17 days / 16 nights
KENYA: Nairobi, Aberdares National Park, Samburu Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve
EGYPT; the "A" list of antiquity sites and museums in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan featuring a 5 day Deluxe Nile cruise and optional excursion to Abu Simbel.
Tour features include:
13 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches and 10 Dinners.
Transport: Using custom made safari vehicles with pop up rooftop for game viewing in Kenya plus a/c mini-vans in Egypt.
Accommodation: 5 star Hotels / Lodges / Luxury Tented Camps.
Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari.
Unlimited game drives from morning to evening everyday while in the park.
Fully escorted tours in Egypt with a licensed English speaking Egyptologist.
NOTE: Early booking recommended as hotels sell out far in advance during high season.
01: (Saturday) NAIROBI
Arriving at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport staff will transfer you to your city hotel, the Ole-Sereni hotel where you will enjoy a Deluxe room with a view of the Nairobi National Park. Overnight Nairobi.
Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.
NOTE: On a space available basis we can arrange an overnight at the famous Giraffe Manor.
Day 02: (Sunday) NAIROBI, ABERDARES NATIONAL PARK
Depart for Aberdares National Park. Lunch at the Aberdares Country Club. After lunch, continue to the Aberdares National Park, check in at the Ark tree top Lodge. Have the entire afternoon and evening for watching wildlife from the hotel terrace. Dinner and Overnight Ark Lodge on full board basis. Meals - Breakfast at Nairobi; Lunch and Dinner in Aberdares
03: (Monday) ABERDARES NATIONAL PARK, SAMBURU GAME PRESERVE
We will travel north to Samburu Game Reserve. Relax along the way and have lunch. After lunch continue with the journey arriving in Samburu in the late afternoon in time for a late game drive in search of the rarely found species of wild game like the rare reticulated giraffe, grevy's zebra, the long necked gerenuk antelopes. Beisa Oryx, blue flanked Somali ostrich, vulturine guinea fowl and also braving lions on the grass, leopards in the trees and plenty of other plains game. Dinner and Overnight at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge or Samburu Sopa lodge on full board. Meals – Breakfast in Aberdares; Lunch and Dinner in Samburu
04: (Tuesday) SAMBURU GAME PRESERVE
Enjoy a full day of African game viewing and bird watching. The Samburu Game Reserve offers what is arguably Kenya's greatest – and least changed – encounter with the wild Africa of yesteryear. This harsh, savagely beautiful wilderness depends on the steady flow of the Uaso Nyiro River for its existence. The river waters house a wide variety of animal species not found south of the Equator including the majestic Beisa Oryx, the reticulated giraffe, the thin-striped Grevy's zebra, and the 'giraffe-necked' gerenuk antelope, which stands on its hind legs to feed. Elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard can all be seen along the river. The 400-plus species of birds complete the perfect experience in Samburu. This is the home of the Samburu tribe, cousins of the Maasai, who share the same nomadic, cattle-herding existence, and an even stricter adherence to their age-old rites and customs. Dinner and Overnight at Sarova Shaba Game Lodge or Samburu Sopa lodge on full board. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Samburu
05: (Wednesday) SAMBURU GAME PRESERVE, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive in time for lunch and have an afternoon game drive in the park. The Park is renowned worldwide for its hundreds of thousands of pink flamingos that colour its shows in pink. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake in Kenya's Rift Valley and some 62 km2 in extent. In late 80's the park also became Kenya's first rhino sanctuary and is today home to both the White and Black Rhinos. Lions, leopards, hippos, giraffes, waterbucks are equally at home in this unique park. Dinner and Overnight at Sarova Lion hill game lodge booked on Full Board:. Meals – Breakfast in Samburu, Lunch and Dinner in Nakuru
06: (Thursday) LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK, MASAI MARA GAME PRESERVE
Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve. Arrive and have lunch before embarking for an afternoon game drive. The jewel in Africa's crown, Masai Mara, is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife such as Lions, elephant, Cheetah, leopard, Rhinos, giraffe, gazelle, zebras among others. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; a male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators. Overnight at either Sarova Mara game camp / Keekorok Lodge / Mara Leisure Camp on Full Board. Meals – Breakfast in Nakuru, Lunch and Dinner in Masai mara.
