DAYS MASAI MARA / NAKURU / MANYARA / NGORONGORO / SERENGETI
Nairobi. Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya's cosmopolitan capital. Once little more than
a watering hole for Masai tribes, today's Nairobi is the largest city between
Cairo and Johannesburg.
arrival is in the morning, then in the we drive to Karen Von Blixen's former home,
now a museum. Continue to the Giraffe Center where you can feed and photograph
giraffe from an elevated platform. Return to the hotel early this evening.
** Complimentary dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant. Nairobi has
many restaurants offering a variety of exotic and African cuisine.
However, none beats Carnivore for its uniqueness: It is for carnivorous.
It is the only place you can get a variety of game Meat served in
one meal. Its succulent steaks and barbecue dishes are recommended
for every one especially as a welcome or a farewell Dinner/Lunch.
Overnight at Panafric hotel
2: NAIROBI / MASAI MARA
Meet at the airport on arrival and transfer to our office for briefing.
Depart from Nairobi at 09.00hrs and drive to the Maasai Mara Game
Reserve, the northern part of the Serengeti, one of Kenya's most
favored game-viewing areas. The reserve covers 700 square miles
of magnificent wilderness. It is the Africa of the imagination;
endless reaches of acacia-dotted grasslands studded with hazy hills.
Afternoon game drive to see the sundowner as hoping to see Lions
in large prides, Elephants, buffalos, zebras and numerous plain
animals. Dinner and overnight at the Sopa
Lodge or similar.
3: MASAI MARA
Full day game viewing coupled with exploring this spectacular Park.
The Mara is the land of African legend: Lion are abundant throughout
the park, as are the elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle
species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and,
less commonly, rhino. The annual wildebeest migration, one of nature's
few remaining wildlife spectacles, occurs in the Mara from July
to September where the big animals and their predators are to be
present in abundance during the time frame of this trip. Several
species of Bee-Eater, the flying rainbow that heads the list of
the Mara's birds, occur in the reserve. As well as wildlife, the
Maasai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Maasai
tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park - Morans (warriors)
loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped
under a tree discussing matters of the day .A visit to a Maasai
boma (homestead) reveals this outstanding culture and customs. All
meals and overnight at the Mara
Sopa lodge or similar.
3: MASAI MARA / NAKURU
A last game run in the picturesque Maasai Mara in the morning through
the Rift Valley drive to Lake Nakuru, a shallow alkaline lake in
the Rift Valley, renowned for its spectacular flamingo population
as one of the world's greatest ornithological spectacles. Although
Lake Nakuru is primarily a bird sanctuary, there are a considerable
number of animals to be encountered, such as many large game animals
such as zebras, elephants and gazelles, this is one of our best
chances of seeing rhinos. Lake Nakuru National Park was the first
place in Kenya selected as a rhino reserve. Here is one of the few
places where we can see Rothschild's giraffes. Dinner and overnight
at the Lake Nakuru lodge
4: NAKURU / NAIROBI
After breakfast, morning spent game viewing, watching and photographing
birds at Nakuru National Park. Leave for Nairobi with lunch enroute
and a stop for panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive
Nairobi late in the afternoon after driving through lush Kikuyu
farmland. You will be dropped at your hotel. This is one of the
few places where we can see Rothschild's giraffes. Overnight at
Lake Nakuru lodge or similar.
5: NAIROBI / ARUSHA
from the hotel at 07.30hrs after breakfast. Depart from Nairobi at 08:00 hrs and
drive to the border town of Namanga where you will clear with customs and immigration
formalities. Proceed into Tanzania to Arusha town. On arrival at 13.30hrs, you
will be dropped at Impala hotel or similar for overnight. Accommodation is on
double room sharing -B/B.
6: ARUSHA / LAKE MANYARA
from Arusha at around 09.00hrs and drive to Lake Manyara National Park with your
Picnic Lunch for the Game drive. Lake Manyara is a fresh Water Lake in the Rift
valley part of Tanzania. This park is generally visited as the first stop of safari,
which covers among this park, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. Animals seen are hippos,
elephant, and birds such as the greater and lesser flamingos, wildebeest, giraffe,
baboon, and the famous tree-climbing lions. A village market also exist selling
mainly fabrics and crafts. Dinner and overnight at Manyara Wildlife lodge.
7: LAKE MANYARA / NGORONGORO
at around 07.00hrs. Take Picnic Lunch with you and drive to Ngorongoro Crater
floor for a full day game viewing. One of the world's largest craters containing
prolific wildlife. It is a 20-km wide volcanic crater with 600m walls, packed
with just about every species of wildlife to be found in East Africa. The crater
floor has been compared to Noah's Ark and the Garden of Eden. Animals seen are:
lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Thomson gazelle, Zebra, Reedbuck and
Flamingos in Lake Magadi - the Soda Lake on the floor of the crater. This is a
favored spot for wildlife and the local Masai tribes people because there is permanent
water and grassland on the crater floor. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife
lodge the edge of the crater rim.
Morning and afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight
at Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge.
9: NGORONGORO / SERENGETI
at around 07.00hrs.You will proceed to Serengeti National Park with Game drive
and Picnic lunch enroute. This is Tanzania's most famous Game Park, covering 14763
sq. km, where wildebeest migrate across vast plains and landscape in search of
precious grassland. Nowhere else on earth will you see wildebeest, zebra, and
antelope in such enormous and mind boggling numbers. The gently rolling Savannah
(flat grassland), with bushes and trees only in cluster along riverbanks makes
spotting wildlife easy. Other animals seen are lion, hyena, Thomson's gazelle,
impala, buffalo, topi, eland, giraffe, elephants, cheeter, rhino, and crocodiles
on riverbanks. The hoofed animals are constantly on the move in search of grassland,
and are watched and pursued by the predators, which feed off them. This is one
of the most incredible sights you will see and the numbers are simply overwhelming.
Also seen are the Masai tribes people grazing cattle in their age-old tradition.
Serengeti National Park is also the only Tanzanian Park where you can take HOT
AIR BALOON flight similar to those available in Masai Mara in Kenya. Dinner and
overnight at Seronera lodge.
Morning and afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight
at Seronera lodge.
11: SERENGETI / ARUSHA
at the campsite around 06.30hrs. Take Picnic lunch with you and drive to Arusha
with Game drive enroute. Arriving in Arusha late in the evening where your tour
ends. Overnight at Impala hotel or similar.
12: ARUSHA / NAIROBI
breakfast, board shuttle bus at 07.30hrs. Depart for Nairobi at 08.00hrs to arrive
at around 13.30hrs. Transfer to the airport for flight back home.