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Mombasa
to Cape Town

Silversea Cruises
Dec 20, 2015 16 Days
Silver Cloud 1535
US$7,850
Date: Day: Port: Arrive: Depart:
December 20th, 2015 Sunday Mombasa   8:00 PM
December 21st, 2015 Monday Zanzibar 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
December 22nd, 2015 Tuesday Day at Sea    
December 23rd, 2015 Wednesday Dzaoudzi 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
December 24th, 2015 Thursday Nosy Be / Komba 7:00 AM 2:00 PM
December 25th, 2015 Friday Day at Sea    
December 26th, 2015 Saturday Tulear 1:00 PM 6:00 PM
December 27th, 2015 Sunday Day at Sea    
December 28th, 2015 Monday Maputo 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
December 29th, 2015 Tuesday Richards Bay 7:00 AM  
December 30th, 2015 Wednesday Richards Bay   11:00 PM
December 31st, 2015 Thursday Durban 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
January 01st, 2016 Friday Day at Sea    
January 02nd, 2016 Saturday Port Elizabeth 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
January 03rd, 2016 Sunday Day at Sea    
January 04th, 2016 Monday Cape Town 7:00 AM  
January 05th, 2016 Tuesday Cape Town    
Included in this cruise
  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Diversity of dining venues – casual, romantic, regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
  • Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
  • Enrichment lecturers and destination consultants
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Gratuities always included in your fare
Gentleman Hosts
Bridge Sailing
Overnight in Port

Excursions

Embrace the incredibly scenic beauty of Mayotte during this memorable, half-day excursion to Petite Terre and the Dziani Lake.


Petite Terre and Dziani Lake

Depart the pier in Grand Terre Island for the short ferry-ride across the channel to Petite Terre Island. Upon arrival at this small island, board your awaiting coach and drive across the village of Labattoir en route to the entrance of the path leading to Dziani Lake. This beautiful volcanic lake is located in an old crater, and filled with emerald green water. The water in the crater is twice as salty as the Indian Ocean, and volcanic gasses bubble through it. Take a guided walk up to the summit, where some free time is made available to take in spectacular panoramic views of the crater and Grande Terre.


Badamiers

Next, walk back down the path, re-board your coach and proceed to Badamiers, where the road rises gently to a path encircling the lake. Along the way, marvel at the picturesque beauty of Dzaoudzi, Grande Terre in the distance and the turquoise waters of the great north-eastern coral reef.  


Local Restaurant and Market

Your drive continues on to a local restaurant, where a refreshment stop is made for fruit juice and a tropical fruit snack. Afterward, visit a local market to explore the locally-grown fruit, vegetables and spices, including cassava, or 'maniocs', plantains, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, and more. Following your visit, drive back to the ferry and commence the short ferry-ride back to the pier in Grand Terre.


Please note:  This tour involves an extensive amount of walking over uneven terrain and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the ferry-boat. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent and water from the ship.

Excursions

Experience the undersea treasures of Mayotte without getting wet during this scenic and memorable glass-bottom boat excursion.


Depart the pier aboard a glass-bottom boat for the picturesque ride to the Barrier Reef. Upon arrival, proceed to the 'Pass en S', a renowned diving location situated directly along the Barrier Reef. As your captain plies the ancient riverbed, learn about this natural marine reserve and view its abundant coral species, colourful fish and diverse marine life. At the conclusion of your visit, commence the return ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of activity, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the boat. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to transfer from the wheelchair to the boat with minimal assistance. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with boat shoes, and bring sun protection, raingear and insect repellent from the ship.

Excursions

Discover the natural splendour, rich history and centuries-old traditions of Mayotte during a full-day excursion around this exquisite island.


Botanical Gardens

Depart the pier for the scenic drive down the east coast of the island, with a few stops along the way to admire Mayotte's picturesque beauty. Your drive then turns west and proceeds through lush vegetation en route to the Botanical Gardens, which dates from Colonial times and is run by the General Counsil of Mayotte. This lovely landmark is more than 4.9 acres (two hectares) in size, and features magnificent orchids, tropical flora and fauna, and spice gardens filled with fragrant cinnamon, ylang ylang and more.


