African Safari – Kenya
Date: 12th – 19th August 2023
Bombay Natural History Society once again brings you the African Safari to Kenya, with its rich diversity of mammals and birds, a dream trip for nature lovers.
Places of Visit: Samburu National Reserve, Aberdare National Park, Lake Naivasha, and Masai Mara National Reserve.
Samburu National Reserve: Most tourists visiting Kenya do not get the opportunity to cross the Equator to visit the Samburu National Park to see the unique wildlife of North Kenya. Samburu has some very different animals like Oryx, Gerenuk or Giraffe Gazelle, Grevy’s Zebra, and Reticulated Giraffe unique to this reserve and not seen in Southern Kenya.
Aberdare National Park: A birdwatcher’s paradise, Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range in Central Kenya. The Park offers Moorlands, Bamboo forests and rainforests at lower altitudes. Birds like Jackson’s Widowbird, Bar-tailed Trogon, Golden-winged Sunbird, Scarlet-tufted Sunbird, Silver-cheeked Hornbill, endemic Aberdare Cisticola, and African Goshawk are also seen.
Lake Naivasha: Situated in the famous Rift Valley, it attracts thousands of wetland birds, it is also one of the best places to see the Hippos close as you take a boat ride. We also take a walking safari on the Cresent Island located.
Masai Mara National Reserve: Experience the thrill of watching the world’s largest land migration with around a million wildebeest and zebras making their way into Masai Mara from Serengeti. The spectacle of the Great Migration is something every nature lover should experience.
During the camp you can see a whole array of animals like the East African Lion, the fastest land mammal Cheetah, three kinds of giraffe Reticulated, Rothschild, and the tallest Masai Giraffe; Hook-lipped (Black) and Square-lipped (White) Rhinoceros; Cape Buffalo, Black-and-white Colobus, Spotted Hyena; Grevy’s and Burchell’s Zebra; African Elephant, Thomson’s Gazelle, Hartebeest, Dik-dik, Hippopotamus, Leopard, and the Nile Crocodile. Besides these one can see the largest birds: the Somali and Common Ostrich, Purple Grenadier, Blue-nape Mousebird, Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu, Secretary bird, Superb Starling, Hamercop, Bateleur, White-breasted Go-away-bird, Lilac-breasted Roller; Vulturine and Helmeted Guineafowl; Red-billed, Yellow-billed, Von der Decken’s, Black-and-White Casqued and Southern Ground Hornbills; Black-bellied, White-bellied, Buff-crested, and Kori Bustards, Malachite Kingfisher and many more.
Camp Fee: Rs. 3,55,600/- for members and Rs. 3,57,600/- for others
1st Installment (non-refundable) Immediate 60,000/-
2nd Installment 1st Feb 2023 60,000/-
3rd Installment 1st Mar 2023 45,000/-
4th Installment 1stApr 2023 60,000/-
5th Installment 1st May 2023 60,000/-
Final Installment 1st Jul 2023 55,600/- (57,600/- for non-members)
Reporting: 12th August 2023 at Boarding Gate Mumbai International Airport. Return to Mumbai International Airport on 19th August 2023*
*Time may vary as per flight timings.
Camp fee includes:
Economy Class Airfare*.
Normal Visa and processing charges.
Full board accommodation.
All Game Park entrance fees.
One liter of bottled water per person per day.
Professional driver guide.
Game drives as per itinerary.
Insurance for the camp period for participants aged up to 60 yrs.
*Flight cost is ex-Mumbai. The flight cost may vary depending on timing of booking, you can also opt to book your own tickets.
Camp fee excludes:
Food and drinks not on the group menu
Any sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary
Expenses of a personal nature, laundry, telephone calls
Camera charges if applicable
Tips and gratuities
Services other than those specified in “Camp fee includes”
Note: The cost has been calculated @ 1 USD = 82 INR, with a minimum 16 participants traveling together. Your passport should be valid for up to 6 months from the last day of the camp.
Procedure for Registrations:
Step 1: Fill the online registration form:https://bit.ly/kenya_aug23
Step 2: Share a soft copy of your passport
Step 2: Make payment (at least 1st installment) for the camp using the bank details given at the end of the registration form.
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