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Unspoilt Wilderness and Beach

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Unspoilt Wilderness and Beach

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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Unspoilt Wilderness and Beach

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Holiday Title: Unspoilt Wilderness and Beach

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Kenya for 10 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: Unspoilt Wilderness and Beach

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 check in and board your flight to Samburu.

Safarilink 23 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) departing at 10:20 to Samburu/Lewa Downs Airstrip, arriving at 11:30

You will be met at the airstrip, and transferred to the lodge for lunch, after which you will go out on your first afternoon game drive on the Kalama Conservancy. As the only lodge in over 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness teeming with wildlife to explore exclusively, and guided by Samburu warriors passionate about their land and culture, the safari experience at Saruni Samburu is intimate and truly exceptional.

Samburu Eco-System

3 nights at Saruni Samburu


Day 4

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Safarilink 31 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Samburu/Lewa Downs Airstrip departing at 09:30 to Ngerende Airstrip, arriving at 11:00

You will be met at the airstrip, and either taken on a game drive with a picnic lunch to enjoy under an acacia tree, or you can head to Saruni Mara for some rest and an exclusive game drive later in the afternoon in Mara North Conservancy - over 30,000 acres of plentiful, protected land bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy a completely different and less-explored corner of the Mara eco-system in total privacy, brimming with wildlife.


Day 7

After lunch at the camp, you will be transferred back to the airstrip.

Mombasa Air 002 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Ngerende Airstrip departing at 14:00 to Diani/Ukunda Airstrip, arriving at 16:00

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You will be met and transferred to The Ocean Spa Lodge.

The Ocean Spa Lodge is an idyllic hideaway blissfully set on a pristine private beach on Kenya's South Coast and the ultimate barefoot luxury experience.


Day 11

You will depart in the afternoon for your transfer back to the airstrip.

Safarilink 56 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Diani Airport departing at 15:30 to Wilson Airport (WIL), arriving at 17:10

You will be met and transferred to Ole Sereni for dinner (own account) after which you will be transferred back to Jomo Kenyatta Airport, where you will check in for your flight home.

 
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Saruni Samburu

Samburu Eco-System: 3 Nights

Saruni Samburu is the only lodge in Kalama Conservancy, bordering Samburu National Reserve, with over 200,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness teeming with wildlife to explore exclusively. Guided by Samburu warriors passionate about their land and culture, you learn first-hand about their fascinating customs and gain ancient, local knowledge about the land and animals - a truly authentic safari experience.

The area around Saruni Samburu is teeming with wildlife - from the giant herds of Samburu elephant coming to drink at the waterholes, leopard making their lairs on rocky outcrops nearby, to endangered packs of African wild dog seen traversing the plains below the lodge. The area is also home to rare endemic species, the Samburu Five - Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and genenuk.

Guests can enjoy exciting, relaxing and unusal activities. Game drives and night drives, guided bush walks and visits to the local caves, lounging at the infinity pools or having a massage, picnic breakfasts by the Ewaso Niro River or bush dinners in a dry river bed with firelight and Samburu dancers, star-gazing visiting the local village or browsing around the Saruni shop…days spent at Saruni Samburu are as peaceful or adventurous as you desire.

Saruni Samburu’s 6 luxury villas are open and spacious, heralding spectacular views over Kenya’s Northern Frontier District and Mount Kenya. The lodge is celebrated for its innovative, eco-chic design as well as its Italian-inspired cuisine. Guests can enjoy the vast panoramas from the dining and lounge area, the 2 infinity pools and spa. The warm hospitality makes for an intimate and exceptional experience.

Example Details For Saruni Samburu

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Tent
Includes: All meals; soft drinks, beer, house wine and non to luxury spirits; Kalama and Buffalo airstrip transfers; Conservancy/Park fees; day and night game drives with a Saruni Samburu guide; guided bush walks; transfers for cultural visits; bush meals; sundowners; and a limited laundry service 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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Saruni Mara Camp

Masai Mara: 3 Nights

Saruni Mara is an eco-friendly safari lodge set in the private Mara North Conservancy bordering the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve.

The main lodge dining area is a mixture of old-fashioned Africa and modern design. Its huge fireplace is the focal point of life at Saruni and it is here that guests exchange memories of the day's safaris. Communal dining takes place around a long table, or alternatively meals can be taken in the bush among the wild animals, with birdsong and animal calls as a backdrop. There is also the Maasai Wellbeing Space, which offers a range of massage and wellness treatments.

Activities include day and night game drives in open customized open Land Rovers specially designed to give maximum visibility over the landscape and the animals, guided walks with Maasai warriors, bush picnics and visits to local villages and the rhino sanctuary.

Saruni is a small boutique lodge with 5 elegant cottages, 1 family villa and 1 private villa all themed differently with colonial antiques, Persian carpets and African art giving them a classic feel.  From your large veranda you can enjoy a unique view of the Mara plains and the many wild animals that come to the waterhole.

For families the family villa has 2 bedrooms,  2 bathrooms, a lounge, dining room and a large terrace. Nyati House, the private villa, also has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a lounge and dining room, kitchen, large veranda and large front gardern for children to play.  The exclusive experience of Saruni Mara comes with your own waiter, safari vehicle and guide. 

Example Details For Saruni Mara Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Cottage
Includes: Game Package: All meals (including lunch on the day of departure); soft drinks, beer; house wine and non-luxury spirits; shared game drives; guided bush walks on the Conservancy; Conservancy fees; transfers to cultural visits; bush meals and sundowners; airstrip transfers; a limited laundry service; and one complimentary 30 minute massage per cottage are included.

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

Location

Saruni Mara Camp Location Map
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The Ocean Spa Lodge

The Kenyan Coast: 4 Nights

The Ocean Spa Lodge is an intimate property offering something totally unique on Kenya's secluded south coast in magical Msambweni - the perfect escape for honeymooners, couples and family downtime on the beach, and a fantastic beginning or end to any safari adventure.

The white sands and turquoise warm waters on the pristine 6 km long beach welcome guests as soon as they arrive.

During your stay here, The Ocean Spa Lodge had an onsite water sports activity centre offering activities which can all be booked and paid for locally. These include snorkelling, body boarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, kite surfing and wind surfing.

In addition to all this, the SPA and Water Wellness circuit includes a fitness area, rainforest showers and hydro massage pool. The spa incorporates a yoga and fitness studio too.

There is also a large infinity pool for guest's use.

The Ocean Spa Lodge has 7 beautifully designed houses comprising of 18 stunning air-conditioned suites. 2 houses have 4 suites each, and the other 5 houses house just 2 suites each.

Each suite has a separate entrance, a bedroom, a bathroom, a spacious lounge area, a garden and a verandah with ocean view.

 

Example Details For The Ocean Spa Lodge

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Suite
Includes: All Inclusive Package: All meals; soft drinks, high quality house wines and spirits; return transfers to Diani airport; water sport activities; complimentary scheduled yoga classes; one complimentary Back and Neck massage (30 mins); and a laundry service are included.

Location

The Ocean Spa Lodge Location Map
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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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.