Travel 2 Africa 2019/20

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Why Travel 2?

Create Your Perfect Holiday

Getting There Cruise Plus

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Africa Multi-centre Holidays

On Safari

Kenya

Mombasa Tanzania Zanzibar

South Africa

Car Hire

Rail Travel

South Africa Experiences

Cape Town

Cape Winelands

Hermanus,Route 62 & The Little Karoo

Garden Route

Garden Route & eastern Cape Safaris

Kruger National Park Durban & KwaZulu-Natal

Johannesburg, Limpopo & North West Province Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe & Victoria Falls

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Namibia

Mozambique

Africa & Beyond

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35 Over 35 years’ experience and experts in tailor-made long haul holidays

Welcome to our world, a world we are proud of. We offer a level of service that truly sets us apart from anyone else and our portfolio incorporates a huge selection of travel options that you can tailor-make for your dream holiday.

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Why choose Travel 2?

YOUR HOLIDAY, YOUR WAY Travel 2 has been committed to sending customers to an array of worldwide destinations for over 35 years. In that time we’ve worked hard to become the experts you can trust in building your perfect holiday. Working with your travel agent we can plan and book everything from scheduled flights, accommodation, cruises, tours and excursions – our flexible approach allows us to tailor-make your holiday, your way. Furthermore, we work with all major airlines to allow you choice on how you wish to travel, with departures available from all regional airports. Travel 2 is part of the Emirates Group - a dynamic travel and tourism operation with a global reputation for excellence spanning every aspect of the industry. A GREAT PRICE WITH EXPERT ADVICE Travel 2’s reservation consultants are well travelled and undergo an extensive training programme. This combined skill set equips them with the tools to be able to provide you with a unique tailor-made service when booking your perfect holiday. Whether it’s a twin-centre holiday, cruise or touring holiday, our consultants will go that extra mile to make sure you have the holiday of a lifetime from start to finish. That extra mile also extends to making sure you get the best price too. Our buying power as part of a global travel business means you benefit from competitive pricing and special offers - exclusive from our supplier partners. New deals arrive daily, so speak to your local travel agent for the most up to date pricing and offers. SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON Travel 2 is an award-winning company and by working with your travel agent, we want to ensure your booking and travel experience exceeds expectations. From the advice you receive at initial enquiry right through to the service you receive in resort, our expert consultants are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to support and assist your travel agent. PEACE OF MIND Booking a holiday with Travel 2 allows you to relax in the knowledge that your money is safe and your travel arrangements are in expert hands. We are a fully bonded operator with the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL protected). The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3228.

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Create your perfect holiday

Booking your holiday to Africa with Travel 2 will ensure that you experience the region to the full. Choose from hip or boutique hotels, budget motels or luxury resorts - the choice is huge and the value unbeatable. Add an immersive city tour with a local guide and experience the excitement of haggling in the bustling markets or soaking in the local culture. Why not sample some down time with a pampering spa session? The choices are simply endless. Whatever you want to do Travel 2 can create it just for you. Whether you are seeking a relaxing weekend away, planning the holiday of a lifetime or wanting to celebrate a special event, Travel 2 will exceed your expectations.

HOLIDAYS Choosing your perfect holiday is an exciting moment. You may already know where you want to go and what you want to do but you may also want to browse and see what’s available before making your decision. To help you make that choice, we have priced our holidays in the way that we believe makes it easier for you. In the beach resort areas, we have created packages that include flights and the specified number of nights’ accommodation so you can see what the cost is going to be. However, prices are regularly negotiated, so ask your travel agent to see Do you enjoy discovering the heart and soul of a country? If so, independent touring could be for you. We’ve put together some fantastic itineraries that strike the perfect balance between the freedom of travelling independently and the convenience of having your accommodation and transport already arranged. what our latest special offers are. INDEPENDENT TOURING

ESCORTED TOURING If you’re short on time or you just enjoy the company of like-minded travellers, an escorted tour is a great way to see a country’s main sights, or to discover a path less trodden. With the help of an expert guide you’ll learn much about your destination in a safe and fun environment. And as the tours typically include all of your accommodation, excursions and often many of your meals, you’re free to sit back and enjoy your holiday without having to worry about a thing. SMALL GROUP TOURING If you like the convenience of an escorted tour but want something a little more intimate, consider a small group tour. Travelling by 4WD or bus in a maximum group size of 16 (it’s normally less) you’ll enjoy a holiday that’s filled with unique experiences. And with the help of an expert guide and/or driver, you’ll learn all about your destination from someone who knows it and is genuinely passionate about it.

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Accommodation

KEY TO ACCOMMODATION SYMBOLS

Our Boutique properties are a carefully chosen selection of intimate and offbeat places to stay.

Fancy a dip? Well, keep an eye out for our Pool Villa symbols and you can enjoy swimming in privacy. Take away the worry of paying for food, drinks, activities and entertainment by looking for our All Inclusive symbol which highlights hotels/resorts that offer this board basis. Your honeymoon should be the trip of a lifetime – these romantic hotels will ensure it’s just that. If you see a hotel with a Family symbol it means that it’s a great choice for both adults and children alike. Look out for the Wilderness Foundation’s Green Leaf Environmental Standard which recognise businesses that benefit their communities and act ethically. Fancy a round of golf? Our Golf symbol highlights hotels/ resorts that offer superb golf courses meaning you’ll be teeing off in no time. If you’re looking for complete relaxation during your holiday, look for our Spa symbol to find hotels that offer outstanding spa services and facilities.

