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Train Safari

Kenya Train Services, Nairobi and Mombasa Rail Safaris, Train Services in Kenya

Nairobi - Mombasa Mombasa - Nairobi
Days of Travel Mon, Wed, Fri Days of Travel Tues, Thurs, Sun
Nairobi depart 19:00 Mombasa depart 19:00
Makindu arr/dep 23:15 Voi arr/dep 23:20
Mtito Andei arr/dep 01:11 Mtito Andei arr/dep 01:50
Voi arr/dep 04:00 Makindu arr/dep 03:50
Mombasa arrive 08:30 Nairobi arr/dep 08:30

Fares: One Way
First Class: per person Sharing (Adult) Two beds with a toilet and a sink. Price includes Dinner, bed and breakfast 3,990 Kenya Shillings(approximate $60 + 10 for admin charges =USD$70). Child 3-11yrs 3060 Kenya Shillings or $50

Second Class: One Way per person Sharing (Adult) Four beds with a toilet and a sink. Price includes bed and breakfast 2,840 Kenya Shillings (approximate $50 + 10 admin charges = $ 60.
Child 3-11yrs 2720 Kenya Shillings USD$40 

Meals (Dinner /Breakfast) and Beddings are inclusive on first and second class only

Kenya’s wide range of safaris will continue to offer visitors the ultimate combination of history, culture, wildlife and adventure. For train travelers, the line between Nairobi Mombasa is one of the most famous tracks on earth- a great railway journey comparable to Europe’s Orient Express, Australia’s Ghan Train, or India’s Raj era Palace on Wheels.

The building of the great Uganda railway at the dawn of the 20th century was regarded as folly by many people- a desperate attempt by the British to gain control of East Africa and the Suez canal. To try and construct a railway line 900 miles into high altitude wilderness and beyond into the great unexplored interior seemed insane. It was this dissension that led to the project being dubbed the “Lunatic Line”.

The four year construction project became a popular adventure story- a battle against time, the elements and nature itself. Local chiefs in the Tsavo area had long ago prophesized that a great iron snake would one day emerge from the coast to invade their land. When their predictions came true, the construction was faced with a foe that rose from local folklore and became an enduring legend. Two massive lionesses possessed of seemingly supernatural powers and cunning began to predate on the rail workers- mostly Indian labourers. During a year of terror they halted work on the line and are believed to have killed more than a hundred people. Colonel James Patterson, an Engineer working on the Tsavo bridge finally managed to shoot both lions, and his book The Man-eaters of Tsavo became a major bestseller.

The line finally reached Port Florence, on the shores of Lake Victoria on December 20th 1901. The tiny outpost of Nairobi at first known only as Mile 329, where the workers had stopped to rest- became the new Nation’s capital, and the “Lunatic Line” became the gateway through which the world’s adventurers arrived to experience Africa’s ultimate safari destination.

The railway became an icon of the golden age of safaris- and anyone who has seen the opening scene’s of the much loved 1985 film of Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa will recall the unforgettable image of a steam train traveling across the vast plains of Tsavo.

The arrival of diesel engines brought about an end of Kenya’s steam safaris, and the Mount Gelai engine left active service in 1979, spending her days in Nairobi’s excellent railway museum. But now she has returned to the rails, and by doing so, brought the past back to life.

As the train cleared the Nairobi suburbs, it was soon steaming its way across green savannah, with herds of eland zebra and buffalo grazing beneath the distant Ngong Hills.

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1. Payment Terms

’The booking’ refers to part or all of the travel arrangements for transportation, accommodation, flights, sightseeing excursions, meals, entertainment and other linked services made on behalf of the client, some of which may be subcontracted from other independent suppliers. A binding contract between you, the client and Nitarudi Afrika Safaris comes into existence when we receive your booking request and a deposit payment for the booking.

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The balance is payable 60 days before the date of the first service by Nitarudi Afrika Safaris. Should the client fail to remit payments in line with these set time frames, Nitarudi Afrika Safaris reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled and thereby apply any resultant penalties.

2. Cancellations by Client

Cancellations of part or all of a booking must be received by Nitarudi Afrika Safaris in writing at least 61 days before the service date. Cancellations received less than 61 days before the service date will incur the following penalties:

  • Between 90 and 61 days - 10% of the total booking value
  • Between 60 and 35 days - 25% of the total booking value
  • Between 34 and 25 days - 35% of the total booking value
  • Between 24 and 14 days - 50% of the total booking value
  • Between 13 and 0 days - 100% booking value

All guests are strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance covering them for luggage, personal effects, personal accident, medical and emergency travel expenses, cancellation and curtailment of travel arrangements because bookings will be subject to cancellation penalties as detailed above.

3. Cancellations or Changes by Nitarudi Afrika Safaris

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Note: Nitarudi Afrika Safaris is committed to maintaining a close and mutually beneficial relationship with all its clients. We realize that the satisfaction of our clients is our greatest asset. Our morals therefore are guided by a high level of professionalism, honesty and Integrity.

From the time you send us your first enquiry, you will be served by a dedicated consultant till the time you return home. Your travel arrangements will be reviewed every so often in order to eliminate chances of errors and omissions.

