Destinations: Nairobi City, Samburu National Park, Aberdares National Park, Lake NAkuru & Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area & Lake Manyara National Park
If you want an unforgettable experience in Africa, then this is it - Serengeti, Manyara, Mara and Lake Nakuru all with their own unique landscapes and wildlife, all rolled into one fabulous trip
When you think of Africa, you’re probably thinking of Kenya. It’s the lone acacia silhouetted on the savannah against a horizon stretching into eternity. It’s the snow-capped mountain almost on the equator and within sight of harsh deserts. It’s the lush, palm-fringed coastline of the Indian Ocean, it’s the Great Rift Valley that once threatened to tear the continent asunder, and it’s the dense forests reminiscent of the continent’s heart. In short, Kenya is a country of epic landforms that stir our deepest longings for this very special continent.
Wildlife, beaches, friendly people, fascinating cultures, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mt Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar Archipelago – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package, the 12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Adventure Safari.
- Arid Samburu National Reserve with its unique dry-country species
- Iconic Mount Kenya, the country’s highest peak
- The Rift Valley’s magical Lake Nakuru, renowned for its rich birdlife
- The Masai Mara, home to vast herds of game and large numbers of attendant predators
- Wildebeest stampede across the plains
- Hippos jostle for space in muddy waterways
- Elephants wander along seasonal migration routes and chimpanzees swing through the treetops
- giraffes silhouetted against ancient baobab trees
- hold your breath while lions pad around your vehicle in Ngorongoro Crater
DAY 1 : Arrival – Nairobi
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by our company representative who will assist with the transfer to your hotel for overnight. Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
DAY 2 : Nairobi - Aberdares National Park
Breakfast at the lodge this morning before driving north to Mweiga for lunch at Aberdare country club. After lunch the club transport takes you into the Aberdares National Park to the Ark. Every deck of the Ark overlooks the popular waterhole where occasionally the elusive bongo can be seen.
Dinner and overnight at The Ark. Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 3: Aberdares National Park - Lake Nakuru National Park
Following breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru which is the most famous of the Great Rift Valley lakes and home to a shifting population of over one million flamingos. Arrive for lunch at your camp. You will have an afternoon game viewing drive at Lake Nakuru National Park, a shallow alkaline lake that is world-renowned for its huge concentration of flamingos; at times, hundreds of thousands of these birds give the lake a pink shimmering glow.
Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 4 - Lake Nakuru National Park - Spend another day in this park.
Day 5 - Lake Nakuru National Park - Maasai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast, drive to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, backdrop to 'the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth', the annual migration of over one million wildebeest. Arrive in time for lunch at your camp / lodge. Spend the afternoon on safari in Kenya's most popular reserve.
Arrive back in lodge in time for a swim, a hot shower and dinner. Meal Plan: Full Board
Day 6: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Spend the day on safari in Africa's richest wildlife viewing arena. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara hosts Kenya's largest lion prides and elephant herds. Other predators include leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena; while in the Mara River you will see fat pods of hippo and vast Nile crocodiles.
Other highlights include giraffe tops, gazelle, zebra, buffalo and over 550 species of birds.
Optional activities abound while you’re in the Maasai Mara. You can try a balloon safari for an exhilarating experience over the savannah as the early sun rises and the animals are more active. If you wish, for a nominal fee, you can also visit a Maasai Village to experience this nomadic tribe’s way of life and see their colorful culture
Meal Plan: Full Board
Day 7: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Lake Victoria
After breakfast this morning, drive towards Lake Victoria. Lunch en route. Arrive in the afternoon at Speke Bay Lodge. Rest of the day at leisure.
Meal Plan: Full Board
Day 8 & 9: Lake Victoria - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, depart for the famous Serengeti national park arriving for lunch at your lodge / camp. Embark on an afternoon game viewing drive in the park. Return later as the sun sets for dinner and overnight. On the second day, you will have a full day of game viewing drives in the park with all meals and overnight at the park.
Meal Plan: Full Board
Day 10: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
You will have an early morning game viewing before breakfast. Depart for Ngorongoro conservation area stopping en route at Ol Duvai Gorge. Known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’, this is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Pioneered by famous paleontologists Louis and Mary Leakey in the 1950s it offers a glimpse into life two million years ago.
Picnic lunch en route. Arrive later in the afternoon at your lodge. Rest of the day at leisure. Meal Plan: Full Board
Day 11: Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, descend into the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Enclosed within its towering walls are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife. Here too are all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as a large cast of plains game and one of Africa’s densest populations of predators.
Climb up and depart to the beautiful Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake that shimmers in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley. You will arrive for lunch at your lodge followed by afternoon game drive. Warthog seem to thrive here, growing notably fat and tuskered, and it is a natural playground for baboons and monkeys. Later on in the afternoon, you will be transferred to which stands on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the lake.
Meal Plan: Full Board
Day 12: Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha – Nairobi - Departure
After breakfast this morning, drive to Arusha. Board the 1400hrs shuttle back to Nairobi arriving at 1800hrs. You will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for the departure flight back home.
Alternatively, you will be transferred from Arusha to the Kilimanjaro airport for departure flight OR you may choose to fly to Zanzibar for beach stay.
End of Safari
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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, trekking, snorkeling and biking.
All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
My Own Room
During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.
- Accommodation in properties as outlined in detailed itinerary
- Ground transportation in a safari minivan in KE and 4 x 4 in TZ with exclusive use
- Activities (if any) as outlined in detailed itinerary
- Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, AI – All Inclusive)
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Park entry fees for the clients
- Bottled water whilst on safari (2 x .5 litre bottles per person per day
- Shuttle between Kenya and Tanzania
This Trip Excludes
- Personal expenses such travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including water, soft drinks luxury champagne, spirits or meals not included in the itinerary
- Gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports
- Gratuity for your professional driver guide
- Cost of obtaining passport and visas
- International + domestic Airfare
- Christmas dates: 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec 2013 & 1 Jan 2014 @ USD 40pp NETT
You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.