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					KENYA & TANZANIA




     KENYA SAFARIS TANZANIA SAFARIS
  MOMBASA ZANZIBAR RWANDA UGANDA




            2011 – 2012
              FIRST EDITION
    Karibuni – Welcome to Africa



                                  Welcome to Kenya & Tanzania 2011–2012


                                  I am delighted to invite you to East Africa to enjoy a thrilling safari or
                                  a tropical beach holiday or a combination of the two! This is my
                                  home and I look forward to sharing it with you when you visit.


     This new brochure has been redesigned to make it easier for you to choose your perfect
     holiday from our range. We have included, ‘Where Next’ suggestions, showing popular
     combination holidays, and ‘Ideal For’ boxes to identify who would most appreciate which
     holiday.


     Your choice is now better than ever. We have included luxury safari lodges and camps, and on
     the coast, tiny, remote beach retreats which offer a welcome escape from everyday life.


     For the first time you will see holidays in Rwanda and Uganda, designed to enable you to
     search for gorillas in their habitat. Turn to pages 82 and 83 for pictures and prices.


     I do hope that you will enjoy one or more of our holidays in the coming months. The
     dedicated Somak teams, in all of our offices, look forward to welcoming you with a smile and
     perhaps the Swahili greeting, ‘Jambo’!




     Suresh Sofat
     Chairman, Somak Holidays




                                     Award-winning Somak Holidays

                Best Specialist                     Top Independent                       Best Tour
                Operator to                         Operator to                           Operator to
                Africa 2007,                        Africa                                Africa 2006,
                2008, 2009                          2006, 2007                            2007, 2008 &
                & 2010                              & 2009                                2009 Selling
                Travel Weekly                       Travel Bulletin                       Long Haul
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Contents
Why Somak?                                                        4

Meet The Team                                                     6

Somak in Kenya & Tanzania                                         8

East Africa Map                                                10

Safari Options                                                 11

Kenya                                                          14

Nairobi                                                        16

Kenya Safaris                                                  18

Tanzania                                                       58

Tanzania Safaris                                               60

Rwanda & Uganda                                                82

Mombasa                                                        84

Malindi & Watamu                                               94

Lamu                                                           96

Zanzibar                                                       98

Seychelles & Mauritius                                       108

Airline Partners                                             110

Holiday Guide                                                111

Booking Form                                                 114

Booking Conditions                                           115




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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
Somak Holidays is a registered trading division of Somak Travel
Limited which is a bonded tour operator with a licence granted by the
Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL Protected 2550) and is a member of
The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA V5319).




Opening Hours
Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-4pm
Telephone 020 8423 3000
Fax 020 8423 7700
E-mail holidays@somak.co.uk
Web site www.somak.co.uk

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    Why Somak?

                 More than 40 years of experience

                 Somak Holidays is an award-winning specialist holiday
                 company, founded and run by a Kenyan family. Established
                 as long ago as 1968, Somak has decades of experience in
                 arranging travel. Today, as always, we have a dedicated
                 team to help plan and organise your African holiday.

                 Most visitors to East Africa combine more than one of the
                 many fascinating destinations, so Somak make this easy. In
                 fact we think that there is nowhere better on earth to match
                 a safari with a beach holiday.

                 You will find our prices offer the best value available to East
                 Africa because we have been working with our hotel and
                 airline partners for so long. In addition, we have unique
                 special offers that you will not find elsewhere.




                 What we can do for you?

                 There is an abundance of ideas within the brochure, but if
                 you can't see your perfect holiday within these pages we will
                 happily tailor-make an itinerary for you.

                 What's more we can give helpful advice such as the best
                 time of year to travel, the right accommodation for your
                 party, and which two centres work best together. We enjoy
                 sharing our experience and knowledge of East Africa.




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Special Occasions                              Weddings in Paradise                               Wedding List
Why not travel to East Africa to celebrate a   East Africa is a remarkable destination for a      If you would like your guests to contribute to
special event, whether it is a significant     wedding or renewal of vows. Each ceremony          the cost of your wedding and honeymoon,
birthday, an anniversary or your               is different and can be informal and relaxed,      we offer a quick and easy payment method
honeymoon? We hope we can help make            barefoot on the beach, or more traditional and     for them. They can contribute as much as
your time extra special. Please let us know    formal, a black tie affair. Whatever you decide,   they like to the value of your holiday and
what you are celebrating and it is possible    please do remember that arranging a wedding        therefore your overall invoice is reduced. We
that a number of touches can be added to       in East Africa is almost certainly more            make a service charge of £50 per wedding
make the experience more memorable.            straightforward than you may think. A              list for this facility.
Such benefits are listed in this brochure      dedicated member of our team will liaise with
                                                                                                  Full information is contained in our
under the words 'So Much More'.                you or your travel agent about all the details
                                                                                                  Weddings in Paradise brochure. For a copy
                                               and necessary arrangements, to ensure that
                                                                                                  please call us or visit www.somak.co.uk.
                                               the ceremony and reception run smoothly.

.




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    Zanzibar




                                 much expertise
        The Somak Management Team
        There is no 'secret' ingredient to the success of Somak. The company continues to thrive because its team is highly experienced.
        The unrivalled management team appears on this page, and some of those dealing with your holiday bookings are on the facing page.
        Do not hesitate to contact us; with the years of experience that we have, we are sure we will succeed in arranging your perfect journey.
        It is a family business, and as such you can trust Somak with your plans.




                            Ash Sofat, CEO                                                                   Anil Sofat, Commercial Director
                            Responsibility: Ash joined his father at Somak and founded                       Responsibility: Anil negotiates with suppliers to bring you a
                            the Holidays division. Today he has overall responsibility to                    range of exciting and well-priced holidays. He has
                            ensure that you and your customers have a good choice of                         responsibility for providing an easy-to-use website with great
                            exceptional holidays at the right price. Ash is in constant                      content, and for relationships with travel agency heads.
                            contact with the press, commenting on industry issues. He                        Travel: Anil enjoys regular holidays in Dubai, Africa and the
                            makes the necessary financial arrangements to protect you                        UK.
                            and your customers. He is focussed on bringing innovative
                                                                                                             Tip: When you book a holiday with a bonded tour operator
                            product to the company.
                                                                                                             you can travel in the knowledge that your holiday money is
        Joined: 1989        Travel: Ash enjoys global travel, and in particular the States,   Joined: 1993   safe, and that you will receive extra benefits in some hotels,
                            Africa and India.                                                                that you would not get if you booked direct.
                            Tip: When you consider what customers really want, and
                            deliver it successfully, they will come back to you time and
                            time again to make their travel plans.




                            Stuart Britton, Managing Director                                                Sanjay Sofat, Operations Director
                            Responsibility: Stuart is responsible for ensuring that our                      Responsibility: Sanjay is responsible for Somak's operations
                            staff are ready and willing to assist you in every way. He is                    which entails ensuring all travellers have the documentation
                            concerned with the quality of the holiday that you are                           they need at the right time, and for the elements of the
                            booking and in studying customer feedback.                                       holidays both pre-departure and on arrival. A small team
                            Travel: Stuart enjoys exploring new destinations in Africa and                   assist him to focus on pre-departure operations.
                            India.                                                                           Travel: Sanjay travels to India and Africa.
        Joined: 1992                                                                          Joined: 1986
                            Tip: Finding exactly the right holiday is best left to travel                    Tip: Detailed planning of a holiday is recommended. Somak
                            experts. Rely on your independent travel agent and Somak to                      is able to tailor-make itineraries to suit you and your party,
                            organise in detail your perfect itinerary.                                       and will use their four decades of expertise to assist you.

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Here are some of our staff who will be pleased to offer advice and assist you with your booking enquiries.
We are available from 9am until 6pm on Monday to Friday and 9am until 4pm on Saturday.
Call: 020 8423 3000 or you can email on experts@somak.co.uk




                  Amanda – Joined: 2000                                             Anjali – Joined: 2000
                  Countries visited: Dubai, India, Kenya, Maldives,                 Countries visited: Dubai, Kenya, India, Mauritius,
                  Mauritius, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania                      Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia

                  Amanda says: If you’re considering a wedding or                   Anjali says: You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced
                  special occasion overseas, then I am keen to advise               a safari in Kenya!
                  you on the best places.




                  Barbara – Joined: 2000                                            Kiran – Joined: 2004
                  Countries visited: Dubai, Egypt, India, Kenya,                    Countries visited: India, South Africa
                  Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania
                                                                                    Kiran says: If you are looking for a sporty holiday then
                  Barbara says: The destinations that we feature only work          I can help find hotels with golf and tennis included
                  with the expertise of accompanying guides. This ensures
                  you have a true experience of the country you are visiting.




                  Meeta – Joined: 2006                                              Minal – Joined: 1995
                  Countries visited: Dubai, India, Kenya, Oman,                     Countries visited: Dubai, Kenya, South Africa, Sri
                  Seychelles, South Africa                                          Lanka, Tanzania

                  Meeta says: It is easy to combine two or three                    Minal says: I take my children on holiday with me, so I
                  destinations in Africa to make a memorable itinerary.             can advise you on family holidays.




                  Nicola – Joined: 2004                                             Nishma – Joined: 1996
                  Countries visited: Kenya, Tanzania                                Countries visited: Dubai, India, Kenya, Maldives,
                                                                                    Mauritius, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania
                  Nicola says: We aim to give you plenty of flexibility
                  with your preferred itinerary, so do not hesitate to ask          Nishma says: I was born and brought up in Kenya, so
                  us to ‘tailor-make’ your ideal stay. I chose Kenya for            would be delighted to assist you with your plans for a
                  my honeymoon: highly recommended!                                 safari, a beach holiday or a tailor-made itinerary. It’s a
                                                                                    wonderful place to get married, or enjoy a honeymoon.




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                                                                                                                                                 Kenya Driver/Guides




    Somak in Kenya & Tanzania


    With over 200 experienced professionals, all Somak guests are in safe hands. Whether you choose Kenya or Tanzania as your destination our staff will meet
    and greet you with a friendly smile. An informative briefing is given to take you through your itinerary, and to provide background information. You can ask
    any questions you may have. In Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, our guests can use our unique Safari Lounge (more details on Page 16).

    Somak fleet and drivers
    Somak vehicles are a common sight on safari in East Africa. Each vehicle is driven by an expert driver/guide, with extensive knowledge of the region and
    wildlife. Here are just a few:


    Somak Driver/Guides – Kenya                          Somak Driver/Guides – Tanzania                        Your feedback
                                                                                                               Good morning
    Peter M. Gathanga                                    Exaud Marandu                                         My wife and I have just returned from our
                               Peter is 53 years old                                With ample                 Safari which we booked through Somak
                               and is tremendously                                  knowledge about            Holidays.
                                                                                                                 Quite simply we would like to say Thank You,
                               enthusiastic about                                   wildlife and birdlife
                                                                                                               Thank You, Thank You.
                               tour guiding. He has                                 for almost 7 years
                                                                                                                  From the minute we arrived in Tanzania,
                               been employed by                                     now, Exaud is also         being met by the tour guide, going on safari,
                               Somak since 1993.                                    proficient in              seeing the big 5 and many more animals plus
                               He has a huge                                        Tanzanian traditions       staying at the Sopa Lodges, everything was
                               number of repeat                                     and cultures.              flawless.
                               clients who choose                                   Described as a gem            John (our tour guide) was excellent.
                               to return to Kenya to                                by recent guests.             Our hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti
    go on safari with him. Peter goes the extra mile                                                           was simply fantastic.
    and turns good safaris into exceptional ones.                                                                 Would we recommend Somak Holidays to
                                                                                                               our friends or use your services again –
                                                                                                               without hesitation!!
    Simon Murage Wangai                                  Mapinda
                                                                                                                 Thank you once again for everything you
                              54 year old Simon is a                                An enthusiastic driver     arranged for us.
                              top class driver/guide                                who has been driving
                              who joined Somak in                                   our guests around          Best wishes from
                                                                                                               Colin and Anne Piearce
                              1992. He is often on                                  Tanzania for almost 8
                              the go from 6.30am to                                 years giving
                                                                                                               Dear one and all at Somak,
                              late at night ensuring                                information about          THANK you so much for a fantastic holiday. I
                              that each day’s                                       Tanzanian tourism          will have no problems in recommending your
                              itinerary is carefully                                activities. Described      company to anyone.
                              planned, and his                                      as ‘exceptional’ by         Fantastic weather, guide, animals, lodges
                              vehicle is in good                                    recent guests              and hotel.
                              condition.                                                                        WOW thank you.
                                                                                                               Regards
                                                                                                               Stephanie Byrne

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                                                                                                                                               Tanzania Driver/Guides




 Safari chat


A typical day on safari                                                          How long you should stay depends on how much you want to see. Our
Although we offer many safaris no two days on safari will be the same.           shortest safari is for four nights, which is ideal to combine with a beach stay.
Simon, one of our most experienced Kenyan drivers has outlined what to           Stay longer to visit more destinations. We can also tailor-make an itinerary
expect on a Somak safari and offers some tips and advice.                        for you to ensure you visit exactly where you want for as long as you wish.

What to take on safari?                                                          What is a typical day on safari?
A soft bag rather than a hard case fits more easily into vehicles. Generally     An East African safari is an amazing experience, but don’t expect lazy days.
neutral coloured clothing is recommended as well as walking shoes, with          Most game-viewing activities occur early morning and late afternoon, so
warm clothing for early morning and evening game drives. Other items to          you should expect an early wake up call. By around 6am you will be ready
take include sunscreen, camera, binoculars, strong insect repellent and a hat.   for your morning game activity. Be prepared to spot wildlife as they wake
                                                                                 with the morning sun. Around 8am we return to the lodge/camp where you
When is the best time to go and for how long?                                    can enjoy breakfast. The rest of the day is spent relaxing around the lodge,
The most obvious time to visit East Africa would be while the great              taking advantage of the facilities available. In the late afternoon your group
migration is moving from the Serengeti into the Masai Mara (approximately        will head out again on another game drive to spot more wildlife. The
June – October), however, any time of year offers an amazing experience.         evening is spent enjoying dinner with fellow guests before retiring to your
The dry season sees wildlife concentrated around the shrinking waterholes        room to prepare for the next day.
and rivers, whilst the wet season offers a totally different landscape of
scenic lush greenery.




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Map locations are approximate and are not intended to be definitive.


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A Somak Safari Experience




Safari means ‘journey’                                                        Safari by Road
in Swahili and East                                        The safari by road itineraries
                                                        featured in the brochure depart
Africa lays claim to some                                  on set days, normally shared
of the world’s finest game                              with a small group of travellers
viewing against a backdrop                            up to a maximum of seven people
                                                                            per vehicle.
of diverse and dramatic
                                                  Safari vehicles are driven by expert
landscapes.                                       driver/guides. Somak microbuses in
                                                   Kenya have game viewing hatches
Your choice of safari                        (only accessible from the rear seats, and
includes joining a small                      not accessible from the front passenger
                                             seat), and are equipped with a cool box
group to travel together by                       in which you can store your drinks.
road, or travelling                                  All Kenya safaris, unless otherwise
independently between parks                         indicated, use a maximum of seven
by road or air. We offer an                              seats, thus guaranteeing you a
                                                                           window seat.
unrivalled range of fixed and
                                               Four wheel drive vehicles are available
flexible itineraries, so we are               for a supplement and seat up to five or
sure to have the right holiday                                     seven passengers.
for you. Children are welcome                  If you wish to book a vehicle exclusive
on selected safaris. A vehicle              to your party, a supplement is payable. If
                                                 party size is four or under the vehicle
for the exclusive use of a                        will normally be a Premier microbus.
family group is recommended.                  Tanzania safaris operate using 4-wheel
We regret children under the                     drive vehicles accommodating five or
age of seven are not permitted                                        seven passengers.
                                           4-wheel drive            Premier Safari Bus     Standard Safari Bus
at some lodges.



                                  Driver

                                                           Driver                   Driver

                                                    No access to
                                                    viewing hatch           Not occupied      No access to
                                                                                              viewing hatch

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     Safari Options




     Ballooning
     For a totally different game viewing perspective
     why not take an optional hot-air balloon flight
     which can be arranged in the Masai Mara and
     the Serengeti? This exhilarating experience starts
     at dawn, with approximately one hour in the air,
     followed by a bush breakfast complete with
     sparkling wine. The balloon trip takes the place
     of the early morning game drive.Children under
     7 years are not allowed and a minimum height
     restriction of 1.2 metres applies.




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                                                                                                               Samburu
                                                                                                               •
                                                                                                                  • Shaba
                                                                                                                    • Lewa Downs
                                                                                                   Loisaba •
                                                                                                                          • Meru
                                                                                                             •
                                                                                            Naivasha •        Nanyuki
                                                                                                                   • NAIROBI
                                                                                           Masai
                                                                                            Mara

                                                                                                                                              Lamu •
                                                                                                          Amboseli
                                                                                                          •
                                                                               Serengeti           Mt Kilimanjaro Tsavo
                                                                                                                  West
                                                                                                        Arusha •               Mombasa •
                                                                                                   • Lake
Flying Safari                                                                                       Manyara
Flying safaris allow more ground to be covered in a                                                                                  •Pemba
shorter period of time. Please note the baggage
                                                                                                                                   Zanzibar
allowance is strictly 15kg per person. The map           • Mahale

shows airstrips we fly to by light aircraft. Depending              • Katavi                   Mikumi •       DAR ES SALAAM •
on your route you may need to change aircraft at a                             Ruaha
key airport before continuing with your journey.
The aircraft may also make several stops to pick
up/drop off passengers en route to your final                                                                 Selous
destination. Private charter flights can be arranged.
Transfers and game drives are usually conducted in
the lodge’s or camp’s own 4x4 vehicles and will be
shared with other guests. A selection of flying
safaris in Kenya can be found on pages 35-53 and in
Tanzania on pages 71-81.
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     Kenya   Kenya offers a diverse
             experience with some of
             Africa’s finest wildlife and
             scenery. Straddling the equator,
             the landscape is varied from
             snow-capped mountains to flat
             desert plains. Every visitor to
             Kenya will experience a
             friendly ‘Jambo’ welcome from
             the many local tribes who
             inhabit this fascinating country.
             One of the main reasons for
             visiting Kenya is the safari
             experience. It is home to many
             National Parks and Game
             Reserves, the most famous of
             which is the Masai Mara.




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Kenya Game Parks

 Aberdare National Park                                           Samburu National Reserve & Buffalo Springs
 The park features parts of the Aberdare                          Samburu National Reserve and Buffalo Springs started life as
 Mountain Range, an area of natural                               one park but are now adjacent to each other. The Ewaso
 beauty. The park is full of rich                                 Nyiro River runs through both reserves and in parts acts as a
 vegetation, clear streams, waterfalls and                        border between them. Samburu is not as well known as
 lakes along with unique fauna and flora                          some of the other national parks in Kenya and therefore less                  Shaba National Reserve
 creating an ideal habitat for a wide                             crowded. The dramatic and rugged landscape is home to the
                                                                                                                                                Situated very close to Samburu National
 variety of mammals and birds. Elephants                          colourful Samburu people. Game includes species rarely seen
                                                                                                                                                Reserve, Shaba has reserved its place in
 and rhinos dominate the park but other                           elsewhere such as Grevy’s zebras and reticulated giraffes. In
                                                                                                                                                the history of conservation as the area
 species are found including leopards,                            contrast Buffalo Springs is less hilly and less dense than its
                                                                                                                                                where Joy Adamson experimented with
 spotted hyenas and bongos.                                       neighbour with sightings of the common zebra and an array
                                                                                                                                                the release of hand-reared leopards. The
                                                                  of birdlife including the Somali Ostrich.
                                                                                                                                                nearby Ewaso Nyiro River supports a
                                                                                                                                                variety of wildlife.




                                                                                                                                                            Mount Kenya National
                                                                                                                                                            Park
Lake Nakuru                                                                                                                                                 Mount Kenya, Kenya’s
National Park                                                                                                                                               highest mountain, sits
This park is renowned for                                                                                                                                   astride the equator with
one     of     the    most                                                                                                                                  its snow-capped summit
spectacular images in                                                                                                                                       rising to nearly 5,200
Kenya, millions of pink                                                                                                                                     metres. The vegetation
flamingoes are attracted                                                                                                                                    alters dramatically, from
to the alkaline lake. The                                                                                                                                   bamboo          jungle and
fenced park also provides                                                                                                                                   mountain forests to glaciers
sanctuary to one of the                                                                                                                                     and snowfields. The forests
largest populations of                                                                                                                                      are home to elephants, and
rhinos in Kenya, plus                                                                                                                                       prolific birdlife.
Rothschild’s       giraffes,                                                   Samburu & Shaba
leopards and lions.                                                          Buffalo Springs

                                                                                                       Meru
                                                                                   Mt Kenya
                                                                        Aberdares
                                                    Nakuru                                                                                                       Meru National Park
  Masai Mara National                                                                                                                                            Situated seven miles from
  Reserve                                                                                                                                                        the equator to the north
  The     most        popular                                     Lake Naivasha                                                                                  east of Nairobi. The park
  destination in Kenya                                                                                                                                           is famous as the area
  the reserve is home                          Masai                    • Nairobi
                                                                                                                                                                 where Joy Adamson
  to countless species                         Mara
                                                                                                                                                                 raised lion club, Elsa and
  including the ‘big five’ and                                                                                                                                   orphaned cheetahs. The
  home to the incredible                                                                                      Tsavo                                              permanent streams offer
  annual          wildebeest                                                                                   East                                              an environment of tall
  migration. Further detail                                                                                                                                      grasses       and      dense
  on the Masai Mara can be                                                        Amboseli                                                                       swamps. This can mean it
  found on pages 34-35.                                                                                                                                          is difficult to spot wildlife,
                                                                                                   Tsavo                                                         but a wide range can be
                                                                                                   West                                                          found including elephant,
                                                                                                                                                                 hippo, lion, leopard,
   Lake Naivasha                                                                                                                                                 cheetah,          reticulated
   Over 450 species of birds have been recorded in and around                                                                                                    giraffe and zebra.
   this freshwater lake with the highest concentrations
   between October and March, when migrating birds from                                                             Mombasa •
   Europe are resident. The shores of the lake are fringed with
   papyrus and yellow-barked acacia tress. A vast range of
   plains game can be spotted including the hippo.                                                                                  Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks.
                                                                                                                                    Combined, these parks cover an area the size of
                                                                                                                                    Wales forming one of the world’s largest game
                                                                   Amboseli National Park                                           sanctuaries. Tsavo East is famous for its large number
                                                                   A popular national park with a spectacular backdrop              of elephants and spectacular herds of buffalo that
                                                                   of the impressive Mount Kilimanjaro. Home to an                  roam across the open savannah. Tsavo West in
                                                                   abundance of mammals and over 400 species of                     contrast has very dramatic landscape with extinct
                                                                   birds. The flat and dusty landscape provides good                volcanoes, rocky outcrops, mountains, river forests
                                                                   opportunities to see a large variety of wildlife                 and plains. The ‘big five’ can be found along with a
                                                                   including buffaloes, lions, gazelles, cheetahs,                  range of antelope species.
                                                                   wildebeest, zebras and vast herds of elephants.



                                                                                                               Map locations are approximate and are not intended to be definitive.
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     NAIROBI
     Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, is the main starting point for many safaris. As one of Africa's largest and
     most interesting cities there is plenty to see and do.
     If you have free time here you might like to take an excursion, shop for a souvenir, or visit the recently
     modernised National Museum.

                                                   A Somak Welcome
                                                   Guests can relax and recuperate in the comfortable Safari Lounge, the only one of its kind in
                                                   East Africa. It is available to all Somak guests passing through Nairobi (time permitting), and
                                                   is the perfect place to enjoy refreshments, an air-conditioned rest area and showers. Many
                                                   guests consider this a huge benefit and comment on the welcome hot food and refreshing
                                                   drinks. You can store your luggage here if you wish.


                                                   Excursions
                                                   Giraffe Centre & Karen Blixen Museum
                                                   from £44 per person
                                                   A highlight for many visitors to Kenya is the opportunity to touch and feed the giraffes
                                                   with specially prepared pellets, from a raised platform. Karen Blixen’s home is now a
                                                   museum with artefacts from her life and from the film of her story. You will be inspired by
                                                   her love of Kenya and her work here.

                                                                                                                                The Carnivore Restaurant
                                                   The Carnivore Restaurant
                                                   from £32 per person
                                                   For a true African eating
                                                   experience a visit to this speciality
                                                   restaurant is ideal. A variety of
                                                   meat is roasted in traditional
                                                   fashion on Masai swords over a
                                                   charcoal pit that dominates the
                                                   restaurant. The price includes a
                                                   3-course meal and coffee plus
                                                   return transfers from your Nairobi
                                                   hotel to the restaurant for either
                                                   lunch or dinner.
                                    Somak Lounge

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                                                 CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION IN NAIROBI


                                                                                             Giraffe Manor                   CONNOISSEUR
                                                                                                                             COLLECTION
                                                                                             This elegant and exclusive hotel is famous for its resident giraffes. Situated just
                                                                                             outside Nairobi and surrounded by 140 acres of indigenous forest it is also
                                                                                             home to many species of birds. Guests can relax in the formal English garden.
                                                                                             The highlight of your stay may take place at breakfast when the giraffes often
                                                                                             approach the sun room and interact with the guests. A limited number of
                                                                                             guests can stay in this grand, but not overwhelming house, that comprises six
                                                                                             bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom.
                                                                                             BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine with lunch and dinner, entrance
                                                                                             to Giraffe Centre and transfers around Karen and Langata areas.




                                                                                               Nairobi Serena Hotel
                                                                                               This hotel is a member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’ and is famed for its exceptional
                                                                                               standards of efficiency, service and hospitality. Situated amongst tropical gardens and overlooking
                                                                                               Central Park, the hotel is in one of the finest locations in the city. Guests can choose to dine in
                                                                                               the Mandhari restaurant with fine cuisine or Café Maghreb an all-day Moroccan-styled café. There
                                                                                               is also a choice of three bars. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, health club and gym. Each
                                                                                               of the 183 air-conditioned rooms has a bathroom, satellite TV, mini bar, safe and tea/coffee
                                                                                               making facilities.
                                                                                               BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.




Fairmont Norfolk Hotel
A historic hotel situated in tranquil gardens a short distance from the city centre.
Renowned for personal service, the hotel offers quiet, elegant comfort and cuisine
of the highest standard. Facilities include two restaurants, two bars, a tea room,
outdoor swimming pool and health club. The 165 air-conditioned rooms and suites
are furnished with plush carpeting, marble en suite bathroom, mini bar, safe and
satellite TV.
BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.




                                                                                                                 Ole Sereni Hotel
                                                                                                                 Overlooking the Nairobi National Park, the Ole Sereni is on a main road, ideally
                                                                                                                 located between the airport and city, this is a perfect hotel to use in between
                                                                                                                 flights. The hotel offers a restaurant and bar overlooking a waterhole and serving
                                                                                                                 a wide variety of cuisine. Leisure facilities include a heated swimming pool, 24-hour
                                                                                                                 room service and laundry service. All of the 132 air-conditioned rooms have an en
                                                                                                                 suite bathroom, mini bar, safe, internet and tea/coffee making facilities.
                                                                                                                 BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.




                                                For a full selection of hotels in Nairobi please visit our website at www.somak.co.uk

                 Various facilities incur charges which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent.
                                                                                   Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                                                           17
     Cheetah Safari                                                                                                                Samburu 2
                                                                                                                                                Mt Kenya
                                                                                                                            Naivasha 1   2   Aberdares
                                                                                                                                             • Nairobi
                                                                                                                               1
                                                                                                                               2
                                                                                                                                Masai Mara
     A traditional seven-night safari visiting Samburu, home to unique wildlife, followed by the Rift
     Valley Lakes where thousands of pink flamingoes tint the horizon. The final destination is the
     Masai Mara where vast numbers of plains game and spectacular big cats abide.


     Safari by road
     Day 1 Friday or Sunday Heathrow–Nairobi                   Day 7 Thursday or Saturday Masai Mara
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                   Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve (320 km). An
                                                               afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Mara Camp. (b,l,d)
     Day 2 Saturday or Monday Aberdares
     On arrival transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge, where     Day 8 Friday or Sunday Masai Mara
     you can freshen up before departing for the Aberdares     Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
     (180 km). Spend the afternoon relaxing or on a nature     breakfast at the lodge. Alternatively, take an early
     walk with the resident naturalist (weather permitting).   morning balloon flight over the Mara followed by
     Overnight: Outspan Hotel. (l,d)                           a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra). After
                                                               lunch, relax around the pool before enjoying a
     Day 3 Sunday or Tuesday Samburu                           late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Mara
     Drive north across the equator to the Samburu National    Camp. (b,l,d)
     Reserve and check in to your camp for lunch (250 km).
     Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu           Day 9 Saturday or Monday Extension or Heathrow
     Camp. (b,l,d)                                             After breakfast, return to Nairobi (300 km), proceed
                                                               with your chosen beach extension or return to
     Day 4 Monday or Wednesday Samburu                         Heathrow. (b)
     Morning and late afternoon game drives in this open
     savannah which is traversed by the Ewaso Nyiro River.                       WHERE NEXT
     Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                Complement your Cheetah Safari with a
     Day 5 Tuesday or Thursday Aberdares                        beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
     Drive to the slopes of Mount Kenya and check in to                 Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Mountain Lodge (240 km) where lunch has been
     arranged. Spend the afternoon viewing game from
                                                                                     IDEAL FOR
     the lodge or join a nature walk (payable locally and
     weather permitting) led by a local guide. Overnight:       > An excellent value for money safari
     Serena Mountain Lodge. (b,l,d)                             > Accommodation in prime positions

                                                                                     INCLUDES
     Day 6 Wednesday or Friday Lake Nakuru–Lake
     Naivasha                                                   > Exclusive to Somak FREE Hippo Pool breakfast at
                                                                  Ashnil Mara Camp (weather permitting)
     After breakfast, descend into the Great Rift Valley and
     continue to Lake Nakuru (180 km), for lunch and            > Nature walk at Outspan
     an afternoon game drive. Drive to Lake                     > Pools in all locations except Serena Mountain
     Naivasha (80 km). Overnight: Lake Naivasha Simba             Lodge
     Lodge. (b,l,d).                                            > 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners



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                                                                                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION

                                                                                                                                               Aberdares
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Outspan Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Situated just outside the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       town of Nyeri, this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       comfortable hotel, set in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tropical gardens, has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       magnificent views of Mount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kenya. Offers a dining room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and two bars. Leisure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       facilities include swimming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       pool, tennis and snooker. 45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       rooms with a bath, TV,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       telephone and balcony.


                                                                                                                                               Serena Mountain Lodge
                                                                                                                                               The lodge offers a dining room
                                                                                                                                               and leisure facilities including
                                                                                                                                               relaxing beauty treatments and
                                                                                                                                               nature walks. The viewing decks
                                                                                                                                               overlook the waterhole and salt
                                                                                                                                               lick. The 42 rooms are furnished
                                                                                                                                               with indigenous wood and African
                                                                                                                                               art, all with en suite bathroom
                                                                                                                                               and a spacious verandah
                                                                                                                                               overlooking the waterhole.


Mombasa
                                                                                                                                               Samburu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ashnil Samburu Camp
Things to note:                                                                                                                                                                                                     Set south of the Ewaso Nyiro
Day 2 – On arrival at the Somak Safari Lounge you can store any additional luggage before                                                                                                                           River, in Buffalo Game Reserve.
departing for Outspan hotel.                                                                                                                                                                                        A stay here offers unrivalled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    game viewing, with the river
Day 8 – Optional extra – early morning balloon flight over the Mara additional cost – £275. If you                                                                                                                  drawing wildlife to its banks.
book the Mara Ballooning, you will not receive the hippo pool breakfast in the Masai Mara.                                                                                                                          The camp has a restaurant, bar
Day 9 – Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi – £190 or from the Mara to Mombasa – £265                                                                                                                            and verandah deck overlooking
(includes lunch in the Mara). If not extending your safari to the beach, there is an option to take                                                                                                                 the river. Leisure facilities
the afternoon flight to Nairobi – £235 (includes lunch in the Mara).                                                                                                                                                include a pool, guided nature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    walks and massage. The 24
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.                                                                                                                                                                           luxury tents spread across the
Operates every Friday and Sunday throughout the year.                                                                                                                                                               lush ground, have a fan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    shower room, safe and terrace.
Safari also operates on Tuesdays from 12 July 2011 – 25 October 2011.
Outspan Hotel and Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge are 4 Sun properties.
Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.                                                                                    Lake Naivasha
                                                                                                                                               Lake Naivasha
                                                                                                                                               Simba Lodge
                                                                                                                                               Situated by Lake Naivasha
EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES                                                                                                                      this is an ideal lodge for bird
per person supplement                                                                                                                          watchers. Offers a dining
Passengers          2                      3                  4                 5                 6                     7
                                                                                                                                               area serving a range of
Premier           £310                   £140                £55               n/a               n/a                   n/a
                                                                                                                                               European, African and Asian
Standard           n/a                    n/a                n/a              £45                £35                   £35
                                                                                                                                               dishes. Leisure facilities
4x4               £830                   £485               £315              £210              £140                   £90
                                                                                                                                               include heated swimming
                                                                                                                                               pool, tennis courts, sauna,
                                                                                                                                               gym and massage. The 70
                                                                                                                                               rooms are all en suite.
                             MARA BALLOONING OPTION
                                                                                                £275                                           Masai Mara
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ashnil Mara Camp
                                                                                              per person                                                                                                       Perfectly positioned at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               confluence of the Mara and Olkeju
                                                                                           when pre-booked                                                                                                     Rivers in the Masai Mara Reserve.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               A restaurant is available serving
                                                                                               in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                               buffet meals plus there is an open-
                                                                                                     Call                                                                                                      air bar. There is a modern lounge
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and an inviting swimming pool.
                                                                                           020 8423 3000                                                                                                       Each of the 30 tents are positioned
                                                                                                                                                                                                               alongside the riverbank and have a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               shower, safe and verandah.

 CHEETAH SAFARI – 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                    2012
                                                             02 Jan-   27 Feb-   25 Mar    27 Mar-    24 Apr-      24 Jun-      01 Jul-      17 Jul   19 Jul-   21 Aug-   28 Oct    30 Oct-     16 Dec-    23 Dec    25 Dec-   26 Feb-   25 Mar    30 Mar
                                                             25 Feb    20 Mar              22 Apr     19 Jun       26 Jun       15 Jul                19 Aug     25 Oct             11 Dec      18 Dec               24 Feb    23 Mar
 Safari Only                                                 2033      1953      1869       1792      1705         1836         1970         2382     2507      2096      1902       1830       2405        2536      2187      2117     2010      1803
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                              2012
                                                             02 Jan-   28 Jan-   27 Mar-   22 Apr-    22 May-      24 Jun-      01 Jul-      17 Jul   19 Jul-   21 Aug-   28 Oct-   09 Dec-     16 Dec-    23 Dec     25 Dec   30 Dec-   02 Mar-   30 Mar
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 13 nights                       23 Jan    25 Mar    17 Apr    20 May      19 Jun      26 Jun       15 Jul                19 Aug     25 Oct   04 Dec    11 Dec      18 Dec                         26 Feb    25 Mar
 + Pinewood Village Beach Resort                             2355      2440      2197       n/a       2066         2226         2360         2760     2914      2514      2291       2607       3191        3322      2860      2660     2500      2240
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                                        2012
                                                             02 Jan-   27 Feb-    20 Mar    25 Mar-     24 Jun-       01 Jul-       17 Jul       19 Jul-   21 Aug-   28 Oct     30 Oct-       09 Dec      11 Dec    16 Dec-    25 Dec    30 Dec-   02 Mar-
 Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Zanzibar – 14 nights    25 Feb    18 Mar               19 Jun      26 Jun        15 Jul                     19 Aug     25 Oct              04 Dec                              23 Dec               26 Feb    23 Mar
 + Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort              2826     2746    2614                            2468           2645      2779          3179         3304      2904       2711         2639       2779        3119       4144      3442      3146      3021
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                                     19
                                                                                                              Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club



     Kenya Royal                                                                                                                                     Samburu 2
                                                                                                                                                                1 Mt Kenya
                                                                                                                                                          1   Aberdares
                                                                                                                                                              •
                                                                                                                                                              1 Nairobi
                                                                                                                                                 2
                                                                                                                                                 Masai Mara
     A safari of distinction, fit for royalty, following a classic route through some of Kenya’s finest
     game reserves. Mainly travelling by road but flying to and from the Masai Mara means more time
     to enjoy the amazing wildlife.


     Safari by road and air
     Day 1 Monday Heathrow–Nairobi                               Day 8 Monday Masai Mara Private Conservancy
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                     An early morning balloon flight over the Mara, followed
                                                                 by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early
     Day 2 Tuesday Nairobi                                       morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp.
     On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure.     Late afternoon game drive. Game drives are in the
     Overnight: Fairmont Norfolk Hotel.                          private conservancy. Overnight: Fairmont Mara Safari
                                                                 Club. (b,l,d)
     Day 3 Wednesday Aberdares
     Drive to the highlands of the Aberdare range (180 km).      Day 9 Tuesday Extension or Heathrow
     From the Aberdare Country Club you will be taken to         Light aircraft flight to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour),
     The Ark. Afternoon to relax at leisure or enjoy game        then proceed with your chosen extension or return to
     viewing from the lodge’s viewing platforms. Overnight:      Heathrow. (b)
     The Ark. (b,l,d)

     Day 4 Thursday Samburu                                                        WHERE NEXT
     Depart for the Samburu National Reserve (225 km).
     After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight:       Complement your Kenya Royal Safari with
     Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)                                a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
                                                                          Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Day 5 Friday Samburu
     Early morning and late afternoon game drives with time
     in between to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds.
     Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)

     Day 6 Saturday Mount Kenya
                                                                                       IDEAL FOR
     Drive to the slopes of Mount Kenya (170 km) arriving in
                                                                  > A traditional Kenya safari
     time for lunch. The remainder of the day is free to relax
     and take advantage of the facilities on offer at this        > Spending more time on safari with a light aircraft
     superb safari club. Overnight: Fairmont Mount Kenya            flight into the Masai Mara
     Safari Club. (b,l,d)
                                                                                       INCLUDES
     Day 7 Sunday Masai Mara Private Conservancy                  > A stay at The Ark, the uniquely-shaped tree lodge
     Transfer to Nanyuki for your light aircraft flight to the
                                                                  > High quality accommodation throughout
     Masai Mara (approximately 1.5 hours). An afternoon
                                                                  > Guaranteed window seat
     game drive in the private conservancy by 4-wheel drive
                                                                  > 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
     vehicle. Overnight: Fairmont Mara Safari Club. (b,l,d)

                                                                                                                                 Mount Kenya

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                                                                                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATION

                                                                                                                                      Aberdares
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Ark
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Ark comprises three
                                                                                                                                                                                                         decks with numerous
                                                                                                                                                                                                         balconies and lounges with
                                                                                                                                                                                                         excellent views of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         floodlit waterhole and salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                         lick. Facilities include a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         dining room, lounge and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         bar. The Ark has 60 cabins
                                                                                                                                                                                                         with a bath/shower.




                                                                                                                                      Samburu
                                                                                                                                      Ashnil Samburu
                                                                                                                                      Camp
                                                                                                                                      Close to the Ewaso Nyiro
                                                                                                                                      River, the location offers
                                                                                                                                      unrivalled game viewing with
                                                                                                                                      great numbers of wildlife
                                                                                                                                      being drawn to the banks.
Seychelles                                                                                                                            The camp has a restaurant,
                                                                                                                                      bar and verandah deck
                                                                                                                                      overlooking the river. Leisure
Things to note:                                                                                                                       facilities include a pool and
                                                                                                                                      nature walks. 24 luxury tents
Day 3 – Only an overnight bag can be taken to The Ark. Your remaining luggage can be stored
                                                                                                                                      all have a shower room, fan
at the Aberdare Country Club and collected on the morning of day 4.                                                                   and terrace.

Days 7 & 8 – The game drives are in a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

Day 8 – If balloon option is taken, the transfer time to the balloon launch site is approximately 2
hours.
                                                                                                                                      Mount Kenya
Day 9 – Option to fly Mara to Mombasa – £265 (includes lunch in the Mara), or, if not extending
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fairmont Mount
your safari to the beach, there is an option to take the afternoon flight to Nairobi – £45 (includes
lunch in the Mara).
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kenya Safari Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Set in 100 acres of
                                                                                                                                                                                                         landscaped gardens. Guests
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         can dine in the main
                                                                                                                                                                                                         restaurant, Tusks and have a
Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.                                                                                                                                              choice of two bars. Leisure
                                                                                                                                                                                                         facilities include an outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                                                         heated swimming pool,
EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES                                                                                                                                                                                horseback riding and a 9-
per person supplement                                                                                                                                                                                    hole golf course. 120 rooms
Passengers            2                3               4                 5                       6                  7                                                                                    and suites all with en suite
Premier             £175              £80             £30               n/a                     n/a                n/a                                                                                   bathroom, tea/coffee making
Standard             n/a              n/a             n/a              £25                      £20                £20                                                                                   facilities, a fully stocked mini
4x4                 £460             £270            £175             £115                      £80                £50                                                                                   bar and wood-burning
Only applicable on days 3 – 6. For days 7 and 8, please call for prices.                                                                                                                                 fireplaces.



                             MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                                                                   Masai Mara Private Conservancy
                                                                                                                                      Fairmont Mara Safari
                                                                                               £275                                   Club
                                                                                                                                      Surrounded on three sides by the
                                                                                             per person                               Mara River, the camp offers a
                                                                                          when pre-booked                             main dining room, lounge, pool
                                                                                                                                      bar and outdoor dining in the
                                                                                              in the UK                               boma (dress code is smart casual).
                                                                                                                                      Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                                    Call                              swimming pool and game drives.
                                                                                                                                      51 tents all with four poster bed,
                                                                                          020 8423 3000                               en suite bathroom, and verandah
                                                                                                                                      overlooking the river.


 KENYA ROYAL – 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                                     2012
                                                            03 Jan-   28 Feb-   28 Mar    04 Apr-    18 Apr    25 Apr-   27 Jun    04 Jul-   18 Jul    25 Jul-   22 Aug-   12 Sep-   31 Oct   07 Nov-   28 Nov-   19 Dec   26 Dec    02 Jan-
                                                            21 Feb    21 Mar              11 Apr               20 Jun              11 Jul              15 Aug     05 Sep   24 Oct             21 Nov    12 Dec                       26 Mar
 Safari Only                                                2611      2577      2429       2361      2439      2331      2541      2633      3045      3170      2758      2699      2431     2365      2443      3268     2843      2823
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                                     2012
                                                            03 Jan-   28 Mar    04 Apr-   18 Apr     25 Apr-   27 Jun    04 Jul    11 Jul    18 Jul    25 Jul-   22 Aug-   12 Sep-   31 Oct   07 Nov-   28 Nov-   12 Dec   19 Dec    26 Dec-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 13 nights                      21 Mar              11 Apr               20 Jun                                            15 Aug     05 Sep   24 Oct             21 Nov    05 Dec                       19 Mar
 + Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa                     2967      2719      2650       2728      2620      2830      2948      3001      3401      3526      3107      3038      2770     2705      2782      3441     4584      3240
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                           2012
                                                            03 Jan-   21 Feb-   21 Mar    28 Mar-    25 Apr-   27 Jun    04 Jul-   18 Jul    25 Jul-   15 Aug    22 Aug-   31 Oct-   05 Dec   12 Dec    19 Dec    26 Dec   02 Jan-   20 Feb-
 Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Zanzibar – 14 nights   14 Feb    14 Mar              18 Apr     20 Jun              11 Jul              08 Aug               24 Oct   28 Nov                                          13 Feb    26 Mar
 + Diamonds La Gemma Dell’est               3872     3637    3437                          3282      3178      3605      3740      4253      4435      4322      3866      3550      3852     4456      5269      4554     4240      4017
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                       21
     Masai Safari                                                                                                                 Samburu 2
                                                                                                                                               Mt Kenya
                                                                                                                            Nakuru 1   1   Aberdares
                                                                                                                                           • Nairobi
                                                                                                                              2
                                                                                                                               Masai Mara
     The Masai Safari travels through some of the richest game areas in the world, offering excellent
     opportunities to view the ‘big five’ in the Masai Mara. A wide variety of animals can be spotted
     in the Samburu Reserve and possibly thousands of pink flamingoes at Lake Nakuru.


     Safari by road
     Day 1 Sunday Heathrow–Nairobi                               Day 8 Sunday Masai Mara
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                     Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
                                                                 breakfast at the lodge. Or take an early morning balloon
     Day 2 Monday Nairobi                                        flight over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush
     On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure or   breakfast (optional extra). Spend the rest of the day
     choose from a selection of optional excursions – see        relaxing by the pool before an afternoon game drive.
     page 16. Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel.                   Overnight: Mara Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)

     Day 3 Tuesday Samburu                                       Day 9 Monday Extension or Heathrow
     Travel to the Samburu National Reserve (360 km) and         Return to Nairobi (360 km), then proceed with your
     check in to your lodge. Lunch followed by a late            chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)
     afternoon game drive. Overnight: Samburu Simba
     Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                                  WHERE NEXT
     Day 4 Wednesday Samburu
     Morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight:            Complement your Masai Safari with a
     Samburu Simba Lodge. (b,l,d)                                 beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
                                                                          Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Day 5 Thursday Aberdares
     Drive to the slopes of Mount Kenya and check in to
     Mountain Lodge (240 km). Spend the afternoon viewing
     game from the lodge or join a nature walk (payable
     locally and weather permitting) led by a local guide.
     Overnight: Serena Mountain Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                                      IDEAL FOR
     Day 6 Friday Lake Nakuru                                     > The opportunity to view the ‘big five’, plains
     After breakfast continue to Lake Nakuru (240 km). Enjoy        game and pink flamingoes
     an afternoon game drive with possible sightings of the
                                                                  > Visiting the Samburu Reserve, home to the
     endangered rhino. Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge. (b,l,d)        colourful Samburu people

     Day 7 Saturday Masai Mara                                                        INCLUDES
     After an early breakfast descend to the floor of the         > A free hippo pool breakfast in the Masai Mara
     Great Rift Valley and into the Masai Mara (370 km).            (weather permitting)
     Lunch will be taken en route to your lodge. A late
                                                                  > Guaranteed window seat
     afternoon game drive. Overnight: Mara Serena Safari
                                                                  > 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
     Lodge. (b,l,d)



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                                                                                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                                      Samburu
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Samburu Simba Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Situated in Buffalo Springs
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Game Reserve, overlooking
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Buffalo Spring and Ewaso Nyiro
                                                                                                                                                                                                        River. The lodge offers an up
                                                                                                                                                                                                        close and personal African
                                                                                                                                                                                                        experience. Stunning views of
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the plains and game can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                        seen from guest rooms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Facilities include a restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and bar. The lodge has 70
                                                                                                                                                                                                        rooms with balcony, ceiling fans
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and en suite shower. Nature
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and bird walks are available.




                                                                                                                                      Aberdares
                                                                                                                                      Serena Mountain
                                                                                                                                      Lodge
                                                                                                                                      The lodge offers a dining room
                                                                                                                                      and leisure facilities including
                                                                                                                                      relaxing beauty treatments and
Legends, Mauritius                                                                                                                    nature walks. The viewing
                                                                                                                                      decks overlook the waterhole
                                                                                                                                      and salt lick. The 42 rooms are
Things to note:                                                                                                                       furnished with indigenous
                                                                                                                                      wood and African art, all with
Day 2 – Optional excursions can be booked and paid for locally – see page 16.                                                         en suite bathroom and a
Day 8 – If you book the Mara Ballooning, you will not receive the hippo pool breakfast in the                                         spacious verandah overlooking
Masai Mara.                                                                                                                           the waterhole.

Day 9 – Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi – £190 or from the Mara to Mombasa – £265
(includes lunch in the Mara).
Day 9 – If not extending your safari to the beach, there is an option to take the afternoon flight
to Nairobi – £235 (includes lunch in the Mara).                                                                                       Lake Nakuru
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.                                                                                                                                                                 Lake Nakuru Lodge
Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.                                                                                                                                               Situated in the southeast
The Samburu Simba Lodge is a 4 Sun property.                                                                                                                                                              region of Lake Nakuru
                                                                                                                                                                                                          National Park. The lodge has
Operates every Sunday throughout the year. Safari also operates on Fridays from 15 July 2011 –                                                                                                            a main restaurant, outside
28 October 2011.                                                                                                                                                                                          dining, bush barbecues and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          sundowners. Leisure facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                          include a swimming pool,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          gift shop, game drives and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          bird watching. The lodge has
EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES                                                                                                                                                                                 88 rooms all styled with
per person supplement                                                                                                                                                                                     rustic African furniture with
Passengers          2                       3                 4                 5                6                  7                                                                                     an en suite bathroom.
Premier           £305                    £135               £55               n/a              n/a                n/a
Standard           n/a                     n/a               n/a              £40               £30                £30
4x4               £815                    £475              £310              £205             £140                £90



                             MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                                                                   Masai Mara
                                                                                                                                      Mara Serena Safari
                                                                                               £275                                   Lodge
                                                                                                                                      Situated deep within the Masai
                                                                                              per person                              Mara Reserve, on a hill
                                                                                           when pre-booked                            overlooking the savannah. The
                                                                                                                                      lodge offers a restaurant, serving
                                                                                              in the UK                               sumptuous international cuisine,
                                                                                                                                      authentic African dishes, a lounge
                                                                                                    Call                              and bar. Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                                                                      swimming pool and game drives.
                                                                                           020 8423 3000                              74 guest rooms with en suite
                                                                                                                                      bathroom and a balcony.


 MASAI SAFARI – 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                 2012
                                                             02 Jan-   30 Jan-   27 Feb-   27 Mar    03 Apr-   17 Apr-   19 Jun    26 Jun-   17 Jul-   21 Aug-   09 Sep-   28 Oct-   06 Nov-   18 Dec    25 Dec   01 Jan-   29 Jan-   26 Feb-
                                                             23 Jan    20 Feb    20 Mar              10 Apr    12 Jun               15 Jul   19 Aug    04 Sep    23 Oct    30 Oct    11 Dec                       22 Jan    19 Feb    25 Mar
 Safari Only                                                 1904      2026      1904       1811     1709      1782      1811      1961      2498      2086      2026      1873      1772      2548      2264     2092      2179      2056
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                 2012
                                                             02 Jan-   30 Jan-   27 Feb-   20 Mar    27 Mar-   10 Apr-   26 Jun-   17 Jul    22 Jul-   21 Aug-   28 Oct-   06 Nov-   11 Dec    18 Dec    25 Dec   01 Jan-   29 Jan-   26 Feb-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 13 nights                       23 Jan    20 Feb    13 Mar              03 Apr    19 Jun     15 Jul             19 Aug     23 Oct   30 Oct    04 Dec                                 22 Jan    19 Feb    25 Mar
 + Serena Beach Hotel & Spa                                  2511      2633      2511       2394     2174      2268      2579      2979      3105      2705      2449      2348      2466      3446      3007     2780      2867      2744
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                 2012
                                                             02 Jan-   30 Jan-   27 Feb-   20 Mar    27 Mar-   17 Apr-   26 Jun    03 Jul-   17 Jul    22 Jul-   21 Aug-   28 Oct-   11 Dec    18 Dec    25 Dec   01 Jan-   29 Jan-   26 Feb-
 Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Zanzibar – 14 nights    23 Jan    20 Feb    13 Mar              10 Apr    19 Jun              15 Jul              19 Aug     23 Oct   04 Dec                                 22 Jan    19 Feb    25 Mar
 + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach              2755     2877    2722                           2605     2466      2478      2674      2769      3190      3348      2916      2703      2998      3769      3395     3049      3136      2974
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                        23
     Karibu Kenya                                                                                                                 Samburu 2
                                                                                                                                 Ol Pejeta 1 1 Aberdares

                                                                                                                                           • Nairobi
                                                                                                                             3
                                                                                                                             Masai Mara
     A seven-night itinerary offering excellent opportunities to see wildlife including the traditional
     plains game. Transfers to the Masai Mara are by light aircraft to make short work of the distances
     between the camps.


