Kenya 2024

MELANIN VOYAGE IS HEADING TO Kenya!

DATES: JULY 2-10, 2024

Experience the distinct and elevated beauty of Kenya with Melanin Voyage, whose culturally rich and soul-affirming journeys are designed to awaken your senses and enhance your soul. Happen upon giraffes as we cruise through wildlife parks and game reserves, enjoy a Masai warrior encounter, and indulge in high-end shopping. Plus, don't miss the small group safaris and game drives that will take you off the beaten path. This will be an experience to remember!

*Passport & Negative COVID-19 Test Required*
EXTREMELY LIMITED REGISTRATION
20 Slots Available For This Experience
TRIP TYPE & ACTIVITY LEVEL:
 
NATURE & WILDLIFE | HIGH-ENERGY | IMMERSIVE

 

Don't miss out on this experience in Kenya with Melanin Voyage!

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NAIROBI

THE
DESTINATIONs

 

NAIROBI

Nairobi, Kenya is the capital, business and cultural hub of East Africa. Its vast potential has attracted several international companies to establish their headquarters in Nairobi. The city is home to universities, colleges, prestigious schools and other educational institutions such as the University of Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta University. The amazing nightlife scene where you find a vibrant, eclectic mix of arts and music-lover’s alike. The colorful streets at night are filled with locals, taking in their favorite musicians, artists and friends. Enjoy authentic eats at local restaurants for one of the best experiences possible. 

MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE 
The Masai Mara National Reserve is located in Southwestern Kenya and borders the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania and is a wildlife haven. The Mara River runs through it and creates the most amazing scenery you have ever seen, with wild animals roaming around.  The park is filled with plains to explore on foot or by car while experiencing its rich wildlife.
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MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
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What's INCLUDED

3 Nights in Nairobi  (4-5-Star Hotel)

Pride Inn Azure Hotel  (or similar)

The pride inn azure hotel is an elegant luxury, boutique hotel situated in the heart of Kimathi was one of the fastest-developing business centers in Nairobi. The pride inn azure hotel offers its clients unfettered access to all major areas of Kenya with ideal proximity to the international airport, United Nations offices, and world-class hotels.

 

3 Nights in Masai Mara National Park (4-5-Star Lodge)

Mara Keekorok Game Lodge (or similar)

An idyllic location for the ultimate safari experience, Mara Keekorok Game Lodge is situated in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Private Transfer To/From Accommodations Upon Arrival & Ground Transportation

Enjoy a private transfer from the airport or hotel to your accommodations. When you travel with us, we want to make sure you arrive in style. Grund transportation during this experience is also included.

Economy Class Flight (Air & Land Only)

An economy-class flight from JFK to Kenya is included in air & land options.

VIP Travel Concierge

From airport transfers to hands-on service at your destination, a travel concierge is there to assist every step of the way.

MASAI MARA GAME DRIVES

Game drives are the primary reason to visit Kenya, and this is the best time of year to experience them. You can expect to see lions and cubs resting in the shade, cheetahs chasing gazelles, and elephants wandering past your window.

DINNER IN THE BUSH 

Have a luxury dinner in Kenya, a country famous for its wildlife. Have dinner served on your own private decking overlooking the wildlife-rich Marsai Mara Reserve and let the sounds of the African bush excite your senses as giraffes, elephants and other animals wander only meters away.

A DAY WITH A MASAI WARRIOR

This is the ultimate way to experience Kenya: a day in the life of a Masai warrior and his family.

Private Luxury Welcome Dinner 

Bond with your newly-found travel fam for the first time during our private dinner. Feast on a specially curated menu to get the experience started right! 

All Meals Included

With all the activities included, we will be making your experience even better with curated menus that will excite the senses. 

Photography Package (Images Delivered Daily)

If you didn’t take a picture it didn’t happen, right? Our lead photographer will be there every step of the way to capture the moments during your experience so you don't have to! Images will be delivered daily via our online secure photo-sharing platform so that you can make your family and friends jelly back home with your fire vacation pics! Don't spend your time holding up a camera when we have a professional there to capture your once-in-a-lifetime experience for you. 

