Kenya and Tanzania

Day 1:  Arrival, meet and greet -  Nairobi : Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be met  by our airport representative and transferred to your city hotel for overnight.  Our rep will take you through a brief pre-safari orientation before embarking on  your dream safari adventure of  Kenya. This Hotel is regarded as  the traditional launching point for East Africa safaris.  Rest of the day  free at leisure. Overnight. Boulevard Hotel   www.sentrim-hotels.com   B, booked on bed  and breakfast

Day 2: Nairobi- Masai Mara Game Reserve : Picked from your Nairobi  hotel  and climb the Western Escarpment of the Rift Valley and head towards  Masai Mara.  With its vast open plains and distinctive flat-topped acacia  trees, acacia trees, no visit to Kenya would be complete without a visit here.  Enjoying views of picturesque Masai tribesmen herding cattle on the way, you  arrive in time for lunch and a well  deserved rest! Afternoon game drive  includes searching for the Big Five, elephants, Buffalos, lions, Rhinos and  leopards, before returning to your lodge as the sun sets!  Dinner  and overnight:  Mara  Sopa Lodge  or similar www.sopalodges.com   (L,D) Distance Approx. 350 kms – 5-6 hrs drive -   (Poor  road network- Half of the way roads are in poor state, with potholes and it may  take more time than the estimated.)

Day 3:   Masai Mara Game Reserve : Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great  opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve,  home to Kenya’s most varied animal population. Lions may be  seen throughout the park, along with elephant, giraffe and zebra. Cheetah and  leopard are also regularly spotted, and you may also find rhino.  After a  rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. or A full  day game drive with picnic lunch boxes  (full day game drive including  visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and a great chance to view the  “Big Five” . You will have picnic lunch at Hippo Pool. Spend your days in this magnificent savannah country, home  to Kenya’s most varied animal  .. Watch the animal kingdom come to life  against the impressive African sunrise and sunsets Dinner and Overnight  –  Mara Sopa Lodge or similar (B,L,D).

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Day 4: Masai Mara- Lake Naivasha : Check out to continue your  adventure safari to Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake in the western rim of the  Rift Valley with spectacular views of Mt. Longonot and on to the base of dormant  volcanoes and the vast wheat and barley farms to the breathtaking and stunning  views with endless plains. You arrive in time for the buffet lunch and a short  rest . In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride enroute to the crescent Island renown  its beautiful views and remembered for the movie ‘Out of Africa’ featuring  Merrily Stripe and Robert Redford as part of it was filmed there. Enjoy the  guided walk in the Island learning about traditional herbal medicine and getting  up close to the animals resident in the island. You will meet face to face with  among others, Giraffes, gazelles, zebras, wildebeest, African hare and the  elusive Africa python snake. Return by boat to the main land with hosts your  lodge.  Dinner and overnight: Naivasha Sopa  Lodge www.sopalodges.com/naivasha/home.html    B,L, D). Distance -  Approx 290 kms – 45hrs drive

Day 5: Lake Naivasha-  Amboseli National Park : After  breakfast, embark on your dream safari adventure of  Kenya  through the vast endless open plains of Athi  and on the whistling   Acacia trees of masai land. Just about 2 hours driving southwards from Nairobi,  and on a clear day, you will be watching the majestic mount Kilimanjaro also  known as the Roof of Africa. You will arrive in good time for buffet lunch in  the lodge. Short rest before the your afternoon game drive begins. Explore the  swampy areas looking for the Big four wildlife and plenty of birds that abundant  in this semi- arid park. Return to your lodge as the sun sets!   Dinner and Overnight: Amboseli  Sentirm Camp www.sentrim-hotels.com     or similar  B,L,D -  Distance: Approx: 360 kms – 5 hrs drive

