|Safari Name||14Days Kenya Game Adventure and Tanzania Wildlife Safari|
|Destination||Kenya and Tanzania|
Summary of Key Tour Details:
• Duration: 14Days/13Nights
• Transport: Using Custom-Made Safari Vans with pop up rooftops for Game viewing
• Destinations: Nairobi/Amboseli/Tarangire/Manyara/Ngorongoro/Serengeti/Lake Victoria/Masai Mara/Lk Naivasha/Lk Nakuru/Aberdares/Mt. Kenya
• Accommodation: As indicated below. However we can also work with any of the hotels that you prefer.
• Transport: Using 4×4 Landcruisers with pop up rooftop for Game viewing or safari Vans
• Flight Option: Flying option available for this safari at an extra cost
• Unlimited game drives from morning to evening everyday while in the park
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Early booking advise during peak season, to avoid missing on above mentioned hotels
Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi and drive to Amboseli National Park
Arrive in Nairobi early in the morning where you will be received by Trails of Africa Safaris airport representative and transfer to The Boma Hotel for breakfast. afterwards proceed to Amboseli National Park, one of the most popular of Kenya’s national parks. Amboseli lies at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft.) and very close to the Tanzania border. Amboseli is home to lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and hosts of plains’ game, creating Kenya’s most sought after photographer’s paradise.Dinner and Overnight at Kilima Luxury Camp or Amboseli Serena Lodge or Amboseli Sopa Lodge or similar lodge on full board basis. Meals – Breakfast in Nairobi, Lunch and Dinner in Amboseli.
Day 2: Amboseli National Park-Namanga Border-Arusha-Tarangire National Park
After breakfast have a morning game drive as you drive to Namanga border. After the migration procedures, proceed to Arusha for lunch. After lunch drive to Tarangire National Park. Have game drive before arriving to the hotel for dinner and overnight.Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge or similar lodge on full board basis
Day 3: Full Day in Tarangire National Park
Breakfast and proceed for a full day game drive in the park of morning and afternoon game drive. Tarangire National Park measures 1,600 squares miles and is Tanzania’s fifth largest park. The park is named after the Tarangire River that provides the only permanent water for wildlife in the area. The river is a lure for wildlife during the dry season when very big concentrations of elephant, buffalo, wildebeest and zebra flock along its banks. The Tarangire River runs up the center of the park while the gentle rolling hills interspersed with giant baobab trees, open acacia woodlands and seasonal swamps provide a spectacular and picturesque setting. Tarangire National Park is particularly well known for large population of elephants. In addition to the migrating herbivores including elephant, buffalo, wildebeest and zebra, there are numerous resident animals that remain in the park all year round. Resident herbivores that you will likely encounter are banded mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, rock hyrax, hartebeest, dik dik, impala, waterbuck, warthog and reedbuck.Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge or similar lodge on full board basis.
Day 4: Tarangire National Park-Lake Manyara National Park
Breakfast and depart for Lake Manyara National Park arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, depart for afternoon game drive in the park.
Lake Manyara National Park is a beautiful little park and is well known for its tree-climbing lions, elephants and large troops of baboons. The park is home to an amazing variety of birds and animals considering its small size. A short visit to this serene park will greatly diversify your safari experience as the lush green jungle habitat is of stark contrast to the other parks you will visit during your safari. Lake Manyara, the shallow alkaline water mass named after the park, covers two thirds of the park’s total area of 330 Kilometers square.
Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Tented Lodge or similar lodge on full board basis.
Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park-Ngorongoro
Breakfast in the lodge and drive to Ngorongoro Crater with packed lunch.
Ngorongoro Crater: Area: 8,300 square kilometers / 5,175 square Miles: This area covers the world’s largest unbroken caldera namely Ngorongoro crater and the Olduvai Gorge, where Dr. Louis Leaky discovered the origin of early man by unearthing jaws of the Zinjanthropus man. This protected area also includes huge expanses of highlands plains and volcanoes, scrub bush, and forests where the indigenous pastoralists – Maasai people are allowed to live within its boundaries. The Ngorongoro Crater is a world heritage site and the world’s largest unbroken volcanic caldera which is often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. The crater is 610 meters deep and 260km2. Breathtaking views of scenery and game can be witnessed from both the crater rim and within the crater floor.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge or similar lodge on full board basis.
