Tour Dates:2016 Tour Dates: 13th July to 23rd July
You will be picked from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and taken to your hotel for check in and overnight stay.
Later that evening, you will meet the Zawadi Tours’ representatives including your main tour guide, Sufiyan, at the hotel lobby for a welcome note & introduction. You will then get a chance to introduce yourselves to the rest of the group over a scrumptious meal of Mushkaki, Chicken Tikka and Masala Chips at one of Nairobi’s most popular outdoor eat-out spots. Note: prepare to be bombarded by waiters form different restaurants wanting you to order from their menu. This will be an experience that you will remember for the rest of your lives!
Welcome to Kenya!
*Please note that you are on bed and breakfast basis here. The welcome dinner is the only meal included for this day.
After Fajr and breakfast, we will head through the scenic Rift Valley for the world famous game drive, Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Today you will experience what the African safari is all about. If you happen to see Mufasa along the way, take a selfie! (Yes, Mufasa is still alive- the King never dies… shhh, this is our little secret :P).
En route to Maasai Mara, we will stop by a town called Narok for a short break and some refreshments where you will be given the opportunity to hang out with some locals, pray, and have a little chat.
PS. When you do see Mufasa, do NOT take a selfie. That will end up being your last selfie, EVER! :)
Today will be another action-packed day of wildlife safari on your 4x4 Jeep. All the professional photographers out there (yes, that includes professional iPhone photographers and Instagramers), this will be your playfield. Have fun and remember to hash tag #zawadi on all your public uploads, directed to @zawaditours on Instagram, @zawadi_tours on Twitter, or tag Zawadi Tours on your Facebook uploads.
Enjoy an evening with the traditional Maasai dance performances while sipping on freshly brewed Kenyan Chai.
We will check out of the lodge straight after breakfast making our way to the beautiful land of the Pink Flamingos.
Picture a breathtaking backdrop of an African sunset against a sea of Pink Flamingoes scattered all around you as far as your eyes can see. This is the creation of Allah we want to witness, so that we can recognize Him and Glorify His Greatness even more.
Enjoy a little picnic lunch on the way to Amboseli, also known as Mount Kilimanjaro’s “Royal Court”.
This evening, we will be out on the search for giraffes, elephants, and zebra’s against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.
After an early morning game drive, we will go to visit an authentic Maasai village, learn about their ancestral culture and tradition, and give them an opportunity to showcase their artwork and beautiful crafts to us. Maasai arts and crafts are really unique and special, something you will not find anywhere else in the world.
Later on, we will head out for another game drive, searching the savannah for beautiful African birdlife.
After checking out of Amboseli early morning, we will head towards Taita Hills Sanctuary for lunch and refreshments. Thereafter, we will make our way to the beautiful Sarova Salt Lick Lodge for your check in and overnight stay. Do keep your cameras ready to capture enormous elephants freely roaming around the sanctuary right beneath your feet! This is definitely a sight not to miss out on!
After a cup of pure Kenyan coffee, we will head out for an early morning drive to search for animals and birdlife against the backdrop of a beautiful African sunrise. We will then head back to the lodge for breakfast and check out, making our way towards Tsavo East National Park, also known as the home of the "Red Elephants".
This evening will be our last game drive of the tour, taking in as much breath-taking scenery as possible along the way.
After breakfast we check out of the lodge, making our way to the sunny side of Kenya, Mombasa. We are expected to exit the National Park by 10:00 AM, joining the main highway. Expect to see buses with ‘Mombasa Raha’ written on them, which literally means “Mombasa Fun”. You will see exactly what all the hype is about once you get there. You haven’t seen Kenya if you haven’t been to Mombasa they say!
We are expected to check in at the hotel in Mombasa for lunch, and the rest of the day at our leisure to enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool and Kenya’s finest beach. Conveniently, the hotel is located very close to the Water Sports Centre where you can get your dose of thrill if that is your kind of thing!
After breakfast, we depart our hotel and head out towards Shimoni. Thereafter, we will set sail from the jetty and sail towards Kisite Marine Park searching for dolphins en route. Once at Kisite, we will get a chance to snorkel and see the various species of fish and coral (if you choose to dive then you can dive also at an extra fee). Thereafter, we will set sail to Wasini Island for lunch where we will be served a traditional Swahili seafood dish.