 

Melanin Voyage Travel Box

Every experience receives a travel box in the mail with goodies from us. This box is going to get you super excited to be heading to Kenya with us. This experience is one of a kind. Think ULTRA EXCLUSIVE merch! 

Dedicated Private Group Chat 

Get to know your future travel fam prior to your trip with a private group chat with all the attendees participating in the experience. Make plans, coordinate outings, and more in the chat.​

What's NOT INCLUDED

International Flights To/From NBO
(AIRPORT CODE:  Jomo Kenyatta International Airport)

International flights are not included in this experience if you select the land-only option. ​If you need assistance with booking a flight to and from Bali, please email booking@mvexperiences.com. The best airport to depart from will be JFK. Secure your flights today by using Airfordable and pay for your flight over time. Receive $25 off your next booking here.

Travel Insurance 
Travel insurance is not included in your investment. You may purchase travel insurance for an additional fee (on your own accord), which will cover unforeseen cancellations, delays, death and dismemberment, loss of luggage, personal liability, and medical costs.

Anything Not Mentioned Above

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ITINERARY

DAY 1.

Departure

DEPARTURE: JFK

The day you've been waiting for is finally here! We're heading to Kenya! Our team will be departing from JFK (John F Kennedy International Airport). An experience coordinator will meet you at our gate if you select Air & Land (You can choose to depart from your desired departure airport). Once you arrive at NBO (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport), we will have a VIP transfer awaiting you to take you to the first resort of our stay in Nairobi, Kenya. 

*Travel To Kenya Will Me A Minimum Of 14 Hours, But Could Be More Depending On Flight Schedules & Availability*

DAY 2.

Masai Mara

MORNING: MASAI MARA 

EVENING: AT LEISURE

It's our first full day in Kenya! After breakfast, check out of your hotel and begin the drive to Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy a game drive through the reserve, with your expert guide providing insight into the flora and fauna found here after we've checked into our next lodge. This beautiful reserve will offer you a glimpse into a world that has only recently become extinct elsewhere. Return to your lodge in time for dinner, with many stories to tell from this special experience.

DAY 3.

Masai Mara

MORNING/AFTERNOON: GAME DRIVE

EVENING: AT LEISURE

Kenya is a land of promise, with unrivaled natural beauty and adventure. You will enjoy a morning game drive and you will have a late breakfast. Then depart for another adventure-filled afternoon game drive on foot or by vehicle. Take in the sights of some animals and birds as they romp around freely in their natural habitat before returning to your lodging for dinner at the lodge

DAY 4.

Relax

AT LEISURE

Enjoy a day of rest at the lodge. Take this time to recoup from this amazing experience. We would suggest enjoying your meal by nature with a Bush Dinner option, where you will eat the most delicious food as you take in the wilderness of Masaai Mara.

DAY 5.

Nairobi

MORNING: CHECK-OUT
AFTERNOON & EVENING: AT LEISURE

After breakfast, check out of your lodge and drive to Nairobi. Upon arrival to Nairobi, you will be transferred to your hotel for the remainder of the day where you can relax or explore.

DAY 6.

Connection

MORNING/AFTERNOON: MASAI VILLAGE
EVENING: AT LEISURE

 

This is the ultimate way to experience Kenya: a day in the life of a Masai warrior and his family. Visit the cattle market, learn how to milk goats, weave necklaces and wristbands, and more. This tour provides a truly authentic look at one of Africa's most unique tribes

DAY 7.

Departure

 

DEPARTURE TO NBO

All great things must come to an end. Unfortunately, today is our last day in the motherland. But, you'll always know that you can join your travel family again on the next MV experience.

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EXPERIENCE INVESTMENT

Payments

During registration, payment dates will be listed on the check-out page. All payments will be on autopay and will withdraw from your account on the listed days on your checkout page.

Installment Options

12 PAYMENTS/MONTHLY OR 24 PAYMENTS/BI-WEEKLY

We have single & double occupancy options for this experience.