Boueni's Bay and the Red Padzas

Next, re-board your coach and drive down the island's beautiful west coast. Pass by Boueni's Bay and continue on to Dapani, located on the south coast of the island. Upon arrival, marvel at the breath-taking Red Padzas, where the red earth, greenery, surrounding vegetation and blue lagoon combine to create a truly unforgettable sight. A stop is made to climb the stone stairway to the top, which offers spectacular panoramic views of your surrounds.


Bandrélé Mangrove

Your tour continues up the east coast of the island to the Bandrélé Mangrove. Here, learn about the art of salt-making by the Salt Queens, or 'Mama Shingos'. This ancestral technique is quite unique and completely natural, and creates salt that has a unique taste and is pure white in colour.  


Lunch and Folkloric Show

Following your visit, proceed for lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the Bambo Islet, which boasts long, beautiful, white-sand beaches and a magnificent baobab tree. Your lunch is accompanied by a women's folkloric show featuring music with local musical instruments known as 'mbiwis'. After lunch and some free time on the beach, re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity and walking on uneven terrain and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and access the top of the Red Padzas. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent and raingear from the ship.

Excursions

Explore the exquisite undersea beauty of Mayotte during this unforgettable, half-day snorkelling excursion.


Depart the pier aboard a Zodiac boat for the picturesque ride to one of the pristine snorkelling locales off the north or south coast of the island. Upon arrival, begin your guided snorkelling session in the crystal-clear water. Along the way, marvel at the abundant coral species, colourful fish, marine sponges, shellfish, nude branches, centipedes, and slugs. Assistance is provided on the boat and in the water.


Following your snorkelling session, local fruit juice and light snacks are served on board the Zodiac before commencing the return ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the Zodiac boat. This tour is recommended for guests who are proficient swimmers, and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or boat shoes, and bring sun protection, raingear and a towel from the ship. Operation of this tour is dependent on weather conditions.

Pre-Post Cruise Hotel

Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel has played a leading role in Kenya's colorful history, and continues to be the best-known luxury hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The town and later the modern city of Nairobi grew up around Fairmont The Norfolk hotel, which still has its own private tropical gardens. The landmark historic hotel in Nairobi is still the traditional starting point for African safaris and the Lord Delamere Terrace is modern Nairobi's popular meeting place, where drinks and light meals are served continuously from morning till late evening.

Fairmont The Norfolk, a luxury Nairobi hotel, was expanded in 1999 and subsequently renovated in time for its centennial celebrations in 2004. The Delamere & Acacia Wing were refurbished in 2012 to give the rooms a modern touch, whilst preserving their charm and unique personality.

Pre-Post Cruise Hotel

Silversea is proud to include this property as part of our Grande Hotel program.  Accommodations, breakfast, taxes, one private transfer (between Nairobi airport &  hotel) and a small group transfer (back to Nairobi airport) are included.


Beautiful in its symmetry and flooded with natural light, this plantation-style property is airy and spacious. Its 80 squared metre bedrooms each have a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills.  Lofty, expansive rooms with vast, bright en-suite bathrooms are characteristic of our boutique hotel's wonderful sense of space and use of natural light.

In your room:

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom lined with hand cut Italian marble, walk-in wardrobe, double vanity, separate toilet, bath and shower
  • Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi internet acces
  • Pop-up 40" LED television
  • Dual Telephone lines with conference call and speakerphone capabilities call forwarding and voice mall
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Personalised bar
  • Electronic safe with charging socket and space for 17" laptop
  • Hairdryer

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Land Programmes

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa and inoculation requirements for Kenya and Tanzania.  It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all appropriate visas before your cruise.


DAY 1 - ARRIVE NAIROBI

On arrival at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport, the local Silversea representative is on hand to greet you and assist with your transfer to the hotel.   Dinner this evening is under your own arrangement.


Overnight at the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel.


