Following four years in the making, the BBC’s Africa series featuring Sir David Attenborough finally reached UK TV screens on Wednesday 2nd January and received rave reviews. With a total of 1,600 days filming in 27 different countries, it’s no wonder this epic series is inspiring people to visit one of the most wildlife-rich continents on earth.
Tonight’s episode of Africa will focus on the east Africa region. Kenya lies at the heart of east Africa and is the home of the safari with over 59 national parks containing more wildlife habitats than anywhere in the world including vast open savannahs, deep forests, freshwater lakes and marine reserves. From the iconic Maasai Mara, famous for the annual wildebeest migration, to stunning Mount Kenya to the vast Lake Nakuru, there are plenty of opportunities to observe Kenya’s wildlife first hand.
So for those inspired to experience Kenya for themselves, the following tour operators are offering a range of great value wildlife holiday packages…
Hayes and Jarvis is offering a Kenya Classic Safari for six nights departing 5th May 2013 from £1,499 per person with a saving of £482 per couple. Price includes return flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi and in-resort transfers. Itinerary includes accommodation at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi for one night, two nights in Mara Sopa Lodge in the Maasai Mara, one night in Lake Nakuru Lodge and two nights in Amboseli Sopa Lodge. Accommodation is on a full board basis while on safari and bed and breakfast in Nairobi. Highlights include game drives in the iconic Maasai Mara and Amboseli national parks, observing thousands of flamingo birds lining the shores of Lake Nakuru, views of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro and a visit to the border town of Namanga where guests will find some unique Maasai beadwork. For more information and to book please call: 0844 415 5571
Escape on a seven-night Magical Kenya Safari with African Sky from £1,599 per person with a saving of £250 per person. Accommodation is on a mixed board basis (includes 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners) and price includes scheduled flights from Heathrow departing between 10th January and 5th April 2013. Package includes game drives in Africa Sky’s exclusive 4×4 vehicles with a maximum of seven passengers (so guests are guaranteed a window seat) and Nairobi excursions including a visit to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and a meal at Carnivore restaurant. Guests can also experience unforgettable scenery on a one hour hot air balloon safari with champagne breakfast from £295 per person as an optional add-on. For more information and to book please call: 0843 636 7485 or visit: www.africasky.co.uk/kenya-holidays/magical-kenya-4×4-safari/
Cosmos Tours and Cruises is offering a seven night safari package from £1,889 per person staying at a range of hotels and safari lodges. Experience exciting wildlife parks, game lodges and opportunities to cast eyes upon ‘the big five’. Locations include the Samburu National reserve, Aberdare National Park and the renowned Maasai Mara. Price includes international flights into Nairobi, transfers, full board accommodation except in Nyeri and game drives. Price based on departures on 8th & 15th April 2013. For more information and to book please call: 0800 668 1365 or visit: www.cosmostoursandcruises.co.uk
Bales Worldwide is offering a seven-night safari experience from £1,995 per person staying at a range of hotels and safari lodges. Package highlights include visits to Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru and the iconic Maasai Mara reserve. Price includes international return flights from London Heathrow with Kenya Airways, full board accommodation based on twin occupancy, transfers, game drives and entrance fees. Price based on departures from 7th April 2013. For more information and to book please call: 0844 488 0670 or visit: www.balesworldwide.com
Titan Travel is offering a ten-day classic Kenya safari from £2,195 per person with a saving of up to £100 (saving valid until 31st January 2013). Price includes scheduled Kenya Airways flights direct to Nairobi from London Heathrow, 21 Meals (seven breakfast, seven lunches and seven dinners), check-in service by Titan staff with porterage, transportation in 4×4 Landcruiser with experienced driver/guide, services of an experienced Titan tour manager, Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service® which transports guests from their front door to London Heathrow Airport and all airport taxes, security charges and applicable fuel surcharge. Itinerary highlights include visits to the Thompson Falls, the Joy Adamson Museum, a traditional Maasai village and the Outspan Hotel – home of Lord Baden Powell – as well as experiencing Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island, two game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park and two full day game drives in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Game viewing has been enhanced for 2013 with the introduction of an additional day on safari in the Maasai Mara and a stay at the fully refurbished Treetops Lodge where Queen Elizabeth acceded to the throne. For more information and to book please call: 0800 988 5806 or visit: www.titantravel.co.uk
African Pride is offering an eight night safari with highlights including The Great Rift Valley, Mount Kenya and the renowned Maasai Mara game reserve from £2,273 per person. Price includes flights from Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham, road transfers, game drives and full board accommodation on safari and on a bed and breakfast basis in Nairobi. Price is based on departures during June 2013 and subject to availability. For more information and to book please call: 01904 619 428.
