Odyssey Safaris - Kenya

10-Day, 8-Night Kenyan Safari from Odyssey Safaris with Airfare to and from JFK or IAD, Lodging, Meals, and Game Drives

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Kenyan Safari with Game Drives in Four Parks

There are dozens of national parks and reserves in Kenya that protect about 8% of the country’s savannahs, wetlands, and forests. An abundance of wildlife inhabits these areas of wildlife conservation, including the Big Five: lions, african elephants and buffalo, leopards, and rhinos. Since these animals are considered prized hunting trophies, all but the african buffalo are classified as vulnerable or endangered species.

Get to know these majestic animals as you visit four protected game parks on a 10-day, 8-night Kenyan safari from Odyssey Safaris. The trip includes round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) or Washington, DC (IAD), all accommodations and meals, and unlimited game drives with English-speaking guides in each park.

For more details and a full itinerary, click here.

Days 1–4: Samburu National Reserve

Following an overnight flight into Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, you’ll transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in your room or sign up for an optional activity (extra fees may apply) such as a tour of downtown Nairobi or a visit to the Giraffe Center, where you can feed the giraffes and then dress them up as children. The next morning, the tour heads to Samburu National Reserve, a nearby game park that’s home to zebras, ostriches, and a large elephant population. While you’re here, you can go on as many game drives as you’d like.

Day 5: Sweetwaters Conservancy

Sweetwaters Conservancy is a two- to three-hour drive from Nairobi along country roads marked by colorful villages and distant views of Mount Kenya. The small not-for-profit conservancy has a number of safari activities not found in larger, national parks including escorted game walks and night game drives. In the afternoon, you’ll meet Moran, a tame black rhino whose mother was killed by poachers, and Pocco, an orphaned chimpanzee, on a guided safari.

Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park

Next up is Lake Nakuru National Park, a game park in central Kenya comprised of rocky hillsides, savannahs, and Lake Nakuru, a small lake that supports a dense bloom of blue-green algae. Millions of pink flamingos make their homes in its alkaline waters, where they feed on the algae. The park also contains a number of giraffes and waterbucks as well as one of the largest rhino populations in the country.

Days 7–10: Maasai Mara National Reserve

You’ll spend the last few days of the trip in the Maasai Mara National Reserve before heading home. The park, which is about 3.5 hours south of Lake Nakuru near the Tanzanian border, has one of the highest lion densities in the world. It’s also part of the Great Wildebeest Migration—every year between July and October millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelle migrate through its grasslands. Take as many game drives as you’d like, or sign up for an optional hot air balloon ride over the plains.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

10-day/8-night Kenyan safari with round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) or Washington, DC (IAD). Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay a solo supplement fee to travel solo. Read about different purchase options here.

  • Option 1: $3,865, valid for departure January 4, 2013 (up to a $5,947 value)
  • Option 2: $3,865, valid for departure February 1, 2013 (up to a $5,947 value)
  • Option 3: $3,865, valid for departure March 1, 2013 (up to a $5,947 value)
  • Option 4: $2,999, valid for departure April 12, 2013 (up to a $4,769 value)
  • Option 5: $2,999, valid for departure May 10, 2013 (up to a $4,769 value)
  • Option 6: $2,999, valid for departure June 7, 2013 (up to a $4,769 value)
  • Option 7: $5,111, valid for departure July 12, 2013 (up to a $7,863 value)
  • Option 8: $4,399, valid for departure August 16, 2013 (up to a $6,767 value)
  • Option 9: $4,399, valid for departure September 13, 2013 (up to a $6,767 value)
  • Option 10: $4,399, valid for departure October 11, 2013 (up to a $6,767 value)
  • Option 11: $2,999, valid for departure May 31, 2013 (up to a $4,769 value)
  • Option 12: $3,865, valid for departure June 14, 2013 (up to a $5,947 value)
  • Option 13: $3,865, valid for departure June 21, 2013 (up to a $5,947 value)

Solo Supplement Fee:
$600 (Options 1–3 and 7–10) or $100 (Options 4–6, 11-13)

Book by: 1/1/13
Travel by: 10/31/13

Included in all options:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Three meals a day and unlimited bottled water
  • Climbing gear
  • Park fees and unlimited game drives
  • English-speaking guide
  • Airport transfers and transportation in-country

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

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The Fine Print

  • Book by 1/1/2013 or promo value expires
  • Valid only for date bought
  • 1/person, +23 as gifts
  • 1/visit
  • Reservation req'd, subj to avail
  • 90-day cancelation required or fee of 20% Groupon price; 60-day or fee of 50% Groupon price; 30-day or fee up to the Groupon price
  • 90-day cancellation required or airfare is non-refundable
  • 18+ to check in
  • CC req'd at booking
  • Provide full name on purchase, to be provided to Odyssey Safaris; name must match passport
  • $50 visa fee not included
  • $600 or $100 fee to travel solo, depending on option bought.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Hotel Policies

  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: includes round-trip airfare from JFK or IAD
  • By transit: includes airport transfers and all transportation in-country

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • You must purchase an entry visa ($50) upon arrival in Kenya. Contact Odyssey Safaris for visa requirements.

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