Kenya Photo Safari For Couples & Honeymooners

KENYA PHOTO SAFARI FOR COUPLES & HONEYMOONERS

This wonderful 7 night / 8-day program includes a visit to 3 amazing game viewing places in Kenya. The areas are Masai Mara, Amboseli and Lewa Downs (northern Kenya). The ecosystems are different from one place to another and the game viewing is diversified from place to place.  

Masai Mara Game Reserve:

: Kenya’s Premier for game viewing. Known for its “Big Five” game such as lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino among many other game and bird species.

Amboseli Game Reserve

Known for its massive herds of elephants and views of Mt. Kilimanjaro from the Kenyan side. The mountain is in Tanzania. Other game includes buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, topi, giraffes, elands, hyenas, wild dogs, leopard, lions, lesser kudu and over 600 species of birds

Lewa Downs:

Known for its unique northern species and other game. The list includes black rhinos, Grevy’s zebras, sitatungas, lions, leopard, elephants, rhinos and cape buffaloes, wild dogs, over 12% of Kenya’s eastern black rhinoceros, prolific birdlife, and the largest population of Grevy’s zebras in the world

THE PROGRAM

Welcome to Kenya! On arrival at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a representative of Emmarosh Travel and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Hemingways Nairobi is a plantation-style boutique hotel located in the Karen suburb of Nairobi, overlooking the ‘Karen Blixen famed’ Ngong Hills just 40min from Nairobi’s airport. Her luxurious Guest accommodation and facilities comprises 43 Junior Suites and 2 Presidential Suites all spacious, en-suite and airy guest rooms flooded with natural light, with private balcony. Room amenities include air conditioning and ceiling fan, a spacious bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, double vanity, separate toilet, bath and shower, complimentary wired internet and Wi-Fi, TV, international dial Telephone, Mini bar,  Electronic safe, Hairdryer, Bathrobes & Slippers, a dedicated butler and a private dining room. Other hotel amenities include a contemporary European style restaurant serving amazing steaks and seafood, a patisserie, bar and terrace, spa, swimming pool and conferencing facilities.

Overnight: Hemingways Hotel Nairobi

After breakfast and a safari briefing, you will be transferred to the Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Amboseli. On arrival, you are met and driven to your accommodations. Enjoy your afternoon safari drive.

Amboseli National Park is land of the giants. Sitting at the foothills of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro 250kms/4hrs south west of Nairobi on the Kenya/Tanzania border, the park is most famous for the large herds of gigantic elephants that roam her dusty pans as well as the splendid views of the snow-capped “rooftop of Africa” which it overlooks. Her 390km² of lowland savannah plains are also home to buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, topi, giraffes, elands, hyenas, wild dogs, leopard, lions, lesser kudu and many others as well as over 600 species of birds!!.It is also second home of the proud and aloof Maasai tribe whose enigmatic people, culture and traditions are the fascination of many around the world. Popular activities include regular game viewing drives, nature/bush walks and Maasai village/manyatta visits (outside the park), unforgettable sundowners and hot air ballooning. It is also base of the long running Amboseli (Cynthia Moss) Elephant Research Project that has been studying the elephants and their behavior for almost three decades now and is a treasure trove of scientific knowledge critical for their conservation.

Tawi Lodge is a luxury tented camp in Amboseli national park. Situated close by a waterhole in a private 6,000-acre conservancy just 5mins outside Amboseli’s Kimana gate, the lodge is a harmonious combination of modern comfort and African tradition. Lodge amenities include luxurious accommodation tents, a dining room, bar, lounges, a spa and regular visits by elephants, zebra, Impala, kudus, gerenuk, and the local wildlife.

Overnight: Tawi Lodge B L D

Spend your day viewing and photographing the animals during your morning and afternoon safari drives.  

Overnight: Tawi Lodge B L D

After breakfast, you are flown to Lewa Downs Wildlife Conservancy. Upon arrival, you are met and assisted to your accommodations. Enjoy your afternoon safari drive.