2by2 Safari Holidays is offering nine nights in Kenya from £2,498 per person staying at a range of safari lodges. Accompanied by a local driver/guide the tour includes visits to Samburu National Reserve, Aberdare National Park, Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara. Price includes return flights from London Heathrow with Kenya Airways, full board accommodation across all hotels and lodges except in Nairobi, all transfers, park entrance fees and game drives. Offer valid for bookings up to 30th March 2013 with children sharing at 50%. For more information and to book please call: 01582 766122 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aim 4 Africa Ltd is offering a seven-night safari from £1,640 per person with a saving of £50 per person (discount applies for bookings made by 25th January 2013 for travel in 2013). A further discount of £165 per person applies for travel between 1st – 30th June 2013. Price is based on a minimum of two persons sharing a double/twin room and includes Nairobi airport transfers, private safari with services of professional driver/guide, full board accommodation on safari staying at Lake Nakuru Lodge, the Amboseli and Mara Sentrim Camps plus two nights on a bed and breakfast basis at either The Intercontinental or Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi. Itinerary also includes Nairobi excursions with lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant, a visit to the Giraffe Centre and a Nairobi private guided city tour. All government taxes where applicable are included in the price. This holiday starts and ends in Nairobi, international flights from the UK start from around £695 per person depending on season and availability. For more information and to book please call: 0114 255 2533 or email: Enquiries@aim4africa.com
Tribes is offering a six-day Maasai Mara Big Cat Safari staying at Governor’s Camp, which hosted the BBC series Big Cat Diary, for £1,510 per person. The safari offers four full days in which to explore the Maasai Mara national park and surrounding region in the company of an expert guide. Guests will observe and learn about the wildlife, large and small with the opportunity to spot the ‘Big Five’. Price includes six nights accommodation on a full board basis, return flights from Nairobi Wilson airport to the Maasai Mara, game drives, modern safari bus with driver and guide and all park fees. This holiday starts and ends in Nairobi, international flights from the UK start from around £695 per person depending on season and availability. Offer valid throughout 2013 with January to March recommended as the best time to experience the Maasai Mara Big Cat Safari. For more information and to book please call: 0147 389 0499 or visit: www.tribes.co.uk
Alternative African Adventures is offering a seven-night ‘Porini Wilderness’ luxury safari combining stays at all four of the exclusive Porini Camps in four of Kenya’s finest wildlife reserves from £3,030 per person. Operating from private conservancies owned by the local people, guests can enjoy incredible game viewing as well as the chance to experience local culture in an authentic setting. Price includes accommodation on a full board basis, all internal flights and transfers and safari activities. Valid from 3rd January 2013 to January 2014, excluding dates between 15th April to 31st May 2013. This holiday starts and ends in Nairobi, international flights from the UK start from around £695 per person depending on season and availability. For more information and to book please call: 020 8650 9421 or visit:
The Ultimate Travel Company is offering a nine-night safari holiday staying at three high-end Cheli & Peacock camps, Joy’s Camp, Lewa Safari camp and Elephant Pepper camp from £3,685 per person. Highlights include three nights staying in the private Lewa Wildlife Conservancy which offers spectacular views of Mount Kenya and is home to around 10 percent of Kenya’s black rhino population and the single largest population of Grevy’s zebra in the world. Price includes return flights from London Heathrow, domestic flights, full-board accommodation, transfers, game drives and park fees. Valid from January to March 2013. For more information and to book please call: 020 3432 3844 or visit: www.theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk
Black Tomato is offering a 10-day bush to beach escape on Kenya’s coast from £3,990 per person. Guests will split their time between a luxurious safari lodge in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve and a private resort on a stretch of Galu Beach. The trip is perfect as a honeymoon or as a family adventure. Prices are based on two sharing including international flights from London Heathrow, internal flights, all ground transportation, full board lodging at Kinondu Kwetu and Saruni Mara lodge, game drives and cultural visits. Package is valid until 30th June 2013. For more information and to book please call: 0207 426 9888 or visit: www.blacktomato.com
For more information on Kenya visit: www.magicalkenya.com
or call: 0207 367 0931