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13 Days

ITINERARY

13 days/12 nights – Nairobi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Amboseli National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park

Tour overview:
Each year millions of wildebeest, zebra and others embark on a journey north from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve in search of food. Both countries support numerous national parks; several you will visit on this tour to one of Africa’s richest animal grounds.

Day 1 – Arrive Nairobi

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi you will be met and assisted by a representative for transfer to your hotel where you will be assisted with the check-in formalities.


Day 2 – Nairobi / Masai Mara National Reserve

Leaving Nairobi after breakfast, you’ll travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. Look for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. You’ll pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the Valley to Narok, and then travel across acres of wheat and barley, before you reach the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. (BLD)


Day 3 – Masai Mara National Reserve – Village Visit

After an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the lodge for lunch. After a siesta set off for an afternoon game drive and visit to a local Masai Village, returning to the lodge as the sun sets. (BLD)


Day 4 – Masai Mara / Lake Nakuru National Park

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, you’ll travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at our lodge for lunch. The waters here are often colored shimmering flamingo pink, from thousands of the beautiful birds lining its shores. After lunch you will take an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. (BLD)


Day 5 – Lake Nakuru / Lake Naivasha / Amboseli National Park

After an early breakfast continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Later, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi, collect a picnic lunch and then head south towards Amboseli. Game viewing en route, arriving at your lodge by late afternoon. (BLD)


Day 6 – Amboseli National Park

Depart the lodge after a sumptuous breakfast for a full day game drive. Enjoy a hot picnic lunch at a picnic site returning to the lodge in the late afternoon. (BLD)


Day 7 – Amboseli National Park / Lake Manyara

After breakfast at your lodge you will be collected for a drive to the border town of Namanga where you will undergo customs and immigration formalities. Here you may bid farewell to your fellow travelers completing their Kenya safari, and may meet up with a new group of travelers for the Tanzania portion of this safari. Proceed in Tanzanian vehicles to Arusha town where you will stop over for a lunch break. Travel to your lodge on the rift valley escarpment overlooking Lake Manyara. (BLD)


Day 8 – Lake Manyara National Park / Serengeti National Park

After breakfast enter your safari vehicle and spend the morning exploring and driving through Lake Manyara National Park. About midday return to the lodge for lunch and then depart for Serengeti National Park with some game viewing en route arriving at your lodge as the sun begins to set. (BLD)


Day 9 – Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park exploring this famous park and all that it has to offer. (BLD)


Day 10 – Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains. After a picnic lunch you continue towards the crater with a short visit of a Masai Village. Late afternoon continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. (BLD)


Day 11 – Ngorongoro Crater

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest natural wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. You return to the lodge in the late afternoon. (BLD)


Day 12 – Ngorongoro / Tarangire National Park

Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast and head south east en route to Lake Manyara, Mto wa Mbu village and Tarangire beyond. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment where you turn south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park. From here you’ll enjoy a game drive en route to your lodge. After lunch and perhaps a swim, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive. (BLD)


