This safari features the open plains of the Masai Mara famous for its annual migration of Wildebeests and Zebras, the waters of Lake Nakuru home to millions of lesser and greater Flamingos. Amboseli game viewing with Mount Kilimanjaro in the backdrop is a unique experience not to be missed. All meals and overnight at the Camp/Lodge.
ARRIVAL DAY IN NAIROBI
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport transfer to the Hotel where you spend the night on a bed and breakfast basis. Depending on the time your flight arrives the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 1: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
After breakfast depart Nairobi for Maasai Mara National Reserve. Game drive en-route to the Camp/Lodge. Lunch is served on arrival, followed by an afternoon game drive through the reserve to this endless reaches of acacia-dotted grasslands studded with hazy hills where pride of Lions, Elephants, buffalos, zebras and numerous plain game animals are in abundance. Return for dinner at the Camp/Lodge and relax in comfort.
Day 2: MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
Morning game viewing with a long drive to the Mara River where you will be able to view Hippos and Crocodiles. After having your Box lunch, afternoon game drive till late in the evening when you drive back for dinner and overnight at the Camp/Lodge.
Day 3: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast you’ll be driven to Lake Nakuru in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru is a soda lake and is home to the Greater and Lesser Flamingos. At times you may see a lion crawling on the waters edge, or if you are a bird lover you will spot different bird species. Overnight at a budget hotel or Lodge.
Day4: NAKURU – AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Depart early in the morning towards Amboseli stopping off for lunch and game viewing on the way. Amboseli is famous for its unforgettable views of Kilimanjaro, and a relaxed abundant population of elephants as well as prolific bird life. Overnight at the Camp/Lodge.
Day 5: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast depart for a full day game drive where Mount Kilimanjaro background offers a good photographic scenery coupled with animals on the ground. All meals and overnight at the Camp/Lodge.
Day 6: AMBOSELI – NAMANGA – ARUSHA
Pre-breakfast game drive. After breakfast game drive enroute to Namanga border point. Board shuttle bus at 1030hrs for drive to Arusha where you arrive at 1330hrs. Overnight at Arusha.
Day 7: ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA.
Depart from Arusha at 09:30hrs for Lake Manyara arriving in good time for lunch. After Lunch explore Lake Manyara National Park which covers an area of only 318 sq km its terrain is so diverse that its mammal and bird lists are most impressive. The park includes much of Lake Manyara, some 60 km (38 miles) long as well as the Rift Valley escarpment. The park is well known for its tree-climbing lions, which can be found lazing on branches of the acacia trees. In addition there are good numbers of elephants, big herd of buffalo and plenty of Leopard. The lake is a favorite place for pink flamingos and wading birds in general. This area is home to the Masai people whom you will see as you pass through the villages. Dinner and overnight at the Twiga Campsite or Lodge.
Day 8: LAKE MANYARA – NGORONGORO
After early breakfast, depart for Ngorongoro Crater with game drive enroute; where you descend 2000ft for a fascinating game drive on the Crater floor. In a landscape reminiscent of the volcanic upheavals of the Rift Valley, the world’s largest unbroken, un flooded volcanic caldera (collapsed cone of a volcano) covers 300 sq km In this restricted space, exceptional climatic conditions have favored an explosion of animal life. Some 20,000 great mammals are permanently in residence, as there are permanent water springs, there is no need to migrate. Picnic lunch is served. Enjoy game viewing at the crater until late in the afternoon when you ascend back to the Simba Campsite or Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: NGORONGORO – TARANGIRE/ARUSHA
After breakfast depart for Tarangire which has permanent water in the park, the Tarangire River. This is the best place in Tanzania to see really big herds of Elephants of up to 300 at a time on safari. After lunch drive back to Arusha. On your arrival you will be dropped at Arusha Centre Inn for overnight.
Day 10: ARUSHA – NAIROBI
After breakfast board shuttle bus at 0730hrs. Depart Arusha at 0800hrs for drive back to Nairobi where you arrive at 1330hrs. On arrival you will be dropped at your hotel or at the airport in time for your flight.
Shuttle transfer Nairobi-Arusha-Nairobi
All airport transfers in Nairobi
All park entrance fees and government levies
Full board accommodation in Tents or lodges
One night accommodation in a hotel while in Arusha
3 Meals per day while on safari- vegetarian & non vegetarian
English speaking professional driver guide for safari