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All accommodations as specified on the itinerary; all national park and reserve fees; internal light aircraft flights (additional charge applies), all meals beginning with breakfast on Day 2 through dinner lunch on Day 10; professional guide accompaniment throughout; all daily activities as described (biking, boating, bush walks, Laikipia hiking, game drives, sightseeing); Nairobi airport transfers; soft drinks, beer, fruit juice, mineral water and house wine at Mara safari camp.
Round-trip international airfare to Nairobi; international entry/departure taxes; dinner on Day 1 and Day 10; travel insurance; excess baggage charges; alcoholic beverages other than those specified under "Included"; pre- and post-trip tours; Maasai Mara balloon flight, items of a personal nature; optional guide gratuities.
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Special Payment, Cancellation, and Transfer Policy
A deposit of $400 per person must be paid at the time of signup; the deposit is fully refundable up to 91 days prior to departure. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. At 60-31 days prior to departure, 50% of the land cost is non-refundable and non-transferrable. At 30 days or less prior to departure all costs are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
There is no single supplement fee for those willing to share accommodations with a same-gender roommate. If you are willing to share but we are unable to pair you with a same-gender roommate, you will not be charged the single supplement fee. If you do not wish to share and request single accommodations, you will be required to pay the single supplement fee. Please be advised that there are a limited number of single accommodations available. For more details about traveling solo, see our Solo Travelers page.
- Single supplement 2017 - $1,299
This trip requires that one or more internal flights be booked separately by REI. Our travel specialists will collect payment and make reservations for all confirmed group members for these required internal flights. Because airfare prices can change without notice, all flight prices are subject to change.
Kenya's weather can vary depending on specific location, elevation and time of year. Nairobi and the Central Highlands (which include Meru National Park and the Laikipia Plateau) typically experience daytime temperatures in the mid-60s to mid-70s year-round with evening temperatures dropping into the 40s and 50s. Average daytime temperatures in the Maasai Mara are slightly warmer (high 70s-mid 80s) with evenings in the 60s. While most of our departures are scheduled to avoid the wettest times of year, December dates fall at the end of Kenya's "short" rainy season. It's worth bearing in mind that, although it may be slightly wetter in December, most rain falls in short bursts during the afternoon/evening and turns the landscape greener while cutting down the dust. Regardless of departure date, some rainfall is a possibility at any time of year and rain gear should be on your packing list along with some warmer clothing, particularly for our camping nights in Laikipia.
Maasai Mara Balloon Flight
An optional hot air balloon flight over the Maasai Mara is available on one of the itinerary's final days for an additional cost (subject to change).
This trip is subject to the booking information set forth in the current REI Adventures Reservation Information. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. Additional trip information will be provided upon sign up. We highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance through REI Adventures. If coverage is purchased at the time of your initial reservation, the 'Pre-existing Conditions Exclusion' is waived (certain exclusions apply).
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