Kenya

Dear Explorer
Greetings,
We are pleased to discuss your upcoming trip to Kenya.
Our aim is to create life long memories through our outings and we also try to encourage people to travel and explore the world around, hence “Keep exploring…”   We hereby present you our Kenya Outing.

  • Your confirmed itinerary, which serves as a general guideline of your daily program. Upon arrival to your destination, our representatives assisting in each area will provide you with the exact times of operation for each specified excursion.
    Kindly leave behind copies of your confirmed itinerary and travel contacts with a family member or friend.

 

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  • Ensure all passports are current and valid for at least 6 months AFTER the departure date, and each passport has at least 2 blank pages.
  • Make extra copies of passports and airline tickets to take with you on your trip. Please ensure you keep these documents separate from the originals in the event of an emergency such as you passport getting lost or stolen.
  • We always recommend you call the airlines directly to request any unassigned seat assignments, special meals, wheelchair assistance at airports or anything you may need to make the flight portion of your trip as comfortable as possible.
  • We recommend you call the airlines a few days before your departure to reconfirm your flight times, as schedules are always subject to change.
  • If you have made your own flight arrangements, please ensure that you have forwarded a copy
  • Although there are no compulsory vaccinations required for direct entry into the destinations featured, we recommend you discuss your own particular needs and contraindications to vaccines or tablets with your doctor or practice nurse, at least 3 weeks before travel, for up-to-date, individual advice.
  • Travel with an open mind and always be respectful and mindful of local cultures and way of life. We also ask that you be understanding about travel conditions, especially in third world countries. Unexpected situations do happen, such as but not limited to weather, irregular transport operations, strikes, etc.). These are often unavoidable and beyond our control, however we always strive to ensure a safe operation of all our programs. In the event of an unexpected situation that affects any portion of this program, in our absolute discretion, reserve the right to alter any route or tour arrangement or offer substitutes of equivalent or higher value, as deemed necessary, and notify passengers accordingly.

Type of Forest: Semi evergreen forest of the tropical and sub-tropical moist forest

Weather: Temperatures in winter range from 25 to 20 degree C during the Day and can Drop to 5 degree C late at Night and early mornings.

Accessibility by Train: Furkating Junction 80 kms

Accessibility by Air: Rowriah Airport: 88Kms. Guwahati 215kms. (Daily Flights from Mumbai, Pune and Delhi).

Clothing and equipment on game vehicles

Casual bush clothes are the order of the day at the game reserves and you are not expected to dress for dinner. Please ensure that you have a lightweight shirt and trousers to cover yourself in summer evenings when there are mosquitoes about.

Try to wear clothing that will not distract or alarm the wildlife. Neutral colours are most suitable. Bright colours or white are to be avoided. This is even more important if you are planning to take a bush walk with a ranger as the animals will be scared off by strong colours. A hat with a brim and sunblock is also essential in Summer.
It can be very chilly in the early morning and late evening, no matter how warm it has been during the day – please believe us! Bring a warm jacket to wear for the 0600 starts! It is best to dress in layers of clothing so that you can peel off as the sun comes up. By 0900 it could be quite hot again! Binoculars are necessary to really appreciate the animals and good mammal and bird books will aid in identification and will boost your own enjoyment and recollection of your safari.

Photography on Safari
For close-up photographs of animals, it is essential to have a 300mm or telephoto lens. However much of our bushveld is characterised by wide open spaces, so a 28mm wide angle lens could also be invaluable, especially if you want to emphasize something in the foreground. 100-200 ASA film will be appropriate for most conditions, but some 400 ASA film can be useful for the light conditions at dusk or if you are lucky enough to come across a cheetah in a high speed chase. Make sure you bring some spare batteries, as these may not be readily available and an ultra-violet filter is also useful for reducing glare. A lens hood will prevent light from diffusing an image if you have to shoot towards the sun.If you are not a regular photographer, the following tips may be useful:

The bright sunlight in East Africa means that early morning and late afternoon are generally the best times for photography. Avoid static pictures of animals – a giraffe drinking is a much better photo than one just calmly looking at you. Think about your background – if you are at a water hole you can select a spot to wait, which gives you a good background and the right light.If you don’t have a good telephotowww.earthrover.in
lens, don’t be tempted into taking numerous shots of animals in the medium ground. You will end up with lots of photos of green or brown bush! Instead concentrate on taking landscape or scene shots, for example, zebras playing or animals congregated at a water hole.