     Safari by road and air
     Day 1 Friday Heathrow–Nairobi                                enjoy a full day game-viewing in the Masai
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                      Mara National Reserve. Overnight: Kicheche Mara
                                                                  Camp. (b,l,d)
     Day 2 Saturday Aberdares
     On arrival transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge where         Day 8 Friday Masai Mara Private Conservancy
     you can freshen up before departing for the slopes of        Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
     Mount Kenya (180 km). After lunch spend the                  breakfast at the camp. Or take an early morning balloon
     afternoon viewing game from the lodge. Overnight:            flight over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush
     Serena Mountain Lodge. (l,d)                                 breakfast (optional extra). Afternoon game drive in
                                                                  the private conservancy. Overnight: Kicheche Mara
     Day 3 Sunday Samburu                                         Camp. (b,l,d)
     After breakfast depart for the Samburu National Reserve
     (240 km). After lunch proceed on a late afternoon game       Day 9 Saturday Extension or Heathrow
     drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)               Light aircraft flight to Nairobi, then proceed with your
                                                                  chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)
     Day 4 Monday Samburu
     Early morning and late afternoon game drives enable
     you to see wildlife unique to this arid yet beautiful part
     of Kenya. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                                   WHERE NEXT
                                                                     Complement your Karibu Kenya Safari
     Day 5 Tuesday Ol Pejeta                                         with a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu,
     After breakfast depart for the Ol Pejeta Conservancy
                                                                       Zanzibar, Seychelles or Mauritius.
     (190 km) and to the Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Enjoy
     lunch before an afternoon game drive in the
     Conservancy and a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
     Overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp. (b,l,d)

     Day 6 Wednesday Masai Mara Private Conservancy                                    IDEAL FOR
     After breakfast transfer to the airstrip at Nanyuki for       > Luxury tented accommodation in superb
     your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara (approx. 1.5       locations
     hours). An afternoon game drive by 4 wheel drive              > Big five plus chimpanzees
     vehicle in the private conservancy. Overnight: Kicheche
     Mara Camp. (b,l,d)                                                                INCLUDES
                                                                   > Light aircraft flights to and from the Masai Mara
     Day 7 Thursday Masai Mara Private Conservancy                 > Guaranteed window seat
     An early morning balloon flight over the Mara, followed       > 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
     by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra). Today


24
                                                                                                                                                                ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                                      Aberdares
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Serena Mountain
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The lodge offers a dining
                                                                                                                                                                                                      room and leisure facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                      including relaxing beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                                      treatments and nature walks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The viewing decks overlook
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the waterhole and salt lick.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The 42 rooms are furnished
                                                                                                                                                                                                      with indigenous wood and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      African art, all with en suite
                                                                                                                                                                                                      bathroom and a spacious
                                                                                                                                                                                                      verandah overlooking the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      waterhole.



                                                                                                                                      Samburu
                                                                                                                                      Ashnil Samburu Camp
                                                                                                                                      Set south of the Ewaso Nyiro
                                                                                                                                      River, in Buffalo Game Reserve.
                                                                                                                                      A stay here gives unrivalled
                                                                                                                                      game viewing, with the river
                                                                                                                                      drawing in great numbers of
                                                                                                                                      wildlife to its banks. The camp
Zanzibar                                                                                                                              offers a restaurant, bar and
                                                                                                                                      verandah deck overlooking the
                                                                                                                                      river. Leisure facilities include a
Things to note:                                                                                                                       pool, guided nature walks and
Days 6–8 – The game drives are in a 4-wheel drive vehicle.                                                                            massage. The 24 luxury tents
                                                                                                                                      are spread across the lush
Day 9 – Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa – £265 (includes lunch in the Mara).                                                   ground each with fan, shower
                                                                                                                                      room, safe and terrace.
Day 9 – If not extending your safari to the beach, there is an option to take the afternoon flight
to Nairobi – £45 (includes lunch in the Mara).

Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kgs.                                                                                            Ol Pejeta
Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.                                                                                                                                          Sweetwaters Tented
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Camp
                                                                                                                                                                                                     This private reserve is set in
                                                                                                                                                                                                     savannah grasslands and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     riverine forests that border
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Ewaso Nyiro River,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     offering a Chimpanzee
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sanctuary. There is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     restaurant and two bars.
EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES                                                                                                                                                                            Leisure facilities include a
per person supplement                                                                                                                                                                                swimming pool, massage
Passengers            2                3               4                       5                6                   7                                                                                and beauty room, guided
Premier             £240             £150             £60                     n/a              n/a                 n/a                                                                               bush walks and night game
Standard             n/a              n/a             n/a                    £40               £30                 £30                                                                               drives. There are 39 luxury,
4x4                 £650             £390            £250                    £175             £120                 £80                                                                               en suite tents.
Only applicable on days 2 – 5. For days 6–8, please call for prices.




                             MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                                                                   Masai Mara Private Conservancy
                                                                                                                                      Kicheche Mara Camp
                                                                                              £275                                    A bush hideaway in the heart of
                                                                                                                                      the African wilderness. Unfenced
                                                                                             per person                               and secluded, the camp infringes
                                                                                                                                      so little on the surrounding
                                                                                          when pre-booked                             natural environment that animals
                                                                                                                                      wander through the grounds at
                                                                                             in the UK                                any time. The camp offers alfresco
                                                                                                                                      dining, lounge, dining tent and a
                                                                                                   Call
                                                                                                                                      bar. Game drives and walking
                                                                                          020 8423 3000                               safaris are available. There are
                                                                                                                                      seven tents with en suite
                                                                                                                                      bathroom and a verandah.

 KARIBU KENYA – 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                              2012
                                                            07 Jan-   04 Mar-   25 Mar- 27 May-     01 Jul-   15 Jul     22 Jul-   26 Aug-   09 Sep-   28 Oct   04 Nov-   09 Dec   16 Dec   23 Dec   30 Dec   06 Jan-   03 Feb-   02 Mar-
                                                            25 Feb    18 Mar    20 May 24 Jun       08 Jul               19 Aug    02 Sep    21 Oct             02 Dec                                        27 Jan    24 Feb    23 Mar
 Safari Only                                                2964      2867       n/a       2682     2903      3016       3553      3142      3082      2896     2703      2817     3518     3659     3217     3143      3211      3107
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                              2012
                                                            07 Jan-   04 Mar-   25 Mar- 27 May-     01 Jul-   15 Jul     22 Jul-   26 Aug-   09 Sep-   28 Oct   04 Nov-   09 Dec   16 Dec   23 Dec   30 Dec   06 Jan-   03 Feb-   02 Mar-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 13 nights                      25 Feb    18 Mar    20 May 24 Jun       08 Jul               19 Aug    02 Sep    21 Oct             02 Dec                                        27 Jan    24 Feb    23 Mar
 + Indian Ocean Beach Club                                  3234      3137       n/a       2928     3185      3298       3823      3423      3364      3142     2949      3063     3974     4032     3520     3458      3526      3422
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                              2012
                                                            07 Jan-   04 Mar-   25 Mar-   27 May    03 Jun-   01 Jul-    15 Jul    22 Jul-   26 Aug-   28 Oct   04 Nov-   09 Dec   16 Dec   23 Dec   30 Dec   06 Jan-   03 Feb-   02 Mar-
 Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Zanzibar – 14 nights   25 Feb    18 Mar    20 May              24 Jun    08 Jul               19 Aug     21 Oct            02 Dec                                        27 Jan    24 Feb    23 Mar
 + The Z Hotel                              3598     3484    n/a                           3286     3368      3589       3702      4228      3828      3542     3350      3476     4218     4326     3894     3812      3880      3771
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                    25
     Acacia Safari                                                                                                                             2   Shaba
                                                                                                                                                Mt Kenya
                                                                                                                               Nakuru 1   2 Aberdares
                                                                                                                                            • Nairobi
                                                                                                                                 2
                                                                                                                                  Masai Mara
     A seven-night safari visiting a contrasting trio of parks, Shaba National Reserve, Lake Nakuru and the
     world-famous Masai Mara. At most locations you will stay at Sarova hotels, one of Kenya’s leading
     independent hotel groups, which have a friendly, personal approach with excellent attention to detail.


     Safari by road
     Day 1 Friday Heathrow–Nairobi                               game drive. Bird watching and nature walks are
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                     available (payable locally). Overnight: Sarova Mara
                                                                 Camp. (b,l,d)
     Day 2 Saturday Aberdares
     On arrival transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge, where       Day 8 Friday Masai Mara
     you can freshen up before departing for the Aberdares       Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast
     (180 km). Lunch followed by afternoon at leisure.           at the camp. Or take an early morning balloon flight over
     Overnight: Outspan Hotel. (l,d).                            the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional
                                                                 extra). A second game drive will take place this afternoon.
     Day 3 Sunday Shaba
                                                                 Overnight: Sarova Mara Camp. (b,l,d)
     After breakfast drive north to the rugged landscape of
     Shaba National Reserve (280 km). After lunch at the
                                                                 Day 9 Saturday Extension or Heathrow
     lodge enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight:
                                                                 After breakfast return to Nairobi (300 km), proceed with
     Sarova Shaba Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                 your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b)
     Day 4 Monday Shaba
     Early morning and late afternoon game drives in this                          WHERE NEXT
     arid but beautiful area. The rest of the day can be spent
                                                                   Complement your Acacia Safari with a
     relaxing by the swimming pool or viewing crocodiles
     from the viewing deck. Bird and nature walks can be
                                                                  beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
     arranged (payable locally). Overnight: Sarova Shaba                  Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Lodge. (b,l,d)

     Day 5 Tuesday Aberdares
     Drive to the slopes of Mount Kenya and check in to your                           IDEAL FOR
     lodge. Spend the afternoon viewing game from the             > Visiting three contrasting parks with varying
     lodge or join a nature walk (payable locally and weather       landscapes
     permitting) led by a local guide. Overnight: Serena          > Accommodation in Sarova Hotels (except days 2
     Mountain Lodge. (b,l,d)                                        and 5), one of Kenya’s leading independent
                                                                    hotel groups
     Day 6 Wednesday Lake Nakuru
     Drive via the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru (180 km).                          INCLUDES
     After lunch at your lodge enjoy an afternoon game            > A visit to Shaba, the area in which Joy Adamson
     drive. Overnight: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. (b,l,d)              experimented with the release of hand reared
                                                                    leopards.
     Day 7 Thursday Masai Mara                                    > Guaranteed window seat
     After an early breakfast continue on to the Masai Mara
                                                                  > 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
     (315 km) arriving in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon


26
                                                                                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATION

                                                                                                                                      Aberdares
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Outspan Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Situated just outside the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         town of Nyeri, this
                                                                                                                                                                                                         comfortable hotel, set in
                                                                                                                                                                                                         tropical gardens, has
                                                                                                                                                                                                         magnificent views of Mount
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kenya. Offers a dining room
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and two bars. Leisure
                                                                                                                                                                                                         facilities include swimming
                                                                                                                                                                                                         pool, tennis and snooker. 45
                                                                                                                                                                                                         rooms with a bath, TV,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         telephone and balcony.


                                                                                                                                      Serena Mountain Lodge
                                                                                                                                      The lodge offers a dining room
                                                                                                                                      and leisure facilities including
                                                                                                                                      relaxing beauty treatments and
                                                                                                                                      nature walks. The viewing decks
                                                                                                                                      overlook the waterhole and salt
                                                                                                                                      lick. The 42 rooms are furnished
                                                                                                                                      with indigenous wood and African
                                                                                                                                      art, all with en suite bathroom
                                                                                                                                      and a spacious verandah
                                                                                                                                      overlooking the waterhole.


Mombasa
                                                                                                                                      Shaba
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sarova Shaba Lodge
Things to note:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Surrounded by an oasis of natural
Day 2 – Any additional luggage can be stored at the Somak Safari lounge before departing for                                                                                                      terrain in a breathtaking volcanic
the Aberdares.                                                                                                                                                                                    desert, this lodge overlooks the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ewaso Nyiro River. Natural spring
Day 9 – Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi – £190 or from the Mara to Mombasa – £265                                                                                                          water flows in and out all around
(includes lunch in the Mara).                                                                                                                                                                     the property creating a beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                                                  landscape. Facilities include a
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kgs.                                                                                                                                                        swimming pool, camel safaris and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crocodile viewing and feeding
Day 9 – If not extending your safari to the beach, there is an option to take the afternoon flight                                                                                                from the lodge’s special deck. All
                                                                                                                                                                                                  of the 85 rooms have en suite
to Nairobi – £235 (includes lunch in the Mara).
                                                                                                                                                                                                  bathrooms.
Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.

                                                                                                                                      Lake Nakuru
                                                                                                                                      Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
                                                                                                                                      Set overlooking the spectacular
                                                                                                                                      Lake Nakuru, this lodge offers
EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES                                                                                                             luxurious accommodation with a
per person supplement                                                                                                                 restaurant and bar. Leisure
Passengers          2                       3                 4                 5                 6                  7                facilities include a swimming
Premier           £305                    £135               £55               n/a               n/a                n/a               pool, sauna, curio shop and
Standard           n/a                     n/a               n/a              £40                £30                £30               game drives. The lodge has 65
4x4               £815                    £475              £310              £205              £140                £90               chalets with en suite bathrooms
                                                                                                                                      and verandahs.



                             MARA BALLOONING OPTION

                                                                                                £275
                                                                                                                                      Masai Mara
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sarova Mara Camp
                                                                                              per person                                                                                         Situated within the Masai Mara the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 camp is surrounded by two streams
                                                                                           when pre-booked                                                                                       on beautifully maintained ground.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Facilities include a restaurant with
                                                                                               in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                 alfresco and indoor dining and a
                                                                                                     Call                                                                                        bar with Masai dancing. Leisure
                                                                                                                                                                                                 facilities include a swimming pool,
                                                                                           020 8423 3000                                                                                         curio shop, game drives and bird
                                                                                                                                                                                                 watching. There are 75 tents with
                                                                                                                                                                                                 en suite shower.

 ACACIA SAFARI – 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                2012
                                                             07 Jan-   04 Mar-   25 Mar    01 Apr-    15 Apr-   29 Apr-   24 Jun   01 Jul-   22 Jul-   26 Aug-   09 Sep-   28 Oct-   16 Dec    23 Dec   30 Dec   06 Jan-   02 Mar-   30 Mar
                                                             25 Feb    18 Mar              08 Apr     22 Apr    17 Jun             15 Jul    19 Aug    02 Sep    21 Oct    09 Dec                                24 Feb    23 Mar
 Safari Only                                                 2235      2189      2148       1973      2035      1963      2053     2308      2845      2433      2374      2199      2857      3054     2462     2410      2362      2127
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                          2012
                                                             07 Jan-   25 Mar    01 Apr-   15 Apr-    29 Apr-   24 Jun    01 Jul   08 Jul-   22 Jul-   26 Aug-   09 Sep-   28 Oct    04 Nov-   09 Dec   16 Dec   23 Dec    30 Dec-   02 Mar-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 13 nights                       18 Mar              08 Apr    22 Apr     17 Jun                       15 Jul    19 Aug    02 Sep    21 Oct              02 Dec                                24 Feb    23 Mar
 + Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa                      2591      2478      2262       2324      2252      2342      2597     2676      3201      2773      2713      2539      2471      2635     4173     3905      2859      2770
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                          2012
                                                             07 Jan-   25 Mar    01 Apr-   15 Apr-    29 Apr-   03 Jun-   24 Jun   01 Jul-   15 Jul    22 Jul-   19 Aug    26 Aug-   28 Oct-   09 Dec   16 Dec   23 Dec    30 Dec-   02 Mar-
 Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Zanzibar – 14 nights    18 Mar              08 Apr    22 Apr     27 May    17 Jun             08 Jul              12 Aug               21 Oct   02 Dec                                24 Feb    23 Mar
 + Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa               3102     2778    2639                           2704      2589      2792      2881     3137      3252      3835      3736      3317      3028      3130     4183     4318      3434      3346
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                       27
     Samburu Safari                                                                                                              Samburu 2
                                                                                                                                                Mt Kenya
                                                                                                                                        2   Aberdares
                                                                                                                           Naivasha 1       • Nairobi
                                                                                                                             2
                                                                                                                              Masai Mara
     A fantastic introduction to the splendours of Kenya, visiting a variety of national parks along a classic
     safari route. Visit Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha, home to a variety of birds including bright pink
     flamingoes. The final destination is the Masai Mara, teaming with a host of plains game plus the ‘big five’.


     Safari by road
     Day 1 Sunday Heathrow–Nairobi                              Day 8 Sunday Masai Mara
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                    Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
                                                                breakfast at the lodge. Or take an early morning balloon
     Day 2 Monday Aberdares                                     flight over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush
     On arrival transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge, where      breakfast (optional extra). Afternoon game drive.
     you can freshen up before departing for the Aberdares      Overnight: Keekorok Lodge/Mara Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)
     (180 km). After lunch, either relax or take an afternoon
     nature walk with the resident naturalist (weather          Day 9 Monday Extension or Heathrow
     permitting). Overnight: Outspan Hotel. (l,d)               After breakfast, return to Nairobi (300 km), proceed
                                                                with your chosen beach extension or return to
     Day 3 Tuesday Samburu                                      Heathrow. (b)
     Drive north across the equator to the Samburu National
     Reserve (360 km) and check in to your lodge for lunch.     This safari is offered with a choice of
     Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Samburu Game
                                                                accommodation in the Samburu and the Masai
     Lodge/Samburu Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                Mara National Reserves.
     Day 4 Wednesday Samburu
     Morning and late afternoon game drives in Samburu
                                                                                 WHERE NEXT
     National Reserve. Overnight: Samburu Game Lodge/
     Samburu Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)                                 Complement your Samburu Safari with a
                                                                 beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
     Day 5 Thursday Aberdares
                                                                         Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Drive south into the Aberdare National Park (220 km)
     for lunch at Outspan Hotel. Transfer to Treetops.
     Overnight: Treetops. (b,l,d)                                                    IDEAL FOR
                                                                 > A great introduction to safari, along a classical
     Day 6 Friday Lake Nakuru–Lake Naivasha
                                                                   route.
     An early morning transfer to Outspan Hotel for
                                                                 > Staying at accommodation in memorable
     breakfast. Descend into the Great Rift Valley and
                                                                   locations
     continue on to Lake Nakuru for lunch followed by an
     afternoon game drive. Drive to Lake Naivasha.                                   INCLUDES
     Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                 > Visits to Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha

     Day 7 Saturday Masai Mara                                   > A visit to the Masai Mara
     Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve (320 km). An       > Guaranteed window seat
     afternoon game drive. Overnight: Keekorok Lodge/Mara        > 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
     Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)


28
                                                                                                                                                           ACCOMMODATION

                                                                                                                                Samburu
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Samburu Game Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Blending in perfectly with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  environment, this lodge has a
                                                                                                                                                                                                  dining room, lounge and two
                                                                                                                                                                                                  bars. Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                                                                                                                                  swimming pool, jacuzzi, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crocodile viewing. Each of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  67 rooms has an en suite
                                                                                                                                                                                                  bathroom with shower.




                                                                                                                                Samburu Sopa Lodge
                                                                                                                                The lodge is situated in one of
                                                                                                                                Kenya’s famous wildlife areas and
                                                                                                                                offers uninterrupted views of the
                                                                                                                                surrounding area. The architecture
                                                                                                                                and décor is in keeping with the
                                                                                                                                local Samburu people. Leisure
                                                                                                                                facilities include a swimming pool.
                                                                                                                                The 30 cottages have two bedrooms
                                                                                                                                with an en suite bathroom and
                                                                                                                                verandah.

Seychelles



Things to note:                                                                                                                 Lake Naivasha
Day 2 – Any additional luggage can be stored at the Somak Safari lounge before departing for                                                                                             Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
the Aberdares.                                                                                                                                                                           On the southern shores of Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                         Naivasha the lodge is set in beautiful
Day 5 – Treetops will be shutting for refurbishment, during which time accommodation will be at                                                                                          grounds. Offers two restaurants and
the Serena Mountain Lodge (dates to be advised).                                                                                                                                         two bars. Leisure facilities include a
For your overnight stay at Treetops please limit your luggage to an overnight bag. The remainder                                                                                         swimming pool, kids’ pool, gym and
of your luggage can be stored at Outspan Hotel. Bathroom facilities at Treetops are shared.                                                                                              bird watching. The lodge has 84
                                                                                                                                                                                         rooms in two-storey African style
                                                                                                                                                                                         rondavels. The ground floor rooms
Day 9 – Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi – £190 or from the Mara to Mombasa – £265
                                                                                                                                                                                         have sunken bath, balcony and queen
(includes lunch in the Mara).
                                                                                                                                                                                         size twin beds, and the upper floor
                                                                                                                                                                                         rooms have king size bed and balcony.
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kgs.

Day 9 – If not extending your safari to the beach, there is an option to take the afternoon flight
to Nairobi – £235 (includes lunch in the Mara).
                                                                                                                                Masai Mara
                                                                                                                                Keekorok Lodge
EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES                                                                                                       One of the first lodges in the
per person supplement                                                                                                           Masai Mara Game Reserve. Offers
Passengers          2                      3            4                  5                6                 7                 a main restaurant serving
Premier           £260                    £90          £50                n/a              n/a               n/a                international and local delicacies,
Standard           n/a                    n/a          n/a               £40               £25               £25                three bars including the Hippo
4x4               £780                   £435         £265               £160              £90               £40                Bar, a café and a TV lounge.
                                                                                                                                Leisure facilities include an
                                                                                                                                outdoor swimming pool. 101
                                                                                                                                rooms with en suite bath and
                                                                                                                                private balcony.
                            MARA BALLOONING OPTION

                                                                                          £275                                                                                              Mara Sopa Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                            Built in traditional Masai style, its
                                                                                        per person                                                                                          location, on the edge of the
                                                                                                                                                                                            Masai Mara, provides ample
                                                                                     when pre-booked                                                                                        opportunity for game viewing. A
                                                                                                                                                                                            restaurant serving traditional and
                                                                                         in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                            continental cuisine, a lounge and
                                                                                               Call                                                                                         bar. Leisure facilities include
                                                                                                                                                                                            swimming pool and curio shop.
                                                                                     020 8423 3000                                                                                          The lodge has 99 spacious
                                                                                                                                                                                            cottage-style rooms with en suite
                                                                                                                                                                                            bathroom and verandah.


 SAMBURU SAFARI/SAMBURU SOPA SAFARI – 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                         2011                                                                                                                                                          2012
                                                        02 Jan-   06 Mar-   27 Mar   03 Apr-    17 Apr   24 Apr-   12 Jun-   26 Jun    03 Jul-   17 Jul-   21 Aug-   11 Sep-   30 Oct    06 Nov-    18 Dec   25 Dec   01 Jan-   04 Mar-
                                                        27 Feb    20 Mar             10 Apr              05 Jun    19 Jun              10 Jul    14 Aug    04 Sep    23 Oct              11 Dec                       26 Feb    25 Mar
 Samburu Safari Only                                    1939      1897      1821      1723      1802     1728      1705      1799      1936      2473      2061      2001      1890      1822       2468     2140     2084      2041
 Samburu Sopa Safari Only                               1897      1847      1791      1730      1809     1736      1774      1803      1858      2395      1983      1924      1873      1804       2432     2093     2037      1986
                                                         2011                                                                                                                                                          2012
                                                        02 Jan-   06 Mar-   27 Mar   03 Apr-    17 Apr   24 Apr-   26 Jun    03 Jul-   17 Jul-   21 Aug-   11 Sep-   30 Oct    06 Nov-   11 Dec     18 Dec   25 Dec   01 Jan-   04 Mar-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 13 nights                  27 Feb    20 Mar             10 Apr              19 Jun              10 Jul    14 Aug     04 Sep   23 Oct              04 Dec                                 26 Feb    25 Mar
 Samburu Safari + Southern Palms                 2266 2225   2062                     1976      2055     1987      2139      2275      2800      2375      2290      2179      2111      2228       3096     2691     2471      2428
 Samburu Sopa Safari + Indian Ocean Beach Resort 2167 2117   2025                     1976      2055     2020      2049      2140      2665      2265      2206      2120      2050      2087       2888     2424     2352      2301
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                          Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                 For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                   29
                                                                                           View of Mt Kilimanjaro from Amboseli Sopa Lodge



     Kili Safari                                                                                                                                                 Mt Kenya
                                                                                                                                             Naivasha 1
                                                                                                                                                              • Nairobi
                                                                                                                                               2
                                                                                                                                                Masai Mara
     A popular safari for families, with no age restrictions for children at the lodges. This short
                                                                                                                                                          2   Amboseli
     itinerary provides an exciting overview of Kenya and visits Amboseli, Lake Naivasha and the
     world-famous Masai Mara, all with an abundance of mammals and birds.


     Safari by road
     Day 1 Saturday Heathrow–Nairobi                                          WHERE NEXT
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.
                                                               Complement your Kili Safari with a beach
     Day 2 Sunday Amboseli                                        stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
     On arrival transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge, where              Seychelles or Mauritius.
     you can freshen up before departing for Amboseli
     (250 km). Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Amboseli
     Sopa Lodge. (l,d)
                                                                                  IDEAL FOR
     Day 3 Monday Amboseli                                     > Families – a short itinerary packed with plenty of
     An early morning game drive followed by breakfast at        interest
     the lodge. Later take an afternoon game drive.            > Viewing an abundance of mammals and birds
     Overnight: Amboseli Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                               > Combining Amboseli and the Masai Mara

     Day 4 Tuesday Lake Naivasha
     After breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha (350 km). The                         INCLUDES
     rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Lake Naivasha   > Stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro
     Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)                                       > Guaranteed window seat
                                                               > 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
     Day 5 Wednesday Masai Mara
     Depart early for your journey to the Masai Mara Game
     Reserve (270 km). Afternoon game drive. Overnight:
     Mara Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)

     Day 6 Thursday Masai Mara
     Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
     breakfast at the lodge or take an early morning balloon
     flight over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush
     breakfast (optional extra). Later, take an afternoon
     game drive. Overnight: Mara Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)

     Day 7 Friday Extension or Heathrow
     Return to Nairobi (300 km), then proceed with your
     chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b)




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                                                                                                                                                                  ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                                       Amboseli
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Amboseli Sopa Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                         At the foothills of Mount
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kilimanjaro, an ideal location
                                                                                                                                                                                                         for viewing many birds and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         wildlife. Facilities include
                                                                                                                                                                                                         outdoor dining with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         combination of European,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         African and Asian dishes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         three bars. Relax around a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         swimming pool and a kids’
                                                                                                                                                                                                         pool. The lodge has 83 rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                         all with bath/shower and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         verandah.




                                                                                                                                       Lake Naivasha
                                                                                                                                       Lake Naivasha Sopa
                                                                                                                                       Lodge
                                                                                                                                       On the southern shores of Lake
                                                                                                                                       Naivasha, the lodge is set in
                                                                                                                                       beautiful grounds. Offers two
                                                                                                                                       restaurants and two bars. Leisure
                                                                                                                                       facilities include a swimming pool,
Seychelles
                                                                                                                                       kids’ pool, gym, game drives and
                                                                                                                                       bird watching. The lodge has 84
                                                                                                                                       rooms in two-storey African style
Things to note:
                                                                                                                                       rondavels. The ground floor rooms
Day 2 – Any additional luggage can be stored at the Somak Safari Lounge before departing for                                           have sunken bath, balcony and
Amboseli.                                                                                                                              queen size twin beds and the
                                                                                                                                       upper floor rooms have king size
Day 4 – Outdoor activities can be arranged at Naivasha Sopa Lodge (book and pay locally).                                              bed and balcony.

Day 7 – Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi – £190 or from the Mara to Mombasa – £265
(includes lunch in the Mara).

Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kgs.
                                                                                                                                       Masai Mara
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mara Sopa Lodge
Day 7 – If not extending your safari to the beach, there is an option to take the afternoon flight                                                                                                        Built in traditional Masai style,
to Nairobi – £235 (includes lunch in the Mara).                                                                                                                                                           its location, on the edge of
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the Masai Mara National
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reserve, provides ample
                                                                                                                                                                                                          opportunity for game viewing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          A restaurant serving
                                                                                                                                                                                                          traditional and continental
                                                                                                                                                                                                          cuisine, a lounge and bar.
EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES                                                                                                                                                                                 Leisure facilities include
per person supplement                                                                                                                                                                                     swimming pool, curio shops,
Passengers          2                       3                 4                 5                 6                  7                                                                                    game drives and walking
Premier           £245                    £110               £55               n/a               n/a                n/a                                                                                   safaris. The lodge has 99
Standard           n/a                     n/a               n/a              £45                £30                £30                                                                                   spacious cottage-style rooms
4x4               £680                    £400              £260              £175              £120                £80                                                                                   with en suite bathroom and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          verandah.




                             MARA BALLOONING OPTION

                                                                                                £275
                                                                                              per person

                                                                                           when pre-booked

                                                                                               in the UK

                                                                                                     Call

                                                                                           020 8423 3000



 KILI SAFARI – 5 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                           2012
                                                             01 Jan-   05 Mar-   02 Apr-   23 Apr     30 Apr-   11 Jun    18 Jun-   02 Jul-   23 Jul-   20 Aug-   10 Sep-   29 Oct    05 Nov-   17 Dec    24 Dec   31 Dec   07 Jan-   03 Mar-
                                                             26 Feb    26 Mar    16 Apr               04 Jun              25 Jun    16 Jul    13 Aug    03 Sep    22 Oct              10 Dec                                25 Feb    24 Mar
 Safari Only                                                 1586      1536      1435       1488      1405      1427      1479      1534      2072      1660      1600      1571      1479      2025       1694    1747     1694      1643
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                           2012
                                                             01 Jan-   05 Mar-   02 Apr-   23 Apr-    04 Jun-   18 Jun-   02 Jul-   16 Jul    23 Jul-   20 Aug-   10 Sep-   05 Nov-   10 Dec    17 Dec    24 Dec   31 Dec   07 Jan-   03 Mar-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 11 nights                       26 Feb    26 Mar    16 Apr    28 May     11 Jun    25 Jun    09 Jul              13 Aug    03 Sep    29 Oct    03 Dec                                          25 Feb    24 Mar
 + Turtle Bay                                                2063      2013      1925       n/a       1752      1804      1859      1967      2492      2092      2032      1912      2012      2746       2395    2287     2246      2195
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                           2012
                                                             01 Jan-   26 Feb-   26 Mar    02 Apr-    16 Apr-   30 Apr-   18 Jun    25 Jun    02 Jul-   23 Jul-   20 Aug-   10 Sep-   05 Nov-   10 Dec    17 Dec   24 Dec   31 Dec-   03 Mar-
 Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Zanzibar – 12 nights    19 Feb    19 Mar              09 Apr     23 Apr    11 Jun                        16 Jul    13 Aug    03 Sep    29 Oct    03 Dec                                25 Feb    24 Mar
 + Ocean Paradise                           2160     2091    1961                           1873      1972      1865      1917      2065      2120      2695      2295      2186      2056      2128       2895    2597     2382      2290
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                        31
     Thorn Tree Safari                                                                                                                            Mt Kenya
                                                                                                                                          1   Aberdares
                                                                                                                             Naivasha 1       • Nairobi
                                                                                                                                2
                                                                                                                                Masai Mara
     A popular short safari including the renowned game viewing lodge, Treetops, and the world-
     famous game reserve, the Masai Mara. This four-night safari offers a wonderful combination of
     mountain scenery, lake birds and plains dotted with game.


     Safari by road
     Day 1 Tuesday Heathrow–Nairobi                              Day 5 Saturday Masai Mara
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                     Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
                                                                 breakfast at the lodge. Or take an early morning balloon
     Day 2 Wednesday Aberdares                                   flight over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush
     On arrival transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge, where       breakfast (optional extra). A second game drive will take
     you can freshen up before departing for lunch at the        place in the late afternoon. Overnight: Mara Simba
     Outspan Hotel (180 km). Transfer to Treetops for your       Lodge. (b,l,d)
     overnight stay. (l,d)
                                                                 Day 6 Sunday Extension or Heathrow
     Day 3 Thursday Lake Nakuru–Lake Naivasha                    Return to Nairobi (300 km), then proceed with your
     Drive to Lake Nakuru (180 km). Enjoy a game drive in        chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b)
     the Lake Nakuru National Park, sanctuary to one of the
     largest populations of rhinos in Kenya, plus Rothschild’s
     giraffes, leopards and lions. Continue your journey to                       WHERE NEXT
     Lake Naivasha. (80 km). Overnight: Lake Naivasha Simba
     Lodge. (b,l,d)                                              Complement your Thorn Tree Safari with a
                                                                  beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
     Day 4 Friday Masai Mara                                              Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Drive to the Masai Mara (250 km). Afternoon game
     drive. Overnight: Mara Simba Lodge. (b,l,d)




                                                                                      IDEAL FOR
                                                                  > A short safari offering some of the best
                                                                    highlights of Kenya
                                                                  > Combining mountain scenery, lake birds and
                                                                    plains dotted with game

                                                                                       INCLUDES
                                                                  > Bird watching at Lake Naivasha
                                                                  > A visit to the world-famous Masai Mara
                                                                  > Guaranteed window seat
                                                                  > 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners



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                                                                                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                                      Aberdares
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Treetops
                                                                                                                                                                                                         This world-renowned rustic
                                                                                                                                                                                                         tree house is legendary for
                                                                                                                                                                                                         its historical royal
                                                                                                                                                                                                         connection. Experience the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         sheer joy of exploring a tree
                                                                                                                                                                                                         house visited by many
                                                                                                                                                                                                         animals including elephants,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         rhinos, buffalos and many
                                                                                                                                                                                                         others. Treetops has a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         restaurant, lounge and two
                                                                                                                                                                                                         bars. There are 50 rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                         with communal showers.




                                                                                                                                      Lake Naivasha
                                                                                                                                      Lake Naivasha Simba
                                                                                                                                      Lodge
                                                                                                                                      Situated right by Lake Naivasha,
                                                                                                                                      this is an ideal lodge for bird
                                                                                                                                      watchers. Offering a dining area,
                                                                                                                                      serving a range of multi-ethnic
                                                                                                                                      European, African and Asian
Mauritius
                                                                                                                                      dishes. Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                                                                      heated swimming pool, tennis
                                                                                                                                      courts, sauna, gym and massage.
Things to note:
                                                                                                                                      The 70 rooms are all en suite
Day 2 – Treetops will be shutting for refurbishment, during which time accommodation will                                             with showers.
be at the Serena Mountain Lodge (dates to be advised).
Day 2 – Luggage is limited to an overnight bag for Treetops, the remaining luggage can be
stored at Outspan Hotel. Bathroom facilities at Treetops are shared.
Day 6 – Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi – £190 or from the Mara to Mombasa – £265
(includes lunch in the Mara).
Day 6 – If not extending your safari to the beach, there is an option to take the afternoon
flight to Nairobi – £235 (includes lunch in the Mara).
                                                                                                                                      Masai Mara
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kgs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mara Simba Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Situated on the outskirts of
Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.                                                                                                                                             the Masai Mara, along the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        banks of the Talek River. The
Safari also operates on Saturdays from 16 July 2011 – 29 October 2011.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        lodge has been designed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                        complement its surroundings
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and is decorated in Masai
                                                                                                                                                                                                        traditional style. Offers a
EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES                                                                                                                                                                               dining room and bar. Leisure
per person supplement                                                                                                                                                                                   facilities include swimming
Passengers          2                       3                 4                 5                6                  7                                                                                   pool, game viewing and
Premier           £200                     £90               £45               n/a              n/a                n/a                                                                                  nature walks. 84 rooms all
Standard           n/a                     n/a               n/a              £40               £30                £30                                                                                  with en suite shower and
4x4               £545                    £320              £205              £140              £95                £60                                                                                  verandah.




                             MARA BALLOONING OPTION

                                                                                               £275
                                                                                             per person

                                                                                          when pre-booked

                                                                                              in the UK

                                                                                                    Call

                                                                                          020 8423 3000



 THORN TREE SAFARI – 4 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                         2012
                                                             04 Jan-   01 Mar-   29 Mar   05 Apr-    19 Apr    26 Apr-   14 Jun-   05 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   10 Sep-   29 Oct    01 Nov-   13 Dec   20 Dec   27 Dec   03 Jan-   28 Feb-
                                                             22 Feb    22 Mar             12 Apr               07 Jun    28 Jun    16 Jul    16 Aug    06 Sep    25 Oct              06 Dec                               21 Feb    27 Mar
 Safari Only                                                 1536      1483      1404      1330      1362      1300      1420      1479      2017      1605      1545      1509      1404      1454     2039     1705     1639      1622
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                         2012
                                                             04 Jan-   01 Mar-   29 Mar   05 Apr-    26 Apr-   14 Jun-   05 Jul    12 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   10 Sep-   25 Oct-   01 Nov-   13 Dec   20 Dec   27 Dec   03 Jan-   06 Mar-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 10 nights                       22 Feb    22 Mar             19 Apr     07 Jun    28 Jun              16 Jul    16 Aug    06 Sep    22 Oct    29 Oct    06 Dec                               28 Feb    27 Mar
 + Indian Ocean Beach Resort                                 1806      1753      1638      1608      1546      1666      1726      1761      2287      1887      1827      1803      1650      1700     2496     2063     1955      1901
                                                              2011                                                                                                                                                         2012
                                                             04 Jan-   01 Mar-   22 Mar   29 Mar     05 Apr-   26 Apr-   14 Jun-   28 Jun    05 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   10 Sep-   01 Nov-   13 Dec   20 Dec   27 Dec   03 Jan-   28 Feb-
 Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Zanzibar – 11 nights    22 Feb    15 Mar                        19 Apr    07 Jun    21 Jun              16 Jul    16 Aug    06 Sep    29 Oct    06 Dec                               21 Feb    27 Mar
 + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach              2366     2281    2227                          2040      2010      1952      2063      2136      2261      2852      2419      2359      2218      2679     3252     2884     2575      2518
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                      33
     MASAI MARA
     Masai Mara Ecosystem
     One of the most popular destinations in Kenya is the Masai Mara
     Ecosystem which offers amazing scenery and an abundance of
     wildlife including the ‘big five’. The 1500 km2 ecosystem is an
     extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and being
     unfenced, wildlife can roam freely between the two countries.

     There are lots of opportunities to spot a variety of wildlife all
     year round, but an amazing natural spectacle that many visitors
     are fortunate enough to see is the Great Migration. Thousands of
     wildebeest and zebras make the annual journey across the Kenya
     and Tanzania border, across the Mara River. More information on
     the Great Migration can be found on pages 70 and 71.



     The Masai Mara Ecosystem is divided into several areas:

     The Masai Mara National Reserve
     The Reserve borders with Tanzania and is the key place to view the world-famous wildebeest
     migration. The Mara River running north to south through the reserve separates the west area of
     the reserve (known as the Mara Triangle) from the east. These two areas have separate entrance
     fees and are administered differently, so if you want to visit both areas you will need to pay an
     additional entrance fee. The area has an amazing concentration of wildlife, particularly when the
     migratory wildebeest and zebras are grazing on the lush plains from June to October (exact
     timings are dependent on rainfall). There are a number of lodges and camps to choose from when
     staying in the Mara, with some in key locations along the Mara River, close to known migration
     crossing points.


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                         THE MASAI MARA & PRIVATE CONSERVANCIES

Surrounding the Masai Mara National Reserve are a number of private                                                             Olare Orok & Motorogi Conservancies
conservancies, of varying sizes, owned by Masai communities. Some of the                                                        This expansive 13,000 hectare area offers visitors the
conservancies place limits on the number of beds and restrict access to                                                         opportunity to have a high quality safari experience, as
only guests of the lodges and camps. They offer guided bush walks and                                                           the number of vehicles is strictly limited to the few
night game drives, all of which contribute to an unrivalled safari                                                              camps located inside the two adjoining conservancies.
experience.                                                                                                        4            For every tent there is 700 acres of protected
                                                                                                               6                wilderness. The local Masai community members own
                                                                                                                                the two conservancies so any visitor helps to provide a
We offer accommodation in three key private
                                                                                                                                direct income and employment for the members. These
conservancies:
                                                                                                                                two conservancies, which have no human settlement or
                                                                                                                                cattle within them, are renowned for their lions. In
Mara North Conservancy
                                                                                      14                           10           addition the annual wildebeest migration comes
Covering 32,000 hectares this conservancy borders
                                                                                                   7                            through this area, making for dramatic wildlife viewing.
part of the Masai Mara National Reserve and is a
                                                                                 8
beautiful wilderness area with rich vegetation and
open savannah. The conservancy is a partnership
between camps and Masai landowners who                      2
continue to live within this area with
their homesteads and livestock. This                                                 Mara North
                                                 G1     5
partnership ensures that visitors                                                    Conservancy                             Motorogi
to the area receive an exclusive                                                                                            Conservancy
safari experience with low                                  6               G2
                                                                    5
vehicle density game
                                                                7       4
drives.                                                                                                         Olare Orok
                                                       Mara River
                                                                                                               Conservancy
                                                                                                                13

                                                                                                                            9


                                                                                                                                                                                      Ol Kinyei
                              Mara Triangle            3 17
                                                                                           2                                                                                         Conservancy
                              (Trans Mara)                                       11            Talek River                                                                           12



                                                                                                                        G3

                                                                                                                                                                       8
                                                                1                                                                                      18


Ol Kinyei Conservancy                                                                                                                     15                G4
One of the most beautiful                             Mara River
wilderness areas in the Masai Mara
ecosystem with open savannah plains,                       South Mara
riverine forest, springs, streams and rivers, rolling      River Bridge                                                 1
                                                                                                                   16
hills and spectacular views across the Mara. This 3,500                                                                         Masai Mara National Reserve
hectare conservancy belongs to a Masai community who                                                                                     (Narok)
                                                                                                                                                                                19
have made it a sanctuary for wildlife, with no human
settlements or cattle present. The conservancy has a wide
variety of animal species and just one exclusive safari camp.                                                                                                              G5


None of the Masai Mara Ecosystem is fenced, so wildlife can wander freely between
the national reserve and private conservancies. Each area offers a different safari experience,                                          Sand River
some with a higher concentration of wildlife and less visitors than others. Visitors staying in a
private conservancy may also enter the Masai Mara National Reserve for which an entrance fee will
apply which is payable locally.
                                                                                                                                                                 3




    Camps                                         Lodges                                                     Airstrips
    1 Ashnil Mara Camp                            16 Keekorok Lodge                                          1 Keekorok
    2 &Beyond Bateleur Camp                       17 Mara Serena Safari Lodge                                2 Ol Kiombo
    3 Cottars 1920s Safari Camp                   18 Mara Simba Lodge                                        3 Serena
    4 Fairmont Mara Safari Club                   19 Mara Sopa Lodge                                         4 Musiara
    5 Governors’ (Il Moran Camp)                                                                             5 Kichwa Tembo
    6 Governors’ (Little Camp)                                                                               6 Ngerende
    7 Governors’ (Main Camp)                  G Gates                                                        7 Shikar
    8 Karen Blixen                                1   Oloololo Gate                                          8 Siana
    9 Kicheche Bush Camp                          2   Musiara Gate
    10 Kicheche Mara Camp                         3   Talek Gate
    11 Mara Intrepids Camp                        4   Sekanani Gate
    12 Mara Porini Camp                           5   Ololaimutiek Gate
    13 Porini Lion Camp
                                                                                                             Map and locations are approximate and are not intended to be definitive.
    14 Royal Mara Safari
    15 Sarova Mara Camp

                                                                                                                                                                                                   35
     Masai Mara National Reserve

      Mara Serena Safari Lodge




                                                                                          The lodge is situated deep within the Masai Mara National Reserve, set on a bush-cloaked hill with
                                                                                          long views over the Savannah. It has been designed to mirror a traditional Masai village, blending
                                                                                          international sophistication with the raw beauty of the surrounding area.

                                                                                          Guests can enjoy spectacular views from the dining and bar areas, whilst savouring the international
                                                                                          and authentic African menus. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, sun deck, dinner or
                                                                                          sundowners in the bush, breakfast by the hippo pool, visits to Masai communities and game drives.

                                                                                          All 74 guest rooms are in individual domed huts, with uninterrupted views of the Mara River. Each
                                                                                          room is decorated with furniture inspired by traditional Masai art and offers an en suite bathroom,
                                                                                          ceiling fan and 24-hour room service.
                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
                                                                                          Prices from £1819 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights Wilson to Mara.

                                                                                            Optional Activities on Offer:
                                                                                            > Exclusive use of vehicle on game drives for a full day: from £350
                                                                                            > Bush Barbeque Lunch: £45 per person
                                                                                            > Mara Ballooning: £275 per person




      Mara Intrepids




                                                                                          Sitting above a sweeping bend in the Talek River, just a short drive from the Mara River, the camp
                                                                                          enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the world’s best known wilderness.
                                                                                          The main area offers a restaurant serving classic cuisine. Breakfast and lunch are usually served on
                                                                                          a terrace beside the riverfront swimming pool. Leisure facilities include an elevated game-viewing
                                                                                          platform with drinks service, a free-form swimming pool with sunbathing terrace, a kids’ club,
                                                                                          game drives and cultural tours of the neighbouring Masai villages.
                                                                                          Each of the 30 tents sit on a shady raised platform, with sweeping views over the riverbanks and is
                                                                                          furnished in a classic safari style with modern en suite bathroom with hot shower and amenities.
                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
                                                                                          Prices from £1589 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights Wilson to Mara.

                                                                                            Optional Activities on Offer:
                                                                                            > Exclusive use of vehicle on game drives for a full day: from £450
                                                                                            > Bush Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner: from £48 per person per meal
                                                                                            > Sundowner Reception including canapés and an open bar for 45 minutes from £50 per person
                                                                                            > Mara Ballooning: £275 per person


                      ADDITIONAL LODGES AND CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE, FOR A FULL SELECTION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.SOMAK.CO.UK
                                    Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
36         For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.
Masai Mara National Reserve

 Governors’ Camp

                                                                                        Main Governors’ Camp
                                                                                        The camp has a magical setting, nestled along the banks of the Mara River. Over a century ago it
                                                                                        was reserved, exclusively for Kenya’s colonial governors and royal visitors. The main area offers a
                                                                                        dining tent and open bar. Leisure facilities include health spa, game drives, balloon safari, game
                                                                                        walks and visits to a Masai village or local school. All of the 37 tents have an en suite bathroom
                                                                                        and private verandah.
                                                                                        Prices from £1629 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights Wilson to Mara.


                                                                                        Little Governors’ Camp
                                                                                        An intimate camp surrounding a small watering hole offering an exquisite romantic setting.
                                                                                        Facilities include a dining tent and open bar. There are 17 tents with en suite bathroom with
                                                                                        shower and a private verandah.
                                                                                        Prices from £1699 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights Wilson to Mara.


                                                                                        Il Moran Camp                         CONNOISSEUR
                                                                                                                              COLLECTION
                                                                                        An ideal camp for those seeking luxury and top of the range safari accommodation. Situated in
                                                                                        the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the camp offers an elegant dining tent with views
                                                                                        over the Mara River and an open bar. Leisure facilities include heath spa, game drives, game
                                                                                        walks, hot air balloon safaris and visits to a Masai village. The ten spacious tents have large en
                                                                                        suite bathrooms, big showers and an extended verandah.
                                                                                        Prices from £2129 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights Wilson to Mara.

                                                                                        As an optional extension guests can choose to stay at Mfangano Island Camp which offers a
                                                                                        tranquil retreat. The camp is situated in beautiful tropical gardens set on a secluded bay on the
                                                                                        shores of Lake Victoria. There are six double bedded cottages each with own private verandah.

                                                                                        BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

                                                                                           Optional Activities on Offer:
                                                                                           > Exclusive use of vehicle on game drives for a full day: from £300
                                                                                           > Bush Dinner: £45 per person
                                                                                           > Mara Ballooning: £275 per person




 Ashnil Mara Camp




                                                                                 The camp is perfectly positioned at the confluence of the Mara and Olkeju Rivers in the Masai Mara
                                                                                 National Reserve. Situated in one of the most famous reserves this camp offers an unrivalled position
                                                                                 for wildlife spotting year around and close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration.
                                                                                 Guests can enjoy a restaurant with buffet style meals offering continental and oriental cuisine and
                                                                                 an open-air bar which serves a wide selection of beers, cocktails and liqueurs. A modern lounge
                                                                                 decorated with an African touch is an ideal place to pass the time and relax. A swimming pool is
                                                                                 available for guests to laze around in the afternoons.
                                                                                 Ashnil Mara Camp has 30 luxury tents which sit alongside the riverbank and continue the luxurious
                                                                                 theme of the camp. Each of the tents are beautifully designed and carefully crafted and include en
                                                                                 suite shower, a safe and terrace.
                                                                                 BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
                                                                                 Prices from £1589 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights Wilson to Mara.

                                                                                   Optional Activities on Offer:
                                                                                   > Exclusive use of vehicle on game drives for a full day: from £430
                                                                                   > Bush Barbeque Lunch: £35 per person
                                                                                   > Mara Ballooning: £275 per person


                ADDITIONAL LODGES AND CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE, FOR A FULL SELECTION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.SOMAK.CO.UK
                              Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
     For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.   37
     Masai Mara Private Conservancies

      &Beyond Bateleur Camp                                CONNOISSEUR
                                                           COLLECTION


                                                                                                   The camp is set in a private conservancy at the foot of Oloololo Escarpment on the fringes
                                                                                                   of a riverine forest overlooking the Mara plains. Bush breakfasts, sundowners and
                                                                                                   candlelit dinners offer an unforgettable experience of the African bush.

                                                                                                   Leisure facilities include a lap pool, day and night game drives and guided nature walks.
                                                                                                   18 tents which are split between two intimate camps, each have a shower and private
                                                                                                   deck. Also includes soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirit and beers, teas and coffees
                                                                                                   and refreshments on game drives.

                                                                                                   BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits,
                                                                                                   beers, teas and coffees and laundry.

                                                                                                   Prices from £2169 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights Wilson
                                                                                                   to Mara.

