Pre-Adventure Hotel Nights
Nairobi: November 11-14, 2024
November 12-14, 2024
November 13-14, 2024
Welcome to Nairobi! The largest city between Cairo and Johannesburg, Nairobi is a modern, cosmopolitan capital. Located 5000 feet in the fertile highlands, it offers a delightful climate with warm days and cool nights. Our host hotel is the Norfolk Fairmont Hotel. In the early “Out of Africa” days, this hotel was the stomping ground of hunters and adventure seekers and has been featured in numerous Safari movies. Today, it offers wonderful rooms and amenities including a spa, pool, gym, and room service.
To help with your planning, we are offering options for hotel stretchers to accommodate 1, 2, and 3 pre-night arrivals, and a 1 post-night stay.
Post-Adventure Hotel Night
Nairobi: November 23-24, 2024
For those who have flights departing from Nairobi on November 24, we are simply extending your already included “day room” on November 23 (available 12 pm-6 pm only) to an overnight room (check-out on November 24 at 11 am).
OPTIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
Maasai Mara: November 21, 2024 or November 22, 2024*
$525 per person—AVAILABLE
(Early morning departure on one of the 2 full days in Maasai Mara to be assigned to our group closer to the trip) Leave camp before dawn—the sky is clear, the air is brisk, and the conditions are perfect. As the sun rises over the Mara Plain, your balloons lift off one after the other, and the scene takes on a festive air as these bright splashes of color rise into the blue. Watch as a stunning panorama unfolds below you, and the balloon's basket becomes your lookout post for a bird's-eye view of the beauty of Africa. Float silently just a few hundred feet above herds of wild animals. Gazelle and impala watch curiously with their tails flagging—a warning to others that you are approaching. A pride of lions stalks an unsuspecting herd of wildebeests. Giraffes poke their heads out of the forest where they have been nibbling tender leaves. The tranquility of the experience is interrupted only by the occasional “whoosh” of the air heaters. You will go aloft with one of Africa’s finest ballooning companies. Their excellent professional pilots and ground crews assure your safety and pleasure both during the flight, and at a celebratory champagne breakfast upon touch down in the middle of the bush. Return to the camp in time for lunch and a midday rest, just in time for your late afternoon safari.
*Day of Hot Air Balloon option is subject to change.
DEADLINE TO RESERVE SPACE IS APRIL 1, 2024 OR UNTIL SOLD OUT
While we do our best to confirm hotels and itineraries in advance, they are always subject to change.
Cancellation Policy: Olivia Companies, LLC is required to honor their contractual agreements with hotels, ground operators, and other outside vendors; therefore, the following cancellation fees apply:
All Vacation Stretcher packages are non-refundable. A handling fee of $75 will be charged for any name changes to hotel and tour packages.
Your booking/payment for vacation stretchers with Olivia Companies, LLC indicates your compliance with the above policies.