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Welcome to enchanting East Africa and the start of your exclusive journey! Our friendly local team will be on hand to meet you at Nairobi airport and give you a pre safari briefing and transfer you to your hotel.
Departing early we drive by minibus to the Masai Mara. Enjoy a late lunch at the Lodge. In the afternoon, you will have a game drive in the Masai Mara Reserve. The Mara is technically an extension of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park, but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments equals an endless amount of game viewing. Home to a wide variety of animals, the Mara is also famous for its Big Five residents.
Rise early and perhaps opt for a balloon safari across the Masai Mara (bookable and payable locally). Take off in the crisp morning air and experience a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective as you silently float across the plains, forest and rivers for approximately an hour. Your journey comes to an end back on land accompanied by a champagne breakfast. The day sees brings more game viewing both in the morning and late afternoon. For bird lovers there are over 450 species that have been identified in the Masai Mara Ecosystem.
This morning after breakfast, You are off on safari to the (sometimes)pink tinged Lake Nakuru National Park. Sarova Lion Hill Lodge offers comfortable accommodation and a great base from which to explore the Park. The Park is also famous for its rhino population and it’s an honour to see these majestic creatures in the wild. Back at the lodge dinner is served as you toast your third day on safari.
This morning with your safari guide we drive to Amboseli National Park and Ol Tukai Lodge. After a light lunch you can either relax by the lodge’s pool or explore the grounds. During the late afternoon, as evening draws closer, it is time for the first of your game drives in Amboseli. Back at the lodge: dinner is under way and after a refreshing shower enjoy a drink by the fire before sitting down to a lovely meal before bed.
As the sun rises on another day in Amboseli, get up early to make the most of an early morning game drive. This time of day is also the best chance you may have of seeing Mt Kilimanjaro in all its glory. Make your way back to the lodge for a full mid-morning breakfast complete with eggs and bacon which will be awaiting for upon your return. Spend the rest of the day in any way you please as the list of activities on offer is endless, we suggest a bird watching walk.
Today you cross the border into Tanzania where an a local driver guide from our Tanzanian office will be waiting to meet you and take you onward to Arusha for a hearty lunch. After, we continue on to Karatu and our lodge midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Today we set off to the vast plains of the Serengeti on a full day game drive taking a picnic lunch with us before checking into our lodge on the outskirts of the park. You will have more time to explore a larger area of the Serengeti, with its various landscapes, from savannahs, forests, dry river beds and rocky kopjes, all of which offering a better environment for a whole range of animals. Our picnic lunch will be enjoyed in a secluded spot in the park among the wildlife.
The Serengeti at sunrise is a beautiful sight and one not to be missed. This is also the best time for spotting animals so we take advantage of the morning hours for the first of our days game drives. After our game drive we enjoy breakfast and a relaxing morning and afternoon until temperatures cool down and the animals start to be active again. At 4pm we head out for an evening drive before returning to camp in time for drinks around the fire and dinner.
After breakfast depart for Karatu area with a final Serengeti game drive en-route. There will be a stop at the Olduvai Gorge to visit the site where Mary and Louis Leakey first discovered the remains of Zinjanthropus Bosei, a distant ancestor of man believed to be 1.8 million years old and a species that became extinct about 1 million years ago. Fossilized footprints that date back 3.6 million years were also uncovered here. Through this discovery Tanzania has become known as the ‘cradle of mankind’.
Today we descend into the crater floor itself for a full day game drive, with picnic lunch at a remote overlook to see the incredible array of animals. Spend the morning exploring this fascinating wildlife amphitheatre, home to nearly 25,000 animals, which remain in the crater due to the constant supply of water from the springs. There is a very good chance of spotting the big five: lion, elephant, endangered black rhino, buffalo and leopard plus countless other African mammal species.
This morning we head off with picnic lunch boxes. Along the way we enjoy a Mto wa Mbu tour, which is followed with your last game drive in Africa, at the stunning Lake Manyara National Park. In the late afternoon we drive back to Arusha, dinner and overnight at The Arusha Hotel
Sadly, your African adventure comes to and end today. We will transfer you to Kilimanjaro airport in time for your departure flight.