10 Nights Escorted Safari to the Equator

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ROYAL ORCHID AZURE + GOLF & GREAT RIFT VALLEY LODGE + GOLF & SWEETWATERS TENTED CAMP

PRICE:

PER PERSON SHARING GOLFER US$ 2890
PER PERSON SHARING NON-GOLFER US$ 2290
PER PERSON SINGLE OCCUPANCY US$ 3950

MINIMUM 2 PAX


INCLUDES:
  • Meet and Greet
  • All transfers in 4WD with English speaking driver
  • 1 night at Royal Orchid Azure – Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 nights at Great Rift Valley Lodge – Full Board
  • 2 green fee at Rift Valley Golf Club
  • 2 night at Sweetwaters Tented Camp – Full Board
  • Game drives
  • Sanctuary fees
  • 5 nights at Royal Orchid Azure – Bed and Breakfast
  • 4 green fee in Nairobi from a choice of 5 18-hole courses

ACCOMODATION
Nairobi

  • Capital & largest city of Kenya
  • The city founded by the British in 1899 started as a simple rail depot on the railway linking Mombasa to Uganda
  • Nairobi is now one of the most prominent cities in Africa politically and financially
  • Attractions; Nairobi National park, National Museum, Karen Blixen Museum, Shopping Malls , popular restaurants and famed nightlife.


Hotel Royal Orchid, Azure ****
  • Royal Orchid Azure, Nairobi is the newest Five Star hotel located in Nairobi’s Westlands area with an exciting casino next door.
  • Apart from a breakfast/buffet restaurant and coffee shop, it also boasts one of Nairobi’s finest Indian Restaurants.
  • The hotel is also conveniently located for most of Nairobi’s golf courses – all within 30 minutes within a walking distance to the most popular shopping malls
  • The area is also well known for its night life with good and enjoyable bars and restaurants.



The Great Rift Valley
The Great Rift Valley is a name given in the late 19th century by English explorer John Walter Gregory.

Approximately 3,700 miles in length that runs from northern Syria in Southwest Asia to central Mozambique in East Africa.

Rift valley in Kenya has 7 lakes, some fresh water and some alkaline. Most times Zebras will be walking on the fairways.



Great Rift Valley Lodge
  • Location: The lodge is located an hour and a half’s drive or a 30-minute flight from Nairobi.
  • It sits at about 7,000 feet, from which elevation it enjoys magnificent views to the west and east.
  • Accommodation: The lodge has 30 beautiful split-level rooms, stylishly blending ancient African design with the finest modern furnishings.
  • Features: 18-hole golf course, Cycling/jogging paths, Tennis courts, Business Centre and safety deposit boxes


Sweetwaters Tented Camp
  • Location: The camp lies at the centre of the 110,000-acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy, 217 kilometres from Nairobi.
  • Accommodation: 39 luxury tents each with its own private veranda overlooking the water hole.
  • Features: Daily day and night game drives , Private waterhole and night viewing bar, Gift shop, business centre, Wi-Fi, Camel treks, guided nature walks, bird spotting, Cultural dance and music.

Day 1

Arrive in Nairobi

Meet & greet
Transfer to hotel

Overnight at Royal Orchid Azure

Day 2

 Breakfast at hotel

 Transfer to Great Rift Valley Lodge
  Lunch at the lodge

Dinner and overnight at Great Rift Valley Lodge

Day 3

Breakfast at the lodge

Enjoy morning golf at Rift Valley Golf Club. Lunch at the lodge

Dinner and overnight at Great Rift Valley Lodge

Day 4

 Breakfast at the lodge

 Transfer to Mount Kenya region
 Lunch at Sweetwaters Tented Camp
 Game drives

Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 5

 