                                                                                                     Optional Activities on Offer:
                                                                                                     > Exclusive use of vehicle on game drives for a full day: from £300
                                                                                                     > Masai Village Visit: from £25 per person
                                                                                                     > To visit the Masai Mara National Reserve book and pay locally
                                                                                                     > Mara Ballooning: £275 per person




      Cottars 1920s Safari Camp                              CONNOISSEUR
                                                             COLLECTION


                                                                                                   With over 80 years safari experience, the Cottar family provide guests with the highest
                                                                                                   standards of personalised and professional guiding. The old fashioned camp, situated in
                                                                                                   a private conservancy in south-eastern Masai Mara, offers stylish accommodation
                                                                                                   combined with traditional safari activities, such as bush meals and sundowners.

                                                                                                   Leisure facilities include swimming pool, day and night game drives, guided bush walks,
                                                                                                   river swimming and fishing. There are ten en suite canvas tents of which four are family
                                                                                                   tents, all luxuriously furnished with original 1920s safari antiques.

                                                                                                   BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wines, non luxury spirits
                                                                                                   and laundry. Champagne, special wines and luxury spirits are additional.

                                                                                                   Prices from £2629 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights Wilson
                                                                                                   to Mara.


                                                                                                     Optional Activities on Offer:
                                                                                                     > Exclusive use of vehicle on game drives for a full day: from £300
                                                                                                     > To visit the Masai Mara National Reserve book and pay locally
                                                                                                     > Mara Ballooning: £275 per person




      Royal Mara Safari Lodge
                                                                                                   This luxury tented camp, situated on the banks of the Mara River has a spectacular
                                                                                                   location in the game rich Mara North Conservancy, only 10 minutes from Leopard Gorge.
                                                                                                   Meals in amazing bush settings, sundowners and personalized service provide an
                                                                                                   authentic African safari experience.

                                                                                                   Leisure facilities include day and night game drives in 4x4 vehicles, guided bush walks and
                                                                                                   Masai village visits. The eight luxury riverfront suites are built on raised wooden decks
                                                                                                   offering en suite bathroom, mini bar and verandah with chaise longue. A personal
                                                                                                   attendant is at your service.

                                                                                                   BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Optional at £20 per person per night for
                                                                                                   soft drinks, beer, house wines and local brand spirits).

                                                                                                   Prices from £1690 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights Wilson
                                                                                                   to Mara.

                                                                                                     Optional Activities on Offer:
                                                                                                     > Exclusive use of vehicle on game drives for a full day: from £250
                                                                                                     > For every 3 nights stay guests can have a complimentary game drive in the Masai
                                                                                                       Mara National Reserve
                                                                                                     > Mara Ballooning: £275 per person



                      ADDITIONAL LODGES AND CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE, FOR A FULL SELECTION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.SOMAK.CO.UK
                                    Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
38         For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.
Masai Mara Private Conservancies

 Mara Porini Camp
                                                                                             A small camp set in the exclusive conservancy of Ol Kinyei, offering tented accommodation
                                                                                             for a personal safari experience. This 9,000 acre wildlife conservancy is home to over 20 lions
                                                                                             and all the other big game, and access is reserved only for the 12 guests in the camp. The
                                                                                             camp has an outdoor dining area serving excellent food prepared by the camp chef and
                                                                                             served by hospitable Masai staff. Activities include day and night game drives, sundowners
                                                                                             and guided walks. Each of the six spacious tents are en suite.
                                                                                             Porini also have the Porini Lion Camp which is situated in the Olare Orok Conservancy. The
                                                                                             camp has a dining and lounge area and ten en suite tents. Activities include day and night
                                                                                             game drives in open sided 4x4 vehicles.

                                                                                             BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, house wines, beer, gin & tonic.
                                                                                             Both camps are shut from 16 April-31 May 2011.
                                                                                             Mara Porini Camp: Prices from £1879 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return
                                                                                             flights Wilson to Mara.
                                                                                             Porini Lion Camp: Prices from £1939 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return
                                                                                             flights Wilson to Mara.
                                                                                               Optional Activities on Offer:
                                                                                               > Exclusive use of vehicle on game drives for a full day: from £330
                                                                                               > For every 3 nights stay guests can have a complimentary game drive in the Masai
                                                                                                 Mara National Reserve
                                                                                               > Mara Ballooning: £275 per person




 Kicheche Mara Camp
                                                                                             A bush hideaway in the heart of the African wilderness, in the Mara North Conservancy.
                                                                                             Unfenced and secluded the camp infringes so little on the surrounding natural environment
                                                                                             that animals wander through the grounds at any time. The camp offers alfresco dining,
                                                                                             lounge, dining tent and a bar. Game drives and walking safaris are available. There are seven
                                                                                             tents with en suite bathroom and a verandah.
                                                                                             Kicheche also have the Kicheche Bush Camp in Olare Orok Conservancy offering a classical
                                                                                             intimate camp experience with six spacious tents overlooking the plains.
                                                                                             Both camps are shut from April – May.
                                                                                             BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner, drinks (wines, beers, sodas & local spirits -
                                                                                             excluding champagne); unlimited game-viewing drives and bush walks and laundry.
                                                                                             Kicheche Mara Camp: Prices from £1849 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including
                                                                                             return flights Wilson to Mara.
                                                                                             Kicheche Bush Camp: Prices from £1919 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including
                                                                                             return flights Wilson to Mara.
                                                                                               Optional Activities on Offer:
                                                                                               > Exclusive use of vehicle on game drives for a full day: from £250
                                                                                               > Fly-Camping available from Kicheche Bush Camp from £70 per person per night
                                                                                               > For every 3 nights stay guests can have a complimentary game drive in the Masai
                                                                                                 Mara National Reserve
                                                                                               > Mara Ballooning: £275 per person




 Karen Blixen Camp
                                                                                             A camp offering an authentic ‘yesteryear’ experience with the luxury facilities of today.
                                                                                             Situated in the Mara North Conservancy on the banks of the Mara River with fantastic
                                                                                             views of the animals who come to drink throughout the day. The camp offers a
                                                                                             restaurant, bar and lounge area.

                                                                                             Leisure facilities include a swimming pool. There are 22 tents, 19 set along the riverbank
                                                                                             and 3 situated on a raised platform with incredible views of the area. Each tent has an en
                                                                                             suite bathroom, spacious verandah and is furnished for an ultimate luxury camping
                                                                                             experience.

                                                                                             BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

                                                                                             Prices from £1719 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights Wilson
                                                                                             to Mara.

                                                                                               Optional Activities on Offer:
                                                                                               > Exclusive use of vehicle on game drives for a full day: from £330
                                                                                               > Bush Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner: from £28 per person per meal
                                                                                               > To visit the Masai Mara National Reserve book and pay locally
                                                                                               > Mara Ballooning: £275 per person



                ADDITIONAL LODGES AND CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE, FOR A FULL SELECTION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.SOMAK.CO.UK
                              Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
     For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.    39
     Out of Africa                                                                                                                                          Samburu 3
                                                                                                                                                                        Mt Kenya

                                                                                                                                                                   • Nairobi
                                                                                                                                                        3
                                                                                                                                                        Masai Mara
     This flying safari offers an incredible journey incorporating the more remote parts of Samburu and the
     world-famous plains of the Masai Mara. The six-night itinerary begins in Samburu National Reserve, home to
     some of the most unique wildlife in Kenya and a host of birds. The Masai Mara offers plenty of opportunity
     to spot plains game and the big five.


     Flying Safari –                          Samburu/Lewa Downs and Masai Mara

     Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                                            WHERE NEXT
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.
                                                                             Complement your Out of Africa Safari
     Day 2 Samburu/Lewa Downs
     Fly by light aircraft to Samburu National Reserve/Lewa
                                                                             with a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu,
     Downs (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes) and transfer to                   Zanzibar, Seychelles or Mauritius.
     your accommodation. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon
     game drive. Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (l,d)
     Days 3–4 Samburu/Lewa Downs
     Two further nights on full board with early morning and
     late afternoon game drives. Overnight at your chosen
     accommodation. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                 IDEAL FOR
     Days 5–7 Masai Mara
                                                                           > Sampling the more remote areas of
     Light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara (approximately 1                Samburu/Lewa Downs
     hour 30 minutes). Three nights with game drives.
                                                                           > Spotting unique wildlife and a variety of birds
     Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)
     Day 8 Extension or Heathrow                                                                  INCLUDES
     Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour).              > All internal flights in Kenya
     Proceed with your chosen extension or return to                       > 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
     Heathrow. (b)

     Things to note:
     This itinerary is fully flexible and the number of days at each location can be increased or decreased.
     Day 2 – Airport change from Nairobi International to Wilson, Nairobi’s domestic airport.
                                                                                                                                        MARA BALLOONING OPTION
     Day 8 – If you are not extending your safari to the beach there is the option to take the afternoon flight to Nairobi
     Wilson Airport including lunch in the Mara (£45). Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa – £265 (includes lunch in
     the Mara).
     The internal light aircraft flights may operate via various airstrips en route.
     Internal light aircraft flights can be arranged on an exclusive charter basis which offers total flexibility and exclusivity to
     your party at an affordable supplement.
     Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
     This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to availability. If any element is
     not available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
                                                                                                                                        £275   per person when pre-booked in the UK

     A higher deposit may be required at time of booking.                                                                                          Call 020 8423 3000



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         CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION IN AND AROUND SAMBURU & LEWA DOWNS


                        Ashnil Samburu Camp
Set south of the Ewaso Nyiro River, in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve. A stay
here gives unrivalled game viewing, with the river drawing in great numbers
of wildlife to its banks. The camp offers a restaurant, bar and verandah deck
overlooking the river. Leisure facilities include a pool, guided nature walks
and massage. The 24 luxury tents are spread across the lush ground, each
with fan, shower room, safe and terrace.




                                                                                                       Saruni Samburu
                                                                                                       A beautiful small property surrounded by 95 hectares of private wildlife conservancy. An important part of
                                                                                                       the experience here are the traditions and semi-nomadic heritage of the local Samburu people. Facilities
                                                                                                       include bush meals, sundowners, swimming pool, day and night game drives and guided bush walks.
                                                                                                       There are four spacious houses (of which two are family houses) all with en suite bathrooms and private
                                                                                                       seating/dining area.




Larsens                                                                                                                                                                             Samburu Intrepids
This tented camp, situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River,
offers colonial elegance. There is a dining room, river front deck for
                                                                                                                                                                                    A luxurious tented lodge perched on the
breakfast and lunch, a bar and lounge. Leisure facilities include
                                                                                                                                                                                    banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the wild
swimming pool, jacuzzi, game drives, Samburu dancing and Eseriani
                                                                                                                                                                                    heartlands of the Samburu Reserve. Facilities
Spa. All of the 20 airy tents have an en suite bathroom with shower.
                                                                                                                                                                                    include a riverfront dining deck, bush
                                                                                                                                                                                    breakfasts       and      dinners,  romantic
                                                                                                                                                                                    sundowners and open-air lounge area.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Leisure facilities include swimming pool with
                                                                                                                                                                                    sunbathing terrace, kids’ club, camel and
                                                                                                                                                                                    walking safaris and game drives. Each of the
                                                                                                                                                                                    30 modern tents has an en suite bathroom.



                                                                                                                          Lewa Safari Camp
                                                                                                                          Set in a stunning location within a 65,000 acre wildlife conservancy of the Lewa
                                                                                                                          Wilderness Trust, this camp offers spectacular views of Mount Kenya to the south and
                                                                                                                          arid lowlands to the north. The central area has exquisite gardens with a large sunny
                                                                                                                          verandah and a swimming pool for guests to enjoy during the day. The cosy lounge and
                                                                                                                          dining room with log fires are the perfect place to relax in the chilly evenings. Activities
                                                                                                                          available include game drives in 4x4 vehicles, guided bush walks, bush breakfasts and
                                                                                                                          sundowners. Each of the 12 thatched roof tents has an en suite bathroom and verandah.
                                                                                                                          Also includes soft drinks, beer, house wine and laundry service.

   Borana Lodge
A rustic yet luxurious family-run lodge
which is set on a vast, wildlife-rich, working
cattle ranch, offering a wide diversity of
wildlife. There is a dining room and bar.
Leisure facilities include a swimming pool,
game viewing, horse riding, biking, lake
fishing and bird watching. The eight large,
tastefully furnished, thatched cottage
rooms are all equipped with bath, fireplace
and verandah. Also includes soft drinks,
beer, house wine, selected house spirits,
sundowners and laundry service.



For a choice of accommodation in the Masai Mara, please see pages 36-39, or for a full selection please visit our website at www.somak.co.uk


 OUT OF AFRICA – 6 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                            2011                                                                                                                                                            2012
                                                           01 Jan-   01 Mar-   27 Mar-   19 Apr-   23 Apr-   10 Jun-   27 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   28 Sep-   31 Oct-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   19 Dec-   22 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Mar-
                                                           28 Feb    26 Mar    18 Apr    22 Apr    09 Jun    26 Jun     16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug    27 Sep    30 Oct    13 Dec    15 Dec    18 Dec    21 Dec    23 Dec    29 Feb    31 Mar
 Ashnil Samburu Camp and Ashnil Mara Camp                  2764      2634      2534      2596      2476      2498      2698      3110      3236      2824      2764      2534      2557      3165      3367      3496      3045      2895
 Borana Lodge and Main Governors Camp                      3475      3388      3233      3119      3119      3244      3613      4024      4150      3738      3627      3424      3548      4085      4187      4187      3775      3627
                                                            2011                                                                                                                                                            2012
                                                           01 Jan-   01 Mar-   24 Mar-   28 Mar-   21 Jun-   23 Jun-   27 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   20 Sep-   24 Sep-   30 Oct-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   19 Dec-   24 Dec-   26 Dec-   01 Mar-
 Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Mombasa – 13 nights   28 Feb    23 Mar    27 Mar     20 Jun   22 Jun    26 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug     19 Sep   23 Sep    29 Oct    13 Dec    15 Dec    18 Dec    23 Dec    25 Dec    29 Feb    29 Mar
 Ashnil Samburu Camp & Ashnil Mara Camp + Serena Beach Hotel 3371 3241 3038              2971      3036      3117      3317      3842      3442      3383      3383      3216      3467      4063      4386      3922      3710      3583
 Borana Lodge & Main Governors Camp + Tijara                 4712 4626 4481              4289      4413      4691      5060      5585      5185      5060      4928      4886      5225      5965      6067      5393      5200      4982
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                         Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                         41
     Wings Over Kenya                                                                                                                       Samburu 2
                                                                                                                                                         Mt Kenya

                                                                                                                                                      • Nairobi
                                                                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                                        2
                                                                                                                                        Masai Mara
     This seven-night flying safari offers the opportunity to visit three very different game parks. Begin with
     Amboseli National Park with amazing aerial views of Mount Kilimanjaro, before spending time in the                                           2   Amboseli

     dramatic and rugged landscape of Samburu National Reserve. The final destination is the world-famous
     Masai Mara, one of the world’s most enthralling wildlife theatres.



     Flying Safari –                         Amboseli, Samburu and Masai Mara

     Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                      Days 7–8 Masai Mara
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                           Transfer by light aircraft to the Masai Mara (1 hour 30
                                                                       minutes). Two nights with game drives. Overnight at
     Day 2 Nairobi                                                     your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)
     On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure.
     Overnight: Ole Sereni Hotel.                                      Day 9 Extension or Heathrow
                                                                       Transfer by light aircraft to Nairobi (45 minutes), then
     Day 3 Amboseli                                                    proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to
     Fly by light aircraft to the Amboseli National Park               Heathrow. (b)
     (45 minutes). Afternoon game drive. Overnight at your                                 WHERE NEXT
     chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)
                                                                           Complement your Wings Over Kenya
     Day 4 Amboseli                                                        Safari with a beach stay in Mombasa,
     Early morning and late afternoon game drives.
                                                                          Lamu, Zanzibar, Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)

     Days 5–6 Samburu
                                                                                               IDEAL FOR
     Transfer by light aircraft to Nairobi (45 minutes), then            > Combining three very different game parks
     connect (plane change) with onward flight to the                                          INCLUDES
     Samburu Game Reserve (1 hour). Two nights with game                 > All internal flights in Kenya
     drives. Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)
                                                                         > 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

     Things to note:
     This itinerary is fully flexible and the number of days at each location can be increased or decreased.
     Day 2 – Airport change from Nairobi International to Wilson, Nairobi’s domestic airport.
     Day 9 – If you are not extending your safari to the beach there is the option to take the afternoon flight to Nairobi
     Wilson Airport including lunch in the Mara (£45). Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa – £265 (includes lunch in
     the Mara).
     The internal light aircraft flights may operate via various airstrips en route.
     Internal light aircraft flights can be arranged on an exclusive charter basis which offers total flexibility and exclusivity to
     your party at an affordable supplement.
     Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
     This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to availability. If any element is
     not available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
     A higher deposit may be required at time of booking.



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                                 CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION IN AND AROUND AMBOSELI


                                                                                                    Ol Tukai Lodge
                                                                                             Situated at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro,
                                                                                             the lodge is made of wood, local slate and
                                                                                             stone, blending perfectly into the African
                                                                                             savannah. The lodge has a restaurant
                                                                                             opening onto a verandah, a lounge and
                                                                                             two bars. Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                             swimming pool, table tennis and game
                                                                                             drives. There are 80 rooms with en suite
                                                                                             shower, telephone and safe.
                                                                                             Kibo Villa
                                                                                             Set within the grounds of Ol Tukai, the villa
                                                                                             has three en suite bedrooms with direct
                                                                                             views of the mountain, a lounge, dining
                                                                                             room, barbeque area and large verandah.
                                                                                             The villa can be hired exclusively or on an
                                                                                             individual room basis.




                                                                                                         Amboseli Serena Lodge
                                                                                                         A traditional lodge with a glorious backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro. Offers a
                                                                                                         dining room with a selection of international menus, buffets and barbeques plus a bar and lounge.
                                                                                                         Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, sundowners, traditional feasts and tribal dancing.
                                                                                                         All of the 92 luxury rooms are en suite.




Amboseli Porini Camp
A small eco-friendly camp which offers a high quality safari
experience away from the mass market track has been built in
a similar style to a traditional safari camp.

Situated in the 15,000 acre Selenkay Conservancy, near the
northern border of Amboseli National Park. The camp has an
outdoor dining area and a central mess, serving as a lounge
area. Activities include day and night game drives, escorted
bush walks, visits to a traditional Masai village and
sundowners. Each of the nine spacious tents has an en suite
bathroom.


                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tortilis Camp
               MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                                                                                                                                            This charming rustic tented camp is
                                                                                                                                                                                                 built into the side of a hill, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                 incredible views of Mount
                                                                         £275                                                                                                                    Kilimanjaro which is directly
                                                                                                                                                                                                 opposite. Offers spacious dining
                                                                       per person
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and lounge areas, bush breakfasts,
                                                                     when pre-booked                                                                                                             hilltop sundowners, swimming
                                                                                                                                                                                                 pool, game drives and bush walks.
                                                                        in the UK                                                                                                                All of the 17 tents are spacious
                                                                                                                                                                                                 with en suite bathroom with
                                                                            Call                                                                                                                 shower and a large verandah.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 There is also a family house
                                                                     020 8423 3000                                                                                                               featuring two en suite bedrooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and a dining/seating area.


For a choice of accommodation in the Samburu Game Reserve, please see page 41 and for the Masai Mara, please see pages 36-39, or for a full selection
please visit our website at www.somak.co.uk


WINGS OVER KENYA – 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                            2011                                                                                                                                                             2012
                                                           01 Jan-    26 Jan-   23 Feb-   01 Mar-   27 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   26 Oct-   28 Oct-   16 Dec    17 Dec    18 Dec    19 Dec    20 Dec-   24 Dec-   28 Dec-   24 Feb-
                                                           25 Jan     22 Feb    28 Feb    26 Jun     16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug     25 Oct   27 Oct    15 Dec                                            23 Dec    27 Dec    23 Feb    31 Mar
Ol Tukai Lodge, Ashnil Samburu & Ashnil Mara               2889        2928     2902      2831       2900     3312      3438      3026      2885      2813      3298      3433      3559      3649      3688      3198      3198      3121
Amboseli Serena Ashnil Samburu & Mara Serena               2987        3059     2967      2943       3075     3487      3612      3201      3049      2976      3459      3552      3632      3722      3899      3437      3294      3161
                                                            2011                                                                                                                                                             2012
                                                           01 Jan-    22 Feb-   22 Mar-   21 Apr-   29 May-   09 Jun-   27 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   25 Oct-   10 Dec-   12 Dec-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   24 Dec-   28 Dec-   01 Mar-
Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Zanzibar – 14 nights   21 Feb     21 Mar    20 Apr    28 May     08 Jun   26 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug     24 Oct   09 Dec    11 Dec    13 Dec    15 Dec    17 Dec    23 Dec    27 Dec    29 Feb    28 Mar
Ol Tukai, Ashnil Samburu & Ashnil Mara + Bluebay Beach Resort 3679       3665 3422        3220       3372     3489      3723      4306      3808      3633      3638      3807      4018      4638      4934      4353      4106      3917
Amboseli Serena, Ashnil Samburu & Mara Serena + Zanzibar Serena Inn 3894 3749 3571        3608       3643     3790      3921      4447      4047      3842      3659      3749      3891      4444      4836      4396      4224      3927
SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                          Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                 For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                         43
                                                                                                                          Elsa’s Kopje



     Elsa’s Footsteps                                                                                                                        Samburu 3
                                                                                                                                                           3 Meru
                                                                                                                                                         Mt Kenya
                                                                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                                                                    •   Nairobi
                                                                                                                                         3
                                                                                                                                         Masai Mara
     This breathtaking ten-day flying safari combines the dry and beautiful bush country of the Meru
     National Park, the rugged landscape of the Samburu National Reserve and finally the open rolling
     grasslands of the Masai Mara plains.


     Flying Safari –                     Meru, Samburu and Masai Mara

     Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                              Days 10–11 Masai Mara
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                   Time spent in the famous Masai Mara enjoying morning
                                                               and afternoon game drives. Overnight at your chosen
     Day 2 Nairobi                                             accommodation. (b,l,d)
     On arrival transfer to your accommodation for a day at
     leisure or choose from a selection of optional            Day 12 Extension or Heathrow
     excursions. Overnight: Ole Sereni Hotel.                  Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour).
                                                               Proceed with your chosen extension or return to
     Day 3 Meru                                                Heathrow. (b)
     Light aircraft flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport to
     Meru (Approximately 1 hour). Transfer to your
     accommodation. Afternoon game drive. Overnight at                          WHERE NEXT
     your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)
                                                                Complement your Elsa’s Footsteps Safari
     Days 4–5 Meru                                               with a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu,
     Enjoy two days with morning and afternoon game                Zanzibar, Seychelles or Mauritius.
     drives with time to relax. Overnight at your chosen
     accommodation. (b,l,d)

     Day 6 Samburu
     Light aircraft flight from Meru to Samburu
     (approximately 30 minutes). On arrival transfer to your
     accommodation. Lunch followed by an afternoon game
     drive. Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)

                                                                                    IDEAL FOR
     Days 7–8 Samburu
     Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with time to       > Staying in small camps which can be booked
                                                                  exclusively
     relax. Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)
                                                                > Staying in remote areas of Kenya
     Day 9 Masai Mara                                           > Those wishing to spend a little longer than
     Light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara (approximately       average on safari
     1 hour 30 minutes). On arrival transfer to your
     accommodation. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game
                                                                                    INCLUDES
     drive. Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)
                                                                > All internal flights in Kenya
                                                                > 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners



44
                                         CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION IN AND AROUND MERU


                                                                                                              Leopard Rock Lodge

                                                                                                              The lodge overlooks a river, host to
                                                                                                              hippos, crocodiles and many
                                                                                                              species of birds. The area is
                                                                                                              unfenced,       allowing        close
                                                                                                              encounters with wildlife. The lodge
                                                                                                              offers fine cuisine in an open
                                                                                                              restaurant, an intimate lounge,
                                                                                                              covered bar lounges and a
                                                                                                              fireplace. Facilities include a
                                                                                                              swimming pool with island bar,
                                                                                                              game drives, bird watching, guided
                                                                                                              nature    walks     and      magical
                                                                                                              sundowners. The 15 luxury
                                                                                                              cottages all have a private terrace.




                                                                                                         Offbeat Meru
                                                                                                         Located on the edge of Meru National Park in the Bisanadi National Reserve, this camp offers an exclusive
                                                                                                         experience in a remote wilderness. The surrounding landscape varies from open savannah plains to
                                                                                                         riverine forest and swamps, and is home to the big five and a wide variety of birdlife. The central area of
                                                                                                         the camp offers home cooked meals in the mess tent and a tented sitting room and bar for guests to
                                                                                                         relax. Leisure facilities include an infinity swimming pool, game drives and cultural visits. All of the six tents
                                                                                                         are equipped with an en suite shower. Also includes drinks (excluding premium brands) and laundry. The
                                                                                                         camp is closed May and November.




                                                  Elsa’s Kopje             CONNOISSEUR
                                                                           COLLECTION

This lodge has been made famous by the film ‘born free’ and George
Adamson’s lions. The lodge is invisible to the eye as you approach the kopje.
Facilities include a dining room, lounge and bar. Guests can enjoy a
swimming pool, massages, day and night game drives and bush walks.
Accommodation is in 10 open-plan cottages with en suite bathrooms and
offers the ultimate ‘room with a view’. Also includes soft drinks, beer, house
wine, non-luxury spirits, sundowners and laundry service.


For a choice of accommodation in the Samburu Game Reserve, please see page 41 and for the Masai Mara, please see pages 36-39, or for a full selection
please visit our website at www.somak.co.uk

                                                                                                                           Things to note:
                         MARA BALLOONING OPTION
                                                                                                                           This itinerary is fully flexible and the number of days at each location can be increased or
                                                                                                                           decreased.
                                                                                           £275                            Day 12 – If you are not extending your safari to the beach there is the option to take the
                                                                                                                           afternoon flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport including lunch in the Mara (£45). Option to
                                                                                          per person
                                                                                                                           fly from the Mara to Mombasa – £265 (includes lunch in the Mara).
                                                                                    when pre-booked                        Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                                                                                                           The internal light aircraft flights may operate via various airstrips en route.
                                                                                          in the UK
                                                                                                                           Internal light aircraft flights can be arranged on an exclusive charter basis which offers total
                                                                                             Call                          flexibility and exclusivity to your party at an affordable supplement.
                                                                                                                           This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to
                                                                                     020 8423 3000
                                                                                                                           availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
                                                                                                                           A higher deposit may be required at time of booking.

 ELSA’S FOOTSTEPS (Elsa's Kopje, Ashnil Samburu Camp & Ashnil Mara Camp) – 10 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                          2012
                                                            01 Jan-   12 Mar-   07 Jun-   25 Jun-   27 Jun-     17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   27 Sep-   29 Sep-   27 Oct-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   24 Dec-   25 Feb-   12 Mar-   14 Mar-
                                                            11 Mar    06 Jun    24 Jun    26 Jun     16 Jul     18 Jul    19 Aug    26 Sep    28 Sep    26 Oct    13 Dec    15 Dec    17 Dec    23 Dec    24 Feb    11 Mar    13 Mar    31 Mar
 Safari Only                                                4030      3824      3860      3968      4146        4558      4683      4272      4153      4034      3804      4047      4659      4907      4378      4253      4134      3968
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                    2012
                                                            01 Jan-   01 Mar-   13 Mar-   19 Mar-   07 Jun-    19 Jun-    27 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec    17 Dec    18 Dec    19 Dec-   21 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Mar-   13 Mar-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 16 nights                      28 Feb    12 Mar    18 Mar    06 Jun    18 Jun     26 Jun      16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug    15 Dec                                  20 Dec    23 Dec    29 Feb    12 Mar    27 Mar
 + Serena Beach Hotel & Spa                                 4460      4330      4177      4021      4166        4410      4588      4988      5113      4713      5078      5269      5461      5601      5431      4858      4709      4543
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                    2012
                                                            01 Jan-   24 Feb-   12 Mar-   14 Mar-   07 Jun-    26 Jun-    17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   27 Sep-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   24 Dec-   26 Dec-   01 Jan-   12 Mar-   14 Mar-
 Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Zanzibar – 17 nights   23 Feb    11 Mar    13 Mar     06 Jun   25 Jun      16 Jul    18 Jul    19 Aug     26 Sep   13 Dec    15 Dec    17 Dec    23 Dec    25 Dec    31 Dec    11 Mar    13 Mar    27 Mar
 + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach              4589     4474    4361                         4208      4420        4696      5118      5243      4821      4702      4870      5471      5718      5150      5048      4946      4739      4573
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                          Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                 For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                           45
     Lakes & Plains                                                                                                                          Mt Kenya
                                                                                                                             Naivasha 2
                                                                                                                                          • Nairobi
                                                                                                                               3
                                                                                                                                Masai Mara
     This short, flying safari allows you to contrast one of the Great Rift Valley Lakes, Naivasha, and its
     attractive surroundings with the plains of the world-famous Masai Mara.




     Flying Safari –                       Naivasha and Masai Mara

     Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                Days 5–6 Masai Mara
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                     Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
                                                                 breakfast at the camp, or take an early morning balloon
     Day 2 Lake Naivasha                                         safari over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush
     Met on arrival and transferred to the Somak Safari          breakfast (optional extra). The rest of the morning is at
     Lounge. Freshen up before departing for Daphne              leisure. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive.
     Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage (open only between           Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)
     11am-12 noon), in Nairobi National Park. Enjoy lunch at
     the world-famous Carnivore Restaurant before                Day 7 Extension or Heathrow
     transferring to Wilson Airport for your light aircraft      Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour).
     flight to Naivasha (approximately 30 minutes). Met and      Proceed with your chosen extension or return to
     transferred to your chosen accommodation with the rest      Heathrow. (b)
     of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight at your chosen
     accommodation. (l,d)
                                                                                  WHERE NEXT
     Day 3 Lake Naivasha
     Early breakfast before going on a game drive in               Complement your Lakes & Plains Safari
     either Hells Gate National Park, Lake Nakuru                  with a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu,
     National Park or the privately-owned Oserian                    Zanzibar, Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Wildlife Sanctuary (exclusive to guests of Chui Lodge
     and Kiangazi House) in search of the local wildlife.
     Return to your chosen accommodation with the
     rest of the day at leisure, or enjoy the wide range of
     activities offered. Overnight at your chosen
     accommodation. (b.l.d)

     Day 4 Masai Mara
                                                                                      IDEAL FOR
     After breakfast, the choice of an early morning boat ride
     on Lake Naivasha, or a guided nature walk. After lunch       > Combining Lakes and the Masai Mara on a short
                                                                    safari
     fly by light aircraft to the Masai Mara Game Reserve
     (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes). Met on arrival at the
     airstrip and transferred to your chosen accommodation                             INCLUDES
     with a short game drive en route. Overnight at your          > A visit to the Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi
     chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)
                                                                  > All internal flights within Kenya
                                                                  > 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners



46
                                CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION IN AND AROUND NAIVASHA


                                  Kiangazi House
A beautiful country house, situated on a hill amongst colourful gardens
in the Great Rift Valley, with spectacular views of Lake Naivasha. There
are only 5 rooms with en suite bathrooms. Facilities include a swimming
pool and tennis court. Activities offered are day and night game drives
in the adjacent private 20,000 acre Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary with
wildlife including white rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes and
giraffes. Also offered are sundowner, guided bush walks, bird watching
and boat trips & fishing on Lake Naivasha. Includes soft drinks, mineral
water, beers & house wines.




                                                                                                  Chui Lodge
                                                                                                  Situated in the privately-owned 20,000 acre Oserian
                                                                                                  Wildlife Sanctuary, just above the shores of Lake
                                                                                                  Naivasha overlooking a waterhole. There are 8
                                                                                                  luxurious cottages, each with its own fireplace, an
                                                                                                  en suite bathroom and a verandah. Leisure facilities
                                                                                                  include a heated swimming pool, day and night
                                                                                                  game drives in the Sanctuary with wildlife including
                                                                                                  white rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, giraffes
                                                                                                  and zebras. Also offers sundowner, guided bush
                                                                                                  walks, bird watching and boat trips & fishing on
                                                                                                  Lake Naivasha. Includes soft drinks, mineral water,
                                                                                                  beers & house wines.




                    Loldia House
Situated on the western shores of Lake Naivasha,
nestling under acacia and wild fig trees, Loldia House is
an old farmhouse on a ranch. Built around a courtyard
where the main archway offers a stunning view of the                                                                                                                            MUCH MORE
dormant volcano Mount Longonot. The dining room                                                                                                                    All guests staying at Chui Lodge and Kiangazi House
and lounge are decorated in colonial style. Leisure                                                                                                                have the opportunity to visit the nearby Oserian Flower
facilities include golf, tennis, day and night game drives,                                                                                                        Farm, one of the largest growers and producers of ‘cut
boat rides on Lake Naivasha, walking safaris, bird                                                                                                                 flowers’ in the world. The sheer expanse of the flower
watching, cultural visits and a day trip to Lake Nakuru                                                                                                            fields are home to nearly every colour and scent
National Park. The eight rooms all have an en suite                                                                                                                imaginable. Roses and carnations, to name a few are
bathroom with shower.                                                                                                                                              exported in their millions to international markets.


For a choice of accommodation in the Masai Mara, please see pages 36-39, or for a full selection please visit our website at www.somak.co.uk


                                                                      Things to note:
   MARA BALLOONING OPTION
                                                                      This itinerary is fully flexible and the number of days at each location can be increased or decreased.
                                                                      You can depart one day earlier from the UK and spend a night in Nairobi.
                                               £275
                                                                      Day 7 – If you are not extending your safari to the beach there is the option to take the afternoon flight to Nairobi Wilson
                                             per person               Airport including lunch in the Mara (£45). Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa – £265 (includes lunch in the Mara).
                                                                      Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                         when pre-booked              The internal light aircraft flights may operate via various airstrips en route.
                                              in the UK               Internal light aircraft flights can be arranged on an exclusive charter basis which offers total flexibility and exclusivity to your
                                                                      party at an affordable supplement.
                                                 Call                 Most of the smaller camps featured can be booked on an exclusive basis.
                                          020 8423 3000               This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not
                                                                      available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
                                                                      A higher deposit may be required at time of booking.


 LAKES & PLAINS – 5 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                         2011                                                                                                                                                                      2012
                                                        01 Jan-   27 Mar-   29 Mar-   28 Jun-   30 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   26 Sep-   28 Sep-   30 Oct-   11 Dec-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   19 Dec-   21 Dec-   24 Dec-   30 Dec-
                                                        26 Mar    28 Mar    27 Jun    29 Jun     16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug    25 Sep    27 Sep    29 Oct    10 Dec    13 Dec    15 Dec    18 Dec    20 Dec    23 Dec    29 Dec    31 Mar
 Kiangazi House & Royal Mara Safari Lodge               2507      2425      2452      2634      2737      3149      3274      2862      2712      2530      2484      2384      2518      2995      3221      3380      2968      2783
 Loldia House & Main Governors Camp                     2655      2542      2387      2477      2758      3170      3295      2883      2824      2824      2689      2690      2857      3334      3334      3334      2923      2885
                                                         2011                                                                                                                                                                      2012
                                                        01 Jan-   26 Mar-   23 Jun-   28 Jun-   30 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   21 Sep-   25 Sep-   28 Sep-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   21 Dec-   24 Dec-   26 Dec-   28 Dec-   30 Dec-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 11 nights                  25 Mar    22 Jun    27 Jun    29 Jun     16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug     20 Sep   24 Sep    27 Sep    13 Dec    15 Dec    20 Dec    23 Dec    25 Dec    27 Dec    29 Dec    30 Mar
 Kiangazi House & Royal Mara Safari Lodge + Tijara 3745 3513 3899                     4081      4184      4584      4709      4309      4184      4052      3780      4088      5101      5237      4677      4494      4311      4127
 Loldia House & Main Governors Camp + Tijara       3892 3684 3770                     3924      4205      4605      4731      4331      4205      4073      4073      4428      5214      5214      4632      4449      4246      4228
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                         Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                      47
     Peaks & Plains                                                                                                                         Nanyuki 3
                                                                                                                                                        • Mt Kenya
                                                                                                                                                   • Nairobi
                                                                                                                                        3
                                                                                                                                        Masai Mara
     This flying safari combines two must see areas, Kenya’s highest mountain, Mount Kenya sitting
     astride the equator with its snow-capped summit, and the Masai Mara, one of the world’s most
     famous game parks, home to the incredible annual wildebeest migration.


     Flying Safari –                         Nanyuki and Masai Mara

     Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                      Day 8 Extension or Heathrow
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                           Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour).
                                                                       Proceed with your chosen extension or return to
     Day 2 Nanyuki                                                     Heathrow. (b)
     Fly by light aircraft to Nanyuki, (approximately
     50 minutes) where you will be met and transferred to your                             WHERE NEXT
     accommodation. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game
     drive. Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (l,d)                 Complement your Peaks & Plains Safari
                                                                          with a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu,
     Day 3 Nanyuki                                                          Zanzibar, Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Early morning and late afternoon game drives.
     Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)

     Day 4 Nanyuki                                                                             IDEAL FOR
     Early morning and late afternoon game drives.                       > Combining Mount Kenya with the magnificent
     Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)                       Masai Mara

     Days 5–7 Masai Mara                                                                       INCLUDES
     Light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara (approximately              > All internal flights within Kenya
     1 hour). Three nights with game drives. Overnight at
                                                                         > 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
     your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)


     Things to note:
     This itinerary is fully flexible and the number of days at each location can be increased or decreased.
     Day 2 – Airport change from Nairobi International to Wilson, Nairobi’s domestic airport.
     Day 5 – Flight between Nanyuki to Masai Mara may operate via Wilson Airport, Nairobi.
     Day 8 – If you are not extending your safari to the beach there is the option to take the afternoon flight to Nairobi
     Wilson Airport including lunch in the Mara (£45). Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa – £265 (includes lunch in
     the Mara).
     Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
     The internal light aircraft flights may operate via various airstrips en route.
     Internal light aircraft flights can be arranged on an exclusive charter basis which offers total flexibility and exclusivity to
     your party at an affordable supplement.
     Most of the smaller camps featured can be booked on an exclusive basis.
     This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to availability. If any element is
     not available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
     A higher deposit may be required at time of booking.


48
                                   CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION IN AND AROUND NANYUKI


                                                                                                                  Porini Rhino Camp

                                                                                                              Situated in Ol Pejeta Conservancy,
                                                                                                              amongst shady acacia trees and
                                                                                                              overlooking a wildlife waterhole on
                                                                                                              the banks of a seasonal river. Guests
                                                                                                              can enjoy outdoor dining with
                                                                                                              excellent, high quality meals
                                                                                                              prepared by the camp chef. Leisure
                                                                                                              facilities include day and night
                                                                                                              game drives in 4x4 vehicles,
                                                                                                              sundowners, guided walks and a
                                                                                                              visit to the chimpanzee sanctuary.
                                                                                                              The six spacious tents are all
                                                                                                              equipped with an en suite
                                                                                                              bathroom and solar powered
Kicheche Laikipia Camp                                                                                        electric lights. Also includes soft
This eco-camp overlooks a small waterhole in the centre of the Ol Pejeta                                      drinks, beer, house wine, gin &
Conservancy. Guests can enjoy meals prepared using locally sourced produce,                                   tonic and mineral water.
dining alfresco by day and in the evenings a fire is lit in the inter-connected lounge                        The camp is closed 16 April-31 May.
and dining tent. Leisure facilities include day and night game drives in 4x4 vehicles,
sundowners and guided bush walks. The conservancy is home to the biggest black
rhino population in Kenya, as well as other wildlife. There are six luxurious tents,
all with en suite bathroom. Also includes drinks (excluding champagne), bush
walks and laundry.
The camp is closed 16 April-31 May.




                                                                                                                                                                    Sweetwaters Tented Camp

                                                                                                                                                                    This private reserve is set in savannah grasslands and
                                                                                                                                                                    riverine forests that border the Ewaso Nyiro River,
                                                                                                                                                                    offering a Chimpanzee Sanctuary. There is a restaurant
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club                                                                                                                                    and two bars. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool,
                                                                                                                                                                    massage and beauty room, guided bush walks and night
The club is set in 100 acres of landscaped gardens. Guests can dine in the main restaurant, Tusks and have a                                                        game drives. There are 39 luxury, en suite tents.
choice of two bars. Leisure facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, horseback riding and a 9-hole
golf course. 120 rooms and suites all with en suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, a fully-stocked mini
bar and wood-burning fireplaces. (Dress code is smart casual). There are no game drives available here.



                                                              Ol Pejeta Bush Camp
                                                                                                                                                            MARA BALLOONING OPTION
                                                              A traditional and comfortable bush camp set in                                                                                                                £275
                                                              the Laikipia region on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy,
                                                              along the Ewaso Nyiro River. Guests can enjoy day                                                                                                          per person
                                                              and night game drives and guided wildlife walks
                                                              on open plains and along the river. The six tents,                                                                                                    when pre-booked
                                                              all overlooking the river, offer traditional but
                                                              simple style. Each tent has rechargeable solar                                                                                                                in the UK
                                                              lights, en suite toilet, washstands on verandah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Call
                                                              and traditional safari showers. Also includes soft
                                                              drinks, beers, house wine and laundry.                                                                                                                 020 8423 3000




For a choice of accommodation in the Masai Mara, please see pages 36-39, or for a full selection please visit our website at www.somak.co.uk

 PEAKS & PLAINS – 6 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                                       2012
                                                            01 Jan-   26 Mar-   28 Mar-   30 Mar-   01 Apr-   10 Apr-   31 May-   27 Jun-   10 Jul-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   28 Oct-   01 Nov-   10 Dec-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-    24 Dec-   01 Jan-
                                                            25 Mar    27 Mar    29 Mar    31 Mar    09 Apr    30 May     26 Jun    09 Jul   16 Jul    19 Aug     27 Oct   31 Oct    09 Dec    13 Dec    15 Dec    23 Dec     31 Dec    31 Mar
 Porini Rhino Camp & Mara Porini Camp                       2949      2799      2753      2717      2667       n/a      2854      3240      3240      3777      3365      2979      2637      2637      3065      4183       3745       3148
 Kicheche Laikipia Camp & Kicheche Mara Camp                2954       n/a       n/a       n/a       n/a       n/a      2733      2824      3131      3668      3256      3021      2792      3035      3224      3703       3291       3206
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                                       2012
                                                            01 Jan-   22 Mar-   26 Mar-   10 Apr-   31 May-   27 Jun-   10 Jul-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   28 Oct-   12 Dec-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   26 Dec-   28 Dec-    30 Dec-   01 Jan-
 Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Zanzibar – 13 nights   21 Mar    25 Mar    09 Apr    30 May     26 Jun    09 Jul   16 Jul    19 Aug     27 Oct   11 Dec    13 Dec    15 Dec    23 Dec    25 Dec    27 Dec    29 Dec     31 Dec    29 Mar
 Porini Rhino & Mara Porini + Royal Zanzibar        3666 3442 3323                         n/a      3583      3968      3968      4494      4094      3708      3867      4589      5842      5382      5112      4712       4241       4021
 Kicheche Laikipia & Kicheche Mara + Royal Zanzibar 3671 3539  n/a                         n/a      3462      3553      3860      4385      3985      3845      4266      4748      5362      4928      4659      4389       4136       4079
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                          Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                 For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                          49
     Kenyan Treasures                                                                                                              Laikipia 2
                                                                                                                                                Mt Kenya
                                                                                                                             Naivasha 2    • Nairobi
                                                                                                                               2
                                                                                                                                Masai Mara
     Laikipia, Lake Naivasha and the Masai Mara are the destinations for this six-night safari. Each
     location offers a choice of many activities including day and night game drives, guided bush
     walks, sundowners and much more.


     Flying Safari –                       Laikipia, Naivasha and Masai Mara

     Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                airstrip and transferred to your chosen accommodation
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                     with a short game drive en route. Overnight at your
                                                                 chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)
     Day 2 Laikipia
     Fly by light aircraft to Loisaba (approximately             Days 7–8 Masai Mara
     1 hour 30 minutes). Transfer to your accommodation,         Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
     arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a game   breakfast at the camp or take an early morning balloon
     drive. Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (l,d)        safari over the Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush
                                                                 breakfast (optional extra). The rest of the morning is at
     Day 3 Laikipia                                              leisure. After lunch enjoy a game drive. Overnight at
     A day to spend enjoying the wide range of activities that   your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)
     are available, including day and night game drives.
     Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)             Day 9 Extension or Heathrow
                                                                 Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour).
     Day 4 Lake Naivasha                                         Proceed with your chosen extension or return to
     Light aircraft flight to Naivasha via Nairobi, Wilson       Heathrow. (b)
     Airport (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to Nairobi and
     30 minutes to Naivasha). On arrival in Naivasha, met
     and transferred to your accommodation. Overnight at                          WHERE NEXT
     your chosen accommodation. (b,d)
                                                                 Complement your Kenyan Treasures Safari
     Day 5 Lake Naivasha
                                                                  with a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu,
     Early breakfast before going on a game drive in either         Zanzibar, Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Hells Gate National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park or
     the privately-owned Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary
     (exclusive to guests of Chui Lodge and Kiangazi House)
     in search of the local wildlife. Return to your chosen
     accommodation with the rest of the day at leisure, or                            IDEAL FOR
     enjoy the wide range of activities offered. Overnight at
                                                                  > A visit to the less well known and extremely
     your chosen accommodation. (b.l.d)
                                                                    scenic Laikipia Plateau

     Day 6 Masai Mara
     After breakfast, option of an early morning boat ride on                          INCLUDES
     Lake Naivasha, or a guided nature walk. After lunch fly      > All internal flights within Kenya
     by light aircraft to the Masai Mara Game Reserve             > 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
     (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes). Met on arrival at the


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                                  CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION IN AND AROUND LAIKIPIA


                                                                                   Mutamaiya House

                                                                                   A gracious manor house, with
                                                                                   magnificent views of the savannah below,
                                                                                   a unique opportunity to live the African
                                                                                   dream. Guests can enjoy a lavish sitting
                                                                                   room and large dining room where fine
                                                                                   cuisine is served, and relax at the cliff-top
                                                                                   infinity swimming pool set amongst
                                                                                   wonderful gardens. Activities include day
                                                                                   and night game drives, a visit to Mugie
                                                                                   Rhino Sanctuary, lion tracking, guided
                                                                                   bush walks, bush breakfasts and
                                                                                   sundowners. Also includes soft drinks,
                                                                                   beers, house wines, camel walks, bush
                                                                                   walks and laundry. Closed in January, May
                                                                                   and June.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Loisaba
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wilderness
          Sabuk Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                               A vast private wildlife
A remote luxury lodge in                                                                                                                                                                       conservancy,      boasting
Laikipia,     with    a   deck                                                                                                                                                                 stunning views across the
overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro                                                                                                                                                                    Laikipia Plateau. Offers a
River below. The lodge has a                                                                                                                                                                   dining room and a bar.
main living area, a lounge and                                                                                                                        Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, spa and
a dining room offering                                                                                                                                massage room, day and night game drives, guided bush walks,
excellent cuisine. Leisure                                                                                                                            horse and camel riding, mountain biking and cultural visits. Each of
facilities include a swimming                                                                                                                         the seven lodge rooms has an en suite bathroom and a private deck.
pool, game drives, horse                                                                                                                              Also includes soft drinks, beers, house wines, bush walks and
riding, camel safaris, fishing                                                                                                                        laundry.
and nature walks guided by                                                                                                                            In a completely separate location are the Loisaba Star Beds offering
local Laikipia Masai. Each of                                                                                                                         guests a unique experience to sleep in comfort under the stars. Also
the six open-sided cottages are                                                                                                                       available are Loisaba’s private house and cottage.
unique in design and décor
and all have an en suite
bathroom         and    private
verandah facing the river 150
feet below. Also includes soft
drinks, beers, house wines,
bush walks and laundry.



                                                                              Ol Malo Lodge
          Set within a 3,000 acre private game sanctuary. This stunning bush home is built with natural rock,
          ancient olive wood and thatch. Guests have a choice of dining areas and a spacious sitting room.
          Leisure facilities include a horizon swimming pool, biking, horse riding, camel riding, day and night
          game drives, game walks and overnighting in the lookout by a waterhole, often visited by a variety
          of wildlife. The lodge has four cottages with en suite bathrooms and private verandahs. Also includes
          soft drinks, beers, house wines and laundry. Closed in April, May and November.



For a choice of accommodation in Naivasha, please see page 47 and for the Masai Mara, please see pages 36-39, or for a full selection please visit our website
at www.somak.co.uk

                                                                        Things to note:
   MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                               This itinerary is fully flexible and the number of days at each location can be increased or decreased.
                                                                        You can depart one day earlier from the UK and spend a night in Nairobi.
                                                £275                    Day 2 – Airport change from Nairobi International to Wilson, Nairobi’s domestic airport.
                                                                        Day 4 – Lunch is at your own expense and can be taken at Nairobi, Wilson Airport between your flights.
                                               per person               Day 9 – If you are not extending your safari to the beach there is the option to take the afternoon flight to Nairobi Wilson
                                                                        Airport including lunch in the Mara (£45). Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa – £265 (includes lunch in the Mara).
                                          when pre-booked
                                                                        Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                                in the UK               The internal light aircraft flights may operate via various airstrips en route.
                                                   Call                 Internal light aircraft flights can be arranged on an exclusive charter basis which offers total flexibility and exclusivity to your
                                                                        party at an affordable supplement.
                                            020 8423 3000               This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not
                                                                        available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
                                                                        A higher deposit may be required at time of booking.

 KENYAN TREASURES – 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                           2011                                                                                                                                                            2012
                                                          01 Jan-   31 Jan-   14 Mar-   28 Mar-   16 Apr-   29 Apr-   30 May-   10 Jun-   30 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   29 Sep-   27 Oct-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   28 Dec-   01 Jan-   31 Jan-
                                                          30 Jan    13 Mar    27 Mar    15 Apr    28 Apr    29 May     09 Jun   29 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug    28 Sep    26 Oct    15 Dec    23 Dec    27 Dec    31 Dec    30 Jan    31 Mar
 Mutamaiya House, Chui Lodge & Royal Mara Safari Lodge n/a          3266      3230      3116      2974       n/a       n/a       n/a      3518      4138      3726      3307      3266      4258      3846      3662       n/a      3499
 Loisaba, Loldia House and Ashnil Mara Camp            3513         3489      3337      3031      3071      2890      3172      3463      3636      4173      3761      3629      3462      4289      3877      3869      3782      3761
                                                           2011                                                                                                                                                            2012
                                                          01 Jan-   31 Jan-   21 Mar-   29 Apr-   30 May-   08 Jun-   19 Jun-   23 Jun-   28 Jun-   30 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug- 16 Dec-     24 Dec-   28 Dec-   01 Jan-   31 Jan-
 Safari + 6 nights Serena Beach Hotel Mombasa – 13 nights 30 Jan    20 Mar    28 Apr    29 May     07 Jun   18 Jun    22 Jun    27 Jun    29 Jun     16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug    15 Dec 23 Dec       27 Dec    31 Dec    30 Jan    28 Mar
 Mutamaiya House, Chui Lodge & Royal Mara Safari Lodge  n/a 3873 3715                    n/a       n/a       n/a       n/a       n/a       n/a      4137      4537      4745      4345      5123      4656      4338       n/a      4187
 Loisaba, Loldia House and Ashnil Mara Camp            4120 4096 3744                   3265      3420      3651      3813      3931      4081      4255      4655      4780      4414      5229      4687      4545      4470      4449
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                         Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                        51
     Heritage Flying Safari                                                                                                                                    Samburu 2
                                                                                                                                                                             Mt Kenya
                                                                                                                                                       Naivasha 2
                                                                                                                                                                          1
                                                                                                                                                                          • Nairobi
                                                                                                                                                           2
                                                                                                                                                            Masai Mara
     With some of the best game viewing locations, Intrepids camps used for this safari offer a unique
     combination of stunning views, superb accommodation, and fantastic game viewing adventures. With expert
     safari guides and an array of cultural, sporting and family activities, it’s a great choice for a family safari.