Photography on Safari
For close-up photographs of animals, it is essential to have a 300mm or telephoto lens. However much of our bushveld is characterised by wide open spaces, so a 28mm wide angle lens could also be invaluable, especially if you want to emphasize something in the foreground. 100-200 ASA film will be appropriate for most conditions, but some 400 ASA film can be useful for the light conditions at dusk or if you are lucky enough to come across a cheetah in a high speed chase. Make sure you bring some spare batteries, as these may not be readily available and an ultra-violet filter is also useful for reducing glare. A lens hood will prevent light from diffusing an image if you have to shoot towards the sun.If you are not a regular photographer, the following tips may be useful:

The bright sunlight in East Africa means that early morning and late afternoon are generally the best times for photography. Avoid static pictures of animals – a giraffe drinking is a much better photo than one just calmly looking at you. Think about your background – if you are at a water hole you can select a spot to wait, which gives you a good background and the right light.If you don’t have a good telephotowww.earthrover.in
lens, don’t be tempted into taking numerous shots of animals in the medium ground. You will end up with lots of photos of green or brown bush! Instead concentrate on taking landscape or scene shots, for example, zebras playing or animals congregated at a water hole.

TRAVEL WILD RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY

Trarrangements for hotel / lodges / camp accommodations, for transport and conveyance by whatever means, as Agents, on the express condition that they shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any defect in any vehicle, or though the acts of defaults of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tours, or otherwise in connection therewith, or any hotel/lodge
proprietary or servant. Travel Wild accepts no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delays or changes in train, steamer, motor, air or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, civil disturbances, war, quarantine, natural disasters, force majeure, or other similar causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by passenger. Such conveyance, etc is subject to the laws of the country in which the tour takes place and all claims are subject only to jurisdiction of courts of the country in which the cause of action arises. Travel Wild reserves the right to employ sub-contractors to carry out all, or part of the services provided and in the event of such right, the terms and clauses above relating to Travel Wild’s liability shall apply.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Accommodation: Wherever possible, we book rooms with private baths / showers on the basis on 2 people sharing a room. Single rooms are available at a supplementary cost, but we do not guarantee either single rooms or private bath/shower. If a single room cannot be provided, even if paid for, we will make appropriate refund. Where mentioned in the brochure hotels/ lodges / camps are named as an indication of category and we may book rooms at similar hotels / lodges / camps.

Transportation: Safari minibuses, cars, four-wheel drive vehicles, coaches or aircraft will be provided according to the route and number of participants. We reserve the right to employ the services of sub-contractors. Multi-lingual driver-guides will be provided if possible.

Travel timings: Transport timings are provided by airlines and other carriers concerned. They are subject to change as a result of air traffic restrictions, weather conditions, operational/maintenance requirements and the requirement of passengers to check on time. Travel Wild will not be responsible if there is any change to a departure or arrival time shown in this brochure or on any ticket. Similarly, Travel Wild cannot make any special arrangements for you if you are delayed since such matters are at the sole discretion of the airline or other carrier concerned.

Passport, Visas and Health Requirements: You should verify information concerning passport, visa and health requirements which apply for the holidays featured in this brochure with us prior to booking. It is your responsibility to ensure that you satisfy all applicable requirements and take with you all necessary documentation. Travel Wild cannot be held liable if you do not do this and, if Travel Wild suffers any expense or loss because of such a failure on your part, you will reimburse Travel Wild in full.

Insurance and Risks: The hazards of traveling during holidays organized by Travel Wild may inevitably give rise to some risks and dangers including, inter alia, those inherent in travel by boat, train, road, vehicles, aircraft or other means, the forces of nature, dangerous or hazardous sporting activities such as white water rafting, balloon safaris, trekking etc. or political unrest and accident or illness in regions without medical facilities. In certain cases these risks and dangers may lead to death, injury,delay, loss, damage or change in itinerary and Travel Wild expressly excludes liability for any of these consequences which do not arise out of the negligence of Travel Wild. Travel Wild will not undertake to arrange medical care in these circumstances. You are therefore strongly advised to take out insurance against such risks in an adequate sum and manner. Before undertaking any dangerous sport or activity you will be required to sign a form of consent and exclusion of liability by Travel Wild or its agents, employees or suppliers. Failure to sign such a form will result in your not taking part in the relevant activity in which event you will not be refunded any payment that you have already made for such an activity.

