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Itinerary: Kenya and Tanzania Luxury Safari

Kenya and Tanzania Luxury Safari

This 17 day luxury safari takes you through Kenya’s popular wildlife viewing locations and then visits the 'Big Five' areas of Tanzania : Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater.

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Kenya and Tanzania Luxury Safari

This is a private safari departing any day, subject to lodge availability, for a minimum of 2 persons and can be customised to suit you.

Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, met at the airport, escort and transfer to the respective Nairobi hotel. Use of room is not guaranteed before noon. Remainder of the day at leisure. At 18.30hrs, transferred to Carnivore Restaurant for dinner. Overnight at The Stanley Hotel/ Holiday Inn/Fairview hotel/Nairobi Serena Hotel.
Meals: Half board

Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu NP or Shaba NR
After an early breakfast at the Hotel commence drive via Karatina and crossing the equator at Nanyuki, en route to Samburu/Shaba National Reserve.
Lunch at the respective Lodge. Late afternoon game viewing drive.
Dinner and overnight
Meals: Meals: Full board

Day 3: Samburu or Shaba
Early morning and late afternoon game drives in Reserve. All meals and overnight
Meals: Meals: Full board

Day 4: Samburu or Shaba – Aberdares
Early morning game drive, prior to breakfast at the Lodge.
Morning return drive to the Aberdares area, arriving in time for lunch at the Serena Mountain Lodge.
You enjoy an afternoon and night of game viewing drive, from the Lodge precincts. Dinner & overnight
Meals: Meals: Full board

Day 5: Aberdares – Lake Nakuru or Lake Naivasha
Your driver/guide rejoins you and you and depart for the Rift Valley arriving for lunch at a Lodge in Lake Nakuru National Park. Late afternoon game viewing & bird watching drive. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill
Or Early evening drive to Lake Naivasha area for dinner and overnight
Meals: Meals: Full board

Day 6 : Lake Nakuru or Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara
After early morning game drive and breakfast commence drive west past Mount Longonot and via Narok to the Maasai Mara National Reserve to arrive for lunch at the respective Lodge/Camp. Late afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner & overnight
Meals: Meals: Full board

Day 7 and 8: Maasai Mara
Morning and late afternoon game viewing drives in this Reserve, with spectacular scenery and diverse wildlife. All meals and overnight .
Meals: Meals: Full board

Day 9: Maasai Mara – Nairobi
After breakfast at the Lodge/Camp, embark on your return journey to Nairobi. On arrival in the early afternoon, you will be dropped off at the Nairobi Safari Club/ Holiday Inn Mayfair / Jacaranda Hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure for optional activities available locally and payable direct. Lunch and dinner are not included.

Day 10: Nairobi – Amboseli
Breakfast at the Hotel. Early morning depart for drive via Namanga to Amboseli National Park, to arrive for lunch at the respective Lodge. Late afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner and overnight
Meals: Meals: Full board

Day 11: Amboseli
Early morning and late afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight
Meals: Meals: Full board

Day 12: Amboseli - Arusha to Lake Manyara Park – 130 km / 2 hrs
After an early break fast transfers to Arusha via Namanga border to Arusha for lunch. After lunch, drive to Lake Manyara National park for afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Serena lodge
Meals: Meals: Full board

About Manyara National Park:
A major attraction of the Lake Manyara National Park is the tree - climbing lions. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that you will spot them. However, there are other things to see - elephants, hippos, zebras, impalas, buffalos, baboons, plains animals as well as huge variety of birdlife, both resident and migratory.

At certain times of the year, Lake Manyara is home to thousands of flamingos (attracted by the Lake itself), which form a shimmering pink zone around the lake shore. Other birds found here include ostriches, egrets, herons, pelicans and storks. Also seen are African spoonbills, various species of ibises, ducks and the rare pygmy geese. The most noticeable of the landscape within this park are the very impressive baobab trees with their huge trunks.

Day 13: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park 190 km / 3.5 – 4 hrs
After breakfast at 0800hrs drive from Lake Manyara National Park with your packed lunch and game en-route to the great Serengeti Plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Late afternoon drive to your lodge for the dinner and overnight.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

About Serengeti
Endless Plains of Nature's Wonders: The Serengeti National Park, covering 14763 square kilometers is one of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries. One of the most breathtaking events in the animal kingdom, the migration of thousands of wildebeest takes place here every year. The Serengeti, 320 kilometers from Arusha, was gazetted in 1951. It was accepted by the World Heritage Convention as a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve in 1981.

Day 14: Serengeti:
After breakfast leave with your packed lunch for game drive on the Serengeti Park acacia Savannah in the central to the east region. Around 12.30pm and 13.00pm break for your picnic lunch; thereafter proceed with tour afternoon game drive. In mid January to February, much to mid April, 95% of females of wildebeest mate to a total of 60000 then 8 to 8.5 months later those females that conceived give birth on the same southern plains after a long travel. Evening drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Full Board

Day 15: Serengeti – Ngorongoro/Olduvai.
After breakfast with your packed lunch drive and game enroute to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is your option whether you pass by Olduvai Gorge a historical site whereby the early man lived and can also pass by the Maasai boma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture, after your lunch enroute adds to the crater rim for your dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena lodge.
Meals: Full Board

About Ngorongoro
Eight Wonder": NEARLY two million years ago, Ngorongoro Peak towered
almost as high as Kilimanjaro. Both these Mountains formed the highest peaks in Africa at that time. The Ngorongoro Volcanic peak collapsed beneath the volcano to form a caldera, the largest unbroken and unflooded in the world today. Although a geological feature formed by the withdrawal of molten in this manner is correctly called a caldera, many people are traditionally used to the term Crater and hence Ngorongoro Caldera is described as crater in all the records available. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the few natural places in East Africa where one can guarantee sightings of the rare black rhino in their natural setting. Visitors to Ngorongoro can enjoy walking around the area. Long walking safaris and short hikes are both adventurous and rewarding. Within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are ore about the cultures and traditions of the Maasai, a pastoral tribe allowed to herd their cattle within the protected area.

Day 16: Ngorongoro Crater:
After breakfast drive to Ngororngoro Conservation Area with your lunch box, descend into the crater floor for full day game viewing. The crater is rich in wildlife and the day will be filled with sights and sounds of the wild echoing within the crater walls.

Your packed lunch will be served on the crater floor at the picnic site near Lerai forest or hippo pool. Many crater visitors want to see rare species, “the Black rhinoceros’, this is the right time, because during the dry season is very hard to see them as they are afraid of sun burn. Late afternoon ascend the crater and then drive to Arusha for your dinner and overnight
Meals: Full Board

Day 17: Arusha - Nairobi:
After breakfast, at leisure in the lodge or transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for you flight back home. Or connect morning shuttle to Nairobi to connect your flight back home.


Price includes:
- All parks entrance fees.
- Shuttle to Arusha/Nairobi
- All transfers as per itinerary.
- Transport on 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary above.
- Crater fees.
- Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day on safari.
- Drive Guide.
- Activities as per itinerary above.

Price excludes:
- International flights.
- Hot and cold drinks.
- Accommodation on arrival
- All Airport transfers.
- All items of personal nature/use.
- all not mentioned on the plan.

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