Conservation Safari: Wings Over Kenya

Wings Over Kenya

January 14-26, 2018

Adults

Kenya

Land arrangements in Kenya: US $6050.00 per person net share twin
$6720.00 per person net single room


To secure your spot on this exceptional safari, please contact Genny Greene by email or by phone (510) 632-9525 x 167. A $500 deposit is due upon registration and final payment is due on November 1, 2017. Payment must be made to Oakland Zoo via cash, check or credit card.

 

 

We hope you join us on the “Wings Over Kenya” 2017 safari! A trip led by Oakland Zoo's Andrea Dougall and Genny Greene, prepare to spend two amazing weeks viewing wildlife on unlimited game drives, visiting and learning about local communities and their culture, and being a witness to how important Oakland Zoo's unwavering support is to take action for wildlife. We will visit several of our conservation partners, including the Ewaso Lion Project, Amboseli Trust For Elephants, and the Reticulated Giraffe Project. Due to Oakland Zoo's strong conservation efforts and connections, our guests will have special VIP access to these organizations, including hearing from important guest speakers. From the elephants of Amboseli, to the villages of Samburu, and picnicking in Masai Mara, prepare to leave your heart in Africa.

 

January 14 

Meet your Wildlife Safari representative on arrival in Nairobi who will assist you through customs and immigration. Transfer to your hotel with the rest of your day at leisure, with optional sightseeing excursion available.
Accommodation: The Eka Hotel

 

 

 

 

January 15 - 18

Welcome briefing with tea and coffee at your hotel before you set off for the Amboseli National Park in Wildlife Safari's custom built 4WD safari vehicles with senior guides arriving for lunch at your safari lodge. Enjoy lunch followed by an afternoon game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park, possibly around the many lakes and springs fed by Kilimanjaro's melting snows in search of one of Amboseli's imposing elephant herds as well as the multitude of bird species. We will have four days of unlimited game viewing in the Amboseli, including the wonderful population of elephants known individually and studied by world famous Elephant Researcher Cynthia Moss for over 44 years. As one of Oakland Zoo's Conservation Partners we are invited to visit the Amboseli Elephant Research Camp to get the most up to date information on their research and conservation work. 

Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge

 

 


January 19 - 21
Early morning flight from Amboseli to Samburu National Reserve, via Nairobi. Wildlife Safari will send another set of vehicles with expert guides from Nairobi to Samburu. Our new vehicles and guides will meet us on arrival in Samburu and conduct all of our game viewing activities. We will enjoy three full days in the Samburu sanctuary with unlimited game viewing drives and also have the option to visit a local Samburu village and spend time learning about the Samburu culture. a US$ 20 per person donation to the village is usually required and this payment should be made directly to the village. We are also invited to meet Oakland Zoo Conservation Partners from the Samburu Elephant Project, Reticulated Giraffe Project and the Ewaso Lion Project.

Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge

 

 
January 22 - 25
The Oakland Zoo group will fly from Samburu to Masai Mara National Reserve where our Wildlife Safari vehicles and guides from Amboseli will reunite with us for four days of unlimited game viewing in the Masai Mara. We have the option to take an extended game viewing drive with a special lunch from our lodge and enjoy a picnic in the sanctuary. 
Accommodation: Mara Serena Lodge

 

January 26

Morning flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi, where we will be met and escorted to the Utamaduni Centre for lunch and shopping, followed by a visit to the Rothschild Giraffe Centre. Transfer to Nairobi airport for your onward flight arrangements.

 

 

 

International flights are not included and tour participants have the flexibility to travel on your preferred airlines. You may also arrive early, extend your stay beyond the Oakland Zoo Safari and/or combine your Safari with other travel. Please be sure that you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on January 14th as our Safari begins early on January 15th. Our Safari ends late afternoon on January 26th so make your departure flight arrangements for late evening. If your departure flight leaves after the evening of January 27th you will need to make your own airport transfer arrangements. You can book your own flights directly or contact your preferred travel agent for assistance in booking your international flights.



Included Activities:

  • Accommodations indicated in the attached itinerary with private bathrooms throughout
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on safari in Kenya and additional meals in Nairobi
  • All ground transport by custom built Wildlife Safari 4WD vehicles throughout Kenya
  • All Wildlife Safari Kenya 4WD safari vehicles are equipped with WiFi at no additional cost
  • Services of the finest guides during all sightseeing excursions and game viewing activities
  • Anytime access to a Wildlife Safari local representative with contact to our Nairobi office
  • Domestic flight(s) as indicated in the itinerary including ticketed taxes at current levels
  • All required entrance fees, wildlife sanctuary fees, government taxes and statutory charges
  • All airport transfers with our landside “meet & greet” service on arrival and departurece
  • Wildlife Safari document wallet and luggage tag
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Exclusions:

  • All international and domestic airfares with taxes not outlined in the above inclusions
  • Cost of comprehensive travel insurance which Wildlife Safari strongly recommends
  • All items of a personal nature including beverages, gratuities, laundry and shopping
  • All passport and visa application fees, vaccination and medical consulting fees
  • All international departure taxes collected at airport of departure (if applicable)


  • Wildlife Safari is a full service tour operator, we take care of all land arrangements from the time you arrive at your destination to the time you depart on your flight home. We do not provide a hotel booking service only, nor are we a transportation company and we don't handle partial land arrangements, as ommissions can happen with more than one supplier involved in the mix. Unless noted otherwise, all hotel/lodge/camp/resort accommodations are quoted as “run of house” and room upgrades are available at a supplemental cost. As outlined in our published “Terms & Conditions”, our costs include expenses incurred for advertising, sales and marketing, promotions & reservation service. Wildlife Safari offers exceptional destination and product knowledge learned from our forty years of “hands on” experience as a luxury travel company. Remember, booking on a website may be cheaper, but cannot provide the same level of assistance both in U.S.A. and on the ground at your destination.

    All airfares and land costs are subject to change without prior notice due to events beyond the control of Wildlife Safari. Receipt of your full payment by Wildlife Safari will guarantee your travel arrangements and protects you from further cost increases, including future currency fluctuations, but only if Wildlife Safari receives your full tour payment by the due date. Receipt of payment by your agent does not constitute receipt of funds by Wildlife Safari. At times, the accommodations outlined in your itinerary may not be available due to reasons beyond the control of Wildlife Safari and comparable alternative accommodations will be provided. Changes to all reservations after confirmation will incur a $50.00 administrative fee and all changes made less than sixty days of your date of departure will be subject to the cancellation penalties as outlined in our published terms and conditions. Additional charges may apply to guarantee rooms for early arrival or late departure. Our Terms & Conditions of business as printed in all our brochures apply to every Wildlife Safari reservation. A copy is attached to this itinerary or available on request from Wildlife Safari.

    Wildlife viewing may vary significantly due to numerous factors including wildlife movements and behaviour, climatic conditions, human interference, species biodiversity and density in the various locations visited. Wildlife Safari works very hard to provide an outstanding wildlife experience but we cannot guarantee the quantity, density or diversity of wildlife species on any particular day, in any particular location, at any particular time.

    Luggage on light aircraft flights within East Africa is limited to fifteen kilograms (15) including your hand luggage and camera equipment in soft sided luggage ONLY. Luggage is packed into the belly pod of the aircraft and hard sided suitcases or luggage with rigid wheel frames will not fit. Airlines reserve the right to charge for excess baggage. Extra luggage may be stored in your city hotel or nearest airport (fees may apply).

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