[Out of Africa | Shopping |Carnivore | Tamarind | Nairobi National Park | Great Rift Valley golf excursion | Lake Nakuru | Balloon Safari | Dolphin Dhow | Tamarid Dhow Trip | First Class Lounge ]
Departure 2pm return 6.30 pm
There are three markets on this trip.
The Maasai Market that only operates on Friday and is based at the Village Market. Village Market is an ultra modern shopping mall with various shops, banks, offices, supermarket, theme restaurants, entertainment areas, a food court, etc. Every Friday they host the craft dealers whose displays includes, African art, wood carvings, African baskets, African jewelry amongst many other handicrafts.
The other shopping area is in Westlands. Here they have the many stalls that form a small market, each selling different or similar items. The wares are the same as the first market. Negotiating on the price is a must.
Our third market is a colorful fresh produce market. You will find vendors displaying their goods in colorful arrangements. The displays comprises of fresh vegetables, fruit etc.
Departure 19.30 return 23.00 hrs
Nairobi Tamarind has an ambience of elegance and calm together with
delicious food and superb service has served the restaurant's reputation
well. The private dining room with a capacity of sixteen people,
is very popular amongst Nairobi's business community. The Lamu menu
is highly recommended.
Nairobi, as a capital city is unique in having a wildlife park on its doorstep. There is plenty of plain game to be seen, the lion and cheetah have made the park famous. The park is also a rhino sanctuary. All the big five (lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino) are represented with the exception of the elephant. Athi River, which is a natural boundary to the park, provides shady walks through a riverine forest well populated with monkeys and birds and in the river pools, hippo and crocodile. Large populations of giraffe, wildebeest, eland and Thompson's gazelle dominate the plains. Enjoy the sunset at the end of the visit.
Depart from Nairobi in the early morning by a minibus and head towards Rift Valley region to the Rift Valley Lodge. Play a round of golf, have lunch and then head back to Nairobi.
The Rift Valley is the greatest valley in the world, a continental fault system that stretches from the Dead Sea all the way to Mozambique.
In Kenya it passes from Lake Turkana in the north to Lake Magadi in the south. In between there are a series of lakes e.g. Baringo, Bogoria, Nakuru, Elementeita and Naivasha. Lake Bogoria, Nakuru and Elementeita boast millions of flamingoes, which is a spectacular sight. Volcanic activities left their mark in the Rift Valley and can be found in form of half submerged islands, giant calderas and the distinctive cone shapes which dot the landscape as well as dormant volcanoes.
The Rift Valley evokes a sense of immense mystery and the power of time.
VALLEY LODGE & GOLF RESORT
Early in the morning you will drive leisurely towards the Rift Valley region arriving in time for lunch at the Lake Nakuru Lodge. Enjoy a game drive in the afternoon.
The Rift Valley is the greatest valley in the world, a continental fault system which stretches from the Dead Sea all the way to Mozambique.
In Kenya it passes from Lake Turkana in the north to Lake Magadi in the south. In between there are a series of lakes e.g. Baringo, Bogoria, Nakuru, Elementeita and Naivasha. Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Elementeita boast millions of flamingoes which is a spectacular sight. Volcanic activities left their mark in the Rift Valley and can be found in form of half submerged islands, giant calderas and the distinctive cone shapes which dot the landscape. The Rift Valley evokes a sense of immense mystery and the power of time.
For a moment in your life you will be able to share an eagles view of the worlds most famous game reserve, Maasai Mara. Your flight will float you over the beautiful meandering Talek River, home of the hippo, crocodile and the grey headed King fisher. As you cross the great vast plains in your gondola in the sky, you will have a spectacle you are bound to treasure. Secretary birds can be seen as your pilot glides you skillfully over their nests in the Acacia trees and as you float across the Mara’s plains you can get an aerial view of everything from the mighty elephant to the tiny dik dik.
On landing the ground crew will set up a champagne breakfast and the pilots will toast to your accomplishment with chilled champagne. You will be able to sit in the open plains enjoying a bloody Mary and freshly sauteed mushroom on toast, totally undisturbed, your only visitors being the inquisitive impala or topy.
With breakfast done, you will be taken for a game drive, looking for the lion and the other big five that the Mara is famous for ; giving you a special treat to end a most memorable morning.
Tamarind Dhows comprise of two dhows namely "Nawalilkher" and "Babulkher" offering you a magical experience together with the finest of Tamarind cuisine. The dinner cruise commencing at 18.30pm begins with a welcome "Dawa" cocktail as the dhow sails smoothly towards Fort Jesus. The twinkling lights of Mombasa and the starlit skies provide idyllic surroundings for a delicious seafood dinner. The resident band on board offers a wide choice of dance music, from the latest hits to the golden oldies. Dance to the beat as you gently glide back to the Tamarind Jetty by 22.30pm.
A new and completely different day-trip is now available on the South coast of Kenya. Evolving out of a dolphin research project comes an exciting opportunity for people to meet the dolphins frequenting Kisiti Marine Park and Reserve.
This area of the coast is home to two species of dolphins: one is the hump-back, members of which are often seen in the Shimoni-Wasini channel, another is a large school of spotted dolphins which are particularly friendly - coming very close to our boat and even, sometimes (if it is their play-time), allowing people to swim alongside them in the water.
The sailing dhows Al-Ikhlas, built on Lamu Island, and Subira, built in northern Tanzania, are now taking people to see and interact with the dolphins.
Locating dolphins is the main focus of the trip, all of which will be spent within areas where they are most likely to be found. When our guests are enjoying snorkelling or island exploring, our dinghy will be making patrols into other nearby areas regularly frequented by the dolphins.
Besides dolphins, guests of the Dolphin Dhow will have a chance to snorkel on a shallow and protected reef with beautiful corals and abundant marine life to rival even Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Underwater viewing scopes are available for non-snorkeler’s. After a traditional Swahili-style lunch on board, they will also have the chance to explore one of the picturesque islands of the park and reserve before finishing off the day with a peaceful and relaxing sail back to Shimoni, wind permitting.
The trip is escorted by at least one experienced member of the dolphin team. The company's founders are English and Kenyan. German is spoken and a French- speaking guide is available. An informal atmosphere is created in which our guests will be provided with as much information as possible.
Relax before boarding your flight.
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Last Update: 17/04/2013