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12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Safari to Masai Mara - Lake Victoria - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Lake Manyara - Amboseli Camping Safari
 
 Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
 Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
Arrival Airport where you will be Meet, Greet & Assist. Transfer to hotel. Rest & Relax.
 
Once you arrive at the airport, your guide will meet you and drive you to your hotel in Nairobi where you can relax for an evening
 
 Day 2: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation choices: Mara Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Maasai Mara. Afternoon Game Drive   
Your safari begin in the Nairobi in the morning and drive to the floor of the Rift Valley - to Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving Mara  Camp in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
 
Day 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation choices: Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning and Afternoon Game Drive 
Optional: Visit to Tribal Village & Walking Safari
    
Morning and afternoon game drives will lead you to some of Africa's largest lion prides, herds of zebra, antelopes, buffaloes, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, and hyenas. Accommodations include en suite restroom facilities and secluded verandahs. In between game drives, lounge at the pool or bar, or enjoy a mid-day nap.

 

Day 4: Lake Victoria -Tanzania
Accommodations: Speke Bay Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Cross Board into Tanzania, Clear Immigration
Transfer to Lake Victoria.
Optional: Visit to Tribal Village & Walking Safari, Fishing Canoeing
 or a host of other fun activities.                                                             
You cross into Tanzania. Enroute enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Victoria. Speke Bay Lodge is situated on the south-eastern shore of Lake Victoria in Tanzania. Speke Bay is part of Speke Gulf, named after the famous explorer John Hanning Speke, who, in 1858, discovered Lake Victoria as the source of the Nile. Embraced by savannah, the Lodge looks like a small village, stretched out along the shores of the lake. The main buildings and luxury accommodation are round in form, built to perfection, painted white and thatched with a grass roof in the traditional style of the local tribe, the Sukuma.

 

Day 5: Serengeti National Park
Accommodations: Serengeti Campsite
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Serengeti  - Afternoon Game Drive
. Afterwards you proceed towards Ndabaka Gate and enter Serengeti through the Western Corridor. You pass through green Savannah with Elephants and Giraffs roaming around through a stretch of land which is rarely visited by travellers to reach Central Serengeti. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “Siringet” referring to an endless plain which you will experience on your way to your lodge located at the Niaroboro Hills where you have spectacular views through huge panorama windows. Dinner and overnight at at Serengeti . FB Seronera campsite.
 
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Accommodations: Serengeti Campsite
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
Optional: Visit to Tribal Village & Walking Safari           
 A full day of game drives around Serengeti. You can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. We are very flexible with choosing our route will be on the track with the migration on its way to Masai Mara. Overnight at at Serengeti Seronera campsite . FB

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy
Accommodations: Ngorongoro Simba camp
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Ngorongoro, Optioanal visit to Olduvai Gorge and Museum
          
After breakfast, take a drive in the Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy Area, with a mid-day break for a picnic lunch. We visit the Olduvai Gorge and museum, the site of the remains of prehistoric man. The Ngorongoro Crater was formed millions of years ago by the collapse of a long extinct volcano. The resulting 100 square mile depression, surrounded by a 2000 foot volcanic rim, contains water and forage necessary to support most of the familiar African wildlife. Don't be surprised to see Maasai herders and their livestock, especially on the crater rim; the Conservation Area protects both wildlife and Maasai.

 

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy
Accommodations: Ngorongoro Simba camp
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Spend the day game viewing in the Crater, Picnic Lunch in Crater
Spend another day on the crater floor viewing game; as many as 30,000 animals populate the crater. Lions, cheetahs, and jackals prey upon large herds of zebra, wildebeest, and antelope. The lake on the floor of the crater supports wading hippos and a myriad of birdlife. Elephants are rare within the crater, though lone, non-breeding bulls roam the region, their great tusks reaching out before them. Arrange to visit a local Maasai village and see how this proud, resourceful people live in harmony with the animals.

 

Day 9: Lake Manyara National Park
Accommodations: Lake Manyara Campsite
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Lake Manyara - Afternoon Game Drive     
Travel to Lake Manyara, an amazing wildlife sanctuary famous for its tree climbing lions and dramatic views. It is located in a depressed valley where the red and brown cliffs of the western wall of Great Rift Valley seem to rise up out of the lake itself. Springs rising from the base of the escarpment provide a welcome water supply. While the lions may be shy (visitors who spot them are lucky indeed), Manyara includes a variety of habitats, home to a variety of big game and a rich assortment of birdlife.