Special Requests: Any special requests (e.g. for single room or a special diet) must be notified in writing when the booking is made. Whilst Travel Wild will endeavor to meet such requests, they cannot be guaranteed and any failure to comply will not be a breach of contract.

Flying Doctor’s Services / Air Ambulance Cover
We can organize a flying doctor’ or Air Ambulance cover for you for the duration of your safari. This costs US$25 per person if travelling within Kenya only, and US$50 per person travelling in both Kenya and Tanzania. It is valid for a 2 month period. We
strongly recommend that you / your clients subscribe to this cover. Simply mention it at the time of booking.

Force Majeure

“Force Majeure” means those circumstances where the performance of our contract with you is prevented or affected by reasons of war, threat of war, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, Governmental actions and all similar events beyond our control. In these circumstances, we shall not be liable to pay any compensation or otherwise be responsible for any expenses or losses you might incur where we are forced as a result to cancel, delay, curtail or change your arrangement in any way or where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected.

Day 1: 17 OCTOBER 2019 NAIROBI

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport aboard WY 721 arriving 1900hrs,

you will be met and assisted by Travel Wild Representative. After a brief

introduction proceed to your hotel. Overnight at the Ibis Styles Hotel

Day 2: 18 OCTOBER 2019 NAIROBI

Post breakfast we proceed for local sightseeing, and explore local markets, in the evening return back to hotel. End of day.

Day 3: 19 OCTOBER 2019 NAIROBI – AMBOSELI (Approximately 4 hours drive)

After breakfast, drive through the rugged landscape of the Kenyan plains to the Amboseli National Park situated in the north at the foot hills of Mont Kilimanjaro (19430ft) the highest Mountain in Africa. Amboseli is famous for its vast herds of elephants and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Be sure to have your camera ready this afternoon 1600hrs game drive in search of elephants, giraffes, buffaloes and much more, lunch will be served at the camp. dinner and overnight stay at Sentrim Amboseli Camp (B/L/D)

Day 4: 20 OCTOBER 2019 AMBOSELI

You will spend a full day in Amboseli with morning 0630hrs and afternoon 1600hrs game drives. Meals and overnight stay at Sentrim Amboseli Camp (B/L/D) to the 392 sq km Amboseli National Park lies due south of Nairobi, within clear sight of Mt Kilimanjaro. The waters of the mountain feed the seasonal swamps and marshes on which the game and birds, which live in the park, rely. It is here that photographers will hope to shoot the classic picture of the elephant or giraffe standing against the dramatic backdrop of the snow capped mountain.

Day 5: 21 OCTOBER 2019 AMBOSELI – ABERDARE (Approximately 7 hours drive)

After breakfast, we travel past Nyeri and drive to the base hotel Aberdare Country Club for late lunch followed by the rest of the evening at leisure enjoying your clubs facilities. Dinner and overnight stay at Aberdare Country Club (B/L/D)

Day 6: 22 OCTOBER 2019 ABERDARE – OL PEJETA (Approximately 1 ½ hours drive)

After breakfast, depart for the shoulders of Mt. Kenya, drive through rich farmlands where coffee is grown among other crops enjoy the scenery as you explore the great rift valley on your drive to arrive at Sweetwaters for lunch at your camp. Later on, proceed with an afternoon 1500hrs game drive at the conservancy which is nestled between Mt. Kenya to the east and the Aberdares Mountains to the west. Your tents are adjacent to a waterhole, which provides for a constant procession of animals taking their turn at the precious resource. The conservancy boasts a plethora of wildlife – over 400 species of birds, lion, elephant, rhino and cheetah among others.Dinner and overnight at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp (B/L/D)

Day 7: 23 OCTOBER 2019 OL PEJETA – LAKE NAIVASHA (Approximately 4 hours drive)