DAY 2: NAIROBI / NGORONGORO

After breakfast , check out and store the excess baggage that cannot accompany you with the hotel.   The local representative is on hand to assist with your transfer to Wilson Airport and check in for your flight to Manyara (via Kilimanjaro).   As you change planes in Kilimanjaro, you are provided with a packed picnic lunch and assisted toward your onward flight to Manyara.   Please note that you will not likely see Mount Kilimanjaro from the airport, however you may see it during landing or takeoff.


On arrival at Manyara airstrip, you are met and transferred through the renowned Ngorongoro Crater area en route to the charming Manor at Ngorongoro.  


The Manor at Ngorongoro is reminiscent of an elegant, up country farm home in the Cape Dutch style of architecture. With its 20 luxurious guest cottage suites, guests enjoy a luxury safari experience fusing East African safari hospitality with old world Afro-European architecture, and decor. Each suite has a private courtyard and deck, indoor and out door fireplaces, en suite bathrooms with traditional bath tubs and showers.

Dinner is enjoyed at the Manor.  Overnight at The Manor at Ngorongoro


DAY 3: NGORONGORO CRATER

After breakfast, depart for a full day in the crater, with picnic lunch provided.


The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers 2286 square kilometres (892 square miles) and encompasses the volcanic area around the Ngorongoro Crater - including the still active volcano of Oldonyo Lengai and the famous Olduvai Gorge. Its centrepiece, the Ngorongoro Crater, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and the first sight of it is breathtaking. The floor of the crater is only 100 square miles but is home to around 30,000 animals, with a high concentration of predators.

After spending most of the day in the crater , proceed to a visit of a local Maasai Village. Thereafter return to the Manor and take some time to relax before meeting the rest of the guests for sundowners, followed by dinner.


Overnight at The Manor at Ngorongoro


DAY 4: NGORONGORO / NAIROBI

Following an early breakfast , check out and transfer to Manyara airstrip for your return flights to Nairobi.  You will once again fly via the airport at Kilimanjaro.  A Silversea representative is on hand to assist and provide packed picnic lunches.


Upon arrival at Nairobi airport, you are met again by the local representative and directed to your waiting vehicles.   Check in once again at the Norfolk Hotel. The balance of the day is at your leisure.  Dinner this evening is on your own arrangements.

Overnight at the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi

DAY 5:  NAIROBI  / MOMBASA

Following breakfast, check out and enjoy a half day city tour, before continuing to the Carnivore Restaurant for lunch.  Afterwards, transfer to the airport for the flight to Mombasa.


On arrival at Moi International Airport, you are met by the local representative and transferred to the ship with a brief  orientation tour provided en-route.


Bon Voyage!


For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Program Inclusions:

·        2 nights at The Manor at Ngorongoro - Standard room category  

·        2 nights at Fairmont the Norfolk Hotel - Deluxe room category

·        Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

·        2 drinks per person with lunches & dinners (choice of local beer, house wine and soft drinks)

·        Game drives as stated above in open 4x4 vehicles safari vehicles

·        Park entrances fees to Ngorongoro

·        English-speaking driver guide on transfers

·        Porterage, allowing for a maximum of 1 suitcase per person

·        Mineral water during game viewing drives (2 x 500 ml bottles per person per day)

·        Professional Safari Guide


Not Included:

·        Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities for drivers, guides and game rangers, all other alcoholic beverages (i.e. champagne, cognac, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, cigars and cigarettes), gift shop purchases and telephone calls

·        Entry Visa Fees in Kenya (currently US$ 50.00 per person)

·        Entry Visa Fees in Tanzania (currently US$ 50.00 for UK citizens; and US$ 100.00 for USA citizens)

·        Personal Health Insurance Coverage

·        International flights

·        Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

·        Any other services not mentioned above


Flight Information:  All flights are in economy-class

Day 2 - Nairobi (Wilson) Airport / Kilimanjaro - approximately 50 minutes

Day 2 - Kilimanjaro / Manyara - approximately 45 minutes

Day 4 - Manyara / Kilimanjaro - approximately 1 hour 15 minutes with stop in Arusha

Day 4 - Kilimanjaro / Nairobi (Wilson) Airport - approximately 50 minutes

Day 5 - Nairobi / Mombasa - approximately 1 hour


Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules.  Rest assured that Silversea's local representative will make the best possible reservations for our guests.