 

Day 10: Amboseli National Park
Accommodations: Amboseli Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Cross Board into Kenya, clear immigration, Transfer to Amboseli. Afternoon Game Drive
     
Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. Set in rolling savannah scenery it is dwarfed by the presence of the pink-tinged, snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at 5,896 meters, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and topped by one fifth of all the ice in Africa..

 

Day 11: Amboseli National Park
Accommodations: Amboseli Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning and afternoon Game Drives
Optional: Visit to Tribal Village & Walking Safari
         
Morning and afternoon game drives over the park's dusty roads (some of these are impassable during the rainy season due to the ashy soil), and you're likely to spot wildebeest and zebra attracted to the marshes and swamps fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. You may also spot white rhinos on the fringes of the marshes as well as a great variety of birdlife (some 425 species of bird populate the park). With Kilimanjaro providing a dramatic backdrop, your photographs will be stunning. East Africa game avoids the mid-day heat by dozing in the shade.

 

Day 12: Amboseli National Park - Nairobi City
Meal Plan: Breakfast
Activity: Predawn Game drive > Breakfast > Transfer to Nairobi at Leisure. Optional Activity include Souvenir shopping, farewell dinner etc. Airport departure transfer
              
An early morning game drive is followed by a breakfast feast. Take your time to say Kwaheri to simba and his friends. We leave when you're ready. In the evening we chauffeur you to the airport and bid you bon voyage as you catch your flight home.

 

Optional Extensions: Beach Vacation in Mombasa or Zanzibar. Additional days in Nairobi to visit places of interest
 
 
12 days  Kenya and Tanzania - Sweetwaters - Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara - Lake Victoria - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Lake Manyara Camping Adventure
 
Day 1: Arrival Nairobi
You will be met at the International Airport of Nairobi by your Driver/Guide and our representative and taken to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure booked on half board basis, HB
 
Day 2: Nairobi - Sweetwaters (BLD)
In the morning at 0800hrs pick up from your hotel in Nairobi and travel to Nanyuki at the foot of Mt. Kenya for lunch. Your camp lies in the heart of the private 24,000 acre Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary. At 1500hrs after lunch, leave for afternoon game drives in the Sanctuary to look for giraffe, zebra, elephant, cheetah and lion. You will have dinner and overnight at Nanyuki Budget Hotel, FB
 
Day 3: Sweetwaters- Lake Nakuru
After breakfast you proceed to Lake Nakuru. After arrival you check in at your Budget Hotel. After lunch and some rest game drive at Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes and best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingoes nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingoes on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Rocks. Also of interest, an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothchild giraffe and black rhinos. Overnight at the Budget Hotel FB
 
Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
After breakfast, proceed to Lake Naivasha where you enjoy a beautiful boat trip on Lake Naivasha, a true bird sanctuary. On your way along the lakeshores you will see hippos socializing lazily in the shallow waters or hiding in dense papyrus forest. Lunch will be taken at Elsamere, a haven for lovers of nature, set in Acacia forest on the banks of Lake Naivasha. It is the former home of the late Joy Adamson who, together with her husband George, became world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with lioness Elsa, as told in her best selling book ‘Born Free’. After lunch you make your way to Masai Mara with viewing various games on the way, birds, herds of Antelopes, Zebra, giraffe, Elephants, gazelle, etc. While on the way, you have chances to visit Maasai local village (Manyata) and take some photos of really Maasai with their culture attires. At Masai Mara you go for an afternoon game drive with high chances of seeing the’ Big five’ and many other wild animals set to retire for the day. Overnight at the camp. FB
 
Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve
Full day of game drive at Maasai Mara.. Depending on the game drive nature you will have a great moment to visit the famous Mara River whereby different types of animals mingle to drink water, Picnic lunch in the bush. You will have either at Masai Mara or Serengeti the chance to experience the ‘Great Migration’ and some 1.5 millions of wildebeest an zebras on the move. In the evening you go for a night game drive which is an extraordinary safari experience watching Masai Mara’s nocturnal life like porcupine, aardvark, servalcat and mongoose. Dinner and overnight at the Camp. FB
 
Day 6: Masai Mara – Isebania - Private Island in Lake Victoria
Early morning game drive at Masai Mara and leaving after breakfast. Proceed to Isebania for Border crossing into Tanzania. After visa and border procedures, drive along the lakeshore to Musoma one of the major towns at Lake Victoria. In Musoma take a speedboat which will take you to an Island in Lake Victoria and to a budget Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and possibility to swim in the warm water of Lake Victoria. FB.
 
