A family safari that combined Kenya and Tanzania most scenic parks with minimal driving distances and flights between Masai mara and Lake Manyara - Tanzania - Ngorongoro crater tour and Serengeti plains. Zanzibar beach relaxation, excursions and water sports activities.
Day 1:JKIA- Arrival-Nairobi hotel
Meet you at Jomo Kenyatta international airport and transfer you to The Boulevard Hotel for overnight stay. (Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 2: Nairobi – Samburu game reserve
Gombe_Stream_national_parkPick up from your hotel at 0730 hrs. and depart for the dramatic semi-arid scrub land of the Northern Frontier. Arrival in Samburu will be by lunch time. After lunch embark on a game drive to sight resident wildlife species like the Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx and the Blue-necked Somali Ostrich that are rare elsewhere in the country. Dinner and overnight will be at the spectacular Samburu Serena Lodge or samburu lodge samburu sopa (Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve
Full Day spent exploring the park. Dinner and overnight stay at Samburu Serena Lodge or Samburu lodge samburu sopa ( Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
The highlights of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries.
Day 4: Samburu – Lake Nakuru National park
after breakfast departs for Lake Nakuru. Arrival will be in time for lunch at your lodge, located inside the Lake Nakuru National Park. In the afternoon you will embark on a game drive where you will have the opportunity to spot leopards, rhino and the famous pink flamingos as well as a variety of other wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge .(Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the at times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck.
Day 5 : Lake Nakuru- Maasai Mara
After breakfast departs for Maasai Mara – the land of vast migrating animals. Arrival will be in time for lunch. After lunch embark on a game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge / Keekorok Lodge. (Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 6/7: Maasai Mara Game reserve
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the Big 5. Dinner and overnight at a lodge (Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park
Day 8 Day Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha
After breakfast descend down towards the Great Rift Valley. Arrival at Lake Naivasha will be in time for a delicious lunch at the Lake Naivasha Country Club or similar. The remainder of the afternoon will be at your leisure, with the opportunity of going on a nature walk, hiring a boat to take you the famous Crescent Island, or simply relaxing by the swimming pool. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa lodge.or sweet lake resort (Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 9: Lake Naivasha – Amboseli
After breakfast, drive past the scenic Athi Plains and into the bushy country of Amboseli National Park – a landscape dominated by the spectacular snowcaps of Mount Kilimanjaro. Arrival will be in time for lunch at your chosen lodge / tented camp. After lunch and a few hours of rest, embark on a game drive at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain. Dinner and overnight will be at the Amboseli Serena lodge or Oltukai Lodge. (Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 10: Amboseli National park
Full day in this photogenic park. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena lodge or kibo safari camp .Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Amboseli means ‘the place of water’ in Maasai language. The park has an endless supply of water which is filtered through thousands of meters of volcanic rock from Mount Kilimanjaro. Animal species seen include elephant, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala and leopard. The birdlife seen here includes pelican, bee eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle and pygmy falcon. Amboseli is one of the most popular parks and offers excellent accommodation facilities.
Day 11 Amboseli – Lake Manyara
After breakfast, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha for lunch and proceed to Lake Manyara National park with Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena lodge or lake manyara nysa lodge .(Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.
Day 12 Lake Manyara – Serengeti National park
We enjoy a refreshing early morning game-drive in Lake Manyara National Park followed by breakfast in the cool morning air. We then drive to the great Serengeti National Park game viewing and with a picnic lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti sopa Lodge or serengeti katikati tented camp . The following day is spent leisurely viewing game. (Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 13: Serengeti National park
Full day spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and Overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge or serengeti katikati tented camp .(Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area. Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller.
Day 14 – Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge
After an early breakfast, we drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater via the historical Olduvai Gorge whilst game watching only interrupted by a Packed lunches enroute. We stop and set camp at the Ngorongoro sopa lodge or rhino lodge .(Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals.
The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from 2 million years ago to the present. It is here where humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man. Fossil footprints (over three million years old) have also been found here and are the most ancient footprints yet discovered. There is an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings with a guide and it is also a great place to view birds.
Day 15- Ngorongoro- Arusha
Morning crater tour then proceed to Arusha with packed lunches. Dinner and overnight at a Kibo Palace Hotel- (Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 16 Arusha- Nairobi- Kampala-Uganda
Board a Nairobi bound shuttle bus and drive to Nairobi – to arrive at 1400 hrs. Drop off at Jomo Kenyatta international airport to board your Kampala bound flight. On arriving Entebbe, our representative will meet you and drive you to a city hotel for overnight stay. (Meal Plan – Breakfast)
Day 17 : Kampala Bwindi
Morning departure for the south with stops at the craft village at the Uganda Equator for pictures and shopping. After lunch at the Lakeview hotel in Mbarara, proceed through the beautiful evergreen mountain country referred to as the “Little Switzerland”. Arrive late evening for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort Camp and Lodge. (Meal Plan – Lunch and Dinner). TRANSIT TIME 8 – 10 HOURS
Day 18 : Gorilla trekking and searching
Briefing by park ranger guides. Later with picnic lunch, start 30 minutes – 8 hours trek to find the Mountain gorillas. The tracking starts at the area where the gorillas were the previous day. After a full hour with the gorillas, return to your accommodations for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort Camp and Lodge. (Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Day 19: Kampala
Transfers to Mbarara for lunch, later depart for Kampala. TRANSIT TIME 8 – 10 HOURS. Overnight stay at a Hotel- (Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 20 : Departure back home
Transfer to the airport to board your Nairobi bound flight arriving in good connecting time with your home bound flight. B
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