Itinerary: Nairobi, Samburu, Sweetwaters, Lake Naivasha, Masai mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Amboseli
Arrive Nairobi via your flight as you will advise.Met greeted by our tour representative and the driver/guide you will be with in the safari. Transferred to the hotel in Nairobi for overnight as you relieve yourselves from Jetlag. Accommodation on B/B at Sarova Panafric Hotel/Fairview Hotel/Similar.
Day 2.Nairobi – Samburu.
In the morning at 0700hrs Picked from the hotel and head off to Samburu National Reserve.Drive from Nairobi through the fertile highlands,the semi-arid frontier of Kenya which is breath-taking and a great way to see the countryside. Arrive Samburu in time for lunch in the lodge.
Afternoon game-viewing through the sandy Samburu desert region to explore the beauty of the park.Accommodation at Samburu Simba Lodge / Sopa Lodge/ Samburu lodge/Similar.
Breakfast and leave for a full day game viewing with picnic lunch boxes. Among the amazing things about Samburu is that you’ll most likely see species that are unique to this region. The Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi), also known as the imperial zebra which is the largest species of zebra found in the Samburu area as well as parts of Ethiopia. Compared to other zebras, it is taller, has larger ears, and its stripes are narrower. Grevy’s zebra is considered endangered, partly due to hunting for its skin, which fetches a high price on the world market.It also suffers habitat destruction,human disturbances at water holes and competition with domestic grazing animals.There are estimated to be 17,000 Grevy’s zebra still living in the wild.If you are lucky, you’ll see some.Another species unique to the Samburu region is the gerenuk. You might have a chance to see some while on your game drive.It’s amazing to watch them stand on their hind legs to eat! The gerenuk (also known as Waller’s gazelle) is a long-necked species of antelope found in dry bushy shrub and steppe in East Africa. The word gerenuk comes from the Somali language, meaning “giraffe-necked”, and leads to its other common name, the giraffe-necked antelope.Accommodation at Samburu Simba Lodge /Sopa/Samburu Lodge/Similar.
Day 4.Samburu –Laikipia( Sweetwaters)
Breakfast and leave Samburu in the morning,drive to Laikipia along the rural Kenya,spot Samburu villages and more on the way.Arrive in time for lunch at the serena camp.After check in and lunch visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary.The only place in Kenya where this highly endangered and remarkably intelligent species can be seen.he Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary opened in 1993 in a negotiated agreement between the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute. Here the animals are carefully nursed back to health and integrated into families. The chimpanzees live in two large groups separated by the Ewaso Nyiro River.Watch them romp and play, visit the local shop, or even sponsor a chimp!(Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is open daily from 9:00am to 10:30am and 3pm to 4:30pm.) Accommodation at Sweetwaters tented camp.
Day 5.Laikipia – Naivasha
Breakfast and drive from Laikipia to Lake Naivasha, through the great rift valley Arriving in time for lunch at Naivasha sopa lodge/Similar.Afternoon take optional activities on-site which include Crescent Island boat tour,hiking and day trip excursions to Mt Longonot and Hell’s Gate, or simply walk along the lakeshore and relax at your lodge.Please Note:Optional Activity fees vary and are paid direct to the lodge and/or park authority.
Day 6.Naivasha – Masai Mara
Morning breakfast and depart for Masai Mara.Stop for refreshments and souvenir shopping at roadside stands along the way or head straight to the park. Enjoy enroute game viewing as you enter the park and drive to your lodge/camp for lunch and check in.Afternoon game viewing to search for game.The leopard is difficult to see as it moves fast and is very shy.If you’re lucky there is a good chance to spot them around water holes or up in a tree after a long, hot day.Accommodation at Mara Serena Lodge/ Sarova Mara camp/Mara Sopa Lodge/Mara Leisure Lodge.
Day 7.Masai Mara
Breakfast and leave for a full game drive with picnic lunches. Masai Mara is named after the traditional inhabitants (Maasai) and the Mara River. At some point during your stay in the Mara, you’ll drive by the river, which is a great place to spot wildlife.This area is a photographer’s delight where with any luck you’ll be able to take amazing pictures of the hippos and elephants in the water.Picnic lunch at the riverside.Afternoon game drive will depend on your choice as you will agree with the driver,search for the Big 5 or expand your horizons to discover something different.Masai Mara not only has a rich mix of animals,it also has an incredible array of bird life with almost 450 different species.Accommodation at Mara Serena Lodge/ Sarova Mara camp/Mara Sopa Lodge/Mara Leisure Lodge/Similar.
Day 8.Masai Mara
Another full day game viewing with an early breakfast and leave with picnic lunches.The Masai Mara Park will offer you a diverse range of animals. The park is home to the Big Five (Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo and Leopard) and numerous other antelopes including Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles, Impalas, Topis, Hartebeest, Zebra and Masai Giraffe. It’s also home to over 450 species of birdlife among these are vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles and African pygmy-falcons.Afternoon game drive will depend on your choice with as the driver/guide will advise you, search for the Big 5 or expand your horizons to discover something different. Masai Mara not only has a rich mix of animals,it also has an incredible array of bird life with almost 450 different species.
