Safari Pickleball Trip

Safari Pickleball Trip

When: June 18th ~ 28th, 2020

Where: Kenya

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Description

Have you ever wanted to experience an authentic African Safari? Now is your chance! Travel with us on the first ever Safari Pickleball Trip for the opportunity to see the untamed wildlife of Kenya while playing pickleball on a new continent. Trip leader Daniel Moore, who lived in Nairobi for 2 years, and head instructor/multiple-time national champion Jen Lucore will not only provide unique insight into the culture, people, and lifestyle of Kenya, but also expert pickleball instruction along the way. Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara National Reserve are calling. Answer, for an adventure unlike any other!

Tour Package

COST

  • $4350 PP Double Occupancy | $4950 PP Single Occupancy | $300 PP Non-Pickleball Player’s Discount

INCLUDED

  • 10 nights of accommodation w/ complimentary breakfasts
  • All meals except two lunches
  • All activities including safaris, tours, entrance & guide fees, pickleball clinics, local transportation, etc.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to/from Jomo Kenyatta Int’l Airport (NBO)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Two lunches

Itinerary

DAY 1 – THU, JUNE 18TH   |   INTRODUCTION TO SAFARI PICKLEBALL TRIP

  • Please book your airfare to/from Jomo Kenyatta Int’l Airport (NBO)*
  • A taxi will be awaiting your arrival, transfer to Yaya Towers & Hotel
  • Free play at hotel tennis courts for those with an early arrival
  • Welcome dinner at local Nairobi restaurant

DAY 2 – FRI, JUNE 19TH   |   PICKLEBALL TRIPS CLINIC, ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE

  • Breakfast at Yaya Towers & Hotel
  • Morning pickleball clinic at JD Tennis Academy
  • Lunch at local Nairobi restaurant
  • Drive to elephant orphanage (~0:45 hrs)
  • Dinner at local Nairobi restaurant

DAY 3 – SAT, JUNE 20TH   |   PICKLEBALL WITH KENYAN PICKLEBALL PLAYERS

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Pickleball at JD Tennis Academy with Kenyan pickleball players and teaching new players
  • Lunch at JD Tennis Academy
  • History talk by Richard Davies
  • Afternoon rec play
  • Dinner at Nairobi restaurant

DAY 4 – SUN, JUNE 21ST   |   PICKLEBALL TRIPS CLINIC, COFFEE FARM TOUR

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning pickleball clinic at hotel courts
  • Lunch on your own
  • Drive to Kikuyu (0:45 hrs)
  • Coffee farm tour including roasting our own beans and coffee tasting
  • Dinner at coffee farm

DAY 5 – MON, JUNE 22ND   |   SAFARI DAY 1, NAIVASHA

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart for Naivasha Sopa Lodge (2:00 hrs)
  • Lunch at Naivasha Sopa Lodge
  • Afternoon boat cruise with potential hippo sightings
  • Safari walk on Crescent Island. View giraffe, zebra, antelope and wildebeest from up close
  • Dinner and stay at Naivasha Sopa Lodge

DAY 6 – TUE, JUNE 23RD   |   SAFARI DAY 2, NAIVASHA TO MASAI MARA

  • Breakfast at Naivasha Sopa Lodge
  • Drive to Masai Mara National Park (5:00 hrs)
  • Evening Safari in Masai Mara
  • Dinner and stay at Mara Ashnil Tented Camp

DAY 7 – WED, JUNE 24TH   |   MASAI MARA GAME DRIVES

  • Early morning game drive
  • Brunch at Mara Ashnil Tented Camp
  • Relaxing afternoon relaxing in camp
  • Evening game drive
  • Dinner at Mara Ashnil Tented Camp

DAY 8 – THU, JUNE 25TH   |   MASAI MARA GAME DRIVE, VISIT MASAI VILLAGE

  • Early morning game drive
  • Brunch at Mara Ashnil Tented Camp
  • Visit Masai village
  • Optional evening game drive
  • Dinner at Mara Ashnil Tented Camp

DAY 9 – FRI, JUNE 26TH   |   MASAI MARA GAME DRIVE

  • Early morning game drive, last chance to find anything we missed
  • Brunch at Mara Ashnil Tented Camp
  • Return to Nairobi (5:00 hrs)**
  • Dinner on your own

DAY 10 – SAT, JUNE 27TH   |   PICKLEBALL IN NAIROBI

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning Pickleball Trips clinic, afternoon rec play with Kenyan pickleball players at JD Tennis Academy
  • Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant with Kenyan pickleball players

DAY 11 – SUN, JUNE 28TH   |   DEPARTURE

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Optional rec play at hotel
  • Taxi to Jomo Kenyatta Int’l Airport (NBO)

Please keep in mind that this itinerary is subject to change and should not be considered final.

*You will likely have to depart North America the previous day in order to arrive in Nairobi on June 18th. If you are concerned about jet lag, we recommend arriving a day or two before the designated meeting date.

**If you prefer to fly back from Masai Mara National Reserve rather than drive, you can do so for an additional cost of $220 PP.

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Additional Info

Cancellation Policy

  • 60 ~ 31 Days Prior to Arrival: 20% of the Total Costs
  • 30 ~ 4 Days Prior to Arrival: 50% of the Total Costs
  • 72 Hours or Less Prior to Arrival: 100% of the Total Costs

Travel Insurance

We strongly encourage all travelers to invest in travel insurance to both minimize your financial risks of traveling and provide you with peace of mind to fully enjoy the your trip. Travel insurance can provide many helpful resources including refunds or assistance for any of the following situations that may arise before or during a trip:

  • You need to cancel your participation on the tour
  • You need to cancel or change a flight
  • Lost baggage during the trip
  • Stolen items during the trip
  • Medical costs during the trip

We suggest you talk to your insurance provider to ask about the travel insurance plans available to you. You can also compare policies online. Here are two well-known travel insurance providers to consider:

Please contact us at connect@pickleballtrips.com if you have any additional questions regarding our cancellation policy or travel insurance.