Day 1 : Arrival Nairobi
Pick up from the airport on arrival and transfer you to Boulevard hotel for overnight stay in readiness for an adventure safari the following morning
Day 2: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park
Pick up from hotel at 0730hrs ,a safari briefing session with our Tour officer then drive to Lake Nakuru national to arrive in good time for Lunch at Flamingo Hill Lodge.Afternoon game drives then return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay
The park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you will find white rhino at the southern end. The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. We spend the night at a Hotel
Day 3: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Depart soon after breakfast and drive via the scenic floor of the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara. Lunch then proceed for evening game drives. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Elangata Tented Camp
Day 4 / 5 Masai Mara Game Reserve
Full days spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. and other wild game . Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person.Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Elangata Tented Camp
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures
Day 6 : Maasai Mara - Speke bay boat ride
We leave the camp soon after breakfast and proceed to Tanzania via Isebania Border - proceed to Speke bay lodge where you spend the afternoon fishing or taking a boat ride at an extra cost . Speke Bay Lodge is located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, East Africa. It is 15 kilometers from the Serengeti National Park. Speke Bay is part of Speke Gulf, named after the famous explorer John Hanning Speke, who, in 1858, discovered Lake Victoria to be the source of the Nile. Embraced by savannah, the Lodge looks like a small village, stretched out along the shores of the lake
Day 7 : Speke Bay - Serengeti National Park
Enter Serengeti via Ndabaka gate for a full day game drives, we drive south and west to the western corridor of the great Serengeti via Ndabaka Gate with a picnic lunch . dinner and overnight stay at Ikoma safari camp
Day 8 Serengeti National park
Full day spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives ate offered. Dinner and overnight stay at a Ikoma safari camp
The Serengeti National Park is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. During the months December through March the seemingly unending plains of the southern Serengeti and the Conservation Area are inhabited by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. The great herds graze on rain ripened grass. In the calving season (late January through mid March) the herds concentrate at the Ndutu and Salei plains (Southern Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area) attracting the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena.
Day 9 : Serengeti –Ngorongoro conservation area via Olduvai gorge
We view game as we drive southeast up into the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area .Stop over at The Olduvai Gorge with picnic lunch en route Over at the Olduvai where we spend the night at the Rhino Lodge at the crater rim.
The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from 2 million years ago to the present and it is here where humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man. Fossil foot prints (over three million years old) have also been found here and are the most ancient footprints yet discovered. There is an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings with a guide and it is also a great place to view birds such as the purple grenadier, red and yellow barbet, speckle fronted weaver and slaty colored boubou.
Day 10 : Ngorongoro- crate tour
Breakfast al leisure then descend into the crater for a full day crater tour with packed lunches . Ascend the crater rim for dinner and overnight stay Rhino Lodge
The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity, and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania’s famous Kilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania’s eco-system. The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 km’s across and the rim walls stand 600m high. Views from within and from the rim are breathtaking (as can be seen from the picture). The crater houses 30,000 animals and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons
Day 11: Ngorongoro - Arusha - Nairobi
Breakfast then depart for Arusha arriving by lunch time board a afternoon shuttle bus to Nairobi departing at 1400 hrs to arrive at 1800 hrs. Drop off at the airport for your flight back home
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