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Excursions

Nairobi - Nairobi

AMT 100 THIKA SPECIAL (½ Day)
Thika town is 45kms from the city centre and within the town you find the Blue Posts Hotel. The hotel was first established in 1908 as a stopover for the white settlers who farmed and lived in the central part of the country on their way out and back to the city. During the Second World War in 1939 the British Army camped on the site and built up a few bandas whose posts they were standing on were painted blue and this is where the name Blue Posts originated. Today two rivers namely Thika River and Chania River each with a natural waterfall surround the hotel popularly known as ‘Hidden Jewel of Thika’. Both rivers originate from the Aberdare Ranges though from different sources.

AMT 101 NAIROBI CITY TOUR (3 Hrs)
The tour covers the modern city centre, the National Museum and the adjacent Snake Park, Parliament Buildings, the Railway Museum where old steam locomotives are exhibited including the one from which Superintendent John Lyall was taken from by a man-eating lion in Tsavo in 1901. You will also visit the city market where a wide variety of African curios and tropical fruit and flowers are on sale, ending with a visit to the Kenyatta International Conference Centre view-point which has a revolving restaurant.

AMT 102 NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK (4 Hrs)

This unique wildlife sanctuary is just a few kilometres from Nairobi's bustling city centre but despite its proximity over 50 species of mammals can be found there including four of the 'big five'. The tour also includes a visit to the animal orphanage where wounded or orphaned animals are nurtured back to health. The tour returns to the city centre by sundown.

AMT 103 KAREN BLIXEN AND GIRAFFE CENTRE (4 Hrs)

Drive towards Ngong Hills by passing the Ngong village to the Karen Blixen Museum of the 'Out of Africa' fame, which was for many years her home. Later proceed to the Giraffe Centre to view and feed the famous Rothschild's giraffe which is an endangered species from a specially constructed viewing - platform.

AMT 104 CARNIVORE EXPERIENCE


(Guaranteed daily at 12.30 p.m. And 7.00 p.m.)
Nairobi has many restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. We recommend a dinner or lunch at the Carnivore, which is famous for its succulent steaks and barbecue, dishes including game meat and is therefore dubbed 'the meat eaters' paradise. The restaurant also offers a vegetarian menu; the meal is an excellent complement to a holiday especially as a welcome or farewell dinner. The cost includes transfers to and from Nairobi City Centre.

AMT 105 BOMAS OF KENYA


A ‘Boma’ is a homestead and just a few kilometres from Nairobi we have the Bomas of Kenya where the day-to-day lives of the 43 different ethnic groups in Kenya are depicted through traditional dancing, music, song and folklore. These plus an acrobatic show are performed in a splendid arena.


AMT 106 LAKE NAKURU EXPRESS (1 Day)

Lake Nakuru lies in the volcano-strewn Rift Valley, one of a chain of 8 lakes, which stretch the length of Kenya from Tanzania to Ethiopia. The 160 km drive from Nairobi passes through highland farms of the Kikuyu people before descending the escarpment into the dramatic landscape of the Rift. Lunch is taken in the Park and is followed by an extensive tour which focuses on the bewildering spectacle of a million flamingos but which also seeks out the large variety of wildlife with which the park abounds. On the tea break among the fever trees bird watchers will delight in the fantastic array of bird life. The tour ends in Nairobi in the late evening.

AMT 107 AMBOSELI EXPRESS (1 Day)

Amboseli National Park lies within the shadow of the mighty Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain whose peak may be seen from the park in clear weather. Only nature and all her majesty could create such a back -drop to the wildlife pageant found at Amboseli. Game is seen enroute to the park, which crosses plains where the Masai tribesmen tend their cattle in an age-old tradition. Lunch is taken at a lodge within the park, followed by another game drive where lion, cheetah can be seen including elephant and hippo that are found bathing in the swamp-grounds which get their waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro. Return to Nairobi in good time for dinner.