Upgrade to Ngorongoro Grande Explorer for only USD $870 per person/double occupancy*.

Comparison of Ngorongoro Explorer vs Ngorogoro Grande Explorer


The following are the highlights of the features for each level of service:

Ngorongoro Explorer:

  • Nairobi - Deluxe Room at the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel
  • Accommodations at The Manor at Ngorogoro - located on the edge of the conservation area, a 20 - 30 minute drive to the edge of the crater
  • Economy-class air from Nairobi to Mombasa

Ngorongoro Grande Explorer:

  • Nairobi - Deluxe Room at the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel
  • Accommodations at the Ngorogoro Crater Lodge - located right on the edge of the crater with panoramic views of the crater floor
  • Business-class air from Nairobi to Mombasa

*in Sterling:  £500 ;  in Euro:  €630;  in Australian Dollars: A$930 -  based on per person/double occupancy


Luggage Information:

On all safari flights (i.e. Nairobi / Manyara / Nairobi), luggage should be packed in a soft-sided bag, and should not exceed 15kg (33 lbs).  Additional pieces can be stored at the hotel in Nairobi during your time in the bush.  For the flight from Nairobi to Mombasa on Day 5, economy-class passengers are allowed two pieces of 23kg (50Ibs) each whose total dimensions shall not exceed 158cms (62 inches) (L+W+H) for each bag.  Any charges by the airline for additional/overweight luggage are the responsibility of the guest.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Kenya & Tanzania.  Currently, U.S. & UK citizens may secure their Kenyan and Tanzanian visas upon arrival.  This service is subject to change and may result in a longer wait at your arrival airports.  It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all other appropriate visas before your cruise.


Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well-equipped for mobility-impaired guests; therefore, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.  Accommodations can be made for guests who have limited mobility or are confined to a wheelchair.  In these cases, guests will travel on a private itinerary that varies from the program outlined above.  


Please note:

Please note that all the animals are wild, and are not kept in enclosures. As such wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.



All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


The contents and order of activities of this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice. Changes may be due to prevailing weather conditions and/or the movement of wildlife on the Game Reserve. Weather can be cool during early morning game drives in open vehicles when a windbreaker comes in handy. During the day, it can get extremely hot and sunhats, sun block and sunglasses are imperative. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars. Game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain making for 'bumpy' rides, and therefore are not recommended for anyone with back problems. This Land Adventure brings you close to nature; insects and other environmental exposure should be anticipated.  


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Land Programmes

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa and inoculation requirements for Kenya and Tanzania.  It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all appropriate visas before your cruise.


DAY 1 - ARRIVE NAIROBI

On arrival at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport, the local Silversea representative is on hand to greet you and assist with your transfer to the hotel.   Dinner this evening is under your own arrangement.


Overnight at the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel  


DAY 2: NAIROBI / NGORONGORO

After breakfast, check out and store the excess baggage that cannot accompany you with the hotel.   The local representative is on hand to assist with your transfer to Wilson Airport and check in for your flight to Manyara (via Kilimanjaro).   As you change planes in Kilimanjaro, you are provided with a packed picnic lunch and assisted toward your onward flight to Manyara.  Please note that you will not likely see Mount Kilimanjaro from the airport, however you may see it during landing or takeoff.


On arrival in Manyara airstrip, you will be met and transferred to the renowned Ngorongoro Crater area. Once there, proceed to the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for check in, and then time at leisure to experience this unforgettable property.

Perched above cool, swirling mists on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, the sumptuous safari suites at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offer breath-taking views. Inspired in design by the Maasai mud and stick manyatta, or homestead, this is without doubt one of the most spectacular lodges in Africa.

Three separate and intimate camps totalling just 30 suites are reminiscent of a bygone era.

Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch suite is adorned with graceful antiques, grand chandeliers and elegant African treasures. The bedroom, sitting room and en-suite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the magnificent Crater below. Beaded chandeliers hang above large gilt mirrors, while antiques, billowing raw silk curtains and leather-backed chairs blend harmoniously with African art elements. En-suite bathrooms with a dramatic centrepiece of red roses feature spacious showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs. Personal butler discretely cater for each guest's every need, bringing tea in bed, stoking fireplaces and drawing luxurious bubble baths. Frequently described as Maasai meets Versailles, each camp has its own guest sitting and dining areas, as well as viewing decks. The domed dining room, with its fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters, turns every meal into a special occasion.


Dinner is served at the Lodge.  Overnight at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge



DAY 3: NGORONGORO CRATER

After breakfast, depart for a full day in the crater, with picnic lunch provided.


The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers 2286 square kilometres (892 square miles) and encompasses the volcanic area around the Ngorongoro Crater - including the still active volcano of Oldonyo Lengai and the famous Olduvai Gorge. Its centrepiece, the Ngorongoro Crater, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and the first sight of it is breathtaking. The floor of the crater is only 100 square miles but is home to around 30,000 animals, with a high concentration of predators.

After spending most of the day in the crater, proceed to a visit of a local Maasai Village. Thereafter return to the Lodge and take some time to relax before meeting the rest of the guests for sundowners, followed by dinner.


Overnight at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge


DAY 4: NGORONGORO / NAIROBI

Following an early breakfast, check out and transfer to Manyara airstrip for your return flights to Nairobi.  You will once again fly via the airport at Kilimanjaro.  A Silversea representative is on hand to assist and provide packed picnic lunches.


Upon arrival at Nairobi airport, you are met again by the local representative and directed to your waiting vehicles.   Check in once again at the Norfolk Hotel. The balance of the day is at your leisure.  Dinner this evening is on your own arrangements.

Overnight at the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi

DAY 5:  NAIROBI / MOMBASA

Following breakfast, check out and enjoy a half day city tour, before continuing to the Carnivore Restaurant for lunch.  Afterwards, transfer to the airport for the flight to Mombasa.  Your seats are in business-class for this segment.


On arrival at Moi International Airport, you are met by the local representative and transferred to the ship with a brief orientation tour provided en-route.


Bon Voyage!


For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Program Inclusions:

·        2 nights at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Standard room category  

·        2 nights at Fairmont the Norfolk Hotel - Deluxe room category

·        Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

·        2 drinks per person with lunches & dinners (choice of local beer, house wine and soft drinks)

·        Game drives as stated above in open 4x4 vehicles safari vehicles

·        Park entrances fees to Ngorongoro

·        English-speaking driver guide on transfers

·        Porterage, allowing for a maximum of 1 suitcase per person

·        Mineral water during game viewing drives (2 x 500 ml bottles per person per day)

·        Professional Safari Guide


Not Included:

·        Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities for drivers, guides and game rangers, all other alcoholic beverages (i.e. champagne, cognac, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, cigars and cigarettes), gift shop purchases and telephone calls

·        Entry Visa Fees in Kenya (currently US$ 50.00 per person)

·        Entry Visa Fees in Tanzania (currently US$ 50.00 for UK citizens; and US$ 100.00 for USA citizens)

·        Personal Health Insurance Coverage

·        International flights

·        Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

·        Any other services not mentioned above


Flight Information:  Flight on Day 5 is in business-class, all other flights are in economy-class

Day 2 - Nairobi (Wilson) Airport / Kilimanjaro - approximately 50 minutes

Day 2 - Kilimanjaro / Manyara - approximately 45 minutes

Day 4 - Manyara / Kilimanjaro - approximately 1 hour 15 minutes with stop in Arusha

Day 4 - Kilimanjaro / Nairobi (Wilson) Airport - approximately 50 minutes

Day 5 - Nairobi / Mombasa - approximately 1 hour


Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules.  Rest assured that Silversea's local representative will make the best possible reservations for our guests.


