Explore: Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National park, Masai Mara, Lake Victoria, Musoma, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara & Zanzibar Beach Resort
Day 1 : Arrival – Nairobi
Depart from the airport on arrival and transfer to Boulevard hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 : Nairobi – Samburu
Depart from your hotel at 0700 hrs , A safari briefing session with our tour consultant before starting the safari via the majestic Mt. Kenya en route to the open savannah of Samburu Game Reserve. Lunch at Samburu Sopa Lodge .Proceed for afternoon game drives before returning to the lodge for Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 : Samburu National Reserve
Spend full day exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered – Dinner and overnight stay at Samburu Sopa Lodge
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 : Lake Nakuru National park.
After break fast We break the camp soon and proceed to Lake Nakuru National park. Game is viewed as we exit the park. Lunch enroute followed by an afternoon game drives as the pick lake. Dinner and overnight a hotel
Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake on the edges of Nakuru town and lies a distance of 160 kilometers from Nairobi. The lake is world famous as home to millions of flamingoes. The number of flamingoes depends on the water level which determines the quantity of algae on which the birds feed. Flamingoes are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes whenever the water level is low. The National Park surrounds the lake and was gazetted to protect the colony of flamingoes as well as provide sanctuary for endangered species such as the rhino. There are about 25 white and black rhinos, one of the largest concentrations in the country. Predators are also residents to this park while Rothschild’s giraffe have been trans-located into the park for safety
Day 5 : Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Soon after breakfast we break the camp and travel south through the beautiful savannahs and plains of the Rift Valley and reach our base camp site, where we enjoy another evening out bush under the far-reaching African sky. Game is viewed as we proceed to Kichani Tented Camp for Dinner and overnight stay
Day 6: Maasai Mara
The day is spent on game drives exploring the Masai Mara. The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife and the awesome, annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope is the highlight of any visit to Africa from July to September. Optional balloon safari can be arranged at an extra coat of US$ 450 per person. Dinner and Overnight stay at Kichakani tented Camp
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
Day 7: Maasai Mara – Musoma- Lake Victoria
Leave the campsite and drive through the southern part of the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the Tanzanian border at Isebania / Sirari. We stop for the night in a quiet town on the shores of the immense Lake Victoria known as Musoma. The surrounding countryside is home to many different tribes including the Kuria, Jita, Luo, and Taturu. Musoma’s colorful port and variety of tribes make it a vibrant town. Overnight stay at Stopover Lodge
Day 8: Musoma – Serengeti National Park
We drive south and west in the morning, to the western corridor of the great Serengeti via Ndabaka Gate with a picnic lunch enroute. The afternoon is spent viewing game and we overnight at Ikoma safari camp
Day 9: Serengeti National Park
Depart in the morning and drive west game viewing through the western corridor of the Serengeti to the Central region of Seronera. Overnight at Ikoma safari camp
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), it 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
Day 10: Serengeti – Ngorongoro crater
View game as we drive southeast up into the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation .Full afternoon crater tour followed by dinner and overnight stay at a Ngorongoro Rhino Camp 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 11: Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara
Take breakfast then exit the park and drive to Lake Manyara National park .Explore the park famed for tree climbing lions. Picnic lunch is offered .Dinner and overnight stay Bouganvilea hotel
The Lake Manyara National park is serene and beautiful with main attractions of a rich bird life, tree-climbing lions, its elephants, and hippos that you can see at closer range than most other places. Lake Manyara is an alkaline lake and at certain times of the year hosts thousands of flamingos and a diversity of other bird life. Although it is one of the smallest parks, its vegetation is so diverse enabling it to host a variety of wildlife habitats.
Day 12: Lake Manyara – Arusha – Zanzibar
Soon after breakfast break the camp and proceed to Arusha – Lunch at Kibo palace hotel transfer to the air port to board an afternoon flight to Zanzibar , on arrival, our representative will meet you and transfer you to Ras Chamvi beach resort to start your beach vacation
Day 13/14/15: Zanzibar
Spend the days sunbathing and relaxing at the beach hotel
Day 16: Zanzibar – Nairobi
Spend morning on your own then transfer to the airport to board a flight to Nairobi arriving in good connecting time with your home bound flight
Tour Price includes:
-Transport in a Tour vans in Kenya /4×4 Safari Land cruiser in Tanzania
-Accommodation in lodges /hotels /Camps specified above on full board basis in a twin
-Return airport transfers in Nairobi
-Game drives/ Park entrance fees, crater fees/conservation fees where applicable
-Services of an English speaking driver/guide
-4 night’s accommodations at Ras Michamvi Beach Resort. on Half board basis – ie Breakfast and Dinner
-1 litre Mineral water per person per day while on safari
-1 night hotel accommodations in Nairobi on Bed and breakfast basis
-1 night accommodations in Arusha on Half Board basis.
-Return airport transfers in Zanzibar
Tour Price Excludes
-Personal travel insurance
– Extras not mentioned above
– Zanzibar airport departure taxes US$ 20 per person
– hotel accommodations in Nairobi after the safari