An African cheetah in the hunt in masai mara game reserveDay 9.Masai Mara – Isebania – Serengeti
Early breakfast and drive from Masai Mara to the Isebania border with picnic lunches arriving at midday. Enjoy game viewing on your way out of the park or head straight to the border. Meet your Tanzanian Driver/guide and continue into Tanzania to the Serengeti,the excursion will include a multi-hour drive across highway and bumpy patches of road to the border.Switch between your Kenyan and Tanzanian guide, crossing the border and continuing your safari. You will also be switching vehicles.Continue on to Serengeti .You’ll have the option to stop and enjoy a box lunch by Lake Victoria, visit a fishing village, or head straight to the park. Enjoy game viewing on the way to your lodge.Accommodation at Serengeti serena lodge/Seronero serena camp/Serengeti sopa Lodge.
Breakfast in the lodge with early morning and afternoon game viewing. Serengeti offers the most expansive game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, thousands and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.Spend the day searching out Impala, one of Africa’s most beautiful and graceful animals. Previously thought to be part of the gazelle tribe, Impalas have been found to be so different that they are now classified as their own sub-family status. When frightened or startled the whole impala herd starts randomly leaping to confuse their predator. They can jump distances more than 10 meters (33 ft) and 3 meters (9 ft) high. Leopards, cheetah, lions and wild dogs prey on impala. Impala can reach running speeds of approximately 50 to 55 mph (80 to 90 km/h) to escape its predators. See if you can track these incredible animals!Accommodation at your lodge/camp.
Day 11.Serengeti – Ngorongoro
Morning Breakfast and depart from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with picnic lunches. Some enroute game viewing as you leave the Serengeti. Drive through with an optional stop at Olduvlai gorge, the Serengeti welcome centre and lookout point, or stop for lunch at a picnic spot. The Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge is commonly referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind.” It is a steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley, which stretches along eastern Africa. Olduvai is in the eastern Serengeti Plains in northern Tanzania and is about 30 miles (48 km) long. The gorge is named after the Maasai word for the wild sisal plant Sansevieria ehrenbergii, commonly called Oldupai.Enjoy a picnic lunch (included in tour price).Then drive up and around Ngorongoro Crater to your next accommodation.Accommodation at Ngorongoro Serena lodge/Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge/Wildlife lodge ngorongoro/Similar.
Day 12.Ngorongoro crater floor
Descend the crater floor with picnic lunches for a full day game drive at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. There are only three roads that connect the crater rim with the crater floor, one for driving down, one for driving up and another that goes both ways. The crater is roughly 20 km/12 mi wide and 600 m/2,000 ft deep, once you’ve reached the top of the caldera it takes about 45 minutes to descend to the crater floor. The floor is home to a rich and highly concentrated wildlife. Some 20,000 mammals live there, including about 20 black rhinos, making the crater the best place in Tanzania to see the rhino. The crater floor also has one of the highest carnivore saturations in the world. Lions, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals are commonly seen, while leopards, servalcats and bat-eared foxes may be seen with some good luck. You’ll spend most of the day in the crater.Enjoy a picnic lunch (included in tour price).
Day 13.Ngorongoro – Namanga – Amboseli
Depart in the morning with brief stop-over in Arusha for some shopping and refreshments. You will pass over the Namanga border crossing when leaving Tanzania to enter Kenya at the Namanga border where you will switch between your Kenyan and Tanzanian guide, crossing the border and continuing your safari. You will also be switching vehicles.Once you’re through customs you will switch vehicles and meet up with your Kenyan driver/guide proceed to Amboseli.Enjoy a picnic lunch (included in tour price).The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. On a clear day, you’ll also have spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in Africa and the world.Accommodation at Serena Amboseli /Sopa Lodge/Kibo Safari Camp/Similar.
Day 14.AmboseliElephants crossing a road
Early morning game drive in Amboseli Park.Return for breakfast then afterwards leave with picnic lunches for a full day game viewing.The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants.It is also a home of other wildlife species like the lion,leopard,hyenas and the vulturine bird family. On a clear day, you’ll also have spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.Accommodation at the lodge /camp
Day 15.Amboseli – Nairobi
Take time for an early game drive or head directly to Nairobi before your international flight. The drive will take approximately 4hrs .May include an opportunity to visit local handicraft markets to shop for souvenirs.Before leaving that night, If you like, we can make reservations for dinner at a local restaurant as well. You will receive a private airport transfer to/from the airport.
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Inclusive in Safari Cost:
- 1 Nairobi overnight on B/B,Transportation in tourist minibuses Vehicle with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing,
- Full board accommodation on safari, 4 wheel drive vehicle in Tanzania,
- All park entrance fees,
- Services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide,
- Extensive game drives in the national parks,
- Drinking mineral water.
Exclusive in Safari Cost:
Alcoholic drinks, beverages, international flight ,Airport departure Tax tips ,visas, laundry,Personal Toiletries,optional activities or items of personal nature.
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