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Group size: Max 16
Tour Code : DRI01
Single Supplement : EUR 125 (2018 rate)
Safari Vehicle Type: Luxury 17-seater overland truck
This Eastern Africa safari successfully combines the best of both Kenya and Tanzania. Included in this adventurous trip, you will be vising the following well known sites :Masai Mara National Park, Lake Naivasha, Lake Victoria, the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater & the Masai village.
DAY 1: NAIROBI
Arrive in Nairobi and meet at our Hotel in the heart of this bustling city. For clients arriving early, there are a variety of optional tours and excursions on offer – these can be arranged on arrival at the Hotel. At 18h00 we conduct a pre-tour briefing before enjoying an own expense dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 2: GREAT RIFT VALLEY
Leaving the city behind us, we travel north, climbing continually to the lip of the escarpment from where we will enjoy a fantastic view of the Great Rift Valley. We then descend into the Valley and spend time taking in the breathtaking view of the plains and the vast flocks of Flamingo and other bird life that gather here around the lakes. We camp the night.
DAY 3: LAKE NAIVASHA
A short drive today, we head for our camp on the shores of Lake Naivasha. After setting up camp amongst the Fever Trees we have some time to relax, watch the Hippo’s and take in the spectacular scenery. This afternoon we visit Elsamere, the former home of Joy and George Adamson, for an afternoon tea and to gain some insight into their fascinating lives. Return to camp.
DAY 4: MASAI MARA
Today we traverse through some of Kenya’s finest wilderness, using lesser known roads, we will pass numerous Masai villages on the way. We will spend the next two nights in a Lodge next to the renowned Mara River.
DAY 5: MASAI MARA
Early this morning we depart on a full day of extensive game driving and/or walk. The Masai Mara is well known for its large herds and ever-present predators, we will follow the seasonal migrations.
Lunch today will be a picnic on the banks of the Mara River, known for its huge crocodiles and hippo population.
DAY 6: LAKE VICTORIA
Leaving the Masai Mara behind us, today we enter Tanzania and then descend toward the shores of Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria. This Lake forms part of the Great Rift Valley and provides a livelihood for the many locals that fish its waters. Here we will spend time relaxing, exploring the markets, and trading with the local fishermen. Dinner tonight will be own expense at a local restaurant. Camp the night at the waters edge.
DAY 7: SERENGETI
Today we enter what is arguably the world’s most acclaimed wildlife sanctuary, the Serengeti National Park. This Park with its huge concentrations of plains game, numerous predators and prolific birdlife all resident on the seemingly endless grass and acacia covered plains epitomizes Africa’s game parks. We will traverse the Park west to east doing extensive game drives, and will spend a night at the active Seronera campsite.
DAY 8: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO
After an extensive morning game drive we leave the Serengeti and enter the Ngorongoro Conservation area where we witness the spectacle of the Masai tribal people herding their cattle amongst the wildlife, still living their customary lifestyle as they have for centuries. Tonight we will camp at the renowned Simba camp on the edge of the magnificent Ngorongoro crater. The views from the camp are spectacular.
DAY 9: NGORONGORO – MASAI
At first light we make the daring descent into the crater in our smaller 4×4 safari vehicles and here we explore this marvel of nature with its sheer walls and fertile plains. With the possibility to view almost all of Africa’s mammals, including the rare Black Rhino at close range in open plains, this has to be the finest game viewing available. Returning to Simba camp, we will enjoy lunch before exiting the park and descending the escarpment to our camp. Here we will camp for two nights, literally amongst the Masai people.
DAY 10: MASAI VILLAGE
Today we will explore the village and its surrounds on foot, we will spend time absorbing the unique culture hoping to experience the Masai dancing and will barter in the markets – all the time witnessing the traditional way of life. Camp the night.
DAY 11: ARUSHA
After an early start we make our way toward Arusha, the town at the foothill of the beautiful Mount Meru. Here we will spend the afternoon exploring this lively town and its local markets. Tonight we will enjoy an own expense meal at a local restaurant.
DAY 12: TRANSFER TO NAIROBI
After breakfast we set off to complete the circle back to Nairobi. ( On occasion we may use the shuttle bus to transfer clients.) This road travels through some spectacular scenery and on a clear day offers stunning views of the mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. En-route to Nairobi city, the transfer will pass via the airport to facilitate clients who are flying out today. Clients staying on in Nairobi or continuing their travels will be taken into the city centre.
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This tour starts in Nairobi & departs fortnightly on Saturdays
2018 RATES – EUR 2,295.00