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*        9 Days from $3059 per person - Saturday departures

*        Round trip airfare JFK to Nairobi on Northewest/KLM

*        Round trip airport/hotel transfers

*        7 nights deluxe accommodations

*        All meals on safari

*        Lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant

Day 1  Depart today for your exciting safari

Day 2  Arrive in Nairobi where you will be met and transferred to the deluxe Stanley Hotel.

Day 3  After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Samburu.  You will be met and enjoy a short drive to the beautifully landscaped Sarova Shaba Lodge on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the heart of Shaba National Reserve, well known as the setting for Out of Africa and now the Survivor show.  This afternoon enjoy a gam viewing drive in the reserve.  Dinnder and overnight at the lodge.  (BLD)

Day 4  Today, a full day exploring the Shaba and Buffalow Springs National Reserves.  The Reserve's northern boundary is the Ewaso Nyiro River marked by tall Doum Palms along its course, a stark contrast to the small hills and rugged tracts in much of the sanctuary.  Look for elephants, lions, cheetahs, Grevy's Zebras, giraffes, gerunuke, buffalo, oryx, Grant's gazelles, dikdiks and waterbucks, as well as a large variety of birds.  Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (BDL)

Day 5  After breakfast leave Shaba behind and travel to Thomson's Falls with its magnificent 237-foot cascade., then on to Lake Nakuru with its thousands of pink flamingos.  You'll arrive at the lovely Lion Hill Lodge, affording unforgettable views of the lake from its hillside perch.  After lunch explore the park on an afternoon game drive, looking for the abundant wildlife, waterbuck, warthog, impala, buffalo, cheetah and now rhino.  Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 6  Leave the flamingos behind and drive to the Masai Mara, the most magnificent natural theatre in the world.  After lunch at the Sarova Mara Camp, your home for the next 2 nights, take your first game drive in the vast wilderness of the Masai Mara.  Dinner and overnight at the Sarova. (BLD)

Day 7  In the early morning you may decide to take the optional hot-air balloon over the plains of the Mara followed by a deluxe champagne breakfast in the bush.

Enjoy a full day of game drives in the unparalleled reserve of breathtaking vistas, panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland groves watered by the Mara River, homet o crocodiles and pools of hippo.  It is home to the largest population of lion in Kenya.  These magnificent beasts spend most of the day sleeping in the shade of acacia trees.  Vast herds of buffalo, zebra and wildebeest roam the plains, while impala, gazelle and giraffe grace the landscape. The acacia woodlands and riverine forest are host to the leopard and elephant, while the open savannah boasts the plains' game and their attendant prediators - lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal.   Time to freshen up before dinner at the lodge. (BLD)

Day 8  Depart the Mara by air to Nairobi and enjoy lunch at the famous open-air Carnivore Restaurant, Africa's Greatest Eating Experience.  The afternoon is free to shop, relax or take one of the optional excursions to the Giraffe Center, the Blixen homestead or explore the city's museums, history or folk dances.  Overnight at the Stanley Hotel in

Nairobi. (BL)

Day 9  Transfer to the airport for your flight home, taking unforgettable memories of this extraordinary adventure. (B)

                                    Air/land            single supp

May 14                          $2999               $100

May 28                          $3569               $100

Jun 11,25                      $3569               $120

Jul 2,9,16,23,30             $3649               $280

Aug 6,13,20,27              $3649               $280

Sep 10,24                     $3119               $280

Oct 8,22                        $3119               $280

Nov 5,19                        $3059               $280

Dec 3                            $3059               $280

Dec 17                          $3249               $280

2006:** 2006 prices are subject to change**

Jan 14,28                      $3189               $290

Feb 11,25                      $3189               $290

Mar 11,25                      $3189               $290


Dates in bold are guaranteed departures with 2 passengers.  Non-scheduled departures are available at an additional $100 per person.   Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and availability of services at the time of deposit and includes airfare from JFK.  Other departure cities are available - please call for details.  Airport departure taxes and government fees up to $225 are additional. 


The Lodge is situated in the Shaba National Reserve. This Reserve is part of a conglomeration of reserves in the Eastern Province, descending from Mt. Kenya, at the entrance to the vast scrub desert that reaches beyond L.Turkana, are situated Samburu National Reserve, Buffalo Springs National Reserve and the third contiguous National Reserve, Shaba. Spring water flows throughout the lodge to form beautiful water cascades that sparkle into Uaso Nyiro River.  Hotel Facilities:
Modern conference facilities
Viewing deck from which to watch and feed the crocodiles
Outdoor Pool
Massage Parlour
Curio shop sporting branded Sarova souvenirs
Themed bush dinners in the heart of the jungle
Sun down cocktails on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River
Safety Deposit Boxes
Laundry and Valet Services
Babysitting Services 

Room Facilities:
Room Service
En-suite Baths
Hot and Cold Running Water
Mosquito Net and Fan
Voltage 240 volts 

Surpelei Restaurant: The open Surpelei Restaurant overlooks the free forming swimming pool and serves a wide variety of cuisines to suite even the most cosmopolitan palate. Chemi Chemi and Carraluma Pool Bar 

Other activities that are available at the Sarova Shaba Lodge are Game Drives, Bird/Nature walks, and Game Walks within the Shaba Game Reserve


Nothing quite captures the true spirit of East Africa, like a safari in Kenya's richest game sanctuary, the Masai Mara. It is here that the wildebeest arrive from their long journey from the Serengeti in July or August. Sarova Mara Camp is a tented camp in the heart of the Masai Mara in the middle of well-grazed grasslands. It's an excellent base from which to depart on early morning and late afternoon game drives.

Sarova Mara Camp is 260km from Nairobi, which is about 5 hours by (an often bumpy) road. The better alternative is a 40-minute flight from Nairobi Wilson airport with a 10-minute game drive from the airstrip to the camp. The Sarova Mara lodge is located in the popular eastern section of the Masai Mara near the Sekenani Gate

Hotel Facilities:
75 en-suite tents
Restaurant & 2 bars
Laundry service
Swimming pool
Balloon safaris
Nature walks
Dining area 


Restaurant: Serving both local and international cuisine
Panorama Bar: Offering beautiful views of the surrounding and live entertainment

Joan is a Certified Kenya and South Africa Specialist and will be glad to give you ideas to extend your stay in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa - or how about gorilla trekking?


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