Day 13 – Tarangire National Park / Arusha / Nairobi

Depart Tarangire after breakfast and drive back to Arusha arriving in time for lunch. After lunch you continue the journey by road to Nairobi arriving in Nairobi late afternoon and proceed for dinner in Nairobi city centre before drop off at the airport. (BLD)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2020
With SOPA LODGES
Departs - Tuesdays & Thursdays, minimum 2 passengers
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
May 05 - May 17 5795 6135
May 07 - May 19 5795 6135
May 12 - May 24 5795 6135
May 14 - May 26 5795 6135
May 19 - May 31 5795 6135
May 21 - Jun 02 6675 7495
May 26 - Jun 07 6675 7495
May 28 - Jun 09 6675 7495
Jun 02 - Jun 14 6675 7495
Jun 04 - Jun 16 6675 7495
Jun 09 - Jun 21 6675 7495
Jun 11 - Jun 23 6675 7495
Jun 16 - Jun 28 6675 7495
Jun 18 - Jun 30 6675 7495
Jun 23 - Jul 05 7195 8495
Jun 25 - Jul 07 7195 8495
Jun 30 - Jul 12 7195 8495
Jul 02 -Jul 14 7195 8495
Jul 07 - Jul 19 7195 8495
Jul 09 - Jul 21 7195 8495
Jul 14 - Jul 26 7195 8495
Jul 16 - Jul 28 7195 8495
Jul 21 - Aug 02 7195 8495
Jul 23 - Aug 04 7195 8495
Jul 28 - Aug 09 7195 8495
Jul 30 - Aug 11 7195 8495
Aug 04 - Aug 16 7195 8495
Aug 06 - Aug 18 7195 8495
Aug 11 - Aug 23 7195 8495
Aug 13 - Aug 25 7195 8495
Aug 18 - Aug 30 7195 8495
Aug 20 - Sep 01 7195 8495
Aug 25 - Sep 06 7195 8495
Aug 27 - Sep 08 7195 8495
Sep 01 - Sep 13 7195 8495
Sep 03 - Sep 15 7195 8495
Sep 08 - Sep 20 7195 8495
Sep 10 - Sep 22 7195 8495
Sep 15 - Sep 27 7195 8495
Sep 17 - Sep 29 7195 8495
Sep 22 - Oct 04 7195 8495
Sep 24 - Oct 06 7195 8495
Sep 29 - Oct 11 7195 8495
Oct 01 - Oct 13 7195 8495
Oct 06 - Oct 18 7195 8495
Oct 08 - Oct 20 7195 8495
Oct 13 - Oct 25 7195 8495
Oct 15 - Oct 27 7195 8495
Oct 20 - Nov 01 7195 8495
Oct 22 - Nov 03 7195 8495
Oct 27 - Nov 08 7195 8495
Oct 29 - Nov 10 7195 8495
Nov 03 - Nov 15 6550 7695
Nov 05 - Nov 17 6550 7695
Nov 10 - Nov 22 6550 7695
Nov 12 - Nov 24 6550 7695
Nov 17 - Nov 29 6550 7695
Nov 19 - Dec 01 6550 7695
Nov 24 - Dec 06 6550 7695
Nov 26 - Dec 08 6550 7695
Dec 01 - Dec 13 6550 7695
Dec 03 - Dec 15 6550 7695
Dec 08 - Dec 20 6550 7695
Dec 10 - Dec 22 6550 7695
Dec 15 - Dec 27 6550 7695
Dec 17 - Dec 29 7650 8995
Dec 22 - Jan 03 7650 8995
Dec 24 - Jan 05 7650 8995
Dec 29 - Jan 10 7650 8995
Dec 31 - Jan 13 7650 8995
2020
With SERENA LODGES
Departs - Sundays, minimum 2 passengers
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
May 03 -May 15 6575 7025
May 10 - May 22 6575 7025
May 17 - May 29 6575 7025
May 24 - Jun 05 7895 9025
May 31 - Jun 12 7895 9025
Jun 07 - Jun 19 7895 9025
Jun 14 - Jun 26 7895 9025
Jun 21 - Jul 03 8895 10515
Jun 28 - Jul 10 8895 10515
Jul 05 - Jul 17 8895 10515
Jul 12 - Jul 24 8895 10515
Jul 19 - Jul 31 8895 10515
Jul 26 Aug 07 8895 10515
Aug 02 - Aug 14 8895 10515
Aug 09 - Aug 21 8895 10515
Aug 16 - Aug 28 8895 10515
Aug 23 - Sep 04 8895 10515
Aug 30 - Sep 11 8895 10515
Sep 06 - Sep 18 8895 10515
Sep 13 - Sep 25 8895 10515
Sep 20 - Oct 02 8895 10515
Sep 27 - Oct 09 8895 10515
Oct 04 - Oct 16 8895 10515
Oct 11 - Oct 23 8895 10515
Oct 18 - Oct 30 8895 10515
Oct 25 - Nov 06 8895 10515
Nov 01 - Nov 13 7075 8225
Nov 08 - Nov 20 7075 8225
Nov 15 - Nov 27 7075 8225
Nov 22 - Dec 04 7075 8225
Nov 29 - Dec 11 7075 8225
Dec 06 - Dec 18 7075 8225
Dec 13 - Dec 25 7075 8225
Dec 20 - Jan 01 9650 11375
Dec 27 - Jan 08 9650 11375
Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
HOTELS:
Nairobi
Nairobi Serena Hotel
Masai Mara National Reserve
Mara Serena Safari Lodge Lodge
Lake Elementaita
Lake Elementaita Serena Camp
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli Serena Lodge
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire Sopa Lodge

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Accommodation in first-class hotel and lodges
  • 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transportation and game viewing in specially outfitted safari vehicles
  • Park entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water in safari vehicles
  • Join-in tour

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