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Important travel information for visitors to Kenya is included at the back of this document.
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Holiday Title: A Gentle Introduction to Kenya
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Kenya for 10 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults and 2 Children
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Holiday Title: A Gentle Introduction to Kenya
Passengers: 2 Adults and 2 Children
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.
You will then be transferred by road to your safari camp situated in the Nairobi National Park.
Deep within a riverine forest minutes from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Wilson Airport and Nairobi City is a true wilderness experience. Nairobi Tented Camp offers a safari experience filled with sightings of giraffe, buffalo, zebra, eland, impala and other antelopes, and an excellent chance of seeing rhino (both black rhino and white rhino are present in the park) as well as lion and if you very lucky, the elusive leopard.
After breakfast you will be collected and transferred to Wilson Airport arriving in time to check in for your flight to the Kenyan coast.
Safarilink Scheduled Flight: Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) departing at 14:00 to Ukunda Airport (UKA), arriving at 15:20
Arrive at Ukunda airstrip and you will be collected and transferred to your beach hotel.
Situated on Diani Beach and set in tropical gardens, Leopard Beach is the perfect family resort. The Little Leopards Kid's Club is ideal for younger guests and the trained staff supervise soft play, bead-making and craftwork, movies, and even camel rides and treasure hunts on the beach.
The Kenyan Coast
You will need to check out of your room this morning but you can remain at the hotel and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel may be able to arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.
Nairobi Tented Camp is an intimate tented camp in the heart of the Nairobi National Park. Set deep within a riverine forest just a few kilometres from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Wilson Airport and Nairobi City, this is a true and unique wilderness experience. Visitors can arrive into Kenya and get 'straight under canvas' within half an hour of leaving the busy airport. Nairobi the only city in the world to boast a 12,000 hectare National Park, teaming with wildlife, right on its doorstep.
Your day starts with a freshly brewed hot drink bought to your tent before setting off for that famous safari tradition - an early morning game drive. Catch the first rays of early morning sun as they burn off the nightly dusting of dew and stir the plains game gently to life.
After a morning filled with sightings of giraffe, buffalo, zebra, eland, impala and other antelopes, and an excellent chance of seeing rhino (both black rhino and white rhino are present in the Park) as well as lion and if you very lucky, the elusive leopard, you return to camp for more warming cups of coffee, freshly baked breads and a hearty cooked breakfast.
As the day cools and the sun starts its journey West it will be time for another game drive and a chance to catch that evasive moment where a lion might decide it’s time to hunt. Return to camp to drinks and stories around the campfire, before dinner under the vast African starlit sky and ultimately retire to bed.
Each of the 9 double tents are spacious and have an exclusive yet friendly feel. The bathrooms are en-suite with a bucket shower. Hot water is heated over a log fire and brought to your shower when you're ready. Comfortable beds are wrapped in cosy blankets and soft towels are at the ready after you've washed away the red Nairobi dust from the day. Chairs and a table on the veranda are the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the sounds of the bush.
Low watt LED lighting in each of the tents runs off rechargeable batteries and solar panels, otherwise guests can enjoy the romance of candles and lanterns - a truly authentic tented camp experience.
There isn't anywhere else in the world like it - a wilderness escape where you can savour the thrill of camping in the heart of thick bushland right on the doorstep of Nairobi.
|Room:||1 x Family Safari Tent|
|Includes:||Full Board Package: Park fees; breakfast, lunch and dinner; return airport transfers; 2 private game drives OR 1 private game drive and a visit to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage; sundowners; and selected drinks (beer, wine and gin/tonic) are included.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
Situated on Diani Beach, 34 km south of Mombasa, Leopard Beach Resort enjoys prime position on one of the world's most stunning beaches. Tropical gardens drop onto the white sandy shores of the Indian Ocean below where waters are calm due to the coral barrier reef – a haven for divers.
The resort offers a wide range of high quality accommodation, a choice of dining and entertainment venues – including the award winning 'Chui Grill', an Italian speciality restaurant, the Pool Bistro and Bar, and even an ice cream bar. The resort also boasts several bars including Marco's al fresco bar where a wonderful selection of cocktails can be enjoyed whilst overlooking the pool and ocean.
The Uzuri Spa and Fitness Forest offers a range of treatments and therapies as well as the fully equipped Afya gym. For the active, there are 2 floodlit tennis courts, a splendid 18-hole golf course next to the resort, and a full-time 'Animation Team' organising volleyball, water polo, table tennis, gymnastics and aerobics.
The in-house diving school is a PADI Center which offers a range of courses for adults and children as well as a host of water sports, including windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking, pedelos and snorkelling, not to mention big game fishing beyond the reef and glass-bottom boats trips. Or take a dhow to Wasini Island and enjoy fresh crabs at 'Charlie's Claws' restaurant, or visit Kisite Marine Park – an underwater paradise, or even relax on a sunset cruise on the Tamarind Dhow with live entertainment on board.
Or simply spend the day by, or in, the magnificent pool. And just a few steps down from the pool are the white sands of Diani Beach, miles of unspoilt shoreline kissed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
Dotted throughout the vast 28 acres of magnificent tropical gardens are 158 comfortable and welcoming rooms, suites, cottages and villas. The cottages have their own private gardens or patio, and the villas boast an extensive terrace area with sun loungers and facilities for outdoor dining.
For families, the Little Leopards Kid's Club is ideal for younger guests and the trained staff supervise soft play, bead-making and craftwork, movies, and even camel rides and treasure hunts on the beach. Interleading rooms are available on request.
|Room:||1 x Sea-Facing Superior Room|
|Includes:||Half Board basis.|
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 also possible 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.
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: 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.
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.
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.