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A Kenya Adventure for the Whole Family

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A Kenya Adventure for the Whole Family

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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A Kenya Adventure for the Whole Family

Example Itinerary

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Holiday Title: A Kenya Adventure for the Whole Family

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Kenya for 10 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults and 2 Children

Example Cost for 2 Adults and 2 Children: * 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: A Kenya Adventure for the Whole Family

Passengers: 2 Adults and 2 Children

Day 1
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Southern Sun Mayfair, where you can relax for 2 nights - the 2 swimming pool will keep the children happy too!

Day 3

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Wilson Airport.

Safarilink 23: Fly from Wilson Airport (WIL) to Samburu/Lewa Downs Airstrip

You will be met at the airstrip, and transferred to Samburu Intrepids, arriving in time for lunch. Children can take part in the activities of the Adventurers' Club.


Day 5

Safarilink 31: Fly from Samburu/Lewa Downs Airstrip to Masai Mara Airstrip

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your safari camp. Children can take part in the activities of the Adventurers' Club.


Day 7

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

Safarilink 02: Fly from Masai Mara Airstrip to Wilson Airport (WIL)

Transfer from Wilson Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Fly 540 Five Forty Air 461: Fly from Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) to Mombasa Moi Intl (MBA)

Transfer from Mombasa Moi Airport to Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa


Day 11

Transfer from Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa to Mombasa Moi Airport

Fly 540 Five Forty Air 461: Fly from Mombasa Moi Intl (MBA) to Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)

Upon arrival back at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will check in for your flight home.
 
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Southern Sun Mayfair

Nairobi: 2 Nights

Nairobi is the capital of Kenya, and is the country's largest city, and is the arrival point for many visitors into the country. The main airport is Jomo Kenyatta International, located 15 km out of the centre of town, but many itineraries will also include flights into and out of Wilson Airport, located 11 km outside of the city centre, as this is the domestic hub for both scheduled and chartered domestic air traffic.

The capital city is not wholly separated from the great African wilderness that most people come to Kenya to enjoy. Just outside the city is the Nairobi National Park, 113 square km of plains, cliffs and forest. The Park is home to large herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, rhino, cheetah, and a large number of lions - all living wild within 20 minutes of the busy city.

Other wildlife attractions of the city include the Elephant Orphanage, where visitors have the unique opportunity to experience the feeding of baby orphaned elephants and rhinos up close, or the Giraffe Centre, again where visitors can photograph and feed the giraffe.

Or take a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum, Karen Blixen's former home and which was donated by the Danish government to Kenya. Karen Blixen, also known by her pseudonym, Isak Dinesen, is famous for her memoir, Out of Africa. The trained and knowledgeable guides at the museum are on hand to answer any questions on the history of the museum and on Karen Blixen's life.

Southern Sun Mayfair is a charming colonial style hotel set in 12 acres of tropical gardens, located in Nairobi's popular Parklands district. Each of the 171 en-suite rooms have satellite TV and radio. The morning paper is delivered to your room every morning for free so that you can stay up to date with current affairs, while you brew your own tea and coffee.

If you want to just relax, you can spend the day lounging on the sun deck at the 2 outdoor swimming pools, including children's pool, or get a relaxing massage or take a well-deserved break in the sauna and steam rooms.

Example Details For Southern Sun Mayfair

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 2
Room: 1 x Family Room
Includes: Breakfast is included except for children under 12 years of age when sharing with 2 adults. Breakfasts for children in these circumstances is payable directly to the hotel. Also included is a visit to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre on your second day plus lunch at Karen Blixen Cottages.

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Samburu Intrepids Camp

Samburu Eco-System: 2 Nights

Samburu Intrepids is situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of Samburu National Reserve. The camp looks out over riverbanks where herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra come daily to drink - together with the rarer 'northern species' of reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx and long-necked gerenuk antelope. Game drives in Samburu will reveal a dramatic wilderness from a world of fascinating perspectives. You can also enjoy escorted nature walks.

A ride on a camel is a biblical affair crossing the Uaso Nyiro to the Samburu villages on the land opposite the reserve. With a high vantage point, you may chance upon the giraffes or the tiny dikdiks of the dry lands or have to cut back your ride when the elephants block your passage. But it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet the Samburu villagers whose camels you are riding and by doing so, helping them to raise income for their community projects like building schools and taking their children to school.