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KEY TO HOLIDAY SYMBOLS

Holidays are about doing something different. Choose an Adventure activity or tour and escape the norm.

Independent touring gives you the freedom to explore at your own leisure safe in the knowledge that it’s been expertly arranged by local suppliers. Let our expert guides introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular and elusive wildlife by keeping an eye out for our Safari symbol.

Discover spectacular landscapes and make

travelling to your destination an essential part of your trip by experiencing one of our iconic rail journeys.

Take to the open road and let us show you the essential stops along the way. Whether on 2 wheels or 4, by car or by motor-home our expert regional knowledge will provide the route to suit your needs.

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Getting there

British Airways, the UK’s national flag carrier, continues to pride itself on its exceptional quality and unrivalled level of service. Whether in the air or on the ground, British Airways offers you the widest possible choice and utmost comfort, whichever class you choose to fly. Flying to more than 300 destinations worldwide you can be sure that British Airways and their partners can take you wherever you want to go. And, as a member of the renowned one world ® alliance, they have an expanded network to over 600 destinations across the world.

World Traveller is our full-service economy class on flights beyond Europe, packed with all the comfort and benefits you expect from British Airways at an affordable price: • Great value all-inclusive fares with no hidden charges • Generous free baggage allowance • Delicious meals and full bar-service • Personal entertainment system with complimentary headphones • Family-friendly features and kids’ activity packs

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World Traveller Plus is our premium economy service, a more comfortable, relaxing experience on longer routes and proof that a premium service doesn’t have to break the bank: • Wider seats and more legroom • Small, intimate cabins with expert, attentive service • Delicious meals and full bar-service • Personal entertainment system with noise-reducing headphones • Power supply for laptops and other electronic devices • Larger free baggage allowance

Club World combines premium levels of comfort and service with the freedom and flexibility to make every journey unique and unforgettable. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, there’s a Club World seat with your name on it: • Spacious seat that converts into a 183cm (6ft) fully flat bed • Memory foam headrest and quilted blanket • Luxury amenity kit with The White Company products and accessories • Delicious food and drink options using fresh, local ingredients • Access to private lounges* • Dedicated check-in desks and priority boarding • Power supply for laptops and other electronic devices • Larger free baggage allowance

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AIRLINE UK DEPARTURE

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All UK to Johannesburg Flights

Johannesburg and beyond to over 30 destinations in South and Southern Africa

Economy 31-32” Business Class 45” Economy 30-31” Premium Economy 38” Upper Class 87” (when fully flat) Economy 32” Business Class 87” First Class 82” (A380 only) Economy 32” Business Class seat length 75” fully flat ** Economy 31-32” Economy Comfort 34-35” Business seat length 81.5” Economy 31” Premium Economy 38”; Business seat length 77” La Première (First) suite length 90.5” seat length 79”

Johannesburg

London Heathrow

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London Heathrow

Johannesburg

London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle London Heathrow and regional connections via Amsterdam and Paris Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Durham, Leeds, Humberside, Manchester, Norwich, Birmingham, London Heathrow, London City, Cardiff, Bristol, Belfast Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, London Heathrow, Exeter, Cardiff, Southampton (flights from UK to Paris are operated by Air France & partners)

All cabins, all flights

21 destinations throughout Africa

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Nairobi and beyond to destinations throughout Africa and the Indian Ocean Accra, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Luanda, Monrovia, Nairobi and Windhoek

All flights between Europe and Nairobi

Nairobi

All long-haul flights

Amsterdam

Over 30 destinations throughout Africa, specialising in travel to West Africa

All long-haul flights

Paris

** all European flights are operated on B787 – Dreamliner’s To create your own perfect holiday and for our latest special offers, please contact your travel agent

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Cruise to the beat of your own drum.

Tailor-made cruise & stay packages from Cruise Plus by Travel 2 incorporate the world’s most prestigious cruise lines, as well as the best airlines, hotels, and touring companies. We offer our passengers a wealth of destinations and unforgettable experiences, allowing you to cruise to your own rhythm. We work with over 45 cruise line partners, ranging from the luxurious to the adventurous and everything in-between. There’s a cruise holiday to suit everyone’s needs and an opportunity to add something special to the experience. With an array of pre and post stay options, tours and excursions, you can make the

most of your adventure to some of the world’s most exhilarating destinations.

Our aim is to enhance what all of your favourite cruise lines already do so well, giving you a cruise holiday to remember with an added bespoke touch. Choose from our portfolio of over 300,000 hotels, or even add to your holiday with a touring or rail extension to take in even more spectacular sights. The sky (or in this case, the ocean) is not the limit! Find a unique collection of worldwide itineraries in our Luxury, River & Expedition and ocean cruise brochures, and we’ll help you drum up the perfect experience.

