|DEPARTURE TIME||9 a.m|
|Starting Price||$3475 per person sharing|
Day 1:Nairobi and Lake Nakuru
Your day begins with a pick up from the airport or your accommodation in Nairobi, from where you will immediately head out on the highway through the Great African Rift Valley. Mt. Longonot provides the background to the homesteads and villages that dot the way through this ancient and dynamic landscape.
The destination is Lake Nakuru, where you will begin your Kenyan safari. A location for the ornithologists, Lake Nakuru presents you with every shade of pink you imagine as flocks of flamingos feed, display, and dance over the water. More than 400 species of bird feed here throughout the year, as well as plentiful other animals for you to gaze upon in wonder.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha
The day begins early, with breakfast served before departing for Lake Naivasha. Your route through the park affords you a game drive on the way, giving you chance to witness the morning’s routine of animals such as the Rothchild giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, and baboon.
Your arrival at Lake Naivasha coincides with lunch, which will be served at your accommodation, either a lodge or tented camp. The time after is yours, with the chance to take an optional extra boat ride across the Lake.
As evening rolls across the waters and plains, you are invited to take a walk around the lake and see the transition from dusk to evening across the park. Dinner is served at your accommodation, ready for a day of wonder ahead.
Day 3: Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara National Reserve
Breakfast comes before you head out on bicycles through Hells Gate Park, where you can also take a walk through the gorges. The area is world-renowned for its interesting geology, with star rock towers, natural geysers, and geothermal steam rising straight through the land.
Following your exploration of this stunning scenery, your African safari will progress to Masai Mara National Reserve. Lunch will be served, and you’ll head straight out on a game drive through this spectacular park.
Day 4: Full Day in Masai Mara National Reserve
After a hearty breakfast, your will head out with your expert African safari guide for a full day enjoying the splendours this park has to offer. You will see the full day unfold in the Masai Mara, from early morning activity, to midday lazing, and afternoon feeding.
The plains spread forth to the horizon, dotted with acacia trees that offer shade and rest for the cheetahs and leopards you’re here to see. To ensure maximum viewing time, your lunch will be served picnic style, affording you chance to spend as much time as possible surrounded by the dream-like landscape.
Day 5: FFull Day in Masai Mara Game Reserve
Your extensive African safari continues with a second day exploring the savanna of the Masai Mara. Breakfast once again sees you on your way into the park to delve deeper into parts yet unexplored on your safari.
With elephants roaming, buffalo migrating, and lions hunting throughout the park, along with many more animals besides, you are highly likely to see the animals you’ve dreamed of. To keep you immersed in the experience of your Kenyan safari, lunch will once again come in the form of a picnic within the bounds of the park.
Day 6: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Serengeti National Park
Awake before the sun comes up and head out to listen to dawn break over the grasslands of the Masai Mara. The change from night to day is a beauty to behold, as nocturnal animals return to slumber and the animals of the day start out on the day’s adventures.
You’ll return to your lodge for breakfast, and depart through the park which gives you one last game drive on this leg of your Kenyan safari. The next stop is the Isebania border post, where you’ll take lunch before embarking on your safari in Tanzania.
Day 7: Full Day in Serengeti National park
Just the word Serengeti evokes images of endless grasslands, abundant animals, and luscious landscape ripe for exploration. After breakfast at your camp, you’ll head off on your journey of discovery through these stunning plains, exquisitely filled with the wildlife you’d expect from such a place.
If you’re lucky to arrive in the Serengeti between April and October, you will be able to see the largest animal migration on the planet – the movement of the wildebeest and zebra of the Serengeti. Even if your African safari doesn’t coincide with the event, you will still see massive herds of herbivores and packs of their hunters as you make your way through the park.
Lunch comes picnic style, so you can stay in the park without backtracking to camp. As the day cools, animals become more active again and your expert Tanzania safari guide will assist the tracking, spotting, and identification of the animals you’re going to find.
Day 8: Full Day in Serengeti National park
The second full ranging through the Serengeti can have some flexibility. You can choose a schedule that matches the previous day, or ask your guide to take you on a morning game drive, take a rest and have some time to relax in the afternoon, then embark upon an evening-time safari through the park.
An evening safari will give you a different perspective on the Serengeti. After dark there is a different level of activity; the temperature cools, prey become more vulnerable. Your chance to see different animals increases, and you will see a new side to the plains of the Serengeti if you choose this configuration to your day.
Day 9: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
Your morning starts inside the Serengeti and you have the chance to make an optional visit to a Masai village. Here, you will be greeted with a traditional song and dance, and be taken on a tour of the village and get to see inside a traditional home. The Masai people are famed for the relationship with the land and animals of the plains of East Africa. This visit has an additional cost of $20 per person.
To continue your understanding of how humans formed their relationship with Earth, you are invited to take an optional trip to Olduvai Gorge: the cradle of humanity. As you leave the Serengeti to head to the Ngorongoro Crater, you pass this most important of sites to humanity.
In the gorge is the first evidence of modern human with tool making artefacts having been found. You have the chance to visit the archaeological site of Drs. Leakey to get an in-depth understanding of the significance of the site. This visit costs an additional $45 per person.
Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara National park
This morning will consist of breakfast, followed by a game drive through the Ngorongoro Crater which will lead to Lake Manyara. A picnic lunch will be served lakeside in the national park – a perfect introduction for this small park that teems with life.
Adding an element of diversity to your Tanzanian safari, this park is dominated by a more jungle landscape, with tropical trees and less open plains; an interesting contrast to the rest of the parks on your itinerary and a chance to see
Day 11: Lake Manyara to Amboseli National Park
From Arusha you’ll make your way to the Namanga border crossing and be handed over to our Kenyan safari guide who will complete this leg of your trip with you. The next stop is Amboseli, where you will begin to see the outline of the awe-inspiring Mount Kilimanjaro appear as your get close.
Heading to your accommodation, you will have the chance of a brief introduction to the wildlife of Amboseli. Your evening meal will be served at your accommodation before you bed down to ready for the following day’s exploration.
Day 12: Full Day in Amboseli National Park
Breakfast is served to get you ready for your day exploring Amboseli National Park. The plains and grasslands are dominated by the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
The big five of African safari are here and ready for you to photograph, marvel at, and enjoy as you make your way through the park, expertly led by our Kenyan safari guide. An optional extra on this day is offered in the form of a visit to a Masai village. The Masai as known for their relationship with the land and animals of the savanna and will greet you with a traditional song and dance as well as show you their village and homes. This trip has an extra cost of $20 per person.
Day 13: Amboseli – Nairobi
An early morning game drive should give you chance to see the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro before the clouds roll in for the day. You can also experience the dawn call of the savanna and watch the character of the plains change as the sun rises. After you morning expedition, you’ll return to your camp or lodge for breakfast.
Your swansong to your Kenyan and Tanzanian safari will be your journey through the countryside of Kenya as your make your way back to Nairobi. You will be offered a hotel, residence, or airport drop off within the city, at your convenience.