Eight-Day Kenya Safari with Airfare - Kenya

Eight-Day Kenya Tour with Roundtrip Airfare and Hotels from Friendly Planet Travel

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Nairobi Tour, Boat Safari, and Game Drives at Masai Mara Game Reserve

This eight-day tour of Kenya spotlights the east African nation’s breathtaking plains, volcanic crater lakes, and exotic wildlife. You’ll take a boat safari on Lake Navaisha, you'll tour the capital of Nairobi, and you may see big game at Masai Mara Game Reserve, one of the world’s most popular safari sites.

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This deal includes nightly accommodations and roundtrip airfare from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City via Brussels Airlines. Below you'll find a brief summary of trip highlights.

Nairobi City Tour and Lake Naivasha Boat Safari

The trip kicks off with a visit to Langata Giraffe Centre, where you’ll get up close and personal as you feed Rothschild's giraffes, an endangered species. You might even spot a warthog or two while on the property. You will also visit the Karen Blixen Museum, the former home of the author of Out of Africa, and the Kazuri Bead Factory, where handmade beads are made by the women of Nairobi's surrounding villages. The next day, you'll stop at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's elephant orphans' nursery, where workers nurture orphaned elephants and rhinoceros back to health before releasing them into Tsavo National Park.

Afterward, the tour heads northwest for a boat safari on Lake Naivasha, Kenya’s second-largest freshwater lake. Keep an eye out for the more than 100 types of waterfowl that live around this volcanic crater lake, along with hippos, zebras, and buffalo.

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Frommer's calls the massive Masai Mara Game Reserve "an iconic African wilderness." Each July, more than one million wildebeests, gazelles, and zebras migrate from the Serengeti Plain in nearby Tanzania to the Masai Mara Game Reserve (the animals migrate back in October).

You'll embark on three game drives at Masai Mara, putting you in the center of the action. There's a good chance you’ll spot Africa's famous Big Five: wild leopards, lions, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos. At 580 square miles, the reserve is also home to nearly 100 species of mammals and some 500 types of birds. While you’re here, you can take advantage of one of the tour’s optional excursions for an extra fee, such as an afternoon in a Masai village or a hot air balloon ride over the plains.

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

What You Get

Eight-day/five-night Kenya tour with roundtrip airfare from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Nine options available, including departures in May, August, September, October, November, or December 2013. Click here to see all options.

Note: All options priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional $399 fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

Included in all options:

  • Roundtrip airfare from New York (JFK) to Nairobi on Brussels Airlines
  • Fuel surcharges and airline taxes and fees
  • Two-night stay at the 5-star InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi
  • One-night stay in superior accommodations at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge in Naivasha
  • Two-night stay in superior accommodations at Keekorok Lodge in Masai Mara
  • A room for the day at the 5-star InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi before departure
  • All land transportation and transfers in Kenya
  • Boat safari on Lake Naivasha
  • Five full buffet breakfasts, three lunches, and four dinners
  • Farewell dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and three game-viewing drives
  • Guaranteed window seat on the safari vehicle with access to pop-up roof hatch; maximum six guests per vehicle
  • Experienced driver/guide and game spotter
  • Sightseeing tours in Nairobi with English-speaking guide

Book by: 4/10/13 for all options

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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 4/10/13 or promo value expires
  • Limit 2/person, +2 as gifts
  • Valid only for date and option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 75-day cancellation notice required or fee of $600; 60-day notice or fee of $1,000; 45-day notice or fee of $1,500; 44-day notice or less or fee of Groupon price
  • Credit card required at booking
  • Passport and Kenya visa fee ($50), gratuities, and personal/baggage insurance not included
  • Must be 21+ to book, 12+ to travel
  • Travelers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (21+)
  • $399 fee to travel solo
  • Tax included
  • Groupon is redeemed when reservation is confirmed.

Getting There

  • By plane: roundtrip airfare from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) via Brussels Airlines included

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the United States.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
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