Kenya is an incredible and diverse country that really has it all...

great safaris, excellent beaches, traditional culture and modern cities.

Your Kenya experience can best be described as "life-changing".

KENYA! 2021

Nairobi. Masai Mara. Mombasa.

February 21 - March 3, 2021

 

Highlights include:

Enjoy this epic GoGIRLS! Kenya 2021experience of

  • Two nights in Nairobi

  • Two nights in Masai Mara

  • Four nights in Mombasa.

NAIROBI

East Africa's most cosmopolitan city, Nairobi is Kenya's beating heart, an exciting, maddening concrete jungle that jarringly counterpoints the untrammelled natural beauty to be found elsewhere in the country.

Nairobi's character ensures the city is reviled and loved in equal measure. The city's charms include a vibrant cultural life, fabulous places to eat and exciting nightlife.

 

With a fabulous national park on its doorstep, some wildlife-centric attractions, the excellent National Museum and the famed Giraffe Manor, Nairobi is not to be missed.

MASAI MARA

The Masai Mara National Reserve, or "The Mara" as it is affectionately called, is one of the top safari destinations in Africa. Its wide-open plains provide a sanctuary for an abundance of animals like elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hyena and the Mara’s famous big cats: lion, leopard and cheetah.

You’ve seen pictures of the main inhabitants of The Mara – adorned with the brilliant red, blue and purple patterns of the shukas they wear. The men with their spears, tall and proud. The women bejeweled with bright beaded earrings and scarves. These are the some of the oldest inhabitants of East Africa, the Maasai people.

The Maasai live in mud-thatched villages, surrounded by their cattle and smaller livestock. For hundreds of years the Maasai have roamed the lands of Kenya living a free, nomadic lifestyle.

MOMBASA

Mombasa, a melting pot of languages and cultures from all sides of the Indian Ocean, is home to Diana Beach one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

 

Diana Beach casts the Image of a miniature paradise for any traveler coming across it for the first time. Dotted with swaying palm leaves, soft white sand, shimmering ocean as far as the eye can see and the cool breeze teasing your senses, you cannot find such magnificence anywhere in the world.

The true heart of Mombasa is found in the exotic old town, among the narrow winding streets and Arab architecture. The air here is always heavy with the scent of spices. At the water’s edge is Fort Jesus, an imposing fort that stands watch over the harbor.

KENYA! 2021

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Sunday, February 21, 2021 | JFK

Depart JFK. Magical Kenya, here we come!

​Day 2 - Monday, February 22, 2021 | NAIROBI

 

Arrive in Nairobi for our epic Kenya experience. We will be met at Nairobi International Airport and transferred to our hotel, the five star Movenpick Hotel and Residences Nairobi .

After resting, we will celebrate the beginning of our journey at our GoGIRLS! Welcome Dinner. Dress to Impress in White as we enjoy the 360-degree skyline views from the revolving restaurant, The View.

Meals: Dinner

​Day 3 - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | NAIROBI

 

After breakfast we will depart for the Giraffe Center. The Giraffe Center is on the same property as the famed Giraffe Manor ...yep, they share the same giraffes. Next ...on to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Sanctuary where we will marvel at a parade of elephants as they march out of the forest into their “playground” for a snack (bottled formula) and a chance to roll around in the dirt and mud.

 

Once we've had lunch, we will kick up our heels as we learn some new moves in an African Dance Class. After shaking our booties, we will visit the open air Maasai Market where we can shop for African paintings, clothes and fabrics with East African prints, jewelry and wood carvings as well as many items hand made by local artisans. After we have shopped until we drop, we will be transferred to our hotel.

 

Late evening we will be picked up and whisked to the world famous Carnivore (not included). Carnivore is the ultimate "Beast of the Feast".  A variety of meats including ostrich, crocodile, and camel are roasted over charcoal and carved right at your table. Vegetarian options are available.

 

Before we settle in to our hotel for the night, we will immerse ourselves in the vibrant Nairobi nightlife!

 

Meals: Breakfast

YOUR JOURNEY

YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotels hand selected for an unmatched experience.

NAIROBI

​Day 4 - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | NAIROBI - MASAI MARA

 

Check out from our hotel after breakfast as our prepare for our pick up for the drive to the magical Masai Mara Game Reserve. Along the way, we'll stop at the spectacular Great Rift Valley which is a fault line some 3,500 miles long stretching from Ethiopia’s Red Sea through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, and into Mozambique. 

 

We will proceed and arrive at the luxury Sarova Mara Game Camp before lunch. Take a little time to settle in, relax or explore the restaurant, spa or pool bar before we head out for our afternoon game drive. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

 

(Those who prefer to remain in Nairobi have the option to do so. See package options.)