Taking your cruise holiday full circle.

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OCEAN CRUISES

LUXURY & ULTRA- LUXURY CRUISES

RIVER CRUISES

EXPEDITION CRUISES

If sheer indulgence is your priority, board a luxury or ultra-luxury cruise and enjoy a lavish journey to some of the most desirable and exotic locations around the world.

From family-friendly to adult-only, mainstream

Step on board a river cruise and embark upon a waterway journey through the heart of your chosen destination,

Expedition cruising is the perfect way to unlock the wonders of the world, including some of the most isolated, fascinating, and untouched destinations, from dramatic coastlines to dense rainforests.

cruising doesn’t limit you to the ocean. Make the most of your adventure as you travel in style to explore exhilarating destinations across the globe.

docking in the very centre of the world’s most amazing cities.

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.

CAMEROON

Bangui

Sibiloi NationalPark

Yaoundé

Lake Turkana

GULF OF GUINEA

EQ. GUINEA

SouthTurkana NationalPark

KENYA

Shaba NationalPark

Samburu NationalPark

Kisumu

SaoTome

Libreville

Kampala

Mount Kenya NationalPark

Masai Mara Lake Nakuru NationalPark

GABON

Lake Victoria

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

Mwanza

Nairobi

RWANDA

Lamu

OFTHE CONGO ZAIRE

Kigali

Lake Manyara

Amboseli NationalPark

Malindi Mombasa

Mount Kilimanjaro

BURUNDI

Tarangire NationalPark Ngorongoro Crater

Bujumbura

TsavoNationalPark

Brazzaville

Tabora

Kinshasa

Tanga

CABINDA

Cabinda

Lake Tanganyika

Zanzibar

Ruaha NationalPark

Dar es Salaam

Mbeya

Selous NationalPark

Luanda

TANZANIA

Quirambas Archipelago

Pemba

Niassa Game Reserve

ANGOLA

Lilongwe

ZAMBIA

Lusaka

Lower Zambezi NationalPark

ManaPools NationalPark

Lake Kariba

Eastern Highlands

Kasane

Livingstone Victoria Falls

Harare

Caprivi Strip

Skeleton Coast NationalPark

Hwange NationalPark

Indian Ocean

Etosha NationalPark

ZIMBABWE

Bulawayo

Chobe NationalPark

Gonarezhou NationalPark

OkavangoDelta

Bazaruto Archipelago

NAMIBIA

Marakele Pans NationalPark MoremiWildlife Reserve

Maun

Benguerra

Vilanculos

Windhoek

Swakopmund Walvis Bay

BOTSWANA

Kruger National Park

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park CentralKalahari Game Reserve

Polokwane

Waterberg

Limpopo Province

TimbavatiGameReserve

MarakeleNational Park

Namib Desert

Gaborone

KMIA Hoedspruit

Pilanesberg Game Reserve Madikwe Game Reserve

Namib Naukluft NationalPark

Skukuza

Sossusvlei

Sun City

Pretoria

Maputo

Mpumalanga

Mbabane

North West

Johannesburg

Luderitz

TwswalaKalahari Reserve

Fish River Canyon

Gauteng

SWAZILAND

SOUTH AFRICA

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve IsimangalisoWetland Park

Kimberley

Augrabies Falls NationalPark

Bloemfontein

Atlantic Ocean

Dundee

Upington

Ladismith

Durban

Maseru

Free State

LESOTHO

Northern Cape

KwaZulu-Natal

Eastern Cape

Prince Albert

Addo Elephant Park

East London

Western Cape

Kariega Game Reserve

Oudtshoorn

Shamwari Game Reserve

George Wilderness Mossel Bay Knysna

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

Winelands

PlettenbergBay

Hermanus

Capeof Good Hope

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BOTSWANA Marvel at huge herds of elephant from a boat on the Chobe River, and explore the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta by mekoro (traditional canoe) while searching for game. Staying in authentic camps in spectacular settings, this is real Africa. ZIMBABWE From the Eastern Highlands to the Mana Pools National Park and the mighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe’s incredible diversity makes it one of Africa’s finest untouched wilderness areas. ZAMBIA Visit the majestic Victoria Falls, see animals up close on an adventurous walking safari, and visit some of the world’s great national parks. NAMIBIA Take a guided excursion to the awe-inspiring sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the highest on Earth. Enjoy the unique solitude and dramatic environment of Damaraland, or stay at the quaint seaside town of Swakopmund, where the desert meets the sea. MOZAMBIQUE Offering some of the finest beaches and tropical islands in Africa, Mozambique is a gem just waiting to be discovered. With easy access from South and East Africa, Mozambique is easily included in an African journey. AND BEYOND..... Why not make your adventure complete and extend your stay by hopping over to the beautiful islands of Mauritius or the Seychelles? A stunning variety of resorts overlooking the Indian Ocean are waiting to be discovered.

