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On Safari in Kenya 2020

On Safari in Kenya 2020


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Kenya

Tour Itinerary

Imagine seeing wildlife—lion, zebra, giraffe, Cape buffalo, flamingo, elephant, and more—in their natural habitat. On this Kenya safari for value-minded travelers, you can! No safari in Kenya would be complete without visiting Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most famous game area. Known for the annual wildebeest migration the area boasts a large, permanent population of animals so game viewing is good year round. During three game drives, keep your eyes open for elephant, rhino, giraffe, topi, hyena, lion, and much more. Beyond the Maasai Mara, visit Mount Kenya National Park, where your treetop lodge gives you unobstructed views of the waterhole that attracts elephant and buffalo. You’ll also enjoy a guided forest walk with a naturalist followed here. In Lake Nakuru National Park world-famous for its flamingo, search for giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, Cape buffalo, impala, and more.This Kenya tour also features special up close encounters. In Lake Naivasha National Park, a guided walk offers the chance to see giraffe and zebra You’ll also visit a special beading project that helps provide training and job opportunities for local women. Plus, to ensure you can capture the perfect photograph, have a window seat, and have easy game viewing, Cosmos offers 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles with a pop-up roof and a maximum of six people per vehicle.Magnificent wildlife, important animal sanctuaries, and thrilling adventures—this exciting Kenya safari is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN NAIROBI, KENYA.
Welcome to Africa! Arrive this evening, check in to your hotel, and prepare for your safari adventure!

Day 2: NAIROBI–MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK AREA.
This morning, depart Nairobi for MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK, where your treetop lodge is raised on stilts with unobstructed views over a floodlit waterhole. Spend the afternoon and evening observing the animals from the viewing deck or the balcony in your room. (B,L,D)

Day 3: MOUNT KENYA AREA–LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK.
This morning, embark on a GUIDED FOREST WALK with a naturalist to learn more about the plant and animal life in the area. Later, journey through the beautiful Kenyan highlands. Known as one of the most fertile agricultural areas in all of Africa, you will find farmers growing crops such as corn, wheat, coffee, and tea. Arrive in LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK and settle in for the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 4: LAKE NAKURU.
Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. The park is home to a variety of animals including giraffe, flamingo, impala, Cape buffalo, and striped hyena. This is also your best chance to see white rhino, which are commonly spotted here. (B,L,D)

Day 5: LAKE NAKURU–LAKE NAIVASHA NATIONAL PARK.
After breakfast, make the short drive to LAKE NAIVASHA NATIONAL PARK. Make a stop at LIFE BEADS, an organization providing training and job opportunities to local women, disabled people, and street children. Here, trainees learn how to make a variety of handicrafts, including beading and basket making. After lunch, take a GUIDED WALK around Crescent Island for a chance at an up-close view of giraffe, zebra, and more. (B,L,D)

Day 6: LAKE NAIVASHA–MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE.
This morning, depart for MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya’s most famous game area. After lunch at your lodge, set out on an AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. (B,L,D)

Day 7: MAASAI MARA.
Today, enjoy MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in the “Mara,” as it is called by locals. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve boasts a strong permanent population of game. When the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra arrives, generally from August to early November, the population enlarges by almost 2 million. This provides a great food source for predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. (B,L,D)

NOTE:
The Great Migration is a natural event, and the arrival/departure of the migrating herds varies slightly year to year.

Day 8: MAASAI MARA–NAIROBI–DEPARTURE.
Today, drive back to Nairobi, where your tour ends. We have reserved a day room at the Eka Hotel Nairobi for you to use prior to your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5 pm. (B)

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Inclusions

Consult your physician for the latest health requirements for travel to Kenya.

All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.

We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough on some East Africa roads and game park trails.

Due to limited capacity on safari vehicles flights, your suitcase must be soft-sided.

Some minor changes in your daily itinerary may be expected due to wildlife migrations and viewing.

Local Host:
Driver/Guide

Sightseeing & Activities:

MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK AREA
Guided forest walk

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Two game drives

LAKE NAIVASHA
Visit a beading factory; guided walk on Crescent Island

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
Three game drives4-wheel-drive safari vehicle, between destinations and for game drives, with pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We limit each vehicle to a maximum of six people, ensuring you’ll always have a window seat.

Meals:
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners


Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Cosmos Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Cosmos' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Cosmos has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Cosmos' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Cosmos' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Cosmos will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Cosmos will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Cosmos' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Cosmos will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Cosmos' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Cosmos removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Cosmos are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Cosmos will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Cosmos' commitment to clean, Cosmos is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Cosmos has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Park entrance fees of $312 per person are included.

Single Room Supplement:
$130 to $460

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$45 to $80

Extra nights per person in Nairobi:
in single room $189; in twin room $114; in triple room $109

2021 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2020.

Nairobi: Eka Hotel Nairobi
Mount Kenya National Park Area: Serena Mountain Lodge
Lake Nakuru National Park: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Lake Naivasha: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
Maasai Mara: Mara Sopa Lodge

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
4
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3

Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

Enjoyed the trip seeing the Great Migration, but our tour director and guide did not tell us much about Kenya or the animals.


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