Visit dynamic Dubai then a 6 day private guided safari in Kenya with your own driver/guide.
This vacation package includes:
- Accommodation for 8 nights in Dubai (3), Amboseli (2), Lake Nakuru (1), and Maasai Mara (2).
- All meals as indicated in the itinerary including 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
- In Kenya, transport in a chauffeur driven Minivan with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography
- Private game viewing drives and parks entrance fees in Kenya.
- Private airport transfers in Dubai.
- Entrance to Observation Deck at Burj Khalifa.
- Entrance to Dubai Museum.
- Hatta Safari experience in Dubai.
- All Government taxes and levies.
- Free safari hat.
- All meet and greet services.
- All arrival and departure transfers
- Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
- Springboard Vacations’ complimentary Travel Protection Plan
Land only - does not include international airfares
DAY ONE - WELCOME TO DUBAI!
Experience this unique destination and a tourist paradise, offering more attractions, shopping, fine dining, and some of the world’s most outstanding – and astounding - architectural marvels. In a single day, you can experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and ultra-modern shopping malls. Stay 3 nights at the Taj Palace Dubai Hotel.
DAY TWO - BURJ KHALIFA & DUBAI MUSEUM
The perfect remedy for jetlag: a visit to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Ascend to the observation deck on level 124 in a high-speed elevator, traveling at 30 feet per second. You will experience first-hand this modern architectural and engineering marvel.
Then visit the Dubai Museum, a must on every Dubai itinerary. Housed within the beautifully restored Al Fahidi Fort, which was erected around 1799 to defend the city against invasion, the museum's diverse collection of exhibits offers a fascinating insight into the rich history and cultural heritage. Galleries recreate scenes from the Creek, traditional Arab houses, mosques, the souk, date farms and desert and marine life.
DAY THREE - HATTA SAFARI
Depart from Dubai towards the Hatta – a one hour drive from the city. You will be driven through the highway to Hatta with several of camel farms and sand desert, then we will drive through the canyons of the mountains. Enjoy stunning views of the Hajjar Mountains, the highest mountain range in the Arabian peninsula. You will have a chance to swim in pools of natural wadis, then visit the Hatta Heritage Heritage Village.
DAY FOUR – DUBAI TO NAIROBI
WELCOME TO NAIROBI!
The largest city in East Africa and Kenya's capital, with a population of over 4 million, Nairobi started life as a railway depot in 1899. On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our Springboard Vacations representative and drive southeast to Amboseli National Park. Time permitting, take an afternoon game safari.
OL TUKAI LODGE
Stay 2 nights at Ol Tukai Lodge including all meals. This lodge is one of the best spots in the world to watch elephant with the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.
DAY FIVE - GAME DRIVE
Spend today with morning and afternoon game drives in this park. Large concentrations of wildlife occur in Amboseli, famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty. Wildlife here includes the zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, caracal and serval cat, lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, wild dog among others.
DAY SIX - AMBOSELI TO LAKE NAKURU
After breakfast, we drive via Nairobi to Lake Nakuru. Drive through rich farmlands of the Kikuyu tribe who grow coffee among other crops. Enjoy the scenery as you explore the Great Rift Valley on your drive.
Lake Nakuru National Park; created for the protection of its huge flocks of the lesser flamingo. This is home to over 1 million flamingoes literally turning the shores of the Lake pink. Notable game within the lake includes hippo and clawless otters. On the shores roam waterbuck, Bohor's Reedbuck and zebra.. Afternoon game viewing is relatively easy and will be until sun set. Buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild's giraffe, Black and White Colobus monkey are plentiful in the forest.
Stay 1 night at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge including all meals. The Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru.
DAY SEVEN - LAKE NAKURU TO MAASAI MARA
After early breakfast, morning drive across the Rift Valley escarpment to Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch at your accommodation. Afternoon game drive until sunset.
Maasai Mara is "The" park of parks in Kenya. Its grass-carpeted smooth hills, the chocolate Mara river waters with frisking hippos, as well as the rich wildlife diversity, fulfill the expectations of any visitor searching the African landscapes portrayed in motion pictures.
Stay 2 nights at Mara Simba Lodge including all meals. The Lodge sits overlooking a dramatic bend on the bank of the Talek, a tributary of the Mara River, gently blending into the surrounding wilderness.
DAY EIGHT - GAME DRIVE IN THE MAASAI MARA
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve, so named to mean the “spotted plains” in the Maa language. This is home to the greatest concentration of large mammals and is widely recognized as Africa’s ultimate wildlife reserve. During your morning and afternoon game drives, you will see elephant, giraffe, prides of lion, and thousands of impala, topi, Grant's and Thomson's gazelle.
DAY NINE - MAASAI MARA TO NAIROBI
After breakfast, check out and drive to Nairobi where upon arrival, you will be dropped off at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight.
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Price is per person based on 2 adults traveling together/twin share.
Subject to availability
Land Only – Does not include international airfares
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Package vacation code: 11205SV01