     Flying Safari –                         Samburu, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara

     Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                    Day 8 Masai Mara
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                         Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
                                                                     breakfast, or an early morning balloon flight over the
     Day 2 Nairobi                                                   Mara followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional
     On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure or       extra). Late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Mara
     choose from a selection of optional excursions.                 Intrepids. (b,l,d)
     Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel.
                                                                     Day 9 Extension or Heathrow
     Day 3 Samburu                                                   Light aircraft flight to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour),
     Fly to the Samburu National Reserve and enjoy lunch at          then proceed with your chosen extension or return to
     your lodge before a late afternoon game drive.                  Heathrow. (b)
     Overnight: Samburu Intrepids. (b,l,d)

     Day 4 Samburu                                                                    WHERE NEXT
     Early morning and late afternoon game drives.                                                                              Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort
     Overnight: Samburu Intrepids. (b,l,d)                             Complement your Heritage Flying Safari
                                                                        with a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu,
     Day 5 Lake Naivasha                                                  Zanzibar, Seychelles or Mauritius.
     After breakfast fly by light aircraft to Wilson airport to
     connect with the flight to Loldia airstrip, Lake Naivasha.
     On arrival transfer to your lodge. Overnight: Great Rift
     Valley Lodge and Golf Resort. (b,l,d)

     Day 6 Lake Naivasha
     Following breakfast, enjoy a half-day trip to Lake Nakuru
     National Park. The afternoon is spent at leisure to enjoy
     the activities at the lodge, including boating and fishing                           IDEAL FOR
     on Lake Naivasha, tennis, a driving range and an 18-hole         > Staying in superb accommodation
     golf course (book and pay locally). Overnight: Great Rift        > A unique safari experience for children, with
     Valley Lodge and Golf Resort. (b,l,d)                              Adventurers’ Club

     Day 7 Masai Mara
     This morning enjoy a boat trip on Lake Naivasha. After                               INCLUDES
     lunch transfer to the airstrip for a light aircraft flight to    > Light aircraft flights between each destination
     the Masai Mara. On arrival enjoy an afternoon game
                                                                      > 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
     drive. Overnight: Mara Intrepids. (b,l,d)

                                                                                                                                Adventurers’ Club

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                                                                                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                                      Nairobi
                                                                                                                                                                                     Nairobi Serena Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                     A member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the
                                                                                                                                                                                     World’, famed for its exceptional
                                                                                                                                                                                     standards of efficiency and service.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Situated amongst tropical gardens and
                                                                                                                                                                                     overlooking Central Park, the hotel is in
                                                                                                                                                                                     one of the finest locations in the city. A
                                                                                                                                                                                     choice of restaurants and bars. Leisure
                                                                                                                                                                                     facilities include a swimming pool, health
                                                                                                                                                                                     club and gym. The 183 air-conditioned
                                                                                                                                                                                     rooms have a bathroom, satellite TV, mini
                                                                                                                                                                                     bar, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.


                                                                                                                                      Samburu
                                                                                                                                      Samburu Intrepids
                                                                                                                                      A luxurious tented lodge
                                                                                                                                      perched on the banks of the
                                                                                                                                      Ewaso Nyiro River in the wild
                                                                                                                                      heartlands of the Samburu
                                                                                                                                      Reserve. Facilities include a
                                                                                                                                      riverfront dining deck, bush
                                                                                                                                      breakfasts and dinners,
                                                                                                                                      romantic sundowners and
                                                                                                                                      open-air lounge area. Leisure
Mauritius
                                                                                                                                      facilities include swimming
                                                                                                                                      pool with sunbathing terrace,
                                                                                                                                      kids’ club, camel and walking
                                                                                                                                      safaris and game drives. Each
                                                                                                                                      of the 30 modern tents has
Things to note:                                                                                                                       an en suite bathroom.

This itinerary is fully flexible and the number of days at each location can be increased or
decreased.
                                                                                                                                      Lake Naivasha
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great Rift Valley
Day 5 – Flight from Samburu to Loldia, Naivasha is via Wilson Airport, Nairobi and requires a                                                                                                             Lodge and Golf
plane change.                                                                                                                                                                                             Resort
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The lodge offers spectacular
Day 9 – If you are not extending your safari to the beach there is the option to take the afternoon                                                                                                       views. It is perched on the
flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport including lunch in the Mara (£45). Option to fly from the Mara to                                                                                                        panoramic shoulder of the
Mombasa – £265 (includes lunch in the Mara).                                                                                                                                                              Eburu escarpment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          overlooking the sparkling
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.                                                                                                                                                                 waters of Lake Naivasha.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Facilities include dining on
The internal light aircraft flights may operate via various airstrips en route.                                                                                                                           the clubhouse terraces, two
                                                                                                                                                                                                          bars, a lounge and bush
Internal light aircraft flights can be arranged on an exclusive charter basis which offers total                                                                                                          breakfasts and sundowners.
flexibility and exclusivity to your party at an affordable supplement.                                                                                                                                    Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                                                                                                                                          swimming pool, tennis court,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          golf course, game drives and
This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to
                                                                                                                                                                                                          bush walks. The 30 rooms
availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          have en suite bathrooms.



                                                                                                                                      Masai Mara
                                                                                                                                      Mara Intrepids
                             MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                                                                   Just a short drive from the Mara
                                                                                                                                      River and sitting above a
                                                                                                                                      sweeping bend in the Talek River,
                                                                                               £275                                   the camp enjoys one of the most
                                                                                                                                      spectacular locations in the
                                                                                             per person                               world’s best-known wilderness.
                                                                                                                                      The restaurant serves international
                                                                                          when pre-booked
                                                                                                                                      cuisine. Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                              in the UK                               freeform swimming pool with
                                                                                                                                      sunbathing terrace, kids’ club,
                                                                                                    Call                              game drives and cultural tours of
                                                                                                                                      neighbouring Masai villages. 30
                                                                                          020 8423 3000                               elegant tents with modern en
                                                                                                                                      suite bathrooms are spread over
                                                                                                                                      the riverside site.

 HERITAGE FLYING SAFARI – 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                   2012
                                                            01 Jan-   28 Mar-   25 Jun-   28 Jun     29 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   25 Oct-   30 Oct-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   24 Dec-   27 Dec-   31 Dec-   25 Mar-   29 Mar-
                                                            27 Mar    24 Jun    27 Jun                16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug     24 Oct   29 Oct    13 Dec    15 Dec    17 Dec    23 Dec    26 Dec    30 Dec    24 Mar    28 Mar    30 Mar
 Safari Only                                                2972      2707      2852       2985      3179      3591      3717      3305      3177      2896      3164      3668      4030      3618      3463      3238      3098      2841
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                                       2012
                                                            01 Jan-   25 Mar-   28 Mar-   25 Jun-    29 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   26 Oct-   11 Dec    12 Dec-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   23 Dec    24 Dec    25 Dec    26 Dec-   31 Dec-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 13 nights                      24 Mar    27 Mar     24 Jun   28 Jun      16 Jul   19 Aug     25 Oct   10 Dec              13 Dec    15 Dec    17 Dec    22 Dec                                  30 Dec    28 Mar
 + Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa                     3328      3187      2997       3274      3547      4073      3663      3492      3657      3986      4492      4984      5174      4880      4325      4170      3952      3635
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                   2012
                                                            01 Jan-   22 Mar-   28 Mar-   25 Jun-    28 Jun    29 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug- 14 Dec-     16 Dec-   18 Dec-   24 Dec-   26 Dec    27 Dec-   29 Dec-   01 Mar-   26 Mar-
 Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Zanzibar – 14 nights   21 Mar    27 Mar     24 Jun   27 Jun                16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug    13 Dec 15 Dec       17 Dec    23 Dec    25 Dec              28 Dec    29 Feb    25 Mar    28 Mar
 + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach              3727     3550    3266                          3511      3665      3892      4314      4472      4039      4309      4801      5163      4763      4598      4455      4269      3996      3823
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                          Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                 For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                          53
     Porini Camps Safari                                                                                                                   Mt Kenya

                                                                                                                                     • Nairobi
                                                                                                                            4
                                                                                                                            Masai Mara
     This safari provides a wonderful opportunity to stay in Porini Camps' exclusive accommodation.
     Combine unforgettable experiences, where you can walk with Masai warriors and guides whilst                                     2   Amboseli

     you explore the wilderness areas.


     Safari by road and air
     Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                Day 6 Masai Mara Private Conservancy
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                     Morning walk in the conservancy. After breakfast drive
                                                                 across the Mara to the Olare Orok Conservancy,
     Day 2 Amboseli                                              adjacent to the Mara Reserve, arriving at your camp
     Drive to Selenkay Conservancy and your camp (160 km),       before lunch. Afternoon game drive followed by a
     arriving before lunch. Following afternoon tea, Masai       sundowner. Overnight: Porini Lion Camp. (b,l,d)
     warriors will escort you on a walk to a village to get an
     insight into their fascinating culture and way of life.     Day 7 Masai Mara Private Conservancy
     Enjoy a game drive in the conservancy followed by a         Morning and afternoon game drives in the Olare Orok
     sundowner at a scenic spot overlooking Mount                Conservancy. Overnight: Porini Lion Camp. (b,l,d)
     Kilimanjaro. Night game drive and return to camp.
     Overnight: Amboseli Porini Camp. (l,d)                      Day 8 Heathrow or Extension
                                                                 Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour).
     Day 3 Amboseli                                              Proceed with your chosen extension or return to
     After an early breakfast drive through the bush into        Heathrow. (b)
     Amboseli National Park for a full morning of game
     viewing. After a picnic lunch return to your camp to
     relax. In the evening enjoy a game drive in Selenkay                         WHERE NEXT
     Conservancy, stopping for a sundowner at a scenic
     viewpoint, followed by a night game drive to look for          Complement your Porini Camps Safari
     nocturnal animals. Overnight: Amboseli Porini Camp.            with a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu,
     (b,l,d)                                                          Zanzibar, Seychelles or Mauritius.

     Day 4 Masai Mara Private Conservancy
     After an early breakfast drive through Amboseli Park to                          IDEAL FOR
     the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to the Masai
                                                                  > Walking safaris and interacting with the locals
     Mara via Nairobi Wilson Airport. Met on arrival and
     transferred to the camp for lunch. Afternoon game            > Stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro
     drive, followed by a sundowner and night game drive.         > Flying combination of Amboseli and Masai
     Overnight: Mara Porini Camp. (b,l,d)                           Mara.

                                                                                      INCLUDES
     Day 5 Masai Mara Private Conservancy
     Optional early morning balloon flight over the Mara. A       > 4x4 vehicles with high quality guides
     full day game viewing in the Masai Mara including a          > Night game drives and guided bush walks at all
     picnic lunch. A sundowner and night game drive.                camps
     Overnight: Mara Porini Camp. (b,l,d)                         > 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners & drinks



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                                                                                                                                                                ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                                     Amboseli
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Amboseli Porini Camp
                                                                                                                                                                                                 A small eco-friendly camp which
                                                                                                                                                                                                 offers a high quality safari
                                                                                                                                                                                                 experience away from the mass
                                                                                                                                                                                                 market has been built in a similar
                                                                                                                                                                                                 style to a traditional safari camp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Situated in the 15,000 acre
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Selenkay Conservancy, near the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 northern border of Amboseli
                                                                                                                                                                                                 National Park. There is an outdoor
                                                                                                                                                                                                 dining area and a mess tent, serving
                                                                                                                                                                                                 as a lounge. Activities include day
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and night game drives, escorted
                                                                                                                                                                                                 bush walks, visits to a Masai village
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and sundowners. The nine spacious
                                                                                                                                                                                                 tents have en suite bathrooms.



                                                                                                                                     Masai Mara Private Conservancy
                                                                                                                                     Mara Porini Camp
                                                                                                                                     A small exclusive camp set in
                                                                                                                                     the exclusive conservancy of
                                                                                                                                     Ol Kinyei, offering tented
                                                                                                                                     accommodation for a
Seychelles                                                                                                                           personal safari experience.
                                                                                                                                     The camp has an outdoor
                                                                                                                                     dining area serving excellent
Things to note:                                                                                                                      food prepared by the camp
                                                                                                                                     chef and served by
This itinerary is fully flexible and the number of days at each location can be increased or                                         hospitable Masai staff.
decreased.                                                                                                                           Activities include day and
                                                                                                                                     night game drives,
Day 4 – Flight from Amboseli to Masai Mara is via Wilson Airport, Nairobi and requires a plane                                       sundowners and guided
change.                                                                                                                              walks. Each of the six
                                                                                                                                     spacious tents is en suite.
Day 8 – If you are not extending your safari to the beach there is the option to take the afternoon
flight to Nairobi Wilson Airport including lunch in the Mara (£45).

Day 8 – Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa – £265 (includes lunch in the Mara).                                                                                                                        Porini Lion Camp
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Located in the 20,000
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.                                                                                                                                                                  Olare Orok Conservancy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           this eco-friendly camp
Children aged 8 and below are not permitted on this safari.                                                                                                                                                offers an authentic safari
                                                                                                                                                                                                           experience away from the
The internal light aircraft flights may operate via various airstrips en route.                                                                                                                            crowds. The central mess
                                                                                                                                                                                                           tent serves as a dining and
Internal light aircraft flights can be arranged on an exclusive charter basis which offers total                                                                                                           lounge area, where high
flexibility and exclusivity to your party at an affordable supplement.                                                                                                                                     quality meals are prepared
                                                                                                                                                                                                           for guests. Activities
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.                                                                                                                                                                  include day and night
                                                                                                                                                                                                           game drives, open- sided
This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to                                                                                                           4x4 vehicles. There are ten
availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best available alternative.                                                                                                             en suite tents.

A higher deposit may be required at time of booking.



                             MARA BALLOONING OPTION
                                                                                              £275
                                                                                            per person

                                                                                         when pre-booked

                                                                                             in the UK

                                                                                                   Call

                                                                                         020 8423 3000




 PORINI CAMPS SAFARI – 6 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                            2012
                                                            01 Jan   02 Jan-   31 Mar-   08 Apr-    31 May-   23 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   07 Sep-   31 Oct    01 Nov-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   19 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Jan    02 Jan-
                                                                     30 Mar    07 Apr    30 May      22 Jun    16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug    06 Sep    30 Oct              13 Dec    15 Dec    18 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec              31 Mar
 Safari Only                                                3285     2832      2657       n/a       2627      3129      3541      3666      3254      3195      2692      2627      2752      3164      3958      3546      3510      3021
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                             2012
                                                            01 Jan   02 Jan-   23 Mar-   31 Mar-    08 Apr-   31 May-   23 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   07 Sep-   31 Oct-   12 Dec-   16 Dec-   19 Dec-   24 Dec-   28 Dec-   02 Jan-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 12 nights                               22 Mar    30 Mar    07 Apr     30 May     22 Jun    16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug     06 Sep   30 Oct    11 Dec    15 Dec    18 Dec    23 Dec    27 Dec     01 Jan   29 Mar
 + Southern Palms                                           3613     3160      3067       2910       n/a      2937      3468      3868      3994      3585      3484      2982      3334      3792      4586      4186      4009      3408
                                                             2011                                                                                                                                                             2012
                                                            01 Jan   02 Jan-   31 Mar-   08 Apr-   31 May-    23 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   31 Oct-   11 Dec    12 Dec-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   19 Dec-   24 Dec-   26 Dec-   28 Dec-   02 Jan-
 Safari + 1 night Nairobi + 6 nights Zanzibar – 13 nights            30 Mar    07 Apr    30 May     22 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug     30 Oct   10 Dec              13 Dec    15 Dec    18 Dec    23 Dec    25 Dec    27 Dec     01 Jan   29 Mar
 + Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort              4002     3549    3192                         n/a       3291      3858      4383      3983      3421      3563      3857      4276      4823      5617      5183      4914      4644      3894
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                          Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                 For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                         55
                                                                                                                                       Abu Simbel



     A Taste of Two Africas
     Combine the amazing pyramids and temples of Egypt with a classical Kenyan safari in one unique itinerary. Begin in Cairo before sailing
     on a cruise ship along the Nile, visiting many temples the country is so famous for. Back to Cairo where you get the chance to visit the
     famous pyramids. Next fly to Nairobi for a seven-day safari visiting Samburu, Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru before reaching your final
     destination – the world-famous Masai Mara.

     Egypt & Kenya Multi-Centre
     Day 1 Sunday Heathrow–Cairo                                    Day 9 Monday Nairobi
     Fly from Heathrow to Cairo, arriving same evening. Met         Met on arrival and transferred to the Somak Safari
     and transferred to the Fairmont Heliopolis.                    Lounge before departing for the Cheetah Safari. Full
                                                                    itinerary details on page 18.
     Day 2 Monday Luxor
     Fly Cairo to Luxor. Met and transferred to board the M/S       Day 9 Monday Aberdares – Outspan Hotel.
     Presidential Nile Cruise. The rest of the day is at leisure.
                                                                    Days 10–11 Tuesday & Wednesday Samburu Game
     Overnight: Luxor. (b,l,d)
                                                                    Reserve – Ashnil Samburu Camp.
     Day 3 Tuesday Luxor
                                                                    Day 12 Thursday Aberdares – Mountain Lodge.
     Morning at leisure. In the afternoon visit the temple of
     Karnak and the temple of Luxor. Overnight: Luxor. (b,l,d).     Day 13 Friday Lake Naivasha – Lake Naivasha Simba
                                                                    Lodge.
     Day 4 Wednesday Edfu
     In the morning cross the West Bank. Visit the Necropolis       Days 14–15 Saturday & Sunday Masai Mara – Ashnil
     of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen            Mara Camp.
     Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon
     sail to Esna and onto Edfu. Overnight: Edfu. (b,l,d)           Day 16 Monday Extension or Heathrow
                                                                    After breakfast, return to Nairobi (300 km), proceed
     Day 5 Thursday Aswan                                           with your chosen beach extension or return to
     In the morning visit the temple of Horus in Edfu. Later        Heathrow. (b)
     sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the temple shared by the two
     gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Aswan. Overnight:                             WHERE NEXT
     Aswan. (b,l,d)
                                                                     Complement your A Taste of Two Africas
     Days 6–7 Friday & Saturday Cairo                                 with a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu,
     Disembark after breakfast. Visit the High Dam and the              Zanzibar, Seychelles or Mauritius.
     temple of Philae. Later, sail on a felucca (sailing boat)
     and visit Elephantine Island and the Agha Khan
     Mausoleum.
     Please note sightseeing will end at 7pm.                                           IDEAL FOR
                                                                     > Combining culture and adventure
     Fly from Aswan to Cairo. Spend the next two nights at
                                                                     > A taste of two contrasting regions of Africa
     leisure at the Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel. (b)
     Optional excursions in Cairo can be booked locally.                                INCLUDES
                                                                     >   Exclusive to Somak FREE Hippo Pool breakfast
     Day 8 Sunday Cairo–Nairobi
                                                                         at Ashnil Mara Camp (weather permitting)
     Full day in Cairo. Late evening fly Cairo to Nairobi. (b)



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                                                                                                                                            ACCOMMODATION IN EGYPT


                                                                                                                                 Cairo
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fairmont Heliopolis


                                                                                                                                                                                                     Situated close to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     airport with a wide range
                                                                                                                                                                                                     of facilities. A selection of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     8 restaurants, 3 bars and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     gourmet shop. Leisure
                                                                                                                                                                                                     facilities include 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                     swimming pools, 6 tennis
                                                                                                                                                                                                     courts, 2 squash courts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     sauna, massage, beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                                     salon and a casino. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                     hotel has 588 air-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     conditioned rooms and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     suites, all with en suite
                                                                                                                                                                                                     bathroom, hairdryer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     satellite TV, telephone and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tea/coffee making facilities.




Turtle Bay, Kenya



Things to note:                                                                                                                  Le Meridien Pyramids
Day 9 – Additional luggage can be stored at the Somak Lounge before departing for the
Aberdares.
                                                                                                                                 Conveniently located within
                                                                                                                                 walking distance of the Sphinx
Day 16 – Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi – £190 or from the Mara to Mombasa – £265
                                                                                                                                 and Pyramids of Giza and only
(includes lunch in the Mara). If not extending your safari to the beach, there is an option to take
                                                                                                                                 20 minutes from the city
the afternoon flight to Nairobi – £235 (includes lunch in the Mara).
                                                                                                                                 centre. Offers 4 restaurants, 3
                                                                                                                                 bars, cafés and lounges serving
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                                                                                                                 a fine selection of international
                                                                                                                                 cuisine. Leisure facilities include
If the Mara Ballooning option is booked, you will not receive the hippo pool breakfast in the Masai
                                                                                                                                 a heated outdoor swimming
Mara.
                                                                                                                                 pool, a gym room and sauna
                                                                                                                                 whirlpool. The 498 air-
Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this tour.
                                                                                                                                 conditioned rooms and suites
                                                                                                                                 all have an en suite
                                                                                                                                 bath/shower, satellite TV, safe
                                                                                                                                 and mini bar.



EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES
per person supplement
Passengers         2                  3                4                    5               6                  7
Premier
Standard
                  310
                  n/a
                                     140
                                     n/a
                                                       55
                                                      n/a
                                                                           n/a
                                                                           45
                                                                                           n/a
                                                                                           35
                                                                                                              n/a
                                                                                                              35
                                                                                                                                 Cruise
4x4               830                485              315                  210             140                90                 M/S Presidential Nile Cruise


                                                                                                                                 Presidential Nile Cruises operate a fleet of seven boats, all with a traditional
                                                                                                                                 Egyptian hospitality. Guests can enjoy a 5 star restaurant serving a buffet
                                                                                                                                 breakfast and lunch and dinner à la carte. The bar also serves as a night venue
                                                                                                                                 for various shows and entertainment. Each boat has between 65 and 75 cabins
                    MARA BALLOONING OPTION – day 15                                                                              each equipped with air-conditioning and en suite shower.


                                                                                          £275
                                                                                         per person

                                                                                      when pre-booked

                                                                                         in the UK

                                                                                               Call

                                                                                      020 8423 3000




 A TASTE OF TWO AFRICAS – 14 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                        2011                                                                                                                                       2012
                                                       02 Jan-   23 Jan-    20 Feb-   20 Mar    27 Mar-   10 Apr    17 Apr-   19 Jun   26 Jun-   17 Jul   24 Jul-   21 Aug-   23 Oct-   18 Dec-   01 Jan-   22 Jan-   19 Feb-   18 Mar
                                                       16 Jan    13 Feb     13 Mar              03 Apr              12 Jun              10 Jul            14 Aug     16 Oct   11 Dec    25 Dec    15 Jan    12 Feb    11 Mar
 A Taste of Two Africas                     2761     2854    2774                      2607     2506      2613      2540      2618     2752      2915     3040      2888      2699      3120      3123      3203      3132      3025
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                        Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
               For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                    57
      Tanzania




     Tanzania is one of Africa’s finest destinations   from the welcoming locals. Tanzania is a large
     and offers great scenery, people and wildlife.    country and much of which is dedicated to
     The country is home to Africa’s highest           conservation with many impressive national
     mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, the crystal clear    parks and game reserves, including the world-
     waters and sandy beaches of the island of         renowned Serengeti National Park.
     Zanzibar and an amazing mixture of cultures



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Tanzania Game Parks


                                                                           Ngorongoro Conservation Area
                                                                           This World Heritage site is a natural wonder and a
                Serengeti National Park                                    world-class attraction for visitors to Tanzania. The
                Tanzania’s oldest and most popular                         collapsed volcano has created a crater, known as
                National Park is renowned for the                          a caldera and is the main reason for visiting the
                annual wildebeest migration. Further                       area. The crater floor offers superb game viewing
                information on the Serengeti National                      with wildebeest, zebras, buffaloes, gazelles,
                Park can be found on pages 70 – 71.                        elephants, rhinos and Africa’s big cats all present.
                                                                           Accommodation can be found on the ridge of the
                                                                           crater and further afield.


                                                                                                                       Lake Manyara National Park
                                                                                                                       Beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment this
                                                                                                                       park offers a tapestry of woodland, grassland and
Mahale National
Park                                                                                                                   swamps. The lush jungle-like forest is home to
Found in one of                                                                                                        hundreds of baboons and blue monkeys. In
the most remote                                                                                                        contrast are the grassy floodplains and alkaline
locations      in                                                                                                      lake where thousands of pink flamingoes are
Tanzania the only                                                       Serengeti                                      found. In addition to the amazing birdlife,
access to this                                                                                                         another reason to visit are the famous tree-
amazing park is                                                                                                        climbing lions.
via boat along                                                                Ngorongoro
Lake Tanganyika.                                                                                • Arusha
The park is home                                                       Lake Manyara
to     a    large                                                                                                                                Tarangire National Park
chimpanzee                                                                                                                                       Across the plains of the
population and                                                                             Tarangire
                                                                                                                                                 park are baobabs, acacias
tracking      the
                                                                                                                                                 and     mixed     woodland
chimps of Mahale
                                                                                                                                                 creating     a     beautiful
is   a    magical
experience.                                                                                                                                      location. The Tarangire
                                                                                                                                                 River and shrinking lagoons
                                                                                                                                                 attract a variety of wildlife
                           Mahale                                                                                                                including        wildebeest,
                                                                                                                                                 zebras, elephants, eland
                                                                                                             Dar es Salaam •                     and oryx.


                                            Katavi                   Ruaha                              Mikumi



                                                                                                                                                    Mikumi National Park
                                                                                                                                                    Conveniently located west
                                                                                                           Selous                                   of Dar es Salaam the park
                                                                                                                                                    offers a variety of wildlife
                                                                                                                                                    and visitors may be lucky
 Katavi National Park                                                                                                                               enough to see elephants,
 One of Tanzania’s most westerly and isolated                                                                                                       giraffes, zebras, buffalos,
 parks where visitors can enjoy unspoilt wildlife                                                                                                   warthogs, wildebeest and
 viewing. It is an off the beaten track safari                                                                                                      impalas. The hippo pools
                                                                                                                                                    provide close access to
 destination and there are relatively few visitors
                                                                                                                                                    these amazing animals.
 each year. The best time to visit is during the dry
 season (April – December), when the plains fill
 with thousands of zebras, topis and impalas.




                                                        Ruaha National Park                                      Selous National Park
                                                        Relatively remote this national park                     A relatively untouched game reserve, visitors
                                                        offers an unusual combination of                         experience a variety of wildlife in what is said to be
                                                        East and Southern African wildlife                       the largest game reserve in Africa. Further
                                                        and birds. Further information can                       information can be found on pages 78 – 79.
                                                        be found on pages 80 – 81.




                                                                                                Map locations are approximate and are not intended to be definitive.
                                                                                                                                                                                   59
                                                                                                                                                        • Nairobi

     Serena Serengeti                                                                                                         Serengeti •
                                                                                                                            Ngorongoro •
                                                                                                                                        2
                                                                                                                                         2
                                                                                                                                             2

                                                                                                                                                 •
                                                                                                                                                 11
                                                                                                                                                        • Arusha
                                                                                                                                                        1
                                                                                                                                                      Manyara
                                                                                                                                         1

                                                                                                                               1       Dar es Salaam •
     An extraordinary journey through contrasting landscapes with excellent opportunities for game
     viewing in Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.




     Safari by road
     Day 1 Sunday Heathrow–Nairobi                                Day 7 Saturday Ngorongoro
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                      Drive down into the Crater for a half-day of game
                                                                  viewing. This extinct volcano plays host to wildebeest,
     Day 2 Monday Arusha                                          zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, elephants, rhinos and big
     On arrival connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro           cats. Visit a local Masai village (time permitting).
     airport, near Arusha. Transfer to your lodge, which          Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)
     offers a haven of calm and serenity just outside the
     hustle and bustle of Arusha. Overnight: Serena               Day 8 Sunday Extension or Heathrow
     Mountain Village. (l,d)                                      Return to Arusha (200 km) and fly to Nairobi, then
                                                                  proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to
     Day 3 Tuesday Lake Manyara                                   Heathrow. (b)
     After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park
     (150 km), famous for its tree-climbing lions. Your lodge
     commands panoramic views across the floor of the                               WHERE NEXT
     Great Rift Valley. Here you have time to relax before an      Complement your Serena Serengeti Safari with
     afternoon game drive. Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena           a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
     Lodge. (b,l,d)                                                          Seychelles or Mauritius.

     Day 4 Wednesday Serengeti
     Drive to the world-famous Serengeti National Park
     (235 km) with game viewing en route. Overnight:
     Serengeti Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)

     Day 5 Thursday Serengeti
     Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by                                     IDEAL FOR
     breakfast at the lodge. Or take an early morning balloon      > Experiencing three varied parks
     flight over the Serengeti followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush         > Staying in excellent accommodation
     breakfast (optional extra). Later enjoy an afternoon          > The excitement of a bush breakfast at Lake
     game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)          Manyara

     Day 6 Friday Ngorongoro                                                           INCLUDES
     Travel to the Ngorongoro Crater (200 km) via Olduvai          > Driver/guide throughout
     Gorge, and check in to your lodge which is perched on
                                                                   > 4-wheel drive safari vehicle
     the jagged rim of the Crater. The afternoon is at leisure.
                                                                   > Guaranteed window seat
     Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                   > 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 6 dinners



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                                                                                                                                                              ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                                   Arusha
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Serena Mountain
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Village
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hidden in the depths of a tree-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   shaded coffee plantation, this
                                                                                                                                                                                                   tree hotel is a haven of calm and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   serenity, just outside the hustle
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and bustle of Arusha. Offers a
                                                                                                                                                                                                   dining room, bar and lounge
                                                                                                                                                                                                   area in an old colonial
                                                                                                                                                                                                   farmhouse. Guests can enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                                   panoramic views over Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Duluti from the wide timbered
                                                                                                                                                                                                   decks. The 42 thatched rooms all
                                                                                                                                                                                                   have an en suite bathroom and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   verandah.


                                                                                                                                   Lake Manyara
                                                                                                                                   Lake Manyara
                                                                                                                                   Serena Lodge
                                                                                                                                   A unique lodge situated on
                                                                                                                                   the bluff of a dramatic ochre
                                                                                                                                   and terracotta streaked cliff.
                                                                                                                                   The lodge has a dining room
                                                                                                                                   and swimming pool and
                                                                                                                                   offers game drives, canoeing,
                                                                                                                                   boat trips, visits to a local
                                                                                                                                   village and day trips to
                                                                                                                                   nearby Ngorongoro Crater.
                                                                                                                                   The 67 rooms all have an en
                                                                                                                                   suite bathroom and
                                                                                                                                   verandah.




Diamonds La Gemma Dell’est, Zanzibar                                                                                               Serengeti
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Serengeti Serena
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Inspired by a traditional African
                                                                                                                                                                                                 village, rich in local atmosphere,
EXCLUSIVE UPGRADE – from £600 per person                                                                                                                                                         set high on a hill with views of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Serengeti plains. The lodge
Enjoy exclusive use of a 4-wheel drive vehicle throughout your safari, and on days 4 and 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                 has a bar and a dining room
upgrade to Kirawira Tented Camp (see page 72 for details).                                                                                                                                       serving local specialities and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 internationally themed dishes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Leisure facilities include a
4x4 SAFARI VEHICLES                                                                                                                                                                              swimming pool and African gift
                                                                                                                                                                                                 shop. The 66 individually
Exclusive per person supplement
                                                                                                                                                                                                 thatched huts are furnished with
Passengers           2            3                      4                   5               6                   7
                   £335         £180                   £100                 £80             £60                 £50
                                                                                                                                                                                                 authentic African furniture and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 handicrafts and have an en suite
                                                                                                                                                                                                 bathroom and balcony.



                        SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION                                                                                Ngorongoro
                                                                                                                                   Ngorongoro Serena
                                                                                            £295                                   Lodge
                                                                                                                                   Perched on the rim of the crater this
                                                                                          per person
                                                                                                                                   architectural masterpiece blends with
                                                                                       when pre-booked                             the surroundings. The lodge offers
                                                                                                                                   luxury, timeless splendour and ethnic
                                                                                           in the UK                               style. A dining area, bar & library are
                                                                                                                                   available. Leisure facilities include
                                                                                                 Call                              beauty treatments, guided walks,
                                                                                                                                   visits to a Masai village and cultural
                                                                                       020 8423 3000                               talks. The 75 deluxe rooms have an
                                                                                                                                   en suite bathroom and terrace.


 SERENA SERENGETI – 6 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                                  2012
                                                         02 Jan-   27 Feb    06 Mar-   27 Mar     03 Apr-   17 Apr-   01 May-   29 May    05 Jun-   17 Jul    24 Jul-   21 Aug-   11 Sep-   30 Oct   06 Nov-   25 Dec-   26 Feb   04 Mar-
                                                         20 Feb              20 Mar               10 Apr    24 Apr    22 May               10 Jul             14 Aug     04 Sep   23 Oct             18 Dec    19 Feb             25 Mar
 Safari Only                                             2377      2043       1955      1868      1738      1792      1708      2149      2323      2735      2860      2449      2389      2054     2706      2617      2272     2119
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                                  2012
                                                         02 Jan-   27 Feb    06 Mar-   27 Mar-    24 Apr-   29 May    05 Jun-   26 Jun-   17 Jul    24 Jul-   21 Aug-   30 Oct    06 Nov-   18 Dec   25 Dec    01 Jan-   26 Feb   04 Mar-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 12 nights                   20 Feb              20 Mar    17 Apr     22 May              19 Jun     10 Jul             14 Aug     23 Oct             11 Dec                       19 Feb             25 Mar
 + Serena Beach Hotel & Spa                              3161      2827       2739      2408      2306      2690      2905      3108      3520      3645      3233      2796      2720      3782     3593      3421      3114     2961
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                                  2012
                                                         02 Jan-   20 Feb    27 Feb-   27 Mar- 01 May-      29 May    05 Jun-   03 Jul-   17 Jul    24 Jul-   21 Aug-   30 Oct    06 Nov-   11 Dec   18 Dec-   01 Jan-   26 Feb   04 Mar-
 Safari + 6 nights Zanzibar – 12 nights                  13 Feb              20 Mar    24 Apr 22 May                  26 Jun    10 Jul              14 Aug     23 Oct             04 Dec             25 Dec    19 Feb             25 Mar
 + Diamonds La Gemma Dell’est               3665     3509    3096                       2726      2560      3002      3262      3436      3876      4143      3561      3167      3050      3955     4725      3991      3417     3264
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                    61
                                                                                                                                                           • Nairobi

     Sopa Serengeti                                                                                                           Serengeti •
                                                                                                                            Ngorongoro •
                                                                                                                                        2
                                                                                                                                         2
                                                                                                                                             2

                                                                                                                                                 1
                                                                                                                                                           • Arusha
                                                                                                                                         1           1   Tarangire
                                                                                                                                       Dar es Salaam •
     A safari offering an amazing experience, visiting three national parks combined with quality safari
     lodges in truly breathtaking locations.




     Safari by road
     Day 1 Monday Heathrow–Nairobi                                Day 6 Saturday Ngorongoro
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                      Drive down into the Crater for a half-day of game
                                                                  viewing. This extinct volcano plays host to wildebeest,
     Day 2 Tuesday Tarangire
                                                                  zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, elephants, rhinos and big
     Connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro airport, near
                                                                  cats. Visit a local Masai village (time permitting).
     Arusha. On arrival drive to Tarangire National Park
                                                                  Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)
     (160 km), arriving in time for lunch. Tarangire National
     Park has some of the highest population density of
                                                                  Day 7 Sunday Extension or Heathrow
     elephants anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse
                                                                  Return to Arusha (200 km) and fly to Nairobi, then
     vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes
                                                                  proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to
     it a beautiful and special location. Afternoon game
                                                                  Heathrow. (b)
     drive. Overnight: Tarangire Sopa Lodge. (l,d)

     Day 3 Wednesday Serengeti
     Drive to the Serengeti National Park (350 km). The                             WHERE NEXT
     Serengeti's far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged     Complement your Sopa Serengeti Safari with a
     with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it         beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
     the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished                     Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Africa. A vast amount of animals have made the
     Serengeti their home, including lions, cheetahs and
     leopards. Game viewing en route to your lodge.
     Overnight: Serengeti Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)

     Day 4 Thursday Serengeti
     Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
     breakfast at the lodge. Or take an early morning balloon
     flight over the Serengeti followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush                             IDEAL FOR
     breakfast (optional extra). After the morning activity you    > Staying in good quality lodges in key locations
     have free time and lunch at the lodge before your late        > Visiting national parks, often with large
     afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Sopa                 populations of wildlife
     Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                   > Experiencing a visit to a local Masai village
     Day 5 Friday Ngorongoro
                                                                                       INCLUDES
     Early morning game drive. A brief visit to Olduvai Gorge
     which is often referred to as ‘The Cradle of Mankind’         > Driver/guide throughout
     and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the     > Guaranteed window seat
     world. Continue to the Ngorongoro Crater (200 km).            > 5 breakfasts (b), 5 lunches (l) & 5 dinners (d)
     Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)


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                                                                                                                                                               ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                                    Tarangire
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tarangire Sopa
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hidden among the kopjes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the lodge is surrounded by
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ancient baobab trees. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                        lodge offers a restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                                                        with outside seating area, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                        bar, swimming pool and gift
                                                                                                                                                                                                        shop. There are 75 spacious
                                                                                                                                                                                                        rooms with a lounge on
                                                                                                                                                                                                        entering, a mini bar, ceiling
                                                                                                                                                                                                        fans and glass sliding doors
                                                                                                                                                                                                        opening onto a balcony.




                                                                                                                                    Serengeti
                                                                                                                                    Serengeti Sopa Lodge
                                                                                                                                    A tranquil oasis set on a hillside
                                                                                                                                    within thousands of square
                                                                                                                                    kilometres of national park.
                                                                                                                                    Public areas of the lodge
                                                                                                                                    include a lobby, dining room
                                                                                                                                    and bar all offering an airy and
                                                                                                                                    spacious feel and decorated
                                                                                                                                    with rich earth colours to
                                                                                                                                    reflect the surrounding area.
                                                                                                                                    The 64 standard rooms and 4
                                                                                                                                    suites are tastefully decorated
                                                                                                                                    with local fabrics and pictures
                                                                                                                                    and have windows opening
                                                                                                                                    onto a verandah with views of
                                                                                                                                    the vast Serengeti Plains.




Seychelles                                                                                                                          Ngorongoro
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ngorongoro Sopa
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                        The lodge is an architectural
Things to note:                                                                                                                                                                                         marvel, situated on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        eastern rim of the crater
You can depart one day earlier from the UK and spend the night in Arusha.                                                                                                                               allowing spectacular views of
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the sunset. The dining room
                                                                                                                                                                                                        has a view of the crater and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        serves a good choice of food
                                                                                                                                                                                                        including traditional African
                                                                                                                                                                                                        dishes. The bar has a real fire
4x4 SAFARI VEHICLES                                                                                                                                                                                     and comfortable seating,
Exclusive per person supplement
                                                                                                                                                                                                        The 91 bedrooms have an
Passengers           2            3                      4                    5                6                  7
                                                                                                                                                                                                        en suite bathroom and glass
                   £335         £180                   £100                  £80              £60                £50
                                                                                                                                                                                                        fronted verandah with views
                                                                                                                                                                                                        of the crater.



                        SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION
                                                                                             £295
                                                                                           per person

                                                                                        when pre-booked

                                                                                            in the UK

                                                                                                  Call

                                                                                        020 8423 3000


                                                                                                                                    Ngorongoro Crater
 SOPA SERENGETI – 5 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                                             2012
                                                         03 Jan-   28 Feb     07 Mar-   28 Mar     04 Apr-   18 Apr    25 Apr-   30 May    06 Jun-   18 Jul    25 Jul-   22 Aug-   12 Sep-   31 Oct    07 Nov-   19 Dec   26 Dec-   27 Feb-
                                                         21 Feb               21 Mar               11 Apr              23 May               11 Jul             15 Aug     05 Sep   24 Oct              12 Dec             20 Feb    26 Mar
 Safari Only                                             2194      2022        1986      1871      1726      1780      1696      2091      2140      2552      2678      2266      2206      2034      1968      2661     2379      2197
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                                             2012
                                                         03 Jan-   28 Feb-    28 Mar    04 Apr-    25 Apr-   30 May    06 Jun-   27 Jun-   18 Jul    25 Jul-   22 Aug-   12 Sep-   31 Oct    07 Nov-   19 Dec    26 Dec   02 Jan-   27 Feb-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 11 nights                   21 Feb    21 Mar               18 Apr     23 May              20 Jun     11 Jul             15 Aug     05 Sep   24 Oct              12 Dec                       20 Feb    26 Mar
 + Southern Palms                                        2699      2527        2290      2199      2115      2510      2574      2645      3057      3183      2754      2661      2489      2482      3467      3141     2919      2738
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                                             2012
                                                         03 Jan-   28 Feb-    28 Mar    04 Apr-    18 Apr    25 Apr-   30 May    06 Jun-   18 Jul    25 Jul-   22 Aug-   12 Sep-   31 Oct-   12 Dec    19 Dec    26 Dec   02 Jan-   27 Feb-
 Safari + 6 nights Zanzibar – 11 nights                  21 Feb    21 Mar               11 Apr               23 May               11 Jul             15 Aug     05 Sep   24 Oct    05 Dec                                 20 Feb    26 Mar
 + Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa               3089     2917    2528                        2402      2481      2347      2743      2975      3502      3685      3174      3095      2868      2972      4005      3661     3357      3176
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                      63
                                                                                                                                                        • Nairobi

     The 8th Wonder Safari                                                                                                    Serengeti •
                                                                                                                            Ngorongoro •
                                                                                                                                        2
                                                                                                                                         2
                                                                                                                                             2

                                                                                                                                                 •
                                                                                                                                                 11
                                                                                                                                                        • Arusha
                                                                                                                                                      Manyara
                                                                                                                                         1

                                                                                                                                       Dar es Salaam •
     This circuit offers an unrivalled safari experience with accommodation in some of the best
     locations in their respective game parks. The final stop on the safari is a visit to the Ngorongoro
     Crater, described as the ‘8th wonder of the natural world’.


     Safari by road
     Day 1 Monday Heathrow–Nairobi                               Day 7 Sunday Extension or Heathrow
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                     After breakfast return to Arusha (200 kms) for flight to
                                                                 Nairobi, or proceed with your chosen extension or
     Day 2 Tuesday Lake Manyara                                  return to Heathrow. (b)
     On arrival connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro. Met
     at Kilimanjaro International Airport and driven to Lake
     Manyara National Park (150 km), famous for its tree-                          WHERE NEXT
     climbing lions. Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and
                                                                    Complement The 8th Wonder Safari with a
     an afternoon game drive. Overnight: Lake Manyara
     Wildlife Lodge. (l,d)                                           beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
                                                                             Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Day 3 Wednesday Serengeti
     After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park
     (235 km). An afternoon game drive will reveal some of
     the highlights of this world-famous game reserve.
     Overnight: Seronera Wildlife Lodge. (b,l,d)

     Day 4 Thursday Serengeti
     Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
     breakfast at the lodge. Or take an early morning balloon
     flight over the Serengeti followed by a ‘bubbly’
     breakfast (optional extra). After lunch enjoy an
     afternoon game drive. Overnight: Seronera Wildlife
     Lodge. (b,l,d)

     Day 5 Friday Ngorongoro
     After breakfast, drive to the Ngorongoro Crater                                  IDEAL FOR
     (200 km), stopping at Olduvai Gorge. Enjoy lunch and         > Amazing views of Tanzania scenery and wildlife
     an afternoon of leisure at the lodge. Overnight:             > Superbly located accommodation
     Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                  > Outstanding value

     Day 6 Saturday Ngorongoro
     Descend into the crater for a half-day of game viewing                           INCLUDES
     followed by a visit to a local Masai Village. Overnight:     > Guaranteed window seat
     Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                  > 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners




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                                                                                                                                                       ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                               Lake Manyara
                                                                                                                                                                                            Lake Manyara
                                                                                                                                                                                            Wildlife Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                            Decorated in African style
                                                                                                                                                                                            with magnificent views
                                                                                                                                                                                            across Lake Manyara.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Facilities include a dining
                                                                                                                                                                                            room serving international
                                                                                                                                                                                            and local dishes, a bar with
                                                                                                                                                                                            terrace and a swimming
                                                                                                                                                                                            pool set in landscaped
                                                                                                                                                                                            gardens. The 100 guest
                                                                                                                                                                                            rooms are decorated in
                                                                                                                                                                                            authentic style with an en
                                                                                                                                                                                            suite bathroom.



                                                                                                                               Serengeti
                                                                                                                               Seronera Wildlife
                                                                                                                               Lodge
                                                                                                                               Built around a rocky
                                                                                                                               outcrop from glass and
                                                                                                                               wood, the lodge blends
                                                                                                                               into the surroundings.
                                                                                                                               There are several
                                                                                                                               waterholes which attract
                                                                                                                               game throughout the day
                                                                                                                               and night. There is a
                                                                                                                               restaurant, two bars and a
                                                                                                                               swimming pool. The 75
                                                                                                                               guest rooms have en suite
                                                                                                                               bathrooms.




Mauritius
                                                                                                                               Ngorongoro
                                                                                                                                                                                           Ngorongoro Wildlife
                                                                                                                                                                                           Lodge
Things to note:                                                                                                                                                                            The lodge is built from
                                                                                                                                                                                           natural stone and local
This safari operates every fortnight.                                                                                                                                                      wood and merges with the
                                                                                                                                                                                           natural surroundings whilst
You can depart one day earlier from the UK and spend the night in Arusha.
                                                                                                                                                                                           offering superb views of the
Please note a non-refundable deposit of £500 per person is required at time of booking.                                                                                                    crater. The restaurant and
                                                                                                                                                                                           bar both offer fantastic
                                                                                                                                                                                           views of the crater and the
                                                                                                                                                                                           decoration is in keeping with
                                                                                                                                                                                           the safari atmosphere. There
4x4 SAFARI VEHICLES                                                                                                                                                                        are 75 rooms offering
Exclusive per person supplement                                                                                                                                                            breathtaking views. They are
Passengers           2            3                      4                   5              6                 7
                                                                                                                                                                                           exquisitely decorated and
                   £335         £180                   £100                 £80            £60               £50
                                                                                                                                                                                           have en suite bathrooms.



                        SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION
                                                                                          £295
                                                                                         per person

                                                                                      when pre-booked

                                                                                         in the UK

                                                                                               Call

                                                                                      020 8423 3000




 THE 8TH WONDER SAFARI – 5 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                        2012
                                                         03, 17    14, 28    14, 28   11, 25    09, 23   06, 20    04 Jul   18 Jul   01, 15   29 Aug   12, 26   10, 24   07, 21   05 Dec   19 Dec    02, 16    13, 27   12, 26
                                                        & 31 Jan    Feb       Mar      Apr       May      Jun                         Aug               Sep      Oct      Nov                       & 30 Jan    Feb      Mar
 Safari Only                                             2169      2169       2030     1796     1766     2115      2115     2527     2652     2240     2180     2180     2012     2012     2671      2351      2351     2202
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                        2012
                                                         03, 17    14, 28    14, 28   11, 25    09, 23   06, 20    04 Jul   18 Jul   01, 15   29 Aug   12, 26   10, 24   07, 21   05 Dec   19 Dec    02, 16    13, 27   12, 26
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 11 nights                  & 31 Jan    Feb       Mar      Apr       May      Jun                         Aug               Sep      Oct      Nov                       & 30 Jan    Feb      Mar
 + Indian Ocean Beach Resort                             2616      2616       2478     2208     2178     2527      2527     2975     3100     2688     2628     2628     2424     2424     3305      2820      2820     2671
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                        2012
                                                         03, 17    14, 28    14, 28   11, 25    09, 23   06, 20    04 Jul   18 Jul   01, 15   29 Aug   12, 26   10, 24   07, 21   05 Dec   19 Dec    02, 16    13, 27   12, 26
 Safari + 6 nights Zanzibar – 11 nights                 & 31 Jan    Feb       Mar      Apr       May      Jun                         Aug               Sep      Oct      Nov                       & 30 Jan    Feb      Mar
 + Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort              3080     3080    2941                      2476     2446     2859      3020     3432     3558     3146     3086     3086     2918     2918     4676      3417      3417     3268
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                         65
                                                                                                                                                      • Nairobi

     Glimpses of Tanzania                                                                                                        Serengeti •
                                                                                                                               Ngorongoro •
                                                                                                                                           2
                                                                                                                                            2         • Arusha
                                                                                                                                                      1

                                                                                                                                                1   Tarangire
                                                                                                                                          Dar es Salaam •
     This safari offers experiences in three different parks, with accommodation in a collection of
     affordable permanent tented camps, mobile camps and lodges. All the properties are situated in
     areas of exceptional natural beauty, rich in wildlife and inhabited by spectacular local tribes.


     Safari by road
     Day 1 Monday Heathrow–Nairobi                               Day 7 Sunday Ngorongoro
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                     After breakfast drive into the crater for a half-day crater
                                                                 visit followed by a visit to a local Masai village.
     Day 2 Tuesday Arusha                                        Overnight: Ngorongoro Farm House. (b,l,d)
     On arrival connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro. Met
     at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to     Day 8 Monday Extension or Heathrow
     Olasiti Lodge for overnight. (l,d)                          After breakfast return to Arusha (200 km) for flight to
                                                                 Nairobi, or proceed with your chosen extension or
     Day 3 Wednesday Tarangire                                   return to Heathrow. (b)
     After breakfast drive to your camp (160 km) arriving in
     time for lunch. After lunch drive into Tarangire National
     Park for an afternoon game drive. Overnight: Maramboi                          WHERE NEXT
     Tented Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                 Complement your Glimpses of Tanzania Safari
     Day 4 Thursday Serengeti                                    with a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
     After breakfast drive to the Serengeti National Park                   Seychelles or Mauritius.
     (350 km) where you can enjoy a picnic lunch. Continue
     to your camp with a game drive en route, arriving in the
     late afternoon. Overnight: Serengeti Medium Camp.
     (b,l,d)

     Day 5 Friday Serengeti
     Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
     breakfast at the lodge. Or take an early morning balloon
     flight over the Serengeti followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush
     breakfast (optional extra). After lunch enjoy an
     afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Medium                                 IDEAL FOR
     Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                  > Experiencing a mobile tented camp in the
                                                                    Serengeti
     Day 6 Saturday Ngorongoro
                                                                  > Enjoying excellent service and delicious food
     After breakfast drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands
     (200 km). A brief stop is made at the Olduvai Gorge and
     museum. Continue to your lodge arriving in time for a                             INCLUDES
     late lunch. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight:              > Guaranteed window seat
     Ngorongoro Farm House. (b,l,d)
                                                                  > 6 breakfasts (b), 6 lunches (l) & 6 dinners




66
                                                                                                                                                      ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                              Arusha
                                                                                                                                                                                            Olasiti Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                            A comfortable property with
                                                                                                                                                                                            beautiful gardens creating a
                                                                                                                                                                                            peaceful location away from
                                                                                                                                                                                            the bustle of Arusha. Offers a
                                                                                                                                                                                            restaurant with a choice of
                                                                                                                                                                                            local and international cuisine
                                                                                                                                                                                            and a bar and lounge area.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                                                                                                                            swimming pool, massage, and
                                                                                                                                                                                            internet café. The 16 spacious
                                                                                                                                                                                            rooms have TV, mini bar,
                                                                                                                                                                                            tea/coffee making facilities and
                                                                                                                                                                                            en suite bathroom.


