14 Days: Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Lake Victoria – Lukuba Island, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Beach Vacation
Day 1 : Arrival Nairobi
Depart from the airport on arrival and transfer you to Nairobi safari club hotel for overnight stay
Day 2 : Lake Nakuru National Park
Leave your hotel at 0830 hrs and drive via the scenic Rift valley to arrive L.Nakuru National park in good time for lunch. Full afternoon game drives followed by dinner and overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Sarova lion hill.
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, buffalo and baboons are all residents here
Day 3 : Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Drive via the Great Rift Valley to arrive at Maasai Mara in time for lunch at Ashnil Mara / Serena lodge lodge . Full afternoon game drive till dusk.
Day 4/5 Maasai Mara
Spend full days exploring the park in search of the big 5- Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost. Overnight stay at Mara Ashnil Lodge or Keekerok lodge
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
Day 6 : Masai Mara- Musoma ( lukuba Island)
Depart early in the morning to Tanzania via Isebania boarder musoma –via sirari boarder point – transfer to Tembo Beach hotel where you board your boat to Lukuba Island afternoon spent relaxing ,fishing, hiking on the sunset rocks. dinner and overnight stay at Lukuba lodge
-Kayaking on the lake.
-Fishing with our traditional boat ( $40/hour)
-Hiking to the sunset rocks
-A boat trip around the island for birder
-A small swimming pool is also available.
Situated on Lukuba Island,13 kilometers off the shore of Lake Victoria in the Musoma District. The lodge is ideally situated in the eastern part of Lake Victoria and is an easy destination just seventy five kilometers from the western Serengeti gate at Ndabaka. It can also be incorporated as a stop over when arriving from the Masai Mara into Tanzania.
Day 7 :Lukuba -Serengeti national park
Boat transfer to the shore of Lake Victoria where you link up with your guide and proceed to Serengeti national park via Dabaka gate – lunch at Serengeti serena lodge then proceed for evening game drives.
Day 8 : Serengeti National park
In the morning depart and drive west game viewing through the western corridor of the Serengeti to the Central region of Seronera.
Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometres of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game ParkIt is the Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back.
The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabit
Day 9 : Serengeti – Ngorongoro crater
View game as as you drive southeast up into the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation .Full afternoon crater tour followed by dinner and overnight stay at a lodge Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge by the crater rim.
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. Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today
Day 10 : Ngorongoro – Zanzibar
Depart from the lodge and drive to Kilimanjaro airport to catch PW 431 departing at 1540 to arrive Zanzibar at 1640 Hrs. On arrival you will be transferred to Ocean Paradise beach hotel or Similar for overnight stay
Day11 /12/13 Zanzibar
Days Spent on your own at the beach hotel sun bathing. Visit to the Stone town and spice tours can be arranged.
Day 14: Zanzibar- Nairobi
Depart for the airport to catch your Nairobi bound flight connecting with your home bound flight.
Tour price includes
-Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation
-Ground transport on safari in a comfortable safari van in Kenya and Land cruiser in Tanzania
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari except in Nairobi where it is on bed and breakfast- Services of English-speaking driver tour guide
– All game parks entrance fees
– 1 night hotel accommodations in Nairobi on arrival on Bed and breakfast basis
-Full board accommodation in lodges as specified above in a double
– 1 litre drinking water per person per day while on safari
– Return transfers in Zanzibar
– 4 nights accommodations at Ocean Paradise beach hotel on Half board basis.( Breakfast and Dinner)
– All airport/hotel transfers as indicated in the itinerary.
Tour price excludes:-
-All personal travel insurance
– Personal travel insurance
– Hotel accommodations in Nairobi after the safari
– All personal expenses; e.g. laundry, telephones, beverages, tips,
-Any other extras not stated as included above
– Zanzibar beach excursions/water sports (can be arranged on request)
-Cultural visits to Maasai villages – can be arranged with our guide