The main dining room of the camp opens onto an outdoor dining terrace, where buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served overlooking the river. Meals can also be enjoyed on your private verandah or at one of a series of specially selected 'bush sites' close to the camp. Buffet luncheons and candlelight dinners are served on an elevated deck amidst the high shade trees. The lounge and bar offers nightly talks and slide shows, plus there is a freeform 'oasis' swimming pool and sunbathing garden.

There are 27 modern tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich riverbanks. Each tent has soft 4 poster beds, mahogany closets and desks, and en-suite bathrooms with steaming hot showers. The bathrooms also offer twin washbasins, flush toilets, and sockets for shavers and battery charging.

Example Details For Samburu Intrepids Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 2
Room: 1 x Family Room
Includes: All meals, Park fees, 2 game drives per day, and return airstrip transfers 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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Mara Intrepids Camp

Masai Mara: 2 Nights

Mara Intrepids is located in a special leopard spotting zone of the Masai Mara. This camp is just a short drive from the Mara River, where over a million wildebeest and zebra make their perilous migration crossing every year.

Outside of the migration period, the camp still offers some of the world's finest game viewing, with large local populations of plains game including, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and all the big cats. Game drives are always a delight here as they don't get much better than in this central triangle of the Masai Mara.

Lion, cheetah, buffalo, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox and various antelope are conspicuous in the plains that divide the rivers, whose confluence lies close to the main crossing point used by tens of thousands of wildebeest during the annual migration.

This part of the reserve receives fewer visitors than the eastern part and as such it is possible to drive long periods without seeing another vehicle. The lodge also offers nature walks and cultural visits to local Masai villages.

The camp can also arrange hot air balloon safaris, leaving before dawn, and the Adventurers Club runs various activities for kids.

Mara Intrepids boast 30 luxurious tents that are widely spread across a large riverside site to ensure you the optimum of privacy and peace. Each tent is furnished in the classic style of the grand African safaris, with large 4 poster beds and reproduction furniture, offset by modern en-suite bathrooms. Each tent sits on a shady raised platform, with sweeping views over the riverbanks where a large variety of animals come to drink.

The camp is run on strict eco-principles, with hot water generated by burning used coffee husks, and biodegradable waste mulched for compost.

Example Details For Mara Intrepids Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 2
Room: 1 x Family Safari Tent
Includes: All meals, Park fees, airstrip transfers and game drives are included.

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

Location

Mara Intrepids Camp Location Map
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Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

The Kenyan Coast: 4 Nights

Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa is a multi award-winning boutique hotel, located at Galu Beach, on Kenya's South Coast about 25 miles south of Mombasa and an hour from Mombasa's Moi Airport.  This is where natural beauty and inspired design are merged to create the perfect romantic destination. Situated on the unspoiled shores of the wonderfully warm Indian Ocean, this intimate and stylish beach resort prides itself on exceptional personal service and attention.

The resort is set amidst heavy tropical flora and palms, which attract the endangered Colobus monkey and over 100 bird species from the surrounding forest.

The resort offers a number of restaurants and bars and guests have access to Galu Beach which has its own traditional bistro and beach bar providing a lovely space for dining.

Main guest facilities include a large swimming pool with a jacuzzi, a Spa, a TV lounge and library, a gift boutique, a gym, tennis and squash courts, a pool bar, beach bar and a lounge bar, and 4 restaurants/bistros.

The Watersports Centre offers a range of activities (additional cost) which include PADI scuba diving, deep sea fishing, kite surfing, snorkelling and windsurfing.

There are 38 rooms and 21 suites created in clusters around the gardens.

The 36 Deluxe Rooms are situated on the first floor, and have garden views and a balcony.  The 2 Executive Rooms have ocean views from their private balcony.

The 18 Standard Suites are situated on the ground floor, with garden views and a large verandah, and a separate bedroom and living room, as well as a private kitchen with the services of a personal chef for dinner.  The 2 Executive Suites offer sea views and all the same amenities. There is also one Family Suite, which has 3 bedrooms.

Example Details For Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 2
Room: 1 x Suite
Includes: All meals and drinks are included.

Location

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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.