                                                                                                                              Tarangire
                                                                                                                              Maramboi Tented Camp
                                                                                                                              Situated on the shores of Lake
                                                                                                                              Manyara this tented camp offers
                                                                                                                              stunning views of the Manyara
                                                                                                                              National Park. Facilities include a
                                                                                                                              restaurant with indoor and
                                                                                                                              outdoor dining. The 20 spacious
                                                                                                                              tents are stylishly designed with
                                                                                                                              en suite bathroom and private
                                                                                                                              verandah.




                                                                                                                              Serengeti
                                                                                                                                                                                           Serengeti Medium
                                                                                                                                                                                           Camp
                                                                                                                                                                                           This mobile tented camp is
                                                                                                                                                                                           strategically located to cover the
                                                                                                                                                                                           vast Serengeti Plains and offers a
Seychelles                                                                                                                                                                                 unique opportunity to experience
                                                                                                                                                                                           a safari camp. There is a cosy tent
                                                                                                                                                                                           in the centre of the camp where
Things to note:                                                                                                                                                                            meals are served, a fire is lit every
For the 2 nights at Ngorongoro, there is an opportunity to stay at sister property the Tloma Lodge                                                                                         evening. The camp has 20 tents
at no extra charge.                                                                                                                                                                        all with en suite facilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                           The camp is closed April – May.
Please note a non-refundable deposit of £500 per person is required at time of booking.

This safari operates every fortnight.                                                                                         Ngorongoro
                                                                                                                              Ngorongoro Farm House
                                                                                                                              This lodge has a stylish and
4x4 SAFARI VEHICLES                                                                                                           sophisticated feel offering an original
Exclusive per person supplement
                                                                                                                              safari experience and the perfect
Passengers           2            3                      4                  5              6                 7                place to relax. There is a dining room,
                   £335         £180                   £100                £80            £60               £50               bar and swimming pool. Leisure
                                                                                                                              facilities include guided farm walk,
                                                                                                                              guided walk to local village and bird
                                                                                                                              watching. The 50 rooms are
                        SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION                                                                           decorated using rustic local materials
                                                                                                                              and are divided into three intimate
                                                                                                                              camps with en suite bathrooms.
                                                                                         £295
                                                                                        per person                                                                                 Tloma Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                   A small lodge located in a valley with
                                                                                     when pre-booked                                                                               breathtaking views over a coffee
                                                                                                                                                                                   plantation. The lodge has a dining
                                                                                        in the UK                                                                                  area, lounge and cocktail bar. Leisure
                                                                                              Call                                                                                 facilities include a heated swimming
                                                                                                                                                                                   pool, nature walks, game drives and
                                                                                     020 8423 3000                                                                                 bird watching. The 20 lodges each
                                                                                                                                                                                   have an en suite bathroom and
                                                                                                                                                                                   fireplace.

 GLIMPSES OF TANZANIA – 6 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                          2012
                                                         10, 24   07, 21    07, 21   30 May    13, 27   11 Jul    25 Jul   08 Aug   22 Aug   05, 19   19 Sep    03, 17    14, 28   12 Dec     26 Dec   09, 23   06, 20   05, 19
                                                           Jan     Feb       Mar                Jun                                           Sep              & 31 Oct    Nov                           Jan     Feb      Mar
 Safari Only                                             2145     2145       2110     2088     2092     2092      2629     2629     2217     2217     2157      2157      2092      2092      2360     2325     2325     2289
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                          2012
                                                         10, 24   07, 21    07, 21   30 May    13 Jun   27 Jun    11 Jul   25 Jul   08 Aug   22 Aug   05, 19    03, 17    14, 28   12 Dec     26 Dec   09, 23   06, 20   05, 19
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 12 nights                     Jan     Feb       Mar                                                                       Sep     & 31 Oct    Nov                           Jan     Feb      Mar
 + Bamburi Beach Hotel                                   2651     2651       2615     2507     2511     2597      2597     3134     3134     2690     2658      2598      2532      2618      3003     2859     2859     2823
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                          2012
                                                         10, 24   07, 21    07, 21   30 May    13 Jun   27 Jun    11 Jul   25 Jul   08 Aug   22 Aug   05, 19    03, 17    14, 28   12 Dec     26 Dec   09, 23   06, 20   05, 19
 Safari + 6 nights Zanzibar – 12 nights                    Jan     Feb       Mar                                                                       Sep     & 31 Oct    Nov                           Jan     Feb      Mar
 + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach              3004     3004    2935                     2745     2749     2814      2879     3481     3481     3037     3037      2977      2912      3322      3539     3255     3255     3180
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                           67
                                                                                                                                                                     Masai
                                                                                                                                                   Western           Mara
                                                                                                                                                                 3           • Nairobi

     The Great Migration                                                                                                                          Serengeti
                                                                                                                                                         1
                                                                                                                                                            2
                                                                                                                                                  Serengeti •
                                                                                                                                                 Ngorongoro •2           • Arusha
                                                                                                                                                                     • Manyara

                                                                                                                                                              Dar es Salaam •
     This magnificent safari follows the migration path between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara.
     All of the accommodation has been selected for its location, you may even be lucky enough to
     witness one of nature’s great events, the great migration.


     Safari by road
     Day 1 Monday Heathrow–Nairobi                                Day 7 Sunday Masai Mara
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                      Depart early in the morning and drive to the
                                                                  Kenya/Tanzania border at Isebania (215 km). After
     Day 2 Tuesday Ngorongoro                                     immigration formalities cross the border into Kenya and
     On arrival connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro           continue your journey to the town of Migori (30 km)
     airport, near Arusha, where you will be met and driven       where you will connect with your light aircraft flight to
     to the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for lunch. Later            the Masai Mara (approximately 40 minutes). On arrival
     continue to the Ngorongoro (200 km). Overnight:              in Masai Mara, you will be met by a representative from
     Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (l,d)                               Ashnil Mara Camp and transferred to the Camp for a
                                                                  late lunch. Late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil
     Day 3 Wednesday Ngorongoro                                   Mara Camp. (b,l,d)
     Drive down into the crater for a half day of game
     viewing, followed by a visit to a local Masai village.       Day 8 Monday Masai Mara
     Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)                  An opportunity to enjoy an early morning balloon
                                                                  flight over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush
     Day 4 Thursday Serengeti                                     breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game
     After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park        drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Relax at this
     (185 km) with a brief visit to the Olduvai Gorge, which      superb lodge before enjoying a second game drive
     is often referred to as 'The Cradle of Mankind' and is       which takes place this afternoon. Overnight: Ashnil
     one of the most prehistoric sites in the world. Arrive at    Mara Camp. (b,l,d)
     your lodge to enjoy lunch before an afternoon game
     drive. Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)     Day 9 Tuesday Masai Mara
                                                                  Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive. Overnight:
     Day 5 Friday Serengeti                                       Ashnil Mara Camp. (b,l,d)
     Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast
     at the lodge. Or take an early morning balloon flight over   Day 10 Wednesday Extension or Heathrow                                         IDEAL FOR
     the Serengeti followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast          After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for flight to
                                                                                                                              > Superb combination of Masai Mara and
     (optional extra). Later enjoy an afternoon game drive.       Wilson Airport, Nairobi (approximately 45 minutes),
                                                                                                                                Serengeti
     Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)            then proceed with your chosen extension or return to
                                                                                                                              > Accommodation in key locations
                                                                  Heathrow. (b)
     Day 6 Saturday Western Serengeti
     After breakfast, drive to the Western Corridor with                            WHERE NEXT                                                    INCLUDES
     game viewing en route to the Kirawira Tented Camp
                                                                  Complement The Great Migration Safari with a                > Guaranteed window seat
     (120 km). Lunch and afternoon game drive. Overnight:
     Kirawira Tented Camp. (b,l,d)                                  beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,                    > Game drives as specified
                                                                            Seychelles or Mauritius.                          > 8 breakfasts (b), 8 lunches (l) & 8 dinners



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                                                                                                                                                           ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                                 Ngorongoro
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ngorongoro Serena
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Safari Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Perched on the rim of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crater this architectural
                                                                                                                                                                                                  masterpiece blends with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  surroundings. Offering a blend
                                                                                                                                                                                                  of world-class luxury, timeless
                                                                                                                                                                                                  splendour and ethnic style. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                  dining area, bar and library are
                                                                                                                                                                                                  available. Leisure facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                  include beauty treatments and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  guided walks. The 75 rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                  have an en suite bathroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                  and terrace.



                                                                                                                                 Serengeti
                                                                                                                                 Serengeti Serena
                                                                                                                                 Safari Lodge
                                                                                                                                 Situated on a hill with views
                                                                                                                                 of the Serengeti plains the
                                                                                                                                 lodge is inspired by a
                                                                                                                                 traditional African village.
                                                                                                                                 Facilities include a bar, plus a
Mauritius
                                                                                                                                 dining room serving local
                                                                                                                                 cuisine and international
                                                                                                                                 dishes. Leisure facilities
Things to note:                                                                                                                  include a swimming pool.
Day 10 – If not extending your safari to the beach, there is an option to take the afternoon flight                              The 66 individually thatched
to Nairobi Wilson Airport – £45 (includes lunch in the Mara).                                                                    huts have authentic African
                                                                                                                                 furniture and handicrafts with
This safari does not operate from 19 April – 12 June and 25 October – 18 December.                                               an en suite bathroom and
                                                                                                                                 wildwood balcony.
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.

This safari is conducted in 4x4 vehicles in both Tanzania and Kenya.
                                                                                                                                 Western Serengeti
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kirawira Tented
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Camp
                                    EXCLUSIVE TO SOMAK                                                                                                                                             The camp is the epitome of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   colonial-style safari luxury,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   with panoramic views over
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Serengeti National Park.
                                                                                          FREE                                                                                                     Facilities include a lavish
                                                                                                                                                                                                   tented dining and bar area
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and a swimming pool.
                                                                              Hippo Pool Breakfast                                                                                                 Guests can enjoy game
                                                                                                                                                                                                   drives, sailing on Lake
                                                                                                 at                                                                                                Victoria and crocodile safaris
                                                                                                                                                                                                   by the Grumeti River. All 25
                                                                                Ashnil Mara Camp                                                                                                   luxury tents have en suite
                                                                                        weather permitting                                                                                         showers and verandahs.




            SERENGETI & MARA BALLOONING OPTIONS                                                                                  Masai Mara
                                                                                                                                 Ashnil Mara Camp
                                                                                                                                 Perfectly positioned at the
                                                                                   £295 (Serengeti)                              confluence of the Mara and
                                                                                                                                 Olkeju Rivers in the Masai Mara
                                                                                  £275 (Masai Mara)                              Reserve. A restaurant is available
                                                                                         per person                              serving buffet meals, plus there is
                                                                                                                                 an open-air bar. To relax guests
                                                                                      when pre-booked
                                                                                                                                 can use the modern lounge or
                                                                                          in the UK                              take advantage of the inviting
                                                                                                Call                             swimming pool. Each of the 30
                                                                                                                                 tents are positioned alongside the
                                                                                      020 8423 3000                              riverbank and have a shower, safe
                                                                                                                                 and verandah.


 THE GREAT MIGRATION – 8 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                     2012
                                                         03 Jan-   28 Feb-   28 Mar   04 Apr-    18 Apr    25 Apr-   30 May   06 Jun   13 Jun-   18 Jul    25 Jul-   22 Aug-   31 Oct-   19 Dec   26 Dec-   27 Feb    05 Mar-   26 Mar
                                                         21 Feb    21 Mar             11 Apr               23 May                       11 Jul             15 Aug     24 Oct   12 Dec             20 Feb              19 Mar
 Safari Only                                             3990      3523      3208      3050      3204      3021      3572     3696     3931      4342      4468      4056      3511      4503      4344     3913      3794      3629
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                               2012
                                                         03 Jan-   28 Feb-   28 Mar   04 Apr-    18 Apr    25 Apr-   30 May   06 Jun   13 Jun    20 Jun-   18 Jul-   22 Aug-   31 Oct-   12 Dec   19 Dec    26 Dec-   27 Feb-   26 Mar
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 14 nights                   21 Feb    21 Mar             11 Apr               23 May                                 11 Jul   15 Aug     24 Oct   05 Dec                       20 Feb    19 Mar
 + Southern Palms                                        4376      3908      3508      3356      3510      3326      3878     4002     4219      4322      4854      4406      3853      4021      5190     4801      4347      4062
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                               2012
                                                         03 Jan-   28 Feb-   21 Mar   28 Mar     04 Apr-   25 Apr-   30 May   06 Jun   13 Jun-   18 Jul-   22 Aug-   24 Oct    31 Oct-   12 Dec   19 Dec    26 Dec-   27 Feb-   26 Mar
 Safari + 6 nights Zanzibar – 14 nights                  21 Feb    14 Mar                        18 Apr    23 May                       11 Jul   15 Aug     17 Oct             05 Dec                       20 Feb    19 Mar
 + Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa               4871     4404    4170                      3852      3848      3669      4342     4527     4790      5472      4941      4805      4342      4785      5884     5330      4899      4615
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                 69
                                                                                                                                August
                                                                                                                                  MASAI



     SERENGETI                                                                                                     July
                                                                                                                                  MARA September
                                                                                                                                  GAME
                                                                                                                                 RESERVE

                                                                                                                            NORTHERN
                                                                                                                            SERENGETI
                                                                                                                                                 October

     The Serengeti is derived from the Masai word meaning ‘endless plains’, a fitting
     description of Tanzania’s most famous national park. During the annual wildebeest
     migration over a million animals undertake an amazing journey to the western
     Serengeti and north towards Kenya’s Masai Mara.
                                                                                                                                 EASTERN
     The park is broadly divided into five areas:                                                                     June      SERENGETI
     Southern Serengeti: This southern area of the national park
     typifies the traditional image of the Serengeti, with vast rolling           May W E S T E R N
                                                                                                                                              November
     plains stretching for miles. A variety of wildlife is present year               SERENGETI
     round, and in addition, during the migration, wildebeest and zebras will                                        SERENGETI
     converge on the area. The area is witness to the calving season with                                          NATIONAL PARK
     thousands of births occurring during December until March. As the rains stop the
     wildebeest and zebras with their young move west and begin their migratory journey.                          CENTRAL
                                                                                                                 SERENGETI
     Western Serengeti: This follows the path of the Grumeti River as far as Lake
     Victoria. Although the area has plenty of resident wildlife a highlight of the area occurs      April
     between May and June when the migratory wildebeest and zebra move from the                                                           December
     southern plains. The herds reach the Grumeti River and face an unavoidable and
     dangerous crossing with crocodiles waiting to prey on the wildebeest.                                                SOUTHERN
                                                                                                                          SERENGETI
     Eastern Serengeti: A much more remote area of the national park this northern section
     attracts less visitors. The landscape is much wilder, with a mixture of long grasses, acacia
     woodland and small rivers. This area offers a greater proportion of elephants than elsewhere
     in the park and the bird life is impressive. The migration moves through this region to reach                                January
                                                                                                                March
     the Masai Mara.
     Northern Serengeti: This area, consisting of rolling plains and riverside woodlands, is
     home to lots of wildlife. The crocodile-infested Mara River forms a natural barrier
                                                                                                                     February
     between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, and is where the action happens when
     the migratory wildebeest cross in to Kenya.
     Central Serengeti: This is a popular area at the heart of the national park
     and is an important zone between the southern plains and northern
     woodlands. With a permanent water source it is possible to see many of the resident wildlife in the area year-round.
     This is an ideal location to be based in, and it is relatively easy to visit the other areas of the national park.       Map of the migration
                                                                                                                              Map locations are approximate and are not
70                                                                                                                            intended to be definitive.
The Great
Wildebeest Migration
A natural phenomenon
occurs annually across
the vast plains of the
Serengeti and into the
Masai Mara in Kenya.
Each year thousands and
thousands of wildebeest and
zebras make an epic journey in
search of lush, grassy plains.
Although the exact timings and
route can change each year the
migration follows a similar path,
mainly determined by the rainfall.
Between the months of December and
mid-March the animals are found grazing on
the Serengeti Plains. The calving season occurs
for a few weeks in February, when around
500,000 calves are born. In March and April, as the
plains become depleted, the wildebeest and zebras start
their migratory journey west. June and July normally sees the
transition period between the rains and the dry season and the
herds move north towards the Masai Mara.
Throughout the migration the wildebeest and zebras are at risk from
predators. During July and August they face a dangerous crossing of the
Mara River. Many animals will die from drowning or crocodile attacks as
they attempt the crossing.
Those who survive the crossing will reside in the
Masai Mara between July and October. Once
the short rains start to fall in the South
and East Serengeti, normally between
October and November, the herds
start to leave the Masai Mara.




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     Serengeti National Park

     Kirawira Tented Camp                                CONNOISSEUR
                                                         COLLECTION                                              Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp




     Standing high on a bush-cloaked ridge, with panoramic views over the Western                                Ideally located for the annual migration in Eastern Serengeti, this unique luxury
     Serengeti the camp offers a perfect location for an exclusive retreat. The lavish central                   tented camp offers a classical safari experience combined with the world class
     tented area has a dining and bar area. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game                     Serena hotel brand. The camp offers a central tented lounge, bar and restaurant.
     drives, sailing on Lake Victoria and crocodile safaris by the Grumeti River. The 25 tents                   Leisure facilities include game drives and bush walks. There are 16 tents spaced
     all have en suite showers and private verandahs.                                                            throughout the camp with an en suite bathroom and spacious terrace with sun
                                                                                                                 loungers.
     BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
                                                                                                                 BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     Prices from £2320 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights                              Prices from £1985 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights
     Arusha to Serengeti.                                                                                        Arusha to Serengeti.




      Sanctuary Kusini Camp                                                                                      Mbalageti Serengeti




     This permanent tented camp in the Southern Serengeti blends seamlessly with its                             Situated on top of Mwaveni Hill in the Western Serengeti, with panoramic views of
     environment. Within the main public area guests will find a dining area, lounge                             the Serengeti Plains and Mbalageti River the lodge boasts a stunning location. The
     and library. There are 12 tents, each attended to by a personal butler, with an en                          restaurant serves meals with an African influence plus continental cuisine. Guests
     suite bathroom and private balconies.                                                                       can also enjoy a bar, lounge loft and swimming pool. The 24 tented chalets offer
                                                                                                                 all the luxury amenities and a private verandah.
     BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks (excluding premium brands) and
                                                                                                                 BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     laundry.
                                                                                                                 Prices from £2030 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights
     Prices from £2335 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights                              Arusha to Serengeti.
     Arusha to Serengeti.


                            ADDITIONAL LODGES AND CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE, FOR A FULL SELECTION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.SOMAK.CO.UK
                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
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Serengeti National Park

Sayari Camp                                                                                                Olakira Camp




In a remote and exclusive part of Northern Serengeti, at the Mara River, where guests                      This semi-permanent tented camp moves through the Southern and Northern Serengeti
can enjoy the vast plains, endless skies and undisturbed wildlife watching. The dining,                    to be near the greatest concentration of wildlife at any one time, offering an amazing
lounge and campfire areas create a perfect bush setting while a talented cook offers                       wildlife experience. The common area comprises two tents open to the surrounding
a fusion of European cuisine and authentic African elements. The fifteen en suite                          area, with one usually used for dining and the other as a lounge. The eight guest tents
luxury tents blend perfectly into the landscape. Also includes all drinks (except                          offer a bathroom and a verandah with views of the Serengeti. Also includes all drinks
champagne, cellar wines and premium brand spirits) and laundry services.                                   (except champagne, cellar wines and premium brand spirits) and laundry services.
The camp is closed from April – May.                                                                       The camp is closed from April – May and 16 November – 1 December.
BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks (except champagne, cellar wines and                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks (except champagne, cellar wines
premium brand spirits) and laundry.                                                                        and premium brand spirits) and laundry.
Prices from £2320 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights                             Prices from £2320 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights
Arusha to Serengeti.                                                                                       Arusha to Serengeti.




 Singita Grumeti Reserves




                                                                                      Singita Grumeti Reserves is a private concession sitting adjacent to the Serengeti National Park along the
                                                                                      western corridor. This private concession comprises luxury lodges positioned ideally on the migratory route.


                                                                                      Singita Faru Faru Lodge                                 CONNOISSEUR
                                                                                                                                              COLLECTION
                                                                                      This riverside lodge offers guests an experience of barefoot elegance in a laid-back rustic setting. The
                                                                                      main area offers a dining room and bar lounge. Leisure facilities include two rim-flow swimming pools
                                                                                      and elevated viewing decks over the waterhole. The nine air-conditioned suites with an en suite bath
                                                                                      and outdoor shower all have a reading area, mini bar, overhead fans and a viewing deck. Also
                                                                                      includes teas, coffees, all drinks including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding champagne)
                                                                                      BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas, coffees and all drinks including premium wines, spirits
                                                                                      and liqueurs (excluding champagne)
                                                                                      Prices from £3295 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights Arusha to Sasakwa.


                                                                                      Singita Sabora Tented Camp                                        CONNOISSEUR
                                                                                                                                                        COLLECTION
                                                                                      This tented camp is reminiscent of a bygone era and offers guests an air of romance, exploration and
                                                                                      intrigue. The main camp area offers a dining room, bar lounge with satellite television, a swimming
                                                                                      pool and elevated viewing deck. The nine luxury air-conditioned tents all have an en suite bathroom
                                                                                      with a bath and outdoor shower, reading area, standing fan and viewing deck. Also includes teas,
                                                                                      coffees, all drinks including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding champagne).
                                                                                      BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas, coffees and all drinks including premium wines, spirits
                                                                                      and liqueurs (excluding champagne)
                                                                                      Prices from £3295 pp, based on 3 nights from Heathrow including return flights Arusha to Sasakwa.


                       ADDITIONAL LODGES AND CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE, FOR A FULL SELECTION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.SOMAK.CO.UK
                                     Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
            For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.   73
                                                                                                                                    Serengeti Migration Camp
                                                                                                                                                                                   • Nairobi

     Elewana Safari                                          CONNOISSEUR
                                                             COLLECTION
                                                                                                                                                                Serengeti 2
                                                                                                                                                               Ngorongoro 2         • Arusha
                                                                                                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                                                                                               • Manyara
                                                                                                                                                                                2 Tarangire

                                                                                                                                                                         Dar es Salaam •
     This itinerary is offered by road or flying by Elewana’s light aircraft, with slight differences as
     outlined below. Regardless of which option you choose, this is a truly ‘Out of Africa’ experience
     through contrasting landscapes with stays in some of the finest accommodation.




     Safari by road or air
     Road Safari: You will benefit from a guaranteed window seat with game drives and short stops en route to your destinations.

     Flying Safari: Travel in style and comfort in Elewana’s Cessna Grand Caravan light aircraft, with nine executive club class seats. Road transfers
     and game drives are in safari cruisers which are equipped with binoculars, guide and reference books, bottle coolers, bush-lunch awnings and
     power point to charge your camera.

     Day 1 Daily Heathrow-Nairobi                                    Day 5 Ngorongoro                                                 transferred to your camp, with game viewing en route.
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                         Road Safari: After a leisurely breakfast, depart for Karatu      Overnight: Serengeti Migration Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                     and to the Ngorongoro Highlands. Arrive in time for lunch,
     Day 2 Arusha                                                    Afternoon is at leisure.                                         Day 8 Serengeti
     Road & Flying Safari: On arrival in Nairobi connect with        Flying Safari: After breakfast enjoy a game drive through        Road and Flying Safari: A full day in the Serengeti to
     your flight to Kilimanjaro. Met on arrival and transferred to   Tarangire National Park, stopping for a sumptuous hamper         enjoy game drives in this world-famous reserve. Enjoy an
     Arusha Coffee Lodge for overnight. (l,d)                        picnic lunch. Later transfer to the Tarangire airstrip for       optional balloon flight over the Serengeti (additional
                                                                     your onward Elewana Sky flight to Manyara. On arrival            charge). Overnight: Serengeti Migration Camp. (b,l,d)
     Day 3 Tarangire                                                 you will be met and transferred to Ngorongoro in time for
     Road Safari: After breakfast drive to Tarangire National        high tea.                                                        Day 9 Arusha
     Park, arriving in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game       Overnight: Manor at Ngorongoro. (b,l,d)                          Road Safari: Enjoy an early morning game drive followed
     drive in Tarangire National Park.                                                                                                by breakfast before being transferred to the airstrip for
                                                                     Day 6 Ngorongoro                                                 your light aircraft scheduled flight to Arusha. On arrival
     Flying Safari: After breakfast enjoy a coffee estate tour       Road Safari: After breakfast drive into the crater for a         met and transferred to your accommodation.
     followed by an alfresco lunch in the gardens. Later transfer    half-day visit followed by a visit to a local Masai village.     Flying Safari: After breakfast enjoy a guided game walk
     to Arusha airport for your Elewana Sky flight to Tarangire.     Flying Safari: After breakfast drive into the crater for a       along the banks of the Grumeti River. After lunch, transfer
     On arrival enjoy an afternoon game drive in Tarangire           full day exploring the Ngorongoro Crater, and enjoy a            to the airstrip for your Elewana Sky flight back to Arusha.
     National Park.                                                  picnic hamper lunch on the crater floor.                         On arrival met and transferred to your accommodation.
     Overnight: Tarangire Treetops. (b,l,d)                          Overnight: Manor at Ngorongoro. (b,l,d)                          Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge. (b,l,d)

     Day 4 Tarangire                                                 Day 7 Serengeti                                                  Day 10 Extension or Heathrow
     A full day spent in Tarangire National Park.                    Road Safari: After breakfast depart for the Serengeti            Enjoy a morning at leisure before transferring to
                                                                     National Park with a picnic lunch. A brief stop is made at       Kilimanjaro airport after lunch for your flight to Nairobi.
     Road Safari: Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.           the Olduvai Gorge. Arriving in the late afternoon with a         Proceed with your chosen extension or return to
     Optional activities such as game walks and night game           game drive en route.                                             Heathrow. (b,l)
     drives are available at an extra cost.
                                                                     Flying Safari: After breakfast enjoy a game drive in Lake
                                                                     Manyara National Park, relax at the Manor at Ngorongoro                             WHERE NEXT
     Flying Safari: Enjoy an early morning walk and a visit to
                                                                     or enjoy a spa treatment. The more adventurous can enjoy
     a traditional Masai village. After lunch depart on an                                                                              Complement your Elewana Safari with a
                                                                     horseback riding, cycling or a tour of the estate. After
     afternoon game drive to Sunset Hill for sundowners,                                                                                beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
                                                                     lunch transfer to the airstrip at Manyara for your onward
     followed by a night drive.
                                                                     Elewana Sky flight to the Serengeti. Met on arrival and                    Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Overnight: Tarangire Treetops. (b,l,d)


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                                                                                                                                                        ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                             Arusha
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Arusha Coffee Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                               This exclusive boutique lodge,
                                                                                                                                                                               situated on the western edge
                                                                                                                                                                               of Arusha town, is designed
                                                                                                                                                                               around the farm’s original
                                                                                                                                                                               coffee plantation home and
                                                                                                                                                                               offers luxurious
                                                                                                                                                                               accommodation and fine
                                                                                                                                                                               cuisine. The lodge has a
                                                                                                                                                                               dining room overlooking the
                                                                                                                                                                               ponds and gardens, a casual
                                                                                                                                                                               pub-like bar and a lounge
                                                                                                                                                                               with a fireplace. Leisure
                                                                                                                             activities include a swimming pool and game drives in Arusha National Park.
                                                                                                                             The 18 plantation houses have split level lounge areas, en suite bath/shower,
                                                                                                                             ceiling fan and tea/coffee making facilities.

                                                                                                                             Tarangire
                                                                                                                             Tarangire Treetops
                                                                                                                             Situated on the border of
                                                                                                                             the Tarangire National
                                                                                                                             Park, in the private game
                                                                                                                             reserve, with views to Lake
                                                                                                                             Manyara and the Rift
                                                                                                                             Valley wall. Offers a bar,
Mombasa                                                                                                                      lobby and dining area
                                                                                                                             overlooking a waterhole.
                                                                                                                             Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                                                             swimming pool, game
                                                                                                                             drives, walking safari, night
Things to note:                                                                                                              game drives, local Masai
Number of game drives and timing of game drives may vary depending on the time of year and                                   cultural experience and
location of animals.                                                                                                         bush dining. The 20 luxury tents are perched high up in the age-old baobab
                                                                                                                             and marula trees. Each has an en suite bath/shower and private deck.
Flying Safari:
Days 2 & 9 – The flying safari option offers a complimentary upgrade to one of the Plantation
Suites at Arusha Coffee Lodge.
                                                                                                                             Ngorongoro
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15kg. Extra luggage can be stored at Arusha Coffee Lodge.                                                                                                    Manor at Ngorongoro
                                                                                                                                                                                                Situated in the Ngorongoro
A higher deposit may be required at time of booking.                                                                                                                                            highlands Manor at
                                                                                                                                                                                                Ngorongoro is reminiscent of
                                                                                                                                                                                                an elegant, up-country farm
                                                                                                                                                                                                home in the Cape Dutch style
                                                                                                                                                                                                of architecture. The dining
                                                                                                                                                                                                conservatory serves superior
                                                IDEAL FOR                                                                                                                                       continental and African cuisine.
 > An ‘Out of Africa’ experience staying in luxurious accommodation in prime locations                                                                                                          Relax in the lounge and bar
                                                                                                                                                                                                areas. Leisure facilities include
                                                                                                                                                                                                snooker room, tennis courts,
                                                INCLUDES                                                                                                                                        horse-back riding, swimming
 > Guaranteed window seat                                                                                                                                                                       pool, sauna and steam room.
 > 8 breakfast, 9 lunches & 8 dinners                                                                                                                                                           The 20 guest cottages each
                                                                                                                                                                                                feature a private courtyard,
                                                                                                                                                                                                deck and en suite bathroom.



                       SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION                                                                           Serengeti
                                                                                                                             Serengeti Migration
                                                                                                                             Camp
                                                                                          £350                               Hidden among rocky outcrops
                                                                                         per person                          or kopjes of the vast plains,
                                                                                                                             the camp exudes decadence
                                                                                      when pre-booked                        reminiscent of old Africa. The
                                                                                                                             restaurant overlooks the
                                                                                         in the UK                           Grumeti River whilst the
                                                                                                                             lounge overlooks the hills and
                                                                                              Call                           river. Leisure facilities include
                                                                                                                             a swimming pool, pool deck,
                                                                                      020 8423 3000
                                                                                                                             sunset deck and game drives.
                                                                                                                             Each of the 20 guest tents have an en suite bathroom, shower, fan and private
                                                                                                                             verandah with views of the Serengeti.

ELEWANA SAFARI – 8 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                         2011                                                                                                                                     2012
                                                        01 Jan-   28 Feb-   27 Mar-   31 Mar- 27 May- 31 May-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   29 Oct-   31 Oct-   15 Dec    16 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-    31 Dec-   26 Feb-   29 Feb-   27 Mar-
                                                        27 Feb    26 Mar    30 Mar    26 May 30 May    16 Jul   19 Aug     28 Oct   30 Oct    14 Dec              19 Dec    23 Dec    30 Dec     25 Feb    28 Feb    26 Mar    30 Mar
Elewana Safari by Road                                  4290      3990      3677       3680    4193    4236     4773      4361      4071      4131      4440      5067      5251      4839        4744     4431      4354      4014
Elewana Safari by Air                                   5355      4785      4749       4277    4247    5301     5838      5426      5366      4856      4856      5268      5838      5426        5789     5765      5149      5113
                                                         2011                                                                                                                                     2012
                                                        01 Jan-   28 Feb-   18 Mar- 23 May- 31 May-   22 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   28 Oct-   31 Oct-   06 Dec-   16 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-    28 Dec-   27 Feb-   29 Feb-   26 Mar-
Safari + 6 nights Zanzibar – 14 nights                  27 Feb    16 Mar    22 May 30 May 21 Jun       16 Jul   19 Aug     27 Oct   30 Oct    05 Dec    15 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    27 Dec     26 Feb    28 Feb    25 Mar    27 Mar
Elewana Safari by Road + Matemwe Main Lodge 5644    5344    n/a                         n/a     n/a    5772     6309      5897      5460      5350      5977      6638      6857      6411        6182     5829      5797      5552
Elewana Safari by Air + Kilindi             7212    6923    n/a                        6603    7657    7657     8194      7782      7723      7407      7692      8104      8674      8262        8110     8092      7476      7440
SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                          Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                 For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                  75
                                                                                                                                                      • Nairobi

     Tanzania Royal                                            CONNOISSEUR
                                                               COLLECTION
                                                                                                                                  Serengeti 2
                                                                                                                                 Ngorongoro 2
                                                                                                                                                 2
                                                                                                                                                      • Arusha
                                                                                                                                                     Manyara


                                                                                                                                           Dar es Salaam •
     This breathtaking safari offers an unforgettable journey into Northern Tanzania with stays in
     some of Africa’s most exclusive lodges.




     Flying Safari
     Day 1 Daily Heathrow– Nairobi                                 Day 7 Serengeti
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                       Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by
                                                                   breakfast at the camp or take an early morning balloon
     Day 2 Lake Manyara                                            flight over the Serengeti (optional extra). Later enjoy an
     On arrival connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro and        afternoon game drive. Overnight: &Beyond Grumeti
     transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge for lunch. Later transfer     Serengeti Tented Camp or &Beyond Klein’s Camp. (b,l,d)
     to Arusha airport for a flight by light aircraft to Manyara
     airstrip. Enjoy a game drive on route to your lodge.          Day 8 Extension or Heathrow
     Overnight: &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. (l,d)             After breakfast fly to Arusha. Met on arrival and
                                                                   transferred to a local restaurant for lunch. Later transfer
     Day 3 Lake Manyara                                            to the airport for the flight to Nairobi, then proceed
     Spend a full day in Lake Manyara National Park, with          with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b,l)
     morning and afternoon game drives. Overnight:
     &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                                      WHERE NEXT
     Day 4 Ngorongoro                                               Complement your Tanzania Royal Safari with a
     After breakfast, continue to Ngorongoro and your lodge           beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
     where you can enjoy lunch and the afternoon at leisure.                  Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Overnight: &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. (b,l,d)

     Day 5 Ngorongoro
     After breakfast, travel into the crater for a morning                               IDEAL FOR
     game drive. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Overnight:         > Visiting three very different parks with stays in
     &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. (b,l,d)                         luxurious accommodation
                                                                    > Fabulous wildlife spotting opportunities
     Day 6 Serengeti
     After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip at Manyara for                            INCLUDES
     your light aircraft flight to the Serengeti. Met on arrival
                                                                    > 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
     and transferred to your accommodation. Overnight:
                                                                    > Guaranteed window seat
     &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp or &Beyond
     Klein’s Camp. (b,l,d)                                          > Light aircraft flights to Manyara and Serengeti to
                                                                      minimise travelling time




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                                                                                                                                                              ACCOMMODATION


                                                                                                                                   Lake Manyara
                                                                                                                                                                                              &Beyond Lake Manyara
                                                                                                                                                                                              Tree Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                              Merging seamlessly into the
                                                                                                                                                                                              surrounding forest, the lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                              offers an exclusive experience.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Guests can enjoy an intimate
                                                                                                                                                                                              dining area, picnic lunches, private
                                                                                                                                                                                              dining and a bar. Leisure facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                              include a swimming pool, game
                                                                                                                                                                                              drives and a game viewing deck
                                                                                                                                                                                              overlooking the forest. Each of the
                                                                                                                                                                                              10 stilted tree house suites are
                                                                                                                                                                                              furnished in a contemporary style
                                                                                                                                                                                              with an en suite bath, alfresco
                                                                                                                                                                                              shower and verandah.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Note: The lodge is closed in April.


                                                                                                                                   Ngorongoro Crater
                                                                                                                                   &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater
                                                                                                                                   Lodge
                                                                                                                                   Standing high on the southwest rim this
                                                                                                                                   architecturally spectacular lodge offers
                                                                                                                                   fantastic views of the crater. With a
                                                                                                                                   domed dining room, serving delicious
                                                                                                                                   Pan-African cuisine which may also be
                                                                                                                                   enjoyed on the outdoor dining deck.
                                                                                                                                   Leisure facilities include game drives and
                                                                                                                                   guided bush walks. There is a north and
                                                                                                                                   south camp each with 12 suites, while
                                                                                                                                   the intimate Tree Camp has six suites. All
                                                                                                                                   suites have an en suite bathroom,
                                                                                                                                   chandelier-lit bathtub and shower and are
                                                                                                                                   discreetly tended to by a personal butler.




Zanzibar
                                                                                                                                   Serengeti
                                                                                                                                                                                   &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti
                                                                                                                                                                                   Tented Camp
                                                                                                                                                                                   This is one of the wildest and most remote
Things to note:                                                                                                                                                                    camps in Africa’s greatest wildlife sanctuary.
This itinerary is fully flexible and the number of days at each location can be increased or                                                                                       The camp is flanked by two hillsides and
decreased.                                                                                                                                                                         nestles beneath tall riverine trees on the
                                                                                                                                                                                   banks of an oxbow tributary of Grumeti
Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15kgs                                                                                                                                           River. The camp offers a dining room, open-
                                                                                                                                                                                   front sitting area, a bar and boma service
This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all services are subject to                                                                                   offering delicious Pan-African gourmet
availability. If any element is not available, we will suggest the best alternative available.                                                                                     meals. Leisure facilities include a swimming
                                                                                                                                                                                   pool, game drives and sun downers. The 10
                                                                                                                                                                                   intimate and distinctive spacious tents all
A higher deposit may be required at time of booking.
                                                                                                                                                                                   have an en suite bathroom with shower,
                                                                                                                                                                                   which is open to the stars.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Note: The camp is closed in April.

                                                                                                                                   &Beyond Klein’s Camp
                                                                                                                                   The camp enjoys a fabulous
                        SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION                                                                                location, off the beaten track, on
                                                                                                                                   the edge of the Kuka Hills,
                                                                                                                                   commanding breathtaking views
                                                                                            £295                                   of the valley. The camp has a
                                                                                                                                   main dining area with a large
                                                                                          per person                               open fireplace, a sitting area and
                                                                                                                                   a bar. Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                       when pre-booked
                                                                                                                                   swimming pool, day and night
                                                                                           in the UK                               game drives and guided bush
                                                                                                                                   walks. The 10 spacious cottages
                                                                                                 Call                              all have an en suite bathroom
                                                                                                                                   with shower and a verandah
                                                                                       020 8423 3000                               offering spectacular views.
                                                                                                                                   Note: The camp is closed in April.


 TANZANIA ROYAL – 6 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                                             2012
                                                         01 Jan-   28 Feb-   31 Mar-   30 Apr-    31 May-   15 Jun-   30 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug- 31 Aug-     30 Sep-   10 Nov-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   31 Dec-   29 Feb-
                                                         27 Feb    30 Mar    29 Apr    30 May      14 Jun   29 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug    30 Aug 29 Sep       09 Nov    13 Dec    15 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    30 Dec    28 Feb    31 Mar
 Safari Only                                             5604      4226       n/a       4172      4883      5550      5721      6258      5846      5676      4949      4172      4297      4709      6088      5676      6058      4545
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                                             2012
                                                         01 Jan-   28 Feb-   25 Mar-   31 Mar-    30 Apr-   31 May-   15 Jun-   22 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   24 Sep-   30 Sep-   10 Nov-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   29 Feb-
 Safari + 6 nights Mombasa – 12 nights                   27 Feb    24 Mar    30 Mar    29 Apr     30 May     14 Jun   21 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug     23 Sep   29 Sep    09 Nov    13 Dec    15 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    28 Feb    29 Mar
 + Tijara                                                7019      5641      5432       n/a       5414      6126      6978      7334      7871      7459      7031      6364      5801      6141      6767      8145      7567      6054
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                                             2012
                                                         01 Jan-   28 Feb-   20 Mar-   24 Jun-    30 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug- 31 Aug-     30 Sep-   23 Oct-   10 Nov-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   28 Dec-   31 Dec-   29 Feb-
 Safari + 6 nights Zanzibar – 12 nights                  27 Feb    19 Mar     23 Jun   29 Jun      16 Jul   19 Aug    30 Aug 29 Sep       22 Oct    09 Nov    13 Dec    15 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    27 Dec    30 Dec    28 Feb    29 Mar
 + Matemwe Main Lodge                       6958     5580    n/a                        7086      7257      7794      7382      7212      6485      6360      5708      5833      6245      7693      7298      7180      7495      5988
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.


                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                      77
                                                                                                                                                • Nairobi

     Wings Over Selous
                                                                                                                                      Dar es Salaam •
     Said to be the largest game reserve in Africa, the Selous is relatively untouched. There is a large                                       3 Selous
     concentration of resident elephants, as well as large numbers of buffaloes, crocodiles, hippos, rhinos and
     lions. This unspoilt gem offers visitors the chance to see a wild and expansive Africa.


     Flying Safari – Selous
     Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                               Things to note:
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                    Day 5 – If you are not extending your safari to the beach
                                                                there is the option to take the afternoon flight to Dar es
     Day 2 Nairobi–Dar es Salaam–Selous                         Salaam – prices on request.
     On arrival connect with your onward flight to Dar es       The internal light aircraft flights may operate via various
     Salaam, then fly by light aircraft to Selous Game          airstrips en route.
     Reserve (approximately 45 minutes). Met and                Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
     transferred to your accommodation. After lunch enjoy a     This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held
     late afternoon game drive. Overnight at your chosen        and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not
     accommodation. (l,d)                                       available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
                                                                A higher deposit may be required at time of booking.
     Days 3–4 Selous
     Two further nights on full board with early morning and                          WHERE NEXT
     late afternoon game drives. Overnight at your chosen        Complement your Wings Over Selous Safari
     accommodation. (b,l,d)                                     with a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
                                                                           Seychelles or Mauritius.
     Day 5 Extension or Heathrow
     Fly by light aircraft to Dar es Salaam (approximately 45                            IDEAL FOR
                                                                  > Staying in remote camps in Selous
     minutes). Proceed with your chosen extension or return
     to Heathrow via Nairobi. (b)                                                         INCLUDES
                                                                  > All internal flights in Tanzania
                                                                  > 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners




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                                         CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION IN SELOUS GAME RESERVE




Selous Safari Camp
The camp is situated in the heart of the Selous Games Reserve and blends in superbly with the natural
surroundings. There is a dining, sitting and bar area. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives in
open 4-wheel drive vehicles, river safaris, boat trips and walking safaris. With no fences, animals can wander
through the camp and are often spotted from the 13 luxury tents which offer an en suite bathroom and two
                                                                                                                                                  Selous Wildlife Lodge
verandahs, perfect for watching the sunrise or sunset.                                                                                            This luxury lodge is situated in the heart of the Selous Game reserve
The camp is closed from mid March to the end of May.                                                                                              on the Zema River, a tributary to the Rufiji River. The main area has
                                                                                                                                                  dining and lounge areas with a bar overlooking a natural watering
                                                                                                                                                  hole, which is lit for night viewing. Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                                                                                  swimming pool, game drives in 4-wheel drive vehicles and guided
                                                                                                                                                  game walks. The 12 luxury tents are set on a wooden deck all with
                                                                                                                                                  en suite bathroom and a verandah. Also includes tea/coffee, soft
                                                                                                                                                  drinks, selection of fine wines, beers, spirits and laundry.
                                                                                                                                                  The lodge is closed during April and May.




Mivumo River Lodge
The lodge is situated along the Rufiji River and offers exclusive safari accommodation.
There are dining and lounge areas, plus a sundeck and swimming pool. Leisure activities
include game drives in 4-wheel drive vehicles, boat excursions, guided game walks and
night game drives. There are 12 superior rooms and 3 suites with en suite bathrooms, an
outdoor shower and an intimate plunge pool. Also includes tea/coffee, soft drinks,
selection of fine wines, beers, spirits and laundry.
The lodge is closed during April and May.                                                                                                                                                   Selous Impala Camp

                                                                                                    Selous Riverside Camp                                                                   Set amidst shady palms and
                                                                                                                                                                                            tamarind trees, this camp enjoys a
                                                                                                                                                                                            perfect location on the banks of
                                                                                                    Hidden amongst the dense forest on the banks of                                         the Rufiji River in this spectacular
                                                                                                    the Rufiji River this camp is lavishly furnished and                                    game reserve. The main area has
                                                                                                    provides comfort and luxury. The camp has an                                            dining, lounge and bar areas.
                                                                                                    indoor and outdoor dining area serving African                                          Leisure     facilities  include    a
                                                                                                    cuisine and sundowners. Leisure facilities include a                                    swimming pool, game drives, boat
                                                                                                    swimming pool, game drives plus boat and walking                                        trips and walking excursions. Eight
                                                                                                    safaris. The 10 large tented chalets are on raised                                      beautifully furnished tents are built
                                                                                                    platforms with an en suite bathroom and verandah                                        on platforms with en suite shower
                                                                                                    offering fantastic views of the river.                                                  and a spacious verandah.
                                                                                                    The camp is closed during April and May.                                                The camp is closed in April and
                                                                                                                                                                                            May




 WINGS OVER SELOUS – 3 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                                          2012
                                                         01 Jan-   07 Jan-   09 Jan-   01 Mar-   29 Mar- 31 May-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   07 Sep-   01 Nov-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   29 Dec    30 Dec-   01 Jan-   01 Mar-
                                                         06 Jan    08 Jan    28 Feb    28 Mar    30 May   16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug    06 Sep    31 Oct    13 Dec    15 Dec    23 Dec    28 Dec              31 Dec    29 Feb    28 Mar
 Selous Riverside Camp                                   1794      1789      1789      1753       n/a     1724     2135      2261      1849      1789      1724      1849      2261      1849      1868      1906      1883      1847
 Selous Wildlife Lodge                                   2333      2259      2113      2077       n/a     2047     2459      2584      2173      2113      2047      2173      2584      2173      2200      2254      2231      2196
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                                          2012
                                                         01 Jan    02 Jan-   26 Mar-   29 Mar- 31 May-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   14 Dec    15 Dec    16 Dec    17 Dec-   19 Dec-   24 Dec-   28 Dec-   30 Dec-   01 Jan    02 Jan-
 Safari + 6 nights Zanzibar – 9 nights                             25 Mar    28 Mar    30 May   16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug    13 Dec                                  18 Dec    23 Dec    27 Dec    29 Dec    31 Dec              28 Mar
 Selous Riverside Camp + Ocean Paradise              1925 2281 2123                     n/a      2210     2622     2797      2385      2515      2574      3044      3044      3065      2653      2591      2546      2474      2432
 Selous Wildlife Lodge + Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort 2519 2424 2254                     n/a      2353     2765     2891      2479      2686      2833      3392      3686      3833      3421      3252      3020      2760      2658
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

                              ADDITIONAL LODGES AND CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE, FOR A FULL SELECTION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.SOMAK.CO.UK
                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                   79
                                                                                                                                             Ruaha
                                                                                                                                                                            • Nairobi

     Wings Over Selous & Ruaha
                                                                                                                                                                 Dar es Salaam•
                                                                                                                                                              Ruaha 2
     Relatively remote, Ruaha National Park is known for its large numbers of greater kudu, sable and                                                                        3
     roan antelope and a wide range of bird life. The Great Ruaha River is the main feature of the                                                                         Selous

     park and offers spectacular game viewing on land and water.


     Flying Safari – Selous and Ruaha
     Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                  Day 6 Ruaha                                               Things to note:
     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                       Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight
                                                                   at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)                     This itinerary is fully flexible and the number of days at
     Day 2 Nairobi–Dar es Salaam–Selous                                                                                      each location can be increased or decreased.
     On arrival connect with your onward flight to Dar es          Day 7 Extension or Heathrow
     Salaam, then fly by light aircraft to Selous Game Reserve     Fly by light aircraft to Dar es Salaam (approximately 2   Day 7 – If you are not extending your safari to the beach
     (approximately 45 minutes). Met and transferred to your       hours). Proceed with your chosen extension or return to   there is the option to take the afternoon flight to Dar es
                                                                   Heathrow via Nairobi. (b)                                 Salaam – prices on request.
     accommodation. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game
     drive. Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (l,d)
                                                                                                                             The internal light aircraft flights may operate via various
                                                                                     WHERE NEXT
                                                                                                                             airstrips en route.
     Days 3–4 Selous
                                                                    Complement your Wings Over Selous Safari
     Two further nights on full board with early morning and                                                                 Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                                                   with a beach stay in Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar,
     late afternoon game drives. Overnight at your chosen
                                                                              Seychelles or Mauritius.
     accommodation. (b,l,d)                                                                                                  This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held
                                                                                        IDEAL FOR                            and all services are subject to availability. If any element is not
     Day 5 Selous–Ruaha                                                                                                      available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
                                                                    > Staying in remote camps in Selous and Ruaha
     Fly by light aircraft to Ruaha National Park (approximately
                                                                                        INCLUDES                             A higher deposit may be required at time of booking.
     1 hour 45 minutes). Met and transferred to your
                                                                    > Flying combination of Selous and Ruaha
     accommodation. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game
     drive. Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)         > 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners




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                                    CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATION IN RUAHA NATIONAL PARK



                                                                                                                                                                                    Jongomero Camp

                                                                                                                                                                                    Situated on the banks of the Jongomero River,
                                                                                                                                                                                    this camp is located amongst curious rock
                                                                                                                                                                                    formations and rich vegetation. Dining at the
                                                                                                                                                                                    camp is offered alfresco under the stars,
                                                                                                                                                                                    campfire cooking and classic safari picnics with
                                                                                                                                                                                    a menu of international cuisine served with a
                                                                                                                                                                                    truly East African flavour. Leisure facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                    include a swimming pool, game drives and bird
                                                                                                                                                                                    watching. The eight spacious tents offer an en
                                                                                                                                                                                    suite bathroom and a spacious verandah.




Mdonya River
Camp
This small safari camp is set in the
western part of Ruaha National
Park. The camp offers a true bush
experience in a beautiful
wilderness area. The main area
includes a dining tent, lounge tent
and an open-air sitting area. There
are two game hides in the camp
offering the perfect location to
view the many animals that pass
through the camp. The 11 tents all
have an en suite shower and a
verandah.