AIR & LAND

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

 

DEPOSIT: $199 per person

 

About This Option: 

 A double occupancy room means that you will share a room with another person of the same gender. This can be done in a twin or double bed format (or a king/queen-sized bed if you are a couple). The other amenities are similar, including food and drink availability, a private bathroom, and a daily cleaning service.

 

This option includes an ECONOMY FLIGHT to and from the designated departure airport with an option to upgrade after booking.

Are you traveling solo? Choose this option to be paired with another solo traveler for the experience and pay a double occupancy rate!

INVESTMENT PRICING PER PERSON:

DOUBLE Occupancy

$4,559.00 per person

PAYMENTS:

Dates will be listed during registration.

LAND-ONLY

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

 

DEPOSIT: $199 per person

 

About This Option: 

 A double occupancy room means that you will share a room with another person of the same gender. This can be done in a twin or double bed format (or a king/queen-sized bed if you are a couple). The other amenities are similar, including food and drink availability, a private bathroom, and a daily cleaning service. 

Are you traveling solo? Choose this option to be paired with another solo traveler for the experience and pay a double occupancy rate!

INVESTMENT PRICING PER PERSON:

DOUBLE Occupancy

$3339.00 per person

PAYMENTS:

Dates will be listed during registration.

AIR & LAND

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

 

DEPOSIT: $199 per person

 

About This Option: 

 A single occupancy room means that you will have a private room that is restricted to only one person. You will enjoy the comfort of having your own space to stretch out in, or to have some privacy.

 

This option includes an ECONOMY FLIGHT to and from the designated departure airport with an option to upgrade after booking.

 

INVESTMENT PRICING PER PERSON:

SINGLE Occupancy

$5,190.00 per person

PAYMENTS:

Dates will be listed during registration.

LAND-ONLY

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

 

DEPOSIT: $199 per person

 

About This Option: 

 A single occupancy room means that you will have a private room that is restricted to only one person. You will enjoy the comfort of having your own space to stretch out in, or to have some privacy.

INVESTMENT PRICING PER PERSON:

SINGLE Occupancy

$4080.00 per person

PAYMENTS:

Dates will be listed during registration.

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ROOMMATE MATCH PROGRAM

So, you're ready to travel the world but you don't have anyone to do it with? 

 

Here at Melanin Voyage, we understand that traveling solo can be a little unnerving! We have the perfect anecdote! Register for a double occupancy option and we will pair you with the perfect room companion! We will release a survey prior to departure to get a feel for the personalities and needs of our attendees and match you with the best match possible! This has been tried and proven that you will leave with a forever friend! Don’t hesitate and register today!

 
How many times have we decided to plan a trip and the following happens: 

A. You plan the trip, your friends agree, and then BAIL on you at the last minute
B. You want to travel the world,  but you don't have anyone to do it with
C. You have the time off, but none of your family or friends can match your travel lifestyle.

Our Roommate Matching Program is just the thing you need to make the following issues a thing of the past. Here at Melanin Voyage, we believe that EVERYONE should have the opportunity to travel the world, even if they do not have someone to travel with.

 

After you register, head over to THIS PAGE to submit your roommate match request! It's that easy!

DON'T WAIT TO REGISTER! SPOTS GO FAST!
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NEXT STEPS

Secure Your Experience & Your Investment

Travel insurance is still HIGHLY RECOMMENDED even if you obtain purchase protection for an additional fee. If you are participating in our roommate matching program, please complete our roommate matching request here.  

 

If the date has passed, your deposit or payments may fluctuate to catch up with the payment cycle and may DIFFER from the investment pricing listed above.
Our Referral Program
We officially have a new referral program! For every person you refer to register for an experience, you can/will receive $100.00 off your experience investment!
Check out the details of our new program HERE.

 

ALL INDIVIDUALS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY! 

 

Payments and due dates are as listed during checkout. All payments will be on autopay and will automatically withdraw on the dates listed during checkout. A travel disclosure and photography release are REQUIRED to be signed to proceed with registration for your experience. If the experience is not open for registration, we have either hit capacity or late registration has closed. To proceed with the registration, click the “register” button below and it will take you to our registration portal. Please read our FAQ for registration HERE if you have any questions or email us!

READY TO hit NA WITH THE CREW?