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Itinerary at a Glance

Day

Location

Accommodation

Board

Activity

1

Nairobi

Safari Park  Hotel

BB

Arr transfer

2

Nairobi

Safari Park  Hotel

BB

Excursion

3

Samburu Reserve

Sarova Shaba Lodge

LDBB

SamburuVillage, P

4

Samburu Reserve

Sarova Shaba Lodge

LDBB

A,P

p

Mount Kenya

Sweetwaters Tented Camp

LDBB

P

6

Lake Nakuru Park

Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

LDBB

P

7

Masai Mara National G.R

Kichwa Tembo Camp

LDBB

P

8

Masai Mara National G.R

Kichwa Tembo Camp

LDBB

A,P

9

Masai Mara National G.R

Kichwa Tembo Camp

LDBB

A,P

10

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Serena

LDBB

P

11

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Serena

LDBB

A,P

12

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Serena

LDBB

A,P

13

Ngorongoro Cons. Area

Ngorongoro Serena

LDBB

Olduvai, At leisure

14

Ngorongoro Cons. Area

Ngorongoro Serena

LDBB

H/Day crater tour

15

Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

LDBB

P

16

Departure

L

Departure transfer

L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, Trsf-Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, HDS-Half Day sightseeing, FDS-Full Day Sightseeing, GV-Game viewing from the lodge

 

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1 Nairobi

Upon arrival in Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International airport, anJambo Africa Adventure representative who will brief you and introduce you to your driver guides will meet you. Transfer you to your hotel for check in then spend rest of the day at leisure in Nairobi with lunch and dinner on own arrangements. Overnight at NairobiSafari Park on BB

Day 2 Nairobi

A cooked breakfast will be served at our hotel. Our morning is at leisure to relax. This afternoon we enjoy afternoon tea and meet our local safari guide. After tea, we join our coach for a NairobiCity tour and a Visit to the SnakePark. The tour of the City tour will recall some of the early days of this now modern city.  Some of the highlights of the tour are the City Market, Jamia Mosque, Macmillan library, the Law courts, the City Hall and Parliament buildings.
Tonight enjoy a “Welcome to East Africa” dinner at the famous Carnivore restaurant. Later on drive back to your hotel For Overnight at  NairobiSafari Park on BB

Day 3 Shaba & Samburu National Reserves

Check out after breakfast before being collected by your driver-guide for a drive north via the central highland of Kenya and mount Kenya to the Samburu National Reserve. You will have a lunch stop over en route at the Ken Trout Grill Restaurant before proceeding to this rugged and remote wildlife reserve that provides some of the best and most colorful game viewing in the country. It is not the often seen Kenyan landscape of savannah and flat-topped Acacias, but harsh, dramatic terrain. The people from this area, the Samburu, are similarly dramatic to the outsider. Dressed in bright red, with their braided hair and skin daubed with red ochre, the “Moran”, the youthful warriors of the Samburu, almost always spear-in-hand, are a wonderful sight. Upon arrival you will have an afternoon game drive lasting till sunset including A visit to a SamburuVillage to Meet and interact with the local tribal people. before checking in for dinner and overnight at the Sarova Shaba Lodge  (LDBB)

Day 4 Shaba & Samburu National Reserves

Breakfast will be at the lodge before a full day in Samburu with morning and afternoon game drives. The permanent water supply of the UasoNyiroRiver is what attracts the game to Samburu. Crocodiles lie quietly in the mud. Much of the reserve is arid, hilly landscape but riverine forest fringes the riverbanks and there are Doum Palms, the fruit of which is a great favorite with Elephants. In Samburu there is abundant bird life, including Palm-Eagles, Storks, Hornbills, Bee-eaters and plenty of Weaver Birds.Lunch, dinner and overnight will be at the Sarova Shaba Lodge (LDBB)

Day 5 Mount Kenya

After breakfast drive to the Mount Kenya region where on a clear day you will see the magnificent mountain in its full splendourarriving at Sweetwaters Tented Camp for lunch. Afternoon game drive including a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.  Dinner and overnight will be at the Sweetwaters Tented Camp (LDBB)

Day 6 Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast drive to LakeNakuruNational Park arriving in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (LDBB)

Day 7 Masai Mara National Park

A cooked breakfast will be served at the hotel. After a hearty breakfast, we drive  tothe world famous Masai Mara, a National Reserve on Tanzania’s northern border and the northern extension of the great SerengetiNational Park. Arrive in time for lunch at your camp, afternoon game drive will show us the vast expanse and diversity of this great reserve and includes a visit to a local Masai village. Dinner and overnight at Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp (LDBB)

Day 8 + 9 Masai Mara National Park

A cooked breakfast will be served in the restaurant. The Mara offers breathtaking vistas, panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland groves and views of the MaraRiver that bisects the park. It is home to the largest population of lions in Kenya, and we will see them lazing in the shade of the acacia trees. Vast herds of buffalo, zebra and wildebeest also roam the plains. Impala, gazelle, giraffe and hartebeest grace the landscape and the waters of the MaraRiver are home to crocodiles and hippos. We are up early for a game drive before breakfast to search for predators hunting their prey and to take advantage of the morning light which is exceptional for photography. Later we return to our lodge for a hearty breakfast before meeting our naturalist guide for a mid-morning ‘nature walk” to learn more about this unique park. We end the day with an evening game drive.A spectacular way to view the game and the landscape is by floating above in silence in a hot-air balloon. An optional (own expense) balloon safari will be available this morning. Overnight: Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp (LDBB)