After breakfast, we travel into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha a beautiful fresh water lake, fringed by thick papyrus. Arrive in time to check in and later have lunch. The lake is almost 13kms wide, but its waters are shallow. The lake and its surroundings are rich in natural beauty, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya’s prime agricultural regions. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes are often seen wondering among the acacia, buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lake’s large hippo population sleeps the day out in the shallow waters. Sunsets are stunning; with the haunting call of a Fish Eagle high over the lake bringing the day to a perfect end. Dinner and overnight at Naivasha Kongoni Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 8: 24 OCTOBER 2019 LAKE NAIVASHA – MASAI MARA (Approximately 6 hours drive) Last 2 ½ hours are dusty & bumpy

After breakfast, depart for the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve. Arrive at your camp for check-in and have lunch. The camp blends in perfectly with its surrounding hillside landscape. The accent here is on the Masai people and the wealth of wildlife, birdlife, and natural flora to be found in the fabled Masai Mara Game Reserve. Enjoy an afternoon 1600hrs game drive around the world famous Mara. Dinner and overnight stay at the Sentrim Mara Camp (B/L/D)

Day 9: 25 OCTOBER 2019 MASAI MARA

Full day spent in the Mara with early morning 0630hrs and afternoon 1600hrs game drives in search of wildlife. All meals and overnight stay at the Sentrim Mara Camp (B/L/D) Masai Mara offers an absolutely unique variety of animals. The reason is that this hilly region is both humid and fertile, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers, full of crocodiles and hippos. The abundance of water and excellent availability of food are the reasons why the Masai Mara, which in fact is a continuation of the Tanzanian Serengeti National Park, has the greatest population of wild animals in the whole of Africa. There is a particularly dramatic “spectacle” from July to October, the annual migration of huge herds of Gnus and zebras. Predators such as Hyenas, Jackals, Leopards and Lions of course, closely follow these herds. Gigantic herds of over 200 buffaloes can also be observed. Plenty of food is available for elephants, giraffes, and the many species of antelopes.

Optional (hot air balloon taking off in the beautiful early morning, you drift above the browsing game and have tremendous opportunities for unusual photographs. What could be more uplifting than an early morning safari in a hot air balloon flying over the vast plains of Africa? Witness an African sunrise as a plethora of wildlife roam the land beneath you. At the end of the flight you land on the plains, in the midst of this enchanting savannah a champagne breakfast is laid out with the mouthwatering aroma of sausages, eggs, and bacon, sizzling over a charcoal fire. Drive in a leisurely fashion with game viewing on your way back to your camp).

Day 10: 26 OCTOBER 2019 MASAI MARA – NAIROBI (Approximately 6 hours drive)

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely and scenic drive to Nairobi Kenyans most colorful city, from here you will proceed to your hotel for leisure. Overnight at Ibis Styles Hotel (B)

Day 11: 27 OCTOBER 2019 NAIROBI

Post breakfast proceed toward Nairobi National Park, whole day sightseeing at Nairobi nation Park with, Evening Return to Hotel, rest and End of Day.

Day 12: 28 OCTOBER 2019 NAIROBI – DEPARTURE

After breakfast, check out at 1000hrs and stay within the vicinities of the hotel perhaps the restaurant or roof top lunch on own account. Later on transfer to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight WY 722 departing

0025hrs on 28 October 2019(B)

B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Inclusive:

Arrival and departure airport transfers

Accommodation and meals as specified in the itinerary above

Park entrance fees and game drives as applicable

Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide

Transport and transfers in a safari 4x4 land cruiser with a pop-up game-viewing roof hatch

01 litre mineral water per person per day in the vehicle while on safari

Not Included:

Meals not specified in the itinerary above

Beverages

International & local flights*

Balloon safaris - USD 425 per person

Any other items of a personal nature not mentioned above.

Masai Village Visit - USD 20 per person

Boat ride in Naivasha - USD 25 per person

Crescent Island visit in Naivasha - USD 65 per person

Bird & Nature walks where not mentioned

Supplements for vehicle upgrade

Tips/gratuities

Entry visas and fees

Medical and travel insurance (clients must have their own)