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Port Louis

Port Louis

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Highlights

KENYA Witness the famous annual migration on the plains of the vast Masai Mara. Head to Lake Nakuru to see the flocks of thousands of flamingos, or relax on the

beautiful beaches of the South Coast. TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR

View masses of game on the vast Serengeti Plains and explore the natural amphitheatre of Ngorongoro Crater, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Relax on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar. SOUTH AFRICA Take in the fabulous views of Cape Town from Table Mountain and why not wine and dine in vineyards around Franschhoek and Stellenbosch? Discover the beautiful beaches and scenery of the Garden Route, and why not search for the ‘Big Five’ on safari in the world- famous Kruger National Park.

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Africa Multi-Centre Holidays

Experience the best of Africa in one holiday with our enticing multi-centre holidays. Combine a visit to beautiful Cape Town with a thrilling Eastern Cape safari in search of the ’Big Five’. Or perhaps start your African adventure in Kenya with a journey through the Masai Mara before jetting off to Africa’s east coast to experience the crystal-clear waters of Mozambique. Traversing this wonderful country is easy, so choose your itinerary and leave the rest to us!

n Four nights Cape Town n Three nights Eastern Cape Safari Itinerary Day 1: Fly to Cape Town, stay at your chosen hotel for four nights. Day 6: Fly to Port Elizabeth, stay at your chosen game lodge for three nights. Day 9: Fly to the UK. Day 10: Arrive back in the UK.

Cape Town & Eastern Cape Safari

Accommodation 3 H hotels Cape Town SunSquare Cape Town Gardens (BB) Eastern Cape Safari Amakhala Woodbury Lodge (AI) 4 H hotels Cape Town Southern Sun Waterfront (BB) Eastern Cape Safari Kariega River Lodge (AI) 5 H hotels Cape Town The Table Bay Hotel (BB) Eastern Cape Safari Shamwari Bayethe Tented Lodge (AI)

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n Five nights Cape Town n Two nights Victoria Falls n Two nights Chobe, Botswana Itinerary Day 1: Fly to Cape Town, stay at your chosen hotel for five nights. Day 7: Fly to Victoria Falls, stay at your chosen hotel for two nights. Day 9: Road transfer to Botswana, stay at your chosen hotel for two nights. Day 11: Fly to the UK. Day 12: Arrive back in the UK.

Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Botswana

Accommodation 3 H hotels Cape Town SunSquare Cape Town

Gardens (BB) Victoria Falls AVANI Victoria Falls (BB) Botswana Chobe Safari Lodge (FB) 4 H hotels Cape Town Southern Sun Waterfront (BB) Victoria Falls AVANI Victoria Falls (BB) Botswana Chobe Marina Lodge (FB) 5 H hotels Cape Town The Table Bay Hotel (BB) Victoria Falls The Royal Livingstone (BB) Botswana Chobe Chilwero (FB)

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MULT I-CENTRE HOL I DAYS

n Six nights Kenya Safari n Four nights Zanzibar Itinerary

Kenya Safari & Zanzibar

Accommodation 3 H hotels Kenya Safari Kenya Classic - standard (refer to page 20) Zanzibar Ocean Paradise Resort (HB) 4 H hotels Kenya Safari Kenya Classic - superior (refer to page 20) Zanzibar Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa (HB) 5 H hotels Kenya Safari Kenya Classic - deluxe (refer to page 20) Zanzibar The Residence Zanzibar (HB)

Day 1: Fly to Nairobi, to begin the 7 Day Kenya Classic Tour (refer to page 20). Day 8: Fly to Zanzibar, stay at your chosen hotel for four nights. Day 12: Fly to the UK. Day 13: Arrive back in the UK.

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n Two nights Kruger National Park n Seven nights Mozambique Itinerary Day 1: Fly to Kruger National Park, stay at your chosen lodge for two nights. Day 4: Fly to Mozambique, stay at your chosen hotel for seven nights. Day 11: Fly to the UK. Day 12: Arrive back in the UK.

Kruger Safari & Mozambique

Accommodation 3 H hotels Kruger National Park Gomo Gomo Game Lodge (FB) Mozambique Bahia Mar Boutique Kruger National Park Kapama River Lodge (FB) Mozambique Machangulo Beach Hotel(BB) 4 H hotels

Lodge(FB) 5 H hotels

Kruger National Park Jock Safari Lodge (FB) Mozambique Anantara Bazaruto (AI)

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£1269 £3999 £5029

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On Safari The sheer diversity of terrain, wildlife and style of accommodation makes an African safari one of the most unforgettable holidays you will ever have. Whether you are headed for South or East Africa, each national park has its own ‘must sees’ and with the help of an expert ranger or guide you will really get the most from your safari experience. Do take the time to read up on the places you wish to visit, to ensure you are happy with the style and standard of accommodation chosen, and also with the type of safari experiences available at your selected lodge. Whatever type of safari you choose, you can be certain that the memories will last a lifetime.

ACCOMMODATION ON SAFARI GAME LODGES Game lodge standards and style of accommodation vary enormously. Generally speaking, in Southern Africa standards are high and most of the lodges are rustically luxurious. Kenya is Africa’s original safari destination and, alongside Tanzania, the lodges are of a good standard, with a mix of more rustic options together with newer lodges that have been built in recent years. Throughout Africa the majority of lodge accommodation does not have 24-hour room service, television or telephones in the bedrooms, however the lodges we have chosen have their own unique character and are designed to help you get the most out of your environment. Most accommodation includes all meals and at least two game activities per day. This could consist of a game drive by vehicle, a walking safari or even a boat safari, all expertly led by a ranger or guide whose passion for the African landscape is infectious!

