Tuesday, 12th of December 2017

International Camps

Bi-monthly Programme May - June 2017

Vol. 5, Issue 3

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African Safari - Kenya

THE ULTIMATE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE 

Dates: 12th–20th August 2017

       

 
Once again the Bombay Natural History Society brings you the African Safari, Kenya, with its rich diversity of mammals and birds, a dream trip for nature lovers.
Places of Visit: Samburu National Reserve, Aberdare National Park, Lake 
Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve.


Samburu National Reserve: Most tourists visiting Kenya do not get the opportunity to cross the Equator to visit the Samburu National Park to see the unique wildlife of North Kenya. Here are some very different animals like Oryx, Gerenuk or Giraffe Gazelle, Grevy’s Zebra, and Reticulated Giraffe unique to this park and not seen in the Southern Kenya.
Aberdare National Park: A birdwatcher’s paradise,Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range in Central Kenya. The park offers moorlands, Bamboo forest and rainforest at lower altitudes. One can see animals like the Critically Endangered Mountain Bongo, Bushbuck, African Wild Dog, and Giant Forest Hog. Birds like Jackson’s Widowbird, Bar-tailed Trogon, Golden-winged Sunbird, Scarlet-tufted Sunbird, Silver-cheeked Hornbill, endemic Aberdare Cisticola, and African Goshawk are also seen.Back to Index 
Lake Nakuru National Park: Situated in the famous Rift Valley, it attracts thousands of flamingos and pelicans, the forest around the lake is home to the rare and Critically Endangered Eastern Black Rhinoceros and Near Threatened Southern White Rhinoceros.
Superb Starling
African White-backed Vulture
Malachite Kingfisher
Scarlet-chested Sunbird
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu
Baglafecht Weaver
Somali Ostrich







 


Masai Mara National Reserve: Experience the thrill of watching the world’s largest land migration with around a million wildebeest and zebras make their way into Masai Mara from Serengeti. The spectacle of the Great Migration is something every nature lover should experience. 
 

During the camp you can see an array of animals:

  • East African Lion
  • the fastest land mammal Cheetah
  • three kinds of giraffe like Reticulated
  • Rothschild's
  • the tallest Masai Giraffe
  • Hook-lipped and Square-lipped Rhinoceros; 
  • Cape Buffalo
  • Black-and-white Colobus
  • Spotted Hyena
  • Grevy’s and Burchell’s Zebra
  • African Elephant
  • Thomson’s Gazelle
  • Hartebeest, Dik-dik
  • Hippopotamus
  • Leopard
  • Nile Crocodile and many moreBack to Index

Birds that can be seen during the camp:

  • The largest birds; the Somali and Common Ostrich 
  • Purple Grenadier 
  • Blue-nape Mousebird 
  • Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu 
  • Secretary bird 
  • Superb Starling 
  • Hamercop 
  • Bateleur 
  • White-breasted Go-away-bird 
  • Lilac-breasted Roller 
  • Vulturine and Helmeted Guineafowl 
  • Red-billed 
  • Yellow-billed 
  • Von der Decken’s 
  • Black-and-White Casqued and Southern Ground Hornbills 
  • Black-bellied, White-bellied, Buff-crested, and Kori Bustards 
  • Malachite Kingfisher and many more.
Dates: 12th–20th August 2017 (ex-Mumbai)
Group Leader: Mr.Vandan Jhaveri
Reporting: Participants to meet early morning (2 a.m) on 12th August, 2017 at Mumbai International Airport, group will return to Mumbai on 20th August, 2017 early morning.
Camp Fee: Rs.2,27,000/- for members and Rs. 2,28,500/- for others. (Ex Mumbai)
Payment can be made in installments.
Payment schedule:
1st Installment (non-refundable) Immediate Rs. 50,000/- 
2nd Installment Date -                    Rs. 50,000/- 
3rd Installment Date -                    Rs. 45,000/- 
4th Installment Date -   15th June  Rs. 45,000/- 
Final Installment Date - 15th July   Rs. 37,000/- (Rs. 38,500/- for others)
Camp fee includes:
  • Economy Class Airfare on Kenya Airways/Ethiopian Airlines (or similar). 
  • Normal Visa and processing charges. 
  • Full board accommodation. 
  • All Game Park entrance fees. 
  • Three meals (B/L/D) a day while on Safari. 
  • 1 litre of mineral water per person per day. 
  • Professional driver guide. 
  • Game drives as per itinerary. 
  • Insurance for the camp period for participants aged upto 70 yrs. 
  • BNHS expertise. 
    Camp fee does not includes:
  • Food and drinks not part of group menu. 
  • Any sightseeing not mentioned on the programme. 
  • Expenses of a personal nature e.g., laundry, telephone calls. 
  • Tips and gratuities. 
  • Services other than those specified in “Camp fee includes” 
  • Note:The cost has been calculated as per 1 USD= 67 INR, and minimum 15 pax traveling together.
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Important: Yellow fever Vaccination at least 15 days before and Polio vaccination four weeks before the travel date are require.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has made it mandatory to take Oral Polio Vaccination at-least four week prior to journey and Yellow Fever Vaccination at-least 15 days prior to journey for all the tourist traveling to Kenya, however we recommend to take both the vaccination as soon as your registration is confirmed.
 
See the circular and other details below:

 

In Mumbai one of the place where both vaccination can be taken at:

Airport Health Organisation Bldg
Ground Floor,Next to Ambassador Hotel,
Near International Airport, Sahar Road,
Vile Parle-E, Mumbai-400099, MS
+91-22-28392429 (Call before visiting)


Registration:Kindly contact us at 22871202/22821811 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
for more details on other camps please visit www.bnhs.org



* Note: -

●     If you are registering for any of the programmes, it is assumed that you have read and agreed to all the Rules and Guidelines.

●     Rules and Guidelines for BNHS programmes are available on our website: www.bnhs.org.

●     If you are booking a flight for any camp, it is highly recommended to book refundable tickets.

●     All the surplus generated through the activities of the programme department are utilized for conservation of wildlife.

●     It is also recommended to take travel insurance when traveling for any camp.