11 NIGHTS/ 12 DAYS KENYA LUXURY WILDLIFE & GOLF SAFARI

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Overview

Vacations Quest offers you Custom-Designed or Tailor-Made Kenya Golf Safari Packages. We can design any golf package you desire or tailor any package to suite your individual taste or requirement. Duration of Safari & places/types of accommodation can be customized to suite your needs. However in some cases restrictions might apply. In the event that an envisaged accommodation is fully booked; we will suggest a comparable alternative. The exact order, contents and rates of this tour are subject to availability. Please get in contact with us for any tailored Golf Trips as  you may desire******

Kenya has over 40 golf courses and 12 of these are 18-hole. Ten are used for championship events. 6 are within a 20 mile radius of Nairobi – Kenya’s bustling capital. The weather in Kenya is ideal for golf all year round. Our golf safari adventure sees you play golf in Nairobi’s best golf courses while combining the experience with a visit to the world famous game reserves and parks or even an extension to the coastal golf courses!

Itinerary

Day 1
ARRIVAL NAIROBI- OVERNIGHT AT WINDSOR GOLF RESORT

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Obtain your tourist visa by paying the appropriate visa fee (Online application has since been initiated but sometimes comes with its challenges) then head over to the luggage carousel to claim your luggage. A Topical Vacations’ staff member holding a sign board with your group name will be waiting just outside the arrivals area after you have cleared customs to warmly welcome you to Nairobi-Kenya. You will then be assisted to your vehicle for a 30-40-minute drive (depending on time of arrival and traffic) to your accommodation at 5* Windsor Golf Resort out of the city centre.

Our staff will give you a detailed briefing of your safari, discuss safari safety and let you know the following day’s schedule. Dinner and overnight at Windsor Golf & Resort Club. Meal Plan (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) – 3 Nights

Day 2
WINDSOR GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB NAIROBI

Enjoy the country clubs tasteful ambience, panoramic grounds and well manicured lawns as you enjoy breakfast. Breakfast is followed by a round of exciting golf.
Men’s tees: 7277 yards
Ladies tees: 5580 yards
Length: 6571 yards

An 18 hole championship golf course laid around the sprawling 5 star luxury golf resort. Windsor Golf & Country Club is the only African member of the “Great Golf Resorts of the World”. The course has a sprinkling of water hazards and bunkers to make it a challenging, yet enjoyable golf course. The lush fairways are lined by forests where you might even spot the Sykes monkey apart from the dozens of exotic African bird species.
Feel free to also indulge in the country clubs other fun activities such as tennis/squash, 5km cycling track, heated pool and steam room, jogging track and state of the art spa. Dinner and overnight at Windsor Golf & Resort Club. Meal Plan (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

Day 3
GOLF AT KAREN COUNTRY CLUB

Breakfast at Windsor Golf & Country Club followed by a morning round of golf at the country lodge style club house known as the Karen Country Club. This is one of Kenya’s top and prettiest championship golf course. A 6934 yards, Par-72, 18- holes of spectacular golfing for both gents and ladies. The course is built to exact American Professional Golf Association (PGA) standards. Lunch at leisure in between rounds of golf.
Afternoon visit of Karen Blixen Museum, a former house of Danish pioneer Karen Blixen the author of “Out Of Africa”. Final tour of the (AFEW) African Fund for the Endangered Wildlife/ Giraffe Center, where you can feed the rare Rothschild Giraffes from a specially constructed platform.

Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Windsor Golf & Country Club. Meal Plan (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

Day 4
MOUNT KENYA SAFARI CLUB - GOLF ON THE EQUATOR- 2 ½ HRS

Have breakfast. Drive through the Central Highlands to Mount Kenya Safari Club. Located high on the slopes of Mount Kenya, The Mount Kenya Safari Club lies across the equator as a collection of elegant buildings and luxurious cottages that are set right next to well-maintained lawns and clear water ponds. The resort has a charming manicured 9 hole golf course. The course is well laid out with interspersed ponds, bunkers and sand banks. It’s the only course that is bisected by the equator in Africa. You cross from the northern to the southern hemisphere casually as you play a round of golf. You will arrive at the Safari Club for lunch. An afternoon round of golf before dinner and overnight at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Mount Kenya Safari Club
9 holes/ 18 tees, Par 72
This beautiful short course is set at the foot of the snow capped Mount Kenya, and lined by tall mountain fir trees. Lush and hilly, the course is a series of interesting par 3 holes on which players may use a range of irons ranging from a 3 iron to a Pitching Wedge off the tee. Activities at the club also include fishing, horse riding, swimming and tennis. An animal orphanage is also located in the club grounds.

