KENYA TANZANIA
Africa's natural history alone would make all your visits worthwhile. Where else on earth can you fall asleep to the sound of lions roaring, or watch a million flamingos take off from the waters of a remote lake? Parts of Africa boast scenery so spectacular they'll blow your mind, but the essence of this incredible continent isn't in any desert, mountain or lake. It's the spirit of the people – pushing, shoving, sweating, dancing, singing and laughing – that infects so many visitors with a travel bug so powerful they'll never stop coming back, sometimes against all sense or reason. Bargain with merchants among the cool, narrow streets of an Arabic medina, dance to the thumping beats coming from a market stall, or shoot the breeze with fishermen under Indian Ocean palm trees, and you'll be struck more than anything else by the honesty, warm-heartedness and vitality of the African people.
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THE GREAT AFRICAN SAFARI
8 Days Tour
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THR GREAT AFRICAN SAFARI
8 Days Tour
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Day 1 Met on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta airport, safari briefing with maps & after refreshments, drive down the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru to arrive at Lion Hill Lodge for lunch. 3.30pm tour of Lake Nakuru National park, famo us for it's pink flamingoes as well as being a sanctuary for the endangered black rhino. Lions too can be seen in this park. Dinner & overnight
Day 2 Breakfast & at 8.00am drive to Maasai Mara Game reserve – home to lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, antelope and giraffe. Arrive at Mara Sopa Lodge for lunch. 3.30pm afternoon game drive. Dinner & overnight
Day 3 Morning and afternoon game drives in this 1800-sq-km Game Reserve of rolling plains, woodlands and rivers that makes up Maasai Mara triangle – one of the worlds richest wildlife sanctuaries. You will also visit Mara river to look for hippos and crocodiles. All meals & overnight
Day 4 Breakfast & at 7.00am drive back to Nairobi & onto Wilson airport for flight (12.45 – 13.35hrs) to Kilimanjaro. Met o arrival by private 4Wdrive landcruiser & transferred to Arusha for lunch stop (own account). Continue through the Ngorongoro rainforest to the crater. Nothing will prepare you for your first view of the ancient crater – it is one of the most beautiful wildlife havens left on earth!. Arrive at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for dinner & overnight
Day 5 Breakfast & at 8.00am with picnic lunches descend through the early morning mist into the crater floor for game viewing in this 2000 ft. natural amphitheatre formed by collapse of an extinct volcano, host to the big five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and you will be lucky indeed to see leopard. Dinner & overnight
Day 6 Breakfast & at 8.00am with picnic lunches, drive to Olduvai Gorge where the Leakey family in their search for the origins of mankind discovered the skull of "zinjanthropus" believed to have lived over 1.5 million years ago. Enter Serengeti park and with game viewing enroute, drive to Serengeti Serena Lodge for dinner & overnight
Day 7 Morning & afternoon game drives in search of parts of the great wildebeest migration in this area at this time of the year. The herds are closely followed by predators and scavengers on the lookout for animals weakened by the trek. With its wide open spaces & diverse wildlife population, the Serengeti typifies everyone's version of 'Dream Africa'. All meals and overnight.
Day 8 Breakfast & at 8.00am with game viewing across the Serengeti plains, drive to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge spectacularly located overlooking the Great Rift valley for lunch. 3.30pm afternoon game drive at Lake Manyara Park famous for its tree climbing lions and rich birdlife. Dinner & overnight
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BORN FREE
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BORN FREE
10 Days Tour
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Day 1 Met on arrival at Kilimanjaro airport & drive to Arusha for lunch stop (own account). After safari briefing with maps, continue to Lake Manyara Hotel spectacularly located overlooking the Great Rift valley for check-in. Late afternoon at leisure for optional game drive or a guided walk (to book and pay directly). Dinner & overnight
Day 2 Breakfast & at 8.00am with picnic lunches, drive through the Ngorongoro rainforest to Serengeti park. Nothing will prepare you for your first view of the ancient crater – it is one of the most beautiful wildlife havens left on earth! Enter Serengeti park and with game viewing enroute, drive to Seronera Wildlife Lodge for dinner & overnight
Day 3 Full day game drive in search of parts of the great wildebeest migration in this area at this time of the year. The herds are closely followed by predators and scavengers on the lookout for animals weakened by the trek. With its wide open spaces & diverse wildlife population, the Serengeti typifies everyone's version of 'Dream Africa'. All meals and overnight.
