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KENYA WILDLIFE SAFARI

Nairobi, Ol Pejeta, Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru  & Masai Mara Game Reserve

Birthplace of the classic safari, Kenya is home to some of the best game viewing and most famous reserves on the continent. Africa’s ‘Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard) will be in our sights as we travel overland in our pop-top safari vehicles accompanied by our safari guides. With a maximum of six participants per vehicle, we’ll each have a window seat to enjoy the best possible views of wildlife and take the best photos!
We begin in Nairobi and head overland to the rugged, semi-desert Samburu area of the Rift Valley. In the open savannah we hope to get our first look at lions, cheetahs, hippos, and elephants. At the Ol Pejeta Conservancy we’ll see the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa as well as some of the highest densities of lion prides in Kenya.  The Masai Mara National Reserve, home to some of Africa’s best game viewing. We hope to catch the end of the annual migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra herds attract constant attention from top predators. 
We are staying in a wonderful mix of lodge and tented camp accommodation to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the real Africa.  Experience Africa’s outstanding wild places and wild life on this WTN Kenya Safari.

Nov. 08 to Nov. 17, 2018     Waitlist only!
Land only cost: USD $3995* Based on 15 participants
USD $4295* Based on 10 – 14 participants
Taxes and Gratuities: USD $250*
Single supplement: USD $999 *

2019 TRIPS
Oct. 27 to Nov. 05, 1029 OR  Nov. 03 to Nov. 11, 2019
Approximate Tour Cost (per person)* 
USD $4595 (15 participants)
USD $4795  (10 – 14 participants)
Guaranteed single supplement USD $1095

NEW FOR 2019 trips! *Price includes taxes and gratuities per person USD $250

NEW for 2019 trips! World Explorers Club (Repeat traveller credit)
We’d like to make sure that you know about our Worldwide Explorers Club. Travel twice with us and we’ll say a special thank you by taking 5% off all your subsequent trips. The bonus applies to our brochure trips only, is non-transferrable, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or credit.  Note that some exceptions may apply as indicated on the tour’s Detailed Itinerary.

Roommate match program available.
If you are travelling on your own and would like to share accommodation, we would be happy to try to match you with a suitable roommate.
If we are unable to do so, the single cost applies.

Check out photos from our last African Safari  – CLICK HERE

Group Size:
12 – 16 participants

2018 HOST:  Nanette Snel is a seasoned and passionate traveller. Born in Venezuela, raised in Holland with ties to Portugal, Brazil and South Africa, travel is in her blood.  Nanette enjoys a successful career as an  Interior Decorator but she loves to take time out to see the world. With excellent people skills and a talent for organization, Nanette will make sure your tour is memorable and that every need is taken care of – with a smile

 

2019 TOUR HOSTS:

Oct. 27 to Nov. 05, 2019 HOST: Laureen Morris has always had a passion for travel and her first trip with WTN was to Greece in 2006 and since then has taken many trips to explore the world. Laureen believes the world is there for us to see and share together and each person’s adventure should be a memorable and positive experience. Laureen is an avid photographer and enjoys documenting and sharing her wonderful travel experiences. She has a passion for politics at all levels and in June 2014 worked on her 27th election campaign. When not on the move, her grandchildren and family take up her spare time. Laureen’s extensive career in the corporate world and as an advocate for the public in an M.P.s office brings a wealth of knowledge and skill in helping people make the most of their travel experience. Laureen embraces life with great enthusiasm and enjoys meeting new people.

Nov. 03 to Nov. 11, 2019 HOST: Laurie Flasko is a customer service expert, motivational speaker, life coach, and author. She has recently launched the “Kindness Advantage”:  an initiative to educate clients and her community about the choice a person has to extend kindness.  Laurie loves adventure;  she enjoys creating travel experiences that allows one to experience the awe and beauty of the place and moment.  She is passionate about embracing opportunities and believes that one has to “make things happen” in order to enjoy the gift of life today given to each person. Laurie enjoys taking care of the details to help make your trip an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

Signature Moments

  • Spot lions in ‘Born Free’ country
  • Stay in a tented camp in the Masai Mara
  • Count Africa’s ‘Big Five’
  • Visit local women run craft co-operatives

Trip Highlights

  • Ol Pejeta Game Reserve
  • Samburu & Buffalo Springs Game Reserves
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Daphne Sheldricks elephant orphanage
  • Kenya giraffeKaren Blixen museum, home of the Danish renowned writer
  • Giraffe centre
  • Chimpanzee centre
  • Visit a traditional Masi Manyatta (tribal village)
  • Visit Nanyuki Weavers & Spinners cooperative

What’s Included:

