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The best of Kenya and Tanzania

This safari start At Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or Nairobi  Hotel. Guests on this Eight days safari will visit both Tanzania and Kenya. Visiting  Masai Mara Serengeti, Ngorongoro  gives client a higher chance of spotting the famous big five among other wild animals and birds of different species.

DAY 1: NAIROBI – MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE.

This program can commence at the airport or from any city hotel as per your wish.  Pick up is usually early in the morning.

You will have a brief stopover at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint to have a breath-taking panoramic view of this magnificent valley that can be seen From the Moon!

The Rift Valley

 The Rift Valley begins in Northern Syria, eventually crosses the Dead Sea and the Red sea into Ethiopia running all the way to Mozambique, covering around 4820 kms. 

As you drive down into the valley below you will see Mt.  Longonot 2600m -an extinct volcano at the floor of the Rift!

 Wildlife

From this point you may start looking for some gazelle species, zebras,  as well as giraffes as they roam in the acacia drepanolobium bushes commonly known as the Whistling acacia! 

Your next stop will be at Narok -the last town before turning off to the Mara ecosystem.

You will arrive in time for lunch.

Check-in at your luxury camp After lunch its time to relax from the drive until 15:30 hours when you will embark on your first safari in the reserve till sunset.

 

Animals expected to be spotted

The Big Five; Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and the Leopard.  Other big mammal species represented in the ecosystem are herds of Wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, impalas, Masai giraffes and other kinds of African wildlife. At sunset drive back to the camp for Dinner and overnight stay.

Premium Accommodation

Mara Serena, Ashnil Mara or Keekorok Lodge

Basic Accommodation

Kilima Camp,Osero Camp ,Figtree or ‘Sentrim Mara

With Little Supplement Sentinel Camp or Neptune Mara Rianta Luxury camp

DAY 2: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE.

Early morning game drive before breakfast at the camp. After breakfast mid-morning game drive in a shared open sided 4×4 vehicle.

This game drive will take you to the most interesting parts of the reserve including hippo pools in the Mara river or Talek river.

Wildlife

You will have a chance of spotting the super predators; families of lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, as well as their prey! If you are a little luckier you may witness them hunting.

After lunch time at leisure before going for an afternoon game drive at 1530hrs. Game abounds here, particularly when the migration is on – July to October, and millions of wildebeests and zebras make their way back and forth across the Mara river on their annual trek.

Mara Manned lions

The Mara is also noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black manned males.

You’ll see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as – if you’re lucky – leopard, cheetah and rhino. All the Big Five are residents

. You are sure to see the African buffalo. At approximately 1830hrs drive back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Masai mara

Masai Mara is a Masai word meaning ‘spotted’, this is because when you take a panoramic view what you see is a mass of endless Savannah grasslands spotted by scanty bushes of croton dichogamous!

The reserve happens to be the Northern continuation of Tanzania’s Serengeti national park from where the animals roam freely in search of greener pastures.

Mara  wildebeest Migration

Each year between July and October the Greatest animal spectacle -the Wildebeest migration takes place in this reserve.

During this time close to 2 million wildebeests, followed by around half a million zebras and around 250,000 gazelles arrive in the reserve, crossing the Mara river where crocodiles often lie waiting to pounce on them!

DAY 3: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE-ISBANIA BOLDER-SERENGETI.

Early breakfast and then start long drive with lunch boxes from lodge on the way to Serengeti National park, having your lunch on the way.

Kenya Tanzania Border

At Isebania (Kenya Tanzania Border) you will change 4×4 and driver meeting our Tanzanian representative who will stay with you for the Tanzanian part.

After clearing the border formalities you will have your picnic lunch at the crossing point or on the way.  You will leave after clearing with Tanzanian immigration and paying Tanzanian Visa proceed to Serengeti national park.  Game drive in this World’s famous conservation area.

After this tiring day you will eventually arrive at your chosen camp.  Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Premium Accommodation

Serengeti Sopa Lodge or Serengeti Serena Lodge

Basic Accommodation

Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

DAY 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.

Tea or coffee at the camp.  Depart for an early morning game drive in this magnificent park.

 Ecosystem

This game drive takes you to the most interesting parts of the ecosystem including the rocky outcrops commonly known as kopjes -where lion families perch as they scan for their next prey!

You will have your breakfast at the lodge before leaving for a midmorning game drive until lunch time.

Lunch will be served at the camp, Alternatively, you may choose to have breakfast at the camp and leave with packed lunch for a long day in the national park.

Out of Africa

If this is the case you will have an Out of Africa experience as you have your picnic lunch at one of the Acacia trees or even under a sausage tree!  This long game drive allows you to explore most of the interesting physical attractions like the Maasai Kopjes, Moru Kopjes, as well as the hippo pools.   Dinner and overnight at lodge or camp of choice.

Serengeti

Covering approximately 14,750 square kilometers, Serengeti national park is one of Africa’s biggest national parks as well as the most interesting for visitors.

  The name Serengeti is a corruption of the Maasai word ‘siringet’ meaning endless plains. 