Day 6: Ngorongoro –Serengeti National Park
Drive with lunch boxes to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of the man’s earliest known ancestral remains. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade.
Serengeti National Park is an immense park and with its unsurpassed concentrations of wildlife and its vast endless grasslands offers the finest game viewing anywhere in Africa. The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth and the annual wildlife migration, largest mass movement of land mammals on planet earth, is perhaps what makes it famous. Over a million wildebeest and zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then go west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. Serengeti, characterized by the endless plains, acacia trees and punctuated by large stone kopjes presents an archetypal picture of a wild and remote Africa and supports an amazingly large number of wildlife. Animals present include lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, eland, zebras, wildebeests, leopards, cheetahs, Serengeti’s essential features of climate, flora and fauna have barely changed in the past million years.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge or similar lodge on full board basis.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park-Lake Victoria
Breakfast With lunch boxes, proceed to the western corridor as you view game. Late afternoon, arrive at the Lake Victoria – the source of River Nile. Spend the afternoon either relaxing at the shores of the lake enjoying the cool breeze, or simply take a walk through the surrounding farm land, or a drive to the closest market. The features of this third-biggest lake in the world are as amazing as the reliance of the Egyptians’ livelihood on the Nile. Enjoy boat ride in this magnificent lake..
All meals and overnight at the Serenity Lodge or similar lodge on full board basis.
Day 8: Lake Victoria-Masai Mara Game Reserve
Breakfast in Lake Victoria, drive to the Sirare border of Tanzania and Kenya with packed lunch. After the border migration formalities, proceed to Masai Mara Game Reserve. Arrive with an evening game drive after you heard to your lodge. You will have a stopover in one of the Maasai villages for a cultural experience and a dance with the Maasai community.
The jewel in Africa’s crown, Maasai Mara, is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife such as Lions, elephant, Cheetah, leopard, Rhinos, giraffe, gazelle, zebras among others. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; a male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators.
Afternoon Visit to a Maasai Cultural Village: This afternoon, join the Masai community donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed.
Meals and Overnight at Mara Fig Tree Camp/Mara Sarova Camp / Keekorok Lodge /Sekenani Camp /Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara leisure camp or similar lodge on full board basis. Meals -Breakfast in Lake Victoria, Lunch and Dinner in Masai Mara.
Day 9: Full Day at Masai Mara Game Reserve
A full day is spent game viewing and exploring this natural wonder with a visit to the Mara River where the wildebeest migration takes place. Here you can see both the hippos and the crocodiles that co exist in the same waters.
The Masai Mara is Kenya’s most popular safari destination and for good reason. It is a vast reserve of endless flat grassland crossed by rivers which play host to wildlife’s most spectacular moments. Its biggest draw card is the Wildebeest Migration when vast hordes of Wildebeest roar through the park bringing in its trail a wake of mighty predators. If you’re lucky enough to be in Masai Mara during the migration pick a spot by the river and watch enraptured as crocs and lions compete to pick-off stragglers from the clattering herds of wildebeest.
Optional Maasai Mara Balloon Ride: Enjoy early morning ballooning over the plains, getting a bird’s eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon. After approximately one hour aloft, the balloon lands while a breakfast is being prepared for us nearby. The smell of bacon, sausages and eggs drift on the breeze as we sample exotic Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries and, if you wish, glasses of bubbly to toast our flight, a tradition initiated by the Montgolfier brothers.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the lodge in Mara.
Day 10: Masai Mara Game Reserve-Lake Naivasha
After breakfast we will drive along the bottom of the Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha.,/strong> Upon arrival in Naivasha, we shall check-in to our lakeside hotel and have lunch. Rest in the afternoon before proceeding for our boat ride.
