A visit to Amboseli National park presents a picturesque view of Mt Kilimanjaro and up close experience with large herds of elephants. Sweeping Serengeti plains combined with the Ngorongoro conservation area offers a perfect game viewing experience
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Upon arrival, we are met and briefed by our driver and then drive to Amboseli National Park arriving just in time for Lunch. After lunch, we embark on afternoon game drives in the park. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge/camp.
This day is dedicated to exploring the Amboseli, famous for its large herds of elephants in the spectacular backdrop of Kilimanjaro. The Park also hosts a large variety of plain game including giraffe, impala, gazelle, and wildebeest. In the swampy sections of the park, hippos and lots of water birds can be seen. After lunch we shall have a chance to visit a Maasai Boma for a first hand glimpse at their colorful traditional lifestyle. After another afternoon game drive, where we may spot Cheetahs and Lions, we return to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast we drive around the green eastern slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to Arusha. The route takes us first to the border town of Loitokitok and past the Kenyan / Tanzanian border in Tarakea. As we proceed along the mountain slopes we pass through small scale banana & coffee plantations. In Marangu, the starting point for most Kilimanjaro climbs we stop for lunch. Another 2hour drive takes us through the towns of Moshi and Boma Ngombe to on the southern side of Kilimanjaro to Arusha. In the late afternoon we arrive at our hotel/lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, we continue with our safari and drive to Lake Manyara with packed lunch for an adventure. This is the Old Hunter’s Paradise with the legendary tree climbing Lions. On the lakeshore, Flamingoes and other water birds are seen busy feeding on algae amongst the hippo herds. Elephants and herds of Buffaloes can be seen roaming through the forest. After enjoying a picnic lunch at the hot springs in the park, we wind up our game drive and climb the escarpment to Karatu for dinner and overnight stay at our camp/lodge.
Today we visit one of the natural Wonders of the World; the Ngorongoro Crater. After breakfast we check out and drive up to the crater rim before descending into the crater floor for a game drive. Here we come across virtually all game one expects to see in East Africa. Ngorongoro is definitely nothing short of one of the natural Wonders of the World. With lunchboxes in our car, we have plenty of time to watch the animals before climbing back up the steep crater walls in 4x4 vehicles. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge/camp.
Our safari continues after breakfast with a drive via the Olduvai Gorge, the world famous archeological site where some of the oldest human fossils were found. After a visit to the Museum, we proceed to Serengeti with game drives en-route to the camp/lodge. After checking in and having a hot lunch, we may take an afternoon siesta before going on an evening game drive in the”endless plains’. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the camp/lodge.
Today we start with an early morning game drive and return to the camp for a late breakfast. We continue with packed lunch with further excursions in the “endless plains” - the Maasai meaning of the word Serengeti. If we are lucky, we may witness some hunting thrills. Serengeti is home to all the major species of wildlife with thousands of wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, impalas, gazelles, buffaloes and elephants. At sunset we return to our camp/lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
The day starts early in the morning at 6.00 am with a cup of tea. The early morning game viewing is ideal for photography as the rising sun immerses the savannah and its wildlife in its golden light. After a late breakfast, we can opt to relax at the camp until lunch time before checking out. After lunch we leave for Speke Bay Hotel, located at the shores of Lake Victoria, with game drives en-route out of Serengeti. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Hotel overlooking the Lake Victoria.
After breakfast we drive 150 km north to the Kenyan border. On our way, we cross the Mara River and finally reach the Isebania border post. We complete the customs and immigration formalities and proceed to the Maasai Mara with a lunch break on the way. We enter the Mara at the Ololo gate and already get a glance of the richness of wildlife in the area. With some luck we may witness a kill by predators, while vultures and scavengers are waiting for the left over. Dinner and Overnight will be at the camp/lodge.
Today we can spend the entire day on game drives with lunch boxes or have a full day game drive with lunch at the camp. Game drives in the Mara always exceeded expectations. At the Mara River we find Hippos and Crocodiles while herds of Elephants and Buffaloes feed on the lush grass. The wealth of wildlife at the Maasai Mara is unrivalled in Africa, particularly during the Wildebeests migration which runs from July to October. At sunset we return to our camp/lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
We may opt for an early morning game drive before breakfast. After a late breakfast we leave the Maasai Mara and drive via Narok to Naivasha / Elementaita. We arrive for lunch at the camp/ lodge and relax in the afternoon at the pool side or take the opportunity to go for a stroll at the lake shore. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the camp.
After an early breakfast, we check out and proceed to the nearby Lake Nakuru for our last game drives. The lake's abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that line the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Black and white rhinos have also been introduced and reached a population of over 100 while 4000 buffaloes inhabit the area. After lunch we shall proceed to Nairobi for a drop off at the airport for evening departure or our city hotel.