Luggage Information:

On all safari flights (i.e. Nairobi / Manyara / Nairobi), luggage should be packed in a soft-sided bag, and should not exceed 15kg (33 lbs).  Additional pieces can be stored at the hotel in Nairobi during your time in the bush.  For the flight from Mombasa to Nairobi on Day 1, business-class passengers are allowed two pieces of 32kgs (70lbs) each whose three dimensions shall not exceed a total of 158cms (62 inches) (L+W+H)  for each bag.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Kenya & Tanzania.  Currently, U.S. & UK citizens may secure their Kenyan and Tanzanian visas upon arrival.  This service is subject to change and may result in a longer wait at your arrival airports.  It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all other appropriate visas before your cruise.


Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well-equipped for mobility-impaired guests; therefore, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.  Accommodations can be made for guests who have limited mobility or are confined to a wheelchair.  In these cases, guests will travel on a private itinerary that varies from the program outlined above.  


Please note:

Please note that all the animals are wild, and are not kept in enclosures. As such wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.



All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


The contents and order of activities of this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice. Changes may be due to prevailing weather conditions and/or the movement of wildlife on the Game Reserve. Weather can be cool during early morning game drives in open vehicles when a windbreaker comes in handy. During the day, it can get extremely hot and sunhats, sun block and sunglasses are imperative. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars. Game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain making for 'bumpy' rides, and therefore are not recommended for anyone with back problems. This Land Adventure brings you close to nature; insects and other environmental exposure should be anticipated.  


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Land Programmes

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa and inoculation requirements for Kenya and Tanzania.  It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all appropriate visas before your cruise.


DAY 1 - ARRIVE NAIROBI

On arrival at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport, the local Silversea representative is on hand to greet you and assist with your transfer to the hotel.   Dinner this evening is under your own arrangement.


Overnight at the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel.


DAY 2: NAIROBI / SERENGETI

After breakfast , check out and store your excess baggage that cannot accompany you at the hotel.   The local representative is on hand to assist with your transfer to Wilson Airport and check in for your flight to Serengeti (via Kilimanjaro).   As you change planes in Kilimanjaro, you are provided with a packed picnic lunch and assisted toward your onward flight to Serengeti.   Please note that you will not likely see Mount Kilimanjaro from the airport, however you may see it during landing or takeoff.


On arrival at Seronera airstrip, you are met and transferred through the renowned Serengeti National Park en route to the Four Seasons Lodge, enjoying a game-viewing drive en-route.


The Serengeti is arguably the most famous national park in the world; it perhaps defines the safari experience as surely as the wildlife that inhabit it. The famous short and long grass plains of the south slowly unfurl into the Acacia savannah of the central area, the hilly, more densely wooded areas of the north, and the extensive woodland in the western corridor, each with its own resident variations of African wildlife. The principal attraction of the Serengeti is the passing of the wildebeest migration: 1½ million wildebeest, and a retinue comprised of hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelle and other plains game that follow close behind, stalked by the inevitable predators who make the most of the 'feast' close at hand.

The Four Seasons Lodge perfectly combines the intimacy of a lodge and the indulgence expected of a luxury hotel. Nestled within the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, in the vicinity of the great annual migration, the Four Seasons Lodge is a dream African hideaway offering spectacular views of wildlife, an active watering hole and superior accommodations.  


Note: The precise timing of the Serengeti wildebeest migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each year.  

Dinner is enjoyed at the lodge.  Overnight at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti.


DAY 3: SERENGETI

After breakfast, depart on a full day game viewing outing, accompanied by an experienced driver who also serves as your guide, thanks to his or her knowledge of the local area and its wildlife. Lunch boxes are available for a Four Seasons dining experience in the heart of the Serengeti, which is home to millions of stunning wildebeests during the migration period, as well as numerous species of birds and mammals, especially the big cats: leopards, cheetahs and lions.


Dinner is served again this evening at the lodge.  Overnight at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti.


