Kenya & Mauritius in 12 Days

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Chamarel
Deer island
Grand Bassin Crater
Le Morne Brabant
Port Louis
Lake Nakuru National Park
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Mombasa
Nairobi
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Activities
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Experience thrilling safaris and spot the amazing wildlife on the African continent. Be amazed by the bird-watching paradise of Lake Nakuru and fall in love with the sunsets over the Maasai Mara Natural Reserve, home of the Great Migration and the Big Five. Finish your African adventure by discovering the island of Mauritius, a tropical paradise of beautiful beaches and lush mountains.

12 days trip including flights*

10 days and 9 nights in destination

1

NYC - NBO

2

NYC - NBO

Nairobi

3

Lake Naivasha

4

Maasai Mara

5

Maasai Mara

6

Nairobi

7

NBO-MRU

Mauritius

8

Mauritius

9

Mauritius

10

MRU - NYC

11

MRU - NYC

12

MRU - NYC

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: US - Night on board

Arrive at US departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Nairobi. Night on board.*

If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Nairobi

Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day off in the dynamic capital of Kenya, known as "the Green City in the Sun". We recommend visiting the National Museum or one of the many markets for a taste of the local culture. Overnight stay in Nairobi.

3rd Day: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off by road to Lake Nakuru National Park, a journey of approximately five and a half hours. Arrive at Lake Nakuru, an ornithological paradise worldwide known for its alkaline waters and a large population of flamingos, pelicans and other migratory birds. Transfer to the lodge, arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon, set off on an exciting safari excursion for your chance to see lions, leopards, antelopes, black and white rhinos, hippos and buffalo. Stop at the edge of the lake to capture some fantastic photographs of this emblematic pink-coloured body of water. Return to the lodge, dinner and overnight stay in Lake Nakuru.

Included
Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
4th Day: Lake Nakuru National Park - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Breakfast at the hotel. After an informative safari introduction, set off by road to the famous Maasai Mara Natural Reserve, named after the unique Maasai tribe that inhabits the area and the Mara River that crosses it. Every year, it plays witness to the great migration, considered the eighth wonder of the natural world. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge and, in the afternoon, head out for your first game viewing drive in the famous Maasai Mara ReserveDinner and overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

Included
Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
5th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Breakfast at the camp. Today, embark on a full-day photographic safari in the Masai Mara Natural Reserve to observe the largest concentration of wildlife in the world. In the plains, you can find herds of zebras, giraffes and gazelles and in the savannah, mighty lions dominate the environment, as well as hyenas and cheetahs crouched in the long grass. In the forested areas, you can watch hundreds of varieties of birds and monkeys, whilst the rivers are full of hippos and crocodiles, as well as elephants and buffalo. Picnic lunch included. Return to the camp for dinner. Overnight stay in the Maasai Mara.

Included
Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
6th Day: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

Breakfast at the hotel and return to Nairobi. Enjoy the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Nairobi. 

7th Day: Nairobi - Night on board

Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport ready to check-in for a flight to Mauritius. Night on board.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

8th Day: Mauritius

Touch down in Mauritius and transfer to the hotel. This island paradise is famous for its crystalline waters, white sands, exotic vegetation and idyllic beaches. Get settled in and begin to enjoy your stay in Mauritius on an All-Inclusive basis. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

9th Day: Mauritius

All-Inclusive. Enjoy the day at your leisure. We suggest visiting a traditional market to get a closer look at Mauritian culture. The best known are the markets of Port Louis or Quatre Bornes, where you can find a myriad of traditional dishes, vibrant coloured textiles and spices. Alternatively, enjoy an optional tour of Mystic South.* Overnight stay in Mauritius. 

* Optional Mystic South Tour: Visit the central town of Curepipe, home to luxurious architecture and a busy commercial hub, to see a different side of Mauritian life. Next, head to the mighty Trou-aux Cerfs, a dormant volcanic crater, situated high above the city. Head into the mountains to visit the Ganga Talao lake, secluded in the lush heart of the island and considered a sacred Hindu site. Learn about its religious significance before ending the day at the La Vanille Crocodile Park, set in lush greenery and home to crocodiles, giant tortoises and beautiful butterflies and flora. 

