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  • Mt Kilimanjaro in the distance from Amboseli

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  • Sunrise over the savannah in Amboseli

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  • A cheetah in Masai Mara

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  • Flamingoes at Lake Elmenteita

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  • Grey Crowned Crane

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  • Elephants crossing the road in Amboseli National Park

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  • The king of the jungle

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  • Balloons over Masai Mara at sunrise

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  • Mt Kilimanjaro in the distance from Amboseli

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  • Sunrise over the savannah in Amboseli

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  • A cheetah in Masai Mara

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  • Flamingoes at Lake Elmenteita

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  • Grey Crowned Crane

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  • Elephants crossing the road in Amboseli National Park

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  • The king of the jungle

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  • Balloons over Masai Mara at sunrise

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  • Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge in Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

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14 Day Magical Kenya

  • Go on safari in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Relax on the stunning beaches of Diani
Includes Return International Flights

Vibrant cities bursting with life, a pride of lions stalking the grassy plains, the snow-capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro looming in the distance; Kenya is a photographer's dream come true. From the wilds of the vast Masai Mara National Reserve to the serene beaches of Diani near Mombasa, this package will showcase the beauty, the history, and the culture of Kenya like never before.

Experience the magic, mystery and excitement of Kenya on this 14 day package visiting Nairobi, Mombasa, the Amboseli National Park, and beyond. Go in search of lions, elephants, buffalo and more on up to three game drives within the Masai Mara National Reserve. Witness an incredible array of birdlife at Lake Elmenteita, a UNESCO listed site renowned for its biodiversity. Experience the wonders of Amboseli National Park, with Mt Kilimanjaro looming in the distance. View animals grazing within the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, plant a tree to leave a lasting mark on Kenya, and spend three days at leisure on the beaches of Diani near Mombasa. This once-in-a-lifetime Kenyan adventure includes return international flights; 11 nights in hotels, boutique lodges and tented camps; English-speaking tour leader and guides; 31 meals and so much more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth for Nairobi, Kenya. Fly with airlines such as Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Virgin Australia and Emirates to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Welcome to Nairobi. Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation.

Overnight: The Panari Hotel, Nairobi Meals included: None

Today you will leave Nairobi and travel towards Narok and the Masai Mara National Reserve. Along the way you will pass the impressive Longonot Earth Station, a terrestrial terminal used to communicate with satellites. You will reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. This afternoon set off on your first game drive, returning to the camp as the sun sets.

Sentrim Mara Camp is located in a conservancy bordering the Masai Mara Game Reserve with game drives in both locations. The Mara Plains are teeming with wild animals such as lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo, as well as wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, impala and Thomson's gazelle. The birdlife is also incredibly diverse, with a myriad of species including eagles, ostriches, storks, and more than 50 different birds of prey regularly sighted. It’s a nature lover's paradise.

Overnight: Sentrim Mara Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Following an early breakfast, depart for a game drive, or take the opportunity to enjoy an optional early morning Balloon Safari (not included). Please note: guests choosing the optional activity will not receive the full game drive however they will be collected en route) before returning mid-morning to the camp. After some down time, set off for another game drive in the afternoon. As the sun sets, return to the camp and settle back for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Sentrim Mara Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, leave Masai Mara National Reserve and travel across the ‘breadbasket of Kenya' towards Narok, admiring the patchwork of wheat and barley fields that covers the landscape. Continue across the vast plains of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle. Arrive at your lodge in Lake Elmenteita around midday. Following lunch, set off for a guided walk along the shores of this UNESCO World Heritage Listed lake. The lake is home to over 400 species of bird, including flamingoes which congregate en mass along its shores. Elmenteita also attracts zebra, gazelle, eland antelope, and families of warthog. Return to the lodge for dinner and an evening of leisure.

Overnight: Sentrim Elmenteita Lodge, Lake Elmenteita Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After an early breakfast, proceed to Nairobi for lunch (or picnic lunch dependent on conditions) and continue south towards Amboseli, before arriving at your camp in the afternoon.

Sentrim Amboseli is located on the border of Amboseli National Park, near the Kimana Gate. The luxurious and comfortable tents are evenly spread out with a fantastic view of Mt Kilimanjaro. Frequently sighted species within the park include African bush elephants, Cape buffalo, impala, Masai lions, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Masai giraffes, plains zebras, and blue wildebeest.

Overnight: Sentrim Amboseli Camp, Amboseli National Park Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Head out for a full day game drive after breakfast, and enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, return to the lodge where you will have time to unwind in your room or enjoy a swim in the pool before dinner.

