Day 1 : Nairobi – Samburu
Depart from your hotel at 0700 hrs and passing the majestic Mt. Kenya en route to the open savannah of Samburu Game Reserve. Lunch at a Lodge – Afternoon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at Samburu Sop Lodge .
Day 2 : Samburu National Reserve
Spend full day exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered – Dinner and overnight stay at Samburu Sopa Lodge
The highlights of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro river. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries.
Day 3 : Lake Nakuru National park.
Depart the lodge soon after breakfast and proceed to Lake Nakuru National park. Lunch enroute followed by an afternoon game drives as the pick lake. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel
Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake on the edges of Nakuru town and lies a distance of 160 kilometers from Nairobi. The lake is world famous as home to millions of flamingoes. The number of flamingoes depends on the water level which determines the quantity of algae on which the birds feed. Flamingoes are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes whenever the water level is low. The National Park surrounds the lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingoes as well as provide sanctuary for endangered species such as the rhino. There are about 25 white and black rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country. Predators are also residents to this park while Rothschild’s giraffe have been trans-located into the park for safety
Day 4 : Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara
Take breakfast then drive south through the beautiful savannahs and plains of the Rift Valley and reach Mara Kichakani amp in good time for lunch .Afternoon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at Mara Kichakani Tented Camp.
Day 5/6 : Maasai Mara
Full days spent days on game drives exploring the Masai Mara. The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife and the awesome, annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope is the highlight of any visit to Africa from July to September. Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person .Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Kichakani Tented Camp
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded.
Day 7 : Maasai Mara – Serengeti National park
Leave the compound then drive through the southern part of the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the Tanzanian border at Isebania / Sirari. Proceed to Serengeti national park – game is viewed as we proceed to Ikoma Safari camp for dinner and overnight stay
Day 8: Serengeti National Park
Spend full day exploring the park . Dinner and overnight stay at Ikoma Safari camp
Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), it is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area
Day 9 : Serengeti :Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge
Experience morning game drives then return to the lodge for breakfast – proceed e south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater via the historical Olduvai Gorge whilst game watching only interrupted by a picnic lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge.The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from 2 million years ago to the present. It is here where humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man. Fossil footprints (over three million years old) have also been found here and are the most ancient footprints yet discovered. There is an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings
Day 10 : Ngorongoro Crater Tour
The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today
Day 11 : Ngorongoro- Tarangire national park
Take breakfast and then drive to Tarangire national park – lunch then proceed for afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight stay at a Tarangire Roika tented camp
Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed
12 Tarangire – Lake Manyara
Take breakfast then exit the park and drive to Lake Manyara National park .Explore the park famed for tree climbing lions. Picnic lunch is offered .Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Manyara Hotel
The Lake Manyara National park is serene and beautiful with main attractions of a rich bird life, tree-climbing lions, its elephants, and hippos that you can see at closer range than most other places. Lake Manyara is an alkaline lake and at certain times of the year hosts thousands of flamingos and a diversity of other bird life. Although it is one of the smallest parks, its vegetation is so diverse enabling it to host a variety of wildlife habitats.
Day 13 : Lake Manyara – Arusha
Leave soon after breakfast and proceed to Arusha – lunch then board your afternoon shuttle bus to Nairobi – drop off at the airport to board your home bound flight. End of a memorable Kenya/Tanzania safari.
Tour price includes
-Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation
-Ground transport on safari in a comfortable safari van in Kenya and Land cruiser in Tanzania
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari except in Nairobi where it is on bed and breakfast
-Accommodation in double/twin room in lodges/Tented camps specified above
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Ngorongoro crater tour
-Arrival and departure transfers
-Bottled mineral water whilst on safari
– Arusha – Nairobi Shuttle transfers
Tour price excludes:-
-All personal travel insurance
– Personal travel insurance
– Hotel accommodations in Nairobi after the safari
– All personal expenses; e.g. laundry, telephones, beverages, tips,
-Any other extras not stated as included above
-Cultural visits to Masai villages – can be arranged with our guide
N.B you could add a few relaxing days at Zanzibar beach