 

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Movenpick Residences & Hotel Nairobi

​Day 5 - Thursday, February 25, 2021 | MASAI MARA

 

Rise today for breakfast. As the cool, fresh Kenyan air fills your lungs you will feel invigorated,  rejuvenated, and ready for a great day to explore Kenya's flagship reserves.

 

As we begin our safari, roll down the windows or stand up through the customized pop up roof hatch and enjoy the unhindered 360 degree views ...and the possibilities of all that lies ahead.

 

Masai Mara is one of the lushest reserves in Africa and is globally renowned for providing excellent sightings of the Big Five in their natural habitats.

 

A gourmet lunch will be served back at the camp's restaurant, Isokon, that overlooks the main pool with a backdrop of the beautiful forest cover that surrounds the camp.

 

In the late afternoon we will visit an authentic Masai Village. The first thing you will notice as you enter the village is the many vivid colors of the Masai's garments. The bright shukas they wear contrast beautifully with the greens and browns of the landscape. Adding to this display of color is the brightly beaded jewelry - necklaces, bracelets, and amulets - worn by the women and the men.

We may get to experience the villagers singing and dancing ...and you might even be able to join in! The Maasai are known for their rhythmic call-and-response singing. Perhaps their most widely known dance is the adumu or "jumping dance".

We will return to our safari camp. Experience Dinner in the Bush experience. (Optional) Sarova Mara Game Camp has built a solid reputation for producing inspiring gourmet meals in a remote and wild setting. Standards of food preparation and culinary protocol are unmatched elsewhere in the bush. Close your eyes and imagine dining in the open, under the stars ...magical!

 

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Experience Nairobi in this stunning, five star hotel that charms with its African design, uplifting atmosphere, open spaces, cool features and panoramic views.

Spacious with true African touches, all views are guaranteed to wow! All guest rooms feature a large walk-in wardrobe.

 

From authentic African specialties to international flavors, guests at Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Nairobi are spoiled for culinary choice.

 

The hotel hosts two main restaurants. Dine at the signature revolving restaurant, The View, which offers Mediterranean and brand signature dishes with 360-degree views of the city. Baluba restaurant offers all-day dining and welcomes you for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Enjoy cocktails and music at the elegant Kijani Bar with pool views from the open terrace. 

 

Don’t forget to join us for the complimentary Chocolate Hour from 4pm - 5pm daily at the hotel lobby!

More information >

MASAI MARA

​Day 6 - Friday, February 26, 2021 | MASAI MARA - MOMBASA

 

Early morning brings our pre-breakfast game drive where we set out to track wildcats OR you can savor the beauty of The Mara from a hot air balloon (hot air ballon is optional).

 

After having breakfast and checking out from the luxury camp, we begin our ride back to the buzzing  capital, Nairobi, to catch our flight to Mombasa. Lunch will be available en route to the airport.

Upon arrival in Mombasa our transfer will take us to our South Coast resort on the beautiful Diani Beach, the Leopard Beach Resort.

Enjoy the evening at your leisure.

 

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

​Day 7 - Saturday, February 27, 2021 | MOMBASA

 

Today is an independent day. Get a massage (fee). Lie out on the beach. Hit up the bars. Treat yourself. Try your hand at Sky Diving (optional). Go shopping.

 

Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

​Day 8 - Sunday, February 28, 2021 | MOMBASA

 

This morning after breakfast we will be picked up at the resort for a tour of the many facets of Mombasa. Our visit includes Fort Jesus Historical Museum, Old dhow harbour in Old Town, a visit to the bazaar and the market, Elephant Tusks Monuments and Akamba woodcarvers to buy souvenirs. 

Our day takes us down an intriguing maze of cobbled narrow streets, ancient mosques and picturesque residential houses evoking the islands medieval past, overhanging balconies and through mysterious doorways to bustling markets filled with exotic spices, fruit and colorful fabrics.

A visit to old town reveals the rich culture and architectural heritage of Mombasa with a fascinating history dating back to 200 AD, Mombasa is the largest port in East Africa.  Fort Jesus was built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century.

 

Then we drive through the Elephant Tusks on Moi Avenue and visit the Akamba woodcarvers, where you can see the carvers at work and a great opportunity to purchase some of the wonderful crafts and other souvenirs of your stay in Africa.  At the end of the tour we are returned to our resort.

 

Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

Sarova Mara Game Camp

Sarova Mara Game Camp is located in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in South West Kenya. It is set on an elevation surrounded by two streams.

Sarova Mara Game Camp offers spacious luxurious “tents” attractively constructed in light beige canvas with large “windows”, wooden flooring and a permanent roof.

 

All have en-suite bathrooms with large mirrors, hot and cold running water and showers, and are equipped with a fully stocked mini bar, shaver outlets for 110v and 200v and hairdryers.

