Golf Safari 9 Nights 10 Days
Day 1 Nairobi
On arrival at JKIA, you are met by a Nature Expeditions representative and transferred to Windsor Golf & Country Club. Lunch on own arrangements. Afternoon play golf at the club. Dinner on own arrangements. Overnight at Windsor Golf & Country Club (bed & breakfast)
Nairobi City – www.nairobi.com
Windsor Golf Club
Located on the outskirts of the city center, about 14 km away, is the Windsor Golf and Country Club. It’s most famous for its 18-hole golf course set by international standards. One of the most lavish hotels in Kenya beckons the city visitor to its country locale and Victorian decor by offering standards of excellence and quality of service to go with it. The Windsor offers a range of services, from the accommodation, fine dining, conference, and banqueting facilities to sports and recreational activities. The Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club sets an entirely new standard for resort hotels in Kenya, is unbeatable for a golfing holiday, makes an ideal base for a Kenyan safari, and is a top-class venue for conferences, seminars, or conventions.
Day 2 Nairobi
After breakfast, leave for Sigona Golf Club. Spend the whole morning playing golf. After lunch, drive back to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner on own arrangements. Overnight at Windsor Golf & Country Club (bed & breakfast).
Sigona Golf Club
The very lovely Sigona Golf Club is about a fifteen-to-twenty-minute drive northwest of Nairobi heading towards Lake Naivasha, sitting almost halfway between Nairobi and Limuru. The Club has a beautiful eighteen-hole country-style golf course which has become very popular with residents and visitors.
It has a fine reputation for having some of the most beautiful fairways in Kenya. Sitting near the Rift Valley at an altitude of 6,600 feet (2200m), Sigona receives more than average rainfall. The Kikuyu grass keeps the course looking lush and verdant year-round. The green keeper tells: “any player can use almost any golf club, from his driver to his sand wedge, off these fairways”. The course is very hilly and most of the eighteen tees are elevated. It is one course that will test your golf skills along with your physical conditioning. Sigona provides a tough but very pleasant 18 holes of golf.
Day 3 Nairobi
Breakfast at the hotel and depart for another golf-filled day at the Karen Golf and Country Club. Drive past the Nairobi National Park and proceed to the Karen area. Considered by some to be one of the prettiest courses in Kenya because of its profusion of flowering trees and bushes, Karen Golf and Country Club should never be missed out. It is certainly one of the top 18-hole championship courses in the city (Yardage 6893 Par 72-18 holes.) You will most definitely enjoy your golfing here and will remain with fond recollections. Have lunch at the Karen Golf and Country Club, and then visit the museum of Karen Blixen, the author of Out of Africa before returning to the Windsor Golf and Country Club. Dinner on own arrangements. Overnight at Windsor Golf & Country Club (bed & breakfast).
Karen Golf & Country Club
Home of the Kenya Open 2004 and 2005. The course is next to the house of Karen Blixen – the author of “Out of Africa” and situated in the colonial suburb of Karen. Karen Country Club is a delightful course to play. You will most likely think back on your round of golf here, with fond recollections.
Day 4 Nairobi/ Aberdares
After an early breakfast at the Club, depart for the drive to Nyeri and on arrival, proceed to the Nyeri Golf and Country Club for Golf and lunch. Later drive to the Outspan Hotel. Dinner and overnight at Aberdare Country Club [Full Board]
Nyeri Sports Club
Nyeri Sports Club is the second oldest course in the country, founded in 1910. This 9-hole course is laid out in a superb setting and offers exquisite scenery. While standing on the tee of the 6th, Mt Kenya can be seen looming above the green giving a breathtaking view of nature in all its glory. The greens are well bunkered with both sand and grass traps. The roughs are the highest you will find anywhere as the layout skirts around a thick forest of very tall evergreens. Add to this mixture a stream and a valley, and you have the recipe for a difficult game of golf. Nyeri’s golf course is very pretty indeed and highly recommended for play for the ardent and the family golfer.
Day 5 Aberdares/ Mount Kenya
After breakfast drive to Nanyuki arriving at a buffet lunch at the famous Mount Kenya Safari Club, founded by the late film star William Holden. The afternoon is spent playing golf at this prestigious club, which sits on the Equator facing Kenya’s highest mountain, snow-capped Mount Kenya. This is the only golf course where you can play golf in the north and south hemispheres at the same time. Dinner and overnight at Mount Kenya Safari Club [Full Board]
Mount Kenya is an experience that the visitor must include in his or her itinerary. Nowhere in the world do you come face to face with one of nature’s greatest anomalies – a snowcapped mountain lying on the equator! This exclusive rich man’s retreat opened in 1959. Even though this is a 9-hole pitch and putt, composed entirely of par 3 holes, it is absolutely brutal. While the course is laid out in one of the most beautiful and serene settings in Africa, you have to be very accurate. The water hazards are many and coupled with the splendid views of Mount Kenya from virtually every hole on the course with the variety of flowers and birds decorating it, the golfer is sure to leave Mt. Kenya with lasting memories. Play on the North and Southern hemispheres at the same time.
Day 6 Mount Kenya/ Nakuru/ Naivasha
After breakfast morning drive via Thompsons Falls down the floor of the Great Rift Valley escarpment to Lake Nakuru National Park, a protected game sanctuary for endangered species such as the Black/ White rhino, and Rothschild Giraffe among other usual game such as the leopard and Lion. The park is world-renowned for its millions of pink Flamingoes found around the lake. Picnic lunch is served in the park. Afternoon game drive. Thereafter proceed to the rift valley lodge arriving there in the early evening. Dinner and overnight at Great Rift Valley Lodge [Full Board]
Lake Nakuru National Park – www.kws.org/park/parks_reserves/LNNP.html
Day 7 Naivasha
Breakfast at this serene lodge and then enjoy a round of golf at Green Park. Lunch at the lodge. The rest of the afternoon will be spent with another round of golf or leisure to enjoy the many optional activities offered by the lodge (at an extra cost), for example, the Eburru forest, a boat trip to L. Naivasha, or a visit to the crescent island. Dinner and overnight at Great Rift Valley Lodge [Full Board]
Rift Valley Golf Club
The yardage is 6580 (6017 M) par 71-18 holes. Although still taking root, the course looks set to earn major international kudos for its spectacular setting and challenging character. The first player to break the 71 pars here, the Irish professional David Jones, described it as the best young course he has ever played on. This Thomas Fjaasd-designed course is a pleasure to play for the golfing tourist. Stunning views and lush greens will make your round of golf a special one.
Day 8 Naivasha/ Maasai Mara
After breakfast, the morning drive to the Rift Valley escarpment to Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving in time for lunch at Mara Leisure Camp. Afternoon game viewing drive until sunset. Dinner and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp [Full Board]
Day 9 Maasai Mara
Spend a further day in Mara. During your full-day game drives, you have the opportunity to explore this great reserve in depth. You may see elephants, giraffes, pride of lion, and thousands of impalas, topi, grants, and Thomson’s gazelle. The Mara is the scene of the annual migration of millions of wildebeest up from the Serengeti plains in search of water and grasses. All meals and overnight at Mara Leisure Camp [Full Board]
Day 10 Maasai Mara/ Nairobi/ Depart
After breakfast depart for the drive to Nairobi arriving in time for a farewell lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant. Afternoon transfer to JKIA for your homebound flight.
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