Day 1 Nairobi
JAMBO – KARIBU!! You will be warmly met upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with our traditional, unique & special welcome (bubbly, wet towels and presentation of authentic safari hat and a beautiful authentic canvas pouch filled with safari essentials).
Transfer to the Sarova Stanley Hotel located in the heart of the central business district.
Sarova Stanley Hotel
Day 2 Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park (B/L/D)
Our guide driver will pick you from the hotel after breakfast and drive to Lake Nakuru with a brief stop at the Rift Valley view point.
We arrive at the lodge to a very warm welcome, check-in then lunch.
This afternoon we depart on a game viewing drive. The park is one of the best game viewing parks with various animal species including prides of lion, Cape buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, the endangered Rothschild giraffe, black & white Rhino, Burchell’s zebra, impalas, and the elusive leopard among many others. Over 300 bird species have been recorded here too.
Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best places to see the endangered black and white Rhino.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Mbweha Safari Camp
Day 3 Lake Nakuru National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve (B/L/D)
A hearty early morning breakfast then drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game.
Arrive at the intimate 20-tent Tipilikwani Camp to a very warm welcome and in good time for lunch.
This afternoon is the moment we have been longing for – we depart on an exciting game viewing drive. The rolling plains and grasslands stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see is home to the black-manned lion, the savannah elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeeste, the elusive leopard, cheetah, the spotted & stripped hyena, rhino, topi, Burchell’s zebra, the Masai giraffe among many others. The Mara game reserve is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve. For a long time, Masai Mara Game Reserve has stubbed her authority as the ‘granary’ of wildlife in Kenya. We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Tipilikwani Luxury Tented Camp
Day 4 Masai Mara Game Reserve (B/L/D)
Sumptuous breakfast then depart on your day’s adventure. Be on the look-out for the big five that Masai Mara is famous for. These include the lion, savannah (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino. We may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Safari over the Mara plains followed by a champagne breakfast or visit a traditional Masai Manyatta (off the beaten track) and experience the culture of this world famous community. The Masai still live as they did for centuries -interact with these nomadic people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions.
Day 5 Masai Mara Game Reserve – Serengeti National Park (B/L/D)
Today begins very early….enjoy a hearty breakfast then depart with picnic lunch via the Isebania & Sirari border where our guide-driver will help you through the immigration procedures and this is where you will transfer into Tanzania registered vehicles with Tanzanian guide-drivers and continue your journey to Serengeti National Park.
Covering an area of 14,763 square kilometres, the world famous Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest park and is known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking new pasture, the herds move north from their breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains either through the marshy western corridor’s crocodile-infested Grumeti River whilst others migrate northeast to the Lobo Hills and into the Masai Mara. The granite outcrops of the Moru Kopjes add to the stunning beauty of this immensely huge national park.
Arrive at the lodge early evening and in time for dinner and overnight.
Note: This is a long drive of almost 10 hours or more depending on road conditions and time spent at the border control.
Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 6 Serengeti National Park (B/L/D)
This morning after breakfast depart with picnic lunch for a full day of game viewing drive in the vast Serengeti plains.
In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. Return to your lodge late afternoon for dinner and overnight.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Dawn Balloon Safari over the Serengeti Plains ending with a champagne breakfast.
Day 7 Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area (B/L/D)
After breakfast depart to Ngorongoro with a brief stop at the Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world to learn about human evolution. We will enjoy an on-site talk on the interpretation of the gorge by the resident guide and then continue up the crater rim to the lodge to arrive in good time for lunch.
This afternoon relax and from our lodge enjoy the breathtaking spectacular views of the crater below. Ngorongoro Crater has the largest unbroken caldera in the world. It has been described as one of the great natural wonders of the world. Eight million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater was an active volcano but its cone collapsed forming the crater that is 610 meters deep, 20 kilometres in diameter, and covers an area of 311 sq. km. Spectacular as it is, the crater accounts for just a tenth of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The crater is home to many species of wild game and birds. With the exception of impala and topi (due to fierce competition with the wildebeest) and the giraffe (because there is not much to eat at tree level), almost every species of African plains mammal lives in the crater, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa. The birdlife, which includes the flamingo is mainly seasonal and is also affected by the ratio of soda to fresh water in Lake Magadi on the crater floor.
Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 8 Ngorongoro Conservation Area (B/L/D)
After breakfast descend some 610 metres into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game-viewing drive with picnic lunch.
Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, giraffe, golden & black-backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena freely roam on the crater floor plains. Unmatched for its natural variety & breath-taking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also of great archaeological importance, with the remains of some of mankind’s earliest ancestors discovered in the area, also a home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor.
Return late afternoon to your lodge. Enjoy dinner and overnight.
Day 9 Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Tarangire National Park (B/L/D)
After breakfast depart to Tarangire National Park to arrive at your lodge for lunch.
This afternoon we depart on an exciting game viewing drive in this area dotted with majestic baobab trees, stately eland antelopes among other game. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry Tarangire 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.
Enjoy dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Day 10 Tarangire National Park – Amboseli National Park (B/L/D)
Enjoy an early morning breakfast then depart via the Namanga border where you will clear immigration formalities and change into Kenyan-registered vehicles and Kenyan Guide-Driver and proceed to Amboseli National Park.
Arrive at the lodge to a very warm welcome and enjoy lunch.
Depart on an afternoon game viewing drive. Amboseli is home to lions, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo and wildebeest among many others. It is also an ornithological paradise with over 400 species of birds, flora and fauna and some of the most soul-searing views in Africa.
Enjoy dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Amboseli Serena Safari LodgeB
Day 11 Amboseli National Park (B/L/D)
Morning and afternoon game viewing drives. Amboseli offers some of the most breath-taking views in Africa. Her scenery – one of the best places for a photogenic view of Mount Kilimanjaro (weather permitting) is next to none. This is best seen on a clear day. Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. The park is famous for her large herds of giant elephants.
All meals and overnight at the lodge.
Day 12 Amboseli National Park – Nairobi (B/L)
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before check out. Unbelievable but true, your good bush moments have come to an end.
Bid farewell to your wonderful lodge Manager and his team then depart to Nairobi…not empty handed though. With us are photographs – a capture of the special moments we have had on this tour to immortalize the experience.
Your guide driver will transfer you to the Carnivore restaurant for lunch and later transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your home-bound flight.
- 2019: $4325
- 2020: $4425
- 2019: $5145
- 2020: $5245
- 2019: $5295
- 2020: $5550
- 2019: $5685
- 2020: $5995
2020: Apr 21, May 16
2020: Mar 14, Nov 7, Dec 8
2020: Jan 18, Feb 15, Jun 13, Oct 10, Oct 24
2020: Jul 4, Jul 18, Aug 8, Aug 22, Sep 5, Sep 19, Dec 19
GROUP DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019 – 2020
2019: 6, 20
2020: 4, 18
2019: 10, 24
2020: 8, 22
2019: 7, 21
2020: 5, 19
2020: 10, 24
2019: 7, 21
2020: 5, 19