Kenya & Tanzania Highlights

From US$6545

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by an OTA representative who will assist with the transfer to your accomodation.

 

Day 2: Nairobi to Maasai Mara

 

Travel to the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve and the setting for much of the film Out of Africa. It is classic savannah grasslands, where animals are plentiful and the vistas spectacular. Here Maasai tend their cattle in concert with free roaming wildlife – all sharing the same land with minimal conflicts. You will have many wildlife-viewing opportunities in the Maasai Mara Reserve, which is inhabited by many of Africa's most popular wild animals, including lion, cheetah, elephant, leopard, black rhino and hippo. There are over 500 resident species of birds in the park including ostrich, larks and sunbirds as well as the lovely Lilac-breasted Roller.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 5 1/2 hours

 

Day 3: Maasai Mara

 

The area is famous for rolling grassland and for the Mara River, which runs through the reserve from north to south. The reserve covers an area of 700 square miles and forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem, hosting the world-famous spectacle of the annual migration of up to two million wildebeest, thousands of zebra and an escort of carnivores as they follow the rains and succulent new grass. A costly trek as many of the lame, laggard and sick will fall prey to ravenous packs of predators and many more will die crossing the swirling flood waters of the Mara River. 

Optional activities (at additional cost) include a balloon safari for an exhilarating experience over the savannah as the early sun rises and the animals are more active. Or, you can visit a Maasai Village to see how this nomadic tribe has existed through the millennia in harmony with nature. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Maasai Mara to Lake Nakuru

 

After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru which is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and home to a shifting population of over one million flamingos. The accommodation is situated within the Lake Nakuru National Park and is surrounded by natural flora and fauna. Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenya's first and largest rhino sanctuary where sightings of both black and white rhino are almost guaranteed and where you have a higher than average chance of spotting a leopard. Other wildlife includes; lion, hippo, the rare Rothschild's giraffe, Colobus monkey, numerous plains game and 450 species of birds. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 6 1/2 hours

 

Day 5: Lake Nakuru to Amboseli

 

Depart to Amboseli National Park, located at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rises above a saucer of clouds and dominates every aspect of Amboseli. This park covers only 150 square miles but, despite its small size and fragile ecosystem, it supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). As the sun sets, you will arrive at your accommodation for dinner and overnight. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 7 1/2 hours

 

Day 6: Amboseli National Park

 

This morning, enjoy a game drive. Amboseli is best known for views of spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at some 19,341 feet. The park affords you the best opportunity to get close to the mighty elephant. You might also spot Cape buffalo, zebra, wild dog, and others. During the heat of the day, relax at your lodge. You will have a game drive in the afternoon. All meals and overnight at the accommodation. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7: Amboseli to Ngorongoro

 

After breakfast, drive towards Namanga to cross the border into Tanzania. Continue to Arusha town arriving for lunch. After lunch in Arusha, drive to the famous Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA), which features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and dormant volcanoes. Journey up the side of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, which is one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometers wide, 610-760 metres deep and covering a total area of 264 sq km) and arrive at the Lodge in time for ‘sundowner’ cocktails and one of the finest views in the world.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 7 hours

 

Day 8: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

 

After breakfast, descend into the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Enclosed within its towering walls are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife. Here too are all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as a large cast of plains game and one of Africa’s densest populations of predators. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before climbing back up to your accommodation in time for relaxation before dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9: Ngorongoro to Serengeti

 

After breakfast, leave the NCCA and cross into neighbouring Serengeti National Park, stopping en route at Ol Duvai Gorge. Known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’, this is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Pioneered by famous paleontologists Louis and Mary Leakey in the 1950s it offers a glimpse into life two million years ago. Arrive at your accommodation in time to relax and enjoy a safari supper. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 1 1/2 hours

 

Day 10: Serengeti National Park

 

After breakfast, enjoy a full day’s game driving (meals taken in true safari style ‘in the bush’) in the vast and sensational Serengeti, which covers 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah. The venue for ‘the greatest wildlife show on Earth’ (the annual migration of over one million wildebeest), the park is also renowned for its lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and plains game. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11: Serengeti to Lake Manyara

 

After breakfast, drive to beautiful Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake that shimmers in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley. A small but uniquely diverse national park, Manyara is home to the world-famous tree-climbing lions, thousands of flamingoes and nearly 500 species of birds. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 1 hour

 

Day 12: Lake Manyara to Arusha

 

Drive to Arusha town for lunch. Following lunch, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Approximate driving time: 4 hours

Prices vary according to season; please tell us when you plan on travelling for a more accurate quote.

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation & meals as stipulated in the itinerary

  • Transportation on safari will be in a safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography

  • Services of a professional driver-guide

  • All transfers

  • All park fees

  • All Government taxes and levies

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills, laundry services, etc.

  • Gratuities and tips to accommodation staff and drive-guides

  • International flight/s, departure taxes and other taxes

  • Visa fees; visas are available on arrival at all entry point/s

 

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Partners' combined experience of 17 years

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