Magical Kenya/Tanzania

 
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your accommodation in Nairobi for check in, dinner and overnight stay. 

If exploring is your aim, a range of shopping experiences include luxury malls and Maasai open air markets, or for a real taste of Africa, visit nearby Nairobi National Park.

 

Day 2: Nairobi to Samburu

After breakfast drive north to 'Born Free' country, where Joy and George Adamson raised Elsa the lion cub in the wild. Beautiful Shaba, Buffalo Springs and Samburu National Reserves comprise the area known as 'Samburu'. Arrive in time for lunch at your accommodation in the midst of this beautiful but harshly arid landscape.

Spend the afternoon discovering the unique wildlife of the reserve, which is famous for its elephants and lions. Return to your accommodation in time to relax before dinner. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 6 hours

 
Day 3: Samburu National Reserve

Spend all day on safari in the reserve. Irrigated by the river, which is home to  numerous hippo  and  crocodiles, Samburu offers  sanctuary  to  large  herds  of  elephant,  healthy numbers  of  lion, leopard, cheetah, plentiful plains game, reticulated giraffe, rare Beisa's Oryx, kudu and gerenuk. It is also one of the few reserves in which you can see the Grevy’s zebra (rather than the more common Burchell's zebra found elsewhere) and the critically endangered wild dog. Offering 100 species of birds, the reserve is also home to the rare blue­shanked Somali ostrich.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Amboseli to Lake Manyara

 

After breakfast, drive to Namanga a border between Kenya and Tanzania. Upon completion of border formalities, you will change vehicles and driver-guides and proceed with the drive to Arusha for lunch. After lunch, drive to the beautiful Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake that shimmers in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive. 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: 5 1/2 hours

 

Day 5: Manyara to Serengeti

 

Early morning breakfast, drive through Ngorongoro Conservation Area and cross into neighboring Serengeti National Park. You will make stops at the park authority gates for admission. After picnic lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive. Later, drive to your accommodation in time to check 

in, relax and enjoy a classic safari supper.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 1 hour

 

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

 

After breakfast, enjoy a full day’s game driving (picnic lunch will be taken in true safari-style ‘in the bush’) in the vast and sensational Serengeti, which covers 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah. 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 7: Serengeti to Ngorongoro

 

After and early breakfast, 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 and one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometres wide, 610-760 metres deep and covering a total area of 264 sq km).

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

Approximate driving time: 1 1/2 hours

 

Day 8: Ngorongoro to Mombasa

 

After breakfast, drive to Arusha and onward transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight to Nairobi where you will catch your next flight to Mombasa. Upon arrival in Mombasa you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Days 9-11: Diani Beach

 

Theses days are spent at leisure and relaxation. Several optional water sport activities and numerous excursions are available at an extra expense. 

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 12: Depart Mombasa

 

After breakfast, check out of your rooms and transfer to Mombasa Airport for your flight back to Nairobi. Upon arrival at the airport in Nairobi, you will connect on your onward departure flight home.

Included meals: Breakfast

 

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary

  • Transportation in chauffeur-driven safari vehicles with pop-up roof for ease of game viewing & photography

  • Services of a professional English speaking driver-guide

  • All game viewing drives as indicated on the program

  • Mineral water in the safari vehicle

  • All park entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary

  • All Government taxes and levies

  • All meet and greet services

  • All arrival and departure transfers

  • 24 hours stand-by contact number

  • On safari accessories in each vehicle: - First-aid kit, wildlife books, a pair of binoculars, cool box and fire extinguisher

  • One way airfare from Kilamanjaro to Nairobi

  • Return flights between Nairobi to Mombasa

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Insurance

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

  • Tips and gratuities to accommodation staff and driver- guide(s). Budget approx. $2-4 per person per day for accommodation staff, $1 per bag for porters and $5-10 per person per day for driver-guides

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 

  • International flight and departure taxes.

  • Laundry services.

  • Any other item(s) not included in our itinerary

  • Visa fees (US$ 50.00 for Kenya and US$ 50.00 for Tanzania for most nationalities)

  • Extra meals in Nairobi

  • Entrance fees to any places that you might visit while in Nairobi

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