14 Days Classic Kenya & Tanzania

Kenya + Tanzania Expeditions
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$4,980pp
Experience the best of Kenya and Tanzania staying in luxury camps and lodges. Watch “The Big 5” and wildebeest migration across Serengeti and Masai Mara. Discover the incomparable beauty of Ngorongoro Crater, a timeless wildlife oasis. Balloon ride over Mara or Serengeti with champagne breakfast on landing. Visit dramatic landscape of Samburu for unique animal species e.g. gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa Oryx, ostrich. Visit to Masai people for a closer encounter with their rich nomadic-lifestyle. Explore Olduvai Gorge where Leakey family discovered human fossils. View of the Legendary Mount Kilimanjaro.

Full Package Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, you will be met greeted by our company’s representative and transferred to Nairobi Serena hotel |Intercontinental hotel | similar in city centre. Meal Plan: BB. This dynamic and sophisticated “Green City in the Sun” offers many attractions. Visit cultural centres, or Karen Blixen Museum author of ‘‘Out of Africa’’ movie, Giraffe centre sanctuary and hand-feed the gentle endangered Rothschild giraffes, later visit the Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage Trust and learn how orphaned baby elephants and rhinos are bottle-fed and re-introduced back to the wild.

 
DAYS 2 & 3: NAIROBI - SAMBURU: [Approx: 4 hours]

Depart after breakfast to the land of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, Samburu National Game Reserve lies on the fringes of the vast and semi-arid park located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro River near Mount Kenya. The reserve is the home of ‘‘Kamunyak’’ a lioness famous for adopting Oryx calves. Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness. Their story was made famous by the bestselling book and award-winning movie "Born Free”.

Elegance is on display with several large game species common to Kenya's northern plains the gerenuks a unique gazelle with a long neck that stands on it’s behind legs, the Grevy's zebras with huge fury ears, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx. Elephant, Leopards, Cheater, lions and crocodile are guaranteed sightings. Morning, afternoon, and evening’s game drive then return to camp/lodge for time to relax, and enjoy sundowner’s cocktails and dinner at the lodge. Dinner and overnight-stay at Samburu Ashnil Lodge | Samburu Intrepids |Samburu Larsens| Similar. Meal Plan: BLD

 
DAY 4: SAMBURU - OL PEJETA RANCH: [Approx: 3 hours]

Depart after breakfast and travel south along the scenic flanks of Mount Kenya to Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp. This will be your vantage point for exploring the riches of Ol Pejeta Ranch and Laikipia plateau. Ol Pejeta Game Conservancy boasts a higher wildlife-to-area ratio than any other Kenyan national park. Enjoy unprecedented opportunities for wildlife watching via guided walk, camel trek, or day and night game drives. Sightings of the Big Five (elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, and leopard) typically abound. Dinner and overnight-stay at Sweet Waters Luxury tented camp | Ol Pejeta | Similar. Meal Plan: BLD.

 
DAY 5: LAKE ELEMENTAITA & SOYSAMBU CONSERVANCY: [Approx: 3 hours]

After breakfast, drive to Thomson Falls and feel the cooling mist from its 236-foot cascade that feeds the dense forest below. Then proceed to Berera Farm, a working coffee and tea farm where your hosts will welcome you for a tour and lunch, following which you’ll safari on to Lake Elementaita and Soysambu Conservancy for an afternoon game drive and lake shore walk. During your easy walk along the shores of Lake Elementaita you will see the only breeding ground for the great white pelican, flamingos, and a wide variety of other birds and mammals. Walk to the “Out of Africa” plains or nearby hill with panoramic views of the conservancy. Upon arrival as the sun begins to set, gather around the campfire for sundowners – taking in the natural beauty around you until dark. The sundowner is an essential part of safari life and dates back to the time of the great safaris of the 1920’s. Timed to start as the sun begins its descent, the sundowner experience begins with a gentle evening game drive, arriving at the sundowner site just as the evening sky turns gold-pink. As night falls, you will be driven back to your Luxury camp/lodge. Dinner and overnight-stay at Lake Elementaita Serena Luxury tented camp | Sentrim Hotel | Similar. Meal Plan: BLD

 
DAY 6: LAKE ELEMENTAITA -- MASAI MARA: [Approx: 4 hours]

Depart for Masai Mara National Reserve travelling via the Great Rift Valley view point for a brief-stop for panoramic and breathtaking views. Descend the escarpment and drive through the Hemingway-trails arriving in good time for lunch at your luxury lodge. Spend two nights here to explore, discover and experience the magic and 7th wonder of the world - “Masai Mara Game Reserve’’ a spectacular watch of the immense “Big-Five” Lion, Rhino, Buffaloes, Cheater and Elephant and wildebeest migration from Serengeti-park Tanzania into Masai Mara-Kenya.

Expertise and experience of our driver-guides will maximize your chances of seeing all the splendours of Masai Mara and beyond. A family of cheetah sunning themselves sleepily on a rock, the drama of a lion makes a kill just 15-20 feet away from you, or the thrill of elephant charge. The trees in the distance turn out to be giraffe’s family. The clump of bushes is a pride of lions. And the rock that moves may be a rhino lumbering out of your way. Proceed to the Mara River where you’ll enjoy a sumptuous picnic lunch at the River. Visit Maasai tribesmen in their villages for an up-close cultural-tour. In any event, the sheer mass and spectacle of the animals surrounding you will provide endless opportunities to fill many an album of treasured memories. Dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge | Mara Sopa Lodge | Sarova Mara Luxury Tented Camp | Similar. Meal Plan: BLD

 
DAY 7: EXPLORE THE MAGIC OF MASAI MARA:

Take full advantage of all the Mara has to offer with an entire day to explore. Choose from a wide range of activities including a hot-air-balloon-ride in the morning and game drives, optional guided nature and bird-spotting walks, and cultural visits to local Maasai villages to learn traditional folkways. Dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge | Mara Sopa Lodge | Sarova Mara Luxury Tented Camp | Similar. Meal Plan: BLD.

 
DAY 8: MASAI MARA – SERENGETI [Approx: 6-7 hours]

After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park across the border town of Isebania between Kenya and Tanzania. After immigration formalities, have lunch then proceed into the spectacular western Serengeti. Your holiday adventure begins here with game drive en route to your luxury camp/lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mbalageti Tented camp | Serengeti Sopa Lodge | Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge | Similar. Meal Plan: BLD.

 
DAY 9: SERENGETI FULL DAY

Immersed into Africa’s wild beauty with a full day of exploration in this splendid park. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at the camp, enjoy optional hot-air-balloon-safari and guided nature walks as well as morning and afternoon game drives. While the annual migration is the Serengeti’s most famous attraction, the park is also renowned for its population of lions. Adding to the wealth of wildlife are cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo, and warthog. Dinner and overnight at Mbalageti Tented camp | Serengeti Sopa Lodge | Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge | Similar. Meal Plan: BLD.

 
DAY 10: WESTERN & SOUTHERN SERENGETI [Approx: 7 hours]

Early breakfast and embark on a leisurely game-drive through central and southern Serengeti National Park. As you safari, you will come to understand why no words can do justice to the wonders of the fabled Serengeti. The name is Maasai for “endless plain,” and that is what stretches before you. In this land of infinite vistas, reality becomes dreamlike. Thundering herds, vast flocks of birdlife, and an endless abundance of natural beauty make this one of the most legendary places on earth. Dinner and overnight at Mbalageti Tented camp | Serengeti Sopa Lodge | Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge | Similar. Meal Plan: BLD.

 
DAY 11: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CRATER [Approx: 4 hours]

Depart after breakfast to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. On the way, you’ll stop to explore the world-famous Olduvai Gorge pre-historic site where the fossils of early man were founded “The Cradle of Mankind”. Then proceed on to the truly astounding sight of Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world’s largest and most perfect volcanic craters. Called “the eighth wonder of the world,” it is an utterly unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, some over 20,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes, and forests of this land that time forgot, dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos, lions, and a glorious variety of birdlife. Lunch served in the crater-floor will be one of your most memorable picnics ever. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge | Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge | Similar. Meal Plan: BLD.

 
DAY 12: NGORONGORO CRATER – AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast depart for Amboseli via Namanga-town border of Kenya/Tanzania. After immigration formalities and changing of vehicles, lunch is served then proceeds on to Amboseli National Park. Dominated by the magnificent presence of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, Amboseli is one of Kenya’s oldest and most famous parks. Endlessly panoramic yet comparatively compact, it is dotted with emerald-green swamps in which great herds of elephant wallow, half-submerged in the papyrus grasses. In the afternoon, a game drive will introduce you to the lush swamps of this fascinating landscape. As evening falls, return to camp and enjoy sundowners by the campfire before dinner in the central dining room. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Amboseli Sopa Lodge | AA-Lodges | Similar. Meal Plan: BLD

 
DAY 13: EXPLORE THE MAGIC OF AMBOSELI PARK

It is quite an experience to see Kilimanjaro hovering above the clouds in an early morning. Amboseli provides endless wonders with fascinating features including the dried-out lakebed of prehistoric Lake Amboseli, rolling savannah, and lush green swamps. The plains are alive with antelopes, spotted hyenas, jackals, warthogs, olive baboons, and vervet monkeys. With luck you may sight a lion, leopard, or cheetah. Observation Hill, a conical peak which is easily climbed, offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Lunch and dinner will be taken at the lodge, whose grounds also offer optional nature walks with bird-watching; there are 250 species in the grounds alone. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge | Amboseli Sopa Lodge | AA-Lodges | Similar. Meal Plan: BLD.

 
DAY 14: AMBOSELI PARK – NAIROBI [Approx: 3 hours]

After breakfast, enjoy one last game drive en-route to Nairobi for lunch. A transfer is provided to the airport. Please contact our central office for an update of your flight departure and you would like to request a day room or Nairobi excursion. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch. Note: Return to Nairobi, spend the afternoon at leisure in a day-room, and then attend memorable farewell dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant: Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.







 
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