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									     KENYA & TANZANIA




                K E N YA S A FA R I S TA N Z A N I A S A FA R I S
                         MOMBASA ZANZIBAR




                                  2009 – 2010




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                                                          Karibuni



     Welcome to Kenya & Tanzania 2010

     Welcome to the UK's biggest choice of holidays to East Africa! This brand new brochure from Somak Holidays is packed with
     good value and an African holiday to suit everyone.

     Along with classic safari choices, there are also two new safaris and three new beach resort hotels.

     We hope that you will enjoy one or more of these holidays in the coming months.



     Why go to Kenya & Tanzania
     > Kenya offers extremely good value for money. It is the best place on earth for your first safari. Because the welcome is so
       warm many visitors return time and time again, and bring friends and family along too.

     > You are guaranteed to see lots of wildlife on daytime safaris. There is also the opportunity to get over the plains in the early
       morning in a hot air balloon, and sometimes you will be invited on a night safari.

     > In Tanzania you will find plenty of more exclusive, remote camps and lodges in the vast parks of the country.

     > Zanzibar and Mombasa offer exceptional beach holidays, and you can even get married in these exotic locations.


     Why go now?
     > It is a great time to go to East Africa. The pound retains its strength against Kenyan and Tanzanian shillings.

     > The people of East Africa are very keen to welcome tourists to their country. They will show you their stunning landscapes,
       their wildlife close up, and invite you to enjoy their delicious food.

     > It is easier than ever to travel to East Africa. There is a choice of quality airlines and the option of travelling overnight or
       during the day.




    Award-winning Somak Holidays

          Best                             Best Tour            Best                         Top Independent                      Best Tour
          Specialist                       Operator to          Eco-friendly                 Operator to                          Operator to
          Operator to                      Africa 2006          Company 2007                 Africa                               Africa 2006,
          Africa 2007,                     Travel Trade         Selling Long                 2006 & 2007                          2007 & 2008
          2008 & 2009                      Gazette              Haul                         Travel Bulletin                      Selling Long
          Travel Weekly                                                                                                           Haul




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                                                     Contents


                                                     Responsible Tourism       6


                                                     Upgrades                  7


                                                     Weddings in Paradise      8


                                                     Somak in Kenya           10


                                                     Somak Driver/Guides      11


                                                     Kenya Map                12


                                                     Kenya Game Parks         13


                                                     Kenya Safaris            14


                                                     Tanzania Map             34


                                                     Tanzania Game Parks      35


                                                     Tanzania Safaris         36


                                                     Tailor-made              49


                                                     Beaches of East Africa   71


                                                     Airline Partners         95


                                                     Holiday Guide            96


                                                     Booking Form             98


                                                     Booking Conditions       99




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                                                                                                                                 Ashnil Aruba Lodge




The unmissable highlights of this new brochure




      NEW SAFARI TASTER OPTION          From £769 per person
                                        Includes transfers from Zanzibar to Selous, 2 nights full board on safari and return to
          Flying Safari from Zanzibar   Zanzibar.
                        – see page 45
                                        It is easier than ever to try a safari, if you are staying at the beach in Zanzibar. This is a
                                        fantastic idea to try out a safari in one of the best parks in Tanzania. Stay at the Selous
                                        Riverside Camp for a unique experience.




                        ZANZIBAR        From £1415 per person
        Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar      Includes return scheduled flights, transfers and 7 nights all inclusive.
                     – see page 86
                                        This offers incredibly good value and will be extremely popular.




                TANZANIA SAFARI         Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
         5   Serena Serengeti Safari    from £1585 per person
                     – see page 36      Includes return scheduled flights, transfers, safari and 6 nights accommodation with
                                        6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners.

                                        A classic safari through contrasting landscapes with excellent opportunities for game
                                        viewing.




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                       KENYA SAFARI         Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara
     5     Cheetah Safari with wedding      From £1619 per person
                                 option     Includes return scheduled flights, transfers, safari and 7 nights accommodation with
                          – see page 14     7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners.

                                            Two nights are spent at the Ashnil property deep in animal wilderness. Game drives
                                            will be thrilling with plenty of opportunities to see the big five, colourful birdlife and
                                            more.

                                            For those looking for an unusual wedding venue, it is possible to get married at Ashnil
                                            Samburu.




                             MOMBASA        South Mombasa
         connoisseur collection AfroChic    Fom £1679 per person
                          – see page 72     Includes return scheduled flights, transfers and 7 nights full board.

                                            An exquisite new boutique property which will be very popular. Superb dining options
                                            and a lovely swimming pool.




                                 KENYA      Samburu, Lake Naivasha, Masai Mara
               5   Heritage Flying Safari   From £2069 per person
                          – see page 31     Includes return scheduled flights, transfers, safari and 7 nights full board (except
                                            Nairobi).

                                            Why drive when you can fly across Kenya to give you extra time on safari? This is an
                                            exciting safari taking in key areas for game viewing and offers accommodation in
                                            stunning lodges and camps.




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                                     Doing our best to protect the environment and to invest in local
Responsible Tourism                  development projects




                                     At Somak we take our responsibility towards the         the environment. They work very closely with the
                                     environment and to local communities seriously.         local communities to offer employment. In
                                     Throughout our 41 year history we have been             addition, profits are ploughed back into projects to
                                     mindful of the actions of hotel management, and         provide education and water. See the following
                                     of the welfare of our staff and the locale in which     pages for Porini Camps: 32, 54, 56 and 60.
                                     we operate. Here are our pledges:
                                                                                             Turtle Bay, Watamu, Kenya
                                     > We recognise that the cultures, environments          Turtle Bay – see page 80, is the first hotel to be
                                       and economies we visit are fragile, requiring our     awarded a ‘Silver Eco-rating’ by EcoTourism Kenya in
                                       sustained involvement for the future;                 recognition of their efforts to further sustainable
                                     > We prefer to use locally-owned and run services       tourism through the preservation of Kenya’s
                                       and to purchase food and equipment from a             environmental and cultural heritage.
                                       local source;
                                     > We provide financial support for local economic,      At Turtle Bay the staff have been caring for the
                                       environmental and conservation projects;              local community and environment for many years.
                                     > In our offices, we aim to reduce the levels of        In March 2004, this became an official policy of the
                                       energy used and we recycle where possible.            hotel.

                                     We are active members of the Association of             The Cove Collection, Mombasa, Kenya
    Ashnil Aruba Lodge               Independent Tour Operators (AITO), who place great      The team behind The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses
                                     emphasis on their members’ responsible tourism          (page 76), The Gazi Retreat (page 77) and Sable
                                     policies. For more information visit www.aito.co.uk     Valley Treehouses (page 77) is committed to the
                                                                                             local community. Their principle ideology is two-
                                     Where can you go to ensure you have a                   fold:
                                     memorable holiday and are kind to the
                                                                                             > The encouragement of local community
                                     environment? There are so many choices but here
                                                                                                participation in the running of the retreats
                                     are three options for you. For more information
                                                                                                wherever possible;
                                     please contact our team on 020 8423 3000.
                                                                                             > The preservation of the Cove as a natural area.

                                     Ashnil Aruba Lodge, Kenya                               If you wish, you can engage with the local tribes,
                                     The team at Ashnil Aruba (page 71) encourage            some 200 families from the Digo Tribe, in a
                                     tree-planting in a bid to re-green the area, just one   number of ways:
                                     of many activities designed to promote responsible      > A guided, interactive village visit
                                     tourism and sustainable development within and          > A guided visit to nearby mangrove forests
                                     outside Tsavo.                                          > A trip in a small wooden canoe to the reef

                                     Porini Camps, Kenya                                     Close by, the Kaya Forest has become an
                                     We are pleased to work with Porini Camps in             attraction, offering walks and a small education
                                     Kenya. The company has an excellent reputation          centre.
    The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses   for establishing camps which have little impact on



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                                                                                                                            Governors’ Il Moran




 Upgrades                         Tempting ways to perfect your holiday




 The Perfect Hotel                                      Choosing a hotel
 It is often well worth paying a little extra to        To assist you in selecting the accommodation that
 ensure you secure the best view, the best décor,       is most suitable for you, we have devised a ratings
 the best room facilities or the best location          system based on our opinions and those of our
 within a hotel or lodge. We can advise you on          customers, rather than local or international
 the room upgrades available.                           ratings.
                                                        CONNOISSEUR
                                                        COLLECTION

                                                        The Somak Connoisseur Collection is a selection of
 Upgrade your flight for maximum comfort                the finest hotels and tours featured in our portfolio.
 For a more enjoyable and comfortable flight, why       The holidays within this brochure bearing the
 not pay extra to fly business or first class? See      Connoisseur Collection logo, offer a level of quality
 page 95 for more information.                          and exclusivity, which is likely to exceed the
                                                        expectations of even the most discerning traveller.

                                                        Sun Ratings
 Upgrade to All Inclusive
                                                        Somak’s ‘Sun’ ratings give an overall view of a
 A selection of hotels offer an all inclusive option.   property and take account of factors such as
 All inclusive is a popular choice because you are      accommodation, food, facilities and service.
 in control of your spending, and there are no
 nasty surprises at the end of your holiday.                                                                      Executive Suite at Hemingways
                                                        First-class standards of accommodation and
                                                        service, usually with an excellent range of facilities.
 The Southern Palms and Sarova Whitesands
 Beach Resort & Spa in Mombasa offer all
 inclusive options.                                     Good standards of accommodation and a range of
                                                        facilities.

 Upgrade your ‘Extras’
                                                        Comfortable accommodation offering medium-
 To smooth your way through the airport, why            class facilities.
 not upgrade to use an airport lounge? Withdraw
 from the crowds at Heathrow and enjoy some
 space, peace and free snacks and drinks.               Simple accommodation offering basic facilities.
 Newspapers and magazines and TV screens are
 there to keep you occupied. Somak Holidays             Properties that are above average in a particular
 offer a full range of extras, contact us for full      category.
 details or see our website.
                                                        As standards of accommodation vary from country
                                                        to country, Somak’s ‘Sun’ ratings reflect the
                                                        standards to be expected within one particular
                                                        country or region. It is generally not appropriate to
                                                        compare ratings from one country to another.               Kenya Airways Premier World




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                                                                                                                                  Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania



Weddings in Paradise                           Get married in idyllic and exciting locations in East Africa




                                             Ideal destinations for any occasion, Kenya and         On the coast at Serena Beach Hotel & Spa (page
                                             Tanzania are excellent choices for a wedding or        75), there are lots of lovely touches included in the
                                             renewal of vows. With palm-fringed beaches and         wedding package. A spa treatment and hair care is
                                             dramatic scenery, a ceremony and celebration in        included for the bride, together with a special turn-
                                             East Africa always proves to be a breathtaking         down service and an exclusive bubbly beach
                                             experience.                                            breakfast. A welcome addition is a fast-track check
                                                                                                    in, perfect after a long flight.
                                             Weddings can be informal and relaxed, barefoot
                                             on the beach or in tropical gardens, or completely     In Zanzibar it is all about getting married and
                                             formal, with black ties and wedding gowns in the       having the wedding breakfast on the beach. At
                                             bush, with wildlife for witnesses! A cocktail of       Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach (page 90), local
                                             formality and wilderness which evokes an era of        flowers and palm decorations make the venue
                                             adventure and romance.                                 smell and look romantic, dancers add drama at the
                                                                                                    ceremony, and couples benefit from a
                                             The most important point we can make is that           complimentary upgrade to a suite on their
                                             getting married abroad is almost certainly more        wedding night (subject to availability).
                                             straightforward than you may think. We will advise
                                             you on all the necessary arrangements to make.         We can also arrange 'Renewal of Vows'. For
                                             One member of our team will liaise with you or         example this can be arranged at Pinewood Village
    Bluebay Beach Resort, Zanzibar
                                             your travel agent about all the details. We work       Beach Resort, Mombasa (page 78), where a church
                                             closely with wedding co-ordinators at each hotel to    choir can attend and really bring the ceremony to
                                             confirm every detail, from the specific venue you      life!
                                             require, musical arrangements and any extra
                                             personal touches which would make your day             Your wedding guests may wish to assist you in
                                             extra special.                                         paying for your wedding or honeymoon. This is
                                                                                                    becoming a popular wedding gift. Once you have
                                             A number of our hotels in Kenya and Zanzibar           made your booking with us and have a six-figure
                                             offer wedding packages designed to be great            booking reference, then your guests can contribute
                                             value, easy to organise, romantic and enjoyable!       as much as they like to the value of the holiday.

                                             For example at Mara Intrepids, Kenya (page 31),        Once they have contacted Somak Holidays and
                                             there is a choice of venues at the lodge for the       made a contribution, they will receive a
                                             ceremony. The wedding can take place at the side       personalised confirmation voucher to give you.
                                             of the hippo pool, in a typical Masai manyatta or in
                                             the gardens. Traditional Masai warriors are on         Full information is contained in our Weddings in
                                             hand in their bright robes to add colour to the        Paradise brochure which is available online at
                                             photographs, and a game drive is an unusual            www.somak.com.
                                             option for the afternoon of the wedding!

    Pinewood Village Beach Resort, Mombasa




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                                                                                                                                                                                  Mara Explorer




 Safari Chat                           Background information to help you choose the right safari




 Game Drives: A safari promises both excitement          safari vehicles. Booking and confirmation may take
 and the unexpected – close encounters with wild         longer than the ‘classic safari’ as each element has
 animals, bumpy roads and helping out when the           to be confirmed separately.
 odds are down. Game drives normally take place
 early morning and evening and last between one          Tailor-made Holiday: A personalised itinerary
 and two hours. At some lake lodges game drives are      suggested by you or your travel agent, to create
 not provided, optional excursions may be purchased      your dream holiday. These may be adaptations of
 locally. Game drives are not included at tree lodges,   our ‘classic’ or ‘suggested itineraries’.
 as they overlook waterholes and salt licks. Game
 viewing is not an exact science and sightings of        Ballooning: Optional hot-air balloon flights can be
 particular species cannot be guaranteed.                arranged in Amboseli, the Masai Mara and
                                                         Serengeti. This exhilarating experience starts at
 On The Road: Safaris often cover long distances         dawn, with approximately one hour in the air,
 on rough and uneven roads and may be dusty or           followed by a bush breakfast complete with
 muddy. Drives between game parks and lodges are         sparkling wine. The direction and duration of the
 made at a relatively high speed in order to make        flight is dependent on the weather. The balloon
 the journeys as comfortable as possible.                trip takes the place of the early morning game
 Occasionally vehicles may become stuck in mud or        drive. Please note that adverse weather conditions,              4-wheel drive            Premier Safari Bus            Standard Safari
 even break down, but help is normally available         or other factors, may lead to the cancellation of
 nearby. Safari vehicles are not air-conditioned.        the balloon flight, especially during the rainy
 Approximate distances are shown between points          season. Usually children under the age of 12 are
 on each itinerary, these should be used as a            not permitted; height restrictions apply.
 guideline only, as travel may take longer than
 expected due to poor road conditions. Changes to        Children: Children are welcome on selected              Driver
 itineraries and camps or lodges are sometimes           safaris. On overland safaris, we recommend that
 unavoidable, e.g. due to rainfall, and it may be        families with children book their own safari vehicle,                            Driver                        Driver
 necessary to drive greater distances. It can be cool    to avoid concerns about disturbing fellow                                 No access to
 in the early morning and in the evening; please         passengers. Children under the age of seven are                           viewing hatch           Not occupied            No access to
 bring a light jacket or fleece.                         not permitted at some lodges.                                                                                             viewing hatc
                                                                                                                     Your Safari Vehicle
                                                                                                                     Safari vehicles are driven by expert driver/guides.
 Three different Types of Safari: Classic Safari is      Safaris By Air: A number of our itineraries include         Somak microbuses in Kenya have game viewing
 a fixed itinerary with set departure days, shared       air transfers. Flights are in light aircraft and the        hatches (only accessible from the rear seats, and not
 with a small group of travellers in a Somak             baggage allowance is strictly 15 kg per person.             accessible from the front passenger seat), and are
 microbus in Kenya and a 4-wheel drive vehicle in        Where possible, additional luggage can be left at           equipped with a cool box in which you can store your
 Tanzania (guaranteed window seat). As there is          your hotel or at the Somak Lounge and retrieved             drinks. All Kenya safaris, unless otherwise indicated,
 generally good availability on classic safaris, they    after the safari. Transfers and game drives will be         use a maximum of seven seats, thus guaranteeing
 are easy to book and confirm. There is the option       provided by the lodge or camp. For other Kenya              you a window seat. Four wheel drive vehicles are
 to pay for the exclusive use of a safari vehicle.       safaris you can fly rather than drive from the Masai        available for a supplement and seat up to five or
                                                         Mara back to Nairobi for a supplement from £145             seven passengers. If you wish to book a vehicle
 Suggested Itinerary: An itinerary suggested by us                                                                   exclusive to your party, a supplement is payable. If
                                                         or from the Masai Mara to Mombasa for a
 that operates on any day of week. Game drives are                                                                   party size is under four the vehicle will normally be a
                                                         supplement from £240. (Note: When flying from
 usually conducted in the lodge’s or camp’s own                                                                      Premier microbus.
                                                         the Masai Mara to Mombasa entire luggage must               Tanzania safaris operate using 4-wheel drive
 vehicles and will be shared with other guests.          be restricted to 15 kg.)
 There may be the option to pay for exclusive use of                                                                 vehicles accommodating five or seven passengers.




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                                                                                                                          Somak Safari Lounge



Somak in Kenya          Established more than 40 years




                                Caring for you                                          Somak’s unique lounge
                                Somak is a family-run business that offers a            Guests can relax and recuperate in the
                                ‘personal touch’. Founded in 1968 by Suresh             comfortable Safari Lounge, the only one of its
                                Sofat and still run as a family business, the           kind in East Africa. It is available to all Somak
                                company had its origins in Kenya, carrying school       guests passing through Nairobi (time permitting),
                                children to and from England on what became             and is the perfect place to enjoy refreshments, an
                                known as the ‘Lollipop Specials’. Today Somak is        air-conditioned rest area and showers. Many
                                the leading tour operator to East Africa. With          guests consider this a huge benefit and comment
                                highly experienced staff, the largest fleet of safari   on the welcome hot food and refreshing drinks.
                                vehicles, and the most modern office complex in
                                Nairobi, Somak is a gem in the country's tourism        Safari Vehicles
                                industry.                                               Somak microbuses are a common sight on a
                                                                                        safari in East Africa. Each vehicle is driven by
                                With four decades of experience in organising           expert driver/guides, with extensive knowledge
                                holidays, Somak’s pedigree is unrivalled. In 2008       of the region and wildlife. Somak’s seven-seat
                                Somak was awarded the ‘Superbrand’ status,              microbus fleet now includes 100 microbuses, all
                                given to companies that outperform other                providing a first-rate safari experience.
                                companies in areas such as:
                                > Customer loyalty                                      In a development designed to offer an even
                                > Goodwill                                              better safari experience, Somak introduced its
                                > Longevity                                             Premier Safari microbuses. You will enjoy one of
                                > Overall market acceptance                             these if you book an exclusive vehicle for a party
                                                                                        of 4 or less.
 Somak House, Nairobi
                                On arrival in Kenya
                                With our staff of over 175 experienced                  Your safety
                                professionals, all guests are safe in our hands.        Somak’s workshop is headed up by a chief
                                Our staff meet and greet you with a friendly            mechanic who was trained in Japan by Nissan,
                                smile. In fact what most people say when they           and who leads a dedicated support team.
                                arrive and see the Somak brand on uniforms and          Together they maintain the fleet of 100 vehicles,
                                buses, is that they did not realise how big Somak       all of which are fitted with HF radio.
                                is. A friendly, informative briefing is given to take
                                you through your itinerary, and to provide
                                background information and answer questions.

 Workshop




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 Somak Driver/Guides                                      Popular, friendly and knowledgeable team members to bring your safari to life




 We are delighted to receive feedback from             Simon Murage Wangai                                  Your feedback
 guests. Often praise we read is for our                                         53 year old Simon is a     “My wife and I have just completed a Kenya
 driver/guides on safari in East Africa. Most have                               top class driver/guide     Safari holiday with Somak. We would like to
 been in their role for many years, and repeat                                   who joined Somak in
 guests often ask for the same person each time
                                                                                                            pass on our thanks to our driver, Benedict for
                                                                                 1992. He is often on the   the holiday. His extensive knowledge during
 they visit. The depth of their knowledge is
                                                                                 go from 6.30am to late     game drives gave us an in-depth insight to all
 remarkable; their passion for the work is great.
                                                                                 at night ensuring that     animals and birds which made the experience
 Here are just five members of the team. We
 regret that we are not able to guarantee which                                  each day's itinerary is    all the more enjoyable. He always placed our
 driver/guide will be allocated to your safari, but                              carefully planned, and     safari bus in the best places for photography.
 all driver/guides are trained to the same very high                             his vehicle is in good     Nothing was too much trouble for him, which
 standard.                                                                       condition.                 made our holiday a very memorable
                                                       John Kabetu Kinuthia
                                                                                                            experience.”
 Benedict Kilonzo Mutua
                                                                                  Also    affectionately
                            A 'gentle giant' who                                                            “I have never before felt the necessity to write
                                                                                  know as ‘Big John’,
                            has worked for Somak                                                            to a travel company in praise of an employee.
                                                                                  Kinuthia has been in
                            since 1995. He loves                                                            However, my family and I, and indeed all the
                                                                                  employment       with
                            to answer questions                                                             other travellers in our particular vehicle, were
                                                                                  Somak Travel since
                            about birdlife and                                                              so impressed with our driver Benedict, that I
                                                                                  1995. In addition to
                            wildlife and has plenty                                                         felt I should write this time.”
                                                                                  tour guiding, John is
                            of stories about Kenya
                                                                                  also    a    qualified
                            to tell.                                                                        “In the past we have had some excellent
                                                                                  mechanic and has
                                                                                  rescued many safari
                                                                                                            safaris but this year was truly outstanding!
                                                       vehicles that have experienced breakdowns!
                                                                                                            Our driver/guide Peter Gathanga is a pure
 Peter M. Gathanga                                                                                          genius and we cannot commend him highly
                           Peter is 52 years old       Richard Konana Massey                                enough in his ability.”
                           and is tremendously                                   Richard hails from
                           enthusiastic      about                               Narok District and         “Thank you for arranging our driver, who
                           tour guiding. He has                                  joined Somak in 1994.      helped to make the occasion so special.”
                           been employed by                                      His knowledge of the
                           Somak since 1993. He                                  diverse ethnic cultures    “Our driver made the safari for us – so
                           has a huge number of                                  in Kenya is legendary.     knowledgeable, cheerful and adaptable – also
                           repeat guests who                                     Richard specialises in     a good joke teller. He liked a good laugh and
                           choose to return to                                   our Masai Safari where     we felt as if he became a friend in that week.”
 Kenya to go on safari with him. Peter goes the                                  he can share his
 extra mile and turns good safaris into exceptional                              extensive knowledge        “Excellent vehicle and driver/tour guide. On
 ones.                                                 of the culture, flora and fauna along the safari     safari the driver went above and beyond to
                                                       circuit.                                             ensure our dream holiday came to life.”




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        Kenya Map




                                                                        Lake Turkana




                                                         Lake Baringo                             Samburu
                                                                                 Laikipia                          Shaba
                                       Eldoret                                                Buffalo Springs

                                                       Lake Bogoria
                                                                                                                          Meru
                                        Kisumu                                          Nanyuki       Mt Kenya

     Lake Victoria                                                                       The
                                                                   Nakuru              Aberdares
                                                               Elementaita
                                                                        Naivasha


                                                                                NAIROBI

                                               Masai
                                               Mara
                                                              Keekorok
                                                                                Magadi
                                                                                                                                     Tsavo
                                                                                                                                      East                                                  Lamu Island

                                                                                  Namanga
                                                                                        Amboseli



                                                                                                                    Tsavo
                                                                                                                    West                                                  Malindi
                                                                                                                                                                         Watamu



                                                                                                                          Taita Hills

                                                                                                                                            Shimba Hills         Mombasa
          NAIROBI Average Temperature (°C) Average Rainfall (mm)
          JAN     FEB    MAR     APR    MAY     JUN     JUL    AUG        SEP    OCT    NOV    DEC
          25°     26°    25°     24°     22°    21°     21°    21°        21°    24°    23°     23°
           25     51     127     203    152      51     25         25     25     51     102     76



          Flight box                                                                                       Fact box
          Kenya Airways fly daily, overnight, to Nairobi from Heathrow.                                    Flying time: Non-stop flights to Nairobi take approximately 9 hours.
          Return daily, overnight.                                                                         Time difference: Kenya is three hours ahead of GMT.
          British Airways fly daily, daylight, to Nairobi from Heathrow.                                   Currency: The Kenyan Shilling.
          Return daily, overnight.                                                                         Passports: Your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your date of return.
          Virgin Atlantic fly daily, overnight, to Nairobi from Heathrow.                                  Visas: British passport holders require a visa for Kenya, which can be arranged either before departure or
          Return daily, daylight, requiring a night in Nairobi before the flight.                          on arrival. Non-British passport holders should check with the Kenyan High Commission.
          Domestic flights are with local carriers.                                                        Vaccinations: Vaccinations are recommended, please consult your doctor.




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 Game Parks                         Kenya offers a whole host of fantastic national parks and reserves where you can enjoy the thrills of
                                    watching Africa’s outstanding game. The best known is undoubtedly the Masai Mara, but others such as
 in Kenya                           Samburu, Tsavo and the lakes are also well worth a visit.




 Aberdares National Park                             Mount Kenya National Park
 The park includes parts of the Aberdares            Kenya’s highest mountain sits astride the
 Mountain Range, an area of exceptional natural      equator, its snow-capped summit rising to nearly
 beauty. In the lower foothills, leopards, bongos,   5,200 metres. The vegetation alters dramatically,
 buffaloes, elephants and black rhinos roam          from bamboo jungle and mountain forests to an
 through the forests.                                alpine zone of strange, giant plants and finally,
                                                     glaciers and snowfields.
 Amboseli National Park
 Dominated by the imposing backdrop of Mount         Samburu National Reserve
 Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is home to an abundance       325 km north of Nairobi lies a dramatic and
 of mammals and over 400 species of birds. Plains    rugged landscape, the home of the colourful
 game, lions, cheetahs and vast herds of             Samburu people. Game includes species rarely
 elephants wander freely.                            seen elsewhere such as Grevy’s zebras,
                                                     reticulated giraffes and Somali ostriches.
 Lake Naivasha
                                                     Shaba National Reserve
 Over 450 species of birds have been recorded in
                                                     Close to Samburu, Shaba has reserved its place in
 and around this freshwater lake with the highest
                                                     the history of conservation as the area where Joy
 concentrations between October and March,
                                                     Adamson experimented with the release of hand-
 when migrant birds from Europe are resident.
                                                     reared leopards. Shaba is a rugged wilderness
 Lake Nakuru National Park                           featuring bubbling springs, rolling savannah,
 This fenced park provides sanctuary to one of the   miles of scrub and desert and the Ewaso Nyiro
 largest populations of rhinos in Kenya, plus        River which supports a variety of wildlife.
 Rothschild’s giraffes, leopards and lions. The
                                                     Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks
 alkaline lake often attracts concentrations of
                                                     Together these parks cover an area the size of
 flamingoes, pelicans, cormorants and terns.
                                                     Wales, forming one of the world’s largest game
 Masai Mara National Reserve                         sanctuaries. Tsavo East is a biodiversity
 One of the world’s most enthralling wildlife        stronghold, whilst Tsavo West offers a dramatic
 theatres. The reserve plays host to countless       landscape of mountains, plains, river forests and
 species, including the ‘big five’ (lion, leopard,   extinct volcanoes. Tsavo is famed for its elephant
 elephant, rhino and buffalo) and the incredible     herds. The majestic Masai giraffe is also
 spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration.       numbered among the park’s impressive array of
                                                     wildlife. There is an excellent chance of seeing
 Meru National Park                                  impalas, buffaloes, greater kudus, defassa
 Meru is just seven miles from the equator and to    waterbuck, lions, cheetahs and other predators.
 the north east of Nairobi. Meru is famous as the    The famous Aruba Dam provides a strong draw
 area where George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa,      for wildlife.
 the lion cub and cared for orphaned cheetahs.


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                                      Cheetah Safari                                                From £1624

                                        1 night Nairobi (Holiday Inn Hotel) – 2 nights Samburu (Ashnil Samburu Camp) – 1 night Lake Nakuru (Lake Nakuru Lodge)
                                                                                  3 nights Masai Mara (Mara Simba Lodge)

                                  This 7-night safari includes accommodation in Samburu at the Ashnil Samburu Camp. It offers wonderful hospitality
                                  together with great game viewing experiences and good food.
                                  Samburu is home to some of the most unique wildlife in Kenya and a host of birds. Deep in this animal wilderness lie the
           Samburu •              24 deluxe tents of Ashnil Samburu Camp, spread out along the shady banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, under a thick stand
     Nakuru •
                       Mt Kenya   of doum palms and acacia trees that are a feature of the area. The lovely swimming pool is a welcome place to cool off
                  • Nairobi       after, perhaps, a guided walk. To relax, there is a massage tent and refreshing sundowners are offered at night.
       • Masai Mara
                                  Next stop is Lake Nakuru where thousands of pink flamingoes tint the horizon. Around the lake a game reserve has been
                                  created where the endangered black rhino is protected and may be seen along with antelopes, giraffes, lions and hyenas.
                                  Finally, the magnificent Masai Mara, famed for its vast numbers of plains game and the spectacular big cats.
                                  This safari operates every Sunday, plus from 3 July 2010 – 30 October 2010 it also operates on Fridays.


                                                Day 1 Friday or Sunday Heathrow–Nairobi                        world's finest game reserves. Overnight: Mara Simba
                                                Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                        Lodge. (b,l,d)

                                                Day 2 Saturday or Monday Nairobi                               Day 7 Thursday or Saturday Masai Mara
                                                Met on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport      An early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed by
                                                in Nairobi and transferred to the Holiday Inn Hotel. The       a bubbly bush breakfast (optional extra) or take an
                                                remainder of the day is at leisure, or choose from a           early morning game drive. Rest of the morning at leisure.
                                                selection of optional excursions (book and pay locally).       After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight:
                                                Overnight: Holiday Inn Hotel.                                  Mara Simba Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                Alternative hotels in Nairobi can be booked – please call
                                                for price and availability.                                    Day 8 Friday or Sunday Masai Mara
                                                                                                               An early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed by
                                                Day 3 Sunday or Tuesday Samburu                                a bubbly bush breakfast (optional extra) or take an
                                                After breakfast drive north through rich farming areas and     early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the
                                                across the equator to the semi-arid and rugged landscape       lodge. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch
                                                of the Samburu (360 kms). After lunch proceed on a             enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Mara Simba
                                                late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu           Lodge. (b,l,d)
 Ashnil Samburu Camp                            Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                               Day 9 Saturday or Monday Extension or Heathrow
                                                Day 4 Monday or Wednesday Samburu                              After breakfast return to Nairobi (300 kms) and proceed
                                                Early morning and late afternoon game drives enable you        with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)
                                                to see wildlife unique to this arid yet beautiful part of
                                                Kenya. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)                 Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi on day 9 – £145 or
                                                                                                               from the Mara to Mombasa – £240 (includes lunch in the
                                                Day 5 Tuesday or Thursday Lake Nakuru                          Mara).
                                                After an early breakfast drive into the Great Rift Valley to   See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.
                                                the Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch
                                                (375 kms). Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park,          Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                                host to flamingoes and the endangered rhinos among
                                                other big game species along the lake's shore. Overnight:      Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways.
                                                Lake Nakuru Lodge. (b,l,d)                                     Alternative flights:
                                                                                                               British Airways – outbound daytime on Saturday or
                                                Day 6 Wednesday or Friday Masai Mara                           Monday
                                                After an early breakfast drive to the world-famous Masai       Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Friday or Sunday;
                                                Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch at the lodge      inbound daytime on Sunday or Tuesday with an additional
                                                (315 kms). Enjoy a late afternoon game drive in one of the     night in Nairobi before returning to Heathrow.
 Lake Nakuru Lodge




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 The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses                                                                                                                                         Top: Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa
                                                                                                                                                                        Bottom: Hilton Seychelles



                                                     Extensions
 MOMBASA                                                                    ZANZIBAR
 Cheetah Safari & Mombasa                                                   Cheetah Safari & Zanzibar
                                                                                                                                                                        HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                        •    Excellent value
                                                                                                                                                                        •    Up to 5 game drives in the Masai Mara
 Day 9 Saturday or Monday – Return to Nairobi                               Day 9 Saturday or Monday – Return to Nairobi
                                                                                                                                                                        •    Lodges in prime positions
 (300 km). Transfer to the airport for flight to Mombasa,                   (300 km). Overnight: Holiday Inn.                                                           •    Tent upgrades available in the Mara
 transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.                                                                                                                          •    Pools at all lodges
                                                                            Day 10: Sunday or Tuesday – Transfer to the airport for
                                                                            the flight to Zanzibar, transfer to your chosen hotel for
 Day 15 Friday or Sunday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow
                                                                            six nights.
                                                                                                                                                                        WHAT’S INCLUDED
 via Nairobi (plane change).                                                                                                                                            • Driver/guide throughout
                                                                                                                                                                        • Includes 7 breakfasts (b),
                                                                            Day 16 Saturday or Monday – Fly Zanzibar to
                                                                                                                                                                          6 lunches (l) & 6 dinners (d)
                                                                            Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).                                                        • Guaranteed window seat
 SEYCHELLES
 Cheetah Safari & Seychelles
                                                                                 MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                                                 EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES
                                                                                                                                                                        per person supplement
 The Seychelles extension only operates when the safari                                                                                                                 Passengers    2     3                4       5      6        7
 departs Heathrow on a Sunday.                                                                                                                                          Premier      285   125              50      n/a    n/a      n/a
                                                                                                                             £265                                       Standard     n/a   n/a              n/a     40     30       30
 Day 9 Monday – Return to Nairobi and transfer to the                                                                                                                   4x4          735   430              280     185    125      80
                                                                                                                            per person
 Holiday Inn for one night.
                                                                                                                         when pre-booked
 Day 10 Tuesday – Transfer to the airport for Kenya                                                                                                                                MUCH MORE
                                                                                                                             in the UK
 Airways flight to Seychelles. Met on arrival and                                                                                                                      TENT UPGRADE: Pay £80 supplement per person
 transferred to your chosen hotel for next five nights.                                                                            Call                                to upgrade to a tent at Mara Simba Lodge for 2
                                                                                                                                                                       nights and get 3rd night upgrade free.
                                                                                                                         020 8423 3000
 Day 15 Sunday – Fly Seychelles to Heathrow via Nairobi                                                                                                                HONEYMOONERS: Whilst staying at Ashnil
                                                                                                                          for conditions                               Samburu Camp honeymooners receive wild
 (plane change).
                                                                                                                                                                       flowers, a bottle of sparkling wine, a cake
                                                                                                                                                                       presented by staff (with a song and dance) plus
                                                                                                                                                                       one meal in private on tent balcony, weather
                                                                                                                                                                       permitting.
 Extensions to Lamu, Mauritius and Rwanda are possible – please call for details.


  CHEETAH SAFARI – 7 nights                         2009                                                                  2010
                                                   01 Oct-   11 Dec-   14 Dec    15 Dec    16 Dec-   18 Dec-   25 Dec-   29 Dec-     28 Feb-   30 Mar-   01 Apr    02 Apr-    12 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-    19 Aug    20 Aug-   31 Oct-
                                                   10 Dec    13 Dec                        17 Dec    24 Dec    28 Dec    27 Feb      29 Mar    31 Mar              11 Jun      16 Jul   18 Jul    18 Aug                30 Oct   30 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                     1830     1765      1884      2302      2328      2418      1983       1910       1827      1661      1624      1755       1824      1824      2398       1944      1944      1814
  British Airways                                   1826     1891      1945      1945      2220      2336      2044       1965       1876      1762      1694      1779       1878      2039      2159       2159      1998      1867
  Virgin Atlantic                                   1822     1757      1876      1876      2177      2266      1975       1902       1807      1641      1815      1785       1855      2016      2135       2135      1974      1844
  Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights                     02 Oct-   11 Dec    13 Dec    18 Dec    20 Dec    25 Dec    27 Dec-   07 Mar-     28 Mar    04 Apr-   18 Apr-   30 May-    13 Jun    20 Jun    27 Jun-    23 Jul-   20 Aug-   29 Oct-
  Kenya Airways                                    06 Dec                                                      28 Feb    21 Mar                11 Apr    23 May     06 Jun                         18 Jul    15 Aug     24 Oct   28 Nov
  + Southern Palms                                  2016     2148      2248      2939      2992      2496      2371       2178       2030      1905      1875      1944       2036      2086      2206       2779      2311      2174
  + Serena Beach Hotel & Spa                        2121     2379      2512      3186      3240      2572      2486       2364       2111      1962      1932      2001       2093      2208      2392       2965      2511      2368
  + The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses                  2281     2463      2592      3917      4096      2865      2651       2356       2139      1983       n/a       n/a       2115      2115      2184       2922      2468      2361
  Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 14 nights     02 Oct-   23 Oct-   11 Dec-   18 Dec-   25 Dec    27 Dec    03 Jan-   21 Mar      28 Mar    04 Apr-   30 May-   13 Jun-    27 Jun-   16 Jul-   23 Jul-    20 Aug-   29 Oct-   21 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                    18 Oct    06 Dec    13 Dec    20 Dec                        14 Mar                          23 May     06 Jun   20 Jun      11 Jul   18 Jul    15 Aug      24 Oct   14 Nov    28 Nov
  + Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa                      2419     2419      2742      3422      2835      2699      2574       2436       2266      2140      2305      2397       2467      2593      3166       2616      2466      2383
  + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach                     2460     2460      2785      3486      2970      2826      2652       2565       2322      2197      2236      2415       2549      2593      3166       2647      2539      2457
  + Royal Zanzibar                                  2518     2332      2584      3271      2846      2793      2711       2430       2286      2170      2200      2292       2587      2587      3160       2706      2599      2328
  Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Seychelles – 13 nights   01 Nov-   22 Nov-   13 Dec    20 Dec    27 Dec    03 Jan-   31 Jan-   28 Feb-     21 Mar    28 Mar    04 Apr-   30 May-    13 Jun-   04 Jul-   25 Jul-    22 Aug-   12 Sep-   24 Oct
  Kenya Airways                                    15 Nov    06 Dec                                  24 Jan    21 Feb    14 Mar                          23 May     06 Jun    27 Jun    18 Jul    15 Aug     05 Sep    17 Oct
  + Hilton Seychelles                               3155     3155      3964      4763      3468      3358      3415       3358       3328      3280      3155      3194       3309      3355      4221       3684      3624      3351
  + Paradise Sun                                    2862     2862      3053      3766      3139      3029      3087       3029       3053      2963      2826      2866       2980      3027      3738       3200      3140      3022
  + Coco De Mer                                     2528     2587       n/a       n/a       n/a      2731      2788       2731       2701      2653      2528      2567       2682      2729      3385       2848      2788      2724
  Single supplements on request. Child Price:      on request.




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 Ashnil Samburu Camp

                                         Kenya Royal                                              From £2033

                                           1 night Nairobi (Fairmont Norfolk Hotel) – 1 night Aberdares (The Ark) – 2 nights Samburu (Ashnil Samburu Camp)
                                               1 night Mount Kenya (Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Fairmont Mara Safari Club)

                                   A safari fit for royalty, following a classic route through some of Kenya's finest game reserves. Flights to and from the Masai
                                   Mara make short work of the long distances, whilst accommodation is in exclusive lodges in outstanding locations.
                                   One night is spent at the uniquely-shaped tree lodge, The Ark, designed with decks from which balconies provide superb
           Samburu •
                                   vantage points for viewing the animals visiting the salt lick and waterhole.
                      • Mt Kenya   In Samburu, accommodation is in the Ashnil Samburu Camp. In a perfect position on the river bank this is a wonderful
                 • Aberdares
                    • Nairobi      choice for a stay in Kenya. The camp is home to just 24 luxury tents, all circular, and carefully spread throughout the lush
        • Masai Mara               grounds.
                                   Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers 120 rooms and suites, and provides a wonderful base for a short stay with
                                   activities including swimming, walking and horse riding. The restaurant here offers an excellent variety of cuisine.
                                   Fairmont Mara Safari Club sits on an ox-bow bend of the River Mara. All 51 en suite tents have views of the hippo and
                                   crocodile filled river.

                                                  Day 1 Monday Heathrow–Nairobi                                Day 7 Sunday Masai Mara
                                                  Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                      Transfer for your light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara
                                                                                                               (approximately 1.5 hours). An afternoon game drive
                                                  Day 2 Tuesday Nairobi                                        by 4-wheel drive vehicle (a window seat cannot
                                                  On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure.      be guaranteed, and this part of the safari cannot be in
                                                  Overnight: Fairmont Norfolk Hotel.                           an exclusive vehicle). Overnight: Fairmont Mara Safari
                                                                                                               Club. (b,l,d)
                                                  Day 3 Wednesday Aberdares
                                                  Drive to the highlands of the Aberdare range (180 km)        Day 8 Monday Masai Mara
                                                  and the Aberdare Country Club. The lodge's own               An early morning balloon flight over the Mara, followed
                                                  transport will take you to The Ark. Please limit your        by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early
                                                  luggage to an overnight bag (the remainder can be            morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp.
                                                  stored at The Aberdare Country Club). Afternoon at           Late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Fairmont Mara
                                                  leisure or game viewing from the lodge’s viewing             Safari Club. (b,l,d)
                                                  platforms. Overnight: The Ark. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                               Day 9 Tuesday Extension or Heathrow
 The Ark
                                                  Day 4 Thursday Samburu                                       Light aircraft flight to Nairobi (approximately
                                                  Depart for the Samburu National Reserve, stopping en         1 hour), then proceed with your chosen extension or
                                                  route to collect your remaining luggage at the Aberdare      return to Heathrow. (b)
                                                  Country Club (225 km). After lunch enjoy an afternoon
                                                  game drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)          Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 9 –
                                                                                                               £240 (includes lunch in the Mara).
                                                  Day 5 Friday Samburu                                         See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.
                                                  Early morning and late afternoon game drives.
                                                                                                               Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                                  Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                               Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.
                                                  Day 6 Saturday Mount Kenya
                                                  Drive to the slopes of Mount Kenya (170 km) arriving in      Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways.
                                                  time for lunch. The remainder of the day is free to relax.   Alternative flights:
                                                  At Mount Kenya Safari Club the dress code is smart           British Airways – outbound daytime on Tuesday
                                                  casual and no children are permitted in the dining area      Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Monday; inbound
                                                  after 7pm. Overnight: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari            daytime on Wednesday with an additional night in Nairobi
                                                  Club. (b,l,d)                                                before returning to Heathrow.

 Fairmont Mara Safari Club




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 Kiwayu                                                                                                                                                               Top: The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses
                                                                                                                                                                      Bottom: The Z Hotel



                                                   Extensions
 MOMBASA                                                                  ZANZIBAR
 Kenya Royal Safari & Mombasa                                             Kenya Royal Safari & Zanzibar
                                                                                                                                                                      HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                      • Stay in beautiful Fairmont properties
                                                                                                                                                                      • Light aircraft flight to and from the Masai
 Day 9 Tuesday – Light aircraft flight to Wilson airport,                 Day 9 Tuesday – Light aircraft flight to Wilson airport,                                      Mara
 Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Transfer to Jomo                         Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Overnight: Fairmont
 Kenyatta airport for flight to Mombasa, transfer to                      Norfolk Hotel.
 your chosen hotel for six nights.
                                                                          Day 10 Wednesday – Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport
                                                                                                                                                                      WHAT’S INCLUDED
                                                                                                                                                                      • Driver/guide throughout
 Day 15 Monday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via                              for the flight to Zanzibar, transfer to your chosen hotel                                   • Includes 7 breakfasts (b), 6 lunches (l),
 Nairobi (plane change).                                                  for six nights.                                                                               & 6 dinners (d)
                                                                                                                                                                      • Guaranteed window seat (except days 7 & 8)
                                                                          Day 16 Tuesday – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi
                                                                          (plane change).
 LAMU
 Kenya Royal Safari & Lamu                                                                                                                                            EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES
                                                                               MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                                                 per person supplement
 Day 9 Tuesday – Light aircraft flight from Masai Mara                                                                                                                Passengers      2      3        4            5      6        7
 to Wilson airport, Nairobi and connect with onward                                                                                                                   Premier        175    80       30           n/a    n/a      n/a
                                                                                                                           £265                                       Standard       n/a    n/a      n/a          25     20       20
 flight to Lamu. Spend the next five nights at your
                                                                                                                                                                      4x4            460    270     175           115    80       50
 chosen accommodation.                                                                                                    per person                                  Only applicable on days 3 – 6.
                                                                                                                       when pre-booked
 Day 14 Sunday – Light aircraft flight from Lamu to
 Wilson airport, Nairobi. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta                                                                        in the UK
 airport for your overnight flight to Heathrow.
                                                                                                                                 Call

                                                                                                                       020 8423 3000

                                                                                                                        for conditions
 Extensions to Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are
 possible – please call for details.


