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A Gentle Introduction to Kenya

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A Gentle Introduction to Kenya

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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A Gentle Introduction to Kenya

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Holiday Title: A Gentle Introduction to Kenya

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Kenya for 10 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults and 1 Child

Example Cost for 2 Adults and 1 Child: * 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 Gentle Introduction to Kenya

Passengers: 2 Adults and 1 Child

Day 1
You will be met from your flight into Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Nairobi Tented Camp


Day 3

You will be transferred to Wilson Airport.

Safarilink Scheduled Flight: Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Ukunda Airport (UKA)

Transfer from Ukunda Airport to Leopard Beach Resort & Spa


Day 11

Transfer from Leopard Beach Resort & Spa to Mombasa Moi Airport

Fly 540 Five Forty Air 406: Fly from Mombasa Moi Intl (MBA) to Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)

 
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Nairobi Tented Camp

Nairobi: 2 Nights

Deep within a riverine forest minutes from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Wilson Airport and Nairobi City is a true wilderness experience. Visitors can arrive into Kenya and get 'straight under canvas' within 30 minutes of leaving the airport. Nairobi Tented Camp is an authentic tented camp in the heart of Nairobi National Park.

It is the first accommodation of any sort to be allowed in this unique safari destination. It is also the first tented accommodation in Nairobi. 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.

Nairobi the only city in the world to boast a 12,000-hectare park (117 square kilometres), teaming with wildlife, right on its doorstep. Its unfenced southern boundary means that it also provides a welcome dry-season refuge for migratory species. In fact 4,000 zebra, 1,000 wildebeest, 14 species of antelope (including eland and kongoni) all call the Nairobi National Park their home at some point throughout the year.

In turn they attract animals further up the food chain. An estimated population of nearly 40 lion rub shoulders with good numbers of leopard and spotted hyena, as well as the occasional cheetah and the elusive aardwolf. The Park is also an acclaimed Rhino Sanctuary, best known for it's breeding population of over 50 black rhino and 11 white rhino.

Each of the 8 double tents have their own toilet and shower, so you can enjoy the luxury of en-suite living 'safaris style', with hot water heated over a log fire and bought to your shower when you're ready.

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.

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.

Example Details For Nairobi Tented Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 1
Room: 1 x Triple/Family Safari Tent
Includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Park fees, return airport transfers, 3 shared game drives in total plus a visit to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, sundowners, and selected drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks 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.

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Leopard Beach Resort

The Kenyan Coast: 8 Nights

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 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 25 acres of magnificent tropical gardens are 158 comfortable and welcoming rooms, radiating tasteful colour schemes which range from fresh citrus-lemon and sky-blue, through romantic ruby and jade to soft terracotta an rattan.

Every room is excellently furnished and includes a bath, shower and bidet, air conditioning, multi channel satellite television, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, mosquito nets and a well-stocked mini-bar.

Example Details For Leopard Beach Resort

Nights: 8 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 1
Room: 1 x Sea-Facing Superior Room
Includes: Breakfast and dinner 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.