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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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Holiday Title: Safari and Beach Getaway
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Kenya for 10 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.
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Holiday Title: Safari and Beach Getaway
Passengers: 2 Adults
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), and then be accompanied to meet up with your driver-guide.
You will then be transferred to Wilson Airport.
Safarilink 01 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) departing at 10:00 to Mara North Airstrip, arriving at 11:00
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp, arriving in time for lunch. Over the next few days, go out on shared morning and afternoon game drives within the Mara North Conservancy for the utmost exclusive and private safari experience with low impact tourism and controlled vehicle density. Karen Blixen Camp is situated on the Mara River, where elephants frequently come to drink and the resident hippo pod entertain guests with their antics. Game walking with guides can also be arranged for those who wish to experience the magnitude of the Mara savannah on foot.
After lunch, you will be transferred back to the airstrip where you will board your flight across to the coast.
Mombasa Air 002 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Mara North Airstrip departing at 14:00 to Diani/Ukunda Airstrip, arriving at 16:00
You will be met and transferred to The Sands at Nomad.
Unparalleled in terms of the discretion of its service, the excellence of its cuisine and the range of its leisure options, The Sands offers the ultimate Indian Ocean retreat.
The Kenyan Coast
You will be collected and transferred 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), followed by a transfer to Jomo Kenyatta Airport where you will then check in for your flight home.
Karen Blixen Camp is situated in the pristine Mara North Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve. This eco-friendly luxury camp gives a sense of the exciting explorer days, when the savannah was seldom visited and elaborate and comfortable camps were set up providing a luxurious and stylish retreat after each day’s adventure.
Daily morning and afternoon/night game drives are enjoyed within the Mara North Conservancy for the utmost exclusive and private safari experience with low impact tourism controlled vehicle density. On request and during the Great Migration, you also have the opportunity for a full day game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Game walking can also be arranged for those who wish to experience the magnitude of the Mara savannah on foot. Shorter nature walks are kept within the camp and focus entirely on the rich birdlife and little insects inhabiting the area and how the Masai make use of the indigenous plants for medical and ritual purposes.
Karen Blixen Camp comprises 22 large luxury canvas tents each placed with undisturbed view along the Mara River.
The open plan ‘mess’ area, built on a raised wooden deck, is located on the banks of the Mara River overlooking a resident hippo pod. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the restaurant or bush garden from where one has an incredible close view of the Mara River and the wild animals coming to drink.
Guests wanting to venture a little further, romantic bush dinners can be arranged set beneath the starlit African night.
The swimming pool has sun-beds and umbrellas. A wide range of wellness treatments and therapeutic body massages are also offered by trained therapists (additional cost).
|Room:||1 x Luxury Safari Tent|
|Includes:||Game Package: All meals; soft drinks, beer and house wine; Mara North Conservancy fees; daily shared game drives in the Conservancy; one night drive in the Conservancy; and Mara North airstrip transfers are included.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
The Sands at Nomad offers you the ultimate beach getaway. Just 45 km southwest of Mombasa International Airport, situated on Diani Beach and nestled within 26 acres of indigenous coastal forest, the Sands at Nomad epitomises laidback luxury in an atmosphere imbued with discretion, tranquility, warmth and exclusivity.
The hotel offers a range of services and facilities including a relaxing spa retreat, swimming in the galena stone pool, a gym, yoga and fitness sessions on a dedicated yoga platform and an onsite watersports center. Activities include kayaking to a sand island and snorkelling through pristine waters.
Guests can also explore the magical depths of the Indian Ocean with Diving the Crab, Kenya's premier diving center based at The Sands at Nomad, which offers a comprehensive range of PADI certified diving courses for new and experienced divers as well as junior courses for children.
The a la carte menu in the main restaurant overlooking the beach offers guests a superb choice of international cuisine using the finest, freshest ingredients. The restaurant also offers a special children's menu. Riva's Bar and Restaurant, located next to the swimming pool, is exclusive to hotel guests and is the ideal spot to lunch without venturing far from the pool and provides an intimate, candle-lit dining experience by night.
The 29 rooms are awash with white walls, vivid ocean blues and Swahili architecture with a contemporary twist. The 10 Sea Breeze Rooms are situated in the main building, and can accommodate one extra bed, and some also have interconnecting doors, making these ideal for families. The 3 spacious Ocean View Suites are just a few short steps from the beach and have a separate living room and a sea facing terrace. The 3 Ocean View Superior Suites are on the first floor, and offer breathaking ocean views. Both Suites types can also accommodate one extra bed.
Finally, the 3 Family Ocean View Suites all have 2 en-suite bedrooms, and are situated on a prime beachfront location.
|Room:||1 x Ocean View Suite|
|Includes:||Breakfast is included.|
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: 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.