  KENYA ROYAL – 7 nights                          2009                                                                  2010
                                                 01 Oct-   15 Dec-   16 Dec-   18 Dec-   24 Dec-   25 Dec-   31 Dec-   01 Jan-    30 Mar-    01 Apr-   02 Apr-   27 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   20 Aug-    27 Oct-    30 Oct-
                                                 14 Dec              17 Dec    23 Dec              30 Dec              29 Mar     31 Mar               26 Jun     16 Jul   18 Jul    18 Aug               26 Oct    29 Oct     30 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                   2271     2702      2775      2924      2879      2479      2357       2310       2104      2033      2182      2291      2291      2864      2411      2411       2245       2195
  British Airways                                 2322     2332      2620      2842      2731      2540      2503       2359       2182      2133      2174      2345      2506      2626      2626      2464       2359       2256
  Virgin Atlantic                                 2289     2302      2655      2805      2759      2497      2375       2316       2098      2238      2243      2353      2514      2634      2634      2473       2289       2251
  Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights                   05 Oct-   02 Nov-   30 Nov-   14 Dec    21 Dec    28 Dec-   29 Mar    05 Apr-     19 Apr    26 Apr-   31 May-   28 Jun    05 Jul-   19 Jul-   23 Aug-   25 Oct     01 Nov-    29 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                  26 Oct    23 Nov    07 Dec                        22 Mar              12 Apr                24 May     21 Jun             12 Jul    16 Aug     18 Oct              22 Nov
  + Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa          2518     2337      2440      3099      3544      2695      2392       2263       2263      2263      2334      2484      2622      3195      2724      2637       2385       2491
  + The Sands at Nomad                            2561     2380      2483      2898      3428      2793      2485       2356        n/a       n/a       n/a      2625      2691      3265      2771       n/a        n/a        n/a
  + The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses                2920     2738      2841      3000      3536      3039      2807       2678       2631      2535      2607      2756      3002      3575      3121      3038       2786       2892
  Safari + Lamu – 12 nights                      05 Oct-   26 Oct-   14 Dec    21 Dec    28 Dec    04 Jan-   22 Feb-   29 Mar      05 Apr-   19 Apr-   28 Jun    05 Jul-   19 Jul-   23 Aug-   20 Sep    27 Sep-    25 Oct     01 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                  19 Oct    07 Dec                                  15 Feb    22 Mar                12 Apr    21 Jun              12 Jul    16 Aug    13 Sep              18 Oct                29 Nov
  + Kiwayu                                        4081     4048      4410      4940      4216      3950      3512       3335        n/a       n/a       n/a       n/a      4247      3794      3837      3991       3967       3821
  + Manda Bay                                     3976     3942      4207      4764      4449      4384      4384       4206       4077       n/a      4497      4564      5137      4683      4544      4424       4400       4255
  + Kipungani Explorer                            3328     3182      3457      4051      3371      3305      3305        n/a        n/a       n/a      3332      3399      3972      3518      3458      3458       3322       3176
  Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 14 nights   05 Oct-   14 Dec    21 Dec    28 Dec    04 Jan-   29 Mar-   12 Apr-   24 May-     21 Jun    28 Jun    05 Jul-   19 Jul    26 Jul-   23 Aug-   18 Oct    25 Oct     01 Nov-    29 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                  07 Dec                                  22 Mar    05 Apr    17 May     14 Jun                         12 Jul              16 Aug     11 Oct                        22 Nov
  + The Z Hotel                                   2782     3063      3570      3091      2892      2654       n/a       2644       2688      2864      2931      3504      3504      3050      2938      2896       2644       2763
  + Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski                     3254     4078      4332      3612      3346      2806      2677       2749       2749      2916      3332      3988      4153      3452       n/a       n/a        n/a        n/a
  + Diamonds La Gemma Dell’est                    3252     4045      4581      3689      3495      2914      2785       2857       3047      3252      3401      4055      4055      3439      3379      3337       3085       3204
  Single supplements on request. Child Price:    on request.




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                                      Masai Safari                                          From £1558

                               1 night Nairobi (Nairobi Serena Hotel) – 2 nights Samburu (Samburu Serena Safari Lodge) – 1 night Aberdares (Serena Mountain Lodge) –
                                                      1 night Lake Nakuru (Lake Nakuru Lodge) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Mara Serena Safari Lodge)

                               Travelling through some of the richest game areas in the world, the Masai Safari presents excellent opportunities for
                               viewing the ‘big five’. It includes the Masai Mara, home to the greatest wildlife show on earth.

                               The Samburu Reserve, home to the colourful Samburu people, is a dramatic and rugged landscape. A host of plains game
          Samburu •            along with the ‘big five’ are accompanied by a variety of exotic birds including eagles, falcons and bateleurs.
         Aberdares• Mt Kenya
     Nakuru •
                               As you approach Lake Nakuru, you may be fortunate enough to witness a pink cloud on the horizon which gradually reveals
                   • Nairobi
        • Masai Mara           its source, thousands of pink flamingoes, a magnificent sight of immense beauty. Around the lake a game reserve has been
                               created where the endangered black rhino is protected and may be seen along with antelopes, giraffes, lions and hyenas.

                               With the exception of Lake Nakuru, accommodation is at the beautifully designed Serena Lodges.

                               This safari operates every Sunday, plus from 3 July 2010 – 30 October 2010 it also operates on Fridays.


                                              Day 1 Friday or Sunday Heathrow–Nairobi                       Day 7 Thursday or Saturday Masai Mara
                                              Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                       After an early breakfast, descend to the floor of the Great
                                                                                                            Rift Valley and into the Masai Mara (370 km). Lunch will
                                              Day 2 Saturday or Monday Nairobi                              be taken en route to your lodge. A late afternoon game
                                              On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure or     drive in one of the world's richest wildlife reserves will
                                              choose from a selection of optional excursions (book          prove to be an exhilarating experience. Overnight: Mara
                                              and pay locally). Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel.            Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)

                                              Day 3 Sunday or Tuesday Samburu                               Day 8 Friday or Sunday Masai Mara
                                              Travel to the Samburu National Reserve (360 km) and           An opportunity to enjoy an early morning balloon flight
                                              check in to your lodge for lunch. A late afternoon            over the Mara and a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional
                                              game drive with possible sightings of species which           extra), or an early morning game drive followed by
                                              are seldom seen elsewhere, including Grevy’s                  breakfast at the lodge. Time to relax by the pool and
                                              zebras,     reticulated giraffes  and    blue-legged          marvel at the endless panorama which stretches out
                                              Somali ostriches. Overnight: Samburu Serena Safari            before you. A second game drive will take place this
                                              Lodge. (b,l,d)                                                afternoon. Overnight: Mara Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)

 Samburu Serena Safari Lodge                  Day 4 Monday or Wednesday Samburu                             Day 9 Saturday or Monday Extension or Heathrow
                                              Morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight:            Return to Nairobi (360 km), then proceed with your
                                              Samburu Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)                          chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)

                                              Day 5 Tuesday or Thursday Aberdares                           Option to fly on day 9 from the Mara to Nairobi – £145
                                              Drive to the slopes of Mount Kenya and check in               or Mara to Mombasa – £240 (includes lunch in the
                                              to Mountain Lodge (240 km) where lunch has                    Mara).
                                              been arranged. Spend the afternoon viewing game               See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.
                                              from the lodge. Overnight: Serena Mountain Lodge.
                                                                                                            Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                              (b,l,d)
                                                                                                            Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.
                                              Day 6 Wednesday or Friday Lake Nakuru
                                                                                                            Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways.
                                              After breakfast continue to Lake Nakuru (240 km).
                                                                                                            Alternative flights:
                                              Lunch at the lodge, which enjoys spectacular views of
                                                                                                            British Airways – outbound daytime on Saturday or
                                              the lake and often a flamboyance of flamingoes.
                                                                                                            Monday
                                              An afternoon game drive with possible sightings of
                                                                                                            Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Friday or Sunday;
                                              the endangered black rhino. Overnight: Lake Nakuru
                                                                                                            inbound daytime on Sunday or Tuesday with an additional
                                              Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                            night in Nairobi before returning to Heathrow.
 Mara Serena Safari Lodge




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 Garden Room, Serena Beach Hotel & Spa                                                                                                                                  Top: Fairmont Zanzibar
                                                                                                                                                                        Bottom: Coco de Mer



                                                     Extensions
 MOMBASA                                                                    ZANZIBAR
 Masai Safari & Mombasa                                                     Masai Safari & Zanzibar
                                                                                                                                                                        HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                        •    ‘Bubbly’ breakfasts at luxury Serena lodges
                                                                                                                                                                        •    Hippo pool breakfast in the Masai Mara
 Day 9 Saturday or Monday – Return to Nairobi                               Day 9 Saturday or Monday – Return to Nairobi
                                                                                                                                                                        •    Game-watch in the famous Masai Mara
 (360 km). Transfer to the airport for flight to Mombasa,                   (360 km). Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel.
                                                                                                                                                                        •    Fabulous bird spectacle at Lake Nakuru
 transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.
                                                                            Day 10 Sunday or Tuesday – Transfer to the airport for
 Day 15 Friday or Sunday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow                          the flight to Zanzibar, transfer to your chosen hotel for                                   WHAT’S INCLUDED
 via Nairobi (plane change).                                                six nights.                                                                                 • Driver/guide throughout
                                                                                                                                                                        • Includes 7 breakfasts (b),
                                                                            Day 16 Saturday or Monday – Fly Zanzibar to                                                   6 lunches (l) & 6 dinners (d)
 SEYCHELLES                                                                 Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).                                                        • Guaranteed window seat
 Masai Safari & Seychelles
                                                                                                                                                                        EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES
 The Seychelles extension only operates when the safari                          MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                                                 per person supplement
                                                                                                                                                                        Passengers    2     3                4       5      6        7
 departs Heathrow on a Sunday.                                                                                                                                          Premier      305   135              55      n/a    n/a      n/a
                                                                                                                                                                        Standard     n/a   n/a              n/a     40     30       30
 Day 9 Monday – Return to Nairobi and transfer to the                                                                        £265                                       4x4          815   475              310     205    140      90

 Nairobi Serena Hotel for one night.
                                                                                                                            per person

 Day 10 Tuesday – Transfer to the airport for Kenya                                                                      when pre-booked                                           MUCH MORE
 Airways flight to Seychelles. Met on arrival and                                                                                                                      ALL SOMAK GUESTS: Receive a free hippo pool
                                                                                                                             in the UK
 transferred to your chosen hotel for next five nights.                                                                                                                breakfast in the Masai Mara.
                                                                                                                                   Call                                HONEYMOONERS: Receive a bottle of wine and
 Day 15 Sunday – Fly Seychelles to Heathrow via Nairobi                                                                                                                fruit platter in room on arrival at the Samburu
                                                                                                                         020 8423 3000                                 Serena Safari Lodge and the Mara Serena Safari
 (plane change).                                                                                                                                                       Lodge.
                                                                                                                          for conditions

 Extensions to Lamu, Mauritius and Rwanda are
 possible – please call for details.


  MASAI SAFARI – 7 nights                           2009                                                        2010
                                                   01 Oct-   15 Dec    16 Dec-   18 Dec-   25 Dec-   31 Dec    01 Jan-   26 Jan-    27 Mar-    01 Apr    02 Apr-   24 Jun-    17 Jul-   19 Jul-   19 Aug    20 Aug-    26 Oct-   01 Nov-
                                                   14 Dec              17 Dec    24 Dec    30 Dec              25 Jan    26 Mar     31 Mar               23 Jun     16 Jul    18 Jul    18 Aug               25 Oct    31 Oct    30 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                     1759     2099      2207      2325      1879      1759      1705       1779       1649      1620      1602      1719       1719      2293      1839       1839      1690      1558
  British Airways                                   1820     1742      2056      2242      1940      1854      1724       1828       1698      1674      1674      1773       1934      2054      2054       1893      1787      1612
  Virgin Atlantic                                   1773     1696      2078      2196      1894      1772      1706       1780       1650      1833      1654      1771       1932      2051      2051       1890      1741      1610
  Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights                     02 Oct-   30 Oct-   11 Dec    13 Dec    18 Dec-   25 Dec    27 Dec    03 Jan-     28 Feb-   28 Mar    04 Apr-   18 Apr-   30 May-    20 Jun    27 Jun-    23 Jul-   20 Aug-   29 Oct-
  Kenya Airways                                    25 Oct    06 Dec                        20 Dec                        21 Feb      21 Mar              11 Apr    23 May     13 Jun               18 Jul    15 Aug     24 Oct   28 Nov
  + Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas 2638              2476      2860      3070      3799      3106      2865       2735       2626      2595      2497       -1        2558      2558      2675       3292      2838      2599
  + Serena Beach Hotel & Spa               2147              1952      2176      2309      3121      2468      2382       2346       2238      1994      1880      1850       1940      2055      2287       2860      2406      2174
  + Indian Ocean Beach Resort              1992              1802      1919      1995      2724      2146      2060       2024       1915      1858      1758      1728       1819      1819      1964       2537      2084      1859
  Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 14 nights     02 Oct-   23 Oct-   30 Oct-   11 Dec-   18 Dec-   25 Dec    27 Dec    03 Jan-     31 Jan-   28 Feb-   28 Mar-   20 Jun     27 Jun    02 Jul-   23 Jul-    20 Aug-   29 Oct-   07 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                    18 Oct    25 Oct    06 Dec    13 Dec    20 Dec                        24 Jan      21 Feb    21 Mar     13 Jun                        18 Jul    15 Aug      24 Oct   31 Oct    28 Nov
  + Ocean Paradise                                  2507     2507      2346      2571      3317      2758      2617       2382       2490      2382      2127      2251       2400      2442      3069       2583      2354      2204
  + Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel                          2590     2491      2393      2532      3321      2971      2917       2551       2660      2551      2483      2483       2569      2600      3173       2719      2524      2439
  + Fairmont Zanzibar                               2433     2433      2323      2405      3104      2636      2583       2390       2499      2390      2304      2275       2361      2487      3060       2607      2315      2271
  Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Seychelles – 13 nights   01 Nov-   06 Dec    13 Dec    20 Dec    27 Dec    03 Jan-   31 Jan-   14 Feb-     28 Feb-   21 Mar-   04 Apr-   25 Apr-   30 May-    27 Jun-   25 Jul-    22 Aug-   12 Sep-   24 Oct
  Kenya Airways                                    29 Nov                                            24 Jan    07 Feb    21 Feb      14 Mar    28 Mar    18 Apr    23 May     20 Jun     18 Jul   15 Aug     05 Sep    17 Oct
  + Hilton Seychelles                               3067     3062      3784      4667      3385      3223      3331       3331       3223      3193      3094      3064       3155      3272      4137       3600      3540      3267
  + Le Meridien Barbarons                           2417     2650      3095      3890      2675      2530      2710       2621       2512      2572      2473      2353       2444      2651      3307       2681      2621       n/a
  + Coco De Mer                                     2500     2494       n/a       n/a       n/a      2596      2704       2704       2596      2566      2467      2437       2528      2645      3302       2764      2704      2640
  Single supplements on request. Child Price:      on request.




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                                       Samburu Safari                                            From £1514

                                                1 night Nairobi (Holiday Inn) – 2 nights Samburu (Samburu Game Lodge) – 1 night Aberdares (Treetops)
                                   1 night Lake Nakuru or Lake Naivasha – (Lake Nakuru Lodge or Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Keekorok Lodge)
                                  A superb introduction to the splendours of Kenya, visiting a variety of key national parks and game reserves along a classic
                                  safari circuit. Accommodation in memorable locations includes an overnight stay at Treetops.
                                  Treetops is one of the most famous game viewing lodges in the world. It overlooks a waterhole and salt lick high in the
                                  Aberdare National Park. The lodge rises straight out of the ground on stilts, and open balconies are the ideal vantage points
            Samburu •             for viewing and photographing game.
         Aberdares •   Mt Kenya
     Nakuru •                     This itinerary takes in either Lake Nakuru or Lake Naivasha where a variety of birds including numerous bright pink
       Naivasha     • Nairobi     flamingoes often entertain.
        • Masai Mara
                                  Keekorok Lodge was the first lodge built in the Masai Mara and is in a prime position to enjoy the wildebeest migration.
                                  A hippo pool in the grounds provides hours of entertainment. Crocodiles also inhabit the water, and buffalo might meander
                                  nearby. Hot-air balloons take off a few minutes drive from Keekorok, so this is a fantastic ‘optional extra’.




                                                 Day 1 Friday or Sunday Heathrow–Nairobi                     afternoon game drive. Overnight at Lake Nakuru or Lake
                                                 Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                     Naivasha. Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge or Lake
                                                                                                             Naivasha Simba Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                 Day 2 Saturday or Monday Nairobi
                                                 On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure or   Day 7 Thursday or Saturday Masai Mara
                                                 choose from a selection of optional excursions (book        Drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve (320 km).
                                                 and pay locally). Overnight: Holiday Inn.                   An afternoon game drive. Overnight: Keekorok
                                                                                                             Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                 Day 3 Sunday or Tuesday Samburu
                                                 Drive north across the equator to the Samburu National      Day 8 Friday or Sunday Masai Mara
                                                 Reserve (360 km) and check in to your lodge for lunch.      Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over the Mara,
                                                 Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Samburu Game               followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra),
                                                 Lodge. (b,l,d)                                              or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at
                                                                                                             the lodge. Relax by the pool overlooking the endless
                                                 Day 4 Monday or Wednesday Samburu                           panorama stretched out before you. Afternoon game
                                                 Morning and late afternoon game drives in this              drive. Overnight: Keekorok Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                 open savannah which is traversed by the Ewaso Nyiro
                                                                                                             Day 9 Saturday or Monday Extension or Heathrow
 Treetops                                        River. The river is populated by hippos and crocodiles,
                                                                                                             After breakfast, return to Nairobi (300 km), proceed
                                                 whilst the park is home to a host of animals including
                                                                                                             with your chosen beach extension or return to
                                                 several species which are rarely seen in numbers
                                                                                                             Heathrow. (b)
                                                 elsewhere including Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffes
                                                 and long-necked gerenuks. Overnight: Samburu Game           Option to fly on day 9 from the Mara to Nairobi – £145
                                                 Lodge. (b,l,d)                                              or Mara to Mombasa – £240 (includes lunch in the
                                                                                                             Mara).
                                                 Day 5 Tuesday or Thursday Aberdares                         See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.
                                                 Drive south into the Aberdare National Park (220 km)
                                                                                                             Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                                 and take lunch at the Outspan Hotel. Transfer to
                                                 Treetops (please limit your luggage to an overnight bag     Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.
                                                 – the remainder can be stored at Outspan. Bathroom
                                                                                                             Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways.
                                                 facilities are shared). Overnight: Treetops. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                             Alternative flights:
                                                                                                             British Airways – outbound daytime on Saturday or
                                                 Day 6 Wednesday or Friday Lake Nakuru or Lake
                                                                                                             Monday
                                                 Naivasha
                                                                                                             Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Friday or Sunday;
                                                 An early morning transfer to Outspan Hotel for
                                                                                                             inbound daytime on Sunday or Tuesday with an additional
                                                 breakfast and to collect your luggage. Descend into the
                                                                                                             night in Nairobi before returning to Heathrow.
                                                 Great Rift Valley and continue on to Lake Nakuru for an
 Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge




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 Rwanda                                                                                                                                                                             Top: Fumba Beach Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                    Bottom: Southern Palms



                                                        Extensions
 MOMBASA                                                                       RWANDA
 Samburu Safari & Mombasa                                                      Samburu Safari & Rwanda
                                                                                                                                                                                    HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Combination of a lake and parks
 Day 9 Saturday or Monday – Return to Nairobi                                  This option is taken before the Samburu Safari.                                                      • Overnight at Treetops
 (360 km). Transfer to the airport for flight to Mombasa,                                                                                                                           • Masai Mara
 transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.                                 Day 1 Tuesday or Thursday – Fly from Heathrow on
                                                                               Kenya Airways overnight flight to Kigali (via Nairobi,
 Day 15 Friday or Sunday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow                             plane change).
 via Nairobi (plane change).                                                                                                                                                        WHAT’S INCLUDED
                                                                               Day 2 Wednesday or Friday – Met and transferred                                                      • Driver/guide throughout
 ZANZIBAR                                                                      (approximately 2 hours) to Ruhengeri in the northwest                                                • Includes 7 breakfasts (b), 6 lunches (l),
 Samburu Safari & Zanzibar                                                     part of Rwanda, the main base town for gorilla                                                         & 6 dinners (d)
                                                                               tracking. Overnight: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge.                                                    • Guaranteed window seat
 Day 9 Saturday or Monday – Return to Nairobi
 (360 km). Overnight: Holiday Inn.                                             Day 3 Thursday or Saturday – Gorilla Trekking. Transfer
                                                                               to the Park Office for all the gorilla trekking formalities
 Day 10 Sunday or Tuesday – Transfer to the airport for                        before starting your trek, which will vary in length                                                 EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES
 the flight to Zanzibar, transfer to your chosen hotel for                     depending on which gorilla group you are assigned to.                                                per person supplement
 six nights.                                                                   After locating your assigned gorilla group you will                                                  Passengers    2     3                   4         5      6        7
                                                                                                                                                                                    Premier      285   125                 50        n/a    n/a      n/a
                                                                               spend one hour in their company before heading back                                                  Standard     n/a   n/a                 n/a       40     30       30
 Day 16 Saturday or Monday – Fly Zanzibar to                                   down the volcano slopes. Overnight: Gorilla Mountain                                                 4x4          755   440                 285       190    130      85
 Heathrow via Nairobi (plane change).                                          View Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                                                                                                    When travelling in an exclusive vehicle you can
                                                                               Day 4 Friday or Sunday – Opportunity to trek another                                                 upgrade to Larsens Camp (page 55) on days 3
    MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                                     gorilla family (optional extra). After lunch drive back to                                           and 4, please call for details and prices.
                                                 £265                          Kigali. Overnight: Kigali Serena Hotel. (b,l)

                                             per person                        Day 5 Saturday or Monday – Fly Kigali to Nairobi and
                                        when pre-booked                        start the Samburu Safari as per itinerary.
                                             in the UK
                                      Call 020 8423 3000                       Extensions to Lamu, Mauritius and Seychelles are
                                                                               possible – please call for details.
                                           for conditions


  SAMBURU SAFARI – 7 nights                           2009                                         2010
                                                     01 Oct-   15 Dec     16 Dec-     25 Dec-     01 Jan-    29 Mar-    01 Apr    02 Apr-   04 Apr   05 Apr-     25 Jun-     28 Jun-     17 Jul-    19 Jul-     19 Aug      20 Aug-    07 Sep-    01 Nov-
                                                     14 Dec               24 Dec      31 Dec      28 Mar     31 Mar               03 Apr             24 Jun      27 Jun       16 Jul     18 Jul     18 Aug                  06 Sep     31 Oct     30 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                      1700      2118       2236        1836        1713         1645       1620    1584      1514     1521        1602         1662        1662       2235        1782        1782      1722       1622
  British Airways                                    1761      1761       2154        1897        1766         1694       1674    1674      1602     1538        1620         1716        1877       1996        1996        1835      1776       1675
  Virgin Atlantic                                    1692      1692       2085        1828        1693         1625       1812    1615      1544     1551        1632         1692        1853       1973        1973        1812      1752       1652
  Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights                       02 Oct-   11 Dec     13 Dec      18 Dec      20 Dec       25 Dec   27 Dec    01 Jan-   21 Mar   26 Mar-     02 Apr      04 Apr-     25 Jun-     02 Jul-    23 Jul-     20 Aug-    10 Sep-    05 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                      06 Dec                                                                       19 Mar             28 Mar                  20 Jun      27 Jun      18 Jul     15 Aug       05 Sep    31 Oct     28 Nov
  + Southern Palms                                   1848      1878       1979        2718        2709         2240       2152    2008      1896     1827        1779         1729        1897       1957        2530        2062      1974       1874
  + Voyager Beach Resort                             1927      1880       1925        2632        2580         2097       2080    2016      1946     1927        1875         1829        1948       2007        2580        2108      2010       1909
  + Sun ‘n’ Sand Beach Resort                        1899      1871       1957        2725        2717         2283       2195    2016      1921     1870        1822         1752        1840       1921        2494        2041      2003       1902
  Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 14 nights       02 Oct-   11 Dec     13 Dec      18 Dec-     25 Dec       27 Dec   01 Jan-   08 Jan-   21 Mar   26 Mar-     02 Apr-     21 May-     04 Jun-    25 Jun-      16 Jul-    23 Jul-    20 Aug-    29 Oct-
  Kenya Airways                                      06 Dec                           20 Dec                            03 Jan    19 Mar             28 Mar      16 May      30 May      20 Jun      11 Jul      18 Jul     15 Aug      24 Oct    28 Nov
  + Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa                       2337      2463       2559        3234        2665         2565       2371    2403      2291     2192        2101         2063        2126       2304        2430        3003      2454       2318
  + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach                      2379      2486       2601        3297        2800         2692       2449    2482      2419     2238        2157         2057        2144       2387        2430        3003      2484       2391
  + Fumba Beach Lodge                                2272      2407       2428        3045        2618         2601       2449    2304      2143     2075        2027         2074        2074       2252        2252        2825      2372       2278
  Rwanda + Samburu Safari – 10 nights                01 Oct-    27 Oct-     15 Dec-     29 Dec-      05 Jan-      26 Jan-   02 Mar-    30 Mar    01 Apr-    22 Jun-        24 Jun      29 Jun-     20 Jul-     19 Aug-     07 Sep-    26 Oct-     02 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                      22 Oct     10 Dec      24 Dec      31 Dec       21 Jan       25 Feb    25 Mar               17 Jun     22 Jun                      15 Jul     17 Aug       02 Sep     21 Oct     28 Oct      25 Nov
  Rwanda Safari Trek + Samburu Safari                3032        2992        3612        3146         3080         3112      3050       2983       2913        2956        3001        3061        3718        3180        3121        3087       3020
  Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.




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                                      Karibu Kenya                                                   From £2296

                                                        1 night Aberdares (Serena Mountain Lodge) – 2 nights Samburu (Ashnil Samburu Camp)
                                                1 night Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Sweetwaters Tented Camp) – 3 nights Masai Mara (Kicheche Mara Camp)


                                  Four unique camps offering excellent opportunities to see wildlife, sometimes even without leaving camp. All but one night
                                  is spent under canvas, but these are no ordinary tents. Each is luxuriously decorated and has modern facilities.

          Samburu •
         Ol Pejeta •• Aberdares   Highlights are hard to pick, there are so many, but at Aberdares you are on the slopes of the magnificent Mount Kenya; at
                                  Samburu enjoy Ashnil’s prime location and hospitality; at Sweetwaters see chimpanzees and try camel-trekking in addition
                  • Nairobi
       • Masai Mara               to gazing at the waterhole, and at Kicheche, enjoy the location – a prime wildlife area of the northern Mara plains.

                                  The 9-day itinerary includes light aircraft transfers (days 6 and 9) to make short work of the distances between camps. An
                                  excellent choice for discerning safari-lovers.




                                                Day 1 Friday Heathrow–Nairobi                                   Day 7 Thursday Masai Mara
                                                Fly from Heathrow overnight flight to Nairobi.                  An early morning balloon flight over the Mara, followed
                                                                                                                by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra), or a morning
                                                Day 2 Saturday Aberdares                                        game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Afternoon
                                                Transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge, where you can              game drive. Overnight: Kicheche Mara Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                freshen up before departing for the slopes of Mount
                                                Kenya and to Mountain Lodge (180 kms). After lunch,             Day 8 Friday Masai Mara
                                                afternoon is spent viewing game from the lodge.                 An early morning balloon flight over the Mara, followed
                                                Overnight: Serena Mountain Lodge. (l,d)                         by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra), or a morning
                                                                                                                game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Afternoon
                                                Day 3 Sunday Samburu                                            game drive. Overnight: Kicheche Mara Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                After breakfast depart for the Samburu National Reserve
                                                (240 kms). 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 (approximately 1 hour), then
                                                                                                                proceed with your chosen extension or return to
                                                Day 4 Monday Samburu                                            Heathrow. (b)
                                                Early morning and late afternoon game drives enable you
 Sweetwaters Tented Camp                        to see wildlife unique to this arid yet beautiful part of       Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 9 – £240
                                                Kenya. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight at the            (includes lunch in the Mara).
                                                Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)                                    See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.

                                                                                                                Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                                Day 5 Tuesday Ol Pejeta
                                                After breakfast, depart for the Ol Pejeta Conservancy
                                                                                                                Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.
                                                (190 kms) and to the Sweetwaters Tented Camp. Lunch,
                                                followed by an afternoon game drive in the Conservancy
                                                and a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Overnight:             Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways.
                                                Sweetwaters Tented Camp. (b,l,d)                                Alternative flights:
                                                                                                                British Airways – outbound daytime on Friday with night
                                                Day 6 Wednesday Masai Mara                                      in Nairobi.
                                                After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip at Nanyuki for your   Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Friday; inbound
                                                light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara (approximately 1.5      daytime on Sunday with an additional night in Nairobi
                                                hours). An afternoon game drive by 4 wheel drive vehicle        before returning to Heathrow.
                                                (a window seat cannot be guaranteed, and this part of the
                                                safari cannot be in an exclusive vehicle). Overnight:
                                                Kicheche Mara Camp. (b,l,d)
 Kicheche Mara




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 Pinewood Village Beach Resort                                                                                                                                        Top: The Z Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                      Bottom: Kipungani Explorer



                                                   Extensions
 MOMBASA                                                                  LAMU
 Karibu Kenya & Mombasa                                                   Karibu Kenya & Lamu
                                                                                                                                                                      HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                      • Luxury tented accommodation
 Day 9 Saturday – Light aircraft flight to Wilson airport,                Day 9 Saturday – Light aircraft flight from Masai Mara                                      • Light aircraft flights
 Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Transfer to Jomo                         to Nairobi Wilson airport and connect with onward                                           • Big five plus chimpanzees and camel-trekking
 Kenyatta airport for flight to Mombasa, transfer to                      flight to Lamu. Spend the next five nights at your                                          • Superbly located camps and lodges
 your chosen hotel for six nights.                                        chosen accommodation.

 Day 15 Friday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi                      Day 14 Thursday – Light aircraft flight from Lamu to
                                                                                                                                                                      WHAT’S INCLUDED
 (plane change).                                                          Wilson airport, Nairobi. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta                                          • 7 nights accommodation
                                                                          airport for your overnight flight to Heathrow.                                              • Game viewing as specified
                                                                                                                                                                      • 7 breakfasts (b), 7 lunches (l)
 ZANZIBAR                                                                                                                                                               and 7 dinners (d)
 Karibu Kenya & Zanzibar                                                                                                                                              • Guaranteed window seat


 Day 9 Saturday – Light aircraft flight to Wilson airport,
                                                                               MARA BALLOONING OPTION
 Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Overnight: Nairobi                                                                                                                   EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES
 Serena Hotel.                                                                                                              £265                                      per person supplement
                                                                                                                                                                      Passengers      2      3        4            5     6        7
 Day 10 Sunday – Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for                                                                    per person                                  Premier        240    150      60           n/a   n/a      n/a
 the flight to Zanzibar, transfer to your chosen hotel for                                                             when pre-booked                                Standard       n/a    n/a      n/a          40    30       30
 six nights.                                                                                                                                                          4x4            650    390     250           175   120      80
                                                                                                                           in the UK                                  Only applicable on days 2 – 5.
 Day 16 Saturday – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi                                                                          Call
 (plane change).
                                                                                                                       020 8423 3000

                                                                                                                        for conditions
 Extensions to Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are
 possible – please call for details.


  KARIBU KENYA – 7 nights                         2009                                              2010
                                                 01 Oct-   15 Dec    16 Dec-   20 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   01 Mar-   25 Mar-    27 May-    30 May-   26 Jun-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   19 Aug    20 Aug-   26 Oct-    29 Oct-   01 Nov-
                                                 14 Dec              19 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    28 Feb    24 Mar    26 May     29 May      25 Jun    16 Jul   18 Jul    18 Aug               25 Oct   28 Oct     31 Oct    30 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                   2586     3017      3030      3121      2681      2543      2447        n/a       2296      2430      2549      2549      3122      2669      2669      2530       2454      2338
  British Airways                                 2736     2749      3036      3127      2830      2679      2583        n/a       2437      2571      2690      2851      2971      2971      2810      2671       2595      2479
  Virgin Atlantic                                 2601     2614      2902      2992      2695      2544      2448        n/a       2347      2481      2601      2762      2881      2881      2720      2582       2505      2389
  Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights                   02 Oct-   30 Oct-   04 Dec    11 Dec    18 Dec    25 Dec    01 Jan-   29 Jan-    05 Mar-    26 Mar-   28 May    04 Jun-   25 Jun    02 Jul-   23 Jul-   20 Aug-    29 Oct    05 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                  23 Oct    27 Nov                                            22 Jan    26 Feb     19 Mar     21 May              18 Jun              16 Jul    13 Aug     22 Oct              26 Nov
  + Pinewood Village Beach Resort                 2857     2705      2702      3101      3651      3261      2814       2888       2770       n/a      2541      2639      2754      2873      3468      3014       2777      2662
  + Indian Ocean Beach Resort                     2771     2611      2553      2824      3451      2947      2730       2788       2691       n/a      2477      2567      2646      2794      3367      2914       2670      2554
  + Tented Beach Retreat Gazi Bay                 2743     2611      2553      2671      3222      2914      2730       2788       2691       n/a      2505      2596      2675      2794      3367      2914       2699      2583
  Safari + Lamu – 12 nights                      02 Oct-   23 Oct    30 Oct-   11 Dec    18 Dec    25 Dec    01 Jan-    19 Feb     26 Feb-   26 Mar-   25 Jun    02 Jul-   16 Jul    23 Jul-   20 Aug-   24 Sep-    29 Oct    05 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                  16 Oct              04 Dec                                  12 Feb                19 Mar    18 Jun              09 Jul              13 Aug    17 Sep    22 Oct               26 Nov
  + Kiwayu                                        4399     4399      4268      4550      5156      4820      4183       3920       3708       n/a       n/a       n/a      3932      4505      4052      4249       4094      3978
  + Manda Bay                                     4293     4293      4162      4330      4953      4754      4617       4617       4580       n/a      4702      4822      4822      5395      4941      4682       4527      4411
  + Kipungani Explorer                            3646     3556      3402      3462      4331      3676      3538       3538       3501       n/a      3537      3656      3656      4230      3776      3716       3449      3333
  Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 14 nights   02 Oct-   23 Oct    30 Oct-   11 Dec    18 Dec    25 Dec    01 Jan-   05 Mar-     26 Mar-   28 May    04 Jun-   25 Jun    02 Jul-   23 Jul-   20 Aug-   29 Oct     05 Nov-   26 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                  16 Oct              04 Dec                                  26 Feb    19 Mar      21 May              18 Jun              16 Jul    13 Aug     22 Oct              19 Nov
  + Royal Zanzibar                                3352     3166      3034      3223      3902      3566      3391       3295        n/a      2818      2909      3063      3333      3906      3452      3237       3121      2889
  + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach                   3293     3293      3162      3394      4117      3689      3333       3236        n/a      2854      2989      3154      3339      3912      3393      3178       3062      3055
  + The Z Hotel                                   3090     3090      2959      3217      3777      3412      3120       2975        n/a      2837      2945      3059      3178      3751      3297      3030       2915      2907
  Single supplements on request. Child Price:    on request.




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                                                                Thorn Tree Safari                                                                 From £1267

                                                                       1 night Aberdares (Treetops) – 1 night Lake Naivasha (Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Mara Simba Lodge)
                                                           This is one of Somak’s most popular short safaris because it offers a wonderful combination of mountain scenery, lake birds
                                                           and plains dotted with game.
                                                           En route there are thorn trees: flat-topped, umbrella trees, where traditionally, travellers would post messages for each other!
                                                           This itinerary starts in Aberdares National Park, an area of exceptional natural beauty. Your stay here is at Treetops, one of
                                                           the most famous game viewing lodges in the world.
                                                           Onto Lake Naivasha where over 450 species of birds have been recorded in and around this freshwater lake, with the
                    • Aberdares                            highest concentrations between October and March.
 Naivasha •
                      • Nairobi
        • Masai Mara                                       Finally, the safari ends in the world-famous Masai Mara, home to the ‘big five’. Accommodation is at Mara Simba Lodge.
                                                           The lodge sits overlooking a bend on the bank of the Talek, a tributary of the Mara River, gently blending into the
                                                           surrounding wilderness.
                                                           Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar and Seychelles and Mauritius are available.
                                                           This safari operates every Monday, plus from 03 Jul 2010 - 30 October 2010 it also operates on Fridays.

 Day 1 Monday or Friday Heathrow–Nairobi                                           Day 4 Thursday or Monday Masai Mara                                               Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.
 Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                                           Drive to the Masai Mara (250 km). Afternoon game                                  Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                                                                   drive. Overnight: Mara Simba Lodge. (b,l,d)
 Day 2 Tuesday or Saturday Aberdares                                                                                                                                 Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways.
 Transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge, where you can freshen                        Day 5 Friday or Tuesday Masai Mara                                                Alternative flights:
 up before departing for lunch at the Outspan Hotel                                Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over the Mara,                              British Airways – outbound daytime on Monday or Friday
 (180 km). Transfer to Treetops. (Limit your luggage to an                         followed by a bubbly bush breakfast (optional extra –                             with night in Nairobi.
 overnight bag, the rest can be stored at Outspan. Bathroom                        £265), or an early morning game drive followed by                                 Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Monday or
 facilities are shared). Overnight: Treetops. (l,d)                                breakfast at the lodge. A second game drive will take place                       Friday; inbound daytime on Sunday or Thursday with an
                                                                                   in the late afternoon. Overnight: Mara Simba Lodge. (b,l,d)                       additional night in Nairobi before returning to Heathrow.
 Day 3 Wed or Sun Lake Nakuru–Lake Naivasha                                        Day 6 Sat or Wed Extension or Heathrow
 Drive to Lake Nakuru (180 km), collecting luggage en
 route. Enjoy a game drive in the Lake Nakuru National
                                                                                   Return to Nairobi (300 km), then proceed with your                                EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES
                                                                                   chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b)                                 per person supplement
 Park, sanctuary to one of the largest populations of                                                                                                                Passengers      2     3            4       5         6         7
 rhinos in Kenya, plus Rothschild’s giraffes, leopards and                         Option to fly on day 6 from the Mara to Nairobi – £145 or                         Premier        195   85            35     n/a       n/a       n/a
 lions. Drive to Lake Naivasha (80 km). Overnight: Lake                            Mara to Mombasa – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara).                              Standard       n/a   n/a          n/a     30        20        20
                                                                                                                                                                     4x4            515  300           195     130       90        60
 Naivasha Simba Lodge. (b,l,d)                                                     See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.

     THORN TREE SAFARI – 4 nights                      2009                                                                   2010
                                                      01 Oct-   14 Dec    15 Dec     16 Dec-   20 Dec-   25 Dec-   30 Dec-   01 Jan-   01 Mar-   31 Mar    01 Apr      02 Apr-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   19 Aug    20 Aug-   07 Sep-    01 Nov-
                                                      13 Dec                         19 Dec    24 Dec    29 Dec    31 Dec    28 Feb    30 Mar                           16 Jul   18 Jul    18 Aug              06 Sep    31 Oct     30 Nov
     Kenya Airways                                     1331     1448      1866        1893     1975      1557      1504      1391      1344      1287      1319         1337     1337      1910      1457      1457       1397       1302
     British Airways                                   1453     1570      1570        1876     1958      1684      1631      1506      1459      1402      1439         1457     1618      1738      1738      1576       1517       1421
     Virgin Atlantic                                   1322     1440      1440        1741     1823      1549      1496      1371      1324      1267      1511         1367     1529      1648      1648      1487       1427       1332
     Safari + Mombasa – 10 nights                     02 Oct-   02 Nov-   11 Dec     14 Dec    18 Dec    21 Dec    25 Dec    28 Dec    04 Jan-   01 Mar-   05 Apr-     14 Jun-   02 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   27 Aug-   10 Sep-    01 Nov-
     Kenya Airways                                    30 Oct    07 Dec                                                                 22 Feb    29 Mar    07 Jun      28 Jun    16 Jul    16 Aug    23 Aug     06 Sep   29 Oct     29 Nov
     + Indian Ocean Beach Resort                       1564     1475      1513        1806     2300      2379      1924      1823      1632      1589      1426         1513     1582      2155      1702      1702       1642       1518
     + Voyager Beach Resort                            1607     1546      1546        1747     2256      2357      1883      1840      1690      1640      1508         1642     1683      2256      1802      1745       1685       1589
     + Pinewood Village Beach Resort                   1650     1624      1848        2083     2500      2579      2191      2137      1733      1669      1533         1620     1661      2256      1802      1802       1742       1625
     Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 11 nights     02 Oct-   26 Oct-   11 Dec     14 Dec    18 Dec-   25 Dec    28 Dec    04 Jan-   29 Mar    05 Apr-   14 Jun-      28 Jun   02 Jul-   19 Jul-   20 Aug-   22 Oct-   08 Nov-     29 Nov
     Kenya Airways                                    23 Oct    07 Dec                         21 Dec                        22 Mar              07 Jun    21 Jun                16 Jul    16 Aug     18 Oct   01 Nov    22 Nov
     + Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort                     2117     1931      1875        2182     2808      2420      2420      2214      1839      1786      1826         1909     2100      2673      2219      2159       2064       1838
     + Fairmont Zanzibar                               1978     1978      2009        2241     2737      2346      2291      2086      1954      1860      1940         1948     2084      2657      2203      2112       1976       2000
     + Ocean Paradise                                  2052     2052      2094        2435     2949      2561      2413      2077      1849      1713      1855         1987     2027      2666      2212      2087       1948       1926
     Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Seychelles – 10 nights   06 Nov-   27 Nov-   11 Dec     18 Dec    25 Dec    01 Jan    08 Jan-   29 Jan-   02 Apr    09 Apr-   30 Apr-     18 Jun-   02 Jul-   23 Jul-   20 Aug    27 Aug-   10 Sep-     22 Oct
     Kenya Airways                                    20 Nov    04 Dec                                             22 Jan    26 Mar              23 Apr    11 Jun      25 Jun    16 Jul    13 Aug              03 Sep    15 Oct
     + Le Meridien Barbarons                           2092     2092      2575        3377     3135      2212      2195      2298      2214      2120      2030         2110     2247      2904      2331      2277       2218        n/a
     + Coral Strand                                    1942     1942      1980        2679     2369      2127      2045      2058      1997      1880      1880         1960     2046      2703      2158      2127       2068        n/a
     + Coco De Mer                                     2116     2175      2180         n/a      n/a       n/a      2278      2292      2208      2114      2114         2194     2241      2898      2361      2361       2301       2301
     Single supplements on request. Child Price:      on request.




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                                                                         Kili Safari                                                From £1305

                                                             2 nights Amboseli (Amboseli Sopa Lodge) – 1 night Lake Naivasha (Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Mara Sopa lodge)

                                                        A short itinerary packed with interest providing an exciting overview of Kenya and her wildlife. There are no age
                                                        restrictions for children at the lodges, which makes this an ideal choice for families. Exclusive buses for sole use of
                                                        families are available at a reasonable supplement.
                                                        Amboseli is home to an abundance of mammals and over 400 species of birds. Plains game, lions, cheetahs and vast
                                                        herds of elephants wander freely. The area is dominated by the stunning spectacle of Mount Kilimanjaro.
                                                        At Lake Naivasha there is plenty for all the family to do. Not only can you go horse riding or cycling, but the main
Naivasha •                                              attraction are the 450 species of birds which have been recorded in and around this freshwater lake.
              • Nairobi
   • Masai Mara                                         Finally into the world-famous Masai Mara, one of the world's most enthralling wildlife theatres. The reserve plays host
               • Amboseli
                                                        to countless species, including the 'big five' (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and the incredible spectacle of
                                                        the annual wildebeest migration.
                                                        Extensions to Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar, Seychelles, Mauritius and Rwanda are available.



  Day 1 Saturday Heathrow–Nairobi                                               at Naivasha Sopa Lodge (book and pay locally). Overnight:                         Option to fly on day 7 from the Mara to Nairobi – £145 or
  Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                                       Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)                                                 Mara to Mombasa – £240 (includes lunch in the Mara).
  Day 2 Sunday Amboseli                                                                                                                                           See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.
                                                                                Day 5 Wednesday Masai Mara                                                        Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
  Transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge, where you can                            Depart early for your journey to the Masai Mara Game
  freshen up and store any additional luggage. Depart for                                                                                                         Itinerary is based on flying with Kenya Airways.
                                                                                Reserve (270 km). Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Mara
  Amboseli (250 km). Afternoon game drive. Overnight:                                                                                                             Alternative flights:
                                                                                Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)
  Amboseli Sopa Lodge. (l,d)                                                                                                                                      British Airways – outbound daytime on Saturday with
                                                                                Day 6 Thursday Masai Mara                                                         night in Nairobi.
  Day 3 Monday Amboseli
                                                                                Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over the Mara,                              Virgin Atlantic – outbound overnight on Saturday;
  Enjoy an early morning balloon flight in Amboseli,
                                                                                followed by a bubbly bush breakfast (optional extra –                             inbound daytime on Saturday with an additional night in
  followed by a bubbly bush breakfast (optional extra –
                                                                                £265), or an early morning game drive followed by                                 Nairobi before returning to Heathrow.
  £225), or an early morning game drive followed by
  breakfast at the lodge. Later, take an afternoon game                         breakfast at the lodge. Later, take an afternoon game
  drive. Overnight: Amboseli Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)                                drive. Overnight: Mara Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)                                        EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES
                                                                                                                                                                  per person supplement
  Day 4 Tuesday Lake Naivasha                                                   Day 7 Friday Extension or Heathrow                                                Passengers      2     3             4      5         6         7
                                                                                                                                                                  Premier        235  105            40     n/a       n/a       n/a
  After breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha (350 km). The rest                     Return to Nairobi (300 km), then proceed with your
                                                                                                                                                                  Standard       n/a   n/a          n/a     30        20        20
  of the day is at leisure. Outdoor activities can be arranged                  chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (b)                                 4x4            630  370           240     160       110       70

    KILI SAFARI – 5 nights                          2009                                                         2010
                                                   01 Oct-   14 Dec    15 Dec     16 Dec-   25 Dec-   31 Dec    01 Jan-   01 Apr    02 Apr-   05 Apr-   11 Jun-     15 Jun-   01 Jul-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   19 Aug    20 Aug-    01 Nov-
                                                   13 Dec                         24 Dec    30 Dec              31 Mar              04 Apr    10 Jun    14 Jun      30 Jun    16 Jul    18 Jul    18 Aug               31 Oct    30 Nov
    Kenya Airways                                  1493      1555      1973        2092     1636      1568      1485      1440      1414      1305      1380         1445     1445      1445      2018      1564       1564       1398
    British Airways                                1469      1588      1588        1903     1686      1618      1524      1478      1452      1343      1419         1483     1564      1726      1845      1845       1684       1518
    Virgin Atlantic                                1479      1546      1546        1940     1628      1560      1465      1631      1444      1335      1410         1475     1475      1636      1755      1755       1594       1428
    Safari + Mombasa – 11 nights                   01 Oct-   14 Dec    15 Dec     16 Dec-   25 Dec-   31 Dec    01 Jan-   01 Apr    02 Apr-   05 Apr-   11 Jun-     15 Jun-   01 Jul-   17 Jul-   19 Jul-   19 Aug    20 Aug-    01 Nov-
    Kenya Airways                                  13 Dec                         24 Dec    30 Dec              31 Mar              04 Apr    10 Jun    14 Jun      30 Jun    16 Jul    18 Jul    18 Aug               31 Oct    30 Nov
    + Southern Palms                               1690      1632      1683        2506     2077      1780      1723      1603      1500      1542      1593         1702     1740      1740      2313      1852       1757       1650
    + Travellers Beach                             1675      1618      1618        2306     1804      1666      1608      1588      1478      1520      1571         1580     1647      1647      2220      1759       1699       1593
    + Turtle Bay                                   1883      1826      1983        2635     2148      1938      1881      1860      1705      1642      1693         1702     1758      1847      2420      1967       1907       1801
    Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Zanzibar – 12 nights   03 Oct-   07 Nov-   12 Dec     19 Dec    26 Dec    02 Jan-   27 Mar    03 Apr    10 Apr-   05 Jun-   19 Jun      26 Jun-   17 Jul    24 Jul-   21 Aug-   11 Sep-    30 Oct     06 Nov-
    Kenya Airways                                  31 Oct    05 Dec                                   20 Mar                        29 May    12 Jun                 10 Jul             14 Aug    04 Sep    23 Oct                27 Nov
    + Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa                   2100      2042      2270        3022     2508      2175      1989      1904      1821      1989      2040         2087     2171      2786      2253      2177       2098       2027
    + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach                  2220      2162      2283        3086     2646      2254      2046      1960      1878      1920      1993         2148     2213      2786      2278      2207       2172       2101
    + Ocean Paradise                               2213      2113      2367        3013     2514      2175      1976      1837      1808      1850      1933         2135     2135      2773      2298      2194       2159       2056
    Safari + Rwanda – 9 nights                     06 Oct-   27 Oct    03 Nov-    15 Dec    22 Dec    29 Dec    05 Jan-   26 Jan-   02 Mar-   06 Apr-   08 Jun      15 Jun-   29 Jun-   20 Jul-   24 Aug-   07 Sep-    26 Oct     02 Nov-
    Kenya Airways                                  20 Oct              08 Dec                                   19 Jan    23 Feb    30 Mar    01 Jun                22 Jun     13 Jul   17 Aug    31 Aug    19 Oct                30 Nov
    Rwanda Safari Trek + Kili Safari               2934      2907      2877        3455     3479      2988      2923      2950      2893      2770      2811         2871     2909      3566      3029      2969       2933       2863
    Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.




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 Flying Safaris                               Speed across Kenya and enjoy the thrill of travelling in a light aircraft.




 More and more visitors to East Africa are choosing a 'Flying Safari', which includes internal transfers by air, instead of by road. This option is usually more expensive,
 but there are many benefits from travelling in this way. Most obviously you can save time travelling between parks and increase time relaxing on holiday and enjoying
 game drives. In their own right the light aircraft flights are exhilarating and exciting. Often you are one of only a handful of people in the aircraft flying over the
 varied African landscapes. Game drives are conducted in the lodge’s/camp’s own 4x4 vehicles.
 You can visit just one park or combine parks. Our recommended options are below. If you fly you can easily see both Kenya and Tanzania in one holiday.
 On the following six pages we offer safaris by air, including a new itinerary on page 33. Please bear in mind that all of the itineraries shown can be adapted to suit
 your personal requirements. Simply contact us for your tailor-made quotation. We can easily arrange to charter a light aircraft to fly any route within Kenya. Ideal if
 you are travelling as a group making it convenient and at your own pace.
 Luggage allowance on light aircraft is 15 kg per person.
 Extensions to Mombasa, Lamu, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Seychelles and Mauritius are available.


 FLYING MARA                                                                                      FLYING SAMBURU
 From £1303                                                                                       From £1420
 Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                                                     Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi
 Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                                                          Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

 Day 2 Masai Mara                                                                                 Day 2 Samburu
 Fly by light aircraft to Masai Mara Game Reserve (approximately 1 hour) and transfer to your     Fly by light aircraft to Samburu National Reserve (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes) and
 lodge. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive in the reserve which is the northern extension of the   transfer to your camp. After lunch at the camp enjoy a late afternoon game drive.
 Serengeti ecosystem. Overnight: Keekorok Lodge. (l,d)                                            Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (l,d)

                                                                                                  Day 3 Samburu
 Day 3 Masai Mara
                                                                                                  Early morning and late afternoon game drives enable you to see wildlife unique to this arid,
 Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast
                                                                                                  yet beautiful part of Kenya. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)
 (optional extra) or a game drive followed by breakfast. Rest of the morning at leisure. After
 lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Keekorok Lodge (b,l,d)                       Day 4 Samburu
                                                                                                  Early morning and late afternoon game drives enable you to see wildlife unique to this arid,
 Day 4 Masai Mara
                                                                                                  yet beautiful part of Kenya. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)
 Early morning game drive followed by breakfast. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch
 enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight: Keekorok Lodge. (b,l,d)                            Day 5 Extension or Heathrow
                                                                                                  Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with your chosen extension
 Day 5 Extension or Heathrow
                                                                                                  or return to Heathrow. (b)
 Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with your chosen extension
 or return to Heathrow. (b)                                                                       We offer accommodation in Samburu at Larsens, Samburu Intrepids, Joy’s Camp and
                                                                                                  Elephant Bedroom, amongst others. For a full selection of accommodation available, please
 We offer accommodation in the Mara at Main/Little and Il Moran Governors, Mara                   visit our website – www.somak.co.uk
 Intrepids, Cottars Camp, Fairmont Mara Safari Camp, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, Mara
 Serena Lodge and Rekero Camp amongst others. For a full selection of accommodation               “We had a fantastic itinerary which really made the most of our short time there.”
 available, please visit our website – www.somak.co.uk                                            Karen Thornton, Peter Goord Travel, Plymouth.

                                                                                                  'Beautiful lodge, amazing safaris and setting. Definitely worth flying in to the airstrip.”
                                                                                                  Melanie Hammond, Travel Counsellor, Dorking.

 An additional non-refundable deposit may be required at the time of booking – please ask for details.




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 FLYING SAMBURU &                               FLYING MERU,                                    FLYING LAIKIPIA                                   FLYING MASAI MARA
 MASAI MARA                                     SAMBURU                                         & MASAI MARA                                      & SERENGETI
                                                & MASAI MARA

 From £2200                                     From £3329                                      From £2500                                        From £2980

                                                Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                    Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                      Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi
 Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                   Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.         Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.           Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.
 Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.
                                                Day 2 Nairobi                                   Day 2 Nairobi                                     Days 2–4 Masai Mara
 Day 2 Samburu                                  Overnight in Nairobi at Macushla House.         Overnight in Nairobi at Holiday Inn.              Light aircraft flight from Nairobi Wilson
 Fly by light aircraft to Samburu National                                                                                                        airport to the Masai Mara. Three nights at
 Reserve (approximately 1 hour 15               Days 3–5 Meru                                   Days 3–5 Laikipia                                 Main Governors’ Camp on full board with
 minutes) and transfer to your chosen           Light aircraft flight from Nairobi Wilson       Light aircraft flight from Nairobi Wilson         game drives.
 accommodation. After lunch at the              airport to Meru. Three nights at Elsa’s         airport to Nanyuki. Three nights at
 camp enjoy a late afternoon game               Kopje on full board with game drives.           Kicheche Laikipia Camp on full board with         Day 5 Arusha
 drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp.                                                         game drives.                                      Light aircraft flight back to Nairobi Wilson
 (l,d)                                          Days 6–8 Samburu                                                                                  airport where you will connect for onward
                                                Light aircraft flight from Meru to Samburu.     Days 6–8 Masai Mara                               light aircraft flight to Kilimanjaro Airport.
 Days 3–4 Samburu                               Three nights at Ashnil Samburu Camp on          Light aircraft flight Nanyuki to Masai            Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge on bed
 Two further nights at Ashnil Samburu           full board with game drives.                    Mara. Three nights Kicheche Mara Camp             and breakfast.
 Camp on full board with early morning                                                          on full board with game drives.
 and late afternoon game drives.                Days 9–11 Masai Mara                                                                              Days 6–8 Serengeti
                                                Light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara.        Day 9 Extension or Heathrow                       Light aircraft flight from Arusha to
 Days 5–7 Masai Mara                            Three nights at Kicheche Mara Camp on           Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately   Serengeti. Three nights at the Migration
 Light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara.       full board with game drives.                    1 hour). Proceed with your chosen                 Camp on full board with game drives.
 Three nights at Main Governors’ Camp                                                           extension or return to Heathrow. (b)
 on full board with game drives.                Day 12 Extension or Heathrow                                                                      Day 9 Extension or Heathrow
                                                Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi                Why not upgrade in the Mara to the                Fly by light aircraft to Arusha
 Day 8 Extension or Heathrow                    (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with            Kicheche Bush Camp from only £25 per              (approximately 2 hours). Proceed with
 Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi               your chosen extension or return to              person per night?                                 your chosen extension or return to
 (approximately 1 hour). Proceed with           Heathrow. (b)                                   Also available from Kicheche Bush Camp            Heathrow. (b)
 your chosen extension or return to                                                             is fly camping (based on minimum 2
 Heathrow. (b)                                                                                  passengers) – from £65 per person.
                                                                                                Or why not opt for sole use of vehicle on
                                                                                                game drives at £175 per vehicle per day?


 An additional non-refundable deposit may be required at the time of booking – please ask for details.




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 Giraffe Manor

                                           Out of Africa – Flying Safari                                                CONNOISSEUR
                                                                                                                        COLLECTION       From £2888

                                                                                  1 night Nairobi (Giraffe Manor) – 2 nights Samburu (Ashnil Samburu Camp)
                                                                                                   3 nights Masai Mara (&Beyond Bateleur Camp)

                                                     This safari offers an incredible journey into the more remote parts of Samburu and the Mara, and includes unique lodges
                                                     with great character inspired by travellers of old.
                                                     On arrival in Kenya you will stay in Giraffe Manor which is thirty minutes from the centre of Nairobi and surrounded by 140
                                                     acres of its own park and forest. Here you can feed and photograph giraffes at close range.
               Samburu •
                           Mt Kenya                  Samburu is home to some of the most unique wildlife in Kenya and a host of birds. Deep in this animal wilderness lie the
                    • Nairobi
                                                     24 deluxe tents of Ashnil Samburu Camp, spread out along the shady banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, under a thick stand
         • Masai Mara                                of doum palms and acacia trees that are a feature of the area. The lovely swimming pool is a welcome place to cool off
                                                     after, perhaps, a guided walk. To relax, there is a massage tent and refreshing sundowners are offered at night.
                                                     Onto the Masai Mara and stay at &Beyond Bateleur Camp. The camp offers full board, soft drinks, beer, house wine and
                                                     laundry plus refreshments on game drives.



                                                                     Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                     Day 7 Masai Mara
                                                                     Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                          Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the
                                                                                                                                      camp. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a
                                                                     Day 2 Nairobi
                                                                                                                                      late afternoon game drive. Overnight: &Beyond Bateleur
                                                                     On arrival transfer to the Somak Safari Lounge or directly
                                                                                                                                      Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                     to Giraffe Manor (check in from 11am onwards) for a day
                                                                     at leisure. Overnight: Giraffe Manor. (l,d)
                                                                                                                                      Day 8 Extension or Heathrow
                                                                     Day 3 Samburu                                                    Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour).
                                                                     Fly by light aircraft to Samburu National Reserve                Proceed with chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)
                                                                     (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes) and transfer to Ashnil
                                                                     Samburu Camp. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game            Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 11 – £240
                                                                     drive. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)                   (includes lunch in the Mara).
                                                                     Day 4 Samburu                                                    See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.
                                                                     Early morning and late afternoon game drives enable you
                                                                     to see wildlife unique to this arid, yet beautiful part of       Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                                                     Kenya. Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                                                      This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all
                                                                     Day 5 Masai Mara                                                 services are subject to availability. If any element is not available, we
 &Beyond Bateleur Camp                                                                                                                will suggest the best available alternative.
                                                                     Fly by light aircraft to Masai Mara Game Reserve
                                                                     (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes) and transfer to your
                                                                                                                                      At &Beyond Bateleur Camp children under 5 are not permitted on
                                                                     camp. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive. Overnight:
      MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                         &Beyond Bateleur Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                                                      game drives, (shorter game drives can be arranged locally).

                    £265                                             Day 6 Masai Mara                                                 A non-refundable deposit of £550 per person is required at the time
                                                                                                                                      of booking.
                                            per person               Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara
                                        when pre-booked              followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or
                                                                                                                                      Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lamu, Mauritius, Seychelles and
                                                                     a game drive followed by breakfast at the camp.
                                             in the UK                                                                                Rwanda are possible.
                                                                     Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late
                                       Call 020 8423 3000            afternoon game drive. Overnight: &Beyond Bateleur
                                          for conditions             Camp. (b,l,d)

     OUT OF AFRICA – 6 nights – Kenya Airways
      2009                               2010
     01 Oct-     27 Oct-     15 Dec-    25 Dec-   23 Feb    24 Feb   25 Feb-   14 Apr-   15 May-      10 Jul   11 Jul     12 Jul-   19 Jul-     19 Aug-       15 Oct       16 Oct      17 Oct-      26 Nov-
     26 Oct      14 Dec      24 Dec     22 Feb                       13 Apr    14 May     09 Jul                          18 Jul    18 Aug       14 Oct                                25 Nov       30 Nov
      3398        3039        3941       3731     3528      3325     3121        n/a      3062        3265     3468        3672     4245         3791         3528         3325         3121         2888
     SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Elsa’s Kopje

                                    Elsa’s Footsteps – Flying Safari                                                                  CONNOISSEUR
                                                                                                                                      COLLECTION            From £3533

                                                                   1 night Nairobi (Macushla House) – 3 nights Meru (Elsa’s Kopje) – 2 nights Samburu (Ashnil Samburu Camp)
                                                                                                           3 nights Masai Mara (Cottars 1920’s Camp)

                                                  This breathtaking 9-day flying safari combines the dry and savagely beautiful bush country of Meru National Park and
                                                  Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya with the open rolling grasslands of the Masai Mara plains.
                                                  The hand-picked accommodation included in this itinerary is full of character. Your stay at Elsa's Kopje is a real treat. Hidden
                                                  away amongst the rocky crags, the camp is built very near to the site of George Adamson's original campsite. There is a
        Samburu •
                      • Meru                      sense of space and style which encourages pure relaxation. The ultimate ‘pool with a view’ looks out across the plains,
                    Mt Kenya
                                                  perfect for chilling out after a game drive or guided walk in the bush.
               • Nairobi
    • Masai Mara                                  Your time at Samburu is spent in the delightful Ashnil Samburu Camp where service is a priority.
                                                  Your safari ends in the Masai Mara with a stay at the unique Cottars 1920's Camp. Situated in an exclusive and extensive
                                                  concession. The camp recalls an era of romance and adventure. Book early to secure one of only a handful of tents, each
                                                  made of authentic white canvas and luxuriously furnished. A stay here is truly a unique experience.




 Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                         Day 9 Masai Mara
 Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                              Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara
                                                                      followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or a
 Day 2 Nairobi                                                        game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Rest of the
 On arrival transfer to Macushla House for a day at leisure           morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon
 or choose from a selection of optional excursions (book              game drive. Overnight: Cottars 1920’s Camp. (b,l,d)
 and pay locally). Overnight: Macushla House.
                                                                      Day 10 Masai Mara
 Day 3 Meru
                                                                      Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight:
 Early morning light aircraft flight to Meru National Park
                                                                      Cottars 1920’s Camp. (b,l,d)
 (approximately 1 hour) and transfer to Elsa’s Kopje for a
 late afternoon game drive and overnight. (b,l,d)
                                                                      Day 11 Extension or Heathrow
 Days 4 – 5 Meru                                                      Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour).
 Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight:             Proceed with chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)
 Elsa’s Kopje. (b,l,d)
                                                                      Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 11 – £240
 Day 6 Samburu                                                        (includes lunch in the Mara).
 Depart after breakfast by light aircraft to Samburu National         See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.                                                                                  Cottars 1920’s Camp
 Reserve (approximately 40 minutes) and transfer to your
 lodge. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive.                Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kgs
 Overnight: Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                      This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all
                                                                                                                                                            MARA BALLOONING OPTION
 Day 7 Samburu                                                        services are subject to availability. If any element is not available, we
                                                                      will suggest the best available alternative.
                                                                                                                                                                          £265
 Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight:                                                                                                                                per person
 Ashnil Samburu Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                      A non-refundable deposit of £550 per person required at the time of                                            when pre-booked
 Day 8 Masai Mara                                                     booking.                                                                                                            in the UK
 Fly by light aircraft to the Masai Mara Game Reserve                                                                                                                               Call 020 8423 3000
 (approximately 11/2 hours) and transfer to Cottars 1920’s            Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lamu, Mauritius, Seychelles and
                                                                      Rwanda are possible.                                                                                             for conditions
 Camp. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

   ELSA’S FOOTSTEPS – 9 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                                               2010
   01 Oct-    14 Dec       15 Dec   16 Dec-   25 Dec-    27 Dec-      01 Jan-      06 Apr-      08 Apr-      25 May-      30 May-      24 Jun-    28 Jun-     19 Jul-   19 Aug-   22 Sep-   24 Sep-     01 Nov-
   13 Dec                           24 Dec    26 Dec     31 Dec       05 Apr       07 Apr       24 May       29 May        23 Jun      27 Jun      18 Jul     18 Aug    21 Sep    23 Sep    31 Oct      30 Nov
    4068      4187         4605     4830       4352      4232          3993         3732         3533         3826         4015         4169      4281        4854      4400      4280      4160         3894
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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  Governors’ Camp

                                                    Governors’ Flying Safari                                                                    From £2105

                                                                                     2 nights Lake Naivasha (Loldia House) – 3 nights Masai Mara (Main Governors’ Camp)

                                                        Governors’ Camps, set in some of the most beautiful parts of Kenya, offer an old-fashioned pace of life, with the best of
                                                        21st century comfort, in the heart of some of East Africa’s prime wildlife areas.

                                                        Light aircraft bring you to your camp effortlessly, and ingredients for gourmet meals are flown in daily. Accommodation is
                                                        in huge tents in the Masai Mara, in traditionally-designed luxury rooms constructed in banana thatch and natural clay at
                                                        Mfangano, and in the old settler farmhouse at Loldia.
                             Mt Kenya
 Lake Naivasha •
                                                        Service is personal, attentive and friendly. Governors’ Camps have consistently been recognised with many travel awards
                        • Nairobi
         • Masai Mara                                   and accolades. A Governors’ Safari will introduce you to the thrilling pleasures of some of the world’s most magnificent
                                                        wildlife spectacles, pampered in luxury, but in tune with the simple rhythms of life.
                                                        Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lamu, Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.




                                                                           Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                           Day 6 Masai Mara
                                                                           Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                                Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed
                                                                                                                                                  by a ‘bubbly’ breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive
                                                                           Day 2 Lake Naivasha
                                                                                                                                                  followed by breakfast at the camp. The rest of the morning
                                                                           Transferred to the Somak Safari Lounge. Freshen-up before
                                                                                                                                                  is at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive.
                                                                           departing by road through the Great Rift Valley to Loldia
                                                                                                                                                  Overnight: Main Governors’ Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                           House, on the shores of Lake Naivasha (2 hour drive). Enjoy
                                                                           lunch overlooking Mt Longonot. Afternoon at leisure,
                                                                                                                                                  Day 7 Extension or Heathrow
                                                                           optional evening walk with Loldia’s resident naturalist or a
                                                                                                                                                  Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour).
                                                                           boat ride on the lake. Overnight: Loldia House. (l,d)
                                                                                                                                                  Proceed with your chosen extension or return to
                                                                           Day 3 Lake Naivasha                                                    Heathrow. (b)
                                                                           Early breakfast before departing to Lake Nakuru National
                                                                           Park. Morning game drive in search of the local wildlife. A            Optional Extension to Mfangano Island, Lake Victoria
                                                                           picnic lunch is served. Overnight: Loldia House. (b,l,d)               Day 1 – An early morning flight by light aircraft from
                                                                           Day 4 Masai Mara                                                       Masai Mara to Mfangano Airstrip (approximately 30
                                                                           Breakfast on the lawns of Loldia House, with the option of             minutes). At Mfangano Island take a boat trip to
                                                                           an early morning boat ride on Lake Naivasha, or a guided               Mfangano Island Camp, in time for breakfast. The Camp
  Loldia House                                                             nature walk. After lunch fly by light aircraft to the Masai            has six double rooms, all offering spectacular views across
                                                                           Mara Game Reserve (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes).                   the lake. Spend the day exploring this great Lake – the
                                                                           Met on arrival at the airstrip and transferred to the Main             world’s second largest fresh water lake, fishing, bird-
      MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                               Governors’ Camp with a short game drive en route.                      watching, boat rides or walks to the local villages, or enjoy
                                                                           Overnight: Main Governors’ Camp. (b,l,d)                               the prolific birdlife in the camp’s indigenous garden.
                    £265                                                                                                                          Overnight: Mfangano Island Camp. (b,l,d).
                                                                           Day 5 Masai Mara
                                              per person
                                                                           Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara                     Day 2 – Full day at leisure. Overnight: Mfangano Island
                                          when pre-booked                  followed by a ‘bubbly’ breakfast (optional extra) or a game            Camp. (b,l,d)
                                               in the UK                   drive followed by breakfast at the camp. The rest of the
                                         Call 020 8423 3000                morning is at leisure. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game             Day 3 – Return to the Masai Mara by light aircraft.
                                            for conditions                 drive. Overnight: Main Governors’ Camp. (b,l,d)


     GOVERNORS’ FLYING SAFARI – 5 nights – Kenya Airways
      2009                                                                              2010
     01 Oct-       28 Oct-     01 Nov-    11 Dec-    14 Dec    15 Dec-     25 Dec-     01 Jan-    27 Mar-    31 May-      12 Jul-    14 Jul-    19 Jul-   19 Aug-    07 Sep-    28 Oct-    30 Oct-    01 Nov-
     27 Oct        31 Oct      10 Dec     13 Dec               24 Dec      31 Dec      26 Mar     30 May      11 Jul      13 Jul     18 Jul     18 Aug    06 Sep     27 Oct     29 Oct     31 Oct     30 Nov
      2242         2191         2105       2177      2317       2750       2357         2274       2175       2244        2302       2361       2934       2480       2420       2362       2303       2199
     SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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                                                Heritage Flying Safari                                                                             From £2069

                                                                                  1 night Nairobi (Nairobi Serena Hotel) – 2 nights Samburu (Samburu Intrepids Club)
                                                                           2 nights Lake Naivasha (Great Rift Valley Lodge) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Mara Intrepids Camp)

                                                    With some of the best game viewing locations in East Africa, Intrepids camps 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.
        Samburu •                                   Samburu Intrepids is renowned as a pioneer of luxury camping and is situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River. The
                  • Mt Kenya                        acclaimed Adventurers’ Club offers a uniquely educational safari experience for children.
 Naivasha •
               • Nairobi
    • Masai Mara                                    Perched on the Eburu escarpment, overlooking the waters of Lake Naivasha and the sweeping floor of the world’s largest
                                                    valley, the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort enjoys incredible views and also offers an Adventurers’ Club for children.

                                                    The Mara camp enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the Mara and also has an Adventurers’ Club for children.
                                                    Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lamu, Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.




 Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                          Naivasha, tennis, a driving range and an 18-hole golf
 Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                               course (book and pay locally). Overnight: Great Rift Valley
                                                                       Lodge. (b,l,d)
 Day 2 Nairobi
 On arrival transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure or             Day 7 Masai Mara
 choose from a selection of optional excursions (book and              Boat trip on Lake Naivasha. After lunch transfer to the
 pay locally). Overnight: Nairobi Serena Hotel.                        airstrip for a light aircraft flight to the Masai Mara
                                                                       (approximately 45 minutes). An afternoon game drive.
 Day 3 Samburu                                                         Mara Intrepids camp sits above a sweeping bend in the
 Fly to the Samburu National Reserve (approximately                    Talek River. Overnight: Mara Intrepids Camp. (b,l,d)
 1 hour 15 minutes) and transfer to your lodge for lunch.
 Samburu Intrepids Club looks out over the riverbank where             Day 8 Masai Mara
 herds of elephants, buffaloes and zebras come to drink,               An early morning balloon flight, followed by a ‘bubbly’
 together with the rarer species of reticulated giraffe, beisa         bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game
 oryx and long-necked gerenuk antelope. A late afternoon               drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Late afternoon
 game drive. Overnight: Samburu Intrepids Club. (b,l,d)                game drive. Overnight: Mara Intrepids Camp. (b,l,d)

 Day 4 Samburu                                                         Day 9 Extension or Heathrow
 Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight:              Light aircraft flight to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour), then                                                         Great Rift Valley Lodge
 Samburu Intrepids Club. (b,l,d)                                       proceed with your chosen extension or return to
                                                                       Heathrow. (b)
 Day 5 Lake Naivasha                                                                                                                                         MARA BALLOONING OPTION
 Light aircraft flight to Wilson airport (approximately 1 hour)        Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 9 – £240
 to connect with the flight to Loldia airstrip (approximately 20       (includes lunch in the Mara).                                                                       £265
 minutes). Transfer to the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf            See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.                                                                               per person
 Resort at Lake Naivasha for overnight. (b,l,d)                        Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.                                                                      when pre-booked
                                                                       This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and all                                            in the UK
 Day 6 Lake Naivasha
 Half day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park. Leisure                   services are subject to availability. If any element is not available, we                                     Call 020 8423 3000
                                                                       will suggest the best available alternative.
 activities at the lodge include boating and fishing on Lake                                                                                                                            for conditions

   HERITAGE FLYING SAFARI – 7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                                                             2010
   01 Oct-    15 Dec-     18 Dec-    22 Dec-    25 Dec-     27 Dec-    31 Dec       01 Jan-      30 Mar-      03 Apr-       24 Jun      25 Jun-     28 Jun     29 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-    26 Oct-     30 Oct-
   14 Dec     17 Dec      21 Dec     24 Dec     26 Dec      30 Dec                  29 Mar       02 Apr       23 Jun                    27 Jun                  18 Jul   18 Aug     25 Oct    29 Oct      30 Nov
    2343       2801        3018       3277       2859       2711       2496          2413         2282         2069         2075         2270       2373       2502      3075      2621        2482        2387
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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 Amboseli Porini Camp

                                                 Porini Camps Safari                                                                 From £2120

                                                                  2 nights Amboseli (Amboseli Porini Camp) – 4 nights Masai Mara (2 Mara Porini Camp and 2 nights Porini Lion Camp)

                                                   This tour provides a wonderful opportunity to stay in Porini Camps’ exclusive accommodation. We combine unforgettable
                                                   safari experiences, where you can walk with Masai warriors and guides whilst you explore the wilderness areas.
                                                   Amboseli Porini Camp is set in the Selenkay Conservancy, and is owned and run by the Masai community, which is
                                                   dedicated to the conservation of wildlife.
                                                   Mara Porini Camp is in the wildlife conservancy of Ol Kinyei, one of the most beautiful areas in the region. The conservancy
                         Mt Kenya
                                                   hosts a variety of animal species including a pride of lions.
                    • Nairobi
         • Masai Mara                              Onto Porini Lion Camp, which is located in the Olare Olok Conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve and
                    • Amboseli                     is home to an abundance of animals, including big cats.
                                                   Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lamu, Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.




                                                                      Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                           Day 5 Masai Mara
                                                                      Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.                                Optional early morning balloon flight over the Mara. A full
                                                                                                                                             day game viewing in the Masai Mara including a picnic
                                                                      Day 2 Amboseli                                                         lunch. A sundowner and night game drive. Overnight:
                                                                      Drive to Selenkay Conservancy and to Amboseli Porini                   Mara Porini Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                      Camp (160 km), arriving before lunch. Following
                                                                      afternoon tea, Masai warriors will escort you on a walk to             Day 6 Masai Mara
                                                                      a village to get an insight into their fascinating culture and         Morning walk in the conservancy. After breakfast drive
                                                                      way of life. Then take a game drive in the conservancy                 across the Mara to Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Orok
                                                                      followed by a sundowner at a scenic spot overlooking                   Conservancy adjacent to the Mara Reserve, arriving
                                                                      Kilimanjaro. Night game drive and return to camp. (l,d)                before lunch. Afternoon game drive followed by a
                                                                                                                                             sundowner. (b,l,d)
                                                                      Day 3 Amboseli
                                                                      After breakfast, drive through the bush on a private track
                                                                                                                                             Day 7 Masai Mara
                                                                      into Amboseli National Park, for a full morning of game
                                                                                                                                             Morning and afternoon game drives in the Olare Orok
                                                                      viewing. After a picnic lunch, return to Porini Camp later
                                                                                                                                             Conservancy. Overnight: Porini Lion Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                      in the afternoon. In the evening enjoy a game drive in
                                                                      Selenkay Conservancy, stopping for a sundowner at a
                                                                                                                                             Day 8 Heathrow or Extension
                                                                      scenic viewpoint, followed by a night game drive to look
                                                                                                                                             Fly by light aircraft to Nairobi (approx 1 hour). Proceed
                                                                      for nocturnal animals such as aardvarks, serval cats,
                                                                                                                                             with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)
                                                                      caracals, bat-eared foxes, African wild cats, and other
      MARA BALLOONING OPTION                                          species. Overnight: Amboseli Porini Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                                                             Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 9 – £240
                    £265                                              Day 4 Masai Mara                                                       (includes lunch in the Mara).
                                         per person                   After an early breakfast, drive through Amboseli Park to               See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.
                                     when pre-booked                  the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Masai Mara via
                                                                      Wilson Airport, Nairobi (change of plane). Met on arrival              Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                          in the UK
                                                                      and transferred to the Camp for lunch. Afternoon game
                                    Call 020 8423 3000                drive, followed by a sundowner and night game drive on                 Children aged 8 and below are not permitted on this safari.
                                       for conditions                 the way back to Mara Porini Camp. (b,l,d)

     PORINI CAMPS SAFARI – 6 nights – Kenya Airways
      2009                                                                         2010
     01 Oct-   31 Oct-     14 Dec    15 Dec-   19 Dec-    25 Dec-      31 Dec     01 Jan     02 Jan-    31 Mar-     15 Apr-    31 May-     30 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-    07 Sep-    31 Oct    01 Nov-
     30 Oct    13 Dec                18 Dec    24 Dec     30 Dec                             30 Mar     14 Apr      30 May      29 Jun      18 Jul   18 Aug    06 Sep     30 Oct               30 Nov
      2485      2336       2426       2862     3209        2791        2755       2654        2292       2150         n/a       2120       2521       3095      2641       2581       2180      2120
     SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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                                                           Tembo Safari                                                     From £3402

                                                      2 nights Mount Kenya (Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club) – 3 nights Laikipia (Loisaba Lodge – optional 1 night at Loisaba Star Beds)
                                                                                              3 nights Masai Mara (Elephant Pepper Camp)
                                                   Remote, camps, very close to wildlife make this safari magical.
                                                   The itinerary begins in Laikipia, an area of beautiful wilderness where protected game roams freely and safely. You are invited
                           • Laikipia
                                                   to stay in one of only seven rooms at Loisaba Lodge, perched high on the edge of the plateau looking south towards Mount
                                                   Kenya. One night can be spent in a Star Bed. Your bed is pulled out, under the stars where you spend the night. You might
                                                   wake up to find elephants swimming in the pool below, with warthogs and gazelles waiting at the side of the pool!
                          • Mt Kenya
                                                   Your stay here is inclusive of soft drinks, beer, house wine, non-luxury spirits, day and night game drives, guided bush walks,
                   • Nairobi                       mountain biking, horse riding, camel riding, tennis, croquet and laundry service. Quad biking available (extra charges apply).
        • Masai Mara
                                                   Onto Elephant Pepper Camp, named after a tree! There are just 8 tents in this camp which is packed up annually, without
                                                   leaving a trace of its existence on the environment. Evenings are spent by the campfire and dinner is taken under the stars.
                                                   Your stay here includes soft drinks, beer, house wine, non-luxury spirit, guided bush walks, sundowners and laundry service.
                                                   Elephant Pepper Camp is closed in November 2009 and April-mid June 2010, during which time we recommend Fairmont
                                                   Mara Safari Club or any of the Governors’ properties – please call for details.

 Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                        Day 7 Masai Mara
 Fly from Heathrow overnight flight to Nairobi.                      Transfer to Loisaba airstrip for the flight to the Masai Mara
                                                                     (approximately 1 hour 10 minutes). Met and transferred to
 Day 2 Mount Kenya
                                                                     your lodge. Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Elephant
 On arrival transfer to Wilson airport for your flight by light
                                                                     Pepper Camp. (b,l,d)
 aircraft to Nanyuki (approximately 1 hour). Met and
 transferred to your lodge. The remainder of the day is free to      Day 8 Masai Mara
 relax. Overnight: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. (l,d)           Take an early morning balloon safari over the Mara followed
                                                                     by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or a game drive
 Day 3 Mount Kenya
                                                                     followed by breakfast. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon
 Full day at leisure to enjoy the activities offered by the
                                                                     game drive. Overnight: Elephant Pepper Camp. (b,l,d)
 club. Overnight: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. (b,l,d)
                                                                     Day 9 Masai Mara
 Day 4 Laikipia
                                                                     Take an early morning balloon safari over the Masai Mara
 After breakfast, transfer to Nanyuki airstrip for your
                                                                     followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra) or a
 chartered light aircraft flight to Loisaba. Met on arrival and
                                                                     game drive followed by breakfast. Rest of the morning at
 transferred to the lodge. Afternoon game activity.
                                                                     leisure. After lunch enjoy a late afternoon game drive.
 Activities include day and night game drives, guided
                                                                     Overnight: Elephant Pepper Camp (b,l,d)
 walks, horse, camel and mountain bike rides. Also
                                                                                                                                                                                     Loisaba Star Bed
 included are sundowners, bush meals and laundry.                    Day 10 Extension or Heathrow
 Overnight: Loisaba Lodge. (b,l,d)                                   Light aircraft flight to Nairobi (approximately 1 hour), then
                                                                     proceed with chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)
 Day 5 Laikipia                                                                                                                              MARA BALLOONING OPTION
 Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight:            Option to fly from the Mara to Mombasa on day 10 –
 Loisaba Lodge. (b,l,d)                                              £240 (includes lunch in the Mara).                                                    £265
 Day 6 Laikipia
                                                                     See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.                                                                   per person
 Early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight:            Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.                                                          when pre-booked
 Loisaba Lodge. (b,l,d)                                                                                                                                                      in the UK
 We recommend a 1-night stay in a Star Bed, these are                Extensions to Mombasa, Zanzibar, Lamu, Mauritius, Seychelles and
                                                                     Rwanda are possible.
                                                                                                                                                                       Call 020 8423 3000
 raised wooden platforms with 4 poster beds on wheels
                                                                                                                                                                          for conditions
 that can either be under the stars or the thatched roofs.

   TEMBO SAFARI – 8 nights – Kenya Airways
     2009                                                                                                 2010
    01 Oct-     24 Oct-         05 Dec-   14 Dec      15 Dec-     25 Dec-     27 Dec-      30 Dec-       01 Jan-     24 Mar-      10 Jun-   26 Jun-   28 Jun-   19 Jul-    19 Aug-         25 Sep-
    23 Oct      04 Dec          13 Dec                24 Dec      26 Dec      29 Dec       31 Dec        23 Mar      09 Jun       25 Jun    27 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug     24 Sep          23 Oct
    3464          n/a            3525     3701        4286        3868         3724         3541          3402        n/a         3415      3527      3697      4270        3816           3590
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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      Tanzania Map




                                                     Bukoba
                                                                     Lake Victoria




                                                                                                          Grumeti

                                                                                                            Serengeti                Lake Natron

                                                                             Mwanza
                                                                                                                                                    Mt Kilimanjaro

                                                                                                                                                          Arusha
                                                                                                                     Ngorongoro                          National
                                                                                                                                                           Park
                                                                                                                                Lake           Arusha
                                                                                                                             Manyara

                                              Kigosi
                                                                                                                                          Tarangire
                               Moyowosi




                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pemba




                                                    Ugalla

                                                                                                           Muhesi
              Mahale                                                                                                                  Dodoma                                                                  Zanzibar
              Mountains
                                                                                                 Kizigo

                                     Katavi
                                                                                           Rungwa                                                                                                             DAR ES SALAAM
     Lake Tanganyika
                                                                                                                                                        Mikumi

                                                                                                               Ruaha


                                                     Lake Rukwa                                                                                                                                                  • Mafia Island
                                                                                                                                                                                        Rufiji River




                                                                                                                                                                              Selous




                                                                                                 Lake Malawi




        ARUSHA Average Temperature (°C) Average Rainfall (mm)                                             Fact box
        JAN     FEB    MAR    APR     MAY     JUN      JUL   AUG       SEP    OCT    NOV   DEC
                                                                                                          Flying time: Flights to Kilimanjaro/Dar es Salaam take approximately 11 hours (including stop in Nairobi).
        33°     33°    32°     29°     27°    26°      26°    27°      29°    31°    32°   32°
                                                                                                          Time difference: Tanzania is three hours ahead of GMT.
         25     51     127    356     254     25       25       25      25    25      51    51
                                                                                                          Currency: The Tanzania Shilling.

        Flight box                                                                                        Passports: Your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your date of return.
        Kenya Airways fly daily, overnight to Kilimanjaro/Dar es Salaam via                               Visas: British passport holders require a visa for Tanzania, which can be arranged either before departure or
        Nairobi from Heathrow. Return daily, overnight. Domestic flights are                              on arrival. Non-British passport holders should check with the Tanzanian High Commission.
        with local carriers. (Plane change in each direction).                                            Vaccinations: Vaccinations are recommended, please consult your doctor.




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 Game Parks in Tanzania                                                      Vast areas to explore, alive with game and birdlife




 Katavi National Park: Katavi National Park, one of             Ruaha National Park: About the size of Belgium and
 Tanzania’s most westerly and isolated parks is remote in       relatively remote, with an unusual combination of East
 the extreme, and with relatively few visitors a year, is the   and Southern African wildlife and birds. The park is
 ultimate in off the beaten track safari destinations. Two      noted for large numbers of greater kudu as well as
 enormous plains dominate the park, surrounded by               lesser kudu, sable and roan antelope, buffaloes,
 varied woodlands. Katavi is at its best in the dry season      elephants, lions and African wild dogs.
 (April to December), when the plains fill with thousands
 of zebras, topis and impalas.                                  Selous Game Reserve: Relatively untouched, Selous is
                                                                said to be the largest game reserve in Africa and to
 Lake Manyara National Park: A tapestry of woodland,            contain the world’s largest concentration of elephants.
 grassland and swamps – tall trees in the ground-water          There are large numbers of buffaloes, crocodiles and
 forest and baobabs on the escarpment’s slope. The              hippos as well as relatively high numbers of lions and
 park’s most famous residents, the tree-climbing lions,         rhinos. The best time to travel to Selous is considered to
 may be spotted in the umbrella trees. Over 380 species         be July to March. Generally reached by air.
 of birds have been recorded.
                                                                Serengeti National Park: ‘Serengeti’ is derived from a
 Mahale National Park: Mahale is one of the best                Masai word meaning ‘endless plains’, a fitting title for
 locations in the world for viewing chimpanzees in the          Tanzania’s most famous national park. During the
 wild. One of the most remote and beautiful national            annual migration over a million animals undertake the              Mt. Kilimanjaro
 parks in Africa, located about half way down the               treacherous journey to the western Serengeti and the
 eastern shore of the enormous Lake Tanganyika. The             Masai Mara.
 only access is by boat along the lake. All safaris inside
 the park are on foot through the forests.                      The park is broadly divided into three distinct areas, the
                                                                central Seronera Valley which is incredibly rich in wildlife
 Mikumi National Park: Mikumi is conveniently located           throughout the year; the Western Corridor, which is a
 west of Dar es Salaam. A typical game drive may reveal         prime area in which to view the migration, and the
 elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, warthogs,              northern reaches, the ultimate paradise for keen safari
 wildebeest and impala all in impressive numbers. Other         buffs.
 wildlife includes lions, hyenas, jackals and eland. The
 bird life at Mikumi is exceptional.                            Tarangire National Park: Immense baobabs, acacias
                                                                and mixed woodland punctuate the plains and the
 Ngorongoro Conservation Area: This area includes               Tarangire River attracts wildebeest, zebras, elephants,
 the Ngorongoro Crater, an incredible microcosm of the          eland and oryx. The park also boasts a rich bird life,
 East African savannah and a natural wonder unique in           including a variety of raptors.
 the world. The crater floor now plays host to
 wildebeest, zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, elephants,
 rhinos and Africa’s big cats.




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 Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

                                          Serena Serengeti                                               From £1586

                                                      1 night Arusha (Arusha Mountain Village) – 1 night Lake Manyara (Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge)
                                                   2 nights Serengeti (Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge) – 2 nights Ngorongoro (Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge)

                                        An extraordinary journey through contrasting landscapes with excellent opportunities for game viewing.
                                        Lake Manyara features early in the itinerary. This unusual park lies in the shadow of the Great Rift Valley whose reddish
                            • Nairobi   brown escarpment wall looms on the eastern horizon. The park is particularly known for its tree-climbing lions, who may
       Serengeti •                      be seen sleeping off the heat of the day on a branch instead of a shady spot on the ground.
     Ngorongoro •          • Arusha
                       • Manyara        Then onto the world-famous Serengeti National Park. Serengeti means ‘endless plain’ in the Masai language. Here there
                                        are vast open savannahs dotted with acacia trees and a few rocky hillocks. The Serengeti is Tanzania's largest and best-
                Dar es Salaam •
                                        known national park, with a massive concentration of migratory animals who move around the park according to the
                                        availability of food.
                                        The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest unbroken volcanic caldera whose steep sides form a natural enclosure for
                                        a wide variety of wildlife. An estimated 25,000 animals, including the ‘big five’ inhabit the interior of the crater.


                                                      Day 1 Sunday Heathrow–Nairobi                               early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the
                                                      Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to             lodge. Later enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight:
                                                      Nairobi.                                                    Serengeti Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)

                                                      Day 2 Monday Arusha                                         Day 6 Friday Ngorongoro
                                                      On arrival connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro          Travel to the Ngorongoro Crater (200 km) via Olduvai
                                                      airport, near Arusha. Transfer to the lodge which offers    Gorge, and check in to your lodge which is perched on
                                                      a haven of calm and serenity just outside the hustle and    the jagged rim of the crater. The afternoon is at leisure.
                                                      bustle of Arusha. Overnight: Arusha Mountain Village.       Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)

                                                      Day 3 Tuesday Lake Manyara                                  Day 7 Saturday Ngorongoro
                                                      After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park         Drive down into the crater for a half-day of game
                                                      (150 km), famous for its tree-climbing lions. Lake          viewing. This extinct volcano plays host to wildebeest,
                                                      Manyara Serena Safari Lodge stands high on the bluff of     zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, elephants, rhinos and big
                                                      a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff, and         cats. Visit a local Masai Village. Overnight: Ngorongoro
                                                      commands panoramic views across the volcano-studded         Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)
 Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
                                                      floor of the Great Rift Valley. Afternoon game drive.
                                                      Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. (b,l,d)               Day 8 Sunday Extension or Heathrow
                                                                                                                  Return to Arusha (200 km) and fly to Nairobi, then
                                                      Day 4 Wednesday Serengeti                                   proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to
                                                      Drive to the world-famous Serengeti National Park           Heathrow. (b)
                                                      (235 km). Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, set high on a
                                                      ridge commanding panoramic views, draws its                 On days 4 and 5 why not upgrade to Kirawira Tented Camp from
                                                      inspiration from the circular ‘rondavel’ dwellings and      £400 per person – see page 67 for details.
                                                      winding paths of a traditional Masai village. An
                                                                                                                  Note: Itinerary may be amended locally. Number of game drives
                                                      afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Serena
                                                                                                                  and timing of game drives may vary depending on time of year
                                                      Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                                  and location of animals.

                                                      Day 5 Thursday Serengeti
                                                      Take an early morning balloon flight over the Serengeti
                                                      and a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra) or an


 Tree-climbing lion at Lake Manyara




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 Serena Beach Hotel & Spa                                                                                                                                             Top: Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                      Bottom: Ocean Paradise



                                                   Extensions
 MOMBASA                                                                  ZANZIBAR
 Serena Serengeti & Mombasa                                               Serena Serengeti & Zanzibar
                                                                                                                                                                      HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                      • Excellent accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                      • Three varied parks
 Day 8 Sunday – Return to Arusha (200 km). Fly to                         Day 8 Sunday – Return to Arusha (200 km). Fly to
 Mombasa via Nairobi. Transfer to your chosen hotel for                   Zanzibar on Precision Air. Transfer to your chosen hotel                                    • ‘Bubbly’ breakfasts
 six nights.                                                              for six nights.                                                                             • Bush breakfast at Lake Manyara


 Day 14 Saturday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via                            Day 14 Saturday – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi                                      WHAT’S INCLUDED
 Nairobi (plane change).                                                  (plane change).                                                                             • Driver/guide throughout
                                                                                                                                                                      • 4-wheel drive safari vehicle
                                                                                                                                                                      • Includes 6 breakfasts (b), 5 lunches (l)
 LAMU
                                                                                                                                                                        & 5 dinners (d)
 Serena Serengeti & Lamu
                                                                           SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION                                                                • Guaranteed window seat
 Day 8 Sunday – Return to Arusha and fly to Nairobi.
 Met on arrival and transferred for overnight stay at the                                                                 £280                                        EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES
 Nairobi Serena Hotel.                                                                                                                                                per person supplement
                                                                                                                        per person                                    Passengers      2     3                  4        5         6     7
                                                                                                                                                                      4x4            335  180                 100      80        60     50
 Day 9 Monday – Transfer to Wilson airport, Nairobi for                                                                     when
 light aircraft flight to Lamu. Spend the next five nights                                                             pre-booked
 at your chosen accommodation.
                                                                                                                         in the UK                                              MUCH MORE
 Day 14 Saturday – Light aircraft flight from Lamu to                                                                           Call                                 ALL SOMAK GUESTS: Receive a free bush
 Wilson airport, Nairobi. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta                                                                                                                  breakfast at Lake Manyara.
                                                                                                                      020 8423 3000
 airport for your overnight flight to Heathrow.                                                                                                                      HONEYMOONERS: Receive a bottle of wine and
                                                                                                                      for conditions                                 fruit platter in room on arrival at the Serengeti
                                                                                                                                                                     Serena Safari Lodge and the Ngorongoro Serena
                                                                                                                                                                     Safari Lodge.
 Extensions to Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.




  SERENA SERENGETI – 6 nights                     2009                                   2010
                                                 04 Oct-   01 Nov-   20 Dec    27 Dec   03 Jan-   28 Feb    07 Mar-   28 Mar      04 Apr    11 Apr-     30 May       06 Jun-    25 Jul-       22 Aug-      12 Sep-     31 Oct     07 Nov-
                                                 25 Oct    13 Dec                       21 Feb              21 Mar                          23 May                    18 Jul    15 Aug        05 Sep       24 Oct                 28 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                   2177     1932      2776      2390     2260      1963      1933      1815        1642       1586        2103        2201        2774          2320        2260        1963           1903
  Safari + Mombasa – 12 nights                   04 Oct-   01 Nov-   13 Dec    20 Dec   27 Dec    03 Jan-   28 Feb-   21 Mar     28 Mar    04 Apr-    25 Apr-    30 May    06 Jun-   27 Jun-     11 Jul-     25 Jul-   22 Aug-    31 Oct-
  Kenya Airways                                  25 Oct    06 Dec                                 21 Feb    14 Mar                         18 Apr     23 May               20 Jun     04 Jul     18 Jul      15 Aug     24 Oct    28 Nov
  + Indian Ocean Beach Resort                     2622     2349      2540      3422     2836      2682      2385      2355        2222     2035       1979       2496       2594     2603         2622        3195      2742          2356
  + Serena Beach Hotel & Spa                      2754     2475      2801      3796     3134      3004      2707      2625        2377     2157       2100       2617       2792     2945         2945        3518      3064          2671
  + The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses                3088     2843      2861      3723     3290      3112      2814      2785        2666     2493       2294       2811       2909     2968         3088        3661      3207          2850
  Safari + Zanzibar – 12 nights                  04 Oct-   25 Oct    01 Nov-   13 Dec   20 Dec    27 Dec    03 Jan-   28 Feb-     21 Mar   28 Mar     04 Apr-    30 May    06 Jun-   04 Jul-     25 Jul-     22 Aug-   31 Oct-    21 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                  18 Oct              06 Dec                                 21 Feb    14 Mar                          23 May               27 Jun    18 Jul      15 Aug       24 Oct   14 Nov     28 Nov
  + Ocean Paradise                                2861     2861      2616      2876     3739      3205      2950      2653        2582     2361       2091       2606       2890     2890         3529        3042      2653          2528
  + Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort                   2926     2739      2495      2624     3597      3211      3087      2790        2663     2351       2178       2639       2812     2963         3536        3082      2725          2553
  + Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel                        2943     2845      2600      2791     3702      3417      3148      2822        2792     2616       2416       2962       3060     3060         3633        3179      2822          2762
  Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Lamu – 12 nights       04 Oct-   01 Nov-   13 Dec    20 Dec   27 Dec    03 Jan-   21 Feb    28 Feb-     28 Mar   04 Apr     11 Apr-    25 Apr-   27 Jun-   18 Jul      25 Jul-     22 Aug-   26 Sep-    31 Oct-
  Kenya Airways                                  25 Oct    06 Dec                                 14 Feb              21 Mar                          18 Apr     20 Jun     11 Jul               15 Aug      19 Sep    24 Oct     28 Nov
  + Kiwayu                                        4086     3841      4125      4969     4384      3966      3528      3231        3083      n/a        n/a        n/a        n/a     3649         4222        3769      3966          3669
  + Manday Bay                                    3953     3708      3894      4738     4490      4372      4372      4075        3927     3753       3697        n/a       4511     4511         5084        4631      4372          4075
  + Kipungani Explorer                            3305     2948      3081      4116     3412      3294      3294      2996         n/a      n/a        n/a        n/a       3346     3346         3919        3466      3406          2996
  Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.




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                                             Sopa Serengeti                                          From £1565

                                                              1 night Tarangire (Tarangire Sopa Lodge) – 2 nights Serengeti (Serengeti Sopa Lodge)
                                                                                 2 nights Ngorongoro (Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge)

                                       In addition to abundant game to view in the renowned Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, we include a visit
                                       to the Tarangire National Park. Tarangire's river attracts numerous game and this park has a particularly dense wildlife
                           • Nairobi   population between June and October. There are always a fantastic number of colourful birds.
       Serengeti •
                                       Sopa Lodges are notable for their grand, visually stunning public areas, excellent dining and large, well-appointed rooms.
     Ngorongoro •          • Arusha
                                       Each lodge offers a swimming pool, nightly wildlife films, an opulent bar and lounge area and a wide variety of cuisine.
                        •Tarangire
                Dar es Salaam •
                                       Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is an architectural marvel built on the rim of the collapsed volcano, with magnificent views over
                                       the crater floor.
                                       In short, high quality safari lodges in truly breathtaking locations which offer spectacular wildlife. Long distances are more
                                       than compensated for by magnificent panoramas dotted with game.




                                                      Day 1 Monday Heathrow–Nairobi                                Day 5 Friday Ngorongoro
                                                      Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to              Early morning game drive. A brief visit to Olduvai Gorge
                                                      Nairobi.                                                     which is often referred to as ‘The Cradle of Mankind’
                                                                                                                   and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the
                                                      Day 2 Tuesday Tarangire                                      world. Continue to the Ngorongoro Crater (200 km).
                                                      Connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro airport, near        Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                      Arusha. On arrival drive to Tarangire National Park
                                                      (160 km), arriving in time for lunch. Tarangire National     Day 6 Saturday Ngorongoro
                                                                                                                   Drive down into the crater for a half-day of game
                                                      Park has some of the highest population density of
                                                                                                                   viewing. This extinct volcano plays host to wildebeest,
                                                      elephants anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse
                                                                                                                   zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, elephants, rhinos and big
                                                      vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes
                                                                                                                   cats. Visit a local Masai village. Overnight: Ngorongoro
                                                      it a beautiful and special location. Afternoon game
                                                                                                                   Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                      drive. Overnight: Tarangire Sopa Lodge. (l,d)

                                                                                                                   Day 7 Sunday Extension or Heathrow
                                                      Day 3 Wednesday Serengeti                                    Return to Arusha (200 km) and fly to Nairobi, then
 Serengeti Sopa Lodge                                 Drive to the Serengeti National Park (350 km). The           proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to
                                                      Serengeti's far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged     Heathrow. (b)
                                                      with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it
                                                      the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished           TIME TO RELAX – If you would like time to relax after
                                                      Africa. A vast amount of animals have made the               your flight to Nairobi, why not depart from Heathrow on
                                                      Serengeti their home, including lions, cheetahs and          Sunday and stay in either Nairobi or at Serena Mountain
                                                      leopards. An afternoon game drive. Overnight:                Lodge (other lodges are also available), near Arusha.
                                                      Serengeti Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)                                Please ask for details.


                                                      Day 4 Thursday Serengeti                                     Note: Itinerary may be amended locally. Number of game drives
                                                                                                                   and timing of game drives may vary depending on time of year
                                                      Enjoy an early morning balloon flight, followed by a
                                                                                                                   and location of animals.
                                                      ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early
                                                      morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge.
                                                      Free time and lunch at the lodge before your late
                                                      afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Sopa
                                                      Lodge. (b,l,d)
 Tarangire Sopa Lodge




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 Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach                                                                                                                                               Rwanda




                                                    Extensions
 RWANDA                                                                      MOMBASA
 Sopa Serengeti & Rwanda                                                     Sopa Serengeti & Mombasa
                                                                                                                                                                           HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                           • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
 This option is taken before the Sopa Serengeti.                             Day 7 Sunday – Return to Arusha (200 km) and connect
                                                                                                                                                                           • Large populations of wildlife
                                                                             with flight to Mombasa via Nairobi. Transfer to your
 Day 1 Thursday – Fly from Heathrow on overnight                             chosen hotel for six nights.                                                                  • Good quality Sopa lodges
 flight to Kigali (via Nairobi, plane change).
                                                                             Day 13 Saturday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi                                         • Visit a local Masai village
 Day 2 Friday – Met and transferred (approximately 2                         (plane change).
 hours) to Ruhengeri in the northwest part of Rwanda,
 the main base town for gorilla tracking. Overnight:
                                                                                                                                                                           WHAT’S INCLUDED
                                                                             ZANZIBAR
 Gorilla Mountain View Lodge.                                                Sopa Serengeti & Zanzibar                                                                     • Driver/guide throughout

 Day 3 Saturday – Gorilla Trekking. Transfer to the Park                                                                                                                   • Guaranteed window seat
                                                                             Day 7 Sunday – Return to Arusha (200 km). Fly to
 Office for all the gorilla trekking formalities before                      Zanzibar with Precision Air. Transfer to your chosen hotel                                    • Includes 5 breakfasts (b), 5 lunches (l)
 starting your trek, which will vary in length depending on                  for six nights.                                                                                 & 5 dinners (d)
 which gorilla group you are assigned to. After locating
 your assigned gorilla group you will spend one hour in                      Day 13 Saturday – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi
 their company before heading back down the volcano                          (plane change).                                                                               EXCLUSIVE SAFARI VEHICLES
                                                                                                                                                                           per person supplement
 slopes. Overnight: Gorilla Mountain View Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                                                                                           Passengers      2     3               4           5         6     7
                                                                                  SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION                                                              4x4            335  180              100         80        60     50
 Day 4 Sunday
 Opportunity to trek another gorilla family (optional
 extra). After lunch drive back to Kigali. Overnight:                                                                                £280
 Kigali Serena Hotel. (b,l)                                                                                                    per person
 Day 5 Monday
 Fly Kigali to Kilimanjaro. Overnight: Kibo Palace Hotel.
                                                                                                                                  when
                                                                                                                              pre-booked
                                                                                                                                                                           “  We then travelled to Tarangire and
                                                                                                                                                                           stayed at a Sopa Lodge. This has to be
                                                                                                                                                                           one of the most beautiful lodges I have
                                                                                                                               in the UK
 Day 6 Tuesday                                                                                                                                                             stayed in over the years. We then went to
 Start the Sopa Serengeti as per itinerary.                                                                                        Call                                    Whitesands...well, what can I say...top
                                                                                                                            020 8423 3000

 Extensions to Lamu, Mauritius and Seychelles are possible.
                                                                                                                             for conditions
                                                                                                                                                                           rate and top rate food and service.
                                                                                                                                                                           Mark Burgess
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ”
  SOPA SERENGETI – 6 nights
                                                   2009                                                                     2010
                                                  05 Oct-        02 Nov-          14 Dec      21 Dec       28 Dec          04 Jan-     01 Mar-     29 Mar        05 Apr-        31 May-     19 Jul-       23 Aug-         13 Sep-      01 Nov-
                                                  26 Oct         07 Dec                                                    22 Feb      22 Mar                    24 May          12 Jul     16 Aug        06 Sep          25 Oct       29 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                    2013           1839            1958        2613         2164            2007        1833         1730           1565         1953         2527          2073           2013             1809
  Safari + Mombasa – 11 nights                    05 Oct-     02 Nov-   07 Dec     14 Dec    21 Dec    28 Dec    04 Jan-     01 Mar-   22 Mar    29 Mar     05 Apr-   26 Apr-    31 May-   28 Jun-    19 Jul-   23 Aug-     13 Sep-    01 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                   26 Oct      30 Nov                                             22 Feb      15 Mar                         19 Apr    24 May      21 Jun    12 Jul    16 Aug     06 Sep     25 Oct     29 Nov
  + Tented Beach Retreat Gazi Bay                  2406       2232       2232       2351     3010      2585       2429        2254     2254      2152       1987      1987        2375     2375       2948      2494         2435          2231
  + Southern Palms                                 2399       2225       2225       2494     3299      2743       2479        2305     2271      2102       1937      1937        2358     2425       2998      2523         2442          2238
  + Pinewood Village Beach Resort                  2521       2325       2437       2781     3435      2879       2529        2333     2348      2259       2066      2023        2425     2454       3048      2595         2535          2309
  Safari +Zanzibar – 11 nights                    05 Oct-     02 Nov-   14 Dec     21 Dec    28 Dec    04 Jan-    22 Feb     01 Mar-   29 Mar    05 Apr     12 Apr-   31 May     07 Jun-   28 Jun-    19 Jul-   23 Aug-     13 Sep-    01 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                   26 Oct      07 Dec                                   15 Feb                22 Mar                         24 May               21 Jun     12 Jul    16 Aug    06 Sep      25 Oct     29 Nov
  + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach                    2703       2529       2821       3648     3108      2775       2775        2601     2335      2138       2138      2526        2569     2656       3295      2776         2716          2512
  + Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa                     2583       2409       2798       3584     2973      2697       2697        2523     2290      2081       2081      2491        2595     2595       3295      2745         2686          2438
  + Z Hotel                                        2500       2326       2643       3308     2830      2582       2523        2340     2238      2073        n/a      2509        2526     2561       3134      2680         2620          2364
  Safari + 1 nt Arusha + Rwanda – 9 nights        01 Oct-     29 Oct    05 Nov-    17 Dec-   31 Dec    07 Jan-    25 Feb     04 Mar-   25 Mar    01 Apr     08 Apr-   27 May     03 Jun-   22 Jul-    19 Aug-   09 Sep-     28 Oct     04 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                   22 Oct                10 Dec     24 Dec              18 Feb                18 Mar                         20 May                15 Jul   12 Aug     02 Sep    21 Oct                 25 Nov
  Rwanda Safari Trek + Sopa Serengeti Safari 3501             3357       3327       4070     3591      3510       3366        3336     3258      3125       3069      3415        3457     4072       3576      3516         3372          3312

  Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.




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 Tarangire Treetops

                                              Elewana Safari                         CONNOISSEUR
                                                                                     COLLECTION        From £3230

                                             1 night Arusha (Arusha Coffee Lodge) – 2 nights Tarangire (Tarangire Treetops) – 2 nights Ngorongoro (Manor at Ngorongoro)
                                                                                    2 nights Serengeti (Serengeti Migration Camp)
                                        A truly ‘Out of Africa’ experience through contrasting landscapes with stays in some of the finest accommodation Tanzania
                                        has to offer.

                            • Nairobi
                                        Arusha Coffee Lodge lies cradled in the endless acres of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation. This exclusive boutique lodge
                                        radiates the warmth of the old colonial plantation homes.
       Serengeti •
     Ngorongoro •           • Arusha    Then onto Tarangire where you will stay at Tarangire Treetops, perched high up in the age-old baobab and marula trees.
                       • Manyara
                         • Tarangire    The Manor at Ngorongoro, with its 20 luxurious guest cottage suites, is a luxury safari experience fusing East African safari
                 Dar es Salaam •        hospitality with old world Afro-European architecture, and décor. The Manor is located adjacent to the Ngorongoro
                                        Conservation Area within the 1500 acre Shangri-La Estate.
                                        Onto the world-famous Serengeti National Park, which will include a stay at the Serengeti Migration Camp. Richly furnished
                                        throughout, the spacious tents have been carefully placed to provide privacy and blend into the natural environment,
                                        overlooking the Grumeti River and its resident hippos.


                                                       Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                  Day 7 Serengeti
                                                       Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to               After breakfast drive to the Serengeti National Park for
                                                       Nairobi.                                                      a picnic lunch. A brief stop is made at the Olduvai
                                                                                                                     Gorge. Continue to Serengeti Migration Camp arriving
                                                       Day 2 Arusha                                                  in the late afternoon with a game drive en route. (b,l,d)
                                                       On arrival in Nairobi connect with your flight to
                                                       Kilimanjaro. Met on arrival at Kilimanjaro airport and        Day 8 Serengeti
                                                       transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge. (l,d)                     A full day in the Serengeti to enjoy game drives in this
                                                                                                                     world-famous reserve. Overnight: Serengeti Migration
                                                       Day 3 Tarangire                                               Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                       After breakfast drive to Tarangire Treetops arriving in
                                                       time for lunch (160 kms). After lunch travel into             Day 9 Beach or Heathrow
                                                       Tarangire National Park for a game drive. (b,l,d)             After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for a scheduled
                                                                                                                     flight by light aircraft to Arusha (approximately 1 hour).
                                                       Day 4 Tarangire                                               Met on arrival and transferred to a local restaurant
                                                       A full day in the Tarangire National Park to enjoy            for lunch. In the afternoon transfer to Kilimanjaro
 Serengeti Migration Camp
                                                       morning and afternoon game drives. Optional                   airport for your flight to Nairobi, then proceed with
                                                       activities such as game walks and night game drives           your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b,l)
                                                       are available at an extra cost. Overnight: Tarangire
                                                       Treetops. (b,l,d)                                             Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.


                                                       Day 5 Ngorongoro                                              A non-refundable deposit of £650 per person is required at the
                                                                                                                     time of booking.
                                                       After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park.
                                                       (120 kms). Enjoy a picnic lunch and an afternoon game
                                                                                                                     Note: Itinerary may be amended locally. Number of game drives
                                                       drive along the lake shores. Continue to Manor at             and timing of game drives may vary depending on time of year
                                                       Ngorongoro arriving in time for dinner (40 kms). (b,l,d)      and location of animals.

                                                       Day 6 Ngorongoro
                                                       After breakfast drive into the crater for a half-day visit
                                                       followed by a visit to a local Masai village. Overnight:
                                                       Manor at Ngorongoro. (b,l,d)


 Arusha Coffee Lodge




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 Junior Suite, Black Parrot Suites                                                                                                                                       Top: Diamonds La Gemma Dell’est
                                                                                                                                                                         Bottom: AfroChic



                                                    Extensions
 MOMBASA                                                                    ZANZIBAR
 Elewana Safari & Mombasa                                                   Elewana Safari & Zanzibar                                                                    HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                         • A true 'Out of Africa' experience
 Day 9 – Return to Arusha (200 km) and connect with                         Day 9 – Return to Arusha (200 km). Fly to Zanzibar with
 flight to Mombasa via Nairobi. Transfer to your chosen                     Precision Air. Transfer to your chosen hotel for six nights.                                 • Unusual accommodation
 hotel for six nights.
                                                                                                                                                                         • Excellent game viewing
                                                                            Day 15 – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane
 Day 15 – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane                        change).                                                                                     • Additional cultural visits
 change).

                                                                            Extensions to Lamu, Mauritius and Rwanda are possible.

                                                                                                                                                                         WHAT’S INCLUDED
 SEYCHELLES                                                                                                                                                              • 7 nights accommodation
 Elewana Safari & Seychelles
                                                                                                                                                                         • Game viewing as specified
 The Seychelles extension only operates when the safari                          SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION                                                             • 7 breakfasts (b), 8 lunches (l)
 departs Heathrow on Tuesday, Friday or Sunday.
                                                                                                                                                                           and 7 dinners (d)
                                                                                                                             £280
 Day 9 – Return to Arusha and fly to Nairobi. Met on                                                                        per person                                   • Guaranteed window seat
 arrival and transferred for overnight stay at the Nairobi
 Serena Hotel.                                                                                                                 when
                                                                                                                           pre-booked
 Day 10 – Transfer to the airport for Kenya Airways flight                                                                  in the UK
 to Seychelles. Met on arrival and transferred to your
 chosen hotel for next seven nights. (b)
                                                                                                                                Call
                                                                                                                         020 8423 3000
 Day 17 – Fly Seychelles to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane                                                                   for conditions
 change).




  ELEWANA SAFARI – 7 nights                         2009                                              2010
                                                   01 Oct-   28 Oct-   15 Dec-   18 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   25 Feb-   25 Mar-   27 Mar-    27 May-      28 May       29 May     30 May-        19 Jul-      19 Aug-     26 Oct-    30 Oct-
                                                   27 Oct    14 Dec    17 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    24 Feb    24 Mar    26 Mar    26 May     27 May                                18 Jul        18 Aug        25 Oct     29 Oct     30 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                    3584      3441      4011      4307      3889      3706      3555       3342      3230       3249        3367          3487       3647          4220         3766        3630       3479
  Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights                     01 Oct-   14 Dec    15 Dec-   20 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   23 Feb-   24 Mar-   27 Mar-   30 Mar-    18 Apr-   26 May-     28 May-   30 May-      23 Jun-     19 Jul-   19 Aug-    19 Oct-
  Kenya Airways                                    13 Dec              19 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    22 Feb    23 Mar    26 Mar    29 Mar    17 Apr     25 May    27 May      29 May     22 Jun       18 Jul     18 Aug     18 Oct    30 Nov
  + The Sands At Nomad                             4137      4275      4980      5085      4605      4283      4207       3952     3759      3565        n/a         n/a         n/a     n/a          4224        4797      4335       n/a
  + Diamonds Dream Of Africa                       4581      4771      5546      5713      5252      4828      4752       4447     4108      3865       3839        4077        4315    4584          4703        5276      4758      4665
  + AfroChic                                       4899      4880      5542      5665      5204      4998      4739       4317     4124      3930       3904        4143        4381    4938          4938        5511      5057      4967
  Safari + Zanzibar – 13 nights                    01 Oct-   12 Dec-   15 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   28 Dec-   30 Dec-   01 Jan-   27 Feb-   25 Mar-    27 Mar-   28 May-     30 May-   03 Jul-      19 Jul-     19 Aug-    19 Oct-   01 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                    11 Dec    14 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    27 Dec    29 Dec    31 Dec    26 Feb    24 Mar    26 Mar     27 May    29 May       02 Jul   18 Jul       18 Aug       18 Oct    31 Oct    30 Nov
  + Diamonds La Gemma Dell'Est                     4542      5017      5782      6013      5503      5197      5013       4865     4638      4306       4063        4255        4643    4805          5379        4816      4702      4389
  + Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski                      4646      5174      5695      5658      5139      5069      4987       4757     4488      4266       4070        4146        4306    4656          5476        4981       n/a       n/a
  + Diamonds Dream Of Zanzibar                     4275      4462      5170      5401      4942      4789      4706       4559     4332      4097       3920        4144        4402    4499          5072        4554      4461      4148
  Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Seychelles – 15 nights   01 Nov-   08 Dec    11 Dec-   15 Dec-   22 Dec    25 Dec    27 Dec-   01 Jan-   30 Mar-   23 Apr-    28 May-     16 Jul-   20 Jul-   20 Aug-      24 Aug-     17 Sep-    24 Oct-   02 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                    06 Dec              13 Dec    20 Dec                        29 Dec    28 Mar    20 Apr    25 May      13 Jul     18 Jul    17 Aug    22 Aug       14 Sep      22 Oct     31 Oct    26 Nov
  + Hilton Seychelles                              5277      5654      6519      7435      7166      6298      5892       5745     5319      5048       5685        6013        6879    6342          6055        6282      5680      5367
  + Paradise Sun                                   5092      5092      5266      6196      6160      5759      5669       5521     4851      4825       5462        5483        6194    5656          5656        5597      5457       n/a
  + Black Parrot Suites                            4885      5026       n/a       n/a       n/a       n/a       n/a       5421     4751      4606       5220        5361        6018    5481          5481        5421      5357       n/a
  Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.




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                                        Great Migration Safari                                                         From £2248

                                           2 nights Ngorongoro (Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge) – 2 nights Serengeti (Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge)1 night Western Serengeti
                                                                      (Kirawira Tented Camp) – 2 nights Masai Mara (Mara Serena Safari Lodge)
                                         This magnificent safari follows the migration path between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara where hundreds of
                                         thousands of animals thunder past in search of greener pastures. The first class Serena properties have been specially
                                         selected for their locations, and you may even be lucky enough to witness one of nature's great events.
        Masai Mara •        • Nairobi
       Serengeti •                       The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest unbroken volcanic caldera, whose steep sides form a natural enclosure for a
     Ngorongoro •          • Arusha      wide variety of wildlife; an estimated 25,000 animals, including the 'big five' inhabit the interior of the crater.
                       • Manyara
                                         The Serengeti is Tanzania's largest and best-known national park, with a massive concentration of migratory animals who
                Dar es Salaam •          move around the park according to the availability of food.
                                         Finally, into the world-famous Masai Mara, one of the most enthralling wildlife theatres on earth. The reserve is host to
                                         countless species, including the 'big five' (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and, of course, the incredible spectacle
                                         of the annual wildebeest migration.
                                         This safari is conducted in 4x4 vehicles.


                                                         Day 1 Monday Heathrow–Nairobi                                  Day 6 Saturday Western Serengeti
                                                         Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to Nairobi.       After breakfast, drive to the Western Corridor with
                                                                                                                        game viewing en route to the Kirawira Tented Camp
                                                         Day 2 Tuesday Ngorongoro                                       (120 km), the epitome of colonial-style safari luxury. Lunch
                                                         On arrival connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro airport,    and afternoon game drive. Overnight: Kirawira Tented
                                                         near Arusha, where you will be met and driven to the Lake      Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                         Manyara Serena Safari Lodge for lunch. Later continue to
                                                                                                                        Day 7 Sunday Masai Mara
                                                         the Ngorongoro (200 km) with a brief visit to the Olduvai
                                                                                                                        After breakfast drive to the Kenya/Tanzania border
                                                         Gorge, which is often referred to as 'The Cradle of
                                                                                                                        at Isebania with a packed lunch. Change of vehicle,
                                                         Mankind' and is one of the most prehistoric sites in the
                                                                                                                        continue safari with game viewing en route to the Mara
                                                         world. Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. (l,d)
                                                                                                                        Serena Lodge (450 km). Overnight: Mara Serena Safari
                                                                                                                        Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                         Day 3 Wednesday Ngorongoro
                                                         Drive down into the crater for a full day of game viewing      Day 8 Monday Masai Mara
                                                         (subject to change). This extinct volcano plays host to        An opportunity to enjoy an early morning balloon flight
                                                         wildebeest, zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, elephants, rhinos     over the Mara followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast
 Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
                                                         and big cats. Visit a local Masai village. Overnight:          (optional extra), or an early morning game drive followed
                                                         Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)                        by breakfast at the lodge. Time to relax by the pool and
                                                                                                                        marvel at the endless panorama which stretches out
                                                         Day 4 Thursday Serengeti                                       before you. A second game drive will take place this
                                                         After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park (185     afternoon. Overnight: Mara Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)
                                                         km). Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, set high on a ridge
                                                         commanding panoramic views, draws its inspiration              Day 9 Tuesday Extension or Heathrow
                                                         from the circular 'Rondavel' dwellings and winding paths       Return to Nairobi (360 km), then proceed with your
                                                         of a traditional Masai village. Lunch followed by an           chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b)
                                                         afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Serena Safari       Option to fly from the Mara to Nairobi on day 9 – £145 or
                                                         Lodge. (b,l,d)                                                 from the Mara to Mombasa – £240 (includes lunch in the
                                                                                                                        Mara).
                                                         Day 5 Friday Serengeti                                         See ‘Safaris by Air’ note on page 9.
                                                         Take an early morning balloon flight over the Serengeti
                                                         and a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra – £280) or       Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kg.
                                                         an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the
                                                                                                                        Note: Itinerary may be amended locally. Number of game drives
                                                         lodge. Later enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight:         and timing of game drives may vary depending on time of year
                                                         Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)                         and location of animals.




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 Kiwayu, Lamu                                                                                                                                                 Top: Pinewood Village Beach Resort
                                                                                                                                                              Bottom: Fairmont Zanzibar



                                                Extensions
 MOMBASA                                                               ZANZIBAR
 Great Migration Safari & Mombasa                                      Great Migration Safari & Zanzibar
                                                                                                                                                              HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                              • Superb combination of Masai Mara and
 Day 9 Tuesday – Return to Nairobi (360 km). Transfer                  Day 9 Tuesday – Return to Nairobi (360 km). Transfer                                     Serengeti
 to the airport for flight to Mombasa, transfer to your                to the airport for the flight to Zanzibar, transfer to your                            • Hand-picked accommodation
 chosen hotel for six nights.                                          chosen hotel for six nights.

 Day 15 Monday – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via                           Day 15 Monday – Fly Zanzibar to Nairobi. Later fly to                                  WHAT’S INCLUDED
 Nairobi (plane change).                                               Heathrow.
                                                                                                                                                              • 7 nights accommodation
                                                                                                                                                              • Game drives as specified
                                                                       Extensions to Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.
 LAMU                                                                                                                                                         • 7 breakfasts (b), 7 lunches (l) & 7 dinners
 Great Migration Safari & Lamu
                                                                                                                                                              • Guaranteed window seat

 Day 9 Tuesday – Return to Nairobi and overnight stay
 at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.

 Day 10 Wednesday – Transfer to Wilson airport,                             MARA BALLOONING OPTION
 Nairobi for light aircraft flight to Lamu. Spend the next
 five nights at your chosen accommodation.                                                                            £265
                                                                                                                     per person
 Day 15 Monday – Light aircraft flight from Lamu to                                                              when pre-booked
                                                                                                                     in the UK
 Wilson airport. Nairobi. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta                                                                                                                     MUCH MORE
                                                                                                                        Call
 airport for your overnight flight to Heathrow.                                                                                                              HONEYMOONERS: Receive a bottle of wine and
                                                                                                                  020 8423 3000
                                                                                                                   for conditions                            fruit platter in room on arrival at the Serengeti
                                                                                                                                                             Serena Safari Lodge and the Ngorongoro Serena
                                                                                                                                                             Safari Lodge.




  GREAT MIGRATION SAFARI – 7 nights             2009                                                    2010
                                               05 Oct-   26 Oct   02 Nov-   14 Dec   21 Dec   28 Dec   04 Jan-   01 Feb-   01 Mar-   29 Mar    05 Apr-   31 May-   28 Jun-   19 Jul-   23 Aug-   13 Sep-   25 Oct    01 Nov-
                                               19 Oct             07 Dec                               25 Jan    22 Feb    22 Mar              24 May     21 Jun    12 Jul   16 Aug     06 Sep   18 Oct              29 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                3046      2935     2629      2749     3625     3144     3042       3081     2653       2506     2248      2944      3021      3594      3140      3081      3030      2599
  Safari + Mombasa – 13 nights                 05 Oct-   26 Oct   02 Nov-   07 Dec   14 Dec   21 Dec   28 Dec    04 Jan-   25 Jan-   01 Mar-   29 Mar    05 Apr-   31 May-   28 Jun-   19 Jul-   23 Aug-   25 Oct    01 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                19 Oct             30 Nov                                         18 Jan    22 Feb    22 Mar              24 May     21 Jun    12 Jul   16 Aug     18 Oct             29 Nov
  + Southern Palms                             3366      3255     2949      2949     3320     4246     3586       3416     3493       3065     2818      2560      3323      3433      4006      3517      3400      2968
  + Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa       3466      3355     3050      3050     3699     4491     3586       3452     3528       3101     2883      2625      3321      3469      4042      3570      3457      3026
  + Pinewood Village Beach Resort              3488      3355     3050      3274     3506     4382     3686       3445     3543       3137     2947      2689      3371      3462      4056      3603      3471      3040
  Safari +1 nt Nairobi + Lamu – 13 nights      05 Oct-   26 Oct   02 Nov-   07 Dec   14 Dec   21 Dec   28 Dec    04 Jan-   01 Mar-   29 Mar    05 Apr-   31 May-   21 Jun    28 Jun-   19 Jul-   23 Aug-   25 Oct    01 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                19 Oct             30 Nov                                         22 Feb    22 Mar              24 May     14 Jun              12 Jul   16 Aug     18 Oct             29 Nov
  + Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach                3772      3661     3355      3355     3762     4696     4033       3866     3439       3097     2839      3535      3622      3763      4380      3861      3751      3320
  + Ocean Paradise                             3766      3655     3349      3338     3729     4623     3907       3788     3361       2974     2769      3465      3590      3729      4367      3859      3738      3307
  + Fairmont Zanzibaz                          3692      3581     3275      3362     3563     4410     3872       3797     3370       3175     2917      3613      3613      3785      4358      3904      3699      3316
  Safari + Zanzibar – 13 nights                05 Oct-   26 Oct   02 Nov-   14 Dec   21 Dec   28 Dec   04 Jan-    22 Feb   01 Mar-   29 Mar    05 Apr-   19 Apr-   28 Jun-   19 Jul-   23 Aug-   20 Sep    27 Sep-   01 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                19 Oct             07 Dec                               15 Feb              22 Mar              12 Apr    21 Jun     12 Jul   16 Aug    13 Sep              25 Oct    29 Nov
  + Kiwayu                                     5003      4892     4642      4989     5866     5098     4945       4469     4080       3933      n/a       n/a       n/a      5198      4744      4841      4945      4464
  + Manda Bay                                  4870      4759     4453      4759     5690     5291     5210       5172     4783       4636     4378       n/a      5349      5923      5469      5290      5210      4729
  + Kipungani Explorer                         4222      3999     3693      4073     4885     4213     4132       4094     3704        n/a      n/a       n/a      4184      4757      4304      4244      4244      3651
  Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.




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 Flying Safaris   Speed across Tanzania and enjoy the thrill of travelling in a light aircraft.




                                 More and more visitors to East Africa are              “Taking a flying safari in Tanzania has huge
                                 choosing a 'Flying Safari', which includes internal    benefits. It saves a lot of time travelling
                                 transfers by air, instead of by road. This option is   between the parks, allowing you more time to
                                 usually more expensive, but there are many             enjoy the various game on offer, and without
                                 benefits from travelling in this way. Most
                                                                                        the long road transfers, you can arrive in each
                                 obviously you can save time travelling between
                                                                                        area relaxed. The scenery that you get to see
                                 parks and increase time relaxing on holiday and
                                                                                        from the air, from the Serengeti to Mount
                                 enjoying game drives. In their own right the light
                                 aircraft flights are exhilarating and exciting.        Kilimanjaro, is absolutely breathtaking. I
                                 Often you are one of only a handful of people in       would definitely recommend this experience to
                                 the aircraft flying over the varied African            our customers.”
                                 landscapes. You can visit just one park or             David Stock
                                 combine parks. Our recommended options are             Tickets Travel Ltd, Bexley
                                 below. If you fly you can easily see both Tanzania
                                 and Kenya in one holiday.
                                                                                        “We  had a fantastic itinerary which really
                                                                                        made the most of our short time there.'
                                 On the following two pages we offer safaris by
                                 air.                                                   Karen Thornton,
                                                                                        Peter Goord Travel, Plymouth.
                                 On page 46 you will find our ever-popular
                                 'Tanzania Royal Safari'. The itinerary includes
                                                                                        “Beautiful lodge, amazing safaris and setting.
                                 Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti.                Definitely worth flying in to the airstrip.”
                                 Accommodation is in &Beyond properties which           Melanie Hammond,
                                 really are amongst the best available camps.           Travel Counsellor, Dorking.

                                 Please bear in mind that the itineraries shown
                                 can be adapted to suit your personal
                                 requirements. Simply contact us for your tailor-
                                 made quotation.

                                 Luggage allowance on light aircraft is 15 kg per
                                 person.

                                 Extensions to Zanzibar, Mombasa, Lamu,
                                 Seychelles, Mauritius and Rwanda are available.




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                                                                                                                                                                     Selous Riverside Camp




 FLYING SERENGETI                                               NORTH TO SOUTH FLYING                                         Day 7 Selous
                                                                                                                              Early morning game activity followed by breakfast at the
                                                                IN TANZANIA                                                   camp. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy
                                                                                                                              a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Rufiji River
 From £1759                                                     From £2845                                                    Camp. (b,l,d)

                                                                                                                              Day 8 Extension or Heathrow
                                                                Day 1 Daily Heathrow-Kilimanjaro                              Fly by light aircraft to Dar es Salaam airport
 Day 1 Daily Heathrow-Kilimanjaro                                                                                             (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes). Proceed with your
                                                                Fly from Heathrow overnight to Kilimanjaro airport via
 Fly from Heathrow overnight to Kilimanjaro airport via                                                                       chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow via
                                                                Nairobi (plane change).
 Nairobi (plane change).                                                                                                      Nairobi (plane change). (b)
                                                                Day 2 Serengeti
 Day 2 Serengeti
                                                                On arrival, met and transferred to the local airport at
 On arrival, met and transferred to the local airport at
                                                                Arusha for your light aircraft flight to Serengeti National
 Arusha for your light aircraft flight to Serengeti National
 Park (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes). Met on arrival and
                                                                Park (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes). Met on arrival        FLYING SAFARI FROM ZANZIBAR
                                                                and transferred to your lodge. Enjoy a late afternoon
 transferred to your lodge. Enjoy a late afternoon game
                                                                game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. (l,d)
 drive. Overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. (l,d)                                                                     From £769
                                                                Day 3 Serengeti
 Day 3 Serengeti                                                Take an early morning balloon safari over the Serengeti
 Take an early morning balloon safari over the Serengeti        followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra) or     Did you know it is easy to transfer from Zanzibar to
 followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra) or      a game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Rest of      mainland Tanzania to enjoy a safari? A 90-minute flight
 a game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Rest of       the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late              takes you to the bush where you can enjoy a memorable
 the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a late               afternoon game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Sopa             wildlife experience.
 afternoon game drive. Overnight at Serengeti Serena            Lodge. (b,l,d)
 Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)                                                                                                        Day 1 Zanzibar–Selous
                                                                Day 4 Serengeti                                               Transferred to Zanzibar airport for your scheduled light
 Day 4 Serengeti                                                Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the         aircraft flight to the Selous Game Reserve
 Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the          camp. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy       (approximately 1 hours 15 minutes). On arrival met and
 lodge. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy       a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Serengeti           transferred to Selous Riverside Camp. Lunch followed by
 a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Serengeti            Sopa Lodge. (b,l,d)                                           an afternoon game activity. Overnight at Selous
 Serena Safari Lodge. (b,l,d)                                                                                                 Riverside Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                Day 5 Selous
 Day 5 Extension or Heathrow                                    After breakfast, transferred to the airstrip for your         Day 2 Selous
 Fly by light aircraft to Arusha airport (approximately 1       scheduled light aircraft flight to the Selous Game            Early morning game activity followed by breakfast at the
 hour 30 minutes). Proceed with your chosen beach               Reserve (approximately 4 hours, via various airstrips). On    camp. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy
 extension or return to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane             arrival met and transferred to your camp with a game          a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Selous
 change). (b)                                                   drive en route. Overnight at Rufiji River Camp. (b,d)         Riverside Camp. (b,l,d)

 We offer a selection of accommodation in the Serengeti         Day 6 Selous                                                  Day 3 Selous–Zanzibar
 from either a luxury camp/lodge or a mobile tented             Early morning game activity followed by breakfast at the      After breakfast, transferred to the airstrip for your flight
 camp which moves with the migration. For a full list of        camp. Rest of the morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy       back to Zanzibar (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes).
 accommodation available in the Serengeti, please visit         a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Rufiji River
 our website – www.somak.co.uk                                  Camp. (b,l,d)

 An additional non-refundable deposit may be required at the time of booking – please ask for details.




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 &Beyond Klein’s Camp

                                        Tanzania Royal – Flying Safari                                          CONNOISSEUR
                                                                                                                COLLECTION      From £3343

                                                  2 nights Lake Manyara (&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge) – 2 nights Ngorongoro (&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge)
                                                                 2 nights Serengeti (&Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp or &Beyond Klein’s Camp)

                                             This breathtaking flying safari offers an unforgettable journey into Northern Tanzania with stays in some of Africa’s most
                                             exclusive lodges.
                            • Nairobi
                                             At &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge there are ten stilted tree house suites with large windows, contemporary
       Serengeti •
                                             furnishings, overhead fans, mosquito nets and earthy understated features.
     Ngorongoro •           • Arusha
                        • Manyara
                                             &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most
               Dar es Salaam •
                                             architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa.
                                             &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is situated in a remote valley in the western corridor of the Serengeti. This
                                             flamboyant camp, of ten spacious tents under makuti canopies, overlooks a bywater of the Grumeti River.
                                             &Beyond Klein’s Camp is a small, elegant safari lodge set deep in the heart of Masai territory in the buffalo-rich
                                             northeastern Serengeti. Ten intimate rock and thatch cottages, with rich wooden floors and serene classic interiors.


                                                           Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Nairobi                                   Day 6 Serengeti
                                                           Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to                After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip at Manyara for
                                                           Nairobi.                                                       your light aircraft flight to the Serengeti. Met on arrival
                                                                                                                          and transferred to either &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti
                                                           Day 2 Lake Manyara                                             Tented Camp, situated in the western corridor, or to
                                                           On arrival connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro and         &Beyond Klein’s Camp, situated in northern Serengeti.
                                                           transfer to a local restaurant in Arusha for lunch. Later      Lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)
                                                           transfer to Arusha airport for a flight by light aircraft to
                                                           Manyara airstrip. Transfer to &Beyond Lake Manyara             Day 7 Serengeti
                                                           Tree Lodge with a game drive en route. (l,d)                   Take an early morning balloon flight over the Serengeti
                                                                                                                          followed by a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra) or
                                                           Day 3 Lake Manyara                                             an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at
                                                           A full day in Lake Manyara National Park, with morning         the camp. Later enjoy an afternoon game drive.
                                                           and afternoon game drives. The park’s most famous              Overnight: &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp or
                                                           residents, the tree-climbing lions, may be spotted in the      &Beyond Klein’s Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                           umbrella trees. Overnight at &Beyond Lake Manyara
 &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
                                                           Tree Lodge. (b,l,d)                                            Day 8 Extension or Heathrow
                                                                                                                          After breakfast fly to Arusha. Met on arrival and
                                                           Day 4 Ngorongoro                                               transferred to a local restaurant for lunch. Later transfer
                                                           After breakfast, continue to Ngorongoro and to the             to the airport for the flight to Nairobi, then proceed
                                                           Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Lunch followed by an                  with your chosen extension or return to Heathrow. (b,l)
                                                           afternoon at leisure. Overnight: &Beyond Ngorongoro
                                                           Crater Lodge. (b,l,d)                                          Light aircraft baggage allowance – 15 kgs
                                                                                                                          This safari is offered on a daily basis so no allocation is held and
                                                           Day 5 Ngorongoro                                               all services are subject to availability. If any element is not
                                                           After breakfast, travel into the crater for a game drive.      available, we will suggest the best available alternative.
                                                           This extinct volcano plays host to wildebeest, zebras,         &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, &Beyond Klein’s Camp
                                                           buffaloes, gazelles, elephants, rhinos and big cats.           and &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge are closed in April.
                                                           Overnight: &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. (b,l,d)            A non-refundable deposit of £650 per person is required at the
                                                                                                                          time of booking.




 &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge




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 Matemwe Main Lodge & Retreat                                                                                                                                         Top: Msambweni Beach House
                                                                                                                                                                      Bottom: Kipungani Explorer



                                                   Extensions
 MOMBASA                                                                   LAMU
 Tanzania Royal & Mombasa                                                  Tanzania Royal & Lamu                                                                      HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                                      • Light aircraft flights to Manyara and Serengeti
                                                                           Day 8 – Fly to Arusha and fly to Nairobi. Met on arrival                                     to minimise travelling time
 Day 8 – Fly to Arusha and connect with flight to
 Mombasa via Nairobi. Transfer to your chosen hotel for                    and transferred for overnight stay at the Nairobi Serena                                   • First-class accommodation in small, luxury
 six nights.                                                               Hotel.
                                                                                                                                                                        camps
 Day 14 – Fly Mombasa to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane                       Day 9 – Transfer to Nairobi Wilson airport for light                                       • Three very different parks
 change).                                                                  aircraft flight to Lamu. Spend the next five nights at your
                                                                           chosen accommodation. (b)                                                                  • Fabulous wildlife spotting opportunities

                                                                           Day 14 – Light aircraft flight from Lamu to Wilson
 ZANZIBAR                                                                  airport, Nairobi. Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for
 Tanzania Royal & Zanzibar                                                 your overnight flight to Heathrow.                                                         WHAT’S INCLUDED
                                                                                                                                                                      • Expert driver/guides
 Day 8 – Fly to Arusha and connect with flight to Zanzibar                                                                                                            • Includes 6 breakfasts (b), 7 lunches (l)
 with Precision Air. Transfer to your chosen hotel for six
 nights.
                                                                                SERENGETI BALLOONING OPTION                                                             & 6 dinners (d)
                                                                                                                                                                      • Guaranteed window seat
 Day 14 – Fly Zanzibar to Heathrow via Nairobi (plane
 change).
                                                                                                                            £280
                                                                                                                          per person
                                                                                                                              when
 Extensions to Mauritius, Seychelles and Rwanda are possible.
                                                                                                                          pre-booked
                                                                                                                           in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                    “    We have just returned from the most
                                                                                                                                                                      memorable, exciting, fantastic holiday
                                                                                                                                                                      we have ever been on. The hotels were
                                                                                                                                  Call
                                                                                                                        020 8423 3000
                                                                                                                                                                      excellent along with the food.
                                                                                                                                                                      Pamela Cleaver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ”
                                                                                                                        for conditions



  TANZANIA ROYAL – 6 nights                        2009                                              2010
                                                  01 Oct-   31 Oct-   15 Dec-   20 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   07 Jan-   28 Feb-    31 Mar-   30 Apr-   31 May-   15 Jun-   30 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   31 Aug-   30 Sep-   10 Nov-
                                                  30 Oct    14 Dec    19 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    06 Jan    27 Feb    30 Mar     29 Apr    30 May     14 Jun   29 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug    30 Aug    29 Sep    09 Nov    30 Nov
  Kenya Airways                                   5225      3913      4331      5732      5369      5274      4494      3343         n/a     3748      4437      5201      5363      5936      5483      5321      4497      3813
  Safari + Mombasa – 12 nights                    01 Oct-   31 Oct-   15 Dec-   20 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   07 Jan-   28 Feb-    31 Mar-   30 Apr-   25 May-   31 May-   15 Jun-   30 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   30 Sep-   10 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                   30 Oct    14 Dec    19 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    06 Jan    27 Feb    30 Mar     29 Apr    24 May    30 May     14 Jun   29 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug     29 Sep   09 Nov    30 Nov
  + The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses                6136      4848      5278      6679      6245      6125      5345      4195         n/a     4456      4456      5145      5909      6251      6824      6370      5384      4700
  + Tijara                                        6208      5227      5873      7274      6579      6330      5550      4400         n/a     4642      4642      5331      6448      6610      7183      6729      5553      4870
  + Msambweni Beach House                         6316      5634      6052      7453      6847      6406      5626      4476         n/a      n/a      4881      5570      6334      6496      7112      6659      5629      4946
  Safari + Zanzibar – 12 nights                   01 Oct-   31 Oct-   14 Dec-   20 Dec-   25 Dec-   07 Jan-   28 Feb-   20 Mar-    31 Mar-   30 Apr-   25 May-   31 May-   15 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   31 Aug-   30 Sep-   10 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                   30 Oct    13 Dec    19 Dec    24 Dec    06 Jan    27 Feb    19 Mar    30 Mar     29 Apr    24 May    30 May     14 Jun    18 Jul   18 Aug    30 Aug    29 Sep    09 Nov    30 Nov
  + The Z Hotel                                   5712      4479      5056      6428      5997      5049      3851      3821         n/a      n/a      4303      4992      5971      6544      6090      5928      5052      4368
  + Matemwe Bungalows                             6517      5086      5623      7024      6579      5626      4476       n/a         n/a      n/a      4881      5570      6661      7234      6780      6618      5794      4946
  + Diamonds Dream Of Zanzibar                    5915      4686      5425      6826      6409      5346      4196      4166         n/a     4405      4405      5094      6216      6789      6286      6075      5252      4568
  Safari + 1 nt Nairobi + Lamu – 12 nights        01 Oct-   31 Oct-   15 Dec-   20 Dec-   25 Dec-   07 Jan-   20 Feb-   28 Feb-    25 Mar-   31 Mar-   23 Jun-   30 Jun-   15 Jul-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   21 Sep-   30 Sep-   10 Nov-
  Kenya Airways                                   30 Oct    14 Dec    19 Dec    24 Dec    06 Jan    19 Feb    27 Feb    24 Mar     30 Mar    22 Jun    29 Jun     14 Jul   18 Jul    18 Aug    20 Sep    29 Sep    09 Nov    30 Nov
  + Kiwayu Safari Village                         7162      6129      6547      7948      7530      6362      6012      4773        4744      n/a       n/a       n/a      6971      7544      7090      7129      6365      5681
  + Manday Bay                                    7029      5898      6316      7827      7490      6627      6627      5476        5446      n/a      7533      7695      7695      8268      7815      7473      6630      5946
  + Kipungani Explorer                            6381      5148      5694      7095      6412      5548      5548      4398         n/a      n/a      6368      6530      6530      7103      6649      6428      5664      4868
  Single supplements on request. Child Price: on request.




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                                           Southern Tanzania Explorer                                                                         From £3420

                                                             1 night Dar es Salaam (Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel) – 2 nights Ruaha (Jongomero Camp) – 3 nights Selous (Selous Safari Camp)

                                                       Combining two remote, untouched, vast areas of Selous and Ruaha, this safari offers a great introduction to Southern
                                                       Tanzania.

                                                       Ruaha National Park is a remote bastion of spectacular wilderness, undisturbed wildlife, and breathtaking scenery. For the
                             • Nairobi
                                                       intrepid bush lover and the avid safari explorer, a trip to Ruaha is uniquely rewarding.
                           •Tarangire
                             • Arusha                  Selous is Africa’s largest protected wildlife reserve. Due to its remote location, and because it is mostly easily accessible only
                                                       by small aircraft, the Selous Game Reserve has remained one of the untouched gems of Tanzania’s national parks and game
               Ruaha •
                                 • Dar es Salaam       reserves.
                             • Selous
                                                       In short, a game-watcher’s ultimate holiday with intimate camps in superb locations. Electricity and hot water are powered
                                                       by solar panels.




                                                                          Day 1 Daily Heathrow–Dar es Salaam                             mighty Rufiji River. The tents, on raised wooden
                                                                          Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to                platforms, offer views of the lake or the river. Afternoon
                                                                          Nairobi.                                                       game activity. Overnight: Selous Safari Camp. (b,l,d)

                                                                          Day 2 Dar es Salaam                                            Days 6-7 Selous Game Reserve
                                                                          On arrival connect with your onward flight to Dar es           Morning and late afternoon game activities. Overnight:
                                                                          Salaam. Transfer to Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel.                Selous Safari Camp. (b,l,d)

                                                                          Day 3 Ruaha National Park                                      Day 8 Beach or Heathrow
                                                                          Fly by light aircraft to Ruaha National Park (via Selous).     After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for a scheduled
                                                                          On arrival transfer to your tented camp situated on the        flight by light aircraft to Arusha (approximately
                                                                          banks of the Jongomero River at the edge of Ruaha              1 hour). Met on arrival and transferred to a local
                                                                          National Park. The camp is located at the heart of a           restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon transfer to
                                                                          pristine area with curious rock formations and rich            Kilimanjaro airport for your flight to Nairobi, then
                                                                          vegetation. The spacious suites are furnished with             proceed with your chosen extension (as page 39), or
                                                                          comfortable, elegant furniture which allow guests to           return to Heathrow. (b,l)
                                                                          relax. Each of the eight roomy tents has an en suite
                                                                          bathroom and spacious front verandah ensuring                  Light aircraft baggage allowance: 15kgs
                                                                          maximum privacy with views. Afternoon game activity.
                                                                          Overnight: Jongomero Camp. (b,l,d)                             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.
                                                                          Day 4 Ruaha National Park
                                                                          Morning and afternoon game activities. Overnight:              Children aged 7 and below are not permitted on this safari.
                                                                          Jongomero Camp. (b,l,d)
                                                                                                                                         This safari does not operate from mid March to end of May.
                                                                          Day 5 Selous Game Reserve
                                                                          After breakfast, light aircraft flight to the Selous Game      A non-refundable deposit of £650 per person is required at the
                                                                          Reserve. Transfer to your camp, set on the banks of the        time of booking.

 Selous Safari Camp

     SOUTHERN TANZANIA EXPLORER – 6 nights – Kenya Airways
      2009                                          2010
     01 Oct-     26 Oct-    13 Dec-      15 Dec-   25 Dec-       02 Jan   03 Jan    04 Jan     05 Jan    06 Jan-   10 Mar-   30 May-   25 Jun      26 Jun      27 Jun      28 Jun-     19 Jul-     19 Aug-
     25 Oct      12 Dec     14 Dec       24 Dec    01 Jan                                                09 Mar    29 May     24 Jun                                        18 Jul     18 Aug       25 Oct
     4086        3941        4175        4593      4203          4058     3913       3769      3624      3479        n/a      3420     3564        3709        3854        4143         4716        4263
     SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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 Tailor-made                             Flexible travel arrangements to suit your needs.




 Staggering choice                                              Private Journeys
 At Somak many East African holidays we sell are custom         Unless highlighted as an ‘exclusive’ journey, the safaris
 made by you, with help and advice from us. That way you        and tours in this brochure are operated for groups, which
 can ensure that every day of your holiday is spent doing the   means that you will be sharing the experience with other
 things you want to do. In this brochure you will find a        guests. However, all of our safaris and tours can be
 staggering choice of hotels, lodges and game parks.            operated as private journeys, for any number of people, at
                                                                an additional supplement. The itinerary will be the same as
 Highlights                                                     featured, and can normally be operated at a time of your
 The choice of accommodation in Kenya and Tanzania is           choosing, subject to flight schedules and the opening/
 vast. We hope that we can help to 'narrow down' that           closing times of game reserves or sites. Please call us for
 choice for you, by bringing you our best selection within      more details and prices.
 this brochure. Here are some of our favourites:
                                                                Tailor-made Holidays
 At Giraffe Manor (page 50) you can feed and photograph         The possibilities Somak offer for luxurious escapes,
 giraffes at close range; it is an amazing experience. Or you   adventure and cultural insights are not confined to the
 may enjoy the unique Cottars 1920's Camp (page 52),            pages of this brochure. If you do not find your ideal
 which recalls an era of luxury and quality. There are          holiday within these pages, we will be happy to draw on
 panoramic views and endless opportunities to see game.         our experience of the countries in our portfolio to ‘tailor’
 Porini Camps (pages 54, 56 & 60) are popular because           an itinerary to your individual needs.
 they have made a strong commitment to responsible
 tourism.                                                       Wider choices
                                                                The abundance of ideas in this brochure is sure to inspire
 Further south in Tanzania there is a range of appealing
                                                                you in designing your own holiday. Also, why not log on
 accommodation. Arusha Coffee Lodge (page 61) is found
                                                                to our website – www.somak.co.uk – which showcases
 in the endless acres of Tanzania's largest coffee plantation
                                                                our ever-increasing portfolio of imaginative holiday
 and offers luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and
                                                                options? If you are looking for something slightly unusual,
 roaring fires. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge (page 63)
                                                                such as a particular location, itinerary, activity or
 enjoys a spectacular setting on the edge of the Mto Wa
                                                                combination of countries which does not appear in our
 Mbu escarpment. Here the circular, closely thatched rooms
                                                                brochure or on our website, our tailor-made department
 were inspired by the traditional Masai 'boma' style of
                                                                will be happy to investigate the possibilities.
 construction.

 Gibbs Farm (page 65) in the Ngorongoro is an old colonial      Somak Holidays arranged a twin-centre holiday for Janet
 farmhouse with heavily forested slopes of the highlands as     and Steve Humphreys who said:
 a backdrop. A real chance to experience rural Africa.

 Create your own multi-centre holiday
                                                                “  We shall not hesitate to recommend you to our friends
                                                                and family. What an excellent company. You took care of us
 Most visitors to East Africa want to visit more than one of    from start to finish, and very professionally too. Thank you
 the many fascinating destinations and Somak makes this
 easy for you. Many opt for a safari and beach combination
                                                                so much for a wonderful holiday.
                                                                                                 ”
 with either Mombasa (pages 72-82), Lamu (pages 83-84),
 Zanzibar (pages 84-94), Seychelles or Mauritius.




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     Nairobi

 Giraffe Manor   CONNOISSEUR
                 COLLECTION    From £290
                                             Giraffe Manor is an elegant, personally hosted, small and exclusive hotel, famous for its resident herd of
                                             giraffes. It offers a rich blend of comfortable accommodation and highly trained, friendly staff, as well as
                                             one of Nairobi’s finest kitchens. Giraffe Manor is surrounded by 140 acres of indigenous forest just outside
                                             Nairobi. As well as the giraffe, the property is also home to many species of birds, large families of warthogs
                                             and the elusive bushbuck.

                                             LOCATION: 12 miles from Nairobi city centre.

                                             FACILITIES: Enjoy the new Formal English Garden where guests can relax and enjoy some outdoor living.

                                             ACCOMMODATION: A limited number of guests can stay at Giraffe Manor, which is quite grand but not
                                             at all overwhelming. The house comprises six bedrooms, each named after resident giraffes (past and
                                             present). Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom, some are double, some are twin. The sixth room is a
                                             family suite which can sleep a family of five and is also suitable for the less mobile.

                                             BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included, wine with lunch and dinner, laundry services and
                                             entrance to Giraffe Centre. Don’t miss breakfast, the ultimate theatre is revealed when the giraffes
                                             approach the sun room and interact with guests from the breakfast table.

                                             TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 40 minutes from Nairobi airport.

                                             Please note check in time is strictly from 11.00am onwards and check out at 10.00am.
                                             Giraffe Manor is closed 15 April – 15 May.



 House of Waine                  From £136
                                             The House of Waine blends the elegance of gracious living with the spirit of modern Africa in an
                                             exclusive and serene setting, in 2.5 beautiful acres of land. Personalised, friendly service and excellent
                                             cuisine is an added attraction of this small hotel.

                                             LOCATION: Situated in Karen, within easy reach of many of the local attractions such as Karen Blixen
                                             Museum, Giraffe Centre and Nairobi National Park.

                                             FACILITIES: Meals are served in various locations on the property, the breakfast terrace, the dining
                                             terrace, dining room, a pool pavilion, lounge or in the garden. On request, traditional Kenyan food can
                                             be prepared for those wishing to sample local fare. There is a bar and a heated swimming pool.

                                             ACCOMMODATION: 11 individually styled, air-conditioned rooms with marble bathrooms (9 rooms
                                             have shower & bath, 2 rooms have bath only). All rooms have television, mini bar, safe, hairdryer,
                                             tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary pastries daily (2 adults).

                                             BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.

                                             TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Nairobi airport.




 Macushla House                   From £75
                                             A welcome alternative to the city hotels, providing the amenities of a hotel yet the warmth and
                                             character of a private home. The lodge is set in the forested outskirts of Nairobi amongst natural
                                             gardens teaming with indigenous flora and bird life.

                                             The terrace and swimming pool is the ideal spot for guests to relax, or alternatively, take an excursion
                                             to one of the nearby attractions.

                                             LOCATION: Situated in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, Kenya.

                                             FACILITIES: Offers a dining room and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and excursions to
                                             the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and Nairobi National Park.

                                             ACCOMMODATION: 6 rooms with en suite bathroom. Standard rooms (2 adults and 1 child).

                                             BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.

                                             TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 40 minutes from Nairobi airport.




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                                                                                                                 Nairobi

  Nairobi Serena Hotel                                                 From £76
  Justly famed for its superlative standards of efficiency, service and hospitality, the elegantly
  sophisticated Nairobi Serena Hotel is a member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World' and the proud
  flagship of the Serena Hotels' group of world-class hotels.

  LOCATION: Set amongst extensive tropical gardens, overlooking the gentle green avenues of Central
  Park and commanding a panoramic view over the glittering towers of central Nairobi, the Serena
  Hotel enjoys one of the finest locations in the city.

  FACILITIES: The Mandhari Restaurant offers a delicious choice of cuisine in fabulous surroundings.
  Café Maghreb is an all-day Moroccan-styled café and the three bars offer international labels, fine
  wines, local drinks and cocktails. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, health club, jacuzzi, steam
  bath, sauna, gym, massage, hair salon & gift shop. Complimentary golf facilities are available nearby.

  ACCOMMODATION: 183 air-conditioned rooms with bathroom, satellite TV, mini bar, safe and
  tea/coffee making facilities (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Nairobi airport.




  Fairmont Norfolk Hotel                                                   From £76
  Historic Tudor-style hotel in garden setting, renowned for personal service. The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel
  is part of Kenya's history. Built in the early 1900s, it has kept pace with the times and offers quiet,
  elegant comfort and cuisine of the highest standards. The Hotel has recently undergone a major
  refurbishment.

  LOCATION: Set in tranquil gardens, the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel is only a short distance from the city
  centre.

  FACILITIES: Offers two restaurants, two bars and a tea room. Leisure facilities include an outdoor
  heated swimming pool, health club, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms.

  ACCOMMODATION: 165 air-conditioned rooms and suites are luxuriously furnished with plush
  carpeting and marble en suite bathroom with separate shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, mini bar and safe.
  Fairmont rooms (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Nairobi airport.




  Holiday Inn                                  From £65
  Renowned for its traditional warmth and hospitality, The Holiday Inn offers a full range of services and
  facilities. Built in 1945, it has been extensively refurbished to provide modern facilities, yet retains the
  understated charm and elegance of yesteryear.

  LOCATION: Situated in a popular shopping and residential suburb close to the city centre.

  FACILITIES: Offers two restaurants and two bars. Leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, a health &
  fitness centre, sauna, beauty salon and gift shop.

  ACCOMMODATION: 171 air-conditioned rooms with private bath, TV, radio, telephone and tea/coffee
  making facilities (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Nairobi airport.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
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     Masai Mara

 &Beyond Bateleur Camp           CONNOISSEUR
                                 COLLECTION      From £370
                                                   Set on the fringes of a riverine forest, overlooking the vast, game-filled plains of the Mara, this tented
                                                   camp offers world-class style in the African bush. In addition to an excellent year-round concentration
                                                   of animals, Kichwa Tembo lies directly in the path of Africa's spectacular Great Migration of hundreds
                                                   of thousands of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti, Tanzania, to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This
                                                   is indeed nature at her most theatrical, offering an unsurpassed African wildlife experience.

                                                   LOCATION: Situated at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment on the western border of the Masai Mara
                                                   Reserve in southwestern Kenya.

                                                   FACILITIES: A butler will serve delicious Pan-African cuisine in the dining area, on the verandah or in a
                                                   romantic setting under the stars. Bush breakfasts, sundowners and candlelit dinners offer an
                                                   unforgettable experience of the African bush. Leisure facilities include a lap pool, curio shop, game drives,
                                                   night game drives, guided nature walks, Masai community visits and lectures and hot air ballooning.

                                                   ACCOMMODATION: 18 tents, 9 in each intimate camp, with a shower and a private deck.

                                                   BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits, beer, tea and
                                                   coffee and laundry.




 Cottars 1920s   CONNOISSEUR
                 COLLECTION    From £340
                                                   Drawing on eighty years of safari service, the Cottar family provide guests with the highest standards
                                                   of personalised and professional guiding.

                                                   Recalling an era of luxury and quality, this camp returns to the original spirit and essence of 'safari'. It
                                                   is reminiscent of a golden era – an era of romance, professional guiding, adventure and elegance, in a
                                                   timelessly unspoiled setting with panoramic views and boundless game.

                                                   LOCATION: Situated in an extensive and exclusive concession between the Masai Mara, Serengeti and
                                                   Loliondo reserves where a few Purko Maasai clan roam.

                                                   FACILITIES: Offers a dining tent, bush meals and sundowners. Leisure facilities include a swimming
                                                   pool, day & night game drives, guided bush walks, river swimming, river fishing and massage.

                                                   ACCOMMODATION: 6 canvas tents which are spacious and luxuriously furnished, have private en suite
                                                   bathroom, dressing room and verandah (2 adults). 4 family suites featuring 2 rooms with solid
                                                   bathroom walls, running hot & cold water, a fireplace with cushioned seating and a private lawn are
                                                   also available (4 adults).

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




 Governors’ Il Moran Camp          CONNOISSEUR
                                   COLLECTION    From £223                     WEDDINGS
                                                   This camp is for those who are seeking that extra bit of luxury by adding touches that make it the top
                                                   of the range safari accommodation. The atmosphere is of an original hunting camp that is hidden
                                                   under ancient trees, deep in the forest.

                                                   LOCATION: Situated in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve with tents strategically sited in the
                                                   shade of old African fig trees, all overlooking the Mara River.

                                                   FACILITIES: An elegant dining tent with views over the Mara River and an open bar. Leisure facilities
                                                   include health spa, game drives, game walks, hot air balloon safaris and visits to the Masai village.

                                                   ACCOMMODATION: 10 spacious tents with stunning beds that are handmade from specially selected
                                                   wood taken from ancient olive trees. Large en suite bathrooms with lovely big showers and a Victorian
                                                   bath and an extended verandah (2 adults and 1 child).

                                                   BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer and house wine.




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                                                                                                                                   Masai Mara

  Rekero Camp                                            From £295
  Amidst the teeming mass of wildlife, this mobile camp is ideally situated for the annual migration of
  wildebeest & zebra from the Serengeti through the Masai Mara in Kenya. Their team of professional
  Masai safari guides and camp crew have worked together for years, providing guests with an in-depth
  and truly memorable Masai Mara experience.

  LOCATION: Situated in the midst of the Masai Mara Conservation Area on Talek River.

  FACILITIES: Offers a large dining tent, sitting area, picnics and sundowners. Leisure facilities include
  game drives, guided bush walks, hot air balloon safari, day trip to Lake Victoria for fishing and scenic
  flights over Masai Mara.

  ACCOMMODATION: 7 tents with en suite bathroom with safari shower (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, house wines, beers and soft drinks included.

  Note: The camp is closed in April and May.




  Kicheche Mara Camp/Kicheche Bush Camp                                                                                From £223
  Choose from two luxury tented camps. Both are intimate bush camps, unfenced and offering stunning
  views. Here there is a world of majestic animals, dazzling birds, sweeping grasslands, flat-topped trees and
  breathtaking sunsets.
  LOCATION: Bush Camp: Olare Orok Conservancy (created from Koiyaki Group Ranch lands) bordering the
  Masai Mara Reserve. Mara Camp: On the Aitong Plains in the northern Koiyaki Lemek region of the famous
  Masai Mara.
  FACILITIES: Alfresco dining, lounge, dining tent and a bar. Leisure facilities include game drives and
  walking safaris. Village visits, school visits, hot air balloon flights and Lake Victoria excursions are offered.
  ACCOMMODATION: Bush Camp: 6 tents with en suite bucket shower, a private sitting area and a large
  bedroom (2 adults and 1 child). Mara Camp: 11 spacious tents with en suite bathroom with shower,
  verandah and hammocks (2 adults and 2 children).
  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner, drinks (wines, beers, sodas & local spirits – excluding
  Champagne); unlimited game-viewing drives and bush walks and laundry.
  Camps closed as follows: Bush Camp: 15 Nov-14 Dec 2009 and April and May 2010 inclusive. Mara Camp:
  April and May.

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  FREE NIGHTS: Stay 3 nights and get 1 night free, offer valid for all stays started and completed: 1-14 Dec 09.



                                                                                                  Kicheche Bush Camp
  Fairmont Mara Safari Club                                                          From £214
  A convenient base from which to discover the Masai Mara. The camp is tucked away peacefully in the
  northwest corner and surrounded on three sides by the Mara River filled with hippos and crocodiles.

  LOCATION: Set in the Ol-Choro Oiroua Conservation Area, bordering the Masai Mara Game Reserve,
  at the foot of the Aitong Hills.

  FACILITIES: Offers a main dining room, lounge, a pool bar and outdoor dining in the boma, with musical
  entertainment on selected nights. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, massage,
  nightly activities of wildlife lectures and traditional dancing.

  ACCOMMODATION: 51 tents all with four poster beds, en suite bathroom, hairdryer, safe and
  verandahs overlooking the river. Riverfront tent (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.




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     Masai Mara

 Karen Blixen Camp           From £198
                                     Offering an authentic 'yesteryear' experience for visitors wishing to gain that little extra from their
                                     safari. Set on the banks of the Mara River where zebras, elephants and hippos come to drink
                                     throughout the day. Long gone are the days when staying in a tented camp meant roughing it.

                                     You will find that the Karen Blixen Camp experience is a step back in time with the luxury of today.

                                     LOCATION: Situated on the border of the Masai Mara Reserve, in the exclusive Mara North
                                     Conservancy, with the great Mara plains behind the camp.

                                     FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant and an open home style bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool,
                                     wellness treatments offered by the resident masseuse and day and night game drives.

                                     ACCOMMODATION: 22 spacious tents (2 adults and 2 children) set on large mahogany platforms –
                                     each with outdoor shower and verandah from which one can enjoy an afternoon siesta or take in the
                                     wonderful surroundings. The tents are comfortably furnished for the ultimate camping luxury. 19 tents
                                     are placed along the riverbank, whilst 3 units are situated on raised platforms offering incredible views
                                     of the area.

                                     BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.




 Main Governors’ Camp/Little Governors’ Camp                                  From £172                       WEDDINGS
                                     The setting is magical. So much so that almost a century ago it was reserved, exclusively, for Kenya’s
                                     colonial governors and their royal visitors. The camp is nestled along the winding banks of the Mara
                                     River, home to substantial herds of elephants, hippos and buffaloes, whilst also providing home for
                                     the herds of migrating zebras and wildebeest. The nearby plains are the classical image of savannah
                                     Africa, dotted with acacia trees and fringed by the inspiring Siria escarpment.

                                     LOCATION: Situated in the west of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

                                     FACILITIES: Offers a dining tent and open bar. Leisure facilities include health spa, game drives,
                                     balloon safari, game walks, visits to the Masai village or local school, curio shop, day excursions to
                                     Mfangano Island Camp and Lake Victoria.

                                     ACCOMMODATION: Main Governors’ Camp consists of 37 tents and Little Governors’ Camp consists
                                     of 17 tents. Both feature en suite bathrooms with showers and private verandahs.

                                     BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.




                                  Little Governors’



 Porini Lion Camp           From £250
                                     This eco-friendly camp is located in an exclusive 20,000-acre conservancy. There are no minibuses
                                     allowed and the number of vehicles are controlled, giving you an authentic safari experience, away
                                     from the crowds.

                                     This expansive conservancy is home to an abundance of animals including the big cats for which the
                                     Mara is famous, and is the ideal base from which to view the wildebeest migration.

                                     LOCATION: Situated near the Masai Mara game reserve in the Olare Orok Conservancy.

                                     FACILITIES: Offers a central mess tent, which serves as the dining and lounge area. In the evenings
                                     clients can enjoy a drink with hors d'oeuvres on the verandah or around the camp fire. Home baked
                                     bread, fresh salads and high quality meals are prepared and served by the camp chef. Leisure facilities
                                     include day and night game drives in open-sided 4x4 vehicles with quality guides, a day in the Masai
                                     Mara National Reserve, escorted walks and sundowners.

                                     ACCOMMODATION: 10 tents with en suite bathroom with safari shower (2 adults and 1 child).

                                     BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water, soft drinks, gin & tonics, beer & house wine.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
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                                                                                                                   Samburu

  Ashnil Samburu Camp                                                   From £185                       WEDDINGS
  In a perfect position on the river bank, this camp is a wonderful choice for your stay in Kenya. Set
  south of Ewaso Nyiro River, in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Samburu, a stay here gives you
  unrivalled access to game viewing. The waters of the great Ewaso Nyiro River draw wildlife in great
  numbers to its banks, creating an oasis of green. This is spectacular country, set against a backdrop
  of the mighty Mount Ol Olokwe. The camp is home to just 24 luxury tents, all circular, and carefully
  spread throughout the lush ground. A lovely pool is a welcome place to cool off.

  LOCATION: In Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Samburu along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.

  FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant, bar and a verandah deck overlooking the river. Leisure facilities
  include an outdoor pool, guided nature walks and massage.

  ACCOMMODATION: 24 twin/double tents with fan, private shower room, safe and terrace.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

          MUCH MORE
  HONEYMOONERS: Receive wild flowers, a bottle of sparkling wine, a cake presented by staff (with a
  song and dance) plus one meal in private on tent balcony – weather permitting.




  Larsens Camp                                         From £183
  Larsens Camp, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is set on lush lawns on the banks of the
  Ewaso Nyiro River. Larsens Camp is a boutique tented camp with casual colonial elegance and a
  surprising degree of comfort.

  Embraced by tranquillity and nature, the river is the perfect stage for an endless pageant of wildlife –
  elephants rolling and trumpeting in the shallows, timid impalas nervously drinking and baboons and
  vervet monkeys swinging through the canopy of trees.

  LOCATION: Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve, and on the
  border of the old Northern Frontier Province.

  FACILITIES: Offers a dining room serving sumptuous dinners, a river front deck for breakfasts & lunch
  and a bar lounge. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, game drives, Samburu dancing,
  bird walks, Eseriani Spa and a gift shop.

  ACCOMMODATION: 20 airy tents decorated in chic style, with en suite bathroom with a shower
  (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.




  Elephant Bedroom Camp                                                      From £170
  Surrounded by doum palms and other beautiful indigenous trees and shrubs, sits this small and
  exclusive camp, all furnished in rustic African style while offering all the comforts expected of a luxury
  Camp.

  Huge herds of elephants, prides of lions or the solitary leopard, amongst other game, are regular
  visitors around the camp providing excellent game viewing in a spectacular scenic background of
  rugged rolling hills.

  LOCATION: Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve.

  FACILITIES: Offers a dining area and lounge serving alfresco breakfasts, candlelit gourmet dinners set
  either under the African sky or inside the well appointed dining area. Leisure facilities include game
  drives, bush walking safari, lecture by Samburu Naturalist, sundowners, bush breakfast and lunch.

  ACCOMMODATION: 12 tents with en suite bathroom and large verandah (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & afternoon tea/coffee included. Drinks package available at a
  supplement.




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     Amboseli

 Tortilis Camp           From £215
                                       Tortilis Camp is named after the tortilis acacia tree and is a charming rustic tented camp built into the
                                       side of a hill, facing the foothills of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. The friendly staff, drawn
                                       from the local Masai community, are dedicated to offering a truly memorable stay.

                                       LOCATION: Situated on the edge of Amboseli National Game Reserve, on the southern border of
                                       Kenya.

                                       FACILITIES: Offers a dining area, bush breakfasts, hilltop sundowners and delicious recipes taken from
                                       the family cookbook, served with fresh salads and herbs grown in the camp. Leisure facilities include a
                                       swimming pool, game drives, bush walk and massage.

                                       ACCOMMODATION: 17 spacious tents each with an en suite bathroom with shower and large
                                       verandah (2 adults and 1 child). A family tent (4 adults) is also available.

                                       BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine & non-luxury spirits included.



                                               MUCH MORE
                                       FREE MASSAGE: Receive 1 complimentary, 30 min massage per room per stay. Valid until 19 Dec 2009.




 Amboseli Porini Camp            From £184
                                       In the heart of Masailand, Selenkay Conservancy is an important dispersal area for wildlife moving in
                                       and out of Amboseli, which holds a wide diversity of species.

                                       The eco-friendly camp is small and purposefully built on the lines of a traditional safari camp, offering
                                       the opportunity to get close to nature and away from the crowds.

                                       LOCATION: Situated in the private 15,000 acre Selenkay Conservancy, near the northern boundary of
                                       Amboseli National Park.

                                       FACILITIES: Offers an outdoor dining area and a central mess which also serves as the lounge area. In
                                       the evening clients can enjoy drinks with hors d'oeuvres around the camp fire, taking in the starlit
                                       African sky. Activities include day and night game drives in open sided 4x4s with high quality guides, a
                                       day in Amboseli National Park, escorted bush walks, visits to a traditional Masai village and sundowners
                                       with views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

                                       ACCOMMODATION: 9 spacious tents with en suite bathroom with safari shower (2 adults and 1 child).

                                       BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water, soft drinks, gin & tonics, beer & house wine
                                       included.




 Amboseli Serena Lodge               From £55
                                       Framed against the glorious backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, surrounded by
                                       miles of rolling grasslands, patrolled by vast herds of elephants, this traditional, yet luxurious lodge is
                                       a safari destination of a lifetime.

                                       LOCATION: Nestled in the foothills of Kilimanjaro, hidden beneath a copse of giant acacia trees and
                                       beside a gently flowing natural spring, lies this magnificent lodge.

                                       FACILITIES: Offers a dining room with a selection of international menus, buffets and barbeques, a bar
                                       and lounge. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, sundowners, traditional feasts,
                                       tribal dancing and visits to the traditional manyattas of the Amboseli Masai.

                                       ACCOMMODATION: 92 beautifully appointed rooms with bath/shower facilities (2 adults and 1 child).
                                       Also on offer are family rooms and suites.

                                       BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.




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                                                                                                                Rift Valley

  Chui Lodge                                       From £240
  The lodge, set in the privately-owned 20,000 acres Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary, is an elusive and
  exquisite paradise, nestled in a grove of euphorbia trees, overlooking a waterhole with the dramatic
  Mau Escarpment as a backdrop. The sanctuary plays host to a diverse number of mammalian and avian
  species including white rhino, leopard, caracal, buffalo, lesser kudu, cheetah, grevy's zebra, oryx and a
  large number of plains game.

  LOCATION: Just above the shores of Lake Naivasha within the Great Rift Valley.

  FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, lounge bar, sundowners and bush breakfasts. Lunches can be
  arranged on the lawn outside. Leisure facilities include a heated swimming pool, day and night game
  drives in the sanctuary exclusive to guests, bush walks on the lake shores, boat trips and fishing on the
  hippo-filled lake, bird watching or a visit to the Oserian Flower Farm, one of the largest growers and
  producers of 'cut flowers' in the world!

  ACCOMMODATION: 5 exclusive luxury cottages with en suite bathroom and verandah, and 3 luxury
  suite cottages with en suite bathroom and verandah (2 adults and 2 children).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, mineral water, house wines & beer included.
  Champagne, spirits and special wines are not included.




  Loldia House                                        From £195
  Nestling under the acacia and wild fig trees on the green western shores of Lake Naivasha, the present
  Loldia House was constructed by Italian prisoners of war from stone quarried on the farm. Built
  around a courtyard, its main archway frames a stunning view of the dormant volcano Mount
  Longonot.

  LOCATION: An old farmhouse on a ranch in the northwestern part of Lake Naivasha.

  FACILITIES: Offers a dining room in old colonial style and a lounge. Leisure facilities include golf,
  tennis, day and night game drives, horse riding, boat rides on Lake Naivasha, boat rides to Crescent
  Island, fishing, walking safaris, bird watching, cultural visits and day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park.

  ACCOMMODATION: 8 rooms with en suite bathroom with shower. A double room in the top cottage
  features an outside bathroom (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.




  Mbweha Camp                                          From £123
  Comfortable, authentic and unique, the camp is hidden in a grove of euphorbia cactus with over 300
  species of birds and is home to the majority of plains game such as elands, warthogs, zebras, leopards,
  gazelles, waterbucks, impalas, hyenas, dik diks, buffaloes, giraffes, aardvarks, baboons and flamingoes.
  Mbweha Camp renders one of the most fascinating experiences with its natural sanctuary of fauna and
  great variety of wildlife.

  LOCATION: Set in the private Congreve Conservancy next to the Nakuru National Park.

  FACILITIES: Offers a lounge, a sunken bush restaurant serving a choice of tasty, freshly prepared meals.
  The bar stocks a variety of cocktails and offers regular entertainment. Leisure facilities include day and
  night game drives, educational bush and nature walks, bike ride, hiking, bush dinners, bush
  sundowners, hot air balloon rides and gliding.

  ACCOMMODATION: 10 cottages, which are made of local materials with an en suite shower and a
  private verandah. The comfortable cottages are decorated in an unusual fusion of Swahili and colonial
  décor.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Drinks package available at a supplement.




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     Aberdares/Laikipia

 Borana Lodge            From £422
                                     Rustic yet luxurious, this family run lodge is set on a vast, wildlife rich, working cattle ranch on the edge
                                     of Laikipia Plateau with panoramic views of Mount Kenya. Due to its location and altitude this lodge is
                                     close to a wide diversity of wildlife including lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, cheetahs, antelopes,
                                     wild dogs and bird species.

                                     LOCATION: Situated on a working 35,000 acre ranch in the Laikipia region of northern Kenya, just
                                     north of the equator, and not far from Mount Kenya.

                                     FACILITIES: Offers a dining room and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game viewing,
                                     horse riding, guided walks, biking, lake fishing, bird watching, curio shop and resident masseuse.

                                     ACCOMMODATION: 8 large tastefully furnished thatched cottage rooms with a private bath, fireplace
                                     and verandah (2 adults and 1 child).

                                     BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, house wines, beers & soft drinks included.

                                     Note: People with walking difficulties could find Borana hard to cope with as it is on quite a steep incline.
                                     The Borana Lodge is closed during November.




 Lewa Wilderness             From £305
                                     A delightful home amidst the natural beauty of the Lewa Conservancy, Lewa Wilderness has been
                                     providing luxury and hospitality to its guests for 30 years. With Mount Kenya in the background and
                                     mysterious Ol Olokwe on the edge of the Samburu to the north, Lewa Wilderness is beautifully situated
                                     on the edge of the wildlife rich Lewa Conservancy.

                                     LOCATION: Situated within one of Kenya's major private conservation successes, Lewa Downs, which
                                     can be found at the foot of Mt Kenya.

                                     FACILITIES: Offers an open-air dining room with a long banqueting table and a cosy sitting area. Leisure
                                     facilities include a salt water swimming pool, tennis, day and night game viewing on horseback or on
                                     camels, escorted bush walks, bird watching, visits to prehistoric sites, cultural visits with local
                                     communities and farm and craft tours.

                                     ACCOMMODATION: 9 comfortable, thatched cottages with en suite bathroom, fireplace and verandah
                                     (2 adults and 1 child).

                                     BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wines & bottled water with meals included.

                                     TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 45 minute flight from Wilson airport.

                                     Note: The ranch is closed during November.




 Loisaba Lodge & Star Beds            From £258
                                     A working cattle farm, in untamed bush, boasting views that extend for hundreds of miles – to Mount
                                     Kenya, the Lolldaiga Hills and the Mathews Range. The Loisaba Lodge is situated at the edge of an
                                     escarpment overlooking the Laikipia Plateau. A twenty minute drive from Loisaba Lodge are the ‘Star Beds’,
                                     which provide a unique opportunity to sleep out on thatched platforms under the stars, and are hosted by
                                     local Masai.

                                     LOCATION: Situated on the border of Laikipia and Kenya’s rugged Northern Frontier District and only a few
                                     miles from the equator.

                                     FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, sundowners and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool with
                                     poolside bar, tennis court, croquet, spa and massage room, day and night game drives, guided bush walks,
                                     horse and camel riding, mountain biking, cultural visits, river rafting and river fishing (seasonal), quad
                                     biking, helicopter excursions and hot air balloon trips.

                                     ACCOMMODATION: 7 rooms with en suite bathrooms, set on the escarpment with a private deck. Kiboko
                                     Star Beds are located among a kopje of rocks in one of the eastern valleys overlooking the ‘Kiboko’
                                     waterhole. Koija star beds are situated over the river and are reached by footbridge from the opposite bank.

                                     BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wines, non-luxury spirits, horse and camel
                                     rides, night game drives and laundry are included. Champagne, special wines & luxury spirits are payable locally.

                                     Note: The Loisaba Lodge is closed during May. The Star Beds are closed during May and November.




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                                                                                                                          Aberdares/Laikipia

  Sabuk Lodge                                             From £258
  A remote luxury lodge in Laikipia overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River at a picturesque gorge. An
  entrancing haven set in 1500 acres, which is home to a variety of wildlife including dik-diks, giraffes,
  zebras, leopards, elephants, antelopes and wild dogs.

  LOCATION: Sabuk Lodge is perched high on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, in the Northern
  Frontier District, overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River.

  FACILITIES: Offers a main living area, dining room with excellent cuisine, a lounge and mezzanine
  library, with a dramatic deck overlooking the river below. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, game
  drives, horse riding, camel safaris, fly camp, fishing, nature walks guided by the local Laikipia Masai,
  bush breakfast, a hill top sundowner, or picnic lunches on the Ewaso Nyiro River.

  ACCOMMODATION: 6 open sided cottages (2 adults), each one unique in design and décor, have en
  suite bathrooms, with private verandahs facing out over the river gorge 150 feet below. Eagle cottage
  (4 adults) featuring a private pool, is also available.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  NOTE: Sabuk is closed in May.


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  SINGLE SAVER: No single supplement, valid until 19 December 2009.



  Elsa’s Kopje                 CONNOISSEUR
                               COLLECTION           From £242
  For many years Kenya's best kept secret, the untamed wilderness of Meru National Park is best explored
  from its hidden jewel – Elsa's Kopje. Made famous by the film 'Born Free' and George Adamson's lions, the
  lodge is invisible to the eye as you approach the kopje. Each of the 10 individually built cottages are
  luxuriously appointed, and here you'll find the ultimate 'room with a view'.

  LOCATION: Situated in Mughwango Hill, in Meru National Park.

  FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, lounge and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, massages, day &
  night game drives, bush walks, day excursions to the Tana River, line fishing and visits to the local Taraka village.

  ACCOMMODATION: 10 open-plan cottages with en suite bathrooms (2 adults and 1 child). Elsa's Private
  House (4 adults) features 2 double rooms with a shared sitting room, verandah and private swimming pool.
  The honeymoon suite (2 adults) features a 3-level room with a double bed.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wines, non-luxury spirits, guided walks,
  night game drives and laundry. Champagne, special wines and luxury spirits are at an additional cost.


           MUCH MORE
  FREE MASSAGE: Receive 1 complimentary, 30 min massage per room per stay, valid until 19 Dec 2009.
  SINGLE SAVER: No single supplement, valid until 19 Dec 2009.




  Kicheche Laikipia Camp                                                       From £223
  This high quality eco-camp overlooks a small waterhole in the centre of the conservancy. Guests are
  hosted by an experienced resident management couple.

  LOCATION: Situated in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

  FACILITIES: Excellent meals are prepared on site using an array of locally sourced produce. Dine alfresco
  during the day and in the evenings a fire is lit in the inter-connected lounge and dining tent. Leisure
  facilities include day/night game drives in a 4X4 vehicle, sundowners, guided bush walks, lion tracking,
  chimpanzee visits and optional horse riding excursions.

  ACCOMMODATION: 6 luxurious tents, all with en suite bathroom.(2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also included is mineral water, soft drinks, house wines,
  beer and laundry.

  The camp is closed during April and May.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
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     Aberdares/Laikipia

 Porini Rhino Camp          From £180
                                    The Camp is hidden in a secluded valley set amongst shady acacia trees on the banks of a seasonal river.
                                    The Camp is very environmentally-friendly with solar powered lighting and no generators.

                                    LOCATION: Situated in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

                                    FACILITIES: Offers outdoor dining where excellent food with home-baked bread, fresh salads and high
                                    quality meals are prepared by the camp chef, and served by the hospitable staff. Leisure facilities
                                    include day/night game drives in a 4X4 vehicle, sundowners, guided walks and visits to a chimpanzee
                                    sanctuary.

                                    ACCOMMODATION: 6 spacious tents, all with en suite bathroom. All tents have solar electric lights
                                    (2 adults and 1 child).

                                    BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also included is mineral water, soft drinks, house wines,
                                    beer and gin.




 Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club                     From £103
                                    With magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya, and set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, offering
                                    a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Set in manicured lawns, ornamental ponds,
                                    flowerbeds, this famous retreat exudes quiet elegance against a dramatic backdrop.

                                    LOCATION: Situated high on the slopes of Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest mountain.

                                    FACILITIES: Offers the main restaurant Tusks and two bars. Bush breakfasts and dinners can be
                                    arranged on the slopes of Mt Kenya at extra cost. Leisure facilities include an outdoor heated swimming
                                    pool, horseback riding, 9-hole golf course, lawn bowling and croquet, mountain biking and hiking,
                                    fishing excursions, bird walks, nature walks and white water rafting excursions.

                                    ACCOMMODATION: 120 rooms and suites all with en suite bathroom with separate rain shower,
                                    hairdryer, safe, tea/coffee making facilities, a fully stocked mini bar and wood-burning fireplaces.
                                    Fairmont rooms (2 adults), deluxe rooms (2 adults and 1 child). The suites (3 adults) feature a lounge,
                                    TV and private balcony or verandah and the William Holden Cottages are ideal for families or friends
                                    travelling together and offer a large lounge with fireplace, 2 bedrooms with private terrace and lawns

                                    BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Afternoon tea is also included.

                                    Note: Dress code is casual for breakfast and lunch. For dinner it is strictly smart casual, no shorts, mini-skirts,
                                    no sports gear or T-shirts. Long trousers are mandatory. Children can be served an early supper from
                                    6.30pm on request.



 Sweetwaters Tented Camp            From £50
                                    A sheltered oasis, designed to offer a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and uncompromising
                                    luxury, these tented camps are in a class of their own.

                                    This private reserve is set in the extensive savannah grasslands and riverine forests that border the
                                    Ewaso Nyiro River, offering the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya. Due to its private status, it also
                                    allows unforgettable pleasures such as night game drives, guided bush & bird walks and camel riding
                                    across its game-teaming plains.

                                    LOCATION: Situated within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in the Laikipia plains, with views of Mount
                                    Kenya.

                                    FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant with a combination of European, African and Asian dishes and two
                                    bars. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, gift shop, massage & beauty room, internet access,
                                    guided bush walks, night game drives, lion tracking, camel trekking cultural tours of local
                                    multicultural village (The Ereri) and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

                                    ACCOMMODATION: 39 luxuriously appointed tents with en suite bathroom, power outlet for
                                    hairdryer & private verandah with views over the waterhole (2 adults and 1 child).

                                    BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
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                                                                                                                   Arusha

  Arusha Coffee Lodge                           CONNOISSEUR
                                                COLLECTION         From £86
  Arusha Coffee Lodge lies cradled in the endless acres of Tanzania's largest coffee plantation.

  This exclusive boutique lodge has been designed around the farm's original plantation homes,
  radiating the warmth and invitation of a bygone era.

  Luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine, and roaring fires, beckon the most seasoned traveller.

  LOCATION: Situated on the western edge of Arusha town.

  FACILITIES: Offers a dining room which overlooks the pond and gardens. A casual pub-like bar and
  lounge with a fireplace is also available. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and game drives in
  Arusha National Park.

  ACCOMMODATION: 18 plantation houses with split level lounge areas, en suite bath/shower, hairdryer,
  safe, ceiling fan, mini bar, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. 12 new plantation suites which
  opened in January 2009 are also available.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.


  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Arusha airport.



  Arusha Mountain Village                                                      From £48
  Hidden in the depths of a tree-shaded coffee plantation, wreathed in multi-coloured tresses of tumbling
  bougainvillea, cooled by mountain streams and strung like a necklace around the shores of an idyllic
  wooded lake, Mountain Village offers a haven of calm and serenity just outside the hustle and bustle of
  Arusha, Tanzania's premier 'Safari Town'.

  Set in the flowered gardens of a coffee planter's farm house and surrounded by rolling groves of wax-green
  coffee bushes, Mountain Village offers wide timbered decks with panoramic views over Lake Duluti, and a
  selection of ethnically-styled 'Rondavel' village-cluster rooms, each one neatly thatched with 'Makuti'
  stems, lavishly embellished with 'Makonde' carvings and comfortably furnished in traditional safari style.

  LOCATION: Situated on the outskirts of Arusha.

  FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, bar and lounge areas in the old colonial farmhouse. Leisure facilities
  include morning bird walks around Lake Duluti, nature trails, mountain biking, jogging, trips to the crater
  lakes and forest, visits to Masai villages, beauty treatment, massage and gift shops.

  ACCOMMODATION: 42 rooms with en suite bath/shower and verandah.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Arusha airport.




  Kibo Palace                                   From £45
  Kibo Palace Hotel offers a range of elegant guestrooms and suites stylishly designed and luxuriously
  furnished.

  Whether buffet or à la carte, the Kilimanjaro Restaurant and terrace offers a wide variety of African and
  international cuisine. The Lounge Bar is a perfect place for aperitifs or after dinner drinks. The Pool Bar is
  located near the swimming pool and is ideal for sundowners. In addition, there is a 9-hole golf course and
  four tennis courts situated three minutes drive from the hotel.

  LOCATION: Situated on the outskirts of Arusha.

  FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant and two bars. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, fitness room
  and massage room.

  ACCOMMODATION: 65 rooms and suites all with en suite bathroom with a shower, mini bar, satellite
  TV, safe, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facility.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Arusha airport.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
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     Dar Es Salaam

 Ras Kutani           From £163
                                  A beautiful beach hideaway designed in a simple style. This romantic hideaway is perched on a cushion
                                  of tropical forest on the banks of a wide freshwater lagoon and a deserted beach. The spacious bandas
                                  extend through a scented hillside of tropical forest to the powder white beach below. Soft furnishings
                                  with colourful cushions create a refreshing atmosphere in which to enjoy the appetising cuisine and the
                                  friendly, attentive service. Ras Kutani provides an escape from the hustle and bustle, a dreamy
                                  environment for guests to relax on their private bamboo verandah, in the bar, or on the beach – it is
                                  one of Tanzania's finest beach retreats.

                                  LOCATION: Situated on the south coast of Dar es Salaam.

                                  FACILITIES: Dining and lounge area. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, nature walks and
                                  massage. Water sports include snorkelling, boogie boards and kayaking.

                                  ACCOMMODATION: 9 cottages with en suite bath/shower and verandah with hammock. Standard
                                  cottages (2 adults and 1 child). Also available are 4 suites (2 adults), which are located on the hills with
                                  sweeping views and feature a private plunge pool. There is also a hill house which comprises 2 rooms
                                  joined by a verandah, perfect for families.

                                  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

                                  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes from Dar es Salaam airport by road. Light aircraft
                                  flights are available – please ask for details.



 Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel              From £95
                                  The Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel is a Tanzanian landmark and has been a symbol of luxury and elegance
                                  over the years.

                                  A magnificent setting of lush tropical gardens, combined with superb accommodation, fine cuisine and
                                  personalised service, are just some of the pleasures on offer when visiting this luxurious hotel. As a
                                  guest at this superb property, every effort will be made to fulfil your wishes eagerly and promptly.

                                  LOCATION: Perfectly located in the heart of Dar es Salaam, central to the exciting shopping, nightlife,
                                  culture and dining experiences.

                                  FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants, a bakery and a bar. Leisure facilities include a
                                  swimming pool, children's activities, health club, massages and sauna. Tennis, squash and an 18-hole
                                  golf course are available nearby

                                  ACCOMMODATION: 230 air-conditioned rooms with en suite bath/shower, hairdryer, internet access,
                                  mini bar, safe, telephone, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Standard rooms (2 adults and 1 child).

                                  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.

                                  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Dar es Salaam airport.



 Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski           From £90
                                  The iconic ‘Kili’, as the hotel is fondly known, is testament to the finest in East African hospitality with
                                  European flair. Crowning the city’s historical harbour, this landmark property boasts 180 contemporary
                                  rooms and suites that are elegant and welcoming, complemented by the dramatic ocean and harbour
                                  front views.

                                  LOCATION: Situated in the centre of Dar es Salaam with panoramic views over the city port and
                                  harbour.

                                  FACILITIES: Offers a choice of two restaurants, two bars and lobby lounge. Leisure facilities include an
                                  infinity swimming pool, Anantara Spa, casino and shopping arcade.

                                  ACCOMMODATION: 180 air-conditioned rooms with en suite bath/shower, hairdryer, mini bar, safe, TV,
                                  telephone, internet access and tea/coffee making facilities. Standard rooms (2 adults and 1 child).

                                  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.

                                  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Dar es Salaam airport.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
                                                                                                                       6
                                                                                                        Lake Manyara

  &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge                                             CONNOISSEUR
                                                                              COLLECTION    From £410
  Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers bush luxury at its finest. The lodge is a
  sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance, offering privacy and exclusivity in
  cool, leafy surroundings. The lodge merges seamlessly into the green forest,
  providing a very exclusive and extravagant experience.

  Each tree house suite features large windows to view the lush forest. The
  elegant rooms are fitted with contemporary furnishings in neutral colours and
  textures. Bedrooms have overhead fans, mosquito nets and earthy, understated
  features.

  The interiors of the tree houses are a sumptuous combination of natural fibres,
  pure cotton linen and contemporary furnishings. There is an exhilarating
  outdoor shower while the private verandahs have comfortable furniture and
  offer extensive views of the lovely forest environment.

  An interactive kitchen allows guests to observe the preparation of delicious
  Pan-African cuisine which may be enjoyed in the boma, on dining decks, or on
  your private viewing deck with spectacular forest views. Breakfasts and picnics
  are also served on the lakeshore.

  LOCATION: Situated on the remote southern tip of Lake Manyara National
  Park, in the heart of a mahogany forest.

  FACILITIES: Offers an intimate dining area, picnic lunches, private dining and
  bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, bird watching,
  game viewing deck overlooking the forest, a safari shop and culinary
  experiences with the chef.

  ACCOMMODATION: 10 stilted treehouse suites with an en suite bath and
  alfresco shower, overhead fans and a private verandah (2 adults).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local
  brand spirits, tea/coffee, refreshments on game drives and laundry included.

  Note: The lodge is closed in April.




  Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge                                                          From £60
  Welcome to this unique lodge in its spectacular setting on the edge of the
  Mto Wa Mbu escarpment overlooking the Great Rift Valley and Lake
  Manyara.

  Not only is this area known for its tree-climbing lions, but also pink
  flamingoes and great birds of prey. As a result the lodge has a bird theme,
  shown in such touches as stylish murals which depict bird migration
  patterns. A spirit of tranquillity pervades the site. The circular, closely-
  thatched rooms were inspired by the traditional Masai 'boma' style of
  construction.

  LOCATION: Standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta-
  streaked cliff, above the flamingo-covered expanse of Lake Manyara's
  gleaming alkaline waters.

  FACILITIES: Offers a dining room and bar. Leisure facilities include a
  swimming pool, game drives, canoeing, boat trips, visits to the local village
  day trips to nearby Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park,
  mountain biking, nature and bird walks, wildlife lectures and visits to the
  lodge's botanical gardens.

  ACCOMMODATION: 67 rooms with en suite bath/shower and a verandah
  (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
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     Tarangire

 Tarangire Treetops   CONNOISSEUR
                      COLLECTION    From £245
                                                Tarangire TreeTops sits alone in the private game reserve bordering Tarangire National Park and the
                                                Masai Steppe amid rolling, baobab-studded hills, with views to Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley wall.
                                                The exclusive lodge has a magical, adventurous and exotic feel, whilst exuding a timeless essence,
                                                which will take you back to days gone by. The suites are perched high up in the age-old baobab and
                                                marula trees.

                                                LOCATION: On the border of Tarangire National Park and the Masai Steppe.

                                                FACILITIES: Offers a dining area overlooking a waterhole often frequented by game. A bar and lobby
                                                with comfortable seats, which are scattered around a fire pit. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool,
                                                game drives, walking safari, night game drives, local Masai cultural experience and bush dining.

                                                ACCOMMODATION: 20 luxury tree houses with en suite bath/shower, hairdryer, fan, telephone and private
                                                deck.

                                                BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee,
                                                refreshments on game drives and laundry included.

                                                        MUCH MORE
                                                Stay 3 nights or more and receive a night game drive, guided game walk and a Masai Village Experience.



 Oliver’s Camp                From £240
                                                Oliver's Camp has one of the most wonderful settings one could imagine and offers an unparalleled
                                                bush experience. From the camp a much wider eco-system can be overlooked: the Ngorongoro
                                                highlands, the Great Rift Valley, the Lake Manyara region and of course Tarangire National Park itself.
                                                There is no better location from which to understand the breathtaking beauty and at the same time the
                                                complexity and ultimate fragility of this unique eco-system. Walking safaris are the speciality here, and
                                                the guides make the experience unforgettable.

                                                LOCATION: Situated in the heart of Tarangire, further southeast from the main entrance to the park
                                                than most other camps and close to the Tarangire River.

                                                FACILITIES: Offers a dining, lounge and library tent. Leisure facilities include game drives, bird
                                                watching, walking safaris, fly camping and picnics.

                                                ACCOMMODATION: 8 tents with en suite outdoor showers.

                                                BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. All drinks included except cellar wines, premium
                                                brand Champagne and spirits.

                                                Note: The lodge will be closed during April and May.




 Swala Sanctuary                    From £194
                                                Sited in a copse of majestic acacia trees at the edge of the Gurusi wetlands and the unfurling savannah
                                                beyond. This picturesque safari hideaway provides guests with private game viewing, wilderness luxury,
                                                and a privileged glimpse of an Africa relatively unexplored by tourists. Ancient baobab trees, large
                                                family herds of elephants, prolific bird life and dry season concentrations of wildlife make Tarangire an
                                                exceptional destination.

                                                LOCATION: Nestled in the southwest corner of Tarangire National Park.

                                                FACILITIES: Offers a dining, lounge and library tent. Leisure facilities include game drives, a visit to the
                                                village school and walking safaris.

                                                ACCOMMODATION: 12 luxury tents with en suite bath/shower, comfortable furnishings and a terrace
                                                which overlooks a game-rich waterhole. Each tent is attended by a personal butler.

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

                                                Note: The lodge will be closed during April and May.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
                                                                                                                                6
                                                                                                                   Ngorongoro

  &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge                                                                     From £430
  High on the southwestern rim stands Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, commanding views of this natural
  wonder that often moves onlookers to reverential awe. Inspired in design by the Masai mud-and-stick
  manyatta (homestead), Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is without doubt one of the most architecturally
  spectacular safari lodges in Africa.

  LOCATION: Perched on the edge of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater at the eastern edge of the
  Serengeti in northern Tanzania.

  FACILITIES: Offers a domed dining room, serving delicious Pan-African cuisine, which may also be
  enjoyed on the outdoor dining deck. Leisure facilities include game drives, guided bush walks and
  visits to Masai villages.

  ACCOMMODATION: North and South Camp have 12 suites each, while intimate Tree Camp has six
  suites. All have an en suite bathroom and chandelier-lit bathtub and shower. Each sumptuous suite
  (2 adults) is discreetly tended by a personal butler, who will bring tea in bed, stoke the fireplace and
  draw the bath, scattering the water with rose petals, ready for enjoyment.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee,
  refreshments on game drives and laundry included.




  Manor at Ngorongoro                              CONNOISSEUR
                                                   COLLECTION          From £215
  One of the first German-Dutch settler farm homes in the Ngorongoro highlands, has been totally and
  lovingly rebuilt, and introduced as The Manor at Ngorongoro. Accommodation is in luxurious cottages,
  each commanding fantastic views of the landscape and surrounded by flower gardens and age-old trees.
  LOCATION: Ngorongoro highlands, adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the 1500 acre
  Shangri-La Estate.
  FACILITIES: Offers a dining conservatory serving continental and African cuisine, a lounge and bar area
  with access to outdoor decks and fire pits, intimate, formal and casual dining areas and a wine cellar.
  Fireplaces and comfortable seating areas feature throughout the living areas. Leisure facilities include a
  snooker room, safari boutique and art gallery, library/study with wi-fi internet access, tennis courts, horse-
  back riding, adult and children's bicycle trail, swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
  ACCOMMODATION: 20 guest cottages (3 adults) featuring private courtyard and deck, en suite bathroom
  with bathtub and rain shower, indoor & outdoor fireplaces and hairdryer. Two bedroom family cottages (2 adults
  and 3 children or 4 adults) feature separate entrance to each bedroom, private dining area, home entertainment
  centre, private courtyard and large living area with indoor & outdoor fireplaces.
  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee,
  refreshments on game drives and laundry included.

           MUCH MORE
  Stay 3 nights or more and receive a Champagne hamper lunch for your full day in the Crater. Coffee tasting
  and tour of the estate and an escorted tour to the market at Karatu.




  Gibbs Farm                                   From £138
  An old colonial farmhouse, built by German settlers in 1929 and still a working African Farm. Resident
  artists, traditional healers, naturalists, guides, chefs and farmers provide a respite from the rigours of
  safari. Superbly located at the head of a beautifully fertile valley and backing up against the heavily
  forested slopes of the Ngorongoro highlands, this simple farmhouse sits in lovely flower filled gardens.
  A real chance to experience that red-road rural Africa.

  LOCATION: Ideally located, the farm lies half way between Lake Manyara National Park and the
  Ngorongoro Crater and provides a welcome base from which to explore parks, health & culture.

  FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, which serves fresh, home-cooked meals, plus a sitting room and bar
  which are situated in the old farmhouse. Leisure facilities include tour of the coffee fields, tour of the
  farmyard, cultural visits, visits to a local primary school and an African Living Spa experience.

  ACCOMMODATION: 20 cottages with en suite bathrooms set amongst the gardens (2 adults and
  1 child). The cottages are spacious with panoramic windows, private verandah and wraparound
  fireplace; indoor and outdoor shower; generous bathtub and garden fireplace and multiple choices for
  reading, dining, and to receive wellness treatments.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
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     Serengeti

 Faru Faru Lodge   CONNOISSEUR
                   COLLECTION    From £550
                                               Singita Faru Faru Lodge is built in an iconic, ground breaking blend of traditional building materials
                                               used to create a stunning feel of retro-modernism. Here, the local influence is ever present, inspired
                                               by rock formations said to have been left behind by prehistoric people. The elevated viewing decks
                                               over the waterholes provide privileged views over dry river beds and riverine forest. The beach offers
                                               the opportunity for some quality rest and relaxation.

                                               LOCATION: An intimate property that overlooks a watering hole and the Grumeti River.

                                               FACILITIES: All activities take place within 340,000 acres of pristine, exclusive-use wildlife reserve.
                                               Faru Faru offers a dining room, elevated viewing deck, bar, lounge with satellite television and DVD
                                               player. A library, and the Singita Shop are also available. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools,
                                               game drives, bush walks and a spa complete with a fully equipped gym.

                                               ACCOMMODATION: 9 air-conditioned suites with an en suite bath, outdoor shower, hairdryer, safe,
                                               telephone, wireless internet and a viewing deck. There is a dedicated family suite suitable for a family of
                                               four and the Villa Suite is ideal for couples travelling together as it can accommodate 4 adults. The Villa
                                               Suite is made up of two identical double bedrooms and a large shared open space lounge/dining area.

                                               BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, tea, coffee, all drinks, including premium wines, spirits
                                               and liqueurs (excluding Champagne and vintage wines) are included.




 &Beyond Klein’s Camp       CONNOISSEUR
                            COLLECTION    From £410
                                               The camp enjoys a fabulous location, set on the edge of the Kuka Hills, commanding breathtaking
                                               views of the valley through which hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate, in addition
                                               to excellent year-round game viewing. Action-packed night game drives and extensive bush walks into
                                               the Serengeti are an absolute highlight.

                                               LOCATION: Situated deep in the heart of the game-rich northern Serengeti in Tanzania, this camp is right
                                               off the beaten track. Its 10,000-hectare wilderness concession is leased from the Masai landlords.

                                               FACILITIES: Offers a main dining area, which is graced by a large open fireplace, bush dinners in a
                                               spectacular clearing in the African bush, a sitting area and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool,
                                               African safari shop, day and night game drives, guided bush walks, cultural visits and bush banquets.

                                               ACCOMMODATION: 10 spacious cottages with en suite bathroom with shower and a private verandah
                                               with spectacular views (2 adults).

                                               BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee,
                                               refreshments on game drives and laundry included.

                                               The camp is closed in April.




 &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp                 CONNOISSEUR
                                                       COLLECTION         From £410
                                               In the untouched seclusion of a remote, idyllic valley in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park,
                                               east of Lake Victoria, lies the tented &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp. Flanked by two hillsides,
                                               this blissful camp nestles beneath tall riverine trees on the banks of an oxbow tributary of the Grumeti River.

                                               LOCATION: Situated in the remote western corridor of the Serengeti National Park. This unspoilt
                                               wilderness is not only famous for its river, but also for the thousands of animals that wade across it
                                               every year during the 'Great Migration'.

                                               FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, open front sitting area, a bar and boma serving delicious Pan African
                                               gourmet meals prepared on traditional stone ovens. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, local
                                               safari shop, game drives, sundowners, bird watching, excursions to Lake Victoria – the second largest
                                               lake in the world, community visits and a reading room.

                                               ACCOMMODATION: 10 spacious tents, which are intimate and distinctive with en suite bathroom with
                                               shower, which is open to the stars. Each flamboyant tent perches on a raised platform. Lie under the
                                               cool shade of African thatch grass, stirred by an overhead fan (2 adults).

                                               BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee,
                                               refreshments on game drives and laundry included.

                                               The camp is closed in April.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
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                                                                                                                              6
                                                                                                                  Serengeti

  Serengeti Migration Camp                                 CONNOISSEUR
                                                           COLLECTION       From £215
  Hidden among the rocky outcrops or kopjes of the vast, internationally renowned Serengeti plains, is a
  camp that exudes decadence reminiscent of old Africa. Richly furnished throughout, the camp provides a
  haven of sumptuous indulgence among the raw splendours of the surrounding bush. Its spacious tents
  have been carefully placed to provide privacy, and blend into nature’s architecture, overlooking the Grumeti
  River and its resident hippos. Surrounded by a verandah deck with a capacious 45 square metre internal
  floor space, each guest tent is a private sanctuary.

  LOCATION: Serengeti Migration Camp is in the far north of the Serengeti National Park in the north of
  Tanzania, bordering on Kenya's Masai Mara.

  FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant overlooking the Grumeti River, wrap around balconies, lounge overlooking
  the hills and the river, sundeck and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, pool deck, sunset deck,
  gift shop and game drives.

  ACCOMMODATION: 20 tents with en suite bathroom with shower, fan, hairdryer and a private verandah
  with views of the Serengeti (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, beer, house wine, local brand spirits, tea/coffee,
  refreshments on game drives and laundry included.
           MUCH MORE
  Stay 3 nights or more and receive a Champagne hamper lunch for your full day game drive and a guided
  game walk by the Grumeti River.



  Kirawira Tented Camp                              CONNOISSEUR
                                                    COLLECTION         From £189
  Standing high on a bush-cloaked ridge, commanding panoramic views over the endlessly rolling
  reaches and volcanic reefs of the Serengeti National Park, Kirawira Camp is the epitome of colonial-
  style safari luxury.

  LOCATION: Situated in the western Serengeti, Kirawira is the perfect location for an exclusive executive
  retreat, special anniversary or an unforgettable honeymoon.

  FACILITIES: Offers a lavish tented area for dining, bush lunches and a bar. Leisure facilities include a
  swimming pool, game drives, fishing, sailing on Lake Victoria and crocodile safaris by the Grumeti River.

  ACCOMMODATION: 25 tents with en suite showers and private verandah (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.




  Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp                                                            From £70
  A place of infinite calm, surrounded by untamed majesty, Mbuzi Mawe offers a timeless blend of
  classical safari rusticity and the world-class professionalism of Serena Safari Lodges, Resorts and Hotels.

  LOCATION: Lies at the epicentre of the Serengeti, within easy reach of the prime wildlife theatres of
  Lobo, the Western Corridor of the Grumeti River, the southern grass plains and the Seronera Valley.

  FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant, lounge and bar. Leisure facilities include a shop, game drives, bush
  walks, balloon flights, sundowners and a massage service.

  ACCOMMODATION: 16 luxurious, very spacious tents with en suite bathroom and a verandah (2 adults
  and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
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     Selous

 Selous Safari Camp    From £384
                             Offering exclusive safari accommodation in the heart of the magnificent Selous Game Reserve – a
                             World Heritage Site. Raised on wooden platforms and well spaced for privacy, each safari tent has
                             lovely water views of Lake Nzerakera.

                             LOCATION: Set on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, in Selous Game Reserve.

                             FACILITIES: Offers a dining, sitting and bar area. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives
                             in open-sided 4-wheel drive vehicles, river safaris, boat trips, walking safaris, fishing and fly camping.

                             ACCOMMODATION: 13 luxury tents with en suite bathrooms and two verandahs (2 adults).

                             BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Drinks package available at a supplement.

                             Note: The camp is closed from mid March to the end of May.




 Mivumo River Lodge     From £354
                             Offering exclusive safari accommodation in the heart of the magnificent Selous Game Reserve – a
                             World Heritage Site. The rooms are all spread out along the Rufiji River offering privacy.

                             LOCATION: Set along the banks of the Rufiji River, in Selous Game Reserve.

                             FACILITIES: Offers a dining area, lounge area and a library overlooking the river. Leisure facilities include
                             a sundeck and a swimming pool, beauty treatments, game drives in 4-wheel drive vehicles, boat
                             excursions and guided game walks, bush and sand bank picnics, bird watching excursions and night
                             game drives.

                             ACCOMMODATION: 12 superior rooms and 3 suites with en suite bathrooms, an outdoor shower, a
                             lounge area, satellite TV, mini bar, safe and coffee/tea making facility. The rooms also have an intimate
                             plunge pool. (2 adults).

                             BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also included are tea/coffees, soft drinks, selection of fine
                             wines, beers, spirits and laundry.

                             Note: The camp is closed during April and May.




 Selous Impala Camp     From £305
                             Selous Impala Camp enjoys a perfect location on the banks of the rippling Rufiji River, in Africa's oldest
                             and most spectacular game reserve. This untouched and uninhabited area is home to a huge variety of
                             game and some of the largest herds of elephants in the world.

                             Set amidst shady palms and tamarind trees, Selous Impala Camp provides excellent comfort, superb
                             wildlife and opportunities for dining under the stars.

                             LOCATION: Situated in Selous Game Reserve on the banks of the Rufiji River.

                             FACILITIES: Offers a dining, lounge and bar area. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game
                             drives, boat trips, walking excursions, fishing and fly camping.

                             ACCOMMODATION: There are just 8 beautifully furnished tents (2 adults), including one family tent
                             (4 adults) (which is two separate en suite tents on the same platform). All the tents are built on
                             platforms, with an en suite shower and flush toilet, and are equipped with luxurious furniture, dressing
                             area and a spacious verandah. These are set amidst borassa palms and tamarind trees and provide
                             superb views of the Rufiji River and its wildlife.

                             BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

                             Note: The camp is closed in April and May.




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                                                                                                              Selous

  Selous Wildlife Lodge                                              From £289
  Offering luxury safari accommodation in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve. All tents are well
  positioned offering clients optimum game viewing as well as privacy and exclusivity.

  LOCATION: Situated on the Zema River, a tributary of the Rufiji River, in Selous Game Reserve.

  FACILITIES: Offers a dining area, a lounge area with bar overlooking the natural watering hole, which
  is lit in the evening for night viewing, and a library. Leisure facilities include a viewing deck and a
  swimming pool, beauty treatments, game drives in 4-wheel drive vehicles, boat excursions and guided
  game walks.

  ACCOMMODATION: 12 luxury tents set on a wooden deck under a thatch covering with adjoining en
  suite bathrooms, a private verandah, mini bar, electronic safe and tea/coffee making facility (2 adults).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also included are tea/coffee, soft drinks, selection of fine
  wines, beers, spirits and laundry.

  Note: The lodge is closed during April and May.




  Selous Riverside Safari Camp                                                  From £230
  Hidden amongst dense forest and on the banks of the Rufiji River, Selous Riverside Safari Camp
  provides the most breathtaking view as dawn rises and a whole new adventure is about to begin.
  Lavishly furnished, the camp provides not only comfort and luxury, but also a feel of, arguably, the
  most untouched bush anywhere on the African horizon.

  Attention has been paid to every detail to make sure you experience the true essence of an adventure
  safari of a lifetime.

  LOCATION: Overlooking the Rufiji River, only 6 km outside the entrance gate to the Selous Game
  Reserve.

  FACILITIES: Offers an indoor and outdoor dining area, providing the most sumptuous African cuisine
  and sundowners. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives, boat safaris and walking
  safaris.

  ACCOMMODATION: 10 large tented chalets on raised platforms with an en suite bathroom, stand up
  fan, writing table, two lazy chairs and a verandah, all with commanding views of the river (2 adults).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

  Note: The camp is closed during April and May.




  Rufiji River Camp                                      From £218
  Perfectly positioned on a low cliff above the Rufiji River, the camp offers wonderful views from the
  terrace of the bar overlooking the water below. There is a constant parade of animals coming down to
  drink at the River, offering a permanent show to visitors of the camp.

  The water is usually full of hippos as well as groups of crocodiles that laze in the sun on the sandbanks
  in the river.

  LOCATION: Situated in the northeastern part of the Selous on a high bank overlooking the mighty Rufiji
  River and the plains beyond.

  FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant, bar and library. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, game drives
  and boat trips.

  ACCOMMODATION: 20 tents with en suite facilities (2 adults).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

  Note: The camp is closed from mid March to end of May.




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     Ruaha

 Jongomero Camp       From £310
                              Superbly isolated right in the heart of the Ruaha National Park lies Jongomero camp on the banks of a
                              seasonal sand river which bears the same name. Blending in beautifully with its surroundings the camp
                              is tucked away among some shady riverine vegetation not far from permanent water, therefore
                              attracting a large amount of animals into the camp area. Being the only camp situated in this area of
                              the park ensures unmatched privacy and a true wilderness experience.

                              LOCATION: Situated on the banks of the Jongomero River in Southern Tanzania, at the edge of the
                              Ruaha National Park.

                              FACILITIES: Dining is an adventure: a combination of table d'hôte, alfresco dinners under the stars,
                              campfire cooking and classic safari picnics. International cuisine is served with a truly East African
                              flavour. The public area is beautifully located in the deep shade of an ancient African ebony tree with
                              uninterrupted views of the Jongomero River bed. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, fly
                              camping, safari walking, game drives and bird watching.

                              ACCOMMODATION: 8 extravagantly spacious tents with en suite bathroom and spacious front
                              verandah ensuring maximum privacy with views (2 adults).

                              BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Drinks package available at a supplement.

                              Note: The camp is closed from mid March to the end of May.



 Mdonya River Camp     From £220
                              A small safari camp set in the western part of the second largest game park in Tanzania, Ruaha National
                              Park. Although it is a little basic, it more than makes up for this by offering a true bush experience, by
                              boasting a beautiful wilderness area, its proximity to game and welcoming atmosphere.

                              The culinary emphasis is on tasty home-style cooking eaten beneath the stars, whilst allowing guests
                              to get very close to nature.

                              LOCATION: Located in the western part of the second largest park in Tanzania, Ruaha National Park, a
                              few kilometres from the Mdonya Falls and an exciting 1-2 hour game drive from the airstrip, Old
                              Mdonya River Camp, in its simplicity, lets you relax into bush life.

                              FACILITIES: Offers alfresco dining and a dining and lounge tent, open-air sitting areas and library.
                              Leisure facilities include game drives.

                              ACCOMMODATION: 8 tents with en suite shower and verandah (2 adults). 3 family tents (2 adults and
                              2 children) are also available.

                              BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

                              Note: The camp is closed during April and May.



 Ruaha River Lodge   From £185
                              The Ruaha River Lodge was the first camp built in the area, and must take credit for choosing one of
                              the most spectacular locations imaginable. The lodge extends along the rocky shores of the Great
                              Ruaha River, in an area where there is rarely a view without a dash of wildlife to colour it.

                              LOCATION: Set around a series of rocky kopjes on a bend in the Great Ruaha River, in Ruaha National
                              Park, blending seamlessly into its surroundings and affording views up and down the River.

                              FACILITIES: Offers breakfast by the River, two dining rooms and a bar, each with stunning views. Leisure
                              facilities include game drives and bush walks.

                              ACCOMMODATION: 28 rooms with en suite bathroom with shower and verandah (2 adults).

                              BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea included.

                              Note: The lodge is closed from mid March to the end of May.




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 Mombasa, Lamu & Zanzibar                                                                Dreamy tropical beaches, warm sunshine and a relaxed pace of life




                                       Lamu                     MOMBASA
                          Watamu       Island                   Somak offer an unparalleled choice of holidays to Mombasa. With its endless white beaches, coral reefs to explore, the variety
       Diamonds Dream of Africa •                               of water sports and activities and an ancient and exotic culture, the coast offers unforgettable experiences. Beaches are open
                                 • Hemingways                   to the public and beach boys selling their wares are often encountered.
        Turtle Bay Beach Resort •                               You can combine any of our coastal hotels on pages 72-82 with any Kenya or Tanzania safari.
                                          INDIAN
                                                                Excursions available in Mombasa include:
                                          OCEAN                 Ashnil Aruba Explorer – one night at Ashnil Aruba Lodge, Tsavo East plus meals & game drives.
      MOMBASA                                                   Tsavo East & West – one night in Tsavo East and one night in Tsavo West plus meals and game drives.
                                                                Parks & Peaks – one night Tsavo, one night Amboseli and one night Taita Hills, plus meals and game drives.
                                       • Sun ’n’ Sand
                                                                LAMU ARCHIPELAGO
                      Serena Beach •
                                   •
           Travellers Beach & Club • Bamburi Beach              Lamu is a peaceful tropical island off the north coast of Kenya. It is a beautiful place of endless beaches, where tiny villages
                                                                hide among coconut and mango plantations. There are few vehicles on this island; instead the donkey and dhow provide the
                Sarova Whitesands •
                                    • Voyager Beach             main forms of transport. Lamu is reached by flights
                                                                from Nairobi and Mombasa to Manda Island
                                                                                                                                                   Z Hotel •
                                                                followed by a boat transfer.                                                                                     Pemba Island:
         Indian Ocean Beach Club •                                                                                                        Royal Zanzibar • • Ras Nungwi          Fundu Lagoon
                                  • Southern Palms                                                                                          Diamonds La •
                                                                                                                                                                     • Mnemba Island
                                                                                                                                          Gemma Del’lest
                  Baobab Beach Resort •                           MOMBASA Average Temperature (°C) Average Rainfall (mm)
                                                                                                                                                                   • Matemwe
                                      • Pinewood Village         JAN   FEB MAR APR MAY JUN           JUL AUG SEP       OCT NOV DEC
                                                                 31°   31°   32°   32°   29°   28°   28°   28°   29°   30°   31°   31°
                                                                  25   25    51    203   330   152   102   51    51    76    102   51                              • Fairmont Zanzibar
                                                                                                                                              Sandies Neptune Pwani •
                                                                                                                                          Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar • Ocean Paradise
                                                                                                                                                                     •
                                                                 ZANZIBAR Average Temperature (°C) Average Rainfall (mm)
     Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas                      JAN   FEB MAR APR MAY JUN           JUL AUG SEP       OCT NOV DEC                                   • Zamani Zanzibar Kempinsk
     The Funzi Keys, The Sands At Nomad,                         27°   27°   27°   26°   26°   25°   24°   25°   25°   26°   26°   28°                                 • Bluebay Beach Resort
     Tijara, The Cove Retreat & The Gazi Retreat                  76   76    127   381   254   51    51    51    51    76    76    152




                                                                                                                                                          ZANZIBAR
 ZANZIBAR
 Zanzibar is visually stunning, with beautiful beaches, unique forest reserves and plantations with fruit, vegetables
                                                                                                                                               Stone
 and spices. Somak offer a choice of hotels in historic Stone Town, on the popular east coast, or on the quieter and
                                                                                                                                               Town •
 more exclusive neighbouring island of Pemba. Many combine a stay in this idyllic location with a safari in either
                                                                                                                                         Bawe Tropical
                                                                                                                                                           •
 Tanzania or Kenya’s exciting game parks. See pages 84-94 for hotels.                                                                                    Airport
                                                                                                                                         Chumbe &
                                                                                                                                         Chapwani Islands        • Fumba Beach Lodge
 Zanzibar is a quiet island with limited entertainment outside the hotels, and entertainment within the hotels is low
 key. Beaches are open to the public and beach boys selling their wares are often encountered. At low tide on many
 beaches the sea can recede a considerable distance.
                                                                                                                                           Stone Town Hotels:
 Excursions available in Zanzibar include:
                                                                                                                                           Zanzibar Serena Inn
 Spice Tour – pick, smell and savour exotic fruits and spices – guaranteed to stimulate the senses.                                        Tembo House Hotel
 Jozani Forest Tour – the forest sustains a wide variety of wildlife and birds, including the rare red colobus monkey.                     236 Hurumzi
 Prison Island – a short boat ride to this small island, perfect for swimming and snorkelling or relaxing. Watch out
 for the giant old tortoises!




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     Mombasa

 Hemingways      CONNOISSEUR
                 COLLECTION    WEDDINGS
                                          A member of the 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World' group, 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 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.
                                          The ambience of the hotel is relaxed sophistication, coupled with the facilities and standards of
                                          an international resort. Distinguished for its outstanding cuisine, guests will also appreciate the
                                          attentive service and the staff's courtesy and friendliness.
                                          LOCATION: Situated on the beachfront, within the world-famous Watamu National Marine Park.
                                          FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include two outdoor freshwater pools,
                                          tennis, gym & TV/video room. Water sports include snorkelling trips, scuba diving and big game
                                          fishing. Complimentary shuttle to Malindi for shopping, Gede ruins and snake farm excursions.
                                          ACCOMMODATION: 74 air-conditioned rooms with private shower, fan, mini bar, safe,
                                          tea/coffee making facilities & a terrace or patio. Prices based on superior rooms (3 adults) which
                                          overlook the ocean, pool or gardens. Deluxe family rooms (2 adults and 2 children) which offer
                                          the easiest access to the hotels gardens & beach, are also available.
                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included plus afternoon tea.
                                          TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2 hour 30 minutes from Mombasa airport.
                                          Note: The hotel is closed 1 May-14 June.
                                          Water sports are not available May to July, please also note that the beaches at Watamu are
                                          subject to seaweed and tidal variances from May to September.
                                          Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers & a tailored shirt at dinner.


                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                            2009                                              2010
                                           01 Oct-   15 Dec-   20 Dec-   23 Dec-   29 Dec-   01 Jan-   14 Mar-   24 Apr-   14 Jun-   19 Jul-   21 Jul-   19 Aug-
                                           14 Dec    19 Dec    22 Dec    28 Dec    31 Dec    13 Mar    23 Apr    13 Jun     18 Jul   20 Jul    18 Aug    30 Nov
                                           1408  2142   2654    2941   2290   1741    1330       n/a    1115                         1569      1805      1303
                                           SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




 AfroChic   CONNOISSEUR
            COLLECTION


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

                                          LOCATION: Situated south of Mombasa island.

                                          FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant, dining deck and a bar. Guests may wish to dine privately on their
                                          own verandah or on the beach all at their own pace. Leisure facilities include swimming pool with
                                          massage jets, spa, TV lounge and library.

                                          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, telephone, hairdryer and safe.

                                          BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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


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                                          FREE NIGHTS: Stay for 6 nights and get 1 night free, valid for stays started and completed 1 Nov-
                                          20 Dec 2009, 1 Mar-14 Jun 2010 and 01 Nov-30 Nov 2010.

                                          HONEYMOONERS: Stay for 6 nights and get 1 night free and receive a fruit basket, flowers,
                                          sparkling wine and a romantic dinner for two alongside the ocean.




                                            7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                            2009                                                        2010
                                           01 Oct-   31 Oct-   13 Dec    14 Dec    15 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   27 Feb-   12 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   31 Oct-
                                           30 Oct    12 Dec                        24 Dec    31 Dec    26 Feb    11 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug     30 Oct   30 Nov
                                           2038  1681   1795     1945  2676    2258    2056     1873    1996                         2569      2569      2569
                                           SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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                                                                                                                               Mombasa

  The Funzi Keys                             CONNOISSEUR
                                             COLLECTION


  Tucked away on an unspoilt island in the Indian Ocean, The Funzi Keys´ unique appeal is its
  luxurious seclusion and beautiful natural scenery. Surrounded by water and superbly located on a
  west-facing beach with glorious views of the African sunset, this remote and exclusive hideaway
  is the perfect place to escape from the outside world in style.

  LOCATION: Funzi Island lies off the Kenya coast at the mouth of the Ramisi River, between Diani
  & Shimoni.

  FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant & bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool. Water sports
  include sailing, creek fishing, windsurfing, canoeing, boat trip on the Ramisi River or Funzi Creek,
  deep-sea fishing and scuba diving in the Pemba Channel.

  ACCOMMODATION: 17 spacious cottages set along the high water line and constructed of
  stone and thatch with large netted windows open to the balmy sea breezes. Each of the
  individually designed rooms has a hand carved king-sized four-poster bed and is furnished with
  local wooden artefacts and colourful fabrics. All cottages are provided with fans, safes and beach
  accessories. In front of each cottage is a private sitting area where guests can enjoy a drink and
  watch the sun go down in total privacy. Prices based on Sea view cottage (2 adults and 1 child).
  Deluxe beachfront cottages & Deluxe family beachfront cottage with jacuzzis are also available.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & house drinks included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes drive from Mombasa airport and then a
  15-minute boat ride to the hotel.

  Note: The hotel is closed from mid April to end of June.




    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                    2010
   01 Oct-   06 Oct-   15 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   05 Jan-   27 Feb-   04 Apr-   30 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   30 Oct-
   05 Oct    14 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    04 Jan    26 Feb    03 Apr    29 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug     29 Oct   30 Nov
   1810  2154   2792    3024   2606   2187    1851       n/a    2069                         2643      2189       1851
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




  Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas                                                                         CONNOISSEUR
                                                                                                                 COLLECTION


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

  The property has 700 feet of private beach along a four mile stretch of coastline dotted with palm
  trees. It offers peace and tranquillity, where guests can really be at one with nature while enjoying
  a luxurious stay with attentive service in beautiful surroundings.

  LOCATION: Situated on the south coast of Kenya.

  FACILITIES: Offers alfresco dining and a bar. Leisure facilities include an infinity pool with sun
  lounging area, complimentary massage, beach volleyball, croquet, badminton, 18-hole golf
  course nearby, visits to local village, walks through the jungle and tropical rainforest and mountain
  biking. Water sports available at the hotel are snorkelling and fishing using a local boat. Water
  sports available nearby include windsurfing, scuba diving, kite surfing and deep-sea fishing.

  ACCOMMODATION: 9 rooms and a tent with en suite bath/shower. Prices based on Msambweni
  Main House features 3 air-conditioned rooms, mini bar, satellite TV, DVD, large living and dining
  room and a large terrace with open verandah. The Msambweni Luxury Tent features a verandah
  and use of the Msambweni Main House swimming pool and sun lounging area. Msambweni Lamu
  Villas features 2 air-conditioned sea view villas. Villa 1 has two rooms, a private 30-metre swimming
  pool and a jacuzzi, villa 2 has two rooms, a private 15-metre swimming pool and jacuzzi.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, mineral water, soft drinks, tea, beer, house wines, non-
  luxury spirits and an introductory massage per person included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 2 hour drive from Mombasa airport plus a short ferry transfer.


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  HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives 10% discount on the accommodation.

    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                              2010
   01 Oct-   14 Dec-   17 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   03 Jan-   24 Apr-   31 May-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   01 Nov-
   13 Dec    16 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    02 Jan    23 Apr    30 May     18 Jul   18 Aug     31 Oct   30 Nov
   1777  2599   2809    3019   2601   2153    1965       n/a    1811                         2435      1981       1811
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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     Mombasa

 Diamonds Dream of Africa
                               Dream of Africa, a member of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, is tucked away in pretty
                               gardens, steps from the Indian Ocean on the northern shores of Malindi. It is also close to the
                               centre of the 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 tastefully furnished, spacious
                               rooms and private terraces surrounded by lush lawns and flowers. There is a pretty outdoor pool.
                               In the evening enjoy freshly caught fish and seafood in the Italian restaurant.
                               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. Prices based on junior suites. 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: Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or pay for 12 nights and get 2 nights free –
                               valid for stays started and completed 5 April – 30 June 2010.
                               HONEYMOONERS: Receive fruit basket and flowers in room on arrival, sparkling wine and an à la
                               carte romantic dinner – valid if staying minimum of 5 nights.
                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                 2009                                              2010
                                01 Oct-   14 Dec-   17 Dec-   20 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-   29 Mar-   31 Mar-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   07 Sep-
                                13 Dec    16 Dec    19 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    28 Mar    30 Mar     18 Jul   18 Aug    06 Sep    30 Nov
                                1650  2228   2440    2652   2234   2075    1902      1779    1682                         2296      1842      1668
                                SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




 The Sands at Nomad         WEDDINGS
                               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: Set 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. Leisure facilities include windsurfing, deep-sea fishing,
                               kite surfing, pedaloes, kayaks & a diving school.

                               ACCOMMODATION: 37 air-conditioned rooms and suites all with en suite bathrooms, mini
                               bar, safe, hairdryer, telephone & satellite TV and internet connection. Price based on Forest
                               view rooms (2 adults and 1 child) which 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 option, 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 a 2 hour drive from Mombasa airport plus a short ferry ride.

                               Note: The hotel is closed from 1 May – 10 July 2010.




                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                 2009                                              2010
                                01 Oct-   15 Dec-   18 Dec-   25 Dec-   31 Dec    01 Jan-   05 Jan-   24 Apr-   30 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   07 Sep-
                                13 Dec    17 Dec    24 Dec    30 Dec              04 Jan    23 Apr    29 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug    06 Sep    24 Oct
                                1149  1800   1980    1562   1471   1338    1222       n/a    1163                         1736      1282      1167
                                SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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                                                                                                                                      7
                                                                                                                            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
  private 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 in south Mombasa.

  FACILITIES: Offers alfresco dining and a relaxation area. Guests may also wish to dine privately
  on their own verandah or romantically on the cliff above the beach. Leisure facilities include a
  swimming pool, bird watching, reef walks, cave walks, snorkelling, in-house beauty therapy and
  masseuse. Within close proximity there are golf courses, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and
  dolphin watching. Trips to Shimba Hills Game Reserve, visits to Mombasa Island, the Old Town &
  Fort Jesus can be arranged.

  ACCOMMODATION: 4 palm-thatched cottages with authentic Swahili furniture, and both
  bedroom and bathroom open up to a spacious private deck.

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

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

             MUCH MORE
  Stay 7 nights and receive a bottle of sparkling wine per couple plus one half hour body massage
  per person.

    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                                                            2010
   01 Oct-   15 Dec    18 Dec-   20 Dec-   22 Dec-   25 Dec-   28 Dec-   30 Dec-   01 Jan-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   29 Sep-
   14 Dec    17 Dec    19 Dec    21 Dec    24 Dec    27 Dec    29 Dec    31 Dec     18 Jul   18 Aug    28 Sep    30 Nov
   1979  2652   2804    2956   3108   2690    2505      2321    2178                         2751      2298       2010
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




  Serena Beach Hotel & Spa                                                                                       WEDDINGS
  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 is set back from the powder-white sands and shimmering waters of the Mombasa
  National Marine Park in lush gardens. The extensive grounds with their coconut palms offer an
  exotic mix of tropical trees and bright blossoms and centre on a swimming pool with a thatched
  'swim-up' bar and crystal waters that cascade into the tiled coolness of the market square below.
  LOCATION: Situated on Shanzu Beach, north Mombasa, set amongst lush tropical gardens.
  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 private bath, hairdryer, mini bar, safe,
  satellite TV, patio or balcony. Prices based on village rooms (3 adults). Village sea view rooms
  (3 adults) & garden rooms (3 adults) which which are larger & have a separate bath & shower, are
  also available.
  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included.
  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Mombasa airport.


             MUCH MORE
  FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or pay for 12 nights and get 2 nights free –
  valid for stays started and completed 3 Jan – 31 Mar 2010 and 1 Jul – 15 Dec 2010.

    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                                        2010
   01 Oct-   15 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   29 Dec-   31 Dec    01 Jan-   29 Mar-   27 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   01 Nov-
   14 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    28 Dec    30 Dec              28 Mar    26 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug     31 Oct   30 Nov
   1197  1988   2205    1788   1662   1545    1421      1250    1308                         1800      1346       1226
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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        Mombasa
 Roughly 12km south of Diani are two retreats in very remote locations away from the hub of tourism within a tranquil and calm environment. The
 surroundings are delightful with each location offering a different setting with nothing to disturb the serenity of each day. These retreats are perfect
 for those who need little or no entertainment; the emphasis here being personalized service. Do not expect the usual hotel amenities such as
 receptionist and restaurant. Meals are served to your time and liking.

 After your time spent on the coast it will be a delight to travel less than an hour away into Sable Sanctuary for a night or two at Sable Valley
 Treehouse. There are just two Tree Houses located in the sanctuary (similar to Cove Tree Houses) offering a special night away – arguably the
 highlight of your African Adventure. Sleep under the stars and let this small piece of African paradise enchant you. Occasional sightings of wildlife
 can also be expected. This adventure may be linked to any hotel in south Mombasa and is not exclusive to guests staying at Gazi or Cove Retreat.


 The Cove Retreat – Tree Houses                                                   WEDDINGS




                                                                      The Cove Retreat - The Tree Houses are each unique in their own way and are nestled amongst
                                                                      the famous African Baobab Trees dotted along the beach and natural forests. 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 of Diani Beach, Mombasa.

                                                                      FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant and a bar. Leisure facilities include an outdoor infinity
                                                                      pool and health and beauty treatments. Eco-friendly local excursions provided by the local
                                                                      community in dug out canoes and local outriggers for snorkelling and sailing, as well as bush
                                                                      walks and village visits. Scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, dhow trips and sunset cruises can be
                                                                      arranged. Payable locally.

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

                                                                      BOARD BASIS: All Inclusive Hotel: Price includes:
                                                                      Meals & Snacks: Breakfast, lunch & dinner all on
                                                                      à la carte.
                                                                      Drinks: Local drinks including wine, beer,
                                                                      cocktails, soft drinks & water.

                                                                      TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2hours 30
                                                                      minutes drive from Mombasa airport plus a short
                                                                      ferry transfer.

                                                                      Note: Children aged 18 and below are not permitted to stay at the Tree Houses.

                                                                        7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                                        2009                                    2010
                                                                       01 Oct-   07 Dec-   15 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   01 Feb-   11 Jul-   13 Jul-   19 Jul-   21 Jul-   19 Aug-   01 Nov-
                                                                       06 Dec    14 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    31 Jan     10 Jul   12 Jul    18 Jul    20 Jul    18 Aug     31 Oct   30 Nov
                                                                       1531  1555   2080    1662   1549   1471    1465      1525    1979                         2050      1597      1513
                                                                       SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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                                                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                                          Mombasa

  The Gazi Retreat                                                                WEDDINGS
  This Eco Retreat enjoys a breathtaking natural location and is a perfect haven of relaxation. Here
  you can leave the rest of the world behind, simply relax, eat whenever you want, and do as much
  or as little as suits you. 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 of Mombasa, close to
  excellent deep sea fishing and dive sites and a paradise for bird watchers.

  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. Payable locally.

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

  BOARD BASIS: All Inclusive hotel – price includes:
  MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, on on à la carte.
  DRINKS: Local drinks including wine, beer, soft drinks & water.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes from Mombasa airport plus a short ferry
  transfer.

  Note: Children aged 18 and below are not permitted.



    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                             2010
   01 Oct-   01 Nov-   14 Dec   15 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   01 Mar-   05 Apr-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   07 Sep-   01 Nov-
   31 Oct    13 Dec             24 Dec    31 Dec    28 Feb    04 Apr     18 Jul   18 Aug    06 Sep    31 Oct    30 Nov
   1241  1211   1330    1748   1364   1292    1262      1232    1805                        1352      1292      1232
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




  Sable Valley Treehouses
  About forty minutes from south Mombasa, way up in the Shimba Hills, we offer just two tree
  houses, perfect for an overnight stay.

  From here there are breathtaking views of the valley to enjoy, plus the occasional sable herd
  passing close by, and an elephant family coming to graze. Sable are only found here and nowhere
  else in Kenya.

  Here there are only two tree houses each of which has a balcony with a view of the African night
  sky. The four-poster bed can be safely wheeled forward beneath the panorama and star gazing
  accomplished in comfort!

  Relax in the jacuzzi whilst sipping a sundowner and listening to nothing but the sounds of Africa.

  BOARD BASIS: breakfast, lunch & dinner, plus local wine, spirits, beers, cocktails, water and soft
  drinks, are all included.


  Itinerary Details
  From £110 per person (sanctuary fees included)

  Day 1: Depart early afternoon from your hotel and drive approximately 40 minutes to the Sable
  Valley Treehouse. Welcome drinks await your arrival before being shown around the property.
  Dinner is served around 7.00 pm or at your own pace in your private Treehouse. Overnight, with
  the option to roll your bed out onto the deck for a night under the stars.

  Day 2: Breakfast, followed by a guided walk. Depart mid morning for your drive back to your
  hotel.

  This excursion can be taken from any south coast hotel.




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78
     Mombasa

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

                                        LOCATION: On Bamburi Beach in north 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 & balcony or verandah with pool or sea view (some
                                        standard rooms have partial sea view). Prices based on standard rooms (3 adults). Palm rooms
                                        (3 adults) which are larger & have a mini bar, and sea front rooms (3 adults), are also available.

                                        BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included.
                                        ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION AVAILABLE
                                        MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner in main restaurant. Snacks 10am-11pm.
                                        DRINKS: Beer, wine, selected spirits, cocktails, soft drinks & fresh juices 11am-midnight.
                                        WATER SPORTS: Snorkelling, 1 glass-bottom boat trip per stay plus 1 introductory scuba diving
                                        lesson in pool.

                                        TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 40 minutes from Mombasa airport.
                                                   MUCH MORE
                                        FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or pay for 12 nights and get 2 nights free – valid
                                        for stays started and completed 6 April – 15 July 2010.
                                        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, subject to availability.

                                          7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                          2009                                                                            2010
                                         01 Oct-   15 Dec-   17 Dec-   19 Dec-   21 Dec-   25 Dec-   28 Dec-   30 Dec-   01 Jan-   02 Apr-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-
                                         14 Dec    16 Dec    18 Dec    20 Dec    24 Dec    27 Dec    29 Dec    31 Dec    01 Apr     18 Jul   18 Aug    30 Nov
                                         1087  1747   1924    2100   2189   1771    1601      1432    1197                         1082      1607      1154
                                         SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




 Pinewood Village Beach Resort                     WEDDINGS
                                        A small boutique hotel set in a lush forest landscape with great views of the glorious turquoise
                                        waters of the Indian Ocean. Pinewood Village is a great resort for an all-round holiday, offering
                                        guests a variety of things to do and a relaxed atmosphere with a very personal feel. Savour fine
                                        food prepared using fresh local ingredients from the hotel's vegetable garden or straight from the
                                        bountiful ocean. Indulge your appetite during the daily changing delectable evening themed
                                        dinner feasts, or be pampered in the suites with your very own personal chef.
                                        LOCATION: Situated on the beautifully secluded Galu Beach, just 25 miles south 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 a
                                        pool bar, gym, kids’ club, tennis, golf, squash, table tennis, camel rides, beauty salon, bike tour,
                                        boutique and spa. Water sports include a dive centre which offers, scuba diving, snorkelling,
                                        windsurfing, catamaran sailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, kite surfing and 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. Prices based on deluxe rooms (3 adults). The suites (3 adults) which are more
                                        spacious & feature a kitchen with services of a personal chef for dinner, living room and a large
                                        verandah, and executive suites (3 adults) which are located on the sea front, are also available.
                                        BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included with afternoon tea by the pool area.
                                        All Inclusive option is available.
                                        TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Mombasa airport.
                                        Note: Pinewood Village Beach Resort is closed from 4-28 May 2010.

                                                   MUCH MORE
                                        HONEYMOONERS: Stay 10 nights or more and receive a bottle of wine on arrival and half an hour
                                        massage for bride and groom.
                                        LONG STAY BONUS: Stay 14 nights or more and receive a free private beach dinner and one free
                                        half hour massage per room per stay.
                                          7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                          2009                                                        2010
                                         01 Oct-   07 Dec-   11 Dec-   13 Dec-   15 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   03 Jan-   05 Jan-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   01 Nov-
                                         06 Dec    10 Dec    12 Dec    14 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    02 Jan    04 Jan     18 Jul   18 Aug     31 Oct   30 Nov
                                         1088  1143   1255    1367   1963   1545    1372      1265    1157                         1624      1170      1062
                                         SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
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                                                                                                                                                 7
                                                                                                                                       Mombasa

  Baobab Beach Resort & Spa – Maridadi Wing                                                                                 WEDDINGS
  This resort includes three separate properties. In 2008 the new wing, Maridadi was opened, and
  we have secured excellent rates here. The three properties share the leisure facilities which are
  numerous. This is a large and friendly resort with high standards of service.
  LOCATION: Situated on Diani beach 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, archery, shuffle board, boccia game 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 including massages, vichy shower, steam bath & hydro
  bath, manicure & pedicure, hairdressing, open-air jacuzzi and a gym. The Porini Amphitheatre
  hosts live evening entertainment including animation, acrobatic shows and traditional Masai
  dances plus 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. Prices
  based on Maridadi Wing superior rooms which have a partial seaview (2 adults and 2 children or
  3 adults). Maridadi Wing Deluxe rooms (2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults) which include a fruit
  basket and a gift on arrival, are also available.
  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 1 hour 30 minutes from Mombasa airport.

             MUCH MORE
  FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights & get 1 free, Pay 12 nights and get 2 free, valid from 1 Nov-15 Dec
  2009 & 12 Apr-15 Jul 2010.
  HONEYMOONERS: Receive fruit basket & flowers in room on arrival, room upgrade (subject to
  availability), 20% discount on meals at the à la carte restaurants & 20% discount on 2 spa visits each.
    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                                                            2010
   01 Oct-   31 Oct-   14 Dec    15 Dec-   17 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   29 Dec-   01 Jan-   03 Jan-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-
   30 Oct    13 Dec              16 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    28 Dec    31 Dec    02 Jan     18 Jul   18 Aug     24 Oct
   1460  1339   1459    2022   2167   2386    1968      1859    1625                         1516      1999      1546
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




  Indian Ocean Beach Resort                                                                                      WEDDINGS
  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 spaciously 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: Set in delightful gardens with some ancient baobab trees on Diani Beach on the
  south coast.

  FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants & 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 & 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, hairdryer and patio or balcony. An in-room safe is available (payable locally).
  Prices based on club rooms (3 adults) which 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.

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


    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                                                  2010
   01 Oct-   01 Nov-   07 Dec-   15 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   30 Dec-   01 Jan-   19 Jul-   21 Jul-   19 Aug-   01 Nov-
   31 Oct    06 Dec    14 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    29 Dec    31 Dec     18 Jul   20 Jul    18 Aug     31 Oct   30 Nov
    988   912    1016    1653   1729   1311    1177      1045    1435                        1507      1053       936
    SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
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     Mombasa

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

                                           LOCATION: Situated on the stunning Diani Beach in south 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 private shower, safe & balcony or
                                           terrace overlooking the pool. Prices based on standard rooms (3 adults). Sea view rooms
                                           (3 adults) are also available.

                                           BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included.

                                           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.




                                             7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                             2009                                                       2010
                                            01 Oct-   15 Dec-   17 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   31 Dec   01 Jan-   05 Jan-   19 Jul-   21 Jul-   19 Aug-   09 Sep-
                                            14 Dec    16 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    30 Dec             04 Jan     18 Jul   20 Jul    18 Aug    08 Sep    30 Nov
                                             970   1503   1604    1804   1386   1315    1213      1070    1494                       1565      1112      1020
                                             SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




 Turtle Bay        WEDDINGS
                                           A well-established popular hotel, set within ten acres of tropical gardens.
                                           LOCATION: Situated on spectacular Watamu beach, on the edge of Watamu National Marine Park
                                           FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants, and three bars – one with regular evening
                                           entertainment. Leisure facilities include 2 pools one of which only allows over the age of 18,
                                           jacuzzi, children’s pool & kids’ club (aged 4-12 years), table tennis, volleyball, tennis, cycling and
                                           water aerobics. Water sports include windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, catamarans,
                                           snorkelling, boogie boards, pedaloes and canoeing.
                                           ACCOMMODATION: 145 air-conditioned rooms with private bath/shower, ceiling fan, tea/coffee
                                           making facilities, safe and balcony or patio. Prices based on super club rooms (2 adults and
                                           2 children using fold-away beds) which have partial ocean view. Lamu rooms (2 adults) which are
                                           cottage-style units, offer a ceiling fan and some overlook the ocean, and ocean front rooms
                                           (2 adults and 1 child using fold-away bed) which have direct beach access, are also available.
                                           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.
                                           Please note that from May-August scuba diving is only available inside the marine park and the
                                           beaches at Watamu are subject to seaweed and tidal variances from May to September. 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.

                                             7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                             2009                                                       2010
                                            01 Oct-   07 Dec-   15 Dec-   17 Dec-   25 Dec-   31 Dec   01 Jan-   24 Jan-   14 Apr-   19 Jul-   21 Jul-   19 Aug-
                                            06 Dec    14 Dec    16 Dec    24 Dec    30 Dec             23 Jan    13 Apr     18 Jul   20 Jul    18 Aug    30 Nov
                                            1171  1274   1837    1955   1537   1348    1251      1254    1160                        1619      1691      1237
                                            SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

                        Ocean Front Room




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                                                                                                                                     8
                                                                                                                           Mombasa

  Voyager Beach Resort                                                                       WEDDINGS
  This nautically themed resort, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, is superbly located overlooking
  the white sands of Nyali Beach. 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 Nyali Beach, north 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. Prices are based on garden view cabins (2 adults
  and 1 child). Garden view plus cabins (2 adults) have a TV, superior garden view cabins (2 adults
  and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child) and superior sea view cabins (2 adults) also have a mini
  bar and hairdryer. Junior garden view suites (2 adults) and junior sea view suites (2 adults) offer
  butler service and internet access.

  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 25 minutes from Mombasa airport.

    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                                                  2010
   01 Oct-   01 Nov-   07 Dec-   15 Dec-   20 Dec-   25 Dec-   29 Dec-   31 Dec-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   09 Sep-   01 Nov-
   31 Oct    06 Dec    14 Dec    19 Dec    24 Dec    28 Dec    30 Dec     18 Jul   18 Aug    08 Sep    31 Oct    30 Nov
   1038  996    1062    1613   1704   1265    1179      1136    1624                         1170      1062      1020
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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

  LOCATION: Situated on Kikambala beach in north 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 private bath, safe, satellite TV, hairdryer,
  tea/coffee making facilities, mini fridge and balcony. Prices based on standard rooms (3 adults
  or 2 adults and 2 children) which 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.

    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                              2010
   01 Oct-   15 Dec-   18 Dec-   20 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-   01 Feb-   19 Jul-   21 Jul-   19 Aug-   01 Nov-
   14 Dec    17 Dec    19 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    31 Jan     18 Jul   20 Jul    18 Aug     31 Oct   30 Nov
   1028  1555   1641    1813   1395   1257    1114      1037    1452                         1524      1070      1011
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
82
     Mombasa

 Bamburi Beach Hotel                WEDDINGS
                                           A perennial favourite of British travellers, set in a popular location with good standards of
                                           accommodation. The hotel is set amid lush tropical gardens and 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, the 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, sketches, bingo and crab racing.

                                           The all inclusive package provides great value for money.

                                           LOCATION: On the north coast of Mombasa on Kenyatta/Bamburi beach.

                                           FACILITIES: Offers three restaurants, a snack bar and three bars. Leisure facilities include two
                                           outdoor pools, squash, darts, 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. Prices based on standard rooms
                                           (3 adults) which 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 10.00am-5.30pm.
                                           DRINKS: Soft drinks, beer, juices, local spirits & house wine – all by the glass – 10.00am-11.30pm.

                                           TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Mombasa airport.

                                               7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                2009                                                                  2010
                                               01 Oct-   07 Dec-   15 Dec-   17 Dec-   19 Dec-   21 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   09 Sep-
                                               06 Dec    14 Dec    16 Dec    18 Dec    20 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan     18 Jul   18 Aug    08 Sep    30 Nov
                                               979   1003   1518    1580   1642   1704    1286      1156    1070                         1565      1112      1003
                                               SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




 Travellers Beach/Travellers Club
                                           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: On Bamburi Beach – the very heart of Mombasa's north coast.

                                           FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants and two bars – one offers regular traditional
                                           African shows, outdoor disco, live music and 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 and 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 private bath/shower. Each room has one
                                           double & one single bed, satellite TV, hairdryer & a balcony or terrace. Prices based on
                                           standard rooms (3 adults) which have views of the gardens, pool or ocean.

                                           BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included.

                                           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 pool – equipment is included but any lessons are payable
                                           locally.

                                           TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 40 minutes from Mombasa airport.

                                               7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                2009                                                                  2010
                                               01 Oct-   01 Nov-   07 Dec-   15 Dec-   20 Dec-   25 Dec-   29 Dec-   01 Jan-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   09 Sep-   01 Nov-
                                               31 Oct    06 Dec    14 Dec    19 Dec    24 Dec    28 Dec    31 Dec     18 Jul   18 Aug    08 Sep    31 Oct    30 Nov
                                               929   887    953     1494   1570   1152    1066      936     1457                         1003       953       911
                                               SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
                                                                                                                                 8
                                                                                                                          Lamu

  Kiwayu Safari Village                                 CONNOISSEUR
                                                        COLLECTION


  A natural, simple but luxurious and secluded retreat. The dining room, lounge and bar are
  built with palm-thatched roofs and woven matted floors with bright, colourful scatter
  cushions on the seats. Kiwayu is nestled between the Kiunga Marine National Reserve, to the
  east and the Dodori and Boni Game Reserves to the west.

  LOCATION: Situated on the Kenyan coast, fifty kilometres north of Lamu, nestled amongst
  sand dunes facing the Indian Ocean and Kiwayu Island.

  FACILITIES: Offers a dining room, lounge and bar. Leisure facilities include picnics at Kitangani
  or Kongoli beach, bird watching, guided dune walks, Mangrove boat trips. Water sports
  include laser sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, dhow sailing, water-skiing (free for the first two
  hours only), deep-sea fishing and reef and creek fishing.

  ACCOMMODATION: 18 spacious, thatched cottages with en suite bathrooms and a
  hammock strung verandah offering privacy and panoramic views over the lagoon.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes from Nairobi & then a short drive from
  Kiwayu airstrip.

  Note: Kiwayu is closed from mid April until the end of July.




    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                   2010
   01 Oct-   14 Dec   15 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   03 Jan-   05 Jan-   22 Feb-   26 Feb-   28 Feb-   08 Apr-   22 Jul-
   13 Dec             24 Dec    31 Dec    02 Jan    04 Jan    21 Feb    25 Feb    27 Feb    07 Apr     21 Jul   30 Nov
   3217  3392   4089    3671   3387   3188    2988      2800    2450                        2275       n/a      3042
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




  Manda Bay                      CONNOISSEUR
                                 COLLECTION


  Manda Bay is situated by miles of soft sand beaches, 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, whether for sundowners or overnight, and massage facilities.

  ACCOMMODATION: 11 beach front cottages (2 adults and 1 child) and 5 sea view cottages
  with ceiling fans, en suite bathroom and verandah.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner, included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 20 minutes by boat from Manda.

  Note: Manda Bay is closed from mid April to mid July.




    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                   2010
   01 Oct-   14 Dec   15 Dec-   25 Dec-   29 Dec-   05 Apr-   24 Apr-   30 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   25 Sep-   29 Sep-
   13 Dec             24 Dec    28 Dec    04 Apr    23 Apr    29 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug    24 Sep    28 Sep    30 Nov
   3061  3186   3821    3486   3569   3453      n/a     3731    4304                        3851      3711      3552
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
84
     Lamu/Zanzibar Stonetown

 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.

                               After a 90-minute flight from Nairobi, you will be met at Manda Island and transported by boat
                               to the lodge, which is located two degrees south of the equator, on the edge of a near-deserted
                               12-kilometre beach.

                               14 spacious bandas sit at one end of Kipungani Bay, which is Swahili for ‘the place of fresh air’.
                               Shaded by the palm trees that line the 600-metre beachfront, the bandas are constructed entirely
                               from local materials, with mkeka palm floors and makuti thatch roofs woven by the residents of
                               neighbouring Kipungani village.

                               LOCATION: Overlooking Kipungani Channel, on the remote 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 an infinity swimming pool, bird
                               walks and excursions to ancient ruins, historic mosques, markets and museums. Water sports
                               include snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing and 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 & dinner included.

                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes by boat from Manda.

                               Note: This hotel will be closed from mid April to end of June.

                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                 2009                                                        2010
                                01 Oct-   15 Dec-   20 Dec-   25 Dec-   29 Dec-   31 Dec    01 Jan-   30 Mar-   30 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   28 Oct-
                                14 Dec    19 Dec    24 Dec    28 Dec    30 Dec              29 Mar    29 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug     27 Oct   30 Nov
                                2154  2695   2950    2532   2278   2150    2003       n/a    2100                         2673      2220      2070
                                SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




 Zanzibar Serena Inn
                               Idyllically 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 to 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 Mangapwani Beach Facility.

                               LOCATION: Situated on the sea front of ancient Stone Town, on the western side of Zanzibar.

                               FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant, bar and evening entertainment. Leisure facilities include
                               an outdoor pool, a gift shop, boutique and beauty therapy parlour. A tour of Stone Town and
                               trips to Jozani Forest can be arranged. Water sports can be organised on request and are
                               available at the nearby beaches, these include diving, snorkelling, sunset boat trips.
                               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. Prices based on standard rooms (2 adults) which 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 included.

                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 20 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                 2009                                              2010
                                01 Oct-   28 Oct-   01 Nov-   15 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   29 Mar-   31 Mar-   28 May-   30 May-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-
                                27 Oct    31 Oct    14 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    28 Mar    30 Mar    27 May    29 May     18 Jul   18 Aug    30 Nov
                                1602  1510   1410    1994   1689   1548    1429      1383    1466                         1548      2074      1620
                                SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                      8
                                                                                                                                 Zanzibar Stonetown

  Tembo House Hotel
  Tembo House Hotel is a unique and fascinating hotel located at the heart of Zanzibar's Stone
  Town, surrounded by historical buildings and the seafront looking out to the islands and the
  harbour.

  All rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with Oriental and traditional Zanzibari
  ornaments, antiques and furniture.

  The hotel's swimming pool allows you to cool off during the heat of the day.

  LOCATION: Positioned on the picturesque seafront amongst the bustle of the Shangani
  district, on the western side of Stone Town.

  FACILITIES: Offers the Bahari Restaurant featuring local and international cuisine. Leisure
  facilities include a large swimming pool. There is also a souvenir shop offering a range of gifts.
  Water sports and picnics can be arranged by the friendly reception staff.

  ACCOMMODATION: 36 air-conditioned rooms with an en suite bathroom, hairdryer, mini bar,
  satellite TV & telephone. Prices based on standard rooms (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & lunch included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 15 minutes from Zanzibar airport.




   7 nights – Kenya Airways
     2009                                              2010
    01 Oct-     01 Nov-     15 Dec-     25 Dec-       01 Jan-    19 Jul-      21 Jul-       19 Aug-      09 Sep-       01 Nov-
    31 Oct      14 Dec      24 Dec      31 Dec         18 Jul    20 Jul       18 Aug        08 Sep       31 Oct        30 Nov
    1091   1061     1568     1150    1037       1491      1562       1108                                   1067       1037
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




  236 Hurumzi
  A beautifully restored palace in the heart of the legendary Stone Town, with fabulous views
  of the Indian Ocean from the Tower Top restaurant on its roof. A historical building which
  once belonged to a powerful Swahili merchant.

  LOCATION: In a central location in Stone Town, blending exotic style with artistic detail.

  FACILITIES: Offers two main restaurants and evening entertainment plus a fine jewellers and
  a boutique.

  ACCOMMODATION: 13 air-conditioned rooms including 7 suites plus 3 semi-open rooms
  with private bath and shower. The North room is adorned with beautiful latticework in African
  hard wood, which also separates this room from its verandah that offers a splendid view of
  the Indian Ocean and Zanzibar Stone Town. The large bathtub and shower are incorporated
  into the verandah and enclosed by lattice screens and tropical plants framing the stars and the
  view for a very romantic bath.
  The South room is accessible only by way of a wooden bridge from the top floor. A large
  birdcage across the bridge is home to local birds that welcome guests. There is a bedroom and
  a bathroom separated by a garden verandah where the open-air shower and bath offer
  tropical freedom.
  The East room is spacious and faces the east with a beautiful view and cooling breezes.
  The West room is located on the top floor; this room has an intimate atmosphere with a lovely
  kidney shaped bath.
  The Ballroom is quite possibly the grandest hotel room in Zanzibar. This room features two
  beds with room to spare and is excellent for families with small children or for those who just
  want to indulge in grandeur and a sultan-style bath.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 15 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

  Note: Closed during May.

   7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                                         2010
   01 Oct-    01 Nov-   15 Dec-   25 Dec-   27 Dec-   29 Dec-   01 Jan-    19 Jul-      21 Jul-   19 Aug-    09 Sep-   01 Nov-
   31 Oct     14 Dec    24 Dec    26 Dec    28 Dec    31 Dec     18 Jul    20 Jul       18 Aug    08 Sep     31 Oct    30 Nov
   1313  1284   1791    1356   1321   1286    1138      1592    1663                              1210        1168      1138
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
86
     Zanzibar Beach

 Matemwe Main Lodge & Retreat    CONNOISSEUR
                                 COLLECTION


                                               Matemwe lies on a coral rock, surrounded by the best beaches, and is right 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.

                                               We also offer Matemwe Retreat, which comprises three villas, just north of the main lodge. Each
                                               villa has a private 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.
                                               All meals and drinks are delivered to the room, or to the beach in front of the Retreat. Drinks are
                                               included except cellar wines, premium brand Champagne and spirits. All of the facilities below
                                               are available to those staying at the Retreat.

                                               LOCATION: Situated on the rural 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, cycling, spice tours and visits to
                                               Stone Town, Prison Island and Jozani Forest. 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 and dinner included.

                                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Zanzibar airport.

                                               Note: Closed April & May.

                                                 7 nights Matemwe Main Lodge – Kenya Airways
                                                 2009                                    2010
                                                01 Oct-   28 Oct-   15 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-   25 Mar-   31 May-   27 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   30 Oct-
                                                27 Oct    14 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    24 Mar    30 May     26 Jun    18 Jul   18 Aug     29 Oct   30 Nov
                                                2119  2009   2596    2179   1983   1873      n/a     1955    2065                         2590      2137      1930
                                                SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.

                         Matemwe Retreat

 Diamonds Dream of Zanzibar
                                               This new, luxury property exudes a majestic air. It offers all inclusive accommodation amongst tropical
                                               gardens, full of colour and scent. It is found right on the beach front and offers a good choice of
                                               water sports and other activities. The feel is both exotic and modern with the interior décor by an
                                               Italian designer and the architecture hinting 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 eastern 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. Prices
                                               based on deluxe garden room (2 adults and 1 child). Deluxe sea facing rooms and Junior Suites
                                               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, water, local beer, house wines, juices, tea & coffee. Bar open until 1.00am.

                                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 50 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

                                                        MUCH MORE
                                               FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or pay for 12 nights and get 2 nights free
                                               – valid for stays started and completed 5 April – 30 June 2010.
                                               HONEYMOONERS: Receive fruit basket and flowers in room on arrival, sparkling wine and an
                                               à la carte romantic dinner – valid if staying minimum of 5 nights.

                                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                                 2009                                                        2010
                                                01 Oct-   15 Dec-   17 Dec-   19 Dec-   21 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-   30 Mar-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   09 Sep-
                                                14 Dec    16 Dec    18 Dec    20 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    29 Mar     18 Jul   18 Aug    08 Sep    30 Nov
                                                1417  1962   2097    2231   2366   1948    1752      1587    1481                         2071      1618      1462
                                                SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                       8
                                                                                                                                      Zanzibar Beach

  Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski
  A striking and contemporary hotel which is nestled in 30 acres of lush tropical gardens
  overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. With over a kilometre of ocean front, Zamani
  Zanzibar Kempinski redefines luxury on the mystical island of Zanzibar.
  LOCATION: Situated on the northeast coast, by the ocean front, set in 30 acres of gardens.

  FACILITIES: Boasting two restaurants, three bars and a variety of private dining options. Leisure
  facilities include two swimming pools, gym, male & female saunas, tennis, games room, bike
  rental, fitness centre, direct beach access to the Zamani Beach Club 5 minutes drive by golf cart,
  and the Anantara Spa. Water sports include sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaking.
  ACCOMMODATION: 110 luxuriously appointed air-conditioned rooms and suites. 7 private villas
  each with their own infinity pool and sundeck, set in several cluster buildings, with deluxe bath
  amenities, en suite shower and an outdoor shower, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar
  and satellite TV. Garden rooms (3 adults) and Terrace rooms (2 adults) are contemporary and
  spacious. All the bathrooms feature a deep soaking tub, indoor and outdoor showers, separate
  toilet, his and hers basins and floods of natural light. The stunning bedroom (terrace room) has a
  king-size bed, opens onto a private balcony and an internal staircase leads to your very own
  private roof-top sun terrace. Zamani Suites (2 adults and 2 children) which are more spacious and
  feature two large spacious rooms, one being the living and dining area and the other the master
  bedroom with en suite bathroom. The suites feature two private balconies, one off the
  living/dining area and the other off the master bedroom. Internal stairs lead to a very large private
  roof-top sun terrace. The Zamani Suite is perfect luxury. Prices based on garden rooms.
  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast buffet and dinner at Cloves Restaurant included. The half board
  package includes selected house wines, local beer and soft drinks during dinner.
  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 45 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

        MUCH MORE
  HONEYMOONERS: Receive flowers and a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival.

    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                                        2010
   01 Oct-   15 Dec-   17 Dec-   21 Dec-   24 Dec    25 Dec-   31 Dec    01 Jan-   05 Jan-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   01 Nov-
   14 Dec    16 Dec    20 Dec    23 Dec              30 Dec              04 Jan     18 Jul   18 Aug     31 Oct   30 Nov
   1702  2120   2384    2558   2728   2299    1992      1814    1583                         2096      1643      1523
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




  Diamonds La Gemma Dell’est                                                                                               WEDDINGS
  An enchanting, luxurious and environmentally friendly resort, designed and constructed to blend
  in with its magnificent surroundings. The hotel is set in the midst of exotic and colourful tropical
  gardens inviting you to enjoy the pristine and relaxing view over the Indian Ocean.
  LOCATION: Located on the northwestern shores of Zanzibar, at Nungwi only 55 minutes from
  Stone Town, the Island Capital.
  FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants, one café, three bars and evening entertainment.
  Leisure facilities include a large salt-water swimming pool with a children’s area, beach volleyball,
  football, outdoor gym, fitness activities & jacuzzi. Water sports include windsurfing, canoeing, &
  a water sport centre with an international diving centre.
  ACCOMMODATION: 138 air-conditioned rooms with a walk-in shower, hairdryer, tea/coffee making
  facilities, satellite TV and terrace. Prices based on deluxe rooms (2 adults and 1 child). Villas &
  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.
  NOT INCLUDED: Dinner at 'Sea Breeze' à la carte restaurant & snacks at 'Café Moressco'. Premium
  drinks are not included at any restaurant or bar. Drinks at Café Moressco not included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Zanzibar airport.

            MUCH MORE
  FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or pay for 12 nights and get 2 nights free –
  valid for stays started and completed 1 Nov-22 Dec 2009 & 5 Apr – 30 Jun 2010.
  HONEYMOONERS: Receive fruit basket and flowers in room on arrival, sparkling wine and an à la
  carte romantic dinner – valid if staying minimum of 5 nights.

    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                    2010
   01 Oct-   15 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-   30 Mar-   03 Apr-   27 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   09 Sep-
   14 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    29 Mar    02 Apr    26 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug    08 Sep    30 Nov
   1729  2581   3080    2662   2364   1995    1773      1561    1767                         2428      1975      1743
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
88
     Zanzibar Beach

 Fairmont Zanzibar         WEDDINGS
                                  This beautiful hotel has benefitted from $10 million in renovations, boasting comfortably
                                  appointed rooms and suites, which spread throughout the lush tropical gardens of the resort. It
                                  offers rustic exclusivity and luxury and is fringed by 400 metres of powder white sand beach,
                                  spectacular coral reef and an incredible diversity of marine life.
                                  LOCATION: Situated on the northeast coast of Ungunja, Zanzibar's main island.
                                  FACILITIES: A wide selection of dining options including Tradewinds the all day dining restaurant,
                                  The Zama Lounge à la carte restaurant, Mchanga and Mwanga Poolside bar. Leisure facilities
                                  include two swimming pools, fitness centre, volleyball, bike riding, miniature golf, yoga, pilates,
                                  aqua aerobics, massages, manicures and pedicures in beachfront treatment rooms and swimming
                                  with dolphins. Water sports include kayaking, wind surfing, snorkelling and a dive centre.
                                  ACCOMMODATION: 109 air-conditioned rooms with en suite shower, hairdryer, satellite TV,
                                  tea/coffee making facilities and a verandah with views of the grounds or ocean. Prices based on
                                  island cottages (2 adults and 1 child). Island cottages with sea views (2 adults and 1 child), deluxe
                                  garden villas (3 adults) and superior cliff rooms (3 adults)..
                                  BOARD BASIS: ALL INCLUSIVE HOTEL price includes:
                                  MEALS & SNACKS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner in the main restaurant.
                                  DRINKS: Local soft drinks, local beers, house wine – red or white and local spirits. Served from
                                  10.00am to 10.00pm daily. Daily cocktail at the Nahoda bar from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.
                                  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 55 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

                                             MUCH MORE
                                  SOMAK GUESTS: Receive an upgrade to the next room category, subject to availability, and a
                                  cocktail for two once during your stay.
                                  HONEYMOONERS: Honeymooners receive the above plus a special welcome cocktail and flowers
                                  on arrival. Candlelit dinner on the beach including a bottle of house wine and a complimentary
                                  30-minute massage on the beach for the couple, subject to a minimum of 7 nights stay.
                                  FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 5 nights & get 2 nights free – valid 16 Sep-19 Dec 2009. Pay for 6 nights
                                  and get 1 night free, valid 4 Jan – 15 Jul 2010 and 1 Nov – 30 Nov 2010.
                                    7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                    2009                                              2010
                                   01 Oct-   12 Dec-   15 Dec-   18 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   14 Jul-   19 Jul-   21 Jul-   19 Aug-   09 Sep-   28 Oct-
                                   11 Dec    14 Dec    17 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec     13 Jul   18 Jul    20 Jul    18 Aug    08 Sep    27 Oct    30 Nov
                                   1251  1395   1930    1984   1565   1390    1422      1876    1947                         1493      1452      1388
                                   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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

                                  LOCATION: Situated in Kijangwani, on the north east coast of Zanzibar, within the unspoiled
                                  beauty of a palm grove and fronted by a spectacular beach.

                                  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 & 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. Prices based on superior rooms (3 adults). Junior suites (3 adults)
                                  which have a separate living room, are also available. All rooms are sea facing.

                                  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included.

                                  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 50 minutes from Zanzibar airport.


                                             MUCH MORE
                                  FREE NIGHT: Pay for 6 nights & get 1 night free valid 1 Nov-20 Dec 2009, 15 Jan-
                                  31 Mar 2010, 1 Jun-30 Jun 2010 & 1 Nov-19 Dec 2010. Pay for 5 nights & get 2 nights free,
                                  6 Apr-31 May 2010. Offer applicable for superior rooms only.
                                  HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives 20% discount on the accommodation, valid 1 Sep-
                                  30 Nov 2009, 6 Apr-30 Jun 2010 & 1 Sep-30 Nov 2010. Couples also receive a fruit/flower
                                  basket, bottle of sparkling wine and a lobster dinner for two, all subject to availability. Offer
                                  valid for superior rooms only.
                                  ANNIVERSARIES: Celebrate 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th or 50th wedding anniversary and receive a
                                  fruit and flower basket and a celebration cake. Offer valid for superior rooms only.

                                    7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                    2009                                              2010
                                   01 Oct-   30 Nov-   13 Dec-   15 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-   05 Apr-   24 May-   19 Jul-   21 Jul-   19 Aug-
                                   29 Nov    12 Dec    14 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    04 Apr    23 May     18 Jul   20 Jul    18 Aug    30 Nov
                                   1410  1230   1412    2209   1791   1530    1356      1031    1356                         1810      1957      1504
                                   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
                                                                                                                                             8
                                                                                                                            Zanzibar Beach

  Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa                                                                                     WEDDINGS
  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: Nestled within 25 acres of tropical gardens, on a white sand beach, near
  Kiwengwa village on the east coast of Zanzibar.

  FACILITIES: Offers a choice of three restaurants and three bars – evening entertainment
  available. 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. Prices based on garden rooms (2 adults). Also
  available are superior rooms (3 adults) which are larger with 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 & dinner included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 50 minutes from Zanzibar airport.


          MUCH MORE
  FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 5 nights and get 2 nights free – valid for stays started and completed
  1 Oct – 15 Dec 2009.
  HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives a 25% discount on the accommodation – valid 1 October –
  15 December 2009. Offers are not combinable.

    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                              2010
   01 Oct-   15 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   31 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-   29 Mar-   19 Jul-   21 Jul-   19 Aug-   09 Sep-
   14 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    30 Dec              04 Jan    28 Mar     18 Jul   20 Jul    18 Aug    08 Sep    30 Nov
   1369  2038   2217    1799   1679   1524    1356      1300    1796                         1973      1519      1366
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




  Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort                                                                                    WEDDINGS
  This attractive addition to Zanzibar's unspoilt beaches offers a lively and friendly atmosphere. The
  area is home to some excellent diving sites.

  LOCATION: Situated in Nungwi, in the northern region of Zanzibar.

  FACILITIES: Two restaurants, bars, snack bar, evening entertainment, 4 swimming pools, kids'
  club 10.00am-6.00pm (aged 4-12 years), gym, table tennis, beach football, pool table, darts,
  beauty salon and massage, plus shopping facilities. Water sports include deep-sea fishing, scuba
  diving, snorkelling, dhow cruises and dolphin tours.

  ACCOMMODATION: 100 air-conditioned rooms with en suite bath and shower, TV, telephone,
  internet connection, mini bar, safe, coffee maker, hairdryer and terrace/balcony. Prices based on
  superior rooms (3 adults). Junior suites are also available (3 adults) which have a sitting area and
  large terrace/balcony with day bed and sea view.

  BOARD BASIS: All Inclusive
  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.
  WATER SPORTS: Non-motorised water sports including windsurfing and canoeing.
  LEISURE FACILITIES: Fitness Centre, table tennis, darts, pool table, 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
  HONEYMOONERS: Couples receive flowers, fruit basket and a bottle of white wine.
    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                                        2010
   01 Oct-   28 Oct-   31 Oct-   15 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   26 Mar-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   24 Nov-   28 Nov-
   27 Oct    30 Oct    14 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    25 Mar     18 Jul   18 Aug    23 Nov    27 Nov    30 Nov
   1486  1390   1268    1875   2047   1629    1516      1440    1966                         1512      1403      1252
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
90
     Zanzibar Beach

 Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach              WEDDINGS
                               Sandies Neptune Pwani Beach Resort lies on the northeast coast of Zanzibar on the Kiwengwa
                               shoreline, 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.

                               Rooms are well appointed with a comfortable sitting area for two people, a balcony, bathroom
                               with walk-in shower and fine toiletries. There are two large swimming pools, including the
                               largest in Zanzibar. The Mvua Spa, is run by a team of skilled therapists.

                               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 and evening animation. Water sports include windsurfing, kayak, catamaran,
                               diving and snorkelling.

                               ACCOMMODATION: 154 air-conditioned rooms with shower, TV and balcony or terrace.
                               Prices based on sea view rooms and sea side rooms (2 adults and 1 child). VIP suites have two
                               private balconies, plasma TV, jacuzzi and lounge.

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

                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour from Zanzibar airport.


                                        MUCH MORE
                               FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 6 nights and get 1 night free or pay for 12 nights and get 2 nights free
                               – valid for stays started and completed 1 Nov – 22 Dec 2009 & 5 Apr – 30 Jun 2010.
                               HONEYMOONERS: Receive fruit basket and flowers in room on arrival, sparkling wine and an
                               à la carte romantic dinner – valid if staying minimum of 5 nights.

                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                 2009                                    2010
                                01 Oct-   15 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   05 Jan-   30 Mar-   03 Apr-   27 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   09 Sep-
                                14 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    04 Jan    29 Mar    02 Apr    26 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug    08 Sep    30 Nov
                                1417  2067   2298    1880   1675   1493    1382      1284    1393                         1973      1519      1401
                                SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




 Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel
                               The hotel is hidden amongst rich tropical gardens, its cluster of whitewashed and palm-thatched
                               cottages overlook the Indian Ocean's calming, iridescent waters. Myriad pathways, shaded by
                               elegant palms, create soft sun-dappled walkways between beach, banda, balcony and bar. Ras
                               Nungwi Beach Hotel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy all that this extraordinary part of the
                               world has to offer. The lush gardens drop down onto one of the finest and most unspoilt beaches
                               on the island, which in turn is fringed by a wide and thriving coral reef.
                               LOCATION: The northernmost peninsula of Zanzibar Island, infused with the laidback, exotic yet
                               ultimately natural spirit 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. Peponi Spa and visits to
                               Nungwi village, Zanzibar's dhow-building capital, home to a turtle sanctuary and several bars &
                               restaurants. Water sports include an on-site water sports centre which 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 garden views. Prices based on lodge rooms which have garden views. Superior
                               chalet rooms offer sea views and feature a mini bar. Superior deluxe chalet rooms feature a music
                               system, deluxe bathroom amenities and fruit basket on arrival plus extras. The ocean suite offers
                               the ultimate in privacy and luxury. With over 140 square metres of living space including a private
                               plunge pool & sun deck, this suite is Ras Nungwi's flagship accommodation unit. Guests in the
                               Ocean Suite enjoy its magnificent roof terrace and open-air sitting room. Just beyond the private
                               terrace a path meanders down to the stunning white sand beach and dazzling turquoise lagoon.
                               BOARD BASIS: Breakfast & dinner included.
                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

                                       MUCH MORE
                               FREE NIGHTS: Pay for 5 nights and receive 1 night free, valid from 1 Nov-20 Dec 2009.
                               HONEYMOONERS: Receive a bottle of sparkling wine, a beach dinner, flowers & a basket of spices.

                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                 2009                                                                  2010
                                01 Oct-   31 Oct-   13 Dec-   15 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   29 Dec-   01 Jan-   07 Jan-   09 Jan-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-
                                30 Oct    12 Dec    14 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    28 Dec    31 Dec    06 Jan    08 Jan     18 Jul   18 Aug    30 Nov
                                1506  1408   1476    2076   2146   1809    1870      1756    1640                         1582      2079      1625
                                SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
                                                                                                                                             9
                                                                                                                            Zanzibar Beach

  The Z Hotel                                                            WEDDINGS
  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, a perfect place to relax and de-stress.

  LOCATION: Situated in Nungwi on the northern tip of Zanzibar.

  FACILITIES: An alfresco style à la carte restaurant, a bistro and a cocktail bar, both open and airy
  and positioned on the beach. Infinity swimming pool with massage jets, mini spa and reading room
  with computer and internet access. Wi Fi is available throughout the hotel. Water sports include
  PADI dive centre, water-skiing, kayaking, and deep-sea fishing. There is also an excursion office, to
  cater for all your day trips and a gift boutique. Events: Saruche, the main restaurant, has an African
  beach BBQ and dance nights in addition to Zanzibar nights where you sample traditional Zanzibari
  cuisine and music. Yoga sessions and private lessons are also available, when possible.

  ACCOMMODATION: 35 air-conditioned rooms including 3 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 if in one of the suites. Most of the rooms have sea views.

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast included

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately one hour from Zanzibar airport.

  Note: Children under 12 years are not permitted. Z Hotel is closed from 23 Apr – 31 May 2010.

            MUCH MORE
  FREE NIGHT: Pay for 4 nights and receive 1 night free – valid 1 Oct-21 Dec 2009.
  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 also
  receive either 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
    2009                                    2010
   01 Oct-   15 Dec-   18 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   07 Jan-   16 Apr-   31 May-    19 Jul-   21 Jul-   19 Aug-   01 Nov-
   14 Dec    17 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    06 Jan    15 Apr    30 May     18 Jul    20 Jul    18 Aug     31 Oct   30 Nov
   1223  1818   1925    1478   1336   1258      n/a     1260    1713                          1785      1331      1199
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




  Fumba Beach Lodge
  Situated on one of Zanzibar’s most beautiful and secluded beaches, Fumba Beach Lodge is a
  luxurious and peaceful hideaway, offering a perfect blend of casual elegance and friendly, first
  class service.

  Set in 40 acres of exquisite wilderness with three naturally sheltered beaches, Fumba Beach Lodge
  has only 26 rooms to ensure your privacy. The whitewashed Zanzibari-style bungalows are
  scattered along the beach ensuring private views of the ocean.

  The comfortable open-air restaurant serves a tantalizing array of expertly prepared dishes
  including local specialties, the freshest seafood and traditional international cuisine in a relaxing
  and tranquil atmosphere.

  Staff provide a friendly, professional service and take the greatest care to look after all guests.

  The spa has been built around a majestic African baobab tree boasting a six metre high platform
  with a jacuzzi in the tree itself overlooking the gardens and the Indian Ocean in the distance. You
  can choose to have your massage either inside the tropical garden or on the roof-top terrace
  catching the breeze.

  LOCATION: Located in the southwest of Zanzibar.

  FACILITIES: An open-air restaurant, beach bar, swimming pool, a tour of Stone Town, spa, PADI
  dive centre offering snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing.

  ACCOMMODATION: 26 rooms and suites with en suite shower, fans, safe and terrace. Prices
  based on deluxe garden view rooms (2 adults and 1 child).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner are included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 30 minutes from Zanzibar airport.

    7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                    2010
   01 Oct-   15 Dec-   19 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   10 Jan-   12 Jan-    14 Jan-   25 Mar-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   09 Sep-
   14 Dec    18 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    09 Jan    11 Jan    13 Jan     24 Mar     18 Jul   18 Aug    08 Sep    30 Nov
   1323  1971   2044    1604   1447   1388    1328      1269    1239                          1765      1311      1269
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
0208 816 8789 or see www.big5.explorertravel.co.uk
92
     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.
                                             Set back into the fringes of the pine forest at the island centre, and built onto wooden platforms
                                             over the sand, 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.

                                             LOCATION: Situated on an exclusive island just 2.8 miles off the northeastern tip of Zanzibar in
                                             the azure Indian Ocean.

                                             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.

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

                                             TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes drive from Zanzibar airport followed by a
                                             15-minute boat ride.

                                             Note: The lodge will be closed in April and May.

                                               7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                               2009      2010
                                              01 Oct-   15 Dec-   24 Feb-   26 Feb-   28 Feb-   25 Mar-   31 May-   10 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   10 Nov-   14 Nov-
                                              14 Dec    23 Feb    25 Feb    27 Feb    24 Mar    30 May     09 Jun    18 Jul   18 Aug    09 Nov    13 Nov    30 Nov
                                              6337  7021   6207    5744   5281    n/a    5453      6842    7415                         6961      6147      5221
                                              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 southwestern side of Pemba Island,
                                             the sister island to Zanzibar.
                                             FACILITIES: Offers a main restaurant and 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 and kayaking.
                                             ACCOMMODATION: 18 en suite bungalows with canvas walls, fans, safe, fridge, indoor &
                                             outdoor seating area with ocean views. Prices based on hillside rooms with fantastic views of the
                                             Indian Ocean. Beachfront rooms are located on the beach. Beach suite which features a deck &
                                             plunge pool, jungle suite as beach suite but slightly set back from the beach among the
                                             mangroves and superior suites which feature a relaxation area. All rooms accommodate 2 adults.
                                             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 to Mkoani Port & a 25-minute speedboat ride to the lagoon.
                                             Note: Children under 12 are not permitted. Fundu Lagoon is closed from mid April to mid June.
                                                       MUCH MORE
                                             FREE NIGHTS: Stay 5 nights and get 2 nights free: valid 1 Oct 2009 – 15 Apr 2010, hillside rooms only.
                                             Stay 5 nights and get 1 night free: valid 1 Oct – 14 Dec 2010 (except peak season), beach front room
                                             and all suites only.
                                             HONEYMOONERS: Bride receives 20% discount, valid 1 Oct 2009 – 15 Apr 2010.
                                             Couples receive a bottle of champagnoise and a private dinner – valid for hillside rooms only.
                                             Bride receives 20% discount, valid 15 Jun – 30 Nov 2010. Couples receive a bottle of champagnoise
                                             and a his and hers massage – valid for hillside rooms and beachfront rooms only.
                                             Bride receives 20% discount, valid 15 Jun – 30 Nov 2010. Couples receive a bottle of champagnoise
                                             and a his and hers massage and a private beach dinner – valid for suite and superior suite only. A
                                             minimum of 5 nights stay is required.
                                               7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                               2009                          2010
                                              01 Oct-   15 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   29 Mar-   08 Apr    09 Apr-   14 Jun-   27 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   30 Oct-
                                              14 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    28 Mar    07 Apr              13 Jun    26 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug     29 Oct   30 Nov
                                              2068  2486   2068    1948   1812   2043      n/a     2149    2291                         2864      2410      2138
                                              SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




For further information call Explorer Travel on
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                                                                                                                           Zanzibar Islands

  Bawe Tropical Island
  The hotel, built on the tiny Bawe Tropical Island, in this lost corner of the world is something
  truly unforgettable. Escape from your hectic lifestyle, as this is a no television, no shoes, no
  news, barefoot paradise.

  If you like romantic, unspoilt beaches, Bawe is definitely the place for you.

  LOCATION: Lies in the Indian Ocean, just 5 miles off Stone Town.

  FACILITIES: A restaurant, bar, swimming pool, massage and day trips to Stone Town and
  Prison Island.

  ACCOMMODATION: 15 magnificent cottages are discreetly scattered along the beach, all of
  them with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, ensuring maximum privacy and seclusion.
  Cottages have en suite bath, two outdoor showers and private verandah. Prices based on
  standard cottage (2 adults).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 30-minute boat ride from Stone Town, Zanzibar.

  Note: Children under 16 years are not permitted at this property. Bawe Tropical Island is closed
  during April and May.




   7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                              2010
   01 Oct-   14 Dec    15 Dec-   25 Dec-   29 Dec-   01 Jan-   25 Mar-   31 May-   12 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   01 Nov-
   13 Dec              24 Dec    28 Dec    31 Dec    24 Mar    30 May     11 Jun    18 Jul   18 Aug     31 Oct   30 Nov
   2145  2263   2862    2415   2299   2115      n/a     1945    2055                         2628      2174      2055
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




  Chumbe Island Lodge
  Chumbe Island Coral Park is an award-winning project boasting one of the most spectacular
  coral reef gardens in the world. Here you will find a lovingly tended and beautifully designed
  eco-lodge, designed to minimize all human impact on the pristine surroundings, providing
  both privacy and high standards of service to our guests. Chumbe is an ideal escape for
  honeymooners.



  LOCATION: Situated southwest of Stone Town, just off the coast of Zanzibar.

  FACILITIES: A waterfront dining room with spacious lounge areas; guided forest reserve trails;
  historic lighthouse with stunning views; dolphin watching or sunset ngalawa sailboat safaris.
  Water sports include guided snorkelling trips in the Chumbe Reef Sanctuary and intertidal
  explorations.

  ACCOMMODATION: 7 eco-bungalows with Japanese style mattresses, en suite shower and
  living room. Standard bungalow (2 adults).

  BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

  TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 10 minutes to Stone Town and then a 45-minute boat ride.
  Transfer to Chumbe can only be before 3.00pm and the return transfer to Zanzibar is only in
  the morning at 9.30am.

  Note: Closed from 12 April – 7 June 2010.




   7 nights – Kenya Airways
    2009                                              2010
   01 Oct-   01 Nov-   14 Dec    15 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   01 Mar-   05 Apr-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   07 Sep-   01 Nov-
   31 Oct    13 Dec              24 Dec    31 Dec    28 Feb    04 Apr     18 Jul   18 Aug    06 Sep    31 Oct    30 Nov
   1932  1902   2021    2439   2021   1902    1872      1842    2415                         1962      1902      1842
   SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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     Zanzibar Islands

 Pole Pole Resort
                               Pole Pole means slowly or 'take it easy' in Swahili. This relaxing haven of rustic African charm,
                               overlooks a beautiful marine reserve, which is home to a rich array of marine life.

                               Pole Pole, considered one of the most eco-friendly resorts in the world, is renowned for its great
                               cuisine, unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere and warm but discrete hospitality. Balancing
                               luxury and respect for local culture and environment it is the perfect place to relax after a safari
                               and the ideal base for exploring the underwater wonders of Mafia Island.

                               LOCATION: Situated in the Chloe Bay area, on the southeast coast of the Mafia Island Marine
                               Park.

                               FACILITIES: Dining room, bar and library. The cuisine is a combination of diverse culinary
                               traditions and cultures, with an Italian style touch of class. Swahili dinners are served once a week
                               or on request. The activities in the marine park are scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and visiting
                               the local villages. Boat excursions and picnics to isolated islets, sandbanks or islands are arranged
                               every day, according to the tide. You can enjoy a relaxing body massage using essential oils in the
                               peaceful massage centre overlooking the beach. A masseuse has been trained in lymphatic
                               drainage style massage and aromatherapy. Manicure and pedicure are also available.

                               Marine Park Fees of US$20 per day is to be paid by cash on arrival at the Park's entrance gate.

                               ACCOMMODATION: 7 bungalow rooms, perfectly blend with the surrounding tropical garden,
                               overlooking the infinite hues of blue of Chloe Bay. All rooms are furnished with carved and
                               antique pieces. The large private verandahs are furnished with a Zanzibari bed, chairs, table and
                               an armchair.

                               BOARD BASIS: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately a 30-minute flight from Dar es Salaam airport.

                               Notes: During low tide it is not always possible to swim in the sea.
                               The resort is closed in April and May.

                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                 2009                                    2010
                                01 Oct-   14 Dec    15 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   07 Jan-   25 Mar-   31 May-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   28 Aug-   07 Sep-
                                13 Dec              24 Dec    31 Dec    06 Jan    24 Mar    30 May     18 Jul   18 Aug    27 Aug    06 Sep    30 Nov
                                2100  2252   2876    2458   2271   2141      n/a     1984    2785                         2331      2201      2043
                                SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




 Chapwani Private Island
                               From the west coast of Zanzibar, looking out over the Indian Ocean and towards the continent of
                               Africa, the eye falls on a group of islands. One of these is known as Chapwani, a natural paradise.

                               This is the perfect spot for those seeking a beautiful peaceful beach, with Stone Town and all its
                               facilities just ten minutes away.

                               On this private island, there are only five bandas each with its own terrace leading on to the
                               beach. They are decorated with colourful African prints and furnished with local antiques. The
                               restaurant, on the water's edge, serves sumptuous meals combining a blend of Oriental, African
                               and Italian cuisine.

                               The island covers an area of 4.8 hectares and is surrounded by small coves with white sand
                               beaches and coral reefs, which are full of marine life. The thick tropical vegetation of baobabs,
                               palm trees and passion fruit, harbours a small historic graveyard and rich wildlife including a herd
                               of dik diks.

                               LOCATION: The island is situated just over a mile from the coast to the northwest of Stone Town.

                               FACILITIES: Offers a restaurant and bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and petanque
                               balls. Water sports include canoeing, snorkelling and diving, which are available nearby.

                               ACCOMMODATION: 10 rooms in 5 separate bandas with en suite bath/shower and ceiling fan.

                               BOARD BASIS: Breakfast and dinner included.
                               FULL BOARD OPTION AVAILABLE.

                               TRANSFER TIME: Approximately 20 minutes by boat from Zanzibar airport.

                               Note: Chapwani Private Island is closed from 1 April-10 June 2010.


                                 7 nights – Kenya Airways
                                 2009                                              2010
                                01 Oct-   31 Oct-   12 Dec-   15 Dec-   25 Dec-   01 Jan-   25 Mar-   10 Jun-   23 Jun-   19 Jul-   19 Aug-   31 Oct-
                                30 Oct    11 Dec    14 Dec    24 Dec    31 Dec    24 Mar    09 Jun    22 Jun     18 Jul   18 Aug     30 Oct   30 Nov
                                1501  1316   1614    2090   1672   1529      n/a     1226    1493                         2066      1612      1286
                                SUPPLEMENTS: Single room supplements and child prices on request.




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 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.




 – An ergonomically designed seat with footrest and                 – The new seat is 25% wider, has a privacy screen and
   adjustable headrest to support your head and neck                  converts into a fully flat bed*
 – Blankets, cushions, eyeshades, socks, toothbrush                 – The new Club Kitchen is open between meals times
   and toothpaste are also provided for your added                    with complimentary hot or cold snacks
   comfort                                                          – A la Carte menu inspired by the world’s top chefs
 – Enjoy tasty meals designed by leading chefs, as well               with expertly sourced wine list
   as complimentary bar service, available throughout               – Complimentary treatments at the Elemis Travel Spa
   your flight                                                        available at Heathrow and JFK T7
 – Priority boarding for families and activity packs for            *Configuration of aircraft with the new Club World product is
   children                                                         planned to be completed by January 2010, please check at time
                                                                    of booking.
 – Personal video screens with a choice of movies and
   entertainment


                                                                    – Personal ‘demi cabin’ space creates an exclusive,
                                                                      private environment

 – A separate quieter cabin with up to a maximum of 6               – Enhanced seat converts to a fully flat bed at the
   rows                                                               touch of a button
                                                                    – A la Carte dining with menus created by
 – Wider, more comfortable seats with 7 inches more
                                                                      internationally acclaimed chefs
   leg room than World Traveller
                                                                    – Complimentary bar service featuring the finest wines
 – Priority meal service offering fresh contemporary
                                                                      and champagnes
   meals
                                                                    – Complimentary sleeper suit and wash bag designed
 – Complimentary drinks from the bar (excluding                       by Anya Hindmarch and filled with luxury skin care
   champagne)                                                         products
                                                                    – Access to Departures and Arrivals lounges, including
                                                                      the Elemis Travel Spa at London Heathrow
                                                                                                                                                                                        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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             Holiday Guide
     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              BALLOONING – Please note that balloon flights will only operate             CURRENCY & EXCHANGE – Some countries have restrictions on
 information contained on the relevant individual destination              in the event that your pilot judges the conditions to be safe and           the importation and exportation of local currency. Please check
 introduction pages, as these, together with other information             appropriate for your flight. As on any aircraft, the pilot reserves all     with the relevant Embassy or High Commission. Never exchange
 contained in our brochure, form the terms and conditions of the           rights in respect of the carriage of passengers and their                   money on the black market. Services paid for by credit card will be
 contract between you and Somak Holidays ('Somak').                        luggage/equipment. Somak will not pay any compensation for                  subject to the applicable rate of exchange at the time the voucher
                                                                           disappointment as a result of the cancellation of your balloon              is presented to the credit card company, and may differ from the
 We trust that you will thoroughly enjoy your holiday with Somak           flight. A full refund of the cost of your balloon flight, if appropriate,   rate prevailing on the date that the service was provided. Certain
 and sincerely hope that the experience will ensure that you will          will be provided in the event of cancellation as a result of matters        local banks may levy an additional charge. Please ensure you have
 book with us again. The basis of a good holiday is the careful            beyond our control. Furthermore, it is your responsibility to ensure        sufficient monies to cover all expenses whilst on holiday, as our
 selection by you of your resort/hotel/itinerary. Space in our brochure    your holiday insurance covers activities such as ballooning as many         local representatives are unable to help in the eventuality of having
 is restricted, hence we strongly recommend you seek                       insurance policies require the payment of an additional premium to          insufficient funds in resort.
 supplementary and independent information from the applicable             cover ‘hazardous activities’. In the event of your ballooning being
 tourist offices, libraries, guide books or the internet, rather than      cancelled, we are unable to refund any such insurance premiums.             ELECTRICITY AND WATER SUPPLY – At times, the demands of
 rely solely upon the necessarily limited presentation of brochure         Should an additional ballooning excursion be booked that                    tourists on the local supplies of electricity and water may exceed
 information. Whilst our staff are happy to advise you generally, the      coincides with a pre-arranged game drive, no refund for the latter          the supply, with resultant power cuts, water shortages and/or
 ultimate choice of holiday destination is yours.                          will be available.                                                          problems with plumbing and drainage. Items usually affected
                                                                                                                                                       include air-conditioning, running water (hot and cold), lighting and
 ACCOMMODATION – Unless otherwise stated, accommodation is                 BROCHURE ACCURACY – Every care has been taken to ensure                     mini bars. Please note that occasionally these shortages may be for
 in standard twin/double rooms, though double beds cannot be               that the information in this brochure is accurate at the time of            extended periods and may be distributed unevenly throughout the
 guaranteed. Specific room requirements cannot be guaranteed as            printing. The facilities described at a hotel and of tour itineraries are   hotel/resort. Power and water rationing imposed by the local
 the allocation of rooms is at the discretion of the hotel proprietor.     those that are typically available. It is conceivable that hoteliers may,   authorities may also take place at various resorts. Whilst electrical
 Rooms are generally available between noon and 3pm, and are to            without notice, decide to change facilities which may then be               wiring standards do always meet local safety standards, on
 be vacated between 10am and noon, irrespective of your arrival or         temporarily, or even permanently, unavailable for e.g. maintenance          occasion they may be lower than those applicable in the UK. This is
 departure times. Dayrooms, subject to availability and extra cost,        purposes or during periods of low occupancy. As a result of local           simply a fact of life in many of the countries featured in our
 may be available. A triple room is usually a twin/double room, with       conditions e.g. weather, time of year etc., tours, excursions or            brochure. Tented accommodation on safari may utilise gas lighting
 an additional bed of a folding, pull-out design, hence conditions         cruises may change from those advertised in our brochure/advised            and have basic bathrooms.
 may be cramped. The standard and location of single rooms is not          in your itinerary. Occasionally it is also necessary to change a hotel
 always as good as twin/double rooms (even if a twin/double room           or hotels on tours. Such changes are beyond our control but when            EXCURSIONS – Any excursions booked and paid for at your resort
 is booked for sole occupancy). A supplement is payable whether            we are advised of any significant or long-term changes prior to your        are operated by the local handling company and subject to their
 the room allocated is a single or a twin room. Superior and deluxe        departure, we will try to notify you if practicable and time                booking conditions/cancellation charges. Refunds cannot be
 rooms may have the same facilities and be the same size, it may           permitting.                                                                 claimed from ourselves once you have returned to the UK as Somak
 only be the view or position of the room that is different. In the                                                                                    is not party to the provision of the services. Local prices may vary.
 tropics, be prepared to encounter insects (e.g. cockroaches,              BROCHURE PRICES – Please see Booking Conditions (clause 3). It              We strongly advise our clients only to book excursions from
 mosquitoes, ants, etc.) in your hotel room, especially at beach           is possible that some of the prices contained within the brochure           reputable and licensed local tour operators. Others may not be able
 resorts where they are a natural occurrence and do not reflect the        may have changed since it was printed. You will be informed of any          to offer the same level of safety and security, and are often not
 standard of hygiene and cleanliness. 'Sea view' – means the sea can       changes to the relevant prices contained within this guide at the           adequately insured, or licensed. It should also be noted that some
 be seen from your room but may be partial or at an angle.                 time of booking. All prices are based on special contract rates with        types of travel insurance do not cover claims arising from
                                                                           suppliers, and Somak will not make any adjustments should similar           excursions/tours purchased in resort (in particular cancellation of
 AIRLINES – The airlines used for long-haul flights featured in this       services be offered at a different price locally. Extra Night Prices: All   such tours/excursions and losses suffered as a result of partaking in
 brochure is stated on the relevant pages of the price guide. All          per night prices shown are based on the actual dates that you               hazardous activities for which an additional premium was not paid).
 airlines for such flights use wide-bodied aircraft, e.g. Boeing 747,      occupy the accommodation, and not on the date that you leave the
 767 and 777, Airbus A-300, A-310, A-330 or A-340. We reserve              UK. Number of nights stated in the price grids indicate the actual          FLIGHTS – All flights are subject to government approval and may
 the right to substitute alternative airlines. Many airlines featured by   number of nights spent in resort.                                           be withdrawn or amended at any time, without Somak incurring
 us operate a code-share system, whereby partner airlines may
                                                                                                                                                       liability. All travel information including aircraft types, timings, days
 operate flights on the stated airlines behalf. It is not possible to      CHILD PRICES – Children under 12, sharing a room with two full
                                                                                                                                                       of operation and carriers are shown for guidance purposes only
 cancel travel arrangements without cancellation charges being             paying adults, receive a discount on their holiday. Child prices for
                                                                                                                                                       and are subject to change. We reserve the right to substitute
 applied because of this. Domestic connections within the UK or to         all holidays are available on request. Clients are notified that
                                                                                                                                                       alternative airlines. Any such change will not entitle you to cancel
 Europe are generally on narrow-bodied aircraft, it is generally not       children taking advantage of child reductions must be under 12 on
                                                                                                                                                       without penalty. Flights are often full, so your choice of seats may
 possible for us to print specific information on these routes, as such    the return date of your holiday to qualify, otherwise airlines have
                                                                                                                                                       not be available and it may not be possible to obtain seats together.
 details change regularly.                                                 the right to deny boarding, without paying compensation or
                                                                                                                                                       We strongly recommend that you check-in early (at least 3 hours
                                                                           providing a refund.
                                                                                                                                                       prior to the scheduled departure). Somak has no control over the
 AIRPORT TAXES – UK Air Passenger Duty and all UK Airport
                                                                                                                                                       allocation of seats and provision of specific meal requirements as
 departure taxes are included in your holiday price. Foreign               CLIENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS – Less developed destinations
                                                                                                                                                       this is the responsibility of the airline. Please note that check-in
 departure/airport taxes vary and may be payable locally, in cash, for     may lack even the simplest facilities e.g. ramps or lifts etc. We
                                                                                                                                                       desks close well before the scheduled departure time for your
 each departure. If departure taxes need to be paid locally we have        cannot guarantee that the correct apparatus and necessary
                                                                                                                                                       flight, and the carrier reserves the right to deny boarding to
 given details on the applicable pages, however, this information is       modifications exist in any accommodation outlined in our brochure,
                                                                                                                                                       passengers not checking-in by the time specified. If you fail to
 subject to change. If you are travelling to more than one                 and cannot be held liable should the pre-advised facilities change,
                                                                                                                                                       check-in on time and miss your flight, we have no liability to you.
 destination on your holiday, you may be required to pay a                 or not be available. We do wish to provide every possible
                                                                                                                                                       Disabled and less mobile passengers and children, for safety
 departure tax at each point.                                              assistance, however, and request that you provide full details in
                                                                                                                                                       reasons, will not be allocated emergency exit seats. Almost all
                                                                           writing at the time of booking, so that we may assist with the
 BAGGAGE – Your personal effects and baggage are the                                                                                                   airlines operate a total ban on smoking on their flights, if this is
                                                                           planning of your holiday.
 responsibility of the airline from check-in to baggage recovery at                                                                                    important to you please ask at time of booking. The Captain in
 your destination airport. In accordance with the International            COMPLAINTS WHILST ON HOLIDAY – Please see Booking                           command of your aircraft by law retains all rights pertaining to the
 Conventions that apply to the air travel industry, compensation for       Conditions (clause 7). If you have reason to lodge a complaint              carriage of passengers, cargo, flight routing, etc. Should the
 delay, loss of, or damage to baggage, from the airline (on                whilst on holiday, it must be reported in writing to the                    Captain of the aircraft refuse to carry you, or your baggage, Somak
 international, or on domestic sectors ticketed as part of an              representative for action to be taken in resort. Please retain a copy       will not be liable for any inconvenience suffered, costs incurred or
 international journey), is limited to up to 1200 Euros. However, if       of the report lodged with the representative. It is unreasonable to         loss of enjoyment but would assist wherever possible in such
 travel insurance is effected, the actual value of any loss (subject to    take no action whilst on holiday and complain on return – when it           circumstances. Flights that are described as direct are those that
 any deductibles, limitations or exclusions of the policy) is normally     is too late for us to rectify the situation.                                require no change of aircraft during the journey. Stops may,
 payable. In order to obtain any compensation, you must complete                                                                                       however, be made en route for refuelling or to embark/disembark
 a ‘Property Irregularity Report’ before you leave the airport, with a     COMPULSORY DINNERS – Many resort hotels hold special dinners                passengers. Many airlines operate a ‘code share’ system whereby
 representative of the airline within the time limits specified on your    on 24th & 31st December. These are often compulsory. We have                partner airlines may operate flights on the stated airlines behalf.
 air ticket. Baggage allowances will be shown on your air tickets.         detailed the prices of all such dinners that we were aware of at the
 Please note that infants do not get a baggage allowance. Excess           time this brochure went to print. This information is subject to            FLIGHT DELAYS – Whilst these are regrettable, delays
 baggage is carried at the airline's discretion and may incur charges,     change. Child reductions on these meals are usually applicable and          unfortunately may occur through technical problems, inclement
 payable directly to the airline. For all transfers, it is your            are available on request.                                                   weather or air-traffic control delays. Where long flight delays result
 responsibility to ensure that all your belongings are loaded onto the                                                                                 in lost holiday time, no refunds are given by hotels/suppliers for
 correct transfer vehicle. Somak will not be responsible for lack of       CREDIT CARDS – Please note that payments made by credit cards               unused accommodation/services, as these are held for delayed
 insurance cover relating to the loss of, or damage to, baggage.           overseas, may be subject to a handling fee.                                 arrivals. If your flight is cancelled, delayed or boarding is denied by




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                                                                                                                                                                Holiday Guide
 the airline, you must claim compensation under the Denied               speciality restaurants are at additional cost. Breakfast is usually       SWIMMING – Swimming along many coasts can be dangerous due
 Boarding Regulations 2004 from the airline itself. Any payments         simple English or continental style. ‘Half Board’ is normally breakfast   to strong undercurrents and other elements. Please seek the advice
 received constitute your only rights of compensation arising from       and buffet/set menu dinner. Some hotels offer a buffet dinner up to       of the local representative before venturing into the sea and avoid
 the cancellation, delay or denied boarding. Consequently Somak is       a certain voucher value which is at the discretion of the hotel and       swimming in deserted areas. Do not let non-swimmers or children
 not liable for any inconvenience suffered, costs incurred or loss of    can be topped-up locally. ‘Full Board’ means breakfast, buffet/set        jump into a swimming pool without first checking the depth and
 enjoyment suffered as a result of any such delay. We will, however,     menu lunch and buffet/set menu dinner. ‘All Inclusive’ – sometimes        means of exit.
 endeavour to assist in these circumstances. During any flight delay,    not all bars & restaurants are included and supplements may be
 the airline concerned may, at their entire discretion, be able to       charged for certain brands of drinks, speciality meals/restaurants.       TICKETS & TIMINGS – Having received your payment, you will be
 provide refreshments and other services and, in extreme conditions,     Hotels which include main meals generally commence with dinner            sent your tickets and other documentation approximately two
 overnight hotel accommodation. Somak Holidays itself, however,          on the day of arrival at your hotel and terminate with breakfast (on      weeks prior to departure. As all airline tickets are issued by
 does not undertake to make any such arrangements. Recompense            half board) or lunch (on full board – except for safaris which            ourselves, for late bookings you may incur additional fees which will
 for such delays may be claimed through certain types of holiday         normally have breakfast as the final meal) on the day of departure,       be advised at the time of booking. Check all details including names
 insurance (please check to make sure your holiday insurance policy      dependent on flight times. Meal supplements at peak seasons are           and initials carefully. Please note that flight timings may have been
 covers such losses).                                                    obligatory, whether meals are taken or not.                               adjusted since your confirmation invoice was issued. Your itinerary
                                                                                                                                                   will be sent with your tickets. Once issued, tickets are non-
 FLIGHT TIMES – Flight times are approximate and, unless stated,         MINIMUM/INSUFFICIENT NUMBERS – Tours may be subject to                    transferable, non-changeable and non-refundable.
 are from London.                                                        minimum numbers, and may be cancelled in the event that these
                                                                         are not met. You will then have the choice of booking an alternative      TOURS – SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS – The single supplements are
 HEALTH, SAFETY & SECURITY ABROAD – Whilst Somak only                    holiday with us, though if the alternative is at additional cost the      applicable for single occupancy if travelling with at least one other
 contracts with reputable suppliers abroad, it is important to note      difference will be payable by you, or have a refund of monies paid.       person. All tours can be taken by a single person travelling alone,
 that some countries and/or suppliers do not conform to British          Such cancellations will be advised in writing a minimum of 8 weeks        but will incur a higher supplement, which is available on request.
 health and safety standards. The applicable safety standards and        before departure.
 regulations which apply overseas are those of the country                                                                                         TRAVEL ADVICE – We are working with the Foreign
 concerned and as a result, general standards of safety, hygiene, fire   PHOTOGRAPHY – In many cultures it is polite to ask permission             and Commonwealth Office to do all that we can to help
 precautions etc. can be different to those we take for granted in the   before taking a photograph of a person and you may be asked to            British travellers stay safe overseas. Before you travel, we
 UK. You are therefore requested to take great care when first           pay to photograph persons. Do not take photographs of airports,           recommend         that  you    visit   the    FCO    website at
 venturing into unfamiliar buildings or surroundings. Upset stomachs     bridges, government offices or military buildings. Always check with      www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo for up-to-date travel advice.
 are a common occurrence whilst abroad and can often be                  the guide/rep/driver. Some countries may require you to register or       FCO advice can also be found on BBC2 Ceefax page 470 onwards.
 attributed to, for example, the change in climate or ice-cold drinks.   bond your video equipment with customs on entry.                          Alternatively, telephone the advice unit on 0845 850 2829.
 Local hygiene and food preparation standards are not to blame as a
 mere change in diet and water can upset the stomach. Sensible           PREGNANCY – Most airlines will refuse permission for women to             VALUE ADDED OFFERS – All 'So much more' offers, are available
 precautions need to be taken especially with regard to raw food,        fly who will be 28 or more weeks pregnant on the date of return           for holidays started and completed within the periods specified and
 drinking water and ice in drinks. We take the safety of our clients     travel. Failure to comply with airline regulations may result in          all nights must be consecutive.
 very seriously. Should the Foreign & Commonwealth Office advise         cancellation and denial of boarding, and we cannot be held liable
 that people should not visit a particular country, we will act upon     for any such occurrence.                                                  VISAS AND PASSPORTS – Visa information in this brochure is
 this advice as appropriate. However, as media coverage indicates,                                                                                 provided for British passport holders who are citizens and residents
 many countries we feature are subject to political and economic         PRIVATE FUNCTIONS – These can include conferences and                     of the United Kingdom. Non-UK passport holders should consult
 instability. Crime against people and property are a fact of life       weddings, which do sometimes take place in the hotels.                    the relevant Embassy, High Commission or Consulate for visa
 throughout the world and hence it is important to be extra vigilant                                                                               details. It is the responsibility of all passengers to ensure that they
 when visiting strange countries. You have the same responsibility       PUBLIC AND RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS – Please note that services                 hold the correct and valid travel documents, including visas for all
 for your personal safety and possessions abroad as you do at home.      may be curtailed or limited during public holidays, and during            countries to be visited. Failure to do so may result in your intended
 Avoid drawing attention to yourself by wearing expensive jewellery,     certain religious holidays. Please also note that such public or          travel being curtailed or terminated, and Somak will not accept
 carrying expensive camera equipment, publicly displaying large          religious holidays can be called at very little or no prior notice.       liability for your loss in such circumstances. All UK passport holders
 amounts of money etc. Do not leave valuables unattended and                                                                                       travelling to any country featured in this brochure require a 10-year
 where possible store them in a safe. Always respect local customs,      REPRESENTATIVES – Somak employs the services of highly                    passport, valid for at least 6 months on the date of your intended
 standards and sensibilities especially in areas of cultural and         experienced local ground handling companies to oversee all aspects        return to the United Kingdom. All passengers must carry their own
 religious importance, as failure to do so may offend local              of your holiday as booked in the UK. They will be your first point of     travel documentation. All children travelling must be in possession
 inhabitants.                                                            contact should you experience any difficulties whilst on holiday and      of their own passport. If you are travelling to more than one country
                                                                         will endeavour to help.                                                   on your holiday you may be required to hold multiple entry visas.
 HOLIDAY AND FLIGHT CHANGES IN RESORT – If you wish to                                                                                             Please note the visa details of the various countries featured in the
 change your flight details or accommodation in resort, subject to       RESORT DEVELOPMENT – Construction work can cause                          destination introduction pages. The time taken to process a visa
 availability, payment is required whilst there. Should you decide to    discomfort, vibration and noise at certain times in resorts. We have      varies tremendously, however, you should allow at least four weeks
 change your accommodation to another featured in our brochure,          no control over building work and we are unable to anticipate the         by post and two weeks if using a visa service. Personal callers
 you will be charged the local rate and not as shown in our brochure.    speed or extent to which such development may occur. Should we            normally obtain their visas on a 'next-working-day' basis, however,
 In addition, the original hotel may charge cancellation charges if      learn of specific developments at or close to your accommodation          during busy periods such as Christmas, Easter and school holidays,
 you leave. Flights usually cannot be changed in resort except by        that are likely to affect the enjoyment of your holiday, then we will     considerable delays may occur in processing your visa. Generally,
 buying new tickets, the cost may be recoverable from your insurers      do our best to contact you before departure. If we are of the             three passport-sized photographs are required. Note: False
 if there is a medical reason which necessitates the change.             opinion that the building works may reasonably be considered to           declarations on your visa form may result in you being denied entry
                                                                         seriously impair the enjoyment of your holiday, we shall offer you        to the country you intend visiting. For UK passport holders resident
 HOTEL FACILITIES – Please note that charges may be made for the         the opportunity to transfer to an alternative holiday of comparable       in the UK, please see relevant destination introduction pages. Visas
 use of hotel facilities such as golf, tennis, spa, water sports,        type. If the alternative offered is at additional cost, the difference    may be obtained via The Visaservice www.visaservice.co.uk/somak,
 children’s clubs, etc. Where possible we have indicated services        will be payable by you, or Somak will give you the option to cancel       Tel: 0870 8900 185, email somakinfo@visaservice.co.uk. Details will
 which are chargeable, however, these are subject to change.             with a full refund of all monies paid.                                    also be sent with your confirmation. Please note that the
                                                                                                                                                   passport/visa requirements are for guidance only and are subject to
 LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE – For economy-class passengers, the                   ROADS – Conditions can be rough and journeys may be long and              change. Please check there have been no amendments.
 majority of airlines have a strict limit of 20kg baggage allowance,     uncomfortable with infrequent breaks. We strongly recommend
 plus 3kg for hand luggage. When on safari the allowance is lower,       that clients conduct further research so as to satisfy themselves that    WEATHER – Weather information is purely a guideline.
 excess baggage will need to be stored.                                  they will be able to withstand the physical rigours involved. All         Temperatures are shown in Celsius, rainfall in millimetres.
                                                                         distances quoted are approximate and may vary for operational
 MAINTENANCE WORK – Necessary renovation and maintenance                 reasons. Driving times may take a lot longer than you would expect.       Somak Holidays also produce an ESSENTIAL HOLIDAY
 work may be carried out at any time, although this work is kept                                                                                   INFORMATION BOOKLET which is sent out with your travel
 away from guests as far as possible, to minimise any disturbance or     SCUBA DIVING – We strongly recommend that you only partake in             documents. This contains important information that relates to your
 inconvenience.                                                          this activity with a registered company that is affiliated to P.A.D.I.,   holiday, and we would strongly recommend that you read this
                                                                         or a similar such organisation. It is dangerous to fly, or proceed to     carefully before departure. A copy of this booklet is available on
 MEDICAL INFORMATION – You should ALWAYS consult your                    altitude, less than 48 hours after you have dived or diving within 48     request, if required earlier.
 doctor before travelling for confirmation of inoculations and or        hours of a flight.
 medication recommended for travel in your chosen destination.                                                                                     Somak Holidays is a division of Somak Travel Limited, Registered
 Practical advice is available from the Hospital For Tropical Diseases   SPECIAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS – Special events and festivals may             Office Somak House, Harrovian Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow
 Healthline: telephone 020 7950 7799 (calls cost 50p per minute          mean that accommodation is in short supply. During these periods          on the Hill, Middlesex HA1 3EX. Registration No. 958261.
 and last 7-8 minutes on average).                                       whilst we may not be able to obtain rooms at the prices detailed in
                                                                         this brochure we may be able to get rooms at a higher price. You          Some Kenya photographs are courtesy of Malaika Photographic
 MEALS – The standard of meals and services varies immensely,            may also be required to spend a minimum number of nights at a             Safaris and some are courtesy of Roberto de Micheli.
 usually in line with the standard of accommodation booked. Meals        property during these periods. Details of these special events (or
 that are included in your meal plan are usually taken in the main       their exact dates) are not always available in advance so cannot be
 restaurant and will be a buffet or set menu. ‘A la carte’ meals and     published in this brochure.




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                                                                                                                               Somak Travel is a bonded tour
98                                                                                                                             operator with a licence granted
                                                                   H O L I D A Y S                                             by the Civil Aviation Authority
                                                                                                                               ATOL 2550 and are members of
                                                                                                                               ABTA (V5319), AITO and IATA.
                                                                                                                                                                                          91232120
     Please return completed form to:
     to your travel agent

                                                                                                                               SOMAK’S                                                           AGENT’S
                                                                                                                               REFERENCE                                                         REFERENCE

                                                                                                                               SOMAK HOLIDAYS KENYA & TANZANIA
                                                                                                                               OCTOBER 2009 – NOVEMBER 2010



     Lead Booking Name                                                                                                         Number of nights


     Holiday cost per person                                                                                                   Hotel/tour

                                                                                                                               Meal plan/
     Departure Date                                                                                                            room grade
                                                                                                                               Optional excursion(s)
     Departure Airport


     SURNAME (as shown on Passport)                                                             FIRST                        TITLE                 AGE           MAILING ADDRESS or TRAVEL AGENT’S STAMP
     (CHILDREN under 12 years; INFANTS under 2 years of age)                                    NAME                         Mr/Mrs                              to which all correspondence and documents will be sent




     SPECIAL REQUESTS (not guaranteed):                                                                                                                           ABTA                                  YOUR
                                                                                                                                                                  Number                                REF:



                                                                                                                                                                         EMERGENCY CONTACT FOR NEXT OF KIN:

                                                                                                                                                                 Name:

                                                                                                                                                                 Telephone (day):

                                                                                                                                                                           (evening):


     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:
     However you purchase your insurance you must check that your insurance policy is
     adequate for your needs, valid for the destination(s) you plan to visit, and, in                                     Policy number:
     particular, covers any activities you are contemplating during your holiday.
                                                                                                                          Contact name:
     Please complete the details opposite, to enable us to liaise with your insurers in case
     of emergency.                                                                                                        Telephone number:



     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.

     3 By bank transfer:              Account name: Somak Travel Ltd.
                                      Bank Name: Barclays Bank
                                      Sort Code: 20-65-63                                                                                                           Date
                                      Account number: 90865850

                                                                   Further copies of this booking form are available on our website www.somak.co.uk
     If you would like to receive special offers via email, please provide your email address
     Somak Holidays is a division of Somak Travel Limited, Registered Office Somak House, Harrovian Village, Bessborough Road, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3EX. Registration No 958261.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     9
                                                                                                                                                          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          (ii) We accept responsibility for death, injury or illness of any person
 is a registered trading division.                                          arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of clients                   taking one of our holidays caused by the negligent acts and/or
                                                                            required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may           omissions of our employees or agents, our suppliers and sub-
 1. Your holiday contract: When you make a booking you undertake            have to cancel it. However, we will not cancel your travel                    contractors, whilst acting within the scope of, or in the course of,
 that you have the authority to accept and do accept these booking          arrangements less than 8 weeks before your departure date, except             their employment in the provision of your travel arrangements.
 conditions on behalf of yourself and your party. A contract will exist     for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance.
 upon the issue of our Confirmation Invoice. These conditions in            If it is necessary for us to cancel your travel arrangements for reasons      (iii) Where a claim arises out of loss or damage suffered during air
 conjunction with the information set out in our brochure form the          other than force majeure and non-payment of the final balance, we             travel, rail travel, sea travel, or accommodation, the amount of
 entire agreement between Somak Holidays and yourself. Any                  will pay compensation to you as set out in this clause.                       compensation you receive will be limited in accordance with and/or in
 advice/information given to you by your travel agent which is                                                                                            an identical manner to the provision of the relevant International
 inconsistent with our brochure and these conditions will not form          If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you or your         Convention, copies of which are available from us on request. This
 part of your contract with ourselves.                                      travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your      means we are entitled to have all the benefit of any limitations of
                                                                            departure. You will have the choice of either accepting the change of         compensation contained in any international convention applicable to
 2. Your financial protection: We are a member of ABTA (No V5319)           arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements           your holiday.
 and hold ATOL No 2550 issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. £1 per       from us, if available (with no amendment fee although subject to any
 person is added to the cost of this air holiday package and is paid to     difference in brochure price), or cancelling your booked holiday and          10. Personal injury unconnected with your booked travel
 the Civil Aviation Authority to provide ATOL Protection to you. This       receiving a full refund of all monies paid except for insurance premiums      arrangements: If you, or any member of your party, suffer death,
 means your money is fully protected.                                       and/or amendment charges. In all cases, except where the major change         illness or injury whilst overseas, arising out of an activity which does
                                                                            arises due to reasons of force majeure, we will pay compensation as           not form part of your package travel arrangements with ourselves,
 3. Your holiday price: When you or your travel agent request a             detailed below for the period before your departure within which the          we shall, at our discretion, offer advice, guidance and assistance.
 booking with Somak, if we are able to accept the booking, you must         notice of cancellation or major change is notified to you:                    Where legal action is contemplated and you want our assistance, you
 immediately pay a deposit of £150 per person together with any                                                                                           must obtain our written consent prior to commencement of any
 applicable insurance premium. Occasionally you may be required to          56 days or more               Nil                                             proceedings. Our consent will be given subject to you undertaking to
 pay a sum greater than £150, this is so that we can secure hotels or       55 – 43 days                  £10                                             assign any costs and/or benefits received under any relevant insurance
 products on your behalf that must be paid for by Somak at the time         42 – 29 days                  £20                                             policy to ourselves. We limit the cost of our assistance to you or any
 we book them for you. The balance of the price of your travel              28 – 15 days                  £30                                             member of your party to £5,000 per booking form.
 arrangements must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure           Less than 15 days             £50
 date. If your booking is made within 8 weeks of departure, full                                                                                          11. Behaviour: Please note that your holiday arrangements will be
 payment including any insurance premiums is required at the time of        'Force Majeure': This means any situation outside our control such as         terminated by ourselves or the suppliers concerned (e.g. airlines,
 booking. If the deposit is not paid on time, we reserve the right to       war or threat of war, riot, industrial dispute, technical or maintenance      hotels, tour leaders etc.) if you are behaving in such a way as to
 cancel your travel arrangements. If the balance is not paid on time we     problems with means of transportation, re-scheduling or cancellation          cause, or be likely to cause, danger or distress to others or damage to
 shall retain your deposit and reserve the right to cancel your travel      of flights by an airline or main charterer, terrorist activity, natural or    property. In this situation, Somak will not be liable to make any
 arrangements and levy the cancellation charges set out in clause 5         nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen        refund, pay any compensation, or meet any costs or expenses you
 below. All monies you pay to the travel agent are held by them on our      circumstances that amount to force majeure.                                   incur as a result of your behaviour. Please note that you are at all
 behalf at all times.                                                                                                                                     times subject to the laws of the country you are visiting and must
                                                                            As we do not control the day-to-day management of your                        respect local cultures and customs.
 We reserve the right to change our prices at any time before you           accommodation it is possible that the reserved accommodation may
 book, including any special offers which we may have from time-to-         not be suitable or available to you once you have arrived in resort. If       12. Conditions of carriage/accommodation: Each journey
 time, and which may or may not be the same as set out in our               this happens we will endeavour to provide accommodation of at least           (whether undertaken or not) that you book by air, land or sea is
 publicity material.                                                        the same standard in the same resort area. If only accommodation of           governed by the conditions of the carrier which undertakes to provide
                                                                            a lower standard is available then we will refund the difference of the       that carriage. Some of these conditions limit or exclude liability and
 4. If you change your booking: If, after our confirmation invoice          brochure price between the accommodation booked and that                      are often the subject of international agreements. Copies of
 has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any        available, together with compensation of £50 per person.                      applicable conditions are available for inspection at the offices of the
 way, for example, your chosen departure date or accommodation, we                                                                                        carrier concerned or through ourselves. It is your own responsibility to
 will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be          7. If you have a complaint: If you have a problem during your                 reconfirm the onward or return sectors of any air journey with the
 possible.                                                                  holiday, you must, whilst in resort, inform the relevant supplier (e.g.       carrier concerned or such carrier's duly authorised agents and
                                                                            your hotelier) and your resort representative as soon as possible and         according to such carrier's regulations. The outbound flight is
 Any request for changes MUST be in writing from the person who             they will endeavour to put things right. You must also complete a             reconfirmed by Somak Holidays prior to your departure. All
 made the booking or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an         Customer Report Form whilst in resort. If your complaint is not               accommodation booked by ourselves on your behalf is subject to the
 administration charge of £25 per person per change, together with          resolved locally, please follow it up within 28 days of your return           'house rules' of the proprietor.
 any further charges and/or supplements and/or costs we incur in            home by writing to our Customer Services Department giving your
 making this alteration. You should be aware that these costs will          booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep             13. Insurance: It is imperative that you ensure that all of your party
 increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and        your letter concise, to the point and typed if possible. This will assist     have adequate and appropriate insurance. You are free to chose your
 you should therefore contact us as soon as possible. We may not be         us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to             own policy but you must satisfy yourself that the policy is adequate
 able to make alterations to your holiday arrangements within 21 days       you.                                                                          for your needs, in particular for any activities you are contemplating
 of departure without you incurring cancellation charges.                                                                                                 during your holiday.
                                                                            If you fail to report any problems whilst in resort we will have been
 5. If you cancel your holiday: You, or any member of your party,           deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint         14. Documentation: Where travel and health documents are
 may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. WRITTEN                   whilst you were there and this may affect any rights you may                  necessary to comply with the requirements of any country you may
 notification from the person who made the booking or your travel           otherwise have had under this contract.                                       wish to visit, then it is your responsibility to procure them. If failure to
 agent must be received at our offices. The following scale of                                                                                            obtain any such documents results in fines, surcharges or other
 cancellation will be payable depending on when the notification of         8. What happens to complaints: It is unlikely that you will have a            financial penalty being imposed upon us then you shall reimburse us
 cancellation is received:                                                  complaint that cannot be settled amicably either whilst in resort or          accordingly. You must be aware, by consulting your own doctor if
                                                                            following your return home. However, disputes arising from this               necessary, of specific health precautions deemed prudent for the
 56 days or more              Deposit only                                  contract which cannot be settled amicably may, if you wish, be                country/resort you intend to visit and obtain the appropriate
 55 – 43 days                 30% of total holiday price                    referred to the low cost AITO Independent Dispute Settlement Service          medication/inoculations.
 42 – 29 days                 50% of total holiday price                    (see page 3 for AITO's contact details), the ABTA Arbitration scheme
 28 – 15 days                 75% of total holiday price                    (see below) or to a court of law. The ABTA Arbitration scheme is              15. By making a booking with us you agree to the use and
 14 – 3 days                  90% of total holiday price                    arranged by The Association of British Travel Agents Ltd., but is             disclosure of the information you provide for the following purposes:
 Less than 3 days             100% of total holiday price                   administered quite independently by the Chartered Institute of                to enable us to process your booking (when it may be transferred
                                                                            Arbitrators. The ABTA scheme provides a simple and inexpensive                abroad), for market research and analysis, to prevent fraud and to
 If some, but not all, party members cancel, additional charges may be      method of arbitration on documents alone, with restricted liability on        enable us to contact you by letter, telephone or email.
 payable by the remaining members (e.g. under occupancy charges).           you in respect of costs. The scheme does not apply to claims for any
                                                                            amount greater than £5,000 per person or £25,000 per booking                  16. Law and jurisdiction: The contract between us, and these
 Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of    form. If you choose to proceed to Arbitration under this scheme, you          booking conditions, are governed by and construed in accordance
 your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.           must send a written notice of your decision to ABTA within 9 months           with English law. All parties agree to submit to the exclusive
                                                                            after your scheduled date of return. Full details of the scheme are           jurisdiction of the English Courts.
 6. If we change or cancel your holiday: It is unlikely that we will        available from The Association of British Travel Agents Ltd. at 30 Park
 have to make any changes to your travel arrangements. However, we          Street, London SE1 9EQ, www.abta.com                                          SOMAK HOLIDAYS KENYA & TANZANIA 2009-2010
 do plan the arrangements many months in advance and occasionally,                                                                                        (Publication date: September 2009)
 therefore, it may be necessary to make changes and we reserve the          9. Our liability to you: (i) We accept responsibility for the negligent
 right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and        acts and/or omissions of our employees, agents and suppliers whilst
 we will advise you or your travel agent of them if practicable and time    acting in the course of their employment in the provision of your
 permitting. Please note that carriers, timings and routings given in the   travel arrangements and for any deficiencies in the services we are
 brochure are for guidance only and may be subject to change. Such          contractually obliged to provide subject to the exceptions set out in
 changes are deemed to be minor changes. Other examples of minor            this contract and relevant legislation such as The Package Travel,
 changes include alteration of your outward/return flights by less than     Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, copies of
 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to             which are available on request. Our liability in all cases shall be limited
 another of the same standard, or change of airports within the             to a maximum of two times the cost of your travel arrangements
 London area.                                                               excluding insurance premiums and taxes.




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