Day 4 Breakfast & at 8.00am drive to Ol duvai Gorge where the Leakey family in their search for the origins of mankind discovered the skull of "zinjanthropus" believed to have lived over 1.5 million years ago. Continue to Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge for lunch with afternoon at leisure. Dinner & overnight
Day 5 Breakfast & at 8.00am with picnic lunches descend through the early morning mist into the crater floor for game viewing in this 2000 ft. natural amphitheatre formed by collapse of an extinct volcano, host to the big five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and you will be lucky indeed to see leopard. Dinner & overnight
Day 6 Breakfast & at 8.00am drive back to Arusha for lunch stop (own account). Continue to Namanga (border town between Kenya & Tanzania) clear immigration formalities change over to a safari minibus & drive to Amboseli National park - This was the locale beloved of Hemmingway and Ruark, where the sparkling white snows of Kilimanjaro have been a picturesque back drop to wildlife: lion, elephants, giraffe and a host of gazelles, a perfect photographer's paradise. Arrive at Amboseli Serena Lodge for dinner & overnight.
Day 7 6.30am early morning game drive – the best time to see and photograph the early risers against the backdrop of the mountain before it gets covered by clouds. Return to the lodge for breakfast & lunch. At 3.30pm, a further game drive. Dinner and overnight:
Day 8 Breakfast and at 7.00am drive to Nairobi & continue further north through coffee and pineapple plantations crossing the Equator to Sweetwaters, a small camp overlooking it's own waterhole for late lunch. At 4.00p.m. afternoon game drive including unique sightings of elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino as well as giraffe & zebras. You will visit the Chimpanzee sanctuary, and observe the chimps on Ewaso Nyiro river – the riverine forest and savannah grasslands that make up the sanctuary are home to 26 orphaned Chimpanzees. Dinner & overnight
Day 9 Breakfast & a short drive bring you to the elegant Mount Kenya Safari Club on the Equator for lunch. Afternoon at leisure for optional activities offered by the club; swimming, tennis, golf or a tour to the William Holden animal sanctuary (to book and pay at reception). Dinner & overnight
Day 10 Breakfast & drive back to Nairobi & onto Jomo Kenyatta airport for the departure flight
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AFRICAN TRAILS
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AFRICAN TRAILS
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Day 1: Proceed to the Mountain Lodge/ Ark Lodge and enjoy game viewing too! On arrival at Nairobi Airport, you will be greeted by your friendly local representative as you disembark off the flight, assisted through immigration and custom procedures. After collecting your luggage, you will drive to the Mt. Kenya Area. Check into your Lodge, which is ideally located in the Mt. Kenya National Park and overlooking a water-hole. In the afternoon after a sumptuous lunch at the Lodge, you can watch a host of wild animals visiting the waterhole. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner. Spend the night at the Lodge viewing various animals as they come to visit the waterhole and saltlicks. Dinner and overnight at the Mountain Lodge/ Ark Lodge.