DAY 4: SERENGETI / NAIROBI

Following an early breakfast , check out and transfer to Seronera airstrip for your return flights to Nairobi.  You will once again fly via the airport at Kilimanjaro.  A Silversea representative is on hand to assist and provide packed picnic lunches.


Upon arrival at Nairobi airport, you are met again by the local representative and directed to your waiting vehicles.   Check in once again at the Norfolk Hotel. After you have had time to freshen up, enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the hotel.  Dinner this evening is on your own arrangements.

Overnight at the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi

DAY 5:  NAIROBI  / MOMBASA

Following breakfast, check out and enjoy a half day city tour, before continuing to the Carnivore Restaurant for lunch.  Afterwards, transfer to the airport for the flight to Mombasa.


On arrival at Moi International Airport, you are met by the local representative and transferred to the ship with a brief  orientation tour provided en-route.


Bon Voyage!


For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Program Inclusions:

·        2 nights at Four  Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti  

·        2 nights at Fairmont the Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

·        Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

·        2 drinks per person with lunches & dinners (choice of local beer, house wine and soft drinks)

·        Game drives as stated above in open 4x4 vehicles safari vehicles

·        Park entrances fees to Serengeti

·        English-speaking driver guide on transfers

·        Porterage, allowing for a maximum of 1 suitcase per person

·        Mineral water during game viewing drives (2 x 500 ml bottles per person per day)

·        Professional Safari Guide


Not Included:

·        Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities for drivers, guides and game rangers, all other alcoholic beverages (i.e. champagne, cognac, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, cigars and cigarettes), gift shop purchases and telephone calls

·        Entry Visa Fees in Kenya (currently US$ 50.00 per person)

·        Entry Visa Fees in Tanzania (currently US$ 50.00 for UK citizens; and US$ 100.00 for USA citizens)

·        Personal Health Insurance Coverage

·        International flights

·        Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

·        Any other services not mentioned above


Flight Information:  All flights are in economy-class

Day 2 - Nairobi (Wilson) Airport / Kilimanjaro - approximately 50 minutes

Day 2 - Kilimanjaro / Serengeti - approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 4 - Serengeti / Kilimanjaro - approximately 1 hour 15 minutes

Day 4 - Kilimanjaro / Nairobi (Wilson) Airport - approximately 1 hour 20 minutes

Day 5 - Nairobi / Mombasa - approximately 1 hour


Flight durations may vary due to changes in flight schedules.  Rest assured that Silversea's local representative will make the best possible reservations for our guests.


Luggage Information:

On all safari flights (i.e. Nairobi / Serengeti / Nairobi), luggage should be packed in a soft-sided bag, and should not exceed 15kg (33 lbs).  Additional pieces can be stored at the hotel in Nairobi during your time in the bush.  For the flight from Nairobi to Mombasa on Day 5, economy-class passengers are allowed two pieces of 23kg (50Ibs) each whose total dimensions shall not exceed 158cms (62 inches) (L+W+H) for each bag.  Any charges by the airline for additional/overweight luggage are the responsibility of the guest.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Kenya & Tanzania.  Currently, U.S. & UK citizens may secure their Kenyan and Tanzanian visas upon arrival.  This service is subject to change and may result in a longer wait at your arrival airports.  It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain all other appropriate visas before your cruise.


Accessibility:

The sights visited on this program are not well-equipped for mobility-impaired guests; therefore, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.  Accommodations can be made for guests who have limited mobility or are confined to a wheelchair.  In these cases, guests will travel on a private itinerary that varies from the program outlined above.  

Please note:

Please note that all the animals are wild, and are not kept in enclosures. As such wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.



All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.        


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


The contents and order of activities of this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice. Changes may be due to prevailing weather conditions and/or the movement of wildlife on the Game Reserve. Weather can be cool during early morning game drives in open vehicles when a windbreaker comes in handy. During the day, it can get extremely hot and sunhats, sun block and sunglasses are imperative. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars. Game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain making for 'bumpy' rides, and therefore are not recommended for anyone with back problems. This Land Adventure brings you close to nature; insects and other environmental exposure should be anticipated.  


Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.