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Classic Safari With Governors Camp

NAIROBI - LAKE NAIVASHA -MAASAI MARA   

PROGRAM SUMMARY

DATES LOCATION ACCOMMODATION MEAL PLAN
Day 1 Lake Naivasha Loldia House Full Board
Day 2 Maasai Mara Game Reserve Main Governors Camp FB
Day 3 Amboseli Main Governors Camp FB
Day 4 Naivasha Main Governors Camp FB
Day 5 Departure Mara Sopa Lodge FB

DETAILED ITINERARY
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN NAIROBI - DRIVE TO LAKE NAIVASHA

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on an early morning flight you will be met by Classic Safaris representative and after a short briefing regarding your safari, you will be driven to Loldia House located in the Great Rift Valley.

  

Loldia House is situated on a private farm of some 6,500 acres on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Here guests are free to explore
the farm with one of our guides, to enjoy the interaction of farming activities and the wild animals which live alongside,
and to explore the lakes and mountains of the Great Rift Valley.
At Loldia House you’ll experience the life of Kenya’s early settlers. Loldia House is an ideal spot to relax, taste the pleasures of
Kenyan country life and explore the Great Rift Valley. There are beautiful views of the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot.
Wild animals roam free on the farm and in the evenings hippo munch quietly by the waterside. Loldia House is only a two hour drive
from Nairobi and within easy reach of Nairobi’s International Airport.

It is a perfect place from which to begin your exciting safari holiday around Kenya.

Arrive in time for lunch, after lunch, you will enjoy a boat ride across to the Crescent Island where you will have a guided walk.
Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay

Overnight: Loldia House  
Meal Plan: Full Board
  

DAY 2: FLY FROM NAIVASHA TO MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE  

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Loldia airstrip for your flight to Mara. Upon arrival at Musiara Airstrip in Mara,
you will be met and transferred to your Camp for check in followed by lunch. After lunch, you will enjoy your first game drive.

Thereafter, you will return to the Camp in good time to freshen up in readiness for Dinner.

   

The Maasai Mara is arguably Kenya’s most popular game reserve. It is most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya.
The film“Out of Africa” was made to a great extent in this sanctuary. There is a profusion of all types of wildlife
including the big five. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeests, zebras, and the gazelles
from the Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara river to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June.
The game reserve abounds with birdlife since close to about four hundred and fifty two odd species have been recorded.

Overnight: Main Governor’s Camp  
Meal Plan: Full Board
     

DAY 3 & 4: ON SAFARI IN MAASAI MARA

Early morning and afternoon game drives. The rest of the day can be used to enjoy the facilities at the Camp. Optional activities
at an extra cost include a visit to a Masai Village to get to learn more about the Masai people culture. Or you could take a balloon
safari in the early morning. Later return to the Camp for dinner and overnight stay.

   

Overnight: Main Governor’s Camp 
Meal Plan: Full Board
     

   

The setting is magical. So much so that almost a century ago it was reserved, exclusively, for Kenya’s colonial Governors. Governors’ Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it’s waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.

Some of the 37 tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. Created in 1972 Governors’ Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp. Today it’s still Africa’s best. Everything is under canvas, all tents have en-suit bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River and dinning tent with views over the plains. Governors Camp has just been awarded a Silver Eco Rating from Eco- Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in place in camp.

DAY 5: NAIROBI - DEPARTURE

After breakfast at the camp, bid farewell to the Masai Mara as you set on your journey back to Nairobi. You will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. Upon arrival at Wilson airport in Nairobi, you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your departure flight back home/Drive back down the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi, passing the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot, and lakes Elementaita and Naivasha on the way. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle and head up the escarpment. You will arrive in Kenya's bustling capital city Nairobi in the early afternoon where you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your departure flight back home.

Say Goodbye to Wonderful Kenya and Promise to join us again on another Expedition


TOUR INCLUSIONS TOUR EXCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation and Meals as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a Chauffeur driven 4 x 4 Safari vehicle 
    with a pop up roof for game viewing & photography on shared basis. 
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide.
  • All  game viewing drives
  • All parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • Complimentary 500ml mineral water per person per game drive in the safari vehicle
  • All meet and greet services.
  • All arrival and departure transfers.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Internal local flight from Naivasha - Mara - Wilson airport in Nairobi


  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc. Tips and gratuities.
  • Tipping: Recommended Hotel staff @ USD 5 & Guides @ USD 10 per day.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks,
  • Any extra meals not included
  • International flights and departure taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any other items not included in our itinerary 

DEPARTURE DATES

 SEASON  Per Person Sharing
01 - 31 OCTOBER 2015 US$ 2705
01 - 30 NOVEMBER 2015
US$ 2378
01 - 15 DECEMBER 2015
US$ 2705
03 JAN - 31 MARCH 2016
US$ 2567
01 APRIL - 30 JUNE 2016
US$ 2272