                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ruaha River Lodge

                                                                                                                                                                                                      The lodge is situated on a bend in
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Great Ruaha River extending
                                                                                                                                                                                                      along the rocky shores. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                      location offers views up and down
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the river and is rarely without a
                                                                                                                                                                                                      wildlife sighting. The lodge offers
                                                                                                                                                                                                      breakfast by the river, two dining
                                                                                                                                                                                                      rooms and a bar. Leisure facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                      include game drives and bush
                                                                                                                                                                                                      walks. The 28 rooms all have an en
                                                                                                                                                                                                      suite bathroom with shower and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                      verandah.




 WINGS OVER SELOUS & RUAHA – 5 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                             2012
                                                         01 Jan-   04 Jan-    06 Jan-    11 Mar-     29 Mar-    31 May-    27 Jun-    29 Jun-   17 Jul-    20 Aug-   27 Oct-     14 Dec-     16 Dec-      24 Dec-    04 Jan-    06 Jan-   11 Mar-
                                                         03 Jan    05 Jan     10 Mar     28 Mar      30 May      26 Jun    28 Jun      16 Jul   19 Aug      26 Oct   13 Dec      15 Dec      23 Dec       03 Jan     05 Jan     10 Mar    28 Mar
 Selous Riverside Camp + Ruaha River Lodge               2653       2624      2622        2586        n/a        2629       2629      2629       3166       2754       2668         2702       3166       2811       2757       2757      2721
 Selous Safari Camp + Jongomero Camp                     4043       3779      3516         n/a        n/a        3503       3773      4043       4580       4168       3973         4168       4580       4168       3897       3627       n/a
                                                          2011                                                                                                                                   2012
                                                         01 Jan-   04 Jan-   06 Jan-    11 Mar-    29 Mar- 31 May-      27 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   27 Oct-   12 Dec-   14 Dec-    16 Dec-    24 Dec-    03 Jan-    05 Jan-   07 Jan-   11 Mar-
 Safari + 6 nights Zanzibar – 11 nights                  03 Jan    05 Jan    10 Mar     28 Mar     30 May 26 Jun         16 Jul   19 Aug     26 Oct   11 Dec    13 Dec    15 Dec     23 Dec     02 Jan     04 Jan     06 Jan    10 Mar    28 Mar
 Selous Riverside Camp + Ruaha River Lodge + Sultan Sands 3322    3292 3291             3255        n/a        3297     3342       3968     3490      3282      3383      3637        4166      3754        3486      3486       3486     3450
 Selous Safari Camp + Jongomero Camp + Sandies Neptune Pwani 4670 4406 4143              n/a        n/a        3956     4605       5207     4763      4574      4913      5173        5585      5173        4742      4471       4201      n/a
 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

                              ADDITIONAL LODGES AND CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE, FOR A FULL SELECTION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.SOMAK.CO.UK
                                           Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
                  For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.                                            81
     RWANDA & UGANDA
     RWANDA                                                                                    UGANDA
     This tiny country in the heart of Africa has been described as ‘the land                  Uganda is a land of extraordinary contrasts, with fantastic scenery and
     of a thousand hills’. Rwanda is full of stunning scenery including                        a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures. Visitors to the country can enjoy
     endless mountain ranges, volcanoes, lakes and rivers. The highlight of                    the amazing experience of gorilla tracking in the Bwindi forest or
     a visit to this country is the opportunity to view the endangered                         chimpanzee tracking at Kibale forest.
     mountain gorilla in its natural habitat at very close range.

     Parc National de Volcans: Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda,                        Bwindi National Park: Situated in south-western Uganda the park is
     the Parc des Volcans, home to the volcanoes, protects the steep slopes                    part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The National Park comprises
     the Virungas, a magnificent mountain range, and is home to the rare                       331 square kilometres of jungle forests and contains both montane
     mountain gorilla. There is a rich mosaic of ecosystems, which embrace                     and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot. Bwindi National
     evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath.                             Park is best known for its superb gorilla tracking, but it also provides
     Many visitors enjoy an exhilarating trek through forest, with                             a refuge to elephants, chimpanzees, monkeys and many bird species.
     experienced trackers to view the amazing mountain gorilla.

     Things to Note :                                                                          Anyone that embarks on a gorilla trek must be fit and in good health as reaching the
     Gorilla Trekking is a very special experience and it is important to preserve these       gorillas in their natural habitat can be tough, arduous and wet. To reach the gorillas
     fantastic endangered animals, so only a limited number of permits are available in each   requires trekking through thick forest at heights of up to 3,000m with sometimes
     park. Every visitor must obtain a permit before they can embark on a trek, so it is       difficult terrain. Of course there is no guarantee of seeing a gorilla as they are in their
     essential to book well in advance. Permits need to be paid for at the initial booking     natural habitat. Only one hour is allowed with the gorillas, at a distance of at least 7
     stage and are non-refundable.                                                             metres. Flash photography is not allowed. Throughout the trek you will be accompanied
                                                                                               by a ranger who will explain the rules and take you to the gorillas.




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                                                                                                                                             ACCOMMODATION
Rwanda Itinerary
Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi
Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.
                                                                                                                      Parc National de Volcans, Rwanda
                                                                                                                                                                            Gorilla Mountain View
Day 2 Parc National de Volcans                                                                                                                                              Lodge
On arrival connect with your flight to Kigale. Met and transferred (approximately 2 hours) to
Ruhengeri in the northwest part of Rwanda, the main base town for gorilla tracking. Overnight at
your chosen accommodation. (l,d)                                                                                                                                            Located close to the Parc National
                                                                                                                                                                            de Volcans in the north of
                                                                                                                                                                            Rwanda, it is a prime location for
Day 3 Parc National de Volcans – Gorilla Trekking
                                                                                                                                                                            tracking mountain gorillas. The
Transfer to the Park Office for gorilla trekking formalities before starting your trek. Treks vary in
                                                                                                                                                                            main area offers a restaurant and
duration depending on which gorilla group you are assigned to. After locating your assigned gorilla
                                                                                                                                                                            bar area. There are 20 rooms built
group, you will spend approximately one hour in their company before heading back down the                                                                                  in the local style each with an en
volcano slopes. Overnight at your chosen accommodation. (b,l,d)                                                                                                             suite bathroom.

Day 4 Kigali
Opportunity to trek another gorilla family (optional extra). After lunch drive back to Kigali. Overnight:             Parc National de Volcans, Rwanda
Kigali Serena Hotel. (b,l)
                                                                                                                      Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Day 5 Extension or Heathrow
Fly Kigali to Nairobi, proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b)                            The lodge is part of the Governors’ Safari
                                                                                                                      Collection and is a perfect base from which
Prices from £2234 per person                                                                                          to go gorilla trekking. It has magnificent
                                                                                                                      views of the verdant slopes of the Virunga
                                                                                                                      Volcanoes to the north and agricultural
                                                                                                                      lowlands to the south. Offers a restaurant,
                                                                                                                      bar and shop. The eight cottages each have
                                                                                                                      an en suite bath/shower, verandah, sitting
                                                                                                                      room with fireplace and dressing room.




Uganda Itinerary
Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi
Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                                                                               Bwindi National Park, Uganda
Day 2 Bwindi National Park                                                                                                                                      Bwindi Lodge
On arrival connect with your flight to Kigali. Met on arrival. After your safari briefing depart for Bwindi.
Drive to Uganda via Katuna border (clocks go forward one hour) and continue to Bwindi through the                                                               Situated in the Bwindi National Park of
‘Switzerland of Africa’, with the road winding through many hills and valleys, with distant views of the                                                        Uganda, overlooking the primeval Bwindi
volcanoes. Overnight at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge. (d)                                                                                                             Forest, this is a perfect place to experience
Day 3 Bwindi National Park                                                                                                                                      the area. Offers a dining room and lounge.
                                                                                                                                                                Leisure facilities include gorilla trekking,
Gorilla trekking, walk up steep densely forested hills, before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged
                                                                                                                                                                forest trails, waterfall walks and volcano
in the vegetation. Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Overnight at
                                                                                                                                                                river walks. Each of the 8 thatched bandas
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge. (b,l,d)                                                                                                                                 have an en suite safari shower and
Day 4 Bwindi National Park–Gorilla Trekking                                                                                                                     verandah.
Optional gorilla trekking, or go for a guided nature walk in the thick forest rich in birds, butterflies and
monkeys. Alternatively, go for a stroll around the lodge or for a community walk. Overnight at Volcanoes
Bwindi Lodge. (b,l,d)
Day 5 Extension or Heathrow
Depart for Kigali in Rwanda via Kabale & Katuna (clocks go back one hour). Time permitting; take a tour
of the city including a visit to the market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, and the genocide memorial.
Transfer to the airport and proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b,l)
Prices from £2800 per person


                                        Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking.
               For full details of the hotels/lodges featured and for additional properties see www.somak.co.uk. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.            83
      MOMBASA
                                                                                                             Kenya’s Coast
                                                                            MANDA ISLAND                 A visit to Kenya’s coast complements a safari experience
                                                                                                       perfectly. Visitors to the area can relax on the miles and miles
                                                                                                      of beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Some of the
                                                                  LAMU ISLAND                       towns still reflect Kenya’s rich cultural heritage.

                                                                                                 Mombasa
                                                                                              Situated on Kenya’s east coast, Mombasa is a short flight from Nairobi
                                                                                            and an excellent choice for a relaxing break. Mombasa is a historic city
                                                                                          with a picturesque blend of ancient and modern buildings. The coast offers
                                                                                         endless white beaches, crystal clear waters, coral reefs plus a variety of water
                                                                                       sports and activities. Beach are open to the public and beach boys selling their
                                                                                      wares are often encountered.


                                                                                   Excursions
                                • Diamonds Dream of Africa
                      MALINDI
                                                                                Half Day City Tour
                  WATAMU • Hemingways
                        • Turtle Bay                                          From £35 per person
                                                                            A stay in Mombasa is not
                                                                           complete without an escorted
                                                                         short city tour. You will see all
                                                                       the key sites. The highlight for
                    • Sun ‘n’ Sand Beach Resort
                                                                     many is the Akamba Woodcarvings
                     • Serena Beach Hotel & Spa
                                                                    where artisans work to produce
                   • Bamburi Beach Hotel
                  • Travellers Beach/Club Hotel                   lovely souvenirs. Other highlights
                 • Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort
               • Voyager Beach Resort
                                                                include a stroll around the old town and
Likoni Ferry • MOMBASA TOWN                                   Fort Jesus, an impressive example of 16th
             • Tijara                                        century Portuguese military architecture.

          • Indian Ocean Beach Resort
         • Southern Palms Beach Hotel                  Tamarind Dhow Dinner Cruise
         • AfroChic                                   From £55 per person
        • Baobab Beach Resort & Spa
       • Pinewood Village Beach Resort               A truly romantic evening experience. Step aboard
     • The Sands at Nomad
   • The Gazi Retreat                              the traditional dhow for an evening of cocktails,
• Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas         dinner, dancing and music. Sail past the illuminated
• The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses
                                               Fort Jesus and enjoy a fine dinner, which might include
      Map locations are approximate and      freshly prepared seafood and steak. A wonderful
      are not intended to be definitive.    experience not to be missed.
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Mombasa is a great destination on its own or combined with a safari excursion to one of Kenya’s National Parks or a secluded
treetop retreat. Below are a few safari options which can be pre-booked, or are available to book from any featured beach hotel.


Parks and Peaks                                      Day 2 Saturday Amboseli
3 nights from £440 pp                                After an early breakfast drive to Amboseli (220
An excellent opportunity to combine a visit to       km). Lunch is followed by an afternoon game
Kenya's largest national park, Tsavo, with           drive. Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)
Amboseli, considered by Ernest Hemingway to be
the very essence of Africa.                          Day 3 Sunday Tsavo East
                                                     Early morning game drive and breakfast, drive to
Day 1 Friday Tsavo West                              Tsavo East National Park. Arrive at your lodge,
After breakfast depart from your beach hotel and     enjoy lunch followed by an afternoon game drive.
drive to Tsavo National Park (approximately          Overnight: Ashnil Aruba Lodge. (b,l,d)
300 kms, depending on your beach hotel). Lunch
is followed by an afternoon game drive which         Day 4 Monday Tsavo–Kenya Coast
usually includes a visit to Mzima Springs, famed     Early morning game drive and breakfast, drive
for its hippos and crocodiles. Overnight: Kilaguni   170-200 km back to your beach hotel. (b)
Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)




                                                                                                          Sable Valley Treehouses

                                                                                                          Sable Valley Treehouses
                                                                                                          1 night from £110 pp
                                                                                                          Situated about forty minutes from south
                                                                                                          Mombasa, up in the Shimba Hills sit the Sable
                                                                                                          Valley Treehouses. Offering breathtaking views
                                                                                                          with occasional sable herds passing close by or
                                                                                                          an elephant family coming to graze. This is an
                                                                                                          ideal overnight getaway. There are just two tree
                                                                                                          houses here, each with its own balcony and a
                                                                                                          four poster bed which can be wheeled forward
                                                                                                          for a sleep-out. Accommodation is on an All
                                                                                                          Inclusive basis with all local drinks.
Kilaguni Serena Lodge




Tsavo Explorer                                                                                                Day 2 Friday Tsavo West
2 nights from £285 pp                                                                                        After an early breakfast drive the 170 km to
An introduction to one of the world's largest game                                                        Tsavo West. Surrounded by the Chyulu Hills &
sanctuaries, Tsavo National Park, home to an array of bird                                            Pare Mountains, the park boasts incredibly diverse
and animal species.                                                                                scenery. Lunch is followed by an afternoon game drive
                                                                                                   which usually includes a visit to Mzima Springs.
Day 1 Thursday Tsavo East                                                                          Overnight: Kilaguni Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)
Depart after breakfast from your beach hotel and drive to Tsavo East
(approximately 180 kms, depending on your beach hotel). Lunch is                                     Day 3 Saturday Tsavo West–Kenya Coast
followed by an afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Aruba Lodge. (b,l,d)                        After an early breakfast drive 310-360 km back to your
                                                                                                   beach hotel. (b)

                                                                                                                                           Ashnil Aruba Lodge




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     Mombasa

     AfroChic               CONNOISSEUR
                            COLLECTION


                                                                                                               AfroChic is a new addition to the Elewana brand. The hotel is open and airy
                                                                                                               throughout with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. The décor is elegant with an
                                                                                                               exotic touch of Africa.

                                                                                                               LOCATION: Situated on the south coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                               FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant, dining deck and bar. Guests may wish to dine
                                                                                                               privately on their own verandah or on the beach all at their own convenience. Leisure
                                                                                                               facilities include swimming pool with massage jets, masseuse, TV lounge and library.
                                                                                                               An 18-hole golf course is nearby. Water sports can be arranged locally.

                                                                                                               ACCOMMODATION: 10 boutique style rooms and suites, each with its own private
                                                                                                               balcony. Each room is individual in style with air-conditioning, TV with DVDs,
                                                                                                               tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, hairdryer and safe.

                                                                                                               BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

                                                                                                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 90-minute drive from Mombasa airport plus a
                                                                                                               short ferry transfer. Approximately a 30-minute drive from Ukunda airstrip.


                                                                                                                           MUCH MORE
                                                                                                               FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights and get 1 night free or stay 12 nights and get 2 nights
                                                                                                               free – valid for stays started and completed 01 Apr-15 Jul and 16 Sep-14 Dec. Prices
                                                                                                               reflect the free night offer.

                                                                                                               HONEYMOONERS: Stay 7 nights or more and couples receive a fruit basket, flowers,
                                                                                                               sparkling wine and a romantic dinner for two alongside the ocean.




                                                                                                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways – deluxe room
                                                                                                                  2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                                 01 Jan-   27 Mar-   24 Apr-   08 Jul-   20 Aug-   15 Sep-   07 Dec-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   05 Jan-
                                                                                                                 26 Mar    23 Apr     07 Jul   19 Aug    14 Sep    06 Dec    15 Dec    23 Dec    04 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                                 2540  2104    1748     2815   2415    1974     2780     3310      2976                    2501
                                                                                                                 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




     Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas                                                               CONNOISSEUR
                                                                                                          COLLECTION


                                                                                                               Msambweni meaning 'the land of sable antelope' is in a quiet, unique setting on a
                                                                                                               stretch of completely unspoilt sandy beach surrounded by 28 acres of natural land.

                                                                                                               LOCATION: Situated on the south coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                               FACILITIES: Offers alfresco dining and a bar. Leisure facilities include an infinity pool
                                                                                                               with sun lounging area, beach volleyball, croquet, badminton, 18-hole golf course
                                                                                                               nearby, visits to local village, walks through the jungle and tropical rainforest. Water
                                                                                                               sports available at the hotel are snorkelling and fishing using a local boat. Other water
                                                                                                               sports are available nearby.

                                                                                                               ACCOMMODATION: The Msambweni Main House has a large living and dining room
                                                                                                               and a large terrace with open verandah. There are three air-conditioned rooms with
                                                                                                               mini bar, satellite TV and DVD player. Also available are The Msambweni Luxury Ocean
                                                                                                               Suite and three private seaview villas.

                                                                                                               BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water, soft drinks, tea, beer, house
                                                                                                               wines and non-luxury spirits.

                                                                                                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 2-hour drive from Mombasa airport plus a short
                                                                                                               ferry transfer. Approximately a 60-minute drive from Ukunda airstrip.

                                                                                                               The Hotel is shut 01 May-31 May.
                                                                                                               Children under 16 years are not permitted.


                                                                                                                           MUCH MORE
                                                                                                               HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives 10% discount on the accommodation, subject to
                                                                                                               availability.
                                                                                                               SOMAK SPECIAL: Receive 1 introductory 30-minute massage per person.


                                                                                                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways – main house
                                                                                                                  2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                                 01 Jan-   24 Apr-   31 May-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   24 Dec-   31 Dec-   03 Jan-
                                                                                                                 23 Apr    30 May     16 Jul   19 Aug    15 Dec    17 Dec    23 Dec    30 Dec    02 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                                 2440   n/a    2138     2743   2483    3138     3521     3121      2897                    2525
                                                                                                                 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




     All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
86              which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Mombasa

Tijara
                                                                                                          Tijara Beach is an exclusive retreat set on a seaside bluff in 5 acres of colourful
                                                                                                          gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean. At the foot of the cliffs on which the resort
                                                                                                          perches is its own secluded beach. A magnificent fresh water pool and alfresco
                                                                                                          dining area complete this enchanting resort. This secret hideaway provides
                                                                                                          upmarket service and personal attention.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on the south coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers alfresco dining, a relaxation area and complimentary internet
                                                                                                          access. Guests may also wish to dine privately on their own verandah or on the cliff
                                                                                                          above the beach. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool with sun lounging area,
                                                                                                          bird watching, reef walks, cave walks, snorkelling, in-house beauty therapist and
                                                                                                          masseuse. Within close proximity there are three golf courses, scuba diving, deep-
                                                                                                          sea fishing and dolphin watching.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: Only 4 palm-thatched luxury cottages, each sited on its own
                                                                                                          cliff head offer breathtaking views of the Ocean. Insect-proof king size beds with
                                                                                                          exclusively handcrafted Swahili furniture reflect the warmth and character of local
                                                                                                          architecture. All cottages are provided with fans and safe deposit box and both the
                                                                                                          bedroom and the bathroom open on to a spacious private deck.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water, soft drinks, beer, house
                                                                                                          wines & non-luxury spirits.

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 45-minute drive from Mombasa airport plus a
                                                                                                          short ferry transfer. Approximately a 30-minute drive from Ukunda airstrip.

                                                                                                                      MUCH MORE
                                                                                                          HONEYMOONERS: Receive a bottle of sparkling wine in room on arrival and a private
                                                                                                          romantic dinner.

                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – cottage
                                                                                                             2011                                                                                      2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   27 Sep-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   28 Dec-   01 Jan-
                                                                                                             16 Jul   19 Aug    26 Sep    15 Dec    17 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    27 Dec    31 Dec    31 Mar
                                                                                                            2369  2858    2458     2255   2735    2949     3377     2977      2611                    2393
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




The Sands at Nomad
                                                                                                          A unique fusion of hand-carved polished mahogany, soaring sail-work, classic
                                                                                                          Venetian 'stucco' and traditional Swahili architecture. The Sands nestles in 25 acres
                                                                                                          of indigenous coastal forest.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on the south coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers one restaurant and two bars. Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                                          swimming pool, four open-air massage huts, an 18-hole golf course is nearby,
                                                                                                          exclusive marine safaris, visits to the nearby Shimba Hills National Park. Water
                                                                                                          sports include windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, kite surfing, pedaloes, kayaks and a
                                                                                                          diving school.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 37 air-conditioned rooms and suites all with en suite
                                                                                                          bathroom, mini bar, safe, hairdryer, telephone & satellite TV and internet
                                                                                                          connection. Forest view rooms (2 adults and 1 child) are in the main building. Sea
                                                                                                          breeze rooms (2 adults and 1 child) offering a traditional coastal feel. Inter-
                                                                                                          connecting rooms are available in the forest view and sea breeze rooms. Ocean
                                                                                                          view rooms are available, which offer either one or two bedroom options, making
                                                                                                          it ideal for families. Beach cottages are also available which are directly along the
                                                                                                          beachfront.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included with option for half board and full board.

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2 hours drive from Mombasa airport plus a short
                                                                                                          ferry ride. Approximately a 15-minute drive from Ukunda airstrip.


                                                                                                                      MUCH MORE
                                                                                                          HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives a discount of 25% off the accommodation, valid
                                                                                                          year round. Couples receive a free dinner.

                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – forest view room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   05 Jan-   24 Apr-   30 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   31 Dec-   03 Jan-
                                                                                                            04 Jan    23 Apr    29 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug    15 Dec    23 Dec    30 Dec    02 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                            1535  1360     n/a     1354   1844    1487     2360     1960      1756                    1574
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
           which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.            87
     Mombasa

     Serena Beach Hotel & Spa
                                                                                                               Designed to resemble a 13th century Swahili town, complete with winding lanes,
                                                                                                               carved balconies, fountains and market squares, this property, part of the respected
                                                                                                               Serena group, provides an oasis of tranquillity. In addition there is a good mix of
                                                                                                               water sports, world-class cuisine and evening entertainment.

                                                                                                               The hotel, situated in lush gardens, is set back from the powder-white sands and
                                                                                                               shimmering waters of the Mombasa National Marine Park.

                                                                                                               LOCATION: Situated on the north coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                               FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants, two bars, a lounge and an ice
                                                                                                               cream parlour, plus regular evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include an
                                                                                                               outdoor pool with swim-up bar, tennis, gym, mini-golf, squash, beach volleyball,
                                                                                                               Maisha Spa. Water sports include scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing,
                                                                                                               snorkelling, glass-bottom boat and catamaran sailing. A complimentary shuttle is
                                                                                                               provided to Mombasa town.

                                                                                                               ACCOMMODATION: 164 air-conditioned rooms with bath, hairdryer, mini bar,
                                                                                                               safe, satellite TV, patio or balcony. Village rooms (3 adults). Village sea view rooms
                                                                                                               (3 adults) & garden rooms (3 adults) which are larger & have a separate bath &
                                                                                                               shower, are also available.

                                                                                                               BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner.

                                                                                                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Mombasa airport.

                                                                                                                           MUCH MORE
                                                                                                               FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights and get 1 night free or stay 12 nights and get 2 nights
                                                                                                               free – valid for stays started and completed 03 Jan-31 Mar and 01 Jul-15 Dec.
                                                                                                               Prices reflect the free night offer.
                                                                                                               SPA OFFER: 15% discount on all spa treatments.
                                                                                                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways – village room
                                                                                                                  2011                                                                                      2012
                                                                                                                 01 Jan-   26 Mar-   30 Mar-   16 Apr-   27 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Jan-
                                                                                                                 25 Mar    29 Mar    15 Apr    26 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug    15 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec    31 Mar
                                                                                                                 1462  1285    1130     1240   1361    1803     1441     2259      1859                    1589
                                                                                                                 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




     Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa
                                                                                                               A large, well-established hotel, set in 22 acres of tropical gardens. The resort is a
                                                                                                               popular property offering high standards of service.

                                                                                                               LOCATION: Situated on the north coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                               FACILITIES: Offers a choice of four restaurants, three bars and a disco with regular
                                                                                                               live entertainment. Leisure facilities include five swimming pools, kids' pool and
                                                                                                               water slide, children's club (aged 4-12 years), teens' club, tennis, gym, beach
                                                                                                               volleyball, games room & spa. Water sports include glass-bottom boat, scuba
                                                                                                               diving, jet-skiing, pedaloes, windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking and catamaran.

                                                                                                               ACCOMMODATION: 338 air-conditioned rooms with private bath/shower,
                                                                                                               hairdryer, mini bar, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, safe and balcony or
                                                                                                               verandah with pool or sea view (some standard rooms have partial sea view).
                                                                                                               Standard rooms (3 adults). Palm rooms (3 adults) which are larger and have a mini
                                                                                                               bar, and sea front rooms (3 adults), are also available.

                                                                                                               BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner.
                                                                                                               All inclusive option available, please refer to Somak Holidays’ website for full
                                                                                                               details.

                                                                                                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 40 minutes from Mombasa airport.

                                                                                                                           MUCH MORE
                                                                                                               FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights and get 1 night free or Stay 12 nights and get 2 nights
                                                                                                               free – valid for stays started and completed 06 Apr-15 Jul.

                                                                                                               HONEYMOONERS: Couples receive fruit/flowers on arrival, bottle of house wine for
                                                                                                               two at the Lido Seafood Grill, mineral water daily in room and upgrade to palm
                                                                                                               room, all subject to availability.

                                                                                                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways – standard room
                                                                                                                  2011                                                                                      2012
                                                                                                                 01 Jan-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   28 Dec-   30 Dec-   01 Jan-
                                                                                                                  16 Jul   19 Aug    15 Dec    17 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    27 Dec    29 Dec    31 Dec    31 Mar
                                                                                                                 1254  1599    1330     2060   2389    2719     2319     2008      1698                    1352
                                                                                                                 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




     All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
88              which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Mombasa

Pinewood Village Beach Resort
                                                                                                          A boutique hotel set in a lush forest landscape with great views of the turquoise
                                                                                                          waters of the Indian Ocean. Pinewood Village is a great resort, offering guests a
                                                                                                          variety of things to do and a relaxed atmosphere with a personal feel.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on the south coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant, a beach restaurant serving dinner twice a week
                                                                                                          and a grill & bistro serving lunch, plus there are three bars. Leisure facilities include a
                                                                                                          swimming pool with bar, gym, kids' club, tennis, golf, squash, table tennis, camel rides,
                                                                                                          beauty salon, bike tour, boutique & spa. Water sports include a diving centre offering,
                                                                                                          scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, deep-sea
                                                                                                          fishing, kite surfing, banana boat rides. There is also a gift boutique.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 58 air-conditioned rooms and suites with en suite shower,
                                                                                                          hairdryer, ceiling fan, safe and balcony. Deluxe rooms (3 adults) are situated on the
                                                                                                          first floor. Suites (3 adults) are on the ground floor and are more spacious and feature
                                                                                                          a kitchen with services of a personal chef for dinner, living room and a large verandah.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea by the pool area.
                                                                                                          All inclusive option available, please refer to Somak Holidays’ website for full
                                                                                                          details.

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 1 hour 45 minute drive from Mombasa airport
                                                                                                          plus a short ferry transfer. Approximately a 20-minute drive from Ukunda airstrip.

                                                                                                          Pinewood Village Beach Resort is closed from 04-29 May.
                                                                                                                      MUCH MORE
                                                                                                          HONEYMOONERS: Stay 10 nights or more and receive a bottle of wine on arrival and
                                                                                                          one 30-minute massage for bride and groom.
                                                                                                          LONG STAY BONUS: Stay 14 nights or more and receive a private beach dinner and
                                                                                                          one 30-minute massage per room per stay.

                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – deluxe room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   05 Jan-   27 Apr-   29 May-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   12 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-
                                                                                                            04 Jan    26 Apr    28 May     16 Jul   19 Aug    11 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                            1415  1195     n/a     1134   1657    1271     2100     1700      1540                    1292
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




Baobab Beach Resort & Spa – Maridadi Wing
                                                                                                          This resort includes three separate properties, which all share a number of leisure
                                                                                                          facilities. This is a large and friendly resort with high standards of service.
                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on the south coast of Mombasa.
                                                                                                          FACILITIES: A selection of restaurants, bars and lounges offering an extensive variety
                                                                                                          of food and drinks. Leisure facilities include a 3-tier swimming pool in the Maridadi
                                                                                                          Wing and the main pool at Baobab, tennis courts, table tennis, beach volleyball and a
                                                                                                          TV lounge. A host of water sports are available including windsurfing, kitesurfing,
                                                                                                          scuba diving, big game fishing, glass bottom-boat trips and snorkelling. The Afya Bora
                                                                                                          Wellness Club & Spa offers a huge range of relaxing treatments. The Porini
                                                                                                          Amphitheatre hosts live evening entertainment and a late night disco.
                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 56 air-conditioned rooms with en suite shower, telephone,
                                                                                                          mini fridge, electronic safe, hairdryer, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities with
                                                                                                          balcony or terrace. Maridadi Wing superior rooms have a partial seaview (2 adults and
                                                                                                          2 children or 3 adults).
                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL – price includes:
                                                                                                          MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner (at selected restaurants) & snacks (10am-
                                                                                                          5pm)
                                                                                                          DRINKS: Local soft drinks & local alcoholic drinks (10am-11pm).
                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 1 hour 30 minute drive from Mombasa airport
                                                                                                          plus a short ferry transfer. Approximately a 20-minute drive from Ukunda airstrip.


                                                                                                                   MUCH MORE
                                                                                                          FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights, get 1 night free, pay for 12 nights, get 2 free – valid for
                                                                                                          stays started and completed 01 Apr-30 Jun. Prices reflect the free night offer.
                                                                                                          HONEYMOONERS: Receive a fruit basket and flowers in room on arrival, room
                                                                                                          upgrade (subject to availability), 20% discount on meals at the à la carte restaurants
                                                                                                          and 20% discount on 2 spa visits each.

                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – superior room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   29 Mar-   28 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   24 Dec-   31 Dec-   03 Jan-
                                                                                                            28 Mar    27 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug    15 Dec    17 Dec    23 Dec    30 Dec    02 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                            1633  1350    1505     1995   1610    2192     2557     2157      1884                    1643
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
           which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.            89
     Mombasa

       The Retreats

     Roughly 12 kms south of Diani are two retreats in very remote locations away from the hub of tourism within a tranquil and calm environment. Each location
     offers a different setting. These retreats are perfect for those who need little or no entertainment; the emphasis here being personalised service. Do not
     expect the usual hotel amenities such as receptionist and restaurant.

     All Retreats are approximately 2 hours 30 minutes from Mombasa airport plus a short ferry transfer. Approximately a 45-minute drive from Ukunda airstrip.
     No children under the age of 18 are permitted.


       The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses
                                                                                                                 Each Tree House is unique and nestled amongst the famous African baobab trees
                                                                                                                 dotted along the beach. A breathtaking retreat within a natural setting.

                                                                                                                 LOCATION: Situated in its own private cove, alongside the fishing community, on the
                                                                                                                 shores of Kinondo Beach, south coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                                 FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant and a bar. Leisure facilities include an infinity
                                                                                                                 pool and health and beauty treatments. Bush walks and village visits are available.
                                                                                                                 Scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, dhow trips and sunset cruises can be arranged nearby.

                                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATION: 6 air-conditioned Tree Houses (2 adults), partially open
                                                                                                                 bathroom with private shower, 4-poster bed, jacuzzi, mini bar, lounge and dining area
                                                                                                                 with stunning sea view.

                                                                                                                 BOARD BASIS: All Inclusive: Meals & Snacks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner all on à la
                                                                                                                 carte with local drinks including wine, beer, cocktails, soft drinks & water.



                                                                                                                             MUCH MORE
                                                                                                                 HONEYMOONERS: Stay for 7 nights or more and enjoy one of the nights at the
                                                                                                                 Sable Valley Retreat Treehouse, at no extra cost (subject to availability) – valid all
                                                                                                                 year except 23 Dec 11-05 Jan 12. (More details on Sable Valley on page 85).
                                                                                                                 Offer must to be booked at time of reservation.


                                                                                                                   7 nights – Kenya Airways – treehouse
                                                                                                                    2011                                                                  2012
                                                                                                                   01 Jan-   26 Apr-   29 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   02 Jan-   01 Mar-
                                                                                                                   25 Apr    28 Jun     16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug    15 Dec    23 Dec    01 Jan    29 Feb    31 Mar
                                                                                                                   1589  1548    1619     2019   2109    1709     2209     1809      1721                     164
                                                                                                                   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




       The Gazi Retreat
                                                                                                                 This eco retreat enjoys a breathtaking natural location and is a perfect haven of
                                                                                                                 relaxation. Gazi Retreat offers an 'under the canvas' experience rarely found on the
                                                                                                                 coast of East Africa. Accommodation is in Bedouin-style tents which sit near a fresh
                                                                                                                 water swimming pool.

                                                                                                                 LOCATION: On the remote and deserted shores of Gazi Bay, south coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                                 FACILITIES: Leisure facilities include seaview bar and restaurant, an outdoor pool and
                                                                                                                 health and beauty treatments. The beach is a short walk from your tent through the
                                                                                                                 lush gardens. Walks to the sandbanks, a visit to the mangrove board walk and the
                                                                                                                 village are provided. Deep-sea fishing, inshore fishing, scuba diving, sunset cruises and
                                                                                                                 boat trips to the mangrove for bird watching can be arranged nearby.

                                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATION: 8 safari style luxury air-conditioned tents (2 adults), large
                                                                                                                 bathroom with shower, 4-poster king size bed, dressing table and a separate lounge
                                                                                                                 area leading onto the patio overlooking the pool.

                                                                                                                 BOARD BASIS: All Inclusive: Meals & Snacks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner all on à la
                                                                                                                 carte with local drinks including wine, beer, cocktails, soft drinks & water.


                                                                                                                             MUCH MORE
                                                                                                                 HONEYMOONERS: Stay for 7 nights or more and enjoy one of the nights at the
                                                                                                                 Sable Valley Retreat Treehouse, at no extra cost (subject to availability) – valid all
                                                                                                                 year except 23 Dec 11-05 Jan 12. (More details on Sable Valley on page 85).
                                                                                                                 Offer must to be booked at time of reservation.

                                                                                                                   7 nights – Kenya Airways – luxury tent
                                                                                                                    2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                                   01 Jan-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   07 Sep-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-
                                                                                                                    16 Jul   19 Aug    06 Sep    13 Dec    15 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                                   1404  1833    1433     1361   1433    1943     2025     1625      1528                    1447
                                                                                                                   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




       All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
90                which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Mombasa

Southern Palms
                                                                                                          A thoughtfully designed hotel which combines traditional style with modern
                                                                                                          service.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on the south coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers a choice of five restaurants and two bars – one with regular
                                                                                                          evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include two outdoor pools with two swim-
                                                                                                          up bars, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, squash, pool table, fitness room and
                                                                                                          children's club (aged 4-12 years). Water sports include deep-sea fishing, scuba
                                                                                                          diving, catamaran sailing, snorkelling and windsurfing.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 300 air-conditioned rooms with shower, safe and balcony or
                                                                                                          terrace overlooking the pool. Standard rooms (3 adults). Sea view rooms (3 adults)
                                                                                                          are also available.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner.
                                                                                                          ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION AVAILABLE
                                                                                                          MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner. Snacks from 10.30am
                                                                                                          – 5.30pm
                                                                                                          DRINKS: Soft drinks, beers, local spirits, house wine & cocktails (10am – 11.30pm).
                                                                                                          WATER SPORTS: Non-motorised water sports including windsurfing for certified
                                                                                                          windsurfers and scuba dive check in swimming pool.

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 2-hour drive from Mombasa airport plus a short
                                                                                                          ferry transfer. Approximately a 20-minute drive from Ukunda airstrip.




                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – standard room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                  2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   05 Jan-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   24 Dec-   31 Dec-   03 Jan-   05 Jan-
                                                                                                            04 Jan     16 Jul   19 Aug    15 Dec    17 Dec    23 Dec    30 Dec    02 Jan    04 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                            1240  1082    1565     1165   1624    1916     1516     1428      1260                    1171
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




Indian Ocean Beach Resort
                                                                                                          A stylish property set on a superb beach. Its secluded setting makes for a laid back,
                                                                                                          peaceful atmosphere. The Indian Ocean Beach Resort is an exclusive resort built on
                                                                                                          the site of a 16th century mosque. The Kenyan coast was once ruled by the rich
                                                                                                          Sultans of Zanzibar, hence the architecture is Arabic.

                                                                                                          The resort is set among more than 25 acres of swaying coconut palm groves and
                                                                                                          magnificent old baobabs, overlooking the powder white sands of Diani Beach and
                                                                                                          the Tiwi estuary.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on the south coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants and four bars – one with regular
                                                                                                          evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, three plunge
                                                                                                          pools, kids' playground, kids' club (aged 2-12), tennis, volleyball and beauty salon.
                                                                                                          Golf is available nearby. Water sports include diving, deep-sea fishing, glass bottom
                                                                                                          boats, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking and pedaloes.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 100 air-conditioned rooms with bath, ceiling fan, tea/coffee
                                                                                                          making facilities, mini bar, safe, hairdryer and patio or balcony. Club rooms (3
                                                                                                          adults) have partial sea views. Ocean front rooms (3 adults), which overlook the
                                                                                                          beach, are also available.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included.

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes drive from Mombasa airport
                                                                                                          plus a short ferry transfer. Approximately a 20-minute drive from Ukunda airstrip.

                                                                                                          Note: A dress code for dinner applies: no shorts, vests, caps or beachwear
                                                                                                          permitted.


                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – club room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   30 Dec-   01 Jan-   01 Mar-
                                                                                                             16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug    15 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    29 Dec    31 Dec    29 Feb    31 Mar
                                                                                                            1046  1409    1499     1099   1568    1716     1316     1206      1115                    1046
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
           which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.            91
     Mombasa

     Voyager Beach Resort
                                                                                                               This is a nautically themed resort, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. It offers one
                                                                                                               of the region's finest water sports centres, and an endless array of exciting family
                                                                                                               activities, making it a great choice for couples seeking a fun-filled holiday and for
                                                                                                               families with children – the children's entertainment programme is comprehensive.
                                                                                                               Just like a cruise ship, this place is all about taking it easy. Whether you're sitting
                                                                                                               at the seaside lookout bar, or just chilling out by one of the pools, life here moves
                                                                                                               at a gentle pace.

                                                                                                               LOCATION: Situated on the north coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                               FACILITIES: The resort offers three restaurants, three bars (one open 24 hours),
                                                                                                               cyber café, an evening entertainment programme and family shows. Leisure
                                                                                                               facilities include three pools: a fun pool with whirlpool, waterfall, children's section
                                                                                                               and waterslide, plus a sports pool and a quiet pool overlooking the beach. There is
                                                                                                               also the Adventurers' Club for children, a games room, lawn tennis, table tennis, a
                                                                                                               shopping arcade and hair salon. Water sports include scuba diving, big game
                                                                                                               fishing, windsurfing, sailing, canoes, aquacycles, pedal boat and glass-bottom boat
                                                                                                               rides. An 18-hole golf course is available at the nearby Nyali Golf & Country Club.

                                                                                                               ACCOMMODATION: 233 spacious air-conditioned 'cabins'. All cabins have a
                                                                                                               shower, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, safe and balcony. Superior garden
                                                                                                               view cabins (3 adults & 1 child). Superior sea view cabins (2 adults) which have a
                                                                                                               mini bar and hairdryer, are also available.

                                                                                                               BOARD BASIS: All inclusive
                                                                                                               MEALS and SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and selected snacks
                                                                                                               (excluding à la carte dining and cyber café).
                                                                                                               DRINKS: Local alcoholic and soft drinks (chargeable after midnight).

                                                                                                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 35 minutes from Mombasa airport.

                                                                                                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways – superior garden view cabin
                                                                                                                  2011                                                                                      2012
                                                                                                                 01 Jan-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   07 Sep-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   29 Dec-   01 Jan-
                                                                                                                  16 Jul   19 Aug    06 Sep    13 Dec    15 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    28 Dec    31 Dec    31 Mar
                                                                                                                 1160  1649    1249     1102   1174    1671     1800     1400      1314                    1213
                                                                                                                 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




     Sun ’n’ Sand Beach Resort
                                                                                                               A lively and informal hotel that offers a wide variety of activities and facilities.

                                                                                                               LOCATION: Situated on the north coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                               FACILITIES: Offers a choice of four restaurants, a snack bar and three bars - one
                                                                                                               with regular evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include three pools (two are
                                                                                                               salt water), two children's pools, tennis, volleyball, TV room, football, table tennis,
                                                                                                               darts, snooker, pool tables, bicycles, basketball, kids' club (aged 4-11 years), daily
                                                                                                               animation programme, beauty salon and boutique shops. Swahili lessons and
                                                                                                               accompanied local school visits are available. Water sports include glass-bottom
                                                                                                               boats, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, paddle boats and kayaking.

                                                                                                               ACCOMMODATION: 300 air-conditioned rooms with bath, safe, satellite TV,
                                                                                                               hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, mini fridge and balcony. Standard rooms (3
                                                                                                               adults or 2 adults and 2 children) have a garden or pool view. Deluxe rooms, which
                                                                                                               have an ocean view (3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children), are also available.

                                                                                                               BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL - price includes:
                                                                                                               MEALS & SNACKS: Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner in the main restaurant. Snacks
                                                                                                               from 10am-6pm.
                                                                                                               DRINKS: Local beer, local spirits, house wines, cocktails, soft drinks & tropical juices
                                                                                                               10am-11pm.
                                                                                                               WATER SPORTS: Snorkelling from the beach at high tide, trial diving lesson in pool
                                                                                                               including instruction & equipment.

                                                                                                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Mombasa airport.

                                                                                                               The hotel will be closed for refurbishment 01 May-15 Nov 2011.


                                                                                                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways – standard room
                                                                                                                  2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                                 01 Jan-   05 Jan-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-
                                                                                                                 04 Jan     16 Jul   19 Aug    15 Dec    17 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                                 1287  1130    1524     1149   1601    1706     1917     1517      1392                    1216
                                                                                                                 SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.



     All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
92              which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Mombasa

Travellers Beach Hotel
                                                                                                          Travellers Beach provides a wide range of facilities within a relaxed and friendly
                                                                                                          atmosphere and represents some of the best value accommodation in its category.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on the north coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants & two bars – one offers regular
                                                                                                          traditional African shows, outdoor disco, live music & local cabarets. Leisure
                                                                                                          facilities include an outdoor pool, kids' pool, kids' club (aged 3-12 years), tennis,
                                                                                                          squash, fitness/beauty centre with a jacuzzi, gym, sauna, steam bath, massage &
                                                                                                          hair salon. Water sports include scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, water-skiing, jet-
                                                                                                          skiing, windsurfing, glass-bottom boat, banana boat, paddle boat, canoeing,
                                                                                                          kayaking and snorkelling.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 128 air-conditioned rooms with bath/shower. Each room has
                                                                                                          one double & one single bed, satellite TV, hairdryer & a balcony or terrace.
                                                                                                          Standard rooms (3 adults) which have views of the gardens, pool or ocean.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner.

                                                                                                          We also offer Travellers Club, which shares facilities with Travellers Beach, and
                                                                                                          offers 158 rooms on an all inclusive basis.
                                                                                                          MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner buffet-style, served in the main
                                                                                                          restaurant. A la carte restaurants at the neighbouring Travellers Beach Hotel may
                                                                                                          be used for a supplement. Snacks 10am-6pm.
                                                                                                          DRINKS: Soft drinks, fruit juices, purified water, local beers, spirits & selected house
                                                                                                          wines. All drinks served by the glass, 10am-midnight.
                                                                                                          WATER SPORTS: Trial diving lesson in the pool – equipment is included but any
                                                                                                          lessons are payable locally.

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 40 minutes from Mombasa airport.

                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – standard room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                                      2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   07 Sep-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   29 Dec-   01 Jan-
                                                                                                             16 Jul   19 Aug    06 Sep    13 Dec    15 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    28 Dec    31 Dec    31 Mar
                                                                                                             959  1448    1047     968    1040    1519     1624     1224      1119                    1004
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




Bamburi Beach Hotel
                                                                                                          A perennial favourite of British travellers, set in a popular location with good standards
                                                                                                          of accommodation. The hotel is set amid lush tropical gardens on a white sand beach
                                                                                                          overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean.

                                                                                                          There are many activities here including a wide selection of water sports. Children
                                                                                                          have their own play area. Days are quickly filled with aerobics, beach and pool games,
                                                                                                          squash, gymnasium and beach volleyball. There are two large fresh water, free form
                                                                                                          swimming pools. One with a jacuzzi and the other with an adjacent baby pool and
                                                                                                          children's adventure centre.

                                                                                                          After dinner, the nightly entertainment includes disco dancing, live music, traditional
                                                                                                          dancers, cabaret shows, acrobats, bingo and crab racing.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on the north coast of Mombasa.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers three restaurants, a snack bar and three bars. Leisure facilities
                                                                                                          include two outdoor pools, squash, table tennis, fitness room, kids' club (aged 4-12
                                                                                                          years) and beauty salon. Water sports include scuba diving, snorkelling, deep-sea
                                                                                                          fishing, creek safaris, pedaloes, rowing boats, windsurfing and canoeing.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 150 air-conditioned rooms with private shower, hairdryer, TV
                                                                                                          with DVD player, coffee/tea facilities, mini bar, safe and balcony or terrace. Standard
                                                                                                          rooms (3 adults) have a pool or ocean view.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL - price includes:
                                                                                                          MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner - all buffet style. Supplement payable for
                                                                                                          à la carte service. Daytime snacks served from 10am-5.30pm.
                                                                                                          DRINKS: Soft drinks, beer, local spirits & house wine – all by the glass – 10am-11.30pm.

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Mombasa airport.

                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – standard room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   05 Jan-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   07 Sep-   16 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-
                                                                                                            04 Jan     16 Jul   19 Aug    06 Sep    15 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                            1177  1082    1565     1165   1090    1662     1791     1391      1273                    1163
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
           which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.            93
     MALINDI & WATAMU
     Malindi                                                                                                   Watamu
     Just a few hours travel north of Mombasa, Malindi is an                                                   Just a few kilometres south of Malindi is another small
     idyllic destination to relax and unwind. The excellent                                                    beach village, with a few small shops. The beaches are
     coral reefs offer fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling.                                                 one of the major attractions and the coral reefs offer
     This historic small town offers amazing international                                                     some of the best diving in Kenya. During May to
     and local cuisine. Malindi is particularly popular with                                                   September the beaches are subject to seaweed and tidal
     Italian tourists.                                                                                         variance.


      Diamonds Dream of Africa
                                                                                                                Diamonds Dream of Africa is a member of the 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World'. Set
                                                                                                                in pretty gardens, steps away from the Indian Ocean on the northern shores of
                                                                                                                Malindi, close to the centre of town. From here it is easy to explore the exotic coral
                                                                                                                gardens of the nearby marine park. The hotel was designed in Indo-Arab style with
                                                                                                                arches and turreted roofs adorning coral pink façades. The atmosphere is one of laid-
                                                                                                                back relaxation with private terraces surrounded by lush lawns and flowers.
                                                                                                                LOCATION: Along the silver sand beach of Malindi.
                                                                                                                FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant, and an à la carte restaurant (at extra charge),
                                                                                                                and two bars. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and the Dream Spa. Table
                                                                                                                tennis, beach volleyball and archery are available at nearby sister hotel Tropical Village.
                                                                                                                Water sports include catamaran, windsurfing, canoes, sailing and PADI diving – all
                                                                                                                available at nearby sister hotel Tropical Village.
                                                                                                                ACCOMMODATION: 33 air-conditioned junior suites and 2 suites all with en suite
                                                                                                                facilities and a jacuzzi bathtub, dressing table, mini bar, safe, hairdryer, TV and a
                                                                                                                balcony/terrace with sun loungers. Junior suites (3 adults). Suites are spacious with a
                                                                                                                separate lounge area (2 adults and 2 children).
                                                                                                                BOARD BASIS: All Inclusive prices include:
                                                                                                                MEALS & SNACKS: Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner. Afternoon tea, coffee & pastries,
                                                                                                                morning fruit.
                                                                                                                DRINKS: Soft drinks, water, local beer and spirits, house wines, juices, tea & coffee.
                                                                                                                Bar open until midnight.
                                                                                                                TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2 hour 30 minutes from Mombasa airport.

                                                                                                                          MUCH MORE
                                                                                                                FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights and get 1 night free or stay 12 nights and get 2 nights
                                                                                                                free – valid for stays started and completed 01 May-30 Jun and 15 Oct-15 Dec. Prices
                                                                                                                reflect the free night offer.
                                                                                                                HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives a 50% discount on accommodation. In addition
                                                                                                                couples receive a fruit basket, flowers, sparkling wine and à la carte romantic dinner.
                                                                                                                Offer valid for stays of 5 nights and more.

                                                                                                                  7 nights – Kenya Airways – junior suite
                                                                                                                   2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                                  01 Jan-   05 Jan-   25 Mar-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   14 Dec-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   05 Jan-
                                                                                                                  04 Jan    24 Mar     16 Jul   18 Jul    19 Aug    13 Dec    15 Dec    23 Dec    04 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                                  2032  1859    1659     2019   2223    1899     2176     2762      2362                    2033
                                                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.



      All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
94               which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Watamu

Hemingways                       CONNOISSEUR
                                 COLLECTION


                                                                                                          A member of the 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World', Hemingways Resort is a luxury
                                                                                                          property in Watamu Bay, an unrivalled Kenyan setting. The white sands of the bay and
                                                                                                          its crystal waters form Kenya's finest stretch of beach, which helps to make it an area
                                                                                                          of great beauty and interest. There are coral reefs to marvel at, the ruins of ancient
                                                                                                          Gede to be explored, marlin and sailfish to be caught and, of course, Hemingways
                                                                                                          resort in which to be indulged.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on the beachfront, in Watamu National Marine Park.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant and a sea front à la carte restaurant and 2 bars.
                                                                                                          Leisure facilities include two outdoor freshwater pools, a spa and salon centre, tennis,
                                                                                                          gym & TV/video room and a gift and jewellery shop. Water sports include snorkelling trips,
                                                                                                          scuba diving and big game fishing. Complimentary shuttle to Malindi for shopping. The
                                                                                                          southeast wind (Kusi) blows from mid March to sometime in November and is cooler than
                                                                                                          the northeast breeze (Kaskazi) which blows the rest of the year. Outside dining and a pool
                                                                                                          bar are available during the Kaskazi months when the sea is warmer and calmer.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 76 air-conditioned rooms with shower, fan, mini bar, safe,
                                                                                                          tea/coffee making facilities & a terrace or patio. Superior rooms (up to 3 adults) overlook
                                                                                                          the ocean, pool or gardens. Deluxe family rooms (max of 2 adults and 2 children) which
                                                                                                          offer the easiest access to the hotel's gardens & beach, are also available.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner, plus afternoon tea.

