Situated along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa's most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place to be. There are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably, just 20 minutes from the city centre, wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve. Make sure you pay a visit to the elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for a once in a lifetime experience.
Sarova Stanley is rated amongst the best five-star hotels in Nairobi. Situated in Nairobi's Central Business District (Nairobi CBD), it offers 212 stylish rooms and suites, and dedication to service. The hotel is a stone's throw away from Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) and close to several popular attractions and business centers. It is also very well located for quick access to areas such as the Nairobi National Park, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Wilson Airport, Government Offices, and the United Nations offices in Nairobi.
The luxury of this heritage hotel delivers a wondrous old-world charm whilst offering modern facilities and legendary service, to create Nairobi's top 5-Star hotel experience. This unique experience is replete with indoor and outdoor restaurants, a rooftop swimming pool, a courtyard, and a glamorous jazz bar. Conferencing and banqueting facilities are available in our heritage spaces and ballroom.
The restaurants at Sarova Stanley offer the best of local flavors and a host of international cuisines prepared by our remarkable chefs. Sarova Stanley is a perfect haven for both business and leisure travellers. The team at Sarova Stanley looks forward to welcoming you and experience comfort and convenience in this beautiful city of Nairobi.
The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, herds of elephants, as well as giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.
Keekorok is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, in an area of permanent springs and lush grassland. Keekorok means abundance in the local Maasai language, and the area is often teeming with wildlife.
Accommodation comprises stone built, en-suite bungalows with private balconies. Most rooms overlook the Reserve and others look into the large garden. With spacious grounds, countless activities, a sparkling pool, fantastic food and a rich history as the oldest game lodge in the Maasai Mara, Keekorok is an unforgettable experience in the Maasai Mara.
Lake Naivasha, in Kenya's Nakuru County, is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and despite having no outlet, it is one of only two Rift Valley freshwater lakes. Fringed by papyrus and acacia trees, this gorgeous setting is a unique geologic landscape that supports over 450 bird species. The lake serves as the main drinking hole for wildlife in the area such as zebra, eland, hippo, waterbuck, buffalo and many more animals, allowing for some superb game viewing. Visitors can look forward to intriguing night safaris, and boating excursions around the lake as well as to beautiful Crescent Island for spectacular bird watching. Other popular activities include horse riding, village visits and tours to several impressive neighbouring national parks.
Lake Naivasha Country Club is located on the banks of the Naivasha Lake in Naivasha, Kenya and is a few minutes from Crescent Island Game Park. Accommodation at the lakeside property features tastefully decorated rooms equipped with a private bathroom, satellite TV, safe box, minibar, and a telephone. Guests will also have access to a swimming pool, a spa, and a restaurant serving a breakfast buffet each morning.
Meat in Kenya is generally outstandingly good, and ‘nyam achoma’ (barbecued meat) is ubiquitous at any major feasts or popular dining spots. Beef and chicken are readily available, but goat is the most-widely eaten among locals and certainly a must try for carnivorous visitors. Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine is also popular, as are fresh-water fish inland, and sea fish along the coast.
Drinking the tap water is not recommended as the supply is not reliable, but bottled water is available in most places. When buying bottled water, check the seal of the bottle is intact. Alternatively, bring your own reusable water bottle with a filter or use water purification tablets. Avoid ice and washed salads and fruit except in top hotels and restaurants. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Food prepared by unlicensed vendors should be avoided at all times.
Tipping is optional. Most hotels and restaurants include a 10% service charge in the bill. If they don't, a small tip is customary for good service.
For Nairobi and the coast: lightweight cotton and linens are advised. Warmer clothing is needed in June and July, while rainwear is advisable between March and June, and October and December.
For safari: loose-fitting and light neutral tones are recommended. If you are visiting a luxury lodge, pack a nice set of clothes for dinner is recommended.
Wi-Fi is readily available in major cities and hotels, as well as in luxury game lodges.
Electrical sockets in Kenya are of the ‘Type G (BS-1363)’. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it's crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for all types.
Electrical sockets in Kenya usually supply electricity at 220-240 volts AC. If you're plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need. If your appliance isn’t compatible with 220-240 volts, a voltage converter will be necessary.
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You shall be met after clearing with customs and immigrations and transfer to the hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Masai Mara Arriving on time for Lunch and then go for a game drive.
Will go on a game drive and explore the wilderness more and deeper than ever.
After breakfast, we proceed to Lake Naivasha and arrive on time for Lunch. Then we go for 1 HR boat ride to enjoy the last days of the tour.
After breakfast, drive to Nairobi, Get a quick lunch and later transfer to the Airport for flight back home.
The currency of Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES; symbol KSh) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of KSh1,000, 500, 200, 100 and 50. Coins are in denominations of KSh20, 10 and 5. Residents may import up to KES 500,000 and must declare if currencies exceeding US $10,000. Non-residents may import local and foreign currencies without restrictions but amounts exceeding US $10,000 must be declared.
Banking hours: Monday -Friday 09h00-15h00, and Saturdays 09h00-12h00. Banks in Mombasa and the coastal areas open and close half an hour earlier. Banks in airports tend to open earlier and close later; typical hours are 07h00-19h00.
ATMs are common especially in major tourist destinations.
Mastercard and Visa Credit Cards are widely accepted, American Express and Diners Club less so. Major hotels accept payment by credit card, as do major safari companies, travel agencies and restaurants.
Very few banks or foreign exchange bureaus accept traveler's cheques; when they do, they charge high commissions.
Nairobi has two airports for domestic and regional flights: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport. Kenya has over 150 domestic airports and airstrips and there are daily flights to the most popular destinations. In addition to the scheduled airlines, several private charter companies operate out of Wilson Airport.
Kenya Airways, Air Kenya, Fly 540, Mombasa Air Safari, and Safari link serve the most popular safari destinations, plus many others such as Lake Victoria.
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