Day 5
MT. KENYA- OLPEJETA CONSERVANCY

After breakfast, it’s a short drive to Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Lunch will be served at the Luxury Serena Sweetwaters Camp. Afternoon game drive in this unique chimpanzee and rhino sanctuary.
Ol Pejeta particularly works to conserve the highly endangered black rhino and is now the Largest Black Rhino Sanctuary in East Africa. Moreover, the Conservancy is home to southern white rhinos and the critically endangered northern white rhinos.
As an integral part of the Laikipia/Samburu ecosystem, Ol Pejeta is also home to the “Big Five” and carries one of the highest wildlife densities in Kenya. In an attempt to ensure some connectivity with the greater Liakipia landscape, there are corridors along the Conservancy’s northern boundary ensuring free movement of all animals, especially the large herbivores such as elephants. Predators are also closely monitored as they play a crucial role in the ecosystem of controlling prey densities.
Dinner and overnight at SWEETWATERS LUXURY CAMP- Meal Plan (Full Board)

Day 6
ABERDARES COUNTRY CLUB

After breakfast, drive southwards for around 2 hours to the Aberdares Country Club. Check in will be followed by a sumptuous buffet lunch. During your stay at the Aberdares Country Club, you can be as active or as relaxed as you wish. The club has a quality and challenging 9-hole golf course with some of the holes commanding wonderful views of Mount Kenya. The club is set on a 1,000 acre property, much of which is given over to a game sanctuary where you can walk or ride from the resident stables. Two tennis courts, a swimming pool, a trout stream and even gliding from a local airfield are all activities on offer to keep you from the golf course. Cottage style accommodation with fireplaces and private bathrooms and the superb cuisine and service will ensure you enjoy your stay.
Enjoy one round of mid morning golf or late evening before meals.
Dinner and overnight stay at the Aberdare Country Club (Full Board)

Day 7
GREAT RIFT VALLEY LODGE & GOLF RESORT- 2 ½ hrs

After breakfast, depart to Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch at the Great Rift Valley Lodge. The Lodge is located high above Lake Naivasha and has a sweeping view of the Great Rift Valley. The Great Rift Valley Golf course was opened in the year 2000 and has proven to be one of the most challenging of all Africa’s championship courses. The 18 hole course is sculptured around the lodge. The three tee off positions and the fairways are planted to the indigenous Kikuyu grass which remain green and lush throughout the year. All golf holes are well bunkered, and there are five water features on the course. There are resident wild animals who call the fairway home and are given the right of way when playing a round of golf (as you shall do after a sumptuous buffet lunch). Dinner and overnight at the Great Rift Valley Lodge. Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8
FULL DAY IN NAIVASHA

The highest of all the Rift Valley lakes, Lk. Naivasha is a beautiful shallow freshwater lake fringed by thick papyrus reeds. The waters of the lake draw great array of bird life to its shoreline. Buffalo wallow in the swamps, whilst the large hippo population laze their days in the shallows. Giraffe wander among the acacia, whilst the Colobus monkeys swing from the green canopies above. We will have a boat ride in the lake and also visit the Crescent Island Game Sanctuary. www.crescentisland.co/ the only place where you can walk on foot amongst wild animals!

Play a round of golf after breakfast till lunch time. In the afternoon take a boat ride on the lake where there are over 400 species of birds, hippos amongst other wildlife. Head out to Crescent Island where you will have a walking safari amongst the wildlife found here. Animals to be spotted include but are not limited to Zebras, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Grants Gazelle, Hippopotamus, Bat Eared Foxes, Vervet Monkeys, Dik Dik, Impala, Bushbuck, Thompson Gazelle and Waterbuck. Return to at the Great Rift Valley Lodge for rest, dinner and overnight.

Day 9
LK. NAIVASHA- MASAI MARA- 250 Km/ 4-5 hrs

Ascending through the western wall of the Great Rift Valley floor, we reach arguably Kenya’s most celebrated natural attraction-The Masai Mara game reserve. A 1,500 sq. km slab of open Savannah dotted with acacia trees-the Kenyan section of the wildly beautiful Serengeti plains, teems with wildlife. Being in the Mara has been described by some authorities as ‘’ being in the New York of the natural world’’
You will spend the next 02 nights here to explore.

The endless plains of East Africa are the setting of the World’s greatest spectacle-the pounding of over 6 million hooves! From the vast Serengeti plains to the Champagne coloured hills of Kenya’s Masai Mara.

