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Seychelles Islands and Kenya Wildlife Safari (10 Days)

Enjoy a unique combination of the tropics and beaches with the open savannahs for wildlife game safaris. The tropical haven of the Seychelles Islands located 1,000 miles east of the African mainland, offers some of the most beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean complemented with a moderate climate year-round.  Kenya, offers incredible wildlife and spectacular landscapes. The Masai Mara, the most popular game reserve, offers fantast all-year -round game viewing. Wide rolling hills allow you to find both variety and large number of animals, including the Big 5. Lake Nakuru is the most densely populated wetlands of Kenya, with a larger population of pink flamingoes, included its fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra and lion.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

10 Days from $2,599
    3 Nights at the Bliss Hotel on the island of Mahe with Indian Ocean view rooms.
  • Full day Reef Safari Cruise including semi-submersible and snorkeling.
  • 4 Nights Kenya Safari Package
  • Nairobi, visit and lunch at the Karen Blixen home and visit the Giraffe Manor and hand feed these tall elegant animals.
  • Two nights at the Masai Mara offering three half-day wildlife game safaris in one of the finest Game Reserve in Africa in search for the Big 5.
  • One night at Lake Nakuru National Park inclusive of a half-day wildlife game safari in the wetlands shimmering with pink flamingos, hippos, rhinos, buffalo, and other wildlife.
  • Guaranteed window seats in Kenya Safari vehicles with pop-up roof.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners

Optional Extensions

3 Night Post-Extension to Imperial Jewels of Ethiopia
Experience the only African nation that was never colonized, the only African nation that can boast 17 centuries of Christian tradition. A  country so rich in history with designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Join us to explore spectacular sites unknown to American travelers and be surprised! Enjoy overnights in Addis Ababa, Lalibela and Gondar.

  • Superior First Class Hotels
  • All three flights within Ethiopia inclusive of fuel surcharges and taxes
  • Most meals
  • Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lalibela and Gondar

Accommodations at the Jupiter International Hotel
Accommodations at the Mountain View Hotel
Accommodations at the Hotel Goha

Additional Information

Entry Requirements

  • US Citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates and a Kenya Visa
  • If purchasing the Ethiopia post-optional package visa will be required.

Itinerary

Extensions

DAY 1 (WED)- WASHINGTON D.C.

We depart our international flight from Washington D.C. aboard Ethiopian Airline new Boeing 777 non-stop to Addis Ababa.  Dinner and breakfast are served.

DAY 2 (THUR)- SEYCHELLES ISLANDS

Early morning arrival into Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a short lay-over and continue on a your flight to Victoria, Seychelles Island. Early afternoon arrival with meet and greet transfer to the Bliss Hotel in sea-view rooms. Enjoy the balance of the afternoon and evening at leisure.

DAY 3 (FRI)- SEYCHELLES

Enjoy a full day Reef Safari by boarding your boat to Sainte Anne Marine Park and immerse yourself in the teeming underwater ecosystem on board a semi-submersible. After your underwater adventure, climb on-deck to hand feed the fish and don on a lightweight snorkeling vest and equipment and get close to the fascinating underwater world. Enjoy a mouth-watering Creole Barbeque and spend the afternoon relaxing and swimming before heading back to Victoria and be transferred to your hotel.
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DAY 4 (SAT)- SEYCHELLES

Enjoy a full day of leisure relaxing or going to the town of Victoria. People who love exotic flora should visit the Victoria Botanical Garden. The Victoria Museum of History will take you back in time of Kings and Queens. There is also the Natural History Museum to view the most unique and ancient artifacts. Also not to be missed is the Sir Selwyn-Clarke Market for those interested in shopping and buying antique items. 
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DAY 5 (SUN)- TO NAIROBI