 Breakfast at the camp

 Morning Game drive
 Lunch at the Camp
 Afternoon game drive

Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp

Day 6

Breakfast at the camp

Transfer back to Nairobi
Day at leisure

Overnight at Royal Orchid Azure

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel

Play golf from a choice of
5 18-hole courses in Nairobi

Overnight at Royal Orchid Azure

Day 8

Breakfast at the hotel

Play golf from a choice of
5 18-hole courses in Nairobi

Overnight at Royal Orchid Azure

Day 9

Breakfast at the hotel

Play golf from a choice of
5 18-hole courses in Nairobi

Overnight at Royal Orchid Azure

Day 10

Breakfast at the hotel

Play golf from a choice of
5 18-hole courses in Nairobi

 Overnight at Royal Orchid Azure

Day 11

Breakfast at the hotel

 Transfer to the airport for your return flight

 End of tour



GOLF COURSES

Rift Valley Golf Club - Thomas Fjastad design

18 holes, par 71
Altitude: 2,088 metres
Opened: December 1999  
Distance (men’s): 6,504 yards
Distance (ladies’): 5,502 yards

The well watered course, often described as among the most breathtaking in Africa, boasts beautifully contoured greens built to USGA specs with ‘tiffgreen’ Bermuda grass, while the fairways are planted with lush indigenous Kikuyu grass.

All the holes are well bunkered, and there are five major water features spread throughout the course. The proximity to Lake Naivasha is the reason behind the over 300 bird species recorded on the course


Muthaiga Golf Club – Peter Matkovich Design

18 holes, Par 71      
Altitude: 1,710 metres  
Opened (new course): 2004  
Distance (championship): 7,169 yards
Opened (original course): 1913

Proudly called the ‘Home of Golf’ by its elite membership, is in many ways the ultimate embodiment of Kenya’s unique marriage of ancient golf tradition and a modern 18-hole championship golf course.
The new course returned Muthaiga to prominence as the finest course with the fastest greens in East Africa.
The Kenya Open, which is part of the Africa leg of the European PGA Challenge Tour, is hosted at Muthaiga Golf Club every year.



Karen Country Club - Jean Remy Martin design

18 holes, par 72.
Altitude: 1,830 metres.
Opened: 1937.
Distance (championship): 6,924 yards (men’s) 6,662 yards (ladies’): 5,707 yards.

This stunning course occupies a special place in the heart of historic Kenya-on the site of Karen Blixen’s famous coffee estate.
Lush indigenous forests, pools and wetlands bursting with birdlife, butterflies, sprays of flowers, and luminescent bougainvillea are common features.

A short par 3 over a fountain and pond will test and reward the deft, while the par 4s range from 300 to 450 metres, and all par 5s top 500 metres.



Limuru Country Club – Mr. J.A. Kinnell & Major W.D.Bacon design

18 holes, par 71
Altitude: 2,135 metres
Opened: February 1952
Distance (men’s): 6,739 yards
Distance (ladies’): 5,582 yards 71

Nestled in the foothills of the Escarpment, the course is spread out over 200 acres of broad, sweeping fairways interwoven with magnificent indigenous Africa trees and alive with the calls and iridescent colours of thousands of beautiful birds. The signature par-5 3rd hole enjoys stunning views over the luminous tea plantations as it descends to an immaculate green, bordered by a shimmering dam and rock gardens aglow with exotic flowers.



Royal Nairobi Golf Club

18 holes, par 72
Opened: 1906
Distance (men’s): 7021 yards
Distance (ladies’): 5756 yards

The front nine is relatively flat, while the back nine have the characteristic of a rolling hillside. The course is very well maintained, while the hallmarks of Royal Nairobi Golf Course are the tees and the greens. Without exception these are the largest tees found in Kenya and are tiered for the various players i.e. Championship, Medal and Ladies tees.

Flowering bushes, bougainvillea and a huge variety of tree species lend colour and aesthetic appeal to the course.



Sigona Golf Club - Tom Simpson design

18 holes, par 72
Altitude: 1,980 metres
Opened: 1938
Distance (men’s): 6,890 yards
Distance (ladies’): 5,631 yards
Course rating (SSS): Men-72, Ladies-71

Sigona’s hilly Kikuyu-grass fairways are widely regarded as among the lushest, most beautiful, and most challenging in Africa. Sigona’s original course was routed around an elephants’ watering hole – the reason for the elephant’s head on its striking club logo. The yellow-flowering wattles, podos, moringas, cape chestnuts and pines all form the beautiful environment.








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