Day 10 Serengeti National Park

A cooked breakfast will be served in the restaurant. We leave Kenya today and cross the border at Isebania into Tanzania where we meet our Tanzanian guides(Picnic Lunches will be provided from Kichwa Tembo Camp). Our journey today takes us over the remote yet stunning countryside of the Grumeti region of the Serengeti.  After a delicious picnic lunch, we continue on to our lodge arriving in the late afternoon.Tanzaniais an Africa in miniature. This stunning country contains a kaleidoscope of landscape, wildlife and people that is infinite in variety. Boundless stretches of savannah are dotted with herds of game – wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and every other herbivore you can think of; a lion or cheetah stalking through the tall dry grass; warriors dancing in the warm hues of sunset; stretches of silver beach fringed with palms swaying in the warm ocean breeze; dawn breaking the early morning mists over shimmering deep blue lakes; rivers snaking their way through parched land, ribbons of green on either side celebrating the joy of life with all the animals around; rich tropical forests filled with the rioting sounds of life that somehow stays invisible; a monolithic snow-capped peak rising out of and floating majestically over parched and dusty plains Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge (LDBB)

Day 11 SerengetiNational Park

A cooked breakfast is included at the hotel. A great day today as we explore the legendary Serengeti savannah for the ‘Big Five’ as well as the famous herds of wildebeest and zebra on our morning and afternoon game drives. The great plains of Serengeti are where endless streams of wildebeest and zebra pour south towards Ngorongoro or north towards the Masai Mara. Our game drives will cover the varied habitats and eco-systems of the Serengeti. Tonight a special treat as we enjoy fine dining in an authentic African bush dinner setting. Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge (LDBB)

Day 12 Serengeti National Park

A cooked breakfast is included at our hotel this morning. Today we enjoy another full day of exploration of this magical place unlike any other in the world. Besides the awe-inspiring game-viewing that East Africa offers, it also offers an insight into many fascinating cultures that, even today, live as they have done for thousands of years. One such culture is the Masai, and, on our travels for the next couple of days, we will get a glimpse of the lifestyle and habits of these striking people and come to feel that we are visiting somewhere very special indeed. The southern plains of the Serengeti actually lie in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where Masai live. Masai still live life in the traditional manner, with their flocks and herds sharing the plains with the migratory animals and their attendant carnivores. The Masai do not hunt or eat wild animals. Instead their traditions preach of harmony between man and nature. Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge (LDBB)

Day 13 Ngorongoro Conservation area

A cooked breakfast is included at our hotel this morning.       We drive across the Serengeti this morning to Olduvai Gorge, known as the” The Cradle of Mankind.” It is here where Mary Leakey found early human remains dating back almost 1.75 million years. We take time to visit the small museum before continuing onto to our lodge at Ngorongoro. This evening enjoy a glorious sunset and views of the crater from our lodge on the crater’s rim. Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (LDBB)

Day 14 Ngorongoro Conservation area

A cooked breakfast is included this morning. Visiting the crater is one of Africa’s great safari highlights. The crater is a natural paradise and a vast array of animals and birds inhabit this Eden, whose pastures are fed by permanent water sources on the floor of the caldera. Our 4×4 safari vehicles will take us down the steep walls of the caldera into the primeval paradise of woodlands and plains and lakes and rivers that shelter over 20,000 animals! After our safari, we continue to LakeManyara and our hotel Unlike the other protected areas in the region, Ngorongoro is not a national park but a conservation area. As a result, the land is managed not only for the benefit of the natural flora and fauna but also for the Masai people who are permitted to live in the area with their cattle sharing the grazing with the indigenous grazers.  The crater hosts a remarkable wildlife spectacle. Contained within these walls are microcosms of so many of the eco-systems of this part of the world. There is savanna, bush land, forests and lakes, inhabited by the same range of game, from elephant to lion to wildebeest. There is even a soda lake for the flamingos and in the green season small numbers of wildebeest migrate through. The crater has permanent water too. The only absentee of note is the giraffe, which cannot manage the steep slopes. Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (LDBB)

Day 15 Lake Manyara National Park

Breakfast at your lodge, then drive to Lake Manyara National Park, one of the Rift Valley’s numerous alkaline lakes, which apart from its abundant bird life, is known for its tree-climbing Lions. You will arrive for lunch at your lodge located just outside the park and later be collected for the afternoon game drive until sunset.Dinner and overnight will be at the LakeManyara Serena Lodge (LDBB)

Day 16 Departure

A cooked breakfast is included at our hotel this morning. This morning we leave Manyara and drive to Arusha where we will enjoy our final lunch together. We have reserved dayrooms for you in Arusha for the afternoon to relax or you might want to explore Arusha and shop for last minute souvenirs. This evening we transfer to the airport to connect with our flights home. We board our evening flight to Amsterdam with connections to our transatlantic flight to North America. Depart on flight KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight KL 569 to Amsterdam. ExpeditionAfrica representative will reconfirm your onward flight and assist you at check in.

 
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