11 Days Special Safari
Lake Nakuru/ Maasai Mara/ Serengeti/ Ngorongoro in 11 Days
Tour Code: WATT003
Start:Nairobi -End: Nairobi/JKIA/Arusha/ KIA
Lake Nakuru, Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, Musoma, Lake Victoria, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Mau Escarpment, Great Rift Valley, Arusha, Nairobi
Hotel in Nairobi /Self contained Tents in Nakuru/Masai Mara/Camping in Serengeti /Ngorongoro (Option pitched tents or lodges in Serengeti/Ngorongoro)
This is a safari that promises the best of Kenya and Tanzania’s premier parks. Visit the small but rewarding Lake Nakuru National park thereafter proceeding towards Maasai Mara (Kenya’s most celebrated game park). This is where the great wildebeest migration is a spectacle to behold for any would be visitor to Kenya mainly in July and August of each year. In Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater is said to have the world’s largest population of lion. In Lake Manyara lions have developed a liking for residing in the branches of trees, where they can both sleep and watch for prey whilst the Serengeti is notable for its large migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras, buffalos, elephants and many other species of animals, with strings of predators in trail. The Ngorongoro crater also offers amazing wildlife viewing and scenery.
Group Size: 7 PAX for guaranteed daily departure. However fewer number of PAX can be arranged but will have an impact on the per person rate.
Day 1: Arrival Nairobi Pick up from the airport on arrival and transfer you to Boulevard hotel or similar for overnight stay in readiness for an adventure safari the following morning. Day 2: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park Pick up from hotel at 0730hrs after a safari briefing session with our Tour officer then drive to Lake Nakuru national Park to arrive in good time for Lunch at Lake Nakuru guest house. Afternoon game drive then return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.
The park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you will find white rhino at the southern end. The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. We spend the night at a Lake Nakuru guest House. Day 3:Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara Depart the camp soon after breakfast and drive via the scenic floor of the Great Rift Valley to Maasai Mara. Lunch then proceed for evening game drives. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Sidai Camp, Enchoro camp or similar facility. Day 4 / 5: Maasai Mara The full day is spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 585 per person. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Enchoro Camp, Mara Sidai Camp or similar facility.
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, leopards, elephants and many kinds of antelopes. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti in Tanzania, followed on their heels by the predators of the savanna - lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas and vultures. Day 6: Maasai Mara - Musoma We leave the campsite soon after breakfast and drive through the southern part of the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the Tanzanian border at Isebania / Sirari. On entering Tanzania we drive to the Stopover lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Day 7: Musoma - Serengeti National Park After early morning breakfast we enter Serengeti via Dabaka gate for full day game drives, driving south and west to the western corridor of the great Serengeti via Dabaka Gate with our picnic lunch boxes. Dinner and overnight stay at stopover lodge near Dabaka gate Day 8: Serengeti National park. The whole day is spent exploring the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight stay at a Seronera campsite or lodge.
The Serengeti National Park is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. During the months December through March the seemingly unending plains of the southern Serengeti and the Conservation Area are inhabited by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. The great herds graze on rain ripened grass. In the calving season (late January through mid March) the herds concentrate at the Ndutu and Salei plains (Southern Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area) attracting the attention of predators like the lion, cheetah, hyena, etc. Day 9: Serengeti –Ngorongoro conservation area via Olduvai Gorge: We enjoy our game viewing as we drive southeast up into the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stopingover at The Olduvai Gorge where we will enjoy our picnic lunch as we tour the gorge. We spend the night at the Simba (Lion) campsite on the crater rim, lodge or similar facility.
The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from 2 million years ago to the present and it is here where humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man. Fossil foot prints (over three million years old) have also been found here and are the most ancient footprints yet discovered. There is an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings with a guide and it is also a great place to view birds such as the purple grenadier, red and yellow barbet, speckle fronted weaver and slaty colored bouboub. Day 10: Ngorongoro - Arusha Early breakfast then descend into the crater for a full morning crater tour. Lunch then proceed to Arusha. Dinner and overnight stay at Arusha Crown Hotel or similar
The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena in the world. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for the Africa’s largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process which created the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today! Day 11:Arusha - Nairobi breakfast then board a morning shuttle bus to Nairobi departing at 0730 hrs to arrive at 1400 hrs and Drop off at your hotel/airport or be transferred to KIA if tour ends in Arusha, depending on your flight arrangements (you may opt to Arrive at JKIO Nairobi and depart from KIA) Tour Price – Contact us at email@example.com for current pricing
Tour price includes:- - Transport in a Custom made tour van in Kenya and 4x4 land cruiser in Tanzania - Start Nairobi – end the tour in Nairobi or Arusha/KIA - Crater service fees/conservation fees. - Services of a professional English speaking guide - Game parks or national parks entry fees; - Accommodation as per the itinerary - 1 night accommodation in Arusha on Half board basis - Three meals per day whilst on safari; - 1 litre Mineral water per person per day Price excludes: - Drinks - Tipping - Cultural visits to Masai villages - Sleeping bags - Personal effects - Kenya /Tanzania Visas - Hotel accommodation in Nairobi after the safari