Day 7: Lake Victoria - Serengeti
In the morning we go out for a boattrip to Lake Victoria by local fishermen. Afterwards you proceed towards Ndabaka Gate and enter Serengeti through the Western Corridor. You pass through green Savannah with Elephants and Giraffs roaming around through a stretch of land which is rarely visited by travellers to reach Central Serengeti. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “Siringet” referring to an endless plain which you will experience on your way to your lodge located at the Niaroboro Hills where you have spectacular views through huge panorama windows. Dinner and overnight at at Serengeti . FB Seronera campsite.
 
Day 8: Serengeti National Park
A full day of game drives around Serengeti. You can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. We are very flexible with choosing our route will be on the track with the migration on its way to Masai Mara. Overnight at at Serengeti Seronera campsite . FB
 
Day 9: Serengeti – Olduvai Gorge - Ngorongoro
One Early morning game drive after tea/coffee which is the best time to see the animals as they get out from their hide for the morning preys or return from their night hunt. After lunch breakfast you leave for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. Arrival to Ngorongoro for lunch. In the afternoon you go for a Walking safari at the Northern Crater Rim inhabited by buffaloes, elephants and different species of monkeys escorted by an armed ranger guide. Overnight at Ngorongoro Simba which providing a wonderful view towards the crater. FB
 
Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater Tour
After breakfast you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater on World Heritage Site holding a permanent population of more than 30 000 animals. As only very few of those migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. The Crater is also home to the rare black rhino almost extinct in Tanzania. With a bit of luck you will see the ‘Big Five’ during one game drive. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Simba. FB
 
Day 11: Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara
In the morning you drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty with lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees. Lots of elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an "Acacia tortilis" tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Mto wa Mbu. FB
 
Day 12: Manyara - Arusha-Nairobi
Time at leisure in the morning until your departure transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for departure or to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar for beach extension. Breakfast included.

 
 12 Days Kenya Tanzania Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru - Amboseli - Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro Camping Joining Safari
 
Day 1. Nairobi

Pick up from airport and transfer to Nairobi Hotel

Days 2. Maasai Mara
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to the floor of the Rift Valley - to Maasai Mara Game Reserve arriving Mara  Camp in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Approx Transit time: 5 hrs
Meal plan: {L, D}
 
Day 3. Maasai Mara
Spend the day in Maasai Mara, Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant.
Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend entire day in the the park, or you can choose to have early morning and late afternoon game drives.
You will also have the option of visiting a local Maasai village (US$20 per person).
All meals and overnight at Mara  Camp.
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
 
Day 4. Maasai Mara/Lake Nakuru
Depart Maasai Mara after breakfast for Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving Budget Hotel in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild's giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
 
Day 5. Lake Nakuru/Amboseli
Another morning game drive in Nakuru, then depart via Nairobi for Amboseli National Park with pinic lunch on the way. The park is famous for its big game and great scenic beauty whose entire landscape is dominated by Mt Kilimanjaro. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
 
Day 6. Amboseli
Early morning pre-breakfast game drive at 6.30am, when you have the best chance to see the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. Return to the camp for late breakfast. The rest of the morning is at leisure. Afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight at Amboseli camp Meal Plan: {B, L, D}
 
Day 7. Lake Manyara
Depart Amboseli after breakfast and driving to Namanga (Kenya/Tanzania border) where you will change vehicle and driver/guide and proceed to Arusha for lunch at Impala Hotel. Then drive on to Lake Manyara National Park for dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara camp.
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {B, L, D}
 
Day 8. Serengeti
Morning game drive in Manyara Park, a park dotted with exotic trees such as the giant fig, baobab and mahogany and famour for lions that sprawl on trees (though rare these days). Depart after lunch for Serengeti Nat. Park arriving Serengeti camp for dinner and overnight.
Approx transit time: 4 hrs
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}
 
Day 9. Serengeti
Full day in Serengeti. Morning and afternoon game drives in the rolling grasslands studded with wildlife for as far as the eye can see. All meals and overnight at Serengeti camp
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}
 
Day 10. Ngorongoro
Another morning game drive in Serengeti, departing after lunch for Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge for a brief visit of the museum. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Camp Approx transit time: 3 hrs Meal Plan: {B, L, D}
 
Day 11. Ngorongoro
After breakfast descend down to the crater floor for day crater tour, returning to Ngorongoro Camp for lunch. Afternoon at leisure with optional visit to a local Maasai village. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Meal Plan: {B, L, D}
 
Day 12. Back to Arusha/Nairobi/Out
Depart Ngorongoro after breakfast and drive to Arusha. Lunch at Impala Hotel then to be assisted to board afternoon shuttle bus back to Nairobi arriving approx 18:30hrs (a flying option is available). Drop at your hotel or at the airport for onward flight.
End of our services.
Approx transit time: 8 hrs
Meal Plan: {B, L}

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