11 Days Great Plains & Savannah

Kenya + Tanzania Expeditions
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$3,740pp
From Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara to the vast plains of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Spot the Big Five, meet Masai warriors and witness Africa’s stunning natural beauty!

Full Package Itinerary

 
Day 01 - Nairobi

Monday. Welcome to Nairobi! We’ll be there to collect you at Nairobi Airport and transfer you to the Wildebeest Eco Camp. Dinner and overnight at Eka Hotel.

 
Day 2: Nairobi - Masai Mara

Nairobi - Masai Mara. Today we head on to the Masai Mara National Reserve. We enter Masai land where these habitual pastoralists are often seen tending their cattle from the side of the road. We pass through the town of Narok, and continue our drive possibly getting a glimpse of some wildlife along the way. Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sand Rivers Camp.

 
Day 3: Full Day Masai Mara

Masai Mara. We depart shortly after sunrise on our game drive into the Masai Mara Reserve. The Masai Mara is well known as one of East Africa’s best National Reserves and is home to a wide variety of wildlife species. Most famous for the Annual Migration, that consists of the impressive herds of over 1 million wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle that cross over from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania; the Masai Mara is most popular between July and October when these vast herds feast on the fresh grazing here. Following these herbivores are Africa’s predators that are often seen at a kill during this period. We game drive through a section of the park in search of the ‘Big 5’- elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion & leopard; along with the many other species of animals, reptiles and birds who make call this wilderness home. All meals and overnight at Mara Sand Rivers Camp

 
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park

Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru. Leaving Masai Mara we head towards our first overnight stop in the area of Lake Nakuru National Park, famous as the home to thousands of greater and lesser flamingo. The park also provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffe, rhino and leopard. Arrive for lunch in Nakuru. Afternoon game drive in the park, a home to millions of flamingos and more recently leopards, black rhino and white rhino. After lunch proceed on a game-viewing drive returning for dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill. Full Board.

 
Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru. This morning we begin our exploration of the Lake Nakuru National Park. The park was established as a sanctuary for black and white rhino, which are often seen. We spend the day searching for these pre-historic looking beasts as well as the elusive leopard, encountering buffalo, giraffe, and various antelope. After our game drive, we head back to the Lodge. All meals and Overnight at Sarova LionHill Lodge.

 
Day 6: Kisii & the Gusii Highlands

Masai Mara - Kisii/Kericho Area. After breakfast we leave the Lake Nakuru and head to Kisii/Kericho passing through the picturesque tea plantations along the way. These towns are the main commercial centres in the Gusii Highlands, where cash crops like tea and coffee thrive because of its equatorial climate. We replenish our stocks before heading for Tanzania tomorrow. Overnight: Kisii/Kericho Area | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 7 Musoma

Kisii/Kericho - Musoma. We depart Kenya and head south into Tanzania. After border formalities, our drive takes us through the scenic granite landscapes adjacent to Africa’s largest lake – Lake Victoria. We spend the night at a campsite on the banks of Lake Victoria in the fishing town of Musoma. Overnight: Musoma | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 8 Serengeti National Park

Musoma - Serengeti. Today we head to the Serengeti National Park, entering the park after lunch. The Serengeti (Masai for “endless plains”) is famous for its enormous concentration of game (especially the big cats) and for the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelles. The abundance of plains game in this area is truly astounding. We enter the park through the lesser travelled western corridor and game drive en-route. Check in at Serengeti Migration Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater

Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater. After an early start we continue our game drive through the Serengeti National Park in search of the resident wildlife and head to the southern part of the park where we have the chance to see the endless plains this park is renowned for. With some luck, we may see some of Africa’s ‘Big 5’! We cross from the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Conservation area at lunch time and begin our climb up the steep Crater edge. All meals and Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 
Day 10: Arusha

Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha. The Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 m high walls and 20 km width is a natural marvel. The Crater’s rim offers spectacular views, but the true scale of this caldera is only appreciated from the floor itself where the abundance of its animal inhabitants becomes apparent. It is home to nearly every species of African animal and offers a chance to view an incredible concentration of East African mammals, such as elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, lion and plain’s game. After spending the morning game driving in The Crater we continue to Arusha Arusha Coffee Lodge for Overnight and Dinner.

 
Day 11: Nairobi / Depart

Arusha - Nairobi. After breakfast, we begin our journey back to Nairobi. On arrival in the late afternoon. Lunch and later on transfer to the Airport on your onward flight.






 
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