Kenya & Tanzania Explorer
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be welcome by our local representative and transferred to a Nairobi Hotel.
Over night at Pan Africa hotel Nairobi (HB)
Depart after breakfast to Lake Nakuru National Park for the first game drive. The Park, famous for its Pink Flamingoes, white Rhino, Lion, and Leopard, is on the edge of the Lake, from where we can view thousands of birds feeding in the alkaline waters; see the sweeping view from the top of Baboon Rock; then look for Warthog and Waterbuck. Dinner and overnight stay at your deluxe safari lodge.
Overnight at Lion Hill Lodge Nakuru (FB)
After breakfast we drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve for a Mara experience, The Masai Mara is famous for its 'Big Five' and big cats, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah. The Reserve offers an astonishing game experience and photographic opportunities.
Overnight stay at Mara Serena lodge (FB)
Morning and afternoon game drives in this spectacular game reserve, all with superb photographic opportunities. Blessed with a permanent water supply, Maasai Mara has a permanent population of plains game. The Big Five Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Rhino are quite common. We will observe them here again.
Overnight at Mara Serena Lodge (FB)
After breakfast we pack up again and leave the Maasai Mara, with a picnic lunch en route to the Serengeti. Cross the Kenya - Tanzania common border at Isebania and Serari and proceed to Serengeti National Park (via Ndabaka). Serengeti means 'endless plains' and is derived from the Maasai language. The park lies in a high plateau between the Ngorongoro highlands and the Kenya and Tanzania border. If time permits shall have en route game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at a deluxe safari lodge. Here we will spend two days, since this is the largest National Park in Tanzania and one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the World. The landscape of the park, with its low vegetation and vast seas of open plain, is ideal for game viewing. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migrations of the Wildebeest, Zebra, and Gazelle. As these massive Herds of herbivores search for new grazing ground, they are tracked and hunted by an impressive array of carnivorous Predators such as Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs and Hyenas. Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Hippo, Antelope, Ostrich, Jackal, Baboon and Dik-Dik also inhabit these vast plains and woodlands. The birdlife in the Serengeti is surprisingly abundant, with nearly almost 500 species of birds having been recorded in the Serengeti National Park. Serena Lodge is set high on a hilltop, with magnificent views of the sweeping Serengeti plains, the lodge is reminiscent of a traditional African village emulating traditional Maasai huts. Built in the time-honored hut style and houses deluxe luxury rooms with en-suite facilities.
Over night at Serengeti Serena Lodge (FB)
Spending another day at the Serengeti translates into a better game viewing and photography experience, and enjoy every single moment of your safari in the Serengeti National Park, summed up as 'one of the most unique areas in the world'. The Serengeti contains the largest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, on a scale, which has no parallel anywhere else in the world
Overnight at Serengeti Serena lodge (FB)
After breakfast, enjoy another day game drive in Serengeti National Park. The safari guide will take us to explore various areas, such as Moro kopjes and Gol kopjes. The extensive grasslands are interspersed with Kopjes rocky outcrops like islands in the flat plain, each with their own wildlife communities. The Seronera River flows through the Park, providing habitats for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. Afternoon, proceed to Nabi Hill, were a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch, proceed to Malanja depresion, entering Ngorongoro Conservation Area and directly to the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. The drive is memorable, with clouds rolling over the rim like a misty waterfall, the whole setting is dreamy. The unique deluxe safari lodge fits into the contours of the Ngorongoro Crater rim, and it is built of volcanic rock. It offers a spectacular view of the Ngorongoro Crater floor, yet it is virtually invisible when you are down on the crater floor. Enjoy an exceptional dinner at the lodge´s patio, over-viewing the Crater
Over night at Ngoro ngoro Serena lodge (FB)
This morning better prepare yourself for Ngorongoro Crater - The Eden of Africa: The Crater is Twelve miles wide, home to the rare Black Rhino and has its own Soda Lake. The high concentration of wild animals in the Crater area means that you are likely to see the African Big Five in a short period of time. As we descend 2,200 feet into the Crater, experience a thrilling day among Africa's Big Five: the Lion, the Elephant, the Buffalo, the Black Rhino and the Leopard. After a picnic lunch and a full day of game viewing, we will drive to a new and unique lodge in Lake Manyara for dinner and overnight stay
Over night at Lake Manyara Serena lodge (FB)
After breakfast venture out to the Lake Manyara National Park, which is one of the finest parks in Tanzania, for a full day Safari, with the morning and afternoon game drives spiced by a picnic lunch. Later in the afternoon we depart towards the village of Mto wa Mbu and Great Rift Valley for a short visit, souvenir shopping, then return to the safari lodge which offers a spectacular view of the Lake Manyara National Park, for dinner and overnight stay.
Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena lodge (FB)
After breakfast, leave Tarangire driving first to Arusha, considered to be the exact geometrical centre point between Cape Town and Cairo. From here we proceed to Amboseli National Park, crossing the Tanzania and Kenya common border at Namanga. Shortly after we enter Amboseli National Park, and if time permits, have a game drive en-route. Late in the evening we go to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Overnight at Oltukai Lodge (FB)
After breakfast, explore the Amboseli National Park, situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is famous for its vast herds of elephants and stunning views of Kilimanjaro on clear days, an unforgetable photographic opportunity. Have lunch at the Serena Lodge, one of the finest establishments in the Park. Afternoon game drive in search of elephant, giraffe, buffalo and much more. We return for dinner to our Lodge.
Over night at Oltukai Lodge (FB)
Say farewell to the best of what East Africa has offered. After a short morning game drive (followed by lunch at the Lodge), ascend the western rim of the Great Rift Valley back to Nairobi and escorted to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for departure flight.