  •  Arrival/departure transfers if arriving and departing with the group
  • Accommodation in twin occupancy; 2 nighs Stanley Hotel Nairobi, 2 nights Sarova Shaba Lodge, 2 nights Sweetwater Tented Camp, 1 night Sarova Lion Lodge, 2 nighs Sarova Mara Camp  (or similar)
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Transportation by private coach
  • Kenya tented campExperienced safari driver/guides
  • Entrance fees to sites visited as per itinerary
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel and group meals
    (as indicated above)
  • Taxes (as indicated above)
  • Services of your Womens Travel Network tour host

Note: The itinerary and accommodation described in this tour brochure are subject to change due to logistical arrangements and to take advantage of local event

Not Included:

  • Roundtrip airfare from your home to Nairobi
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers, if not travelling with the group
  • Alcoholic beverages and bar expenses
  • KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAItems of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Kenya visa fee (approximately US $51)
  • Additional transport required due to any
    Landrgency situation

 

Optional ZANZIBAR BEACH extension 

Blue Bay beachNov. 17 to Nov. 21, 2018
Land only cost USD $1695 per person, based on double occupancy
Single rooms available on request

2019 Trip Extension
Cost:  Approx. US$1595 per person

Single Supplement:  Approx.US$250

What’s Included in Zanzibar extension:

– Arrival and departure transfers based on group flight schedule
– Flight from Nairobi to Zanzibar
– 4 nights accommodation based on double occupancy,  Blue Bay Beach Resort (or similar)

Bluebay beach 2–  Breakfast and dinner daily
 hotel tax and service charges
– tour host will accompany the group with a minimum of 8 participants

Not Included in Mombasa extension:
– Air transportation (price to be determined once flights are available to book)
(please note where domestic flights are included the luggage limit per person including hand luggage is usually 15kgs for domestic flights)
 All items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks.
– Travel insurance

Important Information regarding the Kenya Wildlife Safari :

 –          Your passport must be valid for at least six months after your return date.
–          All passports must have two blank pages side by side for Kenyan immigration
–          A Visa for Kenya is required and may be obtained prior to departure at the Kenyan Embassy in Ottawa
–          Anti-malaria protection is required.  Contact your doctor or health clinic.
–          Contact your local health clinic or doctor to determine if any other inoculations are required.

Payment Details:
A non-refundable deposit of US$500 per person is required to reserve a space on this tour. A second non-refundable deposit of US$1000 is required six months prior to departure. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

The Womens Travel Network was founded by Debbie Ross, who provides the inspiration for women only small group trips as well as some mixed company trips.  The WTN is affiliated with Worldwide Quest, a TICO Travel Agency, that provides all of the trip logistics, trip designs and details, and also looks after the entire booking process and client care before, during and after your travels.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Joining Instructions
The tour commences with a group transfer from Nairobi airport to the hotel.
The tour ends with a group transfer to Nairobi airport for your flight home.
Or
Zanzibar extension, with a group transfer to Zanzibar airport for your flight home.
Please contact us to verify timing of this transfer prior to making any flight arrangements.

Level of Activity: Easy
We will be doing most of our game viewing from the comfort of our pop-top safari vehicles, as it is illegal to get out and walk in the parks. The elevations do change as we travel around Tanzania with the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater at approximately 3400 metres and the Serengeti National Park at an elevation of slightly less than 2000 metres. Note that roads are frequently bumpy and dusty, and you should be prepared for this. Please contact our office for further information.

Accommodation
We are staying in a wonderful mix of lodge and tented camp accommodation. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with showers and WC, hot and cold water, beds with mosquito nets, hair dryers and tea/coffee making facilities. The Sweetwaters Serena Camp tents have canvas interiors, solid floors and permanent roofs.  Lodges and camps have been selected for their exceptional views in wildlife rich environments.

Transportation
We use 4-wheel drive safari vehicles driven by an English speaking safari guide. By limiting each vehicle to a maximum of 6 participants, we’ll each have a window seat to enjoy the best possible views of wildlife.

Weather
We expect partly cloudy skies with daytime temperatures ranging of about 23°C and overnight lows of about 15°C.  We may experience some brief showers. 

Travel Documents
You will require a passport for this trip. Please ensure it is valid for at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date.  A visa is required for Kenya and can be obtained online prior to arrival; we will send you instructions for obtaining this visa.

The Womens Travel Network was founded by Debbie Ross, who provides the inspiration for women only small group trips as well as some mixed company trips.  The WTN is affiliated with Worldwide Quest, a TICO Travel Agency, that provides all of the trip logistics, trip designs and details, and also looks after the entire booking process and client care before, during and after your travels.

For Reservations, To Request a Detailed Itinerary or to Discuss the Trip details contact:
Worldwide Quest
491 King St. E, Toronto ON, M5A 1L9
Call:     416-633-5666 or 1-800-387-1483
Email:  travel@worldwidequest.com or Kerry@worldwidequest.com
Website: www.worldwidequest.com

For Information about the Womens Travel Network
Call: 905-771-8338 or 1-888-419-0118
Email:  info@womenstravelnetwork.ca
Website: www.womenstravelnetwork.ca

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