Day 6: Amboseli National Park  (the roof of  Africa) : Today pre- breakfast morning and afternoon game drives are  included. A game drive through Amboseli takes you across this vast lakebed -  often dry, but still very swampy in some areas.  Amboseli is best known for  its great herds of elephant – you will often find many of them standing   knee-deep in the water, spraying themselves to keep cool.  But there is  a  lot of other game here too – cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, many types  of  gazelle and other plains game- and it is all set against the  amazing  backdrop of majestic  Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters)showing  all its glory. Dinner and Overnight:  Amboseli Sentirm  Camp or similar  (B,L,D)

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Day 7:  Amboseli-  Ngorongoro  Conservation Area Park : Check after breakfast and transfer to Namanga,  Kenya-Tanzania Border outpost, where you will change vehicles and drivers as  well. Enter Tanzania after customs and immigration procedures. You will spot in  Arusha for lunch and then embark on a drive to Ngorongoro through the scenic  countryside dotted with Baobab trees and stunning views of Eastern rim of the  great rift valley. Rest of the afternoon, you will be free at leisure to explore  on your own or participate in nature walking safari or a visit to the nearby  Masai Village as optional extra. Dinner and Overnight:  Ngorongoro Farm House www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/ngorongorofarmhouse /  B,  L,D Distance Approx: 300 kms 5 hrs drive

Day 8: Ngorongoro – Serengeti National  Park : Depart  with packed picnic lunch boxes for half day Crater game drive in the Park, then  proceed to Serengeti in the afternoon via Olduvai Gorge Ngorongoro crater is at  the depth of 2,000 feet, this is caldera, created by the collapse of an extinct  volcano, contains what might be called “LOST WORLD” of wildlife and in  co-existence of cattle herding Masai with an estimated 30,000 different species  of wildlife recorded there. At Oduvai the history of mankind is explored on a  visit here, where in 1959, famed archaeologists Leakey discovered the fossilized  remains of the earliest known man, believed to be about 1.8 millions years  old.  Enjoy the colourful lecture and proceed on to serengeti arriving  in time for an enroute game drive to the lodge. Dinner and Overnight: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp  B,L,D Distance Approx: 180 kms 3 hrs drive    www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/serengetimediumcamp

Day 9: Serengeti National  Park : Serengeti is  unique as its name, with plains, rivers and rocky outcroppings known as ‘Kopjes’  all have resident populations of wildlife and panoramas are breathtaking.   You will explore this park with morning and afternoon game drives in search of  large predators and the gentle herbivores which they depend on for  survival.  Dinner and Overnight:  Serengeti Kati Kati  Tented Camp B,L,D

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Day 10:  Serengeti National Park –  Lake Manyara : Today you will  journey  to Manyara arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. In the  afternoon, you will visit Lake Manyara Park for a game drive to watch the Tree  climbing lions among other Big game in the vast and forested Park. You will your  game drive will take you to the lake to view flamingos.  Dinner and  overnight: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge B,L,D www.kirurumu.net/kirurumu_manyara_lodge.html  Distance Approx: 230 kms  5 hrs drive

Day 11:  Lake Manyara- Mt.  Kilimanjaro : Depart after breakfast  to a journey to the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro with lunch boxes. Here you will be  guided on walk around the mountain regarded as the tallest in Africa. You will  return back to Arusha town for overnight. Overnight: NEW ARUSHA HOTEL  B,L, Distance Approx: 130 kms 2 hrs drive

Day 12:  Arusha-  Nairobi- Departure : Depart after  breakfast and journey back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at the world  renown Carnivore restaurant www.tamarind.co.ke ; this is an African Barbeque restaurant where meat is  charcoal roasted and served hot on your plate. Vegetarian Menu  available!   After lunch, you will be transferred to airport for your  outbound flight or your hotel in the city. B,L, Distance 270 kms 4hrs  drive – B, L, D – Breakfast, Lunch,   Dinner.

5599.00 Sep 01 to Dec 10

6199.00 Dec 11 to Jan 02

5599.00 Jan 03 to Apr 30

5499.00 May 01 to May 31

5599.00 Jun 01 to Aug 31

Tax is 649.00 Cad

Hot air Balloon 465.00 US $