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2 hour 30 minutes from Mombasa airport.

                                                                                                          The hotel is closed 01 May-14 June.
                                                                                                          Water sports are not available May to July.
                                                                                                          Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers & a tailored shirt at dinner.
                                                                                                                      MUCH MORE
                                                                                                          HONEYMOONERS: Receive a bouquet of roses, a bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit
                                                                                                          basket in room on arrival, subject to availability.
                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – superior room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                  2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   03 Jan-   24 Apr-   14 Jun-   17 Jul-   16 Dec-   20 Dec-   31 Dec-   03 Jan-   15 Mar-
                                                                                                            02 Jan    23 Apr    13 Jun     16 Jul   15 Dec    19 Dec    30 Dec    02 Jan    14 Mar    31 Mar
                                                                                                            1949  1567     n/a     1126   1616    2255     3238     2383      1706                    1171
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




Turtle Bay
                                                                                                          A well-established popular hotel, set within ten acres of tropical gardens.
                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on spectacular Watamu Beach.
                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers a choice of 3 restaurants and 3 bars – 1 with regular evening
                                                                                                          entertainment. Leisure facilities include 2 pools (1 for over 18s only), jacuzzi, children's
                                                                                                          pool & kids' club (aged 4-12 years), tennis and volleyball. Water sports include
                                                                                                          windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling.
                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 145 air-conditioned rooms with bath/shower, ceiling fan,
                                                                                                          tea/coffee making facilities and balcony or patio. Super club rooms (2 adults and 2
                                                                                                          children using fold-away beds) have partial ocean view.
                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL: price includes:
                                                                                                          MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner - all buffet style in main restaurant or the
                                                                                                          pizzeria for lunch & dinner. Daytime & midnight snacks. Guests can eat at the Blue
                                                                                                          Turtle restaurant, and receive 20% off their bill.
                                                                                                          DRINKS: Local wines, South African wines, beers, spirits & soft drinks.
                                                                                                          WATER SPORTS: Basic & intermediate windsurfing and catamarans (first lesson
                                                                                                          chargeable). Introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool.
                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2 hours from Mombasa airport.
                                                                                                          Turtle Bay is closed from 03 May-05 Jun.
                                                                                                          Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and a tailored shirt for dinner at the
                                                                                                          Blue Turtle Restaurant.

                                                                                                                   MUCH MORE
                                                                                                          HONEYMOONERS: Couples receive fruit basket, flowers and a bottle of sparkling
                                                                                                          wine.
                                                                                                          FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights and get 1 night free or stay 12 nights and get 2 nights
                                                                                                          free – valid for all arrivals 03 Jan-31 Jan, 01 Mar-31 Mar & 01 Sep-31 Oct.
                                                                                                          SINGLE SAVER: No single supplement throughout the year, valid for super club room.



                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – super club room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   21 Apr-   26 Apr-   05 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   14 Dec-   24 Dec-   31 Dec-   03 Jan-
                                                                                                            20 Apr    25 Apr    04 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug    13 Dec    23 Dec    30 Dec    02 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                            1259  1145     n/a     1113   1674    1274     2025     1625      1496                    1364
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
           which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.            95
     LAMU   The Lamu Archipelago is a small group of islands situated on
            Kenya’s northern coastline. The largest of the islands include
            Lamu, Manda, Pate and Kiwayu, each offering a peaceful retreat
            with endless beaches and crystal clear waters. Lamu island is
            known for having the oldest living Swahili town, with many of
            the narrow streets remaining unchanged. Very few vehicles are
            on the island and donkey and dhow remain the main forms of
            transport.




                                                                 • Manda Bay




                                                                            Manda Island

                                                   Lamu Island



                                     • Kipungani                      • The Majlis




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                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lamu

Manda Bay                    CONNOISSEUR
                             COLLECTION


                                                                                                    Manda Bay is situated beside miles of soft sand beach, with fascinating creeks and small islets
                                                                                                    to explore. This resort is located on an unspoilt, idyllic island found in the romantic Lamu
                                                                                                    archipelago. A perfect place for relaxation and revitalisation.
                                                                                                    LOCATION: Situated on the northern peninsula of Manda Island surrounded by miles of
                                                                                                    palm-fringed, silky sandy beaches and intriguing creeks.
                                                                                                    FACILITIES: Offers an informal dining room, sundowner cocktails and candlelit dinners under
                                                                                                    the stars. Leisure facilities include bush walks, cultural visits and excursions to Lamu, bird
                                                                                                    walks and boating trips in the mangrove creeks. Water sports include windsurfing, water-
                                                                                                    skiing, laser sailing, snorkelling, tubing, kayaking, deep-sea and salt water fly fishing, scenic
                                                                                                    flights, private dhow charters for sundowners or overnight, and massage facilities.
                                                                                                    ACCOMMODATION: 10 beach front cottages (2 adults) and 6 sea view cottages (2 adults
                                                                                                    and 1 child) with ceiling fans, en suite bathroom and verandah.
                                                                                                    BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
                                                                                                    TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 20 minutes by boat from Manda.
                                                                                                    Manda Bay is closed from mid April to mid July.
                                                                                                       7 nights – Kenya Airways – cottage
                                                                                                       2011                                                                                            2012
                                                                                                      01 Jan-    26 Apr-    30 Apr-   25 Jun-    17 Jul-   20 Aug-    29 Sep-   16 Dec-    24 Dec-    01 Jan-
                                                                                                      25 Apr     29 Apr     24 Jun     16 Jul    19 Aug    28 Sep     15 Dec    23 Dec     31 Dec     31 Mar
                                                                                                       3548   3221     2997    3782    4284      3872      3662     4299                    3887      3760
                                                                                                       SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




The Majlis
                                                                                                    A small luxury beach hotel only accessible by boat. Fitting seamlessly into its surroundings,
                                                                                                    The Majlis offers a unique experience that combines comfort, luxury and intimacy.
                                                                                                    LOCATION: Situated on Manda Island, with views over Ras Kitau Bay and facing Lamu.
                                                                                                    FACILITIES: The restaurant offers international cuisine prepared by Italian and Japanese
                                                                                                    chefs. Guests can choose to dine on the open-plan verandah or first floor terrace/bar with
                                                                                                    panoramic views of the bay. The two bars offer ideal places to meet with friends or relax.
                                                                                                    Leisure facilities include two salt water swimming pools, a luxury boutique, fitness centre,
                                                                                                    water sports and cultural excursions.
                                                                                                    ACCOMMODATION: 25 rooms and suites, divided into three villas. Each villa has superior
                                                                                                    and deluxe rooms, with the Majlis Villa also boasting magnificent junior and royal suites. The
                                                                                                    rooms and suites open onto the white sand beach, offering panoramic views of the sea from
                                                                                                    the private verandahs. Each room has an en suite bathroom and has been decorated to
                                                                                                    evoke the Lamu heritage, with large windows and terraces offering spectacular views.
                                                                                                    BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with unlimited bottled water.
                                                                                                    TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 10 minutes by boat from Manda.

                                                                                                       7 nights – Kenya Airways – superior room
                                                                                                       2011                                                                                 2012
                                                                                                      01 Jan-    03 Jan-    17 Jul-   20 Aug-    29 Nov-   16 Dec-    20 Dec-   24 Dec-    01 Jan-    03 Jan-
                                                                                                      02 Jan      16 Jul    19 Aug    28 Nov     15 Dec    19 Dec     23 Dec    31 Dec     02 Jan     31 Mar
                                                                                                       2697   2480     2964    2793    3015      3966      4358     3946                    3245      2983
                                                                                                       SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




Kipungani Explorer
                                                                                                    Located on the ancient Arabian island paradise of Lamu, Kipungani is one of Africa's most
                                                                                                    remote, relaxing and richly romantic coastal hideaways. Perched on the edge of Kipungani
                                                                                                    Bay, where the protected mangroves of the creek meet the end of a deserted beach, this
                                                                                                    resort offers rustic simplicity.
                                                                                                    LOCATION: Overlooking Kipungani Channel, on the southwestern tip of Lamu Island,
                                                                                                    located two degrees south of the equator, on the edge of a deserted 14 kilometre beach.
                                                                                                    FACILITIES: Offers a dining room and bar. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, bird
                                                                                                    walks and excursions to ancient ruins, historic mosques, markets and museums. Water sports
                                                                                                    include snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing & sailing on Arab dhows.
                                                                                                    ACCOMMODATION: 14 bandas (2 adults and 1 child) with fresh water showers, daily
                                                                                                    laundry service and ocean-facing verandah.
                                                                                                    BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
                                                                                                    TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes by boat from Manda.
                                                                                                    This hotel will be closed from mid April to end of June.

                                                                                                       7 nights – Kenya Airways – banda
                                                                                                       2011                                                                                            2012
                                                                                                      01 Jan-    25 Mar-    30 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-    28 Oct-    16 Dec-   19 Dec-    24 Dec-    01 Jan-
                                                                                                      24 Mar     29 Jun      16 Jul   19 Aug     27 Oct    15 Dec     18 Dec    23 Dec     31 Dec     31 Mar
                                                                                                       2175    n/a     2428    2929    2517      2367      2936     3290                    2878      2312
                                                                                                       SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.



All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
           which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.            97
     ZANZIBAR                                                                   Z Hotel • • Ras Nungwi
                                                                                Kilindi •
                                                            Diamonds La Gemma Dell’Est •
                                                                         Royal Zanzibar •
                                                                                                                    • Fundu Lagoon




     Zanzibar is visually stunning with beautiful                                                     • &Beyond Mnemba
                                                                                                        Island Lodge
     beaches, unique forest reserves and plantations with                                         • Matemwe Main Lodge
                                                                                                    & Retreat
     fruit, vegetables and spices and a fascinating town,                                         • Sandies Neptune Pwani
                                                                                                  • Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar
     steeped in history. Visitors to the island can enjoy                                          • Sandies Mapenzi Beach
                                                                                                    • Ocean Paradise
     relaxing on the white sandy beaches of the popular                                              • Bluebay Beach Resort
                                                                                                      • Sultan Sands
     east coast or exploring historic Stone Town.
     Zanzibar is a quiet island with limited
     entertainment outside the hotels, and the
     entertainment within the hotels is low key.


                                                                    Serena Inn • • Beyt Al Chai
                                                                   Zanzibar Airport




                                                                            Map locations are
                                                                            approximate and are not
                                                                            intended to be definitive.




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Excursions                                                    Jozani Forest
                                                              from £25 per person
                                                              Jozani Forest in the south of Zanzibar is the only
Stone Town Tour                                               remaining natural forest on the island. There are
from £20 per person                                           three parts to the forest which sustain a wide variety
A wonderful insight into bygone times of the island. Barter   of wildlife and birds. The most famous inhabitant is
for goods at the buzzing market, spy buildings all with an    the rare red colobus monkey. Take a relaxing walk
ancient story, and wander through the narrow streets of       and hear about the mystical tales associated with the
the old town. A good value tour which will help you get so    forest.
much more out of your stay on the island.



Spice Tour
from £20 per person
Pick, smell and savour fruit and spices indigenous to the
island. This is sure to waken your senses! From explorer
David Livingstone’s house to rural areas, this tour
guarantees a unique experience.




                                                                                                                       99
      Zanzibar Stonetown

      Zanzibar Serena Inn
                                                                                                                Situated on the seafront of ancient Stone Town, washed by the aquamarine waters
                                                                                                                of the Zanzibar Channel, the Serena Inn is a haven of tranquillity and opulence
                                                                                                                amongst the bustle of Zanzibar.

                                                                                                                It is flanked by an exotic mix of sultans’ palaces, Portuguese forts, ancient dhow
                                                                                                                harbours and bright bazaars. Faithfully restored and lavishly embellished the
                                                                                                                interior design concept is a fusion of authenticity and opulence that reflects the
                                                                                                                very essence of Zanzibar.

                                                                                                                Each bedroom is cool, white, and constructed in the traditional design of a Swahili
                                                                                                                house. On offer is a selection of dining options including The Baharia Restaurant,
                                                                                                                the Mdele Coffee Shop, the Masahani Bar and the exclusive Serena Mangapwani
                                                                                                                Beach Club.

                                                                                                                LOCATION: Situated on the seafront of ancient Stone Town.

                                                                                                                FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant, bar and evening entertainment. Leisure
                                                                                                                facilities include an outdoor pool, a gift shop, boutique and beauty therapy parlour.
                                                                                                                Water sports can be organised on request and are available at the nearby beaches,
                                                                                                                these include diving, snorkelling, sunset boat trips. A complimentary shuttle is
                                                                                                                provided to/from Serena Mangapwani Beach Club.

                                                                                                                ACCOMMODATION: 51 air-conditioned rooms with bath, hairdryer, mosquito net,
                                                                                                                mini bar, safe, satellite TV and a private balcony. Standard rooms (2 adults) have a
                                                                                                                partial ocean view. Prime view rooms, (2 adults) which have a hammock and a full
                                                                                                                ocean view, are also available.

                                                                                                                BOARD BASIS: Breakfast.

                                                                                                                TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 20 minutes from Zanzibar airport.



                                                                                                                  7 nights – Kenya Airways – standard room
                                                                                                                   2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                                  01 Jan-   25 Feb-   29 May-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   25 Oct-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   28 Dec-   26 Feb-
                                                                                                                  24 Feb    28 May     16 Jul   19 Aug     24 Oct   15 Dec    23 Dec    27 Dec    25 Feb    31 Mar
                                                                                                                  1670  1604    1682     2142   1742    1689     2142     1784      1840                    1740
                                                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




      Beyt Al Chai
                                                                                                                Beyt Al Chai is a charming, small boutique guesthouse, located at the heart of
                                                                                                                Zanzibar's Stone Town. Built by a wealthy Arab merchant as a private home, Beyt
                                                                                                                Al Chai (House of Tea) takes its name from the days when the building served as a
                                                                                                                tea house.

                                                                                                                The three-storey house has since been beautifully restored, with every effort made
                                                                                                                to retain the character of this antique building.

                                                                                                                Beyt Al Chai is the perfect place to relax and capture the spirit and magic of
                                                                                                                Zanzibar. It is also within easy walking distance of all the attractions of Zanzibar
                                                                                                                Town.

                                                                                                                LOCATION: Ideally located on the famous Kelele Square.

                                                                                                                FACILITIES: Offers a lounge and bar which is furnished with huge comfortable
                                                                                                                sofas and armchairs which have been placed to form different sitting areas. Ideally
                                                                                                                created to provide privacy and comfort for those who want to relax, read books or
                                                                                                                just sip a cool drink and enjoy the gentle music in the background. A new 5-star
                                                                                                                restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel provides guests and visitors with an
                                                                                                                opportunity for first class dining.

                                                                                                                ACCOMMODATION: Offers five air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathrooms,
                                                                                                                each of which is uniquely designed. Rich brightly covered organza and silk curtains
                                                                                                                billow in the breeze around genuine antiques, some of which date back to the days
                                                                                                                of the Sultan.

                                                                                                                BOARD BASIS: Breakfast.

                                                                                                                TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 10 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

                                                                                                                Closed in May.


                                                                                                                  7 nights – Kenya Airways – Sultan room
                                                                                                                   2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                                  01 Jan-   24 Apr-   31 May-   12 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   28 Aug-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   03 Jan-
                                                                                                                  23 Apr    30 May     11 Jun    16 Jul   19 Aug    27 Aug    15 Dec    23 Dec    02 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                                  1492   n/a    1386     1498   2159    1759     1644     2159      1759                    1591
                                                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




      All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
100              which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.
                                                                                                                                                                   Zanzibar Beach

Kilindi           CONNOISSEUR
                  COLLECTION


                                                                                                          The resort is the newest addition to Elewana and is set on a magnificent beach
                                                                                                          extending 500 metres on the north west coast of Zanzibar. Kilindi offers guests
                                                                                                          stunning accommodation and breathtaking views for a luxurious post-safari break
                                                                                                          or an exotic beach escape.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated in Nungwi, on the north west coast of Zanzibar.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: The main building is open at the front with archways to a terrace that
                                                                                                          overlook the ocean. Offering indoor and outdoor dining areas with the options of
                                                                                                          romantic beach or poolside dinners. A spacious cocktail bar with waterfall feature
                                                                                                          and the lounge are ideal places for guests to relax. Leisure facilities include a T-
                                                                                                          shaped infinity swimming pool and the Kilindis uShawari Spa which offers
                                                                                                          authentic pampering by skilled therapists using traditional techniques
                                                                                                          incorporating local herbs, oils and honey.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: The 15 villas are spread across 34 acres of lush tropical
                                                                                                          gardens and all have a unique domed roof with stained-glass skylight. Each of the
                                                                                                          villas has plunge pools, linked by water features, an open-air lounge and a spacious
                                                                                                          wet room with rain shower.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE price includes:
                                                                                                          MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, room service and snacks.
                                                                                                          DRINKS: Soft drinks, cocktails, a choice of house wines, local spirits, water, tea and
                                                                                                          coffee (excludes champagne, cellar wines and imported spirits).
                                                                                                          LAUNDRY: Also included.

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 50 minutes from Zanzibar Airport.

                                                                                                          Closed in April and May.



                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – luxury pavilion
                                                                                                             2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   05 Jan-   07 Jan-   24 Mar    25 Mar-   31 May-   17 Jul-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   03 Jan-
                                                                                                            04 Jan    06 Jan    23 Mar              30 May     16 Jul   15 Dec    23 Dec    02 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                            3584  3238    2431     3065    n/a    3296     3915     4315      3915                    3634
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




Matemwe Main Lodge & Retreat                                                    CONNOISSEUR
                                                                                COLLECTION


                                                                                                          Matemwe lies on a coral rock, surrounded by superb beaches, and opposite the
                                                                                                          Mnemba Atoll, which offers spectacular diving and snorkelling. The friendly staff,
                                                                                                          relaxed atmosphere, lush tropical gardens, fine white sand, intimate swimming pools,
                                                                                                          massages, and magnificent food, make Matemwe Main Lodge the ultimate tropical
                                                                                                          paradise on the intriguing island of Zanzibar.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on the north east coast of Zanzibar Island.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers an open-air restaurant serving seafood as a speciality and a mix of
                                                                                                          African and European flavours. A lounge and bar are also available. Leisure facilities
                                                                                                          include a swimming pool with poolside bar, guided reef and village walks, dhow boat
                                                                                                          trips and cycling. Massages and beauty treatments are also available. Water sports
                                                                                                          include snorkelling, diving and kayaking.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 12 beautiful bungalows, built from local materials and
                                                                                                          surrounded by a beautiful garden. Each suite features an en suite bath/shower and a
                                                                                                          private verandah with hammocks and couches overlooking the Indian Ocean.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee and water with meals.

                                                                                                          We also offer Matemwe Retreat, which comprises three villas, just north of the main
                                                                                                          lodge. Each villa has a butler. Villas have en suite bathroom with shower and large
                                                                                                          romantic bath overlooking the Indian Ocean. Each villa also features a plunge pool on
                                                                                                          the private roof terrace. Meals & drinks are delivered to the room, or the beach in front
                                                                                                          of the Retreat. Drinks are included except cellar wines, premium brand Champagne
                                                                                                          and spirits. All the facilities above are available to those staying at the Retreat.

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Zanzibar airport.

                                                                                                          Closed in April and May.


                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – bungalow
                                                                                                             2011                                                                                      2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   05 Jan-   25 Mar-   30 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   27 Oct-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Jan-
                                                                                                            04 Jan    24 Mar    29 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug     26 Oct   15 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec    31 Mar
                                                                                                            2233  2108     n/a     2339   2799    2399     2274     2799      2485                    2395
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
           which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.            101
      Zanzibar Beach

      Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar
                                                                                                                The property is set amongst tropical gardens and offers a good choice of water sports
                                                                                                                and other activities. Its exotic and modern interior, décor by an Italian designer hints
                                                                                                                at both African and Arabic influences. This is a special resort, with every detail thought
                                                                                                                of, and promises pampering and relaxation to discerning guests.

                                                                                                                LOCATION: Situated in Kiwengwa, on the north east coast of Zanzibar.

                                                                                                                FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants and a pizzeria (open for dinner only) and
                                                                                                                an à la carte restaurant (at extra cost), two bars. Leisure facilities include two swimming
                                                                                                                pools, fitness centre, a spa, tennis, beach volleyball, beach soccer, darts, table tennis.
                                                                                                                Water sports include catamaran, windsurfing, canoes, dive centre and deep-sea fishing.

                                                                                                                ACCOMMODATION: 157 air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathroom with a walk-
                                                                                                                in shower, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer, TV, DVD and CD
                                                                                                                player. Deluxe room (2 adults and 1 child). Junior suites and a beach villa are also
                                                                                                                available.

                                                                                                                BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE prices include :
                                                                                                                MEALS & SNACKS: Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner in the main restaurant. Afternoon
                                                                                                                tea, coffee and pastries.
                                                                                                                DRINKS: Soft drinks, local beer, house wines, tea & coffee. Bar open until 1.00am.

                                                                                                                TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 50 minutes from Zanzibar airport.


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                                                                                                                FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights and get 1 night free or stay 12 nights and get 2 nights
                                                                                                                free – valid for stays started and completed 01 May-30 Jun and 15 Oct-15 Dec. Prices
                                                                                                                reflect the free night offer.
                                                                                                                HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives a 50% discount on accommodation. In addition
                                                                                                                couples receive a fruit basket, flowers, sparkling wine and à la carte romantic dinner.
                                                                                                                Offer valid for stays of 5 nights and more.


                                                                                                                  7 nights – Kenya Airways – deluxe room
                                                                                                                   2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                                  01 Jan-   05 Jan-   26 Mar-   30 Apr-   23 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   13 Dec-   24 Dec-   05 Jan-
                                                                                                                  04 Jan    25 Mar    29 Apr    22 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug    12 Dec    23 Dec    04 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                                  1861  1687    1520     1333   1542    2115     1687     2510      2110                    1800
                                                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




      Diamonds La Gemma Dell’est
                                                                                                                The hotel is set in the midst of exotic and colourful tropical gardens inviting you to
                                                                                                                enjoy the pristine views over the Indian Ocean.
                                                                                                                LOCATION: Located on the northwestern shores of Zanzibar, at Nungwi.
                                                                                                                FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants, one café, three bars and evening
                                                                                                                entertainment. Leisure facilities include a large swimming pool with a children's area,
                                                                                                                beach volleyball, outdoor gym, fitness activities and jacuzzi. Water sports include
                                                                                                                windsurfing, canoeing and a water sports centre with diving centre.
                                                                                                                ACCOMMODATION: 138 air-conditioned rooms with a walk-in shower, hairdryer,
                                                                                                                tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV and terrace. Deluxe room (2 adults and 1
                                                                                                                child). Villa and suites are also available. All rooms are sea facing.
                                                                                                                BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE prices include.
                                                                                                                MEALS & SNACKS: Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner at 'The Pavilion' restaurant. Dinner
                                                                                                                at Coral Cove serving fresh pizzas, salads & snacks throughout the day at the 'Beach Bar'.
                                                                                                                DRINKS: Soft drinks, water, local beer, house wines, juices, tea & coffee at 'The
                                                                                                                Pavilion', 'Beach Bar', Coral Cove, the 'Sunset Lounge & Bar' & 'Sea Breezes' à la carte
                                                                                                                restaurant. Long drinks & cocktails are also included at the 'Beach Bar'. Spirits &
                                                                                                                aperitifs at the 'Sunset Lounge & Bar' included. Oriental coffee, tea and water pipes
                                                                                                                served at Café Moressco from 5pm-11pm.
                                                                                                                NOT INCLUDED: Dinner at 'Sea Breeze' à la carte restaurant. Premium drinks at any
                                                                                                                restaurant or bar. Drinks at Café Moressco.
                                                                                                                TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Zanzibar Airport.
                                                                                                                            MUCH MORE
                                                                                                                FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights and get 1 night free or stay 12 nights and get 2 nights
                                                                                                                free – valid for stays started and completed 01 May-30 Jun and 15 Oct-15 Dec. Prices
                                                                                                                reflect the free night offer.
                                                                                                                HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives a 50% discount on accommodation. In addition
                                                                                                                couples receive a fruit basket, flowers, sparkling wine and a la carte romantic dinner.
                                                                                                                Offer valid for stays of 5 nights and more.
                                                                                                                  7 nights – Kenya Airways – deluxe room
                                                                                                                   2011                                                                  2012
                                                                                                                  01 Jan-   03 Jan-   05 Jan-   27 Feb-   17 Jul-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-   26 Feb-
                                                                                                                  02 Jan    04 Jan    26 Feb     16 Jul   15 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    25 Feb    31 Mar
                                                                                                                  2487  2305    2122     1846   2660    3361     2961     2733      2325                    2045
                                                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




      All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
102              which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.
                                                                                                                                                                    Zanzibar Beach

Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach
                                                                                                          A perfect destination for those looking to 'get away from it all'. The resort has
                                                                                                          been meticulously created, emulating traditional Zanzibar style, using the best in
                                                                                                          local design, interiors and furnishings, meeting high international standards.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on the eastern coast of Zanzibar in Kiwengwa.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers one main restaurant, one à la carte restaurant, one pool bar and
                                                                                                          a lounge bar. Leisure facilities include two pools, Mvua Spa, beach and water
                                                                                                          volleyball and table tennis, plus day & evening animation. Water sports include
                                                                                                          windsurfing, kayak, catamaran, diving (available at sister hotel Diamonds La
                                                                                                          Gemma Dell'Est) and snorkelling.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 154 air-conditioned rooms with shower, TV and balcony or
                                                                                                          terrace. Sea view rooms and sea side rooms (2 adults and 1 child).

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL – price includes:
                                                                                                          MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Snacks from 10am-6pm. One dinner
                                                                                                          per stay at the Pizzeria Restaurant.
                                                                                                          DRINKS: Local soft drinks & local alcoholic drinks (10am-midnight).

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Zanzibar Airport.


                                                                                                                      MUCH MORE
                                                                                                          FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights and get 1 night free or stay 12 nights and get 2 nights
                                                                                                          free – valid for stays started and completed 01 May-30 Jun and 15 Oct-15 Dec.
                                                                                                          Prices reflect the free night offer.
                                                                                                          HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives a 50% discount on accommodation. In addition
                                                                                                          couples receive a fruit basket, flowers, sparkling wine and à la carte romantic
                                                                                                          dinner. Offer valid for stays of 5 nights and more.

                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – sea view room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   05 Jan-   17 Jul-   21 Jul-   20 Aug-   13 Dec-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-
                                                                                                            04 Jan     16 Jul   20 Jul    19 Aug    12 Dec    15 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                            1758  1575    1866     2001   1640    1905     2442     2042      1916                    1712
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




Sandies Mapenzi Beach Club
                                                                                                          Set on the east coast of Zanzibar, Mapenzi Beach Club blends with the natural
                                                                                                          environment of the surrounding landscape.
                                                                                                          LOCATION: Located on the north east side of Zanzibar.
                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant & two bars with light evening entertainment.
                                                                                                          Leisure facilities include a large swimming pool, tennis, football, archery, bike hire and
                                                                                                          massages. Water sports include canoeing, windsurfing, snorkelling & catamaran
                                                                                                          sailing.
                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 87 air-conditioned cottages, each boasting a private terrace,
                                                                                                          hairdryer, telephone & safe. Sea view rooms are also available.
                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE price includes:
                                                                                                          MEALS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner at the main restaurant serving international cuisine
                                                                                                          & local flavours. One meal per stay at the Pizzeria Nakupenda also included. The Pool
                                                                                                          Bar & Beach Bar serve snacks throughout the day.
                                                                                                          DRINKS: Soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, house wine & tea & coffee.
                                                                                                          Drinks are served as part of the All Inclusive package until midnight after which they
                                                                                                          are chargeable.
                                                                                                          ACTIVITIES: Daily gym activities, all-round windsurfing equipment, canoeing, beach
                                                                                                          volleyball, football, archery, table tennis, darts & indoor games, tennis court, evening
                                                                                                          entertainment programme & discotheque. Fun board windsurf gear, windsurf & sailing
                                                                                                          lessons and basic course, water-ski & wakeboard on charge.
                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 60 minutes from Zanzibar Airport.

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                                                                                                          FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights and get 1 night free or stay 12 nights and get 2 nights
                                                                                                          free – valid for stays started and completed 01 May-30 Jun and 15 Oct-15 Dec. Prices
                                                                                                          reflect the free night offer.
                                                                                                          HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives a 50% discount on accommodation. In addition
                                                                                                          couples receive a fruit basket, flowers, sparkling wine and à la carte romantic dinner.
                                                                                                          Offer valid for stays of 5 nights and more.
                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – superior garden room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   05 Jan-   25 Mar-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-
                                                                                                            04 Jan    24 Mar     16 Jul   19 Aug    15 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                            1783  1574    1434     1956   1534    2223     2480     2080      1941                    1711
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
           which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.            103
      Zanzibar Beach

      Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort
                                                                                                                This attractive resort on Zanzibar's unspoilt beach offers a lively and friendly
                                                                                                                atmosphere. The area is home to some excellent diving sites.
                                                                                                                LOCATION: Situated in Nungwi, in the north western region of Zanzibar.
                                                                                                                FACILITIES: Two restaurants, 4 bars, snack bar, evening entertainment, 4 swimming
                                                                                                                pools, kids’ pool, kids’ club 10.00am-6.00pm (aged 4-12 years), gym, table tennis,
                                                                                                                beach football, beauty salon and massage, plus shopping facilities. Water sports
                                                                                                                include pedal boats, kayaks, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, dhow cruises
                                                                                                                and dolphin tours.
                                                                                                                ACCOMMODATION: 100 air-conditioned rooms with en suite bath & shower, TV,
                                                                                                                telephone, internet connection, mini bar, safe, coffee maker, hairdryer & terrace/ balcony.
                                                                                                                Superior rooms (2 adults +1 rollaway bed). Junior suites are also available (2 adults + 1
                                                                                                                rollaway bed) which have a sitting area & large terrace/balcony with day bed & sea view.
                                                                                                                BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE price includes
                                                                                                                MEALS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner in the main restaurant.
                                                                                                                SNACKS: Daytime snacks from the Snack Bar from 10.00am-6.00pm (6.00pm-
                                                                                                                11.00pm drinks only).
                                                                                                                DRINKS: Local spirits, selected red and white wine by the glass, local beer, selected
                                                                                                                cocktails and soft drinks in the Main Bar, 7.00am-11.00pm, the beach bar 10.00am-
                                                                                                                11.00pm and the pool bar 10.00am-6.00pm. A half litre of bottled water per person
                                                                                                                per day in room.
                                                                                                                LEISURE FACILITIES: Fitness centre, table tennis, darts, a scuba diving trial in the pool.
                                                                                                                Note the hotel also caters for guests on different meal plans and with different
                                                                                                                entertainment programmes. It is popular with Italian guests.
                                                                                                                TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 55 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

                                                                                                                          MUCH MORE
                                                                                                                FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights and get 1 night free or stay 12 nights and get 2 nights
                                                                                                                free – valid for stays started and completed 20 Mar-07 Jul, 01 Sep-14 Sep and 01 Dec-
                                                                                                                22 Dec. Prices reflect the free night offer.
                                                                                                                  7 nights – Kenya Airways – superior room
                                                                                                                   2011                                                                             2012
                                                                                                                  01 Jan-   03 Jan-    17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Jan-   03 Jan-
                                                                                                                  02 Jan     16 Jul    19 Aug    15 Dec    17 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec    02 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                                  1948  1703    1957     1628   2322    2615     3056     2656      2194                     1924
                                                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




      Ocean Paradise
                                                                                                                A unique and enchanting resort, reflecting the traditional styles and charm of
                                                                                                                Zanzibar.

                                                                                                                LOCATION: Situated in Kijangwani, on the north east coast of Zanzibar.

                                                                                                                FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants, three bars and regular evening
                                                                                                                entertainment. Leisure facilities include a lagoon-style pool, volleyball, dolphin
                                                                                                                tours and a health and fitness centre. Water sports include scuba diving, sailing,
                                                                                                                windsurfing, snorkelling and kayaking.

                                                                                                                ACCOMMODATION: 98 air-conditioned bungalows with shower, hairdryer, mini
                                                                                                                bar, safe, satellite TV and balcony. Standard garden room (3 adults) are located at
                                                                                                                the rear of the hotel. Superior garden room (3 adults), superior seafront room (3
                                                                                                                adults) and junior suites (3 adults) which have a separate living room, are also
                                                                                                                available.

                                                                                                                BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner.

                                                                                                                TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 50 minutes from Zanzibar Airport.


                                                                                                                            MUCH MORE

                                                                                                                FREE NIGHTS: Stay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or stay for 12 nights and get 2
                                                                                                                nights free – valid for stayed started and completed 01 Jan-30 Jun and 01 Nov-19 Dec.
                                                                                                                Offer is only applicable on superior room categories.
                                                                                                                HONEYMOONERS: Receive a fruit/flower basket, a bottle of sparkling wine and a
                                                                                                                lobster dinner for two, all subject to availability and valid for all room categories. Bride
                                                                                                                receives a 20% discount on accommodation, valid 01 Apr-30 Jun and 01 Sep-30 Nov,
                                                                                                                applicable only on superior room categories.



                                                                                                                  7 nights – Kenya Airways – standard garden room
                                                                                                                   2011                                                                   2012
                                                                                                                  05 Jan-    17 Jul-   21 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   24 Dec-   31 Dec-   03 Jan-   05 Jan-
                                                                                                                   16 Jul    20 Jul    19 Aug    15 Dec    17 Dec    23 Dec    30 Dec    02 Jan    04 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                                  1330  1730    1848     1502   2019    2136     1757     1654      1506                     1424
                                                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




      All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
104              which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.
                                                                                                                                                                    Zanzibar Beach

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa
                                                                                                          Carefully and tastefully decorated in a Zanzibari style with a wide range of facilities
                                                                                                          and impeccable service, the Bluebay is a first-class resort with a fine beach.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: In Kiwengwa village on the east coast of Zanzibar.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants and three bars. Leisure facilities
                                                                                                          include an outdoor pool with jacuzzi, kids' pool, kids' club (aged 2-12 years),
                                                                                                          tennis, fitness centre, and the Oasis Spa. Water sports include scuba diving, sailing,
                                                                                                          windsurfing, canoeing and snorkelling.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 112 air-conditioned rooms with shower, hairdryer, mini bar,
                                                                                                          satellite TV, ceiling fan, terrace, balcony or verandah. Superior rooms (3 adults)
                                                                                                          have partial sea views, junior suites (3 adults) have partial sea views and separate
                                                                                                          seating area. Sultan rooms (3 adults) are on the beach, have butler service and an
                                                                                                          8 foot 'sultan-size bed'. Club rooms (3 adults) have partial sea views, an exclusive
                                                                                                          area and use of a private swimming pool which is shared with guests staying in the
                                                                                                          junior suites. A restaurant for exclusive use of guests staying in club rooms, junior
                                                                                                          suites and sultan rooms only, is available.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 50 minutes from Zanzibar airport.


                                                                                                                      MUCH MORE
                                                                                                          FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights, get 1 night free or stay for 12 nights, get 2 free – valid
                                                                                                          for stays started and completed 01 Apr-25 Jul and 01 Nov-21 Dec




                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – superior room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                  2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   05 Jan-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   24 Dec-   31 Dec-   03 Jan-   05 Jan-
                                                                                                            04 Jan     16 Jul   19 Aug    15 Dec    17 Dec    23 Dec    30 Dec    02 Jan    04 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                            1799  1572    2182     1782   2235    2574     2215     2051      1841                    1718
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




Sultan Sands
                                                                                                          A magical African resort with a choice of single-storey African style rondavel cottages
                                                                                                          nestled on the beachfront in wonderfully landscaped tropical gardens. The hotel offers
                                                                                                          a wide range of facilities, in addition to those of its sister property, Bluebay Beach
                                                                                                          Resort & Spa, situated next door.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: In Kiwengwa village on the east coast of Zanzibar.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant and a beach restaurant plus 2 bar/lounges. Leisure
                                                                                                          facilities which are shared with Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa include 2 pools, Oasis Spa,
                                                                                                          fitness centre, floodlit tennis court, table tennis, snooker, billiards and a children's
                                                                                                          playground and club. Water sports include scuba diving and a water sports centre.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 76 air-conditioned rooms with en suite shower, separate
                                                                                                          dressing room, ceiling fans, mini bar, hairdryer, telephone, safe, TV and verandah.
                                                                                                          Standard Pwani rooms (2 adults and 1 child) are on rising grounds in beautiful
                                                                                                          landscaped gardens, facing out to the Ocean. Sea front Bahari rooms (2 adults and 1
                                                                                                          child) are positioned at the edge of the ocean with a sea view.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE price includes
                                                                                                          MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant.
                                                                                                          DRINKS: From 10am – 12 midnight: Coffee, tea, water, soft drinks, juices, cocktails,
                                                                                                          house wine, beer, local and international spirits (non-premium).

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 50 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

                                                                                                                      MUCH MORE
                                                                                                          FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights, get 1 night free or stay for 12 nights, get 2 free – valid
                                                                                                          for stays started and completed 01 Apr-25 Jul and 01 Nov-21 Dec
                                                                                                          HONEYMOONERS: Receive a complimentary bottle of wine and flowers in room on
                                                                                                          arrival. Couples staying a minimum of 7 nights also receive a complimentary seafood
                                                                                                          dinner.


                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – standard pwani room
                                                                                                             2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   05 Jan-   17 Jul-   21 Jul-   20 Aug-   09 Sep-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   24 Dec-   03 Jan-
                                                                                                            04 Jan     16 Jul   20 Jul    19 Aug    08 Sep    15 Dec    17 Dec    23 Dec    02 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                            1752  1590    2034     2205   1805    1650     2179     2436      2036                    1777
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
           which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.            105
      Zanzibar Beach

      The Z Hotel
                                                                                                                An elegant, boutique hotel which blends contemporary design with traditional
                                                                                                                Zanzibari features. Set in tropical gardens with direct access to a white sand beach and
                                                                                                                the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
                                                                                                                LOCATION: Situated in Nungwi on the northern tip of Zanzibar.
                                                                                                                FACILITIES: An alfresco style à la carte restaurant, a bistro and cocktail bar. Saruche,
                                                                                                                the main restaurant also offers an African beach BBQ and dance nights in addition to
                                                                                                                the Zanzibar nights giving the opportunity to sample traditional Zanzibarian cuisine
                                                                                                                and music. Infinity swimming pool, mini spa and reading room with computer and
                                                                                                                internet access. Water sports include PADI dive centre, water-skiing, kayaking, and
                                                                                                                deep-sea fishing. There is also a gift boutique.
                                                                                                                ACCOMMODATION: 35 air-conditioned rooms including 2 rooftop suites and 2
                                                                                                                ocean front cottages all with en suite bathroom, telephone, mini bar, safe, 4 poster
                                                                                                                beds and French doors leading onto large balconies or terraces. Most of the rooms
                                                                                                                have sea views.
                                                                                                                BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included
                                                                                                                TRANSFER TIME: Approximately one hour from Zanzibar airport.
                                                                                                                Children under 12 years are not permitted. The hotel is closed 16 April to 31 May.


                                                                                                                            MUCH MORE
                                                                                                                FREE NIGHTS: Stay 6 nights, get 1 night free, pay for 12 nights, get 2 free – valid for
                                                                                                                stays started and completed 11 Jan-15 Apr, 01 Jun-30 Jun and 01 Oct-20 Dec.
                                                                                                                HONEYMOONERS: Stay 3 nights and receive a fruit platter, a bottle of sparkling wine
                                                                                                                in the room on arrival, a private lobster dinner for 2 and a departure gift. Stay 5 nights
                                                                                                                or more and receive all of the above plus either a sunset cruise on a local dhow or a
                                                                                                                30-minute couple's massage for two. All offers are subject to availability and a copy
                                                                                                                of a marriage certificate will be required in resort to be eligible for the extras.


                                                                                                                  7 nights – Kenya Airways – deluxe garden view room
                                                                                                                   2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                                  01 Jan-   10 Jan-   09 Apr-   31 May-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   01 Jan-   09 Mar-
                                                                                                                  09 Jan    08 Apr    30 May     16 Jul   19 Aug    15 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec    08 Mar    31 Mar
                                                                                                                  1324  1250     n/a     1268   1728    1363     1862     1429      1372                    1320
                                                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




      Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
                                                                                                                Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy all that this
                                                                                                                extraordinary part of the world has to offer. The hotel is hidden amongst rich
                                                                                                                tropical gardens and benefits from one of the finest and most unspoilt beaches on
                                                                                                                the island, fringed by a thriving coral reef.

                                                                                                                LOCATION: Situated on the northern tip of Zanzibar.

                                                                                                                FACILITIES: A main restaurant, bar, beach bar and live music 2-3 times a week.
                                                                                                                Leisure facilities include a fresh water swimming pool, mountain bike hire, gift
                                                                                                                shop, TV room and a games area which features a pool table, tennis, table tennis
                                                                                                                and a small library. The on-site water sports centre includes a PADI dive centre
                                                                                                                featuring snorkelling, dhow cruises, water skiing, windsurfing, kayaking and deep-
                                                                                                                sea fishing.

                                                                                                                ACCOMMODATION: 32 air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathroom, hairdryer,
                                                                                                                electronic safe and balcony with sea views. Lodge rooms have garden views.

                                                                                                                BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner.

                                                                                                                TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from Zanzibar Airport.

                                                                                                                The hotel is shut 26 Apr-31 May.


                                                                                                                            MUCH MORE
                                                                                                                HONEYMOONERS: Receive a bottle of sparkling wine, a beach dinner, flowers and
                                                                                                                a basket of spices.




                                                                                                                  7 nights – Kenya Airways – lodge room
                                                                                                                   2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                                  01 Jan-   07 Jan-   26 Mar-   19 Apr-   31 May-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   24 Dec-   09 Jan-
                                                                                                                  09 Jan    08 Apr    30 May     16 Jul   19 Aug    15 Dec    23 Dec    31 Dec    08 Mar    31 Mar
                                                                                                                  1976  1844    1712     n/a    1757    2217     1850     2447      2128                    1897
                                                                                                                  SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




      All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
106              which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.
                                                                                                                                                                  Zanzibar Islands

&Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge                                                   CONNOISSEUR
                                                                              COLLECTION


                                                                                                          The pristine white beaches of Mnemba, surrounded by the deep blue ocean,
                                                                                                          combine to make this intimate island your own private tropical paradise. This
                                                                                                          exquisite private island with its white coral sand beaches and spectacular reefs is
                                                                                                          renowned as one of the world’s most romantic ocean destinations, offering
                                                                                                          seclusion and rustic exclusivity.
                                                                                                          While the dazzling sands and brilliant sunshine invite you to spend idle hours on
                                                                                                          shore, magnificent coral reefs create an underwater wonderland that lures you to
                                                                                                          explore the warm, crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Scores of snorkelling
                                                                                                          and diving sites form a gateway to a world of incredible sea creatures.

                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on an exclusive island just 5 km off the northeastern tip of
                                                                                                          Zanzibar.

                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers a thatched dining, sitting and bar area. Leisure facilities include
                                                                                                          a range of pampering massages and therapeutic treatments, bird-watching,
                                                                                                          snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, fly fishing, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing.

                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 10 romantic beachside bandas with an en suite bathroom,
                                                                                                          overhead fan and a verandah. Mnemba's rooms are carefully located to ensure
                                                                                                          absolute privacy. Detailed woodcarvings and the scrolled headboards adorning the
                                                                                                          beds are created by some of Zanzibar's most skilled artisans.

                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE price includes
                                                                                                          MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
                                                                                                          DRINKS: Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, plus teas, coffees
                                                                                                          LAUNDRY: Also included.

                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes drive from Zanzibar airport
                                                                                                          followed by a 15-minute boat ride.
                                                                                                          The lodge will be closed in April and May.


                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – banda
                                                                                                             2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   27 Feb-   25 Mar-   31 May-   12 Jun-   20 Aug-   10 Nov-   12 Dec-   16 Dec-   25 Feb-
                                                                                                            26 Feb    24 Mar    30 May     11 Jun   19 Aug    09 Nov    11 Dec    15 Dec    24 Feb    31 Mar
                                                                                                            7763  6404     n/a     6869   8235    7835     7096     7835      8388                    7630
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




Fundu Lagoon                         CONNOISSEUR
                                     COLLECTION


                                                                                                          This unique resort offers outstanding beauty and exceptional levels of service for those
                                                                                                          wanting the ultimate, tranquil holiday experience.
                                                                                                          LOCATION: Situated on a remote & beautiful beach on the south western side of
                                                                                                          Pemba Island, the sister island to Zanzibar.
                                                                                                          FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant & three bars. Leisure facilities include an infinity
                                                                                                          pool, a games room, TV room, massage & treatment room. Water sports include scuba
                                                                                                          diving, canoes, dolphin safari, guided village tours, sunset dhow cruises, fishing trips,
                                                                                                          snorkelling & kayaking.
                                                                                                          ACCOMMODATION: 18 en suite bungalows with canvas walls, fans, safe, fridge,
                                                                                                          indoor & outdoor seating area with ocean views. Hillside rooms (2 adults) have
                                                                                                          fantastic views of the Indian Ocean. Beachfront rooms (2 adults) are located on the
                                                                                                          beach. Beach Suite (2 adults) feature a deck & plunge pool, superior suites (2 adults)
                                                                                                          which feature a relaxation area and room service, are also available.
                                                                                                          BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL-price includes:
                                                                                                          MEALS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
                                                                                                          DRINKS: All drinks & beverages, except Champagne, branded cognacs & liqueurs.
                                                                                                          LAUNDRY: Included.
                                                                                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 35-minute flight from Zanzibar to Pemba island,
                                                                                                          followed by a 20-minute road transfer and a 25-minute speedboat ride to the lagoon.
                                                                                                          Children under 12 years are not permitted.
                                                                                                          Fundu Lagoon is closed from mid April to mid June.

                                                                                                                      MUCH MORE
                                                                                                          HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives a 20% discount on accommodation. In addition
                                                                                                          couples receive a bottle of champagnoise in room on arrival and a his and her
                                                                                                          massage, valid for hillside or beachfront standard rooms. Couples staying in a suite or
                                                                                                          superior suite also receive a private beach dinner. Offer valid for stays stared and
                                                                                                          completed 10 Jan-15 Apr and 15 Jun-13 Dec and based on staying 5 nights or more.
                                                                                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways – hillside rooms
                                                                                                             2011                                                                            2012
                                                                                                            01 Jan-   05 Jan-   09 Apr-   14 Jun-   17 Jul-   20 Aug-   16 Dec-   20 Dec-   24 Dec-   03 Jan-
                                                                                                            04 Jan    08 Apr    13 Jun     16 Jul   19 Aug    15 Dec    19 Dec    23 Dec    02 Jan    31 Mar
                                                                                                            3002  2693     n/a     2791   3251    2851     3301     3712      3312                    2786
                                                                                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
           which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.            107
      SEYCHELLES & MAURITIUS
      Seychelles                                                                                                Mauritius
      Is an archipelago of 115 tranquil islands and inlets                                                      Mauritius is an island of immense beauty with a
      scattered like gems across the translucent blue waters of                                                 breathtaking lush, central plateau, crowned with vast
      the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles offers clear waters                                                      lofty mountains. The island boasts a cosmopolitan mix
      and fringed coral reefs providing some of the world’s                                                     of people and a thriving capital city. It offers a natural
      best diving. Visitors can choose to island hop or stay on                                                 beauty as well as outstanding deep-sea fishing, diving
      the main island, Mahé or the beautiful island of Praslin.                                                 and a stunning coastline.



       Paradise Sun                                                                                                 Coco de Mer




       Praslin, Seychelles                                                                                          Praslin, Seychelles
       A luxurious property set in idyllic tropical garden surroundings with traditional                            Situated on the southwest coast of Praslin at Anse Bois de Rose, this beautiful hotel
       French Creole style chalets and a wide range of activities. Situated on Côte d’or                            with modern facilities is in a tropical setting with a friendly atmosphere, surrounded
       beach at Anse Volbert on Praslin Island.                                                                     by peace and tranquillity.

       FACILITIES: 2 restaurants and a bar with day and night entertainment. Leisure                                FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant, poolside restaurant and bar – one with regular
       facilities include outdoor pool, spa, table tennis, volleyball and bicycle hire. water                       evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, tennis, mini golf,
       sports include scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling.                                          library, guided nature walks and a fitness room. water sports include windsurfing,
                                                                                                                    canoes and snorkelling.
       ACCOMMODATION: 80 air-conditioned chalets with en suite shower, ceiling fan,
                                                                                                                    ACCOMMODATION: 40 chalet-style, air-conditioned rooms with corner bath,
       hairdryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and balcony
                                                                                                                    separate shower, ceiling fan, hairdryer, mini fridge, safe, tea/coffee making facilities,
       with views of the beach and ocean.
                                                                                                                    satellite TV, sitting area and a terrace with views of the garden and beachfront.
       BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner.                                                                           BOARD BASIS: Breakfast.

       TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 20 minutes from Praslin airport.                                                TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 15 minutes from Praslin Airport.

       Prices from £170 per person per night                                                                        Prices from £125 per person per night



       All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
108               which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Mauritius

Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa                                                                                Le Meridian Ile Maurice




Situated on Flic en Flac beach, surrounded by a sheltered lagoon on the west coast                           Set within 15 acres of lush tropical gardens, this resort offers sumptuous facilities
of Mauritius.                                                                                                combined with traditional Mauritian hospitality. Situated on the sheltered bay of
                                                                                                             Pointe Aux Piments on the north west coast of the island.
FACILITIES: A choice of four restaurants, 2 bars and evening entertainment.
Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, tennis, fitness room, Spa Mauritius, kids’                       FACILITIES: Four restaurants and four bars. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool
club (aged 4-12 years), barber shop and a beauty salon. Water sports include scuba                           with swim-up bar, children’s club (aged 4–12), tennis, volleyball, table tennis, beauty
diving, deep-sea fishing, catamaran sailing, parasailing, snorkelling, kayaking,                             salon, shopping arcade, Asian health spa & fitness centre which includes gym, jacuzzi,
water-skiing, glass-bottom boat and pedaloes.                                                                steam bath & sauna. Water sports include scuba diving, parasailing, snorkelling,
                                                                                                             water-skiing and kayaking.
ACCOMMODATION: 193 air-conditioned rooms and suites with bath/shower,
ceiling fan, hairdryer, mini bar, safe, tea/coffee making facilities, TV and balcony or                      ACCOMMODATION: 265 air-conditioned rooms and suites with shower, ceiling fan,
terrace with views of the sea.                                                                               mini bar, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and terrace or balcony.

BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner.                                                                           BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner.

TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Mauritius Airport.                                                  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes from Mauritius Airport.

Prices from £135 per person per night.                                                                       Prices from £82 per person per night.




