Kenya Tanzania safari with Lake Victoria visit on your way from Serengeti park driving towards Kenya’s Maasai mara park
DAY 01: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International KIA Airport & overnight at EKA HOTEL – NAIROBI
Upon arrival in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International. You will be met by our representative and later transfer to your town hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight at a Nairobi hotel a need rest before safari departure the next day.
EKA HOTEL or SAROVA PANAFRIC on Bed and Break fast basis
DAY 02: Depart for TSAVO WEST PARK (Approx.4.5 Hrs)
We shall pick you up after breakfast at 07.30 Hrs at your Nairobi Hotel and immediately depart for Tsavo West park. Visit Mzima springs Arrival at your lodge in time for lunch. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive at your convenience. Dinner and overnight at KILAGUNI SERENA LODGE or SEVERIN SAFARI CAMP. (FB)
DAY 03: Full day AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Early morning game drive then drive to Amboseli National Park, famous for its large herds of elephant and for Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa With a bit of luck and clear weather, the snow capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen in the morning & late afternoon hours. Lunch and afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE or OLTUKAI LODGE (FB)
DAY 04: Depart for LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK via Arusha (Approx. 5.5 Hrs drive)
After an early breakfast we depart for the Kenya/Tanzania border, Namanga, your Kenyan guide will hand over to our Tanzanian company, after clearing immigration formalities you shall proceed to Arusha town with your Tanzanian guide. After abt 2hrs arrive at Shangaa River, where you will enjoy a hot buffet lunch with African theme, the Shangaa River House is a beautiful restaurant that also has a recycling glass workshop where you will get a chance to see some amazing and unique work done by handicap people who actually make a living by creating beautiful glass items like beads, decorations, wine glasses and much more.
After a well deserved lunch we depart for Lake Manyara National, you will arrive the lodge later afternoon, rest of the day at leisure as you unwind. The lodge is over-looking the Lake Manyara well known for its tree climbing lions. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE or Similar. (FB)
DAY 05: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK & NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA (Approx. 1.5 Hr drive)
After an early breakfast enjoy the early morning game drive at the Lake Manyara National park, with picnic lunch. Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience. From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.
Later after lunch depart and proceed to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will arrive your lodge late afternoon. Rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE – FB
DAY 06: Full day in NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA with Crater tour
After early breakfast descend and depart for half day crater tour with picnic lunch and enjoy game drives at the crater floor. This protected area is located in the Great Rift Valley and is also known as the eighth wonder of the world. The Crater actually is a gigantic fracture of the earth’s crust. The magnificent landscape consists of volcanoes, mountains, plains, lakes, forests and archaeological sites. At 1600 meters altitude the bottom of the Crater (265 km square), dotted with watering holes, offers shelter to almost 30.000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. The Crater elephants are strangely, mainly bulls.
After a day well spent you return to the lodge to enjoy a well deserved sundowner over-looking the crater from your lodge. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE. (FB)
DAY 07: Depart for SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – Northern Serengeti (Approx. 4.5 Hrs drive)
After an early breakfast we depart for the Famous Serengeti National Park, enjoy game drive en-route, picnic lunch en-route to Serengeti. Afternoon game drive at your convenience. Dinner and overnight at SERENGETI SERENA LODGE or similar. (FB)
DAYS 08 & 09: Full day in SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – Northern Serengeti
Full days in Serengeti with unlimited game drives at all times in the Park, you can either opt for a full day with packed breakfast or lunch if you like. You could also enjoy just a morning and afternoon game drive if you prefer or simply go out for a longer morning game drive or even a full day game drive. Meals and overnight at SERENGETI SEREN LODGE or similar. (FB)
Serengeti is one of the most unique wilderness areas of the world, fantastic in its natural beauty and unequalled in its scientific value. This park is a vast expanse of land with a large concentration of plains animals. It also contains a wide variety of bird-life inhabiting a diversity of habitat and vegetation. One of the most unique remarkable scenes is the annual migration of wildebeest, zebras, giraffe, gazelle, buffalo and other plains animals.
DAY 10: Depart for SPEKE BAY (approx. 4 Hrs drive)
After breakfast, depart for Lake Victoria to arrive at Speke Bay Lodge in time for lunch. (This night stop-over is to shorten the driving distance between the Serengeti and Maasai Mara Game Reserve). Afternoon at leisure to enjoy excursions such as bird walks along the lake / canoeing at an additional cost. Dinner and overnight at SPEKE BAY LODGE. (FB)
DAY 11: Depart for MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE (Approx.4.5 Hrs)
After breakfast, depart Lake Victoria driving eastwards towards the Kenya – Tanzania border. On arrival at Isebania border post, you will be assisted by your driver guide through the border crossing process and thereafter proceed on to your luxurious camp for lunch. Game drive en-route. Dinner and overnight at KILIMA CAMP or similar. (FB)
The mighty Mara remains one of Kenya’s best loved reserves harboring miles of wide savannah, rolling hills and riverine forest with huge grazing herds, bountiful birdlife and Africa’s largest population of lions.
The Mara is more than just the most popular wildlife park in the country; in many cases it is the reason why people come to visit Kenya. This is a classic African savannah, and the sheer density of wildlife is amazing. The Mara is in the northern extension of the Serengeti plains. Watered by the Mara River and its tributary the Talek, the park here compromises 1510 sq kilometers of open grassland tucked away in the south west corner of the country. In the Mara you will see an astonishing amount of wild life, of the big cats, lions are found in large prides everywhere and it is not uncommon to see them hunting. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but are still fairly common. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in large numbers.
DAYS 12 & 13: Full day in MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Enjoy extensive game drives in the reserve with vehicle & guide at your disposal throughout the day. You may start before sun rise and end at sun set. We request that park rules / opening times are respected though. You may take packed meals with you out into the bush, such as lunch. All other meals provided at the camp. Get the chance to witness the annual great wildebeest migration which takes place from end of June to end of October!! Meals and overnight at BASECAMP OR KILIMA CAMP or similar. (FB)
DAY 14: Depart for LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK (Approx.5.5 Hrs drive)
Depart after breakfast with a game drive en-route for Lake Nakuru National Park to arrive at your camp in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive at your convenience. Spend a wonderful and unforgettable afternoon in this wildlife rich paradise. Numerous game drives will ensure that your day is action packed. Visit the Makalia waterfalls & enjoy a beautiful view of the park from Baboon Cliff. There are excellent opportunities to photograph the „pink lake”(usually hundreds of thousands of flamingoes) as well as spotting the endangered White and Black Rhino. With a bit of luck you may encounter the elusive leopard. Dinner and overnight at FLAMINGO HILL CAMP. (FB)
DAY 15: Full day in LAKE NAIVASHA
After this long safari you will need a day to wind down and relax on the shores of Lake Naivasha. You can take a walk on crescent island. All meals and overnight at LAKE NAIVASHA SOPA LODGE. (FB)
DAY 16: Drive back to NAIROBI & outbound departure
Early morning game drive and breakfast. Freshen up and check-out of the camp. Enjoy another game drive exiting the park at approx. 12.00 Hrs. Arrival in Nairobi later in the afternoon for shopping IF you wish. Depending on your international flight departure time transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport