Saturday, June 9, 2012

Kenya Migration Safari Special

Kenya offers exceptional value for safaris at the moment, including safaris during the annual wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara in 2012. The below special is exceptional value. The best time to visit the Masai Mara to see the migration is from mid-July to mid-October, when the migrating herds are crossing the Mara River. 

6 night Migration Safari Special  – Travel between 01 Jun – 19 Dec 2012
  • 3 nights Porini Mara Camp in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy and Mara Naboisho Conservancy
  • 2 nights at Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy and Motorogi Conservancy
  • 1 full day inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Day 1
Road Transfer by shuttle minibus from Nairobi to Ol Kinyei (140 miles, 3 ½ hours) arriving for lunch at Porini Mara Camp. This is a small eco-friendly bush camp of just 6 tents for a maximum of 12 guests giving an intimate and more personal safari experience and where you will be looked after by the Maasai who own the Ol Kinyei Conservancy. In the afternoon, take your first game drive in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy in an open-sided 4×4 safari vehicle with an expert Maasai guide and spotter to look for the abundance of animals that have been seen in this very scenic 15,000 acre wilderness area which has a variety of landscapes including hills, valleys, acacia forests and open plains. The Ol Kinyei Conservancy is reserved exclusively for guests of the Porini Mara camp so there are no other tourist vehicles allowed into the area, giving you the chance to experience the big game of the Mara without the hordes of tourists seen in the park. In the evening you will stop at a scenic spot for a sundowner followed by a night game drive in the conservancy, then head back to camp for a shower and dinner. Overnight Porini Mara Camp.
Day 2
Awaken at dawn and head out on a game drive into the adjacent Mara Naboisho Conservancy, a 60,000 acres wilderness area which is exclusive to a few small safari camps which have joined with Gamewatchers Safaris in leasing the area as a wildlife conservancy owned by the local Maasai community. The open plains and valleys with scattered acacia woodland abound with wildlife including resident lions. Hippo and crocodiles can also be seen. Stop for a picnic bush breakfast in a scenic spot and continue exploring the Naboisho Conservancy, returning to Porini Mara Camp for lunch. In the afternoon you will have a nature walk, game drive and the option of a visit to a nearby Maasai village, the home of the families of the camp staff who will escort you.
Day 3
A full day to have game drives in the Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies to further explore the wilderness with your expert guide and to seek out the wildlife. Sundowner, night drive and final dinner at Porini Mara Camp.
Day 4
After an early breakfast drive through Naboisho Conservancy and on to Olare Orok Conservancy
arriving at Porini Lion Camp for lunch. In the afternoon you will take a game drive in the conservancy followed by a sundowner and night drive back to camp. Overnight Porini Lion Camp.
Day 5
Another early breakfast and then spend a full day inside the Mara Reserve, with a picnic lunch, to seek out the migration if is in the area. Back to camp in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 6
Leave the camp after breakfast and drive through the Mara Reserve to Ol Kiombo Airstrip and fly back to Nairobi or fly direct to the coast for a beach holiday after your safari.

This special is offered by SUNSAFARIS. Contact Sunsafaris to book this safari itinerary or get a tailor-made itinerary.

Child policy:
Children (8-16 years) pay 60% if sharing with 2 adults (2nd Child in tent is strongly discouraged due to limited space in tent and shower/toilet facilities).
Sharing with 1 adult the adult pays single supplement and child pays 60%.
Two children in own tent pay 75% of adult rate each.
Porini Camps are not suitable for children below 8 years of age.
Each tent has a double & single bed.
- Included flight fare is current and subject to change without prior notice.
- Included flight fare is inclusive of domestic airport departure tax and insurance.
- Baggage allowance is 15 kilograms per person, which is inclusive of hand baggage.
Prices include:
Road transfer from Nairobi to Ol Kinyei Conservancy in Mara, flight back from Ol Kiombo, Mara to Nairobi Wilson, 3 nights Porini Mara Camp (game drives in Ol Kinyei & Naboisho) and 2 nights Porini Lion Camp (game drives in Olare Orok and One Mara Reserve) with game drives in open-sided 4×4 vehicles, all meals and free house wines, beer and soft drinks, sundowners, bush breakfasts, night drives, walks, Maasai village visit, conservancy fees for 6 days and Mara Reserve for 1 day.
Prices exclude:
International flights plus taxes and visa fees, Laundry services, inoculations, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, Tips, gratuities, Porterage to hotel’s/camp’s staff or driver- guide(s), All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc, Any other item(s) not included or mentioned in our itinerary above.

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