at 11:00 to Wilson Airport (WIL), arriving at 12:20

You will be met and transferred onto Jomo Kenyatta Airport, where you will check in for your flight home.

 
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Satao Elerai Camp

Amboseli National Park: 3 Nights

Satao Elerai Camp is located in a quiet, unspoilt, unique setting on a 5,000 acre private conservation area 12 km south east of Amboseli National Park at the foot of Africa's largest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

The camp looks down onto the Amboseli National Park in one direction and up to Mount Kilimanjaro in the other direction, giving clients what is arguably the best location of any camp in Amboseli.

One of the biggest advantages of Satao Elerai Camp is that being located on its own private conservation area guests have the chance to view wildlife in private surroundings. The Elerai conservation area offers grass plains and acacia woodland forest which are home to large elephant bulls, many giraffe and eland and a host of amazing bird life. Guests can enjoy spectacular bush sundowners with Kilimanjaro as your backdrop, night game drives and game walks on the conservancy - activities that are not available to the lodges located within the Park itself.  A trip to the Elerai Masai community also allows guests to see the Masai as they live traditionally.

You also have the option to enjoy game drives in the Amboseli National Park itself. Amboseli National Park offers the amazing Amboseli swamps with the large herds of elephants and buffalos and the unique aquatic bird species.

The camp has 12 luxury mountain-facing tents and 5 large luxurious lodge style suites. Both the tents and the suites are en-suite with the suites also having luxurious baths. Large sliding doors open out onto your own private verandah overlooking the plains below and Amboseli National Park.

Dinners at Satao Elerai Camp are served a la carte. On a clear night tables are set out on the terrace where guests can enjoy a meal under the stars. Regularly Mount Kilimanjaro will be clear early evening and can be seen lit up by the moon from your dinner table.

Example Details For Satao Elerai Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Tent - Game Package
Includes: Game Package: Amboseli National Park fees; Conservancy fees; all meals; soft drinks, beer and house wines; 2 extended game drives per day on both the Conservancy and into the Amboseli National Park with a Satao Elerai guide; guided walks; night drives on the Conservancy; transfers to/from the Cultural Boma; and one bush sundowner per stay are included.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

Location

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Satao Elerai Camp

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Kicheche Mara Camp

Masai Mara: 4 Nights

Kicheche Mara Camp is a classic tented camp hidden in a beautiful valley in a prime wildlife area of the Mara North Conservancy.

Game viewing starts right from the camp itself.  Early morning and late afternoon are the most productive hours for game drives and the customised 4WD vehicles give everyone a perfect view. Watching wildlife at close range, but without encroaching on their space, is endlessly fascinating and ther guides' instincts and experience provide superb photo opportunities of wild animals.

Guests can also visit one of the local Masai villages to see first hand their way of life, or visit one of the local primary schools during term times.

The cooks produce delicious and healthy meals, and the menu features both African and international dishes. Weather permitting, all meals are taken al-fresco whenever possible. Guests may sit at the communal table with their hosts, or are welcome to dine alone.

The main camp lounge has a stunning view down the valley and offers comfortable seating, a library, board games, cards and local crafts.

Each of the 8 luxury en-suite tents is comfortably furnished and low wattage lighting is supplied 24 hours. The tents are laid out alongside a seasonal stream from where you can observe the resident birdlife and plains game beyond. In addition, the family suite has 2 separate bedrooms (double and twin/triple) with en-suite bathrooms. The bedrooms are connected by a lounge furnished with a sofa and small table enabling private dining.

Example Details For Kicheche Mara Camp

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: All meals; Conservancy fees; all drinks (excluding champagne); unlimited shared game viewing drives on the Conservancy; a laundry service; and airstrip transfers are included. Additional day game drives into the Masai Mara National Reserve can be arranged (the Masai Mara National Reserve daily fee will be an additional per person cost).