AMT 108 NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK/LUNCH CARNIVORE/BOMAS (1 Day)

8.30 A.M. Depart your Nairobi hotel for the Nairobi National Park, which is 10 km way or 15 minutes drive from the city centre. 4 of the big five except the elephant can be seen and there are a variety of antelopes. The park is home to plenty of migratory game despite its small size being only 114 km². Hippos and a few crocodiles can be seen in the river pools plus a variety of plains game and birds. You will then proceed to the Carnivore Restaurant, which is dubbed 'the meat eaters paradise'. Various meats including game meat are served barbecued though the restaurant also has a vegetarian menu. In the afternoon you will visit the Bomas of Kenya where you will be entertained with traditional songs and dance and an acrobatic show in the main arena prior to which you will have visited the 'Bomas ' or homesteads where the every day lives of the 43 different ethnic groups in Kenya are depicted. Return to the city centre in the evening.

AMT 109 Mt. Longonot And Lake Naivasha (1 Day)

Leave Nairobi City – The concrete Jungle and drive westwards stopping at the viewpoint on the Great Rift Valley and view the Loita Plains and also from here you can see Lake Naivasha sparkling in the sun thousands of feet below. Then proceed to Lake Naivasha (and this is the highest Lake in The Rift Valley). Also Lake Naivasha is famous in the 1930’s as a staging post for Imperial Airways Flying Boat Services from Durban to London.

You can have a boat ride to the Crescent Island (An option activity).

N.B. Crescent Island is one of the few places in all Africa where you can wander on foot among hers of Zebra, Wildebeest, Gazelle, and Giraffe, because of the absence of predators.


AMT 110 AMBOSELI (1½ Days)
Day 1 Nairobi/Amboseli
Early morning departure for Amboseli National Park arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Mt. Kilimanjaro, which forms a beautiful backdrop, can be seen from the park in clear weather. A variety of plains game, antelopes and birds can be seen plus the jumbo elephants and hippos which are found bathing in the swamp grounds which get their waters from the melting snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 2 Amboseli/Nairobi
Early morning pre-breakfast game drive. After breakfast depart for Nairobi, arriving in the early afternoon.

AMT 111 Hell’s Gate (1 Day)

Depart early in the morning and drive through the Rift Valley (with lunch in Naivasha). Proceed to Hell’s Gate National Park past Fishers Tower. You will visit the Geothermal Power Plant at Ol Karia and the Hot Springs. Hell’s gate is the only park that officially allows transport by walking and bicycling. The small perimeters of the park give you a chance to see a variety of wildlife. Hereafter you’ll return back to Nairobi.

AMT 112 One night at ‘The Crater Lake’, Naivasha

This is a luxurious tented camp on the lakeshore less than 2 hours drive from Nairobi. The final resting place of lady Diane Delamere widely renowned as Kenya’s most romantic tented camp with shrilling night game drives with expert trackers.

Day 1
9.30 A.M. depart from our Nairobi office driving south via the Great Rift valley enjoying the panoramic views enroute. Lunch upon arrival. Siesta time then afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner followed by night game drives.

Day 2
Pre-breakfast game viewing drive followed by continental breakfast and then drives back to Nairobi expected to arrive in time for lunch at own cost.

Mombasa - Mombasa

AMT 113 Tsavo East (1 Day)

Our Safari leaves in the early morning from hotel and drives north 100 km towards the main Mombasa-Nairobi highway to Bachuma Gate. The entrance to vast wilderness of Tsavo East, Kenya’s oldest and largest park, which is where the infamous “man-eaters of Tsavo” halted the construction of the Mombasa-Uganda Railway by terrorizing railway workers.

The park covers an area of 11,000 square km. There are large herds of Elephants, Buffalo and Zebra, as well as Giraffe, Ostrich, Gazelle and Antelope. The Safari visits Aruba Dam, a favourite wildlife watering hole. We stop for lunch at Voi Safari Lodge/Ndololo Safari Camp. After lunch in the afternoon we take you on another game drive. Afterwards we drive you to the coast arriving at your hotel in the early evening Mombasa.