This morning, we will enjoy a boat ride in this spectacular Lake Naivasha. This is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus is almost 13 km’s across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Hippos wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo populations sleep the day out in the shallows. During the boat ride the boat captain will explain in details the various animals and birds in the lake. Among the resident birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes and a variety of herons. Hippos also live in the lake.
Day 11: Lake Naivasha-Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast in Lk Naivasha, proceed to Lk Nakuru National Park, situated in the Rift Valley Region. Arrive in Nakuru and head straight for an afternoon game drive in the park. The Park is renowned worldwide for its hundreds of thousands of pink flamingos that colour its shows in pink. In late 80’s the park also became Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and is today home to both the White and Black Rhinos. Lions, leopards, hippos, giraffes, waterbucks are equally at home in this unique park.
Dinner and Overnight at Sarova Lionhill or Flamingo Hill Camp or Lk Elementaita Serena Camp or Pelican Lodge or Jacaranda Elementaita Lodge or similar lodge on full board basis. Meals – Breakfast in Lake Naivasha, Lunch and Dinner in Nakuru.
Day 12: Lake Nakuru National Park-Aberdares National Park
After breakfast depart for Aberdares National Park. On your way, view the Great Rift Valley. Have lunch at the Aberdares Country Club and then proceed to the Ark Lodge with only the overnight bag. Arrive in Aberdares National Park and check in at you lodge. Have the entire evening for watching wildlife from the hotel terrace.
After Breakfast drive through the lush Kikuyu farmlands and coffee plantation to the cool Kenyan highlands to arrive at the Serena in time for Lunch. The national park, combined with the adjoining forest reserve, make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site of 1420 square kilometers. The belts of forest in the lower slopes are home to a host of wildlife species, including bushbuck, buffalo, and elephants, Columbus and Sykes’ monkeys and, lower down, even black rhino, giant forest hogs, baboons and hyena.
Dinner and Overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge or similar lodge on full board basis.Meals – Breakfast in Aberdares, Lunch & Dinner in Mt Kenya.
Day 14: Mt. Kenya National Park-Nairobi
Breakfast in your lodge and depart for Nairobi. Upon arrival, visit the National museum of Kenya a good place to learn more about Kenya’s history and culture. The construction of the present Museum Hill site began in 1929 after the government set aside the land for it. The Museum was officially opened on September 22, 1930, and named Coryndon Museum, in honour of Sir Robert Coryndon, one time governor of Kenya and a staunch supporter of the Uganda Natural History Society. Today, one finds the Mahatma Gandhi Hall, the Aga Khan and the Churchill Gallery among others. In the post 1969 period, the Museums have grown and diversified. The Leakey Memorial building was opened in 1976 and houses the administration, archeology and paleontology departments.
Have lunch at a restaurant within the city. After lunch, continue with your city tour then transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international flight back home.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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The best game viewing areas on the continent of Africa is a highly debated topic, but Tanzania with its attractions including Serengeti, wildebeest migration, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Mount Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Beaches, is one obvious contender. Tanzania is a fascinating travel destination that has been blessed with real beauty and it offers something for everyone. Mt Kilimanjaro, with its 5895 metre altitude is the highest mountain in Africa. The Serengeti National Park with its seemingly endless plains, is one of the best wildlife resorts in the world and then there is the Ngorongoro Crater with its unbelievable density of animals.
It is also the site of Olduvai Gorge, where Professor Leakey discovered the earliest known footprints of hominoid man.
The “Northern Circuit” includes Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Oldupai Gorge and the Serengeti National Park. The northern parks, are justifiably world-renowned, especially if you are there to witness the enormous herds of the Great Migration or to take a balloon or riding safari across the vast grassy plains. The escarpment of the Great Rift Valley creates a dramatic volcanic landscape and some of the most fertile grazing grounds on earth; thus this is home to the largest herds on the planet, and the highest concentration of predators in the whole of Africa.
Destination Tanzania:….…the land of Serengeti & Mt. Kilimanjaro… Seriously adventurous
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