Late this morning board your flight to Nairobi, Kenya. Upon early afternoon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Nairobi Safari Club Hotel. Enjoy the balance of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.
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DAY 06(MON): TO MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you'll travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You'll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach your home for two nights at the Mara Simba Lodge in time for lunch. Following lunch, there is an afternoon game drive into one of the most prominent game reserve in Africa.
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DAY 07(TUE): MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

The Masai Mara is one of the largest and most well known wildlife reserves in Africa. It has an abundance of the "Big Five" wildlife., Lion, Leopard, Black Rhino, Elephant and Cape Buffalo. Enjoy an early morning game drive and a late afternoon game drive, the best time for viewing the animals. During your leisure time lunch will be served at the lodge and have an opportunity to relax by the large pool offering wonderful views.
Note: Departures in July, August and September will witness the popular Mass Migration.
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DAY 08(WED): TO LAKE NAKURU

Leave the Masai Mara and travel across the "breadbasket" of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok. From here travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at Lake Nakuru Lodge for lunch. This afternoon's game drive highlights the lake which is often colored with shimmering pink flamingos and thousands of the most beautiful birds lining the shore line. In addition both black and white rhino roam this area including the Rothschild giraffe and a fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra and lion.
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DAY 09(THU): TO NAIROBI/RETURN USA

Depart this morning and head south to Nairobi to visit the Giraffe Manor and have an opportunity to hand feed these tall splendid animals. Visit and stay for lunch at the Karen Blixen home a pioneer coffee farmer an  acclaimed author, famous for her book "Out of Africa". The home has been converted into a museum and will provide you an opportunity to step back in time and gain insight into this remarkable woman's life. Proceed to the airport for your late afternoon flight to Addis Ababa and convenient connection for your overnight flight to Washington D.C.
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Day 10(FRI): ARRIVE WASHINGTON D.C.

Arrive early morning into Washington D.C. Dulles Airport.

OPTIONAL POST EXTENSION - 3 Nights 'A Taste of Imperial Ethiopia'

DAY 9(THU) - ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

After your Kenya Wildlife Safari fly from Nairobi to Ethiopia. Early evening arrival into Addis Ababa and transfer to the Jupiter International Hotel (Bole).

DAY 10(FRI)- TO LALIBELA (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE)

This morning a short flight takes you to Lalibela, a destination considered one of the best kept secrets of rock churches, nicknamed the "Petra of Africa". Ethiopia's Emperor Lalibela, who had visited Jerusalem, attempted to build a New Jerusalem in response to the capture of Jerusalem by Muslims in 1187.Only its relatively remote locations and international obscurity keeps Lalibela from seeing the same levels of visitors to Petra. Visit the twelve majestic rock hewn churches, which are still used as places of worship. Check-in to the Mountain View Hotel.
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DAY 11(SAT)- TO GONDAR (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE)

This morning board your flight to Gondar. Gondar was once the old imperial capital founded in the 17th century by Emperor Fasilides who built a palace and seven churches. The subsequent five Emperors built their own respective palaces and Gondar became known as the Camelot of Africa. Visit the royal enclosure containing six castles, a complex network of connecting tunnels and raised walkways. Proceed to the fascinating Debre Birhan Selassie Church with its walls and ceiling decorated with scenes of Biblical lore and medieval history. Check- in to the Hotel Goha, which stands on the crest of a hill with commanding views of the ancient castles and churches of Gondar.
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DAY 12(SUN)- TO ADDIS ABABA/USA

Depart late this morning arriving into the capital city of Addis Ababa. Visit the National Museum, whose most important exhibit is a replica of the skull of Lucy, a woman who had lived in Eastern Ethiopia about 3.5 million years ago. Continue to Trinity Church built to commemorate Ethiopia's liberation from Italian occupation. It is also the burial site of Emperor Haile Selassie. This evening enjoy a traditional Ethiopian meal, dance performance and coffee ceremony. Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to Washington D.C.
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* Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information: Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included in the package price and are subject to change until time of ticketing.


Entry Requirements:
US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates.