8 Days / 7 Nights
Kenya has a golf history dating back more than 100 years. The British colonists began developing courses all over this country in the early 1900’s. Today there are over 37 courses to enjoy in a country where the weather is perfect for the game of golf year round. We have arranged a golf itinerary for the passionate golfer who wants to be challenged on some of the greatest golf courses in the world while on safari at world class nature reserves. We invite you to play golf in Africa and experience one of the few places remaining on earth where you can still see ancient species in their natural habitat.
Daily arrivals in Nairobi
Private Safari, featuring world class Golf Courts throughout Kenya
- Play golf at the Windsor Golf and Country Club, the only African golf resort to be a member of “Great Golf Resorts of the World”!
- Considered by some to be one of the prettiest courses in Kenya and home of the Kenya Open in 2004 and 2005, Karen Country Club is a must play.
- The non golfers will tour some of the famous Nairobi sites, including the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
- Explore the Great Rift Valley - home to a shifting population of over one million flamingos,
- followed by a round of golf.
- Experience “the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth”, the annual migration of over one million wildebeest at the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve.
- 3 nights in Nairobi at the Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club
- 1 night in Lake Naivasha at the Great Rift Valley Lodge
- 3 nights in Maasai Mara at the Mara Intrepids Camp
- All hotel taxes
- 7 breakfast, 7 dinners & 5 lunches
- 3 Green Fees ; (2 in Nairobi, 1 in Naivasha)
- Caddie fees for golfers
Transportation & Safaris:
- Transportation on safari will be in a private chauffeur driven safari minibus to Naivasha and Nakuru & 4 x 4 vehicles in Mara with a pop up roof for easy game viewing & photography while on safari.
- Services of an English speaking driver-guide
- All park and reserve entry fees.
- All domestic flights within Kenya
- All Government taxes and levies.
- 24 hours stand-by contact number.
- Two-way long range high frequency on safari accessories in each vehicle: First-aid kit, wildlife books, cools box and fire extinguisher.
- International flights
- All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
- Gratuities and Tips to Hotels / Camps staff and Driver/Guide(s).
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
- Laundry services.
- Concession fees (In case of any new fees introduced by parks without our knowledge).
- Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary.
- Visa fees. Visas are available on arrival at all Entry point/s
- Balloon Ride at the Mara: USD 450 per person
- Maasai / Samburu Village visit: USD 35 per person
Day 1 - Arrival in Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (D)
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Jambo! On arrival at the airport, you will be met by our representative who will assist with the transfer to Windsor Golf Hotel Country Club. You will be greeted with a welcome drink and receive a detailed safari briefing, check into your room, and relax before setting out for dinner. (D)
Day 2 - Golfing at Windsor
Enjoy a morning round of golf at one of the “Great Golf Resorts of the World”, the afternoon is at your leisure to choose another round of golf or take advantage of the many amenities offered by the club. (B,L,D)
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Breakfast at the Windsor Golf and Country club and then you will enjoy your first round of golf at this 6751 yards par 72-18 hole course. Windsor Golf and Country Club is the only African golf resort to be a member of “Great Golf Resorts of the World”. This 18-hole championship length golf course, threads its way through coffee farms and indigenous forest, and features lush fairways, fast greens and a number of testing water hazards. The fifth, at 640 yards from the back tees is one of the longest par fives anywhere in the world. Not only does this course provide the golfer with extreme and unique challenges, but it also immerses you in a magnificent environment. You will have lunch at the club and then have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure to either enjoy another round of golf or make use of the other amenities offered by the club. These include tennis, two squash courts, steam, sauna, heated pool, in-house videos and bird walks to name but a few. The beauty salon also offers spa treatments. (B,L,D)
Day 3 - Golfing at Karen Golf & Country Club
After breakfast, depart for the Karen Golf Club, home of the Kenya Open in 2004, 2005 and one of the top 18 hole championship courses in the country. It is next to the home of Karen Blixen the author of “Out of Africa”. Non golfers will be treated to some of Nairobi’s most famous sites, including the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. (B,L,D)
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Karen Golf Country Club is a 6953 yards, par 71 - 18 hole course and home of the Kenya Open in 2004 and 2005. Considered by some to be one of the prettiest courses in Kenya. Karen Country Club is a must play. It is certainly one of the top 18-hole championship courses in the country. The course is next to the house of Karen Blixen - the author of "Out of Africa". Lunch will be at Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens. The non golfers will tour some of the famous Nairobi sites. Starting with the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage which has a nursery and rehab center for infant elephants that have lost their families. Later, visit a nature center run by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife. An elevated observation walkway allows you to get face to face with 18-foot-tall Rothschild’s giraffes. In 1974 Jock Leslie-Melville, grandson of a Scottish earl, and his wife Betty founded the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) and proceeded to move five babies of the highly endangered Rothschild giraffe to their property where they have been successfully reared and have since produced their own offspring. Betty chronicled these events in her book, Raising Daisy Rothschild. Lunch will be at Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens. Later, you will be transferred back to Windsor for overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - Nairobi / Lake Naivasha