WHAT TO PACK AND HOW TO PACK IT Lightweight casual clothes are advisable for summer months. It is also worth taking some lightweight rainwear in case of unexpected showers. In the winter, it can get very cold, especially on the game drives, so we recommend plenty of layers. It is a good idea to wear neutral coloured clothing on safari - green, beige or brown and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes. Other essentials should include insect repellent, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars and a torch. It is often more convenient to take a soft bag rather than a hard suitcase as you will find that this fits more easily into When travelling on flights by light aircraft within Africa, the luggage allowance is restricted to 10-15kg in a soft bag, so it’s important to pack accordingly. On selected South African Airlink flights, this varies between 10-20kg depending on the aircraft type used, however luggage may be left at the airports for a nominal fee. PARK AND GAME RESERVE FEES Most national parks and game reserves charge fees which assist with the cost of conservation. These may be payable locally; please ask for details at the time of booking. TYPES OF SAFARI VEHICLE Generally speaking, transport in Southern Africa is by 4WD vehicle with the style and type often adapted to local conditions. In Kenya, most safaris operate in a minibus which has a pop up roof to enable you to make the most of game viewing. In Tanzania, the concept of a pop up roof is the same, but game drives take place in a 4WD. FOOD ON SAFARI Mealtimes are a highlight of any safari, giving you the chance to swap tales of spotting big game and get to know your fellow travellers. Generally food is of a high standard with buffet-style breakfast and lunch and a set- menu dinner. The menu varies from place to place and in many lodges and camps you will have the chance to try local dishes, game meat as well as western fare. vehicles when on the move. BAGGAGE ALLOWANCES

GET THE MOST FROM YOUR SAFARI Some hints and tips to help you get the most from your safari. LENGTH OF STAY In order to really get the best from your visit to the African bush, we recommend a minimum stay of two nights. It is advisable to arrive before lunch and depart after breakfast in order to maximise the game viewing opportunities. Staying in a lodge is both exciting and can be very social, so you don’t want to miss out by arriving at the wrong time! It’s also important to note that time restrictions may apply at gate entrances; please check that your flight arrangements are suitable before you travel. AGE RESTRICTIONS Policies regarding children vary between the lodges. It’s important to note that even those which do accept children have game viewing and other restrictions depending on the age of the child. If you are considering taking children on a safari holiday please look for the ‘family’ logo throughout this brochure. To help you, we have included under each lodge the applicable child policy. Some lodges may permit young children on game drives when booked on a private basis and can be arranged locally. Please enquire for details.

TYPICAL DAY ON SAFARI 05h30

(Before sunrise) Tea/coffee with muffins & biscuits

06h00 Early morning game activity 09h00-09h30 Breakfast back at the lodge 10h00-13h00 Relax at the lodge 13h00 Light lunch 14h00-15h30 Relax, swim or snooze 16h00 Tea/coffee and cake 16h30 Evening game activity 20h00 Three-course dinner

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The ‘Big Five’ - What are they? Lion • Leopard • Rhino • Elephant • Buffalo These animals got their name as they were considered the most dangerous and difficult to hunt. Although the ‘Big Five’ can be seen in most reserves and national parks, it is never guaranteed. After all, you are in the wild! Remember, it’s not just the ‘Big Five’ that makes your safari experience - it could be the numerous other animals, birdlife, insects, vegetation, breathtaking scenery and the overwhelming feeling of being in the wilderness.

THE MIGRATION The migration between Tanzania and Kenya follows the annual rains in search of good grazing pastures. The following is a general guide. As the movement is constant, exact locations cannot be guaranteed. The animals congregate on the short grassy plains of the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Masai Mara

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Apr/May/Jun: Following the end of the rains, the migration gradually heads northwest towards the western corridor and Grumeti. Jun/Jul/Aug: During these months most of the migration overflows into the Masai Mara. Aug/Nov: The migration stays in the Masai Mara during this period, until the new rains prompt the move southwards again.

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Lake Natron

Serengeti

Grumeti GameReserve

Ndutu GameReserve Seronera GameReserve

Oldoinyo Lengai

Ngorongoro

Olduvai GameReserve

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Kenya

Kenya at a glance Kenya is the epitome of the African adventure. From the wide expanses of the Masai Mara to the white sandy beaches bathed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, it is easy to fall in love with Kenya. There are few places that can offer the combination of safari and beach so effortlessly. Experience the magical mix and beautiful diversity of incredible landscapes, abundant wildlife and fascinating culture, Kenya has it all.