The Lewa Downs is eco-friendly, wildlife conservancy in northern Kenya just south of Samburu. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is home to a wide variety of wildlife including the rare and endangered black rhinos, Grevy’s zebras and sitatungas as well as the lions, leopard, elephants, rhinos and cape buffaloes, wild dogs, over 12% of Kenya’s eastern black rhinoceros, prolific birdlife and the largest population of Grevy’s zebras in the world. It is also part of the Northern Rangelands Trust, an innovative partnership with a number of communities to the north who have given land for the preservation of wildlife while Lewa’s education program helps develop schools and train students and also conservation and anti-poaching.

Sirikoi, an award winning eco lodge, offers luxurious accommodation and world class food and hospitality amidst the abundant wildlife in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. 

Overnight: Sirikoi Camp B L D

Spend your day viewing and photographing the animals during your morning and afternoon safari drives.

Your evening game drive extends to a night drive. This is the best time to view nocturnal animals like bush babies, hyenas and possibly leopard. It is also the preferred hunting time for predators as well as feeding for the prey. You can expect to see some of the unique northern species like grevy’s zebra, the long-necked gerenuks and reticulated giraffe that are only found north of the equator in addition to eland and numerous other antelopes.

Overnight: Sirikoi Camp B L D

 

After breakfast, you will be flown to Kenya’s Masai Mara. On arrival, you are met and assisted to your accommodations. Enjoy your afternoon safari drive.

Maasai Mara Game Reserve is one Kenya’s most iconic and arguably the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa. Her 1,510km² of grassland and acacia studded plains are home to the Big-5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) as well as many other species of wild mammals. It is also home to the famous and majestic Maasai people who can often be seen herding their cattle on the periphery of the park or in their cultural manyattas (boma) just outside. Their age-old culture, customs, traditions, and demeanor are a marvel for locals and visitors alike. The Mara is an all year destination where the wildlife drama never ends; multitudes of resident game including elephants, prides of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, large herds of buffalo, rhinos, an occasional leopard, warthogs, several species of antelopes including eland and wildebeest and many other species of mammals as well as birds (the secretary birds, ostrich, Kori bustard and many others) can be seen all year round; it never gets dull. Between July and October, it is scene of the phenomenal annual wildebeest migration, considered the 8th wonder of the natural world, when over 2 million wildebeest and 200 thousand Zebra and opportunistic predators make their yearly sojourn from southern Serengeti in Tanzania to Maasai Mara in search of food. When they scatter all over the plains in an endless rib to rib push and shove; galloping, grazing and galloping further north again, it is the most amazing wildlife spectacle ever seen. But their most incredible moments remain the Mara river crossings where columns upon columns scamper into the river to satisfy this genetic hibernation; and massive crocodiles lie in their wait craving a feast; and many do fall victim, and others drown, but the population never seems to wane. It is a magical time to be there.

AndBeyond Kichwa Tembo Camp is a situated at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment in the Kichwa Tembo private conservancy right on the border with Maasai Mara, Kenya’s premier national wildlife reserve and home of the Maasai tribespeople. The flagship andBeyond camp in Kenya, her location enables guests enjoy all the wonders of Maasai Mara while at the same time from the restrictions to enjoy other interactive activities only possible outside the reserve including nature/bush walks, bush dinners, community interactions. Guest accommodation comprises in 40 safari tents (12 Classic Tents, 20 Superior Tents including 3 family tents and 8 Superior View Tents) lined in rows along the Saparingo River with views to the Maasai Mara plains and wilderness with sufficient to afford privacy. Tent amenities including a wooden platform, a tarpaulin canopy, private verandah with views across the Mara plains, comfortable 2x Twin size Beds or 1x King size Bed, en-suite Bathroom facilities, in-room safe, hair dryers, Other camp amenities include spacious open-plan dining and lounge areas, bar, a swimming pool, massage, laundry services, 24hr electricity, free WiFi, a crafts & curios shop, extensive manicured grounds frequented by wildlife, Wildlife and Cultural activities with Maasai people. 

Overnight: &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Camp  B L D

Spend your day viewing and photographing the animals during your morning and afternoon game drives.

Animals commonly seen here include elephants, prides of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, antelopes, gnus – even the elusive leopard or rhino. The reserve has reputedly the highest concentration of wild mammals in Africa.

Visit a local Masai Village.  

We can arrange for these optional activities at an additional cost.

Hot air ballooning over the Maasai Mara plains

 Fishing for the Nile Perch on Lake Victoria, world’s second largest freshwater lake

Overnight: &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Camp B L D

After breakfast bid farewell to Maasai Mara as you are flown back to Nairobi. On arrival, you will be met by a representative of Emmarosh Travel and transferred to the Hemingways Hotel where a day room is reserved for your comfort and convenience until 6:00 p.m.

This evening, you are driven to the international airport for your departure flight.

Dayroom: Hemingways Hotel B

PRICING INFORMATION

These prices are valid for travel between June – Dec 22, 2020 & Jan 1 – Dec 22, 2021. Christmas and New Year surcharges will apply for any travel between Dec 22– Jan 15, 2021 and the same time in 2022. These holiday surcharges are NOT included in these rates. Single room supplement and solo traveler rates are on request basis only. Any travel during the peak time may be subject to updated terms and conditions.

Travel Date Jan - Mar, 2021 April - May, 2021 June, 2021 July - Aug, 2021 Sept. - Oct., 2021 Nov - Dec 22, 2021
Per person Land $7,420.00 $6,920.00 $7,940.00 $ 8,960.00 $8,580.00 $7,160.00
Internal air $1,560.00 $1,400.00 $1,560.00 $1,400.00 $1,560.00 $1,400.00

Internal air includes the following flights:

  • Nairobi / Amboseli

  • Amboseli / Nairobi

  • Nairobi / Lewa Downs

  • Lewa Downs / Masai Mara

  • Masai Mara / Nairobi

All air is subject to change until paid for in full and tickets have been issued. Passport copies (photo page where names appear) are required in order to ticket the internal flights.

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodations per the itinerary
  • All transfers as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as indicated by letters B = Breakfast, Lunch & D = Dinner next to accommodations
  • Accompanying local driver/guide (English Speaking)
  • All activities are mentioned in the itinerary
  • Shared 4 x 4-wheel Toyota Landcruiser for game drives (maximum 6 to 8 guests)
  • All relevant park fees / conservation fees & entry fees (unless otherwise stated)
  • Porterage at airports and hotels.
  • Bottled mineral water in vehicles during game drives
  • Village visit at Masai Mara
  • Internal air (Nairobi / Amboseli / Nairobi / Lewa / Masai Mara / Nairobi). These flights are quoted separately and MUST be added to the land pricing

EXCLUSIONS

  • Optional activities (where applicable these are available at an additional cost)
  • International air
  • All items of a personal nature such as (telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc.).
  • Gratuities for the guide/ drivers or Airport representatives
  • Single Room Supplement (on request basis)
  • Solo Traveler Rates (on request basis)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Holiday Surcharges for travel between Dec 22 – Jan 15, 2021 & the same time in 2022.
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Fishing for the Nile perch in Lake Victoria
  • Trip insurance

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit per person required at time of booking: A deposit of 25% of the program price is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within 120 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request to secure confirmation.

CANCELLATION CHARGES

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of e-mail receipt. Cancellations received by Emmarosh are subject to the following:

CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON

121 days prior to departure (or more): 10% of the program price per person.
120-91 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

90-61 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

60 days prior to departure (or less): 100% of the program price

CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY:

The guest will be responsible for any changes or cancellations made to the itinerary at their request or beyond their control, before or during travel, including expenses incurred due to a change, delay or cancellation of any flights. If a guest cancels or leaves a journey and a roommate remains, an additional supplement may apply to the price for the remaining guest.

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR INTERNAL AIR

All internal air is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply).

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES WHERE APPLICABLE

Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with Emmarosh programs are subject to specific cancellation penalties.