 

The emphasis is on tasteful comfort with a smooth blend of the beautiful nature that makes the Mara. All tents are built with spectacular views and offer a tranquil and relaxing retreat while you listen to the natural sounds of nature.

Cuisine on the menu is both imaginative and tasteful and embodies the Sarova Hotels cuisine brand “Kitchens of Sarova”. The safari camp excels in the freshness and quality of its food supported by the camp’s own vegetable and herb gardens.

 

Sarova Mara Game Camp has the rare distinction of being located next to a traditional Masai Village known as "The Isokon Masai Cultural Village", a true showcase of Masai culture.

More information >

​Day 9 - Monday, March 1, 2021 | MOMBASA

 

The morning and afternoon are at your leisure. Sleep in.  Engage in wind surfing, kite surfing, or jet skiing.  Play a round of golf. Visit a local art gallery.

In the evening, dress in your finest African attire in celebration of our final evening in Kenya. We will hop aboard the Tamarind Dhow for a sunset dinner cruise. As the dhow leaves the pier at around sunset the setting could not be more delightful.

 

The dhow sails around Tudor Creek where you'll enjoy breathtaking views of Old Town and Fort Jesus before arriving at a sheltered bay where the feast begins with a live band playing! A four-course meal of mouth-watering edible delights, such as grilled lobster, fish, steak and much more is on the menu. At the end of the dinner cruise, our transfers takes us back to the resort.

 

Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

​Day 10 - Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | MOMBASA -  NAIROBI

 

After having breakfast and checking out of the resort it is time to say goodbye to Kenya. We will be transferred to the Mombasa airport. Our flight will take us to the Nairobi airport for our connecting flight to the good ol' USA.

Meals: Breakfast

​Day 11 - Wednesday, March 3, 2021 |  JFK

 

Arrive at JFK. Welcome home!

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Itinerary subject to change.

MOMBASA
Leopard Beach Resort and Spa

Voted Kenya’s Leading Resort in 2017 (for the seventh time!) at the prestigious World Travel Awards, Leopard Beach Resort & Spa has a reputation for excellence.

 

As well as enjoying a prime position on the beautiful famed Diani Beach on Kenya’s South Coast, the resort has extensively upgraded accommodations and facilities making it the preferred destination for your Kenyan beach vacay.

The resort offers a diverse range of wining and dining options including Chaine des Rotisseurs grill room, a stir-fry beach restaurant, fresh pizza and pasta restaurant, a nyama choma (Kenyan barbecue) restaurant and a pool bistro.

The resort also boasts several bars including Marco’s al-fresco bar where a wonderful selection of cocktails can be enjoyed while overlooking the pool and ocean below.

More information >

Accommodations subject to change to comparable lodging.

Vacation Options

 

Option 1

(includes Masai Mara and Mara safaris)

 

Your vacation includes:

  • Roundtrip flights from JFK

  • Domestic flight from Nairobi to Mombasa

  • Meet and Greet Service at Nairobi Airport

  • Transfers between Kenya airports and hotels

  • Tour Guides

  • Ground Transportation to/from Masai Mara

  • 2 nights at Movenpick Hotel Nairobi - Superior Twin Room

  • 2 nights at Sarova Mara Game Reserve - Luxury Tent

  • Game Drives / Safaris

  • Entry Fee to Reserve

  • 4 Nights at Leopard Beach Resort - Superior Room

  • GoGIRLS! Kenya! T-shirt

  • Nairobi City Tour

  • Visit to Maasai Village

  • Mombasa City Tour

  • Welcome Dinner at The View restaurant

  • 8 Breakfasts

  • 3 Lunches

  • 7 Dinners including Welcome Dinner

  • Group Escort/Manager

Group Flights (Subject to change)

Depart JFK - 2/21/20 01:45 PM Arrive NBO -2/22/20 - 10:30 AM-  Nonstop

Depart MBA - 3/2/20 5:10 PM Arrive JFK - 3/3/21 - 6:55 AM - 1 Stop (NBO)

$100 OFF for GoGIRLS! VIP Guests!**

**GoGIRLS! who have previously traveled with us.

RATES - Reservations booked by May 29, 2020

$2999 per Person - Double Occupancy

$3749 per Person - Single Occupancy

RATES - Reservations booked after May 29, 2020

$3199* per Person - Double Occupancy

$3949* per Person - Single Occupancy

$500 Deposit per person (Nonrefundable)

$1,000 In additional payments due by 9/1/2020

($1500 in total must by paid by 9/1/2020)

Balance due by 1/5/2021

Option 2

(does NOT include Masai Mara and Mara safaris)

 

Your vacation includes:

