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German influence on the architecture in Swakopmund

Swakopmund

Founded in 1892 during the German colonial rule, the distinct colonial character has been well preserved. Swakopmund has several excellent ...

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Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 111

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Local market

Day 1: Nairobi

Welcome to Kenya. We will pick you up from the airport and drive transfer you to the hotel.

Masai boy

Day 2: Nairobi - Amboseli

After breakfast drive to Amboseli, arriving in time for lunch. Later in the afternoon go on a game drive.

Bird coming in to land

Day 3: Amboseli

We will set out today for the National Park and have a morning game drive. After lunch we will head to the Masai village and learn more about the Masai culture.

Lion in Amboseli National Park

Day 4: Amboseli - Lake Manyara N.P.

Leaving the incredible scenic land of Amboseli behind, you will begin your journey into Kenya’s equally charming neighbour, Tanzania. Your journey will take you to Arusha town, the central point between Cairo and Cape Town and the hub of all Tanzania safaris.

Buffalo herd

Day 5: Lake Manyara N.P. - Karatu

You will have a full day of game driving today, to see if you can spot the tree climibing lions.

Day 6: Karatu

You will head through to Ngorongoro Crater today for game drives. This incredible formation is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers more than 8300 square kilometres. The actual crater is 260 square kilometres and 620m deep. The original volcano was probably as high, if not higher than Kilimanjaro.

Day 7: Karatu

Reaching the crater floor as the sun begins to rise, you will undoubtedly be amazed by the size of the crater and also the abundance of wildlife. It is one of the last places in Tanzania where the Big Five can be seen. The NCA is a World Heritage Site and is unique because it is a multi-use conservation area - where the animals and environment are protected and the Masai are allowed graze their cattle. Enjoy a picnic on the edge of one of the crater’s lake as you watch elephants quench their thirst.

Antelope

Day 8: Karatu - Serengeti N.P.

Leaving the great spectacle of the crater behind you will drive to Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed as one of the 7 natural world wonders of modern time, the Serengeti National Park. With an on-route game drive you will soon arrive at the lodge.

Day 9: 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.

Leopard surverying the area

Day 10: Serengeti N.P.

There’s nothing like an early morning start to experience one of the most ultimate game viewing sessions. After a hot drink you will soon be wide-awake as you watch wildlife in its most active time. For something completely different, we can arrange an early morning balloon safari over the Serengeti (optional). After lunch at camp, return to the plains in search for more wildlife viewing and experiences.

Day 11: Serengeti N.P. - Lake Victoria

Wake up early this morning before setting out to the lakeside town of Musoma. Here you will be met by a boat, which will shuttle you to the amazing Lukuba Island Lodge, set on a secluded, soft sand beach on the eastern side of Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake in the world.

Safely across the river during the migration

Day 12: Lake Victoria - Masai Mara N.P.

We leave the island today for a full day of travel to Kenya. An interesting and scenic drive through small local villages, you will again cross back to Kenya at the Isebania border making your way to the prestigious Masai Mara.

Lion in the Masai Mara

Day 13: Masai Mara N.P.

The Mara is technically an extension of Tanzania’s renowned Serengeti National Park, but its rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments an endless amount of game viewing. Home to a wide variety of animals, the Mara is also famous for its Big Five. Depending on the game drive we’ll drive back to the lodge for a late lunch, only to return again to the reserve’s open plains late afternoon for more game viewing and sundowners in the bush.

Masai warrior jumping

Day 14: Masai Mara N.P.

Get up for an early morning game drive. With the cool temperatures of the morning the animals are at their most active. Watch the sun rise over the African Savannah giving fantastic light for the keen photographer. Return to the camp for a late breakfast. The rest of the morning is at leisure to relax by the rivers edge watching the animals that come to drink or indulge in a massage by the pool. Lunch will be in camp with the late afternoon being set for a game drive. As the sun begins to set the animals are once again more active.

Masai Mara giraffe

Day 15: Masai Mara N.P.

Sadly today our tour arrangements come to an end. After breakfast we depart for Nairobi’s international airport (350kms, 5 hours) for your onward flight.