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

Location

Kicheche Mara Camp Location Map
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Kicheche Mara Camp

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Important Travel Information For Kenya

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

A visa is required for entry into Kenya when travelling as a tourist. Whilst tourists to Kenya can still obtain a visa upon arrival at the port of entry, it is now strongly advised to apply online for your visa via the eVisa portal https://www.ecitizen.go.ke/.  If you apply online, please ensure that you apply at least 3-4 weeks prior to your travel dates as approval for the eVisa takes up to 7 working days to process. Once the eVisa is issued, it is valid for 3 months. You must print a copy of your visa to present to the Immigration Officer at your point of entry into Kenya. A full list of the nationalities who can be issued with an eVisa can be found here: http://evisa.go.ke/evisa-faqs.html and the following eVisa types are available (please note that visa fees for children under the age of 16 has been removed):

Single Entry - Allows you to enter into Kenya once - current cost USD 51.

Transit - Allows a short stop over (up to 3 days/72 hours) in Kenya - current cost USD 21. This is ideal if you want to leave the secure area of the airport, for example for an overnight stay inbetween flights, or for a period not exceeding 72 hours. No visa is required for a direct transit (not leaving the secure area of the airport, aka staying ‘airside’, within the airport terminal) between 2 flights.

It is also possible to get an East Africa Tourist Visa which is valid for 90 days and allows holders to travel to and within Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda - current cost USD 100 per person - but you can only apply for this at the point of entry or via your local Embassy.

Cash payments for visas on arrival is NOT allowed - Visa cards are accepted as payment.

Your passport should also be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Kenya. Make sure you have 2 blank pages in your passport on arrival.

Please note that plastic bags are banned in Kenya. Arriving visitors are requested to avoid bring plastic bags into the country and being in possession of a plastic bag is an offence and offenders could be penalised. Visitors are advised to avoid packing any plastic bags in their suitcases or in carry-on hand luggage before flying to Kenya. Items purchased at the airport before boarding the aircraft should be removed from plastic bags. Travellers coming into Kenya with plastic duty-free shop bags will also be required to leave them at the airport. Please check hand luggage before disembarking and any plastic bags (including the transparent ziplock plastic bags that some airlines require passengers to use for keeping liquids, cosmetics, toiletries etc) should be left in the plane. This does not apply to people in transit. In addition, all single use plastics, such as plastic water bottles and straws, are banned in all national parks, forests, beaches and conservation areas.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.

Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Kenya.

Please note it is now a mandatory requirement for all passengers arriving in Kenya to fill in the Travellers Health Surveillance Form by the Ministry of Health in Kenya. Forms must be filled online via https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ prior to disembarkation. Passengers will receive a QR code after completing the form and will be required to display it to the Port Health Official for them to be allowed to proceed to arrival immigration.

There is a risk of malaria in all areas of Kenya, except Nairobi and the highlands - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Dengue fever can also be transmitted via mosquito bites. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

Kenya falls into the yellow fever region in Africa. There is only a low potential for exposure to yellow fever in Nairobi, Mombasa, Lamu, Malindi and Shimba Hills National Park, but in the rest of the country there is a higher risk. It is therefore advisable for all travellers aged 9 months and older to obtain a yellow fever vaccination no less than 10 days prior to travel, but depending on the rest of your travel plans and country of origin, it is not compulsory:

Travellers from the UK who are only travelling directly to and from Kenya are not required to produce a vaccination certificate upon their return to the UK.

If you are arriving into Kenya from a country which has a risk of yellow fever transmission, you will be required to provide a certificate of your vaccination upon entry into Kenya. These countries include Angola, Argentina, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, Uganda and Venezula but it is up to the traveller to check the full list via http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1

Certain countries including South Africa and Tanzania will deny entry if you are arriving from Kenya without the vaccination. Please ensure you check the full list via http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1 to see which countries impose this rule.

If your doctor advises that it is not safe for you to have the vaccination then you should obtain a medical waiver and travel with this instead.