ETHIOPIA

Lake Turkana

Marsabit National Park

UGANDA

Cherangani Hills

KENYA

Samburu Game Reserve

Sweetwaters Game Reserve

Eldoret

Mount Kenya

Kisumu

Aberdare National Park

Lake Nakuru

Lake Victoria

Lake Naivasha

Kilgoris

Narok

Nairobi

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Lake Natron

Tsavo National Park

Amboseli Game Reserve

Serengeti National Park

Formosa Bay

Tsavo

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Indian Ocean

TANZANIA

Mombasa

Tarangire NationalPark

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Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from date of arrival into Kenya and must have at least 2 blank pages. LANGUAGE: English and Kiswahili. CURRENCY: Kenyan Shilling. FLIGHT INFORMATION: There are direct flights to Nairobi with British Airways and Kenya Airways, with connecting flights to Mombasa. FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx 9 hours.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: The weather is hot and humid on the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and northeast of the country. The hottest months are usually February and March and the coolest months July and August. Rainfall is at its heaviest in April, May and November. TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT + 3 hours. VISAS: Required for British passport holders at a fee of $50 and is issued on arrival. Visas can be obtained before departure using the eVisa website.

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ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE A balloon safari over the Masai Mara is an experience like no other. Drifting over the plains as the sun rises with oblivious wildlife sprawled below is awe-inspiring. The Champagne breakfast isn’t bad either. GREAT JOURNEY A journey more wondrous than any you could imagine, the great migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle floods the grasses of the Masai Mara from late June. WHERE TO GO FOR ADVENTURE The Great Rift Valley is a prehistoric fissure that slices through much of eastern Africa. With volcanic lakes and towering cliffs, it is an adventure of cinematic proportions. WATER PARADISE Designated a bird sanctuary in 1961, Lake Nakuru National Park has over 450 bird species; plus 56 species of mammals including white rhino and waterbuck. SHOPPING Almost every town and village has markets selling traditional arts and crafts, perfect for presents for those back home.

DATES FOR THE DIARY Every November Mombasa comes alive with the sights and sounds of Mombasa Carnival, filling the streets with colour. For something a little different head to northern Kenya in August for the Malaral Camel Derby. BEST FOR KIDS It’s not easy to get up-close to Africa’s wildlife but at Nairobi’s Giraffe Centre you could get to hand-feed one of these amazing creatures. BOOK EARLY In peak season some safaris can get quite busy, especially during the migration season. If you want to avoid the crowds choose a more intimate safari such as Amboseli National Park or Samburu National Reserve. A TASTE OF LOCAL LIFE Be sure to visit a Masai village and discover a culture little- changed for millennia. BEST BEACHES Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline not only has magnificent beaches such as Diani Beach, it also has some of Africa’s finest diving and snorkelling.

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7 day Kenya Classic Nairobi • Masai Mara • Lake Nakuru • Amboseli National Park KENYA

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Discover the vastness of the Masai Mara and track the ‘Big Five’ in one of Africa’s most iconic game reserves • Experience the culture of the Masai • View an abundance of wildlife on Lake Nakuru • See the awe-inspiring Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli

Departures: Standard: Tuesdays & Thursdays Superior and Deluxe: Sundays

Days 5 & 6: Amboseli National Park Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride, before proceeding on to Nairobi. Collect a picnic lunch and then head south towards Amboseli, arriving at your lodge by late afternoon. On day 6 of the standard option, depart after breakfast for a full-day game drive, enjoy a hot picnic lunch and return to the lodge in the late afternoon. On the superior and deluxe options on Day 6, enjoy a morning and an afternoon game drive, returning to the lodge in between for lunch. (BLD) Standard: Amboseli Sopa Lodge; Superior: Ol Tukai Lodge; Deluxe: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Day 7: Nairobi Following an early breakfast, catch the last views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro as you depart Amboseli. From here, turn north across the beautiful and seemingly never ending Athi Plains, arriving in Kenya’s bustling capital city of Nairobi by mid- day. Once in the city, guests will be dropped off at the drop-off point or the airport. (B) Please note, luggage on safari tours is restricted to 15kg in soft sided bags. PRICES INCLUDE • 6 nights’ accommodation (1 night hotel, 5 nights’ game lodge or luxury tent)

Day 1: Nairobi Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your Nairobi hotel. Standard: Safari Park Hotel; Superior: Eka Hotel; Deluxe: Nairobi Serena Hotel Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve After breakfast, the journey to the wonderful expanse of the Masai Mara will begin. You are scheduled to arrive in time for lunch at your lodge. After relaxing, there is an afternoon game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. (BLD) Standard: Mara Sopa Lodge; Superior: Keekorok Lodge; Deluxe: Mara Serena Safari Lodge (2 nights) Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve Enjoy a morning game drive, returning to the lodge mid-morning. After lunch, set off for a visit to a traditional Masai village, followed by an afternoon game drive to witness the full array of the Mara’s charms. The Masai Mara occupies over 1,500 square kilometres of gentle rolling grasslands which ensure plentiful sightings of abundant game. July to October sees the annual wildebeest migration – an unimaginable spectacle as the huge herds also draw packs of predators, in particular lions and hyenas. For a supplement from £389 per person, enjoy one of the most beautiful hot-air balloon flights in the world over the Masai Mara (including transfers & champagne breakfast). (BLD) Day 4: Lake Nakuru Lake Nakuru 1