Overnight: Sentrim Amboseli Camp, Amboseli National Park Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After an early breakfast, take in your last view of Mt Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. From here travel east past Tsavo National Park to the private Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary covers an area of 110 square km and is home to cape buffalo, African bush elephant, African leopard, Masai lion, Tanzanian cheetah, Masai giraffe, zebra, hartebeest, impala, waterbuck, Thomson's gazelle, lesser kudu, and dik-dik - the world’s smallest antelope. Arrive for lunch and then enjoy a game drive through the sanctuary. This afternoon take the opportunity to plant a tree and leave a lasting mark in the sanctuary. Continue to the lodge for dinner and enjoy game viewing over the watering hole with the flood lights.

Overnight: Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After an early breakfast, drive through the Sanctuary to the city of Mombasa - home to more than 1.2 million people. Continue with a ride on the Likoni Ferry to the idyllic beachside area of Diani, approx. 30km south of Mombasa. Arrive at The Baobab Beach Resort & Spa in time for a late lunch. Set within 80 acres of tropical gardens, overlooking the vast Indian Ocean, the resort is a perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, Diani Beach Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy a free day at leisure. Simply kick back and relax, or take advantage of the range of activities offered by the resort. Note: some activities may incur an additional cost, which is payable direct to the resort.

Overnight: Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, Diani Beach Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy another day free at leisure.

Overnight: Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, Diani Beach Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy another day free at leisure.

Overnight: Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, Diani Beach Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After check out, be transferred to Mombasa Airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast can be arranged upon request for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight scheduling

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the highlights of magical Kenya
  • Experience up to three safari drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Spot lions, giraffes, cheetahs, impala and more
  • Experience a full day game drive in the biodiverse Amboseli National Park
  • Witness the majesty of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting)
  • Spot wild animals on a game drive in Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Leave a lasting memory at the Sanctuary by planting a tree
  • Travel across the vast plains of the Rift Valley
  • Look for flamingoes at the UNESCO listed Lake Elmenteita
  • Learn about flora and fauna of Lake Elmenteita on a guided walk
  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Diani near Mombasa
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/PER
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • 6 nights boutique lodge and tented camp accommodation
  • Enjoy 31 meals including all meals on safari
  • National park fees and government taxes
  • Qualified safari field rangers and trackers
  • English-speaking tour leader (day 3 to 9)
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C and open-air 4x4 vehicles
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 15th May 2019.

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share.

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $580 applies.

Departure Dates 
2018
June: 6 (SOLD OUT)
July: *25
August: 22
August: 8, 15 (SOLD OUT)
September: 12
September: 5, 19 (SOLD OUT)
October: 17, 24
November: 14, 28

2019
January: 23
February: 13
March: 13
May: 15

Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $300 per person.

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth.



Full Service Airline(s) Used
Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airways, Turkish Airlines, South African Airlines, Virgin Australia, Emirates plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Arrive early in Nairobi, Kenya
$200 per person (subject to availability)
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers. - No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stay behind in Mombasa, Kenya
$200 per person (subject to availability)
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person one way
Solo Traveller: $700 one way
Locations: 
- Abu Dhabi
Includes:
- 2 nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound (pre tour) stopover may be chosen only
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $6999 per person
Please note: 
- All Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self rated) 

- Nairobi: The Panari Hotel

- Masai Mara National Reserve: Sentrim Mara Camp

- Lake Elmenteita: Sentrim Elmenteita Lodge

- Amboseli National Park: Savora Salt Lick Game Lodge 

- Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary: Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge

- Diani Beach: Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.



Extra Nights
- Nairobi (Pre-Tour): $170 per room including breakfast 
- Diani Beach (Post-Tour): $230 per room including breakfast 
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind. 

Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for children 7 years old and over.
Please note: children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.

Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies (subject to availability).

Bedding Configuration
2 x single or 1 x queen/king (subject to availability).

Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 7 per vehicle.

Optional Tours / Activities
Day 4: Masai Mara Balloon Safari - $385 USD (approx. $497 AUD) 
Please Note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: approx. $10 USD (approx. $13 AUD) per person/ day    
- Optional activities/tours 
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
Nairobi:
The climate is warm in Nairobi. It has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. This is true even for the driest month. The temperature here averages 19 °C. The average annual rainfall is 869 mm.

Mombasa/Diani:
Mombasa has a tropical climate. The temperature here averages 26.7 °C. About 1196 mm of precipitation falls annually.

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

COACH TOUR
Meals:
31 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of their luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is $10 USD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



A tourist visa s a strict requirement when travelling to Kenya on an Australian passport. The current price is $51 USD for a single entry visa but is subject to change at short notice. 
Find more information here http://evisa.go.ke/evisa-types.html

Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.



Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply.
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