In the unlikely event that Nitarudi Afrika Safaris has to cancel, amend or curtail your travel arrangements due to our negligence, our failure to exercise care in making the arrangements for you and /or breach of our contractual agreement, we will take liability.

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Nitarudi Afrika Safaris acts as a booking agent for hotels, airlines, ground transporters, boat operators, hot air balloon companies and other independent contractors providing accommodations, transportation, and other services that Nitarudi Afrika Safaris subcontracts on behalf of its clients. Each of these companies is an independent company and is not subject to the control of Nitarudi Afrika Safaris.

Nitarudi Afrika Safaris therefore will not be liable for any personal injury, property damage or loss which may occur as a result of using such subcontracted services however, Nitarudi Afrika Safaris will always endeavour to contract services of companies which in Nitarudi Afrika Safaris discretion, deliver the contracted services in the appropriate quality while adhering to the laws of the land.

In the event that any supplier is unable to provide contracted services for whatever reason, Nitarudi Afrika Safaris will endeavor to offer you alternative arrangements of similar classification whenever possible. Should you not be willing to take the alternative arrangements offered by Nitarudi Afrika Safaris, any refunds to which you may be entitled will be subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant supplier. You may not delegate convey or assign your rights duties and obligations entered with Nitarudi Afrika Safaris

5. Force Majeure

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In these circumstances, we shall not be liable to pay any compensation or otherwise be responsible for any expenses or losses the client may incur where we are forced as a result to cancel, delay, curtail or change the clients’ arrangements in any way or where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected.

Nitarudi Afrika Safaris also reserves the right to accept or decline any traveler on any trip, before or during the trip should such person's mental or physical condition impede the operation of the service or the rights, welfare or enjoyment of other travelers. In this case a refund of the unused land services is the limit of Nitarudi Afrika Safaris liability to the traveler removed.

We also reserve the right to alter or modify the itinerary of any tour or relocate accommodation if schedules, security matters and/or events beyond our control make such explained above.

6. Travel Documents

It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that their passport, visa, health certificates, inoculations, or other documentation required for the trip are obtained, valid and that are all in order. Should Nitarudi Afrika Safaris incur any costs as a result of failure by the client to fulfill this responsibility, such costs shall be recovered from the client.
Malaria is endemic in some parts of Africa and precautions must be taken. It is recommended you visit your primary physician or local travel clinic to review any medications or recommended inoculations. Be sure to carry your inoculation certificate with you as proof of inoculations. If you are concerned about taking any medications, check with your physician before you book your trip.

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The client must either directly or through their travel agent, advise Nitarudi Afrika Safaris in writing of any special requests or important information about themselves such as diet, physical disability and any need for special treatment or handling at the time of booking.

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We will endevour to resolve any complaints to your satisfaction and within reasonable time. In the unlikely event of you remaining dissatisfied please write to us setting out your complaint in detail within seven days of the end of the travel arrangements. Any complain arising after the stipulated period will have been overtaken by events.

A binding contract between you and Nitarudi Afrika Safaris only comes into being after you have fulfilled any terms applicable for the confirmation of a booking and your reservation has been accepted and a confirmation advise issued to you through e-mail. The date of the contract is the date that appears on the confirmation advise.

Where you have a contract, this contract will be governed by the laws of the country in which the services you require will be rendered and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that country.

Nitarudi Afrika Safaris reserves the right to increase or decrease prices quoted at the site at any time before your booking is made and confirmed.

While all precautions are taken to ensure your safety and enjoyment such services as you may purchase, Nitarudi Afrika Safaris and/or its agents and suppliers shall not be liable for: death, injury, delay, loss or damage arising from any cause and in any manner whatsoever; change of itinerary; acts of terrorism, acts of God or government; neglect, accident, error or omission caused by any of these suppliers or independent contractors, their employees, representatives; or, any event beyond the control of Nitarudi Afrika Safaris.

All baggage is carried at the traveler’s own risk and where applicable Nitarudi Afrika Safaris reserves the right to exclude certain baggage at its discretion.
Nitarudi Afrika Safaris may at any time modify these terms and your use of the services at the website is conditional upon the terms in force at the time of your use.

 

Safari Options

We may customize any of our itineraries to suit you. You are at liberty to reduce or add a number of nights, change a hotel (upgrade/downgrade), add local flights, change a given routing, proceed to Kenya etc. Please contact our expert consultants for your preferred trip plan.

Beach Extensions: Note that you may connect a flight to one of the Indian Ocean Islands of Mombasa, Lamu, Malindi or Zanzibar to unwind by the pristine beach. Please contact our expert consultant for your preferred trip plan.

 

Includes / Excludes

Includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • Ground transport in a custom made tour van with pop up roof for game drive and photography.
  • [a custom made 4x4 safari land cruiser is also available on request]
  • Game drives with a qualified private English speaking driver guide while on safari.
  • Your park entrance fees
  • Drivers and vehicle park entrance fees.
  • Drivers allowance
  • 1 litre of bottled drinking water per person per day
  • Specialised and personalised services

Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional visit to Masai village $50 per prson
  • Optional Masai Mara hot air balloon safari $480
  • International flights.
  • Tips/gratuities.
  • Entry visas and fees.
  • Items of a personal nature and any other not mentioned above.
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