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10 Day Affordable Kenya Safari with Dubai

Part-Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Nairobi, Nairobi-Dubai-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
  • All transfers
  • 14 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Restaurant tips throughout tour in Kenya
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern 7-seater safari van in Kenya
  • Services of English-speaking driver-guide (Days 2-6)
  • National Park Fees

Special Features

  • Safari Game Drives
  • Guided nature walk & lecture by naturalist
  • Community visit
  • Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe Center
  • Bottled water with all lunches and dinners
  • Three days at leisure in Dubai

DAY 1, Friday or Tuesday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA to Kenya. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Saturday or Wednesday - Arrive in Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Nairobi

DAY 3, Sunday or Thursday - Great Rift Valley
This morning, drive to the Great Rift Valley. On the way, stop at the beautiful Lake Elmentaita, famous for its large population of flamingos, then visit a local community to learn about their traditional basket weaving techniques. Continue on to your camp in the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy, a 3,500 acre park home to Rothschild giraffe, buffalo, gazelle, hyena and hippos. This afternoon, enjoy a guided nature walk to learn about wildlife footprints and medicinal plants
Optional: Night Game Drive (PM)
Overnight: Gilgil
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday or Friday - Masai Mara
Depart early this morning for the Masai Mara National Reserve. Located in the southwest corner of Kenya, the park is most famous for the wildebeest migration which takes place every year from July through October. The breathtaking savannahs of the park are a stunning backdrop to a diverse and abundant wildlife population throughout the year. Enjoy lunch at your camp, and depart for an afternoon game drive until sunset
Overnight: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday or Saturday - Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
This morning depart early for a game drive through the Masai Mara. The park is home to the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, buffalo, leopard and rhinos), as well as antelopes, gazelles, hippos and a variety of bird life. Return to the lodge for lunch and a bit of relaxation, before setting out on an afternoon game drive. This evening, return to camp and relax as you enjoy the sunset on your final night in the Mara
Optional: Sunrise Balloon Safari & Breakfast (AM)
Optional: Maasai Village Visit (PM)
Overnight: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday or Sunday - Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center
Today, bid farewell to the Mara and return to Nairobi. This afternoon visit the Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Center, named after the author of the famous memoir Out of Africa. Today the center is a successful breeding ground for Rothschild giraffes. Here you will learn about the conservation efforts, and have the opportunity to view and feed the giraffes
Overnight: Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday or Monday - Depart for Dubai
The morning is at leisure to relax at your hotel or explore Nairobi. In the early afternoon, transfer to the airport for your late afternoon flight to Dubai. Tonight, arrive to Dubai and settle into your hotel
Optional: Nairobi City Tour & National Museum (AM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday or Tuesday - Full Day in Dubai
Enjoy a full day to explore Dubai independently. Dubai is an ultra modern city full of impressive feats of construction and engineering. Pay a visit to the Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the word, or take a trip to the Mall of Emirates where you can shop at over 200 stores or take a few runs down the indoor ski slope
Optional: Dubai City Tour (PM)
Optional: Dhow Dinner Cruise (PM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday or Wednesday - Full Day in Dubai
Enjoy a second full day at leisure in Dubai. Today, perhaps visit a few of the city's more traditional sights. Browse one of the many souks, traditional markets, where you can buy anything from exotic spices to carpets and gold jewelry. Later, maybe take in a camel race, one of the most popular pastimes of city residents
Optional: Desert Safari (PM)
Overnight: Dubai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday or Thursday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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    • Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
    • Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
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    • Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
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      Additional Information:
      Flights: Day 7, Nairobi (NBO) to Dubai (DXB) should be booked on Emirates Flight 720 at 4:40 pm. Day 10, Dubai (DXB) to New York (NYC) should be booked on Emirates Flight 201 at 8:30 am in order to avoid an early morning flight.

      Nov 6, 13, 16 departures will be accommodated at the Naivasha Sopa Resort in Naivasha, Nakuru.

      May 11, Jun 8, Sep 7 and Dec 7 departures are available. The itinerary will visit the Masai Mara first and proceed to Kigio Wildlife Conservancy. Click here for booking and details.

      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.

      Please note, all passport holders should have three or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to Kenya. Click here for more information.

      Entry Requirements:
      Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

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