8  Days Kenya Golfing Safari

DAY 1
On arrival in Nairobi, you will be met by Sportswave  team and transferred to Safari Park Hotel for overnight.
Nairobi City
Nairobi is the largest city in East Africa.  It began as a shanty town depot of the East African Railroad in 1899.  In almost 100 years it has become one of the major cities of modern Africa and a headquarters of the United Nations.  It is a vibrant and growing city - a mosaic of many races and cultures.  It boasts 11 golf courses and a wide variety of excellent restaurants.

SAFARI PARK HOTEL
This is a luxurious inland resort, located 20 minutes from the heart of Nairobi on 64 acres of landscaped gardens; it is rich with exotic African trees, plants and birds. The buildings are of a unique traditional African style with modern convenience. It features a 2,000 sq. Meter tropical swimming pool, the largest in Africa. The spacious rooms, with hand carved 4-poster beds and luxurious bathrooms (Italian marble, hairdryers, mini bar and television) are more than comfortable. The Safari Park Hotel is a designer hotel - Armando Tanzini, Harold Thompson from Encho California, designed the buildings and made the art.
Jim Nicolay- landscapes designer, H. Krenzer for the health spa and Fritz Briggeneier pool designer have created this resort into the most ambitious project in East and Central Africa. It features 5 excellent restaurants ie Japanese, Chinese, Italian, African barbeque and coffee shop open 24hrs; tennis courts, a casino and conference facilities


DAY 2
Play golf at Muthaiga Golf Club. Overnight at Safari Park Hotel.
MUTHAIGA GOLF CLUB *****


6801 yards - par 72 - 18 holes


Muthaiga Golf Club, proudly called the Home of Golf by its elite membership, is in many ways the ultimate embodiment of Kenya’s unique marriage of ancient golf tradition and a modern 18 hole championship golf course. As this club prepares to celebrate its long-awaited centenary, Muthaiga G.C. has also been reborn as one of the most prestigious and challenging courses in the region. The force behind this renaissance is an extensive course reconstruction by the celebrated South African course designer Peter Matkovich, which in 2004 returned Muthaiga to prominence as the finest course with the fastest greens in East Africa. The Kenya Open, which is part of the European PGA Challenge Tour, is hosted at Muthaiga G.C. every year and visitors can bask in the knowledge that many true greats of the game have walked this way before – with names like Lyle, Ballesteros, Faldo and Vijay Singh etched on the club house boards. Winding through the lush woodlands of Karura Forest, Muthaiga Golf Club offers a great ambiance with numerous lakes and ponds. The water features are a breeding ground for Egyptian Geese and other fauna. Monkeys frolic around on the 522 yards dog legged hole number 4 and the following par 3 hole number 5. With lots of tradition and a most challenging golf course, Muthaiga Golf Club is a must play for any golfer visiting Kenya.
 
DAY  3
Play golf at Sigona Golf Club. Overnight at Safari Park Hotel.

SIGONA GOLF CLUB *****
6892 yards par 71 - 18 holes
Sigona Golf Club 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 definitely test your golf skills along with your physical conditioning.  Sigona provides tough but very pleasant 18 holes of golf.

DAY 4
At the appointed time, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight to Mombasa. Overnight at Tamarind Village.
MOMBASA
Mombasa is a coastal and Kenya’s second largest town and a sizable port. It has a rich history that dates back 2000 years ago.

The town has passed through the hands of Arab immigrants, adventurers, traders and conquerors not to mention the colonialists. Mombasa is built on an island and is joined to the mainland by Makupa Causeway, to the north by Nyali Bridge and to the south by a frequent car and passenger ferry on Kilindini Creek.
Mombasa has a modern seaport with multitude of wharfs and deep-water berths. Besides this, Mombasa is a tourist attraction owing to its beautiful sandy beaches both north and south, historical sites and the numerous marine parks. 500 kms from Nairobi.
TAMARIND VILLAGE
The Tamarind Village, a luxurious collection of fully serviced apartments, is situated directly adjacent to Mombasa's famous Tamarind Restaurant and overlooks the picturesque Old Town of Mombasa.Tamarind Village stands apart from the crowd. Just ten minutes from the cosmopolitan bustle of Kenyas second largest town, Mombasa.

