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Big Cats, Baby Elephants & Maasai Warriors: A Family Adventure in Kenya

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Program #20815RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 28 total, 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Sarova Panafric: Nairobi, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Up the hill along Valley road and at the furthest foot of Kenyatta Avenue lies one of Kenya’s most sought-after tourism properties, Sarova Panafric. It is here where colonialism met pan-Africanism creating an exceptional meeting spot for varied world cultures. Sarova Panafric Hotel, boosts of rich & unrivalled history amassed over four decades since inception in 1965. When quests for Africa’s Independence raged in 1960’s, the Sarova Panafric hosted many of Africa nationalists. Sarova Panafric was the center of liberalism. That’s how the befitting name came into being, in the spirits of the Pan African movement. Even Kenya’s first president, H.E, the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta had a soft spot for the hotel! He inaugurated it on 5th January 1965. Since then; the hotel has continued to resonate with the best of Africa’s repertoire.

Contact info:
Up the hill on Kenyatta Avenue.
Nairobi., Kenya
phone: +254-20-2720822
web: www.sarovahotels.com/panafric

Room amenities: Each room is uniquely decorated and furnished. Features indluce wireless high-speed Internet access, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers satellite television, tea/coffee making facilities, 24-hour room service, digital direct-dial telephone and mini-bar.

Facility amenities: Sarova Panafric is home to one of the finest restaurant in town, the “Flame Tree.” The “Pool Garden” restaurant is open for lunch. There is a swimming pool available for all guests.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Please contact your program provider, Holbrook Travel, for additional information.

Lake Elementaita Lodge: Lake Elementaita, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Colonial architecture, beautiful gardens, and scenic views help make this a perfect place to relax and enjoy your safari experience in the Rift Valley. The lodge is located approximately 1 hour and a half from Nairobi, and less than 30 minutes by car from Lake Nakuru National Park.

Contact info:
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Lake Elementaita, Kenya
phone: +254-50-50836/50648
web: www.jacarandahotels.com

Room amenities: The double occupancy rooms have private bathrooms, a fireplace, satelite TV, telephone, minibar, safety deposit box, and a small sitting area overlooking Lake Elementaita and the gardens.

Facility amenities: Lodge amenities include a restaurant, full service bar, conference room, swimming pool, tennis court, money exchange, laundry services, and gardens.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Lake Nakuru Lodge: Lake Nakuru National Park, 2 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Lodge located in the Lake Nakuru National Park, with views of the flamingo dotted lake.

Contact info:
No info.
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
phone: +254 202-732965
web: www.lakenakurulodge.org

Room amenities: Mosquito nets, phone, and balcony/terrace.

Facility amenities: Pool, gift shop, laundry services, and restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Crater Lake Tented Camp: Crater Lake Game Sanctuary, 2 nights
Type: Luxury Tented Camp

Description: Permanent tented camp built on the shores of Crater Lake, a green soda lake located within the private Crater Lake Game Sanctuary. The camp's eleven tents blend easily with the landscape, offering privacy and close contact with nature.

Contact info:
Entrance near the Kogoni Police Station
Naivasha, Kenya
phone: +(254-50) 2020613
web: www.mericagrouphotels.com

Room amenities: Each permanent tent has a veranda with seating area overlooking the lake. The cozy tents have four-poster beds and en suite bathrooms with shower and flush toilets.

Facility amenities: The main restaurant and dining area is decorated in a rustic African style, with a tall thatched roof and views of the green lake. Drinks and snacks are available throughout the day. The camp has a conference room that can fit up to 25 people.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Nyumbu Camp: Masai Mara, 3 nights
Type: Tents

Description: Nyumbu is a traditional tented camp tucked in the wildebeests migration plains, on the edge of the Masai Mara Game Reserve (near Talek Gate). The unfenced camp looks out on rolling hills and vast grassy plains dotted with wildlife. Ol Kiombo Airstrip is located approximately 16 miles/30 minutes away.

Contact info:
Kiveni House, Gatundu Close
Off Gatundu Road
Kileleshwa, Kenya
phone: +254-20-4347417
web: www.maasaimara-nyumbu.com

Room amenities: The camp has medium sized, fully insect-proof, custom designed tents (13) equipped with proper bed, linen, bedside tables, rugs, and a small veranda. Electricity is supplied by solar power. Bathrooms are en-suite and are equipped with hot-shower and eco-toilet.

Facility amenities: Reception desk, dining tent, fully-equipped bar with lounge area, and laundry service (at additional cost). Staff provide early morning wake-up calls with tea or coffee. Paved paths lead from the main buildings to the tented accommodations. The camp grounds are patrolled 24-hours by guards. Electricity in the tents is supplied through an integrated solar system. There is an inverter system off the generator (batteries can also be charged on this system).

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Panari Hotel: Nairobi, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Panari Hotel is the Kenya’s latest state-of-the-art hotel along Mombasa Road. The hotel is conveniently located within five kilometres either from the city centre or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. While at the hotel, customers can get a good view of the Nairobi National Park.

Contact info:
P.O Box 4372-00506
Mombassa Rd.
Nairobi, 0000 Kenya
phone: +254 20 828990
web: www.panarihotel.com

Room amenities: Satelite TV, air conditioning, safe, telephone, internet access

Facility amenities: The Panari Hotel forms part of the Panari Sky Centre, a state-of-the-art architectural jewel comprising of a huge shopping mall, ice skating rink, cinema theatres and host of food courts catering for the varied exotic tastes.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Subject to change.
Subject to hotel availability.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances
1 Flights during the program

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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