Over 1 million wildebeest, 300,000 Thompson gazelles and some 200,000 zebras relentlessly tracked by Africa’s greatest predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of green pastures.
This continual perilous trek in search of nature’s big green carpet involves no beginning or end to a wildebeest journey. Its life is an endless pilgrimage, a continual search of food, water and pasture. The only beginning is at birth.

An estimated 400,000 wildebeest calves are born during a six week period early each year-usually between late January and Mid March. As for when to see this annual event, consider December to March (Serengeti) and July to October (Masai Mara)

The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here.

Lunch will be followed by an early evening introductory game drive in the reserve from 1630hrs- dusk! Dinner and overnight at Sarova Mara Camp /KEEKOROK LODGE/ Similar- Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 10
MASAI MARA – FULL DAY

OPTIONAL EXTRA COST Pre game drive balloon Safari (bookable in advance $ 475 pp)

The feeling is indescribable, crispness of the African air, chill in the wind that hits your face as your Mara hot air balloon gradually rises, smoothness in the exhale of your breath, and the excitement to see and learn more. One’s physical presence can be felt on the plains of the Masai Mara when reading this.

Pick up at 4.30am depending on the lodge/camp of stay.

By 6.15 a.m. you are almost arriving at the hot air balloon site in the Masai Mara. As you approach the site, the balloon seems bigger than you expected, the experience is one that has never been visited, and you are about to have a trip of a lifetime.

Up and away we go! At 6.30 a.m., the hot air balloon safari starts. The captain asks you to relax and experience the wonders under the African sky. As you finally start to get a grip on the elevation, an inner smile that resonates on one’s face does not need an explanation. The wildebeest moving in large numbers across the Masai Mara plains, the beauty of the landscape when the rising sun’s bright orange colors are displayed, the elephants at the water pool, and the gazelles and zebras scampering away, just if it was their first time to witness an alien object in the sky.

By 7.30 a.m., one is very content with balloon safari, and it is almost touch down time. There is a celebration, and for those who prefer a toast, champagne is served, as hot breakfast in the bush is being prepared.

The direction and duration of the balloon trip is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions. Optional balloon trips take the place of the morning game drive.

Please note that ballooning is subject to weather conditions. Children below 12 years are NOT permitted!
You have to try it to believe it! This is one of the most memorable things in life

Morning and afternoon game drive/ full day game drive with picnic lunches, explore the reserves’ amazingly high concentration of game. This game reserve is Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Overnight at the Lodge – Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11
MASAI MARA- NAIROBI – 285Km / 6 hrs

Early morning game drive from 6.30am. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Later on, depart for Nairobi, with lunch en route, arriving at around 1630hrs. Drop off at the Windsor Golf and Country Club for rest, dinner and overnight.

Day 12
DAY AT LEISURE- FOLLOWED BY DEPARTURE

Optional Extra morning round of golf at your chosen course
Options:
 Nairobi Kenya Railways Golf Club http://krgc.co.ke/
 Sigona Golf Club- http://www.sigonagolfclub.com/
After lunch, we will have a leisurely city tour of Nairobi, visiting principle landmarks including the KICC- International Conference Centre, from where you can have a bird’s eye view of Nairobi and the suburbs from the 28th Floor!, City Hall, Parliament Buildings, shopping bazaars including the City Market. Later on, we will have our farewell dinner at the World Famous 5* Carnivore Restaurant where you can sample some mouthwatering game meat, including vegetarian dishes.
Dinner will be followed by a transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers
  • Express assisted check in city hotels
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Accommodation per itinerary or similar
  • Meals as in the itinerary
  • Services of a professionally trained English speaking driver guide
  • Guaranteed Window Seating in our Custom Safari Vehicle
  • National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Excursions & activities as per itinerary
  • Golfing Green Fees wherever applicable
  • 1 FOC (Free of Charge for the Golf Pro Group Leader
  • Bottled mineral drinking water throughout the safari
  • Complementary shopping city tour and farewell dinner
  • Authentically branded safari gifts

Cost Excludes

  •  International flights( we can arrange on request) and visa fees and departure taxes
  • Items of a personal nature, laundry,
  • Meals not listed on the itinerary, soft or alcoholic drinks taken with or without meals
  • Tips or Gratuities for your Driver Guide & Service Staff
  • Personal Travel insurance and baggage covers (recommended)
  •  Caddy fees and Golfing Equipment Hire (from US $ 15 -80$ pp respectively)
  • Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary
  • (**We Donate a Portion of the Proceeds to Wildlife Conservation & Youth Charity Organizations)

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11 NIGHTS/ 12 DAYS KENYA LUXURY WILDLIFE & GOLF SAFARI
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