Offering a wonderful alternative to any luxury hotel accommodation on the coast, 'the Village' which consists of one, two and three bedroom apartments, is set in a beautiful lush garden with a surrounding air of comfortable privacy.

Built in coastal style architecture with authentically styled Swahili furnishings, each apartment has, air-conditioned bedrooms with bathrooms en-suite, a well appointed and equipped kitchen for self catering, satellite TV and a spacious veranda with a stunning view of the Old Town of Mombasa. Guests can order room service or dine at the poolside Harbour Restaurant. For a more lavish experience Village residents are entitled to preferred reservation status at the Tamarind Restaurant or the Tamarind Dhow. In addition there is the Golden Key Casino above the Tamarind Mombasa with excellent gambling facilities.


DAY 5
Self drive car will be provided and after the paper works proceed to play golf at Nyali Golf & Country Club. Overnight at Tamarind Village.

NYALI GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB *****
6510 yards - par 71 - 18 holes


Nyali Golf and Country Club's championship golf course is the oldest 18 holes golf course on Kenya's coast. This is a gently rolling course with a decent mixture of right and left doglegs and shallow fairway bushes. Players will see an abundance of wildlife including dik-dik and bands of vervet monkeys, the club's mascot, frolicking about the course. While the course is not located on the ocean, the intrinsic winds definitely influence the playing conditions. The course displays a number of beautiful flowering trees, including the flamboyant Flame tree, originally from Madagascar. This championship golf course offers all challenges experienced golfers look for, while at the same time provides the high handicapped an entertaining round.


DAY 6
Play golf at Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort. Overnight at Tamarind Village

VIPINGO RIDGE GOLF RESORT *****
North Coast - Mombasa
the Baobab 18 Holes – Par 72 – 6653 metres
Vipingo Ridge is the latest sensation on golf in Kenya. This development of 36 holes opened the first 18 holes – The Baobab - in July 2009. Vipingo Ridge has a lot to offer due to its unique location.  Situated in the centre of a 2,500 acre former sisal estate, the property rises from just above sea level to a 140 metre high ridge before falling off again to the scenic lake and game conservation area to the west of the site.

The two 18 hole golf courses, of which one is still under construction, at Vipingo Ridge, designed by David Jones, are the first in East Africa to be built to a truly international standard, with the world renowned USGA specification being used for all aspects of the course. The large and undulating greens are cultivated with fine Bermuda grasses to guarantee fast and true putting surfaces.
A meandering system of waterfalls, lakes and streams runs through both courses giving a real risk-reward quality to many holes and also creating new natural habitats for birds and wildlife. Extensive fairway modeling and the planting of thousands of new trees ensured that every hole has strategic elements to bring interest and enjoyment.
 
DAY 7
Day at leisure. Overnight at Tamarind Village
 
DAY 8
At the appointed time, you will driver to Moi Airport for your flight to Nairobi in order to connect for your next destination.
 
PRICE
PER PERSON SHARING (2 PAX) US$ 1490
PER PERSON SHARING (4 PAX) US$ 1340
PER PERSON SHARING (6 PAX) US$ 1310
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 535 Includes:
 
•           All transfers
•           Meet and Greet
•           3 nights at Safari Park Hotel – Bed and Breakfast
•           1 green fee at Muthaiga Golf Club
•           1 green fee at Sigona Golf Club
•           4 nights at Tamarind Village – Bed only
•           1 green fee at Nyali Golf & Country Club
•           1 green fee at Vipingo Ridge Golf Resort
•           3 days self drive in air conditioned saloon car (driver on request)
 
Excludes:

•           Expenses of a personal nature e.g. tips, drinks, caddie fees
•           Return flights Nairobi/Mombasa – Euro 150 per person inclusive of taxes


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