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Starts: Nairobi, Kenya
Ends: Nairobi or Arusha, Kenya
Group size: Min 2 persons
Tour Code: AS03
Duration: 10 days
Rates: From USD 3,368.75 pp
Single Room Supplement: USD 187.50 pps
Transport: Custom made 4×4 Tour Vans in Kenya and 4×4 Land cruisers in Tanzania
In Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater is said to have the world’s densest population of lion. In Lake Manyara lions have developed a liking for residing in the branches of trees, where they can both sleep and watch for prey whilst the Serengeti is notable for its large migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras with strings of predators in trail. The Ngorongoro crater also offers amazing wildlife viewing and scenery.
10 days Masai Mara & Serengeti Camping Safari :
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve
Pick up from your hotel at 07:30 hrs. a safari briefing session with our tour consultant then drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve as you enjoy the scenic views of the Great Rift Valley – Masai Mara game reserve is 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 you trail the Big 5 ie Lions in large prides, Elephants, buffalos, zebras and numerous plain game. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Mwangaza Camp.
Day 2: Masai Mara game reserve
Full days spent exploring the park in search of the big 5.Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of USD 450 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Mwangaza 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 3 : Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart the camp soon after breakfast and proceed to Lake Nakuru National park. Lunch at Lake Nakuru guest house then proceed for afternoon game drives at 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 Jarika County Lodge.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Amboseli National Park
Depart soon after breakfast and drive to Amboseli national park via Nairobi with packed lunches. Afternoon game drives then proceed to Kibo safari camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Amboseli National Park
Full day in Amboseli with morning and afternoon game drive (optional visits to Masai village). All meal and overnight at Kibo safari Camp.
Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here. The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain gamed through thousands of meters of volcanic rock from Mount Kilimanjaro. Animal species seen include elephant, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala and leopard. The birdlife seen here includes pelican, bee eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle and pygmy falcon.
Day 6: Amboseli – Lake Manyara
Early breakfast then proceed for morning game drives exit the park and, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha to Lake Manyara National park with lunch en-route. Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. We proceed to a campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.
Day 7: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National park
Breakfast then proceed to Serengeti national park. Game is viewed as we proceed to the campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8 Serengeti National park National Park
Full day spent exploring the park. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Seronera campsite.
Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.
Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller.
Day 9: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast, we drive south to the magnificent Ngorongoro crater enter into the crater for a full day crater tour with packed lunches ascend the crater and drive to Simba campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals.
Day 10: Ngorongoro – Arusha-Nairobi
Breakfast at leisure then drive to Arusha to arrive by 12:00 hrs, board an afternoon shuttle bus to Nairobi to arrive by 18:00 hrs. Drop off at the airport to board your home bound flight or a city hotel.
Eco Tented Self contained Tents/ hotels in Kenya and Pitching tents in Tanzania
Custom made 4×4 Tour Vans in Kenya and 4×4 Land cruisers in Tanzania.
This popular tour excludes:
-Cultural visits to Maasai villages – costs USD 30
-Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari
-Nairobi airport transfers
-Kenya /Tanzania Visas
-Nairobi airport transfers USD 30 per saloon car one-way
-Nairobi hotel – Best Western Meridian hotel USD 120 double /twin on bed and breakfast and USD 95 per single
2018 Rates: Price from USD 3,368.75 pp
Single Room Supplement: USD 187.50 pps