Subject: Reconfirmed Kenya Trip for the Safari Group of 5 (dates: 20-28)
From: kenya
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2010 08:26:28 -0600
To: Guys

Dear Travelers:

As promised last night we requested our ground operations office in
Nairobi to reconfirm your program.

Your reconfirmed daily itinerary is as follows:

Day1~Monday, 20: Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya at 4:00pm from South
Africa - Nairobi Safari Club (B&B) - Confirmed

Day2~Tuesday, 21: Amboseli National Park - Amboseli Sopa Lodge
(B/L/D) - Confirmed

Day3~Wednesday, 22: Amboseli National Park - Amboseli Sopa Lodge
(B/L/D) - Confirmed

Day4~Thursday, 23: Aberdares National Park - The Ark (B/L/D) - Confirmed

Day5~Friday, 24: Sweetwaters Conservancy - Sweetwaters Tented Camp
(B/L/D) - Confirmed

Day6~Saturday, 25: Lake Nakuru National Park - Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
(B/L/D) - Confirmed

Day7~Sunday, 26: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Mara Sopa Lodge
(B/L/D) - Confirmed

Day8~Monday, 27: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Mara Sopa Lodge
(B/L/D) - Confirmed

Day9~Tuesday, 28: Drive to  Nairobi. Dinner at Carnivore
Restaurant -  Airport departure transfer

Cost for this private customized safari in a party  of 5 in your own
private vehicle sharing 2 per room and one single room is as follows:

D: $2440 x2 = $4880
JM: $2440 x 2 = $4880
F: $2440 + $500 SRS = $2940
Single room supplement is $840 -less $340 discount is $500

Free extras include: Airport transfers, upgrade to Nairobi Safari
Club, Upgrade from Treetops to The Ark, Sweetwaters Conservancy, visit
to tribal village and dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant.

Your confirmed detailed  daily itinerary is as follows:

Day1~Monday, 20: Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (Airport code NBO)
Confirmed  accommodation: Nairobi Safari Club
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
Activity: Airport Arrival + Meet, Greet & Assist.
Transfer to hotel +  Rest & Relax.

Long haul flights can be tedious - airports, crowds, lines, luggage,
irritating snafus. But once you arrive at the airport, your guide will
 meet you and drive you to the Nairobi Hilton in the center of Nairobi
where you can rest, relax and unwind.

Day2~Tuesday, 21: Amboseli National Parks
Confirmed  accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Amboseli. Afternoon Game Drive

Drive to Amboseli National Park on the border with Tanzania begins
your exploration of Kenya. Mount Kilimanjaro provides a dramatic
backdrop to Amboseli as it rises almost 20,000 feet above the plain
and the concentration of wildlife drawn to the park in the dry season.
 Amboseli boasts a variety of ecosystems - marshland, scrubby plain,
acacia woodlands - supporting a diverse range of wildlife. Following
lunch, you'll spend the afternoon viewing some of this diversity,
notably the park's elephants, which are numerous, and giraffes, and
predators including lions and cheetahs.

Day3~Wednesday, 22: Amboseli National Parks
Confirmed  accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives.

Day Three features morning and afternoon game drives over the park's
dusty roads (some of these are impassable during the rainy season due
to the ashy soil), and you're likely to spot wildebeest and zebra
attracted to the marshes and swamps fed by the melting snows of
Kilimanjaro. You may also spot white rhinos on the fringes of the
marshes as well as a great variety of birdlife (some 425 species of
bird populate the park). With Kilimanjaro providing a dramatic
backdrop, your photographs will be stunning. East Africa game avoids
the mid-day heat by dozing in the shade. You can avoid the mid-day
heat in the lodge's pool, at the bar, or like the beasts of the
savannah, with a nap in the shade.

Day4~Thursday, 23: Aberdares National Park
Confirmed  accommodation: The Ark
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Aberdares National Park
Afternoon Game Drive

Following Breakfast we drive to Aberdares Mountains on the eastern
wall of the Great Rift Valley. We arrive at Aberdares National  Park
in time for lunch.  The Aberdares are probably not what visitors
imagine when they imagine an East African safari; nowhere in the park
does one find golden plains populated by nervous gazelles, hungry
cheetahs, and napping lions. One does find high mountains, dense  rain
 forest, thickets of bamboo, rushing rivers, cascading waterfalls,
abundant birdlife, rare monkeys, and the opportunity to spot
elephants,  leopards, and lions sipping water from a forest waterhole
from a vantage-point high in the forest. The best spot in the
Aberdares National Park to view the abundant wildlife is from the
comfort of one of the lodge. The Ark overlooks a waterhole and  a salt
lick to which wildlife is attracted, day and night. Elephants  are
frequent visitors, as are lions and hyenas. Leopards are among  those
that turn up overnight, and lodge rooms include bells that  inform
guests of the presence of visitors below, the number of rings
corresponding to the species of visitor.