Optional Afternoon Visit to a Masai Cultural Village: This afternoon, we have an option of joining the Maasai dancers donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed. Cost Per Person: $30. Advance booking advised.
07: (Friday) MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
A full day is spent game viewing and exploring this natural wonder with a visit to the Mara River where the wildebeest migration takes place. Here you can see both the hippos and the crocodiles that co exist in the same waters. The Masai Mara is Kenya's most popular safari destination and for good reason. It is a vast reserve of endless flat grassland crossed by rivers which play host to wildlife's most spectacular moments. Its biggest drawcard is the Wildebeest Migration when vast hordes of Wildebeest roar through the park bringing in its trail a wake of mighty predators. If you're lucky enough to be in Masai Mara during the migration pick a spot by the river and watch enraptured as crocs and lions compete to pick-off stragglers from the clattering herds of wildebeest. Overnight at either Sarova Mara game camp/Keekorok Lodge/Mara Leisure Camp on Full Board Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Masai Mara
08: (Saturday) MASAI MARA, NAIROBI
Drive back to Nairobi. Arrive in Nairobi, Have lunch (on your own) and after lunch, shop for souvenirs before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time to check in for your international departure. Meals – Breakfast
09: (Sunday) CAIRO, FLY TO LUXOR
Arriving Cairo staff assists with clearing immigration and customs then transfers you to the domestic terminal for a flight to Luxor. Arriving Luxor staff assists with transferring you to the Maritim Kings Island Resort or the Sonesta Luxor hotel. Overnight Luxor.
VISAS: All travelers to Egypt are required to obtain a visa for entry. Citizens of certain countries can currently obtain one on arrival however this is subject to change without notice. The best thing is to obtain your visa in advance. In most countries these can be obtained from an Egyptian consulate.
10: (Monday) CRUISE, TEMPLES OF KARNAK AND LUXOR
Staff will meet you for transfer to your Deluxe Five Star Nile Cruiser, the M/S Amarco I or the Premier cruiser, M/S Saint George*. Lunch then visit the Temple of Luxor and Temple of Karnak. Overnight Cruise / Luxor. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
11: (Tuesday) NECROPOLIS OF THEBES, CRUISE TO EDFU
Breakfast, then visit the West Bank of Luxor including the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the ship for Lunch while cruising to Esna, cross the river lock, continue cruising to Edfu. Dinner. Overnight Cruise / Edfu. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
12: (Wednesday) TEMPLE OF HORUS, TEMPLE OF TWO GODS, CRUISE TO ASWAN
Tour the Temple of Horus in Edfu. After touring return to the ship for lunch while cruising to Kom Ombo. Arriving visit the Temple of Two Gods. Dinner while cruising to Aswan. Overnight Cruise / Aswan. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
13: (Thursday) ASWAN HIGH DAM, TEMPLE OF PHILAE, UNFINISHED OBELISK
Visit the Aswan High Dam, the Temple of Philae and the Pharaohs granite quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk. Lunch on board then in the afternoon FREE BONUS: Sail on the Nile by Felucca (native sailboat). (Please note that these boats are solely wind powered, if there is no wind this will not operate). Dinner on board. Overnight Cruise / Aswan. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
NOTE: Optional excursion to Abu Simbel
14: (Friday) FLY TO CAIRO, GIZA PLATEAU WITH GREAT PYRAMID AND SPHINX
Staff will transfer you to the airport and assist with checking in for a flight to Cairo. Arriving, visit the Giza Plateau featuring the Great Pyramid and Sphinx. After the tour staff transfers you to the famous Mena House hotel where you will have a pyramid view garden room. Overnight Cairo. Meals – Breakfast.
15: (Saturday) SAKKARA, DAHSHUR, MEMPHIS
Tour Sakkarra with the famous stepped pyramid, Dahshur with the first of the stone pyramids (The Bent and the Red), the Imhotep museum (architect of the first stone pyramids) and the ruins of Memphis, the ancient capital. Overnight Cairo Meals – Breakfast
16: (Sunday) EGYPTIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM, OLD CAIRO, KHAN EL KHALILI BAZAAR
Visit the Egyptian National Museum featuring King Tut's treasures followed by Old
Cairo with its famous churches and synagogue. Afterwards, if you desire, a visit to the famous Khan
el Khalili bazaar where travelers have been finding bargains since the middle ages. Overnight Cairo. Meals – Breakfast
17: (Monday) INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
Check out, staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in for your international departure.
