Pickleball Safari

Pickleball Safari

Location:

Kenya

Dates:

June 18th - 28th, 2020

Cost:

$1,350 – $2,750

Have you ever wanted to experience an authentic African Safari? Now is your chance! Travel with us on the first ever Pickleball Safari 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!

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Trip Details

What’s Included

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

What’s Not Included

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

Group Size  12

Activity Level  0/10

Accommodations

Yaya Towers and Hotel

Trip instructors

Itinerary

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Day 1
06/18/2020

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 and Hotel
  • Free play at hotel tennis courts for those with an early arrival
  • Welcome dinner at local Nairobi restaurant
Day 2
06/19/2020

PICKLEBALL TRIPS CLINIC, ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE

  • Breakfast at Yaya Towers & Hotel
  • Morning pickleball clinic at hotel courts
  • Lunch at local Nairobi restaurant
  • Drive to elephant orphanage (~0:45 hrs)
  • Dinner at Ethiopian restaurant in Nairobi
Day 3
06/20/2020

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 4
06/21/2020

PICKLEBALL WITH KENYAN PICKLEBALL PLAYERS

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Pickleball at JD Tennis Academy with Kenyan pickleball players, mini tournament and teaching new players
  • Lunch at JD Tennis Academy
  • History of JD Tennis Academy talk by Richard Davies
  • Afternoon rec play
  • Appetizers and drinks at JD Tennis Academy
Day 5
06/22/2020

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
Day 6
06/23/2020

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
06/24/2020

MASAI MARA GAME DRIVES

  • Early morning game drive
  • Brunch at Mara Ashnil Tented Camp
  • Relaxing afternoon in camp
  • Evening game drive
  • Dinner at Mara Ashnil Tented Camp
Day 8
06/25/2020

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
06/26/2020

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
06/27/2020

PICKLEBALL IN NAIROBI

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Free morning with optional pickleball, afternoon rec play with Kenyan pickleball players at JD Tennis Academy
  • Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant
Day 11
06/28/2020

DEPARTURE

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

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:

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