Optional
Mystic South Tour Mauritius
10th Day: Mauritius

All-Inclusive. Spend the day at your leisure, soaking up the sun or perhaps treating yourself to a spa treatment at the hotel. We recommend an optional tour of Port Louis & the North of the Island*. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

* Optional Full-Day Port Louis & North tour: Head to Port Louis and enjoy the lively waterfront, the main craft market and Fort Adelaide, built by the British in 1835. Next, visit an old Sugar Mill for exciting rum tasting and learn about the history of trade on the island. Stop at the spectacular botanical gardens of Pamplemousses, where you are blown away by nature's splendour. The gardens are home to giant water lilies, as big as three metres wide. Enjoy the afternoon in the beautiful gardens before returning to the hotel.

Optional
Full Day Port Louis & North Tour
11th Day: Mauritius - Night on board

Breakfast* at the hotel. It's time to bid farewell to magical Mauritius. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

12th Day: US

Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Accommodation: 9 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 3

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Game Drive in Lake Nakuru National Park

Enjoy a captivating game drive in Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. The abundance of algae on the waters of the lake attract huge flocks of colourful flamingos.

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Included

Included activity for day 4

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Head out for your first game viewing drive in the spectacular Maasai Mara Reserve for a taste of the captivating landscapes and wildlife of this world-famous reserve.

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Included

Included activity for day 5

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Full-Day Game Viewing in the Maasai Mara National Reserve

Choose either a full-day game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve or a combination of morning and evening game viewing drives to observe the largest concentration of wildlife in the world.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 9

Mystic South Tour Mauritius

Visit the central town of Curepipe. Head to the mighty Trou-aux Cerfs and end the day at the La Vanille Crocodile Park, set in lush greenery and home to crocodile and giant tortoises.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 10

Full Day Port Louis & North Tour

Head to Port Louis and enjoy the lively waterfront. Next, visit an old Sugar Mill for exciting rum tasting and learn about the history of trade on the island. Stop at the spectacular botanical gardens of Pamplemousses.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departure from the main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Nairobi, Mauritius - US.
  • International flight: Nairobi - Mauritius *
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  • 8 nights accommodation in Charm, Superior and Luxury category hotels. **
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  • 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners in Kenya. All-Inclusive in Mauritius. ***
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  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Safari in Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru National Park.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Visa (required for Kenya)*, vaccines,** drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html 

** Vaccination against Yellow Fever is recommended. Carry your international immunization card.

 * Documentation of the internal flights will be delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

** Sopa Lodges may remain closed until July 2021. The following alternative accommodation will be provided:

In Masai Mara

  • Sarova Mara Camp: Bookings made for Dec 20, 2020, and for Apr, May and June 15, 2021.
  • Keekorok Lodge: Bookings made for Jan, Feb, Mar and June 16 to 30th, 2021

In Nakuru

  • Lake Naivasha Country Club: Bookings made for Dec 20, 2020 until June 30th, 2021.

*** All-Inclusive Package in Mauritius includes: Breakfast buffet (hot dishes served at the table), lunch (set menu) and dinner (set menu) at the main restaurant. Afternoon Tea from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Beverages: Served from 11:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m. in the main bar including a selection of local alcoholic drinks such as beer, wine, spirits, a selection of cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks such as juice, soft, tea, American coffee and water (All-Inclusive drinks marked with a *). Mini-bar is not included in the All-Inclusive package.

**** Roads in Kenya can be quite bumpy and are not in great condition, particularly those found in the country’s national parks. People who suffer with back problems should consider this before participating in a trip of this nature.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of six months validity and two blank pages.
  • Visa
    A visa is required. This must be printed to present on arrival in Kenya. You can apply at http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html.
  • Currency
    Kenyan Shilling.
  • Language
    Swahili and English.
  • Electricity
    240 V. An adaptor is required - UK type plugs.
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 03:00.
  • Other useful information
    In Kenya, they drive on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Tourist Office website
    http://www.magicalkenya.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

 

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