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Best of Kenya and Tanzania

Best of Kenya and Tanzania Itinerary in Brief:

Explore your favourite spots in both Kenya and Tanzania with the migration of the wildebeest being the highlight without the hassle of exchanging vehicles at every border and you get to keep your safari guide throughout the trip!!!!

  • DAY 01: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International KIA Airport & overnight at NAIROBI SAFARI CLUB
  • DAY 02: Depart for AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
  • DAY 03: Full day AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
  • DAY 04: Depart for LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
  • DAY 05: Depart for NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
  • DAY 06: Full day in NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA with Crater tour
  • DAY 07: Depart for SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – Northern Serengeti
  • DAY 08: Full day in SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – Northern Serengeti
  • DAY 09: Full day in SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – Northern Serengeti
  • DAY 10: Depart for SPEKE BAY
  • DAY 11: Depart for MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
  • DAY 12: Full day in MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
  • DAY 13: Full day in MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
  • DAY 14: Depart for LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
  • DAY 15: Full day in LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
  • DAY 16: Drive back to NAIROBI & outbound departure

 

Itinerary in Detail:

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KEYS:
BB – bed & breakfast (breakfast only)
HB – half board (breakfast, lunch OR dinner)
FB – full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

DAY 01: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International KIA Airport & overnight at EKA HOTEL – NAIROBI

Upon arrival in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International, a warm welcome await you. You will be met by our representative and later transfer to your town hotel for an overnight stay. Dinner on own arrangement. Overnight at the EKA HOTEL – BB or similar for a restful night before your safari the following day.

DAY 02: Depart for AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK (Approx.4.5 Hrs)

We shall pick you up after breakfast at 07.30 Hrs at your Nairobi Hotel and immediately depart for Amboseli National Park, famous for its large herds of elephant and for Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Arrival at your lodge in time for lunch. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive at your convenience. Dinner and overnight at AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE or similar. (FB)

DAY 03: Full day AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Early morning game drive. With a bit of luck and clear weather, the snow capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen in the morning & late afternoon hours. Return for breakfast to your safari lodge. Relax in the beautiful lodge environs, set amidst an acacia forest. Lunch and afternoon game drive in the park. If you prefer, you could undertake a full day game drive and have your lunch as a picnic out in the bush. Dinner and overnight at AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE or similar. (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, you will arrive the lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive at your convenience. Dinner and overnight at SERENGETI SOPA 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 SOPA 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 MARA BUSH 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 MARA BUSH 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. Dinner and overnight at FLAMINGO HILL CAMP. (FB)

DAY 15: Full day in LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Spend a wonderful and unforgettable day 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. All meals and overnight at FLAMINGO HILL CAMP. (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.
END OF ALL ARRANGEMENTS

 Extensions available: Kenya Safari, Zanzibar or the Rwandan Gorilla experience

TOTAL COST OF PRIVATE SAFARI - in a 4 x 4 safari equipped Nissan Patrol (carries 7 + driver)

Period *
based on 02pax based on 04 pax  single supplement
 01.01.2015 - 28.02.2015
 01.06.2015 - 31.10.2015
 20.12.2015 - 31.12.2015

USD 7990 USD 6370  USD 905
 01.03.2015 - 31.03.2015
 01.11.2015 - 19.12.2015

USD 7545 USD 5990 USD 700
 01.04.2015 - 31.05.2015 USD 7420 USD 5860 USD 560
   

Change of accommodation is possible due to seasonal closure of some camps and lodges
Seasonal surcharge my apply for Easter- Christmas- and New Year holidays

Included in this Safari:

  • All Park entrance fees to the mentioned parks & reserves
  • Transport in custom safari built long wheel based Landcruiser with roof hatches / pop-up roof, with a maximum of 04 photographers only in each vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide, conversant with all requirements necessary for photographers
  • Unlimited game drives as per the itinerary
  • 01 Night on bed & breakfast basis at EKA HOTEL
  • 02 Nights on full board basis at AMBOSELI SERENA LODGE or Similar
  • Lunch at Shangaa River in Arusha
  • 01 Night on full board basis at LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE or similar
  • 02 Nights on full board basis at NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE
  • 03 Nights on full board at SERENGETI SOPA LODGE or Similar
  • 01 Night on full board at SPEKE BAY LODGE
  • 03 Nights on full board at MARA BUSH CAMP or Similar
  • 02 Nights on full board at FLAMINGO HILL CAMP or Similar
  • All airport transfers on arrival / departure
  • All cross border transfers between Kenya and Tanzania
  • Mineral water during game drives
  • Evacuation insurance to / from Nairobi in case of emergency

Not included:

  • All beverages while on safari / Nairobi
  • Telephone, laundry & any items of personal nature
  • Visa fees & international flights
  • tips for guides & camp / lodge staff
  • Travel & Medical insurance
  • Excursions such as visit to a local Maasai Village,
  • Balloon safari in the Mara, guided walks etc.
DAY 01: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport & overnight at KIA LODGE
DAY 02: Depart for NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA + afternoon crater tour
DAY 03: Depart for SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – Northern Serengeti
DAY 04: Full day in SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – Northern Serengeti
DAY 05: Full day in SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – Northern Serengeti
DAY 06: FLY to Zanzibar
DAY 07: Full day in Zanzibar
DAY 08: Full day in Zanzibar
DAY 09: Full day in Zanzibar
DAY 10: FLY to DAR-ES-SALAAM for departure