THIS PRIVATE Tour Includes:
KENYA: Transfers related to the tour program starting with your arrival to Nairobi. Due to limited space in safari vehicles, please pack your belongings in a soft-sided bag. Traditional suitcases with rigid frames or hard plastic sides should not be used.Accommodations as per program however final hotels not guaranteed until tour booked and confirmed. Meals as outlined in program. Road transfers by custom made safari vehicles. Park entry fees, English speaking guides and drivers. Bottled water on game drives with a limit of two bottles per person, per day. Arrival and departure airport transfer in Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Inter-national Airport.
NOT included: Air, items of a personal nature such as entry visa, entry or exit taxes, tips, laundry, telephone, beverages of any nature except water on game drives as noted in included, anything not specifically mentioned as included.
EGYPT: Includes domestic flights in Egypt in coach (economy) class. All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle relating to the tour program starting with arrival to Cairo. Baggage handling of no more than 1 piece of luggage per person however baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk at all time during the tour (baggage handling does NOT include tips for bellmen, porters, etc.). Hotels (based on double occupancy). 5 star Deluxe Nile cruise with outside Nile view cabin, private bath, individual climate control. Meals as outlined in the program. Included meals are in the main dining room, no specialty restaurants or room service. Fees for visiting antiquity sites and museums that are part of the tour program. Services of an English speaking licensed Egyptologist. Service charges and taxes.
NOT included are: INTERNATIONAL AIR, air ticket taxes, fuel surcharges, items of a personal nature such as tips, entry visa (available at the airport on entry for USA citizens. Other nationalities should check with the nearest Egyptian consulate), phone calls, laundry, beverages of any nature at any time, any items not specifically covered in the included items.
Laundry in Egypt
All hotels and the cruises have laundry/dry cleaning available.
Sample laundry prices IN EGYPTIAN POUNDS (LE) are:
Men:Shirts (collared, short or long sleeve): 9 to 17 LE
Trousers: 12 to 20 LE
Under shorts: 5 to 7 LE
T Shirts: 6 to 13 LE
Socks: 3 to 6 LE
Shorts: 7 to 13 LE
Blouse: 10 to 17 LE
Panties: 5 to 8 LE
Bra: 5 to 8 LE
Slacks: 12 to 22 LE
Dress: 20 to 36 LE
T shirt: 6 to 13 LE
Shorts: 6 to 13 LE
Laundry in before 9AM is back at 6PM.
Laundry in after 9AM is back the following day.
Rush laundry is generally available at 50% more cost.
Dry cleaning is available with prices about the same as laundry.
Children's clothes are generally 50% of the adult cost.
No drinks are included in tour prices. Some hotels and cruises give one bottle of water free daily others do not. As a general guide you could expect to pay:
Bottled water at hotels or on the cruise: $1 to $3 for a small bottle, $2.50-$5 for a large bottle.
NOTE: This is filtered water. If you order perrier it will cost more.
Coffee or Tea: 50 cents
Soft drinks (Coke, Pepsi, etc): $1 each
Local beer: $3 per bottle
Imported beer: $5 to $8 per bottle
Wine: local $4 to $6 per glass. imported will be more $$.
Liquor: local $5 per cocktail + cost of mixer (soft drink, juice, etc), imported $8-$15 per cocktail + cost of mixer)
ICE: In the hotels and on the cruise the ice is prepared from filtered water.
GUARANTEED TO OPERATE WITH A MINIMUM OF TWO TRAVELERS
Starting at $4,625 per person, double occupancy.
Email your travel dates for a precise quote.
*Upgrade to St. George Premier cruise +$275 per person in a double cabin or +$400 in a single cabin.
Group rates available for parties of six adults or larger
Rates subject to change without notice until tour is booked and confirmed with a deposit.
Tours must be booked at least 45 days prior to arrival.
and itinerary subject to change without notice.
Kenya portion is operated in conjunction with Conservation Outdoors Inc. A not-for-profit organization established to protect and study our fragile, global natural environment through education, ecotourism and scientific research aimed at shared solutions to a peaceful sustainable future with special attention to at-risk habitat and biota in developing countries.
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