  • Roundtrip flights from JFK

  • Domestic flight from Nairobi to Mombasa

  • Meet and Greet Service at Nairobi Airport

  • Transfers between Kenya airports and hotels

  • Tour Guides

  • 4 nights at Movenpick Hotel Nairobi - Superior Twin Room

  • 4 Nights at Leopard Beach Resort - Superior Room

  • GoGIRLS! Kenya! T-shirt

  • Nairobi City Tour

  • Day Tour to Amboseli Safari or Masai Village Tour

  • Mombasa City Tour

  • Welcome Dinner at The View restaurant

  • 8 Breakfasts

  • 5 Dinners including Welcome Dinner

  • Group Escort/Manager

Group Flights (Subject to change)

Depart JFK - 2/21/20 01:45 PM Arrive NBO -2/22/20 - 10:30 AM-  Nonstop

Depart MBA - 3/2/20 5:10 PM Arrive JFK - 3/3/21 - 6:55 AM - 1 Stop (NBO)

$100 OFF for GoGIRLS! VIP Guests!**

**GoGIRLS! who have previously traveled with us.

RATES - Reservations booked by May 29, 2020

$2799 per Person - Double Occupancy

$3599 per Person - Single Occupancy

RATES - Reservations booked after May 29, 2020

$2999* Per Person - Double Occupancy

$3799* Per Person - Single Occupancy

$500 Deposit per person (Nonrefundable)

$1,000 In additional payments due by 9/1/2020

($1500 in total must by paid by 9/1/2020)

Balance due by 1/5/2021

This is a girls only trip.

A passport with at least two blank pages, six months' validity, and a visa are required to enter Kenya. Visa may be purchased online.

 

Check with your physician for vaccinations you may require for travel to Kenya.

*Price and availability are subject to change. Nonpayment of $1000.00 by September 1,

2020 will result in cancellation and forfeiture of $500 deposit.

Cancellation Fees:

If cancelled before 011/21/20, your cancellation fee will be $500.00 

If cancelled between 11/22/20 and 12/22/20, your fee would be $750.00

If cancelled between 12/23/20 and 01/05/21,  your fee would be $1,497.50 .

If cancelled after 01/06/21, your fee will be the total amount paid or non-refundable.

Cancellations must be received in writing. Additional terms and fees apply to domestic air, extra services, tours, and partial room cancellations.

We reserve the right to refuse any reservation. We reserve the right to make comparable substitutions for hotels. Decisions are final.

GOT QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. May flights from my city be included in my package?

A. Flights for this group trip are available from JFK only.

Q. Do roommates have to make their reservations at the same time?

A. It is not necessary for roommates to save their spot at the same time. However, if there is only one person on the reservation who has paid her deposit, the single occupancy rate will apply. If and when a roommate books her part of the reservation, the reservation will revert to the double occupancy rate. Please note: Naming your roommate in the comments of a reservation request does not make a reservation eligible for double occupancy. Double occupancy rates apply only when two people on a reservation have paid deposits.

Q. Can I set up a payment plan?

A. Yes. Send an email to travel@ebonyvacations.com and Include the date to start your payments, the amount of each payment and the dates the payments are to be processed.

Q. Who is Ebony Vacations?

A. Ebony Vacations is the travel agency extension of GoGIRLS! Black Travel Club.

Q. Does GoGIRLS! offer roommate matching?

A. Because each girl is better at selecting her roommate than we are, we do not offer roommate matching. We do post for roommates on the Facebook page so members may contact each other.

Q. If something comes up and I cannot go on the trip, can I get my deposit back?

A. Deposits are nonrefundable.

Q. Can three guests to a room be accommodated?

A. Three guests can be accommodated. For rates, please send an email to travel@ebonyvacations.com

Still have questions?

Call us: 1 888 368 4472

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Q. Is insurance included in my package?

A. Insurance is not included however, we do provide options to you after your reservation is confirmed.

Q. Is a land only option available?

A. For land only rates, please send a rate request to travel@ebonyvacations.com

Q. Why is there a notice to substitute accommodations?

A. Chances are you will be lodged in the resorts noted. However, there can be factors that are out of our control such as an Act of God, employee strikes, the resort overbooking, etc.

Q. When will pricing for optional activities and tours be available?

A. Because pricing is based on the number of attendees, rates will be posted in September 2020 when we have a better idea of the number of those traveling with us.

Q. Do I need a visa to enter Kenya?

A. Visas are required to enter Kenya. You may apply for your visa online three months prior to your arrival date by visiting http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html At the time of this posting the fee for the visa is $51.00 per person.

Q. Are any of our accommodations all inclusive?

A. Breakfast is included at Movenpick. Your stay at Sarova Mara Game Camp is full board meaning breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included; drinks are not included.  Leopard Beach Resort is half board; breakfast and dinner are included; drinks are not included.