• Meals as specified: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners • All transfers on shared basis, minibus or mini-coach • Shared games drives in 4x4 safari vehicle with photo roof • Services of an English-speaking driver guide

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you’ll head north to Lake Nakuru, which is often awash with pink flamingos that line the shores. This spectacle can often be witnessed as you embark on your afternoon game drive, after a delicious lunch at the lodge. *Deluxe option - You will depart Mara with a picnic lunch arriving Lake Nakuru for a game drive, then depart for your camp situated in Soysambu conservancy. (BLD) Standard: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge; Superior: Lake Nakuru Lodge; Deluxe*: Lake Elementaita Serena Camp

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Experience the vast plains where an array of wildlife, including ‘The Big Five’, roam freely •Smaller lodges and fewer visitors offers more relaxed and inmate encounters •Unique opportunity to experience a ‘walking safari’

3 day Laikipia Fly-in Laikipia Plateau • ‘Big Five’ game viewing

Departures: Daily

Day 1: Nairobi – Laikipia Transfer early to Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Laikipia. Positioned to the north west of Mount Kenya, Laikipia is regarded as the gateway to Kenya’s remote and wild, northern frontier country. On arrival, you will be met and proceed by road to the lodge of your choice. Relax and settle in at the lodge; following lunch, there will be an afternoon game drive, returning to the camp as the sun sets. (LD) Day 2: Laikipia Rising at dawn with tea and coffee, depart for an early morning game drive before breakfast, catching the animals before the heat of the day sets in. Laikipia is recognized for its ever-increasing numbers of wildlife, including threatened, rare and endangered species such as wild dogs, black and white rhino and Grevy’s zebra. The region offers fantastic family experiences and activities such as walking safaris that are not allowed in the national parks. With smaller lodges and fewer visitor numbers, it offers more relaxed and intimate encounters. Later enjoy an afternoon game drive. (BLD) Day 3: Laikipia – Nairobi Enjoy a final early morning game drive in this unique environment where native fauna and endless views of wilderness will leave you speechless. After breakfast, bid farewell to your new friends and head back to the airport for your return flight to Nairobi. (B) Please note, luggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kg including hand luggage and should be in soft sided bags. Want to extend your stay, two nights is the minimum recommended duration, please call for rates on additional nights. PRICES INCLUDE • 2 nights’ accommodation in names lodge or similar • Meals as specified 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and house drinks • Game drives (or activities) on a shared basis in 4x4 vehicles • Internal flights & airport transfers • Conservancy fees & government taxes Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare El Karama Lodge  £1399 Laikipa Wilderness Camp  £1729 Kicheche Laikapia Camp  £1439 Singlesupplementsavailableupon request

El Karama Lodge This award winning Eco Lodge is recognised as a leader in the sustainable and responsible travel industry in Kenya; El Karama is a small rustic family run, working cattle ranch and wildlife sanctuary on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Cottages are lovingly crafted with local materials including stone, wood, thatch and canvas. This property is an excellent choice for families, with a daily ‘bush school’ programme, a freshwater swimming pool , and a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Laikipa Wilderness Camp Situated on a hillside above the Ewaso Narok River, there’s a deliberately basic infrastructure at Laikipia Wilderness that keeps it all very native, with tents featuring open air bathrooms allowing you to shower under the stars. Your hosts are specialists in walking safaris inclusive of all abilities, the only area in Kenya which offers such activity. Enjoy game drives and also night drives; and for something a bit more relaxing, the lodge offers picnics in the bush overlooking herds of elephants. Kicheche Laikapia Camp Nestled within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy wilderness zone, this luxury camp has an intimate and personalized atmosphere with only six luxurious tents. The Conservancy is a vast area of 90,000 acres which is home to an abundance of wildlife such as the Black Rhino, African wild dog, elephant, cheetah, leopard and lion. With your accommodation overlooking a waterhole, game viewing is also possible from the comfort of your own veranda. The chefs are famous for their creative cuisine and meals are usually enjoyed al-fresco, where star-gazing is a must.

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3 day Masai Mara Fly-in Masai Mara • ‘Big Five’ game viewing KENYA

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Discover lions, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard, also known as ‘The Big Five’ • Experience the Masai Mara - Africa’s most famous safari destination

Departures: Daily

Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara You will be collected early from Nairobi International Airport (or a city hotel) and transferred to Wilson Airport for your flight to the Masai Mara. Upon arrival, you will be met by a guide from your chosen accommodation. Following lunch, there will be an afternoon game drive, returning to camp as the sun sets. If you arrive in the afternoon, you will be transferred to the camp or lodge. (LD) Standard: Keekorok Lodge; Superior: Governors’ Main Camp; Deluxe: Mara Engai Lodge; Boutique: Saruni Mara Camp (2 nights) Day 2: Masai Mara Rise at dawn for tea and coffee, then embark on a game drive before breakfast, catching the animals at their most active before the heat of the day sets in. The rest of the morning is at leisure, before a further game drive in the afternoon. (BLD) Day 3: Masai Mara - Nairobi Following another early morning game drive and breakfast, there will be a transfer back to the airstrip for your flight to Wilson Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to either a Nairobi city centre hotel or Nairobi International Airport. (B) Please note, luggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kg including hand luggage and should be in soft sided bags. Want to extend your stay? two nights is the minimum length of time we recommend, ask about adding additional nights to really get the most from your Masai Mara experience. PRICES INCLUDE • 2 nights’ accommodation in named lodge, camp, or similar • Meals as specified: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners • Shared safari touring by non air-conditioned camp or lodge vehicles • Internal flights, airport transfers, game drives and sightseeing as per itinerary

