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The Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway

Example honeymoon

The Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway

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.

All the holidays we offer to our clients are tailor-made, so we can adjust this trip to fit in with your travel dates, interests, preferred accommodation, and of course your budget.

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The Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway

Example Itinerary

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Holiday Title: The Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway

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: The Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway

Passengers: 2 Adults

Day 1

Arrive into Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International 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/Customer Services representative.

You will then be transferred to Wilson Airport, arriving in time to check in for your morning flight to the Masai Mara.

Safarilink 01 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) departing at 10:00 to Masai Mara, arriving at 11:00

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your camp. Ol Seki is located in the private Naboisho Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara National Reserve. With no fences to inhibit the migration of animals, this means you should see the Big 5 and all the other indigenous animals right here while out on your morning and afternoon shared game drives, sometimes even within 5 minutes of the camp. The view from the camp is spectacular.


Day 4

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

Safarilink 02 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Masai Mara departing at 11:00 to Wilson Airport (WIL), arriving at 12:15

You will be assisted with connecting onto your next flight to the coast.

Safarilink 55 (Light Aircraft): Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) departing at 14:00 to Diani/Ukunda, arriving at 15:15

You will be met and transferred to Kinondo Kwetu.

Kinondo Kwetu is the ideal place for simply doing nothing at all. The rooms are decorated with local artifacts and typical details from the Kenyan coastal region. Each room is unique and has its own personal charm and features.


Day 11

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 Mombasa Airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel can arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.

 
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Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Masai Mara: 3 Nights

Located In the heart of the Naboisho Conservancy, adjoining the Masai Mara National Reserve, guests at Ol Seki Hemingways are offered a unique safari experience.

Enjoy Big 5 game viewing in the pristine surroundings of the conservancy, where the abundance of wildlife allows guests to enjoy day and night drives in pristine and untouched surroundings away from the hustle of mass tourism. Day trips into the Masai Mara National Reserve can also be organised on request, along with a hot air balloon safari and many more activities.

The library tent offers an extensive selection of local and international literature, giving guests the chance to enjoy a read while soaking in the stunning views of the plains. Share a story with fellow guests and staff over a drink from the complimentary bar. Traditional African decor and colonial furnishing provide the perfect safari atmosphere.

Down from the library, along a lantern lit pathway you will come to the viewing deck. Take in the incredible views of the nearby waterhole in the day and in the evening look up to see the incredible African night sky, sundowners in hand as the evening campfire blazes. During the heat of the day, cool off and take a dip in the infinity pool.

Move into the dining tent and enjoy a 3 course selection of international cuisine while you watch the giraffe graze below. For a more romantic setting, meals can be organised in the privacy of your tent, or perhaps a candle lit dinner under the ancient Ndorobo caves.

Ol Seki Hemingways offers 6 uniquely rounded en-suite Nina tents, each boasting a 270 degree panoramic view of the famous Masai Mara, along with 2 Family tents, both with 2 bedrooms. Traditional colonial decor coupled with all the modern amenities provide guests with a genuine safari experience.

Each tent remains completely hidden from the next, providing every client with the utmost privacy and seclusion.

The Family Tents also include the service of a private safari vehicle and guide for the duration of your stay.

Example Details For Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Nina Safari Tent with Double Bed (Honeymoon Offer - Bride stays FREE over selected periods)
Includes: AMREF Flying Doctor Cover; all meals; Conservancy fees; soft drinks, beer and house wine; airstrip transfers; one shared night drive and one shared bush breakfast; and twice-daily shared game drives in the Conservancy 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

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Kinondo Kwetu

The Kenyan Coast: 7 Nights

Kinondo Kwetu is a private hideaway, situated right on a beach lapped by the warm Indian Ocean. Although Kinondo Kwetu is the ideal place for simply doing nothing at all, it offers exciting possibilities for all adventurers big and small.

The vast East African reef is there for you to explore, be it scuba diving, snorkelling, or by boat. Try deep-sea fishing. Or learn kite boarding, an exhilarating sport perfectly suited for the southern coast of Kenya.  The lodge has its own PADI center, so if you are thinking of getting a diving certificate, do it at Kinondo Kwetu.  For sailing enthusiasts, the small Kenyan outriggers will give you lots of fun. Or come along on a cruise on one of the traditional dhows. Or go horseback riding, or go on an excursion along the coast to nearby islands and up a river looking for crocodiles.

And if you want to see wildlife, like elephants, giraffes, buffalos, antelopes, and other African animals in the wild, Shimba Hills National Park is only a short drive away.

Trips to Kinondo village or a daytrip into Mombasa will give you the spectrum of life in Kenya, and can be arranged from the lodge also.  Finally, golfers can enjoy a game on the 18-hole course only 15 minutes away.

Offering a range of accommodation, every room and cottage has its own personalized character, as each one is furnished and decorated with Swahili culture handicraft and antiquities. All rooms have fans and mosquito nets.

There are plenty of quiet, beautiful spots where you can retire to spend time by yourself or if you are feeling more sociable, to enjoy the company of fellow guests in the library or in one of the living rooms.

Kinondo Kwetu also offers various spa treatments for the ultimate relaxation.

Example Details For Kinondo Kwetu

Nights: 7 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: Borelious Room with Double Bed (Stay 5/Pay 4 Package over selected periods)
Includes: All meals; soft drinks, beer, house wines and non-luxury spirits; exercise equipment; tennis; excursions to Kinondo Kwetu community projects in Kinondo village; and non-motorised sports (canoeing, dhow and galawa sailing, snorkelling equipment) are included.

Location

Kinondo Kwetu 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.