AMT 114 Gedi Ruins, Malindi (3 Hrs)

on the North coast of Mombasa towards the town of Malindi lays one the most pre-historic ruins found in Mombasa, called the Gedi Ruins. Gedi was a small town built entirely from rocks and stones, which was inhabited by a few thousand Swahili people and ruled by a very rich Sultan. These ruins date back from the 15th century, and through careful preservation most of the original foundations can still be seen today. A well-informed and educated guide gives a tour of the ruins. The ruins are designated, as a National Museum by law, and their preservation are a direct reflection of the commitment of the Government to uphold the country's cultural and historical background

AMT 115 Bamburi Nature Trail (3 Hrs)

The Bamburi Nature Trail is the largest animal sanctuary in Mombasa. Located in Bamburi next to the Cement Factory, the Nature Trail boasts an enormous variety of animals, reptiles, insects and botanical gardens. Walking along the trail is the ideal way to look at the various animals, and on many occasions holding or feeding a reptile such as a snake is allowed under close supervision of a guide. Educational videos are also shown, with emphasis on the history and continuous improvement of the trail. It was previously a barren piece of land that had been stripped of its resources through limestone mining, and was redeveloped through reforestation and conservation efforts, and is now a habitat for a large number of flora and fauna species.

AMT 116 Mamba Village (4 Hrs)

Mamba Village, which is situated in Nyali, is East Africa’s largest crocodile farm. A tour of the farm starts with a movie on the life cycle and behaviour of crocodiles, followed by a comprehensive tour of the rest of farm, and ends with the highlight of the day: a spectacular scene of blood-thirsty crocodiles fighting for food during feeding time. Excellent cuisine is available at the Mamba Restaurant, and the house specialty is superbly grilled crocodile meat. Souvenirs of your visit can be bought at the Mamba Souvenir shop located within the village.

AMT 117 Fort Jesus (2 Hrs)

Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction. The fort, located along the coastline near the Old Town, is a monumental piece of architecture that was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese. The fort has a museum that displays various artefacts from the era where Mombasa served as a transit point for the slave trade and commodities, and which enjoyed regular visits by seafarers and the like. Its interior comprises of torture rooms and prison cells where slaves were kept in captivity before being traded. Weapons such as canons, which were used to defend the fort from invading foreigners as well as rioting locals, can be seen both inside and outside of the fort. The fort opens its gates for viewing in the morning and closes at dusk.

AMT 118 Tamarind Evening Dhow (4 Hrs)

To be picked from the hotel for an evening cruise aboard a traditional dhow and enjoy the perfect combination of good food, music and romantic atmosphere on this leisurely cruise in Mombasa Old Harbour. Highlights include a sumptuous seafood meal, dancing under the stars and a gentle sail past the peaceful creeks of Mombasa Island.

AMT 119 Full day Wasini Island & Kisite Sea Adventure (1 Day)

Welcome to a day of ultimate pleasure in the richest Marine Park at the Kenyan Coast. Depart early morning for the tranquil fishing village of Shimoni, close to the Tanzanian border. The scenic route takes you through lush coconut and cashew nuts plantations and the colourful villages of the Digo people.

At Shimoni jet board an authentic motorized Lamu dhow, which cruise and sail you through an enchanting seascape of Islands to the underwater splendours of the Kisite Marine Park. Here snorkellers will marvel at the incredible variety of marine life in the shallow and warm waters around Kisite Island; the venue for numerous birds.

We escort Scuba divers to explore a number of excellent dive sites, also teeming with an astounding variety of Marine life, which inhabit the magnificent coral reefs in and around the park.

A sumptuous Swahili style seafood lunch is served at Wasini Island Restaurant. Thereafter visit the traditional Muslim village before returning to your hotel late afternoon.

AMT 120 Shimba Hills National Reserve (1 Day)

For a contrasting excursion from the Coast, Shimba Hills National Reserve is an easy drive and offers beautiful, lush scenery. It has a unique and botanically rich coastal rainforest. Two of Kenya's most beautiful orchids can be found here. Another rare species, unique to the Reserve, is the Sable Antelope with its handsome near-black coat. Buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards and several primates are found here. The best places to see wildlife are on the flat grasslands near the spectacular Sheldrick's Falls and on the Lango Plains near Giriama Point with a tremendous view over rolling parkland to the escarpment, from where you can look out to the Indian Ocean. There are number of short walking trails at Elephant Lookout and Pengo Fill and the falls. There is one lodge with 31 rooms, one self-help banda site with eight beds and two campsites.