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Group size: Min 2
Tour Code : AB05
Single Supplement : Not applicable
Safari Vehicle Type: 4×4 Safari vehicle & light aircraft
Exceptional game viewing in the renowned Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara National Reserve, Excellent photographic opportunities in the world renowned Masai Mara National Park, Cultural learning, hand in hand with the Masaai, Endless plains and sweeping view. Our private tailormade journeys offer complete freedom of choice. The itinerary below has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences. This tour has been especially created for: First time African Travellers, Wildlife enthusiast, Avid photographers & Value Seekers.
DAY 1 – 3
Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a member of the &Beyond team who will drive you to Wilson Airport in time to connect to your scheduled SafariLink flight to Masai Mara for Mara Bushtops. As Kenya’s most renowned wilderness destination, the Masai Mara National Reserve offers exceptional game viewing, including the opportunity to witness the Great Migration – one of nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles. The park takes its name from the Mara River, which flows through the reserve, and from the Maasai people.
Accommodation: Experience three nights at Mara Bushtops in a tent with ensuite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers.
Meals: Your stay includes accommodation, 3 meals, 2 extended game drives daily or full day game drive with picnic lunch, private conservancy fees, transfers from Siana airstrip, laundry, wifi, complimentary membership to on-site Amani African Spa, non alcoholic drinks, beers, house wines and selected house spirits. Depending on itinerary and duration of stay, also included are bush breakfasts, bush lunches, sun downers, night game drives and walking safaris.
DAY 4 – 5
After breakfast, you will be driven to the airstrip for your scheduled SafariLink flight to Migori Airstrip. Here you will be met by a transfer vehicle and driven across the border to Tarime Airstrip. Upon arrival at Tarime you will depart on your scheduled flight to Kogatende Airstrip for Serengeti Bushtops.The Serengeti National Park, meaning “endless plains” in the Maasai language, is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated wilderness areas and is an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers. It is Tanzania’s oldest game reserve, renowned for the part it plays in the annual Great Migration, when an estimated three million antelope — mostly wildebeest — migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. This epic, seasonal journey is a deeply moving experience and a wonderful photographic subject. Here visitors to the park can roam its sprawling plains on exhilarating game drives or hop into a hot-air balloon for a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure.
Accommodation: Relax for two nights at Serengeti bush-tops in a chalet.
Meals: Your stay includes meals, non-alcoholic drinks, teas and coffees, 2 game drives or one full day game drive with picnic lunch, transfers to / from Kogatende airstrip.
DAY 6 – 7
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kogatende Airstrip in time for your scheduled Tanganyika Flying Company flight to Manyara Airstrip. Upon arrival at the airstrip you will be met by a representative from The Manor at Ngorongoro and transferred by road to the lodge. The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, within the Serengeti, is home to more than 30 000 protected animals. It is an area of spectacular beauty and excellent game viewing, a truly unique safari destination in Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 metre deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants. Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes.
Accommodation: Relax for two nights at The Manor at Ngorongoro in a cottage with ensuite bathroom with shower and bath.
Meals: Your stay includes all meals, laundry, all drinks (excluding champagne, exclusive cellar wines, cognacs, single malt whiskeys and cigars), transfers to and from Manyara Airstrip and day time game drives.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Manyara Airstrip for your scheduled Tanganyika Flying Company flight to Arusha Airport. Here you will be met by a member of the &Beyond team and transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge where a Day room has been booked for you. Later that day, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your outbound flight. The attractive little town of Arusha is situated beneath the towering peaks of Mt. Meru and
Kilimanjaro. Renowned as the safari capital of Tanzania, it offers a plethora of attractions and adventures. The town has numerous first-class restaurants, bars and markets, and is the ideal place to spend a few relaxing days before embarking on a safari or attempting to scale Kili. Not-to-be-missed is the Arusha National Park (in Ngurdoto Crater), the National Natural History Museum, the Laetoli Footprints (set in volcanic ash, dating back 3 500 000 years) and the beautiful coffee plantations that dot the landscape.
Additional Suggested Activities (not included in the rate):
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Masai Mara National Reserve on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon flight. Pass over endless plains, sail over the dramatic Mara River, watch wildlife traverse verdant swaps and cruise past flourishing forests – this adventure is truly a must!
Shanga Shanga Cultural Coffee Tour:
Discover how Tanzania’s famous coffee is grown and try your hand at creating traditional beaded necklaces on this coffee plantation tour with a difference. Stroll through the plantation in the company of a knowledgeable, English-speaking guide, who will explain the delicate process of growing the aromatic bean. Explore the processing plant and witness first-hand the journey the humble coffee bean travels to become a steaming cup of espresso. At the end of the tour indulge your taste buds with an opportunity to sample the delicious brew, accompanied by a slice of decadent coffee cake. End your adventure on a high note in the Shanga Shangaa workshop, where physically challenged craftsmen create glittering necklaces from recycled powder glass beads. Take a few moments to sit with the workers and try your own hand at beading.
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