 

Serengeti shall not die

In these endless plains roam most of Africa’s wildlife species including the big 5:  Lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo,  leopard.  Part of Serengeti’s fame is a result of  “Serengeti Shall Not Die” – a 1959

German documentary film written and directed by Bernhard Grzimek.

His son, the cinematographer Michael Grzimek, died on-location during the filming of the documentary when a plane he piloted collided with a vulture.

It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1960.

DAY 5: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK –NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Depart after breakfast departure for Ngorongoro Conservation Area.  After exit formalities at Serengeti you will enter Ngorongoro Conservation area adjacent to the park.

The drive takes you through Olduvai gorge -one of the most famous archaeological sites in the World!

Olduvai

Olduvai is a misspelling of Oldupai, a Maasai word for a wild sisal plant that grows in the area. The gorge is located in the Great Rift Valley, between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park.

Geological activity

It is 30 miles from Laetoli, another fossil-rich area. Olduvai Gorge was formed about 30,000 years ago, the result of aggressive geological activity and streams.

 

Paleoanthropologists have found hundreds of fossilized bones and stone tools in the area dating back millions of years, leading them to conclude that humans evolved in Africa!

A brief stop at the crater rim for a panoramic view of the crater before descending.

Lunch And Game

Picnic lunch in the crater

.After lunch near the hippo pool picnic site you proceed for a game  drive in the crater eventually arriving at your lodge in the evening.

Dinner and overnight at the

Neptune Ngorongoro lodge ,Ngorongoro Sopa lodge or Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.

The Ngorongoro Conservation

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests.

Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing,

it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera.

Biodiversity

The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and other animals into the northern plains.

Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years.

Africa Planes

The name has an almost mystical ring to it, conjuring images of a giant wildlife-filled volcanic caldera, where the big five and many other animals roam.

But there’s even more – the Ngorongoro Conservation Area also encompasses mountains, lakes, forests and wide-open African plains! With the world-famous crater at its heart!

DAY 6: NGORONGORO CRATER - NAMANGA BORDER- AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK.

Depart after breakfast for Amboseli National Park with lunch boxes from the lodge.

After a short while you will stop briefly at the Lake Manyara view point before descending into the Rift.

Namanga border

The drive will take you through banana as well as rice plantations at Mto Wa Mbu!Proceed to Namanga border point via Arusha.

After border formalities you will change 4×4 meeting your Kenyan Driver and saying goodbye to your Tanzanian Driver.

Evening game viewing starts at 16:00hrs in Amboseli National park.

Wildlife

This Park is the home of Elephants, Wildebeest, and Buffalos, Gazelles, Lions, Cheetahs, monkey families and rare bird species.

In the early evening the clouds are clear and expose the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at lodge of your choice.

Premium Accommodation

Amboseli Serena or Oltukai Lodge

Basic Accommodation

Kilima Camp or ‘Sentrim Amboseli

With little Supplement Tawi Lodge, Satao Elerai or Tortilis Camp

DAY 7: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Spend a whole day in Amboseli National Park, with morning and afternoon game drives. At around 1830hrs proceed back to the lodge, or camp of your choice.

Amboseli

 Other attractions of the park include opportunity for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro (5894m)-Africa’s highest Mountain!

Amboseli National park, covering approximately 390sq. km of swampy area boasts one of   the largest elephant herds as they roam between the swamps and the foot of Africa’s highest mountain!

 

Other physical attractions include lake Amboseli, the Observation Hill which allows a panoramic view of the better part of this park overlooking Enkongo Narok swamp with its schools of hippos as well as herds of Elephants!

For the avid ornithologists, this swamp does not disappoint with its prolific avifauna.


Other animals include; buffaloes, hippos and a variety of waterfowls like pelican, Egyptian geese, jacana.

wildlife

You equally have a chance of spotting leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, lion, mongoose, hyrax, dik- dik, lesser kudu, and nocturnal porcupine

DAY 8: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK - NAIROBI.

Early Breakfast then depart for Nairobi arriving in time for Lunch in a Nairobi Hotel.  Transfer to your hotel or to the airport.

Included:

  • Return transfers as per the program.
  • Safari in a private safari 4×4 Land cruiser.
  • More than eight years experienced driver guide.
  • Unlimited water/coke/fanta/sprite in the safari 4×4.
  • Safari checklist.
  • Overnight stay as per the program.
  • All meals on safari starting with Lunch ending with Lunch Last day.
  • Park fees.
  • Government taxes.
  • Flying doctors insurance.
  • Meet and greet on Arrival.
  • Wifi

Excluded:

  • Tips
  • Drinks in the lodges and camps on safari
  • All personal equipments
  • Extra optional activities as per the program.
  • Masai Village USD15 per person

PREMIUM COST

DatePersonsMode of transportPrice P/P
1 July 2017- 31 March 202024×4 Land CruiserUSD 4015
1 July 2017- 31 March 202044×4 Land CruiserUSD 3735
1 July 2017- 31 March 202064×4 Land CruiserUSD3475

BASIC COST

DatePersonsMode of transportPrice P/P
1 July 2017- 31 March 202024×4 Land CruiserUSD3715
1 July 2017- 31 March 202044×4 Land CruiserUSD3435
1 July 2017- 31 March 202064×4 Land CruiserUSD3175

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