Flying Safaris

Name: Simba’s Safari.-Lewa Downs and the Mara

Location: Kenya

Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights

Type of Safari: Luxury

Description-Lewa Downs-: At the foot of Mt Kenya, Lewa Downs’s safari has been the Craig family home since 1924 when the Craig grandparents came from England and began raising cattle here. It was then established as a black rhino sanctuary in the early 80s. Hailed as one of Kenya's biggest conservation successes, the Lewa Downs safari is committed to the conservation of wildlife and diverse habitats found on the northern slopes of Mt Kenya. Endangered species abound, ranging from the Grevy's zebra to Sitatunga and oryx. From Lewa the rolling red hills spread north with long ranging vistas as far as the eye can see.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 Nairobi/Lewa
B/L/D

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi you will be met by Wanderlust representative and transfer you to Wilson airport, then fly on to Lewa Downs. Representatives from Sirikoi Lodge will be at the airstrip to meet you and transfer you on a game drive to the lodge. Overnight at Sirikoi Lodge.

Day 2 Lewa Downs
B/L/D

Enjoy your first full day on safari with morning and evening game drives. Activities are plentiful at Sirikoi with game walks, drives, helicopter trips and camel treks all available. Alternatively simply relax and soak up Sirikoi's stunning setting. The green lawns provide a safe haven for numerous species of antelope, warthog and blue crested cranes. Overnight at Sirikoi Lodge.

Day 3, 4 & 5 Masai Mara
B/L/D

After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your flight to the Masai Mara National Park. Set on the banks of the Mara River, Mara Sopa Lodge is in the heart of Kenya's most famous Masai Mara game reserve, and you should encounter plenty of game on the journey from the airstrip to the Lodge. Mara Sopa Lodge will be your home for the following three nights. Upon arrival and orientation, there will be plenty of time for an afternoon game drive. Each day's schedule is up to you: drive into the National Park with a picnic lunch, or Morning game drive, go back to the Lodge for lunch and thereafter have an afternoon game drive. The area's Masaai are partners in Mara Sopa Lodge so you are sure of a welcome if you choose to visit the local manyatta to learn more about their pastoral way of life. Every night has a dinner party atmosphere where drinks are served on the long sundeck overlooking the hippo-filled river followed by guests and guides dining together in a warm and convivial atmosphere.

Optional hot air balloons safari can be arranged at an extra cost. U.S $ 500 per person.

Day 6 Nairobi

After breakfast the Lodge’s guide will transfer you to the airstrip for the scheduled flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival in Nairobi there will be time for lunch & dinner at Nairobi Ol Sereni Hotel. Then transfer you to the airport in the evening for your flight to the next destination.

Kenya Coast Extension

An extension to the Kenyan Coast is the perfect addition to any Kenyan safari. Fly directly from Masai Mara to the coast and spend some time relaxing by the beach or pool. At an extra cost.

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B/L/D: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Rates:

Number of people 2 4 6 8 10 14
Low 4,377 4,335 4,322 4,335 4,327 4,318
High 5,063 5,022 5,008 5,022 5,013 5,005
Peak 6,220 6,178 6,164 6,178 6,170 6,160

Cost includes:

• Transportation as per itinerary
• accommodation as per Itinerary
• all meals during the safari
• Game drives as indicated on itinerary
• all government taxes
• all service charges
• services of an experienced English-speaking driver-guide
• Airport transfers.
• Domestic flight.

Cost does not includes:

• International flights
• Park entrance fees, payable direct U.S $ 105 per person per night at Lewa down’s and U.S $ 80 per person per night at Masai Mara.
• Items of personal nature, laundry, tips and gratuities
• Travel insurance and any other services not mentioned above.

Prices:

The prices quoted in US$ are nett. The rate is per person sharing in a double.
Easter & Christmas Supplements: Applicable, please enquire.
Low Season Dates: April - 31st May
High Season Dates: 1st June - 30th June, 1st Nov - 15th Dec, 1st March - 31st March
Peak Season Dates: February, July, Aug, September, October, 15th December - 2nd January