Kenya Tanzania wildlife tours | Masai Mara Lake Nakuru Samburu wildlife holiday | Ngorongoro Safari ( Kenya/Tanzania combined)
(12 Days ) - LES 669

Day 1

Arrive in the morning at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, where you will be received by your tour driver cum guide, and a tour rep to brief you on your safari, over a round of refreshing welcome drinks, after which you begin your safari by taking a scenic drive to the world famous Masai Mara. Stop enroute at the edge of the Rift Valley escarpment to see the stunning views and to visit a small church that was built by Italian prisoners of war during the 1940's, not usually expected in Africa! You will also see the Maasai people on the way, who live unaffected by modern civilization. 

You may stop along the way at small trading centers"dukas" in Swahili, and enjoy speaking to the locals, some of whom might know some English. Check in at your safari lodge and enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will be taken for a gamedrive in the park.

Overnight at Mara Sentrim camp/ Sopa Lodge.

Day 2

Today you will explore the great Masai Mara. After an early breakfast, set off for your gamedrive. You may stop and walk at special sites such as the Mara river where you can see hippo and crocodiles. Return to the lodge where you can enjoy a refreshing swim before your buffet lunch. Later in the afternoon, leave for another gamedrive to explore another part of the reserve.

Expert gametracking skills of your tour guide cum driver. Enjoy a buffet dinner at the lodge. Evening entertainment sometimes includes traditional dances and culture talks. Overnight at Mara Sentrim Lodge. [Option of a packed picnic lunch, so that you can be out in the reserve all day, returning to the lodge in the evening- no extra cost.

Day 3

Depart after breakfast for the scenic Lake Nakuru National Park, a bird and rhino sanctuary, and home to a variety of wildlife. This lake is famous for its pink flamingoes and is a World Heritage Site. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge. A late afternoon gamedrive will allow you to see the many wild animals in the park. You will also be taken to a cliff view point overlooking the lake. [see the picture of the lake on our home page of the website] Dinner and overnight at Lion Hill Lodge.

Day 4

Full day at Lake Nakuru National Park. Early morning gamedrive. Best time to see the animals some of them hunting for prey. After a leisurely breakfast, rest of the morning is at leisure. Lunch and another afternoon gamedrive follows where you explore a different part of the park, towards the Makalia Falls. Dinner and overnight at Lion Hill Lodge.

Day 5 

Enjoy your buffet breakfast before leaving for The ArkLodge, situated at the base of Mount Kenya. This is a Tree lodge for which the Mount Kenya region is famous, and is uniquely Kenyan concept.The lodge has specially constructed viewing bunkers from where you can spot game any time of the day. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch.
Afternoon can be spent viewing the game from a spacious verandah overlooking the waterhole or by going for a forest walk for sighting of game and bird life ( optional). Night game viewing here is a joy-if you are lucky, you could see an elephant coming to feed near the lodge, only metres from you. Dinner and overnight at The Ark Lodge.

Day 6
After a buffet breakfast, depart for the semi-arid Samburu National Park. Arrive at the lodge by lunchtime. The afternoon gamedrive will allow you to see the variety of wildlife. This area is home to the nomadic Samburu tribe, and the reserve has some unique species of animals not found elsewhere in East Africa, such as the Grevy's Zebra. You will also visit a traditional samburu house that has not been organized as a prearranged tourist visit. Return to the lodge for dinner. 
Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge.

Day 7
After an early buffet breakfast, you will leave for a scenic drive to Nairobi with a gamedrive enroute. Arrive Nairobi by lunchtime. Complimentary lunch at Carnivore Restaurant, one of Africa's most famous restaurants. Afternoon can be spent shopping or a visit to Karen Blixen Museum ["Out of Africa fame"] can also be arranged ( optional ). 
Excellent buffet dinner and Overnight at Fairview hotel (country hotel in town).

Day 8
After an early buffet breakfast, depart for Tanzania and the Lake Manyara National Park. Arrive at the lodge by lunchtime. Lunch and afternoon gamedrive follows in this very scenic park with fabulous views over the valley to the lake below.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara wildlife Lodge.

Day 9
After breakfast, depart for Serengeti Game Reserve. Arrive at the lodge by lunchtime. Lunch and afternoon gamedrive follows. Visit the Ol duvai gorge.This park is essentially similar to Masai Mara, as they both form one eco system. 
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Day 10
After breakfast, depart for Ngorongoro Crater, home to hundreds and thousands of plain animals. Arrive at the lodge by lunchtime. Afternoon gamedrive in the spectacularly formed crater in a 4 wheel drive vehicle follows after lunch.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro luxury camp.

Day 11
After an early buffet breakfast, depart for Amboseli National Park, set at the foot of magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. Arrive in time for lunch. See the amazing wildlife, especially the elephants during the afternoon gamedrive.
Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sentrim luxury camp/ Sopa Lodge. 

Day 12
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi . Stop along the way at scenic spots or places of interest. Arrive Nairobi by lunchtime. Afternoon transfer to the airport for flight home.

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