If time permits, we may also take a short tour of the village in the island after lunch and meet the locals.
After breakfast or at a time agreed, you will be dropped off to Moi International Airport in Mombasa for your flight back to Nairobi, where you have the option to either transit to your international flight back home, or extend your stay independently.
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Sufiyan brings years of experience in the African tourism industry. He grew up in a town called Meru, on the slopes of Mt Kenya, being raised on wildlife properties and travelling with his grandfather through the deep Kenyan bush where he learnt all there was to know abut the African wildlife and bush.
Majoring in Wildlife and Tourism at university of Midllesex in the United Kingdom, Sufiyan sought a career in tourism, sharing his passion for the bush and wildlife with his clients.
Having operated a large number of safaris over the years, Sufiyan now dedicates his time and passion to the satisfaction of his clients. Sufiyan has had more than 1000 clients in his years of experience in the Kenyan safari industry and Zawadi Tours is proud to have Sufiyan as part of the global team, and as the main tour leader for the Mufasa’s Kingdom Exploration Tour.
- Kenyans are the most chilled out people you’ll ever come across- seriously.
- Although coffee is the biggest source of income for the country, Kenyans hardly drink any coffee.
- Kenya only has two seasons; long rains, and short rains- but that doesn’t mean its always raining.
- The streets are a shared pathway for cars, people, donkeys, goats, chickens, cows…and umm… more cows!
- You will find the BEST fruits in Kenya- and they’re dirt-cheap! No joke.
- Kenyan street food comprises of fruit carts, roasted maize, cassava crisps, and coconut water. YUM!
- A five-seater car for Kenyans means that it can fit twenty people at once. Yup!
- Road rules don’t exist in Kenya. Do as you wish! You’re a free bird.
- Kenyans gift each other goats and cows. The bigger the animal, the greater the love.
- Pray in as many Masjids as possible, and enjoy hearing the Adhaan five times a day, every single day.
- Make the most of the healthy, organic food produce that Kenya has to offer- you seriously will enjoy fresh Kenyan cuisine.
- Jet ski on Kenyan beaches- this is a must!
- Take as many pictures as you can but also take in the moment as much as possible.
- Enjoy the amazing sunsets.
- Breathe in the fresh air every morning before sunrise- this heals.
- Try counting the billions of glittering stars in the Kenyan night skies. We challenge you!
- Switch off your phones, and just chill. Breathe.
- Don’t feed a monkey- more monkeys will come and eat all of your food.
- If you don’t want to be chased by an elephant, don’t whistle.
- Don’t wear expensive jewelry, or flashy watches.
- Don’t bring with you too many electronic devices.
- Travel light- don’t pack your entire wardrobe.
- Don’t sleep in- Sufiyan might leave you behind...
- Don’t bring your office/school work with you. You’re here to have fun and create memories with others. Leave everything else behind.
- Toilet paper!!! Just joking! We’ve got this, guys. Relax!
- Insect repellent- or else you will get lots of mosquito bites!
- Hats, sunscreen, sunglasses (non expensive ones of course!)
- Swimming gear
- Comfortable shoes (ladies, high heels are NOT comfortable- trust us. We know!)
- Light jumpers/sweaters
- Personal toiletries
- Light, comfortable clothes
- Personal spending money (we can arrange an exchange of USD for you- airport currency exchange rates are quite high!)
You can process your e-visa online. Please confirm this with the Kenyan embassy in your country.
Please contact your local travel doctor and ask what the current official requirements are.
- Twin-share accommodation on full-board basis (All meals Halal)
- Exclusive use of 4 x 4 Jeep Safari vehicle with an experienced tour guide
- All parks and sanctuary fees
- 1 litre of bottled drinking water per person, per day while on safari
- All airport transfers in Kenya
- One-way domestic flight (from Mombasa to Nairobi)
- Wasini Island Tour
- Cultural excursion to a Maasai village either in Maasai Mara or Amboseli
- All kinds of soft drinks (except for where it is all inclusive)
- Any souvenirs
- Laundry services
- Any type of travel/personal/luggage insurance
- Medical and evacuation fess
- Any international flights, or visas
- Any gratitudes to your drivers, tour guides, hotel porters, or waiters
- Any personal expenses
- Any other items/activities not included in the itinerary
Pay in Full: $4,700 per person