Today we will explore the Great Rift Valley, a huge geological fault-line that stretches around one-sixth of the Earth’s circumference and is visible from far out in space. You will have lunch at the Great Rift Valley lodge followed by a round of golf. Irish professional David Jones was the first to break the par here and described it as the best young course he had ever played on. (B,L,D)
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Explore the Great Rift Valley, a huge geological fault-line that stretches around one-sixth of the Earth’s circumference, visible from far out in space and a Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site. Along the valley’s length, there are many volcanoes (most of them dormant). We will have lunch at the Great Rift Valley Lodge. The lodge is built on the Eburru, which the Massai refer to as “Ol Donyo Opurru” (mountain of smoke). In the afternoon, you will enjoy a round of golf. The Rift Valley Golf Club is a 5940, par 72 - 18 hole challenging course with a spectacular setting. The first player to break the par here, the Irish professional David Jones, described it as the best young course he had ever played on. Dinner at your luxurious lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Naivasha / Lake Nakuru / Maasai Mara
Depart for Lake Nakuru National Park for a game viewing drive through this world-renowned park is famous for its huge concentrations of pink flamingos. You will enjoy lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Later flying to Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve and the setting for most of the film Out of Africa. (B,L,D)
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Depart to Lake Nakuru National Park for a game viewing drive with lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Lake Nakuru National Park is a shallow alkaline lake that is world-renowned for its huge concentration of flamingos; at times, hundreds of thousands of these birds give the lake a pink shimmering glow. The park boasts a huge variety of animals, including the leopard which is often found snoozing on the branches of the magnificent yellow-barked acacias. The endangered Rothschild’s giraffe are only found at this park in Kenya, white rhino and the rare black rhino are also protected and guarded here. For the bird-watching enthusiast there are 450 species found in the park vicinity, with a vast concentration of water birds including Marabou Stork, pelican, and of course the world-famous flocks of flamingo. Later, you will be transferred to Loldia airstrip. Fly on Safari Link with an estimated departure time of 3:30 pm to Maasai Mara Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve, the setting for much of the film Out of Africa. On arrival, you will be met by your naturalist driver guides. You will be transferred to Mara Intrepids Camp with a game viewing en route. Arrive for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Safari in Maasai Mara
You will have a full day of wildlife-viewing opportunities in the Maasai Mara Reserve, also known as the “Jewel of Africa”, a site with one of the largest and most spectacular animal migrations in the world. You may choose to add an optional balloon ride safari to your itinerary, one of the best ways to see the migration. Another option offered is to visit a local Maasai village for a cultural tour. (B,L,D)
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Full day of wildlife-viewing opportunities in the Maasai Mara Reserve, also known as the “Jewel of Africa,” a site with one of the largest and the most spectacular animal migrations in the world. The reserve is inhabited by many of Africa's most popular wild animals, including lion, cheetah, elephant, leopard, black rhino and hippo. There are also over 500 resident species of birds in the park including ostrich, larks and sunbirds as well as the lovely Lilac-breasted Roller. You may choose to add an optional balloon ride safari to your itinerary. It begins in the early morning and you have an hour of uninterrupted views of wildlife from the air, the best way to see the migration and the incessant movement of animals in the Mara. When you are once again on terra firma, you will be treated to a champagne brunch, set especially for you in the middle of the plains. Zebra and wildebeest may be your dining guests, and Africa’s colorful birds may be vying for a crumb of your bread. Another activity will be a visit to a local Maasai village for a cultural tour. Get to learn how the most colorful and famous tribe in Kenya “The Maasai” live. Overnight at the Mara Intrepeds Camps. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Safari in Maasai Mara
Enjoy another fabulous full day of game viewing. Overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)
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Today’s full day of game drive viewing will highlight a different section of the reserve which covers a total area of 700 square miles and forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem, hosting the world famous spectacle of the annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands of zebra and an escort of carnivores from the Serengeti plains that follow the rains and succulent new grass. A costly trek as many of the lame, haggard and sick will fall prey to the ravening pack of predators and many more will die in the swirling flood waters of the Mara River as they try to cross it. The Mara also has one of the highest concentrations of cheetah on the continent, as well as many magnificent black-maned lions. Overnight at the Mara Intrepids Camps. (B, L, D)
Day 8 - Maasai Mara / Nairobi / Depart Kenya
You will have an early morning game viewing drive and then transferred back to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. Upon arrival transferred to the JKIA airport for your departure home. (B)
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Early morning game viewing drive. After this last taste of Africa, you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi. You will be met at the Wilson airport and transferred to the JKIA for your departure flight back home. (B)
Say good bye to the wonderful country and promise to join us on another expedition.
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