Day 2: Ark Lodge-Samburu Breakfast at the lodge. Morning depart by road to Samburu Game Reserve located at the North rugged Semi desert region. Samburu Game Reserve is a wild and little visited region, well known for spectacular scenery and wildlife not found in the south: Reticulated Giraffe, the rare Grevy's Zebra with its large furry ears, the Gerenuk antelope standing on its hind legs to feed and Somali Ostriches with their distinctive blue legs. Lunch upon arrival at your lodge then proceed on a game drive. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge or Samburu Sopa Lodge
Day 3: Explore Samburu Full day in Samburu with morning and afternoon game drive. You may see Elephant, Cheetah, Leopard, Eland, Oryx, Impala, Dikdik, Waterbuck and a variety of birds. This lava plain includes a varied landscape of red dirt, thorn scrub, broken volcanic rock, dried riverbeds, steep hills and rocky outcroppings. Following the river's curves, a forest of Doum Palms, Acacia and Tamarind is a magical contrast of cool green. Other areas of the Reserve include the Uaso Nyiro River where crocodiles sun bath themselves on the banks. It also provides an oasis for a variety of game. Birds are abundant, with 365 species recorded, one for every day of the year. All meals and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge or Samburu Sopa Lodge
Day 4: Onto the luxurious Mt. Kenya Safari Club – passing by the Equator at the lodge. Morning drive to the Mt. Kenya Area, to the highest mountain in Kenya, straddling the Equator – Mt. Kenya. This Mountain is filled with distinctive giant vegetation and the vast gentle slopes are cloaked in lush forest and bamboo jungle. You also get a chance to stop at the Equator. Check in at the famous Mt. Kenya Safari Club, from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of Mt. Kenya – the highest peak of Kenya. Later, enjoy an Indian lunch here. The beautiful and majestic surroundings abound with a variety of game, including elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, several species of gazelles and monkeys. This evening, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner. Overnight at Mount Kenya Safari Club.
Day 5: Onto the beautiful Lake Nakuru. Visit to baboon cliff. 395kms 6hours After an American breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland next to Nakuru town. After a sumptuous Indian lunch at the lodge, we proceed on an exciting game-drive including a visit to Baboon cliff. You have a chance to see the white rhino and sighting of leopards at Lake Nakuru. You can get a close view of the pink flamingos and other water birds – a total of 450 varieties. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at the Lodge. Overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Lake Nakuru Lodge or Flamingo Hill Camp
Day 6: Nakuru-Mara Game Reserve Breakfast at the Lodge. Morning proceed to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve via the Great Rift Valley. En route enjoy the beautiful scenery. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and check in at the lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy an enthralling game-viewing drive. Spotting lions, cheetahs and other spectacular predators is the highlight of your day. This evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at your lodge. Overnight at Sentrim Mara Camp or Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Sarova Camp or similar
Day 7: A full day of game-viewing! After breakfast, proceed on a full-day game-viewing drive to search for the myriad species of game that make this reserve their home. If you are lucky, you can witness the kill in action, moment by moment, right in front of your unbelieving eyes! After a sumptuous lunch at your lodge, proceed for another exciting game drive, where you can expect to see the famous 'Big 5'. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at your lodge. Overnight at Sentrim Mara Camp or Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Sarova Camp or similar
Day 8: Mara -Nairobi After breakfast, return to Nairobi arriving early afternoon. Rest of the day is spent at leisure for optional activities. Overnight at Overnight at Sentrim Boulevard Hotel- Intercontinental Hotel or similar in Nairobi
Day 9: Nairobi/Amboseli Breakfast at the hotel. Morning drive to the Amboseli National Park with game drives en-route to the lodge. Lunch at the Lodge. Afternoon game drive. The Park is famous for its breath-taking views of Kilimanjaro. The Park also shelters more than 420 species of birds. Enormous Elephant population and other big game are attracted to the area by underground springs fed from the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at Sentrim Amboseli Camp or Amboseli Serena Lodge or Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Day 10: Explore Amboseli Morning and afternoon game drives in Amboseli National park. All meals and overnight at Sentrim Amboseli Camp or Amboseli Serena Lodge or Amboseli Sopa Lodge Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit, we set off for a morning game drive. The Park is known for its felines: Lion, Leopard and cheetah as well as serval and civet cats. Herds of graceful Impala thrive on the short grass in the woodlands, along with the black-faced vervet monkey and Olive Baboon. Hippos live in the open waters and swamp channels and Buffalo feed on the shoreline. This is the place to encounter large numbers of Elephants, observing their complex greeting rituals and the way all the adult females protect and instruct the young. The Amboseli Elephant population is one of the few in Africa that has not been ravaged by poachers. Masai warriors are famous and are proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals are known across the world.
Day 11: Amboseli Nairobi Breakfast at the Hotel. Early morning transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for Your International departure flight back home
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