This is the ultimate way to view wildlife in the Masai Mara and a fantastic experience that will not disappoint! You will be woken before dawn and driven to a remote location, where your balloon awaits. Taking off as the sun rises, you will drift quietly above plains, rivers and forests, taking in this spectacular scenery. On landing, you will enjoy a full Champagne bush-style breakfast, complete with fresh Kenyan coffee, tea and fruit. This is a truly magical experience ideal for those special occasions. Balloon Safari

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KEEKOROK GAME LODGE A warm welcome waits at Keekorok Lodge, a well-established camp that was the first lodge ever to be built in the Mara in 1962. Located at the southern end of the Masai Mara National Reserve and surrounded by endless square miles of lush, sun- drenched plains, it sits in the direct path of the spectacular annual migration from July to October. Part of the lodges’ charm lies in the liberal use of local building materials in all rooms and public areas. Relax around the pool or sip a cool drink at the bar which overlooks a dam where resident hippos and other game are regularly seen. Guests can experience unparalleled safari adventures, with morning and evening game drives. HOTEL FACILITIES ••• restaurant • three bars • swimming pool • Massage Tent • complimentary WiFi Internet • laundry (charge) • safety deposit box • shared TV and lounge area • hot air balloon excursions • game drives ROOM FACILITIES ••• 99 rooms, chalets & suites • en suite bathroom • balcony • ceiling fan • mosquito nets

GOVERNORS’ CAMP Governors’ Camp is in an area of the Masi Mara National Reserve once reserved for the colonial governors of Kenya and their royal visitors. Nestled in the forest along the banks of the Mara River, the area is teeming with wildlife. Tents are stylishly decorated with private verandas and have en suite facilities and electricity. Some tents line the riverbank tucked in next to the Mara River, while others have views of the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. Niceties such as early morning tea and ginger biscuits are brought to your tent and daily meals served in the open-sided dining tent are absolutely delicious. Activities are extremely flexible with both walking and 4x4 safaris offered, as well as hot air balloon excursions and Masai cultural visits. HOTEL FACILITIES ••• restaurant tent • bar tent • massage service • complimentary WiFi • laundry • safety deposit box • hot air balloon excursions • game drives • walking safaris ROOM FACILITIES ••• 37 luxury tents • en suite bathroom • private veranda • room service

MARA ENGAI LODGE The distinctly unique Mara Engai Lodge is nestled amongst pristine Kenyan Ravine forest on the Oloololo (Siria) Escarpment. Overlooking the amazing Masai Mara National Reserve and Wildebeest Migration Route, with around 120km of unbroken views across the vast savannah, the lodge is simply breathtaking. The large tented rooms are beautifully furnished and feature full en suite facilities with invigorating waterfall showers. The tents are raised to maximise the stunning views, with private viewing decks perfect for relaxing or enjoying a romantic dinner. Suite upgrades are also available at a supplement and enjoy the best views of this stunning area. Enjoy a full range of activities, including game drives on unique Pinzgauer vehicles, bush breakfasts or dinners, vantage point lunch and live cooking on tent balconies, walking safaris, and quad bike safaris, Maasai culutural experiences or a once in a lifetime balloon trip over the Masai Mara. HOTEL FACILITIES ••• restaurant tent • bar • complimentary WiFi in public areas • laundry • safety deposit box • shared lounge area • hot air balloon excursions • game drives • walking safaris • vantage point breakfast or lunch • Maasai experience • veranda dining • Quad Bike safaris ROOM FACILITIES ••• 20 luxury tents • en suite bathroom • private veranda • ceiling fan • room service

SARUNI MARA CAMP Saruni Mara is tucked away in a secluded valley in Mara North Conservancy - a private and exclusive 74,000 acre wildlife concession bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve. Encounter the abundant wildlife away from the crowds and uninterrupted by other vehicles. With rights to game drive in Lemek, Ol Choro Oirouwa and Mara North Conservancy, as well as the main Masai Mara National Reserve, Saruni Mara offers an exceptional and diverse wildlife experience. Saruni is the only small boutique lodge in the Mara conservancies, making it very intimate and exclusive. The beautifully decorated and individually themed rooms have a classic safari feel, with luxurious bathrooms and showers with a view. Enjoy the Italian-inspired cuisine, the relaxed and elegant atmosphere and being immersed in nature from your private veranda. HOTEL FACILITIES ••• open lounge & dining area • Masai wellbeing space (spa) • warriors academy • hot air balloon excursions • shared game drives • bush walks ROOM FACILITIES ••• Seven cottages & villas • en suite bathroom • private veranda

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