Day5~Friday, 24:  Sweetwaters Wildlife Sanctuary
Confirmed accommodation: Sweetwaters Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Sweetwaters Wildlife Sanctuary.
Private afternoon Game Drive
Optionals:  Walking Safari and Night game drive

We continue our exploration with a scenic drive north through coffee,
pineapple and tea plantations of central Kenya arriving in time for
lunch the Sweetwaters Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a beautiful private
game reserve and home to rare species such as Beisa oryx, Rothschild's
giraffe and black rhino. Game drives here reveal the full range of
African wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant and hippo.
Enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage.
Observe chimps from the Jane Goodall Institute at the Sweetwaters
Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Optional activities include walking safaris
escorted by a local ranger, bird walks with several hundred species to
observe, horseback and camel rides.

Day6~Saturday, 25: Lake Nakuru National Park
Confirmed  accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Lake Nakuru. Afternoon Game Drive

After breakfast we travel to Lake Nakuru National Park. Here we spend
a delightful day exploring the extra ordinary bird life for which Lake
Nakuru is internationally renowned. This is the ultimate
ornithologist’s  paradise with over 450 species of birds.  Apart from
its thousands and sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the
shores, the surface  of the shallow lake is often hard to recognize
due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingoes
on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage
point is from Baboon Cliff Lake Nakuru houses Kenya’s first rhino
sanctuary and one of the largest concentrations of black rhinoceros in
the world a large  population of white rhino. The park features the
picturesque Malaika Waterfalls.

Also of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a
sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes.  Among predators are lion,
leopard and large pythons hiding in the dense woodlands which may
occasionally be seen crossing roads or dangling from trees. Others
game include Thomson’s and Grant gazelle, the long- eared leaf-nosed
bat, colobus monkey, rock hyrax, hippo, and waterbuck; Impala, striped
hyena, bat-eared fox, wildcat, reedbuck and golden cat.

Day7~Sunday, 26: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Confirmed  accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Transfer to Maasai Mara. Afternoon Game Drive

This remarkable day takes you to the Maasai Mara Reserve and into the
domain of the Maasai, Kenya's cattle-herding nomads determined to
preserve their traditions. The Mara is magnificent, home to Kenya's
richest concentration of wildlife, and regarded by many travelers as
an essential stop on any tour of Africa. When westerners think of
Africa and safari, this is place they imagine - golden grassland
plains pocked with acacia, wildebeests, zebras, lions, and jackals
bound by together by the cycle of life and death. Three days here will
only scratch at the surface of the wonders of the Mara.

Day8~Monday, 27: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Confirmed  accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives

Morning and afternoon game drives will lead you to some of Africa's
largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest,
giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. Accommodations include en suite
restroom facilities and secluded verandahs. In between game drives,
lounge at the pool or bar.

Day9~Tuesday, 28: Maasai Mara  > Nairobi City
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant
Activity: Predawn Game drive > Breakfast > Transfer to Nairobi at
Leisure. Optional Activity include Souvenir shopping.

An early morning game drive is followed by a breakfast feast. Take
your time to say Kwaheri to simba and his friends. We leave when
you're ready. In the evening we enjoy a complimentary farewell dinner
at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. We then transfer to the airport
and bid you bon voyage as you catch your flight home

Included with this package:

Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and
local dishes.
Transportation in a minivan fitted with a pop-up roof for game-viewing
and photography.
Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the
flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
A private minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency
radio communications equipment.
Each minivan carries safari accessories including wildlife books,
beanbags to support cameras on car doors and window sills, binoculars,
 a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
Bottled mineral water during game drives.
Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
All government taxes, levies, and fees.
All arrival and departure transfer fees between airports, hotels, parks, etc.
Twenty-four hours stand-by contact telephone number

Not included

Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.
Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
Tips and gratuities for hotel, lodge and camp staff and for your driver/guide.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is
provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
Laundry services.
Between meal snacks, additional entrance fees to reserves, parks,
attractions, and events not included in your itinerary

For more information please contact:

Charles Kasinga Inc.