Day 01: Arrive Nairobi (KENYA)
Karibu! We are warmly received in Africa’s most well known capital – Nairobi. The Kiswahili language here is often easily understood as many people mix in English words. In fact in Kenya more people speak English than in any other African country.
Overnight: Pan Africa Hotel (1 night)
Day 02: Nairobi/Lake Nakuru (165 Kms)
We start with an interesting countryside drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, best known for its pink flamingos and home to many animals including waterbuck, leopards, Rothschild giraffe and the white rhinos. In the afternoon we head out for the first of the many exciting game drives in our East African Safari.
Overnight: Lake Nakuru, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge/Flaming Tented Camp (1 night) (B, L, D)
Day 03: Lake Nakuru/Masai Mara (310 Kms)
After breakfast we traverse the Great Rift Valley and ascend to its western rim into the Maasai land. Red-clad Maasai warriors tend their herds of cattle among the wildlife, admirably unmoved by the presence of large predators. Here we also find the Masaai giraffe. After lunch at our lodge, we embark on one of the most exciting game drive Africa has to offer.
Overnight: Mara Simba Lodge/Mara Serena Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)
Day 04: Masai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Masai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The “big five” – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino are quite common. Today we may opt for an early morning optional balloon excursion to experience a birds-eye view of the vast Mara. (B, L, D)
Day 05: Masai Mara/Serengeti (TANZANIA) (275 Kms)
Today we depart for Tanzania, home to the best game in the world. We cross the Isebania Border to Tanzania – also the home of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Game Parks as well as the spice island of Zanzibar. Our destination is Serengeti which literally means “endless plains”.
Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge/Sopa Lodge/Seronera Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)
Day 06: Serengeti
We begin our Tanzanian adventure at the world famous wildlife sanctuary – the Serengeti National Park which at 14,763 sq km is the second largest National Park in Tanzania. Summed up as ‘one of the most unique areas in the world’,Serengeti contains the largest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa on a scale, which has no parallel anywhere in the world. The abundance of herbivores includes wildebeest, Zebra, Gazelle, Topi, Buffalo, and Hartebeest, to name only a few. Serengeti is also famous for predators e.g. Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Hyena and contains a wide variety of around 500 bird species. (B, L, D)
Day 07: Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater (145 Kms)
Another day game drive in Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. We explore various areas like Moro kopjes and Gol kopjes. The extensive grasslands are interspersed with Kopjes rocky outcrops like islands in the flat plain, each with their own wildlife communities. Discover the Seronera River which flows through the park, providing habitats for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. Afternoon we proceed to Nabi Hill gate where you enjoy our picnic lunch before proceeding to the Malanja depression entering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge / Farm House (1 night) (B, L, D)
Day 08: Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manyara (60 Kms)
We descend the famous Ngorongoro Crater for a day of superb game viewing. The Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s most magnificent wildlife arenas, is approximately 19 km/12 miles across and its prairies are a haven for an estimated 30,000 large mammals, including lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant, Hyena, Hippo, Wildebeest, Baboon, Gazelle and the endangered black Rhino. At a depth of 610 meters/2,000 feet, this crater, created by the collapse of an extinct volcano, contains a “Lost World” of wildlife. It is our exciting crater safari today before we drive to Lake Manyara in the later afternoon.
Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/Kirurumu Tented Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)
Day 09: Lake Manyara
After breakfast we drive down to Lake Manyara National Park, which is one of the finest parks in Tanzania. You will enjoy your game drive followed by lunch. After lunch we will visit the village of Mto Wa Mbu and The Great Rift Valley and then proceed to our unique safari lodge which offers a spectacular view of Lake Manyara National Park. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Amboseli (KENYA) (205 Kms)
After our Northern Tanzania game experience, we take another scenic drive crossing the beautiful Great Rift Valley to the colorful villages of Mto wa Mbu and Makuyuni. At Arusha, which is the exact center between Cape Town and Cairo, we stop for lunch. We then cross the Namanga border between Tanzania and Kenya and then drive to the Amboseli National Park which is situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro (5922 meters/19,430 ft). Amboseli is also famous for its vast herds of elephants and stunning views of Kilimanjaro. We take the opportunity of another game drive before checking into our lodge for the night.
Overnight: Amboseli Serena Lodge/Oltukai Lodge (2 nights) (B, L, D)
Day 11: Amboseli
After breakfast drive into Amboseli. Be sure to have your camera ready. Lunch at the lodge and afternoon game drive en route to your lodge in search of Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo and many more. (B, L, D)
Day 12: Amboseli/Nairobi/Departure (220 Kms)
After breakfast at our lodge, we again take on the wildlife against the backdrop of the highest peak in Africa. With lunch at the lodge, we bid farewell as we drive to Nairobi airport for your departure flight. For optional extension to Zanzibar, Mombasa, Lamu or joining our gorilla safaris, please ask for details.. (B, L)
|Dates to join for 2014
Feb 15, Mar 01 & 15, Apr 05 & 19, May 03, 17 & 31, Jun 14 & 28,
Jul 12 & 26, Aug 09 & 23, Sep 06 & 20, Oct 04 & 18, Nov 01,15 & 29, Dec 06, & 22
Special: 3 person sharing one room discount of $150 per person.
|As the group increase from 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 a discount will be given as follows 200, 250, 300, 350, 400 respectively|
|Tour Price Includes
This tour operates on a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 participants
If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customized itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.