Karatu Holidays

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Local market

Day 1: Nairobi

Welcome to Amazing Africa! On arrival at Nairobi airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our friendly local team. There is a short safari briefing before arriving at the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Masai boy

Day 2: Nairobi - Amboseli

This morning we drive to Amboseli National Park in time for lunch at the lodge. Later on as the evening draws in we will head out on our first game drive in the park. Amboseli is most famous for its free ranging elephants and views of Mount Kilimanjaro - which on a clear day are truly breath-taking.

Bird coming in to land

Day 3: Amboseli

As the sun rises on another day in Amboseli, we get up early to make the most of the early morning game drives. These early mornings are arguably the best time to try and view Mount Kilimanjaro in all its glory. Later on take an informative guided nature walk before dinner and our final night at the lodge.

Lion in Amboseli National Park

Day 4: Amboseli - Karatu

Today we cross the border into Tanzania where we are met and transferred to Arusha for lunch at the Mount Meru Hotel. After lunch we drive to Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive and an evening drive to the camp. (OVERNIGHT AT THE KITELA LODGE)

Lunch time at Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Day 5: Karatu

After breakfast we drive to Ngorongoro where we descend down into the crater floor for a full day's game drive. By late afternoon we ascend back up the crater and drive to the lodge for the night. (OVERNIGHT AT THE KITELA LODGE)

Day 6: Karatu - Serengeti N.P.

After breakfast today we drive to the Serengeti for some days of game driving in one of Africa's premier national parks. Todays game drive is conducted along the way, also a stop to enjoy a hearty picnic lunch in the wilderness will be made.

Day 7: Serengeti N.P.

Today you will set off on a full day game drive taking a picnic lunch with you. 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. Your picnic lunch will be enjoyed in a secluded spot in the park among the wildlife. Return to your lodge in the late afternoon, in time to enjoy a relaxing sun downer on your verandah.

Leopard surverying the area

Day 8: Serengeti N.P.

To afford you a much more intimate experience of the region we drive out to an Exclusive Mobile Camp, this camp moves 3 times a year to be close to the wildebeest migration at this time of year it is usually in the northern plains. Our drive here, is through the heart of the African bush so you will enjoy game viewing along the way. (OVERNIGHT EXCLUSIVE MOBILE CAMP -- SIMIYA LUXURY CAMP)

Day 9: Serengeti N.P.

Enjoy a full day game viewing from your remote lodges location, to see up close and personal away from the crowds the incredible wildlife. (OVERNIGHT EXCLUSIVE MOBILE CAMP -- SIMIYA LUXURY CAMP)

Day 10: Serengeti N.P. - Masai Mara N.P.

This morning we drive to Kogatende airstrip for your flight that departs at 10:10 hrs arriving into Tarime at 1025 hrs you will have a road transfer to Migori Airstrip for your flight to the Masai Mara - (1215 / 1245 hrs) - Arriving in the Masai Mara the camp team will transfer you to the lodgings and then you will head out and enjoy a game drive in the North Mara Conservancy.

Lion in the Masai Mara

Day 11: Masai Mara N.P.

Today enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, in the North Mara Conservancy looking out for the 'Big Five' and lots of other wonderful animals that the park is famous for.

Masai warrior jumping

Day 12: Masai Mara N.P.

Taking a picnic lunch we head out for a full day game drive in the greater part of the Mara Reserve. Returning to the lodge by sundown.

Safely across the river during the migration

Day 13: Masai Mara N.P. - Elementeita

Today we have chartered a flight from Mara North to Loldia Airtsrip in a private Cesna 206 - Arriving into Loldia Airstrip the lodges team await to transfer you to your accommodations in Elementaita.

Waterbuck at Lake Elementeita

Day 14: Elementeita

Taking a picnic lunch we head out for a full day game drive of the incredible Lake Nakuru National Park. Returning to the lodge by sundown.

Zebra stripes up close

Day 15: Elementeita

Today we have a short drive back to Nairobi airport in time for your flight home.

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