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Guided Tours

A Taste of Kenya

Route:
  • Mombasa
  • Taita Hills

3 DAYS from £299pp

Tour Highlights
  • Embark on incredible game drives in search Kenya's Wildlife
  • Visit Taita Hills National Park

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

A Taste of Kenya

Exquisitely framed by the striking Taita Hills, uncover majestic lions, giraffes and elephants roaming freely as you dart across rugged terrain and expansive grasslands on two enthralling game drives. Soak in Africa's captivating rural landscape on this awe-inspiring 3-day add on, an opportunity not to be missed.

Tour Itinerary

1

Meet your guides upon arrival into Mombasa and transfer to Sarova White Sands resort. Nestled within 23 acres of landscaped gardens, relax in this idyllic paradise on your day at leisure or explore the nearby golden shores of Bamburi Beach, situated on the doorstep of this superb resort. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

2

After an early breakfast, depart Mombasa and travel past authentic workshops and warehouses on the scenic journey towards Taita Hills Lodge. Along the ascent through Tsavo's Savannah plains, marvel at the imposing Taita Hills as it emerges across the hazy horizon and pause for the chance to spot wild animals roaming freely in the shadows of this striking mountain range. Arriving at Tsavo National Park's closest neighbour - Salt Lick Lodge, feast on a hearty lunch before this afternoon's game drive at the foot of Taita Hills. Listen to chanting birds overhead and the roar of the wilderness as you dart across vast grasslands in the search of magnificent wildlife, including Lions, Elephants and Giraffes who are known to reside amongst the luscious vegetation here. Over a delicious evening meal, bask in the tranquillity and later, enjoy a closer encounter with nature by observing animals gathering at the salt lick and watering hole, positioned alongside the sanctuary's concealed underground hide. Optional activity: Under the enchanting night sky, explore Africa's diverse Jungle, looking out for nocturnal animals grazing the expansive landscape, on an hour-long game drive. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at Salt Lick Lodge.

3

Absorb a stunning golden glow beaming across Kenya's breathtaking landscape and observe the park's awakening wildlife on an early morning game drive, before returning to your hotel for breakfast. Close to Tsavo East National park and in the heart of Kenyan wilderness embark on a Game drive en-route to Ngutuni Sanctuary, in search of its large colony of wandering lions. Upon arrival, savour a tasty lunch whilst sharing your incredible setting with local wildlife who congregate at a watering hole perfectly situated close by. Soak in the stunning backdrop of Sagala Hills and undulating savannah plains as far as the eye can see, before journeying back to Mombasa, arriving in the evening.

Important Information

Visas

A visa is required for entry into Kenya. British Citizen Passport Holders can pay for their visa on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. To minimise the time spent queuing at the airport, you can purchase your visa be-forehand; We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa for you on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote 'Mercury holidays'. We recommend that you apply for your visa 8 weeks before travel, however please be aware that your passport will be required for the application so make sure that you will not need it during this time. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry to Kenya. Visa requirements are subject to change and obtaining a visa is the responsibility of the traveller and not Mercury Holidays. We recommend you check with your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy prior to departure for the most up to date guidelines regarding visas and passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Minimum

This tour will run with a minimum of 2 people.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Currency Information

The currency in Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling. We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK. It is important that you budget carefully and ensure you have the right form of currency before you arrive in the country. Cash machines will also be available throughout the tour in order to withdraw money in your local currency.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UK - Arrive UK Price
21 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019 £329
01 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019 £325
01 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 £325
01 Oct 2019 - 21 Dec 2019 £339
03 Jan 2020 - 20 Jan 2020 £339
21 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 £329
01 May 2020 - 20 Jun 2020 £329
21 Jun 2020 - 30 Jun 2020 £299
01 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020 £345
Please note that this tour runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays only

Fact File
  • Currency: Kenyan Shilling
  • Average Flying time: 11 hours
  • Spoken Language(s): Swahili, English
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