Karatu Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 716

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Local market

Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta international Airport you will be met by our representative and given a short safari briefing then transferred to the Girraffe Manor (check in time strictly from 1100 hrs)Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Girraffe Manor – superior room

Masai boy

Day 2: Nairobi - Masai Mara N.P.

After breakfast you will be driven across the floor of the Great Rift Valley, the longest rift in the crust of the earth, to Masai Mara where you will arrive for lunch at Mara Sopa Lodge. You will spend two nights in this natural paradise among zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, buffalo, elephant, antelope and gazelle. You will encounter prides of lion resting in the shade of acacia trees or lying low in the tall grass, in wait for their next prey. There is a good chance of spotting cheetah and if you are lucky, the shy leopard. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge

Lion in the Masai Mara

Day 3: Masai Mara N.P.

Rise early and take the option of a balloon safari across the Masai Mara. (extra cost) Take off in the crisp morning air, only to 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 end back on land but accompanied with a fully cooked champagne breakfast. On this day, you will have morning and afternoon game drives in the Mara. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Masai warrior jumping

Day 4: Masai Mara N.P. - Lake Nakuru

Depart after breakfast to Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving for lunch at your lodge/camp. In the late afternoon, enjoy a game drive in the park. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for the thousands of lesser and greater flamingos that flock to this soda lake’s. The numbers vary depending on the water leve (they have been high for quite a while now!), and when it’s low, the lake almost turns pink. A truly spectacular sight! The park was established as a sanctuary for black and white rhino, which are often seen. Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge

Flamingos fishing for food

Day 5: Lake Nakuru - Amboseli

After breakfast, depart for Amboseli National Park with picnic lunch, best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro and the local elephant population. There are over 1000 elephants in the parks eco-system, featuring some of the largest in Africa. Take an afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at Oltukai Lodge

Bird coming in to land

Day 6: Amboseli - Karatu

After breakfast, you will be dropped off at Namanga border where our local Tanzania driver will be waiting to meet you. Picked up at Namanga border and drive to Arusha for lunch . After lunch drive to Bougainvilea Lodge for dinner and overnight

Bull elephant

Day 7: Karatu

After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro Crater, descend on the Crater floor for crater tour with picnic lunch, dinner and overnight at Bougainvillea Lodge

Day 8: Karatu - Serengeti N.P.

After breakfast , drive to Serengeti National Park for game drive with picnic lunch via Olduvai Gorge for sight seeing, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Day 9: Serengeti N.P.

After breakfast, you will have a full day game drive in Serengeti National Park, meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Leopard surverying the area

Day 10: Serengeti N.P.

After breakfast drive to Seronera Airstrip for a scheduled flight Seronera/Arusha 1100hrs/1210hrs. Upon arrival at Arusha Airport you will be met and transferred Arusha town for lunch, after lunch transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for you flight to Entebe Uganda departing at 1530hrs (excluded in cost). KQ6727 B 19JUL JRO-NBO 1500 1610 KQ 418 B 19JUL NBO-EBB 1845 2000 Arrive at Entebbe International airport, meet and greet with your guest relations officer and transfer to your guest house for dinner and overnight

Day 11:

After breakfast, we transfer (10min) back to Entebbe airport for your scheduled flight 0830/1035hrs to Kihihi airstrip. Pick up and transfer (1.5hrs) to your lodge for relaxation.

Day 12:

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetratable Forest National Park.

Day 13:

Second gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Day 14:

Transfer back to kihihi airstrip in time for your scheduled flight 1055/1155hrs to Entebbe airport. Check-in for your departure flight back home.

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