Constance Belle Mare Plage                                                                                   Legends




One of the finest five star resorts, offering an excellent range of facilities in an                         A stunning property set in an amazing location, designed according to the ancient
idyllic location. With fantastic golf courses, children’s facilities and a wide range of                     philosophy of feng shui offering relaxation based on harmony and wellbeing. Situated
water sports – the hotel offers something for everyone. Situated along 2 km of                               in the north east of Mauritius, in Grande Gaube, beside a shimmering turquoise
beautiful white sand beach, set in 15 hectares of tropical garden, on the east coast                         lagoon, fringed with golden sands and tropical gardens.
of Mauritius.
                                                                                                             FACILITIES: Offers a choice of five restaurants and four bars. Leisure facilities include
Facilities: Seven restaurants and seven bars. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool,                    three swimming pools, gym, tennis, kids’ club (aged 3 – 11 years), cinema, golf driving
tennis, mini golf, French bowling, table tennis, two 18-hole golf courses, volleyball,                       range, Source Spa & boutiques. Water sports include power boat tours, scuba diving,
kids’ club (aged 4-12), Body Harmony Spa, fitness centre. Water sports include scuba                         deep-sea fishing, catamaran cruises, swimming with dolphins, windsurfing, pedaloes,
diving, deep-sea fishing, banana boat, parasailing, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing,                      kayaking, glass-bottom boat, snorkelling and water-skiing.
water-skiing, pedaloes, glass-bottom boat trip and hobiecat.
                                                                                                             ACCOMMODATION: 198 air-conditioned rooms with bath/shower, TV, mini bar,
ACCOMMODATION: 256 air-conditioned rooms, suites and villas with a                                           hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, safe and a terrace or balcony with sea view.
bath/shower, hairdryer, mini bar, safe, satellite TV and a terrace or balcony. Prestige                      Superior rooms (2 adults and 1 child). Deluxe rooms (2 adults and 1 child) which are
rooms (3 adults) are sea facing and some have views of the swimming pool. Junior                             more spacious and have a ceiling fan, are also available.
suites sea view and junior suites beach front (2 adults and 1 child) are also available.
                                                                                                             BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner.
BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner.
                                                                                                             TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes from Mauritius airport.
TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Mauritius airport.
Prices from £85 per person per night.                                                                        Prices from £98 per person per night.



All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adults sharing twin accommodation. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Various facilities incur charges
           which are payable locally. Other hotels/lodges are available. See www.somak.co.uk for further details. To book contact your local travel agent. Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions apply.            109
      Airline Partners




      British Airways is one of the world's leading airlines offering services to Africa. Customers can choose between World Traveller, World Traveller Plus, Club World and First.


                                                                                                     – Designed around you*
      – An ergonomically designed seat with footrest and               – Access to Arrival and Departure lounges along with complimentary
        adjustable headrest to support your head and neck                treatments at the Elemis Travel Spa**
      – Blankets, cushions, eyeshades, socks, toothbrush               – Menu inspired by some of the world’s top chefs and accompanied
        and toothpaste are also provided for your added                  by an expertly sourced wine cellar
        comfort                                                        – Comfortable seat converts into a 6’ fully flat bed at the touch of a
                                                                         button, with soft mattress and memory foam headrest.
      – Enjoy tasty meals designed by leading chefs, as well
                                                                       – Touch button privacy screens
        as complimentary bar service, available throughout
                                                                       – The Club Kitchen is open between meals with a selection of hot
        your flight
                                                                         and cold snacks
      – Priority boarding for families and activity packs for          *You can experience the latest Club World cabin on all Boeing 747 and 777 aircraft.
        children                                                       The original, award winning Club World cabin featuring the world’s first fully flat bed
                                                                       is fitted on our Boeing 767 aircraft.
      – Personal video screens with a choice of movies and             **Available at Heathrow T5
        entertainment
                                                                                           – Every detail matters

                                                                       – Dedicated First check-in desk*
                                                                       – Access to exclusive luxury lounges with pre flight dining, luxury
                                                                         wines and champagnes
      – A separate quieter cabin with up to a maximum of 6             – Onboard the First suite offers personal space , a unique double
        rows                                                             window with electric blinds and a personal wardrobe
      – Wider, more comfortable seats with 7 inches more               – Comfortable seat is 60% wider at the shoulder and converts into a
        leg room than World Traveller                                    6’6” fully flat bed
      – Priority meal service offering fresh contemporary              – À la carte menu designed by the worlds top chefs, including fresh
        meals                                                            ‘Catch of the Day’
                                                                       – Personal 15” screen with over 200 entertainment options on
      – Complimentary drinks from the bar (excluding
                                                                         demand complete with RCA jack for MP3 and DVD players
        champagne)
                                                                       *Available at London Heathrow & London Gatwick.
                                                                       Enhancements to First suite are currently being made, please check at
                                                                       time of booking
                                                                                                                                                                                               Club World




      History: Kenya Airways was established in 1977. More than three decades later the airline             Innovative Virgin Atlantic launched a new service to Kenya in 2007.
      goes from strength to strength, adding to its fleet and attracting a number of awards.
                                                                                                            Services: This daily Virgin Atlantic service from London Heathrow to Nairobi offers a choice
      You can fly direct from Terminal 4 London–Heathrow or use our partner KLM from over 12                of three classes of travel.
      UK regional airports via Amsterdam. Onward flights from Nairobi are available to Mombasa
                                                                                                            Economy: Virgin Atlantic Economy is the best cabin choice if you are looking for fun and
      and Zanzibar plus many other domestic and international destinations.
                                                                                                            comfort in the air. This cabin offers seats with a pitch of 31" plus an adjustable headrest
                                                                                                            and lumbar support. Every seat has its own personal seatback TV.
      Kenya Airways has recently launched a new online check-in which allows you to check-in
      and reserve your seat.                                                                                Premium Economy: When you fly Premium Economy you enjoy a dedicated check in desk,
                                                                                                            priority boarding and disembarkation. The cabin offers seats that are the biggest in its class
      Aircraft: The airline’s fleet consists of 23 Boeing planes and 3 Embraer 170 jets. Since              with lumbar support, an adjustable headrest and a dual position footrest. New seats with
      2001, Kenya Airways has spent over US$1.04 billion on modernising its fleet and                       up to 38" of seat pitch and width of 21" are being rolled out across the Heathrow fleet.
      upgrading its ground handling equipment and its technology.
                                                                                                            Upper Class*: More than just a superb flight, Upper Class offers the ultimate door-to-door
      Services on board: On board there are two classes of service from Heathrow to Nairobi.                travel experience. Complimentary chauffeur driven car service is included at most
                                                                                                            destinations and with most Upper Class fares. The chauffeur will check in your bags at
      Economy Class: Offers a seat pitch of 32" and an in-flight entertainment programme with               Drive Thru Check In, bypassing the check in desks in the terminal at Heathrow, Gatwick
      eight audio channels and a seat-back screen, offering 12 video channels. A three course               and Johannesburg. Relax in one of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses (facilities vary by
      meal with a choice of main dish is served.                                                            destination). On board you will experience the revolutionary Upper Class Suite offering the
                                                                                                            longest fully flat bed in business class. Each seat comes with its own ottoman, which
      Premier World: Those choosing Premier World will appreciate the exclusive check-in                    doubles as a seat for a guest. Enjoy the Freedom menu service, which allows you to eat
      service. Every piece of Premier World baggage receives priority treatment, with a no-wait             what you want when you want. Indulge with an onboard massage from an in-flight beauty
      tagging system that guarantees that the luggage is first off the aircraft at the destination.         therapist (on most flights). On your return, check into the Revivals Lounge at Heathrow.
                                                                                                            When you are ready to depart, your chauffeur awaits.
      Premier World’s menu consists of an array of fine wines and appetising cuisine. A favourite           *The Upper Class Suite is available on all aircraft except one.
      cocktail can also be created.
                                                                                                            Convenient regional departures: Whilst Virgin Atlantic flights are from London, we also
      There are just 28 seats with a pitch of 58", which convert into 76", horizontal flat beds.            offer domestic flights to connect to many other regions – please call for details.
      Passengers also benefit from an excellent range of in-flight audio and visual entertainment
                                                                                                            Online check in: You can now check in online 24 hours before you travel. On arrival at
      and lap-top power points.
                                                                                                            the airport you are free to go straight to the Bag Drop and avoid the queues. Terms and
                                                                                                            conditions apply.


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When planning your travels it is easy to be swept away by the holiday spirit and overlook 'mundane' details which are not part of your holiday dream. However, the
information on the following pages is very important, as it forms the basis of your agreement with Somak Holidays, and we ask you to read it carefully. In particular,
the Booking Conditions detail our responsibilities to you, and yours to us, and provide guidelines to cover circumstances which may arise. When you sign the Booking
Form, you are confirming that you have read the Booking Conditions and agree to be bound by them.



Please read the Holiday Guide and Booking Conditions and the            (subject to any deductibles, limitations or exclusions of the             CLIENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS – Less developed destinations
information contained on the relevant individual destination            policy) is normally payable. In order to obtain any                       may lack even the simplest facilities e.g. ramps or lifts etc. We
introduction pages, as these, together with other information           compensation, you must complete a ‘Property Irregularity                  cannot guarantee that the correct apparatus and necessary
contained in our brochure, form the terms and conditions of             Report’ before you leave the airport, with a representative of            modifications exist in any accommodation outlined in our
the contract between you and Somak Holidays ('Somak').                  the airline within the time limits specified on your air ticket.          brochure, and cannot be held liable should the pre-advised
                                                                        Baggage allowances will be shown on your air tickets. Please              facilities change, or not be available. We do wish to provide
We trust that you will thoroughly enjoy your holiday with               note that infants do not get a baggage allowance. Excess                  every possible assistance, however, and request that you
Somak and sincerely hope that the experience will ensure that           baggage is carried at the airline's discretion and may incur              provide full details in writing at the time of booking, so that we
you will book with us again. The basis of a good holiday is the         charges, payable directly to the airline. For all transfers, it is your   may assist with the planning of your holiday.
careful selection by you of your resort/hotel/itinerary. Space in       responsibility to ensure that all your belongings are loaded onto
our brochure is restricted, hence we strongly recommend you             the correct transfer vehicle. Somak will not be responsible for           COMPLAINTS WHILST ON HOLIDAY – Please see Booking
seek supplementary and independent information from the                 lack of insurance cover relating to the loss of, or damage to,            Conditions (clause 7). If you have reason to lodge a complaint
applicable tourist offices, libraries, guide books or the internet,     baggage.                                                                  whilst on holiday, it must be reported in writing to the
rather than rely solely upon the necessarily limited presentation                                                                                 representative for action to be taken in resort. Please retain a
of brochure information. Whilst our staff are happy to advise           BALLOONING – It is your responsibility to ensure your holiday             copy of the report lodged with the representative. It is
you generally, the ultimate choice of holiday destination is            insurance covers activities such as ballooning as many insurance          unreasonable to take no action whilst on holiday and complain
yours.                                                                  policies require the payment of an additional premium to cover            on return – when it is too late for us to rectify the situation.
                                                                        ‘hazardous activities’. In the event of your ballooning being
ACCOMMODATION               –    Unless     otherwise    stated,        cancelled, we are unable to refund any such insurance                     COMPULSORY DINNERS – Many resort hotels hold special
accommodation is in standard twin/double rooms, though                  premiums. Balloon flights will only operate in the event that             dinners on 24th & 31st December. These are often compulsory.
double beds cannot be guaranteed. Specific room requirements            your pilot judges the conditions to be safe and appropriate for           We have detailed the prices of all such dinners that we were
cannot be guaranteed as the allocation of rooms is at the               your flight. Adverse weather conditions or other factors may              aware of at the time this brochure went to print. This
discretion of the hotel proprietor. Rooms are generally available       lead to the cancellation of the balloon flight. As on any aircraft,       information is subject to change. Child reductions on these
between noon and 3pm, and are to be vacated between 10am                the pilot reserves all rights in respect of the carriage of               meals are usually applicable and are available on request.
and noon, irrespective of your arrival or departure times.              passengers and their luggage/equipment. A full refund of the
Dayrooms, subject to availability and extra cost, may be                cost of your balloon flight, if appropriate, will be provided in the      CREDIT CARDS – Please note that payments made by credit
available. A triple room is usually a twin/double room, with an         event of cancellation as a result of matters beyond our control,          cards overseas, may be subject to a handling fee.
additional bed of a folding, pull-out design, hence conditions          but Somak will not pay any compensation for disappointment
may be cramped. The standard and location of single rooms is            as a result of the cancellation of your balloon flight. Should an         CURRENCY & EXCHANGE – Some countries have restrictions
not always as good as twin/double rooms (even if a twin/double          additional ballooning excursion be booked that coincides with             on the importation and exportation of local currency. Please
room is booked for sole occupancy). A supplement is payable             a pre-arranged game drive and/or bush breakfast, no refund for            check with the relevant Embassy or High Commission. Never
whether the room allocated is a single or a twin room. Superior         the latter will be available. Height and age restrictions apply –         exchange money on the black market. Services paid for by
and deluxe rooms may have the same facilities and be the same           children under the age of 7 are not allowed; the minimum                  credit card will be subject to the applicable rate of exchange at
size, it may only be the view or position of the room that is           height restriction is 1.2 metres.                                         the time the voucher is presented to the credit card company,
different. In the tropics, be prepared to encounter insects (e.g.                                                                                 and may differ from the rate prevailing on the date that the
cockroaches, mosquitoes, ants, etc.) in your hotel room,                BROCHURE ACCURACY – Every care has been taken to ensure                   service was provided. Certain local banks may levy an additional
especially at beach resorts where they are a natural occurrence         that the information in this brochure is accurate at the time of          charge. Please ensure you have sufficient monies to cover all
and do not reflect the standard of hygiene and cleanliness. 'Sea        printing. The facilities described at a hotel and of tour itineraries     expenses whilst on holiday, as our local representatives are
view' – means the sea can be seen from your room but may be             are those that are typically available. It is conceivable that            unable to help in the eventuality of having insufficient funds in
partial or at an angle.                                                 hoteliers may, without notice, decide to change facilities which          resort.
                                                                        may then be temporarily, or even permanently, unavailable for
AIRLINES – The airlines used for long-haul flights featured in          e.g. maintenance purposes or during periods of low occupancy.             ELECTRICITY AND WATER SUPPLY – At times, the demands
this brochure is stated on the relevant pages of the price guide.       As a result of local conditions e.g. weather, time of year etc.,          of tourists on the local supplies of electricity and water may
All airlines for such flights use wide-bodied aircraft, e.g. Boeing     tours, excursions or cruises may change from those advertised             exceed the supply, with resultant power cuts, water shortages
747, 767 and 777, Airbus A-300, A-310, A-330 or A-340. We               in our brochure/advised in your itinerary. Occasionally it is also        and/or problems with plumbing and drainage. Items usually
reserve the right to substitute alternative airlines. Many airlines     necessary to change a hotel or hotels on tours. Such changes              affected include air-conditioning, running water (hot and cold),
featured by us operate a code-share system, whereby partner             are beyond our control but when we are advised of any                     lighting and mini bars. Please note that occasionally these
airlines may operate flights on the stated airlines behalf. It is not   significant or long-term changes prior to your departure, we              shortages may be for extended periods and may be distributed
possible to cancel travel arrangements without cancellation             will try to notify you if practicable and time permitting.                unevenly throughout the hotel/resort. Power and water
charges being applied because of this. Domestic connections                                                                                       rationing imposed by the local authorities may also take place
within the UK or to Europe are generally on narrow-bodied                                                                                         at various resorts. Whilst electrical wiring standards do always
                                                                        BROCHURE PRICES – Please see Booking Conditions (clause 3).
aircraft, it is generally not possible for us to print specific                                                                                   meet local safety standards, on occasion they may be lower
                                                                        It is possible that some of the prices contained within the
information on these routes, as such details change regularly.                                                                                    than those applicable in the UK. This is simply a fact of life in
                                                                        brochure may have changed since it was printed. You will be
                                                                                                                                                  many of the countries featured in our brochure. Tented
                                                                        informed of any changes to the relevant prices contained within
AIRPORT TAXES – UK Air Passenger Duty and all UK Airport                                                                                          accommodation on safari may utilise gas lighting and have
                                                                        this guide at the time of booking. All prices are based on special
departure taxes are included in your holiday price. Foreign                                                                                       basic bathrooms.
                                                                        contract rates with suppliers, and Somak will not make any
departure/airport taxes vary and may be payable locally, in cash,
                                                                        adjustments should similar services be offered at a different
for each departure. If departure taxes need to be paid locally we                                                                                 EXCURSIONS – Any excursions booked and paid for at your
                                                                        price locally. Extra Night Prices: All per night prices shown are
have given details on the applicable pages, however, this                                                                                         resort are operated by the local handling company and subject
                                                                        based on the actual dates that you occupy the accommodation,
information is subject to change. If you are travelling to more                                                                                   to their booking conditions/cancellation charges. Refunds
                                                                        and not on the date that you leave the UK. Number of nights
than one destination on your holiday, you may be required to                                                                                      cannot be claimed from ourselves once you have returned to the
                                                                        stated in the price grids indicate the actual number of nights
pay a departure tax at each point.                                                                                                                UK as Somak is not party to the provision of the services. Local
                                                                        spent in resort.
                                                                                                                                                  prices may vary. We strongly advise our clients only to book
BAGGAGE – Your personal effects and baggage are the                                                                                               excursions from reputable and licensed local tour operators.
responsibility of the airline from check-in to baggage recovery         CHILD PRICES – Children under 12, sharing a room with two                 Others may not be able to offer the same level of safety and
at your destination airport. In accordance with the International       full paying adults, receive a discount on their holiday. Child            security, and are often not adequately insured, or licensed. It
Conventions that apply to the air travel industry, compensation         prices for all holidays are available on request. Clients are             should also be noted that some types of travel insurance do not
for delay, loss of, or damage to baggage, from the airline (on          notified that children taking advantage of child reductions must          cover claims arising from excursions/tours purchased in resort (in
international, or on domestic sectors ticketed as part of an            be under 12 on the return date of your holiday to qualify,                particular cancellation of such tours/excursions and losses
international journey), is limited to up to 1200 Euros. However,        otherwise airlines have the right to deny boarding, without               suffered as a result of partaking in hazardous activities for which
if travel insurance is effected, the actual value of any loss           paying compensation or providing a refund.                                an additional premium was not paid).



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      FLIGHTS – All flights are subject to government approval and            vigilant when visiting strange countries. You have the same             PREGNANCY – Most airlines will refuse permission for women
      may be withdrawn or amended at any time, without Somak                  responsibility for your personal safety and possessions abroad as       to fly who will be 28 or more weeks pregnant on the date of
      incurring liability. All travel information including aircraft types,   you do at home. Avoid drawing attention to yourself by wearing          return travel. Failure to comply with airline regulations may
      timings, days of operation and carriers are shown for guidance          expensive jewellery, carrying expensive camera equipment,               result in cancellation and denial of boarding, and we cannot be
      purposes only and are subject to change. We reserve the right           publicly displaying large amounts of money etc. Do not leave            held liable for any such occurrence.
      to substitute alternative airlines. Any such change will not            valuables unattended and where possible store them in a safe.
      entitle you to cancel without penalty. Flights are often full, so       Always respect local customs, standards and sensibilities               PRIVATE FUNCTIONS – These can include conferences and
      your choice of seats may not be available and it may not be             especially in areas of cultural and religious importance, as failure    weddings, which do sometimes take place in the hotels.
      possible to obtain seats together. We strongly recommend that           to do so may offend local inhabitants.
      you check-in early (at least 3 hours prior to the scheduled
      departure). Somak has no control over the allocation of seats                                                                                   PUBLIC AND RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS – Please note that
                                                                              HOLIDAY AND FLIGHT CHANGES IN RESORT – If you wish to
      and provision of specific meal requirements as this is the                                                                                      services may be curtailed or limited during public holidays, and
                                                                              change your flight details or accommodation in resort, subject
      responsibility of the airline. Please note that check-in desks close                                                                            during certain religious holidays. Please also note that such
                                                                              to availability, payment is required whilst there. Should you
      well before the scheduled departure time for your flight, and                                                                                   public or religious holidays can be called at very little or no prior
                                                                              decide to change your accommodation to another featured in
      the carrier reserves the right to deny boarding to passengers not                                                                               notice.
                                                                              our brochure, you will be charged the local rate and not as
      checking-in by the time specified. If you fail to check-in on time      shown in our brochure. In addition, the original hotel may
      and miss your flight, we have no liability to you. Disabled and         charge cancellation charges if you leave. Flights usually cannot        REPRESENTATIVES – Somak employs the services of highly
      less mobile passengers and children, for safety reasons, will not       be changed in resort except by buying new tickets, the cost may         experienced local ground handling companies to oversee all
      be allocated emergency exit seats. Almost all airlines operate a        be recoverable from your insurers if there is a medical reason          aspects of your holiday as booked in the UK. They will be your
      total ban on smoking on their flights, if this is important to you      which necessitates the change.                                          first point of contact should you experience any difficulties
      please ask at time of booking. The Captain in command of your                                                                                   whilst on holiday and will endeavour to help.
      aircraft by law retains all rights pertaining to the carriage of
                                                                              HOTEL FACILITIES – Please note that charges may be made for
      passengers, cargo, flight routing, etc. Should the Captain of the
                                                                              the use of hotel facilities such as golf, tennis, spa, water sports,    RESORT DEVELOPMENT – Construction work can cause
      aircraft refuse to carry you, or your baggage, Somak will not be
                                                                              children’s clubs, etc. Where possible we have indicated services        discomfort, vibration and noise at certain times in resorts. We
      liable for any inconvenience suffered, costs incurred or loss of
                                                                              which are chargeable, however, these are subject to change.             have no control over building work and we are unable to
      enjoyment but would assist wherever possible in such
                                                                                                                                                      anticipate the speed or extent to which such development
      circumstances. Flights that are described as direct are those that
                                                                              LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE – For economy-class passengers, the                   may occur. Should we learn of specific developments at
      require no change of aircraft during the journey. Stops may,
                                                                              majority of airlines have a strict limit of 20kg baggage                or close to your accommodation that are likely to affect
      however, be made en route for refuelling or to
                                                                              allowance, plus 3kg for hand luggage. When on safari the                the enjoyment of your holiday, then we will do our best
      embark/disembark passengers. Many airlines operate a ‘code
                                                                              allowance is lower, excess baggage will need to be stored.              to contact you before departure. If we are of the opinion
      share’ system whereby partner airlines may operate flights on
                                                                                                                                                      that the building works may reasonably be considered
      the stated airlines behalf.
                                                                                                                                                      to seriously impair the enjoyment of your holiday, we
                                                                              MAINTENANCE WORK – Necessary renovation and
                                                                                                                                                      shall offer you the opportunity to transfer to an alternative
      FLIGHT DELAYS – Whilst these are regrettable, delays                    maintenance work may be carried out at any time, although this
                                                                                                                                                      holiday of comparable type. If the alternative offered is at
      unfortunately may occur through technical problems, inclement           work is kept away from guests as far as possible, to minimise
                                                                                                                                                      additional cost, the difference will be payable by you, or
      weather or air-traffic control delays. Where long flight delays         any disturbance or inconvenience.
                                                                                                                                                      Somak will give you the option to cancel with a full refund of
      result in lost holiday time, no refunds are given by
                                                                                                                                                      all monies paid.
      hotels/suppliers for unused accommodation/services, as these            MEDICAL INFORMATION – You should ALWAYS consult your
      are held for delayed arrivals. If your flight is cancelled, delayed     doctor before travelling for confirmation of inoculations and or
      or boarding is denied by the airline, you must claim                    medication recommended for travel in your chosen destination.           ROADS – Conditions can be rough and journeys may be long
      compensation under the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004                 Practical advice is available from the Hospital For Tropical            and uncomfortable with infrequent breaks. We strongly
      from the airline itself. Any payments received constitute your          Diseases Healthline: telephone 020 7950 7799 (calls cost 50p            recommend that clients conduct further research so as to satisfy
      only rights of compensation arising from the cancellation, delay        per minute and last 7-8 minutes on average).                            themselves that they will be able to withstand the physical
      or denied boarding. Consequently Somak is not liable for any                                                                                    rigours involved. All distances quoted are approximate and may
      inconvenience suffered, costs incurred or loss of enjoyment             MEALS – The standard of meals and services varies immensely,            vary for operational reasons. Driving times may take a lot longer
      suffered as a result of any such delay. We will, however,               usually in line with the standard of accommodation booked.              than you would expect.
      endeavour to assist in these circumstances. During any flight           Meals that are included in your meal plan are usually taken
      delay, the airline concerned may, at their entire discretion, be        in the main restaurant and will be a buffet or set menu.                SCUBA DIVING – We strongly recommend that you only
      able to provide refreshments and other services and, in extreme         ‘A la carte’ meals and speciality restaurants are at additional         partake in this activity with a registered company that is
      conditions, overnight hotel accommodation. Somak Holidays               cost. Breakfast is usually simple English or continental style. ‘Half   affiliated to P.A.D.I., or a similar such organisation. It is
      itself, however, does not undertake to make any such                    Board’ is normally breakfast and buffet/set menu dinner. Some           dangerous to fly, or proceed to altitude, less than 48 hours after
      arrangements. Recompense for such delays may be claimed                 hotels offer a buffet dinner up to a certain voucher value              you have dived or diving within 48 hours of a flight.
      through certain types of holiday insurance (please check to             which is at the discretion of the hotel and can be topped-up
      make sure your holiday insurance policy covers such losses).            locally. ‘Full Board’ means breakfast, buffet/set menu lunch            SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS – Special events and festivals
                                                                              and buffet/set menu dinner. ‘All Inclusive’ – sometimes not all         may mean that accommodation is in short supply. During
      FLIGHT TIMES – Flight times are approximate and, unless                 bars & restaurants are included and supplements may be                  these periods whilst we may not be able to obtain rooms at
      stated, are from London.                                                charged for certain brands of drinks, speciality meals/                 the prices detailed in this brochure we may be able to get
                                                                              restaurants. Hotels which include main meals generally                  rooms at a higher price. You may also be required to spend a
      HEALTH, SAFETY & SECURITY ABROAD – Whilst Somak only                    commence with dinner on the day of arrival at your hotel and            minimum number of nights at a property during these
      contracts with reputable suppliers abroad, it is important to           terminate with breakfast (on half board) or lunch (on full board        periods. Details of these special events (or their exact dates)
      note that some countries and/or suppliers do not conform to             – except for safaris which normally have breakfast as the final         are not always available in advance so cannot be published in
      British health and safety standards. The applicable safety              meal) on the day of departure, dependent on flight times. Meal          this brochure.
      standards and regulations which apply overseas are those of the         supplements at peak seasons are obligatory, whether meals are
      country concerned and as a result, general standards of safety,         taken or not.                                                           SWIMMING – Swimming along many coasts can be dangerous
      hygiene, fire precautions etc. can be different to those we take                                                                                due to strong undercurrents and other elements. Please seek
      for granted in the UK. You are therefore requested to take great        MINIMUM/INSUFFICIENT NUMBERS – Tours may be subject                     the advice of the local representative before venturing into the
      care when first venturing into unfamiliar buildings or                  to minimum numbers, and may be cancelled in the event that              sea and avoid swimming in deserted areas. Do not let non-
      surroundings. Upset stomachs are a common occurrence whilst             these are not met. You will then have the choice of booking an          swimmers or children jump into a swimming pool without first
      abroad and can often be attributed to, for example, the change          alternative holiday with us, though if the alternative is at            checking the depth and means of exit.
      in climate or ice-cold drinks. Local hygiene and food preparation       additional cost the difference will be payable by you, or have a
      standards are not to blame as a mere change in diet and water           refund of monies paid. Such cancellations will be advised in            TICKETS & TIMINGS – Having received your payment, you will
      can upset the stomach. Sensible precautions need to be taken            writing a minimum of 8 weeks before departure.                          be sent your tickets and other documentation approximately
      especially with regard to raw food, drinking water and ice in                                                                                   two weeks prior to departure. As all airline tickets are issued
      drinks. We take the safety of our clients very seriously. Should        PHOTOGRAPHY – In many cultures it is polite to ask permission           by ourselves, for late bookings you may incur additional fees
      the Foreign & Commonwealth Office advise that people should             before taking a photograph of a person and you may be asked             which will be advised at the time of booking. Check all details
      not visit a particular country, we will act upon this advice as         to pay to photograph persons. Do not take photographs of                including names and initials carefully. Please note that flight
      appropriate. However, as media coverage indicates, many                 airports, bridges, government offices or military buildings.            timings may have been adjusted since your confirmation
      countries we feature are subject to political and economic              Always check with the guide/rep/driver. Some countries may              invoice was issued. Your itinerary will be sent with your
      instability. Crime against people and property are a fact of life       require you to register or bond your video equipment with               tickets. Once issued, tickets are non-transferable, non-
      throughout the world and hence it is important to be extra              customs on entry.                                                       changeable and non-refundable.



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TOURS – SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS – The single supplements are                      CHOOSING A HOTEL                                                      If you wish to book a vehicle exclusive to your party, a
applicable for single occupancy if travelling with at least one              To assist you in selecting the accommodation that is most             supplement is payable as shown on the individual safari pages.
other person. All tours can be taken by a single person travelling           suitable for you, we have devised a ratings system based on our       If your party size is under four the vehicle will normally be a
alone, but will incur a higher supplement, which is available on             opinions and those of our customers, rather than local or             Premier microbus in Kenya, but this cannot be guaranteed.
request.                                                                     international ratings.
                                                                                                                                                   On The Road: Safaris often cover long distances on rough and
                                                                             CONNOISSEUR
TRAVEL ADVICE – We are working with the Foreign                              COLLECTION                                                            uneven roads and may be dusty or muddy. Drives between
and Commonwealth Office to do all that we can to help                        The Somak Connoisseur Collection is a selection of the finest         game parks and lodges are made at a relatively high speed in
British travellers stay safe overseas. Before you travel, we                 hotels and tours featured in our portfolio. The holidays within       order to make the journeys as comfortable as possible.
recommend that you visit the FCO website at                                  this brochure bearing the Connoisseur Collection logo, offer a        Occasionally vehicles may become stuck in mud or even break
www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo for up-to-date travel                         level of quality and exclusivity, which is likely to exceed the       down, but help is normally available nearby. Safari vehicles are
advice. FCO advice can also be found on BBC2 Ceefax page 470                 expectations of even the most discerning traveller.                   not air-conditioned.
onwards. Alternatively, telephone the advice unit on 0845 850
2829.                                                                        Sun Ratings                                                           On long journeys comfort breaks will be taken, often at curio
                                                                             Somak’s ‘Sun’ ratings give an overall view of a property and take     shops, but the facilities will be basic in nature.
VALUE ADDED OFFERS – All 'So much more' offers, are                          account of factors such as accommodation, food, facilities and
available for holidays started and completed within the periods              service.                                                              Approximate distances are shown between points on each
specified and all nights must be consecutive.                                                                                                      itinerary. These should be used as a guideline only, as travel may
                                                                                                                                                   take a lot longer than expected due to poor road conditions or
                                                                             First-class standards of accommodation and service, usually with
VISAS AND PASSPORTS – Visa information in this brochure is                                                                                         stops to view game. Changes to itineraries, routings and camps
                                                                             an excellent range of facilities.
provided for British passport holders who are citizens and                                                                                         or lodges are sometimes unavoidable, e.g. due to rainfall, and it
residents of the United Kingdom. Non-UK passport holders                                                                                           may be necessary to drive greater distances. Local conditions
should consult the relevant Embassy, High Commission or                      Good standards of accommodation and a range of facilities.            may lead to last minute changes en route.
Consulate for visa details. It is the responsibility of all passengers
to ensure that they hold the correct and valid travel documents,                                                                                   Safaris By Air: A number of our itineraries include air transfers.
                                                                             Comfortable accommodation offering medium-class facilities.
including visas for all countries to be visited. Failure to do so                                                                                  Flights are in light aircraft and the baggage allowance is strictly
may result in your intended travel being curtailed or terminated,                                                                                  15 kg per person. Where possible, additional luggage can be
and Somak will not accept liability for your loss in such                    Properties that are above average in a particular category.           left at your hotel or at the Somak Lounge and retrieved after the
circumstances. All UK passport holders travelling to any country                                                                                   safari. Transfers and game drives will be provided by the lodge
featured in this brochure require a 10-year passport, valid for at           As standards of accommodation vary from country to country,           or camp. Game drives are conducted in the lodge’s or camp’s
least 6 months on the date of your intended return to the                    Somak’s ‘Sun’ ratings reflect the standards to be expected            own vehicles and will be shared with other guests and a
United Kingdom. All passengers must carry their own travel                   within one particular country or region. It is generally not          window seat is not guaranteed at some lodges and camps,
documentation. All children travelling must be in possession of              appropriate to compare ratings from one country to another.           although there is often the option to pay for exclusive use of
their own passport. If you are travelling to more than one                                                                                         safari vehicles.
country on your holiday you may be required to hold multiple
entry visas. Please note the visa details of the various countries           ON SAFARI                                                             Game Drives: A safari promises both excitement and the
featured in the destination introduction pages. The time taken                                                                                     unexpected – close encounters with wild animals, bumpy roads
to process a visa varies tremendously, however, you should                   We offer three different types of safari:                             and helping out when the odds are down. Game drives
allow at least four weeks by post and two weeks if using a visa                                                                                    normally take place early morning and evening and last
service. Personal callers normally obtain their visas on a 'next-            Classic Safaris: these have fixed itineraries with set departure      between one and two hours. At some lake lodges game drives
working-day' basis, however, during busy periods such as                     days. They are shared with a small group of travellers in a           are not provided, but optional excursions may be purchased
Christmas, Easter and school holidays, considerable delays may               Somak microbus in Kenya and a 4-wheel drive vehicle in                locally. Game drives are not included at tree lodges, as they
occur in processing your visa. Generally, three passport-sized               Tanzania (guaranteed window seat). As there is generally good         overlook waterholes and salt licks. Some game drives take place
photographs are required. Note: False declarations on your visa              availability on classic safaris, they are easy to book and confirm    whilst driving from one lodge or camp to the next. Please note
form may result in you being denied entry to the country you                 (if outside the release period). There is the option to pay for the   that game viewing is not an exact science and sightings of
intend visiting. For UK passport holders resident in the UK,                 exclusive use of a safari vehicle. For Kenya safaris that include     particular species cannot be guaranteed.
please see relevant destination introduction pages. Visas may be             the Masai Mara, you can fly rather than drive from the Masai
obtained via The Visaservice www.visaservice.co.uk/somak, Tel:               Mara back to Nairobi for a supplement from £145 or from the           Meals On Safari: Guests booked on a "seat-in-car" basis on a
0870 8900 185, email somakinfo@visaservice.co.uk. Details will               Masai Mara to Mombasa for a supplement from £240. When                Classic Safaris are referred to as a group when travelling in the
also be sent with your confirmation. Please note that the                    flying from the Masai Mara to Mombasa entire luggage must be          same vehicle. Lodges and camps prefer to reserve tables in their
passport/visa requirements are for guidance only and are subject             restricted to 15 kg.                                                  dining areas to ensure that space is available, but unfortunately
to change. Please check there have been no amendments.                                                                                             it is often not practical to allocate individual tables for every
                                                                             Suggested Itinerary: an itinerary suggested by us that                couple or family and so they usually assign tables to guests that
WEATHER – Weather information is purely a guideline.                         operates on any day of week (hence days are numbered but not          are travelling together.
Temperatures are shown in Celsius, rainfall in millimetres.                  named in the brochure itineraries). Booking and confirmation
                                                                             will take longer than the ‘classic safari’ as we do not hold          Children: Children are welcome on selected safaris. On
                                                                             allocations for every day and each element has to be confirmed        overland safaris, we recommend that families with children
 NAIROBI Average Temperature (°C) Average Rainfall (mm)
                                                                             separately.                                                           book their own safari vehicle, to avoid concerns about
 JAN   FEB   MAR   APR MAY      JUN    JUL   AUG   SEP     OCT NOV     DEC
 25°   26°   25°    24°   22°   21°    21°   21°   21°     24°   23°   23°                                                                         disturbing fellow passengers. Children under the age of seven
 25    51    127   203    152    51    25    25     25     51    102   76    Tailor-made Safari: A personalised itinerary suggested by you         are not permitted at some lodges.
                                                                             or your travel agent, to create your dream holiday. These may
 MOMBASA Average Temperature (°C) Average Rainfall (mm)
                                                                             be adaptations of our ‘classic’ or ‘suggested itineraries’, flying    Somak Holidays also produce an ESSENTIAL HOLIDAY
 JAN   FEB   MAR   APR MAY      JUN    JUL   AUG   SEP     OCT NOV     DEC
                                                                             or by road or a combination of both.                                  INFORMATION BOOKLET which is sent out with your travel
 31°   31°   32°    32°   29°   28°    28°   28°   29°     30°   31°   31°
 25    25     51   203    330   152   102    51     51     76    102   51                                                                          documents. This contains important information that relates to
                                                                             Your Safari Vehicle on a Safari by Road                               your holiday, and we would strongly recommend that you read
 ARUSHA Average Temperature (°C) Average Rainfall (mm)
                                                                             Safari vehicles are driven by expert driver-guides. Somak             this carefully before departure. A copy of this booklet is
 JAN   FEB   MAR   APR MAY      JUN    JUL   AUG   SEP     OCT NOV     DEC
                                                                             microbuses in Kenya have game viewing hatches which is                available on request, if required earlier.
 33°   33°   32°    29°   27°   26°    26°   27°   29°     31°   32°   32°
                                                                             accessible from the rear seats, but not from the front passenger
 25    51    127   356    254    25    25    25     25     25    51    51
                                                                             seat and are equipped with a cool box in which you can store          Somak Holidays is a division of Somak Travel Limited, Registered
 ZANZIBAR Average Temperature (°C) Average Rainfall (mm)                     your drinks. Classic Safaris in Kenya use a maximum of seven          Office Somak House, Harrovian Village, Bessborough Road,
 JAN   FEB   MAR   APR MAY      JUN    JUL   AUG   SEP     OCT NOV     DEC
                                                                             seats, thus guaranteeing you a window seat. Four wheel drive          Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex HA1 3EX. Registration No.
 27°   27°   27°    26°   26°   25°    24°   25°   25°     26°   26°   28°
                                                                             vehicles are available for a supplement and seat up to five or        958261.
 76    76    127   381    254    51    51    51     51     76    76    152
                                                                             seven passengers. Tanzania safaris operate using 4-wheel drive
                                                                             vehicles accommodating five or seven passengers. See diagram          Some photographs are courtesy of Malaika Photographic
WEDDINGS – Full information is contained in our Weddings                     on page 11.                                                           Safaris, Neil Thomas (www.neilthomas.com), Roberto de
in Paradise brochure. For a copy please call us or visit                                                                                           Micheli and Dan Messmer. Photograph top of page 50 by John
www.somak.co.uk.                                                                                                                                   Warbuton-Lee (Cheli & Peacock).




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                                                                                                                                operator with a licence granted
                                                                                                                                by the Civil Aviation Authority
                                                                                                                                ATOL 2550 and are members of
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      INSURANCE: All customers must have travel insurance. You are free to select your own
      policy. We have negotiated rates for travel insurance. Please see www.somak.co.uk.                                   Insurance company:
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      adequate for your needs, valid for the destination(s) you plan to visit, and, in                                     Policy number:
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      REMITTANCE: Please reserve the holiday as detailed above, for all passengers listed,                                                                           ACCEPTANCE:
      on behalf of whom, I enclose a payment for the following deposit/full price:                                                                                   I have received, read and understood the conditions of
                                                                                                                                                                     Booking and Insurance and Holiday Guide as shown in
      Deposit:              £150/£                *    per person X                      passenger(s) –                         £                                    this brochure and accept them on behalf of all persons
                                                                                                                                                                     listed. I also accept that all persons listed are themselves
      Full price of holiday for all passenger(s) in the party –                                                                 £                                    responsible for seeing that Immigration and Health
                                                                                                                                                                     Requirements are fulfilled.
      *If agreed deposit is more than £150, please write amount here.                    Total amount enclosed                  £                                    All passengers are required to obtain their own Visa(s) and
                                                                                                                                                                     must be in possession of a valid passport.
      We accept payment as follows:

      1 By cheque (made payable to Somak Travel Ltd.)                                                                                                                Signature of person travelling. 18 years plus (not Travel Agent)

      2 By credit/debit card – payments can only be taken online at www.somak.co.uk/payment – please note a
        2% credit card fee will apply.

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                                                                                                                                                             Booking Conditions

Your contract is with Somak Travel Limited, of which Somak Holidays      We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel        limited to a maximum of two times the cost of your travel
is a registered trading division.                                        arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of clients                 arrangements excluding insurance premiums and taxes.
                                                                         required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may
1. Your holiday contract: When you make a booking you                    have to cancel it. However, we will not cancel your travel                  (ii) We accept responsibility for death, injury or illness of any person
undertake that you have the authority to accept and do accept these      arrangements less than 8 weeks before your departure date, except           taking one of our holidays caused by the negligent acts and/or
booking conditions on behalf of yourself and your party. A contract      for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final             omissions of our employees or agents, our suppliers and sub-
will exist upon the issue of our Confirmation Invoice. These             balance. If it is necessary for us to cancel your travel arrangements       contractors, whilst acting within the scope of, or in the course of,
conditions in conjunction with the information set out in our            for reasons other than force majeure and non-payment of the final           their employment in the provision of your travel arrangements.
brochure form the entire agreement between Somak Holidays and            balance, we will pay compensation to you as set out in this clause.
yourself. Any advice/information given to you by your travel agent                                                                                   (iii) Where a claim arises out of loss or damage suffered during air
which is inconsistent with our brochure and these conditions will not    If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you or your       travel, rail travel, sea travel, or accommodation, the amount of
form part of your contract with ourselves.                               travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your    compensation you receive will be limited in accordance with and/or
                                                                         departure. You will have the choice of either accepting the change of       in an identical manner to the provision of the relevant International
2. Your financial protection: We are a member of ABTA (No                arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements         Convention, copies of which are available from us on request. This
V5319) and hold ATOL No 2550 issued by the Civil Aviation                from us, if available (with no amendment fee although subject to any        means we are entitled to have all the benefit of any limitations of
Authority. £2.50 per person is added to the cost of this air holiday     difference in brochure price), or cancelling your booked holiday and        compensation contained in any international convention applicable
package and is paid to the Civil Aviation Authority to provide ATOL      receiving a full refund of all monies paid except for insurance premiums    to your holiday.
Protection to you. This means your money is fully protected.             and/or amendment charges. In all cases, except where the major
                                                                         change arises due to reasons of force majeure, we will pay                  10. Personal injury unconnected with your booked travel
3. Your holiday price: When you or your travel agent request a           compensation as detailed below for the period before your departure         arrangements: If you, or any member of your party, suffer death,
booking with Somak, if we are able to accept the booking, you must       within which the notice of cancellation or major change is notified to      illness or injury whilst overseas, arising out of an activity which does
immediately pay a deposit of £150 per person together with any           you:                                                                        not form part of your package travel arrangements with ourselves,
applicable insurance premium. Occasionally you may be required to                                                                                    we shall, at our discretion, offer advice, guidance and assistance.
pay a sum greater than £150, this is so that we can secure hotels or     56 days or more               Nil                                           Where legal action is contemplated and you want our assistance, you
products on your behalf that must be paid for by Somak at the time       55 – 43 days                  £10                                           must obtain our written consent prior to commencement of any
we book them for you. The balance of the price of your travel            42 – 29 days                  £20                                           proceedings. Our consent will be given subject to you undertaking to
arrangements must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure         28 – 15 days                  £30                                           assign any costs and/or benefits received under any relevant
date. If your booking is made within 8 weeks of departure, full          Less than 15 days             £50                                           insurance policy to ourselves. We limit the cost of our assistance to
payment including any insurance premiums is required at the time of                                                                                  you or any member of your party to £5,000 per booking form.
booking. If the deposit is not paid on time, we reserve the right to
                                                                         'Force Majeure': This means any situation outside our control such as
cancel your travel arrangements. If the balance is not paid on time                                                                                  11. Behaviour: Please note that your holiday arrangements will be
                                                                         war or threat of war, riot, industrial dispute, technical or
we shall retain your deposit and reserve the right to cancel your                                                                                    terminated by ourselves or the suppliers concerned (e.g. airlines,
                                                                         maintenance problems with means of transportation, re-scheduling
travel arrangements and levy the cancellation charges set out in                                                                                     hotels, tour leaders etc.) if you are behaving in such a way as to
                                                                         or cancellation of flights by an airline or main charterer, terrorist
clause 5 below. All monies you pay to the travel agent are held by                                                                                   cause, or be likely to cause, danger or distress to others or damage
                                                                         activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions
them on our behalf at all times.                                                                                                                     to property. In this situation, Somak will not be liable to make any
                                                                         or other unforeseen circumstances that amount to force majeure.
                                                                                                                                                     refund, pay any compensation, or meet any costs or expenses you
We reserve the right to change our prices at any time before you                                                                                     incur as a result of your behaviour. Please note that you are at all
book, including any special offers which we may have from time-to-       As we do not control the day-to-day management of your                      times subject to the laws of the country you are visiting and must
time, and which may or may not be the same as set out in our             accommodation it is possible that the reserved accommodation may            respect local cultures and customs.
publicity material.                                                      not be suitable or available to you once you have arrived in resort. If
                                                                         this happens we will endeavour to provide accommodation of at least         12. Conditions of carriage/accommodation: Each journey
4. If you change your booking: If, after our confirmation invoice        the same standard in the same resort area. If only accommodation of         (whether undertaken or not) that you book by air, land or sea is
has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any      a lower standard is available then we will refund the difference of the     governed by the conditions of the carrier which undertakes to
way, for example, your chosen departure date or accommodation,           brochure price between the accommodation booked and that                    provide that carriage. Some of these conditions limit or exclude
we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always        available, together with compensation of £50 per person.                    liability and are often the subject of international agreements. Copies
be possible.                                                                                                                                         of applicable conditions are available for inspection at the offices of
                                                                         7. If you have a complaint: If you have a problem during your               the carrier concerned or through ourselves. It is your own
Any request for changes MUST be in writing from the person who           holiday, you must, whilst in resort, inform the relevant supplier (e.g.     responsibility to reconfirm the onward or return sectors of any air
made the booking or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an       your hotelier) and your resort representative as soon as possible and       journey with the carrier concerned or such carrier's duly authorised
administration charge of £25 per person per change, together with        they will endeavour to put things right. You must also complete a           agents and according to such carrier's regulations. The outbound
any further charges and/or supplements and/or costs we incur in          Customer Report Form whilst in resort. If your complaint is not             flight is reconfirmed by Somak Holidays prior to your departure. All
making this alteration. You should be aware that these costs will        resolved locally, please follow it up within 28 days of your return         accommodation booked by ourselves on your behalf is subject to the
increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and      home by writing to our Customer Services Department giving your             'house rules' of the proprietor.
you should therefore contact us as soon as possible. We may not be       booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep
able to make alterations to your holiday arrangements within 21          your letter concise, to the point and typed if possible. This will assist   13. Insurance: It is imperative that you ensure that all of your party
days of departure without you incurring cancellation charges.            us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to           have adequate and appropriate insurance. You are free to chose your
                                                                         you.                                                                        own policy but you must satisfy yourself that the policy is adequate
5. If you cancel your holiday: You, or any member of your party,                                                                                     for your needs, in particular for any activities you are contemplating
may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. WRITTEN                                                                                             during your holiday.
                                                                         If you fail to report any problems whilst in resort we will have been
notification from the person who made the booking or your travel
                                                                         deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint
agent must be received at our offices. The following scale of                                                                                        14. Documentation: Where travel and health documents are
                                                                         whilst you were there and this may affect any rights you may
cancellation will be payable depending on when the notification of                                                                                   necessary to comply with the requirements of any country you may
                                                                         otherwise have had under this contract.
cancellation is received:                                                                                                                            wish to visit, then it is your responsibility to procure them. If failure
                                                                                                                                                     to obtain any such documents results in fines, surcharges or other
56 days or more             Deposit only                                 8. What happens to complaints: It is unlikely that you will have a          financial penalty being imposed upon us then you shall reimburse us
55 – 43 days                30% of total holiday price                   complaint that cannot be settled amicably either whilst in resort or        accordingly. You must be aware, by consulting your own doctor if
42 – 29 days                50% of total holiday price                   following your return home. However, disputes arising from this             necessary, of specific health precautions deemed prudent for the
28 – 15 days                75% of total holiday price                   contract which cannot be settled amicably may, if you wish, be              country/resort you intend to visit and obtain the appropriate
14 – 3 days                 90% of total holiday price                   referred to the ABTA Arbitration scheme (see below) or to a court of        medication/inoculations.
Less than 3 days            100% of total holiday price                  law. The ABTA Arbitration scheme is arranged by The Association of
                                                                         British Travel Agents Ltd., but is administered quite independently by      15. By making a booking with us you agree to the use and
If some, but not all, party members cancel, additional charges may       the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The ABTA scheme provides a          disclosure of the information you provide for the following purposes:
be payable by the remaining members (e.g. under occupancy                simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone,            to enable us to process your booking (when it may be transferred
charges).                                                                with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. The scheme does       abroad), for market research and analysis, to prevent fraud and to
                                                                         not apply to claims for any amount greater than £5,000 per person           enable us to contact you by letter, telephone or email.
Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms     or £25,000 per booking form. If you choose to proceed to
of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.      Arbitration under this scheme, you must send a written notice of            16. Law and jurisdiction: The contract between us, and these
                                                                         your decision to ABTA within 9 months after your scheduled date of          booking conditions, are governed by and construed in accordance
6. If we change or cancel your holiday: It is unlikely that we will      return. Full details of the scheme are available from The Association       with English law. All parties agree to submit to the exclusive
have to make any changes to your travel arrangements. However, we        of British Travel Agents Ltd. at 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ,            jurisdiction of the English Courts.
do plan the arrangements many months in advance and occasionally,        www.abta.com
therefore, it may be necessary to make changes and we reserve the                                                                                    SOMAK HOLIDAYS KENYA & TANZANIA 2011-2012
right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and      9. Our liability to you: (i) We accept responsibility for the negligent     (Publication date: August 2010)
we will advise you or your travel agent of them if practicable and       acts and/or omissions of our employees, agents and suppliers whilst
time permitting. Please note that carriers, timings and routings given   acting in the course of their employment in the provision of your
in the brochure are for guidance only and may be subject to change.      travel arrangements and for any deficiencies in the services we are
Such changes are deemed to be minor changes. Other examples of           contractually obliged to provide subject to the exceptions set out in
minor changes include alteration of your outward/return flights by       this contract and relevant legislation such as The Package Travel,
less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of                  Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, copies of
accommodation to another of the same standard, or change of              which are available on request. Our liability in all cases shall be
airports within the London area.




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                 As well as Kenya and Tanzania,
Somak also offer holidays in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean




           Brochures can be ordered by telephone or on-line
         Please call 020 8423 3000 or visit www.somak.co.uk


                                                 H O L I D A Y S
               FORTY         YEARS          OF      EXCELLENCE

            E S TA B L I S H E D     N I N E T E E N   S I X T Y   E I G H T

 Somak House, Harrovian Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex HA1 3EX
                Telephone: 020 8423 3000 Facsimile: 020 8423 7700
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