NYE 2017 x Africa Up Close & Personal

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DAY 1~WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2017: DESTINATION: NAIROBI, KENYA

ACCOMMODATIONS: EKA HOTEL
ACTIVITY: AIRPORT ARRIVAL. MEET, GREET & ASSIST. REST & RELAX.

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Upon arrival in Nairobi, Kenya, your host will be on hand at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport to welcome you with a warm smile, assist and escort you to hotel, situated minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and only 3 miles from the Wilson Airport. Its location makes it ideal for travelers arriving in Nairobi late night or those heading home after a wonderful safari away from the hustle and bustle of one of Africa’s most vibrant capital cities. Take some time to explore the wide range of dining experiences as you relax and unwind after your flight. If you’re ready for sleep, you’ll immediately relax in your comfortable room, with its fine linens. In the morning you’ll be refreshed and ready to go. Who says a safari has to be rustic?

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DAY 2~THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017: DESTINATION: OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

ACCOMMODATIONS: SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP ACTIVITY: DRIVE TO OL PEJETA
ESTIMATED DRIVING DISTANCE: 3.5 HOURS
ENJOY AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE

Today we depart for the Ol Pejeta Conservancy through the fertile highlands, the semi-arid frontier of Kenya is breath-taking and a great way to see the countryside. The drive will be about 3 1⁄2 hours. Ol Pejeta is situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya. We arrive in time for lunch followed by our first game drive on this 90,000-acre private wilderness. Here you’ll enjoy an astounding variety of wildlife; including all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (the endangered black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion). In the evening we return to the camp to freshen up before a lovely candle light dinner. We choose to turn in early or stay up to enjoy the variety of evening entertainment offered on the property.

DAY 3~FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017: DESTINATION: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

ESTIMATED DRIVING DISTANCE: 4.5 HOURS ACCOMMODATIONS: SAROVA LION HILL GAME LODGE ACTIVITY: TRANSFER TO LAKE NAKURU
AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE IN THE PARK

After breakfast we drive to the Lake Nakuru National Park. Upon arrival you enjoy a sumptuous lunch followed by an afternoon game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park. Nakuru is home to thousands of pink flamingoes and pelicans. Watch them from Baboon Cliff and be mesmerized by the sea of pink. This exotic park boasts of a rich concentration of wildlife including black and white colobus monkeys and also serves as Kenya’s first Rhino sanctuary, home to both white and black species. Look for temperamental black rhinos browsing in the bushes, and larger white rhinos cropping grass along the lakeside. Nowhere else will get a photo of a rhino with a back drop of pink flamingos sifting food from a shimmering lake.

DAY 4~SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017: MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE ACCOMMODATIONS: MARA SOPA LODGE
ESTIMATED DRIVE TIME: 4 HOURS
ACTIVITY: DRIVE TO MAASAI MARA & ENJOY AN AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE

Today we head the in comparable Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s finest wildlife spectacle and host of the country’s largest lion population. The unending landscape is home to 400-500 bird species and 95 animal species, including all of the great predators. The Mara lies within the territory of the Maasai, who help administer the park and protect it from poachers. After familiarizing yourself with your luxurious tented accommodations, poised at the confluence of the Mara’s four game-viewing regions, take a drive through the famed reserve.

DAY 5~SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2017: DESTINATION: MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

ACCOMMODATIONS: MARA SOPA LODGE
ACTIVITY: MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES & HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE

We enjoy a full day in the Mara, a region bestowed with over 500 square miles of savannas, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers, all of which shelter an astonishing range of wildlife. Watch as they amble out with wide, purposeful eyes as the sun begins to set. The Mara offers endless fascination to the young and young at heart. Perhaps, observe crocodiles as they bask in the sun; see hippos wallow in muddy, cooling water; and catch the antics of monkeys, as they frolic and cause mischief overhead. Watch, too, as elephants rustle, near- silent, along the forest edge and lanky, graceful giraffes survey the plains or snatch leaves from branches high above. Consider taking an optional hot air balloon safari, an amazing way to start the day.

DAY 6~MONDAY, JANUARY 01, 2018: DESTINATION: NAIROBI > KENYA COAST

ACCOMMODATIONS: VOYAGER BEACH RESORT
ACTIVITY: AIRPORT TRANSFER. FLY TO MOMBASA
TRANSFER TO RESORT ~ REST & RELAX
After a leisurely breakfast we transfer to the airport for your flight to Mombasa. Upon arrival in Mombasa you’ll be transferred to your resort.

DAY 7~TUESDAY, JANUARY 02, 2018: DESTINATION: KENYA COAST

ACCOMMODATIONS: VOYAGER BEACH RESORT
ACTIVITY: DELIGHTFUL DAYS OF BEACH LEISURE ON THE KENYA COAST

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Voyager is one of Kenya’s well regarded beach resort overlooking the sparkling white sands of Nyali Beach. Conveniently located about 4.5 miles north of Mombasa city center, the resort is within close proximity of a diverse variety of historical, sporting and cultural attractions e.g. The Fort Jesus, the Tamarind Dhow, the famous Haller Park (home to Owen & Mzee) and many night spots for the young at heart.

DAY 8~WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 03, 2018: DESTINATION: KENYA COAST

ACCOMMODATIONS: VOYAGER BEACH RESORT
ACTIVITY: DELIGHTFUL DAYS OF BEACH LEISURE ON THE KENYA COAST

The Voyager’s Cabins are built with private balconies fitted with glass floor to ceiling sliding doors to give you uninterrupted views of the spread of the ocean and the tropical gardens. Depending on your taste, there is a selection of four cabin types to choose from with your comfort as the underlying principle.

DAY 9~THURSDAY, JANUARY 04, 2018: DESTINATION: NAIROBI ACTIVITY: TRANSFER TO MOMBASA AIRPORT.
FLY TO NAIROBI (NBO) TO CONNECT WITH FLIGHT HOME.

A day that seemed a long way off two weeks ago has come much too soon. After breakfast you will be transferred to Mombasa airport for your flight to Nairobi and onward connection with the flight home.

What isn’t included: Visas, Flight to Kenya, Gratuities, Travel Insurance

Cost: $3400.00 one time fee or $3912.00 split up in 11 monthly payments of $283.00 after an initial deposit of $800.00

The buy in for this trip is now open. Please email Gabrielle@blackgirlfly.com for payment instructions. Registration for this trip closes December 30th 2016.

 

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